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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA
January 1013, 2018 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1135
Associate secretaries:
Georgia Benkart, AMS benkart@math.wisc.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
Please note room assignments are subject to change right
up until the meeting occurs.
The program published here is continually updated and
may be more current than the printed program.
The following material has been posted without being
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information.
Monday January 8, 2018

Monday January 8, 2018, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Discrete Differential Geometry, Part I
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Monday January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
NSFEHR Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
Coronado Room, 4th Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Organizers:
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation

Monday January 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course Reception
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Tuesday January 9, 2018

Tuesday January 9, 2018, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Discrete Differential Geometry, Part II
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Tuesday January 9, 2018, 8:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
AMS Department Chairs Workshop
Marina Ballroom E, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Organizers:
Malcolm Adams, University of Georgia
Krista Maxson, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma
Irina Mitrea, Temple University
Douglas Mupasiri, University of Northern Iowa

Tuesday January 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Congress
Marina Ballroom D, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Tuesday January 9, 2018, 1:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Council
Marina Ballroom F, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Tuesday January 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Advanced registration will remain open until 7:30 pm
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center
Wednesday January 10, 2018

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 7:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
MAA Minority Chairs Meeting
Cardiff/Carlsbad Room, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 7:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Email Center
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Networks and Data
Room 29D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
Dynamics of Quadratic Networks.
Simone Evans*, State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)
Anca Radulescu, State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)
(1135372229)

8:00 a.m.
Delay embeddings and topological time series analysis.
Boyan Xu*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135372940)

8:15 a.m.
Promiscuity of Nodes in Multilayer Networks.
Florian Klimm*, University of Oxford
Gorka ZamoraLópez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jonny Wray, etherapeutics
Charlotte M. Deane, University of Oxford
Jürgen Kurths, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Mason A. Porter, University of California at Los Angeles
(1135921652)

8:30 a.m.
Why do they not believe?: The network dynamics of opinion.
Tucker E Evans*, Dartmouth College
Feng Fu, Dartmouth College
(113591873)

8:45 a.m.
Dynamical Modeling for Multiplex Networks.
Daryl R DeFord*, Dartmouth College Department of Mathematics
(113505967)

9:00 a.m.
Persistent homology measures of stochastic network models.
Ted Theodosopoulos*, The Nueva School
(1135603197)

9:15 a.m.
The SIR Modeling for the Biological Flu using Artificial Neural Network.
Yinshu Wu*, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
(1135683158)

9:30 a.m.
Flooding filtration on directed networks.
B I Mahler*, Oxford
(1135003190)

9:45 a.m.
A new proof that effective resistance is a metric on graphs.
Nathan Albin, Kansas State University
Jason Clemens, Missouri Valley College
Nethali Fernando*, Kansas State University
Pietro PoggiCorradini, Kansas State University
(113594855)

10:00 a.m.
The combinatorial data fusion problem: A GomoryHu cut tree approach.
R. W. R. Darling, National Security Agency, Fort Meade MD 20755
Dev R Phulara*, National Security Agency, Fort Meade MD, 20755
(1135052187)

10:15 a.m.
Variants of Competition Graphs in Information Networks.
Bryan L. Williams*, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic
Lucas A. Overbey, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic
Lakeisha D. Williams, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic
(1135053164)

10:30 a.m.
Cybersecurity: Time Series Predictive Modeling of Vulnerabilities of Desktop Operating System Using Linear and Nonlinear Approach.
Nawa Raj Pokhrel*, University of South Florida
Chris Tsokos, University of South Florida
Hansapani Rodrigo, University of south Florida
(113568619)

10:45 a.m.
Organizing the mathematical literature: On the road to MSC 2020.
Edward Dunne, AMS/Mathematical Reviews
Fabian Müller*, FIZ Karlsruhe/zbMATH
Norman Richert, AMS/Mathematical Reviews
Olaf Teschke, FIZ Karlsruhe/zbMATH
(1135002528)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Applications of Differential Equations to Disease Modeling, I
Room 29C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Libin Rong, Oakland University
Elissa Schwartz, Washington State University
Naveen K. Vaidya, San Diego State University nvaidya.anyol@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Immune Dynamics in Disease.
Lisette dePillis*, Harvey Mudd College
(1135922301)

8:30 a.m.
Bistable dynamics in a model of SIV infection with antibody response.
Stanca Ciupe, Virginia Tech
Jonathan Forde*, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Christopher Miller, University of California, Davis
(1135923150)

9:00 a.m.
Modeling Immune Responses to HIV infection Under Drugs of Abuse.
Jones M Mutua*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Missouri  Kansas City, USA
Alan S Perelson, Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
Anil Kumar, Division of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri  Kansas City, USA
Naveen K Vaidya, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
(1135342957)

9:30 a.m.
Unraveling withinhost signatures of dengue infection at the population level.
Ryan NikinBeers, Virginia Tech
Lauren M Childs, Virginia Tech
Julie Blackwood, Williams College
Stanca M Ciupe*, Virginia Tech
(1135922650)

10:00 a.m.
Epidemic Growth Scaling: Implications for Disease Forecasting and Estimation of the Reproduction Number.
Gerardo Chowell*, Georgia State University
(113537443)

10:30 a.m.
Model and Parameter Uncertainty in Environmentally Driven Disease Models.
Marisa C Eisenberg*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1135932338)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Applied and Computational Combinatorics, I
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Torin Greenwood, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jay Pantone, Dartmouth College jaypantone@dartmouth.edu

8:00 a.m.
Analyzing RGB Images using Topology: How to use discrete Morse theory to study crime data.
Nima Rasekh*, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Ruth Davidson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Rosemary Guzman, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Chuan (Sophie) Du, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Adarsh Manawa, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Christopher Szul, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Titan Wibowo, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
(1135551282)

8:30 a.m.
On the Distribution of Ramsey Objects.
Aaron Robertson*, Colgate University
(113505617)

9:00 a.m.
Tableaux and the ASEP.
Amanda Lohss*, Messiah College
(113505565)

9:30 a.m.
Enumeration of binomial coefficients by their $p$adic valuations.
Eric Rowland*, Hofstra University
(113505222)

10:00 a.m.
A polytopal generalization of Sperner's lemma, and applications.
Jesus De Loera, University of California Davis
Elisha Peterson, Ellicott City, MD
Francis Edward Su*, Harvey Mudd College
(1135521294)

10:30 a.m.
Patterns and Colorability in Chord Diagrams.
Peter Doyle, Dartmouth College
Jay Pantone*, Dartmouth College
Everett Sullivan, Lewis & Clark College
(1135051788)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Dynamics, I
Room 16A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert L. Benedetto, Amherst College
Benjamin Hutz, Saint Louis University
Jamie Juul, Amherst College jjuul@amherst.edu
Bianca Thompson, Harvey Mudd College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Dynamical Systems and Applications, I
Room 31A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
E. Cabral Balreira, Trinity University
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University
Eddy Kwessi, Trinity University ekwessi@trinity.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Sierpinski Mandelbrot Arc.
Eric Chang*, Boston University
(1135301818)

8:30 a.m.
Discretetime infectious disease models.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University, Mathematics Department, Washington, DC
Pauline Van den Driessche, University of Victoria, Victoriam BC, Canada
(1135921576)

9:00 a.m.
Persistence versus extinction for a class of discretetime structured population models.
Hal L Smith*, Arizona State University
(1135371028)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal quantization.
Mrinal K Roychowdhury*, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(113537830)

10:00 a.m.
Changes in population outcomes resulting from evolutionary responses to a disturbance.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Amy M Veprauskas, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
John E Banks, California State University, Monterey Bay
John D Stark, Washington State University
(113592651)

10:30 a.m.
Dynamical effects of nonlocal interactions in discretetime growthdispersal models with logistictype nonlinearities.
Yun Kang*, Arizona State University
O. Aydogmus, Social Sciences University of Ankara
M. E. Kavgaci, Ankara University
H Bereketoglu, Ankara University
(1135392138)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, and Related Fields, I
Room 30C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Albert Cohen, Michigan State University
Nguyet Nguyen, Youngstown State University ntnguyen01@ysu.edu
Oana Mocioalca, Kent State University
Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University

8:00 a.m.
Sensitivity and Robustness of Financial Models.
Giray Okten*, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
(1135602381)

9:00 a.m.
A time dynamic EisenbergNoe financial contagion model.
Alex Bernstein, University of California, Santa Barbara
Tathagata Banerjee, Washington University in St. Louis
Zachary Feinstein*, Washington University in St. Louis
(113591469)

9:30 a.m.
Enterprise Risk Management Stochastic Analysis Tools: Risk Drivers Revealed.
Steven L Craighead*, Pacific Life Insurance Company
(1135622156)

10:30 a.m.
Historical Capital Buffers, Overlapping Portfolios, and Contagion of U.S. Financial System.
Micah Pollak, School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest
Yuanying Guan*, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University Northwest
(113591412)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Analysis and Geometric Flows, I
Room 30B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Glickenstein, University of Arizona glickenstein@math.arizona.edu
Brett Kotschwar, Arizona State University

8:00 a.m.
Optimal curvature pinching in mean curvature flow.
Mat Langford*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Stephen Lynch, Freie Universität Berlin
(1135531967)

8:30 a.m.
Asymptotic behavior of $\beta$polygon flows.
Jinjin Liang*, University of Arizona
(113553652)

9:00 a.m.
Collapsing ancient solutions of mean curvature flow.
Theodora Bourni*, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Mat L Langford, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Giuseppe Tinaglia, King's College London
(113553785)

9:30 a.m.
The Poisson equation on complete manifolds.
Ovidiu Munteanu*, University of Connecticut
(113553293)

10:00 a.m.
Extremal questions for Steklov eigenvalues in higher dimensions.
Ailana Fraser*, University of British Columbia
Richard Schoen, U.C. Irvine
(1135531931)

10:30 a.m.
Constructing complete manifolds with lots of spectral gaps.
Richard Schoen*, University of California, Irvine
(1135531915)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Room 10, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Jemma Lorenat, Pitzer College
Clemency Montelle, University of Canterbury
Daniel Otero, Xavier University otero@xavier.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Analysis and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 30E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Hongjie Dong, Brown University
Peiyong Wang, Wayne State University
Jiuyi Zhu, Louisiana State University zhu@math.lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
A rigidity result for effective Hamiltonians with $3$mode periodic potentials.
Hung Tran, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Yifeng Yu*, University of California at Irvine
(1135351742)

8:30 a.m.
A minmax formula for Lipschitz operators that satisfy the global comparison principle and some applications.
Russell W Schwab*, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University
(1135352556)

9:00 a.m.
A Liouville theorem for the axially symmetric NavierStokes equations with some supercritical conditions.
Zheb Lei, School of Mathematics, Fudan University, Shanghai China
Qi S. Zhang*, Math. Dept. UC Riverside
(1135351847)

9:30 a.m.
Convergence of a thresholding scheme to motion by mean curvature of filaments in $R^3$.
Tim Laux, University of California, Berkeley
Nung Kwan Yip*, Purdue University
(1135351559)

10:00 a.m.
Nodal curves of eigenfunctions in the disc.
Xiaolong Han*, California State University, Northridge
Michael Murray, California State University, Northridge
Chuong Tran, California State University, Northridge
(11353582)

10:30 a.m.
$S$shaped bifurcation diagrams in exterior domains.
Maya Chhetri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Pavel Drabek, University of West Bohemia
Ratnasingham Shivaji*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(1135351201)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Fluid Mechanics: Analysis and Applications, I
Room 30A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Zachary Bradshaw, University of Virginia zb8br@virginia.edu
Aseel Farhat, University of Virginia

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, I
Room 6E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Ion, University of Michigan pion@umich.edu
Olaf Teschke, zbMath Berlin
Stephen Watt, University of Waterloo

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Gravitational Wave Science, I
Room 30D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew Gillette, University of Arizona agillette@math.arizona.edu
Nikki Holtzer, University of Arizona

8:30 a.m.
Generalized Regge elements and Regge calculus.
Douglas N. Arnold*, University of Minnesota
Lizao Li, Seven Bridges Genomics
(1135652925)

9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Boredom and Equipartition in the Expanding Direction of Model Cosmological Solutions of Einstein's Equations.
James Isenberg*, University of Oregon
Beverely berger, Livermore, California
Adam Layne, University of Oregon
(113583899)

10:00 a.m.
Gravitational wave model for an eccentric binary based on EOBNR.
Zhoujian Cao*, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS, Beijing, China
(113583460)

10:30 a.m.
Gravitational wave memory.
David Garfinkle*, Oakland University
(1135831561)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations  High School, TwoYear College, FourYear Institution, I
Room 29B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Corban Harwood, George Fox University
William Skerbitz, Wayzata High School
Brian Winkel, SIMIODE brianwinkel@simiode.org
Dina Yagodich, Frederick Community College

8:00 a.m.
Comparing Simulations with Solutions for Classical Differential Equation Models.
Daniel J. Teague*, NC School of Science and Mathematics
(1135972987)

8:30 a.m.
Incorporating a Modeling First Approach into a Traditional ODE Course.
Michael A. Karls*, Ball State University
(1135341433)

9:00 a.m.
Brewing the Perfect Cup of Tea with Differential Equations.
Jesica Bauer*, Carroll College
Eric Sullivan, Carroll College
(1135341129)

9:30 a.m.
Experiencing the "Logic of Logistics".
Bill Skerbitz*, Wayzata High School, Plymouth, MN
(1135341016)

10:00 a.m.
Experience and Lessons Learned from Using SIMIODE Modeling Scenarios.
Wandi Ding*, Middle Tennessee State University
Ryan J. Florida, Middle Tennessee State University
Jeffery Summers, Middle Tennessee State University
Puran Nepal, Middle Tennessee State University
(11353437)

10:30 a.m.
Modeling with Differential Equations: Student Projects and Research Opportunities at a 2 Year College.
Chris McCarthy*, Borough of Manhattan Community College (City University of New York)
(1135971544)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Network Science, I
Room 33B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Burstein, Swarthmore College dburste1@swarthmore.edu
Franklin Kenter, United States Naval Academy
Feng Shi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nilpotent and Solvable Geometry, I
Room 16B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Jablonski, University of Oklahoma
Megan Kerr, Wellesley College mkerr@wellesley.edu
Tracy Payne, Idaho State University

8:00 a.m.
Heisenberg groups and division algebras.
Aroldo Kaplan*, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
(1135533217)

8:30 a.m.
When does a solvable Lie group fail to admit a maximally symmetric metric?
Jonathan Epstein*, University of Oklahoma
(1135222167)

9:00 a.m.
Survey of Spectral and Nilpotent Geometry, with recent results.
Ruth Gornet*, University of Texas Arlington
(1135531325)

9:30 a.m.
Ricci negative solvmanifolds and their nilradicals.
Jonas Deré*, KU Leuven Kulak
(1135531167)

10:00 a.m.
Properties of 2step nilpotent Lie groups associated with graphs.
Rachelle DeCoste*, Wheaton College (MA)
Lisa DeMeyer, Central Michigan University
Meera Mainkar, Central Michigan University
Allie Ray, Trinity College
(113553947)

10:30 a.m.
Symmetry properties of homogeneous Ricci soliton metrics on solvable Lie groups.
Carolyn Gordon*, Dartmouth College
Michael Jablonski, University of Oklahoma
(1135532153)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Operators on Function Spaces in One and Several Variables, I
Room 33A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Catherine Bénéteau, University of South Florida cbenetea@usf.edu
Matthew Fleeman, Baylor University
Constanze Liaw, Baylor University

8:00 a.m.
Carlson's theorem for different measures.
Meredith Sargent*, WashingtonUniversity in St Louis
(1135301021)

8:30 a.m.
Spectral Properties of SturmLiouville Operators via Perturbation Theory.
Matthew Fleeman, Baylor University
Dale Frymark*, Baylor University
Constanze Liaw, University of Delaware
(1135471202)

9:00 a.m.
Convexity of level curves of Martin functions and associated Maximum principles.
Koushik Ramachandran*, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Ok 74074.
(1135301338)

9:30 a.m.
A characterization of Dirichlet inner functions.
Daniel Seco*, Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Madrid (Spain)
(1135301844)

10:00 a.m.
The obstruction function and deformations of threedimensional strictly pseudoconvex CR manifolds.
Peter Ebenfelt*, University of California, San Diego
(1135322522)

10:30 a.m.
A New Index Theorem for Monomial Ideals by Resolutions.
Ronald G Douglas*, Texas A&M University
(113547384)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, I
Room 29A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tamas Forgacs, CSU Fresno
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Mark David Ward, Purdue University

8:00 a.m.
Minimal Orbits, Sharkovski Ordering and Universality in Chaos.
Muhammad U. Abdulla*, Florida Institute of Technology
Ugur G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Naveed H. Iqbal, Florida Institute of Technology
Jake Barrett, Florida Institute of Technology
(11353777)

8:30 a.m.
Isoperimetry in Surfaces of Revolution.
Nat Sothanaphan*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eilot Bongiovanni, Michigan State University
Arjun Kakkar, Williams College
Alejandro Diaz, University of Maryland, College Park
(113551610)

9:00 a.m.
Taming Information Leaks in Machine Learning.
Lorena Mejia Domenzain*, ITAM
Natalia Dibbern, Loyola Marymount University
Harjasleen Malvai, Brown University
(113568662)

9:30 a.m.
Dynamics of Toxoplasma gondii in feral cats.
Emily Kelting*, University of Central Oklahoma
Brittany Bannish, University of Central Oklahoma
Sean Laverty, University of Central Oklahoma
(113592708)

10:00 a.m.
Lacunary Etaquotients Modulo Powers of Primes.
Tessa Cotron*, Emory University
Anya Michaelsen, Williams College
Emily Stamm, Vassar College
Weitao Zhu, Williams College
(113511136)

10:30 a.m.
Moonshine for all finite groups.
Samuel DeHority, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Xavier Gonzalez, Harvard University
Neekon Vafa, Harvard University
Roger Van Peski*, Princeton University
(113520342)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Set Theory, Logic and Ramsey Theory, I
Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrés Caicedo, Mathematical Reviews
José Mijares, University of Colorado, Denver jose.mijarespalacios@ucdenver.edu

8:00 a.m.
Canonical functions and the Ramsey property, revisited.
Michael Pinsker*, Technische Universität Wien
(1135032050)

9:00 a.m.
Sequential $M$separable spaces.
Francisco Guevara Parra*, University of Toronto
(1135031369)

9:30 a.m.
Ultrafilters and forcing on the space of block sequences of finite sets.
Carlos A. Di Prisco*, Universidad de Los Andes
(1135031857)

10:00 a.m.
Banach Spaces from Barriers in High Dimensional Ellentuck Spaces.
Alvaro Arias*, University of Denver
Natasha Dobrinen, University of Denver
Gabriel Giron, University of Denver
Jose Mijares, University of Colorado at Denver
(1135462105)

10:30 a.m.
Reasoning about incomplete structures.
Andre Kornell*, University of California, Davis
(1135033167)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Special Functions and Combinatorics (in honor of Dennis Stanton's 65th birthday), I
Room 7A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Susanna Fishel, Arizona State University sfishel1@asu.edu
Mourad Ismail, University of Central Florida
Vic Reiner, University of Minnesota

8:00 a.m.
Combinatorial properties of traces of matrix products.
John R Greene*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(113505603)

8:30 a.m.
WinniethePooh and the Strange Expectations.
Nathan F Williams*, University of Texas at Dallas
Marko Thiel, Universität Zürich
(1135052070)

9:00 a.m.
Discrete cubical homology groups.
Helene Barcelo*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Curtis Greene, Haverford College
Abdul Salam Jarrah, American University of Sharjah
Volkmar Welker, PhilippsUniversitat Marburg
(1135052380)

9:30 a.m.
A combinatorial bijection on $k$noncrossing partitions.
Dongsu Kim*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Zhicong Lin, School of Science, Jimei University, Xiamen 361021, P.R. China; Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria
(1135052404)

10:00 a.m.
Particle processes and Markov chains.
Sylvie Corteel, Paris 7
Olya Mandelshtam, Brown
Lauren Williams*, UC Berkeley
(113505935)

10:30 a.m.
Combinatorics of Koornwinder polynomials.
Sylvie Corteel*, CNRS et Universite Paris Diderot /Miller Institute Berkeley
(1135053213)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Structure and Representations of Hopf Algebras: a Session in Honor of Susan Montgomery, I
Room 17A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
SiuHung Ng, Louisiana State University
Lance Small, University of California, San Diego
Henry Tucker, University of California, San Diego htucker@usc.edu

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory: Structure and Symmetry, I
Room 17B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathan L. Gross, Columbia University
Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University ttucker@colgate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Ribbon Graphs, Partial Duality, and Homogeneously Adequate States of a Link Diagram.
Adam Giambrone*, University of Connecticut
(1135051719)

8:30 a.m.
The Genus Spectrum of Abelian Groups.
Jay J. Zimmerman*, Towson University
Angel V. Kumchev, Towson University
Coy L. May, Towson University
(113557178)

9:00 a.m.
Generalized Cayley maps and Petrie duals.
Robert Jajcay*, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
(1135052508)

9:30 a.m.
Jacobians of circulant graphs.
Alexander Mednykh*, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
(113505762)

10:00 a.m.
Amply upper embeddable graphs.
Roman Nedela, Mathematical institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Martin Skoviera*, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
(1135052721)

10:30 a.m.
Complete regular dessins and skewmorphisms of cyclic groups.
Roman Nedela*, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech republic
(113505764)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Trends in Mathematical and Computational Biology
Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University
Carrie Eaton, Unity College
Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College robeva@sbc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Emergent dynamics from neural network connectivity.
Katie Morrison*, University of Northern Colorado
(1135AA1677)

8:30 a.m.
A discrete multiscale modeling perspective to the innate immune response to ischemic injury.
Elena S. Dimitrova*, Clemson University
Reinhard Laubenbacher, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Linda H. Shapiro, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
(1135AA1729)

9:00 a.m.
Limb Coordination in Crustacean Swimming: Neural Mechanisms and Mechanical Implications.
Tim Lewis*, University of California Davis
(1135AA2014)

9:30 a.m.
Cryptochromes link circadian clocks with metabolism and cancer.
Katja A Lamia*, The Scripps Research Institute
(1135AA2382)

10:00 a.m.
Using a Mathematical Model with Individual Patient Data to Quantify Differences Between Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
Richard Schugart*, Western Kentucky University
(1135AA2538)

10:30 a.m.
A Mathematical Model for the Cholinesterase Inhibitors in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
Richard Leonard, Mississippi State University
Shantia Yarahmadian*, Mississippi State University
Seth Oppenheimer, Mississippi State University
(1135AA2885)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Arts and Mathematics: The Interface, I
Room 4, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
Creating Hyperbolic Wallpapers and Animations.
Emily Gullerud*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
James S. Walker, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1135F11335)

8:20 a.m.
Automating String Art through the use of 3D Printers.
Donald J Plante*, University of New Hampshire
(1135F11710)

8:40 a.m.
Rock Me Fibonacci: Using Recurrence Relations to Count Rock Drum Fill Patterns.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1135F12611)

9:00 a.m.
Examples of connections to mathematics through the lens of art.
Zdenka Guadarrama*, Rockhurst University
(1135F12805)

9:20 a.m.
Mandelboxen: mathematical extensions to the artistic toolkit for 2D and 3D Mandelbox fractals.
Gregg Helt*, Genomancer
(1135F13199)

9:40 a.m.
Fibonacci Wallpaper Spirals: Painting and Animation.
Frank A. Farris*, Santa Clara University
(1135F12157)

10:00 a.m.
Noneuclidean virtual reality.
Vi Hart, eleVR
Andrea Hawksley, eleVR
Elisabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology
Henry Segerman*, Oklahoma State University
(1135F1880)

10:20 a.m.
3D printed tours.
Robert Bosch*, Oberlin College
(1135F11732)

10:40 a.m.
3D Hyperbolic Tilings and Horosphere Cross Sections.
Vladimir Bulatov*, Shapeways
(1135F11363)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Imaging and Inverse Problems
Room 19, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Homogenization of the Transmission Eigenvalue Problem for a Periodic Media.
Isaac Harris*, Texas A&M University
Fioralba Cakoni, Rutgers University
Houssem Haddar, Ecole polytechnique
(1135351315)

8:15 a.m.
Parameter Determination for Tikhonov Regularization Problems in General Form.
Yonggi Park*, Department of Mathematical Science/Kent State University
Lothar Reichel, Department of Mathematical Science/Kent State University
G Rodriguez, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica/Universita` di Cagliari,
X Yu, Department of Mathematical Science/Kent State University
(113568881)

8:30 a.m.
Field Control Through Manipulation of Surface Sources.
Daniel Onofrei*, University of Houston
Eric Platt, University of Houston
(1135352178)

8:45 a.m.
Dipole approximation for shape magnetic forming.
Jaemin Shin*, Hanbat National University, South Korea
(1135781838)

9:00 a.m.
A Regularized TwoDimensional Sampling Algorithm.
Weidong Chen*, Minnesota State University, Mankato
(113565910)

9:15 a.m.
Medical Images Atlas by averaging Diffeomorphisms through Mesh Generation.
Zicong Zhou*, University of Texas at Arlington
Guojun Liao, University of Texas at Arlington
(113565180)

9:30 a.m.
Sparse conductivity reconstructions from electrical impedance tomography data using complex geometrical optics solutions and prior structural information.
Michael Capps*, Colorado State University
(1135352672)

9:45 a.m.
Randomization for Efficient Reduced Order Models.
Selin Sariaydin*, Virginia Tech
Eric de Sturler, Virginia Tech
Serkan Gugercin, Virginia Tech
Misha Kilmer, Tufts University
(1135652049)

10:00 a.m.
Three dimensional surface reconstruction from a single portrait based on supervised learning and optimization in Sobolev norm.
Yesom Park*, Ewha Womans University
Yoonkeong Lee, Ewha Womans University
Chohee Park, Ewha Womans University
Seunghui Park, Ewha Womans University
Chohong Min, Ewha Womans University
(113568826)

10:15 a.m.
Filtering and Positivity Incorporation.
Youssef Qranfal*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
(1135901322)

10:30 a.m.
Use of a novel radiative transport solver to recover optical properties of layered media from Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging data.
Sean Horan*, University of California, Irvine
Adam Gardner, University of California, Irvine
Rolf Saager, University of California, Irvine
Anthony Durkin, University of California, Irvine
Vasan Venugopalan, University of California, Irvine
(1135783001)

10:45 a.m.
Recovering a source function in a parabolic equation.
Sedar Ngoma*, State University of New York at Geneseo
(1135352397)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Algebra, I
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:00 a.m.
Universal Groebner Bases of Circulant Polynomial Systems.
Ryan Shifler*, Salisbury University
(1135VL895)

8:15 a.m.
Markov number ordering conjectures.
Michelle Rabideau*, University of Connecticut
Ralf Schiffler, University of Connecticut
(1135VL1109)

8:30 a.m.
Hardness Results for the Subpower Membership Problem.
Jeff Shriner*, University of Colorado Boulder
(1135VL1518)

8:45 a.m.
How do you fix an oval track puzzle?
David A Nash*, Le Moyne College
Sara Randall, Le Moyne College
(1135VL1903)

9:00 a.m.
Intersection Pairing and Determinant Line Bundle.
Yordanka Aleksandrova Kovacheva*, The University of Chicago
(1135VL1978)

9:15 a.m.
The Position Vector of a Numerical Semigroup.
Lance Bryant, Shippensburg University
James Hamblin*, Shippensburg University
(1135VL1988)

9:30 a.m.
Error Correcting Codes within a Frobenius Ambient.
Erik Hietaaho*, Ohio University
(1135VL2135)

9:45 a.m.
The Index of a Family of Complete Intersection Numerical Semigroup Rings.
Bernadette Boyle*, Sacred Heart University
(1135VL2162)

10:00 a.m.
A multilinear toolkit for isomorphism.
Joshua Maglione*, Kent State University
(1135VL2242)

10:15 a.m.
Demazure Crystals of the Quantum Affine Lie Algebra $U_q(A_{n1}^{(1)})$.
Maggie Rahmoeller*, Roanoke College
(1135VL2258)

10:30 a.m.
Computing the minimal Euclidean function over $\mathbb{Z}[i]$.
R. Scott Williams*, University of Central Oklahoma
Erin Williams, University of Central Oklahoma
(1135VL2737)

10:45 a.m.
Module Theory With Group Von Neumann Algebras.
Wade Mattox*, Salem College
(1135VL2880)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Assessment
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:00 a.m.
Predictive Analytics and Intangibles: Using data to improve student success and retention rates in core mathematics courses.
Alison Reddy*, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
(1135VA632)

8:15 a.m.
Departmental assessment at a small liberal arts college.
Douglas A Riley*, BirminghamSouthern College
Bernadette Mullins, BirminghamSouthern College
(1135VA1348)

8:30 a.m.
Using Metacognitive Reading/Writing Assignments in a General Education Mathematics Course.
Adam Giambrone*, University of Connecticut
(1135VA1721)

8:45 a.m.
Evaluating Assessments for Learning in the Mathematics Classroom: An Item Response Theory Primer for Mathematics Educators.
Allen G Harbaugh, Boston University
Andrew S Richman*, Boston University
Suzanne Chapin, Boston University
(1135VA1793)

9:00 a.m.
Ordinal Regression to Analyze Postgraduate Students' Attitudes toward the Application of Statistical Procedures in the Western Cape Institutions.
Germaine Kamleu Ndouma*, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Lorna Holtman, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Bingwen Yan, Cape Peninsula university of Technology
(1135VA2343)

9:15 a.m.
Ximera: Measuring the effectiveness of an opensource interactive textbook.
Jim Fowler, The Ohio State University
Bart Snapp*, The Ohio State University
(1135VA2452)

9:30 a.m.
Formative assessment as a mechanism to improve calculus persistence through increased STEM major utility perception.
Heather Z Brooks, University of Utah
Anna Romanov*, University of Utah
(1135VA2520)

9:45 a.m.
Using specifications grading in a fiveweek summer calculus I course.
Erin E. M. Rizzie*, University of Connecticut
(1135VA2685)

10:00 a.m.
Assessment of An OnGoing FlipIBL Study: Comparison of Traditional and F/IBL (Flipped and InquiryBased Learning) for College Algebra Classrooms.
Perry Y.C. Lee*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Padraig M. McLoughlin, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1135VA2896)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Number Theory, I
Room 13, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Bounds on the Number of Connected Components of the Sigma Divisor Function.
Nina V Zubrilina*, Stanford University
(1135112077)

8:15 a.m.
Comparing anticyclotomic Selmer groups of positive coranks for congruent modular forms.
Jeffrey Hatley*, Union College
Antonio Lei, Laval University
(113511734)

8:30 a.m.
Rational points on solvable curves over $\mathbb{Q}$ via nonabelian Chabauty.
Jordan S. Ellenberg, Department of Mathematics, University of WisconsinMadison
Daniel Rayor Hast*, Department of Mathematics, University of WisconsinMadison
(1135111112)

8:45 a.m.
LocaltoGlobal Principles for Galois Covers of Curves in Characteristic $p$.
Renee Bell*, MIT
(1135112285)

9:00 a.m.
Supercharacters and Mixed Moments of Kloosterman Sums.
Ángel Chávez, Pomona College
George Todd*, Union College
(1135112863)

9:15 a.m.
Generalizing the GanGrossPrasad Conjecture to a Similitude Group
Melissa Emory*, University of Missouri
(1135113131)

9:30 a.m.
Constructing irreducible polynomials over finite field.
Tyler Melton*, Armstrong State University
Rosina Campbell, Armstrong State University
Duc Van Huynh, Armstrong State University
(1135112498)

9:45 a.m.
An effective Chebotarev density theorem for families of fields, with applications to class groups.
Lillian B. Pierce, Duke University and Institute for Advanced Study
Caroline L. TurnageButterbaugh*, Duke University
Melanie Matchett Wood, University of WisconsinMadison and American Institute of Mathematics
(1135111848)

10:00 a.m.
On Klingen Eisenstein Series.
Alok B Shukla*, University of Oklahoma
(1135111170)

10:15 a.m.
Another look at Zagier's formula for multiple zeta values involving 2's and 3's.
Cezar Lupu*, University of Pittsburgh
(1135112828)

10:30 a.m.
Iterates of Schemmel Totient Functions.
Colin Defant*, Princeton University
(113511711)

10:45 a.m.
Congruences of Power Sums.
Nicholas J. Newsome, University of California, Riverside
Maria S. Nogin, California State University, Fresno
Adnan H. Sabuwala*, California State University, Fresno
(1135112130)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, I
Room 14A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tom Banchoff, Brown University
Curt Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu
Edwin Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point
Lew Ludwig, Denison University

8:00 a.m.
Computers and Constructivist Learning Environments:Pedagogy and Achievement in CollegeLevel Mathematics.
Rachel M Bates*, Redlands Community College
(1135B5315)

8:20 a.m.
Supporting Teaching Assistants Facilitating Instruction in a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment.
Greg Mayer*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Asad Abbas, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1135B52741)

8:40 a.m.
Understanding How TwoYear College Math Faculty Perceptions of Cooperative Learning Influence Its Use in Math Courses.
Adam J. Castillo*, Florida International University
(1135B51821)

9:00 a.m.
Does collaboration help create change in college teachers?
Kirthi Premadasa*, University of Wisconsin Baraboo/Sauk County
Geetha Samaranayake, University of WisconsinWhitewater
Rajee Amarasinghe, California State UniversityFresno
Khyam Paneru, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1135B51392)

9:20 a.m.
Increasing Growth Mindset in Business Calculus Students.
Jenny G Fuselier, High Point University
Laurie Zack*, High Point University
(1135B51473)

9:40 a.m.
How is growth mindset and metacognitive self awareness linked in developmental math students?
Yevgeniya Rivers*, University of New Haven
(1135B592)

10:00 a.m.
Grit and Diligence as Predictors of Success in Mathematics Courses.
Ben Hartlage, United States Air Force Academy
David Higginbotham, United States Air Force Academy
Ian Pierce*, United States Air Force Academy
Beth Schaubroeck, United States Air Force Academy
(1135B52830)

10:20 a.m.
Analyzing the Impact of Masterybased Testing in Mathematics Courses.
Lauren Klamerus*, Lewis University
Christina Carlson, Lewis University
Amanda Harsy, Lewis University
(1135B5888)

10:40 a.m.
Teaching Writing in Mathematics: What does it mean to communicate as a mathematician?
Susan Ruff*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lisa Emerson, Massey University, New Zealand
(1135B52675)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Data Science in the Mathematics Curriculum
Room 11A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute sweekes@wpi.edu
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation rbuckmir@nsf.gov

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Panel
How do we use assessment? What do we learn from it and how does it help us make related changes?
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Beste Gucler, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth bgucler@umassd.edu
Gulden Karakok, University of Northern Colorado
Panelists:
Marilyn Carlson, Arizona State University
Pablo MeijaRamos, Rutgers University
Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado Boulder
William Martin, North Dakota State University

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Exhibit Hall A, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Algebraic Topology
Room 12, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
Algebraic Models of Homotopy nTypes.
Ivan Dungan*, United States Military Academy, West Point
Ettore Aldrovandi, Florida State University
(113555400)

8:30 a.m.
Complexity of virtual multistrings.
David Freund*, Dartmouth College
(113557104)

8:45 a.m.
Roots of unity in $K(n)$local stable homotopy theory.
Sanath Devalapurkar*, MIT
(113555167)

9:00 a.m.
Equivariant formality of homogeneous spaces.
ChiKwong Fok*, The University of Adelaide
Jeffrey D Carlson, The University of Toronto
(1135552518)

9:15 a.m.
Cohomology algebras of configuration spaces: preliminary report.
Ayah Almousa, Cornell University
Derek Francour, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Megan Maguire*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1135552210)

9:30 a.m.
Decorated Heegaard Diagrams and Combinatorial Heegaard Floer homology.
Carl C Hammarsten*, Lafayette College
(1135572774)

9:45 a.m.
An Invariant of Mapping Tori from Moduli of Stable Pairs.
Andrew Lee*, University of California, Santa Cruz
Timothy Perutz, University of Texas at Austin
(1135531049)

10:00 a.m.
A Hodgetype decomposition of holomorphic Poisson cohomology on nilmanifolds.
John A Simanyi*, UC Riverside
(1135532800)

10:15 a.m.
Persistence and stability for the quiver $\mathbb{A}_n$.
Killian F. Meehan*, University of Missouri
David C. Meyer, University of Missouri
(1135552505)

10:30 a.m.
Generalized persistence modules and taking limits.
Killian Meehan, University of Missouri
David C Meyer*, University of Missouri
(1135551754)

10:45 a.m.
Using Topology to Study the Brain: An Analysis of fMRI data using TDA.
Maria Gommel*, University of Iowa
(1135552595)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, I
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:15 a.m.
HighOrder Adaptive Extended Finite Element Method (AESFEM) and Direct Treatment of Neumann Boundary Conditions on Curved Boundaries.
Rebecca Conley*, Saint Peter's University
Tristan J. Delaney, San Jose, CA
Xiangmin Jiao, Stony Brook University
(1135VN417)

8:30 a.m.
Stable ADI Scheme with SuperGaussian Dielectric Distribution and Minimal Molecular Surface.
Tania Hazra*, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Shan Zhao, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
(1135VN444)

8:45 a.m.
Third Derivative Block Multistep Algorithm for solving the Second Order Nonlinear LaneEmden Type Equations.
Olusheye A Akinfenwa*, University of Lagos, Akoka , Lagos
Ridwanulai I Abdulganiy, University of Lagos, Akoka , Lagos
Adebola S. Okunuga, University of Lagos, Akoka , Lagos
(1135VN524)

9:00 a.m.
Rational Approximation of the MittagLeffler Functions with Real Distinct Poles.
Olaniyi S. Iyiola*, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
Emmanuel O. AsanteAsamani, Hunter College of the City University of New York
Bruce Wade, University of WisconsinMilwaukee, WI
(1135VN596)

9:15 a.m.
A numerical method for conical Radon transform with the vertices on a helix.
Kiwoon Kwon*, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea
Sungwhan Moon, Kyungbook University, Daegu, Korea
(1135VN655)

9:30 a.m.
Inference of transition rates in a birthdeath chain from conditional extinction times.
Yingxiang Zhou*, University of Delaware
PakWing Fok, University of Delaware
(1135VN719)

9:45 a.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.
Intrusion Detection Algorithm Based On Discrete Wavelet Transform and Support Vector Machines.
Kevin L. Li*, Western Connecticut State University
Xiaodi Wang, .Department of Math, Western Connecticut State University
(1135VN940)

10:15 a.m.
Quantum circuits for arithmetic operations over binary field.
Samundra Regmi*, Cameron University
Parshuram Budhathoki, Cameron University
(1135VN982)

10:30 a.m.
Longwave asymptotic model for deformation and breakup of a fluid thread.
Muhammad Hameed*, University of South Carolina Upstate
(1135VN983)

10:45 a.m.
New double Wronskian solutions for a generalized (2+1)dimensional Boussinesq system with variable coefficients.
Alrazi M Abdeljabbar*, Khalifa University The Petroleum Institute
(1135VN1160)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Research by Postdocs of the Alliance for Diversity in Mathematics, I
Room 33C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Aloysius Helminck, University of Hawaii  Manoa
Michael Young, Iowa State University myoung@iastate.edu

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part A
Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in Mathematics Courses
Room 28A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida
Jill E. Guerra, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Laurie Lenz, Marymount University

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part A
Teaching Introductory Statistics Using the Guidelines from the American Statistical Association
Room 28C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Carolyn K. Cuff, Westminster College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Difference, Dynamic, and Integral Equations
Room 18, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

9:00 a.m.
Nonsmooth invariant manifolds in a conceptual climate model.
James Walsh*, Oberlin College
(113539388)

9:15 a.m.
Constructing Nonstandard Finite Difference (NSFD) Schemes for Dynamical Systems.
Oluwaseye Adekanye*, Howard University
Talitha Washington, Howard University
(1135392438)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling releases of sterile mosquitoes with BevertonHolt survival functions.
Yang Li*, Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1135391616)

9:45 a.m.
Asymptotically periodic solutions of a $q$integral equation.
Jeffrey T. Neugebauer*, Eastern Kentucky University
Muhammad N. Islam, University of Dayton
(113539285)

10:00 a.m.
A PeriodFour Solution with PeriodTwo Parameters Applied to a Rational Difference Equation.
Carol B Overdeep*, Saint Martin's University
Sally Fletcher, Saint Martin's University
(113539459)

10:15 a.m.
Asymptotically stable and $L^1$ Solutions of Caputo Fractional Differential Equations.
Muhammad Islam*, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
(113545360)

10:30 a.m.
On square integrable solutions and principal solutions for second order SturmLiouville dynamic equations.
Petr Zemánek*, Masaryk University
(113534523)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Discrete Mathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum  Ideas and Innovations in Teaching, I
Room 15B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
John Caughman, Portland State University
Art Duval, University of Texas El Paso elise314@gmail.com
Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, I
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
John David, Virginia Military Institute
Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster rpasteur@wooster.edu

9:00 a.m.
New Theorems to Predict Winning Percentages and Compare Parity in the MLB, NBA, and NFL.
Stanley Rothman*, Quinnipiac University
(1135B188)

9:20 a.m.
What is a walk a week worth?
Robert Franzosa*, University of Maine
(1135B12402)

9:40 a.m.
On Bonobos and Baseball: an Application of David's Score.
Thomas W Polaski*, Winthrop University
(1135B12718)

10:00 a.m.
Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Golf and Softball Teams Using Linear Algebra.
Marissa Koronkiewicz*, Lewis University
Carley Maupin, Lewis University
Amanda Harsy, Lewis University
(1135B12963)

10:20 a.m.
Modeling and simulation of a bicycle race.
J. Christopher Tweddle*, Governors State University
(1135B12306)

10:40 a.m.
What can a jump tell us about a pitcher?
John Mayberry*, The University of the Pacific
(1135B1409)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAASIAMAMS HrabowskiGatesTapiaMcBay Session: Lecture
Room 8, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University rcortez@tulane.edu

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMS Directors of Undergraduate Studies
Rancho Santa Fe Rm 2, Lobby Level, North Twr, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Creating Interdisciplinary Activities for Mathematical Sciences Classrooms
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Eugene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College eugenefiorini@muhlenberg.edu
Linda McGuire, Muhlenberg College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel
Mathematicians' Work in Creating Open Education Resources for K12
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
William McCallum, University of Arizona william.mccallum@gmail.com
Panelists:
Scott Baldridge, Louisiana State University
Hugo Rossi, University of Utah
Kristin Umland, Illustrative Mathematics

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel
What Every Student Should Know about the JMM
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Violeta Vasilevska, Utah Valley University violeta.vasilevska@uvu.edu
Peri Shereen, California State University Monterey Bay
Panelists:
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Frank Morgan, Williams College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Project NExT Panel
Creating Meaningful Classroom Activities to Deepen Student Learning
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Rene Ardila, Grand Valley State University
Emi Kennedy, Hollins University
Erica Shannon, Pierce College
Shawnda Smith, California State University Bakersfield
Panelists:
Dana Ernst, Northern Arizona University
Jessica Libertini, Virginia Military Institute
Ji Son, California State University Los Angeles

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:50 a.m.10:30 a.m.
MAASIAMAMS HrabowskiGatesTapiaMcBay Panel
Access to Quality Mathematics by All.
Room 8, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University
Panelists:
James A. M. Álvarez, University of Texas at Arlington
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation
Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Curricular Strategies for Increasing Mathematics Majors
Room 14B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stuart Boersma Boersma, Central Washington University
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University marlandes@appstate.edu
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The NavierStokes, Euler and related equations.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Edriss S. Titi*, Texas A&M University; and The Weizmann Institute of Science
(1135353239)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Algebra, II
Room 32B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach, I
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Topological Modeling of Complex Data.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Gunnar Carlsson*, Stanford University
(11350033)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Come to the Grand Opening at 12:15 p.m.!
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Alternate Minimization and Scaling algorithms: theory, applications and connections across mathematics and computer science.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Avi Wigderson*, Institute for Advanced Study
(1135683224)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Meetings and Conferences Panel Discussion
Collaborative Research Communities in Mathematics
Room 11B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Quintessential quandle queries.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Alissa Crans*, Loyola Marymount University
(1135A0108)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on A Showcase of Number Theory at Liberal Arts Colleges, I
Room 16A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Adriana Salerno, Bates College
Lola Thompson, Oberlin College lola.thompson@oberlin.edu

2:15 p.m.
The supnorm problem for $\mathrm{GL}(2)$ over number fields.
Djordje Milićević*, Bryn Mawr College
Valentin Blomer, GeorgAugustUniversität Göttingen
Gergely Harcos, MTA Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and Central European University
Péter Maga, MTA Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
(1135111147)

2:45 p.m.
Quantum modular forms and quantum Jacobi forms.
Amanda Folsom*, Amherst College
(113511745)

3:15 p.m.
Arithmetic Properties of Jacobians of Curves Defined by the Generalized Laguerre Polynomials.
John Cullinan*, Bard College
(113511680)

3:45 p.m.
Primitive root biases for prime pairs.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(113511289)

4:15 p.m.
Lattice point visibility on generalized lines of sight.
Edray H. Goins, Purdue University
Pamela E. Harris*, Williams College
Bethany Kubik, University of Minnesota Duluth
Aba Mbirika, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(113511309)

4:45 p.m.
Bisected theta series, least $r$gaps in partitions, and polygonal numbers.
Cristina M Ballantine*, College of the Holy Cross
Mircea Merca, Academy of Romanian Scientists
(1135111735)

5:15 p.m.
Perfect powers in orbits of rational functions over number fields.
Rafe Jones*, Carleton College
Jordan Cahn, Carleton College
Jacob Spear, Carleton College
(1135112523)

5:45 p.m.
Sierpiński and Riesel numbers: computations and coverings.
Carrie E. FinchSmith*, Washington and Lee University
(1135112288)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic, Analytic, and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, Painlevé Equations, and Random Matrices, I
Room 31A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Vladimir Dragovic, University of Texas at Dallas
Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado adzham@unco.edu
Sevak Mkrtchyan, University of Rochester

2:15 p.m.
A Robust Inverse Scattering Transform for the Focusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation.
Deniz Bilman, University of Michigan
Peter D. Miller*, University of Michigan
(1135352583)

2:45 p.m.
Nearly singular Jacobi matrices and applications to the finite Toda lattice.
Kenneth T.R. McLaughlin, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University
Robert Jenkins, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Kyle Pounder*, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
(1135341620)

3:15 p.m.
Asymptotics of gap probabilities via RiemannHilbert approach.
Manuela Girotti*, Colorado State University
(113560494)

3:45 p.m.
Nonintersecting Brownian bridges on the unit circle with drift.
Robert Buckingham*, University of Cincinnati
(1135601786)

4:15 p.m.
Pfaffian Sign Theorem for the Dimer Model on a Triangular Lattice.
Pavel Bleher, IUPUI
Brad Elwood, IUPUI
Dražen Petrović*, IUPUI
(1135822267)

4:45 p.m.
A Moment Method for Invariant Ensembles.
Jonathan Novak*, UC San Diego
(113560437)

5:15 p.m.
The scaling function constant problem in the twodimensional Ising model.
Thomas Joachim Bothner*, University of Michigan
(1135821196)

5:45 p.m.
Turning point processes in plane partitions with periodic weights of arbitrary period.
Sevak Mkrtchyan*, University of Rochester
(1135601406)

6:15 p.m.
Bifurcations of Liouville Tori for GoryachevChaplygin system Vs. Poincare system.
Fariba Khoshnasib*, UWEau Claire/ UTDallas
(1135703084)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tarek M. Elgindi, University of California, San Diego tme2@princeton.edu
Edriss S. Titi, Texas A&M University and Weizmann Institute of Science

2:15 p.m.
Stability of Kolmogorov flows.
Slim Ibrahim*, University of Victoria
Yasunori Maekawa, University of Kyoto
Nader Masmoudi, Courant Institute, NY University
(1135353153)

2:45 p.m.
On flocking and global wellposedness of singular models of self organized dynamics.
Roman Shvydkoy*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(113535502)

3:15 p.m.
Finitetime singularity formation for the Boussinesq system.
Tarek M. Elgindi, UCSD
InJee Jeong*, Princeton University
(113535571)

3:45 p.m.
Stability and regularity results for the 2D Boussinesq equations with partial dissipation.
Jiahong Wu*, Oklahoma State University
(113535938)

4:15 p.m.
Local regularity for the modified SQG patch equation.
Alexander Kiselev, Duke University
Yao Yao, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrej Zlatos*, UC San Diego
(1135352550)

4:45 p.m.
Vorticity Gradient Growth for the Axisymmetric 3D Euler Equations Without Swirl.
Tam Do*, University of Southern California
(1135352116)

5:15 p.m.
Techniques of 2D fluids applied to the aggregation equation.
Hantaek Bae, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Elaine Cozzi, Oregon State University
GungMin Gie, University of Louisville
James P Kelliher*, University of California Riverside
(1135351726)

5:45 p.m.
An ensemble data assimilation algorithm via feedbackcontrol.
Cecilia F Mondaini*, Texas A&M University
Animikh Biswas, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Ciprian Foias, Texas A&M University
Edriss S. Titi, Texas A&M University, US, AND Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
(1135352638)

6:15 p.m.
Global regularity for Burgers equation with densitydependent fractional dissipation.
Changhui Tan*, Rice University
(1135352874)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Applied and Computational Combinatorics, II
Room 7A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Torin Greenwood, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jay Pantone, Dartmouth College jaypantone@dartmouth.edu

2:15 p.m.
Using SymbolCrunching to find ALL Sucker's Bets (with given deck sizes).
Shalosh B. Ekhad, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Doron Zeilberger*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(113505712)

2:45 p.m.
Using Experimental Data to Deconvolve Structural Signals.
Torin Greenwood*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1135051789)

3:15 p.m.
Analyzing Boltzmann samplers for BoseEinstein condensates with Dirichlet generating functions.
Megan Bernstein, Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthew Fahrbach*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dana Randall, Georgia Institute of Technology
(113505714)

3:45 p.m.
A Generative Graph Model for Electrical Infrastructure Networks.
Sinan G Aksoy*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Eduardo CotillaSanchez, Oregon State University
Mahantesh Halappanavar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Emilie Purvine, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1135052124)

4:15 p.m.
Distinguishing phylogenetic networks.
Elizabeth Gross*, San Jose State University
Colby Long, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(113592950)

4:45 p.m.
Meanders and RNA Folding.
Christine E. Heitsch*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(113505860)

5:15 p.m.
Analytic Combinatorics in Several Variables: Applications and Effective Methods.
Stephen Melczer*, University of Pennsylvania
(113505849)

5:45 p.m.
Radon and Tverberg theorem with concrete coordinates.
J De Loera*, University of California, Davis
Thomas Hogan, University of California, Davis
Frederic Meunier, CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts et Chausses, Paris
Nabil Mustafa, Universite ParisEst Marne la Vallee
(113552870)

6:15 p.m.
The Ballots are Missing, Who Won the Election? Inferring Rankings from First Order Marginals.
Sarah Wolff*, Denison University
(1135051861)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Commutative Algebra and Polytopes, I
Room 33B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert Davis, Michigan State University davisr@math.msu.edu
Liam Solus, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

2:15 p.m.
The toric ring of a twoborel ideal is Koszul.
Michael DiPasquale*, Oklahoma State University
(11351360)

2:45 p.m.
Graph Realization for Atomic Simplexes.
Jackson Autry, San Diego State University
Christopher O'Neill, UC Davis
Vadim Ponomarenko*, San Diego State University
Samuel Yih, Pomona College
(113505636)

3:15 p.m.
Number Sequences of Truncated Simplices.
Michael G Augspurger, Grove City College
Rachel E Falk, Grove City College
Joseph E Swanson*, Grove City College
Michael A Jackson, Grove City College
(1135403098)

3:45 p.m.
Classifications of lattice polytopes.
Gabriele Balletti*, Stockholm University
(1135521552)

4:15 p.m.
Laplacian Simplices.
Marie Meyer*, University of Kentucky
Benjamin Braun, University of Kentucky
(1135051957)

4:45 p.m.
Level algebras and lecture hall polytopes.
Florian Kohl, Freie Universitaet Berlin
McCabe Olsen*, University of Kentucky
(1135051738)

5:15 p.m.
Normal Gorenstein Fano polytopes arising from perfect graphs.
Akiyoshi Tsuchiya*, Osaka University
(113505657)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry, I
Room 30D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Vincent B. Bonini, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo vbonini@calpoly.edu
Joseph E. Borzellino, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Bogdan D. Suceava, California State University, Fullerton
Guofang Wei, University of California, Santa Barbara

2:15 p.m.
The first eigenvalue of the $p$Laplacian with integral curvature condition.
Shoo Seto*, UC Santa Barbara
(113553906)

2:45 p.m.
Existence of metrics maximizing the first eigenvalue on closed surfaces.
Anna M Siffert*, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Henrik Matthiesen, MPIM Bonn
(113553994)

3:15 p.m.
The Moduli Space of Flat Connections over Higher Dimensional Manifolds.
Casey Blacker*, UC Santa Barbara
(1135532515)

3:45 p.m.
Nonnegative curvature and torus actions.
Christine Escher*, Oregon State University
Catherine Searle, Wichita State University
(113553521)

4:15 p.m.
Modified Mean Curvature Flow in Hyperbolic Space.
Patrick Allmann*, University of California, Santa Cruz
Longzhi Lin, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jingyong Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China
(1135532266)

4:45 p.m.
A conformally invariant gap theorem in YangMills theory.
Casey Lynn Kelleher*, Princeton University
Jeffrey D Streets, University of California, Irvine
Matthew J Gursky, University of Notre Dame
(1135582756)

5:15 p.m.
On the size of compact Riemannian manifolds with nonnegative Ricci curvature and convex boundary.
Xiaodong Wang*, Michigan State University
(1135531212)

5:45 p.m.
Rigidity of the Ambient Obstruction Flow.
Christopher Lopez*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1135532845)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systemsto Celebrate the Work of Jane Hawkins, I
Room 17B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Julia Barnes, Western Carolina University
Rachel Bayless, Agnes Scott College
Emily Burkhead, Duke University
Lorelei Koss, Dickinson College koss@dickinson.edu

2:15 p.m.
Modeling Virus Dynamics with Stochastic Cellular Automata.
Emily G. Burkhead*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jane M. Hawkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1135372319)

2:45 p.m.
A family of infinite local complexity tiling flows with countable Lebesgue spectrum.
Natalie Priebe Frank, Department of Mathematics, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
E Arthur Robinson, Jr.*, Deptartment of Mathematics, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052
(1135371483)

3:15 p.m.
Elliptic functions and Herman rings.
Mónica Moreno Rocha*, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas
(1135371905)

3:45 p.m.
The Dynamics of Two Circle Inversions.
Daniel M Look*, St. Lawrence University
(113537698)

4:15 p.m.
Seeing Repelling Dynamics.
Daniel Cuzzocreo, Northwestern University
Joanna Furno*, University of Houston
Kenneth Jacobs, Northwestern University
Scott Kaschner, Butler University
(1135372799)

4:45 p.m.
Computational adventures in complex dynamics.
Mark C McClure*, UNC  Asheville
(1135371142)

5:15 p.m.
An exploration of Mandelbrot sets in unexpected places.
Joshua J Clemons*, Virginia Tech
(1135372945)

5:45 p.m.
Odometer actions of more general groups.
Ayse A Sahin*, Wright State University
Ilie Ugarcovici, DePaul University
(1135372981)

6:15 p.m.
Speedups of $\mathbb{Z}^d$odometers.
David M McClendon*, Ferris State University
Aimee S.A. Johnson, Swarthmore College
(1135371017)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, and Related Fields, II
Room 30C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Albert Cohen, Michigan State University
Nguyet Nguyen, Youngstown State University ntnguyen01@ysu.edu
Oana Mocioalca, Kent State University
Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University

2:15 p.m.
Mathematics of Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science: A Biased Viewpoint.
Robert R Reitano*, Brandeis International Business School
(1135911661)

3:15 p.m.
BarndorffNielsen and Shephard model oil commodity hedging with variance swap and option.
Indranil SenGupta*, North Dakota State University
William Wilson, North Dakota State University
William Nganje, North Dakota State University
(11356036)

3:45 p.m.
Testing Option Pricing Models with Memory.
Flavia Sancier*, Antioch College
(1135602496)

4:15 p.m.
A Monte Carlo scheme for a singular control problem.
Arash Fahim*, Florida State University, Department of Mathematics
WanYu Tsai, Florida State University, Department of Mathematics
(113560492)

4:45 p.m.
Pricing with Markov Chain Monte Carlo and a Coupled AdditiveMultiplicative Stochastic Model.
Ibukun O Amusan*, Kentucky State University
(1135601810)

5:15 p.m.
First hitting time of integral diffusions and applications.
Duy Nguyen*, Marist College
(113560518)

5:45 p.m.
Application of Stochastic Maximum Principle RiskSensitive Regime Switching in Asset Management.
Isabelle KemajouBrown*, Morgan State University
Olivier MenoukeuPamen, Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Liverpool
Zhongyang Sun, School of Mathematical Sciences
(1135492334)

6:15 p.m.
Sensitivity analysis of the utility maximization problem with respect to model perturbations.
Oleksii Mostovyi*, University of Connecticut
Mihai Sirbu, University of Texas at Austin
(113560216)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part A
Flipping your Mathematics Course using Open Educational Resources
Room 28A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Sarah Eichhorn, University of California, Irvine
David Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
Jim Fowler, The Ohio State University
Petra Taylor, Dartmouth University

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Analysis and Geometric Flows, II
Room 30B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Glickenstein, University of Arizona glickenstein@math.arizona.edu
Brett Kotschwar, Arizona State University

2:15 p.m.
Maximal symmetry in solvmanifolds.
Michael Jablonski*, University of Oklahoma
(1135532731)

2:45 p.m.
Progress in symplectic curvature flow.
Casey Lynn Kelleher*, Princeton University
(1135582747)

3:15 p.m.
Scaling and Entropy for the RG2 flow.
Christine Guenther*, Pacific University
(1135582651)

3:45 p.m.
Blowup Continuity for MeanConvex, TypeI Mean Curvature Flow.
Kevin Sonnanburg*, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1135532282)

4:15 p.m.
On the equivalence between bounded entropy and noncollapsing for ancient solutions to the Ricci flow.
Yongjia Zhang*, University of California, San Diego
(1135531158)

4:45 p.m.
Ricci Flow on DoublyWarped Products.
Maxwell Stolarski*, University of Texas at Austin
(1135532197)

5:15 p.m.
NonKaehler Ricci Flows that Converge to KaehlerRicci Solitons.
James Isenberg*, University of Oregon
Dan Knopf, University of Texas
Natasa Sesum, Rutgers University
(113553905)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Room 10, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Jemma Lorenat, Pitzer College
Clemency Montelle, University of Canterbury
Daniel Otero, Xavier University otero@xavier.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College

