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Joint Mathematics Meetings
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston Marriott Hotel, and Boston Sheraton Hotel, Boston, MA
January 47, 2012 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1077
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
Monday January 2, 2012

Monday January 2, 2012, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Computing with Elliptic Curves Using Sage, Part I
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: William Stein, University of Washington wstein@gmail.com

Monday January 2, 2012, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Random Fields and Random Geometry, Part I
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Robert Adler, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology robert@ee.technion.ac.il Jonathan Taylor, Stanford University jonathan.taylor@stanford.edu

Monday January 2, 2012, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Short Course on Discrete and Computational Geometry, Part I
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Satyan L. Devadoss, Williams College Joseph O'Rourke, Smith College
Tuesday January 3, 2012

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 8:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
AMS Department Chairs Workshop
Commonwealth, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Presenters:
Timothy Hodges, University of Cincinnati
John Meakin, University of NebraskaLincoln
Helen Roberts, Montclair State University
Alex Smith, University of WisconsinEau Claire

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop on Statistics: Facilitating Student Projects in Elementary Statistics
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Presenters:
Brad Bailey, North Georgia College & State University
Sherry L. Hix, North Georgia College & State University
Dianna Spence, North Georgia College & State University

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop on Statistics: Identifying and Addressing Difficult Concepts for Students in the Introductory Statistics Course
Gardner, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Presenters:
Marjorie Bond, Monmouth University

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Computing with Elliptic Curves Using Sage, Part II
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: William Stein, University of Washington wstein@gmail.com

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Random Fields and Random Geometry, Part II
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Robert Adler, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology robert@ee.technion.ac.il Jonathan Taylor, Stanford University jonathan.taylor@stanford.edu

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Short Course on Discrete and Computational Geometry, Part II
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Satyan L. Devadoss, Williams College Joseph O'Rourke, Smith College

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop on Statistics: Teaching ModelingBased Calculus
Hampton, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Presenters:
Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College
Daniel Flath, Macalester College
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Eric Marland, Appalachian University

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
WeBWork Consulting Training Session
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Michael Gage, University of Rochester gage@math.rochester.edu

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Board of Governors
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 1:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Council
Salon F, 4th Floor, Marriott

Tuesday January 3, 2012, 3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
New registrations will be accepted until 7:00 p.m. Those who registered in advance may pick up materials until 8:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Corridor, opposite Hall C, Hynes
Wednesday January 4, 2012

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
2nd Floor Corridor, opposite Hall C, Hynes

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Coding Theory, I
Dartmouth, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Sarah Spence Adams, Olin College of Engineering Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University gmatthe@clemson.edu Judy L. Walker, University of NebraskaLincoln

8:00 a.m.
Symmetric Group Testing.
Amin Emad*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Jun Shen, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Olgica Milenkovic, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077941403)

8:30 a.m.
On Sums of Locally Testable Affine Invariant Properties.
Eli BenSasson, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Elena Grigorescu*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ghid Maatouk, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Amir Shpilka, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Madhu Sudan, Microsoft Research New England, Cambridge, MA
(1077681230)

9:00 a.m.
Flexible coding schemes with applications to emerging memory technologies.
Lara Dolecek*, EE Department, UCLA
(1077941779)

9:30 a.m.
Highrate Codes with Sublineartime Decoding.
Swastik Kopparty, Rutgers
Shubhangi Saraf, Institute for Advanced Study
Sergey Yekhanin*, Microsoft Research
(1077681057)

10:00 a.m.
Codes from separable linearized polynomials and associated RiemannRoch spaces.
Justin D. Peachey*, Clemson University
(1077141896)

10:30 a.m.
Asymmetric Quantum Codes from TwoPoint Divisors on Algebraic Curves.
Martianus Frederic Ezerman, Laboratoire d'Information Quantique, Universit{é} Libre de Bruxelles
Radoslav M Kirov*, San Francisco, CA
(1077941810)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Algebraic Statistics
Room 302, Hynes Organizers: Seth Sullivant, North Carolina State University smsulli2@ncsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
What is an algebraic statistical model?
Luis David GarciaPuente*, Sam Houston State University
(1077AA1821)

8:30 a.m.
Hypothesis testing on tensors.
Dustin Cartwright*, Yale University
(1077AA2393)

9:00 a.m.
Graphical models and monoidal categories.
Jason Morton*, Penn State
(1077AA2366)

9:30 a.m.
Binary Cumulant Varieties.
Bernd Sturmfels*, UC Berkeley
Poitr Zwiernik, IPAM UCLA
(1077AA34)

10:00 a.m.
Betti numbers of ideals from graphs.
Alexander Engström*, Aalto University
(1077AA2461)

10:30 a.m.
Species trees from gene trees.
Elizabeth S. Allman*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
James H. Degnan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
John A. Rhodes, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1077AA291)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry, I
Room 204, Hynes Organizers: BoHae Im, ChungAng University, South Korea Jennifer JohnsonLeung, University of Idaho Jennifer Paulhus, Grinnell College paulhusj@grinnell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Infinite rank of elliptic curves over the maximal abelian extension of Q.
BoHae Im*, ChungAng University, Seoul, Korea
Michael Larsen, Indiana University
(1077111759)

8:30 a.m.
Arithmetic Progressions in the $x$coordinates on Mordell Curves.
Alejandra Alvarado*, Purdue University
Edray Herbert Goins, Purdue University
(1077111757)

9:00 a.m.
Rational linear spaces on hypersurfaces over quasialgebraically closed fields.
Todd Cochrane, Kansas State University
Craig V. Spencer, Kansas State University
HeeSung Yang*, Dartmouth College
(107711376)

9:30 a.m.
MordellWeil groups via ArtinSchreier extensions.
Rachel Pries*, Colorado State University
Douglas Ulmer, Georgia Institute for Technology
(1077111829)

10:00 a.m.
A variety with many points over a finite field.
Jared S Weinstein*, Boston University
(1077111854)

10:30 a.m.
De Rham cohomology of ArtinSchreier curves in characteristic two.
Arsen Elkin*, University of Warwick
Rachel Pries, Colorado State University
(107714435)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Classical Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 104, Hynes Organizers: William O. Bray, University of Maine bray@math.umaine.edu Mark A. Pinsky, Northwestern University

8:00 a.m.
The $L^p$Operator Norm of a Perturbation of the Martingale Transform.
Nicholas Boros*, Michigan State University
(1077421083)

8:30 a.m.
Variation and oscillation inequalities for convolution products.
Anna Savvopoulou*, Indiana University South Bend
Karin Reinhold, University at Albany
(10772879)

9:00 a.m.
An $L^2$ metric limit theorem for Wiener measure on manifolds with nonpositive sectional curvature.
Thomas Albert Laetsch*, UC San Diego
(1077602511)

9:30 a.m.
Decay of spherical means of Fourier transforms and distance sets of measures.
Bassam H. Shayya*, American University of Beirut
(107742115)

10:00 a.m.
Funk, Cosine, and Sine Transforms on Stiefel and Grassmann Manifolds. The Fourier Transform Approach.
Boris Rubin*, Louisiana State University
(107742726)

10:30 a.m.
Intrinsic square function and almostorthogonality on homogeneous spaces.
Caroline Sweezy, New Mexico State University
James Michael Wilson*, University of Vermont
(107742399)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications, I
Wellesley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Michael Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

8:00 a.m.
Open Problems and Conjectures in Difference Equations.
Gerasimos E. Ladas*, University of Rhode Island
(107739490)

8:30 a.m.
Further Consequences of the mM Theorem.
Gabriel Lugo*, University of Rhode Island
Frank Palladino, University of Rhode Island
(1077391642)

9:00 a.m.
General Allee effect and semistability in planar difference equations.
Saber N Elaydi*, Trinity University
George Livadiotis, Soutwest Research Institute
(1077391259)

9:30 a.m.
Convergence of periodically forced ranktype equations.
Tyrus Berry*, George Mason University
Tim Sauer, George Mason University
(107739669)

10:00 a.m.
On Periodic Trichotomies.
Frank J. Palladino*, University of Rhode Island
(107739470)

10:30 a.m.
On Rational Difference Equations with Nonnegative Periodic Coefficients.
Yevgeniy Kostrov, Xavier University
Zachary Kudlak*, Mount Saint Mary College
(1077391260)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamical Systems in Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry, I
Room 200, Hynes Organizers: Patrick Ingram, University of Waterloo, Canada Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Clayton Petsche, Hunter College (CUNY) cjpetsche@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Fixedpointfree elements of iterated monodromy groups.
Rafe Jones*, College of the Holy Cross
(1077372716)

8:30 a.m.
On the prime divisors in zero orbits of families of commuting polynomials.
Jason Bell, Simon Fraser University
Kevin Doerksen*, Simon Fraser University
(1077112109)

9:00 a.m.
Periods of rational maps modulo primes.
Benjamin Hutz*, CUNY Graduate Center
Robert L Benedetto, Amherst College
Dragos Ghioca, University of British Columbia
Par Kurlberg, KTH
Thomas Scanlon, Univer of California Berkeley
Thomas J Tucker, University of Rochester
(1077111703)

9:30 a.m.
A dynamical system for elliptic divisibility sequences.
Joseph H. Silverman, Brown University
Katherine E. Stange*, Stanford University
(1077111267)

10:00 a.m.
Projective varieties covered by trivial families.
Anupam Bhatnagar*, New York University
(1077142726)

10:30 a.m.
Algebra, Geometry, and Dynamics of PseudoReal Maps.
Joseph H. Silverman*, Brown University
Michael Zieve, University of MIchigan
(107737172)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Generalized Cohomology Theories in Engineering Practice, I
Provincetown, 4th Floor, Marriott Organizers: P. Robert Kotiuga, Boston University prk@bu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Cohomology in electromagnetic modelling.
Pawel Dlotko*, Institute of Computer Science, Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Ruben Specogna, Unit of Electrical Engineering, Department DIEGM, University of Udine
(1077552353)

8:30 a.m.
Cohomology Ring: Algorithmic approach.
Tomasz Kaczynski*, Université de Sherbrooke
Marian Mrozek, Jagiellonian University Krakow
(1077551404)

9:00 a.m.
Hodge Theory and the Netflix Problem.
LekHeng Lim*, University of Chicago
(1077912946)

10:00 a.m.
Cohomology reveals when helicity is a diffeomorphism invariant.
Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia
Jason Parsley*, Wake Forest University
(1077532888)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Groups, Algorithms, Complexity, and Theory of Security, I
Room 101, Hynes Organizers: Maggie Habeeb, City University of New York Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York dkahrobaei@gc.cuny.edu

8:00 a.m.
Automorphisms and isomorphism of finite pgroups.
James B Wilson*, Colorado State University
(107720919)

8:30 a.m.
Polynomialtime isomorphism test for groups with abelian Sylow towers.
László Babai, the University of Chicago
Youming Qiao*, Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Tsinghua University
(1077681157)

9:00 a.m.
On restricting free factors in relatively free groups.
Lucas Sabalka*, Binghamton University
Dmytro Savchuk, Binghamton University
(1077201122)

9:30 a.m.
Algorithms in \textsf{GAP} for permutability and Sylow permutability in finite groups.
Adolfo BallesterBolinches, Universitat de València
Ramon EstebanRomero*, Universitat Politècnica de València
(1077201079)

10:00 a.m.
Statistics about curves on surfaces.
Moira Chas*, Stony Brook University
Steven Lalley, University of Chicago
Keren Li, Stony Brook University
Bangrui Chen, Stony Brook University
(107757357)

10:30 a.m.
Infinite primitive permutation groups whose set of subdegrees has a finite upper bound.
Simon M. Smith*, Syracuse University
(107720716)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Hyperbolicity in Manifolds and Groups, I
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: David Futer, Temple University dfuter@temple.edu Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University

8:00 a.m.
Exponential decay in the mapping class group.
Joseph Maher*, College of Staten Island, CUNY
(107757311)

8:30 a.m.
On genericity of pseudoAnosovs in the Torelli group.
Justin Malestein*, Temple University
Juan Souto, University of British Columbia
(1077511212)

9:00 a.m.
Mapping class groups and covers of surfaces.
Thomas Koberda*, Harvard University
(1077201323)

9:30 a.m.
Triangulations of hyperbolic 3manifolds admitting strict angle structures.
Craig D. Hodgson, University of Melbourne
J. Hyam Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
Henry Segerman*, University of Melbourne
(107757588)

10:00 a.m.
Handlebody filling and the Heegaard tree.
Jesse Johnson*, Oklahoma State University
(107757571)

10:30 a.m.
Rank and genus of 3manifolds.
Tao Li*, Boston College
(107757589)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Local Field Properties, Microstructure, and Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Media, I
Suffolk, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Silvia Jiménez, Worcester Polytechnic Institute silviajimenez@wpi.edu Bogdan Vernescu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Industry, I
Room 109, Hynes Organizers: Kirk E. Jordan, IBM T. J. Watson Research Donald Schwendeman, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute Burt S. Tilley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Suzanne L. Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute sweekes@wpi.edu

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, I
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu

8:00 a.m.
NonSpatial and Spatial Models in Bioeconomics.
Jon M. Conrad*, Cornell University
Martin D. Smith, Duke University
(107749319)

9:00 a.m.
Modeling the Economics of Water: Progress and Challenges.
James F. Booker*, Economics Department and Environmental Studies Department, Siena College
Richard E. Howitt, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
Ari M. Michelsen, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Robert A. Young, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University
(1077912238)

9:30 a.m.
Accounting for Habitat Damage Increases the Economic Optimality of Marine Reserves.
Holly V. Moeller*, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Michael G. Neubert, Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
(1077922201)

10:00 a.m.
Features of biologically realistic fishery models frequently used in fish stock assessment.
Terrance J. Quinn II*, Juneau Center, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1077922194)

10:30 a.m.
Species Diversity, Fishing Induced Change In Carrying Capacity And Sustainable Fisheries Management.
Worku T. Bitew*, Farmingdale State College
Wisdom Akpalu, Farmingdale State College
(1077921320)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on SetValued Optimization and Variational Problems, I
Fairfield, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Andreas H. Hamel, Yeshiva University Akhtar A. Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology aaksma@rit.edu Miguel Sama, E.T.S.I. Industriales

8:00 a.m.
Global Metric Regularity.
A. L. Dontchev*, Mathematical Reviews
(1077491302)

8:30 a.m.
A new derivative concept for setvalued functions.
Andreas H. Hamel*, Yeshiva University New York
(1077491878)

9:00 a.m.
The Smallest Intersecting Ball Problem and the Smallest Enclosing Ball Problem: Theoretical Analysis.
Mau Nam Nguyen*, University of TexasPan American
Cristina Villalobos, University of TexasPan American
(1077901715)

9:30 a.m.
Coderivative Analysis of QuasiVariational Inequalities in Asplund Spaces.
Nhi Nguyen*, Carleton University
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
(1077492776)

10:00 a.m.
KKT conditions for a nonconvex vector optimization problem.
Miguel Sama*, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Bienvenido Jimenez, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Vicente Novo, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
(1077901507)

10:30 a.m.
Some remarks on stochastic variational inequalities with applications to equilibrium problems.
Baasansuren Jadamba*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Akhtar A. Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology
Fabio Raciti, University of Catania, Italy
(1077492168)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Several Complex Variables and Multivariable Operator Theory, I
Room 108, Hynes Organizers: Ronald Douglas, Texas A&M University John McCarthy, Washington University mccarthy@math.wustl.edu

8:00 a.m.
Regularity of Weighted Bergman Projections.
Yunus E Zeytuncu*, Texas A&M University
(107732656)

8:30 a.m.
$H^1$ and dyadic $H^1$ in multiparameter settings.
Sergei Treil*, Brown University
(1077422052)

9:00 a.m.
Compactness of Hankel operators on convex domains.
Zeljko Cuckovic*, University of Toledo, Ohio
Sonmez Sahutoglu, University of Toledo, Ohio
(107747467)

9:30 a.m.
The spectrum and essential spectrum of Toeplitz operators.
Carl Sundberg, University of Tennessee
Dechao Zheng*, Vanderbilt University
(107747642)

10:00 a.m.
Fundamental Agler Decompositions.
Kelly Bickel*, Washington University in St. Louis
(107746677)

10:30 a.m.
Carleson Measures for BesovSobolev Spaces and NonHomogeneous Harmonic Analysis.
Brett D. Wick*, Georgia Insitute of Technology
(107732798)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Analysis (in honor of HuiHsiung Kuo), I
Room 107, Hynes Organizers: Julius Esunge, University of Mary Washington jesunge@umw.edu Aurel Stan, Ohio State University

8:00 a.m.
YangMills heat equation with $H_{1/2}$ initial data in three dimensions.
Leonard Gross*, Cornell University
(1077352216)

9:00 a.m.
Some aspects of modelling dependence in copula based Markov Chains.
Martial Longla*, University of Cincinnati
Magda Peligrad, University of Cincinnati
(107760443)

9:30 a.m.
New Itô formula with application to linear SDEs with anticipating initial conditions.
HuiHsiung Kuo, Louisiana State University
Anuwat SaeTang, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Benedykt Szozda*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
(1077601336)

10:00 a.m.
The Gambler's Ruin Problem for a Class of Nonstationary Markov Chains.
Mark Burgin, UCLA
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
David Luu, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1077601307)

10:30 a.m.
Modeling Healthcare Data Using Markov Decision Process.
Kumer Pial Das*, Lamar University
(1077601561)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory: Structure and Symmetry, I
Room 102, Hynes Organizers: Jonathan L. Gross, Columbia University Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University ttucker@colgate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Applications of Discrete Morse Theory to Certain Complexes of Bounded Degree Graphs.
Luke P. Diaz*, New Mexico State University
(1077551143)

8:30 a.m.
Topological Symmetry Groups of Complete Graphs.
Erica Flapan, Pomona College
Blake Mellor*, Loyola Marymount University
Ramin Naimi, Occidental College
(10775793)

9:00 a.m.
Rotation systems for $2$complexes in orientable $3$manifolds.
Thomas Tucker*, Colgate University
Ergun Akleman, Texas A&M University
Jianer Chen, Texas A&M University
Jonathan Gross, Columbia University
(1077051062)

9:30 a.m.
Chmutov's generalized duality and the gem representation of embedded graphs.
Mark Ellingham*, Vanderbilt University
(1077051582)

10:00 a.m.
A recent progress in map enumeration.
Roman Nedela*, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovak rep.
(107705848)

10:30 a.m.
Abelian coverings of the platonic maps.
Gareth A. Jones*, University of Southampton
(107720685)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Trends in Representation Theory, I
Room 103, Hynes Organizers: Donald King, Northeastern University Alfred Noel, University of Massachusetts, Boston anoel1956@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
KazhdanLusztig polynomials for disconnected groups.
David A. Vogan*, MIT
(10772287)

8:30 a.m.
Generalized HarishChandra Modules for Mixed Subgroups.
Annegret Paul, Western Michigan University
Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University
Wai Ling Yee*, University of Windsor
(1077221916)

9:00 a.m.
Unipotent representations for Sp(p,q) and O*(n).
Dan M Barbasch*, Cornell University
Peter A Trapa, University of Utah
(1077221044)

9:30 a.m.
Unitary Representations of Double Covers of Linear Groups.
Annegret Paul*, Western Michigan University
(1077221572)

10:00 a.m.
On the classification of some unitary representations.
S. A. Salamancariba*, New Mexico State University
A. Pantano, University of California, Irvine
A. Paul, Western Michigan University
(1077222107)

10:30 a.m.
Lefschetz Functors for the Metaplectic Group.
Benjamin Trahan*, University of Utah
(1077221415)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, I
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu Craig Fraser, University of Toronto Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Schemes in Babylonian Astral Medicine.
John Steele*, Brown University
(107701455)

8:30 a.m.
Proportion Theory in Medieval Astronomical Works.
Henry T. Zepeda*, Dept. of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma
(1077012662)

9:00 a.m.
On Finding Times of True Syzygy in the Fifteenth Century: Melchion de Friquento's Eclipse Tables of 1437.
Richard L. Kremer*, Dartmouth College
(107701556)

9:30 a.m.
The Evolution of Geometry in ancient China, from the newly discovered Shu and Suan shu shu bamboo texts to the Nine Chapters.
Joseph W. Dauben*, Herbert H. Lehman College, The CIty University of New York
(107701501)

10:00 a.m.
Who reads mathematics? A case study from Mesopotamia.
Duncan J. Melville*, St. Lawrence University
(1077011669)

10:30 a.m.
Euclid's Elements in Spanish, during the XVII century.
Alejandro R. Garciadiego*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(10770182)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing, I
Room 207, Hynes Organizers: Damir Dzhafarov, University of Chicago and University of Notre Dame Jeff Hirst, Appalachian State University jlh@cs.appstate.edu Carl Mummert, Marshall University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on the Mathematics of Decisions, Elections, and Games, I
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: KarlDieter Crisman, Gordon College karl.crisman@gordon.edu Michael Jones, Mathematical Reviews Michael Orrison, Harvey Mudd College

8:00 a.m.
The Separability Problem in Referendum Elections: Some Recent Developments.
Jonathan K. Hodge*, Grand Valley State University
(107791651)

8:30 a.m.
Break.

9:00 a.m.
Variablepopulation voting rules.
Marcus J. Pivato*, Trent University
(107791133)

9:30 a.m.
Coalitions and Cliques in the School Choice Problem.
Sinan Aksoy, University of Chicago
Adam Azzam, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Chaya Coppersmith, Bryn Mawr College
Julie Glass, California State University East Bay
Gizem Karaali*, Pomona College
Xueying Zhao, Mount Holyoke College
Xinjing Zhu, Mount Holyoke College
(107791126)

10:00 a.m.
Symmetry in Voting Theory: The BordaKemeny Spectrum and Beyond.
KarlDieter Crisman*, Gordon College
(1077911410)

10:30 a.m.
The geometry of influence: weighted voting and hyperellipsoids.
Nicolas Houy, Ecole Polytechnique, France
William S. Zwicker*, Union College
(107791580)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Arts and Mathematics, Together Again, I
Room 311, Hynes Organizers: Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
Limits of Picture Sequences.
Craig M. Johnson*, Marywood University
(1077B11047)

8:20 a.m.
Using Escher's Work to Demonstrate Symmetries of the Plane.
Jeffrey W Clark*, Elon University
(1077B192)

8:40 a.m.
A family of butterfly patterns.
Douglas Dunham*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(1077B12738)

9:00 a.m.
Art First: How Artists Discovered the Projective Plane Before Mathematicians Knew It Was There.
Meg Dillon*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(1077B11238)

9:20 a.m.
Polyhedral Modularity in a Special Class of Decagram Based Interlocking Star Polygons.
Reza Sarhangi*, Towson University, Maryland
(1077B1451)

9:40 a.m.
Recreating a 14th Century 14Pointed Star Polygon Design Found on the Mimbar of the Mausoleum of Barquq in Egypt.
B Lynn Bodner*, Monmouth University
(1077B1430)

10:00 a.m.
Stigmmetry Prints.
Gary R Greenfield*, University of Richmond
(1077B1868)

10:20 a.m.
Between pattern and chance.
Andrzej K Brodzik*, The MITRE Corporation
(1077B1290)

10:40 a.m.
Variation of Parameters.
Anne M. Burns*, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
(1077B1355)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, I
Room 111, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
On Steinhaus Set of Four Points in $\mathbb{R}^2$.
Mingzhi Xuan*, University of North Texas
(107705790)

8:15 a.m.
An alternate proof that any graph that is $mn$colorable is decomposable into two graphs that are $m$colorable and $n$colorable, respectively.
Liam Rafferty*, University of Montana
(1077052903)

8:30 a.m.
Jack Symmetric Functions and the NonOrientability of Rooted Maps.
Michael Andrew La Croix*, Boston, MA
(1077052890)

8:45 a.m.
Break.

9:00 a.m.
Using Ehrhart theory for solving combinatorial problems.
Felix Breuer*, San Francisco State University
(1077052874)

9:15 a.m.
A new clustering algorithm.
Yezhou Wu*, West Virginia University
CunQun Zhang, West Virginia University
(1077052784)

9:30 a.m.
Quasiresidual and quasiderived Hadamard designs.
Tariq A Alraqad*, Northern State University
Mohan Shrikhande, Central Michigan University
(1077051235)

9:45 a.m.
Packing trees into complete bipartite graphs.
Susan L Hollingsworth*, Edgewood College
(1077052842)

10:00 a.m.
An additive version of Ramsey's theorem.
Andy Parrish*, University of California, San Diego
(1077052802)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Effective Use of Dynamic Mathematical Software in the Classroom, I
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: M. E. Waggoner, Simpson College murphy.waggoner@simpson.edu Therese Shelton, Southwestern University

8:00 a.m.
Exploring regressions through Geometer's Sketchpad and Microsoft Excel.
Brandon Milonovich*, Syracuse University
(1077D51201)

8:20 a.m.
Using Geometer's Sketch Pad to examine whether the SSA condition in Euclidean geometry is always ambiguous.
Jennifer Bergner*, Salisbury University
(1077D51700)

8:40 a.m.
From Dilation to Similarity  an Exploration Using Geometer's Sketchpad.
Margaret L. Morrow*, SUNY Plattsburgh
(1077D52828)

9:00 a.m.
Epsilons and Deltas with GeoGebra.
Jason McCullough*, University of California, Riverside
(1077D51499)

9:20 a.m.
The Euler Line in GeoGebra.
Philip P. Mummert*, Taylor University
(1077D51769)

9:40 a.m.
An iPadbased activity for learning to sketch the graph of the derivative of a given graph.
Hillary Einziger*, Pennsyvania State University
(1077D5700)

10:00 a.m.
Rolling Wheels: Explore Curve Sketching via GeoGebra and Mathematica.
David A. Brown*, Ithaca College
(1077D5468)

10:20 a.m.
Motions and Rates: Using GeoGebra to Analyze Video Recordings.
Tibor Marcinek*, Central Michigan University
(1077D52854)

10:40 a.m.
WeBWorK labs? A case study in differential equations.
Dan Gries, Hopkins School
Barbara Margolius, Cleveland State University
Felipe Martins*, Cleveland State University
(1077D52542)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis and Operator Theory, I
Room 208, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Picard group of dual operator algebras.
Upasana Kashyap*, The Citadel
(1077461917)

8:15 a.m.
Shrinking and Boundedly complete frames for Banach spaces.
Kevin Beanland, Virginia Commonwealth University
Daniel Freeman*, University of Texas, Austin
Rui Liu, Nankai University
(1077462645)

8:30 a.m.
Boundaries for operator systems.
Craig Kleski*, University of Virginia
(1077462539)

8:45 a.m.
On locally JB*algebras.
Alexander A. Katz*, St. John's University, NY, USA
(1077462212)

9:00 a.m.
Research Experiences in Quantum Information Systems.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1077972251)

9:15 a.m.
Prime $E_0$semigroups.
Christopher Jankowski*, University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Markiewicz, BenGurion University of the Negev
Robert Powers, University of Pennsylvania
(1077462193)

9:30 a.m.
A Browder topological degree theory for multivalued pseudomonotone perturbation of maximal monotone operators.
Teffera M. Asfaw*, University of South Florida
Athanassios G. Kartsatos, University of South Florida
(107746494)

9:45 a.m.
On a version of dual space characterization of real Locally C*algebras.
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University, NY
Oleg Friedman*, Touro College/Lander College for Men, NY & UNISA, Pretoria, RSA
(1077461717)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:25 a.m.
AMS Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Room 308, Hynes

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics
Room 312, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
Break.

8:15 a.m.
A Study of Hudson Food Web and its Competition Graph.
Urmi GhoshDastidar*, NYCCT, CUNY
Margaret Cozzens, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Steven Lora, NYCCT, CUNY
Alma CabralReynoso, NYCCT, CUNY
(1077VH2851)

8:30 a.m.
Asymptotically normal distribution of some tree families relevant for phylogenetics.
Eva Czabarka, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Peter Erdos, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary
Virginia Johnson*, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Anne Kupczok, Center for Integrative Bioinformatics, Vienna
Laszlo Szekely, University of South Carolina, Columbia
(1077VH1962)

8:45 a.m.
The mechanisms behind the evolution of cooperation.
Candace Ohm*, Florida State University
(1077VH1711)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics in Computed Tomography.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University
(1077VH2024)

9:15 a.m.
Model for selfpolarization and motility of keratocyte fragments.
Falko Ziebert, Physikaisches Institut
Sumanth Swaminathan*, Northwestern University
Igor Aronson, Argonne National Laboratory
(1077VH2882)

9:30 a.m.
Computing Stable Models of Logic Programs Using Metropolis Type Algorithms.
Jeffrey Remmel, UC San Diego
Alex Brik*, UC San Diego
(1077VH1789)

9:45 a.m.
A course on preHispanic Latin American mathematical ideas.
Colleen Duffy*, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
(1077VH657)

10:00 a.m.
A course in spherical geometry and its applications for math majors.
Marshall A Whittlesey*, California State University San Marcos
(1077VH1708)

10:15 a.m.
Creating an Institutional Interdisciplinary Culture with Mathematicians at the Lead.
Gerald Kobylski*, United States Military Academy
Hilary DeRemigio Fletcher, United States Military Academy
(1077VH2319)

10:30 a.m.
Boston University Students' Interdisciplinary Activities.
Emma Previato*, Boston University
(1077VH2415)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, I
Room 105, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
On nonexponential models of prebiological evolution.
Georgiy P Karev*, National Center for Biotechnological Information, NIH
(1077922494)

8:15 a.m.
A DataDriven Approach to Modeling the Effect of Disease on the Immune System.
Anne Elizabeth Yust*, BirminghamSouthern College
Shlomo Ta'asan, Carnegie Mellon University
(107792268)

8:30 a.m.
Health safety nets can break cycles of poverty and disease: a stochastic ecological model.
Calistus Ngeh Ngonghala*, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
(1077922714)

8:45 a.m.
Measuring Information Storage and Transfer in Swarms.
X Rosalind Wang, CSIRO Information and Communications Technology Centre
Jennifer M Miller*, University of Delaware
Joseph T Lizier, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Mikhail Prokopenko, CSIRO Information and Communications Technology Centre
Louis F Rossi, University of Delaware
(1077922588)

9:00 a.m.
Discrete and Continuous Approaches to Modeling of Cell Movement in the Presence of a Foreign Stimulus.
Alicia PrietoLangarica*, University of Texas at Arlington
Hristo Kojouharov, University of Texas at Arlington
Benito ChenCharpentier, University of Texas at Arlington
(1077922522)

9:15 a.m.
A numerical approximation and parameter estimation for modeling bee pollination: an application of the ShigesadaKawasakiTeramoto model.
Kamuela E Yong*, The University of Iowa
Yi Li, Wright State University
Stephen D Hendrix, The University of Iowa
(1077922521)

9:30 a.m.
Invariant Based Quartet Puzzling for Phylogentic Reconstruciton.
Joseph Rusinko*, Winthrop University
(1077921009)

9:45 a.m.
A continuum model for the simultaneous growth and deformation of biofilms.
Jared A. Hicks*, Northwestern University
David L. Chopp, Northwestern University
(1077922794)

10:00 a.m.
MicroRNA Target Modeling via Clustering of mRNA Microarray Data.
Frederick A Adkins*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1077922778)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, I
Room 203, Hynes Organizers: R. Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster rpasteur@wooster.edu

8:00 a.m.
Streaking: Finding the probability for various batting streaks.
Stanley Rothman*, Quinnipiac University Hamden Connecticut
(1077G160)

8:20 a.m.
What is the True Probability of Getting a Hit?
Jeffrey W. Heath*, Centre College
Ian M. Powell, Centre College
(1077G11114)

8:40 a.m.
The Baseball Simulator: Accurately Simulating Major League Baseball Games with a Minimum Number of Statistics.
Robert Franzosa*, University of Maine
(1077G1618)

9:00 a.m.
Individual player productivity in baseball and basketball can be measured in a Mathematically coherent fashion using playbyplay data.
Charles T Zahn*, San Diego, California
(1077G11197)

9:20 a.m.
Beyond Regression: Using Learning Machines to Predict NBA Performance.
Andrew Larsen*, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
Kali Wickens, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
(1077G11417)

9:40 a.m.
Pursuing an optimal statisticallybased model for NFL prediction.
Andrew D. Blaikie*, College of Wooster
Gabriel J. Abud, College of Wooster
John A. David, Virginia Military Institute
R. Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster
(1077G11467)

10:00 a.m.
Boxing in Basketball: A RoundByRound Analysis of the College Game.
Paul P. Britton*, Davidson College
Carl R. Yerger, Davidson College
(1077G1738)

10:20 a.m.
Seed Distributions for the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament: Why it May Not Matter Who Plays Whom.
Sheldon H. Jacobson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Alexander G. Nikolaev, University of Buffalo
Douglas M. King, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Adrian J. Lee, CITERI
(1077G1607)

10:40 a.m.
Using sports to inspire and teach math to the nonmajor.
Chris M. Jones*, Saint Mary's College of California
(1077G11194)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Mechanics and Mathematical Physics, I
Room 303, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Continuum equations from a model of stepflow.
Nicholas O. Kirby*, University of Kentucky
(1077742807)

8:15 a.m.
The effect of a surface tension on the stress field near a curvilinear crack.
Anna Zemlyanova*, Texas A&M University
(107774516)

8:30 a.m.
Exact Results for Effective Tensors of FiberReinforced Elastic Composites.
Meredith Hegg*, Temple University
(107774250)

8:45 a.m.
Identifying jet noise source based on highfidelity numerical simulations of round and chevron jet flows.
Hyunsun Lee*, Florida State University
Ali Uzun, Florida State University
M. Yousuff Hussaini, Florida State University
(1077762481)

9:00 a.m.
Characteristics of Nonsymmetric Edge Flames in Narrow Channels.
Joanna A Bieri*, University of Redlands
(1077762164)

9:15 a.m.
Hydrodynamic effects of spines: A different spin.
Hoa V Nguyen*, Center for Computational Science, Tulane University
(1077761470)

9:30 a.m.
Singularities in the complex plane for deep water waves.
Gregory R Baker*, The Ohio State University
Chao Xie, Austin, Texas
(1077761898)

9:45 a.m.
Analytic solution of the effect of slip condition on magnetohydrodynamic Stokes flow due to an oscillating wall.
Sherif M Azeez, Delaware State University
Dawn A Lott*, Delaware State University
Pablo Suarez, Delaware State University
(1077761370)

10:00 a.m.
Mixed convection in viscoelastic flow due to a stretching sheet.
Antonio Mastroberardino*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1077762077)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations and Special Functions
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Break.

8:15 a.m.
Competition between two phytoplankton species under predation and allelopathic effects.
JeanJacques KengwoungKeumo*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(1077342754)

8:30 a.m.
On the Solvability of Nonlinear SturmLiouville Problems.
Zachary J. Abernathy*, Winthrop University
Jesus Rodriguez, North Carolina State University
(1077341940)

8:45 a.m.
Existence of Positive Solutions of a Second Order Right Focal Boundary Value Problem.
Douglas R. Anderson, Concordia College
Richard I. Avery, Dakota State University
Johnny Henderson, Baylor University
Xueyan Liu*, Baylor University
(1077341857)

9:00 a.m.
Stability of solutions for fractional differential equations.
Namjip Koo*, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea
Sung Kyu Choi, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea
(1077341794)

9:15 a.m.
Break.

9:30 a.m.
Topological Aspects of Stability of Trajectories.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(107734160)

9:45 a.m.
On the Approximation of the Lower Generalized Incomplete Gamma Function,Arising in Heat Conduction Problems.
Mohamed T Boudjelkha*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(10773381)

10:00 a.m.
On the asymptotic behavior of the solutions to the replicator equation.
Faina Berezovskaya*, Howard University
(1077342231)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Undergraduate Research, I
Room 110, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Algebraic Tchoukaillon Representations.
Fanya WyrickFlax*, Bard College
Benjamin Warren, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1077001424)

8:15 a.m.
Adinkra Phase Graphs.
Jasper O WeinrichBurd*, Bard College
(1077002221)

8:30 a.m.
Mathematics of Sowing Games.
Spencer O Sims*, Oakwood University
Amanda Fernandez, James Madison University
Qian Zhang, James Madison University
Tyesha Hall, James Madison University
Mikias Kidane, James Madison University
(1077002282)

8:45 a.m.
Periodicity and asymptotics of Tchoukaillon sequences.
David Creech*, Central Michigan University
Jeff Anway, Longwood University
(1077002894)

9:00 a.m.
The Magic Behind Franklin Magic Circles.
Maxsimino Aviles Montes*, Sam Houston State University
Katie Watkins, Sam Houston State University
Tatiana Kovyrshina, Sam Houston State University
(1077012224)

9:15 a.m.
AN EPQ Model for Deterioration Items and Exponential Demand Rate Taking into Account the Time Value of Money.
Vikram Jeet Singh*, Dehradun
(1077032928)

9:30 a.m.
Families of HalfTransitive Graphs.
Nate R Harman*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
(1077051966)

9:45 a.m.
Lower bounds on cliques of $(2,m)$agreeable graphs.
Benjamin J. Maguire*, LenoirRhyne University
Thierry Zell, LenoirRhyne University
(107705855)

10:00 a.m.
A Turántype Problem for Circular Arc Graphs.
Rosalie J. Carlson*, Harvey Mudd College
Stephen Flood, University of Notre Dame
Kevin W. O'Neill, Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(107705136)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Capstone Course: Innovations and Implementations, I
Room 310, Hynes Organizers: Kathryn Weld, Manhattan College Kathryn.weld@manhattan.edu Agnes Rash, St. Joseph's College

8:00 a.m.
Capstone Course: Why it didn't work for us.
Sandra Fillebrown*, Saint Joseph's University
(1077C1437)

8:20 a.m.
Problem Seminar: A Capstone Course.
Kathryn Weld*, Manhattan College
(1077C11764)

8:40 a.m.
The Right Model Makes All The Difference!
Rachel Esselstein*, California State University, Monterey Bay
(1077C1668)

9:00 a.m.
A Course in Experimental Mathematics.
Marc Chamberland*, Grinnell College
(1077C12531)

9:20 a.m.
Assessing Mathematics and MathematicsSecondary Education Majors through a Senior Seminar Capstone Experience.
Marcella Louise Wallowicz CSFN*, Holy Family University
(1077C11383)

9:40 a.m.
Our capstone course  principles and tasks.
Greisy Winicki Landman*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1077C1213)

10:00 a.m.
A Capstone Course for Secondary Education Students.
Rosemary C Farley*, Manhattan College
(1077C11673)

10:20 a.m.
Showcasing students' mathematical understanding through portfolios: A capstone course for mathematics majors on a secondary teaching track.
Pete Johnson*, Eastern Connecticut State University
Hari P. Koirala, Eastern Connecticut State University
(1077C1181)

10:40 a.m.
Using ErrorEliciting Problems via a Classroom Voting System in a Capstone Course to Foster Conceptual Understanding and Mathematical Habits of Mind.
Kien H Lim*, University of Texas at El Paso
(1077C127)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Probabilistic Combinatorics
Room 206, Hynes Organizers: Jacob Fox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology fox@math.mit.edu PoShen Loh, Carnegie Mellon University

8:00 a.m.
From random graphs to graph limits and graphlets.
Fan Chung*, University of California, San Diego
(1077052756)

8:30 a.m.
A natural barrier for random greedy hypergraph matching.
Patrick Bennett, Carnegie Mellon University
Tom Bohman*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1077052399)

9:00 a.m.
Approximaing Minimum Linear Ordering Problems.
Prasad Tetali*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1077682203)

9:30 a.m.
Chromatic number, clique subdivisions, and the conjectures of Hajós and ErdősFajtlowicz.
Jacob Fox*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077052881)

10:00 a.m.
Bisections of graphs.
Choongbum Lee, UCLA
PoShen Loh*, Carnegie Mellon University
Benjamin Sudakov, UCLA
(1077052334)

10:30 a.m.
Analysis of a simple 2matching algorithm on a random graph.
Alan Frieze*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1077051318)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Exhibit Hall C, Hynes

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Mathematics and Technology, I
Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:15 a.m.
An assessment of the use of an Interactive Electronic Text on student engagement and learning in PreCalculus and Calculus at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
Terrence R Blackman*, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
(1077VI2779)

8:30 a.m.
An Innovative Approach to Derivative Instruction Using Technology to Explore Local Straightness.
Jason Samuels*, City University of New YorkBMCC
(1077VI2406)

8:45 a.m.
Using Dynamic Sketches to Help Calculus Students Develop and Integrate Coherent Mental Models of the Formal Definition of the Limit of a Sequence.
Beth Cory*, Sam Houston State University
Ken W. Smith, Sam Houston State University
(1077VI2847)

9:00 a.m.
Clickers in the Calculus II Classroom.
Ellen M Ziliak*, Benedictine University
(1077VI199)

9:15 a.m.
Building Intuition and Computational Skills with Maplets for Calculus.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina
(1077VI1127)

9:30 a.m.
Break.

9:45 a.m.
Motion Sensor Activities for Middle School Algebra.
Kimberly Arp*, Cabrini College
Ellen Panofsky, Cabrini College
(1077VI2932)

10:00 a.m.
Making proofs click: Classroom response systems in transitiontoproof courses.
Robert Talbert*, Grand Valley State University
(1077VI2059)

10:15 a.m.
Exploratory Activities for College Geometry.
Barbara E. Reynolds, Cardinal Stritch University
William E. Fenton*, Bellarmine University
(1077VI1043)

10:30 a.m.
Exploring Graph Theory Utilizing The OEIS, Wolfram Alpha, and Mathworld.
Jay Lawrence Schiffman*, Rowan University
(1077VI43)

10:45 a.m.
Using Octave (a freeware version of Matlab) to generate close calls for Fermat's last theorem.
Arthur J. Rosenthal*, Salem State University
(1077VI2817)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Research in Geometry and Linear Algebra
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:15 a.m.
Break.

8:30 a.m.
Geometry of cubics.
Sam Northshield*, SUNYPlattsburgh
(1077VJ2717)

8:45 a.m.
Minimumsize convex decompositions in d dimensions.
Carlos M. Nicolas*, UNCGreensboro
(1077VJ1737)

9:00 a.m.
A Characterization of Homeomorphisms on Cantor Sets by Orbit Structures.
Casey L Sherman*, Baylor University
(1077VJ2191)

9:15 a.m.
The LogConvex Density Conjecture and vertical surface area in warped products.
Sean P Howe*, Leiden University
(1077VJ992)

9:30 a.m.
Break.

9:45 a.m.
Unitary Similarity To a Complex Symmetric Matrix And Its Extension to Orthogonal Symmetric Lie Algebra.
Brice Merlin Nguelifack*, Auburn University
Huhua Liu, Auburn University
TinYau Tam, Auburn University
(1077VJ739)

10:00 a.m.
Moment Formulas for Ensembles of Classical Compact Groups.
Steven J. Miller*, Williams College
Geoffrey S Iyer, University of Michigan
(1077VJ1903)

10:15 a.m.
Distribution of Eigenvalues of Weighted, Structured Matrix Ensembles.
Karen Shen*, Stanford University
Olivia Beckwith, Harvey Mudd College
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1077VJ601)

10:30 a.m.
A functional equation for a prehomogeneous vector space and unitary representations of $GL(2n,R)$.
Juhyung Lee*, Oklahoma State University
(1077VJ2856)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:15 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, and Statistics, I
Room 209, Hynes

8:15 a.m.
Numerical methods for stochastic differential equations.
Robert D Wooster*, West Point
(1077602480)

8:30 a.m.
On the Volatility of Binomial Option Pricing Model.
Constantine Georgakis*, DePaul University
(1077602327)

8:45 a.m.
How fed policy makes financial markets chaotic or not.
James M. Haley*, Point Park University
(1077602953)

9:00 a.m.
The rate of decay of the Wiener sausage in a local Dirichlet space.
Lee R Gibson, Indiana University  Southeast
Melanie A Pivarski*, Roosevelt University
(1077602751)

9:15 a.m.
Encoding and Counting Strings.
Jennifer D Herdan*, East Tennessee State University
Melinda Lanius, East Tennessee State University
(1077602749)

9:30 a.m.
Bistable systems with Stochastic Noise: Virtues and Limits of effective Langevin equations for the Thermohaline Circulation strength.
Valerio Lucarini*, Klimcampus, University of Hamburg
(1077602523)

9:45 a.m.
Numerical solutions of quantile hedging for guaranteed minimum death benefits under a regimeswitching jumpdiffusion formulation.
Yumin Wang*, University of Misouri, St Louis
Zuo Jin, Wayne State University
George Yin, Wayne State University
(1077602533)

10:00 a.m.
On the directions for which directional critical exponents are equal in inhomogeneous percolation models.
Matthew R. A. Sedlock*, Johns Hopkins University
John C Wierman, Johns Hopkins University
(1077602613)

10:15 a.m.
Random Additive Bases and Mixed Sidon Sets.
Vince Lyzinski*, Johns Hopkins University
Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University
Chang Mou Lim, University of Chicago
Nicholas George Triantafillou, University of MichiganAnn Arbor
(1077602208)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:20 a.m.10:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Touch It, Feel It, Learn It: Tactile learning Activities in the Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom, I
Room 313, Hynes Organizers: Jessica Mikhaylov, U.S. Military Academy jessica.mikhaylov@usma.edu Julie Barnes, Western Carolina University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:20 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, I
Room 202, Hynes Organizers: Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu Thomas Banchoff, Brown University Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University Edwin Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point Nathan Wodarz, University of WisconsinStevens Point

8:20 a.m.
They Can Do It: Applications of a Hybrid Classroom Model in a Traditional Classroom.
Lee Evans*, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Heather Jackson, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Christopher Weld, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Gerald Kobylski, United States Military Academy (USMA)
(1077N12490)

8:40 a.m.
Smartpen Technology as an Instructional Medium.
Jennifer A Czocher*, The Ohio State University
Jenna Tague, The Ohio State University
(1077N11899)

9:00 a.m.
Using and Analyzing Student Confidence in Classroom Voting.
Ann C. Stewart*, Hood College
(1077N12058)

9:20 a.m.
Helping Algebra Students Succeed at Word Problems.
Ibrahim A. Saleh*, Kansas State University
Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University
(1077N12040)

9:40 a.m.
Outside of Class Learning: Perspectives on Mathematics Tutoring Programs at a Community College.
C. Adam Feldhaus*, Columbus State Community College
David L. Reedy, Columbus State Community College
(1077N11364)

10:00 a.m.
Role of Prerequisite Knowledge in Student Learning in Lower Level Mathematics Courses.
Anne Albert*, The University of Findlay
(1077N12660)

10:20 a.m.
Assessing and Improving Quantitative Reasoning Skills with CLA Performance Tasks.
Gerald W. Kruse*, Juniata College
David Drews, Juniata College
(1077N11020)

10:40 a.m.
Using Data to Develop an Adaptive Syllabus for PreCalculus Course at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.
Jane P Coffee*, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Jesenko Vukadinovic, College of Staten Island
(1077N1612)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stability Analysis for Infinite Dimensional Hamiltonian Systems, I
Room 300, Hynes Organizers: Wilhelm Schlag, University of Chicago schlag@math.uchicago.edu Gene Wayne, Boston University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Teaching Introductory Mathematics
Room 201, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:30 a.m.
Money, That's What I Want!
Peter T. Olszewski*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1077VB1381)

8:45 a.m.
Pass with CARE (Clicking AlgebraRelated Education).
Jerry J. Chen*, Suffolk County Community College
MyungChul Kim, Suffolk County Community College
(1077VB1495)

9:00 a.m.
Teaching using the iPad and Air Sketch.
Jason A Price*, Nichols College
(1077VB976)

9:15 a.m.
Minimum Academic Preparation and Performance in First Year Mathematics Courses.
Carrie Muir*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1077VB1681)

9:30 a.m.
The origin of error: A study of the reasons behind common mistakes in introductory Mathematics.
Stefanos Orfanos*, KFUPM
(1077VB1541)

9:45 a.m.
Why Should Any Students Take Developmental Math?
Sheldon P Gordon*, Farmingdale State College
(1077VB1910)

10:00 a.m.
Improving Student Success in Developmental Algebra and Its Impact on Subsequent Mathematics Courses.
William O Bond*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John C Mayer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1077VB2025)

10:15 a.m.
Refocusing Intermediate Algebra.
Don Small*, U.S. Military Academy
(1077VB1391)

10:30 a.m.
Daily Quizzing as a Means of Motivating Review and Preview.
Joshua Ducey*, James Madison University
(1077VB2876)

10:45 a.m.
Growing a Learning Center: From a small, underfunded closet to a popular learning space.
Jim Sobota*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Karoline Auby, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Maighread McHugh, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1077VB2048)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part A
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Salon CD, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part A
Preparing to serve as an outside consultant in the mathematical sciences.
Salon AB, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Kyle Riley, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Nancy Baxter Hastings, Dickinson College

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #14: Part A
Teaching introductory statistics.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Michael Posner, Villanova University
Carolyn Cuff, Westminster College

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
Richard Alo, National Science Foundation
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation
Dean Evasius, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Quantitative support center: Common themes.
Room 306, Hynes
Organizers:
Michael E. Schuckers, St. Lawrence University
Panelists:
Grace Coulombe, Bates College
Cat McCune, Smith College
Mary O'Neill, Hamilton College
Tom Roby, University of Connecticut
Michael E. Schuckers,

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA/NCTM Mutual Concerns Committee Panel Discussion
Why is transition from high school to college important? Issues and next steps.
Room 309, Hynes
Organizers:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
David Bressoud, Macalester College
William McCallum, University of Arizona
Daniel Teague, North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics
Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College
Gail Burrill,

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
2nd Floor Corridor by Veterans Auditorium, Hynes

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Department Liaisons Meeting
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The polynomial method in combinatorial geometry.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Larry Guth*, University of Toronto
(10770508)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
A stratification of the space of all $k$planes in ${\mathbb C}^n$.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Allen Knutson*, Cornell University
(10771428)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall D, Hynes

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Langlands program, trace formulas, and their geometrization, I.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Edward Frenkel*, University of California Berkeley
(10771410)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Mathematics to DIE for: The battle between counting and matching.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Jennifer Quinn*, University of Washington, Tacoma
(1077A004)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Coding Theory, II
Dartmouth, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University gmatthe@clemson.edu Sarah Spence Adams, Olin College of Engineering Judy L. Walker, University of NebraskaLincoln

2:15 p.m.
A Family of Codes with Two Homogeneous Weights.
Eimear Byrne, University College Dublin
Michael Kiermaier, University of Bayreuth
Alison Sneyd*, University College Dublin
(1077052412)

2:45 p.m.
Optimum Distance Profiles and Optimal Subcodes of Binary SelfDual Type II Codes.
Finley Freibert*, University of Louisville
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville
(1077941621)

3:15 p.m.
A coding theory perspective on combinatorial neural codes.
Carina Curto, University of Nebraska
Vladimir Itskov, University of Nebraska
Katherine Morrison*, University of Nebraska
Zach Roth, University of Nebraska
Judy Walker, University of Nebraska
(1077941546)

3:45 p.m.
Pseudocodewords and pseudoweights.
Nigel Boston*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1077941270)

4:45 p.m.
Using Pseudocodewords to Convey Information.
Nathan Axvig*, Virginia Military Institute
(1077941763)

5:15 p.m.
Trellis Behavior Under Dualization.
Elizabeth Weaver*, University of Kentucky
Heide GluesingLuerssen, University of Kentucky
(1077931129)

5:45 p.m.
Hybrid Noncoherent Network Coding.
Vitaly Skachek*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Olgica Milenkovic, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Angelia Nedic, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077941628)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Classical Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 104, Hynes Organizers: William O. Bray, University of Maine bray@math.umaine.edu Mark A. Pinsky, Northwestern University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications, II
Wellesley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Michael Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

2:15 p.m.
On the Nature of Solutions of the Difference Equation $x_{n+1}=x_{n}x_{n3}1$.
Candace M. Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Witold Kosmala, Appalachian State University
(1077391500)

2:45 p.m.
Periodicity In General Delay Nonlinear Difference Equations Using Fixed Point Theory.
Youssef N. Raffoul*, University of Dayton
(1077391340)

3:15 p.m.
Global Asymptotic Behavior of Some Periodically Forced Discrete Nonlinear Population Models.
Vlajko L Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(107739475)

3:45 p.m.
Global Dynamics of Certain Competitive System in the Plane.
Mustafa R. S. Kulenovic*, The University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino, The University of Rhode Island
Mehmed Nurkanovic, University of Tuzla
(107739301)

4:15 p.m.
Patterns of Boundedness of Rational Systems in the Plane.
Emmanouil Drymonis*, University of Rhode Island
(1077391041)

4:45 p.m.
The Global Character of Solutions of Rational Systems in the Plane.
Chris D Lynd*, The University of Rhode Island
(107739750)

5:15 p.m.
The Global Characteristics of a Family of Systems of Piecewise Linear Difference Equations.
E Grove, University of Rhode Island
G Ladas, University of Rhode Island
E Lapierre*, Johnson & Wales University
W Tikjha, Mahidol University
(107739794)

5:45 p.m.
Positive solutions for a system of second order multipoint discrete boundary value problems.
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
Rodica Luca, Gh. Asachi Technical University
(10773930)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamical Systems in Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry, II
Room 200, Hynes Organizers: Patrick Ingram, University of Waterloo, Canada Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Clayton Petsche, Hunter College (CUNY) cjpetsche@gmail.com

2:15 p.m.
Where geodesics go to die.
James M Henle*, Smith College
Frederick V Henle, athenahealth, Inc.
(10775361)

2:45 p.m.
Towards a Dynamical Analogue of Szpiro's Conjecture.
Phillip O Williams*, The Kings College
(1077371474)

3:15 p.m.
Ritt's Theorem and refinements.
Alice Medvedev*, UCBerkeley
Thomas W Scanlon, UCBerkeley
(1077122891)

3:45 p.m.
Multiplier Spectra and the Moduli Space of Degree 3 Morphisms on $\mathbb{P}^1$.
Benjamin Hutz, Graduate Center of CUNY
Michael Tepper*, Division of Science and Engineering, Penn State Abington
(1077111228)

4:15 p.m.
Twisted matings of polynomials.
Xavier Buff, Université Paul Sabatier
Adam Epstein, University of Warwick
Sarah Koch*, Harvard University
(1077371199)

4:45 p.m.
Extending the PolyaCarlson Theorem: When Uniform Limits of Rational Functions are Rational.
Nathan L Walters*, University of Georgia
(1077112165)

5:15 p.m.
Towards a dynamical relative ManinMumford conjecture.
Dragos Ghioca, University of British Columbia
LiangChung Hsia, National Taiwan Normal University
Thomas J Tucker*, University of Rochester
(1077111289)

5:45 p.m.
On a uniform bound for the number of exceptional linear subvarieties in the dynamical MordellLang conjecture.
Joseph H Silverman, Brown University
Bianca Viray*, Brown University
(107737717)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry in Pure and Applied Mathematics (in memory of Benoit Mandelbrot), I
Room 204, Hynes Organizers: Michael L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside Erin Pearse, University of Oklahoma ep@ou.edu Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley University

2:15 p.m.
Fractal structures in functions related to number theory.
Jeffrey C . Lagarias*, University of Michigan
(1077111469)

2:45 p.m.
Complex Dimensions of Cantor Strings and the Riemann Zeros.
Machiel van Frankenhuijsen*, Utah Valley University
(1077112341)

3:15 p.m.
Explicit tube formulas for $p$adic fractal strings.
Hung Lu*, Hawaii Pacific University
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley University
(1077511503)

3:45 p.m.
Multifractal spectra of certain selfsimilar measures as abscissa of convergence functions.
Kate E. Ellis, California State University, Stanislaus
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Michael C. Mackenzie, University of Connecticut
John A. Rock*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1077281181)

4:15 p.m.
Fractal Strings and the Invertibility of the Spectral Operator.
Hafedh Herichi*, University of California, Riverside
Michel. L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
(1077461805)

4:45 p.m.
Fractal Strings, the Riemann Hypothesis, Universality and Phase Transitions.
Hafedh Herichi, University of California, Riverside
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California, Riverside
(1077111609)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Generalized Cohomology Theories in Engineering Practice, II
Provincetown, 4th Floor, Marriott Organizers: P. Robert Kotiuga, Boston University prk@bu.edu

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Groups, Algorithms, Complexity, and Theory of Security, II
Room 101, Hynes Organizers: Maggie Habeeb, City University of New York Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York dkahrobaei@gc.cuny.edu

2:15 p.m.
Polynomialtime Theory of Matrix Groups.
László Babai*, University of Chicago
Robert Beals, Renaissance Technologies
Ákos Seress, Ohio State University
(1077201481)

2:45 p.m.
Stackable groups.
Mark Brittenham, University of Nebraska
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
(107720834)

3:15 p.m.
Security assumptions in noncommutative cryptography.
Vladimir Shpilrain*, The City College of New York
(1077941322)

3:45 p.m.
Subgroups of semigroups freely generated by idempotent matrices.
John C. Meakin*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(107720856)

4:15 p.m.
The submonoid membership problem for groups.
Markus Lohrey, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig
Benjamin Steinberg*, City College of New York
(1077201462)

4:45 p.m.
Generic properties of finitely presented groups.
Robert H Gilman*, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
(1077201395)

5:15 p.m.
Extreme compression and efficient computation, with application to the word problem.
Will Dison, Bank of England
Tim Riley*, Cornell
(1077201682)

5:45 p.m.
On the Dimension of Matrix Representations of Nilpotent Groups.
Maggie Habeeb*, CUNY Graduate Center
Delaram Kahrobaei, CUNY Graduate Center
(1077681207)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Hyperbolicity in Manifolds and Groups, II
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: David Futer, Temple University dfuter@temple.edu Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University

2:15 p.m.
Short geodesics in moduli space.
Christopher J. Leininger*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Dan Margalit, Georgia Tech
(1077571798)

2:45 p.m.
Recurrence and unique ergodicity for WeilPetersson geodesics and their ending laminations.
Jeffrey F. Brock*, Brown University
(1077372833)

3:15 p.m.
Recognizing 3manifold groups.
Daniel Groves, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jason Fox Manning*, University at Buffalo
Henry Wilton, University College London
(107720934)

3:45 p.m.
Lspaces vs. leftorderability.
Liam Watson*, UCLA
(107757591)

4:15 p.m.
Small knot complements, cyclic commensurability and hidden symmetries.
Neil R Hoffman*, Boston College
(1077571555)

4:45 p.m.
Divergence, thick groups, and morse geodesics.
Jason Behrstock*, CUNY Lehman
Cornelia Drutu, Exeter College, Oxford
(1077201272)

5:15 p.m.
Essential tori and Dehn twists in Outer space.
Kasra Rafi*, University of Oklahoma
Matt Clay, Allegheny College
(1077511346)

5:45 p.m.
Groups acting on CAT(0) spaces and their Boundaries.
Kim Ruane*, Tufts Univeristy
(1077202320)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Local Field Properties, Microstructure, and Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Media, II
Suffolk, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Silvia Jiménez, Worcester Polytechnic Institute silviajimenez@wpi.edu Bogdan Vernescu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

