2016 CMS Summer Meeting

University of Alberta, June 24 - 27, 2016


Scientific Sessions

By invitation of the Meeting Committee, there will be sessions in the following areas. The list of speakers is preliminary, and participants interested in delivering a talk in one of the sessions should contact one of the organizers of that session. All scientific sessions will take place in the Education Building at the University of Alberta.

Advances in Lyapunov Functions in Mathematical Biology
Org: Hongbin Guo (Ottawa) and Connell McCluskey (Wilfred Laurier)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 164)
8:30 - 9:00 Connell McCluskey (Laurier), Lyapunov functionals for delay equations with vector borne transmission
9:00 - 9:30 Jinliang Wang (Heilongjiang University), Dynamics of a PDE viral infection model incorporating cell-to-cell transmission
9:30 - 10:00 Yoichi Enatsu (Univeristy of Tokyo), Effect of waning immunity on asymptotic behavior of epidemic models
15:30 - 16:00 Yasuhiro Takeuchi (Aoyama Gakuin University), Maturation delay for the predators can enhance stable coexistence in prey-predator model with Allee effect
16:00 - 16:30 Haitao Song (Shanxi University/York), Global dynamics of two heterogeneous SIR models with nonlinear incidence rate and delays
16:30 - 17:00 Yanyu Xiao (University of Cincinnati), Application of Lyapunov Functions to some vector-borne disease models
17:00 - 17:30 Zhisheng Shuai (University of Central Florida), Applications of the graph-theoretic approach to heterogeneous cholera models
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 164)
8:30 - 9:00 Michael Li (Alberta), Global Stability Problems in Heterogeneous Models for Vector-Borne Diseases
9:00 - 9:30 Hongbin Guo (Ottawa), Global stability of stage-structured epidemic models
9:30 - 10:00 Toshikazu Kuniya (Kobe University), Global stability analysis for an age-structured multi-group SIR epidemic model
Algebraic Design Theory
Org: Hadi Kharigani (Lethbridge)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 221)
15:30 - 16:15 Karol Zyczkowski (Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University), On complex Hadamard matrices with special properties
16:15 - 16:45 Rostam Sabeti (Olivet College), On classes of periodic parametrized circulant complex Hadamard matrices
16:45 - 17:15 Ilias Kotsireas (WLU), Cyclic $(v;k_1,k_2,k_3;\lambda)$ difference families with $v = 3 \mod 4$ a prime
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 221)
15:30 - 16:00 Lucia Moura (Ottawa), Finite Field Constructions of Combinatorial Arrays
16:00 - 16:30 Steve Wang (Carleton), Some recent progress on Costas arrays
16:30 - 17:00 David Pike (MUN), On the chromatic index of STS block intersection graphs
17:00 - 17:30 Asiyeh Sanaei (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Skolem Sequences and Graph Labelling
Monday June 27  (Education Building 221)
8:30 - 9:00 Sho Suda (Aichi University - Japan), Linked systems of symmetric group divisible designs
9:00 - 9:30 Ferenc SZÖLLŐSI (Aalto University - Finland), Classification algorithms for Butson-type Hadamard matrices
9:30 - 10:00 Will Orrick (Indiana University), Maximal determinants, sequence pairs, and cyclotomy
14:00 - 14:30 Brett Stevens (Carleton), Ordered orthognal arrays, LFSRs and hypergraph homomorphisms
14:30 - 15:00 Rob Craigen (Manitoba), Synthetic Orthogonality Theory
15:00 - 15:30 Bill Martin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Linked systems of symmetric designs and real mutually unbiased bases
Algebraic graph theory: including Cayley graphs, group actions on graphs, graph eigenvalues, graphs and matrices
Org: Joy Morris (Lethbridge)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 170)
9:00 - 9:30 Nathan Lindzey (Waterloo), Intersecting Families of Perfect Matchings
9:30 - 10:00 Harmony Zhan (Waterloo), Spectra of Discrete Quantum Walks
15:30 - 16:00 Robert Bailey (Memorial), On the metric dimension of incidence graphs
