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Joint Mathematics Meetings
Washington, DC, January 58, 2009 (Monday  Thursday)
Meeting #1046
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Monday January 5, 2009

Monday January 5, 2009, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Marriot Ballroom Lobby, Lobby Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Frames: Surgeries, Dilation, and Robustness.
Jennifer L. Wolfe*, Central Michigan University
Rachael L. Tomasino, Central Michigan University
Eileen L. Radzwion, Central Michigan University
Sara P. Rimer, Central Michigan University
(10461590)

8:30 a.m.
The Minimum Semidefinite Rank of a Graph.
Taiji Tsutsui*, Hiram College, Hiram OH
Rachel Ellen Cranfill, Harvey Mudd College
(10461591)

9:00 a.m.
A numerical and analytical study of modeling techniques for microstructure evolution.
M R Atkins*, George Mason University
(104635103)

9:30 a.m.
Understanding and predicting materials properties from phasefield simulations.
Thomas Dean Stephens*, George Mason University
(104635101)

10:00 a.m.
Vector Invariants of Elementary Abelian pGroups.
Aaron B Adcock*, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
(10461322)

10:30 a.m.
Mathematical modeling, analysis and computation of a fluidstructure interaction problem with applications.
Sarah Minerva Venuti*, Mathemathical Sciences, George Mason University
Kevin Kelbaugh, Mathemathical Sciences, George Mason University
Padmanabhan Seshayer, Mathemathical Sciences, George Mason University
(10466566)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Coding Theory, I
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University gmatthe@clemson.edu
Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska

8:00 a.m.
Generalizing Binary Quadratic Residue Codes.
P. Charters*, University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics Department
(104611645)

8:25 a.m.
Locally decodable codes.
Sergey Yekhanin*, Microsoft Research
(104668951)

8:50 a.m.
Iterative Subspace Pursuit Decoding of Weighted Euclidean Superimposed Codes.
Wei Dai*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Olgica Milenkovic, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1046681510)

9:15 a.m.
On algebraic constructions of codes for random linear network coding.
Felice Manganiello*, Zurich University
Elisa Gorla, Zurich University
Joachim Rosenthal, Zurich University
(104694854)

9:40 a.m.
Further analysis of codes based on permutations.
Christine A Kelley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1046941960)

10:05 a.m.
Coding theory and Pseudorandomness.
Venkatesan Guruswami*, University of Washington & Carnegie Mellon University
(1046051085)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Representation Theory of Lie Algebras and Algebraic Groups, I
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David G. Taylor, Roanoke College taylor@roanoke.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University
Daniel K. Nakano, University of Georgia

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
GuiQiang G. Chen, Northwestern University
Cleopatra C. Christoforou, University of Houston cleopatra@math.uh.edu

8:00 a.m.
Compensated Compactness and the MultiDimensional Euler Equations.
James Glimm*, State University of New York at Stony Brook
(104635257)

8:30 a.m.
On the dynamics of multicomponent reactive flows.
Konstantina Trivisa*, University of Maryland
(1046351186)

9:00 a.m.
Instantaneous boundary tangency and cusp formation in twodimensional fluid flows.
Misha Perepelitsa*, Vanderbilt University
David Hoff, Indiana University
(104635636)

9:30 a.m.
On ShockFree Periodic Solutions for the Euler Equations.
Robin C Young*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
J Blake Temple, University of California, Davis
(1046351619)

10:00 a.m.
Stability of Newtonian Rotating White Dwarf Stars.
Tao Luo*, Georgetown University
Joel Smoller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(104635677)

10:30 a.m.
Local WellPosedness of a Dispersive NavierStokes System.
C David Levermore*, University of Maryland, College Park
Weiran Sun, University of Maryland, College Park
(1046351209)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic, LargeScale, and Hybrid Systems with Applications, I
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott
Organizers:
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
G. S. Ladde, University of South Florida
K. Ramachandran, University of South Florida

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Experimental Mathematics, I
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Luis A. Medina, Tulane University
Victor H. Moll, Tulane University vhm@math.tulane.edu

8:00 a.m.
Towards a Classification of Periodic Orbits of Particular Fractal Billiards.
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Robert G. Niemeyer*, University of California, Riverside
(104637945)

8:30 a.m.
Towards a proof of the qTSPP conjecture.
Christoph Koutschan*, RISC, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
(1046051749)

9:00 a.m.
Some divisibility properties for Stirling numbers of the second kind.
OYeat Chan*, Dalhousie University
Dante Manna, Virginia Wesleyan College
(1046111271)

9:30 a.m.
Experimentation at the frontier of reality in Schubert calculus.
Frank Sottile*, Texas A&M University
(1046141705)

10:00 a.m.
Enumeration Schemes for Barred Permutation Patterns.
Lara K. Pudwell*, Valparaiso University
(104605936)

10:30 a.m.
Grid graphs, Gorenstein polytopes, and domino stackings.
Matthias Beck*, San Francisco State University
Christian Haase, Freie Universität Berlin
Steven Sam, MIT
(104605837)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on HeavyTailed Behavior: Theory and Applications
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Thomas B. Fowler, Noblis Incorporated tfowler@noblis.org
Marty Fischer, Noblis Incorporated
Denise Masi, Noblis Incorporated
John F. Shortle, George Mason University

8:00 a.m.
Lévy stable laws.
John P. Nolan*, American University
(1046601157)

8:35 a.m.
Approximations for the waiting time distribution in an M/G/1 queue with heavy tails.
Mariana OlveraCravioto*, Columbia University
Peter W. Glynn, Stanford University
(104660587)

9:10 a.m.
Emergence of HeavyTailed Behavior and the Failure of the Central Limit Theorem Due to Hypercorrelation.
Thomas B Fowler*, Noblis, Incorporated
(104660560)

9:45 a.m.
Simulation Techniques and Numerical Methods for Analyzing Systems with HeavyTailed Distributions.
John F Shortle*, George Mason University
Martin J. Fischer, Noblis, Inc.
Denise M. B. Masi, Noblis, Inc.
(104690819)

10:20 a.m.
Constructing a Risk Map for Pyroclastic Flows: Using simulations and data to predict rare events.
Elaine T. Spiller*, Marquette University
(1046861659)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras, I
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Pinhas Grossman, Vanderbilt University pinhas.grossman@vanderbilt.edu
Remus Nicoara, University of Tennessee

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Computation, I
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University brenner@math.lsu.edu
ChiWang Shu, Brown University

8:00 a.m.
Analysis of a local discontinuous Galerkin method for fourthorder timedependent problems.
Bo Dong*, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
ChiWang Shu, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
(104665732)

8:30 a.m.
Superconvergence of Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Solutions for TimeDependent Problems.
Yingda Cheng*, University of Texas at Austin
ChiWang Shu, Brown University
(1046651060)

9:00 a.m.
A $C^0$ Interior Penalty Approximation of the CahnHilliard Equation in Phase Separation.
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University
Thirupathi Gudi*, Louisiana State University
Liyeng Sung, Louisiana State University
(1046651861)

9:30 a.m.
New Finite Element Methods for Fourth Order Curl Equations.
Qiya Hu, LSEC, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jinchao Xu, Penn State University
Bin Zheng*, Penn State University
(1046651656)

10:00 a.m.
Multigrid Solvers for a Class of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods on Graded Meshes.
Jintao Cui*, Louisiana State University
(104635815)

10:30 a.m.
Evaluating Options Whose Payoffs Depend on Continuously Monitored Asset Prices.
Fred J. Hickernell*, Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
(10466583)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations, I
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Michael Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Automorphic and Modular Forms in Number Theory, I
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ken Ono, University of WisconsinMadison
Amanda Folsom, University of WisconsinMadison
Sharon A. Garthwaite, Bucknell University Sharon.Garthwaite@bucknell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Rankcrank type PDE and nonholomorphic Jacobi forms.
Kathrin Bringmann*, Universitaet Koeln
(1046111251)

8:30 a.m.
Overpartitions and class numbers of binary quadratic forms.
Jeremy Lovejoy*, CNRS, LIAFA, Universite Paris 7
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Cologne
(1046111196)

9:00 a.m.
Recent work on Maass and modular forms.
Matt Boylan*, University of South Carolina
(1046111909)

9:30 a.m.
The unbounded denominator property of noncongruence modular forms.
Chris A. Kurth, Iowa State University
Ling Long*, Iowa State University
(104611391)

10:00 a.m.
Jacobi forms over complex quadratic fields via the cubic Casimir operators.
Olav K Richter*, University of North Texas & RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Cologne (Germany)
Charles H Conley, University of North Texas
(104611423)

