The Center for Discrete Mathematics
and Theoretical Computer Science

Reconnect Satellite Conference 2004:
Lafayette College

Reconnecting Teaching Faculty to the Mathematical Sciences Enterprise

Experimental Algorithmics, with a Focus on Branch and
Bound for Discrete Optimization Problems

Dates: June 20 - June 26, 2004
(Sunday evening through Saturday afternoon)

This conference exposes faculty teaching undergraduates to the mathematical sciences research enterprise by introducing them to a current research topic relevant to the classroom through a series of lectures by a leading expert and involving them in writing materials useful in the classroom. Participants have the possibility of following up by preparing these materials for publication in the DIMACS Educational Modules Series.

The workshop offers the opportunity for junior faculty as well as mid-level and senior faculty to advance to research questions in a new area of the mathematical sciences. Participants will also acquire materials and gain ideas for seminar presentations and for undergraduate research projects.

This conference is also aimed at reconnecting faculty to the mathematical sciences research enterprise by involving them in a leading research center which is a consortium of Princeton University, Rutgers University, AT&T Labs, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, NEC Research and Telcordia Technologies. There will be opportunities to follow up after the conference by getting connected to DIMACS researchers and other DIMACS programs throughout the year.


Cynthia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories (caphill@sandia.gov)

Jeffrey Linderoth, Lehigh University (jtl3@lehigh.edu)
Experimental Algorithmics, with a Focus on Branch and Bound for Discrete Optimization Problems
(click title for more information on this topic)


Jonathan Berry, Lafayette College (berryjw@compute210.cs.lafayette.edu)
Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University (froberts@dimacs.rutgers.edu)

Sessions will be held at Lafayette College, located in Easton, PA.

Lodging and meals will be provided through anticipated NSF funding. Limited funds are expected to be available for travel awards.

Anyone may apply. Please apply for any one of the conferences or all of them (however, you must apply separately for each of the programs). Preference will be given to faculty whose primary job is undergraduate teaching. Two-year college faculty are welcome to apply. Faculty from groups under-represented in mathematics are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2004.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Late applications will be considered if space is available.

Application Travel Support Application
Schedule Accommodations Information
Participants Directions
Modules List Lectures
Schedule of Deliverables

To receive more information contact Jonathan Berry, Reconnect Satellite Program Director, or telephone: 610-330-5415.

Jonathan Berry
Reconnect Satellite Program Director
Computer Science Department Acopian 516 Lafayette College
Easton, PA USA

To view the 2004 Satellite Reconnect Programs, please visit the following program web pages:

DIMACS / Rutgers University St. Mary's College

To view previous Reconnect programs, please visit the following program web pages:

Reconnect 1998 Reconnect 1999 Reconnect 2000 Reconnect 2002
2003 Satellite at Salem State 2003 Satellite at Illinois Institute of Technology Reconnect 2003

Document last modified on February 13, 2004.