2:15 p.m.
Where Did They Learn That? Mathematical Knowledge in 18th Century Portugal.
Maria Zack*, Point Loma Nazarene University
(113501944)

2:45 p.m.
Newton's Headache: the Motion of the Lunar Apse.
Lawrence D'Antonio*, Ramapo College
(113501458)

3:15 p.m.
A Guilty Euler Searches for Large Primes.
Dominic Klyve*, Central Washington University
(1135012848)

3:45 p.m.
D'Alembert and the Case for Limits.
Robert E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
(1135011581)

4:15 p.m.
Euler and Mathematical Rigor.
Craig Fraser*, University of Toronto
(1135011880)

4:45 p.m.
A Decade in the Life of William Playfair.
David R Bellhouse*, University of Western Ontario
(113501512)

5:15 p.m.
The mathematical education of George Gabriel Stokes.
June BarrowGreen*, The Open University, U.K.
(1135011417)

5:45 p.m.
Thomas P. Kirkman  a life in mathematics.
Tony Crilly*, St. Albans, UK
(113501738)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part A
How to Run Successful Math Circles for Students and Teachers
Room 28B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Jane Long, Stephen F. Austin State University
Brianna Donaldson, American Institute of Mathematics
Gabriella Pinter, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver and National Association of Math Circles

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Infectious Diseases, I
Room 29C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Kazuo Yamazaki, University of Rochester kyamazak@ur.rochester.edu

2:15 p.m.
A theoretical approach to understanding population dynamics with seasonal developmental durations.
Yijun Lou*, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
XiaoQiang Zhao, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(113592394)

3:15 p.m.
On multispecies and cross diffusion.
Dung Le*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(113535432)

4:15 p.m.
An epidemic model with superspreading.
Fred Brauer*, University of British Columbia
(1135921603)

4:45 p.m.
Impact of Environmental Temperature on Dengue Epidemics: Mathematical Models.
Naveen K. Vaidya*, San Diego State University, California, USA
(1135921480)

5:15 p.m.
Mathematical modeling of PDGFdriven glioma reveals the infiltrating dynamics of immune cells into tumors.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, New Mexico State University
(1135352183)

5:45 p.m.
Modeling the role of superspreaders in infectious disease outbreaks.
Christina Joy Edholm*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1135921777)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations  High School, TwoYear College, FourYear Institution, II
Room 29B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Corban Harwood, George Fox University
William Skerbitz, Wayzata High School
Brian Winkel, SIMIODE brianwinkel@simiode.org
Dina Yagodich, Frederick Community College

2:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Audience Participation: Experience with Engaging in Modeling in a Differential Equations Course.
Dina Yagodich*, Frederick Community College, Frederick MD
Brian Winkel, SIMIODE, Cornwall NY
Corban Harwood, George Fox University, Newberg OR
William Skerbitz, Wayzata High School, Plymouth MN
(113597608)

3:15 p.m.
Modeling challenges for a high school course on differential equations.
Ted Theodosopoulos*, The Nueva School
(1135343196)

3:45 p.m.
Qualitative Analysis of Differential Equations and the Zombie Apocalypse in a Mathematical Biology Course.
Christina M. Alvey*, Mount Saint Mary College
(113534931)

4:15 p.m.
Modeling in an Integrated Mathematics and Physics course.
Nathan Pennington*, Creighton University
(11359797)

4:45 p.m.
What outcomes might we anticipate from students engaging concurrently with modeling and differential equations content?
Jennifer Ann Czocher*, Texas State University
(1135971696)

5:15 p.m.
It's Time to Change our Traditional Differential Equations Course.
Patrice G Tiffany*, Manhattan College
Rosemary C Farley, Manhattan College
(113534735)

5:45 p.m.
Managing Project Logistics in Teaching Differential Equations.
Corban Harwood*, George Fox University
(113534151)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nilpotent and Solvable Geometry, II
Room 16B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Jablonski, University of Oklahoma
Megan Kerr, Wellesley College mkerr@wellesley.edu
Tracy Payne, Idaho State University

2:15 p.m.
Geodesic orbit and naturally reductive nilmanifolds associated with graphs.
Yuri Nikolayevsky*, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
(1135531814)

2:45 p.m.
The Xray transform on nilpotent Lie groups.
Evangelia Samiou*, University of Cyprus
(1135531662)

3:15 p.m.
Metrics on 4dimensional unimodular Lie groups.
Scott Van Thuong*, Pittsburg State University
(11355351)

3:45 p.m.
Geodesics properties of twostep nilmanifolds constructed from graphs.
Rachelle C DeCoste, Wheaton College, MA
Lisa DeMeyer*, Central Michigan University
Meera Mainkar, Central Michigan University
(1135221010)

4:15 p.m.
Central conjugate locus of 2step nilpotent Lie groups.
Patrick B. Eberlein*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(113553520)

4:45 p.m.
Sectional curvature and Weitzenböck formulae.
Renato G. Bettiol*, University of Pennsylvania
(1135531862)

5:15 p.m.
Anosov diffeomorphisms on infranilmanifolds associated to graphs.
Meera Mainkar*, Central Michigan University
Jonas Dere, KU Leuven Kulak, Kortrijk, Belgium
(1135221103)

5:45 p.m.
Leftinvariant pseudoRiemannian metrics on some solvable Lie groups.
Hiroshi Tamaru*, Hiroshima University
(1135531084)

6:15 p.m.
On the Classification of Seven Dimensional solvable Lie Algebras With sixdimensional Niradical.
Firas Y Hindeleh*, Grand Valley State University
(113522298)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Operators on Function Spaces in One and Several Variables, II
Room 33A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Catherine Bénéteau, University of South Florida cbenetea@usf.edu
Matthew Fleeman, Baylor University
Constanze Liaw, Baylor University

2:15 p.m.
The Sarason Space $H^\infty + C$.
Sheldon Axler*, San Francisco State University
(11354659)

2:45 p.m.
What is an "inner function"?
Dmitry Khavinson*, University of South Florida
(113530439)

3:15 p.m.
Singularities of rational inner functions on the bidisk.
K Bickel, Bucknell University
J E Pascoe, Washington University in St Louis
A A Sola*, Stockholm University
(1135321421)

3:45 p.m.
The problem of existence of universal Taylor series.
Myrto Manolaki*, University of South Florida
(1135301155)

4:15 p.m.
The KhavinsonShapiro conjecture: a call to arms.
Erik Lundberg*, Florida Atlantic University
(1135311343)

4:45 p.m.
Bianalytic maps in "matrix" variables.
J. William Helton*, Math Dept. UC San Diego
(113546758)

5:15 p.m.
Multiplier algebra functional calculus.
Kelly A. Bickel, Bucknell University
Michael Hartz, Washington University
John E. McCarthy*, Washington University
(113547532)

5:45 p.m.
Pythagoras Lives!
William T Ross*, University of Richmond
(113546397)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Orthogonal Polynomials and Applications, I
Room 30E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Abey LopezGarcia, University of South Alabama
XiangSheng Wang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette xswang@louisiana.edu

2:15 p.m.
Interpolatory Quadrature Rules and Orthogonal Polynomials of Varying Rational Weights.
Ulises Fidalgo*, Case Western Reserve University
(113565784)

2:45 p.m.
Asymoptotics of Orthogonal Polynomials Associated with a Generalized Freud Weight.
Roderick Wong*, City University of Hong Kong
Zhitao Wen, Taiyuan University of Technology of China
(1135331063)

3:15 p.m.
Asymptotics of PseudoJacobi Polynomials with Varying Parameters.
Zilong Song*, York University
R Wong, City University of Hong Kong
(1135331397)

3:45 p.m.
Doubly infinite Jacobi matrices revisited: resolvent and spectral measure.
Dan Dai*, Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Mourad E.H. Ismail, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
XiangSheng Wang, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA
(1135331843)

4:15 p.m.
Towards a turning point theory for $q$orthogonal polynomials.
Mourad E.H. Ismail*, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816
ChunKong Law, National Sun Yatsen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 804, R.O.C
(113532519)

4:45 p.m.
Generalizations of generating functions for basic hypergeometric orthogonal polynomials.
Howard S Cohl*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Roberto S CostasSantos, Universidad de Alcala, Alcala, Spain
Philbert R. Hwang, University of Maryland
Tanay V. Wakhare, University of Maryland
(113533402)

5:15 p.m.
Geronimus Polynomials on the Unit Circle.
Brian Simanek*, Baylor University
(1135411268)

5:45 p.m.
Vector critical measures and the hermitian plus external source random matrix model.
Guilherme Silva*, University of Michigan
(113531475)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quaternions, I
Room 33C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Terrence Blackman, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
Johannes Familton, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York jfamilton@bmcc.cuny.edu
Chris McCarthy, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

2:15 p.m.
Subalgebras of the Split Octonions.
Lida Bentz, Virginia Tech
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
(113517368)

2:45 p.m.
Quaternionic Spin.
Corinne A. Manogue*, Oregon State University (Physics)
Tevian Dray, Oregon State University
(113517367)

3:15 p.m.
A quaternionic unraveling of the doubletwist in threespace.
David Pengelley*, Oregon State University
Daniel Ramras, Indiana University  Purdue University Indianapolis
(113520422)

3:45 p.m.
Using quaternions to colour the cells of a tiling of $\mathbb{H}^3$.
Vi Hart, eleVR, HARC
Andrea Hawksley, eleVR, HARC
Elisabetta A Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology
Henry Segerman*, Oklahoma State University
(11355742)

4:15 p.m.
Carcinogenesis: does indefinite metric of a splitquaternion give a clue?
Garri Davydyan*, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada
(113553350)

4:45 p.m.
A Brief introduction to Clifford Algebras.
Johannes C. Familton*, Borough of Manhattan Community College
(113551590)

5:15 p.m.
Quaternions in Geometric Algebra and Physics.
David Hestenes*, Arizona State University
(113500139)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part A
Reach the World: Writing Math OpEds for a PostTruth Culture
Room 28C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Kira Hamman, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto
Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Structure and Representations of Hopf Algebras: a Session in Honor of Susan Montgomery, II
Room 17A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
SiuHung Ng, Louisiana State University
Lance Small, University of California, San Diego
Henry Tucker, University of California, San Diego htucker@usc.edu

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Teaching for Equity and Broader Participation in the Mathematical Sciences
Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Lisette de Pillis, Harvey Mudd College
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Darryl Yong, Harvey Mudd College dyong@hmc.edu
Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Data Analysis, I
Room 6E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Henry Adams, Colorado State University henry.adams@colostate.edu
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Mikael VejdemoJohansson, CUNY College of Staten Island

2:15 p.m.
Persistence Images for Differentiating Class Based Network Structures.
Tegan H Emerson*, Naval Research Laboratory
(1135001362)

2:45 p.m.
Machine learnings on persistence diagrams and materials structural analysis.
Yasuaki Hiraoka*, Tohoku University
(113555678)

3:15 p.m.
Topology in the Furnace: Using the Mapper Algorithm as a Data Analysis Tool to Evaluate an Electric Arc Furnace Energy Model.
Leo Carlsson*, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Material Science.
Mattia De Colle, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Material Science.
Christoffer Schmidt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Material Science.
Mikael VejdemoJohansson, CUNY College of Staten Island, Department of Mathematics.
Pär Jönsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Material Science.
(1135551820)

3:45 p.m.
Fibres of Failure: diagnosing predictive models using Mapper.
Leo Carlsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Mikael VejdemoJohansson*, CUNY College of Staten Island
(113554325)

4:15 p.m.
DataDriven Topological Methods for Reasoning about Motion.
Florian T Pokorny*, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
(1135681312)

4:45 p.m.
Topological and Geometric Methods in Robotic Manipulation and Path Planning.
Anastasiia Varava*, KTH The Royal Institute of Technology
(1135681328)

5:15 p.m.
Persistent homology and probabilistic models of the Gaussian primes.
Rae Helmreich*, Wheaton College, MA
Anchala Krishnan, University of Washington, Bothell
Nathan Schmitz, University of WisconsinStevens Point
John Meier, Lafayette College
(113555112)

5:45 p.m.
Maximal interesting paths in the Mapper.
Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University
Methun Kamruzzaman, Washington State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy*, Washington State University
(1135551825)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Arts and Mathematics: The Interface, II
Room 4, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

2:15 p.m.
Twocolor wallpaper groups in quartercircle quilting patterns.
Mary D Shepherd*, Northwest Missouri State University
(1135F12182)

2:35 p.m.
Quilt Designs Inspired by Ruler and Compass Constructions.
M. Carol Williams*, Texas Tech University
(1135F11289)

2:55 p.m.
Teaching Mathematics in a Fine Arts Museum.
Natasha Rozhkovskaya*, Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University
(1135F1477)

3:15 p.m.
Recursively Constructed Keyboards for NonStandard Musical Scales.
Jordan Schettler, San Jose State University
Kecia Sako*, San Jose State University
(1135F1846)

3:35 p.m.
Symmetric Substructures in Musical 12Tone Rows.
Anil Venkatesh*, Ferris State University
(1135F12025)

3:55 p.m.
Categories and Arts: Some cARTegory Theory of Music and Visual Arts.
Maria C Mannone*, University of Minnesota
(1135F12149)

4:15 p.m.
Using Music to Increase Understanding and Performance in Trigonometry.
Andrew Diener*, Christian Brothers University
Cathy Grilli, Christian Brothers University
(1135F12711)

4:35 p.m.
Problem solving and creativity.
Teresa L Downard*, Western Washington University
(1135F11990)

4:55 p.m.
An Exploratory Approach to Polyhedra Using the OpenAccess Software, Archimedean.
Alice E Petillo*, Marymount University
(1135F11526)

5:15 p.m.
Vanishing points in paintings: An algebra educational activity.
Rachel Schmitz*, Towson University
(1135F1483)

5:35 p.m.
Influence of Art on the Development of Projective Geometry.
Sandra FitalAkelbek*, Weber State Univeristy
(1135F17)

5:55 p.m.
Developing Mathematical Metaphors Through OpenEnded Art Projects.
Cindy Marie Blois*, University of Southern California
(1135F13066)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Discrete Mathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum  Ideas and Innovations in Teaching, II
Room 15B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
John Caughman, Portland State University
Art Duval, University of Texas El Paso elise314@gmail.com
Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University

2:15 p.m.
Puzzling Through Discrete Mathematics.
Edmund A Lamagna*, University of Rhode Island
(1135M51364)

2:35 p.m.
Conjunctions of runners on a circular track.
Andrew J Simoson*, King University
Andrew F Rich, Manchester University
(1135M51246)

2:55 p.m.
Effective instructional strategies for teaching a Discrete Structures proof writing course.
Katarzyna Kowal*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1135M5964)

3:15 p.m.
Motivating examples for teaching discrete mathematics.
Edward Hanson*, SUNY New Paltz
(1135M52254)

3:35 p.m.
Figurate Numbers and Mathematical Induction.
Jerry Lodder*, New Mexico State University
(1135M51495)

3:55 p.m.
An InquiryBased Learning Course in Discrete Mathematics (for mathematics majors, computer science majors, and future teachers).
Suzanne I Dorée*, Augsburg University, Minneapolis
(1135M51890)

4:15 p.m.
The SDSU and Sweetwater Discrete Math Partnership: Developing a high school discrete mathematics curriculum targeting standards for mathematical practice.
Osvaldo D. Soto*, San Diego State University
Kristofer J Siy, University of Waterloo
Trang Vu, San Diego State University
(1135M53168)

4:35 p.m.
Experiencing the mathematical process through combinatorial games in a high school discrete math course.
Kristofer J. Siy*, University of Waterloo
Osvaldo D. Soto, San Diego State University
Trang K. Vu, San Diego State University
(1135M53174)

4:55 p.m.
Game Theory for Less Advanced Students.
Filip D Sain*, Phillips Exeter Academy
(1135M53135)

5:15 p.m.
Shifting perspectives for counting.
Oscar Levin*, University of Northern Colorado
(1135M53184)

5:35 p.m.
Subtleties of the Multiplication Principle.
John S Caughman*, Portland State University
Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University
Zackery Reed, Oregon State University
(1135M52089)

5:55 p.m.
Reinventing the Multiplication Principle.
Elise Lockwood*, Oregon State University
Branwen Purdy, Oregon State University
John S. Caughman, Portland State University
(1135M52087)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Flipped Classes: Implementation and Evaluation, I
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Joel Kilty, Centre College joel.kilty@centre.edu
Alex M. McAllister, Centre College
John H. Wilson, Centre College

2:15 p.m.
Learning Assistants' Roles in Flipping Large Classrooms.
Sheeva Doshireh*, George Mason University
(1135H1948)

2:35 p.m.
Designing and assessing outofclass activities in Technical Mathematics.
Melissa Lindsey*, Dordt College
(1135H12559)

2:55 p.m.
A Case for a Partial Flip: A Blended Model for a College Trigonometry Course.
Ranthony A.C. Edmonds*, University of Iowa
(1135H12193)

3:15 p.m.
Using Collaborative Annotation to Flip a Trigonometry Course.
Darci L. Kracht*, Kent State University
(1135H13051)

3:35 p.m.
Enhancing the Hybrid College Algebra Course with a Flipped Classroom.
Violeta Vasilevska*, Utah Valley University
(1135H12043)

3:55 p.m.
Developing and Implementing a Modularized FlippingTheClass Model.
Vinod Arya*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(1135H11126)

4:15 p.m.
Evaluating A Promising Practice: A MultiYear Study of Student Outcomes in Flipped and Traditional College Algebra and PreCalculus.
Jennifer Elyse Clinkenbeard*, California State University Channel Islands
(1135H12203)

4:35 p.m.
Results from applying a Flipped model in Precalculus to Engage Students for Higher Retention and Building Stronger Foundations: Results after One Semester.
Anne M Fernando*, Norfolk State University
Rhonda D Fitzgerald, Norfolk State University
(1135H12999)

4:55 p.m.
Course notes to augment a flipped classroom.
Meghan M De Witt*, St. Thomas Aquinas College
(1135H11914)

5:15 p.m.
A flipped classroom journey from all angles: Planning, creating, launching, evaluating, and improving.
Selin Kalaycioglu*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Matthew Leingang, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
(1135H12837)

5:35 p.m.
Video Textbooks in the Active Learning Classroom.
Mike Weimerskirch*, Univ. of Minnesota
(1135H11567)

5:55 p.m.
Digging Out of the Hole  One Solution for Struggling Calculus Students.
Barbara J Wilkins*, Missouri S&T
Paul N Runnion, Missouri S&T
(1135H1474)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Graphs and Computational Combinatorics
Room 18, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Polynomial relations of matrices of graphs.
Sam Spiro*, UC San Diego
(113505258)

2:30 p.m.
Laplacian Polynomials of Threshold Graphs.
Jessica De Silva*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135053193)

2:45 p.m.
Smith groups and Critical groups of Polar Graphs.
Venkata Raghu Tej Pantangi*, University of Florida.
Peter Sin, University of Florida
(113505831)

3:00 p.m.
On the spectral radius of hypergraph with $e$ edges and ${0, 1}$tensor with $e$ ones.
Shuliang Bai*, University of South Carolina
Linyuan Lu, University of South Carolina
(1135151117)

3:15 p.m.
Veto Interval Graphs and Variations.
Breeann Flesch, Western Oregon University
Jessica Kawana, Willamette University
Joshua D Laison*, Willamette University
Dana Lapides, UC Berkeley
Stephanie Partlow, Woodburn Wellness, Business and Sports School
(1135051998)

3:30 p.m.
Improving the known bound in Vizing's conjecture.
Shira Zerbib*, University of Michigan and MSRI
(113505478)

3:45 p.m.
Split Domination in Tournaments.
K. A. S. Factor, Marquette University
S. K. Merz*, University of the Pacific
(1135052206)

4:00 p.m.
Efficient and Perfect Domination on Archimedean Lattices.
Yunfan Zhao*, Johns Hopkins University
Thomas G Marge, Johns Hopkins University
(1135001266)

4:15 p.m.
Connected Dominating Sets and a New Graph Invariant.
Vladimir Bercov*, Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1135051520)

4:30 p.m.
Domination of unitary Cayley Graphs.
Colin Defant, Princeton University
Sumun Iyer*, Williams College
(1135051395)

4:45 p.m.
Fibonacci Fractals: From Global to Local Structure.
Benjamin Steinhurst*, McDaniel College
(1135052023)

5:00 p.m.
Fiboquadratic Numbers as a Solution of a Recurrence Relation.
Tomas E. Guardia*, Gonzaga University
(1135052262)

5:15 p.m.
Open Questions in the Forest of Polytope Number Sequences.
Michael A. Jackson*, Grove City College
(1135052409)

5:30 p.m.
Properties of the Promotion Markov Chain on Linear Extensions.
Kara Stasikelis*, Clemson University
Svetlana Poznanovic, Clemson University
(113505865)

5:45 p.m.
The Curious Bounds of Floor Function Sums.
Thotsaporn "Aek" Thanatipanonda*, Mahidol University International College
(1135051535)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Groups
Room 29A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Nilpotency class of powerful $p$subgroups.
Risto Atanasov*, Western Carolina University
(1135201904)

2:30 p.m.
Finite Groups with a Frattini Subgroup Property Satisfied by Nilpotent Groups.
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(113520295)

2:45 p.m.
The lattice of algebraic closure operators on an infinite subgroup lattice.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Martha L.H. Kilpack, Brigham Young University
(1135201204)

3:00 p.m.
On covering numbers of groups.
Martino Garonzi, Universidade de Brasilia
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, Binghamton University
Eric Swartz, William and Mary
(113520666)

3:15 p.m.
Groups with the weak maximal condition on nonpermutable subgroups.
Laxmi K Chataut*, University of WisconsinMarinette
Martyn R Dixon, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
(113520332)

3:30 p.m.
Structure of Symmetry Classes of Tensors Associated with Characters of a Group.
Avantha Kodithuwakku*, Auburn University
(1135201055)

3:45 p.m.
When the mapping from characters to kernels is injective.
Stephen M Gagola, Jr*, Kent State University
(1135202732)

4:00 p.m.
Fields of Character Values in Finite Groups.
Dan Rossi*, University of Arizona
(1135202174)

4:15 p.m.
Coarse Geometric Properties of \text{Out}(G).
Saikat Das*, RutgersNewark
(1135202772)

4:30 p.m.
Acylindrical group actions on quasitrees.
Sahana Hassan Balasubramanya*, Vanderbilt University
(113520344)

4:45 p.m.
Algebraic subgroups of acylindrically hyperbolic groups.
Bryan Jacobson*, Vanderbilt University
(1135202226)

5:00 p.m.
Hierarchies for Relatively Hyperbolic Virtually Special Groups.
Eduard Einstein*, Cornell University
(113520660)

5:15 p.m.
The Star Geometry of DiestelLeader Groups.
Keith Jones, State University of New York College at Oneonta
Gregory A. Kelsey*, Bellarmine University
(113520170)

5:30 p.m.
Uncountably many quasiisometry classes of groups of type FP.
Robert Kropholler, Tufts University
Ian J. Leary, University of Southampton
Ignat Soroko*, University of Oklahoma
(1135201304)

5:45 p.m.
Invariants of the duals of Warfield groups.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(113522447)

6:00 p.m.
Structure and a duality of binary operations on monoids and groups.
Masayoshi Kaneda*, American University of Kuwait
(1135202026)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Implementing Recommendations from the Curriculum Foundations Project
Room 31B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Mary Beisiegel, Oregon State University
Janet Bowers, San Diego State University
Tao Chen, City University of New York  LaGuardia Community College
Susan Ganter, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University sganter@vt.edu
Caroline MaherBoulis, Lee University

2:15 p.m.
Intro/Discussion

2:35 p.m.
A Modeling Approach to Developmental Algebra.
Karen G. Santoro*, Central Conn St Univ
M. F. Anton, Central Conn St Univ
(1135P53117)

2:55 p.m.
What Mathematics do Economics Students Need to Know?
Stella K Hofrenning*, Augsburg University
Suzanne I Dorée, Augsburg University
(1135P51441)

3:15 p.m.
Contextualize College Algebra with Economics.
Tao Chen*, City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College
Glenn Henshaw, City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College
Soloman Kone, City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College
Choon Shan Lai, City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College
(1135P52617)

3:35 p.m.
Creating Connections in the Content: Using Curriculum Foundations to Improve College Algebra.
Mary Beisiegel*, Oregon State University
Lori Kayes, Oregon State University
Michael Lopez, Oregon State University
Richard Nafshun, Oregon State University
Devon Quick, Oregon State University
(1135P52807)

3:55 p.m.
Adjusting Math Courses for Business and Building a Dialog in the Spirit of CRAFTY.
Mike May, S.J.*, Saint Louis University
(1135P5932)

4:15 p.m.
Applying the Curriculum Foundations Recommendations to Mathematics for Business, Nursing, and Social Work.
Victor I Piercey*, Ferris State University
Rhonda L Bishop, Ferris State University
Mischelle T Stone, Ferris State University
(1135P5197)

4:35 p.m.
Promoting Active Learning and Modeling in PreCalculus: Design Features for Creating Engaging Labs.
Janet Bowers*, San Diego State University
Matt Anderson, San Diego State University
Kathy Williams, San Diego State University
Antoni Luque, San Diego State University
Nicole Tomassi, San Diego State University
(1135P52535)

4:55 p.m.
Resequencing the Calculus Curriculum.
Mark Gruenwald*, University of Evansville
David Dwyer, University of Evansville
(1135P51993)

5:15 p.m.
Collaboration Conversations for Differential Equations (a SUMMITP collaboration).
Rebecca A Segal*, Virginia Commonwealth Universtiy
(1135P52029)

5:35 p.m.
Why Do I Have to Take This Class? How Interdisciplinary Collaborations Can Improve Student AttitudesToward Mathematics.
Caroline Maher MaherBoulis*, Lee University
Jason Robinson, Lee University
(1135P52407)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Classroom
Room 31C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy B. Flowers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Shannon R. Lockard, Bridgewater State University slockard@bridgew.edu

2:15 p.m.
Guided Inquiry for Undergraduates in a Classroom Setting.
Helmut Knaust*, The University of Texas at El Paso
(1135N53188)

2:35 p.m.
Student work on flexible solar panels for NASA geostationary satellites.
Malgorzata A Marciniak*, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College
(1135N53139)

2:55 p.m.
Incorporating Student Research in a Beginning ProblemSolving and Procedural Programming Class.
Caroline Haddad*, SUNY Geneseo
(1135N52890)

3:15 p.m.
Undergraduate Research at the Community College?
Kristin Lassonde*, Contra Costa College
(1135N51461)

3:35 p.m.
PIC Math Courses: Facilitating Student Research Projects in Business, Industry and Government.
Thomas Philip Wakefield*, Youngstown State University
(1135N51162)

3:55 p.m.
Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research.
Tanweer J Shapla*, Eastern Michigan University
Khairul Islam, Eastern Michigan University
(1135N51423)

4:15 p.m.
Connecting students with the outside world.
Ping Ye*, University of North Georgia
(1135N5433)

4:35 p.m.
Sophomores can do Research!
Eric Sullivan*, Carroll College
(1135N5661)

4:55 p.m.
Integrating Source Use into Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.
Malcah Effron*, MIT
(1135N52576)

5:15 p.m.
Article Analysis in a Graph Theory Course.
Liz LaneHarvard*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1135N5510)

5:35 p.m.
My experiences at FAU with integrating undergraduate research into the classroom.
Erik Lundberg*, Florida Atlantic University
(1135N51341)

5:55 p.m.
A Mathematical Research Methods Course.
Edwin Herman*, University of WisconsinStevens Point
(1135N51830)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Knots and Diagram Categories
Room 13, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
HOMFLYPT homology for general link diagrams and braidlike isotopy.
Michael Abel*, Duke University
(1135572519)

2:30 p.m.
Patterns in Khovanov link and chromatic graph homology.
Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University
Daniel Scofield*, North Carolina State University
(1135551983)

2:45 p.m.
Homotopy Commutative Algebras, Knots and Graphs.
Maksym Zubkov*, University of California, Irvine
(1135553129)

3:00 p.m.
The Action of Kauffman Bracket Skein Algebra of the Torus on the Skein Module of 3Twist Knot Complement.
Hongwei Wang*, Texas A&M International University
(113555528)

3:15 p.m.
On Computing Slice Genus of Nonalternating Prime Knots.
Hanbo Shao*, Colorado College
Lyujiangnan Ye, Colorado College
(1135541776)

3:30 p.m.
Discussion

3:45 p.m.
Detected slopes of manifolds with symmetries.
Jay MJ Leach*, Florida State University
(1135573192)

4:00 p.m.
Mutations and geometric invariants of hyperbolic links and 3manifolds.
Christian Millichap*, Linfield College
David Futer, Temple University
(113557744)

4:15 p.m.
Character Varieties of a Family of TwoComponent Links.
Leona Sparaco*, University of Scranton
(1135572714)

4:30 p.m.
Finitetype invariants of virtual knots and tangles.
Nicolas Petit*, Oxford College of Emory University
(113557419)

4:45 p.m.
On the virtual singular braid monoid.
Carmen Caprau*, California State University, Fresno
Sarah McGahan, Fresno, CA
(1135572766)

5:00 p.m.
Spiders and Asymptotic Faithfulness.
Wade Bloomquist*, University of California Santa Barbara
Zhenghan Wang, University of California Santa Barbara and Microsoft Station Q
(1135542240)

5:15 p.m.
Rigidification of algebras over algebraic theories in diagram categories.
Alex Sherbetjian*, University of California, Riverside
(1135552778)

5:30 p.m.
The classifying diagram of the category of finite sets.
Christina Osborne*, University of Virginia
(113555770)

5:45 p.m.
The immersed crosscap number of a knot.
Mark Hughes*, Brigham Young University
Seungwon Kim, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences
(1135572853)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Lie Theory and Related Topics
Room 19, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Minimal representations of Lie algebras with nontrivial Levi decomposition.
Ryad Ghanam*, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Gerard Thompson, University of Toledo
(113553101)

2:30 p.m.
Presenting cyclotomic Schur algebras.
Jieru Zhu*, University of Oklahoma
Jonathan Kujawa, University of Oklahoma
(113516543)

2:45 p.m.
Generalized LittlewoodRichardson coefficients for branching rules and extremal weight crystals.
Brett Collins*, University of MissouriColumbia
(1135161467)

3:00 p.m.
Factorizable Module Algebras.
Karl Schmidt*, University of Oregon
(1135082872)

3:15 p.m.
QHWM of the "orthogonal" and "symplectic" types Lie subalgebras of the matrix quantum pseudodifferential operators.
Karina H Batistelli*, CIEM  Famaf
Carina Boyallian, CIEM  Famaf
(113517363)

3:30 p.m.
Quantum WeylPolynomial Algebras and Their Localizations.
Xin Tang*, Math & Computer Science, Fayetteville State University
(1135161440)

3:45 p.m.
Trace of the twisted Heisenberg category.
Michael Reeks*, University of Virginia
Can Oguz, University of Southern California
(1135172412)

4:00 p.m.
Uniserial representations of Vec(R) with a single Casimir eigenvalue.
Nehemiah Kuhns*, University of North Texas
(113517874)

4:15 p.m.
Nonresonant uniserial representations of $\mathop{\rm Vec}\nolimits (\mathbb{R})$.
Connor O'Dell*, University of North Texas
(1135171223)

4:30 p.m.
Weight Functions and Multiplicities Associated to Demazure Flags.
Lisa Schneider*, Salisbury University
(1135172500)

4:45 p.m.
Global Weyl Modules for Maximal Parabolics of Twisted Affine Lie Algebras.
Matthew Lee*, University of California, Riverside
(1135172735)

5:00 p.m.
Finite presentability of KacMoody groups over finite fields.
Zachary Gates*, University of Virginia
(1135203200)

5:15 p.m.
Integral bases for the universal enveloping algebras of cartan type map superalgebras.
Irfan Bagci, University of North Georgia
Samuel Chamberlin*, Park University
(1135171356)

5:30 p.m.
Inhomogeneous Supersymmetric Bilinear Forms.
S. McKay Sullivan*, Dixie State University
Bojko Bakalov, North Carolina State University
(1135171323)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Logic and Set Theory
Room 12, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, II
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

2:15 p.m.
Comparison of Simulated Models for ADR Systems to Idealized Models with Constant Reaction Propagation Speed.
Bryce M. Barclay*, Arizona State University
(1135VN1187)

2:30 p.m.
Discussion

2:45 p.m.
Calibrating Robotic Systems with Mathematics.
Mili Shah*, Loyola University Maryland
(1135VN1452)

3:00 p.m.
A Low Dispersion Numerical Scheme for Maxwell's Equations.
Casey J Smith*, Arizona State University  School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
(1135VN1528)

3:15 p.m.
NonConvex Shannon Entropy for PhotonLimited Imaging.
Lasith Adhikari, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 USA
Reheman Baikejiang, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616 USA
Omar DeGuchy*, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA 95343 USA
Roummel F. Marcia, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA 95343 USA
(1135VN1585)

3:30 p.m.
Social learning can promote population optimal use of antibiotics.
Feng Fu, Dartmouth College
Xingru Chen*, Dartmouth College
(1135VN1700)

3:45 p.m.
Behavior of the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm.
Hum Nath Bhandari*, Texas Tech University
(1135VN1753)

4:00 p.m.
Personalization of Indexed Content via Collaborative Filtering and Topic Modeling.
Rachel Antoniette Lewis*, Georgia Southern
Kira Parker, University of Utah
Sheng Gao, University of Cambridge
Rong Li, Wellesley College
Ehsan Ebrahimzadeh, University of California, Los Angeles
(1135VN1947)

4:15 p.m.
RNA State Inference with Deep Recurrent Neural Networks.
Devin Willmott*, University of Kentucky
David Murrugarra, University of Kentucky
Qiang Ye, University of Kentucky
(1135VN1953)

4:30 p.m.
Quantum Circuits for Multiplication Operation.
Parshuram Budhathoki*, Cameron University
(1135VN2041)

4:45 p.m.
A Low Dispersion Numerical Scheme for Nonlinear Electromagnetic Propagation.
Alex Ander Kirvan*, Arizona State University
(1135VN2058)

5:00 p.m.
Imaging the Human Body using Electrical Impedance Data and a Dbar Algorithm with an Optimized Spatial Prior.
Melody Alsaker*, Gonzaga University
(1135VN2060)

5:15 p.m.
Traveling wave solutions in a PDE model of cell motility.
Matthew S Mizuhara*, The College of New Jersey
(1135VN2091)

5:30 p.m.
On the Nature of AdvectionDiffusionReaction Systems Exhibiting LongTerm Limit Cycles or Stable Asymptotic States at a Bifurcation Point.
Curtis Taylor Peterson*, Arizona State University
Wenbo Tang, Arizona State University
(1135VN2095)

5:45 p.m.
Magnetic Resonance Recovery from SingleShot Time Dependent Data.
Alyssa E. Burgueno*, Arizona State University
Rodrigo Platte, Arizona State University
(1135VN2102)

6:00 p.m.
Heuristics of LargeScale Semidefinite Programming.
Alexander Putnam Barnes*, University of Alabama
Brendan Ames, University of Alabama
(1135VN2192)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.4:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Modeling and Applications, I
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

2:15 p.m.
Mathematical modeling of climate change.
Esther R. Widiasih*, University of Hawaii  West O'ahu
(1135VF639)

2:30 p.m.
Accurately Modeling the Healing Process of Chronic Wounds.
Nikhil Krishna*, Western Kentucky University
Arjun Kanthawar, Western Kentucky University
(1135VF647)

2:45 p.m.
Bayesian Artificial Intelligence Neural Networks for Nonlinear Poisson Regression and Survival Modeling.
Hansapani S Rodrigo*, Assistant Professor/ University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Chris P Tsokos, Professor/ University of South Florida
(1135VF843)

3:00 p.m.
Integrating the method of moments with numerical algebraic geometry and multicomplex Taylor series expansion for parameter estimation in large Gaussian mixture models.
Sara Shirinkam*, University of Texas at San Antonio
Adel Alaeddini, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ngoc Mai Tran, University of Texas at Austin
(1135VF857)

3:15 p.m.
Modeling NutrientPlankton Reactions in Oceanic Chain Vortices.
Samantha J. Brozak*, Arizona State University
(1135VF868)

3:30 p.m.
Wavelet based Option pricing algorithms using machine learning techniques.
Srihita Mediboina*, Western Connecticut State University
Xiaodi Wang, Western Connecticut State University
(1135VF941)

3:45 p.m.
Backward Bifurcations in a Periodic Matrix Model of Seabird Population Dynamics.
Mykhaylo M Malakhov*, Andrews University
Benjamin MacDonald, University of Vermont
Shandelle M Henson, Andrews University
J M Cushing, University of Arizona
(1135VF984)

4:00 p.m.
Bifurcations in an animal behavior model for egglaying synchrony in a seabird colony.
Christiane Gallos, Andrews University
Dorothea Gallos*, Andrews University
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University
(1135VF990)

4:15 p.m.
A Model of Population Dynamics and Behavior for Pacific Northwest Seabirds.
Benjamin MacDonald*, University of Vermont
Mykhaylo M. Malakhov, Andrews University
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University
J. M. Cushing, University of Arizona
(1135VF1052)

4:30 p.m.
Ways that the mathematical modeling cycle differs for different grade levels.
Elizabeth W. Fulton*, Montana State University
(1135VF1107)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Number Theory, I
Room 14B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

2:15 p.m.
The algebra and arithmetic of vector valued modular forms.
Richard Benjamin Gottesman*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(1135VS12)

2:30 p.m.
A Generalized Fermat Equation with an Emphasis on NonPrimitive Solutions.
Richard F. Ryan*, Marymount California University
(1135VS221)

2:45 p.m.
Polynomial Orbits of the Ring of Integers Modulo n.
Robert M Sulman*, State University of New York, College at Oneonta
Tyler Fedoris, SUNY Oneonta
(1135VS385)

3:00 p.m.
The Rumor conjecture.
Bruce G Dearden, University of North Dakota
Joel E Iiams*, University of North Dakota
Jerrry M Metzger, University of North Dakota
(1135VS640)

3:15 p.m.
$\nu$Gap Balancing Numbers.
Jeremiah Bartz*, University of North Dakota
Bruce Dearden, University of North Dakota
Joel Iiams, University of North Dakota
(1135VS686)

3:30 p.m.
Weak Visibility Preserving Functions.
Jack J. Billings*, North Central College
Neil Nicholson, North Central College
(1135VS800)

3:45 p.m.
UpDown Ternary Strings.
Ralph P Grimaldi*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1135VS1072)

4:00 p.m.
Zeros of polynomials with fourterm recurrence.
Khang Tran, California State University Fresno
Andres I Zumba Quezada*, California State University Fresno
(1135VS1115)

4:15 p.m.
The Greatest Common Divisor of Multinomial Coefficients.
John E. Mosley*, Phillips Exeter Academy
(1135VS1186)

4:30 p.m.
Preperiodic hypersurfaces and preperiodic points.
Sebastian I Troncoso*, BirminghamSouthern College
(1135VS1207)

4:45 p.m.
Number of solutions to the Diophantine equation $X+Y= c^z$.
Robert Styer*, Villanova University
Reese Scott, Somerville, MA
(1135VS1277)

5:00 p.m.
On a Generalized Identity Connecting Theta Series Associated with Discriminants $\Delta$ and $\Delta p^2$.
Frank Patane*, Samford University
(1135VS1344)

5:30 p.m.
Partition of Integers Through Euler and Beyond.
Catherine L McAdoo*, Washington & Jefferson College
Greg Lu, Washington & Jefferson College
(1135VS2076)

5:45 p.m.
On Unique Integers in the Catalan Triangle.
Eugene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College
Eric Jovinelly*, Muhlenberg College
Edgar JaramilloRodriguez, UCBerkeley
Tony Wong, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Grant Fickes, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Nathaniel Benjamin, Iowa State University
(1135VS2017)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, II
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
John David, Virginia Military Institute
Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster rpasteur@wooster.edu

2:15 p.m.
Statistical Modeling of a Mercy Rule in College Football to Reduce Major Injuries: A Second Report.
Reza O. Abbasian*, Texas Lutheran University, Department of MathCSIS
John T. Sieben, Texas Lutheran University, Department of MathCSIS
(1135B1866)

2:35 p.m.
Using Machine Learning to Classify Quality and Style of Play at the Quarterback Position.
Eric Eager*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1135B1621)

2:55 p.m.
Analyzing NFL Overtime.
Megan O Powell*, University of St. Francis
Renee Martin, University of St. Francis
(1135B11383)

3:15 p.m.
The Ins and Outs of the Elo Rating System.
Steve Bacinski*, Davenport University
(1135B11340)

3:35 p.m.
Predicting Outcomes of College Football Games.
Keri D'Angelo, The College of New Jersey
Quyen Do, Millersville University
Jamie Kunzmann, Stony Brook University
Joshua Radack*, Lafayette College
Trent Gaugler, Lafayette College
(1135B1375)

3:55 p.m.
A Generative Markov Model for Bowling Scores.
Douglas VanDerwerken, United States Naval Academy
Franklin H. J. Kenter*, United States Naval Academy
(1135B11784)

4:15 p.m.
You win some and you lose some: scoring a twoteam crosscountry race.
Stephen Szydlik*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1135B141)

4:35 p.m.
A Search for Champion Boxers.
Tien Chih*, Montana State UniversityBillings
Demitri J Plessas, Seattle, Washington
(1135B1627)

4:55 p.m.
Stayman and FourWay Transfers in Contract Bridge.
Juan Sanchez, Carthage College
Noah Weiss*, Carthage College
(1135B11085)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Research in Combinatorics, Matrix Theory, and Number Theory by Undergraduate and PostBaccalaureate Students
Room 29D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
A Generalization of the CarlsonSimpson Theorem Analogous to Gowers' Theorem.
Sam BardwellEvans*, California Institute of Technology
(1135052907)

2:30 p.m.
Investigating bounds for the bond and site percolation thresholds of a 2uniform lattice.
Gabrielle C.W Moss*, Johns Hopkins University
(113560979)

2:45 p.m.
Rendezvous Search on the Edges of Platonic Solids.
Elanor West*, Johns Hopkins University
Xiao Xie, Johns Hopkins University
Hayden S Helm, Johns Hopkins University
Anan Zhang, Johns Hopkins University
(1135051025)

3:00 p.m.
NormEuclidean Ideal Classes in Galois Cubic Fields.
Kelly A Emmrich*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
Clark Lyons, University of California, Berkeley
(1135112148)

3:15 p.m.
The Borel Quantum Chromatic Number.
Luke Juusola*, California Institute of Technology
Martino Lupini, California Institute of Technology
(1135052913)

3:30 p.m.
The total coloring game on $k$bounded graphs.
Joshua M Schroeder*, Michigan State University
Prairie WentworthNice, Swarthmore College
James Zak, University of North Carolina
Charles Dunn, Linfield College
(1135002311)

3:45 p.m.
The Total Coloring Game on Forests.
James Zak*, University of North Carolina  Chapel Hill
(1135052287)

4:00 p.m.
A Relaxation of the Total Coloring Game on Trees.
Prairie WentworthNice*, Swarthmore College
(1135002109)

4:15 p.m.
Determining algebras of Hasse graphs associated with the $600$cell.
Geoffrey T Glover*, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
Austin Holmes, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
Tennie Jacobson, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
Jared Johnson, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
(1135162231)

4:30 p.m.
Potential Stability of Matrix Sign Patterns.
Christopher Logan Hambric*, College of William and Mary
ChiKwong Li, College of William and Mary
Diane Pelejo, University of the Philippines Diliman
Junping Shi, College of William and Mary
(1135152980)

4:45 p.m.
Factorizations of $k$nonnegative matrices.
Ewin N Tang*, University of Texas at Austin
Neeraja R Kulkarni, Carleton College
Joe Suk, Stony Brook University
(1135052882)

5:00 p.m.
AntiGames on Steiner Triple Systems.
Sophia R Mancini*, James Madison University
(1135911257)

5:15 p.m.
Symmetry of the Power Sum Polynomials.
Nicholas J. Newsome*, University of California, Riverside
Maria S. Nogin, California State University, Fresno
Adnan H. Sabuwala, California State University, Fresno
(1135111336)

5:30 p.m.
An Euler phi function for the Eisenstein integers and some applications.
Emily Gullerud*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
aBa Mbirika, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1135112034)

5:45 p.m.
Zeros of Newform Eisenstein Series on $\Gamma_0(q_1 q_2)$.
Victoria Jakicic*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1135112784)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, II
Room 14A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tom Banchoff, Brown University
Curt Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu
Edwin Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point
Lew Ludwig, Denison University

2:15 p.m.
Improving Preparation for Calculus with Gaming.
Brett C Smith*, Yale University
James S Rolf, Yale University
(1135B52984)

2:35 p.m.
Peer Problem Review in Calculus I.
Alison G. Lynch*, California State University, Monterey Bay
(1135B52930)

2:55 p.m.
The Calculus Knowledge Assessment: an opensource instrument for measuring learning gains in calculus courses.
Jim Fowler*, The Ohio State University
Bart Snapp, The Ohio State University
(1135B52450)

3:15 p.m.
The Death of Paper: Should we use Digital Assessments in Undergraduate Mathematics?
Lisa Bromberg*, US Military Academy West Point
Michael Seminelli, US Military Academy West Point
(1135B571)

3:35 p.m.
Course Innovation: A largescale active learning program in precalculus and trigonometry.
Keri Kornelson*, University of Oklahoma
(1135B52513)

3:55 p.m.
Developing a course in mathematical modeling for preservice secondary teachers: challenges and opportunities.
JenMei Chang*, California State University, Long Beach
Joshua Chesler, California State University, Long Beach
(1135B51367)

4:15 p.m.
Inquiries into Student Understanding and Insights into Student Misunderstanding.
Girija Sarada NairHart*, University of Cincinnati Clermont College
(1135B52751)

4:35 p.m.
How do students select questions in a math exam?
Tharanga M. K. Wijetunge, Lyon College
Kirthi Premadasa*, University of WisconsinBaraboo/Sauk County
(1135B52128)

4:55 p.m.
Prerequisites: Past and Future.
Deborah Hughes Hallett*, University of Arizona
(1135B52502)

5:15 p.m.
Bailout PreCalculus: An Approach to Improving Retention.
Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University
Ian Manly*, Kansas State University
(1135B52640)

5:35 p.m.
A Systematic Departmental Effort to Improve Undergraduate Proof Capabilities.
William O. Martin*, North Dakota State University
Ben Duncan, NDSU
Josef Dorfmeister, NDSU
Friedrich Littmann, NDSU
(1135B51918)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education
Room 32A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu

2:15 p.m.
Exploring Mathematical Modeling in Biology Through Case Studies and Experimental Activities.
Rebecca Sanft*, UNC Asheville
Anne Walter, St. Olaf College
(1135D11951)

2:35 p.m.
REU projects on mathematical biology at Arizona State University.
Eric J Kostelich*, Arizona State University
(1135D12706)

2:55 p.m.
The Dynamics of Pulse Vaccination Models for the Spread of Disease.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
(1135D11650)

3:15 p.m.
Development of a Biological Science Quantitative Reasoning Exam (BioSQuaRE).
Elizabeth Stanhope*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Lewis & Clark College
(1135D11242)

3:35 p.m.
A "RuleofFive" Framework for Models and Modeling to Unify Mathematicians and Biologists and Improve Student Learning.
Hannah Callender Highlander*, University of Portland
Carrie Eaton, Unity College
(1135D12235)

3:55 p.m.
Modeling and simulation in the calculus classroom.
Marcus Roper*, Dept. of Mathematics, UCLA
Heather Dallas, Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching, Dept. of Mathematics, UCLA
(1135D12567)

4:15 p.m.
Teaching Modeling and Dynamics to Freshman Biology Students.
Alan Garfinkel*, University of California, Los Angeles
(1135D12929)

4:35 p.m.
Translating Marine to Math.
Carrie Diaz Eaton*, School for Environmental Citizenship, Unity College
Emma Perry, School for Biodiversity Conservation, Unity College
(1135D1629)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Numerical Linear Algebra
Room 11A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Daniel B Szyld, Temple University szyld@temple.edu
Eugene Vecharynski, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2:15 p.m.
Generalized Preconditioned Locally Harmonic Residual Method for large nonHermitian eigenproblems.
Eugene Vecharynski*, Pilot AI Labs, Inc and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Fei Xue, Clemson University
Chao Yang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(1135652353)

2:40 p.m.
Solving Largescale Eigenvalue Problems in Electronic Structure Calculations.
Chao Yang*, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(1135651574)

3:05 p.m.
Projected Commutator DIIS method for linear and nonlinear eigenvalue problems.
Lin Lin*, University of California, Berkeley
Wei Hu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Chao Yang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(1135651813)

3:30 p.m.
On the Semidefinite BLanczos algorithm for sparse symmetric generalized eigenproblems.
ChaoPing Lin*, University of California, Davis
Huiqing Xie, East China University of Science and Technology
Zhaojun Bai, University of California, Davis
(1135652016)

4:05 p.m.
A new framework for understanding block Krylov methods applied to the computation of functions of matrices.
Andreas Frommer, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Kathryn Lund*, Temple University and Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Daniel B. Szyld, Temple University
(113565701)

4:30 p.m.
Using Block LowRank techniques for industrial problems.
Cleve Ashcraft, Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Eric Darve, Stanford University
Roger G Grimes, Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Yun Huang, Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Pierre L'Eplattenier, Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Robert F Lucas, Livermore Software Technology Corporation
FrancoisHenry Rouet*, Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Clément Weisbecker, Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Zixi Xu, Stanford University
(1135652582)

4:55 p.m.
Matrixfree construction of HSS representations using adaptive randomized sampling.
X. Sherry Li*, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
C. Gorman, UC Santa Barbara
P. Ghysels, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
G. Chavez, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
F.H. Rouet, Livermore Software Technology Corporation
(1135151673)

5:20 p.m.
Asynchronous Optimized Schwarz for the solution of PDEs.
José C Garay, Temple University
Fréderic Magoulés, CentraleSupelec, Châtenay Malabry, France
Daniel B. Szyld*, Temple University
(1135651388)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Radical Dash Kickoff Meeting
A daily scavenger hunt filled with math challenges and creativity for teams of undergraduates. Individuals are welcome and encouraged to participate;they will be formed into teams.
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stacey Muir, University of Scranton
Janine Janoski, Kings College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Workshop
Championing Master's Programs in Mathematics: A forum for advocacy, networking, and innovation
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Michael O'Sullivan, San Diego State University mosullivan@mail.sdsu.edu
Nigel Pitt, University of Maine
Virgil Pierce, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Panel
Ethics, Morality and Politics in the Quantitative Literacy Classroom
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ethan Bolker, University of Massachusetts, Boston ebolker@gmail.com
Maura Mast, Fordham University
Moderators:
Ethan Bolker, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Panelists:
David Lavie Deville, Northern Arizona University
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Rob Root, Lafayette College
Ksenija SimicMuller, Pacific Lutheran University

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Panel
NSF Funding Opportunities to Improve Learning and Teaching in the Mathematical
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ron Buckmire, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF rbuckmir@nsf.gov
Karen Keene, National Science Foundation
Karen King, Division of Research on Learning, NSF
Swatee Naik, Division of Mathematical Sciences, NSF
Sandra Richardson, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
Tara Smith, Division of Graduate Education, NSF
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
Panelists:
Ron Buckmire, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
Karen King, Division of Research on Learning, NSF
Swatee Naik, Division of Mathematical Sciences, NSF
Sandra Richardson, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
Tara Smith, Division of Graduate Education, NSF
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Association for Women in Mathematics Panel Discussion
Using Mathematics in Activism.
Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Adriana Salerno, Bates College
Moderators:
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Panelists:
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University
Piper Harron, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Lily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University
Beth Malmskog, Vilanova University
Rachel Pries, Colorado State University
Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:30 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Number Theory, II
Room 32B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

2:30 p.m.
Average number of Zeckendorf Integers.
Sungkon Chang*, Armstrong State University
(1135VS2295)

2:45 p.m.
Generalized Collatz functions and Jacobsthal numbers.
Ji Young Choi*, Shippensburg University of PA
(1135VS2471)

3:00 p.m.
Polynomial Extensions of a Diminnie Delight.
Thomas Koshy, Framingham State University
Zhenguang Gao*, Department of Computer Science, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA 01701
(1135VS2492)

3:15 p.m.
Number Theory Math Fair.
Amanda Beecher*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1135VS2549)

3:30 p.m.
Universal padic sigma and Weierstrass zeta functions.
Clifford Blakestad*, University of Colorado Boulder
David Grant, University of Colorado Boulder
(1135VS2572)

3:45 p.m.
Computing isogenies and endomorphism rings of supersingular elliptic curves.
Kirsten Eisentraeger, Penn State
Sean Hallgren, Penn State
Travis Morrison*, Penn State
(1135VS2593)

4:00 p.m.
Congruence and noncongruence vectorvalued modular forms in the theory of vertex operator algebras.
Matthew Krauel*, California State University, Sacramento
(1135VS2632)

4:15 p.m.
Presentation and Analysis of Modified Fibonacci Sequences, Generalized Golden Ratios and Their Convergence.
Tyler J Sullivan, Coastal Carolina University
Dominique E Forbes*, Coastal Carolina University
(1135VS2729)

4:30 p.m.
A Generalization of the GoreskyKlapper Conjecture.
Christopher Richardson*, Kansas State University
Chris Pinner, Kansas State University
Todd Cochrane, Kansas State University
(1135VS2771)

4:45 p.m.
On Symmetric but not Cyclotomic Numerical Semigroups.
David Walter Stoner*, Harvard University
(1135VS2803)

5:00 p.m.
Galois Groups and Integral Basis for some Lucas Polynomial Sequences.
Tristan Phillips*, Shippensburg University
(1135VS2835)

5:15 p.m.
Results on 3Free Tribonacci Sequences.
Jeremy Alm, Lamar University
Robert W. Vallin*, Lamar University
José VegaGuzman, Lamar University
(1135VS2464)

5:30 p.m.
Missing Class Groups for Imaginary Quadratic Number Fields.
Cam McLeman*, University of Michigan  Flint
(1135VS3140)

5:45 p.m.
Eisenstein's criterion, Fermat's last theorem, and a conjecture on powerful numbers.
Pietro Paparella*, University of Washington Bothell
(1135VS3147)

6:00 p.m.
On the xcoordinates of Pell equations which are Fibonacci numbers.
Bir Kafle*, Purdue University Northwest
A. Togbé, Purdue University Northwest
F. Luca, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
A. Montejano, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM Campus Juriquilla, Mexico
L. Szalay, University of West Hungary, Hungary
(1135VS3163)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:45 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Fluid Mechanics: Analysis and Applications, II
Room 30A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Zachary Bradshaw, University of Virginia zb8br@virginia.edu
Aseel Farhat, University of Virginia

2:45 p.m.
Global weak solutions of the NavierStokes equations with initial values in critical spaces.
Dallas Albritton*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Tobias Barker, OxPDE, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
(1135762045)

3:15 p.m.
The incompressible limit of the compressible freeboundary Euler equations with surface tension.
Marcelo M Disconzi*, Vanderbilt University
Chenyun Luo, Vanderbilt University
(1135351686)

3:45 p.m.
Singularity formation in incompressible fluids.
Tarek M Elgindi*, UCSan Diego
InJee Jeong, Princeton University
(1135352388)

4:15 p.m.
Suppression of chemotactic explosion by mixing.
Xiaoqian Xu*, Carnegie Mellon University
Alexander Kiselev, Duke University
(1135352323)

4:45 p.m.
A Lagrangian analyticity result for the Euler equations.
Guher Camliyurt*, University of Southern California
Igor Kukavica, University of Southern California
(1135352769)

5:15 p.m.
The global existence of a fluidstructure system with small data.
Mihaela Ignatova, Princeton University
Igor Kukavica*, University of Southern California
Irena Lasiecka, University of Memphis
Amjad Tuffaha, American University of Sharjah
(1135353110)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Groups, graphs, algorithms: The Graph Isomorphism problem.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Lázló Babai*, University of Chicago
(1135A0184)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting
Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Panel
A Mathematician Teaches Statistics: The Road Less Traveled
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stacey Hancock, Montana State University stacey.hancock@montana.edu
Panelists:
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence College
Chris Oehrlein, Oklahoma City Community College
Sue Schou, Idaho State University
Charilaos Skiadas, Hanover College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers
Marina Ballroom D, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Chairs:
Betty Mayfield, Hood College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Lattices and Geometries
Room 12, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

4:15 p.m.
Loop representation for closure operator lattices.
Martha Lee Hollist Kilpack*, Brigham Young University
(1135062759)

4:30 p.m.
Computing the lattice size.
Anthony W Harrison*, Kent State University
(1135522415)

4:45 p.m.
Counting lattice points on hyperboloids.
David LowryDuda*, University of Warwick
(1135111842)

5:00 p.m.
Finding line arrangements with interesting realization spaces.
Moshe Cohen*, Vassar College
Baian Liu, Vassar College
(1135522010)

5:15 p.m.
"Duality" in Laguerre Planes.
Robert D Knight*, Ohio UniversityChillicothe
(1135513183)

5:30 p.m.
Imaginary Triangles, Pythagorean Theorems and Algebraic Geometry.
Sergiy Koshkin*, University of HoustonDowntown
(113551322)

5:45 p.m.
The LeastPerimeter Tetrahedral Tile of Space.
Eliot Bongiovanni*, Michigan State University
Alejandro Diaz, University of Maryland, College Park
Arjun Kakkar, Williams College
Nat Sothanaphan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(113551214)

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAAJCWAWMNAM Panel
Implicit Bias and Its Effects in Mathematics
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew Cahoon, ColbySawyer College
Naomi Cameron, Lewis & Clark College
Charles Doering, University of Michigan
Semra KilicBahi, ColbySawyer College skilicbahi@colbysawyer.edu
Moderators:
Maura Mast, Fordham College at Rose Hill
Panelists:
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation
Jenna P. Carpenter, Campbell University
Lynn Garrioch, ColbySawyer College
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, National Science Foundation
Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Paths to Collaboration with Scientists
Room 11B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Panelists:
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Ruth Williams, University of California San Diego
John Lowengrub, University of California Irvine
Michelle DeDeo, University of North Florida
Ellen Panagiotou, University of California Santa Barbara
Moderators:
Hal Sadofsky, University of Oregon

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting
Current Questions and Opportunities in Undergraduate Education
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 4:45 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Linear Algebra
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
Marina Ballroom FG, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics (HOM SIGMAA) Reception and Business Meeting
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Toke Knudsen, State University of New York, Oneonta

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
AMS Education and Diversity Department Panel
Strategies for Diversifying Graduate Mathematics Programs
Room 11B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Helen Grundman, American Mathematical Society
Moderators:
Helen Grundman, American Mathematical Society
Panelists:
Edray Goins, Purdue University
Richard Laugesen, University of Illinois
Richard McGehee, University of Minnesota
Katrin Wehrheim, University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics (HOM SIGMAA) Guest Lecture
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:30 p.m.9:20 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Privacy in the land of plenty.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Cynthia Dwork*, Harvard University
(1135681860)
Thursday January 11, 2018

