Joint Mathematics Meetings Full Program
Current as of Saturday, January 16, 2016 03:30:10
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA
January 69, 2016 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1116
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Gerard A. Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
Monday January 4, 2016

Monday January 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m.3:15 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Rigorous Numerics in Dynamics, Part I
Willow A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Organizers:
JeanPhilippe Lessard, Université Laval JeanPhilippe.Lessard@mat.ulaval.ca
Jan Bouwe van den Berg, VU University Amsterdam

9:00 a.m.
Introduction: General Setup And An Example That Forces Chaos.
Jan Bouwe van den Berg*, Vu University Amsterdam
(1116003000) 
11:00 a.m.
Rigorous Computation of (Un)Stable Manifolds and Connecting Orbits.
J.D. Mireles James*, Florida Atlantic University
(1116002999) 
2:00 p.m.
Delay Differential Equations and Continuation.
JeanPhilippe Lessard*, Universite Laval
(1116002998)

9:00 a.m.

Monday January 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop
Bringing passion to your introductory statistics classroom: a supportive, multidisciplinary projectbased approach.
Room 211, Washington State Convention Center
Presenters:
Lisa Dierker, Wesleyan University
Organizers:
Lorey Burghard, Pennsylvania State University
Lisa Dierker, Wesleyan University
Dennis Pearl, Pennsylvania State University 
Monday January 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
NSFEHR Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
Redwood, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Tuesday January 5, 2016

Tuesday January 5, 2016, 8:00 a.m.2:20 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Rigorous Numerics in Dynamics, Part II
Willow A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Organizers:
JeanPhilippe Lessard, Université Laval JeanPhilippe.Lessard@mat.ulaval.ca
Jan Bouwe van den Berg, VU University Amsterdam

9:00 a.m.
Bifurcations and An Application in Materials Science.
Thomas Wanner*, George Mason University
(1116003001) 
11:00 a.m.
Rigorous Analysis of Dynamics of ODEs with Unknown Nonlinearities.
Konstantin Mischaikow*, Rutgers University
(1116003003) 
2:00 p.m.
Dynamics and Chaos For Maps and The Conley Index.
Sarah Day*, The College of William & Mary
(1116002997)

9:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 5, 2016, 8:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
AMS Department Chairs Workshop
Grand Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part A
Introductory proposal writing for grant applications to the NSF EHR/Division of Undergraduate Education.
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Presenters:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
Teri Jo Murphy, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop
National research experiences for undergraduates.
Room 211, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Dennis Davenport, Howard University 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop
Teaching the statistical investigation process with randomizationbased inference.
Room 2B, Washington State Convention Center
Presenters:
Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University
Todd Swanson, Hope College
Nathan Tintle, Dordt College
Organizers:
Lorey Burghard, Pennsylvania State University
Dennis Pearl, Pennsylvania State University 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Board of Governors
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Vickie Ancona's Meeting
Chelan, 1st Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Council
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part B
Introductory proposal writing for grant applications to the NSF EHR/Division of Undergraduate Education.
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Presenters:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
Teri Jo Murphy, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Email Center
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center
Wednesday January 6, 2016

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 6:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Nursing Mother and Prayer Room
Shilshole, Pike Street Tower, 4th Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 6:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Prayer Room
Room 507, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 7:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
MAA Minority Chairs Meeting
Issaquah, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 7:30 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Email Center
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis and Geometry in Nonsmooth Metric Measure Spaces, I
Room 401, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Luca Capogna, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jeremy Tyson, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign tyson@math.uiuc.edu

8:00 a.m.
The quasiconformal geometry of continuum trees.
Mario Bonk*, UCLA
(1116301860) 
8:30 a.m.
Quasiconformal mappings via iterated function systems.
Kevin Wildrick*, Montana State University
(1116301270) 
9:00 a.m.
Universal Convexity of Balls for QuasiHyperbolic Type Metrics.
David A Herron*, University of Cincinnati
(1116531490) 
9:30 a.m.
Logarithmic Potentials and Quasiconformal Flows on the Heisenberg Group.
Alex D Austin*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1116511517) 
10:00 a.m.
Quasiconformal nonparametrizability of almost smooth spheres.
Vyron S Vellis*, University of Jyvaskyla
Pekka Pankka, University of Jyvaskyla
(111630765) 
10:30 a.m.
Theory and applications of pmodulus of families of walks on networks.
Pietro PoggiCorradini*, Kansas State University
(1116301412)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Dynamics, I
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Matthew Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joseph Silverman, Brown University jhs@math.brown.edu

8:00 a.m.
A nonarchimedean approach to local holomorphic dynamics in dimension two.
William Gignac*, Georgia Tech
(1116372433) 
8:30 a.m.
On the distribution of orbits in affine varieties.
Clayton Petsche*, Oregon State University
(111637929) 
9:00 a.m.
Arithmetic Coordinates on Dynamical Moduli Space.
Robert Rumely*, University of Georgia
(111637753) 
9:30 a.m.
Questions in higherdimensional nonarchimedean dynamics.
Alon Levy*, KTH  Royal Institute of Technology
(111611754) 
10:00 a.m.
Nonarchimedean connected Julia sets with branching.
Robert L Benedetto*, Amherst College
(111611917) 
10:30 a.m.
Lyapunov Exponents in nonArchimedean Dynamics.
Kenneth Scott Jacobs*, University of Georgia
(1116371171)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Innovative Ideas in Enhancing Success in Mathematics Classes, I
Chelan 2, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University
Ellina Grigorieva, Texas Woman's University egrigorieva@twu.edu
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:30 a.m.
Making Problem Asking the Students to Make up Problem and its Assessment.
Noriko Tanaka*, Toyotanishi High School
(111697911) 
9:00 a.m.
TRAIn Method: A new lab model for training undergraduates in STEM fields.
Katherine M. Kinnaird*, Macalester College
(1116972499) 
9:30 a.m.
Building YouTube University Brick by Brick.
Steven J Miller*, Williams College
(111697405) 
10:00 a.m.
Teaching strategies for a first course in linear algebra.
Amanda Ellis Francis*, Brigham Young University
(1116972895) 
10:30 a.m.
Techniques For Teaching Problem Solving Using Mathematics Contests.
Chris Jeuell*, Microsoft Corporation
(1116002957)

8:30 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Integrable Systems, Painlevé Equations, and Random Matrices, I
Skagit 5, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado adzham@unco.edu
Christopher M. Ormerod, California Institute of Technology
Virgil U. Pierce, University of TexasPan American

8:00 a.m.
Discrete Painlevé equations.
Hidetaka Sakai*, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo
(1116392305) 
8:30 a.m.
Fiberdependent deautonomisation of integrable 2D mappings.
Adrian Stefan Carstea, National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado
Tomoyuki Takenawa*, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
(1116392251) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Lattice supersymmetric Korteweg de Vries equation and superQRT mappings.
Adrian Stefan Carstea*, Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Department of Theoretical Physics, Bucharest, Romania
(1116391226) 
9:30 a.m.
HermitePade approximation, isomonodromic deformation and hypergeometric integral.
Teruhisa Tsuda*, Depratment of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
(1116391484) 
10:00 a.m.
Singularity confinement 2.0 : an easily implementable and sufficient integrability criterion, at last ?
Ralph Willox*, The University of Tokyo
(1116391214) 
10:30 a.m.
Singularity and algebraic entropy analysis of a delaydifferential equation.
Claude M. Viallet*, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / Univ Pierre et Marie Curie / Paris
(1116001117)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions between Noncommutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, I
Room 602, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@wfu.edu
James Zhang, University of Washington

8:00 a.m.
Classifying connected Hopf algebras of finite GKdimension via finite Drinfeld quantizations.
Jesse S Levitt*, Louisiana State University
Milen Yakimov, Louisiana State University
(1116162686) 
8:30 a.m.
Evaluations of associative and Lie polynomials on matrices.
Louis H Rowen*, BarIlan University
(11161672) 
9:00 a.m.
The geometry of algebras with zero radical square.
Frauke M Bleher, University of Iowa
Ted Chinburg, University of Pennsylvania
Birge HuisgenZimmermann*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(111616514) 
9:30 a.m.
Tools For Computing Discriminants.
W. Frank Moore*, Wake Forest University
Jason Gaddis, Wake Forest University
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
(1116162598) 
10:00 a.m.
Values of FrobeniusSchur indicators for Hopf algebras.
M Susan Montgomery*, University of Southern California
(1116161948) 
10:30 a.m.
Morita equivalences of Azumaya algebras as sheaves of bimodules.
Cris Negron*, Louisiana State University
(1116142596)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, I
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Ion, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor pion@umich.edu
Olaf Teschke, zbMATH, Berlin
Stephen Watt, University of Western Ontario

8:00 a.m.
How should mathematical knowledge be organized?
W Timothy Gowers*, University of Cambridge, UK
(1116001711) 
9:00 a.m.
The User's Guide Project: giving experiential context to research papers.
Luke Wolcott*, Lawrence University
(1116002361) 
9:30 a.m.
Enhanced Guides to the Mathematical Literature.
Edward Dunne*, AMS / Mathematical Reviews
(1116002424) 
10:00 a.m.
Quantity and quality of mathematical information drawn from the literature: experiences from building and connecting EuDML and zbMATH.
Olaf Teschke*, FIZ Karlsruhe/zbMATH
(1116682153) 
10:30 a.m.
Evolving Math Web Standards from a Usability Perspective.
Peter Krautzberger*, MathJax Consortium & American Mathematical Society
Davide Cervone, MathJax Consortium & Union College, NY
Volker Sorge, MathJax Consortium & Birmingham University, UK
(1116001947)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics and Public Policy
Rooms 307/308, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul Dreyer, RAND Corporation dreyer@rand.org

8:00 a.m.
Mathematics, Public Policy, and High Frequency Trading.
Paul Dreyer*, RAND Corporation
(1116002222) 
8:30 a.m.
Race and policing in Los Angeles.
Lily S. Khadjavi*, Loyola Marymount University
David Greenberg, New York University
(1116622140) 
9:00 a.m.
Modeling Health Care Reform.
Carter Claiborne Price*, RAND Corporation
(1116911568) 
9:30 a.m.
Opportunities for academics with the Department of Defense.
Skip Garibaldi*, UCLA Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics
(111600446) 
10:00 a.m.
Computing Aviation Sparing Policies: Solving a Large Nonlinear Integer Program.
Igor MikolicTorreira*, RAND Corporation
Ronald H Nickel, Center for Naval Analyses
Jon W Tolle, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
(1116901353) 
10:30 a.m.
Joint Mathematics: Lessons from a Marijuana License Lottery.
Sharif Ibrahim*, Washington State University
(1116001373)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Modular Forms, qSeries, and Mathematics Inspired by Ramanujan
Room 610, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Chris JenningsShaffer, University of Florida, Gainesville, and Oregon State University, Corvallis cjenningsshaffer@ufl.edu
Holly Swisher, Oregon State University, Corvallis

8:00 a.m.
Extending Ramanujan's Dyson rank function identity to all primes greater than 3.
F. G. Garvan*, University of Florida
(1116111298) 
8:30 a.m.
Hypergeometric functions over finite fields.
Jenny Fuselier, High Point University
Ling Long*, Louisiana State University
Ravi Ramakrishna, Cornell University
Holly Swisher, Oregon State University
FangTing Tu, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan
(111611921) 
9:00 a.m.
Generalized Reciprocal Identities.
Tim Huber*, University of Texas  Rio Grande Valley
Daniel Schultz, Pennsylvania State University
(1116111203) 
9:30 a.m.
On padic modular forms and the BlochOkounkov theorem.
Michael Griffin, Princeton University
Marie Jameson*, University of Tennessee
Sarah TrebatLeder, Emory University
(1116111702) 
10:00 a.m.
A New Companion to Capparelli's Identities and Some Combinatorial Inequalities.
Ali Kemal Uncu*, University of Florida
(1116051908) 
10:30 a.m.
Legendre Theorems for Subclasses of Overpartitions.
George E Andrews*, Pennsylvania State University
(111611570)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Moduli Spaces in Symplectic Geometry
Room 606, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Nathaniel Bottman, MIT bottman@math.mit.edu
Joel Fish, IAS, Princeton, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston
Sheel Ganatra, Stanford University
Katrin Wehrheim, University of California Berkeley

8:00 a.m.
Arnold conjecture via SFT polyfolds.
Peter Albers, Mathematisches Institut, WWU Münster
Benjamin Filippenko*, UC Berkeley
Joel Fish, University of Massachusetts Boston
Katrin Wehrheim, UC Berkeley
(111657814) 
8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A conjectural formula for counting discs via degeneration.
Eduardo González*, UMASS Boston
Hiroshi Iritani, Kyoto University, Japan
(1116581408) 
9:00 a.m.
From SFT to ECH.
Michael Hutchings*, University of California, Berkeley
(111657836) 
9:30 a.m.
Constructing Floer homotopy using polyfolds.
Robert Lipshitz, University of Oregon
Ciprian Manolescu*, UCLA
(111657522) 
10:00 a.m.
Quotient of polyfold and applications to equivariant transversality.
Zhengyi Zhou*, UC Berkeley
(1116511537) 
10:30 a.m.
Embedded contact homology cobordism maps and holomorphic curves.
Daniel A CristofaroGardiner*, Harvard University
(1116532683)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Operators, Function Spaces, and Models, I
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Alberto Condori, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers
William Ross, University of Richmond wross@richmond.edu

8:00 a.m.
Thin Sequences and Model Spaces.
Pamela Gorkin*, Bucknell University
Brett D. Wick, Washington University in St. Louis
(111647385) 
8:30 a.m.
Interpolation and sampling in reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces.
Mishko Mitkovski*, Clemson University
Aaron Flores Ramirez, Clemson University
(1116431095) 
9:00 a.m.
An application of finite Blaschke products in operator theory.
Javad Mashreghi*, Laval University
(1116301032) 
9:30 a.m.
Compressed Shift Operators on TwoVariable Model Spaces.
Kelly Bickel*, Bucknell University
Constanze Liaw, Baylor University
(111647978) 
10:00 a.m.
A spectral area estimate of Toeplitz Operators.
Cheng Chu*, Washington University in St. Louis
Dmitry Khavinson, University of South Florida
(11164751) 
10:30 a.m.
Orthogonal polynomials and cyclicity.
C Beneteau, University of South Florida
D Khavinson, University of South Florida
C Liaw, Baylor University
D Seco*, Universitat de Barcelona
A A Sola, University of South Florida
(111642470)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Origami Methods and Applications, I
Room 4C3, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Erik Demaine, MIT
Thomas C. Hull, Western New England University thull@wne.edu
Robert J. Lang, Lang Origami

8:00 a.m.
Spiral Unfoldings of Convex Polyhedra.
Joseph O'Rourke*, Smith College
(111652433) 
8:30 a.m.
Star Unfoldings of Convex Polyhedra.
Anna Lubiw*, University of Waterloo
(1116521146) 
9:00 a.m.
Kaleidocycles, Rigid Reachability, and Huffman Grids.
Denise M Halverson*, Brigham Young University
(111651441) 
9:30 a.m.
On folding compact manifolds without boundary.
Thomas C. Hull*, Western New England University
(1116571092) 
10:00 a.m.
Overconstrained Rigid Origami Mechanisms.
Tomohiro Tachi*, The University of Tokyo
(1116511660) 
10:30 a.m.
Nonlinear wave dynamics in origamibased mechanical metamaterials.
Hiromi Yasuda*, University of Washington
Jinkyu Yang, University of Washington
(111600818)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Biology, I
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Guihong Fan, Columbus State University fan_guihong@columbusstate.edu
Jing Li, Califorrnia State University Northridge
Hongying Shu, Tongji University, China

8:00 a.m.
A new formulation of a simple epidemic model.
Fred Brauer*, University of British Columbia
(1116921053) 
8:30 a.m.
Dynamics and implications of some clinical data validated prostate cancer growth models.
Yang Kuang*, Arizona State University
(111692775) 
9:00 a.m.
Dynamics of epidemic models with asymptomatic infection and seasonal succession.
Dongmei Xiao*, Dept. of Math, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yilei Tang, Dept. of Math.,Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Weinian Zhang, Department of Mathematics, Sichuan University
Di Zhu, Dept. of Math., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(1116341266) 
9:30 a.m.
Modelling HIV infection inhost: Assumptions and bifurcations.
Jane M Heffernan*, Mathematics & Statistics, Centre for Disease Modelling, York University
(111692671) 
10:00 a.m.
Bounded global Hopf branches for the Nicholson's blowflies equation.
Hongying Shu*, Department of Mathematics, Tongji University
(111637656) 
10:30 a.m.
Early Disease Dynamics in an Inhalational Anthrax Infection.
Buddhi Pantha*, University of Tennessee
Judy Day, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
(111637125)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments in Dispersive Partial Differential Equations and Harmonic Analysis, I
Skagit 4, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
William Green, RoseHulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute green@rosehulman.edu
Jennifer Beichman, University of Wisconsin, Madison beichman@math.wisc.edu

8:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: New Characterizations of High Order Sobolev Space on Euclidean Spaces.
Xiaoyue Cui*, University of Cincinnati
Guozhen Lu, Wayne State University
(111643268) 
8:30 a.m.
Recent progress on radial Fourier multipliers and some generalizations.
Jongchon Kim*, University of WisconsinMadison
(111642752) 
9:00 a.m.
BochnerRiesz multipliers associated to convex planar domains with rough boundary.
Laura Cladek*, University of WisconsinMadison
(111642878) 
9:30 a.m.
The JohnNirenberg constant of ${\rm BMO}^p$.
Leonid Slavin*, University of Cincinnati
Vasily Vasyunin, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy os Sciences
(1116421681) 
10:00 a.m.
A Proof of Weighted Hardy Space Estimates Using Invariance Properties of $BMO$.
Jarod V Hart*, University of Kansas
Lucas Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
(111644666) 
10:30 a.m.
Applications of Random Fourier Series to Nonlinear Dynamics.
Samantha Xu*, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
(111635880)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Research from the 2014 and 2015 Rocky MountainGreat Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics, I
Room 204, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Ferrera, University of Colorado, Denver michael.ferrara@ucdenver.edu
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University, Ames
Paul Horn, University of Denver
Derrick Stolee, Iowa State University, Ames

8:00 a.m.
The Rocky Mountain  Great Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics: An Overview.
Michael Ferrara*, University of Colorado Denver
(1116051098) 
8:30 a.m.
On the unimodality of coefficients of the distance characteristic polynomial of a tree.
Ghodratollah Aalipour*, University of Colorado Denver and Kharazmi University
Aida Abiad, Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Zhanar Berikkyzy, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Leslie Hogben, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA and American Institute of Mathematics, 600 E. Brok
Franklin H. J. Kenter, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Jephian C.H. Lin, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Michael Tait, Department of Mathematics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
(1116051220) 
9:00 a.m.
On the distance spectra of graphs.
Aida Abiad*, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
(1116051118) 
9:30 a.m.
Zero forcing number on the counterprism of graphs.
Aida Abiad, Tilburg University
Phil DeOrsey, University of Colorado Denver
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
Kirsten Hogenson*, Iowa State University
Franklin Kenter, Rice University
Jephian C.H. Lin, Iowa State University
Sarah Loeb, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Heather Smith, University of South Carolina
Michael Young, Iowa State University
(111605461) 
10:00 a.m.
On the Principal Permanent Rank Characteristic Sequences of Graphs.
Keivan Hassani Monfared*, University of Calgary
Paul Horn, University of Denver
Franklin Kenter, Rice University
Kathleen Nowak, Iowa State University
John Sinkovic, University of Waterloo
Josh Tobin, University of California  San Diego
(111605638) 
10:30 a.m.
Graphs with many strong orientations.
Sinan G Aksoy*, UC San Diego
Paul Horn, University of Denver
(1116051157)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, I
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
On the Fine Classification of Periodic Orbits of Continuous Endomorphisms on the Real Line and Universality in Chaos.
Ugur G Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Rashad U Abdulla*, University of Pennsylvania
Muhammad U Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Alyssa L. Turnquist, Morningside College
Naveed Iqbal, Florida Institute of Technology
(11163785) 
8:30 a.m.
State Constrained Optimal Control of the Stefan Type Free Boundary Problems.
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Curtis Earl*, Florida Institute of Technology
Chelsey Hoff, Florida Atlantic University
Jim Jones, Florida Institute of Technology
Bruno Poggi, Florida Institute of Technology
Ryan Stees, James Madison University
(11163587) 
9:00 a.m.
Frechet Differentiability in Optimal Control of Free Boundary Problems for the Second Order Parabolic PDE.
Dylanger S Pittman*, Williams College
Jessica Pillow, Rhodes College
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Jim Jones, Florida Institute of Technology
Jonathan Goldfarb, Florida Institute of Technology
(11163590) 
9:30 a.m.
Evolution of Free Boundaries for the Nonlinear FokkerPlanck Equation.
Ugur G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Luke Thomas Andrejek, Indiana University
Christie M. Campbell*, Michigan State University
Jian Du, Florida Institute of Technology
Jonathon Goldfarb, Florida Institute of Technology
Adam L. Prinkey, Florida Institute of Technology
(111635101) 
10:00 a.m.
Analysis of Interfaces for the Nonlinear DoubleDegenerate ReactionDiffusion Equation.
Ugur G Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Jian Du, Florida Institute of Technology
Chloe L Ondracek, Minot State University
Suneil Parimoo*, University of Pennsylvania
Adam L Prinkey, Florida Institute of Technology
(111635102) 
10:30 a.m.
Detecting genegene interactions that underlie cancer using the R package algstat.
Iliana De La Cruz, St. Mary's University
Taylor Spino, North Central College
Melissa Stadt*, University of WashingtonSeattle
Catherine Sullivan, Siena College
(111662108)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on SetValued Optimization and Variational Problems with Applications, I
Room 310, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Baasansuren Jadamba, Rochester Institute of Technology
Akhtar A. Kahn, Rochester Institute of Technology aaksma@rit.edu
Mau Nam Nguyen, Portland State University
Miguel Sama, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Christiane Tammer, Martin Luther University of HalleWittenberg

8:00 a.m.
Generalized Directional Derivatives of the Perturbation Map in Parametric SetValued Optimization.
Doug E. Ward*, Miami University
(1116492521) 
8:30 a.m.
Minimizing Differences of Convex Functions and Applications to Multifacility Location.
Mau Nam Nguyen*, Portland State University
Daniel Giles, Portland State University
(1116492751) 
9:00 a.m.
On the complexity of the proximal gradient iteration for nonsmooth convex minimization problems in Hilbert spaces.
J.Y. Bello Cruz*, Federal University of Goias
T.T.A. Nghia, Oakland University
(1116901722) 
9:30 a.m.
A recursive algorithm for setvalued risk measures and relation to setvalued Bellman's principle.
Zachary Feinstein*, Washington University in St. Louis
Birgit Rudloff, Vienna University of Economics and Business
(1116901232) 
10:00 a.m.
A chain rule for spectral functions.
Julia Eaton*, University of Washington Tacoma
James V Burke, University of Washington
(1116492082) 
10:30 a.m.
Efficient secondorder methods for an elastography inverse problem.
Baasansuren Jadamba*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1116492777)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Tensor Decompositions and Secant Varieties
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Zach Teitler, Boise State University zteitler@boisestate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Most secant varieties of tangential varieties to Veronese varieties are nondefective.
Hirotachi Abo*, Department of Mathematics, University of Idaho
Nick Vannieuwenhoven, Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven
(1116141469) 
8:30 a.m.
Normality of Secant Varieties.
Brooke Susanna Ullery*, University of Utah
(111614447) 
9:00 a.m.
Secants of the Veronese and the Determinant.
Cameron Farnsworth*, Texas A&M University
(111614293) 
9:30 a.m.
Structural tensors of bilinear maps.
Ke Ye*, University of Chicago
(1116151745) 
10:00 a.m.
Orthogonal Tensor Decomposition.
Ada Boralevi, TU Eindhoven
Jan Draisma, TU Eindhoven
Emil Horobet, TU Eindhoven
Elina Robeva*, UC Berkeley
(1116141460) 
10:30 a.m.
Tensor decompositions and cubic sections of rational surface scrolls.
Kristian Ranestad*, University of Oslo
(1116141525)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Representation Theory, I
Room 201, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Helen Wong, Carelton College hwong@carleton.edu

8:00 a.m.
Representations of the Kauffman bracket skein algebra of a surface.
Francis Bonahon*, University of Southern California
(111657680) 
8:30 a.m.
The Localized Skein Algebra as a Frobenius Extension.
Nel Abdiel*, University of Iowa
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
(1116812067) 
9:00 a.m.
The Homfly skein and elliptic Hall algebras.
Hugh Morton, University of Liverpool
Peter Samuelson*, University of Iowa
(1116571008) 
9:30 a.m.
On typepreserving representations of the fourpunctured sphere group.
Tian Yang*, Stanford University
(111657616) 
10:00 a.m.
Tangle Functors at Roots of Unity.
Nathan Druivenga*, The University of Iowa
Charles Frohman, The University of Iowa
Sanjay Kumar, The Unversity of Iowa
(1116571399) 
10:30 a.m.
Structure of the Kauffman bracket skein algebra of a surface.
Charles D Frohman, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, National Science Foundation
(1116571358)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Assessing Student Learning: Alternative Approaches, I
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
David Clark, Grand Valley State University clarkdav@gvsu.edu
Jane Butterfield, University of Victoria
Robert Campbell, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
Cassie Williams, James Madison University

8:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: IFF You Already Understand: The roots of elitism and exclusion in mathematical education and what we can do about it.
Morgan H. Sargent*, Camosun College
(1116A51986) 
8:20 a.m.
Assessing PreClass Assignments in a Flipped Class.
Mindy Capaldi*, Valparaiso University
(1116A5163) 
8:40 a.m.
Oral Assessments in Upper and Lower Level Math Courses.
Jessie Hamm*, Winthrop University
(1116A51132) 
9:00 a.m.
Presentations, peer reviews, and collegiality points: an attempt to restructure assessment in an abstract algebra course.
Jeffery D Sykes*, Ouachita Baptist University
(1116A51324) 
9:20 a.m.
Aftermath  after traditional math tests.
Girija Sarada NairHart*, University of Cincinnati Clermont College
(1116A52040) 
9:40 a.m.
Encouraging a GrowthMindset Approach to Learning through Oral and Mastery Based Testing.
Amanda Harsy*, Lewis University
(1116A5181) 
10:00 a.m.
Student Video Problem Presentations as Review Activities in Differential Equations and Multivariable Calculus.
Paul E. Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1116A52419) 
10:20 a.m.
Quantitative Reasoning Learning Outcome Assessment.
Khairul Islam*, Texas A&M UniversityKingsville
(1116A5790) 
10:40 a.m.
Tests or Projects? The Impact of Summative Assessment in Promoting Quantitative Literacy.
Samuel Luke Tunstall*, Michigan State University
(1116A5217)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Calculus of Variations, Optimal Control, and Optimization
Room 615, Washington State Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Sampling from several functions and simultaneous reconstruction.
Pando Georgiev*, University of Central Florida
Zuhair Nashed, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida
(1116492956) 
8:15 a.m.
A new difference for compact convex sets.
Luciano Stefanini, University of Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Barnabas Bede*, DigiPen Institute of Technology
(1116492702) 
8:30 a.m.
Existence Theorems for Elliptic and Evolutionary Variational and QuasiVariational Inequalities.
Akhtar A. Khan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dumitru Motreanu, Université de Perpignan
(1116492090) 
8:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A study of Mathematical Programming under different types of invexity.
Ram N. Mohapatra, University of Central Florida
Rachid Ait Maalem Lahcen*, University of Central Florida
(1116491524) 
9:00 a.m.
Optimal control of the perturbed sweeping process over polyhedral controlled set.
Tan Hoang Cao*, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
(11164997) 
9:15 a.m.
Invariance properties of time delayed differential inclusion systems.
Norma OrtizRobinson*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Vinicio R Rios, Universidad del Zulia
(1116492436) 
9:30 a.m.
An Improved Modal Interval Algorithm for Unconstrained Continuous Minimax Problems.
Xin Luo*, The University of Alabama
Min Sun, The University of Alabama
(1116491978) 
9:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Constraint Handling for Water Resources Application with Filter Particle Swarm Optimization.
Ahmad R Almomani*, Clarkson University
(1116491428)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Differential Geometry, I
Room 605, Washington State Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
Deflating hyperbolic surfaces.
Aaron Fenyes*, UT Austin
(1116512672) 
8:30 a.m.
Can an orbifold be isospectral to a manifold?
Benjamin Linowitz*, University of Michigan
Jefrrey S Meyer, University of Oklahoma
(111653313) 
8:45 a.m.
Willmoretype energies and Willmoretype surfaces in space forms.
Thanuja Paragoda*, Texas Tech University
Giorgio Bornia, Texas Tech University
Bhagya Athukorallage, Texas Tech University
Magdalena Toda, Texas Tech University
(111653980) 
9:00 a.m.
A Forerunner of Fractals in Financial Markets.
Jon Fassett*, Central Washington University
(1116001070) 
9:15 a.m.
On the inverse problem of systems of second order differential equations.
Ryad Ghanam*, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
(111653263) 
9:30 a.m.
Spiraling geodesics (II) in staircase metric geometries.
J Mealy*, Austin College
Ryan Hood, Austin College
(111651787) 
9:45 a.m.
Solutions of Björling Problem for timelike surfaces and the homogeneous wave equation.
Martha P. Dussan*, Department of Mathematics. Universidade de Sao Paulo. Brazil
Martin Magid, Wellesley College
(1116531823) 
10:15 a.m.
Metrics of Positive Holomorphic Sectional Curvature on Projectivized Vector Bundles.
Angelynn Alvarez*, University of Houston
Ananya Chaturvedi, University of Houston
Gordon Heier, University of Houston
Fangyang Zheng, The Ohio State University
(111653649) 
10:30 a.m.
Nodal Sets of Random Eigenfunctions of the Harmonic Oscillator.
Boris Hanin*, MIT
Steve Zelditch, Northwestern
Peng Zhou, Northwestern
(1116811028)

8:15 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory and Generalizations, I
Room 616, Washington State Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
A Review of Thompson's FixedPointFree Automorphism Theorem.
Marijo Sracic*, Kent State University
(1116202652) 
8:15 a.m.
Induced Characters with Equal Degree Constituents.
Corey F Lyons*, Kent State University
(1116202594) 
8:30 a.m.
For what groups would the lattice of closure operators which act on the subgroup lattice also form a subgroup lattice?
Martha Lee Kilpack*, Brigham Young University
Arturo Magidin, University of Louisiana  Lafayette
(1116202413) 
8:45 a.m.
The Horofunction Boundary of the Lamplighter Group.
Keith M Jones*, State University of New York College at Oneonta
Gregory Kelsey, Bellarmine University
(1116202037) 
9:00 a.m.
Dehn functions of mapping tori of rank3 rightangled Artin group automorphisms.
Kristen Pueschel*, Cornell University
Timothy Riley, Cornell University
(111620576) 
9:15 a.m.
Infinite Groups and Absolute Extensors.
Atish J Mitra*, Montana Tech (U of Montana)
(1116202122) 
9:30 a.m.
Local Conjugacy in Nilpotent Groups.
Bir Kafle*, Purdue University North Central
Robert Perlis, Louisiana State University
(1116202055) 
9:45 a.m.
Uncountable locally free groups and their group algebras.
Tsunekazu Nishinaka*, University of Hyogo
(1116201862) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalizations of The Futurama Theorem.
Jennifer Elder*, California State University, Fresno
(1116201577) 
10:15 a.m.
Involutions of type $G_2$ over a field of characteristic 2.
John Hutchens*, Southern Arkansas University
Nathaniel Schwartz, Washington College
(1116201549)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Geometry, I
Room 213, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Minimizing Utopia.
Andrew Simoson*, King University
(1116VE479) 
8:15 a.m.
Special Configurations of Triangle Centers.
Hyun Jin Kim*, Hofstra University
Hyun Sun Kim, Hofstra University
(1116VE121) 
8:30 a.m.
Canonical Involution on Double Jet Bundles.
Hulya Kadioglu*, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
(1116VE1538) 
8:45 a.m.
Geometric Group Theory and Untangling EarPhones.
Neha Gupta*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
(1116VE1771) 
9:00 a.m.
Adams Operations on the Virtual KTheory of $\mathbb{P}(1,n)$.
Ross Sweet*, Northwestern University
Takashi Kimura, Boston University
(1116VE1856) 
9:15 a.m.
Packing Three Equal Circles Onto a Flat Klein Bottle.
Samantha Moore*, University of Northern Colorado
Robert Dickens, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(1116VE1979) 
9:30 a.m.
Numerical Ranges over Finite Fields.
Douglas D Knowles*, State University of New York at Geneseo
(1116VE2341) 
9:45 a.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of NonCompact Inverse Mean Curvature Flow in Hyperbolic Space.
Brian Allen*, University of Tennessee
(1116VE240) 
10:00 a.m.
Symplectic capacities, group actions, and integrable systems.
Alessio Figalli, ETH Zurich
Joseph Palmer*, University of California, San Diego
Álvaro Pelayo, University of California, San Diego
(1116VE2406)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Graph Theory, I
Room 212, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:15 a.m.
Interval edgecolorings of Cayley graphs.
Stephen H Dong*, Kennesaw State University
Erik E Westlund, Kennesaw State University
(1116VF1021) 
8:30 a.m.
Hypergraphs in Ecological Network Analysis.
Antonio J Golubski, Kennesaw State University
John H Vandermeer, University of Michigan
Erik E Westlund*, Kennesaw State University
(1116VF1022) 
8:45 a.m.
An algorithm for the independence number of incidence graphs.
Sarah E. Vigliotta*, Wesleyan University
(1116VF1046) 
9:00 a.m.
Bicycle Routes and Euler Doublepaths.
C. Ray Rosentrater*, Westmont College
(1116VF631) 
9:00 a.m.
Smith and Critical Groups of the Rook's Graph and its Complement.
Noah James Watson*, James Madison University
Jonathan M. Gerhard, James Madison University
(1116VF1211) 
9:30 a.m.
Structure of selfcomplementary graphs.
Peter Maceli*, Wesleyan University
(1116VF1262) 
9:45 a.m.
NonLocal Games on Graphs: An Operator Algebraic Approach.
Carlos M Ortiz*, University of Houston
Vern I Paulsen, University of Waterloo
(1116VF1377) 
10:00 a.m.
Predicting neural sequences from network structure.
Caitlyn Parmelee*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Carina Curto, The Pennsylvania State Univerisity
(1116VF1482) 
10:15 a.m.
Extremal Numbers for Forestable Graphs.
Neal Owen Bushaw*, Arizona State University
Nathan Kettle, IMPA
(1116VF1494) 
10:30 a.m.
Topics in game $f$matching.
Jennifer Irene Wise*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Douglas B West, Zhejiang Normal University and University of Illinois
(1116VF1503) 
10:45 a.m.
Zero forcing and the power domination problem in graphs.
Daniela Ferrero*, Texas State University
(1116VF530)

8:15 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mentoring
Room 618, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:15 a.m.
How to Get into Graduate School in Mathematics: What Graduate Schools Are Looking for.
Paul R. Bialek*, Trinity International University
(1116VL1915) 
8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Mixed peer and graduate student mentoring of undergraduate students in mathematics.
Julia P Clark*, University of California, Merced
Eric Roberts, University of California, Merced
(1116VL2203) 
8:45 a.m.
Mentoring Mathematical Programming in Undergraduate Research.
Jeffrey W. Clark*, Elon University
(1116VL230) 
9:00 a.m.
Tips for Running an REU Program at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution.
Zachary J. Abernathy*, Winthrop University
(1116VL2881)

8:15 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Modeling and Applications, I
Room 214, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
A comparison of methods to calculate the basic reproductive number for periodic systems.
Christopher David Mitchell*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1116VM1890) 
8:15 a.m.
Global Parameter Sensitivity Analysis on a Dynamic Model of Gene Regulation.
Jacqueline M Dresch*, Clark University
Robert A Drewell, Clark University
Gregory D McCarthy, Hampshire College
(1116VM2399) 
8:30 a.m.
Compartmental Competition Model with Cancer Stem Cells in a Colon Crypt.
Amber N. Lee*, Salem College
Anna Steinfeld, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Zachary Abernathy, Winthrop University
(1116VM105) 
8:45 a.m.
A model of Johne's disease with the disease transmission through the environment.
Kokum R. De Silva*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Shigetoshi Eda, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1116VM1072) 
9:00 a.m.
Coexistence and Extinction of Competing Species in the TimePeriodic VolterraLotka type Systems with Nonlocal Dispersal.
Nar Rawal*, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668
Arun Verma, Hampton University
(1116VM1077) 
9:15 a.m.
Exploring Transcranial Stimulation in a Cognitive Learning Model.
Taylor M. Posey*, University of Washington
Kelsey Kalmbach, Colorado School of Mines
(1116VM1094) 
9:30 a.m.
Preemptive vaccination strategies for disease outbreaks in community networks.
Michael R Kelly*, The Ohio State University
Joseph H Tien, The Ohio State University
(1116VM2389) 
9:45 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of Cancer Stem Cell Driven Tumor Growth with Radiation and Chemotherapy Treatment.
Zachary Abernathy, Winthrop University
Savannah V. Bates*, Jacksonville University
Rebecca Santorella, The College of New Jersey
(1116VM118) 
10:00 a.m.
Overview of MultiComponent SurfaceVolume Reactions.
Ryan M Evans*, University of Delaware
David A Edwards, University of Delaware
(1116VM1415) 
10:15 a.m.
Synchronization of tubular pressure oscillations by vascular and hemodynamic coupling in interacting nephrons.
Hwayeon Ryu*, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, St. Olaf College
Anita T. Layton, Department of Mathematics, Duke University
(1116VM1586) 
10:30 a.m.
A Deeper Study of a Mathematical Model Using Torain's Equations.
David S Torain, II*, Hampton University
(1116VM1590) 
10:45 a.m.
An Infinite Time Horizon Portfolio Optimization Model with Delays.
Tao Pang, North Carolina State University Raleigh NC
Azmat Hussain*, North Carolina State University Raleigh NC
(1116VM2479)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on the History or Philosophy of Mathematics
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
John Playfair and His Misnamed Axiom.
Amy AckerbergHastings*, University of Maryland University College
(1116VG106) 
8:15 a.m.
The Fluid Dynamics and the Heat Theory by Poisson.
Shigeru Masuda*, Ex. LongTerm Researcher of RIMS, Kyoto University
(1116VG1621) 
8:30 a.m.
van der Pol's Tablecloth: Highlights from the Balthasar van der Pol Collection at Museum Boerhaave.
John F. Bukowski*, Juniata College
(1116VG1826) 
8:45 a.m.
Olinde Rodrigues: banker, activist and mathematician.
Johannes C. Familton*, Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1116VG2011) 
9:00 a.m.
A Triune Philosophy of Mathematics.
Dusty W. Wilson*, Highline College
(1116VG2086) 
9:15 a.m.
A 2016 Calendar of Math in Berlin: Twelve Historical Moments That Influence Us Today.
Meredith L. Greer*, Bates College
(1116VG2182) 
9:30 a.m.
Using Debates To Study the History of Mathematics.
Steve Leonhardi*, Winona State University, Winona, MN
(1116VG2293) 
9:45 a.m.
A model for public documentation and sharing of the longterm achievements of graduates of mathematics programs in both regional and institutional contexts.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
(1116VG946)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, I
Tahoma 2, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
SpatiallyDeveloping Fractal Gaskets.
Robert W Fathauer*, Tessellations Company
(1116K52532) 
8:20 a.m.
Quilts & Lace: Unexpected Beauty Hidden in RadinConway's Pinwheel Tiling.
Douglas G. Burkholder*, LenoirRhyne University
(1116K61827) 
8:40 a.m.
Drunkard's Path and other quarter circle quilting patterns.
Mary D. Shepherd*, Northwest Missouri State University
(1116K52496) 
9:00 a.m.
Power of Mathematical Quilting.
Simei Tong*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1116K5377) 
9:20 a.m.
Finding the Viewpoint at a Museum: A HowTo Guide.
Fumiko Futamura*, Southwestern University
Robert Lehr, Austin, TX
(1116K61865) 
9:40 a.m.
Complex Mazes with Simple Paths: Mathematics within the Art of Classical Labyrinths.
David Thompson*, Towson University
Diana Cheng, Towson University
(1116K51063) 
10:00 a.m.
Fractals, writing, and applications of Geometry.
J. White*, Saint Leo University
(1116K5806) 
10:20 a.m.
Exploration of Mathematics Teaching and Assessment through MapleSoftware Projects of Art Diagram Design as Undergraduate Student Research Projects.
Lina Wu*, Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeThe City University of New York
(1116K5881) 
10:40 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Children are Mathematicians: Seeing Math in the Art Children Create.
Spring Cooke*, North Park University
(1116K52302)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Mechanics and Mathematical Physics
Skagit 1, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
A Geometric Characterization of Quantum Weak Values.
Jake Farinholt*, U.S. Navy
(1116811218) 
8:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Further Extending the Preons of Harari, Shupe and Seiberg using Transpose($\setminus$) with Cispose(/).
Michael Dombroski*, Los Angeles City College
(1116811292) 
8:30 a.m.
Complete criterion for convexGaussianstate detection.
Anna Vershynina*, Technical University of Munich, Germany
(111681719) 
8:45 a.m.
An Evolution Equation for Feynman's Operational Calculus in the Combined Continuous/Discrete Setting.
Lance Nielsen*, Creighton University
(1116442506) 
9:00 a.m.
Complex Matter Space and Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.
Reza R Ahangar*, Texas A & M University in Kingsville
(1116822810) 
9:15 a.m.
The Software Development for a Three Dimensional Gravity Inversion and Application to Study of The Border Ranges Fault System, SouthCentral Alaska.
Rolando Cardenas*, Valle Verde Early College High School
(1116862179) 
9:30 a.m.
Modeling and data analysis of largescale rainfall events and convection in the tropics.
Reed Ogrosky*, University of WisconsinMadison
Samuel Stechmann, University of WisconsinMadison
(1116862334) 
9:45 a.m.
Where does Kepler's third law hold?
Corey Shanbrom*, California State University, Sacramento
(1116532085) 
10:00 a.m.
Mathematical modeling of air flow through a coupled cooledheated wind tunnel.
Fathi M Allan*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UAEU
Mohamed A Hajji, Department of Mathematical Sceinces, UAEU
Qasem A AL Mdallal, Department of Mathematical Sceinces, UAEU
(111676620) 
10:15 a.m.
Continuum Eigenmodes in Some Linear Stellar Models.
Christopher J. Winfield*, University of Alaska  Fairbanks, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
(111685429)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Session on Proofs and Mathematical Reasoning in the First Two Years of College
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Joanne Peeples, El Paso Community College joannep@epcc.edu
Chris Oehrlein, Oklahoma City Community College
Dean Gooch, Santa Rosa Junior College

8:00 a.m.
Proofwriting before Calculus, a Salkehatchie experience.
WeiKai Lai*, University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
(1116P12010) 
8:20 a.m.
Teaching Mathematical Reasoning and Proofs in the TwoYear College Setting.
B. Dean Gooch*, Santa Rosa Junior College
(1116P11074) 
8:40 a.m.
FreshmanLevel Discrete Mathematics as an Introduction to Proof.
Kathleen M. Shannon*, Salisbury University
(1116P1373) 
9:00 a.m.
Bridging the Gap  Inserting a Transitions Course between an Introductory Proofs Course and Upperlevel Theoretical Courses.
Karin R Saoub*, Roanoke College
(1116P1909) 
9:20 a.m.
Addressing Creativity in an Introductory Proof Course.
Houssein El Turkey*, University of New Haven
Gail Tang, University of La Verne
Milos Savic, University of Oklahoma
Gulden Karakok, University of Northern Colorado
Emilie Naccarato, University of Northern Colorado
David Plaxco, University of Oklahoma
(1116P11619) 
9:40 a.m.
Transitioning from Lecture to Active Learning in an Introduction to Proofs Course.
Ross Sweet*, Northwestern University
Matthew Graham, Northwestern University
(1116P12782) 
10:00 a.m.
Promoting Outofclass Student Engagement in an Introduction to Proofs Course.
Matthew D. Graham*, Northwestern University
(1116P12785) 
10:20 a.m.
Proof Frameworks  A Way to Get Started on Writing Proofs.
Ahmed A Benkhalti*, New Mexico State University
John Selden, New Mexico State University
Annie Selden, New Mexico State University
(1116P11286) 
10:40 a.m.
Discussion 
10:40 a.m.
Using Videocases to Focus Student Thinking (Inside and) Outside of Class.
James Sandefur*, Georgetown University
Kay Somers, Moravian College
(1116P11323)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Topology and Knot Theory, II
Chelan 4, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

8:15 a.m.
Understanding character varieties via contact homology.
Christopher R. Cornwell*, CIRGET, UQAM
(1116571406) 
8:30 a.m.
$\sigma$Adequate Link Diagrams and the Tutte Polynomial.
Adam Giambrone*, University of Connecticut
(1116571454) 
8:45 a.m.
An Invariant for Virtual Singular Links.
Kelsey Renee Friesen*, California State University, Fresno
(1116571456) 
9:00 a.m.
Discussion 
9:00 a.m.
From Tangles to Equivariant Hyperbolic Corks.
David Auckly*, Kansas State University
Hee Jung Kim, Seoul National University
Paul Melvin, Bryn Mawr
Daniel Ruberman, Brandeis University
(1116571143) 
9:15 a.m.
Gaps in bridge spectra.
Nicholas J Owad*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116571885) 
9:30 a.m.
Operads and the space of string links.
John Burke*, Rhode Island College
(1116571622) 
9:45 a.m.
Hyperbolic volume and higher genus bridge numbers.
Jessica Purcell, Monash University
Alexander Zupan*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116571809) 
10:00 a.m.
Can two hyperbolic $2$bridge link complements be commensurable?
Christian R Millichap*, Linfield College
William Worden, Temple University
(1116571831) 
10:15 a.m.
Tau invariants for balanced spatial graphs and applications to link cobordisms.
Katherine Vance*, Rice University
(1116571931)

8:15 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, I
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu
Thomas Banchoff, Brown University
Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Edwin Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point

8:20 a.m.
Using Games to Teach Freshmen to Handle Mathematical and Professional Complications.
Victor I Piercey*, Ferris State University
Andrew Peterson, Ferris State University
(1116R5367) 
8:40 a.m.
College Graduates and Marketable Learning Outcomes.
Annela R Kelly*, Bridgewater State University
(1116R52042) 
9:00 a.m.
Students' Inclination to Incorporate Sketches During Problem Solving.
Milé Krajcevski*, University of South Florida
(1116R52131) 
9:20 a.m.
Mathematics Attitudes and Perceptions Survey: Assessing Students' Expertlike Conceptions of Mathematics.
Warren J. Code*, University of British Columbia
Joseph Lo, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Wes Maciejewski, University of Auckland
Sandra Merchant, University of British Columbia
Matthew Thomas, Ithaca College
(1116R52215) 
9:40 a.m.
Bridging the Gap: What NonCognitive Strategies are Effective in a a College Algebra Course?
Cinnamon Hillyard*, University of Washington Bothell
Emily Gismervig, University of Washington Bothell
Alex Musselman, University of Washington Bothell
Robin Angotti, University of Washington Bothell
(1116R52528) 
10:00 a.m.
Hybridized Learning in an Online Bridge Program.
James S Rolf*, Yale University
John Hall, Yale University
Sara Epperson, Yale University
Jennifer Frederick, Yale University
James Kim, Yale University
Edward O'Neill, Yale University
Frank Robinson, Yale University
(1116R52567) 
10:20 a.m.
Anxiety Levels of Students in a Developmental Mathematics Program.
Edgar Fuller*, West Virginia University
(1116R52811) 
10:40 a.m.
Students as partners in curricular design: Creation of studentgenerated calculus projects and their implementation.
Steve Cohen, Roosevelt University
Barbara Gonzalez, Hofstra University
Melanie Pivarski*, Roosevelt University
(1116R52937)

8:20 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Optimization
Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Juan Meza, University of California, Merced jcmeza@ucmerced.edu

8:00 a.m.
Optimal value function methods for numerical optimization.
Aleksandr Y Aravkin, University of Washington
James V Burke*, University of Washington
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy, University of Washington
Michael P Friedlander, University of California, Davis
Scott Roy, University of Washington
(1116902892) 
8:30 a.m.
A fast primaldual method for the obstacle problem.
Dominique Zosso*, UCLA Department of Mathematics
Braxton Osting, University of Utah, Department of Mathematics
Mengqi Xia, UCLA Department of Mathematics
Stanley J. Osher, UCLA, Department of Mathematics
(1116351558) 
9:00 a.m.
Discussion: Maria Cristina Villalobos, University of TexasPan American 
9:30 a.m.
Scalable optimization of complex energy systems under uncertainty using highperformance computers.
Cosmin G Petra*, Argonne National Laboratory
(1116902657) 
10:00 a.m.
A DataDriven Approach to PDEConstrained Optimization Under Uncertainty.
Drew P Kouri*, Sandia National Laboratories
(1116492902) 
10:30 a.m.
A Fast and Scalable Method for AOptimal Design of Experiments for Infinitedimensional Bayesian Nonlinear Inverse Problems with Application to Porous Medium Flow.
Noemi Petra*, University of California, Merced
(1116492634)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA/NCTM Joint Committee on Mutual Concerns/ College Board Panel Discussion
Creating a meaningful calculus I experience for students entering with high school calculus.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Alison Reddy, University of Illinois
Panelists:
Michael Boardman, Pacific University
David Bressoud, Macalester College
Robin Permantle, University of Pennsylvania
Uri Treisman, University of Texas 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
MAA Committee on Professional Development Session: NSF Funding Opportunities for the Learning and Teaching of the Mathematical Sciences, Part I
Undergraduate/graduate education, department of mathematics infrastructure, and human resource development.(DUE/DGE/DMS/HRD)
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Karen King, Division of Research on Learning, National Science Foundation
Tasha Inniss, Division of Human Resource Development, National Science Foundation
Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall 4B, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part A
Humanistic mathematics.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Eric Marland, Appalachian State University 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part A
Implementing inquiryoriented curricula for linear algebra, differential equations, and abstract algebra.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Estrella Johnson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Karen Keene, North Carolina State University 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part A
Teaching introductory statistics for instructors new to teaching statistics.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Carolyn Cuff, Westminster College 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
Skybridge, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach
Room 618, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

9:30 a.m.
Beyond Grades: Motivation in a NotForCredit Online Bridge Program.
John Hall*, Yale University
James S Rolf, Yale University
Sara Epperson, Yale University
Jennifer Frederick, Yale University
James Kim, Yale University
Edward O'Neill, Yale University
Frank Robinson, Yale University
(1116VO2571) 
9:45 a.m.
Girls Exploring Mathematics: A femalecentric outreach program.
Meghan M De Witt*, St. Thomas Aquinas College
(1116VO1872) 
10:00 a.m.
Combining sports and STEM in activitybased lessons for middle school students.
Jerry F. Dwyer*, George Washington University
Aimee M. Cloutier, Texas Tech University
(1116VO2158) 
10:15 a.m.
Cougar Math Advanced Project (CMAP) Summer Camp: A HandsOnApproach to Mathematical and Critical Thinking for High School Students.
Sofia Agrest*, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Debby Jeter, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
(1116VO2754)

9:30 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
MAA Committee on Professional Development: NSF Funding Opportunities for the Learning and Teaching of the Mathematical Sciences, Part II
The K16 continuumlearning science and research and pre and inservice teachers. (DUE/DRL)
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Karen King, Division of Research on Learning, National Science Foundation
Tasha Inniss, Division of Human Resource Development, National Science Foundation
Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Advanced placement calculus today: Opportunities and challenges.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Ben Hedrick, College Board
Panelists:
Don King, Northeastern University
Dan Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Stephen Davis, Davidson University 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Prestrained elasticity: curvature constraints and differential geometry with low regularity.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Marta Lewicka*, University of Pittsburgh
(11163570) 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 10:20 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Experiences and Innovations in Teaching Probability Theory, I
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathon Peterson, Purdue University peterson@purdue.edu
Nathaniel Eldredge, University of Northern Colorado

9:40 a.m.
Statistical Simulations of Lottery Tickets.
Paul R. Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1116E547) 
10:00 a.m.
Guessing your way through a probability test.
Edward Early*, St. Edward's University
(1116E51370) 
10:20 a.m.
Using dice games to teach probability.
Jeremiah D Bartz*, Franis Marion University
(1116E524) 
10:40 a.m.
Teaching to the Actuarial Exams: One of the Few Times Teaching to an Exam is Okay.
Jesse W Johnson*, Westfield State University
(1116E52764) 
11:40 a.m.
Improving the pyrenees probability tutor to enable comparison of pedagogical interventions.
Gerardo Emmanuele Serrano*, Universidad Metropolitana (Recinto Cupey)
(1116E5100)

9:40 a.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Statistical paradises and paradoxes in big data.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
XiaoLi Meng*, Harvard University
(1116621317) 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Hall 4A, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Quasirandom sets, quasirandom graphs, and applications.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
W Timothy Gowers*, University of Cambridge, UK
(1116051512) 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Singing along with math: The mathematical work of the opera singer Jerome Hines.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
T. Christine Stevens*, American Mathematical Society
(1116A019) 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part A
Algebraic geometry: A problembased course.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
Ryan Brown, Georgia College 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis and Geometry in Nonsmooth Metric Measure Spaces, II
Room 401, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Luca Capogna, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jeremy Tyson, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign tyson@math.edu

2:15 p.m.
Stochastic analysis on subRiemannian manifolds.
Fabrice Baudoin*, Purdue University
(1116581254) 
2:45 p.m.
Hypoelliptic heat kernels on nilpotent Lie groups.
Maria Gordina*, University of Connecticut
(111643887) 
3:15 p.m.
Densities and uniformly distributed measures in the Heisenberg group.
Vasileios Chousionis*, University of Connecticut
(1116281588) 
3:45 p.m.
Carnot vs Siegel: Diophantine approximation in the Heisenberg group.
Anton Lukyanenko*, University of Michigan
Joseph Vandehey, University of Georgia
(1116201981) 
4:15 p.m.
A Measure Zero Universal Differentiability Set in the Heisenberg Group.
Gareth Speight*, University of Cincinnati
(111646484) 
4:45 p.m.
The Whitney Extension Theorem for $C^1$, horizontal curves in $\mathbb{H}^n$.
Scott Zimmerman*, University of Pittsburgh
(111658472) 
5:15 p.m.
Unrectifiability of metric spaces and mappings of bounded length distortion.
Piotr Hajlasz*, University of Pittsburgh
Soheil Malekzadeh, University of Pittsburgh
(111649891) 
5:45 p.m.
Projection theorem in infinite dimensional spaces.
Marianna Csornyei*, University of Chicago
(1116282425)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Big Demand for Big Data: How Do We Create the Big Supply?, I
Room 610, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Rick Cleary, Babson College rcleary@babson.edu
XiaoLi Meng, Harvard University

2:15 p.m.
Big Network Data.
Patrick J Wolfe*, University College London
(1116622468) 
3:15 p.m.
Discussion. 
4:15 p.m.
Statistical Fusion Learning: Combining Inferences from Multiple Sources for More Powerful Findings.
Regina Y Liu*, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
(1116622646) 
5:15 p.m.
The potential and perils of preprocessing: Building new foundations.
Alex Blocker, Google Life Sciences
XiaoLi Meng*, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
(1116602887)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part A
Increasing student engagement and understanding through active learning strategies in calculus.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Debbie Gochenaur, Shippensburg University
Larissa Schroeder, University of Hartford
Matt Boelkins, Grand Valley State University
Annie Hodge, University of Nebraska Omaha
Dana Ernst, Northern Arizona University 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Innovative Ideas in Enhancing Success in Mathematics Classes, II
Chelan 2, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University
Ellina Grigorieva, Texas Woman's University egrigorieva@twu.edu
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:15 p.m.
Etudes of Questions: A New Approach for Writing Mathematics.
Thomas Garrity*, Williams
(111697551) 
2:45 p.m.
Integrating Calculus I for Deeper Conceptual Understanding.
J. Alfredo Jimenez*, Penn State Hazleton
(1116971212) 
3:15 p.m.
Geometric approach to solving algebraic problems.
Ellina Grigorieva*, Texas Woman's University
(111697292) 
3:45 p.m.
Team Base Learning in a Large Lecture Calculus I Class.
Elgin Johnston*, Iowa State University
Heather Bolles, Iowa State University
Travis Peters, Iowa State University
(1116971189) 
4:15 p.m.
How to Write Proofs in Analysis.
Jonathan Kane*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1116971596) 
4:45 p.m.
Course Management of Engineering Statistics for Student Learning and Instructor Survival.
Paul B. Deignan*, University of Texas at Dallas
(111662497) 
5:15 p.m.
Engagement, Capacity, and Continuity Theory: What is it and how can I use it?
James R. Valles, Jr.*, Prairie View A&M University
(1116972157) 
5:45 p.m.
Puzzles, warmups, and games in teaching Calculus.
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
(111697383)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Integrable Systems, Painlevé Equations, and Random Matrices, II
Skagit 5, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado adzham@unco.edu
Christopher M. Ormerod, California Institute of Technology
Virgil U. Pierce, University of TexasPan American

2:15 p.m.
Inverse Moment Problem for NonAbelian Coxeter Double Bruhat Cells.
Michael Gekhtman*, Notre Dame
(1116581026) 
2:45 p.m.
Quantum Gravity and Quantum Groups.
Nicholas M Ercolani*, University of Arizona
Patrick Waters, Temple University
(1116052774) 
3:15 p.m.
Combinatorial Hamiltonian Dynamics.
Tova Brown*, University of Arizona
(1116372404) 
3:45 p.m.
Universality of operator limits at the Laguerre hard edge.
Brian Rider, Temple University
Patrick Thomas Waters*, Temple University
(1116601616) 
4:15 p.m.
From gap probabilities in random matrix theory to eigenvalue expansions.
Thomas Joachim Bothner*, University of Michigan
(1116821129) 
4:45 p.m.
Forward scattering for the semiclassical three wave equation.
Robert Buckingham*, University of Cincinnati
Robert Jenkins, University of Arizona
Peter Miller, University of Michigan
(111635736) 
5:15 p.m.
A numerical study of linesoliton interactions of the DaveyStewartson II system.
Kenichi Maruno*, Waseda University
Arata Nagahara, Waseda University
(1116352655) 
5:45 p.m.
Confluence of generalized hypergeometric functions and integrable hydrodynamic type equations.
Yuji Kodama*, The Ohio State University
(1116301542)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions between Noncommutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, II
Room 602, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@wfu.edu
James Zhang, University of Washington

2:15 p.m.
Affine PI Algebras, Representability and the Hopfian Property.
Lance W. Small*, University of California, San Diego
(1116161289) 
2:45 p.m.
Finite dimensional Hopf actions on Weyl algebras.
Chelsea Walton*, Temple University
(111616734) 
3:15 p.m.
On FrobeniusSchur indicators for nonsemisimple Hopf algebras.
SiuHung Ng*, Louisiana State University
(1116161604) 
3:45 p.m.
Hopf algebra domains of GelfandKirillov dimension two.
Kenneth R Goodearl*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(111616511) 
4:15 p.m.
BGG Category $\mathcal{O}$ over generalized Weyl algebras.
Apoorva Khare*, Stanford University
Akaki Tikaradze, University of Toledo
(111616890) 
4:45 p.m.
Modular derivations for Poisson algebras.
Quanshui Wu*, School of Mathematical Sciences, Fudan University
(1116161475) 
5:15 p.m.
Positive entropy automorphisms and free subalgebras.
S. Paul Smith*, University of Washington
(111616882) 
5:45 p.m.
General noncommutative blowing up.
Daniel Rogalski*, UC San Diego
(1116162213)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, II
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Ion, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor pion@umich.edu
Olaf Teschke, zbMATH, Berlin
Stephen Watt, University of Western Ontario

2:15 p.m.
Embracing the dislocations as well as the gifts of the internet.
David Mumford*, Brown University
(1116001751) 
3:15 p.m.
Ensuring access and reproducibility: where do we go from here?
Henry Cohn*, Microsoft Research New England
(1116001867) 
3:45 p.m.
A publishers view on various aspects of handling digital scientific information.
Mario Aigner*, Springer International Publishing
(1116002256) 
4:15 p.m.
Linked Data, Annotations and the Future of Mathematics Libraries.
Timothy W. Cole*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1116001884) 
4:45 p.m.
Mathematics publishing in an academic library context.
David Ruddy*, Cornell University
(1116001626) 
5:15 p.m.
The Search for Convex Pentagons that Tile the Plane: Challenges in Computation and Dissemination.
Casey Mann*, University of Washington Bothell
Jennifer McLoudMann, University of Washington Bothell
David Von Derau, University of Washington Bothell
(1116522200) 
5:45 p.m.
Nontextual information infrastructure for mathematics at the German National Library of Science and Technology.
Elena Demidova, Forschungszentrum L3S
Peter Löwe, German National Library of Science and Technology
Margret Plank, German National Library of Science and Technology
Mila Runnwerth*, German National Library of Science and Technology
(1116002385)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Metrical and Topological Fixed Point Theory with Applications
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Clement Boateng Ampadu, Boston, MA drampadu@hotmail.com
Talat Nazir, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Hudson Akewe, University of Lagos, Nigeria

2:15 p.m.
Coincidence Point of Sequence of Multivalued Maps using Graphic Contraction.
Muhammad Nouman Aslam Khan*, SCME, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
(111646126) 
2:45 p.m.
Coincidence points of crisp and Lfuzzy mappings.
Akbar Azam*, Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad  44000, Pakistan
(111646130) 
3:15 p.m.
Nielsen fixed point theory on infrasolvmanifolds of $\mathrm{Sol}$.
Jang Hyun Jo, Sogang University
Jong Bum Lee*, Sogang University
(111655280) 
3:45 p.m.
Hybrid iterative sequences of Jungcktype and common fixed point theorems.
Hudson Akewe*, University of Lagos
(111646412) 
4:15 p.m.
Fixed point theory of geometric 3manifolds.
Peter N Wong*, Bates College
(111655525) 
4:45 p.m.
Fixed point theorems for single and multivalued dominating mappings in dualistic partial metric space.
Muhammad Arshad Zia*, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
(111646355) 
5:15 p.m.
L*operators and fixedpoint theorems.
W. Kulpa, Department of Mathematics, UKSW
A. Szymanski*, Department of Mathematics, Slippery Rock University
M. Turzanski, Department of Mathematics, UKSW
D. Zagrodny, Department of Mathematics, UKSW
(1116541048)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Operators, Function Spaces, and Models, II
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Alberto Condori, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers
William Ross, University of Richmond wross@richmond.edu

