AWM at JMM 2014

Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

Wednesday January 15, 2014, 2:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Room 326, BCC

AWM Panel Discussion: Building a research career in mathematics

  • Organizers:
  • Bettye Ann Case, Florida State University
  • Christina Sormani, City University of New York
  • Panelists:
  • Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
  • Joan Hutchinson, Macalester College, Smith College emerita
  • Deleram Kahrobaei, CUNYGC and NYC College of Technology
  • Tanya Leise, Amherst College
  • Chikako Mese, John Hopkins University
  • Judy Walker, University of Nebraska

Wednesday January 15, 2014, 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Room 326, BCC

AWM Business Meeting

Wednesday January 15, 2014, 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

AWM Reception and Prize Presentation

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., Ballrooms I & II, 400 level, BCC

AWM Noether Lecture – Walking on Graphs the Representation Theory Way

Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin

How many walks of n steps are there from point A to point B on a graph? Often finding the answer involves clever combinatorics or tedious treading. But if the graph is the representation graph of a group, representation theory can facilitate the counting and provide much insight. The simply-laced affine Dynkin diagrams are representation graphs of the finite subgroups of the special unitary group SU(2) by the celebrated McKay correspondence. These subgroups are essentially the symmetry groups of the platonic solids, and the correspondence has been shown to have important connections with diverse subjects including mirror symmetry and the resolution of singularities. Inherent in McKay’s correspondence is a rich combinatorics coming from the Dynkin diagrams. Some of the ideas involved in seeing this go back to Schur, who used them to establish a remarkable duality between the representation theories of the general linear and symmetric groups. There is a similar duality between the SU(2) subgroups and certain algebras that enable us to count walks and solve other combinatorial problems. In this case, the duality leads to connections with the Temperley- Lieb algebras of statistical mechanics, with partitions, with Catalan numbers, and much more.

Friday January 17, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

AMS-AWM Special Session on Geometric Applications of Algebraic Combinatorics, I

  • Abstracts
  • Organizers:
  • Elizabeth Beazley, Haverford College
  • Kristina Garrett, St. Olaf College
  • 8:00 a.m. From combinatorics to motives: Cutting and pasting in algebraic geometry,
    Melanie Matchett Wood, University of Wisconsin, and American Institute of Mathematics
    Ravi Vakil*, Stanford University
  • 8:30 a.m. Fiber bundle structures of Schubert varieties,
    Edward Richmond*, UBC
    William Slofstra, UC Davis
  • 9:00 a.m. Kazhdan–Lusztig elements for adjoint Schuberts,
    Alexander K Woo*, University of Idaho
    Alexander Yong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 9:30 a.m. TALK CANCELLED: Young tableaux and subvarieties of the Grassmannian,
    Kevin Purbhoo*, University of Waterloo
  • 10:00 a.m. TALK CANCELLED: Schubert calculus on isotropic Grassmannians,
    Harry Tamvakis*, University of Maryland
  • 10:30 a.m. The topology of toric origami manifolds,
    Tara S Holm*, Cornell University
    Ana Rita Pires, Cornell University

Friday January 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m. Room 318, BCC

AMS-AWM Special Session on Geometric Applications of Algebraic Combinatorics, II

  • Abstracts
  • Organizers:
  • Elizabeth Beazley, Haverford College
  • Kristina Garrett, St. Olaf College
  • 1:00 p.m. Polynomials for GLp × GLq orbit closures in the flag variety,
    Benjamin J. Wyser, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Alexander Yong*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1:30 p.m. Generalized splines and Schubert calculus,
    Julianna S Tymoczko*, Smith College
  • 2:00 p.m. A generalized GKM condition for p-compact flag varieties,
    Omar Ortiz*, University of Western Ontario
  • 2:30 p.m. Equivariant cohomology of two-step flag varieties,
    Anders S. Buch*, Rutgers University
  • 3:00 p.m. An equivariant rim-hook rule for quantum cohomology of Grassmannians,
    Elizabeth Beazley, Haverford College
    Anna Bertiger, University of Waterloo
    Kaisa Taipale*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • 3:30 p.m. A quantum Chevalley rule for affine flag manifolds,
    Liviu Mare, University of Regina, Canada
    Leonardo C Mihalcea*, Virginia Tech University
  • 4:00 p.m. Flag Gromov-Witten invariants and Macdonald polynomials,
    Jennifer Morse*, Drexel University
  • 4:30 p.m. A Constant Term Expression for the Character of Diagonal Harmonics,
    Jim Haglund*, University of Pennsylvania
    Adriano Garsia, University of California at San Diego
  • 5:00 p.m. Macdonald polynomials with shifted parameters,
    Arun Ram, University of Melbourne
    Martha Yip*, University of Pennsylvania
    Meesue Yoo, KIAS
  • 5:30 p.m. Specializations of nonsymmetric Macdonald-Koornwinder polynomials,
    Daniel Orr, Virginia Tech
    Mark Shimozono*, Virginia Tech
  • 6:00 p.m. A Signed Little Map and Coxeter-Knuth Graphs,.
    Sara C. Billey*, University of Washington

