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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, CA, January 6-9, 2008 (Sunday - Wednesday)
Meeting #1035
Associate secretaries: Michel L Lapidus , AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu , lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
James J Tattersall , MAA tat@providence.edu
Tuesday January 8, 2008
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Joint Meetings Registration
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Modular Forms and Modularity, III
Organizers: Ling Long , Iowa State University linglong@iastate.edu
Wen-Ching Winnie Li , Pennsylvania State University
Tong Liu , University of Pennsylvania
7:30 a.m.
On modular forms for some noncongruence subgroups.
Chris A. Kurth , Iowa State University
Ling Long* , Iowa State University
(1035-11-978)
8:00 a.m.
L-functions and $l$-adic representations for noncongruence subgroups.
Jerome William Hoffman* , Louisiana State University
Helena Verrill , Louisiana State University
(1035-11-791)
8:30 a.m.
Farey Symbols and Finite Index Subgroups of $PSL_2(Z)$.
Chris Kurth* , Iowa State University
(1035-11-1604)
9:00 a.m.
Computing with Modular Forms Using SAGE.
William A Stein* , University of Washington
(1035-11-382)
9:30 a.m.
The module of vector-valued modular forms on $SL(2, Z)$.
Geoff Mason* , University of California, Santa Cruz
(1035-11-124)
10:00 a.m.
The Local Langlands Correspondence for GSp(4).
Wee Teck Gan* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-11-239)
10:30 a.m.
Actions of finite groups on modular forms and coherent sheaves.
Ted C Chinburg* , University of Pennsylvania
Amy Ksir , United States Naval Academy
(1035-14-89)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Employment Register
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Combinatorics, II
7:45 a.m.
Graph energy change due to single edge deletion.
Wasin So* , San Jose State University
(1035-05-1307)
8:00 a.m.
Some Results on Antidesigns.
Ian Rogers* , Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
(1035-05-508)
8:15 a.m.
Combinatorial Enumeration of rectangular kolam designs of the Tamil land.
Rethinasamy K Kittappa* , Millersville University
(1035-05-543)
8:30 a.m.
Extremal systems for the fair and biased Erd\H{o}s--Selfridge theorem.
Eric Lars Sundberg* , Occidental College
(1035-05-544)
8:45 a.m.
A New Lower Bound on the Number of Oblivious Questions Required to Guess Two Secrets.
Kelley Harris* , Harvard University
(1035-05-650)
9:00 a.m.
Three-Dimensional Generalized Solitary Waves via a Spatial Dynamical Approach.
Shengfu Deng* , Virginia Tech
Shu-Ming Sun , Virginia Tech
(1035-05-672)
9:15 a.m.
Sequences with small subsum sets.
Aaron Pixton* , Princeton University
(1035-05-677)
9:30 a.m.
Boundaries of the minimum $P_k$ total weights.
Ji Young Choi* , Shippensburg University of PA
(1035-05-695)
9:45 a.m.
Almost avoiding classes of permutations.
Robert Brignall , University of Bristol
William Griffiths , Southern Polytechnic State University
Rebecca Smith* , SUNY Brockport
Vincent Vatter , DIMACS
Daniel Warren , Ohio State
Doron Zeilberger , Rutgers
(1035-05-804)
10:00 a.m.
On $(64,28,12)$ Difference Sets.
Omar A. AbuGhneim* , Jordan University
(1035-05-871)
10:15 a.m.
New families of non-embeddable quasi-derived designs.
Tariq A. Alraqad* , Central Michigan University
(1035-05-918)
10:30 a.m.
Some results on $\lambda_x$-invertible graphs.
John P. Georges , Trinity College, Hartford, CT
David Mauro , Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Yan Wang* , Trinity College, Hartford, CT
(1035-05-939)
10:45 a.m.
A Combinatorial Approach to the Distinguishing Number of a Tournament and Other Digraphs.
Michael Babcock , University of the Pacific
Larry J. Langley , University of the Pacific
Sarah K. Merz* , University of the Pacific
(1035-05-1354)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, III
7:45 a.m.
A Characterization of the Interior of a Triangle.
Shing S So* , University of Central Missouri
Alvin R Tinsley , University of Central Missouri
(1035-51-1213)
8:00 a.m.
Upper Bound of Edge Number for Links.
Lucas Bennett* , University of Iowa
(1035-54-187)
8:15 a.m.
A modified Wallman method for compactifications of certain arbitrary topological spaces and an arbitrary Hausdorff compactification.
Hueytzen J Wu* , Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Wan-Hong Wu , Institute of Drug Development, Cancer Therapy & Research Center
(1035-54-173)
8:30 a.m.
The Kauffman-Harary Conjecture.
P R Solis* , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1035-54-225)
8:45 a.m.
New Metrization Theorems in Terms of Semi-open Covers.
Gangadhar R. Hiremath* , University of North Carolina Pembroke
(1035-54-295)
9:00 a.m.
Covering Properties Extending Several Special Base Properties.
Brad Bailey* , North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.
(1035-54-710)
9:15 a.m.
Problems of scalable topology.
Mark Burgin* , UCLA
(1035-54-189)
9:30 a.m.
Asphericity of Random Equilateral Knots.
Eric J Rawdon* , University of St. Thomas
Andrzej Stasiak , University of Lausanne
John C Kern , Duquesne University
Patrick Plunkett , University of California Santa Barbara
Michael Piatek , University of Washington
Kenneth C Millett , University of California Santa Barbara
(1035-57-342)
9:45 a.m.
Quantum invariants can provide sharp bounds on Heegaard genus.
Helen Wong* , Bowdoin College
Andrew Casson , Yale University
(1035-54-1655)
10:00 a.m.
{\bf Quasi-conformal Homeomorphisms on Compact Ultrametric Spaces}.
Mozhgan Mirani* , The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
(1035-54-1605)
10:15 a.m.
Homological Codimension.
Kailash C Ghimire* , Georgia Southwestern State University
(1035-54-1229)
10:30 a.m.
Intrisically $n$-linked spatial graphs.
Danielle O'Donnol* , UCLA
(1035-54-1382)
10:45 a.m.
The qo-topology - an order topology on a space of quasicontinuous functions.
Rodica Cazacu* , Georgia College & State University
(1035-54-1457)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS General Session
7:45 a.m.
Shortest paths and optimal solutions for evacuation in emergency situations.
Mitch A. Phillipson* , University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Simei Tong , University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
(1035-00-163)
8:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Evolution of the ABO Blood Group System.
Sara Jensen , Carthage College
Anna Sparacino* , Westminster College, PA
(1035-00-1862)
8:15 a.m.
Discovery Precalculus projects: Modeling with a graphing calculator TI-84+.
Nataliya I. Latushkina* , Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
(1035-00-48)
8:30 a.m.
Reducts of Countably Categorical Graphs.
Yun Lu* , Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1035-03-1064)
8:45 a.m.
On the classification of torsion-free abelian groups up to quasi-isomorphism.
Samuel Gregory Coskey* , Rutgers University
(1035-03-1806)
9:00 a.m.
Characterizing ``Planar" Abstract Simplicial Complexes by Excluded Minors (Generalizing Kuratowski's Theorem to Higher Dimensions).
Taylor Dupuy* , University of New Mexico
(1035-06-72)
9:15 a.m.
On the local multiple-valued logic algebras.
Lavinia Corina Ciungu* , State University of New York at Buffalo
(1035-06-444)
9:30 a.m.
Fractional Weak Discrepancy, Interval Orders, and Forbidden Configurations.
Alan Shuchat* , Wellesley College
Randy Shull , Wellesley College
Ann Trenk , Wellesley College
(1035-06-1481)
9:45 a.m.
A Priestley Style Duality for Meet Semi Lattices.
Aditya Kumar Nagrath* , University of Denver
(1035-06-1906)
10:00 a.m.
On the Natural Density of the $k$-Zeckendorf Niven Numbers.
Curtis Cooper* , University of Central Missouri
(1035-11-1254)
10:15 a.m.
Direct Sum Decompositions over Two-dimensional Local Domains.
Nicholas R Baeth* , University of Central Missouri
(1035-13-688)
10:30 a.m.
On Compact Connected Mobs.
Phoebe H McLaughlin* , University of Central Missouri
Shing So , University of Central Missouri
Haohao Wang , Southeast Missouri State University
(1035-22-1210)
10:45 a.m.
Point spectra for generalized Hausdorff matrices.
B. E. Rhoades* , Indiana University
(1035-40-276)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
8:00 a.m.
Modeling Atomic Force Microscope Deformation of Fibrin Fibers.
Callie A Johnson* , James Madison University
Anthony Tongen , James Madison University
(1035-74-1780)
8:30 a.m.
Cardinal Invariants Beyond the Continuum.
E. T. Brown , James Madison University
J. L. Bruno , James Madison University
C. L. Wingfield* , James Madison University
(1035-03-1752)
9:00 a.m.
Existence of Asymptotic Solutions to Semilinear Partial Difference Equations on Graphs.
Jason Dean Lee* , Duke University
John Neuberger , Northern Arizona University
(1035-35-261)
9:30 a.m.
Nested Chain Partitions of Normalized-Matching Posets.
Elinor Gardner Escamilla , Pomona College, Claremont CA
Andreea Cristina Nicolae , Pomona College, Claremont CA
Paul Russell Salerno , Pomona College, Claremont CA
Shahriar Shahriari , Pomona College, Claremont CA
Jordan Olliver Tirrell* , Lafayette College, Easton PA
(1035-06-132)
10:00 a.m.
Minimum Semidefinite Rank of a Graph with Cut Sets of Size 2 and Graphs with msr($G$) = $vrule height1.5ex G\vrule height 1.5ex - 2$.
Jonathan E. Beagley* , Illinois Institute of Technology
Eileen L. Radzwion , Central Michigan University
Andrew M. Zimmer , University of Puget Sound
(1035-15-119)
10:30 a.m.
Hadamard Difference Sets in Groups of Order 144 and the Spread Construction.
Nicole Kroeger , North Carolina State University
Marcus Miller* , Harvard University
Christopher Mooney , Transylvania University
Kathleen Shepard , Grinnell College
(1035-05-120)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers: Joseph W. Dauben , Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter , Westmont College
Victor J. Katz , University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall , University of Virginia
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces, III
Organizers: Jennifer R. Daniel , Lamar University jennifer.daniel@lamar.edu
Aloysius G. Helminck , North Carolina State University
8:00 a.m.
Modules of covariants in modular invariant theory.
Abraham Broer , Universit\'{e} de Montr\'{e}al
Jianjun Chuai* , Memorial University of Newfoundland
(1035-13-483)
8:30 a.m.
A Proof of The First Main Theorem for the Two Dimensional Modular Representation of $C_p$.
H. E. A. Eddy Campbell* , Memorial University of Newfoundland
R. James Shank , University of Kent at Canterbury
David L. Wehlau , Royal Military College and Queen's University
(1035-13-562)
9:00 a.m.
A Proof of The First Main Theorem for the Two Dimensional Modular Representation of $C_p$.
Eddy Campbell , Memorial University of Newfoundland
R. J. Shank , University of Canterbury at Kent
David L. Wehlau* , Royal Military College of Canada
(1035-20-498)
9:30 a.m.
Separating Invariants.
Emilie Dufresne* , Queen's University
(1035-13-588)
10:00 a.m.
A Step Towards the Determination of the Unitary Dual.
Alessandra Pantano* , University of California, Irvine
(1035-20-1276)
10:30 a.m.
Quotients of finite and affine Weyl groups by maximal parabolic subgroups and applications.
Markus Hunziker* , Baylor University
W. Andrew Pruett , Baylor University
(1035-22-1465)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I
Organizers: Jean-Pierre Fouque , University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar , Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
8:00 a.m.
Extracting and Using Credit Information in Hybrid Models.
Sanjiv R Das* , Santa Clara University
(1035-91-466)
9:00 a.m.
