Program Changes
The following are changes made to the program since the program booklet was printed. This list will be updated daily throughout the meeting.
Wednesday, January 15
Changes Other Than Cancellations

Panelist Change: TaiDanae Bradley, The Graduate Center, CUNY, will no longer appear as a panelist on the MAA Panel: Leveraging Social Media for the Greater Good of Mathematics at 2:15 p.m.
Cancellations
 Frederick M Butler, Mentoring Students Through Research Projects. MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mentoring and Assessment at 2:45 p.m.
 Tepper L Gill, New Approach to Operator theory which contradicts the Enflo Conclusion. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Functional Analysis, Operator Theory and Operator Algebras, II at 3:15 p.m.
 Aviva Halani, Collaborative Writing as Assessment in an Abstract Algebra Course. MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Inquiry Based Learning and Teaching, I at 8:40 a.m.
 Chartese Darnel Jones, NonLocal Blockwise Implementation Method with Selective Features for Speckle Image Denoising. AMS Special Session on If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, I at 9:00 a.m.
 Masoud Khalkhali, From random spectral triples to spectral curves and topological recursion.AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Geometry and Applications, II at 2:15 p.m.
 Dohyun Kwon, Nonlinear diffusion equations with discontinuous nonlinearities, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II at 4:45 p.m.
 Perry Y.C. Lee, College Algebra Classrooms  Assessment Study and the Challenges Ahead., MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mentoring and Assessment, at 4:00 p.m.
 Shay Allen Logan, Hyperdoctrines in Relevant Logic, AMS Contributed Paper Session on General Topics at 4:30 p.m.
 Peter Y Pang, Global existence of a twodimensional chemotaxishaptotaxis model with remodeling of nondiffusible attractant. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I at 8:00 a.m.
 Yuliang Wang, RNN and NMF Chatbot: Combining two machinelearning techniques to create a dynamic, topicaware chatbot. AMS Contributed Paper Session on General Topics at 3:30 p.m.
 Leslie C Wilson, Algebraic approximation of analytic and semianalytic sets, AMS Special Session on Singularities and Characteristic Classes, I at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 16
Changes Other Than Cancellations
 New Day/Time/Session: Michelle R. DeDeo, Data Science: Challenges in the Quintessential Interdisciplinary Field., will now present at 3:15 p.m. in the AMS Contributed Paper Session on Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes and Statistics, was originally scheduled to present at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Experimental Mathematics and Numerical Analysis, II
 New Session: MAA SIGMAA Officers Meeting, 2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m., Room 704, CCC
 New Day/Time/Session: John Voight, Zeta functions of alternate mirror CalabiYau families, AMS Special Session on Explicit Methods in Arithmetic Geometry in Characteristic pp, I (a Mathematics Research Communities Session) at 9:00 a.m. which was originally scheduled at 3:30 in AMS Special Session on Explicit Methods in Arithmetic Geometry in Characteristic pp, II (a Mathematics Research Communities Session)
 New Talk: Bogdan Krstic, Bispans in quasicategories and global Tambara functors, AMS Special Session on Computational and Categorical Methods in Homotopy Theory, II, Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
 New Coauthor: Mary Nelson, Ready for Change  Institutional and departmental factors supporting active learning recitations. MAA Contributed Paper Session on Active Learning in Introductory Courses: Insights from Math Departments in the Process of Change, I at 3:40 p.m.
 Changed Presenter: Daniel Martin will now present Continued fractions in imaginary quadratic fields at 1:30 p.m. in the AMS Special Session on Algorithms, Experimentation, and Applications in Number Theory, II.
Cancellations
 Demond C. Adams, HyperDimensional SpaceTime Topology and the Riemann Zeta Function: Applications in a Dimensional Field Theory. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Other Applications, II at 1:00 p.m.
 Amy Been Bennett, What's the Norm? Teaching Introductory Mathematics via Active Learning in Collaborative Learning Spaces, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at 10:05 a.m.