2:15 p.m.
$G$convergence approach to homogenization of nonlinear difference operators.
Alexander Pankov*, Morgan State University
(1077351203)

2:45 p.m.
Homogenization in periodically perforated domains.
Rachad Zaki*, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE
(1077351498)

3:15 p.m.
On a novel idea for the local characterization for solutions of multiscale elliptic problems.
Daniel T. Onofrei*, University of Houston
Giles Auchmuty, University of Houston
Yuliya Gorb, University of Houston
(1077351990)

3:45 p.m.
Bounds and optimal structures of threematerial composites: Beyond the translation bound.
Andrej Cherkaev*, University of Utah
(1077352135)

4:15 p.m.
Flux norm approach to finitedimensional homogenization approximation with nonseparated scales and high contrast.
Leonid Berlyand*, Penn State University
Houman Owhadi, Caltech
(1077351547)

4:45 p.m.
Mesoscopic continuum mechanics of particle systems.
Alexander Panchenko*, Washington State University
Lyudmyla Barannyk, University of Idaho
(1077702090)

5:15 p.m.
On the Characterization of the Effective Yield Set in Polycrystal Plasticity.
Marian Bocea*, Loyola University Chicago
(1077491868)

5:45 p.m.
Multiscale analysis of the peridynamic equation of motion.
Bacim Alali, University of Utah
Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
Tadele Mengesha*, Penn State University
(1077462071)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, II
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu

2:15 p.m.
A Biomass Flow Approach to Population Models and Food Webs.
Wayne M. Getz*, Berkeley, California
(1077922945)

3:15 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Viral Zoonoses in Wildlife.
L. J. S. Allen*, Texas Tech University
V. L. Brown, University of Michigan
C. B. Jonsson, University of Louisville
S. L. Klein, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
S. M. Laverty, University of Utah
K. Magwedere, Directorate of Veterinary Services
J. C. Owen, Michigan State University
P. van den Driessche, University of Victoria
(107792402)

3:45 p.m.
Models for the Spatial Management of Transboundary and Straddling Stocks and their Bioeconomic Implications for Marine Protected Areas.
Michael G. Neubert*, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Holly V. Moeller, Stanford University
Guillermo E. Herrera, Bowdoin College
(107791459)

4:15 p.m.
The influence of high trophiclevel predators, data scarcity, parameter confounding, and model misspecification on a multispecies agestructured assessment model for the Gulf of Alaska.
Kray Van Kirk*, Juneau Center, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Terrance J. Quinn II, Juneau Center, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Jeremy S. Collie, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
(1077921699)

4:45 p.m.
A DiscreteTime AgeStructured Model Of Exploited Fishery Systems.
Nianpeng Li, Howard University
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University
(1077921451)

5:15 p.m.
Selecting Sites for a Fully Connected Reserve Network.
Nahid Jafari*, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
John Hearne, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
(107790735)

5:45 p.m.
Dysfunction by Design: Consequences of Limitations on Transferability of Catch Shares in the Alaska Pollock Fishery.
Keith R Criddle*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
James Strong, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(107791326)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Optimal Control in Applied Mathematical Modeling, I
Clarendon, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University nahritonenko@pvamu.edu Yuri Yatsenko, Houston Baptist University

2:15 p.m.
Optimal control of HIV treatment.
Ellina Grigorieva*, Texas Woman's University
Evgenii Khailov, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Andrei Korobeinikov, Limerick University, Ireland
(1077491354)

2:45 p.m.
Similarity solutions for some model equations appearing in the gas dynamics.
Anahit Galstyan*, University of TexasPan American
(1077351983)

3:15 p.m.
Stationary distributions of semistochastic processes with disturbances at random times and with random severity.
Maria C.A. Leite*, University of Toledo
Nikola P. Petrov, University of Oklahoma
Ensheng Weng Weng, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma
(107760606)

3:45 p.m.
Parameter Optimization of Glassywinged Sharpshooter Population Model.
JeongMi Yoon*, University of HoustonDowntown
Volodymyr Hrynkiv, University of HoustonDowntown
Lisa Morano, University of HoustonDowntown
Sara Wilder, University of HoustonDowntown
Anh Tuan Nguyen, University of HoustonDowntown
Forrest Michell, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
(107792948)

4:15 p.m.
Large Deviations for TwoTimeScale Systems Driven by Nonhomogeneous Markov Chains and Associated Optimal Control Problems.
Qi He*, Wayne State University
George Yin, Wayne State University
Qing Zhang, University of Georgia
(107760272)

4:45 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Atmospheric Vortices.
Lynn R. Greenleaf*, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
(1077492047)

5:15 p.m.
Near Optimal Selling Rule for a MeanReverting Asset.
Eunju Sohn*, University of Georgia
Qing Zhang, University of Georgia
(1077491345)

5:45 p.m.
Optimal control in agedependent models in epidemiology and demography.
Amie Rollie*, Prairie View A&M University
Ryan Baxter, Prairie View A&M University
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University
(1077921993)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part A
Problembased courses for teachers, future teachers, and math majors.
Salon AB, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Darryl Yong, Harvey Mudd College
Bowen Kerins, Education Development Center
James King, University of Washington

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:35 p.m.
AMSAAAS Special Session on Science for Policy and Policy for Science: Career Opportunities at the Intersection of Science and Policy
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Cynthia Robinson, AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships Shar Steed, AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships ssteed@aaas.org

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on SetValued Optimization and Variational Problems, II
Fairfield, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Andreas H. Hamel, Yeshiva University Akhtar A. Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology aaksma@rit.edu Miguel Sama, E.T.S.I. Industriales

2:15 p.m.
An EpigraphBased Approach to SecondOrder Sensitivity Analysis in SetValued Optimization.
Douglas E Ward*, Miami University
(107749485)

2:45 p.m.
Applications of Banach Space Geometry for Optimization Problems and Variational Inequalities.
Yakov Alber*, Boston, MA
(1077492466)

3:15 p.m.
First and Second Order Tangent Cones and Their Applications in Set Constrained Optimization.
Elena Constantin*, University of PittsburghJohnstown
(107790179)

3:45 p.m.
Conical Regularization for Abstract Constrained Optimization Problems in Hilbert Spaces.
Akhtar A. Khan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Miguel Sama, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid Spain
(1077492196)

4:15 p.m.
Selection of an optimal source to make the optical tomography problem less illposed.
Bonnie C. Jacob*, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology
(1077462104)

4:45 p.m.
A setvalued approach to superhedging in markets with transaction costs.
Birgit Rudloff*, Princeton University
Andreas Loehne, MartinLutherUniversity HalleWittenberg
(1077902070)

5:15 p.m.
On the characterization of solution sets of smooth and nonsmooth stochastic Nash games.
Uma V Ravat*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Uday V Shanbhag, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077911338)

5:45 p.m.
On the subdifferential regularity of functions of roots of polynomials.
Julia Eaton*, University of Washington Tacoma
James V Burke, University of Washington
(1077491976)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Several Complex Variables and Multivariable Operator Theory, II
Room 108, Hynes Organizers: Ronald Douglas, Texas A&M University John McCarthy, Washington University mccarthy@math.wustl.edu

2:15 p.m.
Stable symmetric polynomials, the GraceWalshSzego theorem, and the SchurAgler class.
Greg Knese*, University of Alabama
(107747548)

2:45 p.m.
To get (or not to get) uniform approximation by interpolating Blaschke products.
Pamela B. Gorkin*, Bucknell University
(107747972)

3:15 p.m.
Realization and interpolation theory for the HerglotzAgler class over the polyrighthalfplane.
Joseph A. Ball*, Virginia Tech
(107747198)

3:45 p.m.
Schatten norms of operator derivatives.
Anna Skripka*, University of Central Florida
(107747679)

4:15 p.m.
Gaps for proper holomorphic maps between balls.
Xiaojun Huang*, Rutgers University at New Brunswick
Shanyu Ji, University of Houston
Wanke Yin, Wuhan University
(1077321113)

4:45 p.m.
"Noncommutative" AleksandrovClark measures and function theory in the unit ball.
Michael T Jury*, University of Florida
(107747558)

5:15 p.m.
The truncated matrix valued multivariable $K$moment problem.
David P Kimsey, Weizmann Institute
Hugo J Woerdeman*, Drexel University
(107747758)

5:45 p.m.
A nonsemialgebraic interpolation body.
Brian J. Cole*, Brown University
(1077301066)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stability Analysis for Infinite Dimensional Hamiltonian Systems, II
Room 300, Hynes Organizers: Wilhelm Schlag, University of Chicago schlag@math.uchicago.edu Gene Wayne, Boston University

2:15 p.m.
Radiative decay of bubble oscillations in a compressible fluid.
Michael I. Weinstein*, Columbia University
(1077762796)

2:45 p.m.
Constructive methods for the global analysis of solutions of differential equations.
Ovidiu Costin*, The Ohio State University
Rodica D Costin, The Ohio State University
Min Huang, The University of Chicago
Wilhelm Schlag, The University of Chicago
(1077342322)

3:15 p.m.
Solitons on manifolds.
Jeremy L Marzuola*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(107735337)

3:45 p.m.
Global existence for water wave equations.
Pierre M Germain*, Courant Institute, New York University
(107735506)

4:15 p.m.
Unstable manifolds and $L^2$ nonlinear instability of Euler equations.
Zhiwu Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Chongchun Zeng*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(107735941)

4:45 p.m.
Enstrophy growth in the viscous Burgers equation.
Dmitry Pelinovsky*, McMaster University
(107735279)

5:15 p.m.
Water waves over a rough bottom in the shallow water regime.
Catherine Sulem*, University of Toronto
(107735990)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Analysis (in honor of HuiHsiung Kuo), II
Room 107, Hynes Organizers: Julius Esunge, University of Mary Washington jesunge@umw.edu Aurel Stan, Ohio State University

2:15 p.m.
Renormalization, Lie algebras and infinite divisibility.
Luigi Accardi*, Centro V. Volterra, UniversitÃ di Roma Torvergata
(1077002304)

3:15 p.m.
MRM triples associated with Brenke type generating functions.
Nobuhiro Asai*, Aichi University of Education
(107733714)

3:45 p.m.
Recovering a Function from the Gauss Radon Transform in White Noise Analysis.
Jeremy J Becnel*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(1077461090)

4:15 p.m.
Smooth Measures and Stochastic Analysis in Abstract Wiener Space.
Fariborz Asadian*, Fort Valley State University
(107760695)

4:45 p.m.
The Clark Formula of Generalized Lévy Functionals.
YuhJia Lee*, National University of Kaphsiung
(107760808)

5:15 p.m.
Unitarizing measure for the representation of a Lie group.
Habib Ouerdiane*, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
(1077602407)

5:45 p.m.
Free noise stochastics and geometry.
Ambar Niel Sengupta*, Louisiana State University
(1077601332)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part A
Study the masters: Using primary historical sources in mathematics teaching.
Salon CD, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Daniel Otero, Xavier University
David Pengelley, New Mexico State University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part A
Teaching differential equations with modeling.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Michael Huber, Muhlenberg College
Dan Flath, Macalester College
Tom LoFaro, Gustavus Adolphus College

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory: Structure and Symmetry, II
Room 102, Hynes Organizers: Jonathan L. Gross, Columbia University Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University ttucker@colgate.edu

2:15 p.m.
Orthogonal Heffter systems, current graphs, and biembedding graphs on surfaces.
Dan Archdeacon*, The University of Vermont
(1077051827)

2:45 p.m.
Locally maximal embeddings of graph.
Martin Skoviera*, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Michal Kotrbcik, Comenius University, Bratislava
(1077052335)

3:15 p.m.
On the total embeddings for some types of graphs.
Yichao Chen*, College of Mathematics and Econometrics, Hunan University
(1077051696)

3:45 p.m.
Genus Distributions of 4Regular Outerplanar Graphs.
Mehvish I. Poshni*, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York
Imran F. Khan, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York
Jonathan L. Gross, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York
(1077052688)

4:15 p.m.
Genus Distribution of $P_3 \times P_n$.
Imran F. Khan*, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Mehvish I. Poshni, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Jonathan L. Gross, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
(1077052687)

4:45 p.m.
Embeddings for Bounded Treewidth and Bounded Degree.
Jonathan L. Gross*, Columbia University
(1077051655)

5:15 p.m.
On cubic nontoroidal graphs.
Stan Dziobiak*, University of Mississippi
Guoli Ding, Louisiana State University
(1077052541)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Trends in Representation Theory, II
Room 103, Hynes Organizers: Donald King, Northeastern University Alfred Noel, University of Massachusetts, Boston anoel1956@gmail.com

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, II
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu Craig Fraser, University of Toronto Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

2:15 p.m.
Toward Algebra as a General ProblemSolving Technique: Rafael Bombelli to Francois Viète.
Karen V. H. Parshall*, University of Virginia
(1077011593)

2:45 p.m.
Newton and the NeoPythagorean Tradition.
Niccolo' Guicciardini*, University of Bergamo, Italy
(107701422)

3:15 p.m.
Evolutes in the works of Huygens and Johann(I) Bernoulli.
Robert E Bradley*, Adelphi University
(1077011416)

3:45 p.m.
We The Jury: The Mathematics of Group Decisions From Condorcet to Cournot.
Jeff A Suzuki*, Brooklyn College
(10770173)

4:15 p.m.
Boscovich and the Line of Best Fit.
Lawrence A. D'Antonio*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(107701743)

4:45 p.m.
C.H. Kummell and the Method of Least Squares.
J. J. Tattersall*, Providence College
Asta Shomberg, Providence College
(107701425)

5:15 p.m.
Toward a history of the squarepeg problem.
John McCleary*, Vassar College
(1077512102)

5:45 p.m.
Human collectives in mathematical practices: the example of the writing of a theorem, the kernel theorem of Laurent Schwartz (19152002).
AnneSandrine Paumier*, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris
(1077011510)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing, II
Room 207, Hynes Organizers: Damir Dzhafarov, University of Chicago and University of Notre Dame Jeff Hirst, Appalachian State University jlh@cs.appstate.edu Carl Mummert, Marshall University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on the Mathematics of Computation: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Applications, I
Room 109, Hynes Organizers: Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University brenner@math.lsu.edu ChiWang Shu, Brown University shu@dam.brown.edu

2:15 p.m.
Anderson Acceleration for FixedPoint Iterations.
Homer F. Walker*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1077651285)

2:45 p.m.
A simple WENO limiter for RungeKutta Discontinuous Galerkin method.
Xinghui Zhong*, Brown University
ChiWang Shu, Brown University
(107765460)

3:15 p.m.
WENO Scheme with Subcell Resolution for Computing Nonconservative Euler Equations.
Tao Xiong*, University of Science and Technology of China
ChiWang Shu, Brown University
Mengping Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China
(1077651218)

3:45 p.m.
Block Krylov Subspace Recycling: Theory and Application in a Newton Iteration.
Michael Parks, Sandia National Laboratories
Kirk M. Soodhalter*, Temple University
(1077651358)

4:15 p.m.
Local convergence analysis of several inexact Newtontype algorithms for general nonlinear eigenvalue problems.
Daniel B. Szyld, Temple University
Fei Xue*, Temple University
(1077651347)

4:45 p.m.
The Reliability of Error Estimates for Multivariate Numerical Integration.
Fred J. Hickernell*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(10776521)

5:15 p.m.
Inverse LaxWendroff procedure for numerical boundary conditions of hyperbolic equations.
Sirui Tan*, Brown University
ChiWang Shu, Brown University
(1077651344)

5:45 p.m.
Approximation of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations by a Kernelbased Collocation Method.
Qi Ye*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Gregory Fasshauer, Illinois Institute of Technology
Igor Cialenco, Illinois Institute of Technology
(107735327)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on the Mathematics of Decisions, Elections, and Games, II
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: KarlDieter Crisman, Gordon College karl.crisman@gordon.edu Michael Jones, Mathematical Reviews Michael Orrison, Harvey Mudd College

2:15 p.m.
Changing Notions of Agreeability in Voting.
Francis Edward Su*, Harvey Mudd College
(1077051487)

2:45 p.m.
DoubleInterval Societies.
Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College
Kathryn L. Nyman*, Willamette University
Jacob N. Scott, UC Berkeley
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(1077051485)

3:15 p.m.
NPerson CakeCutting: There May Be No Perfect Division.
Steven J. Brams*, New York University
Michael A. Jones, Mathematical Reviews
Christian Klamler, University of Graz (Austria)
(1077911261)

3:45 p.m.
A Simple Bargaining Mechanism That Elicits Truthful Reservation Prices.
Steven J. Brams, New York University
Todd R. Kaplan, University of Haifa
D. Marc Kilgour*, Wilfrid Laurier University
(1077911182)

4:15 p.m.
Dynamics of Consistent Bankruptcy Rules.
Michael A. Jones*, Mathematical Reviews
Jennifer M. Wilson, Eugene Lang College of the New School for Liberal Arts
(1077911480)

4:45 p.m.
TwoStep Coaliton Values for Multichoice Games.
Michael A. Jones, Mathematical Reviews
Jennifer Wilson*, Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts
(1077911398)

5:15 p.m.
Break.

5:45 p.m.
Redistricting: from theory to practice.
Karen Saxe*, Macalester College
(1077911830)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, II
Room 111, Hynes

2:15 p.m.
$K_3$decompositions of $\lambda_1K_m\vee_{\lambda_2}\lambda_1 K_n$.
Joseph R Chaffee*, Auburn University
Chris Rodger, Auburn University
(1077052708)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Refined Inversion Statistics on Permutations.
Joshua Sack*, California State University Long Beach
Henning Arnor Ulfarsson, Reykjavik University, School of Computer Science
(1077052672)

3:00 p.m.
Signedgraphic representations of matroids.
Vaidy Sivaraman*, The Ohio State University
(1077052653)

3:15 p.m.
Covering lengthn permutations with n+1.
Kathryn M Hawley*, Harvey Mudd College
Taylor Allison, North Carolina State University
(1077052608)

3:30 p.m.
On Disjunctive Rado Numbers.
Dusty Sabo*, Southern Oregon University
Daniel Schaal, South Dakota State University
Donald Vestal, South Dakota State University
Jacent Tokaz, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1077052699)

3:45 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Relation between the energy of a digraph and the energy of its underlying graph.
Nafiseh Jahanbakht*, New York, NY
Kourosh Tavakoli, City University of New York
(1077052629)

4:15 p.m.
On $21$ Graph Achievement Games.
Curtis Clark*, Morehouse College
(1077052587)

4:30 p.m.
The spectra of several random graph families.
Fan Chung, University of California, San Diego
Mary Radcliffe*, University of California, San Diego
Stephen Young, University of California, San Diego
(1077052509)

4:45 p.m.
Consecutive Matches in Permutations and cycle structures of permutations.
Miles Eli Jones*, University of California, San Diego
Jeffrey Remmel, University of California, San Diego
(1077052450)

5:00 p.m.
Hitting Set Size for Random Set Systems.
Lucia C Petito*, University of Rochester
Jessie Deering, East Tennessee State University
Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University
William Jamieson, East Tennessee State University
(1077052436)

5:15 p.m.
Descent pattern avoidance.
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
JiYoon Jung*, University of Kentucky
(1077052487)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Effective Use of Dynamic Mathematical Software in the Classroom, II
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: M. E. Waggoner, Simpson College murphy.waggoner@simpson.edu Therese Shelton, Southwestern University

2:15 p.m.
Becoming One with Bifurcations in 3D!
Itai Seggev*, Wolfram Research, Inc.
(1077D5787)

2:35 p.m.
Taylor Polynomials in R.
Andrew J Rich*, Macalester College
Daniel T. Kaplan, Macalester College
Randall J Pruim, Calvin College
Nicholas J Horton, Smith College
JJ Allaire, RStudio
(1077D5778)

2:55 p.m.
Student Voice Waves: Investigations using Calculus and Freeware.
Phil Gustafson*, Colorado Mesa University
(1077D52604)

3:15 p.m.
Communicating calculus concepts using graphically presented functions in Adobe Flash applets embedded in WeBWorK.
Daniel J Gries*, Hopkins School
(1077D52616)

3:35 p.m.
Team Activities for the First Day of Class Using a Computer Algebra System.
J Alfredo Jimenez*, Penn State Hazleton
(1077D52453)

3:55 p.m.
Taking Instruction with Numerical Computations to the Next Octave.
Talitha M Washington*, Howard University
(1077D51554)

4:15 p.m.
Teaching Transformations of Functions Using Sage.
Susan L Schmoyer*, Worcester State University
(1077D52556)

4:35 p.m.
Mystery Plots: Motivating Algebraic Function Models using Dynamic Mathematics Software.
Michael Todd Edwards*, Miami University
Robert M. Klein, Ohio University
Steve Phelps, Madeira High School and University of Cincinnati  Clermont College
(1077D51357)

4:55 p.m.
The Power of Symbolic Spreadsheets.
Rejoice Mudzimiri*, Montana State University
(1077D52589)

5:15 p.m.
Visualizing Lagrange Multiplier Optimization using CalcPlot3D.
Paul E Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1077D51952)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Finite Differences and Functional Equations: Sequences, Series, and Expansion
Room 308, Hynes

2:15 p.m.
Existence of Solutions to Boundary Value Problems at Full Resonance.
Kristen K Abernathy*, Winthrop University
Jesus Rodriguez, North Carolina State University
(1077391389)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Difference equations for longterm simulation of mechanical systems.
Kenneth R. Ball*, North Carolina State University
Dmitry V. Zenkov, North Carolina State University
(107739113)

3:00 p.m.
Neutral Equation of Mixed.
Charles L Lamb*, University of Kansas
Erik S Van Vleck, University of Kansas
(1077392885)

3:15 p.m.
Asymptotic summation of right almost diagonal difference systems.
Fei Xue*, University of Hartford
Harry Gingold, West Virginia University
(107739539)

3:30 p.m.
The devil's series, did it fool Euler?
Thomas J. Osler*, Rowan University
(1077401124)

3:45 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Optimality of spherical codes subject to symmetries.
Gregory Minton*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research
(1077522363)

4:15 p.m.
Coset sum: an alternative to the tensor product in wavelet construction.
Youngmi Hur, Johns Hopkins University
Fang Zheng*, Johns Hopkins University
(1077411107)

4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic analysis in migration ecology and simple SIR epidemiology.
Xiangsheng Wang*, York University
Jianhong Wu, York University
(1077411277)

4:45 p.m.
Geometry of Numbers and Sumsets.
Jaewoo Lee*, The City University of New York (Borough of Manhattan Community College)
(1077521690)

5:00 p.m.
Piecewise $C^1$ Biorthogonal Multiwavelets on $[1,1]$.
Phan Nguyen*, New Mexico State University
(107741807)

5:15 p.m.
Approximate Rational Solutions to Rational ODEs Defined on Discrete Differentiable Curves.
Hongbo Li*, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ruiyong Sun, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shoubin Yao, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ge Li, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(107741810)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on General Topology
Room 305, Hynes

2:15 p.m.
Correspondences between ideals and $z$filters for rings of continuous functions between $C^{\ast}$ and $C$.
Joshua Sack, California State University Long Beach
Saleem Watson*, California State University Long Beach
(1077542745)

2:30 p.m.
Amalgamating Factor Spaces of Generalized Inverse Limits.
Scott M. Varagona*, Auburn University
(1077542702)

2:45 p.m.
Numerability in sets, spaces and covers.
Nigar Tuncer Ozarslan*, Istanbul
(1077542315)

3:00 p.m.
A P and C*(D)filters process of compactifications and any Hausdorff compactification.
Hueytzen J. Wu*, Texas A & M University  Kingsville
WanHong Wu, University of Texas at San Antonio
(107754440)

3:15 p.m.
Knots in the canonical book representation of complete graphs.
Dana P. Rowland*, Merrimack College
Andrea Politano, Merrimack College
(1077541393)

3:30 p.m.
Homeomorphisms of Compact Sets in Certain Hausdorff Spaces.
Arthur D. Grainger*, Morgan State University
(107754165)

3:45 p.m.
Oriented skein relation and a biological application.
Candice R Price*, University of Iowa
(1077542270)

4:00 p.m.
The Disambiguated TemperleyLieb Algebra.
Ellie A Grano*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1077542761)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, I
Room 311, Hynes Organizers: David Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu Gil Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology David Lay, University of Maryland

2:15 p.m.
Discovery learning in linear algebra using dynamical geometry software.
Martha Ellen Waggoner*, Simpson College
(1077F11720)

2:35 p.m.
Using Dynamic Geometry Software to Foster Students' Understanding of Vectors.
Tanya Berezovski, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia
Tyler Gaspich*, St. Josephs' University, Philadelphia
(1077F1872)

2:55 p.m.
Teaching geometry using linear algebra.
Dragu Atanasiu*, University of Boras, Sweden
Piotr Mikusinski, University of Central Florida
(1077F1828)

3:15 p.m.
Using Ndimensional Geometry as a Thread to Increase Geometric and Abstract Reasoning in Linear Algebra.
Stephen Hilbert*, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
(1077F12689)

3:35 p.m.
Group Theory in the Linear Algebra Classroom.
Paul E. Becker*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Mark Medwid, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1077F11698)

3:55 p.m.
Discussion.

4:15 p.m.
Discrete Dynamical Fibonacci.
Edward Early*, St. Edward's University
(1077F1711)

4:35 p.m.
Combinatorial Scheduling: a way to motivate matrix multiplication and other important concepts.
Donna A. Dietz*, University of Pennsylvania
(1077F1274)

4:55 p.m.
Linear Algebra Projects for Computer Science Majors in Costa Rica.
Michael Josephy*, Universidad de Costa Rica
(1077F1879)

5:15 p.m.
A Hypothetical Learning Trajectory for Conceptualizing Matrices as Linear Transformations.
Megan Wawro*, Virginia Tech
Christine Larson, Vanderbilt University
(1077F12328)

5:35 p.m.
Linear: Maxima Edition.
Don Spickler*, Salisbury University
(1077F11071)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Assessment and Outreach
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

2:15 p.m.
Math Days for Women.
Violeta Vasilevska*, Utah Valley University
Clare Wagner, University of South Dakota
(1077VA2892)

2:30 p.m.
Investigating Gender Differences in UMTYMP Entrance Exam.
Justin Edward Sukiennik*, University of Minnesota
(1077VA2538)

2:45 p.m.
Strategies to Help Underrepresented and First Generation Students in the STEM Fields.
Joseph E Hibdon, Jr*, Northeastern Illinois University
Melissa Yates, Northeastern Illinois University
Marilyn SaavedraLeyva, Northeastern Illinois University
Stephanie Levi, Northeastern Illinois University
(1077VA1913)

3:00 p.m.
Report on the First Kenyan Maths Camp.
Tom Denton*, York University
Emily Hobbs, Queens College, London
David Stern, Maseno University, Kenya
Zach Mbasu, Maseno University, Kenya
Michael Obiero, Maseno University, Kenya
Jeff Goodman, London, England
(1077VA645)

3:15 p.m.
ABACUS International Math Challenge.
Tivadar Diveki, Grace Church School
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo*, Valparaiso University
(1077VA2540)

3:30 p.m.
Closing the loop!
Noureen Khan*, Unversity of North Texas at Dallas
(1077VA314)

3:45 p.m.
Increasing Math Proficiency in High School Teaching.
Bradley Forrest, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Pamela Kosick*, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
ChiaLin Wu, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
(1077VA452)

4:00 p.m.
Another approach to Preservice Teachers' preparation programs.
Ali S Shaqlaih*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(1077VA2551)

4:15 p.m.
Teacher Created MultipleChoice Assessments and the Use of Assessment Data for Planning Instruction.
Sue Brown*, University of HoustonClear Lake
(1077VA462)

4:30 p.m.
Mathematics Parterning with Computer Science to Improve Calculus Instruction and Investigate Student Learning Difficulties.
Marilyn Reba, Clemson University
Calvin Williams, Clemson University
Roy Pargas, Clemson University
Allen Guest, Clemson University
Ellen Breazel*, Clemson University
(1077VA2134)

4:45 p.m.
What Calculus do students learn after Calculus?
Todd Moore*, Kansas State University
(1077VA1977)

5:00 p.m.
An effort to coordinate conceptual development in math and physics education for engineering undergraduate students.
Gregory R Baker*, The Ohio State University
(1077VA1881)

5:15 p.m.
Development and validation of an instrument to assess college student's statistical inferencean argument based approach to validity.
Jiyoon Park*, University of Minnesota
Robert delMas, University of Minnesota
(1077VA1373)

5:30 p.m.
How to start a discussion on your campus about assessing general education mathematics.
Leah Childers, Pittsburg State University
Karla Childs*, Pittsburg State University
Bobby Winters, Pittsburg State University
(1077VA993)

5:45 p.m.
CONNECT Math: A Partnership in Higher Education.
Rebecca C. Metcalf*, Bridgewater State University
(1077VA691)

6:00 p.m.
An Alternative Approach to Assessing Instructional Effectiveness: Implications to Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Mathematics.
Jerry C Obiekwe*, The University of AkronWayne College
(1077VA931)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Calculus
Room 201, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

2:15 p.m.
Student understanding and misconceptions of infinite repeating decimals in a Sequences and Series Bridge course.
Rebecca J. Schmitz*, Michigan Technological University
Harvey Keynes, University of Minnesota
(1077VC1859)

2:30 p.m.
Convergences of Catalan Series.
Thomas Koshy, Framingham State University
Zhenguang Gao*, Framingham State University
(1077VC2178)

2:45 p.m.
Search for the Stokesvergence Theorem.
Todd G Will*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
David Finn, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1077VC2368)

3:00 p.m.
Reverse Mathematics and the Lost Proofs of Calc One.
Stephen M Walk*, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
(1077VC2618)

3:15 p.m.
Generalized trigonometric substitution.
Robert D. Poodiack*, Norwich University
(1077VC2798)

3:30 p.m.
Resequencing Calculus: An Early Multivariate Approach.
Mark E Gruenwald, University of Evansville
David J Dwyer*, University of Evansville
(1077VC1130)

3:45 p.m.
Enhancing Student Learning: The Use of CalcPlot3D Graphing Technology in Developing Core Competencies in Multivariable Calculus.
Karen L. Hulsebosch*, Olympic College
Paul E. Seeburger, Monroe Community College
(1077VC2636)

4:00 p.m.
Analysis of Student Achievement and Retention Regarding Online Calculus Homework.
Daniel L Kern*, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1077VC2601)

4:15 p.m.
Multiple Choice Versus Open Response Assessment in Calculus.
Shannon R Lockard*, Bridgewater State University
Irina Seceleanu, Bridgewater State University
(1077VC929)

4:30 p.m.
The Big 'BUT' about Blogs in Online Calculus.
Denise LeGrand*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1077VC529)

4:45 p.m.
The POGIL project: StudentCentered Learning in Calculus.
Laurie Lenz*, Marymount University
Jill Guerra, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida
Zdenka Guadarrama, Rockhurst University
(1077VC1448)

5:00 p.m.
Moving Toward a More Effective Learning Environment in First Semester Calculus.
Javier Garza*, Tarleton State University
(1077VC2654)

5:15 p.m.
Reducing anxiety and increasing interest in business calculus.
Janet L Fierson*, La Salle University
(1077VC2909)

5:30 p.m.
Using students' tests to improve teaching and learning.
Radoslav Dimitric*, CUNY
(1077VC97)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:25 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Mathematics and Technology, II
Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

2:15 p.m.
Time management and student success using the computerbased instructional system Aleks.
Steven D. Wallace*, Macon State College
(1077VI999)

2:30 p.m.
A Decade of Improving Pass Rates in Mathematics using Interactive Software.
Michelle DeDeo*, University of North Florida
(1077VI2620)

2:45 p.m.
Mobile Mathlets with Google Web Toolkit.
Thomas E Leathrum*, Jacksonville State University
(1077VI2670)

3:00 p.m.
{\em Lurch}, a free math word processor that can check your work.
Nathan C Carter*, Bentley University
Kenneth G Monks, University of Scranton
(1077VI2534)

3:15 p.m.
Learning with the iPad: Does this technology help or hinder student understanding?
Eric Thornburg*, United States Military Academy
Benjamin Hung, United States Military Academy
John Jackson, United States Military Academy
(1077VI1955)

3:30 p.m.
Wiki Technology Supporting Learning (I).
Elizabeth Thoren*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Brian Katz, Augustana College
(1077VI1622)

3:45 p.m.
Wiki Technology Supporting Learning (II).
Brian Katz*, Augustana College
Elizabeth Thoren, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1077VI1620)

4:00 p.m.
Increasing Student Engagement in Undergraduate Mathematics with Tablet PCs.
Carla A Romney*, Boston University
Juan Pedro Paniagua, Boston University
Fabian TorrresArdila, Boston University
(1077VI164)

4:15 p.m.
Teaching mathematics online, is it even possible?
Aldo R. Maldonado*, Park University
(1077VI2725)

4:30 p.m.
Perspectives on the Use of Dynamic Mathematical Software in Classrooms.
Heba Bakr Khoshaim*, Ohio university/ Ministry of Higher Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(1077VI2641)

4:45 p.m.
Virtual Pin Board Pinterest.com Motivating Gen Ed Group Project and Connecting Math Majors.
Daniel Kiteck*, Indiana Wesleyan University
(1077VI1652)

5:00 p.m.
Neuro Mathematics Education and Technology.
Alexander Y Vaninsky*, City University of New York, Hostos Community College
(1077VI756)

5:15 p.m.
A Nomograph For The Trigonometric Functions.
Timothy Hall*, PQI Consulting
(1077VI273)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, II
Room 105, Hynes

2:15 p.m.
Break.

2:30 p.m.
Construction of prior models for EEG source estimation with weighted graph descriptions of anatomical brain connectivity.
David K Hammond*, NeuroInformatics Center / University of Oregon
Benoit Scherrer, Computational Radiology Laboratory / Children's Hospital / Harvard University
(1077922142)

2:45 p.m.
Toward a Vaccine: Modeling the Immune Response Against Shigella.
Courtney L Davis*, University of Maryland, College Park
(1077921848)

3:00 p.m.
Phenotype Sequencing.
Marc Allen Harper*, UCLA
(1077921807)

3:15 p.m.
A secondorder finite difference approximation for a mathematical model of erythropoiesis.
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jeremy J. Thibodeaux*, Loyola University New Orleans
(1077921680)

3:30 p.m.
Studying the recovery algorithm for the timedependent transmission rate in epidemic models.
Anna Mummert*, Marshall University
(1077922697)

3:45 p.m.
Optimal Control for a VRE Model.
Mohammed Yahdi*, Ursinus College
Michael Dunlea, Ursinus College
(1077922818)

4:00 p.m.
Break.

4:15 p.m.
Biodiversity dynamics under intransitive competition and habitat destruction.
Matthew J Labrum*, Washington State University
(1077921606)

4:30 p.m.
Predicting the ecological outcomes of species invasions and parasite transmission in the upper Mississippi River.
James P Peirce*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Gregory J Sandland, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1077921505)

4:45 p.m.
Cancer Classification of Microarray Data by Denoising Methods on Graphs.
Yue Fan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Program in Bioinformatics, Boston University
Mark A. Kon, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Program in Bioinformatics, Boston University
Shinuk Kim, Program in Bioinformatics, Boston University
Charles DeLisi, Program in Bioinformatics, Boston University
Louise A. Raphael*, Howard University
(107792338)

5:00 p.m.
Forecasting Cancer: Finding the Initial Conditions for Spatiotemporal Dynamical Models.
Eric J. Kostelich*, Arizona State University
(1077922640)

5:15 p.m.
The Dynamics Underlying PseudoPlateau Bursting in a Pituitary Cell Model.
Wondimu W. Teka*, Florida State University
Joel Tabak, Florida State University
Theodore Vo, University of Sydney
Martin Wechselberger, University of Sydney
Richard Bertram, Florida State University
(1077921489)

5:30 p.m.
Homogenization of LargeScale Movement Models in Ecology.
Martha J. Garlick*, Utah State University
James A. Powell, Utah State University
Mevin B. Hooten, USGS Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; Colorado State University
Leslie R. McFarlane, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
(1077921051)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, II
Room 203, Hynes Organizers: R. Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster rpasteur@wooster.edu

2:15 p.m.
Rule of Tangent for WinByTwo Games.
Reza D Noubary*, Bloomsburg University
(1077G12571)

2:35 p.m.
Hot Hands on the PGA Tour.
Roland Minton*, Roanoke College
(1077G12364)

2:55 p.m.
A Logistic Regression Analysis of the NFL Overtime.
Nicholas Gorgievski*, Nichols College
Thomas C. DeFranco, University of Connecticut
(1077G12844)

3:15 p.m.
The Quarterback Passer Rating: Analyzing and Tweaking the QBPR.
Paul von Dohlen*, William Paterson University
(1077G12098)

3:35 p.m.
An Adjustment to the Colley Matrix Method.
Mike Weimerskirch*, Augsburg College
(1077G11091)

3:55 p.m.
Paradoxes in Colley Matrix Sports Rankings.
T. S. Michael*, U. S. Naval Academy
(1077G12049)

4:15 p.m.
Using Sports Ranking in a Numerical Linear Algebra Course.
Chuck Wessell*, Gettysburg College
(1077G12685)

4:35 p.m.
Modeling a Baseball Defense as a Network.
Tina Hartley*, United States Military Academy
(1077G12508)

4:55 p.m.
A Century of Baseball Statistics.
Alan Levine*, Franklin and Marshall College
(1077G11361)

5:15 p.m.
Pythagorean Prognostication.
Yousuf George*, Nazareth College
(1077G12858)

5:35 p.m.
A Connection Between Cross Country Scoring and Election Tallying.
Jacob Erb*, Taylor University
(1077G12837)

5:55 p.m.
An introduction to quantitative analysis in hockey.
Brian A. Macdonald*, United States Military Academy
(1077G12930)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Mechanics and Mathematical Physics, II
Room 303, Hynes

2:15 p.m.
Computation of the linear and firstorder solid fractions for a magnetoconvective flow in an active mushy layer.
Dambaru Bhatta*, The University of TexasPan American
(107776647)

2:30 p.m.
Relative Equilibria in the FourVortex Problem with Two Pairs of Equal Vorticities.
Gareth E Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
Marshall Hampton, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Manuele Santoprete, Wilfrid Laurier University
(1077702598)

2:45 p.m.
A regularization technique for oscillating slender bodies in low Reynolds number flow.
Bree Cummins*, Tulane University
(1077761394)

3:00 p.m.
Second Harmonic Generation at Metal/Dielectric Interfaces via Density Functional Theory.
Justin Droba*, Michigan State University
(107778343)

3:15 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
Unsteady blood flow in an artery with an overlapping stenosis.
Ranadhir Roy*, University of TexasPan American
Daniel N Riahi, University of TexasPan American
(10777695)

3:45 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Exact solution to the 1d one component Coulomb gas at fixed energy.
Timothy D Andersen*, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
(107782837)

4:15 p.m.
The Reality Game: A Process Theory Approach to Quantum Foundations.
William H Sulis*, McMaster University and The University of Waterloo
(1077812281)

4:30 p.m.
Periodic Ising model and Ising Correlations.
Grethe Hystad*, The University of Arizona
(1077821752)

4:45 p.m.
Scalar Field Dark Matter and Spiral Structures of Galaxies: Higher Order Effects and Gravitational Lensing.
Nicholas P Robbins*, Gettysburg College
(1077852083)

5:00 p.m.
Break.

5:15 p.m.
High dimension control for quantum system.
QuanFang Wamg*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(10778119)

5:30 p.m.
3D Vortex Rings Instabilities and Collision: Numerical Approach.
Leon Kaganovskiy*, Touro College, NY
Robert Krasny, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(107776809)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, and Statistics, II
Room 209, Hynes

2:15 p.m.
On the Stochastic BevertonHolt Difference Equation with Survival Rates.
Paul H Bezandry*, Howard University
Toka Diagana, Howard University
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University
(1077601957)

2:30 p.m.
Primitive Recursive Representations of "Skorokhod Sequences" for the Standard Normal.
Marina Skyers*, Lehigh University
(1077601748)

2:45 p.m.
On Spectral Properties of Certain Large Matrices That Arise in the Study of Processor Shared Queues.
Qiang Zhen*, University of North Florida
Charles Knessl, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1077601484)

3:00 p.m.
Effects of cell division on stochastic intracelluar chemical reaction systems.
John K McSweeney*, Concordia University
Lea Popovic, Concordia University
(1077601191)

3:15 p.m.
Occupation Times for Stablelike Processes.
Brian M. Whitehead*, Eastern Connecticut State University
(107760746)

3:30 p.m.
Target Shooting and Normal Distribution.
Zhaochi Zhang*, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Zengxiang Tong, Otterbein University
(1077601475)

3:45 p.m.
Forecasting Foreign Exchange rates with Simultaneous Nearest Neighbor Algorithm using Mahalanobis Distance as the Distance Measure.
Vindya Kumari Pathirana*, University of South Florida
Kandethody M Ramachandran, University of South Florida
(1077602072)

4:00 p.m.
Rate of Convergence of Weak Euler Approximation for Nondegenerate Itô Diffusion and Jump Processes.
C. Y. Zhang*, Xi'an JiaotongLiverpool University
(107760595)

4:15 p.m.
Percolation threshold bounds derived by the substitution method without a reference lattice.
John C Wierman*, Johns Hopkins University
(1077601243)

4:30 p.m.
Characterizations of Logistic Distribution via Distributional Properties of Order Statistics.
George P Yanev*, The University of Texas  Pan American
M Ahsanullah, Rider University
(1077622496)

4:45 p.m.
The Single Server Restart Queueing Model.
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic Univrsity, Pomona.
Gerardo Rubino, Irisa/Inria Campus de Beaulieu 35042 Rennes Cedex
(1077601309)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Touch It, Feel It, Learn It: Tactile learning Activities in the Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom, II
Room 313, Hynes Organizers: Jessica Mikhaylov, U.S. Military Academy jessica.mikhaylov@usma.edu Julie Barnes, Western Carolina University

2:15 p.m.
The Cheese Stands Alone.
Sarah E. Wright*, College of the Holy Cross
(1077O12710)

2:35 p.m.
The TouchyFeely Integral and Basic Properties of Integration.
Benjamin J Thirey*, West Point
Robert D Wooster, West Point
(1077O12810)

2:55 p.m.
Using Models to Help Students Understand Calculus Topics.
Sharon L Crumpton*, Belmont University; Nashville, TN
(1077O1373)

3:15 p.m.
Raising Calculus to the Surface.
Aaron D Wangberg*, Winona State University
(1077O12696)

3:35 p.m.
Using 3D Manipulatives to Teach Calculus.
Dennis C. Ebersole*, Northampton Community College
(1077O12709)

3:55 p.m.
The Chain Rule Dance.
Mariah Birgen*, Wartburg College
(1077O11033)

4:15 p.m.
Getting the "feel" for centers of mass.
James A Sellers*, Penn State University
(1077O1709)

4:35 p.m.
Curve Sketching with Puzzle Pieces.
Teena Carroll*, St. Norbert College
(1077O1847)

4:55 p.m.
Grocery Bags and Lasers.
Randall E Cone*, Virginia Military Institute
(1077O11578)

5:15 p.m.
Project CAGE: Integrating mathematical and moral imagination through a handson learning project.
Rebecca Bamford, Center for Learning Innovation, University of Minnesota Rochester
Aminul Huq, Center for Learning Innovation, University of Minnesota Rochester
Wei Wei*, Center for Learning Innovation, University of Minnesota Rochester
(1077O12016)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Undergraduate Research, II
Room 110, Hynes

2:15 p.m.
On $d$modular labelings of the union of two cycles.
Joseph Buchanan*, Illinois State University
Ryan C. Bunge, Illinois State University
Erik Pelttari, Northern Illinois University
Greg Rasmuson, RoanokeBenson High School, IL
Alexander Su, Illinois State University High School
Sevasti Tagaris, Illinois Wesleyan University
(1077052647)

2:30 p.m.
Extremal Graphs Without 4Cycles.
Frank A. Firke*, Carleton College
Evan D. Nash, University of NebraskaLincoln
Peter M. Kosek, The College at Brockport, SUNY
(1077052136)

2:45 p.m.
The Abelian Sandpile Model.
J K Herring*, Sam Houston State University
E Meza, Sam Houston State University
C M Nieuwoudt, Sam Houston State University
(1077052920)

3:00 p.m.
A Family of Algorithms Yielding a Solution to the Hermite Problem.
Sarah Peluse*, Lake Forest College and The University of Chicago
Krishna Dasaratha, Harvard University
Laure Flapan, Yale University
Tom Garrity, Williams College
Chansoo Lee, Williams College
Cornelia Mihaila, Wellesley College
Nicholas NeumannChun, Williams College
Matt Stoffregen, The University of Pittsburgh
(1077112325)

3:15 p.m.
A Generalized Family of Multidimensional Continued Fractions?
Krishna Dasaratha, Harvard University
Laure Flapan, Yale University
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
Chansoo Lee, Williams College
Cornelia Mihaila*, Wellesley College
Nicholas NeumannChun, Williams College
Sarah Peluse, Lake Forest College, University of Chicago
Matt Stoffregen, University of Pittsburgh
(1077112614)

3:30 p.m.
FiniteDimensional Frame Theory over Arbitrary Fields.
Suren Jayasuriya*, University of Pittsburgh
Pedro Perez, Columbus State University
(107715294)

3:45 p.m.
Multidimensional Continued Fraction Pell Equations.
Michael Baiocchi, Stanford University
Krishna Dasaratha, Harvard University
Laure Flapan*, Yale University
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
Chansoo Lee, Williams College
Cornelia Mihaila, Wellesley College
Nicholas NeumannChun, Williams College
Sarah Peluse, University of Chicago
Matthew Stoffregen, University of Pittsburgh
(1077112129)

4:00 p.m.
Unique Sequences for Multidimensional Continued Fractions.
Krishna Dasaratha*, Harvard University
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
Laure Flapan, Yale University
Chansoo Lee, Williams College
Cornelia Mihaila, Wellesley College
Nicholas NeumannChun, Williams College
Sarah Peluse, Chicago University
Matthew Stoffregen, University of Pittsburgh
(1077112499)

4:15 p.m.
The nHouse Problem.
Amanda Kovacs*, Molloy College
(1077112743)

4:30 p.m.
Fraction of Nonnegative Polynomials that are Sums of Squares.
Caitlin A Lownes*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(107714312)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Session on the Capstone Course: Innovations and Implementations, II
Room 310, Hynes Organizers: Kathryn Weld, Manhattan College Kathryn.weld@manhattan.edu Agnes Rash, St. Joseph's College

2:15 p.m.
Communication, Problem Solving and Independence in a Capstone Course.
Kristin A Camenga*, Houghton College
(1077C12198)

2:35 p.m.
Optimizing Capstone With Multiple Constraints.
Risto Atanasov*, Western Carolina University
Tuval Foguel, Western Carolina University
Jeffrey Lawson, Western Carolina University
(1077C1410)

2:55 p.m.
A Vertically Integrated Model for a Mathematics "Capstone".
Aaron Luttman*, Clarkson University
Joseph Skufca, Clarkson University
Brian Leventhal, University of Pittsburgh
Clarice Dziak, Clarkson University
(1077C1280)

3:15 p.m.
Surveying U.S. Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs: What is the status of the capstone course?
Dana C. Cox, Miami University
Mary Beisiegel*, Harvard University
(1077C1770)

3:35 p.m.
A Capstone Course in January.
Jeremy Case*, Taylor University
(1077C12823)

3:55 p.m.
Fostering Communication Skills and Independence in a Capstone Project.
Karrolyne Fogel*, California Lutheran University
Chris Brown, California Lutheran University
(1077C12690)

4:15 p.m.
A formative threesemester capstone experience.
Daniel E. Otero, Xavier University
Joseph F. Wagner*, Xavier University
(1077C11121)

4:35 p.m.
Senior Seminar, Across a Department and Across the Years.
Meredith L Greer*, Bates College
Chip Ross, Bates College
(1077C1151)

4:55 p.m.
Online Discussion Boards in Seminar: Discovering Exciting Tidbits Missed Inside the Classroom Walls on the Outside.
Daniel R. Shifflet*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(1077C12592)

5:15 p.m.
Starting a capstone experience: A user's guide.
Kurt Herzinger*, United States Air Force Academy
Beth Schaubroeck, United States Air Force Academy
Dale Peterson, United States Air Force Academy
(1077C12449)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Session on the Mathematics of Sudoku and Other Pencil Puzzles, I
Room 312, Hynes Organizers: Laura Taalman, James Madison University taal@math.jmu.edu Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University

2:15 p.m.
A Sampler of Sudoku Studies.
Jason Rosenhouse*, James Madison University
Laura Taalman, James Madison University
(1077H12053)

2:35 p.m.
AlMaghribi meets Sudoku.
Andrew J Simoson*, King College
Ilhan M Izmirli, George Mason University
(1077H11036)

2:55 p.m.
ClueSymmetric Sudoku.
Darrah P. Chavey*, Beloit College
(1077H12330)

3:15 p.m.
Minimal connected Shidoku symmetry groups.
Rebecca E Field*, James Madison University
Beth Arnold, James Madison University
Steve Lucas, James Madison University
Laura Taalman, James Madison University
(1077H12861)

3:35 p.m.
MultiSudoku: A Game of Divisors and Multiples.
Agnes M. Rash*, Saint Joseph's University
(1077H12003)

3:55 p.m.
Counting on KenKen Puzzles.
Robert W. Vallin*, Slippery Rock University
(1077H1367)

4:15 p.m.
Minimal $6\times6$ Ken Ken puzzles.
Philip Cobb*, Queensborough Community College
(1077H12639)

4:35 p.m.
Critical sets in Futoshiki squares.
Daniel J Katz*, Guilford College
(1077H11423)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, II
Room 202, Hynes Organizers: Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu Thomas Banchoff, Brown University Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University Edwin Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point Nathan Wodarz, University of WisconsinStevens Point

2:15 p.m.
How does mathematics contribute to a liberal education?
Curtis D. Bennett*, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
(1077N12791)

2:35 p.m.
Using Wikis in a Geometry Class for Future Teachers.
Gregory A Kelsey*, Immaculata University
(1077N11560)

2:55 p.m.
Implementing Mathematics Research Experiences into Teacher Preparation Programs.
David D Barker*, Illinois State University
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
Wendy O'Hanlon, Illinois Central College
(1077N12377)

3:15 p.m.
A First Attempt at Categorizing and Assessing Different Levels of Student Understanding.
Paula Shorter*, Rockhurst University
Mairead Greene, Rockhurst University
(1077N12747)

3:35 p.m.
Using Inquiry Based Learning to Enhance Student Attitudes in Complex Analysis.
Edwin P Herman*, University of WisconsinStevens Point
(1077N12740)

3:55 p.m.
Does "Thinking about Thinking" Impact Completion Rates of Preclass Assignments?
James S Rolf*, United States Air Force Academy
Lauren Scharff, United States Air Force Academy
Thomas Hodge, United States Air Force Academy
(1077N11972)

4:15 p.m.
Collaborative peer review between two IBL number theory courses.
Dana C. Ernst*, Plymouth State University
Angela Hodge, University of Nebraska of Omaha
Andrew Schultz, Wellesley College
(1077N11154)

4:35 p.m.
A SemiIBL Finite Mathematics Course: Is it possible and can it be successful?
Mindy Capaldi*, Valparaiso University
(1077N11032)

4:55 p.m.
An analysis of the effectiveness of using exclusively workshopstyle instruction in the College Algebra classroom.
Jennifer Vandenbussche*, Southern Polytechnic State University
Christina Scherrer, Southern Polytechnic State University
Alexandra Brigham, Southern Polytechnic State University
Anasstasia Semenova, Southern Polytechnic State University
(1077N1793)

5:15 p.m.
A crossdisciplinary analysis of math students' writing.
Patrick Bahls*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Amy MecklenburgFaenger, College of Charleston
Marguerite ScottCopses, College of Charleston
Chris Warnick, College of Charleston
(1077N147)

5:35 p.m.
Pedagogy in large lectures and the age of digital media: Keep up or be left out!
Fabiana Cardetti*, University of Connecticut
Amit Savkar, University of Connecticut
(1077N12051)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:40 p.m.
MAAAMS Invited Paper Session on the Philosophy of Mathematics
Room 302, Hynes Organizers: Thomas Drucker, University of WisconsinWhitewater Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University bgold@monmouth.edu Daniel Sloughter, Furman University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Vistas in Applied, Computational, and Discrete Mathematics
Room 206, Hynes Organizers: Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida zuhair.nashed@ucf.edu Luminita Vese, University of Californina Los Angeles

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
YMN/Project NExT Poster Session
Veteran's Auditorium, 2nd floor, Hynes
Organizers:
Mike Axtell, University of St. Thomas
Kim Roth, Juniata College

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
AMSMAA Joint Panel Discussion
Administrative strategies for dealing with budget cuts.
Room 306, Hynes
Organizers:
Al Boggess, Texas A&M University
Don Allen, Texas A&M University
Jill Zarestky, Texas A&M University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Reporting progress: A minisymposium of projects from the NSF Mathematics and Science Partnership program.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
Richard Alo, National Science Foundation
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation
Daniel Maki, Indiana University
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation
Panelists:
Amy Cohen, Rutgers University
Sabrina Hessinger, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Jim Lewis, University of Nebraska
Glenn Stevens, Boston University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education/ASAMAA Joint Committee on Statistics Education Panel Discussion
Statistics and probability in the Common Core State Standards.
Room 309, Hynes
Organizers:
Nancy Boynton, SUNY Fredonia
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Ann Watkins, California State University, Northridge
Panelists:
Christine Franklin, University of Georgia
Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota
Roxy Peck, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
J. Michael Shaughnessy, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Andrew Zieffler, University of Minnesota

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
Maintaining an active research career through collaboration.
Room 208, Hynes
Organizers:
Christina Sormani, CUNY and Lehman College
Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College
Ruth Haas, Smith College
Moderators:
Ami Radunskaya,
Panelists:
Ruth Haas,
Trachette L. Jackson, University of Michigan
Jill Pipher, Brown University
Urlica Wilson, Morehouse College

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Phylogenetic algebraic geometry.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Seth M. Sullivant*, North Carolina State University
(1077A005)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting
Room 208, Hynes

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Reporting progress: A minisymposium of projects from the NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement/Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM program.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
Richard Alo, National Science Foundation
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation
Panelists:
Patrick Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas
Jerry Lodder, New Mexico State University
Lang Moore, Duke University
Deborah Nolan, University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott
Chairs:
Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Reception for Undergraduate Students
Ballroom C, 3rd floor, Hynes

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Supply, demand, and the math Ph.D. program.
Room 208, Hynes
Organizers:
Julius Zelmanowitz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Panelists:
Nancy Heinschel, National Science Foundation
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
Richard McGehee, University of Minnesota
Carol Wood, Wesleyan University
C. Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
Moderators:
Julius Zelmanowitz, University of California, Santa Barbara

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part A
Dance and mathematics.
Gardner, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Presenters:
Leon Harkleroad, Bowdoin College
Karl Schaffer, De Anza College

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part A
Using randomization methods to build conceptual understanding of statistical inference.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University
Kari F. Lock, Harvard University/Duke University
Eric F. Lock, University of North Carolina
Dennis F. Lock, Iowa State University

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Reunion for Those Interested in Refocusing College Algebra
Dalton, 3rd Floor, Sheraton

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Reception, Business Meeting, and Guest Lecture
Room 304, Hynes

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
Salon FG, 4th Floor, Marriott

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
A 250year argument: Belief, behavior, and the bootstrap.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Bradley Efron*, Stanford University
(10776213)
Thursday January 5, 2012

Thursday January 5, 2012, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
2nd Floor Corridor, opposite Hall C, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Classical Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 104, Hynes Organizers: William O. Bray, University of Maine bray@math.umaine.edu Mark A. Pinsky, Northwestern University

8:00 a.m.
Stationary NavierStokes equations with singular external forces.
Cong Phuc Nguyen, Louisiana State University
Tuoc Van Phan*, University of Tennessee
(107735510)

8:30 a.m.
The critical density property and Harnack's inequality in spaces of homogeneous type.
Sharad Deep Silwal*, Kansas State University
Diego Maldonado, Kansas State University
Sapto Indratno, Bandung Institute of Technology
(10773574)

9:00 a.m.
Exponential Operator Splitting for the generalized Kawahara equation.
Pablo U Suarez*, Delaware State University
(107735183)

9:30 a.m.
Dispersive estimates for Schrödinger operators in dimension two with obstructions at zero energy.
M Burak Erdo\smash{ğ}an, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
William R Green*, Eastern Illinois University
(10773564)

10:00 a.m.
The regularity problem for the Lamé system on curvilinear polygons in two dimensions.
Katharine Ott*, University of Kentucky
Irina Mitrea, Temple University
(1077351836)

10:30 a.m.
A proof of a Theorem of Boutet de Monvel.
Matthew B. Stenzel*, Ohio State University at Newark
(1077581928)

11:00 a.m.
Unimodular Fourier Multipliers On Modulation Spaces.
Jiecheng Chen, Zhejiang University, P.R.China
Dashan Fan, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Lijing Sun*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(107735526)

11:30 a.m.
The Muckenhoupttype estimations for the best constants in multidimensional modular inequalities over spherical cones.
Changpao Chen*, Hsuan Chuang University
JinWen Lan, National Tsing Hua University
DahChin Luor, IShou University
(1077421056)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Climate Modeling and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, I
Suffolk, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Qingshan Chen, Florida State University Nathan GlattHoltz, Indiana University negh@indiana.edu Mickael Chekroun, University of California, Los Angeles

9:00 a.m.
Impact of NonGaussian Random Boundary Conditions on a BurgersBoussinesq System.
Jinqiao Duan*, Institute for Pure and Applied Math, Los Angeles & Dept of Applied Math, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
(1077602529)

9:30 a.m.
Parameter estimation for energy balance models with memory.
Mickael D. Chekroun*, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and IGPP, UCLA
Lionel Roques, UR 546 Biostatistique et Processus Spatiaux, INRA
Michel Cristofol, Université AixMarseille, LATP
Samuel Soubeyrand, UR 546 Biostatistique et Processus Spatiaux, INRA
Michael Ghil, Geosciences Department and Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (CNRS and IPSL)
(1077352575)

10:00 a.m.
Uncertainty quantification in the simulation of quasionedimensional nozzle flow.
Yanyan He*, Florida State University
Yousuff Hussaini, Florida State University
Jonghoon Bin, Florida State University
(1077602126)

10:30 a.m.
Correcting flow estimates in Chesapeake Bay using data assimilation.
Matthew J Hoffman*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1077862741)

11:00 a.m.
A stochastic model for tropical rainfall and extreme events.
Samuel N Stechmann*, Department of Mathematics, and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of WisconsinMadison
J David Neelin, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA
(1077602405)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Geometry of Polytopes, I
Room 102, Hynes Organizers: Egon Schulte, Northeastern University schulte@neu.edu Asia Ivic Weiss, York University