10:30 a.m.
Gaussian hypergeometric functions.
Robert Osburn*, University College Dublin
(1046111635)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Methods in Applied Mathematics, I
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@gwu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Dynamical systems over graphs: the relationship between graph topology and dynamics.
Reinhard C Laubenbacher*, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Abdul S Jarrah, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Alan VelizCuba, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(1046371326)

8:30 a.m.
Knot theoretical methods for RNAtemplate guided DNA recombinations.
Angela Angeleska, University of South Florida
Natasa Jonoska, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(104657521)

9:00 a.m.
Strategies for DNA recombination using assembly graphs.
A Angeleska*, University of South Florida
N Jonoska, University of South Florida
M Saito, University of South Florida
(104600652)

9:30 a.m.
A transition polynomial for signed Feynman diagrams.
Kerry Luse*, Trinity (Washington) University
Yongwu Rong, The George Washington University
(1046571385)

10:00 a.m.
Computation of the AlexanderConway Polynomial on the Chord Diagrams of Singular Knots.
Sana Raoof*, Harvard College
(1046921145)

10:30 a.m.
A Fast Algorithm for Homology Groups in 3D Cubical Space.
Li Chen*, University of the District of Columbia
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University
(1046571203)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on the Role of Generalized Maximal Monotonicity Frameworks in Optimization and Control Theory with Applications, I
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, International Publications rverma@internationalpubls.com

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Biology, I
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Model to Quantify the Impact of the Recovery Rate on the Dynamics and Transmission of Malaria in a Changing Population: Case of Cameroon.
Miranda Ijang TebohEwungkem*, Lafayette College
(104692714)

8:15 a.m.
The effect of temperature on transient population dynamics: A case study using the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum).
Joan P. Lubben*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of NebraskaLincoln
Richard Rebarber, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1046921053)

8:30 a.m.
Break

8:45 a.m.
The Mating Game: A Game Theoretic Analysis of the Mating Sign Behavior in the Honeybee.
M Wilhelm*, UNCG
J Rychtar, UNCG
O Rueppell, UNCG
M Chhetri, UNCG
(1046921269)

9:00 a.m.
Effect of the Abiotic Environment on Preening in Glaucouswinged Gulls (Larus glaucescens), Part I.
Lynelle M Weldon, Andrews University
Shandelle M Henson, Andrews University
James L Hayward, Andrews University
Libby C Megna*, Andrews University
Joseph G Galusha, Walla Walla University
(104692821)

9:15 a.m.
Effect of the Abiotic Environment on Preening in Glaucouswinged Gulls (Larus glaucescens), Part II.
Lynelle M Weldon*, Andrews University
Shandelle M Henson, Andrews University
James L Hayward, Andrews University
Libby C Megna, Andrews University
Joseph G Galusha, Walla Walla University
(104692823)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
The modeling of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons and its convexity properties.
KaiBin Fu*, Texas A&M University
(1046921335)

10:00 a.m.
Dynamical behavior of a oneisland, selectionmigration model with partial dominance.
Jordan West Bostic*, North Carolina State University
James H Roberds, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
James F Selgrade, North Carolina State University
(1046921338)

10:15 a.m.
KullbackLeibler Markov Chain Monte Carlo  a new Algorithm for Finite Mixture Aanalysis and its Application to Gene Expression Data.
Tatiana Valerievna Tatarinova*, Loyola Marymount University
Alan Schumitzky, University of Southern California
(1046921421)

10:30 a.m.
Radiotelemetry under malfunctioning receivers.
Channa N Navaratna*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Menaka B Navaratna, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1046921428)

10:45 a.m.
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Simple Microvascular Network.
David Gardner, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Yiyang Li, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Benjamin Small*, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
(1046001672)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Operator Theory
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Group Bundle Duality.
Geoff R Goehle*, Dartmouth College
(104647566)

8:15 a.m.
Vertex operator algebras and integrable system.
ShrJing Chen*, Rutgers University
(104647241)

8:30 a.m.
Uncertainty Principles from Representations of Lie Groups.
Jens Gerlach Christensen*, Louisiana State University
(1046471643)

8:45 a.m.
Lacunary Orbits for Multiplication operators in $ C[0, 1] $ and $ L_{p}[0,1], 1 \leq p \infty$.
Aderaw Workneh Fenta*, Arkansas State University
(1046461570)

9:00 a.m.
Hermitian Weighted Composition Operators on Weighted Hardy Spaces.
Carl C Cowen, Indiana University  Purdue University, Indianapolis
Gajath Gunatillake*, American university of Sharjah
Eungil Ko, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea
(104647207)

9:15 a.m.
Irregularity of orbits of operators.
Gabriel T Prajitura*, SUNY Brockport
(1046471055)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
$n$contractivity and $k$hyponormality of some Bergmanlike weighted shifts.
Gregory Adams, Bucknell University
George R Exner*, Bucknell University
(1046471448)

10:00 a.m.
On The Numerical Range Of A Class Of Composition Operators on $H^2$.
William M Higdon*, University of Indianapolis
(104647462)

10:15 a.m.
On the index solvability for variational inequalities with (S)mappings.
Dan D. Pascali*, Courant Institute, New York University
(104647846)

10:30 a.m.
Inequalities and Operator Means.
Mohammad Khadivi*, Jackson State University
Mokhtar Aouina, Jackson State University
(104647922)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Differential Geometry
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
On the Volume of Meromorphic Vector fields on Riemann Surfaces.
Amine Fawaz*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(104653201)

8:15 a.m.
The topology of low dimensional cohomogeneity one manifolds.
Corey A. Hoelscher*, Rutgers University
Shari Ultman, Oregon State University
(104653673)

8:30 a.m.
On the classification of lowdimensional fixed point homogeneous Riemannian manifolds with nonnegative sectional curvature.
Fernando GalazGarcia*, University of Maryland, College Park
(1046531098)

8:45 a.m.
The Higher Flows of Harmonic Maps.
Michael S Gagliardo*, Jacksonville University
(1046531315)

9:00 a.m.
A convexity theorem for the real part of a Borel invariant subvariety.
Timothy E Goldberg*, Cornell University
(1046531148)

9:15 a.m.
Isoperimetric balls in cones over tori.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(104653583)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
Folded Toric FourManifolds.
Christopher R Lee*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1046531802)

10:00 a.m.
Connections and Parallel Transport.
Florin Dumitrescu*, Pennsylvania State University
(1046531117)

10:15 a.m.
Connected components of strata of quadratic differentials over Teichmuller space.
Katharine Walker*, University of Michigan
(1046531827)

10:30 a.m.
Some CRsubmanifolds of low Chentype in complex space forms.
Ivko Dimitric*, Pennsylvania State University Fayette
(1046532028)

10:45 a.m.
ScrewMotion Invariant Minimal Surfaces.
Michelle E Hackman*, Indiana University
(104653217)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Quantum Theory and Fluid Mechanics
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Linear instability criteria for Euler's equation: two classes of perturbations.
Elizabeth Thoren*, The University of Texas at Austin
(104676322)

8:15 a.m.
A hybrid particlecontinuum (DSMCSPDE) algorithm for dense fluid flows.
Aleksandar Donev*, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Alejandro L Garcia, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, San Jose State Univ.
Berni J Alder, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(1046761402)

8:30 a.m.
Human tear film dynamics with an overset grid method.
Kara L. Maki*, University of Delaware
Richard J. Braun, University of Delaware
William D. Henshaw, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P. Ewen KingSmith, The Ohio State University
(1046761581)

8:45 a.m.
Dynamics of EdgeFlames in MicroChannels.
Joanna A Bieri*, Northwestern University
(1046761824)

9:00 a.m.
Unstable internal waves.
Roxana Tiron*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Roberto Camassa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ann Almgren, LBL Laboratories, Berkeley
Amber Sallerson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1046761964)

9:15 a.m.
Falling Spheres in Stratified Fluids.
Roberto Camassa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joyce T. Lin*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richard M. McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1046761597)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
Vacuum and Bound State Calculations in Point Form Quantum Field Theory.
Kevin C. Murphy*, The University of Iowa
(1046811724)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Differential Geometry on a Renormalization Bundle.
Susama Agarwala*, Johns Hopkins University
(104681270)

10:30 a.m.
Quantum Traces In Quantum Teichmüller Theory.
Christopher Scott Hiatt*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(104681556)

10:45 a.m.
Multiparty Quantum States with Nearly Maximal Stabilizer.
Stephanie A. Blanda*, Lebanon Valley College
(104681808)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, I
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
How a medieval troubadour became a mathematical figure.
Michael P. Saclolo*, St. Edward's University
(1046J11997)

8:20 a.m.
Mathematics of Salsa Dancing.
Christine von Renesse, Westfield State College
Volker Ecke*, Westfield State College
(1046J1431)

