The DIMACS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INSTITUTE (DREI), based at Rutgers University, takes the approach that research and education should work hand-in-hand. Collaborations between researchers and educators are formed by understanding each others' work and needs. To this end, the institute has designed separate programs that are focused on each group's interests, along with plenary sessions and evening lectures aimed at meshing the two groups with the planned outcome of stimulating discussion and problem-solving. The Institute offers a three-week program of research workshops, along with an educational program for high school teachers.

**1996 - Computational Geometry & Mathematical Visualization**

**1997 - Cryptography & Network Security**

**1998 - Graph Theory & Combinatorial Optimization**

**1999 - Graph Theory and its Applications to Problems of Society**

**DREI Steering Committee: **

- Linda Lesniak, DREI '98 and DREI '99 and DCI '00 Program Director
- Henry (Hank) Kepner, DREI '98 and DREI '99 Education Program Coordinator
- Fred S. Roberts, DIMACS Director
- Joseph G. Rosenstein, Rutgers - Math
- Michael Saks, Rutgers - Math
- Chuck Biehl, DREI '98, '99 and DCI '00 Lead Teacher
- Ethel Breuche, DREI '98, '99 Lead Teacher
- Pat Carney, DREI '98, '99 and DCI '00 Lead Teacher
- Miheala Nicolescu, DCI '00 Lead Teacher
- John Polking, Rice University, IAS-PCMI
- Henry Pollak, Columbia University
- Marjorie Senechal, Smith College
- Barry Tesman, DREI '99 and DCI '00 Education Program Director
- Bill Velez, University of Arizona

*DIMACS* is the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (founded in 1988). It's one of the National Science Foundation Centers for Science and Technology and is a consortium of Rutgers and Princeton Universities, AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies), Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) and NEC Research Institute. Funding for DIMACS comes from the National Science Foundation and the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.

Mail to: drei@dimacs.rutgers.edu

Last modified: April 14, 2003