2014 CMS Winter Meeting

McMaster University, December 5 - 8, 2014

# Schedule - by day

Detailed session schedules will be posted on the web site beginning in late October. Once the schedules are made available to us by the organizers, we will post them as quickly as possible. Please note that schedules are subject to change without notice. All scientific sessions will be held at the Sheraton Hamilton.

 Thursday December 4 18:00 - 22:00 CMS Executive Committee, Hunter Room Friday December 5 11:00 - 13:00 CMS Development Group Luncheon, Ballroom South/West 13:00 - 17:30 CMS Board of Directors Meeting, Ballroom South/West 16:00 - 19:30 Registration, Ballroom Foyer 17:00 - 18:00 Jeffrey Rosenthal (Toronto), Public Lecture, From Coins to Polls to Monte Carlo, Ballroom East 18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Reception, Ballroom Foyer Saturday December 6 8:00 - 16:00 Registration, Ballroom Foyer 8:00 - 16:00 Student Poster Session, Ballroom Foyer 8:45 - 9:00 Opening Address, Ballroom East 9:00 - 11:30 CMS Publications Committee, Hunter Room 9:00 - 10:00 Isaac Goldbring (UIC), Plenary Speaker, Monad measure spaces and combinatorial number theory, Ballroom East 9:30 - 16:00 Exhibits, Ballroom Foyer 10:00 - 10:30 Break, Ballroom Foyer 10:30 - 11:30 Frédéric Gourdeau (Laval), Adrien Pouliot Award and Lecture, Ballroom East 11:30 - 12:30 Kenneth R. Davidson (Waterloo), David Borwein Distinguished Career Award and Lecture, Noncommutative dilation theory, Ballroom East 12:00 - 16:00 CMS Student Committee, Duke Room 12:30 - 14:00 CMS Town Hall Meeting, Ballroom East 14:00 - 14:30 Bernardo Galvao-Sousa (Toronto), Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses 14:00 - 14:30 Askold Khovanskii (Toronto), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, Newton polyhedra and irreducible components of complete intersection 14:00 - 14:30 Dmitry Korotkin (Concordia), Integrable Systems: Recent Developments 14:00 - 14:30 Marcelo Laca (Victoria), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, von Neumann algebras of strongly connected higher rank graphs 14:00 - 14:30 Chun-Kit Lai (San Francisco State University), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Fuglede's and generalized Fuglede's conjecture on ${\mathbb R}^1$ 14:00 - 14:30 Robert McCann (Toronto), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, The spectrum for a family of fourth order diffusions near the self-similar attractor 14:00 - 14:30 Juan Migliore (Notre Dame), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, Secant varieties to the varieties of reducible hypersurfaces 14:00 - 14:30 Sébastien Portalier (McGill), Dynamics of Biological Systems 14:00 - 15:00 Jacques Hurtubise (McGill), Differential Geometry 14:00 - 15:00 Rahim Moosa (Waterloo), Model Theory, Differential fields with free operators 14:30 - 15:00 Raphael Clouatre (Waterloo), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 14:30 - 15:00 Dorin Dutkay (University of Central Florida), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Tiling and scaling properties of spectra of fractals 14:30 - 15:00 Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 14:30 - 15:00 Yong Su Shin (Sungshin Women's University), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, The Minimal Free Graded Resolution of A Star-Configuration in $\mathbb P^n$ 14:30 - 15:00 Vasilisa Shramchenko (Sherbrooke), Integrable Systems: Recent Developments, Poncelet theorem and Painlevé VI 14:30 - 15:00 Daniel Solow (Case Western Reserve University), Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses, What an Ideal Transition Course Should (and Should Not) Be...in My Opinion 14:30 - 15:00 Vitali Vougalter (University of Cape Town), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, Existence of stationary solutions for some nonlocal reaction-diffusion equations 14:30 - 15:00 Steve Walker (McMaster), Dynamics of Biological Systems 15:00 - 15:30 Break, Ballroom Foyer 15:30 - 16:00 Marie Auger-Méthé (Alberta), Dynamics of Biological Systems, Tackling the challenges of fitting movement models to marine data 15:30 - 16:00 George Elliott (Toronto), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 15:30 - 16:00 Tai Ha (Tulane), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, Algebraic invariants of fiber products 15:30 - 16:00 Kathryn Hare (Waterloo), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Hausdorff and packing measures of balanced Cantor sets 15:30 - 16:00 Robert L Jerrard (Toronto), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 15:30 - 16:00 Kalle Karu (UBC), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, Non-finitely generated Cox rings 15:30 - 16:00 Ronnie Nagloo (City University of New York), Model Theory 15:30 - 16:00 Maria Wesslen (Toronto), Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses 15:30 - 16:00 Thomas Wolf (Brock), Integrable Systems: Recent Developments 15:30 - 16:30 Ailana Fraser (UBC), Differential Geometry 16:00 - 16:30 Dave Anderson (IMPA), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 16:00 - 16:30 Jennifer Biermann (Mt. Holyoke), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory 16:00 - 16:30 Marina Chugunova (Claremont Graduate University), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 16:00 - 16:30 James Freitag (California, Berkeley), Model Theory 16:00 - 16:30 Adam Fuller (Nebraska), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 16:00 - 16:30 Franklin Mendivil (Acadia), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture 16:00 - 16:30 Alexander Odesski (Brock), Integrable Systems: Recent Developments, Non-homogeneous systems of hydrodynamic type possessing Lax representations 16:00 - 16:30 Patrick Rault (SUNY Geneseo), Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses, Using inquiry-based learning to teach proofs. 16:00 - 16:30 Katherine Scranton (Yale), Dynamics of Biological Systems 16:30 - 17:00 Enrico Carlini (Monash), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, On the Waring rank of cubics 16:30 - 17:00 Eva Curry (Acadia), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture 16:30 - 17:00 Charles Doran (Alberta), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 16:30 - 17:00 Steve Furino (Waterloo), Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses 16:30 - 17:00 Bernardo Galvao-Sousa (Toronto), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, Accelerating Fronts in Semilinear Wave Equations 16:30 - 17:00 Tarik Gouhier (Northeastern University), Dynamics of Biological Systems, Coral disease dynamics under environmental change 16:30 - 17:00 Jana Marikova (Western Illinois), Model Theory 16:30 - 17:00 Danilo Riglioni (Montréal), Integrable Systems: Recent Developments, Superintegrable systems with spin induced by coalgebra symmetry 16:30 - 17:00 Yanli Song (Toronto), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 16:30 - 17:30 Frédéric Rochon (UQAM), Differential Geometry, A Cheeger-Müller theorem on manifolds with cusps 17:00 - 17:30 Martin Argerami (Regina), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, Classification of finitely generated operator systems 17:00 - 17:30 Mats Boij (KTH), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, Cones of Hilbert Functions 17:00 - 17:30 Andres Contreras (Fields), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 17:00 - 17:30 Dale Garraway (Eastern Washington University), Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses, The role of Structure in an introduction to proofs course. 17:00 - 17:30 Palle Jorgensen (University of Iowa), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Representation theoretic questions connected to the spectral/tile question. 17:00 - 17:30 Masoumeh Sajedi (Montréal), Integrable Systems: Recent Developments, Two-dimensional superintegrable quantum systems with potentials expressed in terms of Painlevé transcendents 17:00 - 17:30 Alexandra Teslya (McMaster), Dynamics of Biological Systems 17:00 - 17:30 Hugh Thomas (UNB), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 17:00 - 18:00 Maryanthe Malliaris (Chicago), Model Theory 17:30 - 18:00 Xiangke Chang (Saskatchewan), Integrable Systems: Recent Developments, A generalized nonisospectral Camassa-Holm equation and its multipeakon solutions 17:30 - 18:00 Kael Dixon (McGill), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, How black holes give counter-examples to the convexity of the moment map. 17:30 - 18:00 Qi Gao (National Taiwan University), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, Symmetric vortices of two-component Ginzburg-Landau system 17:30 - 18:00 Sarah Mayes (Quest), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory 17:30 - 18:00 Reza Seyyadali (Waterloo), Differential Geometry 17:30 - 18:00 Jaimal Thind and Shay Fuchs [Joint] (Toronto), Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses, Once we teach, what do we ask? 17:30 - 18:00 Yanyu Xiao (Alberta), Dynamics of Biological Systems 20:30 - 23:00 Student Social, TBD Sunday December 7 