Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: Duke-DOMATH2022 [#1217]
Program Title: DOmath 2022
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2021/12/22, finished 2022/10/08)
Program Description:   URMs  

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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DOmath is a full-time 8 week program for collaborative student summer research in all areas of mathematics. This program is open to all current undergraduate students at Duke University and North Carolina Central University; if you are a student at another institution, please do not apply as your application will not be read. We particularly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. (For NCCU students, there are a couple of questions that are Duke-specific; please just leave these blank.)

DOmath 2022 runs from May 16 until July 8, 2022The program consists of groups of 2-4 undergraduate students working together on a single project. Each team will be led by a faculty mentor assisted by a graduate student. We plan to hold DOmath 2022 in person, but will move to a hybrid or remote model if necessary.

Participants will receive a $4,000 stipend, out of which they must arrange their own housing and travel (if applicable). Participants may not accept other employment or take classes during the program. Funding and infrastructure support are primarily provided by Duke's Department of Mathematics, the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), and the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs.

The application deadline is February 15, 2022, but we will consider late applications until all slots are filled. Teams are expected to be finalized by mid to late March but this is not guaranteed. We expect to notify applicants about the decision by email by the end of March.

There are 6 teams planned for summer 2022 in the numbered list below. As part of the application, you will list the number(s) of the projects that you would like to apply for; for each of your 
choice of projects, we ask you to provide a short explanation of why you have chosen it and how you feel you could contribute to it.

If you have any questions about 
DOmath 2022, please email the program co-directors, Professors Lenny Ng (ng@math.duke.edu) and Heekyoung Hahn (hahn@math.duke.edu).

Here is the list of project titles and faculty mentors. Please see the DOmath 2022 web site for full descriptions of each project.
  1. Spatial-temporal prediction on graphs by recurrent neural network, led by Professor Xiuyuan Cheng

  2. Structure and stability for Brascamp–Lieb inequalities, led by Professor Nicholas Cook

  3. Mathematical questions arising from the COVID epidemic, led by Professor Rick Durrett

  4. Exploring minimal surfaces modulo p, led by Professor Demetre Kazaras

  5. Modeling the dynamics of filter fouling, led by Professor Thomas Witelski

  6. Smoothness of subspace-valued maps, led by Professor Ruda Zhang

    Application Materials Required:
    Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
    And anything else requested in the program description.

    Further Info:
    email address
    Mathematics Department
    Duke University, Box 90320
    Durham, NC 27708-0320