Zachary Charles

Charles
Zachary
Graduate Fellow
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Graduate
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Boston
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Spring 2016:  Zach Charles is working on various applications of algebra, including to the Belgian Chocolate Problem in control theory, the Optimal Power Flow Problem in power systems, and the Pooling Problem as studied by the oil industry.

Summer 2016:  The RTG funding has helped me accomplish quite a few varied things. First, it gave me time to work on the Belgian Chocolate Problem and (working with you) obtain the world record value for the parameter delta. I then presented the work on the BCP at the Optimization Research Consortium in the fall semester. There I was able to connect with other researchers and people from industry. The funding also gave me time to prepare for my specialty exam and become a dissertator. The RTG funding has also allowed me to devote time to co-organizing the applied algebra seminar this year and performing interdisciplinary research in power systems. 

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