2014 CMS Winter Meeting

McMaster University, December 5 - 8, 2014


Schedule - by Session

Detailed session schedules will be posted on the web site beginning in late October. Once the schedules are made available to us by the organizers, we will post them as quickly as possible. Please note that schedules are subject to change without notice. All scientific sessions will be held at the Sheraton Hamilton (unless otherwise noted).

Algebraic Geometry of Moduli Spaces
Org: Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo) and Steven Rayan (Toronto)
Monday December 8  (Buchanan Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Tyler Holden (Toronto), Generalized Equivariant Cohomology and Stratifications I
9:30 - 10:00 Peter Crooks (Toronto), Generalized Equivariant Cohomology and Stratifications II
14:00 - 14:30 Alejandra Vicente-Colmenares (Waterloo), Stable co-Higgs bundles over $\mathbb{P}^1 \times\mathbb{P}^1$.
14:30 - 15:00 Jeremy Lane (Toronto), Monodromy of a Completely Integrable System
15:30 - 16:00 Kevin Luk (Toronto), Logarithmic Courant Algebroids
16:00 - 16:30 James Mracek (Toronto), Betti Numbers of Symplectic Quotients of Based Loop Groups
17:00 - 17:30 Alan Thompson (Waterloo), Degenerations of Plane Sextics
17:30 - 18:00 Nikita Nikolaev (Toronto), Spectral Networks and Moduli of Flat Connections
18:00 - 18:30 Daniel Rowe (Toronto), Lusztig Slices in the Affine Grassmannian
Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry
Org: Manfred Kolster (McMaster)
Sunday December 7  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 203)
9:00 - 10:00 Al Weiss (Alberta), What is equivariant Iwasawa theory?
14:00 - 15:00 Meng Fai Lim (Toronto), Comparing the Iwasawa mu-invariants of Selmer groups
15:30 - 16:00 Jonathan Sands (University of Vermont), Zeta-functions and Finiteness of the Number of Ideal Classes in Quaternion Orders
16:00 - 17:00 Antonio Lei (Laval), Universal norm of crystalline classes
17:00 - 18:00 Ernst Kani (Queen's), Perfect Cuboids and the Box Variety
Monday December 8  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 203)
9:00 - 10:00 Romyar Sharifi (Arizona), The arithmetic of modular symbols
14:00 - 15:00 Kumar Murty (Toronto)
15:30 - 16:30 Dylan Attwell-Duval (McGill), Counting cusps for orthogonal Shimura varieties
16:30 - 17:30 Soroosh Yazdani (Google), Largest Prime Divisor of terms of EDS
Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory
Org: Moshe Adrian (Toronto)
Monday December 8  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 202)
9:00 - 9:30 Moshe Adrian (Toronto), The Local Converse Problem for GL(n,F)
9:30 - 10:00 Monica Nevins (Ottawa), Branching to the derived group of length-one toral supercuspidal representations
14:00 - 15:00 Clifton Cunningham (Calgary), From the function-sheaf dictionary to quasicharacters of $p$-adic tori
15:30 - 16:00 Paul Mezo (Carleton), Twisted endoscopy in the framework of Adams-Barbasch-Vogan
16:00 - 16:30 Geo Kam-Fai Tam (McMaster), Endoscopic classification of tame supercuspidal representations of p-adic quasi-split classical groups
16:30 - 17:30 Hugo Chapdelaine (Laval), Real analytic Eisenstein series twisted by integral non-discrete unitary characters
Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory
Org: Tony Geramita (Queen's & Genoa) and Adam Van Tuyl (Lakehead)
Saturday December 6  (Ballroom West)
14:00 - 14:30 Juan Migliore (Notre Dame), Secant varieties to the varieties of reducible hypersurfaces
14:30 - 15:00 Yong Su Shin (Sungshin Women's University), The Minimal Free Graded Resolution of A Star-Configuration in $\mathbb P^n$
15:30 - 16:00 Tai Ha (Tulane), Algebraic invariants of fiber products
16:00 - 16:30 Jennifer Biermann (Mt. Holyoke), Generalized edge and cover ideals
16:30 - 17:00 Enrico Carlini (Monash/Politecnico di Torino), On the Waring rank of cubics
17:00 - 17:30 Mats Boij (KTH), Cones of Hilbert Functions
Sunday December 7  (Ballroom West)
9:00 - 9:30 Brian Harbourne (Nebraska), Survey of recent work on resurgences and the containment problem
9:30 - 10:00 Sarah Mayes (Quest), Boij-S\"{o}derberg decompositions of systems of ideals
14:00 - 14:30 Susan Cooper (North Dakota), Fat Points, Grids, and Partial Intersections
14:30 - 15:00 Paolo Mantero (UC Riverside), On a conjecture by G. V. Chudnovsky
15:30 - 16:00 Luca Chiantini (Siena), On the representation of general forms
16:00 - 16:30 Alessandro Oneto (Stockholm), A Waring problem with higher degree terms
16:30 - 17:00 Zach Teitler (Boise State), Lower bound for ranks of invariant forms
17:00 - 17:30 Hiro Abo (Idaho), Eigenvectors of tensors
17:30 - 18:00 Tomasz Szemberg (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny), On Sylvester-Gallai Theorem for conics
Monday December 8  (Ballroom West)
9:00 - 9:30 Ali Alilooee (Dalhousie), When is a Squarefree Monomial Ideal of Linear Type?