Two-Dimensional Markovian Model for Dynamics of Aggregate Credit Loss.
Andrei Lopatin* , NumeriX LLC
Timur Misirpashaev , Merrill Lynch
(1035-60-566)
9:30 a.m.
Multiname and Multiscale Default Modeling.
Knut Solna* , University of California at Irvine
(1035-60-1315)
10:00 a.m.
Calibration of portfolio credit risk models: solution of an inverse problem via intensity control.
Rama Cont* , Columbia University
Andreea Minca , Ecole Polytechnique
(1035-60-535)
10:30 a.m.
Default Correlation, Cluster Dynamics and Single Names: The GPCL Dynamical Loss Model.
Damiano Brigo* , Q-SCI, Derivativefitch, Fitch Ratings QFR, London
(1035-60-567)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Secant Varieties and Related Topics, I
Organizers: Christopher S. Peterson , Colorado State University peterson@math.colostate.edu
Hirotachi Abo , University of Idaho
Anthony V. Geramita , Queen's University and University of Genoa
8:00 a.m.
Secant varieties of Grassmann and Segre varieties.
Giorgio Ottaviani* , Universita' di Firenze, Italy
(1035-14-607)
9:00 a.m.
Secant varieties and polynomial interpolation.
Maria Chiara Brambilla* , University of Florence (Italy)
(1035-14-1510)
9:30 a.m.
The Fibers of a General Projection.
David Eisenbud* , University of California, Berkeley
Roya Beheshti-Zavareh , Washington University, St. Louis
(1035-14-1498)
10:30 a.m.
Secant varieties and optimal low-rank approximations of tensors.
Vin de Silva* , Pomona College
Lek-Heng Lim , University of California, Berkeley
(1035-14-1942)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Wavelet Sets and Tilings of $R^n$, I
Organizers: Kathy D. Merrill , Colorado College kmerrill@coloradocollege.edu
Lawrence W. Baggett , University of Colorado, Boulder
Judith A. Packer , University of Colorado, Boulder
8:00 a.m.
A Characterization Of Two and Three Interval Wavelet Sets.
Kenneth R. Hoover* , California State University, Stanislaus
(1035-42-1838)
8:30 a.m.
Construction and reconstruction of tight framelets and wavelets via matrix mask functions.
Marcin Bownik* , University of Oregon
Ziemowit Rzeszotnik , University of Wroclaw, Poland
(1035-42-424)
9:00 a.m.
Simple smooth wavelet frames approximating Parseval frames.
John J. Benedetto* , Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Emily J. King , University of Maryland, College Park
(1035-42-655)
9:30 a.m.
$\beta$-Expansion and the Golden Ratio Encoder.
Yang Wang* , Michigan State University
(1035-41-1797)
10:00 a.m.
Wavelet sets that are finite unions of convex sets.
Kathy D. Merrill* , Colorado College
(1035-42-1288)
10:30 a.m.
Basic Ternary Digit Sets and Associated Tilings.
Jeffrey C Lagarias* , University of Michigan
(1035-11-1377)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, II
Organizers: Kristin E. Lauter , Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen , Leiden University
8:00 a.m.
An Efficient Time-Bound Hierarchical Key Management Scheme for Secure Broadcasting.
Ning Shang* , Purdue University
Elisa Bertino , Purdue University
Samuel S. Wagstaff , Purdue University
(1035-11-1146)
8:30 a.m.
Combinatorics of Elliptic Curves and Chip-Firing Games.
Gregg Musiker* , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1035-05-154)
9:00 a.m.
Tate-Lichtenbaum Self Pairings and Residuosity.
Susan L. Schmoyer* , U.S. Military Academy
(1035-11-1317)
9:30 a.m.
A Weil pairing on the $p$-torsion of ordinary elliptic curves over $K[\epsilon]$.
Juliana V. Belding* , University of Maryland, College Park
(1035-11-118)
10:00 a.m.
A new approach to the discrete log problem on an elliptic curve.
Samuel Maurycy Kadziela* , University of California at Irvine
(1035-11-448)
10:30 a.m.
Explicit Formulas for Real Hyperelliptic Curves of Genus 2.
Stefan Erickson* , Colorado College
Michael J. Jacobson, Jr. , University of Calgary
Ning Shang , Purdue University
Shuo Shen , Purdue University
Andreas Stein , University of Wyoming
(1035-11-669)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics, I
Organizers: Diana M. Thomas , Montclair State University thomasdia@mail.montclair.edu
Lennard F. Bakker , Brigham Young University
Donald Mills , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
8:00 a.m.
Shift Dynamics on Partitions.
Brian Hopkins* , Saint Peter's College
(1035-05-731)
8:30 a.m.
Spatzier's Conjecture and Generalized Symmetries.
Lennard F Bakker* , Brigham Young University
(1035-37-1472)
9:00 a.m.
Ducci Sequences in Higher Dimensions.
Florian Breuer* , Stellenbosch University, South Africa
(1035-11-388)
9:30 a.m.
Module Shifts and Measure Rigidity in Linear Cellular Automata.
Marcus J. Pivato* , Trent University
(1035-37-739)
10:00 a.m.
Integer Points in Backwards Orbits.
Vijay Sookdeo* , University of Rochester
(1035-11-1479)
10:30 a.m.
Permutations for in-place matrix transpose.
Jeff Hooper , Math Dept, Acadia University
Franklin Mendivil* , Math Dept, Acadia University
(1035-11-299)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AMS Special Session on Biomathematical Modeling, I
Organizers: Olcay Akman , Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University
8:00 a.m.
Population dynamics and differential equations with discontinuities.
Marat Akhmet* , Middle East Technical University
(1035-92-706)
8:30 a.m.
A Computational Algebra Method for Biochemical Network Modeling.
Elena S Dimitrova* , Clemson University
Reinhard Laubenbacher , Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Abdul Salam Jarrah , Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
(1035-92-554)
9:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Drosophila Heart.
Genevieve Y. Toutain* , Arizona State University
Pamela Reitsma , University of Maine
Sharon Crook , Arizona State University
(1035-92-400)
9:30 a.m.
Haematopoietic modelling with stage-structure and variable lifespan.
Jacques Belair* , Universite de Montreal
(1035-92-1875)
10:00 a.m.
Detection of Optimal Protein Structures in Homology Modeling Using Various Sequence Fitness Scores.
Keith A. Erickson* , United States Military Academy
(1035-92-1749)
10:30 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of Cholesterol Metabolism.
Saziye Bayram* , SUNY-Buffalo State College
Joaquin Carbonara , SUNY-Buffalo State College
Mitra S. Feizabadi , Canisius College
(1035-92-1740)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, I
Organizers: Ricardo Carretero , San Diego State University carreter@sciences.sdsu.edu
Jennifer M. Gorsky , University of San Diego
8:00 a.m.
Recent Results on Stability of Traveling Waves in Nonlinear, Dispersive Media.
Jerry L. Bona* , University of Illiniois at Chicago
(1035-35-57)
8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of Ultraviolet light filament and vortex propagation in the atmosphere.
Alejandro B. Aceves* , University of New Mexico
Alexey Sukhinin , University of New Mexico
Jean-Claude Diels , Department of Physics and Astronomy, U. of New Mexico
(1035-78-2016)
9:00 a.m.
The pole dynamics of rational solutions of the viscous Burgers equation.
Bernard Deconinck* , University of Washington
(1035-70-463)
9:30 a.m.
Azimuthal Modulation Stability for Vortices in the Focusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation.
Ronald Meyer Caplan* , Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University
Ricardo Carretero , Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Group, San Diego State University State University
Enam Hoq , Western New England College
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis , University of Massachusetts
(1035-37-1803)
10:00 a.m.
The piston dispersive shock wave problem.
Mark Hoefer* , National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
(1035-35-738)
10:30 a.m.
Detection of Ocean Bathymetry from Surface Wave Measurements.
David P. Nicholls* , University of Illinois at Chicago
Mark Taber , University of Illinois at Chicago
(1035-76-842)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Graph Theory, III
Organizers: Andre Kundgen , California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
K. Brooks Reid , California State University, San Marcos
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Probability, Statistics, and Applications, I
8:00 a.m.
Standardized conditional expectation and its applications in finance.
Radoslav Dimitric* , DBRI, Pittsburgh
(1035-60-85)
8:15 a.m.
Quest for the constant in the expected length of longest common subsequences.
Ilona Yershov* , City College of New York
(1035-60-577)
8:30 a.m.
Variations on the M\'enage Problem I.
Eduardo Espinola* , University of Texas El Paso
Paige Shy , University of North Carolina at Asheville
Megan Watson , University of Texas Austin
(1035-60-581)
8:45 a.m.
Variations on the M\'enage Problem II.
Megan Watson* , University of Texas, Austin
Eduardo Espinola , University of Texas, El Paso
Paige Shy , University of North Carolina at Asheville
(1035-60-586)
9:00 a.m.
How close are pairwise and mutual independence?
Roger B. Nelsen* , Lewis & Clark College
(1035-60-589)
9:15 a.m.
Biased monotonic random walks in the plane.
Mohammad Javaheri* , University of Oregon
(1035-60-644)
9:30 a.m.
Tail Dependence of Multivariate Distributions.
Yannan Sun* , Washington State University
(1035-60-652)
9:45 a.m.
Probability of ruin with dependent marginal mortality distribution.
Guangwei Fan* , Maryville University
(1035-60-850)
10:00 a.m.
Backward Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps and Quadratic Growth.
Jin Ma , University of Southern California
Meike Niederhausen* , University of Portland
(1035-60-1650)
10:15 a.m.
Expected Length of Random Minimum Spanning tree.
Wenbo Li , University of Delaware
Xinyi Zhang* , University of Delaware
(1035-60-1684)
10:30 a.m.
Checking the Censored Two-Sample Accelerated Life Model using Integrated Cumulative Hazard Difference.
Seung-Hwan Lee* , Illinois Wesleyan University
(1035-62-904)
10:45 a.m.
Toward Quandle Dichotomy.
Robert W McGrail , Bard College
Mona B Merling* , Bard College
Japheth Wood , Bard College
(1035-68-686)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, III
8:00 a.m.
Reduction and reconstruction aspects of Lagrangian systems with symmetry.
Tom Mestdag* , University of Michigan
(1035-70-1260)
8:15 a.m.
The Planar, Circular, Restricted Four-Body Problem.
Gareth E Roberts* , College of the Holy Cross
Julianne Kulevich , College of the Holy Cross
Christopher J. Smith , College of the Holy Cross
(1035-70-1701)
8:30 a.m.
Applications of reduction in the separation of overall rotation and internal motion in the Hamiltonian dynamics of a three-body system.
F. J. Lin* , University of Southern California
(1035-70-1776)
8:45 a.m.
A Finite Difference Calculation Procedure for the Navier-Stokes Equation on a Staggered Cartesian Grid.
Bashar Zogheib* , Nova Southeastern University
R. M. Barron , University of Windsor
(1035-76-649)
9:00 a.m.
On the stability of KdV equation with negative forcing.
Jeongwhan Choi* , Korea University
Sungim Whang , NIMS
(1035-76-941)
9:15 a.m.
Particle capture by a freezing front in a binary alloy.
Justin C.T. Kao* , Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
Alexander A. Golovin , Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
Stephen H. Davis , Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
(1035-76-1049)
9:30 a.m.
Granular flow on erodible surface.
Long H Le* , University of Central Arkansas
(1035-76-1122)
9:45 a.m.
Implicit Interfacing in a $C^k$ Least Squares Finite Element Method for a Fluid Structure Interaction Problem.
Wayne M. McGee* , Texas Tech University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer , George Mason University
(1035-76-1937)
10:00 a.m.
Shape analysis of droplets on patterned surfaces.
Yousef Daneshbod* , Universty of La Verne
(1035-76-1391)
10:15 a.m.
Polytopes and Arrangements: Diameter and Curvature.
