Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Day
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
New Orleans, LA, January 69, 2011 (Thursday  Sunday)
Meeting #1067
Associate secretaries:
Steven H Weintraub, AMS shw2@lehigh.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
Thursday January 6, 2011

Thursday January 6, 2011, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Across from La Galerie 4, 2nd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 7:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Harnessing Mobile Communication Devices and Online Communication Tools for Mathematics Education, I
Grand Couteau Room, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Michael B. Scott, California State University Monterey Bay mscott@csumb.edu
Jason A. Aubrey, University of MissouriColumbia

7:40 a.m.
Real Messy Statistics and Survey Monkey.
Robb Sinn*, North Georgia College & State University
(1067H12407)

8:00 a.m.
Mobile Jumpstarts in a First Semester Calculus Course.
Jason D Holland*, Abilene Christian University
(1067H1318)

8:20 a.m.
Blogging Together: Using a Class Blog to Enhance Learning in a ProofWriting Class.
Jill E Jordan*, Houghton College
(1067H11336)

8:40 a.m.
Mashups for course websites with Yahoo! Pipes.
Matthew Leingang*, New York University
(1067H11791)

9:00 a.m.
Communicating Mathematically Through Podcasts.
Sherrie Serros*, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
Erick B Hofacker, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Rebecca Ledocq, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1067H12036)

9:20 a.m.
Using iPad class devices as entries into a situationally aware digital library to provide JIT/JIP (Just in Time/Just in Place) Mathematics.
Frank Wattenberg*, United States Military Academy
(1067H12237)

9:40 a.m.
Life After Our 2010 MAA PREP  Emerging Technologies.
Erick B Hofacker*, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Kathryn T Ernie, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Sherrie Serros, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
Kay Shager, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Charles Serros, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
(1067H12051)

10:00 a.m.
Interactive Math for (Almost) All Devices.
Andrew J Cousino*, Kansas State University
Andrew G Bennett, Kansas State University
(1067H12130)

10:20 a.m.
OnDemand Mathematics: Creative Uses for Smartpen Technology.
Jeremy M Riehl*, United States Military Academy
Lee A Evans, United States Military Academy
Kristin M Arney, United States Military Academy
(1067H12186)

10:40 a.m.
Using Facebook in a Discrete Mathematics course.
Klay Kruczek*, Western Oregon University
(1067H12206)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, I
Orleans, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
On Supersingular Elliptic Curves and Hypergeometric Functions.
Keenan Monks*, Hazleton Area High School
(1067111398)

8:30 a.m.
Statistical Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy With Applications to Cricket.
Lauren Mondin*, Sam Houston State University
Scott Clark, Sam Houston State University
Courtney Weber, Sam Houston State University
Jessica Winborn, Sam Houston State University
Melinda Holt, Sam Houston State University
(1067621380)

9:00 a.m.
Applications of and Alternatives to Algorithm X for the Exact Cover Problem.
Eddie B Tu, RandolphMacon College
Bjorn S Wastvedt*, St. Olaf College
(106768191)

9:30 a.m.
Packets, Solving Symmetries and Sudoku.
Harrison Craig Chapman*, Bowdoin College
Malcolm E Rupert, Western Washington University
(106713167)

10:00 a.m.
Unitary Equivalence to Matrices with Constant Main Diagonal.
John Myers*, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(106715125)

10:30 a.m.
Unitary Equivalence of Vector Spaces over the Binary Field.
Sam L Scholze*, University of WisconsinPlatteville
Ryan L Hotovy, University of NebraskaLincoln
(106715126)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Maurepas, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Sloan E. Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu
Craig G. Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Mathematics of Computation: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Applications, I
Borgne Room, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University brenner@math.lsu.edu
ChiWang Shu, Brown University

8:00 a.m.
Geometric and supergeometric convergence of spectral collocationd method for Volterra or Fredholm integral equations with akly singular kernels.
Can Huang*, Wayne State University
Zhimin Zhang, Wayne State University
(1067451868)

8:30 a.m.
Maximumprinciplesatisfying and positivitypreserving high order discontinuous Galerkin and finite volume schemes for conservation laws.
Xiangxiong Zhang*, Brown University
(106765403)

9:00 a.m.
A unified approach to construct and analyze finite element methods for the MongeAmpère equation.
Michael J. Neilan*, Louisiana State University
(106765832)

9:30 a.m.
Finite Difference Methods for Viscosity Solutions of the MongeAmpère Equation.
Brittany D. Froese*, Simon Fraser University
Adam M. Oberman, Simon Fraser University
(106765382)

10:00 a.m.
A multipoint flux mixed finite element method on distorted quadrilaterals and hexahedra.
Mary F. Wheeler, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Guangri Xue*, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Ivan Yotov, University of Pittsburgh
(106765448)

10:30 a.m.
The effect of numerical integration on the finite element computation of linear functionals.
Ivo M. Babuska, The University of Texas at Austin
Uday Banerjee, Syracuse University
Hengguang Li*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), University of Minnesota
(106703705)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Nonlinear Waves and Integrable Systems, I
Napoleon B1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Gino Biondini, State University of New York at Buffalo biondini@buffalo.edu
Barbara Prinari, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

8:00 a.m.
InitialBoundaryValue Problems and Inverse Scattering Methods.
Jerry L. Bona*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1067351101)

8:30 a.m.
Spectral theory of nonlocal crossinteraction of two waves.
Antonio Degasperis*, Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Universita' di Roma, Italy
(106735762)

9:00 a.m.
The BenjaminOno Equation in the ZeroDispersion Limit.
Peter D. Miller*, University of Michigan
(106735990)

9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic analysis of a random matrix model, and/or application of said asymptotic analysis.
Ken McLaughlin*, University of Arizona
(1067311062)

10:00 a.m.
Dark and bright soliton solutions for coupled derivative nonlinear Schrödinger equation.
Y. Ohta*, Kobe University
(106735571)

10:30 a.m.
The motion of discrete curves and the discrete hodograph transformation.
Kenichi Maruno*, The University of Texas  Pan American
Kenji Kajiwara, Kyushu University
Yasuhiro Ohta, Kobe University
BaoFeng Feng, The University of Texas  Pan American
(1067531083)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Techniques in Musical Analysis, I
Napoleon B3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Robert W. Peck, Louisiana State University rpeck@lsu.edu
Thomas M. Fiore, University of Michigan at Dearborn

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Concepts in Musical Composition.
Dmitri Tymoczko*, Princeton
(1067001966)

8:30 a.m.
The Pentahelix: a FourDimensional Realization of the Spiral Array.
Stephon Alexander, Haverford College
Elaine Chew*, University of Southern California
Robert Rowe, New York University
Sam Rodriguez, Haverford College
(1067511552)

9:00 a.m.
Diatonic Graphs.
J. W. Estes*, University of Mississippi
William Staton, University of Mississippi
(106705369)

9:30 a.m.
The Mathematics of Contrapuntal Hierarchy in Music.
Jason D Yust*, University of Alabama
(106705969)

10:00 a.m.
Wreath products and $n$cube symmetry: a musictheoretical application.
Robert Peck*, Louisiana State University
Jack Douthett, University of New Mexico
(1067201059)

10:30 a.m.
\em{Spira mirabilis}, for player piano.
Clifton Callender*, Florida State University
(1067001969)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Application of Stochastic Differential Equations and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, I
Maurepas Room, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Armando Arciniega, University of Texas at San Antonio armando.arciniega@utsa.edu
Edward J. Allen, Texas Tech University
Sivapragasam Sathananthan, Tennessee State University
Mahmoud Anabtawi, American University of Sharjah

8:00 a.m.
Stochastic Viral Kinetics.
Linda J. S. Allen*, Texas Tech University
Yuan Yuan, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sukhitha Vidurupola, Texas Tech University
(1067921297)

8:30 a.m.
Differentiability Properties of Measures Generated by Solutions of Semilinear Stochastic Differential Equations.
Fariborz Asadian*, Fort Valley State University
(106760974)

9:00 a.m.
Derivation Of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations for ReactionDiffusion Processes.
Elife Dogan*, Texas Tech University
Edward J. Allen, Texas Tech University
(106760717)

9:30 a.m.
Systems of Kolmogorov Backward Equations for TwoTimeScale Switching Diffusions.
Tien Nguyen Dung*, Wayne State University
George Yin, Wayne State University
(106760502)

10:00 a.m.
Some results on existence and uniqueness of mild solutions of neutral SPDEs.
T E Govindan*, I.P.N. Mexico City, Mexico
(1067601435)

10:30 a.m.
Numerical Methods for AnnuityPurchasing Decision Making.
Zhuo Jin*, Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University
(106760394)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analytic and Geometric Methods in Representation Theory, I
Conde, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Leticia Barchini, Oklahoma State University leticia@math.okstate.edu
Hongyu He, Louisiana State University

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Napoleon C1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Joshua B. Barnard, University of South Alabama
Pallavi Dani, Louisiana State University pdani@math.lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Geometric properties of Thompson's group F.
Sean Cleary, The City College of New York
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Melanie Stein, Trinity College
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College
(106720993)

8:30 a.m.
Snowflake Groups with SuperExponential 2Dimensional Dehn Functions.
Quan T Tran*, University of Oklahoma
(1067001330)

9:00 a.m.
Geometry of Houghton's Group.
Sang Rae Lee*, University of Oklahoma
(1067201535)

9:30 a.m.
Automorphisms of Buildings Constructed Via Covering Spaces.
Aliska L. Gibbins*, Ohio State University
(1067202002)

10:00 a.m.
Asymmetry of the Lipschitz metric on Outer Space.
Yael AlgomKfir*, Yale University
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
(1067202403)

10:30 a.m.
Line Patterns in Free Groups.
Christopher H. Cashen*, University of Utah
(106720698)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebraic and Analytic Geometry for LowDimensional Varieties, I
Napoleon D2, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Mika K. Seppala, Florida State University
Tanush Shaska, Oakland University
Emil Volcheck, National Security Agency volcheck@acm.org

8:00 a.m.
Geometric estimates for the BirmanSeries set.
Peter Buser*, Ecole Polytechnique F{é}d{é}rale de Lausanne
Hugo Parlier, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
(1067531954)

8:30 a.m.
Disconnectedness of Singular Loci of Moduli Spaces of Complex Curves.
Milagros Izquierdo*, Linköping University
Antonio F Costa, UNED
(106714418)

9:00 a.m.
Circle Packings on Affine Tori.
Christopher T. Sass*, University of Tennessee
G. Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
(106730507)

9:30 a.m.
On Rankin's Uniformization of Algebraic Curves.
John J. George*, Florida State University
(1067301537)

10:00 a.m.
Using Half turns for algorithms on hyperelliptic Riemann surfaces.
K.D. Semmler*, EPF Lausanne
(1067511442)

10:30 a.m.
Compact Klein surfaces of genus 5 with extremal discs.
Gou Nakamura*, Center for General Education, Aichi Institute of Technology
(1067301445)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Modeling in Environmental Economics, I
Napoleon D3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University nahritonenko@pvamu.edu
Yuri Yatsenko, Houston Baptist University

8:00 a.m.
Sustainable Forest Management, Logging Size, and Carbon Sequestration Under Climate Changes.
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
RenanUlrich Goetz, Department of Economics, University of Girona
Deonica Paxton, Prairie View A&M University
(106792640)

9:00 a.m.
Computational Approach to the Solution of Random Pertubed Logistic Model.
Reza R Ahangar*, Texas A & M University Kingsville
(106734702)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal Use Of Mosquito treated nets and Insecticide In Controlling Malaria Disease.
Bassidy Dembele*, Grambling State University
AbdulAziz Yakubu, Howard University
(106792769)

10:00 a.m.
Poisson Arrival, SingleProcessor, Exponential General Bulk Processing [M/M(m, M)/1] and Splitting Queueing System: A Mathematical Model for a Personnel Hiring Process.
Aliakbar Montazer Haghighi*, Prairie View A&M University
(106790889)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Expander Graphs in Pure and Applied Mathematics, I
Frontenac, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Alireza Salehi Golsefidy, Princeton University asalehi@math.princeton.edu
Alexander Lubotzky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on The Rebirth of Special Functions
Rhythms II and III, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Victor Moll, Tulane University vhm@tulane.edu

8:00 a.m.
Special Functions and Computer Algebra.
Luis A Medina*, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
(1067AA1927)

8:30 a.m.
Special Functions in Combinatorics.
Lipika Deka*, California State University, Monterey Bay
(1067AA2279)

9:00 a.m.
Special functions and modular forms in number theory.
Amanda Folsom*, Yale University
(1067AA1292)

9:30 a.m.
Special functions, mathematical physics, and number theory.
Mark W. Coffey*, Colorado School of Mines
(1067AA1665)

10:00 a.m.
Special Functions and High Order Finite Element Methods.
Veronika Pillwein*, RISC, Joh. Kepler Univ. Linz
(1067AA1306)

10:30 a.m.
Special Functions and Universal Behavior in Integrable Systems.
Peter D. Miller*, University of Michigan
(1067AA992)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Fluid Mechanics, I, and Mechanics
Balcony N, 4th Floor, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
On the Minimizing Total Collision Orbits in the Planar Newtonian $N$body Problem.
HsinYuan Huang*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(1067702050)

8:15 a.m.
Stability of step dynamics in nanowire growth.
Nicholas O. Kirby*, University of Kentucky
(1067741708)

8:30 a.m.
Analysis of Spherical Inflation Models for Intracranial Saccular Aneurysm Elastodynamics.
James Christopher Halsall*, Farmingdale State College
(1067742286)

8:45 a.m.
Break.