 Andrei Bourchtein, On ellipticity of balance equations for atmospheric dynamics.AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Other Applications, II at 1:45 p.m.
 Parshuram Budhathoki, Efficiency of Quantum Circuits for Multiplication Operation using different algorithms, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Computer Science, Programming, Information and Related Topics at 10:00 a.m.
 Lisette dePillis, Mathematical Models of Immune System Dynamics and Cancer. AMS Special Session on Utilizing Mathematical Models to Understand Tumor Heterogeneity and Drug Resistance at 10:00 a.m.
 Vincent Filardi, General Electric Aviation Material Wear Data Analysis.. MAA Contributed Paper Session on Mathematical Experiences and Projects in Business, Industry, and Government (BIG), 8:40 a.m.
 Robert A Gatenby, The ecology and evolution of intratumoral heterogeneity. AMS Special Session on Utilizing Mathematical Models to Understand Tumor Heterogeneity and Drug Resistance at 11:00 a.m.
 Adela Gherga, Computing elliptic curves over QQ, AMS Special Session on Algorithms, Experimentation, and Applications in Number Theory, II at 1:30 p.m.
 Tepper L. Gill, The Feynman Formulation of Quantum Mechanics, AMS Special Session on Mathematical Physics Some Open Problems for the 21st Century, I at 10:30 a.m.
 Hein van der Holst, Colin de Verdiere invariants and antipodal mappings. AMS Special Session on Matrices and Graphs, I at 10:00 a.m.
 Michelle Isenhour, Time to Leave the Louvre: Student Modeling Approaches, MAA Invited Paper Session on The Mathematics of the COMAP Modeling Contests at 2:30 p.m.
 Seoyoung Kim, On the squarefreeness of elliptic divisibility sequences over function fields, AMS Special Session on Explicit Methods in Arithmetic Geometry in Characteristic pp, I (a Mathematics Research Communities Session) at 9:00 a.m.
 Vincent Longo, Tunnel Number and Unknotting Numbers of Twist Spun Knots, MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Topology, at 11:15 a.m.
 Patrycja A Przewoznik, Structural Analysis of the force chains within communities of particles, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Other Applications, I at 8:00 a.m.
 Adnan Sljoka, Rigidity of graphs and applications to protein signalling and experimental design, MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, II at 3:45 p.m.
 Mohammad Tabanjeh, Preconditioning Techniques for solving illconditioned Large Linear Systems of equations. MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, II, at 2:45 p.m.
 Chad M. Topaz, Data science for the liberal arts. SIAM Minisymposium on Preparing Faculty to Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Workforce at 9:30 a.m.
 Zhouli Xu, tstructures and stable homotopy groups of spheres, AMS Special Session on Computational and Categorical Methods in Homotopy Theory, II at 1:00 p.m.
 Lihua Zuo, Robust Analysis of Different Models for Fracture Propagation in Formations with Bedlayers, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Other Applications, I at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, January 17
Changes Other Than Cancellations
 New Title: Thomas Strohmer, AMS Special Session on Mathematical Analysis in Data Science, II (Associated with AMS Colloquium Lectures Ingrid Daubechies) at 9:30 a.m.
 New Scheduled Times: MAA Contributed Paper Session on Scholarship on Teaching and Learning Statistics, Reza O. Abbasian, Study of Student Performance and Perceptions in Inverted Introductory Statistics. will now present at 3:40 p.m. and Vinodh Kumar Chellamuthu, Improving Student Ownership in Introductory Statistics Class through a ProjectBased Approach will now present at 4:40 p.m.
 Additional panelists: AMS Special Presentation: World Premiere of George Csicsery's film "Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani"; Friday, 5:15–6:45 pm, Amie Wilkinson, University of Chicago and Ingrid Daubechies, University of California San Diego will also appear as panelists for this event.