8:40 a.m.
Modeling Voiceleading in Music: The Special Role of the Bass Voice.
James R Hughes*, Elizabethtown College
Brandon Metz, Elizabethtown College
(1046J11754)

9:00 a.m.
Using Music to Demonstrate Group Theory.
Vicky Williams Klima*, Appalachian State University
(1046J1818)

9:20 a.m.
A Mathematics & Music Course for Liberal Arts Majors.
Kurt E Ludwick*, Salisbury University
(1046J11926)

9:40 a.m.
The MAA Curriculum Foundations Project: A report from the workshop on mathematics and the arts and implications for the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.
Susan L. Ganter*, Clemson University
Joanne Caniglia, Kent State University
William Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1046J1585)

10:00 a.m.
Which Edgar Allan Poe Story is His Most Quintessential? A Word Analysis Using Galois Lattices of Formal Concepts.
Roger Bilisoly*, Central Connecticut State University
(1046J1672)

10:20 a.m.
The Calculus of the Quinto Acuto and Gothic Architecture.
Mike Huber*, Muhlenberg College
(1046J1194)

10:40 a.m.
Art from the Margins: Questions raised by artistic patterns illustrating FLT.
Stephen H. Harnish*, Bluffton University
(1046J12018)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Timothy Redl, University of HoustonDowntown
Robert D. Poodiak, Norwich University
Michael J. Caulfield, Gannon University
Jennifer Wagner, Washburn University

8:00 a.m.
Lobb's Generalization of Catalan's Parenthesization Problem.
Thomas Koshy*, Framingham State College
(1046Z1620)

8:15 a.m.
Verifying Huppert's Conjecture for $^2G_2(q^2)$.
Thomas Philip Wakefield*, Slippery Rock University
(1046Z1466)

8:30 a.m.
An Interdisciplinary Project for Statistics and Physics.
Josh W. Helms*, United States Military Academy
Rodney Sturdivant, United States Military Academy
(1046Z11356)

8:45 a.m.
Evaluating Communication Skills in a Modern Algebra Course.
Jennifer D. Wagner*, Washburn University
(1046Z1228)

9:00 a.m.
Discontinuous open maps from $\mathbb{R}^n$ onto $\mathbb{R}^n$.
William Goldbloom Bloch*, Wheaton College
(1046Z11218)

9:15 a.m.
Apportioning Seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Michael J. Caulfield*, Gannon University
(1046Z1347)

9:30 a.m.
Development and Analysis of a New Course in Computational Mathematics with MATLAB at the University of HoustonDowntown.
Timothy A. Redl*, University of HoustonDowntown
(1046Z11083)

9:45 a.m.
The Power of Five.
Robert D. Poodiack*, Norwich University
(1046Z11834)

10:00 a.m.
Which is better: homework or quizzes?
Edwin P Herman*, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(1046Z11370)

10:15 a.m.
Loop Decompositions of Circulations in Strongly Connected Digraphs.
Michael J. Adams*, Truman State University
Jonathan D. Vollmer, Truman State University
(1046Z1776)

10:30 a.m.
Universal Cycles of Classes of Restricted Words.
Arielle M Leitner*, California State University, Chico
Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University
(1046Z1529)

10:45 a.m.
Discriminating graphs of third degree polynomial functions.
Lucio M.G. Prado*, BMCC  The City University of New York
Abdramane Serme, BMCC The City University of New York
(1046Z11449)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University
David Hammond, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Thomas Lominac, Virginia Military Institute

8:00 a.m.
Developing Modern Algebra and Perspectives on the Nature of Mathematics in Victorian England.
Richard H. Stout*, Gordon College
(1046Z11733)

8:15 a.m.
Testing the effects of predictors data generated by nonidentity link functions of the singeindex model: a Monte Carlo appraoch.
Rebecca S Patterson, University of Louisville
Larry Wayne Lewis*, Spalding University
(1046Z1924)

8:30 a.m.
Math Mistakes that Make the News.
Heather A Lewis*, Nazareth College
(1046Z11573)

8:45 a.m.
Foundations of Mathematics, Survivor!
Deborah A Koslover*, University of Texas at Tyler
(1046Z11775)

9:00 a.m.
Using Online Discussions in an Introductory/Intermediate Algebra Course.
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1046Z12051)

9:15 a.m.
Wavelets on Graphs via Spectral Graph Theory.
David K Hammond*, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Pierre Vanderghynst, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Remi Gribonval, IRISAINRIA Rennes
(1046Z11237)

9:30 a.m.
Incorporating Mathematics into a Study Abroad Experience.
Ellen Mir*, Elon University
(1046Z1335)

9:45 a.m.
The Modified Moore Method versus the Traditional One: A Case Study.
Mahmoud Yousef*, University of Central Missouri
Shing S So, University of Central Missouri
David Ewing, University of Central Missouri
(1046Z11279)

10:00 a.m.
A Research Project for a Beginning Mathematics Student.
Anthony D. Berard, Jr.*, King's College
(1046Z1601)

10:15 a.m.
Elementary Central Limit Theorems Via Mathematical Induction.
Mark H. Inlow*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046Z11165)

10:30 a.m.
BiteSized Exams: A Tale of Two PreCalcs.
Rachel Schwell*, Central Connecticut State University
(1046Z11722)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical Modeling of Natural Resources, I
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu

8:00 a.m.
A MultiSpecies Model for Bacterial Biofilms used in Waste Water Treatment.
David L Chopp*, Northwestern University
(104692509)

8:30 a.m.
Metapopulation models in tickborne disease transmission modeling.
Holly D. Gaff*, Old Dominion University
Elsa Schaefer, Marymount University
(104692357)

9:00 a.m.
The persistence of ranavirus in salamanders with ephemeral larval habitats.
Horst R. Thieme*, Arizona State University
Thanate Dhirasakdanon, Arizona State University
(104692505)

9:30 a.m.
Deterministic and stochastic juvenileadult models with application to amphibians.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Keng Deng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Qihua Huang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(104692554)

10:00 a.m.
Modeling "stay/flee" conflict situations in animal behavior: Poisson regression and differential equations.
Shandelle M. Henson*, Andrews University
James L. Hayward, Biology Department, Andrews University
(104692502)

10:30 a.m.
Evolutionary reversals in competitive interactions: experimental occurrences and model explanations using Darwinian dynamics.
J. M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
Rosalyn Rael, University of Arizona
Thomas L Vincent, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona
R. F. Costantino, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
(104692510)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall A, Lower Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic and Analytic Geometry
Wilson Room A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:15 a.m.
Algebraic Density Property of Homogeneous Spaces.
Fabrizio Donzelli*, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Shulim Kaliman, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
(1046141121)

8:30 a.m.
On 3dimensional tiling.
Injun Song*, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Eu Kyum Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Hum Kum, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
(1046141617)

8:45 a.m.
Structure of RiemannRoch $G$modules for $y^m=x^px$ over $GF(p)$.
Darren Glass, Gettysburg College
W. David Joyner*, US Naval Academy
Amy Ksir, US Naval Academy
(1046141756)

9:00 a.m.
Group Operation on the Jacobian of Singular Hyperelliptic Curves.
Enver Ozdemir*, University Of Maryland, College Park
(1046141494)

9:15 a.m.
Prym varieties of trigonal curves.
Yuri Zarhin*, Pennsylvania State University
(1046141522)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
A Linear Algebraic Proof of Demailly and Skoda's Theorem.
Yisha Peng*, Zhejiang University
(1046141179)

10:00 a.m.
Theta functions for small genus curves with automorphisms.
G Sujeeva Wijesiri*, Oakland University
(104614991)

10:15 a.m.
Degree even coverings of elliptic curves by genus 2 curves.
Nejme Gjika*, University of Vlora, Albania
Miftar Ramosaco, University of Vlora, Albania.
(104614695)

10:30 a.m.
Determining equations of families of cyclic curves.
Rakinawasan Sanjeewa*, Oakland University
(104614857)

10:45 a.m.
Computing Fundamental Units in Bicyclic Biquadratic Global Fields.
Qingquan Wu*, University of Calgary
(1046111030)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on History
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:15 a.m.
How history of mathematics can help education of mathematics.
Saeed Seyed Agha*, I.H.University
(10460127)

8:30 a.m.
AlRisala alMuhitiyya II ("The Treatise on the Circumference").
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(104601649)

8:45 a.m.
Mathematician or Physician?
Mohammad Moazzam*, Salisbury University
(1046011270)

9:00 a.m.
Ioannis Carandinos and the Ionian Academy.
Christine Phili*, National Technical University Athens
(1046011566)

9:15 a.m.
Determining the determinant: the early years.
Daniel E. Otero*, Xavier University
(1046011693)

