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) | |

Monday December 8 (Buchanan Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Tyler Holden (Toronto), Generalized Equivariant Cohomology and Stratifications I |

9:30 - 10:00 | Peter Crooks (Toronto), Generalized Equivariant Cohomology and Stratifications II |

14:00 - 14:30 | Alejandra Vicente-Colmenares (Waterloo), Stable co-Higgs bundles over $\mathbb{P}^1 \times\mathbb{P}^1$. |

14:30 - 15:00 | Jeremy Lane (Toronto), Convexity and fiber connectedness in integrable systems. |

15:30 - 16:00 | Kevin Luk (Toronto), Logarithmic Courant Algebroids |

16:00 - 16:30 | James Mracek (Toronto), Betti Numbers of Symplectic Quotients of Based Loop Groups |

17:00 - 17:30 | Alan Thompson (Waterloo), Degenerations of Plane Sextics |

17:30 - 18:00 | Nikita Nikolaev (Toronto), Spectral Networks and Moduli of Flat Connections |

18:00 - 18:30 | Daniel Rowe (Toronto), Lusztig Slices in the Affine Grassmannian |

Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry | |

Org: Manfred Kolster (McMaster) | |

Sunday December 7 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 203) | |

9:00 - 10:00 | Al Weiss (Alberta), What is equivariant Iwasawa theory? |

14:00 - 15:00 | Meng Fai Lim (Toronto), Comparing the Iwasawa mu-invariants of Selmer groups |

15:30 - 16:00 | Jonathan Sands (University of Vermont), Zeta-functions and Finiteness of the Number of Ideal Classes in Quaternion Orders |

16:00 - 17:00 | Antonio Lei (Laval), Universal norm of crystalline classes |

17:00 - 18:00 | Ernst Kani (Queen's), Perfect Cuboids and the Box Variety |

Monday December 8 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 203) | |

9:00 - 10:00 | Romyar Sharifi (Arizona), The arithmetic of modular symbols |

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

15:30 - 16:30 | Dylan Attwell-Duval (McGill), Counting cusps for orthogonal Shimura varieties |

16:30 - 17:30 | Soroosh Yazdani (Google), Largest Prime Divisor of terms of EDS |

Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory | |

Org: Moshe Adrian (Toronto) | |

Monday December 8 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 200) | |

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), From the function-sheaf dictionary to quasicharacters of $p$-adic tori |

15:30 - 16:00 | Paul Mezo (Carleton), Twisted endoscopy in the framework of Adams-Barbasch-Vogan |

16:00 - 16:30 | Geo Kam-Fai Tam (McMaster), Endoscopic classification of tame supercuspidal representations of p-adic quasi-split classical groups |

16:30 - 17:30 | Hugo Chapdelaine (Laval), Real analytic Eisenstein series twisted by integral non-discrete unitary characters |

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 (Ballroom West) | |

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), Generalized edge and cover ideals |

16:30 - 17:00 | Enrico Carlini (Monash), On the Waring rank of cubics |

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

Sunday December 7 (Ballroom West) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Brian Harbourne (Nebraska), Survey of recent work on resurgences and the containment problem |

9:30 - 10:00 | Sarah Mayes (Quest), Boij-S\"{o}derberg decompositions of systems of ideals |

14:00 - 14:30 | Susan Cooper (North Dakota), Fat Points, Grids, and Partial Intersections |

14:30 - 15:00 | Paolo Mantero (UC Riverside), On a conjecture by G. V. Chudnovsky |

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

16:00 - 16:30 | Alessandro Oneto (Stockholm), A Waring problem with higher degree terms |

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

17:00 - 17:30 | Hiro Abo (Idaho), Eigenvectors of tensors |

17:30 - 18:00 | Tomasz Szemberg (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny), On Sylvester-Gallai Theorem for conics |

Monday December 8 (Ballroom West) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Sara Faridi (Dalhousie), Multigraded Betti Numbers of monomial ideals I |

9:30 - 10:00 | Nursel Erey (Dalhousie), Multigraded Betti numbers of monomial ideals II |

14:00 - 14:30 | Gregory G. Smith (Queen's), Parliaments of polytopes and toric vector bundles |

14:30 - 15:00 | David Wehlau (RMC and Queen's), Hilbert Functions of Graded Gorenstein Ideals with an $S_n$-action. |

15:30 - 16:00 | Elena Guardo (Catania), On the Hilbert functions of points in $\mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^1$. |

Computability Theory | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Charlton Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Steffen Lempp (Wisconsin – Madison), Kalimullin pairs and definability in the enumeration degrees |

14:30 - 15:00 | Ellen Chih (California - Berkeley), Splittings and computably enumerable sets |