Yuriy Zinchenko* , CAS, McMaster University
Antoine Deza , CAS, McMaster University
Tamas Terlaky , CAS, McMaster University
(1035-90-336)
10:30 a.m.
Ensemble Based Simulated Annealing as Applied to Conformal Radiotherapy Planning.
Abebaw Tadesse* , Langston University
(1035-90-358)
10:45 a.m.
Robustness in Nonlinear Parameter Estimation with Interval Arithmetic.
Humberto Munoz* , Southern University at Baton Rouge
Baker R Kearfott , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-90-1483)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. MAA Session on Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: Models that Work
Organizers: Abbe H. Herzig , University at Albany, SUNY aherzig@albany.edu
Patricia L. Hale , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
8:00 a.m.
Diversity in Graduate Education: Learning by Example.
Abbe H. Herzig* , University at Albany, State University of New York
Amy Cohen , Rutgers University
David Manderscheid , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-C1-1217)
8:15 a.m.
Diversifying a Math Graduate Program at a large Public University.
James P Lin* , University of California at San Diego
(1035-C1-521)
8:30 a.m.
Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: The North Carolina State University Model.
Aloysius G Helminck* , North Carolina State University
Steve Campbell , North Carolina State University
(1035-C1-495)
8:45 a.m.
Professional Socialization as a tool to Recruit and Retain Women in Graduate Mathematics.
Orpha K. Ongiti* , University at Albany
(1035-C1-1204)
9:00 a.m.
The Women's Education Equity Act: Increasing the Representation of Women in Advanced Mathematics.
Patricia Hale* , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1035-C1-1754)
9:15 a.m.
A Model of Academic Choice for Mathematically Talented College Women.
Judith Lynn Gieger* , Oglethorpe University
(1035-C1-253)
9:30 a.m.
The Infinite Possibilities Conference: Creating Opportunities for Connectedness and Success for Underrepresented Minority Women in the Mathematical Sciences.
Kimberly S. Weems* , North Carolina State University
Tanya A. Moore , City of Berkeley, Division of Public Health
Leona A. Harris , The College of New Jersey
(1035-C1-1397)
9:45 a.m.
Evaluation of a Program to Help Minorities Succeed at College Math: U. C. Berkeley's Professional Development Program.
Steven Chin* , Uninversity of California at Berkeley - Professional Development Program
Jeffrey Perloff , University of California at Berkeley
Maoyong Fan , University of California at Berkeley
Guido Imbens , Harvard University
(1035-C1-1784)
10:00 a.m.
African Americans and STEM: An Examination of One Intervention Program.
Deborah L Gochenaur* , Elizabethtown College
(1035-C1-1448)
10:15 a.m.
Montgomery College: Project Portal to Success in Engineering.
Miriam Carter , Montgomery College, Rockville
Sanjay Rai , Montgomery College, Rockville
Zine Boudhraa* , Montgomery College, Rockville
(1035-C1-409)
10:30 a.m.
The MESA model: Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement in California.
Alyson L Ponomarenko* , San Diego City College
(1035-C1-68)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Countering ``I Can't Do Math": Strategies for Teaching Under-Prepared Math-Anxious Students Interested in Business and the Sciences
Organizers: Kimberly J. Presser , Shippensburg University kjpres@ship.edu
J. Winston Crawley , Shippensburg University
8:00 a.m.
The Math Inquiry Course: A Gentle Introduction to Sophisticated Mathematical Thinking.
Andrew B Perry* , Springfield College
(1035-E1-1907)
8:20 a.m.
Using Reading Questions in Trigonometry and Calculus.
Dianne S. Marquart* , National Park Community College, Hot Springs, AR
(1035-E1-1843)
8:40 a.m.
Precalculus with Review for Math-Intensive Majors.
Annela R Kelly* , Roger Williams University
(1035-E1-1644)
9:00 a.m.
"I can't do math" What Helps Some Students Overcome the Attitude?
Jean M Horn* , Northern Virginia Community College - Woodbridge Campus
Toni T Robertson , NVCC-Woodbridge
(1035-E1-319)
9:20 a.m.
Dealing with Anxiety and Attitudes Towards Mathematics in an Algebra Classroom.
Laura Schmidt* , University of Wisconsin-Stout
(1035-E1-370)
9:40 a.m.
Successful use of software in college developmental classes: Now being used in our high schools!
Sue R. Beck* , Morehead State University
(1035-E1-439)
10:00 a.m.
Coping With Mathematics Anxiety in College: An Analysis of Successful Strategies for Precalculus.
Fred Peskoff* , Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
Leonid Khazanov , Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
(1035-E1-1166)
10:20 a.m.
How to shift a math-anxious student into a "can do" place using language patterns and belief changing strategies.
Wendiann R Sethi* , Seton Hall University
(1035-E1-1756)
10:40 a.m.
Individualized Remedial Prescriptions for Mathematically Underprepared Students via ALEKS.
Ken W Lee* , Missouri Western State University
(1035-E1-1522)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, II
Organizers: David M. Strong , Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8:00 a.m.
More Linear Algebra for All.
C. L. Greeno* , MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1035-M1-244)
8:20 a.m.
Developing Reading Comprehension in an Introductory Linear Algebra Course.
J. Alfredo Jimenez* , Penn State Hazleton
(1035-M1-1477)
8:40 a.m.
Using WeBWorK in linear algebra labs.
Karen Clark* , The College of New Jersey
Thomas Hagedorn , The College of New Jersey
(1035-M1-724)
9:00 a.m.
Classroom Voting in Linear Algebra.
Holly Zullo* , Carroll College
Kelly Cline , Carroll College
Mark Parker , Carroll College
(1035-M1-747)
9:20 a.m.
Connecting Linear Algebra to the Real World through Group Presentations.
Elaine T. Hale* , Rice University
(1035-M1-1322)
9:40 a.m.
More Quantum Mechanics and Linear Algebra: The Neutrinos and Other Subatomic Particles.
Itai Seggev* , Knox College
(1035-M1-1624)
10:00 a.m.
Biological Applications Illustrating Linear Algebra Concepts.
D. Brian Walton* , James Madison University
(1035-M1-1591)
10:20 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition and Digital Image Processing.
Mohamed Allali* , Chapman University
(1035-M1-1342)
10:40 a.m.
A Remote Sensing Demo Using ENVI.
Elyn Rykken* , Muhlenberg College
Linda McGuire , Muhlenberg College
(1035-M1-1270)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Organizers: Philip Gustafson , Mesa State College pgustafs@mesastate.edu
Michael G. Monticino , University of North Texas
8:00 a.m.
Opening remarks and BIG SIGMAA announcements.
8:10 a.m.
Set Partitions of a Union.
R. Peter DeLong* , Math C2 Inc
(1035-O1-1765)
8:30 a.m.
Using mathematics to improve the automated scoring of short constructed-response answers.
James H Fife* , Educational Testing Service
(1035-O1-1730)
8:50 a.m.
Binary Code Imbalance and DC Bias Rejection for a Simple Hard-Limited Radar Detection Chain.
Gregory Emmett Coxson* , Technology Service Corporation
(1035-O1-1933)
9:10 a.m.
Billiards and signal processing.
David S Mazel , Technology Service Corporation
Greg E Coxson* , Technology Service Corporation
(1035-O1-1991)
9:30 a.m.
What I did on my sabbatical: Experiencing the ``real world".
Mark A Mills* , Central College
(1035-O1-183)
9:50 a.m.
Longer Hamming Codes Are Better Over BPSK Channels.
Peter M. Jarvis* , Castle Rock, CO
(1035-O1-1723)
10:10 a.m.
Problems and Solutions in Efficient, Accurate Computation of the Airy Functions in the Complex Plane.
James K Beard* , Medford NJ
(1035-O1-1238)
10:30 a.m.
Differential Hierarchical Game Between Manufacturer and Retailer.
Ellina Grigorieva* , Texas Woman's University
Evgenii Khailov , Moscow State Lomonosov University
(1035-O1-365)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, V
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Nissa Yestness , University of Northern Colorado
Kristi Jarman , Eastern New Mexico University
Mahmoud Yousef , University of Central Missouri
8:00 a.m.
Using the Math Fair to Connect Mathematics Curricula and Teaching Experience.
Mary D Beisiegel* , University of Alberta
(1035-Z1-551)
8:15 a.m.
A Bridge to Higher Mathematics for Science and Engineering majors.
Ralph W Carr* , St. Cloud State University
(1035-Z1-140)
8:30 a.m.
A Minimax Entropy Principle Arising in the Treatment of Certain Multivariate Ill-Posed Problems.
Fred Samuel Greensite* , University of California, Irvine
(1035-Z1-300)
8:45 a.m.
On a conjecture posed by Bertram Huppert.
Thomas P Wakefield* , Kent State University
(1035-Z1-415)
9:00 a.m.
A Computer-Controlled Function Box for Plotting Surfaces.
Andrew E Long* , Northern Kentucky University
(1035-Z1-848)
9:15 a.m.
Functions, how well are they understood?
Firooz Khosraviyani* , Texas A&M International University
Terutake Abe , Texas A&M International University
Faridoun Farrokh , Texas A&M International University
Juan R. Lira , Texas A&M International University
James J. McCarry , Laredo Community College
(1035-Z1-1541)
9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Problems from the Maine Farmer's Almanac.
Bruce S. Burdick* , Roger Williams University
(1035-Z1-1914)
9:45 a.m.
A Means for Updating and Validating Mathematics Programs.
Laurie A Dunlap* , University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
(1035-Z1-1144)
10:00 a.m.
Animations Easily Generated and Adapted For Use in Pre-Calculus through Calculus III.
Brad Bailey* , North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.
(1035-Z1-709)
10:15 a.m.
Encouraging Critical Thinking With Mathematical Uncertainties.
Mike Pinter* , Belmont University
(1035-Z1-888)
10:30 a.m.
Online homework systems and student outcomes: Results of a two year study.
Laurie Lenz* , Marymount University
(1035-Z1-846)
10:45 a.m.
Biographical podcasts in a history of mathematics course.
David S Richeson* , Dickinson College
(1035-Z1-875)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, III: Working Groups and Round Table Discussion
We will summarize the outstanding problems from Monday's sessions and define steps toward the development of integrated economic and climate models.
Organizers:
Inez Fung , Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones , University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman , Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PME Council
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:15 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, I
8:15 a.m.
Newton's Method with Fewer Bits.
Raymond B Moberly* , San Diego State University
(1035-65-197)
8:30 a.m.
Discretized Picard's Method.
James H Money* , North Carolina Central University
(1035-65-211)
8:45 a.m.
Wavelet Collocation Solution to Boundary Integral Equation on a Domain with Corners.
Michael Cheng* , Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University
Tzu-chu Lin , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(1035-65-262)
9:00 a.m.
An Adaptive Finite Element Method with Lumped Masses for Second Order Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations in One Space Dimension.
M. Ziaul Haque* , Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
(1035-65-622)
9:15 a.m.
A New Wavelet Multigrid Method Applied to the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Problem.
Doreen De Leon* , CSU Fresno
(1035-65-632)
9:30 a.m.
GNUFFT: A Geometric Nonuniform Fast Fourier Transform.
Ian Sammis* , UC Berkeley
John Strain , UC Berkeley
(1035-65-1137)
9:45 a.m.
Adjoint-Based algorithm for optimal control of flow with discontinuities.
Wenyuan Liao* , University of Calgary
(1035-65-1363)
10:00 a.m.
The Discrete Fourier Transform and Fractal Dimension of a Sequence of Hexagonal Arrays for a Multiresolution Digital Earth Model.
Xiqiang Zheng* , University of Florida
(1035-65-344)
10:15 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Biological Arterial Wall-Flow Interaction.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer* , George Mason University
Elizabeth McGinnis , Monterey High School
Eugenio Aulisa , Texas Tech University
Kurt Litsch , Lubbock High School
(1035-65-1614)
10:30 a.m.