2:15 p.m.
The classification problem for arclength nullquadrature domains.
Alexandre Eremenko, Purdue University
Erik Lundberg*, Florida Atlantic University
(1116302159) 
2:45 p.m.
Two remarks on similarity.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(111647351) 
3:15 p.m.
The 3x3 von Neumann inequality.
Greg Knese*, Washington University in St. Louis
(1116471061) 
3:45 p.m.
TwoWeight Inequalities for Commutators with Calder{ó}nZygmund Operators.
Irina Holmes*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael T. Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology
Brett D. Wick, Washington University in St. Louis
(111644453) 
4:15 p.m.
SubJordan Operator Tuples.
Benjamin Peter Russo*, University of Florida
(111647826) 
4:45 p.m.
Iterated RankOne Perturbations.
Dale Frymark*, Baylor University
Constanze Liaw, Baylor University
Alexei Poltoratski, Texas A&M University
(111646728) 
5:15 p.m.
Noncommutative Function Theory for Operators.
John E McCarthy*, Washington University in St. Louis
Jim Agler, U.C. San Diego
(111647692)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Origami Methods and Applications, II
Room 4C3, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Erik Demaine, MIT
Thomas C. Hull, Western New England University thull@wne.edu
Robert J. Lang, Lang Origami

2:15 p.m.
Computational Origami is Hard.
Erik D. Demaine*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116682254) 
2:45 p.m.
Who Needs Crossings? Hardness of Plane Graph Rigidity.
Zachary Abel*, MIT Department of Mathematics
Erik D. Demaine, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Martin L. Demaine, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Sarah Eisenstat, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Jason Lynch, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Tao B. Schardl, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
(1116522006) 
3:15 p.m.
Box Pleating is Hard.
H. A. Akitaya*, Tufts University
K. C. Cheung, NASA
E. D. Demaine, MIT
T. Horiyama, Saitama University
T. C. Hull, Western New England University
J. S. Ku, MIT
T. Tachi, The University of Tokyo
R. Uehara, JAIST
(1116681125) 
3:45 p.m.
Verification of flatfoldability of crease patterns on the 45 degree grid system.
Yoshihisa Matsukawa, University of Tsukuba
Jun Mitani*, University of Tsukuba
(111605652) 
4:15 p.m.
Recent results on common developments of tetramonohedron and other solids.
Ryuhei Uehara*, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
(111651641) 
4:45 p.m.
Generating Crease Patterns from Prescribed Boundary Foldings.
Jason S Ku*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116681565) 
5:15 p.m.
Geodesic Universal Molecules.
John Christopher Bowers*, James Madison University
Ileana Streinu, Smith College
(111652768) 
5:45 p.m.
Counterrotating Twist Tessellations and Brocard Polygons.
Robert J Lang*, Robert J. Lang Origami
Roger Alperin, San Jose State University
(111651439)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Parabolic Geometries, Twistor Theory, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence, I
Room 4C4, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathan Holland, University of Pittsburgh jonathan.e.holland@gmail.com
George Sparling, University of Pittsburgh
Daniela Mihai, Carnegie Mellon University

2:15 p.m.
Hyperholomorphic line bundles.
Eric O. Korman*, University of Texas at Austin
(111653152) 
3:15 p.m.
New results on the structure of quantum Teichmüller space.
Dylan G.L. Allegretti*, Yale University
(111651859) 
4:15 p.m.
Higherdimensional Willmore energies via minimal submanifold asymptotics.
C. Robin Graham*, University of Washington
Nicholas Reichert, University of Washington
(1116532052)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Problems in Geometry and Design of Materials, I
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Marta Lewicka, University of Pittsburgh lewicka@pitt.edu
Petronela Radu, University of Nebraska

2:15 p.m.
The energy of a Möbius band.
Roberto Paroni*, Università di Sassari
(1116491750) 
3:15 p.m.
Isometric Immersions and Self Similar Buckling in NonEuclidean Elastic Sheets.
John Gemmer*, Brown University
Shankar Venkataramani, University of Arizona
Eran Sharon, Hebrew University of Jeruslaem
(1116351583) 
3:45 p.m.
Characterization of perfectly ordered mathematical quasicrystals.
Alan Haynes*, University of York, UK
Henna Koivusalo, University of York, UK
James Walton, University of York, UK
(1116521013) 
4:15 p.m.
Compatibility conditions as a measure of rigidity of discrete structures.
Andrej Cherkaev*, University of Utah, Department of Mathematics
Predrag Krtolica, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Andrejs E. Treibergs*, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
(111635954) 
4:45 p.m.
Dynamic Analysis of Chevron Structures in Liquid Crystal Cells.
Lidia Mrad*, Purdue University
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University
(1116351769) 
5:15 p.m.
Finite Element Approximations of Bilayer Plates.
Soeren Bartels, University of Freiburg, Germany
Andrea Bonito*, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
Ricardo H Nochetto, University of Maryland, USA
(1116651275)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Pseudorandomness and Its Applications, I
Room 606, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge
Jozsef Solymosi, University of British Columbia solymosi@math.ubc.ca

2:15 p.m.
A characterization of functions with vanishing averages over products of disjoint sets.
Hamed Hatami*, McGill University
Pooya Hatami, University of Chicago
Yaqiao Li, McGill Univeristy
(111605523) 
2:45 p.m.
Pseudorandomness & HigherDimensional Topological Expansion.
Uli Wagner*, IST Austria
(1116051691) 
3:15 p.m.
Recent developments in explicit constructions of randomness extractors.
Xin Li*, Johns Hopkins University
(1116681572) 
3:45 p.m.
On some problems in Geometric Ramsey Theory.
Neil Lyall*, University of Georgia
Akos Magyar, University of Georgia
(1116421998) 
4:15 p.m.
Arithmetic progressions in sparse pseudorandom subsets of the real numbers.
Marc Carnovale*, The Ohio State University
(1116422108) 
4:45 p.m.
On problems of Cameron and Erdos.
Jozsef Balog*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Hong Liu, UIUC
Maryam Sharifzadeh, UIUC
Andrew Treglown, Birmingham U., UK
(111605516) 
5:15 p.m.
Algebraic constructions of Turán graphs.
Boris Bukh*, Carnegie Mellon University
(111605342) 
5:45 p.m.
Additive Diophantine equations in dense variables.
Kevin Henriot*, University of British Columbia
(111611872)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Biology, II
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Guihong Fan, Columbus State University fan_guihong@columbusstate.edu
Jing Li, Califorrnia State University Northridge
Hongying Shu, Tongji University, China

2:15 p.m.
A theory of optimal antibiotic resistance management.
Timothy C Reluga*, Penn State University
(1116921185) 
2:45 p.m.
Interaction of water and biomass: rich dynamics in a simple model.
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary
Xiaoli Wang, Southwest University
Guohong Zhang, Southwest University
(1116921489) 
3:15 p.m.
Modeling and the dynamics of the Spread and Control of Dengue with L= imited Public Health Resources.
Huaiping Zhu*, York University
(1116002977) 
3:45 p.m.
Residual viremia in treated HIV+ patients: simple model insights.
Jessica M Conway*, Pennsylvania State University
Alan S Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1116921264) 
4:15 p.m.
Modeling HIV treatment and slow depletion of target cells.
Libin Rong*, Oakland University
(1116922449) 
4:45 p.m.
Infectious diseases can eradicate host species.
Alex P Farrell*, Arizona State University
H Thieme, Arizona State University
(1116341457) 
5:15 p.m.
Leading indicators of bifurcations in epidemiological systems.
John M. Drake, University of Georgia
Suzanne M. O'Regan*, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
(111692589) 
5:45 p.m.
Data Assimilation in Mathematical Models of Cancer Growth and Treatment.
Eric J Kostelich*, Arizona State University
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University
Javier Baez, Arizona State University
(1116922168)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments in Dispersive Partial Differential Equations and Harmonic Analysis, II
Skagit 4, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
William Green, RoseHulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute green@rosehulman.edu
Jennifer Beichman, University of Wisconsin, Madison

2:15 p.m.
A Weigthed estimate for two dimensional Schrödinger, matrix Schrödinger, and wave equations with resonance of the first kind at zero.
Ebru Toprak*, University of Illinois
(111635857) 
2:45 p.m.
$L^p$ Bounds for Wave Operators for the Schrödinger Equation with a Threshold Eigenvalue.
Michael Goldberg*, University of Cincinnati
William Green, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(111635678) 
3:15 p.m.
Global WellPosedness of 2D Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations of Indefinite Signature.
Nathan Totz*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
(1116351142) 
3:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Global behavior and nonsqueezing for the NLKG.
Dana Mendelson*, MSRI
(1116351508) 
4:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Wave maps with large data.
Andrew Lawrie*, UC Berkeley
(111635428) 
4:45 p.m.
Periodic traveling waves of the short pulse equation: existence and stability.
Milena Stanislavova*, University of Kansas
(1116351055) 
5:15 p.m.
Negative energy blowup for the focusing Hartree hierarchy via identities of virial and localized virial type.
Aynur Bulut*, University of Michigan and MSRI
(1116351863) 
5:45 p.m.
Strichartz Estimate for the Cauchy Problem of Dispersive Equations on $\alpha$Modulation Space.
Justin Trulen*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
(111635259)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Research from the 2014 and 2015 Rocky MountainGreat Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics, II
Room 204, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Ferrera, University of Colorado, Denver michael.ferrara@ucdenver.edu
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University, Ames
Paul Horn, University of Denver
Derrick Stolee, Iowa State University, Ames

2:15 p.m.
How to Make the Perfect Fireworks Display: Two Strategies for Hanabi.
Christopher Cox, Carnegie Mellon University
Jessica De Silva*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Philip DeOrsey, Emory & Henry College
Franklin H.J. Kenter, Rice University
Troy Retter, Emory University
Josh Tobin, University of California, San Diego
(1116911204) 
2:45 p.m.
Antimagic Labelings of Weighted and Oriented Graphs.
Zhanar Berikkyzy, Iowa State University
Axel Brandt*, University of Colorado Denver
Sogol Jahanbekam, University of Colorado Denver
Victor Larsen, Kennesaw State University
Danny Rorabaugh, Queens University
(1116051480) 
3:15 p.m.
On the Strong Chromatic Index of Sparse Graphs.
Sogol Jahanbekam*, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, Denver
(1116051164) 
3:45 p.m.
Fast percolation on the hexagonal lattice.
Charles Tomlinson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Philip DeOrsey, Emory & Henry College
(1116052148) 
4:15 p.m.
Chvátaltype results for degree sequence Ramsey numbers.
Christopher Cox, Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver
Ryan R Martin, Iowa State University
Benjamin Reiniger*, Ryerson University
(1116051154) 
4:45 p.m.
Graph Builds.
Jay Cummings*, UC San Diego
(1116052018) 
5:15 p.m.
$I,F$partitions of sparse graphs.
Axel Brandt, University of Colorado Denver
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver
Mohit Kumbhat, Iowa State University
Sarah Loeb*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Derrick Stolee, Iowa State University
Matthew Yancey, Institute for Defense Analyses / Center for Computing Sciences
(1116052160) 
5:45 p.m.
Increasing paths in edgeordered graphs.
Jessica De Silva, UNL
Theodore Molla, UIUC
Florian Pfender, UC Denver
Troy Retter, Emory
Michael Tait*, UCSD
(1116051257)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on SetValued Optimization and Variational Problems with Applications, II
Room 310, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Baasansuren Jadamba, Rochester Institute of Technology
Akhtar A. Kahn, Rochester Institute of Technology aaksma@rit.edu
Mau Nam Nguyen, Portland State University
Miguel Sama, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Chirstiane Tammer, Martin Luther University of HalleWittenberg

2:15 p.m.
Existence of equilibria and fixed points of setvalued mappings on EpiLipschitz sets with weak tangential conditions.
Messaoud Bounekhel*, King Saud University, College of Science, Department of Mathematics, Riyadh, KSA
(111649326) 
2:45 p.m.
A generalized multidirectional mean value inequality.
Robert J Kipka*, Queen's University
Yuri S. Ledyaev, Western Michigan University
(1116491892) 
3:15 p.m.
Geometric Approach to Convex Analysis in Locally Convex Topological Vector Spaces.
R. Blake Rector*, Portland State University
Nguyen Mau Nam, Portland State University
(111649738) 
3:45 p.m.
Optimization and Numerical Analysis of SetValued or FuzzyValued functions  A Unified Approach and Applications.
Vira Babenko*, The University of Utah
(111665648) 
4:15 p.m.
On the DouglasRachford algorithm: inconsistency and finite convergence.
Minh Ngoc Dao*, University of British Columbia Okanagan and Hanoi National University of Education
(111649195) 
4:45 p.m.
Stability analysis of composite optimization problems with applications to critical multipliers.
Ebrahim Sarabi*, Wayne state university
(111649427) 
5:15 p.m.
A new topological degree theory for pseudomonotone perturbations of the sum of two maximal monotone operators and applications.
Teffera M. Asfaw*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(1116461354) 
5:45 p.m.
RungeKutta Approximation and Optimization of Differential Inclusions.
Yuan Tian*, Miami University  Oxford
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
(111649403)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part A
Teaching mathematics with sports applications.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Rick Cleary, Babson College 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on The History of Mathematics, I
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Deborah Kent, Drake University

2:15 p.m.
Geometry's Indisputability: From Hero to Hobbes.
Jacqueline Feke*, University of Waterloo
(1116011341) 
2:45 p.m.
The Vis Viva Controversy: a Tercentenary Celebration.
Lawrence A. D'Antonio*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1116011100) 
3:15 p.m.
Some Aspects of the History of the Cycloid.
Maria Zack*, Point Loma Nazarene University
(111601831) 
3:45 p.m.
75 Years of Apology: G.H. Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology.
Daniel S Silver*, University of South Alabama
(111601688) 
4:15 p.m.
Wetzel's problem, Paul Erdős, and the continuum hypothesis: a mathematical mystery.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(111601223) 
4:45 p.m.
Programming Before Computers.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1116011688) 
5:15 p.m.
Visualizing a constructive cubic solution: Omar Khayyam meets Oliver Byrne.
Deborah Kent*, Drake University
(1116011659) 
5:45 p.m.
The Long Birth of Modern Algebra for Undergraduates.
Walter J. Meyer*, Adelphi U.
(1116011919)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Representation Theory, II
Room 201, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Helen Wong, Carelton College hwong@carleton.edu

2:15 p.m.
BernsteinGelfandGelfand reciprocity property and categorification of the polynomial ring.
Radmila Sazdanovic*, North Carolina State University
Mikhail Khovanov, Columbia University
(1116181282) 
2:45 p.m.
Stabilization of the Khovanov Homotopy Type of Torus Links.
Michael S Willis*, University of Virginia
(1116551277) 
3:15 p.m.
Diagonalization of the full twist.
Matthew Hogancamp*, Indiana University, Bloomington
Benjamin Elias, University of Oregon, Eugene
(1116551398) 
3:45 p.m.
Stable homology of torus links via categorified onecolumn Young symmetrizers.
Michael A Abel*, Duke University
Matt Hogancamp, Indiana University
(1116571260) 
4:15 p.m.
On formal contact categories.
Ben Cooper*, University of Iowa
(1116181036) 
4:45 p.m.
Link homologies from BarNatan skein modules.
Christine Ruey Shan Lee*, University of Texas at Austin
(111657889) 
5:15 p.m.
Howe dualities and link invariants.
David E. V. Rose*, University of Southern California
(1116811367) 
5:45 p.m.
Topology in the degree of the Colored Jones Polynomial.
Effie Kalfagianni*, Michigan State University, Michigan State University
Ahn T. Tran, The University of Texas at Dallas
(111657931)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on What's New in Group Theory?, I
Rooms 307/308, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Arturo Magidin, University of Louisiana at Lafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Elizabeth Wilcox, Oswego State University of New York

2:15 p.m.
What's new about finite pgroups.
George Glauberman*, University of Chicago
(111620632) 
2:45 p.m.
Standard form problems for 2fusion systems.
Justin Lynd*, University of Montana
(1116201355) 
3:15 p.m.
Finiteness properties of infinite groups, and examples in pure braid groups.
Matthew Zaremsky*, Binghamton University
(111620558) 
3:45 p.m.
Automorphism groups of extremal codes.
Paul E Becker*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(111620943) 
4:15 p.m.
Graphical Frobenius Representations with even complements.
Thomas W Tucker*, Colgate University
Marston D.E. Conder, University of Auckland, NZ
Mark E Watkins, Syracuse University, NY
(1116201920) 
4:45 p.m.
Asymptotic density of test elements in free groups and surface groups.
Ilir Snopce*, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
(111620626) 
5:15 p.m.
The congruence subgroup problem for branch groups.
Rachel K. Skipper*, Binghamton University
(111620959) 
5:45 p.m.
On autocommutators in infinite abelian groups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, Binghamton University
Patrizia Longobardi, University of Salerno
Mercede Maj, University of Salerno
(111620496)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Assessing Student Learning: Alternative Approaches, II
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
David Clark, Grand Valley State University clarkdav@gvsu.edu
Jane Butterfield, University of Victoria
Robert Campbell, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
Cassie Williams, James Madison University

2:15 p.m.
Encouraging Careful Questioning Through TwoColor Problem Sets.
Vicky W Klima*, Appalachian State University
(1116A51917) 
2:35 p.m.
Using Poetry to Assess Students' Learning of Mathematics.
Karen D Morgan*, New Jersey City University
(1116A52720) 
2:55 p.m.
A minimalist assessment method which maximizes student learning and participation.
Maarten McKubreJordens*, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
(1116A51196) 
3:15 p.m.
Assessing Student Participation and Presentation of Material.
Edwin P Herman*, University of WisconsinStevens Point
(1116A52221) 
3:35 p.m.
Innovations in Calculus Assessment.
Vincent J. Matsko*, University of San Francisco
(1116A51767) 
3:55 p.m.
Assessment and Rubrics for a Survey Project in an Elementary Statistics Course.
Richard P Spindler*, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
(1116A5289) 
4:15 p.m.
Measuring Student Learning Outcomes under Interval and Fuzzy Uncertainty.
Jalalidin Jaenbai*, Zayed University, UAE
(1116A51435) 
4:35 p.m.
No tests. No, really.
Emlee Nicholson*, Millsaps College
(1116A51913)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Experiences and Innovations in Teaching Probability Theory, II
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathon Peterson, Purdue University peterson@purdue.edu
Nathaniel Eldredge, University of Northern Colorado

2:15 p.m.
Using cultural references and flipped classrooms in teaching undergraduate probability.
Joe P. Chen*, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
Thomas W. Roby, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
(1116E51510) 
2:35 p.m.
Probability in an Active Learning Environment.
Mark Daniel Ward*, Purdue University, Department of Statistics
(1116E52511) 
2:55 p.m.
Using R Simulation to Encourage Creativity in an Introductory Probability Course.
Matt Roscoe, University of Montana
David Patterson*, University of Montana
(1116E52625) 
3:15 p.m.
A Study in Using Computer Programming to Simulate Classic Probability Problems.
David P Ely*, The Ohio State University
(1116E52738) 
3:35 p.m.
Probability projects with multiple motives.
Ryan Gantner*, Saint John Fisher College
(1116E5992) 
3:55 p.m.
Developing an undergraduate stochastic processes course.
Jonathon Peterson*, Purdue University
(1116E52512)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis and Operator Theory, I
Room 615, Washington State Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Two approaches to the notions of real locally C* and locally JBalgebras.
Oleg Friedman*, Lander College for Men Touro College, NY, USA/UNISA, RSA
(1116462351) 
2:30 p.m.
Estimates of the modulartype operator norm of an integral operator over spherical cones.
ChangPao Chen*, Hsuan Chuang University
(111647490) 
2:45 p.m.
Positive cones, positive linear functionals and classification of algebras of operators on Pontryagin $\Pi_1$ space.
Sofya S Masharipova*, Ashford University
Shukhrat M Usmanov, Ashford University
(111646901) 
3:00 p.m.
Moment Representations of the Exceptional $X_1$Laguerre Orthogonal Polynomials.
Constanze Liaw, Baylor University
John M. Osborn*, Baylor University
(1116462235) 
3:15 p.m.
Compact Composition Operators on Weighted Hilbert Spaces.
Waleed AlRawashdeh*, Montana Tech
(111647974) 
3:30 p.m.
Fixed point theorem for hypergroups with application to showing the existence of a Haar measure.
Benjamin Willson*, Western Illinois University
(1116432938) 
3:45 p.m.
Weak compactness is not equivalent to the fixed point property in $c$.
Torrey Gallagher, University of Pittsburgh
Chris Lennard, University of Pittsburgh
Roxana Popescu*, University of Pittsburgh
(1116001571) 
4:00 p.m.
Frames generated by compact group actions.
Joseph W. Iverson*, University of Oregon
(1116432667) 
4:15 p.m.
Nonlinear operators satisfying order theoretic properties on vectorvalued functions.
William A. Feldman*, University of Arkansas, Department of Mathematical Sciences
(1116462212) 
4:30 p.m.
A Noncommutative BorsukUlam Theorem.
Benjamin W Passer*, Washington University in St. Louis
(111647482) 
4:45 p.m.
Classifying Functions in the Kernel of the Adjoint of a Composition Operator on the Hardy Space.
Brittney R. Miller*, Purdue University
(1116471599) 
5:00 p.m.
Zero Inclusion for the Numerical Range of a Composition Operator.
Christopher R. Felder*, Butler University
(1116472069) 
5:15 p.m.
Motives of noncommutative tori.
Y Shen*, Department of Mathematics, the Florida state University
(1116472098) 
5:30 p.m.
Mean isometries are isometries.
Torrey M Gallagher*, University of Pittsburgh
(1116461646)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Differential Geometry, II
Room 605, Washington State Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Nontriviality of the Fundamental Group of Symplectic Embeddings of 2 Ellipsoids.
Edward William Burkard*, University of Notre Dame
(1116531105) 
2:30 p.m.
The convexity radius of a Riemannian manifold.
James Dibble*, Western Illinois University
(1116532120) 
2:45 p.m.
On hearing the length spectrum of lens spaces.
Donato R. Cianci*, Dartmouth College
(1116532330) 
3:00 p.m.
Extending the $\log (2k1)$Theorem.
Rosemary K Guzman*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1116572971) 
3:15 p.m.
New Results in Conformal Ricci Flow and the Conformally Reduced Einstein Evolution Equations.
Arthur E. Fischer*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(1116532964) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Classifying Monotone Lagrangian Tori in $S^2 \times S^2$ up to Hamiltonian Isotopy.
Sahana Vasudevan*, Harvard University
(1116532582) 
3:45 p.m.
Sobolev Homeomorphism on a Sphere Containing An Arbitrary Cantor Set in the image.
Piotr Hajlasz, University of Pittsburgh
Xiaodan Zhou*, University of Pittsburgh
(1116001049) 
4:00 p.m.
A Finite Generating Set For Muller's Arc Algebra  Part 1.
Julian R. Skotheim*, Carleton College
Matt Sikkink Johnson, University of Minnesota
Crystal Lai, Berlin Mathematical School
Helen Wong, Carleton College
(1116571315) 
4:15 p.m.
A Finite Generating Set for Muller's Arc Algebra, Part 2.
Matthew L. Sikkink Johnson*, University of Minnesota
Julian R. Skotheim, Carleton College
Helen Wong, Carleton College
Crystal Lai, Berlin Mathematical School
(1116571314) 
4:30 p.m.
Spinning Almost Normal Surfaces.
Katherine Paullin*, University of Kentucky
David Letscher, Saint Louis University
Erin Wolf Chambers, Saint Louis University
(1116572593)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory and Generalizations, II
Room 616, Washington State Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Periodicity phenomena in the modular representation theory of symmetric and general linear groups.
Nate Harman*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116202126) 
2:30 p.m.
Specht modules in the principal block of $F\Sigma_{3p}$.
Michael A Rosas*, SUNY at Buffalo
(111620964) 
2:45 p.m.
Symmetric Generating Sets for $D_n$ and Word Length Perturbations.
Michael P. Allocca*, Muhlenberg College
Jason M. Graham, University of Scranton
Candice R. Price, Sam Houston State University
Shannon N. Talbott, Moravian College
Jennifer F. Vasquez, University of Scranton
(1116201394) 
3:00 p.m.
Linear group actions on related algebras.
Stephen M Gagola, Jr*, Kent State University
(1116201837) 
3:15 p.m.
Abelian groups with partial decomposition bases.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(111620840) 
3:30 p.m.
Generators for Decompositions of Tensor Products of Modules associated with standard Jordan partitions.
Michael JJ Barry*, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA 16335
(111620689) 
3:45 p.m.
The Bruhat order, the lookup conjecture and spiral Schubert Varieties of type $\tilde A_2$.
William Graham, University of Georgia
Wenjing Li*, Simpson University
(1116222948) 
4:00 p.m.
Classification of SevenDimensional Lie Algebras with $H\oplus \mathbb{R}^3$ Niradical.
Firas Y Hindeleh*, Grand Valley State University
Christopher Mattoon, Grand Valley State University
(1116221624) 
4:15 p.m.
Nilpotent Orbits for Borel Subgroups of Modality Zero.
Madeleine Burkhart, University of Washington
David C. Vella*, Skidmore College
(1116202480) 
4:30 p.m.
Sets with few differences in abelian groups.
Mitchell M Lee*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(111605270) 
4:45 p.m.
Isomorphy Classes of Finite Order Automorphisms of SL(2,k).
Robert W. Benim*, Pacific University
Mark Hunnell, WinstonSalem State University
Amanda K. Sutherland, Shenandoah University
(111622743)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Targeted Solutions in Teaching Introductory Statistics, I
Yakima 1, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University plock@stlawu.edu
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Sue Schou, Idaho State University

2:15 p.m.
Datafree Visualizations: A Project in the First Week of Introductory Statistics?
K. Scott Alberts*, Truman State University
(1116H51188) 
2:35 p.m.
Lies, Popcorn, Barbie, and the Spelling Bee: Bringing Life into the Statistics Classroom.
Samuel Luke Tunstall*, Michigan State University
(1116H5218) 
2:55 p.m.
Investigating Students' misconceptions about confidence intervals.
Kumer Pial Das*, Lamar University
Jasdeep Pannu, Lamar University
PJ Couch, Lamar University
(1116H52996) 
3:15 p.m.
Tailoring Introductory Statistics Assignments to Students' Interests.
Sarah L. Marsh*, Oklahoma Baptist University
(1116H52455) 
3:35 p.m.
Using a Shared Experiment to Bind the Class Together.
Amy Wangsness Wehe*, Fitchburg State University
(1116H51825) 
3:55 p.m.
SAT and MCAT Data  An Introductory Statistics Research Project for Students in nonSTEM fields.
Bruce Liby, Manhattan College
Kathryn Weld*, Manhattan College
(1116H51849) 
4:15 p.m.
Student Heights and Prediction Intervals.
Eleanor S. Farrington*, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
(1116H52297) 
4:35 p.m.
Facebook Consulting: A SemesterLong Project for Introductory Statistics.
Adam F Childers*, Roanoke College
(1116H52289) 
4:55 p.m.
The Misuse of Statistics in Political Campaigns.
Tonya S Adkins*, Johnson & Wales University  Charlotte
(1116H52484) 
5:15 p.m.
The Mathematical Analysis of Cancer Risk in a Statistics Class.
Alexander G. Atwood*, SUNY Suffolk County Community College
Vera HuHyneman, SUNY Suffolk County Community College
(1116H52628) 
5:35 p.m.
Flipping Coins to Normal Distribution.
Annela R Kelly*, Bridgewater State University
(1116H52603)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, I
Room 214, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

2:00 p.m.
Application of Wasserstein distance to biological systems.
Shane Lubold*, Arizona State University
(1116VC2972) 
2:15 p.m.
Advanced study of wave propagation in dynamic materials.
Mihhail Berezovski*, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
(1116VC2530) 
2:30 p.m.
Applications of Adaptive Guaranteed Cubatures.
Lluis Antoni Jimenez Rugama*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1116VC1033) 
2:45 p.m.
Conditions for positive solutions to the general elliptic model.
Timothy E Robertson*, Andrews University
Joon H. Kang, Andrews University
(1116VC1159) 
3:00 p.m.
Applications of the Pfaffain technique to (3+1)dimensional soliton equations of KP type.
Alrazi M Abdeljabbar*, The Petroleum Institute
(1116VC1290) 
3:15 p.m.
Obstructions to Convexity in Neural Codes.
Caitlin R. Lienkaemper*, Harvey Mudd College
(1116VC1466) 
3:30 p.m.
Analyzing Multistationarity in Chemical Reaction Networks using the Determinant Optimization Method.
Zev Woodstock*, James Madison University
Bryan Félix, University of Texas at Austin
Anne Shiu, Texas A&M University
(1116VC1772) 
3:45 p.m.
Mathematics and Compressed Sensing.
Ghanshyam Bhatt*, Tennessee State University
(1116VC1564) 
4:00 p.m.
Sperm pairing and measures of efficiency in planar swimming models.
Owen Michael Richfield*, Tulane University
Paul Cripe, Tulane University
Julie Simons, California Maritime Academy
(1116VC1579) 
4:15 p.m.
Pseudo 3D Color Barcode based on Pseudo Quantum Signal in Mband Wavelet Domain.
Hieu Q Nguyen*, Western Connecticut State University
Xiaodi Wang, Western Connecticut State University
(1116VC1598) 
4:30 p.m.
Better Initial Conditions for Homogeneous SelfAssembly Problems.
Jason Karl Davis*, University of California, Merced
Suzanne S Sindi, University of California, Merced
(1116VC1600) 
4:45 p.m.
A Modified Energy Based Swingup Controller for an Inverted Pendulum on a Cart.
Emese Kennedy*, Muhlenberg College
(1116VC1657) 
5:00 p.m.
Multiplicative Modelling of FourPhase Microbial Growth.
Maria Jesus Munoz Lopez*, Trinity College Dublin
Maureen P Edwards, University of Wollongong
Ulrike Schuman, CSIRO Plant Industry
Robert S Anderssen, CSIRO Digital Productivity
(1116VC1734)

2:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:25 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics, I
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

2:15 p.m.
The social benefits of private infectious diseaserisk mitigation.
Benjamin Morin*, Arizona State University
Charles Perrings, Arizona State University
Ann Kinzig, Arizona State University
Simon Levin, Princeton University
(1116VH169) 
2:30 p.m.
A numerical method to explain how colors are categorized.
Nicole A. Fider*, University of California, Irvine
Natalia Komarova, University of California, Irvine
(1116VH1090) 
2:45 p.m.
Cake cutting, cartography, and flows along barriers.
Arnold Yim*, Purdue University
(1116VH1753) 
3:00 p.m.
Towards developing intercultural competence with interdisciplinary topics in mathematics.
Kyle Evans*, University of Connecticut
Christopher R Bennet, Sacred Heart University
Megan E Brunner, SUNY Geneseo
Fabiana Cardetti, University of Connecticut
(1116VH1828) 
3:15 p.m.
Math and Study Abroad: Two Examples from a London Semester Program.
Alison M. Marr*, Southwestern University
Fumiko Futamura, Southwestern University
(1116VH1844) 
3:30 p.m.
Removing ocular artifact from electroencephalogram data utilizing eyetracking technology.
Christopher J Hanson, Simpson College
Matthew R Hayden, Simpson College
Rachel G Kaale*, Simpson College
(1116VH1941) 
3:45 p.m.
Mobius Transformations: The Orbits of Various Mobius Mappings.
Carter G. Murray*, Northern Michigan University
(1116VH2327) 
4:00 p.m.
A Mathematical Model for Alzheimer Disease and its Treatment Based on the antiaggregation inhibitors drugs.
Shantia Yarahmadian*, Mississippi State University
Leonard Richard Young, Mississippi State University
Meisam Sharify, Isfahan University of Technology
(1116VH2410) 
4:15 p.m.
Wave Propagation through a Fractal Medium.
Lee Fisher*, Appalachian State University
Edith Aromando, University of New Hampshire
Loren Anderson, North Dakota State University
Ulysses A Andrews, University of Connecticut
(1116VH2412) 
4:30 p.m.
Mobius Photoshop: Transformations through Pictures.
Joseph D. Paulson*, Northern Michigan University
Josh Thompson, Northern Michigan University
(1116VH2441) 
4:45 p.m.
Grandma Sells Granola?
Howsikan Kugathasan*, Fisk University
Qingxia Li, Fisk University
(1116VH2467) 
5:00 p.m.
Swimming Speeds of Filaments in Viscous Fluids with Resistance.
Nguyenho Ho*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Sarah Olson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1116VH2504) 
5:15 p.m.
Fuzzy systems as mathematical models for detective reasoning.
Barnabas Bede*, DigiPen Institute of Technology
(1116VH2589)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Number Theory, I
Room 212, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

2:15 p.m.
Counting Artin representations with bounded conductor.
Joshua Zelinsky*, University of Maine
(1116VN1410) 
2:30 p.m.
Special Numbers in the Ring $\mathbb{Z}_n$.
Samuel Gross, Noblis, Inc.
Joshua Harrington*, Cedar Crest College
(1116VN1421) 
2:45 p.m.
Subgroups of Cyclic Groups and Values of the Riemann Zeta Function.
Dominic Lanphier*, Western Kentucky University
Mahannah ElFarrah, Western Kentucky University
(1116VN1591) 
3:00 p.m.
Predicting the Sequence of NonTruncated Tetrahedron Numbers.
Jeremy Newton*, Lee University
(1116VN1647) 
3:15 p.m.
Conjugacy classes in $\text{GSp}_6(\mathbb{F}_q)$ and an application to abelian varieties.
Jonathan Gerhard*, James Madison University
(1116VN1873) 
3:30 p.m.
Enumerating the Partitions of the GöllnitzGordon Theorem.
Nicolas Allen Smoot*, Georgia Southern University
(1116VN1875) 
3:45 p.m.
A Notorious Problem in Silverman's A Friendly Introduction to Number Theory.
Mits Kobayashi*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1116VN1930) 
4:00 p.m.
Elliptic curves with maximally disjoint division fields.
Harris B. Daniels, Amherst College
Jeffrey Hatley, Union College
James Ricci*, Daemen College
(1116VN1965) 
4:15 p.m.
Quadratic PrimeGenerating Polynomials Over $\mathbb{Z}[i]$.
Frank Fuentes, Seattle University
Monta Meirose*, Morningside College
(1116VN2002) 
4:30 p.m.
Iwasawa $\lambda$invariants of $p$adic product measures.
Scott Zinzer*, West Virginia Wesleyan College
(1116VN2028) 
4:45 p.m.
On the distribution of discriminants over a finite field.
Jonathan Douglas Chan*, Princeton University
Soonho Kwon, Princeton University
Michael Seaman, California Institute of Technology
(1116VN2053) 
5:00 p.m.
A functionfield analogue of Conway's topograph.
Michael Wijaya*, Loomis Chaffee School
(1116VN2190) 
5:15 p.m.
Maximizing the Number of Lattice Points on a Strictly Convex Curve.
Brandon Rafal Epstein*, MIT at Research Science Institute (RSI)
(1116VN2214) 
5:30 p.m.
Certain number fields with an explicit integral basis.
Qingquan Wu*, Texas A&M International University
(1116VN996)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Probability and Statistics, I
Room 213, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

2:30 p.m.
Generating Various Integral Representations of Beta and Gamma Functions and Their Individual Products.
Khairul Islam, Texas A&M UniversityKingsville
Mian Arif Shams Adnan*, Ball State University
(1116VP2711) 
2:45 p.m.
Using Poker to Motivate Conditional Probability.
Ashley S Johnson*, University of North Alabama
(1116VP2514) 
3:00 p.m.
Tossing a Coin and Characteristics Assessment in R.
Khairul Islam*, Texas A&M UniversityKingsville
(1116VP793) 
3:15 p.m.
Survival Analysis Dimension Reduction Techniques: A Comparison of Select Methods.
Ivan Rodriguez*, The University of Arizona
Claressa L. Ullmayer, The University of Alaska, Fairbanks
(1116VP714) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Bayesian Nonparametric Multivariate EWMA Control Chart for Process Changepoint Detection.
Mingwei Sun*, University of Alabama
Yuhui Chen, University of Alabama
Timothy Hanson, University of South Carolina
(1116VP1002) 
3:45 p.m.
Rosner's Mathematical Model of Ovarian Cancer and it Generalization.
Mehdi Razzaghi*, Bloomsburg University
(1116VP1027) 
4:00 p.m.
A Bayesian Test of Independence in a Twoway Contingency Table with Covariates under Cluster Sampling.
Dilli Bhatta*, University of South Carolina Upstate
Balgobin Nandram, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1116VP1097) 
4:15 p.m.
Rank Based Group Variable Selection.
Brice Merlin Nguelifack*, United Stated Naval Academy
GuyVanie Miakonkana, Travelers
(1116VP1180) 
4:30 p.m.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  a statistical analysis of incidence in Texas and other states.
Miguel A Cerna*, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(1116VP1325) 
4:45 p.m.
Using Minitab to Demonstrate the Central Limit Theorem (CLT).
Howard Troughton*, Babson College
(1116VP1360) 
5:00 p.m.
Intrinsic Volumes of Random Cubical Complexes.
Matthew L Wright*, St. Olaf College
(1116VP1425) 
5:15 p.m.
Bayesian agestratified joinpoint regression model: an application to lung and brain cancer mortality.
Netra Khanal*, The University of Tampa
(1116VP1706) 
5:30 p.m.
A Few Game Examples from Win, Lose, or Draw an Analytic Reasoning Course.
Karen M Holmes*, Butler University
(1116VP524)

2:30 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Calculus, I
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Moderators:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Organizers:
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

2:15 p.m.
Enhancing the Instruction of Multivariable Calculus using Dynamic Visualizations.
Richard G Chandler*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1116VR1393) 
2:30 p.m.
Teaching Calculus Through "Astronomical" Mistakes.
Jesse W Johnson*, Westfield State University
(1116VR2758) 
2:45 p.m.
Innovative and Alternate Methods to Chain Rules.
Ram Verma*, International Publications
(1116VR34) 
3:00 p.m.
Calculus and structures.
Jay M. Kappraff*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(1116VR310) 
3:15 p.m.
Mathematics and art meet at a beautiful bridge  a calculus problem derived.
Jian He*, Northeastern University, China
Aihua Li, Montclair State University
(1116VR2962) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Inquirybased learning activities in multivariable calculus.
Younggon Bae*, Michigan State University
(1116VR1815) 
4:00 p.m.
The Unsung Heroes of Calculus: Mathematicians Before and After Newton and Leibniz.
Paul Sisson*, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Tibor Szarvas, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
(1116VR1263) 
4:15 p.m.
Teaching Calculus in the 21st Century.
J.C. Price*, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1116VR1710) 
4:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Not ready for calculus? What we've tried...
Ian Pierce*, United States Air Force Academy
(1116VR1996) 
4:45 p.m.
Calculus Instructors' Reported Use of Technology to Teach Approximation Concepts in FirstYear Calculus Courses.
Nicholas Gorgievski*, Nichols College
Kimberly S. Sofronas, Emmanuel College
Thomas C. DeFranco, University of Connecticut
Hariharan Swaminathan, University of Connecticut
Charles I. Vinsonhaler, University of Connecticut
Samantha A. MacMillan, Nichols College
(1116VR2369) 
5:00 p.m.
An application of 3D printing in Calculus 3.
Matthew J Haines*, Augsburg College
(1116VR2396) 
5:15 p.m.
The impact of Calculus students' understanding of quotient on their understanding of rate of change functions.
Cameron O'Neill Byerley*, Arizona State University
(1116VR2402) 
5:30 p.m.
On a misconception about alternative definition of the logarithmic function in Calculus.
Alexander Y. Vaninsky*, City University of New York/Hostos Community College
(1116VR74)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, I
Skagit 1, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center

2:15 p.m.
Sensitivity Analysis of Mathematical Model for Dengue fever Transmission.
Tarig Mohamed Ali, Universiti Sains malaysia
Mohamed Faisal Abd Karim, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Anton Abdulbasah Kamil*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(111692116) 
2:30 p.m.
Cyclophosphamide induced loss in the murine olfactory systems.
Andrea Vazquez Quiles*, Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)
(111692128) 
2:45 p.m.
A Topological Analysis of Targeted In111 Uptake in SPECT Images of Murine Tumors.
David B Damiano, College of the Holy Cross
Melissa R McGuirl*, Brown University
(111692419) 
3:00 p.m.
Evolutionary dynamics in finite structured populations.
Jan Rychtar*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(111692952) 
3:15 p.m.
Dynamics of phytoplanktonzooplankton interactions with toxin producing phytoplankton and mutual interference of zooplankton.
T.Mihiri M. De silva*, Graduate student, Texas Tech university
Sophia R.J. Jang, Professor, Texas Tech University
(111634622) 
3:30 p.m.
Insect Drift Movement Modeling and Parameter Estimations via Boundary Characteristics.
Xiuquan Wang*, Tougaloo College
John D. Reeve, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Mingqing Xiao, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Dashun Xu, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
James T. Cronin, Louisiana State University
(111692761) 
3:45 p.m.
Topological Data Analysis of Biological Aggregation Models.
Lori Beth Ziegelmeier*, Macalester College
Chad M. Topaz, Macalester College
Tom Halverson, Macalester College
(111692883) 
4:00 p.m.
BirdDriven Dispersal of Trees: MultiScale Modeling and Analysis.
Ram C Neupane*, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
(1116921337) 
4:15 p.m.
Comparative Analysis of Transcriptomic Data Accounting for Variation in Gene Flexibility.
Rachel A Schomaker*, Florida Southern College
MaLyn Lawhorn, Winthrop University
(1116921555) 
4:30 p.m.
Modeling of Extinction of Inhomogeneous Population.
Georgiy P Karev*, National Center for Biotechnological Information, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA
Irina P Kareva, Tuft University, Boston MA
(1116921629) 
4:45 p.m.
Local spatial entanglement of protein structures.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1116572314) 
5:00 p.m.
Reductions in dynamic uncertainty for a B cell antigen receptor signaling model using a MINE criterion.
Reginald L. McGee*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Ann E. Rundell, Purdue University
Gregery T. Buzzard, Purdue University
(1116922503) 
5:15 p.m.
A mathematical model of human papillomavirus (HPV) in African American Men and Women populations.
Najat Ziyadi*, Morgan State University
(1116921642) 
5:30 p.m.
Modeling the effects of cooccurring nutrient and contaminant stressors in aquatic systems.
Angela Peace*, Texas Tech University
(1116921783) 
5:45 p.m.
Optimal Insecticide Treated Bednet Coverage and Malaria Treatment in a MalariaHIV Coinfection Model.
Eric Numfor*, Georgia Regents University
Jemal MohammedAwel, Valdosta State University
(1116921950)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, II
Tahoma 2, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

2:15 p.m.
On the Artistic Aspects of Magic Squares.
Hossein Behforooz*, Mathematics Department, Utica College, Utica, New York
(1116K61182) 
2:35 p.m.
Dante the Mathematician.
Seth I Zimmerman*, Bellingham, WA
(1116K673) 
2:55 p.m.
Nevermore: Mathematics of `The Raven'.
Randall E Cone*, Salisbury University
(1116K5564) 
3:15 p.m.
Hypernom.
Vi Hart, Communications Design Group, SAP Labs
Andrea Hawksley, Communications Design Group, SAP Labs
Henry Segerman*, Department of Mathematics, Oklahoma State University
Marc ten Bosch, MTB Design Works, Inc.
(1116K5986) 
3:35 p.m.
Polyhedral Painting in WebGL with Group Averaging.
Frank A Farris*, Santa Clara University
Ryan Tsao, Santa Clara University
(1116K61960) 
3:55 p.m.
Catalan Connections.
Margaret Kepner*, Washington, DC
(1116K51580) 
4:15 p.m.
Application of Doily Design to Hyperbolic Crochet.
Heidi Burgiel*, Bridgewater State University
(1116K51916) 
4:35 p.m.
Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ancient Greek Paeonic Rhythmic Forms.
Godfried T. Toussaint*, Department of Computer Science, New York University Abu Dhabi
(1116K5334) 
4:55 p.m.
Change Ringing, Dance and Memory: An Embodied Learning Approach to Abstract Algebra.
Gareth E Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
(1116K52541) 
5:15 p.m.
Using art to present mathematics in a freshman general education math course for nonSTEM majors.
John W Watson*, Arkansas Tech University
(1116K594) 
5:35 p.m.
Pythagorean Women, Symphony of Science.
Rosanna Iembo*, University of Calabria, Italy
Irene Iaccarino, High School of Music, Crotone, Italy
(1116K6685)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, I
Chelan 5, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

2:15 p.m.
Groups of order 16 as Galois groups over the 2adic numbers.
Chad Awtrey*, Elon University
(1116122226) 
2:30 p.m.
On $On_p$.
Joseph Michael DiMuro*, Biola University
(1116122663) 
2:45 p.m.
On the number of Special Numbers.
Kevser Aktas*, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
(1116112684) 
3:00 p.m.
Elliptic curves of bounded Faltings height.
Ruthi Hortsch*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(111611746) 
3:15 p.m.
Generalized Gauss sums: congruences and padic properties.
Sandi Xhumari*, University of Connecticut
(1116112919) 
3:30 p.m.
Leading digit laws on Linear Lie Groups.
Corey M Manack*, Franklin & Marshall College
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1116112718) 
3:45 p.m.
Some Arithmetic Properties of Partitions and Quadratic Forms.
Zhu Cao*, Department of Mathematics, Kennesaw State University
Shichao Chen, Department of Mathematics, Henan University, P. R. China
(1116112849) 
4:00 p.m.
Stickelberger Elements for $\mathbb{Q}(\zeta_{p^{n+1}})^+$ and $p$adic $L$functions.
Timothy James All*, Wabash College
(1116112966) 
4:15 p.m.
Triply imprimitive representations of GL(2).
Ralf Schmidt, University of Oklahoma
Salam Turki*, University of New Haven
(1116112118) 
4:30 p.m.
A generalization of continued fractions.
John R Greene*, University of Minnesota Duluth
Jesse Schmeig, University of Minnesota Duluth
(111611919) 
4:45 p.m.
Siegel modular forms: Representations, computing spaces, and abelian varieties.
Jeffery E. BreedingAllison*, Fordham University
(111611798) 
5:00 p.m.
Fast exponentiation methods using the generalized continued fractions.
Tall Aadou*, AIMSsenegal, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Sanghare Yacin Aly, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
(1116112124) 
5:15 p.m.
On relations of Koike and Somos for the RogersRamanujan functions.
Chadwick Arthur Gugg*, Georgia Southwestern State University
(111611138) 
5:30 p.m.
Solutions of Diagonal Congruences with Variables Restricted to Small Intervals.
Misty Ostergaard*, Kansas State University
Todd Cochrane, Kansas State University
Craig Spencer, Kansas State University
(1116112500)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Professional Development for Mathematicians: A Session for MAA PREP Organizers and Participants
Room 620, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jon Scott, Montgomery College jon.scott@montgomerycollege.edu
Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University
Nancy Hastings, Dickinson College
Stan Yoshinobu, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

3:15 p.m.
A MAA PREP workshop on Preparing Departmental Reviewers.
Betsy G Yanik*, Emporia State University
(1116N5547) 
3:35 p.m.
A Tale of Two Workshops.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University (Physics)
(1116N51443) 
3:55 p.m.
You should try running an online workshop!
John Travis*, Mississippi College
KarlDieter Crisman, Gordon College
(1116N51743) 
4:15 p.m.
Setting a Pace for Success in Faculty Development.
Karen Bliss*, Virginia Military Institute
Jessica Libertini, Virginia Military Institute
(1116N52493) 
4:35 p.m.
Using the MAA PREP Program to Enhance Teaching and Research.
Qiang Shi*, Emporia State University
(1116N51499) 
4:55 p.m.
The InquiryBased Learning Workshop Model for Professional Development.
Stan Yoshinobu*, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Matthew G Jones, Cal State Dominguez Hills
(1116N52813)

3:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Quantitative Literacy in the K16 Curriculum
Room 619, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Aaron Montgomery, Central Washington University montgoaa@cwu.edu
Gary Franchy, Southwestern Michigan College
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Andrew Miller, Belmont University
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

2:15 p.m.
Statistical Visualization Applets for the Collegiate QL Course.
Lindsay Orlando*, Austin Community College
Mary Parker, Austin Community College
Hunter Ellinger, Austin, TX
(1116P51937) 
2:35 p.m.
From quantitative literacy to basic modeling in a summer bridge program.
Ksenija SimicMuller*, Pacific Lutheran University
(1116P5795) 
2:55 p.m.
Personal Finance as a Practical Approach to Mathematical Literacy in College.
Thomas E. Leathrum*, Jacksonville State Univ.
(1116P51178) 
3:15 p.m.
From the Algebra Project to the Common Core: Quantitative Literacy and Social Justice.
Kira Hylton Hamman*, Penn State Mont Alto
(1116P51150) 
3:35 p.m.
Enhancing Students' Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Skills in Statistical Thinking by Projects.
Lina Wu*, Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeThe City University of New York
Wenyi Lu, CUNY Graduate Center
(1116P51104) 
3:55 p.m.
The Development of Quantitative Literacy (QL) in College Students.
Olaseni T. Fadipe*, Central Michigan University
(1116P5485)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Topics and Techniques for Teaching Real Analysis
Room 618, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Erik Talvila, University of the Fraser Valley Erik.Talvila@ufv.ca
Paul Musial, Chicago State University
Robert Vallin, Lamar University
James Peterson, Alma College

2:15 p.m.
A bounded derivative that is not Riemann integrable.
Russell A. Gordon*, Whitman College
(1116S5119) 
2:35 p.m.
An Alternative Path Towards DeltaEpsilon Proofs.
Suzanne M. Seager*, Mount Saint Vincent University
(1116S5966) 
2:55 p.m.
Integration and local maximal functions.
Peter A. Loeb*, Dept. of Math, University of Illinois, ChampaignUrbana
(1116S51045) 
3:15 p.m.
Further variations on the theme of completeness.
Robert Kantrowitz*, Hamilton College
Michael M. Neumann, Mississippi State University
(1116S51340) 
3:35 p.m.
Assessment of Student Learning in the Age of the Internet.
Paul Martin Musial*, Chicago State University
(1116S52519) 
3:55 p.m.
Differentiating a crosslisted introductory Real Analysis course.
Antonia E. Cardwell*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1116S51487) 
4:15 p.m.
Pósaâ€™s Discovery method in Real Analysis.
Judit Kardos*, The College of New Jersey
(1116S51527) 
4:35 p.m.
The Lebesgue Integral for Undergraduates.
William W. Johnston*, Butler University
(1116S51728) 
4:55 p.m.
Continuous functions in the extended real plane.
Erik Talvila*, University of the Fraser Valley
(1116S51464)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Topology and Knot Theory, I
Chelan 4, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

2:15 p.m.
The untwisting number of a knot.
Kenan Ince*, Rice University
(111654851) 
2:30 p.m.
The Kauffman Polynomial of Periodic Links.
Kyle Istvan*, Louisiana State University
Khaled Qazaqzeh, Kuwait University
Ayman Abouzaid, Kuwait University
(1116542445) 
2:45 p.m.
An ergodic algorithm for generating random knots of a prescribed thickness.
Kyle Leland Chapman*, University of California: Santa Barbara
(1116542558) 
3:00 p.m.
Quantifying entanglement for collections of chains in periodic boundary conditions models.
Eleni Panagiotou*, University of California Santa Barbara
Ken Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1116542642) 
3:15 p.m.
A Study of Bouquet Pseudograph Diagrams.
Elaina K Aceves*, California State University Fresno
(1116571380) 
3:30 p.m.
Turaev Genus and Alternating Decompositions.
Cody W. Armond*, University of South Alabama
Adam M. Lowrance, Vassar College
(1116572440) 
3:45 p.m.
Tangle surgeries and hyperbolic augmented links.
Rolland Trapp*, Cal State University San Bernardino
John Harnois, James Madison University
(1116572462) 
4:00 p.m.
Nearrings of endomorphisms of group objects in the category of quandles.
Nathan A Smith*, The University of Texas at Tyler
(1116572725) 
4:15 p.m.
Asymmetric knots with two cyclic surgeries.
Neil R Hoffman*, University of Melbourne
Nathan M Dunfield, University of Illinois  UrbanaChampaign
Joan E Licata, Australia National University
(1116572809) 
4:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Examples of virtual knots with vanishing $n$writhes.
Sumiko Horiuchi, Tokyo Woman's Christian University
Yoshiyuki Ohyama, Tokyo Woman's Christian University
Migiwa Sakurai*, National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College
(1116572171) 
4:45 p.m.
Shake slice and shake concordant knots.
Tim D Cochran, Rice University
Arunima Ray*, Brandeis University
(111657684) 
5:00 p.m.
The cosmetic crossing conjecture and symmetric unions.
Allison H Moore*, Rice University
Tye Lidman, Institute for Advanced Study
(111657677) 
5:15 p.m.
Folded knots in the plane.
Elizabeth Denne*, Washington & Lee University
(111657873) 
5:30 p.m.
Braided cobordisms and the braid rank of a knot.
Mark Hughes*, Brigham Young University
(111657896)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, II
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu
Thomas Banchoff, Brown University
Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Edwin Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point

2:15 p.m.
Flipping the Discrete Mathematics Classroom with Interactive eTextbooks.
Pangyen B Weng*, Metropolitan State University
(1116R536) 
2:35 p.m.
Engaged Learning Through Writing: A Faculty Development Project.
Hilary T Freeman*, Colorado State University
Mary E Pilgrim, Colorado State University
(1116R5161) 
2:55 p.m.
Investigating Student Learning Gains from GuidedInquiry Activities in a Flipped Calculus I Course.
Cassie Williams*, James Madison University
John (Zig) Siegfried, James Madison University
(1116R51858) 
3:15 p.m.
Increasing Student Engagement in Learning Calculus Through PBL, Oral Assessments, and Writing.
Jessica Gehrtz*, Colorado State University
Mary E. Pilgrim, Colorado State University
(1116R5370) 
3:35 p.m.
Calculus activities to enhance student understanding.
Janet Sharp, Washburn University
Jennifer D. Wagner*, Washburn University
(1116R5502) 
3:55 p.m.
Do students learn from their mistakes?
Ioannis Souldatos*, University of Detroit Mercy
(1116R5625) 
4:15 p.m.
Flipped learning in college algebra increases student learning but decreases student satisfaction.
Jenna R. Van Sickle*, Cleveland State University
(1116R5660) 
4:35 p.m.
Assessing a summer preparatory workshop for mathematics transfer students.
Julie Bergner*, University of California, Riverside
(1116R5981) 
4:55 p.m.
Assessment of Mathematical Reasoning Outcomes in a Mathematics Course for Liberal Arts Students.
Vesna Kilibarda*, Indiana University Northwest
(1116R51029) 
5:15 p.m.
How Harry Potter and The Walking Dead Changed Student's Performance in Calculus.
Janine E. Janoski*, King's College
Whitney George, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1116R51200) 
5:35 p.m.
Direct Embodiment in Differential Calculus.
Andrea Young*, Ripon College
Kathryn Bruhns, Ripon College
(1116R51730)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Inverse Problems and Applications, I
Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington gunther@math.washington.edu

2:15 p.m.
Recovering a quantum network from inputoutput amplitude measurements.
F Alberto Grunbaum*, Math Dept UC Berkeley
(111681763) 
2:45 p.m.
Distribution of phase shifts in semiclassical potential scattering.
Jesse GellRedman, Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Hassell, ANU, Canberra, Australia
Steve Zelditch*, Northwestern University
(111635860) 
3:15 p.m.
On Uniqueness of an Inverse problem for the TimeHarmonic Maxwell Equations.
Ting Zhou*, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University
(1116351506) 
3:45 p.m.
Array Imaging with Sparsity Promoting Optimization Methods.
ilker Kocyigit*, University of Michigan
Liliana Borcea, University of Michigan
(1116002620) 
4:15 p.m.
Thermoacoustic Tomography in Bounded Domains.
Yang Yang*, Purdue University
(1116351411) 
4:45 p.m.
Increasing stability in inverse problems.
RuYu Lai*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(1116351739) 
5:15 p.m.
Superresolution in Imaging High Contrast Targets from the Perspective of Scattering Coefficients.
Yat Tin Chow*, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
(1116351224) 
5:45 p.m.
The Scattering Relation on Asymptotically Hyperbolic Manifolds.
Antônio Sá Barreto, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
Yiran Wang*, Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(1116581707)

2:15 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
Project NExTYoung Mathematicians' Network Poster Session
Hall 4F, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University
Jonathan Needleman, LeMoyne College 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Developing the MAA Pedagogy Guide.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Martha Abell, Georgia Southern University
Panelists:
Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan
Carol Schumacher, Kenyon College
Lew Ludwig, Denison University
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Workshop
The enjoyment of employment: finding the right organizational culture.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Kalish, University of California Berkeley 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Association for Women in Mathematics Panel Discussion
Research collaboration conferences for women: who, what, where, when, why, and how?
Room 611, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Moderators:
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Panelists:
Maria Basterra, University of New Hampshire
Susanne Brenner, Louisiana State University
Ellen Eischen, University of Oregon
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Kathryn Leonard, Channel Islands
Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Mathematics and policy: Strategies for effective advocacy.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Katherine D. Crowley*,
(1116A018) 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 3:30 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Project NExT Session
Broadening assessment of student learning.
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting
Room 611, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Young Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Finding a thesis topic and advisor.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College
Emily CilliTurner, Salve Regina University
Panelists:
Allison Henrich, Seattle University
Brooke Shipley, University of Illinois at Chicago 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Committee on Professional Development Panel Discussion
Improving the preparation of graduate students to teach mathematics: An NSFfunded project.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jessica Deshler, West Virginia University
Panelists:
Jack Bookman, Duke University
Robin Gottlieb, Harvard University
Shandy Hauk, WestEd
Sarah Schott, Duke University
Natasha Speer, University of Maine 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers
Willow, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Chairs:
Betty Mayfield, Hood College 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Promoting mathematics to policy makers and the public.
Room 3B, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Allan Greenleaf, University of Rochester
Hal Sadofsky, University of Oregon
Suzanne L. Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Panelists:
Jordan Ellenberg, University of Wisconsin
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
William Massey, Princeton University
Sam Rankin, American Mathematical Society 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Reception for Undergraduate Students
Skybridge, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part A
Designing and implementing a problembased mathematics course.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Bowen Kerins, Educational Development Center
Darryl Young, Harvey Mudd College 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #16: Part A
Mobile mathematicsinteractive apps for teaching and learning.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Lila Roberts, Clayton State University
Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part A
Visual topics in undergraduate complex analysis.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Michael Brilleslyper, U.S. Air Force Academy
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 5:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Radical Dash Kickoff Meeting
A daily scavenger hunt filled with math challenges and creativity for teams of undergraduates. Individuals are welcome and encouraged to participate;they will be formed into teams.
Room 608, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
Grand Ballroom AB, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 5:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics(HOM SIGMAA)Business Meeting and Reception
Room 607, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.7:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics (HOM SIGMAA)Guest Lecture
Room 607, Washington State Convention Center

6:30 p.m.
The Antikythera Mechanism: A Masterpiece of Ancient Astronomy, Mechanics, and Mathematical Modeling.
James Evans*, University of Puget Sound
(1116011999)

6:30 p.m.

