2016 CMS Winter Meeting

Niagara Falls, December 2 - 5, 2016

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 on the Falls and Crowne Plaza.

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- Analytic Number Theory
- CMS-Studc Student Research Session
- Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry
- Combinatorial, Geometric, and Computational Aspects of Optimization
- Complex Analysis and Applications
- Contributed Papers
- Equivariant geometry and topology
- Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
- Fractal Geometry, Analysis, and Applications
- Geometric Group Theory and Topology in Low Dimensions
- Geometric PDEs, the Einstein equation, and mathematical relativity
- Geometry and Topology in Low Dimensions: Interactions with Floer theory
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics
- Improving success rates in first year calculus
- Integrable systems and applications
- Large Scale Optimization: Theory, Algorithms and Applications in memoriam Jonathan Borwein
- Mathematical Logic
- Mathematical Population Biology
- Matrix Theory
- Nonlinear Evolution Equations
- Nonlinear PDEs and Variational Problems
- Optimization Techniques in Quantum Information Theory
- Recent Advances in Commutative Algebra
- Recent Advances in Dynamical Systems and Bifurcation Theory
- Recent Advances in Structure-Preserving Discretizations
- Stochastic Properties of Dynamical Systems
- Teaching for Deeper Mathematical Engagement

Analytic Number Theory | |

Org: Patrick Ingram and Youness Lamzouri (York University) | |

Saturday December 3 (Victoria Room, Crown Plaza, UL Level) | |

8:30 - 8:55 | Yu-Ru Liu (Waterloo), The shifted Tur\'an sieve method on tournaments |

9:00 - 9:25 | Cam Stewart (Waterloo), Multiplicatively dependent vectors of algebraic numbers |

9:30 - 9:55 | Matilde Lalin (Montreal), A polynomial sieve in a geometric setting |

15:00 - 15:25 | Daniel Fiorilli (Ottawa), Major arcs and moments of general arithmetical sequences |

15:30 - 15:55 | Tristan Freiberg (Waterloo), Poisson spacings between sums of two squares |

16:00 - 16:25 | Steve Lester (CRM), Quantum Unique Egodicity for half integral weight autmorophic forms |

16:30 - 16:55 | Sasha Mangerel (Toronto), On the Bivariate Erd\H{o}s-Kac Theorem and Correlations of the Mobius Function |

17:00 - 17:25 | Shabnam Akhtari (Oregon), The difficulty of proving effective results for norm form equations. |

Sunday December 4 (Victoria Room, Crown Plaza, UL Level) | |

8:30 - 8:55 | Kevin Hare (Waterloo), Continued Logarithms |

9:00 - 9:25 | Steve Gonek (Rochester), The distribution of positive and negative values of Hardy's $Z$-function |

9:30 - 9:55 | Eyal Goren (McGill), p-adic dynamics of Hecke operators |

15:30 - 15:55 | Alexander Dahl (York), Distribution of class numbers in continued fraction families of real quadratic fields |

16:00 - 16:25 | Alia Hamieh (Lethbridge), Non-Vanishing of Central Values of Rankin-Selberg $L$-Functions |

16:30 - 16:55 | Allysa Lumley (York), A Zero Density Result for the Riemann Zeta Function |

17:00 - 17:25 | Asif Zaman (Toronto), Brun-Titchmarsh analogue for the Chebotarev density theorem |

17:30 - 17:55 | Amir Akbari (Lethbridge), Value-distribution of cubic $L$-functions |

CMS-Studc Student Research Session | |

Org: Kyle MacDonald (McMaster University) and Yingjie Qian (McGill University) | |

Saturday December 3 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Jerrod M. Smith (University of Toronto), Harmonic analysis on $p$-adic symmetric spaces, the discrete spectrum, Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, Level 5 |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alexander Chernyavsky (McMaster University), Long-Time Stability of Standing Waves in Hamiltonian $\cal{PT}$-symmetric Chains of Coupled Pendula, Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, Level 5 |

Sunday December 4 | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Homayun Karimi (McMaster University), Boardroom B, Sheraton |

9:00 - 9:30 | Tyler Meadows (McMaster University), Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

9:30 - 10:00 | J.C. Saunders (University of Waterloo), Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

15:30 - 16:00 | Yurij Salmaniw (McMaster University), Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

16:00 - 16:30 | Liang Wang (McMaster University), Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

16:30 - 17:00 | Matthew Jordan (McMaster University), The Eerie Oneness of Mathematics and Physics, Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

17:00 - 17:30 | Yiyuan Wang (York University), Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

17:30 - 18:00 | Longbin Chen (York University), Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry | |

Org: Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh) and Frank Sottile (Texas A&M University) | |

Saturday December 3 (Strategy Room 1, Sheraton, 5th floor) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Diane Maclagan (University of Warwick), Tree compactifications of the moduli space of genus zero curves |

8:30 - 9:00 | Barbara Bolognese (Fields Institute), On the connectivity of dual graphs of projective curves |

9:00 - 9:30 | Nicola Tarasca (Fields Institute), Du Val curves and the pointed Brill-Noether theorem |

9:30 - 10:00 | Angela Gibney (University of Georgia), Combinatorial aspects of conformal blocks on the moduli space of curves |

15:00 - 15:30 | Sandra Di Rocco (Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm), Resurgence, Waldschmidt constants and Negative Curves |

15:30 - 16:00 | Greg Smith (Queen's University), Better Locally-Free Resolutions |

16:00 - 16:30 | Lars Kastner (Fields Institute), Ext and Tor on two-dimensional cyclic quotient singularities |

16:30 - 17:00 | Laura Escobar (Fields Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), The multidegree of the multi-image variety |

17:00 - 17:30 | Leonid Monin (University of Toronto), NEWTON POLYHEDRA THEORY FOR GENERICLY INCONSISTENT SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS |

17:30 - 18:00 | Askold Khovanskii (University of Toronto), RESULTANT OF LAURANT POLYNOMIALS WHOSE NEWTON POLYHEDRA ARE DEVELOPED |

Sunday December 4 (Strategy Room 1, Sheraton, 5th floor) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Nathan Ilten (Simon Fraser), Dual curves, Newton polygons, and tropicalization |

8:30 - 9:00 | Yoav Len (Institute and the University of Waterloo), A tropical Clifford's theorem |

