American Mathematical Society (AMS)

AMS Invited Addresses

AMS Special Sessions

Sessions for Contributed Papers

There will be sessions of ten-minute contributed talks. Although an individual may present only one contributed paper at a meeting, any combination of joint authorship may be accepted, provided no individual speaks more than once on the contribute paper program. Contributed papers will be grouped together by related subject classifications into sessions.

Poster Sessions

AMS - PME Student Poster Session, organized by Chad Awtrey, Samford University, Paul Fishback, Grand Valley State University, and Frank Patane, Samford University; Friday,10:30 am–12:00 pm and 3:30–5:00 pm. These sessions feature research done by undergraduate students. First-year graduate students are eligible to present if their research was completed while they were still undergraduates. Research by high school students can be accepted if the research was conducted under the supervision of a faculty member at a post-secondary institution.

Appropriate content for a poster includes, but is not limited to, a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, or a method of solution to an applied problem. Purely expository material is not appropriate for this session.

Participants should submit an abstract through the JMM abstract submission portal by September 13. Questions regarding this session should be directed to Chad Awtrey, cawtrey@samford.edu, Paul Fishback,fishbacp@mail.gvsu.edu, or Frank Patane, fpatane@samford.edu.

Panels

AMS Panel on Double Anonymous Peer Review, organized by David Futer, Temple University, and Judy Walker, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; Wednesday, 9:30–10:30 am. In Jan 2021, the AMS Council made the decision to transition all AMS journals to double anonymous peer review. While a process where referees do not see identifying data about the authors is common in some disciplines, it is fairly novel in mathematics. An implementation plan for AMS journals was hashed out over the course of 2021. The new policy went into effect in Mar 2022 at Proceedings of the AMS and Representation Theory.

The first goal of this panel is to discuss why the AMS Council decided to move in a double anonymous direction. Henry Cohn of Microsoft Research, who served on both CPub and the AMS Executive Committee at the time of adoption, is a confirmed panelist on this point. The second goal of the panel is to discuss how the new policy is implemented at the two journals that have launched it. The policy requires the removal of author names and affiliations but no additional edits. Editors from PAMS and Representation Theory can speak to this point. The third goal of the panel is to discuss initial reactions from journal stakeholders, specifically authors and referees of papers that have finished the peer review process.

The final goal of the panel is to include perspectives from neighboring disciplines that have used double anonymous peer review for longer. We plan to invite editors in Physics and Computer Science. Both disciplines have a culture of posting preprints on the arXiv, and both have started on the double anonymous road slightly ahead of mathematics. Panelists to include Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research. Additional panelists to be announced

AMS Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Panel: Making Changes on Improving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), organized by Dennis Davenport, Howard University, Sarah Greenwald, Appalachian State University, and Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College; Wednesday, 10:30 am–12:00 pm. Panelists are Rachel Levy, AAAS-AMS Congressional Fellow, Herbert Medina, University of Portland, and Donald Outing, Lehigh University.

AMS Advocacy for Mathematics and Science Policy, organized and moderated by Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society; Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am. This session will be a discussion of ways to engage with elected officials in addressing policy issues of concern to the mathematics community, including research funding and education. Panelists will discuss the importance of grassroots advocacy and building relationships with legislators to further goals.

AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion, organized by Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society; Thursday, 1:00–2:30 pm. The moderator and panelists are to be announced. This panel is sponsored by the AMS Committee on the Education.