9:30 a.m.
Connections between the Genesis of Mathematics and Writing in Ancient Mesopotamia in 3100 B.C. and the Neuroscience of Learning Mathematics Today.
Alexander G. Atwood*, SUNY Suffolk County Community College
(1046012003)

9:45 a.m.
Boole and Hamilton: An Unanswered Question.
Charlotte K Simmons*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1046011574)

10:00 a.m.
A History of College Algebra in the United States During the Nineteenth Century.
Jeff A Suzuki*, Brooklyn College
(104601753)

10:15 a.m.
Webster's "Arithmetick in Epitome" and other Eighteenth Century English Arithmetic Books.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1046011750)

10:30 a.m.
Landmarks and Trails in the Development of Differential Calculus in Normed and Function Spaces.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida
(1046011918)

10:45 a.m.
A new look at the convergence of a famous sequence.
Mihaela Dobrescu*, Christopher Newport University
(1046401825)

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, I
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ronald R. Coifman, Yale University
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
Stephen Smale, Toyota Institute

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Actions on Homogeneous Spaces and Applications, I
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dmitry Y. Kleinbock, Brandeis University kleinboc@brandeis.edu
Gregory A. Margulis, Yale University
Hee Oh, Brown University

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part A
Planning and teaching mathematics capstone courses for preservice secondary school teachers.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Edward F. Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University
Richard Hill, Michigan State University
Bruce E. Sagan, Michigan State University
Sharon Senk, Michigan State University
Natasha M. Speer, Michigan State University
Rebecca Walker, Grand Valley State University
Moderators:
Kirk Weller, Ferris State University

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part A
Discrete models in biology and simulations.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University
Huseyin Kocak, University of Miami
David Ribble, Trinity University

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part A
Teaching with clickers and classroom voting.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark Parker, Carroll College
Holly Zullo, Carroll College

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Analysis
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

9:00 a.m.
A generalization of the mean value theorem for integrals.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(104626654)

9:15 a.m.
Error terms for Steffensen's, Young's, and Chebychev's Inequalities.
Peter R Mercer*, Buffalo State College
(1046261265)

9:30 a.m.
Iterations of Darboux Functions.
Kandasamy Muthuvel*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(1046261499)

9:45 a.m.
A generalization of an unpublished theorem of Wiener.
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
Sergey Tikhonov, Scuola Normale Superiore
James Tung, DePaul University
(1046422118)

10:00 a.m.
RadonNikodym Theorem for Hypermeasures.
Mark Burgin, University of California, Los Angeles
Dongxin (Tony) Chen*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alan Krinik, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1046281563)

10:15 a.m.
Large Time Heat Kernel Asymptotics for Riemannian Polytopal Complexes and Finitely Generated Groups of Isometries.
Melanie Anne Pivarski*, Texas A&M University
(1046581804)

10:30 a.m.
Idempotent probability measures on a locally compact semihypergroups.
Norbert N Youmbi*, Saint Francis University
(104643879)

10:45 a.m.
Extensions to the theory of local regularization for solving linear Volterra inverse problems.
Cara D. Brooks*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Patricia K. Lamm, Michigan State University
(1046451484)

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Topological Groups
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

9:00 a.m.
Pro$p$ groups of rank 3 and the question of Iwasawa.
Ilir Snopce*, Binghamton University
(1046221303)

9:15 a.m.
Caratheodory Approch in Haar Measure.
Amir A. Maleki*, Howard University
(1046221343)

9:30 a.m.
On Maximal Ideals of Compact Connected Mobs.
Phoebe Ho McLaughlin*, University of Central Missouri
Shing S. So, University of Central Missouri
Haohao Wang, Southeast Missouri State University
(1046221766)

9:45 a.m.
Infinite Towers of Cocompact Lattices in KacMoody Groups.
Lisa Carbone, Rutgers University
Leigh Cobbs*, Rutgers University
(1046221130)

10:00 a.m.
Decompositions of Various Compact Symmetric Spaces.
Robyn Brooks, Trinity University
Derek Habermas, State University of New York at Potsdam
Karol Koziol*, New York University
Kirsten Trickey, Clarkson University
(1046221525)

10:15 a.m.
Equivariant degenerations of spherical modules for groups of type $\mathsf{A}$.
Stavros Papadakis, CAMGSD, Insituto Superior Tecnico
Bart Van Steirteghem*, Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
(1046221865)

10:30 a.m.
Topologies that are defined by forcing sequences of real numbers to converge to zero.
Jon W. Short*, Sam Houston State University
T. Christine Stevens, Saint Louis University
(1046221994)

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Finding your $n^{th}$ job (for $n$ greater than or equal to 2).
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joshua D. Laison, Willamette University
Aaron Luttman, Clarkson University
Raluca M. Gera, Naval Post Graduate School

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Henry Warchall, NSF/DMS
Karen A. Marrongelle, NSF/DRL
Daniel P. Maki, NSF/DUE
Ginger H. Rowell, NSF/DUE
Elizabeth J. Teles, NSF/DUE
Lee L. Zia, NSF/DUE

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center
Atrium, Lower Level, outside Hall C, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
ICME11 in retrospect.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Department Liaisons Meeting
Marshall Ballrooms South/West, Mezz. Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Advances in Advancing Interfaces: Building Semiconductors, Inkjet Plotters, Medical Scanners, and Robotic Devices.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
James Sethian*, University of California, Berkeley
(10463509)

Monday January 5, 2009, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Stability, Consistency, and Convergence: Modern Variations on a Classical Theme.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Douglas N. Arnold*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(10466514)

Monday January 5, 2009, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Come to the Grand Opening at 12:15!
Hall C, Lower Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Homogeneous dynamics and number theory I.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Gregory Margulis*, Yale University
(10463702)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Perfect graphsStructure and recognition.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Maria Chudnovsky*, Columbia University
(1046A011)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:15 p.m.
Spectrally Accurate Initial Data for Numerical Relativity.
Nicholas Battista*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology
(104635944)

2:45 p.m.
A Network Theoretic Approach to Hyperspectral Image Classification.
Ryan Lewis*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1046911115)

3:15 p.m.
Matrix Number Theory: Factorization in Integral Matrix Semigroups.
David Hannasch*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rene Ardila, City College of New York
Audra Kosh, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hanah McCarthy, Lawrence University
Ryan Rosenbaum, San Diego State University
Donald Adams, San Diego State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
(104611349)

3:45 p.m.
Class Number Indivisibility in Function Fields.
Michael Daub, Berkeley
Jackie Lang*, Bryn Mawr
Mona Merling, Bard College
Natee Pitiwan, Williams College
Allison Pacelli, Williams College
Michael Rosen, Brown University
(1046111092)

4:15 p.m.
The Soap Bubble Problem on the Sphere.
Edward Souder Newkirk*, Williams College
(104651826)

4:45 p.m.
The hitting time for a sequence pattern in a Markov chain.
Shiliang Cui*, Lafayette College
Evan Fisher, Lafayette College
(104660517)

5:15 p.m.
Classifying the simplices of the 4dimensional cube.
Natalie Durgin*, Harvey Mudd College
Helen Highberger, Harvey Mudd College
Jacob Scott, Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(104652157)

5:45 p.m.
The Strong Symmetric Genus of Small Generalized Symmetric Groups.
Michael A. Ginter, Grove City College
Susannah E. Johnson, Grove City College
James E. McNamara*, Grove City College
(10462036)

6:10 p.m.
Discussion.

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Logic and Dynamical Systems, I
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Stephen G. Simpson, Pennsylvania State University simpson@math.psu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Symbolic dynamics and degrees of unsolvability.
Stephen G. Simpson*, Pennsylvania State University
(104603292)

2:35 p.m.
Complex dynamics and Turing degrees.
C. T. Chong*, National University of Singapore
(1046031162)

2:55 p.m.
Using orbit equivalence as a model for ergodic systems.
Daniel J. Rudolph*, Colorado State University
(104637705)

3:15 p.m.
Decidability of countable closed subshifts.
Douglas Cenzer*, University of Florida
S. Ali Dashti, University of Florida
(104603710)

3:35 p.m.
Generic isometries and measure preserving homeomorphisms are conjugate to their powers.
Christian Rosendal*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104603716)

3:55 p.m.
The classification problem for separable von Neumann factors.
Asger Tornquist*, University of Toronto
(104603724)

4:15 p.m.
Computable dynamics of real functions.
S. Ali Dashti*, University of Florida
Douglas Cenzer, University of Florida
(104603786)

4:35 p.m.
Bernoulli Actions of Property ($\tau$) Groups.
Scott Schneider*, Rutgers University
(104603976)

4:55 p.m.
Matrix models for discrete and topological groups.
Vladimir G. Pestov*, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(1046031104)

5:15 p.m.
Computability in Ergodic Theory.
Jeremy Avigad*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1046031123)

