Joint Mathematics Meetings Full Program
Current as of Saturday, January 17, 2015 03:30:10
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
January 1013, 2015 (Saturday  Tuesday)
Meeting #1106
Associate secretaries:
Steven H Weintraub, AMS shw2@lehigh.edu
Gerard A. Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
Thursday January 8, 2015

Thursday January 8, 2015, 9:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Finite Frame Theory: A Complete Introduction to Overcompleteness, Part I
Room 212, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kasso A. Okoudjou, University of Maryland, College Park

9:00 a.m.
An introduction to finite frame theory.
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri 
11:00 a.m.
A primer on finite unit norm tight frames.
Dustin G. Mixon*, Air Force Institute of Technology 
2:00 p.m.
AlgebroGeometric Techniques and Geometric Insights for Finite Frames.
Nate Strawn*, Duke University 
4:00 p.m.
Frames and phaseless reconstruction.
Radu Balan*, University of Maryland, College Park

9:00 a.m.

Thursday January 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
NSFEHR Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
Seguin, Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Friday January 9, 2015

Friday January 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.4:45 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Finite Frame Theory: A Complete Introduction to Overcompleteness, Part II
Room 212, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kasso A. Okoudjou, University of Maryland, College Park

8:30 a.m.
Preconditioning techniques in frame theory and probabilistic frames.
Kasso A. Okoudjou*, University of Maryland 
10:30 a.m.
Compressed sensing and dictionary learning.
Chen Guangliang*, San Jose State University
Deanna Needell*, Claremont McKenna College 
2:30 p.m.
Quantization for Finite Frames.
Alexander Powell*, Vanderbilt University
Ozgur Yilmaz*, University of British Columbia

8:30 a.m.

Friday January 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
AMS Department Chairs Workshop
Texas Ballroom, Salon D, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Friday January 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop
Teaching the statistical investigation process with Randomizationbased inference.
Bowie B, Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Presenters:
Beth Chance, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University
Soma Roy, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Todd Swanson, Hope College 
Friday January 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part A
Introductory proposal writing for grant applications to the NSF EHR Division of Undergraduate Education.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation 
Friday January 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop
Embedding undergraduate research into a livinglearning community.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Mark Daniel Ward, Purdue University 
Friday January 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop
National research experiences for undergraduates.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dennis Davenport, Howard University 
Friday January 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Board of Governors
Lone Star Ballroom, Salons AB, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Friday January 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part B
Introductory proposal writing for grant applications to the NSF EHR Division of Undergraduate Education.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation 
Friday January 9, 2015, 2:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Council
Texas Ballroom, Salon A, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Friday January 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
East Registration, Convention Center 
Friday January 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Email Center
East Registration, Convention Center
Saturday January 10, 2015

Saturday January 10, 2015, 7:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
MAA Minority Chairs Meeting
Presidio B, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
East Registration, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 7:30 a.m.9:30 p.m.
Email Center
East Registration, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Game Theory, Economics, Control Theory, and Information
Room 101A, Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
Analysis of the Error in an Iterative Algorithm for Solution of the Regulator Equations for linear distributed parameter Control Systems.
Thanuka Hansameenu Pathiranage*, Texas Tech University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(1106931929) 
8:00 a.m.
Finite Horizon Time Inhomogeneous Singular Control Problem of Onedimensional Diffusion via Dynkin Game.
Yipeng Yang*, University of HoustonClear Lake
(1106902516) 
8:15 a.m.
Stability Analysis of Discrete time Recurrent Neural Networks.
Jayant Singh*, North Dakota State University
(110693507) 
8:30 a.m.
The Geometry of the Region of Uniform Exponential Stability on an Arbitrary Time Scale.
Dylan R Poulsen*, Baylor University
John M Davis, Baylor University
Ian A Gravagne, Baylor University
(1106931056) 
8:45 a.m.
OrnsteinUhlenbeck processes for geophysical data analysis.
Indranil SenGupta*, North Dakota State University
Semere Habtemicael, North Dakota State University
(110693748) 
9:00 a.m.
Optimal control of coffeeberry disease using both chemical and cultivational methods.
David Jaures Fotsa Mbogne, ENSAI, University of Ngaoundere
Chris Thron*, Texas A&M University  Central Texas
(1106932278) 
9:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Preventative Analytics for Infectious Disease Pandemics.
Elinor L Velasquez*, New York, New York
(1106932662) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Estimation of global network statistics from incomplete data.
Catherine A Bliss*, University of Vermont
Christopher M Danforth, Univeristy of Vermont
Peter Sheridan Dodds, University of Vermont
(1106942011) 
9:45 a.m.
Convolutional Codes from Group Rings.
Jessica OShaughnessy*, Shenandoah University
(1106941065) 
10:00 a.m.
Decoding and Merging of Helberg Codes.
Tuan A Le*, Rowan University
Hieu D Nguyen, Rowan University
(1106941892) 
10:15 a.m.
On MDS Codes with Constrained Generator Matrices and Related Problems.
Igor Zelenko*, Texas A&M University
Muxi Yan, Texas A&M University
Alex Sprintson, Texas A&M University
Swanand Kadhe, Texas A&M University
(1106942908) 
10:30 a.m.
Reassembling Humpty Dumpty: 3D Puzzles and Invariant Signature Curves.
R. R. Slechta*, University of St. Thomas
(1106921811) 
10:45 a.m.
Educational Economics.
Matthew J Christen*, Simpson College
(1106911765)

7:45 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Coding Theory, I
Room 002, Convention Center
Organizers:
Felice Manganiello, Clemson University manganm@clemson.edu
Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University
Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska

8:00 a.m.
Coding theory for distributed storage and networks.
Iwan Duursma*, Univ of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1106052873) 
9:00 a.m.
Explicit Constructions of InformationTheoretically Secure Regenerating Codes for Distributed Storage.
Swanand Kadhe*, Texas A&M University
Alex Sprintson, Texas A&M University
(1106942880) 
9:30 a.m.
Capacity and Constructions of NonMalleable Codes.
Mahdi Cheraghchi*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1106681575) 
10:00 a.m.
Skew Polynomials in Coding Theory.
Siyu Liu*, University of Toronto
Felice Manganiello, Clemson University
Frank R Kschischang, University of Toronto
(1106122926) 
10:30 a.m.
A Linkage Construction for Subspace Codes.
Carolyn Troha*, University of Kentucky
(110615892)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics and Representation Theory, I
Room 008A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Zajj Daugherty, Dartmouth College
Ben Salisbury, Central Michigan University ben.salisbury@cmich.edu

8:00 a.m.
SchurPositivity in a Square.
Cristina M Ballantine*, College of the Holy Cross
Rosa C Orellana, Dartmouth College
(110605616) 
8:30 a.m.
Generalized GelfandGraev characters, Kostka polynomials, and supercharacters.
Scott Andrews*, Dartmouth College
Nathaniel Thiem, University of Colorado Boulder
(110605405) 
9:00 a.m.
Integral bases for the universal enveloping algebras of map superalgebras.
Samuel Chamberlin*, Park University
Irfan Bagci, University of North Georgia
(110617970) 
9:30 a.m.
On Schur Superfunctors.
Jonathan Axtell*, Iowa State University
(110616946) 
10:00 a.m.
kcharge and energy function.
Jennifer Morse, Drexel University
Anne Schilling*, Department of Mathematics, UC Davis
(110605409) 
10:30 a.m.
Inclusion relations between faces of of highest weight modules.
Apoorva Khare*, Stanford University
(110617956)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Applications of Dynamical Systems to Biological Models, I
Room 001B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Yu Jin, University of NebraskaLincoln yjin6@unl.edu
XiangSheng Wang, Southeast Missouri State University

8:00 a.m.
Periodic systems of delay differential equations and the dynamics of avian influenza.
XiangSheng Wang*, Southeast Missouri State University
Jianhong Wu, York University
(1106921984) 
8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Assessment of the Role of Temperature Variations on Malaria Transmission Dynamics.
Abba Gumel*, Arizona State University
Folashade Agusto, Austin Peay State University
Paul Parham, Imperial College London
(1106921661) 
9:00 a.m.
Emerging disease dynamics in a model coupling withinhost and betweenhost systems.
Zhilan Feng*, Purdue University
(110692220) 
9:30 a.m.
Modeling crosscontamination during poultry processing: dynamics in the chiller tank.
Daniel S. Munther*, Department of Mathematics/ Cleveland State University
Jianhong Wu, Centre for Disease Modelling/ York University
Sanyi Tang, School of Mathematics/Shaanxi Normal University
Yanni Xiao, School of Mathematics/Shaanxi Normal University
Helio Shimozako, Centre for Disease Modelling/ York University
(1106922063) 
10:00 a.m.
Modeling the dynamics of intermitotic time distributions.
Rachel Leander*, Middle Tennessee State University
Edward Allen, Texas Tech University
Darren Tyson, VanderbiltIngram Cancer Center
Shawn Garbett, VanderbiltIngram Cancer Center
Zach Jones, Middle Tennessee State University
Vito Quaranta, VanderbiltIngram Cancer Institute
(1106921620) 
10:30 a.m.
Optimal Control in an ODE/DE Model for a Massive anthrax Outbreak: A preliminary Report.
Buddhi R Pantha*, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,TN
Suzanne Lenhart, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
(110637258)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Beyond FirstOrder Model Theory, I
Room 006B, Convention Center
Organizers:
John T. Baldwin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Xavier Caicedo, Universidad de los Andes
Rami Grossberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Jose Iovino, University of Texas at San Antonio jose.Iovino@utsa.edu
Boris Zilber, Oxford University

8:00 a.m.
Up and Out: Frames and tameness in Abstract Elementary Classes.
Will Boney*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1106031625) 
8:30 a.m.
Model theory and the Mean Ergodic Theorem for abelian unitary actions.
Eduardo Dueñez*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
José Iovino, The University of Texas at San Antonio
(1106031681) 
9:00 a.m.
Modeling isomorphic embeddings between Banach spaces.
Mirna Dzamonja*, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
(1106031433) 
9:30 a.m.
Infinitary model theory in the study of graphons.
Cameron E. Freer*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1106031025) 
10:00 a.m.
On the white parts of the map of classification theory for AECs.
Rami Grossberg*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106032301) 
10:30 a.m.
Measuring independence in metric model theory.
Asa Hirvonen*, University of Helsinki, Finland
(110603513)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications, I
Room 007B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Steven Miller, Williams College
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

8:00 a.m.
A nonautonomous hierarchical model with the strong Allee effect.
Laila Assas, King Abdul Aziz University
Saber Elaydi*, Trinity University
Eddy Kwessi, Trinity University
George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute
Brian Dennis, University of Idaho
(1106392202) 
8:30 a.m.
Geometry and Global Stability of Monotone Discrete Dynamical Systems.
E Cabral Balreira*, Trinity University
Saber Elaydi, Center for Mathematical Analysis, Technical University of Lisbon
Rafael Luis, Center for Mathematical Analysis, Technical University of Lisbon
(110639362) 
9:00 a.m.
HostParasitoid Discrete Models with strong Allee Effect.
George Livadiotis*, Southwest Research Institute
Leila Assas, King Abdul Aziz University
Brian Dennis, University of Idaho
Saber Elaydi, Department of Mathematics, Trinity University; Technical University of Lisbon
Eddy Kwessi, Department of Mathematics, Trinity University
(1106391533) 
9:30 a.m.
Stochasticity on a modified BevertonHolt model with Allee effects.
Eddy A Kwessi*, Trinity University
Laila Assas, King Abdul Aziz University
Brian Dennis, University of Idaho
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University
George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute
(110639605) 
10:00 a.m.
Existence Of Bounded Solutions For Almost Linear Volterra Difference Equations Using Fixed Point Theory and Lyapunov Functionals.
Youssef Naim Raffoul*, University of Dayton
Ernest Yankson, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
(110639359) 
10:30 a.m.
Some Facts and Some Open Problems and Conjectures on Rational Systems.
Emmanouil Drymonis*, Providence College
(1106391401)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, I
Room 003, Convention Center
Organizers:
Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury, University of TexasPan American roychowdhurymk@utpa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Degrees of stickiness in mushroom billiards.
Carl P Dettmann*, University of Bristol, UK
(1106371779) 
8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of dianalytic maps on Klein surfaces.
Jane M. Hawkins*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(110637582) 
9:00 a.m.
Boundary measures minimizing the Rayleigh quotient.
François Ledrappier*, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
(110637503) 
9:30 a.m.
Finitely presented groups associated with expanding maps.
Volodymyr Nekrashevych*, Texas A&M University, College Station
(1106372423) 
10:00 a.m.
Topological Conjugacy of Constant Length Substitution Dynamical Systems.
Michael Sylvester Keane*, Wesleyan University, Delft University of Technology, Leiden University
(110637954) 
10:30 a.m.
Wojtkowski's Falling Balls Revisited.
Nandor J Simanyi*, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Mathematics
(1106371408)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Factorization Theory and Its Applications, I
Room 007D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Nicholas Baeth, University of Central Missouri baeth@ucmo.edu
Scott Chapman, Sam Houston State University
Jim Coykendall, Clemson University
Alfred Geroldinger, Karl Franzens University

8:00 a.m.
Koszul modules over short graded Gorenstein rings.
Luchezar Avramov, University of Nebraska
Courtney Gibbons, Hamilton College
Roger Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(110613984) 
8:30 a.m.
Discussion. 
9:00 a.m.
A semigrouptheoretical view of directsum decompositions over HNP rings.
Nicholas R. Baeth, University of Central Missouri, USA
Alfred Geroldinger, University of Graz, Austria
David J. Grynkiewicz, University of Memphis, USA
Daniel Smertnig*, University of Graz, Austria
(1106161696) 
9:30 a.m.
On the structure of $S_2$ifications of complete local rings.
Sandra Spiroff*, University of Mississippi
Sean SatherWagstaff, North Dakota State University
(1106131576) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalized Unique Factorization Domains.
Jim Coykendall, Clemson University
Richard Hasenauer, Eureka College
Bethany Kubik*, United States Military Academy
(110613613) 
10:30 a.m.
Factorization properties of Prüfer domains.
Jim Coykendall, Clemson University
Richard Erwin Hasenauer*, Eureka College
(110613559)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Fractal Geometry and Dynamics, I
Room 214D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Robert G. Niemeyer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque niemeyer@math.unm.edu

8:00 a.m.
The dynamics of rational functions of the form $z \mapsto z^n +\frac{\lambda}{z^d}$.
Paul Blanchard*, Boston University
(1106AA1146) 
8:30 a.m.
Spectral Decimation and Complex Dynamics: Laplacians on SelfSimilar Fractals and Their Spectral Zeta Functions.
Nishu Lal*, Occidental College
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
(1106AA2551) 
9:00 a.m.
Complex rational maps and the structure of Julia sets from accessible Mandelbrot sets.
Elizabeth L. Fitzgibbon*, Salve Regina University
(1106AA2733) 
9:30 a.m.
SelfSimilar Subsets of the Cantor Set.
Yang Wang*, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(1106AA1674) 
10:00 a.m.
Bounded Geometry and Characterization of Some Holomorphic Transcendental Dynamical Systems.
Tao Chen, The City University of New YorkLaGuardia Community College
Yunping Jiang*, The City University of New YorkQueens College and Graduate Center
Linda Keen, The City University of New YorkLehman College and Graduate Center
(1106AA830) 
10:30 a.m.
Shell hyperbolic components of transcendental meromorphic maps.
Nuria Fagella, Facultat de Matemàtiques, Univ. Barcelona
Linda Keen*, CUNY Graduate Center and Lehman College
(1106AA717)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Frames and Their Applications, I
Room 007A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Radu Balan, University of Maryland, College Park
Kasso A. Okoudjou, University of Maryland kasso@math.umd.edu
Rachel Ward, University of Texas, Austin

8:00 a.m.
Some new results regarding equiangular tight frames.
Matthew Fickus*, Air Force Institute of Technology
(110642119) 
8:30 a.m.
Erasure Robust Frames.
Yang Wang*, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(1106421664) 
9:00 a.m.
Distribution of Hilbert Space Frame Coefficients.
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri
Lindsey M. Woodland, University of Missouri
Kevin Brewster, University of Missouri
(110646326) 
9:30 a.m.
Probabilistic Frames: Ideas from Optimal Transport.
Clare G Wickman*, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
(110643485) 
10:00 a.m.
Error bounds for consistent reconstruction.
Alexander Powell*, Vanderbilt University
Tyler Whitehouse, Arlington, VA
(1106422126) 
10:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A tour from sparse approximation over dictionary learning to random sparse properties of frames.
Karin Schnass*, University of Sassari
(110643595)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Table Parameter Estimation and Inference in Historical Mathematical Tables.
David R Bellhouse*, University of Western Ontario
(110601245) 
8:30 a.m.
Remarks on N. Oresme's Definition of Curvitas.
Bogdan D. Suceava*, California State University, Fullerton
Isabel M. Serrano, California State University, Fullerton
(11060159) 
9:00 a.m.
Natures of curves in the early modern period and the emergence of transcendence.
Bruce J. Petrie*, University of Toronto
(1106011863) 
9:30 a.m.
The representation of curves in the early Leibnizian calculus.
Viktor Blasjo*, Utrecht University
(110601856) 
10:00 a.m.
How Johann Bernoulli Solved a Problem whose Solution was Obvious (Or Was It?).
George W Heine*, (retired) Pueblo, Colorado
(110601459) 
10:30 a.m.
Euclid's Elements in Spanish, during the XXth century (part I), Vera's edition.
Alejandro R Garciadiego*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(110601268)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Holomorphic Dynamics in One and Several Variables, I
Room 006D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Tanya Firsova, State University of New York at Stony Brook and Kansas State University tanya@math.sunysb.edu
Thomas Sharland, State University of New York at Stony Brook

8:00 a.m.
Chebyshevlike maps via Newton's identities.
Joshua P Bowman*, Smith College
(1106372239) 
8:30 a.m.
Topological models for semiparabolic Hénon maps.
Remus Radu*, Stony Brook University
Raluca Tanase, Stony Brook University
(1106372789) 
9:00 a.m.
Matings of cubic polynomials with a fixed critical point.
Thomas Sharland*, Stony Brook University
(1106371483) 
9:30 a.m.
Continuity of core entropy of quadratic polynomials.
Giulio Tiozzo*, Yale University
(1106371964) 
10:00 a.m.
Pseudoautomorphisms of Blowup of Projective space along a set of points.
Kyounghee Kim*, Florida Sate University
(1106371407) 
10:30 a.m.
Classification of Thurston maps with parabolic orbifolds.
Nikita Selinger*, Stony Brook University
(1106371032)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Model Theory and Applications, I
Room 006A, Convention Center
Organizers:
David Marker, University of Illinois at Chicago marker@uic.edu
Sergei Starchenko, University of Notre Dame
Carol Wood, Wesleyan University

8:00 a.m.
Unlikely intersections and differential algebra.
James Freitag*, University of California Berkeley
(1106031937) 
8:30 a.m.
Differential Algebra Meets Derived Categories.
Taylor Dupuy*, The Hebrew University
(1106141082) 
9:00 a.m.
Model theory and Mod$\ell$ Galois theory.
Adam Topaz*, University of California, Berkeley
(1106112109) 
9:30 a.m.
Unlikely intersections in complex dynamics.
Holly Krieger*, MIT
(1106141838) 
10:00 a.m.
Compact complex manifolds with a generic automorphism.
Rahim Moosa*, University of Waterloo
(1106031328)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Operator Algebras and Their Applications: A Tribute to Richard V. Kadison, I
Room 001A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University r.doran@tcu.edu
Efton Park, Texas Christian University

8:00 a.m.
Expanders  Exact and Moritacompatible crossed products.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State University
(110619535) 
8:30 a.m.
The generalization of C*algebra methods.
David P Blecher*, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
(1106461785) 
9:00 a.m.
Maps similar to essentially normal ones.
Ronald G. Douglas*, Texas A&M University
(110646413) 
9:30 a.m.
Classifying rightangled Artin semigroup $C^*$algebras.
Søren Eilers*, University of Copenhagen
Xin Li, Queen Mary University of London
Efren Ruiz, University of Hawaii Hilo
(110646800) 
10:00 a.m.
Well behaved dynamics.
George A. Elliott*, University of Toronto
Zhuang Niu, University of Wyoming
(1106461601) 
10:30 a.m.
Quantum Variables.
Edward G. Effros*, UCLA
(110681756)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Discrete and Intuitive Geometry, I
Room 007C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Andras Bezdek, Auburn University bezdean@mail.auburn.edu
Ted Bisztriczky, University of Calgary
Wlodek Kuperberg, Auburn University

8:00 a.m.
About the piercing number of boxes and beyond.
Deborah Oliveros*, Instituto de Matematicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM.
(1106521676) 
8:30 a.m.
About an Erd{ö}sGr{ü}nbaum conjecture concerning piercing of nonbounded convex sets.
A. Montejano, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Luis Montejano*, National Autonomous University of Mexico
E. RoldánPensado, University of London
P. Soberón, University of London
(1106521334) 
9:00 a.m.
On the total perimeter of disjoint convex bodies.
Arseniy V. Akopyan, The Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexey Glazyrin*, The University of Texas at Brownsville
(110652424) 
9:30 a.m.
Bounds for outer parallel domains of unit ball packings.
Karoly Bezdek*, University of Calgary, Canada
Zsolt Langi, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary
(110652521) 
10:00 a.m.
Extreme point configurations on spheres and locally rigid contact graphs.
Oleg R Musin*, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Brownsville
(1106521114) 
10:30 a.m.
The packing density of the $n$dimensional crosspolytope.
Gábor Fejes Tóth, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary
Ferenc Fodor*, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary, and University of Szeged, Hungary
Viktor Vígh, University of Szeged, Hungary
(1106522223)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Modeling of the Environment and Infectious Diseases
Room 217B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Linda Allen, Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Modeling Environmental Variability With MeanReverting Processes.
Edward Allen*, Texas Tech University
(1106AF501) 
8:45 a.m.
Environmental change and life history strategies: cannibalism and reproductive synchrony.
Jim M. Cushing*, University of Arizona.
Amy Veprauskas, Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics / University of Arizona
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University
(1106AF1071) 
9:30 a.m.
Influence of heterogeneity in model predictions for public health policymaking.
Zhilan Feng*, Purdue University
(1106AF502) 
10:15 a.m.
Dynamics of phytoplanktonzooplankton systems with toxin producing phytoplankton.
Sophia Jang*, Texas Tech University
James Baglama, University of Rhode
Li Wu, University of Rhode
(1106AF1443)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, I
Room 004, Convention Center
Organizers:
Darren A Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Spiral Knot Determinants.
Seong Ju Kim, James Madison University
Ryan Stees*, James Madison University
Laura Taalman, James Madison University
(1106551247) 
8:30 a.m.
On the Structure of Minimal $4(2k+1)$orbits of the Continuous Endomorphisms on the Real Line and Universality in Chaos.
Rashad U. Abdulla*, University of Pennsylvania
Ugur G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Batul Kanawati, California State University of Long Beach
Anders Ruden, University of Redlands.CA
(110637115) 
9:00 a.m.
Analysis of Interfaces for the Nonlinear Diffusion Equation with Linear Convection.
Ugur G. Abdulla, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology
Jian Du, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology
Jonathan Goldfarb, Florida Institute of Technology
Kev Johnson, Auburn University, Montgomery
Lauren Lanier, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Taylor Schluter*, Florida Institute of Technology
(110635116) 
9:30 a.m.
On some inverse free boundary problems for second order parabolic PDEs.
Ugur G Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Nicholas Crispi, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, The City University of New York
Jonathan Goldfarb, Florida Institute of Technology
Daniel Kassler*, University of Chicago
Scott PeltonStroud, Williams College
Bruno Giuseppe Poggi, Florida Institute of Technology
Paige Elizabeth Williams, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(110635117) 
10:00 a.m.
A Family of Rank 6 Elliptic Curves over Number Fields.
David Mehrle*, Carnegie Mellon University
Tomer Reiter, Carnegie Mellon University
Joseph Stahl, Boston University
Dylan Yott, Boston University
Steven Miller, Williams College
(110611427) 
10:30 a.m.
Newman's conjecture for function field $L$functions.
Joseph Stahl*, Boston University
David Mehrle, Carnegie Mellon University
Tomer Reiter, Carnegie Mellon University
Dylan Yott, Boston University
Steven Miller, Williams College
(110611426)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Ricci Curvature for Homogeneous Spaces and Related Topics, I
Room 006C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Megan Kerr, Wellesley College mkerr@wellesley.edu
Tracy Payne, Idaho State University

8:00 a.m.
Noncompact, homogeneous Einstein spaces.
Michael Jablonski*, University of Oklahoma
(11065348) 
8:30 a.m.
The Alekseevskii conjecture in low dimensions.
Romina M. Arroyo*, FaMAF & CIEM, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Ramiro A. Lafuente, FaMAF & CIEM, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
(110653479) 
9:00 a.m.
Einstein solvmanifolds have maximal symmetry.
Carolyn Gordon*, Dartmouth College
Michael Jablonski, University of Oklahoma
(110653620) 
9:30 a.m.
Twostep nilpotent Lie groups with prescribed Ricci tensor.
Patrick B Eberlein*, University of North Carolina at hhapel Hill
(110653694) 
10:00 a.m.
Solvable Lie groups of negative Ricci curvature.
Yuri Nikolayevsky*, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
(110653948) 
10:30 a.m.
The space of leftinvariant metrics and submanifold geometry.
Hiroshi Tamaru*, Hiroshima University, Japan
(110653505)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on SetValued Optimization and Variational Problems with Applications, I
Room 008B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Akhtar A. Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology aaksma@rit.edu
Mau Nam Nguyen, Portland State University
Miguel Sama, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid
Christiane Tammer, Martin Luther University HalleWittenberg

8:00 a.m.
Higherorder KuhnTucker optimality conditions for setvalued optimization with nonsolid ordering cones.
P.Q. Khanh*, International University, Vietnam National Universityf Hochiminh City
(1106901305) 
8:30 a.m.
A D.C. Algorithm via Convex Analysis Approach for Solving a Location Problem Involving Sets.
Mau Nam Nguyen*, Portland State University
(1106491400) 
9:00 a.m.
Regularization error estimates for integral constraint regularization of stateconstrained elliptic control problems.
Miguel Sama*, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid
Akhtar Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1106491329) 
9:30 a.m.
Pontryagin Maximum Principle for Control Systems on Infinite Dimensional Manifolds.
Robert J Kipka*, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Yuri S. Ledyaev, Western Michigan University
(110649968) 
10:00 a.m.
Fixed points and variational principles with applications to behavioral sciences.
Bao Truong*, Northern Michigan University
(1106491732) 
10:30 a.m.
Stability of an equation error approach for an inverse problem.
Baasansuren Jadamba*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1106491648)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, I
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert Lewand, Goucher College robert.lewand@goucher.edu
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University

8:00 a.m.
Topics in Steganography: Hiding Text within Text.
Ann E Moskol*, Rhode Island College
(1106C12556) 
8:20 a.m.
Cryptography Activities in a Mathematics Course for Liberal Arts Majors.
Jay A Malmstrom*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1106C177) 
8:40 a.m.
Ciphers and Heroes: Introducing firstyear students to the world of cryptology.
Sharon M. Frechette*, College of the Holy Cross
(1106C1848) 
9:00 a.m.
The Mathematics and Politics of Military Cryptography.
Mark Kozek*, Whittier College
(1106C12843) 
9:20 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Approaching Cryptology Through The Enigma of Alan Turing.
Michael Olinick*, Middlebury College
Robert P. Martin, Middlebury College
(1106C11509) 
9:40 a.m.
Twisting the Keyword Length from a Vigenère Cipher.
Andrew J Simoson*, King University
Thomas H Barr, Indian Springs School
(1106C1304) 
10:00 a.m.
Cranks, Rotors, Rods, Algorithms, Quilts and Computations: designing and building encryption devices and methods in a Cryptology course.
Ward Heilman*, Bridgewater State University
(1106C1259) 
10:20 a.m.
Decrypting Cryptography.
Edmund A. Lamagna*, University of Rhode Island
(1106C11413) 
10:40 a.m.
Locating Large Primes Promptly.
Jeffrey A. Ehme*, Spelman College
(1106C1735)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Learning in FirstYear and SecondYear Courses, I
Room 209, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dana C. Ernst, Northern Arizona University Dana.Ernst@nau.edu
Angie Hodge, University of Nebraska Omaha
Theron J Hitchman, University of Northern Iowa

8:00 a.m.
IBL in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course.
Hansun To*, Worcester State University
(1106G51818) 
8:20 a.m.
Experiences with Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in a general education mathematics course.
Brian Johnson*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Katie V. Johnson, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1106G51386) 
8:40 a.m.
InquiryBased Learning in a Quantitative Reasoning Course for Business Students.
Victor I Piercey*, Ferris State University
(1106G5357) 
9:00 a.m.
Modified Moore Method in Introduction to Proofs.
LiAn Daniel Wang*, Trinity College
(1106G51778) 
9:20 a.m.
Using IBL to Bridge the Gap Between Math for Liberal Arts and Intro to Proofs.
McKenzie R. Lamb*, Ripon College
(1106G52644) 
9:40 a.m.
Writing Across the Curriculum and IBL.
Kevin Hartshorn*, Moravian College
(1106G52253) 
10:00 a.m.
Exploring Velocity and Acceleration Vectors Visually.
Paul E Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1106G52846) 
10:20 a.m.
InquiryBased Calculus III.
Amy Ksir*, United States Naval Academy
Christine von Renesse, Westfield State University
Margaret C. Nikolov, United States Naval Academy
(1106G52281) 
10:40 a.m.
Raising Calculus to the Surface: Using Physical Surfaces to Facilitate InquiryBased Learning in Multivariable Calculus.
Brian Fisher*, Lubbock Christian University
Jason Samuels, City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Aaron Wangberg, Winona State University
Eric Weber, Oregon State University
(1106G51884)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics and Technology, I
Room 212A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Using SAGE Mathematics software in Numerical Analysis courses. It's Free and Easy.
Razvan Alexandru Mezei*, LenoirRhyne University
(1106VE75) 
8:15 a.m.
Maplets for Calculus, Present and Future.
Philip B Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina
Matthew J Barry, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Don Van Huyck, Texas A&M University
Dmitriy Shatalov, Texas A&M University
Ethan Corpus, Somerville High School
Parth Sarin, A&M Consolidated High School
Michael Sprintson, A&M Consolidated High School
(1106VE2208) 
8:30 a.m.
Effective ways to use GeoGebra for selected topics in Calculus II.
Anna Savvopoulou*, Indiana University South Bend
(1106VE796) 
8:45 a.m.
Break 
9:00 a.m.
Using mathematical and computable data in Mathematica 10.
Eric W Weisstein*, WolframAlpha
(1106VE2432) 
9:15 a.m.
Using Analytic Geometry and Computer Algebra to Construct Gravity Field Energy Curves.
Alexander L. Garron*, Sand Box Geometry LLC
(1106VE314) 
9:30 a.m.
Can the measurement of student engagement be automated?
Paulette N Willis*, Reasoning Mind
James Cooper, Reasoning Mind
(1106VE2038)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Modeling or Applications, I
Room 213A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Correspondence of regular and generalized mass action systems.
Matthew D. Johnston*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1106VG716) 
8:15 a.m.
Using Modeling to Motivate and Drive Learning in Differential Equations Courses.
Brian J. Winkel*, U.S. Miltary Academy
(1106VG945) 
8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Bringing the Orion Space Vehicle Home Safe: the Mathematics of Thermal Protection Systems.
Justin Droba*, NASA Johnson Space Center
(1106VG2700) 
8:45 a.m.
Using Crowd Simulation to suggest Efficient Evacuation in Emergency Situation.
Roshan Thapaliya*, Howard University
Brian Ricks, Rutgers University
(1106VG2828) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Analysis of the Innate and Adaptive Immune response in Antitumor Laser Immunotherapy.
Bryan Alexander Dawkins*, University of Central Oklahoma
Sean Michael Laverty, University of Central Oklahoma
(1106VG2848) 
9:15 a.m.
Estimating Parameters in a Bacterial Community Using Inverse Methods.
Benjamin Jackson*, Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
James Connolly, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
Albert Parker, Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
Isaac Klapper, Temple University
Robin Gerlach, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
(1106VG1952) 
9:30 a.m.
A GameTheoretic Approach to Protein Clustering.
Brittney Hinds*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106VG989) 
9:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Applications of SIRtype models in kudzu growth.
Elisha D Hall*, Austin Peay State University
Ramanjit K. Sahi, Austin Peay State University
(1106VG567) 
10:00 a.m.
A note on the onset of synchrony in avian ovulation cycles.
Danielle Burton*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Shandelle M Henson, Andrews University
(1106VG436) 
10:15 a.m.
Social Insect Simulation.
Jared Anthony Scolaro*, Arizona State University
(1106VG2865) 
10:30 a.m.
Maximum entropy modeling of plant biodiversity.
J. Christopher Tweddle*, Governors State University
(1106VG2108) 
10:45 a.m.
Effects of the Lubrication Force on a Bouncing Droplet.
Matthew R. Cessna*, Claremont Graduate University
(1106VG2225)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
A Short History of Statistics and Its Application.
Treena Basu*, Occidental College
Lokenath Debnath, University of TexasPan American
(1106VB2495) 
8:15 a.m.
Reaching for Cultural Roots of The Representamen: Developmental Math Students' Internal Signs.
Jacqueline S Ward*, Long Beach City College
(1106VB537) 
8:30 a.m.
Should it be the Dirichlet Rearrangement Theorem?
John R. Botzum*, Kutztown University
(1106VB2879) 
8:45 a.m.
Jan De Witt: The Equations for Curves.
Daniel J. Curtin*, Northern Kentucky University
(1106VB611) 
9:00 a.m.
On Sophie Germain's Essays.
Christina Tran*, California State University, Fullerton
Bogdan D. Suceavă, California State University, Fullerton
(1106VB62) 
9:15 a.m.
Confusion and Unity in Handling of Heat Motion and Fluid Motion in the 19th Century.
Shigeru Masuda*, Kyoto Univ.
(1106VB707) 
9:30 a.m.
The Mathematics of the Encyclopédie.
Lawrence A. D'Antonio*, Ramapo College
(1106VB1593) 
9:45 a.m.
An examination of the mathematics educations of select Presidents of the United States.
Ronald L Merritt*, Athens State University
(1106VB120) 
10:00 a.m.
A New Technique to Solve the Instant Insanity Problem.
Salar Y. Alsardary*, University of the Sciences
HweeJung Kim, University of the Sciences
Julie George, University of the Sciences
(1106VB656)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.9:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Physics
Room 203A, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Asteroid seismology: using natural frequencies distribution to infer internal structure.
James D. Walker*, Southwest Research Institute
Sidney Chocron, Southwest Research Institute
Rory P. Bigger, Southwest Research Institute
Trent Kirchdoerfer, California Institute of Technology
(1106861997) 
8:15 a.m.
Well Posedness Theory for a Coupled ThermoChemoPoroelastic System.
T. Malysheva*, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
L. White, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
(1106861827) 
8:30 a.m.
The Geometry of SpaceTimeMatter.
David Betounes*, Univ. of Texas, Permian Basin
(110683489) 
8:45 a.m.
Numerical investigation of the equation for the Higgs boson in the de Sitter spacetime.
Andras Balogh, The University of TexasPan American
Jacob N Banda*, The University of TexasPan American
Karen Yagdjian, The University of TexasPan American
(1106852896) 
9:00 a.m.
A Study of Artificial Neural Network Techniques Used to Mine Data in Astronomy.
Hriday Bharat Thakkar*, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota
Narayan Thapa, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota
(1106851723) 
9:15 a.m.
An Approximation to the Mass Ratio of the Proton to the Electron.
Harry A. Watson*, Eastvale, California
(11068187)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Perspectives and Experiences on Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research, I
Room 210B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Aihua Li, Montclair State University lia@mail.montclair.edu
Thomas Hagedorn, College of New Jersey
Jan Rychtar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

8:00 a.m.
Why? and How? Undergraduate Research and its Benefits.
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo*, Valparaiso University
(1106K12895) 
8:20 a.m.
Introductory Research Experiences at the End of the First Year of College.
Brittany Smith Baum*, Middle Tennessee State University
Jesse Beck, Middle Tennessee State University
Ginger Holmes Rowell, Middle Tennessee State University
D. Christopher Stephens, Middle Tennessee State University
Thomas Cheatham, Middle Tennessee State University
Jennifer Yantz, Austin Peay State University
Donald Nelson, Middle Tennessee State University
(1106K12513) 
8:40 a.m.
The less you teach, the more students learn!
MinLin Lo*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1106K11416) 
9:00 a.m.
CoMentoring for the National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in two Institutions.
Hyunju Oh*, Bennett College
Jan Rychtar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(1106K1999) 
9:20 a.m.
Starting and Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Program: The SURIEM/REM Experience at Michigan State University (MSU).
Aklilu Zeleke*, Michigan State University
(1106K1763) 
9:40 a.m.
Mentoring Collaboration for REU Groups at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee and NIMBioS
Kelly Sturner, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(1106K1690) 
10:00 a.m.
Undergraduate Research in an Urban Minority University.
Zhixiong Chen*, New Jersey City University
Yi Ding, New Jersey City University
(1106K12459) 
10:20 a.m.
Lessons Learned from the Pilot Project 'Smooth Transition for Advancement to Graduate Education (STAGE) for Underrepresented Students in Mathematical Sciences'.
Christina EubanksTurner*, Loyola Marymount University
Patricia Beaulieu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Nabendu Pal, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1106K12193) 
10:40 a.m.
An Applied ProjectDriven Approach to Undergraduate Research Experiences.
Michael A. Karls*, Ball State University
(1106K12673)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Keene, North Carolina State University kakeene@ncsu.edu
Timothy FukawaConnelly, Drexel University
Michelle Zandieh, Arizona State University

8:00 a.m.
From intuition to the formal world of mathematical thinking: A geometric topologist's teaching diaries and thought processes.
Sepideh Stewart*, University of Oklahoma
Clarissa Thompson, Kent State University
Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
(1106L12876) 
8:20 a.m.
Connecting Abstract Algebra to Secondary School Mathematics: How Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators Discuss Mathematical Connections.
Ashley L Suominen*, University of Georgia
(1106L11363) 
8:40 a.m.
Mathematicians' and Mathematics Educators' Perspectives on "Doing Mathematics".
Jim Brandt*, Southern Utah University
Jana Lunt, Southern Utah University
Gretchen Rimmasch Meilstrup, Southern Utah University
(1106L11348) 
9:00 a.m.
The use of examples in the learning and teaching of proof writing.
Sarah Hanusch*, Texas State University
(1106L1901) 
9:20 a.m.
Undergraduates' ExampleRelated Activity in Proving Conjectures.
Alison G. Lynch*, University of WisconsinMadison
Pooneh Sabouri, New York University
Rebecca Vinsonhaler, University of WisconsinMadison
Amy B. Ellis, University of WisconsinMadison
(1106L12498) 
9:40 a.m.
Can mathematics majors make connections between informal arguments and formal proofs?
Dov Zazkis*, Oklahoma State University
Matthew Villanueva, Rutgers University
(1106L1729) 
10:00 a.m.
Examining expert and novice proving process for "linearity" of deductive logic.
Shiv Karunakaran*, Washington State University
(1106L1470) 
10:20 a.m.
The Role of Proof in Undergraduate Mathematics: A Case Study of Lagrange's Theorem.
Eyob S Demeke, University of New Hampshire
May Chaar*, University of New Hampshire
(1106L1624)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Revitalizing Complex Analysis at the Undergraduate Level, I
Room 212B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Russell Howell, Westmont College howell@westmont.edu
Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College
Alan Noell, Oklahoma State University

8:00 a.m.
A new complex analysis / algebra / geometry transition to higher mathematics course in development.
Robert Sachs*, George Mason University
(1106L51804) 
8:20 a.m.
Implementing modules  a case study.
Tamas Forgacs*, California State University, Fresno
(1106L51990) 
8:40 a.m.
Unifying PDEs, Linear Algebra, and Complex Analysis.
Eric Sullivan*, Carroll College
(1106L51350) 
9:00 a.m.
Revitalizing Complex Analysis: Three Philosophies (part 1).
Russell W. Howell*, Westmont College
Alan Noell, Oklahoma State University
(1106L52827) 
9:20 a.m.
Revitalizing Complex Analysis: Three Philosophies (part 2).
Alan Noell*, Oklahoma State University
Russell W. Howell, Westmont College
(1106L52867) 
9:40 a.m.
Complex Curve Maps.
Paul Zorn*, St. Olaf College
(1106L51925) 
10:00 a.m.
Using Color Graphs in Complex Analysis.
Lawrence J. Crone*, American University
(1106L5167) 
10:20 a.m.
Elementary Geometry and Ptolemy's theorem in a complex analysis course.
Jane M McDougall*, Colorado College
(1106L52905) 
10:40 a.m.
Sprinkling Complex Analysis Across the Undergraduate Curriculum.
Hortensia SotoJohnson*, University of Northern Colorado
Marki Dittman, University of Northern Colorado
(1106L5352)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Statistics
Room 202B, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Bayesian Joinpoint Regression Model for Childhood Brain Cancer Mortality.
Netra P Khanal*, The University of Tampa
(1106621577) 
8:15 a.m.
Asymptotics of SignedRank Estimator in Twophase Linear Model.
Brice Merlin Nguelifack*, Auburn University
(110662410) 
8:30 a.m.
Bathtub and Unimodal Hazard Flexibility Classification of Parametric Lifetime Distributions.
Anh V Nguyen*, Texas Christian University
Dana M Lacey, North Central College
Kahadawala Cooray, Central Michigan University
(110662638) 
8:45 a.m.
A Multiscale Spectral Algorithm for Estimating the Number of Clusters in a Data Set.
Anna V. Little*, Jacksonville University
Alicia Byrd, Jacksonville University
(110662950) 
9:00 a.m.
The beta model for random hypergraphs with a given degree sequence: modelling multiway interactions in networks.
Despina Stasi*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kayvan Sadeghi, Carnegie Mellon University
Alessandro Rinaldo, Carnegie Mellon University
Sonja Petrovic, Illinois Institute of Technology
Stephen E. Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106622803) 
9:15 a.m.
Measures of Predictor Variable Importance in Logistic Regression: A Comparative Study.
Ranil Weerackoon*, California State University, Long Beach
Dmitry Suvorov, The College of New Jersey
(110662803) 
9:30 a.m.
Approaches to Addressing Overfitting in Averaging Classifiers.
James D Munyon*, Youngstown State University
Rebecca M Thiem, Eastern Kentucky University
(110662652) 
9:45 a.m.
A Bayesian Approach to Sequential Change Point Detection.
Eric Ruggieri*, College of the Holy Cross
Marcus Antonellis, College of the Holy Cross
(1106622060) 
10:00 a.m.
Hotelling Trace Criterion as a Figure of Merit for the Optimization of Chromatogram Alignment.
Edward J Soares, College of the Holy Cross
Gopal R Yalla*, College of the Holy Cross
John B O'Conner, College of the Holy Cross
Kevin A Walsh, College of the Holy Cross
Amber M Hupp, College of the Holy Cross
(1106621994) 
10:15 a.m.
Modeling Cancer Mortality Rates through Differential Equations.
Keshav P. Pokhrel*, Mercyhurst University
Chris P. Tsokos, University of South Florida
(1106621963) 
10:30 a.m.
Decomposing the ChiSquare GoodnessofFit Statistic by HadamardLike Matrices.
Abbas M Alhakim*, American University of Beirut
(1106622830) 
10:45 a.m.
Determination of the Probability Distribution of strength of a Polymer Fiber Bundle Using Statistical Analysis.
Krishan Agrawal*, Virginia State University
Ronald Moore, Performance Polymers, Honeywell
Eugene Evans, Virginia State University
(11066293)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, I
Room 204A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu
Thomas Banchoff, Brown University
Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Edwin Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point

8:00 a.m.
Individual student confidence during classroom voting  what can the data tell us?
Ann C. Stewart*, Hood College
(1106M12765) 
8:20 a.m.
Exploring students' preferences and performance in a cooperative mathematics classroom.
Sayonita Ghosh Hajra*, University of Utah
Natalie Hobson, University of Georgia
(1106M12338) 
8:40 a.m.
Attribution, participation, and formative assessment in introductory calculus: A growth model.
Rebecca Anne Dibbs*, Texas A&M UniversityCommerce
(1106M1508) 
9:00 a.m.
Introductory Statistics Students' Development of Reasoning about Variability.
Rachel M Chaphalkar*, University of Wisconsin  Whitewater
(1106M12618) 
9:20 a.m.
The Impact of a Flipped Learning Environment on Student Attitudes and Achievement in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course.
J. Lynn Gieger*, Oglethorpe University
Brian Patterson, Oglethorpe University
C. Rett McBride, Oglethorpe University
(1106M12247) 
9:40 a.m.
Using Journals to Support Student Learning: The Case of an Elementary Number Theory Course.
Hiroko Kawaguchi Warshauer*, Texas State University
Christina Starkey Richardson, Texas State University
Max Leon Warshauer, Texas State University
(1106M11582) 
10:00 a.m.
Engaging students using temperament profiles: Using ROMP to increase student success in first and second year STEM courses.
Shelly M McGee*, Our Lady of the Lake University
Jess A WhitePhillip, Our Lady of the Lake University
(1106M11079) 
10:20 a.m.
Encouraging a "Growth Mindset" in Our Mathematics Courses.
Mike Pinter*, Belmont University
(1106M166) 
10:40 a.m.
Student Use of Example Generation in a Calculus Course: Implementation and Student Attitudes.
Elaine Rumsey Wagner*, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
Susan Marla Orme, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
Heidi Jean Turner, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
(1106M11378)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Topology and Manifolds, I
Room 101B, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Almost Homotopies and Intrinsic Flat Convergence.
Zahra Sinaei*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Christina Sormani, CUNY Graduate Center
(110654312) 
8:15 a.m.
Partial Metric Spaces: Representation and Classification.
Shaun G. Benvie*, University of Connecticut
Owen S. Hill, College of William & Mary
Elizabeth T. Brown, James Madison University
(110654642) 
8:30 a.m.
Metrics on CAT(0) Boundaries.
Molly A Moran*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1106541093) 
8:45 a.m.
Homological stability of diffeomorphim groups made discrete.
Sam Nariman*, Stanford
(110655480) 
9:00 a.m.
A Finite Set of Generators for the Arc Algebra.
Dylan Peifer, Cornell University
Martin D. Bobb*, University of Texas at Austin
Helen Wong, Carleton College
Stephen Kennedy, Carleton College
(1106542766) 
9:15 a.m.
Intersection numbers on moduli spaces of curves through topological recursion.
Ayman Mohammad Almomany*, Central Michigan Univercity
Brad Safnuk, Central Michgin Univercity
(1106552718) 
9:30 a.m.
Abelian Arrangements.
Christin Bibby*, University of Oregon
(1106551792) 
9:45 a.m.
Homotopy transfer is a simple consequence of the GoldmanMillson Theorem.
Christopher L Rogers*, Institut für Mathematik und Informatik, Universität Greifswald
(1106552246) 
10:00 a.m.
Circle subgroups of compact Lie groups.
Jeffrey D. Carlson*, Tufts University
(1106552823) 
10:15 a.m.
Recognizing nullhomotopic maps between the classifying spaces of KacMoody groups.
John D. Foley*, University of Copenhagen
(1106552273) 
10:30 a.m.
Index Theory in a Paschian Geometry.
Marian F Anton, Central Connecticut State University
KimVui H. Duong*, Central Connecticut State University
(1106552330)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Room 202A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Evelyn Lunasin, United States Naval Academy lunasin@usna.edu
Edriss S. Titi, University of California, Irvine titi@math.tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
LagrangianEulerian methods for uniqueness in hydrodynamic systems.
Peter Constantin*, Princeton University
(110635952) 
8:30 a.m.
FluidComposite Structure Interaction.
Suncica Canic*, University of Houston
Boris Muha, University of Zagreb
Martina Bukac, Notre Dame University
(110635845) 
9:00 a.m.
Approximation by continuous finite elements of invariant sets of hyperbolic systems.
JeanLuc Guermond*, Texas A&M
(110665789) 
9:30 a.m.
Some results on singular transport equations.
Tarek M Elgindi*, Princeton University
(110635658) 
10:00 a.m.
A New Data Assimilation Algorithm for the 2D NavierStokes equations and the 3D $\alpha$Models of Turbulence.
Aseel Farhat*, Indiana University Bloomington
Evelyn Lunasin, The United States Naval Academy
Edriss Titi, The Weizmann Institute of Science and Texas A&M University
(1106761652) 
10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Stability of the Diffusive CarrPenrose Model.
Joseph Conlon, University of Michigan
Michael Dabkowski*, University of Michigan
Jingchen Wu, University of Michigan
(1106351709)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 217D, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on Professional Development Workshops: NSF Funding Opportunities for the Learning and Teaching of the Mathematical Sciences, Part I
Undergraduate/graduate education programs; workforce; and broadening participation (DUE, DGE, DMS, HRD).
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Karen King, Division of Research on Learning, National Science Foundation
Tasha Inniss, Division of Human Resource Development, National Science Foundation
Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, I
Room 208, Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
Artin Group Presentations Arising from Cluster Algebras.
Hailee Peck*, Millikin University
David Hemminger, Duke University
Jacob Haley, University of Notre Dame
Aaron Landesman, Harvard University
(110605786) 
8:30 a.m.
Representations of generalized Weyl algebras arising from noncommutative cluster structures.
Ibrahim A Saleh*, University of Wisconsin Colleges
(1106051167) 
8:45 a.m.
TPath Formula and Atomic Bases for Cluster Algebras of Type D.
Emily Gunawan*, University of Minnesota
Gregg Musiker, University of Minnesota
(1106051879) 
9:00 a.m.
On the structure of Specht modules in the principal block of $F\Sigma_{3p}$.
Michael Anthony Rosas*, SUNY, the University at Buffalo
(1106052101) 
9:15 a.m.
Generic Representation Theory of the Unipotent Upper Triangular Groups.
Michael N Crumley*, University of Findlay
(1106052507) 
9:30 a.m.
Tridiagonal pairs of $q$Racah type and the quantum group $U_q(\mathfrak{sl}_2)$.
Sarah R BocktingConrad*, Oberlin College
(1106052515) 
9:45 a.m.
Cyclic Factorial Schur Polynomials and Geometry.
Elizabeth Beazley, Haverford College
Anna Bertiger*, University of Waterloo
Kaisa Taipale, University of Minnesota
(1106052553) 
10:00 a.m.
Combinatorial evaluation of Hecke algebra characters.
Samuel Clearman*, Lehigh University
(1106052745) 
10:15 a.m.
Subneofields of finite Dneofields.
Scott Lacy*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1106052397) 
10:30 a.m.
Stasinski and Voll's Hyperoctahedral Group Conjecture.
Aaron Landesman*, Harvard University
(110605785) 
10:45 a.m.
Value sets of functions with finite domain, with applications to planar functions.
Steven Michael Senger*, Missouri State University
(1106052547)

8:15 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology, I
Room 102A, Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
Computational Modeling of Murine GL261 Brain Tumors.
Barrett J. Anderies*, Arizona State University
Eric J. Kostelich, Arizona State University
(1106921772) 
8:30 a.m.
IntegrateandFire Model of Insect Olfaction.
Pamela B Fuller*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gregor Kovacic, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
David Cai, Courant Institute
(110692720) 
8:45 a.m.
Combinatorics of Linked Systems of Quartets.
Emili Moan*, Winthrop University
Joseph Rusinko, Winthrop University
(1106922534) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Computing Cophylogenetic Invariants.
Heather Gronewald*, Southwestern University
(1106921907) 
9:15 a.m.
Statistical tests for genetic associations in populations with threeway admixture.
Abra Brisbin*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Michelle Pflughoeft, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Harrison Reeder, Carleton College
Samir Rachid, Carleton College
Aleksandra Mandic, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Andrew Boyd, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Guoxi Lei, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1106921244) 
9:30 a.m.
Modeling RNA.
Elizabeth Drellich, Smith College
Sarah Karr, Smith College
Sydney Ness, Smith College
Pamela BadianPessot*, Smith College
(1106922456) 
9:45 a.m.
Mathematical RNA Biology: Graph Theory Approaches for RNA Structure Modeling and Prediction.
Namhee Kim*, New York University
Tamar Schlick, New York University
(1106922603) 
10:00 a.m.
A preliminary model of phosphorylation states of endothelial nitric oxide synthase.
Lake Ritter*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(1106921205) 
10:15 a.m.
A fast ADI algorithm for nonlinear Poisson equation in heterogeneous dielectric media.
Wufeng Tian*, Broward College
Shan Zhao, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
(1106922452) 
10:30 a.m.
Modeling Follicle Wave Dynamics in the Menstrual Cycle.
Nicole M Panza*, North Carolina State University
James Selgrade, North Carolina State University
(1106921257) 
10:45 a.m.
DNA Hairpin Simulation using the PeyrardBishop Model.
Erin Boggess*, Simpson College
Kyle Jensen, Simpson College
(1106922428)

8:15 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:20 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Humor and Teaching Mathematics, I
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Semra KilicBahi, ColbySawyer College skilicbahi@colbysawyer.edu
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Debra Borkovitz, Wheelock College

8:20 a.m.
True Nature to Advantage Dressed.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1106E51710) 
8:40 a.m.
Clowning around with mathematical ideas.
Tim Chartier*, Davidson College
(1106E51364) 
9:00 a.m.
Jive Talkin', Math Walkin'.
Randall E Cone*, Virginia Military Institute
(1106E51580) 
9:20 a.m.
Unrealistic Word Problems, and Other Stupid Math jokes or Take My Dept Chair $ ... $ Please.
Leigh Atkinson*, University of North Carolina  Asheville
(1106E51454) 
9:40 a.m.
Research, Resources, and Recommendations for Using Humor/Fun in College Mathematics/Statistics Courses: Lessons Learned from Survey Research and NSFfunded Randomized Experiments and a Case Study.
Lawrence M. Lesser*, The University of Texas at El Paso
John Weber, Georgia Perimeter College
(1106E51292) 
10:00 a.m.
The Art of Themed Exams.
Janine E Janoski*, King's College
(1106E52028) 
10:20 a.m.
Comic strips as semiauthentic applied problems.
Dawn Archey*, University of Detroit Mercy
(1106E51788) 
10:40 a.m.
The Class Joke Contest: Encouraging Creativity and Improving Attendance.
John C. Wierman*, Johns Hopkins University
(1106E597)

8:20 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:20 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, I
Room 213B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:20 a.m.
Aesthetics and motivating principles: comparing mathematical art to contemporary art.
Sarah Stengle*, St. Paul, MN
Rebekah Dupont, Augsburg College
(1106H12332) 
8:40 a.m.
Mathematics in the works of Dorothea Rockburne.
David Peifer*, UNC Asheville
(1106H11703) 
9:00 a.m.
Using Audio Segments to Present MathMusic Connections.
Craig M. Johnson*, Marywood University
(1106H11816) 
9:20 a.m.
Addressing the Contested Authorship of CM Eddy's "The Loved Dead" using Stylometry.
Daniel M Look*, St. Lawrence University
(1106H1425) 
9:40 a.m.
Creating Rhythm and Repetition In Algorithmic Images Using NonDihedral Elements of $S_4$.
Robert M Spann*, Washington, DC
(1106H11655) 
10:00 a.m.
Perchance to Dream: The Mathematics of Hamlet.
Randall E Cone*, Virginia Military Institute
(1106H11796) 
10:20 a.m.
Connections between Indian Classical Music and Mathematics.
Srividhya Balaji*, Pittsburg State University
(1106H11850) 
10:40 a.m.
Dancing Deformations.
Karl H Schaffer*, De Anza College
(1106H11256)

8:20 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Ballroom A, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part A
Introduction to processoriented, guidedinquiry learning (POGIL) in mathematics courses
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida
Zdeñka Guadarrama, Rockhurst University
Jill E. Guerra, University of ArkansasFort Smith
Laurie Lenz, Marymount University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #14: Part A
Teaching statistics using R and RStudio.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Nicholas Horton, Amherst College 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part A
Two visual topics using undergraduate complex analysis.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Mike Brilleslyper, U S. Air Force Academy
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMS Directors of Graduate Studies
Room 217C, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
Bridge Hall, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
MAA Committee on Minority Participation in MathematicsAMSSIAM Freeman A. Hrabowski, Sylvester James Gates, and Richard A. Tapia Lecture Series
Room 214C, Convention Center
Chairs:
Carlos CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
Lloyd Douglas, Chair, MAA Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics

9:30 a.m.
Advances in Computational Modeling of Microorganism Motility.
Ricardo Cortez*, Tulane University
(1106A0168) 
10:10 a.m.
Mathematical models of tumor vessel formation and targeted therapies that attack the vascular supply.
Trachette Jackson*, University of Michigan
(1106A0171)

9:30 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Department Liaisons Meeting
Lone Star Ballroom, Salons AB, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Committee on Technologies in Mathematics Education and SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the Web Panel Discussion
MOOCs and me: Massive online materials for my students.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
John Travis, Mississippi College
Panelists:
Jim Fowler, Ohio State University
Petra BonfertTaylor, Wesleyan University
Tom Morley, Georgia Tech University
Grace Lyo, Stanford University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Committee on Professional Development Workshops: NSF Funding Opportunities for the Learning and Teaching of the Mathematical Sciences, Part II
The K16 continuum: Learning science and research and pre and inservice teachers (DUE/DRL).
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Karen King, Division of Research on Learning, National Science Foundation
Tasha Inniss, Division of Human Resource Development, National Science Foundation
Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m.11:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach
Room 216A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

10:00 a.m.
The Regional Dinner Meeting: An Opportunity for Outreach, Interaction, and Learning.
Sarah L. Mabrouk*, Framingham State University
(1106VH2154) 
10:15 a.m.
Games Teachers Play: Games as the vehicle for bringing deep mathematical thinking into PreK  12 classrooms.
Polina D Sabinin*, Bridgewater State University
(1106VH2121) 
10:30 a.m.
University of Illinois and Urbana High School outreach collaboration to enhance student success in high school mathematics and improve the transition to collegelevel mathematics.
Alison Ahlgren Reddy*, University of Illinois
(1106VH951) 
10:45 a.m.
Texas A&M Summer Educational Enrichment in Math (SEEMath): Doing not Lecturing.
Philip B Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
(1106VH2214) 
11:00 a.m.
Texas A&M Math Circle.
Frank Sottile*, Texas A&M University
(1106VH1153)

10:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Random orderings and unique ergodicity of automorphism groups.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Omer Angel, University of British Columbia
Alexander Kechris, California Institute of Technology
Russell Lyons*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(11063722) 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Combinatorial designs, finite geometries, and beating the lottery.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Jordan S. Ellenberg*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1106002162) 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures, Lecture I
Algebraic topology: new and old directions.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Michael J. Hopkins*, Harvard University
(1106551707) 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Dispelling obesity myths through mathematical modeling.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Diana L. Thomas*, Montclair State University
(1106A015) 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Accelerated Advances in Multiobjective Optimal Control Problems and Mathematical Programming Based on Generalized Invexity Frameworks, I
Room 008B, Convention Center
Organizers:
N. J. Huang, Sichuan University
R. N. Mohapatra, University of Central Florida
Ram Verma, Texas State University verma99@msn.com
Alexander Zaslavski, Israel Institute of Technology

2:15 p.m.
Generalized Hybrid Invexities with SecondOrder Parametric Optimality Criteria for Discrete Minmax Fractional Programming.
R. N. Mohapatra*, University of Central Florida
Ram U. Verma, Texas State University
(110690187) 
2:45 p.m.
Complete Fractional Monotone Approximation.
George Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(11064156) 
3:15 p.m.
Weighted lowrank matrix approximation: a new algorithm based on optimization.
Xin Li*, University of Central Florida
Aritra Dutta, University of Central Florida
(1106411081) 
3:45 p.m.
An Extension of a Result of Golub, Hoffman and Stewart.
Aritra Dutta*, University of Central Florida
Xin Li, University of Central Florida
(1106411084) 
4:15 p.m.
Some Sufficient Efficiency Conditions in Semiinfinite Multiobjective Fractional Programming Based on Exponential Type Invexities.
Ram U. Verma, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Youngsoo Seol*, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
(110690183) 
4:45 p.m.
Pricing MultiAsset American Options with RegimeSwitching by Exponential Time Differencing Schemes.
Paul Eloe*, University of Dayton
Yuchen Zhou, Nanhua Futures, Co., Ltd.
(110665381) 
5:15 p.m.
Looking for an Optimal Unistochastic Preimage.
Aaron Carl Smith*, University of Central Florida
(110649222) 
5:45 p.m.
Local convergence for an improved Jarratttype method in anach space.
Ioannis Konstantinos Argyros*, Cameron University
Daniel González, Escuela Politécnica Nacional
(110665282)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Applications of Dynamical Systems to Biological Models, II
Room 006C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Yu Jin, University of NebraskaLincoln yjin6@unl.edu
XiangSheng Wang, Southeast Missouri State University

2:15 p.m.
Feedback control methods for population management.
Richard L Rebarber*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Chris Guiver, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Stuart Townley, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Hartmut Logemann, University of Bath
David Hodgson, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Adam Bill, University of Bath
Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1106921988) 
2:45 p.m.
Towards a persistence theory for sexually reproducing structured populations.
Horst R Thieme*, Arizona State University
Wen Jin, Seattle , Washington
(110692568) 
3:15 p.m.
GiererMeinhardt system with activator production saturation and gene expression time delays.
Shanshan Chen, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary
(110692847) 
3:45 p.m.
A spatial model for populations with expanding and contracting habitats.
Ying Zhou*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University
Bill Fagan, Department of Biology, University of Maryland
(110639807) 
4:15 p.m.
Homing Fidelity and Reproductive Rate for Migratory Populations.
Qihua Huang*, University of Alberta
Mark A, Lewis, University of Alberta
(110639272) 
4:45 p.m.
Sensitivity of the dynamics of the general RosenzweigMacArthur model to the mathematical form of the functional response: a bifurcation theory approach.
Gunog Seo*, Colgate University
Gail S.K. Wolkowicz, McMaster University
(1106922256) 
5:15 p.m.
Population persistence in stochastic river networks.
Kurt E. Anderson, University of California, Riverside
Scott Manifold, University of California, Riverside
Jonathan Sarhad*, University of California, Riverside
(1106921695) 
5:45 p.m.
Population persistence in temporally varying river environments.
Yu Jin*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jon Jacobsen, Harvey Mudd College
Mark A. Lewis, University of Alberta
(1106921649)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Current Trends in Classical Dynamical Systems, I
Room 006D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Lennard Bakker, Brigham Young University bakker@math.byu.edu
Skyler C. Simmons, Brigham Young University

2:15 p.m.
Family of Orbits in the Newtonian 3Body Problem.
Elizabeth Zollinger*, St. Joseph's College
(1106701562) 
2:45 p.m.
Variational method with SPBC and periodic solutions in Nbody problems.
Zhifu Xie*, Virginia State University
Tiancheng Ouyang, Brigham Young University
(110637460) 
3:15 p.m.
Stability analysis and bifurcations of the HipHop orbit and beyond.
PietroLuciano Buono*, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Daniel C. Offin, Queen's University
Mark Lewis, Queen's University
Mitchell Kovacic, Simon Fraser University
(110634867) 
3:45 p.m.
Transport orbits in an equilateral restricted fourbody problem.
Martha AlvarezRamirez*, Departamento de Matematicas. UAMIztapalapa.
(1106701836) 
4:15 p.m.
$N$body problems and fluids mechanics.
Cristina Stoica*, Wlifrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
(1106701041) 
4:45 p.m.
Open sets of diffeomorphisms with trivial centralizer in the $C^1$ topology.
Lennard Bakker*, Brigham Young University
Todd Fisher, Brigham Young University
(110637644) 
5:15 p.m.
Periodic orbits in spaces of constant negative curvature.
Ernesto PerezChavela*, UAMIztapalapa, Department of Mathematics
Luis GarciaNaranjo, IIMAS, UNAM, Mexico
Juan Carlos Marrero, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
(110670526) 
5:45 p.m.
Canonical Transformations of Null Forms.
Walter Craig, McMaster University, Fields Institute
Amanda French*, McMaster University
ChiRu Yang, McMaster University
(1106352142)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications, II
Room 007B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Steven Miller, Williams College
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