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.7:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Film Presentation
Navajo Math Circles, produced by MSRI
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center 
Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Graphs, vectors, and matrices.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Daniel Alan Spielman*, Yale University
(111615848)
Thursday January 7, 2016

Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
AV storage 2
Tahoma 1, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
EMERGENCY ROOM
Dash Point, Pike Street Tower, 4th Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 7:30 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Email Center
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Free Analysis: the Theory and Applications of Noncommutative Functions, Inequalities, and Domains, I
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Joseph A. Ball, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa, Iowa City paulmuhly@uiowa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Displacement Theory and $W^*$correspondences.
Rachael M. Norton*, University of Iowa
(1116471280) 
8:30 a.m.
Morita Equivalence and Hardy Algebras.
Rene Ardila*, University of Iowa
(1116471362) 
9:00 a.m.
Monotonicity in free analysis.
J E Pascoe*, Washington University in St. Louis
(1116471661) 
10:00 a.m.
Convexity and free analytic functions.
Ryan K. TullyDoyle*, Hampton University
(1116462795) 
11:00 a.m.
Bvalued Free Convolution for Unbounded Operators.
John D. Williams*, Saarland University
(1116471672)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis, Geometry, and Data
Room 401, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Kevin R. Vixie, Washington State University, Pullman vixie@speakeasy.net
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University, Vancouver

8:00 a.m.
The multiscale flat norm and applications: an introduction.
Enrique Alvarado*, Washington State University/Pullman
(1116491309) 
8:30 a.m.
Flat norm decomposition of integral currents.
Sharif Ibrahim*, Washington State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University
Kevin R. Vixie, Washington State University
(1116531376) 
9:00 a.m.
Median shapes and minimal varifolds.
Yunfeng Hu*, Washington State University  Pullman
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University  Vancouver
Altansuren Tumurbaatar, Washington State University  Pullman
Kevin R. Vixie, Washington State University  Pullman
(1116491348) 
9:30 a.m.
Local Set Approximation, Psuedo.
Stephen Lewis*, Seattle, WA
(1116512578) 
10:00 a.m.
Local Scales.
Triet M Le*, NGA
(1116351389) 
10:30 a.m.
Learning Structured Data Representations using Approximation.
Chinmay Hegde*, Iowa State University
(1116681207) 
11:00 a.m.
Delaycoordinate Mapping in the Presence of Noise: A Stable Takens' Theorem.
Hanlun Yap, DSO National Laboratories
Armin Eftekhari*, Colorado School of Mines
Michael B Wakin, Colorado School of Mines
Christopher J Rozell, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1116371255) 
11:30 a.m.
$L^{\infty}$Transport and DataDriven Partitions.
Joshua Kaminski, Dept, of Mathematics, Washington State University
Alexander Panchenko*, Dept. of Mathematics, Washington State University
Kevin Vixie, Dept. of Mathematics, Washington State University
(1116281350)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Big Demand for Big Data: How Do We Create the Big Supply?, II
Room 610, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Rick Cleary, Babson College rcleary@babson.edu
XiaoLi Meng, Harvard University

8:00 a.m.
Preparing Mathematicians for Big Data Careers: An Industry's Point of View.
Paul Raff*, Microsoft
(1116621663) 
9:00 a.m.
Show me the data: Using dataenhanced classroom experiences to engage student learning.
Talithia D. Williams*, Harvey Mudd College
(1116621449) 
10:00 a.m.
Data Analytics for NonSTEM Majors (in the Age of Big Data).
Davit Khachatryan*, Assistant Professor of Statistics & Analytics, Babson College
Nathan Karst, Assistant Professor, Babson College
(111662850) 
11:00 a.m.
Statistical Thinking in a Data Science Course.
Deborah Nolan*, University of California, Berkeley
(1116622183)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Design Theory, I
Room 310, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Esther R. Lamken, San Francisco lamken@caltech.edu

8:00 a.m.
The asymptotic existence of DR$(v,k,k1)$BIBDs.
Esther R Lamken*, San Francisco, CA
(1116051896) 
8:30 a.m.
Design Theory and Extremal Combinatorics.
Richard Anstee*, Mathematics, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
(1116052453) 
9:00 a.m.
A New Infinite Family of Group Divisible $t$Designs with Strength $t\geq 2$ and index $\lambda$.
Hedvig Mohacsy*, Arizona State University
(1116051544) 
9:30 a.m.
The Construction and Uses of Heffter Arrays.
Jeffrey H. Dinitz*, Univ. of Vermont
(111605944) 
10:00 a.m.
Designs and dimension.
Peter J Dukes*, University of Victoria
(1116051928) 
10:30 a.m.
ThicklyResolvable Block Designs.
Peter J. Dukes, University of Victoria
Alan C.H. Ling, University of Vermont
Amanda Malloch*, University of Victoria
(1116052516) 
11:00 a.m.
Characterisations of Optimal Algebraic Manipulation Detection Codes.
Douglas R Stinson*, University of Waterloo
Maura B Paterson, Birkbeck, University of London
(1116051313) 
11:30 a.m.
On the rank of matrices with few offdiagonal entries, and combinatorial applications.
Richard M Wilson*, Caltech
(1116052861)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Linquan Ma, University of Utah lquanma1019@gmail.com
Sarah MayesTang, Quest University sarah.mayestang/quest.edu
Jonathan Montaño, University of Kansas jmontano@ku.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Hurwitz form of a projective variety.
Bernd Sturmfels*, UC Berkeley
(111614486) 
8:30 a.m.
Betti splittings and syzygies of Veronese embeddings of the projective plane.
Thanh Q Vu*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116131301) 
9:00 a.m.
Tensor Product surfaces and linear syzygies.
Eliana M Duarte*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
Hal Schenck, University of Illinois Urbana  Champaign
(1116132313) 
9:30 a.m.
On the relationship between depth and cohomological dimension.
Hailong Dao*, University of Kansas
(1116132627) 
10:00 a.m.
Stable local cohomology.
Peder Thompson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116131430) 
10:30 a.m.
Explicit descriptions of $F$thresholds.
Daniel J Hernández*, University of Michigan / University of Kansas
Emily E Witt, University of Kansas
(1116132319) 
11:00 a.m.
On the bimodule structure of bounded cohomology.
Luigi Ferraro*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116131199) 
11:30 a.m.
The geometry of the Fdifferent.
Omprokash Das, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Karl Schwede*, University of Utah
(111613556)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Equations, Probability and Sea Ice, I (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)
Skagit 5, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
B.Cael Barry, MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Kaitlin Hill, Northwestern University
Ross LiebLappen, Dartmouth College
Christian Sampson, University of Utah SeaIceMRC@gmail.com
Alexandria Volkening, Brown University

8:00 a.m.
Mathematics of Sea Ice.
Kenneth M. Golden*, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
(1116352340) 
9:00 a.m.
Convection in Mushy Sea Ice: Nonlinear Dynamics and Asymptotic Structure.
Andrew J Wells*, Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics, University of Oxford
Joseph R. Hitchen, Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics, University of Oxford
John S. Wettlaufer, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
Steven A. Orszag, (Deceased)
(1116761761) 
9:30 a.m.
From sea ice to water: on the thermodynamic boundary conditions of a solidifying mushy layer with outflow.
David W Rees Jones*, University of Oxford
Grae Worster, University of Cambridge
(1116761898) 
10:00 a.m.
Spectral analysis of transport in sea ice.
N Benjamin Murphy*, University of California, Irvine
(1116862670) 
10:30 a.m.
Spatial scaling of sea ice deformation.
Jennifer K Hutchings*, Oregon State University
Andrew Roberts, Naval Postgraduate School
Cathleen A Geiger, University of Delaware
Jacqueline RichterMenge, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
(1116861087) 
11:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Sea ice dispersion and anomalous diffusion: patterns and paradigms.
J V Lukovich*, University of Manitoba, Centre for Earth Observation Science
J K Hutchings, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
K M Golden, University of Utah, Department of Mathematics
N B Murphy, University of California, Irvine, Department of Mathematics
H Dinh, University of Utah, Department of Mathematics
E Fang, University of Utah, Department of Mathematics
(1116861269) 
11:30 a.m.
The leading mode in an icecovered ocean wave guide.
John V Matthews*, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Boris P Belinskiy, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Don B Hinton, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee
(1116491940)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)
Skagit 4, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Triet Pham, Rutgers University tmp140@math.rutgers.edu
Wilber A Ventura, University of Texas at Arlington wilber.ventura@mavs.uta.edu
Kim Weston, Carnegie Mellon University kimberly.weston@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Robust Dynkin games.
Song Yao*, University of Pittsburgh
(111660758) 
8:30 a.m.
Impact of the Carbon Market on Production Emissions.
Arash Fahim*, Florida State University
Nizar Touzi, Ecole Polytechnique
(111691494) 
9:00 a.m.
Markov Projection of a Stochastic Process.
Steven E Shreve*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1116601426) 
10:00 a.m.
A class of approximate Greek weights: highorder schemes and extrapolation techniques.
Ivo Mihaylov*, Imperial College London
(1116601541) 
10:30 a.m.
An $\alpha$Stable Limit Theorem Under Sublinear Expectation.
Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
Alexander Munk*, University of Michigan
(1116601513) 
11:00 a.m.
On the existence of shadow price processes.
Junjian Yang*, University of Vienna
(1116911551)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry and Dynamical Systems, I
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
John Rock, Cal Poly Pomona jarock@cpp.edu
Machiel van Frankenhuijesen, Utah Valley University
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside

8:00 a.m.
Extremality and measures from conformal dynamical systems.
Tushar Das*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(111611534) 
8:30 a.m.
The Box Counting Zeta Functions and Complex Dimensions of SelfSimilar Sets Under Certain Separation Conditions.
Christina G Knox*, University of California, Riverside
(1116002606) 
9:00 a.m.
Hypergeometric Multifractal Zeta Functions.
Essouabri, Universite Jean Monnet, SaintEtienne
Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Scott Roby*, University of California, Riverside
Rock, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1116002195) 
9:30 a.m.
A fractal perturbation of a nanowire.
Robert G Niemeyer*, University of Maine
(1116372073) 
10:00 a.m.
Fractal tube formulas for relative fractal drums in arbitrary Euclidean spaces via Lapidus zeta functions.
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Goran Radunović*, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Darko Žubrinić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
(1116281235) 
10:30 a.m.
Current large deviations in the boundarydriven symmetric simple exclusion process on the Sierpinski gasket.
Joe P. Chen*, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
Alexander Teplyaev, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
(1116601587) 
11:00 a.m.
Time change of Brownian motion: Poincare inequality, heat kernel estimate and protodistance.
Jun Kigami*, Kyoto University
(111660617) 
11:30 a.m.
Mandelpinski Structures in the Parameter Planes of Rational Maps.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(111637301)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Graduate Mathematics Courses and Programs for Secondary Mathematics Teachers
Chelan 2, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
James J. Madden, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge madden@math.lsu.edu
James A. Mendoza Epperson, University of Texas, Arlington

8:00 a.m.
Loyola Marymount University's Masters of Arts in Teaching Mathematics Program.
Christina EubanksTurner*, Loyola Marymount University
Anna Bargagliotti, Loyola Marymount University
(111697821) 
8:30 a.m.
Stephen F. Austin State University's Graduate Programs for Secondary Teachers.
Lesa L Beverly*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(1116972310) 
9:00 a.m.
University of Utah Master of Science in Mathematics (Teaching).
Emina Alibegovic, Mathematics, University of Utah
Hugo Rossi*, Mathematics, University of Utah
(111697457) 
9:30 a.m.
Mathematical knowledge for teaching at the University of NebraskaLincoln.
Yvonne Lai*, University of NebraskaLincoln
W. James Lewis, University of NebraskaLincoln
Allan Donsig, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116971723) 
10:00 a.m.
Graduate Courses in Mathematics for Teachers: The University of Texas at Arlington Master of Arts in Mathematics Program for Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
James A. Mendoza Epperson*, The University of Texas at Arlington
Kathryn Rhoads, The University of Texas at Arlington
(1116972858) 
10:30 a.m.
Portland State University's Masters of Science in Mathematics for Teachers Program.
Jeanette R Palmiter*, Portland State University
(1116971141) 
11:00 a.m.
Training Teachers of Mathematics in Idaho and Beyond.
Jennifer JohnsonLeung*, University of Idaho
Mark Nielsen, University of Idaho
David Yopp, University of Idaho
(1116972265) 
11:30 a.m.
The Master of Mathematics program for inservice teachers at Texas Tech University.
George Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
Jerry F. Dwyer, George Washington University
(1116972675)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Knots in Washington (State), I
Room 201, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Allison Henrich, Seattle University henricha@seattleu.edu
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University
Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

8:00 a.m.
On the sl(n) homology theory.
Carmen L Caprau*, California State University, Fresno
(1116571562) 
8:30 a.m.
Homological operations on different versions of Khovanov homology.
Krzysztof K. Putyra, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Alexander N. Shumakovitch*, The George Washington University
(1116572880) 
9:00 a.m.
Foams and homology.
J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
(1116571883) 
9:30 a.m.
Tensor products of quandles and classification of 1handles.
Seiichi Kamada*, Osaka City University
(111657235) 
10:00 a.m.
Sequences of quandle extensions and cocycle knot invariants.
W. Edwin Clark, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(1116571429) 
10:30 a.m.
Twisted quandles and matrix invariants for oriented links.
Kanako Oshiro*, Sophia University
(1116571229) 
11:00 a.m.
On a coloring function and the necessity of Reidemeister move of type II.
Kanako Oshiro, Sophia University
Ayaka Shimizu*, Gunma National College of Technology
Yoshiro Yaguchi, Gunma National College of Technology
(1116571383) 
11:30 a.m.
Unital Shelves.
Alissa S. Crans*, Loyola Marymount University
(1116542722)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, III
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Ion, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor pion@umich.edu
Olaf Teschke, zbMATH, Berlin
Stephen Watt, University of Western Ontario

8:00 a.m.
Formal Proof.
Thomas C Hales*, University of Pittsburgh
(1116032373) 
9:00 a.m.
Theorema: A Tool for Formalizing Mathematics.
Wolfgang Windsteiger*, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University, A4040 Linz, Austria
Bruno Buchberger, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University, A4040 Linz, Austria
(1116682342) 
9:30 a.m.
From the nLab to the HoTT Book.
Michael Shulman*, University of San Diego
(1116001673) 
10:00 a.m.
30 Years of Digitizing Mathematical Knowledge with Maple.
Edgardo ChebTerrab*, Maplesoft
Laurent Bernardin, Maplesoft
(1116002335) 
10:30 a.m.
Orthogonal Polynomial Seeding for the Digital Repository of Mathematical Formulae.
Howard S. Cohl*, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National National Institute of Standards and Technology
Moritz Schubotz, Database Systems and Information Management Group, Technische Universität
Marjorie A. McClain, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bonita V. Saunders, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Cherry Y. Zou, Poolesville High School
Azeem S. Mohammed, Poolesville High School
(1116681495) 
11:00 a.m.
Recent developments in computable mathematical data: Special functions, function spaces, and the semantic representation of mathematics using Mathematica and Wolfram$\vert$ Alpha.
Eric W Weisstein*, WolframAlpha
Michael Trott, WolframAlpha
(1116681176) 
11:30 a.m.
Assembling the World's Mathematical Knowledge.
Stephen M. Watt*, University of Waterloo
(1116682021)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Parabolic Geometries, Twistor Theory, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence, II
Room 4C4, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathan Holland, University of Pittsburgh jonathan.e.holland@gmail.com
George Sparling, University of Pittsburgh
Daniela Mihai, Carnegie Mellon University

9:00 a.m.
Scalarflat Kahler ALE metrics on minimal resolutions.
Michael T. Lock*, The University of Texas at Austin
(111653183) 
10:00 a.m.
Analysis on asymptotically hyperbolic and de Sitter spaces.
Andras Vasy*, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
(1116352671) 
11:00 a.m.
Discussion.

9:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Problems in Geometry and Design of Materials, II
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Marta Lewicka, University of Pittsburgh lewicka@pitt.edu
Petronela Radu, University of Nebraska

8:00 a.m.
On illposed hyperbolic systems of Euler type.
Agnieszka SwierczewskaGwiazda*, University of Warsaw
(1116351559) 
9:00 a.m.
A Massively Parallel Scalable Implicit SPH Solver.
Nathaniel Trask, Brown University
Martin Maxey, Brown University
Kyungjoo Kim, Sandia National Laboratories
Mauro Perego, Sandia National Laboratories
Michael L Parks*, Sandia National Laboratories
Kai Yang, Pennsylvania State University
Jinchao Xu, Pennsylvania State University
Wenxiao Pan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Alex Tartakovsky, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1116351665) 
9:30 a.m.
Dendritic Growth Shapes in BondCounting Models.
Tim Ryan Krumwiede*, University of Tennessee
Tim P Schulze, University of Tennessee
(1116701024) 
10:00 a.m.
The materials science of chemically driven elastic incompatibility: A multiphysics study of lithium ion battery electrode Li1+xT2O4.
Michael L. Falk*, Johns Hopkins University
Tonghu Jiang, Johns Hopkins University
Shiva Rudraraju, University of Michigan
Krishna Garikipati, University of Michigan
(111674744) 
11:00 a.m.
High contrast periodic media: Bloch waves and band gaps.
Robert P Lipton*, Louisiana State University
Robert Viator, Louisiana State University
(1116781413) 
11:30 a.m.
Diffusion phenomenon and decay rates for nonlocal wave equations with damping.
Petronela Radu*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Grozdena Todorova, University of TennesseeKnoxville
Boris Yordanov, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgaria
(111635735)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Pseudorandomness and Its Applications, II
Room 606, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge
Jozsef Solymosi, University of British Columbia solymosi@math.ubc.ca

8:00 a.m.
The regularity method and blowup lemmas for sparse graphs.
Yoshiharu Kohayakawa*, University of Sao Paulo
(1116052290) 
9:00 a.m.
Directed paths: from Ramsey to Ruzsa and Szemerédi.
PoShen Loh*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1116052242) 
9:30 a.m.
Point configurations in sparse sets.
Malabika Pramanik*, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
(111642915) 
10:00 a.m.
Lowdistortion embeddings of graphs with large girth.
Mikhail I. Ostrovskii*, St. John's University
(111605939) 
11:00 a.m.
Pseudorandom Generators and Derandomization.
Luca Trevisan*, U.C. Berkeley
(1116682189)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Walks, Quantum Markov Chains, Quantum Computation and Related Topics, I
Room 602, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Chaobin Liu, Bowie State University cliu@bowiestate.edu
Takyua Machida, Japan Sociey for the Promotion of Science
Salvador E. VenegasAndraca, Technológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Nelson Petulante, Bowie State University

8:00 a.m.
Generalized Gibbs states in Quantum Markov Processes.
Jaroslav Novotny*, CTU in Prague, Czech Republic
Gernot Alber, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Igor Jex, CTU in Prague, Czech Republic
(1116811034) 
8:30 a.m.
Quantum State Transfer in Corona Products.
Ethan Ackelsberg, Bard College at Simon's Rock
Zachary Brehm, SUNY Potsdam
Ada Chan, York University
Joshua Mundinger, Swarthmore College
Christino Tamon*, Clarkson University
(111605926) 
9:00 a.m.
On Nonlinear Quantum Walk.
Yutaka Shikano*, Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan
(11168186) 
9:30 a.m.
Bulkedge correspondence of one dimensional quantum walks.
F Alberto Grunbaum*, Math Dept UC Berkeley
(1116811419) 
10:00 a.m.
Hitting times for open quantum random walks.
Carlos F. Lardizabal*, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
(1116811485) 
10:30 a.m.
Open quantum walk based bias removal algorithms.
Radhakrishnan Balu*, US Army Resaerch Lab, MD
(111603160) 
11:00 a.m.
Quantum walks in terms of density operators.
Chaobin Liu*, Bowie State University
(1116812020) 
11:30 a.m.
Discussion.

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Research by Postdocs of the Alliance for Diversity in Mathematics, I
Room 4C3, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Aloysius Helminck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Michael Young, Iowa State University, Ames myoung@iastate.edu

9:00 a.m.
Special subgroups of hyperbolic 3manifold groups.
Rosemary K Guzman*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1116572963) 
9:30 a.m.
Computing Galois groups for functional equations.
Carlos E Arreche*, North Carolina State University
(1116121477) 
10:00 a.m.
Schrödinger groups: An application in nonrelativistic quantum squeezing.
Jose M VegaGuzman*, Howard University
(111681910) 
10:30 a.m.
Instantons on TaubNUT Spaces.
Andres LarrainHubach*, University of Arizona
(111658789) 
11:00 a.m.
Improving the accuracy of convexity splitting methods for gradient flow equations.
Saulo Orizaga*, The University of Arizona
K. Glasner, University of Arizona
(1116351842) 
11:30 a.m.
Hopf automorphisms and twisted extensions.
Susan Montgomery, University of Southern California
Maria D. Vega*, United States Military Academy
Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M University
(1116161912)

9:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory: Structure and Symmetry, I
Room 204, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathan L. Gross, Columbia University
Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University ttucker@colgate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Characterizing Almostplanar Graphs.
Guoli Ding, Louisiana State University
Joshua Fallon, Louisiana State University
Emily Marshall*, Louisiana State University
(1116051901) 
8:30 a.m.
Quadrilateral embeddings of cartesian products.
Mark Ellingham*, Vanderbilt University
Wenzhong Liu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Dong Ye, Middle Tennessee State University
Xiaoya Zha, Middle Tennessee State University
(1116052362) 
9:00 a.m.
Dualities and Trialities from Ribbon Group Stabilizers.
Lowell Abrams*, The George Washington University
Jo EllisMonaghan, Saint Michael's College
(1116052127) 
9:30 a.m.
An elementary construction of tessellated Riemann surfaces using finite groups.
J. Pakianathan*, University of Rochester
M. Herman, University of Rochester
E. Yalcin, Bilkent University, Turkey.
(111657256) 
10:00 a.m.
Branched coverings and harmonic automorphisms of graphs.
Alexander Mednykh*, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
(111655379) 
10:30 a.m.
Operations on oriented maps.
Tomaz Pisanski*, University of Primorska, Slovenia
(1116052318) 
11:00 a.m.
Symmetry breaking in graphs.
Wilfried Imrich*, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
Florian Lehner, University of Hamburg, Germany
Simon Mark Smith, City University of New York, New York, NY
(1116051144) 
11:30 a.m.
Infinite Graphical Frobenius Representations.
Mark E. Watkins*, Syracuse University
(1116051043)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on What's New in Group Theory?, II
Rooms 307/308, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Arturo Magidin, University of Louisiana at Lafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Elizabeth Wilcox, Oswego State University of New York

8:00 a.m.
Real classes of finite special unitary groups.
Amanda A. Schaeffer Fry*, Metropolitan State University of Denver
C. Ryan Vinroot, College of William and Mary
(111620382) 
8:30 a.m.
Some computational complexity results for rightangled Artin groups.
David M. Carroll*, Texas A&M University
Benjamin Francisco, Texas A&M University
Zoran Sunic, Texas A&M University
(111620629) 
9:00 a.m.
Affine Automorphisms of Rooted Trees.
Dmytro M Savchuk*, University of South Florida
Said N Sidki, Universidade de Brasilia
(111620713) 
9:30 a.m.
Gyrogroup actions: A generalization of group actions.
Teerapong Suksumran*, North Dakota State University
(111620201) 
10:00 a.m.
Specht modules, simple modules, and a kernel intersection theorem for centralizer algebras of the symmetric group.
Harald Ellers*, Allegheny College
Craig J. Dodge, Allegheny College
(1116201052) 
10:30 a.m.
On the number of elements that are not kth powers in a group.
William L. Cocke*, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison
I. Marty Isaacs, University of Wisconsin
D. Skabelund, University of Illinois
(111620328) 
11:00 a.m.
Constructions from Groups to Loops.
Mark Greer, University of North Alabama
Lee Raney*, University of North Alabama
(111620845) 
11:30 a.m.
Partition Numbers of Finite Groups.
Tuval Foguel*, Adelphi University
(111620173)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, II
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Deborah Kent, Drake University

8:00 a.m.
The Construction of Edmond Halley's 1701 Map of Magnetic Declination.
David R Bellhouse*, University of Western Ontario
Lori L Murray, University of Western Ontario
(111601314) 
8:30 a.m.
The inner imagination without sensory media: Jakob Steiner and the figure in geometry.
Jemma Lorenat*, Pitzer College
(111601349) 
9:00 a.m.
Cauchy's Work on Complex Analysis in the 1820s.
Craig Fraser*, University of Toronto
(1116011145) 
9:30 a.m.
Riemann's Model of Nobili's Rings.
Tom Archibald*, Dept. of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
(111601257) 
10:00 a.m.
Quadratic forms, Fermat's Last Theorem and Bernoulli numbers from Cauchy to Kummer (18301850).
Jenny Boucard*, Centre François Viète, Université de Nantes
(111601720) 
10:30 a.m.
Determining the Discriminant.
Fernando Q Gouvêa*, Colby College
Jonathan Webster, Butler University
(1116011128) 
11:00 a.m.
Some remarks on Dedekind and Weber's edition of Riemann's Gesammelte Werke.
Emmylou Haffner*, Archives Henri Poincare, Universite de Lorraine
(111601599)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Assessing Student Learning: Alternative Approaches, III
Room 608, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
David Clark, Grand Valley State University clarkdav@gvsu.edu
Jane Butterfield, University of Victoria
Robert Campbell, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
Cassie Williams, James Madison University

8:00 a.m.
MasteryBased Exams are SelfEvidently Better than Traditional Exams.
Austin Mohr*, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(1116A52788) 
8:20 a.m.
"You want to take more exams?": StandardsBased Grading in Calculus 1.
David Clark*, Grand Valley State University
(1116A5801) 
8:40 a.m.
Specifications Grading in Calculus I: Implementation and Student Responses.
Thomas J Clark*, Dordt College
(1116A5770) 
9:00 a.m.
Using a "Proficiency System" to Assess Student Learning in Calculus.
Jacquelyn L Rische*, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
(1116A5543) 
9:20 a.m.
MasteryBased Testing in Calculus.
J. B. Collins*, West Texas A&M University
(1116A5276) 
9:40 a.m.
Can we be a little more specific?: My experiences with standardsbased grading.
Timothy E. Goldberg*, LenoirRhyne University
(1116A51414) 
10:00 a.m.
Balancing the Assessment Challenges of Competency Based Education.
Heather Leah Rosenblatt*, Western Governors University
(1116A51166) 
10:20 a.m.
A PointsFree Capstone Course.
Matt Boelkins*, Grand Valley State University
(1116A51874) 
10:40 a.m.
Implementing Specifications Grading in a Linear Algebra course.
Mike Janssen*, Dordt College
(1116A5189) 
11:00 a.m.
Incorporating emails and discussions into weekly assessments.
John D. Ross*, Southwestern University
(1116A51963) 
11:20 a.m.
Alternative Assessment Approaches in a "Math for Elementary Teachers" Sequence.
Sarah L. Marsh*, Oklahoma Baptist University
Krista B. Hands, Oklahoma Baptist University
(1116A52346) 
11:40 a.m.
Assessing student understanding in an introduction to proofs course.
Kristopher J Williams*, Doane College
(1116A5731)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis and Operator Theory, II
Room 615, Washington State Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
Amenability and uniqueness for groupoids associated with inverse semigroups.
David Milan*, The University of Texas at Tyler
Scott LaLonde, The University of Texas at Tyler
(1116472306) 
8:30 a.m.
Fixed and common fixed point results of generalized cyclic contraction mappings.
Urooj Malik*, Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
(1116461115) 
8:45 a.m.
On Noncommutative LeviCivita Connections.
Mira A. Peterka, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Albert JeuLiang Sheu*, University of Kansas
(111646700) 
9:00 a.m.
Infinitely divisible weighted shifts.
Chafiq Benhida, University of Lille
Raul Curto, University of Iowa
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
(111647640) 
9:15 a.m.
Fixed and common fixed point results in multiplicative partial metric spaces.
Qasim Mahmood*, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
(1116461169) 
9:30 a.m.
Recent developments in fixed point and Banach space theory.
Jared Burns, Seton Hill University
Chris Lennard*, University of Pittsburgh
Jeromy Sivek, Temple University
(1116461436) 
9:45 a.m.
Bases in the space of regular multilinear operators on Banach lattices.
Khazhak Navoyan*, University of Mississippi
(1116461791) 
10:00 a.m.
Expanders and Ktheory for group C* algebras.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State
(111619769) 
10:15 a.m.
On locally order unit spaces and characterizations of locally JBalgebras.
Alexander A Katz*, St. John's University, NY
(1116461718) 
10:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Classification of Crossed Products Arising From Actions on $C(X,A)$.
Julian M Buck*, Francis Marion University
(1116462474) 
10:45 a.m.
Uniqueness property of semigroup $C^*$algebras.
Sun Young Jang*, Department of Mathematics, University of Ulsan,
(111646580) 
11:00 a.m.
Application of Functional Operators with Shift to the Study of Equilibrium State of Systems with Two Renewable Resources Taking into Account Their Interactions.
Oleksandr Karelin*, Hidalgo State University, Institute of Basic Sciences and Engineering
Manuel Gonzalez Hernandez, Hidalgo State University, Institute of Basic Sciences and Engineering
Norberto Hernandez Romero, Hidalgo State University, Institute of Basic Sciences and Engineering
Juan Carlos SeckTuoh Mora, Hidalgo State University, Institute of Basic Sciences and Engineering
(111645813) 
11:15 a.m.
Numerical solution of multilayer multiple acoustic wave scattering by time domain boundary integral equation.
Tianyu Qiu*, University of Delaware
(1116452908)

8:15 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Approaches to OneSemester Calculus Courses
Room 619, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Joel Kilty, Centre College joel.kilty@centre.edu
Alex M. McAllister, Centre College

8:00 a.m.
A Calculus Course Focusing on New Applications.
Raymond N. Greenwell*, Hofstra University
Nathan P. Ritchey, Edinboro Universiy
(1116G599) 
8:20 a.m.
A mathematically rigorous calculus course in a laboratory format for undergraduate and graduate nonmath majors.
Patricia Baggett*, Dept of Mathematical Sciences New Mexico State University
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, Computer Science Dept. University of Colorado (emeritus)
(1116G5683) 
8:40 a.m.
Project/Problem Based Learning as a Successful Approach to a OneSemester Calculus Course.
Tanya Huffman*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Cara Brooks, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1116G52115) 
9:00 a.m.
Quantitative Reasoning and Modeling in a OneSemester Calculus Course.
Erin M McNicholas*, Willamette University
(1116G52218) 
9:20 a.m.
Concept Reflection Exercises in Online and Blended Applied Calculus.
Chris Oehrlein*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1116G52292) 
9:40 a.m.
An Image Processing Approach to a OneSemester Calculus Course.
Yevgeniy V. Galperin*, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1116G52434) 
10:00 a.m.
Yes, You Can Have It All.
Robin A. Cruz*, The College of Idaho
Lynda A. Danielson, The College of Idaho
(1116G52639)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, II
Room 214, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Residual Based Adaptivity and PWDG Methods for the Helmholtz Equation.
Shelvean Kapita*, University of Delaware
Peter Monk, University of Delaware
Timothy Warburton, Virginia Tech
(1116VC1782) 
8:15 a.m.
Efficiently Testing Thermodynamic Compliance of Chemical Reaction Networks.
Meredith McCormackMager*, Wellesley College
Carlos Muñoz, Texas A&M University
Zev Woodstock, James Madison University
(1116VC1805) 
8:30 a.m.
A Black Litterman Model for CVaR Optimization.
Tao Pang, North Carolina State University, Department of Mathematics
Cagatay Karan*, North Carolina State University, Operations Research
(1116VC1812) 
8:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Positive Solutions to a General Nonlinear Second Order System with Applications.
Joon Hyuk Kang*, Andrews University
(1116VC1926) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A New Existence Result for Solutions to Impulsive Fractional Differential Equations.
Hilmi Ergören*, Department of Mathematics, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey
(1116VC1954) 
9:15 a.m.
Spike Time Dependent Plasticity in Spiking Neural Network.
Anushaya Mohapatra*, Oregon State University
Mike Field, Rice University
(1116VC1994) 
9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Tracking and Disturbance Rejection of the Blood Glucose Regulation System.
Brandon P Ashley*, University of Central Arkansas
(1116VC2023) 
9:45 a.m.
Modelling copolymer adsorption near an inhomogeneous surface.
Gerasim K. Iliev*, University of Georgia, Department of Mathematics
(1116VC2105) 
10:00 a.m.
Power Series Method for HodgkinHuxley Equations.
James Sochacki*, James Madison University
(1116VC2107) 
10:15 a.m.
A Model of Flocking in Three Zones.
Ryan Christopher Theisen*, Arizona State University
(1116VC2224) 
10:30 a.m.
The PauliLubanski Vector, Complex Electrodynamics, and Photon Helicity.
Sergey I Kryuchkov, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Nathan A Lanfear*, 1 School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Sergei K Suslov, 1 School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
(1116VC2228) 
10:45 a.m.
Global Existence and Boundedness of a Certain Nonlinear Vector IntegroDifferential Equation of Second Order With Multiple Deviating Arguments.
Timur Ayhan*, Siirt University
(1116VC2244) 
11:00 a.m.
Fractal Image Compression Algorithms and Their Application to Steganography.
Max K Black*, Westminster College (Utah)
Jonas D'Andrea, Westminster College (Utah)
(1116VC2245) 
11:15 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Epidemic with Exposed Group.
Alma Malibekova, University of Central Arkansas
Diana Marcela Morales*, University of Central Arkansas
(1116VC2834) 
11:30 a.m.
Computational Modeling of Murine GL261 Brain Tumors.
Barrett James Anderies*, Arizona State University
Erica Rutter, Arizona State University
Eric Kostelich, Arizona State University
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University
(1116VC2871)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Assessment
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Writing good questions: How and why we wrote our own bank of clicker questions.
Berit Nilsen Givens*, Cal Poly Pomona
Arlo Caine, Cal Poly Pomona
(1116VD2485) 
8:15 a.m.
An Assessment Study Across MultiSections of 'Large' College Algebra Classrooms: An Ongoing Report.
Perry Y.C. Lee*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Padraig McLoughlin, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1116VD1447) 
8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Problem Solving Item (MPSI) Development Project.
Kathryn Rhoads*, The University of Texas at Arlington
James A. Mendoza Epperson, The University of Texas at Arlington
R. Cavender Campbell, The University of Texas at Arlington
(1116VD2401) 
8:45 a.m.
Exploring the potential for alternative assessments to promote meaningful learning in an undergraduate mathematics course.
Catherine Paolucci*, State University of New York at New Paltz
(1116VD612) 
9:00 a.m.
The University of Illinois Math Placement Program: A Retrospection on 8 years and 75,000+ students.
Alison Ahlgren Reddy*, University of Illinois
(1116VD723)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Assorted Topics, I
Room 213, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Probabilistic models of Trypanosome RNA tails.
Marshall Hampton*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(1116VW269) 
8:15 a.m.
The Partial Differential: A New Operator in Multivariable Calculus.
Jason Samuels*, City University of New York
(1116VW2709) 
8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Role Reversal: Student Learning through Teaching.
Karen McCready*, King's College, WilkesBarre, PA
(1116VW2041) 
8:45 a.m.
Probability of Integer Area Lattice Figures.
C. BergeSisneros*, Nevada State College
(1116VW1093) 
9:00 a.m.
Exploring Hall's Genealogy of Pythagorean Triads.
Jathan W. Austin*, Salisbury University
(1116VW136) 
9:15 a.m.
A Decomposition of Parking Functions by Undesired Spaces.
Ian Nicolas*, Pacific University
Melody Bruce, Western Carolina University
Michael Dougherty, University of California, Santa Barbra
Max Hlavacek, Harvey Mudd College
Ryo Kudo, University of California, Los Angeles
(1116VW1476) 
9:30 a.m.
The Moore Method: A Decidedly American Educational Philosophy.
Padraig M. McLoughlin*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1116VW1578) 
9:45 a.m.
Helping students see connections between mathematics and other disciplines through a fun teaching exchange project.
Maria Neophytou*, Belmont University
(1116VW1615) 
10:00 a.m.
Polynomials of Binomial Type: an Analytic Connection between the Fibonacci Recurrence and the Binomial Coefficients.
Soowhan Yoon*, Mercer University
(1116VW1648) 
10:15 a.m.
Connectivity of One Step Apart Integers.
Roman Wong*, Washington & Jefferson College
(1116VW1699) 
10:30 a.m.
On the Existence of a SemiConjugation Between Certain Combinatorially Obtained Minimal Cantor Sets.
Erin Denette*, University of Rhode Island
Araceli Bonifant, University of Rhode Island
(1116VW1820) 
10:45 a.m.
Design and Implementation of a Mathematics Education Undergraduate Research Course.
Nicole R Juersivich*, Nazareth College
(1116VW188) 
11:00 a.m.
Accountability and the Texas Miracle.
Bryan Nankervis*, Texas State University
(1116VW596) 
11:15 a.m.
Extracting Square Roots of Power Series by Hand.
Lee N. Collins*, County College of Morris
(1116VW893) 
11:30 a.m.
Divisibility rules in different bases: an opportunity for discovery.
Carl Olimb*, Augustana University
(1116VW2605) 
11:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Riemannian submersion and Lagrangian isometric immersion II.
Yun Myung Oh*, Andrews University
(1116VW2509)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Graph Theory, II
Room 212, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Smallest Nonautorgraph.
Yijin Wei*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Smith College
Ben Baumer, Program in Statistical and Data Sciences
Gary S. Bloom, Department of Computer Science, City College
(1116VF1523) 
8:15 a.m.
A new proof of NashWilliamsTutte and generalizations to $S$connectors.
Tyler Seacrest*, The University of Montana Western
Jitender Deogun, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1116VF1639) 
8:30 a.m.
Chromatic Connections in Graphs.
Elliot M Laforge*, Western Michigan University
(1116VF1682) 
8:45 a.m.
Short Induced Cycles in Graphs.
Axel Brandt*, University of Colorado Denver
Bernard Lidický, Iowa State University
Florian Pfender, University of Colorado Denver
(1116VF1705) 
9:00 a.m.
Using Graphs to Examine Benzenelike Structures.
Jessie Lenarz*, St. Catherine University
(1116VF1800) 
9:15 a.m.
Finding all small induced cycles in polynomialtime.
Dalal Alrowaili*, Middle Tennessee State University
Dong Ye, Middle Tennessee State University
Xiaoya Zha, Middle Tennessee State University
(1116VF1968) 
9:30 a.m.
Graphs Are Uniquely Determined by Their Inverse Semigroup.
Demitri Plessas*, Northeastern State University
Tien Chih, Newberry College
(1116VF1977) 
9:45 a.m.
The Inverse Semigroups of Graphs.
Tien Y Chih*, Newberry College
(1116VF853) 
10:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: The giant strong component in random directed graphs.
Daniel J Poole*, The Ohio State University
(1116VF2043) 
10:15 a.m.
On three coloring planar graphs containing no $C_4$, $C_5$, or triangles sharing a vertex.
Addie E. Armstrong*, University of Rhode Island
(1116VF2075) 
10:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: The decomposition of a cubic graph for the domination number.
Misa Nakanishi*, Sagamihara city, Japan
(1116VF2185) 
10:45 a.m.
Stable Matchings with Bounded Preferences.
Christine T Cheng, Department of Computer Science, University of WisconsinMilwuakee
Will Rosenbaum*, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
(1116VF2187) 
11:00 a.m.
Algebraic Graph Theoretic Methods in Control Theory.
Mathias Hudoba de Badyn*, University of Washington
(1116VF2219) 
11:15 a.m.
Prime labelings of generalized Petersen graphs and large cubic bipartite graphs.
Steven Schluchter*, George Mason University
Tom Wilson, George Mason University
(1116VF2325) 
11:30 a.m.
Decomposition of a Graph into its Quasi 4Connected Components.
Guoli Ding, Louisiana State University
Kimberly D'souza*, Louisiana State University
(1116VF876)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, II
Skagit 1, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
Wave propagation in noisy systems near saddle node on limit cycle bifurcation.
M M Rahman*, University of North Florida
(1116922533) 
8:15 a.m.
Modeling the impact of coinfection on persistence and infectivity of malaria.
Lauren M Childs*, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Caroline Buckee, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
(1116922119) 
8:30 a.m.
Obtaining Qualitative Properties of Chemical Reaction Networks from Simplified Models.
Michael Marcondes de Freitas*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Elisenda Feliu, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Carsten Wiuf, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
(1116922257) 
8:45 a.m.
A Model of Proton Therapy using Discrete Diffusion.
Erin N. Bodine*, Rhodes College
K. Lars Monia, Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, U.S. Navy, Charleston, SC
(1116921065) 
9:00 a.m.
Pattern recognition to improve diagnostic process for latediagnosed late onset MADD patients.
Beyza Aslan*, University of North Florida
Anthony Perszyk, University of Florida
(1116922275) 
9:15 a.m.
New Results in a Boolean Model of Gene Regulatory Networks.
Simon Joyce*, Binghamton University
(1116922380) 
9:30 a.m.
Mean field modeling of neural population interactions.
Caitlin A Kennedy*, SUNY New Paltz
(1116922471) 
9:45 a.m.
Modeling synaptic control of obsessive compulsive behavior.
Joanna R Herron*, SUNY New Paltz
(1116922476) 
10:00 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer.
John G Alford*, Sam Houston State University
Edward Swim, Sam Houston State University
Alacia Voth, Sam Houston State University
(1116922526) 
10:15 a.m.
Population dynamics for stray cats.
Jeff Sharpe*, University of Central Florida
(1116922699) 
10:30 a.m.
General mathematical models for ecological drivers of poverty.
Calistus N. Ngonghala*, Harvard Medical School
Giuleo de Leo, Stanford University
Mercedes Pascual, University of Chicago
Donald C. Keenan, Universite de CergyPontoise et THEMA
Andrew Dobson, Princeton University
Matthew H. Bonds, Harvard Medical School
(1116342927) 
10:45 a.m.
Will transient spatial dynamics help or hinder species responding to climate change?
Austin J Phillips*, University of Washington, Seattle
(1116921911) 
11:00 a.m.
Analysis of fMRI data using methods from network theory and persistent homology (Preliminary Report).
Bernadette J Stolz*, University of Oxford
Heather A Harrington, University of Oxford
Mason A Porter, University of Oxford
(1116922714) 
11:15 a.m.
Experimental and Numerical Results for Glioblastoma Multiforme in Murine Brains.
Erica M Rutter*, Arizona State University
Tracy L Stepien, Arizona State University
Barrett A Anderies, Arizona State University
Eric J Kostelich, Arizona State University
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University
(1116922794) 
11:30 a.m.
A stochastic process model for fish migration.
Sheldon H Lee*, Viterbo University
(1116922829) 
11:45 a.m.
The multifacet of a data science project to answer: how are organs = formed?
Bin Yu*, UC Berkeley
(1116002976)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, II
Chelan 5, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
On the degrees of divisors of $x^n1$.
Lola Thompson*, Oberlin College
(1116111570) 
8:15 a.m.
Deeply Ramified Iterated Extensions.
Spencer Hamblen*, McDaniel College
Rafe Jones, Carleton College
(1116111668) 
8:30 a.m.
Primefree Shifted Lucas Sequences of the Second Kind.
Lenny Jones, Shippensburg University
Tristan Phillips*, Shippensburg University
(1116111835) 
8:45 a.m.
The Fibonacci Quilt Sequence: A Generalization of Zeckendorf Decompositions with NonUniqueness.
Dawn C. Nelson*, Saint Peter's University
M. Catral, Xavier University
P. Ford, Bethany College
P. Harris, United States Military Academy, West Point
S. J. Miller, Williams College
(1116112109) 
9:00 a.m.
Hypergeometric Point Counts for Dwork K3Surfaces.
Heidi E Goodson*, University of Minnesota
(1116111174) 
9:15 a.m.
The Average Order of an Element of the Symmetric Group.
Joshua Harrington, Cedar Crest College
Lenny Jones*, Shippensburg University
Alicia Lamarche, University of South Carolina
(1116111836) 
9:30 a.m.
The sum of four squares over real quadratic number fields.
Katherine Thompson*, Davidson College
(1116111893) 
9:45 a.m.
A hybrid bound for sums of Fourier coefficients of cusp forms against $e(\alpha n^\beta)$.
Nathan Salazar*, University of Iowa
(1116111397) 
10:00 a.m.
Rankin's Method and Hermitian Jacobi Forms.
James D Martin*, University of North Texas
(1116111427) 
10:15 a.m.
Divisibility properties of sporadic Apérylike numbers.
Amita Malik, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Armin Straub*, University of South Alabama
(111611824) 
10:30 a.m.
Fourier Coefficients of Theta Functions at Cusps other than Infinity.
Joseph Hundley, University at Buffalo
Qiao Zhang*, Texas Christian University
(1116111222) 
10:45 a.m.
On Hilbert $2$class fields and $2$towers of imaginary quadratic number fields.
Victor Y. Wang*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(111611552) 
11:00 a.m.
Trinomials defining quintic number fields.
Jesse Patsolic, Baltimore, MD
Jeremy Rouse*, Wake Forest University
(111611906) 
11:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Pair Correlation of Fractional Parts Derived from Rational Valued Sequences.
Sneha Chaubey*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Melinda Lanius, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Alexandru Zaharescu, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(111611924) 
11:30 a.m.
Resonance Sums for RankinSelberg Products of $SL_m(\mathbb{Z})$ Maass Cusp Forms.
Kyle J Czarnecki*, University of Iowa
(1116111741)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, and Statistics, I
Room 616, Washington State Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
A Pruned Recursive Solution to the Multiple Change Point Problem.
Eric Ruggieri*, College of the Holy Cross
(1116622723) 
8:30 a.m.
Sampling random polygonal knot space.
Jason Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Clayton Shonkwiler, Colorado State University
(111653627) 
8:45 a.m.
StructureBased Comparisons for Sequential Data.
Katherine M. Kinnaird*, Macalester College
(1116622510) 
9:00 a.m.
TwoSample Tests for Latent Recurrent Events: Application to Multiple Sclerosis EDSS Scores.
Shannon Stock*, College of the Holy Cross
(1116622814) 
9:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Stochastic Functional Differential Equations with Infinite Delay.
Hongwei Mei*, ph.d student
Fuke Wu, Professor
George Yin, professor
(111660157) 
9:30 a.m.
Stabilization by Noise of a $\mathbb{C}^2$valued Coupled System.
Fan Ny Shum*, University of Connecticut
(111660565) 
9:45 a.m.
The Probability that Two Samples on a Convex Curve Have Disjoint Convex Hulls.
Yves Nievergelt*, Eastern Washington University
(111652148) 
10:00 a.m.
Asymptotic enumeration of difference matrices over cyclic groups.
Aaron M. Montgomery*, Baldwin Wallace University
(11160578) 
10:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: The aggregate path coupling method for mixing times of Markov chains.
Peter T. Otto*, Willamette University
(1116601190) 
10:30 a.m.
SingleSeed Cascades on Clustered Networks.
John K. McSweeney*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1116601597) 
10:45 a.m.
Discussion 
11:00 a.m.
BoltzmannType Modeling of TwoDimensional Grain Growth in Polycrystals.
R. M. Argus*, George Mason University
(1116822734)

8:15 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, Game Shows, and Gambling, I
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul R. Coe, Dominican University coepaul@dom.edu
Sara B. Quinn, Dominican University
Marioni Weedermann, Dominican University

10:00 a.m.
Just One More Roll: An Analysis of Farkle Strategies.
Benjamin Thirey*, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1116Q12756) 
10:20 a.m.
Waiting for a Sequence in Roulette.
Robert W Vallin*, Lamar University
(1116Q11284) 
10:40 a.m.
Simple Matching Game or Clever Counter Trap? The Story of Pell (c. 19771982).
Mark Bollman*, Albion College
(1116Q1174) 
11:00 a.m.
Odd or Even: Dominoes, Graphs, and the "Missing Link.".
Jay Malmstrom*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1116Q140) 
11:20 a.m.
Fun applications of Abstract Algebra: The 15 Puzzle.
Dibyajyoti Deb*, Oregon Institute of Technology
(1116Q1615) 
11:40 a.m.
The Hidden Mathematics of Super TicTacToe.
Whitney George*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
Janine Janoski, King's College
(1116Q11197)

10:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, I
Tahoma 2, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Karen A. Keene, North Carolina State University Karen_keene@ncsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Measuring student conceptual understanding: The case of Euler's method.
William L Hall*, North Carolina State University
Karen A Keene, North Carolina State University
Nicholas C Fortune, North Carolina State University
(1116Q52395) 
8:20 a.m.
Interpreting proof feedback: Do our students know what we're saying?
Robert Moore, Andrews University
Martha Byrne*, Earlham College
Tim FukawaConnelly, Drexel University
Sarah Hanusch, Texas State University
(1116Q5711) 
8:40 a.m.
If I Can, So Can You: Peer Role Models Improve SelfPerception of Mathematical Ability for Women.
Susan D Nickerson*, San Diego State University
Katie Bjorkman, San Diego State University
Sei Jin Ko, San Diego State University
David Marx, San Diego State University
Christina Wu, San Diego State University
(1116Q52294) 
9:00 a.m.
Defining Quantitative Literacy Through CollegeLevel Textbooks: A Preliminary Report.
Gizem Karaali*, Pomona College
(1116Q52144) 
9:20 a.m.
Experiencing the Roles of Proof.
Jeffrey D Pair*, Middle Tennessee State University
(1116Q52097) 
9:40 a.m.
Secondary Preservice, InService, and Student Teachers' Noticing of Mathematical Work and Thinking in Trigonometry.
May Chaar*, Framingham State University
(1116Q52077) 
10:00 a.m.
Using the Pancake Story to Make Sense of the Epsilon Delta Definition.
Aditya P Adiredja*, University of Arizona
(1116Q51988) 
10:20 a.m.
Water coolers and parametrizations.
Harrison E. Stalvey*, Georgia State University
Draga Vidakovic, Georgia State University
(1116Q51847) 
10:40 a.m.
Why do mathematicians present proofs? A case study of introductory abstract algebra and real analysis course.
Eyob Demeke*, University of New Hampshire
David Earls, University of New Hampshire
(1116Q6432) 
11:00 a.m.
Changing personal epistemologies of mathematics across cohorts of preservice secondary mathematics teachers.
Tamara Lefcourt Ruby*, Efrata College of Education (Jerusalem, Israel)
(1116Q51680) 
11:20 a.m.
Investigating calculus students' struggles with algebra.
Sepideh Stewart*, University of Oklahoma
Stacy Reeder, University of Oklahoma
(1116Q51627) 
11:40 a.m.
Stacy Brown Discussion

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Broad Impact of Math Circles
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Amanda Matson, Clarke University
Katherine Morrison, University of Northern Colorado katherine.morrison@unco.edu
Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University

8:00 a.m.
The benefits of running a Math Circle with college students for middle school students.
Amy Wangsness Wehe*, Fitchburg State University
(1116B51304) 
8:20 a.m.
From 5th to 12th: Discoveries and Challenges of Multileveled Math Circles.
Kaitlyn Phillipson*, Texas A&M University
Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University
Alex Sprintson, Texas A&M University
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University
(1116B51776) 
8:40 a.m.
Building a Network: The North Carolina Network of Math Teachers' Circles.
Sloan Evans Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(1116B5340) 
9:00 a.m.
Developing Mathematics Teachers' Mathematical Problem Solving Through a Math Teachers' Circle Framework.
Patrice Waller*, Virginia State University
Sandra Richardson, Virginia State University
(1116B51585) 
9:20 a.m.
UCI Math CEO: The ripple effect of the UCI Community Educational Outreach.
Alessandra Pantano*, University of California, Irvine
(1116B52905) 
9:40 a.m.
Kittitas Valley Math Circle, a program for students and their parents.
Brandy S Wiegers*, Central Washington University, National Association of Math Circles
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University
Allyson RoganKlyve, Central Washington University, Oregon State University
Janet Shiver, Central Washington University
(1116B52889) 
10:00 a.m.
In Their Own Words: Teachers Reflect on their MTC Experiences.
Michelle A Manes*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(1116B51346) 
10:20 a.m.
The Broad Impact of Math Teachers' Circles: Results from the First Decade.
Brianna Donaldson*, American Institute of Mathematics
(1116B52666) 
10:40 a.m.
Students' perceptions for an impact of Math and Logic enrichment program.
Victoria Kofman, Stella Academy
Aleksandra Fedorov*, Stella Academy
Ryan Marchenko, Stella Academy
Ethan Soifer, Stella Academy, Buffalo Grove IL
(1116B52921) 
11:00 a.m.
Mentoring Students and Supporting Teachers: New Programs from the Navajo Nation Math Circles Project.
Bob Klein*, Ohio University Department of Mathematics
Rebecca Bycofski, Ohio University Department of Mathematics
Henry Fowler, Diné College Department of Mathematics
(1116B5783) 
11:20 a.m.
A Math Student Circle in rural Wisconsin.
Richard P Spindler*, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
(1116B5290) 
11:40 a.m.
A discussion session hosted by the National Association of Math Circles and the Math Teachers' Circle Network.

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Topology and Knot Theory, III
Chelan 4, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
The Maximum Genus of planar 2connected graphs and its generalizations.
Lara El Sherif*, George Washington University.
(1116002050) 
8:15 a.m.
The Topological Complexity of a Surface.
Aldo CruzCota*, Texas Wesleyan University
(1116571939) 
8:30 a.m.
Positivedefinite symplectic fourmanifolds.
Jennifer Hom, IAS/Georgia Tech
Tye Lidman*, IAS
(1116571369) 
8:45 a.m.
Involutive Heegaard Floer homology.
Kristen Hendricks*, University of California Los Angeles
Ciprian Manolescu, University of California Los Angeles
(1116571958) 
9:00 a.m.
Using a Set of Monotonically Reducing Moves to Solve the Unknotting Problem.
Brian P Foley*, The College of Wooster
Michael A Bush, The College of Wooster
(1116551409) 
9:15 a.m.
Topological Signatures of Singularities in Ricci Flow.
Paul M. Alsing, Air Force Research Laboratory
Howard A. Blair, Syracuse University
Matthew Corne*, University of WisconsinStout
Gordon Jones, University of Michigan
Warner A. Miller, Florida Atlantic University
Konstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers University
Vidit Nanda, University of Pennsylvania
(1116551721) 
9:30 a.m.
Decorated Feynman Categories.
Jason Lucas*, Purdue University
(1116551859) 
9:45 a.m.
Topology of Configurations on Trees.
Safia Chettih*, University of Oregon
(1116551970) 
10:00 a.m.
Rational structures and their Differential Refinements.
Matthew G Wheeler*, University of Pittsburgh
(1116552099) 
10:15 a.m.
Encoding Equivariant Commutativity via Operads.
David White*, Denison University
Javier Gutierrez, University of Barcelona
(11165554) 
10:30 a.m.
Free Group Actions on Products of Spheres.
Courtney M Thatcher*, University of Puget Sound
(1116552421) 
10:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Equivariant formality and Ktheory of compact homogeneous spaces.
ChiKwong Fok*, National Center for Theoretical Sciences Math Division, National Taiwan University
Jeffrey Carlson, Instituto de Matematica e Estatistica, Universidade de Sao Paulo
(1116552452) 
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Rational Tangles and Conway's Theorem.
Noureen Khan*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(111655176) 
11:15 a.m.
Naturality of Heegaard Floer invariants under positive rational contact surgery.
Thomas E Mark, University of Virginia
Bulent Tosun*, University of Virginia
(111657697)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
MAA Session on Using Philosophy to Teach Mathematics
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Carl Behrens, Alexandria, VA
Dan Sloughter, Furman University dan.sloughter@furman.edu

8:00 a.m.
Making Philosophical Choices in Statistics.
Daniel C. Sloughter*, Furman University
(1116T5103) 
8:30 a.m.
Senior Seminar in Set Theory as a Springboard for Mathematical Philosophy.
Sally Cockburn*, Hamilton College
(1116T5608) 
9:00 a.m.
Role of Real Numbers in an Introduction to Analysis.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1116T52355) 
9:30 a.m.
Statistics as a Liberal Art.
Brian R Zaharatos*, University of Colorado Boulder
(1116T52376) 
10:00 a.m.
Strange Bedfellows: Thomae's Game Formalism and Developmental Algebra.
James R Henderson*, Penn State Erie, the Behrend College
(1116T5177) 
10:30 a.m.
Gardens of Infinity: Cantor meets the real deep Web.
Luke Wolcott*, Lawrence University
(1116T52300) 
11:00 a.m.
Is Philosophy of Mathematics Important for Teachers?
Martin Flashman*, Humboldt State University
(1116T52556)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Probability Meets Dynamics in Biology
Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Rachel Kuske, University of British Columbia rachel@math.ubc.ca

8:00 a.m.
Assembling collective activity in neural circuits.
Eric SheaBrown*, Applied Mathematics / U. Washington
Yu Hu, Harvard University
Nathan Kutz, University of Washington
Steven Brunton, University of Washington
Stefan Mihalas, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Nick Cain, Allen Institute for Brain Science
(111692216) 
8:30 a.m.
Chaos and Noise: the implications of stochasticity in growth laws.
Ami Radunskaya*, Pomona College
(111660528) 
9:00 a.m.
Randomly switching PDEs and SDEs.
Sean D. Lawley*, University of Utah
(1116602333) 
9:30 a.m.
Eye Tracking Studies of Category Learning: Fitting Complex Models to Individuals.
Paul F Tupper*, Simon Fraser University
(1116921821) 
10:00 a.m.
Oscillatory behavior of a genetic circuit with delayed negative feedback.
David Lipshutz*, Brown University
Ruth J. Williams, University of California, San Diego
(1116341887) 
10:30 a.m.
Interpretation and modelling with superresolution microscopy.
Daniel Coombs*, University of British Columbia
(1116921308)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Applications of Gapminder for undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Organizers:
Samuel L. Tunstall, Appalachian State University
Sarah Greenwald, Appalachian State University
Bill Bauldry, Appalachian State University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council Meeting
Everett, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall 4B, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Pearson Focus Group
Seneca, Union Street Tower, 4th Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:20 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Preparation, Placement and Support of Elementary Mathematics Specialists
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Laurie J. Burton, Western Oregon University burtonl@wou.edu
Cheryl Beaver, Western Oregon University
Klay Kruczek, Southern Connecticut State University

8:20 a.m.
A Snapshot of Preservice Teachers' Use of Visual Representation for Solving Word Problems.
Victoria Kofman*, Stella Academy
Sayonita Ghosh Hajra, University of Utah
(1116N11468) 
8:40 a.m.
TPACK & Training Teachers: Preparing PreService Elementary Math Specialists.
Cheryll Elizabeth Crowe*, Asbury University
(1116N1249) 
9:00 a.m.
Supporting Inservice Elementary Mathematics Teachers in Implementing InquiryBased Instruction and the CCSS for Mathematical Practice.
Bernadette Mullins*, BirminghamSouthern College
(1116N12857) 
9:20 a.m.
The Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders (EMIL) program: Preparing community leaders.
Laurie Burton, Western Oregon University
Cheryl Beaver*, Western Oregon University
(1116N12378) 
9:40 a.m.
Virginia's K8 Mathematics Specialists: How They Are Prepared to be Mathematics Leaders and Their Impact on Students and Teachers.
Aimee J. Ellington*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Joy W. Whitenack, Virginia Commonwealth University
David J. Edwards, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1116N12338)

8:20 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part A
Getting started in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Panel Discussion
Computing across the curriculum: Opportunities and challenges.
Room 3B, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation lzia@nsf.gov 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Fair division.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Steven Brams*, New York University
(1116A017) 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Current Trends in Mathematical and Computational Biology
Room 607, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Walton, James Madison University waltondb@jmu.edu
Maeve McCarthy, Murray State University mmccarthy@murraystate.edu

9:00 a.m.
Canine Distemper Outbreak Modeled in an Animal Shelter.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee and NIMBioS
(1116AA774) 
9:30 a.m.
Mathematically informed cancer vaccines.
Ami Radunskaya*, Pomona College
(1116AA527) 
10:00 a.m.
Simplifying computations of likelihoods for a multivariate OrnsteinUhlenbeck process on an evolutionary tree.
Joeph Felsenstein*, University of Washington
(1116AA2015) 
10:30 a.m.
Discrete Models for the Simulation and Control of Gene Regulatory Networks.
David Murrugarra*, University of Kentucky
(1116AA1331) 
11:00 a.m.
Reducing Ambiguity in Biological Network Inference via Grobner Bases.
Brandilyn Stigler*, Southern Methodist University
(1116AA2890)

9:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #14: Part A
Teaching quantitative reasoning with common sense and common knowledge.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Maura B. Mast, University of Massachusetts Boston
Ethan D. Bolker, University of Massachusetts Boston 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Session for Chairs
What department chairs should know about teaching with technology.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Catherine M. Murphy, Purdue University Calumet
Daniel Maki, Indiana University
Panelists:
Michael Gage, University of Rochester
Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan
Peter Turbek, Purdue University Calumet 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
Skybridge, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMS  MAA  SIAM  TPSE Math Panel Discussion
Recent graduates, what we wish we had learned.
Room 611, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Tara Holm, Cornell University
Charles Steinhorn, Vassar College
Moderators:
Don Saari, Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Guiding your PhDs to nonacademic careers.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Kalish, University of California Berkeley 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Hall 4A, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.11:25 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Advanced Mathematics
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

9:30 a.m.
Applied Abstract Algebra.
Mary K. Flagg*, University of St. Thomas
(1116VS1543) 
9:45 a.m.
Suitable Topics and Appropriate Depth in a Junior/Senior Level Elementary Number Theory Course.
Danny T Lau*, University of North Georgia
(1116VS1738) 
10:00 a.m.
Bridge Courses for Undergraduates  What May Be Missing.
David W Mauro*, Trinity College
(1116VS2064) 
10:15 a.m.
Connecting Collegiate Mathematics to Secondary Mathematics for Preservice Teachers.
Timothy B Flowers*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1116VS2259) 
10:30 a.m.
Using Proof Portfolios in an Introduction to Proofs Course.
Alyssa M. Armstrong*, Wittenberg University
(1116VS2477) 
10:45 a.m.
Behind the Scene: What the Brain Thinks the Eyes Are Seeing.
Russell R Coe*, Suffolk County Community College
(1116VS357) 
11:00 a.m.
Publishing or perishing in an introtoproof course.
Eric Errthum*, Winona State University
(1116VS588) 
11:15 a.m.
MATLAB simulation an aid for teaching probability.
Pablo Ulises Suarez Joya*, Delaware State University
(1116VS79)

9:30 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematicianNational contest and public talk.
Ballroom 6A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael S Breen, American Mathematical Society
William T Butterworth, DePaul University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #15: Part A
Teaching statistics using R and R Studio.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session
Mathematical outreach programs.
Hall 4F, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Elizabeth Yanik, Emporia State University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Project NExT Session
Integrating writing in undergraduate courses.
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AWMAMS Noether Lecture
The Power of Noether's Ring Theory in Understanding Singularities of Complex Algebraic Varieties.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Karen E Smith*, University of Michigan
(1116131864) 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIGMAA Officers Meeting
Willow, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Chairs:
Karen A. Marrongelle, Portland State University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
**CANCELLED** AMS Special Presentation
A conversation on nonacademic employment.
Skagit 2, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS & AWM Committees on Education Panel Discussion
Work in Mathematics Education in Departments of Mathematical Sciences.
Room 203, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
Paosheng Hsu, University of Maine
Panelists:
Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Brigitte Lahme, Sonoma State University
Yvonne Lai, University of NebraskaLincoln
Kristin Umland, University of New Mexico
Moderators:
Elizabeth Burroughs, Montana State University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Career options for undergraduates.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Thomas P. Wakefield, Youngstown State University
Kristine Roinestad, US Census Bureau
Panelists:
Thomas Grandine, Boeing Corporation
Katie Oliveras, Seattle University
Marcia A. Ciol, University of Washington 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 10:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Developing mathematical concepts with technology.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Wade Ellis, West Valley Community College
Tom Dick, Oregon State University
Andrew Bennett, University of Kansas
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIAM Invited Address
Stochastic facilitation and sensitivities in discontinuous dynamics.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Rachel Kuske*, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
(111600209) 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Arithmetic progressions of length 4, quadratic Fourier analysis, and 3uniform hypergraphs.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
W Timothy Gowers*, University of Cambridge, UK
(1116051515) 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Free Analysis: the Theory and Applications of Noncommutative Functions, Inequalities, and Domains, II
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Joseph A. Ball, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa, Iowa City paulmuhly@uiowa.edu

1:00 p.m.
Higher order noncommutative functions and the universal skew field of fractions of a tensor product of free algebras.
Victor Vinnikov*, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
(1116472417) 
2:00 p.m.
Higher Order Noncommutative Functions.
Leonard Stevenson*, Drexel University
(1116151729) 
3:00 p.m.
Completely Bounded Noncommutative Kernels.
J. A. Ball, Virginia Tech
G. Marx*, Virginia Tech
V. Vinnikov, BenGurion University of the Negev
(1116472776) 
3:30 p.m.
Interpolation and transferfunction realization for the noncommutative SchurAgler class.
Joseph A Ball*, Virginia Tech
(1116472438) 
4:00 p.m.
Matrix Bundles, Function Algebras, and Azumaya Algebras.
Erin Griesenauer*, Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa
Paul Muhly, Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa
Baruch Solel, Department of Mathematics, Technion
(1116471395)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis and Geometry in Nonsmooth Metric Measure Spaces, III
Room 401, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Luca Capogna, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jeremy Tyson, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign tyson@math.edu

1:00 p.m.
New examples of spaces satisfying Poincare inequalities.
Bruce Kleiner*, New York University
(1116281130) 
1:30 p.m.
Fine properties of BV functionsanalogs of quasicontinuity.
Nageswari Shanmugalingam*, University of Cincinnati
Panu Lahti, Aalto University
(111630990) 
2:00 p.m.
Analyst's Traveling Salesman theorems in limits of metric graphs.
Guy C. David*, Courant Institute, New York University
Raanan Schul, SUNY Stony Brook
(1116281253) 
2:30 p.m.
Rectifiable and purely unrectifable measures in the absence of absolute continuity.
Matthew Badger*, University of Connecticut
(111628411) 
3:00 p.m.
The geometry of Radon Nikodym Lipschitz differentiability spaces.
David Bate*, University of Chicago
(111658953) 
3:30 p.m.
Nonsmooth differential geometry.
Nicola Gigli*, SISSA
(1116532237)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Design Theory, II
Room 310, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Esther R. Lamken, San Francisco lamken@caltech.edu

1:00 p.m.
A notion of parity for orthogonal Latin squares.
Ian Wanless*, Monash University, Australia
(1116051009) 
1:30 p.m.
$\lambda$fold $5$cycle systems and the FUTURE!
John Asplund*, Dalton State College
(111605725) 
2:00 p.m.
Block orderings for triple systems.
David A Pike*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(1116051057) 
2:30 p.m.
Nonexistence results for symmetric pair coverings with 2regular excess.
Nevena Francetic*, Monash University
Sarada Herke, Monash University
Daniel Horsley, Monash University
(111605985) 
3:00 p.m.
Cycle decompositions: resolvable or without parallel classes.
Tommaso Traetta*, Ryerson University
(1116051669) 
3:30 p.m.
On the HamiltonWaterloo Problem.
Peter Danziger*, Ryerson University
(1116051003)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Linquan Ma, University of Utah lquanma1019@gmail.com
Sarah MayesTang, Quest University sarah.mayestang/quest.edu
Jonathan Montaño, University of Kansas jmontano@ku.edu