16:00 - 16:30 Cathy Kriloff (Idaho State University), Spectra of Cayley graphs of complex reflection groups
16:30 - 17:00 Shonda Gosselin (Winnipeg), The metric dimension of circulant graphs
17:00 - 17:30 Joy Morris (Lethbridge), Cyclic $m$-cycle systems of near-complete graphs
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 170)
8:30 - 9:00 Karen Meagher (Regina), Derangement graphs for 2-transitive groups
9:00 - 9:30 Sean McGuinness (Thompson Rivers University), Hamilton Paths in the Cayley Graph of a Dihedral Group
9:30 - 10:00 Dave Witte Morris (Lethbridge), Infinitely many nonsolvable groups whose Cayley graphs are hamiltonian
10:30 - 11:00 Joel Friedman (UBC), Sheaves on Graphs and Applications
11:00 - 11:30 Adrián Pastine (Michigan Technological University), Abelian Groups are R-Sequenceable
Analysis and applications of differential equations using symmetries, conservation laws, and integrability
Org: Stephen Anco (Brock) and Alexei Cheviakov (Saskatchewan)
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 170)
15:30 - 16:00 George Bluman (UBC), Nonclassical analysis of the nonlinear Kompaneets equation
16:00 - 16:30 Alexei Cheviakov (Saskatchewan), Conservation law construction for the incompressible Mooney-Rivlin hyperelasticity model
16:30 - 17:00 Dmitry Pshenitsin (Brock), Conservation laws of incompressible magnetohydrodynamics
Monday June 27  (Education Building 170)
8:30 - 9:00 Alexander Odesski (Brock), Integrable structures in 3D hydrodynamic-type systems and differential geometry
9:00 - 9:30 Thomas Wolf (Brock), Computing Symmetries and Recursion Operators of Evolutionary Super-Sytstems
9:30 - 10:00 Andy Wan (McGill), Conservative discretization and long term stability
14:00 - 14:30 Stephen Anco (Brock)
14:30 - 15:00 Elena Recio (Brock), Multi-peakon solutions in a family of generalized Camassa-Holm equations
Org: Michael Bennett (UBC) and Patrick Ingram (Colorado State University)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 228)
8:30 - 9:00 Matilde Lalin (Montréal), Polylogarithms and multizeta values in Mahler measure
9:00 - 9:30 Allysa Lumley (York), A Zero Density Result for the Riemann Zeta Function
9:30 - 10:00 Greg Martin (UBC)
15:30 - 16:00 Nils Bruin (Simon Fraser), Obstructions for primitive solutions to $Ax^3+By^3=Cz^2$
16:00 - 16:30 Katherine Stange (University of Colorado), Arithmetic properties of the Frobenius traces defined by a rational abelian variety
16:30 - 17:00 Amy Feaver (The King's University)
17:00 - 17:30 James Parks (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Low-lying zeros of quadratic Dirichlet L-functions
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 228)
8:30 - 9:00 Dimitris Koukoulopoulos (Montréal), Sieve weights and their smoothings
9:00 - 9:30 Amir Akbary (Lethbridge), Lang-Trotter conjecture for two elliptic curves
9:30 - 10:00 Myrto Mavraki (UBC), Simultaneous torsion points in a Weierstrass family of elliptic curves
10:30 - 11:00 Alia Hamieh (Lethbridge), Value-distribution of logarithmic derivatives of $L$-functions
11:00 - 11:30 Peter Cho Ho Lam (Simon Fraser University)
15:30 - 16:00 Shabnam Akhtari (University of Oregon), Many Thue equations have no solutions
16:30 - 17:00 Gary Walsh (Ottawa), Solving systems of simultaneous Pell equations
17:00 - 17:30 Karl Dilcher (Dalhousie), Derivatives and fast evaluation of the Witten zeta function
Computational Number Theory
Org: Kevin Hare (Waterloo) and Patrick Ingram (Colorado State University)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 176)
8:30 - 9:00 Katherine Stange (Colorado), Lattice properties of number fields and lattice-based cryptography
9:00 - 9:30 Charles Samuels (Christopher Newport University), Using Fibonacci numbers to solve certain extremal problems regarding the Mahler measure
9:30 - 10:00 Jean-François Biasse (University of Southern Florida), Quantum algorithms for number theory and their relevance to cryptography