Thursday January 11, 2018, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 7:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tarek M. Elgindi, University of California, San Diego tme2@princeton.edu
Edriss S. Titi, Texas A&M University and Weizmann Institute of Science

7:30 a.m.
On degenerate circular and shear flows: the point vortex and power law circular flows.
Christian Zillinger*, University of Southern California
Michele Coti Zelati, Imperial College, London
(1135761275)

8:00 a.m.
Existence of solutions for strongly damped wave equations of the $p$Laplacian type with boundary sources.
Nicholas J Kass*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Mohammad A. Rammaha, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135351958)

8:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Coupling and Uniqueness of Invariant Measures in Hydrodynamic Equations.
Vincent R Martinez*, Tulane University
Nathan GlattHoltz, Tulane University
Geordie Richards, Utah State University
(113535497)

9:00 a.m.
Enstrophy cascade and helical nature of turbulence.
Aseel Farhat*, University of Virginia
Zoran Grujić, University of Virginia
(1135761479)

9:30 a.m.
Curvature effect in shear flow: slowdown of turbulent flame speeds with Markstein number.
Jiancheng Lyu, University of California at Irvine
Jack Xin, University of California at Irvine
Yifeng Yu*, University of California at Irvine
(1135351739)

10:00 a.m.
Asymptotics for magnetostrophic turbulence in the Earth's fluid core.
Susan Friedlander*, University of Southern California
Juraj Foldes, U of Virgina
Nathan GlattHoltz, Tulane University
Geordie Richards, Utah State University
(113535818)

10:30 a.m.
Regularity and emergence of flocking in PDE models with a commutator structure.
Eitan Tadmor*, University of Maryland
(1135351159)

11:00 a.m.
On singularity formation in a HeleShaw model.
Peter Constantin, Princeton University
Tarek Elgindi, University of California at San Diego
Huy Nguyen*, Princeton University
Vlad Vicol, Princeton University
(113535755)

11:30 a.m.
A Proof of Onsager's Conjecture for the Incompressible Euler Equations.
Philip Isett*, University of Texas at Austin
(1135352871)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 7:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra in All Characteristics, I
Room 31A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Neil Epstein, George Mason University nepstei2@gmu.edu
Karl Schwede, University of Utah
Janet Vassilev, University of New Mexico

7:30 a.m.
The ZariskiNagata theorem in all characteristics.
Alessandro De Stefani, The University of Nebraska Lincoln
Eloísa Grifo, The University of Virginia
Jack Jeffries*, The University of Michigan
(113513659)

8:00 a.m.
Bounds for and Computations of $s$multiplicity.
William D Taylor*, University of Arkansas
Lance Edward Miller, University of Arkansas
(1135132170)

8:30 a.m.
HilbertKunz multiplicity, Fsignature, and finite determinacy of singularities.
Thomas Polstra, University of Utah
Ilya Smirnov*, University of Michigan
(113513743)

9:00 a.m.
Frobenius Complexity for Pairs.
Janet Page*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1135132644)

9:30 a.m.
Log canonical thresholds of graded sequences of ideals in positive characteristic.
Eric Canton*, University of Nebraska
(1135131717)

10:00 a.m.
Characterization of $F$rationality when $R$ is Cohen Macaulay via its canonical module.
Shuenn Siang Ng*, Georgia State University
(113513550)

10:30 a.m.
Tight closure invariants in combinatorial rings of characteristic 0.
Thomas M Ales*, George Mason University
(1135132220)

11:00 a.m.
Test Ideals for all Characteristics.
Rebecca R.G.*, Syracuse University
Felipe Pérez, Toronto, ON
(1135131902)

11:30 a.m.
Generalized Depth and Associated Primes in the Perfect Closure $R^\infty$.
George Whelan*, George Mason University Korea
(1135132491)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 7:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Email Center
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 7:45 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Graph Theory, I
Room 15B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid,

7:45 a.m.
Chromatic Polynomials of Graph Subdivisions and the Integral Root Problem.
Rebecca Robinson*, University of Michigan  Flint
Cameron McLeman, University of Michigan  Flint
(1135VP3162)

8:00 a.m.
The HadwigerNelson Problem with Two Forbidden Distances.
Jang Hun Choi*, Hofstra University
Celine Lee, Hofstra University
Soo Hyun Ahn, Hofstra University
Junwon Lee, Hofstra University
(1135VP284)

8:15 a.m.
The unimodality of the independent polynomials of trees with nonregular structure.
Patrick Bahls*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
(1135VP328)

8:30 a.m.
Algebraically defined graphs of girth eight.
Brian G. Kronenthal*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1135VP335)

8:45 a.m.
The Minimum Coprime Number and Graph Operations.
John Asplund*, Dalton State College
Brad Fox, Austin Peay State University
(1135VP567)

9:00 a.m.
Graph Complement Conjecture for Minimum Semidefinite Rank.
Monsikarn Jansrang*, Central Michigan University
(1135VP595)

9:15 a.m.
Beta invariants of 3connected matroids.
Sooyeon Lee*, University of Mississippi
Haidong Wu, University of Mississippi
(1135VP624)

9:30 a.m.
Entries of the group inverse of the Lapalcian matrix for generalized Johnson graphs.
Jason J Molitierno*, Sacred Heart University
(1135VP638)

9:45 a.m.
Enumerating unimodal rooted forests avoiding the pattern 321.
Katie Anders*, University of Texas at Tyler
Kassie Archer, University of Texas at Tyler
(1135VP807)

10:00 a.m.
New families of edgeisoperimetric graphs.
Sergei Bezrukov, University of WisconsinSuperior
Pavle Bulatovic, University of WisconsinSuperior
Nikola Kuzmanovski*, University of WisconsinSuperior
(1135VP958)

10:15 a.m.
Shortest paths and centrality in circulant graphs.
Darren A Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1135VP1067)

10:30 a.m.
The maximum number of nonzero elements in a joint degree vector.
Éva Czabarka, University of South Carolina
Kayvan Sadeghi, University of Cambridge
Johannes Rauh, Max Planck Institute for the Mathematics in the Sciences
Taylor Short*, Grand Valley State University
László Székely, University of South Carolina
(1135VP1176)

10:45 a.m.
Irreducible L(2,1)Colorings for Products of Paths and Cycles.
Karrolyne Fogel*, California Lutheran University
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton
William Higgins, Wittenberg University
John Villalpando, California Lutheran University
(1135VP1233)

11:00 a.m.
Minimizing the number of labels for an irreducible L(2,1)labeling on the Cartesian product of two cycles.
J Villalpando*, California Lutheran University
K Fogel, California Lutheran University
A Higgins, University of Dayton
W Higgins, Wittenberg University
(1135VP1236)

11:15 a.m.
A graphbased approach for counting all Sudoku squares of rank $n$.
Pallavi Mishra*, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Dharmendra Kumar Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
(1135VP1548)

11:30 a.m.
Graceful Colorings of Graphs.
Alexis Byers*, Western Michigan University
(1135VP1590)

11:45 a.m.
Graph Polynomials for a Class of DIPathological Graphs.
James M Hammer*, Cedar Crest College
Joshua Harrington, Cedar Crest College
(1135VP1894)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on A Showcase of Number Theory at Liberal Arts Colleges, II
Room 16A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Adriana Salerno, Bates College
Lola Thompson, Oberlin College lola.thompson@oberlin.edu

8:00 a.m.
Computing arboreal Galois groups of some PCF polynomials.
Robert L. Benedetto*, Amherst College
(113511926)

8:30 a.m.
AppellLauricella Hypergeometric Functions over Finite Fields.
Sharon Frechette*, College of the Holy Cross
Holly Swisher, Oregon State University
FangTing Tu, Louisiana State University
(1135111961)

9:00 a.m.
Geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces, quaternion algebras, and the Chebotarev density theorem in short intervals.
Benjamin Linowitz*, Oberlin College
(11351110)

9:30 a.m.
Sign of Fourier Coefficients for Hilbert Modular Forms.
Surjeet Kaushik, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Narasimha Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Naomi Tanabe*, Bowdoin College
(1135112239)

10:00 a.m.
An effective variation of Kronecker's approximation theorem.
Lenny Fukshansky*, Claremont McKenna College
Nikolay Moshchevitin, Moscow State University
(113511996)

10:30 a.m.
Decomposable Jacobian Varieties.
Jen Paulhus*, Grinnell College
(113511706)

11:00 a.m.
The Liouville function and the Riemann hypothesis.
Michael J. Mossinghoff*, Davidson College
Timothy S. Trudgian, University of New South Wales Canberra
(1135111674)

11:30 a.m.
Finding the four squares in Lagrange's Theorem.
Paul Pollack, University of Georgia
Enrique Treviño*, Lake Forest College
(1135111722)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Accelerated Advances in Mathematical Fractional Programming, I
Room 30B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ram Verma, International Publications USA verma99@msn.com
Alexander Zaslavski, Israel Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Principles of General Fractional Analysis for Banach space valued functions.
George A Anastassiou*, Memphis
(11352618)

8:30 a.m.
The generalized double shiftsplitting preconditioner for nonsymmetric generalized saddle point problems from the steady NavierStokes equations.
Xinyun Zhu*, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
Hongtao Fan, Lanzhou University
Bing Zheng, Lanzhou University
(113565267)

9:00 a.m.
Hybrid fractional integral type programming.
Ram Verma*, International Publications USA
(113590725)

9:30 a.m.
Comparing the Local Convergence Analysis of Some TwoStep Newtons Method for Solving Equations.
Nirjal Shrestha*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Cameron University
Ioannis K Argyros, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Cameron University
(113565259)

10:00 a.m.
Quantization of Two and Three player Games.
Aden Omar Ahmed*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
(113549230)

10:30 a.m.
SecondOrder Variational Analysis in SecondOrder Cone Programming.
Hang Nguyen*, Wayne State University
Boris S. Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Ebrahim Sarabi, Miami University
(1135491933)

11:00 a.m.
Subgradient Algorithms in Convex Minimization with Computational Errors.
Alexander J Zaslavski*, The technion  Israel Institute of Technology
(1135491550)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Operator Theory, Operator Algebras, and Operator Semigroups, I
Room 33A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Asuman G. Aksoy, Claremont McKenna College
Zair Ibragimov, California State University, Fullerton
Marat Markin, California State University, Fresno mmarkin@csufresno.edu
Ilya Spitkovsky, New York University, Abu Dhabi

8:00 a.m.
Deviation of elements of a Fréchet space from a system of subspaces.
Asuman Güven Aksoy*, Claremont McKenna College
(113547349)

8:30 a.m.
Strong topological transitivity.
Mohammad Ansari*, Azad University of Gachsaran
(1135471217)

9:00 a.m.
Toeplitz Operators and Lattices.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(113547687)

9:30 a.m.
Weighted graphs as compact quantum metric spaces.
Michael Hartglass*, Santa Clara University
(1135462186)

10:00 a.m.
QuasiIsometric Extensions of Quasisymmetric Mappings of the Real Line Compatible with Composition.
Zair Ibragimov*, California State University, Fullerton
(113530810)

10:30 a.m.
On the notion of Stonean *algebras.
Alexander A. Katz*, St. John's University, NY
(1135463093)

11:00 a.m.
On the Gevrey ultradifferentiability of weak solutions of an abstract evolution equation with a scalar type spectral operator.
Marat V. Markin*, California State University, Fresno
(1135471593)

11:30 a.m.
Noncommutative Clark measures for the free and abelian Toeplitz algebras.
M. T. Jury, University of Florida
R. T.W. Martin*, University of Cape Town
(1135471869)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic, Discrete, Topological and Stochastic Approaches to Modeling in Mathematical Biology, I
Room 30C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University
Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College

8:00 a.m.
Environmental effect estimation under hidden heterogeneity.
Olcay Akman*, Illinois State University
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University
(1135923204)

8:30 a.m.
Modeling nonhuman primate alcohol consumption: a Markov approach.
Erich Baker, Baylor University
Sharon Moore, Baylor University
Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College
Elizabeth Zollinger*, St. Joseph's College
(1135921854)

9:00 a.m.
Branching random walk models for cell differentiation in developmental neurobiology.
Mansoor A Haider*, Dept. of Mathematics & Biomathematics Graduate Program, NC State University
Christine Mennicke, Dept. of Mathematics, NC State University
Troy Ghashghaei, Dept. of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, NC State University
(1135921241)

9:30 a.m.
Stochastic dynamical models for assessing the effects of radiation on living cells.
Raina S Robeva*, Sweet Briar College
(1135922780)

10:00 a.m.
Intertrial correlations in sequential decisionmaking tasks.
Khanh P Nguyen*, University of Houston
Kresimir Josic, University of Houston
Zachary Kilpatrick, University of Colorado Boulder
(1135922430)

10:30 a.m.
Systems Approaches to Optimization and Control with AgentBased Models.
Ben G Fitzpatrick*, Loyola Marymount University
(1135921447)

11:00 a.m.
An AgentBased Model for Integrated Pest Management with Periodic Control Strategies.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Benedictine University
(1135921649)

11:30 a.m.
Should I get a flu shot? How well did this go last year?
Winfried Just, Ohio Univeristy
David Gerberry, Xavier University
Ying Xin*, Ohio University
(1135912798)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Beyond Planarity: Crossing Numbers of Graphs (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), I
Room 29B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Axel Brandt, Davidson College
Garner Cochran, University of South Carolina gcochran@math.sc.edu
Sarah Loeb, College of William and Mary

8:00 a.m.
Convex Drawings of the Complete Graph: Topology meets Geometry.
Alan Arroyo, University of Waterloo
Dan McQuillan*, Norwich University
R. Bruce Richter, University of Waterloo
Gelasio Salazar, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
(113552587)

8:30 a.m.
Taking a Detour: Gioan's Theorem, and Pseudolinear Drawings of Complete Graphs.
Marcus Schaefer*, DePaul University
(113505290)

9:00 a.m.
Crossing number and the tangle crossing number analogies.
Robin Anderson, Saint Louis University
Shuliang Bai, University of South Carolina
Fidel BarreraCruz*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Éva Czabarka, University of South Carolina
Giordano Da Lozzo, University of California, Irvine
Natalie L.F. Hobson, Sonoma State University
Jephian C.H. Lin, Iowa State University
Austin Mohr, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Heather C. Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology
László A. Székely, University of South Carolina
Hays Whitlatch, University of South Carolina
(1135051935)

9:30 a.m.
A tanglegram Kuratowski theorem.
Eva Czabarka*, University of South Carolina
Laszlo A. Szekely, University of South Carolina
Stephan Wagner, Stellenbosch University
(11350545)

10:00 a.m.
How Low Can You Go? On the Biplanar Crossing Number of the Hypercube.
Gwen Spencer*, Smith College
Greg Clark, University of South Carolina
(1135002009)

10:30 a.m.
Biplanar Crossing Numbers: The Probabilistic Method.
John Asplund, Dalton State College
Thao Do*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arran Hamm, Winthrop University
László Székely, University of South Carolina
Libby Taylor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Zhiyu Wang, University of South Carolina
(113505272)

11:00 a.m.
On Local Crossing Numbers of Complete Graphs and Hypercubes.
HsienChih Chang*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Department of Computer Science
Axel Brandt, Davidson College, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Tanya Jeffries, University of Arizona, Department of Computer Science
Sarah Loeb, College of William and Mary, Mathematics Department
Marcus Schaefer, DePaul University, College of Computing and Digital Media, School of Computing
(1135052749)

11:30 a.m.
On the rectilinear local crossing number of complete graphs.
Bernardo M. Abrego*, California State University, Northridge
Silvia Fernandez, California State University, Northridge
(1135052625)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Boundaries for Groups and Spaces, I
Room 16B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Joseph Maher, CUNY College of Staten Island joseph.maher@csi.cuny.edu
Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University

8:00 a.m.
Counting conjugacy classes in $Out(F_N)$.
Michael Hull, University of Florida
Ilya Kapovich*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(113520391)

9:00 a.m.
Compactifying Teichmüller Space Using the Right Trousers.
Catherine Pfaff*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1135201290)

9:30 a.m.
Loxodromics for the cyclic splitting complex.
Derrick Wigglesworth*, University of Utah
Radhika Gupta, Technion University
(1135201245)

10:00 a.m.
Largest projections for random walks and shortest geodesics in random mapping tori.
Alessandro Sisto, ETH
Samuel Taylor*, Temple University
(1135511872)

10:30 a.m.
Volume and entropy for Hilbert geometries.
Ilesanmi Adeboye, Wesleyan University
Harrison Bray*, University of Michigan
David Constantine, Wesleyan University
(113554664)

11:00 a.m.
Linear Progress in Weakly Hyperbolic Groups.
Matt Sunderland*, Grad Center CUNY
(1135201205)

11:30 a.m.
Geometry of the Thurston Metric on Teichmuller Space.
David Dumas, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anna Lenzhen, University of Rennes
Kasra Rafi, University of Toronto
Jing Tao*, University of Oklahoma
(1135511306)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorics and Geometry, I
Room 6E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University
Anastasia Chavez, MSRI and University of California, Davis
Laura Escobar, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign lescobar@illinois.edu

8:00 a.m.
Combinatorics of nested Braid fan.
Federico Castillo, MSRI/University of Kansas
Fu Liu*, University of California, Davis
(1135051216)

8:30 a.m.
Surfaces, orbifolds, and dominance.
Shira Viel*, North Carolina State University
(1135052093)

9:00 a.m.
The maximum size of a partial spread in a finite projective space.
Esmeralda Nastase, Xavier University
Papa Amar Sissokho*, Illinois State University
(113505845)

9:30 a.m.
{/bf SCHEDULE CHANGE:} Realization Spaces of Phased Matroids.
Amanda Ruiz*, University of San Diego
(1135052113)

10:00 a.m.
Incidence Problems in Convex Geometry.
Mohamed Omar*, Harvey Mudd College
(1135051069)

10:30 a.m.
$K$orbit closures and BarbaschEvensMagyar varieties.
Laura Escobar, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Benjamin J. Wyser*, Oklahoma State University
Alexander Yong, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135053240)

11:00 a.m.
Growth Diagrams from Polygons in the Affine Grassmannian.
Tair Akhmejanov*, Cornell University
(113505576)

11:30 a.m.
Examples of nonfinitely generated Cox rings.
Jose Luis Gonzalez*, University of California, Riverside
Kalle Karu, University of British Columbia
(113514440)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Dynamical Systems and Applications, II
Room 30E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
E. Cabral Balreira, Trinity University
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University
Eddy Kwessi, Trinity University ekwessi@trinity.edu

8:00 a.m.
Periodic matrix models for seasonal dynamics of stage structured populations I: A general class of models.
Jim M Cushing*, Department of Mathematics & Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
Shandelle Henson, Department of Mathematics & Department of Biology, Andrews University
James Hayward, Department of Biology, Andrews University
(113539631)

8:30 a.m.
Periodic matrix models for seasonal dynamics of stage structured populations II: Application to a seabird colony.
Shandelle M. Henson*, Department of Mathematics, Andrews University
J. M. Cushing, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
J. L. Hayward, Department of Biology, Andrews University
(113592630)

9:00 a.m.
Almost Periodicity, Ricker Map, BevertonHolt Map and Others, a General Method.
Robert J Sacker*, University of Southern California
George R Sell, University od Minnesota
(113539485)

9:30 a.m.
Competitive outcomes between zebra and quagga mussels in a discretetime model with migration among patches.
Paul L. Salceanu*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Hao Wang, University of Alberta
(1135921804)

10:00 a.m.
Robust permanence for ecological maps.
Gregory Roth, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam
Paul L. Salceanu, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Sebastian J. Schreiber*, University of California, Davis
(1135921707)

10:30 a.m.
The spectral radius of homogeneous operators as threshold between persistence and extinction in discretetime population models.
Horst R Thieme*, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University
(113539643)

11:00 a.m.
On the embedding of a discrete dynamical system into a dynamical system of higher dimension.
Ziyad AlSharawi*, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
(113539588)

11:30 a.m.
Some Methodologies for Constructing DiscreteTime Population Models.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(113592539)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamical Systems: Smooth, Symbolic, and Measurable (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), I
Room 29C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Kathryn Lindsey, Boston College kathryn.a.lindsey@gmail.com
Scott Schmieding, Northwestern University
Kurt Vinhage, University of Chicago

8:00 a.m.
On Mixing Properties of Rank One Subshifts.
Caleb J Ziegler*, University of North Texas
(1135372692)

8:30 a.m.
The automorphism group of the square of a subshift.
Scott Schmieding, Northwestern University
Kitty Yang, Northwestern University
May Mei*, Denison University
Claire Merriman, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135372684)

9:00 a.m.
Dimension of shrinking target sets arising from nonautonomous dynamical systems.
Marco Antonio López*, University of North Texas
(1135371622)

9:30 a.m.
Eventually always hitting sets in rapid mixing systems.
Dmitry Kleinbock, Brandeis University
Ioannis Konstantoulas*, University of Bristol
Florian Richter, Ohio State University
(1135372614)

10:00 a.m.
Graph iterated function systems, Bratteli diagrams, and random substitution tilings of $\mathbb{R}^d$.
Rodrigo Treviño*, University of Maryland, College Park
Scott Schmieding, Northwestern University
(1135372250)

10:30 a.m.
Hausdorff Dimension of Exceptional Directions for The Teichmüler Geodesic Flow.
Hamid AlSaqban, University of Maryland
Paul Apisa, University of Chicago
Alena Erchenko, Pennsylvania State University
Osama Khalil*, Ohio State University
Shahriar Mirzadeh, Brandeis University
Caglar Uyanik, Vanderbilt University
(1135372223)

11:00 a.m.
Exceptional sets in the moduli space of translation surfaces and Hausdorff dimension.
Shahriar Mirzadeh*, Brandeis University
(1135372631)

11:30 a.m.
Good lower bounds for multiple recurrence.
Sebastian Donoso, University of O'Higgins
Anh Le*, Northwestern University
Joel Moreira, Northwestern University
Martina Neuman, University of California, Berkeley
Wenbo Sun, Ohio State University
(1135051691)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Type Theory (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), I
Room 29A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Simon Cho, University of Michigan seamooncho@gmail.com
Liron Cohen, Cornell University
Edward Morehouse, Wesleyan University

8:00 a.m.
Homotopical trinitarianism: a perspective on homotopy type theory.
Michael Shulman*, University of San Diego
(1135032395)

9:00 a.m.
Weak factorization systems as models of dependent type theory.
Paige North*, Ohio State University
(1135182884)

9:30 a.m.
Higher Inductive Types as HomotopyInitial Algebras.
Kristina Sojakova*, Cornell University
(1135033046)

10:00 a.m.
A general definition of dependent type theories.
Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine*, Stockholm University, Sweden
(113503387)

10:30 a.m.
Weak equivalences between categories of models of type theory.
Simon Cho, University of Michigan
Cory M. Knapp, University of Birmingham
Clive Newstead, Carnegie Mellon University
Liang Ze Wong*, University of Washington, Seattle
(113503274)

11:00 a.m.
On the directed univalence axiom.
Emily Riehl*, Johns Hopkins University
Evan Cavallo, Carnegie Mellon University
Christian Sattler, University of Gothenburg
(1135182052)

11:30 a.m.
Localization at degree p maps in Homotopy Type Theory.
Dan Christensen, University of Western Ontario
Morgan Opie, Harvard University
Egbert Rijke*, Carnegie Mellon University
Luis Scoccola*, University of Western Ontario
Aliaksandra Yarosh, University of Pittsburgh
(1135552841)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on MAA Instructional Practices Guide
Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Martha Abell, Georgia Southern University martha@georgiasouthern.edu
Doug Ensley, MAA
Lew Ludwig, Denison University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Analysis and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 30A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Hongjie Dong, Brown University
Peiyong Wang, Wayne State University
Jiuyi Zhu, Louisiana State University zhu@math.lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
On quantitative uniqueness for solutions of elliptic and parabolic PDEs.
Guher Camliyurt, University of Southern California
Igor Kukavica*, University of Southern California
(1135352658)

8:30 a.m.
The Sphere Covering Inequality and Its Applications.
Changfeng Gui, University of Texas at San Antonio
Amir Moradifam*, University of California, Riverside
(1135352655)

9:00 a.m.
Green's function for second order elliptic equations in nondivergence form.
Sukjung Hwang, Yonsei University
Seick Kim*, Yonsei University
(113535489)

9:30 a.m.
Boundary value problems for stationary Stokes system in weighted Sobolev spaces.
Doyoon Kim*, Korea University
(1135351407)

10:00 a.m.
Symmetry and approximate symmetry for a singularly perturbed free boundary problem.
Peiyong Wang*, Wayne State University
(1135351855)

10:30 a.m.
How to approximate the fractional Laplacian by the fractional discrete Laplacian.
Pablo Raúl Stinga*, Iowa State University
(113535574)

11:00 a.m.
Mean Value Theorems and the Geometry of Mean Value Sets for Divergence Form Elliptic PDEs.
Ivan A Blank*, Kansas State University
Niles Armstrong, Kansas State University
Ashok Aryal, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Brian Benson, University of California Riverside
Zheng Hao, South Dakota State University
Jeremy LeCrone, University of Richmond
(1135351819)

11:30 a.m.
Positive ground states for nonlinear static Schrödinger equations that have potentials vanishing at infinity.
Qi Han*, Texas A&M University at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78224
(113535919)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Quantum Computing and Topological Phases of Matter, I
Room 10, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
David Meyer, University of California San Diego
Julia Plavnik, Texas A&M University julia@math.tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Quantum query complexity of symmetric problems.
Daniel Copeland*, UC San Diego
Jamie Pommersheim, Reed College
(1135682608)

8:30 a.m.
Quantum advantage via nonlocal games.
Zak Webb*, San Diego, CA
(1135682775)

9:00 a.m.
Computational Approach to Classifying Rank 6 Modular Categories.
Daniel Creamer*, Texas A&M University
Eric Rowell, Texas A&M University
(1135182707)

9:30 a.m.
Fermionic Topological Phases and Modular Transformations.
Parsa Bonderson*, Microsoft Station Q
Meng Cheng, Yale University
Roger Mong, University of Pittsburgh
Alan Tran, UC Santa Barbara
(113518817)

10:00 a.m.
Charged String Languages in Quantum Information.
Arthur M Jaffe*, Harvard University
(1135941627)

11:00 a.m.
Braiding Necklaces and Loops.
Eric Carson Rowell*, Texas A&M University
(1135202426)

11:30 a.m.
On Two Quantum Invariants of Three Manifolds from Hopf Algebras.
Liang Chang, Nankai University
Shawn X Cui*, Stanford University
(1135571837)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Open and Accessible Problems for Undergraduate Research, I
Room 17B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Allison Henrich, Seattle University henricha@seattleu.edu
Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Set Theory, Logic and Ramsey Theory, II
Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrés Caicedo, Mathematical Reviews
José Mijares, University of Colorado, Denver jose.mijarespalacios@ucdenver.edu

8:00 a.m.
The trianglefree homogeneous graph had finite big Ramsey degrees.
Natasha Dobrinen*, University of Denver
(1135032038)

9:00 a.m.
Ramsey Theory, Topology and Forcing.
Marion Scheepers*, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University
(1135031828)

9:30 a.m.
Madness in vector spaces, round 2.
Iian B. Smythe*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(1135031279)

10:00 a.m.
Some Results on RamseyType Problems for Graph Saturation.
Michael Ferrara*, University of Colorado Denver
(1135051256)

10:30 a.m.
Parametrizing topological Ramsey spaces.
Yuan Yuan Zheng*, University of Toronto
(113505972)

11:00 a.m.
Hypernatural numbers in ultraRamsey theory.
Timothy Trujillo*, Sam Houston State University
(1135032249)

11:30 a.m.
Ramsey Theory on generalized Baire space.
Daniel J Hathaway*, University of Denver
(113503406)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Special Functions and Combinatorics (in honor of Dennis Stanton's 65th birthday), II
Room 7A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Susanna Fishel, Arizona State University sfishel1@asu.edu
Mourad Ismail, University of Central Florida
Vic Reiner, University of Minnesota

8:00 a.m.
Cyclic Sieving Phenomenon on Matchings.
Younghwan Kim*, Arizona State University
(1135051565)

8:30 a.m.
Geometric representations of finite groups on real toric spaces.
Soojin Cho*, Department of Mathematics, Ajou University, Korea
Suyoung Choi, Department of Mathematics, Ajou University, Korea
Shizuo Kaji, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Yamaguchi University, Japan
(1135052396)

9:00 a.m.
Variations on the $S_n$module $Lie_n$: results and conjectures.
Sheila Sundaram*, Pierrepont School, Westport, CT
(1135051584)

9:30 a.m.
Regular Hessenberg varieties and parabolic characters of Hecke algebras.
Ryan Schneider, Washington University
John Shareshian*, Washington University
(1135052324)

10:00 a.m.
On rinversions and symmetric functions.
Yuval Roichman, Bar Ilan University
Michelle Wachs*, University of Miami
(1135053091)

10:30 a.m.
Proof of the Functional Equation Conjecture.
Adriano Garsia*, University of CaliforniaSan Diego
G. Xin, Capital Normal University, Beijing
(1135052719)

11:00 a.m.
Rational functions with nonnegative power series coefficients.
Ira M. Gessel*, Brandeis University
(1135333100)

11:30 a.m.
Interesting inequalities.
Richard Askey*, Univ. of WisconsinMadison
(113533399)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Processes, Stochastic Optimization and Control, Numerics and Applications, I
Room 30D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Hongwei Mei, University of Central Florida
Zhixin Yang, Ball State University
Quan Yuan, Ball State University
Guangliang Zhao, GE Global Research dr.gzhao@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Jump Type Stochastic Differential Equations with NonLipschitz Coefficients: Non Confluence, Feller and Strong Feller Properties, and Exponential Ergodicity.
Fubao Xi, Beijing Institute of Technology
Chao Zhu*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(113560359)

8:30 a.m.
Expected number and height distribution of critical points of smooth isotropic Gaussian random fields.
Dan Cheng*, Texas Tech University
Armin Schwartzman, University of California San Diego
(113560653)

9:00 a.m.
Infinite dimensional regimeswitching stochastic approximation algorithms.
Quan Yuan*, Ball State University
George Yin, Wayne State University
(1135601074)

9:30 a.m.
Comparison Theorems for Complex Interconnected Largescale Stochastic Dynamic Systems.
Gangaram S. Ladde*, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
(1135602671)

10:00 a.m.
Finite Horizon Optimal Execution with Bounded Rate of Transaction.
Yipeng Yang*, University of Houston  Clear Lake
(11356049)

10:30 a.m.
Analysis of variance based financial instruments for OrnsteinUhlenbeck type models.
Indranil SenGupta*, North Dakota State University
Aziz Issaka, North Dakota State University
(11359140)

11:00 a.m.
Exploring the effects of white noise on the dynamics of malaria in a highly random environment.
Divine Wanduku*, Georgia Southern University
(1135601011)

11:30 a.m.
Controllability in Term of Mean Reaching Time for Markovian Switching Diffusion System.
Guangliang Zhao*, GE Global Research
Zhixin Yang, Ball State University
Quan Yuan, Ball State University,
Leyi Wang, Wayne State University,
(1135931615)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
MAA Session on 20th AnniversaryThe EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Program: Pure and Applied Talks by Women, I
Room 14B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Shanise Walker, Iowa State University shanise1@iastate.edu
Laurel Ohm, University of Minnesota

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Differential and Metric Geometry and Geometric Analysis
Room 18, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Nilpotent Metric Lie Algebras Constructed from Schreier Graphs.
Rachelle DeCoste, Wheaton College
Lisa DeMeyer, Central Michigan University
Meera Mainkar, Central Michigan University
Allie Ray*, Trinity College, CT
(1135532074)

8:15 a.m.
Coarse quotients by group actions and the preservation of Property A.
Logan McKee Higginbotham*, University of Tennessee
Thomas Weighill, University of Tennessee
(113554326)

8:30 a.m.
Tight Span of Subsets of The Plane With The Maximum Metric.
Mehmet Kilic*, Claremont McKenna College, CA
(1135512160)

8:45 a.m.
The Jacobian variety of Riemann surfaces with short simple closed geodesics.
Peter Buser, Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
Eran Makover, Central Connecticut State University
Bjoern Muetzel*, Dartmouth College, Hanover
Robert Silhol, University of Montpellier 2, Montpellier
(113551780)

9:00 a.m.
The Geometry of Curves and Surfaces in the Threedimensional Lie Group E(1, 1).
T. H. Wears*, Longwood University
(1135533036)

9:15 a.m.
Asymptotic timelike polygons in staircase metric spacetimes.
J Mealy*, Austin College
Aimi Hardy, Austin College
(113551201)

9:30 a.m.
An Induced Isometry on a Vector Bundle.
Hulya Kadioglu*, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
(1135532018)

9:45 a.m.
pLaplacian's Surjectivity on Infinite Graphs.
Lucio MG Prado*, Department od Mathematics, BMCC, The City University of New York, 199 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007.
(1135312700)

10:00 a.m.
Total Curvature and the Betti Numbers of a Complex Projective Manifold.
Joseph Ansel Hoisington*, University of Pennsylvania
(1135533075)

10:15 a.m.
Neumann LiYau gradient estimate under integral Ricci curvature bounds.
Xavier Ramos Olive*, University of California, Riverside
(1135581601)

10:30 a.m.
A Liouville Theorem for Ancient Mean Curvature Flows.
Kevin Sonnanburg*, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1135532307)

10:45 a.m.
Bubbling with $L^2$ almost constant mean curvature and an Alexandrov type theorem for crystals.
Matias Delgadino, Imperial College London
Francesco Maggi, University of Texas at Austin
Cornelia Mihaila*, University of Texas at Austin
Robin Neumayer, Northwestern University
(1135532273)

11:00 a.m.
On the Existence of a Closed, Embedded, Rotational LambdaHypersurface.
John D Ross*, Southwestern University
(1135582944)

11:15 a.m.
Complex and SKT structures on the total space of principal bundles.
Mainak Poddar*, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus
Ajay Singh Thakur, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
(1135531823)

11:30 a.m.
Flat surfaces in hyperbolic 3space via twistor reduction.
Michael Benjamin Deutsch*, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
(1135532101)

11:45 a.m.
An embedding theorem: differential geometry behind massive data analysis.
ChenYun Lin*, Duke University
HauTieng Wu, Duke University
(1135531003)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.9:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Environmental Modeling in the Classroom
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Emek Kose, St Mary's College of Maryland
Ellen Swanson, Centre College ellen.swanson@centre.edu

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Humanistic Mathematics, I
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Eric Marland, Appalachian State University marlandes@appstate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Productive Failures: From Class Requirement to Fostering a Peerled Support Group.
Milos Savic*, University of Oklahoma
Devon Gunter, University of Oklahoma
Emily Curtis, University of Washington
Ariana Paz Pirela, University of Oklahoma
(1135H53089)

8:20 a.m.
Life Values and Mathematics.
Satish C. Bhatnagar*, University of Nevada Las Vegas
(1135H5911)

8:40 a.m.
Incorporating Philosophy, Theology and the History of Mathematics in an Introduction to Proof Course.
Steven M Deckelman*, Department of MSCS, University of WisconsinStout
(1135H5670)

9:00 a.m.
An Inquiry General Education Mathematics Course for Students in the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social Sciences.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1135H51252)

9:20 a.m.
Learning from the humanities: mathematics reading comprehension.
Melanie Butler*, Mount St. Mary's University
(1135H5471)

9:40 a.m.
Victorian Puzzle Addiction: "The Final Problem" as a Mathematical Puzzle.
Brittany Anne Carlson*, University of California, Riverside
(1135H5135)

10:00 a.m.
A Studio Course in the Mathematical Art.
James M. Henle*, Smith College
(1135H51099)

10:20 a.m.
Ikebana: A mathematical experience.
Felicia Yeung Tabing*, University of Southern California
(1135H52909)

10:40 a.m.
Clandestine Mathematics in Poland: The World War II Years.
Emelie A Kenney*, Siena College
(1135H51972)

11:00 a.m.
The Mathematics of Gossip.
Izabel Aguiar*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jessica Deters, Virginia Tech
Jacquie Feuerborn, Wellington, New Zealand
(1135H5374)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, I
Room 14A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sepideh Stewart, University of Oklahoma
Gil Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech

8:00 a.m.
Meaning and context in teaching linear algebra.
David Strong*, Pepperdine University
(1135C12086)

8:20 a.m.
Investigating drawing as a cognitive strategy in undergraduate linear algebra course.
Mile Krajcevski*, University of South Florida
(1135C12432)

8:40 a.m.
Moving between the Three Worlds of Mathematical Thinking in Linear Algebra.
Sepideh Stewart*, University of Oklahoma
(1135C12489)

9:00 a.m.
Development and Validation of an Assessment for Introductory Linear Algebra Courses.
Muhammad Qadeer Haider*, Florida State University
(1135C13072)

9:20 a.m.
Teaching Matrix Algebra Using Technology  Do the Students' Attitudes Change with Time?
Karsten Schmidt*, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, Germany
(1135C11545)

9:40 a.m.
Teaching introductory linear algebra with open software and textbooks.
Robert A Beezer*, University of Puget Sound
(1135C11698)

10:00 a.m.
Linear Algebra using Curated Courses Open Educational Resources.
Sarah E. Eichhorn*, University of Texas at Austin
Petra BonfertTaylor, Dartmouth College
David Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
Jim Fowler, The Ohio State University
(1135C11896)

10:20 a.m.
Visualization of each Step and the Solution of GaussJordan Elimination using GeoGebra.
James D. Factor*, Alverno College, Milwaukee WI
(1135C12120)

10:40 a.m.
Exploring Linear Algebra through SageMath Labs.
Gilbert Adam, Southern New Hampshire University
William Jamieson*, Southern New Hampshire University
Megan Sawyer, Southern New Hampshire University
Christina Starkey, Southern New Hampshire University
(1135C11445)

11:00 a.m.
Determining the Determinant: learning in the footsteps of Cramer and Cauchy.
Daniel E. Otero*, Xavier Univeristy (Ohio)
(1135C11636)

11:20 a.m.
Linear Algebra in Digital World.
Naima Naheed*, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
(1135C1503)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on History or Philosophy of Mathematics
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:00 a.m.
Charles Davies as a Philosopher of Mathematics Education.
Amy AckerbergHastings*, Independent Scholar
(1135VB134)

8:15 a.m.
The Integral methods of the equations of the partial differential in the mathematical physics by Poisson.
Shigeru Masuda*, RIMS, KYOTO UNIVERSITY
(1135VB279)

8:30 a.m.
Comparing two firstyear algebra books from the 1840's, Warren Colburn's "An Introduction to Algebra" and Joseph Ray's "Algebra: Part First", to today's "modern" firstyear algebra curriculum.
Patricia Baggett*, Dept. of Math Sci, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM 880038001
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO emeritus
(1135VB748)

8:45 a.m.
Word Problems from the Mid1800s to Now: A Textbook Survey.
Samuel M Hansen*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1135VB1191)

9:00 a.m.
Two Fields Separated by a Common Language.
James P. Howard, II*, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
(1135VB2083)

9:15 a.m.
The Mathematics of Eastern Architecture.
Clarissa McMillar*, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(1135VB2327)

9:30 a.m.
Learning the History of Mathematics in the British Isles: A Travel Course.
Mariah Birgen*, Wartburg College
Jeannie Dees, Wartburg College
(1135VB2630)

9:45 a.m.
The Future Impact of Artificial Intelligence on College Mathematics Education.
Alexander G. Atwood*, Suffolk County Community College
(1135VB2908)

10:00 a.m.
Singing sines in Sanskrit slokas.
Deepak Basyal*, University of WisconsinWashington County
(1135VB3041)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:00 a.m.
Math Language: A First Look at Understanding the Complexities in Elementary Mathematics Curriculum.
Rebecca Metcalf*, Bridgewater State University
Sandra Ciocci, Bridgewater State University
(1135VC219)

8:15 a.m.
Mathematical models of combination cancer immunotherapy based on adoptive cell transfer.
Feng Fu*, Dartmouth College
(1135VC1702)

8:30 a.m.
Studying Harmonic Measure through Brownian Motion Simulation and Teleportation.
Kevin Gerstle*, Oberlin College
Miranda Schaum, Oberlin College
(1135VC1723)

8:45 a.m.
Discrete Morse Theory and Poset Homomorphism Complexes.
Benjamin J. Braun, University of Kentucky
Wesley K. Hough*, University of Wisconsin  Whitewater
(1135VC1895)

9:00 a.m.
A Speededness Item Response Model for Associating Ability And Speededness Parameters.
Immanuel James Williams*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(1135VC1901)

9:15 a.m.
A New Lens for Prostate Cancer Modeling: Cholesterol's Role in Predicting a DeDifferentiating Tumor.
Sierra Nicole Murphy*, Arizona State University
(1135VC2354)

9:30 a.m.
Image Analysis Using Mathematical Morphology.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University
(1135VC2693)

9:45 a.m.
Identifying Optimal Sampling Distributions for Individual Patients.
Nigar Karimli*, Western Kentucky University
Ayush Prasad, Johns Hopkins University
Richard Schugart, Western Kentucky University
(1135VC2870)

10:00 a.m.
Relativity and Differential Geometry: an interdisciplinary course in England.
Colleen Duffy*, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
Paul Thomas, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
(1135VC3130)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Grades 612 Mathematics, I
Room 32A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David C. Carothers, James Madison University
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University bgold@monmouth.edu
Yvonne Lai, University of NebraskaLincoln

8:00 a.m.
MODULE(S2) Project: Developing Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching in College Geometry.
Alyson E. Lischka*, Middle Tennessee State University
Candice M. Quinn, Middle Tennessee State University
(1135G1679)

8:20 a.m.
Connecting the Common Core Math Practices to Mathematical Proof in a course for Middle and Secondary Teachers.
Christina EubanksTurner*, Loyola Marymount University
(1135G11826)

8:40 a.m.
Mathematics Education of Teachers  Developing a Language for Engaging Mathematics Problems.
Marshall Gordon*, Columbia, MD
(1135G1854)

9:00 a.m.
Changing Classroom Expectations and Culture through Mathematical Modeling.
Ashlee LeGear*, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Erick Hofacker, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Sherrie Serros, Mount Mary University
(1135G12085)

9:20 a.m.
A Report on Prospective Teachers' Development of Content Knowledge in Mathematical Modeling and the Use of Reflections to Promote the Emergence of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching.
Cynthia Oropesa Anhalt*, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
(1135G1733)

9:40 a.m.
Prioritizing Statistical Knowledge for Teaching: Designing and Testing a Curriculum Module on Categorical Association.
Andrew M. Ross*, Eastern Michigan University
Stephanie Casey, Eastern Michigan University
Randall Groth, Salisbury University
Rrita Zejnullahi, Northwestern University
James Albert, Bowling Green State University
(1135G12065)

10:00 a.m.
Understandings that Prospective Secondary Teachers bring to Geometry from a Transformation Viewpoint.
Yvonne Lai*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135G12467)

10:20 a.m.
Supporting prospective teachers' understandings of triangle congruence.
Priya V Prasad*, University of Texas at San Antonio
Steven Boyce, Portland State University
(1135G11962)

10:40 a.m.
Number Talks: Building Numeracy and Conceptual Understanding Ten Minutes at a Time.
Jennifer Earles Szydlik*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1135G11027)

11:00 a.m.
Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Conceptions of Functions and Equations.
Theresa A. Jorgensen*, University of Texas at Arlington
Kathryn Rhoads, University of Texas at Arlington
James Mendoza Alvarez, University of Texas at Arlington
(1135G11101)

11:20 a.m.
Designing Real Analysis courses for Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
Nicholas Wasserman*, Teachers College, Columbia University
Keith Weber, Rutgers University
Juan Pablo MejiaRamos, Rutgers University
Tim FukawaConnelly, Temple University
(1135G1839)

11:40 a.m.
The Mathematical Education of Teachers as an Application of Undergraduate Mathematics.
James Álvarez, University of Texas, Arlington
Elizabeth G. Arnold, Montana State University
Elizabeth A. Burroughs*, Montana State University
Elizabeth Fulton, Montana State University
(1135G11920)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Themes in a FirstYear Seminar, I
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer Bowen, The College of Wooster
Pamela Pierce, The College of Wooster ppierce@wooster.edu

8:00 a.m.
Mathematics for Earthling Ambassadors to Outer Space.
Neelesh Venkat Tiruviluamala*, University of Southern California Department of Mathematics
(1135Q13155)

8:20 a.m.
A FirstYear Seminar on "Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics".
Aaron M. Montgomery*, Baldwin Wallace University
(1135Q11468)

8:40 a.m.
Chance, Data, and DecisionMaking: What the Teacher Learned.
Lisa Carnell*, High Point University
(1135Q12571)

9:00 a.m.
Order and Disorder: A FirstYear Seminar.
Michael P. Saclolo*, St. Edward's University
(1135Q12620)

9:20 a.m.
The Nature of Mathematics  First Yer Seminar at the University of Richmond.
William T Ross*, University of Richmond
(1135Q1765)

9:40 a.m.
The Mathematics of Art: A FirstYear Seminar's Impact on Students and the Instructors that Teach It.
Cheryl J. McAllister*, Southeast Missouri State University
Laurie W. Overmann, Southeast Missouri State University
(1135Q1641)

10:00 a.m.
The Signal and the Noise: Why Numeracy Really Matters.
Jennifer R. Bowen*, The College of Wooster
(1135Q12291)

10:20 a.m.
Breakthroughs and Controversies in Science and Mathematics: Standardsbased Learning in a FirstYear Seminar.
Sarah J Greenwald*, Appalachian State University
(1135Q1884)

10:40 a.m.
A First Seminar Course on The Mathematics of Equity.
Karen E Clark*, The College of New Jersey
(1135Q11911)

11:00 a.m.
The Mathematics and Ethics of Infinity.
David C. Marshall*, Monmouth University
(1135Q1663)

11:20 a.m.
Decisions, Decisions: A FirstYear Seminar Incorporating Mathematical Themes.
Pamela B. Pierce*, The College of Wooster
(1135Q11950)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics Education
Room 13, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
An Undergraduate Number Theory Course in Disguise.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1135971124)

8:15 a.m.
A conceptual approach to financial mathematics.
Nathan Tintle*, Dordt College
(1135972996)

8:30 a.m.
Assessing an Inquiry Based Curriculum using Bayesian Networks.
Lochana Siriwardena*, University of Indianapolis
Yasanthi Kottegoda, University of New Haven
(1135971805)

8:45 a.m.
Deepen student understanding of mathematics using technology: Justifying a hierarchical classification of convex quadrilaterals using dynamical software.
Orlando B. Alonso*, Associate Professor/Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY)
(1135972619)

9:00 a.m.
Sneaking in LaTeX while teaching by modeling.
Dina Yagodich*, Frederick Community College
(113534648)

9:15 a.m.
Symbol System Flexibility and Transfer in Multiplying Polynomials.
Cameron Sweet*, Washington State University
(1135972606)

9:30 a.m.
Evidence for Concept Modification  The limit Concept of Postsecondary Students.
Girija Sarada NairHart*, University of Cincinnati Clermont College
(1135972757)

9:45 a.m.
How do students experience the transition to proof?
Younggon Bae, Michigan State University
V. Rani Satyam*, Michigan State University
Mariana Levin, Western Michigan University
Kevin Voogt, Michigan State University
John P Smith III, Michigan State University
(1135972466)

10:00 a.m.
Proof of the Formula for Arc Length in a New Way.
Jun Tao*, Poway, California
(1135261486)

10:15 a.m.
One of the easiest proof of the Pythagoras theorem.
Gabriel Merced Casiano*, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey campus
(113551835)

10:30 a.m.
SAS and SSA Conditions for Congruent Triangles.
Alexander Fedorovich Mironychev*, Challenge Early College High School, Houston ISD
(113597292)

10:45 a.m.
Play again! Developing spatial reasoning and visualization through games and puzzles (with emphasis on the mathematical mindset).
Polina D. Sabinin*, Bridgewater State University
(113597377)

11:00 a.m.
Collaborative Teaching: Math History and Ethnomathematics.
Margo Alexander*, Georgia State University
(113597671)

11:15 a.m.
Increasing scope and quality of a math circle program for minority students.
Alessandra Pantano*, University of California, Irvine
(1135002978)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Noncommutative Algebra and Hopf Algebras
Room 19, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Waring's Problem in Finite Rings.
Yesim Demiroglu Karabulut*, University of Rochester
(1135051032)

8:15 a.m.
Classification of Weakly Azumaya Algebras Using Weak Galois Cohomology.
Holly E Attenborough*, University of WisconsinPlatteville
(1135161219)

8:30 a.m.
Maximal Subalgebras of FiniteDimensional Algebras.
Alexander H Sistko*, University of Iowa
Miodrag C Iovanov, University of Iowa
(1135162904)

8:45 a.m.
On Module over infinitedimensional Algebras.
Rebin A Muhammad*, Ohio Univeristy
Sergio LópezPermouth, Ohio univeristy
(1135002331)

9:00 a.m.
Algebras Having Bases Consisting Solely of Strongly Regular Elements.
Daniel P. Bossaller*, Ohio University
Sergio R. LopezPermouth, Ohio University
(1135161274)

9:15 a.m.
A simple hermitian analogue of the Morita theorems.
Bhanumati Dasgupta*, University of Iowa
Soura Dasgupta, University of Iowa
(113518646)

9:30 a.m.
Counting Elementary Gradings of Matrix Rings.
Kenneth L Price*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1135161206)

9:45 a.m.
Quantum cluster algebra and quantum foldings.
Bach Nguyen*, Louisiana State University
(1135163189)

10:00 a.m.
Commuting Squares of Bismash Product Hopf Algebras.
Chase T Worley*, Maryville College (TN)
(1135462634)

10:15 a.m.
Combinatorial Models of Quantum Matrices.
Diljit Singh*, University of California Santa Barbara
(1135052950)

10:30 a.m.
Comodule algebras and 2cocycles over the Drinfeld double.
Robert Laugwitz*, Rutgers University
(1135161375)

10:45 a.m.
Modular categories are not determined by their modular data.
Peter Schauenburg*, Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne  UMR 5584 CNRS
Michaël Mignard, Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne  UMR 5584 CNRS
(1135182401)

11:00 a.m.
On classification of (weakly integral) modular categories by dimension.
Kathleen Lee*, Whittier College
(1135182972)

11:15 a.m.
Ultraproducts of Tannakian Categories.
Michael Norman Crumley*, The University of Findlay
(1135181199)

11:30 a.m.
HomTensor Categories and the HomYangBaxter Equation.
Florin Panaite, Institute of Mathematics of The Romanian Academy
Paul T. Schrader*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University
Mihai Staic, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University
(11351767)

11:45 a.m.
Modeling the composition of networks with operads.
John C. Baez, University of California, Riverside
John D. Foley*, Metron, Inc.
Joseph Moeller, University of California, Riverside
Blake S. Pollard, University of California, Riverside
(1135182414)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Research in Geometry, Groups, and Representations by Undergraduate and PostBaccalaureate Students
Room 29D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Computations over Local Rings in Macaulay2.
Mahrud Sayrafi*, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Stillman, Cornell University
(1135142092)

8:15 a.m.
Uniform bounds for the number of rational points on symmetric squares of curves with low MordellWeil rank.
Sameera Vemulapalli*, University of California, Berkeley
(113514410)

8:30 a.m.
Degrees of freedom in constructing algebraic and tropical curves in the plane.
Andrew Scharf*, Williams College
Ralph Morrison, Williams College
Sifan Jiang, Smith College
Desmond Coles, The Ohio State University
Neelav Dutta, The University of Kentucky
(1135142615)

8:45 a.m.
Most Planar Graphs do not Admit Faithful Tropicalizations in the Plane.
Desmond Coles*, The Ohio State University
Neelav Dutta, University of Kentucky
Sifan Jiang, Smith College
Ralph Morrison, Williams College
Andrew Scharf, Williams College
(1135141725)

9:00 a.m.
Relations Between Theta Functions in Genus One and Two from Geometry.
Thomas B Hill*, Utah State University
Shantel Spatig, Utah State University
Andreas Malmendier, Utah State University
(1135142964)

9:15 a.m.
Mapping the moduli space of complex graded associative algebras through computer algebra systems.
Chris A Magyar*, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
(1135163175)

9:30 a.m.
The Moduli Space of Complex $\mathbb Z_2$graded $3\vert 2$dimensional associative algebras.
Tyler Jules Gonzales*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Jory Lee Wagner, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
(1135162956)

9:45 a.m.
The Moduli Space of 5dimensional Non Nilpotent Complex Associative Algebras.
Grant James Keane*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Haotian Wu, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Alice Ching, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1135162951)

10:00 a.m.
Taming the Loch Ness Monster: Symmetries of Infinite Surfaces.
Santana F. Afton*, College of William and Mary
Samuel Freedman, University of Michigan
Justin Lanier, Georgia Institute of Technology
Liping Yin, Georgia State University
(1135553063)

10:15 a.m.
An Explorational of Tangential Curvature.
Jasmine Camero*, California State University, Fullerton
Oscar Rocha Rocha, California State University, Fullerton
Nicholas Brubaker, California State University, Fullerton
Bogdan Suceava, California State University, Fullerton
(1135532609)

10:30 a.m.
Geometries in the Absence of the SideAngleSide Axiom.
Elizabeth Theta Brown, James Madison University
Emily Castner*, Mount Holyoke College
Stephen Davis, University of Virginia
Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
Edouard Seryozhenkov, Willamette University
Alfredo Vargas, University of Rochester
(1135512586)

10:45 a.m.
FiniteDimensional Quantum Metric Spaces.
Konrad Aguilar, Arizona State University
Samantha Brooker*, University of Denver
(1135462278)

11:00 a.m.
The Fraïssé Limit of Finite Dimensional Matrix Algebras with the Rank Metric.
Aaron W Anderson*, California Institute of Technology
Martino Lupini, California Institute of Technology
(113503642)

11:15 a.m.
A Partial Characterization of the Symmetric Spaces of the Unitary Group of Degree Two and Three.
Johnathan R Marquardt*, University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois.
(1135221485)

11:30 a.m.
Algebraic Voting Theory.
Brian Camara*, Bridgewater State University
John Pike, Bridgewater State University
(1135152876)

11:45 a.m.
An extension of cleaning for the Dessin d'Enfant.
Gabrielle Melamed*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Austin Wei, Pomona College
Jonathan Pham, University of California, Irvine
(1135202704)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME), I
Room 4, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stacy Brown, California State Polytechnic University
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech mwawro@vt.edu
Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College

8:00 a.m.
Support mathematical proofs through peer annotations.
Daniel L Reinholz*, San Diego State University
(1135J5312)

8:20 a.m.
The Impact of Mandatory Participation in Math Excel Labs Associated with Calculus Courses.
Chris Watkins*, Chapman University
Mary Beisiegel, Oregon State University
(1135J51529)

8:40 a.m.
Developmental and Affective Takes on Undergraduates Learning How to Prove.
V. Rani Satyam*, Michigan State University
(1135J53067)

9:00 a.m.
Improving undergraduate students' proof capabilities.
Draga Vidakovic*, Georgia State University
Darryl Chamberlain, University of Florida
Aubrey Kemp, Georgia State University
Valerie Miller, Georgia State University
(1135J52664)

9:20 a.m.
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Examples in PreCalculus: A Collective Case Study.
Erica R Miller*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135J5347)

9:40 a.m.
Relationships Between What a Teacher Knows, What a Teacher Does in Classroom, and What His or Her Students Learn.
Hyunkyoung Yoon*, Arizona State University
(1135J5514)

10:00 a.m.
The Relationship Between Preservice Elementary Teachers' Calibration, Mathematics Anxiety and Achievement.
Brian Arthur Christopher*, University of Northern Colorado
Gulden Karakok, University of Northern Colorado
(1135J51779)

10:20 a.m.
The Learning Experience Framework: Conceptualizing Student Engagement In and Out of the Classroom.
Andrew J Krause*, Michigan State University
(1135J53053)

10:40 a.m.
A Refinement of a Genetic Decomposition for Differentiating a Function to a Function Power.
Rachel L. Rupnow*, Virginia Tech
(1135J52512)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Using Mathematics to Study Problems from the Social Sciences, I
Room 32B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jason Douma, University of Sioux Falls jason.douma@usiouxfalls.edu

9:00 a.m.
How To Assign Win Probabilities In An Election Based On Polling Results.
Marcus Pendergrass*, HampdenSydney College
(1135J12854)

9:20 a.m.
Using the Status Quo to Define Fair District Plans.
McKenzie Lamb*, Ripon College
(1135J12564)

9:40 a.m.
Explaining the Impact of Cosponsorship in Legislative Processes: An Application of Optimal Transport Theory.
Carol Ann Downes*, Hendrix College
Philip D Waggoner, University of Houston
(1135J1369)

10:00 a.m.
Investigating Wealth Distributions of Econophysics Models.
Steven A Reed, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University
James PR Larrison*, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University
(1135J11515)

10:20 a.m.
Modeling and Experiencing the Tragedy of the Commons.
Steven D. Leonhardi*, Winona State University
(1135J12509)

10:40 a.m.
Measuring Health Outcomes of Uncovered Employment: A study of income, social mobility, equality, and health indicators in an underlooked segment of the labor force.
Zakariya Mohamed Kmir*, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(1135J12345)

11:00 a.m.
Youth at Risk: Data Mining A Longitudinal Cohort to Predict Patterns of Family Instability and Crime.
Linn E. Carothers*, California Baptist University
(1135J12054)

11:20 a.m.
Body Image in Popular Culture: A Comparison of Body Mass Index (BMI) among Celebrities, Students, and Superheroes.
M. Leigh Lunsford*, Longwood University
JoEllen G. Pederson, Longwood University
Marcus H. Pendergrass, HampdenSydney College
(1135J11709)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Advances in Imaging Science
Room 11A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Misha Kilmer, Tufts University misha.kilmer@tufts.edu
Eric de Sturler, Virginia Tech sturler@vt.edu
Eric Miller, Tufts University elmiller@ece.tufts.edu
Avind Saibaba, North Carolina State University asaibab@ncsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Optimal control of systems governed by PDEs with random parameter fields using quadratic approximations.
Noemi Petra*, University of California Merced
Alen Alexanderian, North Carolina State University
Omar Ghattas, University of Texas Austin
Georg Stadler, Courant Institute, New York University
(1135651977)

8:30 a.m.
Graphbased learning as a Bayesian inverse problem.
Matthew Dunlop*, CalTech
Dejan Slepčev, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Stuart, CalTech
Matthew Thorpe, Carnegie Mellon University
(1135652261)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics of Compton camera imaging.
Fatma Terzioglu*, Texas A & M University
Peter Kuchment, Texas A & M University
Leonid Kunyansky, University of Arizona
(1135442099)

9:30 a.m.
Efficient Bayesian Inversion in HighDimensional Inverse Problems.
Eric de Sturler*, Virginia Tech
Misha E. Kilmer, Tufts University
Eric L. Miller, Tufts University
Arvind K. Saibaba, North Carolina State University
(1135652994)