 New/Replaced Presenter:: Chad M. Topaz replaced by Lori Ziegelmeier, Macalaster College  Topological Data Analysis of Collective Behavior. AMSAWM Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Research in Data Science, I at 3:00 p.m.
 New Panel: MAA Panel: Persistence, Relocation, and Loss in Undergraduate STEM Education, organized by Carrie DiazEaton, Bates College and Semra KilicBahi, ColbySawyer College; 9:00–10:20 am, Room 603, CCC. This panel will focus on exploring factors that play a role in students’ decision to choose or switch out of STEM majors. The panelists will discuss which students are attracted to STEM areas and which students leave. The panelists will answer questions such as: Among those we attract, which ones persist? What enables students to persist in their STEM major? Where do students go once they leave STEM majors? What consequences occur when students leave STEM majors? Panelists will share the findings from a recent study, Talking About Leaving Revisited. They will also compare and contrast the findings from a similar study presented in 1997, Talking about Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences (Seymour & Hewitt, 1997) to understand how the STEM education landscape is shifting. The facilitator for this panel is Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University. Panelists are AnneBarrie Hunter, Tim Weston, and Dana Holland, University of Colorado, Boulder. This panel is sponsored by the Committee on the Participation of Women in Mathematics and the Committee on Minority Participation, and Joint Committee on Women in Mathematical Sciences.
 Organizer Changes: MAA Workshop: NSF Funding Opportunities in the Education and Human Resources Directorate and the Division of Mathematical Sciences, 8:00–9:20 am, Room 605, CCC. will now be organized by Erica Camacho, DHRDNSF. Karen Keene, DUENSF, Swatee Naik, DMSNSF, Sandra Richardson, DUENSF, Hank Warchall, DMSNSF, Talitha Washington, DUENSF, and Lee Zia, DUENSF.
 New Time: Min Shu, Extension of Rough Set Based on Positive Transitive Relation will now present at 9:30 a.m. in the AMS Contributed Paper Session on Harmonic Analysis, Applications and Related Topics was originally scheduled at 9:45 a.m.
 New Organizer: MAA Workshop: Discussing Project Ideas with NSF/EHR Program Officers, 9:35–10:55 am, Room 605, CCC, will now also be organized by Erica Camacho, DHRDNSF.
 New Presenter: Min Shu, Diagnosis and Prediction of the 2015 Chinese Stock Market Bubble, at 9:45 a.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, III
 New Day/Time/Session: Kassie Archer, λλunimodal involutions, will now present at 5:00 p.m. in the AMS Contributed Paper Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, II was originally scheduled to present at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, IV
 New Time: Radu Balan, Permutation Invariant Representations, AMS Special Session on Mathematical Analysis in Data Science, II (Associated with AMS Colloquium Lectures Ingrid Daubechies) at 10:00 a.m. originally scheduled at 10:30 a.m.
 New Talk: Konrad Aguilar, Inductive limits of C*algebras and compact quantum metric spaces, AMS Special Session on C*Algebras, Dynamical Systems and Applications, II at 8:00 a.m.
 New Organizer: Stephen Becker, University of Colorado Boulder, for theSIAM Minisymposium on Derivative Free Optimization for HighDimensional Problems at 8:00 a.m.
 New Time: Reza O. Abbasian, Application of Grey Model to Predict the Results and Detect the Anomalies of Olympic Track and Field Events., MAA Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics and Sports, now at 2:00 p.m. originally scheduled at 8:30 a.m.
 New Day/Time/Session :Stephanie Prahl, Determining Hyperrigidity of Operator Systems.
AMS Special Session on Advances in Operator Algebras, II at 3:00 p.m. was originally scheduled
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Functional Analysis, Operator Theory and Operator Algebras, II at 4:45 p.m.
Cancellations
 Angelica Bloomquist, Modeling the risk of HIV infection for drug abusers. AMS Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Early Career Graduate Students, I at 9:00 a.m.