15:30 - 16:00 Aurore Guillevic (Calgary), Computing discrete logarithms in non-prime finite fields
16:00 - 16:30 Clifton Cunningham (Calgary), Lifts of Hilbert modular forms and applications to a conjecture of Gross
16:30 - 17:00 Renate Scheidler (Calgary), Computing Quadratic Function Fields With High 3-Rank Via Cubic Field Tabulation
17:00 - 17:30 Monireh Rezai Rad (Calgary), Jacobian Versus Infrastructure in Real Hyperelliptic Curves
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 176)
9:00 - 9:30 Eva Curry (Acadia), Computational Complexity of Addition with Multidimensional Digit Representations
9:30 - 10:00 Anton Mosunov (Waterloo), Some computational evidence on the heuristics of Guy and Selfridge
10:30 - 11:00 Mike Jacobson (Calgary), Statistical Analysis of Aliquot Sequences
11:00 - 11:30 Danielle Cox (Mount Saint Vincent University), A Problem on Generating Sets Containing Fibonacci Numbers
Contributed Papers
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 377)
9:30 - 10:00 Rostam Sabeti (Olivet College), 1-variable Descartes' Rule of signs and ideal of symmetric polynomials
Convex and Discrete Geometry, and Geometric Analysis
Org: Alexander Litvak, Anna Lytova and Vladyslav Yaskin (Alberta)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 254)
8:30 - 9:00 Jie Xiao (Memorial), Flux-Capacity-Mass
9:00 - 9:30 Arnaud Marsiglietti (IMA, Minnesota), Do Minkowski averages get progressively more convex?
9:30 - 10:00 Galyna Livshyts (Georgia Tech), On infinitesimal versions of Log-Brunn-Minkowski and related inequalities
15:30 - 16:00 Muhammad A. Khan (Calgary), The geometry of homothetic covering and illumination
16:00 - 16:30 Matthew Stephen (Alberta), On convex intersection bodies and unique determination problems for convex bodies
16:30 - 17:00 Jaegil Kim (Alberta), Distribution functions of sections and projections of convex bodies
17:00 - 17:30 Ning Zhang (Alberta), Grunbaum's inequality and centroid position for projections
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 254)
9:00 - 9:30 Deping Ye (Memorial), On the monotonicity of affine surface areas under the Steiner symmetrization
9:30 - 10:00 Konstantin Tikhomirov (Alberta), Randomized coverings by homothetic copies, and illumination
10:30 - 11:00 Elizaveta Rebrova (Michigan), Regularization of the norm of random matrices
11:00 - 11:30 Shardul Vikram (Concordia), A New Approach to the Planar Fractional Minkowski problem via a Curvature Flow
15:30 - 16:00 Yuriy Zinchenko (Calgary), On the curvature of the central path for linear programming
16:00 - 16:30 Sergii Myroshnychenko (Kent State University), On polytopes with congruent projections
16:30 - 17:00 Samuel Reid (Calgary)
Monday June 27  (Education Building 254)
8:30 - 9:00 Karoly Bezdek (Calgary), Contact numbers for sphere packings
9:00 - 9:30 Kateryna Tatarko (Alberta), On the mean curvature vector of a special class of submanifolds in a Riemannian submersion
9:30 - 10:00 Ivan Iurchenko (Alberta), On affine invariant points
Geometric Methods in Mechanics and Control with Applications
Org: Vakhtang Poutkaradze (Alberta) and Dmitry Zenkov (Math, NCSU)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 380)
8:30 - 9:00 Hiroaki Yoshimura, Discrete Dirac Structures and Nonholonomic Integrators for Lagrange-Dirac Systems
9:00 - 9:30 Melvin Leok, Interpolation on Symmetric Spaces via the Generalized Polar Decomposition
9:30 - 10:00 Francois Gay-Balmaz, Multisymplectic integrators for nonsmooth mechanics
15:30 - 16:00 Richard Cushman, The spherical pendulum
16:00 - 16:30 Jedrzej Sniatycki (Calgary), Quantum Spherical Pendulum
16:30 - 17:00 Vakhtang Putkaradze, Geometric approach to the dynamics of tubes conveying fluid
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 380)
8:30 - 9:00 Paula Balseiro, Nonholonomic systems and the hamiltonization problem
9:00 - 9:30 Andrew Lewis, Tautological Control Systems
9:30 - 10:00 Stuart Rogers (Alberta), Optimal Control of a Nonholonomic Mechanical System
