Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
April 22-23, 2016

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Welcome to the 2016 Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. Use the links on the left-hand side of the page to navigate through the site. This is our 33rdconsecutive conference, and we look forward to hosting you on the beautiful Rose-Hulman campus.

The primary vision for the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conferenceis to provide a venue to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments and work of undergraduate mathematicians and statisticians. The conference is put on largely byundergraduates for undergraduates. The theme for this year's conference is Mathematics for a Better World: Data Science and Operations Research in Humanitarian Efforts.

Invited Speakers:

Karen SmilowitztSpeaker: Karen Smilowitz
Title: Doing Good with Good OR: Operations Research for Humanitarian and Non-profit Logistics

Karen Smilowitz is a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University and holds a joint appointment with the Northwestern University Transportation Center. Dr. Smilowitz is currently a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence. Dr. Smilowitz studies modeling and solution approaches for logistics and transportation systems in both commercial and non-profit applications, working with transportation providers, logistics specialists and a range of non-profit organizations. She is currently leading the Northwestern Initiative on Humanitarian and Non-Profit Logistics. Dr. Smilowitz received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and a Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and her BSE in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.

Laren HaynesSpeaker: Lauren Haynes
Title: Using Data Science for Social Good

Lauren Haynes is Senior Project Manager at the Center for Data Science and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she serves as a translator between data scientists and non-profit and government agency personnel.

Before joining DSaPP, Lauren was Product Manager at GiveForward, supporting an agile team of 12 developers and designers. She was previously IT Manager and interim CIO at the Ounce of Prevention Fund, a non-profit focused on early childhood education and advocacy with 250 staff and a $50 million operating budget. She was a consultant with Accenture’s Technology Labs where her projects focused on Healthcare, Knowledge Management, and Collaboration while working with clients including Shell and DuPont.

Lauren is vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Break Away, a national nonprofit focused on service learning trips for college students. Lauren also sits on the Board of Directors for El Hogar del Nino and the Board of Trustees for the University YMCA at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. In her spare time, Lauren travels to Lindy Hop dance events. She holds a BS in General Engineering from UIUC, where her secondary field was in Human Computer Interaction.


Eric Reyes
Joe Eichholz
Key Dates

Registration Opens: February 1
Deadline for Distinguished Paper Award: March 14
Deadline for Submitting a Talk: April 15
Online Registration Closes: April 15
This conference is graciously sponsored by

Sandia National Labs Metron, Inc. Allstate Minitab
Maplesoft Pearson Publishing