9:00 a.m.
Permeability effect on magnetoconvection in a mushy layer.
Dambaru Bhatta*, The University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX
Daniel N. Riahi, The University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX
(106776514)

9:15 a.m.
Inertial effects on viscous fingering in the complex plane.
Andong He*, Penn State University
Andrew Belmonte, Penn State University
(106776960)

9:30 a.m.
Surface modes in inviscid free surface shear flows.
Ahmed Kaffel*, Virginia Tech
Michael Renardy, Virginia Tech
(1067761091)

9:45 a.m.
A precise calculation of the critical Rayleigh and Wave Numbers for the Inhomogeneous Planar Bénard Problem.
Matthew J Glomski*, Marist College
Matthew Adam Johnson, Marist College
(1067761419)

10:00 a.m.
Thermal and mass flow in uniform stream with a sink and a heat source via variational technique for free boundary problems.
Sadia M.. Makky*, Owens College
Ali M. Ghalib, PBS&J, Southeast Structures Division
Thaer S. Sliby, Military Engineering College, Baghdad, Iraq
(1067761846)

10:15 a.m.
Approximations to the NavierStokes equation using a LerayIteratedTikhonov model with Time Relaxation.
Nathaniel Mays*, University of Pittsburgh
Ross Ingram, University of Pittsburgh
Iuliana Stanculescu, Nova Southeastern University
Carolina Manica, Instituto de Matematica  UFRGS
(1067762026)

10:30 a.m.
Annular stagnation flow on a moving cylinder.
Antonio Mastroberardino*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1067762045)

10:45 a.m.
Eventual Regularity of the Solutions to the Supercritical Dissipative QuasiGeostrophic Equation.
Michael G Dabkowski*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1067762219)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, I
Southdown Room, 4th Floor, Sheraton

8:00 a.m.
Cyclesaturated graphs with minimum number of edges.
Younjin Kim*, University of Illinois at Urbana and Champaign
Zoltan Furedi, University of Illinois at Urbana and Champaign
(106705423)

8:15 a.m.
Gregarious Path Decompositions of Some Graphs.
Guven Yuceturk*, Auburn University
Hoffman G. Dean, Auburn University
(1067052387)

8:30 a.m.
Algebraic and GraphTheoretic Properties of the Box Product of Two Paths.
Daniel Pragel*, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
(106705646)

8:45 a.m.
Firefighting on Random Geometric Graphs.
Amir Barghi*, Dartmouth College
Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College
(106705790)

9:00 a.m.
Making graphs crossingcritical by multiplying their edges.
Gelasio Salazar*, Instituto de Fisica. Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Cesar HernandezVelez, Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Laurent Beaudou, Polytech ClermontFerrand
(1067052151)

9:15 a.m.
Break

9:30 a.m.
Ribbon Graphs and Twisted Duality.
Joanna A. EllisMonaghan*, Saint Michael's College
Iain Moffatt, University of South Alabama
(106705130)

9:45 a.m.
Some graph theoretical results for the task mapping problem for parallel computers.
Janet L. Fierson*, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1067052374)

10:00 a.m.
Complex Contagions on Graph Dynamical Systems.
Leon Chang, Columbia University
Siddharth S Raval*, Reed College
(106705208)

10:15 a.m.
Amalgamations and Detachments of Hypergraphs.
Amin Bahmanian*, Auburn University
(106705190)

10:30 a.m.
On Hyperstar Decompositions of Hypergraphs.
Amin Bahmanian, Auburn University
Dan Roberts*, Auburn University
(1067052312)

10:45 a.m.
Packing sparse hypergraphs.
Christopher J Stocker*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Alexandr V Kostochka, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Peter Hamburger, Western Kentucky University
(1067052388)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, II
Bayside B, 4th Floor, Sheraton

8:00 a.m.
Deformation Retracts of Neighborhood Complexes of Stable Kneser Graphs.
Matthew D Zeckner*, University of Kentucky
Benjamin J Braun, University of Kentucky
(106705980)

8:15 a.m.
Iterated Iteratedly Piecewise Continuous Function Order Pattern Probability Distributions.
Adam Hesterberg*, Princeton University
(1067051851)

8:30 a.m.
Distribution Networks  A Generalization to Graphs: more application and less fuzzification.
Omid Ghayour Najafabad*, Chamran University
(1067052175)

8:45 a.m.
Integer invariants of skew lines in PG(3,q).
Joshua E Ducey*, University of Florida
(1067051773)

9:00 a.m.
Partitions, Young diagrams and ballot numbers.
RJ Dolbin*, Pepperdine University
(106705914)

9:15 a.m.
An efficient treebased computation of a natural diffusion distance.
Maxim J. Goldberg, Ramapo College of NJ
Seonja Kim*, SUNY Rockland Community College
(1067051043)

9:30 a.m.
The excedance algebra.
Eric L. Clark*, University of Kentucky
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
(106705377)

9:45 a.m.
Towers of Algebras, Combinatorial Hopf Algebras and Dual Graded Graphs.
Nantel Bergeron, York University
Thomas Lam, University of Michigan
Huilan Li*, Drexel University
(1067051257)

10:00 a.m.
Reduced decompositions and permutation patterns generalized to the higher Bruhat order.
Delong Meng*, MIT
(106705337)

10:15 a.m.
The Weak Bruhat Order and Separable Permutations.
Fan Wei*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(106705872)

10:30 a.m.
Shuffles of permutations.
Camillia Smith Barnes*, Sweet Briar College
(1067052082)

10:45 a.m.
Enumerating embeddings under generalized factor orders.
Thomas Langley*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Jeffrey Remmel, University of California, San Diego
(1067052322)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Fostering, Supporting, and Propagating Math Circles for Students and Teachers, I
St. Jerome, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University shubin@math.sjsu.edu
Elgin H. Johnston, Iowa State University
James Tanton, St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics

8:00 a.m.
A Sampling of Successful Math Circle Topics
James S Tanton*, St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics
(1067F11630)

8:20 a.m.
Creating a Math Circle for Underrepresented Minority Students.
Manda Riehl*, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
(1067F12290)

8:40 a.m.
Sophie Math: a Math Circle Program for Girls.
Silva Chang*, University of Colorado at Boulder
Anne M Dougherty, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1067F11903)

9:00 a.m.
The San Francisco Math Circle: An experiment in providing mathematical enrichment to "unenriched" students.
Paul Zeitz*, University of San Francisco
(1067F11638)

9:20 a.m.
San Francisco Math Circle: Examples of good "small group" mathematical activities.
Paul Zeitz*, University of San Francisco
(1067F11646)

9:40 a.m.
Obtaining funding for a Math Teachers' Circle: One group's journey.
Angela Hodge*, North Dakota State University
(1067F12150)

10:00 a.m.
Resources for math circles.
Dave Auckly*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
(1067F12394)

10:20 a.m.
Math Teachers' Circles  Impacting Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching.
Diana White*, University of Colorado Denver
(1067F12067)

10:40 a.m.
How Do Math Teachers' Circles Affect Teachers? Themes from Teacher Surveys.
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver
Brianna Donaldson*, American Institute of Mathematics
(1067F12107)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, I
Rhythms I, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu
Thomas F. Banchoff, Brown University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Edwin P. Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point
Nathan Wodarz, University of WisconsinStevens Point

8:00 a.m.
Changing Scales, Changing Perspectives.
Carrie Muir*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1067V1411)

8:20 a.m.
The Use of Videos to Encourage PreClass Preparation.
Francesco J. Echeverria, United States Air Force Academy
James S. Rolf*, United States Air Force Academy
(1067V12147)

8:40 a.m.
Mathematical Word Problems: An Instructional Approach that evolved from its Cognitive Complexities.
Jerry C. Obiekwe*, The university of AkronWayne College
(1067V1485)

9:00 a.m.
A Collaborative Process for Developing Digital Learning Materials: An Analysis of Student Performance and Feedback.
Robert Hoar, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
Jennifer Kosiak, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
Karoline Auby*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
James Sobota, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1067V1863)

9:20 a.m.
Using Visual Cues in Teaching Computational Skills.
Gretchen Rimmasch*, Southern Utah University
Jim Brandt, Southern Utah University
(1067V11516)

9:40 a.m.
Learning Effects of Examples Applied to College Algebra Student Interests.
Carrie A Campbell*, Lincoln, NE
(1067V11918)

10:00 a.m.
The Effects of NCAT's Redesign on Student Learning in Beginning Statistics.
Aubrey D. Magoun*, The University of Louisiana at Monroe
David Hare, The University of Louisiana at Monroe
Charlotte H. Owens, The University of Louisiana at Monroe
(1067V152)

10:20 a.m.
An analysis of student understanding of voting power in a a quantitative literacy class.
Curtis D. Bennett*, Loyola Marymount University
Suzanne Larson, Loyola Marymount University
Laura J. Massa, Loyola Marymount University
(1067V12246)

10:40 a.m.
Comparing geometry curriculums: The impact on preservice elementary teachers' pedagogical content knowledge.
Hortensia Soto Johnson, University of Northern Colorado
Sarah Rozner*, University of Northern Colorado
Kristin Noblet, University of Northern Colorado
(1067V11998)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Wavelets In Undergraduate Education, I
Mardi Gras BC, 3rd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Caroline Haddad, SUNY Geneseo haddad@geneseo.edu
Catherine A. Beneteau, University of South Florida
David K. Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patrick J. Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas

8:00 a.m.
Introducing Wavelets to First Years and Sophomores.
Rachel J Weir*, Allegheny College
(1067Y51925)

8:20 a.m.
Efficiently Programming RGBtoHSI Conversion.
Joseph M Gonzalez*, University of South Florida
Brian K HolderChow Lin On, University of South Florida
Robert Le, University of South Florida
Michael Anthony Miller, University of South Florida
(1067Y51606)

8:40 a.m.
Undergraduate Research Projects on Pansharpening.
John Merkel*, Oglethorpe University
Patrick Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas
David Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1067Y51829)

9:00 a.m.
Using Wavelets and Statistics to Detect Differences.
Edward F Aboufadel*, Grand Valley State University
(1067Y51752)

9:20 a.m.
Denoising Capillary Electrophoresis Signals with Wavelets.
Bruce Atwood*, Beloit College
Kevin Braun, Beloit College
Tess Jacquez, Beloit College
(1067Y51561)

9:40 a.m.
Undergraduate research in wavelets and circadian rhythms.
Tanya Leise*, Amherst College
(1067Y5981)

10:00 a.m.
Exploring Biomedical Signals with the Maple Wavelets Package.
Jeff Knisley*, East Tennessee State University
(1067Y52085)

