2014 CMS Winter Meeting

McMaster University, December 5 - 8, 2014

By invitation of the Meeting Committee, there will be sessions in the following areas. The list of speakers is preliminary, and participants interested in delivering a talk in one of the sessions should contact one of the organizers of that session. All scientific sessions will take place at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel. Click Here for a Map

- Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces
- Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry
- Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory
- Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory
- Computability Theory
- Contributed Papers
- Differential Geometry
- Dynamical Systems with Applications in Mathematical Biology
- Dynamics of Biological Systems
- Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
- Financial Mathematics
- Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture
- Geometric Discretization Methods and Adaptivity
- Geometry and Topology of Manifolds in Low-Dimensions
- Graduate Student Research Presentations
- Integrable Systems: Recent Developments
- Model Theory
- Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics
- Operator Algebras and Operator Theory
- Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes
- Recent Advances in Variational Analysis and Linear Optimization
- Stochastic Models and Applications
- Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses
- Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry
- Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum

Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces | |

Org: Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo) and Steven Rayan (Toronto) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Peter Crooks (Toronto) | |

Tyler Holden (Toronto) | |

Jeremy Lane (Toronto) | |

Kevin Luk (Toronto) | |

James Mracek (Toronto) | |

Nikita Nikolaev (Toronto) | |

Daniel Rowe (Toronto) | |

Alan Thompson (Waterloo), Degenerations of Plane Sextics | |

Alejandra Vicente-Colmenares (Waterloo) | |

Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry | |

Org: Manfred Kolster (McMaster) | |

Sunday December 7 | |

9:00 - 10:00 | Sujatha Ramdorai (UBC) |

14:00 - 15:00 | Al Weiss (Alberta) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Men Fai Lim (Toronto) |

16:00 - 17:00 | Antonio Lei (Laval) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Ernst Kani (Queen's) |

17:30 - 18:00 | Jonathan Sands (University of Vermont) |

Monday December 8 | |

9:00 - 10:00 | Romyar Sharifi (Arizona) |

14:00 - 15:00 | Kumar Murty (Toronto) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Soroosh Yazdani (Google) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Dylan Attwell-Duval (McGill), Counting cusps for orthogonal Shimura varieties |

16:30 - 17:30 | John Voigt (Dartmouth) |

Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory | |

Org: Moshe Adrian (Toronto) | |

Monday December 8 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Moshe Adrian (Toronto), The Local Converse Problem for GL(n,F) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Monica Nevins (Ottawa), Branching to the derived group of length-one toral supercuspidal representations |

14:00 - 15:00 | Clifton Cunningham (Calgary) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Paul Mezo (Carleton) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Geo Kam-Fai Tam (McMaster) |

16:30 - 17:30 | Hugo Chapdelaine (Laval) |

Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory | |

Org: Tony Geramita (Queen's & Genoa) and Adam Van Tuyl (Lakehead) | |

Saturday December 6 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Juan Migliore (Notre Dame), Secant varieties to the varieties of reducible hypersurfaces |

14:30 - 15:00 | Yong Su Shin (Sungshin Women's University), The Minimal Free Graded Resolution of A Star-Configuration in $\mathbb P^n$ |

15:30 - 16:00 | Tai Ha (Tulane), Algebraic invariants of fiber products |

16:00 - 16:30 | Jennifer Biermann (Mt. Holyoke) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Enrico Carlini (Monash) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Mats Boij (KTH), Cones of Hilbert Functions |

17:30 - 18:00 | Sarah Mayes (Quest) |

Sunday December 7 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Brian Harbourne (Nebraska) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Elena Guardo (Catania) |

14:00 - 14:30 | Susan Cooper (North Dakota) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Paolo Mantero (UC Riverside) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Luca Chiantini (Siena), On the representation of general forms |

16:00 - 16:30 | Alessandro Oneto (Stockholm) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Zach Teitler (Boise State), Lower bound for ranks of invariant forms |