9:00 - 9:30 | Martin Ulirsch (Fields Institute), Tropical and non-Archimedean geometry of toric stacks -- with a view towards twisted Losev-Manin spaces |

9:30 - 10:00 | Sam Payne (Yale University), Top weight cohomology of moduli spaces of curves |

15:30 - 16:00 | Kristin Shaw (Fields Institute and Technische Uiversitat Berlin), Non-existence of torically maximal hypersurfaces |

16:00 - 16:30 | Robert Williams (Texas A&M University), Minkowski sums of algebraic varieties |

16:30 - 17:00 | Hiraku Abe (McMaster University), A Weyl character formula for Hessenberg varieties |

17:00 - 17:30 | H. Praise Adeyemo (Fields Institute and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Equivariant Cohomology Theories and The Pattern Map |

17:30 - 18:00 | Alex Woo (University of Idaho), Interval pattern avoidance for K-orbit closures |

Combinatorial, Geometric, and Computational Aspects of Optimization | |

Org: Antoine Deza (McMaster University), Ricardo Fukasawa (University of Waterloo) and Laura Sanita (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 3 (Elizabeth Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level) | |

15:00 - 15:30 | Laura Sanità (University of Waterloo), On the circuit diameter of some polytopes in combinatorial optimization |

15:30 - 16:00 | Noriyoshi Sukegawa (Chuo University), Improving bounds on the diameter of a polyhedron in high dimensions |

16:00 - 16:30 | Antoine Deza (McMaster University), Primitive Lattice Polytopes |

16:30 - 17:00 | Carla Michini (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Totally Unimodular Congestion Games |

17:00 - 17:30 | Lionel Pournin (Université Paris XIII), Improved bounds on the diameter of lattice polytopes |

17:30 - 18:00 | Sebastian Pokutta (Georgia Institute of Technology), Lazifying Conditional Gradients |

Sunday December 4 (Elizabeth Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Yuri Faenza (Columbia University), An invitation to 2-level polytopes |

8:30 - 9:00 | Jon Lee (University of Michigan), Volumetric tuning of sBB for global optimization of factorable formulations |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ricardo Fukasawa (University of Waterloo), Implementing the (not so) trivial lifting problem |

9:30 - 10:00 | Santanu Dey (Georgia Institute of Technology), Some cut generating functions for second-order conic sets |

15:30 - 16:00 | Levent Tuncel (University of Waterloo), Geometric and analytic properties of MaxCut SDP |

16:00 - 16:30 | Konstantinos Georgiou (Ryerson University), Geometric and Computational Aspects for Attacking Combinatorial Optimization Problems Using Semi-Definite Programs |

16:30 - 17:00 | Tamon Stephen (Simon Fraser University), On the Circuit Diameter Conjecture |

17:00 - 17:30 | Chaitanya Swamy (University of Waterloo), Approximating Min-cost Chain-constrained Spanning Trees: A Reduction From Weighted To Unweighted Problems |

17:30 - 18:00 | Tamás Terlaky (Lehigh University), A Polynomial Column-wise Rescaling von Neumann Algorithm |

Complex Analysis and Applications | |

Org: Maxime Fortier Bourque (University of Toronto) and Malik Younsi (Stony Brook University) | |

Saturday December 3 (Upper Fallsview A, Sheraton, 5th Level) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Richard Fournier (Université de Montréal and Dawson College), Three polynomial inequalities for the price of one! |

8:30 - 9:00 | Raphaël Clouâtre (University of Manitoba), Ideals and zero sets for multipliers on the ball |

9:00 - 9:30 | Henri Guenancia (Stony Brook University), Multiplier ideal of toric plurisubharmonic functions |

9:30 - 10:00 | Leonid V. Kovalev (Syracuse University), Symmetrization and extension of bi-Lipschitz maps |

15:00 - 15:30 | Thomas Ransford (Université Laval), Cyclic polynomials on the bidisk |

15:30 - 16:00 | Maxime Fortier Bourque (University of Toronto), The Teichmuller space of conformal pentagons |

16:00 - 16:30 | Eric Schippers (University of Manitoba), Conformal invariants associated with quadratic differentials |

16:30 - 17:00 | Michael Yampolsky (University of Toronto), Complexity of attractors of real quadratic polynomials |

17:00 - 17:30 | Trevor Richards (Washington and Lee University), The rational conformal modeling question |

17:30 - 18:00 | Andrew Zimmer (University of Chicago), Negatively curved metric spaces and several complex variables |

Sunday December 4 (Upper Fallsview A, Sheraton, 5th Level) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Ilia Binder (University of Toronto), The Exploration process for critical percolation converges to SLE$_6$ polynomially fast. |

8:30 - 9:00 | Javad Mashreghi (Université Laval), Approximation via Toeplitz operators |

9:00 - 9:30 | Dylan Thurston (Indiana University Bloomington), Degenerating Riemann surfaces and elastic graphs |

9:30 - 10:00 | Malik Younsi (University of Washington), Constructive approximation by Julia sets |

Contributed Papers | |

Org: Jan Feys (McMaster University) | |

Monday December 5 (Fallsview Studio B, Sheraton, 3rd Level) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Gustavo Carrero (Athabasca University), Describing and quantifying the binding pathway of histone H1 |

8:30 - 9:00 | Chango Keem (Seoul National University), Irreducibility and components rigid in moduli of the Hilbert scheme of smooth curves |

9:00 - 9:30 | Muhammad Sufyan (University of Punjab Gujranwala Campus), Mathematical Modeling of Transmission of Dynamics of HIV/AIDS and other viral disease |

9:30 - 10:00 | Safouhi Hassan (University of Alberta), Numerical Treatment of Quantum Mechanical Problems |

Equivariant geometry and topology | |

Org: Jeffrey Carlson and Elisheva Adina Gamse (University of Toronto) | |

Saturday December 3 (Upper Fallsview B, Sheraton, 5th floor) | |

8:00 - 9:00 | Doug Ravenel (University of Rochester), The slice filtration revisited |

9:00 - 9:30 | Liviu Mare (University of Regina), Equivariant cohomology of cohomogeneity one actions |

