Industrial Internship Projects

For students interested in the application of mathematics in industry, summer (or part-time) internships are highly recommended. During the internship, students work under the guidance of industry mentors at top corporate research facilities around the country. We view internship not so much as an off-campus summer (or part-time) job, but as a broadening experience central to our educational philosophy.

Many internships are arranged by MCIM and are awarded on a competitive basis. Students are also guided by their own search (see Resources for Internship Search). The application process begins in early fall and requires approvals by advisors. For students pursuing the MS degree with emphasis in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, internship is a requirement, and the research done during the internship should lead to a thesis topic. For students pursuing Ph.D. degree with emphasis in Applied and Industrial Mathematics, an internship is recommended. For students considering careers in industry, at least two internships are recommended. It is possible that the research done during the internship can become part of the student's thesis, or even the topic of the thesis.

Companies benefit from collaborative research through the internship program in two ways. First, it provides the company with resources, such as the student and the access to the university faculty, to carry out important research. Second, it provides the company with a pool of talented students with excellent background for future recruitment.

Industrial Internship Projects 1994 - Present

Company Project Student Academic Advisor Degree/Year
securian Quantitative financial models - Summer 2017 Lei Yuan Fadil Santosa PhD Math
Ford  Summer 2017 Lindsey Hiltner Carme Calderer PhD Math 
3M Summer 2017 Alex Gutierrez Gilad Lerman PhD Math 2018
Kohl's Digital Logistic regression models for the optimization of space allocation in brick-and-mortar stores. - Summer 2017 Mauricio Flores Gilad Lerman PhD 2019
cray Math and Science Libraries - Summer 2017 Austin Tuttle Yoichiro Mori PhD Math 2019
amazon Demand Forecasting - Summer 2017 Tyler Maunu Gilad Lerman PhD Math 2018
voya