9:30 - 10:00 Nursel Erey (Dalhousie), Multigraded Betti numbers of monomial ideals
14:00 - 14:30 Gregory G. Smith (Queen's), Parliaments of polytopes and toric vector bundles
14:30 - 15:00 David Wehlau (RMC and Queen's), Hilbert Functions of Graded Gorenstein Ideals with an $S_n$-action.
15:30 - 16:00 Elena Guardo (Catania), On the Hilbert functions of points in $\mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^1$.
Computability Theory
Org: Peter Cholak (Notre Dame) and Barbara Csima (Waterloo)
Saturday December 6  (Charlton Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Steffen Lempp (Wisconsin – Madison), Kalimullin pairs and definability in the enumeration degrees
14:30 - 15:00 Ellen Chih (California - Berkeley), Splittings and computably enumerable sets
15:30 - 16:00 Valentina Harizanov (The George Washington University), Interaction of computability theory and computable algebra
16:00 - 16:30 Matthew Harrison-Trainor (California – Berkeley), Independence in computable algebra
16:30 - 17:00 Alexander Melnikov (California – Berkeley), Torsion-free abelian groups and infinite divisibility
17:00 - 17:30 Noah Schweber (California – Berkeley), Computability and structures in generic extensions
17:30 - 18:00 Julia Knight (Notre Dame), Comparing two versions of the reals using computability
18:00 - 18:30 Mingzhong Cai (Wisconsin-Madison), The join property and low$_2$ r.e.\ degrees
Sunday December 7  (Charlton Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Jan Reimann (Penn State), Algorithmically random point processes
9:30 - 10:00 Christopher Porter (Florida), Initial segment complexity and randomness for computable measures
14:00 - 14:30 Douglas Cenzer (Florida), Algorithmically random functions and effective capacity
14:30 - 15:00 Eric Astor (Chicago), Asymptotic density, immunity, and randomness
15:30 - 16:00 Damir Dzhafarov (Connecticut), Computable, uniform, and strong reductions
16:00 - 16:30 Gregory Igusa (Notre Dame), Cohen 1-generics and the finite intersection principle
16:30 - 17:00 David Belanger (Cornell), The jump of an ideal of degrees
17:00 - 17:30 Linda Westrick (Connecticut), Comparing subshifts in $\mathbb{Z}$ and $\mathbb{Z}^2$
17:30 - 18:00 Denis Hirschfeldt (Chicago), Homogeneous sets for colorings of $\mathbb N$
Monday December 8  (Charlton Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Iskander Kalimullin (Kazan Federal University), Index sets and enumerability of families
9:30 - 10:00 Karen Lange (Wellesley College), Classifying $\mathcal{D}$-maximal sets
14:00 - 14:30 Keng Meng (Selwyn) Ng (Nanyang Technological University), Diamond embeddings and minimal pairs in the r.e. truth table degrees
14:30 - 15:00 Andrew Marks (Caltech), Poly-time Turing reducibility is universal
Contributed Papers
Org: Jamie Foster (McMaster)
Saturday December 6  (Buchanan Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Mohammad Alamgir Hossain (Memorial), Numerical modelling of the nonhydrostatic mesoscale stratified flows
14:30 - 15:00 Lucas Calixto (Ottawa), Equivariant Map Queer Lie Superalgebras
15:30 - 16:00 Reese Johnston (University of Wisconsin), Complexity of binary trees of uncountable height
16:00 - 16:30 Michael Cavers (Calgary), Rewiring dynamics on directed graphs
16:30 - 17:00 Schehrazad Selmane (University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria), Forecast of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Incidence using Temperature
17:30 - 18:00 Robert Strehl (Ryerson), Efficient stochastic simulation of multiscale reaction-diffusion models
Sunday December 7  (Buchanan Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Douglas Henrich (Iroquois Ridge High School), Mathematical Ethics: Values, Valences and Virtues
9:30 - 10:00 Ethan McCarthy (Wisconsin—Madison), Counting periodic billiard paths on some tessellating polygons
14:00 - 14:30 S.M. Ashrafur Rahman (Western), Modelling the impact of early versus late antiretroviral treatment on HIV epidemics
14:30 - 15:00 Xiaoying Wang (Western), A two-patch predator-prey model with adaptive habitancy of predators
15:30 - 16:00 Greg Doyle (Carleton University), Explicit Evaluation of Double Gauss Sums
16:00 - 16:30 Farzad Pourbabaee (McMaster), Assortative Configuration Graphs
Differential Geometry
Org: Benoit Charbonneau (Waterloo), Spiro Karigiannis (Waterloo) and McKenzie Wang (McMaster)
Saturday December 6  (Ferguson Room)
14:00 - 15:00 Jacques Hurtubise (McGill), Poisson Surfaces and Integrable Systems
15:30 - 16:30 Ailana Fraser (UBC), Uniqueness theorems for free boundary minimal surfaces
16:30 - 17:30 Frédéric Rochon (UQAM), A Cheeger-Müller theorem on manifolds with cusps
17:30 - 18:30 Reza Seyyadali (Waterloo), Extremal metrics on ruled manifolds
Sunday December 7  (Ferguson Room)
9:00 - 10:00 Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo), Generalized holomorphic bundles on non-Kaehler elliptic surfaces