9:30 - 10:00 | Po Hu (Wayne State University), Derived Representation Theory |

15:00 - 16:00 | Anna Marie Bohmann (Vanderbilt University), Constructing equivariant cohomology theories |

16:00 - 16:30 | Igor Kriz (University of Michigan), Computations of ordinary equivariant cohomology for powers of cyclic groups of prime order |

16:30 - 17:00 | Sophie Kriz (unaffiliated), Equivariant cohomology and the super reciprocal plane of a hyperplane arrangement |

17:00 - 17:30 | Tony Bahri (Rider University), Topology and geometry of polyhedral products |

17:30 - 18:00 | Jeremy Lane (University of Toronto), Symplectic invariants of focus-focus singularities and bifurcations of integrable systems |

Sunday December 4 (Upper Fallsview B, Sheraton, 5th floor) | |

8:00 - 9:00 | Christin Bibby (University of Western Ontario), Representation stability for the cohomology of arrangements associated to root systems |

9:00 - 9:30 | Leonardo Mihalcea (Virginia Tech), Chern-Schwartz-MacPherson classes for Schubert cells and characteristic cycles |

9:30 - 10:00 | Mentor Stafa (Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis), Spaces of commuting elements in Lie groups |

15:30 - 16:30 | Laura Escobar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Torus orbits inside matrix Schubert and brick varieties |

16:30 - 17:00 | Yael Karshon (University of Toronto), Maximal torus actions on complex manifolds with fixed points |

17:00 - 17:30 | Reyer Sjamaar (Cornell University), Convexity properties of presymplectic Hamiltonian actions |

17:30 - 18:00 | Donald Stanley (University of Regina), Connected sums of quasi-toric manifolds manifolds. |

Monday December 5 (Upper Fallsview B, Sheraton, 5th floor) | |

8:00 - 9:00 | Matthias Franz (University of Western Ontario), A quotient criterion for syzygies in equivariant cohomology |

9:00 - 9:30 | Chen He (Northeastern University), GKM descriptions of the equivariant cohomology rings of homogeneous spaces |

9:30 - 10:00 | Eckhard Meinrenken (University of Toronto), Spinor bundles for Hamiltonian loop group spaces |

15:30 - 16:00 | Yiannis Loizides (University of Toronto), [Q,R]=0 and Verlinde Series |

16:00 - 16:30 | Lisa Jeffrey (University of Toronto), The genus 2 moduli space |

16:30 - 17:00 | Peter Crooks (University of Toronto), Equivariant projective compactifications of semisimple orbits |

17:00 - 18:00 | Marc Stephan (University of British Columbia), On free actions by elementary abelian p-groups |

Financial and Actuarial Mathematics | |

Org: Petar Jevtic (McMaster University), Adam Metzler (Wilfred Laurier University) and Traian Pirvu (McMaster University) | |

Sunday December 4 (Fallsview Studio A, Sheraton, Level 3) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Matt Davison (University of Western Ontario), Approximating the Value of Oil Storage Options using Forward Dynamic Optimization |

9:00 - 9:30 | Tahir Choulli (University of Alberta), Risk Decomposition with Application to Mortality/Longevity Securitization |

9:30 - 10:00 | Abel Cadenillas (University of Alberta), Optimal Investment and Liability Ratio Policies in a Multidimensional Regime Switching Model |

15:00 - 15:30 | Hyejin Ku (York University), Portfolio Optimization for a Large Investor under Partial Information and Price Impact |

15:30 - 16:00 | Ed Furman (York University), Gini-Type Measures of Risk and Variability: Gini Shortfall, Capital Allocations, and Heavy-Tailed Risks |

16:00 - 16:30 | Cody Hyndman (Concordia University), A geometric approach to arbitrage-free modelling, estimation, and prediction |

16:30 - 17:00 | Adam Metzler (Wilfrid Laurier University), A Simple and Accurate Approximation to the Early Exercise Boundary for American Put Options |

17:00 - 17:30 | Tom Hurd (McMaster University), Symmetric Cascades in Banking Networks |

17:30 - 18:00 | Petar Jevtic (McMaster University), The joint mortality of couples in continuous time |

18:00 - 18:30 | Foivos Xanthos (Ryerson University), Robust representations of risk measures on Orlicz spaces via Orlicz hearts |

Monday December 5 (Fallsview Studio A, Sheraton, Level 3) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Traian Pirvu (McMaster University), One bank problem in the funds market |

9:00 - 9:30 | Kristina Sendova (Western University), The Gerber-Shiu function when the claim counting process is a homogeneous compound-birth process |

9:30 - 10:00 | Jean-François Renaud (Université du Québec à Montréal), Variations on the idea of Parisian ruin for spectrally negative Lévy processes |

15:30 - 16:00 | Ilie Radu Mitric (Université Laval), On the conditional moments of compound renewal sums with discounted claims taking into account the past information |

16:00 - 16:30 | Rogemar Mamon (University of Western Ontario), Putting a price tag on temperature |

16:30 - 17:00 | Adam Kolkiewicz (University of Waterloo), Optimal Static Hedging of Path-Dependent Options |

17:00 - 17:30 | Taehan Bae (University of Regina), On the limit of a conditional Spearman's rho coefficient under the common factor model |

17:30 - 18:00 | Tuan Tran (McMaster University), Asset fire sales and strategic trading by regulated banks |

18:00 - 18:30 | George Lai (Wilfred Laurier University), Simulation of Greeks of multiasset options for time-changed Brownian motions by Malliavin calculus |

Fractal Geometry, Analysis, and Applications | |

Org: Franklin Mendivil (Acadia University) and József Vass (York University) | |

Saturday December 3 (Canadian Room A, Crowne Plaza, 5th Floor) | |

15:00 - 15:30 | Kevin Hare (University of Waterloo), Families of self-affine maps |

15:30 - 16:00 | Balázs Bárány (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), On the Hausdorff dimension of self-affine sets and measures |

16:00 - 16:30 | Luke Rogers (University of Connecticut), Spectral properties of pseudodifferential operators on the Sierpinski Gasket |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alden Walker (Center for Communications Research - La Jolla), Circle actions on the boundary of Schottky space |

17:00 - 17:30 | Ignacio García (University of Waterloo), Assouad dimensions of complementary sets |