17:00 - 17:30 | Hiro Abo (Idaho) |

17:30 - 18:00 | Tomas Szemberg (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny) |

Monday December 8 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Sara Faridi (Dalhousie) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Nursel Erey (Dalhousie) |

14:00 - 14:30 | Greg Smith (Queen's) |

14:30 - 15:00 | David Wehlau (RMC and Queen's) |

Computability Theory | |

Org: Peter Cholak (Notre Dame) and Barbara Csima (Waterloo) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Eric Astor (Chicago), Asymptotic density, immunity, and randomness | |

David Belanger (Cornell) | |

Mingzhong Cai (Wisconsin-Madison), The join property and low$_2$ r.e.\ degrees | |

Douglas Cenzer (Florida), Algorithmically random functions and effective capacity | |

Ellen Chih (California - Berkeley), Splittings and computably enumerable sets | |

Damir Dzhafarov (Connecticut), Computable, uniform, and strong reductions | |

Valentina Harizanov (The George Washington University), Interaction of computability theory and computable algebra | |

Matthew Harrison-Trainor (California – Berkeley), Independence in computable algebra | |

Denis Hirschfeldt (Chicago), Homogeneous sets for colorings of $\mathbb N$ | |

Gregory Igusa (Notre Dame), Cohen 1-generics and the finite intersection principle | |

Iskander Kalimullin (Kazan Federal University), Index sets and enumerability of families | |

Julia Knight (Notre Dame), Comparing two versions of the reals using computability | |

Karen Lange (Wellesley College), Classifying $\mathcal{D}$-maximal sets | |

Steffen Lempp (Wisconsin – Madison), Kalimullin pairs and definability in the enumeration degrees | |

Andrew Marks (Caltech), Poly-time Turing reducibility is universal | |

Alexander Melnikov (California – Berkeley), Torsion-free abelian groups and infinite divisibility | |

Keng Meng (Selwyn) Ng (Nanyang Technological University), Diamond embeddings and minimal pairs in the r.e. truth table degrees | |

Christopher Porter (Florida), Initial segment complexity and randomness for computable measures | |

Jan Reimann (Penn State), Algorithmically random point processes | |

Noah Schweber (California – Berkeley), Computability and structures in generic extensions | |

Linda Westrick (Connecticut) | |

Contributed Papers | |

Org: Jamie Foster (McMaster) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Michael Cavers (Calgary), Rewiring dynamics on directed graphs | |

Douglas Henrich (Iroquois Ridge High School), Mathematical Ethics: Values, Valences and Virtues | |

Mohammad Alamgir Hossain (Memorial), Numerical modelling of the nonhydrostatic mesoscale stratified flows | |

Ethan McCarthy (Wisconsin—Madison), Counting periodic billiard paths on some tessellating polygons | |

Schehrazad Selmane (University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria), Forecast of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Incidence using Temperature | |

Wenjing Zhang (York), Rich dynamical behaviors arise in a 2-dimensional disease model with convex incidence | |

Differential Geometry | |

Org: Benoit Charbonneau (Waterloo), Spiro Karigiannis (Waterloo) and McKenzie Wang (McMaster) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Ailana Fraser (UBC) | |

Marco Gualtieri (Toronto) | |

Jacques Hurtubise (McGill) | |

Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo) | |

Frédéric Rochon (UQAM) | |

Reza Seyyadali (Waterloo) | |

William Wylie (Syracuse) | |

Xiangwen Zhang (Columbia), Minkowski formulae and Alexandrov's theorems in spacetimes | |

Dynamical Systems with Applications in Mathematical Biology | |

Org: Hermann Eberl (Guelph) and Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Jacques Belair (Montreal) | |

Fred Brauer (UBC), Some simple nosocomial disease transmission models | |

Pietro-Luciano Buono (UOIT) | |

Sue Ann Campbell (Waterloo), Mean Field Analysis of Networks of Neurons | |

Yuming Chen (Wilfrid Laurier), The global stability of an SIRS model with infection age | |