14:00 - 15:00 Xiangwen Zhang (Columbia), Minkowski formulae and Alexandrov's theorems in spacetimes
15:30 - 16:30 William Wylie (Syracuse), Positive weighted sectional curvature
16:30 - 17:30 Marco Gualtieri (Toronto), Log symplectic vs generalized complex geometry
Dynamical Systems with Applications in Mathematical Biology
Org: Hermann Eberl (Guelph) and Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster)
Saturday December 6  (Heritage Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Jianhong Wu (York), Mathematics for food-borne disease spread: water chemistry and pathogen cross-contamination dynamics during washing procedures
14:30 - 15:00 Marion Weedermann (Dominican), Optimization of biogas production in a model for anaerobic digestion
15:30 - 16:00 Robert Smith? (Ottawa), Can mathematics change the world? Insights into policy changes using HPV modelling as an example
16:00 - 16:30 Peter Stechlinski (Waterloo), Control strategies for a seasonal model of chikungunya disease
16:30 - 17:00 Hongbin Guo (Public Health Agency of Canada), Immigration Disease Models
17:00 - 17:30 Felicia Magpantay (University of Michigan), Fitting models of imperfect vaccines to pertussis incidence data
17:30 - 18:00 Gergely Rost (University of Szeged), Endemic Bubbles Generated by Delayed Behavioral Response in Epidemic Models
Sunday December 7  (Heritage Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Sue Ann Campbell (Waterloo), Mean Field Analysis of Networks of Neurons
9:30 - 10:00 Guihong Fan (Columbus State), The Bifurcation Study of 1:2 Resonance in a Delayed System of Two Coupled Neurons
14:00 - 14:30 Lin Wang (UNB), Biological systems with multiple stable states
14:30 - 15:00 Victor LeBlanc (Ottawa), Lattice symmetry breaking perturbations for spiral waves
15:30 - 16:00 Xingfu Zou (Western), Budding vs lysis---- on viral release strategies in virus replication
16:00 - 16:30 Connell McCluskey (Wilfrid Laurier), Disease Models with Immigration
16:30 - 17:00 Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial), Propagation Phenomena for A Reaction and Diffusion Model with Seasonal Succession
17:00 - 17:30 Xinzhi Liu (Waterloo), A generalized invariance principle for infectious disease models with switching and pulse control
17:30 - 18:00 Yuming Chen (Wilfrid Laurier), The global stability of an SIRS model with infection age
Monday December 8  (Heritage Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Michael Li (Alberta), Developing a Mathematical Modeling Approach to Public Health Assessment: HIV in China as a Case Study
9:30 - 10:00 Fred Brauer (UBC), Some simple nosocomial disease transmission models
14:00 - 14:30 Tony Humphries (McGill), Modelling myelopoiesis with state-dependent delay differential equations
14:30 - 15:00 Jacques Belair (Montreal), An age-structured model of erythropoiesis with dynamical destruction rate
15:30 - 16:00 Bill Langford (Guelph), Huygens' clocks revisited
16:00 - 16:30 Huaiping Zhu (York), Bifurcation of limit cycles in predator-prey models, canard cycles and Hilbert's 16th problem
16:30 - 17:00 Silvana Ilie (Ryerson), Effective methods for stochastic biochemical kinetics
17:00 - 17:30 Pietro-Luciano Buono (UOIT), Symmetry and Bifurcations in First-order Hyperbolic PDEs with Nonlocal Terms Modelling Animal Aggregation
Dynamics of Biological Systems
Org: Ben Bolker and Jonathan Dushoff (McMaster)
Saturday December 6  (McQuesten Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Sébastien Portalier (McGill), Size-related Effects of Physical Factors on Trophic Interactions
14:30 - 15:00 Steve Walker (McMaster)
15:30 - 16:00 Marie Auger-Méthé (Alberta), Tackling the challenges of fitting movement models to marine data
16:00 - 16:30 Katherine Scranton (Yale), Life history variation and environmental fluctuations jointly shape extinction risk of a population
16:30 - 17:00 Tarik Gouhier (Northeastern University), Coral disease dynamics under environmental change
17:00 - 17:30 Alexandra Teslya (McMaster), Predator-prey models with distributed delay: numerical exploration
17:30 - 18:00 Yanyu Xiao (Alberta), Modeling the effect of human activities on the transmission of vector-borne diseases
Sunday December 7  (McQuesten Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Xi Huo (Ryerson), An age-structured epidemic disease model with delayed contact tracing
9:30 - 10:00 Bernhard Konrad (UBC), Mathematical models to quantify and optimize HIV interventions in British Columbia
14:00 - 14:30 Ali Khanafer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Stability of SIS Models over Directed Graphs: A Positive Systems Approach
14:30 - 15:00 Eric Foxall (Victoria), Social contact processes and the partner model
15:30 - 16:00 Irena Papst (McMaster), (Don’t) Panic! — Modelling changes in human behaviour over the course of an infectious disease outbreak
16:00 - 16:30 Dora Rosati (McMaster), Song popularity as a contagious process
