2017 CMS Winter Meeting

Waterloo, December 8 - 11, 2017


Scientific Sessions

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 University of Waterloo.

Algebraic Graph Theory
Org: Chris Godsil (University of Waterloo)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2035)
8:00 - 8:20 Qing Xiang (University of Delaware), The Smith group of the hypercube graph
8:30 - 8:50 Karen Meagher (University of Regina), An Erd\H{o}s-Ko-Rado theorem for 2-Transitive Groups
9:00 - 9:20 Joy Morris (Lethbridge University), Cayley index and Most Rigid Representations (MRRs)
9:30 - 9:50 Michael Tait (Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh), 7 theorems in extremal spectral graph theory
10:00 - 10:20 Hanmeng Zhan (University of Waterloo), Discrete-Time Quantum Walks and Graph Embeddings
16:00 - 16:20 Claude Tardif (Royal Military College, Kingston), Bounding chromatic numbers by solving linear equations
16:30 - 16:50 Matt McGinnis (University of Delaware), The smallest eigenvalues of Hamming and Johnson graphs
17:00 - 17:20 Danny Rorabaugh (Queens University, Kingston), Graph Labelling with Combinatorial Nullstellensatz
17:30 - 17:50 David Wagner (Universityof Waterloo), Results on chromatic polynomials inspired by a correlation inequality of Farr
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2035)
8:00 - 8:20 Bill Martin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Some recent results on Q-polynomial (cometric) association schemes
8:30 - 8:50 Brian Kodalen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Linked Simplices
9:00 - 9:20 Ada Chan (York University), Quantum walks in association schemes
9:30 - 9:50 John Sinkovic (University of Waterloo), The inertia bound of a graph
10:00 - 10:20 Karen Yeats (University of Waterloo), On the $c_2$ invariant of a graph
Analytic Function Spaces
Org: Javad Mashreghi (Laval University)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417)
8:00 - 8:20 Nina Zorboska (University of Manitoba), Unitary weighted composition operators on reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions
8:30 - 8:50 Raphael Clouatre (University of Manitoba), Non-commutative boundaries of multiplier algebras
9:00 - 9:20 Edward Timko (University of Manitoba), A Classification of $n$-tuples of Commuting Isometries
9:30 - 9:50 Gabriel Prajitura (State University of New York), Chaos and entropy in Hilbert Spaces
10:00 - 10:20 Ruhan Zhao (State University of New York), On Berezin type operators and Toeplitz operators
16:00 - 16:20 Paul Gauthier (University of Montreal), Approximation by Random Complex Polynomials and Rational functions
16:30 - 16:50 Richard Fournier (University of Montreal), Remarks on an interpolation formula
17:00 - 17:20 Maxim Burke (University of Prince Edward Island), Comonotone approximation and interpolation by entire functions
17:30 - 17:50 Javad Mashreghi (Laval University), Periodic solutions of linear systems
Analytic Number Theory
Org: Kevin Hare, Wentang Kuo and Yu-Ru Liu (University of Waterloo)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 4045)
8:00 - 8:20 Daniel Fiorilli (University of Ottawa), Low-lying zeros of quadratic Dirichlet $L$-functions: the transition
8:30 - 8:50 Karl Dilcher (Dalhousie University), Derivatives and special values of higher-order Tornheim zeta functions
9:00 - 9:20 Matilde Lalin (University of Montreal), Remarks on the Mahler measure for arbitrary tori
9:30 - 9:50 Tristan Freiberg (University of Waterloo), Variance for primes in arithmetic progression: sparse, sparser,...