10:00 a.m.
Uncertainty in Joint inversion.
Jodi Mead*, Boise State University
Diego Domenzain, Boise State University
John Bradford, Colorado School of Mines
(1135651970)

10:30 a.m.
RandMCMC: Randomization based MCMC samplers for Bayesian Inverse Problems.
Arvind Saibaba*, North Carolina State University
Misha Kilmer, Tufts University
Eric de Sturler, Virginia Tech
Eric Miller, Tufts University
(1135651741)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council Meeting
Miramar Room, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Exhibit Hall A, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:20 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Flipped Classes: Implementation and Evaluation, II
Room 31C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Joel Kilty, Centre College joel.kilty@centre.edu
Alex M. McAllister, Centre College
John H. Wilson, Centre College

8:20 a.m.
Designing PreClass Activities for a Flipped Calculus Course Based on Learning Theory Principles.
Theresa Laurent*, St Louis College of Pharmacy
Jamie Pace, St Louis College of Pharmacy
(1135H11472)

8:40 a.m.
Flipping the Precalculus Classroom: A QuasiExperimental Study.
Benjamin V.C. Collins*, University of WisconsinPlatteville
(1135H1329)

9:00 a.m.
Flipping an Integral Calculus Course with Multiple Instructors.
James S Rolf*, Yale University
Brett Smith, Yale University
Sarah Vigliotta, Yale University
(1135H12988)

9:20 a.m.
Flipping Calculus II.
Sarah Dumnich*, Frostburg State University
(1135H12413)

9:40 a.m.
A first experience in a flipped Calculus II course.
Mike Janssen*, Dordt College
(1135H1448)

10:00 a.m.
Flipping Calculus II  Creating Materials that Others Can Use.
Rebecca Swanson*, Colorado School of Mines
Deb Carney, Colorado School of Mines
(1135H11347)

10:20 a.m.
Linear Algebra: A Flipping Success.
Rachelle Bouchat*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1135H13038)

10:40 a.m.
Flipping a Proof Class using Faculty and Student Videos.
James T Sandefur*, Department of Mathematics, Georgetown University
(1135H11379)

11:00 a.m.
Two Flipped Introductory Real Analysis Courses.
Casey Mann*, University of Washington Bothell
(1135H11381)

11:20 a.m.
Productive Failure in the Flipped Mathematics Classroom.
John A. Kerrigan*, Rutgers University
(1135H1172)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Novel Methods of Enhancing Success in Mathematics Classes, I
Room 33B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ellina Grigorieva, Texas Womans University egrigorieva@twu.edu
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Research by Postdocs of the Alliance for Diversity in Mathematics, II
Room 33C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Aloysius Helminck, University of Hawaii  Manoa
Michael Young, Iowa State University myoung@iastate.edu

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Information, computation, optimization: connecting the dots in the traveling salesman problem.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
William Cook*, University of Waterloo
(1135A0157)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part A
Directing Undergraduate Research
Room 28A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Multiscale Modeling with PDEs in Computational Science and Engineering:Algorithms, Simulations, Analysis, and Applications, I
Room 17A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Salim M. Haidar, Grand Valley State University haidars@gvsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Algorithm Refinement  A 20 year Retrospective.
Alejandro L. Garcia*, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, San Jose State Univ.
(113565124)

10:00 a.m.
Applications of PDEs to Process Modeling of Metal Additive Manufacturing at mm and submicron Length Scales.
Alex Plotkowski*, ORNL
M. M. Kirka, ORNL
R. R. Dehoff, ORNL
Y. Lee, ORNL
N. Raghavan, University of Tennessee
M. Haines, University of Tennessee
A. Prabhu, University of Tennessee
H. Rezayat, University of Tennessee
S. S. Babu, ORNL/University of Tennessee
(1135352079)

11:00 a.m.
Renormalized Reduced Order Models with Memory for Long Time Prediction.
Jacob R Price*, University of Washington
Panos Stinis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(113565288)

11:30 a.m.
A High Resolution Numerical Algorithm for Fluid Flows.
Samet Y Kadioglu*, Yildiz Technical University
(1135651852)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part A
Starter Kit for Teaching ModelingFirst Differential Equations Course
Room 28B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Brian Winkel, SIMIODE, Cornwall, NY
Rosemary Farley, Manhattan College
Therese Shelton, Southwestern University
Patrice Tiffany, Manhattan College
Holly Zullo, Westminster College

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part A
Teaching Statistics using R and R Studio
Room 28C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Math Circle Topics with Visual or Kinesthetic Components, I
Room 31B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Amanda Katharine Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center amanda@riverbendmath.org
Martin Strauss, University of Michigan

9:00 a.m.
Simon Says, Four Gallons.
Sharon Lanaghan*, California State University, Dominguez Hills
(1135Q52236)

9:20 a.m.
Creating and Justifying Platonic Solids.
Judith Coviington*, LSU Shreveport
(1135Q51571)

9:40 a.m.
Snapology Origami: Folding and Snapping Your Way to Geometry, Topology, Art, and More.
David Honda, Marshall Middle School, San Diego, CA
Yana Mohanty, Imathgination LLC
David Patrick*, Art of Problem Solving
(1135Q51211)

10:00 a.m.
Realizing Seifert Surfaces and More!
Whitney George*, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
(1135Q5766)

10:20 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling in 35th Grade Math Circle.
Jenna Tague*, California State University, Fresno
(1135Q52844)

10:40 a.m.
Knotted mathematics for elementaryaged students.
Mark C Hughes*, Brigham Young University
(1135Q52115)

11:00 a.m.
Nimlike games with 2D boards.
Maria S. Nogin*, California State University, Fresno
Adnan H. Sabuwala, California State University, Fresno
Jenna Tague, California State University, Fresno
(1135Q52112)

11:20 a.m.
Ready, Set, Eureka!
Joie F. Escuadro*, Juniata College
(1135Q51774)

11:40 a.m.
Let's get cracking: Russian egg roulette.
Frederick A Peck*, University of Montana
Matt B Roscoe, University of Montana
(1135Q5268)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Research in Mathematical Biology, Modeling, and Neural Networks by Undergraduate and PostBaccalaureate Students
Room 12, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

9:00 a.m.
Vegetation Patterns in SemiArid Regions.
Arjun Kakkar*, Williams College
(1135922125)

9:15 a.m.
Probabilistic Models, Machine Learning, and the Future of Breast Cancer Risk Assessment.
Alyssa Hope Columbus*, University of California, Irvine
(1135622350)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling directed evolution with couponcollecting and mixing problems.
Devin Mattoon*, Missouri Western State University
Altan Tutar, Davidson College
Hannah S Sinks, Davidson College
Autumn Estrada, Missouri Western State University
David Sullivan, Missouri Western State University
Daniel Zweerink, Missouri Western State University
A. Malcolm Campbell, Davidson College
Todd T Eckdahl, Davidson College
Jeffrey L Poet, Missouri Western State University
Laurie J Heyer, Davidson College
(1135922982)

9:45 a.m.
Modeling Chronic Vascular Responses Following a Major Arterial Occlusion.
Jordan J. Pellett*, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Emma Brewer, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1135922330)

10:00 a.m.
A Model of Iron Metabolism in the Human Body.
Mary Gockenbach*, University of Texas at Arlington
Tim Barry, University of Maryland, College Park
(1135921606)

10:15 a.m.
Transportation Networks Optimized for Various Income Groups and their Impact on the Spread of Airborne Disease.
Rachel Matheson*, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Jaysha Camacho, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Juliana Noguera, Los Andes University, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Brandon Summers, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Nanda Mallapragada, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Baojun Song, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
(1135911798)

10:30 a.m.
Computational Simulation of a Partial Differential Equation Based Model of Electrostatic Forces on Neuronal Electrodynamics.
Kaia Lindberg*, Roger Williams University
Edward Dougherty, Roger Williams University
(1135922199)

10:45 a.m.
A simplified mathematical model to explore the output of a rhythmic neural network.
Madel R. Liquido*, Saint Peter's University
Nickolas Kintos, Saint Peter's University
(1135921193)

11:00 a.m.
Survey on Triplet Mining for Facial Recognition Convolutional Neural Networks.
Islam Faisal*, The American University in Cairo
Andrew Nguyen, UC San Diego
Surabhi Desai, University of St Andrews
Prem Talwai, Cornell University
Shantanu Joshi, University of California Los Angeles
(1135003201)

11:15 a.m.
Exploration of Numerical Precision in Deep Neural Networks.
Yunkai Zhang*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Yu Ma, University of California, Berkeley
Zhaoqi Li, Macalester College
Catalina Marie Vajiac, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame
(1135681051)

11:30 a.m.
Simplicial Homology and Neural Networks: An analysis of biological neural networks using persistent homology.
Mark C Agrios*, College of William and Mary
(1135922517)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel
Communicating Mathematics to a Wider Audience
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Joel Cohen, University of Maryland
Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College zorn@stolaf.edu

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel
MAA Session for Chairs: Bridging the Gap
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Catherine Murphy, Purdue University Northwest cmmurphy@pnw.edu
Linda Braddy, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus
Daniel Maki, Indiana University Bloomington
Panelists:
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Lewis Ludwig, Denison University
Alycia Marshall, Anne Arundel Community College
Karen Saxe, Macalester College

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Get to Know the National Science Foundation
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation rbuckmir@nsf.gov
Karen Keene, National Science Foundation
Sandra Richardson, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation

Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session
Mathematical Outreach Programs
Exhibit Hall B2, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Betsy Yanik, Emporia State University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AWMAMS Noether Lecture
Nonsmooth boundary value problems.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Jill Pipher*, Brown University
(113500152)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:15 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach, II
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

10:15 a.m.
Gifted for all.
Victoria Kofman*, Stella Academy
(1135VG953)

10:30 a.m.
The Impact of Math Teachers' Circles on Persistence, Confidence, and Implementation of Inquirybased Learning for K12 Teachers.
Rita M Patel*, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Amanda Harsy, Lewis University
Dave Klanderman, Trinity Christian College
(1135VG1045)

10:45 a.m.
Collaborative Effort and Outcome in Providing InPerson and Online Professional Development to HighNeed K12 Schools in Washington State.
Mei Zhu*, Mathematics Department, Pacific Lutheran Universty, Tacoma, WA 98447
Belinda Louie, University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Jose Rios, University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Riki Thompson, University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
(1135VG1134)

11:00 a.m.
Popularizing Mathematics with YouTube.
Marc Chamberland*, Grinnell College
(1135VG1153)

11:15 a.m.
MAGIC (Mathematics Advances Great Intellectual Confidence).
Jie Liu*, Dixie State University
Clare Banks, Dixie State University
Vinodh Chellamuthu, Dixie State University
(1135VG2369)

11:30 a.m.
Frameworks for different types of mathematics outreach programs: A proposed model.
Gangadhar Acharya*, Texas Tech University
(1135VG2370)

11:45 a.m.
Summer Illinois Math Camp.
Claire Merriman*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Emily Heath, University of Ilinois at UrbanaChampaign
Simone SisnerosThiry, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135VG2797)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:15 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Developmental Mathematics
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

10:15 a.m.
Math Tutoring Center's Online Presence Within Virtual Classrooms  Changing Attitudes & Cultures.
James A YoungNastally*, University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH)
(1135VH426)

10:30 a.m.
Classroom Instructional Experiences of Latinx Students in a Community College Intermediate Algebra Course.
Anne Cawley*, University of Michigan
(1135VH517)

10:45 a.m.
Support Needs in Teaching Developmental Mathematics Courses.
Qingxia Li*, Fisk University
(1135VH962)

11:00 a.m.
Supplementary Instruction  A success story for remedial mathematics in three CUNY community colleges.
Johannes C. Familton*, Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1135VH1250)

11:15 a.m.
Impact of functional programming on visualspatial ability and functional reasoning of gifted elementary school students.
Michael E Matthews*, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Michelle Friend, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Betty Love, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Victor Winter, University of Nebraska at Omaha
(1135VH1394)

11:30 a.m.
A Exploration of College Algebra Students' Understanding of Higher Order Polynomial Functions.
Victor V. Cifarelli*, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Volkan Sevim, Department of Mathematics and Computational Science
(1135VH2676)

11:45 a.m.
Switching to a Corequisite Remediation Model for GenEd Mathematics and Statistics Courses.
Benjamin Atchison*, Framingham State University
(1135VH3018)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIGMAA Officers Meeting
Marina Ballroom D, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Organizers:
Andrew Miller, Belmont University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AWM Committee on Education Panel
Supporting, Evaluating and Rewarding Work in Mathematics Education in Mathematical Sciences Departments
Room 11B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jacqueline Dewar, AWM Education Committee
Paosheng Hsu, AWM Education Committee
Harriet Pollatsek, AWM Education Committee
Moderators:
Minerva Cordero, University of Texas at Arlington
Panelists:
Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University
Rebecca Garcia, Sam Houston State University
Daniel Maki, Indiana University, Bloomington
Thomas Roby, University of Connecticut

Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Hungarian Approach to Teaching Proofwriting Pósa's DiscoveryBased Pedagogy
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Péter Juhász, MTA Rényi Institute and Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education juhasz.peter@renyi.mta.hu
Réka Szász, Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education
Ryota Matsuura, St. Olaf College and Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education

Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
Town Hall Meeting
Revising MAA Guidelines on the Work of Faculty and Departments: Supporting Student Success
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Flowers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania flowers@iup.edu
Moderators:
Edward Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University
Panelists:
Mary Beisiegel, Oregon State University
Suzeanne Doree, Augsburg College
Tyler Jarvis, Brigham Young University
Benedict Nmah, Morehouse College

Thursday January 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Project NExT Lecture on Teaching and Learning
Room 6C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Informational Session
Report on the findings of the 2015 CBMS survey of undergraduate mathematical and statistical sciences in the U.S.
Room 8, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
Organizers:
Jim Maxwell, American Mathematical Society

Thursday January 11, 2018, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIAM Invited Address
Tensor Decomposition: A Mathematical Tool for Data Analysis.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Tamara G. Kolda*, Sandia National Laboratories
(1135651281)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Proving algebraic identities.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Avi Wigderson*, Institute for Advanced Study
(1135683231)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Operator Theory, Operator Algebras, and Operator Semigroups, II
Room 33A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Asuman G. Aksoy, Claremont McKenna College
Zair Ibragimov, California State University, Fullerton
Marat Markin, California State University, Fresno mmarkin@csufresno.edu
Ilya Spitkovsky, New York University, Abu Dhabi

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic, Analytic, and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, Painlevé Equations, and Random Matrices, II
Room 33B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Vladimir Dragovic, University of Texas at Dallas
Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado adzham@unco.edu
Sevak Mkrtchyan, University of Rochester

1:00 p.m.
Topological recursion of EynardOrantin, ribbon graphs, and Feynman diagrams.
K. Kappagantula, Concordia University
M. Cutimanco, University of Sherbrooke
P. Labelle, Champlain college
V. Shramchenko*, University of Sherbrooke
(113505441)

1:30 p.m.
Algebrogeometric approach to the Schlesinger systems: from Poncelet to Painleve VI.
Vladimir Dragovic*, The University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Vasilisa Shramchenko, University of Sherbrooke
(1135342069)

2:00 p.m.
Reduction from ABS equations to the Painlevé equations.
Nobutaka Nakazono*, Department of Physics and Mathematics, Aoyama Gakuin University
(113530577)

2:30 p.m.
Gap probabilities in qRacah tiling model and discrete Painlevé equations.
Alisa Knizel*, Columbia University
Anton Dzhamay, University of Northern Colorado
(1135602055)

3:00 p.m.
The space of initial conditions for some 4D Painlevé systems.
Tomoyuki Takenawa*, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
(1135581836)

3:30 p.m.
LogAesthetic Curves in Industrial Design as a Similarity Geometric Analog of Euler's Elastic Curves.
J. Inoguchi, Institute of Mathematics, University of Tsukuba, Japan
K. Kajiwara*, Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University, Japan
K. T. Miura, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan
M. Sato, Serio Corporation, Japan
W. K. Schief, School of Mathematics, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Y. Shimizu, UEL Corporation, Japan
(1135531503)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, III
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tarek M. Elgindi, University of California, San Diego tme2@princeton.edu
Edriss S. Titi, Texas A&M University and Weizmann Institute of Science

1:00 p.m.
Existence of weak solutions to a class of fluidstructure interaction problems involving composite structures.
Suncica Canic*, University of Houston
Boris Muha, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Martina Bukac, University of Notre Dame
(113535601)

1:30 p.m.
Mergingsplitting models of group dynamics by Bernstein function theory.
Robert L Pego*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1135351393)

2:00 p.m.
Domain Variations and Moving Boundary Problems.
Patrick Guidotti*, University of California, Irvine
(1135351938)

2:30 p.m.
A normal form flow for two dimensional water waves.
Mihaela Ifrim*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
John Hunter, UC Davis
(113535352)

3:00 p.m.
Global WellPosedness and Scattering for the cubic Dirac equation.
Ioan Bejenaru*, University of California San Diego
Sebastian Herr, Bielefeld University
(1135351039)

3:30 p.m.
Special solution for the generalized Schrödinger equation.
F. Linares, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
G. Do Nascimento, Univeridade Federal do PiauiUFPI, Teresina, Brazil
G. Ponce*, University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara
(1135351009)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part A
Authoring Integrated Online Textbooks with MathBook XML
Room 28C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
KarlDieter Crisman, Gordon College
Mitchel T. Keller, Washington and Lee University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Beyond Planarity: Crossing Numbers of Graphs (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), II
Room 29B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Axel Brandt, Davidson College
Garner Cochran, University of South Carolina gcochran@math.sc.edu
Sarah Loeb, College of William and Mary

1:00 p.m.
Rectilinear Crossing Number.
Aida Abiad, Maastricht University
Elie Alhajjar, George Mason University
Pavel Avdeyev*, Department of Mathematics, George Washington University
Martin Balko, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Garner Cochran, University of South Carolina
Kenan Ince, Westminster College
Gelasio Salazar, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico
(1135921489)

1:30 p.m.
Approximating the rectilinear crossing number.
Jacob Fox, Stanford University
Janos Pach, EPFL
Andrew Suk*, University of California San Diego
(113505988)

2:00 p.m.
On The Maximum Rectilinear Crossing Number of Subdivided Stars.
Joshua Fallon*, Louisiana State University
Kirsten Hogenson, Colorado College
Lauren Keough, Grand Valley State University
Mario Lomeli, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
Marcus Schaefer, DePaul University
Pablo Soberon Bravo, Northeastern University
(1135051105)

2:30 p.m.
On the rectilinear crossing numbers of complete 4partite graphs.
Carlos A Alfaro, Banco de Mexico
Walter Carballosa*, Florida International University
Silvia FernandezMerchant, California State University, Northridge
Alain Olavarrieta, University of Texas, Austin
Yakov Sapozhnikov, California State University, Northridge
(1135052308)

3:00 p.m.
On crossing numbers of complete multipartite graphs.
Leslie Hogben*, Iowa State University and American Institute of Mathematics
(1135052100)

3:30 p.m.
Bounding The TripartiteCircle Crossing Number of Complete Tripartite Graphs.
Elizabeth Bailey Matson*, Auburn University
Charles Camacho, Oregon State University
Silvia Fern{á}ndezMerchant, California State UniversityNorthbridge
Marija Jelic, University of Belgrade
Rachel Kirsch, University of Nebraska
Linda Kleist, Technische Universit at Berlin
Jennifer White, Saint Vincent College
(1135051228)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra in All Characteristics, II
Room 31A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Neil Epstein, George Mason University nepstei2@gmu.edu
Karl Schwede, University of Utah
Janet Vassilev, University of New Mexico

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Neural Networking and Applications, I
Room 30E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Murat Adivar, Fayetteville State University
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu
Youssef Raffoul, University of Dayton

1:00 p.m.
Rulkov & Izhikevich Neural Networking Models; Master neurons and slave neurons with applications in modeling Alzheimer's Disease. Delays in the signal and eventually periodic solutions.
Michael Alexander Radin*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(113539536)

1:30 p.m.
Shortest Path Computations in Stochastic Neural Systems.
Gary R Engler*, Stevens Institute of Technology
Michael Zabarankin, Stevens Institute of Technology
(1135901080)

2:00 p.m.
Arctangent function based Banach space valued neural network approximation.
George A Anastassiou*, Memphis
(11354119)

2:30 p.m.
Generalizations of Zeckendorf's Theorem to TwoDimensional Sequences.
Joshua Siktar*, Carnegie Mellon University
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1135392352)

3:00 p.m.
Distributions in Generalized Zeckendorf Decompositions.
Steven J Miller*, Williams College
Yujin Kim, Columbia University
Shannon Sweitzer, University California Riverside
Eric Winsor, University of Michigan
Jianing Yang, Colby College
(1135392360)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamical Systems: Smooth, Symbolic, and Measurable (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), II
Room 29C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Kathryn Lindsey, Boston College kathryn.a.lindsey@gmail.com
Scott Schmieding, Northwestern University
Kurt Vinhage, University of Chicago

1:00 p.m.
Unique equilibrium states and equilibrium states with positive entropy.
Leonard John Carapezza*, University of Utah Mathematics Department
(1135371572)

1:30 p.m.
Entropy rigidity and flexibility for suspension flows of Anosov diffeomorphisms.
Cameron Bishop, Wesleyan University
David Hughes*, The Pennsylvania State University
Kurt Vinhage, The University of Chicago
Yun Yang, The City University of New York
(1135371127)

2:00 p.m.
Entropy production in random billiards and the second law of thermodynamics.
Renato Feres*, Washington University
Timothy Chumley, Mount Holyoke College
(1135371537)

2:30 p.m.
Angels' staircases and trajectories on homothety surfaces.
Joshua P. Bowman*, Pepperdine University
Slade Sanderson, Pepperdine University
(113537358)

3:00 p.m.
Dynamics of generalized betatransformations.
Harrison Bray, University of Michigan
Diana Davis, Williams College
Kathryn Lindsey, Boston College
Chenxi Wu*, Rutgers University
(1135372738)

3:30 p.m.
Rotation Number, Ziggurat Fringes, and Fractal Boundary.
Subhadip Chowdhury*, The University of Chicago
(1135372903)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Room 10, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Jemma Lorenat, Pitzer College
Clemency Montelle, University of Canterbury
Daniel Otero, Xavier University otero@xavier.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College

1:00 p.m.
Ada's Poetic Science: Correspondences of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage.
Gizem Karaali*, Pomona College
(1135011013)

1:30 p.m.
What does Ada Lovelace's correspondence with Augustus De Morgan tell us about her ability?
Ursula H Martin*, University of Oxford
Christopher D Hollings, University of Oxford
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College, Ashland, Virginia
(113501438)

2:00 p.m.
Riemann's Twofold Path to Curvature.
Paul R Wolfson*, West Chester University
(1135011372)

2:30 p.m.
Dehn and Hilbert's Third Problem.
John McCleary*, Vassar College
(1135011613)

3:00 p.m.
Abstraction and axioms: some parallels between 19thcentury British and 20thcentury American mathematics.
Christopher D Hollings*, University of Oxford
(113501465)

3:30 p.m.
The role of socialist competition in the Soviet mathematics curriculum reform of the 1960's and 1970's.
Mariya Boyko*, University of Toronto, IHPST
(1135971906)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Type Theory (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), II
Room 29A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Simon Cho, University of Michigan seamooncho@gmail.com
Liron Cohen, Cornell University
Edward Morehouse, Wesleyan University

1:00 p.m.
Differential Cohesive Type Theory.
Jacob A Gross, University of Oxford
Daniel R Licata, Wesleyan University
Max S New, Northeastern University
Jennifer Paykin, University of Pennsylvania
Mitchell Riley, Wesleyan University
Michael Shulman, University of San Diego
Felix Wellen*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1135531166)

1:30 p.m.
Applications of Cohesive Homotopy Type Theory.
Daniel Cicala, University of California, Riverside
Liron Cohen, Cornell University
Nachiket Karnick, Indiana University
Chandrika Sadanand, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Michael Shulman, University of San Diego
Amelia Tebbe*, Indiana University Kokomo
Dmitry Vagner, Duke University
(1135552514)

2:00 p.m.
The Joy of QIITs.
Thorsten Altenkirch*, University of Nottingham
(1135031926)

2:30 p.m.
Experiments in cubical type theory.
Guillaume Brunerie*, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
(1135681505)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part A
Incorporating Mathematical and Statistical Forensics Activities into the Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom
Room 28B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Eugene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College
James Russell, Muhlenberg College
Gail Marsella, Muhlenberg College

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions of Inverse Problems, Signal Processing, and Imaging, I
Room 16A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida M.Nashed@ucf.edu
Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslautern
Otmar Scherzer, University of Vienna

1:00 p.m.
Alternating structureadapted proximal gradient for nonconvex regularised problems with multiconvex coupling terms. Applications in imaging inverse problems.
Mila Nikolova*, CMLA, CNRS, ENS Cachan, Université ParisSaclay
Paumine Tan, CMLA, CNRS, ENS Cachan, Université ParisSaclay
(1135491414)

1:30 p.m.
Transfer operators and their applications.
Palle Jorgensen*, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(1135411330)

2:00 p.m.
Restoration of images corrupted by atmospheric turbulence.
Jerome Gilles, San Diego State University
Melissa Tong, UC Irvine
Luminita Vese*, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
(1135652378)

2:30 p.m.
Metric Generalized Inverses in Banach Spaces and Their Applications in Bifurcation Theory.
Yuwen Wang*, Y Y Tseng Functinal Analysis Research Center, Harbin Normal University, Harbin, 150025, China
(1135472507)

3:00 p.m.
Phaseless sampling and reconstruction of signals with finite rate of innovation.
Qiyu Sun*, University of Central Florida
(1135943079)

3:30 p.m.
Inverse Gravimetry in Reproducing Kernel Spaces.
Willi Freeden*, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida, Orlando
(1135651794)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, II
Room 6E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Ion, University of Michigan pion@umich.edu
Olaf Teschke, zbMath Berlin
Stephen Watt, University of Waterloo

1:00 p.m.
Let's make a DEAL: Open Access, Business Models, and Transformation Dynamics.
Günter M. Ziegler*, Freie Universität Berlin
(113594833)

2:00 p.m.
Trends and Topics in Mathematics Publishing.
Jan J. Blom*, Springer Nature, New York
(1135001980)

2:30 p.m.
Supporting the move to diamond open access: The launch of Centre Mersenne.
Thierry Bouche*, Cellule Mathdoc, Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
(1135941436)

3:00 p.m.
Open Access and the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics.
Victor Reiner, University of Minnesota
Hugh Thomas*, UQAM
(1135002804)

3:30 p.m.
Preserving information on mathematical software via web archives.
Helge Holzmann, L3S Research Center
Mila Runnwerth*, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
(1135001331)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Infectious Diseases, II
Room 30A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Kazuo Yamazaki, University of Rochester kyamazak@ur.rochester.edu

1:00 p.m.
Can infectious pathogens drive their host populations into extinction?
Alex P Farrell, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
James P Collins, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Amy L Greer, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Horst R Thieme*, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University
(113592645)

2:00 p.m.
Dynamics and asymptotic profiles of endemic equilibrium for SIS epidemic models with crossdiffusion.
Huicong Li*, East China Normal University
(113535883)

3:00 p.m.
Analyzing the impact of awareness programs on cholera dynamics.
Jin Wang*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(1135921527)

3:30 p.m.
A Stochastic SIRI Model of Opioid Abuse.
Allison R Torsey*, State University of New York, College at Buffalo
Saziye Bayram, State University of New York, College at Buffalo
(11359273)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Applications in Population Biology, I
Room 30B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Yu Jin, University of NebraskaLincoln yjin6@unl.edu
Ying Zhou, Lafayette College

1:00 p.m.
How different disease transmission modes (vectorborne and sexual) and different dispersal types (vector and host) affect the spread speed of a Zika virus invasion.
William F. Fagan*, University of Maryland
Sharon Bewick, University of Maryland
Jeffery Demers, Smithsonian Institution
Folashade Agusto, University of Kansas
Justin M Calabrese, Smithsonian Institution
Bingtuan Li, University of Louisville
(113592573)

1:30 p.m.
The Importance of being Atomic: Ecological Invasions as Random Walks.
Timothy C Reluga*, The Pennsylvania State University
(1135922679)

2:00 p.m.
Risk assessments on eradication of aquatic invasive species.
Yanyu Xiao*, Univeristy of Cincinnati
(1135922325)

2:30 p.m.
Pest Control by Generalist Parasitoids: a Bifurcation Theory Approach.
Gunog Seo*, Colgate University
Gail S.K. Wolkowicz, McMaster University
(1135371432)

3:00 p.m.
Gender differences in hepatic onecarbon metabolism.
Farrah SadreMarandi*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(1135922561)

3:30 p.m.
Outbreak or bioterrorism? An optimal control model to reduce and eradicate Anthrax disease.
AnaMaria Croicu*, Kennesaw State University
(1135491209)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Metric Geometry and Topology, I
Room 16B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Christine Escher, Oregon State University
Catherine Searle, Wichita State University searle@math.wichita.edu

1:00 p.m.
Volume Entropy Rigidity For RCD Spaces.
C. Connell, Indiana University
X. Dai, UC Santa Barbara
R. Perales, Institute of Mathematics, UNAM
J. NúñezZimbrón, SISSA
P. SuárezSerrato, National Autonomous University of Mexico
G. Wei*, UC Santa Barbara
(1135511386)

1:30 p.m.
Integral Currents on Alexandrov Spaces and IF convergence.
Raquel Perales*, Math Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Anna Siffert, Max Planck Institute, Bonn
Priyanka Rajan, UC Riverside
Maree Jaramillo, U Conn
Catherine Searle, Wichita State University
Nan Li, CUNY
(1135531638)

2:00 p.m.
Complex Riemannian foliations of Kaehler manifolds.
Thomas Murphy*, California State University Fullerton
(113553604)

2:30 p.m.
KählerRicci solitons on crepant resolutions.
Olivier Biquard, UPMC Université Paris 6 and École Normale Supérieure
Heather Macbeth*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1135533026)

3:00 p.m.
3Manifolds with Constant Ricci Eigenvalues $\lambda, \lambda, 0$.
Thomas Brooks*, University of Pennsylvania
(1135516)

3:30 p.m.
Gradient flow in the Wasserstein metric.
Katy Craig*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(113549434)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on New Trends in Celestial Mechanics, I
Room 30D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Richard Montgomery, University of California Santa Cruz
Zhifu Xie, University of Southern Mississippi zhifu.xie@usm.edu

1:00 p.m.
Metric Geometry and Marchal's lemma.
Richard Montgomery*, U.C. Santa Cruz
(113570965)

1:30 p.m.
Symmetries and choreographies in families that bifurcate from the polygonal relative equilibrium of the nbody problem.
Renato Carlos Calleja*, IIMASNational Autonomous University of Mexico
Eusebius Doedel, Concordia University
Carlos Garcia Azpeitia, Facultad de CienciasUNAM
(1135341501)

2:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.
Free time minimizers for the planar three body problem.
Hector Sanchez*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Richard Moeckel, Univerisity of Minnesota
Richard Montgomery, University of California, Santa Cruz
(1135701111)

3:00 p.m.
Remarks on the nbody problem on surfaces of revolution.
Cristina Stoica*, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
(1135701512)

3:30 p.m.
Euler and Lagrange relative equilibria in the curved $3$body problem.
Ernesto PerezChavela*, ITAMMexico
(1135701885)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Open and Accessible Problems for Undergraduate Research, II
Room 17B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Allison Henrich, Seattle University henricha@seattleu.edu
Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Quandle Questions
Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University acrans@lmu.edu
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College

1:00 p.m.
Quandle Generalizations and Enhancements.
Sam Nelson*, Claremont McKenna College
(1135AD427)

1:50 p.m.
Gfamilies of quandles, their homology theory and cocycle invarians of handlebodyknots.
Kanako Oshiro*, Sophia University
(1135AD1056)

2:40 p.m.
An introduction to quandle cocycle invariants of knots.
Seung Yeop Yang*, University of Denver
(1135AD435)

3:10 p.m.
Quandle coloring invriants of knots and surfaceknots.
Jieon Kim*, Pusan National University
(1135AD885)

3:40 p.m.
Enumerating cosets, quandles, and cosetquandles.
Patrick D Shanahan*, Loyola Marymount University
Jim Hoste, Pitzer College
(1135AD1491)

4:30 p.m.
Quotients of the fundamental quandle of a link.
Jim Hoste*, Pitzer College
Patrick D. Shanahan, Loyola Marymount University
(1135AD1477)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quaternions, II
Room 18, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Terrence Blackman, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
Johannes Familton, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York jfamilton@bmcc.cuny.edu
Chris McCarthy, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

1:00 p.m.
Rodrigues, Euler, and Hamilton: The problem of Rotations.
Johannes C. Familton, Department of Mathematics, BMCC, The City University of New York, NY 10007,.
Lucio Prado*, Department of Mathematics, BMCC, The City University of New York, NY 10007,.
(1135001243)

1:30 p.m.
Computational advantages and historical insights from viewing quaternion multiplication as geodesic vector addition on $S^2$.
Bob Palais*, Utah Valley University
(113522415)

2:30 p.m.
Quaternionic manifolds.
Justin Sawon*, University of North Carolina  Chapel Hill
(113553392)

3:00 p.m.
HilbertBlumenthal Quaternionic Surfaces.
Joseph A. Quinn*, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Alberto Verjovsky Sola, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
(113557148)

3:30 p.m.
Spectral correspondences for Maass waveforms on quaternion groups.
Terrence Richard Blackman*, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
(113511336)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Analysis of Numerical Methods of Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 30C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sara Pollock, Wright State University
Leo Rebholz, Clemson University rebholz@clemson.edu

1:00 p.m.
Efficient nonlinear iteration schemes based on algebraic splitting for the incompressible NavierStokes equations.
Leo G. Rebholz, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University
Alex Viguerie, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University
Mengying Xiao*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University
(113565495)

1:30 p.m.
An Introduction to Trimmed Serendipity Finite Element Spaces.
Andrew Gillette*, University of Arizona
Tyler Kloefkorn, AAAS STP Fellow, hosted by NSF
(1135651000)

2:00 p.m.
High Accuracy Partitioned Method for FluidFluid Interaction.
M. Aggul, Michigan Technological University
J. Connors, University of Connecticut
D. Erkmen, Michigan Technological University
A. Labovsky*, Michigan Technological University
(1135651083)

2:30 p.m.
A posteriori error analysis on polytopal meshes and simple methods for the problems with nondivergence forms.
Xiu Ye*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Lin Mu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(113565710)

3:00 p.m.
Convergent finite difference methods with second order local truncation error for HamiltonJacobi equations.
Thomas L Lewis*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(1135651307)

3:30 p.m.
Finite Element Approximations of Singular Solutions in $W^1_p$.
Hengguang Li*, Wayne State University
(1135651291)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, II
Room 29D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tamas Forgacs, CSU Fresno
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Mark David Ward, Purdue University

1:00 p.m.
Intersection Graphs of Maximal Convex SubPolygons of $k$Lizards.
Caroline Daugherty, Kenyon College
Josh Laison, Willamette University
Rebecca Robinson, University of Michigan at Flint
Kyle Salois*, Willamette University
(1135052806)

1:30 p.m.
Classifications of EdgeTransitive and EdgeBetweennessUniform Graphs.
Hector Miranda*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Heather Newman, Princeton University
(113505118)

2:00 p.m.
Weak dynamic coloring of graphs.
Caroline Accurso*, DeSales University
Leaha Hand, Boise State University
(113505121)

2:30 p.m.
$L(h,k)$ labeling of graphs.
Connor Mattes*, Colorado School of Mines
Marika Witt, Whitworth University
(113505120)

3:00 p.m.
Controlling period2 electrical activity in a cardiac cell model.
Daniel Olszewski*, Carroll College
Mariya Savinov, University of Pittsburgh
(113537119)

3:30 p.m.
Observability Analysis and Estimator Design for a Cardiac Cell Model.
Anthony Guzman*, Boston University
Ryan Vogt, University of Minnesota
(113535204)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Set Theory, Logic and Ramsey Theory, III
Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrés Caicedo, Mathematical Reviews
José Mijares, University of Colorado, Denver jose.mijarespalacios@ucdenver.edu

1:00 p.m.
Canonical models for fragments of the Axiom of Choice.
Paul B. Larson*, Miami University
Jindrich Zapletal, University of Florida
(1135031699)

1:30 p.m.
(\mathbf{I}_0) Implies (\mathbf{PD}).
Johann D. Gaebler*, Oxford University
W. Hugh Woodin, Harvard University, Department of Mathematics, Department of Philosophy
(1135031231)

2:00 p.m.
Unfriendly colorings: a descriptive settheoretic view.
Clinton T Conley*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1135032416)

2:30 p.m.
Models of the Axiom of Determinacy and Their Generic Extensions.
Nam Trang*, University of California, Irvine
(113503851)

3:00 p.m.
Some Ramsey theorems on metric spaces.
Peter Komjath*, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
(1135032686)

3:30 p.m.
Squares, ascent paths, and chain conditions.
Chris LambieHanson*, BarIlan University
Philipp Lücke, University of Bonn
(1135031194)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Spectral Theory, Disorder and Quantum Physics, I
Room 33C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Rajinder Mavi, Michigan State University mavi@math.msu.edu
Jeffery Schenker, Michigan State University

1:00 p.m.
Manifestations of localization in the random XXZ quantum spin chain.
Abel Klein*, University of California, Irvine
(1135821006)

2:00 p.m.
Entanglement of a class of nonGaussian states in disordered harmonic oscillator systems.
Houssam AbdulRahman*, University of Arizona
(1135811689)

2:30 p.m.
Lyapunov exponents for the discrete onedimensional generalized Anderson model.
Valmir Bucaj*, Rice University
(113546508)

3:00 p.m.
Spectral Characteristics of the Unitary AlmostMathieu Operator.
Jake Fillman*, Virginia Tech
Darren C. Ong, Xiamen University, Malaysia
Zhenghe Zhang, University of California, Riverside
(113581408)

3:30 p.m.
Eigenvalue statistics for random Schrödinger operators with point interactions on $R^d$.
Peter D. Hislop*, Mathematics Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
(1135812449)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Structure and Representations of Hopf Algebras: a Session in Honor of Susan Montgomery, III
Room 17A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
SiuHung Ng, Louisiana State University
Lance Small, University of California, San Diego
Henry Tucker, University of California, San Diego htucker@usc.edu

1:00 p.m.
New Families of Quasihopf algebras and tensor Categories.
Geoffrey  Mason*, UC Santa Cruz
(1135201377)

2:00 p.m.
On the classification of supermodular categories by rank.
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Cesar Galindo, Universidad de los Andes
SiuHung Ng, Louisiana State University
Julia Plavnik*, Texas A$&$M University
Eric Rowell, Texas A$&$M University
Zhenghan Wang, Microsoft Research Station Q and Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1135182839)

2:30 p.m.
Investigating invariants of, and new categories obtained from, $\operatorname{Rep}(D(G))$ via change of braidings.
Marc Keilberg*, Torrance, California
(1135182990)

3:00 p.m.
Hochschild Cohomology and the Modular Group.
Simon Lentner, Universität Hamburg
Svea Nora Mierach, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Christoph Schweigert, Universität Hamburg
Yorck Sommerhäuser*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(1135161239)

3:30 p.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part A
Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Source Projects
Room 28A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver
Janet Barnett, Colorado State University, Pueblo
Kathy Clark, Florida State University
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University
Jerry Lodder, New Mexico State University
Danny Otero, Xavier University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory, Practice, and Applications of Graph Clustering, I
Room 7A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Gleich, Purdue University
Jennifer Webster, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Stephen J. Young, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory stephen.young@pnnl.gov

1:00 p.m.
Graph Theory and the Mathematics of Cybersecurity.
John R. Johnson*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Emilie AH Purvine, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1135682846)

1:30 p.m.
The ground truth about metadata and community detection in networks.
Daniel B Larremore*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Leto Peel, Université catholique de Louvain
Aaron Clauset, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1135682777)

2:00 p.m.
Partitioning with Eigenvector Norms.
Franklin H. J. Kenter*, United States Naval Academy
(1135051971)

2:30 p.m.
Spectral clustering is dead! Long live spectral clustering!
Juhee Cho, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Donggyu Kim, Princeton
Yilin Zhang, UWMadison
Song Wang, UWMadison
Thu Le, UWMadison
Karl Rohe*, UWMadison
(1135621940)

3:00 p.m.
Spectral algorithm without trimming or cleaning works for exact reocvery in SBM.
Emmanuel Abbe, Princeton University/Institute for Advanced Study
Jianqing Fan, Princeton Univeristy
Kaizheng Wang, Princeton University
Yiqiao Zhong*, Princeton University
(1135622067)

3:30 p.m.
Clustering in sequences of points and graphs.
Fan Chung*, University of California, San Diego
(1135051688)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
MAA Session on 20th AnniversaryThe EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Program: Pure and Applied Talks by Women, II
Room 14B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Shanise Walker, Iowa State University shanise1@iastate.edu
Laurel Ohm, University of Minnesota

1:00 p.m.
An SIR Model on Time Scales.
Raegan Higgins*, Texas Tech University
Kristen Weasenforth, Texas Tech University
(1135I52062)

1:30 p.m.
Why So Fast? Investigation of the Superfast Discharge of Nematocysts.
Wanda Strychalski, Case Western Reserve University
Laura Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sarah Bryant*, Shippensburg, PA
Baasansuren Jadamba, Rochester Institute of Technology
Eirini Kilikian, University of Delaware
Xiulan Lai, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Leili Shahriyari, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Rebecca Segal, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ning Wei, Duke University
(1135I52480)

2:00 p.m.
Using Classification Algorithms to Predict Promoter Regions in E. Coli Based on DNA Structural Properties.
Carmen Wright*, Jackson State University
Jasleen Kaur, Mississippi Valley State University
Abigail Newsome, Mississippi Valley State University
Charles Bland, Mississippi Valley State University
(1135I52351)

2:30 p.m.
How do robots find their way home?: Optimizing Bluetooth beacon placement for robot localization and navigation in indoor spaces.
Karoline P Pershell*, Service Robotics & Technologies
Jamie Haddock, University of California Davis
(1135I52927)

3:00 p.m.
Place field diagrams of neural codes.
Nida Obatake*, Texas A&M University
Elizabeth Gross, San Jose State University
Nora Youngs, Colby College
(1135I5569)

3:30 p.m.
A lower bound for a vertexidentifying code in $(p, \beta)$jumbled graphs.
Ryan R. Martin, Iowa State University
Shanise Walker*, Iowa State University
(1135I5570)

3:50 p.m.
Mixing and pumping by pairs of helices in a viscous fluid.
Amy Buchmann*, Tulane University
Lisa J Fauci, Tulane University
Karin Leiderman, Colorado School of Mines
Eva Strawbridge, James Madison University
Longhua Zhao, Case Western Reserve University
(1135I51326)

4:10 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Cardiovascular Dynamics during Orthostatic Stress.
Nakeya D Williams*, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1135I52096)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Algebraic Geometry
Room 12, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Transversal intersection for absolute irreducibility of hyperplane sections of generalized Fermat varieties and on the conjecture on exceptional APN Functions.
Moises R Delgado*, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey campus.
(113512702)

1:15 p.m.
Hessian Dynamics on the Hesse pencil.
Malgorzata A Marciniak*, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College
Shenglan Yuan, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College
(1135143126)

1:30 p.m.
Towards Minimal Models of Elliptic Fourfolds.
David Wen*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(113514834)

1:45 p.m.
Good reduction of covers of elliptic curves.
James Phillips*, University of Virginia
(1135142317)

2:00 p.m.
The Local Lifting Problem for $D_4$.
Bradley Weaver*, University of Virginia
(1135142403)

2:15 p.m.
Birational geometry of moduli spaces of parabolic bundles.
HanBom Moon*, Institute for Advanced Study
SangBum Yoo, UNIST
(1135141525)

2:30 p.m.
GIT Stability of some toric surfaces.
King Leung Lee*, Rutgers University
Zhiyuan Li, Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences, Fudan University
Jacob Sturm, Rutgers University
Xiaowei Wang, Rutgers University
(1135142791)

2:45 p.m.
Hilbert scheme of smooth curves of genus $g$ in $\mathbb{P}^3$ of degree $g1$.
Changho Keem*, Seoul National University
(113514161)

3:00 p.m.
The Picard Group of Genus Zero Stable Quotients to Flag Varieties.
Perry Robert Strahl*, Encinitas, California
(113514146)

3:15 p.m.
Positivity in $T$equivariant $K$theory of flag varieties associated to KacMoody groups II.
Seth Baldwin*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Shrawan Kumar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(113519176)

3:30 p.m.
BottSamelson varieties and combinatorics.
Laura Escobar*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135051747)

3:45 p.m.
On the Waring rank of binary forms.
Neriman Tokcan*, Postdoctoral Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
(1135142960)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Combinatorics
Room 13, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
The Prime Number Theorem For Juggling Patterns.
Erik R. Tou*, University of Washington  Tacoma
(1135111471)

1:15 p.m.
On the Distribution of Maximal Runs in Binary Words.
James J. Madden*, Louisiana State University
(1135052825)

1:30 p.m.
A Path Through the StArrs: Using the Transfer Matrix Method to Compute Generating Functions for Strip Arrangements on Chessboards.
Arthur L Gershon*, Case Western Reserve University
(1135052842)

1:45 p.m.
$\left(a,b\right)$Sudoku Latin Squares Forbidding Distance One.
Kristina Marotta*, Cedar Crest College
James Hammer, Cedar Crest College
Joshua Harrington, Cedar Crest College
(1135051095)

2:00 p.m.
Impartial Avoidance and Achievement Games For Generating Finite Groups.
Bret J. Benesh, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Dana C. Ernst, Northern Arizona University
Nandor Sieben*, Northern Arizona University
(113505473)

2:15 p.m.
Numerical semigroup invariants and eventually quasipolynomial behavior.
Jeske Glenn, University of Oregon
Christopher ONeill*, University of California Davis
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Benjamin Sepanski, Baylor University
(113505592)

2:30 p.m.
Characteristic polynomial of hyperplane arrangements via enumerative combinatorics and finite field method.
Joungmin Song*, Gwangju Institute of Science and Engineering
(1135052544)

2:45 p.m.
The polar complex of hyperplane codes.
Alexander B Kunin*, Pennsylvania State U
Zvi H Rosen, U California, Berkeley
Vladimir Itskov, Pennsylvania State U
(1135053099)

3:00 p.m.
$\pm$SkolemType Difference Sets.
Heather D Jordon*, Albion College
Benjamin Abels, Illinois State University
Nichole Brown, Albion College
Alexandria Pokorny, Illinois State University
(113505986)

3:15 p.m.
All (96, 20, 4) Difference Sets.
Omar A. AbuGhneim, University of Jordan
Dylan Peifer*, Cornell University
Ken W. Smith, Sam Houston State University
(1135052233)

3:30 p.m.
Vertex Isoperimetry and Independent Set Stability for Tensor Powers of Cliques.
Joshua D Brakensiek*, Carnegie Mellon University
(11350524)

3:45 p.m.
Disproof of a conjecture of Alon and Spencer.
Huseyin Acan*, Rutgers University
Jeff Kahn, Rutgers University
(1135052955)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Humanistic Mathematics, II
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Eric Marland, Appalachian State University marlandes@appstate.edu

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Mathematical Outreach in Alternative Settings
Room 31C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Hector Rosario, Gwinnett County Public Schools, South Gwinnett High School
Jennifer Switkes, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona jmswitkes@cpp.edu

1:00 p.m.
The Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles.
Tatiana Dezbah Shubin*, San Jose State University
(1135A13144)

1:20 p.m.
Kittitas Valley Math Circle: Circling parents, guardians, and other adults to join in their student's Math Circle experience.
Brandy S. Wiegers*, Central Washington University
(1135A12889)

1:40 p.m.
Julia Robinson Mathematics FestivalsAn Alternative to Competition.
Mark Saul*, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, a program of AIM
Nancy Blachman, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
(1135A13236)

2:00 p.m.
Initial outcomes and lessons from the International Mathematics Enrichment Project (IMEP).
Catherine Paolucci*, SUNY New Paltz
Helena Wessels, Stellenbosch University
(1135A12154)

2:20 p.m.
Advanced, underserved students: strategies for program design.
Daniel Zaharopol*, The Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc.
Ruthi Hortsch, The Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc.
(1135A1480)

2:40 p.m.
St. Mary's GED: Mathematics Underpinning GED Education.
Caleb C Moxley*, BirminghamSouthern College
(1135A1628)

3:00 p.m.
Teaching Math in Prison: Observations from the Cornell Prison Education Program.
Robert Scott*, Cornell University
(1135A12425)

3:20 p.m.
Math Outreach at Graterford State Correctional Institution.
Katie Haymaker*, Villanova University Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Beth Malmskog, Colorado College Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
(1135A12270)

3:40 p.m.
An Iranian woman studying in a historical black university teaches College Algebra in prison ... .
Zeinab Bandpey*, Morgan State University
(1135A13113)

4:00 p.m.
Advising undergraduate research in prison, what worked and what didn't work.
Branden Stone*, Adelphi University
(1135A12622)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching Practices in Number Theory, I
Room 15B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Rault, University of Arizona
Thomas Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey hagedorn@tcnj.edu
Mark Kozek, Whittier College

1:00 p.m.
An extended Euclidean algorithm.
J J Tattersall*, Providence College
(1135O5796)

1:20 p.m.
IBL Quadratic Reciprocity.
Patrick X Rault*, University of Arizona
(1135O51664)

1:40 p.m.
Heads or tails? Coinflipping with elementary number theory.
Jeffrey Hatley*, Union College
(1135O5736)

2:00 p.m.
#quadraticreciprocity: from $140$character tweets to polished studentauthored textbooks.
Lola Thompson*, Oberlin College
(1135O53039)

2:20 p.m.
Using infographics to visualize number theory.
Mark Kozek*, Whittier College
(1135O51835)

2:40 p.m.
Teaching a first year seminar on cryptography using IBL.
Benjamin Linowitz*, Oberlin College
(1135O5722)

3:00 p.m.
Number Theory Courses at Davidson College and Carnegie Mellon University: A Comparison.
Katherine Thompson*, DePaul University/Carnegie Mellon University
(1135O51446)

3:20 p.m.
Introducing Number Theory in High Schools using Inquiry.
Frank Sanacory*, College at Old Westbury
(1135O5933)

3:40 p.m.
Divisibility Rules and Proofs: K12 and Beyond.
Brian S Chen*, Pasadena, CA
(1135O5606)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, II
Room 14A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sepideh Stewart, University of Oklahoma
Gil Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech

1:00 p.m.
Powers of Matrices and Exponential Matrices.
Chon In Luk, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Jeffrey Yeh*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Lyheng Phey, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Luis Cervantes, California State University, Long Beach
John Kath, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Tanner Thomas, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1135C12898)

1:20 p.m.
Exploring Subspaces and Bases through Magic Squares.
Michelle L Ghrist*, Gonzaga University
(1135C12838)

1:40 p.m.
Solving a system of linear equations using ancient Chinese methods.
Mary Flagg*, University of St. Thomas
(1135C12312)

2:00 p.m.
From Linear Algebra to Cech Cohomology in one Undergraduate Semester.
Cheyne J Miller*, St. Joseph's College New York
(1135C1557)

2:20 p.m.
A thematic linear algebra course focused on four problems of the form $T(x) = b$.
David M McClendon*, Ferris State University
(1135C11020)

2:40 p.m.
DiEigenals.
Jennifer R. Galovich*, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
(1135C1306)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Geometry
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

1:00 p.m.
Tailoring geodesics in geometries with smooth metrics, and in geometries with staircase metrics.
J Mealy*, Austin College
Congling Zhang, Austin College
(1135VO815)

1:15 p.m.
Static Potentials and Area Minimizing Hypersurfaces.
L.H. Huang, University of Connecticut
D. Martin*, University of Connecticut
P Miao, University of Miami
(1135VO1345)

1:30 p.m.
Curves, graphs, and tangent lines.
Yoav Len*, University of Waterloo
(1135VO1683)

1:45 p.m.
Tropical hyperelliptic curves in the plane.
Ralph Morrison*, Williams College
(1135VO1745)

2:00 p.m.
Hyperelliptic classes are rigid and extremal in genus two.
Vance T. Blankers*, Colorado State University
(1135VO2047)

2:15 p.m.
Unitals in Figueroa planes.
Oscar Vega*, California State University, Fresno
(1135VO2094)

2:30 p.m.
A Property of Area and Perimeter.
John Shier, Apple Valley, Minnesota
Douglas Dunham*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(1135VO2198)

2:45 p.m.
Explicit constructions of integrable systems of semitoric type.
Sonja Hohloch, University of Antwerp
Yohann Le Floch, University of Strasbourg
Joseph Palmer*, Rutgers University
(1135VO2633)

3:00 p.m.
Your friendly neighborhood Voderberg Tile.
Casey Mann, University of Washington Bothell
Jadie Adams, Westminster College
Gabriel Lopez*, California State University San Bernadino
Nhi Tran, University of Washington Bothell
(1135VO2637)

3:15 p.m.
Exploring Exceptional Points For Fuchsian groups.
Andrew Lazowski*, Sacred Heart University
(1135VO2646)

3:30 p.m.
Maximal tilings with the minimal tile condition.
Iwan Praton*, Franklin & Marshall College
(1135VO2661)

3:45 p.m.
The Perimeter Bisecting Deltoid of a Triangle.
Allan Berele, DePaul University, Chicago
Stefan Catoiu*, DePaul University, Chicago
(1135VO3077)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Modeling and Applications, II
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

1:00 p.m.
Modeling Adsorption Based Filters: 1 Dimensional Filter Equation (Bioremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Water).
Chris McCarthy*, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CIty University of New York)
(1135VF1546)

1:15 p.m.
Dispersal and the spread of language with frequencydependent fitness.
Jacquelyn L Rische*, Marymount University
(1135VF1676)

1:30 p.m.
Exploring Differential Regulation of Blood Clot Degradation.
Brittany Bannish*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1135VF1684)

1:45 p.m.
Heave and Flow: Understanding the role of resonance and shape evolution for heaving flexible panels.
Alexander P Hoover*, Tulane University
Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University
Eric Tytell, Tufts University
Lisa Fauci, Tulane University
(1135VF1720)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling the Behavior of Problem Drinkers in a Clinical Trial.
Judith E Canner*, California State University, Monterey Bay
H T Banks, North Carolina State University
Kidist BekeleMaxwell, North Carolina State University
Rebecca Everett, North Carolina State University
Jennifer Menda, North Carolina State University
Lyric Stephenson, North Carolina State University
Jon Morgenstern, The North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Sijing Shao, The North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Alexis Kuerbis, The North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
(1135VF1833)

2:15 p.m.
Optimal Control Theory and Parameter Estimation of Parameters in a Differential Equation Model for Patients with Lupus.
Peter Agaba*, Western Kentucky University
(1135VF2217)

2:30 p.m.
Urban snow removal  just in time the mathematical model and algorithm.
Zeinab Bandpey, Morgan State University
Isabelle KemajouBrown, Morgan State University
XiaoXiong Gan, Morgan State University
Ahlam Tannouri*, Morgan State University
(1135VF2524)

2:45 p.m.
How High Impact Undergraduate Health Research Initiatives Can Be Discovered and Implemented in The Statistics Classroom.
Benjamin D Knisley*, California Baptist University
Dr. Linn Carothers, California Baptist University
(1135VF2612)

3:00 p.m.
Investigating the Mechanism of Oscillatory Frequency Changes due to NMDA in the CA3 Neural Network of the Hippocampus.
Syed Abid Rizvi*, The College of William & Mary
(1135VF2782)

3:15 p.m.
A MultiScale Model of Tumor Growth in Response to an AntiNodal Antibody Therapy Combined with a Chemotherapy.
Qing Wang*, Dept. of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, Shepherd University
Zhijun Wang, Dept. of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, Shepherd University
David J Klinke, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University
(1135VF3037)

3:30 p.m.
Analysis of microfluidic tweezers in the Stokes regime.
Yang Ding, Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China
Li Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin NT, Hong Kong SAR,
Longhua Zhao*, Case Western Reserve University
(1135VF3209)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Math Circle Topics with Visual or Kinesthetic Components, II
Room 31B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Amanda Katharine Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center amanda@riverbendmath.org
Martin Strauss, University of Michigan

1:00 p.m.
Islamic Geometric Pattern: PointConstruction Method.
Rebin A. Muhammad*, Ohio University
(1135Q52935)

1:20 p.m.
Spatial Reasoning at the Central Oklahoma Math Circle.
Erica Bajo Calderon*, University of Central Oklahoma
Liz LaneHarvard, University of Central Oklahoma
Carol Lucas, University of Central Oklahoma
(1135Q52470)

1:40 p.m.
Teaching Group Theory Through Twisty Puzzles.
Jameson C Hardy*, Dixie State University
(1135Q52305)

2:00 p.m.
Barbie Bungee: Multivariable Edition.
Thomas J Clark*, Dordt College
(1135Q51563)

2:20 p.m.
Groups, Symmetries and $\text{?`}$Dancing?
Javier Alfredo Ronquillo Rivera*, Ohio University
(1135Q5561)

2:40 p.m.
A simple construction problem.
Russell A Gordon*, Whitman College
(1135Q5424)

3:00 p.m.
Counting and symmetry in conceptual art.
Joshua P. Bowman*, Pepperdine University
(1135Q5357)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Grades 612 Mathematics, II
Room 32A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David C. Carothers, James Madison University
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University bgold@monmouth.edu
Yvonne Lai, University of NebraskaLincoln

1:00 p.m.
Teachers' Structural Reasoning with Algebraic Expressions and Equations.
Stacy Musgrave*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1135G12887)

1:20 p.m.
Argumentation as a Habit of Mind in the Preparation and Professional Development of Teachers.
Steven R LeMay*, Fairfield University
Fabiana Cardetti, University of Connecticut
(1135G12263)

1:40 p.m.
Examining the Development of the Concept of Slope in one CCSSMaligned Secondary Mathematics Text with a Focus on Enhancing Access for Linguistically Diverse Students.
Carren Senn Walker*, San Diego State University
William Zahner, San Diego State University
Lynda Wynn, San Diego State University
(1135G12864)

2:00 p.m.
Making sense of students' thinking about graphing, covariation, and linearity.
Cody L Patterson*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Rebecca McGraw, The University of Arizona
(1135G12484)

2:20 p.m.
Developing prospective secondary mathematics teachers' knowledge of exponential functions through engaging in multiplicative reasoning and the work of teaching.
Melissa L Troudt*, University of Northern Colorado
Jodie Novak, University of Northern Colorado
(1135G12134)

2:40 p.m.
Implications of Expert Teachers' MKT of Analyzing Exponential Functions Tasks on the Preparation of Future Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
Robert A Powers*, University of Northern Colorado
(1135G11464)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, III
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
John David, Virginia Military Institute
Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster rpasteur@wooster.edu

1:00 p.m.
The Value of Placement: Athletes' Contributions to Figure Skating Teams.
Diana S Cheng*, Towson University
Peter Coughlin, University of Maryland College Park
(1135B190)

