JMM 2021

Activities of Other Organizations

The majority of this section includes scientific sessions. Any additional sessions and social or networking events will be posted when that information is available.

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This two-day program will take place on Friday and Saturday. The program will include sessions of contributed papers as well as invited addresses by Dana Bartosova, University of Florida, Interactions between dynamics and algebraic operationAnton Bernshteyn, Georgia Institute of Technology, Descriptive combinatorics and distributed algorithmsGabriel Conant, University of Cambridge, Model Theoretic Tameness in Multiplicative CombinatoricsBarbara Csima, University of Waterloo, Understanding Frameworks for Priority Arguments in Computability TheoryRussell Miller, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center, Computable Structure Theory with Noncomputable StructuresChristian Rosendal, University of Illinois at Chicago, Groups with bounded geometry; and Charles Steinhorn, Vassar College, Asymptotic and multidimensional asymptotic classes of finite structures.

See also the sessions cosponsored by the ASL in the AMS Special Sessions listings. These sessions include a special session on Computability theory and effective mathematics on Thursday. Organizers for this session are Jun Le Goh, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joseph S. Miller, and Mariya I. Soskova, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

AMS-AWM Special Session on Women of Color in Applied Math and Analysis, organized by Mirjeta Pasha, Arizona State University; Nancy Rodriquez, University of Colorado Boulder; Caprice Stanley, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab; and Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University:

  • Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
  • Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.

AWM Panel: Equity, Ethics, and Bias in Mathematics Research, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., organized by Alina Bucur, University of California San Diego; Amanda Bower, University of Michigan; Carla Cotwright-Williams, AWM Executive Committee; Courtney Gibbons, Hamilton College; Alana Huszar, University of Michigan; Lily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University; Adriana Salerno, Bates College; and Michelle Snider, IDA/Center for Computing Sciences. At the 2021 JMM, in lieu of the Noether Lecture, the AWM will host a panel of experts on issues of equity, ethics, and bias in algorithm development and in research more generally. Historically, mathematics has been presented as a neutral arbiter of “truth,” but the development and application of mathematics can have significant moral and ethical context and implications. With this event, the AWM seeks to highlight and promote the work that a growing number of experts in the mathematical sciences are already doing, as a step toward broadening the conversation and moving the mathematics community toward greater awareness of the unintended ethical consequences of our work. Each panelist will give a short-prepared presentation, with time for moderated Q&A afterwards. Moderated by Carla Cotwright-Williams, AWM Executive Committee. Panelists will be: Loretta Cheeks, DS Innovation & Strong TIES, CEO; Maria De-Arteaga, The University of Texas at Austin; Kristian Lum, University of Pennsylvania; and Suresh Venkatasubramanian, University of Utah

AWM Panel: AWM Through the Decades, organized by Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Emille Davie Lawrence, University of San Francisco; Thursday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Since its founding in 1971, the Association for Women in Mathematics has been a force for positive change in the culture and demographics of the mathematics world and an effective voice of support for women in the mathematical sciences. AWM Through the Decades is an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organization’s founding. It will feature five AWM past presidents, one from each decade, discussing the major challenges that they and AWM faced during their presidency, and the challenges they see for expanding the participation of women in mathematics in the decades ahead. The audience will be treated to reflections on the history of women in mathematics in the last five decades and on what the next five decades may hold in store. Ruth Haas, University of Hawaii at Manoa, current AWM president, will moderate the panel. Panelists will be Mary Gray, American University, first president and one of AWM’s founders; Rhonda Hughes, Bryn Mawr College; Carol Wood, Wesleyan University; Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee and Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research. AWM Through the Decades is sponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Workshop Poster Presentations, Friday, 3:45–5:00 p.m. AWM will conduct its workshop poster presentations by women graduate students. AWM seeks volunteers to serve as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested, please contact the AWM office at This session is open to all JMM attendees. Organizers for these presentations are Donatella Danielli, Arizona State University and Irina Mitrea, Temple University. The Posting Judging Coordinator is Emilie Wiesner, Ithaca College.

AWM Workshop: Women in Analysis (WoAN), Saturday, 8:00 am–5:00 p.m. The AWM Workshop on Women in Analysis (WoAN) will bring together female mathematicians working at the interface between Real and Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Geometric Measure Theory. Topics of emphasis include elliptic boundary value problems, free boundary problems, non-linear dispersive equations, Fourier restriction problems, and oscillatory integrals. This is a follow-up of the 2019 BIRS Workshop for the WoAN Research Network. Updated information about the workshop is available on the AWM website. All JMM attendees are invited to attend the program. Organizers for this workshop are Donatella Danielli, Arizona State University and Irina Mitrea, Temple University, and Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University.

Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, Chairs Ruth Haas, AWM President, and Kathryn Leonard, AWM President-elect, preside over the AWM business meeting with the Association of Women in Mathematics Awards Ceremony to follow, Friday, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)

AMS Special Session on COMAP's Mathematical Modeling Contests: Become An Advisor and Prepare Your Team, Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. organized by Kathleen Snook, COMAP, and Amanda Beecher, Ramapo College of New Jersey.

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

AMS-INFORMS Special Session on Driving Transformation Through Advanced Analytics, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m., organized by Arnie Greenland, Smith School of Business, and Jack Levis, UPS.

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

Current Events Bulletin, Friday, 1:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m., organized by David Eisenbud, MSRI and UC Berkeley.

AMS Special Session on ADJOINT (African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop) Research Showcase, I & II, Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m., organized by Edray Goins, Pomona College, and Helene Barcelo, MSRI.

National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences

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, organized by David Goldberg, Purdue University, and Phil Kutzko, University of Iowa.

  • Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Friday, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Organized by Naiomi Cameron, Spelman College/NAM.

Cox-Talbot Address, by Talitha Washington, Clark Atlanta University and the Atlanta University Center, Leveraging Data Science at HBCUs to Advance InnovationThursday, 5:00-5:50 p.m.

AMS-NAM Joint Special Session on Celebrating the Mathematical Legacy of Dr. James A. Donaldson, I, Friday, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.; 1:00pm-5:50 p.m. Organized by Naiomi Cameron, Spelman College; Talitha Washington, Clark Atlanta University and the Atlanta University Center; Caleb Ashley, University of Michigan; and Bourama Toni, Howard University.

Business Meeting, Saturday, 10:00–10:50 a.m.

Claytor-Woodward Lecture, Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Chelsea Walton, Rice University, An Invitation to Noncommutative Algebra.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Session: Lecture, Anti-racism in mathematics: Who, what, when, where, why, and how?, by Erica Graham, Bryn Mawr College, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m., organized by Carrie Diaz Eaton, Bates College.

MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Panel, Finding and Amplifying Our Voices: Mathematically Gifted and Black, Lathisms, and Pacific Islanders in Mathematics, Wednesday, 9:50 a.m.-10:30 a.m., organized by Carrie Diaz Eaton, Bates College. Panelists will be: Pamela Harris, Williams College; Erica Graham, Bryn Mawr College; and Kamuela Yong, University of Hawai'i--West O'ahu.

This program consists of an Invited Address, Human-machine interaction models and stochastic optimization, on Thursday, 11:10 a.m., given by Thaleia Zariphopoulou, University of Texas at Austin, and a series of Minisymposia, Wednesday-Saturday, to include Recent Advances in Financial Mathematics and EngineeringIgor Cialenco, Illinois Institute of Technology; Using Mathematical Models in Epidemiology and Medicine to Outwit DiseasesAbdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University; Equilibrium and Games in Financial MathematicsKim Weston, Rutgers University; Supporting Workforce Preparation With Mathematical ModelingKatie Kavanagh. Institute for STEM Education; New Frontiers in Computational MathematicsMaria Cameron, University of Maryland; Complex Fluids in Living SystemsLorena Bociu, North Carolina State University and Giovanna Guidoboni, University of Missouri; Mathematics of Machine Learning in FinanceMartin Larsson, Carnegie Mellon University; and Advances in Manifold Learning and ApplicationsTyrus Berry and Ryan Vaughn, George Mason University.

See also the session cosponsored by SIAM in the AMS Special Sessions listings: AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs, organized by Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology, Christopher O’Neil, San Diego State University, Khang Tran, California State University Fresno, Mark David Ward, Purdue University, and John Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University; as well as the MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture and the MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Lecture and Panel, organized by Carrie Diaz Eaton, Bates College;

The Association for LGBT Mathematicians (Spectra)

Reception for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mathematicians, Thursday, 4:30-6:00 pm

Business Meeting, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 pm, Brainstorming and planning meeting for upcoming activities of Spectra, the association for LGBT+ mathematicians. Spectra is affiliated with NOGLSTP, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)

Reunion, organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University; Thursday, 8:00-10:00 a.m. This is a reunion of the summer program participants from all 19 years (1995–2013) who are in various states of their mathematical careers: some are students and, others are in various jobs, both in academia as well as government and industry. The participants will describe their experiences relating to all aspects of their careers. There will also be a discussion on the increasing participation of women in mathematics over the past two decades and the national impact of SPWM and similar programs. See SPWM website.