2014 CMS Winter Meeting

McMaster University, December 5 - 8, 2014


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 at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.
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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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