AMS Panel: Keys to Journal Publishing with the AMS, organized by Lauren Foster and Nicola Poser, American Mathematical Society; Thursday, 1:00–2:00 pm. Wanting to submit your paper, but not sure if it meets the criteria for acceptance? Wondering what the editors and reviewers are looking at when assessing a manuscript? Thinking you might like to accept that invitation to review a manuscript but aren’t sure what that entails? Join us as we talk about these and other keys to journal publishing with the AMS. The moderator and panelists are to be announced

AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion: Supporting Faculty in Mentoring Students for Careers Beyond Academia, organized by Christian Borgs, University of California Berkeley, Jim L. Brown, Occidental College, Ellen Eischen, University of Oregon, Pamela E. Harris, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and Mary Lynn Reed, Rochester Institute of Technology; Thursday, 2:00–3:30 pm. Career opportunities for mathematicians in business, government, and industry have never been better. Many mathematics faculty lack non-academic career experience, and could benefit from additional resources or guidance in this area. The goal of this panel is to provide actionable advice for faculty who seek to increase their ability to mentor students in finding non-academic employment. Our moderator and panelists have experience and connections with a diverse set of programs and organizations who have been successful in this area. We aim to provide useful information for all mathematics faculty who seek to better support their students in an ever-widening set of career paths. The moderator for this panel is Mary Lynn Reed, Rochester Institute of Technology. Panelists are Lee DeVille, University of Illinois, Tegan Emerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ryan Garibaldi, Center for Communications Research, La Jolla, Talitha Washington, Clark Atlanta University & Atlanta University Center, and Suzanne Weekes, SIAM. This panel is sponsored by the AMS Committee on the Profession.

AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion, organized by Duane Cooper, Morehouse College, Deborah Frank Lockhart, NSF, and Allen J Stewart, AMS Congressional Fellow 2021-22; Friday, 2:30–4:00 pm. This panel is sponsored by the Committee on Science Policy.

AMS DC-Based Policy & Communications Opportunities, organized by Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society, and Duncan Wright, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Friday, 4:30–6:30 pm. AMS Special Presentation on Washington, DC Based Policy & Communications Opportunities. The AMS Congressional Fellowship—a year-long experience for PhD mathematicians at any career stage—provides public policy learning experiences, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction and brings a technical background and external perspective to the decision-making process in Congress. The AMS Mass Media Fellowship improves public understanding of science and technology by placing advanced mathematics students in newsrooms nationwide for a summer. The Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop introduces STEM students to the federal policy-making process, and empowers them to become advocates for basic research throughout their careers; the AMS sponsors two students each year to participate in this 3.5 day workshop in Washington, DC.

Learn more about these programs and speak with current and former AMS fellows. Application deadlines are in early 2023.

Workshops

2023 AMS Department Chairs and Leaders Workshop: This annual one-day workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, the day before the JMM begins, and is led by Anne Fernando, Norfolk State University, Emille Davie Lawrence, University of San Francisco, Tim Flood, Pittsburg State University, and Charles Moore, Washington State University.

The objectives of the Department Chairs and Leaders Workshop are to provide opportunities for participants to share ideas and experiences and to foster the development of a community of peers who can continue to provide one another support and ideas in the vital role of department chair.

The registration fee is US\$200 for AMS members and US\$300 for non-members. Participation includes a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea on Tuesday, January 3 and reserved seating for the JMM Grand Opening Reception on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 6:15 pm.

More details and the registration link are available on the Department Chairs and Leaders Workshop web page. Please send questions to chairsworkshop@ams.org.

AMS Directors of Graduate Studies Workshop, Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:30 am, organized and moderated by Thomas Barr, AMS. This event provides directors of graduate study, chairpersons, and others leading graduate mathematical sciences programs a venue in which to share ideas and concerns surrounding the experience of graduate students. Those intending to participate should email aed-mps@ams.org by December 15, 2022 (subject line DGS Focus Group) to be placed on the contact list for this event and to provide any topics they would like to be added to the agenda for possible discussion. AMS will follow up with more information.

AMS Directors of Undergraduate Studies Workshop, Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:00 am, organized and moderated by Thomas Barr, AMS. This event provides chairpersons, directors of undergraduate studies, and other departmental leaders a venue in which to share ideas and concerns connected with the undergraduate mathematics experience. Those intending to participate should email aed-mps@ams.org by December 15, 2022 (subject line DUS Focus Group) to be placed on the contact list for this event and to provide any topics they would like to be added to the agenda for possible discussion. AMS will follow up with more information.