2:15 p.m.
On a second order nonlinear discrete multipoint eigenvalue problem.
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
Rodica Luca, Gh. Asachi Technical University
(11063983) 
2:45 p.m.
Stability of difference equation formulations of GordonSchaeferMunro and analogous harvesting equations.
Harold M Hastings*, Bard College at Simon's Rock and Hofstra University
Michael Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1106392800) 
3:15 p.m.
Dynamics of a nonlinear discontinuous difference equation.
Raegan Higgins, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Candace M Kent, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Vlajko L Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Yevgeniy Kostrov, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
(110639435) 
3:45 p.m.
PiecewiseDefined Difference Equations: Open Problem.
Candace M. Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(110639529) 
4:15 p.m.
Convergence Results for the Class of Periodic Left Nested Radicals.
Chris D. Lynd*, Bloomsburg University
Devyn A. Lesher, Bloomsburg University
(110600774) 
4:45 p.m.
From Fibonacci Quilts to Benford's Law through Zeckendorf Decompositions.
Steven J Miller*, Williams College
(110611641) 
5:15 p.m.
Boundary value problems for a selfadjoint Caputo nabla fractional equation.
Allan C Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(110639361) 
5:45 p.m.
Exact Finite Difference Schemes for the CauchyEuler Equation: Application to the BlackSholes Equation.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University Physics
(110639363)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Enumerative Combinatorics, I
Room 008A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian K. Miceli, Trinity University
Jay Pantone, University of Florida jaypantone@ufl.edu
Vince Vatter, University of Florida

2:15 p.m.
Collatz meets Fibonacci.
Michael Albert*, Department of Computer Science, University of Otago (NZ)
Bjarki Gudmundsson, School of Computer Science, Reykjavik University
Henning Ulfarsson, School of Computer Science, Reykjavik University
(110605370) 
2:45 p.m.
Binomial coefficients, rational Catalan numbers, and their $q$analogues.
Nicholas A. Loehr*, Virginia Tech and USNA
Drew Armstrong, University of Miami
Gregory S. Warrington, University of Vermont
(110605348) 
3:15 p.m.
Patterns in Random Walks.
Sergi Elizalde, Dartmouth College
Megan Martinez*, Dartmouth College
(110605871) 
3:45 p.m.
$\mu$ patterns in $n$cycles.
Sergey Kitaev, University of Strathclyde
Miles Jones, Universidad de Talca
Jeffrey B. Remmel*, University of California, San Diego
(110605918) 
4:15 p.m.
Another (more refined) look at the Wilfequivlance of certain length 4 pattern.
Jonathan S. Bloom*, Rutgers University
Alex Burstein, Howard University
(1106051123) 
4:45 p.m.
Frequency of factors in reduced words.
Bridget Eileen Tenner*, DePaul University
(110605415) 
5:15 p.m.
Combinatorial Proofs of Fibonomial Identities.
Arthur T Benjamin*, Harvey Mudd College
Elizabeth Reiland, Johns Hopkins University
(110605637) 
5:45 p.m.
Open problems for Catalan number analogues.
Bruce E Sagan*, Michigan State University
(110603202)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Factorization Theory and Its Applications, II
Room 007D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Nicholas Baeth, University of Central Missouri baeth@ucmo.edu
Scott Chapman, Sam Houston State University
Jim Coykendall, Clemson University
Alfred Geroldinger, Karl Franzens University

2:15 p.m.
On conductor ideals.
Andreas Reinhart*, KarlFranzensUniversität Graz
(1106131319) 
2:45 p.m.
The Set of Elasticities in Numerical Monoids.
Thomas Barron, University of Kentucky
Christopher ONeill*, Texas A&M University
Roberto Pelayo, University of Hawaii Hilo
(110608466) 
3:15 p.m.
The Realization Problem for Delta Sets of Numerical Semigroups.
Nathan Kaplan*, Yale University
Stefan Colton, Hunter College High School
(1106201738) 
3:45 p.m.
Arithmetic of Numerical Semigroups on Compound Sequences.
Christopher O'Neill, Texas A&M University
Vadim Ponomarenko*, San Diego State University
Claire Spychalla, Taylor University
(110620569) 
4:15 p.m.
On Sets of Lengths in Krull Monoids.
Alfred Geroldinger, University of Graz
David J. Grynkiewicz*, University of Memphis
Pingzhi Yuan, South China Normal University
(110611612) 
4:45 p.m.
When is the sum of two sets of lengths a set of lengths?
Wolfgang A. Schmid*, LAGA, University Paris 8
(1106111023) 
5:15 p.m.
On the structure of sets of lengths in $\eta$systems.
Salvatore Tringali*, Texas A&M University at Qatar
(1106052040) 
5:45 p.m.
New Developments for the PlusMinus Davenport Constant.
Paul Baginski*, Fairfield University
Abraham Bekele, University of Colorado, Denver
Katie Lynn Rosenberg, Austin Peay State University
Benjamin Wright, Providence College
(1106201598)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Fractal Geometry and Dynamics, II
Room 214D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Robert G. Niemeyer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque niemeyer@math.unm.edu

2:15 p.m.
Old Wine in Fractal Bottles.
Michael F. Barnsley*, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University
(1106AA1665) 
2:45 p.m.
A totally disconnected thread: some padic fractals.
William C Abram, Hillsdale College
Jeffrey C Lagarias*, University of Michigan
(1106AA497) 
3:15 p.m.
Nontrivial paths of the Tfractal billiard in rational and irrational directions.
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Robert G. Niemeyer*, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
(1106AA818) 
3:45 p.m.
Quasicrystal Myths.
Marjorie Wikler Senechal*, Smith College
(1106AA805) 
4:15 p.m.
New canonical renormalization for polynomials.
Ricardo G PerezMarco*, CNRSUniversité Paris XIII (France)
(1106AA1055) 
4:45 p.m.
On the measure of the Feigenbaum Julia set.
Scott Sutherland*, Stony Brook University
(1106AA2384) 
5:15 p.m.
The largest dimension of sets on which Brownian motion is monotone.
Richard Balka, University of Washington
Yuval Peres*, Microsoft Research
(1106AA1809) 
5:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Fractal transition in melt ponds and dynamics of the climate system.
Ivan Sudakov*, University of Utah
(1106AA2764)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Frames and Their Applications, II
Room 007A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Radu Balan, University of Maryland, College Park
Kasso A. Okoudjou, University of Maryland kasso@math.umd.edu
Rachel Ward, University of Texas, Austin

2:15 p.m.
Datadriven frames: Nonasymptotic bounds for Geometric Multiresolution Analysis.
Mauro Maggioni, Duke University, Departments of Mathematics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science
Stanislav Minsker, Duke University
Nate Strawn*, Duke University
(1106621135) 
2:45 p.m.
Recovery of signals with sparse frame expansions.
Simon Foucart*, University of Georgia
(1106652409) 
3:15 p.m.
Linear Independence of TimeFrequency Shifts of Functions with Decay.
Darrin Speegle*, Saint Louis University
(1106421716) 
3:45 p.m.
Sparse shearlet representations and applications to fluorescent image analysis of neuronal cultures.
Demetrio Labate*, University of Houston
(1106421274) 
4:15 p.m.
Quantization of compressed sensing measurements:exponential accuracy.
Ozgur Yilmaz*, University of British Columbia
(1106411260) 
4:45 p.m.
Random encoding of quantized compressed sensing measurements.
Rayan Saab*, University of California San Diego
Rongrong Wang, The University of British Columbia
Ozgur Yilmaz, The University of British Columbia
(1106412170) 
5:15 p.m.
Distributed noiseshaping and beta encoding for general sampling systems.
Sinan Gunturk*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Evan Chou, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
(1106941968) 
5:45 p.m.
Modelbased Sketching and Recovery with Expanders.
Bubacarr Bah*, Institute of Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Luca Baldassarre, Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Volkan Cevher, Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(1106651222)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Groups, Algorithms, and Cryptography, I
Room 002, Convention Center
Organizers:
Bren Cavallo, City University of New York Graduate Center
Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York Graduate Center and New York City College of Technology dkahrobaei@gc.cuny.edu

2:15 p.m.
Tarski numbers of groups.
Mark Sapir*, Vanderbilt University
(1106201667) 
2:45 p.m.
Navigating the Cayley graph of $SL_2(F_p)$ and applications to hashing.
Lisa Bromberg, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Vladimir Shpilrain*, The City College of New York
Alina Vdovina, University of Newcastle
(1106201069) 
3:15 p.m.
Knapsack problems for nilpotent groups.
Markus Lohrey*, University of Siegen
(1106201161) 
3:45 p.m.
Ergodic decomposition of group actions on rooted trees.
Rostislav I Grigorchuk*, Texas A&M University
Dmytro M Savchuk, University of South Florida
(110620318) 
4:15 p.m.
Ordering trees, free groups, and free products.
Zoran Sunic*, Texas A&M University
(1106201163) 
4:45 p.m.
Conjugacy in Baumslag's group, generic case complexity, and division in power circuits.
Volker Diekert*, University of Stuttgart, Germany
(110620890) 
5:15 p.m.
Orbit automata as a new tool to attack finiteness problem for automaton groups.
Dmytro M Savchuk*, University of South Florida
Ines Klimann, Université Paris Diderot  Paris 7
Matthieu Picantin, Université Paris Diderot  Paris 7
(1106201520) 
5:45 p.m.
PublicKey Exchange Using Extensions by Endomorphisms and Matrices over a Galois Field.
Delaram Kahrobaei*, City University of New York Graduate Center and New York City College of Technology
Ha T. Lam, CUNY Graduate Center and Infosheild
Vladimir Shpilrain, City College and CUNY Graduate Center
(1106002088)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

2:15 p.m.
The history and philosophy of mathematics for information engineering.
Chris C Bissell*, Open University, UK
(110601563) 
2:45 p.m.
Polemics in public: controversies around the principle of duality in early nineteenth century geometry.
Jemma Lorenat*, Simon Fraser University, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
(1106011479) 
3:15 p.m.
Communicating mathematics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: aims, strategies, messages, politics.
Laura E Turner*, State University of New York at New Paltz
(1106012389) 
3:45 p.m.
How drawings sprang up in a particular field of celestial mechanics.
Tatiana Roque*, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
(1106011776) 
4:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Mathematical Communication. 
4:45 p.m.
Benjamin Finkel and the Ohio Normal University Herald.
J. J. Tattersall*, Providence College
(110601499) 
5:15 p.m.
Gaston Darboux: monstermaker par excellence.
Janet Heine Barnett*, Colorado State University  Pueblo
(110601770) 
5:45 p.m.
A Hard(y) Integral.
William Dunham*, University of Pennsylvania
(110601175)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #15: Part A
How to run a successful math circle.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Amanda Katharine Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University
Paul Zeitz, University of San Francisco 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part A
Humanistic mathematics.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Eric Marland, Appalachian State University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Inequalities and Quantitative Approximation, I
Room 006B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Feng Dai, University of Alberta fdai@ualberta.ca
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of Central Florida

2:15 p.m.
Applications of Hermitian Ordering and Spectral Theory to Operator and Matrix Inequalities.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida
(1106472863) 
2:45 p.m.
Weighted Hardy and Rellich type inequalities on complete Riemannian manifolds.
Ismail Kombe*, Istanbul Commerce University
(1106581947) 
3:15 p.m.
From Discrete to Analytic Inequality.
Fred Halpern*, Dallas, Texas
(1106261604) 
3:45 p.m.
Quantitative Approximation by Fractional Generalized Discrete Singular Operators.
George Anastassiou, University of Memphis
Merve Kester*, University of Memphis
(11064155) 
4:15 p.m.
On the Modulus of the Grötzsch Ring.
Horst Alzer, Waldbröl, Germany
Kendall Richards*, Southwestern University
(1106331568) 
4:45 p.m.
A Sharp Inequality for Taylor Coefficients in Fock Spaces.
William E Gryc*, Muhlenberg College
Todd Kemp, University of California, San Diego
(110646337)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Mathematical Techniques for Signature Discovery
Room 217B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Emilie Hogan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Emilie.Hogan@pnnl.gov
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2:15 p.m.
A Mathematical View of Signature Discovery for Classification Systems.
Mark E. Oxley*, Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
(1106AE1465) 
2:45 p.m.
Mathematical Formulation of "Fuzzy" Problems for Signature Discovery.
Jennifer B. Webster*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Zoe N. Gastelum, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1106AE1226) 
3:15 p.m.
The Topology of Biological Swarms.
Lori Beth Ziegelmeier*, Macalester College
Chad Topaz, Macalester College
Tom Halverson, Macalester College
(1106AE2398) 
3:45 p.m.
Break. 
4:15 p.m.
IntraCategory Image Classification using Texture and Shape Features.
Elizabeth Jurrus*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P. Thomas Fletcher, University of Utah
Eleanor Wong, University of Utah
Andrew Stevens, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Yannun Sun, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael S Hughes, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1106AE2852) 
4:45 p.m.
Dictionary learning for automatic feature extraction in signature discovery.
Andrew Stevens*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1106AE2650) 
5:15 p.m.
The Application of Signature Models to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Research.
Nathaniel Beagley*, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
(1106AE1326)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Model Theory and Applications, II
Room 006A, Convention Center
Organizers:
David Marker, University of Illinois at Chicago marker@uic.edu
Sergei Starchenko, University of Notre Dame
Carol Wood, Wesleyan University

2:15 p.m.
Complicated strongly minimal sets from the $j$function.
James Freitag, University of California, Berkeley
Thomas Scanlon*, University of California, Berkeley
(1106031412) 
3:15 p.m.
The unimodularity conjecture in $DCF_0$.
Joel Nagloo*, Graduate Center, City University of New York
(1106031462) 
3:45 p.m.
Differential fields with free operators.
Omar León Sánchez*, McMaster University
(110603257) 
4:15 p.m.
Definable Metric Spaces and Definable Equivalence Relations.
Erik Walsberg*, UCLA
(110603934) 
4:45 p.m.
Geometric measures on definable sets in ominimal structures.
Jana Marikova*, Western Illinois University
Masahiro Shiota, Nagoya University
(1106031823) 
5:15 p.m.
Model theory of transseries.
Lou van den Dries*, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1106121070)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Operator Algebras and Their Applications: A Tribute to Richard V. Kadison, II
Room 001A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University r.doran@tcu.edu
Efton Park, Texas Christian University

2:15 p.m.
Topology of natural numbers and entropy of arithmetic functions.
Liming Ge*, Chinese Academy of Sciences/Univ of New Hamphsire
(110646790) 
2:45 p.m.
Operator algebras, operator spaces and categories of representations.
Nigel Higson*, Penn State University
(110646475) 
3:15 p.m.
Proper actions and coactions.
Magnus B Landstad*, NTNU, Norway
(1106461024) 
3:45 p.m.
Operatorvalued measures, dilations and frame theory.
David R. Larson*, Texas A&M University
Deguang Han, University of Central Florida
Bei Liu, Tianjin University of Technology
Rui Liu, Nankai University and Texas A&M University
(1106471301) 
4:15 p.m.
Projective multiresolution structures for direct limits of $C^{\ast}$algebras.
Judith A. Packer*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1106461143) 
4:45 p.m.
Towards a good cohomology theory for II$_1$ factors.
Sorin Popa*, UCLA
(1106461072) 
5:15 p.m.
Spectral triples for subshifts.
Antoine Julien, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Ian F. Putnam*, University of Victoria
(110647877) 
5:45 p.m.
Matricial bridges for "matrix algebras converge to the sphere".
Marc A Rieffel*, University of California, Berkeley
(110646323)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Partitions, qSeries, and Modular Forms, I
Room 003, Convention Center
Organizers:
Atul Dixit, Tulane University
Tim Huber, University of TexasPan American hubertj@utpa.edu
Amita Malik, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Ae Ja Yee, Pennsylvania State University

2:15 p.m.
A multidimensional extension of Sylvester's identity.
Krishnaswami Alladi*, University of Florida
(110611385) 
2:45 p.m.
Multiplicative properties of the number of $k$regular partitions.
Olivia Beckwith*, Emory University
Christine Bessenrodt, Leibniz University Hannover
(110611816) 
3:15 p.m.
Parity results for tcore partitions.
Amita Malik*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1106112807) 
3:45 p.m.
On some implications of 1907 Hurwitz formula.
Alexander Berkovich*, University of Florida
(1106111384) 
4:15 p.m.
Arithmetic Properties of Andrews' Singular Overpartitions.
James A Sellers*, Penn State University
(110611341) 
4:45 p.m.
A formula for the partition function that "counts".
Andrew V. Sills*, Georgia Southern University
Yuriy Choliy, Rutgers University
(110605552) 
5:15 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior of distinct parts partitions without sequences.
Karl Mahlburg*, Louisiana State University
(1106112816) 
5:45 p.m.
A Supercrank for $P(n,3)$ modulo Primes of the form $6j1$.
Brandt Kronholm*, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Felix Breuer, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Dennis Eichhorn, University of California, Irvine, California
(1106111748)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability and Applications, I
Room 001B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Rick Kenyon, Brown University
Russell Lyons, Indiana University, Bloomington rdlyons@indiana.edu

2:15 p.m.
Randomize to optimize: a brief excursion in the uses of randomness in numerical line algebra algorithms.
Ioana Dumitriu*, University of Washington
James Demmel, University of California, Berkeley
Olga Holtz, University of California, Berkeley
Grey Ballard, University of California, Berkeley
Chris Melgaard, University of California, Berkeley
(1106602640) 
3:15 p.m.
Areaone rectangulations.
Aaron Abrams, Washington and Lee University
Richard Kenyon*, Brown University
(110660718) 
4:15 p.m.
A threshold for reconstruction in stochastic block models.
Elchanan Mossel, University of Pennsylvania, and University of California, Berkeley
Joseph Neeman*, University of Texas, Austin
Allan Sly, University of California, Berkeley
(110660527) 
5:15 p.m.
Asymptotics of symmetric functions: applications to some integrable models.
Greta Panova*, University of Pennsylvania
(1106601004)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Discrete and Intuitive Geometry, II
Room 007C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Andras Bezdek, Auburn University bezdean@mail.auburn.edu
Ted Bisztriczky, University of Calgary
Wlodek Kuperberg, Auburn University

2:15 p.m.
Polygonal Complexes and Nets.
Egon Schulte*, Northeastern University
(1106521508) 
2:45 p.m.
Discrete Equidecomposability and Period Collapse.
Paxton M Turner*, Louisiana State University
Yuhuai Wu, University of New Brunswick
(110652647) 
3:15 p.m.
XRaying 3Dimensional Convex Bodies with Mirror Symmetry.
Ryan Gordon Trelford*, University of Calgary
(1106522755) 
3:45 p.m.
Lattice Embeddings of Planar Point Sets.
Michael Knopf*, University of California, Berkeley
Jesse Milzman, Georgetown University
Derek Smith, Lafayette College
Dantong Zhu, Lafayette College
Dara Zirlin, Mount Holyoke College
(1106511512) 
4:15 p.m.
A Number associated with a Hyperplane Arrangement in $R^d$ or a Graph.
Jim Lawrence*, George Mason University
(1106521563) 
4:45 p.m.
Extendability of Surface Triangulations.
Braxton Carrigan*, Southern Connecticut State University
(110652684) 
5:15 p.m.
DeletionInduced Triangulations.
Clifford Taylor*, University of Kentucky
Carl Lee, University of Kentucky
(1106521166) 
5:45 p.m.
Sporadic Reinhardt polygons.
Kevin G. Hare, University of Waterloo
Michael J. Mossinghoff*, Davidson College
(1106521639)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part A
Teaching college mathematics (for instructors new to teaching at the collegiate level and for instructors who prepare GTAs for their first teaching experience).
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Ann Humes, Michigan Technological University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Application of Reaction Diffusion Models, I
Room 004, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jerome Goddard II, Auburn University Montgomery jgoddard@aum.edu
Ratnasingham Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro

2:15 p.m.
Rotationally symmetric solutions for a semilinear LaplaceBeltrami equation on spheres.
Alfonso Castro*, Harvey Mudd College
Emily Fischer, Harvey Mudd College
(110635571) 
3:15 p.m.
Degenerate parabolic system and its approximate solutions.
Zhaosheng Feng*, University of TexasPan American
(1106352486) 
3:45 p.m.
A ReactionDiffusion Problem with Hysteresis.
Georg Hetzer*, Auburn University
(1106351333) 
4:15 p.m.
On Positive Solutions for a Class of Semipositone Problems with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
David G Costa*, University of Nevada Las Vegas
(1106341635) 
4:45 p.m.
Asymptotic Behavior for Neutral Functional PDEs with General Boundary Conditions.
M. N. Nkashama*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1106352728) 
5:15 p.m.
Bifurcation from infinity for reactiondiffusion equations subject to nonlinear boundary conditions.
Nsoki Mavinga*, Swarthmore College
Rosa Pardo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
(1106352725) 
5:45 p.m.
An infinite dimensional version of the Tube Theorem.
Robert Stephen Cantrell*, The University of Miami
Chris Cosner, The University of Miami
King Yeung Lam, The Ohio State University
(110635730)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Associative Rings and Algebras
Room 101A, Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Syzygies for the basisfree definition of quaternionic or Clifford polynomial ring.
Hongbo Li*, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Lei Huang, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yue Liu, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shoubin Yao, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ge Li, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Changpeng Shao, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(110616162) 
2:30 p.m.
The unit group of $\mathbb{F}_{q^{k}}(C_{n}\rtimes_{r} C_{q})$.
Neha Makhijani*, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India
Rajendra K Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India
(110616286) 
2:45 p.m.
QuasiHereditary Structures in Representation Theory.
Daiva Pucinskaite*, Florida Atlantic University
(1106162669) 
3:00 p.m.
Good Gradings of Generalized Incidence Algebras.
Kenneth L. Price*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(110616517) 
3:15 p.m.
Towards a classification of quantum Drinfeld Hecke algebras.
Christine M Uhl*, University of North Texas
(1106161915) 
3:30 p.m.
Covering Numbers of Finite Rings.
Nicholas J Werner*, The Ohio State UniversityNewark
(110616811) 
3:45 p.m.
Some Special Matrix Algebra Presentations.
Sam S. Mendelson*, George Mason University
Geir Agnarsson, George Mason University
(1106161195) 
4:00 p.m.
Finding the hereditary crossed product that contains a given weak crossed productwhen will it be weak?
Christopher James Wilson*, Butler University
(1106161867) 
4:15 p.m.
Representations of finite subgroups of $\mathrm{GL}_2(\mathbb{C})$ and universal deformation rings.
David C Meyer*, University of Iowa
(1106161939) 
4:30 p.m.
Lifts of modules over Brauer tree algebras.
Dan Wackwitz*, University of Iowa
(1106161948) 
4:45 p.m.
Universal Deformation Rings and Semidihedral 2groups.
Roberto C Soto*, The University of Iowa
(1106162021) 
5:00 p.m.
A generalization of Exchange rings.
Feroz Siddique*, Saint Louis University
(1106162636) 
5:15 p.m.
Primitive ideals and the variety of onedimensional representations of finite $W$algebras.
Jonathan S Brown*, SUNY Oneonta
(1106162329) 
5:30 p.m.
On an analogue of SchröderBernstein theorem.
Najmeh Dehghani*, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran/The Ohio State University, USA
Fatma Azmy Ebrahim, AlAzhar University, Egypt/ The Ohio State University, USA
S. Tariq Rizvi, The Ohio State University
(1106162002)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Best Practices for Teaching the Introductory Statistics Course, I
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College rpruim@calvin.edu
Scott Alberts, Truman State University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University

2:15 p.m.
Current thoughts on the introductory course for math and stat majors.
Beth L Chance*, Cal Poly  San Luis Obispo
Allan J Rossman, Cal Poly  San Luis Obispo
(1106A52270) 
2:35 p.m.
Teaching Statistics with Developmental Mathematics.
Mary R Parker*, Austin Community College
(1106A52485) 
2:55 p.m.
What do we know about best practices in teaching the introductory course?
Elizabeth Brondos Fry*, University of Minnesota
Joan B. Garfield, University of Minnesota
(1106A51129) 
3:15 p.m.
Students' Conceptual Understanding of Inference: Connections between RandomizationBased and Traditional Methods.
Catherine Case*, University of Florida
(1106A52424) 
3:35 p.m.
Addressing social scientists' misconceptions about hypothesis testing.
Chris Thron*, Texas A&M University  Central Texas
(1106A51606) 
3:55 p.m.
Helping Statistical Concepts "Click" with Students.
M. Leigh Lunsford*, Longwood University
(1106A52537) 
4:15 p.m.
What do students know about the mean and what do we expect that they know?
Samuel A. Cook*, Wheelock College
(1106A52532) 
4:35 p.m.
Teaching introductory statistics with candies and chopsticks.
Wei Wei*, Metropolitan State University
(1106A5227) 
4:55 p.m.
Design Projectbased Activities in Teaching Introductory Business Statistics.
Wenyi Lu*, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lina Wu, BMCC, CUNY
(1106A52029) 
5:15 p.m.
Histograms, Percentiles and Contrast Stretching.
Yevgeniy V. Galperin*, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1106A51959) 
5:35 p.m.
Using simulations, data pulled from websites, and student data sharing to enhance understanding of the Central Limit Theorem and to better understand what is meant by a confidence interval.
Rob Eby*, Blinn College  Bryan Campus
(1106A526) 
5:55 p.m.
Using simulation to teach inference about correlation and regression in introductory statistics courses.
Soma Roy*, California Polytechnic State University
Beth L Chance, California Polytechnic State University
Allan J Rossman, California Polytechnic State University
(1106A52810)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, II
Room 208, Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Some Results on TwoLifts of Graphs.
Carsten L Peterson*, Yale University
(1106052605) 
2:30 p.m.
A splitter theorem for internally $4$connected graphs.
Carolyn Chun*, Brunel University London
Dillon Mayhew, Victoria University of Wellington
James Oxley, Louisiana State University
(1106051332) 
2:45 p.m.
Maximal Partersets of Matrices Whose Graph is a Tree.
Curtis G Nelson*, University of Wyoming
Bryan L. Shader, University of Wyoming
(110605274) 
3:00 p.m.
Bounded Complete Embedding Graphs.
Jennifer K. Aust*, Auburn University
(1106052616) 
3:15 p.m.
Intersection graphs of oriented hypergraphs and their matrices.
Nathan Reff*, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
(1106052758) 
3:30 p.m.
Algebraic Characterizations of Hypergraph Colorings.
Michael Krul*, Emmanuel College
Lubos Thoma, University of Rhode Island
(1106051327) 
3:45 p.m.
On Certain Induced Subgraphs of Paley Graphs.
Risto Atanasov*, Western Carolina University
Mark Budden, Western Carolina University
Joshua Lambert, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Kyle Murphy, Western Carolina University
Andrew Penland, Texas A&M University
(1106052600) 
4:00 p.m.
On $22$ Graph Achievement Games.
Curtis Clark*, Morehouse College
(1106052400) 
4:15 p.m.
1Relaxed Modular EdgeSum Labeling.
Hang M Do*, Linfield College
Brent Moran, University of Colorado Denver
Timothy Singer, Linfield College
(1106052567) 
4:30 p.m.
Abundance of Graph Statistics.
Tom Kelly*, Princeton University
(1106052272) 
4:45 p.m.
Are All $2$connected Maximal NonHamiltonian Graphs Spanned by $\theta$ Graphs?
David Petrie Moulton*, San Francisco CA
(1106052356) 
5:00 p.m.
Excluding fouredge paths and their complements.
Peter Lawson Maceli*, Columbia University
Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Irena Penev, ENS Lyon
(110605378) 
5:15 p.m.
Upper bounds on the $k$forcing number of a graph.
David Amos*, Texas A&M University
Yair Caro, University of HaifaOranim
Randy Davila, Rice University
Ryan Pepper, University of Houston  Downtown
(110605724) 
5:30 p.m.
The Total Acquisition Number of the Randomly Weighted Path.
Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University
Elizabeth Kelley*, Harvey Mudd College
Emily Kurtz, Wellesley College
Yiguang Zhang, Johns Hopkins University
(110605779) 
5:45 p.m.
Enomoto and Ota's Conjecture Holds for Large Graphs.
Vincent Coll, Lehigh University
Alexander Halperin*, Salisbury University
Colton Magnant, Georgia Southern University
Pouria Salehi, Georgia Southern University
(110605988) 
6:00 p.m.
Integrally Closed Polytopes and an Application to Symmetric Magic Squares.
Robert Davis*, University of Kentucky
(1106051886)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, II
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert Lewand, Goucher College robert.lewand@goucher.edu
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University

2:15 p.m.
Recovering Additives from Superenciphered Code.
Chris Christensen*, Northern Kentucky University
(1106C188) 
2:35 p.m.
KRYPTOS: A Cryptanalysis Contest for Undergraduates.
Cheryl Beaver, Western Oregon University
Stuart Boersma*, Central Washington University
(1106C1292) 
2:55 p.m.
More than "Just Math": The Historical Side of Cryptology.
Kristi Meyer*, Wisconsin Lutheran College
(1106C12276) 
3:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Analysis of Substitution Ciphers.
Joshua E Hill*, University of California, Irvine
(1106C12104) 
3:35 p.m.
Cryptology By Discovery: Favorite InquiryBased Activities.
Tamara B Veenstra*, University of Redlands
(1106C1696) 
3:55 p.m.
Codes and Secret Messages: An Analytic Reasoning Course at Butler University.
Karen M Holmes*, Butler University
(1106C1566)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics Education, I
Room 212A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

2:15 p.m.
A Note on the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
JingZhong Zhang, The National Academy of Science, China
Zhaochi Zhang*, Journal of Studies in College Mathematics
Shangzhi Li, Beihang University
Zengxiang Tong, Otterbein University
(1106VD178) 
2:30 p.m.
Teachers' Beliefs about the Connected Nature of Mathematics.
Laura M. Singletary*, Lee University
(1106VD2692) 
2:45 p.m.
When Students Do Their Homework?
Ioannis Souldatos*, University of Detroit, Mercy
Mustafa Demir, University of Detroit, Mercy
(1106VD548) 
3:00 p.m.
Unraveling Big Ideas Associated with Difficulties in Connecting Representations.
Kyunghee Moon*, University of West Georgia
(1106VD1107) 
3:15 p.m.
Characterizing the Pedagogical Utility of a Secondary Teacher's Understanding of Angle Measure.
Michael A. Tallman*, Arizona State University
(1106VD1422) 
3:30 p.m.
Adapting Common Problem Types to Incorporate More Modeling.
Kevin Murphy*, St. Norbert College
(1106VD1572) 
3:45 p.m.
A Piece of the Third Generation of Calculus.
JingZhong Zhang, The National Academy of Science, China
Shangzhi Li*, Beihang University
Zengxiang Tong, Otterbein University
(1106VD177) 
4:00 p.m.
Teacher Change in the Context of a ProofCentered Professional Development: A Case Study of One Teacher's Proof Schemes.
Osvaldo Daniel Soto*, University of California San Diego
(1106VD2183) 
4:15 p.m.
A Gem of New Euclidean Geometry.
JingZhong Zhang, The National Academy of Science, China
Xucheng Peng*, Huazhong Normal University
Shangzhi Li, Beihang University
Zengxiang Tong, Otterbein University
(1106VD179) 
4:30 p.m.
Letter Number Substitution Problems for Mathematics Education Majors.
Diana S Cheng*, Towson University
Nicole Horner, Towson University
(1106VD76) 
4:45 p.m.
Louisiana Mathematics Masters in the Middle.
Kathleen D. Lopez*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Patricia W. Beaulieu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1106VD2680) 
5:00 p.m.
The Subspace Game.
Rebekah B Johnson Yates*, Houghton College
(1106VD1513)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Modeling or Applications, II
Room 213A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

2:15 p.m.
Optimal Pricing Plans for Auction Houses.
Sean F. Ellermeyer*, Kennesaw State University
Jesse A. Schwartz, Kennesaw State University
(1106VG1392) 
2:30 p.m.
Epidemic Modeling and Control.
Ellina Grigorieva*, Texas Woman's University
Evgenii Khailov, Moscow State University
(1106VG500) 
2:45 p.m.
The effect of assuming a constant population size in models for the spread of Wolbachia.
Tim Antonelli*, North Carolina State University
Michael A. Robert, University of New Mexico
Alun L. Lloyd, North Carolina State University
(1106VG2877) 
3:00 p.m.
Mathematical modeling of insulin therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Boniface Otieno Kwach*, Kibabii University College, Bungoma, Kenya
Naphtali Omolo Ongati, SMAS, JOOUST
Michael Oduor Okoya, SMAS, JOOUST
Amos E. O Otedo, Kisumu East District Hospital
(1106VG1543) 
3:15 p.m.
Effect of structural organization of the kidney medulla on oxygen transport: A mathematical model.
Brendan C. Fry*, Duke University
(1106VG1638) 
3:30 p.m.
Modeling of human airway swelling by continuum mechanics.
Kun Gou*, Michigan State University
Thomas J Pence, Michigan State University
(1106VG713) 
3:45 p.m.
Modeling fetal heart and brain activity during labor.
Aisha Najera Chesler*, Claremont Graduate University
Ami E Radunskaya, Pomona College
(1106VG1013) 
4:00 p.m.
Mathematical model of dynamic protein interactions regulating protein stability of tumor suppressors.
H. Wang*, Georgia Southern University
G. Peng, MD Anderson Cancer Center
(1106VG1233) 
4:15 p.m.
Surface Modeling of the left Ventricle of the heart.
Hashim AM Saber*, University of North Georgia
(1106VG2538) 
4:30 p.m.
On the practical identifiability of a mathematical model for the interactions of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in a wound.
Nitin A Krishna*, University of Chicago
Hannah M Pennington, Western Kentucky University
Richard C Schugart, Western Kentucky University
(1106VG2083) 
4:45 p.m.
Modeling Local Drainage within an Emulsion using the Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Method.
Andrew S. Brandon*, University of Maryland
Ramagopal Ananth, Naval Research Laboratory
(1106VG1324) 
5:00 p.m.
Disparities analysis in cervical cancer between White and African American/Black women using a longitudinal hyperbolastic mixedeffects model.
JeanJacques KengwoungKeumo*, Cameron University, Lawton, OK
(1106VG782) 
5:15 p.m.
An Agentbased Model of Drug Switching Incorporating Ethnographic Data.
Jacob F Norton*, North Carolina State University
Georgiy Bobashev, Research Triangle Institute, North Carolina State University
(1106VG2854) 
5:30 p.m.
Motion Tracking Simulations in Health Training.
Vahid Anvari*, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (SIAST)
(1106VG1926) 
5:45 p.m.
Parameterized Spatial Transformations for Block Match based Medical Image Registration.
Arturo Vargas*, Rice University
(1106VG2067)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology, II
Room 102A, Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
3D Mathematical Modeling and Simulations of Cell Mitosis by a Phase Field Approach.
Jia Zhao*, University of South Carolina
Qi Wang, University of South Carolina
(1106921127) 
2:30 p.m.
Applications of the Droop Cell Quota Model to Cancer Treatment.
Rebecca A Everett*, Arizona State University
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University
(1106921841) 
2:45 p.m.
Cancer Stem Cells in treating Glioblostoma Multiform Brain Cancer.
Patricia K McCarthy*, Loras College
Jeremy Burke, Vassar College
(1106921842) 
3:00 p.m.
Bifurcation approach to analysis of mathematical model of CRISPR hosts/virus population.
Faina Berezovskaya*, Howard University
Georgiy Karev, National Institute of Health Bethesda MD
(1106921486) 
3:15 p.m.
The Topological Microstructure of Murine Tumors.
David B Damiano, College of the Holy Cross
Melissa R McGuirl*, College of the Holy Cross
(1106921131) 
3:30 p.m.
A model of the impact of morphological choice on the Arizona Tiger Salamander.
Maeve L McCarthy*, Murray State University
Dorothy Wallace, Dartmouth College
(110692905) 
3:45 p.m.
Costs and Benefits of Lizard Thermoregulation Revisited: From Conceptual to Computational Models.
John G. Alford*, Sam Houston State University
William I. Lutterschmidt, Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University
(1106921555) 
4:00 p.m.
The CellCycle and Drug Resistance: A Spatial Mechanism.
James Greene*, University of Maryland and the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling
(1106922178) 
4:15 p.m.
Effects of drugs of abuse on HIV1 dynamics: a mathematical model.
Naveen K. Vaidya*, University of Missouri  Kansas City
(1106922321) 
4:30 p.m.
Break 
4:45 p.m.
The contradictory experimental results of CD200CD200R in cancer proliferation.
KangLing Liao*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
Avner Friedman, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
XueFeng Bai, Department of Pathology and Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University
(1106922043) 
5:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Estimating Residual Stresses in Arteries by an Inverse Spectral Technique.
Sunnie Joshi*, Temple University
(110692373) 
5:15 p.m.
Unsteady TwoPhase Flow in a Catheterized Artery with Atherosclerosis.
Ranadhir Roy*, University of Texas Pan American
(11069285) 
5:30 p.m.
SelfOrganizing Maps for Data Clustering in Acoustic Radiation Force Ultrasound Imaging of Cardiovascular Tissues.
Amanda J. Mangum*, Niagara University
Mansoor Haider, North Carolina State University
(1106001954) 
5:45 p.m.
Applications of Mathematical Modeling in Diagnosing Breast Cancer.
Kelsey Pearson, University of St Thomas
Naomi Latt*, University of St Thomas
(1106921860) 
6:00 p.m.
Diagnosing Breast Cancer with Symmetry of Signature Curves.
Anna Grim*, University of St. Thomas
(1106921973)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, I
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
R. Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster rpasteur@wooster.edu
John David, Virginia Military Institute

2:15 p.m.
Elvis Lives! Mathematical surprises inspired by Elvis, the Welsh corgi.
Stephen J Bacinski, Davenport University
Mark J Panaggio, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Timothy J Pennings*, Davenport University
(1106H5743) 
2:35 p.m.
Basketball Defensive Efficiency.
Jeffrey W Heath*, Centre College
Alexander L Cope, Centre College
(1106H52530) 
2:55 p.m.
Bringing Analytics to College and High School Football.
Ross A Kruse*, Davidson College
Tim Chartier, Davidson College
(1106H52410) 
3:15 p.m.
Davidson Basketball  by the numbers.
Tim Chartier*, Davidson College
(1106H51354) 
3:35 p.m.
The choking index: An analysis of performance under pressure on the PGA tour.
Sammi E. Smith*, Stetson University
William W Miles, Stetson University
(1106H51322) 
3:55 p.m.
The Effect of Wind on the Flights of Golf Balls and Baseballs.
Paul R. Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1106H5265) 
4:15 p.m.
Luck in Volleyball.
Tom Brown*, Eastern New Mexico University
Brian Pasko, Eastern New Mexico University
(1106H52596) 
4:35 p.m.
Predicting NCAA Lacrosse Games with Cohorts of Neural Networks.
Glenn Sidle*, North Carolina State University
John David, Virginia Military Institute
Hien Tran, North Carolina State University
(1106H5899) 
4:55 p.m.
The ExCub Factor.
E. Lee May, Jr.*, Salisbury University
Frank Van Santen, Northwestern University
(1106H51618) 
5:15 p.m.
A New Linear Formula to Predict a Team's Winning Percentage.
Stanley Rothman*, Quinnipiac University
(1106H5128) 
5:35 p.m.
Analysis of a Table Tennis Game: A Teaching Tool.
Reza D. Noubary*, Bloomsburg University
(1106H52531)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, II
Room 213B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

2:15 p.m.
Visualizing Partitions of Integers.
Margaret Kepner*, Washington, DC
(1106H11893) 
2:35 p.m.
Make Your Own Torus Knot  Crafty Constructions in Bead Crochet and Beyond.
Ellie Baker*, Freelance
Susan Goldstine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1106H12679) 
2:55 p.m.
Tiling the Beaded Torus.
Susan Goldstine*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Ellie Baker, Freelance
(1106H12798) 
3:15 p.m.
An Algorithm for Creating Artistic Random Fractal Patterns.
Douglas Dunham*, University of Minnesota, Duluth
John Shier, Apple Valley, Minnesota
(1106H11134) 
3:35 p.m.
The quaternion group as a symmetry group.
Vi Hart, Communications Design Group, SAP Labs
Henry Segerman*, Oklahoma State University
(1106H11162) 
3:55 p.m.
Visualizing Affine Regular, AreaPreserving Decompositions of Irregular 3D Pentagons and Nonagons.
Douglas G Burkholder*, LenoirRhyne University
(1106H11255) 
4:15 p.m.
Methods for Creating Mosaic Designs.
Reza Sarhangi*, Towson University, Towson, Maryland
(1106H11669) 
4:35 p.m.
Creative Uses of Basic Geometry to Construct Elegant Pattern Designs.
Elizabeth Whiteley*, Studio Artist
(1106H11979) 
4:55 p.m.
Halftoning images using solid convex and nonconvex dodecagons on a hexagonal tessellation.
David A. Reimann*, Albion College
(1106H12130) 
5:15 p.m.
Van Kampen Tessellations.
R. Daniel Hurwitz*, Skidmore College
(1106H12322) 
5:35 p.m.
Color, Texture, and Geometry.
Vincent J. Matsko*, Proof School
(1106H11826) 
5:55 p.m.
6th or 5th century before Christ: the start up of globalization, the beginning of a magic.
Rosanna Iembo*, University of Calabria, Italy
Irene Iaccarino, School of Music, Crotone, Italy
(1106H1808)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Operator Theory
Room 203A, Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Kernels of Composition Operators and Their Adjoints on the Bergman Space.
Brittney R. Miller*, Purdue University
(1106472116) 
2:30 p.m.
Some results in the study of multiplevalued composition operators.
Erin E. M. Rizzie*, Purdue University
(1106471739) 
2:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Composition Operators on Generalized Weighted Nevanlinna Class.
Waleed K. AlRawashdeh*, Montana Tech
(1106471389) 
3:00 p.m.
Numerical Ranges of Weighted Composition Operators.
Gajath Gunatillake*, American University of Sharjah
Mirjana Jovovic, University of Hawaii
Wayne Smith, University of Hawaii
(1106471539) 
3:15 p.m.
Representations of Pick functions in several variables.
R. TullyDoyle*, University of California, San Diego
(1106471590) 
3:30 p.m.
Equivalence and Exact Groupoids.
Scott M. LaLonde*, University of Texas at Tyler
(1106472723) 
3:45 p.m.
AFEmbeddings of Certain Graph $C^*$Algebras.
Christopher P Schafhauser*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1106471629) 
4:00 p.m.
Existence of the MatuiSato tracial Rokhlin property.
Michael Y Sun*, WWU Muenster
(1106471396) 
4:15 p.m.
New operatornumerical advances on Hammerstein equations.
Dan D. Pascali*, Courant Institute, New York University
(1106471810) 
4:30 p.m.
Nonzero Solutions to Operator Inclusions Involving Perturbed Maximal Monotone Operators.
Dhruba R. Adhikari*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(1106471417) 
4:45 p.m.
Examples of Scaledfree Operator Spaces.
William Benjamin Grilliette*, Texas State University
(1106472598) 
5:00 p.m.
Weighted shifts induced by Hamburger moment sequences.
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
Joo Young Jin, Kyungpook National University
Il Bong Jung, Kyungpook National University
Mi Ryeong Lee, Catholic University of Daegu
(1106471271) 
5:15 p.m.
Lovász Theta Type Norms and Operator Systems.
Carlos M. OrtizMarrero*, University of Houston
Vern I. Paulsen, University of Houston
(1106471044) 
5:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Symmetric normed ideals and symmetric norming functions with examples and motivation.
Adam S Orenstein*, University at Buffalo
(1106471371) 
5:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Generators of Quantum Markov Semigroups.
Matthew J. Ziemke*, University of South Carolina
George Androulakis, University of South Carolina
(1106471637)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Perspectives and Experiences on Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research, II
Room 210B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Aihua Li, Montclair State University lia@mail.montclair.edu
Thomas Hagedorn, College of New Jersey
Jan Rychtar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2:15 p.m.
All It Takes Is One.
Joe A. Stickles, Jr.*, Millikin University
(1106K149) 
2:35 p.m.
Cycling Undergraduate Students through Graph Theory Research.
Joe DeMaio*, Kennesaw State University
(1106K1234) 
2:55 p.m.
Implementing CURM Model in Mentoring Undergraduate Research.
Violeta Vasilevska*, Utah Valley University
(1106K12010) 
3:15 p.m.
A different way to begin.
Vesta Coufal*, Gonzaga U.
(1106K11708) 
3:35 p.m.
My Experience about How to Start the Undergraduate Research.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University
(1106K12264) 
3:55 p.m.
Ramanujan and the Icosahedron: A Research Experience with Many Faces.
Jordan Schettler*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1106K1241) 
4:15 p.m.
Kickstarting undergraduate research.
Laura Taalman*, MoMath / James Madison University
(1106K1494) 
4:35 p.m.
Mentoring an Undergraduate Research Project: A Mathematical Model of Glacier Retreat.
Irina Seceleanu*, Brigewater State University
(1106K1512) 
4:55 p.m.
Origami, Geometry and Undergraduate Research.
Shenglan Yuan*, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
(1106K12777) 
5:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A Data Mining Research Project and Its Benefits.
Mehdi Razzaghi*, Bloomsburg University
(1106K12762) 
5:35 p.m.
New Curvature Invariants: a Research Topic Suitable to Undergraduate Students.
Bogdan D. Suceava*, California State University, Fullerton
(1106K161) 
5:55 p.m.
Egalitarian research: How to have successful research experiences for students of all levels.
Jonathan Needleman*, Le Moyne College
(1106K1669)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Revitalizing Complex Analysis at the Undergraduate Level, II
Room 212B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Russell Howell, Westmont College howell@westmont.edu
Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College
Alan Noell, Oklahoma State University

2:15 p.m.
Flipping the Classroom and MathematicaBased Modules in Complex Analysis.
William M Kinney*, Bethel University
(1106L5439) 
2:35 p.m.
Microworlds with Maple for Investigating Complex Analysis.
William C Bauldry*, Appalachian State University
(1106L5465) 
2:55 p.m.
Complex Differentiation in Contexts.
Jeff Randell Knisley*, East Tennessee State University
(1106L52730) 
3:15 p.m.
The Bermuda Triangle and Geometric Visualization of Complex Path Integrals.
Ricardo L. Diaz*, University of Northern Colorado
(1106L52857) 
3:35 p.m.
Approaches to Cauchy's Theorem.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(1106L5709) 
3:55 p.m.
Discovering the GaussLucas Theorem.
Beth Schaubroeck*, U.S. Air Force Academy
Michael Brilleslyper, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1106L51210) 
4:15 p.m.
Revitalizing Complex Analysis: The Next Steps.
Russell W. Howell*, Westmont College
Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College
(1106L52845)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Technology, the Next Generation: Integrating Tablets into the Mathematics Classroom
Room 209, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kevin Charlwood, Washburn University kevin.charlwood@washburn.edu
Janet Sharp, Washburn University janet.sharp@washburn.edu

2:15 p.m.
Dynamic Representations as a Conceptual Foundation for Defending nonTraditional Procedures in a Subtraction Algorithm.
Janet Sharp*, Washburn University
(1106P11311) 
2:35 p.m.
Using iPads in Applied Abstract Algebra.
Cynthia J. Huffman*, Pittsburg State University
(1106P186) 
2:55 p.m.
iPad/laptop/Surface/smartphone: how do you choose?
Jacci White*, Saint Leo University
Scott White, St. Petersburg College
Brian Camp, Saint Leo University
(1106P1719) 
3:15 p.m.
WeBWorK CLASS: Using tablets to capture authentic student work for classroom discussion.
Gulden Karakok*, University of Northern Colorado
Aaron Wangberg, Winona State University
Nicole Engelke, West Virginia University
(1106P11755) 
3:35 p.m.
Incorporating iPads and Apple TVs in the classroom.
Daniel R Moseley*, Jacksonville University
(1106P12258) 
3:55 p.m.
Calculus and Mobile Apps: Mathematics Partnering with Computer Science to Provide Informal Learning Opportunities.
M. Reba*, Clemson University
A. Guest, Clemson University
M. Burr, Clemson University
R. Pargas, School of Computing, Clemson University
C. Williams, Clemson University
T. Khan, Clemson University
(1106P12357) 
4:15 p.m.
Mobile apps for teaching empirical probability.
Anders O.F. Hendrickson*, St. Norbert College
(1106P12732) 
4:35 p.m.
Online Workshops for Calculus Students using the Articulate Mobile Player App.
Elizabeth A Miller*, The Ohio State University
(1106P12849)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, II
Room 204A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jackie Dewar, Loyola Marymount University jdewar@lmu.edu
Thomas Banchoff, Brown University
Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Edwin Herman, University of WisconsinStephens Point

2:15 p.m.
Do we know how students view mathematics and how they study it?
Wes Maciejewski*, The University of British Columbia
(1106M12868) 
2:35 p.m.
Do students really know what a function is?
Tara C Davis*, Hawaii Pacific University
Georgianna L Martin, Hawaii Pacific University
(1106M1700) 
2:55 p.m.
FastTrack: Enhancing College Readiness in Mathematics.
Jennifer Kosiak*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Robert Allen, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Bob Hoar, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jim Sobota, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1106M11052) 
3:15 p.m.
Math Anxiety and Reading Strategies in Math Content Courses.
Joy L. Becker*, Wartburg College
Jennifer L. Pothast, Wartburg College
(1106M12167) 
3:35 p.m.
The dreaded word problem: What do students remember?
Tharanga M.K. Wijetunge*, Lyon College, Batesville, AR
Kirthi Premadasa, University of WisconsinBaraboo/Sauk County, WI
Kavita Bhatia, University of WisconsinMarshfield/Wood County
(1106M12284) 
3:55 p.m.
Believe it or Not! Challenging Prospective Teachers' Beliefs About Mathematics in a History of Mathematics Course.
Richard A. Edwards*, Michigan State University
(1106M1262) 
4:15 p.m.
The Effectiveness of Concept Questions in a Transition to Proof Course.
Matthew G Jones*, California State University, Dominguez Hills
(1106M1277) 
4:35 p.m.
Examining proficiency with operations on irrational numbers.
Sarah Hanusch*, Texas State University
Sonalee Bhattacharyya, Texas State University
(1106M1900) 
4:55 p.m.
Results from a College Readiness Math MOOC.
Bob Hoar*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jim Sobota, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jennifer Kosiak, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1106M11053) 
5:15 p.m.
Examining the Impact on Students of a Flipped Classroom with Multiple Instructors.
James S Rolf*, Yale University
Susie Kimport, Yale University
(1106M12939) 
5:35 p.m.
Emphasizing Mathematical Definitions in a College Algebra Course.
Jim Brandt, Southern Utah University
Jana Lunt*, Southern Utah University
Gretchen Rimmasch Meilstrup, Southern Utah University
(1106M11344)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Room 202A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Evelyn Lunasin, United States Naval Academy lunasin@usna.edu
Edriss S. Titi, University of California, Irvine titi@math.tamu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Mixing and transport by incompressible flows.
Anna L Mazzucato*, Penn State University
(110635665) 
2:45 p.m.
The twodimensional Boussinesq equations with fractional dissipation.
Jiahong Wu*, Oklahoma State University
(1106351132) 
3:15 p.m.
Regularity, blow up, and small scale creation in fluids.
Alexander Kiselev*, Rice University
(1106351340) 
3:45 p.m.
Well posedness for solutions to linear kinetic equations with rough force fields.
P. E. Jabin*, University of Maryland
(1106351383) 
4:15 p.m.
Wellposedness for an interface damped free boundary fluidstructure model.
M. Ignatova*, Princeton University
I. Kukavica, University of Southern California
I. Lasiecka, University of Memphis
A. Tuffaha, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
(1106351581) 
4:45 p.m.
Homogenization of the evolution Stokes equation in a perforated domain with a stochastic Fourier boundary condition.
Hakima Bessaih*, University of Wyoming
Yalchin Efendiev, TAMU and KAUST
Florin Maris, Numerical Porous Media SRI Center, KAUST
(1106351671) 
5:15 p.m.
Flow is karstic geometry.
Xiaoming Wang*, Florida State University
(110676824) 
5:45 p.m.
The exponentiallike moments of the Boltzmann equation without cutoff.
Ricardo Alonso, PUCRio, Brasil
Irene Gamba, University of Texas at Austin
Natasa Pavlovic*, University of Texas at Austin
Maja Taskovic, University of Texas at Austin
(1106351791)

2:15 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
Young Mathematicians' NetworkProject NExT Poster Session
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jonathan Needleman, Le Moyne College
Kimberly A, Roth, Juniata College 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in MathematicsMAA Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers Panel Discussion
Recommendations for the 21st century mathematical sciences major.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Carol Schumacher, Kenyon College
Panelists:
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Nicholas J. Horton, Amherst University
Organizers:
Elizabeth A. Burroughs, Montana State University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee for Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters Panel Discussion
What every student should know about the JMM.
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
Pamela Richardson, Westminster College
Panelists:
Frank Morgan, Williams College
Richard Neal, University of Oklahoma
George Yates, Youngstown College 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Association for Women in Mathematics Panel Discussion
Breaking the glass ceiling permanently.
Room 216A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York Graduate Center and New York City College of Technology
Kathryn Leonard, California State Channel Islands
Christina Sormani, City University of New York, Graduate Center and Lehman College
Moderators:
Christina Sormani, City University of New York, Graduate Center and Lehman College
Panelists:
Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon
Estela Gavosto, Kansas University
Susan Hermiller, University of Nebraska
Megan Kerr, Wellesley College
Joan Leitzel, University of New Hampshire
Jill Pipher, ICERM 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:30 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Topics in Algebra
Room 101B, Convention Center

2:30 p.m.
Characterization of self dual lattices in $\mathbb{R}, \mathbb{R}^2,$ and $\mathbb{R}^3$.
Comlan de Souza*, California State University Fresno
(1106061876) 
2:45 p.m.
Peckness of Edge Posets.
David Hemminger*, Duke University
Aaron Landesman, Harvard University
Zijian Yao, Brown University
(1106062152) 
3:00 p.m.
Omega Values of the Generators of Certain Primitive Numerical Monoids.
Jillian E Parker*, Sam Houston State University
Monica Elizabeth Gorman, University of Notre Dame
(1106062310) 
3:15 p.m.
Generalized splines and quotient rings.
McCleary Philbin*, Smith College
Lindsay Swift, Smith College
Alison Tammaro, Smith College
Julianna Tymoczko, Smith College
Danielle Williams, Smith College
Nealy Bowden, Smith College
(1106082588) 
3:30 p.m.
Mahler measures and irreducible polynomials.
DoYong Kwon*, Chonnam National University
(1106121713) 
3:45 p.m.
Invariants and Arrangements of Finite Complex Reflection Groups.
Nils Amend, RuhrUniversität Bochum
Angela Berardinelli*, University of North Texas
J. Matthew Douglass, University of North Texas
Gerhard Roehrle, RuhrUniversität Bochum
(110612966)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:55 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Humor and Teaching Mathematics, II
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Semra KilicBahi, ColbySawyer College skilicbahi@colbysawyer.edu
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Debra Borkovitz, Wheelock College

2:55 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Using Science Fiction and Impossible Situations in Mathematical Modeling.
Phong Le*, Niagara University
(1106E52630) 
3:15 p.m.
Engaging Students with Mathematical Humor: "The Simpsons," Comics and More.
Sarah J Greenwald*, Appalachian State University
(1106E5325) 
3:35 p.m.
Applied Humor in Undergraduate Calculus Courses.
Cesar MartinezGarza*, The Pennsylvania State University at Berks
(1106E52651) 
3:55 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A Mathematician's "aHa" Moment.
Guanshen Ren*, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Mn 55811
(1106E568) 
4:15 p.m.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Guy: Audience, Correctness, and Revision in a Proofs Course.
Erika L. Ward*, Jacksonville University
(1106E52315) 
4:35 p.m.
Teaching abstraction via wackadoodle scenarios.
sarahmarie belcastro, MathILy
Thomas C Hull*, Western New England University
(1106E52150) 
4:55 p.m.
Enhancing learning in a proof writing course.
Katarzyna Kowal*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1106E51474)

2:55 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAAAMSSIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture
From Voting Paradoxes to the Search for "Dark Matter".
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Donald G. Saari*, University of California, Irvine
(1106004) 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting
Room 216A, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAAAMS Panel Discussion
Career ladders for fulltime, nontenuretrack faculty.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Amy Cohen, Rutgers University
Judy Walker, University of Nebraska Lincoln
David Manderschied, The Ohio State University
Panelists:
David Manderschied, The Ohio State University
Sue Geller, Texas A&M University
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAAYMN Panel Discussion
Graduate school: Choosing one, getting in, staying in.
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
Nicholas A Scoville, Ursinus College
Kristine Roinestad, Georgetown College
Panelists:
Bill Velez, University of Arizona
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
Peter Howard, Texas A&M University
Brian Miceli, Trinity University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Logic
Room 101B, Convention Center

4:00 p.m.
Urysohn spaces over restricted distance sets.
Gabriel Conant*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1106031646) 
4:15 p.m.
An Introduction to SelfModifying InfiniteTime Turing Machines.
James T. Long III*, Lehigh University
Lee J. Stanley, Lehigh University
(1106031174) 
4:30 p.m.
Restricting the Turing degree spectra of structures.
Tyler John Markkanen*, Springfield College
(1106032355) 
4:45 p.m.
An Automorphism Basis in $\mathcal{L}^{\mathcal{\ast }}(V_{\infty })$.
Rumen D Dimitrov*, Western Illinois University
(1106032421) 
5:00 p.m.
A Characterization of Existence for a Class of Continuous Equivariant Maps to Subshifts of Finite Type.
Edward W. Krohne*, University of North Texas
Su Gao, University of North Texas
Steve Jackson, University of North Texas
Brandon Seward, University of Michigan
(1106031675) 
5:15 p.m.
Chain conditions, elementary amenability, and descriptive set theory.
Philip Wesolek, Institut de Recherche en Mathématiques et Physique (IRMP), Université catholique de Louvain
Jay Williams*, California Institute of Technology
(1106031391) 
5:30 p.m.
Locally Contractive Maps on Perfect Polish Ultrametric Spaces.
Francis George*, University of Scranton
(1106031409) 
5:45 p.m.
Hilbert logic and product logic.
James Kuodo Huang*, AIUC.ORG
(1106032911) 
6:00 p.m.
Quantifier Elimination for an Unstable Generic Structure.
Ali Valizadeh*, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Massoud Pourmahdian, Amirkabir Univ. of Tech. & Inst. for Research in Fundamental Sciences(IPM)
(1106032227)

4:00 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Section Officers
Lone Star Ballroom, Salons AB, Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Chairs:
Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Reception for Undergraduate Students
Bridge Hall, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part A
A dynamical systems approach to the differential equations course.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Paul Blanchard, Boston University 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part A
Introducing matroids to undergraduates.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Jenny McNulty, University of Montana
Gary Gordon, Lafayette College 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #13: Part A
WeBWorK: An open source alternative for generating and delivering online homework problems.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Paul Pearson, Hope College
Geoff Goehle, Western Carolina University
Peter Staab, Fitchburg College 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 5:00 p.m.7:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Guest Lectures and Reception
Room 214C, Convention Center

5:00 p.m.
Mathematical problems in the "shoebox collection" of the Paul A.M. Dirac papers at Florida State University: Piecing together parts of the puzzle.
Kathy Clark*, Florida State University
(110601525) 
6:00 p.m.
Reception 
6:30 p.m.
Letters from the master: My correspondence with Paul Erdős.
Carl Pomerance*, Dartmouth College
(1106011064)

5:00 p.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Discussion
Managing your own course.
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ralucca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School
Timothy Goldberg, LenoirRhyne University
Gwyneth R Whieldon, Hood College 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
Texas Ballroom Salons DE, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
SIGMAA QL Business Meeting
Room 213A, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 6:20 p.m.7:40 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Film Presentation
Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Primes Conjecture.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts Business Meeting
Room 213B, Convention Center 
Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Graphs, vectors, and matrices.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Daniel A. Spielman*, Yale University
(11061520)
Sunday January 11, 2015

Sunday January 11, 2015, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
East Registration, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 7:30 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Email Center
East Registration, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 7:45 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis and Computer Science
Room 101A, Convention Center

7:45 a.m.
Piecewise Polynomial Approximations to the Standard Normal Cumulative Distribution Function.
Edward W. Swim*, Sam Houston State University
Stephen M. Scariano, Sam Houston State University
(1106652135) 
8:00 a.m.
Adaptive Algorithms for Computing Expectations and Integrals.
Fred J. Hickernell*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1106652099) 
8:15 a.m.
Convergent Finite Difference Methods for Fully Nonlinear Second Order Partial Differential Equations.
Xiaobing Feng, The University of Tennessee
ChiuYen Kao, Claremont McKenna College
Thomas Lewis*, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(110665110) 
8:30 a.m.
Weak Galerkin Mixed Finite Element Method for Linear Elasticity Problems.
Yujie Zhang*, Oklahoma State University
(110665186) 
8:45 a.m.
Inverse Scattering Approach on Tomography Problem Using Multifrequency Problem.
Ying Li*, Saint Francis University
(110665472) 
9:00 a.m.
Solving of fractional order differential equations by using hybrid function.
Somayeh Mashayekhi*, Mississippi State University
(110665704) 
9:15 a.m.
Source separation of undersampled composite signals via the Dantzig selector.
Ashley A. Prater*, Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome NY
(1106651397) 
9:30 a.m.
A timesplitting scheme for fully compressible atmospheric models.
Andrei Bourchtein*, Pelotas State University, Brazil
Ludmila Bourchtein, Pelotas State University, Brazil
(1106651537) 
9:45 a.m.
An adaptive method for the fast numerical solution for the radiative transport equation.
Joseph Eichholz*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1106652065) 
10:00 a.m.
One Type of Efficient and LongTime Accurate ThirdOrder Method for the StokesDarcy System.
Wenbin Chen, Fudan University
Max Gunzburger, Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University
Dong Sun*, Florida State University
Xiaoming Wang, Florida State University
(1106652189) 
10:15 a.m.
Applications and mathematical challenges of digital image mosaicking.
Hanna M Kristensen*, Pepperdine University
Erika Ordog, Pepperdine University
(1106652632) 
10:30 a.m.
Nonpartitioned Recognition Algorithm for 2tree Probe Interval Graphs.
Matthew Nabity*, Western Oregon University
David Avery, Western Oregon University
(1106652341) 
10:45 a.m.
Algebraic algorithms for hard combinatorial problems: Graph coloring.
Hannah Alpert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jesús A. De Loera, University of California, Davis
Susan Margulies, United States Naval Academy
Michael Pernpeintner, TU Munich
Eric Riedl, Harvard University
David Rolnick*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gwen Spencer, Dartmouth College
Despina Stasi, Pennsylvania State University
Jonathan Swenson, University of Washington
(1106682919) 
11:00 a.m.
Security in the SemiQuantum Setting.
Walter O Krawec*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(110668322) 
11:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Analysis of Interference and Scheduling for a Robust Channel Assignment Method in Cognitive Radio Networks.
Amalya Mihnea*, Florida Atlantic University
Mihaela Cardei, Florida Atlantic University
(110668261) 
11:30 a.m.
High dimensional learning rather than computing in quantum chemistry.
Matthew Hirn*, Ecole normale superieure
Stephane Mallat, Ecole normale superieure
Nicolas Poilvert, Pennsylvania State University
(1106682232) 
11:45 a.m.
From Start to Finish: Linux Clusters for Applied Mathematics.
Ryan Poffenbarger*, Virginia Military Institute
Christopher Siebert, Virginia Military Institute
(1106681802)

7:45 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Accelerated Advances in Multiobjective Optimal Control Problems and Mathematical Programming Based on Generalized Invexity Frameworks, II
Room 008B, Convention Center
Organizers:
N. J. Huang, Sichuan University
R. N. Mohapatra, University of Central Florida
Ram Verma, Texas State University verma99@msn.com
Alexander Zaslavski, Israel Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Higher Order Parametric Optimality Conditions for Discrete Minmax Fractional Programming.
Ram U. Verma*, Texas State University
(110690191) 
8:30 a.m.
Global Solutions to Optimal Automatic Control Systems.
Reza R Ahangar*, Texas A & M University Kingsville
(110693354) 
9:00 a.m.
Dynamic stringaveraging projection methods for convex feasibility problems in the presence of computational errors.
Alexander Zaslavski*, Israel Institute of Technology
(110649324) 
9:30 a.m.
Frontiers of Bernstien type Inequalities for Polynomials and Rational Functions.
Wali Muhammad Shah*, Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Mathematical Sciences,Kashmir,J&K ,India
(110630483) 
10:00 a.m.
Variational Inclusions and Algorithms in Uniformly Convex Smooth Banach Spaces.
Nabin Kumar Sahu*, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar
(110646204) 
10:30 a.m.
On Some Inequalities Concerning the Polar Derivative of a Polynomial.
Abdul Liman Wani*, National Institute of Technology,Srinagar
(110630484) 
11:00 a.m.
Equilibrium Problems, multivalued, variationallike inequalities.
Nihar Kumar Mahato*, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Manufacturing
(110646209)

8:00 a.m.