10:00 - 10:20 Ram Murty (Queen's University), Hilbert's tenth problem over number fields
16:00 - 16:20 Greg Martin (University of British Columbia), The distribution of the number of subgroups of the multiplicative group
16:30 - 16:50 Alia Hamieh (University of Northern British Columbia), Special Values of L-functions of Hilbert Modular Forms
17:00 - 17:20 Allysa Lumley (York University), Distribution of Values of $L$-functions associated to Hyperelliptic Curves over Function Fields
17:30 - 17:50 John Friedlander (University of Toronto), Twin primes via exceptional characters
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 4045)
8:00 - 8:20 Jonathan Sorenson (Butler University), Open problems related to finding strong pseudoprimes
8:30 - 8:50 Akshaa Vatwani (University of Waterloo), Zeros of partial sums of $L$-functions
9:00 - 9:20 Trevor Wooley (Bristol University, U.K.), Nested efficient congruencing and relatives of Vinogradov's mean value theorem
9:30 - 9:50 Julia Brandes (University of Waterloo), Vinogradov systems missing the linear slice
10:00 - 10:20 Youness Lamzouri (York University), Prime number races with many contestants
Application of Mathematics to Medicine and Biology
Org: Sivabal Sivaloganathan (University of Waterloo)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302)
8:00 - 8:20 Ali Mahdipour (UHN, Toronto), Cell Cycle Significance in the Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer
8:30 - 8:50 Lawrence Oprea (McGill University), Modeling perisaccadic traveling wave dynamics in the visual cortex
9:00 - 9:20 Victor Oluwole Olobatuyi (University of Alberta), Modeling the effects of G2-checkpoint dynamics on the low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity
9:30 - 9:50 Robert Smith? (University of Ottawa), Comparing malaria surveillance with periodic spraying in the presence of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes
10:00 - 10:20 Jane Heffernan (York University), Virus dynamics and the immune system
16:00 - 16:20 Frances Skinner (Krembil Res. & University of Toronto), Mathematically modeling theta oscillations in the hippocampus
16:30 - 16:50 Adam Stinchcombe (University of Toronto), Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes from Blood Cell Counts
17:00 - 17:20 Kamran Kaveh (Harvard University), Evolution in heterogeneous and random environments
17:30 - 17:50 Kathleen Wilkie (Ryerson Polytechnic University), Classifying Cancer Types for Treat-ability Using PPI Network Structure
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302)
16:00 - 16:20 Xinzhi Liu (University of Waterloo), Infectious Disease Modeling by a Hybrid System Approach
16:30 - 16:50 Brian Ingalls (University of Waterloo), Synthetic biology approaches to suppression of antibiotic resistance: toward model-based design
17:00 - 17:20 Katrin Rohlf (Ryerson Polytechnic University), Reactive Multi-particle Collision (RMPC) dynamics for stochastic simulations of biochemical systems
17:30 - 17:50 Madjid Soltani (KN toose University of Technology, Tehran), Intracellular events regulate tissue scale phenomena in sprouting angiogenesis, A mathematical model
Applications of Combinatorial Topology in Commutative Algebra
Org: Sara Faridi (Dalhousie University) and Adam Van Tuyl (McMaster University)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127)
8:30 - 8:50 Connor Sawaske (University of Washington, USA), Lower bound theorems for balanced manifolds
9:00 - 9:20 Anton Dochtermann (Texas State University, USA), Coparking functions and h-vectors of matroids
9:30 - 9:50 Giulio Caviglia (Purdue University, USA), Extremal free resolutions over monomial complete intersections.
10:00 - 10:20 Mayada Shahada (Dalhousie University, Canada), Well Ordered Facet Covers and the Subadditivity Property of Monomial Ideals
16:00 - 16:20 Tai Ha (Tulane University, USA), Depth and regularity modulo a hypersurface
16:30 - 16:50 Johannes Hofscheier (McMaster University), Spanning Lattice Polytopes and the Uniform Position Principle
17:00 - 17:20 Susan Morey (Texas State University, USA), Depths and Cohen-Macaulay Properties of Monomial Ideals
17:30 - 17:50 Satoshi Murai (Osaka Universy, Japan), Face numbers and the fundamental group
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127)
8:00 - 8:20 Alexandru Constantinescu (INdAM, Rome), Linear syzygies and hyperbolic Coxeter groups
8:30 - 8:50 Mina Bigdeli (IPM, Iran), Chordal clutters vs. collapsible simplicial complexes
9:00 - 9:20 Russ Woodroofe (University of Primorska, Slovenia), Order congruence lattices have convex ear decompositions
9:30 - 9:50 Federico Galetto (McMaster University, Canada), Distinguishing k-configurations
10:00 - 10:20 Volkmar Welker (University of Marburg, Germany), Lovasz-Saks-Schrijver ideals and coordinate sections of determinantal varieties
Arithmetic Dynamics
Org: Jason Bell (University of Waterloo) and Patrick Ingram (York University)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501)
16:00 - 16:20 Alice Medvedev (CUNY), Upper-triangular polynomial dynamical systems.