8:00 a.m.
Semiregular Polytopes and Amalgamated CGroups.
Egon Schulte*, Northeastern University
(107705801)

8:30 a.m.
Resent developments about Colorful Polytopes.
Deborah Oliveros*, UNAM
Gabriela Araujo, UNAM.
Hubard Isabel, UNAM.
Egon Schulte, Northeastern University
(1077511483)

9:00 a.m.
Theory and examples of ghost symmetry.
David Richter*, Western Michigan University
(107751544)

9:30 a.m.
Strengthening Fary's Theorem: Convex and StarShaped Realizations of Polyhedral Complexes.
Stedman M. Wilson*, University of California, Los Angeles
Igor Pak, University of California, Los Angeles
(107752878)

10:00 a.m.
Constructing selfPetrie and selfdual covers of regular polyhedra.
Gabe Cunningham*, Northeastern University
(107752814)

10:30 a.m.
The width of 4prismatoids.
Francisco Santos, Universidad de Cantabria
Tamon Stephen*, Simon Fraser University
Hugh Thomas, University of New Brunswick
(1077521301)

11:00 a.m.
TwoOrbit Polytopes with Two Facet Types.
Ilanit Helfand*, Northeastern University
(107705811)

11:30 a.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational and Applied Topology (Mathematics Research Communities session), I
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Radmila Sazdanovic, University of Pennsylvania Daniel Muellner, Stanford University Mikael VejdemoJohansson, University of St. Andrews mikael@johanssons.org

8:00 a.m.
Oscillatory solutions of fourth order conservative systems via the Conley index.
Miroslav Kramar*, Rutgers
J Van den Berg, Free University Amsterdam
R. Van der Vorst, Free University Amsterdam
(1077551002)

8:30 a.m.
Quantifying Patterns in a CoupledPatch Population Model.
Sarah Day*, The College of William and Mary
Benjamin Holman, University of Arizona
(1077371362)

9:00 a.m.
Homology and Robustness of Level and Interlevel Sets.
Paul Bendich, Duke University
Herbert Edelsbrunner, IST Austria
Dmitriy Morozov*, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Amit Patel, Rutgers University
(1077552265)

9:30 a.m.
A spectral sequence for parallelized persistence.
Primoz Skraba*, Jozef Stefan Institute
(1077682114)

10:00 a.m.
ObstructionTheoretic Sensing.
Justin Michael Curry*, University of Pennsylvania
(1077551709)

10:30 a.m.
Evasion Paths in Mobile Sensor Networks.
Henry Adams*, Stanford University
(1077551678)

11:00 a.m.
Persistent homology and statistical inference.
Peter Bubenik*, Cleveland State University
(1077552042)

11:30 a.m.
Finite Coverage Processes and Homology of Random Sets.
Rafal Komendarczyk, Tulane University
Jeffrey Pullen*, Tulane University
(107757985)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Algebraic Geometry and Galois Theory (in memory of Jerald Kovacic), I
Room 103, Hynes Organizers: Phyllis Joan Cassidy, Smith College and the City University of New York Richard Churchill, Hunter College and Graduate Center at CUNY Claude Mitschi, Université de Strasbourg, France Michael Singer, North Carolina State University singer@math.ncsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Automorphisms of Hurwitz series.
William F. Keigher*, Rutgers University, Newark Campus
V. Ravi Srinivasan, Catholic University of America
(1077131231)

8:30 a.m.
Cohomology of Differential Schemes.
Raymond T Hoobler*, City College of New York and Graduate Center, CUNY
(107714511)

9:00 a.m.
Classification of Algebraic Subgroups of Lower Order Unipotent Algebraic Groups.
V. Ravi Srinivasan*, Catholic University of America
(107712530)

9:30 a.m.
Higher variationnal equations between Kolchin solvability and virtual Abelianity.
Guillaume Duval*, INSA de Rouen (France)
(107720394)

10:00 a.m.
Descent for differential Galois theory of difference equations. Confluence and qdependency.
Lucia Di Vizio*, Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Versailles
Charlotte Hardouin, Institut de mathématiques de Toulouse
(107739968)

10:30 a.m.
Solvability of difference Riccati equations.
Seiji Nishioka*, Aoyama Gakuin University
(107712299)

11:00 a.m.
Galois theory of strongly normal differential and difference extensions.
Michael Wibmer*, RWTH Aachen
(107712600)

11:30 a.m.
The ring of global sections of a differential scheme.
Dmitry Trushin*, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(107712596)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry in Pure and Applied Mathematics (in memory of Benoit Mandelbrot), II
Room 200, Hynes Organizers: Michael L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside Erin Pearse, University of Oklahoma ep@ou.edu Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley University

8:00 a.m.
The algebraic geometry of Harper operators.
Dan Li*, Florida State University
(1077701960)

8:30 a.m.
Extreme risk and fractal regularity in finance.
Laurent E Calvet*, Department of Finance, HEC Paris
(1077912303)

9:00 a.m.
The Weierstrass function and Fractional Brownian motion.
Murad S. Taqqu*, Boston University
(107760898)

9:30 a.m.
Magic fractal distribution trees in living systems: 1Implication for evolution theory 2Role of randomness.
Bernard Sapoval*, Physique de la Matière Condensée,Ecole PolytechniqueCNRS
(1077921494)

10:00 a.m.
The landscape of Anderson localization in a disordered medium.
Marcel Filoche*, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS
Svitlana Mayboroda, University of Minnesota
(1077352011)

10:30 a.m.
Fractal Antennas, Resonators, and Invisibility Cloaks: Nuggets from the Tortuous Path.
Nathan Cohen*, Fractal Antenna Systems,Inc.
(1077942760)

11:00 a.m.
Fractal geometry: a pathway to understanding biodiversity.
Mark E Ritchie*, Syracuse University
(1077922516)

11:30 a.m.
Physical Analogues of Peano Curves: from genome folding to new symmetries.
Adrian Sanborn, Harvard University
Jian Li, Harvard University
Erez Lieberman Aiden*, Harvard Society of Fellows
(1077922339)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Groups, Algorithms, Complexity, and Theory of Security, III
Room 101, Hynes Organizers: Maggie Habeeb, City University of New York Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York dkahrobaei@gc.cuny.edu

8:00 a.m.
A More Efficient Approach to Bayesian Variable Selection.
Eric R Ruggieri*, Duquesne University
(1077621198)

8:30 a.m.
Schreier graphs and Schreier dynamical system of the action of Thompson's group $F$ on the Cantor set.
Dmytro M Savchuk*, Binghamton University
(1077201887)

9:00 a.m.
Some Observations Involving the Baumslag groups $G(m,n)$.
Anthony E Clement*, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
(1077201297)

9:30 a.m.
From indexed languages to generating functions.
Jared Adams, Southern Utah University
Eric M Freden*, Southern Utah University
Marni Mishna, Simon Fraser University
(107705864)

10:00 a.m.
Abelian extensions of orthogonal Lie algebras in $E_6$ and $E_8$.
Andrew Douglas*, City University of New York
Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York
Joe Repka, University of Toronto
(1077171454)

10:30 a.m.
Twin Towers of Hanoi: diameters of coupled graphs.
Zoran Sunic*, Texas A&M University
(1077202767)

11:00 a.m.
Permutational isomorphism of permutation groups.
László Babai, The University of Chicago
Paolo Codenotti*, IMA, University of Minnesota
Youming Qiao, Tsinghua University
(1077681334)

11:30 a.m.
Quantum Algorithms for Fixed Points and Invariant Subgroups.
Stephen Majewicz*, Kingsborough Community College
(107720902)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Hyperbolicity in Manifolds and Groups, III
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: David Futer, Temple University dfuter@temple.edu Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University

8:00 a.m.
How do you build examples?
David Ben McReynolds*, Purdue University
(1077201826)

8:30 a.m.
Hyperbolicity and measure in Teichmüller space.
Spencer Dowdall, UIUC
Moon Duchin*, Tufts University
Howard Masur, University of Chicago
(1077511685)

9:00 a.m.
Dynamics of nonclassical interval exchanges.
Vaibhav Gadre*, Harvard University
(107751933)

9:30 a.m.
On convex and nonconvex Fuchsian polyhedral realizations of hyperbolic surfaces with a single conical singularity.
Jaejeong Lee, Seoul, South Korea
Kei Nakamura*, Temple University
(1077572910)

10:00 a.m.
Hyperbolic directions in Teichmuller space equipped with the Lipschitz metric.
Jing Tao*, University of Utah
(1077511007)

10:30 a.m.
Embeddability between RightAngled Artin Groups.
Sanghyun Kim*, KAIST
Thomas Koberda, Harvard University
(1077201209)

11:00 a.m.
The geometry of rightangled Artin subgroups of mapping class groups.
Matt T. Clay, Allegheny College
Christopher J. Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Johanna Mangahas*, Brown University
(1077571331)

11:30 a.m.
Invariant random subgroups of Lie groups.
Ian P Biringer*, New Haven
(1077512347)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory, I
Provincetown, 4th Floor, Marriott Organizers: Tim Cochran, Rice University cochran@rice.edu Shelly Harvey, Rice University

8:00 a.m.
Virtual Knot Theory  State Sum Invariants.
Louis H Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(107757699)

8:30 a.m.
Virtual knots and Khovanov Homology.
Heather A Dye*, McKendree University
Louis Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago
Aaron Kaestner, North Park University
(107757508)

9:00 a.m.
A new generalization of the Khovanov Homology.
Ik Jae Lee*, Kansas State University
(107718114)

9:30 a.m.
Strong LSpaces and Left Orderability.
Adam Simon Levine*, Brandeis University
Sam Lewallen, Princeton University
(1077571801)

10:00 a.m.
A relationship between categorified braid invariants from representation theory and Floer theory.
Denis Auroux, University of California, Berkeley
J. Elisenda Grigsby*, Boston College
Stephan M. Wehrli, Syracuse University
(1077571882)

10:30 a.m.
A new filtration of the Magnus kernel of the Torelli group.
R. Taylor McNeill*, Rice University
(1077571343)

11:00 a.m.
Embeddings of contact solid tori and Legendrian cable knots.
Douglas J LaFountain*, Aarhus University
John B Etnyre, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bülent Tosun, Georgia Institute of Technology
(107757749)

11:30 a.m.
Unstable Vassiliev theory.
Chad D Giusti*, Willamette University
(10775598)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, III
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu

8:00 a.m.
The environmental impact on sustainable forest management.
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
Yuri Yatsenko, HBU
Renan Goetz, University of Girona
(107792608)

8:30 a.m.
Optimally Fragmenting Graphs Against Stochasticallylocated Threats: Balancing Preventative and Realtime Actions in Wildfire Containment.
Gwen Spencer*, Cornell University
David Shmoys, Cornell University
(1077901978)

9:00 a.m.
Effect of Gravity in Diffusive Thermal Instabilities of Diffusion Flames.
Joseph E Hibdon, Jr*, Northeastern Illinois University
Moshe Matalon, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077761864)

9:30 a.m.
Multiscale methods for seismic imaging.
Susan E. Minkoff*, University of Maryland Baltimore County
(1077862488)

10:00 a.m.
A Bayesian Model Identifying Locations At Risk From HumanTransported Exotic Pathogens.
Steven C McKelvey*, St. Olaf College
Frank H Koch, USDA Forest Service
William D Smith, USDA Forest Service
Kelly R Hawley, Best Buy, Inc.
(107760648)

10:30 a.m.
Temporally variable dispersal and demography can accelerate the spread of invading species.
Stephen P. Ellner, Cornell University
Sebastian J. Schreiber*, University of California, Davis
(1077921571)

11:00 a.m.
Mathematical modeling for the improvement of sustainable pest management: a trap cropping example.
Matthew H. Holden*, Cornell University
Stephen P Ellner, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Cornell University
DooHyung Lee, Entomology/Cornell University
Jan P Nyrop, Entomology/Cornell University
John P Sanderson, Entomology/Cornell University
(107792690)

11:30 a.m.
To eradicate or not to eradicate: Economic optima for spatial immunizing infections.
Petra Klepac*, Princeton University
(1077921871)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on New Perspectives in Multiplicative Number Theory (Mathematics Research Communities session), I
Fairfield, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Leo Goldmakher, University of Toronto Jonathan Kish, University of Colorado at Boulder Micah Milinovich, University of Mississippi Paul Pollack, University of British Columbia/Simon Fraser University pollack@math.ubc.ca

8:00 a.m.
A Weighted Selberg Sieve.
C S Franze*, Central Michigan University
(1077112445)

8:30 a.m.
On the maximum number of consecutive integers on which a character is constant.
Enrique Trevino*, Swarthmore
(1077111736)

9:00 a.m.
The distribution of character sums.
Jonathan W Bober*, University of Washington
Leo Goldmakher, University of Toronto
(1077112214)

9:30 a.m.
On the divisors of $x^n1$.
Lola Thompson*, Dartmouth College
(1077112093)

10:00 a.m.
Large odd order character sums.
Youness Lamzouri*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Leo Goldmakher, University of Toronto
(1077111742)

10:30 a.m.
When is a multiplicative function small on average?
Dimitris Koukoulopoulos*, CRM, Universite de Montreal
(1077112166)

11:00 a.m.
The latest pretensions.
Andrew Granville*, University of Montreal
(1077111619)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Optimal Control in Applied Mathematical Modeling, II
Clarendon, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University nahritonenko@pvamu.edu Yuri Yatsenko, Houston Baptist University

8:00 a.m.
Twodimensional interaction of weakly nonlinear solitary waves in shallow water: Mach reflection for the BenneyLuke equation and the KP equation.
Kenichi Maruno*, The University of Texas  Pan American
Yuji Kodama, Ohio State University
Hidekazu Tsuji, Kyushu University
BaoFeng Feng, The University of Texas  Pan American
(1077761190)

8:30 a.m.
Nonlinear parametric Neumann problems with bifurcation and control properties.
Dumitru Motreanu*, University of Perpignan, France
(107735515)

9:00 a.m.
Optimization under Uncertainty and Algorithmic Correlation of Random Variables  Practice.
Thomas R Fielden*, Portland, Oregon
Steven A Bleiler, Portland State University
(1077601659)

9:30 a.m.
Optimization under Uncertainty and Algorithmic Correlation of Random Variables: Theory.
Steven A Bleiler*, Portland State University
Thomas R Fielden, Portland, Oregon
(1077601105)

10:00 a.m.
Optimal Control of Variational Inequalities.
Janos Turi*, University of Texas at Dallas
Alain Bensoussan, University of Texas at Dallas
(107749936)

10:30 a.m.
Timeandage distributed controls in economic and management applications.
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
Yuri Yatsenko, Houston Baptist University
(107790721)

11:00 a.m.
Optimal R & D Spending and Competition Between Firms.
Jannett Highfill, Bradley University
Michael McAsey*, Bradley University
(107749365)

11:30 a.m.
Stochastic Multiscale Modeling Suggests the Molecular Basis of CalciumEntrained Cardiac Arrhythmia.
M. Saleet Jafri*, George Mason University
Minh Tuan HoangTrong, George Mason University
George S. B. Williams, University of Maryland Baltimore
W. Jonathan Lederer, University of Maryland Baltimore
(1077922345)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Progress in Free Analysis, I
Room 108, Hynes Organizers: J. William Helton, University of California, San Diego Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa paulmuhly@uiowa.edu

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Rational Points on Varieties, I
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jennifer Balakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bjorn Poonen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bianca Viray, Brown University bviray@math.brown.edu Kirsten Wickelgren, Harvard University

8:00 a.m.
The rational points on a recalcitrant genus 12 curve.
Ralph Greenberg, University of Washington
Karl Rubin, UCI
Michael Stoll, Universitat Bayreuth
Alice Silverberg*, University of California, Irvine
(107711777)

8:30 a.m.
Twists of Shimura Curves.
James Henry Stankewicz*, University of Georgia
(1077111155)

9:00 a.m.
A descent map for curves with totally degenerate semistable reduction.
Shahed Sharif*, CSU San Marcos
(1077111592)

9:30 a.m.
Siegel's Theorem and the Shafarevich Conjecture.
Aaron Levin*, Michigan State University
(1077111753)

10:00 a.m.
Hilbert's Tenth Problem for function fields of positive characteristic.
Kirsten Eisentraeger*, The Pennsylvania State University
(1077111200)

10:30 a.m.
Integral points on elliptic curves and explicit valuations of division polynomials.
Katherine E Stange*, Stanford University
(1077111233)

11:00 a.m.
The Distribution of 2Selmer Ranks of Quadratic Twists of Elliptic Curves.
Zev Klagsbrun*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1077111268)

11:30 a.m.
Elliptic division and unramified correspondence.
Fedor A. Bogomolov*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1077111884)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Applications of Stochastic Differential and Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 107, Hynes Organizers: Edward Allen, Texas Tech University Mahmoud Anabtawi, American University of Sharjah Armando Arciniega, University of Texas at San Antonio armando.arciniega@utsa.edu Gangaram S. Ladde, University of South Florida Sivapragasam Sathananthan, Tennessee State University

8:00 a.m.
Energy/Lyapunov Function Method for Solving Stochastic Differential Equations.
Gangaram S. Ladde*, University of South Florida at Tampa
(1077341092)

8:30 a.m.
Qualitative Analysis of Stochastic Theta Methods for SDEs.
Henri Schurz*, Southern Illinois University
(1077601065)

9:00 a.m.
Stochastic Differential Equations of the Wick Type.
Fariborz Asadian*, Fort Valley State University
(107760915)

9:30 a.m.
Stability properties of stochastic logistic models.
Janusz S Golec*, Fordham University
(1077601003)

10:00 a.m.
Hybrid Impulsive Control of Stochastic Systems with Multiplicative Noise under Markovian Switching.
S. Sathananthan, Tennessee State University
N. Jordan Jameson*, Tennessee State University
M. J. Knap, Tennessee State University
(107793325)

10:30 a.m.
Pathwise Convergence Rate for Numerical Solutions of Stochastic Differential Equations.
Son Luu Nguyen*, Carleton University
George Yin, Wayne State University
(1077601797)

11:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Properties of ConsensusType Algorithms for Networked Systems with RegimeSwitching Topologies.
G. Yin, Wayne State University
Yu Sun*, Wayne State University
Le Yi Wang, Wayne State University
(107760330)

11:30 a.m.
Existence Results for Some HigherOrder Nonautonomous Differential Equations in Hilbert Space.
Toka Diagana*, Howard University  Washington DC
(107734681)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on the Geometry of Real Projective Structures (Mathematics Research Communities session), I
Dartmouth, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jeffrey Danciger, Stanford University jeffdanciger@gmail.com Kelly Delp, Buffalo State College Sean Lawton, University of Texas, Pan American Kathryn Mann, University of Chicago

8:00 a.m.
Open problems in real projective structures on lowdimensional orbifolds.
Suhyoung Choi*, KAIST
(107757970)

9:00 a.m.
On Embedded Spheres of Closed Affine Manifolds.
Weiqiang Wu*, University of Maryland  College Park
(107751408)

9:30 a.m.
BiLipschitz Extension from Boundaries of Certain Gromov Hypebolic Spaces.
Anton Lukyanenko*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
(107751371)

10:00 a.m.
Twoholed cross surfaces and their affine deformations.
Todd A. Drumm*, Howard University
Virginie Charette, University of Sherbrooke
William M. Goldman, University of Maryland, College Park
(1077511456)

11:00 a.m.
The Simple $S^2$branched Cover Area of a Surface.
AldoHilario CruzCota*, Grand Valley State University
Teresita RamirezRosas, Grand Valley State University
(107757309)

11:30 a.m.
Volumes of Complex Hyperbolic Orbifolds.
Ilesanmi Adeboye*, Wesleyan University
(107757621)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, III
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu Craig Fraser, University of Toronto Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

8:00 a.m.
The Genius in Mathematics.
Anjing Qu*, Northwest University, Xian, China
(1077011459)

8:30 a.m.
Analogies between algebra and number theory: Some uses of congruences in France between 1801 and 1850.
Jenny Boucard*, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu (Paris)
(1077011816)

9:00 a.m.
The teaching of Algebra in France (18091914).
Caroline Ehrhardt*, ENSLyon/Institut français de l'éducation, Service d'histoire de l'éducation
(1077012033)

9:30 a.m.
Linear groups in Galois fields between France and the U.S.A. at the turn of the 20th century.
Frédéric Brechenmacher*, University of LilleNorth of France (U. Artois). Laboratoire de mathématiques de Lens.
(1077011248)

10:00 a.m.
Hans Frederik Blichfeldt.
Sebastien Gauthier*, Institut Camille Jordan, Université Lyon 1  Claude Bernard
(1077011514)

10:30 a.m.
Cambridge mathematics in the north: Peter Guthrie Tait, Philip Kelland and the local nature of mathematics in Edinburgh, 18581865.
Josipa Petrunic*, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
(1077011532)

11:00 a.m.
Mathematics for Public Consumption: Augustus De Morgan's Anonymous Reviews for the Athenaeum.
Sloan Evans Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(1077011530)

11:30 a.m.
Rhetorics of international communication and cooperation: MittagLeffler and Swedish mathematics, 18801920.
Laura E. Turner*, University of Artois
(1077012385)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing, III
Room 207, Hynes Organizers: Damir Dzhafarov, University of Chicago and University of Notre Dame Jeff Hirst, Appalachian State University jlh@cs.appstate.edu Carl Mummert, Marshall University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on the Mathematics of Computation: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Applications, II
Room 109, Hynes Organizers: ChiWang Shu, Brown University shu@dam.brown.edu Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University brenner@math.lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
A balanced finite element method for singularly perturbed reactiondiffusion problems.
Runchang Lin*, Texas A&M International University
Martin Stynes, National University of Ireland
(107765635)

8:30 a.m.
Finite Element Methods for the Displacement Obstacle Problem of Clamped Plates.
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University
Liyeng Sung, Louisiana State University
Hongchao Zhang, Louisiana State University
Yi Zhang*, Louisiana State University
(1077651754)

9:00 a.m.
Finite dimensional approximations of nonlocal diffusion and peridynamic models.
Qiang Du*, Penn State University
(1077652140)

9:30 a.m.
Domain decomposition preconditioners for the discontinuous PetrovGalerkin method.
Andrew T. Barker*, Louisiana State University
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University
LiYeng Sung, Louisiana State University
(1077651579)

10:00 a.m.
HDG Methods for the VorticityVelocityPressure Formulation of the Stokes Problem.
Bernardo Cockburn, University of Minnesota
Jintao Cui*, University of Minnesota
(107765528)

10:30 a.m.
Analysis of HDG methods for the NavierStokes equations.
Aycil Cesmelioglu*, University of Minnesota
Bernardo Cockburn, University of Minnesota
Ngoc Cuong Nguyen, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jaime Peraire, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077651583)

11:00 a.m.
A nonconforming Generalized Finite Element Method for Transmission Problems.
Anna L. Mazzucato, Penn State University
Victor Nistor, Penn State University
Qingqin Qu*, Penn State University
(1077652220)

11:30 a.m.
A Twogrid Method for Semilinear Interface Problems.
Holst Michael, University of California at San Diego
Ryan Szypowski, University of California at San Diego
Yunrong Zhu*, University of California at San Diego
(1077651482)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Arts and Mathematics, Together Again, II
Room 311, Hynes Organizers: Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:20 a.m.
Semigroups, LSystems, and Algorithmic Composition.
Marcus Pendergrass*, HampdenSydney College
(1077B12954)

8:40 a.m.
Discussion.

9:00 a.m.
Exploring the Mathematics of Tuning a Musical Instrument using Straws.
Christine von Renesse*, Westfield State University, MA
(1077B1698)

9:20 a.m.
Composing with Mathematics: Final Projects in a Math and Music Course.
Gareth E Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
(1077B12572)

9:40 a.m.
Three stories from the mathart frontier.
Luke Wolcott*, University of Washington
(1077B1894)

10:00 a.m.
Math/Art: Collaborative Practices.
William Kronholm*, Whittier College
Aaron Bocanegra, SCIArc
(1077B1559)

10:20 a.m.
Creative Variations.
Jennifer Wilson*, Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts
(1077B12825)

10:40 a.m.
Fostering Artistic Explorations with Geometer's Sketchpad.
Debra L. Hydorn*, University of Mary Washington
(1077B12486)

11:00 a.m.
Improv Techniques for the Mathematics Classroom.
Andrea N Young*, Ripon College
(1077B1229)

11:20 a.m.
Mathematics in Literature and Cinema.
Mark Kozek*, Whittier College
(1077B12296)

11:40 a.m.
Artists Respond to the Enigma of Alan Turing.
Michael Olinick, Middlebury College
Robert P. Martin*, Middlebury College
(1077B1219)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Calculus of Variations, Optimal Control, and Optimization
Room 303, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Optimal Control of Projectile Motion with SensitivityBased Optimization.
David C. Szurley*, Francis Marion University
(1077492448)

8:15 a.m.
A Comparison of DerivativeFree Optimization Methods with Constraint Methods.
Ahmad R Almomani*, Clarkson University
Katie R. Fowler, Clarkson University
(1077491734)

8:30 a.m.
Existence of isoperimetric regions in $R^n$ with density.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
Aldo Pratelli, Universita di Pavia
(107749224)

8:45 a.m.
Solution of optimal control problems via combined blockpulse functions and polynomial series.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(107749634)

9:00 a.m.
Break.

9:15 a.m.
A variational characterization of the effective yield set for ionic polycrystals.
Farhod Abdullayev*, North Dakota State University
(1077491034)

9:30 a.m.
Identification of Nerves in Ultrasound Scans Using a Modified MumfordShah Functional and Prior Information.
JungHa An*, California State University, Stanislaus
Paul Bigeleisen, Department of Anesthesiology/University of Maryland
Steven Damelin, Georgia Southern University
(1077491645)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, III
Room 111, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
On the Permanent Rank of Matrices.
Keivan Hassani Monfared*, Graduate Student / University of Wyoming
(1077052438)

8:15 a.m.
Zero Forcing Numbers and Graph Powers.
Carolyn Kim*, Harvard University
(1077052793)

8:30 a.m.
Weak Discrepancy of Grids.
Katherine V. Johnson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
A. J. Radcliffe, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1077052425)

8:45 a.m.
Spectral properties of complex unit gain graphs.
Nathan H Reff*, Binghamton University
(1077052387)

9:00 a.m.
Fair Duels, Bad Shots, and ThueMorse.
Joshua N Cooper, University of South Carolina
Aaron M Dutle*, University of South Carolina
(1077052473)

9:15 a.m.
Counting Large Distances in Convex Polygons: A Computational Approach.
Filip Morić, EPFL
David Pritchard*, EPFL
(1077052386)

9:30 a.m.
Break.

9:45 a.m.
Some Results on Permutation Patterns.
Taylor F Allison*, North Carolina State University
(1077052372)

10:00 a.m.
Maximizing the number of edges in optimal $k$rankings.
Rigoberto Florez, University of South Carolina Sumter
Darren A Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1077052358)

10:15 a.m.
Degree Matrices of $k$edge Colored Graphs.
Kathleen M. Ryan*, Lehigh University
Garth Isaak, Lehigh University
(1077052351)

10:30 a.m.
Generating Differential Equations for Multirestricted Stirling numbers.
Ji Young Choi*, Shippensburg University of PA
(1077052348)

10:45 a.m.
The negative $q$Binomial.
Shishuo Fu*, KAIST, Republic of Korea
Victor Reiner, University of Minnesota
Dennis Stanton, University of Minnesota
Nathaniel Thiem, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1077052310)

11:00 a.m.
ModularDistance Labelings of Graphs.
Joshua Hanes*, Mississippi University for Women
Tristan Denley, Austin Peay State University
(1077052548)

11:15 a.m.
Strong Circuit Double Cover Conjecture in Special Cubic Graphs.
Wenliang Tang*, West Virginia University
Erling Wei, Renmin University of China
Cunquan Zhang, West Virginia University
(1077052284)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Differential Geometry, I
Room 105, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Large autotopism groups on translation planes.
Oscar Vega*, California State University, Fresno
N. L. Johnson, University of Iowa
Vikram Jha, Glasgow United Kingdom.
(1077511591)

8:15 a.m.
A note on a topological geometrical interpretation of Bell's inequality and Hardy's quantum entanglement.
S. I. Nada*, University of Qatar
Elnaschie, Alexandrie university,Egypt
(1077511211)

8:30 a.m.
Tetrahedron Discovers Itself : Frequency & Scale Change.
John Arden Hiigli*, Le Jardin a l'Ouest
(1077511162)

8:45 a.m.
The Chentype of some isoparametric hypersurfaces in the unit sphere.
Ivko M Dimitric*, Pennsylvania State University Fayette, The Eberly Campus
(1077532899)

9:00 a.m.
Complete geometry on a Riemannian $\mathcal{A}$module. Sylvester's theorem.
Adaeze Christiana Anyaegbunam*, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
(10775165)

9:15 a.m.
Tiling a triangle with congruent triangles.
Michael Beeson*, San Jose State University
(107751488)

9:30 a.m.
Differential forms on contact quotients.
Fatima Mahmood*, Cornell University
(1077532485)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Research in Analysis
Room 201, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
Minimizing the Jacobian Integral.
Colin Carroll*, Rice University
(1077VJ2942)

8:15 a.m.
The Poisson Geometry of SU(1,1).
McKenzie R Lamb*, Ripon College
Philip Foth, University of Arizona
(1077VJ2736)

8:30 a.m.
Looking for a few good means.
Bruce R. Ebanks*, Mississippi State University
(1077VJ1335)

8:45 a.m.
a CLT for independent nonidentical processes.
Yuping Yang*, Texas A&M University
(1077VJ2869)

9:00 a.m.
Benford's Law and Dependent Random Variables.
Thealexa G Becker*, Smith College
Alec GreavesTunnell, Williams College
Ryan Ronan, Cooper Union
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1077VJ2495)

9:15 a.m.
The Necessary Condition For $\bar{\partial}$equation in Hölder space in $\mathbb{C}^3$.
Young Hwan You*, Indiana University East
(1077VJ2578)

9:30 a.m.
Dynamical deltoids.
Joshua P. Bowman*, Stony Brook University
(1077VJ1360)

9:45 a.m.
Existence of Solutions for Nonconvex $n^{th}$ Order Differential Inclusions.
Michael Fulkerson, University of Central Oklahoma
Kristi Karber*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1077VJ1077)

10:00 a.m.
Bifurcations of Inverse Functions: A Story of Undergraduate Research.
Jody M Sorensen*, Augsburg College
(1077VJ2559)

10:15 a.m.
Proof of the density hypothesis.
Yuanyou F. Cheng*, Waltham, MA
(1077VJ949)

10:30 a.m.
On quasidiagonality of continuous fields.
Jose L. Lugo*, Purdue University
(1077VJ1706)

10:45 a.m.
How Fast does a Sequence of Positive Integers Grow? An Elementary Perspective based on Multiplication.
Michael A Brilleslyper*, U. S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Bradley A Warner, U. S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
(1077VJ845)

11:00 a.m.
A tail of two series.
Johann A Thiel*, United States Military Academy
(1077VJ2564)

11:15 a.m.
Lowlying zeros of cuspidal Maass forms.
Liyang Zhang*, Williams College
Steven J Miller, Williams College
Oleg Lazarev, Princeton University
Geoffrey Iyer, University of Michigan
Nadine Amersi, University College London
(1077VJ740)

11:30 a.m.
Quantitative Approximation by Fractional Smooth General Singular Operators.
George A Anastassiou, University of Memphis
Razvan A. Mezei*, Lander University
(1077VJ450)

11:45 a.m.
On the Linear Generating Function for the Charlier Polynomials.
Daniel Joseph Galiffa*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1077VJ2638)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Statistics
Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
Estimation of eigenvalues and their multiplicities of a covariance operator.
Krishna Kaphle*, Illinois Wesleyan University
Frits H. Ruymgaart, Texas Tech University
George Gaines, Texas Tech University
(1077VE2346)

8:15 a.m.
Linear Tests of Uniformity for Data Defined on Distance Transitive Graphs.
Connor Ahlbach, Harvey Mudd College
John Choi, Harvey Mudd College
Michael Orrison, Harvey Mudd College
Laura Passarelli, Scripps College
Shujing Xu*, Claremont Graduate University
(1077VE2286)

8:30 a.m.
Approximation to the Generalized Gamma Distribution.
Salam Md. Mahbubush Khan*, Alabama A&M University
(1077VE2009)

8:45 a.m.
Detection of slightly expressed changes in random environment.
Veera Holdai*, Salisbury University
(1077VE1317)

9:00 a.m.
Break.

9:15 a.m.
Bounded influence nonlinear signedrank regression.
Huybrechts Bindele*, Auburn University
Asheber Abebe, Auburn University
(1077VE954)

9:30 a.m.
Rankbased estimation for generalized linear models.
Guyvanie M Miakonkana*, Auburn University
Ashere Abebe, Auburn University
(1077VE478)

9:45 a.m.
A Robust Dispersion Estimator and its Applications.
Jianfeng Zhang*, Chattanooga TN
David Olive, Southern Illinois Univeristy Carbondale
Ping Ye, Quincy University
(1077VE293)

10:00 a.m.
Exact Confidence Intervals for the Ratio of Two Proportions.
Paul R. Coe*, Dominican University
(1077VE2753)

10:15 a.m.
Break.

10:30 a.m.
Using Mixed Distributions to Model Count Data with Application.
Mehdi Razzaghi*, Bloomsburg University
(1077VE2947)

10:45 a.m.
Break.

11:00 a.m.
Census at School: An Outreach Program to Teach Statistical Problem Solving in Grades 412 Using Real Student Data.
Rebecca Nichols*, American Statistical Association
(1077VE2627)

11:15 a.m.
Teaching Statistics through the years: What works? What doesn't? What's next?
Barbara A. Wainwright*, Salisbury University
(1077VE1422)

11:30 a.m.
Introducing The Idea of Fitting a Distribution to Data in a Probability Course.
Christopher J Lacke*, Rowan University
(1077VE2948)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Manifolds, Cell Complexes, and Global Analysis, I
Room 305, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Paths in the pants complex and bridge splittings of knots.
Alexander M Zupan*, University of Iowa
(1077572952)

8:15 a.m.
The sl(3) skein module.
Jeffrey Boerner*, Westminster College
(1077572806)

8:30 a.m.
The asymptotic expansion of the WittenReshetikhinTuraev invariants.
Benjamin Himpel*, Aarhus University, Denmark
Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
(1077572374)

8:45 a.m.
Knots in handlebodies with handlebody surgeries.
R. Sean Bowman*, University of Texas, Austin
(1077572123)

9:00 a.m.
Squarepegs and Inscribed Polygons.
Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia, Athens
Elizabeth Denne*, Smith College
John McCleary, Vassar College
(1077571536)

9:15 a.m.
Mapping Cylinder Neighborhoods in Manifold Stratified Pairs.
Stacy L. Hoehn*, Vanderbilt University
C. Bruce Hughes, Vanderbilt University
(1077572116)

9:30 a.m.
Genus 2 mutation of knots.
Allison H Moore*, The University of Texas at Austin
(1077572235)

9:45 a.m.
Algebras Counting Minimal Intersection and SelfIntersection Numbers of Loops on a Surface.
Patricia Cahn*, Dartmouth College
(1077572121)

10:00 a.m.
The adjoint action on homotopyassociative Hspaces.
Nicholas D. Nguyen*, University of California San Diego
(1077571401)

10:15 a.m.
Circle Valued Generating Families and Legendrian Link Invariants.
Christopher A Micklewright*, Bryn Mawr College
(107757860)

10:30 a.m.
On the rotation class of knotted Legendrian tori in $\mathbb{R}^5$.
Ben McCarty*, Louisiana State University
Scott Baldridge, Louisiana State University
(107757760)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Room 203, Hynes Organizers: Carla D. Martin, James Madison University carlam@math.jmu.edu Phil Gustafson, Mesa State College Michael Monticino, University of North Texas

8:00 a.m.
Reduction of the operation cost via optimal control of an industrial wastewater biotreatment process.
Ellina V. Grigorieva*, Texas Woman's University
Evgenii N. Khailov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univeristy, Russia
Andrei Korobeinikov, University of Limerick, Ireland
(1077G51378)

8:20 a.m.
Tires, Insurance and Clutches: Applications of Undergraduate Consulting.
John R Ramsay*, The College of Wooster
(1077G52780)

8:40 a.m.
Visualizing semantic data through the use of partially ordered sets.
Emilie Hogan*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Cliff Joslyn, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1077G52674)

9:00 a.m.
Cubic Splines, Local Extrema, and the Harmonic Mean: An Application to Graph Editors.
James H. Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1077G5324)

9:20 a.m.
Optimization in Fourier imaging for laser remote sensing.
Thomas Höft*, Tufts University
(1077G51922)

9:40 a.m.
Modeling GPS Interference.
Joseph J. Rushanan*, The MITRE Corporation
(1077G52112)

10:00 a.m.
Using Regression to Determine Cost Estimating Relationships for Costing of FAA Software.
William S. Barfield*, Quantech Services, Inc.
(1077G52293)

10:20 a.m.
New Metrics to Detect Suicide Bombers.
William P. Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
(1077G5520)

10:40 a.m.
Math in the City.
Ananthnarayan Hariharan, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Lauren Keough*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1077G5775)

11:00 a.m.
"Careers in Mathematics" speakers series.
Michael Dorff*, Brigham Young University
(1077G52397)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on My Most Successful Math Club Activity
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jacqueline Jensen, Slippery Rock University Jacqueline.jensen@sru.edu Deanna Haunsberger, Carleton College

8:00 a.m.
Math Club Bingo.
Jacqueline A. JensenVallin*, Slippery Rock University
(1077J5658)

8:20 a.m.
The Calculus Bowl: A Fundraising Activity for the Mathematics Club.
H. Smith Risser, Montana Tech
Casey Clark*, Montana Tech
Jay Rosencrantz, Montana Tech
JoAnne McAllister, Montana Tech
Jeff Winter, Montana Tech
Stuart Fortier, Montana Tech
(1077J52111)

8:40 a.m.
The Amazing Mathematical Race.
Brooke E Buckley*, Northern Kentucky University
Bethany A Noblitt, Northern Kentucky University
(1077J5755)

9:00 a.m.
Bringing Down The House?
Kathryn Behrend Andrist*, Utah Valley University
(1077J51099)

9:20 a.m.
Solidly Platonic: Hood College's Math Tea Love Affair with Vi Hart.
Jill Bigley Dunham*, Hood College
Ann Stewart, Hood College
(1077J52030)

9:40 a.m.
Origami for Math Clubs.
Dale K Hathaway*, Olivet Nazarene University
(1077J51386)

10:00 a.m.
Celebrating PiDay with a Piathlon!
Daniel M. Look*, St. Lawrence University
(1077J5732)

10:20 a.m.
University of Rochester's Annual PiDay Festival.
Alicia M Cornelia*, University of Rochester
(1077J51723)

10:40 a.m.
Interdisciplinary Lecture Series.
Jennifer McLoudMann*, The University of Texas at Tyler
Christina Graves, The University of Texas at Tyler
(1077J51397)

11:00 a.m.
Art Museum Field Trip.
Kathi Crow*, Salem State University
(1077J52043)

11:20 a.m.
Beautiful Minds: Getting hooked on Math through Literature.
Maria Falidas*, American Community Schools of Athens
(1077J52267)

11:40 a.m.
Math Awareness Week: Students Engaging Students.
Monika Kiss, Saint Leo University
Jacci White*, Saint Leo University
(1077J5871)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, and Statistics, III
Room 209, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Betacauchy distribution and its applications.
Etaf Alshawarbeh*, Central Michigan University
Felix Famoye, Central Michigan University
Carl Lee, Central Michigan University
(1077621436)

8:15 a.m.
Invariant Theory for Hypothesis Testing on Graphs.
Andrey Rukhin*, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
(107762428)

8:30 a.m.
Investigation of a Random Graph Model for Neuronal Connectivity.
David J. Marchette*, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA
Carey E. Priebe, Johns Hopkins University
Rebecca F. Goldin, George Mason University
Giorgio A. Ascoli, George Mason University
(107762424)

8:45 a.m.
Solving Tolerance Optimization Problems for Complex Manufacturing Systems.
Paul L. Goethals*, United States Military Academy
Gregory L. Boylan, Clemson University
Byung Rae Cho, Clemson University
(107762269)

9:00 a.m.
Identifying Gene Set Differences Between Bcell and Tcell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Jacob A Gagnon*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(107762112)

9:15 a.m.
Break.

9:30 a.m.
On a hybrid method for variable selection.
Daniel Vasiliu*, Christopher Newport University
(1077622870)

9:45 a.m.
A Study on Tests of Symmetry with Ordered Alternatives in Higher Dimensional Contingency Tables.
Ping Ye*, Quincy University
Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
(107762138)

10:00 a.m.
Law of the iterated logarithm for the $L_2$ error of the wavelet density estimator.
Lu Lu*, University of Connecticut
(107762119)

10:15 a.m.
Multivariate Nonparametric Ranking and Selection.
Jeremy Entner*, Syracuse University
(107762144)

10:30 a.m.
Combinatorics and statistical issues related to the KruskalWallis statistic.
Raymond N. Greenwell*, Hofstra University
Anna E. Bargagliotti, Loyola Marymount University
(10776253)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Room 202, Hynes Organizers: Sean Larsen, Portland State University slarsen@pdx.edu Stacy Brown, Pitzer College Karen Marrongelle, Portland State University

8:00 a.m.
Students' Understanding of TwoVariable Functions and Rates of Change.
Eric David Weber*, Arizona State University
(1077M133)

8:20 a.m.
A circle of radius one: Preservice teachers' notions of the unit circle.
Kevin C. Moore*, University of Georgia
Kevin R. LaForest, University of Georgia
Hee Jung Kim, University of Georgia
(1077M1142)

8:40 a.m.
Introducing the Concept of Derivative via the Calculus Triangle.
Michael A. Tallman*, Arizona State University
Eric Weber, Arizona State University
(1077M1292)

9:00 a.m.
The Proof is in the Practice? Graduate Teaching Assistants and Future Teachers.
Kimberly Cervello Rogers*, Michigan State University
(1077M1796)

9:20 a.m.
Break.

9:40 a.m.
Authority dynamics in mathematics discussions.
Rebecca A. Dibbs, University of Northern Colorado
David M. Glassmeyer*, University of Northern Colorado
Michael C. Oehrtman, University of Northern Colorado
(1077M1922)

10:00 a.m.
Building Symbolic Meaning Through DynamicallyConnected Representations in Abstract Algebra.
Douglas A. Lapp*, Central Michigan University
(1077M11004)

10:20 a.m.
Experts' Reification of Complex Variables Concepts: The Role of Metaphor.
Hortensia SotoJohnson*, University of Northern Colorado
Michael Oehrtman, University of Northern Colorado
Kristin Noblet, University of Northern Colorado
Lee Roberson, University of Northern Colorado
Sarah Rozner, University of Northern Colorado
(1077M11586)

10:40 a.m.
Reaching for the Familiar: Example Generation in the Proving Process.
James T Sandefur*, Georgetown University
John Mason, Oxford University
Gabriel J. Stylianides, Oxford University
Anne Watson, Oxford University
(1077M11714)

11:00 a.m.
A Model of Students' Combinatorial Thinking.
Elise N Lockwood*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1077M11241)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Touch It, Feel It, Learn It: Tactile learning Activities in the Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom, III
Room 313, Hynes Organizers: Jessica Mikhaylov, U.S. Military Academy jessica.mikhaylov@usma.edu Julie Barnes, Western Carolina University

8:00 a.m.
Riding the Ferris Wheel: A Sinusoidal Model.
Kathleen Cage Mittag*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Sharon Taylor, Georgia Southern University
(1077O11351)

8:20 a.m.
Building Art Galleries for Geometric Proofs.
B. Carrigan*, Auburn University
(1077O11420)

8:40 a.m.
Learning Through ReArrangement of Patterns.
John C Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
William O Bond, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1077O12442)

9:00 a.m.
Geometric Models in Many Classrooms.
Teresa E. Moore*, Ithaca College
L. Christine Kinsey, Canisius College
(1077O12553)

9:20 a.m.
Building Mathematics Understanding with Toys.
Mike Long*, Shippensburg University
(1077O12554)

9:40 a.m.
Investigating Polytopes of the Fourth Dimension by Building Models.
John F Putz*, Alma College
(1077O11426)

10:00 a.m.
Tearing Plastic: A laboratory exercise on fractals and hyperbolic geometry.
Ron Taylor*, Berry College
Todd Timberlake, Berry College
(1077O12597)

10:20 a.m.
Traffic Jam: Teaching Critical Thinking through Games.
Melissa A Stoner*, Salisbury University
(1077O11689)

10:40 a.m.
Handson Activity for Mutually Orthogonal Latin Squares.
Julie F Rogers*, Auburn University
(1077O12343)

11:00 a.m.
HandsOn SET$^\circledR$.
Ellizabeth McMahon*, Lafayette College
Rebecca Gordon, Queen Margaret College, Wellington NZ
(1077O12843)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Undergraduate Research, III
Room 110, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Diagram vectors of frames and the tight frame scaling problem.
Martin S. Copenhaver*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cortney Logan, Stonehill College
Kyanne Mayfield, University of Portland
Jonathan Sheperd, University of Notre Dame
(107715118)

8:15 a.m.
Pondering and Posing Problems and Proofs Pertaining to Perfect Order Subset Groups.
Ashley R. Taylor*, Univeristy of Central Oklahoma
Devin C Smith, University of Central Oklahoma
(1077202020)

8:30 a.m.
Ecological Systems, Nonlinear Boundary Conditions, and $\Sigma$Shaped Bifurcation Curves.
Kathryn Lois Ashley*, Clemson University
Jerome Goddard II, Auburn University Montgomery
Victoria Sincavage, Clemson University
(1077341293)

8:45 a.m.
An Analytical Approach to Solving Green Oxidation Processes.
Diego Torrejon*, George Mason University
(1077341156)

9:00 a.m.
Tearfilm dehydration of a soft contact lens.
Mihail Sharov*, George Mason University
(1077351888)

9:15 a.m.
Modeling the Effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Meltdown on the Marine Environment.
Bernard R Lipat*, New Jersey City University
Rusty Laracuenti, New Jersey City University
(1077352065)

9:30 a.m.
On LiYorke Measurable Sensitivity.
Lucas Manuelli, Princeton University
Jared Hallett*, Williams College
Cesar E. Silva, Williams College
(1077372394)

9:45 a.m.
Break.

10:00 a.m.
Global Dynamics of PulseCoupled Oscillators.
Allison L. Corish*, College of William & Mary
Sarah Day, College of William & Mary
M. Drew LaMar, College of William & Mary
(1077372591)

10:15 a.m.
Nabla Discrete Fractional Calculus.
Kevin Ahrendt, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lucas Castle*, Lamar University
Holm Michael, University of NebraskaLincoln
Kathryn Yochman, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
(1077391406)

10:30 a.m.
Tilings with nonconvex pentagons.
Ping Ngai Chung*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Niralee K. Shah, Williams College
Luis A. Sordo Vieira, Wayne State University
Miguel A. Fernandez, Truman State University
(1077511486)

10:45 a.m.
Minimal Pentagonal Tilings.
Niralee Shah*, Williams College
Luis Sordo Vieira, Wayne State University
Ping Ngai Chung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miguel Fernandez, Truman State University
(1077512565)

11:00 a.m.
Break.

11:15 a.m.
The Wecken Property for Random Maps on Surfaces with Boundary.
Matthew Donovan Griisser*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Allison Miller, Pomona College
Jacqueline Brimley, Fairfield University
(1077551936)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Computational Geometry
Room 206, Hynes Organizers: Suresh Venkatasubramanian, University of Utah suresh@cs.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
Computing interesting topological features on surface embedded graphs.
Erin Chambers*, Saint Louis University
(1077682460)

8:30 a.m.
Optimal stochastic planarization.
Anastasios Sidiropoulos*, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
(1077681790)

9:00 a.m.
An Introduction to DavenportSchinzel Sequences, Forbidden 01 Matrices, and Their Geometric Applications.
Seth Pettie*, University of Michigan
(1077052046)

9:30 a.m.
Toward understanding complex data: graph Laplacians on singular manifolds.
Mikhail Belkin, The Ohio State University
Qichao Que, The Ohio State University
Yusu Wang*, The Ohio State University
Xuanyuan Zhou, University of Chicago
(1077681943)

10:00 a.m.
Horoball Hulls and Extents in Positive Definite Space.
P. Thomas Fletcher, University of Utah
John Moeller, University of Utah
Jeff M Phillips, University of Utah
Suresh Venkatasubramanian*, University of Utah
(1077512840)

10:30 a.m.
Computational Geometry on Uncertain Data.
Jeff M Phillips*, University of Utah
(1077512277)

11:00 a.m.
Geometric Aspects of Compressive Sensing.
Eric Price*, MIT
(1077512732)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Committee on Math Institutes
Beacon H, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Susan Lenhart,

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Exhibit Hall C, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, I
Room 204, Hynes Organizers: Ira Gessel, Brandeis University Alexander Postnikov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Richard Stanley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology rstan@math.mit.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the bunkbed conjecture and related problems.
Svante Linusson*, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
(1077052062)

9:00 a.m.
Monotone Hurwitz numbers and the HCIZ integral.
Jonathan Novak*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077051569)

9:30 a.m.
The Potts model on random lattices.
Olivier Bernardi*, MIT
(1077051438)

10:00 a.m.
Enumerations deciding the weak Lefschetz property.
David W. Cook II*, University of Kentucky
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky
(107705545)

10:30 a.m.
Lifted generalized permutohedra and composition polynomials.
Federico Ardila*, San Francisco State University
Jeffrey Doker, University of California, Berkeley
(1077052311)

11:00 a.m.
Flow polytopes and the Kostant partition function for signed graphs.
Alejandro H. Morales*, MIT
Karola Mészáros, University of Michigan
(1077051965)

11:30 a.m.
Algebra based on real hyperplane arrangements.
Marcelo Aguiar*, Texas A&M University
Swapneel Mahajan, IIT Mumbai
(1077051574)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Some Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Application, I
Wellesley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jerry L. Bona, University of Illinois, Chicago Laihan Luo, New York Institute of Technology lluo@nyit.edu

8:30 a.m.
Concentration compactness and KdVNLS solitary waves.
John P Albert*, University of Oklahoma
Santosh Bhattarai, University of Oklahoma
(1077352704)

9:00 a.m.
Comparisons between Unidirectional and Bidirectional Models for Surface Water Waves.
Jerry L Bona*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1077352119)

9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions to the Liquid Crystals Systems in $\mathbb{R}^3$.
Mimi Dai*, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jie Qing, University of California, Santa Cruz
Maria Schonbek, University of California, Santa Cruz
(1077351932)

10:00 a.m.
Discussion.

10:30 a.m.
Solutions to the SineGordon Equation of Low Differentiability.
Josef F Dorfmeister, Technische Universitat Munchen
Ivan C Sterling*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1077532863)

11:00 a.m.
Periodic Rippling in Hyperbolic NonEuclidean Plates.
John Gemmer*, University of Arizona
Shankar Venkataramani, University of Arizona
(1077351729)

11:30 a.m.
Global Well Posedness for a system of KdVtype Equations with Coupled Quadratic nonlinearities.
Jerry L. Bona, University of Illinois, Chicago
Jonathan Cohen*, DePaul University
Gang Wang, DePaul University
(1077352013)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stability Analysis for Infinite Dimensional Hamiltonian Systems, III
Room 300, Hynes Organizers: Wilhelm Schlag, University of Chicago schlag@math.uchicago.edu Gene Wayne, Boston University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:40 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, II
Room 312, Hynes Organizers: David Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu Gil Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology David Lay, University of Maryland

8:40 a.m.
Web 2.0 for Linear Algebra Classes.
Tom Edgar*, Pacific Lutheran University
(1077F12712)

9:00 a.m.
On Generating Large Dimensional, HandCalculable Exercises and Applications.
Jeff R. Knisley*, East Tennessee State University
(1077F11585)

9:20 a.m.
Mobile Math Applications for the Second Course of Linear Algebra.
SangGu Lee*, Sungkyunkwan University
(1077F11813)

9:40 a.m.
Full Sage Contents of Introductory Linear Algebra.
SangGu Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
KyungWon Kim*, Sungkyunkwan University
(1077F11812)

10:00 a.m.
Break.

10:20 a.m.
Muggle Magic with Matrix Arithmetic.
Tim Chartier*, Davidson College
(1077F11437)

10:40 a.m.
Discussion.

11:00 a.m.
LINE (Linear Algebra in New Environments): Using Learning Theories to Design Linear Algebra Modules.
William O. Martin*, North Dakota State University
Jeff Suzuki, Brooklyn College
Draga Vidakovic, Georgia State University
Sergio Loch, Grand View University
Laurel A Cooley, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Catalin Ciuperca, North Dakota State University
Scott Dexter, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
(1077F11193)

11:20 a.m.
A Comparison of Different Pedagogical Approaches to Linear Algebra.
Sukanya Basu*, Grand Valley State University
(1077F11242)

11:40 a.m.
Connecting Linear Algebra Concepts.
C. Ray Rosentrater*, Westmont College
(1077F1421)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The sound of geometry.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Carolyn Gordon*, Dartmouth College
(1077A003)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part A
Elementary mathematics in architecture.
Salon AB, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Alexander J. Hahn, University of Notre Dame

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #13: Part A
Interactive applets for calculus and differential equations.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Haynes Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part A
Mathematics and backgammon.
Salon CD, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
Robert Koca, Community College of Baltimore County

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on the Beauty and Power of Number Theory
Room 302, Hynes Organizers: Thomas Koshy, Framingham State University tkoshy@framingham.edu Shannon Lockard, Bridgewater State University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Preparing College Students for Calculus
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Andrew Bennett, Kansas State University bennett@math.ksu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Making connections with Precalculus.
Ramanjit K Sahi*, Austin Peay State University
(1077K5903)

9:20 a.m.
Tangent lines: a multifaceted concept.
Peter J. Byers*, Boston University
(1077K52801)

9:40 a.m.
Preparing students for proofs and deeper conceptual thinking by implementing collaborative learning projects in Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry.
Alla Morgulis*, BMCC/CUNY
Claire Wyn Wladis, BMCC/CUNY
(1077K52684)

10:00 a.m.
Mathematical Reasoning in Calculus: Moving Between Representations.
Mairead Greene*, Rockhurst University
Paula Shorter, Rockhurst University
(1077K52721)

10:20 a.m.
Identifying Crucial Concepts and Skills, and Preparing College Students for Success in Calculus.
Alison Ahlgren*, University of Illinois
Marc Harper, UCLA
(1077K51271)

10:40 a.m.
LongTerm National Impact of the Calculus Reform Initiative.
Susan L Ganter*, East Carolina University
Jack Bookman, Duke University
(1077K52880)

11:00 a.m.
Preparing your calculus students: An inquirybased algebra review.
Angie Hodge*, University of Nebraska at Omaha
(1077K51565)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Poster Session on Mathematical Outreach Programs for Underrepresented Populations
Veteran's Auditorium, 2nd floor, Hynes
Organizers:
Elizabeth Yanik, Emporia State University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Are we selling mathematics as a major?
Room 309, Hynes
Organizers:
Steve Deckelman, University of Wisconsin Stout
Mary Kay Abbey, Montgomery College
Panelists:
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Sandy Ganzell, St. Mary's College
Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College
Theresa Anderson, Brown University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate Students/Young Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
Graduate school: Choosing one, getting in, staying in.
Room 306, Hynes
Organizers:
Aaron Luttman, Clarkson University
Kristi Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Panelists:
Richard McGehee, University of Minnesota
Kim Ruane, Tufts University
Bogdan Vernescu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Session for Chairs
Timely and timeless aspects of chairing a mathematical sciences department.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
Daniel Maki, Indiana University
Catherine M. Murphy, Purdue University Calumet
Panelists:
Richard Cleary, Bentley University
Dennis Luciano, Western New England College
Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross
Sheryl Stump, Ball State University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
2nd Floor Corridor by Veterans Auditorium, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:20 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education
Room 310, Hynes Organizers: Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu

9:20 a.m.
Deviation from the Norms  Algebra, Trigonometry, & Calculus for the Aspiring Life Scientist.
Mike Martin*, Johnson County Community College
(1077P1352)

9:40 a.m.
So, why do you require Calculus?
Carrie Diaz Eaton*, Unity College
(1077P1728)

10:00 a.m.
Undergraduate Research Projects in Mathematical Biology: Modeling and Simulation in MATLAB.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
(1077P1561)

10:20 a.m.
Mathematical epidemiology without differential equations.
Matthew Glomski*, Marist College
(1077P11288)

10:40 a.m.
Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology: Using Modern Discrete Models  A Book in Progress.
Terrell L. Hodge*, Western Michigan University
Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College
(1077P12849)

11:00 a.m.
Undergraduate Research in Modeling the Response of Chaparral Plants to Wildfires.
Timothy A Lucas*, Pepperdine University
(1077P12145)

11:20 a.m.
Cross Disciplinary Research by Undergraduates in Mathematics and Biology to Examine Cellular Processes.
Sepideh Khavari, Youngstown State University
Tara Sansom, Youngstown State University
Bradley Slabe, Youngstown State University
Jonathan Caguiat, Youngstown State University
George T Yates*, Youngstown State University
(1077P11860)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall D, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
Conservation Laws  Not Exactly a la Noether.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Barbara Lee Keyfitz*, The Ohio State University
(1077351665)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIGMAA Officers Meeting
Room 308, Hynes
Chairs:
Amy ShellGelasch, Beloit College

Thursday January 5, 2012, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
A conversation on nonacademic employment.
Room 208, Hynes
Moderators:
C. Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.