The RBF-QR method on the surface of the sphere and two applications: stable interpolation and solution of a convective PDE with near-flat radial functions.
Bengt Fornberg , University of Colorado
Cecile Piret* , University of Colorado
(1035-65-1488)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems in Geometry, I
Organizers: Peter A. Perry , University of Kentucky perry@ms.uky.edu
Carolyn S. Gordon , Dartmouth College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. MAA Invited Address
The covering congruences of Paul Erdös.
Carl Pomerance* , Dartmouth College
(1035-A0-19)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. ASL Invited Address
Model Theory and algebraic groups.
Gregory L. Cherlin* , Rutgers University
(1035-03-267)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
Developing department self-studies.
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers , Simmons College
Richard Alan Gillman , Valparaiso University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Teaching a Galois theory course for undergraduates.
Organizers:
John R. Swallow , Davidson College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins , University of Dayton
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, I
Organizers: Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman , Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder , University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley , Benedictine University
9:00 a.m.
Concepts from Biocalculus: The Spread of a Benevolent Disease.
Eric S Marland* , Appalachian State University
(1035-B1-964)
9:20 a.m.
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Mathematics, Biology, and History.
Sheila K. Miller* , United States Military Academy
Josh Helms , United States Military Academy
(1035-B1-1816)
9:40 a.m.
Predicting Flu Season Requirements: An Undergraduate Modeling Project.
G R Kramlich* , United States Military Academy
J Braunstein , United States Military Academy
(1035-B1-1251)
10:00 a.m.
Laboratory Projects for a Second Semester of Biocalculus.
Timothy D. Comar* , Benedictine University
(1035-B1-634)
10:20 a.m.
A Two-Semester Sequence in Calculus and Modeling.
Laurie J Heyer* , Davidson College
(1035-B1-1658)
10:40 a.m.
Probability and dynamical systems for biology students with minimal calculus background.
Glenn Ledder* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-B1-1800)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. AMS-MAA Committee on Teaching Assistants and Part-Time Instructors Panel Discussion
Becoming a teacher of college mathematics: Research on mathematics graduate students' professional development.
Organizers:
Kevin E. Charlwood , Washburn University
Larry Chrystal , University of California Irvine
Natasha M. Speer , Michigan State University
Panelists:
Jason K. Belnap , Brigham Young University
Shandy Hauk , University of Northern Colorado
David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University
Natasha M. Speer ,
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Center
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AMS-MAA Grad School Fair
Undergrads! Take this opportunity to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs.
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibits and Book Sales
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. ASL Invited Address
Answer Set Programming.
Victor Marek* , University of Kentucky
(1035-03-100)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Math on the Web, III
10:00 a.m.
Student answers to math homework on the Web using proper mathematical notation: A scalable, universal approach.
John Risley* , WebAssign
12:30 p.m.
One source, two outputs: Using a single LaTeX-like markup to generate both PDF and XHTML+MathML.
William Hammond* , University at Albany, State University of New York
1:30 p.m.
Maplets for calculus.
Doug Meade* , University of South Carolina
Philip Yasskin* , Texas A&M University
2:30 p.m.
Project CALC on the Web.
Lawrence Moore* , Duke University
David Smith* , Duke University
3:30 p.m.
The use of MathML and interactive online oracles through Maplesoft's new student help center.
Tom Lee* , Maplesoft
4:30 p.m.
MathType $\in$ Word $\cap$ TeX $\cap$ Wikipedia.
Robert Miner* , Design Science, Inc.
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematician.
Organizers:
Michael A. Breen , AMS
William T. Butterworth , DePaul University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Invited Address
A new mathematical frontier: The social and behavioral sciences.
Donald G. Saari* , University of California Irvine
(1035-91-04)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AMS-MAA Invited Address
The mathematics of PageRank.
Fan Chung* , University of California San Diego
(1035-05-21)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture III
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part III).
Wendelin Werner* , University of Paris-Sud
(1035-00-11)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. ASL Invited Address
Proof complexity after NP $\not=$ coNP.
Pavel R. Hrubes* , Czech Academy of Sciences
(1035-03-102)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. MAA Lecture for Students
The Riemann Hypothesis.
J. Brian Conrey* , The American Institute of Mathematics
(1035-A0-39)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. AMS Current Events Bulletin
Organizers: David Eisenbud , University of California Berkeley cxm@ams.org
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
1:00 p.m.
Shifts of Generators and Delta Sets of Numerical Monoids.
Tyler Lemburg* , University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Christina Zlogar , Cornell University
Andrew Niles , University of Rochester
Nathan Kaplan , Princeton University
Scott Chapman , Trinity University
(1035-20-150)
1:30 p.m.
An Algebraic Approach to Characterizing Graph Invariants, with an Emphasis towards Computation.
Elliot Andrew Paquette* , Kalamazoo College
(1035-05-380)
2:00 p.m.
The Lie Symmetry Groups of Minimal Surfaces.
Evelyn Leigh Crofts* , UC Berkeley
Darren Ong , Texas Christian University
(1035-22-704)
2:30 p.m.
Pricing the Asian Call Option.
Harrison Potter* , Marietta College, Brigham Young University REU
Vinh Xuan Dang , Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University REU
Scott Glasgow , Brigham Young University
Stephen Taylor , Brigham Young University, SUNY Stony Brook
(1035-60-637)
3:00 p.m.
Analytical connections between nonlinear coupled oscillator models.
Rytis Umbrasas* , Lafayette College
(1035-34-630)
3:30 p.m.
A Buckling Problem for Graphene Sheets.
J. Gallagher , Rochester Institute of Technology
Y. Milman , City University of New York
S. Ryan* , The University of Akron
D. Golovaty , The University of Akron
J. P. Wilber , The University of Akron
A. Buldum , The University of Akron
(1035-74-612)
4:00 p.m.
Self-intersection properties of generalized Koch curves.
Michael Cantrell* , Yale University
Robert Price* , Rider University
(1035-51-552)
4:30 p.m.
Classification of Subgroups of a Matrix Group of Prime Power Order.
Natalie J. Bowlus* , Swarthmore College
Alex Halperin* , Rochester University
(1035-20-440)
5:00 p.m.
Lost on a Torus.
Marc Allen Pereira* , Westfield State College
Mark Andrew Tokarz , Westfield State College
(1035-54-1558)
5:30 p.m.
Flat cyclotomic polynomials.
Nathan Kaplan* , Princeton University
(1035-11-2058)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers: Joseph W. Dauben , Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter , Westmont College
Victor J. Katz , University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall , University of Virginia
1:00 p.m.
The early history of $F=ma$: approaches to central force motion at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Niccol\'o0 Guicciardini* , Universita' di Bergamo (Italy)
(1035-01-334)
1:30 p.m.
Richard Dedekind (1831-1916): a path-breaking mathematician.
Israel Kleiner* , York University
(1035-01-374)
2:00 p.m.
Publishing Research: Specialized Mathematical Journals in Italy (1850-1914).
Laura Martini* , Siena, Italy
(1035-01-347)
2:30 p.m.
Lord Kelvin--the Irish connection..
Raymond G. Flood* , Kellogg College, Oxford University
(1035-01-391)
3:00 p.m.
Formulas, concepts, and the ``Jacobi limit'': observations on change in late-nineteenth-century mathematics.
Tom Archibald* , Simon Fraser University
(1035-01-221)
3:30 p.m.
Jacques Hadamard (1865-1963) and the Calculus of Variations.
Craig G. Fraser* , University of Toronto
(1035-01-592)
4:00 p.m.
How influential was mechanics in the development of neo-classical economics?
Ivor Grattan-Guinness* , Middlesex University, UK
(1035-03-318)
4:30 p.m.
``Anti-aircraft guns all day long": computing for the Ministry of Munitions.
June E Barrow-Green* , The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
(1035-01-279)
5:00 p.m.
L.S. Pontrjagin's letters to I.I. Gordon.
Evgeny I Gordon* , Eastern Illinois University
(1035-01-278)
5:30 p.m.
Mathematicians fleeing from Hitler's Germany.
Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze* , University of Agder, Kristiansand (Norway)
(1035-01-332)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II
Organizers: Jean-Pierre Fouque , University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar , Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
1:00 p.m.
Toric models for correlated defaults.
Xin Guo* , UC Berkeley
Onur Filiz , UC Berkeley
Jason Morton , UC Berkeley
Bernd Sturmfels , UC Berkeley
(1035-60-1554)
1:30 p.m.
Modeling dependence between stochastic processes with applications to finance.
Tomasz R Bielecki* , Illinois Institute of Technology
Jacek Jakubowski , Warsaw University
Andrea Vidozzi , Illinois Institute of Technology
Luca Vidozzi , Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035-60-1365)
2:00 p.m.
Local Volatility Stochastic Dynamics as a Building Block for Equity Market Models.
Rene A Carmona* , Princeton University
(1035-60-308)
3:00 p.m.
Geometries and Smile Asymptotics for a Class of Stochastic Volatility Models.
Alan L. Lewis* , optioncity.net
(1035-60-203)
3:30 p.m.
Multiscale Stochastic Volatility Diffusion Models.
Jean-Pierre Fouque , U.C. Santa Barbara
George Papanicolaou , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar* , Princeton University
Knut Solna , U.C. Irvine
(1035-91-1368)
4:00 p.m.
Developments in Volatility Derivatives Pricing.
Jim Gatheral* , Merrill Lynch, NY and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
(1035-91-356)
5:00 p.m.
Hedging Variance Options on Continuous Semimartingales.
Roger Lee* , University of Chicago
(1035-60-297)
5:30 p.m.
On the Finite Time Horizon American Put Option for Jump Diffusions: A Smoothness Proof and an Exponentially Fast Algorithm.
Erhan Bayraktar* , University of Michigan
(1035-60-252)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Representation Theory and Nonassociative Algebras
Organizers: Murray R. Bremner , University of Saskatchewan bremner@math.usask.ca
Irvin R. Hentzel , Iowa State University
Luiz A. Peresi , University of Sao Paulo
1:00 p.m.
Nonassociative algebra structures on representations of Lie algebras.
Andrew Douglas* , New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
(1035-17-1387)
1:30 p.m.
Fine gradings on $\mathfrak e{_6}$.
Cristina Draper* , Universidad de M\'alaga
C\'andido Mart\'\i n , Universidad de M\'alaga
Antonio Viruel , Universidad de M\'alaga
(1035-17-855)
2:00 p.m.
Free split-null extensions of Lie triple systems.
Nora C. Hopkins* , Indiana State University
(1035-17-1083)
2:30 p.m.
Weyl modules for hyper loop algebras.
Dijana Jakelic* , University of Illinois at Chicago
Adriano A. Moura , University of Campinas
(1035-17-1052)
3:00 p.m.
Leibniz algebras and their coquecigrues.
Michael K Kinyon* , University of Denver
(1035-17-1599)
3:30 p.m.
Finite-Dimensional Representations of Hyper Loop Algebras Over Non-Algebraically Closed Fields.
Dijana Jakelic , University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Adriano Moura* , University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
(1035-20-1018)
4:00 p.m.
Nonassociative bialgebras and loops.
Jacob Mostovoy , Instituto de Matemáticas (Unidad Cuernavaca), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jos{\'e} M. P{\'e}rez-Izquierdo* , Universidad de La Rioja
(1035-17-1188)
4:30 p.m.
Pro-finite $p$-adic Lie algebras.
David M Riley* , The University of Western Ontario
(1035-17-1208)
5:00 p.m.
Finite Semifields: Theory and Computational Methods.
Ignacio Fernandez Rua* , Universidad de Oviedo
(1035-17-885)
5:30 p.m.
The isomorphism problem for restricted enveloping algebras.
Hamid Usefi* , University of British Columbia
(1035-17-759)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Secant Varieties and Related Topics, II
Organizers: Christopher S. Peterson , Colorado State University peterson@math.colostate.edu
Hirotachi Abo , University of Idaho
Anthony V. Geramita , Queen's University and University of Genoa
1:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and ideals.