1:00 p.m.
Duality for Residual Intersections.
David Eisenbud*, MSRI and U.C. Berkeley
(111613462) 
1:30 p.m.
Perfect complexes over commutative rings.
Hannah Altmann*, University of Minnesota, Morris
Eloisa Grifo, University of Virginia
Srikanth Iyengar, University of Utah
Jonathan Montano, University of Kansas
William Sanders, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Thanh Vu, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116131983) 
2:00 p.m.
Equations of Rees algebras of ideals in two variables.
Jeff Madsen*, University of Notre Dame
(1116132280) 
2:30 p.m.
Splendid complexes on products of projective space.
Daniel Erman, University of Wisconsin
Gregory G. Smith*, Queen's University
Christine Berkesch Zamaere, University of Minnesota
(1116131712) 
3:00 p.m.
Rees algebra of Ideals.
Vivek Mukundan*, Purdue University
Jacob Boswell, Purdue University
(1116131318) 
3:30 p.m.
Cohomology of finite modules over short Gorenstein rings.
Liana M Sega*, University of Missouri Kansas City
Melissa Menning, University of Missouri Kansas City
(1116132178)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Equations, Probability and Sea Ice, II (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)
Skagit 5, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
B.Cael Barry, MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Kaitlin Hill, Northwestern University
Ross LiebLappen, Dartmouth College
Christian Sampson, University of Utah SeaIceMRC@gmail.com
Alexandria Volkening, Brown University

1:00 p.m.
Stochastic Perturbation Theory, Stochastic Dynamics and the Climatic Transitions of Arctic sea ice.
John S. Wettlaufer*, Yale University, University of Oxford, and Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
(1116602350) 
1:30 p.m.
A stochastic perturbation theory for nonautonomous systems.
Woosok Moon*, Department of Applied Mathematics Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
John S Wettlaufer, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
(1116601238) 
2:00 p.m.
How climate model complexity influences sea ice stability.
Till Wagner, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
Ian Eisenman*, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
(111686315) 
2:30 p.m.
Winddriven expansion of the Antarctic seaice cover.
Kyle C Armour*, University of Washington
Yavor Kostov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cecilia M Bitz, University of Washington
John Marshall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116762817) 
3:00 p.m.
The Probability Distribution of NearSurface Wind Speed in Stably Stratified Conditions.
Adam H Monahan*, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences/University of Victoria
Amber Holdsworth, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences/University of Victoria
Timothy Rees, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences/University of Victoria
(1116862557) 
3:30 p.m.
A multiscale, anisotropic, elasticdecohesive constitutive relation for modeling sea ice.
D. Sulsky*, University of New Mexico
H. Tran, Vietnamese German University
H. Schreyer, University of New Mexico
(1116861877)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part A
Directing undergraduate research.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Essential Mathematical Structures and Practices in K12 Mathematics
Chelan 2, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
William McCallum, University of Arizona, Tucson
Kristin Umland, University of New Mexico umland@math.unm.edu
Ellen Whitsides, University of Arizona, Tucson

1:00 p.m.
Essential Mathematical and Cognitive Structures in K5 Mathematics: Where They Come From and Where They Go.
Susan L. Addington*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1116971775) 
1:30 p.m.
An Historical Perspective of Proportion, Ratio and Measurement.
James J Madden*, Louisiana State University
(111697639) 
2:00 p.m.
What Do We Mean by Proportionality?
Kristin L. Umland*, University of New Mexico
(1116972323) 
2:30 p.m.
The Emergence of Essentiality from EducatorMathematician interactions in context.
Hugo Rossi*, Mathematics, University of Utah
Margarita Cummings, Mathematics, University of Utah
(111697459) 
3:00 p.m.
Functions, Rates, and Quantitative Reasoning: From Proportionality to Exponential Growth.
Cody L. Patterson*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
(1116972234) 
3:30 p.m.
From the ark of history to the arc of reasoning.
William G. McCallum*, The University of Arizona
(1116972968)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Fair Division
Room 607, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Jones, Mathematical Reviews maj@ams.org
Jennifer Wilson, The New School WilsonJ@newschool.edu

1:00 p.m.
Maximin EnvyFree Division of Indivisible Items.
Steven J. Brams, New York University, New York, NY, 10012
D. Marc Kilgour*, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, CANADA, N2L 3C5
Christian Klamler, Institute of Public Economics, University of Graz, A8010 Graz, Austria
(1116AC984) 
1:30 p.m.
Super Fair Division  How Many Cuts.
William Webb*, Washington State University
Thomas Hatdock, US Army
(1116AC372) 
2:00 p.m.
Envyfree divisions of continuous and discrete cakes.
Kathryn Nyman*, Willamette University
Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College
Yan Zhang, UC Berkeley
Amanda Ruiz, University of San Diego
Roberto Barrera, Texas A&M University
(1116AC2716) 
2:30 p.m.
Geometric Perspectives on Fair Division.
Julius Barbanel*, Union College
(1116AC1278) 
3:00 p.m.
Dividing Child Support Funds Between Parents.
Michael A Jones*, Mathematical Reviews/AMS
Jennifer Wilson, Eugene Lang College, New School University
(1116AC2450) 
3:30 p.m.
Solutions for Partially Defined Coalition Games.
David Housman*, Goshen College
(1116AC1944)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)
Skagit 4, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Triet Pham, Rutgers University tmp140@math.rutgers.edu
Wilber A Ventura, University of Texas at Arlington wilber.ventura@mavs.uta.edu
Kim Weston, Carnegie Mellon University kimberly.weston@gmail.com

1:00 p.m.
Dynamic Approaches for Some Time Inconsistent Problems.
Jianfeng Zhang*, University of Southern California
(111660993) 
2:00 p.m.
A Gaussian Markov alternative to fractional Brownian motion for pricing financial derivatives.
Daniel Conus, Lehigh University
Mackenzie Wildman*, Lehigh University
(111660839) 
2:30 p.m.
Dynamics of Large, Rank Based Models.
Cameron Bruggeman*, Columbia University
(1116601757) 
3:00 p.m.
Mean field games in interbank models.
S.M. Mousavi*, PhD researcher, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California Santa Barbara
JP Fouque, Professor, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California Santa Barbara
(1116601467) 
3:30 p.m.
Market Models with Splits and Mergers.
Andrey Sarantsev*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ioannis Karatzas, Columbia University
(111660600)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry and Dynamical Systems, II
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
John Rock, Cal Poly Pomona jarock@cpp.edu
Machiel van Frankenhuijesen, Utah Valley University
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside

1:00 p.m.
Julia sets and discrete group actions.
Raluca Tanase*, Stony Brook University
(1116372706) 
1:30 p.m.
Global regularity for solutions of nonlocal Robin problems in a class of "bad" domains.
Alejandro VélezSantiago*, University of California Riverside
(111635991) 
2:00 p.m.
Lower quantum dynamical bounds and arithmetic criterion of full spectral dimensionality for analytic quasiperiodic Schrödinger operators.
Svetlana Jitomirskaya, Univeristy of California, Irvine
Shiwen Zhang*, Univeristy of California, Irvine
(111637637) 
2:30 p.m.
Noncommutative Fractal Geometry.
Andrea Arauza*, University of California, Riverside
(1116511742) 
3:00 p.m.
Fractal geometry and complex dimensions in Ahlfors regular spaces.
Michel L Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Sean Watson*, University of California, Riverside
(1116371424) 
3:30 p.m.
Quantized Modular Forms and Elliptic Curves.
T. Cobler*, Fullerton College
M. L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
(1116462615)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #13: Part A
Introduction to processoriented, guidedinquiry learning (POGIL) in mathematics courses.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Zdeňka Guadarrama, Rockhurst University
Jill E. Guerra, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Laurie Lenz, Mayrmount University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knots in Washington (State), II
Room 201, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Allison Henrich, Seattle University henricha@seattleu.edu
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University
Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

1:00 p.m.
Frieze and wallpaper graphs and their medial links.
Susan G Williams*, University of South Alabama
Daniel S. Silver, University of South Alabama
(111657875) 
1:30 p.m.
Periodic Graphs, Spanning Trees and Mahler Measure.
Daniel S. Silver*, University of South Alabama
Susan G. Williams, University of South Alabama
(111657693) 
2:00 p.m.
Finitetype invariants of framed virtual knots.
Nicolas Petit*, Dartmouth College
(1116571156) 
2:30 p.m.
Normal virtual link diagrams and double covers of twisted link diagrams.
Naoko Kamada*, Nagoya City University
(1116571007) 
3:00 p.m.
Red black Khovanov Homology for virtual knots.
Heather A Dye*, McKendree University
(111657493) 
3:30 p.m.
Rotational Virtual Links and Quantum Link Invariants.
Louis H Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1116571016)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part A
Making sense of calculus with mapping diagrams.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Martin Flashman, Humboldt State University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Number Theory and Cryptography, I
Room 606, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Matilde Lalin, University of Montreal
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii, Honolulu mmanes@math.hawaii.edu
Christelle Vincent, University of Vermont

1:00 p.m.
Some discrete log questions in ${\mathbb{Q}}$algebras.
Hendrik W. Lenstra, Universiteit Leiden
Alice Silverberg*, University of California, Irvine
(1116131453) 
1:30 p.m.
Constructing genus 2 curves over finite fields.
Kirsten Eisentraeger*, Penn State University
(111611762) 
2:00 p.m.
padic families of Eisenstein series and applications.
Ellen Eischen*, University of Oregon
(111611333) 
2:30 p.m.
Fourier coefficients of metaplectic Eisenstein series.
Reinier Broker*, Center for Communications Research
(111611197) 
3:00 p.m.
On the modularity of hyperelliptic curves of genus 2.
Jennifer M JohnsonLeung*, University of Idaho
Brooks Roberts, University of Idaho
(111611904) 
3:30 p.m.
Visualising the arithmetic of imaginary quadratic fields.
Katherine E Stange*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(111611936)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Parabolic Geometries, Twistor Theory, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence, III
Room 4C4, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathan Holland, University of Pittsburgh jonathan.e.holland@gmail.com
George Sparling, University of Pittsburgh
Daniela Mihai, Carnegie Mellon University

1:00 p.m.
On the structure of the null geodesics of spacetime.
George A. J. Sparling*, Laboratory of Axiomatics, University of Pittsburgh
(1116532733) 
2:00 p.m.
Null geodesics and the universal Teichmüller space.
Jonathan Holland*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1116532459) 
3:00 p.m.
Discussion.

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Problems in Geometry and Design of Materials, III
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Marta Lewicka, University of Pittsburgh lewicka@pitt.edu
Petronela Radu, University of Nebraska

1:00 p.m.
Multiscale and Coarse Graining Methods in Peridynamic Mechanics.
Stewart A Silling*, Sandia National Laboratories
(1116741878) 
2:00 p.m.
Nonlocal diffusion in composites.
Bacim Alali*, Kansas State University
(1116802232) 
2:30 p.m.
A fourthorder nonlocal operator and its connection with the local counterpart.
Petronela Radu, University of NebraskaLincoln
Daniel Toundykov, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jeremy Trageser*, The George Washington University
(1116351390) 
3:00 p.m.
On measurevalued solutions to compressible Euler and similar systems.
Piotr Gwiazda*, University of Warsaw
(1116351561) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A phase field model for Willmore's energy with topological constraint.
Patrick Dondl*, AlbertLudwigsUniversität Freiburg
Stephan Wojtowytsch, Durham University
(1116352415)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Representation Theory of Algebraic Groups
Rooms 307/308, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Daniel K. Nakano, University of Georgia nakano@math.uga.edu
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama

1:00 p.m.
Projective indecomposable $G_{(r)}$modules.
Paul Sobaje*, University of Georgia
(1116201640) 
1:30 p.m.
Exotic sheaves, parity sheaves and the MirkovićVilonen conjecture.
Carl Mautner*, University of California, Riverside
Simon Riche, Université Blaise Pascal  ClermontFerrand
(1116201059) 
2:00 p.m.
Localizing subcategories for modules of finite group schemes.
Julia Pevtsova*, University of Washington
Dave Benson, University of Aberdeen
Srikanth Iyengar, University of Utah
Henning Krause, University of Bielefeld
(1116201303) 
2:30 p.m.
Third cohomology for algebraic groups and Lie algebras.
Christopher P. Bendel*, University of WisconsinStout
Daniel K. Nakano, University of Georgia
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama
(111620844) 
3:00 p.m.
Equivalence of representation categories of various quantum and super quantum groups.
Zhaobing Fan, Dept of Mathematics, Kansas State University
Yiqiang Li, State University of New York at Buffalo
Zongzhu Lin*, Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University
(1116161654) 
3:30 p.m.
Extending Hecke Endomorphism Algebras.
Jie Du, University of New South Wales
Brian Parshall, The University of Virginia
Leonard Scott*, The University of Virginia
(1116201215)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Research by Postdocs of the Alliance for Diversity in Mathematics, II
Room 4C3, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Aloysius Helminck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Michael Young, Iowa State University, Ames myoung@iastate.edu

1:00 p.m.
From bee species aggregation to models of disease avoidance: The BenHur effect.
Kamuela E Yong*, University of Hawaii  West Oahu
Edgar Díaz Herrera, Instituto Nacional De Salud Pública
Carlos CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
(1116921442) 
1:30 p.m.
The optimal timing of reintroduction: The case of the endangered blackfooted ferret.
Kehinde Rilwan Salau*, University of Arizona
David W Shanafelt, Arizona State University
Richard T Melstrom, Oklahoma State University
(1116492225) 
2:00 p.m.
Modeling ovulatory dysfunction through mechanisms of reproductive hormone regulation.
Erica J. Graham*, Bryn Mawr College
James F. Selgrade, North Carolina State University
(1116921768) 
2:30 p.m.
On InvariantPreserving Finite Difference Schemes for The CamassaHolm Equation and the Two Component CamassaHolm System.
Hailiang Liu, Iowa State University
Terrance Pendleton*, Iowa State University
(1116651927) 
3:00 p.m.
Statistical validation of continuously structured population models for Daphnia magna.
Kevin B Flores*, North Carolina State University
(1116922383) 
3:30 p.m.
Random billiards and a thermally active Brownian particle.
Timothy Chumley*, Iowa State University
Scott Cook, Tarleton State University
Renato Feres, Washington University in St. Louis
(1116601832)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Models in Population Biology
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Dennis, University of Idaho, Moscow brian@uidaho.edu
Eddy Kwessi, Trinity University

1:00 p.m.
Allee effects and resilience in stochastic populations.
Brian Dennis*, University of Idaho
(1116922442) 
1:30 p.m.
A population biology interpretation of Bayesian Nonparametric Inference from Gene Genealogies.
José M. Ponciano*, University of Florida, Biology Department
(1116922490) 
2:00 p.m.
Establishment of sexual invaders: Insights from frequencydependent branching processes.
Sebastian J. Schreiber*, University of California, Davis
Mathieu Faure, AixMarseille School of Economics
(111692726) 
2:30 p.m.
Stochastic modified BevertonHolt model with Allee effect II: the CushingHenson conjecture.
Eddy Kwessi*, Trinity University
Laila Assas, King AbdulAziz University
Brian Dennis, University of Idaho
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University
(1116602729)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Surreal Numbers, I
Room 602, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Philip Ehrlich, Ohio University, Athens ehrlich@ohio.edu
Ovidiu Costin, Ohio State University, Columbus

1:00 p.m.
Transserial derivations on surreal numbers.
Alessandro Berarducci*, University of Pisa
Vincenzo Mantova, Scuola Normale Superiore
(1116031521) 
1:30 p.m.
Transserial derivations on surreal numbers.
Alessandro Berarducci, University of Pisa
Vincenzo Mantova*, Scuola Normale Superiore
(1116031522) 
2:00 p.m.
The surreals as a differential field.
Lou van den Dries*, University of Illinois
(111603696) 
2:30 p.m.
Integration on the Surreals: A Conjecture of Conway, Kruskal and Norton.
Ovidiu Costin, Mathematics Department/The Ohio State University
Philip Ehrlich*, Department of Philosophy/Ohio University
Harvey M. Friedman, Mathematics Department/The Ohio State University
(1116031208) 
3:00 p.m.
Integration on the Surreals: A Conjecture of Conway, Kruskal and Norton.
Ovidiu Costin*, The Ohio State University
Philip Ehrlich, Ohio University
Harvey M Friedman, The Ohio State University
(1116031281) 
3:30 p.m.
The History of the Surreal Numbers.
John H Conway*, Department of Mathematics/Princeton University
(1116011845)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Computation
Room 610, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University brenner@math.lsu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Algorithms for Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment.
Randall J LeVeque*, University of Washington
(1116861319) 
1:30 p.m.
Finite Element Methods for the Stochastic AllenCahn Equation with Gradienttype Multiplicative Noises.
Xiaobing Feng, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Yukun Li, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Yi Zhang*, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1116652106) 
2:00 p.m.
EnergyConserving Numerical Scheme for the PoissonNerstPlank Equations.
Julienne Kabre*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(111635518) 
2:30 p.m.
Adaptive BDDC methods for problems posed in $H(div)$.
DukSoon Oh*, Rutgers University
Olof B. Widlund, Courant Institute
Clark R. Dohrmann, Sandia National Laboratories
Stefano Zampini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
(1116651653) 
3:00 p.m.
A finite element method for highcontrast interface problems with error estimates independent of contrast.
Manuel A. SanchezUribe*, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
(1116652457) 
3:30 p.m.
Fast Structured Spectral Methods.
Jie Shen, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
Yingwei Wang*, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
Jianlin Xia, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
(11166526)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory: Structure and Symmetry, II
Room 204, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathan L. Gross, Columbia University
Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University ttucker@colgate.edu

1:00 p.m.
Combinatorial Conjectures that Imply Local LogConnectivity of Graph Genus Polynomials.
Jonathan L. Gross*, Columbia University
Toufik Mansour, University of Haifa
Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University
David G.L. Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology
(111605324) 
1:30 p.m.
The CLLC conjecture holds for cyclic permutations.
J L Gross, Columbia University
T Mansour, University of Haifa
T W Tucker, Colgate University
Guoliang Wang*, Beijing Institute of Technology
(1116051715) 
2:00 p.m.
Embedding distributions of the ringlike families of graphs.
Yichao Chen*, Hunan University, China
(1116052282) 
2:30 p.m.
The recursive structure of genus polynomials for linear families.
Thomas W Tucker*, Colgate University
Jonathan L Gross, Columbia University
Toufik Mansour, University of Haifa, Israel
(1116052112) 
3:00 p.m.
Algorithms and Obstructions for Graph Embedding.
Wendy Myrvold*, University of Victoria
(1116052677) 
3:30 p.m.
Practical computations in topological graph theory.
Michal Kotrbcik*, University of Southern Denmark
(1116052692)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, III
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Deborah Kent, Drake University

1:00 p.m.
The Contributions to Mathematics of Piet Hein.
Toke Knudsen*, State University of New York at Oneonta
(1116011637) 
1:30 p.m.
Medieval Mathematics in Three Languages.
Victor J. Katz*, University of the District of Columbia
(1116011326) 
2:00 p.m.
Francesco Maurolico and the problem of filling space with regular polyhedra (1529).
Veronica Gavagna*, Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno (Italy)
(1116011381) 
2:30 p.m.
Rheticus, Maurolico, and the Birth of the Secant Function.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Quest University
James Byrne, Quest University
(111601781) 
3:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of Thomas Harriot.
Janet L. Beery*, University of Redlands
(1116012431) 
3:30 p.m.
Discussion.

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Assessing Student Learning: Alternative Approaches, IV
Room 608, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
David Clark, Grand Valley State University clarkdav@gvsu.edu
Jane Butterfield, University of Victoria
Robert Campbell, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
Cassie Williams, James Madison University

1:00 p.m.
Eassessment and learning: the relationship between takehome and proctored assessment.
Filippo Posta*, Grand Canyon University
Jonah Beaumont, Grand Canyon University
(1116A5282) 
1:20 p.m.
Weekly writing: a labnotebook in calculus for nonmajors.
Sean M Laverty*, University of Central Oklahoma, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Brittany E Bannish, University of Central Oklahoma, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(1116A52644) 
1:40 p.m.
Have Students write memos (with a word limit but no limit on pictures) for each other to enhance their understanding of mathematical ideas and concepts.
Rob Eby*, Blinn College  Bryan Campus
(1116A51038) 
2:00 p.m.
Exploration of College Students' Learning through Writing in a Developmental Mathematics Course.
Soofia Malik*, University of Wyoming
(1116A5577) 
2:20 p.m.
Journaling to Assess Progress in Undergraduate Research.
William E. Gryc*, Muhlenberg College
(1116A5396) 
2:40 p.m.
Concept Maps as a Way to Assess Form and Quality of Student Understanding of Algebra Concepts.
Aaron Brakoniecki*, Boston University
(1116A5912)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Associative and Nonassociative Algebra and Rings, I
Chelan 4, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

1:00 p.m.
Free Inverse Semigroupoid and Their Inverse Subsemigroups.
Jon M Corson, University of Alabama
Veny Liu*, University of Alabama
(111655252) 
1:15 p.m.
FrobeniusSchur indicators for near group and HaagerupIzumi fusion categories.
Henry J. Tucker*, University of Southern California
(1116181807) 
1:30 p.m.
Twisted complexes and the homotopy limit of some cosimplicial dgcategories.
Jonathan Block, University of Pennsylvania
Julian Holstein, University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Zhaoting Wei*, Indiana University Bloomington
(1116182004) 
1:45 p.m.
A $q$deformation of Fock and Goncharov's canonical basis for moduli spaces of local systems on surfaces.
Dylan G.L. Allegretti*, Yale University
(111651807) 
2:00 p.m.
Implicit Equations and Rees Algebra.
Haohao Wang*, Southeast MO State University
(111613408) 
2:15 p.m.
Ultraproducts of tannakian categories.
Michael N Crumley*, The University of Findlay
(1116182888) 
2:30 p.m.
On Classification of Solvable Leibniz Algebras.
Ismail Demir*, North Carolina State University
(111617916) 
2:45 p.m.
Leibniz Algebras and Vertex Algebras.
Allison McAlister*, High Point University
(1116171918) 
3:00 p.m.
Permutation Orbifolds.
Nina Yu*, University of California at Riverside
(1116171905) 
3:15 p.m.
Elasticity in Arithmetic Congruence Monoids.
Paul Baginski*, Fairfield University
(1116132771) 
3:30 p.m.
Shifted twisted Yangians and finite $W$algebras.
Jonathan S Brown*, SUNY Oneonta
(1116172034) 
3:45 p.m.
Crossedproduct orders over valuation rings and the graphs of their cocycles.
John S. Kauta*, The University of the South Pacific
(111616164) 
4:00 p.m.
On Rings with some kinds of centrallyextended maps.
Najat Mohammed Muthana*, King Abdullaziz University
(111616500)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Bringing the Community into the College Mathematics Classroom
Room 620, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Ksenija SimicMuller, Pacific Lutheran University simicmka@plu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling in Service of Community or Teaching Without Answers in the Back of the Book.
Joanne C Caniglia*, Kent State University
(1116B135) 
1:20 p.m.
Collaboration with the Boston Children's Museum.
Emma Smith Zbarsky*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
(1116B11119) 
1:40 p.m.
Improving algebra skills of university students through participation in academic servicelearning.
Ekaterina Yurasovskaya*, Department of Mathematics, Seattle University
(1116B1341) 
2:00 p.m.
Connecting Quantitative Literacy to Financial Literacy in the Community.
Andrew J Miller*, Belmont University
(1116B12339)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, I
Room 605, Washington State Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Steiner systems, equiangular tight frames, and strongly regular graphs.
John D Jasper*, University of Cincinnati
Matthew Fickus, Air Force Institute of Technology
Dustin G Mixon, Air Force Institute of Technology
Jesse D Peterson, Air Force Institute of Technology
(1116422710) 
1:15 p.m.
Cut Structures in ZeroDivisor Graphs of Commutative Rings.
Michael Axtell, University of St. Thomas
Nicholas Baeth, University of Central Missouri
Joe Stickles*, Millikin University
(1116132599) 
1:30 p.m.
Partial coloring, vertex decomposability, and sequentially CohenMacaulay simplicial complexes.
Jennifer Biermann*, Mount Holyoke College
Christopher A. Francisco, Oklahoma State University
Huy Tài Hà, Tulane University
Adam Van Tuyl, McMaster University
(111613212) 
1:45 p.m.
Equitable Decompositions Using Automorphisms of Graphs.
Amanda Ellis Francis*, Brigham Young University
B Webb, Brigham Young Unversity
W Barrett, Brigham Young University
R Echols, Brigham Young University
D Sorenson, Brigham Young University
(1116152083) 
2:00 p.m.
Combinatorics of the $q,t$symmetry relation in Macdonald polynomials.
Maria Monks Gillespie*, UC Berkeley
(111605393) 
2:15 p.m.
Tighter bounds on the Energy of Ramanujan graphs.
Michelle R DeDeo*, Univ. of North Florida
(1116112024) 
2:30 p.m.
An Algebraic Formula for the KostkaFoulkes Polynomials.
Timothee William Bryan*, North Carolina State University
Naihuan Jing, North Carolina State University
(111605705) 
2:45 p.m.
A Lattice Path Interpretation of the Diamond Product.
N Bradley Fox*, Austin Peay State University
(111605741) 
3:00 p.m.
Lazy Cops and Robbers on Product Graphs.
Brendan W Sullivan*, Emmanuel College
Nikolas Townsend, Emmanuel College
Mikayla Werzanski, Emmanuel College
(1116051605) 
3:15 p.m.
An upper bound on the algebraic connectivity of outerplanar graphs.
Jason J Molitierno*, Sacred Heart University
(1116151062) 
3:30 p.m.
The minimum span of $L(2,1)$labelings of generalized flowers.
Nathaniel Karst, Babson College
Jessica Oehrlein*, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Denise Sakai Troxell, Babson College
Junjie Zhu, Stanford University
(111605277) 
3:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A new shellability proof of an old identity of Dixon.
Ruth Davidson, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
Augustine O'Keefe*, Connecticut College
Daniel Parry, University of Cologne
(111605211) 
4:00 p.m.
RogerRamanujan Type Identities and Restricted kColor FPartitions.
Dr. Meenakshi Rana*, Thapar University, Punjab, India
(111605261)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics Practices and Content: The Role of Math Departments in Preparing Math Education Candidates for New Assessments
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
William Martin, North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Karen Morgan, New Jersey City University
Gulden Karakok, University of Northern Colorado
James A. Mendoza Epperson, University of TexasArlington

1:00 p.m.
Rethinking the Undergraduate Curriculum for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Using Mathematical Modeling Modules to Address Common Core Standards.
Cynthia Oropesa Anhalt*, The University of Arizona
Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University
(1116C1423) 
1:20 p.m.
The Challenges of implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics: A survey analysis.
Xiaofen Zhang*, Indiana State University
(1116C1784) 
1:40 p.m.
Collaborative Effort to Address the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics In a Middle School Mathematics Teacher Certification Program.
Ruthmae Sears*, University of South Florida
Fernando Burgos, University of South Florida
(1116C12398) 
2:00 p.m.
How Mathematics Departments and Schools of Education must collaborate to prepare future teachers for the new certification assessments and for successfully teaching Common Core State Standards.
Betty C Rogers*, Piedmont College
(1116C12969) 
2:20 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Reconsidering the role of a university math department in the local community of teachers.
Greisy WinickiLandman*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics  Cal Poly Pomona
(1116C1359) 
2:40 p.m.
A report from the field: CCSS, PARCC and higher education.
J. D. Berg*, Fitchburg State University
(1116C11731) 
3:00 p.m.
The Cycle: Changing the Culture in K12 Classrooms.
Kimberly R Elce*, CSU Sacramento
(1116C12141) 
3:20 p.m.
Contextualizing CCSSM in Geometry Course: Innovative Approach, Effectiveness of Fundamental Changes.
Tetyana Berezovski*, Associate Professor/Department of Mathematics, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia
(1116C11796) 
3:40 p.m.
Teacher Candidates Discover the Power of CCSS Mathematical Practices.
Mark D Oursland*, Central Washington University
(1116C11201) 
4:00 p.m.
Comparing Warren Colburn's 1825 Text, First Lessons in Arithmetic, with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.
Crystal Sue Montana*, New Mexico State University
(1116C11172)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Targeted Solutions in Teaching Introductory Statistics, II
Yakima 1, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University plock@stlawu.edu
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Sue Schou, Idaho State University

1:00 p.m.
Using Targeted Fun in College Introductory Statistics to Decrease Anxiety and Increase Learning: Research, Resources, and Recommendations.
Lawrence M. Lesser*, The University of Texas at El Paso
John J. Weber III, Georgia Perimeter College
Dennis K. Pearl, Pennsylvania State University
(1116H51335) 
1:20 p.m.
Updating the GAISE College Report.
Robin H Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(1116H52036) 
1:40 p.m.
Readin', Writin', and Calculatin': Our Intro Stats Course Foci.
Timothy Kelly, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Larry Edward Knop*, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Chinthaka Kuruwita, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
(1116H52529) 
2:00 p.m.
Introductory Statistics in a ScaleUp Classroom.
Beverly M Reed*, Kent State University
(1116H52869) 
2:20 p.m.
A "Hybrid Flipped" Introduction to Biostatistics to Promote ResearchLike Experiences.
Rodney X. Sturdivant*, The Ohio State University
Rebecca R. Andridge, The Ohio State University
(1116H5933) 
2:40 p.m.
Undergraduate Students Can Do Original Mathematical Research.
Stanley Rothman*, Quinnipiac University Hamden Ct. 06518
(1116H5142) 
3:00 p.m.
From Conjecture to Conclusion: Achieving student engagement through an emphasis on the power and limitations of statistical ways of knowing.
Troy Riggs*, Union University
(1116H51321) 
3:20 p.m.
Students' Conceptual Understanding of Variability throughout an Introductory Statistics Course.
Rachel M Chaphalkar*, University of Wisconsin  Whitewater
(1116H52737) 
3:40 p.m.
Effects of Supplemental Instruction on Student Achievement in an Introductory Statistics Course.
Emily D Baum*, Georgia College & State University
Brandon L Samples, Georgia College & State University
(1116H52443) 
4:00 p.m.
Language in the Statistics Classroom: When the Problem Isn't Just the Math.
Jon Pierre Fortney*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Zayed University
Liane Sandrey, Academic Bridge Program, Zayed University
(1116H51015)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Teaching and Learning, I
Room 619, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Katz, Augustana College BrianKatz@augustana.edu
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

1:00 p.m.
Secondary School Mathematics without a Textbook.
Aviva A. Halani*, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Thomas D. Seidenberg, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
(1116J51168) 
1:20 p.m.
Introducing InquiryBased Mathematics Learning Materials into South African Public Schools.
Sarah Wolff*, Denison University
(1116J51957) 
1:40 p.m.
A New Method to develop the LogicalMathematical Intelligence for solving the Mathematical problems.
Daoud Salman*, E. I. B International School of ParisFrance
(1116J51261) 
2:00 p.m.
Inquirybased approach to teaching an introduction to proving course.
Shiv Smith Karunakaran*, Washington State University
Abigail L Higgins, Washington State University
(1116J51149) 
2:20 p.m.
Constructing a Growth Mindset Environment: Using Psychological Interventions to Support IBL Pedagogies.
Benjamin Braun*, University of Kentucky
(1116J5300) 
2:40 p.m.
Introducing IBL to Future Elementary Teachers and Others in a Geometrical Explorations Course.
Teresa D Magnus*, Rivier University
(1116J52600) 
3:00 p.m.
From Patterns to Proof: Using InquiryBased Learning to Turn Elementary School Classrooms into Communities of Mathematicians.
Reva Kasman*, Salem State University
(1116J5190) 
3:20 p.m.
An Active STEM Prep Curriculum.
Frank Savina, The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Stuart Boersma*, Central Washington University
Rebecca Hartzler, Seattle Central College
(1116J51886) 
3:40 p.m.
Developing Elementary Teachers' Pedagogical Knowledge through Improving their Math Content knowledge.
Ali S Shaqlaih*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(1116J52508) 
4:00 p.m.
InquiryBased Activities for Linear Algebra.
Steven Schlicker*, Grand Valley State University
Feryal Alayont, Grand Valley State University
(1116J51288)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Algebra, I
Room 212, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:00 p.m.
When are finite projective planes magic?
David A Nash*, Le Moyne College
Jonathan Needleman, Le Moyne College
(1116VA1891) 
1:15 p.m.
Monotone Catenary Degree In Numerical Monoids.
Jenna Nicole Zomback, SUNY Geneseo
Cameron Wright*, Carleton College
Daniel Gonzalez, Florida International University
(1116VA2577) 
1:30 p.m.
On Factorable Rings.
Andrew J. Hetzel*, Tennessee Tech University
Ashley M. Lawson, University of Kentucky
(1116VA1037) 
1:45 p.m.
I*J=K.
James Joe McCarry*, Laredo Community College
(1116VA1192) 
2:00 p.m.
Initial Ideals of Phylogenetic Secant Ideals.
Colby Long*, North Carolina State University
(1116VA1276) 
2:15 p.m.
The word problem for positively presented semigroups and inverse semigroups.
Muhammad Inam*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116VA1387) 
2:30 p.m.
An upper bound for absolute length of Coxeter group elements.
Brian Drake*, Grand Valley State University
Evan Peters, Grand Valley State University
(1116VA1418) 
2:45 p.m.
Involution Posets of NonCrystallographic Coxeter Groups.
Abigail C Bishop*, Iona College
(1116VA1539) 
3:00 p.m.
Ascending chain condition in composite Hurwitz rings.
Dong Kyu Kim*, Kyungpook Nationl University
Jung Wook Lim, Kyungpook National University
(1116VA1697) 
3:15 p.m.
Invariant Forms on Minuscule Representations.
Erica Shannon*, University of Colorado Boulder
(1116VA1829) 
3:30 p.m.
Cideals, Cartan subalgebras, and the coveringavoidance property in Leibniz algebras.
Bethany Turner*, North Carolina State University
(1116VA1899) 
3:45 p.m.
Submonoids of the Formal Power Series.
Furuzan Ozbek*, Auburn University
Edgar Enochs, University of Kentucky
Overtoun Jenda, Auburn University
(1116VA1933)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Analysis, I
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:00 p.m.
Quasiconformal Mappings and Equilateral Triangles.
Colleen Ackermann*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Peter Haïssinsky, Université de Provence
Aimo Hinkkanen, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1116VB1089) 
1:15 p.m.
Evolution Semigroups for WellPosed, NonAutonomous Evolution Families.
Austin Scirratt*, Louisiana State University
Ladorian Latin, Franklin University
Frank Neubrander, Louisiana State University
(1116VB1091) 
1:30 p.m.
Orbital stability of standingwave solutions to the nonlinear Schroedinger equation in dimension one.
Daniele Garrisi*, Inha University
(1116VB1483) 
1:45 p.m.
Property (wL) and the Reciprocal DunfordPettis Property in projective tensor products.
Ioana Ghenciu*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
(1116VB1609) 
2:00 p.m.
Simple connectivity and the chaotic behavior of operators on a space of harmonic functions.
Leonardo Pinheiro*, Rhode Island College
Gokul Kadel, Cameron University
Kit Chan, Bowling Green State University
(1116VB1613) 
2:15 p.m.
Chaotic Differentiation Operators and Simple Connectivity.
Gokul R Kadel*, Cameron University
(1116VB1708) 
2:30 p.m.
A radial uniqueness theorem in higher dimensions.
Michael C. Fulkerson*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1116VB1793) 
2:45 p.m.
On a First Order Rational System of Difference Equations with NonConstant Coefficients.
Yevgeniy Kostrov*, Xavier University of Louisiana
Zachary Kudlak, Monmouth University
(1116VB2343) 
3:00 p.m.
Chaos in a Wider Context.
C. P. Money*, University of Louisville
(1116VB2045)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics, II
Room 618, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Research in Mathematical Biology with limited Faculty, Students, and Resources.
James A. Vance*, The University of Virginia's College at Wise
(1116VH162) 
1:15 p.m.
Strategies for teaching cryptography.
Javad Namazi*, Fairleigh Dickinson University
(1116VH2735) 
1:30 p.m.
Unsteady boundarylayer flow of nanofluid over a flat plate.
Anilkumar Devarapu*, Albany State University
Zephyrinus C Okonkwo, Albany State University
Marrisa Merrell, Albany State University
(1116VH2925) 
1:45 p.m.
Enzyme diffusion through a degrading blood clot.
Brittany Bannish*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1116VH533) 
2:00 p.m.
Using Mathematics to Aid in the Registration of Robotic Systems.
Mili I Shah*, Loyola University Maryland
(1116VH722) 
2:15 p.m.
Protein Adsorption in Porous Membranes.
Anastasia Bridner Wilson*, Clemson University
(1116VH805) 
2:30 p.m.
A Sparse Coding Model of the Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus.
William Severa*, Sandia National Laboratories
James Bradley Aimone, Sandia National Laboratories
Ojas Parekh, Sandia National Laboratories
(1116VH958)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics and Technology
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:00 p.m.
STEM Apprentices in the Modern Classroom: Using Technology to Bring Ancient Teaching Techniques into the Modern World.
Heather Pierce*, Emmanuel College
(1116VK2092) 
1:15 p.m.
Updating the WeBWorK Problem Library.
Jeff Holt*, University of Virginia
John Jones, Arizona State University
(1116VK1339) 
1:30 p.m.
A OneToOne iPad Initiative in Precalculus.
Caitlin Phifer*, Merrimack College
(1116VK1774) 
1:45 p.m.
Goals and Conflicts in a ComputerCentered Mathematics Class.
Geillan Dahab Aly*, University of Arizona
(1116VK1876) 
2:00 p.m.
Using technology to foster large scale undergraduate research collaborations.
Jason Parsley, Wake Forest University
Joseph Rusinko*, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
(1116VK2267) 
2:15 p.m.
Multiple geometry views in GeoGebra through the calculus sequence.
Edward D. Kim*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1116VK2400) 
2:30 p.m.
A LaTeX package to generate Moodle quizzes: moodle.sty.
Anders O.F. Hendrickson*, Saint Norbert College
(1116VK2408) 
2:45 p.m.
Using technology to enhance student learning in general education mathematics courses.
Petre I Ghenciu*, University of WisconsinStout
Alexandru G Atim, Benedict College
(1116VK2564) 
3:00 p.m.
Animations! Riemann Surfaces and Interactive Computer Animations.
Paul R McCreary*, The Evergreen State College  Tacoma
(1116VK2744) 
3:15 p.m.
Promote communication with students by using a text phone in a multi variable calculus classroom.
Myungchul Kim*, Suffolk County Community College
(1116VK771)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Modeling and Applications, II
Room 214, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:00 p.m.
Using Modeling and a Community Based Participatory Research Strategy to Stop the Spread of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa.
Molly Monk*, Simpson College
Teig Loge, Simpson College
Park Ellis Mikels, Simpson College
Maggie Long, Simpson College
(1116VM1614) 
1:15 p.m.
Impact of kidney structural architecture on oxygen transport: A mathematical model.
Brendan C. Fry*, University of Colorado Boulder
(1116VM1623) 
1:30 p.m.
Modeling Adsorption Kinetics (Bioremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Water).
Chris McCarthy*, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
(1116VM1676) 
1:45 p.m.
Modeling Effects of Regulatory T Cells in Antitumor Laser Immunotherapy.
Bryan A Dawkins*, University of Central Oklahoma
Sean M Laverty, University of Central Oklahoma
(1116VM1701) 
2:00 p.m.
A central pattern generatordriven integrative multiscale model of lamprey locomotion with sensory feedback.
Christina L. Hamlet*, Tulane University
Eric D. Tytell, Tufts University
Lisa J. Fauci, Tulane University
(1116VM1748) 
2:15 p.m.
Dynamics of Vectorborne Relapsing Diseases.
Cody A Palmer*, Univeristy of Montana, Missoula
(1116VM1819) 
2:30 p.m.
DispersalInduced Global Extinction in TwoPatch Model under the Allee Effect.
Margaret Elizabeth Swift*, The College of William & Mary
Leah Shaw, The College of William & Mary
Junping Shi, The College of William & Mary
(1116VM2000) 
2:45 p.m.
An Extensible Mathematical Model of Glucose Metabolism.
Caleb L Adams*, Radford University
(1116VM1861) 
3:00 p.m.
Modeling in vitro studies of anthrax spore and macrophage interactions.
Megan O Powell*, University of St. Francis
(1116VM1951) 
3:15 p.m.
ShortTerm vs LongTerm Strategy in the Game of Monopoly.
Mitchell Eithun, Ripon College
McKenzie Lamb*, Ripon College
Andrea Young, Ripon College
(1116VM1956)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Probability and Statistics, II
Room 213, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:00 p.m.
Almost periodic random sequences in probability.
Paul H Bezandry*, Howard University
(1116VP1744) 
1:15 p.m.
An extended Lindley Poisson distribution with applications.
Mavis Pararai*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Broderick Olusegun Oluyede, Georgia Southern University
Gayan Warahena Liyanage, Central Michigan University
(1116VP1756) 
1:30 p.m.
Avoidance Coupling of Simple Random Walks: Graph Conditions.
Ewa J Infeld*, Dartmouth College
(1116VP1900) 
1:45 p.m.
A Comparative Study of Structural Equation Models vs. Alternative Models for Multivariate Longitudinal Data.
Budhinath Padhy*, University of Hartford
Gemechis Djira, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
(1116VP1972) 
2:00 p.m.
Statistical analysis of a casecontrol Statistical Analysis of a CaseControl Alzheimer's Disease: a Retrospective Approach with Sucient Dimension Reduction.
Rebecca Rachan*, North Central College
Subodh Selukar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Trevor Adriaanse, Bucknell University
Meshach Hopkins, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(1116VP2065) 
2:15 p.m.
Using simulation to understand the Central Limit Theorem for Proportion.
Ann E Moskol*, Rhode Island College
(1116VP2070) 
2:30 p.m.
Probabilistic Analysis of Polyovulation.
Tiffany N. Kolba*, Valparaiso University
(1116VP2103) 
2:45 p.m.
Mixing Times for Markov Chains on Lattices via Weak Limits.
Mathew Titus*, Oregon State University
(1116VP2150) 
3:00 p.m.
A Statistical Study to determine the criteria for winning in Mixed Martial Arts for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Victor Villalpando*, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(1116VP2176) 
3:15 p.m.
AgeSpecific Variations in Cancer Mortality rates: A Functional Data Approach.
Keshav Pokhrel*, University of MichiganDearborn
Chris Tsokos, University of South Florida
(1116VP2277) 
3:30 p.m.
Bootstrapping Time Series Models.
Mosisa G Aga*, Auburn University Montgomery
(1116VP2311) 
3:45 p.m.
Adaptations to curvature based denoising.
James Matuk*, Duquense University
(1116VP2315)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, III
Skagit 1, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center

1:00 p.m.
Surviving through California's drought.
Nikhil S Ladva*, Cal Poly Pomona
Rex Woon, Cal Poly Pomona
Jesus Navarro, Cal Poly Pomona
Alex Nguyen, Cal Poly Pomona
(1116922850) 
1:15 p.m.
Vectorborne diseases model with residence time  a Lagrangian perspective.
Derdei Bichara*, Arizona State University
Carlos CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
(1116582645) 
1:30 p.m.
Real and Idealized Simulations of Tropical Cyclone Dynamics: The Impact of Environmental Flow.
Joey A Cimochowski*, Arizona State University
(1116762617) 
1:45 p.m.
Identifying Dysentery Vaccine Targets with a Clinically Parameterized Mathematical Model of Shigella Immunity.
Courtney L Davis*, Pepperdine University
(1116921206) 
2:00 p.m.
Effect of Delayed Dispersal in an Infectious Disease Model of a Large Metapopulation.
Patrick Davis*, Central Michigan University
(1116921759) 
2:15 p.m.
Numerical Solutions of the Barotropic NonDivergent Vorticity Equation in the Presence of Tropical Cyclones.
Brandon Hoogstra*, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Maher Achour, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Joey Cimochowski, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Ché Ortega, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
(1116762643) 
2:30 p.m.
An HIV model with agestructured latently infected cells.
Areej M. Alshorman*, Oakland University, MI
Chathuri Samarasinghe, Oakland University, MI
Wenlian Lu, Fudan University, China
Libin Rong, Oakland University, MI
(111692709) 
2:45 p.m.
Inhomogeneous logistic equation and the Newton diagram.
Faina S Berezovskaya*, Howard University, Washington DC
Georgiy P Karev, National Center for biotechnological information, National Institute of Health
(1116341630) 
3:00 p.m.
Towards a Better Image: The Hyperspectral Diffuse Optical Tomography Inverse Problem.
Rachel Grotheer*, Clemson University
(111635998) 
3:15 p.m.
Vegetative rhombic pattern formation driven by root suction for an interactiondiffusion plantground water model system in an arid flat environment.
David J Wollkind*, Washington State University
Inthira Chaiya, Mahidol University
Richard A Cangelosi, Gonzaga University
Bonni J KealyDichone, Gonzaga University
Chontita Rattanakul, Mahidol University
(11169229) 
3:30 p.m.
A Spatiotemporal Stochastic Model for Tropical Precipitation and Water Vapor Dynamics.
Scott Hottovy*, University of WisconsinMadison
Samuel N. Stechmann, University of WisconsinMadison
(1116921139) 
3:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: The influence of surfactant on the stability of a liquid bilayer inside a rigid tube.
Yuanyuan Song*, University of Alabama
David Halpern, University of Alabama
James Grotberg, University of Michigan
(1116352517) 
4:00 p.m.
Multiscale asymptotics for atmospheric waves and precipitation.
Shengqian Chen*, University of Wisconsin at Madison
S. N. Stechmann, University of Wisconsin at Madison
A. J. Majda, New York University
(1116761328)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, III
Chelan 5, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

1:00 p.m.
ArtinSchreier Curves and Orbits of $n$sets under $PGL _2(k)$.
Anne M. Ho*, Coastal Carolina University
(111611928) 
1:15 p.m.
Average Results on the Order of $a$ modulo $p$.
Sungjin Kim*, University of California Los Angeles
(1116111030) 
1:30 p.m.
Congruences for diagonals of rational power series.
Eric Rowland*, University of Liege
Reem Yassawi, Trent University
(111611451) 
1:45 p.m.
A modified Selberg's lower bound sieve and its applications.
PinHung Kao*, Central Michigan University
(1116112076) 
2:00 p.m.
Elliptic Curve Variants of the Least Quadratic Nonresidue Problem and Linnik's Theorem.
Ashvin Anand Swaminathan*, Harvard College
Evan Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter S. Park, Princeton University
(111611360) 
2:15 p.m.
On A Simple Recurrence In the Accelerated $3x+1$ MinimumInverse Problem.
Andrey Rukhin*, Naval Surface Warfare Center  Dahlgren Division
(111611670) 
2:30 p.m.
Positivity of Constants Related to Elliptic Curves.
Sungjin Kim*, University of California Los Angeles
(1116111) 
2:45 p.m.
Realizable Classes and Embedding Problems.
Cindy Tsang*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1116112) 
3:00 p.m.
Idempotents in SkewConstacyclic Codes.
Neville Fogarty*, University of Kentucky
(111612634) 
3:15 p.m.
Images of Galois representations associated to Hida families.
Jaclyn A Lang*, University of California, Los Angeles
(1116111067) 
3:30 p.m.
Arithmetic of algebraic tori.
Saikat Biswas*, Arizona State University
(111611374) 
3:45 p.m.
Resolving Grosswald's Conjecture on GRH.
Kevin McGown*, California State University, Chico
Enrique Treviño, Lake Forest College
Tim Trudgian, Mathematical Sciences Institute, The Australian National University
(111611397)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, I
Room 615, Washington State Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Numerical Results for Linear Caputo Fractional Differential Equations with Variable Coefficients and Applications.
Bhuvaneswari Sambandham*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(111634316) 
1:15 p.m.
A Residual Based A Posteriori Error Estimation in $hp$adaptive FEM for the Stokes Equations.
Arezou Ghesmati*, Texas A&M University
Bruno Turcksin, Texas A&M University
Wolfgang Bangerth, Texas A&M University
(111665180) 
1:30 p.m.
Modeling the Effects of Sound in Chemical Reactions.
Jeffrey K Landgren*, University of Iowa Mathematics Department
Gerhard Strohmer, University of Iowa Mathematics Department
(1116762129) 
1:45 p.m.
WellBalanced Central Upwind Schemes for the Euler Equations with Gravity.
Şeyma N Özcan*, North Carolina State University
Alina Chertock, North Carolina State University
Shumo Cui, Temple University
Alexander Kurganov, Tulane University
Eitan Tadmor, Center of Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of Maryland, College Park
(1116652540) 
2:00 p.m.
A LockingFree Weak Galerkin Finite Element Method for Elasticity Problems in the Primal Formulation.
Chunmei Wang*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(111665245) 
2:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Numerical solutions of higher order eigenvalue problems.
Md. Shafiqul Islam*, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
(111665321) 
2:30 p.m.
Nonconforming Immersed Finite Element Methods for Interface Problems.
Xu Zhang*, Purdue University
(111665384) 
2:45 p.m.
A posteriori error estimation for a cut cell method with uncertain interface location.
J. B. Collins*, West Texas A&M University
Don Estep, Colorado State University
Simon Tavener, Colorado State University
(111665251) 
3:00 p.m.
Guaranteed Local Adaptive Interpolation.
Yuhan Ding, Illinois Institute of Technology
SouCheng T Choi, U Chicago NORC and Illinois Institute of Technology
Fred J Hickernell*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1116651620) 
3:15 p.m.
A timesplitting scheme for nonhydrostatic atmospheric models.
Andrei Bourchtein*, Pelotas State University, Brazil
Ludmila Bourchtein, Pelotas State University, Brazil
(111665481) 
3:30 p.m.
A New Method for Solving the Obstacle Problem.
Joseph Eichholz*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(111665749) 
3:45 p.m.
Analysis of the SelfConsistent IMEX Method for Tightly Coupled Nonlinear Systems.
Samet Y Kadioglu*, Idaho National Laboratory
(111665874)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, and Statistics, II
Room 616, Washington State Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Covariance structure of timechanged fractional Brownian motion.
Jebessa B Mijena*, Georgia College & State University
(1116602051) 
1:15 p.m.
A comparison of stochastic differential equation models in population biology.
Don G Wilathgamuwa*, Montana State University Billings
(1116602138) 
1:30 p.m.
Grounding Algorithms in Principled Mathematics: A Perspective from Industry.
Jim Ferry*, Metron, Inc.
(1116602393) 
1:45 p.m.
Discrete Time Random Walks and $p$Adic Brownian Motion.
David Eric Weisbart*, University of California, Riverside
Erik Bakken, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(1116602726) 
2:00 p.m.
A lower bound for the difference between the bond percolation thresholds of the cubic and facecentered cubic lattices.
John C. Wierman*, Johns Hopkins University
(111660442) 
2:15 p.m.
Estimating parameters for the spatial OrnsteinUhlenbeck process with missing observations.
Sami Cheong*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(1116621356) 
2:30 p.m.
Stochastic VectorHost Epidemic Model with direct transmission.
Dawit Befekadu Denu*, PhD student at Auburn University
(1116602951) 
2:45 p.m.
Analysis of KCSE performance in Nakuru county: A generalized estimating equations approach.
Elvis Karanja Muchene*, University of Nairobi
(11166283) 
3:00 p.m.
Spectral graph methods for inference on attributed graphs.
David J Marchette*, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
(1116621121)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, Game Shows, and Gambling, II
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul R. Coe, Dominican University coepaul@dom.edu
Sara B. Quinn, Dominican University
Marioni Weedermann, Dominican University

1:00 p.m.
Chuteless and Ladderless.
Darren Glass, Gettysburg College
S K Lucas, James Madison University
Jonathan Needleman*, Le Moyne College
(1116Q11984) 
1:20 p.m.
Mathematics in the Settlers of Catan.
Susanna Molitoris Miller*, Kennesaw State University
Brian G. Kronenthal, Kutztown University
Jathan W. Austin, Salisbury University
Jonathon A. Miller, Kennesaw State University
(1116Q1407) 
1:40 p.m.
Cops and Robbers meets Chess.
Brendan W Sullivan*, Emmanuel College
Nikolas Townsend, Emmanuel College
Mikayla Werzanski, Emmanuel College
(1116Q11632) 
2:00 p.m.
Grime Dice and the Archbishop.
Ward Heilman*, Bridgewater State University
Leonard Sprague, Bridgewater State University
Nicholas Pasciuto, Bridgewater State University
(1116Q11904) 
2:20 p.m.
Confused Electrician Games.
Tom Edgar*, Pacific Lutheran University
Jessica Sklar, Pacific Lutheran University
(1116Q11160) 
2:40 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Discussion on some combinatorial problems in "2048" Game.
Tong Liu*, Tsinghua University
(1116Q12278) 
3:00 p.m.
Fibonacci over Lucas; Lucas over Five Fibonacci  Winning Probabilities in a Game of Chance.
Bruce Torrence*, RandolphMacon College
(1116Q1304) 
3:20 p.m.
Knights and Knaves in the Classroom.
Oscar Levin*, University of Northern Colorado
(1116Q11955) 
3:40 p.m.
On Prisoners, Hats, and Sperner Labelings.
Deborah E. Seacrest*, University of Montana Western
Tyler P. Seacrest, University of Montana Western
(1116Q11363) 
4:00 p.m.
What is left after everything is removed? Unexpected results from infinite processes.
Aaron Montgomery*, Central Washington University
(1116Q1951)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, II
Tahoma 2, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Karen A. Keene, North Carolina State University Karen_keene@ncsu.edu

1:00 p.m.
An investigation into learning about integrals as participation in different professional communities.
William L Hall*, North Carolina State University
(1116Q52384) 
1:20 p.m.
The State of Student Understanding in Introductory Group Theory: Results from the Group Concept Inventory.
Kathleen Melhuish*, Teachers Development Group
(1116Q5532) 
1:40 p.m.
Gender, switching, and student perceptions of Calculus I.
Jessica Ellis, Colorado State University
Rebecca Cooper*, Colorado State University
(1116Q5421) 
2:00 p.m.
Graphing habits and students' thinking about graphs emergently.
Kevin C. Moore*, University of Georgia
(1116Q591) 
2:20 p.m.
An investigation of student resources for function and rate of change in differential equations.
George Kuster*, Virginia Tech
(1116Q62748) 
2:40 p.m.
Teachers' meanings for function notation in U.S.A. and Korea.
Hyunkyoung Yoon*, Arizona State University
Patrick W Thompson, Arizona State University
(1116Q62736) 
3:00 p.m.
The Transition to Proof in Collegiate Mathematics: Examining A Hybrid Lecture/Laboratory Approach at a Large Public Research University.
Mariana Levin*, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
John P. Smith III, College of Education, Michigan State University
Aaron Levin, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University
V. Rani Satyam, Program in Mathematics Education, Michigan State University
Younggon Bae, Program in Mathematics Education, Michigan State University
(1116Q62674) 
3:20 p.m.
Realizations of the Derivative in Three Widely Used Calculus Textbooks.
Jungeun Park*, University of Delaware
(1116Q62470) 
3:40 p.m.
An Analysis of Undergraduate Students' Mathematical Foresight.
Wes Maciejewski*, The University of Auckland
Bill Barton, The University of Auckland
(1116Q62247)

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on K8 Applied Mathematics Outreach Activities
Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College levy@g.hmc.edu
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee

1:00 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling in Elementary Grades: Outreach activities from the IMMERSION program.
Rachel Levy*, Harvey Mudd College
(111697581) 
1:35 p.m.
NIMBIoS activities connecting math and science in middle school.
Suzanne Lenhart*, U of Tennessee and NIMBioS
Kelly Sturner, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
Virginia Parkman, U of Tennessee and NIMBioS
(1116921361) 
2:10 p.m.
"Energizing Students" a STEM program targeted toward Hispanic middle school students.
Elizabeth (Betsy) G Yanik*, Emporia State University
(1116971592) 
2:45 p.m.
Integrated Math and Physics with Roller Coaster Design for Middle School Students.
Katie R Fowler*, Clarkson University
(111697567) 
3:20 p.m.
Quantitative Lying: data literacy and applied mathematics.
Katherine Socha*, Park School of Baltimore
(1116971516) 
3:50 p.m.
Discussion: Outreach ideas from the audience

1:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Interdisciplinary modeling experiences for undergraduates.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Amanda Beecher, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Chris Arney, United States Military Academy
Panelists:
Heidi Berger, Simpson College
Jessica Libertini, Virginia Military Institute
Gary Olson, Universiry of Colorado Denver
Robert Wooster, College of Wooster 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on Professional Development Panel Discussion
Midcareer faculty: Charting the next half of your career.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jenna P. Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University
Panelists:
Jonathan K. Hodge, Grand Valley State University
Judith Covington, Louisiana State University at Shreveport
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin and Marshall College
Brigitte Lahme, Sonoma State University
Ronald Taylor, Berry College 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
What is a Mathematics PhD?
Skagit 2, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Moderators:
Jesus De Loera, University of CaliforniaDavis
Panelists:
Tara Holm, Cornell University
Phil Kutzko, University of Iowa
Richard Laugese, University of Illinois
Richard McGehee, University of Minnesota
William Velez, University of Arizona 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Joint Committee on Women Panel Discussion
Success in graduate school (and the rest of your life).
Room 611, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Magnhild Lien, California State University, Northridge
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California at Berkeley
Panelists:
Sara Billey, University of Washington, Seattle
Anastasia Chavez, University of California at Berkeley
Courtney Gibbons, Hamilton College
Abbe Herzig, SUNY at Albany
Candice Price, Sam Houston State University
Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)Reunion
Room 3B, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Project NExT Lecture on Teaching
Ballroom 6A, Washington State Convention Center

2:00 p.m.
Studying mathematics learning and improving mathematics teaching: building careers of integrated scholarship and practice.
Joan FerriniMundy*, National Science Foundation
(1116A02993)

2:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Hall 4F, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jon Scott, Montgomery College Jon.Scott@montgomerycollege.edu

2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: DataDriven Applications Inspiring UpperDivision Mathematics.
Heather Moon*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Tom Asaki, Washington State University
Chris Camfield, Hendrix College
Marie Snipes, Kenyon College 
2:00 p.m.
Native Americanbased Mathematics Materials for Integration into Undergraduate Courses.
Charles Funkhouser*, California State University Fullerton
Harriet C. Edwards, California State University Fullerton
Miles Pfahl, Turtle Mountain Community College 
2:00 p.m.
STEM Real World Applications of Mathematics.
Darren A. Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Joy Lind, University of Sioux Falls 
2:00 p.m.
Transforming Linear Algebra Education with GeoGebra Applets.
James D. Factor*, Alverno College
Susan Pustejovsky, Alverno College 
2:00 p.m.
WeBWorK: Improving Student Success in Mathematics.
John Travis*, Mississippi College
Arnold Pizer, University of Rochester
Michael Gage, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester
J. Michael Pearson, MAA
Linda Brady, MAA 
2:00 p.m.
Progress through Calculus.
David Bressoud*, Macalester College
Jess Ellis, Colorado State University
Sean Larsen, Portland State University
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University 
2:00 p.m.
A Common Vision for the Undergraduate Mathematics Program in 2025.
Karen Saxe*, Macalester College
Linda Brady, MAA 
2:00 p.m.
NJ Partnership for Excellence in Middle School Mathematics.
Amy Cohen*, Rutgers University
Michael Weingart, Rutgers University
Mike Beals, Rutgers University
Joan Bennett, Rutgers University
Carolyn Maher, Rutgers University
John Coleman, Toms River Schools 
2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Maplets for Calculus.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
Douglas B. . Meade, University of South Carolina
Matthew Barry, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Don Van Huyck, Texas A&M University
Dmitriy Shatalov, Texas A&M University
Parth Sarin, A&M Consolidated High School
Michael Sprintson, A&M Consolidated High School 
2:00 p.m.
Progress report on the effectiveness of a summer STEM enrichment program for college freshmen at a liberal arts college.
Maria Siopsis*, Maryville College
Angelia Gibson, Maryville College 
2:00 p.m.
EAGER: Understanding and Improving Collegiate Persistence and STEM Opportunities for Developmental Mathematics Students.
Edgar Fuller*, West Virginia University
Jessica Deshler, West Virginia University
Marcela Mera Trujillo, West Virginia University 
2:00 p.m.
Second SIAMNSF Workshop: Modeling Across the Curriculum.
Peter Turner*, Clarkson University
James Crowley, SIAM 
2:00 p.m.
Supporting Pedagogical Innovation for a Generation of Transformation via InquiryBased Learning in Mathematics (SPIGOT).
Stan Yoshinobu*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carol Schumacher, Kenyon College
Matthew Jones, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Sandra L. Laursen, University of Colorado 
2:00 p.m.
Motivating FirstYear Calculus with Robotics.
Jason Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Harrison Chapman, University of Georgia 
2:00 p.m.
Recruiting STEM Majors into Teacher Education: URI's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
Ed Lamagna*, University of Rhode Island
Anne M. Seitsinger, University of Rhode Island
David Byrd, University of Rhode Island
Cornelis de Groot, University of Rhode Island
Bryan Dewsbury, University of Rhode Island
Jay Fogleman, University of Rhode Island
Joan Peckham, University of Rhode Island
Kathy Peno, University of Rhode Island 
2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Maplets for Calculus.
Douglas B. Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University
Robert Petrulis, EPRE Consulting LLC 
2:00 p.m.
Paradigms in Physics: Representations of Partial Derivatives.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University
Elizabeth Gire, Oregon State University
Emily H. van Zee, Oregon State University
David Roundy, Oregon State University 
2:00 p.m.
Integrating TechnologyRich Instruction of Urban Students into the Secondary EducationMathematics Curriculum.
Courtney Nagle*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Jodie Styers, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 
2:00 p.m.
NSF STEM Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Courtney Nagle*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 
2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Updating the WeBWorK National Problem Library.
John Jones*, Arizona State University
Jeff Holt, University of Virginia 
2:00 p.m.
Transforming Students' Mathematical Experiences: Advancing Quality Teaching with Reliability at Scale.
Ann Edwards*, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Anthony Bryk, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Alicia Grunow, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
James Stigler, UCLA 
2:00 p.m.
Graduating More Women in Computer Science and Mathematics: an NSF SSTEM Project at Western Washington University.
David Hartenstine*, Western Washington University
Perry Fizzano, Western Washington University 
2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Teaching Inquiryoriented Mathematics: Establishing Supports.
Karen A. Keene*, North Carolina State University
Estrella Johnson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Christine AndrewsLarson, Florida State University
William Hall, North Carolina State University
George Kuster, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Muhummed Haider, Florida State University 
2:00 p.m.
The Arlington Undergraduate Researchbased Achievement for STEM (AURAS).
Richard Chandler*, University of TexasArlington
James A. Mendoza Epperson, University of TexasArlington
Lynn Peterson, University of TexasArlington
Ramon Lopez, University of TexasArlington
Kevin Schug, University of TexasArlington
Carter Tiernan, University of TexasArlington 
2:00 p.m.
Transforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources.
Dominic Klyve*, Central Washington University
Janet Barnett, Colorado State UniversityPueblo
Kathleen Clark, Florida State University
Jerry Lodder, New Mexico State University
Daniel Otero, Xavier University
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver
Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College 
2:00 p.m.
Navajo Nation Math Circles Project.
Bob Klein*, Ohio University 
2:00 p.m.
Using volume to prove Tucker's Lemma in 2dimensions.
Beauttie A Kuture*, Pomona College
Oscar F Leong, Swarthmore College
Christopher A Loa, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
2:00 p.m.
NSF SSTEM Program at Shepherd: Academic Performance Enhancement and Career Preparation for STEM Students.
Zhijun Wang*, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Qing Wang, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 
2:00 p.m.
MPWR II: Mentoring Partnerships for Women in RUME.
Jess Ellis*, Colorado State University 
2:00 p.m.
Developing an Assessment Tool to Measure Student Understanding of Multivariable Calculus Concepts.
Monica VanDieren*, Robert Morris University
Deborah MooreRusso, State University of New York at Buffalo
Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College 
2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Improving Conceptual Understanding of Multivariable Calculus Through Visualization Using CalcPlot3D.
Paul Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
Monica VanDieren, Robert Morris University
Deborah MooreRusso, State University of New York at Buffalo 
2:00 p.m.
Simulations and Understanding pvalue in Intro Stats at a Community College.
Alia Criddle Maw*, Salt Lake Community College 
2:00 p.m.
Simulation methods and standardsbased grading in an introductory statistics course overhaul.
Jeffrey Sykes*, Ouachita Baptist University 
2:00 p.m.
A simple datagathering exercise for introduction to statistics in Prealgebra to Business Math and all those other classes in between.
Crystine Chipman*, ChandlerGilbert Community College 
2:00 p.m.
Project UPLIFT: Universal Portability of Learning Increased by Fun Teaching.
John J. Weber III*, Georgia Perimeter College
Lawrence M. Lesser, University of Texas at El Paso
Dennis K. Pearl, The Ohio State University 
2:00 p.m.
PREP: MAA's Professional Development Program.
Nancy 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
Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University
Jon Scott, Montgomery College