16:30 - 16:50 Khoa Nguyen (University of Calgary), The orbit intersection problem for linear spaces and semiabelian varieties
17:00 - 17:20 Nicole Looper (Northwestern), A lower bound on the canonical height for polynomials
17:30 - 17:50 Kenneth Scott Jacobs (University of Georgia), Minimal Resultants of Rational Maps
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501)
8:00 - 8:20 George Grell (University of Rochester), Galois Groups of Iterated Quadratic Rational Maps whose Critical Orbits Collide
8:30 - 8:50 Marie-Andree B Langlois (Dalhousie), Constructing bases for homogenous three variable integer valued polynomials
9:00 - 9:20 Myrto Mavraki (UBC), Dynamics and small points in families of elliptic curves
9:30 - 9:50 Jamie Juul (Amherst), The arboreal Galois representation of a PCF cubic polynomial
10:00 - 10:20 Andrew Bridy (TAMU), Arboreal finite index for cubic polynomials
Contributed Papers
Org: Robert Andre and Dan Wolczuk (University of Waterloo)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6460)
8:30 - 8:50 Anup Dixit (University of Toronto), On the Generalized Brauer-Siegel Theorem
9:00 - 9:20 Arpita Kar (Queen's University), On a Conjecture of Bateman about $r_5(n)$
9:30 - 9:50 Francois Seguin (Queen's University), A lower bound for the two-variable Artin Conjecture
10:00 - 10:20 Siddhi Pathak (Queen's University), Derivatives of L-series and generalized Stieltjes constants
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6460)
8:30 - 8:50 Bryce Morsky (University of Pennsylvania), Cheater-altruist synergy in immunopathogenic ecological public goods games
9:00 - 9:20 Fei Meng (University of Waterloo), Valuation of Hedge Fund Investments under Alternative Fee Structures
9:30 - 9:50 Lin Jiu (Dalhousie University), Probabilistic and combinatorial interpretations of Bernoulli symbol
Cyclic Homology and Noncommutative Geometry
Org: Masoud Khalkhali (Western University) and Ilya Shapiro (University of Windsor)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417)
9:00 - 9:20 Xiang Tang (St. Louis), A new index theorem for monomials ideals by resolutions
9:30 - 9:50 Asghar Ghorbanpour (Western University), Ricci curvature in noncommutative geometry
10:00 - 10:20 Paul Baum (Penn State), BEYOND ELLIPTICITY
16:00 - 16:20 Raphael Ponge (SNU), The Cyclic homology of crossed-product algebras
16:30 - 16:50 Ivan Kobyzev (University of Waterloo), Cyclic homology of quasi-Hopf algebras and Hopf algebroids
17:00 - 17:20 Fereshteh Yazdani (University of New Brunswick), Hopf-cyclic Cohomology of Connes-Moscovici Hopf algebras with nontrivial Coefficients
17:30 - 17:50 George Elliott (University of Toronto), The Rieffel projection via groupoids (joint work with Dickson Wong)
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417)
8:30 - 8:50 Latham Boyle (Perimeter Institute), The standard model of particle physics from non-commutative geometry: a physicist's perspective
9:00 - 9:20 Mohammad Hassanzadeh (Windsor University), Hom-Associative Group Cohomology
9:30 - 9:50 Mitsuru Wilson (Uniandes), Pseudo-differential calculus for the deformation quantization of Hopf algebra
10:00 - 10:20 Piotr M. Hajac (IMPAN), Factoring the Chern-Galois character and the homotopy invariance of Hochschild and cyclic complexes
Schedule to be determined
Branimir Ćaćić (University of New Brunswick), Principal bundles in noncommutative Riemannian geometry, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417
Heath Emerson (Victoria University), Dirac classes and duality for isometric discrete abelian group actions, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417
Rudy Rodsphon (Vanderbilt University), Quantizations and index theory, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417
Design Theory
Org: Hadi Kharaghani (University of Lethbridge) and Doug Stinson (University of Waterloo)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127)
16:00 - 16:20 Qing Xiang (Delaware), A new infinite family of hemisystems of the Hermitian surface
16:30 - 16:50 Steve Wang (Carleton), A matrix approach to the period of a nonlinear congruential pseudorandom sequences over finite fields
17:00 - 17:20 Don Kreher (Michigan Technological), Uniformly resolvable decompositions of the complete graph: 3-paths and 3-stars.
17:30 - 17:50 Hadi Kharaghani (Lethbridge), Balancedly splittable Hadamard matrices
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127)
8:00 - 8:20 Tommaso Traetta (University of Perugia, Italy), Steiner triple systems with well-behaved automorphisms
8:30 - 8:50 Doug Stinson (Waterloo), Ideal ramp schemes and related combinatorial objects
9:00 - 9:20 Ilias Kotsireas (Wilfred Laurier), Algorithms for difference families in finite abelian groups
9:30 - 9:50 Mike Newman (Ottawa), embedding factorizations in uniform hypergraphs
10:00 - 10:20 Peter Danzinger (Ryerson), Some recent results on the Hamilton-Waterloo Problem
15:00 - 15:20 David Pike (Memorial), A disproof of Tutte's conjecture based on twofold triple systems
15:30 - 15:50 Lucia Moura (Ottawa), Ordered Orthogonal Array Construction Using LFSR Sequences
16:00 - 16:20 Petr Lisonek (Simon Fraser), Kochen-Specker sets and Hadamard matrices
16:30 - 16:50 Daniel Panario (Carleton), Covering arrays from m-sequences and character sums over finite fields
Dynamical Systems
Org: Sue Ann Campbell and Xinzhi Liu (University of Waterloo)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5413)
8:00 - 8:20 Jacques Bélair (Montreal), An age-structured model with dynamic death rate
8:30 - 8:50 Yingfei Yi (Alberta), Reducibility of Quasi-Periodic Linear KdV Equation
9:00 - 9:20 Monica Cojocaru (Guelph), Linking generalized Nash games and replicator dynamics
9:30 - 9:50 Huaiping Zhu (York), Canard cycles in predator-prey models and bifurcation of degenerate graphics for Hilbert's 16th Problem