10:20 a.m.
LloydMax Quantization Schemes.
Helmut Knaust*, University of Texas at El Paso
(1067Y51826)

10:40 a.m.
Wavelets and Lifting.
Patrick J Van Fleet*, University of St. Thomas
(1067Y51611)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
St. Claude, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College kristi.meyer@wlc.edu
Thomas R. Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey hagedorn@tcnj.edu

8:00 a.m.
An Action Research Report: Does the Ability to Purchase a Week's Worth of Groceries for under One Dollar Influence the Chance that a Student will make an "Innumeracy Type" Statistical Error?
Larry Wayne Lewis*, Spalding University
(1067Z11756)

8:15 a.m.
Rectangular to Polar Transformations.
Gerald M. Higdon*, Fitchburg State University
(1067Z11143)

8:30 a.m.
Chebyshev Polynomials and their Relationship to Trigonometry and the Fibonacci Numbers.
John C Maceli*, Ithaca College NY
(1067Z12214)

8:45 a.m.
Break

9:00 a.m.
A Blended Approach to Teaching Finite Mathematics at the University of Illinois.
Jesse E Miller*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1067Z1845)

9:15 a.m.
Teaching Finite Mathematics Using Online Homework System.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1067Z12330)

9:30 a.m.
Initial Assessment of an Enhanced College Algebra Course.
Robert Wieman*, Virginia State University
(1067Z12351)

9:45 a.m.
How to teach college classes with a large diversity in students abilities and interest.
Josip Derado*, Kennesaw State University
(1067Z11990)

10:00 a.m.
Comparison of Student Performance between Inquiry Based Learning and Lecture Methods when Teaching Induction.
Michael S. Gagliardo*, Jacksonville University
(1067Z11020)

10:15 a.m.
Servicelearning in Mathematics Curriculum.
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
Lauretta Byars, Prairie View A&M University
Alisha Lowe, Prairie View A&M University
(1067Z11027)

10:30 a.m.
Improving Learning Through a Lesson Study Community of Practice.
Joy L. Becker*, University of WisconsinStout
Laura J. Schmidt, University of WisconsinStout
(1067Z11352)

10:45 a.m.
Connecting student knowledge and course performance at the University of Illinois.
Alison Ahlgren*, University of Illinois
Marc Harper, UCLA
(1067Z1583)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
Great Ballroom E, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College kristi.meyer@wlc.edu
Thomas R. Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey

8:00 a.m.
Differences between Mathematicians and Physicists.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University
(1067Z12355)

8:15 a.m.
Super Greedy Type Algorithms.
Entao Liu*, University of South Carolina
(1067Z11265)

8:30 a.m.
Convexity Adjustment in the Valuation of the Financial Derivatives.
Alejandra Sánchez*, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá
(1067Z11741)

8:45 a.m.
An Adaptive Spectral Element Method to Price American Options.
Matthew Willyard*, Florida State University Mathematics
David A. Kopriva, Florida State University Mathematics
(1067Z12019)

9:00 a.m.
Modeling TimeDependent Electroosmotic Flow.
Emese LipcseyMagyar*, North Carolina State University
Ava Hamilton, Skidmore College
Rachel RoeDale, Skidmore College
Kimberley Frederick, Skidmore College
Katherine Roguski, Skidmore College
(1067Z11760)

9:15 a.m.
A mixed implicitexplicit multirate numerical scheme for timedependent equations.
Brandon Chabaud*, Pennsylvania State University
Qiang Du, Pennsylvania State University
(1067Z11574)

9:30 a.m.
A novel method for solving nonlinear equations.
Mohsen Mahmood Doroodchi*, Cardinal Stritch University
Habibolla Latifizadeh, Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran
Esmail Hesameddini, Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran
(1067Z1683)

9:45 a.m.
Gibbs Measures for Unbounded Local Energy Functions on ${\mathbb N}^{{\mathbb Z}^d}$.
Stephen R Muir*, University of North Texas
(1067Z11266)

10:00 a.m.
Existence and Stability of Standing Wave Solutions Arising from Synaptically Coupled Neuronal Networks.
Melissa A Stoner*, Lehigh University
Linghai Zhang, Lehigh University
(1067Z11261)

10:15 a.m.
Real Time Boundary Element Node Location Optimization.
J D Menges*, United States Military Academy
(1067Z12337)

10:30 a.m.
Optimal Control.
Qingxia Li*, Lincoln University
(1067Z1733)

10:45 a.m.
Periodic solutions of Some Ecological Models with Strong Allee Effects.
Smita Pati*, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
(1067Z12428)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, III
Grand Chenier Room, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College kristi.meyer@wlc.edu
Thomas R. Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey

8:00 a.m.
AlKashi's Key to Arithmetic: Its Context, Contents, and Educational Impact Up Through the Ottoman Empire.
Osama H. Taani*, New Mexico State University
(1067Z11636)

8:15 a.m.
Euler Drives the Leibniz Machine and Takes the Log and Trig Functions out for a Spin on the Complex Numbers.
David Dennis, San Bernardino, CA
Susan L. Addington*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1067Z11935)

8:30 a.m.
The intellectual journey of Hua Lookeng from China to the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Jean W. Richard*, BMCC/CUNYThe City University of New York
Abdramane Serme, BMCC/CUNYThe City University of New York
(1067Z12178)

8:45 a.m.
Fibonacci, Liber Abaci, and Medieval Mathematics.
Charlie L. Smith*, Park University
(1067Z12249)

9:00 a.m.
Mr. Peacock's Calculus Text of 1820 and Its Place in Calculus Reform at Cambridge.
Richard H Stout*, Gordon College
(1067Z11982)

9:15 a.m.
The Real Story of Edward Lorenz.
Jody Sorensen*, Augsburg College
(1067Z11568)

9:30 a.m.
Fixing Fluxions: Benjamin Robins' response to Berkeley's "The Analyst".
Eugene C. Boman*, Penn State, Harrisburg campus
(1067Z11910)

9:45 a.m.
Revisiting Lester Hill.
Chris Christensen*, Northern Kentucky University
(1067Z1444)

10:00 a.m.
How Christiaan Huygens Tuned the Musical Scale.
John F. Bukowski*, Juniata College
(1067Z11923)

10:15 a.m.
Counting.
Patricia Baggett*, New Mexico State University
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, University of Colorado
(1067Z1480)

10:30 a.m.
Math vs. Maths: A Yankee Mathematician in Sir Isaac's Court.
Samuel M Hansen*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas/ACMEScience
(1067Z11158)

10:45 a.m.
Fifty years of College Math. Have I learned anything?
Bryan V Hearsey*, Lebanon Valley College
(1067Z12236)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Applications of Difference and Differential Equations in Ecology and Epidemiology, I
Bayside A, 4th Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Zhilan Feng, Purdue University
Yun Kang, Arizona State University Yun.Kang@asu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Modeling Vertical Transmission in MosquitoTransmitted Diseases.
James M Hyman*, Tulane University
Nakul Chitnis, Swiss Tropical Institute
Carrie Manore, Oregon State University
(106792936)

8:30 a.m.
Spatiotemporal variation of mistletoes: a dynamic modeling approach.
Rongsong Liu*, University of Wyoming
Carlos Martinez del Rio, University of Wyoming
Jianhong Wu, York University
(1067921005)

9:00 a.m.
Network epidemics with just one equation.
Joel C Miller*, Harvard School of Public Health
Erik Volz, University of Michigan
(106792874)

9:30 a.m.
Hepatitis C virus drug resistance and modeling.
Libin Rong*, Oakland University
Harel Dahari, University of Illinois Chicago
Ruy Ribeiro, Los Alamos National Lab
Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Lab
(106792694)

10:00 a.m.
Uniform Persistence in Discrete and Continuous Nonautonomous Dynamical Systems with Application to an Epidemic Model of an Amphibian Population.
Paul Leonard Salceanu*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(106792570)

10:30 a.m.
Disease Dynamics and Allee effect in Discretetime Population Models.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University
Najat Ziyadi, Morgan State University
(106792710)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Preservation Hall, 2nd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quadratic Forms in Algebra and Geometry, I
Napoleon C2, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Jorge F. Morales, Louisiana State University morales@math.lsu.edu
Anne QueguinerMathieu, Université de Paris 13

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Integral Geometry: Analysis and Applications, I
Napoleon C3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Gaik Ambartsoumian, University of Texas, Arlington
Gestur Olafsson, Louisiana State University
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University todd.quinto@tufts.edu
Boris S. Rubin, Louisiana State University

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, I
Napoleon D1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton

8:30 a.m.
The GeyerJarden Conjecture in positive characteristic and the degree of torsion points.
Oscar G. Villareal*, Orange, CA
(1067112091)

8:45 a.m.
Relations between class numbers of binary cubic forms.
Jorge Dioses*, Oklahoma State University
(1067112361)

9:00 a.m.
A property of division points.
David Grant, University of Colorado at Boulder
Suion Ih*, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1067111529)

9:15 a.m.
Continuation of the Riemann zeta function via derivations.
Caleb Emmons*, Pacific University
(106711614)

9:30 a.m.
Ramanujan Congruence Properties of the Restricted Partition Function $p(n,m)$.
J. Brandt Kronholm*, Saint Mary's College of Maryland
(106711635)

9:45 a.m.
Some congruences connecting values at $s=0$ of partial zeta functions with units.
Barry R Smith*, Lebanon Valley College
(1067111735)

10:00 a.m.
Isometry Classes of Quadratic Forms over $p$adic Rings.
Laura L Steil*, University of Kentucky
David Leep, University of Kentucky
(106711905)

10:15 a.m.
Galois groups of totally and tamely ramified sextic extensions of local fields.
Chad Awtrey*, Elon University
(106711499)

10:30 a.m.
Identities of symmetry for Bernoulli polynomials.
Dae San Kim*, Sogang University
Kyoung Ho Park, Sogang University
(106711221)

10:45 a.m.
A Frobenius Problem for the Ring of Integers in a Number Field.
Ken Dutch*, Eastern Kentuncky University
Peter Johnson, Auburn University
Christopher Maier, University of Texas at Dallas
Jordan Paschke, University of Rochester
(1067111171)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education, I
Cornet Room, 8th Floor, Sheraton

8:30 a.m.
The ALARM Experiment.
Ira Gerhardt*, Manhattan College
(106797268)

8:45 a.m.
The Effectiveness of Blended Instruction in Postsecondary General Education Mathematics Courses.
Anna E Bargagliotti*, University of Memphis
John Haddock, University of Memphis
Fernanda Botelho, University of Memphis
Jim Gleason, University of Alabama
(10679770)

9:00 a.m.
Synopsis of a Program Promoting Mathematics and Science Studies among Hispanics and Other Minorities.
Juan H Hinojosa, Texas A&M International University
Firooz Khosraviyani*, Texas A&M International University
Rohitha Goonatilake, Texas A&M International University
Rafic A Bachnak, Texas A&M International University
(1067002244)

9:15 a.m.
A First Year Experience Seminar.
Ximena Catepillan*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1067001673)

9:30 a.m.
The UCLA Applied Math REU Program.
Todd Wittman*, UCLA
(106797134)

9:45 a.m.
What Can Students Learn from the Dice Game Hog?
Deborah E. Seacrest*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1067971580)

10:00 a.m.
Integrating Graduate Research into the Middle School Class Room.
Stewart W Hengeveld*, Montclair State University
(1067972158)

10:15 a.m.
A Rigorous Reconstruction of Some Concepts in Elementary Algebra for Avoiding Misconceptions.
Juan J Arellano*, Texas A&M International University
(1067972398)

10:30 a.m.
Impact of Automated Proof Systems on Teaching Mathematics.
Alexander Y Vaninsky*, Hostos Community College of The City University of New York
(10679712)

10:45 a.m.
A New Paradigm in Collaborative Textbook Writing.
Troy J Siemers*, Virginia Military Institute
Daniel S Joseph, Virginia Military Institute
Gregory N Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
(106797935)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Logic and Algebraic Systems
La Galerie 5, 2nd Floor, Marriott