1:20 p.m.
Defining SPORTHEMATICS: Characterizing TaskDesign for Sports and Mathematics Education.
Tetyana Berezovski*, Saint Joseph's University
(1135B1125)

1:40 p.m.
Mathematical interpretations of figure skaters' blade tracings.
Rachael Talbert*, Towson University
Diana Cheng, Towson University
Tetyana Berezovski, St. Joseph's University
(1135B11139)

2:00 p.m.
Exploring how students learn in youth archery.
Tyler Skorczewski*, University of Wisconsin Stout
(1135B12516)

2:20 p.m.
Measuring Umpire Consistency.
David J Hunter*, Westmont College
(1135B11667)

2:40 p.m.
Statistical Evidence of Referee Bias in the NBA and NFL.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College (MA)
(1135B1562)

3:00 p.m.
Bits and Bytes in March Madness.
Sheldon H Jacobson*, University of Illinois
Douglas M King, University of Illinois
Arash Khtaibi, University of Illinois
(1135B11034)

3:20 p.m.
Homers and Roadies in March Madness.
Roland Minton*, Roanoke College
(1135B11856)

3:40 p.m.
Serving up a Winner: Modeling Tennis Match Win Probability.
Adam Childers*, Roanoke College
(1135B1771)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME), II
Room 4, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stacy Brown, California State Polytechnic University
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech mwawro@vt.edu
Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College

1:00 p.m.
Exploring the inequitable experiences of students in Calculus II.
Jessica Ellis Hagman*, Colorado State University
Matt Voigt, San Diego State University, University of California San Diego
Nancy Kress, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jessica Gehrtz, Colorado State University
(1135J51510)

1:20 p.m.
Effects of the Operation STEM Program on Underrepresented Minority Students.
Jenna R Van Sickle*, Cleveland State University
(1135J52641)

1:40 p.m.
Activelearning in precalculus and calculus: impact and performance outcomes for 2year HSI students and 4years HSI transfers.
Guadalupe Lozano, The University of Arizona
Jose Maria Menendez*, Pima Community College
(1135J52499)

2:00 p.m.
The Role of Context in How Students Majoring in the Biological and Life Sciences Solve Calculus Tasks Involving the Definite Integral.
William L Hall*, Washington State University
(1135J52071)

2:20 p.m.
Knowing functions before learning limits: undergraduate students' unique perceptions of limits and compromised foundational knowledge of functions.
Margaret Adams*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
(1135J52158)

2:40 p.m.
Measuring SelfRegulated Learning: A Tool for Understanding Disengagement in Calculus I.
Benjamin David Sencindiver*, Colorado State University
Mary E. Pilgrim, Colorado State University
James E. Folkestad, Colorado State University
(1135J5345)

3:00 p.m.
Students' Emerging Ideas of the Symmetries of Molecular Structures.
Anna Marie Bergman*, Portland State University
(1135J51265)

3:20 p.m.
Introductory calculus students' approaches to conceptual problems and what it reveals about their understandings of core calculus concepts.
Caroline J. Merighi*, Tufts University
(1135J51669)

3:40 p.m.
Ways secondary mathematics teachers transfer and apply definitions from Euclidean to Taxicab context: An example of a reallife situation.
Aubrey Kemp*, Georgia State University
Draga Vidakovic, Georgia State University
(1135J51185)

4:00 p.m.
Motivating Function Spaces via Uniform Convergence.
Zackery K. Reed*, Oregon State University
(1135J52698)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Statistical Analysis and Risk Management
Room 19, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
A Bayesian Estimation for the Fractional Order of the Differential Equation that Models Transport in Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reservoirs.
Joshua M Whitlinger*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Edward L Boone, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ryad Ghanam, Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar
(1135622628)

1:15 p.m.
Global sensitivity analysis for statistical model parameters.
Joey L Hart*, North Carolina State University
Julie Bessac, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Emil Constantinescu, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL and The University of Chicago
(113562339)

1:30 p.m.
Generalizations Using the Composition of Beta Distribution and Truncated Poisson Distribution.
Gokarna R. Aryal, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences, Purdue University Northwest
Sher B. Chhetri*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University
Hongwei Long, Florida Atlatntic University
Alfred A. Akinsete, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Marshall University
(1135623034)

1:45 p.m.
The loglogistic exponentialPoisson distribution.
Mavis Pararai*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Gayan WarahenaLiyanage, Central Michigan University
(1135622970)

2:00 p.m.
Generalized signedrank estimation for regression models with nonignorable missing responses.
Brice Merlin Nguelifack*, United States Naval Academy
(113562364)

2:15 p.m.
Multinomial logit regression models help describe novel spatiotemporal dimensions in environmental policy enrollment patterns.
Mauricio M NunezRegueiro*, BBCS  University of Arizona
Josh Hiller, Adelphi University
(1135623160)

2:30 p.m.
Regression Models with a Universal Penalized Function.
Mingwei Sun*, The University of Alabama
Patrick Wang, The University of Alabama
(1135622241)

2:45 p.m.
A crossvalidated tuning parameter estimator for decision trees.
Andre K Waschka*, University of California, Berkeley
(1135622460)

3:00 p.m.
Analysis of some variance based instruments for OrnsteinUhlenbeck type models.
Aziz Issaka*, North Dakota State University
Indranil SenGupta, North Dakota State University
(113560281)

3:15 p.m.
Optimal stopping problems in computational finance and risk management.
Tim Leung*, University of Washington
(1135601)

3:30 p.m.
Recovery of ruin probability and Value at Risk from the scaled Laplace transform inversion.
Adetokunbo I Fadahunsi*, West Virginia University
(1135602569)

3:45 p.m.
Mahalanobis Based kNearest Neighbor with Change Point Detection for Foreign Exchange Data.
Vindya Kumari Pathirana*, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
(1135622557)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Using Mathematics to Study Problems from the Social Sciences, II
Room 32B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jason Douma, University of Sioux Falls jason.douma@usiouxfalls.edu

1:00 p.m.
An Unsupervised Machine Learning Approach for Detecting the Language of Prejudice Including Microaggressions on Social Media.
Alex John Quijano*, University of California Merced
(1135J13128)

1:20 p.m.
Understanding Legal Terminology through Symbolic Logic.
Christopher S Shaw*, Columbia College Chicago
(1135J12019)

1:40 p.m.
Gatekeeping and the Professional Network of Therapist Supervisors.
Jonathan C. Davis, Samford University
Jeffrey S. Powell*, Samford University
(1135J12483)

2:00 p.m.
Identifying Communities of Specialized Knowledge in a Tech Economy.
Sirui Wang*, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
(1135J168)

2:20 p.m.
On the Shoulders of Giants: When is it better to work in sequence versus in parallel?
John C Lang*, University of California Los Angeles
PJ Lamberson, University of California Los Angeles
(1135J189)

2:40 p.m.
Strategies for "BuyItNow or Make Offer" Auctions on eBay.
William J. Britt, Muhlenberg College
William E. Gryc*, Muhlenberg College
Jamie A. Oliva, Muhlenberg College
Brittney N. Tuff, Muhlenberg College
Charli E. White, Muhlenberg College
(1135J1199)

3:00 p.m.
The tipping point: a mathematical model for the profitdriven abandonment of restaurant tipping.
Sara M Clifton*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Eileen Herbers, Northwestern University
Jack Chen, Northwestern University
Daniel M Abrams, Northwestern University
(1135J1594)

3:20 p.m.
Topologies on Cognitive Substructures.
AbdurRahman Munajj*, The City College of New York (The City University of New York) , New York
Shaquille Winston, Hunter College (The City University of New York), New York
Brett Sims, Borough of Manhattan Community College (The City University of New York), New York
(1135J12418)

3:40 p.m.
Induced MentalEndomorphisms.
AbdurWaajid Munajj*, New York City College of Technology (The City University of New York), New York
Brett Sims, Borough of Manhattan Community College (The City University of New York), New York
(1135J12424)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Tensors! Mathematical Challenges and Opportunities
Room 11A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Gleich, Purdue University dgleich@purdue.edu
Tamara G Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories tgkolda@sandia.gov
Luke Oeding, Auburn University oeding@auburn.edu

1:00 p.m.
Dynamical systems for tensor eigenvectors.
David F Gleich*, Purdue University
Austin Benson, Cornell University
(1135651278)

1:30 p.m.
Tensor Eigenvalue Complementarity Problems.
Jinyan Fan, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Jiawang Nie*, University of California, San Diego
Anwa Zhou, Shanghai University
(113565257)

2:00 p.m.
Singular Values for Tensors.
Harm Derksen*, University of Michigan
(1135151430)

2:30 p.m.
Duality of graphical models and tensor networks.
Elina Robeva, MIT
Anna Seigal*, UC Berkeley
(1135151354)

3:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and tensor ranks.
Yang Qi*, University of Chicago
LekHeng Lim, University of Chicago
(113515294)

3:30 p.m.
Decomposing Tensors into Frames.
Luke Oeding*, Auburn University
Elina Robeva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley and Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig, Germany
(113514254)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel
Effectively Chairing a Mathematical Sciences Department
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Kevin Charlwood, Washburn University kevin.charlwood@washburn.edu
Robert Buck, Slippery Rock University
Joanna EllisMonaghan, Saint Michael's College
Panelists:
Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Karrolyne Fogel, California Lutheran University
Matthew Koetz, Nazareth College
Sergio Loch, Grand View University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel
Out in Mathematics: Professional Issues Facing LGBTQ Mathematicians
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Crombecque, University of Southern California crombecq@usc.edu
Christopher Goff, University of the Pacific
Moderators:
Lily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University
Panelists:
Shelly Bouchat, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
DJ Bruce, University of Wisconsin Madison
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation
Frank Farris, Santa Clara University
Emily Riehl, Johns Hopkins University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Preparing mathematics students for nonacademic careers
Room 11B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Erica Flapan, Pomona College
Manmohan Kaur, Benedictine University
Douglas Mupasiri, University of Northern Iowa
Diana White, University of ColoradoDenver
Moderators:
Erica Flapan, Pomona College
Panelists:
Andrew J. Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College
Johanna Hennig, Center for Communications Research, division of the Institute for Defense Analysis
Srikrishna Rupanagunta, Mu Sigma
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Workshop
Using Problem Solving and Discussions in Mathematics Courses for Prospective Elementary Teachers
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Ziv Feldman, Boston University zfeld@bu.edu
Ryota Matsuura, St. Olaf College
Suzanne Chapin, Boston University
Lynsey Gibbons, Boston University
Laura Kyser Callis, Boston University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion
Del Mar Room, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:50 p.m.3:05 p.m.
Project NExT Panel
Incorporating Coding Into All Levels of the College Math Curriculum
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sara Clifton, University of Illinois
Michael Kelly, Transylvania University
Alicia Marino, University of Hartford
Paul Savala, Whittier College
Panelists:
Will Cipolli, Colgate University
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennesee
Eric Sullivan, Carroll College
Jade White, High Tech High

Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session: Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Exhibit Hall B2, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jon Scott, Montgomery College jon.scott@montgomerycollege.edu

2:00 p.m.
Modeling Across the Curriculum.
Peter Turner*, Clarkson University
James Crowley, SIAM
Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University

2:00 p.m.
Project SMILES: StudentMade Interactive Learning with Educational Songs for Introductory Statistics.
John J. Weber III*, Perimeter College at Georgia State University
Lawrence M. Lesser, University of Texas at El Paso
Dennis K. Pearl, Pennsylvania State University

2:00 p.m.
Promoting Reasoning in Undergraduate Mathematics (PRIUM).
William Martin*, North Dakota State University
Josef Dorfmeister, North Dakota State University
Benton Duncan, North Dakota State University
Friedrich Littman, North Dakota State University
Draga Vidakovic, Georgia State University
Guantao Chen, Georgia State University
Valerie Miller, Georgia State University

2:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Curriculum Guide for the Mathematical Sciences.
Martha Siegel*, Towson University
Carol Schumacher, Kenyon College
Doug Ensley, Mathematical Association of America
J. Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America

2:00 p.m.
Heartland: The Carver Bridge to STEM Success Program.
Heidi Berger*, Simpson College
Mark Brodie, Simpson College
Derek Lyons, Simpson College
Clint Meyer, Simpson College

2:00 p.m.
A Learning Progression for Partial Derivatives.
Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Paul Emigh, Oregon State University
Elizabeth Gire, Oregon State University
David Roundy, Oregon State University

2:00 p.m.
Science and Mathematics Attraction, Retention, and Training for Texas (SMART Texas).
Keith Hubbard*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Nola Schmidt, Stephen F. Austin State University

2:00 p.m.
Talented Teachers in Training for Texas Phase II.
Lesa Beverly*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Keith Hubbard, Stephen F. Austin State University
Dennis Gravatt, Stephen F. Austin State University
Chrissy Cross, Stephen F. Austin State University

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
Doug Ensley, Mathematical Association of America

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.
Improving the Preparation of Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics.
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
Natasha Speer, University of Maine

2:00 p.m.
SUMMITP at SLU: Math for Business Students in the Spirit of CRAFTY.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
Debra Pike, Saint Louis University
Michael Alderson, Saint Louis University
Anneke Bart, Saint Louis University

2:00 p.m.
CAREER: Developing Undergraduate Combinatorial Curriculum In Computational Settings.
Elise Lockwood*, Oregon State University

2:00 p.m.
The SDSU Noyce Mathematics and Science Master Teaching Fellowship Program.
Lisa Lamb, San Diego State University
Susan Nickerson, San Diego State University
Randolph Philipp, San Diego State University
Donna L. Ross, San Diego State University
Meredith H. Vaughn, San Diego State University
Kathy Williams, San Diego State University
Raymond LaRochelle*, San Diego State University

2:00 p.m.
Open Resources for the Mathematics Curriculum.
Jim Fowler*, Ohio State University
Petra BonfertTaylor, Dartmouth
David Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
Sarah Eichhorn, University of Texas at Austin

2:00 p.m.
PassionDriven Statistics: A multidisciplinary projectbased supportive model for statistical reasoning and application.
Lisa Dierker*, Wesleyan University
David Beveridge, Wesleyan University

2:00 p.m.
Algebra Instruction at Community Colleges (AICC).
Laura Watkins*, Glendale Community College
April Strom, Scottsdale Community College
Vilma Mesa, University of Michigan
Irene Duranczyk, , University of Minnesota
Nidhi Kohli, University of Minnesota

2:00 p.m.
Transitioning Learners to Calculus I in Community Colleges (TLC3).
Vilma Mesa*, University of Michigan
Helen Burn, Highline College
Luke Wood, San Diego State University
Eboni ZamaniGallaher, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign

2:00 p.m.
Ambitious Math and Science Teaching Fellows.
Thomas Dick*, Oregon State University
Rebekah Elliott, Oregon State University
SueAnn Bottoms, Oregon State University

2:00 p.m.
Enhancing Explorations in Functions for Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
Theresa Jorgensen*, The University of Texas at Arlington
James A. Alvarez, The University of Texas at Arlington
Kathryn Rhoads, The University of Texas at Arlington

2:00 p.m.
Transforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources (TRIUMPHS).
Jerry Lodder*, New Mexico State University
Kathleen Clark, Florida State University
Janet Barnett, Colorado State UniversityPueblo
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University
Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College
Daniel Otero, Xavier University
Diana White, University of Colorado at DenverDowntown

2:00 p.m.
URI Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
Anne Seitsinger*, University of Rhode Island
David Byrd, University of Rhode Island
Bryan Dewsbury, University of Rhode Island
Kees de Groot, University of Rhode Island
Jay Fogelman, University of Rhode Island
Joan Peckham, University of Rhode Island
Kathy Peno, University of Rhode Island

2:00 p.m.
STEM Teaching Scholars for High Need ChicagoArea Schools.
Melanie Pivarski*, Roosevelt University
Byoung Sug Kim, Roosevelt University
Vicky McKinley, Roosevelt University
Chandra James, Chicago Public Schools

2:00 p.m.
Scholarships for STEM at the University of Hawaii at Hilo (SSTEM).
Reni Ivanova*, University of Hawaii at Hilo

2:00 p.m.
Raising Calculus to the Surface.
Aaron Wangberg*, Winona State University
Jason Samuels, City University of New York  BMCC
Brian Fisher, Lubbock Christian University
Elizabeth Gire, Oregon State University
Tisha Hooks, Winona State University

2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Raising Physics to the Surface.
Aaron Wangberg*, Winona State University
Robyn Wangberg, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Gire, Oregon State University

2:00 p.m.
Noyce Mathematics Fellows, TeachDETROIT.
Jennifer Lewis*, Wayne State University
Saliha OzgunKoca, Wayne State University
Robert Bruner, Wayne State University

2:00 p.m.
Hofstra Noyce Scholars Program Phase II: Expanding the Model.
Behailu Mammo*, Hofstra University

2:00 p.m.
Framing Lee Academics for Mathematics, Education and Social Sciences Success (part of the SUMMITP collaboration).
Caroline MaherBoulis*, Lee University
Jason Robinson, Lee University
Bryan Poole, Lee University
John Hearn, Lee University

2:00 p.m.
NSF Scholarship Program in Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University.
AnaMaria Croicu*, Kennesaw State University
(1135001214)

2:00 p.m.
Discovering the Art of Mathematics: Inquiry Based Learning in Mathematics for Liberal Arts.
Philip Hotchkiss*, Westfield State University
Christine Von Renesse, Westfield State University
Julian Fleron, Westfield State University
Volker Ecke, Westfield State University

2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: A National Consortium for Synergistic Undergraduate Mathematics via Multiinstitutional Interdisciplinary Teaching Partnerships (SUMMITP).
Susan Ganter*, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
Jack Bookman, Duke University
Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg University
William Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Virginia Commonwealth University
Stella Hofrenning, Augsburg University
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
Erica Slate, Appalachian State University

2:00 p.m.
Renovating Calculus (a SUMMITP collaboration).
Suzanne Dorée*, Augsburg University
Pavel Belik, Augsburg University
Stella Hofrenning, Augsburg University
Joan Kunz, Augsburg University
Jody Sorensen, Augsburg University

2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals (a SUMMITP collaboration).
Victor Piercey*, Ferris State University
Rhonda Bishop, Ferris State University
Mischelle Stone, Ferris State University

2:00 p.m.
PRODUCT 1: Professional Development and Uptake through Collaborative Teams.
Angie Hodge*, Northern Arizona University
Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado Boulder
Yousuf George, Nazareth College
Volker Ecke, Westfield State University
Philip Hotchkiss, Westfield State University
Partick Rault, University of Arizona

2:00 p.m.
PRODUCT 2: Professional Development and Uptake through Collaborative Teams.
Stan Yoshinobu*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Christine von Renesse, Westfield State University
Chuck Hayward, University of Colorado Boulder
Ryan Gantner, St. John Fisher College
Brian Katz, Augustana College
Xiao Xiao, Utica College

2:00 p.m.
Assessing the Impact of the Emporium Model on Student Persistence and Dispositional Learning by Transforming Faculty Culture.
Kathy CousinsCooper*, North Carolina A&T State University
Dominic P. Clemence, North Carolina A&T State University
Nicholas S. Luke, North Carolina A&T State University
Katrina N. Staley, North Carolina A&T State University

2:00 p.m.
When is seeing believing? Challenges in characterizing STEM teaching.
Sandra Laursen*, University of Colorado Boulder
Chuck Hayward, University of Colorado Boulder
Tim Weston, University of Colorado Boulder
Tim Archie, University of Colorado Boulder

2:00 p.m.
WeBWorK: Improving Student Success in Mathematics.
Michael Gage*, University of Rochester
John Travis, Mississippi College
Arnold Pizer, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester
Douglas Ensley, Mathematical Association of America

2:00 p.m.
MODULE($S^2$): Mathematics of Doing, Understanding, Learning and Educating for Secondary Schools.
Alyson Lischka*, Middle Tennessee State University
Andrew Ross, Eastern Michigan University
Yvonne Lai, University of NebraskaLincoln
Brynja Kohler, Utah State University
Jason Aubrey, University of Arizona
Jeremy F. Strayer, Middle Tennessee State University
Stephanie Casey, Eastern Michigan University
Cynthia Anhalt, University of Arizona
Howard Gobstein, Association of Public and LandGrant Universities

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.
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.
Scaling Up through Networked Improvement (SUNI): Testing a practical theory about improving math outcomes for developmental students at scale.
Ann Edwards*, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Christopher Thorn, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Karon Klipple, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Donald Peurach, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Attaining Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Clinical Experiences with a Lens on Equity.
Marilyn Strutchens*, Auburn University
Ruthmae Sears, University of South Florida

2:00 p.m.
UTMOST: Undergraduate Teaching in Mathematics with Open Software and Textbooks.
Robert Beezer*, University of Puget Sound
David Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
Tom Judson, Stephen F. Austin State University
Kent Morrison, American Institute of Mathematics
Vilma Mesa, University of Michigan
Angeliki Mali, University of Michigan
Susan Lynds, University of Colorado

2:00 p.m.
Guide to EvidencedBased Instructional Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics.
Martha Abell, Georgia Southern University
Linda Braddy, Tarrant County College
Doug Ensley*, Mathematical Association of America
Lew Ludwig, Denison University
Hortensia SotoJohnson, University of Northern Colorado

2:00 p.m.
Professional Development Emphasizing DataCentered Resources and Pedagogies for Instructors of Undergraduate Introductory Statistics.
Mike Brilleslyper, United States Air Force Academy
Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University
Doug Ensley*, Mathematical Association of America
Danny Kaplan, Macalester College
Kate Kozak, Coconino Community College

2:00 p.m.
The Mathematical Education of Teachers as an Application of Undergraduate Mathematics.
James Alvarez, University of Texas at Arlington
Beth Burroughs, Montana State University
Doug Ensley*, Mathematical Association of America
Nancy Neudauer, Pacific University
James Tanton, Mathematical Association of America

2:00 p.m.
Supporting and Sustaining Scholarly Mathematical Teaching.
Larissa Schroeder*, University of Hartford
David Miller, University of Hartford
Mako Haruta, University of Hartford

2:00 p.m.
Transforming Undergraduate Statistics Education at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions through Experiential Learning.
Tracy Morris*, University of Central Oklahoma
Cynthia Murray, University of Central Oklahoma
Tyler Cook, University of Central Oklahoma

2:00 p.m.
Data Integration in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
Paul Wenger*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Nicole Juersivich, Nazareth College
Matthew Hoffman, Rochester Institute of Technology
Carl Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
Emphasizing Applications in Differential Equations (a SUMMITP collaboration).
Rebecca Segal*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Afroditi Filippas, Virginia Commonwealth University

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
Andrew Crenwelge, Texas A&M University
Joseph Martinson, Texas A&M University
Matthew Weihing, Texas A&M University

2:00 p.m.
2+1 STEM Scholars Program at Solano Community College.
Genele G. Rhoads*, Solano Community College
Audrey Rose de Leon, Solano Community College
Joshua Orosco, Solano Community College
Chelsea Breaw, Solano Community College

2:00 p.m.
Enhancing Academic Achievement and Career Preparation for Scholars in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering.
Qing Wang*, Shepherd University
Zhijun Wang, Shepherd University

2:00 p.m.
Ensuring Early Mathematics Success for STEM Majors.
Amanda L Hattaway*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Emma Smith Zbarsky, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Joan Giblin, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Driscoll Fred, Wentworth Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
Serving as a Peer Mentor Promotes Reflective Mathematical Pedagogy.
RaKissa D Manzanares*, University of Colorado Denver
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver
Michael Jacobson, University of Colorado Denver
Gary Olson, University of Colorado Denver
Brandy Bourdeaux, University of Colorado Denver

2:00 p.m.
ASSESSMENT: Transforming the Silent Killer of Learning to an Active Booster of Learning.
Frank Wattenberg*, United States Military Academy
Kristin Arney, United States Military Academy
John Bacon, United States Military Academy
Kayla Blyman, United States Military Academy
Lisa Bromberg, United States Military Academy
David DelcuadroZimmerman, United States Military Academy
David Harness, United States Military Academy
Scott Warnke, United States Military Academy
Sarah Wohlberg, United States Military Academy

2:00 p.m.
Transforming Linear Algebra Education with GeoGebra Applets.
James D. Factor*, Alverno College
Susan Pustejovsky, Alverno College

2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Investigating Student Learning and SenseMaking from Instructional Calculus Videos.
Aaron Weinberg*, Ithaca College
Matt Thomas, Ithaca College
Michael Tallman, Oklahoma State University
Jason Martin, University of Central Arkansas

2:00 p.m.
Students' Understanding of Vectors and Cross Products: Results from a Series of Visualization Tasks Using CalcPlot3D.
Monica VanDieren*, Robert Morris University
Deborah MooreRusso, State University of New York at Buffalo
Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College

2:00 p.m.
Using Bricklayer Coding and Visual Art to Engage Students in Learning Mathematics.
Betty Love*, University of Nebraska  Omaha
Michael Matthews, University of Nebraska  Omaha
Victor Winter, University of Nebraska  Omaha
Michelle Friend, University of Nebraska  Omaha

2:00 p.m.
MPWRing Women in RUME: Continuing Support.
Stacy Musgrave*, Cal Poly Pomona
Jess Ellis, Colorado State University
Kathleen Melhuish, Texas State University
Eva Thanheiser, Portland State University
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech

2:00 p.m.
CSUN NSF Teaching Fellowship Program.
Kellie Michele Evans*, California State University, Northridge
Alina Lee, Granada Hills Charter High School

2:00 p.m.
Designing Learning Activities.
Ivona Grzegorczyk*, California State University Channel Islands

2:00 p.m.
College Algebra: Adding RealWorld Applications and Interactivity (a SUMMITP collaboration).
Tao Chen*, City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College
Glenn Henshaw, City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College
Soloman Kone, City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College
Choon Shan Lai, City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College

2:00 p.m.
Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning (SEMINAL).
David C. Webb*, University of Colorado Boulder
Janet Bowers, San Diego State University
Matt Voigt, San Diego State University
Nancy Kress, University of Colorado Boulder

2:00 p.m.
Attracting and Retaining Scholars in the Mathematical Sciences.
Alexandra Kurepa*, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
A. Giles Warrack, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Guoqing Tang, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Janis Oldham, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

2:00 p.m.
Reviving Calculus For Engineering Majors(a SUMMITP collaborative).
Shahrooz Moosavizadeh*, Norfolk State University
Rhonda D. Fitzgerald, Norfolk State University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Algebraic structures on polytopes.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Federico Ardila*, San Francisco State University
Marcelo Aguiar, Cornell University
(11350538)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:30 p.m.4:15 p.m.
Estimathon!
A mindbending mixture of math and trivia.
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Andy Niedermaier, Jane Street Capital

Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:30 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Joint Committee on TAs and PartTime Instructors Panel
TeachingFocused Faculty at Research Institutions
Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Angela Kubena, University of Michigan
Jean Marie Linhart, Central Washington University
Thomas Roby, University of Connecticut
Michael Weingart, Rutgers University
Moderators:
Thomas Roby, University of Connecticut
Panelists:
Amy Cohen, Rutgers University
John Eggers, University of California San Diego
Ellen Golstein, Boston College
Robin Gottlieb, Harvard University
Amit Savkar, University of Connecticut

Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Panel
The Dolciani Award: Mathematicians in K16 Education
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Stone, Georgia Southern University dstone@georgiasouthern.edu
Will Abram, Hillsdale College
Ken Gross, University of Vermont
Bill Hawkins, University of the District of Columbia
Glenn Stevens, Boston University
Ann Watkins, California State Northridge
Susan Wildstrom, Walt Whitman HS, Bethesda MD
Panelists:
Jim Lewis,
Alan Schoenfeld,
Tatiana Shubin,

Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Panel
What is a "Math Center" and What Can it do For Your Department?
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Christina Lee, Oxford College of Emory University christina.lee@emory.edu
Jason Aubrey, University of Arizona
Panelists:
Jason Aubrey, University of Arizona
Christina Lee, Oxford College of Emory University
Rosalie BelangerRioux, Harvard University
Kaitlyn Gingras, Trinity College

Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Workshop
Writing Pedagogical and Expository Papers
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Janet Beery, University of Redlands
Matt Boelkins, Grand Valley State University boelkinm@gvsu.edu
Susan Jane Colley, Oberlin College
Joanna EllisMonaghan, St Michael's College
Brian Hopkins, St Peter's University
Michael Jones, Mathematical Reviews
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Marjorie Senechal, Smith College
Brigitte Servatius, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
SIAMMAAAMS Panel
Multiple Paths to Mathematics Careers in Business, Industry and Government (BIG)
Room 8, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society
Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Moderators:
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College and SIAM
Panelists:
Joe Callender, Ernst & Young
Skip Garibaldi, Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Genetha Gray, Intel
Tasha Inniss, INFORMS and Former Deputy Division Director, NSF/HRD
Rolando Navarro, Options Clearing Corporation
Bryan Williams, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

Thursday January 11, 2018, 3:10 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Project NExT Panel
Assessing and Addressing Diverse Mathematical Backgrounds in the Classroom
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sungwon Ahn, Roosevelt University
Angelynn Alvarez, State University of New York Potsdam
Kevin Gerstle, Oberlin College
Emily Herzig, Texas Christian University
Panelists:
Kristin Camenga, Juniata College
Cynthia Flores, California State Channel Islands
Adam Giambrone, University of Connecticut
Edray Goins, Purdue University
Judy Holdener, Kenyon College
Anthony Rizzie, University of Connecticut
Michael Young, Iowa State University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Searching for hyperbolicity.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Ruth Charney*, Brandeis University
(11352069)

Thursday January 11, 2018, 3:25 p.m.4:10 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Business Meeting
Room 31B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 3:45 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Logic and Foundations
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

Thursday January 11, 2018, 4:25 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Joint Prize Session
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Joint Prize Session Reception
Lobby outside Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA TwoYear College Reception
Point Loma/Solana Room, 1st Floor, South Twr, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Thursday January 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics (POM SIGMAA) Reception
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold,

Thursday January 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Reception and Business Meeting
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University

Thursday January 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics (POM SIGMAA) Business Meeting
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold,

Thursday January 11, 2018, 6:15 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics (POM SIGMAA) Guest Lecture
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Guest Lecture
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday January 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
AMS Panel, sponsored by the U.S. National Committee for Mathematics
ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro  The First International Congress of Mathematicians in the Southern Hemisphere
Room 6E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Eric Friedlander, American Mathematical Society
Presenters:
Marcelo Viana, Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
Friday January 12, 2018

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, I
Room 19, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:30 a.m.
Index theory and Ktheory of Topological insulators.
Ralph M Kaufmann, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
Dan Li*, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
Birgit WehefritzKaufmann, Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
(113582963)

7:45 a.m.
Free damage propagation with memory.
Eyad Said*, Department Of Mathematics, Louisiana State University.
Robert Lipton, Department Of Mathematics, Louisiana State University.
Prashant Jha, Department Of Mathematics, Louisiana State University.
(113574414)

8:00 a.m.
Collapse events of twocolor optical beams.
Alexey Sukhinin*, University of Vermont
(113578131)

8:15 a.m.
Mott moving boundary problem of metal oxidation.
Maxim Zyskin*, University of Nottingham
(1135353060)

8:30 a.m.
Rigidity Percolation in Composite Materials.
Samuel B. Heroy*, UNC Chapel Hill
Dane Taylor, SUNY Buffalo
F. Bill Shi, UNC Chapel Hill
M. Gregory Forest, UNC Chapel Hill
Peter J. Mucha, UNC Chapel Hill
(1135701197)

8:45 a.m.
An Acoustic Eigenvalue Problem and Its Application to Electrochemistry.
Jeffrey K Landgren*, University of North Georgia
Gerhard Strohmer, University of Iowa
(1135761908)

9:00 a.m.
Witten Laplacian method for Bose Einstein Condensation.
Assane Lo*, University of Wollongong in Dubai
(1135821064)

9:15 a.m.
A delay differential equation model of activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase.
Lake R Ritter*, Kennesaw State University
(1135921429)

9:30 a.m.
A population balance model to optimize chemotherapy infusion rate.
Parul Verma*, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Reshma Kalyan Sundaram, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
(1135352033)

9:45 a.m.
Pattern formation  on the modeling of multiconstituent inhibitory systems.
Chong Wang*, George Washington University
Yanxiang Zhao, George Washington University
Xiaofeng Ren, George Washington University
(1135352103)

10:00 a.m.
Computational Model of Electrodeinduced Microenvironmental Effects on pH Measurements Near a Cell Membrane.
Jamie Prezioso*, Case Western Reserve University
Daneila Calvetti, Case Western Reserve University
Erkki Somersalo, Case Western Reserve University
Rossana Occhipinti, Case Western Reserve University
Walter Boron, Case Western Reserve University
(1135922975)

10:15 a.m.
Oscillations and Macropatterning in Electroless Silver Deposition on Copper.
Vanessa Danielle Machuca*, Pomona College
(1135923234)

10:30 a.m.
When solutions of the Laplace equation are not smooth. How much degeneracy is needed?
Timur Akhunov*, Binghamton University
Lyudmilla Korobenko, Reed College
Cristian Rios, University of Calgary
(1135352578)

10:45 a.m.
Existence of weak solutions to refraction problems in negative refractive index materials.
Eric C. Stachura*, Haverford College
(113535177)

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Email Center
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Experiences and Projects in Business, Industry, and Government (BIG)
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Allen Butler, Wagner Associates
Bill Fox, Naval Post Graduate School wpfox@nps.edu

7:40 a.m.
CARVER 2.1: Weighting Methods.
William P. Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
Robert Burks, Naval Postgraduate School
Bradley Greaver, Fort Bragg, NC
Leo Raabe, NPS
Reed Kitchen, NPS, Monterey, CA
Steven Powell, NPS
Gregory Spence, NPS
(1135I1366)

8:00 a.m.
Modeling the Human Terrain.
Robert E Burks*, Naval Postgraduate School
Peter Wilcox, Naval Postgraduate School
Jeff Appleget, Naval Postgraduate School
(1135I1786)

8:20 a.m.
A Mathematician, Engineer, and Brain Surgeon Walk into a Bar: Collaborating with Biomedical Engineers and Neuroscientists in the Study of Epilepsy.
Paul E. Fishback*, Grand Valley State University
(1135I1316)

8:40 a.m.
Capturing Equations for Automated ScoringTyped or Handwritten.
James H Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1135I1538)

9:00 a.m.
Emerging Data Science and Mathematics in Classroom  A PIC Math Approach.
Aihua Li*, Montclair State University
(1135I11137)

9:20 a.m.
Data Analytics Competitions: The New PIC Math Classroom for Teaching Data Science.
Tracy A Bibelnieks*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(1135I13226)

9:40 a.m.
Improving Student Surveys With Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Patrick Kuiper*, United States Military Academy
Karoline Hood, United States Military Academy
(1135I12744)

10:00 a.m.
Strategies for finding and incorporating projects from BIG in an undergraduate classroom.
Uma Ravat*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135I11651)

10:20 a.m.
Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematics at RoseHulman Institute of Technology.
Joseph A Eichholz*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1135I11497)

10:40 a.m.
Vector Space Embeddings of Words.
Shirley L Yap*, California State University East Bay
(1135I11140)

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Commutative Algebra
Room 13, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
Powers of ideals associated to graphs.
Nursel Erey*, North Dakota State University
(1135132683)

8:00 a.m.
Isomorphisms of IdeaBased ZeroDivisor Graphs.
Jesse Gerald Smith*, Maryville College
(1135132677)

8:15 a.m.
ZeroDivisor Graphs on Commutative Rings Without Identity.
David F. Anderson, University of Tennessee
Darrin Weber*, University of Evansville
(1135132104)

8:30 a.m.
Commutative Algebra in the Graded Category with an Application to Equivariant Cohomology Rings.
Mark N. Blumstein*, Colorado State University
(1135132688)

8:45 a.m.
Properties of the secondary Hochschild homology.
Jacob Laubacher*, St. Norbert College
(1135161110)

9:00 a.m.
Ya. S. Krylyuk "The Poisson Conjecture and its connection to the classical invariant theory" (Preliminary Report).
Ya. S. Krylyuk*, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
(113513211)

9:15 a.m.
Completions of Noncatenary Local Integral Domains.
Chloe I. Avery, UCSB College of Creative Studies
Caitlyn Booms*, University of Notre Dame
Timothy M. Kostolansky, Williams College
S. Loepp, Williams College
Alex Semendinger, Williams College
(113513209)

9:30 a.m.
How Noncatenary Can a Local UFD Be?
Chloe I. Avery, UCSB College of Creative Studies
Caitlyn Booms, University of Notre Dame
Timothy M. Kostolansky, Williams College
S. Loepp, Williams College
Alex Semendinger*, Williams College
(113513210)

9:45 a.m.
Completions of Noncatenary Local UFDs.
Chloe I. Avery*, UCSB College of Creative Studies
Caitlyn Booms, University of Notre Dame
Timothy M. Kostolansky, Williams College
S. Loepp, Williams College
Alex Semendinger, Williams College
(113513213)

10:00 a.m.
Atoms in Quasilocal Atomic Domains.
Kevin Bombardier*, University of Iowa
(1135132851)

10:15 a.m.
KappaSlender Modules.
Rad Dimitric*, CUNYCSI
(113516907)

10:30 a.m.
A structure theorem for length sets in local quaternion orders.
Nicholas R Baeth*, University of Central Missouri
Daniel Smertnig, Karl Franzens University of Graz
(113516240)

10:45 a.m.
Stabilizer Codes over Local Frobenius Rings.
Heide GluesingLuerssen, University of Kentucky
Tefjol Pllaha*, University of Kentucky
(1135812821)

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Operator Algebras and Function Spaces
Room 18, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
A mixed hyponormalitycontractivity condition.
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
(113547398)

8:00 a.m.
Generalized composition operators on Weighted Hilbert Spaces of Analytic Functions.
Waleed K. AlRawashdeh*, Montana Tech
(1135472770)

8:15 a.m.
Nonlinear $*$Lie Derivations of Standard Operator Algebras.
Wu Jing*, Fayetteville State University
(1135471044)

8:30 a.m.
Canonical operator on the space of formal series.
XiaoXiong Gan*, Morgan State University
(113547305)

8:45 a.m.
A Matrix Characterization of Boundary Representations of Positive Matrices in the Hardy Space.
John E. Herr*, Butler University
Eric S. Weber, Iowa State University
Palle E. T. Jorgensen, University of Iowa
(1135422061)

9:00 a.m.
Carleson measures and Douglas' question on the Bergman space.
Anthony Vasaturo*, University of Toledo
Zeljko Cuckovic, University of Toledo
(113547411)

9:15 a.m.
Necessary Condition for the Hyponormality of Toeplitz Opetators on the Weighted Bergman Space.
Krishna Subedi*, The University of Toledo
Zeljko Cuckovic, The University of Toledo
(1135301031)

9:30 a.m.
On some spectral properties of triangular band matrices.
Arnab Patra*, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Riddhick Birbonshi, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Parmeshwary Dayal Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
(11354779)

9:45 a.m.
Closed range composition operator on $BMOA$.
Kevser Erdem*, University of Arkansas
Maria Tjani, University of Arkansas
(1135472194)

10:00 a.m.
Algebraic Combinations of Composition and Differentiation Operators on Analytic Function Spaces.
Soumyadip Acharyya*, Embry  Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide
Timothy Ferguson, University of Alabama
(1135471179)

10:15 a.m.
Linear maps on function spaces preserving inner functions.
Javad Mashreghi*, Laval University
Thomas Ransford, Universite Laval
(113547449)

10:30 a.m.
The Corona Problem for the Weight Dirichlet Space of Weight 1/2.
Berhanu T Kidane*, University of North Georgia
(113547225)

10:45 a.m.
SturmLiouville Problems with EigenvalueDependent Boundary Conditions.
Casey Lynn Johnson*, Claremont Graduate University
(1135472300)

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Topology and Geometry
Room 12, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
The twisted rabbit problem via the arc complex.
Justin Lanier, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dan Margalit, Georgia Institute of Technology
Rebecca R Winarski*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1135572763)

8:00 a.m.
Linear actions of $\mathbb{Z}/p \times \mathbb{Z}/p$ on $S^n \times S^n$.
Jim Fowler*, The Ohio State University
Courtney Thatcher, University of Puget Sound
(1135572818)

8:15 a.m.
Relative Topological Complexity of a Pair of Spheres.
Robert Short*, Lehigh University
(1135551736)

8:30 a.m.
A new construction of exotic 4manifolds.
Jonathan Simone*, University of Virginia
(1135573228)

8:45 a.m.
Compactifications of manifolds with boundary.
Shijie Gu*, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
(1135571539)

9:00 a.m.
Distortion of surfaces in $3$manifolds.
Hoang Thanh Nguyen*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1135201465)

9:15 a.m.
An Algorithmic Property of Thompson's Group $F$.
Nathan Corwin, Villanova University
Gili Golan, Vanderbilt University
Susan Hermiller, University of Nebraska
Ashley Johnson*, University of North Alabama
Zoran Sunic, Hofstra University
(1135202448)

9:30 a.m.
Fuzzy Topological Spaces.
Gezahagne Mulat Addis*, University of Gondar
(113554168)

9:45 a.m.
Constructing new geometries in the light of the Erlangen program.
Sandipan Dutta*, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Debapriya Biswas, Indian institute of Technology Kharagpur
(11355178)

10:00 a.m.
Spherical Geometry and the Least Symmetric Triangle.
Laney Bowden, Colorado State University
Andrea Haynes, Colorado State University
Clayton Shonkwiler, Colorado State University
Aaron Shukert*, Colorado State University
(1135512359)

10:15 a.m.
Combinatorial geometry in origami: the KawasakiMaekawa connection.
Thomas C. Hull*, Western New England University
(113505946)

10:30 a.m.
Dual Tetrahedra and Their Relation.
Derege H Mussa*, Department of Mathematical Science, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
(113551452)

10:45 a.m.
A Topological and Algebraic Model for 3D Printing.
Greg Dreifus*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fred Cohen, University of Rochester, Department of Mathematics
(1135552335)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Applications of Differential Equations to Disease Modeling, II
Room 29A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Libin Rong, Oakland University
Elissa Schwartz, Washington State University
Naveen K. Vaidya, San Diego State University nvaidya.anyol@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Negative density dependence can cause partial migration.
Patrick De Leenheer*, Oregon State University
(1135922344)

8:30 a.m.
Population dynamics of honeybee: Effects of Disease, Parasites, and Dispersal Behavior.
Yun Kang*, Arizona State University
K. Messan, Arizona State University
G. DeGrandiHoffman, United States Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research
C. CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
(1135342201)

9:00 a.m.
Parameter Analysis for a a model for Tuberculosis Spread in India.
Seema Nanda, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Yash Vyas*, Stanford University
(1135922788)

9:30 a.m.
Dynamics of an AgeStructured SIR Epidemic Model.
Yanyu Xiao*, Univeristy of Cincinnati
(1135922313)

10:00 a.m.
Traveling waves in epidemic models: nonmonotone diffusive systems with nonmonotone incidence rates.
XiangSheng Wang*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1135921014)

10:30 a.m.
Optimal Control of Vaccination in an Epidemiological Model of Clostridium difficile Transmission.
Brittany Stephenson*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cristina Lanzas, North Carolina State University
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Judy Day, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1135491564)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic, Discrete, Topological and Stochastic Approaches to Modeling in Mathematical Biology, II
Room 29D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University
Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College

8:00 a.m.
Knotting and Linking in Proteins.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(113557772)

8:30 a.m.
Topological Approaches for Characterizing in Polymeric Materials the Local and Global Entanglement of Polymer Chains Relevant to Viscoelastic Mechanical Responses.
Eleni Panagiotou*, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ken Millett, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Atzberger, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1135742216)

9:00 a.m.
Detecting complexity and patterns in a scrambled genome.
Nataša Jonoska*, University of South Florida
Masahiko Saito, University of South Florida
(1135922511)

9:30 a.m.
Reconstructing Stochastic Gene Regulatory Networks with Recurrent Neural Network Models Using Particle Swarm Optimization.
Dan Hrozencik*, Chicago State University
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Devin Akman, University of Illinois
Tim Comar, Benedictine University
(1135922998)

10:00 a.m.
Maps between neural codes.
Nora Youngs*, Colby College
Carina Curto, The Pennsylvania State University
(1135922750)

10:30 a.m.
The Geometry of the Sample Frequency Spectrum.
Zvi H. Rosen*, UC Berkeley
Anand Bhaskar, Facebook
Yun S. Song, UC Berkeley
(1135922869)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Boundaries for Groups and Spaces, II
Room 16B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Joseph Maher, CUNY College of Staten Island joseph.maher@csi.cuny.edu
Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University

8:00 a.m.
Boundaries of relatively hyperbolic groups under Dehn filling.
Daniel Groves*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jason Fox Manning, Cornell University
Alessandro Sisto, ETH, Zurich
(113520769)

9:00 a.m.
Groups with Menger Curve Boundary.
Matt Haulmark*, Vanderbilt University
(1135571875)

9:30 a.m.
Groups with Bowditch boundary a 2sphere.
Bena Tshishiku*, Harvard University
Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University
(1135201871)

10:00 a.m.
QuasiMöbius maps on the Morse boundary.
Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
Matt Cordes, Technion
Devin Murray*, Brandeis University
(1135201685)

10:30 a.m.
The quasiisometry classification of certain hyperbolic rightangled Coxeter groups.
Christopher Cashen, University of Vienna
Pallavi Dani*, Louisiana State University
Anne Thomas, University of Sydney
(1135201806)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorics and Geometry, II
Room 7A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University
Anastasia Chavez, MSRI and University of California, Davis
Laura Escobar, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign lescobar@illinois.edu

8:00 a.m.
Hilbert functions for Chow rings of uniform matroids and their qanalogues.
Thomas Hameister, Univ. of Wisconsin  Madison
Sujit Rao, Cornell University
Victor Reiner*, University of Minnesota
Connor Simpson, Cornell University
(113505579)

8:30 a.m.
{\bf SCHEDULE CHANGE:} A General Method to Determine Limiting Optimal Shapes for EdgeIsoperimetric Inequalities.
Ellen Veomett*, Saint Mary's College of California
Emmanuel Tsukerman, University of California Berkeley
(11350556)

9:00 a.m.
Hyperplane arrangements and birational geometry of elliptic fibrations.
Jonathan Mboyo Esole*, Northeastern University
(1135142530)

9:30 a.m.
A parking function model for flow polytopes.
Carolina Benedetti V.*, Universidad de los Andes
(1135051387)

10:00 a.m.
The cohomology of abelian Hessenberg varieties.
Martha Precup*, Northwestern University
Megumi Harada, McMaster University
(1135052453)

10:30 a.m.
Gammapositivity of variations of Eulerian polynomials.
John Shareshian, Washington University
Michelle Wachs*, University of Miami
(1135053106)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Neural Networking and Applications, II
Room 33A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Murat Adivar, Fayetteville State University
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu
Youssef Raffoul, University of Dayton

8:00 a.m.
A Discrete Mathematical Model for the Aggregation of $\beta$Amyloid.
Saber Elaydi*, Trinity University
(1135392674)

8:30 a.m.
Global asymptotic behavior of certain class of nonlinear nonautonomous difference equations.
Vlajko L. Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(113539506)

9:00 a.m.
A Proposal for an Application of a MaxType Difference Equation to Epilepsy.
David M. Chan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Candace M. Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Vlajko L. Kocic, Xavier University of Louisiana
Stevo Stevic, Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences
(113539453)

9:30 a.m.
The Asymptotic Behavior of the Solutions of a kthorder Difference Equation.
Chris D Lynd*, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA USA
James Wright Sharpe, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA USA
(113539123)

10:00 a.m.
Nonstandarized Discretization Scheme In Volterra Integrodifferential Equations that Preserves Uniform Asymptotic Stability.
Youssef Naim Raffoul*, University of Dayton
(1135391200)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamical Algebraic Combinatorics, I
Room 16A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
James Propp, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Tom Roby, University of Connecticut
Jessica Striker, North Dakota State University jessica.striker@ndsu.edu
Nathan Williams, University of California Santa Barbara

8:00 a.m.
Root system chipfiring.
Thomas A McConville*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pavel Galashin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sam Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alexander Postnikov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1135052224)

8:30 a.m.
The biCatalan Kreweras Complement.
Emily Barnard*, Northeastern University
(1135051942)

9:00 a.m.
The BerensteinKirillov group and cactus groups.
Michael Chmutov, University of Minnesota
Max Glick*, The Ohio State University
Pavlo Pylyavskyy, University of Minnesota
(1135051928)

9:30 a.m.
Increasing Labelings and Generalized Promotion.
Kevin Dilks*, North Dakota State University
Jessica Striker, North Dakota State University
Corey Vorland, North Dakota State University
(1135052446)

10:00 a.m.
Rowmotion on trim lattices.
Hugh Thomas*, UQAM
Nathan Williams, UT Dallas
(1135062468)

10:30 a.m.
Toggling antichains of posets.
Michael Joseph*, Dalton State College
(1135051156)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systemsto Celebrate the Work of Jane Hawkins, II
Room 17B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Julia Barnes, Western Carolina University
Rachel Bayless, Agnes Scott College
Emily Burkhead, Duke University
Lorelei Koss, Dickinson College koss@dickinson.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Sierpinski Mandelbrot Spiral.
Eric Chang*, Boston University
(1135373055)

8:30 a.m.
Parametrized Homeomorphic measures theorems on cubes.
Vidhu S Prasad*, University of Massachusetts Lowell
(1135372494)

9:00 a.m.
Möbius random law and infinite rank one maps.
e. H. el Abdalaoui, University of Rouen, France
Cesar E. Silva*, Williams College
(1135372532)

9:30 a.m.
Matching for translated $\beta$transformations.
Henk Bruin*, University of Vienna
(113537580)

10:00 a.m.
Variations on quantum ergodic theorems.
Michael E. Taylor*, Mathematics Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(113537511)

10:30 a.m.
Advection diffusion, atmospheric modeling, and methane transport.
Diane M. Taylor*, Santa Clara University
Fotini K. Chow, University of California, Berkeley
(113576915)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Free Convexity and Free Analysis, I
Room 29B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
J. William Helton, University of California, San Diego
Igor Klep, University of Auckland igor.klep@auckland.ac.nz

8:00 a.m.
A noncommutative Julia inequality.
John E. McCarthy*, Washington University
James E. Pascoe, Washington University
(113532545)

8:30 a.m.
Rectangular boundary representations and rectangular matrix convexity.
Adam H. Fuller, Ohio University
Michael Hartz*, Washington University in St. Louis
Martino Lupini, California Institute of Technology
(1135461094)

9:00 a.m.
Matrix Convex Sets Without Absolute Extreme Points.
Eric Michael Evert*, UC San Diego
(1135461513)

9:30 a.m.
Scaling and Inclusion of Matrix Convex Sets.
Benjamin Passer*, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
Orr Moshe Shalit, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
Baruch Solel, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
(113547117)

10:00 a.m.
Absolute extreme points and generators of matrix convex sets.
TomLukas Kriel*, University of Konstanz (Germany)
(1135471547)

10:30 a.m.
Partial Matrix Convexity.
Scott McCulllough*, University of Florida
(1135472592)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Room 10, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Jemma Lorenat, Pitzer College
Clemency Montelle, University of Canterbury
Daniel Otero, Xavier University otero@xavier.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College

8:00 a.m.
Partnership, Partition, and Proof: The Path to the HardyRamanujan Partition Formula.
Adrian Rice*, RandolphMacon College
(113501378)

8:30 a.m.
G.H. Hardy: mathematical biologist.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(113501683)

9:00 a.m.
Charles Newton Little: America's first knot theorist.
Jim Hoste*, Pitzer College
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University
(1135011271)

9:30 a.m.
The editor as a scientific entrepreneur: Emile Borel and the promotion of new fields of investigation in mathematics.
Caroline Ehrhardt*, Universite Paris 8, EA 1571: Centre de recherches historiques, histoire des pouvoirs, savoirs et sociétés
(1135011640)

10:00 a.m.
"Maybe from this profusion of formal logic... some useful idea will come": Lebesgue, Borel, Baire, and the birth of descriptive set theory.
Johann D. Gaebler*, Oxford University
W. Hugh Woodin, Harvard University, Department of Mathematics, Department of Philosophy
(1135011251)

10:30 a.m.
Invidious Comparisons: The social and political shaping of the Fields Medal, 19361966.
Michael J. Barany*, Dartmouth College
(1135011113)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, I
Room 33C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Goldberg, Purdue University
Phil Kutzko, University of Iowa philipkutzko@uiowa.edu

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, III
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Ion, University of Michigan pion@umich.edu
Olaf Teschke, zbMath Berlin
Stephen Watt, University of Waterloo

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Natural Resources, I
Room 30A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University henson@andrews.edu
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University

8:00 a.m.
Optimal treatment schedule for a vineyard pest.
Fabio A Milner*, Arizona State University
Delphine Picart, Bordeaux, France
Denis Thiery, INRA, Bordeaux, France
(1135921755)

8:30 a.m.
Reduction of the operation cost via optimal control of an industrial wastewater biotreatment.
Ellina Grigorieva*, Texas Woman's University
Evgenii Khailov, Lomonosov Moscow State University
(113549379)

9:00 a.m.
Remarks on the definition of $R_{0}$.
Jim M Cushing*, Department of Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
(1135921460)

9:30 a.m.
Assessing the effect of environmental disturbances on population recovery and persistence with application to marine mammals.
Amy Veprauskas*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ross A. Chiquet, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Tingting Tang, University of Notre Dame
(1135921724)

10:00 a.m.
Population and vitellogenin dynamics of a honeybee colony influencing division of labor.
Marisabel Rodriguez Rodriguez*, Arizona State University
Yun Kang, Arizona State University
Robert E. Page Jr., Arizona State University
(1135341815)

10:30 a.m.
Structural and Practical Identifiability Issues of ImmunoEpidemiological VectorHost Models with Application to Rift Valley Fever.
Necibe Tuncer, Florida Atlantic University
Hayriye Gulbudak, University of Lousiana at Lafayette
Vincent Cannataro, Yale University
Maia Martcheva*, University of Florida
(113592436)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Relativity and Geometric Analysis, I
Room 31A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
James Dilts, University of California, San Diego jdilts@ucsd.edu
Michael Holst, University of California, San Diego

8:00 a.m.
Towards Finite Element Methods over Manifolds via Coordinate Charts.
Martin Licht*, University of California, San Diego
Michael Holst, University of California, San Diego
(1135652781)

8:30 a.m.
Developing Numerical Methods for Solving Geometrical PDEs on Manifolds with Arbitrary Spatial Topologies.
Lee Lindblom*, University of California at San Diego
(1135832734)

9:00 a.m.
On Approximation of Certain Geometric Operators Between Sobolev Spaces of Sections of Tensor Bundles on Compact Manifolds Equipped With Rough Metrics.
Ali Behzadan*, University of California, San Diego
Michael Holst, University of California, San Diego
(1135582136)

9:30 a.m.
"The Null Distance and Spacetime Intrinsic Flat Convergence".
Christina Sormani*, Lehman College and CUNY GC
Carlos Vega, SUNY Binghamton
(113583522)

10:00 a.m.
On special Riemannian manifolds related to Bartnik's mass.
Armando Jose Cabrera Pacheco, University of Tuebingen
Carla Cederbaum*, University of Tuebingen
Stephen McCormick, KTH Stockholm
Pengzi Miao, University of Miami
(1135531858)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Algebras and Noncommutative Invariant Theory, I
Room 17A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
James Zhang, University of Washington zhang@math.washington.edu

8:00 a.m.
Poisson geometry of PI elliptic algebras.
Chelsea Walton*, Temple University
Xingting Wang, Temple University
Milen Yakimov, Louisiana State University
(113516450)

8:30 a.m.
Quivers supporting graded CalabiYau algebras.
Jason Gaddis*, Miami University
Daniel Rogalski, University of California, San Diego
(113516593)

9:00 a.m.
An introduction to derivators.
John M Zhang*, University of California, Los Angeles
(1135181404)

9:30 a.m.
Invariant Theory of Reflection Groups.
Anne V Shepler*, University of North Texas
Victor Reiner, University of Minnesota
(1135163210)

10:00 a.m.
The enriched Grothendieck construction.
Jonathan Beardsley, University of Washington, Seattle
Liang Ze Wong*, University of Washington, Seattle
(113518273)

10:30 a.m.
Toward Derived HopfGalois Extensions.
Jonathan Beardsley*, University of Washington
(113516383)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Evolution Equations of Quantum Physics and Their Topological Solutions, I
Room 30B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stephen Gustafson, University of British Columbia
Israel Michael Sigal, University of Toronto im.sigal@utoronto.ca
Avy Soffer, Rutgers University

8:00 a.m.
Blowup for the 2D cubic ZakharovKuznetsov equation.
Luiz Gustavo Farah, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Justin Holmer*, National Science Foundation, USA
Svetlana Roudenko, George Washington University, USA
(1135352485)

8:30 a.m.
Symmetry Breaking in Density Functional Theory due to Dirac Exchange for a Hydrogen Molecule.
Jeremy L. Marzuola*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(1135351054)

9:00 a.m.
YangMillsHiggs Equations on Riemann Surfaces of Higher Genus.
Nicholas M Ercolani*, University of Arizona
(1135351405)

10:00 a.m.
Boson gas at finite temperatures: Effect of pair excitation.
Dionisios Margetis*, University of Maryland, College Park
(11358199)

10:30 a.m.
Excitation spectra of Bose gases.
Chiara Boccato, University of Zurich
Christian Brennecke, University of Zurich
Serena Cenatiempo, GSSI, L' Aquila
Benjamin Schlein*, University of Zurich
(1135811295)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Link Invariants, Khovanov Homology, and Lowdimensional Manifolds, I
Room 30E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Diana Hubbard, University of Michigan
Christine Ruey Shan Lee, University of Texas at Austin clee@math.utexas.edu

8:00 a.m.
A bordered interpretation of Manolescu's unoriented skein exact triangle.
David Shea VelaVick*, Louisiana State University
Michael Wong, Louisiana State University
(1135571531)

8:30 a.m.
Knot traces and concordance.
Allison N. Miller*, University of Texas, Austin
Lisa Piccirillo, University of Texas, Austin
(1135571349)

9:00 a.m.
Strong functoriality for KhovanovFloer theories.
Adam R Saltz*, University of Georgia
(1135571077)

9:30 a.m.
Leftorderable $3$manifold groups, taut foliations and contact structures.
Steve Boyer, UQAM
Ying Hu*, UQAM/McGill
(1135572942)

10:00 a.m.
Long flat virtual knots and its associated graded space.
Karene Chu*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1135571625)

10:30 a.m.
KhovanovRozansky homology and Hilbert schemes.
Eugene Gorsky*, University of California, Davis
Andrei Negut, MIT
Jacob Rasmussen, Cambridge University
(113557291)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Analysis of Numerical Methods of Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 29C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sara Pollock, Wright State University
Leo Rebholz, Clemson University rebholz@clemson.edu