8:00 - 16:00 Registration, Ballroom Foyer 8:00 - 16:00 Student Poster Session, Ballroom Foyer 8:00 - 9:00 Robert Beiko (Dalhousie), Plenary Speaker, When Phylogenetic Trees Can’t Agree: Building a coherent network of microbial gene sharing, Ballroom East 9:00 - 9:30 Dustin Cartwright (Yale), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 9:00 - 9:30 Brian Harbourne (Nebraska), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, Survey of recent work on resurgences and the containment problem 9:00 - 9:30 Xi Huo (Ryerson), Dynamics of Biological Systems 9:00 - 9:30 Mihalis Kolountzakis (University of Crete), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Riesz bases of exponentials for domains that tile multiply with a lattice 9:00 - 9:30 Laurent Marcoux (Waterloo), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 9:00 - 9:30 Bruno Remillard (HEC Montreal), Financial Mathematics 9:00 - 9:30 Athipat Thamrongthanyalak (Ohio State), Model Theory, Continuous Definable Skolem Functions in O-minimal Structures 9:00 - 10:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Nadia Hardy, Dragana Martinovic, Yvan St-Aubin [Panel] (Brock, Concordia, Windsor, and Montreal), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the mathematics we ‘should’ teach and the pedagogy we ‘should’ use in this XXIst Century? 9:00 - 10:00 Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo), Differential Geometry 9:00 - 10:00 Al Weiss (Alberta), Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry 9:00 - 10:00 Yuri Wolf (National Center for Biotechnology Information, Maryland), Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes, Turbulent genomes: quantification of gene acquisition, loss and displacement in prokaryotes 9:30 - 16:00 Exhibits, Ballroom Foyer 9:30 - 10:00 Alex Badescu (University du Quebec a Montreal), Financial Mathematics 9:30 - 10:00 Elena Guardo (Catania), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, On the Hilbert functions of points in $\mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^1$. 9:30 - 10:00 Alex Iosevich (Rochester University), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture 9:30 - 10:00 Bernhard Konrad (UBC), Dynamics of Biological Systems 9:30 - 10:00 Sanjay Patel (McMaster), Model Theory 9:30 - 10:00 Farbod Shokrieh (Cornell), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, Faithful Tropicalization of Abelian Varieties 9:30 - 10:00 Qingyun Wang (Toronto), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, Regularity property and actions with the weak tracial Rokhlin property 10:00 - 10:30 Break, Ballroom Foyer 10:30 - 11:30 Miroslav Lovric (McMaster), Plenary Speaker, What Everyone is Talking About: Math for the 21st Century, Ballroom East 11:30 - 12:30 Askold Khovanskii (Toronto), Jeffery-Williams Prize and Lecture, Algebraic geometry, Newton polyhedra and Newton--Okounkov bodies, Ballroom East 12:30 - 14:30 CMS Math Competitions Committee, Hunter Room 14:00 - 14:30 Susan Cooper (North Dakota), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory 14:00 - 14:30 Graham Denham (Western), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 14:00 - 14:30 Kyle Hambrook (UBC), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture 14:00 - 14:30 Cody Hyndman (Concordia), Financial Mathematics 14:00 - 14:30 Ali Khanafer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Dynamics of Biological Systems 14:00 - 14:30 Miroslav Lovric and Chantal Buteau [Joint] (McMaster and Brock), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century — Rethinking Curriculum : Introduction 14:00 - 14:30 Israel Sigal (Toronto), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 14:00 - 14:30 Matt Wiersma (Waterloo), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, C*-norms for tensor products of discrete group C*-algebras 14:00 - 15:00 Tal Dagan (University of Kiel), Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes, Phylogenomic networks reveal trends and barriers to lateral gene transfer during microbial evolution 14:00 - 15:00 Philipp Hieronymi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Model Theory, Expansions of the ordered additive group of real numbers by two discrete subgroups 14:00 - 15:00 Men Fai Lim (Toronto), Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry 14:00 - 15:00 Xiangwen Zhang (Columbia), Differential Geometry, Minkowski formulae and Alexandrov's theorems in spacetimes 14:30 - 15:00 Alexei Cheviakov (Saskatchewan), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear Equations for Finite-Amplitude Wave Propagation in Fiber-Reinforced Hyperelastic Media 14:30 - 15:00 Eric Foxall (Victoria), Dynamics of Biological Systems 14:30 - 15:00 Frédéric Gourdeau (Laval), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Mathematics, technology and curriculum: a complex interaction 14:30 - 15:00 Christopher Manon (George Mason University), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 14:30 - 15:00 Paolo Mantero (UC Riverside), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, On a conjecture by G. V. Chudnovsky 14:30 - 15:00 Chris Ramsey (Virginia), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, The semicrossed product algebra of a dynamical system 14:30 - 15:00 Anatoliy Swishchuk (Calgary), Financial Mathematics, Volatility Derivatives: History, Ideas and Developments 14:30 - 15:00 Baris Ugurcan (Western), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Whitney-type Problems and Haar Expansions on the Sierpinski Gasket 15:00 - 15:30 Break, Ballroom Foyer 15:30 - 16:00 Daniel Brown (Waterloo), Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes, Fast algorithms for phylogenetic reconstruction of aligned sequeneces 15:30 - 16:00 Luca Chiantini (Siena), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, On the representation of general forms 15:30 - 16:00 Trubee Davison (University of Colorado), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture 15:30 - 16:00 Doug Farenick (Regina), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, Expectation and Bayes rule with quantum random variables 15:30 - 16:00 Nadia Hardy (Concordia), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, 1939 – 2014: Can the mathematics undergraduate curriculum catch up? (*) 15:30 - 16:00 Lisa Jeffrey (Toronto), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 15:30 - 16:00 Alexey Kuznetsov (York), Financial Mathematics, Examples of maturity randomization in Levy-driven models 15:30 - 16:00 Irena Papst (McMaster), Dynamics of Biological Systems 15:30 - 16:00 Dmitry Pelinovsky (McMaster), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, Orbital stability of periodic waves and black solitons in the cubic defocusing NLS equation 15:30 - 16:00 Alex Rennet (Toronto), Model Theory 15:30 - 16:00 Jonathan Sands (University of Vermont), Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Zeta-functions and Finiteness of the Number of Ideal Classes in Quaternion Orders 15:30 - 16:30 William Wylie (Syracuse), Differential Geometry, Positive weighted sectional curvature 16:00 - 16:30 Gino Biondini (University of Buffalo), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 16:00 - 16:30 Weilong Hao (Wayne State University), Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes, Estimating evolutionary rates of discrete characters, and its application on genome evolution 16:00 - 16:30 Yael Karshon (Toronto), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 16:00 - 16:30 Matthew Luther (McMaster), Model Theory 16:00 - 16:30 Adam Metzler (Wilfired Laurier), Financial Mathematics 16:00 - 16:30 Alessandro Oneto (Stockholm), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, A Waring problem with higher degree terms 16:00 - 16:30 Dora Rosati (McMaster), Dynamics of Biological Systems 16:00 - 16:30 Paul Skoufranis (Texas A&M University), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, Free Probability for Pairs of Faces 16:00 - 16:30 Chester Weatherby (Wilfrid Laurier), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Underprepared for first year Mathematics: Now what? 16:00 - 16:30 Eric Weber (Iowa State University), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Fourier Frames for the Cantor-4 Set 16:00 - 17:00 Antonio Lei (Laval), Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Universal norm of crystalline classes 16:30 - 17:00 David Champredon (McMaster), Dynamics of Biological Systems 16:30 - 17:00 Yuri Cher (Toronto), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, On a class of Generalized Derivative Nonlinear Schr\"odinger Equations 16:30 - 17:00 Chris Eagle (Toronto), Model Theory 16:30 - 17:00 Matthias Franz (Western), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry 16:30 - 17:00 Radhey Gupta (McMaster), Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes 16:30 - 17:00 David Saunders (Waterloo), Financial Mathematics, Lower Tail Independence of Diffusion Hitting Times 16:30 - 17:00 Keith Taylor (Dalhousie), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Groups