8:45 a.m.
A characterization of computable analysis on unbounded domains using differential equations equations.
Kerry Ojakian*, Queens College (CUNY)
(106703729)

9:00 a.m.
Comparing the Weak and Strong Omega Coloring Number of Graphs.
Matthew Anthony Jura*, Manhattan College
(1067032275)

9:15 a.m.
Questions of Divisibility in a Group of Density Continuous Functions.
Michelle Knox*, Midwestern State University
(106706542)

9:30 a.m.
Admissible Orders on Quotients of the Free Associative Algebra.
Jeremiah William Johnson*, Penn State Harrisburg
(106706663)

9:45 a.m.
The spaces $Min(L)$ and $Min(L)^{1}$.
Papiya Bhattacharjee*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1067061159)

10:00 a.m.
Real root counting for parametric polynomial systems and applications to Maxwell's conjecture.
Yalun Tsai*, University of MinnesotaTwin cities
(106708859)

10:15 a.m.
$J$sets in Commutative and Uncommutative Semigroups.
John H. Johnson*, Howard University
(1067081102)

10:30 a.m.
Cluster Analysis of Heterogeneous Data on Rankings and Flags.
Paige E. Rinker*, Dartmouth College
(1067081739)

10:45 a.m.
An Asymptotic Result on the Wilf Conjecture.
Alex Zhai*, Harvard University
(1067081873)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Transseries and Ordered Exponential Fields, I
Napoleon B2, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Gerald A. Edgar, The Ohio State University edgar@math.ohiostate.edu
Ovidiu Costin, The Ohio State University
Lou P. van den Dries, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part A
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
IIe de France I, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part A
The mathematics of Islam and its use in the teaching of mathematics.
IIe de France III, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse: #8: Part A
The ubiquitous Catalan numbers and their applications.
IIe de France II, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Thomas Koshy, Framingham State University

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
For MAA Student Chapter advisors: Dynamic answers to your questions.
La Galerie 6, 2nd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Jacqueline Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Robert W. Vallin, Slippery Rock University
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University
Panelists:
Bob Anastasio, MAA
Kay Somers, Moravian College
Robert W. Vallin,

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women/Women in Mathematics Network Poster Session
Mathematical outreach programs for underrepresented populations.
Napoleon A1A3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Betsy Yanik, Emporia State University

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
La Galerie 2, 2nd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Lee Zia, NSF DUE
Henry Warchall, NSF DMS
Dennis Davenport, NSF DUE
Stephanie Fitchett, NSF DUE

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center
Gallier Room, 4th Floor, Sheraton

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology and Ecology, I
Rosalie, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott

9:15 a.m.
Lattice Gas Cellular Automata modeling of lineage dynamics and feedback control.
Shabnam Moobedmehdiabadi*, University of California, Irvine, CA
(1067922284)

9:30 a.m.
Analysis of Discrete Models of Biological Systems Using Computer Algebra.
Franziska Hinkelmann*, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
Madison Brandon, University of Tennessee  Knoxville
Bonny Guang, Harvey Mudd College
Rustin McNeill, University of North Carolina
Alan VelizCuba, University of NebraskaLincoln
Grigoriy Blekherman, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA
Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
(1067921486)

9:45 a.m.
Stable Tissue Topology and Cell Division in 3D.
Michael G Kerckhove*, University of Richmond
(1067922170)

10:00 a.m.
A Categorization of Brazilian FreeTailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) Chirps.
Gregory Alan Backus*, Bard College
Albert Boggess, Texas A&M
May Boggess, Texas A&M
Kirsten Bohn, Texas A&M, Department of Biology
(106792149)

10:15 a.m.
Computational docking of molecular wires to the reaction center of Rhodobacter sphaeroides.
Byong Y Kwon*, George Mason University
(1067921208)

10:30 a.m.
Utilizing gene pathwaybased priors in Bayesian association studies.
Abra Brisbin*, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic
Liewei Wang, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Clinic
Brooke L. Fridley, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic
(1067922030)

10:45 a.m.
The effect of sampling rate on the statistics of microtubules.
Shantia Yarahmadian*, Mississippi State University
Sidney L. Shaw, Indiana University, Department of Biology
(1067921434)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Department Liaisons Meeting
Mardi Gras D, 3rd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The symplectic geometry of symmetric products and invariants of 3manifolds with boundary.
Great Ballroom AC, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Denis Auroux*, University of California Berkeley
(10675708)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Curves, surfaces, and solitons.
Great Ballroom AC, 5th Floor, Sheraton
ChuuLian Terng*, University of California at Irvine
(10675307)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Expander graphs in pure and applied mathematics, I.
Great Ballroom AC, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Alexander Lubotzky*, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(10670513)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Laplacian growth and the mystery of the abelian sandpile: A visual tour.
Great Ballroom AC, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Yuval Peres*, Microsoft Research
(1067A038)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, II
Orleans, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:15 p.m.
The Geometry and Dynamics of an Ecological Arms Race.
Abigail Fisher*, Smith College
Elizabeth Cowdery, Smith College
Michelle Winerip, Smith College
Allison ReedHarris, Smith College
Jayna Resman, Smith College
(1067921136)

2:45 p.m.
Groups and Change Ringing.
Sarah Costrell*, Smith College
Margaret Ewing, Smith College
Jessica Lord, Smith College
Viktoria Pardey, Smith College
(1067201138)

3:15 p.m.
Mathematical modeling of interfacedominated materials properties.
Russell J Mahoney*, George Mason University
Maria G Emelianenko, George Mason University
(1067741037)

3:45 p.m.
The Subgraph Summability Number of a Graph.
Richard G. Ligo*, Westminster College
Miriam R. LarsonKoester*, Mount Holyoke College
(106705139)

4:15 p.m.
Optimal Ranges for ECG Noise Removal by Using Wavelets.
Marilyn Manee Smith*, Central Michigan University
Megan Elizabeth Haske, Central Michigan University
Darren Everett Sowards, Central Michigan University
(106700143)

4:45 p.m.
A Solution to the Inverse Eigenvalue Problem for 3by3 Totally Nonnegative Matrices of Class 2.
Robert Fraser*, Case Western Reserve University
Michael C Steward, Case Western Reserve University
Shahla Nasserasr, College of William and Mary
Charles Johnson, College of William and Mary
(106715120)

5:15 p.m.
Counting Formulas and Partition Zeta Functions of Atomic Measures.
Kate E Ellis*, California State University, Stanislaus
(10672879)

5:45 p.m.
Continuously Moving Parseval Frames on Smooth Manifolds.
Ryan L. Hotovy*, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Eileen R. Martin, The University of Texas at Austin
Daniel Freeman, University of Texas at Austin
(106753124)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Maurepas, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Sloan E. Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu
Craig G. Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

2:15 p.m.
Math Needs Paper and Imagination?: Embodying the Mathematical Knowledge in 17th century Japan.
Tomoko L Kitagawa*, Harvard University
(1067011308)

2:45 p.m.
Early Chinese Mathematics: its Development from preQin to Wei.
Joseph W. Dauben*, National ChiaoTung University, Taiwan
(1067011078)

3:15 p.m.
Chinese Roots of Linear Algebra.
Roger Hart*, University of Texas at Austin
(1067011570)

3:45 p.m.
Trigonometric Tables in China.
JiangPing Jeff Chen*, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
(106701132)

4:15 p.m.
The Mathematical Study of Historical Numerical Tables: Successes, Failures, Issues.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Quest University
(1067011348)

4:45 p.m.
Diagrams and spheres: reflections on an early Arabic edition of Menelaus' Spherics.
Nathan Sidoli*, Waseda University
(1067011076)

5:15 p.m.
Ptolemy's justification for the study of mathematics.
Jacqueline Feke*, Stanford University
(1067011575)

5:45 p.m.
Seventeenthcentury debates on ratio and proportionality revisited.
Antoni Malet*, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
(1067012423)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Mathematics of Computation: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Applications, II
Borgne Room, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University brenner@math.lsu.edu
ChiWang Shu, Brown University

2:15 p.m.
Applications of recovery techniques in finite element methods.
Ahmed A. Naga*, Applied Automation Technologies, Inc.
Zhimin Zhang, Wayne State University
(106765652)

2:45 p.m.
A Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method for SteadyState ConvectionDiffusionReaction Problems.
Bernardo Cockburn, University of Minnesota
Bo Dong*, Drexel University
Johnny Guzman, Brown University
Marco Restelli, MaxPlanckInstitut für
Riccardo Sacco, Politecnico di Milano
(1067651771)

3:15 p.m.
Discontinuous Galerkin Schemes for VlasovPoisson Systems.
Yingda Cheng*, Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Irene M Gamba, University of Texas at Austin
Phillip J Morrison, University of Texas at Austin
(106765363)

3:45 p.m.
Superlinear convergence of MINRES.
Valeria Simoncini, Univeristy of Bologna
Daniel B Szyld*, Temple University
(1067651904)

4:15 p.m.
Template Matching via $l_1$ regularization with Application to Hyperspectral Imaging.
Zhaohui Guo*, University of California, Los Angeles
Stanley Osher, University of California, Los Angeles
(1067491080)

4:45 p.m.
Multilevel Algorithms for Infinitedimensional Integration on $\mathbb{R}^{\mathbb{N}}$.
Ben Niu*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Fred J. Hickernell, Illinois Institute of Technology
Klaus Ritter, Fachbereich Mathematik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Schloßgartenstr. 7, Darmstadt , Germany
Thomas MüllerGronbach, Universität Passau, Germany
(1067651797)

5:15 p.m.
Fast Spectral Sparse Grid Methods for High Dimensional Nonperiodic Problems.
Haijun Yu*, Purdue University
Jie Shen, Purdue University
(1067651681)

5:45 p.m.
Visibility based pursuitevasion and related control problems.
Ryo Takei*, University of California, Los Angeles
(1067491522)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Nonlinear Waves and Integrable Systems, II
Napoleon B1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Gino Biondini, State University of New York at Buffalo biondini@buffalo.edu
Barbara Prinari, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

2:15 p.m.
A Burgers model for striped pattern formation in the strong bending regime.
Nicholas M Ercolani*, University of Arizona
(106735883)

2:45 p.m.
Numerical solution of the NovikovVeselov equation.
Ryan Croke, Colorado State University
Matti J Lassas, University of Helsinki
Jennifer L Mueller*, Colorado State University
Samuli Siltanen, University of Helsinki
Andreas Stahel, Bern University of Applied Sciences
(106735970)

3:15 p.m.
Matrix exponential methods to derive exact solutions of nonlinear evolution equations.
Cornelis Van Der Mee*, University of Cagliari
Francesco Demontis, University of Cagliari
(1067341195)

3:45 p.m.
On classical and radiating strain solitary waves in layered waveguides.
Karima Khusnutdinova*, Loughborough University, UK
Galina Dreiden, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia
Alexander Samsonov, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia
Irina Semenova, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia
(106735723)

4:15 p.m.
Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Characterizing Nonlinear Wave Dynamics in ModeLocked Lasers.
J. Nathan Kutz*, University of Washington
(10673578)

4:45 p.m.
Oblique Shock Waves in Dispersive Eulerian Fluids.
Mark A. Hoefer*, North Carolina State University
(106776822)

5:15 p.m.
Population dynamics models for pulse dynamics in broadband fiber optics communication systems.
Avner Peleg*, State University of New York at Buffalo
Quan Nguyen, State University of New York at Buffalo
(106735540)

5:45 p.m.
Linear Stability of Gap Solitons in Onedimensional Periodic Media.
Guenbo Hwang*, University of Vermont
Triantaphyllos R Akylas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jianke Yang, University of Vermont
(1067351057)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quadratic Forms in Algebra and Geometry, II
Napoleon C2, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Jorge F. Morales, Louisiana State University morales@math.lsu.edu
Anne QueguinerMathieu, Université de Paris 13

2:45 p.m.
The gamma filtration and codimension 3 cycles on projective homogeneous varieties.
Skip Garibaldi*, Emory University
Kirill Zainoulline, University of Ottawa
(106714984)

3:15 p.m.
Zero Cycles on Principal Homogeneous Spaces under Semisimple Groups.
Jodi A. Black*, Emory University
(106711959)