16:30 - 17:00 David Champredon (McMaster), An agent-based model to disentangle the epidemiology of sexually transmitted co-infections
17:00 - 17:30 Lindsay Keegan (McMaster), Analytic calculations of finite-population reproductive numbers
17:30 - 18:00 Sarder Mohammed Asaduzzaman (Victoria), The coexistence or replacement of two subtypes of influenza
Monday December 8  (McQuesten Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Bryce Morsky (Guelph), Homophilic replicator equations
9:30 - 10:00 James O'Dwyer (University of Illinois), From Bacterial Phylogenies to Ecological Complexity
14:00 - 14:30 Matthew Scott (Waterloo), Using mathematics to untangle mechanism from physiology
14:30 - 15:00 Mo'tassem al-Arydah (Khalifa University), Applications of Mathematical Modelling in Managing the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wild Deer
15:30 - 16:00 Clay Cressler (Queen's), Disentangling the interaction among energy, immunity, and pathogens
16:00 - 16:30 Nicole Mideo (Toronto), Explaining the complex lives of malaria parasites
17:00 - 17:30 Xingpeng Jiang (Drexel), Exploring Microbiome Dynamics by Sparse Vector Autoregessive Modeling
Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Org: Francis Poulin (Waterloo)
Sunday December 7  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 201)
14:00 - 14:30 Gualtiero Badin (University of Hamburg), Hydrodynamic Nambu Brackets derived by Geometric Constraints
14:30 - 15:00 Walter Craig (McMaster), Birkhoff normal forms for water waves
15:30 - 16:00 Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh), Interactions between near-inertial waves and mean flow in the ocean
16:00 - 16:30 Marek Stastna (Waterloo), Swimming Plankton: Limit cycles and the effect of intrinsic vs extrinsic noise
16:30 - 17:00 Paul Kushner (Toronto), Decomposing atmospheric planetary waves into standing and travelling components
17:00 - 17:30 Liv Herdman (Stanford & Waterloo), Heat balances and thermally-driven lagoon-ocean exchanges on a tropical coral reef system (Moorea, French Polynesia)
Monday December 8  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 201)
14:00 - 14:30 Michael Waite (Waterloo), The spectral kinetic energy budget in dry convective turbulence
14:30 - 15:00 Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster), Compressive sampling for energy spectrum estimation of turbulent flows
15:30 - 16:00 Michael Dunphy (Waterloo), Internal tide generation with a background shear current
16:00 - 16:30 Kevin Lamb (Waterloo), Shoaling Internal Solitary Waves in the South China Sea
16:30 - 17:00 Francis Poulin (Waterloo), Simple Models of Oceanic Fronts
Financial Mathematics
Org: Minsuk Kwak and Traian Pirvu (McMaster)
Sunday December 7  (Adelaide Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Bruno Remillard (HEC Montreal), Option pricing in a discrete time model for the limit order book
9:30 - 10:00 Alex Badescu (University du Quebec a Montreal), Derivative pricing with Non-Gaussian GARCH Models and their Diffusion Limits
14:00 - 14:30 Cody Hyndman (Concordia), Optimal measure transformation problems for defaultable bonds, futures prices and forward prices
14:30 - 15:00 Anatoliy Swishchuk (Calgary), Volatility Derivatives: History, Ideas and Developments
15:30 - 16:00 Petar Jevtic (McMaster), Assessing the solvency of insurance portfolios via a continuous-time cohort model
16:00 - 16:30 Adam Metzler (Wilfired Laurier), Regulatory Concerns Related to CoCo Bonds - Mathematical Modeling
16:30 - 17:00 David Saunders (Waterloo), Lower Tail Independence of Diffusion Hitting Times
17:00 - 17:30 Joe Campolieti (Wilfired Laurier), Some functionals for solvable diffusion processes with applications to financial modelling and option pricing
Monday December 8  (Adelaide Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Patrice Gaillardetz (Concordia), Valuation of Equity-Linked Products in the Presence of Policyholder Surrender Using Risk Measures
9:30 - 10:00 Matt Davison (Western), Modeling Energy Spreads with a Novel Mean-reverting Stochastic Process
14:00 - 14:30 Minsuk Kwak (McMaster), Cumulative prospect theory with skewed return distribution
14:30 - 15:00 Kristina Sendova (Western), On a perturbed dual risk model with dependence between inter-gain times and gain sizes
15:30 - 16:00 Roman Makarov (Wilfired Laurier), Modelling Default Risk with Occupation Time
16:00 - 16:30 Huan (Georgia) Gao (Western)
16:30 - 17:00 Xinghua Alan Zhou (Western), Misrepresentation and Capital Structure: Quantifying the Impact on Corporate Security Value
17:00 - 17:30 Sebastian Jaimungal (Toronto), A Mean-Field Gama Approach To Optimal Execution
Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture
Org: Jean Pierre Gabardo (McMaster) and Chun-Kit Lai (San Francisco State University)
Saturday December 6  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 205)