15:30 - 16:00 | Valentina Harizanov (The George Washington University), Interaction of computability theory and computable algebra |

16:00 - 16:30 | Matthew Harrison-Trainor (California – Berkeley), Independence in computable algebra |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alexander Melnikov (California – Berkeley), Torsion-free abelian groups and infinite divisibility |

17:00 - 17:30 | Noah Schweber (California – Berkeley), Computability and structures in generic extensions |

17:30 - 18:00 | Julia Knight (Notre Dame), Comparing two versions of the reals using computability |

18:00 - 18:30 | Mingzhong Cai (Wisconsin-Madison), The join property and low$_2$ r.e.\ degrees |

Sunday December 7 (Charlton Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Jan Reimann (Penn State), Algorithmically random point processes |

9:30 - 10:00 | Christopher Porter (Florida), Initial segment complexity and randomness for computable measures |

14:00 - 14:30 | Douglas Cenzer (Florida), Algorithmically random functions and effective capacity |

14:30 - 15:00 | Eric Astor (Chicago), Asymptotic density, immunity, and randomness |

15:30 - 16:00 | Damir Dzhafarov (Connecticut), Computable, uniform, and strong reductions |

16:00 - 16:30 | Gregory Igusa (Notre Dame), Cohen 1-generics and the finite intersection principle |

16:30 - 17:00 | David Belanger (Cornell), The jump of an ideal of degrees |

17:00 - 17:30 | Linda Westrick (Connecticut), Comparing subshifts in $\mathbb{Z}$ and $\mathbb{Z}^2$ |

17:30 - 18:00 | Denis Hirschfeldt (Chicago), Homogeneous sets for colorings of $\mathbb N$ |

Monday December 8 (Charlton Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Iskander Kalimullin (Kazan Federal University), Index sets and enumerability of families |

9:30 - 10:00 | Karen Lange (Wellesley College), Classifying $\mathcal{D}$-maximal sets |

14:00 - 14:30 | Keng Meng (Selwyn) Ng (Nanyang Technological University), Diamond embeddings and minimal pairs in the r.e. truth table degrees |

14:30 - 15:00 | Andrew Marks (Caltech), Poly-time Turing reducibility is universal |

Contributed Papers | |

Org: Jamie Foster (McMaster) | |

Saturday December 6 (Buchanan Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Mohammad Alamgir Hossain (Memorial), Numerical modelling of the nonhydrostatic mesoscale stratified flows |

14:30 - 15:00 | Lucas Calixto (Ottawa), Equivariant Map Queer Lie Superalgebras |

15:30 - 16:00 | Reese Johnston (University of Wisconsin), Complexity of binary trees of uncountable height |

16:00 - 16:30 | Michael Cavers (Calgary), Rewiring dynamics on directed graphs |

16:30 - 17:00 | Schehrazad Selmane (University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria), Forecast of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Incidence using Temperature |

17:00 - 17:30 | Wenjing Zhang (York), Rich dynamical behaviors arise in a 2-dimensional disease model with convex incidence |

17:30 - 18:00 | Robert Strehl (Ryerson), Efficient stochastic simulation of multiscale reaction-diffusion models |

Sunday December 7 (Buchanan Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Douglas Henrich (Iroquois Ridge High School), Mathematical Ethics: Values, Valences and Virtues |

9:30 - 10:00 | Ethan McCarthy (Wisconsin—Madison), Counting periodic billiard paths on some tessellating polygons |

14:00 - 14:30 | S.M. Ashrafur Rahman (Western), Modelling the impact of early versus late antiretroviral treatment on HIV epidemics |

14:30 - 15:00 | Xiaoying Wang (Western), A two-patch predator-prey model with adaptive habitancy of predators |

15:30 - 16:00 | Greg Doyle (Carleton University), Explicit Evaluation of Double Gauss Sums |

16:00 - 16:30 | Shuntaro Yamagishi (Waterloo), A Generalization of Erd\H{o}s-R\'enyi to $m$-fold sums and differences |

16:30 - 17:00 | Farzad Pourbabaee (McMaster), Assortative Configuration Graphs |

Differential Geometry | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Ferguson Room) | |

14:00 - 15:00 | Jacques Hurtubise (McGill), Poisson Surfaces and Integrable Systems |

15:30 - 16:30 | Ailana Fraser (UBC), Uniqueness theorems for free boundary minimal surfaces |

16:30 - 17:30 | Frédéric Rochon (UQAM), A Cheeger-Müller theorem on manifolds with cusps |

17:30 - 18:30 | Reza Seyyadali (Waterloo), Extremal metrics on ruled manifolds |

Sunday December 7 (Ferguson Room) | |

9:00 - 10:00 | Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo), Generalized holomorphic bundles on non-Kaehler elliptic surfaces |