 Ben BlumSmith, When are permutation invariants CohenMacaulay over all fields?, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I at 4:30 p.m.
 Victor Churchill, Identifying damage in sea ice from sparse laser strain measurements. MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Applied Mathematics, III at 9:15 a.m.
 Anna Duwenig, Noncommutative Poincar{é} duality of the irrational rotation algebra. AMS Special Session on Advances in Operator Algebras, II at 3:00 p.m.
 George A. Elliott, The classification problem for amenable C*algebras, AMS Special Session on C*Algebras, Dynamical Systems and Applications, II at 8:00 a.m.
 Leon M. Hall, The best mathematician in the state of Missouri (in 1897)? MAA Contributed Paper Session on A History of Mathematics in the United States and Canada: A session in Honor of Math Historian David Zitarelli at 8:40 a.m.
 Jared E Hoppis, Modulus metrics in the discrete and the continuum, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Real and Complex Analysis at 9:45 a.m.
 Mark Huber, Using particledistribution duality to determine mixing time, AMS Special Session on Markov Models and Matrix Properties, II at 4:00 p.m.
 Alexander J. Izzo, Extensions of the notions of polynomial and rational hull. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Real and Complex Analysis at 10:15 a.m.
 LienYung Kao, Pressure metrics for Teichmüller spaces of punctured surfaces, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory at 2:15 p.m.
 Kseniya Klyachko, Random Processes of the Form Xn+1=AXn+BnXn+1=AXn+Bn (mod pp). AMS Special Session on Markov Models and Matrix Properties, I at 8:00 a.m.
 Mark Landry, Multiple Points of Fractional Brownian Motion in RdRd.. MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Probability and Statistics, at 3:45 p.m.
 Carlos M. Ortiz Marrero, DataDriven State Space Discovery of Physical and Chemical Systems, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory at 3:30 p.m.
 Bruce R Miller, Writing Mathematics in the Digital Age. AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, I at 9:30 p.m.
 Thomas Morrill, Combinatorial Proof of Jackson's Transformation via Overpartitions. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, I at 8:00 a.m.
 Mutasim Mim, Isometric copies of ln∞l∞n and ln1l1n in transportation cost spaces on finite metric spaces, AMS Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Early Career Graduate Students, II at 3:00 p.m.
 Alex W Nowak, Distributive Mendelsohn triple systems and the Eisenstein integers. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, II at 4:30 p.m.
 Isabelle Pardew, MLB: Decision Making on the Corners.. MAA Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics and Sports II, at 2:00 p.m.
 Vindya Kumari Pathirana, Dynamically Adoptive Mahalanobis Based kNearest Neighbor Forecasting in Time Series Data, AMS Special Session on Stochastic Analysis and Applications in Finance, Actuarial Science and Related Fields, II at 1:30 p.m.
 Benjamin R Prather, Steiner Algebras.. MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Other Topics, at 3:30 p.m.
 Abigail Richard, Chordal Hausdorff Convergence and Quasihyperbolic Distance.MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Analysis at 1:15 p.m.
 Susmita Sadhu, Mixedmode oscillations as long transient dynamics in a predatorprey model with timescale separation. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Ordinary Differential Equations Applications and Related Topics.
at 3:00 p.m.
 Andrey Sarantsev, Dynamic Contagion in a Banking System. AMS Special Session on Stochastic Analysis and Applications in Finance, Actuarial Science and Related Fields, II at 2:00 p.m.
 Steven Simon, Regular Polygonal Partitions of a Tverberg Type, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, I at 8:15 a.m.
 Stefan Steinerberger, Reduction via tSNE: an analysis via largescale ODE systems, AMS Special Session on Mathematical Analysis in Data Science, II (Associated with AMS Colloquium Lectures Ingrid Daubechies) at 10:00 a.m.