14:00 - 14:30 Chun-Kit Lai (San Francisco State University), Fuglede's and generalized Fuglede's conjecture on ${\mathbb R}^1$
14:30 - 15:00 Dorin Dutkay (University of Central Florida), Tiling and scaling properties of spectra of fractals
15:30 - 16:00 Kathryn Hare (Waterloo), Hausdorff and packing measures of balanced Cantor sets
16:00 - 16:30 Franklin Mendivil (Acadia), Hausdorff and packing measures of Cantor sets associated with series
16:30 - 17:00 Kyle Hambrook (UBC), Explicit Salem Sets
17:30 - 18:00 Jason Phillips (Wright State University)
Sunday December 7  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 205)
9:00 - 9:30 Mihalis Kolountzakis (University of Crete), Riesz bases of exponentials for domains that tile multiply with a lattice
14:00 - 14:30 József Vass (Waterloo), On the Exact Convex Hull of IFS Fractals
14:30 - 15:00 Baris Ugurcan (Western), Whitney-type Problems and Haar Expansions on the Sierpinski Gasket
15:30 - 16:00 Trubee Davison (University of Colorado), Generalizing the Kantorovich Metric to Projection Valued Measures: With an Application to IFS
16:00 - 16:30 Eric Weber (Iowa State University), Fourier Frames for the Cantor-4 Set
17:00 - 17:30 Deguang Han (University of Central Florida), Frames, dilations and related problems
Geometric Discretization Methods and Adaptivity
Org: Marc Laforest (École Polytechnique de Montréal) and Gantumur Tsogtgerel (McGill)
Saturday December 6  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 201)
14:00 - 14:30 Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster), A dynamically adaptive wavelet-based method for the shallow water equations on the icosahedral sphere
14:30 - 15:00 Kris Van Der Zee (Nottingham), Stable discretization of gradient-flow diffuse-interface models
15:30 - 16:00 Scott MacLachlan (Memorial), First-order system Petrov-Galerkin discretization for a singularly perturbed reaction-diffusion problem
16:00 - 16:30 Andy Wan (McGill), The multiplier method to construct conservative finite difference schemes for ordinary and partial differential equations
16:30 - 17:00 Gerard Awanou (University of Illinois Chicago), Analysis of numerical methods for the Monge-Amp\`ere equation
17:00 - 17:30 Harbir Antil (George Mason), Optimal control of a free boundary problem
Sunday December 7  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 201)
9:00 - 9:30 Anil Hirani (University of Illinois Urbana-Champain), New Spaces for DEC
9:30 - 10:00 Andy Wan (McGill), Adaptive space-time finite element method for the $p$-curl problem from high temperature superconductivity
Geometry and Topology of Manifolds in Low-Dimensions
Org: Hans U. Boden (McMaster) and Liam Watson (Glasgow)
Saturday December 6  (MacNab Room)
14:00 - 15:00 John Baldwin (Boston College), A refinement of the Ozsvath-Szabo contact invariant
15:30 - 16:30 Joshua Greene (Boston College), Strong L-spaces
16:30 - 17:00 Cagatay Kutluhan (Buffalo), Sutured ECH is a natural invariant
17:00 - 17:30 Andrew Donald (Michigan State), Embedding 3-manifolds smoothly in $S^4$
17:30 - 18:00 Chris Cornwell (UQAM), Conormal tori and knot contact homology
Sunday December 7  (MacNab Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Daniel Ruberman (Brandeis), Smooth structures on contractible 4-manifolds
9:30 - 10:00 Adam Levine (Princeton), Satellite operators and piecewise-linear concordance.
14:00 - 15:00 Dror Bar-Natan (Toronto), Tangles, Wheels, Balloons
15:30 - 16:30 Johanna Mangahas (Buffalo), Convex cocompactness in right-angled Artin groups
16:30 - 17:00 Peter Samuelson (Toronto), Character varieties and a deformed peripherial map
17:00 - 17:30 Alyson Hildum (McMaster), Topological 4-manifolds with RAAG fundamental groups
Monday December 8  (MacNab Room)
9:00 - 10:00 Matt Hedden (Michigan State), Obstructing the existence of algebraic curves in $\mathbb{C}P^2$ with prescribed singularities
14:00 - 15:00 David Duncan (Michigan State), From instantons to quilts with seam degenerations
15:30 - 16:00 Steve Boyer (UQAM), On the Neumann and Reid conjecture concerning knots with hidden symmetries
16:00 - 16:30 Nima Anvari (McMaster), Cyclic Group Actions on Contractible Four-Manifolds
16:30 - 17:00 Eric Harper (McMaster), Virtual knots, almost classical knots, and their Alexander invariants
17:00 - 17:30 Francois Charette (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics), Quantum homology of orientable Lagrangian surfaces
Graduate Student Research Presentations
Org: Irena Papst and Adrien Thierry (McMaster)
Monday December 8  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 205)
9:00 - 9:30 Spencer Hunt (McMaster), HPV Type Replacement and Spatial Within-Host Modelling
9:30 - 10:00 Athinthra Sethurajan (McMaster), Reconstruction of State-Dependant Material Properties and Its Application in Electrochemical Systems
14:00 - 14:30 Peter Sinclair (McMaster), Computable Axiomatizability of Elementary Classes
14:30 - 15:00 Adrien Thierry (McMaster), Inversion factor.