8:00 a.m.
Transient Waves in Piezoelectric Media: Analysis, Simulation, and Control.
Harbir Antil, George Mason University
Thomas S Brown*, University of Delaware
Francisco Javier Sayas, University of Delaware
(113565264)

8:30 a.m.
A Phase Field Model for Nematic Liquid Crystal Droplets.
Amanda E. Diegel*, Louisiana State University
Shawn W. Walker, Louisiana State University
(113565774)

9:00 a.m.
Discretely entropy stable discontinuous Galerkin methods.
Jesse Chan*, Rice University
(113565476)

9:30 a.m.
A Synthetic Turbulence Generation Model for WallBounded Shear Flows Based on Resolvent Analysis.
Keith J Galvin*, Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
(1135352151)

10:00 a.m.
A Phase Field Model for Polycrystallization Processes in Binary Mixtures.
R H Hoppe, University of Houston
Rahul Kumar, University of Houston
Natasha S Sharma*, University of Texas at El Paso
James Winkle, University of Houston
(1135652371)

10:30 a.m.
Numerical Studies of NavierStokesalpha model.
Monika Neda*, University of Nevada Las Vegas  UNLV
Sean Breckling, US Air Force Institute of Technology
(1135651203)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Research in Improving Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Education: Examples Supported by the National Science Foundation's IUSE: EHR Program
Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ron Buckmire, NSF, Directorate for Education & Human Resources, Division of Undergraduate Education rbuckmir@nsf.gov
Sandra Richardson, NSF, Directorate for Education & Human Resources, Division of Undergraduate Education
Lee Zia, NSF, Directorate for Education & Human Resources, Division of Undergraduate Education
Karen Keene, National Science Foundation

8:00 a.m.
A National Consortium for Synergistic Undergraduate Mathematics via Multiinstitutional Interdisciplinary Teaching Partnerships (SUMMITP).
Susan L. Ganter*, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
Jack Bookman, Duke University
Rhonda Ellis, Norfolk State University
Rebecca Segal, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1135AE1873)

8:30 a.m.
CuratedCourses in Mathematics.
Petra BonfertTaylor*, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
Sarah Eichhorn, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin
Jim Fowler, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
David Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
(1135AE1352)

9:00 a.m.
The Teaching Experience for Undergraduates (TEU) Summer Program: an immersive experience in mathematics pedagogy for students from liberal arts colleges interested in exploring a career in teaching.
Victor J. Donnay*, Department of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College
Ellie Goldberg, Director of Mathematics Education, Teaching Experience for Undergraduates at Brown University
(1135AE1767)

9:30 a.m.
Assessing the Impact of the Emporium Model on Student Persistence and Dispositional Learning by Transforming Faculty Culture.
Kathy CousinsCooper*, North Carolina A&T State University
Dominic P. Clemence, North Carolina A&T State University
Katrina N. Staley, North Carolina A&T State University
(1135AE2259)

10:00 a.m.
Applied and Computational Mathematics: A New Degree for 21st Century Discovery and Innovation.
Jeffrey C Humpherys*, Brigham Young University
Tyler J Jarvis, Brigham Young University
(1135AE3085)

10:30 a.m.
Broadening the impact and evaluating the effectiveness of simulationbased curricula for introductory statistics.
Nathan Tintle*, Dordt College
(1135AE2965)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Processes, Stochastic Optimization and Control, Numerics and Applications, II
Room 30D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Hongwei Mei, University of Central Florida
Zhixin Yang, Ball State University
Quan Yuan, Ball State University
Guangliang Zhao, GE Global Research dr.gzhao@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Optimal Stopping of TwoTime Scale Markovian Systems.
Qing Zhang, The University of Georgia
Caojin Zhang*, Wayne State University
George Yin, Wayne State University
(113593626)

8:30 a.m.
Ergodic Control of LinearQuadratic Stochastic Systems.
Hongwei Mei*, University of Kansas
Jiongmin Yong, University of Central Florida
(1135603061)

9:00 a.m.
MeanVariance Defined Contribution Pension Management under Bounded Rationality.
Zhixin Yang*, Ball State University
Zhuo Jin, University of Melbourne
(1135601286)

9:30 a.m.
Global stability for a system of HIV epidemic stochastic model with treatments.
Olusegun Michael Otunuga*, Marshall University
(1135601066)

10:00 a.m.
An almost sure central limit theorem for autoregressive processes.
Adina Oprisan*, Canisius College
(1135601075)

10:30 a.m.
A Hölder inequality for norms of Gamma Wick products.
Aurel I Stan*, The Ohio State University at Marion
Florin Catrina, St. John's University
(113560331)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Data Analysis, II
Room 6E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Henry Adams, Colorado State University henry.adams@colostate.edu
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Mikael VejdemoJohansson, CUNY College of Staten Island

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Visualization in Mathematics: Perspectives of Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators, I
Room 30C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Allen Keene, North Carolina State University
Mile Krajcevski, University of South Florida mile@mail.usf.edu

8:00 a.m.
Nurturing Preservice Elementary Teachers' Creative Mathematical Thinking.
Mara Alagic*, Wichita State University
(1135972680)

8:30 a.m.
Kinesthetic Activities.
Corinne A. Manogue*, Department of Physics, Oregon State University
Tevian Dray, Dept of Mathematics, Oregon State University
(1135971948)

9:00 a.m.
Automated Grading of Sketched Graphs in Introductory Calculus Courses.
Paulina Chin*, Maplesoft
Louise Krmpotic, Maplesoft
(1135971484)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematical visualization using Wikki Stix, yarn, or pipe cleaners.
Julie Barnes*, Western Carolina University
(113597276)

10:00 a.m.
Assimilation, Accommodation, and Graphing in R3.
Allison J Dorko*, Oklahoma State University
(113597319)

10:30 a.m.
Visualization: Constructing what is "out there".
Kevin C. Moore*, University of Georgia
(11359739)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology, I
Room 33B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Bahar Acu, Northwestern University baharacu@gmail.com
Ziva Myer, Duke University
Yu Pan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Arts and Mathematics: The Interface, III
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Art and Recreation Based on Kite Tiling Rosettes.
Robert W Fathauer*, Tessellations Company
(1135F1741)

8:20 a.m.
A Methodology for Creating Fractal Islamic Patterns.
Phil Webster*, Phil Webster Design
(1135F12937)

8:40 a.m.
Mathematics in Persian Art II.
Samaneh G. Hamidi*, Brigham Young University
(1135F1909)

9:00 a.m.
Quantifying the Center of Attention (CA) for Describing Dance Choreography.
Karl H. Schaffer*, De Anza College
Joseph Thie, University of Tennessee
Kasia Williams, HarvardWestlake School
(1135F13149)

9:20 a.m.
A Truncated Octahedron in Dance, Art, Music, and Beyond.
Debra K Borkovitz*, Wheelock College
Karl Schaffer, De Anza College
(1135F11851)

9:40 a.m.
Math as Design Engine: Leveraging mathematics to create 3D printed art.
Laura Taalman*, James Madison University
(1135F12886)

10:00 a.m.
Evolving Paintings with Sequences of Coordinate Transforms in 2D and 3D.
Leo S Bleicher*, San Diego, CA
(1135F1897)

10:20 a.m.
Hypar Zonohedra.
Eve Torrence*, RandolphMacon College
(1135F11910)

10:40 a.m.
Harnessing chaos for generative art and an unusual packing problem.
Gary R Greenfield*, University of Richmond
(1135F1235)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Teaching and Learning, I
Room 4, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Eric Kahn, Bloomsburg University
Brian P. Katz, Augustana College briankatz@augustana.edu
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

8:00 a.m.
Creating an InquiryBased Experience Online.
Mairead K Greene*, Rockhurst University
(1135D51324)

8:20 a.m.
Fostering engagement and inquiry in a linear algebra class.
Ekaterina Lioutikova*, University of Saint Joseph (CT)
(1135D51956)

8:40 a.m.
Experiment, conjecture and ...
Daniel Dobbs*, Trine University
(1135D52441)

9:00 a.m.
It's the little differences.
Ryan Gantner*, St. John Fisher College
Erica Johnson, St. John Fisher College
(1135D52566)

9:20 a.m.
Active First Semester Calculus.
Benjamin Wilson*, Stevenson University
(1135D52024)

9:40 a.m.
Is it still called a textbook if it is for an IBL course?
Mona Mocanasu*, MSU Denver
(1135D51785)

10:00 a.m.
Open Educational Resources and InquiryBased Learning: Bogart's Combinatorics through Guided Discovery Gets New Life.
Mitchel T. Keller*, Washington and Lee University
Oscar Levin, University of Northern Colorado
Kent E. Morrison, American Institute of Mathematics
(1135D5623)

10:20 a.m.
JIBLM  yes, the IBL material you developed does count toward tenure!
W. Ted Mahavier*, Lamar University
(1135D51182)

10:40 a.m.
Using multivariable mathematical modeling activities to facilitate inquirybased teaching and learning: the derivation of Ampere's Law.
Gabriella Harris*, Towson University
Kimberly Corum, Towson University
(1135D51019)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mentoring
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:00 a.m.
Mentoring Students through Computational Science Research Projects: Report on the iPics SSTEM grant program.
Thomas R Hagedorn*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The College of New Jersey
Monisha S Pulimood, Department of Computer Science, The College of New Jersey
(1135VE154)

8:15 a.m.
The Effectiveness of a Mentoring Program at a Small Liberal Arts University.
Ronald L Merritt*, Athens State University
(1135VE55)

8:30 a.m.
EQUIPing freshmen STEM majors through the EQUIP program.
Fumiko Futamura*, Southwestern University
Alison Marr, Southwestern University
(1135VE2408)

8:45 a.m.
A Peer Facilitation Model in Precalculus for Increasing Participation in STEM Fields.
Emily Gismervig*, University of Washington Bothell
Cinnamon Hillyard, University of Washington Bothell
Kathryn Mitchell, University of Washington Bothell
(1135VE2565)

9:00 a.m.
The Successes and Challenges of Creating a Community of Best Practices for Math Faculty.
Elizabeth W Schott*, Florida SouthWestern State College
Laurice L Garrett, Florida SouthWestern State College
(1135VE2717)

9:15 a.m.
Association for Women in Mathematics Mentoring Network  Supporting Female Mathematics Majors throughout their Undergraduate Career.
Francesca Bernardi*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Katrina Morgan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1135VE3024)

9:30 a.m.
Using Undergraduate Coach/Mentors in an Online Bridge Program for QR and STEM Preparation.
James S Rolf, Yale University
John Hall*, Yale University
(1135VE3057)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Introductory Mathematics, I
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:00 a.m.
Using Activities based on Original Sources in a General Education Mathematics Course.
Cynthia J Huffman*, Pittsburg State University
(1135VI137)

8:15 a.m.
Desmos.com A free online graphing tool for developing classroom activities!
Katie Pridemore*, Valencia College
(1135VI217)

8:30 a.m.
Cryptography as a gateway to core mathematics.
Javad Namazi*, Fairleigh Dickinson University
(1135VI282)

8:45 a.m.
Developing Percents Skills in College Students.
Olaseni T. Fadipe*, Central Michigan University
Katrina L PiatekJimenez, Central Michigan University
(1135VI423)

9:00 a.m.
1H3W for the Teaching of Beginning Algebra.
Shumei C Richman*, Midlands Technical College
(1135VI516)

9:15 a.m.
Using the Coin Jumping Puzzle to Introduce Students to Polya's Four Phases of Problem Solving.
Jay A Malmstrom*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1135VI559)

9:30 a.m.
Enhancing Student Engagement by Using Technology Based Interactive Teaching.
Tumulesh K Solanky*, University of New Orleans
(1135VI564)

9:45 a.m.
What is 1/2 plus 1/3 ?
Rad Dimitric*, CUNY
(1135VI918)

10:00 a.m.
Helping and Advancing College Algebra Students.
Heather Pierce*, Emmanuel College
(1135VI1555)

10:15 a.m.
The Theme of Observation in a Geometry Course.
James Morrow*, Mount Holyoke College
(1135VI1570)

10:30 a.m.
The Importance and Joy of Teaching an "Ideas in Mathematics" Class.
Igor V Minevich*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1135VI1713)

10:45 a.m.
(Co)Sine clock.
L. Franklin Kemp*, Collin College, Plano Texas
(1135VI737)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Philosophy of Mathematics as Actually Practiced
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sally Cockburn, Hamilton College
Thomas Drucker, University of WisconsinWhitewater
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University (emerita) bgold@monmouth.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Eroding Foundation of Mathematics.
David M Shane*, Methodist University
(1135A5144)

8:30 a.m.
When Physicists Teach Mathematics.
James Henderson*, Penn State Behrend
(1135A5362)

9:00 a.m.
Hardy, Bishop, and making hay.
Daniel C. Sloughter*, Furman University
(1135A5609)

9:30 a.m.
Fictionalism, Constructive Empiricism, and the Semantics of Mathematical Language.
Jae Yong John Park*, New York, NY
(1135A5301)

10:00 a.m.
GianCarlo Rota and the Phenomenology of Mathematics.
Chandra KethiReddy*, University of Central Florida
(1135A5814)

10:30 a.m.
Does Inclusivity Matter in Mathematical Practice?
sarahmarie belcastro*, MathILy / Smith College
(1135A51883)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME), III
Room 14B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stacy Brown, California State Polytechnic University
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech mwawro@vt.edu
Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College

8:00 a.m.
Instructors and students' uses of dynamic textbooks: What is new?
Angeliki Mali*, School of Education, University of Michigan
Vilma Mesa, School of Education, University of Michigan
(1135J52277)

8:20 a.m.
Improving STEM Education Through Departmental Action Teams.
Mary E. Pilgrim*, Colorado State University
Daniel Reinholz, San Diego State University
Joel Corbo, The University of Colorado
(1135J5111)

8:40 a.m.
GTA Professional Development: Lessons Learned from a NonSTEM Department.
Gabriela Maria Hernandez*, Colorado State University
Mary E Pilgrim, Colorado State University
(1135J5403)

9:00 a.m.
Justification of an invariant relationship between two quantities: Coordinating quantities vs. steepness of tangent lines.
Halil I. Tasova*, University of Georgia
Kevin C. Moore, University of Georgia
(1135J51148)

9:20 a.m.
The ways the discourse around various teaching practices change as graduate teaching assistants engage with professional development.
Hayley Milbourne*, San Diego State University
Susan Nickerson, San Diego State University
(1135J52053)

9:40 a.m.
Linear Algebra Students' Ability to Create a Meaningful Visualization of Objects.
Deniz Kardes Birinci*, University of South Florida
Mile Krajcevski, University of South Florida
Ruthmae Sears, University of South Florida
(1135J52588)

10:00 a.m.
An Activity Theory Approach to Mediating the Development of Metacognitive Norms During Problem Solving.
Emilie R Hancock*, University of Northern Colorado
(1135J5618)

10:20 a.m.
Capturing the Mathematical Content in College Algebra Instruction Through the Lenses of Three Observation Protocols.
Claire Gibbons*, Oregon State University
(1135J52857)

10:40 a.m.
Mathematics PhD students' interpretation of explanatory proofs.
Eyob S Demeke*, California State University Los Angeles
(1135J5333)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Advancement of Open Educational Resources, I
Room 31C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Benjamin Atchinson, Framingham State University batchison@framingham.edu

8:00 a.m.
Open Source in Teaching Statistics.
D Scott Dillery*, Lindsey Wilson College
(1135P12663)

8:20 a.m.
Asynchronous Online Office Hours with WeBWorK.
K. Andrew Parker*, CUNY New York City College of Technology
(1135P12878)

8:40 a.m.
A new openaccess, opensource linear algebra textbook.
David Austin*, Department of Mathematics, Grand Valley State University
(1135P12123)

9:00 a.m.
Using CuratedCourses to match OER to other OER.
Petra BonfertTaylor, Dartmouth
Sarah Eichhorn, University of Texas at Austin
David Farmer*, American Institute of Mathematics
Jim Fowler, The Ohio State University
(1135P12433)

9:20 a.m.
Open Textbooks at Grand Valley State University.
Steven Schlicker*, Grand Valley State University
(1135P12570)

9:40 a.m.
Ten Years in Ten Minutes: Surveying the OER Movement in Mathematics.
Kent E Morrison*, American Institute of Mathematics
(1135P11964)

10:00 a.m.
How We Got From There to Here: An Open Source Introductory Real Analysis Text.
Robert R Rogers*, SUNY Fredonia
Eugene Boman, The Pennsylvania State University  Harrisburg Campus
(1135P13182)

10:20 a.m.
Using OER's to Create a Prerequisite Course for College Algebra.
Jeff Zeager*, Lorain County Community College
(1135P12645)

10:40 a.m.
A 21st century Foundations text.
Joseph E. Fields*, Southern Connecticut State University
(1135P12690)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations, I
Room 14A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Christopher S. Goodrich, Creighton Preparatory School cgood@prep.creighton.edu
Beverly H. West, Cornell University

8:00 a.m.
Inspiring engineers to study ordinary differential equations with openended modeling problems.
Karoline Hood*, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Paul Goethals, United Sates Military Academy (USMA)
(1135C5153)

8:20 a.m.
Web based lectures for ODEs with Interactivity.
Stephen H Sapertone*, George Mason University
(1135C5280)

8:40 a.m.
What happens when you periodically force a nonlinear oscillator?
James Walsh*, Oberlin College
(1135C5425)

9:00 a.m.
Standardsbased grading for ordinary differential equations.
Jakob Kotas*, University of Portland
(1135C5903)

9:20 a.m.
Verifying OneDimensional Groundwater Flow with Incomplete Data.
Michael A. Karls*, Ball State University
(1135C51438)

9:40 a.m.
Differential Equations and the United States Census Data.
Jean Marie Linhart*, Central Washington University
(1135C51504)

10:00 a.m.
Slopes: An Interactive App for Exploring Differential Equations.
Timothy A Lucas*, Pepperdine University
(1135C51579)

10:20 a.m.
An algorithm founded in intuition: Guiding students to reinvent Euler's Method.
Justin Dunmyre*, Frostburg State University
Nicholas Fortune, North Carolina State University
Karen Keene, North Carolina State University
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University
(1135C51668)

10:40 a.m.
Teaching ODEs with dynamics.
Alexander M. Gofen*, San Francisco, CA
(1135C51812)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Advances in Finite Element Approximation
Room 11A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Constantin Bacuta, University of Delaware bacuta@udel.edu
Ana Maria Soane, United States Naval Academy soane@usna.edu

8:00 a.m.
Computational modeling of problems on domains with small holes.
Ivo Babuska, University of Texas at Austin
Ana Maria Soane*, United States Naval Academy
Manil Suri, University of Maryland Baltimore County
(1135652920)

8:25 a.m.
New Finite Element Methods for 3D Anisotropic Singular Solutions.
Hengguang Li*, Wayne State University
(1135651292)

8:50 a.m.
A multirate decoupling scheme for transient coupled surfacesubsurface flows.
Prince Chidyagwai*, Loyola University Maryland
(1135651329)

9:15 a.m.
Some Iterative Algorithms for Biot Equations and Applications in Biomechanics.
Mingchao Cai*, Morgan State University
Guoping Zhang, Morgan State University
(1135651807)

9:40 a.m.
Saddle point least squares methods for first order systems.
Constantin Bacuta*, University of Delaware
Jacob Jacavage, University of Delaware
(1135652521)

10:05 a.m.
A Nonconforming Saddle Point Least Squares Approach for Elliptic Interface Problems.
Jacob Jacavage*, University of Delaware
Constantin Bacuta, University of Delaware
(113565776)

10:30 a.m.
Computable error estimates for finite element approximations of elliptic partial differential equations with rough stochastic data.
Eric Joseph Hall*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
H\r{a}kon Hoel, EPFL
Mattias Sandberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Anders Szepessy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Raul Tempone, KAUST
(113565546)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Panel
Teaching Mathematics Content to Prospective Elementary Teachers: Strategies and Opportunities
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Lynn C. Hart, Georgia State University lhart@gsu.edu
Panelists:
Christine Browning, Western Michigan University
Ziv Feldman, Boston University
Lynn C. Hart, Georgia State University
Jennifer Holm, University of Alberta
Susan Oesterle, Douglas College

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Exhibit Hall A, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:20 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching Practices in Number Theory, II
Room 15B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Patrick Rault, University of Arizona
Thomas Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey hagedorn@tcnj.edu
Mark Kozek, Whittier College

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMSMAA Grad School Fair
Undergrads! Take this opportunity to meet representatives from mathematical science graduate programs.
Exhibit Hall B2, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Toy models.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Tadashi Tokieda*, University of Cambridge
(1135A0156)

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
0,1Laws and pseudofiniteness of $\aleph_0$categorical theories.
Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Cameron Donnay Hill*, Wesleyan University
(113503842)

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part B
Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in Mathematics Courses
Room 28A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida
Jill E. Guerra, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Laurie Lenz, Marymount University

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part B
Teaching Introductory Statistics Using the Guidelines from the American Statistical Association
Room 28C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Carolyn K. Cuff, Westminster College

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMS Panel
Historical Chief Editors of the Notices
Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Frank Morgan, American Mathematical Society fmorgan@williams.edu
Panelists:
Harold Boas,
Tony Knapp,
Steve Krantz,
Andy Magid,
Frank Morgan, American Mathematical Society
Hugo Rossi,

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel
The New AP Calculus Curriculum  The First Round of Testing
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
James Sellers, Pennsylvania State University jxs23@psu.edu
Panelists:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Stephen Davis, Davidson College
Ben Hendrik, College Board
James Sellers, Pennsylvania State University

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, III
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

Friday January 12, 2018, 9:55 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Project NExT Panel
You Can Lead a Horse to Water... : Nurturing Motivation in the Classroom
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Kyle Golenbiewski, University of North Alabama
Emily Olson, Millikin University
Marcos Ortiz, Grinnell College
Scott Zinzer, Aurora University
Panelists:
Jacqueline JensenVallin, Lamar University
Karen Saxe, Macalester College
Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg University

Friday January 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Nonelementary classification theory.
Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Sebastien Vasey*, Harvard University
(113503193)

Friday January 12, 2018, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Emergent phenomena in random structures and algorithms.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Dana Randall*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(11350027)

Friday January 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Radical Dash Prize Session
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stacey Muir, University of Scranton
Janine Janoski, Kings College

Friday January 12, 2018, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Wow, so many minimal surfaces!
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
André Neves*, University of Chicago
(11350034)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture III
Proving analytic inequalities.
Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Avi Wigderson*, Institute for Advanced Study
(1135683232)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Current Events Bulletin
Room 6E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Eisenbud, MSRI and UC Berkeley de@msri.org

1:00 p.m.
Materials and mathematics.
Richard D. James*, University of Minnesota
(113582102)

2:00 p.m.
How complicated are polynomials in many variables?
Craig L. Huneke*, University of Virginia
(1135133255)

3:00 p.m.
From Newton to NavierStokes, or how to connect fluid mechanics equations from microscopic to macroscopic scales.
Isabelle Gallagher*, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
(1135351693)

4:00 p.m.
The Cap Set Conjecture, the polynomial method, and applications (after CrootLevPach, EllenbergGijswijt, and others).
Joshua A. Grochow*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1135052051)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Lecture for Students
HOW MANY DEGREES ARE IN A MARTIAN CIRCLE? And other human (and nonhuman) questions one should ask about everyday mathematics.
Room 6C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
James Tanton*, Mathematical Association of America
(1135A0159)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Operator Algebras, I
Room 33A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Marcel Bischoff, Vanderbilt University
Ian Charlesworth, University of California, Los Angeles
Brent Nelson, University of California, Berkeley brent@math.berkeley.edu
Sarah Reznikoff, Kansas State University

1:00 p.m.
Separable exact C$^\ast$algebras nonisomorphic to their opposite algebras.
Maria Grazia Viola*, Lakehead University
(1135972293)

1:30 p.m.
A von Neumanntype inequality with universal C*algebras.
Kristin Courtney*, University of Virginia
(1135471455)

2:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.
Maximal amenable subalgebras in $q$Gaussian factors.
Sandeepan Parekh*, Vanderbilt University
Koichi Shimada, Kyoto University
Chenxu Wen, University of California, Riverside
(1135461859)

3:00 p.m.
Orthogonal free quantum group factors are strongly 1bounded.
Michael Brannan*, Texas A&M University
Roland Vergnioux, University of Caen
(1135461494)

3:30 p.m.
Basic examples of bifree product.
Wonhee Na*, Texas A&M University
(1135472196)

4:00 p.m.
A weaklydefined derivation $\delta^D_w$ and kernels of $(\delta^D_w)^n$.
Lara Ismert*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135472536)

4:30 p.m.
Free transport for interpolated free group factors.
Michael Hartglass*, Santa Clara University
Brent Nelson, UC Berkeley
(1135462179)

5:00 p.m.
Two new settings for examples of von Neumann dimension.
Lauren C. Ruth*, University of California, Riverside
(1135461608)

5:30 p.m.
An angle between intermediate subfactors and its rigidity.
Keshab Chandra Bakshi, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Sayan Das, Vanderbilt University
Zhengwei Liu*, Harvard University
Yunxiang Ren, Tennessee state university
(1135461316)

6:00 p.m.
The geometry of conformal nets.
James Tener*, UC Santa Barbara
(1135812035)

6:30 p.m.
Joint spectral distributions in finite von Neumann algebras.
Ian Charlesworth, University of California  San Diega
Ken Dykema*, Texas A&M University
Fedor Sukochev, University of New South Wales
Dmitriy Zanin, University of New South Wales
(1135471995)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Dynamics, II
Room 16A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert L. Benedetto, Amherst College
Benjamin Hutz, Saint Louis University
Jamie Juul, Amherst College jjuul@amherst.edu
Bianca Thompson, Harvey Mudd College

1:00 p.m.
Böttcher coordinates for onedimensional superattracting germs over nonarchimedean fields.
Joseph H Silverman*, Mathematics Department, Brown University
Adriana Salerno, Department of Mathematics, Bates College
(113537181)

1:30 p.m.
A nonarchimedean $\lambda$lemma and Jstability.
Thomas Silverman*, Brown University
(1135371118)

2:00 p.m.
Idempotent relations for periodic point counts over finite fields.
Laura S. Walton*, Brown University
(113511568)

2:30 p.m.
Bounded height in families of dynamical systems.
Khoa Dang Nguyen*, University of Calgary
(1135111240)

3:00 p.m.
Equidistribution and preperiodic points for families of rational maps.
Niki Myrto Mavraki*, University of British Columbia
Hexi Ye, Zhejiang University
(1135111801)

3:30 p.m.
Sylvester sums of compound sequence semigroup complements.
T. Alden Gassert*, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Caleb Shor, Western New England University
(1135142624)

4:00 p.m.
Dynamical Belyi Maps.
Jacqueline Anderson*, Bridgewater State University
(1135111782)

4:30 p.m.
A finiteness theorem for specializations of dynatomic polynomials.
David Krumm*, Colby College
(113511689)

5:00 p.m.
Arboreal finite index for cubic polynomials.
Andrew Bridy*, Texas A&M University
Thomas J. Tucker, University of Rochester
(113537183)

5:30 p.m.
Cubic and higher degree arboreal Galois representations.
TJ Combs, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Michelle Manes*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(1135112809)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Commutative Algebra and Polytopes, II
Room 16B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert Davis, Michigan State University davisr@math.msu.edu
Liam Solus, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
A lower bound theorem for centrally symmetric simplicial polytopes.
Steven Klee*, Seattle University
Eran Nevo, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Isabella Novik, University of Washington
Hailun Zheng, MSRI
(1135051358)

1:30 p.m.
The DehnSomerville relations and the Catalan matroid.
Anastasia M Chavez*, University fo California, Davis
Nicole Yamzon, San Jose State University
(113505537)

2:00 p.m.
Uniqueness of BerlineVergne's valuation.
Federico Castillo, MSRI/University of Kansas
Fu Liu*, University of California, Davis
(1135521102)

2:30 p.m.
Combinatorial aspects of Noncrossing and $R$polytopes.
Carolina Benedetti V.*, Universidad de los Andes
(1135051385)

3:00 p.m.
Schurpositivity of Gessel's tree symmetric function and the Catalan arrangement.
Ira M. Gessel, Brandeis University
Sean T. Griffin, University of Washington, Seattle
Vasu V. Tewari*, University of Washington, Seattle
(1135051681)

3:30 p.m.
Crystallizing the Schur Qfunctions.
Maria Monks Gillespie*, University of California, Davis
Jake Levinson, University of Washington
Kevin Purbhoo, University of Waterloo
(1135051283)

4:00 p.m.
Betti numbers and antilecture hall compositions of random threshold graphs.
Alexander Engström, Aalto University
Christian Go, National University of Singapore
Matthew T. Stamps*, YaleNUS College
(113505975)

4:30 p.m.
A random model for algebraic curves, with a threshold for CohenMacaulayness.
Bruno Benedetti*, University of Miami
(1135052028)

5:00 p.m.
Augmented Hilbert series of numerical semigroups.
Jeske Glenn, University of Oregon
Christopher ONeill*, University of California Davis
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Benjamin Sepanski, Baylor University
(113505591)

5:30 p.m.
Partially Magic Labelings and the Antimagic Graph Conjecture.
Maryam Farahmand*, UC Berkeley
(1135521984)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Diophantine Approximation and Analytic Number Theory in Honor of Jeffrey Vaaler, I
Room 17B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Shabnam Akhtari, University of Oregon
Lenny Fukshansky, Claremont McKenna College lenny@cmc.edu
Clayton Petsche, Oregon State University

1:00 p.m.
The Convolution Square Root of $1$.
Harold G Diamond*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(113511727)

1:30 p.m.
Fourier optimization and primes gaps.
Emanuel Carneiro*, IMPA  Rio de Janeiro
(113511970)

2:00 p.m.
Iteration in the Ideal Sieve.
Sidney W. Graham*, Central Michigan University
(1135112144)

2:30 p.m.
New Trigonometric Extremal Problems Related to Pair Correlations.
Hugh L. Montgomery*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1135111321)

3:00 p.m.
Counting reducible polynomials.
Robert Grizzard*, Lafayette College
(1135111954)

3:30 p.m.
Height bounds under splitting conditions.
Paul Fili*, Oklahoma State University
Lukas Pottmeyer, Universitat DuisburgEssen
(1135111973)

4:00 p.m.
Multiplicatively dependent vectors of algebraic numbers.
Cameron Stewart*, University of Waterloo
Francesco Pappalardi, Universita Roma Tre
Min Sha, University of New South Wales
Igor Shparlinski, University of New South Wales
(1135111371)

4:30 p.m.
Heights in Function Fields: An Application to the Geometry of Curves.
Jeffrey Lin Thunder*, Northern Illinois University
(1135112118)

5:00 p.m.
On parametric geometry of numbers.
Wolfgang M. Schmidt*, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1135111238)

5:30 p.m.
Applications of Orthogonality within NonArchimedean and Human Contexts.
Edward B. Burger*, Southwestern University
(1135111173)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Emergent Phenomena in Discrete Models, I
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Dana Randall, Georgia Institute of Technology randall@cc.gatech.edu
Andrea Richa, Arizona State University

1:00 p.m.
Distributed Algorithms in Biological Systems: The Diverse Architectures of Natural Computation.
Theodore P. Pavlic*, Arizona State University
(1135922552)

1:30 p.m.
Local Stochastic Algorithms for Compression and Shortcut Bridging in Programmable Matter.
Andrea W. Richa*, Arizona State University
Sarah Cannon, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joshua J. Daymude, Arizona State University
Dana Randall, Georgia Institute of Technology
Marta Andres Arroyo, University of Granada, Spain
(1135602786)

2:00 p.m.
Estimating the entropy of activity in excitable networks.
Daniel B Larremore*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Vidit Agrawal, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Andrew B Cowley, University of Colorado, Boulder
Woodrow L Shew, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Juan G Restrepo, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1135373065)

2:30 p.m.
A neural algorithm for similarity search.
Saket Navlakha*, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Charles F. Stevens, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Sanjoy Dasgupta, University of California, San Diego
(1135681959)

3:00 p.m.
Hardness of computing and approximating predicates and functions with leaderless population protocols.
David Doty*, University of California, Davis
(1135682662)

3:30 p.m.
Algorithmic SelfAssembly of DNA.
Erik Winfree*, California Institute of Technology
(1135682297)

4:00 p.m.
Limiting behavior of 3color excitable media on arbitrary graphs.
Hanbaek Lyu*, The Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics
Janko Gravner, University of California, Davis, Deaprtment of Mathematics
David Sivakoff, The Ohio State University, Department of Statistics and Mathematics
(113560811)

4:30 p.m.
The nonlocality of graph coloring.
David Galvin*, University of Notre Dame
(1135051350)

5:00 p.m.
Dyadic Tilings and Phase Transitions.
Sarah Cannon*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1135682855)

5:30 p.m.
Topological defects and entropic forces in tilings and colorings.
Cristopher Moore*, Santa Fe Institute
(1135052510)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part B
Flipping your Mathematics Course using Open Educational Resources
Room 28A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Sarah Eichhorn, University of California, Irvine
David Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
Jim Fowler, The Ohio State University
Petra Taylor, Dartmouth University

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Analysis, I
Room 7A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Davi Maximo, University of Pennsylvania dmaxim@math.upenn.edu
Lu Wang, University of WisconsinMadison
Xin Zhou, University of California Santa Barbara

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part B
How to Run Successful Math Circles for Students and Teachers
Room 28B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Jane Long, Stephen F. Austin State University
Brianna Donaldson, American Institute of Mathematics
Gabriella Pinter, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver and National Association of Math Circles

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, II
Room 33C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Goldberg, Purdue University
Phil Kutzko, University of Iowa philipkutzko@uiowa.edu

1:00 p.m.
The geometry of leukemic proliferation.
Reginald L. McGee*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Gregory K. Behbehani, The Ohio State University
Kevin R. Coombes, The Ohio State University
(1135922150)

1:30 p.m.
Results concerning the spectrum of Noetherian rings.
Cory H Colbert*, Williams College
(1135132011)

2:00 p.m.
Holomorphic Sectional Curvature and its Friends on Complex Manifolds.
Angelynn R Alvarez*, State University of New York at Potsdam
(1135531891)

2:30 p.m.
A mathematical approach to understanding the vibrations within a block subjected to freezing rocking.
Julia AndersonLee*, Iowa State University
Scott Hansen, Iowa State University
Sri Sritharan, Iowa State University
(1135351787)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:30 p.m.
A Method for Explicit Solution Formulas for Integrable Evolution Equations in 2+1 Dimensions.
Alicia Machuca*, Texas Woman's University
(1135351752)

4:00 p.m.
Totally Reflexive Modules.
Denise A Rangel Tracy*, Central Connecticut State University
(1135131517)

4:30 p.m.
Direct Method for Reconstructing Inclusions from Electrostatic Data.
Isaac Harris*, Texas A&M University
William Rundell, Texas A&M University
(1135351313)

5:00 p.m.
A new principal rank characteristic sequence.
Xavier MartinezRivera*, Auburn University
(1135151263)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Markov Chains, Markov Processes and Applications, I
Room 29D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Alan Krinik, California State Polytechnic University ackrinik@cpp.edu
Randall J. Swift, California State Polytechnic University

1:00 p.m.
Cutoff for the randomtorandom card shuffle.
Megan Bernstein*, Georgia Tech
Evita Nestoridi, Princeton University
(113560530)

1:30 p.m.
Cutoff for a stratified random walk on the hypercube, related to a mysterious random walk on invertible matrices modulo 2.
Yuval Peres*, Microsoft Research
(1135601635)

2:00 p.m.
Matrix Properties of a Class of BirthDeath Chains and Processes.
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Uyen Nguyen, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ali Oudich, University of California, Irvine
Pedram Ostadhassanpanjehali, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Luis Cervantes, California State University, Long Beach
Chon In Luk, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Matthew McDonough, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jeffrey Yeh, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Lyheng Phey, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1135601551)

2:30 p.m.
Random Walks in the Quarter Plane with TimeVarying Periodic Transition Rates.
Barbara H Margolius*, Cleveland State University
L Felipe Martins, Cleveland State University
(11356022)

3:00 p.m.
Favorite sites of a persistent random walk on $\mathbb{Z}$.
Steven Noren*, Iowa State University
Arka Ghosh, Iowa State University
Alex Roitershtein, Iowa State University
(1135601071)

3:30 p.m.
The flashing Brownian ratchet and Parrondo's paradox.
Stewart N. Ethier*, University of Utah
Jiyeon Lee, Yeungnam University
(113560998)

4:00 p.m.
Brownian particles interacting through their ranks.
Andrey Sarantsev*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1135601267)

4:30 p.m.
A Winner Plays Model.
Sheldon Ross*, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Yang Cao, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
(113560999)

5:00 p.m.
Dynamics of a PredatorPrey Model through Stochastic Methods.
Diana Curtis*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Jennifer Switkes, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(11356084)

5:30 p.m.
Network conditions for positive recurrence of stochastically modeled reaction networks and mixing times.
Jinsu Kim*, University of WisconsinMadison
David F Anderson, University of WisconsinMadison
(113560311)

6:00 p.m.
Discussion

6:30 p.m.
Persistence of sums of correlated increments and clustering in cellular automata.
Hanbaek Lyu*, The Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics
David Sivakoff, The Ohio State University, Department of Statistics and Mathematics
(113560808)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Natural Resources, II
Room 30A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University henson@andrews.edu
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University

1:00 p.m.
Plants Persistence under Multiple Stressors: Mathematical Modeling Approach.
Benito ChenCharpentier, University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Mathematics
Maria Leite*, University of South Florida St Petersburg, Mathematics and Statistics
Orou Gaoue, University of Hawai at Manoa, Department of Botany
Folashade Agusto, University of Kansas, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
(1135342657)

1:30 p.m.
Dynamics of a Diffusion Reaction PreyPredator Model with Delay in Prey: Effects of Delay and Spatial Components.
Yun Kang*, Arizona State University
C. CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
F. Rao, Nanjing Tech University,
(1135922373)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling the Role of Public Health Education in Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks in Sudan.
Benjamin Levy*, Fitchburg State University
Christina Edholm, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Orou Gaoue, University of Hawaii
Edward Lungu, Botswana International University of Science and Technology
Moathodi Kgosimore, Botswana College of Agriculture
Farai Nyabadza, Stellenbosch University
(1135922488)

2:30 p.m.
Simple approaches to manage natural systems when density dependence can be ignored.
Alan Hastings*, University of California, Davis
(1135921507)

3:00 p.m.
Model projections in model space: Multimodel inference beyond model averaging.
José M Ponciano*, University of Florida
Mark L Taper, University of Florida
(1135621500)

3:30 p.m.
Modeling of technological renovation under environmental uncertainty and resource scarcity.
Yuri Yatsenko*, Houston Baptist University
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University
Selkhan Boranbayev, Eurasian National University
(113591482)

4:00 p.m.
Transient predatorprey cycles in bald eagles and glaucouswinged gulls at Protection Island, Washington.
Eric T. Funasaki*, Sul Ross State University
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University
James L. Hayward, Andrews University
(1135922435)

4:30 p.m.
A mathematical model of NutrientsPhytoplanktonOysters in a bay ecosystem with oyster filtration based on Moser equation.
Najat Ziyadi*, Morgan State University
(1135921569)

5:00 p.m.
A discretetime anthrax epidemic model.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University, Washington DC 20059
Pauline van den Driessche, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
(1135921577)

5:30 p.m.
Validating a TraitBased Model for PredatorPrey Dynamics in a System of Terrestrial Arthropods.
A. N. Laubmeier*, North Carolina State University
(113592676)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Relativity and Geometric Analysis, II
Room 30D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
James Dilts, University of California, San Diego jdilts@ucsd.edu
Michael Holst, University of California, San Diego

1:00 p.m.
Topology and singularities in cosmological spacetimes obeying the null energy condition.
Gregory J Galloway*, University of Miami
Eric Ling, University of Miami
(1135831487)

1:30 p.m.
Asymptotic gluing of shearfree hyperboloidal initial data.
Paul T. Allen*, Lewis & Clark College
James Isenberg, University of Oregon
John M. Lee, University of Washington
Iva Stavrov Allen, Lewis & Clark College
(1135831637)

2:00 p.m.
The effects of selfinteraction on constructing relativistic point particles.
Noah Benjamin, Lewis & Clark College
Iva Stavrov Allen*, Lewis & Clark College
(1135832377)

2:30 p.m.
When do spacetimes have constant mean curvature slices?
James Dilts*, University of California, San Diego
Michael Holst, University of California, San Diego
(1135831921)

3:00 p.m.
Instability of focusing initial data sets in high dimensions.
Bruno Premoselli*, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
(1135831172)

3:30 p.m.
Proof of a Null Penrose Conjecture using a new Quasilocal Mass.
Henri Petrus Roesch*, University of California, Irvine
(1135832031)

4:00 p.m.
IMCF and the Stability of the PMT and RPI.
Brian Allen*, United States Military Academy
(113553142)

4:30 p.m.
A PositiveDefinite Energy Functional for Axially Symmetric Maxwell's Equations on Kerr and Kerrde Sitter Black Holes.
Nishanth Abu Gudapati*, Department of Mathematics, Yale University
(113583816)

5:00 p.m.
Hawking temperature and elliptic curves.
Jonathan Holland*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1135301378)

5:30 p.m.
A Simple Alltime Model for the Birth, Big Bang, and Death of the Universe.
Arthur E Fischer*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(1135832365)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Gravitational Wave Science, II
Room 30C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew Gillette, University of Arizona agillette@math.arizona.edu
Nikki Holtzer, University of Arizona

1:00 p.m.
Conservation laws and asymptotics for linear waves.
Stefanos Aretakis*, Princeton University & University of Toronto
(113583681)

2:00 p.m.
Gravitational Waves and the Aretakis Instability.
Samuel E. Gralla*, University of Arizona
(1135832764)

2:30 p.m.
Microlocal analysis for Kerrde Sitter black holes.
Peter Hintz, University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andras Vasy*, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
(113535430)

3:30 p.m.
The stability of Kerrde Sitter black holes.
Peter Hintz*, University of California, Berkeley
András Vasy, Stanford University
(113535457)

4:00 p.m.
The asymptotically selfsimilar regime for the Einstein vacuum equations.
Yakov ShlapentokhRothman*, Princeton University
(1135351541)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Network Science, II
Room 31A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
David Burstein, Swarthmore College dburste1@swarthmore.edu
Franklin Kenter, United States Naval Academy
Feng Shi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:00 p.m.
A physical model for efficient ranking in networks.
Daniel B Larremore*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Caterina De Bacco, Santa Fe Institute
Cristopher Moore, Santa Fe Institute
(1135912773)

1:30 p.m.
A random walk around the block: personalized PageRank and stochastic block models.
Johan Ugander*, Stanford University
(113568128)

2:00 p.m.
Superresolution community detection for layeraggregated multilayer networks.
Dane Taylor*, Mathematics, University at Buffalo SUNY
Rajmonda Caceres, MIT Lincoln Lab
Peter J Mucha, Mathematics, UNC Chapel Hill
(113582472)

2:30 p.m.
Multilayer Networks and their Applications.
Mason A. Porter*, UCLA
(11359143)

3:30 p.m.
Tools for constructing graphs with fixed degree sequences.
David Burstein*, Swarthmore College
(1135051955)

4:00 p.m.
Random graph models with fixed degree sequences: choices, consequences and irreducibility proofs for sampling.
Joel Nishimura*, Arizona State University
Bailey K Fosdick, Colorado State University
Daniel B Larremore, University Colorado Boulder
Johan Ugander, Stanford University
(1135052207)

4:30 p.m.
An extension of networked dynamical systems suitable for perturbative analysis.
Stephen G. Eubank*, Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Lab, BioInformatics Institute of Virginia Tech
Madhurima Nath, Physics Department and Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech
Yihui Ren, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech
(1135372294)

5:30 p.m.
Transitivity Reinforcement in Coevolving Network Models.
Nishant Malik*, Dartmouth College
HsuanWei Lee, The University of NebraskaLincoln
Feng Shi, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Peter J Mucha, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(113591462)

6:00 p.m.
Structural and Functional Redundancy in Biological Networks.
Alice C. U. Schwarze*, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK
Mason A. Porter, Department of Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jonny Wray, eTherapeutics plc, UK
(1135922811)

6:30 p.m.
Modeling the Influence Structure of a Network with Hawkes Processes.
Steven T. Morse*, U.S. Military Academy
Marta C. Gonzalez, University of CaliforniaBerkeley
Natasha Markuzon, Draper
(113568467)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Algebras and Noncommutative Invariant Theory, II
Room 17A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
James Zhang, University of Washington zhang@math.washington.edu

1:00 p.m.
The colored Jones polynomial as an invariant of $q$Weyl algebras.
Mustafa Hajij, , University of South Florida
Jesse S. F. Levitt*, University of Southern California
(1135163059)

1:30 p.m.
Hopf algebra actions on some ASregular algebras of small dimension.
Luigi Ferraro, Wake Forest University
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
W. Frank Moore*, Wake Forest University
Robert Won, Wake Forest University
(1135162279)

2:00 p.m.
Simple $\mathbb{Z}$graded domains of GelfandKirillov dimension 2.
Robert Won*, Wake Forest University
Calum Spicer, Imperial College London
(1135161396)

2:30 p.m.
Extra special fusion categories.
Henry J Tucker*, UC San Diego
(1135182553)

3:00 p.m.
FrobeniusPerron Theory of Modified ADE Bound Quiver Algebras.
Elizabeth Wicks*, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(1135161989)

3:30 p.m.
Discussing a few Quadratic Quantum $\mathbb P^3$s.
Derek Tomlin*, U. Texas at Arlington
M. Vancliff, U. Texas at Arlington
(1135141893)

4:00 p.m.
Finite generation of cohomology rings of some pointed Hopf algebras in positive characteristic.
Van Cat Nguyen, Hood College
Xingting Wang*, Temple University
Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M University
(1135161208)

4:30 p.m.
On the structure of Connected Hopf Algebras containing a Semisimple Lie Algebra.
Daniel Yee*, Bradley University
(113516916)

5:00 p.m.
Twisted tensor product algebras and resolutions.
Anne V. Shepler, University of North Texas
Sarah Witherspoon*, Texas A&M University
(1135161065)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Evolution Equations of Quantum Physics and Their Topological Solutions, II
Room 30B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stephen Gustafson, University of British Columbia
Israel Michael Sigal, University of Toronto im.sigal@utoronto.ca
Avy Soffer, Rutgers University

1:00 p.m.
BlowUp of Solutions to the PatlakKellerSegel Equation in Dimension $\nu\geq2$.
Heinz Siedentop*, LudwigMaximiliansUniversität München
Li Chen, Universität Mannheim, Germany
(113592442)

2:00 p.m.
Global wellposedness for the DiracKleinGordon system.
Ioan Bejenaru*, University of California San Diego
Sebastian Herr, Bielefeld University
(1135351037)

2:30 p.m.
Title: On the pair excitation function.
M Grillakis, University of Maryland
M Machedon*, University of Maryland
(113535507)

3:00 p.m.
On the dynamics of polarons in the strongcoupling limit.
Marcel Griesemer*, Department of Mathematics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
(1135811909)

3:30 p.m.
Stability of the superselection sectors of Kitaev's abelian quantum double models.
Matthew Cha, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University  East Lansing
Pieter Naaijkens, JARA Institute for Quantum Computing, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bruno Nachtergaele*, Department of Mathematics and Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics, University of California, Davis
(1135811679)

4:00 p.m.
Localization of eigenfunctions on quantum graphs.
Evans M. Harrell*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Anna V. Maltsev, Queen Mary University of London
(1135471589)

4:30 p.m.
Dispersive estimates for density matrices in quantum dynamics and kinetic theory.
Thomas Chen*, University of Texas at Austin
Ryan Denlinger, University of Texas at Austin
Natasa Pavlovic, University of Texas at Austin
(1135822461)

5:00 p.m.
Condensation of fermion pairs in a domain.
Rupert L Frank, California Institute of Technology / LMU Munich
Marius Lemm*, IAS / Harvard University
Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology
(1135811143)

5:30 p.m.
On the Bogoliubov de Gennes Equations.
Li Chen*, University of Toronto
Israel Michael Sigal, University of Toronto
(1135812789)

6:00 p.m.
Dynamics of Large Boson Systems with Attractive Interaction and a Derivation of the Cubic Focusing NLS in $\mathbb{R}^3$.
Jacky J. Chong*, University of Maryland, College Park
(1135703165)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Polyhedra, Commemorating Magnus J. Wenninger
Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Vincent Matsko, University of San Francisco vjmatsko@usfca.edu

1:00 p.m.
Nurturing Geometrical Intuition.
Thomas Q Sibley*, St. John's University, College of St. Benedict
(1135AF206)

1:30 p.m.
Working with Magnus Wenninger.
Vincent J. Matsko*, University of San Francisco
(1135AF2897)

2:00 p.m.
From Impossible to Obvious: Exploring Origami Polyhedra, and Participating in Wenninger's Polyhedron Email List.
Rona Gurkewitz*, Western Connecticut State University
Bennett Arnstein, Grenada Hills, California
(1135AF2181)

2:30 p.m.
Wythoff Polyhedra Construction and its Generalizations.
Vladimir Bulatov*, Shapeways
(1135AF1342)

3:00 p.m.
A Tribute to Magnus Wenninger: A Visual Adventure in Mathematical Thought.
Joseph D Clinton*, Retired
(1135AF634)

3:30 p.m.
Interviewing Magnus Wenninger.
Thomas Banchoff*, Brown University
(1135AF1596)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part B
Reach the World: Writing Math OpEds for a PostTruth Culture
Room 28C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:
Kira Hamman, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto
Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Research from the Rocky MountainGreat Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics, I
Room 29C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver michael.ferrara@ucdenver.edu
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
Paul Horn, University of Denver
Tyrrell McAllister, University of Wyoming

1:00 p.m.
Local Dimension and Size of a Poset.
Jinha Kim, Seoul National University
Ryan R. Martin, Iowa State University
Tomáš Masařík, Charles University
Warren Shull, Emory University
Heather C. Smith*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew Uzzell, Grinnell College
Zhiyu Wang, University of South Carolina
(113505892)

1:30 p.m.
Entire Colorability for a Class of Plane Graphs.
Axel Brandt*, Davidson College
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver
Nathan Graber, University of Colorado Denver
Stephen Hartke, University of Colorado Denver
Sarah Loeb, College of William and Mary
(113505395)

2:00 p.m.
A $(5,5)$coloring of $K_n$ with few colors.
Alex Cameron*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Emily Heath, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(113505813)

2:30 p.m.
Edgecolored saturation for complete graphs.
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver
Daniel Johnston, Grand Valley State University
Sarah Loeb*, College of William and Mary
Florian Pfender, University of Colorado Denver
Alex Schulte, Iowa State University
Heather Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology
Eric Sullivan, University of Colorado Denver
Michael Tait, Carnegie Mellon University
Casey Tompkins, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics
(1135051899)

3:00 p.m.
Saturation for Berge Hypergraphs.
Sean J English*, Western Michigan University
Nathan Graber, University of Colorado, Denver
Pamela Kirkpatrick, Lehigh University
Abhishek Methuku, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Eric Sullivan, University of Colorado, Denver
(1135051390)

3:30 p.m.
Universal partial words.
Bennet Goeckner, University of Kansas
Corbin Groothuis, University of Nebraska
Cyrus Hettle, Georgia Institute of Technology
Brian Kell, Google
Pamela Kirkpatrick, Lehigh University
Rachel Kirsch*, University of Nebraska
Ryan Solava, Vanderbilt University
(113505739)

4:00 p.m.
Hunting Invisible Rabbits on the Hypercube.
Jessalyn Bolkema*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Corbin Groothuis, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1135053086)

4:30 p.m.
Spectral bounds for the connectivity of regular graphs with given order.
Aida Abiad, Department of Quantitative Economics, Maastricht University
Boris Brimkov*, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
Xavier MartinezRivera, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University
Suil O, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, The State University of New York Korea
Jingmei Zhang, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida
(1135051230)

5:00 p.m.
Degree conditions for small contagious sets in bootstrap percolation.
Michael Dairyko, Iowa State University
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver
Bernard Lidický, Iowa State University
Ryan R Martin, Iowa State University
Florian Pfender, University of Colorado Denver
Andrew J Uzzell*, Grinnell College
(1135051802)

5:30 p.m.
Throttling for Cops and Robbers.
Josh Carlson*, Iowa State University
(1135051743)

6:00 p.m.
Zero Forcing Polynomial for Cycles and SinglyChorded Cycles.
Kirk Boyer, University of Denver
Boris Brimkov, Rice University
Sean English, Western Michigan University
Daniela Ferrero, Texas State University
Ariel Keller*, Emory University
Rachel Kirsch, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Michael Phillips, University of Colorado Denver
Carolyn Reinhart, Iowa State University
(1135052733)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Strengthening Infrastructures to Increase Capacity Around K20 Mathematics, I
Room 10, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Brianna Donaldson, American Institute of Mathematics brianna@aimath.org
William Jaco, Oklahoma State University
Michael Oehrtman, Oklahoma State University
Levi Patrick, Oklahoma State Department of Education

1:00 p.m.
Strengthening the Improvement Infrastructure for Mathematical Sciences Education.
Uri Treisman*, The University of Texas at Austin
(1135972823)

2:00 p.m.
The Grand Challenges: Mapping the System of K12 STEM Education.
Talia MilgromElcott*, 100Kin10
Grace Doramus, 100Kin10
(1135972723)

2:30 p.m.
Strengthening Infrastructures for Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education through ResearchPractice Partnerships.
William R. Penuel*, University of Colorado Boulder
(113597598)

3:30 p.m.
Forging Research and Practice with Improvement Science: Early Lessons from the Better Math Teaching Network.
Kirk Walters*, American Institutes for Research
Toni S. Smith, American Institutes for Research
(1135972253)

4:00 p.m.
Like Terms Communities: Developing Mutualistic K20 Partnerships within a Statewide Networked Improvement Community to Advance Teacher Content Knowledge.
Levi J. Patrick*, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Michael A. Tallman, Oklahoma State University
(1135973090)

4:30 p.m.
The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership: A Networked Improvement Community of Universities and School Systems to Transform the Preparation of Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
W. Gary Martin*, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Marilyn E. Strutchens, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
(1135972260)

5:00 p.m.
Seeding Collaboration Through Math Teachers' Circles.
Brianna Donaldson*, American Institute of Mathematics
(1135972177)

5:30 p.m.
The Nebraska Center for Science Mathematics and Computer Education.
W James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135971772)

6:00 p.m.
Two case studies in K20 collaboration: The Institute for Mathematics & Education and Illustrative Mathematics.
Bill McCallum*, The University of Arizona
Kristin Umland, Illustrative Mathematics
(1135972393)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory: Structure and Symmetry, II
Room 30E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathan L. Gross, Columbia University
Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University ttucker@colgate.edu

1:00 p.m.
Genus polynomials of ringlike graphs with spiders.
Yichao Chen, Hunan University, Changsha, China
Jonathan L Gross*, Columbia University, New York, NY
(113505421)

1:30 p.m.
An Eulergenus approach to the calculation of the crosscapnumber polynomial.
Yichao Chen*, Hunan University
Jonathan L. Gross, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University,
(113505551)

2:00 p.m.
Imbedding statistics for linear families via Markov chains.
Thomas Tucker*, Colgage Univesity
Jonathan Gross, Columbia University
Toufik Mansour, University of Haifa
(113505658)

2:30 p.m.
Symmetric Spherical Grids.
Lowell Abrams*, The George Washington University
Daniel Slilaty, Wright State University
(113505685)

3:00 p.m.
The orientable genus of complete tripartite graphs.
Mark Ellingham*, Vanderbilt University
D. Christopher Stephens, Middle Tennessee State University
Xiaoya Zha, Middle Tennessee State University
(113505372)

3:30 p.m.
Enumeration of Regular Graph Coverings; Some recent results.
Jin Ho Kwak*, Math., BJTU/China and POSTECH/Korea
JeanBing Liu, Math., BJTU/China
Jaeun Lee, Math., Yeungnam Univ., Korea
(113505488)

4:00 p.m.
A Survey of Infinite Graphs of Connectivity 1.
Mark E. Watkins*, Syracuse University
(113505513)

4:30 p.m.
Face distributions of embeddings of complete graphs.
Timothy Sun*, Columbia University
(113505253)

5:00 p.m.
Applications of ordinary voltage graph theory and intersection theory to graph embeddability.
Steven Schluchter*, George Mason University
(113505889)

5:30 p.m.
Symmetric road interchanges.
Valentas Kurauskas*, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Ugnė Šiurienė, Vilnius, Lithuania
(113557654)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology, II
Room 33B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Bahar Acu, Northwestern University baharacu@gmail.com
Ziva Myer, Duke University
Yu Pan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Annular KhovanovLee theory, representation theory, braids, and cobordisms.
J. Elisenda Grigsby*, Boston College
Anthony M. Licata, Australian National University
Stephan M. Wehrli, Syracuse University
(1135572392)

2:00 p.m.
Satellite ruling polynomials and representations of the ChekanovEliashberg algebra.
Caitlin Leverson*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dan Rutherford, Ball State University
(1135571900)

2:30 p.m.
Immersed Lagrangian Fillings of Legendrian Submanifolds via Generating Families.
Samantha Pezzimenti*, Bryn Mawr College
(1135541181)

3:00 p.m.
Deformation of Singular Fibers of Genus 2 Fibrations and Small Exotic Symplectic 4Manifolds.
Anar Akhmedov, University of Minnesota
Sumeyra Sakalli*, University of Minnesota
(1135571157)

3:30 p.m.
Symplectic embeddings and toric geometry.
Daniel CristofaroGardiner, UC Santa Cruz
Tara S Holm*, Cornell University
Alessia Mandini, PUCRio
Ana Rita Pires, Cambridge University
(1135531597)

4:30 p.m.
Reeb dynamics and contact invariants.
Jo Nelson*, Columbia University
(113558525)

5:00 p.m.
Mean action of areapreserving diffeomorphisms of the annulus.
Morgan Weiler*, University of California, Berkeley
(1135531506)

5:30 p.m.
Arboreal Skeleta.
Laura Starkston*, Stanford University
(113553886)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:25 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, II
Room 19, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Pathdependent HamiltonJacobi equations in infinite dimensions.
Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
Christian Keller*, University of Michigan
(113535182)

1:15 p.m.
Global regularity criteria for 2D micropolar equations with partial dissipation.
Dipendra Regmi*, University of North Georgia
(113535705)

1:30 p.m.
Numerical Simulations of Thin Viscoelastic Sheets.
Valeria Barra*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Shahriar Afkhami, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Shawn A. Chester, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(1135763233)

1:45 p.m.
Instability and dynamics of volatile thin films.
Hangjie Ji*, University of California, Los Angeles
Thomas P Witelski, Duke University
(113576882)

2:00 p.m.
Validated Numerical Analysis of the HeleShaw free boundary problem.
Andrew Thomack*, Florida Atlantic University
Jason MirelesJames, Florida Atlantic University
Erik Lundberg, Florida Atlantic University
(1135762969)

