### AWM Anniversary Conference at Brown University *(September 17-18, 2011)*

"40 Years and Counting: AWM's Celebration of Women in Mathematics"

**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.

#### Organizing Committee

- Georgia Benkart

(University of Wisconsin–Madison) - Kristin Lauter

(Microsoft Research) - Jill Pipher

(Brown University/ICERM)

#### Plenary Speakers

- Andrea Bertozzi

(UCLA) - Laura DeMarco

(University of Illinois at Chicago) - Barbara Keyfitz

(The Ohio State University) - Hee Oh

(Brown University)

Saturday | September 17, 2011 | |
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Time | Title | Location |

8:00 - 8:30 | Registration | MacMillan Hall, Room 117 167 Thayer Street, Providence, RI |

8:30 - 8:40 | Welcome Jill Pipher, President, AWM | MacMillan Hall, Room 117 |

8:40 - 9:25 | My Forty Years of Conservation Laws Abstract Barbara Keyfitz, Ohio State University | MacMillan Hall, Room 117 167 Thayer Street, Providence, RI |

9:30 - 10:10 | Poster Session Coffee Break | Barus & Holley Lobby 182 Hope Street, Providence, RI |

10:15 - 12:15 | Special Sessionsclick below for titles and locatis | Barus & Holley Room numbers vary |

Title | Organizers |
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Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra Abstract | Claudia Miller (Syracuse University) Mara Neusel (Texas Tech University) Janet Striuli (Fairfield University) |

Conservation Laws — Analytical and Numerical Approaches Abstract | Katarina Jegdic (University of Houston - Downtown) Barbara Keyfitz (The Ohio State University) |

Cryptography Abstract | Shafi Goldwasser (MIT) Tal Rabin (IBM) |

Current Trends in Probability Abstract | Kavita Ramanan (Brown University) |

Geometric Group Theory Abstract | Moira Chas (SUNY Stony Brook University) Delaram Kahrobaei (City University of New York) |

Geometry and Combinatorics in Flag Manifolds and Beyond Abstract | Rebecca Goldin (George Mason University) Julianna Tymoczko (University of Iowa) |

Group Theory and Its Connections to Representation Theory Abstract | Terrell Hodge (Western Michigan University) Julianne Rainbolt (St. Louis University) |

Homotopy Theory and Its Applications Abstract | Maria Basterra (University of New Hampshire) Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago) |

Intersection of Mathematics and Mathematics Education: Research and Practice K-20 Abstract | Juliana Belding (Harvard University) Ginger Warfield (University of Washington) |

Mathematical Biology — An Overview Abstract | Holly Gaff (Old Dominion University) Maeve L. McCarthy (Murray State University) |

Recent Advances in Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing Abstract | Sigal Gottlieb (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth) Misha Kilmer (Tufts University) |

Symplectic and Contact Geometry Abstract | Eleny Ionel (Stanford University) Katrin Wehrheim (MIT) |

Time | Title | Location |
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12:15 - 1:45 | Lunch Break | |

1:45 -2:30 | Polynomial Dynamics and Combinatorial Models Abstract Laura DeMarco, Univ. of Illinois Chicago | MacMillan Hall, Room 117 |

2:30 - 3:10 | Poster Session Coffee Break | Barus & Holley Lobby |

3:15 - 5:15 | Special Sessionsclick below for titles and locations | Barus & Holley Room numbers vary |

Title | Organizers |
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Advances in Nonlinear Dynamics Abstract | Alethea Barbaro (UCLA) Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA) |

Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra Abstract | Claudia Miller (Syracuse University) Mara Neusel (Texas Tech University) Janet Striuli (Fairfield University) |

Combinatorics and Graph Theory Abstract | Ruth Haas (Smith College) Ann Trenk (Wellesley College) |

Current Trends in Probability Abstract | Kavita Ramanan (Brown University) |

Geometric Group Theory Abstract | Moira Chas (SUNY Stony Brook University) Delaram Kahrobaei (City University of New York) |

Group Theory and its Connections with Representation Theory Abstract | Terrell Hodge (Western Michigan University) Julianne Rainbolt (St. Louis University) |

Intersection of Mathematics and Mathematics Education: Research and Practice K-20 Abstract | Juliana Belding (Harvard University) Ginger Warfield (University of Washington) |

Model Theory and Its Applications Abstract | Lynn Scow (University of Illinois at Chicago) Carol Wood (Wesleyan University) |

Nonlinear Wave Phenomena Abstract | Andrea Nahmod (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) Gigliola Staffilani (MIT) |

Number Theory Abstract | Alina Bucur (University of California San Diego) Michelle Manes (University of Hawaii) |

Recent Advances in Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing Abstract | Sigal Gottlieb (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth) Misha Kilmer (Tufts University) |

Riemannian Geometry Abstract | Carolyn Gordon (Dartmouth College) Sarah Greenwald (Appalachian State University) Christina Sormani (CUNY GC and Lehman College) |

Time | Title | Location |
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5:25 - 6:10 | Counting and Equidistribution in Apollonian Circle Packings Abstract Hee Oh, Brown University | MacMillan Hall, Rm 117 |

7:00 - 10:00 | Networking Reception with Dinner | Biltmore Hotel, Garden Room (2nd Floor)11 Dorrance St, Providence, RI |

Sunday | September 18, 2011 | |
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Time | Title | Location |

8:30 - 10:30 | Special Sessionsclick below for titles and locations | Barus & Holley Room numbers vary |

Title | Organizers |
---|---|

Advances in Nonlinear Dynamics Abstract | Alethea Barbaro (UCLA) Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA) |

Combinatorics and Graph Theory Abstract | Ruth Haas (Smith College) Ann Trenk (Wellesley College) |

Conservation Laws — Analytical and Numerical Approaches Abstract | Katarina Jegdic (University of Houston - Downtown) Barbara Keyfitz (The Ohio State University) |

Cryptography Abstract | Shafi Goldwasser (MIT) Tal Rabin (IBM) |

Geometry and Combinatorics in Flag Manifolds and Beyond Abstract | Rebecca Goldin (George Mason University) Julianna Tymoczko (University of Iowa) |

Homotopy Theory and Its Applications Abstract | Maria Basterra (University of New Hampshire) Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago) |

Mathematical Biology — An Overview Abstract | Holly Gaff (Old Dominion University) Maeve L. McCarthy (Murray State University) |

Model Theory and Its Applications Abstract | Lynn Scow (University of Illinois at Chicago) Carol Wood (Wesleyan University) |

Nonlinear Wave Phenomena Abstract | Andrea Nahmod (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) Gigliola Staffilani (MIT) |

Number Theory Abstract | Alina Bucur (University of California San Diego) Michelle Manes (University of Hawaii) |

Riemannian Geometry Abstract | Carolyn Gordon (Dartmouth College) Sarah Greenwald (Appalachian State University) Christina Sormani (CUNY GC and Lehman College) |

Symplectic and Contact Geometry Abstract | Eleny Ionel (Stanford University) Katrin Wehrheim (MIT) |

Time | Title | Location |
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10:30 - 11:15 | Poster Session Coffee Break | Barus & Holley Lobby |

11:20 - 12:05 | Mathematics 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)*