Professors Luke Rogers and Alexander Teplyaev were recently informed that the National Science Foundation has renewed their Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site grant for an additional three years. The site brings nine students from across the country to participate in a 10 week research program each summer. Projects are run by Luke and Sasha, and by participating faculty Fabrice Baudoin, Masha Gordina and Oleksii Mostovyi. This summer research program has been running since 2007, initially with funding from individual professor’s grants, and since 2013 as a full REU site.
During the program, students work closely with their faculty supervisor and with graduate student mentors on real research problems. They are introduced to a new area, investigate fundamental examples (sometimes by hand and sometimes numerically), try to solve a specific problem, and then present their work in talks and with posters. In many cases they write and publish papers in research journals. Recent projects have been in fractal analysis, mathematical finance, and stochastics. More details about the students’ work can be found at the REU website.
Students participate in past REU programs. (Click to enlarge.)