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