14:00 - 15:00 | Xiangwen Zhang (Columbia), Minkowski formulae and Alexandrov's theorems in spacetimes |

15:30 - 16:30 | William Wylie (Syracuse), Positive weighted sectional curvature |

16:30 - 17:30 | Marco Gualtieri (Toronto), Log symplectic vs generalized complex geometry |

Dynamical Systems with Applications in Mathematical Biology | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Heritage Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Jianhong Wu (York), Mathematics for food-borne disease spread: water chemistry and pathogen cross-contamination dynamics during washing procedures |

14:30 - 15:00 | Marion Weedermann (Dominican), Optimization of biogas production in a model for anaerobic digestion |

15:30 - 16:00 | Robert Smith? (Ottawa), Can mathematics change the world? Insights into policy changes using HPV modelling as an example |

16:00 - 16:30 | Peter Stechlinski (Waterloo), Control strategies for a seasonal model of chikungunya disease |

16:30 - 17:00 | Hongbin Guo (Public Health Agency of Canada), Immigration Disease Models |

17:00 - 17:30 | Felicia Magpantay (University of Michigan), Fitting models of imperfect vaccines to pertussis incidence data |

17:30 - 18:00 | Gergely Rost (University of Szeged), Endemic Bubbles Generated by Delayed Behavioral Response in Epidemic Models |

Sunday December 7 (Heritage Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Sue Ann Campbell (Waterloo), Mean Field Analysis of Networks of Neurons |

9:30 - 10:00 | Guihong Fan (Columbus State), The Bifurcation Study of 1:2 Resonance in a Delayed System of Two Coupled Neurons |

14:00 - 14:30 | Lin Wang (UNB), Biological systems with multiple stable states |

14:30 - 15:00 | Victor LeBlanc (Ottawa), Lattice symmetry breaking perturbations for spiral waves |

15:30 - 16:00 | Xingfu Zou (Western), Budding vs lysis---- on viral release strategies in virus replication |

16:00 - 16:30 | Connell McCluskey (Wilfrid Laurier), Disease Models with Immigration |

16:30 - 17:00 | Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial), Propagation Phenomena for A Reaction and Diffusion Model with Seasonal Succession |

17:00 - 17:30 | Xinzhi Liu (Waterloo), A generalized invariance principle for infectious disease models with switching and pulse control |

17:30 - 18:00 | Yuming Chen (Wilfrid Laurier), The global stability of an SIRS model with infection age |

Monday December 8 (Heritage Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Michael Li (Alberta), Developing a Mathematical Modeling Approach to Public Health Assessment: HIV in China as a Case Study |

9:30 - 10:00 | Fred Brauer (UBC), Some simple nosocomial disease transmission models |

14:00 - 14:30 | Tony Humphries (McGill), Modelling myelopoiesis with state-dependent delay differential equations |

14:30 - 15:00 | Jacques Belair (Montreal), An age-structured model of erythropoiesis with dynamical destruction rate |

15:30 - 16:00 | Bill Langford (Guelph), Huygens' clocks revisited |

16:00 - 16:30 | Huaiping Zhu (York), Bifurcation of limit cycles in predator-prey models, canard cycles and Hilbert's 16th problem |

16:30 - 17:00 | Silvana Ilie (Ryerson), Effective methods for stochastic biochemical kinetics |

17:00 - 17:30 | Pietro-Luciano Buono (UOIT), Symmetry and Bifurcations in First-order Hyperbolic PDEs with Nonlocal Terms Modelling Animal Aggregation |

Dynamics of Biological Systems | |

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

Saturday December 6 (McQuesten Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Sébastien Portalier (McGill), Size-related Effects of Physical Factors on Trophic Interactions |

14:30 - 15:00 | Steve Walker (McMaster) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Marie Auger-Méthé (Alberta), Tackling the challenges of fitting movement models to marine data |

16:00 - 16:30 | Katherine Scranton (Yale), Life history variation and environmental fluctuations jointly shape extinction risk of a population |

16:30 - 17:00 | Tarik Gouhier (Northeastern University), Coral disease dynamics under environmental change |

17:00 - 17:30 | Alexandra Teslya (McMaster), Predator-prey models with distributed delay: numerical exploration |

17:30 - 18:00 | Yanyu Xiao (Alberta), Modeling the effect of human activities on the transmission of vector-borne diseases |

Sunday December 7 (McQuesten Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Xi Huo (Ryerson), An age-structured epidemic disease model with delayed contact tracing |

9:30 - 10:00 | Bernhard Konrad (UBC), Mathematical models to quantify and optimize HIV interventions in British Columbia |