17:30 - 18:00 | Andrew Vince (University of Florida), Fractal Transformations |

Sunday December 4 (Canadian Room A, Crowne Plaza, 5th Floor) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Trubee Davison, A Positive Operator-Valued Measure Associated to an Iterated Function System |

9:00 - 9:30 | William C. Abram (Hillsdale College), Intersections of Cantor Sets and Self-Similarity |

9:30 - 10:00 | Ilia Binder (University of Toronto), Multifractal spectrum of SLE boundary collisions. |

15:30 - 16:00 | Boming Yu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), A review on the fractal geometry theory for porous media and its applications |

16:00 - 16:30 | Daniel Slonim (Purdue University), Path Sets and Interleaving |

16:30 - 17:00 | Herb Kunze (University of Guelph), Star-Shaped Set Inversion Map Fractals |

17:00 - 17:30 | József Vass (York University), Fractal Potentials of the Laplace and Wave Equations |

Geometric Group Theory and Topology in Low Dimensions | |

Org: Adam Clay (University of Manitoba) and Ying Hu (UQÀM) | |

Sunday December 4 | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Will Kazez (Georgia), Tautness of foliations, Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd Floor |

9:00 - 9:30 | Diana Hubbard (University of Michigan), On the annular refinement of Khovanov homology, Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd Floor |

9:30 - 10:00 | Nicholas Vlamis (University of Michigan), Graphs of curves on infinite-type surfaces, Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd Floor |

15:30 - 16:00 | Adam Lowrance (Vassar College), The Jones polynomial of almost alternating and Turaev genus one links, Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd Floor |

16:00 - 16:30 | Tao Li (Boston College), Heegaard genus and degree-one map, Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd Floor |

16:30 - 17:00 | Zoran Sunic (Texas A&M), Left Relatively Convex Subgroups, Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd Floor |

17:00 - 17:30 | Christine Lee (UT Austin), A trivial tail homology for non A-adequate links., Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd Floor |

17:30 - 18:00 | Dani Wise (McGill), Virtual Limit Groups, Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd Floor |

Monday December 5 | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Subhadip Chowdhury (University of Chicago), A Topological Approach to a Formal Language theory problem, Strategy Room 1, Sheraton, 5th level |

9:00 - 9:30 | Kasia Jankiewicz (McGill), Graph coloring problem and fibering right angled Coxeter groups., Strategy Room 1, Sheraton, 5th level |

15:30 - 16:00 | Tyrone Ghaswala (Waterloo), Cyclic Branched Covers of the Sphere and the Liftable Mapping Class Group, Strategy Room 1, Sheraton, 5th level |

16:00 - 16:30 | Sarah Mousley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Boundary Maps, Strategy Room 1, Sheraton, 5th level |

16:30 - 17:00 | Adam Sikora (Buffalo), On algebraic proprties of skein algebras of surfaces, Strategy Room 1, Sheraton, 5th level |

Geometric PDEs, the Einstein equation, and mathematical relativity | |

Org: Hari Kunduri (Memorial University) and Eric Woolgar (University of Alberta) | |

Saturday December 3 (Strategy Room 2 - Sheraton - 5th floor) | |

8:00 - 8:40 | William Wylie (Syracuse), Weighted Ricci curvature with synthetic dimension 1 |

8:40 - 9:20 | Jeff Case (Pennsylvania State), Conformally covariant operators and scattering theory |

9:20 - 10:00 | Eric Bahuaud (Seattle University), Low regularity conformally compact Einstein metrics |

15:00 - 15:40 | Robert Haslhofer (Toronto), Ricci curvature and martingales |

15:40 - 16:20 | Ailana Fraser (University of British Columbia), Existence and regularity of harmonic maps into CAT(1) spaces |

16:40 - 17:10 | Tracey Balehowsky (Toronto), Determining a Riemannian metric from areas of minimal surfaces |

17:10 - 17:40 | Shaoxiong Hou (Memorial), A mixed volume from the anisotropic Riesz-potential |

Sunday December 4 (Strategy Room 2 - Sheraton - 5th floor) | |

8:00 - 8:40 | Jie Xiao (Memorial), p-capacity in 3-manifold |

8:40 - 9:20 | Marcus Khuri (SUNY Stony Brook), The area-angular momentum-charge inequality for black holes in cosmological spacetimes |

9:20 - 10:00 | Lydia Bieri (University of Michigan), The Cauchy Problem for the Einstein Equations and Gravitational Radiation |

15:30 - 16:10 | Gantumur Tsogtgerel (McGill), A prescribed scalar-mean curvature problem |

16:10 - 16:50 | Spyros Alexakis (Toronto) |

16:50 - 17:30 | Stefanos Aretakis (Toronto), Asymptotics for the wave equation and the black hole stability problem |

Monday December 5 (Strategy Room 2 - Sheraton - 5th floor) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Aghil Alaee (Alberta), Mass-angular momentum-charge inequality in minimal supergravity |

8:30 - 9:00 | Armando Cabrera (University of Connecticut), On the instability of the Riemannian Penrose inequality in higher dimensions |

9:00 - 9:30 | Panagiotis Gianniotis (University of Waterloo), Ricci flow from spaces with isolated conical singularities |

9:30 - 10:00 | Siao-Hao Guo (Rutgers Univesity), Analysis of Velázquez’s solution to the mean curvature flow with a type II singularity |

Geometry and Topology in Low Dimensions: Interactions with Floer theory | |

Org: Cagatay Kutluhan (University of Buffalo) and Liam Watson (Sherbrooke University) | |

Saturday December 3 | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Thomas Mark (University of Virginia), Obstructing Stein structures on contractible 4-manifolds, Niagara Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

8:30 - 9:00 | John Baldwin (Boston College), Stein fillings and SU(2) representations, Niagara Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

9:00 - 9:30 | Jeremy Van Horn-Morris (University of Arkansas), Incorporating genus into the Heegaard Floer differential, Niagara Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

9:30 - 10:00 | David Duncan (McMaster University), Heat flows for cylindrical end manifolds, Niagara Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

Sunday December 4 | |

8:00 - 8:50 | Jonathan Hanselman (University of Texas at Austin), Bordered Floer modules as immersed curves in the torus, Great Room C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

9:00 - 9:50 | Kristen Hendricks (Michigan State University), Involutive Heegaard Floer homology, Great Room C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