3:45 p.m.
Levels and Pythagoras numbers of commutative rings.
David B. Leep*, University of Kentucky
(1067111282)

4:15 p.m.
The 3Pfister number of quadratic forms.
Mélanie Raczek*, Université Catholique de Louvain
(106712476)

4:45 p.m.
The Graded Witt Group Kernel of Biquadratic Extensions in Characteristic Two.
Bill Jacob*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Roberto Aravire, Universidad Arturo Prat
(106712757)

5:15 p.m.
Higher dimensional localglobal principles.
David Harbater, University of Pennsylvania
Julia Hartmann, Aachen University
Daniel Krashen*, University of Georgia
(1067122199)

5:45 p.m.
Semiorderings and stability index under field extensions.
Karim Johannes Becher, Universität Konstanz
David B Leep, University of Kentucky
Claus Schubert*, SUNY Cortland
(106711524)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Techniques in Musical Analysis, II
Napoleon B3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Robert W. Peck, Louisiana State University rpeck@lsu.edu
Thomas M. Fiore, University of Michigan at Dearborn

2:15 p.m.
Eine Kleine Mathmusik: Six Mathematical Compositions for Bridges Pécs 2010.
Rachel Wells Hall*, Saint Joseph's University
(1067001056)

2:45 p.m.
Fokker's `Periodicity Blocks', Hellegouarch's `Natural Scales', and my `Generated Tone Systems'.
Marek Zabka*, Department of Musicology, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
(106720943)

3:15 p.m.
The Coin Problem, Central Words, and Guido of Arezzo.
David L. Clampitt*, The Ohio State University
(106705688)

3:45 p.m.
Wellformed Scales and Alteration: An Arithmetic Investigation into Music Notation.
Thomas Noll*, Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, Barcelona: Departament de Teoria i Composició
(1067201040)

4:15 p.m.
Massively allinterval voiceleading structures.
Jonathan Wild*, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
(106705792)

4:45 p.m.
The Rational Number System as a Generator of Musical Form.
Robert Wannamaker*, California Institute of the Arts
(1067001961)

5:15 p.m.
Topology of Musical Data.
William A. Sethares*, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
(106755321)

5:45 p.m.
Towards Gestural Music Analysis.
Guerino Bruno Mazzola*, University of Minnesota, School of Music
(106718483)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Integral Geometry: Analysis and Applications, II
Napoleon C3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Gaik Ambartsoumian, University of Texas, Arlington
Gestur Olafsson, Louisiana State University
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University todd.quinto@tufts.edu
Boris S. Rubin, Louisiana State University

2:15 p.m.
Singular value decomposition for the truncated Hilbert transform.
Alexander Katsevich*, University of Central Florida
(106744929)

2:45 p.m.
Local Inversion of the Sonar Transform Regularized by the Approximate Inverse.
Eric Todd Quinto*, Tufts University
Andreas Rieder, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Thomas Schuster, Helmut Schmidt Universität
(106792187)

3:15 p.m.
Microlocal properties for the slanthole SPECT operator.
Raluca Felea*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Todd Quinto, Tufts University
(106744432)

3:45 p.m.
Local rigidity results for Riemannian metrics on a manifold with boundary.
James Vargo*, Texas A&M University
(1067531335)

4:15 p.m.
$L^2$wellposedness for Schrödinger type equations on $\bold{S}^n$.
Tomoyuki Kakehi*, Okayama University
(1067352010)

4:45 p.m.
The Admissibility Problem for Radon transforms on projective spaces over finite fields.
Eric L Grinberg*, University of Massachusetts, Boston
David V. Feldman, University of New Hampshire
(1067521959)

5:15 p.m.
On simplexes determined by fractal subsets of the Euclidean space.
Alex Iosevich*, University of Rochester
(106742417)

5:45 p.m.
Partial Abel Transforms on DamekRicci spaces and their application.
William O. Bray*, University of Maine
(106742112)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Application of Stochastic Differential Equations and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, II
Maurepas Room, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Armando Arciniega, University of Texas at San Antonio armando.arciniega@utsa.edu
Edward J. Allen, Texas Tech University
Sivapragasam Sathananthan, Tennessee State University
Mahmoud Anabtawi, American University of Sharjah

2:15 p.m.
Immortal Particle for a Catalytic Branching Process.
Min Kang*, North Carolina State University
(106760467)

2:45 p.m.
Hybrid network dynamic inequalities under hereditary and random perturbations.
Gangaram S Ladde*, University of South Florida
(1067601941)

3:15 p.m.
On a class of abstract measuredependent stochastic evolution equations.
Mark A McKibben*, Goucher College
(106760360)

3:45 p.m.
Generalized Random Differential Inequalities and Applications.
Jinghan Meng*, University of South Florida
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida
(1067601980)

4:15 p.m.
Dynamic Modeling of Network Externality.
Arnut Paothong*, University of South Florida
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida
(1067621011)

4:45 p.m.
Machine learning methods in Finance.
Kandethody M Ramachandran*, University of South Florida
(1067601978)

5:15 p.m.
Stochastic models for heat flow in a cylinder.
Edward W. Swim*, Sam Houston State University
Mark P. Adams, United States Army
(1067652038)

5:45 p.m.
On Optimal Harvesting Problems in Random Environments.
Qingshuo Song, City University of Hong Kong
Richard Stockbridge, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Chao Zhu*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(106760409)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analytic and Geometric Methods in Representation Theory, II
Conde, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Leticia Barchini, Oklahoma State University leticia@math.okstate.edu
Hongyu He, Louisiana State University

2:15 p.m.
Eigenspace representations for homogeneous spaces.
Sigurdur Helgason*, MIT
(106722323)

3:15 p.m.
The BelkaleKumar cup product and relative Lie algebra cohomology.
William Graham*, University of Georgia
Sam Evens, University of Notre Dame
(1067221929)

3:45 p.m.
A realization of an irreducible unitary representation.
Juhyung Lee*, Oklahoma State University
(1067221242)

4:15 p.m.
Geometric models for the spectra of certain Gelfand pairs associated with Heisenberg groups.
Gail Ratcliff*, East Carolina University
Chal Benson, East Carolina University
(106743813)

4:45 p.m.
Equivariant Cohomology Class Formulas for $K$Orbit Closures in the Flag Variety.
Benjamin J Wyser*, University of Georgia
(1067142105)

5:15 p.m.
Ramanujan's master theorem for symmetric spaces.
Gestur Olafsson*, Louisiana State University
Angela Pasquale, Univeristy of Metz, France
(106722909)

5:45 p.m.
Square integrable harmonic spinors.
Roger Zierau*, Mathematics Department, Oklahoma State University
Leticia Barchini, Mathematics Department, Oklahoma State University
(1067221295)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Napoleon C1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Joshua B. Barnard, University of South Alabama
Pallavi Dani, Louisiana State University pdani@math.lsu.edu

2:15 p.m.
On (co)homological characterizations of exact groups.
Jacek Brodzki, University of Southampton
Graham A. Niblo, University of Southampton
Piotr W. Nowak*, Texas A&M University
Nick J. Wright, University of Southampton
(106720370)

2:45 p.m.
Reduced 1cohomology and relative (T).
Talia Fernos*, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Alain Valette, Universite de Neuchatel
(1067202422)

3:15 p.m.
Extremality of the rotation quasimorphism on the modular group.
Joel Louwsma*, California Institute of Technology
(1067571530)

3:45 p.m.
Stable commutator length and maps from bounded surfaces to closed surfaces.
Matthew B. Day*, California Institute of Technology
(106757682)

4:15 p.m.
What is a cross ratio?
Francois Labourie*, Universite ParisSud, Orsay
(1067511350)

4:45 p.m.
Hyperplane arrangements in negatively curved manifolds and relative hyperbolicity.
Igor Belegradek, Georgia Institute of Technology
G. Christopher Hruska*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1067202414)

5:15 p.m.
Local Quasiconvexity of Groups acting on Small Cancellation Complexes.
Eduardo MartínezPedroza*, McMaster University
Daniel T. Wise, McGill University
(106720563)

5:45 p.m.
Conjugacy classes of solutions to systems of equations over hyperbolic groups.
Daniel Groves*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Henry Wilton, California Institute of Technology
(1067201392)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebraic and Analytic Geometry for LowDimensional Varieties, II
Napoleon D2, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Mika K. Seppala, Florida State University
Tanush Shaska, Oakland University
Emil Volcheck, National Security Agency volcheck@acm.org

2:15 p.m.
Rational curves on cubic hypersurfaces.
Izzet Coskun*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jason Starr, SUNY Stony Brook
(1067141220)

2:45 p.m.
Existence and computation of rational general solutions of parametrizable ODEs.
Franz Winkler*, RISC, J. Kepler University Linz, Austria
(106714573)

3:15 p.m.
Computations in Cubic Function Fields of Characteristic Three.
Jonathan Webster*, Bates College
(106711726)

3:45 p.m.
The arithmetic of genus two curves.
Lubjana Beshaj*, University of Vlora, Vlora, Albania
Tanush Shaska, Oakland University
(106714810)

4:15 p.m.
The Inverse Galois Problem with minimal ramification over function fields.
Nigel Boston, University of WisconsinMadison
Meghan De Witt*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1067121991)

4:45 p.m.
Isotopic Approximations of Singular Algebraic Curves.
Michael A Burr*, Fordham University
Sung Woo Choi, Duksung Women's University
Ben Galehouse, MaxPlanckInstitut für Informatik
Chee K Yap, Courant Institute, NYU
(1067142129)

5:15 p.m.
Class Number and Regulator Computation in Purely Cubic Function Fields of Unit Rank Two.
Eric J Landquist*, Kutztown University
Felix Fontein, University of Calgary
Renate Scheidler, University of Calgary
(1067111939)

5:45 p.m.
Ideals of curves given by points.
Elisabetta Fortuna, University of Pisa
Patrizia Gianni, University of Pisa
Barry M Trager*, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center
(1067142271)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Modeling in Environmental Economics, II
Napoleon D3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University nahritonenko@pvamu.edu
Yuri Yatsenko, Houston Baptist University

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions of Inverse Problems, Signal Processing, and Imaging, I
Frontenac, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida znashed@mail.ucf.edu

2:15 p.m.
Quantitative photoacoustics and other hybrid inverse problems.
Guillaume Bal*, Columbia University
(1067351726)

2:45 p.m.
Compressive imaging by the MUSIC algorithm.
Albert Fannjiang*, UC Davis
(106768278)

3:15 p.m.
Inverse scattering via nearfield imaging.
Gang Bao*, Zhejiang University and Michigan State University
Junshan Lin, Michigan State University
(1067781198)

3:45 p.m.
Satellite Gravity Gradiometry (SGG).
Willi Freeden*, University of Kaiserslautern
(1067862429)

4:15 p.m.
Identification of interfaces using the pressure parts (or the shear parts) of the elastic waves.
Drossos Gintides, National Technical University of Athens
Mourad Sini*, RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences
(106735342)

4:45 p.m.
Shape Reconstruction based on Integral Invariants: Theory and Applications.
Thomas Fidler*, Computational Science Center, University of Vienna, Austria
(1067651197)

5:15 p.m.
Generalized local regularization of linear inverse problems, with application to Volterra problems in $L^p$spaces.
Cara D. Brooks*, Michigan State University
Patricia K. Lamm, Michigan State University
(1067451775)

5:45 p.m.
Image and Data Fusion.
Todd Wittman*, UCLA
(1067942177)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part A
Using video case studies in teaching a proofbased gateway course to the mathematics major.
IIe de France III, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
James T. Sandefur, Georgetown University
Connie M. Campbell, Milllsaps College
Kay Somers, Moravian College

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part A
Getting mathematics majors to think outside the book: Course activities that promote exploration, discovery, conjecture, and proof.
IIe de France I, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg College doree@augsburg.edu
Jill Dietz, St. Olaf College
Brian P. Hopkins, St. Peter's College