Guihong Fan (Columbus State), The Bifurcation Study of 1:2 Resonance in a Delayed System of Two Coupled Neurons | |

Hongbin Guo (Public Health Agency of Canada) | |

Tony Humphries (McGill), Modelling myelopoiesis with state-dependent delay differential equations | |

Silvana Ilie (Ryerson) | |

Kunquan Lan (Ryerson), Diffusive logistic models with harvesting rate functions | |

Bill Langford (Guelph) | |

Victor LeBlanc (Ottawa), Lattice symmetry breaking perturbations for spiral waves | |

Michael Li (Alberta) | |

Xinzhi Liu (Waterloo), A generalized invariance principle for infectious disease models with switching and pulse control | |

Felicia Magpantay (University of Michigan), Fitting models of imperfect vaccines to pertussis incidence data | |

Connell McCluskey (Wilfrid Laurier), Disease Models with Immigration | |

Robert Smith? (Ottawa), Can mathematics change the world? Insights into policy changes using HPV modelling as an example | |

Peter Stechlinski (Waterloo), Control strategies for a seasonal model of chikungunya disease | |

Lin Wang (UNB), Biological systems with multiple stable states | |

Marion Weedermann (Dominican), Optimization of biogas production in a model for anaerobic digestion | |

Jianhong Wu (York) | |

Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial), Propagation Phenomena for A Reaction and Diffusion Model with Seasonal Succession | |

Huaiping Zhu (York) | |

Xingfu Zou (Western), Budding vs lysis---- on viral release strategies in virus replication | |

Dynamics of Biological Systems | |

Org: Ben Bolker and Jonathan Dushoff (McMaster) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Mo'tassem al-Arydah (Khalifa University) | |

Sarder Mohammed Asaduzzaman (Victoria) | |

Marie Auger-Méthé (Alberta) | |

David Champredon (McMaster) | |

Clay Cressler (Queen's) | |

Eric Foxall (Victoria) | |

Tarik Gouhier (Northeastern University), Coral disease dynamics under environmental change | |

Xi Huo (Ryerson) | |

Xingpeng Jiang (Drexel) | |

Lindsay Keegan (McMaster) | |

Ali Khanafer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) | |

Bernhard Konrad (UBC) | |

Nicole Mideo (Toronto) | |

Bryce Morsky (Guelph) | |

Wilfred Ndifon (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences) | |

James O'Dwyer (University of Illinois) | |

Irena Papst (McMaster) | |

Sébastien Portalier (McGill) | |

Dora Rosati (McMaster) | |

Matthew Scott (Waterloo) | |

Katherine Scranton (Yale) | |

Alexandra Teslya (McMaster) | |

Steve Walker (McMaster) | |

Yanyu Xiao (Alberta) | |

Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics | |

Org: Francis Poulin (Waterloo) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Jahrul Alam (Memorial) | |

Gualtiero Badin (University of Hamburg) | |

Walter Craig (McMaster) | |

Serge D'Alessio (Waterloo) | |

Michael Dunphy (Waterloo) | |

Liv Herdman (Stanford) | |

Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster) | |

Paul Kushner (Toronto) | |

Kevin Lamb (Waterloo) | |

Francis Poulin (Waterloo) | |

Marek Stastna (Waterloo), Swimming Plankton: Limit cycles and the effect of intrinsic vs extrinsic noise | |

Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh), Interactions between near-inertial waves and mean flow in the ocean | |

Michael Waite (Waterloo) | |

Financial Mathematics | |

Org: Minsuk Kwak and Traian Pirvu (McMaster) | |

Sunday December 7 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Bruno Remillard (HEC Montreal) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alex Badescu (University du Quebec a Montreal) |

14:00 - 14:30 | Cody Hyndman (Concordia) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Anatoliy Swishchuk (Calgary), Volatility Derivatives: History, Ideas and Developments |

15:30 - 16:00 | Alexey Kuznetsov (York), Examples of maturity randomization in Levy-driven models |

