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The 36th Annual Workshop on Mathematical Problems in Industry
June 15-18, 2020
Held virtually at The University of Vermont

About MPI

Mathematical Problems in Industry (MPI) is a problem solving workshop that attracts leading applied mathematicians and scientists from universities, industry, and national laboratories. During the workshop, engineers and scientists from industry interact with the academic participants on problems of interest to their companies. In the past, problems have been drawn from many areas of industrial practice, including:

  • engineering and product design,
  • process design and control,
  • environmental remediation,
  • scheduling and optimization,
  • financial modeling.

The challenge facing business and industry is to prosper in an era of rapid technological growth. Meeting the challenge requires continually improving productivity, resource management, and innovation, both to refine existing products and processes and to create new ones.

The MPI workshop is a resource that offers

  • clarification and formulation of a proposed or existing process,
  • methods to solve problems of interest to industry,
  • links with applied mathematicians from universities and national laboratories,
  • fresh input of new ideas.
  • recruitment opportunities of and for graduate students


The organizer of MPI 2020 gratefully acknowledges funding from the industrial participant and logistical support from the University of Vermont. He also thanks Dr. James Bagrow (Department of Math & Stats of UVM) for significant help with this webpage.