5:35 p.m.
Proof mining in topological dynamics.
Philipp Gerhardy*, Universitetet i Oslo
(1046031219)

5:55 p.m.
The isomorphism problem for subshifts.
John D. Clemens*, Penn State University
(1046031523)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry, I
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu

2:15 p.m.
General affine surface areas.
Monika Ludwig*, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
(1046521252)

2:45 p.m.
Finite Sets as Complements of Finite Unions of Convex Sets.
Jim Lawrence, George Mason University
Walter Morris*, George Mason University
(104652643)

3:15 p.m.
Generalized Averages of Section and Projection Functions.
Paul R. Goodey, University of Oklahoma
Wolfgang Weil*, University of Karlsruhe
(104652586)

3:45 p.m.
On Orthogonal Chords in Minkowski Spaces.
Javier Alonso, University of Extremadura, Spain
Horst Martini, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany
Zokhrab Mustafaev*, University of HoustonClear Lake, USA
(104652192)

4:15 p.m.
Special convex sets in normed linear spaces.
Horst Martini*, University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
(104652151)

4:45 p.m.
Outer linear measure of connected sets via Steiner trees.
Konrad J Swanepoel*, Chemnitz University of Technology
(104628119)

5:15 p.m.
Convex polytopes with abelian vertextransitive symmetry.
Jim Lawrence*, George Mason University
(1046521257)

5:45 p.m.
Class Preserving Dissections of Convex Polygons.
Dan Ismailescu*, Hofstra University
(1046521692)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Coding Theory, II
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University gmatthe@clemson.edu
Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska

2:15 p.m.
On decoding multipoint algebraic geometry codes.
Nathan Drake*, Clemson University
(1046141768)

2:40 p.m.
Efficient List Decoding of Explicit Codes with Optimal Redundancy.
Atri Rudra*, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
(104668464)

3:05 p.m.
Trellis Pseudocodewords.
Deanna Dreher*, University of Nebraska
(1046941612)

3:30 p.m.
LDPC codes and Ramanujan graphs.
Chenying Wang*, Penn. State Univ.
(1046151807)

3:55 p.m.
On rightregular graphs for cascaded LDPC codes.
Abigail G. Mitchell*, University of Zürich
(1046942012)

4:20 p.m.
Golay, Heisenberg and Weyl.
Robert Calderbank*, Princeton University
(104694465)

5:15 p.m.
On the Growth Rate of the Weight Distribution of Irregular DoublyGeneralized LDPC Codes.
Mark F. Flanagan*, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Enrico Paolini, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Chiani, DEIS, University of Bologna, Italy
Marc P.C. Fossorier, ETIS ENSEA / UCP / CNRS UMR8051, Cergy Pontoise, France
(104694841)

5:40 p.m.
Enumerating Pseudocodewords in Fundamental Cones.
Min Lu*, University Park, PA
(1046941490)

6:05 p.m.
Extrinsic Tree Decoding of LDPC Codes.
Eric Thomas Psota*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1046941540)

6:30 p.m.
Polytope Representations for LinearProgramming Decoding of Nonbinary Linear Codes.
Mark F. Flanagan, Universitat Zurich
Vitaly Skachek*, Claude Shannon Institute, University College Dublin
Eimear Byrne, University College Dublin
Marcus Greferath, University College Dublin
(104694685)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
GuiQiang G. Chen, Northwestern University
Cleopatra C. Christoforou, University of Houston cleopatra@math.uh.edu

2:15 p.m.
SelfSimilar Multidimensional Conservation Laws: An Excursion into Linear Equations.
Nedyu I Popivanov, Sofia University
Barbara Lee Keyfitz*, Fields Institute and the Ohio State University
(104635424)

2:45 p.m.
Transonic flows past wedges governed by full Euler equations.
G.Q. Chen, Northwestern Univeristy
J. Chen*, University of Houston
M. Feldman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(104635555)

3:15 p.m.
Mixed type problems and semihyperbolic waves in twodimensional compressible Euler systems.
Yuxi Zheng*, Penn State
(104635516)

3:45 p.m.
Transonic shocks of multidimensional compressible flow through divergent nozzles with arbitrary crosssections.
Myoungjean Bae*, University of WisconsinMadison
Mikhail Feldman, University of WisconsinMadison
(104635411)

4:15 p.m.
Optimal Transport for the System of Isentropic Euler Equations.
Michael Westdickenberg*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104635641)

4:45 p.m.
On the structure of solutions of multidimensional systems of conservation laws.
Monica Torres*, Purdue University
(104635669)

5:15 p.m.
Largedata solution of the Cauchy problem for a model system for singular shocks.
Michael Sever*, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(104635174)

5:45 p.m.
Shock reflection, free boundary problems, and degenerate elliptic equations.
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University
Mikhail Feldman*, University of WisconsinMadison
(104635663)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Modeling in Medicine
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David Chan, Virginia Commonwealth University dmchan@vcu.edu
John W. Cain, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca A. Segal, Virginia Commonwealth University

2:15 p.m.
Oscillations of Calcium, Metabolism, and Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic Betacells.
Arthur S Sherman*, National Institutes of Health
(104634863)

2:45 p.m.
Statistical Geometry of Pancreatic Islets.
Harold M Hastings*, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hofstra University
Bruce S Schneider, Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies
(1046921728)

3:15 p.m.
Tubuloglomerular Feedback Signal Transduction in a Compliant Thick Ascending Limb.
Anita T. Layton*, Duke University
(104692438)

3:45 p.m.
A Methodology For Performing Global Uncertainty And Sensitivity Analysis In Systems Biology.
Simeone Marino*, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology
Ian B Hogue, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology
Christian J Ray, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology
Denise E Kirschner, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology
(1046341639)

4:15 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling in Nasal Drug Delivery and Surgery.
J. S. Kimbell*, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
J. D. Schroeter, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
G. J. M. Garcia, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
(1046921940)

4:45 p.m.
Mathematical modeling of bloodflow interaction with deformable arterial wall with applications in medicine.
Javed I. Siddique*, George Mason University
Daniel M. Anderson, George Mason University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
(10466576)

5:15 p.m.
Optimal Control Model for Cancer Chemotherapy Subject to Drug Resistance.
Daniel L Kern*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(1046921815)

5:45 p.m.
Optimal intervention strategies for a cholera outbreak.
Rachael L Miller*, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Elsa Schaefer, Marymount University
(104634409)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic, LargeScale, and Hybrid Systems with Applications, II
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott
Organizers:
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
G. S. Ladde, University of South Florida
K. Ramachandran, University of South Florida

2:15 p.m.
Perturbation of a Gradient Temperature Field due to the Presence of Two Spheres.
Abhinandan Chowdhury*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1046351305)

2:45 p.m.
Nonlinear Stochastic Modeling and Statistic Analysis.
Ling Wu*, University of South Florida
Gangaram S. Ladde, University of South Florida
(1046601254)

3:15 p.m.
Behrens Fisher's Distribution for selecting Genes and its Application in Cancer Classification.
Nabin K. Shrestha*, University of South Florida
K. M. Ramachandran, University of South Florida
(1046621572)

3:45 p.m.
Hybrid Dynamic Inequalities Under Random Perturbations and Applications.
Gangaram S. Ladde*, University of South Florida
(1046931307)

4:15 p.m.
Generalized Quasilinearization for Differential Equations with Causal Operators.
Farzana A. McRae*, The Catholic University of America
J. Vasundhara Devi, GVP Institute for Advanced Studies, Visakhapatnam, India
Zahia Drici, Illinois Wesleyan University
(1046341853)

4:45 p.m.
Fixedpoint Theorems for Differential Equations with Causal Operators.
Zahia Drici*, Illinois Wesleyan University
Farzana A. Mcrae, The Catholic University of America
Vasundhara J. Devi, G.V.P. Institute for Advanced Studies, Visakhapatnam, India
(1046341700)

5:15 p.m.
A multitimescale analysis of biochemical reaction networks.
Chang Hyeong Lee*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1046921968)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Experimental Mathematics, II
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Luis A. Medina, Tulane University
Victor H. Moll, Tulane University vhm@math.tulane.edu

2:15 p.m.
On the greatest common divisor of $a^n1$ and $b^n1$.
Joseph H. Silverman*, Brown University
(104611361)

2:45 p.m.
Algorithmic Proofs for Special Function Identities.
Flavia Stan*, RISC, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
(1046331638)

3:15 p.m.
Isodiametric problems for equilateral polygons.
Michael J. Mossinghoff*, University of South Carolina and Davidson College
(1046521511)

3:45 p.m.
Break

4:15 p.m.
New formulas for Euler logtrigonometric integrals.
Olivier Oloa*, University of Versailles
(1046331183)