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part A
Learning discrete mathematics via historical projects.
IIe de France II, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Jerry M. Lodder, New Mexico State University
Guran Bezhanishvili, New Mexico State University
David J. Pengelley, New Mexico State University
Janet H. Barnett, Colorado State University, Pueblo

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Statistics
Balcony N, 4th Floor, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
Supporting Women in STEM fields: The $Wi^2STEM$ Club"s Impact on Student Members at Clayton State University.
Michelle York*, Clayton State University
Catherine Matos, Clayton State University
Mary HudachekBuswell, Clayton State University
(1067622280)

2:30 p.m.
Fair Regulation and Calculation Of Scores In Competitions Involving Judges' assessment.
Chengyu Liu*, University of WisconsinMadison
Wei Pan, Capital Medical University
(1067621875)

2:45 p.m.
Applying Recurrent Event Survival Analysis on China One child one family policy.
Boubakari Ibrahimou*, Western Kentucky University
(1067621155)

3:00 p.m.
A Poisson Approximation for the Number of klMatches II.
Michael Donders*, McDaniel College
Katherine Grzesik, SUNY Oswego
Chelsea Ross, East Tennessee State University
Heather Shappell, Arcadia University
(1067621774)

3:15 p.m.
The Power Cauchy Distribution: Derivation, Description, and Composite Models.
Brian T Rooks*, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Amy C Schumacher, BirminghamSouthern College
(106762170)

3:30 p.m.
Zero Inflated Exponential Distribution.
Sougata Dhar, University of Texas  Pan American
Santanu Chakraborty*, University of Texas  Pan American
(106762595)

3:45 p.m.
Optimal designs for rational function regression.
David Papp*, Rutgers University
(1067621111)

4:00 p.m.
Preliminary Report on the Power of the Bootstrap Ratio Test for Normality.
Maria E. Calzada, Loyola University New Orleans
Holly M. Gardner*, Loyola University New Orleans
(1067621144)

4:15 p.m.
Characterizations of tdistribution via conditional expectations of order statistics.
George P Yanev*, The University of Texas  Pan American
M Ahsanullah, Rider University
(1067621167)

4:30 p.m.
Tail Dependence Density of Vine copulas.
Peiling Wu*, Math Department of Washington State University
(1067621384)

4:45 p.m.
Increased Adaptivity in Smoothed Polynomial Histograms with Application to Massive and PreBinned Datasets.
Galen I Papkov*, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1067621418)

5:00 p.m.
Estimating VarianceMean Mixtures of Normals.
Hasan Hamdan, James Madison University
Ling Xu, James Madison University
Holly Gardner, Loyola University New Orleans
Sam Helmich, Winona State University
Caitlin Steiner*, College of William & Mary
Kevin Stoll, BaldwinWallace College
(1067621492)

5:15 p.m.
The Joint Distribution of Surplus Immediately Before Ruin And The Deficit at Ruin Under Interest Force.
Kumer Pial Das*, Lamar University
Md. Shamim Sarker, Lamar University
(1067622185)

5:30 p.m.
A novel Algorithm for ellipse fitting.
Ali A AlSharadqah*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(106762719)

5:45 p.m.
On the Comparison of One Stage and Two Stage Selection Procedures in Bayes Approach.
Jin Tan*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1067621657)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Topics in Algebra
La Galerie 5, 2nd Floor, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
The Invariance and the General Cohomology Comparison Theorems.
Alin Stancu*, Columbus State University
(1067181719)

2:30 p.m.
An approach to the stable derived category via model categories.
Daniel Bravo*, Wesleyan University
(106718866)

2:45 p.m.
Lower Algebraic Ktheory of virtually free groups.
Seshendra Pallekonda*, King's College, PA
(1067191288)

3:00 p.m.
Combining Triple Diagonal Forms.
Edward Eugene Rehkopf*, University of Southern Indiana
(1067151997)

3:15 p.m.
Determinants of sum of orbits under compact Lie group.
Mary Clair Thompson*, Auburn University
TinYau Tam, Auburn University
(1067152040)

3:30 p.m.
The cprank and rank of a completely positive matrix.
Wasin So*, San Jose State University
Changqing Xu, Zhejiang A&F University
(106715506)

3:45 p.m.
Solution Theory for Bilinear Systems of Equations.
Dian Yang*, College of William and Mary
(106715182)

4:00 p.m.
Spectral Analysis of NonHermitian Matrices.
Philip V Vu*, Williams College
Matthew Coudron, University of Minnesota
(106715387)

4:15 p.m.
The Energy of Graphs.
Audrey Margaret Hubbard*, Ave Maria University
Christian Matthew Woods, University of Pittsburgh
(106715155)

4:30 p.m.
Euclidean Squared Distance Matrices.
Thomas Milligan*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1067152062)

4:45 p.m.
Numerical stability of an algorithm for the complete CS decomposition.
Brian D. Sutton*, RandolphMacon College
(1067152209)

5:00 p.m.
Behavior of Ritz Values for Normal Matrices and Jordan Blocks.
Russell L Carden*, Rice University
Mark Embree, Rice University
Derek Hansen, Rice University
(1067151712)

5:15 p.m.
Computation of zero forcing number for some families of graphs.
Darren D. Row*, Iowa State University
(1067151303)

5:30 p.m.
A Monte Carlo Algorithm for Computing Dot Products with Application to Information Retrieval.
Sylvester David ErikssonBique, University of Helsinki
Mary Katherine Solbrig*, Reed College
Michael Stefanelli, College of New Jersey
Sarah Warkentin, Harvey Mudd College
Ralph Abbey, North Carolina State University
Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University
(106715472)

5:45 p.m.
Applying SimonAndo Theory to Data Clustering.
Charles D. Wessell*, North Carolina State University
Carl D. Meyer, North Carolina State University
(106715553)

6:00 p.m.
Multilinear Algebra and Tensors.
William R Henderson*, James Madison University
Jeffrey M Wyman, James Madison University
Carla D Martin, James Madison University
Misha E Kilmer, Tufts University
(10671554)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, II
Napoleon D1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton

2:15 p.m.
Study of Polynomial Solutions to Certain Diophantine Equations.
Emel Demirel*, Montclair State University
Aihua Li, Montclair State University
(106797739)

2:30 p.m.
On Somos' dissection identities.
Zhu Cao*, University of Mississippi
(1067112334)

2:45 p.m.
Higher order sptfunctions.
F. G. Garvan*, University of Florida
(1067112000)

3:00 p.m.
On the transcendence of Fourier and other infinite series.
Chester J Weatherby*, University of Delaware
(1067112299)

3:15 p.m.
Limiting structure for some central binomial evaluations.
John R. Greene*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(106711938)

3:30 p.m.
The $k$Zeckendorf Array.
Curtis N Cooper*, University of Central Missouri
(1067111277)

3:45 p.m.
Enumeration of Triangles in Rational Residue Graphs.
Mark Budden, Western Carolina University
Nicole Calkins, Armstrong Atlantic State University
William Nathan Hack, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Joshua K Lambert, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Kimberly Thompson*, Armstrong Atlantic State University
(1067111528)

4:00 p.m.
Enumeration of Triangles in Quartic Residue Graphs.
Mark Budden, Western Carolina University
Nicole Calkins*, Armstrong Atlantic State University
William Nathan Hack, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Joshua K Lambert, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Kimberly Thompson, Armstrong Atlantic State University
(1067111029)

4:15 p.m.
A connection between Hopf orders and Laurent series.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(1067111987)

4:30 p.m.
Random Additive 3Bases & Sumfree Sets.
Chang Mou Lim*, Yale University
Nicholas George Triantafillou, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1067111872)

4:45 p.m.
On Nathanson's problem in number theory and geometric group theory.
Krishanu Roy Sankar*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1067111094)

5:00 p.m.
Lipschitz Bounds for Rational Functions De fined over the Berkovick Projective Line over an Algebraically Closed and Complete NonArchimedean Field.
Stephen Edward Winburn*, University of Georgia
(1067111718)

5:15 p.m.
EZADS Inputs which Produce HalfFactorial Block Monoids.
Jeffrey A Manning*, California Institute of Technology
(1067111074)

5:30 p.m.
A Note on the Power Subgroups of the Modular Group.
Omer Yayenie*, Murray State University
(106711362)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education, II
Cornet Room, 8th Floor, Sheraton

2:15 p.m.
Items for Assessment of Mathematical Content Knowledge for Secondary Teachers.
Hugo Rossi*, University of Utah
(1067971252)

2:30 p.m.
Prospective Teachers\rq Selfassessment Based on Reflective Writing Assignments in a Preservice Math Course.
James R. Valles Jr*, Texas Tech University
Rebecca Ortiz, Texas Tech University
(106797175)

2:45 p.m.
Numerical Reasoning: An InquiryBased Course for K8 Teachers.
Rachel Cochran, Center for Educational Accountability
Jason Fulmore, Center for Educational Accountability
John C. Mayer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bernadette Mullins*, BirminghamSouthern College
(1067971768)

3:00 p.m.
Connecting Mathematics Learning with Teaching.
Virginia L. Keen*, University of Dayton
(1067971557)

3:15 p.m.
Teaching Mathematics in the Technological Classroom: Teachers Do, Technology Doesn't.
Robert G Page*, Framingham State University
(1067971967)

3:30 p.m.
An Electronic Classroom Model for Mathematics Content Courses.
Brooke E Evans*, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patricia McKenna, Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1067972365)

3:45 p.m.
Aligning middle and high school teachers' teaching to new algebra trends in California.
Imre Tuba*, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley
Jeff Burt, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley
(1067972400)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, III
Southdown Room, 4th Floor, Sheraton

2:15 p.m.
Maximal minimal $k$rankings of caterpillar trees and cycles.
Lauren R. McGough*, MIT
(1067052049)

2:30 p.m.
The Set Chromatic Number of a Directed Graph.
J Larry Langley*, University of the Pacific
K Sarah Merz, University of the Pacific
(1067051351)

2:45 p.m.
Conflict free coloring of (simple) hypergraphs with few edges.
Mohit Kumbhat*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
A Kostochka, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
T Luczak, Emory University
(106705607)

3:00 p.m.
On graph labelings and cyclic $G$designs.
Ryan C Bunge*, Illinois State University
Avapa Chantasartrassmee, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
Charles Vanden Eynden, Illinois State University
(1067052201)

3:15 p.m.
On RosaType Labelings of 3regular Graphs.
Wannasiri Wannasit*, Chiang Mai University
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
(1067052213)

3:30 p.m.
Modular EdgeGraceful Graphs.
Futaba FujieOkamoto*, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
(1067051495)

3:45 p.m.
Hall $m$completable graphs.
Sibel Ozkan, Michigan Technological University
Erik E Westlund*, University of WisconsinMarshfield/Wood County
(1067051651)

4:00 p.m.
Planarized Pascal's triangle mod a general prime $p$ graphs and their Properties.
Heather M. Shappell*, Arcadia University
Katherine Grzesik, SUNY Oswego
Mike Donders, McDaniel College
(1067051723)

4:15 p.m.
Graph Labeling with DistanceTwo Constraints.
Jobby Jacob*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1067052261)

4:30 p.m.
On the $\lambda$numbers of subclasses of generalized Petersen graphs.
Sarah Spence Adams, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Paul Booth*, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Harold Jaffe, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Denise Sakai Troxell, Babson College
Steven Luke Zinnen, Franklin Olin College of Engineering
(1067052058)

4:45 p.m.
Dynamic Monopolies and $k$Conversion Sets in Graph Products and Triangular Grids: Modeling the Spread of Fault in Distributed Network Systems.
Sarah Spence Adams, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Zachary Brass, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Connor Stokes*, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Denise Sakai Troxell, Babson College
Steven Luke Zinnen, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
(1067052103)

5:00 p.m.
Online Degree Ramsey Numbers: Building and Painting Graphs, One Edge at a Time.
David S. Rolnick*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1067052342)

5:15 p.m.
Zero Forcing Sets and Bipartite Circulants.
Seth A. Meyer*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1067052134)

5:30 p.m.
On a $(p,q)$edge coloring of $K_n$.
Zachary Kudlak*, Mount Saint Mary College
Luboš Thoma, University of Rhode Island
(1067051738)