16:00 - 16:30 | Adam Metzler (Wilfired Laurier) |

16:30 - 17:00 | David Saunders (Waterloo) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Joe Campolieti (Wilfired Laurier) |

Monday December 8 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Patrice Gaillardetz (Concordia) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Matt Davison (Western), Modeling Energy Spreads with a Novel Mean-reverting Stochastic Process |

14:00 - 14:30 | Hyejin Ku (York) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Kristina Sendova (Western) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Roman Makarov (Wilfired Laurier) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Rogemar S Mamon (Western) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Mark Ressor (Western) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Sebastian Jaimungal (Toronto), A Mean-Field Gama Approach To Optimal Execution |

Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture | |

Org: Jean Pierre Gabardo (McMaster) and Chun-Kit Lai (San Francisco State University) | |

Saturday December 6 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Chun-Kit Lai (San Francisco State University), Fuglede's and generalized Fuglede's conjecture on ${\mathbb R}^1$ |

14:30 - 15:00 | Dorin Dutkay (University of Central Florida), Tiling and scaling properties of spectra of fractals |

15:30 - 16:00 | Kathryn Hare (Waterloo), Hausdorff and packing measures of balanced Cantor sets |

16:00 - 16:30 | Franklin Mendivil (Acadia) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Eva Curry (Acadia) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Palle Jorgensen (University of Iowa), Representation theoretic questions connected to the spectral/tile question. |

17:30 - 18:00 | Steen Pedersen (Wright State University) |

Sunday December 7 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Mihalis Kolountzakis (University of Crete) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alex Iosevich (Rochester University) |

14:00 - 14:30 | Kyle Hambrook (UBC) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Baris Ugurcan (Western) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Trubee Davison (University of Colorado) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Eric Weber (Iowa State University), Fourier Frames for the Cantor-4 Set |

16:30 - 17:00 | Keith Taylor (Dalhousie) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Deguang Han (University of Central Florida), Frames, dilations and related problems |

17:30 - 18:00 | József Vass (Waterloo), On the Exact Convex Hull of IFS Fractals |

Geometric Discretization Methods and Adaptivity | |

Org: Marc Laforest (École Polytechnique de Montréal) and Gantumur Tsogtgerel (McGill) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Harbir Antil (George Mason), Optimal control of a free boundary problem | |

Gerard Awanou (University of Illinois Chicago), Analysis of numerical methods for the Monge-Amp\`ere equation | |

Alexander Bihlo (Memorial) | |

Anil Hirani (University of Illinois Urbana-Champain) | |

Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster) | |

Scott MacLachlan (Memorial) | |

Ari Stern (University of Washington St Louis) | |

Andy Wan (McGill) | |

Kris Van Der Zee (Nottingham) | |

Geometry and Topology of Manifolds in Low-Dimensions | |

Org: Hans U. Boden (McMaster) and Liam Watson (Glasgow) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Nima Anvari (McMaster) | |

John Baldwin (Boston College), A refinement of the Ozsvath-Szabo contact invariant | |

Dror Bar-Natan (Toronto) | |

Steve Boyer (UQAM) | |

Francois Charette (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics), Quantum homology of orientable Lagrangian surfaces | |

Chris Cornwell (UQAM) | |

Andrew Donald (Michigan State) | |

David Duncan (Michigan State) | |

Joshua Greene (Boston College) | |

Eric Harper (McMaster) | |

Matt Hedden (Michigan State) | |

Alyson Hildum (McMaster) | |

Cagatay Kutluhan (Buffalo) | |

Adam Levine (Princeton) | |

Johanna Mangahas (Buffalo) | |

Dale Rolfsen (UBC), Generalized torsion in knot groups | |

Daniel Ruberman (Brandeis) | |

Peter Samuelson (Toronto), Character varieties and a deformed peripherial map | |

Graduate Student Research Presentations | |

Org: Irena Papst and Adrien Thierry (McMaster) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Ali Ghasemi (McMaster) | |