15:30 - 16:00 Yusuke Shimabukuro (McMaster), Nonlinear waves in the integrable systems
16:00 - 16:30 Sergei Melkoumian (McMaster), The Effects of Wakes and Multiple Moving Bodies on Darwinian Drift
16:30 - 17:00 Ali Ghasemi (McMaster), Simulation of high Reynolds fluid flow through an array of moving cylinders
17:00 - 17:30 Zafer Selcuk Aygin (Carleton), Fourier series representations of new classes of eta quotients
Integrable Systems: Recent Developments
Org: Stephen Anco (Brock) and Dmitry Pelinovsky (McMaster)
Saturday December 6  (Adelaide Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Dmitry Korotkin (Concordia), Bergman tau-function and geometry of moduli spaces
14:30 - 15:00 Vasilisa Shramchenko (Sherbrooke), Poncelet theorem and Painlevé VI
15:30 - 16:00 Thomas Wolf (Brock), Integrability study of breaking-wave equations
16:00 - 16:30 Alexander Odesski (Brock), Non-homogeneous systems of hydrodynamic type possessing Lax representations
16:30 - 17:00 Danilo Riglioni (Montréal), Superintegrable systems with spin induced by coalgebra symmetry
17:00 - 17:30 Masoumeh Sajedi (Montréal), Two-dimensional superintegrable quantum systems with potentials expressed in terms of Painlevé transcendents
17:30 - 18:00 Xiangke Chang (Saskatchewan), A generalized nonisospectral Camassa-Holm equation and its multipeakon solutions
Model Theory
Org: Omar Sanchez and Patrick Speissegger (McMaster)
Saturday December 6  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 202)
14:00 - 15:00 Rahim Moosa (Waterloo), Differential fields with free operators
15:30 - 16:00 Ronnie Nagloo (City University of New York), Internality and the Painlevé property for order one equations
16:00 - 16:30 James Freitag (California, Berkeley), Varieties and isogeny classes of elliptic curves
16:30 - 17:00 Gal Binyamini (Toronto), Bezout-type theorems for differential fields
17:00 - 18:00 Maryanthe Malliaris (Chicago), Saturation of ultrapowers and Keisler's order
Sunday December 7  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 202)
9:00 - 9:30 Athipat Thamrongthanyalak (Ohio State), Continuous Definable Skolem Functions in O-minimal Structures
9:30 - 10:00 Sanjay Patel (McMaster), o-minimality for quasi-analytic algebras of functions of one variable
14:00 - 15:00 Philipp Hieronymi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Expansions of the ordered additive group of real numbers by two discrete subgroups
15:30 - 16:00 Jana Marikova (Western Illinois), Measuring definable sets in o-minimal structures
16:00 - 16:30 Matthew Luther (McMaster), Instability of Asymptotic Cones of Symmetric Spaces
16:30 - 17:00 Chris Eagle (Toronto), Saturation and elementary equivalence of commutative C*-algebras
17:00 - 18:00 Bradd Hart (McMaster), Model theory and operator algebras
Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics
Org: Stan Alama and Lia Bronsard (McMaster)
Saturday December 6  (Beckett Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Robert McCann (Toronto), The spectrum for a family of fourth order diffusions near the self-similar attractor
14:30 - 15:00 Vitali Vougalter (University of Cape Town), Existence of stationary solutions for some nonlocal reaction-diffusion equations
15:30 - 16:00 Robert L Jerrard (Toronto), Existence and uniqueness of minimizers of general least gradient problems
16:00 - 16:30 Marina Chugunova (Claremont Graduate University), Nonnegative weak solutions for a degenerate system modeling the spreading of surfactant on thin films
16:30 - 17:00 Stefanella Boatto (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
17:00 - 17:30 Andres Contreras (Fields)
17:30 - 18:00 Qi Gao (National Taiwan University), Symmetric vortices of two-component Ginzburg-Landau system
Sunday December 7  (Beckett Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Lyudmila Korobenko (McMaster), Infinitely degenerate elliptic equations and non doubling metrics
14:30 - 15:00 Alexei Cheviakov (Saskatchewan), Nonlinear Equations for Finite-Amplitude Wave Propagation in Fiber-Reinforced Hyperelastic Media
15:30 - 16:00 Dmitry Pelinovsky (McMaster), Orbital stability of periodic waves and black solitons in the cubic defocusing NLS equation
16:00 - 16:30 Gino Biondini (University of Buffalo), The integrable nature of modulational instability
16:30 - 17:00 Yuri Cher (Toronto), On a class of Generalized Derivative Nonlinear Schr\"odinger Equations
17:00 - 17:30 Bernardo Galvao-Sousa (Toronto), Accelerating Fronts in Semilinear Wave Equations
17:30 - 18:00 Walter Craig (McMaster), Birkhoff normal form for wave equation null forms
Monday December 8  (Beckett Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Almut Burchard (Toronto), Geometric stability of the Coulomb energy
14:30 - 15:00 Ihsan Topaloglu (McMaster), Nonlocal attractive-repulsive interaction energies of binary densities
15:30 - 16:00 Dmitry Golovaty (University of Akron), Solutions of Ginzburg-Landau equations in the presence of weak electric currents
16:00 - 16:30 Tiziana Giorgi (New Mexico State University), Field-induced smectic phases in liquid crystals
16:30 - 17:00 Mary Pugh (Toronto), Special Solutions in Smectic Electroconvection
17:00 - 17:30 Xavier Lamy (McMaster and University of Lyon), Uniaxial symmetry and `biaxial escape' in nematic liquid crystals
Operator Algebras and Operator Theory
Org: Ken Davidson (Waterloo) and Matthew Kennedy (Carleton)
Saturday December 6  (Ballroom South)
14:00 - 14:30 Marcelo Laca (Victoria), von Neumann algebras of strongly connected higher rank graphs
14:30 - 15:00 Raphael Clouatre (Waterloo), Duality and peak-interpolation for continuous multipliers of the Drury-Arveson space
15:30 - 16:00 George Elliott (Toronto), Recent progress in C*-algebra classification theory
16:00 - 16:30 Adam Fuller (Nebraska), Von Neumann Algebras and Extensions of Inverse Semigroups
16:30 - 17:00 Yanli Song (Toronto), Localization of fundamental K-homology classes
17:00 - 17:30 Martin Argerami (Regina), Classification of finitely generated operator systems
Sunday December 7  (Ballroom South)
9:00 - 9:30 Laurent Marcoux (Waterloo), On selfadjoint extensions of semigroups of partial isometries
9:30 - 10:00 Qingyun Wang (Toronto), Regularity property and actions with the weak tracial Rokhlin property
14:00 - 14:30 Matt Wiersma (Waterloo), C*-norms for tensor products of discrete group C*-algebras