15:30 - 16:00 | Francesco Lin (Princeton University), Khovanov homology in characteristic two and $Pin(2)$-symmetry, Great Room C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

16:00 - 16:30 | Hans Boden (McMaster University), Concordance of virtual knots, Great Room C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

16:30 - 17:00 | Ian Zemke (University of California, Los Angeles), Link cobordisms and functoriality in link Floer homology, Great Room C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

17:00 - 17:30 | Wenzhao Chen (Michigan State University), Upsilon invariant and Cabling, Great Room C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

17:30 - 18:00 | Ying Hu (Université du Québec à Montréal), Left-orderability and representations into subgroups of $Homeo_+(S^1)$, Great Room C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

History and Philosophy of Mathematics | |

Org: Maritza M. Branker (Niagara University) | |

Saturday December 3 (Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Floor) | |

15:00 - 15:30 | Craig Fraser (University of Toronto), Mathematics in Library Subject Classification Systems |

15:30 - 16:00 | Mariya Boyko (University of Toronto), The changing image of mathematics in Soviet textbooks in the 1960’s and 1970’s |

16:00 - 16:30 | Allan Olley (University of Toronto), Celestial Mechanics as Applied Mathematics |

16:30 - 17:00 | Gwennaël Bricteux (Université de Montréal), What is a Diagram? Views from Category Theory and Logic |

17:00 - 17:30 | Margaret Stawiska-Friedland (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Tadeusz Wa\.zewski' s early works in topology |

17:30 - 18:00 | Sylvia Nickerson (York University) |

Improving success rates in first year calculus | |

Org: Jaimal Thind and Maria Wesslén (University of Toronto) | |

Sunday December 4 (Rainbow Salon, Crowne Plaza, 10th Floor) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Andrew McEachern (Queen’s), How to Get an A in Math: An Updated Perspective |

8:30 - 9:00 | Brian Forrest (Waterloo), Can digital assets help improve Calculus performance? |

9:00 - 9:30 | Matt Thomas and Megan Martinez (Ithaca), “Points”-less Calculus |

9:30 - 10:00 | Kimberly Herder (Guelph), Facing the Challenges of Entry Level Calculus |

15:30 - 16:00 | Maritza Branker (Niagara University), Homework Portfolios: Allowing students to critically think about their learning |

16:00 - 16:30 | Daniel McQuillan (Norwich), Please reveal the beauty—do not hide the beauty—of the best theorems of calculus! |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alan Ableson (Queen's), Comparing a Lecture-Focused and a Blended Calculus Course |

17:00 - 17:30 | Maria Wesslen and Jaimal Thind (University of Toronto), What Next? - A Guided Discussion |

Integrable systems and applications | |

Org: Stephen Anco (Brock University) and Gino Biondini (University of Buffalo) | |

Saturday December 3 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Zhijun Qiao (University of Texas), Negative order integbale hierarchy and soliton equations, Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

9:30 - 10:00 | Daniel Kraus (Brock University), Hamiltonian structure of multi-peakon sector of the FORQ (modified CH) equation, Boardroom B, Sheraton, 2nd Level |

Sunday December 4 | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Peter Miller (University of Michigan), Semiclassical Aspects of the Three-Wave Resonant Interaction, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

8:30 - 9:00 | Jinbing Chen (Southeast University), The backward Neumann system to the construction of algebro-geometric solutions of the negative-order KdV hierarchy, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

9:00 - 9:30 | Stephen Anco (Brock University), Integrable multi-component peakon equations from a modified AKNS scheme, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alexei Cheviakov (University of Saskatchewan), A Recursion Formula for the Construction of Local Conservation Laws of Differential Equations, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

15:30 - 16:00 | Mark Ablowitz (University of Colorado at Boulder), Rogue waves in water and light, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

16:00 - 16:30 | Barbara Prinari (University of Colorado), Discrete solitons for the focusing Ablowitz-Ladik equation with non-zero boundary conditions via inverse scattering transform, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alexander Odesski (Brock University), A family of integrable evolution equations of third order, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

17:00 - 17:30 | George Papamikos (University of Reading, UK), On Darboux transformations of the vector sine-Gordon equation and related structures, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

17:30 - 18:00 | Michel Grundland (University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres), Immersion formulas obtained via the generalized symmetry approach, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

Monday December 5 | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Guo Deng (SUNY at Buffalo), Small dispersion limits of integrable nonlinear PDEs with cosine initial conditions, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

8:30 - 9:00 | Sitai Li (SUNY at Buffalo), Soliton solutions of Maxwell-Bloch equations with non-zero background, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

9:00 - 9:30 | Elena Recio (University of Cadiz), A general family of multi-peakon equations, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

9:30 - 10:00 | Qiao Wang (SUNY at Buffalo), Whitham modulation theory for the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation, Fallsview Studio C, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

Large Scale Optimization: Theory, Algorithms and Applications in memoriam Jonathan Borwein | |

Org: Heinz Bauschke (University of British Columbia, Kelowna) and Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 3 (King George Room, Crowne Plaza, 5th Floor) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Heinz Bauschke (University of British Columbia), Remembering Jon Borwein |

8:30 - 9:00 | Fei Wang (Western University), Polynomial optimization by SDP and facial reduction |

9:00 - 9:30 | Tim Hoheisel (McGill University), Epi-convergent smoothing with applications to convex-composite functions |

9:30 - 10:00 | Dominique Orban (Polytechnique Montreal), LSLQ: An Iterative Method for Linear Least-Squares Problems with a Forward Error Minimization Property |

15:00 - 15:30 | Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo), Low-Rank Matrix Completion (LRMC) using Nuclear Norm (NN) with Facial Reduction (FR) |

15:30 - 16:00 | Greg Reid (Western University), Optimization and critical point methods for numerical characterization of real varieties |

16:00 - 16:30 | Mehdi Karimi (University of Waterloo), Convex optimization via domain-driven barriers and primal-dual algorithms |

16:30 - 17:00 | Hristo Sendov (Western University), Stronger Rolle's Theorem for Complex Polynomials |

17:00 - 17:30 | Sedi Bartz (UBC Okanagan), Multi-marginal monotonicity and convex analysis |