14:00 - 14:30 | Ali Khanafer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Stability of SIS Models over Directed Graphs: A Positive Systems Approach |

14:30 - 15:00 | Eric Foxall (Victoria), Social contact processes and the partner model |

15:30 - 16:00 | Irena Papst (McMaster), (Don’t) Panic! — Modelling changes in human behaviour over the course of an infectious disease outbreak |

16:00 - 16:30 | Dora Rosati (McMaster), Song popularity as a contagious process |

16:30 - 17:00 | David Champredon (McMaster), An agent-based model to disentangle the epidemiology of sexually transmitted co-infections |

17:00 - 17:30 | Lindsay Keegan (McMaster), Analytic calculations of finite-population reproductive numbers |

17:30 - 18:00 | Sarder Mohammed Asaduzzaman (Victoria), The coexistence or replacement of two subtypes of influenza |

Monday December 8 (McQuesten Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Bryce Morsky (Guelph), Homophilic replicator equations |

9:30 - 10:00 | James O'Dwyer (University of Illinois), From Bacterial Phylogenies to Ecological Complexity |

14:00 - 14:30 | Matthew Scott (Waterloo), Using mathematics to untangle mechanism from physiology |

14:30 - 15:00 | Mo'tassem al-Arydah (Khalifa University), Applications of Mathematical Modelling in Managing the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wild Deer |

15:30 - 16:00 | Clay Cressler (Queen's), Disentangling the interaction among energy, immunity, and pathogens |

16:00 - 16:30 | Nicole Mideo (Toronto), Explaining the complex lives of malaria parasites |

16:30 - 17:00 | Wilfred Ndifon (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), Treg:Th ratios and HIV/AIDS progression |

17:00 - 17:30 | Xingpeng Jiang (Drexel), Exploring Microbiome Dynamics by Sparse Vector Autoregessive Modeling |

Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics | |

Org: Francis Poulin (Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 7 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 201) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Gualtiero Badin (University of Hamburg), Hydrodynamic Nambu Brackets derived by Geometric Constraints |

14:30 - 15:00 | Walter Craig (McMaster), Birkhoff normal forms for water waves |

15:30 - 16:00 | Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh), Interactions between near-inertial waves and mean flow in the ocean |

16:00 - 16:30 | Marek Stastna (Waterloo), Swimming Plankton: Limit cycles and the effect of intrinsic vs extrinsic noise |

16:30 - 17:00 | Paul Kushner (Toronto), Decomposing atmospheric planetary waves into standing and travelling components |

17:00 - 17:30 | Liv Herdman (Stanford & Waterloo), Heat balances and thermally-driven lagoon-ocean exchanges on a tropical coral reef system (Moorea, French Polynesia) |

Monday December 8 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 201) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Michael Waite (Waterloo), The spectral kinetic energy budget in dry convective turbulence |

14:30 - 15:00 | Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster), Compressive sampling for energy spectrum estimation of turbulent flows |

15:30 - 16:00 | Michael Dunphy (Waterloo), Internal tide generation with a background shear current |

16:00 - 16:30 | Kevin Lamb (Waterloo), Shoaling Internal Solitary Waves in the South China Sea |

16:30 - 17:00 | Francis Poulin (Waterloo), Simple Models of Oceanic Fronts |

Financial Mathematics | |

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

Sunday December 7 (Adelaide Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Bruno Remillard (HEC Montreal), Option pricing in a discrete time model for the limit order book |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alex Badescu (University du Quebec a Montreal), Derivative pricing with Non-Gaussian GARCH Models and their Diffusion Limits |

14:00 - 14:30 | Cody Hyndman (Concordia), Optimal measure transformation problems for defaultable bonds, futures prices and forward prices |

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), Regulatory Concerns Related to CoCo Bonds - Mathematical Modeling |

16:30 - 17:00 | David Saunders (Waterloo), Lower Tail Independence of Diffusion Hitting Times |

17:00 - 17:30 | Joe Campolieti (Wilfired Laurier), Some functionals for solvable diffusion processes with applications to financial modelling and option pricing |

Monday December 8 (Adelaide Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Patrice Gaillardetz (Concordia), Valuation of Equity-Linked Products in the Presence of Policyholder Surrender Using Risk Measures |

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), On a perturbed dual risk model with dependence between inter-gain times and gain sizes |

15:30 - 16:00 | Roman Makarov (Wilfired Laurier), Modelling Default Risk with Occupation Time |

16:00 - 16:30 | Rogemar S Mamon (Western), Pricing a guaranteed annuity option under correlated and regime-switching risk factors |

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 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 205) | |

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), Hausdorff and packing measures of Cantor sets associated with series |

