Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Day
Current as of Saturday, January 16, 2016 03:30:11
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
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.