AWM Workshop at SIAM Annual Meeting 2022

The Hybrid 2022 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN22) was held at the David D. Lawrence Convention Center in in Pittsburg, PA on July 11–15, 2022. Once again, AWM hosted, sponsored and endorsed a series of events that spanned the entire week and brought together AWM members from academia, government and industry. One of them is the AWM Workshop, which comprises special sessions of research presentations delivered by a selection of invited speakers from one of the AWM Research Networks. In 2022, the AWM Workshop featured a selection of speakers from the Women in Graph Theory and Applications (WiGA) Research Network who provided an overview of the different areas of research within the network. 

The AWM Workshop: 

The first special session was held on Monday morning and it was followed by a mentoring lunch that brought together workshop participants, AWM-invited graduate student poster presenters, and graduate student mentors. The AWM workshop continued with a second special session of talks held on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday evening, previously selected graduate students presented their work in the SIAM conference poster session. AWM is intentionally engineering opportunities for meaningful interaction between the workshop participants as well as greater exposure of their work presented either in a poster or a talk so as to aid women in getting anchored in research groups. 

Mini-Symposia Talks:

Hamilton Paths in Domination Reconfiguration Graphs  
        Heather S. Blake, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Many Cliques in Bounded-Degree Hypergraphs
        Rachel Kirsch, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Graphs, Codes, and Compressed Sensing
        Esmeralda L. Nastase, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Interesting Open Problems in Saturation Theory
        Jill Faudree, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Comparing Product Throttling for Zero Forcing, Cops and Robbers, and Power Domination
        Sarah Anderson, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Symmetry Parameters for Mycielskian Graphs
        Puck Rombach, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
The Threshold Strong Dimension of a Graph
        Shonda Dueck, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Inner Code Impact on Graph-Based Codes
        Gretchen Matthews, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Presentations at the Graduate Student Poster Session

Modeling and Tracking Biofilm-Mediated Bacteria within a Water Supply Network
        Susan Rogowski, Florida State University, U.S.
Local Compatibility Boundary Conditions for High-Order Accurate Finite-Difference Approximations of PDEs
        Nour G. Al Hassanieh, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.
Periodicity of Mixed-Integer Programming Gap Functions
        Rachael M. Alfant, Rice University, U.S.
Dirac’s Theorem for Hamiltonian Berge Cycles in Uniform Hypergraphs
        Grace McCourt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S
Inferring Dynamics of Biological Systems
        Tracey G. Oellerich, George Mason University, U.S.
Dynamical Systems Modeling of Inflammation for a Continuous Administration of Endotoxin
        Kristen Windoloski, North Carolina State University, U.S.
Champ: A High-Order Accurate Partitioned Scheme for Conjugate Heat Transfer
        Sijia Huang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.
Kempe Equivalent List Colorings
        Reem Mahmoud, Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S.
Acyclic Graphs with at Least 2l + 1 Vertices are l-recognizable
        Mina Nahvi, University of Illinois, U.S.
Mathematical Analysis of Pulmonary Hypertension and Ventricular Interaction
        Amanda L. Colunga, North Carolina State University, U.S.

More information:

Additional details and photos can be found in the article titled “AWM at the 2022 SIAM Annual Meeting”  published in the AWM Newsletter, Vol. 52, No. 5, September-October 2022, pp.16-19.


AWM Research Symposium 2022 
Special Session for Women in Graph Theory and Applications

The AWM Research Symposium 2022 was held on June 16-19, 2022 at The University of Minnesota – Minneapolis and it included a special session dedicated to showcase research by members of WiGA. 


Daniela Ferrero, Texas State University
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University & American Institute of Mathematics


Breaking Symmetries of Mycielskian Graphs and of Cubes 
        Sarah Loeb, Hampden-Sydney College.
On a relation between bipartite biregular cages, block designs and generalized polygons
         Gabriela Araujo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Product Throttling for Power Domination
         Daniela Ferrero, Texas State University.
Graph-based codes based on dyadic matrices,
         Christine Kelley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Workshop for Women in Graph Theory and Applications

The first Research Collaboration Conference for WiGA was the  Workshop for Women in Graph Theory and Applications which took place on August 19 – 23, 2019 at the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications)



Daniela Ferrero, Texas State University
Sandra Kingan, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Linda Lesniak, Western Michigan University


Kira Adaricheva, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, U.S.A.
Sarah Anderson, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.
Gabriela Araujo-Pardo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Juriquilla, Querétaro, México
Nadia Benakli, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Katherine Benson, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, U.S.A.
Zhanar Berikkyzy, University of California – Riverside, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.
Jessalyn Bolkema, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, U.S.A. 
Novi Bong, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, U.S.A.
Debra Boutin, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, U.S.A.
Chassidy Bozeman, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, U.S.A.
Minnie Catral, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
Fan Chung Graham, University of California- San Diego, La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.
Nancy Clarke, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sally Cockburn, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, U.S.A.
Karen Collins, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, U.S.A.
Shonda Dueck, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Linda Eroh, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI, U.S.A.
Jill Faudree, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK, U.S.A.
Daniela Ferrero, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, U.S.A.
Ruth Haas, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.
Pamela Harris, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, U.S.A.
Katie Haymaker, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, U.S.A.
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University & American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, CA, U.S.A.
Kirsten Hogenson, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A.
Christine Kelley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
Lauren Keough, Grand Valley State University, Allendale Charter Township, MI, U.S.A.
Sandra Kingan, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Rachel Kirsch, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England
Linda Lesniak, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, U.S.A.
Sarah Loeb, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA, U.S.A.
Gretchen Matthews, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A.
Carolyn Mayer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.
Jessica McDonald, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, U.S.A.
Margaret-Ellen Messinger, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Esmeralda Nastase, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
Beth Novick, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, U.S.A.
Ortud Oellermann, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Katherine Perry, University of Denver, Denver, CO, U.S.A.
Michaela Rombach, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, U.S.A.
Karen Seyffarth, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Heather Smith, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, U.S.A.
Ann Trenk, Wellesley College,  Wellesley, MA,  U.S.A.
Shanise Walker, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, U.S.A.