10:00 - 10:20 Pei Yu (Western), Study on Slow-Fast Motions in Dynamical Systems
16:00 - 16:20 Jianhong Wu (York), Semiflows which preserve invariance of cones of high ranks
16:30 - 16:50 Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster), Pest Control by Generalist Parasitoids: A Bifurcation Approach
17:00 - 17:20 Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial), Almost Pulsating Waves in Time and Space Periodic Media
17:30 - 17:50 Wenying Feng (Trent), Eigenvalue Intervals for Nonlinear Operator Equations in Ordered Banach Spaces
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5413)
8:00 - 8:20 Kyeongah Nah (York), Stability threshold for linear periodic delay differential equations
8:30 - 8:50 Xingfu Zou (Western), Coexistence of competing species for intermediate dispersal rates in a reaction-diffusion chemostat model
9:00 - 9:20 Michael Li (Alberta), Dynamics of a continuous state-structured model for infectious diseases
9:30 - 9:50 Yuan Yuan (Memorial), A stage-structured mathematical model for fish stock with harvesting
10:00 - 10:20 Manuele Santoprete (Wilfrid Laurier), Mathematical Models of Radicalization
Dynamics of Microbial Systems
Org: Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster University)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5403)
8:00 - 8:20 Hermann Eberl (University of Guelph), Spatio-temporal modeling of cellulosic biofilms
8:30 - 8:50 Matthew Wade (Newcastle Univerisy, McMaster University), A model of a hybrid shortcut nitrification process
9:00 - 9:20 Marion Weedermann (Dominican University), Feedback control for cascading systems of chemostats
9:30 - 9:50 Daniel Korytowski (Fields Postdoc and McMaster University), Permanence and Stability of a Kill the Winner Model in Marine Ecology
10:00 - 10:20 Huaiping Zhu (York University), A temperature driven matrix model for Culex mosquitoes population
16:00 - 16:20 Shigui Ruan (The University of Miami), Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of a Nonlocal Viral Infection Model
16:30 - 16:50 Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial University), A Reaction-Diffusion Model of Harmful Algae and Zooplankton in An Ecosystem
17:00 - 17:20 Zhisheng Shuai (University of Central Florida), Graph Design and Reduction to Global Lyapunov Functions in Population Dynamics
17:30 - 17:50 Ting-Hao Hsu (McMaster University), Interaction of Phage-Sensitive and Phage-Resistant Bacteria with Acquisition of Phage Sensitivity
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5403)
8:30 - 8:50 Scott Greenhalgh (Queens University), Fighting HIV with viruses: the benefit of GB virus C on the health burden of AIDS
9:00 - 9:20 Chiu-Ju Lin (McMaster University), An alternative formulation for a distributed delayed logistic equation
9:30 - 9:50 Tyler Meadows (McMaster University), A simplified model of anaerobic digestion
10:00 - 10:20 Alexandra Teslya (York University.), Dynamics of the threshold-delay model of the HIV infection of infants through breastfeeding: control implications.
Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Org: Kevin Lamb, Francis Poulin and Marek Stastna (University of Waterloo)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5479)
8:30 - 8:50 Marek Stastna (University of Waterloo), A re-examination of the gradient Richardson number criterion for the instability of stratified fluids
9:00 - 9:20 Adam Monahan (University of Victoria), Regime Dynamics of the Stably Stratified Atmospheric Boundary Layer
9:30 - 9:50 Nicolas Grisouard (University of Toronto), Inertial-Symmetric Instability Energetics.
10:00 - 10:20 Bruce Sutherland (University of Alberta), Lagrangian Transport by Horizontally Modulated Internal Modes
16:00 - 16:20 Francis Poulin (University of Waterloo), Modelling Wind-Driven Oceanic Gyres
16:30 - 16:50 Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster University), Variational data assimilation for the shallow water equations
17:00 - 17:20 David Muraki (Simon Fraser University), Cloud-Edge Dynamics and Mysterious Holes in the Sky
17:30 - 17:50 David Straub (McGill University), Near-inertial damping of geostrophic flows
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5479)
8:00 - 8:20 Triantaphyllos Akylas (Massachesetts Institute of Technology), On the interaction of an internal wavepacket with its induced mean flow and the role of streaming*
8:30 - 8:50 Kevin Lamb (University of Waterloo), Internal Wave Generation by Tide-Topography: Effects of a Mean Background Current
9:00 - 9:20 Keisuke Nakayama (Kobe University), Mass transport velocity in a three-layer system
9:30 - 9:50 Mike Waite (University of Waterloo), Random Forcing of Slow Modes in Rotating-Stratified Turbulence
10:00 - 10:20 Peter Bartello (McGill University), Spontaneous imbalance in rotating stratified turbulence
Explicit Finiteness of Integral Points on Hyperbolic Curves
Org: David McKinnon and Jerry Wang (University of Waterloo)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2038)
8:30 - 8:50 Arul Shankar (University of toronto), Explicit bounds on ranks and integral points of elliptic curves
9:00 - 9:20 Joseph Gunther (City University of New York), Irrational points on hyperelliptic curves
9:30 - 9:50 Aaron Levin (Michigan State University), Integral points on elliptic curves over function fields
10:00 - 10:20 Nathan Grieve (Michigan State University), On measuring the complexity of rational points on projective varieties
16:00 - 16:20 Imin Chen (Simon Fraser University), A multi-Frey approach to Fermat equations of signature (5,5,p) and (13,13,p)
16:30 - 16:50 Mike Bennett (University of British Columbia)
17:00 - 17:20 Levent Alpoge (Princeton University), The average number of rational points on genus two curves is bounded
17:30 - 17:50 Beth Malmskog (Villanova University), Solving S-unit equations in Sage and Applications to Algebraic Curves.