Spencer Hunt (McMaster) | |

Tyler Meadows (McMaster) | |

Sergei Melkoumian (McMaster) | |

Athinthra Sethurajan (McMaster) | |

Yusuke Shimabukuro (McMaster) | |

Peter Sinclair (McMaster) | |

Adrien Thierry (McMaster) | |

Integrable Systems: Recent Developments | |

Org: Stephen Anco (Brock) and Dmitry Pelinovsky (McMaster) | |

Saturday December 6 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Dmitry Korotkin (Concordia) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Vasilisa Shramchenko (Sherbrooke), Poncelet theorem and Painlevé VI |

15:30 - 16:00 | Thomas Wolf (Brock) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Alexander Odesski (Brock), Non-homogeneous systems of hydrodynamic type possessing Lax representations |

16:30 - 17:00 | Danilo Riglioni (Montréal) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Masoumeh Sajedi (Montréal) |

17:30 - 18:00 | Xiangke Chang (Saskatchewan) |

Model Theory | |

Org: Omar Sanchez and Patrick Speissegger (McMaster) | |

Saturday December 6 | |

14:00 - 15:00 | Rahim Moosa (Waterloo) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Ronnie Nagloo (City University of New York) |

16:00 - 16:30 | James Freitag (California, Berkeley) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Jana Marikova (Western Illinois) |

17:00 - 18:00 | Maryanthe Malliaris (Chicago) |

Sunday December 7 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Athipat Thamrongthanyalak (Ohio State) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Sanjay Patel (McMaster) |

14:00 - 15:00 | Philipp Hieronymi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Expansions of the ordered additive group of real numbers by two discrete subgroups |

15:30 - 16:00 | Alex Rennet (Toronto) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Matthew Luther (McMaster) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Chris Eagle (Toronto) |

17:00 - 18:00 | Bradd Hart (McMaster) |

Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics | |

Org: Stan Alama and Lia Bronsard (McMaster) | |

Saturday December 6 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Robert McCann (Toronto), The spectrum for a family of fourth order diffusions near the self-similar attractor |

14:30 - 15:00 | Vitali Vougalter (University of Cape Town), Existence of stationary solutions for some nonlocal reaction-diffusion equations |

15:30 - 16:00 | Robert L Jerrard (Toronto) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Marina Chugnova (Claremont Graduate University) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Bernardo Galvao-Sousa (Toronto), Accelerating Fronts in Semilinear Wave Equations |

17:00 - 17:30 | Andres Contreras (Fields) |

17:30 - 18:00 | Qi Gao (National Taiwan University), Symmetric vortices of two-component Ginzburg-Landau system |

Sunday December 7 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Israel Sigal (Toronto) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Alexei Cheviakov (Saskatchewan) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Dmitry Pelinovsky (McMaster), Orbital stability of periodic waves and black solitons in the cubic defocusing NLS equation |

16:00 - 16:30 | Gino Biondini (University of Buffalo) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Yuri Cher (Toronto) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Stefanella Boatto (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) |

17:30 - 18:00 | Walter Craig (McMaster) |

Monday December 8 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Almut Burchard (Toronto) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Ihsan Topaloglu (McMaster), Nonlocal attractive-repulsive interaction energies of binary densities |

15:30 - 16:00 | Dmitry Golovaty (University of Akron) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Tiziana Giorgi (New Mexico State University), Field-induced smectic phases in liquid crystals |

16:30 - 17:00 | Mary Pugh (Toronto), Special Solutions in Smectic Electroconvection |

17:00 - 17:30 | Xavier Lamy (McMaster and University of Lyon), Uniaxial symmetry and `biaxial escape' in nematic liquid crystals |

Operator Algebras and Operator Theory | |

Org: Ken Davidson (Waterloo) and Matthew Kennedy (Carleton) | |

Saturday December 6 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Marcelo Laca (Victoria) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Raphael Clouatre (Waterloo) |

15:30 - 16:00 | George Elliott (Toronto) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Adam Fuller (Nebraska) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Yanli Song (Toronto) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Martin Argerami (Regina) |

