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AWM Anniversary Conference at Brown University (September 17-18, 2011)
"40 Years and Counting: AWM's Celebration of Women in Mathematics"


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Organizing Committee
  • Georgia Benkart
    (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Kristin Lauter
    (Microsoft Research)
  • Jill Pipher
    (Brown University/ICERM)

Plenary Speakers
Description

40 Years and Counting: 2011 is the 40th anniversary of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). With this conference, AWM continues to celebrate the progress of women in mathematical professions and to recognize individual achievements. Join us this fall on the Brown University campus in historic Providence, RI.


SaturdaySeptember 17, 2011
TimeTitleLocation
8:00 - 8:30RegistrationMacMillan Hall, Room 117
167 Thayer Street, Providence, RI
8:30 - 8:40Welcome
Jill Pipher, President, AWM
MacMillan Hall, Room 117
8:40 - 9:25My Forty Years of Conservation Laws Abstract
Barbara Keyfitz, Ohio State University
MacMillan Hall, Room 117 167 Thayer Street, Providence, RI
9:30 - 10:10Poster Session
Coffee Break
Barus & Holley Lobby
182 Hope Street, Providence, RI
10:15 - 12:15Special Sessions
click below for titles and locatis
Barus & Holley Room numbers vary
TitleOrganizers
Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra AbstractClaudia Miller (Syracuse University)
Mara Neusel (Texas Tech University)
Janet Striuli (Fairfield University)
Conservation Laws — Analytical and Numerical Approaches AbstractKatarina Jegdic (University of Houston - Downtown)
Barbara Keyfitz (The Ohio State University)
Cryptography AbstractShafi Goldwasser (MIT)
Tal Rabin (IBM)
Current Trends in Probability AbstractKavita Ramanan (Brown University)
Geometric Group Theory AbstractMoira Chas (SUNY Stony Brook University)
Delaram Kahrobaei (City University of New York)
Geometry and Combinatorics in Flag Manifolds and Beyond AbstractRebecca Goldin (George Mason University)
Julianna Tymoczko (University of Iowa)
Group Theory and Its Connections to Representation Theory AbstractTerrell Hodge (Western Michigan University)
Julianne Rainbolt (St. Louis University)
Homotopy Theory and Its Applications AbstractMaria Basterra (University of New Hampshire)
Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Intersection of Mathematics and Mathematics Education: Research and Practice K-20 AbstractJuliana Belding (Harvard University)
Ginger Warfield (University of Washington)
Mathematical Biology — An Overview AbstractHolly Gaff (Old Dominion University)
Maeve L. McCarthy (Murray State University)
Recent Advances in Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing AbstractSigal Gottlieb (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth)
Misha Kilmer (Tufts University)
Symplectic and Contact Geometry AbstractEleny Ionel (Stanford University)
Katrin Wehrheim (MIT)
TimeTitleLocation
12:15 - 1:45Lunch Break
1:45 -2:30Polynomial Dynamics and Combinatorial Models Abstract
Laura DeMarco, Univ. of Illinois Chicago
MacMillan Hall, Room 117
2:30 - 3:10Poster Session
Coffee Break
Barus & Holley Lobby
3:15 - 5:15Special Sessions
click below for titles and locations
Barus & Holley Room numbers vary
TitleOrganizers
Advances in Nonlinear Dynamics AbstractAlethea Barbaro (UCLA)
Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra AbstractClaudia Miller (Syracuse University)
Mara Neusel (Texas Tech University)
Janet Striuli (Fairfield University)
Combinatorics and Graph Theory AbstractRuth Haas (Smith College)
Ann Trenk (Wellesley College)
Current Trends in Probability Abstract Kavita Ramanan (Brown University)
Geometric Group Theory AbstractMoira Chas (SUNY Stony Brook University)
Delaram Kahrobaei (City University of New York)
Group Theory and its Connections with Representation Theory AbstractTerrell Hodge (Western Michigan University)
Julianne Rainbolt (St. Louis University)
Intersection of Mathematics and Mathematics Education: Research and Practice K-20 AbstractJuliana Belding (Harvard University)
Ginger Warfield (University of Washington)
Model Theory and Its Applications AbstractLynn Scow (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Carol Wood (Wesleyan University)
Nonlinear Wave Phenomena AbstractAndrea Nahmod (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
Gigliola Staffilani (MIT)
Number Theory AbstractAlina Bucur (University of California San Diego)
Michelle Manes (University of Hawaii)
Recent Advances in Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing AbstractSigal Gottlieb (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth)
Misha Kilmer (Tufts University)
Riemannian Geometry AbstractCarolyn Gordon (Dartmouth College)
Sarah Greenwald (Appalachian State University)
Christina Sormani (CUNY GC and Lehman College)
TimeTitleLocation
5:25 - 6:10Counting and Equidistribution in Apollonian Circle Packings Abstract
Hee Oh, Brown University
MacMillan Hall, Rm 117
7:00 - 10:00Networking Reception with DinnerBiltmore Hotel, Garden Room (2nd Floor)
11 Dorrance St, Providence, RI