Friday January 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Pratt Street Lobby, 300 Level, BCC

AWM Workshop Poster Presentations and Reception

  • Abstracts
  • Organizers:
  • Maria Basterra, University of New Hampshire
  • Erin Chambers, Saint Louis University
  • Kathryn Leonard, California State University Channel Islands
  • 6:00 p.m. On decay properties of solutions to the IVP for the Benjamin-Ono equation,
    Cynthia V. Flores*, University of California – Santa Barbara
  • 6:00 p.m. Stability of Eigenvalues of Quantum Graphs,
    Tracy Weyand*, Texas A&M University
    Gregory Berkolaiko, Texas A&M University
  • 6:00 p.m. Ginzburg-Landau Vortices on Manifolds,
    Ko-Shin Chen*, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 6:00 p.m. Finite generation behaves differently in negative cohomology,
    Van C. Nguyen*, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • 6:00 p.m. Bilinear pseudodifferential operators with symbols in Besov spaces,
    Jodi Herbert*, Kansas State University
    Virginia Naibo, Kansas State University
  • 6:00 p.m. Uncoupling Groundwater-Surface Water Flow Using Partitioned Methods,
    Michaela J. Kubacki*, University of Pittsburgh
  • 6:00 p.m. Elliptic curve discriminant twins,
    Alyson Deines*, University of Washington
    Ben Lundell, University of Washington
  • 6:00 p.m. The Design of Non-redundant Directional Wavelet Filter Bank Using 1-D Neville Filters, .
    Youngmi Hur, Johns Hopkins University
    Fang Zheng*, Johns Hopkins University
  • 6:00 p.m. Uniqueness of extremizers for an endpoint inequality of the k-plane transform,
    Taryn C Flock*, UC Berkeley
  • 6:00 p.m. Positive-Definite Quaternary Quadratic Forms Over (√5),
    Katherine Thompson*, University of Georgia
  • 6:00 p.m. Heart Rate and EEG modeling during labor: predicting fetal distress,
    Aisha Najera Chesler*, Claremont Graduate University
    Ami E Radunskaya, Pomona College
  • 6:00 p.m. Cyclic permutations realized by the signed shift,
    Kassie Archer*, Dartmouth College
    Sergi Elizalde, Dartmouth College
  • 6:00 p.m. Well-posedness and decay of energy for Mindlin-Timoshenko plate equations,
    Pei Pei*, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 6:00 p.m. Corona and cluster value problem in infinite-dimensional spaces,
    Sofia Ortega Castillo*, Texas A&M University
    William B. Johnson, Texas A&M University
  • 6:00 p.m. Pointwise asymptotic behavior of modulated periodic reaction-diffusion waves,
    Soyeun Jung*, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • 6:00 p.m. Spatio-temporal sampling schemes in evolutionary systems,
    Jacqueline Davis*, Vanderbilt University
  • 6:00 p.m. Image estimation using optimal filters,
    Viktoria Taroudaki*, AMSC Program, University of Maryland
    Dianne P. O’Leary, University of Maryland
  • 6:00 p.m. Structured LDPC codes for flash memory,
    Kathryn A Haymaker*, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 6:00 p.m. Genus 3 algebraic curves,
    Lubjana Beshaj*, Oakland University
  • 6:00 p.m. User-Aided Space Transformation of Color Images for Improved Edge Detection,
    Brianna R Cash*, University of Maryland, College Park
    Dianne O’Leary, Department of Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), University of Maryland, College Park