Sunday December 7 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Laurent Marcoux (Waterloo) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Qingyun Wang (Toronto) |

14:00 - 14:30 | Matt Wiersma (Waterloo), C*-norms for tensor products of discrete group C*-algebras |

14:30 - 15:00 | Chris Ramsey (Virginia) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Doug Farenick (Regina) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Paul Skoufranis (Texas A&M University), Free Probability for Pairs of Faces |

16:30 - 17:00 | Dilian Yang (Windsor) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Adam Dor-On (Waterloo), C*-envelopes of tensor algebras arising from Markov chains |

17:30 - 18:00 | Jamie Mingo (Queen's) |

Monday December 8 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ilijas Farah (York) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Zhuang Niu (Wyoming) |

14:00 - 14:30 | Matthew Kennedy (Carleton) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Maria-Grazia Viola (Lakehead) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Martino Lupini (York) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Michael Hartz (Waterloo) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Vladimir Troitsky (Alberta) |

Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes | |

Org: Paul Higgs and Ralph Pudritz (McMaster) | |

Sunday December 7 | |

9:00 - 10:00 | Yuri Wolf (National Center for Biotechnology Information, Maryland), Turbulent genomes: quantification of gene acquisition, loss and displacement in prokaryotes |

14:00 - 15:00 | Tal Dagan (University of Kiel) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Daniel Brown (Waterloo), Fast algorithms for phylogenetic reconstruction of aligned sequeneces |

16:00 - 16:30 | Weilong Hao (Wayne State University), Estimating evolutionary rates of discrete characters, and its application on genome evolution |

16:30 - 17:00 | Radhey Gupta (McMaster) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Eric Collins (University of Alaska) |

17:30 - 18:00 | Paul Higgs (McMaster), Phylogenetic models of bacterial genome evolution incorporating gene insertion and deletion and horizontal gene transfer |

Recent Advances in Variational Analysis and Linear Optimization | |

Org: Antoine Deza (McMaster) and Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Abdo Alfakih (Windsor), A New Semidefinite Farkas lemma and the dimensional rigidity of bar frameworks | |

Heinz Bauschke (UBC) | |

Yuen-Lam (Vris) Cheung (Waterloo), Efficient and Accurate Solutions for Linear Programs with Bound Constraints | |

Ahad Dehghani (McGill), A Primal-Dual Regularized Interior-Point Method for Semidefinite Programming | |

Antoine Deza (McMaster), On the polynomial Hirsch conjecture and its continuous analogue | |

Yichuan (Daniel) Ding (UBC), An Overloaded Bipartite Queueing System with Scoring-Based Priority Rules | |

Warren Hare (UBC), Numerical Variational Analysis | |

Michael Metel (McMaster), Chance Constrained Optimization for Parimutuel Horse Race Betting | |

Walaa Moursi (UBC) | |

Bartosz Protas (McMaster), Probing Fundamental Bounds in Hydrodynamics Using Variational Optimization Methods | |

Hristo Sendov (Western), Loci of complex polynomials | |

Shawn Xianfu Wang (UBC) | |

Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo), Coordinate Shadows of Semi-definite and Euclidean Distance Matrix Completions | |

Yuriy Zinchenko (Calgary), On a shortest 2-path problem | |

Stochastic Models and Applications | |

Org: Shui Feng (McMaster) and Bruno Remillard (HEC Montreal) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Louigi Addario-Berry (McGill) | |

Louis-Pierre Arguin (Montreal), Probabilistic approach for the maxima of the Riemann Zeta function on the critical line | |

Raluca Balan (Ottawa), Intermittency for the stochastic wave and heat equations with fractional noise in time | |

Phelim Boyle (Wilfrid Laurier), Beyond Perron Frobenius | |

Donald A. Dawson (Carleton), Random walk, percolation and branching systems on the hierarchical group | |

Stefano Favaro (University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto) | |

