2014 CMS Winter Meeting

McMaster University, December 5 - 8, 2014

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
- Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry
- Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory
- Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory
- Computability Theory
- Contributed Papers
- Differential Geometry
- Dynamical Systems with Applications in Mathematical Biology
- Dynamics of Biological Systems
- Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
- Financial Mathematics
- Frames, Fractals, Tiling, and Wavelets, in Connection with the Fuglede's Conjecture
- Geometric Discretization Methods and Adaptivity
- Geometry and Topology of Manifolds in Low-Dimensions
- Graduate Student Research Presentations
- Integrable Systems: Recent Developments
- Model Theory
- Non-Linear PDE of Mathematical Physics
- Operator Algebras and Operator Theory
- Origin and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes
- Recent Advances in Variational Analysis and Linear Optimization
- Stochastic Models and Applications
- Teaching Introduction to Proofs Courses
- Toric and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry
- Undergraduate Mathematics Education in 21st Century: Rethinking Curriculum

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 |