16:30 - 17:00 | Kyle Hambrook (UBC), Explicit Salem Sets |

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

17:30 - 18:00 | Jason Phillips (Wright State University) |

Sunday December 7 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 205) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Mihalis Kolountzakis (University of Crete), Riesz bases of exponentials for domains that tile multiply with a lattice |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alex Iosevich (Rochester University), Density of spectra and spectral synthesis |

14:00 - 14:30 | József Vass (Waterloo), On the Exact Convex Hull of IFS Fractals |

14:30 - 15:00 | Baris Ugurcan (Western), Whitney-type Problems and Haar Expansions on the Sierpinski Gasket |

15:30 - 16:00 | Trubee Davison (University of Colorado), Generalizing the Kantorovich Metric to Projection Valued Measures: With an Application to IFS |

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

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

17:30 - 18:00 | Eva Curry (Acadia) |

Geometric Discretization Methods and Adaptivity | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 201) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster), A dynamically adaptive wavelet-based method for the shallow water equations on the icosahedral sphere |

14:30 - 15:00 | Kris Van Der Zee (Nottingham), Stable discretization of gradient-flow diffuse-interface models |

15:30 - 16:00 | Scott MacLachlan (Memorial), First-order system Petrov-Galerkin discretization for a singularly perturbed reaction-diffusion problem |

16:00 - 16:30 | Andy Wan (McGill), The multiplier method to construct conservative finite difference schemes for ordinary and partial differential equations |

16:30 - 17:00 | Gerard Awanou (University of Illinois Chicago), Analysis of numerical methods for the Monge-Amp\`ere equation |

17:00 - 17:30 | Harbir Antil (George Mason), Optimal control of a free boundary problem |

Sunday December 7 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 201) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Anil Hirani (University of Illinois Urbana-Champain), New Spaces for DEC |

9:30 - 10:00 | Andy Wan (McGill), Adaptive space-time finite element method for the $p$-curl problem from high temperature superconductivity |

Geometry and Topology of Manifolds in Low-Dimensions | |

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

Saturday December 6 (MacNab Room) | |

14:00 - 15:00 | John Baldwin (Boston College), A refinement of the Ozsvath-Szabo contact invariant |

15:30 - 16:30 | Joshua Greene (Boston College), Strong L-spaces |

16:30 - 17:00 | Cagatay Kutluhan (Buffalo), Sutured ECH is a natural invariant |

17:00 - 17:30 | Andrew Donald (Michigan State), Embedding 3-manifolds smoothly in $S^4$ |

17:30 - 18:00 | Chris Cornwell (UQAM), Conormal tori and knot contact homology |

Sunday December 7 (MacNab Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Daniel Ruberman (Brandeis), Smooth structures on contractible 4-manifolds |

9:30 - 10:00 | Adam Levine (Princeton), Satellite operators and piecewise-linear concordance. |

14:00 - 15:00 | Dror Bar-Natan (Toronto), Tangles, Wheels, Balloons |

15:30 - 16:30 | Johanna Mangahas (Buffalo), Convex cocompactness in right-angled Artin groups |

16:30 - 17:00 | Peter Samuelson (Toronto), Character varieties and a deformed peripherial map |

17:00 - 17:30 | Alyson Hildum (McMaster), Topological 4-manifolds with RAAG fundamental groups |

Monday December 8 (MacNab Room) | |

9:00 - 10:00 | Matt Hedden (Michigan State), Obstructing the existence of algebraic curves in $\mathbb{C}P^2$ with prescribed singularities |

14:00 - 15:00 | David Duncan (Michigan State), From instantons to quilts with seam degenerations |

15:30 - 16:00 | Steve Boyer (UQAM), On the Neumann and Reid conjecture concerning knots with hidden symmetries |

16:00 - 16:30 | Nima Anvari (McMaster), Cyclic Group Actions on Contractible Four-Manifolds |

16:30 - 17:00 | Eric Harper (McMaster), Virtual knots, almost classical knots, and their Alexander invariants |

17:00 - 17:30 | Francois Charette (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics), Quantum homology of orientable Lagrangian surfaces |

Graduate Student Research Presentations | |

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

Monday December 8 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 205) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Spencer Hunt (McMaster), HPV Type Replacement and Spatial Within-Host Modelling |

9:30 - 10:00 | Sergei Melkoumian (McMaster), The Effects of Wakes and Multiple Moving Bodies on Darwinian Drift |

14:00 - 14:30 | Peter Sinclair (McMaster), Computable Axiomatizability of Elementary Classes |

14:30 - 15:00 | Adrien Thierry (McMaster), Inversion factor. |

15:30 - 16:00 | Yusuke Shimabukuro (McMaster), Nonlinear waves in the integrable systems |