Thursday January 5, 2012, 10:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Improving college mathematics teaching through faculty development.
Room 306, Hynes
Organizers:
Jerry Kobylski, U. S. Military Academy
Alex Heidenberg, U. S. Military Academy
Hilary Fletcher, U. S. Military Academy
Howard McInvale, U. S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Molli Jones, Immaculata College
Laurice Garrett, Edison State College
Cindy Soderstrom, Salt Lake Community College
Philip Darcy, Dutchess Community College

Thursday January 5, 2012, 10:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Proposal writing for grant applications to the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
Richard Alo, National Science Foundation
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation

Thursday January 5, 2012, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIAM Invited Address
NavierStokes, Euler, and other relevant equations.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Edriss S. Titi*, University of California at Irvine, and the Weizmann Institute of Science
(1077352719)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Report on the findings of the 2010 CBMS survey of undergraduate mathematical and statistical sciences in the U.S.
Room 209, Hynes
Presenters:
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
Organizers:
James W. Maxwell, American Mathematical Society

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Langlands program, trace formulas, and their geometrization, II.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Edward Frenkel*, University of California Berkeley
(10771411)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part A
A dynamical systems approach to the differential equations course.
Salon AB, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Paul Blanchard, Boston University
Robert Devaney, Boston University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Classical Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, IV
Room 104, Hynes Organizers: William O. Bray, University of Maine bray@math.umaine.edu Mark A. Pinsky, Northwestern University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Clever Counting or Beautiful Bijection?
Room 302, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Quinn, University of Washington, Tacoma jjquinn@u.washington.edu

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Climate Modeling and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, II
Suffolk, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Qingshan Chen, Florida State University Nathan GlattHoltz, Indiana University negh@indiana.edu Mickael Chekroun, University of California, Los Angeles

1:00 p.m.
Dynamic Transition Theory for Thermohaline Circulation.
Shouhong Wang*, IN
(1077862929)

1:30 p.m.
Dynamic Transitions and Hexagonal Patterns in Surface Tension Driven Convection.
M Taylan Sengul*, Indiana University
Shouhong Wang, Indiana University
Henk Dijkstra, Utrecht University
(1077761969)

2:00 p.m.
Suppression of chaos at slow variables by rapidly mixing fast dynamics.
Rafail V. Abramov*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1077372019)

2:30 p.m.
Stochastic perturbations to dynamical systems: a response theory approach.
Valerio Lucarini*, Klimacampus, University of Hamburg
(1077822454)

3:00 p.m.
A Discrete Dynamical Systems Model to Study the Interaction Between Arctic SeaSurface Temperature and SeaIce Cover.
Sukanya Basu*, Grand Valley State University
Auroop R. Ganguly, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
Evan Kodra, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
(1077392240)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Geometry of Polytopes, II
Room 101, Hynes Organizers: Egon Schulte, Northeastern University schulte@neu.edu Asia Ivic Weiss, York University

1:00 p.m.
Euler flag enumeration of Whitney stratified spaces.
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
Mark Goresky, Institute for Advanced Study
Margaret Readdy*, University of Kentucky
(107705896)

1:30 p.m.
Combinatorial constructions of polytopes.
T. Bisztriczky*, University of Calgary
(107752917)

2:00 p.m.
Matrices associated with polar dual pairs of polytopes.
Jim Lawrence*, George Mason University
(1077521841)

2:30 p.m.
Deformations of surfaces and convex polytopes.
Satyan L Devadoss*, Williams College
(107752284)

3:00 p.m.
Minkowski length of 2D and 3D lattice polytopes.
Olivia Beckwith, Harvey Mudd College
Matthew Grimm, UCSD
Jenya Soprunova*, Kent State University
Bradley Weaver, Grove City College
(107752945)

3:30 p.m.
Graphs of Polytopes.
Margaret M Bayer*, University of Kansas
William Espenschied, University of Kansas
(1077052099)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational and Applied Topology (Mathematics Research Communities session), II
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Radmila Sazdanovic, University of Pennsylvania Radmilas@math.upenn.edu Daniel Muellner, Stanford University muellner@math.stanford.edu Mikael VejdemoJohansson, University of St. Andrews mikael@johanssons.org

1:00 p.m.
$\Phi$somap: Estimating Intrinsic Distance Using Persistent Homology.
Paul Louis Bendich*, Duke University
Jacob Harer, North Carolina State University
(107755986)

1:30 p.m.
Stratification Learning through Local Homology Transfer.
Paul Bendich, Duke University
Bei Wang*, SCI Institute, University of Utah
Sayan Mukherjee, Duke University
(1077552288)

2:00 p.m.
Topological dimensionality reduction.
Vin de Silva*, Pomona College
(107768461)

2:30 p.m.
Sheaf invariants for temporal logic.
Michael Robinson*, University of Pennsylvania
(107794225)

3:00 p.m.
Directed sheaf homology and information.
Sanjeevi Krishnan*, University of Pennsylvania
(1077552262)

3:30 p.m.
Topology of Spaces of MicroImages and Applications.
Jose Perea*, Duke University
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
(1077001013)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Control Theory and Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations, I
Clarendon, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Shitao Liu, University of Helsinki shitao.liu@helsinki.fi Ting Zhou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Optimal control of PDE population models involving resources.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee
(107735926)

1:30 p.m.
Discussion.

2:00 p.m.
On the linearization of a fluidnonlinear elasticity interaction.
Lorena Bociu*, North Carolina State University
(1077352355)

2:30 p.m.
Uniform decays of energy and blow up of steady states in unstable systems arising in fluid structure interactions.
Irena Lasiecka, University of Virginia
Yongjin Lu*, University of Virginia
(107735666)

3:00 p.m.
Structural decomposition, spectral analysis, and exponential stability for a third order PDE arising in highintensity ultrasound.
Richard J. Marchand*, U.S. Air Force Academy/Slippery Rock University
Timothy J. McDevitt, Elizabethtown College
Roberto Triggiani, University of Virginia
(1077351725)

3:30 p.m.
Attractor for a nondissipative von Karman plate with damping in free boundary conditions.
Lorena Bociu, North Carolina State University
Daniel Toundykov*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1077351630)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Decoding Geometry
Room 203, Hynes Organizers: Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College carolyn.s.gordon@dartmouth.edu David Webb, Dartmouth College

1:00 p.m.
The music of triangles.
Christopher M. Judge*, 47405
Luc Hillairet, Universite de Nantes
(1077AI862)

1:30 p.m.
On the distribution of simple geodesics.
Peter Buser*, Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne
Hugo Parlier, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
(1077AI2471)

2:00 p.m.
Building Polygons from Spectral Data.
Emily B Dryden*, Bucknell University
Victor Guillemin, MIT
Rosa SenaDias, Instituto Superior Tecnico
(1077AI2161)

2:30 p.m.
Isospectral noncompact surfaces.
Pierre Albin*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077AI1911)

3:00 p.m.
A nodal domain count mystery.
Gregory Berkolaiko, Texas A&M University
Peter Kuchment*, Texas A&M University
Uzy Smilansky, Weizmann Institute of Science and Cardiff University
(1077AI988)

3:30 p.m.
Distances between Riemannian Manifolds.
Sajjad Lakzian, CUNY GC
Christina Sormani*, CUNY GC and Lehman College
(1077AI1435)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamical Systems in Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry, III
Room 200, Hynes Organizers: Patrick Ingram, University of Waterloo, Canada Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Clayton Petsche, Hunter College (CUNY) cjpetsche@gmail.com

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, II
Room 204, Hynes Organizers: Ira Gessel, Brandeis University Alexander Postnikov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Richard Stanley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology rstan@math.mit.edu

1:00 p.m.
Stable multivariate Eulerian polynomials and generalized Stirling permutations.
J. Haglund*, University of Pennsylvania
M. Visontai, University of Pennsylvania
(1077051950)

1:30 p.m.
The negative qbinomial.
Dennis Stanton*, University of Minnesota
(1077051880)

2:00 p.m.
Matrices with restricted entries and $q$analogues of permutations.
Joel Brewster Lewis*, MIT
Ricky Ini Liu, University of Michigan
Alejandro H. Morales, MIT
Greta Panova, UCLA
Steven V Sam, MIT
Yan X Zhang, MIT
(1077051935)

2:30 p.m.
Major Index for 01Fillings of Moon Polyominoes.
Catherine Yan*, Texas A&M University
William Chen, Nankai University, China
Svetlana Poznanovik, Goergia Institute of Technology
Arthur Yang, Nankai University, China
(1077051328)

3:00 p.m.
Bijections between ktriangulations, kfans of Dyck paths, and certain pipe dreams.
Luis G Serrano*, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Christian Stump, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
(1077051636)

3:30 p.m.
The Möbius function of generalized subword order.
Peter R. W. McNamara*, Bucknell University
Bruce E. Sagan, Michigan State University
(1077061135)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Frontiers in Geomathematics, I
Commonwealth, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslautern Freeden@mathematik.unikl.de Volker Michel, University of Siegen M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida Thomas Sonar, Technical University of Braunschweig

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part A
Geometry and art: A liberal arts mathematics course.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Anneke Bart, Saint Louis University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory, II
Provincetown, 4th Floor, Marriott Organizers: Tim Cochran, Rice University cochran@rice.edu Shelly Harvey, Rice University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Linear Algebraic Groups: Their Arithmetic, Geometry, and Representations, I
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: R. Skip Garibaldi, Emory University George McNinch, Tufts University mcninchg@member.ams.org

1:00 p.m.
A Unified Solution to Some Linear Preserver Problems.
Hernando Bermudez*, Emory University
Skip Garibaldi, Emory University
Victor Larsen, Emory University
(107720751)

1:30 p.m.
The gamma filtration on projective homogeneous varieties.
Kirill Zainoulline*, University of Ottawa
(1077141368)

2:00 p.m.
Parity Sheaves and Tilting Modules.
Daniel Juteau, Uni. de Caen/CNRS
Carl Mautner*, Harvard Univ./NSF
Geordie Williamson, MPIM Bonn
(1077222027)

2:30 p.m.
Unipotent Classes in Disconnected Algebraic Groups.
Robert M Guralnick*, University of Southern California
Jason Fulman, University of Southern California
(107720123)

3:00 p.m.
Weakly commensurable $S$arithmetic subgroups in simple algebraic groups of types $B_n$ and $C_n$.
Andrei Rapinchuk*, University of Virginia
(107711217)

3:30 p.m.
Cohomology for Finite Groups of Lie Type.
Daniel K. Nakano*, University of Georgia
(107720774)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Industry, II
Room 109, Hynes Organizers: Kirk E. Jordan, IBM T. J. Watson Research Donald Schwendeman, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute Burt S. Tilley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Suzanne L. Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute sweekes@wpi.edu

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, IV
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu

1:00 p.m.
On the Complexity of Competition.
Roland H Lamberson*, Humboldt State University
(107792411)

1:30 p.m.
Coviability modelling for the sustainable management of biodiversity.
Luc Doyen*, CNRS, Paris, France
(107793643)

2:00 p.m.
The math and algorithms of mapping and valuing ecosystem services.
Erik J Nelson*, Department of Economics, Bowdoin College
(1077921152)

2:30 p.m.
A Mathematical Model of Harbor Seal Haulout.
Jonathan D Cowles, Department of Biology, Andrews University
Shandelle M. Henson*, Andrews University
James L Hayward, Department of Biology, Andrews University
(1077922562)

3:00 p.m.
Model of Marine Iguana Haulout on Fernandina, Galapagos.
Brianna G Payne*, Department of Biology, Andrews University
James L Hayward, Department of Biology, Andrews University
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University
Libby C Megna, Department of Biology, Andrews University
Susana del Rocio Velastegui Chavez, Colegio Adventista del Ecuador
(1077921349)

3:30 p.m.
The NW Power Conservation Council's Regional Portfolio Model and the Rtic PHOX computation environment: Overview.
Steven A Bleiler*, Portland State University
Thomas R Fielden, Portland, Oregon
(1077601103)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Nonlinear Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 300, Hynes Organizers: Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Ohio State University bkeyfitz@math.ohiostate.edu Charis Tsikkou, Ohio State University

1:00 p.m.
On the size of the Navier  Stokes singular set.
Walter Craig*, McMaster University
(1077351222)

1:30 p.m.
Global wellposedness and decay for the viscous surface wave problem without surface tension.
Ian T Tice*, Universite ParisEst Creteil, LAMA
(1077351589)

2:00 p.m.
Nonrelativistic EulerMaxwell systems.
Michael Sever*, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
(107735141)

2:30 p.m.
Broad Band Solitons in a Periodic and Nonlinear Maxwell System.
Dmitry Pelinovsky*, McMaster University
(107735277)

3:00 p.m.
Blow Up of Solutions to the Generalized Proudman Johnson Equation.
Alejandro Sarria, University of New Orleans
Ralph Saxton*, University of New Orleans
(1077352274)

3:30 p.m.
Two Phase Flow in Porous Media: the SaffmanTaylor Instability Revisited.
Michael Shearer*, NC State University
Kim Spayd, NC State University
Zhengzheng Hu, NC State University
(1077351037)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Rational Points on Varieties, II
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jennifer Balakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bjorn Poonen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bianca Viray, Brown University bviray@math.brown.edu Kirsten Wickelgren, Harvard University

1:00 p.m.
Failure of the Hasse principle on general K3 surfaces.
Brendan Hassett, Rice University
Anthony VarillyAlvarado*, Rice University
(107711797)

1:30 p.m.
Density of rational points on Del Pezzo surfaces of degree one.
Ronald van Luijk*, Universiteit Leiden
Cecilia Salgado, Max Planck Institute, Bonn
(1077142153)

2:00 p.m.
Manin's Conjecture and Balanced line bundles.
Sho Tanimoto*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1077141139)

2:30 p.m.
Some Explicit Moduli Spaces of Elliptic Curves and Generalizations.
Wei Ho*, Columbia University
(1077111295)

3:00 p.m.
Rational elliptic surfaces with MordellWeil lattice $E_8$ and multiplicative reduction.
Abhinav Kumar*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tetsuji Shioda, Rikkyo University
(1077112430)

3:30 p.m.
Abelian varieties with homotheties.
Yuri Zarhin*, Pennsylvania State University
(107714386)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Reaction Diffusion Equations and Applications, I
Wellesley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jerome Goddard II, Auburn University Montgomery jgoddard@aum.edu Junping Shi, College of William and Mary Ratnasingham Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro

1:00 p.m.
Steadystates for a chemotaxis system.
Marcello Lucia*, City University of New York, CSI
Dirk Horstmann, University of Cologne
(1077351283)

1:30 p.m.
Alternate Stable States in Ecosystems.
Sarath Sasi*, Mississippi State University
(1077351101)

2:00 p.m.
Asymptotic properties of perturbed parabolic equations.
Juraj Foldes*, Vanderbilt University
(107735655)

2:30 p.m.
A Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Vegetative Turing Pattern Formation for an InteractionDiffusion PlantSurface Water Model System in an Arid Flat Environment.
Bonni J Kealy*, Washington State University
David J Wollkind, Washington State University
(10773555)

3:00 p.m.
Analysis of classes of elliptic equations with nonlinear boundary conditions arising in combustion theory.
Eunkyung Ko*, Mississippi State University
(107735305)

3:30 p.m.
Existence of Multiple Positive Solutions to Some Semipositone Systems.
Maya Chhetri, University of North CarolinaGreensboro
Sarah Raynor*, Wake Forest University
Stephen Robinson, Wake Forest University
(1077352737)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part A
Reading original sources in Latin for the historian and mathematician.
Salon CD, 4th Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Amy ShellGellasch, Beloit College
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University
Presenters:
Kim Plofker, Union College
Stacy Langton, University of San Diego

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Several Complex Variables and Multivariable Operator Theory, III
Room 108, Hynes Organizers: Ronald Douglas, Texas A&M University John McCarthy, Washington University mccarthy@math.wustl.edu

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Analysis (in honor of HuiHsiung Kuo), III
Room 107, Hynes Organizers: Julius Esunge, University of Mary Washington jesunge@umw.edu Aurel Stan, Ohio State University

1:00 p.m.
Stationary Solutions of Parabolic Equations in GaussSobolev Space.
PaoLiu Chow*, Wayne State University
(107760414)

1:30 p.m.
On the 2D NavierStokes and Euler equations: A statistical study.
Fernanda Cipriano*, FCTUNL and GFMUL
(1077602101)

2:00 p.m.
Ergodic control for twodimensional stochastic NavierStokes equations.
P. Sundar*, Louisiana State University
(1077601431)

2:30 p.m.
Solvability of ForwardBackward Stochastic Partial Differential Equations.
Hong Yin*, State University of New York, Brockport
(1077601425)

3:00 p.m.
A Stochastic Delay Model for Pricing Corporates Liabilities.
Elisabeth Kemajou*, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(1077601446)

3:30 p.m.
Portfolio Optimization under Convex Incentive Schemes.
Maxim Bichuch, Princeton University, ORFE Department
Stephan Sturm*, Princeton University, ORFE Department
(1077911728)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory: Structure and Symmetry, III
Room 102, Hynes Organizers: Jonathan L. Gross, Columbia University Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University ttucker@colgate.edu

1:00 p.m.
The distinguishing chromatic numbers of graphs on surfaces.
Seiya Negami*, Yokohama National University
(107705748)

1:30 p.m.
Distinguishability of Infinite Groups, Graphs, and Graph Products.
Simon Mark Smith, Syracuse University
Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University
Mark E. Watkins*, Syracuse University
(1077051229)

2:00 p.m.
Vertex Transitive Infinite Median Graphs.
Wilfried Imrich*, Montanuniversity Leoben, Austria
(1077051894)

2:30 p.m.
Embeddability of infinite graphs.
Robin Christian, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo
R. Bruce Richter, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo
Gelasio Salazar*, Instituto de Fisica. Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi (Mexico)
(1077051834)

3:00 p.m.
Topological Models of 3configurations.
Arthur T. White*, Western Michigan University
(10770580)

3:30 p.m.
An orthogonal latin square construction for orientable hamiltonian embeddings of $K_{n,n,n}$.
M. N. Ellingham, Vanderbilt University
Justin Z. Schroeder*, Vanderbilt University
(1077051679)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Trends in Representation Theory, III
Room 103, Hynes Organizers: Donald King, Northeastern University Alfred Noel, University of Massachusetts, Boston anoel1956@gmail.com

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on the Geometry of Real Projective Structures (Mathematics Research Communities session), II
Dartmouth, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jeffrey Danciger, Stanford University jeffdanciger@gmail.com Kelly Delp, Buffalo State College Sean Lawton, University of Texas, Pan American Kathryn Mann, University of Chicago

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, IV
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu Craig Fraser, University of Toronto Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

1:00 p.m.
Mathematics in the Republic of China: A Centennial Overview.
Yibao Xu*, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
WannSheng Horng, National Taiwan Normal University
(107701418)

1:30 p.m.
How to Assess Influence: Wu WenTsun's Work in Measure, Number and Weight.
Jiri Hudecek*, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
(1077011508)

2:00 p.m.
Elevating the ranking of American mathematics departments 19001940.
David E Zitarelli*, Temple University
(1077011276)

2:30 p.m.
"It Is No Good Baking Cakes If Pies Are Wanted": The American Mathematics Community in the 1970s Job Market Crisis.
Alma Steingart*, MIT
(1077011562)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
The Design of Intuition: Computing and Mathematical Proof.
Stephanie Dick*, Harvard University, Department of History of Science
(1077012031)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing, IV
Room 207, Hynes Organizers: Damir Dzhafarov, University of Chicago and University of Notre Dame Jeff Hirst, Appalachian State University jlh@cs.appstate.edu Carl Mummert, Marshall University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 209, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Arts and Mathematics, Together Again, III
Room 311, Hynes Organizers: Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

3:40 a.m.
On the geometry of music.
Benjamin Himpel*, Aarhus University, Denmark
(1077B12365)

1:00 p.m.
Modular construction of knot and link patterns from simple tangles on $k$uniform tessellations.
David A Reimann*, Albion College
(1077B11280)

1:20 p.m.
Braids, Cables, and Cells: An Interesting Intersection of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Art.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1077B12731)

1:40 p.m.
Building a Better Beaded Bracelet: Transformations, Tessellations, and Tori.
Susan Goldstine*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Ellie Baker, Lexington, MA
(1077B11776)

2:00 p.m.
Using tiling theory to generate weaving patterns with beads.
Gwen Laura Fisher*, beAd Infinitum, California
Blake Mellor, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
(1077B1633)

2:20 p.m.
A visual representation of the decomposition of the integers into prime factors.
Margaret E. Kepner*, Washington, DC
(1077B12937)

2:40 p.m.
The Projective Ornament of Claude Bragon.
Susan McBurney*, Western Springs,IL
(1077B1702)

3:00 p.m.
Linear Iterative Systems and String Art.
Samer S Habre*, Lebanese American University
(1077B1412)

3:20 p.m.
Diagrammatics: Art, Language, and Mathematics.
Radmila Sazdanovic*, University of Pennsylvania
(1077B11792)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, IV
Room 111, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
A new method for comparing chains of order statistics.
Corey M Manack*, Amherst College
(1077052264)

1:15 p.m.
Cyclic Closures of Finitely Simple Pattern Classes.
John D Berman*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077052257)

1:30 p.m.
The Smith Normal Form of the Incidence Matrix of Skew Lines in $PG(3,q)$.
Josh Ducey*, James Madison University
Andries Brouwer, T. U. Eindhoven
Peter Sin, University of Florida
(1077052248)

1:45 p.m.
Random Set Systems.
William B Jamieson*, East Tennessee State University
(1077052210)

2:00 p.m.
Graphic Degree Sequences and Graphs with a $k$factor.
Xiaofeng Gu*, West Virginia University
(1077052200)

2:15 p.m.
On real number labellings and graph invertibility.
JeongOk Choi, Trinity College
John P. Georges, Trinity College
David W. Mauro*, Trinity College
Yan Wang, Millsaps College
(1077052215)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Universal Cycles Under Equivalence Relations.
Melinda D. Lanius*, Wellesley College
Andre Kuney, Oberlin College
(1077052176)

3:00 p.m.
On the Classification of Stanley Sequences.
David S Rolnick*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077052172)

3:15 p.m.
Combinatorial Interpretations of the General Eulerian Numbers.
Tingyao Xiong*, Radford University
Hungping Tsao, Novato, CA
Jonathan I. Hall, Michigan State University
(1077052137)

3:30 p.m.
Cops and robbers location game.
James Carraher*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Ilkyoo Choi, University of IllinoisUrbana Champaign
Michelle Delcourt, University of IllinoisUrbana Champaign
Lawrence Erickson, University of IllinoisUrbana Champaign
(1077052075)

3:45 p.m.
Complexity of Tenacity Parameter in Networks.
Dara Moazzami*, University of Tehran, School of Engineering
Morteza Dadvand, University of Tehran, School of Engineering
Ali Moeini, University of Tehran, School of Engineering
(107705364)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Commutative Rings and Algebras, I
Room 105, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
The Core of a Strongly Stable Ideal.
Bonnie Smith*, University of Kentucky
(1077132789)

1:15 p.m.
Classifying annihilatorideal graphs of finite commutative rings Part I.
Amanda R. Curtis*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Alexander J. Diesl, Wellesley College
Jane C. Rieck, University of Wisconsin Madison
(1077132622)

1:30 p.m.
Classifying AnnihilatorIdeal Graphs for Finite Commutative Rings: Part Two.
Amanda R Curtis, University of California, Santa Barbara
Alexander J Diesl, Wellesley College
Jane C Rieck*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(1077132728)

1:45 p.m.
Prime avoidance avoidance.
Brian Johnson*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1077132650)

2:00 p.m.
Group Actions on Arrangement Complements.
Daniel R Moseley*, University of Oregon
(1077132424)

2:15 p.m.
A Generalization of Integervalued Polynomials Rings.
K. Alan Loper, Ohio State University Newark
Nicholas J. Werner*, University of Evansville
(107713964)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Generalized Factorization in the Integers.
Alina A Florescu*, University of Iowa
(107713861)

3:00 p.m.
Normsets of almost Dedekind domains and atomicity.
Richard Erwin Hasenauer*, North Dakota State University
(107713536)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Modeling and Applications of Mathematics, I
Room 201, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

1:00 p.m.
Lagrangian Transport Patterns for Radioactive Particles after Fukushima.
Tim Lai*, Arizona State University
(1077VG2157)

1:15 p.m.
Skeletons of Lagrangian Transport in Hurricane Katrina.
Chris G. Wake*, Arizona State University
(1077VG2158)

1:30 p.m.
Linear instability in a combustion problem.
Laura K. Gross*, Bridgewater State University
Yi Yang, Emory University
Jun Yu, University of Vermont
(1077VG304)

1:45 p.m.
Study on freezing in cylindrical domain with convective cooling and energy generation.
Sushil Kumar*, S. V. National Institute of Technology Surat, India
(1077VG650)

2:00 p.m.
A Boundary Value Problem for a Doublet.
Kenneth H Luther*, Valparaiso University
(1077VG1098)

2:15 p.m.
Break.

2:30 p.m.
Laser propagation in biaxial liquid crystal polymers.
Eric P Choate*, Naval Postgraduate School
(1077VG2510)

2:45 p.m.
Connections between bounded error parameter identification and confidence ellipsoids.
Adam F Childers*, Roanoke, VA
(1077VG527)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
A Posteriori Error Analysis of Finite Element Method for Linear Nonlocal Diffusion and Peridynamic Models.
Qiang Du, Pennsylvania State University
Lili Ju, University of South Carolina
Li Tian*, Pennsylvania State University
Kun Zhou, Pennsylvania State University
(1077VG1691)

3:30 p.m.
Computational Sensors As Mathematical Models.
Emek Kose*, Saint Mary's College Of Maryland
(1077VG2918)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Manifolds, Cell Complexes, and Global Analysis, II
Room 305, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
The Unknotting Number of 3Stranded Pretzel Knots.
Eric Staron*, The University of Texas at Austin
(107757757)

1:15 p.m.
The finite group actions on prism manifolds.
Ryo Ohashi*, King's College
(107757471)

1:30 p.m.
Analogy between knots and primes: number fields ramified over two primes.
Moshe Cohen*, BarIlan University (Israel)
Michael Friedman, BarIlan University
(107757391)

1:45 p.m.
Small volume link orbifolds.
Christopher K Atkinson*, Temple University
David Futer, Temple University
(1077572615)

2:00 p.m.
Break.

2:15 p.m.
A combinatorial differential graded algebra for Legendrian knots from generating families.
Michael Bradley Henry*, Siena College
Daniel R Rutherford, University of Arkansas
(107757370)

2:30 p.m.
A LieAlgebraic Approach to the Local Index Theorem on a Flag Variety.
Seunghun Hong*, Pennsylvania State University
(1077582005)

2:45 p.m.
$MU(BG_2)$, $CH(BG_2)$, and descent.
Rebecca E Field*, James Madison University
(1077582850)

3:00 p.m.
Cosymplectic Metrics on Flag Manifolds and Partial Differential Equations.
Marlio Paredes*, Universidad del Turabo
(1077582931)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Projects, Demonstrations, and Activities that Engage Liberal Arts Mathematics Students, I
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sarah Mabrouk, Framingham State University smabrouk@framingham.edu

1:00 p.m.
The Real Cost of Home Ownership.
Stan Perrine*, Charleston Southern University
(1077L1214)

1:20 p.m.
Beyond Formulas: A Collaboration Between Liberal Arts Underclassmen and Senior Math Majors.
Alissa S. Crans*, Loyola Marymount University
Robert J. Rovetti, Loyola Marymount University
(1077L12272)

1:40 p.m.
Try Trisecting by Bisecting.
Theresa Jorgensen*, University of Texas at Arlington
Barbara Shipman, University of Texas at Arlington
(1077L11106)

2:00 p.m.
Geometric Constructions in Contemporary Problem Solving.
Jeffrey L. Poet*, Missouri Western State University
(1077L1974)

2:20 p.m.
Candy Bar Election.
Ben Galluzzo*, Shippensburg University
(1077L12651)

2:40 p.m.
Balancing structure and creativity in projects for liberal arts mathematics.
Reva Kasman*, Salem State University
(1077L1560)

3:00 p.m.
Hexiclouds: Graph Theory Meets LEGO Bricks.
Edward W. Welsh*, Westfield State University
(1077L12902)

3:20 p.m.
Break.

3:40 p.m.
Survey It! Using Surveys to Answer Student's Questions.
Erin Smith*, Zayed University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
(1077L11526)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Real and Complex Analysis
Room 308, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
A Pointwise Convergence and Bessel Capacity.
Javad Namazi*, FDU
(107726649)

1:15 p.m.
Some Subclasses of the RealValued Honorary Baire Two Functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$.
Michael J. Evans, Washington and Lee University
Manuel J. Sanders III*, University of South Carolina Beaufort
(1077262795)

1:30 p.m.
Generalized Fractional Integrals, Derivatives and their Mellin's transforms.
Udita Nalin Katugampola*, Delaware State University
(107726957)

1:45 p.m.
Polynomial Coefficients of Differential Operators which are Diagonal with respect to the Hermite Basis.
Tamas Forgacs, California State University Fresno
Andrzej Piotrowski*, University of Alaska Southeast
(1077302698)

2:00 p.m.
Limit Behavior of Iterated Holomorphic Function Systems.
Kourosh Tavakoli*, City University of New York
(1077302312)

2:15 p.m.
Fourier multipliers and Dirac operators.
G Wang*, Florida State University
Craig Nolder, Florida State University
(1077301564)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Bohr's phenomenon for analytic functions into the exterior of a compact convex body.
R M Ali*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Y AbuMuhanna, American University of Sharjah
(107730147)

3:00 p.m.
Convolutions of ComplexValued Harmonic Mappings.
Stacey Muir*, University of Scranton
(1077302765)

3:15 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
Coefficient Estimates for Biunivalent MaMinda Starlike and Convex Functions.
See Keong Lee*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(107730276)

3:45 p.m.
Necessary Conditions for the Existence of Higher Order Extensions of Univalent Mappings from the Disk to the Ball.
Jerry R. Muir*, University of Scranton
(1077322683)

4:00 p.m.
Multiplier sequences for simple sets of polynomials.
Tamas Forgacs*, California State University, Fresno
(10773058)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Recreational Mathematics: Miscellaneous Topics
Room 303, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
On Scaling Infinite Products and their Application in Operator Decomposition.
Wei Zhang*, Sam Houston State University
Jianzhong Wang, Sam Houston State University
(1077001953)

1:15 p.m.
Finding Asymmetric Drumming Rhythms.
Andrew P Maturo*, Gettysburg College
Nick Robbins, Gettysburg College
(1077001539)

1:30 p.m.
A fast finite difference method for fractional diffusion equations.
Treena Basu*, University of South Carolina
Dr.Hong Wang, University of South Carolina
(107700513)

1:45 p.m.
Multisite phosphorylation with substrate sequestration can robustly generate bistability.
Kanadpriya Basu*, University of South Carolina
Dr. Xinfeng Liu, University of South Carolina
(107700512)

2:00 p.m.
Integral Closures of number fields.
Fidele F Ngwane*, University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie,
(107700503)

2:15 p.m.
Assessment of Enhanced College Algebra at Virginia State University in its Second Year.
Robert E. Wieman*, Virginia State University
(1077972797)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, II
Room 202, Hynes Organizers: Sean Larsen, Portland State University slarsen@pdx.edu Stacy Brown, Pitzer College Karen Marrongelle, Portland State University

1:00 p.m.
Assessing Suitability of Grades and CourseTaking Patterns as Measures of Longterm Student Outcomes following InquiryBased Learning Experiences.
Marina Kogan*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1077M12034)

1:20 p.m.
Definitions and Uses of Function Composition in Secondary and Early Collegiate Textbooks.
Aladar K Horvath*, Michigan State University
(1077M12171)

1:40 p.m.
From intuition to rigor: Calculus students' reinvention of the definition of sequence convergence.
Michael Oehrtman, University of Northern Colorado
Craig Swinyard*, University of Portland
Jason Martin, University of Central Kansas
Catherine HartWeber, Arizona State University
Kyeong Hah Roh, Arizona State University

2:00 p.m.
Students' Ways of Thinking about Enumerative Combinatorics Problems: Deletion and Equivalence Classes.
Aviva Halani*, Arizona State University
(1077M12805)

2:20 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning During Definition Formation: The Case of Absolute Value.
Jason Martin*, University of Central Arkansas
Michael Oehrtman, University of Northern Colorado
Craig Swinyard, University of Portland
Beth Cory, Sam Houston State University
(1077M12546)

2:40 p.m.
A Controlled Study of Collaborative Learning in Intermediate Algebra.
Claire Wyn Wladis*, BMCC/CUNY
Alla Morgulis, BMCC/CUNY
(1077M12580)

3:00 p.m.
Identifying Student Difficulties in Combinatorial Proof Production.
Nicole Engelke*, California State University, Fullerton
Todd CadwalladerOlsker, California State University, Fullerton
(1077M12679)

3:20 p.m.
A Guided Reinvention of the Definitions of Ring, Integral Domain, and Field.
John Paul Cook*, University of Oklahoma
(1077M12693)

3:40 p.m.
Student Conceptions and Misconceptions with Order of Operations in Calculus.
Ian G. Caldwell*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Eric Stade, University of Colorado, Boulder
Hortensia SotoJohnson, University of Northern Colorado
(1077M12739)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Touch It, Feel It, Learn It: Tactile learning Activities in the Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom, IV
Room 313, Hynes Organizers: Jessica Mikhaylov, U.S. Military Academy jessica.mikhaylov@usma.edu Julie Barnes, Western Carolina University

1:00 p.m.
Euler Games for Differential Equations.
Rodney X. Sturdivant*, United States Military Academy
(1077O1599)

1:20 p.m.
Does the Wave Equation Really Work?
Donald C. Armstead, Ball State University
Michael A. Karls*, Ball State University
(1077O11862)

1:40 p.m.
Demonstrations That Work in the Mathematics Classroom.
Elton Graves*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1077O1554)

2:00 p.m.
Food for (Mathematical) Thought.
Penelope H Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(1077O1897)

2:20 p.m.
How Many Mints Do I Have?
Nathan Axvig*, Virginia Military Institute
(1077O11767)

2:40 p.m.
The CandyCoated Mathematics Classroom.
Erin Elizabeth Bancroft*, Grove City College
(1077O12603)

3:00 p.m.
Origami as Handson Math.
Thomas C. Hull*, Western New England University
(1077O12197)

3:20 p.m.
Cookies, Sidewalkchalk, and Office Chairs: Handson Activities from Calculus to Comets.
Jessica M Mikhaylov*, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
(1077O12669)

3:40 p.m.
Using feather boas to teach students about functions in precalculus, calculus, and real analysis.
Julie Barnes*, Western Carolina University
(1077O11726)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Undergraduate Research, IV
Room 110, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
On 2fold graceful labelings of graphs.
Megan Cornett*, Indiana State University
Ellen Sparks, illinois State University
(1077052671)

1:15 p.m.
Covering Graphs, Voltage Assignments, and Hamiltonicity.
Sarah Alexander*, Barnard College
Matthew Hughes, Bard College
Miriam Kuzbary, The University of Texas at Dallas
(1077052463)

1:30 p.m.
On Calculations of $p$Typical Formal Group Laws.
Eddie Santiago Beck*, University of Georgia
(1077552774)

1:45 p.m.
Minimal Degree Parameterization for the Trefoil and Figure Eight Knots.
Samantha Pezzimenti*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(107757865)

2:00 p.m.
Meanreverting pricing models.
Jody Trapier Shipp*, George Mason University
(1077601206)

2:15 p.m.
Stochastic Reduction of an SIR Model.
Iulia Hociota*, Arizona State University
Bruno D Welfert, Arizona State University
(1077602105)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
BlackScholes Model with Markov Parameters.
Mark Goldfarb*, Arizona State University
Bruno Welfert, Arizona State University
(1077602152)

3:00 p.m.
The resulting weighted ranking.
Dmitry Andreevich Sumkin*, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
(1077622957)

3:15 p.m.
Modified Chambolle Method for Speckle Image Denoising.
Ethan Wyatt Lockhart*, North Carolina State University
Arundhati Bagchi Misra, Mississippi State University
Hyeona Lim, Mississippi State University
(1077652184)

3:30 p.m.
Relative Efficiencies of the Maximum Partial Likelihood Estimators Under Sampling Schemes.
Nils S Nelson*, Utah State University
Haimeng Zhang, Mississippi State University
(1077621802)

3:45 p.m.
A Proemial Disquisition of Cardinality.
John Paul Jablonski*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(107703336)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on the Mathematics of Sudoku and Other Pencil Puzzles, II
Room 312, Hynes Organizers: Laura Taalman, James Madison University taal@math.jmu.edu Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University

1:00 p.m.
Arrowgrams.
Kenneth L Price*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1077H1426)

1:20 p.m.
Solitaire mancala games as pencil puzzles.
Brant Jones*, James Madison University
Laura Taalman, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
(1077H12665)

1:40 p.m.
Quantitative Analysis of Crossword Puzzle Difficulty.
John K McSweeney*, Concordia University
(1077H11408)

2:00 p.m.
Finding closed knight's tours on annular chessboards.
Gregory P. B. Dresden*, Washington & Lee University
(1077H1148)

2:20 p.m.
RadonKaczmarz Puzzles: CAT Scans Meet Sudoku.
Julian F Fleron*, Westfield State University
Volker Ecke, Westfield State University
Christine von Renesse, Westfield State University
Philip K Hotchkiss, Westfield State University
(1077H11603)

2:40 p.m.
Mutually Orthogonal Sudoku Latin Squares.
Nate L. Coursey*, Kennesaw State University
(1077H1844)

3:00 p.m.
Orthogonal Graph Colorings.
Serge C. Ballif*, Penn State University
(1077H1850)

3:20 p.m.
Magic Squares and Sudoku.
John Lorch*, Ball State University
(1077H1505)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Sparsity in Inverse Problems and Signal Processing
Room 206, Hynes Organizers: Otmar Scherzer, University of Vienna otmar.scherzer@univie.ac.at

1:00 p.m.
Statistical Multiscale Analysis: From Signal Detection to Nanoscale Photonic Imaging.
Axel Munk*, U Goettingen and Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
(1077622927)

1:30 p.m.
A symbolbased approach to bar code decoding.
Mark Iwen, Duke University
Fadil Santosa*, University of Minnesota
Rachel A Ward, University of Texas
(1077942962)

2:00 p.m.
A nonlinear sampling problem about signals with finite rate of innovation.
Qiyu Sun*, University of Central Florida
(1077941865)

2:30 p.m.
Recent Results and Open Problems in Sparse Regularisation.
Markus Grasmair*, Computational Science Center, University of Vienna
(1077491818)

3:00 p.m.
Expressions of smoothness in regularization.
Bernd Hofmann*, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
(1077651315)

3:30 p.m.
Hoelder Stability and Iterative Rconstruction in Inverse Problems.
Otmar Scherzer*, University of Vienna
Maarten de Hoop, Purdue University
Lingyun Qiu, Purdue University
(1077461843)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
Career options for undergraduate mathematics majors.
Room 309, Hynes
Organizers:
Nyles Breecher, Hamline University
Raluccca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School
Panelists:
Erin Corman, National Security Agency
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Emily Kessler, Society of Actuaries

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMS Panel Discussion
Summer math camps: The AMS (and mathematician's) role.
Room 208, Hynes
Organizers:
Irwin Kra, SUNY at Stony Brook
Glenn Stevens, Boston University
Panelists:
Moon Duchin, Tufts University
Glenn Stevens, Boston University
Max Warshauer, Texas State University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on Minority Participation/MAA Office of Minority Participation Panel Discussion
Summer research programs.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
William Hawkins, Jr, MAA and University of the District of Columbia
Robert Megginson, University of Michigan
Panelists:
MinLin Lo, California State University, San Bernardino
Asamoah Nkwanta, Morgan State University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
The College Board/MAA Committee on Mutual Concerns Panel Discussion
What can colleges and universities do to increase student success in calculus?
Room 306, Hynes
Organizers:
James R. Choike, Oklahoma State University
Carl C. Cowen, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Panelists:
Alison Ahlgren, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
David M. Bressoud, Macalester College
Marilyn Carlson, Arizona State University
Bernard Madison, University of Arkansas

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion
Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on New Perspectives in Multiplicative Number Theory (Mathematics Research Communities session), II
Fairfield, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Leo Goldmakher, University of Toronto Jonathan Kish, University of Colorado at Boulder Micah Milinovich, University of Mississippi Paul Pollack, University of British Columbia/Simon Fraser University pollack@math.ubc.ca

Thursday January 5, 2012, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Veteran's Auditorium, 2nd floor, Hynes Organizers: Jon Scott, Montgomery College jon.scott@montgomerycollege.edu

2:00 p.m.
UTMOST: Undergraduate Teaching of Mathematics with Open Software and Textbooks.
Robert Beezer, University of Puget Sound
Jason Grout, Drake University
MarjaLiisa Hassi, University of Colorado at Boulder
Thomas Judson*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Kiran Kedlaya, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado at Boulder
William Stein, University of Washington, Seattle

2:00 p.m.
Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics (CATALST).
Joan Garfield*, University of Minnesota
Bob delMas, University of Minnesota
Andy Zieffler, University of Minnesota
Allan Rossman, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Beth Chance, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
George Cobb, Mount Holyoke College
John Holcomb, Cleveland State University

2:00 p.m.
Math in the City.
Petronela Radu, University of NebraskaLincoln
Stephen Hartke, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lauren Keough*, University of NebraskaLincoln

2:00 p.m.
Discovery Learning Projects in Introductory Statistics.
Brad Bailey, North Georgia College & State University
Dianna Spence*, North Georgia College & State University
Sherry L Hix, North Georgia College & State University

2:00 p.m.
ResearchBased Video for Teaching Undergraduate Proof.
Jim Sandefur*, Georgetown University
Connie Campbell, Millsaps College
Kay Somers, Moravian College

2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World.
Stuart Boersma*, Central Washington University
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
Shannon Dingman, University of Arkansas

2:00 p.m.
Using Research to Shape Instruction and Placement in Algebra and Precalculus.
Bernard L. Madison*, University of Arkansas
Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
Marilyn Carlson, Arizona State University

2:00 p.m.
Integrated Undergraduate Training in Mathematics and Life Sciences at NCSU.
Hien Tran*, North Carolina State University
Aloysius Helminck, North Carolina State University
James Gilliam, North Carolina State University
Alun Lloyd, North Carolina State University

2:00 p.m.
College Ready in Mathematics and Physics Partnership.
Bernard L. Madison*, University of Arkansas
Gay Stewart, University of Arkansas
Shannon Dingman, University of Arkansas
John Jones, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Pete Joenks, Springdale High School

2:00 p.m.
Texas A&M UBM: Student Research Experience is the Key.
May Boggess*, Texas A&M University
Jay Walton, Texas A&M University
Masami Fujiwara, Texas A&M University
Kaibin Fu, Prairie View A&M University
Harriette Block, Prairie View A&M University

2:00 p.m.
REU Site: Modeling and Industrial Applied Mathematics.
Aloysius Helminck*, North Carolina State University
Hien Tran, North Carolina State University

2:00 p.m.
The Statistics Taught Using Resampling and Randomization (STURR) Project.
Bob delMas*, University of Minnesota

2:00 p.m.
Evaluation and Assessment of Teaching and Learning About Statistics (eATLAS).
Joan Garfield*, University of Minnesota
Bob delMas, University of Minnesota
Andy Zieffler, University of Minnesota

2:00 p.m.
Assessing Faculty Practice and Faculty Development on InquiryBased Learning and Teaching in Undergraduate Mathematics.
Sandra Laursen*, University of Colorado Boulder
Marina Kogan, University of Colorado Boulder

2:00 p.m.
The Poincare Institute: A Partnership for Mathematics Education.
Montserrat Teixidor*, Tufts University
Analucia Schliemann, Tufts University
David Carraher, Tufts University
Roger Tobin, Tufts University
Caroline J. Hagen, Tufts University

2:00 p.m.
Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership.
John Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bernadette Mullins, BirminghamSouthern College
Ruth Parker, Mathematics Education Collaborative
Ann Dominick, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Tommy Smith, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:00 p.m.
Native Americanbased Mathematics Materials for Integration into Undergraduate Courses.
Charles P. Funkhouser*, California State University Fullerton
Scott A. Annin, California State University Fullerton
Miles Pfahl, Turtle Mountain Community College

2:00 p.m.
Pathways to Calculus: Disseminating and Scaling a Professional Development Model for Algebra Through Precalculus Teaching and Learning.
Marilyn P. Carlson*, Arizona State University
Wayne Raskind, Arizona State University
Fabio Milner, Arizona State University
Michael Oehrtman, Northern Colorado University
Kevin Moore, University of Georgia
Dawn Teuscher, Brigham Young University

2:00 p.m.
Empowering Student Learning in Mathematical Analysis.
Barbara Shipman*, The University of Texas at Arlington

2:00 p.m.
MathDL Books Online.
David Smith*, Duke University
Lang Moore, Duke University

2:00 p.m.
New Directions for MathDL.
Lang Moore*, Duke University
David Smith, Duke University

2:00 p.m.
STEM Real World Applications of Mathematics.
Darren Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
William Basener, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
PREP: MAA's Professional Development Program.
J. Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America
Nancy Baxter Hastings, Dickinson College
Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University
Nathaniel Dean, Texas State University San Marcos
Virginia Buchanan, Hiram College
Mike Brilleslyper, United States Air Force Academy
Jon Scott*, Montgomery College

2:00 p.m.
Dynamic Visualization Tools for Multivariable Calculus.
Paul Seeburger*, Monroe Community College

2:00 p.m.
Lurch, Educational Software for Writing Proofs.
Kenneth G. Monks*, University of Scranton
Nathan Carter, Bentley University

2:00 p.m.
Flash Applets for WeBWorK Online Homework System.
Barbara Margolius*, Cleveland State University
Felipe Martins, Cleveland State University
Dan Gries, Hopkins School
Yuping Wu, Cleveland State University

2:00 p.m.
Maplets for Calculus.
Douglas B. Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A & M University

2:00 p.m.
Playing Games with a Purpose: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Statistics.
Shonda R. Kuiper, Grinnell College
Rodney Sturdivant*, United States Military Academy
Billy Kaczynski, United States Military Academy
John Jackson, United States Military Academy
Kevin Cummiskey, United States Military Academy

2:00 p.m.
UBMGroup: Collaborations on Riverine Ecology (CORE): Investigations into species invasion and disease transmission at the interface betwwen mathematics and biology.
James Peirce*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Gregory Sandland, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse

2:00 p.m.
Texas Middle and Secondary Mathematics Project.
Kimberly Childs*, Stephen F. Austin State University

2:00 p.m.
Texas Leadership Initiative: Mathematics Instruction Transformed (Texas LIMIT).
Kimberly Childs*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Deborah Pace, Stephen F. Austin State University
Lesa Beverly, Stephen F. Austin State University
Betty Alford, Stephen F. Austin State University

2:00 p.m.
Talented Teachers in Training for Texas (T4).
Lesa Beverly*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Keith Hubbard, Stephen F. Austin State University
Karen EmbryJenlink, Stephen F. Austin State University
Dennis Gravatt, Stephen F. Austin State University

2:00 p.m.
Paradigms in Physics: Interactive Electromagnetism Curricular Materials.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University
Emily H. van Zee, Oregon State University

2:00 p.m.
Mathematical ACES: Algebraic Concepts for Elementary Students.
Davida Fischman*, California State UniversitySan Bernardino
Shawn McMurran, California State UniversitySan Bernardino
Joseph Jesunathadas, California State UniversitySan Bernardino
Karla Wells, Ontario Montclair Elementary School District
Carol Cronk, San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools

2:00 p.m.
Learning Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science via Primary Historical Sources.
Jerry Lodder*, New Mexico State University
David Pengelley, New Mexico State University

2:00 p.m.
Linear Algebra in New Environments (LINE).
Draga Vidakovic*, Georgia State University
Sergio Loch, Grand View University
William Martin, North Dakota State University
Jeff Suzuki, Brooklyn College

2:00 p.m.
Careers in Mathematics.
Michael Dorff*, Brigham Young University

2:00 p.m.
Math Images.
Eugene Klotz*, Math Forum
Camilia Smith Barnes, Sweet Briar College

2:00 p.m.
Illustrating Graph Theory Concepts in Real World Settings.
Joan M. Lucas*, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Rebecca Smith, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

2:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Research in Mathematical Biology: Modeling cellular processes from bacteria to neurons.
George Yates*, Youngstown State University
Jonathan Caguiat, Youngstown State University
Jozsi Jalics, Youngstown State University
Gary Walker, Youngstown State University
Mark Womble, Youngstown State University

2:00 p.m.
University Scholars in STEM.
Leah Gold*, Cleveland State University

2:00 p.m.
Improving the Learning Environment for Underrepresented Students in Mathematics through the SSTEM Program.
Alexandra Kurepa*, North Carolina A&T State University

2:00 p.m.
Research, Dissemination, and Faculty Development of InquiryBased Learning (IBL) Methods in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics.
Ralf Spatzier*, University of Michigan

2:00 p.m.
DistributomeAn Interactive Webbased Resource for Probability Distributions.
Kyle Siegrist*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Dennis Pearl, The Ohio State University
Ivo Dinov, University of California Los Angeles

2:00 p.m.
Resources for Instructors Teaching "Elementary Mathematics for Teachers".
Thomas H. Parker*, Louisiana State University
Scott Baldridge, Louisiana State University

2:00 p.m.
Undergraduates Learning to Write Mathematics: The Math Images Project.
K. A. Renninger*, Swarthmore College
A. M. Phillips, Swarthmore College
A. Lipman, Swarthmore College
Gene Klotz, Swarthmore College

2:00 p.m.
Productive Disposition: Of What Does It Consist? The Case of Preservice Mathematics Teachers and Virtual Fieldwork: The Math Forum's Virtual Fieldwork Sequence.
K. A. Renninger*, Swarthmore College
M. Chin, Swarthmore College
D. Fan, Swarthmore College
Wesley Shumar, Drexel University

2:00 p.m.
Discovering the Art of Mathematics.
Julian F. Fleron*, Westfield State University
Volker Ecke, Westfield State University
Philip K. Hotchkiss, Westfield State University
Christine von Renesse, Westfield State University

2:00 p.m.
Introducing Statistical Techniques Through Guided Interdisciplinary Research Projects.
Shonda Kuiper*, Grinnell College

2:00 p.m.
Math for America Boston: Teaching Scholars Program.
Eileen Lee*, Math for America Boston
Steve Rosenberg, Boston University
Suzanne Chapin, Boston University
Glenn Stevens, Boston University

2:00 p.m.
Focus on Mathematics: Creating Learning Cultures for High Student Achievement, A targeted Math and Science Partnership.
Una MacDowell*, Education Development Center, Inc
Steve Rosenberg, Boston University
Glenn Stevens, Boston University
Al Cuoco, Education Development Center, Inc
Wayne Harvey, Education Development Center, Inc.

2:00 p.m.
Resequencing Calculus.
Mark Gruenwald*, University of Evansville
David Dwyer, University of Evansville

2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Skills in Biology through Scientific Inquiry at James Madison University.
Brian Walton*, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
Nusrat Jahan, James Madison University
Reid Harris, James Madison University

2:00 p.m.
Project MOSAIC: Integrating Modeling, Statistics, Computation and Calculus in the Undergraduate Curriculum.
Daniel Kaplan*, Macalester College
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Eric Marland, Appalachian State University
Nicholas Horton, Smith College

2:00 p.m.
Biology and Mathematics in Population Studies (BioMaPS) II.
Donald Adongo*, Murray State University
K. Renee Fister, Murray State University
Terry Derting, Murray State University
Chris Mecklin, Murray State University
Claire Fuller, Murray State University
Kate He, Murray State University
Emily Croteau, Murray State University
Maeve McCarthy, Murray State University
Howard Whiteman, Murray State University

2:00 p.m.
DIYModeling (Do It Yourself Modeling).
Frank Wattenberg*, United States Military Academy
Rod Sturdivant, United States Military Academy
Chris Weld, United States Military Academy
Jim Rolf, United States Air Force Academy
Bill Bauldry, Appalachian State University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University
Betsy Yanik, Emporia State University

2:00 p.m.
WeBWorK: Improving Student Success in Mathematics.
Arnold Pizer*, University of Rochester
Mike Gage, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester
Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America
John Wyatt, Mathematical Association of America

2:00 p.m.
The Impact of the PREP 2011 Workshops on Bioinformatics Research and Teaching Activities at Jacksonville State University.
Monica Trifas*, Jacksonville State University
Aaron Garrett, Jacksonville State University
Jimmy Triplett, Jacksonville State University
Chris Murdock, Jacksonville State University

2:00 p.m.
An Integrative Analysis of Human Cancer: Exploiting the Synergy of Mathematical and Molecular Biological Approaches in Studying a Complex Problem.
Jeffrey Forrester*, Dickinson College
Michael P. Roberts, Dickinson College

Thursday January 5, 2012, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Invariant manifolds and dispersive Hamiltonian evolution equations.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Wilhelm Schlag*, University of Chicago
(10773502)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 2:40 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA/Young Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
Hit the ground running! Interview like a pro and land the job.
Room 309, Hynes
Organizers:
Kristine Roinestad, Georgetown College
Nick Scoville, Ursinus College
Panelists:
David Cox, Amherst College
Paul Dupuis, Brown University
Eric Grinberg, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Betty Mayfield, Hood College

Thursday January 5, 2012, 2:40 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Publishing with the MAA.
Room 306, Hynes
Organizers:
Zaven A. Karian, Denison University
Panelists:
Donald J. Albers, MAA
Gerald J. Bryce, HampdenSydney College

Thursday January 5, 2012, 2:40 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Subcommittee on Research by Undergraduates Panel Discussion
Successful and diverse models for mentoring research by undergraduates.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
Sarah Spence Adams, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Angel R. Pineda, California State University, Fullerton
Panelists:
James Davis, University of Richmond
Gary P. Gordon, Lafayette College
Kathryn Leonard, California State University, Channel Islands
Herbert A. Medina, Loyola Marymount University
Alison A. MotsingerReif, North Carolina State University
Suzanne L. Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Thursday January 5, 2012, 3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles Demonstration for JMM Participants
Come see and participate in this Math Circles experience.
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
James Tanton, St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University

Thursday January 5, 2012, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Retiring Presidential Address
Our challenges.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
George E. Andrews*, Penn State University
(10770014)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 4:25 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Joint Prize Session
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Business Meeting
Room 311, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Joint Prize Session Reception
Ballroom C, 3rd floor, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture
Room 302, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting and Reception
Room 201, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA TwoYear College Reception
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott

Thursday January 5, 2012, 6:00 p.m.8:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematicians in Business, Industry, and Government Guest Lecture, Reception, and Business Meeting
Room 203, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Business Meeting
Room 202, Hynes

Thursday January 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Young Mathematicians' Network Open Forum
All meeting participants, including undergraduates and graduate students, are welcome to discuss topics and issues affecting young mathematicians.
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Josh Laison, Williamette University JLaison@willamette.edu
Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University tpwakefield@ysu.edu
Friday January 6, 2012

Friday January 6, 2012, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
2nd Floor Corridor, opposite Hall C, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Mathematical Biology, I
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: David Chan, Virginia Commonwealth University dmchan@vcu.edu Rebecca Segal, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems and Random Matrices, I
Room 107, Hynes Organizers: Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado adzham@unco.edu Kenichi Maruno, University of Texas, Pan American Virgil Pierce, University of Texas, Pan American

8:00 a.m.
Random matrix methods for the enumeration of 3valent maps.
Nicholas M. Ercolani, University of Arizona
Virgil U. Pierce*, University of Texas  Pan American
(107760786)

8:30 a.m.
The RiemannHilbert approach to the gap probabilities in multitime random point processes of Airy and Pearcey type.
Marco Bertola*, Concordia University, Montreal
Mattia Cafasso, Universite' d'Angers, France
(1077601169)

9:00 a.m.
$\beta$ ensemble on a Jordan curve.
Seung Yeop Lee*, Caltech
Nikolai Makarov, Caltech.edu
(1077601213)

9:30 a.m.
A matrix model for simple Hurwitz numbers and topological recursion.
Gaetan Borot, Service de Physique Theorique de Saclay
Bertrand Eynard, Service de Physique Theorique de Saclay
Motohico Mulase, University of California, Davis
Brad Safnuk*, Central Michigan University
(10771442)

10:00 a.m.
Dyson's Brownian Motions and Critical Diffusions.
Mark A Adler*, Brandeis University
(1077602222)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry, II
Room 204, Hynes Organizers: BoHae Im, ChungAng University, South Korea Jennifer JohnsonLeung, University of Idaho Jennifer Paulhus, Grinnell College paulhusj@grinnell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Abelian surfaces with extra endomorphims.
Reinier Broker*, Brown University
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Marco Streng, University of Warwick
(107714960)

8:30 a.m.
Automorphism groups of a family of maximal curves.
Robert M. Guralnick, University of Southern California
Beth Malmskog*, Wesleyan University
Rachel Pries, Colorado State University
(1077112028)

9:00 a.m.
Genus $2$ curves with $(4,4)$split Jacobians.
Nils Bruin, Simon Fraser University
Kevin Doerksen*, Simon Fraser University
(1077112125)

9:30 a.m.
Decomposing Jacobian Varieties of Curves.
Jennifer Paulhus*, Grinnell College
(1077112349)

10:00 a.m.
On the arithmetic of the Legendre curve in a tower of function fields.
Douglas Ulmer*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1077112192)

10:30 a.m.
An arithmetic intersection formula for denominators of Igusa class polynomials.
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Bianca Viray*, Brown University
(107711718)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Calculus of Functors and Its Applications, I
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Brian Munson, Wellesley College Ismar Volic, Wellesley College ivolic@wellesley.edu

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Geometry of Polytopes, III
Room 101, Hynes Organizers: Egon Schulte, Northeastern University schulte@neu.edu Asia Ivic Weiss, York University

8:00 a.m.
Symmetries of Equivelar Toroids.
Asia Ivic Weiss*, York University
Isabel Hubard, UNAM Mexioc City, Mexico
Alen Orbanic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Daniel Pellicer, UNAM Morelia, Mexico
(107752614)

8:30 a.m.
Equivelar 4twistoids.
Mark Mixer*, York University
Isabel Hubard, UNAM
Daniel Pellicer, UNAM
Asia Ivic Weiss, York University
(1077522512)

9:00 a.m.
Projective Polytopes.
Javier Bracho*, UNAM
(1077522607)

9:30 a.m.
NonTriangulatable Polyhedra.
B. Carrigan*, Auburn University
(1077521643)

10:00 a.m.
The Law of AboavWeaire and its analogue in three dimensions.
Richard Ehrenborg*, University of Kentucky
Menachem Lazar, Institute for Advanced Study
Jeremy Mason, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(107752866)

10:30 a.m.
Vertextransitive polyhedral maps and actions of discrete groups on surfaces.
Roman Nedela*, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovak rep.
(107705852)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Contemporary Unsolved Problems
Room 302, Hynes Organizers: Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@wfu.edu Jeremy Rouse, Wake Forest University

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Control Theory and Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations, II
Clarendon, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Shitao Liu, University of Helsinki shitao.liu@helsinki.fi Ting Zhou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Carleman estimates for systems of partial differential equations.
Matthias Eller*, Georgetown University
(1077352369)

8:30 a.m.
The Calderon Problem with Partial Data.
Gunther Uhlmann*, UC Irvine and University of Washington
(1077352584)

9:00 a.m.
Schrödinger hats: cloaked amplifiers via transformation optics.
Allan Greenleaf*, University of Rochester
Yaroslav Kurylev, University College London
Matti Lassas, University of Helsinki
Ulf Leonhardt, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St. Andrews
Gunther Uhlmann, University of CaliforniaIrvine
(107735613)

9:30 a.m.
Recovery of a source or a sound speed with one measurement and applications.
Plamen Stefanov*, Purdue University
Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington and UC Irvine
(107735615)

10:00 a.m.
Hybrid inverse problems and internal functionals.
Guillaume Bal*, Columbia University
(107735532)

