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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Zhan Huang, Peter Gael, Chao Liang.

Title:A Mathematical Career in Industry
Seminar:SIAM Student Chapter Seminar
Speaker:Jennifer Deang, Lockheed Martin-IS&GS
In this talk, I will give an overview of my experiences working as a mathematician at Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin is a very large technology corporation with major activities in aerospace, energy, information technology, satellites, and simulation. An unbelievable array of problems arise from these activities, and can land on a the desk of the computational scientist, with the plea "Can you help?" The reason it's a problem is nobody has seen something quite like this before. The reason they're coming to you is that your more generalized experience, and ability to construct new algorithms from old ones, you might be able to guide them to an acceptable solution. I'll try to suggest the range of problems you could find yourself working on if you choose a research or programming job in an industrial environment such as mine. Industrial firms hire mathematicians and computational scientists because their training means they can be given almost any kind of problem, and figure out a reasonable way to analyze and solve it. The industrial setting includes some features not found in academia, including time and cost constraints, and work in large projects. Surprisingly, there can also be room for research projects.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:02 / 17 / 2012
Time:04:40pm - 05:30pm