14:30 - 15:00 Chris Ramsey (Virginia), The semicrossed product algebra of a dynamical system
15:30 - 16:00 Doug Farenick (Regina), Expectation and Bayes rule with quantum random variables
16:00 - 16:30 Paul Skoufranis (Texas A&M University), Free Probability for Pairs of Faces
16:30 - 17:00 Dilian Yang (Windsor), Cycline subalgebras of k-graph C*-algebras
17:00 - 17:30 Adam Dor-On (Waterloo), C*-envelopes of tensor algebras arising from Markov chains
17:30 - 18:00 Jamie Mingo (Queen's), Freeness and the Transpose
Monday December 8  (Ballroom South)
9:00 - 9:30 Ilijas Farah (York), Model theory of strongly self absorbing C*-algebras
9:30 - 10:00 Zhuang Niu (Wyoming), The C*-algebra of a minimal homeomorphism with zero mean dimension
14:00 - 14:30 Matthew Kennedy (Carleton), C*-simplicity and the unique trace property for discrete groups
14:30 - 15:00 Maria-Grazia Viola (Lakehead), Classification of spatial $L^p$ AF algebras
15:30 - 16:00 Martino Lupini (York), Uniqueness, homogeneity, and universality of the noncommutative Gurarij space
16:00 - 16:30 Michael Hartz (Waterloo), Nevanlinna-Pick spaces with subnormal multiplication operators
16:30 - 17:00 Vladimir Troitsky (Alberta), Multinorms, p-multinorms, and Banach lattices
17:00 - 17:30 Kun Wang (Toronto), Equivalence of two Invariants of $\text{C}^*$-algebras with the ideal property
Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes
Org: Paul Higgs and Ralph Pudritz (McMaster)
Sunday December 7  (Wellington Room)
9:00 - 10:00 Yuri Wolf (National Center for Biotechnology Information, Maryland), Turbulent genomes: quantification of gene acquisition, loss and displacement in prokaryotes
14:00 - 15:00 Tal Dagan (University of Kiel), Phylogenomic networks reveal trends and barriers to lateral gene transfer during microbial evolution
15:30 - 16:00 Daniel Brown (Waterloo), Fast algorithms for phylogenetic reconstruction of aligned sequeneces
16:00 - 16:30 Weilong Hao (Wayne State University), Estimating evolutionary rates of discrete characters, and its application on genome evolution
16:30 - 17:00 Radhey Gupta (McMaster), A Signature Protein Based In silico Microbial Identification Tool Using Next Generation Sequence Data
17:00 - 17:30 Eric Collins (University of Alaska)
17:30 - 18:00 Paul Higgs (McMaster), Phylogenetic models of bacterial genome evolution incorporating gene insertion and deletion and horizontal gene transfer
Recent Advances in Variational Analysis and Linear Optimization
Org: Antoine Deza (McMaster) and Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo)
Saturday December 6  (York Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo), Coordinate Shadows of Semi-definite and Euclidean Distance Matrix Completions
14:30 - 15:00 Bartosz Protas (McMaster), Probing Fundamental Bounds in Hydrodynamics Using Variational Optimization Methods
15:30 - 16:00 Yuen-Lam (Vris) Cheung (Waterloo), Efficient and Accurate Solutions for Linear Programs with Bound Constraints
16:00 - 16:30 Yichuan (Daniel) Ding (UBC), An Overloaded Bipartite Queueing System with Scoring-Based Priority Rules
16:30 - 17:00 Antoine Deza (McMaster), On the polynomial Hirsch conjecture and its continuous analogue
17:00 - 17:30 Ahad Dehghani (McGill), A Primal-Dual Regularized Interior-Point Method for Semidefinite Programming
17:30 - 18:00 Yuriy Zinchenko (Calgary), On a shortest 2-path problem
Sunday December 7  (York Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Warren Hare (UBC), Numerical Variational Analysis
9:30 - 10:00 Michael Metel (McMaster), Chance Constrained Optimization for Parimutuel Horse Race Betting
14:00 - 14:30 Walaa Moursi (UBC), Generalized solutions for the sum of two maximally monotone operators.
14:30 - 15:00 Heinz Bauschke (UBC), The Douglas-Rachford Algorithm: Recent Progress
15:30 - 16:00 Hristo Sendov (Western), Loci of complex polynomials
16:00 - 16:30 Shawn Xianfu Wang (UBC), Weak subdifferentials, rl-density and maximal monotonicity
16:30 - 17:00 Abdo Alfakih (Windsor), A New Semidefinite Farkas lemma and the dimensional rigidity of bar frameworks
Stochastic Models and Applications
Org: Shui Feng (McMaster) and Bruno Remillard (HEC Montreal)
Saturday December 6  (Suite 302)
14:00 - 14:30 Donald A. Dawson (Carleton), Random walk, percolation and branching systems on the hierarchical group
14:30 - 15:00 Louis-Pierre Arguin (Montreal), Probabilistic approach for the maxima of the Riemann Zeta function on the critical line
15:30 - 16:00 Phelim Boyle (Wilfrid Laurier), Beyond Perron Frobenius
16:00 - 16:30 Clarence Simard (HEC Montreal), General model for limit order book and market orders
16:30 - 17:00 Wei Sun (Concordia), New criteria for Hunt’s hypothesis (H) of Levy processes
17:00 - 17:30 Raluca Balan (Ottawa), Intermittency for the stochastic wave and heat equations with fractional noise in time
17:30 - 18:00 Rafal Kulik (Ottawa), Heavy tailed time series with extremal independence
Sunday December 7  (Suite 302)
9:00 - 9:30 Neal Madras (York), Random 312-Avoiding Permutations
9:30 - 10:00 Louigi Addario-Berry (McGill), Random maps and their cores
14:00 - 14:30 Don L. McLeish (Waterloo), Convergence of the Discrete Variance Swap in Time-Homogeneous Diffusion Models
14:30 - 15:00 Deli Li (Lakehead), A Characterization of a New Type of Strong Law of Large Numbers
15:30 - 16:00 Xiaowen Zhou (Concordia), Some Support Properties of $\Lambda$-Fleming-Viot Processes with Brownian Spatial Motion
16:00 - 16:30 Stefano Favaro (University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto), A new tool for nonparametric estimation of species variety with Gibbs-type priors
16:30 - 17:00 Youzhou Zhou (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law), Some Large Deviation Principles and Law of Large Numbers for Random Energy Model
Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses
Org: Shay Fuchs and Jaimal Thind (Toronto)
Saturday December 6  (Hamilton Convention Centre: Room 203)
14:00 - 14:30 Bernardo Galvao-Sousa (Toronto), Proofs with Clickers
14:30 - 15:00 Daniel Solow (Case Western Reserve University), What an Ideal Transition Course Should (and Should Not) Be...in My Opinion
15:30 - 16:00 Maria Wesslen (Toronto), Connecting an Introduction to Proofs course with higher level courses
16:00 - 16:30 Patrick Rault (SUNY Geneseo), Using inquiry-based learning to teach proofs.