4:45 p.m.
Asymptotics and Zeros for Polynomials from Combinatorics.
Robert P. Boyer*, Drexel University
William M. Y. Goh, University of Science and Technology of China
(104605276)

5:15 p.m.
Asymptotics of Bernoulli, Euler, and Strodt Polynomials.
Timothy B Flowers*, Clemson University
Neil J Calkin, Clemson University
(104633404)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Structures in Knot Theory
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College knots@esotericka.org
Alissa S. Crans, Loyola Marymount University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonsmooth Analysis in Inverse and Variational Problems, I
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida znashed@mail.ucf.edu
Otmar Scherzer, University of Innsbruck

2:15 p.m.
Missing Data Recovery by Tightframe Algorithms with Flexible Wavelet Shrinkage.
Raymond H Chan*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(104665959)

2:45 p.m.
Finite volume scheme for the nonlinear tensor anisotropic diffusion.
Olga Drblikova, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Angela Handlovicova*, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Karol Mikula, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
(104665987)

3:15 p.m.
On singularity reconstruction in thermoacoustic tomography.
Yulia Hristova, Texas A&M University
Peter Kuchment*, Texas A&M University
Linh Viet Nguyen, Texas A&M University
(104635926)

3:45 p.m.
Convergence rates in regularization when the solutions are nonsmooth with respect to forward operators.
Bernd Hofmann*, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz/Germany
(104647154)

4:15 p.m.
MinimumVariance PseudoUnbiased ReducedRank Estimator and Its Applications.
Isao Yamada*, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tomasz Piotrowski, Tokyo Institute of Technology
(1046411541)

4:45 p.m.
On weakly bounded noise in illposed, nonquadratic minimization problems.
P. P. B. Eggermont*, Food and Resource Economics, Univeristy of Delaware
M. Z. Nashed, University of Central Florida
(104647985)

5:15 p.m.
Regularization of Quasi Variationaal Inequalities.
Akhtar A. Khan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Baasansuren Jadamba, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1046491066)

5:45 p.m.
The derivation of a heterogeneous plate theory from nonlinear elasticity.
Cristina Popovici*, North Dakota State University
(10464998)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations, II
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Michael Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

2:15 p.m.
Global behavior of solutions to $x_{n+1} = \frac{\alpha + \betax_n+\gammax_{n1}}{A + Bx_n+Cx_{n1}}$ with nonnegative parameters when prime periodtwo solutions exist.
Sukanya Basu*, University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
(104639219)

2:45 p.m.
Positive solutions for systems of threepoint nonlinear discrete boundary value problems.
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
Sotiris K. Ntouyas, University of Ioannina
Ioannis K. Purnaras, University of Ioannina
(10463930)

3:15 p.m.
Adiabatic invariants for 2D Linear Dynamic Systems on Time Scales.
Gro Hovhannisyan*, Kent State University
(104634291)

3:45 p.m.
A Bimodal System.
Candace Marie Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hassan Sedaghat, Virginia Commonwealth University
(104639605)

4:15 p.m.
Trends and oscillations in the dynamics of linear vs. nonlinear difference equation models describing populations.
Tamara E AwerbuchFriedlander*, Harvard School of Public Health
(1046921551)

4:45 p.m.
Modeling HIV outbreaks: The Male to Female Prevalence Ratio in the Core Population.
James A Yorke*, Univ. of Maryland
(104634933)

5:15 p.m.
Dynamic Classification of Escape Time Sierpinski Curve Julia Sets.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(104637324)

5:45 p.m.
The Complex Dynamics of Singularly Perturbed Rational Maps.
Elizabeth D Russell*, Boston University
(104637631)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, II
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ronald R. Coifman, Yale University
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
Stephen Smale, Toyota Institute

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Actions on Homogeneous Spaces and Applications, II
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dmitry Y. Kleinbock, Brandeis University kleinboc@brandeis.edu
Gregory A. Margulis, Yale University
Hee Oh, Brown University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Tracking Moving Interfaces in Complex Phenomena, I
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
James A. Sethian, University of California Berkeley sethian@math.berkeley.edu

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part A
SNAP Math Fairs in elementary education.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Andrew C.F. Liu, University of Alberta
Tanya Thompson, ThinkFun, Inc.

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part A
Using GeoGebra to create activities and applets for visualization and exploration.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Michael K. May, Saint Louis University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part A
A Game Theory path to quantitative literacy.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
David L. Housman, Goshen College
Richard A. Gillman, Valparaiso University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, I
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
The Biplanar Crossing Number of $C_k \times C_l \times C_{2m} \times P_n$.
Joshua K. Lambert*, North Dakota State University
(10460581)

2:30 p.m.
Fully Orientability of Graphs with at Most One Dependent Arc.
HsinHao Lai, Academia Sinica
KoWei Lih*, Academia Sinica
LiDa Tong, National Sun Yatsen University
(104605223)

2:45 p.m.
Tiling Bijections via Finite Automata.
Katherine P. Benedetto, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Nicholas A. Loehr*, Virginia Tech
(104605376)

3:00 p.m.
The $r$reduced cutting numbers of cycles, sequences of cycles and graphs.
Brad Bailey*, North Georgia College & State University
Dianna Spence, North Georgia College & State University
John Holliday, North Georgia College & State University
(104605446)

3:15 p.m.
Progress on the Skew Hadamard Difference Set existence problem.
Carlos Harold SalazarLazaro*, Caltech
(104605495)

3:30 p.m.
Some combinatorial problems over finite Euclidean and nonEuclidean graphs.
Anh Vinh Le*, Harvard University
(104605532)

3:45 p.m.
Random Difference Graphs and Their Properties.
Elizabeth Perez Reilly*, The Johns Hopkins University
Edward R. Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University
(104605721)

4:00 p.m.
Forcing faces in plane bipartite graphs.
Zhongyuan Che*, Penn State University, Beaver Campus
Zhibo Chen, Penn State University, McKeesport Campus
(1046051048)

4:15 p.m.
Pattern avoidance in binary trees.
Eric S. Rowland*, Rutgers University
(104605546)

4:30 p.m.
Other Critical Exponents in Coordinate Percolation.
Elizabeth Moseman*, US Military Academy, West Point
(104605588)

4:45 p.m.
On sums of permutations and sequences with distinct terms.
D. Jacob Wildstrom*, University of Louisville
(104605593)

5:00 p.m.
Graph Model for Pattern Recognition in Text.
Qin Wu*, West Virginia University
CunQuan Zhang, West Virginia University
Eddie Fuller, West Virginia University
(104605734)

5:15 p.m.
Minimum cycle bases of direct products of complete graphs.
Zachary Bradshaw*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(104605737)

5:30 p.m.
A forest formula for the antipode in incidence Hopf algebras.
Hillary Einziger*, The George Washington University
(104605746)

5:45 p.m.
The Clique Number of $\Gamma(\mathbb{Z}_{p^{n}}(\alpha))$.
Omar A. AbuGhneim*, Jordan University
Emad E. AbdAlJawad, AlZaytoonah Private University
Hasan AlEzeh, Jordan University
(104605763)

6:00 p.m.
Paley partial difference sets in groups with order not a prime power.
John Bowen Polhill*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(104605794)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis and Operator Algebras
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
Generalizations of Triangular Algebras.
Mohan Ravichandran*, University of New Hampshire
(1046471917)

2:30 p.m.
The Projective Unitary Group is Algebraically Determined Polish group.
Alexandru Gabriel Atim*, University of South Carolina Lancaster
Robert R Kallman, University of North Texas
(1046461678)

2:45 p.m.
Proper Actions of Groupoids on $C^*$algebras.
Jonathan Henry Brown*, Dartmouth College
(104647244)

3:00 p.m.
QuasiMultipliers and Algebrizations of Operator Spaces.
Masayoshi Kaneda*, The University of Mississippi
(1046462044)

3:15 p.m.
On projective rigidity of Banach spaces.
Matthew Neal, Denison University
Bernard Russo*, University of California Irvine
(1046461930)

3:30 p.m.
NonCommutative majorant ergodic theorem for subsequences.
Genady Ya Grabarnik*, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Larisa Shwartz, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
(1046461611)

3:45 p.m.
Constructive Representation of the Feynman Operator Calculus in Banach Spaces.
Woodford W. Zachary*, Howard University
Tepper L. Gill, Howard University
(104646437)

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:15 p.m.
Shifts on product spaces E X F.
Minakshisundaram Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University
(104646307)

4:30 p.m.
Smooth and extreme points in Marcinkiewicz function spaces.
Anna Kamińska, University of Memphis
Anca M. Parrish*, University of Memphis
(104646835)

