# Search Research Symposium Abstracts

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## Counting problems

Many problems in number theory can be phrased as counting problems. How many solutions are there to this Diophantine equation? How many values of this polynomial are perfect squares? How many of these exponential sums are large? We will give a taste of several, quite different, counting problems with connections and applications ranging from algebraic [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Lillian B. Pierce, Duke University

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Plenary Lecture

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 8:45 am

## A Subexponential Quantum Algorithm for the Semidirect Discrete Logarithm Problem

Group-based cryptography is a relatively unexplored family in post-quantum cryptography, and the so-called Semidirect Discrete Logarithm Problem (SDLP) is one of its most central problems. However, the complexity of SDLP and its relationship to more well-known hardness problems, particularly with respect to its security against quantum adversaries, has not [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Delaram Kahrobaei, The City University of New York (QC, GC), University of York (UK)

**Authors:**Christopher Battarbee, Delaram Kahrobaei, Ludovic Perret, Siamak F. Shahandashti

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Women in Quantum Algorithms and Computing (WQAC) [Organized by Sarah Chehade]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Mapping Class Groups of Infinite Graphs

Recently, Algom-Kfir and Bestvina introduced mapping class groups of locally finite graphs as a proposed analog of the outer automorphism group of a free group in the infinite-type setting. In this talk, we will introduce infinite-type graphs, their mapping class groups, and why we consider these to be the "big" analog of Out(F_n). Using a [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Hannah Hoganson, University of Maryland

**Authors:**George Domat, Sanghoon Kwak

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Women in Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics [Organized by Hannah Hoganson and Rylee Lyman]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Hierarchical nonnegative tensor factorizations and applications

Nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) has found many applications including topic modeling and document analysis. Hierarchical NMF (HNMF) variants are able to learn topics at various levels of granularity and illustrate their hierarchical relationship. Recently, nonnegative tensor factorization (NTF) methods have been applied in a similar fashion in order [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Jamie Haddock, Harvey Mudd College

**Authors:**Deanna Needell, Joshua Vendrow

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Tensor Methods for data modeling [Organized by Anna Konstorum]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Roundtable: Constructing an “Elevator Pitch”

In academia and industry, one needs to be able to concisely explain their work and its relevance. We often practice formal communication techniques in preparation for research talks, posters, and publications. However, honing informal or impromptu discussions is often neglected. Interviewing and networking highlight the importance of being able to translate [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Matt Sammons, Metron, Inc.

**Authors:**Matt Sammons, Brooke Ogrodnik

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Panels, Roundtables, and Other Events

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Management of Biological Systems Utilizing Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Simulations

Often when building a model and exploring a biological question, we consider how to implement management options and what is the best way to optimize. There are many different methods for incorporating management into a model, we will focus on aspects of control theory. For the talk, we take a model of an invasive pest using nonlinear positive difference [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Christina J. Edholm, Scripps College

**Authors:**Chris Guiver, Richard Rebarer, Brigitte Tenhumberg, Stuart Townley,

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Women in Mathematical Biology: Computation and Modeling [Organized by Katharine Gurski and Yeona Kang]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## An Integrated Approach to the Design of Compact and Connected Reserve Systems

Protected areas for biological conservation depend on large, connected, and compact regions encompassing diverse species. Optimization models have been developed to allocate limited resources efficiently. Initial models focused on protecting most species but resulted in small, scattered areas. Later models aimed to create extensive, compact areas and connect [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Lakmali Weerasena, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

**Authors:**Lakmali Weerasena, Douglas Shier, David Tonkyn, Mark McFeaters, Christopher Collins

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Exploring the Intersection of Mathematics and Ecology: Research Applications and Findings [Organized by Lakmali Weerasena and Maeve McCarthy]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## The rainbow saturation number is linear

Given a graph H, we say that an edge-coloured graph G is H-rainbow saturated if it does not contain a rainbow copy of H, but the addition of any non-edge in any colour creates a rainbow copy of H. The rainbow saturation number rsat(n, H) is the minimum number of edges among all H-rainbow saturated edge-coloured graphs on n vertices. We prove that for any [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Natasha Morrison, University of Victoria

**Authors:**Joint work with Natalie Behague (University of Victoria), Tom Johnston, (University of Bristol) Shannon Ogden (University of Victoria), and Shoham Letzter (University College London)

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics [Organized by Jinyoung Park and Corrine Yap]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Degree $d$ points on plane curves

Given a plane curve $C$ defined over $\mathbb{Q}$, when the genus of the curve is greater than one, Faltings' theorem tells us that the set of rational points on the curve is finite. It is then natural to consider higher degree points, that is, points on this curve defined over fields of degree $d$ over $\mathbb{Q}$. We ask for which natural numbers $d$ [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Lea Beneish, University of North Texas

**Authors:**Lea Beneish and Andrew Granville

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Rethinking Number Theory [Organized by Deewang Bhamidipati, Eva Goedhart, and Amita Malik]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Building up R programming skills while learning Elementary Statistics

Computer programming skills are not normally associated with the study of mathematics. However, in writing the book "Elementary Statistics: A guide to Data Analysis Using R" we start from the premise that R is the ideal programming environment that can make a crucial difference for students just starting to assimilate basic concept of Statistics. [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Daniel Vrinceanu, Texas Southern University

**Authors:**Daniel Vrinceanu

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Meet Researchers Behind the Real-Life Examples of Elementary Statistics: A Guide to Data Analysis Using R [Organized by Nancy Griesinger]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Wikipedia Event: A training edit-a-thon to close the “Wikipedia gender gap”

This training edit-a-thon focuses on reducing the “Wikipedia gender gap” in the Mathematical Sciences. With over 14 billion views each month, Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world. English language Wikipedia counts almost 6.5 million pages that are constantly being improved by volunteer editors worldwide. While anyone can edit [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Francesca Bernardi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Panels, Roundtables, and Other Events

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Energy and Discrepancy on Hamming Spaces

In 1973, Stolarsky discovered a connection between the quadratic spherical cap discrepancy of a point set on the sphere, and it's sum of Euclidean distances between pairs of distinct points, showing that minimizing the discrepancy was equivalent to maximizing the sum of distances. In this talk, we discuss an analogue of this result for the Hamming [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Ryan W Matzke, Vanderbilt University

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Special Session on Discrete Harmonic Analysis [Organized by Christina Giannitsi and Michael Lacey]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

## Local heights computations for quadratic Chabauty

The method of quadratic Chabauty was a groundbreaking development on the problem of explicitly determining the set of rational points on a curve. A crucial step of this method is the computation of values of local height functions at primes of bad reduction. In this talk, I will discuss algorithms and provide practical examples of computing these local [Read More...]

**Presenter:**Juanita Duque-Rosero, Boston University

**Authors:**Alexander Betts, Juanita Duque-Rosero, Sachi Hashimoto, and Pim Spelier.

**Symposium Year:**2023

**Session:**Recent Advances in Curves and Abelian Varieties [Organized by Renee Bell, Padmavathi Srinivasan, and Isabel Vogt]

**Presentation Time:**September 30, 2023; 9:45 am

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