16:00 - 16:30 | Athinthra Sethurajan (McMaster), Reconstruction of State-Dependant Material Properties and Its Application in Electrochemical Systems |

16:30 - 17:00 | Ali Ghasemi (McMaster), Simulation of high Reynolds fluid flow through an array of moving cylinders |

17:00 - 17:30 | Zafer Selcuk Aygin (Carleton), Fourier series representations of new classes of eta quotients |

Integrable Systems: Recent Developments | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Adelaide Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Dmitry Korotkin (Concordia), Bergman tau-function and geometry of moduli spaces |

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

15:30 - 16:00 | Thomas Wolf (Brock), Integrability study of breaking-wave equations |

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

16:30 - 17:00 | Danilo Riglioni (Montréal), Superintegrable systems with spin induced by coalgebra symmetry |

17:00 - 17:30 | Masoumeh Sajedi (Montréal), Two-dimensional superintegrable quantum systems with potentials expressed in terms of Painlevé transcendents |

17:30 - 18:00 | Xiangke Chang (Saskatchewan), A generalized nonisospectral Camassa-Holm equation and its multipeakon solutions |

Model Theory | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 200) | |

14:00 - 15:00 | Rahim Moosa (Waterloo), Differential fields with free operators |

15:30 - 16:00 | Ronnie Nagloo (City University of New York), Internality and the Painlevé property for order one equations |

16:00 - 16:30 | James Freitag (California, Berkeley), Varieties and isogeny classes of elliptic curves |

16:30 - 17:00 | Gal Binyamini (Toronto) |

17:00 - 18:00 | Maryanthe Malliaris (Chicago), Saturation of ultrapowers and Keisler's order |

Sunday December 7 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 200) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Athipat Thamrongthanyalak (Ohio State), Continuous Definable Skolem Functions in O-minimal Structures |

9:30 - 10:00 | Sanjay Patel (McMaster), o-minimality for quasi-analytic algebras of functions of one variable |

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 | Jana Marikova (Western Illinois), Measuring definable sets in o-minimal structures |

16:00 - 16:30 | Matthew Luther (McMaster), Instability of Asymptotic Cones of Symmetric Spaces |

16:30 - 17:00 | Chris Eagle (Toronto), Saturation and elementary equivalence of commutative C*-algebras |

17:00 - 18:00 | Bradd Hart (McMaster), Model theory and operator algebras |

Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Beckett Room) | |

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), Existence and uniqueness of minimizers of general least gradient problems |

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

16:30 - 17:00 | Stefanella Boatto (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) |

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 (Beckett Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Lyudmila Korobenko (McMaster), Infinitely degenerate elliptic equations and non doubling metrics |

14:30 - 15:00 | Alexei Cheviakov (Saskatchewan), Nonlinear Equations for Finite-Amplitude Wave Propagation in Fiber-Reinforced Hyperelastic Media |

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), The integrable nature of modulational instability |

16:30 - 17:00 | Yuri Cher (Toronto), On a class of Generalized Derivative Nonlinear Schr\"odinger Equations |

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

17:30 - 18:00 | Walter Craig (McMaster), Birkhoff normal form for wave equation null forms |

Monday December 8 (Beckett Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Almut Burchard (Toronto), Geometric stability of the Coulomb energy |

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

15:30 - 16:00 | Dmitry Golovaty (University of Akron), Solutions of Ginzburg-Landau equations in the presence of weak electric currents |

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 (Ballroom South) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Marcelo Laca (Victoria), von Neumann algebras of strongly connected higher rank graphs |

14:30 - 15:00 | Raphael Clouatre (Waterloo), Duality and peak-interpolation for continuous multipliers of the Drury-Arveson space |

15:30 - 16:00 | George Elliott (Toronto), Recent progress in C*-algebra classification theory |

16:00 - 16:30 | Adam Fuller (Nebraska), Von Neumann Algebras and Extensions of Inverse Semigroups |

16:30 - 17:00 | Yanli Song (Toronto), Localization of fundamental K-homology classes |

17:00 - 17:30 | Martin Argerami (Regina), Classification of finitely generated operator systems |

Sunday December 7 (Ballroom South) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Laurent Marcoux (Waterloo), On selfadjoint extensions of semigroups of partial isometries |

9:30 - 10:00 | Qingyun Wang (Toronto), Regularity property and actions with the weak tracial Rokhlin property |

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

14:30 - 15:00 | Chris Ramsey (Virginia), The semicrossed product algebra of a dynamical system |

15:30 - 16:00 | Doug Farenick (Regina), Expectation and Bayes rule with quantum random variables |

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

16:30 - 17:00 | Dilian Yang (Windsor), Cycline subalgebras of k-graph C*-algebras |

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), Freeness and the Transpose |