17:30 - 18:00 | Walaa Moursi (UBC Okanagan), The Douglas-Rachford algorithm in the possibly inconsistent case |

Sunday December 4 (King George Room, Crowne Plaza, 5th Floor) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | József Vass (York University), Minimization of the Inverse Problem Error between the Solutions of the KCE Equations and Experimental Data |

8:30 - 9:00 | Hung Phan (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Applying Geometric Constraints in Three Dimensions |

9:00 - 9:30 | Shawn Wang (UBC Okanagan), Generalized quadratic functions and epiconvergences |

9:30 - 10:00 | Mohamed Tawhid (Thompson Rivers University), Genetic whale optimization algorithm for minimizing molecular potential energy function |

15:30 - 16:00 | Yves Lucet (UBC Okanagan), Approximate Subdifferential Computation in Computational Convex Analysis |

16:00 - 16:30 | Richard Hoshino (Quest University), Solving Quadratic Optimization Problems using the Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality |

16:30 - 17:00 | Jiawei Chen (Southwest University, China), Optimality conditions of constrained inverse variational inequalities via image space analysis |

17:00 - 17:30 | Stefan Sremac (University of Waterloo), A Semidefinite Programming Approach to D-Optimal Designs |

17:30 - 18:00 | Matthias Takouda (Laurentian University), On the Doubly Stochastic Matrix Completion Problem |

Mathematical Logic | |

Org: Bradd Hart and Matthew Valeriote (McMaster University) | |

Sunday December 4 | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Luc Belair (UQAM), Recognizable sets of power series over a finite field, Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th Level |

8:30 - 9:00 | Levon Haykazyan (Waterloo), Constructing Quasiminimal Structures, Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th Level |

9:00 - 10:00 | Rahim Moosa (Waterloo), An application of model theory to noncommutative algebra, Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th Level |

13:00 - 13:30 | Ross Willard (Waterloo), J\'{o}nsson's finite basis problem for finite algebras, Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, 5th Level |

13:30 - 14:00 | Matthew Moore (McMaster), Dualizable congruence modular algebras have a cube term, Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, 5th Level |

15:30 - 16:30 | Barbara Csima (Waterloo), Degrees of Categoricity on a Cone, Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, 5th Level |

16:30 - 17:00 | Jonny Stephenson (Waterloo), Structures of finite computable dimension, Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, 5th Level |

17:00 - 17:30 | Claude Laflamme (Calgary), Logic in Calgary, some recent projects, Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, 5th Level |

Mathematical Population Biology | |

Org: Ben Bolker, Jonathan Dushoff and David Earn (McMaster University) | |

Sunday December 4 (Strategy Room 7, Sheraton, 5th level) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Xiaoying Wang (University of Ottawa), Pattern formation of a predator-prey model with the cost of anti-predator behaviors |

8:30 - 9:00 | Almaz Butaev (Concordia University), On the Skellam model with time delay and non-zero drift |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ting-Hao Hsu (McMaster University), Bifurcation delay and the entry-exit relation |

9:30 - 10:00 | Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster University), Analysis of a simplified model of anaerobic digestion |

15:30 - 16:00 | Chiu-Ju Lin (McMaster University), Modeling the trade-off between transmissibility and contact in infectious disease dynamics |

16:00 - 16:30 | Philip Greenspoon (University of Toronto), Parasite transmission among relatives halts Red Queen dynamics |

16:30 - 17:00 | Ben Bolker (McMaster University), Stochastic mutation-selection-drift models of parasite virulence evolution |

17:00 - 17:30 | Karsten Hempel (McMaster University), Estimating epidemic coupling between populations from invasion times |

17:30 - 18:00 | David J.D. Earn (McMaster University), Growth of plagues of long ago |

Matrix Theory | |

Org: Hadi Kharaghani (University of Lethbridge) and Javad Mashreghi (Université Laval) | |

Saturday December 3 (Strategy Room 7, Sheraton, 5th level) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Stephen Kirkland (University of Manitoba), On Random Walk Centrality |

8:30 - 9:00 | Shaun Fallat (University of Regina), The Rank of Principal Submatrices and a Principal Rank Property |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ilias Kotsireas (Wilfred Laurier University), Goethals-Seidel difference families with symmetric or skew base blocks |

9:30 - 10:00 | Rajesh Pereira (University of Guelph), Matrix methods for bounding products of zeros of polynomials. |

15:00 - 15:30 | Vern Paulsen (University of Waterloo), Numerical Ranges and Spectral Sets |

15:30 - 16:00 | Douglas Farenick (University of Regina), Isometric linear maps of the space of Toeplitz matrices |

16:00 - 16:30 | John Holbrook (University of Guelph), Triply generated matrix algebras |

16:30 - 17:00 | Kevin Van der Meulen (Redeemer College), Polynomial root bounds using intercyclic companion matrices |

17:00 - 17:30 | Peter Zizler (Mount Royal University), On Non-stationary Cyclic Convolution and Combination |

17:30 - 18:00 | Ada Sze Sze Chan (York University), Complex Hadamard matrices and distance regular graphs |

18:00 - 18:30 | Hadi Kharaghani (University of Lethbridg), (0,1)-matrices arising from Generalized Hadamard matrices |

Nonlinear Evolution Equations | |

Org: Almut Burchard (University of Toronto) and Marina Chugunova (Claremont Graduate University) | |

Saturday December 3 | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Gerda de Vries (University of Alberta), A Model of Microtubule Organization in the Presence of Motor Proteins, Canadian Room A, Crowne Plaza, 5th floor |

9:00 - 9:30 | Robert L Jerrard (University of Toronto), Concentrated vorticity in the Gross-Pitaevskii equations, Canadian Room A, Crowne Plaza, 5th floor |

9:30 - 10:00 | Stanley Alama (McMaster University), Bistable transition layers with Hamiltonian Dynamics, Canadian Room A, Crowne Plaza, 5th floor |

15:00 - 15:30 | Theodore Kolokolnikov (Dalhousie University), A PDE model of aggregation formation in bacterial colonies, Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th level |

15:30 - 16:00 | Baasansuren Jadamba (Rochester Institute of Technology), Minimization of a principal eigenvalue in a mixed dispersal model, Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th level |