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

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

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Beyond FirstOrder Model Theory, II
Room 006A, Convention Center
Organizers:
John T. Baldwin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Xavier Caicedo, Universidad de los Andes
Rami Grossberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Jose Iovino, University of Texas at San Antonio jose.Iovino@utsa.edu
Boris Zilber, Oxford University

8:00 a.m.
Definability and Independence in Randomizations.
H. Jerome Keisler*, University of Wisconsin
(110603780) 
8:30 a.m.
The Hanf number for amalgamation property.
Alexei S Kolesnikov*, Towson University
Christopher LambieHanson, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(1106031446) 
9:00 a.m.
Scott processes.
Paul B. Larson*, Miami University
(1106031187) 
9:30 a.m.
Seeking dividing lines for classes of atomic models.
Michael C. Laskowski*, University of Maryland
(1106031741) 
10:00 a.m.
A basic dividing line: Are there arbitrarily large models?
John T. Baldwin*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1106031749) 
10:30 a.m.
Toward A Categorical Model Theory.
Michael J Lieberman*, Masaryk University
(110603417) 
11:00 a.m.
The model theory of firstorder logic with dependent sorts.
Michael Makkai*, McGill University
(1106031469) 
11:30 a.m.
Saturation of ultrapowers and Keisler's order.
M Malliaris*, University of Chicago
(1106031946)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Classification Problems in Operator Algebras, I
Room 001A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Arnaud Brothier, Vanderbilt University
Ionut Chifan, The University of Iowa
Darren Creutz, Vanderbilt University
Remus Nicoara, University of Tennessee
David Penneys, University of California, Los Angeles dpenneys@math.toronto.edu

8:00 a.m.
The complexity of classification problems in operator algebras.
Martino Lupini*, York University
(1106461762) 
8:30 a.m.
SegalBargmann Analysis in Deformed Gaussian Algebras.
Natasha Blitvić*, Indiana University
Todd Kemp, UC San Diego
(1106462016) 
9:00 a.m.
Partial classification of the BaumslagSolitar group von Neumann algebras.
Niels Meesschaert*, KU Leuven
Stefaan Vaes, KU Leuven
(110647463) 
9:30 a.m.
Free monotone transport without a trace.
Brent Nelson*, UCLA
(1106462018) 
10:00 a.m.
Hereditary C*Subalgebra Lattices.
Tristan M Bice*, Federal University of Bahia
Charles A Akemann, University of California, Santa Barbara
(110606206) 
10:30 a.m.
$\mathrm{C}^*$algebras associated to minimal dynamical systems.
Karen R. Strung*, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
(1106462235) 
11:00 a.m.
Some recent results related to the TomsWinter conjecture.
George A. Elliott*, University of Toronto
Zhuang Niu, University of Wyoming
Luis Santiago, University of Aberdeen
Aaron Tikuisis, University of Aberdeen
Wilhelm Winter, University of Muenster
(1106461977)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Cluster Algebras (a Mathematics Research Communities session), I
Room 007A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew T. Carroll, DePaul University mrcclusters@gmail.com
Ian T. Le, University of Chicago
Greg Muller, University of Michigan

8:00 a.m.
Picture groups and Cluster theory.
Kiyoshi Igusa, Brandeis University
Kent Orr, Indiana University
Gordana Todorov*, Northeastern University
Jerzy Weyman, University of Connecticut
(1106132372) 
9:00 a.m.
Initialseed recursions and dualities for $\bf d$vectors.
Nathan Reading, NCSU
Salvatore Stella*, NCSU
(1106052443) 
9:30 a.m.
BottSamelson varieties, subword complexes and associahedra.
Laura Escobar*, Cornell University
(1106142727) 
10:00 a.m.
Linear independence of generic functions in cluster algebras coming from surfaces.
Daniel LabardiniFragoso*, Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
(1106162461) 
10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic triangulations and Coxeter transformations of the annulus.
Hannah Vogel*, University of Graz
(1106082224) 
11:00 a.m.
Clusters for quantum Richardson varieties.
Milen Yakimov*, Louisiana State University
Tom Lenagan, University of Edinburgh
(1106221666)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computing Intensive Modeling in Mathematical and Computational Biology, I
Room 006B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy D Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University

8:00 a.m.
Identification of parameters in mathematical biology.
R. R. Poteau*, Florida Institute of Technology
U. G. Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
(1106492699) 
8:30 a.m.
Approaches in parameter and model selection for the study of cholera.
Elsa Schaefer*, Marymount University
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
K. Renee Fister, Murray State University
Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Marina Romadan, Marymount University
(1106921341) 
9:00 a.m.
Constructing Stable Stochastic Gene Regulatory Networks via Genetic Algorithms.
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Timothy Comar, Benedictine University
Daniel Hrozencik*, Chicago State University
(110692973) 
9:30 a.m.
Optimal Control Methods for Stochastic Gene Regulatory Networks.
David Murrugarra*, University of Kentucky
(1106921076) 
10:00 a.m.
An Optimization Model that Links Masting to Seed Herbivory.
Glenn Ledder*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106921918) 
10:30 a.m.
Modeling and Analysis of Disturbance Specialist Plants.
Eric A Eager*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(110692280) 
11:00 a.m.
Optimal cycle length for a managed forest.
Michael Kelley*, Appalachian State University
Bill Bauldry, Appalachian State University
Eric Marland, Appalachian State University
(110692565) 
11:30 a.m.
Model Selection for Integrated Pest Management with Stochasticity.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University
(1106921782)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Enumerative Combinatorics, II
Room 008A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian K. Miceli, Trinity University
Jay Pantone, University of Florida jaypantone@ufl.edu
Vince Vatter, University of Florida

8:00 a.m.
Parking functions with undesirable spaces.
Andrew T. Wilson*, University of California, San Diego
(110605850) 
8:30 a.m.
A new record in 1324avoiding permutations.
Miklos Bona*, University of Florida
(110605969) 
9:00 a.m.
Simple Frame Patterns in Words.
Janine LoBue Tiefenbruck*, University of California, San Diego
Jeffrey B. Remmel, University of California, San Diego
(110605983) 
9:30 a.m.
Counting on Cells in Cellular Automata.
Neil J. A. Sloane*, OEIS Foundation and Rutgers University
(110605251) 
10:00 a.m.
Increasing Forests in Graphs and Simplicial Complexes.
Art M Duval, University of Texas at El Paso
Joshua Hallam*, Michigan State University
Jeremy L Martin, University of Kansas
Bruce E Sagan, Michigan State University
(110605600) 
10:30 a.m.
Patternavoiding ascent sequences.
Lara Pudwell*, Valparaiso University
(110605891) 
11:00 a.m.
\textsf{Struct}: An algorithm for guessing the structure and enumeration of permutation sets.
Michael Albert, University of Otago
Anders Claesson, University of Strathclyde
Bjarki Gudmundsson, Reykjavik University
Henning Ulfarsson*, Reykjavik University
(110605982) 
11:30 a.m.
Counting permutations with even valleys and odd peaks.
Ira M. Gessel*, Brandeis University
Yan Zhuang, Brandeis University
(110605622)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Groups, Algorithms, and Cryptography, II
Room 002, Convention Center
Organizers:
Bren Cavallo, City University of New York Graduate Center
Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York Graduate Center and New York City College of Technology dkahrobaei@gc.cuny.edu

8:00 a.m.
Ideal lattice problems and applications to cryptography.
JeanFrancois Biasse*, University of Waterloo
(1106061173) 
8:30 a.m.
Conjugacy languages in groups.
Laura Ciobanu, University of Neuchâtel
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Derek Holt, University of Warwick
Sarah Rees, University of Newcastle
(1106201573) 
9:00 a.m.
On the rationality of the conjugacy growth series in hyperbolic groups.
Laura Ciobanu*, University of Neuchâtel
Yago Antolín, Vanderbilt University
Susan Hermiller, University of Nebraska
Derek Holt, Warwick University
Sarah Rees, University of Newcastle, UK
(1106201147) 
9:30 a.m.
The proper geometric dimension of Coxeter groups.
Conchita MartinezPerez*, Universidad de Zaragoza
(1106201616) 
10:00 a.m.
A geometric approach to the conjugacy search problem: the conjugacy length function.
Andrew Sale*, Vanderbilt University
(1106201570) 
10:30 a.m.
The decidability of flow equivalence for shifts of finite type and stable isomorphism for Cuntz Krieger $C^*$algebras.
Benjamin Steinberg*, City College of New York
Mike Boyle, University of Maryland
(110620560) 
11:00 a.m.
DecoyBased Secure Delegation of Computation, With Application to RSA.
Bren Cavallo*, City University of New York Graduate Center
Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York Graduate Center and New York City College of Technology
Vladimir Shpilrain, CUNY Graduate Center and the City College of New York
(1106681641) 
11:30 a.m.
Centralizers of centralizers of parabolic subgroups of braid groups and its application to the conjugacy problem.
David Garber*, Faculty of Science, Holon Institute of Technology
Arkadius Kalka, BarIlan University
Eran Liberman, BarIlan University
Mina Teicher, BarIlan University
(1106202401)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Schilling Kinematic Models at the Smithsonian.
Amy ShellGellasch*, Montgomery College
(110601164) 
8:30 a.m.
F.R. Moulton and his plans for a new lunar theory.
Craig Alan Stephenson*, Madrid, Spain
(110601343) 
9:00 a.m.
Mathematical Abstraction from Ancient Greece to the Stone Age.
Alma Steingart*, Society of Fellows, Harvard University
(1106012420) 
9:30 a.m.
The Stratification of the American Mathematical Community: The MAA and the AMS, 19151925.
Karen V. H. Parshall*, University of Virginia
(110601721) 
10:00 a.m.
"Constructing a Mathematical Laboratory": An Early History of Computer Algebra Systems.
Stephanie A Dick*, Harvard University
(1106011459) 
10:30 a.m.
Recent Trends in the History of American Mathematics: Rethinking Politics.
Della Dumbaugh*, University of Richmond
(1106011234) 
11:00 a.m.
Recent Trends in the History of American Mathematics  A Digital Divide?
Peggy Aldrich Kidwell*, Smithsonian Institution
(110601329) 
11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion on Recent Trends in the History of American Mathematics.

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems, I
Room 006C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Peter Muller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Kaitlyn Voccola, Colorado State University voccola@math.colostate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Synthetic Aperture Correlation Imaging.
Kaitlyn Voccola*, Colorado State University
(1106781005) 
8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Reconstructing a function from its conical Radon transform.
Rim GouiaZarrad*, American University of Sharjah, UAE
(1106422228) 
9:00 a.m.
Pulmonary imaging using Electrical Impedance Tomography with a Direct Dbar Admittivity Method.
Sarah Jane Hamilton*, Marquette University
(110665860) 
9:30 a.m.
Inverse Free Boundary Problems for the Parabolic PDEs.
Ugur G. Abdulla*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1106492197) 
10:00 a.m.
Statistical Analysis of Shear Wave Speed Recovery Using the Direct Algorithm and the Arrival Time Algorithm.
Jessica L. Jones*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Joyce R. McLaughlin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Daniel Renzi, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
(1106601022) 
10:30 a.m.
Application of generalized local regularization to an inverse problem in option pricing.
Xiaoyue Luo*, Linfield College
(110665699) 
11:00 a.m.
Age classification of human electromagnetic scattering at ultra high frequency.
Analee M Miranda*, Air Force Research Laboratory
Stephanie R Keith, Air Force Institute of Technology
Grant Erdmann, Air Force Research Laboratory
Loria Wang, Macauley Brown
(110635896) 
11:30 a.m.
Classification of Schrödinger operators in terms of a canonical system.
Injo Hur*, University of Oklahoma
(1106471654)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Mathematics and Voting Theory
Room 217B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael Jones, AMS Mathematical Reviews maj@ams.org
Tommy Ratliff, Wheaton College
Russel Caflisch, UCLA

8:00 a.m.
A Borda Count for Partially Ordered Ballots.
John Cullinan*, Bard College
Sam Hsiao, Bard College
(1106AD376) 
8:30 a.m.
Finding Geometric Answers to Voting Problems.
Tomas J. McIntee*, University of CaliforniaIrvine
Don Saari, University of CaliforniaIrvine
(1106AD2185) 
9:00 a.m.
Some Uses of Polytopes and Hyperplane Arrangements in Voting Theory.
Catherine Stenson*, Juniata College
(1106AD1130) 
9:30 a.m.
Basic Algebra of Voting.
Michael E. Orrison*, Harvey Mudd College
(1106AD2200) 
10:00 a.m.
Consensus and Disagreements in the Axelrod Model for the Dissemination of Culture.
Nicolas Lanchier*, Arizona State University
(1106AD374)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Partitions, qSeries, and Modular Forms, II
Room 003, Convention Center
Organizers:
Atul Dixit, Tulane University
Tim Huber, University of TexasPan American hubertj@utpa.edu
Amita Malik, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Ae Ja Yee, Pennsylvania State University

8:00 a.m.
Holomorphic Projection and Mock Modular Forms.
Michael H. Mertens*, Emory University
(110611852) 
8:30 a.m.
Weierstrass points on Drinfeld modular curves.
Christelle Vincent*, Stanford University
(1106112392) 
9:00 a.m.
Congruences and relations for the Fishburn numbers.
Frank Garvan*, University of Florida
(1106111464) 
9:30 a.m.
Congruences for Fishburn numbers modulo prime powers.
Armin Straub*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1106111220) 
10:00 a.m.
On the distributions of rank type functions.
Byungchan Kim*, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
(1106111283) 
10:30 a.m.
cubic modular equations in two variables.
Daniel P Schultz*, Penn State University
(110633734) 
11:00 a.m.
The RogersRamanujan continued fraction and its level $13$ analogue.
Shaun Cooper, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Dongxi Ye*, University of WisconsinMadison, USA
(110611296) 
11:30 a.m.
Congruences for the Number of Smallest Parts in Partitions.
Chris JenningsShaffer*, University of Florida
(110611448)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability and Applications, II
Room 001B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Rick Kenyon, Brown University
Russell Lyons, Indiana University, Bloomington rdlyons@indiana.edu

8:00 a.m.
Convergence and learning in majority dynamics on infinite graphs.
Omer Tamuz*, MIT
(110660190) 
9:00 a.m.
Zeroes of Random Tropical Polynomials, Random Polytopes and Stickbreaking.
Francois Baccelli, University of Texas, Austin
Ngoc Mai Tran*, University of Texas, Austin
(110660836) 
10:00 a.m.
Permutations and Spin Systems.
Shahrzad Haddadan, Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College
Peter Winkler*, Dartmouth College
(1106601858) 
11:00 a.m.
Intersections of SLE paths.
Hao Wu*, MIT
Jason Miller, MIT
(11066065)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Information and Fusion Categories (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), I
Room 007C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory mrcquantum@gmail.com
Henry J. Tucker, University of Southern California
Amanda Young, University of California, Davis

8:00 a.m.
On the classification of rank 4 fusion categories.
Ryan Johnson, Grace College
Siu Hung Ng, Louisiana State University
David Penneys, University of California, Los Angeles
Jolie Roat*, Iowa State University
Matthew Titsworth, University of Texas at Dallas
Henry Tucker, University of Southern California
(1106182111) 
8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: An invariant that distinguishes TambaraYamagami categories.
Ryan Timothy Johnson*, Grace College and Theological Seminary
(1106182465) 
9:00 a.m.
On strictly weakly integral modular categories of rank 8 and 9.
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
César Galindo, Universidad de los Andes
SeungMoon Hong, University of Toledo
Julia Yael Plavnik*, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Eric C. Rowell, Texas A&M University
Michael Sun, WWU Münster
(1106182068) 
9:30 a.m.
On integral modular categories of FrobeniusPerron dimension $pq^n$.
Jingcheng Dong*, College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Henry Tucker, University of Southern California
(1106812153) 
10:00 a.m.
Representations of the loop braid group $LB_3$.
Paul Bruillard, Texas A&M University
Liang Chang*, Texas A&M University
Cesar Galindo, Universidad de los Andes
SeungMoon Hong, University of Toledo
Ian Marshall, University of New Hampshire
Julia Plavnik, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Eric Rowell, Texas A&M University
Michael Sun, University of Oregon
(1106161974) 
10:30 a.m.
Universal Quantum Computation with Metaplectic Anyons.
Xingshan Cui*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Zhenghan Wang, Microsoft Research, Station Q University of California Santa Barbara
(110681799) 
11:00 a.m.
Patterns of manybody entanglement and tensor category theory.
XiaoGang Wen*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1106182090)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in the Analysis and Applications of Modern Splitting Methods, I
Room 004, Convention Center
Organizers:
Abdul Q. M. Khaliq, Middle Tennessee State University
Qin Sheng, Baylor University Qin_Sheng@baylor.edu
Bruce Wade, University of WisconsinMilwaukee

8:00 a.m.
An Exploration of the Exponential Splitting.
Josh Padgett*, Baylor University: Department of Mathematics and CASPER
Qin Sheng, Baylor University: Department of Mathematics and CASPER
(1106651302) 
8:30 a.m.
A Real Rational Poles Exponential Time Differencing Scheme for Nonlinear AdvectionDiffusionReaction Systems.
Emmanuel AsanteAsamini*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Abdul Q.M. Khaliq, Middle Tennessee State University
Bruce A. Wade, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(110665492) 
9:00 a.m.
Patching strategy for secondorder twopoint singularly perturbed boundary value problems.
A. M. S. Sayfy*, American University of Sharjah, UAE
S. A. Khoury, American University of Sharjah, UAE
(110665355) 
9:30 a.m.
Efficient twostep hybrid mixed finite element methods.
JaEun Ku*, Oklahoma State University
(110665313) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalized FDTD method for solving Schrodinger equations and open dissipative GrossPitaevskii equations.
Weizhong Dai*, Louisiana Tech University
(110665194) 
10:30 a.m.
Reentrant neural circuits for actively controlled operator splitting.
Andrew T Sornborger*, University of California, Davis
Louis Tao, Peking University
(1106922072) 
11:00 a.m.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: A Numerical Modeling and Simulation Study of Airplane Crash and Water Landing.
Goong Chen, Texas A&M University
Cong Gu*, Texas A&M University
(1106761037) 
11:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Waves Arising from Modeling of Graphene and Polyimide Structures.
Dongming Wei*, Nazarbayev University
(1106652211)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Activities, Demonstrations, and Projects that Enhance the Study of Undergraduate Geometry, I
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State University smabrouk@framingham.edu

8:00 a.m.
Napoleon's Problem.
Pat Touhey*, Misericordia University
(1106A11839) 
8:20 a.m.
Geometric constructions through paper folding.
Ewelina S. McBroom*, Southeast Missouri State University
(1106A1101) 
8:40 a.m.
Locus problems and analytic geometry.
Peiyi Zhao*, St. Cloud State University
(1106A12156) 
9:00 a.m.
Compass and Ruler Constructions Revisited.
Marian F Anton*, Central Connecticut State University
(1106A12244) 
9:20 a.m.
Trisections in the Undergraduate Geometry Classroom.
Teresa E. Moore*, Ithaca College
L. Christine Kinsey, Canisius College
(1106A12419) 
9:40 a.m.
Using a Dynamic Software Program to Develop Geometrical Theorems.
Laura M. Singletary*, Lee University
(1106A12690) 
10:00 a.m.
Completing SET: Using the card game SET to demonstrate how to extend finite affine geometry to finite projective geometry.
Douglas G Burkholder*, LenoirRhyne University
(1106A11254)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry
Room 203A, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Surfaces of general type with $K^2 = 2\chi 1$.
Caryn Werner*, Allegheny College
(1106141154) 
8:15 a.m.
Lifting Galois covers to characteristic zero with nonArchimedean analytic geometry.
Turchetti Daniele*, Université de Versailles / IMJPRG
(110614593) 
8:30 a.m.
Quiver Hecke algebras and filtered quiver representations.
Mee Seong Im*, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
(1106141442) 
8:45 a.m.
An iterated residue perspective on stable Grothendieck polynomials.
Justin Allman*, Wake Forest University
Richard Rimanyi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(110614682) 
9:00 a.m.
Descent of line bundles to the GIT quotients $(G/B \times G/B \times G/B)//G$.
Nathaniel Bushek*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(1106141983) 
9:15 a.m.
A method for computing Segre classes in arbitrary projective schemes.
Corey S Harris*, Florida State University
(1106142328) 
9:30 a.m.
A generalization of Young diagrams.
Ellen J Goldstein*, Boston College
(110614510) 
9:45 a.m.
Okounkov Bodies of Borel Orbit Closures.
Jason A. Miller*, The Ohio State University
(1106142731) 
10:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Motives of noncommutative tori.
Yunyi Shen*, Florida State University
(1106142778) 
10:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: HRepresentation of the Kimura3 Polytope.
Marie Kelly Mauhar*, LenoirRhyne University
(1106142252) 
10:30 a.m.
Homogeneity of order $m$ and Completeness in $K[x_1,\cdots,x_n]$.
Rostam Sabeti*, Olivet College
(1106141440) 
10:45 a.m.
Unit Distance Embeddings of Graphs via Numerical Algebraic Geometry.
Eric M. Hanson*, Colorado State University
(1106142562) 
11:00 a.m.
Exploring Adinkras and Clifford Algebra representations.
Leah A. BalayWilson*, Smith College
Yixin Bao, Smith College
Hana Foe, Smith College
(1106142568)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, III
Room 208, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
$(0, 2)$graphs and their codes.
Padmapani Seneviratne*, Texas A&M UniversityCommerce
(1106052128) 
8:15 a.m.
Gray Code Distance 2 Graphs.
Emily Kurtz*, Wellesley College
Fan Yang, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106051031) 
8:30 a.m.
Online Dominating Set.
Chris Coscia, Boston College
Jon DeWitt, Haverford College
Fan Yang*, Carnegie Mellon University
Yiguang Zhang, Johns Hopkins University
(1106051139) 
8:45 a.m.
The PCTree Algorithm, the Torus, and Kuratowski Subdivisions.
Charles J Suer*, University of Louisville
(1106051336) 
9:00 a.m.
Replacing square grids with triangular grids in Robertson and Seymour.
Brett C. Smith*, Wesleyan University
(1106051352) 
9:15 a.m.
Selfembeddings of doubled Steiner triple systems.
Justin Z. Schroeder*, George Mason University
M. J. Grannell, The Open University
T. A. McCourt, Plymouth University
(1106051477) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Complex Twographs via Equiangular Tight Frames.
James P. Solazzo*, Coastal Carolina University
Thomas R. Hoffman, Coastal Carolina University
(1106051768) 
9:45 a.m.
The Mixing Rate of Nonbacktracking Random Walks of Graphs.
Mark Kempton*, University of California, San Diego
(1106051920) 
10:00 a.m.
How to best defend against an attack that can't be thwarted.
Mercedes S. Coleman*, Lamar University
(1106051980) 
10:15 a.m.
On a pursuitevasion model without instantaneous movement.
JeongOk Choi, Gwangju Inst. of Science and Technology
John P Georges, Trinity College
David Mauro*, Trinity College
(1106052058) 
10:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On Erdos' conjecture on the number of edges in 5cycles.
Zoltan Furedi, Renyi Institute of Mathematics
Zeinab Maleki*, Isfahan University of Technology
(1106052155) 
10:45 a.m.
Origami mountainvalley assignments and graph colorings.
Thomas C Hull*, Western New England University
(1106052157) 
11:00 a.m.
Minimum Representations of Rectangle Visibility Graphs.
John S. Caughman, Portland State University
Charles L. Dunn, Linfield College
Joshua D. Laison*, Willamette University
Nancy Ann Neudauer, Pacific University
Colin L. Starr, Willamette University
(1106052217) 
11:15 a.m.
A study of competition graphs induced by permutations.
Elizabeth Y. Yang*, Princeton University
(1106052371) 
11:30 a.m.
Thoughts on the Energy of Ramanujan graphs.
Michelle R. DeDeo*, Univ. of North Florida
(1106111887) 
11:45 a.m.
Modeling functional connectivity of the brains of athletes.
Nathan Cahill, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology
Darren A. Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(11060572)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, I
Room 204A, Convention Center
Organizers:
David M Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang, MIT
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech

8:00 a.m.
Visualizing Linear Algebra using the HTML5 Canvas.
Paul R. Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1106G1266) 
8:20 a.m.
Collaboration and Community in Fully Online Synchronous Linear Algebra Recitations.
Greg Stuart Mayer*, The Georgia Institute of Technology
(1106G11981) 
8:40 a.m.
Motivating Students for linear algebra by using puzzles.
Naima Naheed*, Benedict College
(1106G1556) 
9:00 a.m.
GeoGebra and Linear Algebra.
Philip Joseph Lombardo*, St. Joseph's College of New York
(1106G11556) 
9:20 a.m.
Interleaving Connections of Difficult 2D and 3D Linear Algebra Concepts using Interactive Explorative GeoGebra Applets.
James D. Factor*, Alverno College
Susan Pustejovsky, Alverno College
(1106G12216) 
9:40 a.m.
Enhanced student learning and attitudes with weekly MATLAB explorations.
Dan Seth*, West Texas A&M University
(1106G1192) 
10:00 a.m.
Linear Algebra with the Hand and Eye.
Sarah J Greenwald*, Appalachian State University
(1106G1327) 
10:20 a.m.
Introducing Galois theory in an introductory linear algebra course.
Chad Awtrey*, Elon University
(1106G11338) 
10:40 a.m.
Teaching Linear Algebra in the embodied, symbolic and formal worlds of mathematical thinking: Is there a preferred order?
John Hannah, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Sepideh Stewart*, University of Oklahoma
Michael Thomas, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
(1106G12316) 
11:00 a.m.
Unifying Concepts in the Introductory Linear Algebra Course.
Spencer Payton*, Washington State University
(1106G12536) 
11:20 a.m.
My Favorite MAA Articles for Linear Algebra.
Jeremy Case*, Taylor University
(1106G12077)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Learning in FirstYear and SecondYear Courses, II
Room 209, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dana C. Ernst, Northern Arizona University Dana.Ernst@nau.edu
Angie Hodge, University of Nebraska Omaha
Theron J Hitchman, University of Northern Iowa

8:00 a.m.
An inquirybased learning in Developmental Mathematics Course.
Annie Y Han*, BMCCCUNY
Michael George, BMCCCUNY
Yevgeniy Milman, BMCCCUNY
(1106G52851) 
8:20 a.m.
InquiryBased Activities in a Precalculus with Trigonometry Course.
Rachel Schwell*, Central Connecticut State University
(1106G52714) 
8:40 a.m.
InquiryBased Learning on the Way to Calculus.
John C Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1106G52446) 
9:00 a.m.
IBL College Algebra.
Joseph W. Eyles*, Gordon State College
(1106G51982) 
9:20 a.m.
A Modified Moore Method in Precalculus: Achievement, Attitudes, and Beliefs.
Thomas E Cooper*, University of North Georgia
Brad Bailey, University of North Georgia
John E Holliday, University of North Georgia
(1106G5949) 
9:40 a.m.
Reasons behind rules  aligning the `unreachable' asymptotes.
Girija S NairHart*, University of Cincinnati Clermont College
(1106G52506) 
10:00 a.m.
Teaching PhysicsCalculus with Applications to Engineering.
Kathleen Grace Kennedy*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Naomi Ridge, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Rachel Maitra, Wentworth Institute of Technology
James O'Brien, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Franz Rueckert, Wentworth Institute of Technology
(1106G52474) 
10:20 a.m.
POGIL Flu for Calculus: Influenza Data to Help Students Investigate Antiderivatives, Accumulations, and FTC.
Therese Shelton*, Southwestern University
(1106G51971) 
10:40 a.m.
Engaging calculus students through problemsolving workshops.
Silvia Saccon*, The University of Texas at Dallas
(1106G51725) 
11:00 a.m.
To $\delta\varepsilon$ or not to $\delta\varepsilon$.
Brian Katz*, Augustana College
(1106G51455) 
11:20 a.m.
The Developement and Implementation of InquiryBased Learning Projects in Precalculus and Calculus.
Candice M Quinn*, Cleveland State University
(1106G52429) 
11:40 a.m.
Effective implementations of POGIL in the Calculus I classroom.
Catherine Bénéteau, University of South Florida
Zdeňka Guadarrama, Rockhurst University
Jill E Guerra*, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Laurie Lenz, Marymount University
(1106G51421)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Assorted Topics, I
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Computer Science Education: Closing the Hiring Gap.
Belinda Copus, University of Central Missouri
Mahmoud Yousef*, University of Central Missouri
(1106VX2509) 
8:15 a.m.
Generating Pythagorean Triples of a Given Height.
Jathan Austin*, Salisbury University
(1106VX124) 
8:30 a.m.
Improving the Preparation of Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics.
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
(1106VX203) 
8:45 a.m.
The Erdős 25 Cent Problem.
Chad Scott*, University of Wisconsin
(1106VX390) 
9:00 a.m.
Counting paths in corridors using circular Pascal arrays.
Shaun V. Ault, Valdosta State University
Charles J. Kicey*, Valdosta State University
(1106VX467) 
9:15 a.m.
A Card Trick Involving Basic Algebra.
Raymond N. Greenwell*, Hofstra University
(1106VX488) 
9:30 a.m.
Structure Theorems for Commutative Noetherian MoorePenrose Two (MP2) Rings and Elementary Divisor Rings.
David S. Torain, II*, Hampton University
(1106VX536) 
9:45 a.m.
Writing Projects in a First Year Seminar Class in Mathematics.
Jason J Molitierno*, Sacred Heart University
(1106VX564) 
10:00 a.m.
Alternate approach to conic sections.
Hossein Behforooz*, Utica College
(1106VX606) 
10:15 a.m.
When Can You Factor a Quadratic Form?
Brian G. Kronenthal*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Felix Lazebnik, University of Delaware
(1106VX681) 
10:30 a.m.
College Algebra Suffices: No Calculator, No Calculus.
Ricardo E. Rojas*, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
(1106VX698) 
10:45 a.m.
The descent set polynomial revisited.
Norman Bradley Fox*, University of Kentucky
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
(1106VX739) 
11:00 a.m.
Constructing matroids with fixed parameters.
Wing Hong Tony Wong*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Sin Tsun Edward Fan, California Institute of Technology
(1106VX777) 
11:15 a.m.
Application of Fourier Transform to Image Noise Removal.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University
(1106VX1951) 
11:30 a.m.
Minor errors but a joy to read: Assessing portfolio problems in calculus.
David C Clark*, Grand Valley State University
(1106VX2261) 
11:45 a.m.
Property T and amenable transformation group $C^*$algebras.
Firuz Kamalov*, Canadian University of Dubai
(1106VX650)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics and Technology, II
Room 212A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Applications of R to Introductory and Intermediate Statistics.
Leon Kaganovskiy*, Touro College, NY
(1106VE469) 
8:15 a.m.
Teaching MATLAB Programing to First Year Engineering Students.
Amanda Hattaway*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
James McCusker, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Gloria Ma, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Stephen Chomyszak, Wentworth Institute of Technology
(1106VE2760) 
8:30 a.m.
Simulation in the classroom using Excel.
Howard Troughton*, Babson College
(1106VE1529) 
8:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Lessons learned while developing an online, modelingbased College Algebra course.
Jeffery D. Sykes*, Ouachita Baptist University
(1106VE2285) 
9:00 a.m.
Using an Online "Clicker" Application to Promote Student Engagement in a Differential Calculus Course.
Mel Henriksen*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
(1106VE2936) 
9:15 a.m.
Creating an Introductory Procedural Programming Course with Mathematical Problem Solving.
Caroline Haddad*, State University of New York at Geneseo
(1106VE1615) 
9:30 a.m.
Did you do your homework?
Peter T. Olszewski*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1106VE1832) 
9:45 a.m.
Realizing the full potential of online instructional systems.
Darren A. Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1106VE1078) 
10:00 a.m.
Enhancing Students' Learning Experiences Through Online Instructional Aids.
Justin Ryan*, Oswego State University
Jack Narayan, Oswego State University
(1106VE885) 
10:15 a.m.
Using an online homework system for written homework.
Matthew Leingang*, New York University
(1106VE625) 
10:30 a.m.
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
James Cooper*, Reasoning Mind
Paulette N Willis, Reasoning Mind
(1106VE2037) 
10:45 a.m.
Overcoming the Impact of Reduced Funding Through Course Redesign.
Robert Hunt*, University of Mississippi
(1106VE379)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Probability or Statistics, I
Room 212B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Almost periodic sequences and applications.
Paul H Bezandry*, Howard University
(1106VI2369) 
8:15 a.m.
On the range of selfnormalized Cramer type moderate deviations.
Hailin Sang, University of Mississippi
Lin Ge*, Mississippi State University at Meridian
(1106VI129) 
8:30 a.m.
Goodness of Fit Test: Recovered noise for CAR(1) Processes.
Ibrahim Abdelrazeq*, Whitman College
Gail Ivanoff, University of Ottawa
Rafal Kulik, University of Ottawa
(1106VI208) 
8:45 a.m.
Small data sets with outliers and alternate measures of central tendency.
Blane J Hollingsworth*, Middle Georgia State College
(1106VI291) 
9:00 a.m.
Simple evolving sequences.
Bruce W. Atkinson*, Samford University
(1106VI2306) 
9:15 a.m.
Equality of covariance operators when data are in functional space.
Krishna Kaphle*, University of Maine at Fort Kent
(1106VI2470) 
9:30 a.m.
Weibull Lomax distribution: An alternative to WeibullPareto distribution.
Ahmad Alzaghal*, State University of New York At Oswego
Indranil Ghosh, Austin Peay State University
Ayman Alzaatreh, Austin Peay State University
(1106VI2533) 
9:45 a.m.
Jackknife Empirical Likelihood Based Detection Procedure for ChangePoint in Mean Residual Life Functions.
YingJu Chen*, Bowling Green State University
Wei Ning, Bowling Green State University
Ajrun K. Gupta, Bowling Green State University
(1106VI2557) 
10:00 a.m.
An Exploration of the Impact of Iteration on Positional Election Procedures.
Mark A. Krines*, University of WisconsinStout
(1106VI1819) 
10:15 a.m.
Analyzing Factors Influencing Teaching as a Career Choice using Structural Equation Modeling.
Budhinath Padhy*, Black Hills State University
Kenneth R. Emo, University of Minnesota, Morris
Gemechis Djira, South Dakota State University
Amit V. Deokar, Pennsylvania State University, Erie
(1106VI2589) 
10:30 a.m.
Estimation of expected responses at "future" covariate values/vectors in zeroinflated generalized linear model under unequal probability sampling designs.
Khyam Paneru*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1106VI2192) 
10:45 a.m.
Robust Principal Components For Multivariate Functional Data.
Pallavi Sawant*, Kansas State University
Nedret Billor, Auburn University
(1106VI2186) 
11:00 a.m.
SignedRank Estimation of Partial Linear Models with Bsplines.
Eddy A Kwessi*, Trinity University
Brice M Nguelifack, Auburn University
(1106VI1733) 
11:15 a.m.
Robust Variable Selection in Functional Linear Models.
Jasdeep Kaur Pannu*, Auburn University
Nedret Billor, Auburn University
(1106VI558) 
11:30 a.m.
Rank Estimation for the Functional Linear Model.
Melody Denhere*, University of Mary Washington
Frazier Bindele, University of South Alabama
(1106VI581) 
11:45 a.m.
Signed rank regression inference via empirical likelihood.
Huybrechts F. Bindele*, University of South Alabama
Yichuan Zhao, Georgia State University
(1106VI575)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Applied Mathematics, I
Room 213A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Overlapping grids for hyperbolic conservation laws.
Ilija Jegdic*, Houston Baptist University
(1106VL2026) 
8:15 a.m.
HigherOrder Concentration Factor Design For Nonlinear Underlying Functions in Fourier Edge Detection.
Shane Michael Lubold*, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Anne Gelb, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
(1106VL2184) 
8:30 a.m.
Numerical Determination of the Fourier Coefficients for the LeahCosine Function.
Kale Oyedeji*, Morehouse College
Ronald E. Mickens, Clark Atlanta University
(1106VL2587) 
8:45 a.m.
Lie Symmetry Solution of Fourth Order Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equation.
Titus J. O. Aminer*, SMAS, JOOUST
(1106VL1554) 
9:00 a.m.
Polynomial differential equations and removable singularities.
David C. Carothers*, James Madison University
(1106VL1374) 
9:15 a.m.
Functional Differential Equations with Linear Anticipation and Retardation Operators.
Duane ChinQuee*, Indian River State College
(1106VL2881) 
9:30 a.m.
A transport model for thermodynamic estimation of cryogenic hydrogen.
Amir Zareian Jahromi*, University of Tehran
(1106VL25) 
9:45 a.m.
On the Numerical Treatment of Water Pollution Model.
Jordan L Torgunrud*, Minot State University
Narayan Thapa, Minot State University
(1106VL1458) 
10:00 a.m.
Network Model for Water and Energy Infrastructure.
Csilla Szabo*, Bard College
(1106VL2775) 
10:15 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Competition for Light and Nutrients Between Phytoplankton Species in a Poorly Mixed Water Column.
Thomas G Stojsavljevic*, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
(1106VL2275) 
10:30 a.m.
Using Optimal Control Theory with a PDE Model for the Treatment of a Bacterial Infection in a Wound Using Oxygen Therapy.
Richard Schugart*, Western Kentucky University
Stephen Guffey, Western Kentucky University
K Renee Fister, Murray State University
(1106VL2416) 
10:45 a.m.
Epidemic Modeling with Optimal Controls in a Setting with Limited Resources and Spatial Dynamics.
Rachel Elizabeth TeWinkel*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
(1106VL199) 
11:00 a.m.
Modeling Seasonal Dynamics and Spatial Patterns of Seasonal Influenza at the Global Scale.
Shiyun Tang*, University of Oklahoma
Xiangming Xiao, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma
Maria C.A. Leite, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg
Meijun Zhu, University of Oklahoma
Yuelong Su, Chinese National Influenza Center
Tao Chen, Chinese National Influenza Center
(1106VL1039) 
11:15 a.m.
Cancer Lineages and Radiotherapy.
Geena Ildefonso*, University of Central Florida
(1106VL2464) 
11:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Optimal Control of Mastitis in Dairy Cow Populations.
Javier Garza*, Tarleton State University
(1106VL2914) 
11:45 a.m.
Modeling protein mediated changes in membrane morphology.
Michael A Mikucki*, Colorado State University
(1106VL2645)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology, III
Room 102A, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Necessary and sufficient conditions for instability in an $SI$ model.
Kamuela E Yong*, Arizona State University
(1106921843) 
8:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: The dynamic modeling of disease extinction and immigration.
Scott W Greenhalgh*, Center for Infectious Disease Modeling, Yale University
Jan Medlock, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University
Alison Galvani, Center for Infectious Disease Modeling, Yale University
(1106922407) 
8:30 a.m.
A predatorpreydisease model with immune response in infectedprey.
Souvik Bhattacharya*, University of Trento
Maia Martcheva,
XueZhi Li,
(11069242) 
8:45 a.m.
A Clinically Parameterized Mathematical Model of Shigella Immunity to Inform Vaccine Design.
Courtney Davis*, Pepperdine University
Rezwanul Wahid, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Frank R Toapanta, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Marcelo B Sztein, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Doron Levy, University of Maryland, College Park
(1106921264) 
9:00 a.m.
An evaluation of malaria vaccines as a control strategy in regions with naturally acquired immunity.
Olivia F Prosper*, Dartmouth College
Nick Ruktanonchai, University of Southampton
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida
(1106921390) 
9:15 a.m.
A Mathematical Model For Obesity Epidemic in a NonConstant Population.
Elif Demirci*, Ankara University
(1106922262) 
9:30 a.m.
Twosex model of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Cuba.
Antonio Mastroberardino*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Ahmed Abdelrazec, Arizona State University
Folashade Agusto, Austin Peay State University
Lea Lanz, Norfolk State University
(1106922703) 
9:45 a.m.
Modeling population decline of Tasmanian devils due to the spread of Devil facial tumor disease (DFTD).
Megan O Powell*, University of St. Francis
(1106921219) 
10:00 a.m.
A compartmental epidemiological model with infectiousdeceased class.
Olivia Brozek, George Mason University
Matthew Glomski*, Marist College
(110692645) 
10:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Dynamics of a seedlingherbivore model in presence of plant toxin defense.
Yiqiang Zheng*, Purdue University
Zhilan Feng, Purdue University
(1106922864) 
10:30 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Control Strategies of Malaria.
Ruijun Zhao*, Minnesota State University, Mankato
(1106922835) 
10:45 a.m.
Bacteria Growth Using Leslie Matrix Model.
Kailynne E Herron*, Prairie View A&M University
(1106002929) 
11:00 a.m.
Fitting models of imperfect vaccines to pertussis incidence data.
Felicia Maria G Magpantay*, University of Michigan
(1106922234) 
11:15 a.m.
A Quantitative and Mechanistic Approach to Model Replication,Death and Quiescence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Mice.
Margaret M McDaniel*, NIMBioS
Winode G. Handagama, NIMBioS
Nitin Krishna, NIMBioS
Shigetoshi Eda, NIMBioS
Vitaly Ganusov, NIMBioS
(1106922015) 
11:30 a.m.
Mathematical study of predation equations.
Nomyon Pak*, nomyon pak agency
(110600423) 
11:45 a.m.
An exploratory investigation using electroencephalography and machine learning techniques for fine motor classification in the EggLink braincomputer interface.
Chrono Strai Nu*, Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Richard Wellman, Westminster College, Salt Lake City
(1106921866)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, III
Room 213B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
Anamorphic Art and Mathematics.
Jonathan P Keiter*, East Stroudsburg University
(1106H1332) 
8:20 a.m.
3Dprinted research: Combining mathematics and art to introduce students to knot theory.
Laura Taalman*, MoMath / James Madison University
(1106H1495) 
8:40 a.m.
Motivating Math with Unit Origami.
Heidi Burgiel*, Bridgewater State University
(1106H11750) 
9:00 a.m.
Rendering Photorealistic Knots: Theory and Practice.
Lee Stemkoski*, Adelphi University
(1106H12131) 
9:20 a.m.
Studio Art Assignments in a Liberal Arts Geometry Course.
James Morrow*, Mount Holyoke College
(1106H12317) 
9:40 a.m.
A Glass Cane Project in Calculus II.
John H Wilson*, Centre College
(1106H12378) 
10:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: M$^{2}$ART(Mathematics, Museums, and ART): A Renewable Pedagogical Resource.
Van Herd*, University of Texas at Austin
(1106H12522) 
10:20 a.m.
Linking Mathematics and the Arts through a Poster Assignment.
Andrew J Miller*, Belmont University
(1106H12550) 
10:40 a.m.
Folding, imagining, and constructing a math and art class.
Dina Buric*, Western Washington University
Teresa Downard, Western Washington University
(1106H12746) 
11:00 a.m.
Desargues's Theorem and drawing shadows: a discoverybased approach.
Annalisa Crannell*, Franklin & Marshall College
Marc Frantz, Indiana University
Fumiko Futamura, Southwestern University
(1106H169) 
11:20 a.m.
Harmonic ratios: music and art in an inquirybased Geometry course.
Fumiko Futamura*, Southwestern University
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
Marc Frantz, Indiana University
(1106H174) 
11:40 a.m.
Hyperbola: Under Construction!
Marc Frantz*, Indiana University
Fumiko Futamura, Southwestern University
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
(1106H1673)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations
Room 101B, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Differentiation with Respect to Parameters of Solutions of Nonlocal Boundary Value Problems for Difference Equations.
Xuewei Jiang*, Baylor University
(110634198) 
8:15 a.m.
A Newtonlike Method That Permits Zero Derivatives.
Cesar MartinezGarza*, The Pennsylvania State University at Berks
William E Manigat, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg
William A Keller, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg
(1106342858) 
8:30 a.m.
Structured discontinuous systems.
Peter R Wolenski*, Louisiana State University
(1106342619) 
8:45 a.m.
On the genericity of nondegenerate spectral edges.
Ngoc Do*, Texas A&M University
Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M University
Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University
(1106342571) 
9:00 a.m.
An isospectral flow for Hessenberg matrices and its optimality.
Krishna P Pokharel*, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
A Arsie, The University of Toledo
(1106341298) 
9:15 a.m.
Differential equations through the lens of power series.
Roger J Thelwell*, James Madison University
(1106341124) 
9:30 a.m.
Existence Results for Some Classes of Integrodifferential Equations.
Toka Diagana*, Howard University
(11063499) 
9:45 a.m.
Some Properties of Solutions of Differential Systems Under Caratheodory Conditions.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(110634714) 
10:00 a.m.
Finite time blowup in nonlinear suspension bridge models.
Petronela Radu, University of NebraskaLincoln
Daniel Toundykov, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jeremy Trageser*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106341193) 
10:15 a.m.
Investigation of energy losses due to contact angle hysteresis in capillary effect.
Bhagya Athukorallage*, Texas Tech University
Ram Iyer, Texas Tech University
(1106342928) 
10:30 a.m.
Dynamics of a LotkaVolterra competition model with Allee effects and stocking.
Mihiri M. De Silva*, Texas Tech University
Sophia R. Jang, Texas Tech University
(1106342122) 
10:45 a.m.
Mixed mode oscillations in a singularly perturbed predatorpreyscavenger model with Holling Type II functional response.
Susmita Sadhu*, Georgia College & State University
Saikat Chakraborty Thakur, University of California, San Diego
(1106341685) 
11:00 a.m.
A Nonlinear Model of Cancer Tumor Treatment with Cancer Stem Cells.
Alexander Middleton*, Winthrop University
(1106341949) 
11:15 a.m.
SIR Model, Changing Behavior, and Education Campaign.
Hem Raj Joshi*, Xavier University, CIncinnati
Renee Margevicius, Xavier University
(1106342073)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Perspectives and Experiences on Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research, III
Room 210B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Aihua Li, Montclair State University lia@mail.montclair.edu
Thomas Hagedorn, College of New Jersey
Jan Rychtar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

8:00 a.m.
Spotlight on undergraduate research  engaging the media.
Dominic Klyve*, Central Washington University
(1106K11789) 
8:20 a.m.
Mentoring Student Mentors.
Shannon R. Lockard*, Bridgewater State University
(1106K12757) 
8:40 a.m.
Developing an REU at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution.
Joseph Rusinko*, Winthrop University
Kristen Abernathy, Winthrop University
Zach Abernathy, Winthrop University
Beth Costner, Winthrop University
Kristi Westover, Winthrop University
(1106K12363) 
9:00 a.m.
Identifying Topics for Undergraduate Research Projects.
Benjamin Hutz*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1106K12057) 
9:20 a.m.
Improving mathematical undergraduate research at a small liberal arts college through scientific computing.
Christopher E Brown*, California Lutheran University
Grady Hanrahan, California Lutheran University
Craig Reinhart, California Lutheran University
(1106K11276) 
9:40 a.m.
Building Capacity for a Research Rich Curriculum in Mathematics at Georgia College.
Ryan Brown, Georgia College
Marcela Chiorescu, Georgia College
Darin Mohr*, Georgia College
(1106K12801) 
10:00 a.m.
The 24Hour Mathematical Modeling Challenge: A Gateway to Undergraduate Research.
Theodore J Wendt*, Carroll College
Benjamin Galluzzo, Shippensburg University
(1106K12493) 
10:20 a.m.
Assessing Undergraduate Research Through Journaling.
Debra L Mimbs*, Lee University
(1106K12233) 
10:40 a.m.
One approach to researching, presenting, and publishing with undergraduate pure math majors.
Chad Awtrey*, Elon University
(1106K11337) 
11:00 a.m.
Mathematics Summer Research Camp: A Report.
William W. Johnston*, Butler University
(1106K11008) 
11:20 a.m.
Research Experiences for Secondary Teachers.
Justin Lanier*, Princeton Learning Cooperative
(1106K12643) 
11:40 a.m.
A Holistic Approach to Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.
Jonathan K. Hodge*, Grand Valley State University
(1106K1422)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, II
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Keene, North Carolina State University kakeene@ncsu.edu
Timothy FukawaConnelly, Drexel University
Michelle Zandieh, Arizona State University

8:00 a.m.
Rational Numbers and the Common Core State Standards: A Descriptive Case Study.
Roger Mark Fischer*, Southern Utah University
Brian J Lindaman, California State University Chico
(1106L12901) 
8:20 a.m.
Prospective teachers' evaluation of students' arguments that use mathematical induction.
Hyejin Park*, University of Georgia
(1106L12683) 
8:40 a.m.
Teacher as Learner: Reflections from Preservice Mathematics Teachers.
Andrew Hoffman*, Purdue University
Jia He, Michigan State University
Leonardo Medel, Michigan State University
(1106L12570) 
9:00 a.m.
Comparing oral and traditional assessment in a content course for preservice elementary school teachers.
Daniel Visscher*, University of Michigan
Nina White, University of Michigan
(1106L11444) 
9:20 a.m.
The impact of instructional practices on conceptual calculus learning: what can analyzing itembias tell us?
Guadalupe I. Lozano*, The University of Arizona
(1106L11622) 
9:40 a.m.
Students' Reasoning When Sketching Graphs of Plane Curves Defined Parametrically.
Harrison E. Stalvey*, Georgia State University
Draga Vidakovic, Georgia State University
(1106L12000) 
10:00 a.m.
The Influence of Dynamic Visualizations in Calculus Learning.
Julie M. Skinner Sutton*, University of Texas  Arlington
(1106L12442) 
10:20 a.m.
Calculus Students' Meanings for Order of Operations and Consequences for Performing Differentiation Tasks.
Stacy Marie Musgrave*, Arizona State University
(1106L1509) 
10:40 a.m.
Choosing a definition of function: Linguistic concerns that impact students.
Joshua D. Chesler*, California State University, Long Beach
(1106L1446) 
11:00 a.m.
Students' Challenges with Covariational Reasoning in the Polar Coordinate System.
Samer S. Habre*, Lebanese American University
(1106L1273) 
11:20 a.m.
Developing Flexible Derivative Procedures.
Wes Maciejewski*, The University of British Columbia
Jon R Star, Harvard University
(1106L11969) 
11:40 a.m.
An Extended Theoretical Framework for the Concept of the Derivative.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Corinne A. Manogue, Dept. of Physics, Oregon State University
David Roundy, Dept. of Physics, Oregon State University
Joseph F. Wagner, Xavier University
Eric Weber, College of Education, Oregon State University
(1106L11430)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Modeling Across the Curriculum
Room 202A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Peter Turner, Clarkson University pturner@clarkson.edu

8:00 a.m.
The SIAMNSF Modeling across the Curriculum Initiative.
Peter R Turner*, Clarkson University
(1106971261) 
8:35 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling in the Early Grades.
Rachel Levy*, Harvey Mudd College
(1106971214) 
9:10 a.m.
Modeling and Secondary School STEM Education.
Katie Fowler*, Clarkson University
Katherine Socha, The Park School of Baltimore
(1106971603) 
9:45 a.m.
Modeling Across the Undergraduate Curriculum.
Jeffrey Humpherys*, Brigham Young University
(1106971184) 
10:20 a.m.
Discussion

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.4:15 p.m.
Project NExTSunday
Room 217D, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on Professional Development Panel Discussions
Presenters from the NSF describe experiences with the general NSF grant proposal process; see the full description in detail in MAA Panels, etc.
Room 205, Convention Center
Presenters:
John Haddock, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Lee Zia, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Session for Chairs
Program assessment: Making it easier and better.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Catherine M. Murphy, Purdue University Calumet
Daniel Maki, Indiana University
Panelists:
Barbara Loud, Regis College
William O. Martin, North Dakota State University
Deborah Pace, Stephen F. Austin State University
Elizabeth C. Yanik, Emporia University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:15 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education
Room 207B, Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
Implementing a full curriculum in blended learning: A K12 Case Study.
Victor Kostyuk*, Reasoning Mind
Nathaniel Rounds, Reasoning Mind
(1106972044) 
8:30 a.m.
On the creation of a Mathematics Teachers' Circle, and why you should get involved too.
George F McNulty, University of South Carolina
Nieves F McNulty, Columbia College
Douglas B. Meade*, University of South Carolina
(1106002872) 
8:45 a.m.
My Experiences from Organizing a Mathematics Workshop for Teachers in Belize.
Sandra J Schroeder*, Ohio Northern University
(1106971756) 
9:00 a.m.
Synthesizing pedagogical strategies to teach solving linear equations.
Imre Tuba*, Saint Louis University
Gregorio A Ponce, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley
(1106972866) 
9:15 a.m.
A class of one: preparing teachers to make the most of a blended learning environment.
Matthew Smedberg*, Reasoning Mind
(1106972046) 
9:30 a.m.
Instructional Game In Teaching Algebra For High School Students: Basis For Instructional Intervention.
Jhemson Caaway Elis*, Batangas National High School
(11069735) 
9:45 a.m.
Teaching Developmental Algebra at Berkshire Community College.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(110697594) 
10:00 a.m.
Successes and Challenges in Teaching Calculus.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University
(1106971865) 
10:15 a.m.
The Way to Quantitative Literacy for College Developmental Mathematics Students.
Michael George*, BMCCCUNY
Annie Y Han, BMCCCUNY
Yevgeniy Milman, BMCCCUNY
(1106002838) 
10:30 a.m.
Visually Verifying Homework Problems in Multivariable Calculus.
Paul E Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1106972869) 
10:45 a.m.
Talk Math 2 Me: A Seminar for Students by Students.
Joni J Schneider*, Texas State University
(1106972629) 
11:00 a.m.
Ed the Imaginary Kid and the Case of a Missing Point.
Girija S NairHart*, University of Cincinnati Clermont College
(1106972520) 
11:15 a.m.
Computer Science Applications for Learning K912 Math Concepts.
Rahman Tashakkori*, Appalachian State University
Robert Mitchell Parry, Appalachian State University
(1106972318)

8:15 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:20 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, II
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
R. Drew Pasteur, College of Wooster rpasteur@wooster.edu
John David, Virginia Military Institute

8:20 a.m.
Does the NBA Finals format change affect the likelihood of the higher seeded team winning the series?
Kelvin Tiongson, Dominican University
Paul R. Coe*, Dominican University
(1106H51403) 
8:40 a.m.
The FA Cup Draw and Pairing Up Probabilities.
Patrick Sullivan*, Valparaiso University
(1106H5401) 
9:00 a.m.
Defensive Forwards and Offensive Backs: The 2013 Season of Manhattan College Women's Soccer.
Andre P Oliveira*, Manhattan College
Helene Tyler, Manhattan College
(1106H52548) 
9:20 a.m.
Maximizing Potential in a Fantasy Football Draft.
Geoff Converse*, Simpson College
Jared Grove, Simpson College
Kylie Pape, Simpson College
(1106H51870) 
9:40 a.m.
Statistical Analysis of Track and Field Events of 1988 Seoul Olympics: How Probable Are the Winning Records?
Reza O Abbasian*, Texas Lutheran University
John T Sieben, Texas Lutheran University
(1106H51110) 
10:00 a.m.
Pattern Recognition and Trends of Senior AFL/NFL Players from HBCUs.
Jacqueline Brannon Giles*, HCCS Central College/Texas Southern University
(1106H51463) 
10:20 a.m.
Modeling Economy Rate in Cricket: An Application of Negative Binomial Regression.
Ananda Manage*, Sam Houston State University
Yang Liu, Temple, TX
(1106H52528) 
10:40 a.m.
Boxing in Basketball: A RoundByRound Analysis of the American College Game.
Paul Britton, Davidson College
Carl Yerger*, Davidson College
(1106H51844) 
11:00 a.m.
Realignment in the NHL, MLB, NFL, and NBA.
Brian Macdonald*, Florida Panthers
William Pulleyblank, United States Military Academy
(1106H52635) 
11:20 a.m.
Two New Metrics for Evaluating How NBA Players Help Their Teams Win.
Sameer K Deshpande*, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Shane Jensen, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
(1106H51515) 
11:40 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Estimating a players' influence on his teammates' BoxScore statistics using a modified Adjusted Plus Minus framework.
Jeremias Engelmann*, Heidelberg, Germany
(1106H51542)

8:20 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Current Trends in Classical Dynamical Systems, II
Room 006D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Lennard Bakker, Brigham Young University bakker@math.byu.edu
Skyler C. Simmons, Brigham Young University

8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Regions of central configurations in a 4+1body problem.
AbdulRehman Kashif*, University of Ha'il
Muhammad Shoaib, University of Ha'il
(1106372335) 
9:00 a.m.
The point of collapse under pentagram maps.
Zijian Yao*, Brown University
(110637697) 
9:30 a.m.
Convergence to Fixed Cycles and the Inverse Schroder Function.
Lawrence J. Crone*, American University
(110630166) 
10:00 a.m.
Symmetric Periodic Orbits in Three SubProblems of the $N$body Problem.
NaiChia Chen*, University of Minnesota
(11063741) 
10:30 a.m.
A Separating Surface for the Generalized Sitnikov Problem.
Skyler C. Simmons*, Brigham Young University
Lennard Bakker, Brigham Young University
(110670666)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Network Science (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), I
Room 007D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Bailey Fosdick, Colorado State University
Franklin H. J. Kenter, Rice University fhk2@rice.edu
Christine Klymko, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Johan Ugander, Microsoft Research

8:30 a.m.
Adding Structure to Network Science.
Blair D. Sullivan*, North Carolina State University; Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(1106052367) 
9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear eigenvalues of graphs.
Mary Radcliffe*, University of Washington
(1106051216) 
10:30 a.m.
Eigenvector Norms Matter in Spectral Graph Theory.
Franklin H. J. Kenter*, Rice University
(1106052466) 
11:00 a.m.
Statistical properties of average linkage hierarchical clustering under the Stochastic Blockmodel.
Karl Rohe*, University of WisconsinMadison
Mohammad Khabbazian, University of WisconsinMadison
Haoyang Liu, Peking University
(1106602402) 
11:30 a.m.
Modeling and Predicting Evolution of Networks.
Feng Shi*, Computation Institute, University of Chicago
(1106901221)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:30 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on The Mathematics of Planet Earth, I
Room 214D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal rousseac@dms.umontreal.ca
Hans G Kaper, Georgetown University and Mathematics and Climate Research Network

8:30 a.m.
Mathematics of Planet Earth  What is it all about?
Hans G Kaper*, Georgetown University
Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal
(1106AC2677) 
9:00 a.m.
Patterns in collective motion and space use of animal populations: a mechanistic approach.
PietroLuciano Buono*, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
(1106AC741) 
9:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Lithopanspermia Hypothesis.
Edward Belbruno*, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
(1106AC2359) 
10:30 a.m.
Mathematics of the Coastal Ocean.
Clint Dawson*, University of Texas at Austin
(1106AC953) 
11:15 a.m.
Hopf Bifurcation for Discontinuous Vector Fields with Application to an Ocean Box Model.
Juliann Leifeld, University of Minnesota
Richard McGehee*, University of Minnesota
(1106AC1516)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Ballroom A, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Golden numbers and identities: The legacy of Rogers and Ramanujan.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Ken Ono*, Emory University
(1106A012) 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part A
Doing the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Jackie Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part A
Teaching introductory statistics (for instructors new to teaching statistics).
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Carolyn Cuff, Westminster College
Leigh Lunsford, Longwood University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #16: Part A
Using games in an introductory statistics course.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Rod Sturdivant, Ohio State University
Shonda Kuiper, Grinnell College 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
Bridge Hall, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Special Presentation
Math circle demonstration.
Room 214C, Convention Center
Organizers:
David Auckly, Kansas State University
Japheth Wood, Bard College/New York Math Circle
Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Poster Session
Mathematical outreach programs.
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Elizabeth Yanik, Emporia State University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AWMAMS Noether Lecture
Modular Forms for Congruence and Noncongruence Subgroups.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
WenChing Winnie Li*, Pennsylvania State University
(1106111541) 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIGMAA Officers Meeting
Lone Star Ballroom, Salons AB, Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Chairs:
Karen A. Marrongelle, Portland State University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
A conversation on nonacademic employment.
Room 202B, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 10:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Subcommittee on Research by Undergraduates Panel Discussion
Undergraduate research: View points from the student side.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Herbert A. Medina, Loyola Marymount University
Angel R. Pineda, California State University, Fullerton
Samantha VanSchalkwyk, Mount Holyoke College
Panelists:
Alejandro Camacho, California State University Fullerton
Jeffrey Laylon Davis, University of South Carolina
Sarah Klett, Davidson College 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIAM Invited Address
Concentration inequalities for random matrices.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Joel A. Tropp*, California Institute of Technology
(1106601199) 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures, Lecture II
The Kervaire invariant problem.
Room 217A, Convention Center
Michael J. Hopkins*, Harvard University
(1106551715) 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Coding Theory, II
Room 002, Convention Center
Organizers:
Felice Manganiello, Clemson University manganm@clemson.edu
Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University
Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska

1:00 p.m.
Polar codes: Reliable communication with complexity polynomial in the gap to Shannon capacity.
Venkatesan Guruswami*, Carnegie Mellon University
(110694627) 
2:00 p.m.
Multipoint kernels for polar coding.
Sarah E Anderson*, Clemson University
(1106142476) 
2:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Using concatenated algebraic geometry codes in channel polarization.
Abdulla Eid*, University of Bahrain
Duursma, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(110694649) 
3:00 p.m.
Higher Weight Enumerators and Rational Points on Intersections of Plane Curves.
Nathan Kaplan*, Yale University
(1106111744) 
3:30 p.m.
Dualilty Preserving Gray Maps and SelfDual Codes over Rings.
Steve Szabo*, Eastern Kentucky University
Felix Ulmer, RIMAR, Université de Rennes 1
(1106941356)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics and Representation Theory, II
Room 008A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Zajj Daugherty, Dartmouth College
Ben Salisbury, Central Michigan University ben.salisbury@cmich.edu

1:00 p.m.
A noncommutative geometric LittlewoodRichardson rule.
Edward Richmond*, Oklahoma State University
Vasu Tewari, University of British Columbia
Stephanie Van Willigenburg, University of British Columbia
(110605962) 
1:30 p.m.
Combinatorics and geometry of symmetric orbit closures.
Alexander Woo, University of Idaho
Benjamin Wyser, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Alexander Yong*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(110605555) 
2:00 p.m.
A Tokuyamatype formula for $G_2$.
Holley Friedlander*, Dickinson College
Louis Gaudet, Yale University
Paul E. Gunnells, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(1106051035) 
2:30 p.m.
Highestweight crystals, DemazureLusztig operators and Metaplectic Whittaker functions.
Anna Puskás*, University of Alberta
(110605843) 
3:00 p.m.
Tokuyamatype formulas for characters of Spin groups.
Solomon Friedberg*, Boston College
Lei Zhang, National University of Singapore
(110605350) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Quantum Groups and Whittaker Functions.
Daniel Bump*, Stanford University
(1106221014)

1:00 p.m.