4:45 p.m.
The Corona Theorem for Infinitely Many Functions on the Multiplier Algebra of the Weighted Dirichlet Spaces.
Berhanu T. Kidane*, The University of Alabama
Tavan T. Trent, The University of Alabama
(104646149)

5:00 p.m.
Geometric Properties inherited by Ordered Tensor Products.
Michelle R Craddock*, University of Mississippi
(1046461364)

5:15 p.m.
On the sum of superoptimal singular values.
Alberto A. Condori*, Michigan State University
(1046461140)

5:30 p.m.
Partial unconditionality on a regular array in a Banach space.
Frank Sanacory*, SUNY  College at Old Westbury
(1046461988)

5:45 p.m.
Normlinear Operators Between Uniform Algebras.
Rebekah B Yates*, University of Montana
(104646294)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Associative and NonAssociative Rings and Algebras
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
A Domain Test for Lie Color Algebras.
Kenneth L. Price*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(104616943)

2:30 p.m.
Nonsplit module extensions over a nonnoetherian ring.
Linhong Wang*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(1046161084)

2:45 p.m.
SquareFree Rings and their Automorphism Group.
Martin W Montgomery*, Piedmont College
(1046161091)

3:00 p.m.
An isomorphism between the fusion algebras of $V_L^+$ and type $D^{(1)}$ level $2$.
Michael Cuntz, Universität Kaiserslautern
Christopher Goff*, University of the Pacific
(1046161202)

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
The Yoneda algebra of a monomial $\mathcal{K}_2$ algebra.
Christopher Phan*, University of Oregon
Thomas Cassidy, Bucknell University
Brad Shelton, University of Oregon
(1046161855)

4:00 p.m.
Representation theory of finite $W$algebras and twisted Yangians.
Jonathan Scott Brown*, University of Oregon
(1046161877)

4:15 p.m.
Strongly clean matrix rings.
Thomas J. Dorsey*, Center for Communications Research  La Jolla
Alexander J. Diesl, Bowling Green State University
(1046162001)

4:30 p.m.
Seven dimensional Lie algebras with a fourdimensional nilradical.
Firas Y Hindeleh*, Grand Valley State University
Gerard Thompson, The University of Toledo
(104622334)

4:45 p.m.
Noncommutative linear algebra and primitive ideals.
Victor Protsak*, Cornell University
(10461770)

5:00 p.m.
Simple and Nearly Simple Deep Matrix Algebras.
Chris Kennedy*, Christopher Newport University
(104617871)

5:15 p.m.
4Dimensional NonAssociative Division Algebras.
John Massman*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046171334)

5:30 p.m.
Intersection Matrix Algebras.
Sandeep Bhargava*, University of Windsor
(1046171546)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, I
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
padic properties of Stirling numbers.
Ana Berrizbeitia*, University of Texas at Austin
Alexander Moll, Columbia University
Laine Noble, Tulane University
(10461160)

2:30 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.
Rational Points and Hypergeometric Functions.
Adriana Julia Salerno*, University of Texas at Austin
(104611311)

3:00 p.m.
Mahler's order functions and $p$adic algebraic approximation.
Brian C. Dietel*, Oregon State University
(104611453)

3:15 p.m.
On the Iteration of a Function Related to Euler's $\phi$Function.
Joshua Harrington*, Shippensburg University
Lenny Jones, Shippensburg University
(104611573)

3:30 p.m.
Polynomials Built Using Lucas Sequence Pairs.
Donald Mills*, Wittenberg University
(104611579)

3:45 p.m.
Explicit constructions of infinite families of MSTD sets.
Daniel C Scheinerman*, Brown University
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(104611761)

4:00 p.m.
Hilbert 90 for Finite Abelian Extensions.
Andrew Schultz*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(104612623)

4:15 p.m.
Convergence of Singular Series for a Pair of Quadratic Forms.
Thomas J. Wright*, Johns Hopkins University
(104611725)

4:30 p.m.
On uniform bounds for rational points on rational curves and thin sets.
Patrick X Rault*, SUNY Geneseo
(104611624)

4:45 p.m.
Orthogonal polynomials and ranks of abelian varieties.
John Cullinan*, Bard College
Farshid Hajir, University of Massachusetts
(104611707)

5:00 p.m.
On the cyclotomic Littlewood polynomials.
Yi Sun*, Harvard University
(104611762)

5:15 p.m.
On Integers $n$ that Divide $\phi(n)+\sigma(n)$.
Kelley Harris*, Harvard University
(104611811)

5:30 p.m.
Happy Numbers and Semihappy Numbers.
Helen G. Grundman*, Bryn Mawr College
(104611980)

5:45 p.m.
Stable Reduction of $X_0(625)$, with Implications.
Ken McMurdy*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(104611974)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: Models that Work
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Patricia L. Hale, California State Polytechnic University Pomona phale@csupomona.edu
Abbe Herzig, University at Albany

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand, Goucher College

2:15 p.m.
Teaching the Group Theory of Permutation Ciphers.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046D11479)

2:35 p.m.
Finding Irreducible Polynomials Using Miller Rabin Type Tests.
Jeffrey A Ehme*, Spelman College
(1046D11613)

2:55 p.m.
The Vigenere Cipher: A historical cipher with a modern day application.
Tamara B Veenstra*, University of Redlands
(1046D11127)

3:15 p.m.
The ElGamal Cryptosystem on the TI83.
Blake Rice, N/A
Neil Sigmon, Radford University
Bill Yankosky*, North Carolina Wesleyan College
(1046D141)

3:35 p.m.
Quantum Computing for Undergraduates.
Thomas R. Hagedorn*, The College of New Jersey
(1046D11645)

3:55 p.m.
The Venona Project.
Maryam Vulis*, Fordham University
(1046D12016)

4:15 p.m.
An Introduction to Algebraic Cryptanalysis.
Amber M Rogers*, Northern Kentucky University
(1046D1717)

4:35 p.m.
Arithmetic in the field $F_{2^8}$ as used in the Advanced Encryption Standard.
Eric West*, Benedictine College
(1046D12060)

4:55 p.m.
An Interactive Demonstration of the Navajo Code of World War II.
Neil P Sigmon*, Radford University
Jonathan D Dixon, Radford University
(1046D11363)

5:15 p.m.
Cryptology as FirstYear Seminar: Challenges and Rewards.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(1046D1170)

5:35 p.m.
Explorations of elliptic curves in undergraduate cryptography with minimal student background through the use of Maple worksheets.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
(1046D1230)

5:55 p.m.
Investigations with Privatekey Ciphers.
Annela R Kelly*, Roger Williams University
(1046D11859)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Environmental Mathematics
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Karen Bolinger, Clarion University kbolinger@clarion.edu
Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State University

2:20 p.m.
A Curriculum Module for Modeling Bioaccumulation, Biomagnification, and Elimination of Toxins.
Frederick A. Adkins*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1046G11881)

2:40 p.m.
Starting in your own Backyard: Looking at Local Enviromental Risks in a Mathematical Modeling Class.
Jennifer A Gorman*, Gannon University
(1046G11537)

3:00 p.m.
Teaching Applied Calculus through Environmental Modeling.
Rachel M Dunwell*, Rhodes College
Christopher W Seaton, Rhodes College
(1046G11423)

3:20 p.m.
Quantitative and Citizen Literacy through Key Environmental Issues of our time.
Harel Barzilai*, Salisbury University
(1046G1958)

3:40 p.m.
Weatherquakes, Earthquakes, Mathematics and Climate Change.
Martin E. Walter*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1046G1432)

4:00 p.m.
Modelphobia  How does it arise; what can we do about it?
Ben Fusaro*, Florida State University
(1046G12058)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Gerald Kobylski, U.S. Military Academy gerald.kobylski@usma.edu
Josh Helms, U.S. Military Academy
William Fox, Naval Post Graduate School

2:15 p.m.
Using Interactive Pedagogies to teach Operations Research.
Ronald M. Brzenk*, Hartwick College, Oneonta NY 13820
(1046P1401)

2:45 p.m.
Mathematical Methods of Operations Research.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1046P163)

3:20 p.m.
Recursive formulae for Steady State Distribution of a Certain Class of Markov Process.
Mark Evans, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Lilinoe Harbottle, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ken Shun, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1046P11562)

3:55 p.m.
Data Envelopment Analysis in Operations Research.
William C. Bauldry*, Appalachian State University
(1046P121)

4:25 p.m.
The "Artist Guild" Strike: An Example of Game Theory.
William P Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
(1046P11225)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Session on Performing Mathematics
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Timothy P. Chartier, Davidson College tichartier@davidson.edu
Karl Schaffer, De Anza College

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Productive Roles for Math Faculty in the Professional Development of K12 Teachers, I
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University dale.oliver@humboldt.edu
Elizabeth Burroughs, Montana State University