10:30 a.m.
Local Analysis of Inverse Problems: Hölder Stability and Iterative Reconstruction.
Maarten de Hoop*, Purdue University
Lingyun Qiu, Purdue University
Otmar Scherzer, University of Vienna
(1077351651)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Algebraic Geometry and Galois Theory (in memory of Jerald Kovacic), II
Room 103, Hynes Organizers: Phyllis Joan Cassidy, Smith College and the City University of New York Richard Churchill, Hunter College and Graduate Center at CUNY Claude Mitschi, Université de Strasbourg, France Michael Singer, North Carolina State University singer@math.ncsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Reductive connections and Ruled surfaces.
Camilo Sanabria*, CUNY Bronx Community College
(107734727)

8:30 a.m.
Topological Methods in Klein's Resolvent Problem.
Yuri Burda*, University of Toronto
(107712932)

9:00 a.m.
The Lie groupoid of the integers.
Alexandru Buium*, University of New Mexico
(107713419)

9:30 a.m.
Real PicardVessiot theory.
Zbigniew Hajto*, Jagiellonian University
Teresa Crespo, Universitat de Barcelona
Elzbieta Sowa, Jagiellonian University
(1077121171)

10:00 a.m.
Computing the Galois Group of Linear DifferenceDifferential Equations.
Ruyong Feng*, KLMM, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(107734541)

10:30 a.m.
Solve Linear Differential Equations in terms of Hypergeometric Functions.
Tingting Fang*, Florida State University
Mark van Hoeij, Florida State University
(1077341224)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry in Pure and Applied Mathematics (in memory of Benoit Mandelbrot), III
Room 200, Hynes Organizers: Michael L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside Erin Pearse, University of Oklahoma ep@ou.edu Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley University

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Frontiers in Geomathematics, II
Suffolk, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslautern Freeden@mathematik.unikl.de Volker Michel, University of Siegen M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida Thomas Sonar, Technical University of Braunschweig

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, I
Provincetown, 4th Floor, Marriott Organizers: Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mark W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Haynes R. Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology James Turner, Calvin College Donald Yau, Ohio State University dyau@math.ohiostate.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the equivariant cohomology of Stiefel manifolds.
William C Kronholm*, Whittier College
(10775556)

8:30 a.m.
Cohomology of equivariant Grassmannians and motivic characteristic classes for quadratic bundles.
Daniel Dugger*, University of Oregon
(1077551920)

9:00 a.m.
Global equivariant homotopy theory.
Anna Marie Bohmann*, Northwestern University
(1077551866)

9:30 a.m.
Gspectra and equivariant commutativity.
Bertrand J Guillou*, University of Illinois  UrbanaChampaign
J Peter May, University of Chicago
Nathaniel Stapleton, MIT
(1077552623)

10:00 a.m.
A homotopical version of plocal finite groups.
Matthew J. K. Gelvin*, University of Copenhagen
Kári Ragnarsson, Chicago, IL
(1077552305)

10:30 a.m.
The Segal conjecture in homotopical group theory.
William G. Dwyer, Notre Dame
Kári Ragnarsson*, Google/AIM
(1077552246)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Knot Theory Untangled
Room 311, Hynes Organizers: Rolland Trapp, California State University, San Bernardino rtrapp@csusb.edu

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Linear Algebraic Groups: Their Arithmetic, Geometry, and Representations, II
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: R. Skip Garibaldi, Emory University George McNinch, Tufts University mcninchg@member.ams.org

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Constitution Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: William Barker, Bowdoin College William McCallum, University of Arizona Bonnie Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu

8:00 a.m.
A statewide partnership to support professional development for mathematics teachers.
W James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1077972151)

8:30 a.m.
Incorporating the Common Core State Standards Integrated Secondary Curriculum in a Teacher Training Course.
Amanda Cangelosi, University of Utah
Hugo Rossi*, University of Utah
(107797184)

9:00 a.m.
The Mathematical Education of Teachers II and Progressions for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Sybilla Beckmann*, University of Georgia
(1077971542)

9:30 a.m.
A Guided Tour of the Illustrative Mathematics Project.
Kristin L. Umland*, University of New Mexico
(107797644)

10:00 a.m.
Assessing Mathematical Habits of Mind for Teaching.
Ryota Matsuura*, St. Olaf College
Sarah Sword, Education Development Center, Inc.
Mary Beth Piecham, Education Development Center, Inc.
Glenn Stevens, Boston University
Al Cuoco, Education Development Center, Inc.
(1077972827)

10:30 a.m.
Transforming geometry through transformations.
Patrick Callahan*, University of California Los Angeles
(1077971879)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Birational Geometry and Cluster Algebras, I
Dartmouth, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Arkady Berenstein, University of Oregon Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University vretakh@math.rutgers.edu

8:00 a.m.
Yangians, quantum loop algebras and trigonometric connections.
Valerio Toledano Laredo*, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
(1077171443)

9:00 a.m.
Yangians and quantum loop algebras.
Sachin Gautam*, Columbia University
(1077172633)

9:30 a.m.
A Minimal NonKoszul $A(\Gamma)$.
David Nacin*, Lincoln Park
(1077162292)

10:00 a.m.
Noncommutative Quadratic Forms.
Padmini P Veerapen*, University of Texas, Arlington
Michaela Vancliff, University of Texas, Arlington
(1077162846)

10:30 a.m.
Functorial approach to differentiation algorithms for representations of partially ordered sets.
Mark Kleiner*, Syracuse University
Markus Reitenbach, Colorado Mesa University
(1077161476)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Nonlinear Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 300, Hynes Organizers: Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Ohio State University bkeyfitz@math.ohiostate.edu Charis Tsikkou, Ohio State University

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Progress in Free Analysis, II
Room 108, Hynes Organizers: J. William Helton, University of California, San Diego Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa paulmuhly@uiowa.edu

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Radon Transforms and Geometric Analysis (in honor of Sigurdur Helgason's 85th birthday), I
Room 104, Hynes Organizers: Jens Christensen, University of Maryland Fulton Gonzalez, Tufts University Todd Quinto, Tufts University todd.quinto@tufts.edu

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, I
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Sophia R. Jang, Texas Tech University Andrew L. Nevai, University of Central Florida anevai@math.ucf.edu LihIng W. Roeger, Texas Tech University

8:00 a.m.
Intracellular Viral Lifecycle Induced Rich Dynamics in Tumor Virotherapy.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, College of William and Mary
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University
Hanchun Yang, Yunnan University
(1077341249)

8:30 a.m.
Extinction or Persistence of Disease in Stochastic MultiPatch Epidemic Models.
Glenn Lahodny Jr.*, Texas Tech University
Linda J. S. Allen, Texas Tech University
(1077921876)

9:00 a.m.
Global Dynamics of a Cholera Model that Includes Direct and Indirect Transmission.
Pauline van den Driessche*, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
(107792911)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling the spread of waterborne disease: Incorporating heterogeneity in multiple transmission pathways.
Suzanne L. Robertson*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(1077921638)

10:00 a.m.
Seasonality in Avian Influenza H5N1.
Necibe Tuncer, University of Tulsa
Maia Martcheva*, University of Florida
(107792233)

10:30 a.m.
Spatiotemporal Mutualistic Model of Mistletoes and Birds.
Rongsong Liu, Department of Mathematics and Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary
Carlos Martinez del Rio, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
Chuncheng Wang, Department of Mathematics and Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
(1077921067)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Graph Theory, I
Room 102, Hynes Organizers: Ralucca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School rgera@nps.edu

8:00 a.m.
Closed 3stop distance in graphs.
Ralucca Gera*, Naval Postgraduate School
Linda Eroh, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Steven Winters, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1077051637)

8:30 a.m.
The Independence Number for the Generalized Petersen Graphs.
Joseph Fox*, Salem State University
Ralucca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School
Pantelimon Stanica, Naval Postgraduate School
(107705722)

9:00 a.m.
Towards Vizing's Independence Number Conjecture.
Craig Eric Larson*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Taylor Short, University of South Carolina
Bethany Turner, N.C. State University
(1077052308)

9:30 a.m.
A fractional analogue of Brook's theorem.
Xing Peng*, University of South Carolina
Linyuan Lu, University of South Carolina
(107705611)

10:00 a.m.
From sum optimal to max optimal graph rankings.
Bonnie C. Jacob, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology
Jobby Jacob*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1077052127)

10:30 a.m.
Modified Linear Programming Weighting for Graph Pebbling.
Luke Postle, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dan Cranston, Virginia Commonwealth University
Carl Yerger*, Davidson College
(1077051006)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, I
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology Jacqueline Jensen, Sam Houston State University Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Rainbow Domination Number of a Graph.
Micaela Harris, Smith College
Ruth Haas, Smith College
Kristina Martin*, Smith College
Shira Polster, Smith College
Julie Woods, Smith College
(1077051886)

8:30 a.m.
Discrete Models with Proportional Harvesting.
James C Cameron*, University of Texas at Austin
Luis Diego Granera, Yale University
Peter Jaworski, Central Michigan University
Loren Santana, Skidmore College
(107739107)

9:00 a.m.
On 2fold $G$designs where $G$ has order at most 4 and edgemultiplicity 2.
Sabrina Allen*, University of Illinois, ChampaignUrbana
Jelsi Bolt, Kankakee High School, IL
Ryan C. Bunge, Illinois State University
Scott Burton, Virginia Tech
Saad I. ElZanati, Illinois State University
(1077052666)

9:30 a.m.
On Rosatype labelings of directed graphs.
Catherine Kruger*, Eastern Illinois University
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
Jessica Klister, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
(1077052812)

10:00 a.m.
Higher Rectification and Polytope Numbers: The Simplex Case.
Chelsea R. Snyder*, Grove City College
Christina C. Scurlock, Grove City College
(10770540)

10:30 a.m.
Restricted Symmetric Signed Permutations.
Andy Hardt, Carleton College
Justin M. Troyka*, Carleton College
(10770591)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Uniformly and Partially Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, I
Fairfield, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Todd Fisher, Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University

8:00 a.m.
A KAM phenomenon for volumepreserving flows.
Jianyu Chen*, Penn State University
Huyi Hu, Michigan State University
Yakov Pesin, Penn State University
(1077371460)

8:30 a.m.
Holder shadowing on finite intervals.
Sergey Tikhomirov*, Freie Universität Berlin
(107737678)

9:00 a.m.
Classifying Teichmueller Disks with Completely Degenerate KontsevichZorich Spectrum.
David Aulicino*, University of Maryland  College Park
(107737803)

9:30 a.m.
Entropy of SchurWeyl measures.
Sevak Mkrtchyan*, Rice University
(107737427)

10:00 a.m.
Uniqueness of Equilibrium States: Constructive Techniques in a NonUniform, NonMarkov Setting.
Vaughn Climenhaga, University of Toronto
Daniel J Thompson*, The Pennsylvania State University
(1077371329)

10:30 a.m.
Unique equilibrium states using regular collections of times.
Vaughn Climenhaga*, University of Toronto
Daniel J Thompson, Pennsylvania State University
(1077371618)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on the Mathematics of Computation: Algebra and Number Theory, I
Room 109, Hynes Organizers: JeanMarc Couveignes, Université de Toulouse Michael J. Mossinghoff, Davidson College Igor E. Shparlinski, Macquarie University, Australia igor@ics.mq.edu.au

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 209, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Associative and Nonassociative Algebras and Rings: Homological Algebras and Category Theory, I
Room 308, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, V
Room 111, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Transitive BLTsets.
Eric M Nelson*, Colorado State University
(1077051981)

8:15 a.m.
Graphs with $(k \pm \epsilon)$edgedisjoint spanning trees.
Ping Li*, West Virginia University
(1077051949)

8:30 a.m.
Limits, Regularity and Removal for Relational Structures : A measure theoretic approach.
Ashwini Aroskar*, Carnegie Mellon University
James Cummings, Carnegie Mellon University
(1077051941)

8:45 a.m.
Group Connectivity in Line Graphs.
Senmei Yao*, West Virginia University
(1077051924)

9:00 a.m.
Edge disjoint isomorphic subgraphs in uniform hypergraphs.
Paul Horn*, Harvard University
Václav Koubek, Charles University
Vojtěch Rödl, Emory University
(1077051874)

9:15 a.m.
Extremal Sizes of Subspace Partitions.
Olof Heden, KTH, Sweden
Julianne Lehmann, Hamburg, Germany
Esmeralda Nastase*, Xavier University
Papa Sissokho, Illinois State University
(1077051839)

9:30 a.m.
On $3$nets realizing a finite group in a projective plane.
Nicola Pace*, Florida Atlantic University
(1077052026)

9:45 a.m.
On the Number of Edges in Bipartite 2factor Isomorphic Graphs.
Paul Wrayno*, Western Kentucky University
(1077051869)

10:00 a.m.
On Continuous Rado Numbers.
Daniel Schaal*, South Dakota State University
Melanie Zinter, South Dakota State University
(1077052036)

10:15 a.m.
On Minimun Excluded Type Algorithm, Golden Ratio, Beatty and Sturmian Sequences.
Geremias Polanco Encarnacion*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(107705208)

10:30 a.m.
A Geometric Extremal Result for Cubic Arrays.
James E Gossell*, University of Central Missouri
Peter Johnson, Auburn University
(1077051639)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Commutative Rings and Algebras, II
Room 105, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
A note on generalized Gorenstein complexes.
Eero Hyry, University of Tampere
Maryam Akhavin*, University of Tampere
(107713804)

8:15 a.m.
Finding generators for the vanishing ideal of a finite set of points.
Eddy Campbell, University of New Brunswick
Jianjun Chuai*, University of New Brunswick
(107713583)

8:30 a.m.
Cut Structures in Zerodivisor Graphs.
M Axtell, University of St. Thomas
N Baeth*, University of Central Missouri
J Stickles, Millikin University
(107713535)

8:45 a.m.
Break.

9:00 a.m.
HilbertKunz multiplicities of products of ideals.
Neil Epstein*, University of Osnabrueck
Javid Validashti, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077132017)

9:15 a.m.
Integration and Primary Decomposition.
Brian L Miller*, Texas Tech University
(107713125)

9:30 a.m.
Algorithms for strongly stable ideals.
Dennis Moore*, University of Kentucky
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky
(107713637)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Computer Science, Information, Control Theory, and Economics, I
Room 303, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Price Discrepancy and Optimal Liquidation of Credit Derivatives.
Peng Liu*, Johns Hopkins University
Tim Leung, IEOR Department, Columbia University
(107793782)

8:15 a.m.
Egalitarian Graph Orientations.
Glencora Borradaile, Oregon State University
Jennifer Iglesias, Harvey Mudd College
Theresa Migler, Oregon State University
Antonio Ochoa*, Cal Poly Pomona
Gordon Wilfong, Bell Labs
Lisa Zhang, Bell Labs
(1077682919)

8:30 a.m.
A characterization theorem for exact, unifilar hidden Markov models, and a polynomial time test for exactness.
Nicholas F Travers*, University of California, Davis
James P Crutchfield, University of California, Davis
(1077681496)

8:45 a.m.
Markov chains for sampling weighted permutations.
Amanda Pascoe Streib*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(107768973)

9:00 a.m.
Subword Languages of Infinite Partial Words.
Bob Chen*, UC San Diego
Francine BlanchetSadri, UNC Greebsboro
Sinziana Munteanu, Princeton University
Jarret Schwartz, Princeton University
Slater Stich, Princeton University
(1077682149)

9:15 a.m.
Application of Modified Shannon Entropy.
Brian P Kelly*, Bryant University
(1077932836)

9:30 a.m.
Stability Analysis for Delayed Systems with an Application.
Shanaz Tiwari*, Florida Atlantic University
(1077931768)

9:45 a.m.
On a Geometric Packing Problem.
Bradley J. Paynter*, Clemson University
Douglas R. Shier, Clemson University
(1077902502)

10:00 a.m.
Exact Controllability of Nonlinear Neutral Functional Impulsive System with Infinite Delay in Banach Spaces.
Dimplekumar N Chalishajar*, Virginia Military Institute
(1077931061)

10:15 a.m.
Theoretical and Computational Issues in Control of a Thermal Fluid.
Weiwei Hu*, Interdisplinary Center for Applied Mathematics, Virginia Tech
(1077932360)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis and Operator Theory, II
Room 208, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Topological kgraphs constructed from a topological dynamical systems and the associated C*algebras.
Cynthia Farthing, Creighton University
Nura Patani*, Arizona State University
Paulette N. Willis, University of Houston
(1077461629)

8:15 a.m.
Some hereditary properties of vectorvalued functions.
Terje Hoim*, Florida Atlantic University
David Robbins, Trinity College
(1077461604)

8:30 a.m.
Decomposing the $C^*$algebras of groupoid extensions.
Jonathan Henry Brown*, University of Otago
(107746628)

8:45 a.m.
Completely Continuous operators.
Ioana Ghenciu*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
Paul W Lewis, University of North Texas
(107746469)

9:00 a.m.
Regularization for illposed parabolic evolution equations.
Matthew A. Fury*, Penn State Abington
(107746108)

9:15 a.m.
The Aluthge Sequence of a Shift Operator.
Kevin Rion*, Bridgewater State University
(1077462207)

9:30 a.m.
Aperiodicity Conditions in Topological $k$Graphs.
Sarah E. Wright*, College of the Holy Cross
(107746226)

9:45 a.m.
MFtraces and a lower bound for the topological free entropy dimension in unital C*algebras.
Weihua Li*, Columbia College Chicago
Don Hadwin, Univdersity of New Hampshire
Qihui Li, East China University of Science and Technology
Junhao Shen, University of New Hampshire
(107746401)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Research in Number Theory
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
A Variation of the ElGamal Encryption Method.
Mark Wissler*, University of Central Oklahoma
Lavinia Ciungu, University of Central Oklahoma
(1077VJ2130)

8:15 a.m.
Encrypting into Polynomials.
Lavinia Ciungu*, University of Central Oklahoma
Mark Wissler, University of Central Oklahoma
(1077VJ2131)

8:30 a.m.
Explicit Plancherel Measure for $PGL_2$ over a $p$adic field.
Carlos De la Mora*, University of Iowa
(1077VJ2839)

8:45 a.m.
padic Lfunctions of $GL_2$ automorphic representations.
Bei Zhang*, Northwestern University
Matthew Emerton, University of Chicago
(1077VJ660)

9:00 a.m.
The Distribution of Generalized Ramanujan Primes.
Nadine Amersi, University College London
Olivia Beckwith, Harvey Mudd College
Steven J Miller, Williams College
Ryan Ronan*, The Cooper Union
Jonathan Sondow, New York City, NY
(1077VJ1449)

9:15 a.m.
Primes of the Form $x^2+ny^2$ and the Geometry of Convenient Numbers.
Thomas R. Hagedorn*, The College of New Jersey
(1077VJ2605)

9:30 a.m.
Gaps between summands in generalized Zeckendorf decompositions.
Olivia Beckwith*, Harvey Mudd College
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1077VJ1164)

9:45 a.m.
Constructing Generalized SumDominant Sets.
Geoffrey S Iyer*, University of Michigan
Oleg Lazarev, Princeton University
Liyang Zhang, Williams College
(1077VJ946)

10:00 a.m.
Evaluation of infinite products involving Fibonacci and Lucas numbers.
Jonathan Sondow*, New York, NY
(1077VJ2416)

10:15 a.m.
Sequences preserving GCD, Cyclotomic Polynomials, and Iterated Polynomials.
Stephen Lovett*, Wheaton College (IL)
(1077VJ369)

10:30 a.m.
Distribution of Missing Sums in Sumsets.
Oleg Lazarev*, Princeton University
(1077VJ1409)

10:45 a.m.
Examining the Dynamical Systems of Various Polynomials over Finite Fields Using Mathematica.
Jonathan Weisbrod*, Rowan University
(1077VJ479)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Teaching Mathematics Beyond the Calculus Sequence
Room 201, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
Numerical Method/Analysis Students Function Concept Knowledge.
Emre Tokgoz*, University of Oklahoma
(1077VD474)

8:15 a.m.
Integrating factors and repeated roots of the characteristic equation.
Howard I Dwyer, Monmouth College
William R Green*, Eastern Illinois University
(1077VD547)

8:30 a.m.
Bridging mathematics concepts to engineering contexts: Justintime review modules.
Alina N. Duca*, North Carolina State University
Dianne Raubenheimer, NC State University, College of Engineering
Hatice Ozturk, NC State University, College of Engineering
(1077VD2652)

8:45 a.m.
Scaffolding for Inquiry Instruction in Mathematics.
Mark L. Daniels*, UTeach Program Natural Scinces/ University of Texas at Austin
(1077VD342)

9:00 a.m.
An inquirybased, writing intensive introduction to proofs course.
Carl Mummert*, Marshall University
(1077VD1567)

9:15 a.m.
Keep them guessing: teaching conjecturing in a discrete transition course.
Suzanne I Doree*, Augsburg College, Minneapolis
(1077VD2841)

9:30 a.m.
Using a capstone course to learn how to teach mathematical proofs.
Elana Reiser*, St. Joseph's College
(1077VD77)

9:45 a.m.
Getting the Act Together.
Melvin G. Royer*, Indiana Wesleyan University
(1077VD2519)

10:00 a.m.
Some Strategies for Teaching a Course Based on Douglas Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach.
Stephen Andrilli*, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
(1077VD444)

10:15 a.m.
Developing the capstone experience at Winthrop University.
Trent Kull*, Winthrop University
Heakyung Lee, Winthrop University
(1077VD836)

10:30 a.m.
Moving from Theory to Practice: A Lesson Plan Activity for a History of Mathematics Course.
Kate G McGivney*, Shippensburg University
(1077VD2624)

10:45 a.m.
Reading and writing assignments in a Real Analysis course.
Bogdan Doytchinov*, Elizabethtown College
(1077VD2790)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Modeling Across the Mathematics Curriculum, I
Room 313, Hynes Organizers: Benjamin Galluzzo, Shippensburg University bjgalluzzo@ship.edu Mariah Birgen, Wartburg College Joyati Debnath, Winona State University

8:00 a.m.
The Volume and Surface Area of a Toy Train.
Paul C Fonstad*, Dalton State College
(1077I11440)

8:20 a.m.
A modeling project on sensor networks.
Marian F Anton*, Ripon College
(1077I12658)

8:40 a.m.
The Optimal Placement of Range Lights.
Michael A. Jones*, Mathematical Reviews
Rabab AbiHanna, Montclair State University
Kenneth Krott, Altoona Area School District
(1077I12273)

9:00 a.m.
Modeling the Gummy Bear Launcher as a Simple Computer Experiment.
Dexter C. Whittinghill*, Rowan University
(1077I11445)

9:20 a.m.
Using Infectious Disease Models in Calculus and Differential Equations Courses.
Alex Capaldi*, Valparaiso University
(1077I1867)

9:40 a.m.
Using Mathematical Cancer Models in an Introductory Differential Equations Course.
Jana Gevertz*, The College of New Jersey
Julie Beier, Mercer University
Keith Howard, Mercer University
(1077I1981)

10:00 a.m.
Teaching 3D Mathematical Modeling.
Paul R Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1077I1300)

10:20 a.m.
Pack size vs. Prey Density in the Mexican wolf.
William Dean Stone*, New Mexico Tech
(1077I12667)

10:40 a.m.
Developing a Modeling Concept Inventory.
Rebekah Isaak*, University of Minnesota
Daniel T Kaplan, Macalester College
Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota
Andrew Zieffler, University of Minnesota
(1077I1780)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, Field Theory, and Polynomials, I
Room 305, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Integer Embeddings of Heronian Tetrahedra.
Susan Hammond Marshall*, Monmouth University
Alexander R. Perlis, Zander Mathematics Institute
(1077112610)

8:15 a.m.
The CohenLenstra heuristics, roots of unity, and random matrices.
Derek Garton*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(1077112462)

8:30 a.m.
A congruence modulo $\mathbb{Z}$ for values at zero of partial zeta functions for totally real cubic fields.
Barry R Smith*, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
(1077112354)

8:45 a.m.
An Elliptic Curve Test for the $L$Functions Ratios Conjecture.
Ralph Morrison*, UC Berkeley
Steven J. Miller, Williams College
(1077112242)

9:00 a.m.
The $Z$densities of the Fibonacci sequence.
Paul Cubre*, Wake Forest University
Jeremy Rouse, Wake Forest University
(1077112205)

9:15 a.m.
On the factorization of $f(n)$ for $f(x)$ in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$.
Samuel S. Gross*, University of South Carolina
Andrew F. Vincent, University of South Carolina
(1077112117)

9:30 a.m.
Counting the number of solutions to the ErdősStrausSchinzel equation and related problems.
JingJing Huang*, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(1077111290)

9:45 a.m.
Diophantine triples and quadruples.
George W Grossman*, Central Michigan University
Yifan Zhang, Central Michigan University
(107711781)

10:00 a.m.
The $n$level density of zeroes of quadratic Dirichlet $L$functions.
Jake Levinson*, University of Michigan  Ann Arbor
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1077112204)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Projects, Demonstrations, and Activities that Engage Liberal Arts Mathematics Students, II
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sarah Mabrouk, Framingham State University smabrouk@framingham.edu

8:00 a.m.
Do it together to understand it: group activities that help liberal arts students understand mathematical concepts.
Russell D Blyth*, Saint Louis University
(1077L11256)

8:20 a.m.
"I CAN PROVE IT" Using Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem to Bolster Confidence for the mathanxious Liberal Arts Mathematics Students.
Jackie A Hall*, Longwood University
(1077L11247)

8:40 a.m.
Final Project in an Elementary Cryptology Course.
Robert Edward Lewand*, Goucher College
(1077L1442)

9:00 a.m.
Open Questions in Number Theory for Liberal Arts Students: The Good, the Bad, and the Underwhelming.
Emelie A Kenney*, Siena College
(1077L1517)

9:20 a.m.
Reading, Writing and Discussing Mathematics in a Servicelevel Undergraduate Course.
Daniel P. Wisniewski*, DeSales University
(1077L1282)

9:40 a.m.
Teaching College Mathematics Using Text Messaging.
Ricardo Sanchez*, Art Institute International Minneapolis and Globe University
(1077L12951)

10:00 a.m.
Visualizing Hyperbolic Geometry in the Liberal Arts.
Charlotte J. Chell*, Carthage College
(1077L12835)

10:20 a.m.
Using a Jeopardy Game to Engage Students' Learning.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University of PA
(1077L11384)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Topics and Techniques for Teaching Real Analysis, I
Room 310, Hynes Organizers: Paul Musial, Chicago State University pmusial@csu.edu James Peterson, Benedictine College Erik Talvila, University of the Fraser Valley Robert Vallin, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

8:00 a.m.
Cantor's set throughout real analysis.
Cesar E. Silva*, Williams College
(1077N52680)

8:20 a.m.
Motivating Real Analysis Students with Puzzles.
Lynette J. Boos*, Providence College
(1077N51707)

8:40 a.m.
Communication and Learning.
Steven George Krantz*, Washington University in St. Louis
(1077N5255)

9:00 a.m.
Constructing Definitions in Undergraduate Real Analysis.
Barbara A. Shipman*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1077N51088)

9:20 a.m.
When absolute convergence fails to imply convergence.
Robert Kantrowitz*, Hamilton College
Michael Schramm, LeMoyne College
(1077N51078)

9:40 a.m.
Some of my Suggested Topics and Techniques for the Real Analysis Course.
Robert L Brabenec*, Wheaton College (IL)
(1077N5288)

10:00 a.m.
Understanding the infinite.
Judit Kardos*, The College of New Jersey
(1077N52237)

10:20 a.m.
Analysis based on the concept of level.
Karel Hrbacek*, he City College of New York
(1077N52367)

10:40 a.m.
A Proemial Proposition on Teaching Real Analysis: Instruct Via a "Strong" Modified Moore Method.
Padraig M. McLoughlin*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1077N51205)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Undergraduate Research, V
Room 110, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Permutations, Pattern Avoidance, and the Catalan Triangle.
Wesley K. Hough*, Hanover College
Derek F. DeSantis, California State University Channel Islands
Jacob W. Ziefle, The College of New Jersey
Rebecca M. Meissen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1077052295)

8:15 a.m.
Numerical Methods for Optimizing Chemistry Kinetic Parameters.
Victoria Marsh*, California State University, Long Beach
JenMei Chang, California State University, Long Beach
Stephen Mezyk, California State University, Long Beach
(1077652777)

8:30 a.m.
Image Fusion Using Gaussian Mixture Models.
Josh Koslosky, University of Minnesota
Stacey Levine, Duquesne University
Glenn Sidle*, Duquesne University
(1077681967)

8:45 a.m.
Stability Analysis of Plate Deformation Equations Derived using the Hamiltonian Principle.
Charles Yves Daly*, CSUMS/George Mason University
(1077742143)

9:00 a.m.
Optimizing Plasmonic Effects for a More Efficient Nanoscale Biophotovoltaic Device.
J. E. Pina*, George Mason University
(1077782252)

9:15 a.m.
Spatial dispersion of interstellar civilizations: a site percolation model in three dimensions.
Andrew D Hedman*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Thomas W Hair, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1077902299)

9:30 a.m.
Searching for the Implied Market Utility Function.
Aniket Anil Panjwani*, George Mason University
(1077911832)

9:45 a.m.
Sequences for Solving Puzzles and Touring Graphs.
Tselil Schramm*, Harvey Mudd College
Emily Carlson, Bard College
(1077912023)

10:00 a.m.
Effects of NonIndependent Behavior on a Macroeconomic Model.
Nicholas S Chaung*, George Mason University
(1077912426)

10:15 a.m.
Modern Portfolio Theory Enhanced by Manifold Learning.
Esther F. Jackson*, George Mason University: CSUMS Program
(1077911563)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Writing the History of the MAA, I
Room 203, Hynes Organizers: Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu Janet Beery, University of Redlands Amy ShellGellasch, Beloit College

8:00 a.m.
History of National Meetings.
Kenneth A Ross*, University of Oregon
(1077Q11710)

8:20 a.m.
A History of the Northeastern Section: A Work in Progress.
J. J. Tattersall*, Providence College
(1077Q1481)

8:40 a.m.
Highlights in the History of the Missouri Section.
Leon M. Hall*, Missouri S&T
(1077Q1334)

9:00 a.m.
Recovering and recapitulating the history of Project NExT.
T. Christine Stevens*, Saint Louis University
(1077Q12032)

9:20 a.m.
The Ohio Section also celebrates its centennial.
David Kullman, Miami University
Thomas Hern, Bowling Green State University
Daniel E. Otero*, Xavier University
(1077Q12371)

9:40 a.m.
The Kansas Section: Were We First?
Robert W. Neufeld, McPherson College, McPherson, KS
Elaine L. Tatham, ETC Institute, Olathe, KS
Timothy W. Flood*, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
(1077Q11402)

10:00 a.m.
The History of SIGMAAs (Special Interest Groups of the MAA).
Steve Carlson*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Amy ShellGellasch, Beloit College
(1077Q1378)

10:20 a.m.
Writing a History of the Iowa Section of the MAA.
Joel K. Haack*, University of Northern Iowa
Linda L. Haack, Cedar Falls, IA
(1077Q1723)

10:40 a.m.
The Intermountain Section: an exceptionally brief history.
Carolyn Connell*, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
(1077Q12590)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Applied Math Outreach: Bringing Relevance to Middle and High School Math Experience
Room 206, Hynes Organizers: Peter Turner, Clarkson University pturner@clarkson.edu

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council Meeting
Clarendon, 3rd Floor, Sheraton

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Exhibit Hall C, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Research in Applied Mathematics, I
Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:15 a.m.
Revisiting the Basel problem.
Marianne Dubinsky*, University of Mary Washington
(1077VK2395)

8:30 a.m.
Comparative analysis of a few fast numerical schemes for finding positive and some signchanging solutions to timeindependent GrossPitaevskii type equations with general potentials.
Yuriy Shlapak*, University of Wisconsin  Marshfield/Wood County and University of Wisconsin Colleges Online
(1077VK1803)

8:45 a.m.
Searching for the Best Quadratic Approximation of a Function.
Yajun Yang*, Farmingdale State College of SUNY
Sheldon P. Gordon, Farmingdale State College of SUNY
(1077VK2209)

9:00 a.m.
TPA: A New Method for Approximate Counting.
Mark Huber, Claremont McKenna College
Sarah Schott*, Duke University
(1077VK802)

9:15 a.m.
Molecular mechanism for cardiac electrical instability in human heart disease: a predictive and multiscale computational model of "ankyrinB syndrome.".
Roseanne M Wolf*, University of Iowa
Colleen C Mitchell, University of Iowa
Peter Mohler, The Ohio State University
Thomas Hund, The Ohio State University
(1077VK2383)

9:30 a.m.
A Markov Model for Actin Polymer Dynamics and Cell Membrane Protrusion.
Csilla Szabo*, United States Military Academy
(1077VK2811)

9:45 a.m.
The logistic genderstructured model with ephemeral pair bonds and isolation from reproduction (report on an REU project at Valparaiso University).
Daniel Maxin*, Valparaiso University
Ludek Berec, Department of Biosystematics and Ecology, Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre ASCR, Czech Republic
Michael Covello, Loyola University Chicago
Jill Jessee, Simpson College
Matthew Zimmer, Saint John's University
(1077VK1216)

10:00 a.m.
Extreme multistability in a chemical model system.
Calistus Ngeh Ngonghala*, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
(1077VK2700)

10:15 a.m.
Method to extract names of geographical features from images of maps  A theoretical case study.
Sridevi Pudipeddi*, South Central College, North Mankato, MN
Ravi Chityala, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
(1077VK799)

10:30 a.m.
Recovery of Fourier Transforms Using Edge Information.
Alexander J Gutierrez*, Arizona State University
(1077VK2752)

10:45 a.m.
The Dynamic Programming Equation for a Deterministic Optimal Control Problem.
Jesus A. Pascal*, American University of Afghanistan
Betsi J. Tirado, American University of Afghanistan
(1077VK2290)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Some Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Application, II
Wellesley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jerry L. Bona, University of Illinois, Chicago Laihan Luo, New York Institute of Technology lluo@nyit.edu

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMSMAA Grad School Fair
Undergrads! Take this opportunity to meet representatives from mathematical science graduate programs.
Veteran's Auditorium, 2nd floor, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Sum of squares polynomials in optimization.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Rekha R. Thomas*, University of Washington
(1077A006)

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
The end of the inner model program: ultimate L or not ultimate L.
Room 207, Hynes
W. Hugh Woodin*, University of California
(1077032963)

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part B
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Salon CD, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part B
Preparing to serve as an outside consultant in the mathematical sciences.
Salon AB, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Kyle Riley, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Nancy Baxter Hastings, Dickinson College

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #14: Part B
Teaching introductory statistics.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Michael Posner, Villanova University
Carolyn Cuff, Westminster College

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Quantitative Literacy and Decision Making
Room 202, Hynes Organizers: Eric Gaze, Bowdoin College egaze@bowdoin.edu Cinnamon Hillyard, University of Washington, Bothell Semra KilicBahi, Colby Sawyer College

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Professional Development Committee Panel Discussion
Getting your textbook published.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
James Hamblin, Shippensburg University
Panelists:
Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
Sheldon Gordon, Farmingdale State College
Thomas W. Judson, Stephen F. Austin State University

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Incorporation of the mathematics of climate change and sustainability into our undergraduate courses.
Room 309, Hynes
Organizers:
Robert E. Megginson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Panelists:
Christopher Jones, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Thomas J. Pfaff, Ithaca College
Martin E. Walter, University of Colorado, Boulder
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on Assessment Panel Discussion
Using data from the registrar's office to better understand, plan, and change your undergraduate mathematics program.
Room 306, Hynes
Organizers:
Jack Bookman, Duke University
Panelists:
Mary Callahan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amy Cohen, Rutgers University
Bill Martin, North Dakota State University
Jack Bookman,

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
2nd Floor Corridor by Veterans Auditorium, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall D, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematicianNational contest.
Room 312, Hynes
Organizers:
Michael A. Breen, AMS
William T. Butterworth, DePaul University

Friday January 6, 2012, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Prikry Type Forcings and Singular Combinatorics.
Room 207, Hynes
Dima Sinapova*, University of California at Irvine
(107703159)

Friday January 6, 2012, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The Ribe program.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Assaf Naor*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(10775101)

Friday January 6, 2012, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Apollonian packings, fractal geometry, and dynamics on hyperbolic manifolds.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Hee Oh*, Brown University

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture III
Langlands program, trace formulas, and their geometrization, III.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Edward Frenkel*, University of California Berkeley
(10771412)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
AMS Current Events Bulletin
Room 200, Hynes Organizers: David Eisenbud, University of California Berkeley de@msri.org

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Mathematical Biology, II
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: David Chan, Virginia Commonwealth University dmchan@vcu.edu Rebecca Segal, Virginia Commonwealth University

1:00 p.m.
Biological dispersal strategies of Internet worms.
David E Hiebeler*, University of Maine
(1077921450)

1:30 p.m.
Modeling and Estimation in Gene Regulatory Networks.
Kam Dahlquist, Loyola Marymount University
Ben G Fitzpatrick*, Loyola Marymount University
(1077921751)

2:00 p.m.
Mathematical Model for Two Germline Stem Cells Competing for Niche Occupancy.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, College of William and Mary
(1077341251)

2:30 p.m.
A LowDimensional Model of the Innate Immune Response to Bacterial Infection.
Lester Caudill*, University of Richmond
(107792851)

3:00 p.m.
Using a Mathematical Model to Analyze the Treatment of a Wound Infection with Oxygen Therapy.
Richard Schugart*, Western Kentucky University
Tennesse Tucker Joyce, Western Kentucky University
(1077922701)

3:30 p.m.
Discussion

4:00 p.m.
Nanoparticle Deposition in the Human Nasal Passages.
Rebecca Segal*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1077921985)

4:30 p.m.
Mechanisms for multiple activity modes of midbrain DA neurons.
Andrew M. Oster*, Washington and Lee University
Philippe Faure, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Boris S. Gutkin, Group for Neural Theory, École Normale Supérieure, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
(107792918)

5:00 p.m.
Sensory Irritation Response in Rats: Recovery and DoseDependence.
Karen A Yokley*, Elon University
(1077921535)

5:30 p.m.
Development of a Quantitative Model Incorporating Key Events in a Hepatotoxic Mode of Action to Predict Tumor Incidence.
Nicholas S. Luke*, North Carolina A&T State University
Reeder Sams II, National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Michael J Devito, National Toxicology Program, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences
Rory B Conolly, Integrated Systems Toxicology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Hisham A. ElMasri, Integrated Systems Toxicology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(107792905)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems and Random Matrices, II
Room 107, Hynes Organizers: Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado adzham@unco.edu Kenichi Maruno, University of Texas, Pan American Virgil Pierce, University of Texas, Pan American

1:00 p.m.
Integrability of random growth models.
Alexei Borodin*, MIT, Caltech
(1077601100)

2:00 p.m.
Elliptic distributions on 3D Young diagrams, elliptic special functions and elliptic Painleve.
Dan Dumitru Betea*, Caltech, Pasadena CA
(1077601255)

2:30 p.m.
Discrete Hamiltonian structure of Schlesinger transformations.
Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado
Hidetaka Sakai, University of Tokyo
Tomoyuki Takenawa*, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
(1077391948)

3:00 p.m.
Degeneration scheme of 4dimensional Painlevé type equations.
Hiroshi Kawakami, University of Tokyo
Akane Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Hidetaka Sakai*, University of Tokyo
(1077331306)

4:00 p.m.
Combinatorics of matrix refactorizations and discrete integrable systems.
Anton Dzhamay*, University of Northern Colorado
(1077352867)

4:30 p.m.
Quantum pentagon equation, Hirota's discrete KP equation, and projective geometry over division rings.
Adam Doliwa*, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
(107737464)

5:00 p.m.
Discrete integrable systems of skew orthogonal polynomials.
Hiroshi Miki*, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Satoshi Tsujimoto, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
(107733969)

5:30 p.m.
Discrete integrable systems arising from motions of discrete curves in the Euclidean and Minkowski planes.
Kenichi Maruno*, The University of Texas  Pan American
Kenji Kajiwara, Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University
Junichi Inoguchi, Yamagata University
Yasuhiro Ohta, Department of Mathematics, Kobe University
BaoFeng Feng, The University of Texas  Pan American
(1077531491)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Calculus of Functors and Its Applications, II
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Brian Munson, Wellesley College Ismar Volic, Wellesley College ivolic@wellesley.edu

1:00 p.m.
Discussion

1:30 p.m.
Operads and modules in embedding calculus.
Gregory Arone*, University of Virginia
Victor Turchin, Kansas State University
(1077551662)

2:30 p.m.
Splitting in the rational homology and homotopy of the spaces of higher dimensional long embeddings.
Victor Turchin*, Kansas State University
Gregory Arone, University of Virginia
(107755886)

3:00 p.m.
Rational homotopy theory and spaces of smooth embeddings.
Pascal Lambrechts*, Université catholique de Louvain
(1077551654)

4:00 p.m.
Models for Taylor towers of functors.
Brenda Johnson*, Union College
Kristine Bauer, University of Calgary
Rosona Eldred, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Randy McCarthy, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077552097)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion

5:30 p.m.
Morava Etheory of the Goodwillie tower.
Mark J Behrens*, MIT
(1077551647)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Control Theory and Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations, III
Clarendon, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Shitao Liu, University of Helsinki shitao.liu@helsinki.fi Ting Zhou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Recent developments in inverse scattering.
Gang Bao*, Michigan State University and Zhejiang University
(1077352373)

1:30 p.m.
Do high frequencies contain information about low frequencies?
Laurent Demanet*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077862657)

2:00 p.m.
Transient wave imaging with limitedview data.
Vincent Jugnon*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Habib Ammari, Ecole Normale Superieure
Hyeonbae Kang, Inha University
Mark Asch, University of Picardy Jules Verne
Lili Guadarrama Bustos, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Paris
(107735744)

2:30 p.m.
Uniqueness for a hyperbolic inverse problem with angular control of the coefficients.
Rakesh Rakesh*, University of Delaware
(1077352410)

3:00 p.m.
Enhanced Nearcloak by FSH Lining.
Hongyu Liu*, University of North Carolina
(1077352582)

3:30 p.m.
Discussion

4:00 p.m.
Boundary Control Approach to Inverse Problems on Graphs.
Sergei Avdonin*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1077351501)

4:30 p.m.
Microlocal analysis of an ultrasound operator with circular source and receiver trajectories.
Venky P Krishnan*, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Centre for Applicable Mathematics
(1077351939)

5:00 p.m.
Lipschitz stability of an inverse problem for a Schrödinger type equation.
Lingyun Qiu*, Purdue University
Elena Beretta, Sapienza di Roma
Maarten de Hoop, Purdue University
(107735925)

5:30 p.m.
Boundary control of a beam equation with nonmonotone boundary conditions.
Irena Lasiecka, University of Virginia
Rich Marchand, U.S. Air Force Academy/Slippery Rock University
Tim McDevitt*, Elizabethtown College
(1077932106)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Algebraic Geometry and Galois Theory (in memory of Jerald Kovacic), III
Room 103, Hynes Organizers: Phyllis Joan Cassidy, Smith College and the City University of New York Richard Churchill, Hunter College and Graduate Center at CUNY Claude Mitschi, Université de Strasbourg, France Michael Singer, North Carolina State University singer@math.ncsu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Constructive approaches to Kovacic's reduced forms of linear differential systems.
Ainhoa AparicioMonforte, RISC, Linz (Austria)
Elie Compoint, Université de Lille (France)
JacquesArthur Weil*, XLIM, CNRS and Université de Limoges (France)
(107734831)

1:30 p.m.
Generic Differential Galois Extensions.
Lourdes Juan*, Texas Tech University
(1077132280)

2:00 p.m.
Model theory and differential algebraic geometry.
David Marker*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(107703507)

2:30 p.m.
Some new techniques in differential algebraic geometry from model theory.
Rahim N Moosa*, University of Waterloo
(1077032035)

3:00 p.m.
Prolongations and differentially closed fields.
Omar Leon Sanchez*, University of Waterloo. Ontario, Canada.
(107714792)

3:30 p.m.
Tannakian formalism over fields with operators.
Moshe Kamensky*, University of NotreDame
(1077201339)

4:00 p.m.
Linear Equations in Valued DFields.
Meghan Anderson*, Harvard University
(1077031464)

4:30 p.m.
Differential algebraic groups as superstable groups.
James Freitag*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(107713730)

5:00 p.m.
Representations of reductive differential algebraic groups.
Andrey Minchenko*, University of Western Ontario
Alexey Ovchinnikov, CUNY Queens College
(1077201473)

5:30 p.m.
Differential Modules over a Differential Ring.
Andy R Magid*, University of Oklahoma
(107713537)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, III
Room 204, Hynes Organizers: Ira Gessel, Brandeis University Alexander Postnikov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Richard Stanley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology rstan@math.mit.edu

1:00 p.m.
Dismal Arithmetic.
David Applegate, AT&T Shannon Labs
Marc LeBrun, Fixpoint Inc.
Neil J. A. Sloane*, AT&T Shannon Labs
(107711104)

1:30 p.m.
Rational Catalan Combinatorics.
Drew Armstrong*, University of Miami
(1077051897)

2:00 p.m.
Chromatic quasisymmetric functions and Hessenberg varieties.
John Shareshian, Washington University
Michelle L Wachs*, University of Miami
(1077052254)

2:30 p.m.
Recent progress on the Shuffle Conjecture: Macdonald Polynomials and Parking Functions.
Adriano M. Garsia*, University of California San Diego
(1077051178)

3:00 p.m.
Vanishing Integrals for HallLittlewood Polynomials.
Vidya Venkateswaran*, California Institute of Technology
(107705372)

3:30 p.m.
$W$cells from scratch.
John R Stembridge*, University of Michigan
(107705838)

4:00 p.m.
The shape of a random affine Weyl group element, and random core partitions.
Thomas Lam*, University of Michigan
(107705706)

4:30 p.m.
Torus actions, multipartitions, and crystals.
Steven V Sam*, MIT
Peter Tingley, MIT
(107705320)

5:00 p.m.
A curious relation between two Markov chains.
Tomohiro Sasamoto, Chiba University
Lauren K Williams*, University of California, Berkeley
(1077051599)

5:30 p.m.
The $1/k$  Eulerian Polynomials.
Carla D. Savage*, North Carolina State University
Gopal Viswanathan, North Carolina State University
(1077051956)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractional, Hybrid, and Stochastic Dynamical Systems with Applications
Dartmouth, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: John Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Gangaram S. Ladde, University of South Florida, Tampa Aghala S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Vatsala@louisiana.edu

1:00 p.m.
Existence of solutions for fractional differential equations with antiperiodic boundary conditions.
Mouffak Benchohra, Universite de Sidi BelAbbes
Naima Hamidi, Universite de Sidi BelAbbes
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
(10773454)

1:30 p.m.
Positive solutions for a class of higher order boundary value problems with fractional qderivatives.
John R. Graef*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Lingju Kong, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(107734239)

2:00 p.m.
Fractional Inequalities Revisited.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(107726359)

2:30 p.m.
Fractional Differential Equations with Periodic Boundary Conditions. Generalized Monotone Method and Conditions for Uniqueness.
J Diego Ramirez*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Aghalaya S Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(107734578)

3:00 p.m.
Diffusions switched by Markov chains.
Andrzej Korzeniowski*, The University of Texas at Arlington
(1077601064)

3:30 p.m.
Generalized Quasilinearization Method for Nonlinear RiemannLiouville Fractional Differential Equations.
Zachary Denton*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Aghalaya Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1077341132)

4:00 p.m.
Stability of stochastic twoscale network delayed SIR epidemic dynamic model with temporary immunity period.
Divine T Wanduku*, University of South Florida
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida
(1077601376)

4:30 p.m.
On Higher Order Stochastic differential equations.
JeanClaude Pedjeu*, University of South Florida
G. S. Ladde, University of South Florida
(1077601872)

5:00 p.m.
Existence of multiple solutions for a class of fractional boundary value problems.
Lingju Kong*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(1077341873)

5:30 p.m.
Generalized Monotone Method and Gauss Seidel Method for Caputo and Riemann Liouville Fractional Differential Systems.
Aghalaya S Vatsala*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Donna Stutson, Xavior University of New Orleans
(1077341038)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory, III
Provincetown, 4th Floor, Marriott Organizers: Tim Cochran, Rice University cochran@rice.edu Shelly Harvey, Rice University

1:00 p.m.
Projective Representations of the Mapping Class Group coming from the Extended TQFT underlying the Kauffman Bracket.
Charles Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Michael Fitzpatrick, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, The National Science Foundation
(107757185)

1:30 p.m.
Knot concordance and homology cobordism.
Tim D Cochran, Rice University
Bridget D Franklin, Rice University
Matthew Hedden, Michigan State University
Peter D Horn*, Columbia University
(107757994)

2:00 p.m.
On the equivalence of Legendrian and transverse knot invariants in Heegaard Floer homology.
John A. Baldwin, Princeton University
David Shea VelaVick*, Columbia University
Vera Vertesi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(107757622)

2:30 p.m.
Obstructing concordance of related satellite operations.
Bridget D Franklin*, Rice University
(1077571245)

3:00 p.m.
Grid diagrams and the spectral sequence from Khovanov to Heegaard Floer homology.
John A Baldwin*, Princeton University
(1077572413)

3:30 p.m.
Nontriviality of knots arising from iterated infection without the use of the TristramLevine signature.
Christoper William Davis*, Rice University
(1077571089)

4:00 p.m.
Topologically slice knots with small fundamental group.
Prudence Heck*, Rice University
Tim Cochran, Rice University
(1077572089)

4:30 p.m.
Classifying primitive/Seifert knots.
John Berge, Madison, WI
Brandy Guntel*, UT Austin
Sungmo Kang, McGill University
(1077571421)

5:00 p.m.
Categorification of the JonesWenzl projectors and applications.
Benjamin Cooper, University of Virginia
Slava Krushkal*, University of Virginia
(1077571627)

5:30 p.m.
Properties of the head and tail of the colored Jones polynomial.
Oliver Dasbach*, Louisiana State University
Cody Armond, Louisiana State University
(1077572110)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Linear Algebraic Groups: Their Arithmetic, Geometry, and Representations, III
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: R. Skip Garibaldi, Emory University George McNinch, Tufts University mcninchg@member.ams.org

1:00 p.m.
Extended Quotients and KazhdanLusztig Parameters.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State University
(107722653)

1:30 p.m.
Unexpected twists in positive depth Lpackets.
Stephen DeBacker*, University of Michigan
Loren Spice, Texas Christian University
(1077222884)

2:00 p.m.
The BelkaleKumar cup product.
Sam Evens*, University of Notre Dame
(1077171471)

2:30 p.m.
Representation Theory of semisimple Lie algebras in positive characteristic.
Ivan Mirkovic*, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst
(1077221738)

3:00 p.m.
Regular nilpotent Hessenberg varieties.
Julianna S Tymoczko*, Smith College
(1077142792)

3:30 p.m.
Special nilpotent orbits and modular Lie algebra representations.
James E. Humphreys*, U. Massachusetts, Amherst
(107717453)

4:00 p.m.
GGalois algebras and a Hasse principle.
Parimala Raman*, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
Eva BayerFluckiger, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
(1077202439)

4:30 p.m.
On the conjecture of Borel and Tits for abstract homomorphisms of algebraic groups.
Igor A. Rapinchuk*, Yale University
(107720218)

5:00 p.m.
Degree formula for the Euler characteristic.
Olivier Haution*, University of Nottingham
(107714747)

5:30 p.m.
The $J$invariant and Tits indices for groups of type $E_6$.
Caroline Junkins*, University of Ottawa
(1077141010)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Constitution Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: William Barker, Bowdoin College William McCallum, University of Arizona Bonnie Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu

1:00 p.m.
Addressing the transition to college mathematics.
David M. Bressoud*, Macalester College
(1077971008)

1:30 p.m.
Preparing twelfthgraders for college mathematics.
Cathy L Seeley*, Charles A. Dana Center, The University of Texas at Austin
(1077971488)

2:00 p.m.
Listening to Students About the Transition from High School to College.
William G McCallum*, University of Arizona
Guadalupe LozanoTeran, The University of Arizona
(1077972939)

2:30 p.m.
Factors Influencing Success in College Calculus.
Philip M. Sadler*, HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics
(1077972944)

3:00 p.m.
Placement in College Mathematics.
Bernard L Madison*, University of Arkansas
(107797652)

3:30 p.m.
Being CRAFTY in the Transition to College Mathematics.
Daniel T Kaplan*, Macalester College
(1077972056)

4:00 p.m.
The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Community Learning Model.
Carlos W. CastilloGarsow, Kansas State University
Carlos CastilloChavez*, Arizona State University
Sherry Woodley, Math, Comp and Mod Sciences Center, Arizona State University
(1077972875)

4:30 p.m.
Pictures of Personal Change and View of Change Needed to Enhance Transition to College Mathematics.
Brian J. Winkel*, United States Military Academy, West Point
(107797753)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion: Panel on the {\em Issues of the Transition to College Mathematics} moderated by David Bressoud.

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Nonlinear Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 300, Hynes Organizers: Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Ohio State University bkeyfitz@math.ohiostate.edu Charis Tsikkou, Ohio State University

1:00 p.m.
Selfsimilar solutions for the diffraction of weak shocks.
Allen M. Tesdall*, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
John K. Hunter, University of California, Davis
(1077351177)

1:30 p.m.
On 2D viscous Boussinesq system on a bounded domain.
Ronghua Pan*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1077352375)

2:00 p.m.
A semihyperbolic region for the pressure gradient system.
Kyungwoo Song*, Yeshiva University and Kyung Hee University
Yuxi Zheng, Yeshiva University
(1077352678)

2:30 p.m.
Conservation laws with prescribed eigencurves.
Helge Kristian Jenssen, Penn State University
Irina A Kogan*, North Carolina State University
(107735204)

3:00 p.m.
Some exact solutions to nonlinear hyperbolic PDE.
Robin Young*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(107735632)

3:30 p.m.
Shock Wave Stability for Conservation Laws with Physical Viscosities.
TaiPing Liu, Academia Sinica and Stanford University
Yanni Zeng*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1077351040)

4:00 p.m.
Global dynamics of a diffuse interface model for solid tumor growth.
John Lowengrub, University of CaliforniaIrvine
Edriss S. Titi, University of CaliforniaIrvine and the Weizmann Institute of Science
Kun Zhao*, University of Iowa
(107735228)

4:30 p.m.
Vegetative Pattern Formation Model Systems: Comparison of Turing Diffusive and Differential Flow Instabilities.
Bonni J Kealy*, Washington State University
David J Wollkind, Washington State University
(107735244)

5:00 p.m.
A new result in blowup for longwave unstable thin film equations.
Marina Chugunova, University of Toronto
Mary C. Pugh*, University of Toronto
Roman Taranets, University of Nottingham
(1077352217)

5:30 p.m.
Structure of solutions near sonic line for pressure gradient equation.
T. Zhang*, Penn State University
Y. Zheng, Yeshiva University
(1077352520)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part B
Problembased courses for teachers, future teachers, and math majors.
Salon AB, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Darryl Yong, Harvey Mudd College
Bowen Kerins, Education Development Center
James King, University of Washington

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Progress in Free Analysis, III
Room 108, Hynes Organizers: J. William Helton, University of California, San Diego Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa paulmuhly@uiowa.edu

1:00 p.m.
Non commutative Hardy operator algebras.
Paul S Muhly, University of Iowa
Baruch Solel*, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
(107747883)

1:30 p.m.
CuntzPimsner algebras for subproduct systems.
Ami Viselter*, University of Alberta
(107746499)

2:00 p.m.
A survey of topological free entropy dimension.
Don Hadwin*, University of New Hampshire
Qihui Li, East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai)
Weihua Li, Columbia College (Chicago)
Junhao Shen, University of New Hampshire
(107746701)

2:30 p.m.
Representation formulas for Hardy space functions through the Cuntz relations and new interpolation problems.
Daniel Aron Alpay*, BenGurion University
Palle Jorgensen, University of Iowa
Izchak Lewkowicz, Department of electrical engineering. BenGurion University
Itzik Marziano, BenGurion University
(1077471575)

3:00 p.m.
Characteristic functions of row contractions: unitary equivalence and coincidence.
Vladimir Bolotnikov*, The College of William and Mary
Joseph A Ball, Virginia Tech
(1077471968)

3:30 p.m.
Essential normality of polynomialgenerated submodules.
Quanlei Fang*, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Jingbo Xia, SUNYBuffalo
(107747486)

4:00 p.m.
Extensions of Hilbert Modules over Operator Tensor Algebras.
Andrew K Greene*, University of Iowa
(1077462437)

4:30 p.m.
Second Order Even and $R$diagonal Operators.
James A Mingo*, Queen's University at Kingston
Octavio Arizmendi, Universität des Saarlandes
(1077461856)

5:00 p.m.
Realization and interpolation theory for generalized Schur classes.
Joseph A. Ball*, Virginia Tech
(107747200)

5:30 p.m.
Analytic Functions from Tensors.
Paul S. Muhly*, University of Iowa
Baruch Solel, Technion
(1077461704)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Radon Transforms and Geometric Analysis (in honor of Sigurdur Helgason's 85th birthday), II
Room 104, Hynes Organizers: Jens Christensen, University of Maryland Fulton Gonzalez, Tufts University Todd Quinto, Tufts University todd.quinto@tufts.edu

1:00 p.m.
AbelRadon transform and CR functions.
Mark Agranovsky*, BarIlan University
(107732672)

1:30 p.m.
Mean value theorems on symmetric spaces.
Francois Rouviere*, Universite de Nice, France
(1077221590)

2:00 p.m.
The $cos^{\lambda}$transform and intertwining operators for $SL(n,\mathbb{F})$.
Gestur Olafsson*, Louisiana State University
Angela Pasquale, University of Metz
(1077431085)

3:00 p.m.
Twisted Poisson integrals on bounded symmetric domains.
Adam Koranyi*, H. H. Lehman College, CUNY
(107722874)

3:30 p.m.
Radon transformation on reductive symmetric spaces: support theorems.
Job J. Kuit*, University of Copenhagen
(107744456)

4:00 p.m.
Range of the Double Fibration Transform (joint work with Michael Eastwood).
Joseph A. Wolf*, University of California at Berkeley
(107722331)

5:00 p.m.
The bounded hypergeometric functions associated with root systems.
E. K. Narayanan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Angela Pasquale*, Universite Paul Verlaine  Metz, France
Sanjoy Pusti, University of Luxembourg
(107733684)

5:30 p.m.
PaleyWiener Theorems on $R^n$ with respect to the spectral parameter.
Susanna Dann*, University of Missouri
Gestur Olafsson, Louisiana State University
(1077432720)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Rational Points on Varieties, III
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jennifer Balakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bjorn Poonen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bianca Viray, Brown University bviray@math.brown.edu Kirsten Wickelgren, Harvard University

1:00 p.m.
Homotopy Obstructions to Rational Points  I.
Tomer M. Schlank*, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yonatan Harpaz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(1077141374)

1:30 p.m.
Homotopy Obstructions to Rational Points  II.
Yonatan Harpaz*, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tomer M. Schlank, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(1077141375)

2:00 p.m.
Rational points and $\mathbb{A}^1$homotopy theory.
Aravind Asok, University of Southern California
Christian Haesemeyer*, UCLA
(1077141226)

2:30 p.m.
A padic criterion for good reduction of curves over a padic field.
Adrian Iovita*, Concordia University, Montreal and Padova University, Italy
(1077141616)

3:00 p.m.
The birational padic section conjecture revisited.
Florian Pop*, University of Pennsylvania
(1077082022)

3:30 p.m.
CohenLenstra heuristics and Random Dieudonné Modules.
David Michael ZureickBrown*, Emory University
Jordan Ellenberg, University of WisconsinMadison
Bryden Cais, The University of Arizona
(1077112088)

4:00 p.m.
Euclidean quadratic forms and ADC forms.
Pete L. Clark*, University of Georgia
(1077112451)

4:30 p.m.
Imaginary quadratic class numbers and Sha for congruent number curves.
Nils Bruin*, Simon Fraser University
(1077112012)

5:00 p.m.
Diophantine Equations With Two Separated Variables.
Benjamin L Weiss*, Technion
(107712128)

5:30 p.m.
Extensions of a Kim and Roush Result to Algebraic Fields.
Alexandra Shlapentokh*, East Carolina University
(1077111325)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Graph Theory, II
Room 102, Hynes Organizers: Ralucca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School rgera@nps.edu

1:00 p.m.
Uniquely $K_r$saturated graphs.
Stephen G Hartke, University of NebraskaLincoln
Derrick Stolee*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1077051584)

1:30 p.m.
On Locating Sets in Graphs.
Bryan A Phinezy*, Western Michigan University
(107705767)

2:00 p.m.
Counting Kempeequivalence classes for 3edgecolored cubic graphs.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, University of MassachusettsAmherst and Smith College
Ruth Haas, Smith College
(107705587)

2:30 p.m.
Discussion.