16:30 - 17:00 Steve Furino (Waterloo), A Generation of Teaching Proofs
17:00 - 17:30 Dale Garraway (Eastern Washington University), The role of Structure in an introduction to proofs course.
17:30 - 18:00 Jaimal Thind and Shay Fuchs [Joint] (Toronto), Once we teach, what do we ask?
Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry
Org: Eric Katz (Waterloo) and Jessie Yang (McMaster)
Saturday December 6  (Durand Room)
14:00 - 14:30 Askold Khovanskii (Toronto), Newton polyhedra and irreducible components of complete intersection
14:30 - 15:00 Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh), Toric degenerations and applications
15:30 - 16:00 Kalle Karu (UBC), Non-finitely generated Cox rings
16:00 - 16:30 Dave Anderson (IMPA), Beyond the determinantal formula of Schubert calculus
16:30 - 17:00 Charles Doran (Alberta), K3 fibrations on Calabi-Yau threefolds and Landau-Ginzburg models of Fano threefolds
17:00 - 17:30 Hugh Thomas (UNB), Monodromy for the quintic mirror
17:30 - 18:00 Kael Dixon (McGill), How black holes give counter-examples to the convexity of the moment map.
Sunday December 7  (Durand Room)
9:00 - 9:30 Dustin Cartwright (Yale), Tree compactifications of the moduli space of genus 0 curves
9:30 - 10:00 Farbod Shokrieh (Cornell), Faithful Tropicalization of Abelian Varieties
14:00 - 14:30 Graham Denham (Western), Coordinate rings of compactified arrangements
14:30 - 15:00 Christopher Manon (George Mason University), Toric geometry of moduli spaces of principal bundles on a curve.
15:30 - 16:00 Lisa Jeffrey (Toronto), A Hamiltonian circle action on the triple reduced product of coadjoint orbits of SU(3)
16:00 - 16:30 Yael Karshon (Toronto), Non-compact symplectic toric manifolds
16:30 - 17:00 Matthias Franz (Western), Syzygies in equivariant cohomology for non-abelian Lie groups
17:00 - 17:30 Caroline Junkins (Western), The Steinberg basis and the twisted gamma-filtration
17:30 - 18:00 Joel Lemay (Ottawa), Geometric Fock Space Representations of Affine sl(n) and gl(n)
Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum
Org: Chantal Buteau (Brock) and Miroslav Lovric (McMaster)
Sunday December 7  (Ballroom Centre/East)
9:00 - 10:00 Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Nadia Hardy, Dragana Martinovic and Yvan St-Aubin (Brock, Concordia, Windsor, and Montreal), PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the mathematics we ‘should’ teach and the pedagogy we ‘should’ use in this XXIst Century?
14:00 - 14:30 Miroslav Lovric and Chantal Buteau (McMaster and Brock), Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century — Rethinking Curriculum : Introduction
14:30 - 15:00 Frédéric Gourdeau (Laval), Mathematics, technology and curriculum: a complex interaction
15:30 - 16:00 Nadia Hardy (Concordia), 1939 – 2014: Can the mathematics undergraduate curriculum catch up? (*)
16:00 - 16:30 Chester Weatherby (Wilfrid Laurier), Underprepared for first year Mathematics: Now what?
16:30 - 17:00 Walter Whiteley (York), Spatial Reasoning and Communication: Core Mathematics Curriculum
17:00 - 17:30 Ami Mamolo (UOIT), An argument for the unconventional in undergraduate mathematics education
17:30 - 18:00 Ashley Nahornick, Is Calculus Really Necessary
Monday December 8  (Ballroom Centre/East)
9:00 - 9:30 Laura Broley (Montréal), Computer Programming and the Ideal Undergraduate Mathematics Program: Some Mathematicians' Perspectives
9:30 - 10:00 Chantal Buteau (Brock), Undergraduates Learning Programming for Simulation and Investigation of Mathematics Concepts and Real-World Modelling
14:00 - 14:30 Andrey Novoseltsev (Alberta), Reflections on Increasing Use of Software in Teaching Mathematical Optimization
14:30 - 15:00 Carmen Bruni (UBC), The Math Exam/Educational Resources Wiki
15:30 - 16:00 Margo Kondratieva (Memorial), On the importance of combining new and old mathematical ideas
16:00 - 16:30 David Poole (Trent), Flattening the Mathematics Curriculum


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