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Job Summary

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for undergraduate research in applied mathematics in the summer of 2021 on the theme “Phase Retrieval with Applications to Optical Microscopy”. The project will incorporate elements of applied linear and matrix algebra, numerical analysis, and Fourier analysis, among others. The prerequisite for this project is a course in linear algebra. More details can be found here.

Students will have a unique interaction with experienced faculty mentors in a productive intellectual environment, where they will learn how to use mathematical ideas to solve real-life problems. The program organizers will help students find appropriate venues to present and publish their results. Additionally, students will learn more about the graduate school application process and career opportunities in academia and industry.


Participants in this program will work alongside a cohort of fellow students from the UofM Dearborn REU Site in Mathematical Analysis and Applications. The key responsibilities of this position are:

  • Developing mathematically rigorous theory supporting the research objectives of the project.
  • Developing, implementing, and validating computational algorithms using a software package such as MATLAB.
  • Documenting research findings through means of project reports and presentations.
  • Communicating with investigators and other project participants regularly to report project progress and discuss potential issues/problems.

Work Schedule

This eight-week program is scheduled from May 24th to July 16th. This is a full time program and commitment for the complete 8 weeks is required.  Note that all meetings and communications will be conducted remotely, on account of university regulations regarding COVID-19.

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.