AWM at SIAM 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM,Room: B116, Oregon Convention Center

AWM Workshop: Shape Analysis and Modeling — Part I of II


  • Organizers:
  • Megan Owen, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Cindy Grimm, Oregon State University
  • Medial Fragments for Segmentation of Articulating Objects in Images
    Ellen Gasparovic, Union College
  • Skeletal Models and Shape Representation
    Kathryn E. Leonard, Occidental College
  • Computational Design and Fabrication
    Xiaoting Zhang, Boston University
  • Deformation and Rigidity
    Nina Amenta, University of California, Davis

Monday, July 9, 2018, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM, Room: Oregon Ballroom 202/203, Oregon Convention Center

AWM – SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture: Learning and Efficiency of Outcomes in Games

Introduction: Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College, USA

Éva Tardos, Cornell University

Selfish behavior can often lead to suboptimal outcome for all participants, a phenomenon illustrated by many classical examples in game theory. Over the last two decades our community developed good understanding on how to quantify the impact of strategic user behavior on the overall performance in many games by analyzing Nash equilibria of these games (including traffic routing as well as online auctions). Learning outcomes emerged in recent years as an attractive alternative to Nash equilibrium, modeling players who haven’t reached a stable equilibrium, but rather use algorithmic learning. We propose that learning is a good model of behavior in games where the systems has high economic value overall, but where stakes of individual items are low, which makes exploring and learning a good behavior. Such games include both Internet packet routing as well as online auctions. In this talk we consider a few closely related questions: What are broad classes of learning behaviors that guarantee high social welfare in games, are these results robust to situations when the game or the population of players is dynamically changing, and does data from such games suggest that learning is indeed a good behavioral model of the participants.

Monday, July 9, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Room: B116, Oregon Convention Center

AWM Workshop: Shape Analysis and Modeling — Part II of II


  • Organizers:
  • Megan Owen, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Cindy Grimm, Oregon State University
  • Generative Representations of the World
    Ilke Demir, Facebook
  • Finding Communities and Roles in Networks
    Carlotta Domeniconi, George Mason University
  • Stratifying High-Dimensional Data Based on Proximity to the Convex Hull Boundary
    Lori Ziegelmeier, Macalester College
  • Consistent Shape Matching via Coupled Optimization
    Anastasia Dubrovina, Stanford University

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Room B116, Oregon Convention Center

AWM Workshop: Career Panel: Perspectives and Advice from Women in Research

Leading women researchers from academia and industry will discuss their career paths, including challenges they have faced. Most of the panel time will be dedicated to questions from the audience and informal discussion about the issues raised. We welcome anyone interested in hearing about women’s experiences navigating a research career.

  • Organizers
  • Megan Owen, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Deanna Needell, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Panelists:
  • Chiu-yen Kao, Claremont McKenna College
  • Laina Mercer, Institute for Disease Modeling
  • Lalitha Venkataramanan, Schlumberger-Doll Research
  • Rachel Ward, University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Room: Exhibit Hall A

AWM Workshop – Poster Presentations


  • Organizers:
  • Deanna Needell, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Beatrice Riviere, Rice University
  • Poster Judging Coordinator
  • Joyati Debnath, Winona State University
  • A Numerical Study of Steklov Eigenvalue Problem,
    Weaam Alhejaili, Claremont Graduate University
  • Fast Classification of Big Data: Proximal Methods for Sparse Discriminant Analysis,
    Summer Atkins, University of Florida
  • Automatic Extraction of a Stroke-Based Font Representation,
    Elena Balashova, Princeton University
  • Stability of Spiral Waves in Cardiac Dynamics,
    Stephanie Dodson, Brown University
  • Towards More Efficient Multigrid and Multilevel Methods,
    Aditi Ghai, Stony Brook University
  • Subset Selection with an Extension of DEIM,
    Emily Hendryx, Rice University
  • Robust Residual-Based and Residual-Free Greedy Algorithms for Reduced Basis Methods,
    Jiahua Jang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Regularization in Tomographic Reconstruction,
    Ratna Khatri, George Mason University
  • Anatomical Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease Progression in the Transentorhinal Cortex,
    Sue Kulason, Johns Hopkins University
  • Semiclassical Sine-Gordon Equation, Universality at Gradient Catastrophe,
    Bingying Lu, University of Michigan

Other SIAM Annual Meeting Activities of Interest:

Wednesday July 11, 8pm-9:30pm, Room: Oregon Ballroom 202/203

The Women Behind the Space Program

Friday July 13, 8:30am – 10:30am, Room: B114

Women Advancing Mathematical Biology (Part I of II)

Friday July 13, 4pm – 6pm, Room: B114

Women Advancing Mathematical Biology (Part II of II)

Sponsored by the NSF and the AWM ADVANCE Grant

  • AWM SIAM Meetings Committee Members:
  • Laura Ellwein
  • Malena Espanol
  • Cindy Grimm
  • Giseon Heo
  • Deanna Needell
  • Megan Owen
  • Beatrice Riviere
  • Hala Ah Shehadeh
  • Suzanne Sindi