JMM 2019 Baltimore

Activities of Other Organizations

This section includes scientific sessions. Several organizations or special groups are having receptions or other social events. Please see Social Events for those details.

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This two-day program on Friday and Saturday will include sessions of contributed papers as well as Invited Addresses by Douglas Cenzer, University of Florida, Natasha Dobrinen, University of Denver, Sergey Goncharov, Novosibirsk State University, John Krueger, University of North Texas, Michael C. Laskowski, University of Maryland, Jana Marikova, Western Illinois University and David Marker, University of Illinois at Chicago.

See also the sessions cosponsored by the ASL in the “AMS Special Sessions” listings. These sessions include Definability and Decidability Problems in Number Theory on Thursday. Organizers for this session are Kirsten Eisenträger, Pennsylvania State University, Deidre Haskell, McMaster University, Jennifer Park, University of Michigan, and Alexandra Shlapentokh, East Carolina University. Also cosponsored by the ASL is the session on Algorithmic Dimensions and Fractal Geometry on Wednesday. The organizers for this session are Jack H. Lutz, Iowa State University, and Elvira Mayordomo, University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Fortieth Annual Noether Lecture, Thursday, 10:05 am, will be given by Bryna Kra, Northwestern University, Dynamics of Systems with Low Complexity.

Association for Women in Mathematics Panel: Promoting Inclusion in STEM, organized by Talia Fernos, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Wednesday, 2:15– 3:40 pm. The #metoo movement has underscored the magnitude and prevalence of sexual harassment and how it impacts women's lives and careers. This topic is too often left out of conversations about attrition rates of women in STEM. In this panel discussion, we will examine what kinds of persistent issues contribute to underrepresentation in STEM, and brainstorm what measures can be taken to effectively overcome them.

Examples of underrepresented groups in STEM fields are cis and trans women, and gender minorities; racial and ethnic minorities, particularly people with African, Latin, and Native America descent; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people; people coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds; people with disabilities.

Attendees of the panel are expected to be respectful and sensitive to the issues faced by such individuals. Furthermore, because social stigmas and prejudice are major contributing factors to underrepresentation, attendees shall refrain from propagating stereotypes, or disparaging these groups. Everyone is encouraged to participate, independent of gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

This session is open to all JMM attendees. Panelists include Pamela Barnett, University of Pennsylvania. Harrison Bray, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Piper Harron, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Autumn Kent, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and other panelists to be announced. Talia Fernos, University of North Carolina Greensboro will be the panel moderator.

Business Meeting, Wednesday, 3:45–4:15 pm. Chairs: Ami Radunskaya, AWM President, and Ruth Hass, AWM President Elect.

Workshop Poster Presentations and Reception, Friday, 5:00–6:15 pm. AWM will conduct its workshop poster presentations by women graduate students. AWM seeks volunteers to serve as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested, please contact the AWM office at This session is open to all JMM attendees.Organizers for these presentations are Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M University, Liz Vivas, Ohio State University, and Matilde Lalin, Université de Montréal. The Posting Judging Coordinator is Emilie Wiesner, Ithaca College.

AWM Workshop: Special Session on WinCompTop: Applied and Computational Topology, Saturday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, AWM will conduct its workshop with presentations by senior and junior women researchers. Updated information about the workshop is available at All JMM attendees are invited to atend the program. Organizers for this workshop are Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University, and Yusu Wang, The Ohio State University.

Reception, Wednesday, 9:30–11:00 pm. See the listing in the Social Events, section of the announcement.

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Friday, 1:00–4:00 pm. Organized by Edray Goins, Purdue University/NAM.

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Friday after the banquet by Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College, A Seat at the Table: Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education. See details about the banquet on Friday in the “Social Events” section.

Panel Discussion: NAM 2019-2069: Where Do We Go from Here?, Saturday, 9:00–9:50 am. The moderator for this panel will be Duane Cooper, Morehouse. Panelists are Robert Bozeman, Morehouse College, Shea Burns, North Carolina A&T State University, Robin Wilson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Shelby Wilson, Morehouse College.

Business Meeting, Saturday, 10:00–10:50 am.