2:00 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Chaotic billiards and vibrations of drums.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Steve Zelditch*, Northwestern University
(111658892) 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Is online inquirybased learning (IBL) possible?
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Padraig McLoughlin, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Perry Y.C. Lee, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Panelists:
Gina Greiwe Jackson, Auburn University
Jacqueline JensenVallin, Lamar University
Eric Landquist, Kutztown University
Ryan Gantner, John Fisher College 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Committee on Minority Participation and the MAA Office of Minority Participation Panel Discussion
Summer Research Programs.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Lloyd E. Douglas, Independent Consultant
William A. Hawkins,Jr., MAA and University of the District of Columbia
Robert Megginson, University of Michigan 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 3:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Social Hour
Find a research collaborator.
Room 608, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jacob A. White, Texas A&B University
Timothy Goldberg, LenoirRhyne University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Retiring Presidential Address
Conjugacy classes and group representations.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
David Vogan*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(11162244) 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 3:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Project NExT Session
How to successfully flip Your classroom.
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 4:25 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Joint Prize Session
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy and SIGMAA on Statistics Education Joint Reception
Yakima 1, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation: Poetry$+$Art$+$Math.
Room 608, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Lawrence M. Lesser, University of Texas at El Paso
Douglas Norton, Villanova University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Radical Dash Activity
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Undergraduate Research (UR SIGMAA)Business Meeting
All are invited to the first meeting of the MAA's newest SIGMAA!
Room 607, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Joint Prize Session Reception
East Lobby, 6th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics (POM SIGMAA)Reception
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA TwoYear College Reception
Willow, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:45 p.m.7:30 p.m.
University of Wisconsin Madison Mathematics Department
Reception for Alumni and Friends
Juniper, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Reception and Business Meeting
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Maeve McCarthy, Murray State University mmccarthy@murraystate.edu 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting
Yakima 1, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy (SIGMAA QL)Business Meeting
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics (POM SIGMAA) Business Meeting
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m.7:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics (POM SIGMAA) Guest Lecture
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center

6:30 p.m.
Is school mathematics "real" mathematics?
Bonnie Gold*, Monmouth University
(1116002437)

6:30 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MRC Focus Group
Ballard, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:50 p.m.7:40 p.m.
SIGMAA On Statistics Education Guest Lecture
Yakima 1, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center

6:50 p.m.
Big data, experiments, and resampling at Google.
Tim Hesterberg*, Google

6:50 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m.7:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Guest Lecture
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Maeve McCarthy, Murray State University mmccarthy@murraystate.edu

7:00 p.m.
Using mathematics and computation to address problems in cell biology.
Leah EdelsteinKeshet*, Dept of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
(1116922931)

7:00 p.m.
Friday January 8, 2016

Friday January 8, 2016, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 7:30 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Email Center
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
IP Guide Advisory Committee Meeting
Greenwood, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Friday January 8, 2016, 7:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Teaching and Learning, II
Room 619, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Katz, Augustana College BrianKatz@augustana.edu
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

7:40 a.m.
How wide is the river? Teaching through Problem Solving: A case study.
Tuck Choy Francis Chow*, Zayed University, UAE
(1116J51122) 
8:00 a.m.
Active Calculus: An ActivityDriven, StudentCentered Approach.
May Mei*, Denison University
(1116J52317) 
8:20 a.m.
Teaching an IBL course for the first time: successes, challenges and lessons learned.
Ekaterina Lioutikova*, University of Saint Joseph
(1116J5675) 
8:40 a.m.
Teaching Graph Theory Course Using Modified InquiryBased Method.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University of PA
(1116J52208) 
9:00 a.m.
Getting Better at Using InquiryBased Learning.
Frederick M Butler*, York College of Pennsylvania
(1116J5748) 
9:20 a.m.
Towards an InquiryBased, WritingIntensive Number Theory Course.
Adrian P. Gentle*, University of Southern Indiana
(1116J52555) 
9:40 a.m.
A LabStyle Proof and Problem Solving Course.
Talitha M Washington*, Howard University
(1116J52792) 
10:00 a.m.
Jumping In: The switch to lecturefree inquirybased calculus.
Heather A. Lewis*, Nazareth College
(1116J51685) 
10:20 a.m.
A Departmental Transition From Lecture To IBL In Calculus.
Cheri Boyd, Nazareth College
C. Yousuf George*, Nazareth College
Nicole Juersivich, Nazareth College
Matt Koetz, Nazareth College
Heather Ames Lewis, Nazareth College
(1116J52656) 
10:40 a.m.
A Model for Expanding Active Learning Regionally: The Greater Upstate New York InquiryBased Learning Consortium.
Patrick X Rault*, State University of New York, College at Geneseo
Ryan Gantner, St. John Fisher College
C Yousuf George, Nazareth College
(1116J51285)

7:40 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on General Topics, I
Chelan 5, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

7:45 a.m.
TextMining and Topic Modeling the Wall Street Journal to Find Market Inefficiencies.
Jeremy Tillay*, Rice University
Adela Yang, Bowdoin College
Yilun Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Xiudi Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(111600298) 
8:00 a.m.
MathAware Search Interfaces for Digital Mathematical Libraries (DML).
Petr Sojka*, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Botanická 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Michal R\r{u}žička, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Botanická 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
(1116001713) 
8:15 a.m.
Big Data Visualization Tools and Algorithms to Build Predictive Models.
Ahlam E Tannouri*, Mathematics Department, Morgan State University
Sam Tannouri, Computr Science Department, Morgan State University
(1116002898) 
8:30 a.m.
Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(111600406) 
8:45 a.m.
MIDAS: Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science.
Patrick D. F. Ion*, U Michigan & Math Reviews / AMS, Ann Arbor MI, USA
Olaf Teschke, zbMATH, Berlin, Germany
Stephen M. Watt, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON, Canada
(1116002114) 
9:00 a.m.
Creating Mathematical Knowledge Networks.
Fabian Müller*, FIZ Karlsruhe/zbMATH
(1116002248) 
9:15 a.m.
Extending Anticliques in Borel Graphs.
Francis Adams*, University of Florida
(1116031720) 
9:30 a.m.
NonClassical Mathematics, Forward and In Reverse.
Maarten McKubreJordens*, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
(1116031193) 
9:45 a.m.
Transfer of the Ramsey Property between Classes.
Lynn Scow*, Vassar College
(1116032068) 
10:00 a.m.
Cardinal Characteristics Above the Continuum.
Luke Stephen Serafin*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1116032429) 
10:15 a.m.
Tree representations from very large cardinals.
Scott S Cramer*, Rutgers University
(1116032057) 
10:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Additive vs. Multiplicative Nearlinearity in Open Induction.
Mojtaba Moniri*, Department of Mathematics, Western Illinois University
(1116032900)

7:45 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Topological Methods in Combinatorics, I
Room 204, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew Berget, Western Washington University
Steven Klee, Seattle University klees@seattleu.edu
Isabella Novik, University of Washington, Seattle

8:00 a.m.
Connections between weighted partitions and graph associahedra.
Rafael S. Gonzalez D'Leon, University of Kentucky
Michelle L. Wachs*, University of Miami
(1116052827) 
8:30 a.m.
Delta Conjectures and ordered set partition statistics.
James Haglund, University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Remmel, University of California, San Diego
Brendon Rhoades*, University of California, San Diego
Andrew Timothy Wilson, University of Pennsylvania
(111605870) 
9:00 a.m.
Poset Associahedra.
Satyan L Devadoss*, Williams College; Harvey Mudd College
Stefan Forcey, University of Akron
(111652171) 
9:30 a.m.
Order congruence lattices are shellable.
Jay Schweig, Oklahoma State University
Russ Woodroofe*, Mississippi State University
(1116051795) 
10:00 a.m.
Counterexamples to the topological Tverberg conjecture.
Florian Frick*, Cornell University
(1116521047) 
10:30 a.m.
Combinatorics and Smith normal form.
Richard P. Stanley*, University of Miami
(111605378)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Dynamics, II
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Matthew Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joseph Silverman, Brown University jhs@math.brown.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discriminants of iterated quadratic extensions.
T. Alden Gassert*, University of Colorado Boulder
(1116111804) 
8:30 a.m.
Characterizing cyclic quartic extensions by automorphism polynomials.
Michelle A Manes*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Katherine E Stange, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1116111349) 
9:00 a.m.
Eventually stable rational functions.
Rafe Jones*, Carleton college
Alon Levy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
(1116111181) 
9:30 a.m.
Complex dynamics of birational surface maps defined over number fields.
Mattias Jonsson, University of Michigan
Paul Reschke*, University of Michigan
(111637695) 
10:00 a.m.
The average number of integral points in orbits.
Wade Hindes*, CUNY Graduate Center
(111611593) 
10:30 a.m.
Uniform boundedness for positive dimensional varieties.
Jason Bell, University of Waterloo
Dragos Ghioca, University of British Columbia
Thomas Tucker*, University of Rochester
(1116111392)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Classification Problems in Operator Algebras, I
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Marcel Bischoff, Vanderbilt University
Ben Hayes, Vanderbilt University benjamin.r.hayes@vanderbilt.edu

8:00 a.m.
Cartan subalgebras of groupoid C*algebras.
Jon Brown, University of Dayton
Gabriel Nagy, Kansas State University
Sarah A. Reznikoff*, Kansas State University
Aidan Sims, University of Wollongong
Dana Williams, Dartmouth College
(1116462823) 
9:00 a.m.
Wavelets, KMS states, and separable representations for higherrank graphs.
Carla Farsi, University of Colorado  Boulder
Elizabeth Gillaspy*, University of Colorado  Boulder
Sooran Kang, University of Otago
Judith A. Packer, University of Colorado  Boulder
(1116462681) 
9:30 a.m.
Free graph operator algebras and laws of loops.
Michael Hartglass*, UC Riverside
(1116461152) 
10:00 a.m.
Subfactors, Hecke pairs, and approximation properties.
Arnaud Brothier*, Vanderbilt University
(111646724) 
10:30 a.m.
Convex Sets Associated to C*Algebras.
Scott A. Atkinson*, University of Virginia
(1116471737)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Smith, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Emily Witt, University of Utah
Irena Swanson, Reed College iswanson@reed.edu

8:00 a.m.
Enumeration of Double Cosets in Symmetric Groups and Beyond.
Sara C. Billey*, University of Washington
Matjaz Konvalinka, University of Ljubljana
Frederick Matsen, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
(1116052035) 
8:30 a.m.
Constructing ideals with high CastelnuovoMumford regularity.
Brooke S. Ullery*, University of Utah
(111613704) 
9:00 a.m.
Conjectures on Symbolic Powers.
Louiza Fouli*, New Mexico State University
Paolo Mantero, University of Arkansas
Yu Xie, Penn State, Altoona
(1116131581) 
9:30 a.m.
Dimensions of Formal Fiber Rings.
Sarah Fleming, Williams College
Lena Ji, Columbia University
Susan Loepp*, Williams College
Peter McDonald, Williams College
Nina Pande, Williams College
David Schwein, Brown University
(1116131023) 
10:00 a.m.
A ring without a BoijSoederberg theory.
Courtney R. Gibbons*, Hamilton College
Luchezar Avramov, University of NebraskaLincoln
Roger Wiegand, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116131967) 
10:30 a.m.
Polynomials in rigidity theory: special positions of frameworks.
Ruimin Cai, Seattle, WA
James Farre, University of Utah
Jessica Sidman*, Mount Holyoke College
Audrey St. John, Mount Holyoke College
Louis Theran, Aalto University
Xilin Yu, Mount Holyoke College
(1116131445)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

8:00 a.m.
Triangular maps and multispecies hierarchical competition models with the Allee effect.
Saber n. Elaydi*, Trinity University
(1116391050) 
8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of nonlinear discrete discontinuous population model.
Vlajko L Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125
Raegan J Higgins, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409
Candace M Kent, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284
Yevgeniy Kostrov, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125
(111639585) 
9:00 a.m.
Periodic and NonPeriodic Solutions and Multistability in a SecondOrder Ricker Equation with Periodic Coefficients.
Nika Lazaryan*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hassan Sedaghat, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1116391177) 
9:30 a.m.
PiecewiseDefined Difference Equations with Every Solution Eventually Periodic: Open Problem.
Candace M. Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1116391496) 
10:00 a.m.
Exponential Stability And Instability In Multiple Delays Difference Equations.
Youssef Naim Raffoul*, University of Dayton
(111639594) 
10:30 a.m.
Comparison Theorems for Discrete Caputo Fractional Equations.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Bioguo Jia, Zhongshan University
Erbe Lynn, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116391857)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Equations of Fluid Motion, I
Skagit 4, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Elaine Cozzi, Oregon State University cozzie@math.oregonstate.edu
Radu Dascaliuc, Oregon State University
James P. Kelliher, University of California Riverside

8:00 a.m.
The 2D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations with partial dissipation.
Jiahong Wu*, Oklahoma State University
(111635466) 
8:30 a.m.
Data Assimilation algorithm for 3D Benard convection in porous media employing only temperature measurements.
Aseel Farhat, University of Virginia
Evelyn M. Lunasin*, United States Naval Academy
Edriss S. Titi, Texas A&M University
(1116351749) 
9:00 a.m.
On persistence of regularity for the nondissipative viscous MG equation.
Walter Rusin*, Department of Mathematics, Oklahoma State University
(1116352253) 
9:30 a.m.
Regularity in time along the coarse scale flow for the incompressible Euler equations.
Philip Isett*, MIT
(1116351618) 
10:00 a.m.
Regularity criteria for the NavierStokes equations.
Zachary Bradshaw*, University of British Columbia
Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia
(111635346) 
10:30 a.m.
An active scalar model for the Earth's fluid core.
Susan Friedlander*, USC
Anthony Suen, HKIE
(111676645)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric and Categorical Methods in Representation Theory, I
Rooms 307/308, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Anthony Licata, Australian National University
Julia Pevtsova, Universityof Washington, Seattle julia@math.washington.edu

8:00 a.m.
Geometry of the varieties of Borel subalgebras in Lie algebras of Cartan types.
Zongzhu Lin*, Kansas State University
Ke Ou, East China Normal University
(1116171656) 
8:30 a.m.
Parity sheaves on the affine Grassmannian and the Langlands dual Springer resolution.
Laura J Rider*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pramod Achar, Louisiana State University
(1116222332) 
9:00 a.m.
Current algebras, KhovanovRozansky homology, and annular link invariants.
Hoel Queffelec, CNRS
David E. V. Rose*, University of Southern California
(1116811372) 
9:30 a.m.
Lusztig slices and truncated shifted Yangians.
Joel Kamnitzer, University of Toronto
Peter Tingley, Loyola University Chicago
Ben Webster, University of Chicago
Alex Weekes, University of Toronto
Oded Yacobi*, University of Sydney
(1116201652) 
10:00 a.m.
Representations of KhovanovLaudaRouquier algebras of affine Lie type.
Robert Muth*, University of Oregon
Alexander Kleshchev, University of Oregon
(1116162321) 
10:30 a.m.
The graded Lie structure of Hochschild cohomology.
Lauren Grimley, Texas A&M University
Cris Negron, Louisiana State University
Van C Nguyen, Northeastern University
Sarah Witherspoon*, Texas A&M University
(1116161305)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Global Harmonic Analysis, I
Room 610, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Steven Zelditch, Northwestern University szelditch@northwestern.edu
Hart Smith, University of Washington, Seattle
Chris Sogge, Johns Hopkins University

9:00 a.m.
$L^p$ norms of eigenfunctions and KakeyaNikodym averages.
Matthew D Blair*, University of New Mexico
(111635258) 
9:30 a.m.
Small scale quantum ergodicity and applications.
Hamid Hezari*, UC Irvine
Gabriel Riviere, Universit'e Lille 1
(111635956) 
10:00 a.m.
Small scale quantum ergodicity in negatively curved manifolds.
Xiaolong Han*, Australian National University
(1116581103) 
10:30 a.m.
Logarithmic growth of nodal domains in negative curvature.
Steve Zelditch*, Northwestern University
(1116582986)

9:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Higher Genus Curves and Fibrations of Higher Genus Curves in Mathematical Physics and Arithmetic Geometry, I
Room 310, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Andreas Malmendier, Utah State University, Logan andreas.malmendier@usu.edu
Tony Shaska, Oakland University, Rochester

8:00 a.m.
Mirror symmetry and K3 surface zeta functions.
Ursula Whitcher*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1116142382) 
8:30 a.m.
Arithmetic Mirror Symmetry of K3 Surfaces and Hypergeometric Functions.
Charles Doran, University of Alberta
Tyler Kelly, University of Cambridge
Adriana Salerno*, Bates College
Steven Sperber, University of Minnesota
John Voight, Dartmouth College
Ursula Whitcher, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
(1116111550) 
9:00 a.m.
Generalized hypergeometric function identities from superelliptic curves and their associated Kummer varieties.
Adrian Clingher, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Charles Doran*, University of Alberta and University of Maryland
Andreas Malmendier, Utah State University
(1116141788) 
9:30 a.m.
Elliptic curves over function fields and algebraic groups.
David R Morrison*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1116141991) 
10:00 a.m.
Slopes of families of curves.
Anand Patel*, Boston College
(1116142110) 
10:30 a.m.
Maximal Group Actions on Compact Oriented Surfaces.
Valerie Peterson, University of Portand
Jacob Russell, CUNY Graduate Center
Aaron Wootton*, University of Portland
(1116141082)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Knots in Washington (State), III
Room 201, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Allison Henrich, Seattle University henricha@seattleu.edu
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University
Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

8:00 a.m.
DNA unlinking.
Mariel Vazquez*, Mathematics Department, UC Davis
(1116922700) 
8:30 a.m.
The topology of the Jones polynomial.
Anh T Tran*, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
(1116571106) 
9:00 a.m.
Invariants of random knots using Chebyshev billiard table diagrams.
Moshe Cohen*, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
(1116571155) 
9:30 a.m.
Stable Concordance Genus of Knots.
M Kate Kearney*, Gonzaga University
(1116571041) 
10:00 a.m.
Deformation and Extension of Fibrations of Spheres by Great Circles.
Patricia Cahn*, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Herman Gluck, University of Pennsylvania
Haggai Nuchi, University of Toronto
(1116571746) 
10:30 a.m.
Signature and alternating tangle decompositions.
Oliver Dasbach, Louisiana State University
Adam Lowrance*, Vassar College
(111657665)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, I
Room 4C4, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University

8:00 a.m.
Potential Quantitative Meanings of Resilience.
Katherine J. Meyer*, University of Minnesota
(111637147) 
8:30 a.m.
Short term climatic rescue of an endangered species? Insights from integral operators.
Sebastian J. Schreiber*, University of California, Davis
Andrea Pickart, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Annie Eicher, H.T. Harvey and Associates
Jennifer Wheeler, Bureau of Land Managment
(111692445) 
9:00 a.m.
A fundamental modeling framework for spatiotemporal population dynamics.
Ryan Norris, University of Guelph
Julia Earl, Oklahoma State University
Paula Federico, Capital University
Christine Sample*, Emmanuel College
Ruscena Wiederholt, The University of Arizona
Jay Diffendorfer, USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
John Fryxell, University of Guelph
(111692222) 
9:30 a.m.
Management of Diaprepes Root Weevil.
Christina J Edholm*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Chris Guiver, University of Exeter
Richard Rebarber, University of NebraskaLincoln
Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of NebraskaLincoln
Stephanie Lloyd, University of Exeter
Yu Jin, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jim Powell, Utah State University
Stuart Townley, University of Exeter
(111692487) 
10:00 a.m.
A continuous energybased model for the migration of species in a network.
Kevin Long, Texas Tech Universtiy
Joanna A. Bieri*, University of Redlands
Chandani Dissanayake, Texas Tech University
Richard A. Erickson, USGS
Wayne E. Thogmartin, USGS
(111692185) 
10:30 a.m.
Combining Models and Experiments to Understand How Evolution Affects Insect Outbreaks.
David Paez, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago
Vanja Dukic, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado
Jonathan Dushoff, Department of Biology, McMaster University
Arietta FlemingDavies, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago
Greg Dwyer*, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago
(111692501)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Partial Differential Equations in Complex Analysis, I
Room 401, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Debraj Chakrabarti, Central Michigan University chakr2d@cmich.edu
Yunus Zeytuncu, University of Michigan, Dearborn

8:00 a.m.
Nonexistence of smooth Leviflat hypersurface with positive normal bundle in compact Kähler manifolds of dimension $\geq 3$.
Severine Biard*, Texas A&M University
(111632410) 
8:30 a.m.
On Cauchy Integrals and the Szegő projection.
Loredana Lanzani*, Syracuse University
Elias M. Stein, Princeton University
(1116321075) 
9:00 a.m.
Compressed Sensing and CR Mappings.
Dusty Grundmeier*, Harvard University
(1116321017) 
9:30 a.m.
Superlevel sets of the Bergman kernel on tube domains.
David E. Barrett, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Purvi Gupta*, University of Western Ontario
(1116321610) 
10:00 a.m.
Negative curvature in several complex variables.
Andrew Zimmer*, University of Chicago
(111632727) 
10:30 a.m.
Supports of Continuous Solutions to complex Monge{A}mpère equation and Pluriregularity.
Muhamed A Alan*, Syracuse University
(1116322149)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Pseudorandomness and Its Applications, III
Room 606, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge
Jozsef Solymosi, University of British Columbia solymosi@math.ubc.ca

8:00 a.m.
Polynomial configurations in fractal sets.
Izabella Laba*, UBC
(1116421064) 
9:00 a.m.
Corners in dense subsets of primes via transference principle.
Tatchai Titichetrakun*, University of British Columbia
(111605607) 
9:30 a.m.
Configurations in dense subsets of $P^d$.
Brian D Cook, University of WisconsinMadison
Akos Magyar*, University of Georgia
Tatchai Titichetrakun, University of British Columbia
(1116052199) 
10:00 a.m.
Pseudorandomness in the the GreenTao theorem.
David Conlon, University of Oxford
Jacob Fox, Stanford University
Yufei Zhao*, University of Oxford
(111605833)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Walks, Quantum Markov Chains, Quantum Computation and Related Topics, II
Room 602, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Chaobin Liu, Bowie State University cliu@bowiestate.edu
Takyua Machida, Japan Sociey for the Promotion of Science
Salvador E. VenegasAndraca, Technológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Nelson Petulante, Bowie State University

8:00 a.m.
Localization for periodic unitary transition operators.
Tatsuya Tate*, Tohoku University
(111646515) 
8:30 a.m.
Dirac quantum cellular automaton from splitstep quantum walk.
Arindam Mallick, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
C. M. Chandrashekar*, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(1116812787) 
9:00 a.m.
Quantum Walks with Entangled Coins and Walkers in Superposition.
Salvador Elias VenegasAndraca*, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingenieria y Ciencias
(1116811012) 
9:30 a.m.
Stability of quantum filters driven by Poisson and Wiener processes in presence of measurement imperfections.
Nina H Amini*, CNRS researcher/CentraleSupelec
(1116931755) 
10:00 a.m.
Suitable bases for discretetime quantum walks.
Martin Stefanak*, Czech Technical University in Prague
Iva Bezdekova, Czech Technical University in Prague
Igor Jex, Czech Technical University in Prague
(111681837) 
10:30 a.m.
Quantum Simulations and Quantum Measurements via Quantum Walks.
Peng Xue*, Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, P. R. China
(1116812867)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, II
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Number Theory on Squaretiled Surfaces II.
Elizabeth McGrady*, Smith College
Rose Goueth, Smith College
Alyssa Kaplan, Smith College
Claire Kerper, Smith College
Gillian Tisdale, Smith College
(1116511240) 
8:30 a.m.
Pinpointing unknown objects by their reflected light rays.
Catrice Chong*, Smith College
Cheryl Holmes, Smith College
MyVan Vo, Smith College
Lauren White, Smith College
(1116511385) 
9:00 a.m.
Further results on generalized splines.
Lindsay Dever*, Smith College
Holly Mandel, Smith College
Elise Reed, Smith College
Stephanie Webster, Smith College
Julia Gibson, Smith College
Meredith Wilde, Smith College
(1116052727) 
9:30 a.m.
Number Theory on Squaretiled Surfaces I.
Ga Yee Park*, Smith College
Vivian Li, Smith College
Rebecca Roberts, Smith College
Lisa Wang, Smith College
(1116511237) 
10:00 a.m.
Rings of small rank over a Dedekind domain and their ideals.
Evan M. O'Dorney*, Cambridge University
(1116131962) 
10:30 a.m.
Correlation Functions of Schur Processes.
Amol Aggarwal*, Harvard University
(1116052155)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Special Functions and qSeries, I
Chelan 2, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Richard Askey, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of Central Florida and King Saud University, Riyadh mourad.eh.ismail@gmail.com
Erik Koelink, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

8:00 a.m.
Some work of Mizan Rahman.
Richard Askey*, University of WisconsinMadison
(111633717) 
8:30 a.m.
Urn models and the Darboux process.
F Alberto Grunbaum*, Math Dept UC Berkeley
(111660647) 
9:00 a.m.
Fractional Revival in Spin Chains and Orthogonal Polynomials.
Vincent X Genest, MIT
Luc Vinet*, CRM, Université de Montréal
Alexei Zhedanov, CRM
(111633947) 
9:30 a.m.
Partitions associated with the mock theta functions $\omega(q)$ and $\nu(q)$.
George E Andrews*, Pennsylvania State University
(111633571) 
10:00 a.m.
Special and limiting values of the Weber function and Dedekind $\eta$.
Neil M Bickford*, University of California, Los Angeles
Ralph William Gosper, Los Altos Hills, California
(1116332241) 
10:30 a.m.
Refinements of the RogersRamanujan identities.
Kathleen O'Hara, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Dennis Stanton*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN 55455
(111605858)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Water Waves, I
Skagit 5, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
John Carter, Seattle University
Bernard Deconinck, University of Washington, Seattle
Katie Oliveras, Seattle University oliveras@seattleu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Stability of Waves with Vorticity.
Katie L Oliveras*, Seattle University
Vishal Vasan, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS)
(1116351293) 
8:30 a.m.
Linear instability for a model of windgenerated gravity waves.
Vishal Vasan*, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Diane Henderson, Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
Harvey Segur, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of ColoradoBoulder
(1116351379) 
9:00 a.m.
Instabilities in shallow water models.
Vera Mikyoung Hur*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1116352079) 
9:30 a.m.
Nondegeneracy and Stability of Periodic Standing Waves in Fractional NLS Equations.
Kyle Claassen, University of Kansas
Mathew A. Johnson*, University of Kansas
(1116351719) 
10:00 a.m.
Traveling Wave Solutions of Nonlinear Dispersive Wave Equations: Existence, Stability, and Analytic Dependence.
David P. Nicholls*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Benjamin Akers, Air Force Institute of Technology
(1116351102) 
10:30 a.m.
Subharmonic stability of standing waves and traveling waves.
Jon Wilkening*, University of California, Berkeley
(1116762238)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Associative and Nonassociative Algebra and Rings, II
Chelan 4, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
Irreducible representations of Yokonumatype Hecke algebras.
Ojas Dave*, University of North Texas
J Matthew Douglass, University of North Texas
(111616636) 
8:15 a.m.
Parameter space of quantum Drinfeld Hecke algebras in low dimension.
Christine Uhl*, University of North Texas
(1116161020) 
8:30 a.m.
Endomorphisms of Quantized Weyl Algebras and Their Simple Localizations.
Xin Tang*, Department of Math & Computer Science, Fayetteville State University
(1116161493) 
8:45 a.m.
Representations of Hecke Algebras on Quotients of Path Algebras.
Alexander DiazLopez*, University of Notre Dame
Matthew John Dyer, University of Notre Dame
(11161671) 
9:00 a.m.
Incidencelike algebras.
David C Meyer*, University of Missouri
Miodrag Iovanov, University of Iowa
Gerard Koffi, Creighton University
Alex Sistko, University of Iowa
(1116162201) 
9:30 a.m.
Iterated Ore extension of dimension 5.
Susan Elle*, UCSD
(1116161969) 
9:45 a.m.
The double of representations of Cohomological Hall algebras.
Xinli Xiao*, Kansas State University
(1116162091) 
10:00 a.m.
Neighbors, Generic Sets and Buchberger Hypersurfaces.
James J Madden*, Louisiana State University
Trevor McGuire, North Dakota State University
(111613804) 
10:15 a.m.
Tame Representations of the Quantum Double.
John E. Foster*, Walla Walla University
(1116161352) 
10:30 a.m.
Knörrer periodicity for noncommutative matrix factorizations.
Andrew B. Conner*, Saint Mary's College of California
(1116162324)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, II
Room 605, Washington State Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Lozenge tilings of halved hexagons with defects.
Ranjan Rohatgi*, Indiana University
(111605179) 
8:15 a.m.
Constructing Strongly Regular Graphs Using Finite Geometry.
Liz LaneHarvard*, University of Central Oklahoma
(111605156) 
8:30 a.m.
Embeddings of Computable Planar Graphs.
Oscar Levin, University of Northern Colorado
Taylor McMillan*, University of Northern Colorado
(1116031936) 
8:45 a.m.
Ranks of matrices with few distinct entries.
Boris Bukh*, Carnegie Mellon University
(111605343) 
9:00 a.m.
Total Acquisition in Diameter 2 Graphs and Tournaments.
Rose McCarty*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Becky Eastham, University of WisconsinMadison
Paul Han, Dartmouth College
Bill Kay, Emory University
David Spencer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1116052495) 
9:15 a.m.
Hausdorff dimension of generalized Fibonacci word fractals.
Tyler Hoffman*, McDaniel College
Benjamin Steinhurst, McDaniel College
(1116512911) 
9:30 a.m.
Generating Tetrahedra from a Monotonic series.
Derege H Mussa*, University of Texas at Dallas
(111651231) 
9:45 a.m.
Relationship between the energy of a directed graph and the energy of its underlying graph.
Nafiseh Jahanbakht*, Oklahoma State University
Kourosh Tavakoli, Oklahoma City University
(1116052864) 
10:00 a.m.
Prime Power Graphs and Prime Product Graphs.
J. Laison, Willamette University
Y. Li, Portland, OR
J. SchreinerMcGraw, Philomath, OR
C. Starr*, Willamette University
A. Walker, Albuquerque, NM
(111605603) 
10:15 a.m.
The Space of Biorders on Some Solvable Groups.
Kelli M Karcher*, Virginia Tech
(1116062151) 
10:30 a.m.
Sequences of Quiver Mutations on Surfaces.
Eric Bucher*, Louisiana State University
(1116052979) 
10:45 a.m.
Bipartite distanceregular graphs with exactly two irreducible Tmodules with endpoint 2.
Mark S. MacLean*, Seattle University
Stefko Miklavic, University of Primorska, Slovenia
(111605344)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Computer Science, Information, Control Theory, and Economics, I
Skagit 1, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
Automorphism group of binary MacDonald codes.
Pani Seneviratne*, Texas A&M University Commerce
(111694732) 
8:15 a.m.
MetaGraphs and Gamification.
James Edward Mihalisin*, Raleigh, NC
(1116942386) 
8:30 a.m.
Can an Unstable Control System Be Stabilized By Timing Noise?
Dylan R Poulsen*, Washington College
(111693721) 
8:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Persistent Homology on Grassmann manifolds for Analysis of Hyperspectral Movies.
Sofya Chepushtanova*, Wilkes University
(1116582446) 
9:00 a.m.
ShapeFit: Exact location recovery from corrupted pairwise directions.
Paul E Hand*, Rice University
Choongbum Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vladislav Voroninski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116682783) 
9:15 a.m.
Ionospheric Weather Forecasting Using a ClimatologyAugmented Ensemble Kalman Filter.
Juan Durazo*, Arizona State University
Eric Kostelich, Arizona State University
Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University
(1116932205) 
9:30 a.m.
Invariance of the SpragueGrundy Function for Variants of Wythoff's Game.
Madeleine Weinstein*, Harvey Mudd College
(111691267) 
9:45 a.m.
The relationship between revealed preference and the slutsky matrix.
Yuhki Hosoya*, Department of Economics, KantoGakuin University
(111691286) 
10:00 a.m.
Persistent Homology based thresholding method and applications.
YuMin Chung*, College of William and Mary
Sarah Day, College of William and Mary
(1116681458) 
10:15 a.m.
Fast, uniform, and compact scalar multiplication for elliptic curves and genus 2 Jacobians with applications to signature schemes.
Ping Ngai Chung*, University of Chicago
Craig Costello, Microsoft Research
Benjamin Smith, École Polytechnique and INRIA
(1116111345) 
10:30 a.m.
Cooperation in Finite Populations: Being Alone Helps.
Anh V. Nguyen, Texas Christian University
Jasmeet S. Saini*, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Jan Rychtar, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Jonathan T. Rowell, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
(1116911219) 
10:45 a.m.
The Truncated Levy Flight Model: A Comparative Analysis of its Utility in Modeling the Standard and Poor's 500 and the Ghana Stock Exchange.
Emmanuel Ncheuguim*, Saginaw Valley State Unversity
Joseph OforiDankwa, Saginaw Valley State University
Seth AppiahKubi, Pentecost University College, Sowutoom, Ghana
(1116911422)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Contemplative Pedagogy and Mathematics, I
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Luke Wolcott, Lawrence University luke.wolcott@lawrence.edu
Justin Brody, Goucher College

8:00 a.m.
Contemplating Infinity.
Justin Brody*, Goucher College
(1116C52308) 
8:20 a.m.
Do inclass mindfulness activities increase student performance?
Josh Thompson*, Northern Michigan University
(1116C52765) 
8:40 a.m.
Mindfulness Across the Curriculum: From Freshmen to Seniors.
Robbie Pinter*, Belmont University
Mike Pinter, Belmont University
(1116C52805) 
9:00 a.m.
Discussion 
9:20 a.m.
ConsciousnessBased Education: Using Transcendental Meditation to Enhance Student Learning in Mathematics Classes.
M. Anne Dow*, Maharishi University of Management
(1116C52487) 
9:40 a.m.
Geometry for the Artist: An Interdisciplinary Course Based on Consciousness.
Catherine A. Gorini*, Maharishi University of Management
(1116C51689) 
10:00 a.m.
Discussion 
10:20 a.m.
The Mindfulness Infused Mathematics Class.
John Mitchell*, Clark College, Vancouver, WA.
(1116C52170) 
10:40 a.m.
Discussion

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Assorted Topics, II
Room 213, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

7:45 a.m.
Famous Mathematicians From Iran But Whom You May Not Know.
Samaneh G. Hamidi*, Brigham Young University
(1116VW2856) 
8:00 a.m.
Partial Differential Equations and Digital Image Processing.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University
(1116VW2039) 
8:15 a.m.
A Geometric Classification of Strategic Effects Resembling Duverger's Law.
Tomas J McIntee*, Virginia Tech
(1116VW2263) 
8:30 a.m.
Exploration of some dynamics of the iteration of the complex sine function.
Aimee M. Cloutier*, Texas Tech University
Jerry F. Dwyer, George Washington University
(1116VW2570) 
8:45 a.m.
Introducing Undergraduates to Research Though a OneWeek Mathematics Research Camp.
William Johnston, Butler University
Amber Russell*, Butler University
(1116VW2610) 
9:00 a.m.
Compositions with Descents at Odd Plus Signs.
Ralph P. Grimaldi*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1116VW283) 
9:15 a.m.
An Integer Sequence Motivated by Generalized Quadrangles.
Brian G. Kronenthal*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1116VW295) 
9:30 a.m.
Properties of m'th Level Triangle Numbers in Second Order Recursive Polynomials.
Alperen S Sirin*, University of Rochester
Maria Lema, SUNY Buffalo State
Maximillian Bender, Connecticut College
(1116VW299) 
9:45 a.m.
$N$Division Points of Hypocycloids.
Nitya Mani*, Stanford University
Simon RubinsteinSalzedo, Euler Circle
(1116VW348) 
10:00 a.m.
Infinitesimals, Point Nine Repeating, and One.
Bryan Dawson*, Union University
(1116VW361) 
10:15 a.m.
Applications of Quadratic Reciprocity to Finite Diophantine Equations.
Omer Yildiz*, Rochester, New York
(1116VW391) 
10:30 a.m.
Childhood Memories: Using the Inner Child to Teach Mathematics.
J. Alan Alewine*, McKendree University
(1116VW460) 
10:45 a.m.
Obstacles in Implementation of a successful undergraduate research program.
Noureen Khan*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(1116VW1651)

7:45 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.8:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Logic and Foundations
Room 212, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Force to Change Large Cardinal Strength.
Erin Kathryn Carmody*, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(1116VJ1042) 
8:15 a.m.
Paraconsistent Measurement of the Circle: An Invitation to Inconsistent Mathematics.
Maarten McKubreJordens*, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Zach Weber, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
(1116VJ1198) 
8:30 a.m.
Law of NonContradiction Generates Infinite Contradictions.
Chandra KethiReddy*, University of Central Florida
(1116VJ1575) 
8:45 a.m.
Toward the Consistency Strength of Stationary Set Reflection on Small Cardinals.
Cynthia Northrup*, Bellevue College
(1116VJ2207)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Modeling and Applications, III
Room 214, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Numerical Investigation of Nonlinear Transport Models describing Gas Flow through Tight Porous Media.
Iftikhar Ali*, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Nadeem A Malik, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
(1116VM2063) 
8:15 a.m.
Not so sinister after all: How mathematical models can explain the resilience of the lefthanded minority.
Mark J Panaggio*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Daniel M Abrams, Northwestern University
(1116VM2074) 
8:30 a.m.
On Applications of Generalized Functions in the Discontinuous Beam Bending Differential Equations.
Austin States*, Virginia Military Institute
Bradley Lipscomb, Virginia Military Institute
Dimplekumar Chalishajar, Virginia Military Institute
(1116VM2087) 
8:45 a.m.
An epidemic model with exposed and treatment components.
Long Le*, University of Central Arkansas
(1116VM2102) 
9:00 a.m.
Implications of Logistic Equation Based Spatial and Behavioral Ebola Forecasting Models.
Bruce Pell*, Arizona State University
Javier Baez, Arizona State University
Gerardo Chowell, Georgia State University
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University
Daozhou Gao, University of California
Tin Phan, Arizona State University
(1116VM2209) 
9:15 a.m.
Ensemble Kalman Filter for Prediction of Treatment Response in Metastatic Prostate Cancer.
Bradley Michael Stiefel*, MCTP/Arizona State University
Zach Kenyon, MCTP/Arizona State University
Tin Pham, MCTP/Arizona State University
Eric Kostelich, MCTP/Arizona State University
Yang Kuang, MCTP/Arizona State University
(1116VM2236) 
9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Models on Language Competition and Bilingualism.
Yusuf Sofuoglu*, Siirt University
(1116VM2250) 
9:45 a.m.
On a generalized freeinterface model of solid combustion.
Laura K. Gross*, Bridgewater State University
Jun Yu, University of Vermont
Yi Yang, Emory University
Kewang Chen, University of Vermont
(1116VM2269)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Calculus, II
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Using and Creating 3D Printed Models in Calculus Teaching.
Skyler C Simmons*, Brigham Young University
(1116VR2597) 
8:15 a.m.
PeerLed Team Learning in Calculus.
Rebecca Glover*, University of St. Thomas
Nicholas Hammond, University of Rochester
Justin Smith, University of Rochester
Dalyana Guerra, University of Rochester
(1116VR2658) 
8:30 a.m.
Developing Deep Student Understanding of the Partial Derivative using 3D Manipulatives.
Jason Samuels, City University of New York
Aaron Wangberg, Winona State University
Brian Fisher*, Lubbock Christian University
(1116VR2694) 
8:45 a.m.
Using 3DPrinting in Teaching Multivariable Calculus.
Ziyue Guo*, Marlboro College
(1116VR2696) 
9:00 a.m.
Playing with Multivariable Calculus Concepts Wearing 3D Glasses.
Paul E. Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1116VR2878) 
9:15 a.m.
Integration by the Wrong Parts.
William C Kronholm*, Whittier College
(1116VR2961) 
9:30 a.m.
Helping Students Succeed in First Semester Calculus.
Sharon S Vestal*, South Dakota State University
(1116VR452) 
9:45 a.m.
Breaking Free from Traditional Calculus Textbooks with Mathematica.
Matthew Cathey*, Wofford College
Joseph Spivey, Wofford College
(1116VR474) 
10:00 a.m.
Reverse Engineering as a Learning Strategy in the Calculus Classroom.
Alexander J Hahn*, University of Notre Dame
(1116VR480) 
10:15 a.m.
Three Years of Flipping Calculus at the University of Hartford.
John K Williams*, University of Hartford
Larissa Schroeder, University of Hartford
(1116VR559) 
10:30 a.m.
On the Teaching of Calculus: A Deeper Look at a Derivative Sketching Activity.
Lance Burger*, Fresno State
Marat Markin, Fresno State
(1116VR708) 
10:45 a.m.
A Surprise Among the Trig Substitutions.
Mylan Redfern*, University of Texas, Permian Basin
David Betounes, University of Texas, Permian Basin
(1116VR1044)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations and Special Functions, I
Room 616, Washington State Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Almost automorphic solutions of discrete delayed neutral system.
Murat Adivar*, Izmir University of Economics
Can Koyuncuoglu, Izmir University of Economics
(111639669) 
8:15 a.m.
Stability conditions for linear neutral delay differential equations.
Catherine Payne*, University of North CarolinaGreensboro
R. Fabiano, University of North CarolinaGreensboro
(1116392527) 
8:30 a.m.
Polyhyperbolic Cardinal Splines.
Jeff Ledford*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1116411244) 
8:45 a.m.
Lyapunovtype inequalities for fractional order differential equations with Caputo and RiemannLiouville derivatives of order $\alpha$ $(3<\alpha\leq 4)$.
Nimisha S. Pathak*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
(1116452137) 
9:00 a.m.
More results on the trichotomy character of a secondorder rational difference equation with periodtwo coefficients.
Carol H Gibbons, Salve Regina University
Senada Kalabusic, Zmaja od Bosne
Carol B Overdeep*, Saint Martin's University
(111639973) 
9:15 a.m.
On Monotonic Solutions of Systems of Nonlinear Differential Equations.
Lianwen Wang*, University of Central Missouri
(1116342886) 
9:30 a.m.
Solving problems on the semiinfinite domain using rational Bernoulli functions.
Velinda R. Calvert*, Mississippi State University
Moshen Razzaghi, Mississippi State University
(1116342914) 
9:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Solutions of First Order Functional Differential Equations with Linear Delay and Advance Arguments, with Boundary Conditions, Using the Continuation Method.
Duane ChinQuee*, Indian River State College
G.T. Bhaskar, Florida Institute of Technology
(1116341740) 
10:00 a.m.
Comparison of smallest eigenvalues for certain fifth order boundary value problems.
Charles Nelms Jr.*, Baylor University
(111634968) 
10:15 a.m.
Approximate solution for the fractional integrodifferential equations with fractional Taylor method.
Vidhya KrishnasamySaraswathy*, Mississippi State University
Razzaghi Mohsen, Mississippi State University
(1116412949) 
10:30 a.m.
Vibration Cloaking and suppression model.
Taoufik Meklachi*, Drexel University
Daniel Onofrei, University of Houston
(1116341271) 
10:45 a.m.
Remarks on Almost Periodic Differential Equations.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(111634366)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Real and Complex Analysis, I
Room 615, Washington State Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Multilinear dyadic operators and their commutators.
Ishwari Jang Kunwar*, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
(1116432572) 
8:15 a.m.
Fourier Series for Singular Measures.
John E. Herr*, Iowa State University
Eric S. Weber, Iowa State University
(111646867) 
8:30 a.m.
Weak Convergence to a Solution of the Dilation Equation for Measures.
Sarah Dumnich*, Lehigh University
Robert Neel, Lehigh University
(1116281416) 
8:45 a.m.
Convolution of A Harmonic Square Map Preserving Directional Convexity.
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Samaneh G. Hamidi*, Brigham Young University
BoYong Long, Anhui University
Jay M. Jahangiri, Kent State University
(1116302460) 
9:00 a.m.
Minkowski's Inequality with OneForm.
XiaoXiong Gan*, Morgan State University
(111628440) 
9:15 a.m.
On the "degree of emptiness of empty sets": An interpretation of "latent dimension".
Shuang Shen*, Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(1116282216) 
9:30 a.m.
Discrete measures with dense jumps induced by Sturmian Dirichlet series.
DoYong Kwon*, Chonnam National University
(1116261382) 
9:45 a.m.
A characterization of rectifiable measures in Euclidean space.
Jonas Azzam*, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Xavier Tolsa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
(111651574) 
10:00 a.m.
Poisson Equation for pLaplacian on Infinite Graphs and Existence of Solution.
Lucio M.G. Prado*, Department of Mathematics, BMCCThe City Univ. of New York
(1116312755) 
10:15 a.m.
Equivalence of local uniform convergence and local equicontinuity for a general symmetric diffusion semigroup.
Maxim J Goldberg, Ramapo College of NJ
Seonja Kim*, Quinnipiac University
(1116432089) 
10:30 a.m.
T1 theorem on non homogeneous spaces by timefrequency analysis.
Natawat Klamsakul*, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
(111644458) 
10:45 a.m.
An Extension Theorem for Matrix Weighted Sobolev Space on a Lipschitz Domain.
Christopher Ryan Loga*, University of Tennessee Knoxville
(111642187)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, III
Tahoma 2, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Karen A. Keene, North Carolina State University Karen_keene@ncsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Classification and Prediction: What Admissions and Grades Data Tell Us About Who is Likely to Succeed in Undergraduate Mathematics Programs.
Juan Carlos Apitz*, California State University, Long Beach
(1116Q52943) 
8:20 a.m.
A model for implementing interactiveengaged practices in calculus: effects on performance and conceptual learning.
Guadalupe I Lozano*, University of Arizona
(1116Q52933) 
8:40 a.m.
Investigating the genre of mathematical proof writing at the undergraduate level.
Kristen Lew*, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Juan Pablo MejiaRamos, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
(1116Q52796) 
9:00 a.m.
Learning Assistants in Business Calculus Classes.
Stephen Kenneth Liddle*, George Mason University
Sheeva Doshireh, George Mason University
(1116Q52750) 
9:20 a.m.
Mathematicians' Conceptual and Ideational Mathematics about Continuity of ComplexValued Functions.
Hortensia SotoJohnson*, University of Northern Colorado
Brent Hancock, University of Northern Colorado
Michael Oehrtman, Oklahoma State University
(1116Q52673) 
9:40 a.m.
Success in doctoral mathematics: What do faculty members expect of their students in order for them to be successful and to what do they attribute their own success?
Emily Miller*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Casey GeorgeJackson, University of Louisville
(1116Q52669) 
10:00 a.m.
Listing as a Potential Connection between Sets of Outcomes and Counting Processes.
Sarah A. Erickson*, Oregon State University
Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University
(1116Q52520) 
10:20 a.m.
Toward a measure of InquiryOriented instruction.
George Kuster*, Virginia Tech
Estrella Johnson, Virginia Tech
(1116Q52444) 
10:40 a.m.
The Hillyer College Summer BridgeMath Program: A Case Study for Assessing and Improving Student Academic Performance.
Elena A. Cheser*, Hillyer College at University of Hartford
(1116Q52742)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education, I
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University

8:00 a.m.
Using Case Studies to Integrate Life Science content in Introductory Calculus Courses.
Troy Day*, Queen's University
James Stewart, McMaster University and University of Toronto
(1116T11267) 
8:20 a.m.
Biocalculus: Changing Minds One Derivative at a Time.
Hannah Lea Callender*, University of Portland
Carrie Eaton, Unity College
(1116T11351) 
8:40 a.m.
Integrating Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Psychology to Target AtRisk Students.
Jeff Pullen*, Mercer University
Katie Northcutt, Mercer University
Chamaree de Silva, Mercer University
Jarred Jenkins, Mercer University
(1116T12331) 
9:00 a.m.
Introducing Mathematical Modeling and Improving Quantitative Skills in Collaborative Courses.
Sarah A Hews*, School of Natural Science, Hampshire College
Christina Cianfrani, School of Natural Science, Hampshire College
(1116T12585) 
9:20 a.m.
Pulse Vaccination Models: Dynamics and Sensitivity Analysis.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
(1116T11248) 
9:40 a.m.
Embracing the Algebraic Approach to Mathematical Biology.
Raina S Robeva*, RandolphMacon College
(1116T12715) 
10:00 a.m.
A Course in Mathematical Biology Using Algebra and Discrete Mathematics.
Dan Hrozencik*, Chicago State University
(1116T12344) 
10:20 a.m.
Integrating research and teaching in quantitative biology: mathematical modeling of gene regulation.
Robert A Drewell*, Biology Department, Clark University
Jacqueline M Dresch, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Clark University
(1116T12454) 
10:40 a.m.
Modernizing Statistics Education via Biology Applications.
Olcay Akman*, Illinois State University
(1116T12753)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Contributions of Minorities to Mathematics Throughout History.
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Amy ShellGellasch, Montgomery College amy.shellgellasch@montgomerycollege.edu
Lloyd Douglas, University of North Carolina

8:00 a.m.
Discovering Undergraduate Mathematics in Native American Culture.
Charles P. Funkhouser*, California State University Fullerton
Miles R. Pfahl, Turtle Mountain Community College
Harriet C. Edwards, California State University Fullerton
(1116D1265) 
8:20 a.m.
Incorporating the Contributions of Women and Minorities into Classrooms: David Blackwell, Evelyn Boyd Granville and Mary Gray.
Sarah J Greenwald*, Appalachian State University
(1116D1663) 
8:40 a.m.
Sonya Kovalevsky: The Rest of the Story.
Robert L Brabenec*, Wheaton College IL
(1116D1488) 
9:00 a.m.
Polish Women in Mathematics During the Nazi Occupation.
Emelie A Kenney*, Siena College
(1116D198) 
9:20 a.m.
"Arithmetic Simplified" (1832): The Story Behind Catharine Beecher's Most Unrecognized Work.
Jill R. Duke*, New Mexico State University
(1116D11287) 
9:40 a.m.
The making of Benjamin Banneker.
Satish C. Bhatnagar*, University of Nevada Las Vegas
(1116D11078)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Development and Adoption of Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning, I
Room 620, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Benjamin Atchison, Framingham State University batchison@framingham.edu
Jeremy Russell, The College of New Jersey

8:00 a.m.
Using open resources to teach a freshman general education course for nonSTEM majors.
John W Watson*, Arkansas Tech University
(1116E195) 
8:20 a.m.
Lessons from a teacherdeveloper collaboration on a set of opensource educational web apps.
Mary R Parker*, Austin Community College
Hunter Ellinger, Austin, Texas
(1116E12650) 
8:40 a.m.
Bridging the Closed and Open: How FoxySheep Can Benefit Both Proprietary and Open Technologies for Teaching and Research.
Robert Jacobson*, Roger Williams University
(1116E11434) 
9:00 a.m.
Adaptive JustInTime WeBWorK Assignments.
Geoff R Goehle*, Western Carolina University
(1116E11923) 
9:20 a.m.
Tailoring the Text: Creating a Quality Open Educational Resource for College Algebra.
Mark J. Morabito*, Framingham State University and Framingham High School
(1116E12252) 
9:40 a.m.
A WeBWorKMathBook XML Bridge.
Robert A Beezer*, University of Puget Sound
(1116E11081) 
10:00 a.m.
Exploring Affordable Learning Resources for College Algebra.
Marcela Chiorescu*, Georgia College
(1116E11241) 
10:20 a.m.
Using SageCell for Engaging Students.
D Scott Dillery*, Lindsey Wilson College
(1116E11060) 
10:40 a.m.
Recycling the Book: Adventures (and Misadventures) in Transforming an Undergraduate History of Math Class Using OER.
Cheryl J. McAllister*, Southeast Missouri State University
Craig W. Roberts, Southeast Missouri State University
(1116E11840)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations, I
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Christopher S. Goodrich, Creghton Preparatory School cgood@prep.creighton.edu
Beverly H. West, Cornell University

8:00 a.m.
Aircraft Longitudinal Oscillations.
Catherine E Cavagnaro*, Sewanee: The University of the South
(1116S12573) 
8:20 a.m.
Reflections from Teaching InquiryOriented Differential Equations.
Keith A Nabb*, Moraine Valley Community College
(1116S1129) 
8:40 a.m.
The Reformed ODE Curriculum: Students' Solution Strategies, Students' Approval of the Qualitative Approach, and the Importance of Incorporating a Writing Component.
Samer S. Habre*, Lebanese American University
(1116S1339) 
9:00 a.m.
SIMIODE  Building a Learning Community to Teach Modeling First Differential Equations.
Brian Winkel*, Emeritus, US Military Academy & Director SIMIODE
(1116S1376) 
9:20 a.m.
Classroom Module for Using ODEs to Model the AIDS Epidemic.
L. G. dePillis*, Harvey Mudd College
(1116S1521) 
9:40 a.m.
Integrating Sage into an Ordinary Differential Equations Course using MathBook XML.
Thomas W Judson*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Theron Hitchman, University of Northern Iowa
(1116S1586) 
10:00 a.m.
Using Current/Urgent Research to Enhance Undergraduate Differential Equations.
Erich McAlister*, Fort Lewis College
(1116S1811) 
10:20 a.m.
Modeling First  Techniques Just In Time.
Eric Sullivan*, Carroll College
(1116S11186) 
10:40 a.m.
Using Maple to Promote Modeling in Differential Equations.
Patrice G Tiffany*, Manhattan College
Rosemary C Farley, Manhattan College
(1116S11488)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Inverse Problems and Applications, II
Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington gunther@math.washington.edu

8:00 a.m.
Transverse ray transform.
David V Finch*, Dept of Mathematics, Oregon State Unversity
Patcharee Wongsason, Department of Math, Statistics, Computer Science Ubon Ratchathani University
(1116442186) 
8:30 a.m.
Spectral Estimates and Inverse Boundary Problems for Elliptic Operators.
Katya Krupchyk*, University of California, Irvine
(1116352759) 
9:00 a.m.
Dbar Methods for Functional Pulmonary Imaging with Electrical Impedance Tomography.
Jennifer L Mueller*, Colorado State University
(1116351658) 
9:30 a.m.
Inversion of the attenuated geodesic Xray transform on simple surfaces.
Francois S Monard*, University of Michigan
(1116352281) 
10:00 a.m.
Photoacoustic tomography taking into account thermoelastic attenuation.
Sebastian Acosta*, Baylor College of Medicine
(1116351921) 
10:30 a.m.
Computing Fourier Integral Operators with Caustics.
Peter A Caday*, Rice University
(1116352816)

8:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAANCTM Joint Committee on Mutual Concerns, College Board/MAA Joint Committee on Mutual Concerns Panel Discussion
College calculus and the preparation gap: Identified problems and models for improvement.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Boardman, Pacific University
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
David Bressoud, Macalester College
Panelists:
David Bressoud, Macalester College
Deborah Hughes Hallett, Harvard University
Robin Cruz, College of Idaho
Dave Dwyer, University of Evansville
Chad Topaz, Macalester College 
Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Panel Discussion
Guidelines for Statistics Education: MAA Curriculum Guide, ASA Guidelines, GAISE II, and SET.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University
Sue Schou, Idaho State University
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Panelists:
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University
Michelle Everson, Ohio State University
Chris Franklin, University of Georgia
Beth Chance, Cal Poly  San Luis Obispo 
Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Cengage Learning Focus Groups
Leschi, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall 4B, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 8:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on MAAEDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Pure and Applied Talks by Women Math Warriors
Room 608, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Candice R. Price, Sam Houston State University candice.r.price@gmail.com
Amy L. Buchmann, Tulane University amylynbuchmann@gmail.com

8:05 a.m.
A Test for the Twosample Problem using a Rankbased Approach.
Jamye Nichelle Curry*, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1116Z11502) 
8:30 a.m.
Temperature Effects on REM/nonREM Sleep Dynamics.
Shelby N Wilson*, Morehouse College
Selenne Banuelos, California State University Channel Islands
Janet Best, The Ohio State University
Gemma Huguet, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Alicia PrietoLangarica, Youngstown State University
Pamela Pyzza, Ohio Wesleyan University
(1116Z11151) 
8:55 a.m.
Boundaries of BaumslagSolitar Groups.
Craig Guilbault, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Christopher Mooney, N/A
Molly Moran*, Colorado College
Carrie Tirel, University of WisconsinFox Valley
(1116Z11071) 
9:20 a.m.
Evolutionary Dynamics of a Multitrait Semelparous Model.
Amy Veprauskas*, Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
J M Cushing, Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics and Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
(1116Z1866) 
9:45 a.m.
A mathematical model of broadspectrum antibiotic treatment of leptospirosis: the risk of antibiotic resistance.
Laurel A Ohm*, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
(1116Z1332) 
10:10 a.m.
Analysis of Retinal Images Via Dimension Reduction on Graphs.
Karamatou A Yacoubou Djima*, Swarthmore College
Wojciech Czaja, University of Maryland, College Park
Lucia D Simonelli, University of Maryland, College Park
(1116Z12549) 
10:35 a.m.
Intrinsic Tame Filling Functions.
Anisah Nabilah Nu'Man*, Trinity College
(1116Z12747)

8:05 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMSMAA Grad School Fair
Undergrads! Take this opportunity to meet representatives from mathematical science graduate programs.
Hall 4F, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
What makes for powerful classroomsand what can we do, now that we know?
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Alan Schoenfeld*, University of California, Berkeley
(1116A012) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Transseries: algebra and model theory.
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Lou van den Dries*, University of Illinois
(111603691) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part B
Humanistic mathematics.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Eric Marland, Appalachian State University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part B
Implementing inquiryoriented curricula for linear algebra, differential equations, and abstract algebra.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Estrella Johnson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Karen Keene, North Carolina State University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part B
Teaching introductory statistics for instructors new to teaching statistics.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Carolyn Cuff, Westminster College 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, I
Room 618, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
David Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Gil Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech

9:00 a.m.
Online Linear Algebra Tools from the MAA Course Communities.
David Strong*, Pepperdine University
(1116H11975) 
9:20 a.m.
Exploring linear algebra with technology while being crunched for time.
Mark Hughes*, Brigham Young University
(1116H1895) 
9:40 a.m.
Using Matlab and Blended Learning Techniques for a Successful Linear Algebra Learning Experience.
Christina Lee*, Oxford College of Emory University
(1116H12422) 
10:00 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition: A thrilling inspiration in Linear Algebra.
Naima Naheed*, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
(1116H11556) 
10:20 a.m.
Linear Algebra in the Formal World of Mathematical Thinking.
John Hannah, University of Canterbury
Sepideh Stewart*, University of Oklahoma
Mike Thomas, University of Auckland
(1116H12427) 
10:40 a.m.
Specific Examples, Generic Elements and Restricted Dimensions  Overcoming Student Roadblocks in Linear Algebra.
Jeffrey L. Stuart*, Pacific Lutheran University
(1116H1995)

9:00 a.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
Skybridge, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Hall 4A, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA/NCTM Joint Committee on Mutual Concerns Panel Discussion
Instructional strategies that can make a difference.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Tom Dick, Oregon State University
Diane Briars, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Brian Hopkins, St. Peters University
Darryl Yong, Harvey Mudd College 
Friday January 8, 2016, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Perspectives on IBL teaching: novice, experienced and master.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Judith Covington, Louisiana State University Shreveport
Theron Hitchman, University of Northern Iowa
Panelists:
Angie Hodge, University of Nebraska Omaha
Mitchel T. Keller, Wahsington and Lee University
Carol Schumacher, Kenyon College 
Friday January 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Differential algebra and special points conjectures.
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
James Freitag*, University of California Los Angeles
(11160367) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ action on moduli space.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Alex Eskin*, University of Chicago
(11163714) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
How to Keep your Genome Secret.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Kristin Estella Lauter*, Microsoft Research
(1116111194) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture III
Fourier analysis on general finite groups.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
W Timothy Gowers*, University of Cambridge, UK
(1116051520) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Imperfect algorithms, asymptotic density, and Turing degrees.
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Carl G. Jockusch*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(11160366) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Current Events Bulletin
Room 4C3, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
David Eisenbud, MSRI and UC Berkeley de@msri.org

1:00 p.m.
What can topology tell us about the neural code?
Carina Curto*, Pennsylvania State University
(1116002101) 
2:00 p.m.
Laplacian growth, sandpiles and scaling limits.
Lionel Levine, Cornell University
Yuval Peres*, Microsoft Research and University of California, Berkeley
(1116002116) 
3:00 p.m.
Probabilistic combinatorics and the recent work of Peter Keevash.
W Timothy Gowers*, University of Cambridge, UK
(1116051801) 
4:00 p.m.
What are Lyapunov exponents, and why are they interesting?
Amie Wilkinson*, University of Chicago
(1116002121)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Lecture for Students
The fractal geometry of the Mandelbrot Set.
Ballroom 6A, Washington State Convention Center
Robert Devaney*, Boston University
(1116A050) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Theory of Differential and Functional Equations
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Taylor Dupuy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Vermont taylor.dupuy@gmail.com
Alexey Ovchinnikov, CUNY Queens College, New York

1:00 p.m.
Differential Galois extensions.
Anand Pillay*, University of Notre Dame
(1116341294) 
2:00 p.m.
On the computation of the differencedifferential Galois group for a secondorder linear difference equation.
Carlos E Arreche*, North Carolina State University
(1116121478) 
2:30 p.m.
Calculating parameterized PicardVessiot group.
Andrei Minchenko*, Weizmann Institute of Science
(1116202483) 
3:00 p.m.
Two Bezouttype theorems for differential equations.
Gal Binyamini*, University of Toronto
(1116341666) 
3:30 p.m.
Around the JouanolouHrushovskiGhys Theorem.
James E Freitag*, UCLA
Rahim Moosa, University of Waterloo
(111614619) 
4:00 p.m.
The Riemannian geometry of the integers.
Alexandru Buium*, University of New Mexico
(111611657) 
5:00 p.m.
Hyperderivatives and difference equations in function field arithmetic.
Matthew A. Papanikolas*, Texas A&M University
(1116111724) 
5:40 p.m.
Zeta functions of difference varieties.
Yuval Dor*, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(1116142246)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Topological Methods in Combinatorics, II
Room 204, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew Berget, Western Washington University
Steven Klee, Seattle University klees@seattleu.edu
Isabella Novik, University of Washington, Seattle