Universal Life Illustration Tool Improvement - Summer 2017

Irene Luo BA Math 2018
Ecolab

1. Rare events classification & prediction
2. Analysis of emergency maintenance call data - Summer 2017

Somyi Baek Richard McGehee PhD 2019
voya Stopless Insurance Pricing - Summer 2017 George Fisk Gilad Lerman BS, Mathematics and Computer Science 2019
optum  Summer 2017
Nick Kanning B.Sc. Math and Computer Science
argonne national lab Graphene optics for HPC spectral-element codes - Summer 2017 Josh Wilson Fadil Santosa PhD 2018
argonne national lab Using Deep Learning to Generate DNA/Amino Acid Sequences - Summer 2017  Amber Yuan Jeff Calder PhD 2021
Los Alamos National Laboratory Finite Element Methods for Two-Dimensional Neutron Transport - Summer 2017 Hailee Peck Hans Othmer PhD 2021
3M Improving Dictionaries of Clinically Relevant Phrases - Summer 2016 Brittany Baker PhD 2018
Cray Optimizing Applications with Math and Scientific Libraries - Summer 2016 Mike Loper PhD 2020
SenseAI Sensor Analytics - Summer 2016 Jon Hahn Richard McGehee PhD 2017
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Assembling Biogeochemical Stocks and Fluxes in GFDL's ESMs - Summer 2016 Alice Nadeau Richard McGehee PhD 2018
Medtronic Summer 2016 Paula Dassbach Maria-Carme Calderer
Douglas N. Arnold
PhD 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Summer 2016 Vahan Huroyan Gilad Lerman PhD 2018
Los Alamos National Laboratory Finite Element Methods for Two-Dimensional Neutron Transport - Summer 2016 Hailee Peck Hans Othmer PhD 2021
3M Manufacturing Data Analytics - Summer 2016 Jonathan Hill Svitlana Mayboroda PhD 2017
3M Palliative Care Prediction - Summer 2016 Sarah Milstein Richard McGehee PhD 2021
Astronautics Corporation of America Modeling Room-Temperature Magnetic Refrigeration - Summer 2016 Trevor Steil Daniel Spirn PhD 2019
NGA.mil Anticipatory Analytics - Summer 2016 Tyler Maunu Gilad Lerman PhD 2018
Surgical Information Sciences Volume Estimation of Tissue from Deep Brain Stimulation - Summer 2016 Jiguang Shen Bernardo Cockburn PhD 2017
Mitsubishi Electric *Confidential* - Summer 2016 Mauricio Flores Bernardo Cockburn PhD 2019
Vital Images Deep Learning in Medical Image Processing - Summer 2016 George Fisk Gilad Lerman BS 2019
TalkingData Data Analysis - Summer 2016 Xiaoyi Zhu Gilad Lerman BA 2016
St. Jude Medical Summer 2013 Carlos-Andres Garavito-Garzon
Motorola Summer 2013 Madeline Schrier
Schlumberger Micro-seismic Event Localization for Hydraulic Fracturing Applications, Summer 2012 Alexandra Ortan Fernando Reitich
Boston Scientific Data Analysis and Algorithim Development for Medical Devices, Summer 2012 Stephen McIntyre Yoichiro Mori
Schlumberger 3D Elastic forward Modeling, Summer 2011 Vincent Quenneville-Belair Bernardo Cockburn
Ameriprise Financial Capital Market Solutions, Summer 2011 Hyunsoo Doh Nicolai Krylov PhD 2012
Mitsubishi Electric Removing Artifacts in Compressed Images, Summer 2011 Yi Wang Gilad Lerman PhD 2012
IBM Learning Mental States from fMRI Data, Summer 2011 Kyle Heuton Gilad Lerman BS 2012
Schlumberger A Stochastic approach to formation shear radial profiling ina fluid-filled borehole, Summer 2011 Wenxiao Guo Gilad Lerman BS 2012
Xerox Pricing algorithms for advanced road transportation systems, Summer 2011 Ben Segal Gilad Lerman BS 2011
Vital Images Anisotropic Denoising Using Vessel Information, Summer 2010 Kyle Heuton Gilad Lerman BS 2012
Schlumberger 3D Acoustic Forward Modeling, Summer 2010 Fanbin Bu Fernando Reitich PhD 2010
Adventium Labs Hierarchical Real-Time Scheduling, 2010 Rob Edman Ezra Miller  
Schlumberger Interferometry, Summer 2009 Fanbin Bu Fernando Reitich PhD 2010
Adventium Labs Assured Scalable Network Modeling and Analysis, 2009 Rob Edman Ezra Miller  
Starkey Scattering in an Idealized Ear Canal, Summer 2009 Alexandra Ortan Fernando Reitich  
Starkey Scattering in an Idealized Ear Canal, Summer 2009 Vincent Quenneville-Belair Bernardo Cockburn  
Merck Segmenting Blood Vessels and Atheroma Detection, Summer 2008 Kyle Heuton Gilad Lerman BS 2012
Vision Ease Sustainability Evaluation and Analysis, 2008 Yi Wang Gilad Lerman PhD 2011
Securian Finance, 2008 Ivan Merev Bernardo Cockburn PhD 2010
Vision Ease Lens Design, 2008 Fanbin Bu Fadil Santosa PhD 2010
Cargill Cargill, 2008 Zheng Tao Scot Adams MFM 2009
Securian Finance, 2008 Zhifang Li Scot Adams MFM 2009
Castle Peak Capital Advisors Finance, 2008 Vishal Kashyap Scot Adams MFM 2009
Allianz Finance, 2008 Shouwen Xu Scot Adams MFM 2009
Allianz Finance, 2008 Xiaoyi Zhu Scot Adams MFM 2009
LORAM Railraod Defect Detection, 2007 Fanbin Bu Fernando Reitich PhD 2010
LORAM Railraod Defect Detection, 2007 Kyle Heuton Gilad Lerman BS 2012
Boston Scientific Statistical Data Analysis, 2007 Deepa Mahajan (nee Gupta) Fernando Reitich PhD 2008
Schlumberger Elastodynamic Simulations, 2007 Jiaqi Yang Fernando Reitich PhD 2008
Ameriprise Financial Risk Modeling and Testing, 2007 Fanhuan Zhou Fadil Santosa PhD 2009
Car Hop Data Analysis and Risk Modeling, 2007 Jose Orozco-Rodriguez Fadil Santosa PhD 2008
Symbol Image Processing, 2006 Michael Aschenbeck Fadil Santosa PhD 2008
Schlumberger Flow Modeling, 2006 Deepa Mahajan (nee Gupta) Fernando Reitich PhD 2007
Schlumberger Geophysics, 2006 Haiying Wang Bernardo Cockburn PhD 2006
Ameriprise Financial Finance, 2006 Ivan Merev Fernando Reitich PhD 2009
Alternative Strategy Advisors Finance, 2006 Juraj Huska Peter Polacik PhD 2007
Schlumberger Elastodynamics, 2006 Jiaqi Yang Fernando Reitich PhD 2008
Telcordia Cryptography, 2006 Vishal Saraswat Paul Garrett PhD 2008
Young America Data Analysis, 2006 Matthew Deidrick Harvey Keynes MS 2008