10:30 - 11:00 Mark Gotay
11:00 - 11:30 Dmitry Zenkov (North Carolina State University), The Helmholtz Conditions and the Method of Controlled Lagrangians
15:30 - 16:00 George Patrick
16:00 - 16:30 Larry Bates, An extension of the Dirac theory of constraints
Industrial Mathematics
Org: Huaxiong Huang (York), Michael Lamoureux (Calgary) and Odile Marcotte (UQAM)
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 377)
9:00 - 9:30 Arian Novruzi (Ottawa), Modeling, shape analysis and computation of the equilibrium pore shape near a PEM–PEM intersection
9:30 - 10:00 Wenyuan Liao (Calgary), A Helmholtz-decomposition based numerical method for Elastic wavefield separation
10:30 - 11:00 Paul McNicholas (McMaster)
11:00 - 11:30 Hongmei Zhu (York), Noise Analysis
15:30 - 16:00 Sean Bohun (University of the Ontario Institute of Technology), The Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometer: towards reconstructing molecules
16:00 - 16:30 Oscar Lopez (UBC), Off-the-Grid Low-Rank Matrix Recovery: Seismic Data Reconstruction
Monday June 27  (Education Building 377)
8:30 - 9:00 Matt Davison (Western), Operations Research and Machine Learning combine to solve a Harbour Security Problem
9:00 - 9:30 Anthony Ware (Calgary), Energy market modelling and asset valuation: two industry projects
9:30 - 10:00 Vahktang Poutkaradze (Alberta)
Mathematics Outreach Programs: Reach Out, Reach Wide, Reach Deep
Org: Gerda de Vries (Alberta), Malgorzata Dubiel (SFU) and Veselin Jungic (SFU)
Saturday June 25
8:30 - 9:00 Veselin Jungic (SFU), The Math Catcher Outreach Program, Education Building 303
9:00 - 9:30 Genevieve Fox (Siksika Board of Education), Integrating Siksikaitsitapi Knowledge into Lifelong Learning Education in Mathematics and Science, Education Building 303
9:30 - 10:00 Melania Alvarez (PIMS), A clean slate: Let them show us their talents., Education Building 303
15:30 - 16:30 Navajo Math Circles, Navajo Math Circles, ED N2 115
16:30 - 17:00 Pamini Thangarajah (Mount Royal University), Explore IT: A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach for grade nine girls, ED N2 115
17:00 - 17:30 Danielle Cox, Svenja Huntemann (Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie), How to Develop a Mathematics Outreach Program, ED N2 115
Partial Differential Equations
Org: Mostafa Fazly (Alberta) and Juncheng Wei (UBC)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 276)
8:30 - 9:00 Stephen Gustafson (UBC), Stability of periodic waves of 1D nonlinear Schrödinger equations
9:00 - 9:30 Dimitrios Roxanas (UBC), Global solutions of a focusing energy-critical heat equation
9:30 - 10:00 Matt Coles (UBC), Subcritical Perturbations of Energy Critical NLS
15:30 - 16:00 Xinwei Yu (Alberta), Regularity criteria of 3D Navier-Stokes Equations involving the pressure term
16:00 - 16:30 M. Niksirat (Toronto), On the existence of periodic solutions to nonlinear evolution equations
16:30 - 17:00 Alexei Cheviakov (Saskatchewan), Conservation laws of vorticity-type equations
17:00 - 17:30 Eric Sawyer (McMaster), Local boundedness and maximum principle for rough infinitely degenerate elliptic operators
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 276)
8:30 - 9:00 Brendan Pass (Alberta), Multi - to one - dimensional transportation
9:00 - 9:30 Jerome Vetois (McGill), Clustering solutions for smooth perturbations of a critical elliptic equation in low dimensions
9:30 - 10:00 Weiwei Ao (UBC), Existence of positive solutions with a prescribed singular set of fractional Yamabe Problem
10:30 - 11:00 Ihsan Topaloglu (McMaster), Small volume fraction limit of a nonlocal isoperimetric problem with confinement
11:00 - 11:30 Eric Woolgar (Alberta), Ricci flow of partially even metrics
15:30 - 16:00 Cristian Rios (Calgary), Harnack's estimates for fractional powers of non-symmetric second order operators
16:00 - 16:30 Chunhua Ou (Memorial), Periodic steady-state solutions to the liquid film flowing model: existence and stability