3:00 p.m.
Prime Distance Graphs.
Joshua D Laison*, Willamette University
Colin Starr, Willamette University
Andrea Walker, Sandia National Laboratory
(107705124)

3:30 p.m.
Clawfreeness of powers of graphs.
Patrick Bahls*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Nicole A. Gin, Spring Arbor University
(10770545)

4:00 p.m.
Parity Balanced Bipartite Graphs.
Guven Yuceturk*, University of West Georgia
Dean G. Hoffman, Auburn University
(1077052648)

4:30 p.m.
Cancellation for the direct product of digraphs.
Richard H Hammack*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(107705122)

5:00 p.m.
Rainbow Matchings and the ErdosKoRado Theorem.
David M Howard*, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
Ron Aharoni, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
(1077052297)

5:30 p.m.
Total Detection Numbers of Graphs.
Henry Escuadro*, Juniata College
Futaba FujieOkamoto, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1077052084)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, II
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology Jacqueline Jensen, Sam Houston State University Darren A Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu

1:00 p.m.
Global coordinate systems on manifolds lacking continuously moving bases.
Eileen R Martin*, University of Texas at Austin
Ryan Hotovy, Texas A&M University
Daniel Freeman, University of Texas at Austin
(10775889)

1:30 p.m.
Optimization of P. falciparum gametocyte sex ratios via competitive and noncompetitive strategies: the evolutionary implications.
Ha T Nguyen*, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Ryan A Warrier, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Miranda I. TebohEwungkem, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Thomas Yuster, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
(107791574)

2:00 p.m.
Isoperimetry in the Plane with Density $e^r$.
Luis A. Sordo Vieira*, Wayne State University
Niralee K. Shah, Williams College
Miguel Fernandez, Truman State University
Ping Ngai Chung, MIT
(1077531109)

2:30 p.m.
Oregon Blackberry Invasion Analyzed by Spatial Stochastic Modeling.
Heather Johnston*, Western Oregon University
May Boggess, Texas A&M University
Jay Walton, Texas A&M University
(107792585)

3:00 p.m.
Bounds for the Minimum SemiDefinite Rank of Circulant Graphs.
Chennah Heroor*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Troy Klingler, Central Michigan University
Anthony Pochini, Central Michigan University
Gretchen Schillemat, Brigham Young University
(107715109)

3:30 p.m.
A complete characterization of optimal vertex rankings of paths, cycles, and joins of graphs.
Maxwell Bileschi*, University of Buffalo
Meridangela Gutierrez Jhong, Rochester Institute of Technology
(107705192)

4:00 p.m.
Generating Dynamic Adjustable Weighted Social Networks.
Nakisa Nassersharif*, Syracuse University
Megan Sinton, Bucknell University
(107791194)

4:30 p.m.
Representations of Graphs modulo $N$.
Ryan Held*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lauren Stemler, St. Lawrence University
(107705193)

5:00 p.m.
On Some Multicolor Ramsey Numbers Involving $K_{3}+e$ and $K_{4}e$.
Daniel S. Shetler, Whitworth University
Michael Wurtz*, Northwestern University
(107705191)

5:30 p.m.
Rank numbers of rook's graphs.
Korinne Dobosh*, Montclair State University
Samuel Kennedy, Rochester Institute of Technology
(107705190)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Semidefinite Optimization and Nonnegative Polynomials
Room 312, Hynes Organizers: Rekha Thomas, University of Washington rrthomas@u.washington.edu Greg Blekherman, Georgia Tech

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Some Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Application, III
Wellesley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jerry L. Bona, University of Illinois, Chicago Laihan Luo, New York Institute of Technology lluo@nyit.edu

1:00 p.m.
Dispersive Quantization  the Talbot Effect.
Peter J. Olver*, University of Minnesota
(107735605)

1:30 p.m.
On the existence of stationary solutions for some nonFredholm integrodifferential equations.
Vitali G Vougalter*, University of Cape Town
(1077352063)

2:00 p.m.
Water Waves with Discontinuous Vorticity.
Walter A. Strauss*, Brown University
(1077761172)

2:30 p.m.
On a PDE system that governs the boundary layers system for complex fluids.
Xiaojun Wang*, Virginia Tech
Michael Renardy, Virginia Tech
(1077761557)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion moderated by Diane Henderson

3:30 p.m.
Some Integrodifferential Equations Describing Nonlinear Evolution of Instability Waves on Shear Flows.
Xuesong Wu*, Tianjin University, China & Imperial College London, UK
(1077762301)

4:00 p.m.
Inverse energy cascade and selforganization in 2D turbulent channel flow.
Wanping Li*, School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, PR China
Shuangxi Guo, School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, PR China
(107776683)

4:30 p.m.
Evolution of elastic thin films with curvature regularization via minimizing movements.
Paolo Piovano*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1077351747)

5:00 p.m.
Well Known Equations and Not Well Known Behavior of Solutions.
Laihan Luo*, New York Institute of Technology
(107735463)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part B
Study the masters: Using primary historical sources in mathematics teaching.
Salon CD, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Daniel Otero, Xavier University
David Pengelley, New Mexico State University

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part B
Teaching differential equations with modeling.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Michael Huber, Muhlenberg College
Dan Flath, Macalester College
Tom LoFaro, Gustavus Adolphus College

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Uniformly and Partially Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, II
Fairfield, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Todd Fisher, Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University

1:00 p.m.
Partial Hyperbolicity in the Hamiltonian and geometrical context.
Enrique Pujals*, IMPA
(107737764)

2:00 p.m.
Ergodicity of the Weil Petersson geodesic flow.
Keith Burns*, Northwestern University
Howard Masur, University of Chicago
Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern University
(1077372115)

2:30 p.m.
Isotopy class for orbits of skewed $\mathbb{R}$covered Anosov flows.
Thomas Barthelmé*, IRMA, université de Strasbourg
(1077371352)

3:00 p.m.
Partially hyperbolic actions on nilmanifolds.
Danijela Damjanovic*, Rice University
(107737937)

3:30 p.m.
Mixing rates for flows.
Michael Field*, University of Houston
(1077371444)

4:00 p.m.
Billiards under small twists.
HongKun Zhang*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
(107737438)

4:30 p.m.
A note on dynamical BorelCantelli lemmas for nonuniformly hyperbolic dynamical systems.
Nicolai Haydn, University of Southern California
Matthew Nicol*, University of Houston
Tomas Persson, Lunds Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
Sandro Vaienti, CPT, Luminy, France
(1077371419)

5:00 p.m.
Essential coexistence of completely hyperbolic and completely nonhyperbolic behavior.
Yakov B. Pesin*, Penn State University
(107737540)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on the Mathematics of Computation: Algebra and Number Theory, II
Room 109, Hynes Organizers: JeanMarc Couveignes, Université de Toulouse Michael J. Mossinghoff, Davidson College Igor E. Shparlinski, Macquarie University, Australia igor@ics.mq.edu.au

1:00 p.m.
Counting decompositions of additive polynomials.
Mark Giesbrecht*, University of Waterloo
Joachim von zur Gathen, BIT, Universität Bonn
(107711939)

1:30 p.m.
Finding a polynomial multiple that is sparse.
Daniel S Roche*, United States Naval Academy
(107768906)

2:00 p.m.
An algorithm for recovering zeroes of multivariate polynomials over a prime finite field.
Jaime Gutierrez*, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
(107711542)

2:30 p.m.
Nonabelian CohenLenstra Heuristics.
Nigel Boston*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(107711188)

3:00 p.m.
Families of marked elliptic curves, with some applications.
Noam D. Elkies*, Harvard Univ.
(1077112569)

3:30 p.m.
An irrationality measure for Mahler numbers.
Michael Coons*, University of Waterloo and Fields Institute
(107711598)

4:00 p.m.
Identifying supersingular elliptic curves.
Andrew V. Sutherland*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(107711377)

4:30 p.m.
Evaluating Igusa functions.
Reinier Broker*, Brown University
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
(107711961)

5:30 p.m.
Positivedefinite quadratic forms representing all odd, positive integers.
Jeremy Rouse*, Wake Forest University
(107711116)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, VI
Room 111, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
On the Distribution of Arithmetic Sequences in the $3x+1$ Graph.
Keenan Monks, Harvard
Ken G. Monks*, University of Scranton
Ken M. Monks, Colorado State University
Maria Monks, UC Berkeley
(1077051804)

1:15 p.m.
Counting Binary Normal Networks.
Devin R Bickner*, Iowa State University
(1077051719)

1:30 p.m.
Improving the Computational Efficiency of the BlitzsteinDiaconis algorithm for Generating Graphs of Prescribed Degree.
Elizabeth Moseman*, NIST
(1077051694)

1:45 p.m.
Combinatorial Interpretations of Quantum Elementary Characters.
Brittany C Shelton*, Lehigh University
Mark Skandera, Lehigh University
(1077051664)

2:00 p.m.
Some planar Hall completable graphs.
Sibel Ozkan, Istanbul, Turkey
Erik E Westlund*, Kennesaw State University
(1077051594)

2:15 p.m.
The $k$FixedEndpoint Path Partition Problem.
Breeanne Baker*, Lehigh University
Garth Isaak, Lehigh University
(1077051568)

2:30 p.m.
Mod $(2p+1)$orientations in graphs.
Yanting Liang*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1077051761)

2:45 p.m.
On quasisymmetric designs with intersection difference three.
V. C. Mavron, Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK
T. P. McDonough, Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK
M. S. Shrikhande*, Central Michigan University
(1077051852)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
Split digraphs.
M Drew LaMar*, College of William and Mary
(1077051853)

3:30 p.m.
Maximum packings of complete graphs with stars.
Dan Roberts*, Auburn University
(1077051457)

3:45 p.m.
Generalizations of Baranyai's Theorem and Embedding Factorizations.
Amin Bahmanian*, Auburn University
(1077051369)

4:00 p.m.
Break.

4:15 p.m.
Partial Permutations Avoiding Pairs of Patterns.
Noah Arbesfeld*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077051300)

4:30 p.m.
Quotients of subgroup lattices of finite abelian pgroups.
Marina Dombrovskaya*, Washington University in St. Louis
(1077051252)

4:45 p.m.
Break.

5:00 p.m.
A hypergraph version of a graph packing theorem by Bollobás and Eldridge.
Peter Hamburger, Western Kentucky University
Alexandr V. Kostochka, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Christopher Stocker*, Western Kentucky University
(1077051945)

5:15 p.m.
A bijective factorization of modified Macdonald polynomials.
Nicholas A Loehr, Virginia Tech
Elizabeth M Niese*, Marshall University
(1077051513)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Computer Science, Information, Control Theory, and Economics, II
Room 303, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Numerical Experiments on New RelaxationType Algorithms for LPs.
Jesus A. De Loera, University of California, Davis
Amitabh Basu, University of California, Davis
Mark Junod*, University of California, Davis
(1077901809)

1:15 p.m.
Modeling Special Ordered Set Restrictions and Other Disjunctions using Base2 Expansions.
Warren P Adams, Clemson University
Frank M Muldoon*, Clemson University
(1077901418)

1:30 p.m.
Computational Manifold Equilibrium in Dynamical Economic Models.
Zhengyuan Gao*, University of Amsterdam
(107791297)

1:45 p.m.
A Minimax Distribution Free Approach: Joint Vendor and Buyer Model.
Ajanta Roy*, University of South Carolina, Salk, SC 29488
(1077912528)

2:00 p.m.
Break.

2:15 p.m.
Identification of Systems with Structural Uncertainties using Binary Sensors.
Shaobai Kan*, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
(1077931291)

2:30 p.m.
An Innovative Approach to Limiting Availibility Using Extended SemiMarkov Processes.
Liang Hong*, Bradley University
Jyotirmoy Sarkar, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Bruno Bieth, Modeling and Simulation, Novartis Pharma AG
(10779016)

2:45 p.m.
Break.

3:00 p.m.
Strategic market games with random endowments.
Barbara A Bennie*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1077912382)

3:15 p.m.
(Me) vs (Them) with the Help of Mr. Lincoln.
Allan M. Cordish*, Bethel, Ohio
(107791358)

3:30 p.m.
Growth of onedimensional cellular automata.
Eric Rowland*, LaCIM, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Charles Brummitt, University of California Davis
(107768130)

3:45 p.m.
Turing Machines and Quantum Computation: Building a Quantum Brain.
Julia T Upton*, Husson University
(107768127)

4:00 p.m.
Strategies to Deploy Temporary Ambulatory Medical Services in Response of a Catastrophic Event.
Ahlam E.H. Tannouri*, Morgan State University
Sam F. Tannouri, Computer Science Department/ Morgan State University
Belinda Kauffman, University of Maryland School of Medecine
(1077902907)

4:15 p.m.
Communicationefficient 2round group key establishment from pairings.
K N Neupane*, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
R Steinwandt, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
(1077941635)

4:30 p.m.
Controllability of nonlocal semilinear boundary delay control systems.
Nutan Kumar Tomar*, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihar,India
Suman Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihar,India
(1077932344)

4:45 p.m.
Codes from incidence matrices and line graphs of generalized Paley graphs.
Pani Seneviratne*, American University of Sharjah
(107794543)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Developmental Mathematics Education: Helping UnderPrepared Students Transition to CollegeLevel Mathematics
Room 310, Hynes Organizers: Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University kjpres@ship.edu J. Winston Crawley, Shippensburg University

1:00 p.m.
Modularized Math Remediation: Implementation and data.
Aaron Wong*, Nevada State College
(1077C5641)

1:20 p.m.
Designing Developmental Mathematics for Student Success.
Alvina J. Atkinson*, Georgia Gwinnett College
Barry D. Biddlecomb, Georgia Gwinnett College
D. Natasha Brewley, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1077C5202)

1:40 p.m.
Streamlining Basic Algebra Instruction.
James R. Henderson*, University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
(1077C5163)

2:00 p.m.
Factors Related to Using Algebraic Variables to Represent Quantitative Relationships.
Susan S Gray, University of New England
Barbara J Loud, Regis College
Carole P Sokolowski*, Merrimack College
(1077C5121)

2:20 p.m.
Meeting the Needs of UnderPrepared Students.
Sarah Hutcheson Jahn*, Concordia University, St. Paul
Robert J. Krueger, Concordia University, St. Paul
(1077C51367)

2:40 p.m.
What Csn We Do For Amanda?
Jesse W Byrne*, University of Central Oklahoma
Charlotte K Simmons, University of Central Oklahoma
(1077C51411)

3:00 p.m.
Developmental Mathematics: Try, Try, and Try Again.
Sarah V. Cook*, Washburn University
(1077C52583)

3:20 p.m.
Energize: Strategies to Keep Students Going and Going.
Carla Rudder*, Zayed University Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
(1077C51527)

3:40 p.m.
An Integrated Media Approach to Developmental Mathematics Instruction.
Jan O. Case*, Jacksonville State University
Jessica Bentley, Jacksonville State University
(1077C51909)

4:00 p.m.
An evaluation of the success of students who transition from a developmental Math Workshop into College Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus I.
Jessica Deshler*, West Virginia University
Edgar Fuller, West Virginia University
Betsy Kuhn, West Virginia University
Doug Squire, West Virginia University
Vicki Sealey, West Virginia University
(1077C52673)

4:20 p.m.
Digital Learning Materials: Analysis of student early preparation in College Algebra.
Karoline Auby*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
James Sobota, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
Maighread McHugh, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1077C51958)

4:40 p.m.
Creating Pathways to Math Success at a Liberal Arts College.
Maria Belk*, Bard College
Lauren Rose, Bard College
(1077C52834)

5:00 p.m.
Trying to Bridge the Gap: Outcomes and Implications of a Remedial Mathematics Intervention Program.
Karen G Santoro*, Central Connecticut State University
(1077C52068)

5:20 p.m.
The use of Pop Culture and Competition to Enhance Learning Mathematics (Survivor Math).
Robert E. Burks*, Department of Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
(1077C550)

5:40 p.m.
Can Peer Coaches Improve Student Success in Developmental Mathematics Courses?
Leonid Khazanov*, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
Fred Peskoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
(1077C5630)

6:00 p.m.
Experiences in Designing and Teaching Statway.
Mary R Parker*, Austin Community College
(1077C52570)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory and Generalizations
Room 308, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
On subgroups of the Dixmier group and CalogeroMoser spaces.
Alimjon K Eshmatov*, University of Arizona, Tucson
(1077202938)

1:15 p.m.
Symmetry of Endomorphism Algebras  preliminary report.
Adam Anthony Allan*, St. Louis University
(1077202820)

1:30 p.m.
The probability that two elements commute in groups with small centers.
Thomas Langley*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1077202585)

1:45 p.m.
Towers of $IA$automorphisms.
Margaret H Dean, The City University of New YorkBMCC
Stephen Majewicz, The City University of New YorkKCC
Marcos Zyman*, The City University of New YorkBMCC
(1077202573)

2:00 p.m.
Relating the structure of a group to the moduletheoretic properties of the group von Neumann algebra over the complex group ring.
Wade Mattox*, Virginia Tech
(1077202491)

2:15 p.m.
Recent results on CayleyDickson loops.
Jenya Kirshtein*, University of Denver
(1077202154)

2:30 p.m.
Monoids Defined by Second Order Recurrence Relations.
Trey Brock*, University of Central Missouri
Nicholas R Baeth, University of Central Missouri
(1077202054)

2:45 p.m.
Schur $\sigma$groups of small prime power order.
Michael R Bush*, Smith College
(1077201783)

3:00 p.m.
Hyperbolic hydra.
Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Will Dison, Bank of England
Tim Riley*, Cornell
(1077201684)

3:15 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
Abelian groups with partial decomposition bases.
Carol Jacoby, Jacoby Consulting
Katrin Leistner, University of DuisburgEsen, Germany
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
Lutz Struengmann, University of DuisburgEssen, Germany
(1077201108)

3:45 p.m.
Bounds and Asymptotics for Various Properties of Numerical Semigroups.
Lynnelle L Ye*, Stanford University
(1077201054)

4:00 p.m.
Zerodivisor graphs with seven vertices.
Xinyun Zhu*, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(107720638)

4:15 p.m.
DirichletFord Domains and Arithmetic Reflection Groups.
Grant S Lakeland*, University of Texas at Austin
(107720446)

4:30 p.m.
The nonabelian tensor square of nilpotent product of cyclic groups.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(107720344)

4:45 p.m.
Using the $p$Group Generation Algorithm to Generate Extensions of $D_4$ by $C_2\times C_2\times C_{2^{n5}}$.
Aliza A. Steurer*, Dominican University
(1077201605)

5:00 p.m.
On Conditions Relating to Nonsolvability.
Michael J. J. Barry*, Allegheny College
(1077201613)

5:15 p.m.
Finite Groups with all Subgroups not Contained in the Frattini Subgroup Permutable.
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(107720266)

5:30 p.m.
A new distinguished form for $3$braids and its applications to the $\sigma$order on $B_3$.
Emille Davie Lawrence*, University of San Francisco
(107720259)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Statistics in the New Decade, I
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Andrew Zieffler, University of Minnesota zief0002@umn.edu Brian Gill, Seattle Pacific University Nancy Boynton, SUNY Fredonia

1:00 p.m.
Introductory Statistics with a Central Theme: "Statistical Reasoning" Courses That Interest Students.
David G Taylor*, Roanoke College
Adam F Childers, Roanoke College
(1077E5907)

1:20 p.m.
How the Analysis of Current Economic Growth, Income and Employment Can Be Used in Teaching an Introductory Statistics Course that Speaks to Students.
Alexander G. Atwood*, SUNY Suffolk County Community College
(1077E52901)

1:40 p.m.
Mathematics and the Law: How Big Should a Jury Be, and How Should It Render Its Decision?
Jeff A Suzuki*, Brooklyn College
(1077E572)

2:00 p.m.
Read and Reflect: Making Statistics Real.
Heather Hulett*, Univ. of WisconsinLa Crosse
Barbara Bennie, Univ. of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1077E52631)

2:20 p.m.
Statistics Scrapbooks in Elementary Statistics.
Julie Beier*, Mercer University
(1077E51660)

2:40 p.m.
Using an Online Homework System in an Introductory Statistics Course: Instructor and Student Perspectives.
Lisa Carnell*, High Point University
(1077E51849)

3:00 p.m.
Descent into `The Abyss' of LeastSquares Linear Regression.
Charles Bergeron*, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
David Clarke, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
(1077E52782)

3:20 p.m.
Playing Games with a Purpose.
Shonda Kuiper*, Grinnell College
(1077E51653)

3:40 p.m.
Playing Games with a Purpose: Initial Lessons from the Classroom.
Kevin F. Cummiskey*, United States Military Academy
William H. Kaczynski, United States Military Academy
(1077E51824)

4:00 p.m.
Using R in an Undergraduate Statistics Course.
Judith E Canner*, California State University, Monterey Bay
Jon Detka, California State University, Monterey Bay
(1077E5741)

4:20 p.m.
Probability Density Functions from RealWorld Applications.
Annela R Kelly*, Bridgewater State University
(1077E52770)

4:40 p.m.
Cutting Through the Theory: Emphasizing Statistical Thinking in Mathematical Statistics.
Jennifer L. Green*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Erin E. Blankenship, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1077E52100)

5:00 p.m.
Value and Relevance of an Engineering Statistics Course.
Kumer Das*, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
(1077E52547)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Modeling and Applications of Mathematics, II
Room 201, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

1:00 p.m.
Modeling Wrist Oscillations Using Perturbation Methods.
Joe Latulippe*, Norwich University
Randy Sierra, Cal Poly Pomona
(1077VG1951)

1:15 p.m.
Development of an Ozone Inhalation Model.
Andrew Kirby*, University of WisconsinMadison
Analise Rodenberg, Lewis & Clark College
Andrew Bernstein, University of Maryland College Park
Adrian McLean, Fayetteville State University
(1077VG1195)

1:30 p.m.
Modeling Articular Cartilage Regeneration: A Phenomenological Approach.
Janine M. Haugh*, University of North Carolina at Asheville
(1077VG2815)

1:45 p.m.
Estimating the stiffness of healthy arteries via multidimensional secant method.
Kun Gou*, Texas A&M University
(1077VG1208)

2:00 p.m.
The Mechanical Stability of Growing Arteries.
Rebecca M Vandiver*, St. Olaf College
(1077VG2241)

2:15 p.m.
NonNewtonian Effects on the Blood Pressure Drop in Atherosclerotic Right Coronary Arteries.
Biyue Liu*, Monmouth University
(1077VG689)

2:30 p.m.
The effect of thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) in a multiscale mathematical model of fibrinolysis.
Brittany E. Bannish*, University of Utah
James P. Keener, University of Utah
Aaron L. Fogelson, University of Utah
(1077VG1131)

2:45 p.m.
Methods for Reducing and Transforming AgentBased Models into Polynomial Dynamical Systems.
Franziska Hinkelmann, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Matt Oremland, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Hussein AlAsadi, University of Michigan
Atsya Kumano, Colorado College
Laurel Ohm*, St. Olaf College
Alice Toms, North Carolina State University
Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
(1077VG473)

3:00 p.m.
A threedimensional mathematical and computational model of necrotizing enterocolitis.
Jared Barber*, University of Pittsburgh
Mark Tronzo, University of Pittsburgh
Gilles Clermont, Center for Inflam. and Reg. Modeling, McGowan Institute and Dept for Crit. Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Yoram Vodovotz, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh and Center for Inflam. and Reg. Modeling, McGowan Institute
Ivan Yotov, University of Pittsburgh
(1077VG1722)

3:15 p.m.
Stochastic Modeling of Ribosomal Frameshifting.
Brenae L. Bailey*, University of Arizona
(1077VG1039)

3:30 p.m.
A mathematical model of drug resistance with infection by health care workers.
Avner Friedman, Mathematical Biosciences Institute/ The Ohio State University
Najat Ziyadi*, Morgan State University
Khalid Boushaba, Johns Hopkins University
(1077VG1455)

3:45 p.m.
An improved mathematical model for doseresponse of anticancer drug combinations at fixed schedule.
Ardith ElKareh, University of Arizona
Leslie Jones*, University of Tampa
Timothy Secomb, University of Arizona
(1077VG2082)

4:00 p.m.
Cannibals and Mosquitos: Using a predatorprey epidemic model to search for a Dengue fever reservoir.
Lee R Gibson*, Indiana University  Southeast
Mary E Bradley, University of Louisville
(1077VG2661)

4:15 p.m.
Inferring gang affiliation for violent events with incomplete data.
Rachel Anne Hegemann*, University of California, Los Angeles
Erik Lewis, University of California, Los Angeles
Andrea L. Bertozzi, University of California, Los Angeles
(1077VG2162)

4:30 p.m.
A Mathematical Investigation of the Financial Performance of Movie Sequels.
Ron Buckmire*, Occidental College
Jacob OrtegaGingrich, Occidental College
David Edwards, University of Delaware
(1077VG1799)

4:45 p.m.
Exploration of Stable Distributions.
Catherine Rose O'Doherty*, University of Mary Washington
(1077VG1988)

5:00 p.m.
Learning in three multiplayer auctions.
Delong Meng*, Massachusetts Institutute of Technology
(1077VG806)

5:15 p.m.
Markov and Itō Representations of Option Price Models.
Kevin Coltin*, Arizona State University
(1077VG947)

5:30 p.m.
Point process models for order arrival rates in order book dynamics.
He Huang*, Florida State University
(1077VG1558)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Research in Applied Mathematics, II
Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

1:00 p.m.
Intermittency and chaos near Hopf bifurcation with broken $O(2)\times O(2)$ symmetry.
Yang Zou*, Colorado State University
Gerhard Dangelmayr, Colorado State University
Iuliana Oprea, Colorado State University
(1077VK1683)

1:15 p.m.
Modeling wave velocity and frequency spectra in lowtemperature, compressed LJ lattices: HPC simulations, mathematical theory and applications to acoustic metrics.
Stephen H. Harnish*, Bluffton University
(1077VK2924)

1:30 p.m.
Break.

1:45 p.m.
Memory Effects for the Heat Conductivity of Random Suspensions of Spheres.
Abhinandan Chowdhury*, Delaware State University
(1077VK2095)

2:00 p.m.
The $(1+N)$vortex problem: a study of inviscid and weakly viscous vortex relative equilibria.
Anna M. Barry*, Boston University
Glen R. Hall, Boston University
C. Eugene Wayne, Boston University
(1077VK1366)

2:15 p.m.
Break.

2:30 p.m.
Trajectory Controllability of Nonlinear Integrodifferential System.
Dimplekumar N. Chalishajar*, Virginia Military Institute
Heena D. Chalishajar, Virginia Military Institute
(1077VK1060)

2:45 p.m.
What can a right triangle look like?
Steven Schlicker*, Grand Valley State University
(1077VL1348)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, III
Room 105, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Reactiondiffusion replicator equation: Stability and asymptotic behavior.
Artem S. Novozhilov*, Moscow State University
Vladimir P. Posvyanskii, Moscow State University
Alexander S. Bratus, Moscow State University
(107792829)

1:15 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Competitive Binding on a Microarray.
Frank H Lynch*, Occidental College
Thomas Jemielita, Occidental College
(107792629)

1:30 p.m.
Break.

2:00 p.m.
A discrete model of iron metabolism in lung epithelial cells with fungal challenge.
John Nardini*, North Carolina State University
Kahmya McAlpin, Oakwood University
Leslie Myint, Johns Hopkins University
Shernita Lee, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
(107792322)

2:15 p.m.
Estimating population growth rates for mammalian species.
Yanthe E Pearson*, University of Maryland College Park
William Fagan, University of Maryland College Park
Elise Larsen, University of Maryland College Park
Emma Goldberg, University Illinois Chicago
Heather Lynch, Suny Stoneybrook
Hillary Staver, University of Maryland College Park
Jessica Turner, Select
(107792251)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Modeling thermal propagation along vein walls in endovenous laser treatment.
William R Fuller*, Ohio Northern University
(1077922799)

3:00 p.m.
Tumor growth in complex, evolving geometries: A diffuse domain approach.
Ying Chen*, University of California, Irvine
John S. Lowengrub, University of California, Irvine
(1077922464)

3:15 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
Modeling Cell Movement using the Level Set Method.
Matthew K Fox*, University of Saint Thomas
Benjamin Dellaria, University of Saint Thomas
Magdalena Stolarska, University of Saint Thomas
(1077922431)

3:45 p.m.
Association testing in sequencing studies: Accommodating risk and protective variants.
Abra Brisbin*, Mayo Clinic
Brooke L. Fridley, Mayo Clinic
(107792245)

4:00 p.m.
Multiscale Model of CRISPRinduced Coevolutionary Dynamics: Diversification at the Interface of Lamarck and Darwin.
Lauren M Childs*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicole Held, Univeristy of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Mark J Young, Montana State University
Rachel J Whitaker, Univeristy of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Joshua S Weitz, Georgia Institute of Technology
(107792241)

4:15 p.m.
A Cellular Automata Model for Biofilm Growth with Surface Flow.
Baldvin Einarsson*, Center for Complex and Nonlinear Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
David Rodriguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Ana Carpio, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
(1077922514)

4:30 p.m.
Using Optimal Control to minimize Rift Valley Fever Cases.
Donald Adongo*, Murray State University
Renee Fister, Murray State University
Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University
(1077922218)

4:45 p.m.
Modeling the Spread of a Ug99Type Wheat Pathogen in the United States of America.
Patrick Thomas Davis*, Central Michigan University
Andrew M. Ross, Eastern Michigan University
(107792189)

5:00 p.m.
Simple Undergraduate Mathematics to Understand Complex HIV1 Latent Infection Dynamics.
Naveen K. Vaidya*, The University of Western Ontario
(1077921553)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Modeling Across the Mathematics Curriculum, II
Room 306, Hynes Organizers: Benjamin Galluzzo, Shippensburg University bjgalluzzo@ship.edu Mariah Birgen, Wartburg College Joyati Debnath, Winona State University

1:00 p.m.
Why Mathematics?
Nagaraj S Rao*, Mercy College
Sanju Vaidya, Mercy College
(1077I11650)

1:20 p.m.
Integrating modeling into an introductory programming course.
Sheldon Lee*, Viterbo University
(1077I12612)

1:40 p.m.
Learning Mathematics in the Context of Environmental Issues.
Therese L Bennett, Southern CT State University
Ray Mugno*, Southern CT State University
James Tait, Southern CT State University
(1077I12500)

2:00 p.m.
Social justice modeling contexts for teaching calculus and higher level math courses.
Anand L Pardhanani*, Earlham College
(1077I12195)

2:20 p.m.
The Center for Applied Mathematics and Science at Salisbury University.
Veera Holdai, Salisbury University
Brian Hill, Salisbury University
Steven Hetzler, Salisbury University
Kathleen Shannon*, Salisbury University
(1077I11537)

2:40 p.m.
Research Experiences for All Learners.
Carla D Martin*, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
(1077I11649)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematical Thinking as a gateway to Undergraduate Research.
Joyati Debnath*, Winona State University
(1077I12853)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, Field Theory, and Polynomials, II
Room 305, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Rational Density.
Adam C. McDougall*, St. Olaf College
Nathan Bishop, St. Olaf College
(1077111778)

1:15 p.m.
Solutions to $xyz = 1$ and $x+y+z = k$ in Integers in Cubic Number Fields.
Helen G. Grundman*, Bryn Mawr College
Laura L. HallSeelig, Merrimack College
(1077111587)

1:30 p.m.
Integer Solutions to $xyz = 1$ and $x+y+z = k$ in Number Fields of Degree at Most Four.
Helen G. Grundman, Bryn Mawr College
Laura L. HallSeelig*, Merrimack College
(1077111588)

1:45 p.m.
Robin's theorem, primes, and a new elementary reformulation of the Riemann Hypothesis.
Geoffrey Caveney, Chicago, IL
JeanLouis Nicolas, Université de Lyon; CNRS, Institut Camille Jordan
Jonathan Sondow*, New York, NY
(1077111573)

2:00 p.m.
On the Dimension of AlgebroGeometric Trace Codes.
Phong Le*, Niagara University
(1077111104)

2:15 p.m.
On positive integers $n$ dividing the $n$th term of an elliptic divisibility sequence.
Avram M. Gottschlich*, Dartmouth College
(1077111705)

2:30 p.m.
Computing Intersections of Abelian Varieties Associated to Modular Forms.
Randy J Heaton*, Florida State University
(1077111414)

2:45 p.m.
The Inverse Galois Problem and Minimal Ramification over Function Fields.
Meghan M De Witt*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1077111192)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
Exponential Hensel Lifting.
A Johnston*, Johns Hopkins University (EP)
(1077111082)

3:30 p.m.
$\ell$adic Properties of Partition Functions.
Eva Kinoshita Belmont, Harvard University
Sarah TrebatLeder*, Princeton University
Alexandra Musat, California Institute of Technology
Holden Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077111068)

3:45 p.m.
Divisibility of Eigenforms, and computing a function of the $j$invariant.
Jeffrey Beyerl*, Clemson University
Kevin James, Clemson University
Hui Xue, Clemson University
(107711899)

4:00 p.m.
Connections between discriminants and the root distribution of polynomials with rational generating functions.
Khang D. Tran*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(107711687)

4:15 p.m.
Symmetric parameterizations for quintic Eisenstein series.
Tim Huber*, University of Texas  Pan American
Richard Charles, University of Texas  Pan American
Andoni Mendoza, University of Texas  Pan American
(1077111772)

4:30 p.m.
Polynomial Cunningham Chains.
Lenny Jones*, Shippensburg University
(1077111833)

4:45 p.m.
New Ramanujan Congruence Properties of the Restricted Partition Function $p(n,m)$ Modulo Prime Powers.
Brandt Kronholm*, Whittier College
(107711659)

5:00 p.m.
The quadratic WaringGoldbach problem and related topics.
Taiyu Li*, Shandong University
(1077112966)

5:15 p.m.
Congruence and Noncongruence Subgroups of $\Gamma(2)$ via Graphs on Surfaces.
erica j. Whitaker*, The Ohio State University
(107711626)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, I
Room 209, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares Methods for Inverse Problems with Sparsity Constraints.
Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University
Sergey Voronin*, Princeton University
(1077651626)

1:15 p.m.
A fast numerical solver for the unsteady Oseen problems in rotation form.
Jia Liu*, University of West Florida
(1077652949)

1:30 p.m.
An Adaptive Compact Scheme for the Quenching Solution of ReactionDiffusion Equations.
Matthew A. Beauregard*, Baylor University
Qin Sheng, Baylor University
(1077652497)

1:45 p.m.
Spectral Variational Integrators.
James Brian Hall*, University of California, San Diego
(107765665)

2:00 p.m.
On the construction of optimal piecewise constant coarse spaces in algebraic multigrid method.
James J Brannick, Penn State University
Yao Chen*, Penn State University
Ludmil T Zikatanov, Penn State University
(1077652705)

2:15 p.m.
Explicit Extended Stability Time Stepping Methods.
Katharine F Gurski*, Howard University
(1077652804)

2:30 p.m.
Variational Multiscale and SUPG Stabilization of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Approximation for a Generalized Oseen Problem.
John P Roop*, North Carolina A & T State University
Traian Iliescu, Virginia Tech
Zhu Wang, Virginia Tech
(1077652713)

2:45 p.m.
A Nonlinear Least Squares Estimator of Bühlmann Credibility.
Jinfeng Wei*, Maryvile University of St. Louis
(1077652692)

3:00 p.m.
Galerkin Finite Element Approximations of an Optimal Control Problem for Elliptic PDEs with Random Input Data.
Jangwoon Lee*, University of Mary Washington
HyungChun Lee, Ajou University
(1077651372)

3:15 p.m.
Perturbation theory for the approximation of stability spectra by QR methods for products of linear operators on a Hilbert space.
M. Badawy*, University of Kansas
Erik S. Van Vleck, University of Kansas
(1077652444)

3:30 p.m.
Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Nonlinear Closure Models of Engineering Flows.
Zhu Wang*, Virginia Tech
Traian Iliescu, Virginia Tech
(1077651732)

3:45 p.m.
Immerse Finite Element Methods for Solving Parabolic Type Moving Interface Problems.
Xu Zhang*, Virginia Tech
Tao Lin, Virginia Tech
(1077651492)

4:00 p.m.
The Statistical Estimation of Uncertain Parameters in Elliptic PDEs.
HansWerner van Wyk*, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
(1077651465)

4:15 p.m.
High Order Compact Reconstruction Scheme with Weighted Essentially NonOscillatory Limiting.
Debojyoti Ghosh*, University of Maryland
James D. Baeder, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
(1077651385)

4:30 p.m.
Implementing the localized method of approximate particular solutions using a SchultzJonesMayer algorithm.
Guangming Yao*, Rowan University
Joseph Kolibal, University of Southern Mississippi
(1077652230)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 110, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
On theory and numerical method for computing eigensolutions of nonlinear elliptic equation with Neumann boundary condition.
Changchun Wang*, Texas A&M University
(1077352433)

1:15 p.m.
Optimization Problem for KleinGordon Equation.
Qinghua Luo*, University of Oklahoma
(1077352039)

1:30 p.m.
New Results for the Leah Cosine Function.
Joshua Mann*, Morehouse College
Ronald E. Mickens, Clark Atlanta University
(1077352144)

1:45 p.m.
Fundamental differential form and boundary value problems for PDEs.
Maxim Zyskin*, UTB
(1077352694)

2:00 p.m.
A MultiMoment CIP Method for Hyperbolic Equations.
Sarah King*, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
(1077352535)

2:15 p.m.
Nonlinear Neutral Inclusions: Assemblages of Disks and Ellipsoids.
Silvia Jiménez*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bogdan Vernescu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1077352723)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Analysis of a 2nth Order Differential Equation with Lidstone Boundary Conditions  The Existence of Positive Solutions.
Tuwaner Hudson Lamar*, Morehouse College
(1077352291)

3:00 p.m.
On the Laplacian, and fractional Laplacian, in an Exterior Domain.
Leonardo Kosloff*, Florida Atlantic University
Tomas Schonbek, Florida Atlantic University
(1077351893)

3:15 p.m.
Blowup of Solutions to Systems of Nonlinear Wave Equations with Interior and Boundary Sources and Damping.
Yanqiu Guo*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Mohammad A. Rammaha, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1077352275)

3:30 p.m.
Analysis of a GinzburgLandau Type Energy Model for Smectic C* Liquid Crystals with Defects.
Sean A. ColbertKelly*, Purdue University
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University
(1077352379)

3:45 p.m.
On a Variational Approach for Water Waves.
Danut Arama*, Loyola University Chicago
(1077351646)

4:00 p.m.
Global Well Posedness for a System of KDVTYPE Equations with Quadratic Nonlinearities.
Gang Wang*, DePaul University
Jerry L Bona, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jonathan Cohen, DePaul University
(1077351279)

4:15 p.m.
A sixthorder compact finite difference method for NavierStokes in cylindrical coordinates.
Shelly M McGee*, University of Findlay
(1077352655)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, III
Room 202, Hynes Organizers: Sean Larsen, Portland State University slarsen@pdx.edu Stacy Brown, Pitzer College Karen Marrongelle, Portland State University

1:00 p.m.
Learning mathematics from peers with different reasoning styles.
Kyeong Hah Roh, Arizona State University
Owen Davis*, Arizona State Unniversity
Aviva Halani, Arizona State University
(1077M12800)

1:20 p.m.
The Role of Collective Work in Undergraduate Teaching of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching to Future Elementary Teachers.
Wendy Aaron*, University of Michigan
Yvonne Lai, University of Michigan
Hyman Bass, University of Michigan
(1077M12829)

1:40 p.m.
Examination and Analysis of Undergraduate Students' Level of Statistics Anxiety with Respect to Gender and Collegeyear.
Soofia Malik*, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Karen Traxler, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
(1077M11692)

2:00 p.m.
Developing a researchbased calculus for elementary teachers.
Karen Keene Allen*, North Carolina State University

2:20 p.m.
Faculty Perspectives on the Transition to Graduate School in Mathematics.
Sarah L. Marsh*, Oklahoma Baptist University
(1077M11407)

2:40 p.m.
Mathematics for Nonmath Majors and Mathematics Anxiety.
Moira K Devlin*, Saint Joseph's University
Agnes Rash, Saint Joseph's University
(1077M12507)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Topics and Techniques for Teaching Real Analysis, II
Room 309, Hynes Organizers: Paul Musial, Chicago State University pmusial@csu.edu James Peterson, Benedictine College Erik Talvila, University of the Fraser Valley Robert Vallin, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

1:00 p.m.
Calculus: A Missed Opportunity.
Peter A. Loeb*, University of Illinois ChampaignUrbana
(1077N5407)

1:20 p.m.
The Lebesgue Integral : Motivations, advantages and Limitations.
Eddy A Kwessi*, Trinity University
(1077N5498)

1:40 p.m.
Teaching the Lebesgue Integral with a Calculus II Prerequisite.
William Johnston*, Butler University
(1077N5991)

2:00 p.m.
A simple derivation of the trapezoidal rule for numerical integration.
Erik Talvila*, University of the Fraser Valley
Matthew Wiersma, University of Waterloo
(1077N5662)

2:20 p.m.
Undergraduate research in a Real Analysis course.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1077N52211)

2:40 p.m.
Use of a "Connections Journal" in an undergraduate Real Analysis course.
Antonia E. Cardwell*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1077N5827)

3:00 p.m.
Using the BanachMazur Game in an Undergraduate Real Analysis Class to Investigate Different Types of Infinite Sets.
Don L Hancock*, Pepperdine University
(1077N5187)

3:20 p.m.
Flows on metric spaces: ODEs, PDEs, SDEs and DDEs.
Craig J. Calcaterra*, Metropolitan State University
(1077N51468)

3:40 p.m.
Using Illustrations to Motivate Definitions and Proofs in Real Analysis.
Paul M. Musial*, Chicago State University
(1077N52456)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Wavelets in Undergraduate Education
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Caroline Haddad, SUNY Geneseo haddad@geneseo.edu Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida David Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver Patrick Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas

1:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Research Projects on WaveletBased Time Series Forecasting.
Bruce Atwood, Beloit College
Helmut Knaust, The University of Texas at El Paso
Caroline Haddad*, SUNY Geneseo
John Merkel, Oglethorpe University
(1077P52886)

1:20 p.m.
Applications of Discrete Wavelets to Stock Price Prediction.
John C. Merkel*, Oglethorpe University
(1077P52868)

1:40 p.m.
Applications of Wavelets: a sophomorelevel seminar course.
Rachel J Weir*, Allegheny College
(1077P5329)

2:00 p.m.
Discrete signal processing with fractal wavelets.
J. D'Andrea*, Westminster College of Salt Lake City
T. Sibbett, Westminster College of Salt Lake City
(1077P52808)

2:20 p.m.
What Are You Hiding? Steganography Using Wavelets.
Jeff Zeitler*, SUNY Geneseo
(1077P51875)

2:40 p.m.
Smartphone Sensors and Wavelets.
Edward F Aboufadel*, Grand Valley State University
Nathan Marculis, Grand Valley State University
SaraJane Parsons, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1077P5901)

3:00 p.m.
Facial Detection and Recognition Using the Haar Transform in Static Images.
Joseph Michael Gonzalez*, University of South Florida
(1077P5772)

3:20 p.m.
Some Ideas for Undergraduate Projects Involving Periodic Wavelets.
Kenneth R. Hoover*, California State University, Stanislaus
Brody Dylan Johnson, Saint Louis University
(1077P52611)

3:40 p.m.
Investigation of Second Generation Wavelets.
Karleigh Cameron, Central Michigan University
Michael Gustin*, Central Michigan University
John Holden, Central Michigan University
Stacy Siereveld, Central Michigan University
(1077P5101)

4:00 p.m.
Smoke Detection in Stationary Video Using Wavelets.
Helmut Knaust*, The University of Texas at El Paso
(1077P52893)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on the Mathematics of Sustainability
Room 203, Hynes Organizers: Elton Graves, RoseHulman Institute of Technology graves@rosehulman.edu Peter Otto, Willamette University

1:00 p.m.
A Mathematics Course for Majors in Sustainable Living at the Level of Intermediate Algebra.
M. Anne Dow*, Maharishi University of Management
(1077H52830)

1:20 p.m.
Embodied Energy, Energy Return on Investment, and Sustainability.
Ben Fusaro*, Florida State University
(1077H52896)

1:40 p.m.
Nineteen Years Teaching Environmental Numeracy and Logic: Mathematics for the Environment.
Martin E. Walter*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1077H5696)

2:00 p.m.
Sustainability Project for Calculus I.
Peter T Otto*, Willamette University
(1077H52138)

2:20 p.m.
Preventing the tragedy of the commons through punishment of overconsumers and encouragement of underconsumers.
Irina Kareva, Arizona State University
Benjamin Morin, Arizona State University
Georgy Karev*, NCBI, NIH
(1077H52000)

2:40 p.m.
What's for Dinner: Linear Analysis of Nutritional Data and an Application to Community Health.
Michael Ian Friedrich, University of North Carolina Asheville
Halcyon Annette Garrett*, University of North Carolina Asheville
(1077H52455)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on the Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice
Room 311, Hynes Organizers: Dan Sloughter, Furman University dan.sloughter@furman.edu Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University

1:00 p.m.
The Consequences of Drawing Necessary Conclusions.
Daniel C. Sloughter*, Furman University
(1077K11196)

1:30 p.m.
Thought in Mathematical Practice.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1077K1383)

2:00 p.m.
Beyond Practicality: George Berkeley and the Need for Philosophical Integration in Mathematics.
Joshua B. Wilkerson*, Texas A&M University
(1077K185)

2:30 p.m.
Philosophy (but not philosophers) of mathematics does influence mathematical practice.
Bonnie Gold*, Monmouth University
(1077K12002)

3:00 p.m.
Epistemological Culture and Mathematics.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, University of MassachusettsAmherst / Smith College
(1077K11287)

3:30 p.m.
How Do I (We) Know Mathematics.
Ruggero Ferro*, UniversitÃ di Verona, Italia
(1077K1904)

4:00 p.m.
Formal mathematical proof and mathematical practice: a new skeptical problem.
Jeff Buechner*, Rutgers UniversityNewark and Saul Kripke Center, CUNY Graduate Center
(1077K1800)

4:30 p.m.
CDEG: Computerized Diagrammatic Euclidean Geometry.
Nathaniel G. Miller*, University of Northern Colorado
(1077K11744)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Room 101, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
On the Arithmetic and Geometry of Quaternion Algebras: a new spectral correspondence for Maass waveforms.
Terrence R Blackman*, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
(107711880)

1:30 p.m.
Character sums and hyperelliptic curves associated with subsets of finite fields with square order.
Lois Simon*, Howard University
(1077111516)

2:00 p.m.
Elements of Tensor Products of Ultrafilters on $\mathbb{N}$.
Vitaly Bergelson, Ohio State University
Neil Hindman, Howard University
Kendall Williams*, United States Military Academy
(1077221974)

2:30 p.m.
Deriving Optimal Composite Scores: Relating Observational/Longitudinal Data with a Primary Endpoint.
Rhonda D Ellis*, Norfolk State University
Chris Gennings, Virginia Commonewealth Universty
(1077622037)

3:00 p.m.
Bicircular Matroids with Circuits of at Most Two Sizes.
Torina Deachune Lewis*, BethuneCookman University
Talmage James Reid, The University of Mississippi, Oxford
Laura Sheppardson, The University of Mississippi, Oxford
(1077052060)

3:30 p.m.
Computationally Tractable Stochastic Integer Programming Models for Air Traffic Flow Management.
Charles N Glover*, University of Maryland
Michael O Ball, University of Maryland
(1077902182)

4:00 p.m.
Mathematics You Won't Sleep on.
Dennis A. Dean II*, Boston
(1077922576)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.6:25 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Applied, Computational, and Discrete Mathematics at National Laboratories and Federal Research Agencies
Room 206, Hynes Organizers: Zuhair Nasheed, Luminita Vese, University of California Los Angeles lvese@math.ucla.edu

1:00 p.m.
Non Standard Parabolic Equations and Image Reconstruction.
Alfred S. Carasso*, NIST
(1077351644)

1:30 p.m.
Splitting algorithms for nonconvex, matrix optimization.
Rick Chartrand*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1077492113)

2:00 p.m.
Scalable Stochastic Programming for Optimization Under Uncertainty of Energy Systems.
Mihai Anitescu*, Argonne National Laboratory
Cosmin Petra, Argonne National Laboratory
Miles Lubin, University of Chicago
Victor Zavala, Argonne National Laboratory
(1077901204)

2:30 p.m.
SimulationBased Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Methods and Software at Sandia National Labs.
Patricia D. Hough*, Sandia National Laboratories
(1077681657)

3:00 p.m.
Nonlinear Solvers in LargeScale Computational Science: Challenges and Opportunities.
Lois Curfman McInnes*, Argonne National Laboratory
(1077352309)

3:30 p.m.
Discrete Event Execution and Reversibility: Challenges in the Path to Asynchrony for Massively Parallel Computing.
Kalyan S Perumalla*, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(1077942457)

4:00 p.m.
Constructing Interactive 3D Visualizations for the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.
Bonita V. Saunders*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(1077331721)

4:30 p.m.
Optimizationbased Approaches to Singular Value and Eigenvalue Problems.
Christopher G. Baker*, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(1077652066)

5:00 p.m.
Scalable Methods for Characterizing and Generating Large Graphs.
Ali Pinar*, Sandia National Laboratories
Seshadhri Comandur, Sandia National Laboratories
Tammy Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories
(1077681611)

5:30 p.m.
Allele specific compatibility of interactions underlying yeast DNA repair phenotypes.
Yang Huang*, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM/NIH
Teresa M Przytycka, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM/NIH
(1077922515)

6:00 p.m.
Spreadsheets, Big Tables, and the Algebra of Associative Arrays.
Jeremy Kepner*, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
(1077051447)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on TwoYear Colleges Panel Discussion
A new look at math for the nonSTEM students.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
Joanne Peeples, El Paso Community College
Moderators:
Bruce Yoshiwara, Los Angeles Pierce College
Panelists:
Kris Bishop, University of Texas, Austin
Karon Klipple, Carnegie Foundation
Jane Muhich, Carnegie Foundation

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:15 p.m.2:05 p.m.
MAA Lecture for Students
Turning theorems into plays.
Salon F, 4th Floor, Marriott
Steve Abbott*, Middlebury College
(1077A038)

Friday January 6, 2012, 1:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Climate Modeling and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, III
Suffolk, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Qingshan Chen, Florida State University Nathan GlattHoltz, Indiana University Mickael Chekroun, University of California, Los Angeles

1:30 p.m.
Energy Balance Climate Models with BioFeedback.
Georg Hetzer*, Auburn University
(107735734)

2:00 p.m.
Wellposedness results for a nonlinear Stokes problem arising in Glaciology.
Qingshan Chen, Florida State University
Max Gunzburger, Florida State University
Mauro Perego*, Florida State University
(1077352855)

2:30 p.m.
On the Global Wellposedness of a Simplified Reduced RayleighBénard Convection Model.
Chongsheng Cao, Florida international University
Aseel Farhat*, University of California, Irvine
Edriss S. Titi, University of California, Irvine & The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
(1077761250)

3:00 p.m.
Lie group analysis  a microscope of physical and engineering sciences.
Ranis N Ibragimov*, University of Texas at Brownsville
(107735712)

3:30 p.m.
A Generalization of Contour Advection with Surgery for Three Dimensional Flows.
Zachary M Harrison*, Arizona State University
Peter Derek Bradshaw, Arizona State University
(1077VG2061)

4:00 p.m.
A new staggering approach towards shallow water simulations.
Qingshan Chen*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Max Gunzburger, Florida State University
Todd Ringler, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1077652219)

Friday January 6, 2012, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Structures associated with real closed fields and real closed exponential fields.
Room 207, Hynes
Julia F. Knight*, University of Notre Dame
(107703155)

Friday January 6, 2012, 2:15 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Board of Directors Meeting
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Sheraton

Friday January 6, 2012, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Presentations by Teaching Award Winners
Room 302, Hynes Organizers: Barbara Faires, Westminster College Paul Zorn, Saint Olaf College

Friday January 6, 2012, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Session
The changing landscape of research funding.
Room 208, Hynes
Speakers:
Subra Suresh, National Science Foundation

Friday January 6, 2012, 2:40 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA/Park City Mathematics Institute Panel Discussion
Engaging secondary teachers in doing mathematics.
Room 304, Hynes
Organizers:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Brian Hopkins, St. Peters College
James King, University of Washington
Brynja Kohler, Utah State University
Roger Knobel, University of Texas Pan American
Glenn Stevens, Boston University

Friday January 6, 2012, 3:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Randomness and ergodic theory.
Room 207, Hynes
Johanna N.Y. Franklin*, University of Connecticut
(107703153)

Friday January 6, 2012, 3:20 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Session on the History of Mathematics and Its Uses in the Classroom, I
Room 202, Hynes Organizers: Amy ShellGellasch, Beloit College shella@beloit.edu

Friday January 6, 2012, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part B
Dance and mathematics.
Fairfax, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Presenters:
Leon Harkleroad, Bowdoin College
Karl Schaffer, De Anza College

Friday January 6, 2012, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part B
Using randomization methods to build conceptual understanding of statistical inference.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University
Kari F. Lock, Harvard University/Duke University
Eric F. Lock, University of North Carolina
Dennis F. Lock, Iowa State University

Friday January 6, 2012, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Undergraduate Poster Session
Veteran's Auditorium, 2nd floor, Hynes
Organizers:
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University

Friday January 6, 2012, 4:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session, I
Room 207, Hynes

4:15 p.m.
Martin's Maximum and Tower Forcing.
Sean Cox*, Universität Münster

4:40 p.m.
Approximable functions and strong reducibilities.
Jennifer Chubb Reimann*, University of San Francisco/Pennsylvania State University
Russell Miller, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

5:05 p.m.
Reverse mathematics and dichotomy.
Jeffry Hirst*, Appalachian State University
François Dorais, Appalachian State University
Paul Shafer, Appalachian State University

5:30 p.m.
Complexity in the degrees of unsolvability of mass problems.
Paul Shafer*, Appalachian State University

5:55 p.m.
The distance function on a computable graph.
Wesley Calvert*, Southern Illinois University
Jennifer Chubb, Penn State University
Russell Miller, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Friday January 6, 2012, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
AMS Congressional Fellowship Session
Republic Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Samuel M. Rankin III, American Mathematical Society

Friday January 6, 2012, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Event
Forum for community input on the proposed NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences name change.
Room 208, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 5:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the Web Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture
Room 304, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Business Meeting
Room 309, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Actuarial Science Panel Discussion
Actuarial Science: Career milestones and choices.
Room 306, Hynes
Organizers:
Patrick Brewer, Lebanon Valley College
Robert Buck, Slippery Rock University
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Kevin Charlwood, Washburn University
Steve Paris, Florida State University
Moderators:
Bettye Anne Case,
Robert Buck,

Friday January 6, 2012, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation: Poetry Reading
All mathematical poets and those interested in mathematical poetry are invited.
Room 312, Hynes
Organizers:
JoAnne Growney, Silver Spring, Maryland
Mark Huber, Claremont McKenna College
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College

Friday January 6, 2012, 5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception in Honor of Retiring MAA Executive Director Tina Straley
Room 313, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Business Meeting and Guest Lecture
Room 202, Hynes

Friday January 6, 2012, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception
Liberty Ballroom BC, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Friday January 6, 2012, 6:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.
MAA Dramatic Presentation
Mathematically Bent Theater.
Salon F, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Colin Adams, Mobiusbandaid Theater Company

Friday January 6, 2012, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Congressional advocacy training: Come learn about the MAA's interests in pending legislation and how you can help.
Room 203, Hynes
Organizers:
Joel Haack, University of Northern Iowa

Friday January 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m.8:15 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Creating Mathematical Scientists Among the Underrepresented.
Constitution Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Sylvia T Bozeman*, Spelman College
(107700434)

Friday January 6, 2012, 8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Judith Covington, Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
P. Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan
Saturday January 7, 2012

Saturday January 7, 2012, 7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.
MAA Minority Chairs Breakfast
Regis, 3rd Floor, Marriott

Saturday January 7, 2012, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
2nd Floor Corridor, opposite Hall C, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems and Random Matrices, III
Constitution Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado adzham@unco.edu Kenichi Maruno, University of Texas, Pan American Virgil Pierce, University of Texas, Pan American

8:00 a.m.
Integrable nfield model on a triangular domain.
Maxim Zyskin*, University of Texas, Brownsville
(1077352599)

8:30 a.m.
Bilinearization of the DegasperisProcesi equation.
Baofeng Feng*, The University of TexasPan American
Kenichi Maruno, The University of TexasPan American
Yasuhiro Ohta, Kobe University
(1077352568)

9:00 a.m.
Coupled MaxwellBloch equations with inhomogeneous broadening for a 3level system.
Mark J. Ablowitz, CU Boulder
Sarbarish Chakravarty, Univ of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Barbara Prinari*, Univ of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Dept of Physics  Univ of Salento (Italy)
(1077351110)