with essentially a one point dual 16:30 - 17:00 Zach Teitler (Boise State), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, Lower bound for ranks of invariant forms 16:30 - 17:00 Walter Whiteley (York), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Spatial Reasoning and Communication: Core Mathematics Curriculum 16:30 - 17:00 Dilian Yang (Windsor), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 16:30 - 17:30 Marco Gualtieri (Toronto), Differential Geometry 17:00 - 17:30 Hiro Abo (Idaho), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory 17:00 - 17:30 Stefanella Boatto (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 17:00 - 17:30 Joe Campolieti (Wilfired Laurier), Financial Mathematics 17:00 - 17:30 Eric Collins (University of Alaska), Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes 17:00 - 17:30 Adam Dor-On (Waterloo), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, C*-envelopes of tensor algebras arising from Markov chains 17:00 - 17:30 Deguang Han (University of Central Florida), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, Frames, dilations and related problems 17:00 - 17:30 Caroline Junkins (Western), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, The Steinberg basis and the twisted gamma-filtration 17:00 - 17:30 Lindsay Keegan (McMaster), Dynamics of Biological Systems 17:00 - 17:30 Ami Mamolo (UOIT), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, An argument for the unconventional in undergraduate mathematics education 17:00 - 18:00 Bradd Hart (McMaster), Model Theory 17:00 - 18:00 Ernst Kani (Queen's), Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry 17:30 - 18:00 Sarder Mohammed Asaduzzaman (Victoria), Dynamics of Biological Systems, The coexistence or replacement of two subtypes of influenza 17:30 - 18:00 Walter Craig (McMaster), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 17:30 - 18:00 Paul Higgs (McMaster), Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes, Phylogenetic models of bacterial genome evolution incorporating gene insertion and deletion and horizontal gene transfer 17:30 - 18:00 Joel Lemay (Ottawa), Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, Geometric Fock Space Representations of Affine sl(n) and gl(n) 17:30 - 18:00 Jamie Mingo (Queen's), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 17:30 - 18:00 Ashley Nahornick, Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Is Calculus Really Necessary 17:30 - 18:00 Tomasz Szemberg (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, On Sylvester-Gallai Theorem for conics 17:30 - 18:00 József Vass (Waterloo), Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture, On the Exact Convex Hull of IFS Fractals 19:00 - 19:30 Banquet Reception, Art Gallery of Hamilton 19:30 - 22:00 Banquet, Art Gallery of Hamilton Monday December 8 8:00 - 15:30 Registration, Ballroom Foyer 8:00 - 9:00 Laure St. Raymond (École normale supérieure), Plenary Speaker, Ballroom East 9:00 - 9:30 Moshe Adrian (Toronto), Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory, The Local Converse Problem for GL(n,F) 9:00 - 9:30 Laura Broley (Montréal), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Computer Programming and the Ideal Undergraduate Mathematics Program: Some Mathematicians' Perspectives 9:00 - 9:30 Ilijas Farah (York), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 9:00 - 9:30 Sara Faridi (Dalhousie), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, Multigraded Betti Numbers of monomial ideals I 9:00 - 9:30 Patrice Gaillardetz (Concordia), Financial Mathematics 9:00 - 9:30 Tyler Holden (Toronto), Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Generalized Equivariant Cohomology and Stratifications I 9:00 - 9:30 Bryce Morsky (Guelph), Dynamics of Biological Systems 9:00 - 10:00 Romyar Sharifi (Arizona), Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry 9:30 - 10:00 Chantal Buteau (Brock), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Undergraduates Learning Programming for Simulation and Investigation of Mathematics Concepts and Real-World Modelling 9:30 - 10:00 Peter Crooks (Toronto), Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Generalized Equivariant Cohomology and Stratifications II 9:30 - 10:00 Matt Davison (Western), Financial Mathematics, Modeling Energy Spreads with a Novel Mean-reverting Stochastic Process 9:30 - 10:00 Nursel Erey (Dalhousie), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory 9:30 - 10:00 Monica Nevins (Ottawa), Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory, Branching to the derived group of length-one toral supercuspidal representations 9:30 - 10:00 Zhuang Niu (Wyoming), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 9:30 - 10:00 James O'Dwyer (University of Illinois), Dynamics of Biological Systems 10:00 - 10:30 Break, Ballroom Foyer 10:30 - 11:30 Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh), Plenary Speaker, The atmosphere and ocean as two-time-scale systems, Ballroom East 11:30 - 12:30 Xiangwen Zhang (McGill), Doctoral Prize and Lecture, Alexandrov's Uniqueness theorems, Ballroom East 14:00 - 14:30 Almut Burchard (Toronto), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 14:00 - 14:30 Matthew Kennedy (Carleton), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 14:00 - 14:30 Hyejin Ku (York), Financial Mathematics 14:00 - 14:30 Andrey Novoseltsev (Alberta), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Reflections on Increasing Use of Software in Teaching Mathematical Optimization 14:00 - 14:30 Matthew Scott (Waterloo), Dynamics of Biological Systems 14:00 - 14:30 Greg Smith (Queen's), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, Parliaments of polytopes and toric vector bundles 14:00 - 14:30 Alejandra Vicente-Colmenares (Waterloo), Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces 14:00 - 15:00 Clifton Cunningham (Calgary), Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory 14:00 - 15:00 Kumar Murty (Toronto), Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry 14:30 - 15:00 Mo'tassem al-Arydah (Khalifa University), Dynamics of Biological Systems 14:30 - 15:00 Carmen Bruni (UBC), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, The Math Exam/Educational Resources Wiki 14:30 - 15:00 Jeremy Lane (Toronto), Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Convexity and fiber connectedness in integrable systems. 14:30 - 15:00 Kristina Sendova (Western), Financial Mathematics, On a perturbed dual risk model with dependence between inter-gain times and gain sizes 14:30 - 15:00 Ihsan Topaloglu (McMaster), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, Nonlocal attractive-repulsive interaction energies of binary densities 14:30 - 15:00 Maria-Grazia Viola (Lakehead), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 14:30 - 15:00 David Wehlau (RMC and Queen's), Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory, Hilbert Functions of Graded Gorenstein Ideals with an $S_n$-action. 15:00 - 15:30 Break, Ballroom Foyer 15:30 - 16:00 Clay Cressler (Queen's), Dynamics of Biological Systems 15:30 - 16:00 Santo D’Agostino (Brock), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, Creating Mathematics Curricula for the 21st Century 15:30 - 16:00 Dmitry Golovaty (University of Akron), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics 15:30 - 16:00 Kevin Luk (Toronto), Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Logarithmic Courant Algebroids 15:30 - 16:00 Martino Lupini (York), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory, Uniqueness, homogeneity, and universality of the noncommutative Gurarij space 15:30 - 16:00 Roman Makarov (Wilfired Laurier), Financial Mathematics 15:30 - 16:00 Paul Mezo (Carleton), Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory, Twisted endoscopy in the framework of Adams-Barbasch-Vogan 15:30 - 16:30 Dylan Attwell-Duval (McGill), Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Counting cusps for orthogonal Shimura varieties 16:00 - 16:30 Tiziana Giorgi (New Mexico State University), Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics, Field-induced smectic phases in liquid crystals 16:00 - 16:30 Michael Hartz (Waterloo), Operator Algebras and Operator Theory 16:00 - 16:30 Margo Kondratieva (Memorial), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum, On the importance of combining new and old mathematical ideas 16:00 - 16:30 Rogemar S Mamon (Western), Financial Mathematics 16:00 - 16:30 Nicole Mideo (Toronto), Dynamics of Biological Systems 16:00 - 16:30 James Mracek (Toronto), Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Betti Numbers of Symplectic Quotients of Based Loop Groups 16:00 - 16:30 Geo Kam-Fai Tam (McMaster), Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory 16:30 - 17:00 Wilfred Ndifon (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), Dynamics of Biological Systems 16:30 - 17:00 David Poole (Trent), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 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