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

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

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Beyond FirstOrder Model Theory, III
Room 006A, Convention Center
Organizers:
John T. Baldwin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Xavier Caicedo, Universidad de los Andes
Rami Grossberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Jose Iovino, University of Texas at San Antonio jose.Iovino@utsa.edu
Boris Zilber, Oxford University

1:00 p.m.
Reduction of Embedded Multivalued Dependence to Dividing in Atomless Boolean Algebras.
Gianluca Paolini*, University of Helsinki
Tapani Hyttinen, University of Helsinki
(110603462) 
1:30 p.m.
The Joint Embedding Property and Maximal Models.
Ioannis Souldatos*, University of Detroit, Mercy
John Baldwin, University of Illinois, Chicago
Martin Koerwien, Berlin, Germany
(1106031100) 
2:00 p.m.
Survey of Tame Abstract Elementary Classes.
Monica M VanDieren*, Robert Morris University
(1106032337) 
2:30 p.m.
Independence in tame abstract elementary classes.
Sebastien Vasey*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106032249) 
3:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Around the Small Index Property and Reconstruction of Classes from Automorphism Groups, in NonElementary Classes.
Andrés Villaveces*, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Zaniar Ghadernezhad, Universität Münster
(1106032207) 
3:30 p.m.
Around metric versions of tameness and typeshortness in Metric Abstract Elementary Classes.
Pedro Zambrano*, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Will Boney, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1106032375)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Cluster Algebras (a Mathematics Research Communities session), II
Room 007A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew T. Carroll, DePaul University mrcclusters@gmail.com
Ian T. Le, University of Chicago
Greg Muller, University of Michigan

1:00 p.m.
Webs on surfaces, rings of invariants, and clusters.
Sergey Fomin, University of Michigan
Pavlo Pylyavskyy*, University of Minnesota
(1106051753) 
2:00 p.m.
The TwinSort Congruence.
Emily Barnard*, North Carolina State University
Nathan Reading, North Carolina State University
(1106051943) 
2:30 p.m.
Exotic cluster structures on $SL_n$ with BelavinDrinfeld data of minimal size.
Idan Eisner*, University of Haifa
(1106131856) 
3:00 p.m.
A modified combinatorics for greedy bases.
Dylan C Rupel*, Northeastern University
(1106131757) 
3:30 p.m.
Cluster Integrable Systems and Categorification.
Harold Matthew Williams*, University of Texas, Austin
(1106051558)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Creating Coherence in K12 Mathematics, I
Room 006B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Brigitte Lahme, Sonoma State University
William McCallum, University of Arizona
Cody Patterson, University of Arizona
Kristin Umland, University of New Mexico umland@math.unm.edu
Ellen Whitesides, University of Arizona

1:00 p.m.
Building intercommunity collaborative capacity for preparing mathematics teachers to enact mathematical coherence.
Mark Hoover*, University of Michigan
(1106972899) 
1:30 p.m.
From here, to there, to everywhere: Connecting mathematical time scales to improve teacher education.
Yvonne Lai*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Mary Alice Carlson, Montana State University
Ruth Heaton, University of NebraskaLincoln (Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education)
(1106972288) 
2:00 p.m.
Coherent use of bases in preservice elementary content courses.
Dev P. Sinha*, University of Oregon
Tricia Bevans, University of Oregon
(110697433) 
2:30 p.m.
Seeking Coherence in the Mathematical Education of Elementary Teachers.
W. James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106971501) 
3:00 p.m.
Developing connection, coherence and creative content for online CCSSM professional development.
Jason A Aubrey*, University of Arizona
(1106972404) 
3:30 p.m.
Can meaning create coherence? The case of a math course for inservice secondary teachers.
Cody Patterson*, The University of Arizona
(1106972220)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part A
Developing departmental selfstudies.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Donna Beers, Simmons College
Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, II
Room 003, Convention Center
Organizers:
Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury, University of TexasPan American roychowdhurymk@utpa.edu

1:00 p.m.
Unique equilibrium states for some robustly transitive systems.
Vaughn Climenhaga*, University of Houston
Todd Fisher, Brigham Young University
Daniel J Thompson, The Ohio State University
(1106371236) 
1:30 p.m.
Negativity of Lyapunov Exponents of Generic Random Dynamical Systems of Complex Polynomials.
Hiroki Sumi*, Osaka University
(110637221) 
2:00 p.m.
Bounded RankOne Transformations.
Su Gao*, University of North Texas
Aaron Hill, University of Louisville
(1106371705) 
2:30 p.m.
Drawing Julia sets of Rational Semigroups.
Rich L Stankewitz*, Ball State University
Sumi Hiroki, Osaka University
(1106371630) 
3:00 p.m.
SelfReferential Descriptions of Analytic Functions.
Peter R. Massopust*, Technische Universitaet Muenchen
(1106371691) 
3:30 p.m.
Fractal dimension in abstract spaces.
Milan Stehlik*, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
(1106372590)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Frames and Their Applications, III
Room 001B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Radu Balan, University of Maryland, College Park
Kasso A. Okoudjou, University of Maryland, College Park kasso@math.umd.edu
Rachel Ward, University of Texas, Austin

1:00 p.m.
Compressive classification and the rare eclipse problem.
Dustin G. Mixon*, Air Force Institute of Technology
(1106422259) 
1:30 p.m.
Robust width: A characterization of uniformly stable and robust compressed sensing.
Jameson Cahill*, Duke University
Dustin G Mixon, Air Force Institute of Technology
(1106151645) 
2:00 p.m.
Stability of phase retrieval with lowredundancy frames.
Bernhard G. Bodmann*, University of Houston
Nathaniel Hammen, University of Houston
(110642980) 
2:30 p.m.
Fusion frames and randomized subspace actions.
Xuemei Chen*, University of Missouri, Columbia
Alexander Powell, Vanderbilt University
(110641636) 
3:00 p.m.
A correspondence between PaleyWiener spaces and exponential bases.
Azita Mayeli*, City University of New York, The Graduate Center and QCC
(1106421148) 
3:30 p.m.
Smooth orthogonal projections on sphere.
Marcin Bownik*, University of Oregon
Karol Dziedziul, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
(1106422940)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part A
Healthcare applications and projects for introductory college mathematics courses.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Theresa Laurent, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Ancient Egyptian mathematics  questions vs. evidence.
Annette Imhausen*, Historisches Seminar, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)
(1106011434) 
1:30 p.m.
New Directions in Mesopotamian Mathematics.
Duncan J. Melville*, St. Lawrence University
(1106011489) 
2:00 p.m.
Trigonometric Methods in Ancient Greece, Medieval Islam, and Early India.
Glen Robert Van Brummelen*, Quest University
(1106011532) 
2:30 p.m.
Ancient Chinese Methods for Determining Square Roots, the Areas of Circles, and Volumes of Pyramids and Spheres.
Joseph W. Dauben*, City University of New York
(1106011369) 
3:00 p.m.
"Symbolic Algebra" in China.
J.P. Jeff Chen*, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
(110601122) 
3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Common Themes in the History of Ancient and Nonwestern Mathematics

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Holomorphic Dynamics in One and Several Variables, II
Room 006D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Tanya Firsova, State University of New York at Stony Brook and Kansas State University tanya@math.sunysb.edu
Thomas Sharland, State University of New York at Stony Brook

1:00 p.m.
Continuity of Julia sets in $\mathbb{C}^{2}$.
Raluca Tanase*, Stony Brook University
Remus Radu, Stony Brook University
(1106372804) 
1:30 p.m.
Automorphisms of blowups of projective space.
Eric Bedford*, Stony Brook University
(1106371197) 
2:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A priori bounds for infinitely primitively renormalizable polynomials of bounded type.
Joe Adams*, Stony Brook University
(1106372408) 
2:30 p.m.
Parameterizing degree $n$ rational maps by multipliers of periodic orbits.
Igors Gorbovickis*, University of Toronto
(1106372708) 
3:00 p.m.
Embedding Complex Surface Automorphisms Into Birational SelfMaps of Rational Varieties.
Paul Reschke*, University of Michigan
(1106322255) 
3:30 p.m.
Applications of polynomial dynamics to spectral theory of aperiodic infinite Jacobi matrices.
William Yessen*, Rice University
(1106371928)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Network Science (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), II
Room 007D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Bailey Fosdick, Colorado State University
Franklin H. J. Kenter, Rice University fhk2@rice.edu
Christine Klymko, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Johan Ugander, Microsoft Research

1:00 p.m.
Communities in Multilayer Networks.
Peter J. Mucha*, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1106912449) 
2:00 p.m.
WTM maps for complex contagion on noisy geometric networks.
Dane Taylor*, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
(1106911213) 
3:00 p.m.
Identifying Influential Upsets in College Football.
Kevin Hutson*, Furman University
Michael Berry, University of Tennessee
Tim Chartier, Davidson College
Amy Langville, College of Charleston
(1106912381) 
3:30 p.m.
Sampling Single CutorJoin Scenario.
Heather Smith*, University of South Carolina
István Miklós, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
(1106921481)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Operator Algebras and Their Applications: A Tribute to Richard V. Kadison, III
Room 001A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University r.doran@tcu.edu
Efton Park, Texas Christian University

1:00 p.m.
Elementary amenable groups are quasidiagonal.
Mikael Rordam*, University of Copenhagen
(110646544) 
1:30 p.m.
Structure and applications of real $C^*$algebras.
Jonathan Rosenberg*, University of Maryland
(110646298) 
2:00 p.m.
Cohomology theory for von Neumann algebras.
Roger R. Smith*, Texas A&M University
Florin Pop, Wagner College
(110646750) 
2:30 p.m.
Separable states and positive maps.
Erling Størmer*, Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo
(110646851) 
3:00 p.m.
Recent developments in the theory of Murrayvon Neumann algebras.
Zhe Liu*, University of Central Florida
(110646921) 
3:30 p.m.
Extensions of Pure States. Murrayvon Neumann Algebras.
Richard Kadison*, University of Pennsylvania
(110646964)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part A
Public and privatekey cryptography.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University
Jeff Ehme, Spelman College 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Information and Fusion Categories (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), II
Room 007C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory mrcquantum@gmail.com
Henry J. Tucker, University of Southern California
Amanda Young, University of California, Davis

1:00 p.m.
Symmetry, Defects, and Gauging of Topological Phases.
Maissam Barkeshli*, Microsoft Station Q
Parsa Bonderson, Microsoft Station Q
Meng Cheng, Microsoft Station Q
Zhenghan Wang, Microsoft Station Q
(1106182364) 
2:00 p.m.
Entanglement Spectra in LevinWen models for Topological Phases in Two Dimensions.
Yuting Hu*, University of Utah
Brendan G. Pankovich, University of Utah
YongShi Wu, University of Utah; Fudan University
(1106812768) 
2:30 p.m.
Operator algebras and topological quantum phases.
Pieter Naaijkens*, Leibniz University Hannover
(1106811245) 
3:00 p.m.
Classifying small index subfactors.
David Penneys*, University of California, Los Angeles
(110646903) 
3:30 p.m.
Weak amenability for subfactors.
Arnaud Brothier*, Vanderbilt University
(110646662)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, II
Room 004, Convention Center
Organizers:
Darren A Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
The Unit Bar Visibility Number of Graphs.
Emily Gaub, Pacific University
Michelle Rose*, Mount Saint Mary's University
(110605455) 
1:30 p.m.
Efficiency modularity for finding communities and anticommunities in networks.
Kristen Bales*, East Tennessee State University
Zachary Eager, Rochester Institute of Technology
(110605456) 
2:00 p.m.
Density Determined Graphs and Analyzing Cognitive Changesin the Brains of Athletes.
Alex Strang*, Case Western Reserve University
Oliver Haynes, Rochester Institute of Technology
(110605454) 
2:30 p.m.
A Phenomenological Mathematical Model of a Cardiac Action Potential with Intracellular Calcium Cycling.
Alexander Galarce*, New College of Florida
Sageanne Senneff, University of California  Santa Cruz
(110692678) 
3:00 p.m.
Bifurcation scenarios in external cavity and delaycoupled semiconductor lasers.
Ethan Koenig*, Cornell University
Jessica Walker, Mary Balwin College
(110637679) 
3:30 p.m.
Continuous Methods for the Inverse Problem of Identifying a Parameter in FourthOrder Boundary Value Problems.
Baasansuren Jadamba, Rochester Institute of Technology
Raphael Kahler*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Akhtar A Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1106491591)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Ricci Curvature for Homogeneous Spaces and Related Topics, II
Room 006C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Megan Kerr, Wellesley College mkerr@wellesley.edu
Tracy Payne, Idaho State University

1:00 p.m.
Boundary effect of Ricci curvature.
Xiaodong Wang*, Michigan State University
(110653547) 
1:30 p.m.
Ricci curvature in Sasakian and Kaehler Geometry.
Christina Wiis TonnesenFriedman*, Union College
(110653515) 
2:00 p.m.
Rigidity Theorems for Submetries in Positive Curvature.
Karsten Grove*, University of Notre Dame
Xiaoyang Chen, University of Macau, China
(110653683) 
2:30 p.m.
Universal Covers of Spaces with Curvature Bounded from Below.
Guofang Wei*, UC Santa Barbara
(1106531018) 
3:00 p.m.
Positive weighted Sectional Curvature.
William Wylie*, Syracuse University
(1106531033) 
3:30 p.m.
A Discrete Yamabe Problem.
Andrea N Young*, Ripon College
(1106511168)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on SetValued Optimization and Variational Problems with Applications, II
Room 008B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Akhtar A. Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology aaksma@rit.edu
Mau Nam Nguyen, Portland State University
Miguel Sama, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid
Christiane Tammer, Martin Luther University HalleWittenberg

1:00 p.m.
A unified approach to uncertain optimization.
Christiane Tammer*, Martin Luther University HalleWittenberg
Kathrin Klamroth, University of Wuppertal
Elisabeth Köbis, University ErlangenNürnberg
Anita Schöbel, GeorgAugustUniversity Göttingen
(1106491859) 
1:30 p.m.
On Proximal ForwardBackward Splitting Method for Convex Optimization Problems.
Jose Yunier Bello Cruz*, Federal University of Goiás / University of British Columbia
T.T.A. Nghia, Oakland University
(1106901448) 
2:00 p.m.
Iterative Methods for Generalized Mixed Equilibrium and Fixed Point Problems for Nonexpansive Semigroups in a Hilbert Space.
Behzad Djafari Rouhani*, University of Texas at El Paso
Kaleem Raza Kazmi, Aligarh Muslim University
Mohammad Farid, Aligarh Muslim University
(1106491424) 
2:30 p.m.
Computation of Dynamic Multivariate Risk Measures and a Relation to a SetValued Bellman's Principle.
Zach Feinstein*, Washington University in St. Louis
Birgit Rudloff, Princeton University
(1106901179) 
3:00 p.m.
Higherorder metric subregularity and its applications.
Boris S. Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Wei Ouyang*, Wayne State University
(110649103) 
3:30 p.m.
DennisMoré Theorems for Nonsmooth Generalized Equations.
Asen L Dontchev*, Mathematical Reviews (AMS)
(110649858)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on The Mathematics of Planet Earth, II
Room 214D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal rousseac@dms.umontreal.ca
Hans Kaper, Georgetown University and Mathematics and Climate Research Network

1:00 p.m.
Modeling the Melt: What Math Tells Us About the Shrinking Polar Ice Caps.
Kenneth M. Golden*, University of Utah
(1106AC1569) 
1:45 p.m.
Inverse Retrospective Problems in Dynamics of the Earth's Interior.
Alik IsmailZadeh*, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
(1106AC264) 
2:30 p.m.
Approximation of a Degenerate Elliptic Equation Arising from a TwoPhase Mixture Modeling the Motion of the Earth's Mantle.
Todd Arbogast*, University of Texas at Austin
Marc A Hesse, University of Texas at Austin
Abraham L Taicher, University of Texas at Austin
(1106AC580) 
3:15 p.m.
Coupling flow and mechanics porous media.
Mary F Wheeler*, The University of Texas at Austin
(1106AC1727)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Activities, Demonstrations, and Projects that Enhance the Study of Undergraduate Geometry, II
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sarah Mabrouk, Framingham State University smabrouk@framingham.edu

1:00 p.m.
Mathematics, fractals & fashion design: A studentcreated fractal sculpture.
Alice E Petillo*, Marymount University
(1106A12686) 
1:20 p.m.
Wooden you like to play with some Penrose Tiles?
Josh Thompson*, Northern Michigan University
(1106A12415) 
1:40 p.m.
On the use of visual mathematics.
Andras Bezdek*, Auburn University
(1106A12473) 
2:00 p.m.
The Ruler Matters.
Daniel Dobbs*, Huntington University
(1106A11743) 
2:20 p.m.
Geometry via Student Proof Presentations.
Mark A. Brown*, MidAmerica Nazarene University
(1106A12414) 
2:40 p.m.
Finding Treasure: Exploring Taxicab Geometry through a Game.
Leah R Childers*, Benedictine College
(1106A1961) 
3:00 p.m.
Jack and the Beanstalk, Flintstone and Color Geometries: Teaching Finite Geometries in a course for Secondary Education Mathematics Students.
Ward Heilman*, Bridgewater State University
(1106A1246) 
3:20 p.m.
Transformation Composition  A Concrete, Constructive Approach.
Michael D Hvidsten*, Gustavus Adolphus College
(1106A11909) 
3:40 p.m.
MiniChapters for College Geometry.
William E. Fenton*, Bellarmine University
(1106A11944) 
4:00 p.m.
Planar Hyperbolic Geometry through Inquiry.
David Crombecque*, University of Southern California
(1106A12382)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Commutative Algebra
Room 102A, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Hopf algebras of reductive differential algebraic groups.
Andrey Minchenko*, Weizmann Institute of Science
(1106132519) 
1:15 p.m.
CastelnuovoMumford Regularity of Mixed Spline Spaces.
Michael DiPasquale*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1106132560) 
1:30 p.m.
Strongly Generic Artinian Monomial Ideals and Upper Intervals in the Weak Bruhat Order.
Gwyneth R Whieldon*, Hood College
Jill Bigley Dunham, Irvine, CA
(1106132608) 
1:45 p.m.
A generalization of strong Mori domains.
Jung Wook Lim*, Kyungpook National University
(110613165) 
2:00 p.m.
Factorization in Mori Domains.
Mark Batell*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1106131730) 
2:15 p.m.
Intersection algebras for principal monomial ideals in polynomial rings.
Florian Enescu, Georgia State University
Sara L. C. Malec*, University of the Pacific
(1106132399) 
2:30 p.m.
Gorenstein Liaison of Skew Tableau Ideals.
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky
Bill Robinson*, University of Kentucky
(1106132089) 
2:45 p.m.
Gorenstein Dimensions of Some Rings of the Form $R \oplus C$.
Pye Phyo Aung*, North Dakota State University
(110613632) 
3:00 p.m.
The Group of Divisibility of a Finite Intersection of Valuation Rings.
Lokendra P Paudel*, New Mexico State University
(110613814) 
3:15 p.m.
On the CohenMacaulayness of $S_n$Invariant Subspace Arrangements.
Aaron N Brookner*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Corwin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Steven V Sam, UC Berkeley
Pavel Etingof, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1106132646)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry
Room 208, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Constructing Covers for Convex Codes.
Chad Giusti, University of Pennsylvania
William Kronholm*, Whittier College
(1106521038) 
1:15 p.m.
Optimal Polarization for Integrable Kernels.
Brian Simanek*, Vanderbilt University
(1106521728) 
1:30 p.m.
Polygon Curvature Flow.
Ryan Gallagher*, University of Connecticut
Jessie De La Cruz Santos, College of the Holy Cross
Sarah Hadaidi, University of Kentucky
(1106521506) 
1:45 p.m.
A Substructure of Maximal Caps in $AG(4,3)$.
Elizabeth McMahon*, Lafayette College
Jordan Awan, Brandeis University
Claire Frechette, Brown University
Yumi Li, First Investors Corporation
(110652389) 
2:00 p.m.
Counting the Unit Polyhedron Volumes in a Tetrahedral Construction.
Jeremy Newton*, Lee University
Debra Mimbs, Lee University
(1106522497) 
2:15 p.m.
Bounds on Induced Multinets.
Jeremiah Bartz*, Francis Marion University
(1106522110) 
2:30 p.m.
Finding The Inverse Of A Doodle.
Bryan A Curtis*, Metropolitan State University of Denver
(1106522160)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Helping Students See Beyond Calculus
Room 204A, Convention Center
Organizers:
David M Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Courtney Davis, Pepperdine University
Angela Spalsbury, Youngstown State University
James Tanton, MAA

1:00 p.m.
Helping students see beyond Calculus.
David M Strong*, Pepperdine University
(1106E12521) 
1:20 p.m.
An introduction to Linear Algebra.
David M Strong*, Pepperdine University
(1106E12524) 
1:40 p.m.
Systems of Equations as Matrices and Hill Cipher.
Annela R Kelly*, Bridgewater State University
(1106E12704) 
2:00 p.m.
Spanning and weighted spanning trees: a different kind of optimization.
Sarahmarie Belcastro*, MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity)
(1106E12085) 
2:20 p.m.
Music and the Symmetry Group of the Dodecagon.
Philip Joseph Lombardo*, St. Joseph's College of New York
(1106E11410) 
2:40 p.m.
Investigating the mathematics of folding regularpolygonbase boxes.
Tamara B Veenstra*, University of Redlands
sarahmarie belcastro, Smith College
(1106E11955) 
3:00 p.m.
Applications of Derivatives to Image Processing within a Calculus Course.
Yevgeniy V. Galperin*, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1106E11940) 
3:20 p.m.
Connecting STE to M.
Robert R Rogers*, State University of New York at Fredonia
(1106E11642) 
3:40 p.m.
Teaching with a Smile.
Igor V. Minevich*, Boston College
(1106E1908) 
4:00 p.m.
Shortest paths, soap films, and mathematics.
Michael Dorff*, Brigham Young University
(1106E1305)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Learning in FirstYear and SecondYear Courses, III
Room 209, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dana C. Ernst, Northern Arizona University Dana.Ernst@nau.edu
Angie Hodge, University of Nebraska Omaha
Theron J Hitchman, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 p.m.
InquiryBased Learning in Honors Calculus I.
Oscar Chavez*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(1106G52578) 
1:20 p.m.
Applying the InquiryBased Learning Elements in Teaching Calculus II class.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University
(1106G51752) 
1:40 p.m.
Incorporating Social Norms and "Leveling Up" to a MediumSized Calculus II Course.
Milos Savic*, University of Oklahoma
(1106G51689) 
2:00 p.m.
Developing a set of IBL course notes for integral calculus: ideas, challenges, and a request for suggestions.
Brian M. Loft*, Sam Houston State University
(1106G51560) 
2:20 p.m.
Teaching Calculus 1 and 2 using Inquiry.
Christine von Renesse*, Westfield State University, MA
Mairead Greene, Rockhurst University, MO
Paula Shorter, Rockhurst University
(1106G51414) 
2:40 p.m.
Inquirybased learning of transcendental functions in calculus I and II.
Celil Ekici*, University of the Virgin Islands
Andrew Gard, University of the Virgin Islands
(1106G51277) 
3:00 p.m.
Smallgroup activities instead of examples: an inquirybased approach to calculus.
Matt Boelkins*, Grand Valley State University
(1106G51087) 
3:20 p.m.
IBL Course Notes for Calculus I, II, & III.
W. Ted Mahavier*, Lamar University
(1106G5993) 
3:40 p.m.
Interactive Engagement in Calculus Labs at Missouri S&T.
Stephanie L. Fitch*, Missouri S&T
Robert P. Roe, Missouri S&T
Paul N. Runnion, Missouri S&T
(1106G51357) 
4:00 p.m.
Daily Student Presentations in Quantitative Reasoning and Calculus.
Allison K Henrich*, Seattle University
(1106G51365)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics Education, II
Room 212A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
The influence of handson activities incorporating different models on student understandings of rational numbers.
Xiaofen Zhang*, Texas State University San Marcos
(1106VD1579) 
1:15 p.m.
Equivalent fractions and the importance of whole.
Sayonita Ghosh Hajra*, University of Utah
(1106VD2444) 
1:30 p.m.
What is the best way to learn Regression Analysis ?
Aldo R. Maldonado*, Park University
(1106VD2297) 
1:45 p.m.
University students' attitudes toward mathematics.
Soofia Malik*, University of Wyoming
(1106VD5) 
2:00 p.m.
Implementing ReformOriented Statistics in the Middle Grades: A Case Study.
Natasha E. Gerstenschlager*, Middle Tennessee State University
(1106VD457) 
2:15 p.m.
The Interrelationship of Preservice Elementary Teachers' Beliefs About Rational Numbers.
Sandra Richardson*, Virginia State University
(1106VD534) 
2:30 p.m.
Using the coordinate plane to connect algebra and geometry and develop symbol sense.
JeanneMarie Linker*, Texas State University
Sonalee Bhattacharyya, Texas State University
Nama Namakshi, Texas State University
Christina Starkey, Texas State University
(1106VD159) 
2:45 p.m.
John's Lemma: How One Student's Proof Activity Informed his Understanding of Inverse.
David Plaxco*, Virginia Tech
(1106VD927) 
3:00 p.m.
Cultivating mathematical affections: Reimagining research on affect in math education.
Joshua B. Wilkerson*, Texas State University
(1106VD938) 
3:15 p.m.
Calculus for Bio and Medicine: Course and Pedagogy Assessment.
Melissa A Stoner*, Salisbury University
(1106VD994) 
3:30 p.m.
Making math your own: a final project for quantitative literacy courses.
Carrie Muir*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1106VD2670) 
3:45 p.m.
Deducing the Age of an Ancient Natural Nuclear Reactor in a PreCalculus Class.
Alexander G. Atwood*, SUNY Suffolk County Community College
(1106VD2687)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Probability or Statistics, II
Room 212B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
An Analysis of the Coherence Between Experiential and Behavioral Emotional Response During Ambiguous Emotional Stimuli.
Marina L Massaro*, State University of New York College at Geneseo
Kelly R Moran, Clemson University
(1106VI1478) 
1:15 p.m.
A Time Series Model for the Prediction of Flooding in Water Rivers.
Katerina Tsakiri*, University of Brighton
Antonios Marsellos, University of Brighton
Igor Zurbenko, State University of New York at Albany
(1106VI2383) 
1:30 p.m.
The Interpretation of Probability is not a Philosophical Argument.
Paolo Rocchi*, LUISS University and IBM Italia
(1106VI1047) 
1:45 p.m.
Modeling Stock Price Changes using a Finite Mixture.
Rasitha Rangani Jayasekare*, Centre College, Danville, KY
Ryan Gill, University of Louisville
Kiseop Lee, University of Louisville
(1106VI667) 
2:00 p.m.
Optimal Sensor Design for Photovoltaic Power Plants.
Justin R. Sims*, Baylor University
Jane L. Harvill, Baylor University
Clifford W. Hansen, Sandia National Laboratories
(1106VI1086) 
2:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Anthropometric and nutritional correlates of obesity in Native American adolescents.
Benjamin David Knisley*, California Baptist University
Grace Crosby, California Baptist University
Hannah Te Stipek, California Baptist University
Margaret Barth, PhD, California Baptist University
Linn Carothers, PhD, California Baptist University
(1106VI2736) 
2:30 p.m.
Analysis of Property Values in New York State: Transactions vs. Assessments.
Devin P Kapper*, Clarkson University
Sumona Mondal, Clarkson University
Martin D Heintzelman, Clarkson University
(1106VI2413) 
2:45 p.m.
Statistical and Bayesian Analysis of Factors Associated with Fibromyalgia Syndrome Subjects.
Veroni Jayawardana*, Clarkson University, Potsdam NY
Sumona Mondal, Clarkson University, Potsdam NY
(1106VI2373) 
3:00 p.m.
A Transitional Modeling of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere by Climate Regions in the United States.
Doo Young Kim*, University of South Florida
Chris P. Tsokos, University of South Florida
(1106VI2935) 
3:15 p.m.
Modeling Carbon Dioxide Emission Data using Functional Data Analysis Approach.
Ram C Kafle*, Sam Houston State University
Netra Khanal, The University of Tampa
Chris P. Tsokos, University of South Florida
(1106VI1188) 
3:30 p.m.
Statistical Analysis of Land Cover of South Dakota.
Mitra Lal Devkota*, Shawnee State University
Gary D Hatfield, South Dakota State University
Saroj Thapa, University of North Dakota
(1106VI1950) 
3:45 p.m.
Artificial Neural Network for Competing risks using Bayesian Learning.
Taysseer Sharaf*, University of South Florida
Chris Tsokos, University of South Florida
(1106VI2487) 
4:00 p.m.
Modeling Lung Cancer Mortality Using Bayesian Analysis.
Bhikhari P. Tharu*, University of South Florida
Ram C. Kafle, Sam Houston State University, TX, USA
Chris P. Tsokos, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
(1106VI2512)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Number Theory, I
Room 210B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Prime number pattern Having stated that;the distance's between consecutive squares are odd.
Nick Bogatirev*, Monterey, California
(1106VQ43) 
1:15 p.m.
Explicit point on elliptic curves over function fields.
Ricardo Conceicao*, Oxford College of Emory University
Chris Hall, University of Wyoming, Laramie
Douglas Ulmer, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1106VQ91) 
1:30 p.m.
A New Proof of the ProuhetTarryEscott Problem.
Hieu D Nguyen*, Rowan University
(1106VQ339) 
1:45 p.m.
Mathematical properties of decimal counting boards.
Patricia Baggett*, New Mexico State University
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, Computer Science Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1106VQ476) 
2:00 p.m.
Computing the Least Factorial that Multiplies a Rational Number into an Integer.
Gregory V. Bard*, University of WisconsinStout
(1106VQ2889) 
2:15 p.m.
Ternary Representation of Collatz function.
Ji Young Choi*, Shippensburg University of PA
(1106VQ787) 
2:30 p.m.
Class group and unit group computation in large degree number fields and applications.
JeanFrancois Biasse*, University of Waterloo
(1106VQ1176) 
2:45 p.m.
The most popular largest prime divisors.
Nathan G McNew*, Dartmouth College
(1106VQ1360) 
3:00 p.m.
Some algebraic and geometric properties of Fibonacci Polynomials in the Hosoya triangle.
Rigoberto Florez*, The Citadel
Robinson Higuita, Universidad de Antioquia
Antara Mukherjee, The Citadel
(1106VQ1404) 
3:15 p.m.
Essentially Unique Representations by Certain Ternary Quadratic Forms.
Frank Patane*, University of Florida
A. Berkovich, University of Florida
(1106VQ1962) 
3:30 p.m.
An Infinite Family of Cubic Polynomials with Emergent Reducibility at Depth 1.
Jason I Preszler*, University of Puget Sound
(1106VQ1636) 
3:45 p.m.
Finding Lfunctions of hyperelliptic curves.
David W Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
Sally Koutsoliotas*, Bucknell University
Stefan Lemurell, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothernburg
(1106VQ1822)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Teaching or Learning Developmental Mathematics
Room 213B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Social Media  a Supplemental Instructional Platform to promote Dynamic SelfRegulated Learning: Deconstructing mathematical precepts through virtual social constructivism lenses.
Wayne D Russell*, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
(1106VU279) 
1:15 p.m.
Teaching Developmental Mathematics Courses at HBCUs.
Qingxia Li*, Fisk University
(1106VU572) 
1:30 p.m.
FastTrack Summer Math Program: Supporting Developmental Math Students.
Jennifer Kosiak*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Bob Hoar, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Jim Sobota, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Robert Allen, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
(1106VU1050) 
1:45 p.m.
Fostering Student Success in Developmental Math.
Alvina J Atkinson*, Georgia Gwinnett College
Barry D. Biddlecomb, Georgia Gwinnett College
D. Natasha Brewley, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1106VU1159) 
2:00 p.m.
Understanding One Faculty Member's Experience Teaching College Algebra.
Mary H Williams*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Ruth Heaton, University of NebraskaLincoln
Wendy Smith, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106VU1656) 
2:15 p.m.
Embedding Remedial Mathematics in Liberal Arts Quantitative Reasoning Course.
Hansun To, Worcester State University
Eileen Perez*, Worcester State University
(1106VU1815) 
2:30 p.m.
Adapting the Singapore Model Method of Problem Solving Framework to College Level  Progress Report.
Umesh P. Nagarkatte*, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Joshua Berenbom, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
(1106VU2753) 
2:45 p.m.
Faculty Perspectives on College Readiness and Remedial Courses.
Nihan S. Er*, Akdeniz University Alanya Education FacultyAntalyaTurkey
(1106VU2365) 
3:00 p.m.
Teaching Beginning Algebra Beyond Visual Forms.
Shumei C Richman*, Midlands Technical College
(1106VU1045) 
3:15 p.m.
Get ready: A competencybased path to avoiding the developmental mathematics course using Khan Academy.
Jeff Bay, Maryville College
Maria Siopsis*, Maryville College
(1106VU2136) 
3:30 p.m.
Using Assessment and Management to Improve Learning Outcomes in Precalculus.
Christina Lee*, The College of New Jersey
(1106VU2902)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Topology
Room 213A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Topologically BetaType Transitive Maps.
Mohammed N. Murad*, University of Sulaimani
(1106VR38) 
1:15 p.m.
Discrete Morse theory at the service of elementary number theory.
Nicholas A Scoville*, Ursinus College
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University
(1106VR271) 
1:30 p.m.
Ascending Number of Virtual Link Diagrams.
Ramanjit K. Sahi*, Austin Peay State University
Noureen A. Khan, University of North Texas Dallas
(1106VR519) 
1:45 p.m.
The Natural Semidirect product $R^{n} \rtimes G(n)$ is an Algebraically Determined Polish Group.
Weam M. AlTameemi*, Texas A&M International University
Robert R. Kallman, University of North Texas
(1106VR1190) 
2:00 p.m.
An Algebraic Structure on Cubical Sets.
Rostam Sabeti*, Olivet College
(1106VR1712) 
2:15 p.m.
Proximal compact spaces are Corson compact.
Steven Clontz*, Auburn University
(1106VR1883) 
2:30 p.m.
The Weighted $L^2$(co)homology of Coxeter Groups.
Wiktor Jerzy Mogilski*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1106VR1921) 
2:45 p.m.
Patterns in a NonSymmetric Polynomial related to the Colored Jones Polynomial of Amphichiral Knots.
Katherine P. Walsh*, University of Arizona
(1106VR2191) 
3:00 p.m.
Models for Configuration Spaces and their Relations.
Jason Marshall Lucas*, Purdue University
(1106VR2287) 
3:15 p.m.
Goodwillie calculus in the category of small categories.
Deborah Vicinsky*, University of Oregon
(1106VR2514) 
3:30 p.m.
Topology of the Complement of Certain Families of Trigonal Curves and Their Associated Dessins d'Enfants.
Mehmet Emin Aktas*, Florida State University
Eriko Hironaka, Florida State University
(1106VR2729) 
3:45 p.m.
Introducing $\pi$Base: An Interactive Encyclopedia of Topological Spaces.
James Dabbs, Atlanta, GA
Austin Mohr*, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(1106VR438) 
4:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A product of nested radicals for the AGM.
Thomas J. Osler*, Rowan University
(1106VR490)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Carla Martin, U.S. Department of Defense carla.dee@gmail.com
Phil Gustafson, Mesa State University
Michael Monticino, University of North Texas

1:00 p.m.
Noise removal in Fourier transform profilometry.
Thomas Höft*, University of St. Thomas
(1106J11653) 
1:20 p.m.
The Adventures of an Academic Working as an Analyst for the Air Force.
Michelle L. Ghrist*, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1106J12668) 
1:40 p.m.
Is my indoor air affected by vapor intrusion? If so, is it dangerous?
Stephanie Fitchett*, Neptune and Company
(1106J11267) 
2:00 p.m.
Ranking terrorist as targets using a hybrid AHPTOPSIS methodology.
William P. Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
Brendan Ormond, Naval Postgraduate School
Alex Williams, Naval Postgraduate School
(1106J11192) 
2:20 p.m.
Longterm crime forecasting and setting crime reduction targets.
Erik Bates*, Stanford University
Anthony Gusman, Vanguard University
Stephanie Sanchez, University of California, Los Angeles
Sarah Verros, Colorado School of Mines
(1106J12776) 
2:40 p.m.
The Future of Image/Video Feature Detection.
Candice Rockell Gerster*, Department of Defense
(1106J11798) 
3:00 p.m.
Math in the City.
Adam H. Fuller*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jeremy Trageser, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1106J12327) 
3:20 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Methodologies for Statistical Analysis of the Effects of Drug Use on Hidden Populations.
Omayra Ortega*, Arizona State University
Gloria Crispino, StatisticaMedica Ltd
Catherine Comiskey, National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol (NACDA) and TCD
(1106J12942) 
3:40 p.m.
Automated Scoring of Graphs.
James H. Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1106J1990) 
4:00 p.m.
Math and the Mouse: Explorations of Mathematics and Science at Walt Disney World.
Elizabeth L Bouzarth*, Furman University
John Harris, Furman University
Kevin Hutson, Furman University
(1106J11231)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Nonassociative Rings and Algebras, Category Theory, and Homological Algebra
Room 101A, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
How to Do Homological Algebra with Complete Modules.
Gabriel Valenzuela*, Wesleyan University
(1106551780) 
1:15 p.m.
The GrothendieckTeichmuller group, homotopy algebras, and formality morphisms.
Brian J. Paljug*, Temple University
Vasily A. Dolgushev, Temple University
(1106181075) 
1:30 p.m.
On Modules with an Upper Triangular Presentation Matrix.
Denise A. Rangel Tracy*, Syracuse University
(1106182331) 
1:45 p.m.
On the classification of fusion categories Grothendieck equivalent to $B_{p,2}$.
E. Ardonne, Department of Physics, Stockholm University
P. Finch, Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Leibniz Universitat Hannover
M. Titsworth*, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas
(1106182368) 
2:00 p.m.
Cofree coalgebras in common abelian monoidal categories.
Adnan Abdulwahid, University of Iowa
Miodrag Iovanov*, University of Iowa
(1106182836) 
2:15 p.m.
Hopf algebra gauge theory.
Derek K. Wise*, University of ErlangenNürnberg
(1106182477) 
2:30 p.m.
Some Demazure Crystals for $U_q\left(A_n^{(1)}\right)$.
Margaret L Rahmoeller*, North Carolina State University
(110600626) 
2:45 p.m.
Additional Symmetries of the Extended Toda Hierarchy.
William Wheeless*, North Carolina State University
(1106002127) 
3:00 p.m.
A multivariate generating function for the Weyl Dimension Formula.
Wayne Johnson*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(1106171182) 
3:15 p.m.
Coisotropic subalgebras of complex semisimple Lie bialgebras.
Nicole Kroeger*, SC Governor's School for Science and Math
(1106171522) 
3:30 p.m.
Solvable Leibniz Algebras with Abelian Nilradical.
Lindsey BoskoDunbar, Spring Hill College
Matthew Burke*, The University of Texas at Tyler
Jonathan Dunbar, Spring Hill College
J.T. Hird, West Virginia University, Institute of Technology
Kristen StaggRovira, The University of Texas at Tyler
(1106172166) 
3:45 p.m.
A count of maximal dominant weights of integrable modules.
Rebecca L. Jayne*, HampdenSydney College
(1106172500) 
4:00 p.m.
An infinite wedge representation of the Lie superalgebra $\mathfrak{gl}_{\infty\infty}$.
Brad J Schleben*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
(1106171495)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, III
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Karen Keene, North Carolina State University kakeene@ncsu.edu
Timothy FukawaConnelly, Drexel University
Michelle Zandieh, Arizona State University

1:00 p.m.
Undergraduate students' understanding of logical components in problem solving.
Kyeong Hah Roh, Arizona State University
Austin Tanner*, Arizona State University
Yong Hah Lee, Ewha Womans University
(1106L1428) 
1:20 p.m.
Implementing inquiryoriented instructional materials: A comparison of two classrooms.
Hayley ML Milbourne*, San Diego State University
(1106L12633) 
1:40 p.m.
We will present the results of a qualitative analysis of the amount and quantity of students' discourse in an inquiry oriented differential equations class and those students academic performance.
Karen Keene*, North Carolina State University
Nicholas Fortune, North Carolina State University
Celethia McNeil, North Carolina State University
(1106L12440) 
2:00 p.m.
The Transfer of Knowledge from Groups to Rings: An Exploratory Study.
John Paul Cook*, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Brian Katz, Augustana College
Milos Savic, University of Oklahoma
(1106L12354) 
2:20 p.m.
InquiryOriented Linear Algebra (IOLA): An RMEbased instructional sequence for change of basis and eigentheory.
Michelle Zandieh*, Arizona State University
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech
David Plaxco, Virginia Tech
(1106L11855) 
2:40 p.m.
What's a factorial? Insights into student reasoning about the multiplication principle.
Elise Lockwood*, Oregon State University
Craig A. Swinyard, University of Portland
John S. Caughman, Portland State University
(1106L1219) 
3:00 p.m.
Student Use of Venn Diagrams to Represent Additive and Multiplicative Reasoning in Counting Problems.
Aviva Halani*, Phillips Exeter Academy
(1106L1655) 
3:20 p.m.
From Telling and Doing to Thinking, Explaining, and Anticipating: Mathematics Graduate Students' Changing Descriptions of Their Role as Instructors.
Mary Beisiegel*, Oregon State University
(1106L12685) 
3:40 p.m.
Perspectives of Beginning Mathematics Graduate Teaching Assistants on Teaching and Learning Mathematics and their Preparation Program.
Kedar M Nepal*, Mercer University
(1106L12105) 
4:00 p.m.
A selfregulated learning intervention for developmental mathematics students at a community college: Effects of study journals on achievement and study habits.
Jennifer L Travis*, Lone Star CollegeNorth Harris
(1106L12222)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Statistics Education beyond the Introductory Statistics Course, I
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College rpruim@calvin.edu
Scott Alberts, Truman State University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University

1:00 p.m.
Opportunities for Statistics Students: Undergraduate Requirements, Research, Internships, and Future Employment.
Barbara A Wainwright*, Salisbury University
(1106M5416) 
1:20 p.m.
A Modified TeamBased Learning Approach to a First Semester Mathematical Statistics Course.
Logan Tyler Soich*, Ripon College
Chester Ivan Ismay, Ripon College
(1106M51259) 
1:40 p.m.
ChooseYourOwn Capstone Adventure: Providing Flexible Paths for Undergraduate Statistics Majors.
Rebecca Nugent*, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106M52822) 
2:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A Second Course in Undergraduate Statistics with an Interdisciplinary Approach.
Mary Majerus*, Westminster College, Fulton, MO
(1106M52358) 
2:20 p.m.
The increasing role of data science in undergraduate statistics programs: new guidelines, new opportunities, and new challenges.
Nicholas J Horton*, Amherst College
(1106M5680) 
2:40 p.m.
Statistical Computing: Strengthening Conceptual Understanding of Statistical Science.
John D Emerson*, Middlebury College
(1106M52695) 
3:00 p.m.
How R You Using Statistics? Connecting the Second Statistics Course to Multiple Disciplines through Projects.
Judith E Canner*, California State University, Monterey Bay
(1106M52501) 
3:20 p.m.
Data from Everywhere, Analysis for All!
Dominic Klyve*, Central Washington University
(1106M51786) 
3:40 p.m.
Jazz up projects with web crawling.
Sue B Schou*, Idaho State University
(1106M51632) 
4:00 p.m.
Teaching the Background for Data Science and Analytics.
Rick Cleary*, Babson College
(1106M5380)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Topology and Manifolds, II
Room 101B, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Geometrically Similar Hyperbolic Pretzel Knots.
Christian R Millichap*, Temple University
(110657231) 
1:15 p.m.
Spun Almost Normal Form.
Katherine L. Paullin*, Saint Louis University
(1106572406) 
1:30 p.m.
HOMFLY polynomial calculus for links and AENV conjecture.
Semeon Arthamonov*, Rutgers University
Andrei Mironov, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
Alexei Morozov, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
Andrey Morozov, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
(1106572781) 
1:45 p.m.
An algebraic construction of colored HOMFLYPT homology.
Michael A Abel*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Matt Hogancamp, Indiana University
(1106572386) 
2:00 p.m.
Planar algebra structure in bordered Khovanov homology.
Nguyen D Duong*, The University of Alabama
Lawrence P Roberts, The University of Alabama
(110657437) 
2:15 p.m.
The minimal genus problem in $\mathbb{C} \mathbb{P}^2 # \mathbb{C} \mathbb{P}^2$.
Mohamed Ait Nouh*, University of Texas at El Paso
(1106571270) 
2:30 p.m.
All 4dimensional infrasolvmanifolds are boundaries.
Scott Van Thuong*, Pittsburg State University
(110657276) 
2:45 p.m.
Action Dimension of RightAngled Artin Groups.
Grigori Avramidi, University of Utah
Michael W. Davis, Ohio State University
Boris Okun, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Kevin Schreve*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1106571766) 
3:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Approximating optimal curvatureconstrained paths in nonpositively curved square complexes.
Jason Thomson La Corte*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1106571456) 
3:15 p.m.
The Classification of VTransverse Knots and Loose Legendrians.
Patricia Cahn*, University of Pennsylvania
Vladimir Chernov, Dartmouth College
(110657278) 
3:30 p.m.
Sparse Grassmannian Embeddings for Hyperspectral Image Classification.
Sofya Chepushtanova*, Colorado State University
Michael Kirby, Colorado State University
(1106581265)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Matrix Concentration Inequalities
Room 202A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Joel A. Tropp, California Institute of Technology jtropp@cms.caltech.edu

1:00 p.m.
Computing Active Subspaces.
Paul G Constantine*, Colorado School of Mines
David F Gleich, Purdue University
(1106651670) 
1:30 p.m.
Matrix probing and some of its applications.
Laurent Demanet*, MIT
(1106411102) 
2:00 p.m.
Coherent matrix completion.
Rachel Ward*, University of Texas, Austin
Yudong Chen, UC Berkeley
Srinadh Bhojanapalli, UT Austin
Sujay Sanghavi, UT Austin
(1106621406) 
2:30 p.m.
Rank Centrality: Ranking from pairwise comparisons.
Sewoong Oh*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Prateek Jain, Microsoft Research
(1106151431) 
3:00 p.m.
Matroid Bases and Matrix Concentration.
Nicholas J.A. Harvey*, University of British Columbia
Neil Olver, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
(1106681108) 
3:30 p.m.
Stein's Method for Matrix Concentration.
Lester Mackey*, Stanford University
Michael I Jordan, UC Berkeley
Richard Y Chen, California Institute of Technology
Brendan Farrell, California Institute of Technology
Joel A. Tropp, California Institute of Technology
(1106601473)

1:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Active learning strategies for mathematics.
Room 207B, Convention Center
Organizers:
David Bressoud, Macalester College
Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
Jesus Antonio DeLoera, University of California, Davis
Moderators:
Douglas Mupasiri, University of Northern Iowa
Panelists:
Stephen DeBacker, University of MichiganAnn Arbor
Dennis DeTurck, University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Michael Starbird, University of TexasAustin 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and TeachersAmerican Mathematics Competitions Special Presentation
Math wrangle.
Room 214C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Steve Dunbar, American Mathematics Competitions
Ed Keppelman, University of Nevada, Reno
Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and TeachersAmerican Mathematics Competitions Special Presentation
Math wrangle.
Room 216B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Steve Dunbar, American Mathematics Competitions
Ed Keppelman, University of Nevada, Reno
Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Oncampus interview survival guide.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University
Jacob A. White, Texas A&M University
Panelists:
Antonia Cardwell, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Greta Panova, University of California Los Angeles
Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Speed interviewing marathon for students.
Room 217B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women in Mathematics Panel Discussion
Writing competitive grant applications.
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
Semra KilicBahi, ColbySawyer College
Kimberly A. Roth, Juniata College
Panelists:
Florence Fasanelli, MAA
Elizabeth Teles, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Victoria Powers, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation
Roselyn E. Williams, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences Panel Discussion
Effective selfpromotion to advance your career in mathematics.
Room 203A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Christine Guenther, Pacific University
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Tanya Leise, Amherst College
Panelists:
Pam Cook, University of Delaware
Deborah Lockhart, National Science Foundation
Dana Randall, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sara Y. Del Valle, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion
Room 216A, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Project NExT Lecture
Room 217D, Convention Center

2:00 p.m.
Ruminations on learning to teach: developing pedagogical intimacy, productive persistence, and other aspects of critical pedagogy.
Uri Treisman*, University of Texas at Austin

2:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jon Scott, Montgomery College jon.scott@montgomerycollege.edu

2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Updating the WeBWorK National Problem Library.
Jeff Holt*, University of Virginia
John Jones, Arizona State University 
2:00 p.m.
Distributome: An Interactive Webbased Resource for Probability Distributions.
Kyle Siegrist*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Ivo Dinov, University of Michigan
Dennis Pearl, The Ohio State University 
2:00 p.m.
Native Americanbased Mathematics Materials for Integration into Undergraduate Courses.
Charles Peter Funkhouser*, California State University Fullerton
Harriet C. Edwards, California State University Fullerton
Miles Pfahl, Turtle Mountain Community College 
2:00 p.m.
NJ Partnership for Excellence in Middle School Mathematics.
Amy Cohen*, Rutgers University
Michael Weingart, Rutgers University
Mike Beals, Rutgers University
Joan Bennett, Rutgers University
Carolyn Maher, Rutgers University
John Coleman, Toms River Schools 
2:00 p.m.
PIC Math, CURM, and RUMC  Three Programs that Promote Undergraduate Research Nationally.
Michael Dorff*, Brigham Young University
Linda Braddy, MAA
Reza MalekMadani, United States Naval Academy
Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Heidi Berger, Simpson College
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University
Tyler Jarvis, Brigham Young University
Kathryn Leonard, California State UniversityChannel Islands
Colin Adams, Williams College 
2:00 p.m.
Capacity building: Preparing to Train STEM Professionals as Educators.
Mohammed Qazi*, Tuskegee University
Carlton Morris, Tuskegee University
Alicia Curry, Tuskegee University
Michael Curry, Tuskegee University
Melvin Gadson, Tuskegee University
Lauretta Garrett, Tuskegee University
Gerald Griffin, Tuskegee University 
2:00 p.m.
Progress through Calculus.
David Bressoud*, Macalester College
Jess Ellis, Colorado State University
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University
Sean Larsen, Portland State University
Linda Braddy, MAA 
2:00 p.m.
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at California State University, Stanislaus: Teachers from the Valley, for the Valley.
Viji Sundar*, California State UniversityStanislaus 
2:00 p.m.
Seamless Mentoring for STEM Teachers.
Keith Hubbard*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Lesa Beverly, Stephen F. Austin State University 
2:00 p.m.
STEM Real World Applications of Mathematics.
Darren A. Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Joy Lind, University of Sioux Falls 
2:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Noyce Scholars Program.
Diana White*, University of Colorado Denver 
2:00 p.m.
Investigating the Impact of Math Teachers' Circles on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and Classroom Practice.
Diana White*, University of Colorado Denver
Brianna Donaldson, American Institute of Mathematics
Kristin Umland, University of New Mexico
Michael Nakayame, University of New Mexico
Brian Conrey, American Institute of Mathematics 
2:00 p.m.
UTMOST: Undergraduate Teaching of Mathematics with Open Software and Textbook.
Thomas Judson*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Jason Grout, Drake University
Robert Beezer, University of Puget Sound
Kiran Kedlaya, University of California, San Diego
Susan Lynds, University of Colorado at Boulder
Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado at Boulder
William Stein, University of Washington, Seattle 
2:00 p.m.
Recruiting and Preparing Mathematics Majors for HoustonArea Classrooms: The University of HoustonDowntown Noyce Mathematics Teacher Scholarship Program.
Timothy A. Redl*, University of HoustonDowntown
Rebecca J. Quander, University of HoustonDowntown
Nancy A. Leveille, University of HoustonDowntown
Jacqueline J. Sack, University of HoustonDowntown
Michael L. Connell, University of HoustonDowntown 
2:00 p.m.
Paradigms in Physics: Representations of Partial Derivatives.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Corinne Manogue, Oregon State University
Emily van Zee, Oregon State University
David Roundy, Oregon State University
Eric Weber, Oregon State University 
2:00 p.m.
Math in the City.
Adam H. Fuller*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jeremy Trageser, University of NebraskaLincoln
Petronela Radu, University of NebraskaLincoln
Stephen Hartke, University of NebraskaLincoln 
2:00 p.m.
A Handbook for Directors of Quantitative and Mathematical Support Centers.
Michael Schuckers*, St. Lawrence University
Mary O'Neill, Hamilton College
Grace Coulombe, Bates College 
2:00 p.m.
Supporting Pedagogical Innovation for a Generation of Transformation via InquiryBased Learning in Mathematics (SPIGOT).
Stan Yoshinobu*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carol Schumacher, Kenyon College
Matthew Jones, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado 
2:00 p.m.
Attracting Liberal Arts STEM Majors to Teaching: Challenges and Successes in our Noyce Program.
Catherine A. Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
Danuta Bukatko, College of the Holy Cross
Heather Johnson, College of the Holy Cross
Daniel Bitran, College of the Holy Cross
Janine Shertzer, College of the Holy Cross 
2:00 p.m.
Transforming Developmental Mathematics Education in Partnership with Teacher Preparation.
Pavel Sikorskii*, Michigan State University
Kristen Bieda, Michigan State University
Raven McCrory, Michigan State University
Beth HerbelEisenmann, Michigan State University
Kenneth Bradfield, Michigan State University 
2:00 p.m.
Improving the Preparation of Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics.
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
Natasha Speer, University of Maine
Linda Braddy, MAA 
2:00 p.m.
Ithaca College Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program.
David Brown*, Ithaca College
Michael Rogers, Ithaca College
Matthew Price, Ithaca College
Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College
Linda Hanrahan, Ithaca College
Marty Alderman, Ithaca College
Jim Overhiser, Ithaca College 
2:00 p.m.
Mathematics Studio Fellowship ProgramA Model for Mentoring New and Master Teachers.
Thomas Dick*, Oregon State University 
2:00 p.m.
Ensuring Early Mathematics Success for STEM Majors.
Amanda Hattaway*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Fred Driscoll, Wentworth Institute of Technology
K. Grace Kennedy, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Emma Smith Zbarsky, Wentworth Institute of Technology 
2:00 p.m.
Mathematical ACES: Algebraic Concepts for Elementary Students.
Davida Fischman*, California State University, San Bernardino
Shawn McMurran, California State University, San Bernardino
Joseph Jesunathadas, California State University, San Bernardino
Jennifer Harrison, Ontario Montclair School District
Carol Cronk, Victor Valley Union High School District 
2:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics.
Benjamin Galluzzo*, Shippensburg University
Corrine Taylor, Wellesley College 
2:00 p.m.
Playing Games with a Purpose: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Statistics.
Rodney X. Sturdivant*, The Ohio State University
Shonda R. Kuiper, Grinnell College 
2:00 p.m.
Discovery Learning Projects in Introductory Statistics.
Dianna Spence*, University of North Georgia
Brad Bailey, University of North Georgia 
2:00 p.m.
From the Laboratory to the Classroom: Building Capacity for Math and Science Teaching in DC (Lab2Class).
John P. Nolan*, American University
Michael Keynes, American University
Sarah IrvineBelson, American University
Kiho Kim, American University
Bianca Abrahms, Math for America DC/Carnegie Institute of Washington 
2:00 p.m.
Playing with Statistics.
Shonda R. Kuiper*, Grinnell College
Rodney X. Sturdivant, The Ohio State University 
2:00 p.m.
Evaluation and Assessment of Teaching and Learning About Statistics (eATLAS).
Joan Garfield*, University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Brondos Fry, University of Minnesota 
2:00 p.m.
Nebraska Math Scholars (NMS).
Brittney Hinds*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Richard Rebarber, University of NebraskaLincoln
Stephen Hartke, University of NebraskaLincoln
Amber Hunter, University of NebraskaLincoln
Daniel Toundykov, University of NebraskaLincoln
Tom Marley, University of NebraskaLincoln 
2:00 p.m.
STEPping UP: An Interdisciplinary Mentoring Network to Recruit and Retain STEM Majors.
Ying Li*, Saint Francis University
Joel Bandstra, Saint Francis University
Rose Clark, Saint Francis University
William Strosnider, Saint Francis University
Norbert Youmbi, Saint Francis University
Edward Zovinka, Saint Francis University 
2:00 p.m.
The Elementary PreService Teachers Mathematics (EMP) Project.
Suzanne Chapin*, Boston University
Ziv Feldman, Boston University
Alejandra Salinas, Boston University 
2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Maplets for Calculus.
Douglas B. Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University
Edwin Dickey, University of South Carolina
Robert Petrulis, EPRE Consulting LL 
2:00 p.m.
Mobile Math Apps.
Doug Ensley*, Shippensburg University
Barbara Kaskosz, University of Rhode Island
Lea Adams, Shippensburg University 
2:00 p.m.
The NebraskaMATH Partnership: From Implementation to Institutionalization.
W. James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Carolyn Edwards, University of NebraskaLincoln
Ruth Heaton, University of NebraskaLincoln
Tom McGowan, University of NebraskaLincoln
Ira Papick, University of NebraskaLincoln
Walt Stroup, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jadi Miller, Lincoln Public Schools 
2:00 p.m.
NebraskaNOYCE: HighQuality Teachers in HighNeed Schools.
W. James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Yvonne Lai, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lorraine Males, University of NebraskaLincoln
Stephen Swidler, University of NebraskaLincoln
Wendy Smith, University of NebraskaLincoln 
2:00 p.m.
Dynamic Visualization Tools for Multivariable Calculus.
Paul E. Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
Monica VanDieren, Robert Morris University 
2:00 p.m.
What Next? Sustaining Interactions with Former Noyce Scholarship Recipients.
Jeff Randell Knisley*, East Tennessee State University 
2:00 p.m.
Operation STEM.
John Holcomb*, Cleveland State University 
2:00 p.m.
Robert Noyce Scholarships for Teaching Miners.
Amy Wagler*, The University of Texas at El Paso
Olga Kosheleva, The University of Texas at El Paso
Ron Wagler, The University of Texas at El Paso
Laura Serpa, The University of Texas at El Paso 
2:00 p.m.
Raising Calculus to the Surface.
Aaron Wangberg*, Winona State University
Brian Fisher, Lubbock Christian University
Jason Samuels, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
Eric Weber, Oregon State University 
2:00 p.m.
Project UPLIFT: Universal Portability of Learning Increased by Fun Teaching.
John J. Weber III*, Georgia Perimeter College
Lawrence. M Lesser, University of Texas at El Paso
Dennis K. Pearl, The Ohio State University 
2:00 p.m.
AugSTEM Scholarships: Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Careers in STEM.
Rebekah Dupont*, Augsburg College 
2:00 p.m.
Math Success for STEM Majors.
Allan Mills*, Tennessee Tech University
Holly Anthony, Tennessee Tech University
Sally Pardue, Tennessee Tech University
Steve Robinson, Tennessee Tech University
Chris Wilson, Tennessee Tech University 
2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Maplets for Calculus.
Philip Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
Douglas Meade, University of South Carolina
Matthew Barry, Texas Center for Applied Technology
Don Van Huyck, Texas A&M University
Dmitriy Shatalov, Texas A&M University
Ethan Corpus, Somerville High School
Parth Sarin, A&M Consolidated High School
Michael Sprintson, A&M Consolidated High School 
2:00 p.m.
Preliminary assessment of the Scots Science Scholars summer experience bridge from high school to college.
Maria Siopsis*, Maryville College 
2:00 p.m.
PREP: MAA's Professional Development Program.
Nancy Hastings*, Dickinson College
Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University
Nathaniel Dean, Texas State University San Marco
Virginia Buchanan, Hiram College
Mike Brilleslyper, United States Air Force Academy
Linda Braddy, MAA
Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University
Jon Scott, Montgomery College 
2:00 p.m.
The PRISM Scholars Program at Texas Tech University.
Jaclyn CañasCarrell, Texas Tech University
Jerry Dwyer, Texas Tech University
Sophia Jang, Texas Tech University
Nancy McIntyre, Texas Tech University
Jessica L. Spott*, Texas Tech University
G. Brock Williams, Texas Tech University 
2:00 p.m.
Transforming Linear Algebra Education with GeoGebra Applets.
James D. Factor*, Alverno College
Susan Pustejovsky, Alverno College 
2:00 p.m.
Integrating Knowledge: A Model for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation.
Matthew S. Winsor*, Illinois State University
David Barker, Illinois State University
John Dossey, Illinois State University
Beverly Rich, Illinois State University 
2:00 p.m.
Does FORCE (Financially Oriented Research Calculus Experience) increase achievement in Calculus.
Carolyn Morgan*, Hampton University 
2:00 p.m.
Hampton University Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: Advancing A Research Focused Agenda for PreService Math and Biology Teacher.
Carolyn B. Morgan*, Hampton University
Clair Berube, Hampton University 
2:00 p.m.
Integrated Undergraduate Research Experiences in Biological and Mathematical Sciences.
Gabriella Pinter*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Michael Carvan, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Erica Young, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
John Berges, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Istvan Lauko, University of WisconsinMilwaukee 
2:00 p.m.
The Arlington Undergraduate Researchbased Achievement for STEM (AURAS).
James A. Mendoza Epperson*, University of TexasArlington
Julie Skinner Sutton, University of TexasArlington
Lynn Peterson, University of TexasArlington
Ramon Lopez, University of TexasArlington
Kevin Schug, University of TexasArlington
Carter Tiernan, University of TexasArlington 
2:00 p.m.
Texas Leadership Initiative: Mathematics Instruction Transformed.
Kimberly Childs, Stephen F. Austin State University
Lesa Beverly*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Debbie Pace, Stephen F. Austin State University

2:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Posters on Expeditions in Training, Research, and Education for Mathematics and Statistics through Quantitative Explorations of Data (EXTREEMSQED)
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Tor A. Kwembe, Jackson State University

2:00 p.m.
EXTREEMSQED at William and Mary, Year 1.
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary 
2:00 p.m.
EXTREEMSQED: Laboratory for interdisciplinary statistical analysis and mathematics learning through exploration of data.
Tor A. Kwembe*, Jackson State University
Remata Reddy, Jackson State University
Carmen M. Wright, Jackson State University
Xing Yang, Jackson State University
Zhenbu Zhang, Jackson State University 
2:00 p.m.
An introduction to data analysis and research for freshman.
Kristin Bennett, Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Bruce Piper*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
2:00 p.m.
The EXTREEMSQED Data Cubed Project at CU Boulder: An integrated research and curriculum approach to dataenabled science.
Anne Dougherty*, University of Colorado, Boulder

2:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Elliptic curves and explicit class field theory.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Henri Darmon*, McGill University
(11061119) 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Mathematicians write: Publishing options and outlets beyond the standard research journal.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Panelists:
Brian Hopkins, Saint Peter's University
Marjorie Senechal, Smith College
Janet Beery, University of Redlands
Jo EllisMonaghan, Saint Michael's College
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Statistically relevant metrics for complex data.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Susan Holmes*, Stanford University
(11066221) 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 4:25 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Joint Prize Session
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.6:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government Guest Lecture
Room 210A, Convention Center

5:30 p.m.
Mathematical challenges in the evaluation of medical imaging.
Kyle Myers*, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, US FDA
(1106A0136)

5:30 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Reception and Business Meeting
Room 211, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation Journal of Humanistic Mathematics Poetry Reading.
All mathematical poets and those interested in mathematical poetry are invited.
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Lawrence M. Lesser, University of Texas, El Paso 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Discussion
Finding a research collaborator.
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ralucca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School
Timothy Goldberg, LenoirRhyne University
Gwyneth R. Whieldon, Hood College 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Joint Prize Session Reception
Lila Cockrell Theatre Lobby, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA TwoYear College Reception
Presidio AB, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Reception and Business Meeting
Room 210B, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Reception and Business Meeting
Reception.
Room 210B, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Reception and Business Meeting
Business Meeting.
Room 210B, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m.7:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Dramatic Presentation
The Mathematics of Being Human.
Room 103, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 6:15 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government Reception
Room 210A, Convention Center 
Sunday January 11, 2015, 6:30 p.m.7:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Guest Lecture
Room 211, Convention Center

6:30 p.m.
Reactive documents for teaching.
Hadley Wickham*, RStudio and Rice University
(1106A0140)

6:30 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Guest Lecture
Room 210B, Convention Center

7:00 p.m.
Can Cannibalism Save the Day? Dynamic Models for Adaptive Life History Strategies in Response to Climate Change.
Jim M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
(1106A0137)

7:00 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government Business Meeting
Room 210A, Convention Center
Monday January 12, 2015

Monday January 12, 2015, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
East Registration, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 7:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 208, Convention Center

7:30 a.m.
Existence of Nodal Solutions for Neumann Problems.
Michael E. Filippakis*, Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus
Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou, National Technical University, Zografou Campus
(110635822) 
7:45 a.m.
The 2D incompressible Boussinesq equations with partial dissipation.
Dhanapati Adhikari*, Marywood University
(1106352894) 
8:00 a.m.
The 2D EulerBoussinesq equations with a singular velocity.
Dipendra Regmi*, Farmingdale State College, SUNY
(110635795) 
8:15 a.m.
Nonlinear Pseudodifferential Equations, Sobolev Gradients & Application to Nonlinear Pseudodifferential Equations.
Ramesh Karki*, The University of Toledo
(1106352266) 
8:30 a.m.
Large Time Behavior of Solutions to Hyperbolic Balance Laws.
Jiao Chen*, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yanni Zeng, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(110635589) 
8:45 a.m.
Gibbs' measure and almost sure global wellposedness for one dimensional periodic fractional Schrödinger equation.
Seckin Demirbas*, UIUC
(1106351938) 
9:00 a.m.
Integral transform approach to the initialvalue problem for the evolution equations.
Karen Yagdjian*, University of TexasPan American
(1106352716) 
9:15 a.m.
Symmetries of the GrossPitaevskii equation.
Danny Arrigo*, University of Central Arkansas
Kyle Barker, University of Central Arkansas
(1106351718) 
9:30 a.m.
Numerical Methods for Solving Optimal Control Problems for the Second Order Parabolic PDEs.
Ugur Abdulla, Florida Institute of Technology
Jonathan Goldfarb*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1106352581) 
9:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Time Discrete Approximation of Weak Solutions for Stochastic Equations of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Applications.
Chuntian Wang*, Indiana University Bloomington
(1106351398) 
10:00 a.m.
On the Numerical Solution of the SineGordan Equation using Method of Lines.
Chloe L Ondracek*, Minot State University
Narayan Thapa, Minot State University, Minot ND USA
(1106351217) 
10:15 a.m.
Modeling Mixed Boundary Conditions with the Complex Variable Boundary Element Method (CVBEM).
Anthony N. Johnson*, United States Military Academy
Theodore V. Hromadka, United States Military Academy
Steven B. Horton, United States Military Academy
(110635160) 
10:30 a.m.
Random Attractor of Stochastic Brusselator System with Multiplicative White Noise.
Junyi Tu*, University of South Florida
Yuncheng You, University of South Florida
(110635663) 
10:45 a.m.
Approximate Diagonalization of VariableCoefficient Differential Operators Through Similarity Transformations.
James V Lambers*, University of Southern Mississippi
(110635998)

7:30 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 7:30 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Email Center
East Registration, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Coding Theory, III
Room 002, Convention Center
Organizers:
Felice Manganiello, Clemson University manganm@clemson.edu
Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University
Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska

8:00 a.m.
Designing error correcting codes for flash memories.
Christine A. Kelley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Kathryn Haymaker, Villanova University
(1106942657) 
9:00 a.m.
Constructions of codes for the grainerror model.
Kathryn Haymaker*, Villanova University
(1106052242) 
9:30 a.m.
Properties of Neural Codes via the Neural Ring.
Katherine Morrison*, University of Northern Colorado
(1106921774) 
10:00 a.m.
Network Coding and Applications.
Kristin E. Lauter*, Microsoft Research
(1106941020)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Classification Problems in Operator Algebras, II
Room 001B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Arnaud Brothier, Vanderbilt University
Ionut Chifan, The University of Iowa
Darren Creutz, Vanderbilt University
Remus Nicoara, University of Tennessee
David Penneys, University of California, Los Angeles dpenneys@math.toronto.edu

8:00 a.m.
Noncommutative uncertainty principles.
Chunlan Jiang, Hebei Normal University
Zhengwei Liu*, Vanderbilt University
Jinsong Wu, University of Science and Technology of China
(110646364) 
8:30 a.m.
Metric Mean Dimension for Algebraic Actions of Sofic Groups.
Ben Hayes*, Vanderbilt University
(1106371686) 
9:00 a.m.
Von Neumann Algebras of Equivalence Relations with Nontrivial OneCohomology.
Daniel J Hoff*, University of California, San Diego
(1106472637) 
9:30 a.m.
Invariant Basis Number for $C^*$Algebras.
Philip M Gipson*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(110647440) 
10:00 a.m.
Subfactors and Topological Defects in Conformal Quantum Field Theory.
Marcel Bischoff*, Vanderbilt University
Yasuyuki Kawahigashi, The University of Tokyo
Roberto Longo, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
KarlHenning Rehren, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Göttingen
(1106811747) 
10:30 a.m.
Maximal amenable von Neumann subalgebras arising from maximal amenable subgroups.
Remi Boutonnet*, UCSD
(1106471262)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computing Intensive Modeling in Mathematical and Computational Biology, II
Room 006B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy D Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Daniel Hrozencik, Chicago State University

8:00 a.m.
Simulation of Stochastic Differential Equations arises in mathematical neurosciences.
M. Rahman*, University of North Florida
(1106341574) 
8:30 a.m.
Simulations of a lattice model and pairwise approximation equations to predict unstable calcium release in a cardiac cell.
Robert J Rovetti*, Loyola Marymount University
(1106922455) 
9:00 a.m.
PreCopulatory Sexual Cannibalism: effects of voracity, growth, and maturation time.
Sara A Reynolds*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106922403) 
9:30 a.m.
large scale multi agent simulation of infectious disease on the lazarus gpu cluster with applications to epidemiology and zombies.
John M Calhoun*, Texas Tech University
(1106921814) 
10:00 a.m.
Modeling and analysis of a temperaturedriven outbreak of waterfowl disease in the Upper Mississippi River.
James P Peirce*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Greg Sandland, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Barbara Bennie, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Mary O'Driscoll, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(110692421) 
10:30 a.m.
TwoSex Mosquito Model for the Spread of Wolbachia.
Ling Xue*, Tulane University
Carrie Manore, Tulane University
Panpim Thongsripong, Tulane University
Soodeh Azizi, Tulane University
Mac Hyman, Azizi
(110634151)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions, I
Room 004, Convention Center
Organizers:
James Mc Laughlin, West Chester University
Nancy J. Wyshinski, Trinity College nancy.wyshinski@trincoll.edu

8:00 a.m.
Convergence of random continued fractions.
Lisa Lorentzen*, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
(1106301702) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Some qContinued fractions and their connections with Lambert series and mock theta functions.
Mohan V G K Rudravarapu*, Government Polytechnic, Department of Technical Education,Srikakulam,AP,India
Pankaj Srivastava, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology,Allahabad,UP,India
(110633778) 
9:30 a.m.
Effects of Perturbation of Terms of Sfractions in the Corresponding Stieltjes Transforms.
Saroj Aryal*, Montana State University Billings
Farhad Jafari, University of Wyoming
(110633482) 
10:00 a.m.
Continued Fraction Digit Averages and Maclaurin's Inequalities.
Steven J Miller*, Williams College
Francesco Cellarosi, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
Doug Hensley, Texas A&M University
Jake Wellens, California Institute of Technology
(11061158) 
10:30 a.m.
Dynamics of semigroup actions of linear fractional transformations.
Mohammad Javaheri*, Siena College
(110637210)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Creating Coherence in K12 Mathematics, II
Room 007A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Brigitte Lahme, Sonoma State University
William McCallum, University of Arizona
Cody Patterson, University of Arizona
Kristin Umland, University of New Mexico umland@math.unm.edu
Ellen Whitesides, University of Arizona

8:00 a.m.
Empiricism as unifying theme in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Glenn Stevens*, Boston University
(1106972931) 
8:30 a.m.
Developing the Horizon Content Knowledge of Teachers through a Math Teachers' Circle.
Thomas J Clark*, Dordt College
(1106971461) 
9:00 a.m.
Content courses and practice based teacher education.
Emina Alibegovic*, University of Utah
(1106972206) 
9:30 a.m.
Engaging Preservice and Inservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers in Backmapping Essential Understandings in Calculus to School Algebra.
James A. Mendoza Epperson*, University of TexasArlington
(1106972841) 
10:00 a.m.
Mathematical connections: Curricular and cognitive.
Hyman Bass*, University of Michigan
(1106971468) 
10:30 a.m.
No Coherence without Rigor.
Nathaniel Rounds*, Reasoning Mind
(1106972626)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry and Statistics, I
Room 007C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Susan Holmes, Stanford University susan@stat.stanford.edu

8:00 a.m.
From Volume of Tubes to Volume Testing.
Persi Diaconis*, Stanford University
(110662823) 
9:00 a.m.
Statistical Learning from Invariance Principles: Robust Algorithms from Information Theory and Riemannian Geometry.
Yann Ollivier*, CNRS, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Université ParisSaclay
(110662295) 
10:00 a.m.
Positive Curvature and Hamiltonian Monte Carlo.
Susan Holmes, Stanford University
Simon RubinsteinSalzedo*, Stanford University
Christof Seiler, Stanford University
(110660269)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, I
Room 007D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Clement Boateng Ampadu, drampadu@hotmail.com

8:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Coupled coincidence point and coupled fixed point theorems on modified intuitionistic fuzzy metric spaces with applications.
Bhavana Deshpande*, Govt. P. G. Arts and Science College, Ratlam (MP), India
(110646108) 
8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On unification of fixed point techniques  Applications of $(\delta , k)$weak contractions.
Xavier Alexius Udoutun*, University of Uyo, Nigeria
(11064737) 
9:00 a.m.
Partial metric spaces with negative distances and fixed point theorems.
Koushik Pal*, University of Saskatchewan
Samer Assaf, University of Saskatchewan
(110654400) 
9:30 a.m.
nDimensional UConvexity and Fixed Point for Nonexpansive Mappings in Banach Spaces.
Ji Gao*, Community College of Philadelphia
Satit Saujung, Knon Kaen University
(110646336) 
10:00 a.m.
Some Approximate Fixed Point Results for Generalized Nonexpansive Mappings in Ptolemy Spaces.
Talat Nazir*, Eindhoven
(11064636) 
10:30 a.m.
A Fixed Point Theorem for Spherically Complete VContinuity Spaces.
Nate Ackerman*, Harvard University
(110654804)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractional, Stochastic, and Hybrid Dynamic Systems with Applications, I
Room 003, 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.
Eigenvalue comparison for fractional boundary value problems with the Caputo derivative.
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
Nickolai Kosmatov, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(11063484) 
8:30 a.m.
Existence of Positive Solutions of Fractional Boundary Value Problems Involving Bounded Linear Operators.
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Xueyan Sherry Liu*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(110634172) 
9:00 a.m.
Infinitely Many Periodic Solutions to Perturbed Secondorder Impulsive Hamiltonian Systems.
John R. Graef*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Shapour Heidarkhani, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Lingju Kong, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(110634391) 
9:30 a.m.
Real Zeros of a Random Algebraic Polynomial with Infinite Variance.
M. Sambandham*, Morehouse College
M. Sudharani, Surya Engineering College, Erode, India
(110660736) 
10:00 a.m.
A Vectorborn Disease ScaleStructured Network Delay Stochastic Epidemic dynamic model.
Divine Wanduku*, Keiser University, Florida
(110660737) 
10:30 a.m.
Generalized Monotone Method for Caputo Fractional IntegroDifferential Equations of order $q$, $0<q<1$.
J. Diego Ramirez*, Lamar University
(110634773)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Holomorphic Dynamics in One and Several Variables, III
Room 006D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Tanya Firsova, State University of New York at Stony Brook and Kansas State University tanya@math.sunysb.edu
Thomas Sharland, State University of New York at Stony Brook

8:00 a.m.
A combinatorial classification of postcritically finite Newton maps.
Russell Lodge*, Jacobs University Bremen
Yauhen Mikulich, Frankfurt, Germany
Dierk Schleicher, Jacobs University, Bremen
(110637516) 
8:30 a.m.
Random Iteration of Rational Maps.
Jesse D Feller*, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
(1106371375) 
9:00 a.m.
Fjords in a Parameter Space for Antipode Preserving Cubic Maps.
Araceli Bonifant*, University of Rhode Island
Xavier Buff, Universite Paul Sabatier
John Milnor, Stony Brook University
(1106372638) 
9:30 a.m.
On the measure of the Feigenbaum Julia set.
Scott Sutherland*, Stony Brook University
(1106372380) 
10:00 a.m.
Constraints on automorphism groups of higher dimensional manifolds.
Turgay Bayraktar*, Syracuse University
(110632835) 
10:30 a.m.
Domain of attraction along an apparent direction for holomorphic maps tangent to the identity.
Sara W. Lapan*, Northwestern University
(1106322648)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Limits of Discrete Structures, I
Room 006A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Peter Diao, Stanford University
Dominique Guillot, Stanford University
Apoorva Khare, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University brajarat@stanford.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the asymptotics of constrained exponential random graphs.
Richard Kenyon, Brown University
Mei Yin*, University of Denver
(110660486) 
8:30 a.m.
A case for graph limits: The Logarithmic Calculus and Application to Sidorenko's Conjecture.
Xiang Li*, UC Berkeley
Balázs Szegedy, MTA Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
(1106602013) 
9:00 a.m.
An $L^p$ theory of sparse graph limits I: limits, sparse random graph models, and power law distributions.
Christian Borgs, Microsoft Research
Jennifer T Chayes*, Microsoft Research
Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research
Yufei Zhao, MIT
(1106051829) 
10:00 a.m.
An $L^p$ theory of sparse graph convergence II: LD convergence, quotients, and right convergence.
Christian Borgs, Microsoft Research
Jennifer T Chayes, Microsoft Research
Henry Cohn*, Microsoft Research
Yufei Zhao, MIT
(1106051834)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Making the Case for Faculty Relevance: Case Studies in Best Practices for Classroom Teaching
Room 217B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Martha Abell, Georgia Southern University martha@georgiasouthern.edu

8:00 a.m.
What technology should I useoh, and how does it enhance student learning?
P. Gavin LaRose*, University of Michigan
(1106AG1662) 
8:30 a.m.
Gaising into the Future of Teaching Statistics.
Robin H. Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(1106AG2754) 
9:00 a.m.
Fourandahalf useful methods for grading mathematical writing.
Annalisa Crannell*, Franklin & Marshall College
(1106AG635) 
9:30 a.m.
What we say/What they hear: Culture Shock in the Classroom.
Carol Schumacher*, Kenyon College
(1106AG2299) 
10:00 a.m.
Could an ecology of teaching and learning inform us about best practices in classroom teaching?
Jacqueline M. Dewar*, Loyola Marymount University
(1106AG732) 
10:30 a.m.
An Introduction to Best Practices of Modified Moore Method in the Teaching of Proofs.
Rachel Schwell*, Central Connecticut State University
(1106AG2713)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, I
Room 008B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University henson@andrews.edu
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross

8:00 a.m.
A model for the Darwinian dynamics of an adultonjuvenile cannibalistic population.
Jim M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
(110692674) 
8:30 a.m.
Allee effects and colony collapse disorder in honey bees.
Brian Dennis*, Department of Statistical Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
William P Kemp, USDAARS Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, Fargo, ND
(1106921258) 
9:00 a.m.
Optimal Control for Management in Gypsy Moth Models.
Marco V. Martinez*, North Central College
(1106921268) 
9:30 a.m.
Climate dynamics: the scale of uncertainty.
Eric Marland*, Appalachian State University
Dawn Woodard, University of California, Irvine
Susannah Hogue, Appalachian State University
Maya Hutchins, Arizona State University
Gordon Buckingham, Appalachian State University
Meredith Branham, Appalachian State University
Jeff Colby, Appalachian State University
Gregg Marland, Appalachian State University
(110692451) 
10:00 a.m.
Allee effects and invasive insect management: how to optimally allocate resources.
Julie C Blackwood*, Williams College
(1106921387) 
10:30 a.m.
Sustainable strategies of environmental protection: modeling and optimization.
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
Yuri Yatsenko, Houston Baptist University
(110692239)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Poland: Interbellum, World War II, and Immediate PostWar Developments, I
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Mohammad Javaheri, Siena College
Emelie A. Kenney, Siena College kenney@siena.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Polish Cipher Bureau's Attack on the German Enigma Cipher Machine.
Chris Christensen*, Northern Kentucky University
(11060189) 
8:30 a.m.
PhD recipients and distinguished graduates in mathematics at the Jagiellonian University (Kraków) in the years 19181939.
Stanisław Domoradzki, University of Rzeszów, Poland
Małgorzata StawiskaFriedland*, Mathematical Reviews
(110601478) 
9:00 a.m.
Fifty Years LaterReflections from the Classroom of the First Year Study of Mathematics at Warsaw University.
Bozenna PasikDuncan*, University of Kansas
(1106012817) 
9:30 a.m.
The Legacy of Jerzy Neyman.
Dominique Duncan*, University of California, Davis
(1106012850) 
10:00 a.m.
Alfred Rosenblatt (18801947). A first Polish algebraic geometer.
Danuta Ciesielska*, Institute of Mathematics, Pedagogical University of Cracow
(1106012627)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Function Theory, I
Room 001A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa
Gelu F. Popescu, University of Texas at San Antonio gelu.popescu@utsa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Noncommutative Inequalities.
J William Helton*, UCSD
(110646849) 
8:30 a.m.
PI and GIT Methods in Free Analysis.
Erin Griesenauer, University of Iowa
Paul S. Muhly*, University of Iowa
Baruch Solel, Technion
(110647651) 
9:00 a.m.
Euler Characteristic on Noncommutative Polyballs.
Gelu F Popescu*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
(110647281) 
9:30 a.m.
Symmetric states and tail algebras.
Ken Dykema*, Texas A&M University
Claus Koestler, University Colllege Cork
John D. Williams, University of Saarland
(110646834) 
10:00 a.m.
Matricial function theory and weighted shifts.
Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Baruch Solel*, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
(110647801) 
10:30 a.m.
A Lebesguetype decomposition theorem for linear functionals on noncommutative function spaces.
Matthew Kennedy*, Carleton University
(1106471042)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Ricci Curvature for Homogeneous Spaces and Related Topics, III
Room 006C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Megan Kerr, Wellesley College mkerr@wellesley.edu
Tracy Payne, Idaho State University

8:00 a.m.
Geometry of gradient Ricci solitons.
Chenxu He*, University of Oklahoma
(1106532132) 
8:30 a.m.
On the stability of expanding Ricci solitons.
Michael Bradford Williams*, UCLA
Michael Jablonski, University of Oklahoma
Peter Petersen, UCLA
(110653985) 
9:00 a.m.
Symmetries of generalized Ricci solitons.
Jeffrey Jauregui*, Union College
(1106532436) 
9:30 a.m.
The RG2 bracket flow on Lie groups and related flows.
David Alan Glickenstein*, University of Arizona
(1106531119) 
10:00 a.m.
Updates on the second order renormalization group flow.
Christine M Guenther*, Pacific University
(1106581335) 
10:30 a.m.
Second order renormalization group flow.
Karsten Gimre*, Columbia
(1106532891)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Selmer Groups, I
Room 007B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Mirela Ciperiani, University of Texas at Austin mirela@math.utexas.edu
Henri Darmon, McGill University

8:00 a.m.
Random Selmer groups over function fields.
Jordan S. Ellenberg*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1106141906) 
8:30 a.m.
Iwasawa theory of symmetric powers of modular forms.
Robert Harron*, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
(110611976) 
9:00 a.m.
Heights of generalized Heegner cycles.
Ari Shnidman*, University of Michigan
(110611723) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalised Heegner cycles and padic Lfunctions.
Francesc Castella*, University of California, Los Angeles
MingLun Hsieh, National Taiwan University
(1106111861)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on The Mathematics of Rogers and Ramanujan
Room 214D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ken Ono, Emory University ono@mathcs.emory.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Generalized RogersRamanujan Series and Related Mysteries.
George E Andrews*, The Pennsylvania State University
(1106AB40) 
8:30 a.m.
A Survey of the RogersRamanujan Continued Fraction.
Bruce C. Berndt*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1106AB45) 
9:00 a.m.
Generalized RogersRamanujan identities and vertex operator algebra theory.
James Lepowsky*, Rutgers University
(1106AB102) 
9:30 a.m.
Selberg's qdifference equations, the RogersRamanujan continued fraction, and unit groups.
Amanda Folsom*, Amherst College/Yale University
(1106AB1088) 
10:00 a.m.
HallLittlewood polynomials and RogersRamanujan identities.
S. Ole Warnaar*, The University of Queensland
(1106AB113) 
10:30 a.m.
Algebraic units arising from a framework of RogersRamanujan identities.
Michael J. Griffin*, Emory University
(1106AB861)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Best Practices for Teaching the Introductory Statistics Course, II
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College rpruim@calvin.edu
Scott Alberts, Truman State University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University

8:00 a.m.
Using Supplemental Instruction in Mathematical Statistics at OUC: The study of how Supplemental Instruction has improved student success in introductory statistics at OUC.
Dywayne Allen Nicely*, Ohio UniversityChillicothe
(1106A5232) 
8:20 a.m.
Adventures in Teaching Statistics to Energy Systems Engineers.
Eleanor S. A. Farrington*, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
(1106A52641) 
8:40 a.m.
Best Practices for Responding to (the Increasing) Cultural and Linguistic Diversity of Introductory Statistics Students: Research, Resources and Recommendations.
Lawrence M. Lesser*, The University of Texas at El Paso
Amy E. Wagler, The University of Texas at El Paso
(1106A51296) 
9:00 a.m.
The First Night of Statistics Class (Revisited).
Michael D. Miner*, American Public University System
(1106A52612) 
9:20 a.m.
Motivating the Material: ThemeBased Introductory Statistics.
Adam F Childers*, Roanoke College
(1106A5979) 
9:40 a.m.
Student Perspectives of a NonTraditional Introductory Statistics Course.
Rachel M Bates*, Redlands Community College
(1106A51295) 
10:00 a.m.
Analyzing Grade Inflation Data in an Introductory Statistics course.
Dale K Hathaway*, Olivet Nazarene University
(1106A5657) 
10:20 a.m.
Statistics in the World Around Us  A Group Project for an Introductory Statistics Course.
Eric Ruggieri*, College of the Holy Cross
(1106A52066)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Session on Collaborations between TwoYear and FourYear Institutions that Create Pathways to a Math Major
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Nancy Sattler, Terra State Community College nsattler@terra.edu
Judy Ackerman, Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Elizabeth Teles, National Science Foundation

8:00 a.m.
Creating a Pathway for Transfer: A Partnership between Twoyear and Fouryear Public Institutions in Massachusetts.
Rebecca Metcalf*, Bridgewater State University
Irina Seceleanu, Bridgewater State University
(1106B52861) 
8:30 a.m.
The Tropic of Calculus: No Course Is an Island.
Luke T Walsh*, Catawba Valley Community College
Katie J Mawhinney, Appalachian State University
(1106B52523) 
9:00 a.m.
South Plains Mathematics Fellow Program: A partnership to attract new STEM students as mathematics majors.
Kent Pearce*, Texas Tech University
Jerry Dwyer, Texas Tech University
Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
(1106B52313) 
9:30 a.m.
MCTP: A Partnership between Arizona State University and Maricopa Community Colleges.
K. Harrison Holmes*, Arizona State University
Eric J. Kostelich, School of Mathematical and Statistical Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
(1106B51891) 
10:00 a.m.
The Mathematics Mentoring Partnership between the Maricopa County Community College District and Arizona State University.
Eric J. Kostelich*, Arizona State University
Roberto Ribas, Scottsdale Community College
(1106B51719)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory, and Difference and Functional Equations, I
Room 102A, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
On Systems of Rational Difference Equations with Periodic Coefficients.
Y. Kostrov*, Xavier University
Z. Kudlak, Monmouth University
(1106391068) 
8:15 a.m.
Dynamics of a Nonlinear Rational Difference Equation.
Sebahat Ebru Das*, Yildiz Technical University
Fatma Celiker, Yildiz Technical University
(1106392912) 
8:30 a.m.
Classification of the Local Dynamics of Real Analytic Planar Maps with a NonIsolated 11 Resonant Fixed Point.
William T Jamieson*, University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
(110639653) 
8:45 a.m.
Concavity and Convexity in Discrete Fractional Calculus.
Christopher S. Goodrich*, Creighton Preparatory School
(1106391805) 
9:00 a.m.
Dynamics at a Finite Resolution: A Study of Isolating Neighborhoods.
Martin M SalgadoFlores*, College of William & Mary
YuMin Chung, College of William & Mary
Sarah Day, College of William & Mary
(110637911) 
9:15 a.m.
Rankone homeomorphisms of $\mathbb{T}^2$.
Sahana Vasudevan*, Harvard University
(1106372163) 
9:30 a.m.
The Construction of a NonUniquely Ergodic Minimal Cantor Set.
Erin Farrell Denette*, University of Rhode Island
Araceli MedinaBonifant, University of Rhode Island
(1106372268) 
9:45 a.m.
Parameter Space Structures for Rational Maps.
Daniel Cuzzocreo*, Smith College
(1106372770) 
10:00 a.m.
An Equidistribution Result in NonArchimedean Dynamics.
Kenneth Scott Jacobs*, The University of Georgia
(1106372345) 
10:15 a.m.
On the Ergodicity of Products of Transformations in Infinite Measure.
Julien E Clancy*, Yale University
Rina Friedberg, University of Chicago
Indraneel Kasmalkar, University of California, Berkeley
Isaac Loh, Williams College
Tudor Pădurariu, University of California, Los Angeles
Cesar Silva, Williams College
Sahana Vasudevan, Harvard University
(1106372750) 
10:30 a.m.
Conservativity of Products in InfiniteMeasure.
Julien Clancy, Yale University
Rina Siller Friedberg*, University of Chicago
Indraneel Kasmalkar, University of California, Berkeley
Isaac Loh, Williams College
Tudor Padurariu, University of California, Los Angeles
Cesar E Silva, Williams College
Sahana Vasudevan, Harvard University
(1106372615)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Ethnomathematics: A Tribute to Marcia Ascher, I
Room 213B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ximena Catepillan, Millersville University ximena.catepillan@millersville.edu
Amy ShellGellasch, Montgomery College
Janet Beery, University of Redlands

8:00 a.m.
Shongo NetworksA Sand Graph.
Cynthia E. Taylor*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1106D1815) 
8:20 a.m.
A Unique and Successful Course in Multicultural Mathematics.
Betty C Rogers*, Piedmont College
(1106D12829) 
8:40 a.m.
The role of an alternative natural language based on Mesoamerican concepts in teaching algebraic processes.
Ivan LinaRamos*, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Alma Fabiola RangelChavez, Mexico City, Mexico
(1106D12793) 
9:00 a.m.
Ethnomathematics in a First Year Seminar.
Edwin (Jed) P Herman*, University of WisconsinStevens Point
(1106D12649) 
9:20 a.m.
Discovering Universal Connections in Mathematics Through Native American Culture.
Charles Peter Funkhouser*, California State University Fullerton
Miles R. Pfahl, Turtle Mountain Community College
Harriet C. Edwards, California State University Fullerton
(1106D1383) 
9:40 a.m.
An Island Divided: Diversity and Mathematics on St. Maarten.
Anne M Raymond*, Bellarmine University
(1106D1623) 
10:00 a.m.
Marcia Ascher and Ethnomathematics.
Victor J. Katz*, University of the District of Columbia
(1106D11165)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry
Room 202B, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Skeleta of algebraic curves and surfaces.
Surya Thapa Magar*, Kansas State University
(1106512271) 
8:15 a.m.
Piecewise domains in staircase metric spacetimes.
Kusha Mohammadi, Austin College
J Mealy*, Austin College
(1106511253) 
8:30 a.m.
Capturing the evader in 2d Euclidean space with topological strategy.
Yiqing Cai*, Postdoc/Institute for mathematics and its applications
Andrew Beveridge, Associate Professor/Macalester College
(1106511275) 
8:45 a.m.
Double Bubbles in Hyperbolic Surfaces.
Alyssa Kealohi Loving*, University of Hawaii at Hilo
(1106511303) 
9:00 a.m.
The Isoperimetric Problem in $\mathbb{R}^n$ with Density $r^p$.
Sarah E Tammen*, University of Georgia
(1106511441) 
9:15 a.m.
$\alpha$flokki.
Oscar Vega*, California State University, Fresno
(1106511536) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Maximal regular polygons inscribed in a triangle.
Michael McAsey*, Bradley University
Libin Mou, Bradley University
(1106511922) 
9:45 a.m.
The Local Isomorphism Class of the Discrete Hyperbolic Plane.
Dane P. Mayhook*, Florida State University
(1106512097) 
10:00 a.m.
Geometric Modeling of Hexagonal Joints.
Traymon Beavers, James Madison University
Michael Caple, James Madison University
Ezekiel Mihelcic*, James Madison University
Lisha White, James Madison University
(1106512304) 
10:15 a.m.
A New Perspective on Laguerre Planes.
Robert D. Knight*, Ohio UniversityChillicothe
(1106512606) 
10:30 a.m.
Partitions of Tetrahedra.
Derege H. Mussa*, University of Texas at Dallas
(1106511496)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, II
Room 204A, Convention Center
Organizers:
David M Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang, MIT
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech

8:00 a.m.
An IBLinfluenced Approach to Teaching Linear Algebra.
C Ray Rosentrater*, Westmont College
(1106G11196) 
8:20 a.m.
Use of JustInTimeTeaching, Khan Academy Videos, and MyMathLab to Partially Flip a Linear Algebra Course.
Diana White*, University of Colorado Denver
(1106G11287) 
8:40 a.m.
Exploring Ax = b in a DavidsonX MOOC.
Shane Macnamara*, Davidson College
Tim Chartier, Davidson College
(1106G12280) 
9:00 a.m.
You can use a matrix to do that?
Meghan M De Witt*, St Thomas Aquinas College
(1106G11339) 
9:20 a.m.
Magic Squares and Other Explorations in Linear Algebra.
Michelle L Ghrist*, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1106G12893) 
9:40 a.m.
Topics in Linear Algebra through Signal and Image Processing.
Yevgeniy V. Galperin*, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1106G11970) 
10:00 a.m.
How Do Badly Conditioned Systems Misbehave?
J D Fortin*, Johnson & Wales University  Charlotte
(1106G12660) 
10:20 a.m.
An instructional sequence for change of basis and eigentheory.
Megan Wawro*, Virginia Tech
Michelle Zandieh, Arizona State University
David Plaxco, Virginia Tech
(1106G11482)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
MAA Session on InquiryBased Learning in FirstYear and SecondYear Courses, IV
Room 209, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dana C. Ernst, Northern Arizona University Dana.Ernst@nau.edu
Angie Hodge, University of Nebraska Omaha
Theron J Hitchman, University of Northern Iowa

8:00 a.m.
Teaching an InquiryBased Elementary Linear Algebra Course at a Small Liberal Arts University.
William G. Hager*, Texas Lutheran University
(1106G52468) 
8:20 a.m.
IBL Linear Algebra with a mixed audience and Sage.
Theron J Hitchman*, University of Northern Iowa
(1106G52417) 
8:40 a.m.
Creating and Sustaining Productive Whole Class Discussions.
Chris L Rasmussen*, San Diego State University
(1106G52071) 
9:00 a.m.
Computational inquiry in elementary statistics.
Carl Toews*, University of Puget Sound
(1106G52059) 
9:20 a.m.
Exploration and Inquiry in an Introductory Course for Mathematics Majors.
Helmut Knaust*, The University of Texas at El Paso
(1106G51597) 
9:40 a.m.
A Writing Seminar on Mathematical Topics: Changing Views by Considering Perplexing Counterfactual Themes.
Mircea Pitici*, Cornell University
(1106G51451) 
10:00 a.m.
InquiryBased Instruction in a Standard Differential Equations Course for Math Education Major.
A. S. Elkhader*, Northern State University
(1106G5408)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics Education, III
Room 212A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Helping future high school teachers integrate their mathematical and pedagogical knowledge.
Matthew S. Winsor*, Illinois State University
(1106VD2542) 
8:15 a.m.
Potentional Teachers' Sources.
Fatma Celiker*, Yildiz Technical University
Pinar Albayrak, Yildiz Technical University
Sebahat Ebru Das, Yildiz Technical University
(1106VD2913) 
8:30 a.m.
Informal and formal proofs in geometry: Evidence from a large scale curriculum comparison study.
Oscar Chavez*, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ruthmae Sears, University of South Florida
(1106VD2546) 
8:45 a.m.
Using WeBWorK for Reading Quizzes to Encourage Reading the Text Before Class.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
(1106VD2812) 
9:00 a.m.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education: A Study Abroad Program for PreService Secondary Teachers.
Ryota Matsuura*, Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education
(1106VD1111) 
9:15 a.m.
Do High School Mathematics Courses Prepare Students for College Placement Tests?
Daniel Showalter*, Ohio University
(1106VD1144) 
9:30 a.m.
STEM Bridge Program.
Matt M Bell*, Eastern New Mexico University
Joan Brown, Eastern New Mexico University
(1106VD1380) 
9:45 a.m.
Promoting Research in Educational Mathematics.
JingZhong Zhang*, The National Academy of Science, China
Shangzhi Li, Beihang University, Beijing, China
Zengxiang Tong, Otterbein University
(1106VD1266) 
10:00 a.m.
Orient Students to your Course with a Treasure Hunt.
Elizabeth A Miller*, The Ohio State University
Jason A Miller, The Ohio State University
Carolyn Johns, The Ohio State University
(1106VD2875) 
10:15 a.m.
How to have group exams but an individual final exam for students. A discussion of how this promoted collaborative learning and lead to individual student inquiry in several types of classes.
Rob Eby*, Blinn College  Bryan Campus
(1106VD3) 
10:30 a.m.
Impact of Mathematics Teacher's Classroom Discourse on Developing Student's Mathematical Thinking in Elementary School in China.
Jialing Dai*, THe University of the Pacific
(1106VD2469) 
10:45 a.m.
Developing Metacognition in Students' Learning of Mathematics.
Julie C Beier*, Earlham College
Carolyn Yackel, Mercer University
(1106VD1279)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Algebra, I
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
The homomorphic image of a variant of the bicyclic semigroup.
Berit Nilsen Givens*, Cal Poly Pomona
Amber Rosin, Cal Poly Pomona
Karen Linton, Cal Poly Pomona
(1106VJ1224) 
8:15 a.m.
Heilbronn Characters of Finite Groups.
Hy Ginsberg*, Worcester State University
(1106VJ404) 
8:30 a.m.
Break. 
8:45 a.m.
Peak Sets of Coxeter Groups of Classical Lie Types.
Darleen PerezLavin*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Erik Insko, Florida Gulf Coast University
Pamela Harris, United States Military Academy West Point
(1106VJ1493) 
9:00 a.m.
An Introduction to Lie Algebra Multipliers.
Louis A. Levy*, Baker University
(1106VJ1960) 
9:15 a.m.
Free Field Representations of Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras.
Chad R Mangum*, Niagara University
(1106VJ2194) 
9:30 a.m.
The Category of Elementary Subalgebras of a Restricted Lie Algebra.
Harry Jared Warner*, University of Southern California
(1106VJ2309) 
9:45 a.m.
Primitive Idempotents of Schur Rings.
Andrew F. Misseldine*, Southern Utah University
(1106VJ2390) 
10:00 a.m.
Induced Automorphisms of Residuated Function Lattices.
R Marshall Lagani*, University of Louisville
(1106VJ2526) 
10:15 a.m.
On $S$Noetherian domains.
Dong Kyu Kim*, Kyungpook National University
Jung Wook Lim, Kyungpook National University
(1106VJ1692) 
10:30 a.m.
Power Series under conjugation by the Nottingham Group.
Matthew P Gardner Spencer*, The College of the Holy Cross
(1106VJ2353) 
10:45 a.m.
Poset Diagrams for $\theta$Twisted Involutions of Weyl Groups.
J. Tyrel Winebarger*, Appalachian State University
(1106VJ1449) 
11:00 a.m.
On the symmetric $k$varieties of orthogonal groups over fields of even characteristic.
Nathaniel J Schwartz*, Washington College
(1106VJ1773) 
11:15 a.m.
Cross Section Lattices of $\mathcal{J}$irreducible Reductive Monoids as a Product of Chains.
Stephen M. Adams*, Cabrini College
(1106VJ1643) 
11:30 a.m.
Generalizations of the Cartan and Iwasawa Decompositions for SL$(2,k)$.
Amanda K. Sutherland*, North Carolina State University
(1106VJ420) 
11:45 a.m.
Generalized Complexification of the Orbits of Parabolic $k$subgroups Acting on Symmetric $k$Varieties.
Mark C Hunnell*, North Carolina State University
(1106VJ1057)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Applied Mathematics, II
Room 213A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Denoising and Deblurring Images Based on Tichonov Regularization With Random Data.
Walid Sharabati*, Purdue University
Yanling Zhao, Purdue University
(1106VL2496) 
8:15 a.m.
Recognition of Textural Differences in Infrared and Ultraviolet Imagery Using Fractal Characteristics.
Jack A. Ryan*, North Central College
(1106VL263) 
8:30 a.m.
Investigating the Dependence of Transmission Rate to Water Temperature in a HostParasite System.
Mary O'Driscoll*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
James Peirce, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1106VL1200) 
8:45 a.m.
Numerical simulation of wave propagation in dynamic materials.
Mihhail Berezovski*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1106VL1048) 
9:00 a.m.
A numerical study of the potential flow around two spheres in arbitrary motion through an ideal fluid.
Abhinandan Chowdhury*, Gettysburg College
Mark L Delcambre, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1106VL2792) 
9:15 a.m.
Simplified Mathematical Model of Neck Formation and Breakup of a Slender Fluid Jet.
Muhammad Irfan Hameed*, University of South Carolina Upstate
(1106VL1895) 
9:30 a.m.
The Interface of Two Fluids Under a Shear Flow.
Stephanie A. Blanda*, The Pennsylvania State University
(1106VL1423) 
9:45 a.m.
Numerical Simulation of 3D Thin Metallic Liquid Film Dynamics.
Agegnehu Atena*, Savannah State University
(1106VL1599) 
10:00 a.m.
Thin viscous films: thinning driven by surfacetension energy dissipation.
Fatma N. A. Mohamed*, West Virginia University
(1106VL1415) 
10:15 a.m.
A splitexplicit timefiltered Leapfrog Scheme with Application to Atmospheric Modeling.
Joseph Richard Sadow*, Arizona State University
(1106VL2147) 
10:30 a.m.
RealTime Implementation of Nonlinear Control Methodologies for a Single Inverted Pendulum.
Emese A. Kennedy*, North Carolina State University
Hien T. Tran, North Carolina State University
(1106VL597) 
10:45 a.m.
Stability of localized structure for a semiarid climate model.
Thomas Bellsky*, University of Maine
(1106VL1388)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.8:10 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Logic or Foundations
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
An Elementary Theory of the Categories of Graphs.
Demitri J. Plessas*, Northeastern State University
(1106VP1989)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Teaching or Learning Introductory Mathematics
Room 214C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Development of a General Education Online Course.
Whitney George*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1106VW608) 
8:15 a.m.
Writing and mathematics in a firstyear seminar.
Andrew R GainerDewar*, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
(1106VW1098) 
8:30 a.m.
Turbocharging freshman engagement in introductory courses through a 2lecture motivational seminar on how and why to succeed at college mathematics.
Wendy Hageman Smith*, Longwood University
Becker Sidney Smith, Platonic Realms
(1106VW2048) 
8:45 a.m.
Making a College Algebra Class Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments.
John W. Hoggard*, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
(1106VW2188) 
9:00 a.m.
The Effects of Assignment Timing on Student Learning.
Emma Smith Zbarsky*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
(1106VW2749) 
9:15 a.m.
Developing and Teaching a Hybrid, MidTerm College Algebra for Business, Life and Social Science Majors.
Chris Oehrlein*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1106VW2795) 
9:30 a.m.
Games as a Learning Tool in Mathematics.
Annela R Kelly*, Bridgewater State University
(1106VW2709) 
9:45 a.m.
Tailgating and trajectories: Using corn hole data to illustrate transformations and characteristics of parabolas.
Maria Siopsis*, Maryville College
(1106VW2165) 
10:00 a.m.
The Challenges of Teaching Developmental Mathematics Courses: Making Mathematics Appeal to Disengaged Learners by Seeking Depth Over Breadth.
Carolyn E. Luna*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
(1106VW2751) 
10:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: ScholarshipsCreating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics DUE 0966206 Project Outcomes Report (20102014).
YuJu Kuo*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Rick Adkins, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1106VW2454) 
10:30 a.m.
Can I be the change I want to see? Navigating the ease and obstacles between research ideals and classroom realities.
Mary Beisiegel*, Oregon State University
(1106VW2667)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, I
Room 101A, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
On Higher Etale Regulators and Application to Higher Class Field Theory.
Sin Tsun Edward Fan*, California Institute of Technology
(1106112785) 
8:15 a.m.
Moduli of elliptic curves via twisted stable maps.
Andrew Niles*, College of the Holy Cross
(110611702) 
8:30 a.m.
Discriminants of simplest $3^n$tic extensions.
T. Alden Gassert*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1106111797) 
8:45 a.m.
Diophantine Equations of the Form $X^{2N} + 2^{2\alpha} 5^{2\beta} p^{2\gamma} = Z^5$.
Eva G. Goedhart*, Bryn Mawr College
Helen G. Grundman, Bryn Mawr College
(1106111763) 
9:00 a.m.
On Solving the Equation $(a^2x^k  1)(b^2y^k  1) = (abz^k  1)^2$.
Eva G. Goedhart, Bryn Mawr College
Helen G. Grundman*, Bryn Mawr College
(1106111767) 
9:15 a.m.
$p$adic measures on $\mathbb{Z}_p$ and $\mathbb{Z}_p^2$.
Scott Zinzer*, Arizona State University
(1106112134) 
9:30 a.m.
Average of the First Invariant Factor of the Reductions of Abelian Varieties of CM Type.
Sungjin Kim*, University of California, Los Angeles
(110611588) 
9:45 a.m.
Counting ArtinSchreier Curves Over Finite Fields.
Anne M. Ho*, Colorado State University
(110611586) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalized integral HopfGalois module structure in characteristic $p$.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(1106112279) 
10:15 a.m.
Purity Results on Fcrystals.
Jinghao Li*, SUNY Binghamton
Adrian Vasiu, SUNY Binghamton
(1106111985)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, I
Room 203A, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
The joint belief function and Shapley value for the joint cooperative game.
Zheng Wei*, New Mexico State University
Tonghui Wang, New Mexico State University
Baokun Li, School of Statistics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economy, China
Phoung Anh Nguyen, International University, Vietnam National University
(1106601016) 
8:15 a.m.
Finite Factors of Bernoulli Schemes.
Andrew Lazowski*, Sacred Heart University
(1106001419) 
8:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Hyperfinite Construction of Gexpectation.
Tolulope Rhoda Fadina*, Bielefeld University, Germany.
(1106601323) 
8:45 a.m.
Generalized conditional Wiener integrals and their applications over analogues of Wiener paths.
Dong Hyun Cho*, Kyonggi University
(1106601687) 
9:00 a.m.
Random weighted projections, random quadratic forms and random eigenvectors.
Ke Wang*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota
Van Vu, Yale University
(1106602574) 
9:15 a.m.
Asymptotic Zero Distribution of random polynomials.
Turgay Bayraktar*, Syracuse University
(1106601521) 
9:30 a.m.
Finding the probability of all Markov chain sample paths from j to k in nsteps where j,k that are bounded below by the xaxis and having transitions of size one of two (up or down).
Alan C. Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dmitry, Vladimir V. Kruchinin, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics
(1106607) 
9:45 a.m.
On the supnorm of the Bernstein density estimator.
Lu Lu*, Colby College
(1106602756) 
10:00 a.m.
Hybrid DeterministicStochastic Gradient Langevin Dynamics for Bayesian Learning.
Qi He*, University of California, Irvine
Jack Xin, University of California, Irvine
(110660173) 
10:15 a.m.
Distribution of Distances Between Random Gaussian Points in nSpace.
Benjamin Thirey*, United States Military Academy at West Point, NY
Randal E Hickman, United States Military Academy at West Point, NY
(1106602576) 
10:30 a.m.
Some Asymptotic Properties of Silverman's Smoothed Functional Principal Components.
Pemantha Lakraj Gamage*, Texas Tech University, Texas, USA.
Frits Ruymgaart, Texas Tech University, Texas, USA.
(1106602726) 
10:45 a.m.
Multistepahead forecasting in FX rates using KNearest Neighbor Algorithm with Mahalanobis Distance.
Vindya Kumari Pathirana*, University of South Florida
Kandethody M Ramachandran, University of South Florida
(1106602347)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Times They Are a Changin': Successful Innovations in Developmental Mathematics Curricula and Pedagogy, I
Room 210B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg College doree@augsburg.edu
Joanne Peeples, El Paso Community College
Donald Small, U. S. Military Academy
Bruce Yoshiwara, Los Angeles Pierce College
Chris Oehrlein, Oklahoma City Community College

8:00 a.m.
Comprehensive Reform of Developmental Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana.
G. Arora, Xavier University of Louisiana
A. Klimas, Xavier University of Louisiana
V. L. Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana
D. Stutson, Xavier University of Louisiana
S. Unnithan, Xavier University of Louisiana
(1106P5549) 
8:20 a.m.
A Personalized Solution for Increased Student Success.
Rodica Cazacu*, Georgia College
Marcela Chiorescu, Georgia College
(1106P52769) 
8:40 a.m.
The Way to Quantitative Literacy for College Developmental Mathematics Students.
Michael George*, BMCCCUNY
Annie Y Han, BMCCCUNY
Yevgeniy Milman, BMCCCUNY
(1106P52870) 
9:00 a.m.
A Contemporary Approach to Intermediate Algebra.
Donald Small*, U. S. Military Academy
(1106P5846) 
9:20 a.m.
The Carnegie Pathways: Innovating for Student Success in Statway and Quantway.
Ann Edwards*, Carnegie Foundation
Cinnamon Hillyard, University of Washington Bothell
(1106P52701) 
9:40 a.m.
Implementing NCBO (NonCredit Bearing Option) Bridge Mathematics Courses in the Research University: Lessons Learned in a Tier1 Setting.
Van Herd*, University of Texas at Austin
(1106P52554) 
10:00 a.m.
Eliminating Barriers and Establishing Connections: Practices Outside of the Classroom to Encourage Successful Mathematics Remediation.
Kimberly J Presser*, Shippensburg University
(1106P5441) 
10:20 a.m.
An InquiryBased Approach to Using and Manipulating Formulas.
Victor I Piercey*, Ferris State University
(1106P5360) 
10:40 a.m.
A Personalized Learning Approach to Developmental Mathematics.
Jan Orton Case*, Jacksonville State University
(1106P51249)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Topology and Manifolds, III
Room 101B, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Skein Theory and qseries.
Mustafa Hajij*, Louisiana State University
(110655158) 
8:15 a.m.
Predicting the number and type of twist sits in a rational knot or link.
Kerry M. Luse*, Trinity Washington University
Mark E. Kidwell, United States Naval Academy
(1106551972) 
8:30 a.m.
Intrinsic Linking and Knotting in Directed Graphs.
Joel Foisy, State University of New York at Potsdam
Hugh N Howards, Wake Forest University
Natalie R Rich*, University of Nebraska
(110655528) 
8:45 a.m.
Knot Invariants from Spanning Surfaces for a TwoBridge Knot.
Vincent F Longo*, The College of New Jersey
(1106191682) 
9:00 a.m.
Even and odd Kauffman bracket ideals for genus1 tangles.
Susan M. Abernathy*, Angelo State University
Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University
(1106571751) 
9:15 a.m.
Alexander and Markovtype theorems for virtual singular links.
Sarah R McGahan*, California State University, Fresno
Andrew V de la Pena, California State University, Fresno
(1106571799) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On the Jones polynomial of 2nplat presentations of knots.
Bohyun Kwon*, University of Central Oklahoma
(110657434) 
9:45 a.m.
Bulky Knots.
Dennis M. Roseman*, University of Iowa
(110657384) 
10:00 a.m.
Heegaard diagrams corresponding to Turaev surfaces.
Cody Armond*, University of Iowa
Nathan Druivenga, University of Iowa
Thomas Kindred, University of Iowa
(1106571934) 
10:15 a.m.
Volume Bounds for Families of AAdequate Link Diagrams.
Adam Giambrone*, Alma College
(1106572196) 
10:30 a.m.
Decomposing Dehn Twists in Terms of Lickorish Generators.
Darren M Garbuz*, Saint Louis University
(1106571807) 
10:45 a.m.
Character Varieties of Dehn Fillings of a 3component Link.
Meredith G Anderson*, New Mexico State University
(1106571347)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Advances in Continuous Optimization and Applications
Room 202A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dominique Orban, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal dominique.orban@gerad.ca
Robert Vanderbei, Princeton University rvdb@princeton.edu

8:00 a.m.
Distributed augmented Lagrangian method with applications to stochastic programming.
Darinka Dentcheva*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(1106901609) 
8:30 a.m.
Alternating Minimization for Structured Optimization.
Andrzej Ruszczynski*, Department of Management Sci. and Information Sys., Rutgers University
(1106901612) 
9:00 a.m.
Taking Advantage of Degeneracy in Cone Optimization: with Applications to Sensor Network Localization.
Henry Wolkowicz*, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
(1106901824) 
9:30 a.m.
The Direct Extension of ADMM for Multiblock Convex Minimization Problems is Not Necessarily Convergent.
Yinyu Ye*, Stanford University
(1106902241) 
10:00 a.m.
Countablyinfinite linear programming approaches and simplextype algorithms for Markov Decision Processes.
Ilbin Lee, University of Michigan
Marina A Epelman*, University of Michigan
H Edwin Romeijn, National Science Foundation
Robert L Smith, University of Michigan
(1106902525) 
10:30 a.m.
A Branch and bound algorithm for $k$MinBall problem.
Marta Cavaleiro, RUTCOR, RutgersThe state Univwersity of New Jersey
Farid Alizadeh*, MSIS Dept., RutgersState University of New Jersey
(1106902842)

8:00 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExT Workshop
Room 217D, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council Meeting
Independence, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Monday January 12, 2015, 8:15 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching or Learning Advanced Mathematics
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:15 a.m.
Teaching Mathematical Modeling  What WORKS, What Does NOT.
Ronald M. Brzenk*, Hartwick College
(1106VS153) 
8:30 a.m.
Analysis of Students' Proofs in Light of the Structure of Proof Construction.
Tetsuya Yamamoto*, University of Oklahoma
(1106VS997) 
8:45 a.m.
Pointsfree grading in an introtoproof course.
Matt Boelkins*, Grand Valley State University
(1106VS1118) 
9:00 a.m.
A Game Theory Course in 14 Days.
Heather Molle*, Lakeland College
(1106VS1589) 
9:15 a.m.
A Hybrid IBL/Traditional Abstract Algebra Class.
Rebecca L. Jayne*, HampdenSydney College
(1106VS2510) 
9:30 a.m.
Teaching Approaches of College Geometry for Preservice High School Teachers.
Ali S Shaqlaih*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(1106VS2593) 
9:45 a.m.
Projects in an Introductory Abstract Algebra Course.
Scott M. LaLonde*, University of Texas at Tyler
(1106VS2773) 
10:00 a.m.
Partial Credit for Partial Proofs?
Philip P. Mummert*, Butler University
(1106VS2779) 
10:15 a.m.
The Evolution of an Introduction to Proofs Course, Its Beginning, Present, and Future.
Regina D Aragon*, Eastern New Mexico University
(1106VS2177)

8:15 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics and Representation Theory, III
Room 008A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Zajj Daugherty, Dartmouth College
Ben Salisbury, Central Michigan University ben.salisbury@cmich.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the alcove model for KirillovReshetikhin crystals.
Cristian Lenart*, State University of New York at Albany
Arthur Lubovsky, State University of New York at Albany
(110605889) 
9:00 a.m.
Crystal structure for rigged configurations and the filling map.
Anne Schilling, University of California Davis
Travis Scrimshaw*, University of California Davis
(110605742) 
9:30 a.m.
Combinatorial approach to root multiplicities of rank two hyperbolic KacMoody algebras.
SeokJin Kang, Seoul National University
KyuHwan Lee*, University of Connecticut
Kyungyong Lee, Wayne State University
(110617619) 
10:00 a.m.
Homogeneous Representations of KhovanovLaudaRouquier Algebras.
Gabriel Feinberg*, Haverford College
KyuHwan Lee, University of Connecticut
(110605996) 
10:30 a.m.
Permutation patterns and Stanley symmetric functions.
Brendan Pawlowski*, University of Washington
Sara Billey, University of Washington
(110605972)

8:30 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA Session on Cartography and Mathematics: Imaging the World Around Us
Room 212B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Emek Kose, St. Mary's College of Maryland ekose@smcm.edu
Casey Douglas, St. Mary's College of Maryland

8:30 a.m.
Maps based on Max Elevation Angles to the Horizon.
Michael A Brilleslyper*, U. S. Air Force Academy
Mark Staley, HQ AF Space Command
(1106B11089) 
9:00 a.m.
The Geometry of The Night Sky (or, An Ape Pointing at The Stars).
Aaron Fenyes*, University of Texas at Austin
(1106B12878) 
9:30 a.m.
Loxodromes and Orthodromes: Two Methods for Computing Perimeters of Geographic Regions and their Applications.
Chase P. Ashby*, Northern Michigan University
Josh Thompson, Northern Michigan University
(1106B12144) 
10:00 a.m.
Flying Around the World: A Journey into Map Projections.
Itai Seggev*, Wolfram Research
(1106B11958)

8:30 a.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 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 C, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Employment Center
Ballroom A, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Divergent series and differential equations: Past, present, future $ ... $
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Christiane Rousseau*, Université de Montréal
(1106A011) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part B
Introduction to processoriented, guidedinquiry learning (POGIL) in mathematics courses.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida
Zdeñka Guadarrama, Rockhurst University
Jill E. Guerra, University of ArkansasFort Smith
Laurie Lenz, Marymount University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #14: Part B
Teaching statistics using R and RStudio.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College
Nicholas Horton, Amherst College 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part B
Two visual topics using undergraduate complex analysis.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Mike Brilleslyper, U S. Air Force Academy
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
Bridge Hall, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:05 a.m.9:55 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
TALK CANCELLED: Topological dynamics and definable groups.
Room 214A, Convention Center
Anand Pillay*, University of Notre Dame
(110603145) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematicianNational contest.
Room 103, Convention Center
Organizers:
Michael S. Breen, AMS
William T. Butterworth, DePaul University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Benefits and challenges of introducing multivariate topics earlier in the calculus sequence.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Mark Gruenwald, University of Evansville
Ken Luther, Valparaiso University
Panelists:
Dave Dwyer, University of Evansville
Stephen Davis, Davidson College
Presenters:
Jim Fowler, The Ohio State University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Matrix factorizations and complete intersection rings.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Irena Peeva*, Cornell University
David Eisenbud, MSRI and UC Berkeley
(11061323) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
The strength of determinacy and Turing determinacy within second order arithmetics.
Room 214A, Convention Center
Richard A. Shore*, Cornell University
(110603149) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
The Remarkable Journey of the Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrass.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Richard A. Tapia*, Rice University
(11064930) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Undergrad Poster Judges session
Room 214D, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education Informational Session
Bowie A, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures, Lecture III
ChernWeil theory and abstract homotopy theory.
Room 217A, Convention Center
Michael J. Hopkins*, Harvard University
(1106552238) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Current Events Bulletin
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
David Eisenbud, MSRI and UC Berkeley de@math.berkeley.edu

1:00 p.m.
Exploring the Galois group of the rational numbers: recent breakthroughs.
Jared S Weinstein*, Boston University
(1106112946) 
2:00 p.m.
The nonlinear Schrodinger equation on tori: integrating harmonic analysis, geometry and probability.
Andrea R Nahmod*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
(1106352834) 
3:00 p.m.
String Theory and Math: Why This Marriage May Last.
Mina Aganagic*, UC Berkeley
(1106812181) 
4:00 p.m.
From rational billiards to dynamics on moduli spaces.
Alex Wright*, Stanford University and Clay Mathematics Institute
(1106372174)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Lecture for Students
Math is cool!
Room 103, Convention Center
George Hart*, Stony Brook University
(1106A013) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions, II
Room 004, Convention Center
Organizers:
James Mc Laughlin, West Chester University
Nancy J. Wyshinski, Trinity College nancy.wyshinski@trincoll.edu

1:00 p.m.
Generalized Stern polynomials, hyperbinary expansions, and continued fractions.
Karl Dilcher*, Dalhousie University
Larry Ericksen, Millville, NJ
(1106111679) 
2:00 p.m.
Endsymmetric continued fractions and binary quadratic forms.
Barry R. Smith*, Lebanon Valley College
(110611255) 
2:30 p.m.
A JacobiPerron Variant and Hermite's Problem.
Richard C. Burge*, Garden Valley, CA
(110611706) 
3:00 p.m.
A new family of multidimensional continued fractions: translated triangle maps.
Thomas Garrity*, Williams
Ilya Amburg, Williams
(1106111624) 
4:00 p.m.
Functional Analysis of Triangle Partition Maps, a Family of Multidimensional Continued Fraction Algorithms: Transfer Operators, ZetaLikeness, and Special Functions.
Ilya Amburg*, Williams College
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
(1106461693) 
4:30 p.m.
Nearest Integer Continued Fraction Systems.
Eugen Andrei Ghenciu*, University of WisconsinStout
Mario Roy, York University
Sara Munday, University of York
(1106371447) 
5:00 p.m.
The $(u,v)$CalkinWilf Tree.
Sandie Han, New York City College of Technology
Ariane Masuda, New York City College of Technology
Satyanand Singh, New York City College of Technology
Johann Thiel*, New York City College of Technology
(1106112349) 
5:30 p.m.
The CalkinWilf Tree for Linear Fractional Transformations.
Sandie Han, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Ariane Masuda*, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Satyanand Singh, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Johann Thiel, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
(1106112427)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry and Statistics, II
Room 007C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Susan Holmes, Stanford University susan@stat.stanford.edu

1:00 p.m.
Role of Geometry in Model Independent Statistical inference on NonEuclidean Spaces.
Rabi Bhattacharya*, University of Arizona
(110662260) 
2:00 p.m.
Riemannian and affine Structures for Geometric Statistics in Computational Anatomy.
Xavier Pennec*, Inria, Asclepios team
(110662356) 
3:00 p.m.
Analog Forecasting with DynamicsAdapted Kernels.
Zhizhen Zhao*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Dimitris Giannakis, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1106371450)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Fractional, Stochastic, and Hybrid Dynamic Systems with Applications, II
Room 003, 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

1:00 p.m.
Twoscale Network Dynamic Model for Energy Commodity Process.
Olusegun M Otunuga*, Marshall University
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida
(110637769) 
1:30 p.m.
Levytype Stochastic Dynamic Modeling of Option Pricing Process under SemiMarkovian Structural Perturbations.
Patrick A Assonken*, University of South Florida
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida
(110660960) 
2:00 p.m.
Chaos in a Twostage Discrete Model with Periodic Birthrates.
Ross Chiquet*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1106391015) 
2:30 p.m.
Collective Behavior of MultiCultural Social Networks Under Stochastic Structural Perturbations.
Kristina B Hilton*, University of South Florida
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida
(1106911097) 
3:00 p.m.
Monotone Method for MultiOrder NSystems of RiemannLiouville Fractional Differential Equations.
Zachary Denton*, North Carolina A&T State University
(1106341320) 
3:30 p.m.
Comparisons of Green's Functions for Multiple Term Fractional Differential Equations.
Paul Eloe*, University of Dayton
Jeffrey Lyons, Nova Southeastern University
Jeffrey Neugebauer, Eastern Kentucky University
(1106261358) 
4:00 p.m.
Some Basic Results of Caputo Fractional Differential Equations.
Aghalaya S. Vatsala*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bhuvaneswari Sambandham, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1106341232) 
4:30 p.m.
A fractional boundary value problem with Dirichlet boundary conditions.
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Lingju Kong, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Qingkai Kong, Northern Illinois University
Min Wang*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(1106341644) 
5:00 p.m.
Epidemiological Modeling and Stochastic Neural Networks.
Ryan M Thurman*, University of South Florida
Gangaram S Ladde, University of South Florida
(1106921917) 
5:30 p.m.
A threshold network dynamic and applications.
Gangaram S Ladde*, University of South Florida
(1106921840)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometries Defined by Differential Forms, I
Room 007D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sergey Grigorian, University of TexasPan American grigorians@utpa.edu
Sema Salur, University of Rochester
Albert J Todd, University of California, Riverside

1:00 p.m.
Generalized Willmore surfaces and applications.
Magdalena D. Toda*, Texas Tech University
Bhagya Athukorallage, Texas Tech University
(11065382) 
1:30 p.m.
Almost Contact Structures and $G_2$Manifolds.
Albert J. Todd*, University of South Alabama
(1106532219) 
2:00 p.m.
Formality in Cosymplectic and Sasakian Geometries.
Marisa Fernandez*, University of the Basque Country, Spain
(110653330) 
3:00 p.m.
Conformal and Bochner flatness in complex contact geometry and in the geometry of metric contact pairs.
David E. Blair*, Michigan State University
(1106531370) 
4:00 p.m.
Special Hermitian metrics on compact complex manifolds and holomorphic deformations.
Luis Ugarte*, University of Zaragoza, Spain
(1106531724) 
5:00 p.m.
Geometry and topology of $G_2$ and Spin$(7)$ submanifolds.
Rebecca Glover*, University of Rochester
(1106532412) 
5:30 p.m.
Cylindrical Contact Homology: An Abridged Restrospective.
Jo Nelson*, Institute for Advanced Study and Columbia University
Micheal Hutchings, UC Berkeley
(1106531046)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Tensor Categories, I
Room 006D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Susan Montgomery, University of Southern California
SiuHung Ng, Louisiana State University and Iowa State University rng@math.lsu.edu
Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M University

1:00 p.m.
Reflection Hopf Algebras.
Ellen E Kirkman*, Wake Forest University
James J Kuzmanovich, Wake Forest University
James J Zhang, University of Washington, Seattle
(110616931) 
1:30 p.m.
A Triviality Theorem for YetterDrinfel'd Hopf Algebras.
Yorck Sommerhäuser*, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
(1106162093) 
2:00 p.m.
Twisted Exponents for Hopf Algebras.
Maria D Vega*, North Carolina State University
Daniel S Sage, Louisiana State University
(1106161871) 
2:30 p.m.
On classification of semisimple Hopf algebras.
Yevgenia Kashina*, DePaul University
(1106172361) 
3:00 p.m.
Classification of connected Hopf algebras up to primecube dimension.
Xingting Wang*, University of Washington
(110616238) 
3:30 p.m.
Semisimple Hopf actions on quantizations.
Pavel Etingof, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chelsea Walton*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(110681157) 
4:00 p.m.
Automorphisms of semisimple Hopf algebras which are biproducts.
David E Radford*, University of Illinios at Chicago
(11061646) 
4:30 p.m.
Bismash Products and Exact Factorizations of $S_n$.
Joseph B Timmer*, Louisiana State University
(1106172305) 
5:00 p.m.
Universal enveloping algebras of Poisson Hopf algebras.
Jiafeng Lv, Zhejiang Normal University
Xingting Wang, University of Washington
Guangbin Zhuang*, University of Southern California
(110617353) 
5:30 p.m.
Free actions of compact quantum groups.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State University
(110622643)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #15: Part B
How to run a successful math circle.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Amanda Katharine Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University
Paul Zeitz, University of San Francisco 
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part B
Humanistic mathematics.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Eric Marland, Appalachian State University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Inequalities and Quantitative Approximation, II
Room 008A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Feng Dai, University of Alberta fdai@ualberta.ca
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of Central Florida

1:00 p.m.
On the Mahler Measure of the Hadamard Product of Polynomials.
Alexander (Oleksandr) V Tovstolis*, Oklahoma State University
(1106301090) 
1:30 p.m.
Extremal properties of weighted convolutions.
Arcadii Z. Grinshpan*, University of South Florida
(110633340) 
2:00 p.m.
Break 
2:30 p.m.
Modified Kantorovich operators providing a better error estimation.
Qiulan Qi*, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, P.R.China
(110641193) 
3:00 p.m.
The Closure in a Hilbert Space of a CHEBYSHEV Set Fails to be a CHEBYSHEV Set.
Gordon G Johnson*, University of Houston
(110641161) 
3:30 p.m.
Spherical harmonics with maximal norm growth.
Xiaolong Han*, Australian National University
(110633100)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems, II
Room 001B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Peter Muller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Kaitlyn Voccola, Colorado State University voccola@math.colostate.edu

1:00 p.m.
Resolution Optimization with Irregularly Sampled Fourier Data.
Matthew Ferrara, Matrix Research Inc.
Jason T. Parker, Air Force Research Laboratory
Margaret Cheney*, Colorado State University
(1106422702) 
1:30 p.m.
Active control for fields Modelled by Helmholtz equation.
Daniel T. Onofrei*, University of Houston
(110635121) 
2:00 p.m.
Kinetic models for imaging in random media.
Olivier Pinaud*, Colorado State University
(110635722) 
2:30 p.m.
Optimizing Quantities of Interest in High Dimensions to Improve Solutions to Inverse Problems.
Scott N. Walsh*, University of Colorado Denver
Troy Butler, University of Colorado Denver
(1106651300) 
3:00 p.m.
A Checkerboard Tiling Problem.
Curtis G Nelson*, University of Wyoming
Bryan L. Shader, University of Wyoming
(110605471) 
3:30 p.m.
Time reversal and inverse problems for radiative transport.
Sebastian Acosta*, Baylor College of Medicine
(110635864) 
4:00 p.m.
Fréchet Differentiability of Parabolic Partial Differential Equation.
Narayan Thapa*, Minot State University
(110635766) 
4:30 p.m.
The factorization method for a defective region in an anisotropic material.
Isaac Harris*, University of Delaware
Fioralba Cakoni, University of Delaware
(110635621) 
5:00 p.m.
Radiation therapy planning as an inverse problem  Mathematical perspective.
Abebaw Tadesse*, Langston University
Andrew Bucki, Langston University
(110649237) 
5:30 p.m.
A finite difference approach to solving the Dbar equation.
Peter A Muller*, Colorado State University
David Isaacson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gary Saulnier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jonathan Newell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(1106921908)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory, I
Room 006B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Cochran, Rice University cochran@rice.edu
Shelly Harvey, Rice University

1:00 p.m.
Sutured Floer homology and invariants of Legendrian and transverse knots.
John Etnyre*, Georgia Institute of Technology
David Shea VelaVick, Louisiana State University
Rumen Zarev, University of California, Berkeley
(110657865) 
1:30 p.m.
Legendrian Knots, Augmentations, and Rulings.
Caitlin Leverson*, Duke University
(1106531243) 
2:00 p.m.
Structure in Lower Order Quotients of the nSolvable Filtration.
Taylor E. Martin*, Sam Houston State University
(1106571402) 
2:30 p.m.
An infinite rank summand of topologically slice knots.
Jennifer Hom*, Columbia University
(1106571096) 
3:00 p.m.
Infection By A String Link.
Diego A Vela*, Rice University
(110655958) 
3:30 p.m.
Combinatorial tangle Floer homology.
Ina Petkova*, Rice University
Vera Vertesi, Universite de Strasbourg
(1106571106) 
4:00 p.m.
Tau invariants for balanced spatial graphs.
Katherine Vance*, Rice University
(1106571228) 
4:30 p.m.
The large scale geometry of strongly aperiodic subshifts of finite type.
David Bruce Cohen*, Rice University
(110620825) 
5:00 p.m.
Exceptional and cosmetic surgeries on knots.
Ryan Blair, CSU Long Beach
Marion Campisi*, Stanford University
Jesse Johnson, Oklahoma State University
Scott Taylor, Colby College
Maggy Tomova, University of Iowa
(110657275) 
5:30 p.m.
Leftorderability and cyclic branched covers.
Cameron McA. Gordon*, University of Texas at Austin
Tye Lidman, University of Texas at Austin
(1106571273)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Limits of Discrete Structures, II
Room 006A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Peter Diao, Stanford University
Dominique Guillot, Stanford University
Apoorva Khare, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University brajarat@stanford.edu