Saturday January 18, 2014, 7:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. Room 318, BCC

AMS-AWM Special Session on Geometric Applications of Algebraic Combinatorics, III

  • Abstracts
  • Organizers:
  • Elizabeth Beazley, Haverford College
  • Kristina Garrett, St. Olaf College
  • 7:30 a.m. A q-analog of the partition algebra,
    Tom Halverson*, Macalester College
    Arun Ram, University of Melbourne
    Nathaniel Thiem, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 8:00 a.m. Crosshatch permutations,
    Gregory S. Warrington*, University of Vermont
  • 8:30 a.m. Enumeration of strong, standard, starred tableaux,
    Susanna Fishel*, Arizona State University
    Matjaz Konvalinka, University of Ljubljana
  • 9:00 a.m. The immaculate basis of the non-commutative symmetric functions,
    Chris Berg, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
    Nantel Bergeron, York University / Fields Institute
    Franco Saliola, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
    Luis Serrano*, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
    Mike Zabrocki, York University / Fields Institute
  • 9:30 a.m. Product formulas for the volumes of flow polytopes,
    Karola Meszaros*, Cornell University
  • 10:00 a.m. A geometric interpretation of the weighted games poset,
    Sarah K Mason*, Wake Forest University
    Robert Jason Parsley, Wake Forest University
  • 10:30 a.m. Combinatorics of the tropical moduli space of curves,
    Melody Chan*, Harvard University

Saturday January 18, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-10:25 a.m. Room 310, BCC

AWM Workshop Presentations, I

  • Abstracts
  • Organizers:
  • Erin Chambers, Saint Louis University
  • Kathryn Leonard, California State University Channel Islands
  • Luminita Vese, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 8:00 a.m. Bayesian Abel Inversion with MCMC Sampling in Quantitative X-ray Radiography,
    Marylesa Howard*, National Security Technologies
    Michael Fowler, National Security Technologies
    Aaron Luttman, Clarkson University
  • 8:30 a.m. Computational Symmetry for Automatic Pattern Discovery,
    Yanxi Liu*, Penn State University
  • 9:00 a.m. Partially blind deblurring of barcode from out-of-focus blur,
    Yifei Lou*, University of California Irvine
    Ernie Esser, University of California Irvine
    Hongkai Zhao, University of California Irvine
    Jack Xin, University of California Irvine
  • 9:30 a.m. Open questions in user-guided manual 3D image segmentation,
    Cindy Grimm*, Oregon State University
    Ruth West, University of North Texas
    Tao Ju, Washington University in St. Louis
    Michelle Vaughan, Washington University in St. Louis
    Ross Sowell, Cornell College
  • 10:00 a.m. Prior Information Guided Image Denoising and Reconstruction,
    Jing Qin*, UCLA
    Weihong Guo, Case Western Reserve University

Saturday January 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-4:25 p.m. Room 310, BCC

AWM Workshop Presentations, II

  • Abstracts
  • Organizers:
  • Erin Chambers, Saint Louis University
  • Kathryn Leonard, California State University Channel Islands
  • Luminita Vese, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1:00 p.m.
    Skeletal linking structures for multiple-region analysis.
    James Damon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Ellen Gasparovic*, Duke University
  • 1:30 p.m. A convex relaxation segmentation scheme based on shearlets,
    Weihong Guo*, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2:00 p.m. The Intersection of Statistics and Topology,
    Brittany Terese Fasy*, Tulane University
  • 2:30 p.m. Combinatorial Optimization for PDE based Approaches to Computer Vision,
    Noha El-Zehiry*, Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology
  • 3:00 p.m. Output-Sensitive Well-Separated Pair Decompositions for Dynamic Point Sets,
    Eunhui Park*, University of Maryland
    David Mount, University of Maryland
  • 3:30 p.m. On map construction and map comparison,
    Carola Wenk*, Tulane University
  • 4:00 p.m. A Quadratic Program to Stratify High Dimensional Data Based on Proximity to the Convex Hull,
    Lori Beth Ziegelmeier*, Macalester College
    Michael Kirby, Colorado State University
    Chris Peterson, Colorado State University