16:30 - 17:00 Theodore Kolokolnikov (Dalhousie), Spike distribution density in a reaction-diffusion system with spatial dependence
Rational Points, Rational Curves, and Positivity of Projective Varieties
Org: Xi Chen (Alberta) and Nathan Grieve (UNB)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 213)
8:30 - 9:15 James Lewis (Alberta), The Business of Height Pairings
9:15 - 10:00 Dingxin Zhang (Stony Brook), Degeneration of slopes
15:30 - 16:15 Roya Beheshti (Washington), Spaces of rational curves on Fano hypersurfaces
16:15 - 17:00 David McKinnon (Waterloo), Rational points and rational curves
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 213)
8:30 - 9:15 Chuck Doran (Alberta), Picard-Fuchs Equations and Shimura Subvarieties
9:15 - 10:00 Jennifer Park (Michigan), A heuristic for boundedness of elliptic curves
10:30 - 11:00 Nathan Grieve (UNB), Approximating rational points of varieties over function fields
11:00 - 11:30 Xi Chen (Alberta), Log rational curves on log K3 surfaces
Representation Theory
Org: Thomas Creutzig and Nicolas Guay (Alberta)
Saturday June 25  (Education Building 158)
8:30 - 9:00 Yun Gao (York), Quantized GIM algebras
9:00 - 9:30 Mikhail Kotchetov (Memorial), Graded-simple algebras and modules via the loop construction
9:30 - 10:00 Allen Herman (Regina), Unitary groups over p-adic integers - the ramified case
15:30 - 16:00 Monica Nevins (Ottawa), On archetypes and an inertial Langlands correspondence
16:00 - 16:30 Curtis Wendlandt (Alberta), Finite-dimensional representations of twisted Yangians of types B,C and D
16:30 - 17:00 Gerald Cliff (Alberta), PBW, canonical, and crystal bases for quantized enveloping algebras
17:00 - 17:30 Murray Bremner (Saskatchewan), Classification of regular parametrized one-relation operads
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 158)
8:30 - 9:00 Andrew Linshaw (University of Denver), Orbifolds and cosets via invariant theory
9:00 - 9:30 Kaiming Zhao (Wilfrid Laurier University), Simple $W_n^+$-modules from Weyl modules and $gl_{n}$-modules
9:30 - 10:00 Matthew Rupert (Alberta), Logarithmic Hopf Link Invariants for $\overline{U}_q^H(\mathfrak{sl}(2))$
10:30 - 11:00 Vincent X. Genest (MIT), Multifold tensor product modules of $su_q(1,1)$, trigonometric superintegable systems, and multivariate $q$-special functions
11:00 - 11:30 Yvan Saint-Aubin (Montréal), The category of Temperley-Lieb algebras and their fusion product
15:30 - 16:00 Clifton Cunningham (Calgary), An example of Vogan's geometric description of Arthur packets for $p$-adic groups
16:00 - 16:30 Luc Vinet (Montréal), A Superintegrable Model on the 3-sphere with Reflections and the Rank 2 Bannai-Ito Algebra
16:30 - 17:00 Athena Nguyen (UBC), Local Multiplicity One Theorem for $\operatorname{GL}_n$ and L-functions
17:00 - 17:30 Michael Lau (Laval), Harish-Chandra modules for current algebras
Special Session on Combinatorial Games to celebrate Richard K. Guy's 100th birthday
Org: Richard Nowakowski (Dalhousie)
Sunday June 26  (Education Building 303)
8:30 - 9:00 Richard Nowakowski (Dalhousie), Absolute Game Theory: a new context for additive combinatorial games
9:00 - 9:30 Rebecca Milley (Memorial), Inverses \& Reversibility: Open Problems in Partizan Misere Games
9:30 - 10:00 Melissa Huggan (Dalhousie), Conjoined Games: Go-Cut and Sno-Go
10:30 - 11:00 Aviezri Fraenkel (Weizmann Institute), Games Derived From A Generalized Thue-Morse Word
11:00 - 11:30 Svenja Hunteman (Dalhousie), Some Game Values of Strong Placement Games
15:30 - 16:00 Paul Ottaway (Capilano)
Student Research Presentations
Org: Muhammad Khan (Calgary) and Kyle MacDonald (McMaster)
The Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc) invite students (undergraduate and graduate) to present a talk on a topic of their choice on June 24th and June 25th at the Student Research Presentations Session during the 2016 CMS Summer Meeting in Edmonton, AB.