2:15 p.m.
WellPosedness and Control in a Free Boundary FluidStructure Interaction.
Lorena Bociu, North Carolina State University
Lucas Castle*, North Carolina State University
Irena Lasiecka, The University of Memphis
(1135351765)

2:30 p.m.
Simple SecondOrder Finite Differences for Elliptic PDEs with Discontinuous Coefficients and Interfaces.
ChungNan Tzou*, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Samuel Stechmann, University of Wisconsin at Madison
(1135652145)

2:45 p.m.
Lagrangian aspects of the axisymmetric Euler equation.
Stephen C Preston, Brooklyn College
Alejandro Sarria*, University of North Georgia
(113535468)

3:00 p.m.
Lagrangian chaos and transport in geophysical fluid flows.
Maleafisha J.P.S. Tladi*, University of Limpopo
(1135375)

3:15 p.m.
The wave scattering analysis of flexible trifurcated waveguide using ModeMatching approach.
Rab Nawaz*, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad Pakistan
Muhammad Afzal, Capital University of Science and Technology Islamabad Pakistan
(113576348)

3:30 p.m.
Confined Flowing Bacterial Suspensions.
Zhenlu Cui*, Fayetteville State University
(113576231)

3:45 p.m.
Symmetry Breaking in a Random Passive Scalar.
Zeliha Kilic*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joint Applied Math and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab
Richard M McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joint Applied Math and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab
Roberto Camassa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joint Applied Math and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab
(1135762859)

4:00 p.m.
Fine structure symmetrybreaking in decaying passive scalars advected by laminar shear flow.
Francesca Bernardi*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manuchehr Aminian, Colorado State University
Roberto Camassa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel M. Harris, Brown University
Richard M. McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1135762495)

4:15 p.m.
Traveling waves in mass and spring dimer FermiPastaUlamTsingou lattices.
Timothy E. Faver*, Drexel University
J. Douglas Wright, Drexel University
(1135352084)

4:30 p.m.
Traveling Wave Solutions in Mixed Monotone Models of Population Biology, with Time Delays and DensityDependent Diffusions.
Wei Feng*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Weihua Ruan, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, Purdue University Northwest
Xin Lu, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina Wilmington
(1135351380)

4:45 p.m.
Nonclassical Symmetries of a Generalized KdV Equation.
Danny Arrigo*, University of Central Arkansas
Andrea Weaver, University of Central Arkansas
(1135352478)

5:00 p.m.
\newline Multiscale modeling of high frequency wave propagation in heterogeneous medium with cracks.
Viktoria Savatorova*, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Aleksei Talonov, National Research Nuclear Uniersity MEPhI (Russia)
(11353566)

5:15 p.m.
Remarks on the global regularity of twodimensional Boussinesq equations.
Dhanapati Adhikari*, Marywood University
(1135352796)

5:30 p.m.
Local WellPosedness and Blowup Criteria for the Rotational bfamily Equation.
Emel Bolat*, University of Texas at Arlington
Yue Liu, University of Texas at Arlington
(1135352836)

5:45 p.m.
A Continuation Method for Computing Capillary Surfaces.
Nicholas D Brubaker*, California State University, Fullerton
(1135762367)

6:00 p.m.
Using analysis of fast collisions between solitons of the nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation for mathematical modeling of pulse propagation in broadband optical waveguide systems.
Avner Peleg*, Department of Exact Sciences, Afeka College of Engineering
Quan M. Nguyen, International University, Vietnam National UniversityHCMC
Debananda Chakraborty, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Toan T. Huynh, University of Science, Vietnam National UniversityHCMC
(113535418)

6:15 p.m.
On the Navier Stokes Equation with Rough Transport Noise.
Martina Hofmanova, Technical University of Berlin
JamesMichael Leahy*, University of Southern California
Torstein Nilssen, Technical University of Berlin
(1135353154)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
Dynamics and Ergodic Theory
Room 12, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Dynamical modular curves and uniform boundedness of preperiodic points.
John R. Doyle*, Louisiana Tech University
(1135371458)

1:15 p.m.
Template iterations of quadratic maps and hybrid Mandelbrot sets.
Kelsey Butera*, State University of New York at New Paltz
Anca Radulescu, State University of New York at New Paltz
(1135371575)

1:30 p.m.
Cantor Julia Sets and Automorphisms of Shift Quotients.
Daniel Cuzzocreo*, Northwestern University
(1135372046)

1:45 p.m.
Dimensions of nonautonomous meromorphic functions of finite order.
Jason Atnip*, University of North Texas
(1135371499)

2:00 p.m.
Limits of Julia sets for sums of power maps and polynomials.
Micah Brame*, Butler University
Scott Kaschner, Butler University
(1135372208)

2:15 p.m.
Boundary values of Thurston's pullback map.
Russell Lodge*, Stony Brook University
(1135372753)

2:30 p.m.
Dynamic Active Subspaces.
Izabel Aguiar*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paul Constantine, University of Colorado, Boulder
(113537376)

2:45 p.m.
$S$limited shifts.
Elizabeth Sattler*, Carleton College
Ben Matson, Carleton College
(1135372159)

3:00 p.m.
Lyapunov Exponents for products of matrices.
DeJun Feng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ChiuHong Lo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shuang Shen*, Northwestern Polytechnical University
(113537456)

3:15 p.m.
Obstructions to Ergodicity in Noslip Billiards.
Christopher L Cox*, University of Delaware
(1135372554)

3:30 p.m.
Entropy Locking.
David Cosper*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
Michal Misiurewicz, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
(1135373027)

3:45 p.m.
Estimating the Distribution of Random Parameters in an Abstract Parabolic System Modelling Transdermal Alcohol Biosensor.
Melike Sirlanci*, University of Southern California
Susan E Luczak, University of Southern California
I G Rosen, University of Southern California
(1135371403)

4:00 p.m.
Unique Measure for the TimeDependent NavierStokes Equations.
Gregory Varner*, John Brown University
(113537496)

4:15 p.m.
An overview of optimal quantization.
Mrinal K Roychowdhury*, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(11353711)

4:30 p.m.
Stability of Periodic Fixed Points and Invariant Sets of the Modulated Logistic Map.
Khoa D Tran*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135372269)

4:45 p.m.
Connectedness of affine Iterated Function Systems.
Nick Mendler*, University of San Francisco
(1135372303)

5:00 p.m.
Strange attractors and some dynamical properties of a unimodal map.
Weam M AlTameemi*, Texas A&M International University
(113537997)

5:15 p.m.
Attracting and repelling cycles, Gröbner bases, and Brouwer's FPT.
Mojtaba Moniri*, Western Illinois University
Saman Moniri, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1135371795)

5:30 p.m.
Stalking methods for ensemble Kalman filter covariance inflation.
Thomas Bellsky*, University of Maine
(1135373049)

5:45 p.m.
Huygens' Clocks Revisited.
Petko M. Kitanov*, Rochester, NY
(1135372820)

6:00 p.m.
Stability of equilibria in the presence of distributed time delays in neuronal networks.
Israel Ncube*, Alabama A & M University
(113537270)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Good Math from Bad: Crackpots, Cranks, and Progress
Room 31B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Elizabeth T. Brown, James Madison University
Samuel R. Kaplan, University of North Carolina Asheville skaplan@unca.edu

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Online Teaching Techniques
Room 15B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sharon Mosgrove, Western Governors University sharon.mosgrove@wgu.edu
Doug Scheib, Western Governors University

1:00 p.m.
Online College Algebra Course: Engaging Students in Meaningful Learning Experiences.
Susan Marla Orme*, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
(1135L11912)

1:20 p.m.
Online Calculus I in Five Weeks with Remediation Opportunities.
M. Reba*, Clemson University Clemson, SC
(1135L158)

1:40 p.m.
An Approach to Teaching Online Discrete Mathematics.
Robert J Krueger*, Concordia University, St. Paul
(1135L1823)

2:00 p.m.
Group Projects and Icebreakers Build Classroom Community in a Finite Math Course.
Vesna Kilibarda*, Indiana University Northwest
(1135L12827)

2:20 p.m.
Opportunities & Challenges: Teaching Mathematics Online to NonTraditional PreService Teachers.
Cheryll E Crowe*, Asbury University
(1135L1405)

2:40 p.m.
Facilitating Active Learning in Online Mathematics Courses.
Michelle Homp*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1135L1862)

3:00 p.m.
Best Practices for Teaching an Active and Engaging Online Mathematics Course.
RaKissa D Manzanares*, University of Colorado Denver
(1135L12078)

3:20 p.m.
Student Engagement in an Online Mathematics Course.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University
(1135L12021)

3:40 p.m.
Brave New Worlds: My ongoing journey into the world of online mathematics instruction.
Miriam HarrisBotzum*, Lehigh Carbon Community College
(1135L11949)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Teaching and Learning, II
Room 4, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Eric Kahn, Bloomsburg University
Brian P. Katz, Augustana College briankatz@augustana.edu
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

1:00 p.m.
Specifications grading in an IBLish Abstract Algebra course.
J. D. Berg*, Fitchburg State University
(1135D52914)

1:20 p.m.
Collaborative Activities in an undergraduate Abstract Algebra Course.
Gabriel Sosa*, Amherst College
(1135D53202)

1:40 p.m.
The i road to upperlevel mathematics.
Robert L. Sachs*, George Mason University
(1135D52673)

2:00 p.m.
Supervised inclass proving.
Katherine Vance*, Simpson College
(1135D53004)

2:20 p.m.
Exploring the Intersection of Fostering Mathematical Creativity and Inquiry Teaching.
Milos Savic, University of Oklahoma
Houssein El Turkey*, University of New Haven
Emily CilliTurner, University of Washington  Tacoma
Gail Tang, University of La Verne
Gulden Karakok, University of Northern Colorado
Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College
(1135D53070)

2:40 p.m.
An IBL Freshman Research Initiative Course: IBL FRI  Symmetry.
Mark L. Daniels*, Mathematics Department/University of Texas at Austin
(1135D51332)

3:00 p.m.
Course Based Research Experience at the Sophomore Level.
Michael G. Dabkowski*, Lawrence Technological University
(1135D51605)

3:20 p.m.
One Model for a Successful Capstone Course in Problem Solving.
Jane H Long*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(1135D53088)

3:40 p.m.
Knowing What You Know.
Rebekah B Johnson Yates*, Houghton College
(1135D52995)

4:00 p.m.
Question Formulation Technique: Fostering engagement through studentdriven questioning.
Matthew Fischler*, Math for America
(1135D51703)

4:20 p.m.
What to ask next, as students explore Egyptian Fractions.
Jaewoo Lee*, Borough of Manhattan Community College (The City University of New York)
(1135D51808)

4:40 p.m.
Engaging students with the Pell equation through inquiry with primary historical sources.
Keith M Jones*, SUNY Oneonta
Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, SUNY Oneonta
(1135D5667)

5:00 p.m.
The Possibility of Inquiry and its Role in the Pursuit of Personally Relevant Mathematics.
Kathleen M Clark*, Florida State University
Cihan Can, Florida State University
(1135D53138)

5:20 p.m.
Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Increasing Equity, Access, and Success in underrepresented populations through a combination of IBL and CRT.
Karen Heavin*, Kentucky State University
Fariba BigdeliJahed, Kentucky State University
(1135D53170)

5:40 p.m.
Austism Spectrum Students in IBL Classrooms.
Susan B Crook*, Loras College
(1135D52503)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, IV
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

1:00 p.m.
Sparse Regression for Twitter Analysis.
Phylisicia Nicole Carter*, University of Alabama
(1135VN2440)

1:15 p.m.
From Orthonormal basis to Frames: An introduction.
Ghanshyam Bhatt*, Tennessee State University
(1135VN2445)

1:30 p.m.
Catching a Falling Ball with Reinforcement Learning.
Sarah Teichman, Amherst College
Jing Li*, University of Hong Kong
Quentin Dubroff, University of Delaware
Xiaoyu Xie, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(1135VN2479)

1:45 p.m.
Simulations of suspension flows with a meshless moving least squares scheme.
Amanda A Howard*, Brown University
Nathaniel Trask, Sandia National Laboratories
Martin R Maxey, Brown University
(1135VN2587)

2:00 p.m.
The Firing Squad Synchronization Problem.
Kathryn A. Lokken*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1135VN2598)

2:15 p.m.
A BiochemicallyStructured Fisher's Equation with Applications in Wound Healing.
John T. Nardini*, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1135VN2720)

2:30 p.m.
Stock Forecasting Using MBand Wavelet Based Machine Learning Methods.
Abdul Hasib Rahimyar*, Western Connecticut State University
Hieu Nguyen, Western Connecticut State University
Xiaodi Wang, Western Connecticut State University
(1135VN2745)

2:45 p.m.
Polynomial multiplication over binary field and its implementation.
Upama Neupane*, Cameron University
Gokul Raj Kadel, Cameron University
Parshuram Budhathoki, Cameron University
(1135VN2792)

3:00 p.m.
Linear Analysis of Moisture Transport Due to Baroclinic Atmospheric Waves.
Alfredo N Wetzel*, Department of Mathematics, University of WisconsinMadison
Leslie M Smith, Department of Mathematics & Department of Engineering Physics, University of WisconsinMadison
Samuel N Stechmann, Department of Mathematics & Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of WisconsinMadison
(1135VN2812)

3:15 p.m.
Intelligent Skincare Assistant: A Deep Learning Approach to Dermatology.
Robben Teufel*, California State University, Channel Islands
Xiaofeng Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Guanzhi Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Aldo Gael Carranza, Stanford University
(1135VN2868)

3:30 p.m.
Two Optimizationbased Approaches for Computational Proofs of Vizing's Conjecture.
Susan Margulies*, United States Naval Academy
Elisabeth Gaar, AlpenAdriaUniversität Klagenfurt, Austria
Daniel Krenn, AlpenAdriaUniversität Klagenfurt, Austria
Angelika Wiegele, AlpenAdriaUniversität Klagenfurt, Austria
(1135VN2943)

3:45 p.m.
Crystallization for a Brennerlike potential.
Brittan Farmer*, University of Minnesota
Selim Esedoglu, University of Michigan
Peter Smereka, University of Michigan (deceased)
(1135VN3040)

4:00 p.m.
Stability of Periodic Fixed Points and Invariant Sets of the Modulated Logistic Map.
Khoa D Tran*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135VN3087)

4:15 p.m.
Classifying Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra of Biologics.
Ryan M. Evans*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Anthony J. Kearsley, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Robert G. Brinson, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
Luke W. Arbogast, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
Frank Delaglio, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
(1135VN3114)

4:30 p.m.
The Dynamics at the Battle of Kruger: Age Structured Defense in a Buffalo and Lion PredatorPrey Model.
Ricardo J CorderoSoto, California Baptist University
Brittni K Hall*, Auburn University
Joseph D Gemignani, California Baptist University
(1135VN3120)

4:45 p.m.
On the identification of $k$inductively pierced codes using toric ideals.
Molly Hoch, Wellesley College
Samuel A Muthiah*, Westmont College
Nida Obatake, Texas A&M University
(1135VN3186)

5:00 p.m.
Using Uncertainty Quantification to Assess the Significance of Product Inhibition in Biochemical Assays.
Michael T Stobb*, University of California, Merced
Suzanne Sindi, University of California, Merced
Karin Leiderman, Colorado School of Mines
(1135VN3194)

5:15 p.m.
An Extended DEIM Algorithm for Subset Selection.
Emily Hendryx*, Rice University
Beatrice Riviere, Rice University
Craig Rusin, Baylor College of Medicine
Danny Sorensen, Rice University
(1135VN3225)

5:30 p.m.
Exact and Trajectory Controllability of Nonlinear Fractional order systems with deviated arguments with Infinite delay.
Dimplekumar N Chalishajar*, Virginia Military Institute
(1135VN3230)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Calculus, I
Room 32B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

1:00 p.m.
Peer Assisted Learning in Calculus.
Corey Shanbrom, Sacramento State University
Vincent Pigno*, Sacramento State University
Jennifer Lundmark, Sacramento State University
Lynn Tashiro, Sacramento State University
(1135VJ1339)

1:15 p.m.
Riemann Sums Belong at the End of Integral Calculus, Not in the Beginning.
Robert R. Rogers*, SUNY Fredonia
(1135VJ1412)

1:30 p.m.
Teaching Large Lecture Calculus Using Team Based Learning.
Elgin H. Johnston*, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Heather Bolles, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Travis Peters, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Craig Ogilvie, Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Alexis Knaub, Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Thomas Holmes, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Chassidy Bozeman, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Stefanie Wang, Department of Mathematics, Trinity College, Hartford CT
Anna Seitz, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
(1135VJ1587)

1:45 p.m.
Adapting understanding of functions and domain to create 3D printed art.
David R. Burns*, Western Connecticut State University
(1135VJ1734)

2:00 p.m.
Two Implementations of Pre Class Readings in Calculus.
Houssein El Turkey*, University of New Haven
Salam Turki, Rhode Island College
Yasanthi Kottegoda, University of New Haven
(1135VJ1889)

2:15 p.m.
Limits Belong at the End of Differential Calculus, Not at the Beginning.
Eugene C. Boman*, Penn State, Harrisburg campus
(1135VJ2202)

2:30 p.m.
The impact of the Derivatives in Applied Calculus II course: A case study in Applied Calculus II at the University of Texas Dallas.
Derege H Mussa*, University of Texas at Dallas
Jigar Patel, New York Univeristy
Changsong Li, University of Texas at Dallas
(1135VJ2230)

2:45 p.m.
Discovering Calculus through Pasta.
Mel Henriksen*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Gary Simundza, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Emma Smith Zbarsky, Wentworth Institute of Technology
(1135VJ2546)

3:00 p.m.
Mixture model approach of classifying students based on their performance in differential calculus.
Amit A Savkar*, Associate Professor in Resi/Director of Assessment and Teaching Freshmenlevel mathematics
(1135VJ2736)

3:15 p.m.
Large Lectures of Flipped Calculus.
Ryan Maccombs*, Michigan State University
Andrew Krause, Michigan State University
(1135VJ2783)

3:30 p.m.
Using PointsFree Homework to Promote Perseverance.
Austin Mohr*, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(1135VJ2893)

3:45 p.m.
Putting the Logs to the Fire  From Calculus to Algorithmics.
Tracey Baldwin McGrail*, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
(1135VJ2901)

4:00 p.m.
An alternate assessment technique  evaluated.
Kayla K. Blyman*, United States Military Academy
Kristin M. Arney, United States Military Academy
(1135VJ2936)

4:15 p.m.
The Role of Low Instructional Overhead Tasks as Supports for Active Learning in Undergraduate Calculus Courses.
David C. Webb*, University of Colorado Boulder
(1135VJ3078)

4:30 p.m.
Improving Feedback.
Karen Edwards*, Harvard
Brendan Kelly, Harvard
(1135VJ3145)

4:45 p.m.
New tracks for a Calculus Curriculum in Engineering.
Gianluca Guadagni, Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering, University of Virginia
Bernard Fulgham, Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering, University of Virginia
Stacie Pisano*, Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering, University of Virginia
Hui Ma, Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering, University of Virginia
Diana Morris, Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering, University of Virginia
Monika Abramenko, Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering, University of Virginia
Julie Spencer, Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering, University of Virginia
(1135VJ3171)

5:00 p.m.
Increasing mathematics selfefficacy in calculus students using study packets.
Stephanie A Blanda*, Penn State University
(1135VJ1434)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Introductory Mathematics, II
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

1:00 p.m.
Use of Sudoku Variations in an Introduction to Proofs Course for Majors.
Jeff Poet*, Missouri Western State University
(1135VI2039)

1:15 p.m.
South Dakota School of Mines Math Initiative: Part One.
Michelle RichardGreer*, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Debra Bienert, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(1135VI2119)

1:30 p.m.
South Dakota School of Mines Math Initiative: Part Two.
Debra Bienert*, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Michelle RichardGreer, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(1135VI2126)

1:45 p.m.
Discussion

2:00 p.m.
Prospective Teachers Analyzing Transcripts of Teaching.
Laura M. Singletary*, Lee University
(1135VI2589)

2:15 p.m.
Introducing Linear and Exponential Rates of Change in Linguistically Diverse Secondary Classrooms: Exploring Connections Among Curriculum, Tasks, and Student Understandings.
Lynda Wynn*, San Diego State University & UC San Diego
Bill Zahner, San Diego State University
Hayley Milbourne, San Diego State University & UC San Diego
(1135VI2689)

2:30 p.m.
Reading Mathematics is a Learnable Skill.
Sean Droms*, Lebanon Valley College
(1135VI2695)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mathematical Biology and Modeling Disease
Room 13, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
A mapbased approach to understanding sleep/wake dynamics in early childhood.
Cecilia Diniz Behn*, Colorado School of Mines
Kelsey Kalmbach, Colorado School of Mines
Victoria Booth, University of Michigan
(1135922715)

1:15 p.m.
A mathematical model of iron metabolism in the human body.
Timothy Patrick Barry*, University of Maryland College Park, Department of Biology
(1135922602)

1:30 p.m.
A mathematical model for Amyloid beta influenced calcium signaling through the IP$_3$ receptors.
Joe Latulippe*, Norwich University
Joseph Minicucci, Norwich University
(1135341428)

1:45 p.m.
Intermyocellular Lipids and the Progression of Muscular Insulin Resistance.
Daniel H Burkow*, Arizona State University
(1135342779)

2:00 p.m.
A mathematical model of coupled excitation and inhibition in a neuronal network for movement and reward.
Anca Radulescu*, State University of New York at New Paltz
Caitlin Kennedy, State University of New York and New Paltz
Johanna Herron, State University of New York at New Paltz
Annalisa Scimemi, State University of New York at Albany
(1135341578)

2:15 p.m.
Analysis for piecewise smooth models of a biological motor control system.
Yangyang Wang*, Ohio State University
Jeffery Gill, Case Western Reserve University
Hillel Chiel, Case Western Reserve University
Peter Thomas, Case Western Reserve University
(1135341712)

2:30 p.m.
Breaking the Vicious Limit Cycle: Addiction RelapseRecovery As a FastSlow Dynamical System.
Jacob P. Duncan*, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
Monica McGrath, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
Teresa M. AubeleFutch, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
(113592404)

2:45 p.m.
The statistical mechanics of human weight change.
John C Lang*, University of California Los Angeles
Hans De Sterck, Monash University
Daniel M Abrams, Northwestern University
(11359281)

3:00 p.m.
Assessing the Impact of 8 Weeks of Almond Consumption on Anthropometric and Clinical Measurements in College Freshmen.
Marily Barron*, University of California, Merced
Jaapna Dhillon, University of California, Merced
Syed A. Asghar, University of California, Merced
Quintin Kuse, University of California, Merced
Natalie De La Cruz, University of California, Merced
Emily Vu, University of California, Merced
Suzanne S. Sindi, University of California, Merced
Rudy M. Ortiz, University of California, Merced
(1135922362)

3:15 p.m.
Coevolving cancer hallmarks: The angiogenic switch is modulated by clonal selection on proliferation.
Aleesa Monaco*, School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University
John D. Nagy, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University
Kalle Parvinen, Department of Mathematics, University of Turku
(1135922257)

3:30 p.m.
The stability of cellular networks against mutations.
Lora D Weiss*, University of California Irvine
Natalia L Komarova, University of California Irvine
(1135922366)

3:45 p.m.
Equilibria Analysis for a TwoPopulation Epidemic Model with One Population Being a Reservoir for Infection.
Rachel Elizabeth TeWinkel*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
Istvan Lauko, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
Gabriella Pinter, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
(1135342204)

4:00 p.m.
Parsing a Crowd of Near Best Fits: Consensus Ranges for DrugResistant Tuberculosis Modeling.
Ellie Mainou*, Emory University
Robert Dorit, Smith College
Gwen Spencer, Smith College
Dylan Shepardson, Mount Holyoke College
(113592529)

4:15 p.m.
Stochastic Models of WithinHost Viral Infection.
Krystin E. Steelman Huff*, Texas Tech University
None, None
(1135922037)

4:30 p.m.
Mathematical Models of the Immune System's Response to Bacterial Infection on the Surface of an Implant Device.
Shelby Stanhope*, Temple University
Isaac Klapper, Temple University
(1135921913)

4:45 p.m.
The iterative process of quantitative modeling of infection dynamics in renal transplant recipients.
Neha Murad*, North Carolina State University
Harvey Thomas Banks, North Carolina State University
Rebecca Everett, North Carolina State University
(113534732)

5:00 p.m.
Mathematicsdriven insights into the hostile immune system behavior toward hair follicles.
Atanaska Dobreva*, Florida State University
Nick G Cogan, Florida State University
Ralf Paus, University of Manchester
(1135921462)

5:15 p.m.
HIV epidemiology; mass incarceration and HIV incidence; malefemale ratio; $R_0$.
David J. Gerberry, Xavier University
Hem Raj Joshi*, Xavier University
(1135342725)

5:30 p.m.
Modeling Autoimmune Disease with Differential Equations.
Jennifer A Anderson*, Texas Woman's University
Ellina Grigorieva, Texas Woman's University
(1135342581)

5:45 p.m.
Autoimmune Diseases Induced by Exposure to Radiation.
Leila Mirsaleh Kohan*, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX 76204
Ellina Grigorieva, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX 76204
(1135341762)

6:00 p.m.
Mucosal Folding and Growth Instabilities in a Finite Element Model of an Atherosclerotic Artery.
PakWing Fok*, University of Delaware, Department of Mathematical Sciences
(113592721)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.4:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Themes in a FirstYear Seminar, II
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jennifer Bowen, The College of Wooster
Pamela Pierce, The College of Wooster ppierce@wooster.edu

1:00 p.m.
"Life in the Data Deluge": A FirstYear Seminar on the Implications of Data Science on Daily Life.
Aimee SchwabMcCoy*, Creighton University
(1135Q123)

1:20 p.m.
Historical Codes and Ciphers as a First Year Seminar.
Tamara B Veenstra*, University of Redlands
(1135Q1515)

1:40 p.m.
A firstyear seminar on the Mathematics of Sports Rankings.
Jason Parsley*, Wake Forest University
(1135Q13102)

2:00 p.m.
On Zombies, The Republic, and Mathematics: Teaching First Year Seminars That Humanize Mathematics.
Gizem Karaali*, Pomona College
(1135Q1324)

2:20 p.m.
First Year Seminars as a Gateway to Upper Level Mathematics.
Ann N Trenk*, Wellesley College
(1135Q12665)

2:40 p.m.
Student Driven Modeling in a first year Game Theory Seminar.
Janine Wittwer*, Westminster College, UT
(1135Q1914)

3:00 p.m.
Thinking about a First Year Math Seminar.
Eddy A Kwessi*, Trinity University
Merline E Nzenang Tienkoue, EFIL World Foundation
Mathieu Tienkoue, EFIL World Foundation
(1135Q12892)

3:20 p.m.
An Honors First Year Seminar in Network Science.
Jenny G Fuselier*, High Point University
(1135Q11457)

3:40 p.m.
Murder, They Wrote: Problem Solving Is Fun!
Gary Clark Hall*, Lipscomb University
(1135Q11068)

4:00 p.m.
Mathematics For Liberal Arts In A FirstYear Only Course.
Philip K. Hotchkiss*, Westfield State University
(1135Q1763)

4:20 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy in a FirstYear Seminar.
Maria G Fung*, Worcester State University
(1135Q12289)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Matrices and Matroids
Room 18, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
A new proof of the GaussLucas, Siebeck, and BôcherGrace theorems.
Charles R Johnson, The College of William and Mary
Pietro Paparella*, University of Washington Bothell
(1135153169)

1:15 p.m.
A Proof of a Generalized Lax Conjecture for Numerical Ranges.
Kristin A. Camenga, Juniata College
Patrick X. Rault*, University of Arizona
(1135152219)

1:30 p.m.
Inequalities Related to Geometric Mean of Matrices.
Sima Ahsani*, Auburn University
(1135152824)

1:45 p.m.
The general $\phi$Hermitian solution to mixed pairs of quaternion matrix Sylvester equations.
Zhuoheng He, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University
Jianzhen Liu*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University
TinYau Tam, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University
(1135152205)

2:00 p.m.
On Descartes' rule of sings for matrix polynomials.
Thomas R Cameron*, Davidson College, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
(1135151670)

2:15 p.m.
Some open problems in the theory of matrix means and matrix functions.
Trung Hoa Dinh*, University of North Florida
(11351570)

2:30 p.m.
Applications of Equitable Decompositions for Graphs with Symmetries.
Dallas Smith*, Brigham Young Univeristy
Ben Webb, Brigham Young University
Amanda Francis, Carol College
Derek Sorensen, University of Oxford
(1135152190)

2:45 p.m.
The index set of scrambling indices.
Guangming Jing*, Georgia State University
Zhongshan Li, Georgia State University
Yubin Gao, North University of China
Yanling Shao, North University of China
Wei Fang, Anhui Science And Technology University
(1135152476)

3:00 p.m.
Isospectral Graph Reductions and Improved Estimates of Matrices' Spectra.
Ben Z Webb*, Brigham Young University
Leonid Bunimovich, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1135151043)

3:15 p.m.
Characteristic polynomials and eigenvalues for a family of tridiagonal real symmetric matrices and a tantalizing connection to Pascal's triangle.
Emily Gullerud, University of WisconsinEau Claire
aBa Mbirika*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Rita Post, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1135152961)

3:30 p.m.
Partition Regular Matrices as Cryptographic Primitives.
Jillian E McLeod*, United States Coast Guard Academy
(1135152534)

3:45 p.m.
Reduced Row Echelon Forms of Matrices, Canonical Bases for Subspaces of vector Spaces, and Subalgebras of Lie Algebras.
Uladzimir L Shtukar*, Durham, NC
(1135151841)

4:00 p.m.
A fast inversion algorithm for the LaurentVandermonde matrix.
David Miller*, University of Hartford
(1135151675)

4:15 p.m.
Characterizations of regularity in matroids.
Libby Taylor*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(113505228)

4:30 p.m.
All that glitters is not goldenmean: Structure of goldenmean matroids.
Kevin M. Grace*, Louisiana State University
(1135051502)

4:45 p.m.
Unipancyclic Binary Matroids.
Colin Starr*, Willamette University
Erin McNicholas, Willamette University
Will AgnewSvoboda, Salem, OR
Alana Huszar, University of Michigan
Jeff SchreinerMcGraw, Philomath, OR
Corrine Yap, Rutgers
(1135052137)

5:00 p.m.
Book Embeddings and Matroids.
Thomas M McKenzie*, Gonzaga University
(1135052280)

5:15 p.m.
Matroids and statistical dependency.
Art Duval*, University of Texas at El Paso
Amy Wagler, University of Texas at El Paso
(1135052383)

5:30 p.m.
The Matroid Intersection Conjecture for Singular Matroids.
Shadisadat Ghaderi*, Guttman Community College, City University of New York
Jerzy Wojciechowski, West Virginia University
(1135052817)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:25 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Orthogonal Polynomials and Function Theory
Room 29B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
On Unified Integrals involving the product of General Classes of Polynomials of Several Variables with Applications.
Harish Nagar*, Sangam University, Bhilwara, Rajasthan (India)
Ajay Kumar Tripathi, Mewar University
(1135333214)

1:15 p.m.
qanalogues of 2D Hermite polynomial and partition statistics.
Ahmad ElGuindy*, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Mourad E.H. Ismail, University of Central Florida
(1135332419)

1:30 p.m.
Dual polar graphs, a nilDAHA of rank one, and nonsymmetric dual $q$Krawtchouk polynomials.
JaeHo Lee*, University of North Florida
Hajime Tanaka, Tohoku University
(113533223)

1:45 p.m.
Moment Representations of Type I $X_2$ Exceptional Laguerre Polynomials.
Constanze Liaw, University of Delaware
Jessica Stewart Kelly, Christopher Newport University
John M. Osborn*, Baylor University
(1135333148)

2:00 p.m.
From scalar polynomial to matrix polynomial bounds.
Aaron Melman*, Santa Clara University
(113565760)

2:15 p.m.
Applications of orthogonal polynomials for solving a class of fractional optimal control problems.
Neelam Singha*, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Chandal Nahak, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
(113533463)

2:30 p.m.
Polynomially Interpolated Legendre Multiplier Sequences.
M Chasse, Independent Researcher
T Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
A Piotrowski*, University of Alaska Southeast
(1135302979)

2:45 p.m.
On sector reducing operators.
David Cardon, Brigham Young University
Tamas Forgacs*, California State University, Fresno
Andrzej Piotrowski, University of Alaska
Evan Sorensen, Brigham Young University
Jason White, Brigham Young University
(113530354)

3:00 p.m.
Extending the GraceHeawood theorem to minimal regions.
Michael J. Miller*, Le Moyne College
(1135301771)

3:15 p.m.
On the asymptotics of Airy functions and their zeros.
T. M. Dunster*, San Diego State University
(1135331022)

3:30 p.m.
Zeros of polynomials and their generating functions.
Khang D Tran*, California State University, Fresno
(1135301091)

3:45 p.m.
The asymptotic value of the Mahler measure of the RudinShapiro polynomials.
Tamas Erdelyi*, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
(1135301532)

4:00 p.m.
On monotonicity and starlikeness of the generalized Bessel function.
Rosihan M Ali*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
See Keong Lee, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Saiful R Mondal, King Faisal University
(113533140)

4:15 p.m.
The Imani Periodic Functions.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(113533540)

4:30 p.m.
Hardytype spaces arising from a vectorvalued Cauchy kernel.
Jerry R. Muir, Jr.*, The University of Scranton
(1135322654)

4:45 p.m.
A Bound for LoewnerWeierstrass Hulls.
David Nielsen Horton*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1135302678)

5:00 p.m.
The Multiple Loewner Equation with Rapidly and Randomly Oscillating Functions.
Andrew Starnes*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1135301360)

5:15 p.m.
Properties of a Generalized Harmonic Bernardi Integral Operator.
Stacey Muir*, The University of Scranton
(1135302668)

5:30 p.m.
A Singular Integral as a Boundary Measure.
Laramie Paxton*, Washington State University
Kevin R. Vixie, Washington State University
(1135281418)

5:45 p.m.
Bounded point derivations on $R(X)$ and $R^p(X)$.
Stephen M Deterding*, University of Kentucky
(11353048)

6:00 p.m.
Generalized weighted trapezoid and Grüss type inequalities on time scales.
Eze R Nwaeze*, Tuskegee University
(1135261886)

6:15 p.m.
A measurable function similar to the Itô integral on a generalized analogue of Wiener space.
Dong Hyun Cho*, Kyonggi University
(1135281060)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Partitions, Paths, and Permutations
Room 29A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
On a Conjecture Regarding Permutations which Destroy Arithmetic Progressions.
Mehtaab Sawhney*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Stoner, Harvard University
(113505912)

1:15 p.m.
The Computation of RamanujanKolberg Identities.
Nicolas Allen Smoot*, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
(1135112417)

1:30 p.m.
Prime Partitions.
Jie Sun, Michigan Technological University
Kyle N. Sutela*, Michigan Technological University
(113511303)

1:45 p.m.
Toward an arithmetic of partitions.
Robert Schneider*, Emory University
(113511825)

2:00 p.m.
Johnson's bijections and their application to counting simultaneous core partitions.
Jineon Baek, University of Michigan
Hayan Nam*, University of California, Irvine
Myungjun Yu, University of Michigan
(1135052332)

2:15 p.m.
On the MultiplicityFree Plethysms $ p_{2}[s_{\lambda}]$.
Luisa Carini*, University of Messina, Italy
(113505615)

2:30 p.m.
The Critical of the Kneser Graphs on 2subsets of an nset.
Ian Hill*, James Madison University
Johua Ducey, James Madison University
Peter Sin, University of Florida
(113508989)

2:45 p.m.
Combinatorics of orthogonal polynomials and skew tableaux.
Jordan Olliver Tirrell*, Mount Holyoke College
(1135053222)

3:00 p.m.
FussSchröder Paths and Rooted Plane Forests.
Michael Kural*, MIT
(1135052537)

3:15 p.m.
Rainbow Turán Numbers for Paths and Forests of Stars.
Daniel Johnston*, Grand Valley State University
Cory Palmer, University of Montana
Amites Sarkar, Western Washington University
(1135051791)

3:30 p.m.
Decomposing Graphs With Two Associate Classes Into Paths Of Length 3.
Chris A Rodger, Auburn University
Bin Yeh*, Auburn
(1135052044)

3:45 p.m.
Reconstructing Cactus Graphs from Shortest Path Information.
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University
Danny Krizanc, Wesleyan University
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University of PA
(1135052048)

4:00 p.m.
CycleEulerMahonian Triples of Permutation Statistics.
Frederick Butler*, York College of Pennsylvania
(1135051439)

4:15 p.m.
Exact and asymptotic enumeration of cyclic permutations according to descent set.
Justin M. Troyka*, Dartmouth College
Sergi Elizalde, Dartmouth College
(1135052155)

4:30 p.m.
Sums of powers of the descent set statistic.
Alex Happ*, University of Kentucky
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
(1135051174)

4:45 p.m.
Refinements of the $q$analogue of the FrameRobinsonThrall formula by descents.
William J. Keith*, Michigan Technological University
(113505703)

5:00 p.m.
A Polyhedral Proof of a Wreath Product Identity.
Robert Davis*, Michigan State University
Bruce Sagan, Michigan State University
(113505275)

5:15 p.m.
SchurConcavity for Avoidance of Increasing Subsequences in BlockAscending Permutations.
Evan Chen*, MIT
(113505980)

5:30 p.m.
Shufflecompatible permutation statistics.
Ira M. Gessel, Brandeis University
Yan Zhuang*, Brandeis University
(113505381)

5:45 p.m.
Permutations with Restricted Positions and Asymptotic Distributions of Numbers of Cycles of Fixed Sizes.
Enes Ozel*, University of Southern California
(113505688)

6:00 p.m.
The Permutations Project.
Charles A Matthews*, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
(113520428)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME), IV
Room 14B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stacy Brown, California State Polytechnic University
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech mwawro@vt.edu
Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College

1:00 p.m.
How a PreCalculus Student Was Able to Reason about Rates of Change Using Magnitudes.
Irma E. Stevens*, University of Georgia
(1135J52584)

1:20 p.m.
On the dialectic of extracting meaning and ascribing meaning.
Thorsten Scheiner*, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
(1135J5682)

1:40 p.m.
Collective Argumentation Regarding Integration of Complex Functions within Three Worlds of Mathematics.
Brent Hancock*, University of Northern Colorado
(1135J5299)

2:00 p.m.
How are we meeting their needs? Investigating Students' Use of a Quantitative Learning Center.
Melissa Haire*, University of Connecticut
Fabiana Cardetti, University of Connecticut
(1135J52967)

2:20 p.m.
Development of Instrument to Assess Undergraduates' Attitudes toward Mathematics.
Soofia Malik*, University of Northwestern Ohio
(1135J51538)

2:40 p.m.
How Do Undergraduate Mathematics Students Justify Their Selfassessments in Academic Assignments?
Kedar M Nepal*, Mercer University
Kailash C Ghimire, Georgia Southwestern State University
Ramjee Sharma, University of North GeorgiaGainesville
Manoj Thapa, Georgia Southwestern State University
(1135J51711)

3:00 p.m.
Students' Conceptual Understanding of Derivatives in Freshmen Calculus.
Samer Habre*, Lebanese American University
Iman Osta, Lebanese American University
Hana Shatila, Lebanese American University
(1135J5150)

3:20 p.m.
Assessment of Flipping the Introductory Statistics Course.
Constantin Dorin Dumitraşcu*, Adrian College
(1135J51097)

3:40 p.m.
Dana Center Mathematics Pathways: Early findings from a randomized study of pathways curriculum implementation in four colleges.
Rebecca Hartzler*, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas, Austin
Jeremy Martin, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas, Austin
(1135J51490)

4:00 p.m.
Dynamic 3D Imagery in Calculus III: Student responses and learning gains.
Abraham Edwards*, Michigan State University
(1135J52486)

4:20 p.m.
"The slope is increasing!" Students' takeaways from Calculus.
Natalie LF Hobson*, Sonoma State University
(1135J51816)

4:40 p.m.
Investigating Calculus Instructors' Responsiveness to and Interpretation of Student Thinking.
Jessica Gehrtz*, Colorado State University
Jess Ellis Hagman, Colorado State University
Natasha Speer, University of Maine
(1135J52973)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Technology and Apps for Teaching Mathematics and Statistics, I
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stacey Hancock, Montana State University
Soma Roy, California Polytechnic State University
Sue Schou, Idaho State University
Karl RB Schmitt, Valparaiso University karl.schmitt@valpo.edu

1:00 p.m.
Using Interactive R Tutorials and Reproducible Research Practices to Introduce Statistical Learning Ideas to Undergraduate Statistics Students.
Alana J Unfried*, California State University Monterey Bay
(1135K51220)

1:20 p.m.
Introducing R to different statistical audiences.
Kimberly A Roth*, Juniata College
(1135K52443)

1:40 p.m.
Teaching Statistics with R and Applications to Interdisciplinary Research.
Leon Kaganovskiy*, Touro College, NY
(1135K563)

2:00 p.m.
Implementing R Activities and Projects in Introductory Statistics.
John D. Ross*, Southwestern University
(1135K52933)

2:20 p.m.
The Do's and Don'ts of a Statistics Project.
Christine Davidson*, Suffolk County Community College
(1135K5261)

2:40 p.m.
Learning Statistics through Applications to Community.
Rasitha R Jayasekare*, Butler University, IN
(1135K5169)

3:00 p.m.
Enhanced student learning and attitudes with biweekly MINITAB explorations.
Dan Seth*, West Texas A&M University
(1135K521)

3:20 p.m.
Discussion

3:40 p.m.
Engaging Students by Using Simulations to Address the Question of the Day.
Kari Lock Morgan*, Pennsylvania State University
(1135K52991)

4:00 p.m.
Does the Randomization Method Matter?
Robin H Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(1135K52768)

4:20 p.m.
Bayes' Theorem and Lie Detector Tests.
Howard Troughton*, Babson College
(1135K51036)

4:40 p.m.
Clarifying and Reimagining the Empirical Rule: An Introduction to the ByThirds Rule.
Allen G Harbaugh*, Boston University
(1135K51557)

5:00 p.m.
Teaching Pvalues from Primary Sources.
Dominic Klyve*, Central Washington University
(1135K52860)

5:20 p.m.
Teaching and learning statistics in education through MOODLE in Nepal.
Durga Prasad Dhakal*, Kathmandu University School of Education, Nepal
David A. Thomas, University of Great Falls, Montana
(1135K5256)

5:40 p.m.
Developing Concept Images Core Statistical Ideas: The Role of Interactive Dynamic Technology.
Gail F Burrill*, Michigan State university
(1135K53015)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on The Advancement of Open Educational Resources, II
Room 31C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Benjamin Atchinson, Framingham State University batchison@framingham.edu

1:00 p.m.
Using Open Resources in a Freshman General Education Course: A progress report.
John W Watson*, Arkansas Tech University
(1135P1246)

1:20 p.m.
Opensource course materials for an inquirybased approach to an introduction to proof course and abstract algebra.
Dana C. Ernst*, Northern Arizona University
(1135P13238)

1:40 p.m.
Lessons Learned in the Dissemination of the CalcPlot3D OER Applet and Exploration Activities.
Monica VanDieren*, Robert Morri University
Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College
Deborah MooreRusso, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
(1135P12540)

2:00 p.m.
The UTMOST Sage Cell Repository.
Thomas W. Judson*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(1135P1828)

2:20 p.m.
A sustainable publishing model for open educational resources.
Claude Laflamme*, University of Calgary / Lyryx Learning
Stephanie C. Keyowski, Lyryx Learning
Tamsyn Murnaghan, Lyryx Learning
(1135P12629)

2:40 p.m.
Open Source Introduction to Game Theory.
Jennifer Nordstrom*, Linfield College
(1135P11740)

3:00 p.m.
Implementing OER materials in a quantitative skills and literacy mathematics course.
Tricia Muldoon Brown*, Armstrong State University/Georgia Southern University
Joshua Lambert, Armstrong State University/Georgia Southern University
(1135P11435)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.4:35 p.m.
MAA Session on The Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations, II
Room 14A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Christopher S. Goodrich, Creighton Preparatory School cgood@prep.creighton.edu
Beverly H. West, Cornell University

1:00 p.m.
First and SecondOrder Models of Vertical Motion of Dry Air Parcels.
Chris Oehrlein*, Oklahoma City Community College
Jessica Oehrlein, Columbia University
(1135C51839)

1:20 p.m.
What happens when a physicist teaches Ordinary Differential Equations?
P. P. Yu*, Westminster College
(1135C52146)

1:40 p.m.
Laplace Transforms vs. The Method of Undetermined Coefficients.
Paul D. Olson*, Penn State Erie , the Behrend College Erie , PA .
(1135C52163)

2:00 p.m.
Strategic use of technology and modeling to motivate, investigate, and illuminate.
William Skerbitz*, Wayzata High School
(1135C52281)

2:20 p.m.
Visualizing Topics from Differential Equations Using CalcPlot3D.
Paul E. Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1135C52357)

2:40 p.m.
Deriving Kepler's Laws in a Differential Equations class.
Andrew G. Bennett*, Kansas State University
(1135C52815)

3:00 p.m.
Using Dynamic Visualization to Better Understand the Tractrix and Other "Pulling" Curves.
Douglas B. Meade*, University of South Carolina  Columbia
(1135C53010)

3:20 p.m.
Resisted Projectile Motion: a Trove of ODE Applications/Projects.
William W Hackborn*, University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
(1135C53181)

3:40 p.m.
General Discussion: CODEE invites all who teach ODEs to join us for a meetandgreet hour. We will include discussion of the online CODEE Journal, with plans for a special issue in 2018

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Room 32A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Dr. Talitha M Washington, Howard University talitha.washington@howard.edu

1:00 p.m.
Orthogonal Projections and Regularity of Sets.
Bobby Wilson*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1135282437)

1:20 p.m.
Enlarging Noetherian Rings While Preserving Their Spectrum.
Cory H Colbert*, Williams College
(1135132002)

1:40 p.m.
Central Sets Theorem in Adequate Partial Semigroups.
Kendra E Pleasant*, Morgan State University
(1135161151)

2:00 p.m.
Trace ideals and their applications in commutative algebra.
Haydee Lindo*, Williams College
(1135132790)

2:20 p.m.
A proof of the peak polynomial positivity conjecture.
Alexander DiazLopez*, University of Villanova
Pamela Harris, Williams College
Erik Insko, Florida Golf Coast University
Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College
(113505936)

2:40 p.m.
Nonlinear Filtering Problems for systems governed by PDEs.
Melissa Guemo Ngamini*, Morehouse College
(1135352234)

3:00 p.m.
Implications from Modeling of Visceral Leishmaniasis Transmission: A Regiondependent Characterization of Risks.
Kamal K Barley*, University of Cincinnati
(1135922814)

3:20 p.m.
A Bayesian Markov Decision Process to Evaluate Mode of Delivery.
Karen T. Hicklin*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1135903074)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mimetic Multiphase Subsurface and Oceanic Transport
Room 11A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jose Castillo, San Diego State University jcastillo@mail.sdsu.edu
Chris Paolini, San Diego State University paolini@engineering.sdsu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Effects of CO2 Injection on Calcite Saturation during Geologic CO2 Sequestration.
Christopher Paolini*, San Diego State University
(1135862910)

1:30 p.m.
Fluid Structure Interaction in Geologic CO2 sequestration using Coupled Finite Element and Mimetic Methods.
Jonathan Matthews*, San Diego State University
Christopher Paolini, San Diego State University
Jose Castillo, San Diego State University
(1135862861)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling Multiphase Buoyancy Driven Plume Migration during Geologic CO2 Injection.
Kyle Campbell*, San Diego State University
Christopher Paolini, San Diego State University
Jose Castillo, San Diego State University
(1135862724)

2:30 p.m.
Parallelized Chemical Equilibrium Solver for Geologic CO2 Sequestration.
Jose Navarro Nunez*, San Diego State University
Christopher Paolini, San Diego State University
Jose Castillo, San Diego State University
(1135863125)

3:00 p.m.
SubFlow: Modeling Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide with Mimetic Discretization Methods.
Johnny Corbino*, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University
(1135352127)

3:30 p.m.
Validation of the Nonhydrostatic General Curvilinear Coastal Ocean Model (GCCOM) for Stratified Flows.
Mariangel Garcia*, Computational Science Research Center SDSU
Paul Choboter, Mathematics Department
Ryan Walter, Physics Department
Jose Castillo, Computational Science Research Center
(1135861981)

4:00 p.m.
High Order Mimetic Methods on Overlapping Grids.
Angel A Boada*, San Diego State University  Computational Science Research Center
Jose E Castillo, San Diego State University  Computational Science Research Center
(1135352626)

4:30 p.m.
Development and optimization of a PETScbased parallel GCCOM model.
Mary P Thomas, San Diego State University
Mariangel Garcia, San Diego State University
Neelam Patel*, San Diego State University
Manuel Valera, San Diego State University
Jose E Castillo, San Diego State University
(1135352562)

5:00 p.m.
Modeling nearshore internal bores and waves in Monterey Bay using the General Curvilinear Coastal Ocean Model (GCCOM).
Manuel A Valera*, Computational Science Research Center  San Diego State University
Mariangel Garcia, Computational Science Research Center  San Diego State University
Paul Choboter, Mathematics Department, California Polytechnic State University
Ryan Walter, Physics Department, California Polytechnic State University
Jose Castillo, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University.
(1135762195)

5:30 p.m.
Mimetic Curvilinear Coastal Ocean Modeling.
William Byrd*, San Diego State University
Jose E. Castillo, San Diego State University
(1135762188)

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel
Pathways Through High School Mathematics: Building Focus and Coherence
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen J. Graham, University of New Hampshire karen.graham@unh.edu
Panelists:
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Matt Larson, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College
Dan Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMSMAA Joint Committee on TAs and PartTime Instructors Panel: Panel on The Experiences of Foreign Graduate Students as GTAs
Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
John Boller, University of Chicago
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College solomon.friedberg@bc.edu
Edward Richmond, Oklahoma State University
Moderators:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College
Panelists:
Gangotryi Sorcar, Ohio State University
Fatma Terzioglu, Texas A & M
Kai Zhao, Temple University
Zhuohui Zhang, Rutgers University

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting
Creating Engaging, Meaningful Experiences for Teachers and Future Teachers
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 1:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Topology
Room 1A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

1:00 p.m.
Legendrian Knots and their Lagrangian Fillings.
Samantha Pezzimenti*, Bryn Mawr College
(1135VU1192)

1:15 p.m.
Computations in twisted Morava Ktheory.
Aliaksandra Yarosh*, Pennsylvania State University
(1135VU720)

1:30 p.m.
A polynomial invariant for plane curve complements: Krammer polynomials.
Mehmet E Aktas*, University of Central Oklahoma
Serdar Cellat, Florida State University
Hubeyb Gurdogan, Florida State University
(1135VU836)

1:45 p.m.
Calculating the classical algebraic topology of a 4manifold from a trisection diagram.
Peter Feller, ETH Zurich
Michael Klug, UC Berkeley
Trent Schirmer, University of Georgia
Drew Zemke*, Cornell University
(1135VU1183)

2:00 p.m.
QuasiIsometric Boundary Swapping.
Craig R Guilbault, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Molly A Moran*, Colorado College
(1135VU838)

2:15 p.m.
Topological complexity of graph configuration spaces.
Steven Scheirer*, Lehigh University
(1135VU1218)

2:30 p.m.
Legendrian Torus Links.
Jennifer L. Dalton, The Rivers School
John B. Etnyre, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lisa Traynor*, Bryn Mawr College
(1135VU1488)

2:45 p.m.
Investigating diagonal knot grid diagrams.
Jack Arndt*, Simpson College
Malia Jansen, Simpson College
Payton McBurney, Simpson College
(1135VU1496)

3:00 p.m.
Classifying composite links.
Brandon Q Tran*, University of St. Thomas
(1135VU1882)

3:15 p.m.
Recognizing knot types using neural networks.
Zach Sorenson*, University of St. Thomas
Isaac Vraspir, University of St. Thomas
(1135VU1936)

3:30 p.m.
Knots in tight confinement.
Isaac Vraspir*, University of St. Thomas
Zach Sorenson, University of St. Thomas
(1135VU1937)

3:45 p.m.
A Study of Metrics on Visual Boundaries.
Malcolm Henry Gabbard*, Colorado College
Sam Kottler, Colorado College
(1135VU2097)

4:00 p.m.
Bridge Trisections of Surfaces in 4Manifolds.
Vincent Longo*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Alex Zupan, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1135VU2171)

4:15 p.m.
Is There a Topology on Q That Detects Continuous Extensions to R?
Mike Krebs*, California State University, Los Angeles
(1135VU2209)

4:30 p.m.
Finiteness Properties of Nekrashevych Groups.
Rachel Skipper*, Binghamton University
Matthew C.B. Zaremsky, University at Albany
(1135VU2299)

4:45 p.m.
DijkgraafWitten type invariants of Seifert surfaces in 3manifolds.
Ik Jae Lee*, Rowan University
David N Yetter, Kansas State University
(1135VU2481)

5:00 p.m.
Spaces With Complexity One.
Alyson Bittner*, University at Buffalo
(1135VU2728)

5:15 p.m.
On Trisections of 4Manifolds.
Marla Williams*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135VU2986)

5:30 p.m.
On a paradoxicaltype decomposition of CullerShalen of a PattersonSullivan measure for Kleinian groups.
Rosemary K Guzman*, University of Chicago
(1135VU3177)

5:45 p.m.
Generalized dunce hats do not have the double collapsible property.
Peter Sparks*, Marquette University
(1135VU3219)

Friday January 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
A synthetic theory of $\infty$categories in homotopy type theory..
Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Emily Riehl*, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Shulman, University of San Diego
(113518191)

Friday January 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
AMS Directors of Graduate Studies
Rancho Santa Fe Rm 2, Lobby Level, North Twr, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Friday January 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Board of Directors Meeting
Torrey Pines Room 1, Lobby Level, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Friday January 12, 2018, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Presentations by MAA Teaching Award Recipients
Room 6C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Barbara Faires, Westminster College
Deanna Hausperger, Carleton College

Friday January 12, 2018, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
Funding at federal agencies & advocacy for grassroots support
Room 11B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society
Scott Wolpert, University of Maryland
Moderators:
Terrance Blackman, Medger Evers College, CUNY
Panelists:
Fariba Fahroo, DARPA
Charlie Toll, National Security Agency
Michael Vogelius, Rutgers University

Friday January 12, 2018, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Panel
Career Trajectories Involving Administrative Roles: What You May Want to Consider
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Ryan Zerr, University of North Dakota ryan.zerr@und.edu
Edward Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University
Panelists:
Edward Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University
Linda Braddy, Tarrant County College
Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University
Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University
Jennifer Quinn, University of Washington Tacoma

Friday January 12, 2018, 2:45 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Other Topics, I
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

2:45 p.m.
Beautiful Problems.
Ioana Mihaila*, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
(1135VV1621)

3:00 p.m.
Construction and Completion of a Latin Square.
Xueyi Lei*, Washington & Jefferson College
(1135VV2056)

3:15 p.m.
Any Which Way You Split.
Denver Stahl*, Washington & Jefferson College
Roman Wong, Washington & Jefferson College
(1135VV2059)

3:30 p.m.
On the Fourier Series of Square Periodic Functions.
Toirna Lewis*, Clark Atlanta University
(1135VV2248)

3:45 p.m.
Balance weighing  variations on a theme.
Ethan D. Bolker*, University of Massachusetts Boston
Samuel A Feuer, Needham High School
Catalin Zara, University of Massachusetts Boston
(1135VV602)

4:00 p.m.
Tweaking the NFL's headtohead tiebreaker.
James A Swenson*, University of WisconsinPlatteville
Dan Swenson, Black Hills State University
(1135VV2603)

4:15 p.m.
Unhyphenated spacetime.
Knute E Thorsgard*, Knutonian Physics
(1135VV20)

4:30 p.m.
Convex Optimization Techniques: A view point in Item Response Theory Models using Iprojections.
Naama T. Lewis*, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(1135VV1249)

4:45 p.m.
A metric for quantifying the accuracy of market indicators.
Josh M. Beal*, Indiana University East
(1135VV3044)

5:00 p.m.
On The Structure of The $C_2$ Spider.
Andres N. Mejia*, Bard College
(1135VV3105)

5:15 p.m.
Mathematical Properties of SemiClosed Primaries.
Joseph F. Kolacinski*, Elmira College
Brandon Payne, Elmira College
(1135VV3122)

5:30 p.m.
The Phibonacci Sequence.
John Robert Botzum*, Kutztown University, Kutztown Pennsylvania
(1135VV3133)

5:45 p.m.
The Arithmetic and Geometry of (P)s(e)udokus.
M Beck, San Francisco State University
J Friedman, University of San Diego
M Gagliardo, California Lutheran University
T Hunter, Swarthmore College
N Sieben, Northern Arizona University
C Williams, James Madison University
S Wright*, Fitchburg State University
(1135VV3152)

Friday January 12, 2018, 3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Power of reasoning over richer domains.
Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Antonina Kolokolova*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(113500189)

Friday January 12, 2018, 3:40 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Project NExT Panel
Incorporating Social Justice Projects into the College Mathematics Curriculum
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Marko Budisic, Clarkson University
Kaitlin Hill, University of Minnesota
Natalie Hobson, Sonoma State University
Bianca Thompson, Harvey Mudd College
Panelists:
Aditya Adiredja, University of Arizona
KarlDieter Crisman, Gordon College
Lily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount

Friday January 12, 2018, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session, I
Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
National Science Foundation: Update from the Division of Mathematical Sciences (NSFDMS)
Room 8, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Henry Warchall, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation

Friday January 12, 2018, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Student Poster Session
Exhibit Hall B2, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
AMS Congressional Fellowship Session
Room 11B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society
Speakers:
Margaret Callahan, AMS Congressional Fellow 201718

Friday January 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Panel
The Evolving Career Outlook in Risk Management
Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Kevin Charlwood, Washburn University kevin.charlwood@washburn.edu
Michelle Guan, Indiana University
Steve Paris, Florida State University
Barry Smith, Lebanon Valley College
Sue Staples, Texas Christian University
Rick Gorvett, Casualty Actuary Society (CASACT)
Panelists:
Paul Bailey, Willis Towers Watson
Raya Feldman, University of California Santa Barbara
Zoe Rico, Aon
Barry Smith, Lebanon Valley College

Friday January 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Meeting of potential members of SIGMAA on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (SIGMAAMKT)
Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University

Friday January 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m.6:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government (BIG SIGMAA) Guest Lecture
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the WEB (WEB SIGMAA) Reception
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
AWM Workshop: Poster Presentations by Women Graduate Students and Reception
Lobby outside Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Alina Bucur, University of California, San Diego
Matilde Lalin, University of Montreal
Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University

6:00 p.m.
The Exit Distribution for Smart Kinetic Walk with Symmetric and Asymmetric Transition Probability.
Yan Dai*, University of Arizona