SundaySeptember 18, 2011
TimeTitleLocation
8:30 - 10:30Special Sessions
click below for titles and locations
Barus & Holley Room numbers vary
TitleOrganizers
Advances in Nonlinear Dynamics AbstractAlethea Barbaro (UCLA)
Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
Combinatorics and Graph Theory Abstract Ruth Haas (Smith College)
Ann Trenk (Wellesley College)
Conservation Laws — Analytical and Numerical Approaches AbstractKatarina Jegdic (University of Houston - Downtown)
Barbara Keyfitz (The Ohio State University)
Cryptography AbstractShafi Goldwasser (MIT)
Tal Rabin (IBM)
Geometry and Combinatorics in Flag Manifolds and Beyond AbstractRebecca Goldin (George Mason University)
Julianna Tymoczko (University of Iowa)
Homotopy Theory and Its Applications AbstractMaria Basterra (University of New Hampshire)
Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Mathematical Biology — An Overview AbstractHolly Gaff (Old Dominion University)
Maeve L. McCarthy (Murray State University)
Model Theory and Its Applications AbstractLynn Scow (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Carol Wood (Wesleyan University)
Nonlinear Wave Phenomena AbstractAndrea Nahmod (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
Gigliola Staffilani (MIT)
Number Theory AbstractAlina Bucur (University of California San Diego)
Michelle Manes (University of Hawaii)
Riemannian Geometry AbstractCarolyn Gordon (Dartmouth College)
Sarah Greenwald (Appalachian State University)
Christina Sormani (CUNY GC and Lehman College)
Symplectic and Contact Geometry AbstractEleny Ionel (Stanford University)
Katrin Wehrheim (MIT)
TimeTitleLocation
10:30 - 11:15Poster Session Coffee BreakBarus & Holley Lobby
11:20 - 12:05Mathematics of Crime Abstract
Andrea Bertozzi, UCLA
MacMillan Hall, Room 117

Barus Holley Lobby

Real Analyticity of Hausdorff Dimension of Julia Sets of Parabolic Polynomials
Hasina Akter, University of North Texas

Structure of Symmetric k-varieties with Tori Invariant under an Involution
Catherine Buell, Bates College

Tropical Secant Graphs of Monomial Curves
M. Angelica Cueto, Columbia University

A Linear Complexity Direct Solver for Integral Equations on One-dimensional Domains
Adrianna Gillman, Dartmouth College

Integer Solutions to the Diophantine Equations x y z = 1 and x + y + z = k in Fields of Small Degree
Laura Hall-Seelig, Merrimack College

Limiting Behavior at the Edge of the beta-Jacobi Spectrum
Diane Holcomb, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Optimization Problem for Klein-Gordon Equation
Qinghua Luo, University of Oklahoma

Studying Fast Slow Dynamics of Shallow-Water Equations and Its Use for Heterogeneous Computing
Samantha Oestreicher, University of Minnesota LANL

Deformations of an Algebra
Jeanette Shakalli, Texas A&M University

Actions by Right-angled Artin Groups: Length Functions and Compactness
Anna Vijayan, Brandeis University