5:45 p.m.
Almostrainbow edgecolorings of some small subgraphs.
Elliot J Krop*, Clayton State University
Irina Krop, DePaul University
(1067051316)

6:00 p.m.
Maxoptimal and sumoptimal labelings of graphs.
Darren A. Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Robert Jamison, Clemson University and The University of Haifa
(1067051270)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, IV
Bayside B, 4th Floor, Sheraton

2:15 p.m.
Monochromatic sums equal to products in $\mathbb{N}$.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
(106705587)

2:30 p.m.
PosetFree Families in Boolean Lattices.
WeiTian Li*, University of South Carolina
(1067051499)

2:45 p.m.
Order in the Conjugacy Decomposition of the Rook Monoid.
Ryan K Therkelsen*, Bellarmine University
(106705805)

3:00 p.m.
Resistance analysis of infinite networks.
Palle E. T. Jorgensen, U. Iowa
Erin P. J. Pearse*, U. Oklahoma
(1067051733)

3:15 p.m.
Efficient Domination of Tessellations and other Infinite Graphs with Extra Symmetry.
Katie Rose Banks*, Harvard University
Chang Mou Lim, Yale University
(1067051414)

3:30 p.m.
On Universal Cycles for new Classes of Combinatorial Structures.
Antonio Blanca*, Georgia Institute of Techonology
(1067051104)

3:45 p.m.
Omnimosaics.
Nicholas George Triantafillou*, University of Michigan  Ann Arbor
Katie R. Banks, Harvard University
(106705964)

4:00 p.m.
The Probability of an Even Number of Hills among Generalized Dyck Paths.
Naiomi T. Cameron*, Lewis & Clark College
(106705703)

4:15 p.m.
Extraordinary Subsets of ${1,2,3, ... ,n}$.
Ralph P. Grimaldi*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(106705850)

4:30 p.m.
A WilfZeilberger Approach to Sums of Choi, Zornig and Rathie.
Samantha Dahlberg, Michigan State University
Timothy Ferdinands, University of Notre Dame
Akalu Tefera*, Grand Valley State University
(1067051179)

4:45 p.m.
A Generalization of AlgorithmZ with Application.
Ae Ja Yee, The Pennsylvania State University
Kagan Kursungoz*, The Pennsylvania State University
(1067051408)

5:00 p.m.
A recursive Construction of Nonbinary de Bruijn Sequences.
Abbas Mahdi Alhakim*, American University of Beirut
Mufutau B Akinwande, Clarkson University
(1067051447)

5:15 p.m.
A Nimtype game played on the complete graph.
Lindsay Anne Merchant*, North Dakota State University
(106705123)

5:30 p.m.
Winning strategy for Chomp Grid with 0, 1, 2, or 3 pieces in the 3rd row.
Crystal L. Bennett*, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Joshua Chukwuka, Morgan State University
Kenneth Berg, University of Maryland
(1067052277)

5:45 p.m.
The 2adic valuation of the complementary Bell numbers.
Valerio De Angelis*, Xavier University of Louisiana
Victor H Moll, Tulane University
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
(1067051614)

6:00 p.m.
Sequences of matchings.
Sarah H Holliday*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(1067051745)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates
Great Ballroom E, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Robert Edward Lewand, Goucher College rlewand@goucher.edu
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University

2:15 p.m.
Algebraic Cryptanalysis as a tool for teaching Cryptology.
Daniel Cabarcas*, University of Cincinnati
(1067C5706)

2:35 p.m.
Cryptography Tools: A Teaching Tool for the Investigation of Classical Cryptography and Cryptanalysis.
Don Spickler*, Salisbury University
(1067C5811)

2:55 p.m.
Group Signature Schemes: How to share a secret without telling it.
Cheryl L. Beaver*, Western Oregon University
(1067C52202)

3:15 p.m.
Cryptography, a Great Topic for Undergraduate Mathematics Courses.
Aihua Li*, Montclair State University
(1067C51942)

3:35 p.m.
A Cryptology Course for the NonMathematician.
Todd Feil*, Denison University
(1067C5446)

3:55 p.m.
A Brief FlyThrough of Cryptology for FirstSemester Students using Active Learning and Common Technology.
Robert Talbert*, Franklin College
(1067C52059)

4:15 p.m.
A firstyear seminar in cryptology.
Robert A Beezer*, University of Puget Sound
(1067C51428)

4:35 p.m.
Student Codebooks: An indepth writing assignment.
Stuart Boersma*, Central Washington University
(1067C5543)

4:55 p.m.
Codes in History, the Arts, and Literature.
Kay E. Smith*, Saint Olaf College
(1067C51192)

5:15 p.m.
Making Cryptography Come Alive.
Kristi Meyer*, Wisconsin Lutheran College
(1067C51315)

5:35 p.m.
Using Cryptography to Show Students that Math is Everywhere.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
(1067C51356)

5:55 p.m.
How to Construct a Spy Dossier.
Peter J. Littig*, University of Washington, Bothell
(1067C51816)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles, I
Grand Chenier Room, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Laura Taalman, James Madison University laurataalman@gmail.com
Robin L. Blankenship, Morehead State University

2:15 p.m.
Twist Untangle and its Discontents.
Sandy Ganzell, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Alex Meadows*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
John Ross, Johns Hopkins University
(1067P11784)

2:35 p.m.
Counting the Number of Hextile Knot Mosaics in a Diagram with Fixed Center and Radius.
Robin Leigh Blankenship*, Morehead State University
Michael Blankenship, Morehead State University
Craig Hamilton, University of Kentucky and Morehead State University
(1067P12340)

2:55 p.m.
Chessboard problems peppered with pawns.
Doug Chatham*, Morehead State University
(1067P1826)

3:15 p.m.
Discovering the Art of Mathematics: StraightCut Origami.
Christine von Renesse*, Westfield State University
Volker Ecke, Westfield State University
(1067P11892)

3:35 p.m.
Tropical determinants and cheating when solving the Rubik's cube.
Thomas J Dinitz*, Colgate University
Matthew Hartman, Xavier University
Jenya Soprunova, Kent State University
(1067P1642)

3:55 p.m.
The 36Cube Puzzle.
W D Wallis*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
(1067P1322)

4:15 p.m.
The minimal number of entries of a solvable Ken Ken.
Philip Cobb*, Queensborough Community College
(1067P1886)

4:35 p.m.
On the Use of Fractional Matchings to Find Pairing Strategy Draws in $N^d$ TicTacToe.
Klay T Kruczek*, Western Oregon University
(1067P1770)

4:55 p.m.
TicTacToe with Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe.
Dennis P. Walsh*, Middle Tennessee State University
(1067P12306)

5:15 p.m.
A Winning Strategy for TicTacToe on an Affine Plane of Order 4.
Matthew P Conlen*, The Fields Institute
Juraj Milcak, The Fields Institute
(1067P12376)

5:35 p.m.
"Fire and Ice".
Mary J. Riegel*, The University of Montana
(1067P11644)

5:55 p.m.
Using SET$^{\circledR}$ to Visualize AG(4,3).
Elizabeth W McMahon*, Lafayette College
Kyle Kalail, Hastings College
(1067P11024)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Getting Students Involved in Writing Proofs
Grand Couteau Room, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu
Jennifer FrankoVasquez, University of Scranton
Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University

2:15 p.m.
On peer grading to improve proof writing.
Xuan Hien Nguyen*, Kansas State University
Andrew Bennett, Kansas State University
(1067G11579)

2:35 p.m.
From Evaluating Proofs to Constructing Proofs.
Kyeong Hah Roh*, Arizona State University
(1067G12239)

2:55 p.m.
(How) Can We Teach Proofs? A Classical Approach.
Bernd S. W. Schroeder*, Louisiana Tech University
(1067G1309)

3:15 p.m.
A Group Project.
Mary K Flagg*, University of Houston
(1067G1456)

3:35 p.m.
Using Bluetooth Technology in a Proof Writing Course.
Firas Y Hindeleh*, Grand Valley State University
(1067G1668)

3:55 p.m.
Using Clickers to Generate Discussion on Writing Proofs.
Shannon R. Lockard*, Bridgewater State University
(1067G12131)

4:15 p.m.
The Lurch Project: A word processor that checks your math.
Nathan C Carter*, Bentley University
Kenneth G Monks, University of Scranton
(1067G12168)

4:35 p.m.
Students of MATH 341, \em{Advances in Number Theory}, 1 (2010), 130.
Sam Vandervelde*, St. Lawrence University
(1067G11757)

4:55 p.m.
Teaching Proofs in Abstract Algebra: How important are proof structure, group work, and student presentations?
Mindy Beth Capaldi*, Valparaiso University
(1067G1911)

5:15 p.m.
Within $\epsilon$ of independence: An attempt to produce independent proofwriters via an IBL approach in a real analysis course.
Dana C. Ernst*, Plymouth State University
Angela Hodge, North Dakota State University
(1067G12358)

5:35 p.m.
Engaging abstract algebra students in the craft of proof writing.
Jennifer A Bergner*, Salisbury University
(1067G11100)

5:55 p.m.
Introducing Proofs to Calculus Students.
Minah Oh*, James Madison University
(1067G11107)

6:15 p.m.
Successful Strategies for Improving the Proof Writing of Linear Algebra Students.
Lesley W Wiglesworth*, Centre College
(1067G12346)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.3:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Harnessing Mobile Communication Devices and Online Communication Tools for Mathematics Education, II
Rhythms II and III, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Michael B. Scott, California State University Monterey Bay mscott@csumb.edu
Jason A. Aubrey, University of MissouriColumbia

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, II
Rhythms I, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu
Thomas F. Banchoff, Brown University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Edwin P. Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point
Nathan Wodarz, University of WisconsinStevens Point

2:15 p.m.
Retesting as a strategy to promote equity.
Dale J Winter*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1067V11490)

2:35 p.m.
Designing Precalculus for a Diverse Audience.
Erich A McAlister*, Fort Lewis College
(1067V11612)

2:55 p.m.
Effects of a Modified Moore Method on Performance, Attitudes and Efficacy in Precalculus.
Brad Bailey*, North Georgia College & State University
(1067V11151)

3:15 p.m.
A comparison of two paths in college level calculus.
Erin Terwilleger Mullen*, University of Connecticut
Amit Savkar, University of Connecticut
(1067V12119)

3:35 p.m.
Implementing a Webbased System for Tagging Errors in Freshman Calculus Using PenTechnology.
Marilyn Reba*, Clemson University
Allen Guest, Clemson University
Calvin Williams, Clemson University
Roy Pargas, Clemson University
(1067V11413)

3:55 p.m.
A quantitative and qualitative comparison of homework structures in a multivariable calculus class.
Judith Lynn Gieger*, Oglethorpe University
John C. Nardo, Oglethorpe University
Karen L. Schmeichel, Oglethorpe University
Leah R. Zinner, Oglethorpe University
(1067V11900)

4:15 p.m.
Student learning and retention of key concepts in sequences and series.
Rebecca J. Schmitz*, University of Minnesota
Harvey Keynes, University of Minnesota
(1067V12088)

4:35 p.m.
What Does it Mean for a Student to Understand the FirstYear Calculus?: Perspectives of 24 Experts.
Kimberly Santucci Sofronas*, Emmanuel College
Thomas C DeFranco, University of Connecticut
Charles Vinsonhaler, University of Connecticut
Nick Gorgievski, Nichols College
Larissa Schroeder, University of Hartford
Chris Hamelin, University of Connecticut
(1067V1203)

4:55 p.m.
Group Work and SelfEfficacy in a Business Calculus Class.
Gregory A Kelsey*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1067V130)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in ServiceLearning at All Levels
St. Jerome, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
KarlDieter S. Crisman, Gordon College karl.crisman@gordon.edu
Rachelle Ankney, North Park University
Robert V. Perlis, Louisiana State University

2:15 p.m.
Opportunities and Challenges in Incorporating ServiceLearning in Mathematical Sciences Programs.
Charles R. Hadlock*, Bentley University
(1067K11465)

2:35 p.m.
Community ServiceLearning in Mathematics: Models for Course Design.
Debra L. Hydorn*, University of Mary Washington
(1067K11296)

