Researching novel and important interactions between algorithmic
theory and practice, the ALADDIN Center PROBEs
(PROBlem-oriented Explorations) are of great interest and quite
accessible to students. Many of these projects lend themselves
naturally to undergraduate research. The ALADDIN Center is supporting
seven undergraduate students this summer, working in teams with
graduate students and guided by ALADDIN faculty, on a variety
research projects (initiated and led by ALADDIN graduate students).
The first month is spent exploring the literature and becoming
familiar with the topic. During the second and third months, the
students formulate the main questions, embark on the research,
and implement code, then write up and present the results. All
participants meet weekly to discuss their research progress, problems,
and successes. At the end of the summer, a mini-symposium is held
in which each student presents their work in a moderated session
and has the results published on the ALADDIN web site. Information
about the programs held during the past summers of 2002 and 2003
can be found at: REU Symposium
2002, REU 2003,
REU 2004, and REU 2005.

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