Monday December 8 (Ballroom South) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ilijas Farah (York), Model theory of strongly self absorbing C*-algebras |

9:30 - 10:00 | Zhuang Niu (Wyoming), The C*-algebra of a minimal homeomorphism with zero mean dimension |

14:00 - 14:30 | Matthew Kennedy (Carleton), C*-simplicity and the unique trace property for discrete groups |

14:30 - 15:00 | Maria-Grazia Viola (Lakehead), Classification of spatial $L^p$ AF algebras |

15:30 - 16:00 | Martino Lupini (York), Uniqueness, homogeneity, and universality of the noncommutative Gurarij space |

16:00 - 16:30 | Michael Hartz (Waterloo), Nevanlinna-Pick spaces with subnormal multiplication operators |

16:30 - 17:00 | Vladimir Troitsky (Alberta), Multinorms, p-multinorms, and Banach lattices |

17:00 - 17:30 | Kun Wang (Toronto), Equivalence of two Invariants of $\text{C}^*$-algebras with the ideal property |

Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes | |

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

Sunday December 7 (Wellington Room) | |

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), Phylogenomic networks reveal trends and barriers to lateral gene transfer during microbial evolution |

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), A Signature Protein Based In silico Microbial Identification Tool Using Next Generation Sequence Data |

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) | |

Saturday December 6 (York Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo), Coordinate Shadows of Semi-definite and Euclidean Distance Matrix Completions |

14:30 - 15:00 | Bartosz Protas (McMaster), Probing Fundamental Bounds in Hydrodynamics Using Variational Optimization Methods |

15:30 - 16:00 | Yuen-Lam (Vris) Cheung (Waterloo), Efficient and Accurate Solutions for Linear Programs with Bound Constraints |

16:00 - 16:30 | Yichuan (Daniel) Ding (UBC), An Overloaded Bipartite Queueing System with Scoring-Based Priority Rules |

16:30 - 17:00 | Antoine Deza (McMaster), On the polynomial Hirsch conjecture and its continuous analogue |

17:00 - 17:30 | Ahad Dehghani (McGill), A Primal-Dual Regularized Interior-Point Method for Semidefinite Programming |

17:30 - 18:00 | Yuriy Zinchenko (Calgary), On a shortest 2-path problem |

Sunday December 7 (York Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Warren Hare (UBC), Numerical Variational Analysis |

9:30 - 10:00 | Michael Metel (McMaster), Chance Constrained Optimization for Parimutuel Horse Race Betting |

14:00 - 14:30 | Walaa Moursi (UBC), Generalized solutions for the sum of two maximally monotone operators. |

14:30 - 15:00 | Heinz Bauschke (UBC), The Douglas-Rachford Algorithm: Recent Progress |

15:30 - 16:00 | Hristo Sendov (Western), Loci of complex polynomials |

16:00 - 16:30 | Shawn Xianfu Wang (UBC), Weak subdifferentials, rl-density and maximal monotonicity |

16:30 - 17:00 | Abdo Alfakih (Windsor), A New Semidefinite Farkas lemma and the dimensional rigidity of bar frameworks |

Stochastic Models and Applications | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Suite 302) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Donald A. Dawson (Carleton), Random walk, percolation and branching systems on the hierarchical group |

14:30 - 15:00 | Louis-Pierre Arguin (Montreal), Probabilistic approach for the maxima of the Riemann Zeta function on the critical line |

15:30 - 16:00 | Phelim Boyle (Wilfrid Laurier), Beyond Perron Frobenius |

16:00 - 16:30 | Clarence Simard (HEC Montreal), General model for limit order book and market orders |

16:30 - 17:00 | Wei Sun (Concordia), New criteria for Hunt’s hypothesis (H) of Levy processes |

17:00 - 17:30 | Raluca Balan (Ottawa), Intermittency for the stochastic wave and heat equations with fractional noise in time |

17:30 - 18:00 | Rafal Kulik (Ottawa), Heavy tailed time series with extremal independence |

Sunday December 7 (Suite 302) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Neal Madras (York), Random 312-Avoiding Permutations |

9:30 - 10:00 | Louigi Addario-Berry (McGill), Random maps and their cores |

14:00 - 14:30 | Don L. McLeish (Waterloo), Convergence of the Discrete Variance Swap in Time-Homogeneous Diffusion Models |

14:30 - 15:00 | Deli Li (Lakehead), A Characterization of a New Type of Strong Law of Large Numbers |

15:30 - 16:00 | Xiaowen Zhou (Concordia), Some Support Properties of $\Lambda$-Fleming-Viot Processes with Brownian Spatial Motion |

16:00 - 16:30 | Stefano Favaro (University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto), A new tool for nonparametric estimation of species variety with Gibbs-type priors |