1:00 p.m.
Hodge Theory on Matroids.
Eric Katz*, University of Waterloo
(111605856) 
1:30 p.m.
Ladder ideals and tropical hyperplane arrangements with infinities.
Alex Fink*, Queen Mary University of London
(111605808) 
2:00 p.m.
Syzygies on Tutte polynomials of freedom matroids.
Joseph Kung*, University of North Texas
(111605336) 
2:30 p.m.
Relaxing the exchange axiom and Stanley's conjecture for matroid $h$vectors.
Jose Alejandro Samper*, University of Washington
(1116052329) 
3:00 p.m.
Commutative algebra of generalized permutohedra.
Anton Dochtermann*, University of Texas at Austin
(1116052732) 
3:30 p.m.
Polytopal resolutions of StanleyReisner ideals of polytopes.
Alexander Engstrom*, Aalto University
(1116051949) 
4:00 p.m.
Balinski's theorem and dual graphs of curves.
Bruno Benedetti*, U Miami
Barbara Bolognese, Northeastern U
Matteo Varbaro, Univ. degli Studi di Genova
(1116051655) 
4:30 p.m.
Face enumeration and KruskalKatonatype theorems.
Kai Fong Ernest Chong*, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
(1116051678) 
5:00 p.m.
Minimal balanced triangulations of sphere bundles over the circle.
Hailun Zheng*, University of Washington
(1116051205) 
5:30 p.m.
Recent results on face enumeration of manifolds and or pseudomanifolds.
Ed Swartz*, Cornell University
(1116051695)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part B
Algebraic geometry: A problembased course.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
Ryan Brown, Georgia College 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Classification Problems in Operator Algebras, II
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Marcel Bischoff, Vanderbilt University
Ben Hayes, Vanderbilt University benjamin.r.hayes@vanderbilt.edu

1:00 p.m.
Model theory and the Weak Expectation Property.
Isaac Goldbring*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thomas Sinclair, Purdue University
(111646592) 
2:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: II$_1$ factors with nonisomorphic ultrapowers.
Remi Boutonnet, University of California San Diego
Ionut Chifan*, The University of Iowa
Adrian Ioana, University of California San Diego
(111646690) 
3:00 p.m.
Singly generated planar algebras by a 3box.
Yunxiang Ren*, Vanderbilt University
(111647888) 
3:30 p.m.
Bicommutant categories.
David Penneys*, University of California, Los Angeles
(111646455) 
4:00 p.m.
On Upper Triangular Forms in Finite von Neumann Algebras.
Joseph C Noles*, Texas A&M University
(1116471910) 
4:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Weighted NevanlinnaPick Interpolation over $W^*$Algebras.
Jennifer R Good*, University of Wisconsin  Platteville
(1116472678) 
5:00 p.m.
An example of factoriality under nontracial finite free Fisher information assumptions.
Brent A Nelson*, University of California, Berkeley
(1116461839) 
5:30 p.m.
Noncommutative Gaussian Spaces.
Stephen Avsec*, Texas A&M University
(1116461902)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Its Interactions with Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Daniel Hernández, University of Utah dhernan@math.utah.edu
Jack Jeffries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Karl Schwede, University of Utah

1:00 p.m.
$F$thresholds of graded rings.
Alessandro De Stefani*, University of Virginia
Luis N{ú}{ñ}ezBetancourt, University of Virginia
(1116131096) 
1:30 p.m.
Lower SemiContinuity of the FSignature.
Thomas Polstra*, University of MissouriColumbia
(111613538) 
2:00 p.m.
Closure operations that induce big CohenMacaulay modules and algebras, module closures, and classification of singularities.
Rebecca R.G.*, University of Michigan
(1116131838) 
2:30 p.m.
Frobenius actions and a type of singularity in characteristic $p > 0$.
Eric Canton*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1116132005) 
3:00 p.m.
Lyubeznik numbers, connectivity, and cohomological dimension in mixed characteristic.
Daniel J. Hernández, University of Michigan
Luis NúñezBetancourt, University of Virginia
J. Felipe Pérez*, Georgia State University
Emily E. Witt, University of Kansas
(1116131450) 
3:30 p.m.
Rational singularities and Uniform Symbolic Topologies.
Robert M. Walker*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1116131273) 
4:00 p.m.
Derived S Systems.
Alberto Chiecchio*, TASIS in Dorado
Lance E Miller, University of Arkansas
(1116142619) 
4:30 p.m.
Generic vanishing and classification of irregular surfaces in positive characteristics.
Yuan Wang*, University of Utah
(1116141366) 
5:00 p.m.
Subadditivity of logKodaira dimension.
Sándor J Kovács*, University of Washington
Zsolt Patakfalvi, Princeton University
(1116141507)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Early Career Female Mathematicians in Algebra and Topology
Room 201, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jocelyn Bell, United States Military Academy, West Point bell.jocelyn@gmail.com
Bethany Kubik, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Candice Price, Sam Houston State University

1:00 p.m.
Topological games.
Jocelyn R Bell*, United States Military Academy, West Point
(111654337) 
1:30 p.m.
Homotopy Critical Spectrum.
Eleanor McNair Abernethy*, Univeristy of Tennessee
(111653253) 
2:00 p.m.
Determining Geometric Structures of ProteinBound DNA using Modeling Software.
Mary Therese Padberg*, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Isabel Darcy, The University of Iowa
Stephen Levene, The University of Texas at Dallas
Stefan Giovan, The University of Texas at Dallas
Rob Scharein, Hypnagogic Software
(1116921794) 
2:30 p.m.
Semidualizing DG Modules over Tensor Products.
Hannah Altmann*, University of Minnesota, Morris
(111613388) 
3:00 p.m.
Koszul Homology.
Denise A. Rangel Tracy*, Syracuse University
L. Sega, University of Missouri  Kansas City
R. Dellaca, U.C. Irvine
J. Hoffmeier, Northwest Missouri State University
P. Thompson, University of Nebraska Lincoln
G. Sosa, Amherst College
(1116131526) 
3:30 p.m.
The Intersection Algebra of Ideals.
Sara Malec*, Hood College
(111613955) 
4:00 p.m.
Could topology provide insight into brain diseases?
Leyda M. Almodovar Velazquez*, University of Iowa
Isabel K. Darcy, University of Iowa
(111655437) 
4:30 p.m.
Topological Speedups of Odometers and Substitutions.
Lori Alvin*, Bradley University
Drew Ash, University of Denver
Nic Ormes, University of Denver
(1116541056) 
5:00 p.m.
A Game of Crowns: Layered Generalized Crowns and Chromatic Number.
Shannon Talbott*, Moravian College
(111605740) 
5:30 p.m.
Realizations of phased matroids.
Amanda L Ruiz*, Univeristy of San Diego
(1116051342)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Equations of Fluid Motion, II
Skagit 4, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Elaine Cozzi, Oregon State University cossie@math.oregonstate.edu
Radu Dascaliuc, Oregon State University
James P. Kelliher, University of California Riverside

1:00 p.m.
Flows in Karstic Geometry.
Xiaoming Wang*, Florida State University
(1116761088) 
1:30 p.m.
Regularity criteria for the 3D NavierStokes and MHD equations.
Alexey Cheskidov, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mimi Dai*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(111635214) 
2:00 p.m.
BoseEinstein condensation in a Kompaneets model for low density plasmas.
Joshua Ballew, Carnegie Mellon University
Gautam Iyer*, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert L Pego, Carnegie Mellon University
(1116351553) 
2:30 p.m.
Recent progresses in boundary layer analysis.
GungMin Gie*, University of Louisville
(1116762345) 
3:00 p.m.
Quantum Spontaneous Stochasticity.
Theodore D Drivas*, The Johns Hopkins University
Gregory L Eyink, The Johns Hopkins University
(1116812770) 
3:30 p.m.
Onsager's Conjecture.
Tristan Buckmaster*, New York University
(111635358) 
4:00 p.m.
Mixing versus chemotaxis.
Alexander Kiselev, Rice University
Xiaoqian Xu*, University of WisconsinMadison
(111635816) 
4:30 p.m.
On nonDarcy fluid flows in porous media.
Luan T Hoang*, Texas Tech University
(1116351501) 
5:00 p.m.
Analytical and Computational Results for BlowUp Criteria for the 3D Incompressible Euler Equations Based on the Voigt Regularization.
Adam Larios*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Mark Petersen, Los Alamos National Lab
Edriss S Titi, Texas A&M University and Weizmann Institute of Science
Beth Wingate, Exeter University
(1116351329) 
5:30 p.m.
Nonlocal equations, electroconvection.
Peter Constantin*, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University
Mihaela Ignatova, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University
(1116351762)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric and Categorical Methods in Representation Theory, II
Rooms 307/308, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Anthony Licata, Australian National University
Julia Pevtsova, Universityof Washington, Seattle julia@math.washington.edu

1:00 p.m.
Rational Cohomology and Supports for Unipotent Algebraic Groups.
Eric M. Friedlander*, University of Southern California
(111620651) 
1:30 p.m.
Support varieties for Lie superalgebras and graded group schemes.
Christopher M Drupieski*, DePaul University
Jonathan R Kujawa, University of Oklahoma
(111620601) 
2:00 p.m.
The relative stable category of a modular group algebra.
Jon F Carlson*, University of Georgia
(111620681) 
2:30 p.m.
Relative stable categories and their prime ideal spectra.
Shawn Baland*, University of Washington
Greg Stevenson, University of Bielefeld
(1116162701) 
3:00 p.m.
On Support Varieties and the Humphreys Conjecture in type $A$.
William Dietrich Hardesty*, University of Georgia
(1116181881) 
3:30 p.m.
The Lie Module and its Complexity.
Frederick R. Cohen, University of Rochester
David J. Hemmer, University of Buffalo, SUNY
Daniel K. Nakano*, University of Georgia
(111620855) 
4:00 p.m.
On nilpotent commuting varieties and cohomology of Frobenius kernels.
Nham Vo Ngo*, University of Arizona
(1116201432) 
4:30 p.m.
The Marked Brauer Algebra.
Jonathan Kujawa*, University of Oklahoma
Benjiman Tharp, University of Oklahoma
(111616846) 
5:00 p.m.
Centric linking systems and control of fixed points.
George Glauberman, University of Chicago
Justin Lynd*, University of Montana
(1116202192) 
5:30 p.m.
Geometric Structure in Smooth Dual.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State
(111622676)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Global Harmonic Analysis, II
Room 610, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Steven Zelditch, Northwestern University szelditch@northwestern.edu
Hart Smith, University of Washington, Seattle
Chris Sogge, Johns Hopkins University

1:00 p.m.
Doubling estimates, vanishing order and nodal sets of Steklov eigenfunctions.
Christopher Sogge, Johns Hopkins University
Xing Wang, Wayne State University
Jiuyi Zhu*, Johns Hopkins University
(111642132) 
1:30 p.m.
Quantum Unique Ergodicity and the number of nodal domains of eigenfunctions.
Junehyuk Jung*, KAIST Department of Mathematical Sciences
(111653404) 
2:00 p.m.
Growth and nodal sets of Laplace eigenfunctions on manifolds.
Guillaume RoyFortin*, Northwestern University
(111658154) 
3:00 p.m.
Conormal cycles of random nodal sets.
Gabriel Rivière*, Un iversité Lille 1
(111658864) 
4:00 p.m.
Seeing Through Space Time.
Gunther Uhlmann*, University of Washington
(1116582985) 
5:00 p.m.
The trace of the heat kernel and regularity of potentials.
Hart F. Smith*, University of Washington
(1116582981)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Higher Genus Curves and Fibrations of Higher Genus Curves in Mathematical Physics and Arithmetic Geometry, II
Room 310, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Andreas Malmendier, Utah State University, Logan andreas.malmendier@usu.edu
Tony Shaska, Oakland University, Rochester

1:00 p.m.
Quasiplatonic actions of some simple groups on Riemann surfaces and their dessins d'enfant.
S. Allen Broughton*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1116141481) 
1:30 p.m.
Picard groups of Hurwitz spaces.
Anand Deopurkar*, Columbia University
Anand Patel, Boston College
(1116141780) 
2:00 p.m.
Conductors and minimal discriminants of hyperelliptic curves with rational Weierstrass points.
Padmavathi Srinivasan*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(111614822) 
2:30 p.m.
Endomorphisms of Abelian Surfaces, Shimura curves, and counterexamples to the Hasse principle.
James Stankewicz*, University of Bristol
(1116111210) 
3:00 p.m.
Equations of Riemann surfaces with automorphisms via partial flattening stratifications.
David Swinarski*, Fordham University
(1116141127) 
3:30 p.m.
Explicit high ranks in higher genus.
Douglas Ulmer*, Georgia Tech
(1116111431) 
4:00 p.m.
Integral minimal models for binary forms.
Lubjana Beshaj*, Oakland University
(1116111279) 
4:30 p.m.
A catalog of genus 2 curves over Q.
Andrew R. Booker, University of Bristol
Andrew V. Sutherland*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Voight, Dartmouth College
Dan Yasaki, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
(1116111514) 
5:00 p.m.
Points of bounded degree on curves.
Aaron Levin*, Michigan State University
(1116112568)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part B
Increasing student engagement and understanding through active learning strategies in calculus.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Debbie Gochenaur, Shippensburg University
Larissa Schroeder, University of Hartford 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, II
Room 4C4, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University

1:00 p.m.
Modeling innovations for fisheries assessments and management: are there any?
James N Ianelli*, Alaska Fisheries Science Center National Marine Fisheries Service
(111692718) 
1:30 p.m.
Marine protected areas with mobile predator and prey.
Patrick De Leenheer*, Oregon State University
(111692414) 
2:00 p.m.
Estimation of grey seal predation mortality on the three main commercial demersal species in West of Scotland and implications for stock assessments and MSY calculation.
Vanessa Trijoulet*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Robin M Cook, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
(111692131) 
2:30 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling of the James Spinymussel.
Marisa P Draper, James Madison University
Maranda M Pepe, James Madison University
Dylana A Wilhelm, James Madison University
Lihua Chen, James Madison University
Patrice M Ludwig, James Madison University
Christine L May, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen*, James Madison University
(111692776) 
3:00 p.m.
What can we learn about community dynamics and climate impacts from spatiotemporal models? A case study of freshwater fishes.
James T Thorson*, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
(111692610) 
3:30 p.m.
The effect of avian stagedependent vector exposure on enzootic West Nile virus transmission.
Suzanne L Robertson*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kevin Caillouet, St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District
(111692471) 
4:00 p.m.
The effects of extreme climate conditions on vertically transmitted vectorborne diseases.
Kbenesh W. Blayneh*, Florida A&M University
(111634434) 
4:30 p.m.
Modeling Feral Hogs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Evaluate Control Efforts and Analyze the Population's Niche.
Benjamin Levy*, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Charles Collins, University of Tennessee
Rene Salinas, Appalachian State University
Marguerite Madden, University of Georgia
Joseph Corn, University of Georgia
William Stiver, National Parks Service
(111692137) 
5:00 p.m.
Mathematics of Granular Materials and the Future of this Natural Resource.
A. Bass Bagayogo*, Université de SaintBoniface
(111692450)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Moduli Spaces in Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Yaim Cooper, Harvard University yaim@math.harvard.edu
Anand Patel, Boston College

1:00 p.m.
Families of tautological relations.
Aaron Pixton*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116141531) 
2:00 p.m.
Hurwitz Correspondences on $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,N}$.
Rohini Ramadas*, University of Michigan
(1116141505) 
3:00 p.m.
Projectivity of the moduli space of stable logvarieties.
Sándor J Kovács*, University of Washington
Zsolt Patakfalvi, Princeton University
(1116141509) 
4:00 p.m.
Limits of plane quintics via covers of stacky curves.
Anand Deopurkar*, Columbia University
(1116141785) 
5:00 p.m.
Smoothability of Genus 6 Petri General Curves.
Aaron Landesman*, Harvard University
David ZureickBrown, Emory University
(111614492)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Number Theory and Cryptography, II
Room 606, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Matilde Lalin, University of Montreal
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii, Honolulu mmanes@math.hawaii.edu
Christelle Vincent, University of Vermont

1:00 p.m.
Using SageMath for Number Theory and Cryptography.
William Arthur Stein*, University of Washington
(111611965) 
1:30 p.m.
Comparison of scalar multiplication on real hyperelliptic curves.
Michael J. Jacobson Jr., University of Calgary, Canada
Monireh Rezai Rad, University of Calgary, Canada
Renate Scheidler*, University of Calgary, Canada
(1116111455) 
2:00 p.m.
Computing the $p$torsion of Jacobians in characteristic $p$.
Colin Weir*, Tutte Institute
(1116111777) 
2:30 p.m.
A computational approach to the ABC Conjecture.
Jennifer Balakrishnan, University of Oxford
Jennifer Berg, University of Texas at Austin
Alyson Deines, CCR
Yasemin Kara, Cornell University
Lily Khadjavi*, Loyola Marymount University
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Victor Scharschkin, University of Queensland
(1116112204) 
3:00 p.m.
Torsion in Odd Degree.
Abbey Bourdon*, University of Georgia
Paul Pollack, University of Georgia
(1116111391) 
3:30 p.m.
Representations of integral Hermitian forms by sums of norms.
Jingbo Liu*, Wesleyan University
(111611537) 
4:00 p.m.
Quantum mock modular forms arising from etatheta functions.
Amanda Folsom, Amherst College
Sharon Garthwaite, Bucknell University
SoonYi Kang, Kangwon National University
Holly Swisher, Oregon State University
Stephanie Treneer*, Western Washington University
(1116111932) 
4:30 p.m.
Gaussian Hypergeometric Series and Counting Points on Families of Hypersurfaces.
Sharon M. Frechette*, College of the Holy Cross
Matthew Papanikolas, Texas A&M University
Jonathan Root, Boston University
M. Valentina Vega, William Patterson University
(1116111846) 
5:00 p.m.
Connections between hypergeometric series, hypergeometric algebraic varieties, and supercongruences.
Alyson Deines, Center for Communications Research
Jenny G. Fuselier, High Point University
Ling Long, Louisiana State University
Holly Swisher*, Oregon State University
FangTing Tu, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan
(111611925) 
5:30 p.m.
Divisibility sequences associated to higher dimensional algebraic groups.
Patrick Ingram, Colorado State University
Joseph H Silverman*, Brown University
Katherine Stange, University of Colorado
(111611237)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Partial Differential Equations in Complex Analysis, II
Room 401, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Debraj Chakrabarti, Central Michigan University chakr2d@cmich.edu
Yunus Zeytuncu, University of Michigan, Dearborn

1:00 p.m.
The Bergman kernel on some Hartogs domains.
Zhenghui Huo*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1116321378) 
1:30 p.m.
Regularity of the weighted Bergman projection on the Hartogs triangle.
Liwei Chen*, The Ohio State University
(111632420) 
2:00 p.m.
The Bergman theory of generalized Hartogs triangles: $L^p$Sobolev boundedness.
Luke D. Edholm*, The Ohio State University
(111632767) 
2:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A pointwise apriori estimate for the $\overline{\partial }$Neumann problem on weakly pseudoconvex domains.
R. Michael Range*, State University of New York at Albany
(111632672) 
3:00 p.m.
Bounded Plurisubharmonic Exhaustion Functions in $\mathbb{CP}^n$.
Phillip S Harrington*, University of Arkansas
(1116321161) 
3:30 p.m.
Essential norm estimates for the $\overline{\partial}$Neumann operator.
Zeljko Cuckovic, University of Toledo
Sonmez Sahutoglu*, University of Toledo
(111632489) 
4:00 p.m.
Numerical Range of the product of a composition operator with the adjoint of a composition operator.
John H. Clifford*, University of MichiganDearborn
Michael Dabkowski, Lawrence Technological University
(1116472435) 
4:30 p.m.
The Wiener Test for the Removability of the Logarithmic Singularity for the Elliptic PDEs with Measurable Coefficients and Its Consequences.
Ugur G. Abdulla*, Florida Institute of Technology
(111635381) 
5:00 p.m.
Positive eigenvalues of curvatures of line bundles that lie on the boundary of the Kahler cone.
Dincer Guler*, Park University
(111632861) 
5:30 p.m.
Rectifiability of Harmonic Measure.
Jonas Azzam*, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Steve Hofmann, University of Missouri
José María Martell, Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT)
Svitlana Mayboroda, University of Minnesota
Mihalis Mourgoglou, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Xavier Tolsa, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Alexander Volberg, Michigan State University
(111631572)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Problems and Challenges in Financial Engineering and Risk Management, I
Chelan 2, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Matthew Lorig, University of Washington, Seattle
Haijun Li, Washington State University, Pullman
HongMing Yin, Washington State University, Pullman hyin@wsu.edu

1:00 p.m.
How Leverage Transforms a Volatility Skew: Asymptotics for Continuous and Jump Dynamics.
Roger Lee*, University of Chicago
Ruming Wang, Goldman Sachs
(1116602595) 
1:30 p.m.
Dynamic Conic Finance via Backward Stochastic Difference Equations.
Tomasz R Bielecki*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Igor Cialenco, Illinois Institute of Technology
Tao Chen, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1116912100) 
2:00 p.m.
Universal portfolios in stochastic portfolio theory.
Ting Kam Leonard Wong*, University of Washington
(1116602326) 
2:30 p.m.
Optimal Investment with Transaction Costs and Stochastic Volatility.
Maxim Bichuch*, Johns Hopkins University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
(111660247) 
3:00 p.m.
Regularly Varying Asymptotics for Tail Risk.
Haijun Li*, Washington State University
(1116912978) 
3:30 p.m.
Pricing covariance swaps in Lévy driven market.
Indranil SenGupta*, North Dakota State University
Semere Habtemicael, North Dakota State University
(111660331) 
4:00 p.m.
Rankbased markets with model uncertainty.
Tomoyuki Ichiba*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1116601675) 
4:30 p.m.
Quickest detection in the Wiener disorder problem with postchange drift uncertainty.
Heng Yang, Mathematics Department CUNY Graduate Center
Olympia Hadjiliadis*, Hunter College and the Graduate Center
Michael Ludkovski, University of California, Santa Barbara
(111660698) 
5:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Methods for Portfolio Optimization Problems with Stochastic Volatility.
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ruimeng Hu*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1116601942) 
5:30 p.m.
Regime Switching Model for Economic Crisis and Stock Selection.
Nguyet T. Nguyen*, Youngstown State University, OH
Dung A. Nguyen, Ned Davis Research Group
(1116601173)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Surreal Numbers, II
Room 602, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Philip Ehrlich, Ohio University, Athens ehrlich@ohio.edu
Ovidiu Costin, Ohio State University, Columbus

1:00 p.m.
Exponentiallogarithmic power series fields and the surreal numbers.
Salma Kuhlmann*, University of Konstanz
(1116062397) 
2:00 p.m.
The hypnagogic digraph, with applications to embeddings of the settheoretic universe.
Joel David Hamkins*, City University of New York
(11160341) 
3:00 p.m.
Number systems with simplicity hierarchies: a generalization of Conway's theory of surreal numbers II.
Phillip Ehrlich, Ohio University
Elliot Alexander Kaplan*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(111603467) 
3:30 p.m.
Analysis on surreal numbers.
Simon RubinsteinSalzedo*, Euler Circle
Ashvin Swaminathan, Harvard College
(111640329) 
4:00 p.m.
Analysis on Surreal Numbers: Functions and Integration.
Ashvin Anand Swaminathan*, Harvard College
Simon RubinsteinSalzedo, The Euler Circle
(111603311) 
4:30 p.m.
Lebesgue measure and integration theory on arbitrary real closed fields.
Tobias Kaiser*, University of Passau, Germany
(111603409) 
5:00 p.m.
Lengths of developments in $K((G))$.
Julia F. Knight, University of Notre Dame
Karen M. Lange*, Wellesley College
(1116032048) 
5:30 p.m.
Lengths of roots of polynomials in Hahn fields.
Julia F. Knight*, University of Notre Dame
Karen M. Lange, Wellesley College
(1116121752)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part B
Teaching mathematics with sports applications.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Rick Cleary, Babson College 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Water Waves, II
Skagit 5, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
John Carter, Seattle University
Bernard Deconinck, University of Washington, Seattle
Katie Oliveras, Seattle University oliveras@seattleu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Frequency downshift in a viscous fluid.
John Carter*, Seattle University
Alex Govan, Seattle University
Diane Henderson, Penn State University
Harvey Segur, University of Colorado at Boulder
(111676248) 
1:30 p.m.
Developments and Applications of a Multilayer Shallow Water Model.
Kyle T Mandli*, Columbia University
(111665785) 
2:00 p.m.
Stratified solitary waves.
Robin Ming Chen, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
Samuel Walsh, Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri
Miles H. Wheeler*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1116762835) 
2:30 p.m.
Extremely Steep Traveling Interfacial Waves.
Benjamin F Akers*, The Air Force Institute of Technology
(111676621) 
3:00 p.m.
Overhanging traveling gravitycapillary waves.
J. Douglas Wright*, Drexel University
(1116352272) 
3:30 p.m.
Computing ThreeDimensional Water Waves.
Olga Trichtchenko*, University College London
JeanMarc VandenBroeck, University College London
Emilian Parau, UEA
Paul Milewski, University of Bath
(1116762233) 
4:00 p.m.
On the slope of steady water waves.
Walter A. Strauss*, Brown University
(111676976) 
4:30 p.m.
Highfrequency instabilities of small amplitude water waves.
Bernard Deconinck*, Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
(111676208) 
5:00 p.m.
Normal forms transformations for water waves.
Catherine Sulem*, University of Toronto
(111676757)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on What Do We Know about University Mathematics Teaching, and How Can It Help Us?
Room 607, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Alan Schoenfeld, University of California Berkeley alans@berkeley.edu

1:00 p.m.
Carnegie's Community College Pathways: Instruction supporting productive struggle and student persistence in developmental mathematics classrooms.
Ann Ryu Edwards*, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
(1116AB1338) 
1:30 p.m.
An Ongoing Effort to Create Effective InquiryOriented Abstract Algebra Classrooms.
Sean P Larsen*, Portland State University
(1116AB1557) 
2:00 p.m.
The LUMOS Project: What do we really learn in Undergraduate Mathematics?
Greg Oates*, University of Auckland
(1116AB1650) 
2:30 p.m.
The same content, but very different lectures: The decisions collegiate mathematics instructors make and how they shape the mathematics in their classrooms.
Alon Pinto*, University of California, Berkeley
(1116AB2920) 
3:00 p.m.
Advances in inquiryoriented instruction at the postsecondary level: Student success and instructor practices.
Chris L Rasmussen*, San Diego State University
(1116AB1101) 
3:30 p.m.
A Proving Supplement for an Undergraduate Real Analysis Course.
John Selden*, New Mexico State University
Annie Selden, New Mexico State University
(1116971511)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, IV
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Deborah Kent, Drake University

1:00 p.m.
The Effectiveness of Mathematics as Applied to Science.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(111601303) 
1:30 p.m.
What makes a student the "best"?
Della Dumbaugh*, University of Richmond
(1116011405) 
2:00 p.m.
Recognizing Ricci.
Judith R Goodstein*, Visiting Associate, Einstein Papers Project, Caltech
(111601510) 
2:30 p.m.
American Women Mathematics Doctorates, 19401959.
Margaret A.M. Murray*, University of Iowa
(111601526) 
3:00 p.m.
Polish Math House of the Interwar Period: Stefan Banach.
Andrzej Lenard*, San Diego, CA
(111601611) 
3:30 p.m.
"The first man whom you meet on the street": tracing back a wellknown quotation by Hilbert.
June BarrowGreen*, The Open University, UK
Reinhard SiegmundSchultze, University of Agder, Norway
(1116011491) 
4:00 p.m.
The "patriotic duty not to nationalize science": aspects of the internationalization of mathematics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Laura E Turner*, State University of New York at New Paltz
(1116012038) 
4:30 p.m.
Russian participation in the early International Congresses of Mathematicians.
Christopher Hollings*, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK
(111601264) 
5:00 p.m.
Making a Name in Midcentury Mathematics: Individuals, institutions, and the American reaction to Nicolas Bourbaki.
Michael J. Barany*, Princeton University
(111601228)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Associative and Nonassociative Algebra and Rings, III
Chelan 4, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

1:00 p.m.
On locally semisimple representations of quivers.
Calin Chindris, University of Missouri
Daniel B Kline*, University of Missouri
(1116162364) 
1:15 p.m.
Matrix Algebras: Equivalent Ring Relations and Special Presentations.
Sam Mendelson*, George Mason University
Geir Agnarsson, George Mason University
(1116162513) 
1:30 p.m.
Zero Divisor Graphs of $2 \times 2$ Upper Triangular Matrix Rings over $\mathbb{Z}_n$.
Ethan J Gegner*, Taylor University
(1116162535) 
1:45 p.m.
A Super Categorical View of Kashiwara's Rule for Tensor Products of Crystals.
Nick J. Davidson*, University of Oregon
(1116182965) 
2:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On the ideal based zerodivisor graph of a semiring.
Sara Shirinkam*, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio
(1116131799) 
2:15 p.m.
Homomorphisms Between Standard Modules of KLR Algebras.
David Julian Steinberg*, University of Oregon
(1116162665) 
2:30 p.m.
On the images of multilinear maps of matrices over finitedimensional division algebras.
Cailan Chun Chun Li, University of California, Berkeley
Man Cheung Kevin Tsui*, University of California, Los Angeles
(1116152719) 
2:45 p.m.
Bounding the Degrees of ExtModules over Complete Intersections.
Jason Hardin*, Worcester State University
(1116132601) 
3:00 p.m.
Gorenstein Dimensions of Modulefinite Extensions.
Pye Phyo Aung*, University of the Pacific
(1116132608) 
3:15 p.m.
A note on Gaussian series rings.
Jung Wook Lim*, Kyungpook National University
(111613115) 
3:30 p.m.
The minimum distance of a linear code and the $\alpha$invariant.
Mehdi Garrousian*, Universidad de los Andes
Stefan Tohaneanu, University of Idaho
(111613416) 
3:45 p.m.
Lie derivations and Lie triple derivations of dominant upper triangular ladder matrices.
Prakash Ghimire*, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Huajun Huang, Auburn University
(111617535) 
4:00 p.m.
Twisted Modules of affine Lie Algebras, Vertex Algebras, and Modular $q$series.
Corina Calinescu, NYC College of Technology, CUNY
Antun Milas, University at Albany, SUNY
Michael Penn*, Colorado College
Christopher Sadowski, Ursinus College
(1116172156) 
4:15 p.m.
Residually Small Commutative Rings.
Greg Oman, University of Colorado
Adam Salminen*, University of Evansville
(111613871) 
4:30 p.m.
Higher commutative algebra through homotopy theory.
Sanath K Devalapurkar*, Torrance, California
(1116131534) 
4:45 p.m.
ZariskiSamuel Associated Prime Ideals.
Tracy Dawn Hamilton*, California State University, Sacramento
(1116132031) 
5:00 p.m.
The book thickness of zero divisor graphs with genus at most one.
Thomas McKenzie*, Gonzaga University
(1116132046) 
5:15 p.m.
Primitively generated {H}opf orders in characteristic $p$.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(1116111231) 
5:30 p.m.
GK dimension of modules over noncommutative algebras.
Ashish Gupta*, Inidian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
(1116161671)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, III
Room 605, Washington State Convention Center

1:15 p.m.
Sorting permutations with finitedepth stacks and symmetries of the square.
Jinseok An, Claremont Graduate University
Thomas Langley*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1116052828) 
1:30 p.m.
Partitioning Polytope Number Sequences into Simplex Number Sequences.
Michael A. Jackson*, Grove City College
(1116052072) 
1:45 p.m.
Descent cWilf Equivalence.
Quang T. Bach*, University of California, San Diego
Jeffrey B. Remmel, University of California, San Diego
(1116052789) 
2:00 p.m.
Graphs between computable and highly computable.
Matthew Jura, Manhattan College
Oscar Levin*, University of Northern Colorado
Tyler Markkanen, Springfield College
(1116032264) 
2:15 p.m.
AuslanderReiten quiver and representation theories related to KLRtype SchurWeyl duality.
Sejin Oh*, Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
(1116052134) 
2:30 p.m.
Homomorphism densities in free words.
Joshua Cooper, University of South Carolina
Danny Rorabaugh*, Queen's University
(1116052165) 
2:45 p.m.
Bijections on $m$level Rook Placements.
Kenneth Barrese*, UCSD
Nicholas Loehr, Virginia Tech and US Naval Academy
Jeffrey Remmel, UCSD
Bruce E. Sagan, Michigan State University
(1116052198) 
3:00 p.m.
Creating universal cycles for subsets by expanding the alphabet.
Rebecca F Eastham*, University of WisconsinMadison
Victoria Horan, Arizona State
Rose McCarty, Georgia Tech
(1116052255) 
3:15 p.m.
Discussion 
3:30 p.m.
Interlace Polynomials of Certain Eulerian Graphs.
Aihua Li*, Montclair State University
Christian Hyra, Montclair State University
(1116052913) 
3:45 p.m.
Favaron's Theorem, $k$dependence, and Tuza's Conjecture.
Gregory J Puleo*, Coordinated Science Lab, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1116052291) 
4:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A generalization of $\alpha$orientations to higher genus surfaces.
Jason T. Suagee*, George Washington University
(1116052296) 
4:15 p.m.
On the 2Large is Large conjecture. A Generalization of Van der Waerden's Theorem.
Sohail Farhangi*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(1116052473) 
4:30 p.m.
Probabilistic Thresholds for Combinatorial Structures.
Thomas Grubb*, Michigan State University
Paul Han, Dartmouth College
Bill Kay, Emory University
(1116052060) 
4:45 p.m.
On the Incidence Coloring Conjecture for Cartesian Graph Products.
Chen Xie*, University of Waterloo
(1116052062) 
5:00 p.m.
Automorphisms and Eigenvalues of Knodel graphs.
Wasin So*, San Jose State University
(111605266) 
5:15 p.m.
A connection between Hadamard matrices, oriented hypergraphs and signed graphs.
Nathan Reff*, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Howard Skogman, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
(1116052855) 
5:30 p.m.
Hall precolorings with $\Delta(G)$ colors extend to proper colorings.
Jennifer Vandenbussche*, Kennesaw State University
Sarah Holliday, Kennesaw State University
Erik Westlund, Kennesaw State University
(1116052071) 
5:45 p.m.
The Parametric Frobenius Problem.
Bobby C. Shen*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116052008)

1:15 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Computer Science, Information, Control Theory, and Economics, II
Skagit 1, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center

1:30 p.m.
The Territorial Raider Model with Strategic Movement and MultiGroup Interactions.
Nina Galanter*, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Dennis Silva, Jr., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Jonathan Rowell, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Jan Rychtář, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA
(1116911634) 
1:45 p.m.
Searching With Lie Patterns of Infinite Length.
John K Osoinach*, The University of Dallas
D Paul Phillips, The University of Dallas
(1116912537) 
2:00 p.m.
The TwoTime Pad Problem: Plaintext Recovery for OneTime Pads Used Twice.
Gregory V. Bard*, The University of WisconsinStout
Theodore McDonough, The University of WisconsinStout
(1116682505) 
2:15 p.m.
Problem Specific Primal Heuristics for Supply Chain Management in a General MIP Solving Framework.
Robert Lion Gottwald, Freie Universität Berlin
Courtney Y. Kempton, University of Washington
David Y. Leffler, Chalmers University of Technology
Li Qian*, Hunter College (City University of New York)
(1116902001) 
2:30 p.m.
Personalized Local Recommendations with Collaborative Filtering.
Tamar Lichter, Queens College  City University of New York
Chelsea K Chandler*, University of Virginia
Monica Ribero Diaz, Universidad de los Andes
(111668350) 
2:45 p.m.
Optimization of a Logo Recognition System.
Haozhi Qi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Owen Richfield, Tulane University
Xiaohui Zeng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Michael Zhao*, University of Utah
(1116682022) 
3:00 p.m.
On the Robust Hardness of Grobner Basis Computation.
Gwen Spencer*, Smith College
David Rolnick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116682268) 
3:15 p.m.
Longterm secure tworound group key establishment from pairings.
Kashi N Neupane*, University of North Georgia
(1116942581) 
3:30 p.m.
A Metaheuristic for the Multidimensional Multiple Choice Knapsack Problem.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University of PA
Francis Vasko, Kutztown University of PA
Kenneth Zyma, Philadelphia, PA
(1116902162) 
3:45 p.m.
Formulation of Generalized Curvature Values from the Singular Value Decomposition and the use on Human Action Data.
Robert T. Arn*, Colorado State University
Bruce Draper, Colorado State University
Michael Kirby, Colorado State University
Chris Peterson, Colorado State University
(1116511347) 
4:00 p.m.
Brief history of optimal control theory and some recent developments.
Isabelle KemajouBrown*, Morgan State University
(1116491486) 
4:15 p.m.
Camera response function modeling for high dynamic range photography.
Thomas Höft*, University of St. Thomas
(1116452580) 
4:30 p.m.
Comparative Analysis of Matrix Manifold Means.
Justin D. Marks*, Wesleyan University
(1116152687) 
4:45 p.m.
Regularization of languages: a new mathematical framework of learning from an inconsistent source.
Timmy Ma*, University of California, Irvine
Natalia Komarova, University of California, Irvine
(1116911221) 
5:00 p.m.
Collection of the mathematical publications and video records on the AllRussian mathematical portal MathNet.Ru.
Dmitry E Chebukov*, Steklov mathematical institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(1116942664) 
5:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Automated Conjecturing for Number Theory.
Craig Larson*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1116111474)

1:30 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Contemplative Pedagogy and Mathematics, II
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Luke Wolcott, Lawrence University luke.wolcott@lawrence.edu
Justin Brody, Goucher College

1:00 p.m.
Elementary mathematics starts with the body: Abstract notions become embodied.
Blake A. Mandell*, Brown University
(1116C52641) 
1:20 p.m.
Preservice Teachers' Attitudes toward Faith and Mindfulness as an Intervention for Math Anxiety.
Shannon Schumann*, Grand Canyon University
(1116C52377) 
1:40 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Weekly Reflection Assignments in Mathematics Major Courses.
Jacqueline A JensenVallin*, Lamar University
(1116C52703) 
2:00 p.m.
Reflective activities in Calculus: Using short writing exercises to improve metacognition and selfassessment.
Joshua Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1116C52685) 
2:20 p.m.
Journaling in a freshman general education math course for nonSTEM majors.
John W Watson*, Arkansas Tech University
(1116C593) 
2:40 p.m.
Inclusion of Write to Learn Activities in an Elementary Statistics Course: Are they beneficial for nontraditional students?
Katherine G Johnson*, Metropolitan State University
(1116C5935) 
3:00 p.m.
Creating dialogue to address attitudes towards math in preservice elementary teachers.
Leah Childers*, Benedictine College
(1116C52286) 
3:20 p.m.
ProblemSolving, SelfReflection, and Communication.
M. Reba*, Clemson University
M. Burr, Clemson University
(1116C51802) 
3:40 p.m.
A curriculum of nonroutine problems: A contemplative approach to teaching the process of problem solving.
Robert Howard London*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1116C5932)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on General Topics, II
Chelan 5, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

1:15 p.m.
The Cantor set before Cantor.
Nicholas A Scoville*, Ursinus College
(111601415) 
1:30 p.m.
The Historical Derivatives of the Particular Value and the Particular Function in the Wave and Heat Theory.
Shigeru Masuda*, Ex. LongTerm Researcher in RIMS, Kyoto University
(1116011617) 
1:45 p.m.
Charles Babbage and the Difference Engine 1.
Paul R. Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(11160149) 
2:00 p.m.
An investigation of the mathematical texts used by selected eighteenth and nineteenth century United States Presidents.
Ronald L Merritt*, Athens State University
(11160180) 
2:15 p.m.
Four Curves of Alexis Clairaut.
Colin B. P. McKinney*, Wabash College
(1116012104) 
2:30 p.m.
Are You Smarter Than a Babylonian?
Marsha H Cardenas*, University of Texas at El Paso
(1116012691) 
2:45 p.m.
Numbers and the Heights of their Happiness.
May Mei*, Denison University
Andrew ReadMcFarland, Denison University
(1116112559) 
3:00 p.m.
On the Fixed Points of Certain Augmented Generalized Happy Functions.
B. Baker Swart, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, The Citadel
K. A. Beck, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Saint Mary's College of California
S. Crook, Division of Mathematics, Engineering, & Computer Science, Loras College
C. EubanksTurner, Department of Mathematics, Loyola Marymount University
H. G. Grundman*, Department of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College
M. Mei, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Denison University
L. Zack, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, High Point University
(111611737) 
3:15 p.m.
Iterations for the lemniscate constant resembling the Archimedean algorithm for pi.
Thomas J. Osler*, Rowan University
(1116402472) 
3:30 p.m.
The spectral connection matrix for any change of basis within the classical real orthogonal polynomials.
Jenna Reis*, Fitchburg State University
Tom Bella, University of Rhode Island
(1116151249) 
3:45 p.m.
A Functional Equation On Groups With An Involution Related To Quadratic Polynomials.
Heather Hunt Elfen*, Robert Morris University
Thomas Riedel, University of Louisville
Prasanna Sahoo, University of Louisville
(1116391781) 
4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic laws for knot diagrams.
Harrison C Chapman*, University of Georgia
(1116051452) 
4:30 p.m.
Symmetries of Quartic Polynomials.
Michael Robert Keenan*, Elon University
Chad Awtrey, Elon University
(1116121035) 
4:45 p.m.
Discovering Geometric and Topological and Physical Properties by Analytic Curvatures Properties on Convex HyperSurfaces from Spheres and Ellipsoids as A Starting Point.
Lina Wu*, Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeThe City University of New York
Ye Li, Central Michigan University
(111653868)

1:15 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, II
Room 618, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
David Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Gil Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech

1:00 p.m.
Eigenvalues and Singular Values in Theory and Practice.
Gilbert Strang*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116H11258) 
1:20 p.m.
Linear Algebra versus Conspiracy Theories.
Yevgeniy V. Galperin*, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1116H12360) 
1:40 p.m.
A connection between skew projections and perspective projections.
Ton Boerkoel*, DigiPen Institute of Technology
(1116H12945) 
2:00 p.m.
A New Approach of Mathematical Operations for Volume Matrices.
Mian Arif Shams Adnan*, Ball University
Khairul Islam, Texax A & M University  Kingsville
Asif Shams Adnan, Jahangirnagar University
M Shamsuddin, IUBAT
(1116H11465) 
2:20 p.m.
Exploring personality profiles with matrices.
Christopher S Shaw*, Columbia College Chicago
(1116H1745) 
2:40 p.m.
Discussion 
3:00 p.m.
Ancient Greek Linear Algebra?
Jody Sorensen*, Augsburg College
(1116H1962) 
3:20 p.m.
A computer graphics module to reinforce basic linear algebra concepts and engage nonmajors.
Karen E Clark*, The College of New Jersey
(1116H11566) 
3:40 p.m.
Technology in Introductory Linear Algebra: Projects and Pedagogy.
Patrick R Gardner*, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington
(1116H12012) 
4:00 p.m.
Use of Microsoft Excel for GaussJordan Elimination.
Michael D Smith*, Lycoming College
(1116H1287) 
4:20 p.m.
Dynamically Connecting Visual and Algebraic Representations of Linear Algebra Concepts Using GeoGebra.
James D. Factor*, Alverno College, Milwaukee WI
Susan F. Pustejovsky, Alverno College, Milwaukee WI
(1116H12745) 
4:40 p.m.
Applied MATLAB Projects for Linear Algebra Students.
Steve J Bacinski*, Davenport University
(1116H175) 
5:00 p.m.
Exploring Linear Algebra with Mathematica Labs.
Crista L Arangala*, Elon University
(1116H1236)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Teaching and Learning, III
Room 619, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Katz, Augustana College BrianKatz@augustana.edu
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

1:00 p.m.
Flipping Precalculus through Guided Notes.
Dywayne A Nicely*, Ohio UniversityChillicothe
Steven Widmer, University of North Texas
(1116J52303) 
1:20 p.m.
How Low Can We Go? Flipping in Lower Levels.
Melissa Tolley Nink*, Wingate University
(1116J5598) 
1:40 p.m.
An Inverted, InquiryBased, PointsFree Abstract Algebra Course.
Jonathan K Hodge*, Grand Valley State University
(1116J5413) 
2:00 p.m.
Lessons Learned from an Inquirybased Precalculus MOOC.
Mark L. Daniels*, University of Texas at Austin
(1116J5841) 
2:20 p.m.
Teaching the nth derivative test with inquirybased Mathematica activities.
David M McClendon*, Ferris State University
(1116J51403) 
2:40 p.m.
A TechnologyAssisted, InquiryBased Approach to Teacher Education Using GeoGebra.
Matt Roscoe*, University of Montana
(1116J52631) 
3:00 p.m.
Specifications Grading in an IBL Proofs Class: Managing Student Expectations.
Carol G. Gee*, St. Edward's University
(1116J52862) 
3:20 p.m.
Branching out within IBL: Guides to Support Experimentation.
sarahmarie belcastro*, MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity)
(1116J5716) 
3:40 p.m.
Using my Imposter Syndrome to be a Better IBL Professor.
Susan B Crook*, Loras College
(1116J5491) 
4:00 p.m.
Discovering the Art of Mathematics: Evaluating our Student Goals.
Volker Ecke*, Westfield State University
Christine von Renesse, Westfield State University
Julian Fleron, Westfield State University
Phillip K Hotchkiss, Westfield State University
(1116J52980) 
4:20 p.m.
Utilizing IBL to Effectively Engage Youth in Mathematics.
Angie Hodge*, University of Nebraska Omaha
(1116J51808) 
4:40 p.m.
An IBL Life: The Story of Mr. Harry Lucas, Jr.
Randall E Cone*, Salisbury University
(1116J5854)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, III
Room 214, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:00 p.m.
A power series approach to stability and control.
Roger J. Thelwell*, James Madison University
(1116VC2365) 
1:15 p.m.
Deformation of a Biofilm Using an Energy Based Model.
Nathan McClanahan*, Montana State University
(1116VC2875) 
1:30 p.m.
Radii of Convergence for Power Series Expansions of Eigenfrequencies of HighContrast Photonic Crystals.
Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
Robert P Viator*, Louisiana State University
(1116VC2392) 
1:45 p.m.
Explicit JohnsonLindenstrauss projection of high dimensional data.
Fiona Knoll*, Clemson University
(1116VC2409) 
2:00 p.m.
An Introduction to the Mathematics of Electrical Impedance Tomography.
Melody Alsaker*, Colorado State University
(1116VC2428) 
2:15 p.m.
Modelling a Biological Membrane as a Two Phase Viscous Fluid with Curvature Elasticity.
Ross Eric Magi*, Walla Walla University
James P Keener, University of Utah
(1116VC2439) 
2:30 p.m.
A Kinetic Monte Carlo model for grain boundary migration driven by curvature.
Kyle L. Golenbiewski*, University of Tennessee
Tim P. Schulze, University of Tennessee
(1116VC246) 
2:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Advancements and Applications of Nonstandard Finite Difference Methods.
Daniel Wood*, The University of Texas at Arlington
(1116VC2492) 
3:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Conditions on flocking for the 3 ZoneModel.
Christopher Mathewson Stokes*, Arizona State University
(1116VC2590) 
3:15 p.m.
Partitioned Methods for the Evolutionary StokesDarcyTransport Problem.
Michaela Kubacki*, Department of Mathematics, Middlebury College
Vince Ervin, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University
William Layton, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
Marina Moraiti, Seattle, WA
Zhiyong Si, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
Catalin Trenchea, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
(1116VC2591) 
3:30 p.m.
The effects of hostfeeding on stability of discretetime hostparasitoid population dynamic models.
Brooks K Emerick*, Trinity College
A Singh, University of Delaware
(1116VC2602) 
3:45 p.m.
A Fractal waveletbased DE solver.
Costa Lasiy*, Westminster College
(1116VC2697) 
4:00 p.m.
Parameter identification and sensitivity analysis for a phytoplankton competition model.
Thomas G. Stojsavljevic*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1116VC2707) 
4:15 p.m.
Transport of Particulate Matter in a Biofilmlined Hot Spring Effluent Channel.
Benjamin D. Jackson*, Walla Walla University
(1116VC2708) 
4:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Schubert variety constrained averaging on Grassmann manifolds.
Tim Marrinan*, Colorado State University
Michael Kirby, Colorado State University
Chris Peterson, Colorado State University
Ignacio Santamaria, University of Cantabria, Spain
Louis Scharf, Colorado State University
(1116VC2740) 
4:45 p.m.
A Mathematical Description of Flocking and Swarming Behaviors.
Sebastien Motsch, Arizona State University
Alexander Reamy*, Arizona State University
Ryan Theisen, Arizona State University
Matt Stokes, Arizona State University
(1116VC2741) 
5:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Virotherapy and Immunotherapy Combinations towards Cancer.
Ilyssa A Summer*, Arizona State University
Angela Peace, Texas Tech University
(1116VC2820) 
5:10 p.m.
Exponential convergence for stochastic optimal control problems.
Jangwoon Lee*, University of Mary Washington
HyungChun Lee, Ajou University
(1116VC356)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Linear Algebra
Room 213, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:00 p.m.
Constructing approximations to equiangular tight frames.
Somantika Datta, University of Idaho
Jesse Ernest Oldroyd*, University of Idaho
(1116VI1310) 
1:15 p.m.
Multilinear polynomials of small degree evaluated on matrices over a unital algebra.
Katherine Cordwell, University of Maryland, College Park
George Wang*, University of Southern California
(1116VI139) 
1:30 p.m.
An Algorithm for Finding a 2Similarity Transformation from a Numerical Contraction to a Contraction.
D. Choi*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1116VI55) 
1:45 p.m.
Matrix Completions for the Commutativity Equation.
Geoffrey Buhl, California State University Channel Islands
Elijah Cronk, Ithaca College
Rosa Moreno, California State University Channel Islands
Kirsten Morris, Georgia College
Dianne Pedroza, Ripon College
Jack Ryan*, North Central College
(1116VI1547) 
2:00 p.m.
A Matrix Completion Problem for the skewSymmetric Equation $AXA^TX=0$.
Geoffrey Buhl, California State University Channel Islands
Elijah Cronk, Ithaca College
Rosa Moreno, California State University Channel Islands
Kirsten Morris*, Georgia College & State University
Dianne Pedroza, Ripon College
Jack Ryan, North Central College
(1116VI1816) 
2:15 p.m.
Drawbacks of LLL Lattice Basis Reduction.
Bal K Khadka*, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Spyros Magliveras, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
(1116VI2133) 
2:30 p.m.
Matroids and the minimum rank of matrix patterns.
Louis Deaett*, Quinnipiac University
(1116VI2270) 
2:45 p.m.
Fiedlerlike linearizations of matrix polynomials.
Piers Lawrence, Universite catholique de Louvain, Department of Mathematical Engineering, Louvain, Belgium
Froilan M. Dopico, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Department of Mathematics, Madrid, Spain
Paul Van Dooren, Universite catholique de Louvain, Department of Mathematical Engineering, Louvain, Belgium
Javier Perez Alvaro*, School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester, Manchester, England
(1116VI2357) 
3:00 p.m.
Some optimization problems in quantum information science.
ChiKwong Li*, College of William and Mary
(1116VI2544) 
3:15 p.m.
Using the Jacobian method to solve structured inverse eigenvalue problems.
Keivan Hassani Monfared*, University of Calgary
Bryan Shader, University of Wyoming
(1116VI2825) 
3:30 p.m.
A Structured Inverse Eigenvalue Problem for Infinite Matrices.
Ehssan Khanmohammadi*, Franklin and Marshall College
Keivan Hassani Monfared, University of Calgary
(1116VI2897) 
3:45 p.m.
On the images of Jordan polynomials evaluated over symmetric matrices.
Alexander Ma*, Bowdoin College
Jamie Oliva, Muhlenberg College
(1116VI395) 
4:00 p.m.
The Quadratic Irrationals and Ducci Matrix Sequences.
Issac A Odegard*, University of North Dakota
(1116VI751) 
4:15 p.m.
Spectral characterization of matchings in graphs.
Sudipta Mallik*, Northern Arizona University
Keivan Hassani Monfared, University of Calgary
(1116VI830)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Number Theory, II
Room 212, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:15 p.m.
Explicit Bounds on Several Sums and Functions Arising in Elementary Analytic Number Theory.
Paul A Kinlaw*, Husson University
(1116VN2430) 
1:30 p.m.
Continued Fractions: Methods and Applications, including finding Epsilon Periods of Almost Periodic Functions.
Darin Orrie Brindle*, Morgan State University Baltimore, Md.
(1116VN988) 
1:45 p.m.
Hyper $m$ary partition sequences.
Shannon R Lockard*, Bridgewater State University
Timothy Flowers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1116VN2456) 
2:00 p.m.
A Set of TwoColor Rado Numbers for $x_1 + x_2 + ... + x_m + c = ax_0$.
Don Vestal*, South Dakota State University
Tristin Lehmann, South Dakota State University
(1116VN2458) 
2:15 p.m.
Discussion 
2:15 p.m.
Minkowski's Theorem (Geometry in the Aid of Algebra).
Duff G Campbell*, Hendrix College
(1116VN606) 
2:30 p.m.
Getting prime numbers from polynomials.
Elijah Miguel Allen*, Savannah GA
(1116VN2566) 
2:45 p.m.
Runs of Consecutive Abundant Numbers.
William C. Linderman*, King University
(1116VN2624) 
3:00 p.m.
On Minimal Levels of Iwasawa Towers.
Shawn Michael Elledge*, Arizona State University
(1116VN2660) 
3:15 p.m.
Counting the Number of Pythagorean Triples in a Finite Field of Odd Characteristic.
James M Hammer*, Cedar Crest College
Joshua Harrington, Cedar Crest college
(1116VN2746) 
3:30 p.m.
On the number of $\tau_{( n)}$factors.
Reyes M OrtizAlbino*, University of Puerto RicoMayaguez
Carlos Molina, University of Puerto RicoMAyaguez
(1116VN2763) 
3:45 p.m.
Multiple harmonic sums in number theory.
Julian H Rosen*, University of Georgia
(1116VN2884) 
4:00 p.m.
The Local Langlands Correspondence: New Examples for Small Residue Characteristic.
Beth Romano*, Boston College
(1116VN553) 
4:15 p.m.
On the Products $\displaystyle {\prod_{k=1}^{n} ({4k^4+1})}$ and $\displaystyle{\prod_{k=1}^{n} ({k^4+4})}$.
Erhan Gurel*, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus
(1116VN42) 
4:30 p.m.
Orders of reductions of elliptic curves with many and few prime factors.
Lee Troupe*, University of Georgia
(1116VN504)

1:15 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Introductory Mathematics
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E, Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

1:15 p.m.
Preparing Elementary School Teachers: Techniques to aid Future Teachers.
Peter L Staab*, Fitchburg State University
(1116VQ2918) 
1:30 p.m.
A Recipe to Infinity.
Skona Brittain*, SB Family School, Santa Barbara, CA
(1116VQ1471) 
1:45 p.m.
Bringing College Algebra out of the Classroom.
Peter T. Olszewski*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1116VQ1817) 
2:00 p.m.
Preparing Students for Calculus: Function as Process and Covariational Reasoning.
Frank Savina*, The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University
(1116VQ1897) 
2:15 p.m.
Why should I learn mathematics in college?
Rodica Cazacu*, Georgia College
(1116VQ1929) 
2:30 p.m.
Discussion 
2:45 p.m.
IMATH: Integrated Intermediate Algebra and College Level Mathematics.
Karen Hulsebosch*, Olympic College
James Howell, Olympic College
(1116VQ1985) 
3:00 p.m.
Explorations in Course Redesign.
T. C. Kull*, Winthrop University
(1116VQ2491) 
3:15 p.m.
Integrating Parallel Notes Delivery to Increase Success.
Rachid Ait Maalem Lahcen*, University of Central Florida
Ram Mohapatra, University of Central Florida
(1116VQ2647) 
3:30 p.m.
Using Coding Examples to Teach Inverse Functions: Helping Students Connect "Abstract" Mathematical Concepts to "Real" Life.
Jenna P. Carpenter*, Campbell University
(1116VQ584) 
3:45 p.m.
Integrating Case Studies in Teaching Developmental Mathematics Courses.
Qingxia Li*, Fisk University
(1116VQ323) 
4:00 p.m.
Struggles of College Algebra Survival.
Edward D Smith*, Pima Community College
(1116VQ196)

1:15 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences and Projects in Business, Industry, and Government
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Allen Butler, Wagner Associates Allen.Butler@va.wagner.com

1:00 p.m.
DLMF Live! Tables: NIST/Antwerp Collaboration for Standard Reference Tables on Demand.
Bonita Saunders*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bruce Miller, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Marjorie McClain, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Daniel Lozier, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Andrew Dienstfrey, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Franky Backeljauw, University of Antwerp
Stefan Becuwe, University of Antwerp
Annie Cuyt, University of Antwerp
(1116L12779) 
1:20 p.m.
Changes in the Geometry of Baltimore's Public Transit System during the 2015 Protests.
Mark A Branson*, Stevenson University
(1116L1918) 
1:40 p.m.
Scheduling the Week of Chaos.
sarahmarie belcastro*, MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity)
Max Engelstein, University of Chicago
Jonah Ostroff, MathILyEr (MathILy, Earlier) and University of Washington
Thomas C. Hull, Western New England University
(1116L11388) 
2:00 p.m.
Mathematical Proof and Digital Camera Design.
Daniel J Heath*, Pacific Lutheran University
Rob Rydberg, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
(1116L1590) 
2:20 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of a Dark Money Network.
William P Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
Sean Everton, NPS
Chris Couch, NPS
(1116L1243) 
2:40 p.m.
"Wherehouse" Route Optimization Software for the Warehouse Picking Problem.
Irina Seceleanu*, Bridgewater State University
Ward Heilman, Bridgewater State University
Matthew Shipman, Bridgewater State University
Robert Guillette, Bridgewater State University
(1116L12260) 
3:00 p.m.
Modeling the Difficulty of ConstructedResponse Items.
James H. Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1116L11124) 
3:20 p.m.
Categorification in the real world.
Emilie Purvine*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Robinson, American University
Cliff Joslyn, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1116L11922) 
3:40 p.m.
My PIC Math Experience: Teaching An Industrial Mathematics Course At A Small, Liberal Arts College.
Ron Buckmire*, Occidental College
(1116L12695) 
4:00 p.m.
Fusion in Card Collecting Games: A Probable Outcome.
Kristen Abernathy*, Winthrop University
Lindsay Bradley, Winthrop University
Emili Moan, Winthrop University
Zoe Vernon, Washington University in St. Louis
(1116L12848)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, I
Room 608, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster dpasteur@gmail.com
John David, Virginia Military Institute

1:00 p.m.
Evaluation of NFL Punters.
R. Drew Pasteur*, College of Wooster
Emily Howerton, College of Wooster
Preston Pozderac, College of Wooster
Stuart Young, College of Wooster
Jonathan Moore, College of Wooster
(1116L51925) 
1:20 p.m.
Predicting NCAA Basketball and Football Using an Adaptive NeuroFuzzy Inference System.
Connor R Loken*, Virginia Military Institute
John A David, Virginia Military Institute
(1116L52056) 
1:40 p.m.
A New Sports Rating Methodology.
Jeffrey W Heath*, Centre College
Trevor Brewer, Centre College
Eric Murrell, Centre College
(1116L52784) 
2:00 p.m.
An Analysis of the Basketball Endgame: When to Foul When Trailing and Leading.
Franklin H. J. Kenter*, Rice University
(1116L52739) 
2:20 p.m.
Motivating Student Learning Through SportsRelated Projects.
Anne M. Triplett*, University of Mount Union
(1116L5865) 
2:40 p.m.
Getting on top of spinning: Modeling the figure skating upright spin.
Diana S Cheng*, Towson University
Tetyana Berezovski, St. Joseph's University
(1116L584) 
3:00 p.m.
The five star ranking system of football recruits and their future success in College and the NFL.
Reza O. Abbasian*, Texas Lutheran University
John T. Sieben, Texas Lutheran University
Amy L. Gastauer, Texas Lutheran University
(1116L51051) 
3:20 p.m.
How does losing team bias affect water polo games?
John K Mayberry*, The University of the Pacific
(1116L5456) 
3:40 p.m.
Handicapping NoTap Bowling.
Richard Yan, Davidson College
Carl Yerger*, Davidson College
(1116L51296) 
4:00 p.m.
Statistics, Past Champions, and the Most Important Points in Tennis.
James R Henderson*, Penn State Erie, the Behrend College
(1116L5178)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Session on New Ideas in Teaching UpperLevel Statistics Courses
Yakima 1, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University plock@stlawu.edu
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Sue Schou, Idaho State University

1:00 p.m.
Using Peer Consulting in Applied Statistics Courses.
Aimee D Schwab*, Xavier University
(1116M11245) 
1:20 p.m.
Interdisciplinary research project in Stat 2 class.
HyunJoo Kim*, Truman State University
(1116M11295) 
1:40 p.m.
Using a Practicum in a Surveys and Sampling Course.
Lisa J. Carnell*, High Point University
(1116M1503) 
2:00 p.m.
Design of Experiments: Helping Students Understand the Importance of Identifying Sources of Variability.
Soma Roy*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
(1116M12852) 
2:20 p.m.
Simulationbased inference beyond the introductory course.
Beth Chance*, Cal Poly  San Luis Obispo
(1116M12629)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, II
Room 615, Washington State Convention Center