16:00 - 16:30 | Pietro-Luciano Buono (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Bifurcations and dynamics of a O(2) symmetric hyperbolic PDE model for animal aggregation, Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th level |

16:30 - 17:00 | Di Kang (Claremont Graduate University), Thin liquid film coating on a sphere., Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th level |

17:00 - 17:30 | Mary Pugh (University of Toronto), A Variable Step Size Implicit-Explicit Scheme for the Solution of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck Equations, Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th level |

17:30 - 18:00 | Greg Lewis (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Matrix-free continuation methods for electroconvection, Executive Boardroom, Sheraton, 5th level |

Sunday December 4 | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Tetsu Mizumachi (Hiroshima University), Asymptotic linear stability of line solitary waves of the Benney-Luke equation, Great Room A, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

8:30 - 9:00 | Tyler Wilson (Fields Institute), Stabilization, Extension and Unification of the Lattice Boltzmann Method Using Information Theory, Great Room A, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ihsan A. Topaloglu (Virginia Commonwealth University), Droplet phase in a nonlocal isoperimetric problem under confinement, Great Room A, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

9:30 - 10:00 | Mohammad El Smaily (University of New Brunswick), Homogenization and influence of fragmentation on reaction-diffusion fronts, Great Room A, Sheraton, 3rd Level |

Nonlinear PDEs and Variational Problems | |

Org: Lia Bronsard (McMaster University) and Ihsan Topaloglu (Virginia Commonwealth University) | |

Saturday December 3 (Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, Level 5) | |

15:00 - 15:30 | Robert L Jerrard (University of Toronto), Effective energy of nearly-parallel Ginzburg-Landau vortex filaments |

15:30 - 16:00 | Fabrice Colin (Laurentian University), The Effects of Dissymmetrical Nonlinearities on the Palais-Smale Condition for Elliptic Systems |

16:00 - 16:30 | Silvia Jiménez-Bolaños (Colgate University), Nonlinear Neutral Inclusions: Assemblages of Spheres and Ellipsoids. |

16:30 - 17:00 | Cy Maor (University of Toronto), Non-Euclidean elasticity and asymptotic rigidity of manifolds |

17:00 - 17:30 | Xin Yang Lu (McGill University), Geometric complexity of Voronoi cells in optimal CVTs in 3D |

17:30 - 18:00 | Almut Burchard (University of Toronto), On a non-local shape optimization problem related with swarming |

Sunday December 4 (Strategy Room 5/6, Sheraton, Level 5) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Stephen Anco (Brock University), A vortex filament equation with peakon solutions |

8:30 - 9:00 | Geoff McGregor (McGill University), The Generalized Equal Area Principle |

9:00 - 9:30 | Li Wang (University at Buffalo), Modeling and simulation of multiscale crowd dynamics with emotional contagion |

9:30 - 10:00 | Jan Feys (McMaster University), A spectral scheme for nonlinear integro-differential equations with discontinuity propagation; application to epidemic models |

Optimization Techniques in Quantum Information Theory | |

Org: Nathaniel Johnston (Mount Allison University), Rajesh Pereira (University of Guelph) and Sarah Plosker (Brandon University) | |

Saturday December 3 (Canadian Room B, Crowne Plaza, 5th Floor) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | John Watrous (University of Waterloo), Semidefinite programming, cone programming, and quantum state discrimination |

8:30 - 9:00 | Mark Girard (University of Calgary), Conversion witnesses for transforming quantum states under PPT-operations. |

9:00 - 9:30 | Gilad Gour (University of Calgary), Semidefinite Programming and Quantum Resource Theories |

9:30 - 10:00 | Eric Chitambar (Southern Illinois University), A Classical Analog to Entanglement Reversibility |

15:00 - 15:30 | Richard Cleve (Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo), Efficient Quantum Algorithms for Simulating Lindblad Evolution |

15:30 - 16:00 | Sevag Gharibian (Virginia Commonwealth University), Classical approximation algorithms for quantum constraint satisfaction problems |

16:00 - 16:30 | Saeid Molladavoudi (University of Ottawa), Symmetry Reduction in Multiparty Quantum States |

16:30 - 17:00 | Hoan Dang (University of Calgary), Galois-unitary symmetry of mutually unbiased bases as a toy model for SIC-POVMs |

17:00 - 17:30 | Jeremy Levick (University of Guelph and African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), An Uncertainty Principle for Quantum Channels |

17:30 - 18:00 | David Kribs (University of Guelph), Private Algebras, Private Quantum Channels, etc |

Sunday December 4 (Canadian Room B, Crowne Plaza, 5th Floor) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Karol Zyczkowski (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland), Distinguishing generic quantum states |

8:30 - 9:00 | Zbigniew Puchala (Polish Academy of Science), Asymptotic properties of random quantum channels |

9:00 - 9:30 | Doug Farenick (University of Regina), Some extremal properties of quantum probability measures |

9:30 - 10:00 | Sarah Plosker (Brandon University), Optimal bounds on fidelity of quantum state transfer with respect to errors |

15:30 - 16:00 | Chi-Kwong Li (College of William and Mary), Quantum states with prescribed reduced states, and special Quantum channels |

16:00 - 16:30 | Daniel Puzzuoli (Institute for Quantum Computing at University of Waterloo), Ancilla dimension in quantum channel discrimination |

16:30 - 17:00 | Xiaohong Zhang (University of Manitoba), Hadamard diagonalizable PST graphs |

17:00 - 17:30 | Jamie Sikora (Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore), Completely Positive Semidefinite Rank |

Recent Advances in Commutative Algebra | |

Org: Sara Faridi (Dalhousie University), Federico Galleto (McMaster University) and Adam Van Tuyl (McMaster University) | |

Saturday December 3 (Strategy Room 3, Sheraton, 5th Level) | |

8:00 - 9:00 | Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz (Toronto), Constructing all graded torsionfree modules over quasi-homogeneous Gorenstein curve singularities |

9:00 - 9:30 | Rebecca R.G. (Michigan), Directed families of big Cohen-Macaulay algebras in equal characteristic |

9:30 - 10:00 | Nathan Ilten (Simon Fraser), Stanley-Reisner degenerations for dual quotient bundles on G(2,n) |

15:00 - 15:30 | Alessio Sammartano (Purdue), Blowup algebras of rational normal scrolls |

