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Joint Mathematics Meetings
Hyatt Regency Atlanta and Marriott Atlanta Marquis, Atlanta, GA
January 47, 2017 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1125
Associate secretaries:
Brian D Boe, AMS brian@math.uga.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Statistics (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)

Thursday January 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Statistics (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), I
Inman, Conference Level, Hyatt Regency
Organizers:
Mateja Raic, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nathaniel Bushnek, University of Alaska, Anchorage nbushek@uaa.alaska.edu
Daniel Irving Bernstein, North Carolina State University

8:00 a.m.
Introduction to Algebraic Statistics.
Seth Sullivant*, North Carolina State University
(1125621027)

9:00 a.m.
Exact goodnessoffit tests for Stochastic Block Models.
Nikita Alexeev, The George Washington University
Vishesh Karwa*, Harvard University
Debdeep Pati, Florida State University
Sonja Petrović, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Mateja Raič, University of Illinois, Chicago
Liam Solus, Institute of Science and Technology Austria and MIT
Dane Wilburne, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Robert Williams, Texas A & M University
Bowei Yan, The University of Texas at Austin
(1125621717)

9:30 a.m.
On consistency guarantees for DAG model selection.
Liam Solus*, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
(1125051300)

10:00 a.m.
Means and a Central Limit Theorem in tree space.
Megan Owen*, Lehman College, CUNY
(1125621915)

10:30 a.m.
Finite phylogenetic complexity and combinatorics of tables.
Emanuele Ventura*, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University
(112562477)

11:00 a.m.
When is it surprising that all gene trees are unique? An application of the generalized birthday problem.
Ruth Davidson*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
James H. Degnan, University of New Mexico
(1125921348)

11:30 a.m.
Chordal networks of polynomial ideals.
Diego Cifuentes*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pablo A Parrilo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(112568396)

Thursday January 5, 2017, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Statistics (a Mathematics Research Communities Session), II
Inman, Conference Level, Hyatt Regency
Organizers:
Mateja Raic, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nathaniel Bushnek, University of Alaska, Anchorage nbushek@uaa.alaska.edu
Daniel Irving Bernstein, North Carolina State University

1:00 p.m.
Identifiability of species trees from gene tree clades and splits.
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska Fairbanks
James H. Degnan, University of New Mexico
John A. Rhodes*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1125621343)

1:30 p.m.
Maximum likelihood geometry for groupbased phylogenetic models.
Kaie Kubjas*, Aalto University
Dimitra Kosta, University of Edinburgh
(1125621765)

2:00 p.m.
Maximum Likelihood Degree of Toric Varieties and Discriminants.
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University Mathematics Department
Carlos Amendola, Technische Universitaet, Berlin
Nathan Bliss, University of Illinois at Chicago
Isaac Burke, National University of Ireland, Galway
Courtney Gibbons, Hamilton College
Martin Helmer, University of California, Berkeley
Evan Nash, Ohio State University
Jose Rodriguez, University of Chicago
Daniel Smolkin, University of Utah
(1125142238)

2:30 p.m.
Topological Invariants and the Maximum Likelihood Degree of a Toric Variety.
Martin Helmer*, University of California, Berkeley
Jose Israel Rodriguez, University of Chicago
Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University
(1125142021)

3:00 p.m.
Maximum Likelihood Estimate Homotopy Tracking for Twisted Toric Models.
Carlos Amendola*, Technical University, Berlin
(1125621739)

3:30 p.m.
Convexity in treespaces.
Bo Lin, University of California, Berkeley
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
XIaoxian Tang, University of Bremen
Ruriko Yoshida*, University of Kentucky
(11250558)