Automorphisms of Random Trees
Le Yu, Drexel University

Barus Holley Lobby

Mohanty's Conjectures
Alejandra Alvarado, Purdue University

Effects of Phase Response Curve Variability and Noise on Synchronization Properties of Reciprocally Pulse Coupled Pacemaker Neurons
Lakshmi Chandrasekaran, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Search for Cyclic Optimal Path in Reflected Quasipotential Problem
Kasie Farlow, Virginia Tech University

Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Atmospheric Vortices
Lynn Greenleaf, University of Oklahoma

New Nonnegative Tensor Decompositions with Applications in Facial Recognition
Ning Hao, Tufts University

Maximal Weights and Multiplicities of Certain sl(n)^-Modules
Rebecca Jayne, Washington College

Using Mathematics to Understand Influenza Evolution
Shishi Luo, Duke University

The Dwork Family and Hypergeometric Functions
Adriana Salerno, Bates College

Computing Modular Forms over Imaginary Quadratic Fields
Rebecca Torrey, Amherst College

K3 Surfaces, Shioda-Inose Structures, and Differential Equations
Ursula Whitcher, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Numerical Resolution of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Time Dependent Wave Equations
Xnghui Zhong, Brown University

Barus Holley Lobby

Limits, Regularity and Removal for Relational Structures
Ashwini Aroskar, Carnegie Mellon University

Shadows and Intersections in Vector Spaces
Ameerah Chowdhury, University of California San Diego

Ergodic Theory of p-adic Transformations
Joanna Furno, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Global Behavior of Finite Energy Solutions to the Focusing d-dimensional Nonlinear Schr�dinger Equation
Cristi Guevara, Arizona State University

On the Adjoint Representation of sl_n and the Fibonacci Numbers
Pamela Harris, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

A Mutual Information Based Iterative Algorithm to Characterize the High-D Space with Application in Biology
Luan Lin, Brown University

Cylindrical Contact Homology for Links of Simple Singularities
Jo Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

On the Independence of Heegner Points on CM Elliptic Curves Associated to Distinct Quadratic Imaginary Fields
Hatice Sahinoglu, Brown University

Polynomials with Divisors of Every Degree
Lauren Thompson, Dartmouth College

Twisted Frobenius-Schur Indicators for Hopf Algebras
Maria Vega, Louisiana State University

Aperiodicity Conditions in Topological k-Graphs
Sarah Wright, College of the Holy Cross

((3+1)*3+1)*3 + 1 Anniversary of the AWM

To the tune of "This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land"

This math is theory
This math is prac-ti-cal
From Galois Theory
To Elliptic P-D-E
From Lattice Crypto
To Pro-ba-bil-i-ty
This math is made for you and me

Did you ever wonder
At the Joint Math Meetings
Why there's no line at
The door marked Ladies
You know your network
Is not just graph th-eorrry
It's a way to make your own commu-ni-ty

This math is happy
This math is beau-ti-ful
From Galois Theory
To Elliptic P-D-E
From Lattice Crypto
To Pro-ba-bil-i-ty
This math is made for you and me

Can you factor
A million-bit number?
Can you optimize
Immunotherapy protocols?
Do your priors
Have good posteriors?
Then you, like Jill, can save the world

This math is theory
This math is prac-ti-cal
From Galois Theory
To Elliptic P-D-E
From Lattice Crypto
To Pro-ba-bil-i-ty
This math is made for you and me

So won't you join us
In celebrating
The ((3+1) times,
3 + 1) times,
3+1 years, anniversary
Of the A-W-M!

This math is *your* math
This math is *my* math
From Galois Theory
To Elliptic P-D-E
From Lattice Crypto
To Pro-ba-bil-i-ty
This math is made*BY* you and me!

This math is *your* math
This math is *my* math
From Galois Theory
To Elliptic P-D-E
From Lattice Crypto
To Pro-ba-bil-i-ty
This math is made*BY* you and me!

Singers: Maria Basterra (UNH), Rebecca Goldin (George Mason), Tara Holm (Cornell), Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research), Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College), Sue Tolman (UIUC)