The Center for Discrete Mathematics
and Theoretical Computer Science

Reconnect Conference 2004
Reconnecting Teaching Faculty to the Mathematical Sciences Enterprise

Integrating Information from Sequence and Evolution:
An Introduction to Computational Biology

Dates: August 8 - August 14, 2004
(Sunday evening through Saturday afternoon)

This conference exposes faculty teaching undergraduates to the mathematical sciences research enterprise by introducing them to a current research topic relevant to the classroom through a series of lectures by a leading expert and involving them in writing materials useful in the classroom. Participants have the possibility of following up by preparing these materials for publication in the DIMACS Educational Modules Series.

The workshop offers the opportunity for junior faculty as well as mid-level and senior faculty to advance to research questions in a new area of the mathematical sciences. Participants will also acquire materials and gain ideas for seminar presentations and for undergraduate research projects.

This conference is also aimed at reconnecting faculty to the mathematical sciences research enterprise by involving them in a leading research center which is a consortium of Princeton University, Rutgers University, AT&T Labs, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, NEC Research and Telcordia Technologies. There will be opportunities to follow up after the conference by getting connected to DIMACS researchers and other DIMACS programs throughout the year.


R. Ravi, Carnegie Mellon University, (ravi@andrew.cmu.edu)
Integrating Information from Sequence and Evolution: An Introduction to Computational Biology
(click title for more information on this topic)


Rochelle Leibowitz, Wheaton College (rochelle_leibowitz@wheatonma.edu)
Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University (froberts@dimacs.rutgers.edu)

Sessions will be held at the DIMACS headquarters, located at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ.

Important Construction Information in the Rutgers University Area:

Rutgers University is beginning a major road construction project (from 2002 until approximately 2005), redesigning the roadways between the College Avenue Campus, the Busch Campus (where DIMACS is located), and the surrounding areas. Please watch the following web site for details and changed traffic patterns:


DIMACS will keep all participants as current as possible about the project and the directions to the Busch Campus.

Lodging and meals will be provided through anticipated NSF funding. Limited funds are expected to be available for travel awards.

Anyone may apply. Please apply for any one of the conferences or all of them (however, you must apply separately for each of the programs). Preference will be given to faculty whose primary job is undergraduate teaching. Two-year college faculty are welcome to apply. Faculty from groups under-represented in mathematics are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2004.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Late applications will be considered if space is available.

Application Travel Support Application
Schedule Hotel Information
Participants Directions
Reading List Modules List

To receive more information contact Christine Spassione, Reconnect Program Coordinator, or telephone: (732) 445-4304.

Christine Spassione
Reconnect Program Coordinator
DIMACS / CoRE Bldg. / 4th Floor
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
96 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018 USA

To view the 2004 Satellite Reconnect Programs, please visit the following program web pages:

Lafayette College St. Mary's College

To view previous Reconnect programs, please visit the following program web pages:

Reconnect 1998 Reconnect 1999 Reconnect 2000 Reconnect 2002
2003 Satellite at Salem State 2003 Satellite at Illinois Institute of Technology Reconnect 2003

Document last modified on August 12, 2004.