Luca Chiantini* , Universita' di Siena, Italy
(1035-14-1184)
2:00 p.m.
Hilbert functions of fat points in P2 whose support is a pseudo-linear configuration.
Susan Cooper , California Polytechnic State University
Brian Harbourne* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Zach Teitler , Texas A&M University
(1035-14-1113)
2:30 p.m.
Comparing Powers and Symbolic Powers of Ideals.
Cristiano Bocci* , ITIS A. Avogadro, Abbadia S.S., Italy
Brian Harbourne , University of Nebraska at Lincoln
(1035-14-654)
3:00 p.m.
Regularity and normality of secant varieties.
Peter Vermeire* , Central Michigan University
(1035-14-275)
3:30 p.m.
Multisecants of surfaces in projective fourspace.
Kristian Ranestad* , University of Oslo
(1035-14-1089)
4:30 p.m.
Rational normal curves in projective space.
Enrico Carlini* , Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Maria Virginia Catalisano , University of Genoa
(1035-14-1021)
5:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and statistical models.
Elizabeth S. Allman* , University of Alaska Fairbanks
John A. Rhodes , University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1035-60-1182)
5:30 p.m.
Algebraic factor analysis.
Mathias Drton , University of Chicago
Bernd Sturmfels , University of California, Berkeley
Seth Sullivant* , Harvard University
(1035-14-255)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Wavelet Sets and Tilings of $R^n$, II
Organizers: Kathy D. Merrill , Colorado College kmerrill@coloradocollege.edu
Lawrence W. Baggett , University of Colorado, Boulder
Judith A. Packer , University of Colorado, Boulder
1:00 p.m.
Wavelets and Coxeter Groups.
Mihaela Dobrescu* , CNU
Gestur Olafsson , LSU
(1035-47-1433)
1:30 p.m.
Coxeter Groups and Wavelet Sets.
David R. Larson* , Texas A&M University
Peter Massopust , Technische University, Munich
(1035-42-1550)
2:00 p.m.
Three-way tiling sets in the plane.
Gestur Olafsson* , Louisiana State University
David Larson , Texas A&M
Peter Massopust , GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health and the University of Munich
(1035-42-1356)
2:30 p.m.
The Steinhaus tiling problem for lattices in $R^n$.
R. Daniel Mauldin* , University of North Texas
(1035-51-1121)
3:00 p.m.
Minimally supported frequency composite dilation wavelets.
Jeffrey D. Blanchard* , University of Utah
(1035-42-1413)
3:30 p.m.
Orthogonal exponentials with respect to convolution measures and iterated function systems.
Keri Kornelson* , Grinnell College
Palle Jorgensen , University of Iowa
Karen Shuman , Grinnell College
(1035-42-1063)
4:00 p.m.
Moments and iterated function systems.
Palle Jorgensen , University of Iowa
Keri Kornelson , Grinnell College
Karen Shuman* , Grinnell College
(1035-46-1065)
4:30 p.m.
Use of radix representations and solenoid in understanding geometries of wavelet sets.
Palle E. T. Jorgensen* , University of Iowa
(1035-42-24)
5:00 p.m.
Fractal Wavelet Frames.
Jonas D'Andrea* , University of Colorado at Boulder
(1035-43-1787)
5:30 p.m.
Entropy Encoding using Karhunen-Lo\`{e}ve transform in Wavelet Image Compression.
Myung-Sin Song* , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035-42-673)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, III
Organizers: Kristin E. Lauter , Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen , Leiden University
1:00 p.m.
Isogenies and the Discrete Logarithm Problem in genus three.
Benjamin Smith* , INRIA Futurs / Royal Holloway, University of London
(1035-11-1289)
2:00 p.m.
Using complex multiplication to count points on elliptic curves.
Alice Silverberg* , University of California, Irvine
(1035-11-729)
2:30 p.m.
Modular polynomials for genus 2.
Reinier Broker* , Microsoft Research
(1035-14-1227)
3:30 p.m.
Break.
4:00 p.m.
Elliptic factors in the Jacobian varieties of low genus curves.
Jennifer Paulhus* , Kansas State University
(1035-11-1638)
4:30 p.m.
Nonisomorphic curves that become isomorphic over extensions of coprime degree.
Daniel Goldstein , Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Robert M. Guralnick , University of Southern California
Everett W. Howe* , Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Michael E. Zieve , Center for Communications Research, Princeton
(1035-11-765)
5:00 p.m.
Elliptic Nets.
Katherine E Stange* , Brown University
(1035-11-1830)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. AMS Special Session on Learning and Math Graduate Students in K--12 Classroom
Organizers: Richard S. Millman , University of Kentucky millman@ms.uky.edu
Loyce M. Adams , University of Washington
Overtoun M. Jenda , Auburn University
M. Helena Noronha , California State University, Northridge
1:00 p.m.
The Algebra Cubed GK12 program of the University of Kentucky in Bath and Powell counties.
Richard S. Millman* , University of Kentucky
(1035-97-160)
1:30 p.m.
The University of Washington's GK-12 Program in Mathematics.
Loyce M. Adams* , University of Washington
(1035-97-320)
2:00 p.m.
Panel 3: Graduate Student panel on the effect of graduate students on content knowledge issues in the K-12 classroom.
Daniel Kiteck* , University of Kentucky
Emily Schnitger* , California State University, Northridge
Matthew Wells* , University of Kentucky
(1035-97-1278)
3:00 p.m.
The Effects of a K-12 Classroom Experience on Graduate Fellows' Personal Pedagogies.
Rachelle R Bouchat* , University of Kentucky
Erin Militzer* , University of Kentucky
Cynthia Shepherd* , California State University, Northridge
Emily Schnitger* , California State University, Northridge
(1035-97-1292)
4:00 p.m.
FERMAT, a GK-12 Project at California State University Northridge.
M. Helena Noronha* , California State University Northridge
(1035-97-790)
4:30 p.m.
Panel 7: Effects of the University of Washington's GK-12 project on fellows' teaching pedagogy and on elementary school teachers' and students' content knowledge.
Kim Gunnerson* , University of Washington
Federico Prado* , University of Washington, Biology Department
Christiine Lind* , University of Washington
Mebbie Landsness* , Stoughton High School
(1035-97-745)
5:30 p.m.
Panel 8: Discussion of Integration of math research in the K-12 classroom.
Cynthia Flores* , California State University, Northridge
Tricia Muldoon* , University of Kentucky
Yeranuhi Semerdjian* , California State Universtiy, Northridge
(1035-97-1215)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics, II
Organizers: Diana M. Thomas , Montclair State University thomasdia@mail.montclair.edu
Lennard F. Bakker , Brigham Young University
Donald Mills , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
1:00 p.m.
Interval-exchange transformations over algebraic number fields.
Franco Vivaldi* , Queen Mary, University of London
John H Lowenstein , New York University
(1035-37-172)
2:00 p.m.
Twist-wise flow equivalence and matrices over a non PID ring.
Michael C. Sullivan* , Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
(1035-15-147)
2:30 p.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits, and a dynamical Mordell-Lang conjecture.
Dragos Ghioca , University of Lethbridge
Thomas J. Tucker* , University of Rochester
Michael E. Zieve , Princeton, NJ
(1035-11-264)
3:00 p.m.
$S$-Integral Preperiodic Points for Dynamical Systems over Number Fields.
Clayton Petsche* , CUNY Graduate Center
(1035-11-1474)
3:30 p.m.
The algebraic entropy of the automorphism group of a cubic polynomial on $\mathbb R^3$.
Richard J Brown* , Johns Hopkins University
(1035-37-845)
4:00 p.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits.
Dragos Ghioca , University of Lethbridge
Thomas J Tucker , University of Rochester
Michael E Zieve* , Center for Communications Research (Princeton)
(1035-12-82)
4:30 p.m.
Dynamical systems on the Riemann sphere.
Morgan Sherman* , California State University, Channel Islands
(1035-53-2000)
5:00 p.m.
The branch locus in one-dimensional Pisot substitution tiling spaces.
Marcy Barge* , Montana State University
Beverly Diamond , College of Charleston
Richard Swanson , Montana State University
(1035-55-345)
5:30 p.m.
Algebraic actions of the discrete Heisenberg group.
Douglas Lind* , University of Washington
(1035-37-152)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Applications of Computer Algebra in Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics
Organizers: Akalu Tefera , Grand Valley State University teferaa@gvsu.edu
Moa Apagodu , Virginia Commonwealth University
1:00 p.m.
Further developments in MacMahon's partition analysis.
George E. Andrews* , The Pennsylvania State University
Peter Paule , Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University Linz
(1035-05-149)
1:30 p.m.
How to Cleverly Count Pattern-Avoiding Words.
Lara K. Pudwell* , Rutgers University
(1035-05-1086)
2:00 p.m.
Solving Multivariate Linear Recurrences in Wedges.
Marko Petkov\v sek* , University of Ljubljana
(1035-05-1216)
2:30 p.m.
Multi-Summation in Difference Fields.
Carsten Schneider* , RISC, J. Kepler University
(1035-33-1044)
3:00 p.m.
The q-WZ Method for Infinite Sums.
William Y. C. Chen* , Nankai University
Ernest X. W. Xia , Nankai University
(1035-33-1631)
3:30 p.m.
Smoothness and Rational Smoothness in Affine Grassmannians.
Sara C. Billey* , University of Washington
Stephen A. Mitchell , University of Washington
(1035-05-1637)
4:00 p.m.
Computer-Generated Conjectures(!) and Proofs(!!) in Combinatorial Game Theory.
Doron Zeilberger* , Rutgers University
Thotsaporn "Aek" Thanatipanonda , Rutgers University
(1035-05-1237)
4:30 p.m.
Computer-Generated Conjectures(!) and Proofs(!!) in Combinatorial Game Theory (II).
Thotsaporn Aek Thanatipanonda* , Rutgers University
(1035-05-1296)
5:00 p.m.
Enumerating the Saneblidze-Umble diagonal in Haskell.
Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson* , Friedrich-Schiller-Universit\"at Jena, Germany
(1035-05-110)
5:30 p.m.
Implementing Algebraic Combinatorics Some feedbackfrom the development of MuPAD-Combinat.
Nicolas Thi\'ery* , Univ Paris-Sud, Laboratorie de Mathematiques d'Orsay; UC Davis
(1035-05-1853)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Biomathematical Modeling, II
Organizers: Olcay Akman , Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University
1:00 p.m.
Angiogenic Signaling in Tumor Development: Pharmacological Inhibition, Analysis, and Models.
Mike Martin* , Johnson County Community College
(1035-92-1950)
1:30 p.m.
Stability in a simplified version of the Jia Li population model for wild and transgenic mosquitoes including heterogeneity.
Hubertus F von Bremen* , California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, California
Shyanah D'Amico , California Edison
(1035-92-1899)
2:00 p.m.
Predator-prey interaction in a size-structured model.
Glenn Ledder* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
J David Logan , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-92-1790)
2:30 p.m.
An Application of Kohonen Self-Organizing Feature Maps in Ecology.
Olcay Akman , Illinois State University
Andrew L Thurman* , Illinois State University
(1035-62-666)
3:00 p.m.
The Dynamics of One-Predator Two-Prey Systems.
Timothy D. Comar* , Benedictine University
Joy Holowicki , Benedictine University
Debra Witczak , Benedictine University
(1035-92-635)
3:30 p.m.
Parameter Estimation for a Mathematical Model of Erythropoiesis.
Azmy S Ackleh , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jeremy J Thibodeaux* , University of Central Oklahoma
(1035-92-1167)
4:00 p.m.
Computational Strategies in the Evaluation of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Raina S. Robeva* , Sweet Briar College
Tim Loboschefski , Department of Psychology, Sweet Briar College
(1035-92-1125)
4:30 p.m.