1:15 p.m.
Solution of TimeDependent Nonlinear PDE Through ComponentWise Approximation of Matrix Functions.
James V Lambers*, The University of Southern Mississippi
(1116651291) 
1:30 p.m.
A compact fourthorder Lstable scheme for reactiondiffusion systems with nonsmooth data.
Harish P. Bhatt*, Middle Tennessee State University
Abdul Q. M. Khaliq, Middle Tennessee State University
(1116651470) 
1:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: An Application of Multicomplex Algebras for Numerical Optimization.
Adel Alaeddini, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
Sara Shirinkam*, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio
(1116651608) 
2:00 p.m.
Implementation of Anderson Acceleration to Parallel PseudoSpectral Method.
Ramjee P. Sharma*, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA
(1116651574) 
2:15 p.m.
A simple and effective arbitraryorder shockcapturing limiter for discontinuous Galerkin methods.
David C Seal*, United States Naval Academy
Scott A Moe, University of Washington
James A Rossmanith, Iowa State University
(111665942) 
2:30 p.m.
Compressed Wannier modes for imperfect crystals and symmetryadapted Wannier functions.
Ke Yin*, University of California Los Angeles
(1116652223) 
2:45 p.m.
A nonoverlapping domain decomposition method for a discontinuous Galerkin method.
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University
EunHee Park*, Kangwon National University
LiYeng Sung, Louisiana State University
(1116652403) 
3:00 p.m.
A new modification of laplace decomposition method for nonlinear differential equations.
Johnson A Osilagun*, University of Lagos, Nigeria
(1116652551) 
3:15 p.m.
Block Preconditioning for TimeDependent Coupled Fluid Flow Problems.
Ashley Erin Meek*, Texas Tech University
Victoria E Howle, Texas Tech University
(1116652630) 
3:30 p.m.
Multilevel Dual Reordering Strategy for Nonsymmetric Matrices.
Joe F Coyle*, Monmouth University
(1116652752) 
3:45 p.m.
Numerical solution of fractional differential equations by multistage shifted Jacobi spectral method.
Bongsoo Jang*, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Hyunju Kim, North Greenville University
(1116652773) 
4:00 p.m.
The Legacy of ADI and LOD Methods and Their Applications for Solving Highly Oscillatory Wave Equations.
Qin Sheng*, Baylor University
(11166543) 
4:15 p.m.
Comparison of Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation.
James Patrick King*, Cameron University
Gokul R. Kadel, Cameron University
(1116651014) 
4:30 p.m.
Unconditional Energy Stability and OptimalRate Error Analysis of a Second Order Mixed Finite Element Method for the CahnHilliard Equation.
Steven M Wise*, The University of Tennessee
(1116652838) 
4:45 p.m.
Resampling Pseudospectral Methods for PDEs.
Omid Khanmohamadi*, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
(1116652953) 
5:00 p.m.
Efficient simulation of a large number of microswimmers using the fast multipole method.
Minghao Wu Rostami*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Sarah D Olson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1116761316)

1:15 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 616, Washington State Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Lower Bounds of Potential BlowUp Solutions of the Threedimensional NavierStokes Equations in $\dot{H}^\frac{3}{2}$.
Alexey Cheskidov, University of Illinois at Chicago
Karen Zaya*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1116761765) 
1:15 p.m.
Adjoint system for a 3D convective flow in an active mushy layer.
Dambaru Bhatta*, The University of TexasRio Grande Valley
(1116762009) 
1:30 p.m.
Periodic Array of Partially Insulated Interface Cracks Subjected To Uniform Far Field Heat Flow.
Noah A. Weiss*, University of WisconsinStout
(111674623) 
1:45 p.m.
Global Classical Solutions to the Relativistic Boltzmann Equation without Angular Cutoff.
Jin Woo Jang*, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Mathematics
(111635220) 
2:00 p.m.
Global regularity results for the 2D Boussinesq equations with partial dissipation.
Dhanapati Adhikari*, Marywood University
(1116352757) 
2:15 p.m.
Reaction Diffusion Equations with Fractional Laplacian.
Tingting Huan*, College of the Holy Cross
(1116352548) 
2:30 p.m.
On the controllability and stabilization of the linearized Dispersion Generalized BenjaminOno equation on a periodic domain.
Cynthia V Flores*, California State University Channel Islands
Derek L Smith, University of California Santa Barbara
(1116352621) 
2:45 p.m.
A Mathematical Model for Frog Population Dynamics with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infection.
Vinodh Kumar Chellamuthu*, Dixie State University
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jacoby Carter, National Wetlands Research CenterUSGS
Baoling Ma, Millersville University
(111635759) 
3:00 p.m.
Finding the Critical Domain for Quenching Problems Using Conformal Mappings.
W. Y. Chan*, Montana Tech
(111635750) 
3:15 p.m.
Transient states in vegetation pattern model of semiarid ecosystems.
Masoud Yari*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1116352868) 
3:30 p.m.
Boundary value problem for the Helmholtz equation in a semiinfinite strip and the RiemannHilbert problem.
Yuri Antipov, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University
Ashar Ghulam*, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University
(1116352466) 
3:45 p.m.
Positive solutions with prescribed $L^2$norm for a SchrodingerKdV system.
John Albert, The University of Oklahoma
Santosh Bhattarai*, Trocaire College
(111635517) 
4:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Model of Rocking Structures: A Mathematical Approach.
Julia AndersonLee*, Iowa State University
Scott Hansen, Iowa State University
(1116352973) 
4:15 p.m.
Diffusive Nonlinear Electrodynamics.
Wolfgang F. Ellermeier*, TU Darmstadt, Dep. of Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Germany
(11163538) 
4:30 p.m.
Analytical solutions to the partial hedging of the HJB model in a stochastic volatility environment.
Michael Oyesola Okelola*, University of KwaZuluNatal
K S Govinder, University of KwaZuluNatal
(111635319) 
4:45 p.m.
Weak solutions and blowup for wave equations of pLaplacian type with supercritical sources.
Pei Pei*, Earlham College
Mohammad Rammaha, University of NebraskaLincoln
Daniel Toundykov, University of NebraskaLincoln
(111635505) 
5:00 p.m.
Existence and symmetry of maximizers for a family of CaffarelliKohnNirenberg interpolation inequalities.
Nguyen H Lam*, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
(111635509) 
5:15 p.m.
On a parabolic inverse source problem arising in geochronology.
Sedar Ngoma*, Auburn University
Dmitry Glotov, Auburn University, AL
Willis E. Hames, Auburn University, AL
A. J Meir, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
(1116352944) 
5:30 p.m.
Modeling the change in electric potential due to lightning in a sphere.
Beyza Aslan*, University of North Florida
(1116352271) 
5:45 p.m.
When does the Elastic Torsion Problem $$\Delta u=1$$ have a solution in $R^N$?
Qi Han*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(111635539) 
6:00 p.m.
Multiple and nodal solutions for nonlinear equations with a nonhomogeneous differential operator and concaveconvex term.
Michail E Filippakis*, University of Piraeus, Department of Digital Systems, Piraeus, Greece
(111635583)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, IV
Tahoma 2, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Karen A. Keene, North Carolina State University Karen_keene@ncsu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Assessing mental math knowledge of prospective elementary preservice teachers.
Sayonita Ghosh Hajra*, University of Utah
Victoria Kofman, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
(1116Q51420) 
1:20 p.m.
Initial results from an undergraduate seminar designed to address the problem of transition from school to university mathematics.
Kathleen Clark*, Florida State University
Ingo Witzke, University of Siegen
Horst Struve, University of Cologne
Gero Stoffels, University of Siegen
(1116Q51357) 
1:40 p.m.
Instructional Coherence and Quantitative Reasoning.
Michael A Tallman*, Oklahoma State University
(1116Q51332) 
2:00 p.m.
Student Interpretations of Textbook Statements of the Multiplication Principle.
Elise Lockwood*, Oregon State University
Branwen Schaub, University of Portland
(1116Q51084) 
2:20 p.m.
Examining Student Generalizing Activity in an Accessible Combinatorial Task.
Zackery K. Reed*, Oregon State University
Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University
(1116Q51069) 
2:40 p.m.
The Development of Beginning Teachers' Understanding of Pythagorean Theorem from Two InternetBased Activities.
Aaron Brakoniecki*, Boston University
(1116Q5914) 
3:00 p.m.
Assigning Homework via Interleaved Practice.
Lori Carmack*, Salisbury University
(1116Q5907) 
3:20 p.m.
Using Reading Journals in Calculus.
Anneliese H. Spaeth*, Huntingdon College
Tara C. Davis, Hawai'i Pacific University
(1116Q5877) 
3:40 p.m.
Why Students Cannot Solve Mathematical Problems: An Exploration of College Students' Problem Solving Processes by Analyzing the Execution Behaviors of their own Global Plans for Solving the Problems.
Kedar Mani Nepal*, Mercer University
(1116Q5788) 
4:00 p.m.
Students' obstacles to making sense of the definite integral.
Joseph F. Wagner*, Xavier University
(1116Q51001)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education, II
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University

1:00 p.m.
Mathematical modeling of competitive binding on a microarray.
Frank H Lynch*, EWU
(1116T12749) 
1:20 p.m.
Exchanging Ideas and Experiences Regarding Students' Initial Exposure to Biomathematics.
John Wesley Cain*, Harvard University Department of Mathematics
(1116T1345) 
1:40 p.m.
The Use of Mathematics in EEB and Developmental Biology: A Content Analysis.
Pablo Duran*, The University of Texas at Austin
(1116T1544) 
2:00 p.m.
Computational labs based on research papers from science journals in a mathematical modeling course.
Gabriella A Pinter*, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Istvan G Lauko, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
(1116T12027) 
2:20 p.m.
An example of population modeling: the California condor reintroduction project.
Andrew M. Oster*, Eastern Washington University
(1116T12970) 
2:40 p.m.
Implementing mathematical techniques in a undergraduate biology research during calculus with tropical biology study abroad bundle.
Boyko Gyurov*, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1116T12173) 
3:00 p.m.
Estimating Parameters and Responding to Questions During an Outbreak: Modeling Ebola in Fall 2014.
Meredith L. Greer*, Bates College
(1116T12177) 
3:20 p.m.
Lineage  Viewed Through a Cset.
Shabeena Ahmed*, West Valley College, Saratoga, California
(1116T12638)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on the Development and Adoption of Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning, II
Room 620, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Benjamin Atchison, Framingham State University batchison@framingham.edu
Jeremy Russell, The College of New Jersey

1:00 p.m.
Free, peerreviewed, opensource Calculus textbook by OpenStax.
Edwin P Herman*, University of WisconsinStevens Point
(1116E12604) 
1:20 p.m.
Remixing OER to Share the Beauty & Power of Calculus.
Sue R. VanHattum*, Contra Costa College
(1116E11437) 
1:40 p.m.
Doubly Active Learning: Flipping Calculus using the edX Platform.
Stephen Wang*, Rice University
(1116E12636) 
2:00 p.m.
Interactive Instructional Apps for Specific Calculus Concepts.
M. Reba*, Clemson University
Allen Guest, Clemson University
M. Burr, Clemson University
(1116E11806) 
2:20 p.m.
Teaching Online Differential Equations Using OER Textbooks and WeBWorK (an OER Homework Platform).
Paul E. Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1116E12423) 
2:40 p.m.
JITAR online modules to improve math preparation of engineering students.
Alina N Duca*, NC State University, Department of Mathematics
Hatice Ozturk, NC State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dianne Raubenheimer, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Joel Trussell, NC State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Geoff Goehle, West Carolina University, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
(1116E11818) 
3:00 p.m.
Case study of interoperability and reuse: WeBWorK, HTML and Moodle.
Michael E Gage*, University of Rochester
(1116E11136) 
3:20 p.m.
"Finishing" an open textbook.
Oscar Levin*, University of Northern Colorado
(1116E12337) 
3:40 p.m.
Voting with Plickers  No Device Required!
Kimberly Jordan Burch*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1116E1338)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Session on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations, II
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Christopher S. Goodrich, Creghton Preparatory School cgood@prep.creighton.edu
Beverly H. West, Cornell University

1:00 p.m.
Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching an ActiveLearning motivated Differential Equations Course.
Karl RB Schmitt*, Valparasio University
(1116S11747) 
1:20 p.m.
Teaching an Online SophomoreLevel Differential Equations Class with Mathematica Supplements.
William M Kinney*, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
(1116S11841) 
1:40 p.m.
How High Can You Jump? Modeling Jumping via Differential Equations.
Michelle L Ghrist*, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1116S11871) 
2:00 p.m.
Valuable Course Components for an Online Differential Equations Course.
Paul E. Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1116S11903) 
2:20 p.m.
Teaching Differential Equations without Computer Graphics Solutions is a Crime.
Beverly H. West*, Cornell University
(1116S12058) 
2:40 p.m.
Active DE with Inquiry and More.
Therese Shelton*, Southwestern University
(1116S12093) 
3:00 p.m.
Chaos Theory and Nonlinear Systems in the Differential Equations Classroom.
Christopher S. Goodrich*, Creighton Preparatory School
(1116S12193) 
3:20 p.m.
Teaching Differential Equations the SIMIODE Way.
John B Thoo*, Yuba College, Marysville, California
(1116S12197) 
3:40 p.m.
Choosing a Solution Strategy: Distinguishing between Analytic, Qualitative and Numerical Approaches.
Jana L Gevertz*, The College of New Jersey
(1116S1120) 
4:00 p.m.
Informal Meeting with ODE Speakers

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Room 211, Washington State Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Dynamic immunity: Mathematical models for B cell signaling pathways and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Reginald L. McGee*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(1116922843) 
1:35 p.m.
On the Representations of $\textup{SL}_*(2,\mathcal{A})$.
Syvillia A Averett*, Central State University
(1116002940) 
2:10 p.m.
Mod 4 Representations Arising From Elliptic Curves.
Kevin M Mugo*, Purdue University
(1116112942) 
2:45 p.m.
Modeling Headup Tilt via an Optimal Control Approach and a Nonpulsatile Cardiovascular Model.
Nakeya D Williams*, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1116922950) 
3:20 p.m.
Gearing Up; Algorithms For Discreteness.
Caleb J. Ashley*, Morehouse College
(1116512975)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Trends in the Mathematics of Signal Processing and Imaging
Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslautern
Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida zuhair.nashed@ucf.edu

1:00 p.m.
Operators and classification in subband filtering.
Palle E. T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
(1116412907) 
1:30 p.m.
Least squares regularized or constrained by $L_0$: relationship between their global minimizers.
Mila Nikolova*, CMLA  CNRS ENS Cachan
(1116652912) 
2:00 p.m.
Sampling of bandlimited functions in multidimensional Euclidean spaces.
Willi J. Freeden*, Geomathematics Group, University of Kaiserslautern
M. Zuhair Nashed, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida
(1116652917) 
2:30 p.m.
Multiscale basis dictionaries on graphs and their applications in signal and image processing.
Jeff Irion, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis
Naoki Saito*, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis
(1116422877) 
3:00 p.m.
Recent Advances in Duration and Bandwidth Limiting.
Joseph D Lakey*, New Mexico State University
Jeffrey A Hogan, University of Newcastle, Australia
(1116942928) 
3:30 p.m.
Selfcalibration and biconvex compressive sensing.
Shuyang Ling*, University of California, Davis
Thomas Strohmer, University of California Davis
(1116942901) 
4:00 p.m.
Optimal Convergence Rate Results for Linear Inverse Problems.
Peter Elbau*, University of Vienna
(1116462926) 
4:30 p.m.
Signal Reconstruction from Frame and Sampling Erasures.
Deguang Han, University of Central Florida
David R Larson, Texas A&M University
Sam L Scholze*, Texas A&M University
Wenchang Sun, Nankai University
(1116421843) 
5:00 p.m.
Sparse recovery from saturated measurements.
Simon Foucart*, Texas A&M University
Tom Needham, University of Georgia
(1116942952) 
5:30 p.m.
Exact reconstruction of an evolving signal from incomplete information of its future states.
Sui Tang*, Vanderbilt University
(1116942211)

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers (COMET) Panel Discussion
Learning from each other: International perspectives on the mathematical education of teachers.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University
David C. Carothers, James Madison University
Panelists:
Tad Watanabe, Kennesaw State University
Catherine B. Kessel, Mathematics Education Consultant, Berkeley, CA
William Schmidt, Michigan State University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Subcommittee on Research by Undergraduates Panel Discussion
Undergraduate research as a capstone course.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Aklilu Zeleke, Michigan State University
James Solazzo, Coastal Carolina University
Michael Karls, Ball State University
Panelists:
Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University
Keshav Jagannathan, Coastal Carolina University
Rebecca Garcia, Sam Houston State University
Sergio Loch, Grand View University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Project NExT Session
Designing an original course.
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Algorithmically random infinite structures.
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Bakh Khoussainov*, The University of Auckland
(111603464) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 2:15 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Board of Directors Meeting
Redwood B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Friday January 8, 2016, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Presentations by MAA Teaching Award Recipients
Ballroom 6A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Barbara Faires, Westminster College
Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College

2:30 p.m.
Why?
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Quest University
(1116971786) 
3:00 p.m.
"Yours was the hardest class I've ever takenI want more".
Tyler J Jarvis*, Brigham Young University
(1116001824) 
3:30 p.m.
Becoming Blue Collar.
Satyan L Devadoss*, Williams College
(1116971593)

2:30 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
Mathematical careers beyond academia.
Room 3B, Washington State Convention Center
Moderators:
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Panelists:
Sharon Arroyo, Boeing
Lisa Goldberg, Aperio and University of CaliforniaBerkeley
Linda Ness, QEDelta LLC
David Saltman, Center for Communications Research
Kieran Snyder, Textio
William Stein, SageMath, Inc. and University of Washington 
Friday January 8, 2016, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
A common vision for the undergraduate mathematics program in 2025.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Saxe, Macalester College
Panelists:
Tara Holm, Cornell University
Helen Burn, Highline College
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Matthew Ando, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign 
Friday January 8, 2016, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Committee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years (CRAFTY)Panel Discussion
Renewing the first two years curriculum: calculus, quantitative reasoning, statistics, precalculus, and developmental mathematics.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Suzanne I. Dorée, Augsburg College
Panelists:
Michael Axtell, University of St. Thomas
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University
Rebecca Hartzler, Seattle Central College
Bruce Yoshiwara, Pierce College 
Friday January 8, 2016, 2:40 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Targeted Solutions in Teaching Introductory Statistics, III
Yakima 1, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University plock@stlawu.edu
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Sue Schou, Idaho State University

2:40 p.m.
Eliciting Bootstrapping: The Development of Students' Informal Inferential Reasoning.
Jeffrey A. McLean*, Syracuse University
(1116H522) 
3:00 p.m.
Simulation methods and standardsbased grading in an introductory statistics course overhaul.
Jeffery D Sykes*, Ouachita Baptist University
(1116H51322) 
3:20 p.m.
Sampling Distribution Made Easy: A Simulation Approach.
Khairul Islam*, Texas A&M UniversityKingsville
(1116H5792) 
3:40 p.m.
Using Plickers in Introductory Statistics.
Kimberly A. Roth*, Juniata College
(1116H52285) 
4:00 p.m.
Using Visualize Applets in Statway and New Math Pathways.
Mary R Parker*, Austin Community College
Hunter Ellinger, Austin, Texas
(1116H52464) 
4:20 p.m.
Technology Blended Teaching for Statistics Education.
Tanweer Shapla*, Eastern Michigan University
(1116H5810) 
4:40 p.m.
The fair use of graphing calculators in an introductory statistics course.
Wei Wei*, Metropolitan State University
Katherine Johnson, Metropolitan State University
(1116H5863) 
5:00 p.m.
Excelbased interactive activities in an introductory statistics course.
Sheldon H Lee*, Viterbo University
(1116H52847)

2:40 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part B
Designing and implementing a problembased mathematics course.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Bowen Kerins, Educational Development Center
Darryl Young, Harvey Mudd College 
Friday January 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #16: Part B
Mobile mathematicsinteractive apps for teaching and learning.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Lila Roberts, Clayton State University
Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part B
Visual topics in undergraduate complex analysis.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Michael Brilleslyper, U.S. Air Force Academy
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session, I
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center

3:30 p.m.
Some new logical zeroone laws.
Caroline Terry*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1116002991) 
4:00 p.m.
Unstable theories without the strict order property.
Gabriel Conant*, University of Notre Dame
(1116002989) 
4:30 p.m.
Products of metric structures.
Mary Leah Karker*, Wesleyan University
(1116002988) 
5:00 p.m.
A local characterization of VCminimality.
Vince Guingona*, Wesleyan University
(1116031031)

3:30 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Social Hour
Managing your own course.
Room 620, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jacob A. White, Texas A&M University
Timothy Goldberg, LenoirRhyne University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
National Science Foundation: Update from the Division of Mathematical Sciences
Room 205, Washington State Convention Center
Presenters:
Elizabeth Burrows, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences
Matthew Douglas, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences
Bruce Kitchens, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences
Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences
Michael Vogelius, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences
Junping Wang, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences
Henry Warchall, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences 
Friday January 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Developmental Mathematics
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

4:30 p.m.
Using Word Problems as a Bridge to Learn Linear Equations.
Shumei C. Richman*, Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC
(1116VT1010) 
4:45 p.m.
The EMERGE Summer Program at Northeastern Illinois University: Supporting Incoming Freshmen in Strengthening their Mathematical Identities and Succeeding in Mathematics Development Coursework.
Katy Bird, Northeastern Illinois University
Sarah Cordell, Northeastern Illinois University
Joseph Hibdon*, Northeastern Illinois University
(1116VT1870) 
5:00 p.m.
Ready or Not, Here We Go!: Using A Corequisite Approach to Prepare Students for College Level Math.
Alvina J. Atkinson*, Georgia Gwinnett College
Aris B. Winger, Georgia Gwinnett College
Sarah H. Park, Georgia Gwinnett College
Lee Ann Roberts, Georgia Gwinnett College
Angela Lively, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1116VT2906) 
5:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Developmental Mathematics Redesign.
Grazyna Badowski*, University of Guam
(1116VT2974) 
5:30 p.m.
Comprehensive Reform of Developmental Math at Xavier University of Louisiana.
Vlajko L Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125
Gurdial Arora, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125
Andrew Klimas, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125
Donna Sutson, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125
Sindhu Unnithan, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125
(1116VT595)

4:30 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Congressional Fellowship Session
Room 3B, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Samuel M. Rankin, III, American Mathematical Society 
Friday January 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Student Poster Session
Hall 4F, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Actuarial Science: Change is the Norm!
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Brewer, Lebanon Valley College
Robert Buck, Slippery Rock University
Bettye Case, Florida State University
Kevin Charlwood, Washburn University
Michelle Guan, Indiana University, Northwest
Steve Paris, Florida State University
Sue Staples, Texas Christian University
Panelists:
Steve Armstrong, Casualty Actuarial Society
Robert Buck, Slippery Rock University
Robert Fisette, Milliman
Caitlin Hendricks, Liberty Mutual
Stuart Klugman, Society of Actuaries
John Leo, Cambia Health Solutions
Steve Paris, Florida State University 
Friday January 8, 2016, 5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Business Meeting
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Benjamin Galluzzo, BJGalluzzo@ship.edu 
Friday January 8, 2016, 5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the WEB (WEB SIGMAA) Business Meeting and Reception
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
AWM Workshop Poster Presentations and Reception
Skybridge, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Brenda Johnson, Union College johnsonb@union.edu
Catherine Searle, Wichita State University searle@math.wichita.edu

6:00 p.m.
Banachvalued multilinear singular integrals.
Francesco Di Plinio, Brown University
Yumeng Ou*, Brown University 
6:00 p.m.
On finding ghost solutions of the 2D NavierStokes equations.
JING TIAN*, Texas A&M University
Bingsheng zhang, Texas A&M University 
6:00 p.m.
A random version of the rforkfree theorem.
Kirsten Hogenson*, Iowa State University
Ryan R Martin, Iowa State University 
6:00 p.m.
A Dual Operation on Strongly Stable Ideals.
Katie Ansaldi*, University of Notre Dame
KueiNuan Lin, Penn State Greater Allegheny 
6:00 p.m.
The DehnSomerville relations and the Catalan matroid.
A M Chavez*, University of California, Berkeley
N Yamzon, San Francisco State University 
6:00 p.m.
Hurwitz Correspondences on $\mathcal{M}_{0,n}$.
Rohini Ramadas*, University of Michigan 
6:00 p.m.
GoalOriented A Posteriori Error Estimation for Saddle Point Problem in $hp$ Adaptive FEM.
Arezou Ghesmati*, Texas A&M University
Bruno Turcksin, Texas A&M University
Wolfgang Bangerth, Texas A&M University 
6:00 p.m.
Zeroone laws for edge weighted graphs.
Caroline Terry*, University of Illinois at Chicago 
6:00 p.m.
Dual Filtered Graphs.
Rebecca Patrias*, University of Minnesota
Pavlo Pylyavskyy, University of Minnesota 
6:00 p.m.
A Stronger Solution to Smale's Seventeenth Problem for Strongly Sparse Systems.
Kaitlyn Phillipson*, Texas A&M University
Paula E. Burkhardt, Pomona College
J. Maurice Rojas, Texas A&M University 
6:00 p.m.
On Decomposition of the product of two key polynomials into Demazure atoms.
Anna Ying Pun*, University of Pennsylvaia 
6:00 p.m.
Modelbased predictions of vesicle pool size in the ribbon synapse of photoreceptor neurons.
Wallace B Thoreson, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Matthew J Van Hook, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Caitlyn M Parmelee*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Carina Curto, The Pennsylvania State University 
6:00 p.m.
$K$Theoretic Demazure Atoms and SetValued Skyline Diagrams.
Cara Monical*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
6:00 p.m.
Almost NonNegative Curvature On Some Fake $\mathbb{R}P^n$s.
Priyanka Rajan*, University of California, Riverside 
6:00 p.m.
Global Dynamics of a Model of Joint Hormone Treatment with Dendritic Cell Vaccine for Prostate Cancer.
Erica M Rutter*, Arizona State University
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University 
6:00 p.m.
The prism tableau model for Schubert polynomials.
Anna Weigandt*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Alexander Yong, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
6:00 p.m.
Reconstruction of an Evolving Signal from the Incomplete Information of Its Future States.
Sui Tang*, Vanderbilt University 
6:00 p.m.
Tensor product surfaces and linear syzygies.
Eliana Duarte*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
Hal Schenck, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign 
6:00 p.m.
CoxeterbiCatalan Combinatorics.
Emily Barnard*, North Carolina State University
Nathan Reading, North Carolina State University 
6:00 p.m.
Some graph models in nanoscience and solid state.
Ngoc Do*, Texas A&M University
Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M University
Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University

6:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the WEB (WEB SIGMAA) Guest Lecture
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center

6:00 p.m.
Streamlining assessment, feedback, and archival with automultiplechoice.
Matthew Leingang*, New York University
(1116002095)

6:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Mathematically Bent Theater
Performed by Colin Adams and the Mobiusbandaid Players.
Ballroom 6A, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception
Aspen, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Friday January 8, 2016, 6:15 p.m.7:05 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government(BIG SIGMAA)Guest Lecture
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center

6:15 p.m.
What makes a mathematician a data scientist?
Genetha Gray*, Intel Corporation
(111600957)

6:15 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 7:05 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government(BIG SIGMAA)Reception
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 7:45 p.m.8:35 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Why mathematicians and statisticians are needed to create lasting social impact.
Grand Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Tanya A Moore*, Building Diversity in Science/Presidio Graduate School
(1116002803) 
Friday January 8, 2016, 7:45 p.m.8:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government (BIG SIGMAA)Business Meeting
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center 
Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Project NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Grand Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Saturday January 9, 2016

Saturday January 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Email Center
Atrium Lobby, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 7:45 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Undergraduate Research, I
Chelan 4, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

7:45 a.m.
Edge Detection from Spectral Phase Data.
Alexander B Reynolds*, Arizona State University
(1116422111) 
8:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Successfully Managing Distinct Research Projects.
James Michael Keane*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1116001554) 
8:15 a.m.
Phylogenetic Supertree Reconstruction Using Weighted Quartets.
Keertana Anandraj*, Wellesley College
Laura Brunner, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
(1116001536) 
8:30 a.m.
Soft Contact Lens Hydration Modeling.
Austin R Alderete*, George Mason University
(1116002623) 
8:45 a.m.
A graph theoretic approach to the inverse voter preference voter problem.
Selene Chew*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1116051384) 
9:00 a.m.
Distinguishing Numbers of 2Trees.
Poppy Immel*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(111605288) 
9:15 a.m.
Minimal Length Maximal Green Sequences for Type $\mathbb{A}$ Quivers.
Peter E. Dillery*, University of Virginia
Emily E. Cormier, Bowdoin College
John H. Whelan, Vassar College
(111605399) 
9:30 a.m.
Classification of Spanning Trees by Isomorphism.
Andrew Meier*, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Austin Mohr, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(1116052793) 
9:45 a.m.
Study on Oddly Bipancyclic Graphs and Other NPancyclic Graphs.
Lisa Joy Mueller*, California State University, Fullerton
Oliver Sawin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
WonHyuk "Harry" Choi, Pomona College
Abdollah Khodkar, University of West Georgia
(111611436) 
10:00 a.m.
On the Catenary Degree of Numerical Monoids Generated by a Generalized Arithmetic Sequence.
Rachel Jade Domagalski*, Central Michigan University
Dana Lacey, North Central College
James E. Pangelinan III, University of Guam
Marly Cormar, University of Florida
(1116111283) 
10:15 a.m.
Ranges of Divisor Functions.
Colin Defant*, University of Florida
(111611803) 
10:30 a.m.
EdgeMagic Total Labelings.
Lisa Joy Mueller*, California State University, Fullerton
Kajal Chokshi, Loyola University Chicago
Nick Bohall, University of Washington
Jackie Emrich, Loyola University Maryland
Abdollah Khodkar, University of West Georgia
(111611435) 
10:45 a.m.
Homomorphic Encryption: Ring Learning With Errors.
Tamalika Mukherjee*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(111612773) 
11:00 a.m.
Galois Groups of Degree 15 padic Polynomials.
Chad Awtrey, Elon University
Kristen Mazur, Elon University
Sara Rodgers*, Elon University
Nicole Soltz, Elon University
Jesi Weed, Elon University
(111612557) 
11:15 a.m.
Degree 6 Polynomials and Their Solvability by Radicals.
Chad Awtrey, Elon University
Robin French, Williams High School
Peter L Jakes*, Elon University
Alan Russell, Elon University
(111612561) 
11:30 a.m.
Determining Unique Hamiltonicity Using Gröbner Bases.
Aaron Tyler Wagner*, Viterbo University
Kainalu Barino, Brigham Young University
Monica Busser, Youngstown State University
Vanessa Aguirre, University of Hawaii  Hilo
(1116141011) 
11:45 a.m.
A taste of dual billiards.
Abdullah Khan*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(1116532995)

7:45 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Topological Methods in Combinatorics, III
Room 204, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew Berget, Western Washington University
Steven Klee, Seattle University klees@seattleu.edu
Isabella Novik, University of Washington, Seattle

8:00 a.m.
Weighted Tree Enumeration of Cubical Complexes.
Ghodratollah Aalipour, Kharazmi University and University of Colorado Denver
Art Duval*, University of Texas at El Paso
Jeremy Martin, University of Kansas
(1116051635) 
8:30 a.m.
Sandpiles, spanning trees, and plane duality.
Melody Chan, Department of Mathematics, Brown University
Darren Glass, Department of Mathematics, Gettysburgh College
Matthew Macauley, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University
David Perkinson*, Department of Mathematics, Reed College
Caryn Werner, Department of Mathematics, Allegheny College
Qiaoyu Yang, Department of Mathematics, Reed College
(1116051773) 
9:00 a.m.
The expected jaggedness of order ideals.
Melody Chan, Harvard University
Shahrzad Haddadan, Dartmouth College
Sam Hopkins*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Luca Moci, University ParisDiderot Paris 7
(111605386) 
9:30 a.m.
The Hurwitz action in real reflection groups.
Joel Brewster Lewis*, University of Minnesota
(111605483) 
10:00 a.m.
Quadraticlinear duality and rational homotopy theory of chordal arrangements.
Christin Bibby*, University of Western Ontario
Justin Hilburn, University of Oregon
(1116551714) 
10:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Combinatorial and geometric view of the system reliability theory.
Fatemeh Mohammadi*, Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin)
(1116051679) 
11:00 a.m.
A McMullen formula for the number of lattice points of generalized permutohedra.
Federico Castillo*, UC Davis
Fu Liu, UC Davis
(1116051167) 
11:30 a.m.
Lattice point enumeration, mutations, and Fano lattice simplices.
Benjamin Braun*, University of Kentucky
Robert Davis, Michigan State University
Liam Solus, IAS Austria and MIT
(111605495)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analytic Function Spaces and Operators on Them
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Ferguson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa tjferguson1@ua.edu
Hyun Kwon, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

8:00 a.m.
Common reducing subspaces of several weighted shifts with operator weights.
Caixing Gu*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(1116471163) 
8:30 a.m.
Hyponormality of commuting pairs of Toeplitz operators with matrixvalued symbols.
Raul E Curto*, The University of Iowa
(1116471576) 
9:00 a.m.
On the Harmonic and Geometric Maximal Operators.
Linden Anne Duffee*, University of Alabama
(1116432283) 
9:30 a.m.
On Hilbert modules.
Ronald G Douglas*, Texas A&M University
(1116471175) 
10:00 a.m.
A Refinement of Wolff's Theorem on the Multiplier Algebra of the Dirichlet Space.
Debendra Banjade, Coastal Carolina University
Hyun Kwon, The University of Alabama
Todd Neal*, The University of Alabama
(1116302654) 
10:30 a.m.
Hankel Operators, Invariant Subspaces, and Cyclic Vectors in the DruryArveson Space.
James Sunkes*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Stefan Richter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(111632204) 
11:00 a.m.
On Toeplitz operators with matrix almost periodic symbols.
Ilya M Spitkovsky*, NYUAD and William
(1116471225) 
11:30 a.m.
A Class of Integral Operators on Zygmund spaces of the unit disk.
Snehalatha Ballamoole*, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.
Thomas Len Miller, Mississippi State University
Vivien Glass Miller, Mississippi State University
(1116472781)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Applied and Computational Topology, I
Room 201, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Pawel Dlotko, INRIA Saclay, France
Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College nscoville@ursinus.edu
Matthew Wright, IMA University of Minnesota

8:00 a.m.
Homology of generalized configuration spaces.
Radmila Sazdanovic*, North Carolina State University
(1116571528) 
8:30 a.m.
VietorisRips complexes of circles and ellipses.
Michał Adamaszek, University of Copenhagen
Henry Adams*, Colorado State University
Samadwara Reddy, Duke University
(111657832) 
9:00 a.m.
Reconstructing manifolds and functions from random samples.
Vidit Nanda*, University of Pennsylvania
(1116551268) 
9:30 a.m.
Subsampling methods for persistent homology.
Frederic Chazal*, INRIA Saclay
(111655555) 
10:00 a.m.
Sheafbased communication network invariants.
Michael Robinson*, American University
(111655109) 
10:30 a.m.
Recent results on constructible Reeb spaces and the interleaving distance.
Justin Michael Curry*, Duke University
(1116551758) 
11:00 a.m.
Reeb Space Approximation with Guarantees.
Elizabeth Munch*, University at Albany  SUNY
Bei Wang, University of Utah
(111655305) 
11:30 a.m.
Rigorous validation of isolating blocks for flows and their Conley indices.
Thomas Stephens*, George Mason University
(1116571606)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Dynamics, III
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Matthew Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joseph Silverman, Brown University jhs@math.brown.edu

8:00 a.m.
Some applications of the Arithmetic euqidistribution theorem in Complex Dynamics.
Hexi Ye*, University of British Columbia
(111637418) 
8:30 a.m.
Canonical heights and preperiodic points for a special class of polynomials.
Patrick Ingram*, Colorado State University
(1116111935) 
9:00 a.m.
Postcritical sets in moduli space.
Sarah Koch*, University of Michigan
(111630475) 
9:30 a.m.
The dynamical AndréOort conjecture.
Holly Krieger*, MIT
(111637747) 
10:00 a.m.
Automorphism Groups and Invariant Theory on PN.
Joao Alberto de Faria, Florida Institute of Technology
Benjamin Hutz*, Saint Louis University
(1116371810) 
10:30 a.m.
Genralized dynamical systems, from monoid actions to homomorphisms.
Chong Gyu Lee*, Soongsil University
(111637835) 
11:00 a.m.
A very elementary proof of a conjecture of B. and M. Shapiro for cubic rational functions.
Bianca A Thompson*, Smith College
Xander Faber, Center for Computing Sciences, Institute for Defense Analyses
(111611476) 
11:30 a.m.
The dynamics of Apollonian circle packings.
Sneha Chaubey, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Elena Fuchs, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Robert Hines, University of Colorado, Boulder
Katherine E Stange*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(111611941)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Smith, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Emily Witt, University of Utah
Irena Swanson, Reed College iswanson@reed.edu

8:00 a.m.
Rees rings and singularities of curves.
Claudia Polini*, University of Notre Dame
(111613834) 
8:30 a.m.
Stabilization of BoijSöderberg decompositions of systems of ideals.
Sarah MayesTang*, Quest University Canada
(111613994) 
9:00 a.m.
Interior operations on the set of ideals of a ring.
Janet Vassilev*, University of New Mexico
(1116131147) 
9:30 a.m.
Nilpotent matrices having a given Jordan type as maximum commuting nilpotent orbit.
Anthony Iarrobino, Northeastern
Leila Khatami*, Union College
Bart Van Steirteghem, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
Rui Zhao, University of Missouri, Columbia
(111615972) 
10:00 a.m.
Uniform Bounds of ArtinRees type for free resolutions.
Ian Aberbach, Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri, Columbia
Aline Hosry, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences II, Lebanese University, Fanar, Lebanon
Janet Striuli*, Department of Mathematics, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
(1116131138) 
10:30 a.m.
Matrix Schubert varieties and Gaussian conditional independence models.
Alex Fink, Queen Mary University of London
Jenna Rajchgot*, University of Michigan
Seth Sullivant, North Carolina State University
(1116131853) 
11:00 a.m.
The parametric variation of $A$hypergeometric functions.
Christine Berkesch Zamaere*, University of Minnesota
Jens Forsgård, Texas A&M University
Laura Felicia Matusevich, Texas A&M University
(1116131299) 
11:30 a.m.
Algebraic Methods in Computer Vision.
Rekha Thomas*, University of Washington
(111614540)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Current Areas of Interest in the Mathematical Sciences of Medieval Islam, I
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Mohammad K. Azarian, University of Evansville
Mohammad Javaheri, Siena College
Emelie A. Kenney, Siena College kenney@siena.edu

9:00 a.m.
Generating the symmetries of medieval Islamic ornaments.
B. Grunbaum*, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(1116521213) 
9:30 a.m.
Intersecting Polygons/Exploring Space in Medieval Islamic Architecture.
Carol Bier*, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA
(111601609) 
10:00 a.m.
Nizām alDīn `Abd al`Alī ibn Muhammad ibn Husain alBīrjandī, a 16th Century Polymath Genius.
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(111601779) 
10:30 a.m.
Intersecting Squares: Geometric Compositions of Square Kufic Calligraphy in Bibi Khanum Mosque, Samarkand.
Mamoun Sakkal*, Principal, Sakkal Design
(111651398) 
11:00 a.m.
AlKashi's Two Methods for Finding $\sin 1^{\circ}$.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Quest University
(111601782)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on DataIntensive Modeling in Ecology
Room 4C4, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Nikolay Strigul, Washington State University, Vancouver nick.strigul@wsu.edu
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State Unviersity, Vancouver

8:00 a.m.
Image Classification of Plankton Data Using Convolutional Neural Networks.
Chaoran Wei*, the College of William and Mary
Nadia Aly, the College of William and Mary
Daniel McGibney, the College of William and Mary
Daniel Vasiliu, the College of William and Mary
(1116622842) 
8:30 a.m.
A dataintensive model forecasting forest response to climaterelated stress.
Jean F Liénard*, Washington State University (Vancouver), Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(1116922172) 
9:00 a.m.
Modelling Remote Sensing Data in Ecology.
Leslie New*, Washington State University
Trish Miller, West Virginia University
Adam Duerr, West Virginia University
Melissa Braham, West Virginia University
Todd Katzner, U.S. Geological Survey
(1116622370) 
9:30 a.m.
Voxelbased assessment of sunlight distribution in forests using LiDAR data.
Demetrios Gatziolis*, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon
(1116922143) 
10:00 a.m.
Optimizing biodiversity in metagenomics via compressed sensing.
David Koslicki*, Oregon State University
Simon Foucart, Texas A&M University
(1116922481) 
10:30 a.m.
Modelling spatiotemporal animal distributions using highdefinition video surveys.
C R Donovan*, CREEM, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews
M L Mackenzie, CREEM, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews
A Webb, HiDef Aerial Surveying
N B Erichson, CREEM, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews
(1116622542) 
11:00 a.m.
Dataintensive modeling of forest dynamics using time inhomogeneous Markov chains.
Nikolay S. Strigul*, Washington State University Vancouver
(1116922202) 
11:30 a.m.
The small data era of ecology.
Timothée Poisot*, Université de Montréal
(1116922307)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Global Harmonic Analysis, III
Room 610, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Steven Zelditch, Northwestern University szelditch@northwestern.edu
Hart Smith, University of Washington, Seattle
Chris Sogge, Johns Hopkins University

9:00 a.m.
Problems related to the concentration of eigenfunctions.
Christopher Sogge*, Johns Hopkins University
(1116582984) 
10:00 a.m.
Universal Scaling Asymptotics for Spectral Projector of the Laplacian and Applications to Random Waves.
Boris Hanin*, MIT
Yaiza Canzani, Harvard
(1116531133) 
11:00 a.m.
$L^2$ restriction bounds for quantum ergodic eigenfunctions.
John A. Toth*, McGill University
(111635687)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Algebra, I
Rooms 307/308, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California Berkeley bernd@berkeley.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington, Seattle

8:00 a.m.
Spectrahedral Cones with rank 1 extreme rays.
Grigoriy Blekherman*, Georgia Tech
Rainer Sinn, Georgia Tech
Mauricio Velasco, Universidad de los Andes
(1116141019) 
8:30 a.m.
A Lower Bound for the Determinantal Complexity of a Hypersurface.
Jarod Alper, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Tristram Bogart*, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Mauricio Velasco, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
(111668507) 
9:00 a.m.
Unitarily decomposable tensors.
Ada Boralevi, Eindhoven University of Technology
Jan Draisma*, Eindhoven University of Technology
Emil Horobeţ, Eindhoven University of Technology
Elina Robeva, University of California, Berkeley
(111614653) 
9:30 a.m.
Slack ideals and semidefinite representations of polytopes.
João Gouveia*, University of Coimbra
(1116491959) 
10:00 a.m.
Tensor decomposition via numerical algebraic geometry.
Jonathan D Hauenstein*, University of Notre Dame
Alessandra Bernardi, University of Bologna
Noah S Daleo, Worcester State University
Bernard Mourrain, Inria Sophia Antipolis
(1116652797) 
10:30 a.m.
Maximum Likelihood Degree of Toric Models in Algebraic Statistics.
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University
(1116142328) 
11:00 a.m.
Rigid Multiview Varieties.
Michael Joswig, TU Berlin
Joe Kileel*, UC Berkeley
Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley
André Wagner, TU Berlin
(1116141439) 
11:30 a.m.
Orthogonally invariant matrix varieties.
HonLeung Lee*, University of Washington
(1116152029)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures
Skagit 5, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Natalie Sheils, University of Washington, Seattle
Chris Swierczewski, University of Washington, Seattle cswiercz@uw.edu

8:00 a.m.
Computing Solutions to the KadomtsevPetviashvili Equation.
Christopher Swierczewski*, University of Washington
(1116352163) 
8:30 a.m.
InitialtoInterface Maps.
Natalie Elizabeth Sheils*, University of Minnesota
(111635862) 
9:00 a.m.
Water Waves: Reconstructing the Surface Elevation from Pressure Data.
Katie Oliveras*, Seattle University
Vishal Vasan, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS)
(1116761297) 
9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Waves Over Currents.
Chris Curtis*, San Diego State University
Katie Oliveras, Seattle University
Sam Shen, San Diego State University
Theresa Morrison, San Diego State University
(1116762136) 
10:00 a.m.
Comparison of Stability of Solutions to Hamiltonian Water Wave Models.
Olga Trichtchenko*, University College London
Bernard Deconinck, University of Washington
JeanMarc VandenBroeck, University College London
(1116762230) 
10:30 a.m.
Analyzing the stability spectrum for elliptic solutions to the focusing NLS equation.
Bernard Deconinck, University of Washington
Benjamin Louis Segal*, University of Washington
(1116352769) 
11:00 a.m.
Gradient descent with nonlinear constraints: a dynamical systems approach.
Vishal Vasan*, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
(1116341374) 
11:30 a.m.
Applications of RiemannHilbert problems.
Thomas Trogdon*, New York University
(1116651997)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Pseudorandomness and Its Applications, IV
Room 606, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge
Jozsef Solymosi, University of British Columbia solymosi@math.ubc.ca

8:00 a.m.
Most trees are short and fat.
Louigi AddarioBerry*, McGill University
(1116601700) 
8:30 a.m.
Inverse Expander Mixing for Hypergraphs.
Emma Cohen, School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
Dhruv Mubayi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Peter Ralli, School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
Prasad V Tetali*, School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
(1116052565) 
9:00 a.m.
The Structure and Chromatic Number of Hfree Graphs.
Bruce Reed*, McGill University
(11160545) 
9:30 a.m.
Random greedy hypergraph processes.
Tom Bohman*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1116052488) 
10:00 a.m.
A different kind of pseudo.
Boaz Barak*, Microsoft Research and Harvard University
(11166896) 
11:00 a.m.
Sets of points with many collinear triples: a theorem and variations.
Zeev Dvir*, Princeton University
(111605244)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Walks, Quantum Markov Chains, Quantum Computation and Related Topics, III
Room 602, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Chaobin Liu, Bowie State University cliu@bowiestate.edu
Takyua Machida, Japan Sociey for the Promotion of Science
Salvador E. VenegasAndraca, Technológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Nelson Petulante, Bowie State University

8:00 a.m.
Continuoustime quantum walks over simply connected graphs, amplitudes and invariants.
Phillip R. Dukes*, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(111681983) 
8:30 a.m.
The discretetime quaternionic quantum walk and the second weighted zeta function on a graph.
Hideo Mitsuhashi*, Utsunomiya University
Norio Konno, Yokohama National University
Iwao Sato, Oyama National College of Technology
(111681764) 
9:00 a.m.
Limit distribution of a quantum walk on a twodimensional square lattice.
Takuya Machida*, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
(111681262) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Talking Quantum: Prattle $>$ Chatter $>$ Ask $>$ Solve.
Mark Furtney*, DWave Systems, Inc
(1116031039) 
10:00 a.m.
Finding Substructures in Highly Symmetric Graphs Using Quantum Walks and an Efficient Technique for Creating GroverType Algorithms.
Seth S Cottrell*, New York, NY
(111681961) 
10:30 a.m.
Topological phases of a $\mathcal{PT}$ symmetric nonunitary quantum walk.
Hideaki Obuse*, Department of Applied Physics, Hokkaido University
(1116812181) 
11:00 a.m.
Formula Method for Bound State Problems.
Babatunde J. Falaye*, ESFM, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, UPALM, México D. F. 07738, México.
(111681979) 
11:30 a.m.
Entanglement rates for bipartite open systems.
Anna Vershynina*, Technical University of Munich, Germany
(111681513)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Random and Complex Dynamics of ReactionDiffusion Systems, I
Room 401, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Anton Hoegele, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Yuncheng You, University of South Florida, Tampa you@mail.usf.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Enskog Process.
Sergio Albeverio, University of Bonn
Barbara Rüdiger, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Padmanabhan Sundar*, Louisiana State University
(111660927) 
8:30 a.m.
Optimal control of parabolic PDE systems modeling competitive populations.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee, Math Dept, and NIMBioS, Knoxville TN
Kokum DeSilva, University of Tennessee, Math Dept, Knoxville TN
(111635772) 
9:00 a.m.
The Slow Dynamics of Localized Spot Patterns for ReactionDiffusion Systems on the Sphere.
Michael J Ward*, Dept. of Mathematics, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Phillipe Trinh, Oxford Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Oxford University
(1116351107) 
9:30 a.m.
Structure of attractors for the reactiondiffusion systems in chemical and biological models.
Junping Shi*, Department of Mathematics, College of William and Mary
(111635820) 
10:00 a.m.
Nonlinear lower bounds for the fractional laplacian and applications.
Michele Coti Zelati*, University of Maryland
(111635800) 
10:30 a.m.
The dynamics of reactiondiffusion equations with heavytailed Lévy noise.
Michael A. Högele*, Universidad de los Andes
Arnaud Debussche, EMS Rennes, France
Peter Imkeller, Humboldt University Berlin
(1116601696) 
11:00 a.m.
Two Types of Nonlocal Diffusions and the Convergence to the Random/Normal Diffusion.
Xiaoxia Xie*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Wenxian Shen, Auburn University
Jinqiao Duan, Illinois Institute of Technology
Xiaofan Li, Illinois Institute of Technology
(111635186)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, I
Room 310, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
XiangSheng Wang, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau xswang@semo.edu

8:00 a.m.
Ladder Operators for RationallyExtended Potentials Connected with Exceptional Orthogonal Polynomials and Superintegrability.
Ian Marquette*, The University of Queensland
(1116811703) 
8:30 a.m.
Expected number of real zeros of random orthogonal polynomials.
Xiaoju Xie*, Oklahoma State University
(1116001080) 
9:00 a.m.
Some Integrals of S. Ramanujan and S. Chowla.
Bruce C Berndt*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(111633646) 
10:00 a.m.
Understanding Meijer $G$functions.
Richard Beals*, Mathematics Department, Yale University
(111633454) 
11:00 a.m.
Asymptotic analysis of difference equations.
XiangSheng Wang*, Southeast Missouri State University
(1116412044) 
11:30 a.m.
Decay rates of energy functions for a system with memory.
TiJun Xiao*, School of Mathematical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, P. R. China
(111633274)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, III
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Simulation, visualization and control of quadcopters.
Alexander M Baez*, Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon Campus
Carmen Caiseda, Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon Campus
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
Nitin Nellanki, George Mason University
Byong Kwon, George Mason University
(1116702633) 
8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling, Dynamics, and Simulation of Search and Rescue Operations through UAVs.
Kathleen A McLane*, George Mason University
Alexander Baez, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
Pradyuta Seshaiyer, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Carmen Caiseda, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Byong Kwon, George Mason University
Nithin Ellanki, George Mason University
(1116002626) 
9:00 a.m.
Neighborhoodrestricted $[\ge 3]$Chromatic Colorings.
James Dustin Chandler*, East Tennessee State University
Cecilia Ashlie Dorado, East Tennessee State University
Teresa W Haynes, East Tennessee State University
(1116032676) 
9:30 a.m.
Class 0 Bounds for Graph Pebbling.
Daniel W Cranston, Virginia Commonwealth University
Luke Postle, University of Waterloo
Chenxiao Xue*, Davidson College
Carl Yerger, Davidson College
(1116051311) 
10:00 a.m.
Outer Automorphisms of $S_6$ Acting on Combinatorial Structures.
Jason Saied*, Lafayette College
Dantong Zhu, Lafayette College
(1116202824) 
10:30 a.m.
Rings, Completions, and Strange Formal Fibers.
Sarah M. Fleming, Williams College
Lena Ji, Columbia University
S. Loepp, Williams College
Peter M. McDonald, Williams College
Nina Pande*, Williams College
David Schwein, Brown University
(111613238) 
11:00 a.m.
Conversations: Customer Service through Twitter Platform.
Liyu Xia*, The University of Chicago
Mary Marie Kemp, Occidental College
Md Afzal Hossain, New York City Collage of Technology
Alexandra Mary Howes, University of Cambridge
(111662285) 
11:30 a.m.
Constructive Galois Theory with Linear Algebraic Groups.
Eric Y Chen, University of California, Berkeley
John T Ferrara*, Bucknell University
Liam M Mazurowski, Carnegie Mellon University
(111612291)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Special Functions and qSeries, II
Chelan 2, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Richard Askey, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of Central Florida and King Saud University, Riyadh mourad.eh.ismail@gmail.com
Erik Koelink, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

8:00 a.m.
Discrete MacdonaldMehta integrals.
S Ole Warnaar*, The University of Queensland
(111633426) 
8:30 a.m.
Transmutation operators acting on solutions of the system of pde's for Appell's hypergeometric $F_2$.
Tom H Koornwinder*, Kortewegde Vries Institute, University of Amsterdam
(111633847) 
9:00 a.m.
Orthogonal polynomials related to a $_2\psi_2$summation formula.
Wolter Groenevelt*, Technische Universiteit Delft
(111633838) 
9:30 a.m.
The nonsymmetric Wilson polynomials are the BannaiIto polynomials.
Vincent X. Genest*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Luc Vinet, Universite de Montreal
Alexei Zhedanov, Universite de Montreal
(1116331083) 
10:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: An interesting connection between complex orthogonal polynomials and nonlinear coherent states.
S. Twareque Ali*, Concordia University, Montreal
(111612869) 
10:30 a.m.
Fundamental Laser Modes in Paraxial Optics: From Computer Algebra and Simulations to Experimental Observation.
Christoph Koutschan, Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Erwin Suazo, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Texas of Rio Grande Valley
Sergei K. Suslov*, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University
(1116351645) 
11:00 a.m.
New multivariate generalizations of Ramanujan's $_1\psi_1$ summation formula.
Michael J Schlosser*, University of Vienna
(1116331992) 
11:30 a.m.
$A_n$ to $A_m$ transformation formulas using Heine's method.
Gaurav Bhatnagar*, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
(1116331228)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry
Chelan 5, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On the Geometry of Difference Painlevé Equations.
Anton Dzhamay*, University of Northern Colorado
Tomoyuki Takenawa, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
(1116142800) 
8:15 a.m.
Polydegree Properties of Polynomial Automorphisms.
Kaitlyn A. Perry*, The University of Alabama
(111614254) 
8:30 a.m.
Quantum Kostka and the rank one problem for $\mathfrak{sl}_{2m}$.
Natalie Hobson*, University of Washington
(111614425) 
8:45 a.m.
On the categorification of Verma modules for $\mathfrak{sl}_2$.
Mee Seong Im*, United States Military Academy
Ben Cox, College of Charleston
(111614799) 
9:00 a.m.
Modular equations for LubinTate formal groups at chromatic level 2.
Yifei Zhu*, Northwestern University
(1116552934) 
9:15 a.m.
Species and noncommutative $\mathbb{P}^{1}$'s over nonalgebraic bimodules.
Daniel Chan, University of New South Wales
Adam Nyman*, Western Washington University
(111614107) 
9:30 a.m.
The moduli space of stable npointed genus zero curves is not a Mori dream space when n is at least 13.
Jose Luis Gonzalez*, Yale University
Kalle Karu, University of British Columbia
(111614512) 
9:45 a.m.
Counting Local Systems on Supersingular Abelian Varieties.
Brett Frankel*, University of Pennsylvania
(111614796) 
10:00 a.m.
Nonnegative Polynomials and Sums of Squares Supported on Circuits.
Timo de Wolff*, Texas A&M University
Sadik Iliman, Goethe University
(1116142712) 
10:15 a.m.
Nullstellensatz for tropical polynomials.
Kalina Mincheva*, Johns Hopkins Universtiy
(1116142815) 
10:30 a.m.
The Picard groups of the stacks $Y_0(2)$ and $Y_0(3)$.
Andrew Niles*, College of the Holy Cross
(1116141479) 
10:45 a.m.
Derived geometric Satake equivalence, Springer correspondence, and small representations.
Jacob P. Matherne*, Louisiana State University
(1116142465) 
11:00 a.m.
Toric degenerations of incomplete flag varieties and their Schubert varieties.
Daniel O. Chupin*, University of Texas at Austin
(1116142958) 
11:15 a.m.
Associated primes of local cohomology after adjoining indeterminates part 2: the general case.
Hannah Robbins*, Roanoke College
(111613250) 
11:30 a.m.
Associating Geometry to the Hopf Algebra $\mathcal{U}_q(\mathfrak{sl}_2)$.
Richard Gene Chandler*, University of Texas at Arlington
Michaela Vancliff, University of Texas at Arlington
(1116161365)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, IV
Room 605, Washington State Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Structure and automorphisms of primitive coherent configurations.
Xiaorui Sun, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
John Wilmes*, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago
(111605701) 
8:15 a.m.
Color blind index in graphs of very low degree.
Charles Suer*, Centre College
(1116052003) 
8:30 a.m.
3connected ${K_{1,3}, P_9}$free Graphs are Hamiltonian Connected.
Qiuju Bian, Shandong University of Technology
Ronald J. Gould, Emory University
Paul Horn, University of Denver
Susan Janiszewski, Emory University
Steven La Fleur, Emory University
Paul Wrayno*, Christopher Newport University
(1116051914) 
8:45 a.m.
Trilateral matroids induced by $n_3$configurations.
Michael W Raney*, Georgetown University
(1116051400) 
9:00 a.m.
Tilings by ribbon L nominoes, n odd.
Viorel Nitica*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(1116051709) 
9:15 a.m.
Covering Sets for Rectangles in the Lattice.
William P. Noland*, North Central College
Ethan Gegner, Taylor University
Robert Winslow, University of Kansas
(1116051895) 
9:30 a.m.
Matroids with many small circuits and many small cocircuits.
James Oxley, Louisiana State University
Simon Pfeil*, Louisiana State University
Charles Semple, University of Canterbury
Geoff Whittle, Victoria University of Wellington
(1116051717) 
9:45 a.m.
Enumeration of Ribbon and Mobius Graphs.
Virgil U Pierce*, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(1116051733) 
10:00 a.m.
Ktheory and Monodromy of Schubert Curves.
Maria Monks Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley
Jake Levinson*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1116051830) 
10:15 a.m.
Ramsey numbers of trees and unicyclic graphs versus odd cycles and fans.
Matthew S Brennan*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116051473) 
10:30 a.m.
Parking Functions and the Square Paths Conjecture.
Emily Sergel Leven*, UC San Diego
(1116051982) 
10:45 a.m.
Partitions simultaneously regular, distinct, and/or flat.
William J Keith*, Michigan Technological University
(1116052146) 
11:00 a.m.
Selfdual embeddings of $K_{4m,4n}$ in pseudosurfaces.
Steven Schluchter*, George Mason University
Justin Z Schroeder, Mosaic Centre Radstock
(1116051463) 
11:15 a.m.
On the number of triples of points determining a pair of dot products.
Steven Michael Senger*, Missouri State University
(1116051548) 
11:30 a.m.
Dense binary $PG(t1,2)$free matroids have critical number $t1$ or $t$.
Jonathan Tidor*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116051563) 
11:45 a.m.
Wilf's 'snake oil" method proves an identity in the Motzkin Triangle.
Moa Apagodu*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
(111605760)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.12:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory, I
Skagit 1, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
Topological Entropy of LeftInvariant Magnetic Flows on 2Step Nilmanifolds.
Jonathan Epstein*, Dartmouth College, Mathematics Department
(1116531961) 
8:15 a.m.
Spreading speeds and uniqueness of traveling waves for a reaction diffusion equation with spatiotemporal delays.
Z. Q. Xu*, Department of Mathematics, Shanhai Jiao Tong University
D. M. Xiao, Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(1116001674) 
8:30 a.m.
Dynamical properties of $S$gap shifts and other shift spaces.
Eugen A Ghenciu*, University of Wisconsin Stout
Simon Baker, University of Manchester
(111637271) 
8:45 a.m.
Analysis of an Arctic sea ice loss model in the limit of a discontinuous albedo.
Kaitlin Hill*, Northwestern University
Dorian S Abbot, University of Chicago
Mary Silber, University of Chicago
(1116371784) 
9:00 a.m.
Simple Smale flows with nband templates ( n=3,4).
Kamal Mani Adhikari*, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Michael Sullivan, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(1116371938) 
9:15 a.m.
{\bf The concept of the dividing surface in collinear Hydrogen exchange reaction.}
Ali Allahem*, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.
(111637335) 
9:30 a.m.
Dynamics in template and networks of complex quadratic maps.
Anca Radulescu*, State University of New York at New Paltz
(111637560) 
9:45 a.m.
Existence and stability of relative equilibria with a dominant vortex.
Alanna HoyerLeitzel*, Mount Holyoke College
Anna M. Barry, University of British Columbia
(1116371401) 
10:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: ON the Hausdorff dimension of unique Beta expansions.
Wenxia Li*, Dept. of Math., East China Normal University
(1116371461) 
10:15 a.m.
Stability of Broucke's Isosceles Triangle Orbit.
Skyler C. Simmons*, Brigham Young University
(1116372592) 
10:30 a.m.
A Classification of the Local Dynamics of Some Real Analytic Nonhyperbolic Planar Maps.
William T. Jamieson*, Wheaton College
(1116391698) 
10:45 a.m.
Fractal dimensions of subfractals induced by sofic subshifts.
Elizabeth Sattler*, North Dakota State University
(1116371760) 
11:00 a.m.
Noslip Billiards in Dimension Two.
Chris Cox*, Washington University in St. Louis
Renato Feres, Washington University In St. Louis
(1116371797) 
11:15 a.m.
Population Models with Partial Migration.
Anushaya Mohapatra*, Oregon State University
Haley Ohms, Oregon State University
Dave Lytle, Oregon State University
Patrick De Leenheer, Oregon State University
(1116371850) 
11:30 a.m.
The Specification Property for Certain Classes of Linear Operators.
James P Kelly*, Christopher Newport University
(1116372258) 
11:45 a.m.
Distributional Chaos in Dendritic and Circular Julia Sets.
Nathan Averbeck*, Baylor University
Brian E. Raines, Baylor University
(1116372084) 
12:00 p.m.
Lifting sublattices of attractors/repellers to the lattice of (pre)Lyapunov functions.
Dinesh Kasti*, Florida Atlantic University
William D Kalies, Florida Atlantic University
(1116372016)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Incorporating the History of Mathematics into Developmental Math Courses
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Van Herd, University of Texas at Austin
Amy ShellGellasch, Montgomery College amy.shellgellasch@montgomerycollege.edu

8:00 a.m.
Uncommon mathematics from Tikārām Dhañanjaya's Śiśubodha Taraṅgi#x0194;ī.
Deepak Basyal*, University of WisconsinMarinette
(1116G11973) 
8:20 a.m.
Using Blood, Guts, and Gore to Keep their Interest.
Meghan M De Witt*, St. Thomas Aquinas College
(1116G12375) 
8:40 a.m.
A comparison of the mathematics problems solved by eighteenth century United States Presidents with the problems solved by students in developmental mathematics courses in the twentyfirst century.
Ronald L Merritt*, Athens State University
(1116G181) 
9:00 a.m.
Who Invented College Algebra?
Susan L Schmoyer*, Worcester State University
(1116G11601) 
9:20 a.m.
Activities on using history of mathematics in a standard college algebra course.
A. S. Elkhader*, Northern State University
(1116G1167) 
9:40 a.m.
Experiences in Using HOM in Community College Prealgebra and Algebra Courses.
John B. Thoo*, Yuba College, Marysville, California
(1116G1431) 
10:00 a.m.
Physical models of the binomial expansion and completing the square.
Amy ShellGellasch*, Montgomery College
(1116G177) 
10:20 a.m.
Why we shouldn't think we're smarter than ancient mathematicians!
Suzanne Sumner*, University of Mary Washington
(1116G11040) 
10:40 a.m.
Newton's Dark Secret: Using Historiographical Controversies to Introduce the Rudiments of Partial Differential Equations (PDE) into Developmental Mathematics Courses.
Van A Herd*, University of Texas at Austin
(1116G1930) 
11:00 a.m.
The Great Art: Cardano's "Ars Magna" in College Algebra and Precalculus.
Cynthia J. Huffman*, Pittsburg State University
(1116G192) 
11:20 a.m.
Greek Chords and Hindu Sines: teaching trigonometry with original sources.
Daniel E. Otero*, Xavier University (OH)
(1116G11191)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Algebra, II
Room 212, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:15 a.m.
On Nonnil$S$Noetherian rings.
Minjae Kwon*, Kyungpook National University
Jung Wook Lim, Kyungpook National University
(1116VA2239) 
8:30 a.m.
The category of graded modules of a generalized Weyl algebra.
Robert J Won*, University of California, San Diego
(1116VA2032) 
8:45 a.m.
The Lie Algebra Associated to the Filtration of $SL_n(R)$ by Congruence Subgroups.
Jonathan E Lopez*, Canisius College
(1116VA2371) 
9:00 a.m.
Classifying the Fine Structures of Involutions Acting on Root Systems.
Samuel Ivy*, United State Military Academy
(1116VA2768) 
9:15 a.m.
Complete classification of connected primecube dimensional Hopf algebras.
Van C. Nguyen*, Northeastern University
Linhong Wang, University of Pittsburgh
Xingting Wang, Temple University
(1116VA2818) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Arithmetic Differential Subgroups of $Gl_{n}$.
Alfonso E HerasLlanos*, University of New Mexico
(1116VA2882) 
9:45 a.m.
Finitely Constrained Groups Having Almost Maximal Hausdorff Dimension.
Andrew Penland*, Western Carolina University
(1116VA2909) 
10:00 a.m.
The lattice of ideals of a nilpotent Leibniz algebra.
Austin H Jones*, North Carolina State University
(1116VA2935) 
10:15 a.m.
Green Rings of Pointed, Coserial Hopf Algebras.
Kevin Gerstle*, University of Iowa
(1116VA297) 
10:30 a.m.
Rank 2 geometries as right regular bands.
Francis Pastijn, Marquette University
Justin Albert*, Carthage College
(1116VA842) 
10:45 a.m.
A Visualization of Quillen Stratification.
Jared Warner*, City University New York Guttman Community College
(1116VA938) 
11:00 a.m.
Groupoids with root systems in real vector spaces.
Timothy D. Ferdinands*, Mercer University
(1116VA949)

