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## RMM - http://www.scmsa.com/robust.htm (official site)
## Robust Mathematical Modeling
## BackgroundThe RMM (Robust Mathematical Modeling) program aims at providing contacts to mathematicians (no matter public or private). It allows mathematicians to answer the question "how can we be useful ?", and thus of course create more jobs. Until recently, jobs in mathematics were connected to education, which is very limited : a mathematician’s task is to solve problems, not just to teach. These problems, in order to be useful socially speaking, have to address the following three difficulties: - the data are missing or corrupted
- the laws are unknown
- the objectives are multiple and contradictory
Any mathematical tool which addresses at least one of these difficulties is potentially useful, since they appear constantly in real-life problems. On the opposite, to develop abstract, elaborate, theoretical tools is of limited interest, since these tools will never find the proper situation for application. The wrong attitude is to develop tools first, hoping that they will sometime meet some need. This does not work, because nobody cares about such tools : the scientific journals in which they are presented are not read by the users. The two communities "users" and "theorists" are disjoint, in many respects (vocabulary, scale of time, ambitions, and so on). There is a need (we may think of that later, in the frame of the RMM program) for a scientific journal for the users, written in their vocabulary. ## RMM MembersHere is a growing list of RMM members - full list coming soon... - Bernard Beauzamy, Chairman and CEO, Societe de Calcul Mathematique SA, Paris
- Olga Zeydina, from Donetsk (zeidina@mail.ru)
## RMM Contracts- with Veolia Transport
- With ANDRA (radioactive waste agency, France) : 2d and 3d models for radionuclide propagation in soils, taking uncertainties into account (sequel of our previous contract).
- With CITEPA (atmospheric pollution, France) : uncertainties about atmospheric emissions.
- With CEA (atomic energy, France) : uncertainties in epidemiology.
- NATO proposal to be evaluated in March 2008 - involving Donetsk National University, Ukraine (representative : V. Bandoura), Université de Bretagne Sud, Vannes, France (Quensheng Liu and Emile Le Page), Kent State University, USA (Richard Aron), and SCM
## RMM Related Conferences, Seminars and Other Activities- Kent State University University Industrial Series Colloquium
- RMM Seminar
- Société de Calcul Mathématique SA
- The Donetsk Probability Group
- 2008 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
(ICCSA 2008), June 30th to July 3rd, 2008 at University of Perugia, Perugia
(Italy).
Our session is "Logical, Technical and Computational Aspects of Transformations and Suddenly Emerging Phenomena, and attached uncertainties". - Graduate Student collaboration with Donetsk National University (Ukraine)
- 2007 WORKSHOP Computational Aspects of Short Range Phenomena included in ICCS 2008 Conference, KRAKOW, POLAND
- Donetsk Probability Group signed a contract with the "Credit Union Dobrobut"
- Experimental Probabilistic Hypersurface construction by Olga Zeydina
- The RMM tri-country Ph.D. project
- Industrial project involving defining the "intelligence" of the robot
- Donetsk Probability Group Conference May 29-31, 2006, Paris
- RMM Prize offered for the solution to this problem...
- Trucking Industry Project - M. Bannon, from Bestway Systems (a truck company) gave a talk at the colloquium, KSU, last october (in fact, this was the first colloquium). It appears that their main concern was about a software, used to find the best prices for refueling. KSU proposed to help Bestway, by doing a comparative analysis of the software, but it finally turns out that negociate the prices gives a better result (see attached file).
## RMM Archives, reports, articles and filesAny reports, files or presentations for the RMM group will be saved for free access within this folder: http://icm.mcs.kent.edu/research/RMM/archives |

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