These presentations should introduce the student’s research to a general mathematical audience. If requested by the presenter, an experienced mentor will be available to provide feedback on the talk.

Any questions about the student sessions should be directed to the student session organizers, Muhammad Khan and Kyle MacDonald, at studc-summer16-session@cms.math.ca

To register for the session, contact the organizers of the session with a draft abstract by April 30th.Notice of acceptance will be given by May 2nd. Abstracts submitted after this deadline will be considered if space remains.

Presenters will also have to register for the meeting, which can be done through this form. Student members of the CMS who are presenting a poster or talk have significantly reduced registration costs (\$30 until May 6th, \$45 thereafter). If you are not currently a member of the CMS, talk to your department chair about the possibility of becoming a university-sponsored student member for a reduced fee.

There is a limited amount of travel support available for graduate students. The deadline for applications to this fund is April 30th. The application form is available here and more information on these funds can be found on this page.

Friday June 24  (Education Building 206)
13:00 - 13:30 Hatef Dastour (Calgary), A computational method for solving an inverse heat conduction problem
13:30 - 14:00 Raed Mara'Beh (Saskatchewan), Localized Spot Patterns for the Brusselator Reaction-Diffusion System
14:00 - 14:30 Zijia Wang (Calgary), Modelling of Variance and Volatility Swaps with Stochastic Volatility and Jumps
15:00 - 15:30 Aram Dermenjian (Université du Québec à Montréal), Facial Weak Order for finite Coxeter groups
15:30 - 16:00 Chimaobi Amadi (Brock), Generation of 7x7 Calcrostic Puzzles and Rational Solution of Highly Underdetermined Polynomial Systems
16:00 - 16:30 Lirong Yang (Waterloo), Generalization of two notions in group theory-associativity and order
Theoretical and numerical methods in nonlinear analysis with real-world applications
Org: Fabrice Colin and Albert Nina Sandjo (Laurentian)
Sunday June 26
8:30 - 9:00 Arno Berger (Alberta), Digit distributions in non-linear difference equations, Education Building 206
9:00 - 9:30 Jean-Marc Belley (Sherbrooke), Anti-periodic solutions of Abel equations with state dependent discontinuities, Education Building 206
9:30 - 10:00 Marlène Frigon (Montréal), Existence results for initial value problems of first-order systems of Stieltjes differential equations, Education Building 206
10:30 - 11:00 Rahma Guen (Sherbrooke), Some averaging results for ordinary differential inclusions, Education Building 206
16:00 - 16:30 Gerda de Vries (Alberta), Formation of Animal Groups : The Importance of Communication, Education Building 206
16:30 - 17:00 Juncheng Wei (UBC), New Phases in Diblock and Triblock Copolymer Problems, Educaiton Building 206


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