Length-Biased and Current Duration Sampling.
Broderick Oluyede* , Georgia Southern University
(1035-62-598)
5:00 p.m.
Modeling Mammalian Hibernation.
Marshall Hampton* , Univ. Minnesota Duluth
Matthew T Andrews , Univ. Minnesota Duluth
(1035-92-1571)
5:30 p.m.
Continuum Models for the Spread of Alcohol Abuse.
Zeynep Teymuroglu* , University of Cincinnati
(1035-92-241)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, I
Organizers: Michael T. Krebs , California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen , California State University, Los Angeles ashahee@exchange.calstatela.edu
Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego
1:00 p.m.
Zigzag product, expander constructions, connections and applications.
Avi Wigderson* , Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
(1035-68-659)
2:00 p.m.
On the Ramanujancy of Heisenberg graphs or order 6 or more.
Michelle DeDeo* , Univ. of North Florida
Vincent Dang , Jacksonville, FL
Yang Ge , Jacksonville, FL
(1035-11-1076)
2:30 p.m.
Constructing Expander Graphs using the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis.
David Y Jao* , University of Waterloo
(1035-11-1490)
3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Group Characters and Applications.
Yuval Roichman* , Bar-Ilan University, Israel
(1035-05-994)
4:00 p.m.
Exact Groups, K-theory, and Expanders.
Paul Frank Baum* , Penn State University
(1035-20-774)
5:00 p.m.
Expansion and Product Decompositions of Finite Groups: Variations on a Theme of Gowers.
L\'aszl\'o Babai* , University of Chicago
Nikolay Nikolov , Imperial College, London
L\'aszl\'o Pyber , R\'enyi Institute, Budapest
(1035-05-802)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, II
Organizers: Ricardo Carretero , San Diego State University carreter@sciences.sdsu.edu
Jennifer M. Gorsky , University of San Diego
1:00 p.m.
Solitons and the Inverse Scattering Method.
Robert M. Miura* , New Jersey Institute of Technolody
(1035-35-486)
1:30 p.m.
Formation of vortices, vortex lines and vortex rings in sliced condensates.
Ricardo Carretero* , San Diego State University
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis , University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Nathaniel Whitaker , University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dimitri J. Frantzeskakis , University of Athens
Brian P. Anderson , University of Arizona
(1035-37-2023)
2:00 p.m.
Krein Signature for Non-selfadjoint Spectral Problems.
Richard Kollar* , University of Michigan
(1035-34-1721)
2:30 p.m.
Defect Eigenvalues and Diophantine Equations via the Evan's function.
Jared C Bronski* , University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Zoi Rapti , University of Illinois
(1035-34-1468)
3:00 p.m.
Semi-strong pulse interaction in thermally detuned PNLS equation.
Keith Promislow* , Michigan State University
Richard Moore , NJIT
(1035-35-1160)
3:30 p.m.
Unique continuation for Camassa-Holm and Degasperis-Procesi equations.
A. Alexandrou Himonas* , Unviersity of Notre Dame
(1035-35-1012)
4:00 p.m.
Breather solutions in the discrete NLS with parametric forcing.
Panayotis Panayotaros* , Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(1035-37-360)
4:30 p.m.
Wave Propagation in Phononic Crystals.
Mason Alexander Porter* , University of Oxford
(1035-70-50)
5:00 p.m.
Numerical experiments on the propagation and interaction of well-prepared and non-well-prepared pulses in dispersive media.
Christopher Chong* , University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Guido Schneider , University of Stuttgart, Germany
(1035-35-226)
5:30 p.m.
A diagnostic tool for ergodicity.
Sherry E Scott* , Marquette University
Chris Jones , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Igor Mezic , University of California Santa Barbara
Thomas Corey Redd , Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
Leonid Kuznetsov , Susquehanna International Group, LLP
(1035-37-116)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems in Geometry, II
Organizers: Peter A. Perry , University of Kentucky perry@ms.uky.edu
Carolyn S. Gordon , Dartmouth College
1:00 p.m.
Can you hear the shape of an analytic drum: higher dimensions.
Steve Zelditch* , Johns Hopkins University
(1035-35-839)
1:30 p.m.
Counting nodal lines which touch the boundary of an analytic domain.
John A. Toth* , McGill University
Steve Zelditch , Johns Hopkins University
(1035-58-849)
2:00 p.m.
Upper and lower bounds on resonances for manifolds hyperbolic near infinity.
David Borthwick* , Emory University
(1035-58-999)
2:30 p.m.
Metric Degeneration and Spectral Convergence.
J M Rowlett* , University of California at Santa Barbara
(1035-58-1187)
3:00 p.m.
Scattering with Singular Muira Potentials on the Line.
Christopher S Frayer* , University of Kentucky
(1035-00-1013)
3:30 p.m.
Break.
4:00 p.m.
A negative mass theorem for the 2-torus.
Kate Okikiolu* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-58-1835)
4:30 p.m.
Length and eigenvalue equivalence.
D. B. McReynolds* , University of Chicago
Christopher J Leininger , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Walter D. Neumann , Barnard College, Columbia University.
Alan W. Reid , University of Texas
(1035-51-854)
5:00 p.m.
Semiclassical analogues of the heat invariants.
Alejandro Uribe* , University of Michigan
(1035-58-1225)
5:30 p.m.
Equivalence of geometric quantizations of isospectral manifolds.
William D Kirwin* , Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
(1035-53-1502)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
Teaching and the philosophy of mathematics.
Organizers:
Martin E. Flashman , Humboldt State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Some deterministic models in mathematical biology and their simulations.
Organizers:
Cammey Cole Manning , Meredith College
Huseyin Kocak , University of Miami
James F. Selgrade , North Carolina State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers.
Organizers:
Derek Bruff , Vanderbilt University
Matthew Leingang , Harvard University
Kelly Cline , Carroll College
Mark R. Parker , Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo , Carroll College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:55 p.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, III
1:00 p.m.
Finite Index Subgroups of R. Thompson's Group F.
Bronlyn Wassink* , SUNY at Binghamton
Collin Bleak , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-20-1099)
1:15 p.m.
Endomorphism Rings of Representations of $S_5$ in Characteristic 2.
Jennifer Froelich* , The University of Iowa
(1035-20-1118)
1:30 p.m.
An Examination of Subgroups that Satisfy the Frattini Argument or Strong Frattini Argument.
Joseph Evan* , King's College
(1035-20-1228)
1:45 p.m.
The Probability that Two Elements of a Semigroup Commute.
Berit Nilsen Givens* , Cal Poly Pomona
(1035-20-1384)
2:00 p.m.
If You Can Expand a Group to a Semigroup, What Can You Expand a Semgroup to?
Rebecca Noonan Heale* , Department of Mathematics and the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
(1035-20-1585)
2:15 p.m.
Pseudo-Levi subgroups and finite double coset collections.
W Ethan Duckworth* , Loyola College in Maryland
(1035-20-1697)
2:30 p.m.
Examples of Non-Rigid CAT(0) Groups from the Category of Knot Groups.
Christopher P Mooney* , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(1035-20-1814)
2:45 p.m.
Subsemigroups of $\beta S$ containing the idempotents.
Neil Hindman* , Howard University
Dona Strauss , University of Leeds
(1035-22-891)
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Realizations of intersection matrix algebras.
Sandeep Bhargava* , York University, Toronto
(1035-17-476)
3:30 p.m.
The Centroid of the Cheng-Kac Jordan Superalgebras.
Pamela A Richardson* , Westminster College
(1035-17-660)
3:45 p.m.
Vertex Algebras and Strongly Homotopy Lie Algebras.
Daniel F. Pinzon* , University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
(1035-17-1887)
4:00 p.m.
Combinatorics of Crystal Bases for Certain Demazure Modules.
Julie C Beier* , North Carolina State University
(1035-17-1989)
4:15 p.m.
The structure of endomorphism monoids in conjugate categories.
Randall D. Helmstutler* , University of Mary Washington
Roberto Palomba , University of Mary Washington
(1035-18-1045)
4:30 p.m.
Covers for Interpretations.
Daniel Kiteck* , University of Kentucky
(1035-18-1930)
4:45 p.m.
The minimum rank problem over finite fields.
Jason Grout* , Iowa State University
(1035-15-1905)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. AMS Session on Abstract Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory, II
1:00 p.m.
Variation of the Radon Transform.
James V. Peters* , Long Island University
(1035-44-20)
1:15 p.m.
A Class of Calderon-Zygmund Integral Operators.
Jean-Paul Pemba* , Prairie View A&M University
(1035-44-712)
1:30 p.m.
A Rees Product for topological Semihypergroup.
Norbert N. Youmbi* , Saint Francis University
(1035-43-920)
1:45 p.m.
Admissibility for Generalized $2d$ Oscillator Groups.
Brad Currey , St. Louis University
Tom McNamara* , St. Louis University
(1035-43-1396)
2:00 p.m.
Discrete and Continuous Optimization of Asset Replacement in Economics and OR.
Yuri Yatsenko* , Houston Baptist University
Natali Hritonenko , Prairie View A&M University
(1035-45-386)
2:15 p.m.
On the Mean Value Theorems for Functions of Two Variables.
Nasser Dastrange* , Buena Vista University
(1035-26-944)
2:30 p.m.
A New Approach to Totally Positive Functions and Sequences.
Michael I. Ganzburg* , Hampton University
(1035-26-105)
2:45 p.m.
Strongly Quasibounded Maximal Monotone Perturbations for the Berkovits-Mustonen Topological Degree Theory.
Dhruba R. Adhikari* , Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
Athanassios G. Kartsatos , University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
(1035-47-468)
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Block matrix operators and $p$-hyponormality.
George R. Exner* , Bucknell University
Il Bong Jung , Kyungpook National University
Mi Ryeong Lee , Kyungpook National University
(1035-47-568)
3:30 p.m.
On nonstandard nonlinear spectral theory.
Dan D. Pascali* , Courant Institute, New York University
(1035-47-578)
3:45 p.m.
Toeplitz-composition $C^*$-algebras with piecewise continuous symbols.
Rebecca Schmitz* , University of Virginia
(1035-47-692)
4:00 p.m.
Linear Operators on Some Fractional p-adic Hilbert Spaces.
Toka Diagana* , Howard University
(1035-47-827)
4:15 p.m.
Topological Degree Theory for Multivalued Densely Defined $(S_+)_L$- Perturbation of Multivalued Maximal Monotone Operators in Reflexive Banach Spaces.
Boubakari Ibrahimou* , University of South Florida
(1035-47-940)
4:30 p.m.
Stepanov-like Almost Automorphic Solutions for Nonlocal Cauchy Problems.
Peter Frempong-Mireku* , Dillard University
Haewon Lee , Dillard University
(1035-47-974)
4:45 p.m.
A Uniqueness Result for Unitary Group.
Alexandru G Atim* , University of North Texas
(1035-47-1098)
5:00 p.m.
Classes of Stable Complex Matrices Defined via the Theorems of Ger\v{s}gorin and Lyapunov.
Sivaram K. Narayan* , Central Michigan University
(1035-47-1404)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m. AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, II
1:00 p.m.
On the Validity and Order of Convergence of a Novel Numerical Method for Models in Population Biology.
Kailash C. Patidar* , University of the Western Cape
Jo-anne Wyngaardt , University of the Western Cape
(1035-65-117)
1:15 p.m.
An application of quaternions to a problem in position registration.
Carl Toews* , Duquesne University
(1035-65-1997)
1:30 p.m.
Numerical Analysis of Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence.
Iuliana Stanculescu* , University of Pittsburgh
(1035-65-1911)
1:45 p.m.
An Iterative Substructuring Algorithm for $C^0$ Interior Penalty Methods.
Kening Wang* , University of North Florida
Brenner , Louisiana State University
(1035-65-1877)
2:00 p.m.
Numerical study of a set of differential boundary conditions for a problem of constrained evolution.