16:30 - 17:00 | Youzhou Zhou (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law), Some Large Deviation Principles and Law of Large Numbers for Random Energy Model |

Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 203) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Bernardo Galvao-Sousa (Toronto), Proofs with Clickers |

14:30 - 15:00 | Daniel Solow (Case Western Reserve University), What an Ideal Transition Course Should (and Should Not) Be...in My Opinion |

15:30 - 16:00 | Maria Wesslen (Toronto), Connecting an Introduction to Proofs course with higher level courses |

16:00 - 16:30 | Patrick Rault (SUNY Geneseo), Using inquiry-based learning to teach proofs. |

16:30 - 17:00 | Steve Furino (Waterloo), A Generation of Teaching Proofs |

17:00 - 17:30 | Dale Garraway (Eastern Washington University), The role of Structure in an introduction to proofs course. |

17:30 - 18:00 | Jaimal Thind and Shay Fuchs [Joint] (Toronto), Once we teach, what do we ask? |

Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry | |

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

Saturday December 6 (Durand Room) | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Askold Khovanskii (Toronto), Newton polyhedra and irreducible components of complete intersection |

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), Beyond the determinantal formula of Schubert calculus |

16:30 - 17:00 | Charles Doran (Alberta), K3 fibrations on Calabi-Yau threefolds and Landau-Ginzburg models of Fano threefolds |

17:00 - 17:30 | Hugh Thomas (UNB), Monodromy for the quintic mirror |

17:30 - 18:00 | Kael Dixon (McGill), How black holes give counter-examples to the convexity of the moment map. |

Sunday December 7 (Durand Room) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Dustin Cartwright (Yale), Tree compactifications of the moduli space of genus 0 curves |

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

14:00 - 14:30 | Graham Denham (Western), Coordinate rings of compactified arrangements |

14:30 - 15:00 | Christopher Manon (George Mason University), Toric geometry of moduli spaces of principal bundles on a curve. |

15:30 - 16:00 | Lisa Jeffrey (Toronto), A Hamiltonian circle action on the triple reduced product of coadjoint orbits of SU(3) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Yael Karshon (Toronto), Non-compact symplectic toric manifolds |

16:30 - 17:00 | Matthias Franz (Western), Syzygies in equivariant cohomology for non-abelian Lie groups |

17:00 - 17:30 | Caroline Junkins (Western), The Steinberg basis and the twisted gamma-filtration |

17:30 - 18:00 | Joel Lemay (Ottawa), Geometric Fock Space Representations of Affine sl(n) and gl(n) |

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

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

Sunday December 7 (Ballroom Centre/East) | |

9:00 - 10:00 | Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Nadia Hardy, Dragana Martinovic and Yvan St-Aubin (Brock, Concordia, Windsor, and Montreal), PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the mathematics we ‘should’ teach and the pedagogy we ‘should’ use in this XXIst Century? |

14:00 - 14:30 | Miroslav Lovric and Chantal Buteau (McMaster and Brock), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century — Rethinking Curriculum : Introduction |

14:30 - 15:00 | Frédéric Gourdeau (Laval), Mathematics, technology and curriculum: a complex interaction |

15:30 - 16:00 | Nadia Hardy (Concordia), 1939 – 2014: Can the mathematics undergraduate curriculum catch up? (*) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Chester Weatherby (Wilfrid Laurier), Underprepared for first year Mathematics: Now what? |

16:30 - 17:00 | Walter Whiteley (York), Spatial Reasoning and Communication: Core Mathematics Curriculum |

17:00 - 17:30 | Ami Mamolo (UOIT), An argument for the unconventional in undergraduate mathematics education |

17:30 - 18:00 | Ashley Nahornick, Is Calculus Really Necessary |

Monday December 8 (Ballroom Centre/East) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Laura Broley (Montréal), Computer Programming and the Ideal Undergraduate Mathematics Program: Some Mathematicians' Perspectives |

9:30 - 10:00 | Chantal Buteau (Brock), Undergraduates Learning Programming for Simulation and Investigation of Mathematics Concepts and Real-World Modelling |

14:00 - 14:30 | Andrey Novoseltsev (Alberta), Reflections on Increasing Use of Software in Teaching Mathematical Optimization |

14:30 - 15:00 | Carmen Bruni (UBC), The Math Exam/Educational Resources Wiki |

15:30 - 16:00 | Santo D’Agostino (Brock), Creating Mathematics Curricula for the 21st Century |

16:00 - 16:30 | Margo Kondratieva (Memorial), On the importance of combining new and old mathematical ideas |

16:30 - 17:00 | David Poole (Trent), Flattening the Mathematics Curriculum |