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2038)
9:00 - 9:20 Igor Shparlinski (University of New South Wales), Integer Points on Curves and Density of Points on Curves Modulo p
9:30 - 9:50 Avi Kulkarni (Simon Fraser Unversity), An arithmetic invariant theory of curves from E8
10:00 - 10:20 Nils Bruin (Simon Fraser University), Explicit hyperbolicity of nodal surfaces
Financial Mathematics
Org: Adam Metzler (Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy) and Traian Pirvu (McMaster Univeristy)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103)
8:00 - 8:20 Abel Cadenillas (University of Alberta), Optimal Stochastic Control of the Government Stabilization Fund
8:30 - 8:50 Joe Campolieti (Wilfrid Laurier University), Solvable Diffusion Models with Linear and Mean-Reverting Nonlinear Drifts
9:00 - 9:20 Tahir Choulli (University of Alberta), Structure Condition In Informational Markets
9:30 - 9:50 Niushan Gao (Ryerson University), A general representation theory for risk measures
10:00 - 10:20 Chris Frei (University of Alberta), Managing Counterparty Risk in Over-the-counter Markets
16:00 - 16:20 Kristina Sendova (Western University), Capturing simultaneous claim occurrences
16:30 - 16:50 Radu Ilie Mitric (University of Laval), Properties of risk measures inspired from a ruin model with interest
17:00 - 17:20 Anastasis Kratsios (Concordia University), Geometrtric Learning and Non-Euclidean Filtering in Finance
17:30 - 17:50 Foivos Xanthos (Ryerson University), Spanning of options and lattice theory
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103)
8:30 - 8:50 Traian Pirvu (McMaster University), Longevity bond pricing in equilibrium
9:00 - 9:20 Rogemar Mamon (Western University), A higher-order Markov chain-modulated model for electricity spot-price dynamics
9:30 - 9:50 Roman Makarov (Wilfrid Laurier University), Stochastic Modelling of Assets with Missing Pricing Data
10:00 - 10:20 Fenghao Yang (York University), Pricing analogues of first-to-default options under uncertain correlation.
15:00 - 15:20 Alexey Kuznetsov (York University), Lognormal convolutions and their applications
15:30 - 15:50 Mark Reesor (Wilfrid Laurier University), Capital Structure Effects on the Prices of Equity Call Options: First Passage Time Approach
16:00 - 16:20 Adam Metzler (Wilfrid Laurier University), State Dependent Correlations and Economic Capital
Geometric Analysis
Org: Benoit Charbonneau and Spiro Karigiannis (University of Waterloo)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585)
8:00 - 8:20 Panagiotis Gianniotis (Waterloo/Fields), The bounded diameter conjecture for 2-convex mean curvature flow
8:30 - 8:50 Akos Nagy (Waterloo/Fields), Irreducible Ginzburg--Landau Fields in dimension 2
9:00 - 9:20 Changliang Wang (McMaster), Perelman's functionals on compact manifolds with conical singularities
9:30 - 9:50 Albert Chau (UBC), Cusp like solutions to Kahler Ricci flow
10:00 - 10:20 Xin Dong (Western Ontario), Bergman kernel and its boundary asymptotics
16:00 - 16:20 Jeff Jauregui (Union College), Bartnik’s quasi-local mass in general relativity
16:30 - 16:50 Mohammad Ivaki (Toronto), On the classification of ancient solutions to curvature flows on the sphere
17:00 - 17:20 Alex Waldron (Stony Brook), Yang-Mills flow in dimension four
17:30 - 17:50 Spyros Alexakis (Toronto), Recovering a Riemannian metric from area data.