1:00 p.m.
Nonparametric block model estimation for sparse graphs.
Christian Borgs*, Microsoft Research
(1106051837) 
2:00 p.m.
On sequences of dense graphs.
Vera T. Sós*, Rényi Institute
(1106051998) 
3:00 p.m.
Differential Calculus on Graphon Space.
Peter Diao*, Stanford University
Dominique Guillot, Stanford University
Apoorva Khare, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University
(1106051995) 
3:30 p.m.
Measurable edge coloring.
Endre Csoka, University of Warwick
Gabor Lippner*, Northeastern University
Oleg Pikhurko, University of Warwick
(110605793) 
4:30 p.m.
Differential calculus on the space of countable labelled graphs.
Apoorva Khare*, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University
(1106052001) 
5:00 p.m.
Generalized Limits for Weighted Structures.
Ashwini Aroskar*, University of Michigan
James Cummings, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106032173)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Math Teachers Circles and the K20 Continuum
Room 007A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Conrey, American Institute of Mathematics
Michael Nakamaye, University of New Mexico nakamaye@math.unm.edu
Kristin Umland, University of New Mexico
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver

1:00 p.m.
Mathematics of MTC's spanning the K20 Spectrum.
Michael Nakamaye*, University of New Mexico
(110697687) 
1:30 p.m.
Northern Colorado Math Teachers' Circle's Implementation of Common Core State Standards.
Katherine Morrison*, University of Northern Colorado
Gulden Karakok, University of Northern Colorado
(1106971223) 
2:00 p.m.
Drawing on Effective Professional Development Research: Using a PedagogicalContent Model in the Philadelphia Area Math Teachers Circle (PAMTC).
Joshua A. Taton*, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Amy N. Myers, Bryn Mawr College
Cathryn Anderson, Washington Township School District
Stephen Bartholomew, The Philadelphia School
(110697226) 
2:30 p.m.
Quirky Mathematics: Its Joy and its Pedagogical Value.
James Tanton*, MAA
(110697432) 
3:00 p.m.
Modeling with Mathematics: MTC sessions that encourage and illuminate this CCSS Mathematical Practice.
Michelle A Manes*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(110697761) 
3:30 p.m.
Establishing and Maintaining a Math Teachers Circle.
Fawn P Nguyen*, Mesa Union Junior High
(110600826) 
4:00 p.m.
Mathematics Departments hosting MTCs.
Brian Conrey*, American Institute of Mathematics
(1106971957) 
4:30 p.m.
Baa Hozho': The Navajo Nation Math Circle Project.
Bob Klein*, Ohio University
(1106972008) 
5:00 p.m.
Using Math Teachers' Circles to Sustain a K16 Partnership among Teachers and University Faculty.
W. James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Angie Hodge, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Michelle Homp, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106971490) 
5:30 p.m.
Math Teacher Circles: Sustaining an NSF Math Science Partnership.
Amy Cohen*, Rutgers University
(110697349)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, II
Room 008B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University henson@andrews.edu
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross

1:00 p.m.
A general structured population model with application to amphibians and associated diseases.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jacoby Carter, National Wetlands Research CenterUSGS
Vinodh Chellamuthu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Baoling Ma, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Tingting Tang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(110692832) 
1:30 p.m.
Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of a twostage model with egg cannibalism for social insects.
Yun Kang*, School of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University
Marisabel Rodriguez, Arizona State University
Stephen Evilsizor, Arizona State University
(110634315) 
2:00 p.m.
Anthrax epizootic and migration: Persistence or extinction.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University
Avner Friedman, The Ohio State University
(1106921141) 
2:30 p.m.
Missing Constraints: Local Incentives May Sabotage LandscapeScale Coordinated Management.
Gwen Spencer*, Smith College
(110690971) 
3:00 p.m.
A Periodic Matrix Population Model for Monarch Butterflies.
Emily Hunt, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen*, James Madison University
(1106921125) 
3:30 p.m.
Optimal time dependent sampling for invasive species management.
Matthew H. Holden*, Cornell University
Stephen P. Ellner, Cornell University
Jan P. Nyrop, Cornell University
(110692538) 
4:00 p.m.
Modeling and analysis of avian populations vulnerable to wind energy.
Eric A Eager*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Richard A Erickson, United States Geological Survey
Wayne E Thogmartin, United States Geological Survey
(110692302) 
4:30 p.m.
Estimating the contributions of discrete habitats to population dynamics of migratory species.
Ruscena Wiederholt*, University of Arizona
Laura LopezHoffman, University of Arizona
Brady Mattson, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Austria
Waynge Thogmartin, United States Geological Survey
Jay E Diffendorfer, United States Geological Survey
Richard A Erickson, United States Geological Survey
Paula Federico, Capital University
(110692293) 
5:00 p.m.
Optimum reserve size, fishing induced change in carrying capacity, and phenotypic diversity.
Worku T Bitew*, State University of New YorkFarmingdale
Wisdom Akpalu, UNUWIDER
(1106911063) 
5:30 p.m.
A diffuse interface model for two phase flow in karst aquifers.
Daozhi Han*, Florida State University
Xiaoming Wang, Florida State University
Dong Sun, Florida State University
Hao Wu, Fudan University
(1106761426)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Poland: Interbellum, World War II, and Immediate PostWar Developments, II
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Mohammad Javaheri, Siena College
Emelie A. Kenney, Siena College kenney@siena.edu

1:00 p.m.
Polish Mathematical School and the Foundations of Mathematics.
Jan Woleński*, University of Management, Information and Technology, Rzeszow, Poland
(1106011180) 
2:00 p.m.
Mathematicians and the 1920 PolishSoviet War.
James T Smith*, San Francisco State University
(110601928) 
2:30 p.m.
The Life and Logic of Stanisław Leśniewski.
V. Frederick Rickey*, West Point
(1106011432) 
3:00 p.m.
Journeys of a Mathematician  Mieczyslaw Altman's life story during and after World War II  and his quest to discover the methods that will find the optimal solution.
Tom Altman*, University of Colorado Denver, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
(1106011012) 
3:30 p.m.
Logic, Language and the Polish School.
Michael B Kac*, Department of Philosophy and Program in Linguistics, University of Minnesota
(1106011760) 
4:00 p.m.
Recollections of a mathematician's daughter: a history of 20th century Polish intelligentsia in a nutshell.
Zofia GolabMeyer*, Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University
(1106012689)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Function Theory, II
Room 001A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa
Gelu F. Popescu, University of Texas at San Antonio gelu.popescu@utsa.edu

1:00 p.m.
The matrix cube, dilations, linear matrix inequalities and probability.
J William Helton, University of California, San Diego
Igor Klep, University of Auckland
Scott McCullough*, University of Florida
Markus Schweighofer, University of Konstanz
(110647884) 
1:30 p.m.
Dilation and functionalmodel theory for Hilbert space noncommutative $n$hypercontractive operator tuples.
Joseph A. Ball*, Virginia Tech
Vladimir Bolotnikov, College of William & Mary
(110647755) 
2:00 p.m.
Implicit/inverse function theorems for free noncommutative functions.
Gulnara Abduvalieva, Drexel University
Dmitry KaliuzhnyiVerbovetskyi*, Drexel University
(110646754) 
2:30 p.m.
Operatorvalued monotone convolution semigroups.
Michael Anshelevich*, Texas A&M University
John D Williams, Universität des Saarlandes
(110646628) 
3:00 p.m.
Cross Section Algebras of Holomorphic Matrix Bundles.
Erin Griesenauer*, University of Iowa
Paul S. Muhly, University of Iowa
Baruch Solel, Technion
(110647553) 
3:30 p.m.
Pick Interpolation in a Weighted Noncommutative Setting.
Jennifer Good*, University of Iowa
(110647506) 
4:00 p.m.
Local maps and the representation theory of operator algebras.
Elias G. Katsoulis*, East Carolina University
(110647297) 
4:30 p.m.
Free functions with symmetry.
J. E. Pascoe*, University of California, San Diego
(1106471996) 
5:00 p.m.
Noncommutative Integrability.
Victor Vinnikov*, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
(1106471770) 
5:30 p.m.
The dual of the continuous multipliers on DruryArveson space.
Raphael Clouatre, University of Waterloo
Kenneth R. Davidson*, University of Waterloo
(110647874)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in the Analysis and Applications of Modern Splitting Methods, II
Room 006C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Abdul Q. M. Khaliq, Middle Tennessee State University
Qin Sheng, Baylor University Qin_Sheng@baylor.edu
Bruce Wade, University of WisconsinMilwaukee

1:00 p.m.
Operator splitting methods for pricing options under jumpdiffusion models.
Jari Toivanen*, Stanford University
(110665397) 
1:30 p.m.
The Locally Extrapolated Exponential Time Differencing LOD Scheme for Multidimensional ReactionDiffusion Systems.
Harish P. Bhatt*, Middle Tennessee State University
Abdul Q. M. Khaliq, Middle Tennessee State University
(1106651049) 
2:00 p.m.
A Superconvergence Analysis of the Quadratic Finite Element Method Based on Unstructured Anisotropic Meshes.
Weiming Cao*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(110665607) 
2:30 p.m.
Multiproduct Expansions in Application to Singular Partial Differential Equations.
Matthew A. Beauregard*, Stephen F. Austin State University
Jurgen Geiser, ErnstMoritzArntz University of Greifswald, Institute of Physics
(1106651740) 
3:00 p.m.
A numerical splitexplicit method for integration of the Linear Shallow Water Equations.
Grace Ann Kennedy*, Arizona State University
Mohamed Moustaoui, Arizona State University
(110635914) 
3:30 p.m.
Hessian Recovery for Finite Element Methods.
Hailong Guo*, Wayne State University
Zhimin Zhang, Wayne State University
Ren Zhao, Wayne State University
(110665106) 
4:00 p.m.
Highorder PathIntegral Monte Carlo methods for solving manyfermion problems.
Siu A. Chin*, Texas A&M University
(1106651793) 
4:30 p.m.
Stability and Accuracy Analysis of a SplitExplicit Scheme based on a FourthOrder TimeFiltered Leapfrog Method.
Dalton M. Woodard*, Arizona State University
Mohamed Moustaoui, Arizona State University
(1106651965) 
5:00 p.m.
Analysis of Mixed FEMs for CahnHilliardFlow Models.
Amanda E Diegel*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Steve Wise, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Xiaobing Feng, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cheng Wang, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth
(110665197) 
5:30 p.m.
A Split Explicit Scheme for Integration of Nonlinear Atmospheric Equations Involving Multiple Timescales.
Brian W. Bell*, Arizona State University
Mohamed Moustaoui, Arizona State University
(1106351966)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Selmer Groups, II
Room 007B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Mirela Ciperiani, University of Texas at Austin mirela@math.utexas.edu
Henri Darmon, McGill University

1:00 p.m.
Congruences between AbelJacobi images of generalized Heegner cycles and special values of padic Lfunctions.
Daniel J Kriz*, Princeton University
(110611943) 
2:00 p.m.
Shadow lines in the arithmetic of elliptic curves.
Jennifer Balakrishnan*, University of Oxford
Mirela Çiperiani, University of Texas at Austin
Jaclyn Lang, University of California, Los Angeles
Bahare Mirza, McGill University
Rachel Newton, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn
(110611937) 
3:00 p.m.
Universal norm of crystalline classes.
Antonio Lei*, Université Laval
(110611894) 
4:00 p.m.
$p$Selmer growth in extensions of degree $p$.
Kestutis Cesnavicius*, University of California, Berkeley
(110611181) 
5:00 p.m.
The distribution of the Tamagawa ratio in the family of elliptic curves with a twotorsion point.
Zev Klagsbrun, Center for Communications Research
Robert J Lemke Oliver*, Stanford University
(110611833)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part B
Teaching college mathematics (for instructors new to teaching at the collegiate level and for instructors who prepare GTAs for their first teaching experience).
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Ann Humes, Michigan Technological University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Application of Reaction Diffusion Models, II
Room 002, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jerome Goddard II, Auburn University Montgomery jgoddard@aum.edu
Ratnasingham Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro

1:00 p.m.
Solutions to a singularly perturbed supercritical elliptic equation on a Riemannian manifold concentrating at a submanifold.
Mónica Clapp*, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Marco Ghimenti, Università di Pisa
Anna Maria Micheletti, Università di Pisa
(110635809) 
2:00 p.m.
Steady state solutions of a reactiondiffusion system modeling an autocatalytic chemical reaction with decay.
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary
(110635844) 
2:30 p.m.
Existence, stability, and bifurcation results for positive solutions for classes of semilinear elliptic boundary value problems with nonlinear boundary conditions.
Jerome Goddard II*, Auburn University Montgomery
R. Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro
(1106351726) 
3:00 p.m.
Optimal control of PDE models for populations.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee and NIMBioS
(110635691) 
3:30 p.m.
Geometry of radial states in $p$Laplacian equations.
Bevin Laurel Maultsby*, University of Minnesota
(1106352314) 
4:00 p.m.
Continua of solutions for asymptotically linear systems of three equations.
Maya Chhetri*, UNC Greensboro
Petr Girg, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
(1106352566) 
4:30 p.m.
Analysis of Steady State Solutions in an Abstract Model of Glioblastoma Multiforme under Immunotherapy Treatment.
Kristen Abernathy*, Winthrop University
(1106341825) 
5:00 p.m.
A Mathematical Model of Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells with Immunotherapy.
Zachary J. Abernathy*, Winthrop University
(1106342120) 
5:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Linear Elliptic Eigenproblems and Observing Lyapunov Exponents of Infinitedimensional Dynamics.
Mauricio Alexander Rivas*, Wake Forest University
(1106352308)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory, and Difference and Functional Equations, II
Room 102A, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Optimal points for nonhomogeneous Cantor distributions.
Lakshmi Roychowdhury*, University of TexasPan American
(1106372831) 
1:15 p.m.
The Grigorchuk groups and Toeplitz subshifts.
Yaroslav Vorobets*, Texas A&M University
(1106372885) 
1:30 p.m.
Transition fronts of FisherKPP equations in locally spatially inhomogeneous patchy environments.
Aijun Zhang*, Drexel University
Erik S Van Vleck, University of Kansas
(110637810) 
1:45 p.m.
Parameter Driven Dynamics of Trypanosomiasis in a Cattle Population.
Joyce Akinyi Otieno*, Maseno University
Joseph Y. T Mugisha, Makerere University
Betty K Nannyonga, Makerere University
Paul O. Oleche, Maseno University
(110637866) 
2:00 p.m.
Optimal synchronization of complex networks.
Per Sebastian Skardal*, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
(1106371304) 
2:15 p.m.
Bistability in Inhomogeneity  Effects of Flow Coherent Structures on the Fate of a Bistable Reaction.
Aditya Dhumuntarao*, Arizona State University
Wenbo Tang, Arizona State University
(1106371852) 
2:30 p.m.
Measuring Complexity and Structure in Dynamical Systems.
Benjamin N Wilson*, University of North Carolina at Chape Hill
Karl Petersen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1106371927) 
2:45 p.m.
Efficient Algorithms with an application to Wildland Fire Simulation.
Volodymyr Kondratenko*, University of Colorado Denver
Jan Mandel, University of Colorado Denver
(1106372215) 
3:00 p.m.
A Kinetic Model for HIV1 Viral Capsid Nucleation.
Farrah SadreMarandi*, Colorado State University
(1106372343) 
3:15 p.m.
Bifurcation Analysis of Systems of Neutral Equations of Mixed Type.
Charles Lamb*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Erik S. Van Vleck, University of Kansas
(1106372659) 
3:30 p.m.
Treatment for Analytical Solution of Nonlinear Oscillation System Via Decomposition Method.
Mahmoud Najafi, Kent State University Ashtabula
D Wayne Fincher*, Kent State University Ashtabula
(11063770) 
3:45 p.m.
An Analogy of LiYorke's Period Three Implies Chaos for Simple Dendrites.
Jorge Luis Guerrero*, Texas A&M International University
(1106372824) 
4:00 p.m.
Rankone transformations of ergodic index $k$ in infinite measure.
Terrence M Adams, Department of Defense
Cesar E Silva*, Williams College
(1106372610) 
4:15 p.m.
Existence and Uniqueness of TimeInvariant Measure for the TimeDependent NavierStokes Equations.
Gregory A Varner*, John Brown University
(1106371117) 
4:30 p.m.
Subdiagrams and invariant measures on Bratteli diagrams.
Sergey Bezuglyi*, University of Iowa
(1106371511) 
4:45 p.m.
A Boundary Value Problem in Nabla Fractional Calculus.
Julia St. Goar*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106392145) 
5:00 p.m.
Multispecies hierarchical competition models with the Allee effect.
Laila Assas*, King Abdul Aziz University
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University
Eddy Kwessi, Trinity University
George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute
Brian Dennis, University of Idaho
(1106392199) 
5:15 p.m.
The Flour Beetle  A Discrete Mathematical Model.
Matthew Joshua Buhr*, University of South Dakota
(110639542) 
5:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Constancy for Pantograph Equations with Impulses.
Fatma Karakoc*, Ankara University
Huseyin Bereketoglu, Ankara University
(110639429) 
5:45 p.m.
The Familiarity Curve of the Slow Flashcard System.
Joel D Nishimura*, Arizona State University
Timothy P Novikoff, New York City, NY
(1106822710)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Ethnomathematics: A Tribute to Marcia Ascher, II
Room 213B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ximena Catepillan, Millersville University ximena.catepillan@millersville.edu
Amy ShellGellasch, Montgomery College
Janet Beery, University of Redlands

1:00 p.m.
Game Analysis of Mu Torere and Related Ethnographic Games.
Darrah P. Chavey*, Beloit College
Philip D. Straffin, Jr., Beloit College, Emeritus
(1106D12886) 
1:20 p.m.
Śiśubodha Taraṅgi#x0194;ī: A 1933 mathematics and astrology book from Nepal, its content and backstory.
Deepak Basyal*, New Mexico State University
(1106D1784) 
1:40 p.m.
The Ethnomathematics of North American Rock Art.
James V. Rauff*, Millikin University
(1106D128) 
2:00 p.m.
Comparing Traditions of Fairness.
Jennifer Wilson*, The New School
(1106D12674) 
2:20 p.m.
Women and Ethnomathematics: Aspects of Gender.
Thomas E. Gilsdorf*, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
(1106D1587) 
2:40 p.m.
Remarks on Vedic Arithmetic  multiplication.
Ximena Catepillan, Millersville University
Waclaw Szymanski*, West Chester University
(1106D11849)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis
Room 101B, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Limited sets and bibasic sequences.
Ioana Ghenciu*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
(110646319) 
1:15 p.m.
Distributions in Spaces with Thick Points.
Yunyun Esther Yang*, Louisiana State University
(110646711) 
1:30 p.m.
Variational inequality and surjectivity of noncoercive operators and application to nonlinear parabolic problems.
Teffera M Asfaw*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(1106461445) 
1:45 p.m.
Stolarsky Means and Fremlin Tensor Products.
Christopher Michael Schwanke*, University of Mississippi
Gerard Buskes, University of Mississippi
(1106461869) 
2:00 p.m.
Coverstrict topologies and algebraic structures for some spaces of vectorvalued functions.
Terje Hõim*, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic Univ, and Univ. of Tartu, Estonia
D. A. Robbins, Trinity College
(110646614) 
2:15 p.m.
A Classification of TwoDimensional Operator Systems in $M_2$.
Roy M. Araiza*, San Jose State University
Heather Buyu, Coker College
Kimberly Duran, University of Memphis
Richard Morris, University of Texas at Austin
(1106461494) 
2:30 p.m.
The Similarity Degree of Approximately Divisible C$^*$algebras.
Weihua Li*, Columbia College Chicago
(110646570) 
2:45 p.m.
Generalized StoneWeierstrass Theorem for C*(Y).
Hueytzen J. Wu*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
WanHong Wu, Magnolia, Texas
(1106461218) 
3:00 p.m.
On one theorem of Kadison for locally C*algebras.
Alexander A Katz*, St. John's University, NY, USA
(1106462260) 
3:15 p.m.
On GelfandNaimark type theorem for real locally C*algebras.
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University, NY
Oleg Friedman*, U of South Africa, RSA/Lander College for Men of Touro College, NY
(1106462286) 
3:30 p.m.
The Quantum Pair of Pants.
Matthew McBride*, University of Oklahoma
Slawomir Klimek, Indiana University  Purdue University Indianapolis
Sumedha Rathnayake, Indiana University  Purdue University Indianapolis
Kaoru Sakai, Indiana University  Purdue University Indianapolis
(1106462489) 
3:45 p.m.
Functional calculus and spectral theorem for selfadjoint operators on Pontrjagin $P_1$ space with indefinite metric.
Sofya Masharipova*, Ashford University
Shukhrat Usmanov, Ashford University
(1106462856) 
4:00 p.m.
On Positive Tensor Products of $\ell_p$spaces.
Qingying Bu, University of Mississippi
Byunghoon Lee*, University of Mississippi
(1106461754) 
4:15 p.m.
Adjoints of Orthogonally Additive Polynomials.
Stephan C Roberts*, University of Mississippi
Gerard Buskes, University of Mississippi
(1106462005) 
4:30 p.m.
Mass Renormalization in the Nelson Model.
Fumio Hiroshima, Kyushu University
Susumu Osawa*, Hokkaido University
(1106462237) 
4:45 p.m.
A new approach to $\alpha$$\psi$contractive mappings along with multiplicative distances and generalized UlamHyers stability, wellposedness and limit shadowing results.
Wutiphol Sintunavarat*, Thammasat University
(1106462425) 
5:00 p.m.
The Union of Frame Theoretic and Gegenbauer Reprojection Techniques to Improve Image Construction Rates.
L. Hall*, Arizona State University
(1106462890) 
5:15 p.m.
A Generalized Wolff's Ideal Theorem on Certain Subalgebras of $H^{\infty}(\mathbb{D})$.
Debendra P Banjade*, Coastal Carolina University
Caleb D Holloway, University of Arkansas
Tavan T Trent, The University of Alabama
(1106462447)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory, Topological Groups, and Lie Groups
Room 203A, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Posets related to Coxeter groups of type $H_2$,$H_3$, and $H_4$.
Abigail C Bishop*, North Carolina State University
(110600634) 
1:15 p.m.
Partial decomposition bases and partial subbases.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(110620123) 
1:30 p.m.
Graph Products of Groups in Thompson's group V.
Nathan Corwin*, Rutgers University
Kathryn Haymaker, Villanova University
(1106202791) 
1:45 p.m.
Generalizations of commutativity in finite groups.
Thomas Langley*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1106202802) 
2:00 p.m.
Variation on a Theme of I.D. MacDonald.
Joseph Phillip Brennan*, Binghamton University SUNY
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University SUNY
(110620531) 
2:15 p.m.
Some recent advances in lattices of supercharacter theories.
Anders O.F. Hendrickson*, St. Norbert College
(1106202790) 
2:30 p.m.
Reverse Cayley Graphs: Imposing Group Structure on the Platonic Solids.
David Plaxco*, Virginia Tech
(110620523) 
2:45 p.m.
Distance Spectra of Cayley Graphs of Complex Reflection Groups.
Briana FosterGreenwood*, Idaho State University
Cathy Kriloff, Idaho State University
(1106202597) 
3:00 p.m.
The horofunction boundary of the lamplighter group with the DiestelLeader metric.
Keith Jones, SUNY Oneonta
Gregory A. Kelsey*, Trinity College
(1106201734) 
3:15 p.m.
Monotone Catenary Degrees for Small Groups.
Alexander F. Card*, University of Central Missouri
(1106202613) 
3:30 p.m.
Groups with the weak minimal condition on nonpermutable subgroups.
Laxmi K. Chataut*, The University of Alabama , Tuscaloosa
(1106201353) 
3:45 p.m.
The Cross Number of Zerosum Free Sequences in Finite Abelian Groups.
Bumsoo Kim*, Princeton University
(1106202786) 
4:00 p.m.
Recognizing $\operatorname{PGL}_3$ via generic $4$transitivity.
Joshua Wiscons*, Hamilton College
(1106201660) 
4:15 p.m.
Relative divergence of finitely generated groups.
Hung Cong Tran*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1106201813) 
4:30 p.m.
Conjugacy Classes of $\theta$ stable, maximal $k$split tori invariant under involutions of SL($n,k$).
Sarah B Mason*, North Carolina State University
(1106201717) 
4:45 p.m.
An algebraic proof of Szeméredi's affine cube lemma via ultrafilters.
John H. Johnson*, The Ohio State University
(1106202125) 
5:00 p.m.
Extending the Euclidean Dimension of Spinpossible.
Ethan Kowalenko*, Metropolitan State University of Denver
(1106202143) 
5:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A natural twogenerator construction of the sporadic Mathieu group $M_{24}$.
Paul E. Becker*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Jennifer Ulrich, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Sheridan Houghten, Brock University
Martin Derka, Waterloo University
(110620388) 
5:30 p.m.
The Smooth Locus of Spiral Schubert Varieties of type $\tilde A_2$.
William Graham, University of Georgia
Wenjing Li*, City University of New York
(110622182) 
5:45 p.m.
Computing hermitian forms.
Jonathan Francis Fernandes*, University of Maryland, College Park
(1106222860) 
6:00 p.m.
Global Actions of the Symmetry Group of the $n$dimensional Porous Medium Equation.
Jose A Franco*, University of North Florida
(1106221901)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Modeling or Applications,III
Room 213A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Modeling Local Pattern Formation on Membrane Surfaces using Nonlocal Interactions.
Melissa R. Adkins*, Colorado State University
Yongcheng Zhou, Colorado State University
(1106VG629) 
1:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Application of Gaussian Process and Maximum Entropy Sampling in Methane Plume Prediction.
Raquel A Barata*, Adams State University
David R Thompson, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Lance Christensen, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(1106VG2294) 
1:30 p.m.
Stochastic Transport Theory and Applications.
Richard Vasques*, UFRGS  Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
(1106VG1677) 
1:45 p.m.
Increasing prosperity, decreasing satisfaction: insights from an agentbased model.
Chris Thron*, Texas A&M University  Central Texas
(1106VG1602) 
2:00 p.m.
Local Image Comparison Using Krawtchouk Moment Invariants.
Atilla Sit*, Eastern Kentucky University
Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University
(1106VG2385) 
2:15 p.m.
A Piece of Paper and a Pair of Scissors.
Claudiu Mihai*, Daemen College
Christine Rakowski, Amherst, NY
(1106VG2437) 
2:30 p.m.
Using Predictive Mathematical Modeling to Determine What Impacts Student Retention in the First, Second, and Third Years.
Larry Wayne Lewis*, Ivy Tech Community College
Rebecca Patterson, University of Louisville
(1106VG2705) 
2:45 p.m.
Break 
3:00 p.m.
Restructuring of Languages by Learners: a Mathematical Framework.
Jacquelyn L Rische*, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Natalia L Komarova, University of California, Irvine
(1106VG1817) 
3:15 p.m.
Applying the common sense test as a diagnostic in mathematical modeling for decision making or research.
William P. Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
(1106VG1198) 
3:30 p.m.
Fractional order bilingualism model without conversion from dominant unilingual group to bilingual group.
Yusuf Sofuoglu*, Ankara University
Nuri Ozalp, Ankara University
(1106VG1700) 
3:45 p.m.
Aligned Hierarchies for Sequential Data.
Katherine M. Kinnaird*, Macalester College
(1106VG2617)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Geometry
Room 212A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Properties of Integral Invariants of The Ruled Surface with Darboux Frame in $\mathbb{E}^{3}$.
Gülsüm Yeliz Şentürk*, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul
Salim Yüce, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul
(1106VM2204) 
1:15 p.m.
On The Octonionic Inclined Curves In The 8 Dimensional Euclidean Space.
Özcan Bektaş*, Yıldız Technical University
Salim Yüce, Yıldız Technical University
(1106VM2205) 
1:30 p.m.
On The Special Octonionic Curves In The 8 Dimensional Euclidean Space.
Salim Yüce*, Yıldız Technical University
Özcan Bektaş, Yıldız Technical University
(1106VM2324) 
1:45 p.m.
Cyclotomic Sets in AG($2,q$).
Philip DeOrsey*, University of Colorado Denver
William Cherowitzo, University of Colorado Denver
(1106VM1472) 
2:00 p.m.
On the maximum and minimum number of "sets" in subspaces of the affine space represented by the cards in the game of SET.
Anthony J. Macula*, SUNY Geneseo
(1106VM1116) 
2:15 p.m.
Cosmologies determined by pairs of quadrics.
Jonathan E Holland*, University of Pittsburgh
(1106VM2243) 
2:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: An affine CalabiYau manifold with irregular tangent cone at infinity.
Ronan J Conlon*, CIRGET, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
HansJoachim Hein, University of Maryland
(1106VM366) 
2:45 p.m.
On the Moving Coordinate System and Pole Points in Affine CayleyKlein Planes.
Nurten (Bayrak) Gürses*, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul
Salim Yüce, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul
(1106VM1872) 
3:00 p.m.
Triangles in Wonderland. Are there more obtuse or acute triangles?
Joseph P Previte*, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Michelle Previte, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
(1106VM2712) 
3:15 p.m.
Degenerate Tetrahedra.
Derege H. Mussa*, University of Texas at Dallas
(1106VM1578) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Amoebas, Nonnegative Polynomials and Sums of Squares Supported on Circuits.
Timo de Wolff*, Texas A&M University
Sadik Iliman, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
(1106VM1621) 
3:45 p.m.
Spiraling geodesics in staircase metric geometries.
Ryan Hood, Austin College
J Mealy*, Austin College
(1106VM1251) 
4:00 p.m.
Entropies, Stability and YangMills Flow.
Casey L Kelleher*, University of California, Irvine
Jeffrey D Streets, University of California, Irvine
(1106VM308) 
4:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Tropical BrillNoether theory.
Yoav Len*, Yale University
(1106VM1647) 
4:30 p.m.
A simple proof of Bernstein theorem for de Sitter spaces.
Dat P Nguyen*, SUNY Stony Brook
(1106VM2678) 
4:45 p.m.
On the Positivity of Kirillov's Character Formula.
Ehssan Khanmohammadi*, Penn State University
(1106VM2743) 
5:00 p.m.
A Compact Moduli Space of Elliptic K3 Surfaces.
Adrian Brunyate*, University of Georgia
(1106VM2859) 
5:15 p.m.
Loxodromic Curves on Surfaces of Revolution.
Jacob M Blackwood, Siena College
Adam M Dukehart*, Siena College
(1106VM1851) 
5:30 p.m.
Geometry of the FermatTorricelli problem.
Faruk F. AbiKhuzam*, American University of Beirut
(1106VM2269) 
5:45 p.m.
Do typical visual representations obstruct mathematical cognition?
Milé Krajcevski*, University of South Florida
(1106VM1900)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Graph Theory, I
Room 217B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Disjoint Cycles and Equitable Coloring.
H. Kierstead, Arizona State University
A. Kostochka, University of Illinois at UrbanaChamapaign
T. Molla, University of Illinois at UrbanaChamapaign
E. Yeager*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChamapaign
(1106VN78) 
1:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Containment: A Variation of Cops and Robbers.
Natasha Komarov*, Carnegie Mellon University
John Mackey, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106VN215) 
1:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Saturation of trees in the hypercube.
Kavish P. Gandhi*, Newton North High School
Chiheon Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1106VN228) 
1:45 p.m.
Distance Labelings of Amalgamations and Injective Labelings of General Graphs.
Nathaniel Karst, Babson College
Jessica Oehrlein*, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Denise Sakai Troxell, Babson College
Junjie Zhu, Stanford University
(1106VN242) 
2:00 p.m.
Gridline Graphs in Higher Dimensions.
Adam Volk*, University of Dayton
Joshua Mireles, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106VN294) 
2:15 p.m.
TwoPlayer Pebbling on Diameter 2 Graphs.
Matthew J Prudente*, Lehigh University
(1106VN520) 
2:30 p.m.
The minimum number of edges in a 4critical graph that is bipartite plus 3 edges.
A. V. Kostochka, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign; Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia
B. M. Reiniger*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1106VN573) 
2:45 p.m.
Strongly Regular Graphs from Generalized Quadrangles.
Liz LaneHarvard*, University of Central Oklahoma
Tim Penttila, Colorado State University
(1106VN601) 
3:00 p.m.
Graphs of polytopes and abstract polytopes.
Edward D. Kim*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1106VN604) 
3:15 p.m.
Break 
3:30 p.m.
Diameters of polytope graphs and an improved upper bound on subset partition graphs.
J. Mackenzie Gallagher*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1106VN725) 
3:45 p.m.
Complete $r$partite graphs determined by their domination polynomial.
Barbara M Anthony*, Southwestern University
Michael E. Picollelli, California State University San Marcos
(1106VN726) 
4:00 p.m.
Counting the isomorphism classes of the generalized Petersen graphs.
Sarah Hanusch*, Texas State University
(1106VN897) 
4:15 p.m.
Break 
4:30 p.m.
On Chorded Cycles.
Megan Cream*, Emory University
Ronald Gould, Emory University
Ralph Faudree, University of Memphis
Kazuhide Hirohata, Keio University
(1106VN1010) 
4:45 p.m.
The Existence of Trees for Given Values of $\lambda$, $\bar{\kappa}$, and $\kappa$ for $L(2,1)$Colorings and Irreducible $L(2,1)$Colorings.
John Villalpando*, California Lutheran University
Vesta Coufal, Gonzaga University
Kathie Yerion, Gonzaga University
Rob Ray, Gonzaga University
(1106VN1021) 
5:00 p.m.
All Graphs are Hall $\Delta(G)$Completable.
Sarah Holliday, Southern Polytechnic State University
Jennifer Vandenbussche, Southern Polytechnic State University
Erik Westlund*, Kennesaw State University
(1106VN1054) 
5:15 p.m.
The Generalized Steiner CableTrench Problem with Application to Error Correction in Vascular Imaging.
Eric J. Landquist*, Kutztown University
(1106VN1067) 
5:30 p.m.
$T_{r}span$ of Directed Wheel Graphs.
Marc J Besson*, Dickinson College
(1106VN1112) 
5:45 p.m.
4equitable Tree Labelings.
Zena Coles, Bard College
Alana Huszar, The College of New Jersey
Jared Miller, Bob Jones University
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo*, Valparaiso University
(1106VN2897)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Teaching or Learning Calculus
Room 214C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
GeoGebra 5.0 and Multivariable Calculus.
Philip Joseph Lombardo*, St. Joseph's College of New York
(1106VT1559) 
1:15 p.m.
Calculus with and without Top Hat.
John W. Thompson*, U. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Stephen Curran, U. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
(1106VT317) 
1:30 p.m.
A Study of Calculus Instructors' Perceptions of Approximation as a Unifying Thread of the FirstYear Calculus.
Kimberly S. Sofronas*, Emmanuel College
Thomas C. DeFranco, University of Connecticut
Hariharan Swaminathan, University of Connecticut
Nicholas Gorgievski, Nichols College
Charles Vinsonhaler, University of Connecticut
(1106VT346) 
1:45 p.m.
"How does this help me?" Modeling growth in introductory calculus by using participation in formative assessment.
Rebecca Anne Dibbs*, Texas A&M UniversityCommerce
(1106VT398) 
2:00 p.m.
Teaching Calculus II in modular format to increase student success.
Lake Ritter*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(1106VT1308) 
2:15 p.m.
Enneper Surfaces  An Example of History and Exploration in the Teaching of Calculus.
Paul Sisson*, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Tibor Szarvas, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
(1106VT1771) 
2:30 p.m.
Blending Mathematical Modeling and Calculus: A Data Driven Approach to Calculus.
Joel M Kilty*, Centre College
(1106VT2182) 
2:45 p.m.
Alignment in Students, Teaching Assistants, and Instructors on the Purpose and Practice of Calculus I Labs.
Yuliya Melnikova*, Texas State University
(1106VT2379) 
3:00 p.m.
"I Used to Hate Math. Now I Hate it Even More!" Undergraduate Calculus I Students' Perceptions of Mathematics: A Look at Survey Responses.
Ryan Grover*, University of Colorado  Boulder
(1106VT2448) 
3:15 p.m.
Students' Knowledge of Functions and Their Learning of Key Calculus Concepts.
Caroline J. Hagen*, Tufts University
(1106VT2698) 
3:30 p.m.
Inverting multivariable calculus.
Joel Louwsma*, Smith College
(1106VT2871) 
3:45 p.m.
Working to Improve Student Success in Calculus I Through Precalculus Support.
Therese Shelton*, Southwestern University
Alison M Marr, Southwestern University
(1106VT2377) 
4:00 p.m.
An Innovative, ThreeDimensional Approach to Multivariable Calculus Instruction.
Jason Samuels*, City University of New YorkBMCC
Aaron Wangberg, Winona State University
Brian Fisher, Lubbock Christian University
Eric Weber, Oregon State University
(1106VT2169) 
4:15 p.m.
Student Use of Example Generation in a Calculus Course: Potential Barriers to Student Learning with Example Generation.
Susan Marla Orme*, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
Heidi Jean Turner, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
Elaine Rumsey Wagner, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
(1106VT1379) 
4:30 p.m.
Student Use of Example Generation in a Calculus Course: Student Success in Learning with Example Generation.
Heidi Jean Turner*, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
Elaine Rumsey Wagner, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
Susan Marla Orme, Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
(1106VT1381)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, II
Room 101A, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Large gaps between zeros of the Dedekind zetafunction of a quadratic number field.
Caroline L. TurnageButterbaugh*, North Dakota State University
(1106112300) 
1:15 p.m.
Gaps between zeros of $\operatorname{GL}(2)$ $L$functions.
Owen F. Barrett*, Yale University
Brian McDonald, University of Rochester
Steven J. Miller, Williams College
Patrick Ryan, Harvard University
Caroline L. TurnageButterbaugh, North Dakota State University
Karl Winsor, University of Michigan
(1106112820) 
1:30 p.m.
On the index of genus one curves over infinite, finitely generated fields.
Pete L. Clark, University of Georgia
Allan Lacy*, University of Georgia
(1106112752) 
1:45 p.m.
Minimal value set polynomials and a generalization of the Hermitian curve.
Ricardo Conceicao*, Oxford College of Emory University
Herivelto Borges, Universidade de Sao Paulo, ICMC, Sao Carlos, Brazil
(11061192) 
2:00 p.m.
Distribution of integral division points on the algebraic torus.
Philipp Habegger, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Suion Ih*, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1106111936) 
2:15 p.m.
On Arboreal Galois Representations of Rational Functions.
Ashvin Anand Swaminathan*, Harvard College
(1106111113) 
2:30 p.m.
Elliptic construction of modular generators.
Tim Huber*, University of TexasPan American
(1106112494) 
2:45 p.m.
Hermitian Jacobi Forms and Congruences.
Olav K Richter, University of North Texas
Jayantha N Senadheera*, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
(1106111735) 
3:00 p.m.
RankinCohen brackets for Hermitian Jacobi forms and for Hermitian modular forms.
James D Martin*, University of North Texas
(1106112159) 
3:15 p.m.
Quantum modular forms from mock Jacobi forms.
Susie Kimport*, Yale University
(1106111608) 
3:30 p.m.
The zeros of certain weakly holomorphic Drinfeld modular forms and quasimodular forms.
SoYoung Choi, Dongkuk University, Kyeongju
BoHae Im*, ChungAng University, Seoul, Korea
(110611180) 
3:45 p.m.
Orbital Integrals and Shalika Germs for $\mathfrak{sl}_n$ and $\mathfrak{sp}_{2n}$.
Sharon M. Frechette*, College of the Holy Cross
Lance Robson, Vancouver, British Columbia
Julia Gordon, University of British Columbia
(110611870) 
4:00 p.m.
Extensions of SelbergDelange Method.
M.Tip E. Phaovibul*, University of Illinois: UrbanaChampaign
(1106112774) 
4:15 p.m.
Hyperbolic Fourier coefficients of Poincaré series.
Cormac O'Sullivan, Bronx Community College
Karen Taylor*, Bronx Community College
(1106112748) 
4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic nature of higher Mahler Measure.
Arunabha Biswas*, Texas Tech University
(1106111904) 
4:45 p.m.
Using trees to find optimal factorizations of numbers.
Charles L Samuels*, Oklahoma City University
(110611205) 
5:00 p.m.
The Hausdorff dimension of sets of numbers defined by their $Q$Cantor series expansions.
D. Airey*, University of Texas at Austin
B. Mance, University of North Texas
(1106112837) 
5:15 p.m.
The Moonshine Module for Conway's Group.
John F. R. Duncan, Case Western Reserve University
Sander MackCrane*, Case Western Reserve University
(1106112325) 
5:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: The Average Order of an Element of the Symmetric Group.
Joshua Harrington, Cedar Crest College
Lenny Jones*, Shippensburg University
Alicia Lamarche, Shippensburg University
(1106111099)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Program and Assessment Implications of Common Core State Standards Implementation
Room 209, Convention Center
Organizers:
William Martin, North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University
John Carter, Westlake High School

1:00 p.m.
Collaborative Effort to Address Content and Practice Standards in a Middle School Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program.
Ruthmae Sears*, University of South Florida
Burgos Fernando, University of South Florida
Rebecca Wooten, University of South Florida
(1106K5105) 
1:20 p.m.
Impacting Change in the Common Core Era through a Mathematics Partnership.
Kathryn Ernie*, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Erick Hofacker, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Sherrie Serros, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
Barb Bennie, University of Wisconsin  LaCrosse
(1106K5212) 
1:40 p.m.
Rich Mathematical Tasks Aligned with Common Core Math Standards.
Sherrie Serros*, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
Kathryn Ernie, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Erick Hofacker, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
Barb Bennie, University of Wisconsin  LaCrosse
(1106K5213) 
2:00 p.m.
Revising the Mathematics Major to Align with the Common Core State Standards  Decisions and Challenges.
Diana White*, University of Colorado Denver
(1106K51289) 
2:20 p.m.
Aligning PreService Secondary Mathematics Curriculum at UAB with CCSS and METII.
John C Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1106K52614) 
2:40 p.m.
Modeling and the Common Core  A Series of Workshops.
Kevin Murphy*, St. Norbert College
(1106K51571) 
3:00 p.m.
Writing a Specialized Professional Association (SPA) Report.
AbdelNaser AlHasan*, Newberry College
(1106K51263) 
3:20 p.m.
Statistics and the Common Core.
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(1106K52094) 
3:40 p.m.
Statistical Education of Teachers in the Common Core Era.
Catherine Case*, University of Florida
Anna Bargagliotti, Loyola Marymount University
(1106K52139) 
4:00 p.m.
Needs of High School Mathematics Teachers to Teach Conditional Probability.
Adam Molnar*, University of Georgia
(1106K52435) 
4:20 p.m.
A Partnership with Local Schools: Implementing the Paradigm Shift to Teaching Common Core Mathematics.
Jennifer Bergner*, Salisbury University
Michael Bardzell, Salisbury University
(1106K52254) 
4:40 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Preservice teachers views of the Standards of Mathematical Practice vs. the Content Standards.
Karrolyne Fogel*, California Lutheran University
Nathan Carlson, California Lutheran University
(1106K52370) 
5:00 p.m.
Advanced Teacher Capacity in Common Core Mathematics.
Gregory D. Foley*, Ohio University
(1106K52721) 
5:20 p.m.
If we can't teach to the test, then we'll have to actually teach math.
Michael Von Korff*, Reasoning Mind
Victor Kostyuk, Reasoning Mind
(1106K52041) 
5:40 p.m.
Teacher training: Helping the students in solving word problems.
Victoria Kofman*, Quality Engineering Education, Inc.
(1106K5543) 
6:00 p.m.
Using Rich Mathematical Tasks to Promote the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Dave Kennedy*, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Judith Jacobs, JEJMath, Ltd.
(1106K51976)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.1:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Statistics Education beyond the Introductory Statistics Course, II
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College rpruim@calvin.edu
Scott Alberts, Truman State University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University

1:00 p.m.
Statistics for Everyone: Integrating Statistical Reasoning on Campus.
Laura A. McSweeney*, Fairfield University
(1106M5744) 
1:20 p.m.
Getting inside the black box of chemometrics: interdisciplinary research between statistics and chemistry.
Carolyn K. Cuff*, Westminster College, PA
(1106M5872)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Inquiry, I
Room 204A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Katz, Augustana College briankatz@augustana.edu
Elizabeth Thoren, University of California, Santa Barbara

1:00 p.m.
Lessons that LastTeaching Effective Thinking.
Michael Starbird*, The University of Texas at Austin
(1106N11659) 
1:20 p.m.
Teaching College Algebra Students to Formulate Questions.
Jacqueline JensenVallin*, Lamar University
(1106N1554) 
1:40 p.m.
Using Linked Courses and Classroom Configurations to Teach Mathematical Inquiry to Freshman Business Students.
Victor I Piercey*, Ferris State University
Roxanne Cullen, Ferris State University
(1106N1382) 
2:00 p.m.
Homework Presentations in Calculus I.
Valerie J. Peterson*, University of Portland
(1106N12426) 
2:20 p.m.
Teaching Inquiry through Calculus TACTivities.
Angie Hodge*, University of Nebraska Omaha
Janice Rech, University of Nebraska Omaha
Faan Tone Liu, University of Colorado Boulder
Kimberly Bunning, University of Colorado Boulder
David Webb, University of Colorado Boulder
Eric Stade, University of Colorado Boulder
Ron Tubbs, University of Colorado Boulder
(1106N11083) 
2:40 p.m.
Raising Calculus to the Surface: Discovering geometric connections behind multivariable calculus.
Aaron Wangberg*, Winona State University
Brian Fisher, Lubbock Christian University
Jason Samuels, City University of New York  Borough of Manhattan Community College
Eric Webber, Oregon State University
(1106N11437) 
3:00 p.m.
Discovering the Art of Inquiry: Creating a Culture of Asking Open Questions.
Volker Ecke*, Westfield State University
Christine von Renesse, Westfield State University
Julian Fleron, Westfield State University
Philip K Hotchkiss, Westfield State University
(1106N12118) 
3:20 p.m.
Nurturing Inquiry in a Moore Method Geometry Classroom.
Theron J Hitchman*, University of Northern Iowa
(1106N12339) 
3:40 p.m.
Ask questions to encourage questions asked.
Sarahmarie Belcastro*, MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity)
(1106N12095) 
4:00 p.m.
Transitioning students from consumers to producers.
Dana C. Ernst*, Northern Arizona University
Nandor Sieben, Northern Arizona University
(1106N12639) 
4:20 p.m.
How Students Experience a Mathematics Program with an InquiryBased Philosophy.
Samuel A. Cook*, Wheelock College
Debra K Borkovitz, Wheelock College
Galina Dobrynina, Wheelock College
(1106N12333) 
4:40 p.m.
Methods for Democratizing Inquiry for K16 Students and Teachers.
Steven Greenstein*, Montclair State University
Catherine Buell, Fitchburg State University
Zahava Wilstein, Berry College
(1106N12744) 
5:00 p.m.
Faculty Knowledge of Teaching in InquiryBased Learning Mathematics.
Anne M Cawley*, University of Michigan
Vilma Mesa, University of Michigan
(1106N11888) 
5:20 p.m.
Critical Components of InquiryOriented Teaching.
Estrella MS Johnson*, Virginia Tech
(1106N1671) 
5:40 p.m.
Teaching Inquiry in a Capstone Course for Future Secondary School Teachers.
Stan Yoshinobu*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
(1106N11385)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on The Times They Are a Changin': Successful Innovations in Developmental Mathematics Curricula and Pedagogy, II
Room 210B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg College doree@augsburg.edu
Joanne Peeples, El Paso Community College
Donald Small, U. S. Military Academy
Bruce Yoshiwara, Los Angeles Pierce College
Chris Oehrlein, Oklahoma City Community College

1:00 p.m.
Using Reform mathematics pedagogy in developmental mathematics courses to improve student success with application problems.
Luke Smith*, Auburn University Montgomery
(1106P5169) 
1:20 p.m.
Improving Students Success in First Year Mathematics Courses at the University of Nebraska.
Nathan Wakefield*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106P5882) 
1:40 p.m.
The Implementation of Online Homework in Developmental Mathematics and Its Impact on Successive Courses.
Paula R Stickles*, Millikin University
(1106P5584) 
2:00 p.m.
College Quantitative Reasoning: An Innovative Yearlong Course in Mathematics, Statistics, and Modeling.
Gregory D. Foley*, Ohio University
(1106P52738) 
2:20 p.m.
Developmental Math: Forward Thinking and Backward Designed.
Pangyen Ben Weng*, Metropolitan State University
(1106P596) 
2:40 p.m.
Accelerating Developmental Mathematics by Contextualizing Prerequisites into a Single Course using ProblemSolving (for STEM, too!).
G Michael Guy*, Queensborough Community College
(1106P5609) 
3:00 p.m.
A Shorter Math Pipeline: Redesign and Assessment.
Joan E Brown*, Eastern New Mexico University
Tom R Brown, Eastern New Mexico University
(1106P5919) 
3:20 p.m.
Creating a Cognitively Demanding Environment for Developmental Mathematics Student Learning.
Kenneth R. Bradfield*, Michigan State University
Raven McCrory, Michigan State University
Steve Wolf, Texas State University
Beth HerbelEisenmann, Michigan State University
Durrell Jones, Michigan State University
Kristen Bieda, Michigan State University
(1106P5772) 
3:40 p.m.
Seeking Mathematics Success for College Students: A Randomized Field Trial of an Adapted Approach.
Taras Gula, George Brown College
Carolyn Hoessler, University of Saskatchewan
Wes Maciejewski*, The University of British Columbia
(1106P52681) 
4:00 p.m.
Assessing the effectiveness of the Carnegie Pathways: A multilevel propensity score approach.
Hiro Yamada*, Carnegie Foundation
Chris Thorn, Carnegie Foundation
(1106P52697)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Timothy D Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu

1:00 p.m.
An Oracle Method to Rank a Tournament from NFL Teams to Green Anoles.
E Cabral Balreira*, Trinity University
(1106Q16) 
1:20 p.m.
An Animal Population Simulation and Mathematical Modeling Activity for Secondary Mathematics Majors.
Diana S Cheng*, Towson University
David Thompson, Towson University
(1106Q190) 
1:40 p.m.
A Mathematical Model for Alzheimer Disease and it's Treatment Based on the Metal Ions Hypothesis.
Shantia Yarahmadian*, Mississippi State University
Hadi Khani, Mississippi State University
Eda Asili, Mississippi State University
(1106Q12505) 
2:00 p.m.
The Mathematical Biology research program and minor at Truman State University.
Pam Ryan*, Truman State University
(1106Q12491) 
2:20 p.m.
Involving Undergraduates in Biomath Research Using High Performance GPU Computing.
G. Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
John Calhoun, Texas Tech University
Whitney Green, Texas Tech University
Levi Johnson, Texas Tech University
Jessica Spott, Texas Tech University
(1106Q1802) 
2:40 p.m.
Interactive Mathematicabased biodiversity exercise enhances student understanding.
Elizabeth C. DavisBerg, Columbia College Chicago
Daniel R. Jordan*, Columbia College Chicago
(1106Q11399) 
3:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: IQS 2.0: A Modularized Integrated Math and Science Course.
Lester F Caudill*, University of Richmond
(1106Q12431) 
3:20 p.m.
Computer Laboratory Activities for Biocalculus Courses.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
(1106Q12788)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Using Flipping Pedagogy to Engage Students in Learning Mathematics, I
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jean McGivneyBurelle, University of Hartford burelle@hartford.edu
Larissa Schroeder, University of Hartford
Fei Xue, University of Hartford
John Williams, University of Hartford

1:00 p.m.
Using a Hybrid Model to Build Math Skills in a Prerequisite College Algebra Course.
Debbie Gochenaur*, Shippensburg University
(1106R12688) 
1:20 p.m.
A Comparison of StudentLearned Outcomes in MultiSections of `Large' College Algebra Classrooms: A Preliminary Study.
Perry Y.C. Lee*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Padraig McLoughlin, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1106R12374) 
1:40 p.m.
Flipping College Algebra to Increase Student Engagement and Achievement.
Jennifer E Clinkenbeard*, California State University Fullerton / Claremont Graduate University
Cherie Ichinose, California State University Fullerton
(1106R11027) 
2:00 p.m.
A TeamBased Approach to a Partially Flipped Linear Algebra Class.
Rebecca Swanson*, Colorado School of Mines
Deb Carney, Colorado School of Mines
Nic Ormes, University of Denver
(1106R1925) 
2:20 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Adventures in flipping college algebra.
Jenna Van Sickle*, Fontbonne University
(1106R127) 
2:40 p.m.
Using Flipping Pedagogy in an Online Course.
Jason A Miller*, The Ohio State University
Gary Kennedy, The Ohio State University
Elizabeth A Miller, The Ohio State University
(1106R12814) 
3:00 p.m.
Flipping Freshman Mathematics: Discouraging Results and How to Adapt for the Future.
Jenny G. Fuselier*, High Point University
Laurie Zack, High Point University
Adam GrahamSquire, High Point University
Karen O'Hara, High Point University
(1106R1895) 
3:20 p.m.
Flipping an Introductory Statistics Class: Students' Attitudes About and Success with the use of Online Tools.
Craig Patrick McBride*, University of Washington Tacoma
(1106R1585) 
3:40 p.m.
Flipping the Classroom Routine in Statistics.
Erick Hofacker*, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
(1106R1214) 
4:00 p.m.
Using rotating student groups to increase participation and decrease anxiety.
Carrie Muir*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1106R12658) 
4:20 p.m.
Using the Flipped Classroom to offer Dual Enrollment courses.
Krista Maxson*, Shawnee State University
(1106R11351) 
4:40 p.m.
Flipping the class using Google Documents at the Naval Academy Preparatory School.
Matthew J. Peeples*, Naval Academy Preparatory School
(1106R1283) 
5:00 p.m.
Perspectives of Flipping an Undergraduate Precalculus Class.
Dr. Jason A. Willis*, GardnerWebb University
Dr. George Olson, Appalachian State University
Dr. Deborah Crocker, Appalachian State University
Dr. Tracy GoodsonEspy, Appalachian State University
(1106R1524) 
5:20 p.m.
Engaging the Introverted Learner using the Flipped Classroom in a Hybrid Calculus Class.
Terry L Barron*, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1106R12737) 
5:40 p.m.
Students' Perceptions of Flipped Calculus.
Larissa Schroeder*, University of Hartford
Jean McGivneyBurelle, University of Hartford
Fei Xue, University of Hartford
(1106R11905)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Wavelets in Undergraduate Education
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Caroline Haddad, State University of New York at Geneseo haddad@geneseo.edu
John Merkel, Oglethorpe University
Edward Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University

1:00 p.m.
MultiResolution Analysis for the Haar Wavelet: A Minimalist Approach.
Helmut Knaust*, The University of Texas at El Paso
(1106R51592) 
1:20 p.m.
Teaching wavelets to a freshman.
David W Roach*, Murray State University
(1106R52624) 
1:40 p.m.
Using Wavelets as a Tool for Statistical Analysis of Big Data.
Caroline Haddad*, State University of New York at Geneseo
(1106R51614) 
2:00 p.m.
Compressed Sensing Impacts the Statistical Inferences Made from fMRI.
Susannah Shoemaker*, Pomona College
Deanna Needell, Claremont McKenna College
Wesley Kerr, UCLA
Arpineh Asadoorian, UCLA
Jessica Nadalin, UC Berkeley
Christian Ayala, Claremont McKenna College
Ryan McCarthy, University College Cork
(1106R52717) 
2:20 p.m.
Discrete Wavelets in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course.
John C. Merkel*, Oglethorpe University
(1106R52292) 
2:40 p.m.
3D Printing and Wavelets, Continued.
Edward Aboufadel*, Grand Valley State University
(1106R5514) 
3:00 p.m.
Bases, Frames and associated operators in a Hilbert Space.
Ghanshyam Bhatt*, Tennessee State University
(1106R51914)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on WellDesigned Online Assessment: WellFormed Questions, DiscoveryBased Explorations, and Their Success in Improving Student Learning
Room 212B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College pseeburger@monroecc.edu
Matthew Leingang, New York University

1:00 p.m.
Interactive Online Lessons using Articulate Storyline.
Elizabeth A Miller*, The Ohio State University
Carolyn Johns, The Ohio State University
Jason A Miller, The Ohio State University
(1106S12839) 
1:20 p.m.
Implementing Multiple Forms of Assessment in Carnegie's Community College Pathways' Online Platform to Support Student Learning and Achievement in Community College Developmental Mathematics.
Maria Mendiburo*, Carnegie Foundation
Scott Strother, Carnegie Foundation
(1106S12882) 
1:40 p.m.
Don't Show Your Work! Online Assessment in CBAL Mathematics.
James H. Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1106S1991) 
2:00 p.m.
Test Well and Test Often: Differentiating Instruction Using MicroAssessment.
Nathaniel Rounds*, Reasoning Mind
Michael Von Korff, Reasoning Mind
(1106S12032) 
2:20 p.m.
Putting College Algebra Online: Breaking Away from Traditional Assessment.
Samuel Luke Tunstall*, Appalachian State University
(1106S11085) 
2:40 p.m.
Transitioning from discoverybased worksheets to online explorations in a multivariable calculus class.
Monica M VanDieren*, Robert Morris University
(1106S12923) 
3:00 p.m.
Creating Effective Online Homework Problems in Intermediate Algebra (Using WeBWorK).
Paul E Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1106S12809)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.1:55 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Room 215, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dawn Lott, NAM dlott@desu.edu

1:00 p.m.
The adjoint representation of a classical Lie algebra and the support of Kostant's weight multiplicity formula.
Pamela Estephania Harris*, United States Military Academy
Erik Insko, Florida Gulf Coast University
Lauren Kelly Williams, Mercyhurst University
(110617692) 
1:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Mod 4 Galois Representations From Elliptic Curves and a Certain BrauerType Embedding Problem.
Kevin M Mugo*, Lafayette, Indiana
(1106112441)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Multivariate Signal Analysis and Inverse Problems, I
Room 202A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Carlo Bardaro, University of Perugia Carlo.Bardaro@unipg.it
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida zuhair.nashed@ucf.edu
Gianluca Vinti, University of Perugia gianluca.vinti@unipg.it

1:00 p.m.
Dynamical sampling in Hilbert spaces.
Akram Aldroubi*, Vanderbilt University
Carlos Cabrelli, University of Buenos Aires
Ursula Molter, University Of Buenos Aires
Sui Tang, Vanderbilt University
(1106471318) 
2:00 p.m.
A Blind Matrix Decomposition Algorithm.
Xin Li*, University of Central Florida
(1106152947) 
2:30 p.m.
A multiple multiresolution analysis for image processing.
Mariantonia Cotronei*, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Milvia Rossini, University of MilanoBicocca, Italy
Tomas Sauer, University of Passau, Germany
(1106652257) 
3:00 p.m.
Multidimensional Shannon Sampling.
Willi Freeden*, University of Kaiserslautern
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida, Orlando
(1106411310) 
4:00 p.m.
A Greedy Algorithm for the Regularization of Inverse Problems in Geophysics and Medical Imaging.
Volker Michel*, University of Siegen
(1106652236) 
4:30 p.m.
Sparsity and spatial localization of spatially decaying systems.
Qiyu Sun*, University of Central Florida
(1106941880) 
5:00 p.m.
Approximation by multivariate Kantorovich sampling operators and applications to Image Processing.
Gianluca Vinti*, University of Perugia
(1106411453)

1:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics Panel Discussion
Mathematics and the sciences: Necessary dialogue.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Peter Turner, Clarkson University
Panelists:
Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University
Mark Green, University of California Los Angeles
S. James Gates,Jr, University of Maryland
Kirk E. Jordan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, IV
Room 208, Convention Center

1:15 p.m.
An Asymptotic Formula for the Number of Balanced Incomplete Block Design Incidence Matrices.
Aaron M. Montgomery*, Baldwin Wallace University
(1106051764) 
1:30 p.m.
Species with an equivariant group action.
Andrew R GainerDewar*, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
(1106051101) 
1:45 p.m.
Distinguishing extension numbers for $\mathbf R^n$ and $S^n$.
Alex Lombardi*, Harvard University
(1106051491) 
2:00 p.m.
Coefficients of Bivariate Analytic Functions with Algebraic Singularities.
Torin Greenwood*, University of Pennsylvania
(1106052564) 
2:15 p.m.
Superpatterns and Alon's Conjecture.
Yiguang Zhang*, Johns Hopkins University
Yonah BiersAriel, Whitman College
(110605753) 
2:30 p.m.
A Generalized Central Sets Theorem and Applications.
Dev R Phulara*, Howard University
(110605740) 
2:45 p.m.
Avoidability and Density of Words.
Danny Rorabaugh*, University of South Carolina
Joshua Cooper, University of South Carolina
(1106052434) 
3:00 p.m.
Maximal Green Sequences and Type A Quivers.
Alexander Garver*, University of Minnesota
Gregg Musiker, University of Minnesota
(110605256) 
3:15 p.m.
Power Graphs of Finite Associative Rings.
Mary K Flagg*, University of St. Thomas, Houston
(110605880) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Betti Numbers of Simplicial Forests.
Nursel Erey*, Dalhousie University
Sara Faridi, Dalhousie University
(110605855) 
3:45 p.m.
Distinguishing subgroups of the rationals by their Ramsey properties.
Ben Barber, University of Birmingham
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Imre Leader, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge
Dona Strauss, University of Leeds
(110605331) 
4:00 p.m.
Linear Extensions and Exceptional Sequences.
Alexander Garver, University of Minnesota
Jacob P. Matherne*, Louisiana State University
(1106052696) 
4:15 p.m.
Enumerating $Q$factorial Posets.
Eric L Clark*, Kentucky Wesleyan College
(1106051967) 
4:30 p.m.
From signal processing to lattice paths.
Shaun V. Ault*, Valdosta State University
Charles J. Kicey, Valdosta State University
(110605468) 
4:45 p.m.
Motzkin Paths with Exactly One Weak Ascent.
Ralph P. Grimaldi*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(110605747) 
5:00 p.m.
Face Structures of Lattice Path Matroid Polytopes.
Suhyung An, Yonsei University
JiYoon Jung*, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Sangwook Kim, Chonnam National University
(1106051690) 
5:15 p.m.
Path Systems: A New Systematic Approach to Finding Quartets.
Chelsea M Lawhorn*, Winthrop University
Joseph Rusinko, Winthrop University
(1106052062) 
5:30 p.m.
Relating Fox and face colorings of knot diagrams.
Alexander Craig Madaus*, Washington College
Heather M. Russell, Washington College
Maisie Jann Newman, Washington College
(1106052467) 
5:45 p.m.
Coloring Techniques for Pattern Avoidance over an Infinite Sequence.
Paula Egging, Benedictine College
Robert P Laudone*, Boston College
Amanda Owens, McDaniel College
(110605630)

1:15 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Invariant random subgroups of locally finite groups.
Room 214A, Convention Center
Robin TuckerDrob*, Rutgers University
(110603146) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:40 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Best Practices for Teaching the Introductory Statistics Course, III
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Randall Pruim, Calvin College rpruim@calvin.edu
Scott Alberts, Truman State University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University

1:40 p.m.
Teaching Basic Statistics Summer Course Online.
Hasan Hamdan*, James Madison University
(1106A52388) 
2:00 p.m.
MIT's new introductory course: from probability to frequentist statistics through Bayesian inference.
Jeremy Orloff*, MIT
Jonathan Bloom, MIT
(1106A52821) 
2:20 p.m.
MIT's new introductory course: using physical space and technology to flip the classroom.
Jonathan Bloom*, MIT
Jeremy Orloff, MIT
(1106A52825) 
2:40 p.m.
Creating Critical Thinkers in an Introductory Statistics Course.
RaKissa D Cribari*, University of Colorado Denver
(1106A52042) 
3:00 p.m.
Statistically Significant Attempts at Students' Understanding.
Rodica Cazacu*, Georgia College
George E Cazacu, Georgia College
(1106A52818) 
3:20 p.m.
Exploring the quantification of evidence: A Better Fit for GoodnessOfFit.
Alexander White*, Texas State University
M. Alejandra Sorto, Texas State University
(1106A52289) 
3:40 p.m.
Enhancing the Benefits of Discovery Projects in Elementary Statistics.
Dianna Spence*, University of North Georgia
Brad Bailey, University of North Georgia
(1106A51362) 
4:00 p.m.
From the classroom to the community (and back again): Stories of statistics, significance, and service.
Joshua B. Wilkerson*, Texas State University
(1106A5935) 
4:20 p.m.
Teaching Introductory Statistics through big data projects  reflections from a mathematician's first statistics course.
Kathryn J Montovan*, Bennington College
(1106A52543) 
4:40 p.m.
Using Hands on Labs In Basic Statistics to Engage Students and Enhance Learning.
Paul J Plummer*, University of Central Missouri
(1106A51902) 
5:00 p.m.
Tying Statistics to the Real World  Group Projects using Linear Regression.
Robin Lovgren*, Belmont University
(1106A51911)