GMAC Finance, 2006 Christopher Bemis Fadil Santosa PhD 2007
Los Alamos National Laboratory Image Processing, 2005 Joe Kenney Peter Olver PhD 2007
Alternative Strategy Advisors Mathematical Finance, 2005 Maria Ponomarenko Fadil Santosa PhD 2006
Mayo Clinic Medical Imaging, 2005 Jiaqi Yang Fernando Reitich PhD 2007
Honeywell Electromagnetic Scattering, 2005 Chong Hoong Leong Fadil Santosa MS 2006
Schlumberger Geophysics, 2005 Haiying Wang Bernardo Cockburn PhD 2006
Los Alamos National Laboratory Data Analysis, 2005 Guangliang Chen Gilad Lerman PhD 2007
Guidant Biomedical Engineering, 2005 Viktoria Averina Fadil Santosa PhD 2007
Minneapolis Consulting Group Power Network Analysis, 2005 Yanlai Chen Bernardo Cockburn PhD 2007
Hennepin County Medical Center Data Analysiis, 2004 Tara Rangarajan Fadil Santosa MS 2004
Coherent Laser Aerosol Scattering. 2004 Thomas Hoft PhD 2005
Schlumberger Optimization, 2004 Mariya Ponomarenko Fadil Santosa PhD 2005
Medtronic Electromagnetics, 2004 Akash Anand Fernando Reitich PhD 2005
Medtronic Signal Processing, 2004 Chuan Xue Fadil Santosa PhD 2007
Symbol Image Processing, 2004 Todd Wittman Fadil Santosa PhD 2006
VA Image Processing, 2004 Joseph Kenney   PhD 2007
Medtronic Materials Modeling, 2004 Brandon Chabaud M. Carme Calderer PhD 2007
Medtronic Materials Modeling, 2004 Hang Zhang M. Carme Calderer PhD 2006
3M Optical Coating, 2003 Deepa Mahajan (Gupta) Fernando Reitich PhD 2005
VA Brain Imaging, 2003 Lisa Rassel Fadil Santosa MS 2004
Siemens Learning Theory, 2003 Jian Zhang Fadil Santosa PhD 2004
Schlumberger Optimization, 2003 Mariya Ponomarenko Fadil Santosa PhD 2005
Parker Hughes Bio Informatics, 2003 Suhas Saha Claudia Neuhauser MS 2004
Parker Hughes Bio Informatics, 2003 Stephanie Potoka Claudia Neuhauser MS 2004
Symbol Signal Processing, 2002 Jinjun Xiao Fadil Santosa  
Parker Hughes Bio Informatics, 2002 Nicoleta Tafulea Hans Othmer PhD 2005
Schlumberger Optimization, 2002 Mariya Ponomarenko Fadil Santosa PhD 2005
Signature Bioscience Electromagnetics Modeling, 2002 Shengde Liang Mitch Luskin PhD 2005
Vital Images Image Processing, 2002 Bayram Yenikaya Bernardo Cockburn PhD 2004
VA Brain Imaging, 2002 Yongwu Shao Mitch Luskin PhD 2005
3M Robust Optimal Design, 2001 Thomas Hoft Fadil Santosa MS 2002
3M Fiber Device Modeling, 2001 Paul Macklin John Lowengrub MS 2003
3M Physical Chemistry of Polymers, 2001 Miriam Freedman Rachel Kuske MS 2002
BMC Vision Ease Design Problems in Optics, 2001 Jian Zhang Fadil Santosa PhD 2004
Cardinal Optimization in Window Manufacturing, 2001 Anton Leykin Gennady Lyubeznik PhD 2003
Corning Fiber Optics Communication, 2001 Oleg Aleksandrov Fadil Santosa PhD 2003
Corning Fiber Optics Communication, 2001 YoungAe Han Fernando Reitich PhD 2004
Deluxe Optimization in Marking Yongwu Shao Rachel Kuske  
Honeywell Laser Modeling, 2001 Todd Wittman Fadil Santosa MS 1999
PhD 2005
IBM Minimax Optimization, 2001 Grant Erdman Fadil Santosa PhD 2003
Symbol Barcode Decoding, 2001 Kevin Collins Fadil Santosa MS 2002
PhD 2004
Unisys Computer Performance Analysis, 2001 Akash Anand Fernando Reitich PhD 2005
Vital Images Image Processing, 2001 Bayram Yenikaya Bernardo Cockburn PhD 2004
3M Fiber Bragg Gratings & Cladding Mode Coupling Loss, 2000 Paul Macklin John Lowengrub MS 2003
Agilent Technologies Electromagnetic Waves, 2000 Oleg Alexandrov Fadil Santosa PhD 2002
BMC Vision Ease Mathematics of Optical Lenses, 2000 Jing Wang Fadil Santosa PhD 2002
Ford Wavelet Selection for Classifying Rattles, 2000 Kevin Collins Fadil Santosa MS 2002
IBM Optimization, 2000 Grant Erdmann Fadil Santosa PhD 2003
Kimberly-Clark Probability Simulation, 2000 Bill Johnston Fadil Santosa MS 2002
Algorithmics Adaptive Algorithms
for Value-at-Risk Approximations,1999
Nataliya Kerbel Rachel Kuske MS 2001
Guidant Detection & Classification of EKG Signals, 1999 Kevin Collins Fadil Santosa MS 2002
LORAM Pattern Recognition, 1999 Jinzhu Yu Fadil Santosa MS 2002
Medtronic Pre-Conditioned Iterative Methods for Parabolic Equations, 1999 Stephen Whalen Mitch Luskin PhD 2005
Point Cloud 3-D Imaging, 1999 Sam Peterson Victor Reiner MS 2002
Schlumberger Inverse Problem in Electromagnetics, 1999 Pavel Belik Mitch Luskin PhD 2001
Seagate Magnetic Recording, 1999 Jonathan Marshall Fadil Santosa MS 2001
Siemens Stochastic Method for Optim. of Vector Functions, 1999 Grant Erdmann Fadil Santosa PhD 2003
Medtronic Comparison of Numerical Methods for Structural Analysis, 1998 Michael Lee Fadil Santosa  
Motorola Queueing Theory for Cell Phones, 1998 Yiju Chao Nicolai Krylov MS 1998
PhD 1999
Seagate Modeling of MR Head, 1998 Jonathan Marshall Fadil Santosa MS 2001
Ford Analysis of Air Pollution, 1998 Svetlana Rudnaya Fadil Santosa PhD 1999
Honeywell Research in Fiber Optics, 1998 Gerardo Ortigoza Fernando Reitich MS 1996
PhD 2002
Lockheed Martin Data Fusion, 1998 Martin O'Hely Claudia Neuhauser PhD 2000
3M Model of Electrodeposition, 1998 Irina Mitrea Fadil Santosa MS 2000
Banner Development of Vision System, 1998 Luis Yunes Fadil Santosa MS 2002
Computing Devices International 3-D Models from 2-D Images, 1997 Jennifer Treadway Peter Olver MS 1998
Deluxe Optimal Pricing from Checks, 1997 Ryan Rengo Kathryn E. Lenz MS 1996
Lockheed Martin Data Fusion, 1997 Luis Roman John Baxter PhD 2002
LORAM Pattern Recognition for RR Maintenance, 1997 Todd Wittman Fadil Santosa MS 1999
Lucent Coating Flow in Fiber Optics Manufacturing, 1997 Samuel Albert Bernardo Cockburn MS 1998
PhD 2000
Medtronic Cardiac Analysis, 1997 Yiju Chao Nicolai Krylov PhD 1999
Medtronic Mechanism of Wireleads, 1997 Xin Yan Fadil Santosa MS 1998
3M Optimal Design in Optics, 1996 Svetlana Rudnaya Fadil Santosa MS 1997

