Joint Mathematics Meetings AMS Special Session
Current as of Saturday, January 17, 2015 03:30:12
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
January 1013, 2015 (Saturday  Tuesday)
Meeting #1106
Associate secretaries:
Steven H Weintraub, AMS shw2@lehigh.edu
Gerard A. Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Applied Discrete Mathematics (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Applied Discrete Mathematics (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), I
Room 007B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Heather Harrington, University of Oxford
Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College
Matthew Wright, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota mlwright@ima.umn.edu

8:00 a.m.
Algebra and Geometry in Computer Vision.
Rekha R Thomas*, University of Washington
(1106141531) 
9:00 a.m.
Persistent homology analysis of brain artery trees.
Paul Bendich, Duke University
J. S. Marron, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ezra Miller*, Duke University
Alex Pieloch, Duke University
Sean Skwerer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(1106622209) 
9:30 a.m.
Geometric Approach to Learning Bayesian Networks.
David Haws*, IBM T.J. Watson Research
(1106521932) 
10:00 a.m.
Algebra on hypergraphs with applications to statistics.
Sonja Petrovic*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1106621759) 
10:30 a.m.
Catenary Degrees of Elements in Numerical Monoids.
Christopher ONeill*, Texas A&M University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Reuben Tate, University of Hawaii Hilo
Gautam Webb, Colorado College
(110608768) 
11:00 a.m.
Computational applications of Hellytype Theorems.
Nina Amenta*, University of California, Davis
(1106522053) 
11:30 a.m.
Applying Applied Math to Algebra.
Persi Diaconis*, Stanford University
(110600419)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Applied Discrete Mathematics (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), II
Room 007B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Heather Harrington, University of Oxford
Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College
Matthew Wright, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota mlwright@ima.umn.edu

1:00 p.m.
Using Rational Knots and Links to Model Difference Topology Experiments.
Candice Price*, United States Military Academy, West Point
(1106922274) 
1:30 p.m.
New Algebraic Relaxations for Polynomial and Discrete Optimization.
Amir Ali Ahmadi*, Dept. of Operations Research and Financial Eng., Princeton University
Anirudha Majumdar, MIT
(110690731) 
2:00 p.m.
Biologically inspired realworld applications of discrete mathematics.
Christopher J Hillar*, UC Berkeley
(1106922024) 
2:30 p.m.
Using Phylogenetic Invariants in CoalescentBased Methods.
Ruth Davidson*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
Siavash Mirarab, University of TexasAustin
Tandy Warnow, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
(1106921846) 
3:00 p.m.
Numerical computation of Newton polytopes.
Frank Sottile*, Texas A&M University
Jonathan D Hauenstein, University of Notre Dame
(110652646)

1:00 p.m.