2:55 p.m.
Serve While You Learn: A Quantitative Literacy Course.
Karen Batt Stanish*, Keene State College
(1067K12137)

3:15 p.m.
Serving Hope How to build servicelearning into your nonmajor mathematics courses to benefit the local community.
Melinda S Schulteis*, Concordia University, Irvine
(1067K1855)

3:35 p.m.
Just Math: Learning about Justice with Math vs. Doing Justice with Math.
Rachelle M. Ankney*, North Park University
(1067K11507)

3:55 p.m.
Real Data & Service Learning Projects in Statistics.
Brad Bailey*, North Georgia College & State University
Robb Sinn, North Georgia College & State University
(1067K11524)

4:15 p.m.
Mathematical and Moral Development Through ServiceLearning.
KarlDieter Crisman*, Gordon College
(1067K12037)

4:35 p.m.
ServiceLearning in an Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Economics Course.
ShafiiMousavi Morteza*, Indiana University South Bend
Kochanowski Paul, Indiana Univesity South Bend
(1067K176)

4:55 p.m.
Disaster Modeling  Beyond the Numbers.
Benjamin Galluzzo*, Shippensburg University
(1067K12164)

5:15 p.m.
A Model for the Community.
Tim Chartier*, Davidson College
(1067K1913)

5:35 p.m.
A Service Project in a Capstone Modeling Course.
Ethan Berkove*, Lafayette College
(1067K11402)

5:55 p.m.
Northern Territory Maths Camp.
B. Carrigan*, Auburn University
C. Carrigan, Auburn University
B. Kozak, Auburn University
C. Rodger, Auburn University
(1067K11320)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Wavelets In Undergraduate Education, II
Mardi Gras BC, 3rd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Caroline Haddad, SUNY Geneseo haddad@geneseo.edu
Catherine A. Beneteau, University of South Florida
David K. Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patrick J. Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IV
St. Claude, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College kristi.meyer@wlc.edu
Thomas R. Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey

2:15 p.m.
Comparing Circular and Spherical Inversions.
Deirdre L Smeltzer*, Eastern Mennonite University
Owen D Byer, Eastern Mennonite University
(1067Z11470)

2:30 p.m.
Applications of Spherical Inversions.
Owen D Byer*, Eastern Mennonite University
Deirdre L Smeltzer, Eastern Mennonite University
(1067Z11476)

2:45 p.m.
The ${(\text{Colored Cubes})}^3$ Problem.
Ethan Berkove*, Lafayette College
(1067Z11405)

3:00 p.m.
Folding Math Together  A Senior Seminar in Origami.
Cathy W. Carter*, Christian Brothers University
Brittany Nicole Course, Christian Brothers University
Alan Killen, Christian Brothers University
(1067Z12115)

3:15 p.m.
Tiling a square with squares.
Iwan Praton*, Franklin and Marshall College
(1067Z1565)

3:30 p.m.
Platonic Solid Puzzles and Patterns.
Mike Long*, Shippensburg University
(1067Z11957)

3:45 p.m.
Packing the hypercube.
David Offner*, Westminster College
(1067Z11737)

4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Connectivity of Hyperbolic Tilings.
Robin Neumayer*, University of South Carolina
(1067Z12255)

4:15 p.m.
Affine Transformations and Conformal Invariants.
James R. Valles Jr*, Texas Tech University
Alexander Yu. Solynin, Texas Tech University
(1067Z12378)

4:30 p.m.
Nonexistence of regular polygons in the Cartesian plane with vertices at integer coordinates, except for squares.
Jon Davidson*, Southern State Community College
(1067Z11992)

4:45 p.m.
Discussing Symmetries of Polyhedra on their Structures.
Joy Marie D'Andrea*, University of South Florida
(1067Z11415)

5:00 p.m.
A Geodesic and ParallelTransport Based, MassSpringDamper Error Systemon the Euclidean Sphere.
Jason M Osborne*, Frank W. Olin College of Engineering
(1067Z1519)

5:15 p.m.
Contact angle for minimal surfaces in the sphere $S^5$.
Rodrigo Ristow Montes*, Federal University of Parana  UFPR
(1067Z123)

5:30 p.m.
Minimizing networks in Snell Geometry; the SnellSteiner criterion.
J Mealy*, Austin College
Gregory Koch, Austin College
(1067Z11685)

5:45 p.m.
Building a Noncommutative Ring from a Finite Directed Graph.
Michael J Bardzell*, Salisbury University
(1067Z11019)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Applications of Difference and Differential Equations in Ecology and Epidemiology, II
Bayside A, 4th Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Zhilan Feng, Purdue University
Yun Kang, Arizona State University Yun.Kang@asu.edu

2:15 p.m.
A StageStructured Dispersal Model with Constant and Periodic Environments.
Azmy S. Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ross A. Chiquet, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Pei Zhang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(106792545)

2:45 p.m.
The Net Reproductive Number $R_{0}$ for Periodic Matrix Models of Structured Population Growth.
J. M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
A. S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(106792654)

3:15 p.m.
Bifurcation and stability of a Rickertype competition model.
Saber N Elaydi*, Trinity University
(106739670)

3:45 p.m.
A Darwinian dynamics model for the evolution of "comfort behavior" in seabirds.
Shandelle M. Henson*, Andrews University
(106792758)

4:15 p.m.
Recent Results on Control Problems for Chemostats.
Frederic Mazenc, Projet INRIA DISCO, CNRSSupelec
Michael Malisoff*, Louisiana State University
(106792461)

4:45 p.m.
Two Peas in a Pod: Discrete and Continuous LotkaVolterra Competition Systems.
LihIng Wu Roeger*, Texas Tech University
(106739632)

5:15 p.m.
On a Mutation Selection Model.
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Robert J. Sacker*, University of Southern California
(106792605)

5:45 p.m.
Persistence of interacting populations in fluctuating environments.
Sebastian Schreiber*, University of California, Davis
(106792709)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate Students/Young Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
How to interview for a job in the mathematical sciences.
La Galerie 6, 2nd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
David Manderschied, University of NebraskaLincoln
Panelists:
Michael Axtell, College of St. Thomas
Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
James Freeman, Cornell College
David Manderschied,
Sarah Ann Stewart, Belmont University

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Reporting progress: A minisymposium of projects from the NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program.
La Galerie 2, 2nd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Dennis Davenport, NSF DUE
Stephanie Fitchett, NSF DUE
Lee Zia, NSF DUE

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.2:45 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting
La Galerie 1, 2nd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:30 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Differential Topology and Knot Theory
Rosalie, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott

2:30 p.m.
Diffeomorphism Invariants from Topological Quantum Field Theories.
Paul H Drube*, University of Iowa
(1067551921)

2:45 p.m.
A troublesome embedding of the unknot.
Alexander Zupan*, The University of Iowa
(1067572205)

3:00 p.m.
Concordance Genus of Knots.
M Kate Kearney*, Indiana University
(1067572234)

3:15 p.m.
Investigating hyperbolic link complements.
Morwen Thistlethwaite, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Anastasiia Tsvietkova*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(106757335)

3:30 p.m.
Primitive/primitive and primitive/Seifert representatives of knots.
Brandy J Guntel*, The University of Texas at Austin
(106757552)

3:45 p.m.
Fractional powers of Dehn twists.
Kashyap Rajeevsarathy*, University of Oklahoma
(106757933)

4:00 p.m.
Classification of Onesided Incompressible Surfaces in Two Infinite Families of Seifert Fibered Spaces.
Zhenyi Liu*, Schaumburg, IL
(1067571176)

4:15 p.m.
Tunnel One, Fibered Links.
Matt Rathbun*, Michigan State University
(1067571275)

4:30 p.m.
On the $\mathcal{R}$filtration for the Heegaard Floer chain complex of a branched doublecover.
Eamonn Tweedy*, University of California Los Angeles
(1067571994)

4:45 p.m.
KhovanovRozansky Homology and Conway Mutation.
Thomas Jaeger*, Michigan State University
(1067002084)

5:00 p.m.
Connections between Floertype invariants and Morsetype invariants of Legendrian knots.
Michael B. Henry*, The University of Texas at Austin
(1067571497)

5:15 p.m.
HOMFLYPT polynomial and Legendrian links in the solid torus.
Dan Rutherford*, Duke University
(1067572073)

5:30 p.m.
Identifying the Canonical Component for the Whitehead Link.
Emily R Landes*, University of Texas, Austin
(106754967)

5:45 p.m.
An introduction to the Kirby Calculator.
Frank J Swenton*, Middlebury College
(106757325)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers
Mardi Gras D, 3rd Floor, Marriott
Chairs:
Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:45 p.m.6:15 p.m.
AWM Schafer Minisymposium
La Galerie 1, 2nd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Sami Assaf, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Patricia Hersh, North Carolina State University

Thursday January 6, 2011, 3:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Transseries and Ordered Exponential Fields, I
Napoleon B2, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Gerald A. Edgar, The Ohio State University edgar@math.ohiostate.edu
Ovidiu Costin, The Ohio State University
Lou P. van den Dries, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign

3:15 p.m.
On linearly ordered structures of finite rank.
Charles Steinhorn*, Vassar College
(1067031168)

3:45 p.m.
Superexact quasianalytic classes and ominimality.
Tobias Kaiser, Universität Passau, Germany
JeanPhilippe Rolin, Université de Bourgogne, France
Patrick Speissegger*, McMaster University
(106726821)

4:15 p.m.
Transseries: Composition, Recursion, and Convergence.
Gerald A Edgar*, The Ohio State University
(106706661)

4:45 p.m.
Surreal Ordered Exponential Fields.
Philip Ehrlich*, Ohio University
(106706528)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
On the intersection of graphs and geometry.
Great Ballroom AC, 5th Floor, Sheraton
Edward R. Scheinerman*, Johns Hopkins University
(1067A039)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 3:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Laplacian Growth: Visual Mathematics
Rhythms II and III, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research peres@microsoft.com
Lionel Levine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alexander Holroyd, Microsoft Research

Thursday January 6, 2011, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAANCTM Mutual Concerns Committee Panel Discussion
Transition from high school to college: Should there be an alternate to calculus?
La Galerie 6, 2nd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Danny Kaplan, Macalester College
Gregory D. Foley, Ohio University
Thomas R. Butts, University of Texas at Dallas
Al Cuoco, Education Development Center
Michael Shaughnessy, Portland State University
Gail Burrill,

Thursday January 6, 2011, 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Project NExTYoung Mathematicians' Network Poster Session
Napoleon A1A3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Michael Axtell, University of St. Thomas
Kim Roth, Juniata College

Thursday January 6, 2011, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Reception for Undergraduate Students
Gallery Ballroom, 1st Floor, Sheraton

Thursday January 6, 2011, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Current issues in actuarial science education.
Mardi Gras BC, 3rd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Robert Buck, Slippery Rock University
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Kevin Charlwood, Washburn University
Steve Paris, Florida State University
Panelists:
Steve Paris,
Bettye Anne Case,
Robert Buck,

Thursday January 6, 2011, 5:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
AWM Schafer Minisymposium Panel Discussion
Getting started as a research mathematician.
La Galerie 1, 2nd Floor, Marriott
Moderators:
Elizabeth Wilmer, Oberlin College
Panelists:
Linda Green, Dominican University of California
Zvezdelina Stankova, Mills College
Caroline Klivans, University of Chicago
Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Thursday January 6, 2011, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematicians in Business, Industry, and Government Business Meeting
Rhythms I, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Thursday January 6, 2011, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Reception and Business Meeting
La Galerie 2, 2nd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Business Meeting
La Galerie 6, 2nd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor, Sheraton

Thursday January 6, 2011, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Reception and Panel Discussion
Mathematics and democracy ten years later.
La Galerie 6, 2nd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Guest Lecture
La Galerie 2, 2nd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Mathematical problems in systemic risk.
Great Ballroom AC, 5th Floor, Sheraton
George C. Papanicolaou*, Stanford University
(10676002)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 9:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
AWM Reception
Great Ballroom Foyer, 5th Floor, Sheraton
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