Alexander M. Alekseenko* , California State University, Northridge
(1035-65-1798)
2:15 p.m.
An efficient algorithm for the solution of high-frequency scattering by infinite rough surfaces.
Harun Kurkcu* , University Of Minnesota
Fernando Reitich , University Of Minnesota
(1035-65-1509)
2:30 p.m.
Adaptive panel method for partical simulation fo three dimensional vortex sheet motion.
Leon Kaganovskiy* , New College of Florida
Robert Krasny , University of Michigan Ann Arbor
(1035-65-1652)
2:45 p.m.
Unorthodox Approach to Solve an Overdetermined System.
Saadat Moussavi* , University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-65-1825)
3:00 p.m.
A Parametric Sensitivity Analysis for Fluid Models.
Faranak Pahlevani* , The City University of New York, Medgar Evers College
(1035-65-1634)
3:15 p.m.
On Numerical Solutions of a Nonlinear Differential Equation with Square Root Dissipative Term.
Ron Buckmire* , Occidental College
Ron S. Mickens , Clark Atlanta University
Karl McMurtry , Occidental College
(1035-65-170)
3:30 p.m.
Optimized waveform relaxation methods for circuit simulations.
Mohammad Al-Khaleel* , Yarmouk University
Martin J. Gander , University of Geneva
(1035-65-1497)
3:45 p.m.
Computing the complete CS decomposition.
Brian D. Sutton* , Randolph-Macon College
(1035-15-564)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:25 p.m. AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, I
1:00 p.m.
Bochner-Riesz Means With Respect to a 2 by 2 Cylinder.
Paul T Taylor* , Shippensburg University
(1035-42-1042)
1:15 p.m.
Size and Derivative Estimates for the Szeg\"o Kernel on a Model Non-Pseudoconvex Domain.
Christine Carracino* , Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Jennifer Halfpap , University of Montana-Missoula
(1035-42-1321)
1:30 p.m.
Estimates for multilinear singular integral operators associated with Borel measures.
Geoff Diestel* , University of South Carolina
Loukas Grafakos , University of Missouri
(1035-42-1357)
1:45 p.m.
Multivariate Hausdorff Transformations Generated by the Linear Group.
Constantine Georgakis* , DePaul University
(1035-42-1938)
2:00 p.m.
An Examination of Fingerprint Analysis using the Fourier Transform.
Micah J Smith , Berea College
Jonathan Hunt* , Berea College
(1035-42-2005)
2:15 p.m.
Vieta like products involving Fibonacci and Lucas numbers.
Thomas J. Osler* , Rowan University
(1035-40-606)
2:30 p.m.
The periodic character of some rational difference equations of arbitrary order with truncation.
Kenneth S. Berenhaut , Wake Forest University
Richard T Guy* , Wake Forest University
(1035-39-1132)
2:45 p.m.
Basic uniqueness and approximation results for positive solutions to nonlinear dynamic equations on time scales.
Allan C. Peterson* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lynn Erbe , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
C. C. Tisdell , University of New South Wales
(1035-39-1138)
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Singular second order boundary value problems on purely discrete time scales.
Curtis J Kunkel* , University of Tennessee at Martin
(1035-39-665)
3:30 p.m.
An Update on the Trichotomy Character of $x_{n+1} = \frac{\beta_n x_n +\gamma_n x_{n-1}}{A_n+B_nx_{n}} $ with Period-two Coefficients.
Carol H. Gibbons , Salve Regina University RI
Senada Kalabusic , University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Carol B Overdeep* , Saint Martin's University, Lacey, WA
(1035-39-97)
3:45 p.m.
Forced second order nonlinear oscillation on time scales.
Lynn H. Erbe* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Allan Peterson , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Samir Saker , Mansoura University
(1035-39-1313)
4:00 p.m.
Oscillation for a Certain Nonlinear Second Order Dynamic Equation on a Time Scale.
Raegan J Higgins* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-39-1145)
4:15 p.m.
Global Attractivity of the Positive Equilibrium of $x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha +\beta\,x_{n}+\gamma\,x_{n-1}}{A+B\,x_{n}+C\,x_{n-1}}$ with positive parameters in the Non-Hyperbolic Case.
Sukanya Basu* , University of Rhode Island
(1035-39-1324)
4:30 p.m.
On Dual Space Characterizations of Real Locally C*- and Locally JB-Algebras.
Alexander A. Katz , St. John's University
Oleg Friedman* , University of South Africa
(1035-46-1582)
4:45 p.m.
The Radon-Nikodym Property for Tensor Products of Banach Lattices II.
Q. Bu , The University of Mississippi
G. Buskes , The University of Mississippi
W. Lai* , The University of Mississippi
(1035-46-1625)
5:00 p.m.
Operators Determined by Subspaces.
Elizabeth M Bator* , University of North Texas
Rhonda Huettenmueller , Texas Woman's University
(1035-46-1715)
5:15 p.m.
Cyclic Behavior of Certain Operators on the Disc Algebra.
Gabriela Bulancea* , University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
(1035-46-1926)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:35 p.m. MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, I
Organizers: Chris Christensen , Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand , Goucher College
1:00 p.m.
Finding Large Primes: Miller-Rabin and Beyond.
Jeffrey A. Ehme* , Spelman College
(1035-G1-1090)
1:20 p.m.
Using Maple worksheets to enable explorations of cryptography with minimal background.
Mike May* , Saint Louis University
(1035-G1-825)
1:40 p.m.
Zero-Knowledge Proofs: How to convince someone you know everything without telling them anything.
Cheryl Beaver* , Western Oregon University
(1035-G1-293)
2:00 p.m.
Cryptology on Campus During World War II.
Craig Bauer* , York College of Pennsylvania
(1035-G1-114)
2:20 p.m.
Cryptology as Outreach to Prospective College Students in a Summer Enrichment Program.
David E Boliver* , University of Central Oklahoma
(1035-G1-651)
2:40 p.m.
Teaching Cryptography in a Wireless Environment using Maplets.
Neil P Sigmon* , Radford University
(1035-G1-1126)
3:00 p.m.
Cyclic Patterns of Points on Koblitz Curves.
John H. Wilson* , Centre College
(1035-G1-913)
3:20 p.m.
Public Key Cryptography with TI Voyage 200.
Jerzy Wojdylo* , Southeast Missouri State University
(1035-G1-1202)
3:40 p.m.
The Pohlig-Hellman exponentiation cipher as a bridge between classical and modern cryptography.
Joshua Brandon Holden* , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
(1035-G1-836)
4:00 p.m.
Lessons from a Course in Cryptography.
Yesem Kurt* , Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
(1035-G1-1259)
4:20 p.m.
Are You Talking to Me? An Introduction to Identity Based Encryption.
Kristen A. Meyer* , Wisconsin Lutheran College
(1035-G1-674)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. MAA Session on Guided Discovery in Mathematics Education
Organizers: Jerome S. Epstein , Polytechnic University jepstein@duke.poly.edu
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
1:00 p.m.
Introduction.
1:05 p.m.
Applying Physics Education Research to math education.
John M Clement* , St. Pius X High School, Houston, TX
(1035-L1-1868)
1:45 p.m.
Using Contextual Problems to Support Student Discovery in Pre-Calculus Mathematics: Exemplars and Efficacy.
Christian Hirsch* , Western Michigan University
(1035-L1-2025)
2:25 p.m.
An Integrated Math and Physical Science Laboratory Program for Cognitive Development.
Jerome Epstein* , Polytechnic University, Dept. of Mathematics
(1035-L1-694)
3:05 p.m.
Guided Discovery: Theoretical Implications and Practical Considerations.
Robert G Stein* , California State University, San Bernardino
(1035-L1-1273)
3:25 p.m.
Concept Development Using Guided Discovery.
Nathaniel Miller* , University of Northern Colorado
Frieda Parker , University of Northern Colorado
(1035-L1-328)
3:45 p.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Majors' and Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Conceptions of Proof after Lecture-Based and the Problem-Based Instruction.
Sera Yoo* , The University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer C. Smith , The University of Texas at Austin
(1035-L1-1839)
4:05 p.m.
An Inquiry-Oriented Approach to Undergraduate Mathematics.
Chris L Rasmussen* , San Diego State University
Oh Nam Kwon , Seoul National University
(1035-L1-1819)
4:25 p.m.
Guided Discovery at the Riverbend Community Math Center.
Amanda Katharine Serenevy* , Riverbend Community Math Center
(1035-L1-1011)
4:45 p.m.
Effects of Teacher Practices on Mathematics Achievement Gain of First-Grade Children of Different Racial-Ethnic Backgrounds.
Anna E. Bargagliotti* , University of Memphis
Cassandra Guarino , Michigan State University
William Mason , University of California, Los Angeles
(1035-L1-520)
5:05 p.m.
Teaching Calculus Coherently.
Tevian Dray* , Oregon State University
(1035-L1-1140)
5:25 p.m.
Providing Support for Pre-service Teachers' Development of Mental Computation Strategies.
Ian Whitacre* , San Diego State University
Susan D. Nickerson , San Diego State University
(1035-L1-1970)
5:45 p.m.
Teaching Finite Mathematics Using Learner-Centered Pedagogy.
Debra L Hydorn* , Unversity of Mary Washington
(1035-L1-1714)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VI
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Mihaela D. Iftime , Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Marc Brodie , Wheeling Jesuit University
Gavin Waters , Missouri Western State University
J. Alan Alewine , McKendree University
Andrew B. Perry , Springfield College
Robert L. Wilson , University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:00 p.m.
How Would Muppets Multiply? Using Base 6 in Courses for Future Mathematics Teachers.
John R. Prather* , Ohio University--Eastern
(1035-Z1-720)
1:15 p.m.
Using the internet/computers as a tool for developing critical thinking skills within a general educational mathematics course.
Gavin J Waters* , Missouri Western State University
(1035-Z1-526)
1:30 p.m.
Review and Refinement: An Update on a Mathematics Capstone Course in a Small Department.
Alan Alewine* , McKendree University
(1035-Z1-419)
1:45 p.m.
Transitioning to higher mathematics via programming and proofs, Part I.
Jeffrey K Denny* , Mercer University
Keith E Howard , Mercer University
(1035-Z1-1343)
2:00 p.m.
Transitioning to higher mathematics via programming and proofs, Part II.
Keith E Howard* , Mercer University
Jeffrey K Denny , Mercer University
(1035-Z1-1344)
2:15 p.m.
A Na\"ive Introduction to Trans-Elliptic Diophantine Equations.
Donald E Hooley* , Bluffton University
(1035-Z1-680)
2:30 p.m.
The MacLane Class and the Interaction Between Coefficient Conditions and Solution Conditions of Differential Equations in the Unit Disk.
Kari Fowler* , University of Tampa
(1035-Z1-202)
2:45 p.m.
Explaining Standard Deviation Geometrically.
Michael S Marion* ,
(1035-Z1-664)
3:00 p.m.
4-Moves on Links up to Two Components.
Ramanjit K Sahi* , Austin Peay State University
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski , The University of Texas at Dallas
(1035-Z1-1056)
3:15 p.m.
Building a Learning Community for Instructors of Remedial Courses.
Janet Nichols* , Colorado State University - Pueblo
(1035-Z1-1622)
3:30 p.m.
Bacterial Computers: Can E. coli solve a Hamilton Path Problem?
Jeffrey L. Poet* , Missouri Western State University
A. Malcolm Campbell , Davidson College
Todd T. Eckdahl , Missouri Western State University
Laurie J. Heyer , Davidson College
(1035-Z1-1047)
3:45 p.m.
Revising and Studying a Capstone Course for Future High School Mathematics Teachers.
Richard O. Hill* , Michigan State University
(1035-Z1-1739)
4:00 p.m.
Active Learning and Teaching with Technology.
Mihaela D Iftime* , MCP & Boston U.
(1035-Z1-478)
4:15 p.m.