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585)
8:00 - 8:20 Robert Haslhofer (Toronto), Minimal two-spheres in three-spheres
8:30 - 8:50 Christina Tonnesen-Friedman (Union College), Admissible Kaehler metrics on a certain complex three manifold
9:00 - 9:20 Tatyana Barron (Western Ontario), Closed geodesics and pluricanonical sections
9:30 - 9:50 Jacques Hurtubise (McGill), The geometry of Calogero Moser systems
10:00 - 10:20 Ali Aleyasin (Waterloo), Remarks on singular Kähler manifolds
History of Mathematics
Org: Maritza M. Branker (Niagara University)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103)
16:00 - 16:20 Mariya Boyko (University of Toronto), The role of socialist competition in the Soviet mathematics curriculum reform of the 1960’s and 1970’s
16:30 - 16:50 Craig Fraser (IHSPT of Toronto), Demonstration and Analysis in Euler's Mathematics
17:00 - 17:20 James T. Smith (San Francisco State University), Overloading and Information Hiding in 1907
17:30 - 17:50 Valerie Therrien (University of Western Toronto), THE AXIOM OF CHOICE AND THE ROAD PAVED BY SIERPIŃSKI
Logic and Operator Algebras
Org: Ilijas Farah (York University) and Marcin Sabok (McGill University)
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304)
8:30 - 8:50 Bradd Hart (McMaster), The model theory of von Neumann algebras revisited
9:00 - 9:20 Matthew Kennedy (Waterloo), An infinite quantum Ramsey theorem
9:30 - 9:50 Piotr Koszmider (Polish Academy of Sciences), Large locally finite-dimensional operator algebras
10:00 - 10:20 Paul McKenney (Miami University), Automorphisms of corona algebras
15:00 - 15:20 Philip Scowcroft (Wesleyan), Decision procedures for the sentences true in certain metric structures
15:30 - 15:50 Iian Smythe (Rutgers), Generic pure states
16:00 - 16:20 Aaron Tikuisis (Ottawa), The Dixmier property
16:30 - 16:50 Andrea Vaccaro (York), Trace spaces of Counterexamples to Naimark's Problem
Low Dimensional Topology and Geometric Group Theory
Org: Adam Clay (University of Manitoba) and Tyrone Ghaswala (University of Waterloo)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304)
8:00 - 8:20 Hans Boden (McMaster University), Periodic virtual and welded knots and automorphisms of classical knot groups
8:30 - 8:50 Sarah Mousley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Exotic limit sets of Teichmuller geodesic rays
9:00 - 9:20 Nick Salter (Harvard University), Plane curves and mapping class groups
9:30 - 9:50 Corey Bregman (Brandeis University), Outer space, flat tori, and the period mapping
10:00 - 10:20 Funda Gultepe (University of Luxembourg), A distance formula for the outer automorphism group of the free group.
16:00 - 16:20 Alan McLeay (University of Glasgow), Mapping class groups, covers, and braids
16:30 - 16:50 Yulan Qing (University of Toronto), Convexity of Balls in the Outer Space
17:00 - 17:20 Ying Hu (Université due Québec á Montréal), Taut foliations, contact structures and left-orderable 3-manifold groups
17:30 - 17:50 Doug Park (University of Waterloo), From automorphisms of Riemann surfaces to 4-manifolds
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304)
8:00 - 8:20 Chris Leininger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), trees and BNS invariants
8:30 - 8:50 Xinghua Gao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Orderability of Dehn Fillings
9:00 - 9:20 Jenya Sapir (SUNY - Binghamton), Tessellations from long geodesics on surfaces
9:30 - 9:50 Bena Tshishiku (Harvard), Groups with Bowditch boundary a 2-sphere
10:00 - 10:20 Johanna Mangahas (SUNY Buffalo), Right-angled Artin groups as normal subgroups of mapping class groups.
Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Information
Org: David Kribs, Rajesh Pereira and Bei Zeng (University of Guelph)
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302)
8:00 - 8:20 Jon Yard (Perimiter Institute & University of Waterloo), On the existence of symmetric quantum measurements
8:30 - 8:50 Nathaniel Johnston (Mount Allison University), The Spectra of Entanglement Witnesses
9:00 - 9:20 Sarah Plosker (Brandon University), Perfect quantum state transfer on weighted paths
9:30 - 9:50 George Hutchinson (University of Guelph), Complex matrix scalings and the geometric measure of entanglement
10:00 - 10:20 Mike Nelson (University of Guelph), Operator Algebra Quantum Error Correction and Hybrid Quantum Codes
15:00 - 15:20 John Watrous (University of Waterloo), Time-reversal for rank-one quantum strategy functions
15:30 - 15:50 Mark Girard (University of Waterloo), Entanglement manipulation and distillability beyond LOCC
16:00 - 16:20 Cheng Guo (Tsinghua University), Entanglement Transformation via Local Operations and Classical Communication
16:30 - 16:50 Jitendra Prakash (University of Waterloo), Non-closure of the set of quantum correlations
Model Theory
Org: Rahim Moosa (University of Waterloo) and Sergei Starchenko (University of Notre Dame)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585)
8:00 - 8:20 Gabriel Conant (Universityof Notre Dame), Around regularity in tame expansions of groups
8:30 - 8:50 Levon Haykazyan (University of Waterloo), Spaces of Types in Positive Model Theory
9:00 - 9:20 Omar Leon Sanchez (Manchester University), Nonisolated types in DCF and CCM
9:30 - 9:50 Remi Jaoui (University of Waterloo), Geodesic flows and model theory of differential fields
10:00 - 10:20 Margaret Thomas (McMaster University), Effective Pila--Wilkie bounds for unrestricted Pfaffian surfaces
16:00 - 16:20 Jim Freitag (UIC), Finiteness results for systems of algebraic differential equations
16:30 - 16:50 Alex Kruckman (Bloomington University), Generic theories, independence, and NSOP$_1$
17:00 - 17:20 Caroline Terry (Maryland University), A stable arithmetic regularity lemma in finite-dimensional vector spaces over fields of prime order
17:30 - 17:50 Eric Walsberg (UIUC), Model companions of unions of theories
Operator Algebras
Org: Matthew Kennedy (University of Waterloo) and Paul Skoufranis (York University)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501)
8:00 - 8:20 Ken Davidson (Waterloo), Free semigroupoid algebras
8:30 - 8:50 Rob Martin (Cape Town), Non-commutative Clark measures for the free and abelian Toeplitz algebras
9:00 - 9:20 Dilian Yang (Windsor), Self-similar $k$-graph algebras
9:30 - 9:50 Raphael Clouatre (Manitoba), Completely bounded analogues of the Choquet and Shilov boundaries for operator spaces
10:00 - 10:20 Vern Paulsen (Waterloo), Reverse Cholesky factorization and reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces
16:00 - 16:20 Matthew Wiersma (Alberta), Kirchberg's factorization property for locally compact groups
16:30 - 16:50 Michael Brannan (TAMU), Amenable quantum groups are not always unitarizable
17:00 - 17:20 Ian Charlesworth (UCSD), Bi-free probability and entropy.
17:30 - 17:50 James Mingo (Queen's), The Role of the Transpose in Free Probability: the partial transpose of R-cyclic operators
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501)
8:00 - 8:20 Thierry Giordano (Ottawa)
8:30 - 8:50 Chris Ramsey (Manitoba), The Hao-Ng isomorphism problem
9:00 - 9:20 Chris Schafhauser (Waterloo), AF-Embeddings of Nuclear C*-algebras
9:30 - 9:50 Aaron Tikuisis (Ottawa), The Toms-Winter conjecture: Z-stability and nuclear dimension
10:00 - 10:20 George Elliott (Toronto), A simple report on simple C*-algebras
Rethinking First Year Experience
Org: Malgorzata Dubiel (Simon Fraser University) and Kseniya Garaschuk (UFV)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6486)
8:00 - 8:20 Andie Burazin (Toronto at Mississauga), When Jay-Z showed up in Calculus at 4:44
8:30 - 8:50 Miroslav Lovric (McMaster University), If Not Calculus, Then What?
9:00 - 9:20 John Grant McLoughlin (UNB), Surprises, Insights, and Challenges with the "Long" Calculus Course
9:30 - 9:50 Veselin Jungic (SFU), Learning From Australian Experience: The First Year Mathematics Coordinators’ Network Project
10:00 - 10:20 Margo Kondratieva (MUN), Implementing interactive texts in first year undergraduate mathematics
16:00 - 16:20 Deborah Hughes Hallet (University of Arizona), Serving Underprepared Students
16:30 - 16:50 Kseniya Garaschuk (UFV), Assessing and addressing students' calculus readiness
17:00 - 17:20 Darja Barr (University of Manitoba), Bridging the Gap with Diagnostic Testing
17:30 - 17:50 Richard Hoshino (Quest), Creating Mathematical Gateways
Studc Student Research Session
Org: Aram Dermenjian and Robert Redelmeier
Saturday December 9
16:00 - 16:20 Martin Pham (University of Waterloo), The Fractal Inverse Problem For Audio Compression, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 6460
16:30 - 16:50 Robert Yang Xu (University of Waterloo), Binary Kronecker constants of some integer sets, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 6460
Monday December 11
8:00 - 8:20 Adriana-Stefania Ciupeanu (University of Manitoba), Classifications of the Group Action on the Real Line and Circle, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479
8:30 - 8:50 Peter Sinclair (McMaster University), Connections between Logic and Algebra, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479
9:00 - 9:20 Izabela Vlahu (University of Saskatchewan), Fast P-transforms for signal processing applications, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479
9:30 - 9:50 Yiyuan Wang (York University), The impact of weather and stormwater management ponds on the transmission of West Nile virus, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479