2:15 p.m.
Mathematics Content Knowledge and Classroom Practice in Middle School.
Julie A. Belock*, Salem State College
(1046R1754)

2:35 p.m.
An Update of a Professional Development Project focused on Preparing Students for Algebra.
Matthew J Haines*, Augsburg College
Tracy Bibelnieks, Augsburg College
Linda Stevens, Augsburg College
(1046R12076)

2:55 p.m.
Math Faculty as Partners in Team Teaching a NonEuclidean Geometry Course for K12 Teachers.
Maria G Fung*, Worcester State College
Tevian Dray, Oregon State University
Dave Damcke, University of Portland
Dianne Hart, Oregon State University
Dianne Riverstone, Oregon State University
(1046R11559)

3:15 p.m.
InService Teachers' Proof Schemes in Transition.
Evan Fuller*, UC San Diego
Osvaldo Soto, UC San Diego
Guershon Harel, UC San Diego
Alfred Manaster, UC San Diego
(1046R1950)

3:35 p.m.
Brazos Valley Math Teachers' Circle: Formation and Activities.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
(1046R1589)

3:55 p.m.
Supporting Mathematics Teachers to Increase Retention Through Professional Development: Overview, Models and Research.
Davida Fischman*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1046R1550)

4:15 p.m.
Contributing to the Professional Development of K12 Mathematics Teachers.
Katherine J. Mawhinney*, Appalachian State University
(1046R11295)

4:35 p.m.
Creating Active Learning Environments with Improved Student/Teacher Relationships and State Assessement Scores.
Juli D'Ann Ratheal*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(1046R1621)

4:55 p.m.
Teaching for understanding through a professional development partnership.
Jennifer J. Kosiak*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jon Hasenbank, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1046R11310)

5:15 p.m.
Mathematicians vs. Future K8 Teachers: Is Real Communication Possible? Is Deep Learning Achievable?
Betsy Darken*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(1046R1812)

5:35 p.m.
"If only I had known then what I know now " : A look back at six years of professional development programs.
Linda Braddy*, East Central University
(1046R1486)

5:55 p.m.
The Kentucky Center for Mathematics.
Kirsten Fleming*, Kentucky Center for Mathematics at Northern Kentucky University
(1046R1181)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Mathematical Sociology
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Barbara F. Meeker, University of Maryland, College Park bmeeker@socy.umd.edu
Moderators:
Joseph Auslander, University of Maryland, College Park jna@math.umd.edu

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical Modeling of Natural Resources, II
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu

2:15 p.m.
Spatial Optimal Control in Fishery Models.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee
(104692485)

2:45 p.m.
Liapunov Exponents and Persistence in some Discrete Dynamical Systems.
Paul Leonard Salceanu*, Arizona State University
Hal L. Smith, Arizona State University
(104637460)

3:15 p.m.
Economics of harvesting agestructured fish populations.
Olli Ilari Tahvonen*, Finnish Forest Research Institute
(104692344)

3:45 p.m.
Fish Biomass Structure at Pristine Coral Reefs and Degradation by Fishing.
Howard Weiss*, Georgia Tech
(104692614)

4:15 p.m.
A comparison of the distributions of two stochastic models for metapopulation models.
Amy J Ekanayake*, Texas Tech University
Linda J.S. Allen, Texas Tech University
(104692625)

4:45 p.m.
Models of Disease Dispersal for populations with overlapping and nonoverlapping discrete populations.
Carlos CastilloChavez*, School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Mathematical and Computational Modeling Sciences Center, Arizona State U
Karen RiosSoto, Departamento de Matematicas y Estadistica, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Kailash Patidar, Mathematical and Computational Modeling Sciences Center
(1046921942)

5:15 p.m.
Decentralized Multinational Management of a Highly Migratory Marine Fish Stock.
Robert W. McKelvey*, University of Montana
(104691630)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Graduate school: Choosing one, getting in, staying in.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Kirsti Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Vanessa Garcia, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Alan Alewine, McKendree University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Panel Discussion
The art of testmaking and alternative assessments.
Palladian Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Suzanne Caulk, Regis University
Gertrud L. Kraut, Southern Virginia University
Laurie Lenz, Marymount University
Beth Schaubroeck, U. S. Air Force Academy
Panelists:
David M. Bressoud, Macalester College
Richard J. Cleary, Bentley College
Gary Hagerty, Black Hills State University
Barbara E. Reynolds, Cardinal Stritch University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Project NExTYoung Mathematicians' Network Poster Session
Blue Room and Foyer, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Michael C. Axtell, Wabash College
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
What and where will the jobs be? Trends in mathematics and in employment.
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Moderators:
Cathy B. Kessel, Mathematics Education Consultant
Panelists:
Deanna Egelston, National Security Agency
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University
Sandy Landsberg, U. S. Department of Energy
Mary E. Morley, Ocean County College

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers
Marshall Ballrooms South/West, Mezz. Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Calculus Readiness Task Force
Cleveland Room 2, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Integral Appollonian packings and thin orbits.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Peter Sarnak*, Princeton University
(1046A012)

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:45 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, III
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Cathy W. Carter, Christian Brother University
Heather Lewis, Nazareth College
Vonda K. Walsh, Virginia Military Institute

3:45 p.m.
Solution Matching for a Second Order Boundary Value Problem on a Time Scale.
Aprillya Lanz*, Virginia Military Institute
Ana Tameru, Alabama State University
(1046Z11852)

4:00 p.m.
How precise is your calibration? Multiple linear regression and prediction error in Excel.
Terje Hoim*, Wilkes Honors College, FAU
Eugene Belogay, Wilkes Honors College, FAU
Eugene T Smith, Wilkes Honors College, FAU
(1046Z12109)

4:15 p.m.
Calculating the void fraction of carbon foam using a tetrahedron model.
Rika Paul*, Florida A&M University
Rohini Mankee, Florida A&M University
G. Dale Wesson, Florida A&M University
Desmond Stephens, Florida A&M University
(1046Z12116)

4:30 p.m.
Statistical significance of ranking paradoxes.
Raymond N Greenwell*, Hofstra University
(1046Z1111)

4:45 p.m.
Historical Resources for Multivariable Calculus and Differential Geometry.
Sarah J Greenwald*, Appalachian State University
Gregory Rhoads, Appalachian State University
(1046Z1150)

5:00 p.m.
Posing and Pursuing One's Own Questions: Comparing Experiences of Graduate Students in Math Education and Mathematics.
Juliana V. Belding*, Harvard University
Eden M. Badertscher, Institute For Learning, University of Pittsburgh
(1046Z11776)

5:15 p.m.
Methods of estimating inbreeding coefficients by jointly estimating allele frequencies and accounting for the presence of null alleles.
Daisy L Phillips*, Western Washington University
Nathan W Hall, Western Washington University
Laina Mercer, University of Washington
Amy D Anderson, Western Washington University
(1046Z11415)

5:30 p.m.
A simulation study comparing methods of estimating inbreeding coefficients.
Nathan W Hall*, Western Washington University
Daisy L Phillips, Western Washington University
Laina Mercer, University of Washington
Amy D Anderson, Western Washington University
(1046Z11411)

5:45 p.m.
Mathematics Immersion for Freshman Engineers (MIFE).
Pascal Bedrossian, Christian Brothers University
Cathy W Carter*, Christian Brothers University
(1046Z11324)

6:00 p.m.
Continual Compounding of a Conventional Mortgage.
William M. Wagner*, Wagner Machine Works
(1046Z1167)

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Research by Undergraduates Panel Discussion
Starting and maintaining an academic year undergraduate research program.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Michael J. Dorff, Brigham Young University
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, Valparaiso University
Panelists:
Sarah Spence Adams, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Rebecca Garcia, Sam Houston State University
Richard A. Gillman, Valparaiso University
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology
Daniel J. Schaal, South Dakota State University

Monday January 5, 2009, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Reception for Undergraduate Students and Math Club Advisors
Atrium, Lower Level, outside Hall C, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 4:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate StudentsYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
How to apply for jobs.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David C. Manderscheid, University of Nebraska
Panelists:
Sharon M. Clarke, Pepperdine University
James H. Freeman, Cornell College
David C. Manderscheid,

Monday January 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Guest Lecture and Business Meeting
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Business Meeting and Reception
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Business Meeting and Reception
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Special Dramatic Presentation
The CNN United States of Mathematics Presidential Debate.
Regency Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Thomas Garrity, Williams College

Monday January 5, 2009, 6:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Circles Guest Lecture
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Speakers:
Paul Zeitz, University of San Francisco

Monday January 5, 2009, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics and SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Guest Lecture
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Integrable systems: A Modern View.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Percy Deift*, Courant InstituteNew York University
(10460001)
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