Claytor-Woodward Lecture, Saturday, 1:00 pm, Henok Mawi, Howard University, On Mathematical Problems in Geometric Optics.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The NSF will be represented at a booth in the exhibit area. NSF staff members will be available to provide counsel and information on NSF programs of interest to mathematicians. The booth is open the same days as the exhibitis. Times that staff will be available will be posted at the National Science Foundation (NSF) booth.

MAA Workshop: NSF Funding Opportunities in the Education and Human Resources Directorate and the Division of Mathematical Sciences, organized by Karen Allen Keene, NSF, Division of Research on Learning; Wednesday, 9:35-10:55 am. (see MAA Workshops).

AMS Special Event: Activities in NSF's Division of Mathematical Sciences (NSF-DMS), Wednesday, 2:15–4:30 pm. Organized by Henry Warchall and Catherine Paolucci, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences. Come learn everything you always wanted to know about the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), which provides more than 60% of the federal support for basic mathematics research in the United States. What happens after my proposal is submitted? How much funding does DMS distribute, anyway? How is it allocated? What is this Merit Review Process of which you speak? How do I get involved? What funding programs can I apply to? What funding opportunities are available for students and postdocs?

DMS invites JMM 2019 attendees to get to know more about the Division's ongoing activities. This two-hour special event offers participants informal opportunities to meet and interact with DMS program directors as well as panel discussions on a variety of NSF-supported funding opportunities. It also provides updates on DMS events, such as the NSF-sponsored "We Are Mathematics" video contest. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are especially encouraged to attend.

MAA Workshop: Discussing Project Ideas with NSF/EHR Program Officers, Parts I and II, organized by Karen Allen Keene, NSF, Division of Research on Learning; Part I: Wednesday, 2:15-3:25 pm and Part II: Friday, 9:45-10:55 am. (see MAA workshops).

Pi M Epsilon (PME)

Council Meeting, Thursday, 8:00–11:00 am.

Rocky Mountain Consortium

Board Meeting, Friday, 2:15–4:00 pm

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

This program consists of an Invited Address, Recent advances in mathematical theory and scientific computation for biological fluids, at 11:10 am on Thursday given by Suni\v ca \v Cani\'c;, University of California, Berkeley, and a series of Minisymposia to include Advances in mathematical modeling of complex materials systems, Maria Emelianenko, George Mason University; Mathematical Models in Cancer, Doron Levy, University of Maryland, College Park; Data Assimilation: Theory and Practice, John Harlim, Pennsylvania State University; Human Factors in Mathematics Education, Suzanne L. Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Ron Buckmire, Occidental College, Rachel Levy, Mathematical Association of America; Recent advances in mathematical theory and scientific computation for biological fluids, Leo Rebholz, Clemson University; Analytical techniques in imaging electrical properties of tissue in coupled physics models, Alexandru Tamasan, University of Central Florida; Amir Moradifam, University of California, Riverside; Flow-Induced (In)Stability of Elastic Structures, and Justin Webster, University of Maryland Baltimore.

See also the session cosponsored by SIAM in the “AMS Special Sessions” listings AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs, organized by Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology, Khang Tran, California State University, Fresno, Mark David Ward, Purdue University, and John Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University.

Other Events

Mathematical Art Exhibition, organized by Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company, and Nathan Selikoff, Digital Awakening Studios; and supported by the Special Interest Group of the MAA for Mathematics and the Arts, and the Bridges Organization. A popular feature at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, this exhibition provides a break in your day. On display are works in various media by artists who are inspired by mathematics and by mathematicians who use visual art to express their love of mathematics. Topology, fractals, polyhedra, and tiling are some of the ideas at play here. Do not miss this unique opportunity for a different perspective on mathematics. The exhibition will be located inside the Joint Mathematics Exhibits and open during the exhibit hours.

Submissions are now being accepted for the art exhibition at The deadline for submissions is October 15.

 For questions about the Mathematical Art Exhibition, please contact Robert Fathauer at

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University; Thursday, 1:00–3:00 pm. This is a reunion of the summer program participants from all 19 years (1995–2013) who are in various states of their mathematical careers: some are students and, others are in various jobs, both in academia as well as government and industry. The participants will describe their experiences relating to all aspects of their careers. There will also be a discussion on the increasing participation of women in mathematics over the past two decades and the national impact of SPWM and similar programs. See