8:15 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, IV
Room 214, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Optimal Parameters in Option Pricing Model.
Narayan Thapa*, Cameron University
(1116VC802) 
8:15 a.m.
Stability for Perturbations of a Steady State at the One Dimensional Case.
Xinyao Yang*, University of Missouri
(1116VC2885) 
8:30 a.m.
Master Stability Islands for Oscillation Death in Networks of DelayCoupled Oscillators.
Stanley R Huddy*, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Jie Sun, Clarkson University
(1116VC2916) 
8:45 a.m.
A Mathematical Model for the Propagation of an Animal Species on a Plain.
J. N. Ndam*, University of Jos
S. Dung, University of Jos
(1116VC347) 
9:00 a.m.
On the Convergence of Adaptive Random Search Methods for Constrained and MultiObjective BlackBox Optimization.
Rommel G Regis*, Saint Joseph's University, Department of Mathematics
(1116VC2879) 
9:15 a.m.
A Computational Model for PTSD and Cognitive Function.
Pengcheng Xiao*, Department of Mathematics, University of Evansville
Jianzhong Su, Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington
(1116VC477) 
9:30 a.m.
Reynolds' Space Average.
Nicholas C. Jacob*, East Central University
(1116VC478) 
9:45 a.m.
Fractional Brownian Motion and Managing Risk in LongTerm Hedging with Shortterm Futures Contracts.
Wei Cui*, The University of Alabama
Zhijian Wu, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(1116VC546) 
10:00 a.m.
Identification of Parameters in Mathematical Biology.
Roby R Poteau*, Florida Institute of Technology
Ugur G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
(1116VC563) 
10:15 a.m.
Applications of the partial WienerHopf factorization in Dynamic Fracture Machanics.
Aleksandr Smirnov*, Louisiana State University
(1116VC633) 
10:30 a.m.
Comparison of Numerical Solutions of BlackScholes Option Pricing Model.
Ayush L Joshi*, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma
Gokul R Kadel, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma
Narayan Thapa, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma
(1116VC654) 
10:45 a.m.
Maximizing Guaranteed Value in a Fair Division of a Cake under PiecewiseLinear Valuations.
Brandon S Payne*, Cameron University
James R Dover, Cameron University
(1116VC655) 
11:00 a.m.
Tuberculosis(TB) Disease Modeling in the US.
Ellie Mainou*, Smith College
Chenyue Lu, Mount Holyoke College
Olivia Justynski, Mount Holyoke College
(1116VC997)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Probability and Statistics, III
Room 213, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:15 a.m.
Some Statistical Tools for Data in Hilbert Spaces.
Krishna Kaphle*, University of Maine at Fort Kent
(1116VP2463) 
8:30 a.m.
Rooted triplets in species tree inference: some new results on construction and application.
Jeffrey B Gaither*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(1116VP2579) 
8:45 a.m.
Discussion 
8:45 a.m.
A PredictionBased Time Series Clustering of Brain Cancer Mortality Rates in The United States.
Doo Young Kim*, University of South Florida
Chris P. Tsokos, University of South Florida
(1116VP2353) 
9:00 a.m.
Clarifications and Caveats on Data Cloning.
Brian R Zaharatos*, University of Colorado Boulder
(1116VP2651) 
9:15 a.m.
Semiparametric models for financial volatility.
Steve S. Chung*, Department of Mathematics, California State University, Fresno
XuFeng Niu, Department of Statistics, Florida State University
(1116VP2693) 
9:30 a.m.
Building Large Financial and Economic Networks.
Toyin O Alli*, The University of Alabama
(1116VP284) 
9:45 a.m.
A Method for Selecting the Relevant Dimensions for Text Classification in Singular Vector Spaces.
Dawit G Tadesse*, University of Cincinnati
Mark Carpenter, Auburn University
(1116VP364) 
10:00 a.m.
Adaptive Lasso for Linear Mixed Model Selection via Profile LogLikelihood.
Juming Pan*, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
(1116VP37) 
10:15 a.m.
Best linear invariant estimators using both double ranked set sampling and a modified double ranked set sampling procedures.
Qasim M AlShboul*, Zayed University
Elies Kouider, Ferris State University
(1116VP389) 
10:30 a.m.
Can one make a laser out of cardboard?
Tvrtko Tadić*, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
(1116VP402) 
10:45 a.m.
Stability of a $\mathbb{C}^2$valued Coupled System.
Fan Ny Shum*, University of Connecticut
(1116VP568) 
11:00 a.m.
A SemiParametric Approach to Hypothesis Testing for Hormesis.
Steven B Kim*, California State University Monterey Bay
(1116VP879) 
11:15 a.m.
Empirical noncoverage rate in interval estimation of expected response in ZIM regression.
Khyam Paneru*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1116VP971)

8:15 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Topology
Room 303, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer E. Beineke, Western New England University jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
T. James Reid, University of Mississippi mmreid@olemiss.edu

8:00 a.m.
Volume and Determinant Densities of Hyperbolic Rational Links.
Mia C Smith*, Williams College SMALL REU
(1116VU1638) 
8:15 a.m.
Classification of Dessins D'Enfants of the Completely Reducible Trigonal Curves.
Mehmet Emin Aktas*, Florida State University
(1116VU1716) 
8:30 a.m.
New Knot Invariants in an Expansion of the Colored Jones Polynomial.
A. Overbay*, Austin College
K. Van Dinh, Austin College
(1116VU1848) 
8:45 a.m.
Some nontrivial model categories with trivial associated stable categories.
Deborah Vicinsky*, Wabash College
(1116VU1924) 
9:00 a.m.
The Image of the Witten Genus.
John E Mosley*, University of Kentucky
(1116VU2125) 
9:15 a.m.
$P$spaces and intermediate rings of continuous functions.
Will Murray, California State University, Long Beach
Joshua Sack*, California State University, Long Beach
Saleem Watson, California State University, Long Beach
(1116VU2142) 
9:30 a.m.
The Applications of Region Almost Alternating Knots.
Colin Murphy*, Seattle University
McKenna Renn, University of Washington
Ra'Jene Martin, Denison University
Jennifer Townsend, Bellevue College
(1116VU2206) 
9:45 a.m.
Rational knots and their canonical triangulations.
Dean Matthew Menezes*, University of Texas at Austin
(1116VU2240) 
10:00 a.m.
DijkgraafWitten Type Invariants of Seifert Surfaces in 3Manifolds.
Ik Jae Lee*, Rowan University
David N Yetter, Kansas State University
(1116VU2584) 
10:15 a.m.
Pseudometrizability in the Class of Essentially Hausdorff Spaces.
Gangadhar R Hiremath*, University of North Carolina Pembroke
(1116VU2859) 
10:30 a.m.
Determining Sliceness in 5Stranded Pretzel Knots: The SinglePair Case.
Kathryn Bryant*, Bryn Mawr College
(1116VU302) 
10:45 a.m.
A New Characterization of Clopen Sets.
Jay Stine*, Misericordia University
(1116VU536) 
11:00 a.m.
Selective strong screenability and a game.
Liljana Babinkostova*, Boise State University
Marion Scheepers, Boise State University
(1116VU828)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Modeling in the Undergraduate Classroom, I
Room 607, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Jason Douma, University of Souix Falls jason.douma@usiouxfalls.edu
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College

8:00 a.m.
Arms Races, Fair Voting, and the Bible: Examples from a Case Studies Oriented Modeling Course.
Michael Olinick*, Middlebury College
(1116K1327) 
8:20 a.m.
Discrete sports modeling.
Tim Chartier*, Davidson College
(1116K11239) 
8:40 a.m.
Explore the world through Worldbank: using open data in Liberal Arts Math to explore the world's past and project future trends.
Anna Varvak*, Soka University of America
(1116K1322) 
9:00 a.m.
Using challenge problems to motivate exploring models.
Paul T Taylor*, Shippensburg University
(1116K1829) 
9:20 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Applied Calculus.
Joel Kilty*, Centre College
Alex M McAllister, Centre College
(1116K12831) 
9:40 a.m.
Design and Implementation of an Undergraduate Mathematical Modeling Course with no College Prerequisites.
Ricardo Cortez*, Tulane University
Cynthia O Anhalt, University of Arizona
(1116K1422) 
10:00 a.m.
Flexibility in a Mathematical Modeling class.
Maeve Lewis McCarthy*, Murray State University
(1116K1920) 
10:20 a.m.
A Modeling Approach to Calculus: Using the framework of modeling in the motivation and development of calculus.
D. Brian Walton*, James Madison University
(1116K12420) 
10:40 a.m.
Agent Based Modeling Across the Curriculum.
Jennifer R. Galovich*, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
(1116K11448) 
11:00 a.m.
A Modeling Capstone Course.
Ethan Berkove*, Lafayette College
(1116K12273) 
11:20 a.m.
Offering individualized modeling experiences at a large university.
Sarah Iams*, Harvard University
Margo Levine, Harvard University
(1116K12538) 
11:40 a.m.
A National Mathematical Modeling Contest to Seed the STEM Pipeline.
Leon H Seitelman*, Lead Consultant, Moody's MegaMath Challenge, 20052015
(1116K11945)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, II
Room 608, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster dpasteur@gmail.com
John David, Virginia Military Institute

9:00 a.m.
Baseball as a General Education Mathematics Course.
William P Abrams*, Longwood University
(1116L51532) 
9:20 a.m.
Touchdowns, 3 pointers, and RealWorld Math.
Michael A Furuto*, University of Hawai`i  West O`ahu
(1116L51934) 
9:40 a.m.
Win Expectation Values and Pete Carroll's Decision to Pass in Super Bowl 49.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1116L51880) 
10:00 a.m.
The Measure of a Manager: Various Methods for Assessing the Ability of Baseball Managers.
Thomas W Polaski*, Winthrop University
Alison P Tighe, Winthrop University
(1116L51334) 
10:20 a.m.
SeasonLong Batting Slumps In Major League Baseball.
E Lee May*, Salisbury University
(1116L51396) 
10:40 a.m.
The Bayesian Quarterback: A New Model for Rating NFL Quarterbacks.
Rolando Cardenas*, Valle Verde Early College High School
(1116L52929) 
11:00 a.m.
How Infectious Was #Deflategate?
Eric Eager, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Megan Eberle, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
James P Peirce*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1116L5430) 
11:20 a.m.
Tennis Rankings over Time.
Michael A Jones*, Mathematical Reviews/AMS
Alexander Webb, Macalester College
Jennifer Wilson, Eugene Lang College, New School University
(1116L52461) 
11:40 a.m.
The Probability of Streaks in Sports, in Theory and in Practice.
Doug Drinen*, Sewanee: The University of the South
Will Matson, Sewanee: The University of the South
(1116L51274)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations and Special Functions, II
Room 616, Washington State Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
The Multiplicity of Solutions for a Class of Fourth Order Differential Equations.
Olivia Bennett, University of Central Oklahoma
Daniel Brumley, University of Central Oklahoma
Britney Hopkins, University of Central Oklahoma
Kristi Karber, University of Central Oklahoma
Thomas Milligan*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1116342349) 
8:15 a.m.
The Lyapunovtype inequality for third order and oddorder equations and application to the boundary value problems.
Sougata Dhar*, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.
Qingkai Kong, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.
(111634400) 
8:30 a.m.
Quantum graph model of a graphyne and graphyne nanotubes.
Ngoc Do*, Texas A&M University
Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M University
(111634587) 
8:45 a.m.
Discrete Garnier Sysetms.
Christopher M Ormerod*, California Institute of Technology
(1116392689) 
9:00 a.m.
Existence and Comparison Results for Fourth Order Discrete Eigenvalue Problems.
Jeffrey T Neugebauer*, Eastern Kentucky University
(11163953) 
9:15 a.m.
Nonsymmetric AskeyWilson polynomials and $Q$polynomial distanceregular graphs.
JaeHo Lee*, Tohoku University
(111633114) 
9:30 a.m.
Integral Representations and Composition of Generalized MittagLeffler Function.
Harish Nagar*, Mewar University, Gangrar, Chittorgarh (Rajasthan) India
Alka Tank, Mewar University
(111633766) 
9:45 a.m.
Integral Formulas and Generating Functions of Jacobi Polynomials.
Dominic Lanphier*, Western Kentucky University
(1116331594) 
10:00 a.m.
Properties of the Zeros of the Generalized Basic Hypergeometric Polynomials.
Oksana Bihun*, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
(1116332304) 
10:15 a.m.
Spectral Analysis of the Exceptional Hermite Polynomials.
Jessica Stewart Kelly*, Christopher Newport University
(1116332587) 
10:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Univalent solutions of a second order differential equation.
Mohammad Salmassi*, Framingham State University
Ed Merkes, University of Cincinnati
(1116331641) 
10:45 a.m.
A Nonlinear Fractional Boundary Value Problem in Nabla Fractional Calculus.
Julia St. Goar*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116392130) 
11:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Approximating Solutions of Boundary Value Problems.
Hamid Semiyari*, university of Baltimore
(1116341364) 
11:15 a.m.
Trajectory Controllability of Nonlinear systemsAn analytical and a Numerical Approach.
Dimplekumar N Chalishajar*, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), VA
(1116341085) 
11:30 a.m.
Some Algebraic Considerations for P.
G. Edgar Parker*, James Madison University (Emeritus)
(111634624)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Real and Complex Analysis, II
Room 615, Washington State Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
Inequalities for entire functions of exponential type.
Tariq M Qazi*, Virginia State University
(1116411834) 
8:30 a.m.
Sphericity of a Real Hypersurface via Projective Geometry.
Ilya Kossovskiy*, University of Vienna
(1116322220) 
8:45 a.m.
$L^p$ estimate for a biparameter trilinear pseudodifferential operator.
Guozhen Lu, Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University
Lu Zhang*, Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University
(111642463) 
9:00 a.m.
Can we generalize the limitdefinition of the derivative?
Udita N Katugampola*, Department of Mathematical sciences, University of Delaware
(1116262653) 
9:15 a.m.
Foliations modeling nonrational toric varieties.
Fiammetta Battaglia, University of Florence (Italy)
Dan J. Zaffran*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1116322279) 
9:30 a.m.
The Bohr radius for power series and analytic functions into wedge domains.
Rosihan M Ali*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Roger W Barnard, Texas Tech University
Alexander Yu. Solynin, Texas Tech University
(111630112) 
9:45 a.m.
Some Properties for the Generalized Struve Functions.
See Keong Lee*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Rosihan M. Ali, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(111630554) 
10:00 a.m.
NonLinear Extremal Problems in Bergman Spaces.
Pritha Chakraborty*, Texas Tech University
Alexander Solynin, Texas Tech University
(111630989) 
10:15 a.m.
Circle Packing Random Triangulations.
Olivia Isabella OrrantiaKotowski*, Texas Tech University
George Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
(1116301764) 
10:30 a.m.
Bivariate Left Fractional Polynomial Monotone Approximation.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(11164133) 
10:45 a.m.
VectorValued Kernels of Bergman Type.
Jerry R. Muir, Jr.*, The University of Scranton
(1116322659) 
11:00 a.m.
Convex Combinations of Planar Harmonic Mappings Realized through Convolutions with Halfstrip Mappings.
Stacey Muir*, The University of Scranton
(1116302554) 
11:15 a.m.
Arbitrary Compositions of Infinitely Many Analytic Complex Functions.
Kourosh Tavakoli*, Oklahoma City University
(1116302839) 
11:30 a.m.
An $L^2$ Inequality for Polynomials.
Mohammed A. Qazi*, Tuskegee University
(1116302874)

8:15 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Revitalizing Complex Analysis
Room 620, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Russell Howell, Westmont College howell@westmont.edu
Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College
Alan Noell, Oklahoma State University

9:00 a.m.
Complex Arithmetic Boot Camp.
Yves Nievergelt*, Eastern Washington University
(1116R1149) 
9:20 a.m.
Advanced linear algebra: a call for the early introduction of complex numbers.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(1116R1224) 
9:40 a.m.
The Complex Moduli Project and MathematicaBased Modules in Complex Analysis.
William M. Kinney*, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
(1116R11852) 
10:00 a.m.
Animating maximum and minimum principles in complex analysis.
Paul Zorn*, Saint Olaf College
(1116R12844) 
10:20 a.m.
Zeros of Trinomials: Visualization and Location.
Michael Brilleslyper*, U.S. Air Force Academy
Beth Schaubroeck, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1116R11300) 
10:40 a.m.
Orthogonal Systems in the Euclidean and Lorentzian Complex Planes.
Barbara A. Shipman*, University of Texas at Arlington
Patrick D. Shipman, Colorado State University
Stephen P. Shipman, Louisiana State University
(1116R1885) 
11:00 a.m.
Visualizing Complex Variable Functions with Mapping Diagrams: Linear Fractional Transformations.
Martin E Flashman*, Humboldt State University
(1116R1498) 
11:20 a.m.
Planting Seeds: Complex Analysis Topics in the Calculus Sequence.
Robert Sachs*, George Mason University
(1116R12494) 
11:40 a.m.
Rouchés Theorem: Projects and Pedagogy.
Russell W Howell*, Westmont College
(1116R12363)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations, III
Room 617, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Christopher S. Goodrich, Creghton Preparatory School cgood@prep.creighton.edu
Beverly H. West, Cornell University

8:00 a.m.
Software Tools That Do More with Less.
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University
Karen Allen Keene*, North Carolina State University
(1116S12394) 
8:20 a.m.
Similarities in a first differential equations course.
Robert Sachs*, George Mason University
(1116S12498) 
8:40 a.m.
A Technical Writing Project for Differential Equations Students.
Ben Vanderlei*, University of the Fraser Valley
(1116S12574) 
9:00 a.m.
Using symbolic ODE solvers' full potential to bring out your students' full potential.
Itai Seggev*, Wolfram Research, Inc.
(1116S12713) 
9:20 a.m.
An Investigation Of The Effects of Different Pedagogical Practices in an Introductory Differential Equations Course On Teaching and Learning.
Ron Buckmire*, Occidental College
Treena Basu, Occidental College
(1116S12721) 
9:40 a.m.
Road Rage and You! Exploring ODEs and Modeling through Traffic Models.
Zhengyi Zhou, AT&T Reseaech
Angela Gallegos*, Loyola Marymount University
(1116S12728) 
10:00 a.m.
Modeling word propagation: a connection between ODE and linguistics.
Rachel L. Bayless*, Agnes Scott College
Rachelle C. DeCoste, Wheaton College (MA)
(1116S12766) 
10:20 a.m.
Student discovery of selected topics in differential equations using modeling scenarios.
Amy H Erickson*, Georgia Gwinnett College
Keith A Erickson, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1116S12791) 
10:40 a.m.
A New Perspective on Variation of Parameters.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
William E Boyce, Rennselear Polytechnic Institute
(1116S12840) 
11:00 a.m.
Introducing Laplace Transforms early in an applied Differential Equations course.
Paul D. Olson*, Penn State Erie , the Behrend College
(1116S12876) 
11:20 a.m.
Final Discussion

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics, I
Room 4C3, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College gizem.karalli@pomona.edu
Rosa Orellana, Dartmouth College rosa.c.orellana@dartmouth.edu

8:00 a.m.
On Demazure Crystals for the Quantum Affine Algebra $U_q\left(\hat{sl}(n)\right)$.
Margaret L. Rahmoeller*, Roanoke College
(111608234) 
8:30 a.m.
Demazure Flags, Chebyshev Polynomials, Mock and Partial Theta Functions.
Rekha Biswal, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
Vyjayanthi Chari, University of California, Riverside
Lisa Schneider*, Susquehanna University
Sankaran Viswanath, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
(111605221) 
9:00 a.m.
From the weak Bruhat order to crystal graphs as posets.
Patricia Hersh*, North Carolina State University
Cristian Lenart, SUNY Albany
(1116051386) 
9:30 a.m.
Parking Functions, Sandpiles, and Gessel's Fundamental Basis.
Angela S Hicks*, Stanford University
(111605900) 
10:00 a.m.
Walking on Representation Graphs and Generalized Hyperbolic Functions.
Georgia Benkart*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1116051120) 
10:30 a.m.
A Random Walk on $S_n$ generated by Random Involutions.
Megan M Bernstein*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(111605730)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Graphical Models for High Dimensional Data
Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrea Bertozzi, University of California, Los Angeles bertozzi@math.ucla.edu

8:00 a.m.
Geometric graphbased methods for high dimensional data.
Andrea Bertozzi*, UCLA
(1116492632) 
8:55 a.m.
Modified Cheeger and Ratio Cut Methods Using the GinzburgLandau Functional for Classification of HighDimensional Data.
Ekaterina Merkurjev*, University of California, San Diego
(1116492128) 
9:25 a.m.
Exploitation of Graphical Models to Guide Deep Representations.
Arjuna Flenner*, NAVAIR
(1116492078) 
10:00 a.m.
Functional connectomics from data: Constructing probabilistic graphical models for neuronal networks.
Eli Shlizerman*, University of Washington
(1116371906) 
10:30 a.m.
A Dirichlet energy criterion for graph partitioning and image segmentation.
Dominique Zosso*, UCLA Department of Mathematics
Braxton Osting, University of Utah, Department of Mathematics
Stanley J. Osher, UCLA Department of Mathematics
(1116491560) 
11:00 a.m.
Convergence Analysis of the Graph AllenCahn Scheme.
Xiyang Luo*, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
Andrea L Bertozzi, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
(1116001518) 
11:30 p.m.
Nonlocal Total Variation with PrimalDual Algorithm for Unsupervised Hyperspectral Imagery Analysis.
Wei Zhu, UCLA
Victoria Chayes, Bard College
Alexandre Tiard, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Stephanie Sanchez, UCLA
Devin Dahlberg, University of California, San Diego
Da Kuang*, UCLA
Andrea Bertozzi, UCLA
Stanley Osher, UCLA
Dominique Zosso, UCLA
(1116651417)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation for High School Teachers and Students: How to Think Brilliantly and Creatively in Mathematics,a Guide for K12 Educators and Their Students.
How to think brilliantly and creatively in mathematics, a guide for K12 educators and their students.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Presenters:
James Tanton, Mathematical Association of America
(1116A02992) 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:20 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Teaching and Learning, IV
Room 619, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Katz, Augustana College BrianKatz@augustana.edu
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

8:20 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Integrating Complex Instruction to Promote Engagement in Developmental and Liberal Arts Mathematics Courses Through Groupwork.
Belin Manuel Tsinnajinnie*, Institute of American Indian Arts
(1116J52954) 
8:40 a.m.
Student mathematical connections in an inquiryoriented introductory linear algebra class.
Spencer Payton*, Washington State University
(1116J52387) 
9:00 a.m.
Learning to Ask Questions: A Matrix Project.
Pamela Pierce*, The College of Wooster
Jim Hartman, The College of Wooster
(1116J52497) 
9:20 a.m.
Introduction to Proofs in Topology and Geometry Using IBL.
David H Crombecque*, University of Southern California
(1116J52475) 
9:40 a.m.
"Build a City..."  exploring ratio and density through an urban planning board game.
Forest Fisher, Guttman Community College
Jared Warner*, Guttman Community College
(1116J51330) 
10:00 a.m.
Writing Original Problems in Calculus Classes.
Vincent J. Matsko*, University of San Francisco
(1116J51770) 
10:20 a.m.
A Mathematical Easter Egg Hunt in IBL Proofs Course.
Audrey Malagon*, Virginia Wesleyan College
(1116J5908) 
10:40 a.m.
Guided Inquiry in Calculus II.
Vesta Coufal*, Gonzaga U.
(1116J51813)

8:20 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.
Project NExT Session
The early (postPhD) years: An interactive survival guide.
Room 4C2, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Hall 4A, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Ancient solutions to parabolic partial differential equations.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Panagiota Daskalopoulos*, Columbia University
(111635712) 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Interpretations of topological spaces.
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Jindrich Zapletal*, University of Florida
(111603239) 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part B
Getting started in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Jackqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #14: Part B
Teaching quantitative reasoning with common sense and common knowledge.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Maura B. Mast, University of Massachusetts Boston
Ethan D. Bolker, University of Massachusetts Boston 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, III
Tahoma 2, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

9:00 a.m.
Exploration of Quotient Spaces and Group Actions with Application to Visualizing Music.
Srividhya Balaji*, University of Oklahoma
(1116K6644) 
9:20 a.m.
Pythagoras to Secor: a Mathematical Approach to Musical Temperament.
Anil Venkatesh*, Ferris State University
(1116K5371) 
9:40 a.m.
Music Synthesis from Controlled Chaos.
Matthew A Morena*, Young Harris College
Kevin M Short, University of New Hampshire
(1116K52870) 
10:00 a.m.
Invisible Theatre: Math and Metaphor on the Digital Stage.
Gail Tang*, University of La Verne
(1116K51573) 
10:20 a.m.
Half a Menger Sponge is Better than the Whole.
Ethan Berkove*, Lafayette College
(1116K52276) 
10:40 a.m.
Drawing and Discrete Mathematics.
Paul R McCreary, The Evergreen State College Tacoma
Peter Boome*, The Evergreen State College Tacoma
(1116K5548) 
11:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Bitwise Artwork.
Susan McBurney*, Western Springs, IL
(1116K61404) 
11:20 a.m.
Thinking Outside the Torus: Geometric explorations in bead crochet.
Susan Goldstine*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1116K52174) 
11:40 a.m.
The perspective image(s) of a square.
Annalisa Crannell*, Franklin & Marshall College
Marc Frantz, Indiana University
Fumiko Futamura, Southwestern University
(1116K51732)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM) and MAA Committee on Professional Development Panel Discussion
Starting a new track: actuarial science, biomathematics, environmental science, climate studies.
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Julie Barnes, Western Carolina University
Martha Siegel, Towson University
Linda McGuire, Muhlenberg College
Panelists:
Jim Daniel, University of Texas at Austin
Tim Comar, Benedictine University
Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
Skybridge, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion
Work hard, play hard: balancing career, hobbies, and family.
Room 211, Washington State Convention Center
Moderators:
Duane Cooper, Morehouse College
Panelists:
Ron Buckmire, Occidental College
Emille Davie Lawrence, University of San Francisco
Robin Wilson, California State Polytechnic University
Mariel Vazquez, University of California at Davis mariel@math.ucdavis.edu 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall 4B, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Presentation for High School Teachers and Students
High school quadratics, how to think about and do everything about them brilliantly and creatively.
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 9:40 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Graduate Students Teach Too: Ideas and Best Practices, I
Room 304, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Samuel L. Tunstall, Appalachian State University tunstallsl@appstate.edu

9:40 a.m.
Graduate Student Teacher Training and Support at Clemson.
Meredith Burr*, Clemson University
(1116F12637) 
10:00 a.m.
Curriculum development for the California Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Science Academy.
Timmy Ma*, University of California, Irvine
(1116F11195) 
10:20 a.m.
Graduate StudentDriven Development and Delivery of a GTA Training and Mentoring Program.
Carrie Diaz Eaton, Unity College
Ashley Rand*, Bethany Lutheran College
Eleanor Abernethy, University of Tennessee
(1116F12426) 
10:40 a.m.
A framework for a graduate student teacher mentoring program.
Emily Laura Braley*, Duke University
(1116F12390) 
11:00 a.m.
Preparing our future colleagues: A report on the national landscape of graduate student instructor professional development programs.
Jess Ellis*, Colorado State University
Natasha Speer, University of Maine
Jack Bookman, Duke University
(1116F12352) 
11:20 a.m.
Instructional Supports for Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of NebraskaLincoln.
Nathan Wakefield*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Allan Donsig, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1116F12030) 
11:40 a.m.
Utilizing a Teaching Symposium as a First Step in GTA Teacher Preparation.
RaKissa Manzanares*, University of Colorado Denver
Gary Olson, University of Colorado Denver
(1116F11545)

9:40 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Inner topological Ramsey spaces.
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Natasha Dobrinen*, University of Denver
(11160068) 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #15: Part B
Teaching statistics using R and R Studio.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting
Room 211, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Poster Session
Me and My GadgetsTeaching with Technology.
Skybridge, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Tom Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey
Karl Schmitt, Valparaiso University
Michael Scott, California State University, Monterey Bay
John Travis, Mississippi College 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
A mathematical tour through a collapsing world.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
Charles R. Hadlock*, Bentley University
(1116A021) 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 10:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics Panel Discussion
What's beyond the curriculum?
Room 609, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Martha Siegel, Towson University 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Ramsey properties in topological dynamics.
Room 4C1, Washington State Convention Center
Dana Bartosova*, Instituto de Matematica e Estatistica, Universidade de Sao Paulo
(11160369) 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers(SIGMAA MCST) Special Presentation
Math Circle Demonstration
Room 612, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
Analysis on nonsmooth domains.
Room 211, Washington State Convention Center
Tatiana Toro*, University of Washington
(1116352830) 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in the Theory and Application of Reaction Diffusion Models
Skagit 5, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Jerome Goddard, II, Auburn University, Montgomery jgoddard@aum.edu
Ratnasingham Shivaji, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

1:00 p.m.
On the quasiconvergence property of solutions of parabolic equations on the real line.
Peter Polacik*, University of Minnesota
(1116351946) 
1:30 p.m.
Existence of positive radial solutions for superlinear, semipositone problems on the exterior of a ball.
R. Dhanya, Universidad de Concepcion
Quinn Morris*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
R. Shivaji, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(1116352583) 
2:00 p.m.
Modeling the effects of Ushaped density dependent dispersal via reaction diffusion equations.
Jerome Goddard II*, Auburn University Montgomery
R. Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro
(1116351766) 
2:30 p.m.
Existence and uniqueness of similarity solutions of a generalized heat equation arising in a model of cell migration.
Tracy L. Stepien*, Arizona State University
Hal L. Smith, Arizona State University
(111635635) 
3:00 p.m.
A TwoSpecies Competition System with Slow Diffusion.
Georg Hetzer*, Auburn University
Lourdes Tello, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
(1116352014) 
3:30 p.m.
A priori estimates for positive solutions to second order elliptic boundary problems.
Alfonso Castro*, Harvey Mudd College
Rosa Pardo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
(1116351811) 
4:00 p.m.
Elliptic systems with exponential growth in dimension two.
Maya Chhetri*, UNC Greensboro
Petr Girg, University of West Bohemia
(1116351894) 
4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions to Neutral and Delay Functional Differential Equations.
M. N. Nkashama*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1116392790) 
5:00 p.m.
Bifurcation and multiplicity of strong solutions for elliptic equations with nonlinear boundary conditions.
N. Mavinga*, Swarthmore College, PA
M. Nkashama, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1116351974) 
5:30 p.m.
Eigencurves and Resonance.
Stephen B Robinson*, Wake Forest University
Mauricio Rivas, Wake Forest University
(1116351792)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analytic Methods in Geometry
Room 610, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Eric Bahuaud, Seattle University bahuaude@seattleu.edu
Dylan Helliwell, Seattle University

1:00 p.m.
Can you hear the metric on a sphere?
Emily B. Dryden*, Bucknell University
Diana Macedo, Instituto Superior Tecnico
Rosa SenaDias, Instituto Superior Tecnico
(1116581628) 
1:30 p.m.
On the spectral geometry of orbifolds.
Elizabeth Stanhope*, Lewis & Clark College
(1116532191) 
2:00 p.m.
Canonical metrics on the Pentachoron.
Andrea Young*, Ripon College
(1116521726) 
2:30 p.m.
Discussion. 
3:00 p.m.
Lagrangian mean curvature flow, the Maslov class, and special lagrangians.
Andrew A Cooper*, North Carolina State University
(1116531636) 
3:30 p.m.
Lower semicontinuity of the ADM mass.
Jeffrey L Jauregui*, Union College
(1116531134) 
4:00 p.m.
Elliptic problems and weakly asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds.
Paul T Allen*, Lewis & Clark College
James Isenberg, University of Oregon
John M. Lee, University of Washington
Iva Stavrov Allen, Lewis & Clark College
(1116531006) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion. 
5:00 p.m.
Analytic torsion: generalized metric invariance.
Phillip Andreae*, Duke University
(1116581882) 
5:30 p.m.
Totally geodesic maps into manifolds with no focal points.
James Dibble*, Western Illinois University
(1116532047)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Applications of Logic, Model Theory, and Theoretical Computer Science to Systems Biology
Room 602, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
James Lynch, Clarkson University
Leo Marcus, Santa Monica, CA leomarcus2@gmail.com

1:00 p.m.
Manysorted firstorder model theory as a conceptual framework for complex dynamical systems.
Solomon Feferman*, Stanford University
(1116031664) 
2:00 p.m.
Neural Algebra and Modelling.
Erwin  Engeler*, ETH Zurich
(111603469) 
3:00 p.m.
Dependence logic and biology.
Jouko A Vaananen*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, Finland
(111603791) 
4:00 p.m.
Probabilistic Boolean Networks as Models of Gene Regulatory Networks.
Ilya Shmulevich*, Institute for Systems Biology
(111692279) 
5:00 p.m.
Datum Logic: A Formal Executable Semantics for Experimental Evidence.
Carolyn L Talcott*, SRI International
(1116921302)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSAAAS Special Session on Applied and Computational Topology, II
Room 201, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Pawel Dlotko, INRIA Saclay, France
Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College nscoville@ursinus.edu
Matthew Wright, IMA University of Minnesota

1:00 p.m.
The shape of data.
Jose Perea*, Michigan State University
(111655123) 
1:30 p.m.
Analysis of cancer genomics data using computational topology: applications to breast cancer.
Javier Arsuaga*, University of California, Davis
Georgina Gonzalez, University of California, Davis
Sergio ArdanzaTrevijano, Universidad de Navarra
(1116921790) 
2:00 p.m.
Classification of breast cancer subtypes using signaling pathways and persistence homology.
Mimi Tsuruga*, UC Davis
Javier Arsuaga, UC Davis
Michael Steiner, San Francisco State University
Nils Baas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(1116921868) 
2:30 p.m.
A space of phylogenetic networks.
Satyan L Devadoss*, Williams College; Harvey Mudd College
Samantha Petti, Georgia Tech
(111652168) 
3:00 p.m.
Combinatorial invariants for directed graphs with applications to neuroscience.
Martina Scolamiero*, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
(1116551344) 
3:30 p.m.
Formal Perspectives on Hierarchical Networks.
Sophie Raynor*, University of Aberdeen, UK
(1116551110) 
4:00 p.m.
Persistence Images: An Alternative Persistent Homology Representation.
Lori Beth Ziegelmeier*, Macalester College
(1116551165) 
4:30 p.m.
Interactive Visualization of 2D Persistent Homology.
Michael Lesnick*, Columbia University
Matthew L. Wright, St. Olaf College
(111655950) 
5:00 p.m.
A Morsetheoretic algorithm to compute persistent homology, with generators.
Gregory Henselman*, University of Pennsylvania
(1116552262) 
5:30 p.m.
Multiscale persistence.
Greg Bell*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Austin Lawson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Joshua Martin, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
James Rudzinski, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Clifford Smyth, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(1116551754)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Its Interactions with Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Daniel Hernández, University of Utah
Jack Jeffries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Karl Schwede, University of Utah

1:00 p.m.
Morita Equivalence Revisited.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State
(111616674) 
1:30 p.m.
Centers of endomorphism rings of modules.
Haydee M Lindo*, The University of Utah and Williams college
(1116132407) 
2:00 p.m.
Generalized Associated Primes and Depth in the Perfect Closure.
George E Whelan*, George Mason University
(1116132486) 
2:30 p.m.
Finite Ftype and Fabundant Modules.
Hailong Dao, University of Kansas
Tony Se*, University of Kansas
(111613897) 
3:00 p.m.
An optimal upper bound on the regularity of powers of edge ideals.
Ali Alilooee*, Western Illinois University
Arindam Banerjee, Purdue University
Selvi Beyarslan, Tulane University
Huy Tai Ha, Tulane University
(1116131079) 
3:30 p.m.
A McKay correspondence for reflection groups.
RagnarOlaf Buchweitz, University of Toronto Scarborough
Eleonore M Faber*, University of Michigan
Colin Ingalls, University of New Brunswick
(1116141953) 
4:00 p.m.
Resolution of singularities: new invariants in positive characteristic.
Angelica Benito*, Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT)
Orlando E. Villamayor U., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
(111614903) 
4:30 p.m.
Lower bound cluster algebras: presentation and properties.
Greg Muller*, University of Michigan
Jenna Rajchgot, University of Michigan
Bradley Zykoski, University of Virginia
(1116132489) 
5:00 p.m.
Notched Arcs of Cluster Algebras from Punctured Surfaces.
Emily Gunawan*, University of Minnesota
(1116082411)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Current Areas of Interest in the Mathematical Sciences of Medieval Islam, II
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Mohammad K. Azarian, University of Evansville
Mohammad Javaheri, Siena College
Emelie A. Kenney, Siena College kenney@siena.edu

1:00 p.m.
Geometric Techniques in Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture: From Strapwork Ornamentation to Quasicrystal Constructions.
Raymond Tennant*, Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
(1116011223) 
1:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Creating Medieval Islamic Ornamentation.
B Lynn Bodner*, Mathematics Department Monmouth University
(1116011993) 
2:00 p.m.
The Legacy of AlKashi: Why does it matter in the 21st century?
Nuh Aydin*, Kenyon College
Lakhdar Hammoudi, Ohio UniversityChillicothe
(111601375) 
2:30 p.m.
Mathematics in the Medieval Islamic West: Its Relationship to Hebrew and Latin Mathematics.
Victor J. Katz*, University of the District of Columbia
(1116011327) 
3:00 p.m.
Modern math in medieval islamic architectural tilings.
Peter J Lu*, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(1116011677) 
4:00 p.m.
The Arabic redaction of Euclid's Elements by al\d{T}ūsī.
Gregg De Young*, The American University in Cairo
(111601318)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part B
Directing undergraduate research.
Tahoma 5, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Presenters:
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Distribution of Zeros of Entire Functions
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Matthew Chasse, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamás Forgács, California State University, Fresno
Andrzej Piotrowski, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau apiotrowski@uas.alaska.edu

1:00 p.m.
Multiplier Sequences for the Legendre Polynomial Basis.
Matthew Chasse, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamás Forgács, California State University, Fresno
Andrzej Piotrowski*, University of Alaska Southeast
(1116302819) 
1:30 p.m.
Operator Diagonalizations of Multiplier Sequences.
Robert D. Bates*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(111630597) 
2:00 p.m.
On stability preserving properties of coefficientwise transformations.
Lukasz Grabarek*, MatanuskaSusitna College
(1116302227) 
2:30 p.m.
Level curves of real algebraic functions and theorem of Pólya.
Stephanie Edwards*, Hope College
Sarah Hilsman, Hope College
Anna Snyder, Hope College
(111630852) 
3:00 p.m.
Zeros of finite differences of polynomials and entire functions.
Mikhail Tyaglov*, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Olga Katkova, Wheelock College
Anna Vishnyakova, V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University
Jiacheng Xia, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(11163028) 
3:30 p.m.
Majorization and the Zeros of Entire Functions.
Rajesh Pereira*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph
(111630819) 
4:00 p.m.
Seperation of the zeros of qEulerian polynomials.
Mirkó Visontai*, Google Inc.
Petter Brändén, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm
Matthew Chasse, Washington, DC
(1116052767) 
4:30 p.m.
Zero distribution of sequences of polynomials.
Khang D Tran*, California State University, Fresno
(111630948) 
5:00 p.m.
Complex zero strip decreasing operators.
David Alan Cardon*, Brigham Young University
(111630780) 
5:30 p.m.
Recent progress on the question of whether rapidly decreasing sequences are complex zero decreasing sequences.
Thomas Craven*, University of Hawaii
(1116301888)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Graph Products
Room 204, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Richard Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University rhammack@vcu.edu
Dewey Taylor, Virginia Commonwealth University

1:00 p.m.
Symmetry Parameters for Lexicographic Graph Products.
Debra L Boutin*, Hamilton College
(1116051230) 
1:30 p.m.
Tiling the hypercube.
Jerrold R Griggs, University of South Carolina
Kevin G Milans, West Virginia University
David Offner*, Westminster College
David Stoner, Harvard University
(1116051459) 
2:00 p.m.
Cycle bases of reduced powers of graphs.
Richard H Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University
Gregory Douglas Smith*, The College of William & Mary
(1116601611) 
2:30 p.m.
Products of almost locally finite graphs.
Richard Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Wilfried Imrich*, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
(1116051137) 
3:30 p.m.
Identifying codes in the Cartesian product of a graph and $K_2$.
Douglas Rall, Furman University
Kirsti Wash*, Trinity College
(111605894) 
4:00 p.m.
Partitioning the vertex set of $G$ to make $G\Box H$ an efficient open domination graph.
Iztok Peterin, University of Maribor
Douglas Rall*, Furman University
Tadeja Kraner Šumenjak, University of Maribor
Aleksandra Tepeh, University of Maribor
(111605667) 
4:30 p.m.
Edgetransitive products.
Richard H. Hammack*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Wilfried Imrich, Montanuniversität Leoben, Leoben, Austria
Sandi Klavžar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
(1116051625) 
5:00 p.m.
Graham's Pebbling Conjecture.
Glenn Hurlbert*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1116051567) 
5:30 p.m.
Odd dominating sets in the direct and strong products.
Dewey Taylor*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Christopher Whisenant, South University
(1116052469)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #13: Part B
Introduction to processoriented, guidedinquiry learning (POGIL) in mathematics courses.
Metropolitan B, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Zdeňka Guadarrama, Rockhurst University
Jill E. Guerra, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Laurie Lenz, Mayrmount University 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part B
Making sense of calculus with mapping diagrams.
Metropolitan A, 3rd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Presenters:
Martin Flashman, Humboldt State University 
Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Programming on Integral Invexity
Skagit 4, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Ram Verma, Texas State University, San Marcos verma99@msn.com
Alexander Zaslavski, Israel Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Variational gradients in function spaces.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida
(1116492910) 
1:30 p.m.
Mathematical Programming Based on Sufficient Optimality Conditions and Second Order Invex Functions.
Ram N. Moahpatra*, University of Central Florida
Ram U. Verma, University of North Texas, Denton
(1116902946) 
2:00 p.m.
A generalized relaxed positivedefinite and skewHermitian splitting preconditioner for nonHermitian saddle point problems.
Hongtao Fan, Department of Mathematics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, P. R. China
Xinyun Zhu*, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX, 79762
(111665330) 
2:30 p.m.
Lp Approximation with Rates by Multivariate Generalized Discrete Singular Operators.
George A Anastassiou, University of Memphis
Merve Kester*, University of Memphis
(11164131) 
3:00 p.m.
On an alternating direction method for solving a weighted lowrank approximation problem.
Xin Li*, University of Central Florida
(1116902967) 
3:30 p.m.
Optimal Strategies in a Quantum ThreePlayer Dilemma Game.
Aden O Ahmed*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
(111649967) 
4:00 p.m.
The Aesthetic of Circulant Unistochastic Eigenpaths.
Aaron Carl Smith*, University of Central Florida
(1116151704) 
4:30 p.m.
Minmax Fractional Integral Programming Problems on Univexities.
Ram Verma*, University of North Texas
(111690569) 
5:00 p.m.
Spectral properties of discrete StrumLiouville equation with quadratic Eigenparameter in boundry condition.
Turhan Koprubasi*, University of Central Florida, Kastamonu University
(1116391855) 
5:30 p.m.
Approximate solutions of common fixed point problems.
Alexander J Zaslavski*, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
(111690520)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Moduli Spaces in Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Yaim Cooper, Harvard University yaim@math.harvard.edu
Anand Patel, Boston College

1:00 p.m.
Extremality of Weierstrass points on genustwo curves.
Dawei Chen, Boston College
Nicola Tarasca*, University of Utah
(1116141519) 
2:00 p.m.
Lines on Elliptic CalabiYau Threefolds.
Francois Greer*, Stanford University
(1116142772) 
3:00 p.m.
On rationalizing divisors.
Lorenzo Prelli*, University of Washington
(1116141529) 
4:00 p.m.
A moduli space of points in affine space as a Chow quotient.
Noah Giansiracusa*, University of Georgia
Patricio Gallardo, University of Georgia
(1116141202) 
5:00 p.m.
Deriving the Grothendieck ring of varieties.
Inna I Zakharevich*, University of Chicago
(1116141803)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Algebra, II
Rooms 307/308, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California Berkeley bernd@berkeley.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington, Seattle

1:00 p.m.
Structural Identifiability of Biological Models.
Nicolette Meshkat*, Santa Clara University
Seth Sullivant, North Carolina State University
(1116922123) 
1:30 p.m.
Symmetry and Turán Sums of Squares.
Annie Raymond*, University of Washington
Mohit Singh, Microsoft Research
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington
(111605686) 
2:00 p.m.
Matrix geometric means and semidefinite optimization.
James Saunderson*, University of Washington
Hamza Fawzi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116901320) 
2:30 p.m.
Eigenconfigurations of Tensors.
Anna L Seigal*, University of California, Berkeley
(111615602) 
3:00 p.m.
Real Rank with Respect to Varieties.
Rainer Sinn*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Grigoriy Blekherman, Georgia Institute of Technology
(111615643) 
3:30 p.m.
Algebraic signatures of convex and nonconvex neural codes.
Carina Curto, Pennsylvania State University
Elizabeth Gross, San Jose State University
Jack Jeffries, University of Michigan
Katherine Morrison, University of Northern Colorado
Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College
Zvi Rosen, Pennsylvania State University
Anne Shiu*, Texas A&M University
Nora Youngs, Harvey Mudd College
(111692679) 
4:00 p.m.
Combinatorial properties of hierarchical models.
Daniel Irving Bernstein, North Carolina State University
Seth Sullivant*, North Carolina State University
(111605975) 
4:30 p.m.
Reciprocal linear spaces and their Chow forms.
Mario Kummer, Universitat Konstanz
Cynthia Vinzant*, NC State
(1116141607) 
5:00 p.m.
Do generic polynomials generate a prime ideal?
Josephine Yu*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1116131217)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Number Theory and Cryptography, III
Room 606, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Matilde Lalin, University of Montreal
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii, Honolulu mmanes@math.hawaii.edu
Christelle Vincent, University of Vermont

1:00 p.m.
Kernels of Eisenstein ideals.
Kenneth A. Ribet*, UC Berkeley
(1116111530) 
1:30 p.m.
Constructing Abelian Surfaces via Rosenhain Invariants.
Craig Costello, Microsoft Reasearch
Alyson Deines*, Center for Communications Research
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Tonghai Yang, University of WisconsinMadison
(111611682) 
2:00 p.m.
Key Recovery for LWE in Polynomial Time.
Kim Laine*, Microsoft Research, Redmond
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research, Redmond
(1116111407) 
2:30 p.m.
Attacks on searchRLWE.
Hao Chen*, University of Washington
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Katherine E Stange, University of Colorado, Boulder
(111611729) 
3:00 p.m.
Class numbers of algebraic function fields, or Jacobians of curves over finite fields.
Anastassia Etropolski*, Emory University
(1116111111) 
3:30 p.m.
The arithmetic of a nonabelian cover of an elliptic curve.
Rachel Davis*, Purdue University
Edray Herber Goins, Purdue University
(1116111763) 
4:00 p.m.
The BrauerManin obstruction and surfaces.
Mckenzie West*, Emory University
(1116111025) 
4:30 p.m.
Integral BrauerManin obstruction for generalized affine Châtelet surfaces.
Jennifer Berg*, University of Texas at Austin
(1116112066) 
5:00 p.m.
Uniform bounds on Brauer classes of certain K3 surfaces.
Anthony VárillyAlvarado, Rice University
Bianca Viray*, University of Washington
(1116112184) 
5:30 p.m.
$p$adic heights on elliptic curves over number fields.
Jennifer S. Balakrishnan*, University of Oxford
(1116111441)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Problems and Challenges in Financial Engineering and Risk Management, II
Chelan 2, Chelan Level Two, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Matthew Lorig, University of Washington, Seattle
Haijun Li, Washington State University, Pullman
HongMing Yin, Washington State University, Pullman hyin@wsu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Measures of Systemic Risk.
Birgit Rudloff*, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Zachary Feinstein, Washington University in St. Louis
Stefan Weber, Leibniz University Hannover
(1116911018) 
1:30 p.m.
Numerical Simulation for a Nonlinear American OptionPricing Model.
Wen Wang*, Bellevue College, Washington
HongMing Yin, Washington State University
Wenhan Wang, Microsoft Corporation
(111665272) 
2:00 p.m.
Bond and CDS Pricing with Stochastic Recovery.
Albert Cohen*, Michigan State University
Nick Costanzino, RiskLab  University of Toronto & AIG Investments (NYC)
(1116911187) 
2:30 p.m.
Analytical Expansion to ForwardBackward Stochastic Differential Equations.
Jerome Detemple, Boston University, Questrom School of Business
Matthew Lorig, University of Washington at Seattle, Department of Applied Mathematics
Marcel Rindisbacher, Boston University, Questrom School of Business
Stephan Sturm, WPI, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Liangliang Zhang*, Boston University, Questrom School of Business
(111665562) 
3:00 p.m.
Discussion. 
3:30 p.m.
A Simulation Measure Approach to Monte Carlo Methods in Credit Risk.
Alexander D Shkolnik*, UC Berkeley
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
(1116602698) 
4:00 p.m.
Rationalizing Behavioral Portfolio Choice.
Carole Bernard, Grenoble Ecole de Management
Stephan Sturm*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(111691184) 
4:30 p.m.
SmallTime Asymptotics for AtTheMoney Option Prices Under Exponential Lévy Models.
José Enrique FigueroaLópez, Washington University in St. Louis
Ruoting Gong*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Christian Houdré, Georgia Institute of Technology
(111660401) 
5:00 p.m.
On the Boundedness Character of the First Order System of Rational Difference Equations with Nonconstant Coefficients.
Deja R Washington*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(1116392704) 
5:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion for Problems and Challenges in Financial Engineering and Risk Management.
HongMing Yin*, Washington State University
(111635706)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Random and Complex Dynamics of ReactionDiffusion Systems, II
Room 401, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Anton Hoegele, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Yuncheng You, University of South Florida, Tampa you@mail.usf.edu

1:00 p.m.
Continuous Data Assimilation with Stochastically Noisy Data.
Hakima Bessaih*, University of Wyoming, Department of Mathematics
(1116602017) 
1:30 p.m.
On a class of stochastic transport equations for L2loc vector fields.
Ennio Fedrizzi, University of Lyon
Wladimir Neves, University of Rio de Janeiro
Christian Olivera*, IMECCUNICAMP
(1116601148) 
2:00 p.m.
Asymptotic dynamics of some microscopic heat conduction models.
Yao Li*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
LaiSang Young, Courant Institute, New York University
(1116601440) 
2:30 p.m.
Random Attractors of Stochastic ReactionDiffusion Systems.
Yuncheng You*, University of South Florida
(1116352359) 
3:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Modeling of Pattern Formation in VaportoParticle Reactions.
Bahaudin A Hashmi*, Colorado State University
(1116352366) 
3:30 p.m.
Multiplicity of positive solutions for onedimensional pLaplacian with weight functions.
Inbo Sim*, Department of Mathematics, University of Ulsan
(1116342569)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, II
Room 310, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
XiangSheng Wang, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau xswang@semo.edu

1:00 p.m.
Uniform asymptotics of orthogonal polynomials arising from coherent states.
Dan Dai*, Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
(111633582) 
2:00 p.m.
Asymptotics of Racah polynomials.
Roderick Sue Cheun Wong*, City University of Hong Kong
XiangSheng Wang, Southeast Missouri State University
(1116331108) 
3:00 p.m.
Classes of bivariate orthogonal polynomials.
Mourad E. H. Ismail*, King Saud U, Saudi Arabia and U Central Florida, USA.
Ruiming Zhang, College of Science, Northwest A&F University
(111633642) 
4:00 p.m.
A Refinement of the AlladiSchur Theorem.
George E Andrews*, Pennsylvania State University
(111605573) 
5:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Estimation of the Andrews Zagier $G_k(q)$ function and its connection to the Wright's Generalized Hyper geometric function.
Daniel Timothy Parry*, University of Cologne
(1116052743) 
5:30 p.m.
Relations among weighted power means functions.
Jin Liang*, Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, P. R. China
(111633273)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, IV
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Centrality Properties of Graphs with an Application of Functional Connectivity of the Brain.
Roger Vargas*, Williams College
Abigail Waldron, Presbyterian College
Anika Sharma, University of Buffalo
(111605133) 
1:30 p.m.
Rankings of Cartesian Product $(K_{s}e) \Box P_{n}$.
Kelsey Quigley*, Nazareth College
Sarah Renfro, Sam Houston State University
(111605134) 
2:00 p.m.
Zarankiewicz and Bipartite Ramsey Numbers.
Alexander Neal Riasanovsky*, University of Pennsylvania
John Wallace, Trinity College
(111605135) 
2:30 p.m.
The Resolution Limit for Detecting Communities in Benchmark Graphs.
Sonica Saraf*, Carnegie Mellon University
Natalie Wellen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(111605151) 
3:00 p.m.
Inducing Alternans in Cardiac Models using Delay Differential Equations.
Justin Eastman*, Millersville University
Julian Sass, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(111637158) 
3:30 p.m.
A Generalization of Mordell to Ternary Quadratic Forms.
Sarah Blackwell, Saint Louis University
Gabriel Durham, University of Georgia
Katherine Thompson, Davidson College
Tiffany Treece*, University of Georgia
(111611143) 
4:00 p.m.
The density of primes dividing a certain nonlinear recurrence sequence.
Alexi Block Gorman, Wellesley College
Tyler Genao, Florida Atlantic University
Heesu Hwang, Princeton University
Noam Kantor*, Emory University
Sarah Parsons, Wake Forest University
Jeremy Rouse, Wake Forest University
(111611144) 
4:30 p.m.
An EconomicEpidemiological Model with Personal Vaccination Efficacy Memory.
Fiona Zhang, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona
Benjamin Morin*, Arizona State University
Eli Fenichel, Yale
Gerardo Chowell, Atlanta, Georgia
(111692170) 
5:00 p.m.
Detecting FootChases from Police BodyWorn Video.
Qi Yang*, University of Southern California
Alejandro Camacho, California State University, Fullerton
Piyali Mukherjee, Columbia University, New York
Rafael Aguayo, University of California, San Diego
(111690200) 
5:30 p.m.
Development of Clustering Algorithms for Ensemble Weather Forecasts.
Ranil Weerackoon*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Michelle Hartono, San Jose State University
(111662232)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Effects in Models for Mathematical Biology and Ecology
Room 4C4, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University

1:00 p.m.
Stochastic models of evidence accumulation in changing environments.
Zachary P Kilpatrick*, University of Houston
Kresimir Josic, University of Houston
Alan VelizCuba, University of Dayton
(1116601058) 
1:30 p.m.
Outbreak of waterfowl disease in the Upper Mississippi River: Analysis of a stochastic temperaturedriven model.
James P Peirce*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Greg Sandland, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Mary O'Driscoll, Iowa State University
(1116921153) 
2:00 p.m.
Stochastic Gating in a Peripheral Auditory Neuron: Effects on Post Stimulus Time and Firing Efficiency of Action Potentials.
Rebecca E Gasper*, Creighton University
(1116922668) 
2:30 p.m.
Stochastic Integral Projection Models: Construction, Simulation and Analysis.
Eric Alan Eager*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1116921135) 
3:00 p.m.
Longterm survival and chaotic dynamics in population models.
Elena Dimitrova*, Clemson University
Sherli Koshy, Clemson University
(1116341779) 
3:30 p.m.
Computing Intensive Methods in ODE Modeling.
Olcay Akman*, Illinois State University
(1116921126) 
4:00 p.m.
Structural Identifiability Issues of Epidemic Models.
Necibe Tuncer, Florida Atlantic University
Trang Le*, University of Tulsa
(11166558) 
4:30 p.m.
Sensitivity Analysis and the Probability of Pest Eradication or Permanence in a Stochastic Model for Integrated Pest Management.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University
(1116921246) 
5:00 p.m.
Computing Sensitivities in Discrete Stochastic Reaction Networks with Delay.
Elizabeth Skubak Wolf*, Saint Mary's College
(1116601589) 
5:30 p.m.
When Genes Fail: Modeling Stochasticity in Gene Regulatory Networks.
Dan Hrozencik*, Chicago State University
(1116601073)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Addressing the Needs of Mathematics and Computer Science Majors in Discrete Mathematics Courses
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Ksenija SimicMuller, Pacific Lutheran University simicmka@plu.edu
Tom J. Edgar, Pacific Lutheran University

1:00 p.m.
Discrete Mathematics for First Year Mathematics and Computer Science Majors.
William P Abrams*, Longwood University
(1116A11889) 
1:20 p.m.
Throwing away the textbook: Teaching discrete mathematics from primary historical sources.
David J. Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
(1116A1605) 
1:40 p.m.
Teaching with historical curricular modules: The Juxtaposition of Prüfer and Bor\r{u}vka.
Jerry Lodder*, New Mexico State University
(1116A1604) 
2:00 p.m.
Puzzling Through Discrete Mathematics.
Edmund A. Lamagna*, University of Rhode Island
(1116A11184) 
2:20 p.m.
Discrete Structures Projects  Addressing the Needs of Three Majors.
Risto Atanasov*, Western Carolina University
(1116A11612) 
2:40 p.m.
"Big O" Captain, My Captain.
Tracey McGrail*, Marist College
(1116A12799) 
3:00 p.m.
Teaching Discrete Mathematics to novice programmers using python, unit tests, and precompiled code.
D A Dietz*, American University
(1116A1281) 
3:20 p.m.
Examples of Programming Labs that Apply and Motivate Discrete Math using Sage.
Ruth Vanderpool*, University of Washington Tacoma
(1116A11306) 
3:40 p.m.
Using Jupyter Notebooks to Bridge the Path from Math to Code.
Carl Toews*, University of Puget Sound
(1116A12688) 
4:00 p.m.
Using SAGE to illustrate the proof of Euler's polyhedron formula.
Monika Keindl*, Northern Arizona University
(1116A12837) 
4:20 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: How Calculators and Computers Compute.
Paul R. Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1116A148)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, V
Room 605, Washington State Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
A note on the independent domination number versus domination number.
Shaohui Wang*, University of Mississippi
Bing Wei, University of Mississippi
(111605849) 
1:15 p.m.
Overlap cycles of $\binom{[n]}{k}$.
Thomas Grubb, Michigan State University
Kyutae Paul Han*, Dartmouth College
Victoria Horan, Air Force Research Laboratory
(1116051066) 
1:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Minimum vertex degree thresholds for tiling complete $3$partite $3$uniform hypergraphs.
J. Han, University of Sao Paulo
C. Zang*, Georgia State University
Y. Zhao, Georgia State University
(1116051099) 
1:45 p.m.
Toric $g$Vectors of Convex Polytopes from Gale Diagrams.
Carl W. Lee, University of Kentucky
Sarah A. Nelson*, University of Kentucky
(111652206) 
2:00 p.m.
Temporal Graph Theory and Functional Connectivity in the Human Brain.
Darren A Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Vargas, Williams College
(111605963) 
2:15 p.m.
Squareroot cancellation for the signs of Latin squares (i.e., why the AlonTarsi conjecture is hard).
Levent Alpoge*, Princeton University
(1116051140) 
2:30 p.m.
Even $(\bar{s}, \bar{t})$core partitions and selfassociate characters of $\tilde{S}_n$.
Calvin Deng*, Harvard University
(1116051252) 
2:45 p.m.
The Saxl Conjecture for Fourth Powers via the Semigroup Property.
Sammy Y Luo*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark A Sellke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1116051402) 
3:00 p.m.
Unipancylic Matroids.
Alana Huszar, The College of New Jersey
Colin Starr, Willamette University
Christina Wahl, State University of New York Potsdam
Corrine Yap*, Sarah Lawrence College
(1116051446) 
3:15 p.m.
Large Hamiltonian Balanced Bipartite Graphs with Arbitrary Partitions.
Alexander Halperin*, Salisbury University
Colton Magnant, Georgia Southern University
(111605506) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A Bound for the Laplacian Spectra of Simplicial Complexes.
Rediet Abebe*, Cornell University
(1116052804) 
3:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Topological Combinatorics via Finite Fourier Analysis.
Steven Simon*, Wellesley College
(111605529) 
4:00 p.m.
The wellcovered dimension of generalized quadrangles.
Oscar Vega*, California State University, Fresno
Hillary Bese, California State University, Fresno
(1116051584) 
4:15 p.m.
Combinatorial Interpretations of Generalized Central Factorial and Genocchi Numbers.
Feryal Alayont*, Grand Valley State University
(111605444) 
4:30 p.m.
Properties of Generalized de Bruijn Digraphs.
Abbas Mahdi Alhakim*, American University of Beirut
(1116682635) 
4:45 p.m.
Computing the delta set of a numerical monoid.
Thomas Barron, University of Kentucky
Christopher ONeill*, Texas A&M University
Roberto Pelayo, University of Hawaii at Hilo
(1116052502) 
5:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Bipartite Communities.
Kelly Yancey, University of Maryland
Matthew Yancey*, Institute for Defense Analyses / Center for Computer Science
(1116052288) 
5:15 p.m.
30,000 Conjectures on PatternAvoidance.
William Kuszmaul*, Stanford
(1116051662)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Conversations with the Partner Disciplines: Collaborations to Improve the Mathematics Curriculum.
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University piercev1@ferris.edu
Suzanne I. Doree, Augsburg College
Jason Douma, University of Souix Falls
Susan Ganter, Virginia Tech

1:00 p.m.
Reimagining SecondYear Calculus: The Vector Calculus Bridge Project.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University (Physics)
(1116D51444) 
1:20 p.m.
Teaching NonCalculusBased Physics: One Semester of Thoughts and Observations.
Chris Oehrlein*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1116D52320) 
1:40 p.m.
Designing Calculus for an

1:00 p.m.
Organizers:
Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College