PhD 1999
Honeywell Pursuer Algorithm, 1996 Scott Shald Avner Friedman MS 1997
PhD 1999
Lockheed Martin Detection, Filtering and Tracking Algorithm, 1996 Aleksandar Zatezalo Nicolai Krylov MS 1997
PhD 1998
Medtronic Flow in a Blood Pump, 1996 Julia Liakhova Mitch Luskin MS 1997
PhD 2000
Motorola Calibration of Microaccelerometer, 1996 Osvaldo Mendez Fadil Santosa PhD 1998
Schlumberger Electromagnetics in Borehole, 1996 Xiangrong Yang Bernardo Cockburn MS 1997
PhD 1999
Telcordia Visualization Tool for Internet Traffic Data, 1996 Rosabel Hernandez Richard McGehee MS 1997
Ford Auto Antenna Acoustics, 1995 Feng-Tai Hwang Avner Friedman MS 1996
Lockheed Martin Sensor Management, 1995 Troy Jenison Fadil Santosa,
Avner Friedman
MS 1996
3M Dynamics of Magnetic Tape, 1995 Monica Lluis Walter Littman MS 1996
Honeywell Optimal Booster Ascent, 1994 Sarita Kinney Richard McGehee,
Avner Friedman
MS 1995
Honeywell Analysis of Mechanisms, 1994 Stephen Nelson Avner Friedman MS 1994