Workshop: Teaching and Managing Large Undergraduate Mathematics Courses in a Changing World, organized by P. Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan, and Bryan Mosher, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; Part I, Wednesday, 4:00–6:00 pm and Part II, Friday, 4:00–6:00 pm. We are teaching undergraduate mathematics in a changing and challenging world. There are concerns and hurdles in doing this that are common to undergraduate mathematics programs at large, especially public, universities, where hundreds to thousands of students are taking our courses at the same time. Further, while a strength of the academy is its ability to reinvent a better wheel, we know that there is a significant loss of productivity in not knowing what others have already done to address a problem that appeared for them earlier than for others. We therefore propose to create a space in which it is possible to bring up issues that are having an impact on some institutions and are on the horizon for others, and to make visible work being done in a context where others can see it and evaluate how it might be applicable or adapted to their own situations.

This workshop will accomplish our goals by bringing together course coordinators and program directors of large enrollment undergraduate mathematics courses to explore and isolate common themes in and issues that are confronting these courses at universities across the country. Topics for the workshop will be drawn from those concerns that are most salient in mathematics education today. These may include: how and whether on-line instruction is continuing post-pandemic, and how in-person learning now reflects our on-line pandemic experiences; promoting equity and increasing inclusion of students from groups historically excluded from STEM education; placement and just-in-time instructional remediation; and instructor training and development. The focus will be on practical observations and solutions as implemented at universities, with the goal of providing concrete ideas and practical discussion of those details that are of greatest interest to participants.

The workshop will be structured around short (5 to 10 minute) presentations invited by the organizers. These will be organized by themes, with presentations being followed by breakout discussions in which all participants are able to raise the questions that are of greatest interest to them, in groups that are structured to maximize the effectiveness of the information being exchanged. Speakers will include Hanna Bennett, University of Michigan, Paul Kessenich, University of Michigan, Martina Bode, University of Illinois, John Boller, University of Chicago, Alexander Hanhart, University of Wisconsin, Aaron Peterson, Northwestern University, Eric Simring, Pennsylvania State University, Joe Roberts, Pennsylvania State University, Jim Rolf, University of Virginia, Chloe Wawrzyniak, University of Kentucky, and Michael Weimerskirch, University of Minnesota.

Joint

Joint Committee on Women Panel Discussion, organized by Jennifer Schultens, University of California, Davis; Thursday, 1:00–2:30 pm. Panelists to be announced

MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Session, organized jointly by the Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Mathematical Society; Friday, 9:00–10:30 am. This year the session will consist of a lecture from 9:00–9:50 am given by Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University, Title to be announced, and a short panel discussion, Title to be announced, from 9:50–10:30 am. Panelists to be announced

Other AMS Events

Council, Tuesday, 1:30 pm.

Business Meeting, Saturday, 11:45 am.

Career Fair, Thursday, 8:30–10:30 am. This is an opportunity for mathematically-trained job seekers at various phases of education and experience—graduate students, undergraduates, post-doctoral, and others—to interact in-person with employers in Business, Entrepreneurship, Government, Industry, and Nonprofit (BEGIN). This event is your chance to network and learn what it takes to do a BEGIN job. If your company is interested in participating, for US\$150 (Free for Corporate Members), a table will be provided for your posters and printed materials, and you are welcome to speak to interested students personally. Complimentary coffee will be served, sponsored by the AMS.

Grad School Fair, Friday, 8:30–10:30 am. Here is the opportunity for undergrads to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs from universities all over the country. January is a great time for juniors to learn more, and college seniors may still be able to refine their search. This is your chance for one-stop shopping in the graduate school market. At JMM 2020, over 300 students met with representatives from more than 70 graduate programs. If your school has a graduate program and you are interested in participating, for US\$150 for non-institutional members or US\$100 for institutional members, a table will be provided for your posters and printed materials, and you are welcome to personally speak to interested students. Complimentary coffee will be served, sponsored by the AMS.

Current Events Bulletin, organized by David Eisenbud, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute; Friday, 2:00–6:00 pm.

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