9:30 a.m.
On the Q4elliptic Painleve equation and rational elliptic surfaces.
Adrian Stefan Carstea*, Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, P.O.Box, MG6, Magurele, Bucharest, Romania
(1077391070)

10:00 a.m.
CalogeroMoser curves and the geometry of the moduli space of curves.
Samuel Grushevsky*, Stony Brook University
(107714654)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry, III
Room 204, Hynes Organizers: BoHae Im, ChungAng University, South Korea Jennifer JohnsonLeung, University of Idaho Jennifer Paulhus, Grinnell College paulhusj@grinnell.edu

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Control of Biological and Physical Systems, I
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Wandi Ding, Middle Tennessee State University wding@mtsu.edu Volodymyr Hrynkiv, University of HoustonDowntown Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and NIMBioS

8:00 a.m.
Reducing HIV Epidemic by Education and Treating it Using Optimal Control.
Hem Raj Joshi*, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
(1077492824)

8:30 a.m.
Bangbang Optimal Control of Continuous Time Species Augmentation.
Erin N Bodine*, Rhodes College
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1077921716)

9:00 a.m.
Long time behavior of FlowStructure interactions arising in modeling of subsonic and supersonic flows of gas.
Irena M. Lasiecka*, University of Virginia
Justin Webster, University of Virginia
(107735664)

9:30 a.m.
Linear and nonlinear boundary stabilization in $L_2\times H^{1}$ of the system of dynamic elasticity with Dirichlet Boundary dissipation: a direct approach.
Jing Zhang*, University of Virginia
Roberto Triggiani, University of Virginia
(107735697)

10:00 a.m.
A Local Approach for an Inverse Problem on a SemiAxis.
John V Matthews*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Boris Belinskiy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(107735826)

10:30 a.m.
Determining Physical Parameters for a Neuronal Cable Model Defined on a Tree Graph.
Sergei Avdonin*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Jonathan Bell, UMBC
(1077351808)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry in Pure and Applied Mathematics (in memory of Benoit Mandelbrot), IV
Room 200, Hynes Organizers: Michael L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside Erin Pearse, University of Oklahoma ep@ou.edu Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley University

8:00 a.m.
Intersection property of fractals via Schmidt games.
Ryan Broderick, Brandeis University
Lior Fishman, Brandeis University
Dmitry Kleinbock*, Brandeis University
Asaf Reich, Brandeis University
Barak Weiss, Ben Gurion University
(1077111050)

8:30 a.m.
Hitting Probabilities and Packing Dimensions of the Random Covering Sets.
Bing Li, South China University of Technology
NarnRueih Shieh, National Taiwan University
Yimin Xiao*, Michigan State University
(1077601556)

9:00 a.m.
Lipschitz Equivalence of Cantor Sets.
Yang Wang*, Michigan State University
(1077262606)

9:30 a.m.
Exponential spectra in $L^2(\mu)$.
XingGang He, Central China Normal University
ChunKit Lai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
KaSing Lau*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(1077461750)

10:00 a.m.
Fractals and hyperbolicity.
Vadim Kaimanovich*, University of Ottawa
(1077372630)

10:30 a.m.
Selfsimilar fractals as boundaries of networks.
Erin P.J. Pearse*, University of Oklahoma
(1077602960)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Frontiers in Geomathematics, III
Suffolk, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslautern Freeden@mathematik.unikl.de Volker Michel, University of Siegen M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida Thomas Sonar, Technical University of Braunschweig

8:00 a.m.
Multiscale simulations for Richards' equation in highcontrast media and applications.
Yalchin Efendiev, Texas A&M University
Juan Galvis, Texas A&M University
Seul ki Kang*, Texas A&M University
Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A&M University
(1077651770)

8:30 a.m.
Stress field simulations in geothermal reservoirs.
Matthias Augustin*, University of Kaiserslautern
(1077741305)

9:00 a.m.
Recent trends in Multiparameter Regularization.
Sergei Pereverzev*, Johann Radon Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences
(1077651506)

10:00 a.m.
Methods for the treatment of indirect noisy data.
Bernd Hofmann*, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
(1077651314)

10:30 a.m.
Maximum likelihood regularization of some inverse problems.
Paul P. B. Eggermont*, Food and Resource Economics, University of Delaware
(1077862173)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, II
Provincetown, 4th Floor, Marriott Organizers: Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mark W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Haynes R. Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology James Turner, Calvin College Donald Yau, Ohio State University dyau@math.ohiostate.edu

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Theory of Control of Quantum Systems, I
Clarendon, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Francesca Albertini, University of Padua Domenico D'Alessandro, Iowa State University daless@iastate.edu Raffaele Romano, University of Trieste Francesco Ticozzi, University of Padua

8:00 a.m.
Quantum Circuits at Nash Equilibrium.
Faisal Shah Khan*, Khalifa University
Simon J. D. Phoenix, Khalifa University
(107781745)

8:30 a.m.
Engineering Pointer States in Open Quantum Systems.
Lorenza Viola*, Dartmouth College
(1077931544)

9:00 a.m.
Encoded weak quantum Zeno effect for quantum computation and control.
Gerardo A. PazSilva, University of Southern California
Ali T. Rezakhani, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
Jason M. Dominy*, University of Southern California
Daniel A. Lidar, University of Southern California
(1077932078)

9:30 a.m.
Stabilization of stochastic quantum dynamics via open and closed loop control.
Francesco Ticozzi*, University of Padova and Dartmouth College
(107793619)

10:00 a.m.
Realtime feedback control of a mesoscopic superposition.
Kurt Jacobs*, University of Massachusetts at Boston
Justin Finn, University of Massachusetts at Boston
Sai Vinjanampathy, University of Massachusetts at Boston
(107700270)

10:30 a.m.
Convergence of quantum random walks with decoherence.
Sheng Xiong*, Edward Waters College
Shimao Fan, Temple University
Zhiyong Feng, Philadelphia, PA
WeiShih Yang, Temple University
(1077811273)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, III
Constitution Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: William Barker, Bowdoin College William McCallum, University of Arizona Bonnie Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu

8:00 a.m.
Math Anxiety: From Teacher to Student.
Sian L. Beilock*, Chicago, IL
(107797762)

8:30 a.m.
Gender Differences in Mathematics: Facts from Recent Data.
Janet E. Mertz*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Jonathan M. Kane, Univesity of Wisconsin  Whitewater
(1077971282)

9:00 a.m.
Girls' Angle: A Math Club for Girls.
C. Kenneth Fan*, Girls' Angle
(1077971095)

9:30 a.m.
Progress and Persistent Barriers for Women in Advanced Mathematics.
Patricia Hale*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1077971688)

10:00 a.m.
Is STEM Still Just a Man's World? Awards and Prizes for Research in Disciplinary Societies Go Mainly to Men, Despite Growth in Women's Participation.
Alice B. Popejoy*, Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
Phoebe S. Leboy, Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
(1077001439)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion: Participation of Girls and Women in Mathematics.
Cathy Kessel*, Berkeley, CA
Bonnie Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago
Maura Mast, University of Massachusetts Boston
Tanya Leise, Amherst College
(1077972493)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Matrices and Graphs, I
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University and American Institute of Mathematics Bryan L. Shader, University of Wyoming bshader@uwyo.edu

8:00 a.m.
Zero Forcing Number and Maximum Nullity of Subdivided Graphs.
Michael Young*, Iowa State University
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
My Huynh, Arizona State University
Kirill Lazebnik, State University of New York at Geneseo
Anna Cepek, Bethany Lutheran College
Travis Peters, Iowa State University
Minerva Catral, Xavier University
(1077051837)

8:30 a.m.
The Inverse Inertia Problem for Graphs.
Wayne Barrett*, Provo
(1077152757)

9:00 a.m.
Computing inertia sets of graphs using variations of zero forcing.
Jason Grout*, Drake University
Steve Butler, Iowa State University
Tracy Hall, Provo, UT
(1077052621)

9:30 a.m.
Refined Inertia of Sign Pattern Matrices.
Pauline van den Driessche*, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
(107715908)

10:00 a.m.
The minimum semidefinite rank of the Heawood graph is 10.
Louis Deaett*, Quinnipiac University
(1077152809)

10:30 a.m.
Unordered multiplicity lists of a class of binary trees.
InJae Kim*, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Bryan L Shader, University of Wyoming
(107715496)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on My Favorite Graph Theory Conjectures, I
Room 102, Hynes Organizers: Ralucca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School Craig Larson, Virginia Commonwealth University clarson@vcu.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the nature of mathematical conjecture.
Neil Robertson*, Ohio State University, Columbus, and King Abdulahziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
(1077052361)

8:30 a.m.
Powers of Strong Digraphs.
Ping Zhang*, Western Michigan University
(1077051217)

9:00 a.m.
My Favorite Graph Coloring and Domination Conjectures.
Stephen T. Hedetniemi*, Clemson University
(1077051740)

9:30 a.m.
The $\Delta^2$ Conjecture for Graph Labellings with Separation Conditions.
Jerrold R. Griggs*, University of South Carolina
(1077051128)

10:00 a.m.
Two Conjectures Involving Diameter and Total Domination in Graphs.
Teresa W. Haynes*, East Tennessee State University
(1077052226)

10:30 a.m.
Some History on the Reconstruction Conjecture.
Allen J. Schwenk*, Western Michigan University
(1077052021)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Birational Geometry and Cluster Algebras, II
Dartmouth, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Arkady Berenstein, University of Oregon Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University vretakh@math.rutgers.edu

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Operator Theory on Analytic Function Spaces, I
Room 108, Hynes Organizers: Robert F. Allen, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Katherine C. Heller, North Central College Matthew A. Pons, North Central College mapons@noctrl.edu

8:00 a.m.
Compact differences of composition operators in several variables.
Katherine Heller, North Central College
Barbara D. MacCluer*, University of Virginia
Rachel J. Weir, Allegheny College
(1077471359)

8:30 a.m.
Commutators of composition operators with adjoints of composition operators on weighted Bergman spaces.
Sivaram K. Narayan*, Central Michigan University
(107747380)

9:00 a.m.
ClosedRange Composition Operators on Dirichlet type spaces.
Maria Tjani*, University of Arkansas
(1077472314)

9:30 a.m.
Boundedness and compactness of composition operators on SegalBargmann spaces.
Trieu L. Le*, University of Toledo
(1077472190)

10:00 a.m.
Weighted reproducing kernels and the Bergman space.
Brent J Carswell, Allegheny College
Rachel J Weir*, Allegheny College
(107730328)

10:30 a.m.
Norm of the multiplication operators from $H^\infty$ to the Bloch Space of a bounded symmetric domain.
Flavia Colonna*, George Mason University
Glenn R. Easley, System Planning Corporation, Arlington, Virginia
David Singman, George Mason University
(1077471313)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Radon Transforms and Geometric Analysis (in honor of Sigurdur Helgason's 85th birthday), III
Room 104, Hynes Organizers: Jens Christensen, University of Maryland Fulton Gonzalez, Tufts University Todd Quinto, Tufts University todd.quinto@tufts.edu

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Reaction Diffusion Equations and Applications, II
Wellesley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jerome Goddard II, Auburn University Montgomery jgoddard@aum.edu Junping Shi, College of William and Mary Ratnasingham Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro

8:00 a.m.
Existence of Positive Solutions For a Class of Semipositone Systems with Exponential Growth in $R^2$.
Maya Chhetri*, UNC Greensboro
Petr Girg, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
(1077352243)

8:30 a.m.
Pattern Formation For Reaction Diffusion Systems On Arbitrary Surfaces.
Necibe Tuncer*, University of Tulsa
(1077351927)

9:00 a.m.
TwoSpecies Competition Model with Nonlocal Dispersal.
Georg Hetzer*, Auburn University
Tung Nguyen, University of Illinois Springfield
Wenxian Shen, Auburn University
(107735733)

9:30 a.m.
Eigenvaluecurves and nonlinear boundary conditions for nonlinear elliptic equations.
N. Mavinga, Swarthmore College
M. N. Nkashama*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1077352255)

10:00 a.m.
On the Variational Characterization of the Fucik Spectrum.
Stephen Robinson*, Wake Forest University
Pavel Drabek, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech. Rep.
(107735940)

10:30 a.m.
Population models with diffusion, strong Allee effect, and nonlinear boundary conditions.
Jerome Goddard II*, Auburn University Montgomery
E. Lee, Pusan National University
R. Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro
(107735420)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, II
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Sophia R. Jang, Texas Tech University Andrew L. Nevai, University of Central Florida anevai@math.ucf.edu LihIng W. Roeger, Texas Tech University

8:00 a.m.
A Refugemediated Apparent Competition Model.
LihIng Wu Roeger*, Texas Tech University
SzeBi Hsu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
(1077921257)

8:30 a.m.
Qualitative Assessment of the Roles of an Imperfect Vaccine and Pap Cytology Screening on the Transmission Dynamics of Human Papillomavirus.
M. T. Malik*, Departments of Mathematics and Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
J. Reimer, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
A. B. Gumel, University of Manitoba
E H Elbasha, Merck Research Laboratories, North Wales, PA, USA
S. M. Mahmud, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, Manitoba
(107792332)

9:00 a.m.
Dispersal in heterogeneous landscape.
Yuan Lou*, Ohio State University
(107792497)

9:30 a.m.
Species abundance distributions in a stochastic niche model.
Rosalyn C Rael*, Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab
Annette Ostling, University of Michigan
Trevor Bedford, University of Edinburgh
Rafael D'Andrea, University of Michigan
(1077922845)

10:00 a.m.
Climatedriven dynamics of seasonal influenza in the tropical regions.
Maria C.A. Leite*, University of Toledo
Xiamgming Xiao, Deartment of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma
Meijun Zhu, University of Oklahoma
(107734603)

10:30 a.m.
Persistence and Competitive Exclusion for a Nonautonomous MultiStrain SIR Epidemic Model with Nonlinear Host Mortality.
Azmy S. Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Paul Salceanu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1077921269)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, III
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology Jacqueline Jensen, Sam Houston State University Darren A Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu

8:00 a.m.
Geometry of Surfaces with Density.
Miguel A. Fernandez*, Truman State University
Ping Ngai Chung, MIT
Niralee K. Shah, Wiliams College
Luis A. Sordo Vieira, Wayne State University
(1077511580)

8:30 a.m.
A Survey of the Feasibility of Similarity Measures for use in Rigid Registration.
John A.W.B. Costanzo*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Nathan D. Cahill, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1077652775)

9:00 a.m.
Identification of Certain Parameters in Fourth Order Boundary Value Problems.
Andrew N Zemke*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Akhtar Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1077651405)

9:30 a.m.
Differences of multiple Fibonacci numbers.
Hannah Alpert*, MIT
(1077111733)

10:00 a.m.
A Tropical Proof of the BrillNoether Theorem.
Filip Cools, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Jan Draisma, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Sam Payne, Yale University
Elina Robeva*, Harvard University
(1077052803)

10:30 a.m.
Gromov's knot distortion.
John V Pardon*, Stanford University
(1077532900)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Tensor Categories and Representation Theory, I
Room 103, Hynes Organizers: Deepak Naidu, Northern Illinois University dnaidu@math.niu.edu Dmitri Nikshych, University of New Hampshire

8:00 a.m.
On the algebra of a class of finitedimensional objects which accounts for some invariants of $1$$1$ tangles, knots, and links.
David E. Radford*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1077161188)

8:30 a.m.
$3$Dimensional Topology and Finite Tensor Categories.
Noah Snyder*, Columbia University
Christopher Douglas, Oxford University
Christopher SchommerPries, MIT
(107717390)

9:00 a.m.
On an equivalence of categories of relative YetterDrinfeld modules.
Istvan Heckenberger*, Philipps University Marburg
(107781984)

9:30 a.m.
Ideals in Deligne's $\underline{Re}p(GL_\delta)$.
Jonny Comes*, Lewis and Clark College
(1077181607)

10:00 a.m.
Forms of tensor categories over arbitrary fields.
Pavel Etingof*, MIT
Shlomo Gelaki, Technion
(107718447)

10:30 a.m.
On Symmetric Tensor Categories.
Shlomo Gelaki*, Technion  I.I.T, Haifa, Israel
(1077161326)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Applications of Stochastic Differential and Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 107, Hynes Organizers: Edward Allen, Texas Tech University Mahmoud Anabtawi, American University of Sharjah Armando Arciniega, University of Texas at San Antonio armando.arciniega@utsa.edu Gangaram S. Ladde, University of South Florida Sivapragasam Sathananthan, Tennessee State University

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Uniformly and Partially Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, III
Fairfield, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Todd Fisher, Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on the Mathematics of Computation: Algebra and Number Theory, III
Room 109, Hynes Organizers: JeanMarc Couveignes, Université de Toulouse Michael J. Mossinghoff, Davidson College Igor E. Shparlinski, Macquarie University, Australia igor@ics.mq.edu.au

8:00 a.m.
Interesting families of algebraic curves.
T. Shaska*, Oakland University
L. Beshaj, Research Institute of Science and Technology
V. Hoxha, Research Institute of Science and Technology
(107714175)

8:30 a.m.
An Application of QuasiInverse Rings.
Harlan Kadish*, Texas A&M University
(107713409)

9:00 a.m.
Lattice Cryptography and Pseudorandomness.
Daniele Micciancio*, UCSD
(1077682091)

9:30 a.m.
The Entropic Discriminant.
Raman Sanyal, Freie Universitat Berlin
Bernd Sturmfels*, UC Berkeley
Cynthia Vinzant, University of Michigan
(10771435)

10:00 a.m.
On the computation of Galois Belyi maps.
John Voight*, University of Vermont
(107711177)

10:30 a.m.
Number Fields Unramified Away From 2.
John W Jones*, Arizona State University
(107711182)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Associative and Nonassociative Algebras and Rings: Homological Algebras and Category Theory, II
Room 308, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Cartan Type Lie Superalgebra $\widetilde{S}(n)$ over a Field of Positive Characteristic.
Qiang Mu*, Harbin Normal University, China
(1077171576)

8:15 a.m.
Equivalent Condition of Primitivity for Semifields.
linlin Chen*, University of Texas at Arlington
Minerva Cordero, University of Texas at Arlington
(1077171432)

8:30 a.m.
Equivalence Classes of Subquotients of Pseudodifferential Operator Modules on the Line.
Jeannette Mun Larsen*, University of North Texas
(1077171762)

8:45 a.m.
Maximal weights and multiplicities of certain $\widehat{sl}(n)$modules.
Rebecca L. Jayne*, Washington College
Kailash C. Misra, North Carolina State University
(10771763)

9:00 a.m.
Ring maps, derived categories, and the Bousfield Lattice.
Luke Wolcott*, University of Washington
(107718893)

9:15 a.m.
Coherence of canonicallydefined natural transformations in the derived category of $\ell$adic sheaves.
Ryan Cohen Reich*, UCLA
(1077182289)

9:30 a.m.
The stable derived category of a polynomial ring in two variables modulo the quadratic forms.
Daniel A. Bravo Vivallo*, University of Southern Maine
(1077181623)

9:45 a.m.
The projective stable derived category of a ring.
James Gillespie*, Ramapo College
(1077181656)

10:00 a.m.
Finite generation of the cohomology of quotients of a PBW algebra.
Piyush Ravindra Shroff*, Texas A&M University
(1077181052)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, VII
Room 111, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Logconcavity of the Partition Function.
Janine E. Janoski*, Clemson University
Neil J. Calkin, Clemson University
Brian Bowers, Clemson University
Kerry Gannon, Nazareth College
Katie Jones, University of Kentucky
Anna Kirkpatrick, University of South Carolina
(107705914)

8:15 a.m.
Minimum Clique Number, Chromatic Number, and Ramsey Numbers.
Gaku Liu*, Princeton University
(1077051042)

8:30 a.m.
3shuffles of permutations.
Camillia Smith Barnes*, Sweet Briar College
(1077051126)

8:45 a.m.
Codes of compositions.
John T. Hird*, North Carolina State University
Naihuan Jing, North Carolina State University
Ernest Stitzinger, North Carolina State University
(107705989)

9:00 a.m.
Parallel Double Rule Application in Signed Graphs.
Margaret Meyerhofer*, Carnegie Mellon University
(107705967)

9:15 a.m.
Combination of ordered trees associated with nonnegative integer sequences.
Hana Kim*, Sungkyunkwan University
GiSang Cheon, Sungkyunkwan University
L. W. Shapiro, Howard University
(1077051811)

9:30 a.m.
$h$vectors of small matroid complexes.
Jesus A DeLoera, UC Davis
Yvonne Kemper, UC Davis
Steven Klee*, UC Davis
(107705997)

9:45 a.m.
SubtractionDivision Games, Patterns, and Selfsimilarity.
Elizabeth J. Kupin*, Rutgers University
(107705913)

10:00 a.m.
Part Products of Random $S$Restricted Compositions.
Caroline Shapcott*, Drexel University
(107705754)

10:15 a.m.
Restricted rooted nonseparable planar maps.
Sergey Kitaev, University of Strathclyde, Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Pavel Salimov, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics SB RAS
Christopher Clark Severs, Arizona State University
Henning Arnor Ulfarsson*, Reykjavik University, School of Computer Science
(1077051823)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Differential Geometry, II
Room 105, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Ford Circles and Spheres.
Sam Northshield*, SUNYPlattsburgh
(1077512722)

8:15 a.m.
The KählerRicci flow, the Mabuchi metric, and the existence of KählerEinstein metrics.
Donovan C. McFeron*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(107753149)

8:30 a.m.
Curve Matching via Discrete Invariants.
Susan B Crook*, North Carolina State University
(1077532155)

8:45 a.m.
Metric Fibrations from Simply Connected Rank  One Projective Spaces.
Richard H. Escobales,Jr.*, Canisius College
(1077531365)

9:00 a.m.
Rectifying Viviani curves.
Scott J. Simmons*, Drury University
(1077531756)

9:15 a.m.
A Model Category Structure on Smooth Spaces.
Dan Christensen, the University of Western Ontario
Enxin Wu*, the University of Western Ontario
(1077532470)

9:30 a.m.
An example of a wild geometric structure.
Stanislav Dubrovskiy*, MSRI
Mikhail Shubin, Northeastern University
(1077532596)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Assorted Topics, I
Room 201, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
Investigations of the Riemann Hypothesis  Three Independent Confirmations.
Donald Leigh Hitzl*, LockheedMartin Advanced Technology Center
Frank Zele, LockheedMartin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory
(1077VL22)

8:15 a.m.
Exposed and strongly exposed points in symmetric spaces of measurable operators.
Malgorzata M Czerwinska*, University of Mississippi
(1077VL2545)

8:30 a.m.
Apriori bounds and maximum principles for some higher order nonlinear pdes.
Anita Mareno*, Penn State Harrisburg
(1077VL392)

8:45 a.m.
"Resistance" is Futile: Understanding the Effect of Resistance in Physical Systems.
Perry Y.C. Lee*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1077VL1892)

9:00 a.m.
What Does the Normality Test Indicate About the Coverage Probability of the One Sample tbased Confidence Interval?
Daniel J. Ghezzi*, King's College, WilkesBarre, Pa.
(1077VL1997)

9:15 a.m.
Modeling Examination scores with the Wakeby Distribution.
Bernard Beecher*, Bmcc/CUNYThe City University of New York
(1077VL1947)

9:30 a.m.
Jensen's Inequality Versus Algebra in Finding the Exact Maximum.
Mohammad K Azarian*, University of Evansville
(1077VL610)

9:45 a.m.
Asymptotic Behavior of some Strodt Polynomials.
Timothy B. Flowers*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1077VL2411)

10:00 a.m.
Wilf's conjecture.
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Valerio De Angelis*, Xavier University of Louisiana
Victor Moll, Tulane University
(1077VL2526)

10:15 a.m.
The Algebraic Thinking Project and the Encyclopedia of Algebraic Thinking.
Steve Rhine, Willamette University
Colin Starr*, Willamette University
(1077VL2001)

10:30 a.m.
Using Screen Capture Video to Aid Instruction.
Pat Kiihne*, Illinois College
(1077VL942)

10:45 a.m.
Communication: The Success to Online Courses.
Edward D. Smith*, Pima Community College
(1077VL2921)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Assorted Topics, II
Room 202, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
Into the deep end of the mathematical pool: some preliminary experiences teaching with IBL.
Kayla Bradley Dwelle*, Ouachita Baptist University
Ruth A. Enoch, Arkansas Tech University
(1077VL1930)

8:15 a.m.
Contradictions in the Common Core State Standards: Problems and a possible solution.
Patricia Baggett*, New Mexico State University
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1077VL347)

8:30 a.m.
Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Shanghai for Grades 19.
Hong Yuan*, The City University of New York
Xinsheng Lu, Shanghai Normal University
(1077VL2389)

8:45 a.m.
Hua Lookeng's Movement of Popularizing Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy (1958 to 1985).
Jean W. Richard*, BMCC CUNY The City University of New York
Hong Yuan, BMCC CUNY The City University of New York
(1077VL2557)

9:00 a.m.
Status, Interaction, and Undergraduate Mathematics in Nigeria: A VLP Experience.
Martha Byrne*, University of New Mexico
(1077VL346)

9:15 a.m.
Perceptions of Turkish High School Mathematics Teachers Regarding the 2005 Curricular Changes and Their Effects on Mathematical Proficiency and University Entrance Exam Preparation.
S Nihan Er*, Ohio University
(1077VL2859)

9:30 a.m.
Native Americanbased Mathematics Materials for Undergraduate Courses.
Charles Peter Funkhouser*, California State University Fullerton
Scott A. Annin, California State University Fullerton
Miles Pfahl, Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND
(1077VL2826)

9:45 a.m.
Project SOAR: Providing LowIncome, FirstGeneration, Underrepresented STEM Students Comprehensive Support for Success.
Heather A Bullen, Northern Kentucky University
Kristi L Haik, Northern Kentucky University
Gail Mackin*, Northern Kentucky University
(1077VL492)

10:00 a.m.
Recruitment and Retention of First Generation Mathematics Majors.
Elizabeth K. Mauch*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1077VL500)

10:15 a.m.
"Leading Disadvantaged Students to Success in Mathematics"  A midterm report of our SSTEM funded project.
Zhanbo Yang*, University of the Incarnate Word
F G Wukovits, University of the Incarnate Word
A. Daniel, University of the Incarnate Word
J. Beltrami, University of the Incarnate Word
(1077VL639)

10:30 a.m.
Mentoring and Networking Mathematics and Science Majors in Applying Mathematics.
Frederick A. Adkins*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
YuJu Kuo, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1077VL2895)

10:45 a.m.
Mentoring Junior Faculty: A Formula for Success.
Jenna P. Carpenter*, Louisiana Tech University
(1077VL982)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Research in Algebra and Topology
Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
Finite Type Knot Invariants.
Lena Folwaczny*, Univesity of Illinois, Chicago
(1077VJ2832)

8:15 a.m.
The Coefficient Space of Polynomial Knots.
Lee Stemkoski*, Adelphi University
(1077VJ2199)

8:30 a.m.
Adding Complexity to Playing TicTacToe.
Mary J Riegel*, University of Montana
(1077VJ2664)

8:45 a.m.
On global invariants of fibrations of smooth complete intersections.
James A Fullwood*, Florida State University
(1077VJ2579)

9:00 a.m.
Regular Graded Skew Clifford Algebras of Low Global Dimension.
Manizheh Nafari*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1077VJ2505)

9:15 a.m.
Global Weyl modules for twisted loop algebras.
Nathaniael J Manning*, University of California, Riverside
Ghislain Fourier, Mathematisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Germany
Prasad Senesi, The Catholic University of America
(1077VJ2133)

9:30 a.m.
BGG reciprocity for the current algebra of $\mathfrak {sl}_2$.
Matthew L. Bennett*, University of California, Riverside
Nathaniael J. Manning, University of California, Riverside
Vyjayanthi Chari, University of California, Riverside
(1077VJ2118)

9:45 a.m.
On FourierMukai type functors.
Alice Rizzardo*, Columbia University
(1077VJ2247)

10:00 a.m.
Improving the Consistency Strength of Reflection at $\aleph_{\omega+1}$.
Zachary Paul Faubion*, University of California, Irvine
(1077VJ2838)

10:15 a.m.
Compactness properties of the second uncountable cardinal.
Sean D. Cox*, University of Münster
(1077VJ2762)

10:30 a.m.
Creating Separation in Topological Spaces.
Jay R. Stine*, Misericordia University
(1077VJ552)

10:45 a.m.
LusternikSchnirelmann Category and the connectivity of $X$.
Nicholas A Scoville*, Ursinus College
(1077VJ2933)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Research in Graph Theory and Combinatorics
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the Limiting Distribution of Eigenvalues of Large Random dRegular Graphs with Weighted Edges.
Michael Cap Khoury*, University of Michigan  Ann Arbor
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1077VJ636)

8:15 a.m.
Necessary Spectral Conditions for 2coloring Regular 3uniform Hypergraphs.
Franklin H.J. Kenter*, University of California, San Diego
(1077VJ2586)

8:30 a.m.
Cops and Robber on the hypercube.
David Offner*, Westminster College
(1077VJ2398)

8:45 a.m.
Randomly Altering Graphs via Vertex Switching.
Jacob Hughes*, University of California  San Diego
(1077VJ2236)

9:00 a.m.
Virus Dynamics in Star Graphs.
Alexander GreavesTunnell*, Williams College
Thealexa Becker, Smith College
Aryeh Kontorovich, Ben Gurion University
Steven Miller, Williams College
Pradeep Ravikumar, University of Texas, Austin
Karen Shen, Stanford University
(1077VJ2175)

9:15 a.m.
The Firefighter Problem for Directed Grids.
Daniel P. Biebighauser*, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
(1077VJ1695)

9:30 a.m.
Total Efficient Domination in Cayley Graphs.
Keegan C. Gary*, Kennesaw State University
Mari Castle, Kennesaw State University
Joe DeMaio, Kennesaw State University
(1077VJ924)

9:45 a.m.
The Characteristic Polynomial for BiRooted Trees.
Steven J. Tedford*, Misericordia University, Dallas PA.
(1077VJ553)

10:00 a.m.
Combinatorial Interpretations of Congruences for the sptfunction.
George E Andrews, Pennsylvania State University
Frank G Garvan, University of Florida
Jie L. Liang*, University of Central Florida
(1077VJ2404)

10:15 a.m.
Counting the Number of Invalid Reductions of Fractions  How "Weird" are "Weird" Fractions?
Ryan Stuffelbeam*, Transylvania University
(1077VJ2384)

10:30 a.m.
How Many Unique 4 by 4 Natural Magic Squares are There?
Peter Staab*, Fitchburg State University
Jared Weed, Fitchburg State University
(1077VJ2337)

10:45 a.m.
Thompson's Group and the Four Color Theorem.
Garry S. Bowlin*, SUNY Oneonta
(1077VJ2096)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Logic, and Ordered and General Algebraic Structures
Room 209, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, Field Theory, and Polynomials, III
Room 305, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Dihedral $p$adic fields.
Chad Awtrey*, Elon University
(1077111766)

8:15 a.m.
Selectivity in Quaternion Algebras.
Benjamin Linowitz*, Dartmouth College
(107711533)

8:30 a.m.
Symbolic evaluation of logsine integrals in polylogarithmic terms.
Jonathan M. Borwein, University of Newcastle, NSW Australia
Armin Straub*, Tulane University
(107711487)

8:45 a.m.
Break.

9:00 a.m.
A Set of Quadratic Equations For Factoring or Primality Determination of odd 6*n + or 1 Type Odd Integers.
L J Balasundaram*, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(10771196)

9:15 a.m.
Asymptotics for polynomials from integer partitions.
Robert P Boyer*, Drexel University
(1077111970)

9:30 a.m.
Making imprimitive characters behave primitively.
Ryan C Daileda*, Trinity University
Nathan C Jones, University of Mississippi
(1077112476)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 110, Hynes

8:00 a.m.
Slow Drift and Fast Asynchronous Oscillatory Instabilities of Spike Patterns in a OneDimensional Singularly Perturbed Brusselator Model.
Justin C Tzou*, Northwestern University
Yana Nec, University of British Columbia
Michael J Ward, University of British Columbia
(1077351151)

8:15 a.m.
Mixed Boundary Value Problem for Quasilinear Elliptic Equations.
Chunquan Tang*, Iowa State University
Gary M. Lieberman, Iowa State University
(1077351081)

8:30 a.m.
Schur Complements and Block Preconditioners for Coupled Diffusion Systems.
Geoffrey Robert Wienefeld Dillon*, Texas Tech University
(1077352421)

8:45 a.m.
The 2D Boussinesq equations with partial viscous dissipation.
Dhanapati Adhikari*, Marywood Univeersity
Jiahong Wu, Oklahoma State University
(1077352232)

9:00 a.m.
The Nonlinear KleinGordon Equation and Average Variational Principle.
Lokenath Debnath*, The University of Texas  Pan American
(107735927)

9:15 a.m.
Extended fifthorder KdV type equations.
Netra P Khanal*, The University of Tampa
(107735882)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear multiintegrable couplings with Hamiltonian structures.
WenXiu Ma*, University of South Florida
(107735604)

9:45 a.m.
Hölder continuity of a bounded weak solution of generalized parabolic $p$Laplacian type equations.
Sukjung Hwang*, Iowa State University
Gary Lieberman, Iowa State University
(107735106)

10:00 a.m.
On conformal mappings of spherical domains.
Lioudmila Bourchtein*, Pelotas State University, Brazil
Andrei Bourchtein, Pelotas State University, Brazil
(107786254)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Trends in Teaching Mathematics Online, I
Room 311, Hynes Organizers: Michael B. Scott, California State University, Monterey Bay mscott@csumb.edu

8:00 a.m.
Implications for learning transition level mathematics using a distance delivery model.
Ronald L Merritt*, Athens State University
(1077O594)

8:20 a.m.
An Analysis of 4 College Algebra Classes With or Without Computer Software Support.
Bonnie L. Oppenheimer*, Mississippi University for Women
(1077O5195)

8:40 a.m.
On Synchronous Distance Teaching in a Mathematics MS Program.
Kuiyuan Li*, University of West Florida
Raid Amin, University of West Florida
Josphat Uvah, University of West Florida
(1077O5231)

9:00 a.m.
Students' Attitude Toward Assessment of onLine Learning of College Algebra and Intermediate Algebra.
A. S. Elkhader*, Northern State University
(1077O5350)

9:20 a.m.
Exploring the Effect of Using Technology on the online Learning of Algebra.
Bashar Zogheib*, American University of Kuwait
(1077O51167)

9:40 a.m.
Expanding Redesign Success.
Elizabeth A Eagle*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC (UNCC)
(1077O52122)

10:00 a.m.
Teaching a General Education Math Course Online with Discussion boards and a Screencast system.
James Baglama*, University of Rhode Island
(1077O52044)

10:20 a.m.
On WeBWork: how to Design a Model Course that is Concise and Complete?
Shumei C Richman*, Columbia, SC
(1077O51914)

10:40 a.m.
Online PREP Workshops: The experience of teaching online professional development courses in mathematics.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
(1077O51221)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the History of Mathematics and Its Uses in the Classroom, II
Room 312, Hynes Organizers: Amy ShellGellasch, Beloit College shella@beloit.edu

8:00 a.m.
The History of Irrational and Transcendental Numbers; Classroom Benefits.
Charlie L Smith*, Park University
(1077E12677)

8:20 a.m.
A President, A. Partridge, and Practical Mathematics.
Dick Jardine*, Keene State College
(1077E12008)

8:40 a.m.
Exploring Prime Numbers in Classes with Preservice and Inservice Teachers.
Jim Fulmer*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Tom McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1077E11053)

9:00 a.m.
Mayan Geometry in the Classroom.
Cynthia J. Woodburn*, Pittsburg State University
(1077E1441)

9:20 a.m.
When a Number System Loses Uniqueness: The Case of the Maya.
Amy ShellGellasch*, Beloit College, Beloit WI
Pedro Freitas, FCUL Universidade de Lisboa
(1077E1562)

9:40 a.m.
Could they have known it generalized? could they? Giving credit where credit {probably} due.
Steven R Benson*, Lesley University
(1077E12233)

10:00 a.m.
Putting Mathematics Education Controversies in Historical Context.
H. Smith Risser*, Montana Tech
(1077E12108)

10:20 a.m.
Number theory à la Sophie Germain: a course of guided discovery from her research manuscripts on Fermat's Last Theorem.
David J. Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
(1077E1627)

10:40 a.m.
A Partial Examination of the Evolution of Structural Design.
Patricia Williams*, Piedmont College
Elizabeth C. Rogers, Piedmont College
(1077E12857)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Mathematical Preparation of Teachers: The Impact of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, I
Room 310, Hynes Organizers: Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu Elizabeth Burroughs, Montana State University Holly Peters Hirst, Appalachian State University William McCallum, The University of Arizona

8:00 a.m.
Aligning the SelfEfficacy to Teach Statistics (SETS) Instrument to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Leigh M. Harrell Williams*, Virginia Tech
Teri J. Murphy, Norhtern Kentucky University
M. Alejandra Sorto, Texas State University  San Marcos
Rebecca L. Pierce, Ball State University
Lawrence M. Lesser, The University of Texas at El Paso
(1077F5979)

8:20 a.m.
Uncovering and Discovering: CCSS Mathematical Process Standards in a Mathematics Course for Middle School Teachers.
Teresa D Magnus*, Rivier College, Nashua NH
Ann Gaffney, River College and Londonderry Middle School
(1077F5222)

8:40 a.m.
Using Video Excerpts from Authentic Mathematics Classrooms to Demonstrate the Mathematical Practices at Various Grade Levels.
Taliesin Sutton*, University of Arizona
Nicole Kersting, University of Arizona
(1077F52914)

9:00 a.m.
Using Experience from the Past to Move Forward to the Common Core State Standards.
Elizabeth C. Rogers*, Piedmont College
(1077F52908)

9:20 a.m.
Advanced Teacher Capacity in Mathematics and the Common Core.
Gregory D Foley*, Ohio University
(1077F52643)

9:40 a.m.
Enhancing the content knowledge of preservice secondary mathematics teachers: Understanding connections.
Yating Liu*, The Ohio State University
(1077F52087)

10:00 a.m.
InquiryBased Courses at UAB for Prospective Elementary and Middle School Teachers Modeling the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Tommy Smith*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John C Mayer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Donna Ware, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1077F52050)

10:20 a.m.
Developing Teachers' Flexibility in Geometry: Addressing the CCSS Mathematics Objectives.
Tanya Berezovski*, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
(1077F5859)

10:40 a.m.
Updating the CBMS report on the mathematical education of teachers and the Common Core.
William McCallum*, The University of Arizona
(1077F52955)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Recent Advances in Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence Models
Room 206, Hynes Organizers: Edriss Titi, University of California Irvine etiti@math.uci.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the wellposedness of the NavierStokesMaxwell system.
Slim Ibrahim*, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Nader Masmoudi, Courant Institute, New York University
(1077351835)

8:30 a.m.
Global solutions for the EulerMaxwell equation.
Pierre M Germain*, Courant Institute, New York University.
(1077351529)

9:00 a.m.
Break.

9:30 a.m.
Global wellposedness of 2D anisotropic Boussinesq equations.
Chongsheng Cao*, Florida International University
Jiahong Wu, Oklahoma State University
(1077351904)

10:00 a.m.
Ensemble Dynamics and Bred Vectors.
Anna L Mazzucato*, Pennsylvania State University
(1077371552)

10:30 a.m.
Pressure Beneath a Stokes Wave.
Walter A Strauss*, Brown University
(1077761170)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Assorted Topics, III
Room 304, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:15 a.m.
A Student Inspired Capstone Experience.
Elyn Rykken*, Muhlenberg College
(1077VL2695)

8:30 a.m.
Creating a Meaningful Mock Classroom Experience for PreService Secondary Teachers.
Becky E Hall*, Western Connecticut State University
(1077VL2278)

8:45 a.m.
How I Taught A Course About The History Of Mathematics For The First Time.
Ricardo Enrique Rojas*, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota.
(1077VL1668)

9:00 a.m.
An Overview of Numeral Systems.
Walter S. Sizer*, Minnesota State University Moorhead
(1077VL340)

9:15 a.m.
Red, White, and Blue: Pythagorean Triples in Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching.
Homer W. Austin*, Salisbury University
Jathan W. Austin, University of Delaware
(1077VL1377)

9:30 a.m.
Deciphering a Message Using the Vigen$\grave{e}$re Square.
Bill Linderman*, King College
(1077VL1724)

9:45 a.m.
Benjamin Franklin's Magic.
Rebecca Garcia*, Sam Houston State University
(1077VL2879)

10:00 a.m.
Combinatorial Proofs of Fibonacci Identities by Means of the Path Graph.
John T. Jacobson*, Kennesaw State University
(1077VL842)

10:15 a.m.
Domination and Independence on the Triangular Honeycomb Chessboard.
Hong Lien T. Tran*, Kennesaw State University
(1077VL846)

10:30 a.m.
Tiling Deficient Chessboards with $n$Polyominoes.
Kristina J Woodside*, Washington and Jefferson College
(1077VL2396)

10:45 a.m.
Counting Liars and Truthtellers: Binomial Identities through Logic Puzzles.
Oscar Levin*, University of Northern Colorado
(1077VL2402)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:25 a.m.4:30 p.m.
AWM Workshop
This session has several parts that will be listed separately by time in this program. All presentations are open to all JMM participants.
Room 306, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Applications of Dynamical Systems
Room 302, Hynes Organizers: Gene Wayne, Boston University cew@math.bu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Chaos, Complex Dynamics, and Undergraduate Research Projects.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(1077AB103)

9:00 a.m.
Patterns of Oscillation in Network Systems.
Martin Golubitsky*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State
(1077AB557)

9:30 a.m.
A Dynamical Systems Approach to Paleoclimate Models.
Richard McGehee*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1077AB1019)

10:00 a.m.
Lagrangian Dynamics and the incorporation of data into ocean models.
Christopher K R T Jones*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1077AB2388)

10:30 a.m.
Snakes and ladders.
Bjorn Sandstede*, Brown University
(1077AB1739)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Invariants of Groups and Related Topics, I
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Nic Koban, University of Maine, Farmington Peter N. Wong, Bates College pwong@bates.edu

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis of Partial Differential Equation Models in Biology and Chemical Physics, I
Room 300, Hynes Organizers: Zhonghai Ding, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Zhaosheng Feng, University of TexasPan American zsfeng@utpa.edu

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Room 309, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

8:30 a.m.
Raising Awareness of the History of Mathematics in High School Curriculum.
Leslie BolingerHorton*, Quinsigamond Community College
Regina M. Panasuk, University of Massachusetts Lowell
(1077VF375)

8:45 a.m.
History of Computation as a Professional Development Course for Middle School Teachers.
Todd H. Moore, Kansas State University
Andrew G. Bennett*, Kansas State University
Carlos W. CastilloGarsow, Kansas State University
(1077VF2076)

9:00 a.m.
Using the History of Women in Mathematics to Address Gender Equity and Prepare Future Teachers.
Jacqueline M. Dewar*, Loyola Marymount University
Lily S. Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University
Alissa S. Crans, Loyola Marymount University
(1077VF2181)

9:15 a.m.
Mathematical Thinking: Can we ever agree on a definition? A conceptual metaanalysis.
Sean F Argyle*, Kent State University
(1077VF1263)

9:30 a.m.
Geometric constructions using a finite compass and a finite straightedge.
David S Richeson*, Dickinson College
(1077VF2530)

9:45 a.m.
Best Web sites for the history of mathematics.
Paul R. Bialek*, Trinity International University
(1077VF2626)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.s
Room 306, Hynes Organizers: Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University Rachelle DeCoste, Wheaton College Kirsten Eisentraeger, Pennsylvania State University Susan Williams, University of South Alabama

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Models for engaging undergraduate students in research.
Room 208, Hynes
Organizers:
David Damiano, College of the Holy Cross
Steven J. Miller, Williams College
Moderators:
David Damiano,
Panelists:
Dean M. Evasius, National Science Foundation
Joe Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth
Jake Levinson, University of Michigan
Steven Miller, Williams College
GinaMaria Pomann, North Carolina State University
Ivelisse Rubio, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Motivating Statistical and Quantitative Learning through Social Engagement
Room 203, Hynes Organizers: Brian Gill, Seattle Pacific University bgill@spu.edu Eric Gaze, Bowdoin College Andrew Zieffler, University of Minnesota Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University

8:40 a.m.
Mathematics for a Just World: Teaching Quantitative Literacy Through Social Justice Issues and Service Learning.
Bonnie J Shulman*, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
(1077J1143)

9:00 a.m.
Quantitative Literacy in a FirstYear Seminar Course.
Maria G Fung*, Worcester State University
(1077J11973)

9:20 a.m.
Service Learning Project in a FirstYear Seminar.
Zeynep Teymuroglu*, Rollins College
(1077J1768)

9:40 a.m.
Break.

10:00 a.m.
Quantitative Reasoning and Informed Citizenship: Building Students' Awareness of Social Issues.
Alicia Sevilla*, Moravian College
Kay Somers, Moravian College
(1077J12467)

10:20 a.m.
Math Trails in Undergraduate Mathematics.
Mike Daven, Mount Saint Mary College
Lee Fothergill*, Mount Saint Mary College
(1077J1161)

10:40 a.m.
How Does Acceptance of Lesbian and Gay Men Spread in a Social Network?
Angela VierlingClaassen*, Lesley University
Dorea VierlingClaassen, Brown University
(1077J1784)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall D, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Beyond $q$: Special functions on elliptic curves.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Eric Rains*, California Institute of Technology
(10773309)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Set Theory and Infinitary Model Theory.
Room 207, Hynes
John Baldwin*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(107703152)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part B
Elementary mathematics in architecture.
Salon AB, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Alexander J. Hahn, University of Notre Dame

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #13: Part B
Interactive applets for calculus and differential equations.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Haynes Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part B
Mathematics and backgammon.
Salon CD, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
Robert Koca, Community College of Baltimore County

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles Demonstration for JMM Participants, Teachers, and other Mathematical Enthusiasts
Come learn about and participate in this Math Circles experience.
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
James Tanton, St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
CSPCC Case Study Group
MIT, 3rd Floor, Marriott

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
2nd Floor Corridor by Veterans Auditorium, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion
Themes on the Undergraduate Preparation of Contemporary Mathematics Graduate Students.
Room 101, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Exhibit Hall C, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Assorted Topics, IV
Room 309, Hynes Organizers: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College jbeineke@wne.edu Lynette Boos, Providence College lboos@providence.edu Aliza Steurer, Dominican University asteurer@dom.edu

Saturday January 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session, II
Room 207, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles Demonstration for Undergraduate Students
Come learn about and participate in this Math Circles experience.
Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
James Tanton, St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University

Saturday January 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting
Room 101, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Mathematical challenges in climate and sustainability.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Mary Lou Zeeman*, Bowdoin College
(1077A007)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Graduate Students
Room 306, Hynes

10:30 a.m.
An alternative approach to hyperbolic structures on link complements.
Morwen Thistlethwaite, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Anastasiia Tsvietkova*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(107757134)

10:30 a.m.
Hilbert Functions and Graded Betti Numbers of Arithmetically Gorenstein Points on General Surfaces in $\mathbb{P}^3$.
Megan Patnott*, University of Notre Dame
(107714197)

10:30 a.m.
On the Unimodality of Pure $O$Sequences.
Bernadette M Boyle*, University of Notre Dame
(107713205)

10:30 a.m.
Reflection groups: Comparing length and codimension.
Briana FosterGreenwood*, University of North Texas
(107705211)

10:30 a.m.
The von Kármán theory for incompressible elastic shells.
Hui Li*, University of Minnesota
(107774230)

10:30 a.m.
Sumlistcoloring and scgreedy graphs.
Michelle A. Lastrina*, Iowa State University
(107705232)

10:30 a.m.
Splittings of NonFinitely Generated Groups.
Robin M. Lassonde*, University of Michigan
(107720249)

10:30 a.m.
Equivalence and Duality for RankMetric and Matrix Codes.
Katherine Morrison*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(107794257)

10:30 a.m.
Extending the analysis of the Blum medial axis to multiple regions.
Ellen K Gasparovic*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(107754261)

10:30 a.m.
Tracking Control and Robustness Analysis for PVTOL Aircraft under Bounded Feedbacks.
Aleksandra Gruszka*, Louisiana State University
Michael Malisoff, Louisiana State University
Frederic Mazenc, Team INRIA DISCO, CNRSSupelec
(107793306)

10:30 a.m.
Uniqueness and multiplicity results for classes of infinite positone problems.
Eunkyung Ko*, Mississippi State University
(107735307)

10:30 a.m.
The topology of restricted partition posets.
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
JiYoon Jung*, University of Kentucky
(107705308)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Chairs:
Paul Zorn, Saint Olaf College

Saturday January 7, 2012, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
Profinite (Continuous) Equivariant Higher Algebraic Ktheory for the Action of Algebraic Groups.
Room 101, Hynes
Aderemi Oluyomi Kuku*, Grambling State University
(107719884)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part B
A dynamical systems approach to the differential equations course.
Salon AB, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Paul Blanchard, Boston University
Robert Devaney, Boston University

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Advanced Investigations on Applied Optimization and Multiple Fractional Programming
Room 109, Hynes Organizers: Ram U. Verma, Texas A&M University verma99@msn.com Alexander J. Zaslavski, Technion, Israel

1:00 p.m.
The $\epsilon$Optimality conditions for Multiobjective Fractional Programming Problems.
R. N. Mohapatra*, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Ram U Verma, Teaxs A & M University, Kingsville, Texas
(107749223)

1:30 p.m.
Stochastic differential equations on Banach spaces and optimization of supports of measures induced.
Nasir U. Ahmed*, University of Ottawa
(10779362)

2:00 p.m.
Finding momentmatching cubature formulas using optimization techniques, with applications in stochastic optimization.
Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
David Papp*, Northwestern University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
(1077651472)

2:30 p.m.
Subdifferentials of Supremum Lipschitzian Functions and Its Applications to Nonsmooth Semiinfinite and Infinite Programs.
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Nghia Tran*, Wayne State University
(107749221)

3:00 p.m.
Quantum Games & Quaternionic Strategies.
Aden Omar Ahmed*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
(107749323)

3:30 p.m.
HigherOrder Necessary Conditions in Nonsmooth Set Constrained Optimization.
Elena Constantin*, University of PittsburghJohnstown
(107749178)

4:00 p.m.
The Smallest Intersecting Ball Problem and the Smallest Enclosing Ball Problem: Numerical Implementation.
Mau Nam Nguyen*, University of TexasPan American
Cristina Villalobos, University of TexasPan American
(1077901718)

4:30 p.m.
Metric subregularity for compositeconvex generalized equations in Banach spaces.
Xiyin Zheng, Yunnan University, P.R. China
Wei Ouyang*, Wayne State University
(107749448)

5:00 p.m.
Convergence of a proximal point method and of a projected subgradient method in the presence of computational errors in Hilbert spaces.
Alexander J. Zaslavski*, The Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
(107749278)

5:30 p.m.
The Weak Optimality Conditions for Multiple Objective Fractional Programming Based on Generalized Invexity of Higher Order.
Ram U Verma*, Texas A&M University
(107790623)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems and Random Matrices, IV
Room 107, Hynes Organizers: Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado adzham@unco.edu Kenichi Maruno, University of Texas, Pan American Virgil Pierce, University of Texas, Pan American

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Climate Change and Sustainability
Room 302, Hynes Organizers: Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu Chris Danforth, University of Vermont

1:00 p.m.
A Toy Climate Laboratory for Chaos and Differential Equations.
Chris Danforth*, Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont
(1077AE1780)

1:30 p.m.
Teaching with `Weather in a Tank'.
John Marshall*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077AE1777)

2:00 p.m.
A Model Hierarchy for Undergraduate Education in Radiative and Convective Heat Transfer.
Kerry A Emanuel*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077AE1828)

2:30 p.m.
Exploring Sustainability in a DevelopmentalLevel Mathematics Course.
Rikki B. Wagstrom*, Metropolitan State University
(1077AE1867)

3:00 p.m.
Sustainability in precalculus: leveraging biofuels data to write novel conceptual problems on function behavior and other concepts.
Guadalupe I. Lozano*, The University of Arizona
(1077AE2788)

3:30 p.m.
Environmental Mathematics in a First Year Program.
John B Little*, College of the Holy Cross
(1077AE1825)

4:00 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Public Policy Decisions Aimed at Mitigating Climate Change.
Frank Wattenberg*, United States Military Academy
(1077AE1822)

4:30 p.m.
Short Term (NonAsymptotic) Linear Stability of Ecosystems: The Role of NonSelfAdjointness in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Agricultural Systems.
Gidon Eshel*, Bard College
Andrew Ma, Univ. of Wisconsin
Olivia Romeo, Bates College
(1077AE703)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Control of Biological and Physical Systems, II
Simmons, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Wandi Ding, Middle Tennessee State University wding@mtsu.edu Volodymyr Hrynkiv, University of HoustonDowntown Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and NIMBioS

1:00 p.m.
Tracking and Robustness Analysis for UAVs with Bounded Feedbacks.
Aleksandra Gruszka*, Louisiana State University
Michael Malisoff, Louisiana State University
Frederic Mazenc, Team INRIA DISCO
(1077931855)

1:30 p.m.
Optimal Control of Advection Direction on ReactionDiffusion Population Models.
Heather Finotti, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Tuoc Van Phan*, University of Tennessee
(107735987)

2:00 p.m.
Optimal control of a biharmonic obstacle problem.
David R. Adams, University of Kentucky
Volodymyr Hrynkiv*, University of HoustonDowntown
Suzanne Lenhart, University of TennesseeKnoxville
(1077492081)

2:30 p.m.
Mosquito Management in the face of Natural Selection.
Folashade B. Agusto*, Austin Peay State Univeristy
Sharon Bewick, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
Rana D Parshad, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University,
(1077922287)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
Optimal Control Applied to NativeInvasive Species Competition via a PDE Model.
Wandi Ding*, Middle Tennessee State University
Volodymyr Hrynkiv, University of Houston  Downtown
Xiaoyu Mu, University of Tennessee  Knoxville
(107749341)

4:00 p.m.
Modelling effective transmission strategies and control of the world's most successful parasite.
Matthew D Turner*, University of Tennessee Knoxville
(1077921919)

4:30 p.m.
Optimal Control of a Harvesting Problem Modeled by Integrodifference Equations.
Peng Zhong*, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1077921781)

5:00 p.m.
A Vegetative Pattern Formation Aridity Classification Scheme Along a Rainfall Gradient: An Example of Desertification Control.
Bonni J Kealy*, Washington State University
David J Wollkind, Washington State University
(107792146)

5:30 p.m.
Hopf and backward bifurcations in a new model for the dynamics of malaria transmission.
Calistus Ngeh Ngonghala*, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
(1077922663)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry in Pure and Applied Mathematics (in memory of Benoit Mandelbrot), V
Room 200, Hynes Organizers: Michael L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside Erin Pearse, University of Oklahoma ep@ou.edu Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley University

1:00 p.m.
Derivatives on Fractals.
Alexander Teplyaev*, University of Connecticut
(1077582822)

1:30 p.m.
Vector equations on fractals.
Michael Hinz*, University of Connecticut and FSU Jena
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut
(1077351885)

2:00 p.m.
Factorization of the spectral zeta function of differential operators on fractals.
Nishu Lal*, University of California, Riverside
Michel Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
(1077282420)

2:30 p.m.
Casimir effect on higher dimensional Laakso spaces.
Robert Kesler, Cornell University
Benjamin Steinhurst*, Cornell University
(1077811963)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion.