6:00 p.m.
A KazhdanLusztig algorithm for Whittaker modules.
Anna Macquarie Romanov*, University of Utah

6:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Syzygies in the SemiAmple Setting.
Juliette Bruce*, University of Wisconsin  Madison

6:00 p.m.
The Effect of the Behavior at Spatial Infinity of Spacetimes on the Pointwise Decay Rate of Waves.
K Morgan*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

6:00 p.m.
Combinatorial interpretations of false theta function identities.
Hannah E Burson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

6:00 p.m.
Random Coxeter Groups.
Angelica Rae Deibel*, Brandeis University

6:00 p.m.
An example towards homological mirror symmetry.
Catherine Cannizzo*, University of California, Berkeley

6:00 p.m.
The binary cubic generic Clifford algebra.
Charlotte Ure*, Michigan State University
Rajesh Kulkarni, Michigan State University

6:00 p.m.
Algebraic Voting Theory and Representations of $S_m \wr S_n$.
Helene Barcelo, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Megan Bernstein, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sarah BocktingConrad, DePaul University
Erin McNicholas, Willamette University
Kathryn Nyman, Willamette University
Shira Viel*, North Carolina State University

6:00 p.m.
SchurWeyl Duality for Unipotent Upper Triangular Matrices.
Megan Ly*, University of Colorado Boulder

6:00 p.m.
Graded Representations of Current Algebras.
Kayla Murray*, University of California Riverside

6:00 p.m.
Factor graphs for polar codes.
Jessalyn Bolkema*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln

6:00 p.m.
The GanGrossPrasad Conjecture for General Spin Groups.
Melissa Emory*, University of Missouri

6:00 p.m.
Two Boundary Centralizer Algebras for $\mathfrak{gl}(n\vert m)$.
Jieru Zhu*, University of Oklahoma

6:00 p.m.
On reordering books and selforganizing libraries.
K Stasikelis*, Clemson University
S Poznanovic, Clemson University

6:00 p.m.
Local arboreal representations.
Laura S Walton*, Brown University
Jacqueline Anderson, Brown University
Spencer Hamblen, Brown University
Bjorn Poonen, Brown University

6:00 p.m.
A manifold learning approach to image segmentaion.
Marilyn Vazquez Landrove*, George Mason University

6:00 p.m.
Elements of algebras of operators that attain their norm in a finitedimensional representation.
Kristen Courtney*, University of Virginia

6:00 p.m.
Immersed Lagrangian Fillings of Legendrian Knots.
Samantha Pezzimenti*, Bryn Mawr College

6:00 p.m.
Injective choosability of subcubic planar graphs with girth 6.
Shanise Walker*, Iowa State University

Friday January 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the WEB (WEB SIGMAA) Guest Lecture
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Mathematically Bent Theater
Performed by Colin Adams and the Mobiusbandaid Players.
Room 6C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception
Presidio Room, Lobby Level, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Friday January 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Reception
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government (BIG SIGMAA) Reception
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government (BIG SIGMAA) Business Meeting
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.8:10 p.m.
SIGMAA On Statistics Education Guest Lecture
Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 7:45 p.m.8:35 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Hidden in Plain Sight: Mathematics Teaching and Learning Through a Storytelling Lens.
Marina Ballroom FG, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Erica Walker*, Teachers College, Columbia University
(113500186)

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Project NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Marina Ballroom E, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Organizers:
Julia Barnes, West Carolina University
Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
Matt Delong, Taylor University
David Kung, St Mary's College of Maryland

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Backgammon!
Learn to play backgammon from expert players.
Marina Ballroom D, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Organizers:
Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
Saturday January 13, 2018

Saturday January 13, 2018, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Saturday January 13, 2018, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Email Center
Exhibit Hall B1, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center

Saturday January 13, 2018, 7:45 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, III
Room 13, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
Dynamics of CoOrbital Moons Near Collision.
Kimberly E. Stubbs*, College of Charelston
Samuel R. Kaplan, UNCAsheville
(1135703005)

8:00 a.m.
The JacobiMaupertuis principle in the strong force Nbody problem.
Connor Jackman*, UCSC
(113570861)

8:15 a.m.
Relative equilibria in the 4 and 5body problem.
Prof. Florin Diacu, University of Victoria
Sawsan Alhowaity*, University of Vicroia
(113534945)

8:30 a.m.
Lagrange reduction of the variational principle for Einstein's equations.
P. P. Yu*, Westminster College
(1135832251)

8:45 a.m.
A StuartWatson Nonlinear Stability Analysis of a Generalized Matkowsky Heat Equation.
David J Wollkind, Washington State University
Richard A Cangelosi, Gonzaga University
Bonni J Dichone*, Gonzaga University
Mitchell G David, Washington State University
(1135351361)

9:00 a.m.
Gradient bounds of heat kernels in the setting of local Dirichlet spaces as cocompact covers of finitely generated polynomial growth groups.
Melanie Pivarski*, Roosevelt University
(1135582268)

9:15 a.m.
FeatureLabelOrder Effect in A Noisy Learning Environment.
Timmy Ma*, University of California, Irvine
Natalia L Komarova, University of California, Irvine
(113591797)

9:30 a.m.
A Rigidity Theorem in Pillage Games.
Alexander Munson*, unemployed
(113591509)

9:45 a.m.
Selective Hedging Against Regret: The Amnesiac Lookback Option.
HoChun Herbert Chang*, Department of Mathematics, Dartmouth College
(1135911534)

10:00 a.m.
Forecasting Chaotic Business Cycles.
James M. Haley*, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa
(1135352410)

10:15 a.m.
Modeling market based deforestation prevention policy: the effect of fluctuating commodity prices and industrial agriculture.
Josh Hiller*, Adelphi University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
(1135921337)

10:30 a.m.
Applications of Random Forests for Modeling Obsolescence.
Emily Nystrom*, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
(1135621451)

10:45 a.m.
A new efficient decoding algorithm for correcting multiple insertion or deletion errors in Helberg codes.
Kaitlyn Myers, Rowan University
Hieu D Nguyen*, Rowan University
(113594985)

11:00 a.m.
Results on polar codes via configurations on multitrees.
Jessalyn Bolkema*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1135943107)

11:15 a.m.
Comparing two scoring options for link prediction in networks.
Amanda E Francis*, Carroll College
(1135001261)

11:30 a.m.
Global synchronization of pulsecoupled oscillators on trees.
Hanbaek Lyu*, The Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics
(1135931523)

11:45 a.m.
The Minimum EuclideanNorm Point on a Convex Polytope.
Jes{ú}s De Loera, University of California, Davis
Jamie Haddock*, University of California, Davis
Luis Rademacher, University of California, Davis
(113590572)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 7:45 a.m.9:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Number Theory, III
Room 15A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

Saturday January 13, 2018, 7:45 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Metrics and Optimization
Room 12, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
Interacting elastic curves on a sphere.
Vikash Chaurasia*, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST
Eliot Fried, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST
Yi Chao Chen, University of Houston, Texas, USA
(1135492347)

8:00 a.m.
Distances between Networks and the Stability of Network Invariants.
Samir Chowdhury*, The Ohio State University
Facundo Mémoli, The Ohio State University
(1135002946)

8:15 a.m.
Comparison of ConformalLike Metrics.
Kourosh Tavakoli*, Oklahoma City University
(1135303006)

8:30 a.m.
Ergodicity defect tortuosity metric.
S E Scott*, Milwaukee School of Engineering
(1135461999)

8:45 a.m.
Stochastic Proximal Gradient Methods for Metric Learning.
Prem Talwai*, Cornell University
(1135493031)

9:00 a.m.
Turning the CauchySchwarz inequality into an equality.
Christopher Michael Schwanke*, NorthWest University
(1135461878)

9:15 a.m.
`Twisted Dualtity' in the Clifford Hilbert Space.
Jeramiah Hocutt*, University of Florida
(1135461884)

9:30 a.m.
A ProbablyApproximatelyCorrect Algorithm for Learning a $C^{1,1}(\mathbb{R}^d)$ Function from Noisy Samples.
Adam Gustafson, University of Washington
Matthew Hirn, Michigan State University
Kitty Mohammed, University of Washington
Hariharan Narayanan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Jason Xu*, University of California Los Angeles
(1135621141)

9:45 a.m.
Linear barycentric rational interpolation with guaranteed degree of exactness.
JeanPaul Berrut*, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
(113541556)

10:00 a.m.
Multivariate and abstract Approximation theory for Banach space valued functions.
George A Anastassiou*, Memphis
(11354117)

10:15 a.m.
Optimal recovery of operators on the classes of functions with values in Lspaces.
Vira Babenko*, Ithaca College
Vladyslav Babenko, Dnipropetrovsk National University
Mariya Polischuk, Dnipropetrovsk National University
(113541252)

10:30 a.m.
Further Results for Functionals on BV Space with Carathéodory Integrands.
Thomas Wunderli*, The American University of Sharjah
(113549341)

10:45 a.m.
A Mass Reducing Flow for Transport Networks.
Carol Ann Downes*, Hendrix College
(113549370)

11:00 a.m.
Existence and regularity of minimizers for nonlocal energy functionals.
Cory Wright*, University of Nebraska Linoln
Petronela Radu, University of Nebraska Linoln
Mikil Foss, University of Nebraska Linoln
(1135491728)

11:15 a.m.
On the Frechet differentiability in optimal control of coefficients in parabolic free boundary problems.
Ugur G Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Evan Cosgrove*, Florida Institute of Technology
Jonathan Goldfarb, Florida Institute of Technology
(11354995)

11:30 a.m.
Optimal Control of Coefficients in Parabolic Free Boundary Problems Modeling Laser Ablation.
Jonathan Goldfarb*, Florida Institute of Technology
Ugur G Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
(1135493179)

11:45 a.m.
Optimal Control of vertical transmitted vectorborne disease: Treatment and Prevention.
Hyun Jin Son*, Auburn University
(1135492539)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 7:45 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Partial Differential Equations
Room 29B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
Time Dependent Parameter Identification Problem in Parabolic Partial Differential Equation Through OverSpecification of Data.
Jashmon Rana*, Cameron University
Narayan Thapa, Cameron University
(1135351090)

8:00 a.m.
Investigation and Numerical Solution of Difference Analogous to InitialBoundary Value Problem for One Nonlinear Partial Differential Equation.
Mikheil Tutberidze*, Tbilisi, Georgia
(1135652111)

8:15 a.m.
Robust information divergences for modelform uncertainty arising from sparse data in random PDE.
Eric Joseph Hall*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Markos A Katsoulakis, University of Massachusetts Amherst
(1135651442)

8:30 a.m.
Quantitative analysis of boundary layer in periodic homogenization.
Jinping Zhuge*, University of Kentucky
(1135351285)

8:45 a.m.
Dynamics in chemotaxis models of parabolicelliptic type on bounded domain with time and space dependent logistic sources.
Tahir Bachar Issa*, Auburn University
Wenxian Shen, Auburn University
(1135352710)

9:00 a.m.
Parabolicelliptic chemotaxis model with spacetime dependent logistic sources on $\mathbb{R}^N$. I. Persistence and asymptotic spreading.
Rachidi B Salako*, Auburn University
Wenxian Shen, Auburn University
(1135352959)

9:15 a.m.
Adaptive Difference Potentials Method for the Chemotaxis Model in 3D.
Qing Xia*, University of Utah
(113565650)

9:30 a.m.
Gradient method in Besov spaces for the optimal control of parabolic free boundary problems.
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Vladislav Bukshtynov, Florida Institute of Technology
Ali Hagverdiyev*, Florida Institute of Technology
(11356594)

9:45 a.m.
Evolution of Interfaces for the Nonlinear Double Degenerate Parabolic Equation of Turbulent Filtration with Absorption.
Ugur G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Jian Du, Florida Institute of Technology
Adam L. Prinkey*, Florida Institute of Technology
(11353580)

10:00 a.m.
On the Optimal Control of the Stefan Type Parabolic Free Boundary Problems with State Constraints.
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Intitute of Technology
Evan Cosgrove, Florida Institute of Technology
Curtis Earl*, Florida Institute of Technology
Jonathan Goldfarb, Florida Institute of Technology
(113535103)

10:15 a.m.
On the Qualitative Theory of the Nonlinear Degenerate Parabolic Equations of the ReactionDiffusionConvection Type.
Ugur G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Habeeb Aal Rkhais*, Florida Institute of Technology
(113535105)

10:30 a.m.
Analysis of Interfaces for the Nonlinear Degenerate Second Order Parabolic Equations Modeling DiffusionConvection Processes.
Ugur G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Lamees Alzaki*, Florida Institute of Technology
(113535106)

10:45 a.m.
Evolution of Interfaces for the Nonlinear Parabolic pLaplacian Type ReactionDiffusion Equations.
Ugur G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Roqia A. Jeli*, Florida Institute of Technology
(11353585)

11:00 a.m.
Some Free Boundary Problems for the Nonlinear Degenerate Multidimensional Parabolic Equations Modeling ReactionDiffusion Processes.
Ugur G Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Amna Ali.S Abu weden*, Florida Institute of Technology
(113535126)

11:15 a.m.
A variable nonlinear splitting algorithm for reaction diffusion systems with self and crossdiffusion.
Matthew A Beauregard*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Rana Parshad, Clarkson University
Joshua Padgett, Texas Tech University
(1135651033)

11:30 a.m.
Stability of multidimensional fronts in exponentially weighted norms.
Anna Ghazaryan, Miami University
Yuri Latushkin, University of Missouri, Columbia
Xinyao Yang*, Xi'an JiaotongLiverpool University, China
(113535960)

11:45 a.m.
Nodal solutions for Robin problems.
Michael E Filippakis*, Department of Digital Systems,University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
(113535334)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 7:45 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Stochastic and Random Processes
Room 19, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
Calculation of Fundamental Matrix for an Absorbing Markov Chain and Applications.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(113565913)

8:00 a.m.
On almost periodic stochastic difference equations with random delay.
Paul H Bezandry*, Howard University
(1135602463)

8:15 a.m.
Continuous Time Interpolation of Marked Random Measures and their Applications.
Jewgeni H. Dshalalow, Florida Institute of Technology
Kizza M. Nandyose*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1135603207)

8:30 a.m.
An epidemic model obtained by expressing the randomness of contact and recovery rates through Wiener processes.
Kursad Tosun*, Mugla Sitki Kocman University
Cemile Tosun, Mugla, Turkey
(1135601298)

8:45 a.m.
Noise induced mixedmode oscillations in a predatorprey system with two timescales near the onset of a limit cycle.
Susmita Sadhu*, Georgia College and State University
Christian Kuehn, Technical University of Munich
(1135371399)

9:00 a.m.
Nonparametric estimation of a mixing distribution for a family of linear stochastic dynamical systems.
Alona Kryshchenko*, California State University of Channel Islands
Alan Schumitzky, University of Southern California
Mike van Guilder, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Michael Neely, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
(1135622794)

9:15 a.m.
Information Theoretic Model Selection for Reconstruction of Stochastic Dynamical Systems from Data.
David Darmon*, Uniformed Services University
(1135372172)

9:30 a.m.
Stochastic Enumeration with Importance Sampling.
Alathea I. Jensen*, George Mason University
(113568792)

9:45 a.m.
Intermittency fronts and some nonexistence results for the spacetime fractional diffusion.
Sunday Amaechi Asogwa*, Auburn University
(1135603073)

10:00 a.m.
Analysis of spacetime fractional stochastic partial differential equations.
Jebessa B Mijena*, Georgia College & State University
Erkan Nane, Auburn University
(1135603203)

10:15 a.m.
Linearly Splitting Methods for a Heston Stochastic Volatility Model.
Chong Sun*, Baylor University Mathematics Department
Qin Sheng, Baylor University Mathematics Department
(1135651628)

10:30 a.m.
Optimization Of Cash Management Fluctuation Through Stochastic Processes.
Y. M. Dib*, University of Balamand, Koura, Lebanon
H. Greige, University of Balamand, Koura, Lebanon
N. Kmeid, University of Balamand, Koura, Lebanon
Y. N. Raffoul, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
(1135602398)

10:45 a.m.
Evaluation of Integrals of the Form $\int_{\infty }^{\infty }\int_{\infty }^{\infty }f(s,t)\exp\left{ \frac{1}{2(1\rho ^{2})}\left[ s^{2}+t^{2}2\rho st\right] \right} dsdt:$.
Edmund E Ameyaw*, Howard University, Washington, DC
Paul Bezandry, Howard university,Washington, DC.
Victor Apprey, Howard University,Washington, DC
John Kwagyan, Howard University,Washington, DC
(113562553)

11:00 a.m.
Exits of Oscillating Random Walks Under Delayed Observation.
Ryan T. White*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1135602962)

11:15 a.m.
Quenched central limit theorem rates of convergence for onedimensional random walks in random environments.
Sungwon Ahn*, Roosevelt University
Jonathon Peterson, Purdue University
(113560205)

11:30 a.m.
Inferences on the location parameter under multivariate skew normal settings.
Ziwei, ZM Ma*, Department of Mathematical Science, New Mexico State University
Tonghui, TW Wang, Department of Mathematical Science, New Mexico State University
(1135622006)

11:45 a.m.
On the expected number of zeros of complex Weyl polynomials.
Zachariah E Tyree*, Florida Atlantic University
Andrew Thomack, Florida Atlantic University
(113560819)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Operator Algebras, II
Room 16A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Marcel Bischoff, Vanderbilt University
Ian Charlesworth, University of California, Los Angeles
Brent Nelson, University of California, Berkeley brent@math.berkeley.edu
Sarah Reznikoff, Kansas State University

8:00 a.m.
Most Quantum States are Almost Maximally Entangled.
Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois at Chicago
Todd Kemp*, UC San Diego
(113546791)

8:30 a.m.
The Large$N$ Limit of the $q$SegalBargmann Transform.
Guillaume Cebron, Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
Ching Wei Ho*, University of California, San Diego
(1135461573)

9:00 a.m.
The inner structure of the $2$adic ring $C^*$algebra and its acquaintances.
Valeriano Aiello*, Vanderbilt University
(1135462212)

9:30 a.m.
Holomorphic Bundles Over Riemann Surfaces and Subalgebras of $n$homogeneous $C^*$algebras.
Kathryn McCormick*, University of Iowa
(1135471588)

10:00 a.m.
Rigidity for von Neumann algebras of amalgamated free product groups.
Adrian Ioana*, University of California, San Diego
Ionut Chifan, University of Iowa
(1135471466)

10:30 a.m.
Tensorial Relative Solidity.
Daniel Drimbe, UC San Diego
Daniel Hoff*, UCLA
Adrian Ioana, UC San Diego
(1135471469)

11:00 a.m.
W$^*$superrigidity for coinduced actions.
Daniel Drimbe*, University of California San Diego
(1135473016)

11:30 a.m.
On the classification of group von Neumann algebras.
Thomas Sinclair*, Purdue University
(1135461879)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Alternative Proofs in Mathematical Practice, I
Room 30A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
John W. Dawson, Jr., Pennsylvania State University, York jwd7too@comcast.net

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis of Fractional, Stochastic, and Hybrid Dynamic Systems, I
Room 30B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Gangaram S. Ladde, University of South Florida
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu

8:00 a.m.
Smallest eigenvalues for a fractional difference equation with right focal boundary conditions.
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
Jeffrey Neugebauer, Eastern Kentucky University
(113539115)

8:30 a.m.
A boundary value problem for a Hadamard fractional differential equation with nonlocal multipoint boundary conditions.
John R. Graef*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(113534773)

9:00 a.m.
Generalized Monotone Method for RiemannLiouville Fractional Reaction Diffusion Equation with Applications.
Pradeep Godar Chhetri*, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA,70504
Aghalaya S Vatsala, Department of Mathematics, UL Lafayette, Lafayette, LA,70504
(113535991)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Levytype Dynamic Modeling of TimetoEvent Process.
Mobolaji O Ogunsolu*, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
(1135602623)

10:00 a.m.
The forward and inverse problems for a fractional boundary value problem.
Yaqin Feng, Ohio University
John R Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Lingju Kong, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Min Wang*, Rowan University
(1135342296)

10:30 a.m.
Stochastic Hybrid Dynamic Modeling of TimetoEvent Processes.
Emmanuel A. Appiah*, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
(1135602635)

11:00 a.m.
Fractional Impulsive Differential Equations and Comparison Results.
Aghalaya S. Vatsala*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
Yunxiang Bai, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1135341400)

11:30 a.m.
New fractional integral with applications to timefractional Porous Medium Equation (fPME).
Udita N Katugampola*, Florida Polytechnic University
(1135351059)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Bifurcations of Difference Equations and Discrete Dynamical Systems, I
Room 30E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Arzu Bilgin, University of Rhode Island
Toufik Khyat, University of Rhode Island toufik17@my.uri.edu

8:00 a.m.
Global Dynamic Scenarios for Competitive Maps in the Plane.
Elliott J. Bertrand*, University of Rhode Island
Mustafa R.S. Kulenovic, University of Rhode Island
(1135392180)

8:30 a.m.
Pemantle's minplus binary tree.
Dylan M Cable*, Stanford University
Antonio Auffinger, Northwestern University Department of Mathematics
(1135602030)

9:00 a.m.
PiecewiseDefined Difference Equations with Every Solution Eventually Periodic: Open Problem.
Candace M. Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(113539455)

9:30 a.m.
Perioddoubling and NeimarkSacker bifurcations in a larch budmoth population model.
Mihiri De Silva, Texas Tech University
Sophia Jang*, Texas Tech University
(113592612)

10:00 a.m.
Equilibrium bifurcations in difference equation models from structured population dynamics: extinction, survival, and strong Allee effects.
Jim M Cushing*, Department of Mathematics & Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
(1135391463)

10:30 a.m.
A Difference Equation with NeimarkSacker Bifurcation.
Toufik Khyat*, Trinity College
(1135392423)

11:00 a.m.
Basins of Attraction of Period Two Solutions of Monotone Difference Equations.
Arzu Bilgin*, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University
(1135391892)

11:30 a.m.
On the global stability of a class of discrete dynamical systems.
Saber Elaydi*, Trinity University
(1135392696)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Boundaries for Groups and Spaces, III
Room 16B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Joseph Maher, CUNY College of Staten Island joseph.maher@csi.cuny.edu
Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University

8:00 a.m.
Semistability of CAT(0) IFP Groups.
Kim Ruane*, Tufts University
Chris Hruska, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(1135202652)

9:00 a.m.
Property $P_{naive}$ for acylindrically hyperbolic groups.
Carolyn Abbott*, University of California, Berkeley
Francois Dahmani, Universite Grenoble Alpes, Institut Fourier
(1135202214)

9:30 a.m.
Obstructions to Riemannian smoothings of a locally CAT(0) manifold.
Bakul Sathaye*, The Ohio State University
(113557635)

10:00 a.m.
Acylindrical Hyperbolicity and CAT(0) Groups.
Brendan Burns Healy*, Tufts University
(113520718)

10:30 a.m.
Lifting curves on surfaces via 3manifolds and the curve complex.
Priyam Patel*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Tarik Aougab, Brown University
Samuel Taylor, Temple University
(1135572066)

11:00 a.m.
Groups whose word problem is not multiple context free.
Kropholler*, Tufts University
Gilman, Stevens Institute of Technology
Schleimer, Warwick University
(1135202599)

11:30 a.m.
CAT(0) Cube Complexes and their Boundaries.
Talia Fernós*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(1135201351)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry, II
Room 33A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Vincent B. Bonini, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo vbonini@calpoly.edu
Joseph E. Borzellino, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Bogdan D. Suceava, California State University, Fullerton
Guofang Wei, University of California, Santa Barbara

8:00 a.m.
Fourdimensional Shrinking Ricci Solitons with Nonnegative Isotropic Curvature.
Xiaolong Li*, UC Irvine
Lei Ni, UC San Diego
Kui Wang, Soochow University
(1135531519)

8:30 a.m.
Normalized Ricci Flow on NonCompact Manifolds.
Yucheng Lu*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(1135533176)

9:00 a.m.
Bounding the invariant spectrum of toric Kaehler manifolds.
Thomas Murphy*, California State University Fullerton
(113553605)

9:30 a.m.
Some Laplacians on symplectic manifolds.
Lihan Wang*, University of Connecticut
(113553894)

10:00 a.m.
Nonnegatively curved $6$manifolds with almost maximal symmetry rank.
Christine Escher, Oregon State University
Catherine Searle*, Wichita State University
(1135531264)

10:30 a.m.
On Morse index estimates for minimal surfaces.
Davi Maximo*, University of Pennsylvania
(1135531932)

11:00 a.m.
Hearing the shape of a trapezoid by its eigenvalues.
Zhiqin Lu*, UC Irvine
(1135531542)

11:30 a.m.
Some recent gluing constructions of minimal surfaces in the 3sphere and Euclidean space.
David Wiygul*, University of California, Irvine
(1135532072)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Diophantine Approximation and Analytic Number Theory in Honor of Jeffrey Vaaler, II
Room 17B, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Shabnam Akhtari, University of Oregon
Lenny Fukshansky, Claremont McKenna College lenny@cmc.edu
Clayton Petsche, Oregon State University

8:00 a.m.
Bounds on Autocorrelation Coefficients of RudinShapiro Polynomials.
Stephen Choi*, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
JeanPaul Allouche, Mathematics Institute, Pierre & Marie Curie University
Tamas Erdelyi, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
Alain Denise, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences of Orsay University Paris Sud
Bahman Saffari, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences of Orsay University ParisSud
(113511757)

8:30 a.m.
Equidistribution of Elements of Norm.
Kate Petersen*, Florida State
Christopher Sinclair, University of Oregon
(1135111346)

9:00 a.m.
ErdosSelfridge and supersingularity.
Michael A. Bennett*, University of British Columbia
Samir Siksek, Warwick University
(113511949)

9:30 a.m.
Higher dimensional Steinhaus and Slater problems via homogeneous dynamics.
Alan Haynes*, University of Houston
Jens Marklof, University of Bristol
(113511307)

10:00 a.m.
The LindLehmer constant for certain $p$groups.
Michael J. Mossinghoff*, Davidson College
Dilum De Silva, Bowling Green State University Firelands
Vincent Pigno, California State University, Sacramento
Christopher Pinner, Kansas State University
(1135111672)

10:30 a.m.
Uniformity of the Möbius function in function fields.
Thái Hoàng Lê*, University of Mississippi
PierreYves Bienvenu, University of Bristol
(1135112767)

11:00 a.m.
Mahler measure, volumes of polynomials and random matrix theory.
Christopher D Sinclair*, University of Oregon
(1135112551)

11:30 a.m.
Diophantine inequalities for the Weil height.
Shabnam Akhtari, University of Oregon
Jeffrey Vaaler*, University of Texas at Austin
(1135111370)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Emerging Topics in Graphs and Matrices, I
Room 33B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Sudipta Mallik, Northern Arizona University sudipta.mallik@nau.edu
Keivan Hassani Monfared, University of Calgary
Bryan Shader, University of Wyoming

8:00 a.m.
Nonsparse companion matrix constructions.
Louis Deaett, Quinnipiac University
Jonathan Fischer, Redeemer University College
Colin Garnett, Black Hills State University
Kevin Vander Meulen*, Redeemer University College
(1135152318)

8:30 a.m.
Matroids and the minimum rank of matrix patterns.
Louis Deaett*, Quinnipiac University
(1135053052)

9:00 a.m.
Tree Sign Patterns that Require $\mathbb{H}_n$.
Wei Gao*, Auburn University
Zhongshan Li, Georgia State University
Lihua Zhang, Georgia State University
(113515200)

9:30 a.m.
Compressed Cliques Graphs and Positive Zero Forcing.
Shaun Fallat*, University of Regina
Karen Meagher, University of Regina
Abolghasem Soltani, University of Regina
Boting Yang, University of Regina
(1135152482)

10:00 a.m.
On the error of a priori sampling: zero forcing sets and propagation time.
Franklin H. J. Kenter*, United States Naval Academy
Jephian C.H. Lin, University of Victoria
(1135051082)

10:30 a.m.
The inverse eigenvalue problem of a graph: Multiplicities and minors.
Wayne Barrett, Brigham Young University
Steve Butler, Iowa State University
Shaun M. Fallat, University of Regina
H. Tracy Hall, Brigham Young University
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
Jephian C.H. Lin*, University of Victoria
Bryan L. Shader, University of Wyoming
Michael Young, Iowa State University
(1135151215)

11:00 a.m.
7 theorems in spectral extremal graph theory.
Michael Tait*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1135051178)

11:30 a.m.
Switched symplectic graphs and their 2ranks.
Aida Abiad*, Maastricht University
Willem Haemers, Tilburg University
(1135051840)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractional Difference Operators and Their Application, I
Room 30D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Christopher S. Goodrich, Creighton Preparatory School cgood@prep.creighton.edu
Rajendra Dahal, Coastal Carolina University

8:00 a.m.
Vectorial fractional approximation by linear operators.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(113541232)

8:30 a.m.
An Analysis of Nonlocal Elements in Discrete Fractional Calculus.
Christopher S. Goodrich*, Creighton Preparatory School
Rajendra Dahal, Coastal Carolina University
(1135391270)

9:00 a.m.
Lyapunov Inequalities for Boundary Value Problems involving Fractional Difference Equations.
Areeba Ikram*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135391389)

9:30 a.m.
The General Operator $\nabla^\gamma$ and Using It to Extend Results Involving $\nabla^\gamma_{a}$ and $\nabla^\gamma_{a*}$.
Scott C. Gensler*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135391247)

10:00 a.m.
Initial value problems for fractional functional differential inclusions with Hadamard type derivatives in Banach spaces.
John R. Graef*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
N. Guerraiche, Université de Mostaganem, Algeria
S. Hamani, Université de Mostaganem, Algeria
(113534775)

10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic behaviour of nabla fractional $h$difference equations.
Allan Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Baoguo Jia, Quandzhou, China
Feifei Du, Sun YatSen University
Lynn Erbe, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135391104)

11:00 a.m.
Quenching problem for one dimensional fractional reaction diffusion equation.
Subhash Subedi*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Aghalaya s. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1135351781)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics Research from the SMALL Undergraduate Research Program, I
Room 10, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Colin Adams, Williams College
Frank Morgan, Williams College
Cesar E. Silva, Williams College csilva@williams.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Williams College SMALL Program and undergraduate mathematics research.
Colin Adams, Williams College
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
Cesar E. Silva, Williams College
(1135002456)

8:30 a.m.
3D shapes associated to Julia sets.
Kathryn A Lindsey*, Boston College
(1135372225)

9:00 a.m.
Wmeasurable sensitivity of semigroup actions.
Anthony Sanchez*, University of Washington
(1135372264)

9:30 a.m.
Tiling billiards and interval exchange transformations.
Diana Davis*, Swarthmore College
(113537729)

10:00 a.m.
An Introduction to Stochastic Homogenization.
Jessica Lin*, McGill University
(1135352063)

10:30 a.m.
From Mathematical Billiards to Dilation Surfaces.
Jane Wang*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1135512316)

11:00 a.m.
Partially Ordered Sets and Noetherian Rings.
Cory H Colbert*, Williams College
(1135131991)

11:30 a.m.
Bounds on Betti Numbers of Graded Rings.
Adam Boocher*, University of Utah
(113513533)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Quantum Computing and Topological Phases of Matter, II
Room 17A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
David Meyer, University of California San Diego
Julia Plavnik, Texas A&M University julia@math.tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Mapping class group actions on representation sets of surfaces and universality in (2+1)D TQFT.
Eric Samperton*, UC Davis
(1135572597)

8:30 a.m.
Quantum learning from symmetric oracles.
Jamie Pommersheim*, Reed College
(1135682244)

9:00 a.m.
SemiAlgebraic Laws of Entanglement.
Grant W Allen*, University of California, San Diego
Orest Bucicovschi, University of California, San Diego
David A Meyer, University of California, San Diego
(1135812314)

9:30 a.m.
Defects between gapped boundaries in twodimensional topological phases of matter.
Iris Cong*, Harvard University
Meng Cheng, Yale University
Zhenghan Wang, Microsoft Station Q, UCSB
(1135812326)

10:00 a.m.
Applications of equivariantization/deequivarizantization to topological quantum computing.
Colleen Delaney*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1135812902)

10:30 a.m.
Conformal Field Theories as Scaling Limit of Anyonic Chains.
Zhenghan Wang*, Microsoft Research Station Q and Dept. of Math., UCSB.
(113581822)

11:00 a.m.
Mathematics of Topological Quantum Computing and its Implementations.
Krysta M Svore*, Microsoft Research
(1135813215)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Multiscale Modeling with PDEs in Computational Science and Engineering:Algorithms, Simulations, Analysis, and Applications, II
Room 33C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Salim M. Haidar, Grand Valley State University haidars@gvsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Landau equation: Analysis and Approximations to collisional plasmas.
Irene M. Gamba*, The University of Texas at Austin
(113535548)

9:00 a.m.
Discussion

9:30 a.m.
New preconditioner techniques for the buoyancy driven flow problems.
Guoyi Ke*, Texas Tech University
Eugenio Aulisa, Texas Tech University
(113576487)

10:00 a.m.
Unifying Forces in Complex Matter Space (CMS).
Reza R. Ahangar*, Texas A & M UniversityKingsville, Texas
(1135823132)

10:30 a.m.
Analytical and Numerical Study of Detachment Effects for the Upscaled Porous Medium Biofilm Reactor Model.
Abbas Fazal*, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY USA
Eberl J Hermann, University of Guelph, Guelph ON Canada
(1135922616)

11:00 a.m.
Spherical harmonics based solutions for modified Laplace equation on a sphere.
Vani Cheruvu*, The University of Toledo
Shravan K Veerapaneni, University of Michigan
(1135651783)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, III
Room 31C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tamas Forgacs, CSU Fresno
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Mark David Ward, Purdue University

8:00 a.m.
Trivalent braids and their closures.
Gabriel A. Coloma*, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Marguerite R. Davis, Ithaca College
(11355798)

8:30 a.m.
Virtual spatial trivalent graphs and braids.
Erica L Sawyer*, The Evergreen State College
Rita L Post, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Abigayle L Dirdak, California State University, Fresno
(11355791)

9:00 a.m.
Asymmetric and Symmetric Rendezvous on the Unit Cube.
Jeffrey A Braun*, Johns Hopkins University
John C Wierman, Johns Hopkins University
(1135901079)

9:30 a.m.
Investigating the GerchbergSaxton Phase Retrieval Algorithm.
Lily Wittle*, University of Miami
Theresa A Thimons, St. Vincent College
(113542113)

10:00 a.m.
Classification of Algebraically Defined Graphs by Girth.
Allison Joan Ganger*, Allegheny College
Shannon N. Golden, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Carter A. Lyons, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(113505114)

10:30 a.m.
Visualizing 3dimensional Quasicrystals.
Joshua D Nolan*, Lafayette College
Clifford A Reiter, Lafayette College
(113506143)

11:00 a.m.
A Homological Theory of Functions.
Greg Yang*, Microsoft Research
(1135551586)

11:30 a.m.
Inflectionary Invariants for Plane Curve Singularities.
Ashvin Anand Swaminathan*, Princeton University
Anand Patel, Oklahoma State University
(113514902)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Settheoretic Topology (Dedicated to Jack Porter in Honor of 50 Years of Dedicated Research), I
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Nathan Carlson, California Lutheran University ncarlson@callutheran.edu
Jila Niknejad, University of Kansas
Lynne Yengulalp, University of Dayton

8:00 a.m.
Extending the Tychonoff process of generating Hclosed extensions.
Jack Porter*, University of Kansas
(1135541655)

8:30 a.m.
Symmetrizable Lspaces and Symmetrizable Dowker Spaces.
Sheldon W Davis*, University of Texas at Tyler
(113554407)

9:00 a.m.
Baire, Čechcomplete, and Subcompact Spaces.
William G. Fleissner*, University of Kansas
(113554992)

9:30 a.m.
Normal Images of the Products and Countably Paracompact Images.
Jila Niknejad*, The University of Kansas
(113554589)

10:00 a.m.
A Closure Operator for Clopen Topologies.
Gerald Beer, California State University, Los Angeles
Colin Bloomfield*, California State University, Los Angeles
(1135541145)

10:30 a.m.
New cardinality bounds for Urysohn spaces.
Fortunata Aurora Basile*, University of Messina, Italy
Maddalena Bonanzinga, University of Messina, Italy
Nathan Carlson, California Lutheran University
(1135541543)

11:00 a.m.
The loss of the Lindelof property in products of Sorgenfreylike spaces.
John S Kulesza*, George Mason University
(1135541680)

11:30 a.m.
Cardinal characteristics related to permutations of conditionally convergent series.
Andreas Blass, University of Michigan
Joerg Brendle, Kobe University
Will Brian, UNC Charlotte
Joel David Hamkins, City University of New York
Michael Hardy, Hamline University
Paul B. Larson*, Miami University
(1135011708)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Data Analysis, III
Room 6E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Henry Adams, Colorado State University henry.adams@colostate.edu
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Mikael VejdemoJohansson, CUNY College of Staten Island

8:00 a.m.
The theory of VietorisRips complexes.
Henry Adams*, Colorado State University
(1135551744)

8:30 a.m.
VietorisRips Complexes of Regular Polygons.
Adam Jaffe*, Stanford University
Henry Adams, Colorado State University
Samir Chowdhury, The Ohio State University
(1135521641)

9:00 a.m.
Metric reconstruction via optimal transport.
Michal Adamaszek, University of Copenhagen
Henry Adams, Colorado State University
Florian Frick*, Cornell University
(1135571391)

9:30 a.m.
Unfoldings of cubes never overlap.
Kristin DeSplinter, University of San Diego
Satyan L. Devadoss*, University of San Diego
Jordan Readyhough, University of San Diego
Bryce Wimberly, University of San Diego
(113552321)

10:00 a.m.
Estimating the Reach of a Manifold.
Eddie Aamari*, University of California, San Diego
Jisu Kim, Carnegie Mellon University
Frédéric Chazal, Inria Saclay
Bertrand Michel, Ecole Centrale Nantes
Alessandro Rinaldo, Carnegie Mellon University
Larry Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University
(1135621769)

10:30 a.m.
Interleavings on categories with coherent $[0,\infty)$action.
Anastasios Stefanou*, University at Albany, SUNY
Vin de Silva, Pomona College
Elizabeth Munch, Michigan State University
(113518526)

11:00 a.m.
PersistenceBased Summaries for Metric Graphs.
Radmila Sazdanovic*, NC State University
(1135552465)

11:30 a.m.
Approximating metric spaces with Reeb type graphs.
Osman B Okutan*, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Facundo Memoli, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
(1135511368)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Visualization in Mathematics: Perspectives of Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators, II
Room 30C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Allen Keene, North Carolina State University
Mile Krajcevski, University of South Florida mile@mail.usf.edu

8:00 a.m.
Mapping Diagrams Visualizing Functions and Equation Solutions: From Algebra Basics to Real and Complex Analysis.
Martin Flashman*, Humboldt State University
(113597127)

9:00 a.m.
Using GeoGebra to Visualize and Investigate Complex Valued Functions of a Complex Variable.
Tim Flood*, Pittsburg (KS) State University
(1135971210)

9:30 a.m.
On the effect of using PlayDoh as a modeling tool on student's visual understanding and success in multivariable calculus.
Myron MinnThuAye, Assistant Professor in Resi /University of Connecticut
Anthony Rizzie, Assistant Professor in Resi/University of Connecticut
Amit Savkar*, Associate Professor in Resi, Director of Assessment and Teaching/ University of Connecticut
(1135971511)

10:00 a.m.
From concrete to abstract: Student discoveries and conjectures using physical surfaces in multivariable calculus and physics.
Aaron D Wangberg*, Winona State University
Elizabeth Gire, Oregon State University
Robyn Wangberg, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
(1135972227)

10:30 a.m.
Improving Conceptual Understanding of Multivariable Calculus & Differential Equations Through 3D Visualization Using CalcPlot3D.
Paul E. Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
Monica VanDieren, Robert Morris University
Deborah MooreRusso, SUNY University at Buffalo
(1135972339)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Attracting, Involving, and Retaining Women and Underrepresented Groups in Mathematics Righting the Balance
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Francesca Bernardi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Meghan De Witt, St. Thomas Aquinas College mdewitt@stac.edu
Moderators:
Semra Kili/,cBahi, ColbySawyer College

8:00 a.m.
Using Makerspaces to Attract and Retain Women In STEM.
Jenna P Carpenter*, Campbell University
(1135L561)

8:20 a.m.
King's College Women in Science and Engineering.
Janine E. Janoski*, King's College
(1135L53022)

8:40 a.m.
Diversity in Math Festival: Sharing the experience.
Alessandra Pantano*, University of California, Irvine
Casey Kelleher, Princeton University
Natalia Komarova, University of California, Irvine
(1135L52968)

9:00 a.m.
Discovering Undergraduate Mathematics in American Indian Culture.
Charles Peter Funkhouser*, California State University Fullerton
Miles Ruben Pfahl, Turtle Mountain Community College
(1135L5390)

9:20 a.m.
Programs, Structures and Instructional Strategies that Facilitate Diverse Learners Transitioning to and through Calculus in TwoYear Colleges.
Helen Burn, Highline College
Vilma Mesa, University of Michigan
J Luke Wood*, San Diego State University
Eboni ZamaniGallaher, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1135L52563)

9:40 a.m.
Learning Assistants and Undergraduate Tutors in Active Learning Precalculus and Calculus Courses: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging Among Students from Marginalized Groups.
Nancy Emerson Kress*, University of Colorado at Boulder
Matt Voigt, San Diego State University, University of California  San Diego
Jess Ellis Hagman, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO
Jessica Gehrtz, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO
(1135L52610)

10:00 a.m.
Undergraduate Research in Mathematics History and Social Justice.
Susan E Kelly*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1135L5133)

10:20 a.m.
Cultivating an Inclusive Atmosphere in Scientific Computing through Diverse Historical Perspectives.
Jacob Price*, University of Washington
(1135L5300)

10:40 a.m.
Reclaiming identity through cultural education.
L. Marizza Bailey*, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Carrie Diaz Eaton, School for Environmental Literacy, Unity College
(1135L5620)

11:00 a.m.
Measuring the Global Gender Gap in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: Working Frameworks and a Recent GrantFunded International Initiative.
Guadalupe Lozano*, The University of Arizona, International Mathematical Union (IMU)
(1135L51598)

11:20 a.m.
Campus Racial Climate and Sense of Belonging: Psychosocial Factors Impacting Persistence Intentions of Students in Developmental Mathematics.
Darolyn A. Flaggs*, Texas State University
(1135L51359)

11:40 a.m.
The Role of Professional Societies in STEM Diversity.
Talitha M Washington*, Howard University
Vernon R. Morris, Howard University
(1135L52394)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Differential Equations
Room 29D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
On Standard Forms of Linear Ordinary Differential Equations with Rational Function Coefficients.
Erdal Imamoglu*, North Carolina State University
Mark van Hoeij, Florida State University
(113534746)

8:15 a.m.
Simple Simulation of Nonlinear Differential Equations with (Fairly) General Deviating Arguments.
Vincenzo Michael Isaia*, Indiana State University
(1135341357)

8:30 a.m.
PerronType Existence Theorems for First Order Initial Value Problems.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(113534616)

8:45 a.m.
The Janowski starlikeness of a solution of second order differential equation.
See Keong Lee*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(1135301416)

9:00 a.m.
A BVP nonexistence proof using Green's Theorem.
Joseph P. Previte, Penn State Behrend
Joseph E Paullet*, Penn State Behrend
(113534107)

9:15 a.m.
The Bessel Differential Equation and Left Definite Theory.
Katie Elliott*, Baylor University
(1135342926)

9:30 a.m.
The Existence of Solutions to an EvenOrder Boundary Value Problem.
Daniel Brumley*, University of Central Oklahoma
Britney Hopkins, University of Central Oklahoma
(1135343068)

9:45 a.m.
On asymptotic integration of higher order delay differential equations.
Ravi P. Agarwal, Texas A&M UniversityKingsville
Turker Ertem*, Toros University
Agacik Zafer, American University of the Middle East
(1135342667)

10:00 a.m.
A comparison of the adaptive Magnus expansion method and other ODE solvers for the chemical master equation with timedependent propensities.
Khanh Ngoc Dinh*, Department of Mathematics, University of Alabama
Roger Blaine Sidje, Department of Mathematics, University of Alabama
(1135342117)

10:15 a.m.
Modeling the Effects of Inflammation in Bone Fracture Healing.
Imelda Trejo*, University of Texas at Arlington
Hristo Kojouharov, University of Texas at Arlington
Benito ChenCharpentier, University of Texas at Arlington
(1135392916)

10:30 a.m.
The complex dynamics of a diffusive preypredator model with an allee effect in prey.
Feng Rao*, Nanjing Tech University, China
Yun Kang, Arizona State University
(1135352272)

10:45 a.m.
Numerical results for Linear Sequential Caputo Fractional Boundary Value problem with mixed boundary conditions.
Bhuvaneswari Sambandham*, Dixie State University
Aghalaya S Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Vinodh Kumar Chellamuthu, Dixie State University
(113534207)

11:00 a.m.
On Continuability, Boundedness, and Monotonicity of Solutions of Nonlinear Systems of Differential Equations.
Lianwen Wang*, University of Central Missouri
(11353452)

11:15 a.m.
An approximate method for solving fractional differential equations.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(1135341963)

11:30 a.m.
Cobweb Model with Fractional Order Derivatives.
Veysel Fuat Hatipoglu*, Mugla Sitki Kocman University
Martin Bohner, Missouri Science and Technology
(1135343151)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Graphs and Their Applications
Room 18, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Resistance Distance in Linear 2Trees.
Emily J Evans*, Brigham Young University
Wayne Barrett, Brigham Young University
Amanda E Francis, Carroll College
(1135201382)

8:15 a.m.
On $r$hued coloring of graphs without short induced paths.
Murong Xu*, West Virginia University
HongJian Lai, West Virginia University
Xuezheng Lv, Renmin University of China
(1135051718)

8:30 a.m.
Rainbows in Graphs.
Hunter Dane Rehm*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1135052891)

8:45 a.m.
Increasing Spanning Forests in Graphs and Simplicial Complexes.
Josh Hallam*, Wake Forest University
Jeremy Martin, University of Kansas
Bruce Sagan, Michigan State University
(1135051582)

9:00 a.m.
Sorting Index and MahonianStirling paris for labeled forests.
Amy Grady*, Clemson University
Svetlana Poznanovic, Clemson University
(1135051449)

9:15 a.m.
Quota Trees.
Tad P. White*, IDA Center for Computing Sciences
(1135051376)

9:30 a.m.
A new way to view popping algorithms for perfect simulation.
Mark L Huber*, Claremont McKenna College
(1135602621)

9:45 a.m.
Distance energy change of graphs due to edge deletion.
Wasin So*, San Jose State University
(1135051508)

10:00 a.m.
On the fixing sets of finite groups.
LindseyKay Lauderdale*, University of Texas at Tyler
(1135051960)

10:15 a.m.
Enumerating acyclic digraphs by descents.
Kassie Archer, University of Texas at Tyler
Christina Graves*, University of Texas at Tyler
(1135053071)

10:30 a.m.
Perfect Matching Transitivity of Graphs.
Ju Zhou*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1135051748)

10:45 a.m.
DNA Origami and Knots in Graphs.
Ada Nicole Morse*, University of Vermont
(113505493)

11:00 a.m.
Prime labelings of infinite graphs with connections to computability theory.
Oscar Levin*, University of Northern Colorado
(1135052142)

11:15 a.m.
Weak cop number of infinite graphs.
Robert W Bell*, Michigan State University
(1135052469)

11:30 a.m.
Machine learning applied to edgeNim on graphs.
Lindsay A Erickson*, Augustana University
(1135052286)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Teaching and Learning, III
Room 4, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Eric Kahn, Bloomsburg University
Brian P. Katz, Augustana College briankatz@augustana.edu
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

8:20 a.m.
Building problem solving skills from existing mathematical knowledge.
Monika Keindl*, Northern Arizona University
(1135D51714)

8:40 a.m.
What if there was no 2?
Judith Lynn Gieger*, Oglethorpe University
(1135D52795)

9:00 a.m.
Trust Your Liberal Arts Students with Proof.
Elizabeth Thoren*, Pepperdine University
(1135D52321)

9:20 a.m.
Transforming Future Math Teachers into Mathematicians.
Tara T. Craig*, Coastal Carolina University
(1135D52911)

9:40 a.m.
The Effect of Instructional Strategies on Preservice Elementary Teachers Math Anxiety and Achievement.
Janelle Krause Lorenzen*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(1135D52173)

10:00 a.m.
The Evolution of Prospective Elementary Teachers' Competencies: Procedural Knowledge, Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, Attitudes, and Enactment of Mathematical Practices.
Shari Samuels*, Lower Columbia College
(1135D53185)

10:20 a.m.
Inquiry Based Learning Integrated with Technology in a Geometry for Teachers Course.
Ali S Shaqlaih*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(1135D52627)

10:40 a.m.
Advanced Euclidean Geometry via IBL.
David M Clark*, SUNY New Paltz
Samrat S Pathania, SUNY New Paltz
(1135D51866)

11:00 a.m.
Exploring polygonal centers.
Ted Theodosopoulos*, The Nueva School
(1135D53198)

11:20 a.m.
InquiryBased Learning Problem Sets in an Outreach Program for High School Girls: Increasing Confidence and Strengthening Interest Among Underrepresented Groups.
Katrina Morgan*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Francesca Bernardi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1135D53029)

11:40 a.m.
Inquirybased pathway to Calculus.
Stuart Boersma*, Central Washington University
Frank Savina, The Charles A. Dana Center
(1135D52005)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Analysis, I
Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:00 a.m.
Inertial proximal method for a system of equilibrium problems and fixed point problems.
Prashanta Majee*, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur721302, West Bengal, India
Chandal Nahak, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur721302, West Bengal, India
(1135VM87)

8:15 a.m.
Gibbs Phenomenon in tight framelet expansions.
Mutaz Mohammad*, Zayed University
(1135VM224)

8:30 a.m.
Variable exponent spaces of analytic functions.
Gerardo R. Chacon*, Gallaudet University
Gerardo A. Chacon, Universidad Antonio Narino
(1135VM416)

8:45 a.m.
Two Point Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations.
Sophia DeArment, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kathrin Gillespie, Redfin
Albert Schueller*, Whitman College
(1135VM782)

9:00 a.m.
The Dynamics of $f(z)=i^z$.
Michelle Previte*, Penn State Behrend
Joseph P. Previte, Penn State Behrend
(1135VM788)

9:15 a.m.
Developments in the Heisenberg Group.
Jacob R Mirra*, University of Pittsburgh
(1135VM1002)

9:30 a.m.
Recent progress on theory and numerical data assimilation algorithm in geophysical and fluid dynamics.
Yuan Pei*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Adam Larios, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1135VM1146)

9:45 a.m.
Homogenization with soft inclusions and interior Lipschitz estimates at every scale.
B Chase Russell*, University of Kentucky
(1135VM1272)

10:00 a.m.
A Geometric Definition of the Derivative.
Laramie Paxton*, Washington State University
Kevin R. Vixie, Washington State University
(1135VM1420)

10:15 a.m.
Limit Points of Folding Sequences.
Matthew J Sequin*, Saint Peter's University
(1135VM1444)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Probability and Statistics, I
Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

8:00 a.m.
SemiParametric Rank Estimation of Partially Linear Models with Penalized Wavelets.
Eddy Kwessi*, Trinity University
(1135VT64)

8:15 a.m.
Studying crime trends in the United States in the XXI century.
Volodymyr Melnykov, The University of Alabama
Xuwen Zhu*, The University of Louisville
(1135VT76)

8:30 a.m.
Optimal Estimating Equation for Logistic Regression with Linked Data.
Jenkin Tsui*, University of Toronto
Abel Dasylva, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Kenneth Chu, Ottawa, ON, Canada
(1135VT138)

8:45 a.m.
The degree distribution and Gini index of random caterpillar trees.
Panpan Zhang*, University of Connecticut
Dipak Dey, University of Connecticut
(1135VT149)

9:00 a.m.
Sampling distributions of skew normal populations.
Xiaonan Zhu*, New Mexico State University
Baokun Li, Southwestern University of Finance and Economy, P. R. China
Tonghui Wang, New Mexico State University
Arjun K. Gupta, Bowling Green State University
(1135VT346)

9:15 a.m.
Comparative Study of Quality Control for the Strength of Carbon Fibers.
Nehal Adhikari*, Department of Mathematical Sciences/University of South Dakota
Yuhlong Lio, Department of Mathematical Sciences/University of South Dakota
(1135VT541)

9:30 a.m.
Risk Based Target Lag Clustering of Time Dependent Information in Finance.
Doo Young Kim*, Arkansas State University
(1135VT693)

9:45 a.m.
Minimal NoiseInduced Stabilization of OneDimensional Stochastic Differential Equations.
Tiffany Nicole Kolba*, Valparaiso University
(1135VT783)

10:00 a.m.
Quantization in Statistics.
Lakshmi Roychowdhury*, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(1135VT832)

10:15 a.m.
On the Probability of Random Polynomials with Integer Coefficients Being Irreducible.
Grigory Terlov*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1135VT901)

10:30 a.m.
Spatiotemporal trends in daily precipitation extremes and their connection with North Atlantic tropical cyclones for the Southeastern United States.
Bhikhari P. Tharu*, Spelman College
Nirajan Dhakal, Environmental and Health Sciences Program, Spelman College
(1135VT917)

10:45 a.m.
An unexpected expectation trick for maximums and minimums of two random variables.
John C. Wierman*, Johns Hopkins University
(1135VT978)

11:00 a.m.
An Alternative Parameterization for Hormesis Problem in Toxicology.
Steven B Kim*, California State University, Monterey Bay
(1135VT1012)

11:15 a.m.
Supervised Learning via Smoothed Polya Trees.
William Cipolli*, Colgate University
Timothy Hanson, University of South Carolina
(1135VT1116)

11:30 a.m.
A Comparison of Robust Logistic Regression Methods.
Xiaoya Meyer*, Cameron University
Hong Li, Cameron University
(1135VT1184)

11:45 a.m.
Necessary and Sufficient Condition for Asymptotic Standard Normality of the Two Sample Pivot.
Rajeshwari Majumdar, University of Connecticut
Suman Majumdar*, University of Connecticut
(1135VT1198)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Introductory Mathematics, III
Room 32B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
James Reid, University of Mississippi

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Modeling Disease and Biological Processes
Room 29C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
MultiObjective Extension to Logical Analysis of Data and Its Applications in Medicine.
Nandini Rakala*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Munevver Mine Subasi, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Ersoy Subasi, Department of Engineering Systems, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
(1135902501)

8:15 a.m.
Global stability of the coexistence equilibrium for a general class of models of facultative mutualism.
Daniel Maxin, Valparaiso University
Paul Georgescu, Technical University of Iasi
Laurentiu Sega*, Augusta University
Ludek Berec, Institute of Mathematics and Biomathematics, University of South Bohemia
(113592297)

8:30 a.m.
Emergence of Cooperativity in Microbial Consortia.
Diana Schepens*, Montana State University
Ross Carlson, Montana State University
Jeff Heys, Montana State University
Ashley Beck, Montana State University
Tomas Gedeon, Montana State University
(1135921443)

8:45 a.m.
One the principle of host evolution in immunoepidemiological models.
Yena Kim*, University of Florida
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida
(1135002081)

9:00 a.m.
A Discrete Time West Nile Virus Transmission Model with Optimal Bird and VectorSpecific Controls.
Tufail M Malik*, Arizona State University
(1135921639)

9:15 a.m.
Modeling migratory effects of whitetailed deer on dynamics of hemorrhagic disease: reducing risk of outbreaks via isolation.
Gerry Baygents*, University of Missouri Kansas City
(1135652098)

9:30 a.m.
Fixation of neutral mutants in random environments: minority rules.
Natalia L Komarova*, UC Irvine
(1135922361)

9:45 a.m.
Evolutionary Stable Strategy for a Multispecies Phytoplankton Competition Model.
Thomas G Stojsavljevic*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1135921617)

10:00 a.m.
Modeling Transposable Element Dynamics with Fragmentation Equations.
M Banuelos*, University of California, Merced
S S Sindi, University of California, Merced
(1135922849)

10:15 a.m.
A model for quantifying the importance of habitats in a migratory network.
Christine Sample*, Emmanuel College
Joanna Bieri, University of Redlands
Benjamin Allen, Emmanuel College
Yulia Dementieva, Emmanuel College
Alyssa Carson, Emmanuel College
Shirley Qiu, Emmanuel College
Connor Higgins, Emmanuel College
Sadie Piatt, Emmanuel College
(1135922712)

10:30 a.m.
Using Mathematical Model to Study How the Interplay Between Various Stressors Affects the Dynamics of Honeybee Colonies.
Vardayani Ratti*, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Peter G Kevan, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
Hermann J Eberl, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
(1135343017)

10:45 a.m.
Maintenance of the pH gradient in the gastric mucus layer.
Owen L Lewis*, University of Utah
James P Keener, University of Utah
Aaron L Fogelson, University of Utah
(1135923220)

11:00 a.m.
A method for sensitivity analysis and parameter estimation applied to a large reactiondiffusion model of cell polarization.
Marissa Renardy*, The Ohio State University
TauMu Yi, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dongbin Xiu, The Ohio State University
ChingShan Chou, The Ohio State University
(113592505)

11:15 a.m.
Modeling the dynamics of Cdc42 oscillation in fission yeast.
Bin Xu*, University of Notre Dame, Department of Applied & Computational Mathematics and Statistics
(1135921934)

11:30 a.m.
Pattern formation mechanism for homeostatic control of synapse density during C. elegans growth.
Heather Z. Brooks*, University of Utah
Paul C. Bressloff, University of Utah
(1135921982)

11:45 a.m.
Key Concepts on Mathematics for Bioinformatics.
Ricardo Sanchez*, Argosy University and Art Institutes International Minnesota
Lucia Barrera Arenas, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
(1135921188)

Saturday January 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Numerical Methods and Their Applications
Room 29A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Towards a Difference Potentials Method for the MullinsSekerka model.
Yekaterina Epshteyn, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Kyle R. Steffen*, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Qing Xia, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
(1135652877)

8:15 a.m.
Numerical smoothness and error analysis for parabolic equations.
Todd Romutis*, Bowling Green State University
Tong Sun, Bowling Green State University
(1135652526)

8:30 a.m.
Analysis of a Multiphysics Finite Element Method for a Poroelasticity Model.
Xiaobing Feng, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Zhihao Ge, Henan University
Yukun Li*, The Ohio State University, Columbus
(1135652184)

8:45 a.m.
A phasefield description of dynamic brittle fracture model: a single antiplane shear crack.
Mallikarjunaiah S Muddamallappa*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Christopher J Larsen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Marcus Sarkis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1135743103)

9:00 a.m.
The error analysis for the cubic front tracking and RKDG method solving scalar conservation laws.
Raju Prasad Bhusal*, Bowling Green State University
Tong Sun, Bowling Green State University
(113565542)