 Paulina Volosov, Linking Functional and Structural Neuronal Network Connectivity using Incomplete Observation Data and Leveraging the Spectral Properties to Characterize Network Structure, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, I, at 1:15 p.m.
 Grant C. Wagner, Two Competitive LotkaVolterra Systems with Nonlinear Competition, MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Analysis at 2:00 p.m.
 Aaron Michael Yeager, Real Zeros of Random Sums with I.I.D. Coefficients. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Harmonic Analysis, Applications and Related Topics at 9:30 a.m.
 Danqi Yin, Classifying solutions for an important functional equation in Complex Analysis. MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Analysis at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18
Changes Other Than Cancellations
 New Times: AMS Special Session on International Research Experience for Students (IRES): Jacob Kesten, Transitivity on the CalogeroMoser Variety C2C2. will now present at 3:00 p.m. and Emily Frances Leiter Olson, Classification of Leibniz Algebras Corresponding to Three Dimensional Solvable Lie Algebras. will now present at 3:30 p.m.
 New Presenter/Talk: Zachary Hilliard, A Practical Implementation for Solving an Anisotropic CahnHilliard Equation, AMS Special Session on Algorithms, Analysis, and Applications of Numerical PDEs at 5:00 p.m.
 New Time/Session: Gleasontype polynomials for rational maps., AMS Contributed Paper Session on Number Theory, II at 3:15 p.m.
 New Presenter/Talk: Gizem Karaali, Pomona College, Whose Math and For What Purpose? A Community Seminar on Identity, Culture, and Mathematics AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Social Justice at 9:30 a.m.
Cancellations
 Isabel Allen, On a boundary value problem for a timefractional wave equation with the RiemannLiouville and AtanganaBaleanu derivatives.AMS Special Session on International Research Experience for Students (IRES), at 3:30 p.m.
 Victor Churchill, Image reconstruction via edgemasked regularization. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Experimental Mathematics and Numerical Analysis, I at 10:45 a.m.
 Ismail Demir, Classification of Low Dimensional Complex Nilpotent Leibniz Algebras, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, II at 11:00 a.m.
 Robert Gatenby, Ecology and evolution in control and cure of metastatic cancers, AMS Special Session on Evolution at 11:00 a.m.
 Zahid Mondal Hasan, Ebola: Impact of hospital's admission policy in an overwhelmed scenario. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, II at 9:00 a.m.
 Timo Heister, A comparison of discretizations for the Biharmonic equation, AMS Special Session on Algorithms, Analysis, and Applications of Numerical PDEs at 5:00 p.m.
 JingJing Huang, Rational points close to a hypersurface and the dimension growth conjecture. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Number Theory, II at 3:15 p.m.
 Abror Khakimovich Khudoyberdiyev, On nilpotent and solvable Leibniz superalgebras. AMS Special Session on International Research Experience for Students (IRES) at 5:00 p.m.
 Robert McRae, Gluing vertex algebras. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, III
at 2:15 p.m.
 Swati Patel, Proteins with random effects become evolutionary capacitors, AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, III at 1:30 p.m.
 Rachidi B. Salako, Existence of traveling wave solutions of a deterministic vectorhost epidemic model with direct transmission, AMS Special Session on Future Directions in Theory & Applications of Nonlinear ReactionDiffusion Equations at 1:30 p.m.
 Dilruba A Sofia, Classifying the Maximum Number of Steady States of Chemical Reaction Networks through Mixed Volume. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, III at 1:15 p.m.
 Reena Tandon, Bulk Viscous Cosmological model in General Relatively, AMS Special Session on Mathematical Physics Some Open Problems for the 21st Century, III at 2:40 p.m.
 Chad M. Topaz, Diversity through a data science lens. AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Social Justice
at 9:30 a.m.
 Jasper Weinburd, Agentbased and continuous models of locusts form a traveling pulse mediated by resource consumption. AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mathematical Biology and Related Fields, III at 3:00 p.m.
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