1:40 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Presentations by MAA Teaching Award Participants
Room 103, Convention Center
Organizers:
Barbara Faires, Westminster College
Robert L. Devaney, Boston University

2:00 p.m.
Problem Solving in the Classroom.
Judith Covington*, Louisiana State University Shreveport
(1106001062) 
2:30 p.m.
Frustrate Your Students and Other Questionable Tips.
Brian Hopkins*, Saint Peter's University
(1106A02422) 
3:00 p.m.
Access to Mathematics. Does it matter? What can we do about it?
Shahriar Shahriari*, Pomona College
(1106002221)

2:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Linear and Multilinear Algebra and Matrix Theory
Room 202B, Convention Center

2:15 p.m.
Triphos: An alternative coordinate system.
Erica Johnson*, Benedictine College
Paula Egging, Benedictine College
(1106151857) 
2:30 p.m.
Existence of a nowherezero eigenbasis for a matrix whose graph and eigenvalues are prescribed.
Keivan Hassani Monfared*, Western Illinois University
Bryan L Shader, University of Wyoming
(1106151418) 
2:45 p.m.
Skew Characteristic Polynomials of Cacti.
Amy Streifel*, Washington State University
(1106152833) 
3:00 p.m.
Matrices, Quaternions, Rotations, and Orientation in R3.
Paul R. Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(110615267) 
3:15 p.m.
Methods of Relating Types of Canonical Algebraic Curvature Tensors.
Elise McMahon*, Ave Maria University
(1106151293) 
3:30 p.m.
Decomposition of Quantum Gates.
Dean J. Katsaros*, College of William and Mary
(1106152393) 
3:45 p.m.
Estimating the Dominant Eigenvector of Positive Matrices.
Joann Martinez Coronado*, Texas A&M University  Corpus Christi
(1106151697) 
4:00 p.m.
Unitary Equivalence of Rank $k$ Partial Isometries on $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ via the Stiefel Manifold $S(k,n)$.
Michael Kerckhove*, University of Richmond, VA 23173
(1106152366) 
4:15 p.m.
Tight Frame Structure and Scalability.
Rachel Domagalski*, Central Michigan University
Hong Suh, Pomona College
Xingyu Zhang, Pennsylvania State University
(110615661) 
4:30 p.m.
A Decomposition Scheme for some Unitary Matrices.
Diane Pelejo*, College of William and Mary
Chi Kwong Li, College of William and Mary
(1106152577) 
4:45 p.m.
Explicit Bounds for the Pseudospectra of Matrices and Operators.
Feixue Gong*, Williams College
Olivia Meyerson, Williams College
Abigail Ward, The University of Chicago
Jeremy Meza, Carnegie Mellon University
Mihai Stoiciu, Williams College
(1106152129) 
5:00 p.m.
Positive Semidefinite Matrices with Special Block Structure.
Eric Berry*, College of William and Mary
Dean Katsaros, College of William and Mary
ChiKwong Li, College of William and Mary
Diane Pelejo, College of William and Mary
(1106812149)

2:15 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 2:15 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Board of Directors Meeting
Independence, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Monday January 12, 2015, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Equivalence relations in computable model theory.
Room 214A, Convention Center
Ekaterina Fokina*, Kurt Gödel Research Center
(110603148) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
The role of research in preserving the American dream.
Room 207B, Convention Center
Moderators:
Eric Friedlander, University of Southern California
Panelists:
Mark Green, University of California Los Angeles
Neal Lane, Rice University
David Vogan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Monday January 12, 2015, 2:40 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Session on FirstYear Calculus: Fresh Approaches for Jaded Students, I
Room 214D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Bob Sachs, George Mason University rsachs@gmu.edu
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University

2:40 p.m.
New Teaching Metaphors in Calculus.
Anders K H Bengtsson*, School of Engineering, University of Borås, Sweden
Dragu Atanasiu, School of Engineering, University of Borås, Sweden
(1106D51896) 
3:00 p.m.
Early Continuity, Then Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.
Kimberly O. Muller*, Lake Superior State University
(1106D51889) 
3:20 p.m.
Calculus Reshuffled.
Vincent J. Matsko*, Proof School
(1106D51828) 
3:40 p.m.
A Fresh Start: Reordering Calc II in the Fall.
Jody Sorensen*, Augsburg College
(1106D52772) 
4:00 p.m.
Teaching calculus to large and diverse groups of engineering students.
Frode Rønning*, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(1106D51607) 
4:20 p.m.
Teaching Business Calculus as a Terminal Course Focused on Business.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
(1106D51784) 
4:40 p.m.
Flipped and Flexible Calculus: A Different Calculus Experience.
Elizabeth A Miller*, The Ohio State University
Carolyn Johns, The Ohio State University
(1106D52541) 
5:00 p.m.
A guideontheside approach to calculus.
Dana C. Ernst*, Northern Arizona University
(1106D52631) 
5:20 p.m.
Inquiry as a way to engage ALL calculus students.
Angie Hodge*, University of Nebraska Omaha
Janice Rech, University of Nebraska Omaha
(1106D52450)

2:40 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part B
A dynamical systems approach to the differential equations course.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Paul Blanchard, Boston University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part B
Introducing matroids to undergraduates.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Jenny McNulty, University of Montana
Gary Gordon, Lafayette College 
Monday January 12, 2015, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #13: Part B
WeBWorK: An open source alternative for generating and delivering online homework problems.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Paul Pearson, Hope College
Geoff Goehle, Western Carolina University
Peter Staab, Fitchburg College 
Monday January 12, 2015, 3:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session, I
Room 214A, Convention Center

3:30 p.m.
Preservation theorems via dual proof trees.
Fred Halpern*, Dallas, Texas 
3:55 p.m.
Reverse mathematics and marriage problems with unique solutions.
Noah A Hughes*, Appalachian State University
(1106032628) 
4:20 p.m.
Abstractionist Categories of Categories.
Shay A Logan*, University of Minnesota
(1106032591)

3:30 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Making the case for data journalism.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Catherine O'Neil*, Johnson Research Labs
(1106A010) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Congressional Fellowship Session
Room 215, Convention Center
Organizers:
Samuel M. Rankin, III, AMS 
Monday January 12, 2015, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Student Poster Session
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Actuarial science: What faculty need to know.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kevin Charlwood, Washburn University
Robert Buck, Slippery Rock University
Patrick Brewer, Lebanon Valley College
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Michelle Guan, Indiana University Northwest
Steve Paris, Florida State University
Susan Staples, Texas Christian University
Moderators:
Michelle Guan, Indiana University Northwest
Panelists:
Mike Boa, Casualty Actuarial Society
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Stuart Klugman, Drake University
Scott Merkord, USAA Property & Casualty
Steve Paris, Florida State University
Susan Staples, Texas Christian University 
Monday January 12, 2015, 5:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Reception and Business Meeting
Room 210B, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 5:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the WEB Business Meeting
Room 212B, Convention Center 
Monday January 12, 2015, 6:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the WEB Guest Lecture
Room 212B, Convention Center

6:00 p.m.
SageMathCloudIntegrated mathematical tools in the cloud.
William Stein*, University of Washington
(1106A0141)

6:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
AWM Workshop Poster Presentations and Reception
Bridge Hall, Convention Center
Organizers:
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Lerna Pehlivan, York University
Brooke Shipley, University of Illiniois at Chicago

6:00 p.m.
On Monotonicity for StrainLimiting Theories of Elasticity.
Tina Mai*, Texas A&M University
Jay R. Walton, Texas A&M University
(110674150) 
6:00 p.m.
Semidualizing complexes over tensor products.
Hannah Lee Altmann*, North Dakota State University
(110613155) 
6:00 p.m.
Bratteli diagrams for weak solenoids.
Jessica C. Dyer*, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
(110637200) 
6:00 p.m.
Extremal Questions for Matchings.
Lauren Keough*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(110605201) 
6:00 p.m.
From graphs to Lie algebras to nilmanifolds.
Allie Ray*, University of TexasArlington
(110653218) 
6:00 p.m.
A Residual Based Aposteriori Error Estimation in a Fully Automatic hpFEM for The 2 and 3D Stokes Model Problem.
Arezou Ghesmati*, Texas A&M University
Wolfgang Bangerth, Texas A&M University
(110635236) 
6:00 p.m.
Topology of Configurations on Graphs.
Safia Chettih*, University of Oregon
(110655243) 
6:00 p.m.
Braid groups and euclidean simplices.
Elizabeth Leyton Chisholm*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jon McCammond, University of California, Santa Barbara
(110620289) 
6:00 p.m.
Rational maps with $\mathbb{Q}_p$ critical points.
Bianca A Thompson*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(110611320) 
6:00 p.m.
Tame filling invariants, examples, and closure properties.
Anisah Nu'Man*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(110620334) 
6:00 p.m.
Classifying nexcisive functors by generic representations.
Sarah A Yeakel*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
(110655342) 
6:00 p.m.
Coupled groundwatersurface water flow: effect of small parameters and numerical methods.
Marina Moraiti*, University of Pittsburgh
(110665368) 
6:00 p.m.
A SpatioTemporal Point Process Model for Ambulance Demand.
Zhengyi Zhou*, Center for Applied Math, Cornell University
David S. Matteson, Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University
Dawn B. Woodard, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
Shane G. Henderson, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
Athanasios C. Micheas, Department of Statistics, University of MissouriColumbia, Columbia
(110662878) 
6:00 p.m.
Conjugacy Limits of the Group of Diagonal Matrices.
Arielle M Leitner*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1106221091) 
6:00 p.m.
Applications of algebraic geometry to polar coding.
Sarah E Anderson*, Clemson University
(1106141104) 
6:00 p.m.
Deer : Forbidden Minimal Digraphs.
Stacey Renae McAdams*, Louisiana Tech University
(1106051105) 
6:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Homotopy and homology theory of the moduli of elliptic curves.
X Chang*, University of Pittsburgh
(1106001181) 
6:00 p.m.
Graph Determined Symbolic Dynamics and Hybrid Systems.
Kimberly D. Ayers*, Iowa State University
(1106371299) 
6:00 p.m.
An adaptive GMsFEM for highcontrast flow problems.
Eric T. Chung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Yalchin Efendiev, Texas A&M University
Guanglian Li*, Texas A&M University
(1106651566) 
6:00 p.m.
A loopingdelooping adjunction for topological spaces.
Martina Rovelli*, EPF Lausanne
(1106181699)

6:00 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Special Dramatic Presentation
Mathematically Bent Theater
Room 103, Convention Center
Presenters:
Colin Adams, Williams College 
Monday January 12, 2015, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception
Bowie B, Grand Hyatt San Antonio 
Monday January 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m.7:20 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Guest Lecture
Room 210B, Convention Center

6:30 p.m.
Mathematical authority and inquirybased learning.
Matthew G Jones*, California State University, Dominguez Hills
(110697248)

6:30 p.m.

Monday January 12, 2015, 7:45 p.m.8:35 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Mathematics: An Imitation of Life.
Texas Ballroom, Salon A, Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Jacqueline Brannon Giles*, HCCS Central College/Texas Southern University
(1106011429) 
Monday January 12, 2015, 8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Project NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Alamo Ballroom, Salon C, San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
Organizers:
Julia Barnes, Western Carolina University
Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
Matthew DeLong, Taylor University
David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
Tuesday January 13, 2015

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
East Registration, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 7:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Tensor Categories, II
Room 006D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Susan Montgomery, University of Southern California
SiuHung Ng, Louisiana State University and Iowa State University rng@math.lsu.edu
Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M University

7:30 a.m.
Coverings of pointed Hopf algebras.
William Chin*, DePaul University
(1106162887) 
8:00 a.m.
The braided Hopf algebra structure of reflected Nichols algebras.
HansJuergen Schneider*, LudwigMaximiliansUniversitaet Muenchen, Germany
István Heckenberger, PhilippsUniversitaet Marburg, Germany
(1106161157) 
8:30 a.m.
Graded deformations of Nichols algebras.
Mitja Mastnak*, Saint Mary's University
(1106161051) 
9:00 a.m.
Frobenius properties of tensor functors.
Kenichi Shimizu*, Graduate School of Mathematics, Nagoya University
(1106001272) 
9:30 a.m.
Classification of Modular Categories.
Eric C Rowell*, Texas A&M University
(110618224) 
10:00 a.m.
Classification of integral modular categories of FrobeniusPerron dimension $pq^4$ and $p^2q^2$.
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
César Galindo, Universidad de los Andes
SeungMoon Hong, University of Toledo
Yevgenia Kashina, DePaul University
Deepak Naidu*, Northern Illinois University
Sonia Natale, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Julia Yael Plavnik, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Eric C. Rowell, Texas A&M University
(110618598) 
10:30 a.m.
Higher FrobeniusSchur Indicators for GroupTheoretical Categories.
Peter Schauenburg*, Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
(1106181769)

7:30 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Email Center
East Registration, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Creating Coherence in K12 Mathematics, III
Room 007A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Brigitte Lahme, Sonoma State University
William McCallum, University of Arizona
Cody Patterson, University of Arizona
Kristin Umland, University of New Mexico umland@math.unm.edu
Ellen Whitesides, University of Arizona

8:00 a.m.
Focus and coherence at the high school level: what they mean, and how to strive for them in the context of specific function and statistics tasks.
Guadalupe I. Lozano*, The University of Arizona
(1106972656) 
8:30 a.m.
The Flow of Mathematical Concepts in Grades 68.
Hugo Rossi*, University of Utah
(1106971882) 
9:00 a.m.
Unit and Course Blueprints: Tools for building coherence.
Kate Nowak*, Charlottesville, VA
Patrick Callahan, Illustrative Mathematics
(1106971634) 
9:30 a.m.
Transformational Geometry in the High School Curriculum.
Michael Nakamaye*, University of New Mexico
(110697533) 
10:00 a.m.
Coherence in geometry: Preparing students for transformational geometry.
Scott Baldridge*, Louisiana State University
(110697715) 
10:30 a.m.
Geometry By and For HighSchool Geometry Teachers.
James J. Madden*, Louisiana State University
(1106511382)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, II
Room 007D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Clement Boateng Ampadu, drampadu@hotmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Fixed point results for multivalued contractions on a metric space with a graph and applications.
Marlene Frigon*, University of Montreal
(11064750) 
8:30 a.m.
Common fixed point of Jungck Kirktype iterations for nonself operators in normed linear spaces.
Hudson Akewe*, University of Lagos, Nigeria
A. A. Mogbademu, University of Lagos, Nigeria
(11064679) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Caristi Fixed Point Theorem in Metric Spaces with a Graph.
Monther Rashed Alfuraidan*, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
(110647229) 
9:30 a.m.
Fixed point optimization algorithm and its application to network resource.
Thanyarat Jitpeera*, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna
Poom Kumam, Kmutt
(110649345) 
10:00 a.m.
Riemann problems for twodimensional systems of conservation laws.
Katarina Jegdic*, University of Houston  Downtown
(1106352020) 
10:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Every OrderPreserving SelfMap of the $L^p $ Unit Ball has a Fixed Point.
Bernd S. W. Schroeder*, The University of Southern Mississippi
(1106061175)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geosystems Mathematics, I
Room 008B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslautern
Volker Michel, University of Siegen
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida zuhair.nashed@ucf.edu

8:00 a.m.
Melting Glaciers and Rising Sea Level  Some Solved and Unsolved Mathematical Problems Behind a Complex Application.
Volker Michel*, University of Siegen
(1106651698) 
8:30 a.m.
A Regularized Orthogonal Matching Pursuit for Geoscientific Inverse Problems.
Roger Telschow*, University of Siegen
(110665664) 
9:00 a.m.
Complications in atmospheric remotes sensing.
W Van Snyder*, Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(110686749) 
9:30 a.m.
Reconstuction of electric currents in spherical geometries from magnetic field data via a regularized best basis algorithm.
Sarah Orzlowski*, University of Siegen
(1106651711) 
10:00 a.m.
Multiscale Methods in Geomagnetic Modeling.
Christian Gerhards*, University of Vienna
(1106861628) 
10:30 a.m.
Highresolution crustal magneticfield model of the Martian South Pole using altitude vector Slepian functions.
Alain Plattner*, California State University, Fresno
Frederik J Simons, Princeton University
(1106862034)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Graphs, Matrices, and Related Problems, I
Room 006B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Cheryl Grood, Swarthmore College cgrood1@swarthmore.edu
Thomas Hunter, Swarthmore College
Sharon McCathern, Azusa Pacific University

8:00 a.m.
Bases, frames and associated operators from graphs and vertices.
Ghanshyam Bhatt*, Tennessee State University
(1106421820) 
8:30 a.m.
Random Walks on the BMW Monoid: an Algebraic Approach.
Sarah Wolff*, Dartmouth College
(110660813) 
9:00 a.m.
Generalized Symmetric Spaces of SL(2) over Finite Fields.
Vicky W Klima*, Appalachian State University
(110622458) 
9:30 a.m.
Symmetric Spaces for $SL_n(\mathbb{F}_q)$ and Finitely Presented Groups.
Ellen Ziliak*, Benedictine University
Catherine Buell, Fitchburg State University
Loek Helminck, North Carolina State University
Vicky Kilma, Appalachian State University
Jennifer Schaefer, Dickinson College
Carmen Wright, Jackson State University
(110620365) 
10:00 a.m.
Stabilizing Discrete Event Systems with Tropical Eigenvectors.
Catherine A. Buell*, Fitchburg State University
Alex Nowak, Iowa State University
(110615806) 
10:30 a.m.
The Tropical Orthogonal Labeling Problem.
Bryant G. Mathews*, Azusa Pacific University
(1106151215)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on HeavyTailed Distributions and Processes, I
Room 001B, Convention Center
Organizers:
U. Tuncay Alparslan, American University
John P. Nolan, American University jpnolan@american.edu

8:00 a.m.
Measuring independence for stable distributions.
John P. Nolan*, American University
Ugur Tuncay Alparslan, American University
(11066098) 
8:30 a.m.
Heavytailed Lévy processes in pricing exotic options in finance.
Indranil SenGupta*, North Dakota State University
(110660104) 
9:00 a.m.
On infinitely divisible semimartingales.
Andreas BasseO'Connor, Aarhus University
Jan Rosinski*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1106601742) 
9:30 a.m.
Harmonic measure for subordinate Brownian motions with Gaussian components on $C^{1,1}$ open sets and its applications.
Hyunchul Park*, The College of William and Mary
Renming Song, UIUC
(110631107) 
10:00 a.m.
Does valueatrisk encourage diversification when losses follow tempered stable or more general Lévy processes?
Michael Grabchak*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(110660112) 
10:30 a.m.
Nonstandard regular variation of indegree and outdegree in the preferential attachment model.
Gennady Samorodnitsky*, Cornell University
Sidney Resnick, Cornell University
Don Towsley, University of Massachusetts
Richard David, Columbia University
Amy Willis, Cornell University
Phyllis Wan, Columbia University
(110660689)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Positivity and Matrix Inequalities, I
Room 006A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dominique Guillot, Stanford University dguillot@stanford.edu
Apoorva Khare, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University

8:00 a.m.
The Hamburger Moment Completion Problem.
Hayoung Choi*, University of Wyoming
Farhad Jafari, University of Wyoming
(110615703) 
8:30 a.m.
Positive definite sequences and positivity with applications to spatial random fields.
David Montague*, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University
(1106422007) 
9:00 a.m.
Tight bounds on the infinity norm of inverses of symmetric diagonally dominant positive matrices.
Christopher J Hillar*, UC Berkeley
Shaowei Lin, Institute for Infocomm Research
Andre Wibisono, UC Berkeley
(1106151993) 
9:30 a.m.
Regularization of positive definite matrices: Connections between linear algebra, graph theory, and statistics.
Dominique Guillot, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam*, Stanford University
(1106262006) 
10:00 a.m.
When Leading Imply All, Mixed Matrices, and Koteljanskii Inequalities.
Sivaram K Narayan*, Central Michigan University
(1106151240)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Progress in Multivariable Operator Theory, I
Room 001A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ronald G. Douglas, Texas A&M University
Constanze Liaw, Baylor University Constanze_Liaw@Baylor.edu

8:00 a.m.
Using operator theory to measure the asymptotic behavior of Pick functions in two variables at infinity.
J. E. Pascoe*, University of California, San Diego
(1106461619) 
8:30 a.m.
WellLocalized Operators on MatrixWeighted $L^2$ Spaces.
Kelly Bickel*, Bucknell University
Brett D. Wick, Georgia Institute of Technology
(110647640) 
9:00 a.m.
Cyclicity in Dirichlettype spaces and Optimal Polynomials.
Alberto A. Condori*, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1106301746) 
9:30 a.m.
Cyclic polynomials in two variables.
C. Beneteau*, University of South Florida
G. Knese, Washington University in St. Louis
L. Kosinski, Jagiellonian University
C. Liaw, Baylor University
D. Seco, University of Warwick
A. Sola, University of Cambridge
(110632975) 
10:00 a.m.
Capacity and cyclicity in Dirichlet spaces in several variables.
Alan A. Sola*, University of Cambridge
(110632270) 
10:30 a.m.
Algebraic and analytic structure of stable polynomials.
Greg Knese*, Washington University in St. Louis
(110647904)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Markov Chains, Quantum Walks, and Related Topics, I
Room 006C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Chaobin Liu, Bowie State University cliu@bowiestate.edu
Takuya Machida, University of California, Berkeley
Salvador E. VenegasAndraca, Tecnologicó de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México
Nelson Petulante, Bowie State University

8:00 a.m.
Quantum walks on hyperbolic graphs.
Etsuo Segawa*, Tohoku university
(1106601435) 
8:30 a.m.
Open Quantum Walks.
Francesco Petruccione*, University of KwaZuluNatal
(1106812927) 
9:00 a.m.
Quantum Recursion and Second Quantisation.
Mingsheng Ying*, University of Technology, Sydney, China and Tsinghua University, China
(1106811492) 
9:30 a.m.
Limit distribution of a 3period timedependent quantum walk.
F. Alberto Gr{ü}nbaum, University of California, Berkeley
Takuya Machida*, University of California, Berkeley
(1106811359) 
10:00 a.m.
On the behavior of quantum walks confined to a cycle coupled with a half line.
Chaobin Liu*, Bowie State University
Nelson Petulante, Bowie State University
Forrest IngramJohnson, Bowie State University
(1106811986) 
10:30 a.m.
Open quantum random walks and the recurrence problem.
Carlos F. Lardizabal*, Instituto de Matemática  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul  UFRGS
(110681406)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Recent Developments in Algebraic Number Theory, I
Room 007B, Convention Center
Organizers:
WenChing Winnie Li, Pennsylvania State University wli@math.psu.edu
Tong Liu, Purdue University
Ling Long, Iowa State University and Louisiana State University

8:00 a.m.
Visualising the arithmetic of quadratic imaginary fields.
Katherine E Stange*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1106111783) 
8:30 a.m.
Derivatives of padic Lfunctions of Hilbert modular forms.
Daniel Barrera, University of Montreal
Mladen Dimitrov, University of Lille
Andrei Jorza*, University of Notre Dame
(1106112418) 
9:00 a.m.
Moduli Interpretations for Noncongruence Modular Curves.
William Y Chen*, Pennsylvania State University
(1106111877) 
9:30 a.m.
padic qexpansions and families of automorphic forms.
Ellen Eischen*, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1106111801) 
10:00 a.m.
Local points of supersingular elliptic curves on $\mathbb Z_p$extensions.
Mirela Ciperiani*, University of Texas at Austin
(1106112572) 
10:30 a.m.
On the restriction of Fcrystalline padic Galois representations.
Bryden Cais*, University of Arizona
Tong Liu, Purdue University
(1106111225)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, III
Room 004, Convention Center
Organizers:
Darren A Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Modeling Fluid Flow Induced by C. elegans Swimming at Low Reynolds Number.
Jonathan D Gutierrez, St. Mary's University
Megan Michelle Sorenson*, Concordia University, Irvine
(110676126) 
8:30 a.m.
Dynamical Model of Consumer Rumor Transmission in a Twitterlike Network.
Jessica Bustamante*, Westminster College, UT
(110600393) 
9:00 a.m.
Homotopy equivalence in graphlike digital spaces.
Jason Haarmann, Eastern Illinois University
Meg P Murphy*, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Casey S Peters, University of Redlands
P Christopher Staecker, Fairfield University
(110654109) 
9:30 a.m.
Rainbow boxes in grid graphs.
Blanche Sonia Ngo Mahop, Smith College
Daryl Seaver, Smith College
Jasmine VanExel*, Smith College
Katherine Weber, Smith College
Ruth Haas, Smith College
(1106051361) 
10:00 a.m.
Finding NAIRU.
Sara Reed*, Simpson College
Levi Boxell, Taylor University
Yihang Du, Lafayette College
Jeffrey Liebner, Lafayette College
Julie Smith, Lafayette College
(110691127) 
10:30 a.m.
Quantifying Option Implications.
Michael Bauer, Lafayette REU
Xiaowen Chang, Lafayette REU
Michael Conway*, Lafayette REU
(1106001030) 
11:00 a.m.
Minimum Rank of Graphs with Zero Diagonal.
Jorin S Schug*, Swarthmore College
(110615195) 
11:30 a.m.
Ranks of graphs over $\mathbb{Z}_2$.
Oscar F Leong*, Swarthmore College
(110615196)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Studies in Interconnections among Parameters in Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Discrete Geometry, I
Room 008A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Cong X. Kang, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Eunjeong Yi, Texas A&M University at Galveston yie@tamug.edu

8:00 a.m.
A Comparison between the metric dimension and zeroforcing number of trees and unicyclic graphs.
Linda L Eroh*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Cong X Kang, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Eunjeong Yi, Texas A&M University at Galveston
(1106051185) 
8:30 a.m.
Equibmatchable Graphs.
Bert L Hartnell*, Saint Mary's University
Jennie Newman, Saint Mary's University
(110605596) 
9:00 a.m.
Code parameters and graph coloring.
Gretchen L. Matthews*, Clemson University
(1106051694) 
9:30 a.m.
Identifying Codes on De Bruijn Graphs.
Debra Boutin, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Victoria E Horan*, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY
(110605216) 
10:00 a.m.
Rectilinear crossing numbers of complete tripartite graphs.
Leslie Hogben*, American Institute of Mathematics and Iowa State University
(110605496) 
10:30 a.m.
Graphs whose flow polynomials factor have only integer roots.
Joseph Kung*, University of North Texas
Gordon Royle, University of Western Australia
(110605163)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Syzygies, I
Room 007C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Giulio Caviglia, Purdue University
Jason McCullough, Rider University
Irena Peeva, Cornell University irena@math.cornell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Finiteness of Homological Dimensions with Respect to a Semidualizing Complex.
Sean SatherWagstaff, North Dakota State University
Jonathan Totushek*, North Dakota State University
(110613688) 
8:30 a.m.
Deviations of graded algebras.
Adam Boocher, University of Edinburgh
Alessio D'Ali, Università Degli Studi di Genova
Jonathan Montaño*, Purdue University
Eloisa Pires, University of Virginia
Alessio Sammartano, Purdue University
(1106131524) 
9:00 a.m.
Supports and Support Varieties.
Hailong Dao, University of Kansas
William T Sanders*, University of Kansas
(110613967) 
9:30 a.m.
Artinian modules of finite flat dimension and the Frobenius functor.
Thomas Marley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Marcus Webb, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106131800) 
10:00 a.m.
The projective dimension of an ideal generated by 3 cubic forms.
Paolo Mantero*, University of California at Riverside
Jason McCullough, Rider University
(1106131538) 
10:30 a.m.
The projective dimension of quadrics.
Craig Huneke*, University of Virginia
(110613654)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Scottish Book, I
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Krystyna Kuperberg, Auburn University
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas mauldin@unt.edu
Jan Mycielski, University of Colorado

8:00 a.m.
Some unsolved and recently solved problems from the Scottish Book.
Dan Mauldin*, University of North Texas
(1106281001) 
9:00 a.m.
Mazur's game and Choquet's game.
Howard Becker*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1106031631) 
10:00 a.m.
Maximal symmetry in Banach spaces.
Valentin Ferenczi, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Christian Rosendal*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1106461237)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Measures of Complexity: Inverse Limits, Entropy, and Structure of Attractors, I
Room 003, Convention Center
Organizers:
Loribeth M. Alvin, University of Denver
Jan P. Boroński, National Supercomputing Centre IT4Innovations, Ostrava jan.boronski@osu.cz
James Keesling, University of Florida
Olga Lukina, University of Illinois at Chicago
P. Oprocha, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow

8:00 a.m.
Dynamics of the shift map on inverse limits with setvalued functions.
Judy Anita Kennedy*, Lamar University
Van Nall, University of Richmond
Goran Erceg, University of Split
(110637453) 
8:30 a.m.
Topological Entropy of Setvalued Functions.
James P Kelly*, Baylor University
Timothy Tennant, Baylor University
(110637942) 
9:00 a.m.
Inverse limits and attractors in dimension 2.
Jan P. Boroński, National Supercomputing Centre IT4Innovations, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Piotr Oprocha*, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, AGH University, Kraków, Poland
(1106372282) 
9:30 a.m.
Horseshoelike maps of plane and symbolic dynamics.
Sonja Stimac*, University of Zagreb & IUPUI
(1106371121) 
10:00 a.m.
Minimal Cantor OmegaLimit Sets.
Lori Alvin*, University of Denver
Nic Ormes, University of Denver
(110637562) 
10:30 a.m.
Frequency spectrums of cutandproject sets.
Jamie J Walton*, The University of York
(110637686)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on What's New in Group Theory?, I
Room 002, Convention Center
Organizers:
Arturo Magidin, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Elizabeth Wilcox, Oswego State University elizabeth.wilcox@oswego.edu

8:00 a.m.
A family of polycyclic groups over which the uniform conjugacy problem is NPcomplete.
Bren Cavallo, City University of New York Graduate Center
Delaram Kahrobaei*, City University of New York Graduate Center and New York City College of Technology
(1106001507) 
8:30 a.m.
The strong symmetric genus of some small generalized symmetric groups.
Michael A. Jackson*, Grove City College
(1106201128) 
9:00 a.m.
The solvability of groups with nilpotent minimal coverings.
Russell D Blyth*, Saint Louis University
Francesco Fumagalli, Università di Firenze
Marta Morigi, Università di Bologna
(110620530) 
9:30 a.m.
Bounding nilpotent and solvable quotients of primitive permutation groups.
Thomas Michael Keller*, Texas State University
Yong Yang, Texas State University
(110620579) 
10:00 a.m.
Deadend elements and deadend depth in groups.
Margaret H. Dean*, CUNY BMCC
Marianna C. Bonanome, CUNY NYCCT
(110620474) 
10:30 a.m.
Highly symmetric generalized quadrangles.
Eric Allen Swartz*, Centre for the Mathematics and Symmetry and Computation, The University of Western Australia
John Bamberg, Centre for the Mathematics and Symmetry and Computation, The University of Western Australia
CaiHeng Li, Centre for the Mathematics and Symmetry and Computation, The University of Western Australia
(110605207)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, V
Room 208, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Permutations containing large number of a prescribed pattern.
M Just, Georgia Southern University
H Wang*, Georgia Southern University
(1106051006) 
8:15 a.m.
A combinatorial interpretation for HallLittlewood polynomials.
Andrew J Wills*, Virginia Tech
(110605915) 
8:30 a.m.
Locally Convex Words and Permutations.
Christopher Coscia*, Boston College
Jonathan DeWitt, Haverford College
(1106051034) 
8:45 a.m.
Unimodality of Partitions in NearRectangular Ferrers Diagrams.
Samuel Zbarsky*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106051036) 
9:00 a.m.
Packing Sequences Into Words.
Yonah BiersAriel*, Whitman College
Elizabeth Kelley, Harvey Mudd College
(110605842) 
9:15 a.m.
Longest Increasing Subsequences of Multiset Permutations.
Jonathan DeWitt*, Haverford College
(110605794) 
9:30 a.m.
Enumeration of permutations in ${\rm Av}(52341,53241,52431,35142,42513,351624)$.
Masaki Ikeda*, University of Idaho
(1106052647) 
9:45 a.m.
On Permutation Statistics and Algebras.
Matthew Moynihan*, The College of Wooster
(1106052715) 
10:00 a.m.
On Warping Degree of Virtual Links.
Noureen Khan*, University of North Texas at Dallas
(110605828) 
10:15 a.m.
On the Asymptotic Statistics of the Number of Occurrences of Multiple Permutation Patterns.
Svante Janson, Uppsala University
Brian Nakamura*, Rutgers University
Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
(1106052853) 
10:30 a.m.
The Combinatorics Governing the Periodicity of $p(n,d)$ Modulo $M$.
Dennis Eichhorn*, University of California, Irvine
Felix Breuer, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC)
Brandt Kronholm, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC)
(1106052023) 
10:45 a.m.
Connecting $M$sequences with the Fibonacci sequence and integer partitions.
Thomas Enkosky*, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Branden Stone, Adelphi University
(1106052311) 
11:00 a.m.
Universal Cycles of $k$Partitions of $[n]$.
Zachary Higgins*, University of Florida
(1106052439) 
11:15 a.m.
Universal Cycles of Partitions.
Bertilla Sieben*, Princeton University
(1106051007) 
11:30 a.m.
Symmetry of the rational $q,t$Catalan numbers for $3,n$Dyck paths.
Ryan L Kaliszewski*, Drexel University
Huilan Li, Drexel University
(1106051848) 
11:45 a.m.
Few Products, Many $h$fold Sums: Progress on the Multifold SumProduct Problem in the Reals.
Albert R. Bush*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ernie Croot, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1106051874)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA Session on Discovery and Insight in Mathematics, I
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Daniel C, Sloughter, Furman University dan.sloughter@furman.edu
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University

8:00 a.m.
Insights Gained and Lost.
Daniel C Sloughter*, Furman University
(1106C5583) 
8:30 a.m.
Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum.
James R Henderson*, Penn State Behrend
(1106C5443) 
9:00 a.m.
Removing bias: the case of the Dirac equation.
Horia I. Petrache*, Department of Physics, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
(1106C52535) 
9:30 a.m.
An analogy to help understanding Discovery, Insight and Invention in Mathematics.
Ruggero Ferro*, University of Verona, Italy
(1106C51961) 
10:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: How does the mind construct/discover mathematical propositions?
Carl E. Behrens*, Alexandria, VA
(1106C51803)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.9:25 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics Education, IV
Room 212A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Connecting Secondary and Tertiary Mathematics.
Eileen Murray*, Montclair State University
(1106VD2074) 
8:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Visual Representation in Undergraduate Mathematics Education: Lessons from the Pedagogy of the Sciences.
Van Herd*, University of Texas at Austin
(1106VD2480) 
8:30 a.m.
An Inverted Proofs Course.
Keri A Kornelson*, University of Oklahoma
(1106VD1617) 
8:45 a.m.
Break 
9:00 a.m.
Improving Flipped Classroom Software.
John C. Miller*, The City College of The City University of New York
(1106VD64) 
9:15 a.m.
A Flipped Calculus III class.
Theodore S. Erickson*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(1106VD906)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Probability or Statistics, III
Room 216A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Ratio limit theorem and shape results for patternavoiding permutations.
Mahshid Atapour*, University of Saskatchewan
Neal Madras, York University
(1106VI1898) 
8:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Approximating the Distribution of Combined Dependent Pvalues from Multiple Experiments.
Mehdi Razzaghi*, Bloomsburg University
(1106VI1242) 
8:30 a.m.
Efficient Use of the Negative Hypergeometric Distribution in Randomized Response Sampling.
Michael Johnson, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
Sarjinder Singh, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
Stephen Sedory*, Texas A & M University  Kingsville
(1106VI2004) 
8:45 a.m.
Approximations of Generalized Negative Binomial Distribution.
Salam Md. Mahbubush Khan*, Alabama A&M University
(1106VI898) 
9:00 a.m.
Maximum Likelihood Estimation for the Generalized Exponential Distribution Parameter under Progressive TypeII Centering.
Trenton Nash Brown*, University of South Dakota
Yuhlong Lio, University of South Dakota
Nan Jiang, University of South Dakota
(1106VI668) 
9:15 a.m.
A Dynamic System Based on Weibull Distribution.
Quy Xuan Cao*, University of South Dakota
Y. L. Lio, University of South Dakota
Nan Jiang, University of South Dakota
T. R. Tsai, Department of Statistics, Tamkang University
(1106VI660) 
9:30 a.m.
Zero Inflated Negative Multinomial Distributions.
Santanu Chakraborty*, University of Texas  Pan American, Edinburg, Texas  78539
(1106VI477) 
9:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Unit roots probabilities of the parameter of first order moving average model.
Indika P Wickramasinghe*, Eastern New Mexico University
(1106VI154) 
10:00 a.m.
Break 
10:15 a.m.
Incorporating Quantitative Reasoning Skills in College Statistics Education.
Lina Wu*, Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeThe City University of New York
Wenyi Lu, The Graduate Center of CUNY
Margaret Dean, Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeThe City University of New York
(1106VI936) 
10:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Parameter Estimation of Correlated Spatial Data using EM Algorithm.
Sami Cheong*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1106VI1133) 
10:45 a.m.
A Functional Equation and Normal Distribution.
Zengxiang Tong*, Otterbein University
(1106VI1411) 
11:00 a.m.
Intrinsic Volumes of Random Cubical Complexes.
Matthew Wright*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota
(1106VI211) 
11:15 a.m.
Dynamics of nanomagnetic particle systems.
Mikhail Neklyudov*, University of Sydney
(1106VI2312)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Applied Mathematics, III
Room 213A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Finiteness of positive and radially symmetric standingwave solutions to a nonlinear Schrödinger equation.
Vladimir Georgiev, Universita' Degli Studi di Pisa
Daniele Garrisi*, Inha University
(1106VL1561) 
8:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Effective integration of ultraelliptic solutions of the integrable nonlinear Schrödinger equation.
Otis Wright*, Cedarville University
(1106VL1919) 
8:30 a.m.
Twolevel Schwarz Methods for Discontinuous Galerkin Approximations of Second Order Elliptic Problems.
Ohannes Karakashian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Craig D. Collins*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1106VL1978) 
8:45 a.m.
The Numerical Solution of the Exterior Impedance (Robin) Problem for the Helmholtz's Equation via Modified Galerkin Method: Super Ellipsoid.
Hy Dinh*, Roger Williams University
Yajni Warnapala, Roger Williams University
(1106VL2488) 
9:00 a.m.
Choosing a Nonlinear Solver for the MomentBased Accelerated Thermal Radiative Transfer Algorithm.
Jeffrey Alan Willert*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1106VL1178) 
9:15 a.m.
Finding Roots of a NonLinear Function using The BrownJohnson Method.
Andy J Johnson, Saint Francis University
Dillon M Brown*, Saint Francis University
(1106VL1066) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On the FokkerPlanck equation for a coupled system of vander Pol Oscillators.
Pablo U Suarez*, Delaware State University
(1106VL2652) 
9:45 a.m.
Applications of the Pfaffain technique to (3+1)dimensional soliton equations of JimboMiwa type.
Alrazi M Abdeljabbar*, Savannah State University
(1106VL2175) 
10:00 a.m.
A Numerical Solution to boundary Value problems and Volterra Integrals.
Hamid Semiyari*, James Madison University (JMU)
(1106VL1420) 
10:15 a.m.
Solution of a Recurrence Relation Governing Prion Aggregation and Fragmentation.
Jason Karl Davis*, University of California, Merced
Suzanne S Sindi, University of California, Merced
(1106VL1026) 
10:30 a.m.
RiccatiErmakov systems and closed solutions for the degenerate parametric oscillator.
Erwin Suazo*, Arizona State University/ University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Primitivo B. AcostaHumanez, Universidad del Norte, Colombia
Sergei K. Suslov, Arizona State University
(1106VL1) 
10:45 a.m.
high order parametrized maximumprinciplepreserving and positivitypreserving weno schemes on unstructured meshes.
Yuan Liu*, Michigan State University
(1106VL1011) 
11:00 a.m.
A MultiTimeScale Analysis of Chemical Reaction Networks in Stochastic Description.
Chang Hyeong Lee, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)
Xingye Kan*, University of Minnesota
Hans G. Othmer, University of Minnesota
(1106VL2295) 
11:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Complete Synchronization on Networks of Identical Oscillators with Diffusive DelayCoupling.
Stanley R Huddy*, State University of New York at New Paltz
Joseph D Skufca, Clarkson University
(1106VL2583) 
11:30 a.m.
Equilibria and stability analysis in applications via numerical algebraic geometry.
Noah S. Daleo*, North Carolina State University
Jonathan D. Hauenstein, University of Notre Dame
Dhagash Mehta, University of Notre Dame
Florian Dörfler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich
(1106VL1136) 
11:45 a.m.
Randomized methods for rankdeficient linear systems.
Josef A Sifuentes*, Texas A&M University
Leslie Greengard, New York University
Zydrunas Gimbutas, National Institute of Standards
(1106VL2925)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Graph Theory, II
Room 217B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Crossing Number of $K_{3,3,n}$.
Mark Ginn*, Appalachian State University
Faith Miller, Appalachian State University
(1106VN1177) 
8:15 a.m.
Monochromatic sinks in $3$switched tournaments.
Adam Bland*, Middle Georgia State College
Jeremy Aikin, California State University, San Bernardino
(1106VN1372) 
8:30 a.m.
The Fibonacci Number of the Jellyfish Graph.
Joe DeMaio*, Kennesaw State University
John Jacobson, Moxie
(1106VN1373) 
8:45 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A New Proof of NashWilliams  Tutte and Generalizations to $S$connectors.
Jitender Deogun, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Tyler Seacrest*, The University of Montana Western
(1106VN1467) 
9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic density of $k$critical graphs.
Ron Gould, Emory University
Victor Larsen*, Emory University
Luke Postle, University of Waterloo
(1106VN1503) 
9:15 a.m.
Break. 
9:30 a.m.
RamseyMinimal Saturation Numbers for Sets of Stars.
Brent Moran*, University of Colorado Denver
Matt Mowrey, University of Colorado Denver
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver
(1106VN1777) 
9:45 a.m.
Extremal Theorems for Degree Sequence Packing.
Jennifer Diemunsch*, University of Colorado Denver
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver
Sogol Jahanbekam, University of Colorado Denver
James Shook, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(1106VN1794) 
10:00 a.m.
Some Results on Path Localities of Completed Bipartite Graphs.
Tung Hoang*, Millsaps College
(1106VN1845) 
10:15 a.m.
Complete (i,j)domination graphs of tournaments.
Kim A. S. Factor*, Marquette University
(1106VN1873) 
10:30 a.m.
Taking Sudoku a Step Further.
James M Hammer*, Auburn University
(1106VN1875) 
10:45 a.m.
Fair $1$factorizations, fair holey $1$factorizations and fair holey hamiltonian decompositions of complete multipartite graphs.
Aras Erzurumluoglu*, Auburn University
Chris Rodger, Auburn University
(1106VN1992) 
11:00 a.m.
Mapping Distance One Neighborhoods within Knot Distance Graphs.
Annette Marie Honken*, University of Iowa
(1106VN2031) 
11:15 a.m.
Spanning trail with Independence number.
Meng Zhang*, West Virginia University
(1106VN2084) 
11:30 a.m.
Strongly Spanning Trailable Graphs with Short Longest Paths.
Keke Wang*, West Virginia University
(1106VN2091) 
11:45 a.m.
New Upper Bounds on the Distance Domination Numbers of Grids.
Erik A Insko*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Armando Grez, Florida Gulf Coast University
Michael Farina, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1106VN1633)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Linear Algebra
Room 214D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Companion Matrix Developments.
Brydon Eastman, Redeemer University College
InJae Kim, Minnesota State University
Bryan Shader, University of Wyoming
Kevin N. Vander Meulen*, Redeemer University College
(1106VO114) 
8:15 a.m.
Dense Alternating Sign Matrices and Extensions.
Miroslav Fiedler, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Frank J. Hall, Georgia State University
Mikhail Stroev*, Georgia State University
(1106VO2805) 
8:30 a.m.
The $n$th Power of a General 2x2 Matrix.
Joshua Boone*, Lincoln Memorial University
(1106VO375) 
8:45 a.m.
The volume of the spatial region corresponding to $n\times n$ correlation matrices.
Sean Eastman*, Armstrong State University
(1106VO1241) 
9:00 a.m.
Linearizations of matrix polynomials in nonstandard bases.
D. Steven Mackey, Western Michigan University
Vasilije Perovic*, Western Michigan University
(1106VO913) 
9:15 a.m.
An $O(N^2)$ Eigenvalue Algorithm for Period$N$ Jacobi Operators.
Charles Puelz*, Rice University
Mark Embree, Virginia Tech
Jake Fillman, Rice University
(1106VO817) 
9:30 a.m.
The Construction of Faces of $\rm{CP}_{2}$.
Andrew J. Klimas*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(1106VO873) 
9:45 a.m.
A GaleBerlekamp PermutationSwitching Problem.
Richard A Brualdi, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Seth A Meyer*, St. Norbert College
(1106VO2794) 
10:00 a.m.
A New Construction of Tight Frames Using Orthogonal Vectors.
Somantika Datta, University of Idaho
Jesse Ernest Oldroyd*, University of Idaho
(1106VO1009) 
10:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: The Normal Hessenberg completion and Poncelet's Theorem.
Russell L Carden*, University of Kentucky
Josef Sifuentes, Texas A&M University
(1106VO1910) 
10:30 a.m.
Extensions of Gersgorin Theory.
Rachid Marsli*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303
(1106VO2558) 
10:45 a.m.
HigherOrder Velocities and Accelerations under the OneParameter Planar Dual Motions.
Mutlu Akar*, Yildiz Technical University
Serdal Sahin, Yildiz Technical University
Salim Yuce, Yildiz Technical University
(1106VO2307)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Number Theory, II
Room 210B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:00 a.m.
Sign Changes of Fourier Coefficients of HalfIntegral Weight Cusp Forms.
Thomas A Hulse*, Queen's University
(1106VQ2078) 
8:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On Calculating the Cardinality of the Value Set of a Polynomial.
Joshua E Hill*, University of California, Irvine
(1106VQ2117) 
8:30 a.m.
Massey Products of Eisenstein Series and Relations on Multiple Zeta Values.
Anil B Venkatesh*, Duke University
(1106VQ2115) 
8:45 a.m.
Determination of Quadratic Lattices by Local Structure and Sublattices of Codimension One.
Nicolas David Meyer*, Southern Illinois University
Andrew G. Earnest, Southern Illinois University
(1106VQ2944) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Roots of polynomials with generalized Fibonacci number coefficients.
Ron Taylor*, Berry College
Eric McDowell, Berry College
Jill Cochran, Berry College
(1106VQ2832) 
9:15 a.m.
RankUnimodality of bary Partitions.
Alexa Eryn Ortiz*, Austin, Texas
(1106VQ2351) 
9:30 a.m.
Generalized Markoff Equations and Chebyshev Polynomials.
Donald J McGinn*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(1106VQ2482) 
9:45 a.m.
Hypergraphs on the Integers.
Loren James Anderson*, North Dakota State University
Peter D Johnson, Auburn University
(1106VQ2483) 
10:00 a.m.
Visibility of Rectangles within the Integer Lattice Points.
Bernd Sing*, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
(1106VQ2490) 
10:15 a.m.
Critical sets in equiorthogonal frequency squares.
Ilene H Morgan*, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rita SahaRay, Indian Statistical Institute
(1106VQ2592) 
10:30 a.m.
An algorithm to solve the ErdösStrauss equation.
Robert Erra*, EPITA
(1106VQ2599) 
10:45 a.m.
A generalization of a series for the density of abundant numbers.
Mits Kobayashi*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1106VQ2655) 
11:00 a.m.
Improving the Speed and Accuracy of the MillerRabin Primality Test.
Shyam S. Narayanan*, MIT PRIMESUSA Program, Blue Valley West High School
(1106VQ2665) 
11:15 a.m.
Fibonaccilike Sequences and Solving ODEs.
Jason Allen Green*, Worcester State University
(1106VQ2787) 
11:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On a Variant of the LangTrotter Conjecture Involving Binomial Elliptic Curve Coefficients.
Patrick J Dynes*, Clemson University
Brian McDonald, University of Rochester
Christina Rapti, Bard College
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1106VQ2782) 
11:45 a.m.
Lowerorder biases in elliptic curve Fourier coefficients.
Blake Mackall, Williams College
Steven J Miller, Williams College
Christina Rapti, Bard College
Karl Winsor*, University of Michigan  Ann Arbor
(1106VQ2168)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology, IV
Room 102A, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
A Computational Study of the Effects of Syk Activity on B Cell Receptor Signaling Dynamics.
Reginald L McGee*, Purdue University
Mariya O. Krisenko, Purdue University
Robert L. Geahlen, Purdue University
Ann E. Rundell, Purdue University
Gregery T. Buzzard, Purdue University
(1106922569) 
8:15 a.m.
Clustering in inhibitory neural networks with nearest neighbor coupling.
Jennifer Miller*, Trinity College
Hwayeon Ryu, Duke University
Zeynep Teymuroglu, Rollins College
Xueying Wang, Washington State University
Victoria Booth, University of Michigan
Sue Ann Campbell, University of Waterloo
(1106922622) 
8:30 a.m.
Reconstruction of Structural Connectivity in SparselyConnected Neuronal Networks Using Compressive Sensing.
Victor Barranca*, New York University
(110692854) 
8:45 a.m.
Extracting connectivity patterns from neural spikes.
Charles Bergeron*, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Thomas R. Kiehl, Neural Stem Cell Institute
(1106922545) 
9:00 a.m.
Studying Brain Connectivity using Weighted Graph Comparison.
Thierno Amadou Diallo*, New York City College of Technology
Urmi GhoshDastidar, New York City College of Technology
Justine Lamberg, Rutgers University
(1106922527) 
9:15 a.m.
The Neurodynamics of Bursting Oscillations in the HindmarshRose Model.
Stanley L. Tuznik*, Penn State Erie, the Behrend College
(1106922047) 
9:30 a.m.
Megamap: Flexible representation of a large space by a hippocampal continuous attractor network.
Kathryn R Hedrick*, Johns Hopkins University
(1106921706) 
9:45 a.m.
Dynamics of bump attractors in a model of spatial navigation.
Khanh P Nguyen*, University of Houston
Zachary Kilpatrick, University of Houston
(1106002561) 
10:00 a.m.
Taking a moment to measure networks  A hierarchical approach.
Kehinde Rilwan Salau*, The University of Arizona
Jacopo A Baggio, Arizona State University
Eli P Fenichel, Yale University
Marco A Janssen, Arizona State University
Joshua K Abbott, Arizona State University
(1106921294) 
10:15 a.m.
Modeling an Experimental Analog to Metapopulation Dispersal.
K. Harrison Holmes*, Arizona State University
Perry Olliver, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
Naomi M. Pier, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
John D. Nagy, Arizona State University
(1106921103) 
10:30 a.m.
Habitat selection game in structured populations.
Jan Rychtar*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Mark Broom, City University London, UK
(110692254) 
10:45 a.m.
Friend or Foe? A Continuous Ideal Free Distribution Approach to Dynamics of Individualistic, Cooperative, and Kleptoparasitic Populations.
Ilona Reding*, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Michael Kelley, Appalachian State University
Jonathan Rowell, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Jan Rychtar, University of North Carolina Greensboro
(1106922604) 
11:00 a.m.
Equilibrium Selection for Markov Processes via Random Trajectory Entropy with applications to Finite Population Biology.
Marc A Harper, Los Angeles, CA
Dashiell Fryer*, Pomona College
(110692922) 
11:15 a.m.
Characterizations Stationary Extrema with Applications to Finite Population Models.
Marc A Harper*, Los Angeles, CA
Dashiell Fryer, Pomona College
(110601923) 
11:30 a.m.
A Powerful Long Memory Strategy for the Prisoner's Dilemma.
Marc A Harper, Los Angeles, CA
Chris Lee*, UCLA
Dashiell Fryer, Pomona College
(110692924) 
11:45 a.m.
Sonification of EEGs.
Katherine Loraine Ehnis*, Texas Tech University
Stacy Philip, Texas Tech University
Carl R. Seaquist, Texas Tech University
Fredrick Ramirez, University Medical Center
Renato Gonik, University Medical Center
(1106922759)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, III
Room 101A, Convention Center

8:00 a.m.
Local Conjugation in Groups and Applications to Number Fields.
Bir B Kafle*, Purdue University North Central
Robert V Perlis, Louisiana State University
(1106112517) 
8:15 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On the signature of a quadratic form.
Jeremy Allen Jacobson*, Emory University
(1106112481) 
8:30 a.m.
Integral quadratic forms and graph isomorphism.
Larry J. Gerstein*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(110611125) 
8:45 a.m.
Elliptic Curves with Nonabelian Entanglement Fields.
K. McMurdy*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
N. Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago
J. Brau, University of Cambridge
(1106112457) 
9:00 a.m.
Weighted Discriminants and Mass Formulas for Number Fields.
Silas Johnson*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1106111657) 
9:15 a.m.
On a construction of $C^1(\mathbb{Z}_p)$ functionals from $\mathbb{Z}_p$extensions of algebraic number fields.
Timothy James All*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Bradley Arthur Waller, The Ohio State University
(1106112054) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Modular Solvability of NonSolvable Diophantine Equations.
Lenny Jones, Shippensburg University
Alicia Lamarche*, Shippensburg University
(1106111207) 
9:45 a.m.
Optimal bounds of $\pi (n)$ using Zagier's method.
Philip L Bretz, University of Oklahoma
Connor C McBryde*, University of Oklahoma
(1106111073) 
10:00 a.m.
Geometric Progression Free Sequences with Small Gaps.
Xiaoyu He*, Harvard University
(110611321) 
10:15 a.m.
Characterizing Primality in Numerical Monoids.
Z. Tripp*, Tufts University
(110611886) 
10:30 a.m.
Sets Characterized by Sums and Differences in Dilating Polytopes.
Archit Kulkarni, Carnegie Mellon University
David Moon*, Williams College
(1106112148) 
10:45 a.m.
Patterns in Pythagorean Triples.
Dan King*, Northern Kentucky University
Tom Richmond, Western Kentucky University
(1106112158) 
11:00 a.m.
A new algorithm for Galois groups of quintic polynomials.
Robin French*, Elon University
Chad Awtrey, Elon University
(110611659) 
11:15 a.m.
Generalized Pascal's Triangle.
Carl Alan Libis*, University of Tennessee at Martin
(1106112050) 
11:30 a.m.
The Search for Small Pseudoprimes.
Jonathan Webster*, Butler University
Jon Sorenson, Butler University
(1106111367)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Original Sources and Archives in the Classroom
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Amy ShellGellasch, Montgomery College amy.shellgellasch@montgomerycollege.edu
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University

8:00 a.m.
The Dead Mathematicians Society: Instruction, Innovation and Inspiration in Developmental Mathematics from the University Archives.
Van Herd*, University of Texas at Austin
(1106J52540) 
8:30 a.m.
Historical Mathematics Sources at SUNY Oneonta.
Toke Knudsen*, SUNY Oneonta
(1106J51853) 
9:00 a.m.
An Activity Utilizing the Smithsonian's Transcription Center.
Matthew J Haines*, Augsburg College
(1106J51953) 
9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Devices at the Smithsonian: Ideas for using digital collections in the classroom.
Amy AckerbergHastings, University of Maryland University College
Amy ShellGellasch*, Montgomery College
(1106J563) 
10:00 a.m.
A novel approach to the integral of $x$ inspired by James Gregory's {\rm Vera Quadratura}.
Walter Jacob*, Temple University
(1106J5481) 
10:30 a.m.
Hindu sines, Persian tangents, and European triangles: teaching trigonometry with original sources.
Daniel E Otero*, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
(1106J51252)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Inquiry, II
Room 204A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Brian Katz, Augustana College briankatz@augustana.edu
Elizabeth Thoren, University of California, Santa Barbara

8:00 a.m.
To Each Their Own: A Semester Project Emphasizing Continuous Conceptual Involvement and Inquiry.
Samuel Cook*, University of Alaska Anchorage
Nicole Seaders, Oregon State University
(1106N11806) 
8:20 a.m.
Using Game Theory to Foster Inquiry and Writing.
Jennifer Nordstrom*, Linfield College
(1106N1672) 
8:40 a.m.
Puzzle Pedagogy: Riddles and Their Value in Mathematics Education.
Elin Farnell*, Kenyon College
(1106N12722) 
9:00 a.m.
Graph theory by example.
Peter Lawson Maceli*, Columbia University
(1106N1377) 
9:20 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Using Journaling to Promote Inquiry.
Debra L Mimbs*, Lee University
(1106N12229) 
9:40 a.m.
Teaching Inquiry through Experimental Mathematics.
Lara Pudwell*, Valparaiso University
(1106N1893) 
10:00 a.m.
Using a NonTraditional Mathematical Operation to Teach Inquiry.
Diana White*, University of Colorado Denver
(1106N11285) 
10:20 a.m.
Extending mathematical problems.
Kristin A. Camenga*, Houghton College
(1106N12123) 
10:40 a.m.
What do you notice? Using conjecturing activities to teach inquiry and ignite student's curiosity about mathematics.
Suzanne Doree*, Augsburg College
(1106N12478)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on USE Math: Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in the Mathematics Classroom
Room 209, Convention Center
Organizers:
Benjamin Galluzzo, Shippensburg University bjgalluzzo@ship.edu
Corrine Taylor, Wellesley College

8:00 a.m.
Planning Ahead: Database restructuring to support research.
Kris H. Green*, St. John Fisher College
(1106Q52326) 
8:20 a.m.
salt marshes math lab.
Sharareh Nikbakht*, Senior Lecturer/Appalachian State University
Yelena Meadows, Bishop Walsh High School
(1106Q52607) 
8:40 a.m.
Bringing Biodiversity into the Quantitative Literacy Classroom.
Stephanie Kajpust*, Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan
(1106Q51787) 
9:00 a.m.
SIGMAAEM Business Meeting. 
9:20 a.m.
Sustainability Projects in the Quantitative Reasoning Classroom.
Janine M Lloyd*, MassBay Community College
(1106Q52582) 
9:40 a.m.
Measuring Sustainability as a First Year Seminar.
Amanda I Beecher*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1106Q51405) 
10:00 a.m.
Estimating Ocean Populations and Biodiversity in the Bay: An Algebra Activity.
Maria L Hernandez*, The NC School of Science and Mathematics
(1106Q52552) 
10:20 a.m.
Group Projects on Sustainability in College Algebra.
Monika Kiss*, Saint Leo University
(1106Q52051) 
10:40 a.m.
Comparing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Automobile Fuels: An Exploration for Algebra Courses.
Jodin Morey*, Metropolitan State University
Rikki Wagstrom, Metropolitan State University
(1106Q52203) 
11:00 a.m.
The Monarch and the Milkweed: An Exploration for Algebra Courses.
Rikki Wagstrom*, Metropolitan State University
Jodin Morey, Metropolitan State University
(1106Q52201) 
11:20 a.m.
Sustainability on the Half Shell: Modeling Oyster Populations.
Grant Lee Innerst*, Shippensburg University
(1106Q51330) 
11:40 a.m.
Introducing Students to Prioritizing Sustainability Options by Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process.
William C Bauldry*, Appalachian State University
(1106Q5464)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Using Flipping Pedagogy to Engage Students in Learning Mathematics, II
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Jean McGivneyBurelle, University of Hartford burelle@hartford.edu
Larissa Schroeder, University of Hartford
Fei Xue, University of Hartford
John Williams, University of Hartford

8:00 a.m.
An Evaluation of a Flipped Calculus Class.
Wes Maciejewski*, The University of British Columbia
(1106R12433) 
8:20 a.m.
SUNY Binghamton's Hybrid Approach to Teaching Calculus.
Joseph Phillip Brennan*, Binghamton University SUNY
Laura Anderson, Binghamton University SUNY
(1106R1532) 
8:40 a.m.
Flipping Calculus: A Paradigm Shift.
J.C. Price*, Georgia Gwinnett College
(1106R12296) 
9:00 a.m.
Effecting Student Learning Gains in Calculus I via the Flipped Classroom Model.
Cassie Williams*, James Madison University
John (Zig) Siegfried, James Madison University
(1106R11186) 
9:20 a.m.
Flipping the Integral Calculus Classroom with Multiple Sections and Instructors.
Susie Kimport*, Yale University
James S Rolf, Yale University
(1106M12938) 
9:40 a.m.
Flipping the developmental math classroom: Selfpacing is key.
Pangyen Ben Weng*, Metropolitan State University
(1106R194) 
10:00 a.m.
Experience a Flipped Learning Outcome through Flipped Learning in an Introductory Linear Algebra Class.
Julia Rose Murphy*, California State University, Long Beach
JenMei Chang, California State University, Long Beach
(1106R11460) 
10:20 a.m.
A flipped Differential Equations with no videos.
Charles Bergeron*, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
(1106R12293) 
10:40 a.m.
Application Driving Learning in Differential Equations.
Brian J. Winkel*, U.S. Miltary Academy
(1106R1944) 
11:00 a.m.
ProofSpace: A Flipped Classroom Experience.
Cathryn G Menarchem*, State University of New York at Geneseo
John M Hines, State University of New York at Geneseo
Aaron Heap, State University of New York at Geneseo
(1106R12430) 
11:20 a.m.
Jay Leno and Abstract Algebra.
Adam M Glesser*, California State University, Fullerton
(1106R12240) 
11:40 a.m.
Using Preview Activities to Partially Flip an Undergraduate Abstract Algebra Course.
Diana White*, University of Colorado Denver
(1106R11288)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on What Makes a Successful Math Circle: Organization and Problems, I
Room 214C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University yasskin@math.tamu.edu
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University
Paul Zeitz, University of San Francisco
Katherine Morrison, University of Northern Colorado

8:00 a.m.
Mathematics and Logistics of the Bard Math Circle.
Japheth Wood*, Bard College/New York Math Circle
Lauren Rose, Bard College
Eliana Miller, Bard College
Jake Weissman, Bard College
(1106S52250) 
8:20 a.m.
Favorite Problems from the UWM Math Circle.
Gabriella Pinter*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1106S52771) 
8:40 a.m.
Know a good problem?
George F McNulty*, University of South Carolina
NIeves A McNulty, Columbia College
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina
(1106S52847) 
9:00 a.m.
Circle of Friends.
Jane H Long*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(1106S52336) 
9:20 a.m.
Divisibility and Logic  A Problem for Math Circles.
Martha H Byrne*, Earlham College
(1106S52107) 
9:40 a.m.
A Math Circles Camp at Colorado State University.
Lori Beth Ziegelmeier*, Macalester College
(1106S52855) 
10:00 a.m.
Math Circles in North Bay  the Northern Experience.
Tzvetalin S. Vassilev*, Nipissing University
(1106S5792) 
10:20 a.m.
Chunking, auxiliary elements, and commutation as a topic for Math Circle.
Victoria Kofman*, Quality Engineering Education, Inc.
(1106S5540) 
10:40 a.m.
Math Teachers' Circles: A Time of FUNstration.
Mark A. Brown*, MidAmerica Nazarene University
(1106S52797) 
11:00 a.m.
Assessing the Influence of a Mathematics Elementary Teachers' Circle.
Mary L Garner*, Kennesaw State University
Virginia Watson, Kennesaw State University
(1106S51897) 
11:20 a.m.
Fullerton Mathematical Circle: The First Three Years.
Bogdan D. Suceava*, California State University, Fullerton
(1106S560) 
11:40 a.m.
Middle School Students and Yarn: PictureHanging Puzzles.
Darren M Garbuz*, Saint Louis University
(1106S52056)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AWM Workshop on Homotopy Theory, I
Room 217A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Maria Basterra, University of New Hampshire
Brenda Johnson, Union College
Moderators:
Brooke Shipley, University of Illiniois at Chicago

8:00 a.m.
Spaces of long embeddings and rightangled Artin operads.
William G. Dwyer, Notre Dame University
Kathryn Hess*, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(1106551557) 
9:00 a.m.
Geometric homology classes in the space of knots.
Kristine Pelatt*, St. Catherine University
(110655156) 
9:30 a.m.
Constructing equivariant spectra.
Anna Marie Bohmann*, Northwestern University
Angelica M. Osorno, Reed College
(110655189) 
10:00 a.m.
Models for equivariant $(\infty, 1)$categories.
Julia E Bergner*, University of California, Riverside
(110655603)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Analytical and Computational Methods in Mathematical Finance
Room 202A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Rafael MendozaArriaga, McCombs School of Business Rafael.MendozaArriaga@mccombs.utexas.edu

8:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Fast and Efficient Numerical Methods for an Extended BlackScholes Model.
Samir Kumar Bhowmik*, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
(110665648) 
8:30 a.m.
Inferring insider information from trading.
Gordan Zitkovic*, University of Texas at Austin
Pulak Goswami, University of Texas at Austin
(110600757) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Ghost Calibration and Pricing Barrier Options and CDSs in Spectrally OneSided Lévy Models: the Parabolic Laplace Inversion Method.
Sergei Levendorskii*, University of Leicester
(110600758) 
9:30 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Barrier Options, CDS and Quanto CDS in Lévy Models with Stochastic Interest Rate.
Svetlana Boyarchenko*, University of Texas at Austin
Sergei Levendorskii, University of Leicester
(110600759) 
10:00 a.m.
Storage valuation.
Long Zhao*, McCombs Business School
(110600765) 
10:30 a.m.
Modeling electricity prices: a time change approach.
Rafael MendozaArriaga*, McCombs School of Business
Lingfei Li, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Daniel Mitchell, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Zhiyu Mo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(110600760)

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Project NExTTuesday
Room 217D, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers Panel Discussion
A positive feedback loop? The impact of mathematics education research and K12 instructional changes on our teaching of undergraduate mathematics.
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ben Ford, Sonoma State University
Klay Kruczek, Southern Connecticut State University
Panelists:
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University
Klay Kruczek, Southern Connecticut State University
Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
SIGMAA on Teaching of Advance High School MathematicsMAA Council on Outreach Workshop
Creating a course in mathematical modeling.
Room 214B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dan Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Committee on Professional Development Session, Part I
"Post Plus 5" session on open source resources in mathematics.
Room 213B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Stan Yoshinobu, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Thomas Judson, Stephen F. Austin State University
Yousuf George, Nazareth College 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:15 a.m.11:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Differential Geometry
Room 101B, Convention Center

8:15 a.m.
Conformally Kähler Surfaces and Orthogonal Holomorphic Bisectional Curvature.
Mustafa Kalafat*, Tunceli University
(1106531317) 
8:30 a.m.
Explicit Solutions of the Schrodinger Equation on Families of Riemannian Manifolds.
Alfredo Villanueva*, Savannah State University
(1106532190) 
8:45 a.m.
Existence and Nonexistence of HalfGeodesics on $S^2$.
Ian M. Adelstein*, Dartmouth College
(110653602) 
9:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Positive Sasakian structures on 5 and 7 dimensional links of hypersurface singularities and isolated complete intersection singularities in weighted projective space.
Christopher Stuart Inbody*, University of New Mexico
(1106531395) 
9:15 a.m.
Representations of Low Dimensional Lie Algebras and Applications.
Ryad A Ghanam*, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
(110653771) 
9:30 a.m.
Break 
9:45 a.m.
Conformal Ricci Flow, NavierStokes Equations, and Conformal Reduction of Einstein's Evolution Equations of General Relativity.
Arthur E. Fischer*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(1106531678) 
10:00 a.m.
The twisted KählerRicci Hermitian YangMills flow.
Donovan Clark McFeron*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1106532141) 
10:15 a.m.
Lorentzian Ricci Solitons On Nilpotent Lie Groups.
T. H. Wears*, Longwood Universtiy
(1106532653) 
10:30 a.m.
Studying the Harmonic Differential Forms under Appropriate Growth Estimates by Extending the Scope of $L^q$ to Non$L^q$ Space.
Lina Wu*, Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeThe City University of New York
(110653929) 
10:45 a.m.
Flat norm decomposition of integral currents.
Sharif Ibrahim*, Washington State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University
Kevin R. Vixie, Washington State University
(1106532799) 
11:00 a.m.
Critical Values of Calibrations and Minimal Submanifolds.
Ibrahim Unal*, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
(1106532438)

8:15 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:15 a.m.9:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Algebra, II
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

8:15 a.m.
Some topics on type of relations in the theory of $\tau$factorizations.
Reyes M. OrtizAlbino*, University of Puerto RicoMayaguez
Adolfo G. Vargas, University of Puerto RicoMayaguez
(1106VJ1721) 
8:30 a.m.
The $G$Hilbert Scheme and the (0,2)McKay Correspondence.
Benjamin C Gaines*, Duke University
(1106VJ1745) 
8:45 a.m.
NonAssocative Algebraic Structures and Cryptology.
Carl Edward Looney*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1106VJ2092) 
9:00 a.m.
Properties of the Ring $A(X)$.
Michelle Knox*, Midwestern State University
Warren McGovern, Florida Atlantic University Honors College
Ricardo Carrera, Nova Southeastern University
(1106VJ1000) 
9:15 a.m.
On the Finitely Generated Modules of a Leavitt Path Algebra.
Miodrag Iovanov, University of Iowa
Alex Sistko*, University of Iowa
(1106VJ2061) 
9:30 a.m.
Radicals of Extensions.
Jessica L Williams*, University of Iowa
(1106VJ1109)

8:15 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:30 a.m.11:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Applied to the Physical Sciences
Room 203A, Convention Center

8:30 a.m.
Granular Flows Based on Discrete Element Method Modeling.
A. Bass Bagayogo*, SaintBoniface University
(1106702663) 
8:45 a.m.
Numerical Modeling of PlaneStrain Fracture in the Context of a StrainLimiting Theory of Elasticity.
S. M. Mallikarjunaiah*, Texas A&M University
Jay R. Walton, Texas A&M University
(110674491) 
9:00 a.m.
Analysis of several compressible versions of the incompressible neoHookean material.
Kun Gou*, Michigan State University
Thomas J Pence, Michigan State University
(110674712) 
9:15 a.m.
Revisiting the dissipation scales of the energy cascade of 3D turbulence as anomalous scaling functions.
Eleftherios Gkioulekas*, University of TexasPan American
(110676939) 
9:30 a.m.
On floating equilibria in a finite container.
Ray Treinen*, Texas State University
(1106761942) 
9:45 a.m.
Navier Slip Condition for Viscous Fluids on a Rough Boundary.
Silvia Jimenez Bolanos*, Colgate University
Bogdan Vernescu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(110676746) 
10:00 a.m.
Wave propagation over the shelf or isolated obstacle.
Sergei A Fomin*, California State University, Chico, CA 95929
Ravi Shankar, California State University, Chico
Vladimir A Chugunov, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia
(1106761651) 
10:15 a.m.
Using the inviscid Burgers equation and the nonlinear shallow water equations to compute the time of wave breaking.
Tucker Hartland*, California State University Chico
Ravi Shankar, California State University Chico
Sergei A. Fomin, California State University Chico
(110676791) 
10:30 a.m.
Simultaneous SpaceTime Adaptive Wavelet Collocation for Modelling the Meditranian Eddies ("Meddies").
Omid Khanmohamadi*, Florida State University
(1106762742) 
10:45 a.m.
High order FDTD methods for electromagnetic systems in dispersive inhomogeneous media.
Duc D Nguyen*, University of Alabama / Department of Mathematics
Shan Zhao, University of Alabama
(110678578) 
11:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of HighContrast Photonic Crystals.
Robert P Viator Jr*, Louisiana State University
Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
(1106782411)

8:30 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Exhibit Hall C, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Progress in 3manifold topology and geometric group theory.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Ian Agol*, University of California, Berkeley
(11065714) 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part B
Doing the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Jackie Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part B
Teaching introductory statistics (for instructors new to teaching statistics).
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Carolyn Cuff, Westminster College
Leigh Lunsford, Longwood University 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #16: Part B
Using games in an introductory statistics course.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Rod Sturdivant, Ohio State University
Shonda Kuiper, Grinnell College 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality/Information Center
Bridge Hall, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion
Practices and concerns for developmental mathematics courses and programs.
Room 215, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Ballroom A, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:05 a.m.9:55 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Inner models constructed using generalized logics.
Room 214A, Convention Center
Menachem Magidor*, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(110603143) 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Out in mathematics: LGBTQ mathematicians in the workplace.
Room 205, Convention Center
Organizers:
David Crombecque, University of Southern California
Ron Buckmire, Occidental College
Panelists:
Andrew Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College
Mike Hill, University of Virginia
Lily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Infusing Quantitative Literacy into Mathematics and Nonmathematics Courses, I
Room 212B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew Miller, Belmont University andrew.miller@belmont.edu
Aaron Montgomery, Central Washington University
Gary Franchy, Mott Community College

10:00 a.m.
Using an online interactive tool in an assignment on percent.
Michael P Saclolo*, St. Edward's University
(1106F51975) 
10:20 a.m.
Combining HandsOn Probability with Calculations: Enhancing Quantitative Literacy through Textbook and Course Design.
David G Taylor*, Roanoke College
(1106F5947) 
10:40 a.m.
A Freshman Quantitative Reasoning Course at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Kathleen D. Lopez*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Melissa G. Myers, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1106F52691) 
11:00 a.m.
Developing Quantitative Literacy across the Liberal Arts Curriculum (QLAC) at Worcester State University.
Hansun To*, Worcester State University
Maria Fung, Worcester State University
Janice Yee, Worcester State University
(1106F51812) 
11:20 a.m.
The impact of a hybrid course format on student learning and attitudes in a Quantitative Literacy Course.
Catherine L. Crockett*, Point Loma Nazarene University
Jesus Jimenez, Point Loma Nazarene University
Ryan Botts, Point Loma Nazarene University
(1106F52672) 
11:40 a.m.
The Efficacy of Projects and Discussion Boards in Increasing Quantitative Literacy Outcomes in an Online College Algebra Course.
Samuel Luke Tunstall*, Appalachian State University
(1106F551)

10:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Analysis, I
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

10:00 a.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A Stieltjes Type Extension of the $L^{r}$Perron Integral.
Eyad Massarwi*, Chicago State University
Paul Musial, Chicago State University
(1106VK52) 
10:15 a.m.
Constructing Prescale Functions via the Dilation Equation for Measures.
Sarah Charley*, Lehigh University
Vladimir Dobric, Lehigh University
Rob Neel, Lehigh University
(1106VK2112) 
10:30 a.m.
Discrete Approximations of Metric Measure Spaces of Controlled Geometry.
Marcos David Lopez*, University of Cincinnati
James T Gill, Saint Louis University
(1106VK995) 
10:45 a.m.
The Metric Entropy of $q$hulls and the Fractional Integral.
Jim Cockreham*, University of Idaho
(1106VK2030) 
11:00 a.m.
Difference of Two Composition Operators from a Weighted Bergman Space $A^{p}_{\alpha}$ to $L^{q}\left(\mu\right)$ when $0 \char'074 p \leq q \char'074 \infty$.
Soumyadip Acharyya*, The University of Alabama
Zhijian Wu, Xi'an JiaotongLiverpool University, Suzhou, China
(1106VK926) 
11:15 a.m.
Invertible Chaotic Extensions of Operators on Hilbert Subspaces.
Gokul R. Kadel*, Cameron University
Kit C. Chan, Bowling Green State University
(1106VK2544) 
11:30 a.m.
Generalized bicircular projections and averages of isometries on Hardy spaces.
Raena B King*, Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN
(1106VK2081)

10:00 a.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting
Room 215, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Retiring Presidential Address
Cantor and Sierpinski, Julia and Fatou: Crazy topology in complex dynamics.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(1106A09) 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Handson Playing Card Construction Workshop
Room 103, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 11:05 a.m.11:55 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
A model of set theory in which every set of reals is universally Baire.
Room 214A, Convention Center
Trevor M. Wilson*, University of California, Irvine
(110603147) 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting
Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
A Statistician's Guide to Becoming Your Body's Expert.
Room 215, Convention Center
Talithia Williams*, Harvey Mudd College
(1106621933) 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part B
Developing departmental selfstudies.
Room 206A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Donna Beers, Simmons College
Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometries Defined by Differential Forms, II
Room 007D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sergey Grigorian, University of TexasPan American grigorians@utpa.edu
Sema Salur, University of Rochester
Albert J Todd, University of California, Riverside

1:00 p.m.
Degeneracy of the Characteristic Variety and Canonical 1forms on Involutive PDEs.
Abraham D. Smith*, Fordham University
(1106581152) 
1:30 p.m.
The symplectic displacement energy.
Peter Spaeth*, GE Global Research
(1106531122) 
2:00 p.m.
Symplectically flat vector distributions and their symmetries.
Igor Zelenko*, Texas A&M University
(1106532671) 
3:00 p.m.
SpaceTime FiniteElement Exterior Calculus and Variational Discretizations of Gauge Field Theories.
Melvin Leok*, University of California, San Diego
Joe Salamon, University of California, San Diego
John Moody, University of California, San Diego
(1106651393) 
4:00 p.m.
Heterotic String Solutions with nonconstant dilaton.
Marisa Fernández, Universidad del País Vasco
Stefan Ivanov, University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ohridski"
Luis Ugarte, Universidad de Zaragoza
Dimiter Vassilev*, University of New Mexico
(110653941) 
5:00 p.m.
Calculus on a Symplectic Reduced Space.
Jordan Watts*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1106511790) 
5:30 p.m.
Eigenvalues of moving domains in Riemannian manifolds of nonpositive curvature.
Jesse Ratzkin*, University of Cape Town
Tom Carroll, University College Cork
(1106351149)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geosystems Mathematics, II
Room 008B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslautern
Volker Michel, University of Siegen
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida zuhair.nashed@ucf.edu

1:00 p.m.
Geosystem Mathematics: Its Role, Its Aim, and Its Potential.
Willi Freeden*, University of Kaiserslautern
(1106001306) 
2:00 p.m.
Multiscale model reduction for subsurface applications.
Yalchin Efendiev*, Texas A&M University & KAUST
(1106652248) 
2:30 p.m.
Multiscale model reduction using Discontinuous Generalized Multiscale Finite Element Methods.
Wing Tat Leung*, Texas A&M University
Yalchin Efendiev, Texas A&M University
Eric Chung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
(1106651376) 
3:00 p.m.
Methods of Fundamental Solutions in Poroelasticity.
Matthias Augustin*, University of Kaiserslautern
(110674853) 
3:30 p.m.
Modeling of Forest Fire Spreading with Radial Basis Functions.
Sarah Maria Eberle*, Geomathematics Group, University of Kaiserslautern
Willi Freeden, Geomathematics Group, University of Kaiserslautern
Ulrich Matthes, RhinelandPalatinate Centre of Excellence for Climate Change Impacts
(1106801150) 
4:00 p.m.
Parameter Choices for Fast Multipole Accelerated Spline Approximation.
Martin Gutting*, Geomathematics Group/University of Siegen
(1106651155) 
4:30 p.m.
Fast algorithms and software for low rank matrix approximation with applications to geotomographical inverse problems.
Sergey Voronin*, University of Colorado Boulder
Gunnar Martinsson, University of Colorado Boulder
(1106651584) 
5:00 p.m.
Fullwaveform adjoint tomography based on wavelet multiscale analysis.
Yanhua O. Yuan*, Princeton University
Frederik J Simons, Princeton University
Ebru Bozdağ, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
(1106862049) 
5:30 p.m.
Interpolating techniques and nonparametric regression methods applied to geophysical and financial data analysis.
Kanadpriya Basu*, The University of Texas at El Paso
Maria Christina Mariani, The University of Texas at El Paso
(110686592)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Graphs, Matrices, and Related Problems, II
Room 006B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Cheryl Grood, Swarthmore College cgrood1@swarthmore.edu
Thomas Hunter, Swarthmore College
Sharon McCathern, Azusa Pacific University

1:00 p.m.
On a problem of Halmos: unitary equivalence of a matrix to its transpose.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(110615710) 
1:30 p.m.
Finding square patches of invisible lattice points using quasiprime matrices.
aBa Mbirika*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(110611310) 
2:00 p.m.
Graph Theoretic Applications on Fingerprint Analysis.
Joyati Debnath*, Winona State University
(110600617) 
2:30 p.m.
School Choice as a OneSided Matching Problem: Cardinal Utilities and Optimization.
Sinan Aksoy, University of California San Diego
Alexander Adam Azzam, University of California Los Angeles
Chaya Coppersmith, New York City, NY
Julie Glass, California State University East Bay
Gizem Karaali*, Pomona College
Xueying Zhao, Northwestern University
Xinjing Zhu, New York City, NY
(110690344) 
3:00 p.m.
A graphtheoretic proof of Newton's Identities.
Louis Deaett*, Quinnipiac University
Gerard Lisella, Quinnipiac University
(110615775) 
3:30 p.m.
Prime Graph Labelings.
Cayla D McBee*, Providence College
(110605859) 
4:00 p.m.
Classifying coloring graphs.
J. Beier, Earlham College
J. Fierson, La Salle University
R. Haas, Smith College
C. Lienert, Fort Collins College
Heather M. Russell*, Washington College
K. Shavo, Presbyterian College
(110605857) 
4:30 p.m.
Induced Subgraphs of Coloring Graphs.
Kara L Shavo*, Presbyterian College
Heather Russell, Washington College
Ruth Haas, Smith College
Julie Beier, Earlham College
Janet Fierson, La Salle University
Carl Lienert, Fort Lewis College
(110605733) 
5:00 p.m.
Numerical Approximation of Coefficients of Beyl{ĭ} Maps.
Luis A Melara*, Shippensburg University
Edray Goins, Purdue University
Alejandra Alvarado, Eastern Illinois University
Karoline Pershell, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Emille Lawrence, University of San Francisco
Naiomi Cameron, Lewis & Clark College
(110649738) 
5:30 p.m.
The numerical range of a matrix.
Patrick X. Rault*, SUNY Geneseo
Kristin A. Camenga, Houghton College
(1106151881)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part B
Healthcare applications and projects for introductory college mathematics courses.
Room 207A, Convention Center
Presenters:
Theresa Laurent, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on HeavyTailed Distributions and Processes, II
Room 001B, Convention Center
Organizers:
U. Tuncay Alparslan, American University
John P. Nolan, American University jpnolan@american.edu

1:00 p.m.
Random dispersion coefficients and Tsallis entropy.
Daniel O'Malley*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Velimir V Vesselinov, Los Alamos National Laboratory
John H Cushman, Purdue University
(110660751) 
1:30 p.m.
Upper bounds on ValueatRisk for the maximum portfolio loss.
Robert Alohimakalani Yuen*, University of Michigan
Stilian A Stoev, University of Michigan
(110660907) 
2:00 p.m.
SemiMarkov approach to continuous time random walk limit processes.
Mark M Meerschaert*, Michigan State University
Peter Straka, University of New South Wales
(1106602025) 
2:30 p.m.
Tauberian Theory for Multivariate Regularly Varying Distributions with Application to Preferential Attachment Networks.
Sidney I Resnick*, Cornell University,
(1106601627) 
3:00 p.m.
Simulation of stochastic differential equations driven by pure jump Levy processes with infinite jump activity.
Ernest Jum*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jan Rosinski, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1106601899) 
3:30 p.m.
On Uniform Comparison of Tail Probabilities of a certain class of Banach Valued Random Vectors.
Balram Rajput*, University of Tennessee
(1106601923) 
4:00 p.m.
Ruin in stationary stable environments: Beyond the univariate model.
Ugur Tuncay Alparslan*, American University
(1106601169) 
4:30 p.m.
Traveling fronts to reaction diffusion equations with fractional Laplacian.
Tingting Huan*, College of the Holy Cross
Changfeng Gui, University of Connecticut
(1106352933)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory, II
Room 006D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Tim Cochran, Rice University cochran@rice.edu
Shelly Harvey, Rice University

1:00 p.m.
Sums of knots, and the colored Jones polynomial.
Oliver Dasbach*, Louisiana State University
Mustafa Hajij, Louisiana State University
(1106571092) 
1:30 p.m.
Homology threespheres and surgery obstructions.
Jennifer Hom, Columbia University
Cagri Karakurt, Boğaziçi University
Tye Lidman*, University of Texas at Austin
(110657798) 
2:00 p.m.
Invariants of random Chebyshev billiard table diagrams.
Moshe Cohen*, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
(1106571126) 
2:30 p.m.
Unknotting number one thetacurves and DNA replication.
Dorothy Buck, Imperial College London
Danielle O'Donnol*, Oklahoma State University
(1106571518) 
3:00 p.m.
The SL$(2,\mathbb C)$ Casson knot invariant and the $\widehat{A}$polynomial.
Hans U. Boden, McMaster University
Cynthia L. Curtis*, The College of New Jersey
(110657369) 
3:30 p.m.
Oriented matroids and straightedge embeddings of graphs.
Elena Pavelescu*, Oklahoma State University
Ramin Naimi, Occidental College
(110657957) 
4:00 p.m.
The reduced knot Floer complex.
David Krcatovich*, Rice University
(1106571238) 
4:30 p.m.
Montesinos knots, Hopf plumbings, and Lspace surgeries.
Kenneth L Baker, University of Miami
Allison H Moore*, Rice University
(1106571457) 
5:00 p.m.
A refinement of the OzsváthSzabó contact invariant.
John A Baldwin, Boston College
David Shea VelaVick*, Louisiana State University
(1106571115) 
5:30 p.m.
On the functoriality of KhovanovFloer theories.
John A Baldwin*, Boston College
Matt Hedden, Michigan State University
Andrew Lobb, Durham University
(1106571164)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Positivity and Matrix Inequalities, II
Room 006A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Dominique Guillot, Stanford University dguillot@stanford.edu
Apoorva Khare, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University

1:00 p.m.
Eventual properties related to positivity.
Leslie Hogben*, American Institute of Mathematics and Iowa State University
(110615767) 
2:00 p.m.
Principal rank characteristic sequences.
Wayne Barrett, Brigham Young University
Steve Butler, Iowa State University
Minerva Catral*, Xavier University
Shaun Fallat, University of Regina
Tracy Hall, Brigham Young University
Leslie Hogben, American Institute of Mathematics and Iowa State University
Pauline van den Driessche, University of Victoria
Michael Young, Iowa State University
(1106151663) 
2:30 p.m.
Entrywise functions preserving positivity for rankconstrained matrices.
Dominique Guillot*, Stanford University
Apoorva Khare, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University
(1106262009) 
3:00 p.m.
Sparse positive definite matrices, graphs, and absolutely monotonic functions.
Dominique Guillot, Stanford University
Apoorva Khare*, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University
(1106262012) 
3:30 p.m.
The minimum rank of symmetric zerodiagonal matrices associated with a graph.
Cheryl Grood, Swarthmore College
Johannes Harmse, Azusa Pacific University
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
Thomas J. Hunter, Swarthmore College
Bonnie Jacob, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrew Klimas, Xavier University of Louisiana
Sharon McCathern*, Azusa Pacific University
(1106151246) 
4:00 p.m.
The minimum Kemeny constant problem.
Mary Allison, University of Wyoming
Bryan L Shader*, University of Wyoming
(1106052808) 
5:00 p.m.
On Products and Functions of Totally Positive Matrices.
Shaun M Fallat*, University of Regina
Mahmoud Manjegani, Isfahan University of Technology
(1106151171)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Progress in Multivariable Operator Theory, II
Room 001A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ronald G. Douglas, Texas A&M University
Constanze Liaw, Baylor University Constanze_Liaw@Baylor.edu

1:00 p.m.
Concrete de BrangesRovnyak spaces.
William T Ross*, University of Richmond
(110647288) 
1:30 p.m.
"Isoperimetric Sandwiches" in FunctionTheoretic Operator Theory.
Dima Khavinson*, University of South Florida
(110630184) 
2:00 p.m.
Function theory in Hilbert spaces with generalized frames.
Mishko Mitkovski*, Clemson University
(110646910) 
2:30 p.m.
Perturbation of operator functions.
Anna Skripka*, University of New Mexico
(110647812) 
3:00 p.m.
Essential norm estimates for Hankel operators on convex domains in $\mathbb{C}^2$.
Zeljko Cuckovic*, University of Toledo, Ohio
Sonmez Sahutoglu, University of Toledo, Ohio
(110647447) 
3:30 p.m.
Dilating tuples of selfadjoint matrices to commuting tuples of selfadjoint operators.
J William Helton, University of California, San Diego
Igor Klep, University of Auckland
Scott McCullough*, University of Florida
Markus Schweighofer, University of Konstanz
(110647879) 
4:00 p.m.
Extremal Domains for SelfCommutators in the Bergman Space.
Matthew Fleeman*, University of South Florida
Dmitry Khavinson, University of South Florida
(110647819) 
4:30 p.m.
NevanlinnaPick interpolation for generalized Schurclass functions: a survey of recent developments.
Joseph A. Ball*, Virginia Tech
(110647788) 
5:00 p.m.
Complete Pick kernels: the noncommutative setting.
G. Marx*, Virginia Tech
A. J. Ball, Virginia Tech
V. Vinnikov, BenGurion University of the Negev
(110647797) 
5:30 p.m.
Hankel Forms on the DruryArveson Space.
James Sunkes*, University of Tennessee  Knoxville
(110632977)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part B
Public and privatekey cryptography.
Room 206B, Convention Center
Presenters:
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University
Jeff Ehme, Spelman College 
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Markov Chains, Quantum Walks, and Related Topics, II
Room 006C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Chaobin Liu, Bowie State University cliu@bowiestate.edu
Takuya Machida, University of California, Berkeley
Salvador E. VenegasAndraca, Tecnologicó de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México
Nelson Petulante, Bowie State University

1:00 p.m.
A note on the discretetime evolutions of quantum walk on a graph.
Norio Konno, Yokohama National University
Yusuke Higuchi, Showa University
Iwao Sato*, Oyama National College of Technology
Etsuo Segawa, Tohoku University
(1106811331) 
1:30 p.m.
Model checking quantum Markov chains.
Yuan Feng*, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Nengkun Yu, Tsinghua University, China
Mingsheng Ying, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
(1106681720) 
2:00 p.m.
Return properties for Quantum walks.
F . Alberto Grünbaum*, UC Berkeley
(1106811325) 
2:30 p.m.
Quantum walkbased associative memories.
Salvador Elias VenegasAndraca*, Escuela de Ciencias e Ingenieria, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Marco Lanzagorta, US Naval Research Laboratory
(1106681835) 
3:00 p.m.
Rényi entropy for discretetime quantum walks on the line.
Yusuke Ide*, Kanagawa university
(1106812176) 
3:30 p.m.
Disorder and noise as passage for interplay between localization and diffusion of quantum walk.
Chandrashekar Channipura Madaiah*, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
(1106812230) 
4:00 p.m.
Powers of certain quantum walks.
Tatsuya Tate*, Tohoku University
(1106462146) 
4:30 p.m.
On quantum walks driven by chaotic dynamical system.
Takao Namiki*, Hokkaido University
(1106371544) 
5:00 p.m.
A quantum algorithm for uniform sampling of models of propositional logic based on noncommutative probability.
Radhakrishnan Balu*, Computer Information Sciences Directorate, U.S Army Research Lab, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Dale Shires, Computer Information Sciences Directorate, U.S Army Research Lab, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Raju Namburu, Computer Information Sciences Directorate, U.S Army Research Lab, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
(110668371)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Recent Developments in Algebraic Number Theory, II
Room 007B, Convention Center
Organizers:
WenChing Winnie Li, Pennsylvania State University wli@math.psu.edu
Tong Liu, Purdue University
Ling Long, Iowa State University and Louisiana State University

1:00 p.m.
An HNtheory for Kisin modules.
Brandon Levin*, University of Chicago
(1106111061) 
1:30 p.m.
Bad reduction of genus 3 curves with complex multiplication.
Irene Bouw, Universitaet Ulm
Jenny Cooley, University of Warwick
Kristin E. Lauter*, Microsoft Research
Elisa Lorenzo Garcia, UPC Barcelona
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii
Rachel Newton, University of Leiden
Ekin Ozman, University of Texas Austin
(1106111017) 
2:00 p.m.
Étale $\pi_1$ obstructions to rational points on Fermat curves.
Kirsten Graham Wickelgren*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(110611840) 
2:30 p.m.
An algebrogeometric theory of vectorvalued modular forms of halfintegral weight attached to Weil representations.
Luca Candelori*, Louisiana State University
(110611839) 
3:00 p.m.
Counting Square Discriminants.
Thomas Hulse, Queen's University
Mehmet Kiral, Texas A&M
Chan Ieong Kuan, University of Maine
LiMei Lim*, Bard College at Simon's Rock
(110611727) 
3:30 p.m.
Eulerian multizeta values over function fields.
ChiehYu Chang, National Tsing Hua University
Matthew A. Papanikolas*, Texas A&M University
Jing Yu, National Taiwan University
(110611561) 
4:00 p.m.
Weierstrass mock modular forms and elliptic curves.
Michael J. Griffin*, Emory University
Claudia Alfes, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Ken Ono, Emory University
Larry Rolen, University of Cologne
(110611487) 
4:30 p.m.
Arithmetic Progressions on Curves.
Edray Herber Goins*, Purdue University
Alejandra Alvarado, Eastern Illinois University
(110611445) 
5:00 p.m.
The reductions of finite subgroups of CM abelian varieties.
Taisong Jing*, Pennsylvania State University
(110611403) 
5:30 p.m.
Almost generic pdivisibility bound.
Hui June Zhu*, State University of New York at Buffalo
(110611252)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in PostBaccalaureate Programs, IV
Room 004, Convention Center
Organizers:
Darren A Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Jobby Jacob, Rochester Institute of Technology
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Descent for ring spectra and applications.
Akhil Mathew*, University of California Berkeley
(1106142924) 
1:30 p.m.
The average elliptic curve has few integral points.
Levent Alpoge*, Harvard University
(1106112291) 
2:00 p.m.
Hölder estimates for CauchyType Integrals in several variables.
Evan Castle, University of Kentucky
Debraj Chakrabarti, Central Michigan University
David Gunderman*, Wabash College
Ellen Lehet, SUNY Potsdam
(110632188) 
2:30 p.m.
Optimal Pebbling on Grids.
Chenxiao Xue*, Davidson College
Carl Yerger, Davidson College
(110605223) 
3:00 p.m.
A New Look at Apollonian Circle Packings.
Isabel Corona, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Carolynn Johnson, Middlebury College
Lon Mitchell, AMS Math Reviews
Dylan O'Connell*, Haverford College
(110651287) 
3:30 p.m.
Quantum Walks on Graphs.
Rachael C. Alvir*, St. John's College, Santa Fe
Sophia Dever, University of Texas, Austin
(110681290) 
4:00 p.m.
Combinatorics of $k$Interval Cospeciation for Cophylogeny.
Jane Ivy Coons*, State University of New York at Geneseo
Joseph Rusinko, Winthrop University
(110692387) 
4:30 p.m.
The ramification group filtration on certain function field extensions.
Qingquan Wu*, Texas A&M International University
(110611392)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Studies in Interconnections among Parameters in Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Discrete Geometry, II
Room 008A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Cong X. Kang, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Eunjeong Yi, Texas A&M University at Galveston yie@tamug.edu

1:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On the power domination problem in graphs.
Daniela Ferrero*, Texas State University
(1106051028) 
1:30 p.m.
Paths in Hamiltonian graphs.
Futaba Fujie*, Nagoya University
(1106051672) 
2:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Extension.
Ping Zhang*, Western Michigan University
(110605615) 
2:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Destroying Cycles in mfree Circular Interval Digraphs.
Jian Shen*, Texas State University
(1106052529) 
3:00 p.m.
Accessibility numbers in the sandpile monoid of a directed graph.
Luis David GarciaPuente*, Sam Houston State University
Elizabeth Herman, Marian University
Amadeus Martin, University of California Santa Cruz
Bryan Oakley, University of Georgia
(110605545) 
3:30 p.m.
Commuting tropical variety.
Ralph Morrison, University of California, Berkeley
Ngoc Mai Tran*, University of Texas, Austin
(110605837) 
4:00 p.m.
Using Parameters from Graph Theory to Bound Algebraic and Geometric Invariants of Edge Ideals.
Susan E. Morey*, Texas State University
(110613986) 
4:30 p.m.
Minimal Morse functions via the heat equation.
Carlos Alberto Cadavid*, Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia
Juan Diego Velez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín
Jean Carlos Cortissoz, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá
(110653309) 
5:00 p.m.
Graph rankings based on $l_p$ norms.
Bonnie C. Jacob, National Technical Institute for Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology
Jobby Jacob*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1106051349) 
5:30 p.m.
Another Look at Ramsey Numbers.
Daniel Paul Johnston*, Western Michigan University
(110605618)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Successes and Challenges in Teaching Mathematics
Room 007A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Ellina Grigorieva, Texas Woman's University egrigorieva@twu.edu
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University

1:00 p.m.
Warmups and games as tools for better understanding mathematical subjects.
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
(110697240) 
1:30 p.m.
Scientific Teaching/Active Learning in STEM Classrooms: Context, Challenges and Application.
Najat Ziyadi*, Morgan State University
Shahpour Ahmadi, Morgan State University
(1106971142) 
2:00 p.m.
Teaching Solving Complex Problems and Preparing Math Olympiad Winners.
Ellina Grigorieva*, Texas Woman's University
(110697372) 
2:30 p.m.
Some observations on teaching algebraic geometry for undergraduates.
J. Maurice Rojas*, Texas A&M University
(1106972735) 
3:00 p.m.
Breaking the Mind Forged Manacles in Mathematics.
Rhonda D Ellis*, Norfolk State University
(1106972783) 
3:30 p.m.
Teaching mathematics to computer science students.
Sergey Bereg*, Uuniversity of Texas at Dallas
(1106972213) 
4:00 p.m.
Successes and Challenges in Teaching UniversityLevel Mathematics.
Junalyn NavarraMadsen*, Texas Woman's University
(110697550) 
4:30 p.m.
Creating Student Engagement.
James R. Valles, Jr.*, Prairie View A&M University
(1106972171) 
5:00 p.m.
A successful new educational program in Mathematics for STEMC.
Andrew Bucki*, Department of Mathematics, Langston University
Abebaw Tadesse, Department of Mathematics, Langston University
(110697233) 
5:30 p.m.
Challenges and Successes in Teaching Developmental Math Courses at HBCUs.
Qingxia Li*, Fisk University
(1106972302)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Syzygies, II
Room 007C, Convention Center
Organizers:
Giulio Caviglia, Purdue University
Jason McCullough, Rider University
Irena Peeva, Cornell University irena@math.cornell.edu

1:00 p.m.
Operators on resolutions over complete intersections.
David Eisenbud*, MSRI and UC Berkeley
(1106131535) 
1:30 p.m.
Using syzygies to test containments between symbolic and ordinary powers for some ideals of points.
Alexandra Seceleanu*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106131565) 
2:00 p.m.
Bounding projective dimension via domination parameters.
Hailong Dao*, University of Kansas
Jay Schweig, Oklahoma State University
(1106131540) 
2:30 p.m.
On the Koszulness of multiRees Algebras of certain strongly stable ideals.
Gabriel E Sosa*, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
(110613883) 
3:00 p.m.
Free complexes on smooth toric varieties.
Christine Berkesch Zamaere*, University of Minnesota
Daniel Erman, University of Wisconsin
Gregory G. Smith, Queen's University
(1106131935) 
3:30 p.m.
Title:Linear Resolutions Of Monomial Ideals Related To Graphs.
Arindam Banerjee*, University of Virginia
(1106131239) 
4:00 p.m.
Generalized edge and cover ideals.
Jennifer Biermann*, Mount Holyoke College
Adam Van Tuyl, Lakhead University
(1106132910) 
4:30 p.m.
Understanding Auslander's Theorem for noncommutative algebras.
W. Frank Moore*, Wake Forest University
Andrew Conner, St. Mary's University
Jason Gaddis, Wake Forest University
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
(1106161658) 
5:00 p.m.
How many invariants are needed to separate orbits?
Emilie Dufresne, Durham University
Jack Jeffries*, University of Utah
(1106132323) 
5:30 p.m.
On a family of equivariant resolutions.
Federico Galetto*, Queen's University
(1106131487)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Scottish Book, II
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Krystyna Kuperberg, Auburn University
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas mauldin@unt.edu
Jan Mycielski, University of Colorado

1:00 p.m.
Series in Banach Spaces.
Joe Diestel*, Kent State University
(1106011077) 
2:00 p.m.
The floating body problem and a homological characterisation of convexity.
Luis Montejano*, National Autonomous University of Mexico
(1106521466) 
3:00 p.m.
Fixedpoint problems from the Scottish Book.
Krystyna Kuperberg*, Auburn University
(1106581650) 
4:00 p.m.
Knotted Field Lines and ComputerAssisted Proof.
Gregory T Minton*, CCR
(1106652198) 
5:00 p.m.
Lwów of the West: A Brief History of Wrocław's New Scottish Book.
Piotr Biler, University of Wrocław
Paweł Krupski, University of Wrocław
Grzegorz Plebanek, University of Wrocław
Wojbor A. Woyczyński*, Case Western Reserve University
(1106011156)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Measures of Complexity: Inverse Limits, Entropy, and Structure of Attractors, II
Room 003, Convention Center
Organizers:
Loribeth M. Alvin, University of Denver
Jan P. Boroński, National Supercomputing Centre IT4Innovations, Ostrava jan.boronski@osu.cz
James Keesling, University of Florida
Olga Lukina, University of Illinois at Chicago
P. Oprocha, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow

1:00 p.m.
Entropy for Ylike matchbox manifolds.
Steven Hurder*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(110658450) 
2:00 p.m.
Persistent homology as a practical characteristic of scalar valued functions defined on topological spaces.
Pawel Dlotko*, University of Pennsylvania
(110655284) 
2:30 p.m.
Applications of topological group actions on Hilbert space.
Joanna Furno, Wesleyan University
James Keesling*, University of Florida
James Maissen, University of Texas Brownsville
(1106221043) 
3:00 p.m.
A measurepreserving transformation on the $p$adic numbers.
Joanna Furno*, Wesleyan University
(1106371040) 
3:30 p.m.
Quantization dimension estimate for condensation systems of infinite selfsimilar mappings.
Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury*, University of TexasPan American
Nina Snigireva, School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland
(1106281736) 
4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic of the geometric mean error in the quantization of recurrent selfsimilar measures.
Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury, The University of TexasPan American
Nina Snigireva*, University College Dublin
(110637963) 
4:30 p.m.
On intrinsic ergodicity of subordinate and almost specified shift spaces.
Dominik Kwietniak*, Jagiellonian University, Krak{ó}w, Poland
(1106372585) 
5:00 p.m.
Shadowing, $\omega$limit sets and internal chain transitivity.
Jonathan Meddaugh*, Baylor University
Brian Raines, Baylor University
(1106372586) 
5:30 p.m.
Chain Transitivity and Variations of the Shadowing Property.
Will Brian, Tulane
Jonathan Meddaugh, Baylor
Brian E Raines*, Baylor
(1106372580)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on What's New in Group Theory?, II
Room 002, Convention Center
Organizers:
Arturo Magidin, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Elizabeth Wilcox, Oswego State University elizabeth.wilcox@oswego.edu

1:00 p.m.
Capable special $p$groups of rank $2$: Structure results.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, Binghamton University
(110620444) 
1:30 p.m.
Capable special $p$groups of rank $2$: The isomorphism problem.
Robert Fitzgerald Morse*, University of Evansville
(110620442) 
2:00 p.m.
Some important properties of Grigorchuk's group.
Marianna C. Bonanome*, NYCCT, CUNY
Margaret H. Dean, BMCC, CUNY
(110620473) 
2:30 p.m.
Bogomolov multipliers of groups.
Primoz Moravec*, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
(11062073) 
3:00 p.m.
Groups and nonassociative algebra.
Jonathan I Hall*, Michigan State University
(1106201924) 
3:30 p.m.
Automorphic Loops and their Permutation Groups.
Michael Kinyon*, University of Denver
(1106202387) 
4:00 p.m.
Finite Inseparable $p$Groups.
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(11062047) 
4:30 p.m.
Characterizations of Finite Groups with $p$fusion of Squarefree Type.
Matthew D Welz*, University of Wisconsin  Stevens Point
(110620863) 
5:00 p.m.
Recent work and current problems in character degrees.
Mark L. Lewis*, Kent State University
(110620333) 
5:30 p.m.
Modifying and combining endoisomorphisms.
Alexandre Turull*, University of Florida
(1106201684)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, VI
Room 202B, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Enumeration of $2$Polymatroids on up to Seven Elements.
Thomas J. Savitsky*, The George Washington University
(110605138) 
1:15 p.m.
Matroids with many small circuits and many small cocircuits.
Simon D Pfeil*, Louisiana State University
James Oxley, Louisiana State University
Charles Semple, University of Canterbury
Geoff Whittle, Victoria University of Wellington
(1106052245) 
1:30 p.m.
Matroids in which all circuits are large.
Jesse Taylor*, Angelo State University
(1106052342) 
1:45 p.m.
A Converse to Vandehey's Theorem on Simultaneous Core Containment.
Amol Aggarwal*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1106052133) 
2:00 p.m.
Forbidding diamonds in the Boolean lattice.
Lucas Kramer*, Carroll College
Ryan R Martin, Iowa State University
Michael Young, Iowa State University
(1106052502) 
2:15 p.m.
Valid Plane Trees: Combinatorial Models for RNA Structures with WatsonCrick Pairs.
Elizabeth Drellich*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Frances Black, Smith College
Julianna Tymoczko, Smith College
(1106052711) 
2:30 p.m.
Properties of rational numbers on an $m$ary tree.
Timothy B Flowers*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Shannon R Lockard, Bridgewater State University
(1106052475) 
2:45 p.m.
Matrix Scaling: A New Heuristic for the Feedback Vertex Set Problem.
James M Shook*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Isabel Beichl, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(1106052707) 
3:00 p.m.
Break 
3:15 p.m.
Title: Knight Tours on Triangular and Hexagonal Boards.
Allen J. Schwenk*, Western Michigan University
Stan Wagon, Macalester College
(1106051830) 
3:30 p.m.
Combinatorial properties of traces of matrix products.
John R Greene*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(1106052394) 
3:45 p.m.
Hadamard matrices modulo p and small modular Hadamard matrices.
Vivian Kuperberg*, Cornell University
(1106051610) 
4:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On the growth of Stanley sequences.
David Rolnick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Praveen S. Venkataramana*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1106052087) 
4:15 p.m.
Packing Polynomials on Sectors of $\mathbb{R}^2$.
Madeline V Brandt*, Reed College
(110605418) 
4:30 p.m.
Checking Hats with the Lopsided Lovász Local Lemma.
Austin Mohr*, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(110605395)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Discovery and Insight in Mathematics, II
Room 203B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Daniel C. Sloughter, Furman University dan.sloughter@furman.edu
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University

1:00 p.m.
Mathematicians' proof: "The kingdom of math is within you".
Reuben Hersh*, University of New Mexico (emeritus)
(1106C51594) 
1:30 p.m.
Explanatory and Justificatory Proofs.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1106C51714) 
2:00 p.m.
George Polya on methods of discovery in mathematics.
Bonnie Gold*, Monmouth University
(1106C5249) 
2:30 p.m.
Some proofs and discoveries from Euler and Heaviside.
Tom Morley*, Georgia Tech
(1106C52391) 
3:00 p.m.
Intuition: A History.
Kira Hylton Hamman*, Penn State Mont Alto
(1106C52763) 
3:30 p.m.
If you're hoping for discovery, put away the handouts!
Steven R Benson*, Lesley University
(1106C5838)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on FirstYear Calculus: Fresh Approaches for Jaded Students, II
Room 214D, Convention Center
Organizers:
Bob Sachs, George Mason University rsachs@gmu.edu
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University

1:00 p.m.
Integration by Guessing.
Fred Halpern*, Dallas, Texas
(1106D5881) 
1:20 p.m.
Operation Nonabelian Grape: Transforming Calculus I into a Top Secret Mission.
Eric J. Landquist*, Kutztown University
(1106D5912) 
1:40 p.m.
Numerical differentiation and integration in first year Calculus. Examples of computational exercises.
Tiernan R Fogarty*, Oregon Institute of Technology
(1106D51485) 
2:00 p.m.
Making Calculus More Engaging with WeBWorK and Visualization.
Paul E Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1106D52883) 
2:20 p.m.
Using computers to challenge misconceptions of "been there, done that" calculus students.
Rebekah Gilbert*, University of Illinois
(1106D51094) 
2:40 p.m.
Derivatives, Edge Detection, and Image Sharpening.
Yevgeniy V. Galperin*, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1106D52086) 
3:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Using Mathematical Modeling in Calculus.
Debra L Mimbs*, Lee University
(1106D52231) 
3:20 p.m.
Rediscovering the Power and Joy of Calculus with First Year College Students.
Girija S NairHart*, University of Cincinnati Clermont College
(1106D52499) 
3:40 p.m.
Fading the Jade: Using an exam correction/reflection assignment in calculus to promote metacognition and course navigation skills for freshmen who think they know it all but don't... yet.
Jessica M Libertini*, Virginia Military Institute
Caitlin Phifer, Merrimack College
Erica Sevey, Kingston, RI
(1106D52348) 
4:00 p.m.
Calculus comes to lifecreating a visual of your math homework.
Meghan M De Witt*, St Thomas Aquinas College
(1106D52019) 
4:20 p.m.
Finessing Imperfect Calculus Mastery with Embedded Review.
Margaret Nikolov*, United States Naval Academy
Wm. Douglas Withers, United States Naval Academy
(1106D51368) 
4:40 p.m.
AP Calculus: Student preparation for college mathematics.
Stephen Kokoska*, Bloomsburg University
(1106D5888)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Infusing Quantitative Literacy into Mathematics and Nonmathematics Courses, II
Room 212B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Andrew Miller, Belmont University andrew.miller@belmont.edu
Aaron Montgomery, Central Washington University
Gary Franchy, Mott Community College

1:00 p.m.
The Unsuspecting Analyst: Mathematics That Needs No Introduction.
Christopher S Shaw*, Columbia College Chicago
(1106F52559) 
1:20 p.m.
Experimenting with Quantitative Literacy Activities in a ThreeCredit College Success Course.
Chris Oehrlein*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1106F52784) 
1:40 p.m.
Quantway: Using Quantitative Reasoning to Teach Developmental Math to College Students.
Cinnamon Hillyard*, University of Washington Bothell
Milagros Loreto, University of Washington Bothell
(1106F52362) 
2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy for Education Majors.
Cristina Gomez*, Ithaca College
(1106F52290) 
2:20 p.m.
ASPIRE: Quantitative Literacy, Historical, Women's, and Gender Studies Courses at the University of Texas.
Van Herd*, University of Texas at Austin
(1106F52508) 
2:40 p.m.
Introducing Quantitative Literacy in Writing Course using the Ultimatum Game.
Robert G Root*, Lafayette College
(1106F5916) 
3:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Exploring Debt through Spreadsheets, Graphs, and Functions.
Teresa D Magnus*, Rivier University
(1106F52360) 
3:20 p.m.
Quantitative Ethics: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
Victor I Piercey*, Ferris State University
(1106F5358) 
3:40 p.m.
Reacting to the Past in a Mathematics Classroom.
Andrew J Miller*, Belmont University
(1106F52563)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Assessment
Room 204B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
A Clustering Method Based on Adaptive Metaheuristic Algorithm for Teaching Assessment.
Sijie Liu*, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
(1106VA2226) 
1:15 p.m.
Oral and Mastery Based Testing in a Real Analysis Course.
Amanda M. Harsy*, Lewis University
(1106VA1583) 
1:30 p.m.
Break. 
1:45 p.m.
Placement Program Best Practices: Research from University of Colorado Boulder and University of Illinois.
Alison Ahlgren Reddy, University of Illinois
Michael Grant*, University of Colorado Boulder
Marc Harper, Los Angeles, CA
(1106VA992) 
2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning: Developing an Assessment Strategy From a NonExistent State.
Georgianna L Martin*, Hawaii Pacific University
Tara C Davis, Hawaii Pacific University
(1106VA701) 
2:15 p.m.
Use of Course Embedded Assessments to Evaluate Teaching and Student Learning.
Kyle Riley*, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(1106VA551) 
2:30 p.m.
Break. 
2:45 p.m.
The `Choose Your Own Adventure' Grading Scheme.
Ashley S Johnson*, University of North Alabama
(1106VA1862) 
3:00 p.m.
Point Reward System: A Method of Assessment that Accommodates a Diversity of Student Abilities and Interests and Enhances Learning.
Josip Derado*, Kennesaw State University
Mary L Garner, Kennesaw State University
(1106VA820)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Assorted Topics, II
Room 211, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Orbit of the Transformation $T(x,y)=(y+\frac{1}{x},x+\frac{1}{y})$.
Leah E Vaughan*, Washington & Jefferson College
Roman Wong, Washington & Jefferson College
(1106VX1151) 
1:15 p.m.
One Step Apart Integers.
Jenna T Nguyen*, Washington & Jefferson College
Jerald E Hertzog, Washington & Jefferson College
Savanna R Starko, Washington & Jefferson College
(1106VX1230) 
1:30 p.m.
Expected Portion filled by $k$Tiles.
Maxwell Christopher Chomas*, Washington & Jefferson College
Roman Wong, Washington & Jefferson College
Terrence Wong, Carnegie Mellon University
(1106VX1235) 
1:45 p.m.
Broadening Student Groups Through Combinatorial Designs.
Autumn Dailey, Christopher Newport University
Paul M. Wrayno*, Christopher Newport University
(1106VX1623) 
2:00 p.m.
Generalizing CantorSchroederBernstein: Counterexamples in Standard Settings.
Tien Chih*, Newberry College
(1106VX1731) 
2:15 p.m.
(More) Math Mistakes that Make the News.
Heather Ames Lewis*, Nazareth College
(1106VX2052) 
2:30 p.m.
The Fitch Cheney Five Card Trick for Three Cards.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
(1106VX2079) 
2:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: A Visual Exploration of the Power Method.
David A. Huckaby*, Angelo State University
(1106VX2263) 
3:00 p.m.
Basketball Simulation: Applying Data from the 2010 NBA Playoffs.
Juan Mora*, Arizona State University
Armando Salinas, Arizona State University
(1106VX2298) 
3:15 p.m.
On the Number of Representations of a Positive Number as a Finite or Infinite Egyptian Fraction.
Andy Martin*, Kentucky State University
(1106VX2453) 
3:30 p.m.
The abelian sandpile model on fractal graphs.
Samantha K Fairchild*, Houghton College
Rafael Setra, University of Maryland
Robert Strichartz, Cornell University
(1106VX2806)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics
Room 209, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Implicit Priorities of College Freshman.
Tracy Ann Taylor*, Appalachian State University
Holly Cook, NC
Danielle Kane, DePauw University
William C Bauldry, Appalachian State University
(1106VC1343) 
1:15 p.m.
Tour de Math: Teaching Through the Mathematical Culture of France.
Joseph W. Eyles*, Gordon State College
(1106VC2017) 
1:30 p.m.
Math in the City.
Adam H. Fuller, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jeremy Trageser*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1106VC1201) 
1:45 p.m.
Break. 
2:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of Conflict: Using Statistical Tools to Analyze Military Outcomes and Political Claims.
Miriam HarrisBotzum*, Lehigh Carbon Community College
(1106VC2033) 
2:15 p.m.
Quantifying Option Implications.
Michael Bauer, Lafayette REU
Xiaowen Chang, Lafayette REU
Michael Conway*, Lafayette REU
(1106VC367) 
2:30 p.m.
Mentoring Interdisciplinary Research Projects.
Jan Rychtar*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(1106VC253) 
2:45 p.m.
Generalized complex numbers and motion in central force fields.
Horia I. Petrache*, Department of Physics, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
(1106VC2555) 
3:00 p.m.
Topological sensor networks.
Pawel Dlotko*, University of Pennsylvania
(1106VC285) 
3:15 p.m.
Stability Analysis of Inverse Modeling Problems in Chemical Kinetics.
Samuel Olson*, Minot State University
Narayan Thapa, Minot State University
(1106VC2693) 
3:30 p.m.
Using Variants of Dynamic Time Warping to Identify ECG Features in Congenital Heart Disease.
Emily Hendryx*, Rice University
(1106VC2575) 
3:45 p.m.
Combinatorial Rearrangements of Bacterial Genomes via Circular Permutations.
Jennifer F. Vasquez*, The University of Scranton
Michael Allocca, Muhlenberg College
(1106VC2334) 
4:00 p.m.
Latin hypercube sampling and Partial Rank Correlation Coefficient procedure as applied to a mathematical model for wound healing.
Hannah M Pennington*, Western Kentucky University
Nitin A Krishna, University of Chicago
Richard C Schugart, Western Kentucky University
(1106VC1795) 
4:15 p.m.
Network flow as a systems biology approach to understand the DNA repair network in cancer.
G Peng*, MD Anderson Cancer Center
(1106VC1095)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Analysis, II
Room 210A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Systematically evaluating sums using integral transforms, with applications to statistical and quantum physics.
John Joseph Vastola*, University of Central Florida
Costas J Efthimiou, University of Central Florida
(1106VK2602) 
1:15 p.m.
Iterated Remainders in the Alternating Harmonic Series.
George O. Golightly*, Jacksonville, Texas
(1106VK29) 
1:30 p.m.
A table of definite integrals from the marriage of power and Fourier series.
Thomas J. Osler, Rowan University
James Rosado*, Rowan University
(1106VK338) 
1:45 p.m.
Moments of the average of a generalized Ramanujan sum.
Arindam Roy*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Nicolas Robles, University of Zurich
(1106VK2601) 
2:00 p.m.
A variant of Property $(P_{n1})$ on smooth pseudoconvex domains.
Yue Zhang*, University of Arkansas
(1106VK539) 
2:15 p.m.
Strong Stein Neighborhood Bases for Nonsmooth Pseudoconvex Domains.
Chizuko Iwaki*, University of Arkansas
(1106VK1878) 
2:30 p.m.
Roughing It: When Convolution isn't Smooth.
Joshua Kaminsky, Washington State University
Yunfeng Hu*, Washington State University
(1106VK981) 
2:45 p.m.
Circle Packing Random Triangulations.
G Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
Olivia Isabella OrrantiaKotowski*, Texas Tech University
(1106VK1775) 
3:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Composition Operators on Weighted Bergman and $S^{p}$ Spaces.
Waleed K. AlRawashdeh*, Montana Tech
(1106VK1930) 
3:15 p.m.
Functional Dimension of Solution Space of Differential Operators of Constant Strength.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1106VK1170) 
3:30 p.m.
Patterns in Persistence: Persistent Homology of Chaotic Dynamical Systems.
Rachel A. Neville*, Colorado State University
(1106VK2396) 
3:45 p.m.
On A System of Rational Difference Equations with Nonnegative Periodic Coefficients.
Yevgeniy Kostrov, Xavier University of Louisiana
Zachary A. Kudlak*, Monmouth University
(1106VK1212) 
4:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On the vanishing of $L$functions at the central point through the method of Fredholm determinants.
Jesse B Freeman*, Williams College
(1106VK2747) 
4:15 p.m.
Maximum likelihood analysis of transposable element age distributions using a master copy model of evolution.
D Brian Walton*, James Madison University
(1106VK2267) 
4:30 p.m.
A Note on Riesz Means.
Javad Namazi*, FDU
(1106VK1498)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Applied Mathematics,IV
Room 213A, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
A Matlab Toolbox for Darcy Flow Computations.
Farrah SadreMarandi*, Colorado State University
(1106VL2352) 
1:15 p.m.
Biased transport of Brownian particles in a serpentine channel.
Xinli Wang*, University of South Carolina Upstate
German Drazer, Rutgers University
(1106VL1377) 
1:30 p.m.
Fractional Brownian Motion and Hedging with Shortterm Futures Contracts.
Wei Cui*, The University of Alabama
Zhijian Wu, Xi'an JiaotongLiverpool University,P.R.China
(1106VL1912) 
1:45 p.m.
Analysis of an energy localization method used in Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of heteroepitaxial growth.
Kyle Golenbiewski*, University of Tennessee
Tim P. Schulze, University of Tennessee
Peter Smereka, University of Michigan
(1106VL2100) 
2:00 p.m.
On the Quantum Billiard in the Hexagonal Type Areas.
Nino Khatiashvili*, I.Vekua Instititute of Applied Mathematics of Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
(1106VL869) 
2:15 p.m.
Stability for Perturbations of a Steady State at the One Dimensional Case.
Xinyao Yang*, University of Missouri
(1106VL574) 
2:30 p.m.
RankConstrained Optimization: A Riemannian Manifold Approach.
Guifang Zhou*, Florida State University
Kyle A. Gallivan, Florida State University
(1106VL1729) 
2:45 p.m.
Welldefined Lagrangian flows for absolutely continuous curves of probabilities on the real line.
Mohamed H Amsaad*, West Virginia University
(1106VL762) 
3:00 p.m.
Fast and Robust Computation of Laplacian Eigenvalues for Arbitrary Planar Domains.
Lin Zhao*, Dartmouth College
Alex H Barnett, Dartmouth College
(1106VL1885) 
3:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: On node distributions for interpolation and spectral methods.
N. S. Hoang*, University of West Georgia
(1106VL230) 
3:30 p.m.
A Third Type of Exceptional Laguerre Polynomials.
Jessica D. Stewart*, Goucher College
(1106VL2265) 
3:45 p.m.
Landau Damping in Relativistic Plasmas.
Brent Oneil Young*, Benson, NC
(1106VL776)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Graph Theory, III
Room 217B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
Motifbased clustering of directed networks
Thomas P. Reith*, Davidson College
Laurie J. Heyer, Davidson College
(1106VN2187) 
1:15 p.m.
Modulus of families of walks on graphs.
Max L. Goering*, Kansas State University
(1106VN2195) 
1:30 p.m.
Connected Matchings in Chordal Bipartite Graphs.
Susan C. White*, Bellarmine University
Adam S. Jobson, University of Louisville
André E. Kézdy, University of Louisville
(1106VN2277) 
1:45 p.m.
The domination number and the independent domination number for a bipartite graph.
Misa Nakanishi*, Keio University
(1106VN2303) 
2:00 p.m.
Forbidden Subgraphs of Competition Graphs on Doubly Partial Orders.
Aquia Richburg*, Morehouse College
Shannon Jordan, Morgan State University
Roger Licairac, Rutgers University
Eugene Fiorini, DIMACSRutgers University
(1106VN2445) 
2:15 p.m.
Edgeconnectivity in regular multigraphs from eigenvalues.
Suil O*, Georgia State University
(1106VN2460) 
2:30 p.m.
Applications of ordinary voltage graph theory to graph embeddability, parts 1 and 2.
Steven Schluchter*, George Mason University
(1106VN2463) 
2:45 p.m.
Coloring Around Faces to Count Daisies.
Oscar Levin, University of Northern Colorado
Catrina Myrant*, University of Northern Colorado
(1106VN2492) 
3:00 p.m.
The Maximum Weighted Co2Plex Problem in a ${$Claw, Bull$}$Free Graph.
Cynthia I Wood*, Rice University
(1106VN2565) 
3:15 p.m.
Controlling Domination in Infinite Graphs.
Matthew Jura, Manhattan College
Oscar Levin*, University of Northern Colorado
Tyler Markkanen, Springfield College
(1106VN2579) 
3:30 p.m.
Enumeration of Solutions to a Paper Cutting and Folding Problem by Martin Gardner.
Jill Bigley Dunham*, Irvine, CA
Gwyneth R Whieldon, Hood College
(1106VN2620) 
3:45 p.m.
Maximum number of edges in digraphs with specified weak diameter.
Zoltan Furedi, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Sogol Jahanbekam*, University of Colorado Denver
(1106VN2661) 
4:00 p.m.
Graph Cards.
James Abello, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
David DeSimone*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Mika Sumida, Boston, Massachusetts
(1106VN2684) 
4:15 p.m.
On $(t,r)$ Broadcast Domination Numbers of Grids.
David Blessing*, Florida Atlantic University
Katie Johnson, Florida Gulf Coast University
Erik Insko, Florida Gulf Coast University
Christie Mauretour, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1106VN2761) 
4:30 p.m.
Coloring graphs and rainbow connection.
Janet Fierson*, La Salle University
(1106VN2767)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.1:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Number Theory, III
Room 210B, Convention Center
Organizers:
Kristen Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College Kristi.Meyer@wlc.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania kjpres@ship.edu

1:00 p.m.
The Emergence of 4cycles Over Extended Integers.
Jasmine Powell*, Northwestern University
Andrew Best, Williams College
Patrick Dynes, Clemson University
Steven Miller, Williams College
Benjamin Weiss, University of Maine
(1106VQ675) 
1:15 p.m.
Toward Combinatorial Proofs of the SatoTate Law and The Weil Bound For Kloosterman Sums.
Xixi Edelsbrunner*, Williams College
Stephan Garcia, Pomona College
Kimsy Tor, Manhattan College
Karl Winsor, University of Michigan
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(1106VQ2164) 
1:30 p.m.
Benfordness of Zeckendorf Decomposition.
Andrew Best, Williams College
Patrick Dynes, Clemson University
Xixi Edelsbrunner, Williams College
Brian McDonald*, University of Rochester
Steven J. Miller, Williams College
Kimsy Tor, Manhattan College
Caroline TurnageButterbaugh, North Dakota State University
Madeleine Weinstein, Harvey Mudd College
(1106VQ2675) 
1:45 p.m.
Ramsey Theory Over Imaginary Quadratic Number Fields.
Andrew Best, Williams College
Karen Huan, Williams College
Nathan McNew, Dartmouth College
Steven J. Miller, Williams College
Jasmine Powell, Northwestern University
Kimsy Tor*, Manhattan College
Madeleine Weinstein, Harvey Mudd College
(1106VQ2161)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 208, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Uniqueness and dependence of positive solutions. Positive radially symmetric solution for a system of quasilinear biharmonic equations in the plane.
F B Petronella*, Baylor University
Robert DeYeso, University of Tennessee at Martin
Joshua Barrow, Southern Adventist University
Lingju Kong, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(1106351916) 
1:15 p.m.
Classification of Solutions to a Critically Nonlinear System of Elliptic Equations on Euclidean HalfSpace.
Mathew Gluck*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(1106351704) 
1:30 p.m.
Boundary droplet formation in a binary inhibitory system.
David S Shoup*, The George Washington University
(1106351596) 
1:45 p.m.
Modeling the 2d surface quasigeostrophic equations from the Euler equations.
Ramjee Sharma*, DeVry University
(1106352621) 
2:00 p.m.
Singularities of wave equations with quadratic nonlinearities.
Sam J Stewart*, Lewis and Clark College
(110635577) 
2:15 p.m.
Break. 
2:30 p.m.
Phase Transition analysis of RD/RDA systems.
Masoud Yari*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1106351808) 
2:45 p.m.
Traveling wave solutions to the combustion and the generalized FisherKPP models with fractional Laplacians.
Changfeng Gui, NSF
Tingting Huan*, University of British Columbia
(110635311) 
3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Behavior of Travelling Wave Solutions to ReactionDiffusion Equations.
Malley M Nason*, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
(110635695) 
3:15 p.m.
Semilinear KleinGordon equation in FLRW spacetimes.
Anahit Galstyan*, University of TexasPan American
(1106352076) 
3:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: The HybridBremmer Series Method for an Inverse Scattering Problem: Convergence, Stability, and Error Characterization.
Robert Neill Staniunas*, James Madison University
Zev Woodstock, James Madison University
(110635745) 
3:45 p.m.
Break. 
4:00 p.m.
Propagation in a nonlocal reaction diffusion equation with spatial and genetic trait structure.
Henri Berestycki, EHESS, France
Tianling Jin*, University of Chicago
Luis Silvestre, University of Chicago
(1106352815) 
4:15 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Slow coarsening in the AllenCahn model.
Dmitry Glotov*, Auburn University
Nan Jiang, Auburn University
(1106352682) 
4:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Nonlinear Geometric Optics for Reflecting and Evanescent Pulses.
Colton James Willig*, University of North Carolina
(1106352573) 
4:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Symmetry Properties of Solution of a System of Elliptic PDEs arising from a Tumor Model.
Henok Mawi*, Howard University
(1106352458) 
5:00 p.m.
Finite difference approximations for measurevalued solutions of a hierarchically sizestructured population model.
Vinodh Kumar Chellamuthu*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kazufumi Ito, North Carolina State University
(1106351534) 
5:15 p.m.
Comparison of Numerical Procedures in Water Pollutant Transport Modeling.
Suzannah G. Miller*, Minot State University
Narayan Thapa, Minot State University
(1106351737) 
5:30 p.m.
Parameter estimation in a sizestructured population model with distributed states in the recruitment.
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Xinyu Li, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Baoling Ma*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1106352069) 
5:45 p.m.
On the American OptionPricing Model with a Uncertain Volatility.
HongMing Yin, Washington State University
Wen Wang*, Washington State University
(110635504)

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, II
Room 203A, Convention Center

1:00 p.m.
Monty Hall Returns: Analyzing Cognitive Probabilistic Models.
Brian Christopher Kirk*, Adelphi University
Salvatore P. Giunta, Adelphi University
(1106601821) 
1:15 p.m.
An M/G/1 system with delayed feedback times and vacations.
George Mytalas*, NJIT
(1106602549) 
1:30 p.m.
MeanVariance Type Controls Involving a Hidden Markov Chain: Models and Numerical Approximation.
Zhixin Yang*

1:00 p.m.