Symmetric Functions and Generalizations
Org: Angele Hamel (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Stephanie van Willigenburg (University of British Columbia)
Saturday December 9
9:00 - 9:20 Anna Stokke (University of Winnipeg), Lattice path constructions for orthosymplectic determinantal formulas, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034
9:30 - 9:50 Karen Yeats (University of Waterloo), Using renormalization Hopf algebra intuition on symmetric functions, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034
10:00 - 10:20 Cara Monical (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Set-Valued Skyline Fillings, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034
16:00 - 16:20 Rebecca Patrias (Université de Quebec à Montreal), Promotion on Generalized Oscillating Tableaux and Web Rotation, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034
16:30 - 16:50 Mike Zabrocki (York University), Symmetic group representations and Howe duality, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034
17:00 - 17:20 Anna Weigandt (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Prism Tableaux and Alternating Sign Matrices, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034
17:30 - 17:50 Samantha Dahlberg (University of British Columbia), Chromatic symmetric functions and e-positivity, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034
Sunday December 10
9:00 - 9:20 Laura Colmenarejo (York University), Projections from vector-valued Macdonald polynomials to scalar polynomials and applications to singular polynomials, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302
9:30 - 9:50 Alejandro Morales (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Hook formulas for skew shapes: border strips and product formulas, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302
10:00 - 10:20 Ian Goulden (Universityof Waterloo), The content series, Jucys-Murphy elements and branched covers, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302
Toric Geometry
Org: Matthew Satriano (University of Waterloo) and Greg Smith (Queen's Univeristy)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568)
9:00 - 9:20 Graham Denham (University of Western Ontario), The critical fan of a matroid
9:30 - 9:50 Martin Ulirsch (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Tropical geometry of the Hodge bundle
10:00 - 10:20 Laura Escobar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Polytopes from the Bott-Samelson construction
16:00 - 16:20 Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh), Toric degenerations of projective varieties
16:30 - 16:50 Kelly Jabbusch (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Visualizing toric vector bundles
17:00 - 17:20 Yoav Len (University of Waterloo), Tropical image of intersections
17:30 - 17:50 Jay Yang (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Syzygies of Random Monomial Ideals
Monday December 11  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568)
8:30 - 8:50 Ajneet Dhillon (University of Western Ontario), Severi-Brauer varieties and moduli of vector bundles.
9:00 - 9:20 Steffen Marcus (The College of New Jersey), Logarithmic compactification of the Abel-Jacobi section
9:30 - 9:50 Jenna Rajchgot (University of Saskatchewan), Type D quiver loci and double Grassmannians
10:00 - 10:20 Nathan Ilten (Simon Fraser University), Classifying Fano Complexity-One $T$-Varieties via Divisorial Polytopes
10:30 - 10:50 Kalle Karu (University of British Columbia), Negative curves in the blowups of toric varieties
Using Digital Assets in Mathematics Education and Outreach
Org: Barbara Forrest and Brian Forrest (University of Waterloo)
Sunday December 10  (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034)
8:00 - 8:20 Carmen Bruni (University of Waterloo), Classroomless Classrooms
8:30 - 8:50 Zohreh Shahbazi (University of Toronto), Online Tools for Enhancing Math Education
9:00 - 9:20 Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University), Looking for "Math Circles in the Sky"
9:30 - 9:50 Deborah Hughes Hallett (University of Arizona, Harvard University), The Internet and Globalization
10:00 - 10:20 Gerda De Vries (University of Alberta), Blending First-Year Calculus: Tales from the Trenches on blending Calculus for the Physical and Life Sciences
16:00 - 16:20 Jim Fowler (Ohio State University), Using Ximera to build online interactive math activities
16:30 - 16:50 Petra Bonfert-Taylor (Dartmouth College), A data-driven approach towards instruction in an introductory programming class
17:00 - 17:20 Jim Rolf (Yale University), ONEXYS: An Online Bridge Program to Boost Mathematical Preparedness for Incoming Students
17:30 - 17:50 Carrie Knoll (University of Waterloo), Lessons Learned in Open Online Courseware
Variational Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory
Org: Heinz Bauschke and Xianfu Wang (University of British Columbia Kelowna)
Saturday December 9  (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568)
8:00 - 8:20 Eldar Sadeghi (UBC Kelowna), Some Calculus Rules in Variational Analysis
8:30 - 8:50 Minh Bui (UBC Kelowna), Projecting onto the intersection of a cone and a sphere
9:30 - 9:50 Hristo Sendov (Western), Polar convexity and critical points of polynomials
10:00 - 10:20 Stephen Vavasis (Waterloo), Relationships among first-order methods for minimization of strongly convex functions
16:00 - 16:20 Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo), Complete Stable Facial Reduction in One Step for Spectrahedra
16:30 - 16:50 Tran Nghia (Oakland), On the solution uniqueness to Lasso and related problems
17:00 - 17:20 Hung Phan (UMass Lowell), On the generalized Douglas-Rachford algorithm for feasibility problems
17:30 - 17:50 Sedi Bartz (UMass Lowell), Maximal monotonicity in multi-marginal settings


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