Fred Hoppe (McMaster) | |

Michael Kouritzin (Alberta) | |

Rafal Kulik (Ottawa) | |

Deli Li (Lakehead), A Characterization of a New Type of Strong Law of Large Numbers | |

Neal Madras (York), Random 312-Avoiding Permutations | |

Don L. McLeish (Waterloo) | |

Clarence Simard (HEC Montreal), General model for limit order book and market orders | |

Wei Sun (Concordia), New criteria for Hunt’s hypothesis (H) of Levy processes | |

Xiaowen Zhou (Concordia) | |

Youzhou Zhou (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law) | |

Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses | |

Org: Shay Fuchs and Jaimal Thind (Toronto) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

Steve Furino (Waterloo) | |

Bernardo Galvao-Sousa (Toronto) | |

Dale Garraway (Eastern Washington University), The role of Structure in an introduction to proofs course. | |

Patrick Rault (SUNY Geneseo) | |

Daniel Solow (Case Western Reserve University), What an Ideal Transition Course Should (and Should Not) Be...in My Opinion | |

Jaimal Thind and Shay Fuchs [Joint] (Toronto), Once we teach, what do we ask? | |

Maria Wesslen (Toronto) | |

Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry | |

Org: Eric Katz (Waterloo) and Jessie Yang (McMaster) | |

Saturday December 6 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Askold Khovanskii (Toronto) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Kalle Karu (UBC), Non-finitely generated Cox rings |

16:00 - 16:30 | Dave Anderson (IMPA) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Charles Doran (Alberta) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Hugh Thomas (UNB) |

17:30 - 18:00 | Kael Dixon (McGill) |

Sunday December 7 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Dustin Cartwright (Yale) |

9:30 - 10:00 | Farbod Shokrieh (Cornell), Faithful Tropicalization of Abelian Varieties |

14:00 - 14:30 | Graham Denham (Western) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Christopher Manon (George Mason University) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Lisa Jeffrey (Toronto) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Yael Karshon (Toronto) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Matthias Franz (Western) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Caroline Junkins (Western) |

17:30 - 18:00 | Joel Lemay (Ottawa) |

Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum | |

Org: Chantal Buteau (Brock) and Miroslav Lovric (McMaster) | |

Schedule to be determined | |

PANEL DISCUSSION: Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Nadia Hardy, Dragana Martinovic, Yvan St-Aubin [Panel] (Brock, Concordia, Windsor, and Montreal), PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the mathematics we ‘should’ teach and the pedagogy we ‘should’ use in this XXIst Century? | |

Laura Broley (Montréal), Computer Programming and the Ideal Undergraduate Mathematics Program: Some Mathematicians' Perspectives | |

Carmen Bruni (UBC), The Math Exam/Educational Resources Wiki | |

Chantal Buteau (Brock), Undergraduates Learning Programming for Simulation and Investigation of Mathematics Concepts and Real-World Modelling | |

Santo D’Agostino (Brock), Creating Mathematics Curricula for the 21st Century | |

Frédéric Gourdeau (Laval), Mathematics, technology and curriculum: a complex interaction | |

Nadia Hardy (Concordia), 1939 – 2014: Can the mathematics undergraduate curriculum catch up? (*) | |

Margo Kondratieva (Memorial), On the importance of combining new and old mathematical ideas | |

Miroslav Lovric and Chantal Buteau [Joint] (McMaster and Brock), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century — Rethinking Curriculum : Introduction | |

Ami Mamolo (UOIT), An argument for the unconventional in undergraduate mathematics education | |

Ashley Nahornick, Is Calculus Really Necessary | |

Andrey Novoseltsev (Alberta), Reflections on Increasing Use of Software in Teaching Mathematical Optimization | |

David Poole (Trent), Flattening the Mathematics Curriculum | |

Chester Weatherby (Wilfrid Laurier), Underprepared for first year Mathematics: Now what? | |

Walter Whiteley (York), Spatial Reasoning and Communication: Core Mathematics Curriculum |