3:30 p.m.
Buried Points in Rational Julia Sets Have Full Geometric and Dynamical Measure.
Clinton P Curry, Huntingdon College
John C Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
E. D. Tymchatyn, University of Saskatchewan
(1077372675)

4:00 p.m.
Statistical mechanics and quantum field theory on fractal structures.
Eric Akkermans*, Physics Department, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
(107781785)

4:30 p.m.
Number Theoretic Solutions to a Certain Nonlinear Cauchy Problem with Optimized Constraints.
Michael Anthony Maroun*, University of California, Riverside
(1077332768)

5:00 p.m.
Spectral zeta function and quantum statistical mechanics on Sierpinski carpets.
Joe P Chen*, Cornell University
(107782708)

5:30 p.m.
Properties of compatible sequences of periodic orbits of prefractal approximations of the Koch snowflake fractal billiard.
Robert G. Niemeyer*, University of California, Riverside
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
(1077371115)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Frontiers in Geomathematics, IV
Suffolk, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslautern Freeden@mathematik.unikl.de Volker Michel, University of Siegen M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida Thomas Sonar, Technical University of Braunschweig

1:00 p.m.
Multiscale data sampling and function extension for data analysis and processing of large high dimensional data.
Amit Bernanis, Tel Aviv University
Amir Averbuch*, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University
Ronald Raphel Coifman, Yale University
(1077421602)

1:30 p.m.
Mathematical challenges arising from earthspace observation: mixed integer linear model, measurementbased perturbation theory and data assimilation for illposed problems.
Peiliang Xu*, Kyoto University
(1077861504)

2:30 p.m.
Fast Multipole Accelerated Solution of the Oblique Boundary Value Problem.
Martin Gutting*, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
(1077311921)

3:00 p.m.
Real Earth Based Geopotential Determination.
Elena Kotevska*, University St. Kliment OhridskiBitola
(1077312427)

3:30 p.m.
Differentiation Tools in Geoscience Computation.
A A Abokhodair*, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
(1077862435)

4:00 p.m.
Data Assimilation for Dynamical Systems.
Humberto C. Godinez*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1077932730)

4:30 p.m.
Inverse and Moment Problems in Geosciences  Revisited.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida
(1077862871)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part B
Geometry and art: A liberal arts mathematics course.
Salon HI, 4th Floor, Marriott
Presenters:
Anneke Bart, Saint Louis University

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Global Dynamics of Rational Difference Equations with Applications
Fairfield, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Mustafa R. S. Kulenovic, University of Rhode Island Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island merino@math.uri.edu

1:00 p.m.
Number Theoretic Properties of Difference Equations Associated to H{é}non Maps.
Joseph H. Silverman*, Brown University
(107737174)

1:30 p.m.
Patterns of boundedness for systems of rational difference equations.
Gerry Ladas*, University of Rhode Island
(1077391633)

2:00 p.m.
Systems of rational difference equations from population dynamics and global dynamics on the boundary of the positive cone.
Jim M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
(1077391925)

2:30 p.m.
Constant Proportion Harvest Policy, Predator Saturation and Mating Limitation Induced Allee Effects In Pacific Halibut and Atlantic Cod Fisheries.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University
Nianpeng Li, Howard University
(1077922159)

3:00 p.m.
Chaos in expansive ranktype equations.
Timothy Sauer*, George Mason University
(1077391999)

3:30 p.m.
Attractivity and Global Stability for Linearizable Difference Equations.
M. R. S. Kulenovic*, University of Rhode Island
Ed Janowski, University of Rhode Island
(1077391161)

4:00 p.m.
When does local stability imply global stability in planar competition models?
Saber N Elaydi*, Trinity University
Rafael Luis, Tecnical University of Lisbon
(1077391237)

4:30 p.m.
On the Dynamics of some Competitive Rational Systems in the Plane.
Gabriel Lugo, University of Rhode Island
Frank J. Palladino*, University of Rhode Island
(107739975)

5:00 p.m.
Spectral parameter power series for SturmLiouville problems on time scales.
Lynn Erbe, University of NebraskaLincoln
Raziye Mert, University of NebraskaLincoln
Allan Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(107739788)

5:30 p.m.
Representations and Ostrowski type inequalities on Time scales.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(107739360)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, III
Provincetown, 4th Floor, Marriott Organizers: Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mark W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Haynes R. Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology James Turner, Calvin College Donald Yau, Ohio State University dyau@math.ohiostate.edu

1:00 p.m.
A general barcobar duality.
André Joyal*, UQAM, Montréal
Matthieu Anel, UQAM, Montréal
(1077182785)

1:30 p.m.
Localization and completion with respect to topological Quillen homology.
John E Harper*, University of Western Ontario
(1077551672)

2:00 p.m.
Cell complexes and inductive definitions.
Michael A Shulman*, University of California, San Diego
(107755875)

2:30 p.m.
Nonrealizable 2stage $\Pi$algebras.
Martin Frankland*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077551731)

3:00 p.m.
Stable homotopy 1types and symmetric Picard groups.
Angelica M. Osorno*, University of Chicago
Niles Johnson, University of Georgia
(1077552644)

3:30 p.m.
Obstruction theory for (E_\infty) maps.
Niles Johnson*, University of Georgia
Justin Noel, Max Planck Institute and University of Bonn
(1077552103)

4:00 p.m.
Truncated BrownPeterson spectra.
Tyler Lawson*, University of Minnesota
Niko Naumann, Universität Regensburg
(1077551363)

4:30 p.m.
Higher Geometry and Algebraic Ktheory.
John A. Lind*, The Johns Hopkins University
(1077551371)

5:00 p.m.
Khomology and index theory : Beyond ellipticity.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State University
(107719403)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Principles and Theories of Integrable Systems
Constitution Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: WenXiu Ma, University of South Florida mawx@cas.usf.edu Syed Tauseef MohyudDin, HITEC University Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American

1:00 p.m.
On the MaxwellBloch equations with nonzero boundary conditions.
Gino Biondini*, State University of New York at Buffalo
Gregor Kovacic, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(1077351093)

1:30 p.m.
Multipeakons in the DegasperisProcesi Equation I.
Jacek Szmigielski*, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
(1077351160)

2:00 p.m.
Wronskian and Paffian solutions to nonlinear partial differential equations.
Alrazi M Abdeljabbar*, University of South Florida
(1077351055)

2:30 p.m.
Constructing Integrable Systems From Graded Classical $r$Matrices.
Peter Fedak, Harvey Mudd College
Gizem Karaali*, Pomona College
Keith McHugh, Pomona College
Aaron Pribadi, Harvey Mudd College
Sundeep Sampath, Claremont Graduate University
(107717120)

3:00 p.m.
Multipeakons in the DegasperisProcesi Equation II.
Lingjun Zhou*, Tongji University
(1077351303)

3:30 p.m.
Hirota Bilinear Equations and their Connection with Linear Superposition Principle.
Magaji Y Adamu*, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
Dauda G Yakubu, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
Enoch Suleiman, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
(107735504)

4:00 p.m.
Integrability of geometric evolution equations using Hasimoto variables.
Stephen C. Anco*, Brock University
(1077352787)

4:30 p.m.
On the longtime stability of a semiimpicit Euler scheme for the 2d thermohydraulics equations.
Florentina Tone*, University of West Florida
Xiaoming Wang, Florida State University
(107735791)

5:00 p.m.
Standing wave solutions of nonlinear Schrödinger equation with saturable nonlinearity.
Guoping Zhang*, Morgan State University
(107735912)

5:30 p.m.
The Grammian and Pfaffian solutions to the (3+1)dimensional nonlinear partial differntial equations.
Magdy G. Asaad*, Tampa
(1077351442)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Theory of Control of Quantum Systems, II
Clarendon, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Francesca Albertini, University of Padua Domenico D'Alessandro, Iowa State University daless@iastate.edu Raffaele Romano, University of Trieste Francesco Ticozzi, University of Padua

1:00 p.m.
Are traps lurking on quantum control landscapes to impede reaching the objective?
Herschel Rabitz*, Princeton University
(1077811511)

1:30 p.m.
Gradient flow in quantum control problems and the role of singular controls.
Ruixing Long*, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
(107749680)

2:00 p.m.
Indirect controllability of quantum systems; General Lie algebraic conditions and some special cases.
Domenico D'Alessandro*, Iowa State University
Raffaele Romano, Department of Physics, Universita' di Trieste, Italy
(107793624)

2:30 p.m.
Symmetry Principles in Quantum Systems Theory with Applications in Simulation and Control.
Thomas SchulteHerbrueggen*, TUMunich (TUM)
(107749349)

3:00 p.m.
Controllability with Periodic Pulsing.
Philip Owrutsky*, Harvard University
Navin Khaneja, Harvard University
(1077931992)

3:30 p.m.
Adiabatic control of the Schroedinger equation via conical intersections of the eigenvalues.
Ugo Boscain*, CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, and INRIA team GECO
Mario Sigalotti, INRIA team GECO, CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique
Paolo Mason, LSSSupelec, CNRS
Francesca Chittaro, DIGITEO, CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique
(1077811512)

4:00 p.m.
Weakly coupled bilinear quantum systems.
Thomas Chambrion*, IECN, INRIA, Nancy University
(10779337)

4:30 p.m.
Control by quantum dynamics on graphs.
Chris Godsil, University of Waterloo
Simone Severini*, University College London
(1077051906)

5:00 p.m.
On efficiency of Hamiltonianbased quantum computation for lowrank matrices.
Zhenwei Cao*, Virginia Tech
Alexander Elgart, Virginia Tech
(1077812783)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics and Statistics in Computational Biology
Room 204, Hynes Organizers: Mark A. Kon, Boston University mkon@bu.edu

1:00 p.m.
RNA folding prediction: the continued need for interaction between biologists and mathematicians.
Christine E Heitsch*, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1077921452)

1:30 p.m.
Combining simplified Markov random fields with simulated evolution improves remote homology detection for betastructural proteins into the twilight zone.
Noah M. Daniels, Tufts University
Lenore J. Cowen*, Tufts University
Raghavendra Hosur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bonnie Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(107792835)

2:00 p.m.
RNAG: A New Gibbs Sampler for Predicting RNA Secondary Structural Ensembles of Unaligned Sequences.
Charles (Chip) E. Lawrence*, Brown University
Donglai Wei, Department of Computer Science, MIT
Lauren Alpert, Brown Univeristy
(107792673)

2:30 p.m.
Inferring transcriptional and microRNAmediated regulatory programs in glioblastoma.
Christina S Leslie*, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center
(1077922283)

3:00 p.m.
Branching Process Models of Ovarian Cancer Progression.
Richard Durrett*, Math Dept. Duke U
Kaveh Danesh, Duke U.
Laura Havrilesky, Ob/Gyn Duke Medical Center
Evan Myers, Ob/Gyn Duke Medical Center
(107760555)

3:30 p.m.
Machine Learning Approaches for Genomic Medicine.
Jill P. Mesirov*, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
(1077921697)

4:00 p.m.
Noise Attenuation in Biological Systems.
Qing Nie*, University of California, Irvine
(107792335)

4:30 p.m.
Darwin, Development and Dysplasia: Signalling Games that Cells Play.
Bud Mishra*, Courant Institute
(1077921975)

5:00 p.m.
Theory and experiments in molecular systems biology.
Eduardo Sontag*, Rutgers University
(107792484)

5:30 p.m.
Siphons in Chemical Reaction Networks.
Anne Shiu, University of Chicago
Bernd Sturmfels*, UC Berkeley
(10779236)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Matrices and Graphs, II
Berkeley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University and American Institute of Mathematics Bryan L. Shader, University of Wyoming bshader@uwyo.edu

1:00 p.m.
Applications and limitations of the normalized Laplacian matrix for graphs.
Steve Butler*, Iowa State University
(1077052452)

1:30 p.m.
Bipartiteness and the Signless Laplacian Matrix of a Graph.
Shaun M Fallat*, University of Regina
(107715950)

2:00 p.m.
On the Extremal Energy of Integral Weighted Graphs.
Richard A Brualdi*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jiayu Shao, Tongji University, Shanghai
ShiCai Gong, Zhejiang A & F University, Lin'An, Hangzhou
ChangQing Xu, Zhejiang A & F University, Lin'An, Hangzhou
GuangHui Xu, Zhejiang A & F University, Lin'An, Hangzhou
(107715493)

2:30 p.m.
Eventually $r$cyclic matrices.
Ulrica Wilson*, Morehouse College
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
(1077152574)

3:00 p.m.
Drazin and Group Inverses of Matrices with Bipartite Digraphs.
Minerva Catral*, Xavier University, Cincinnati OH
Dale Olesky, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Pauline van den Driessche, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
(1077151048)

3:30 p.m.
Nilpotent and spectrally arbitrary matrix patterns over $\mathbb{C}$.
Natalie Campbell, Redeemer University College
Kevin N. Vander Meulen*, Redeemer University College
Adam van Tuyl, Lakehead University
(107715137)

4:00 p.m.
Partition Regular Matrices from a Linear Algebraic Perspective.
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
Jillian McLeod*, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
(1077152213)

4:30 p.m.
$2$Matching covered loopy graphs.
Adam H. Berliner*, St. Olaf College
Richard A. Brualdi, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1077051429)

5:00 p.m.
Average mixing on graphs.
Chris Godsil*, University of Waterloo
(107705737)

5:30 p.m.
An open problem concerned with the combinatorial structure of unitary matrices.
Simone Severini*, University College London
(1077052642)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on My Favorite Graph Theory Conjectures, II
Room 102, Hynes Organizers: Ralucca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School Craig Larson, Virginia Commonwealth University clarson@vcu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Chvátal's $t_0$tough conjecture.
Linda M. Lesniak*, Drew University/Western Michigan University
(107705417)

1:30 p.m.
The Many Forms of the Matthews  Sumner Conjecture.
Ronald J. Gould*, Emory University
(107705854)

2:00 p.m.
Favorite Graph Conjectures.
Daniel J. Kleitman*, M.I. T.
(107705953)

2:30 p.m.
Chromatic symmetric functions of certain graphs.
Richard P. Stanley*, M.I.T.
(107705457)

3:00 p.m.
"Nature is tricky, but she is not nasty."  Uncle Paul.
Peter John Slater*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(107705514)

3:30 p.m.
Ringel and Kotzig after fifty years.
Alexander Rosa*, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
(107705923)

4:00 p.m.
The Binding Number of a Graph.
Wayne D. Goddard*, Clemson University
(107705869)

4:30 p.m.
Graph Theory Problems Arising from Partially Ordered Sets.
William T. Trotter*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1077051166)

5:00 p.m.
Conjectures reaching from groups and graphs to graphs and groups.
Wilfried Imrich*, Montan University of Leoben, Austria
(1077051931)

5:30 p.m.
Some of My Unsolved Problems in Graph Theory.
Nathaniel Dean*, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
(1077051937)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Birational Geometry and Cluster Algebras, III
Dartmouth, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Arkady Berenstein, University of Oregon Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University vretakh@math.rutgers.edu

1:00 p.m.
Stasheff polytopes and the coordinate ring of the cluster $\mathcal{X}$variety of type $A_n$.
Linhui Shen*, Yale University
(1077141735)

1:30 p.m.
Nonabelian quadratic Poisson brackets: From noncommutative ODE to noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and back.
Alexander V. Odesskii, Brock University
Vladimir N. Rubtsov*, University of Angers, France
Sokolov V. Vladimir, Landau Istitut of Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences,Moscow
(1077161502)

2:00 p.m.
Semiinvariants and the representation type of Artin algebras.
Calin Chindris, University of Missouri
Piotr Dowbor, N. Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
Ryan Kinser, Northeastern University
Jerzy Weyman*, Northeastern University
(1077162742)

3:00 p.m.
Topological Hall algebras and exponentials in categories.
Arkady Berenstein, University of Oregon, Eugene
Jacob Greenstein*, University of California Riverside
(1077162733)

4:00 p.m.
Noncommutative reflections.
Yuri Bazlov*, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Arkady Berenstein, University of Oregon
(1077202261)

5:00 p.m.
LittlewoodRichardson coefficients for reflection groups.
Edward Richmond*, University of British Columbia
Arkady Berenstein, University of Oregon
(1077162764)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis of Partial Differential Equation Models in Biology and Chemical Physics, II
Room 300, Hynes Organizers: Zhon1hai Ding, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Zhaosheng Feng, University of TexasPan American zsfeng@utpa.edu

1:00 p.m.
Boundary Control of the Kortewegde Vries Equation.
Bingyu Zhang*, University of Cincinnati
Ivonne Rivas, University of Cincinnati
(107793631)

1:30 p.m.
On one dimensional nonlinear equations with negative exponents.
Jingbo Dou, University of Oklahoma, and Xi'an University of Finance and Economy
Meijun Zhu*, University of Oklahoma
(1077351327)

2:00 p.m.
Remarks on Computing the Williamson Normal Form.
Viswanath Ramakrishna*, University of Texas at Dallas
(107781870)

2:30 p.m.
Stripes Versus Spots in ReactionDiffusion Systems: Comparison of Vegetative and Chemical Turing Pattern Formation.
Bonni J Kealy*, Washington State University
David J Wollkind, Washington State University
(107792431)

3:00 p.m.
Approximation techniques for traveling waves of a single species delay diffusive model with agestructure and nonlocality.
Majid BaniYaghoub*, Texas A & M University
(1077411427)

3:30 p.m.
Lie symmetries to the parabolic system.
Zhaosheng Feng*, University of TexasPan American
(1077351713)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Operator Theory on Analytic Function Spaces, II
Room 108, Hynes Organizers: Robert F. Allen, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Katherine C. Heller, North Central College Matthew A. Pons, North Central College mapons@noctrl.edu

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Radon Transforms and Geometric Analysis (in honor of Sigurdur Helgason's 85th birthday), IV
Room 104, Hynes Organizers: Jens Christensen, University of Maryland Fulton Gonzalez, Tufts University Todd Quinto, Tufts University todd.quinto@tufts.edu

1:00 p.m.
Decomposition of spaces of distributions using Gårding vectors.
Jens Gerlach Christensen*, Tufts University
(1077431820)

1:30 p.m.
Penrose transforms between symmetric spaces.
Hideko Sekiguchi*, The University of Tokyo
(1077222432)

2:00 p.m.
Cusp forms for semisimple symmetric spaces.
Erik P. van den Ban*, Utrecht University
(1077221515)

3:00 p.m.
On multilinear generalized Radon transforms.
Allan Greenleaf, University of Rochester
Alex Iosevich, University of Rochester
Eyvindur Ari Palsson*, University of Rochester
(1077421441)

3:30 p.m.
Discussion.

4:00 p.m.
SegalBargmann transforms: Old and new.
Bent Orsted*, Aarhus University, Denmark
(1077221388)

5:00 p.m.
Cusp Forms on hyperbolic spaces.
Nils Byrial Andersen*, Aarhus University, Denmark.
(1077441319)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Reaction Diffusion Equations and Applications, III
Wellesley, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Jerome Goddard II, Auburn University Montgomery jgoddard@aum.edu Junping Shi, College of William and Mary Ratnasingham Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro

1:00 p.m.
Multiple Solitary Wave Solutions of Nonlinear Schrödinger Systems.
Rushun Tian*, Utah State University
ZhiQiang Wang, Utah State University
(1077351771)

1:30 p.m.
Effective Boundary Conditions Resulting from Anisotropic and Optimally Aligned Coatings: the Two Dimensional Case.
Xinfu Chen, University of Pittsburgh
Cody Pond, Tulane University
Xuefeng Wang*, Tulane University
(107735538)

2:00 p.m.
$R_0$ analysis of a spatiotemporal model for a stream population.
Jon Jacobsen*, Harvey Mudd College
Yu Jin, University of Alberta
Mark Lewis, University of Alberta
Hannah McKenzie, University of Alberta
(107735321)

2:30 p.m.
SteklovFucik Spectrum and Nonlinear Elliptic Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
N. Mavinga*, Swarthmore College
M. N. Nkashama, University of Alabama at Birmingham
S. Robinson, Wake Forest University
(1077352245)

3:00 p.m.
Upper and lower estimates for positive solutions of the higher order Lidstone boundary value problem.
Bo Yang*, Kennesaw State University
(1077342227)

3:30 p.m.
On Radial Solutions of certain Nonlinear Elliptic PDE's.
Florin Catrina*, St. John's University
(107735502)

4:00 p.m.
A remark on the entire solutions for a class of elliptic system with linear gradient terms.
Jaffar Ali*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Peng Feng, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1077352446)

4:30 p.m.
Advance of Advantageous Genes in a ThreeAllele Population Genetics Model.
Linlin Su*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Roger Lui, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1077351996)

5:00 p.m.
Abstract analytical bifurcation theory and its applications.
Ping Liu*, Harbin Normal University
Junping Shi, College of William and Mary
Yuwen Wang, Harbin Normal University
(1077351084)

5:30 p.m.
Three solutions theorem for pLaplacian boundary value problems.
ChanGyun Kim*, College of William and Mary
(1077341096)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part B
Reading original sources in Latin for the historian and mathematician.
Salon CD, 4th Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Amy ShellGellasch, Beloit College
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University
Presenters:
Kim Plofker, Union College
Stacy Langton, University of San Diego

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, III
Arlington, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Sophia R. Jang, Texas Tech University Andrew L. Nevai, University of Central Florida anevai@math.ucf.edu LihIng W. Roeger, Texas Tech University

1:00 p.m.
Efficacy of infection control interventions in reducing the spread of multidrugresistant organisms in the hospital.
Joanna R Wares*, University of RIchmond
Erika M. C. D'Agata, Harvard Medical School
Mary Ann Horn, NSF
Shigui Ruan, University of Miami
Glenn F Webb, Vanderbilt University
(1077922079)

1:30 p.m.
Analysis of a PredatorPrey Model.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(1077921551)

2:00 p.m.
Applications of Reaction Diffusion Systems Defined on Evolving Surfaces.
Necibe Tuncer*, University of Tulsa
(107792773)

2:30 p.m.
Basic Stochastic Models for Viral Infection Within a Host.
Linda J.S. Allen, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Sukhitha W Vidurupola*, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
(107760168)

3:00 p.m.
High dimensional semelparous Leslie models.
Jim M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University
(1077921912)

3:30 p.m.
Analyzing Cholera Dynamics and Controls.
Jin Wang*, Old Dominion University
(10779288)

4:00 p.m.
The community level effects of phenotypic variation within a predator population.
Sebastian Schreiber*, University of California, Davis
Reinhard Bürger, University of Vienna
Dan Bolnick, University of Texas, Austin
(1077922147)

4:30 p.m.
Stability and Stabilization for Chemostat Models: A Survey.
Michael Malisoff*, Louisiana State University
(107792145)

5:00 p.m.
Initial exponential growth rates in compartmental models.
Fred Brauer*, University of British Columbia
(1077921463)

5:30 p.m.
The influence of a resource subsidy on predatorprey interactions.
Andrew Nevai*, Univesity of Central Florida
Robert Van Gorder, University of Central Florida
(1077921466)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, IV
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology Jacqueline Jensen, Sam Houston State University Darren A Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu

1:00 p.m.
The Role of Dynamic Representations in Development of Algebraic Concepts.
Marie Nicole Ermete*, Central Michigan University
Natasha Dawn Brackett, Central Michigan University
Karli Nicole Powell, Central Michigan University
(107797102)

1:30 p.m.
Trigonometric Interpolation for Numerical Solution of Differential Equations.
Oksana Bihun, Concordia College, MN
Austin Bren*, Concordia College, MN
Michael Dyrud, Concordia College, MN
Kristin Heysse, Concordia College, MN
(107765105)

2:00 p.m.
Folded ribbon knots in the plane.
Eleanor Conley*, Smith College
Emily Meehan, Smith College
Elizabeth Denne, Smith College
Rebecca Terry, Smith College
(1077511889)

2:30 p.m.
The Life and Death of a Geodesic.
Arielle McCoy*, Smith College
Cal Hotchkiss, Smith College
Alison Pryor, Smith College
Kirin Khan, Smith College
James Henle, Smith College
(1077511891)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of a Nonlinear Large Deformation Plate Model with Applications to Micro Air Vehicles.
James Cameron*, George Mason University
Charles Daly, George Mason University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
(1077351902)

3:30 p.m.
Statistical functional equations in the plane.
Mary Michael Forrester*, Sewanee: The University of the South
(1077391087)

4:00 p.m.
Constructing the Moduli Space of $2\vert2$Dimensional Complex Associative Algebras.
Josh Frinak*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1077002734)

4:30 p.m.
Optimal Harvesting Models for Fishery Populations.
Corinne Alexandra Wentworth*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Jay Walton, Texas A&M University
Masami Fujiwara, Texas A&M University
(107792348)

5:00 p.m.
A Family of Multidimensional Continued Fraction Stern Sequences.
Krishna Dasaratha, Harvard University
Laure Flapan, Yale University
Chansoo Lee, Williams College
Cornelia Mihaila, Wellesley College
Nicholas NeumannChun, Williams College
Sarah Peluse, University of Chicago, Lake Forest College
Matthew Stoffregen*, University of Pittsburgh
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
(1077052543)

5:30 p.m.
A Generalized Family of Multidimensional Continued Fractions and its Correspondence to Existing Algorithms.
Krishna Dasaratha, Harvard University
Laure Flapan, Yale University
Chansoo Lee*, Williams College
Cornelia Mihailia, Wesley College
Nicholas G NeumannChun, Williams College
Sarah Peluse, Lake Forest College
Matt Stoffregen, University of Pittsburgh
Thomas A Garrity, Williams College
(1077112469)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Tensor Categories and Representation Theory, II
Room 103, Hynes Organizers: Deepak Naidu, Northern Illinois University dnaidu@math.niu.edu Dmitri Nikshych, University of New Hampshire

1:00 p.m.
Brauer characters and FrobeniusSchur indicators for bismash products.
Andrea Jedwab, University of Southern California
M. Susan Montgomery*, University of Southern California
(107716576)

1:30 p.m.
Frobenius Schur indicators of Symmetric Tensor Categories and Doubles of Groups.
Miodrag Cristian Iovanov*, University of Southern California and University of Bucharest
Geoffrey Mason, University of California, Santa Cruz
Susan Montgomery, University of Southern California
(1077201493)

2:00 p.m.
Twisted FrobeniusSchur Indicators for Hopf Algebras.
Maria D. Vega*, Louisiana State University
Daniel S. Sage, Louisiana State University
(107720966)

2:30 p.m.
Localization of Braid Group Representations.
Eric C Rowell*, Texas A&M University
Cesar Galindo, Universidad de los Andes
SeungMoon Hong, University of Toledo
(107720704)

3:00 p.m.
Classification of braided neargroup categories.
Josiah E. Thornton*, University of Oregon
(1077811634)

3:30 p.m.
On some fusion subcategories of the modular category of representations of a semisimple Drinfeld double.
Sebastian Marius Burciu*, Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow" of Romanian Academy
(1077811550)

4:00 p.m.
Congruence property and Galois symmetry of modular categories.
SiuHung Ng*, Iowa State University
(1077161787)

4:30 p.m.
Conductors and Exponents.
Yorck Sommerhäuser*, University of South Alabama
(1077162707)

5:00 p.m.
A fibration controlling $G$graded extensions of fusion categories.
Pinhas Grossman, Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada
David A Jordan*, The University of Texas at Austin
Noah Snyder, Columbia University
(1077181570)

5:30 p.m.
Tensor categories and the classification of subfactors.
Emily Peters*, MIT
(1077182423)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Topology
Room 303, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Some relations in the cohomology of classifying spaces of manifold bundles.
Ilya Grigoriev*, Stanford University
(1077552916)

1:15 p.m.
Homotopy KacMoody groups and infinite pseudoreflection groups.
John D. Foley*, University of CaliforinaSan Diego
(1077552649)

1:30 p.m.
What is the algebraic structure of topological manifolds?
Nathaniel Rounds*, Indiana University
(1077552465)

1:45 p.m.
Reflection diagrams and mixedsign Coxeter Systems.
Johnathon Kyle Armstrong*, Florida State University
(1077552958)

2:00 p.m.
Homological stability properties of spaces of rational Jholomorphic curves in $\mathbb{C} P^2$.
Jeremy Kenneth Miller*, Stanford University
(1077551775)

2:15 p.m.
Embedding, sectioning and compression of thickenings.
Mokhtar Aouina*, Jackson State University
(1077552294)

2:30 p.m.
The Anodyne Theorem in Model Category Theory.
David T Oury*, Saint Louis University
(1077552376)

2:45 p.m.
Applications of computational homology and cohomology theory.
Pawel Dlotko*, Institute of Computer Science, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland
(1077552362)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
Structured Orientations of Thom Spectra.
Greg Chadwick*, Indiana University
(107755416)

3:30 p.m.
Break.

3:45 p.m.
Generalizing Penner's Asymptotics For Minimal Dilatation PseudoAnosov Mapping Classes.
Aaron David Valdivia*, Florida State University
(1077551412)

4:00 p.m.
The Milnor fiber associated to parallel connections of hyperplane arrangements.
Kristopher Williams*, Doane College
(1077551321)

4:15 p.m.
Proof of EdwardsWalsh resolution theorem without EdwardsWalsh complexes.
Vera Tonic*, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada
(107755675)

4:30 p.m.
On Kawauchi's 4moves Question.
Noureen Khan*, Unversity of North Texas at Dallas
(107755313)

4:45 p.m.
Break.

5:00 p.m.
A new algorithm for the Multivariable Alexander Polynomial of a Link.
K. Grace Kennedy*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1077541433)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Classical and Abstract Harmonic Analysis: Topological and Lie Groups
Room 105, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Some characterizations of local bmo and $h^1$ on metric measure spaces.
Galia Dafni, Concordia University, Canada
Hong Yue*, Trine University, USA
(1077422086)

1:15 p.m.
Finite Biorthogonal Transforms and Multiresolution Analyses on Intervals.
David Ferrone*, University of Connecticut
(1077421727)

1:30 p.m.
On the WAT conjecture on the Torus.
Faruk F. AbiKhuzam*, American University of Beirut
(1077421308)

1:45 p.m.
Some Weak Convergence Theorems on Topological Semihypergroups.
Norbert N Youmbi*, Saint Francis University
(1077432331)

2:00 p.m.
Multitemporal Wave Equations on Symmetric Spaces: Mean Value Solutions.
Fulton Gonzalez*, Tufts University
(1077432549)

2:15 p.m.
Existence of pFlows in $\mathbb{Z}^n$ and $T_{d}$.
Lucio MG Prado*, BMCCThe City University of New York
(1077312160)

2:30 p.m.
Structure of shiftinvariant subspaces for the Heisenberg group.
Azita Mayeli*, Queensborough College, City University of New York (CUNY)
(1077431236)

2:45 p.m.
Break.

3:00 p.m.
Explicit Construction of Normalized Tight Frames and Wavelets for a Class of 2step Nilpotent Lie Groups.
Vignon S Oussa*, Saint Louis University
(107743693)

3:15 p.m.
On the Fourier inversion formula for $SL_3$.
Keith Ouellette*, UCLA Extension
(1077222489)

3:30 p.m.
Convergence of Aluthge Iteration in Semisimple Lie Groups.
Mary Clair Thompson*, Auburn University
T.Y. Tam, Auburn University
(107722840)

3:45 p.m.
On representations and Lfunctions for the classical groups in positive characteristic.
Luis Alberto Lomelí*, Purdue University
(107722135)

4:00 p.m.
Selfdual representations with vectors fixed under an Iwahori subgroup.
Kumar Balasubramanian*, University of Oklahoma
(1077221600)

4:15 p.m.
Gradient Flows for the Minimum Distance to the Sum of Adjoint Orbits.
Xuhua Liu*, Auburn University
TinYau Tam, Auburn University
(107722568)

4:30 p.m.
Global SL(2,R) representations of the Schrodinger equation with timedependent potentials.
Jose A Franco*, Baylor University
(1077221220)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, VIII
Room 111, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Total embedding distributions for some types of graphs.
Chen Yichao*, Hunan University
(107705594)

1:15 p.m.
Generating All de Bruijn Sequences Using Preference Functions of Different Spans.
Abbas Mahdi Alhakim*, American University of Beirut
(1077051851)

1:30 p.m.
Minor monotone floor and ceiling of certain graph parameters.
Thomas Milligan*, University of Central Oklahoma
Xander Rudelis, University of Central Oklahoma / California Institute of Technology
(1077051926)

1:45 p.m.
Performance of covert networks. (Preliminary report).
Chris Caragianis*, University of Louisville
(107705752)

2:00 p.m.
The Metamorphosis of Maximum Packings of $2K_n$ with Triples into Maximum Packings of $2K_n$ with 4cycles.
P. J. Couch*, Auburn University
(107705725)

2:15 p.m.
Hamiltonian Cycles and Symmetric Chain Partitions of Boolean Lattices.
Noah Streib*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(107705694)

2:30 p.m.
Symmetric subgroup orbit closures on the flag variety, Richardson varieties, and Schubert structure constants for $(p,q)$pairs.
Benjamin J. Wyser*, University of Georgia
(107705686)

2:45 p.m.
On tree rotations and common parse words.
Rik Sengupta*, Princeton University
(107705682)

3:00 p.m.
Central sets and $C$sets  similarities and differences.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
(107705663)

3:15 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
Acyclic List Edge Coloring of Planar Graphs.
HsinHao Lai*, National Kaohsiung Normal University
KoWei Lih, Academia Sinica
(107705519)

3:45 p.m.
Quantum codes from finite geometry designs.
David C Clark*, Michigan Technological University
Vladimir D Tonchev, Michigan Technological University
(107705482)

4:00 p.m.
Nim on wheel graphs.
Risto Atanasov, Western Carolina University
Mark Budden, Western Carolina University
Joseph DiNatale, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Lindsay Erickson, North Dakota State University
Robert Fenney, Armstrong Atlantic State University
William Nathan Hack, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Maxwell Hostetter*, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Joshua Lambert, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Warren Shreve, North Dakota State University
(107705445)

4:15 p.m.
Automorphisms of Random Trees.
Eric Schmutz, Drexel University
Le Yu*, Drexel University
(107705483)

4:30 p.m.
Distinguishing Chromatic Numbers of Planar Maps.
Jeffrey Manning*, California Institute of Technology
(107705387)

4:45 p.m.
An oriented hypergraphic approach to algebraic graph theory.
Lucas J Rusnak*, Texas State University
Nathan Reff, Binghamton University
(107705491)

5:00 p.m.
On the strong chromatic index of cubic Halin graphs.
KoWei Lih*, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Daphne DerFen Liu, California State University, Los Angeles
(107705209)

5:15 p.m.
Break.

5:30 p.m.
Geometric triangulation of interior polytope number sequences.
Michael A Jackson*, Grove City College
(10770570)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Dynamic Systems and Ergodic Theory
Republic Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

1:00 p.m.
A dynamical systems analysis of afferent control in a neuromechanical model of locomotion.
Lucy E. Spardy*, University of Pittsburgh
Sergey N. Markin, Drexel University College of Medicine
Natalia A. Shevtsova, Drexel University College of Medicine
Boris I. Prilutsky, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ilya A. Rybak, Drexel University College of Medicine
Jonathan E. Rubin, University of Pittsburgh
(1077372905)

1:15 p.m.
Ambiguous shifts: symbolic dynamics from open covers.
David Richeson, Dickinson College
Jim Wiseman*, Agnes Scott College
(1077372518)

1:30 p.m.
Kleinian Limit Sets in Hilbert Space.
Tushar Das*, University of North Texas (UNT)
(1077372302)

1:45 p.m.
Gibbs states for nonirreducible countable Markov shifts.
Eugen Andrei Ghenciu*, East Central University
Mario Roy, York University
(1077372029)

2:00 p.m.
Uncovering the Lagrangian from observations of trajectories.
Yakov I BerchenkoKogan*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1077372183)

2:15 p.m.
Speedups of ergodic $\mathbb{Z}^d$ actions.
Aimee S.A. Johnson, Swarthmore College
David M. McClendon*, Swarthmore College
(1077372936)

2:30 p.m.
Perturbations in the Quadratic Family with Multiple Poles.
Elizabeth D Russell*, US Military Academy (West Point)
(1077371964)

2:45 p.m.
Break.

3:00 p.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Unfolded Protein Response to Stress in the Endoplasmic Reticulum of Mammalian Cells.
Danilo Diedrichs*, University of Iowa
(1077372010)

3:15 p.m.
Predicting Catastrophes In Dynamical Systems Using Machine Learning.
Jesse Berwald*, College of William and Mary
Tomas Gedeon, Montana State University
John Sheppard, Montana State University
(1077371905)

3:30 p.m.
Dynamics of random selfmaps of surfaces with boundary and graphs.
P. Christopher Staecker*, Fairfield University
(1077371598)

3:45 p.m.
Global Asymptotic Stability in a Model of Biological Networks.
Hassan M FathallahShaykh*, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abraham Freiji, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1077371549)

4:00 p.m.
Reinventing the Wheel: The Chaotic Sandwheel.
Anthony Tongen*, James Madison University
Roger J. Thelwell, James Madison University
David BecerraAlonso, ETEA  University of Cordoba
(1077372527)

4:15 p.m.
Limit Cycles, Bistability, and Global Stability by TwoElement Negative Loops in Biological Networks,.
Abraham Freiji*, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hassan M FathallahShaykh, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1077371545)

4:30 p.m.
On $\mu$Compatible Metrics and Measurable Sensitivity.
Ilya Grigoriev, Stanford University
Catalin Cătălin Lubin, Stanford University
Amos Lubin, University of California, Berkeley
Nathaniel Ince, Boston, MA
Cesar E. Silva*, Williams College
(1077372417)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis and Operator Theory, III
Room 208, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Cyclicity of vectors inducing an orbit with a nonzero limit point.
Irina Seceleanu*, Bridgewater State University
(107747393)

1:15 p.m.
Similarity of Operators in the Bergman Space Setting.
Hyun Kwon*, Seoul National University
Ronald Douglas, Texas A & M University
Sergei Treil, Brown University
(1077472356)

1:30 p.m.
Break.

1:45 p.m.
On Random Fields and Their Wavelet Transforms.
George K. Yang*, Tennessee State University
(1077441933)

2:00 p.m.
Compact Weighted Composition Operators on Bergman Spaces.
Waleed K. AlRawashdeh*, Montana Tech of The university of Montana
(1077471648)

2:15 p.m.
The many faces of linear chaos.
Gabriel T Prajitura*, SUNY Brockport
(1077471434)

2:30 p.m.
Convergence of the spherical averages for Markov semigroups on operator algebras.
Genady Ya. Grabarnik*, St Johns University
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University
(1077462260)

2:45 p.m.
Break.

3:00 p.m.
Feynman's Operational Calculi: Using Cauchy's Integral Formula.
Lance Nielsen*, Creighton University
(1077441773)

3:15 p.m.
Rank one unitary perturbations via the theory of dilations.
Constanze Liaw*, Texas A&M University
Ronald G. Douglas, Texas A&M University
(107747495)

3:30 p.m.
Equations involving pseudomonotone mappings with respect to two Banach spaces.
Dan D. Pascali*, Courant Institute, New York University
(107747436)

3:45 p.m.
$p$operator spaces and approximation properties.
Guimei An, Nankai University
JungJin Lee*, Mount Holyoke College
ZhongJin Ruan, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1077461743)

4:00 p.m.
Etheory for Continuous Fields of C* algebras.
Prahlad Vaidyanathan*, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
(1077462092)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Statistics in the New Decade, II
Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Andrew Zieffler, University of Minnesota zief0002@umn.edu Brian Gill, Seattle Pacific University Nancy Boynton, SUNY Fredonia

1:00 p.m.
Introducing Statistical Inference using Randomization Methods.
Todd Swanson*, Hope College
Jill VanderStoep, Hope College
(1077E52338)

1:20 p.m.
From Tactile to Computer Simulation: An Intermediate Activity to Increase Understanding of Sampling Distributions.
Sean D Simpson*, Westchester Community College
Stacey Hancock, Clark University
Jennifer Noll, Portland State University
Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College
(1077E52468)

1:40 p.m.
Using Alternative Forced Choice Models to Introduce the Concepts of Statistical Inference.
Christopher John Malone*, Winona State University
Tisha Hooks, Winona State University
April Kerby, Winona State University
(1077E52007)

2:00 p.m.
Engaging Students in Reasoning About the Logic of Hypothesis Testing.
Christina Erbacher*, North Carolina State University
Hollylynne Stohl Lee, North Carolina State University
(1077E51353)

2:20 p.m.
Engaging Adult Learners in the Application of Statistical Processes to Solve Real World Problems.
Michael D. Miner*, American Public University
(1077E52567)

2:40 p.m.
Teaching by the Test.
John D. McKenzie*, Babson College
(1077E52763)

3:00 p.m.
Statistics and the (Post) Millennial Student.
Patricia B Humphrey*, Georgia Southern University
(1077E52317)

3:20 p.m.
New Trends in Teaching an Introductory Biostatistics Course.
Magdalena Luca*, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
(1077E52074)

3:40 p.m.
Teaching an effective multisection elementary statistics course.
Katarzyna Kowal*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1077E51234)

4:00 p.m.
Introducing Sampling Distributions and Hypothesis Testing using HandsOn Simulations and Student Response Technology.
Chris Oehrlein*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1077E52429)

4:20 p.m.
Teaching Statistical Literacy Entirely Online: 2011.
Milo Schield*, Statistical Literacy Project
(1077E52503)

4:40 p.m.
A Statistical Odyssey: Modernizing the Discussion Board to Enhance Student Engagement.
Kimberly J Presser*, Shippensburg University
(1077E51341)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, Field Theory, and Polynomials, IV
Room 305, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Generalizations of V.I. Arnold's version of Euler's Theorem for matrices.
Bogdan Petrenko*, SUNY Brockport
Marcin Mazur, Binghamton University
(1077111453)

1:15 p.m.
On the behaviour of the Liouville function on polynomials with integer coefficients.
Himadri Ganguli*, Simon Fraser University
(107711131)

1:30 p.m.
A New Approach to Multiplicative Arithmetic Function NumberTheory Through Isobaric Polynomials.
Huilan Li, Drexel University
Trueman MacHenry*, York University
(107711458)

1:45 p.m.
A Note on the Threepile problem.
Roy O. Quintero*, Universidad de Los Andes
(107711454)

2:00 p.m.
Bounds for dimensions of degree 2 newforms.
Jeffery Breeding*, Saint Louis University
(1077112635)

2:15 p.m.
Recovering the sequence of approximation coefficients from a pair of successive pairs.
Avraham Bourla*, Trinity College
(1077111915)

2:30 p.m.
On the number of positive integers not representable by a linear form in three variables.
Amitabha Tripathi*, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
(107711140)

2:45 p.m.
Some identities involving Bernoulli and Euler numbers.
Dae San Kim*, Sogang University
(1077112298)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
A note on Artin's primitive root conjecture.
Maosheng Xiong*, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(107711472)

3:30 p.m.
Generalizing Kovacic's algorithm to second order homogeneous linear differential equations with parameters.
Carlos E Arreche*, CUNY  Graduate Center
(1077122676)

3:45 p.m.
A Class of Multidimensional Repeatedroot Cyclic Codes.
Edgar MartìnezMoro, Universidad de Valladolid, Soria, Spain
Hakan Özadam, Ohio University
Ferruh Özbudak, Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar, Ankara, Turkey
Steve Szabo*, Eastern Kentucky University
(1077121073)

4:00 p.m.
Linear Algebraic Groups as Paramterized PicardVessiot Galois Groups.
Michael F. Singer*, North Carolina State University
(107712833)

4:15 p.m.
Relations between class numbers of binary cubic forms with different splitting types over a place in an imaginary quadratic field.
Jorge Dioses*, Oklahoma State University
(1077112923)

4:30 p.m.
Number of solutions in nonnegative integers $x$ and $y$ to the generalized Pillai equation $ \pm r a^x \pm s b^y = c $.
Robert A Styer*, Villanova University
(1077111786)

4:45 p.m.
Measuring Security.
Daniel C Smith*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(107712289)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, II
Room 209, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
A nonoverlapping domain decomposition preconditioner for a symmetric interior penalty Galerkin method.
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University
EunHee Park*, Louisiana State University
Liyeng Sung, Louisiana State University
(1077651029)

1:15 p.m.
Solution of TimeDependent PDE Through ComponentWise Approximation of Matrix Functions.
James V Lambers*, University of Southern Mississippi
(107765956)

1:30 p.m.
A Projective Method for Numerical Solution of Differential Equations.
Oksana Bihun*, Concordia College
(107765996)

1:45 p.m.
Bidirection Projected PDHG based Multiphase Soft Segmentation.
Fuhua Chen*, University of Florida
Yunmei Chen, University of Florida
Xiaojing ye, University of Geogia Technology
(107765432)

2:00 p.m.
A Field Expansions Method for Acoustic Scattering by a Doubly Crossed Multilayered Media.
David P. Nicholls, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jun Niu*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(10776517)

2:15 p.m.
A Preconditioned LSQR Algorithm.
James Baglama, University of Rhode Island
Daniel Richmond*, University of Rhode Island
(1077651355)

2:30 p.m.
Varying Iteration Accuracy Using Inexact Conjugate Gradients in Control Problems governed by PDE's.
Xiuhong Du*, Alfred University
Daniel B Szyld, Temple University
(1077652038)

2:45 p.m.
On the Numerical Solution of One Nonlinear Parabolic Equation.
Mikheil Tutberidze*, Ilia State University
(107765480)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
Timesplitting scheme for nonhydrostatic atmospheric model.
Andrei Bourchtein*, Pelotas State University, Brazil
Ludmila Bourchtein, Pelotas State University, Brazil
(1077651814)

3:30 p.m.
Matrix Multiplication Approximation Using Orthogonalized Outer Products.
Daniel Peach*, Bates College
Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University
Thomas Wentworth, North Carolina State University
Colin Gray, University of Evansville
(1077652124)

3:45 p.m.
Robust rational interpolation and leastsquares.
Lloyd N. Trefethen*, Oxford University Mathematical Institute
(1077652441)

4:00 p.m.
Spectral Methods For The Nonlinear Hamiltonian Systems.
Nairat Kanyamee*, Silpakorn University
(1077652595)

4:15 p.m.
A mixed finite element method for Helmholtz transmission eigenvalues.
Tiara D. Turner*, Delaware State University
Jiguang Sun, Delaware State University
Xia Ji, Chinese Academy of Science
(1077651112)

4:30 p.m.
Immersed Finite Element Spaces with an Interior Penalty Method For Elliptic Interface Problems.
Mohamed Ben Romdhane*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Slimane Adjerid, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Tao Lin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(1077651210)

4:45 p.m.
An analytic function without radial boundary values.
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
(1077301942)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Trends in Teaching Mathematics Online, II
Room 311, Hynes Organizers: Michael B. Scott, California State University, Monterey Bay mscott@csumb.edu

1:00 p.m.
WIRIS collection, a repository of readymade online exercises for selfassessment.
Carles Aguilo*, WIRIS team at Maths for More
Ramon Eixarch, WIRIS team at Maths for More
(1077O5201)

1:20 p.m.
Using SmartPens to Facilitate Math Communication Online.
Katrina M Palmer*, Appalachian State University
(1077O5210)

1:40 p.m.
Increasing interaction in online courses.
Revathi Narasimhan*, Kean University
(1077O5404)

2:00 p.m.
Providing Intelligent StepbyStep Help in Solving Practice Problems Online.
John C. Miller*, The City College of C.U.N.Y.
(1077O5396)

2:20 p.m.
Connecting Students with Mathematics: The Power of Combining ALEKS and Wimba.
Cheryll E Crowe*, Eastern Kentucky University
(1077O5577)

2:40 p.m.
Gluing together Blackboard, Facebook, and Twitter.
Matthew Leingang*, New York University
(1077O5841)

3:00 p.m.
Improving Pedagogy Through Adaptive Problem Selection in Online Tutors.
Douglas B. Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University
(1077O51158)

3:20 p.m.
"Elluminateing" Online Course Meetings.
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State University
(1077O52912)

3:40 p.m.
Designing, Developing and Assessing an Online Mathematics Course.
Ahlam E.H Tannouri*, Morgan State University
(1077O52887)

4:00 p.m.
High Touch to High Tech: Distance Learning in a Small Liberal Arts College.
Ellen Cunningham*, Saint MaryoftheWoods College
(1077O52536)

4:20 p.m.
A new kind of online homework: Flash enabled WeBWorK homework problems.
Barbara Margolius*, Cleveland State University
Daniel Gries, Hopkins School
L Felipe Martins, Cleveland State University
Yuping Wu, Cleveland State University
(1077O52498)

4:40 p.m.
DistributomeAn Interactive Webbased Resource for Probability Distributions.
Kyle Siegrist*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Ivo Dinov, University of California, Los Angeles
Dennis Pearl, The Ohio State University
(1077O52544)

5:00 p.m.
The Instructor's Perspective: How to Make Learning Mathematics an Interactive Experience in an Online Environment.
Aimee J Ellington*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1077O52472)

5:20 p.m.
Teaching Python In One Browser Window.
Graeme Kemkes, Ryerson University
David Pritchard*, University of Waterloo
(1077O52391)

5:40 p.m.
Teaching an Online SophomoreLevel Differential Equations Course.
William M. Kinney*, Bethel University
(1077O52333)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Undergraduate Research, VI
Room 308, Hynes

1:00 p.m.
Metapopulation Modeling and Analysis with Demographic Stochasticity.
Eric Eager, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Mary Hebert, Northwestern State University
Elise Hellwig*, Colorado College
Francisco HernandezCruz, Occidental College
Richard Rebarber, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Bryan Wigianto, Rice University
(1077921995)

1:15 p.m.
Finger Motion Modeling for Bionic Fingers.
Myrielle N AllenPrince*, Bennett College
Jay Walton, Texas A&M University
(1077921324)

1:30 p.m.
A Reservoir Model of Chagas Disease.
Sara Anne Krueger*, Bethany Lutheran College
May Boggess, Texas A&M University
Jay Walton, Texas A&M University
(107792362)

1:45 p.m.
Eradicating Invasive Species through Sex Reversal.
Katie Storey*, Carleton College
May Boggess, Texas A&M University
Jay Walton, Texas A&M University
(107792356)

2:00 p.m.
An Analysis of the Coexistence of Three Competing Species with a Shared Pathogen.
Vrushali A. Bokil, Oregon State University
MargaretRose W. Leung*, Oregon State University
(1077921758)

2:15 p.m.
Periodic Rigidity of Protein Crystal Structures.
Samantha Monastra*, Smith College
Pamela Clark, Smith College
Jessica Grant, Smith College
Ileana Streinu, Smith College
(1077921946)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
3D Numerical Simulation of Microscopic Flagellar Movement With Prescribed Motion at Low Reynolds Number.
Olga Stulov*, State University of New York at New Paltz
Xingzhou Yang, Mississippi State University
(1077921890)

3:00 p.m.
How does the effort a mother bird expends on her offspring depend on the attractiveness of her mate?
Tucker Gilman, National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
Tony Jhwueng, National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
Dana Botesteanu*, Mount Holyoke College
Frances Goglio, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Yicong Yong, University of Florida
(107792196)

3:15 p.m.
Topological Obstructions to Consensus on $SO(3)$.
Eric B Auld*, Arizona State University
(1077932922)

3:30 p.m.
An Extension of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Zengxiang Tong*, Otterbein University
Zhen Huang, Otterbein University
(1077971080)

3:45 p.m.
Teacher Change in the Context of a ProofCentered Professional Development.
Osvaldo Daniel Soto*, University of California at San Diego
(1077972781)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Session on the Mathematical Preparation of Teachers: The Impact of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, II
Room 310, Hynes Organizers: Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu Elizabeth Burroughs, Montana State University Holly Peters Hirst, Appalachian State University William McCallum, The University of Arizona

1:00 p.m.
Designing Professional Development around the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice: A MathematicianTeacher Collaboration.
Juliana V. Belding*, Harvard University
(1077F52746)

1:20 p.m.
The Standards for Mathematical Practice: Principles Guiding Preservice Preparation and Inservice Professional Development.
Bernadette Mullins*, BirminghamSouthern College
Faye Clark, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ann Dominick, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sherry Parrish, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1077F52581)

1:40 p.m.
Integrating content, pedagogy, and cognitive coaching: a professional development model.
Barbara Henriques, Saint Joseph College (CT)
Ekaterina Lioutikova*, Saint Joseph College (CT)
(1077F51533)

2:00 p.m.
Professional Development for Grades K8 Mathematics Coaches.
Elizabeth A. Burroughs*, Montana State University
(1077F51012)

2:20 p.m.
Early Implementation of CCSS via Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Davida D Fischman*, CSU San Bernardino
(1077F5795)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Variational and PDE Methods in Imaging Science
Room 206, Hynes Organizers: Otmar Scherzer, University of Vienna Alexandru Tamasan, University of Central Florida tamasan@math.ucf.edu Luminita Vese, University of Californina Los Angeles

1:00 p.m.
Consistency Conditions for ConeBeam CT Data Acquired with a Linear Source Trajectory.
Margo S Levine*, Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Emil Y Sidky, Department of Radiology, The University of Chicago
Xiaochuan Pan, Department of Radiology, The University of Chicago
(1077352558)

1:30 p.m.
Thermoacoustic and Photoacoustic Tomography with a variable continuous or discontinuous sound speed.
Plamen Stefanov*, Purdue University
(1077351240)

2:00 p.m.
Break.

2:30 p.m.
Reconstruction Formulas for Photoacoustic Sectional Imaging.
Peter Elbau*, Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)
(1077352146)

3:00 p.m.
Regularization of Optical Methods for Computing Flow Dynamics.
Aaron Luttman*, Clarkson University
Erik Bollt, Clarkson University
Ranil Basnayake, Clarkson University
Sean Kramer, Clarkson University
(1077492055)

3:30 p.m.
AcoustoOptic Tomography and Related Inverse Problems.
John C. Schotland*, University of Michigan
(1077781311)

4:00 p.m.
Multiobjective Optimization Methods for ShapeBased Joint Inversion.
Alireza Aghasi*, Tufts University
Eric Miller, Tufts University
(1077352380)

4:30 p.m.
Coherent Interferometry Algorithms for Photoacoustic Imaging.
Vincent Jugnon*, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
Habib Ammari, Ecole Normale Superieure Paris
Josselin Garnier, Ecole Normale Superieure Paris
Elie Bretin, Ecole Polytechnique
(1077351850)

5:00 p.m.
A Computational Method for Measure Matching Using Metamorphosis.
Casey L Richardson*, Center for Imaging Science, Johns Hopkins University
Laurent Younes, Johns Hopkins University
(1077492477)

5:30 p.m.
Conductivity imaging from one interior measurement in the presence of perfectly conducting and insulating inclusions.
Amir Moradifam*, University of Toronto
Adrian Nachman, University of Toronto
Alexandru Tamasan, University of Central Florida
(1077351895)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Poster and Activity Sessions
Presentations on the Circle activities listed below will be given at the indicated times; complete programs will be available in the session room.
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott
Organizers:
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University
James Tanton, St. Mark's School
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University
Sam Vandervelde, St. Lawrence University

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Poster and Activity Sessions
{\em Rolling Dice; Slide Rules Rule; Tiling Torment; Six Choose Three.}
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Poster and Activity Sessions
{\em Math Education Perspective on Math Circles; Drawing Pictures: How Projective Geometry Was Discovered; Symmetries of the Trihexaflexagon; Making Change for a Dollar.}
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Poster and Activity Sessions
{\em Math Education Perspective on Math Circles; Excel vs. Fibonacci; Slide Rules Rule; 3x3 Magic Squares.}
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Poster and Activity Sessions
{\em Rolling Dice; Peering Through Tubes; Symmetries of the Trihexaflexagon; The Handshake Problem.}
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Poster and Activity Sessions
{\em Excel vs. Fibonacci; Tiling Torment; The Handshake Problem; Making Change for a Dollar.}
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Poster and Activity Sessions
{\em Peering Through Tubes; Drawing Pictures: How Projective Geometry Was Discovered; 3x3 Magic Squares; Six Choose Three.}
Salon E, 4th Floor, Marriott

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
AWM Workshop Panel Discussion
Career options: Industry, government, and academia
Room 306, Hynes
Moderators:
Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
Panelists:
Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research
Melissa Choi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory
Navah Langmeyer, National Security Agency
Peter March, The Ohio State University

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:15 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Linear and Multilinear Algebra: Matrix Theory
Independence East, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

1:15 p.m.
A fast iterative Toeplitz solver.
Joseph Kolibal*, The University of Southern Mississippi
Eowyn Cenek, The University of Southern Mississippi
(1077152225)

1:30 p.m.
Clustering edges and vertices using fuzzy logic, case study: news documents.
Walid Sharabati*, Purdue University
(1077152926)

1:45 p.m.
Variations of orbit reflexivity for matrices.
Ileana Ionascu*, Philadelphia University
(1077152917)

2:00 p.m.
Enumerating Invariant Subspaces of $\mathbb{R}^n$.
Joshua Ide*, Shippensburg University
Lenny Jones, Shippensburg University
(1077152250)

2:15 p.m.
Identifying a Basis in a Frame.
Dominic Kramer*, Iowa State University
(1077152067)

2:30 p.m.
Lower Rank Approximation: A Generalization of SchmidtMirsky Theorem and Algorithms.
Yang Liu*, College of William & Mary
(1077151806)

2:45 p.m.
A characterization of Leonard pairs using the parameters ${a_{i}}_{i=0}^{d}$.
Edward D. Hanson*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1077152602)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
The algebraic connectivity of graphs as a function of genus.
Jason J Molitierno*, Sacred Heart University
(1077151548)

3:30 p.m.
Positive Semidefinite Zero Forcing.
Travis A. Peters*, Iowa State University
(1077151387)

3:45 p.m.
On the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the adjacency matrices of the complete graphs and complete bipartite graphs.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(1077151076)

4:00 p.m.
Lower Bounds for Minimum Semidefinite Rank from Orthogonal Removal and Chordal Supergraphs.
Sivaram K. Narayan*, Central Michigan University
(107715100)

4:15 p.m.
Lehmer's conjecture for Hermitian matrices over the Eisenstein and Gaussian integers.
Gary Greaves, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Graeme Taylor*, University of Bristol
(10771566)

4:30 p.m.
Dense 2generator subsemigroups of $2\times 2$ matrices.
Mohammad Javaheri*, Siena College
(107715368)

4:45 p.m.
On the structure of certain class of Toeplitzlike Kernels.
Troy V Banks*, Salisbury University
(1077152873)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 110, Hynes

1:15 p.m.
Global Attractors for Damped Semilinear Wave Equations with a RobinAcoustic Boundary Perturbation.
Joseph L. Shomberg*, Providence College
Sergio Frigeri, University of Pavia
(107735853)

1:30 p.m.
Explicit Flow Equations and Recursion Operator of the ncKP hierarchy.
Jingsong He, Ningbo University
Junyi Tu*, U of South Florida
Xiaodong Li, China
Lihong Wang, Ningbo University
(107735586)

1:45 p.m.
Dynamics of single species influenced by agedependent dispersal and maturation time delay.
Majid BaniYaghoub*, Texas A & M University
(107735465)

2:00 p.m.
An inverse electromagnetic scattering problem for cavity.
Fang Zeng*, Delaware State University
Jiguang Sun, Delaware State University
Fioralba Cakoni, University of Delaware
(1077351111)

2:15 p.m.
Signchanging solutions of the semilinear hyperbolic equations.
Karen Yagdjian*, University of TexasPan American
(1077352443)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Implementation of a Direct Dbar Reconstruction Algorithm for Recovering a Complex Admittivity Distribution from Electrical Impedance Tomography Data.
Sarah Jane Hamilton*, Colorado State University
(107735220)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
Frechet Sensitivity Analysis for the ConvectionDiffusion Equation.
Vitor Leite Nunes*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
(107735287)

3:30 p.m.
WellPosedness of Liquid Crystal Flow in $L^3_{uloc}$.
Jay Lawrence Hineman*, University of Kentucky
(1077352819)

3:45 p.m.
The Nonlinear Schrödinger equation via fixed point principles.
Mihaela Manole*, Timpson ISD, Texas
Radu Precup, Babes Bolyai University
(10773541)

4:00 p.m.
Standingwaves solutions to a system of nonlinear KleinGordon equations with a subcritical growth nonlinearity.
Daniele Garrisi*, POSTECH
(107735713)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:20 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Early Assessment: Find Out What Your Students Understand (and Don't Understand) before They Take the Test
Room 313, Hynes Organizers: Miriam HarrisBotzum, Lehigh Carbon Community College mharrisbotzum@lccc.edu Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University

1:20 p.m.
Making sure the students understand a concept by watching them working with it.
Rodica Cazacu*, Georgia College
(1077D11615)

1:40 p.m.
Using Online Pretests and Try It Quizzes for Early Assessment and Remediation.
Brenda BurnsWilliams*, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Megan Sawyer, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
(1077D12735)

2:00 p.m.
Voting your way to good discussions.
Christopher K Storm*, Adelphi University
(1077D12177)

2:20 p.m.
Formative Assessments in Upper Division Mathematics.
Brian P Kelly*, Bryant University
(1077D12915)

2:40 p.m.
Formative assessment and learning trajectories in first semester calculus.
Rebecca Anne Dibbs*, University of Northern Colorado
(1077D11184)

3:00 p.m.
An Enhanced Implementation of the WeBWorK Online Homework System as a Formative Assessment Instrument.
Gulden Karakok*, University of Northern Colorado
Aaron Wangberg, Winona State University
Nicole Engelke, California State University Fullerton
(1077D12634)

3:20 p.m.
MathLynx: the Online and CASbased Mathematics Pedagogy Environment  Tools for Learning and Practice.
John A. Velling*, Brooklyn College
(1077D12484)

Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Invariants of Groups and Related Topics, II
Exeter, 3rd Floor, Marriott Organizers: Nic Koban, University of Maine, Farmington Peter N. Wong, Bates College pwong@bates.edu

1:30 p.m.
Sigma invariants of some selfsimilar groups.
Susan Hermiller, University of Nebraska
Zoran Sunic*, Texas A&M University
(1077202773)

2:00 p.m.
Sigma invariants for Thompson and generalised Thompson groups.
Dessislava Hristova Kochloukova*, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil
Robert Bieri, University of Binghamton, SUNY
Ross Geoghegan, University of Binghamton, SUNY
(107720429)

2:30 p.m.