It is time to integrate dynamic geometry with computer algebra system.
Wei-Chi Yang* , Radford University
(1035-Z1-208)
4:30 p.m.
What do Korean preservice secondary teachers learn during their university teacher education program?
Jin-Ah Kwon , Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Jun-Soo Choa , Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Jihwa Noh* , University of Northern Iowa
(1035-Z1-1151)
4:45 p.m.
Calculus Activities Inspired by the History of Mathematics.
Gabriela R Sanchis* , Elizabethtown College
(1035-Z1-1834)
5:00 p.m.
Generating random numbers using chaotic equations.
Ken S. Li* , Southeastern Louisiana University
(1035-Z1-1993)
5:15 p.m.
Analysis of optimal solutions and its tiling in $m \times n$ size Black-Out Game.
Duk-Sun Kim* , Sungkyunkwan University
Sang-Gu Lee , Sungkyunkwan University
(1035-Z1-838)
5:30 p.m.
Teaching Mathematics Course using Creative hands-on Activities.
Ryo Ohashi* , King's College
(1035-Z1-675)
5:45 p.m.
Improving Teaching and Learning at MidSemester.
Diane L Johnson* , Humboldt State University
(1035-Z1-1034)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VII
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Jim Fulmer , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Tom McMillan , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Carolyn Yackel , Mercer University
Barbara Pence , San Jose State University
Janet Nichols , Colorado State University-Pueblo
Vicky Williams Klima , Appalachian State University
1:00 p.m.
Summer Bridge vs. non Summer Bridge Students' First Year Retention and Achievement in Calculus: Addressing Undergraduate Mathematics Achievement for Underrepresented Ethnic Students.
Joy Moore* , Xavier University
(1035-Z1-1508)
1:15 p.m.
Kinesthetic Math: Is that like Mathematical Calisthenics? (No.).
Carolyn Yackel* , Mercer University
(1035-Z1-1547)
1:30 p.m.
Using DyKnow Vision and Tablet PCs to Facilitate Active Learning in Calculus.
Matthew DeLong* , Taylor University
(1035-Z1-1194)
1:45 p.m.
Group Projects Reinforcing Most Crucial Concepts of an Introductory Statistics Class.
Katarzyna Potocka* , Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1035-Z1-822)
2:00 p.m.
The unexpected expected value.
Roman Wong* , Washington and Jefferson College
Tyler Raspat , Washington and Jefferson College
(1035-Z1-453)
2:15 p.m.
Multidisciplinary research and training for enhancing teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer* , George Mason University
(1035-Z1-1657)
2:30 p.m.
An old tool revisited; what liberal arts students can learn from spreadsheet mathematics.
Margaret L Morrow* , SUNY Plattsburgh
(1035-Z1-1927)
2:45 p.m.
Teacher's Attitude in the Classroom: A Student's Perspective.
Mahmoud Yousef* , University of Central Missouri
Khaled Al-Agha , Wiley College
(1035-Z1-1200)
3:00 p.m.
What Is Studied In, Written For, and Remembered From Western Oregon University's Bridge Course.
Michael B Ward* , Western Oregon University
(1035-Z1-429)
3:15 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy, A Lesson Plan Revision and Curriculum Development Workshop for In-Service K-12 Teachers.
Lisa E Marano* , West Chester University of PA
(1035-Z1-548)
3:30 p.m.
Using Discussion Activities in the Abstract Algebra Classroom.
Vicky Williams Klima* , Appalachian State University
(1035-Z1-1319)
3:45 p.m.
Geometric Forensics.
James W Mauch* , Cedar Crest College
(1035-Z1-399)
4:00 p.m.
Using student-created digital learning objects in mathematics and science.
Rebecca L LeDocq* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Jennifer J Kosiak , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Bob Hoar , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
(1035-Z1-1734)
4:15 p.m.
Students Don't Do Optional.
Tristan Denley* , University of Mississippi
(1035-Z1-1430)
4:30 p.m.
Some Puzzling Results.
Marc A. Brodie* , Wheeling Jesuit University
(1035-Z1-874)
4:45 p.m.
Teacher Retention through Building Professional Learning Communities.
Barbara Johnson Pence* , San Jose State University
(1035-Z1-1355)
5:00 p.m.
Using Maple to Enhance Understanding of 3D Problems in Multivariable Calculus Courses.
David Brian Williams* , Clayton State University
(1035-Z1-1874)
5:15 p.m.
Road Rage and the FTC.
Jody M Sorensen* , Augsburg College
Maureen T Carroll , University of Scranton
Elyn K Rykken , Muhlenberg College
(1035-Z1-1954)
5:30 p.m.
Enriching Calculus with Montessori Materials.
Theodore S. Erickson* , Wheeling Jesuit University
(1035-Z1-1028)
5:45 p.m.
Adaptive Error Control for an Elliptic Optimization Problem.
Sheldon Lee* , Colorado State University
Don Estep , Colorado State University
(1035-Z1-1629)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VIII
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College y smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: David B. Williams , Clayton State University
Gary L. Walls , West Texas A \& M University
Joy Moore , Xavier University
Theodore S. Erickson , Wheeling Jesuit University
Dominic Klyve , Carthage College
Paul R. Coe , Dominican University
1:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Case Studies for an Intermediate Statistics Course.
Terje Hoim* , Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
Stephanie Fitchett , Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
(1035-Z1-1240)
1:15 p.m.
Analog-modeling scientific activities as a vehicle for exploration basic statistical concepts: case study in future teachers' statistics education classes.
Olga Kosheleva* , University of Texas at El Paso
Laura Serpa , University of Texas at El Paso
(1035-Z1-1873)
1:30 p.m.
Vector Measures and the Strong Operator Topology.
Paul Lewis* , University of North Texas
Kimberly Muller , Lake Superior State University
Andy Yingst , University of South Carolina Lancaster
(1035-Z1-721)
1:45 p.m.
Large-Lecture Techniques.
Patrick X Rault* , UW Madison
(1035-Z1-924)
2:00 p.m.
Using Force Fields to Construct 1-1 Complex Polynomials.
Alan D. Gluchoff* , Villanova University
Frederick W. Hartmann , Villanova University
(1035-Z1-42)
2:15 p.m.
An algorithm for creating ``equal" regions.
Mark A Mills* , Central College
(1035-Z1-184)
2:30 p.m.
Minimum Sets Forcing Monochromatic Triangles.
Arie Bialostocki , University of Idaho
Mark J. Nielsen* , University of Idaho
(1035-Z1-1428)
2:45 p.m.
Inverse Preserving Functions.
David J Schmitz* , North Central College
Charles W Gatz , North Central College
(1035-Z1-366)
3:00 p.m.
A search for Wieferich primes to $6 \times 10^{15}$.
Dominic W. Klyve* , Carthage College
Fran\c cois G. Dorais , Cornell University
(1035-Z1-1546)
3:15 p.m.
Comparing Mechanical and Thermal Damping in Elastic Beams.
Richard J. Marchand* , Slippery Rock University
(1035-Z1-1718)
3:30 p.m.
A Uniqueness Result for Nonlinear Hyperbolic Initial Value Problems.
Greg S Spradlin* , Embry-Riddle University
(1035-Z1-1506)
3:45 p.m.
Authorship and Statistical Profiling.
Alan Safer* , California State University, Long Beach
Eric Chuk , California State University, Long Beach
(1035-Z1-646)
4:00 p.m.
Improving Undergraduate Calculus Students' Learning through Ability Group Sectioning.
Randal E. Hickman* , United States Military Academy, West Point
(1035-Z1-1597)
4:15 p.m.
A generalization of Ceva's Theorem and Menelaus' Theorem.
Kelly B Funk* , University of Louisville
Robert Powers , University of Louisville
(1035-Z1-841)
4:30 p.m.
A Construction of Convex Figures of Constant Width.
Zokhrab Mustafaev* , University of Houston-Clear Lake
(1035-Z1-153)
4:45 p.m.
What is geometric superspace ?
James S Cook* , North Carolina State University
(1035-Z1-298)
5:00 p.m.
Active Learning through Classroom Voting.
Kelly S. Cline* , Carroll College
Mark R. Parker , Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo , Carroll College
(1035-Z1-750)
5:15 p.m.
Models of Computational Science Curricula.
Ignatios E Vakalis* , Prof. of Computer Science, CalPoly , San Luis Obispo
(1035-Z1-1973)
5:30 p.m.
A Seminar for Pre-Service Teachers on the Teaching of College Algebra.
Angela Marie Hodge* , North Dakota State University
(1035-Z1-1846)
5:45 p.m.
On Orbits of Automorphism Groups.
Marian Deaconescu , Kuwait University
Gary L Walls* , West Texas A&M University
(1035-Z1-917)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. NAM Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Organizers: Dawn A. Lott , Delware State University dlott@desu.edu
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Making teacher preparation our business
Organizers:
William G. McCallum , The University of Arizona
Panelists:
Solomon Friedberg , Boston College
Theodore W. Gamelin , University of California Los Angeles
James Lewis , University of Nebraska
Magnhild Lien , California State University, Northridge
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
A quick introduction to \em{WebWork}, a web-based interactive homework system.
Organizers:
Michael E. Gage , University of Rochester
Arnold K. Pizer , University of Rochester
Vicki Roth , University of Rochester
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. Project NeXT Panel Discussion
Capstone and one-semester research projects for a variety of students.
Organizers:
Steven W. Morics , University of Redlands
Mary D. Shepherd , Northwest Missouri State University
Panelists:
William E. Fenton , Bellarmine University
Steven W. Morics ,
Barbara Reynolds , Cardinal Stritch University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, IV: Working Groups and Panel Discussion
This session includes a panel discussion on how to develop the training required to tackle the mathematical challenges in modeling climate change.
Organizers:
Inez Fung , Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones , University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman , Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. ASL Session for Contributed Papers, I
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. AMS Special Presentation
Wiki math.
Organizers:
William Casselman , University of British Columbia
David Austin , Grand Valley State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:10 p.m. RMMC Board of Directors
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-4:25 p.m. MAA Presentations by Teaching Award Recipients
Organizers: Martha J. Siegel , Towson University
Moderators: Joseph A. Gallian , University of Minnesota-Duluth
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. SUMMA Special Presentation
Summer research programs.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Jr , MAA
Robert E. Megginson , University of Michigan
Panelists:
Tuncay Aktosum , University of Texas at Arlington
Minerva Cordero , University of Texas at Arlington
Monica Stephens , Spelman College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
Advocating for mathematics: Influencing policymakers through congressional visits in districts and states.
Organizers:
Sheldon H. Katz , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. MAA Poster Session for Undergraduates
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas , Montclair State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematics single variable calculus course.
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari , Pomona College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme , Spelman College
Colm K. Mulcahy , Spelman College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari , University of California Irvine
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:45 p.m.-4:40 p.m. AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, IV
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. MAA Information Session
Current issues in actuarial science education.
Organizers:
Robert E. Buck , Slippery Rock University
Bettye Anne Case , Florida State University
Matthew J. Hassett , Arizona State University
Steve Paris , Florida State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. SIGMAA on Mathematics and Computational Biology Business Meeting and Reception
Organizers:
Jennifer R. Galovich , St. Johns University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. MAA Film Presentation and Reception
{\rm Hard Problems}: A documentary about the USA team's participation in the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad.
Organizers:
George P. Csicsery , Zala Films
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Business Meeting
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. MAA Dramatic Presentation
So you want to teach environmental math, do you?
Presenters:
Martin E. Walter , University of Colorado at Boulder
Patricia Clark Kenschaft , Bloomfield College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Young Mathematicians Network Town Meeting
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. MAA-Project NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens , St. Louis University
Joseph A. Gallian , University of Minnesota, Duluth
Aparna W. Higgins , University of Dayton
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m. NAM Cox-Talbot Address
Title to be announced.
Earl R. Barnes* , Morgan State University
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