15:30 - 16:00 | Jonathan Montano (Purdue), The Core of Monomial Ideals |

16:00 - 16:30 | Nursel Erey (North Dakota State), Powers of Edge Ideals with Linear Quotients or Linear Resolutions |

16:30 - 17:00 | Hasan Mahmood (Lahore), A NOTE ON F- IDEALS |

17:00 - 17:30 | Maryam Ehya Jahromi (Dalhousie), Whitney's Theorem and Subideals of Monomial Ideals |

17:30 - 18:00 | Kai Fong Ernest Chong (Nanyang Technological), Beyond the g-theorem |

Sunday December 4 (Strategy Room 3, Sheraton, 5th Level) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Jack Jefferies (Michigan), Local Okounkov Bodies and Limits in Positive Characteristic |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ali Alilooee (Western Illinois), REGULARITY OF POWERS OF UNICYCLIC GRAPHS |

9:30 - 10:00 | Jennifer Biermann (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Bounds on the regularity of toric ideals of graphs |

15:30 - 16:00 | Sarah Mayes-Tang (Quest), Betti tables of graded systems of ideals |

16:00 - 16:30 | Svenja Huntemann (Dalhousie), Simplicial Complexes of Strong Placement Games |

16:30 - 17:00 | David Wehlau (RMC/Queen's), Homogeneous regular sequences and symmetric group actions |

Recent Advances in Dynamical Systems and Bifurcation Theory | |

Org: Pietro-Luciano Buono (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) and Victor LeBlanc (University of Ottawa) | |

Sunday December 4 (Great Room B, Sheraton, 3rd Level) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Florin Diacu (University of Victoria), Bifurcations in the N-body problem when the space curvature varies |

8:30 - 9:00 | Yanxia Deng (Queen's University), Conley-Zehnder index and bifurcation of fixed points of Hamiltonian maps. |

9:00 - 9:30 | Manuele Santoprete (Wilfred Laurier University), Canonoid and Poissonoid Transformations, Symmetries and bi-Hamiltonian structures. |

9:30 - 10:00 | Nicholas Faulkner (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Equivariant KAM Theorem |

15:30 - 16:00 | Dmitry Pelinovsky (McMaster University), Bifurcations of self-similar solutions in slow diffusion equations |

16:00 - 16:30 | Laurent Charette (University of British Colombia), Pattern Formation on a Time Dependent Spherical Cap |

16:30 - 17:00 | Petko Kitanov (University of Ottawa), Dynamics of meandering spiral waves with weak lattice perturbations |

17:00 - 17:30 | Jason Bramburger (University of Ottawa), Spiral wave solutions to lambda-omega lattice dynamical systems |

Recent Advances in Structure-Preserving Discretizations | |

Org: Alexander Bihlo (Memorial University) and Andy Wan (McGill University) | |

Sunday December 4 (Fallsview Studio B, Sheraton, 3rd level) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Erick Schulz (McGill), Convergence of Discrete Exterior Calculus |

8:30 - 9:00 | Gantumur Tsogtgerel (McGill), Approximation properties of finite element exterior calculus |

9:00 - 9:30 | Francis Valiquette (State University of New York, New Paltz), Symmetry-Preserving Numerical Schemes |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alexander Bihlo (Memorial University), Well-balanced mimetic mesh-based and meshless schemes for the shallow-water equations with bottom topography |

15:00 - 15:30 | Julienne Kabre (Illinois Institute of Technology), An Energy-Preserving Discretization for the Poisson-Nernst-Planck Equations |

15:30 - 16:00 | Werner Bauer (Imperial College London), Variational integrators for anelastic and pseudo-incompressible flows |

16:00 - 16:30 | Artur Palha (Eindhoven University of Technology), High order mimetic discretizations |

16:30 - 17:00 | Ari Stern (Washington University in St. Louis), Multisymplectic HDG methods |

17:00 - 17:30 | Andy Wan (McGill), Conservative methods and long-term stability for dynamical systems |

Stochastic Properties of Dynamical Systems | |

Org: Jacopo De Simoi (University of Toronto), HongKun Zhang (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Ke Zhang (University of Toronto) | |

Saturday December 3 | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Francesco Cellarosi (Queen's University), The dynamical construction of an automorphic function, Elizabeth Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

8:30 - 9:00 | Tobias Hurth (University of Toronto), Smooth invariant densities for switching systems on the torus, Elizabeth Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

9:00 - 9:30 | Jonguk Yang (University of Toronto), Siegel Disks of Dissipative Hénon Maps, Elizabeth Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alexey Korepanov (University of Warwick), Uniform statistical properties of chaotic dynamical systems, Elizabeth Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

Sunday December 4 | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Fernando Kasun (University of Maryland), An Error Term in the Central Limit Theorem for Sums of Discrete Random Variables, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

8:30 - 9:00 | Mark Demers (Fairfield university), Escape rates and limiting distributions for intermittent maps with holes, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

9:00 - 9:30 | Dmitry Dolgopyat (Univerisity of Maryland), Renewal Theorem for Infinite Measure Systems, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

9:30 - 10:00 | Yao Li (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Polynomial convergence rate to nonequilibrium steady-state, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

15:30 - 16:00 | Alex Grigo (University of Oklahoma), A study of a billiard like dynamical system, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

16:00 - 16:30 | Seth Chart (Towson University), Statistical properties of intermittent generalized baker's transformation via anisotropic Banach spaces and renewal methods, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

16:30 - 17:00 | Jianyu Chen (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Statistical properties of one-dimensional expanding maps with poor singularities, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

17:00 - 17:30 | Terry Soo (Kansas), A monotone isomorphism theorem, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

17:30 - 18:00 | Giulio Tiozzo (University of Toronto), The local Hoelder exponent for the dimension of invariant subsets of the circle, Brock Room, Crowne Plaza, UL Level |

Teaching for Deeper Mathematical Engagement | |

Org: John Grant McLoughlin (University of New Brunswick) and Caroline Junkins (Western) | |

Saturday December 3 (Boardroom C, Sheraton, 2nd floor) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Caroline Junkins (Western University), The language we use to teach mathematics: a TA workshop |

9:00 - 9:30 | Peter Taylor (Queen's University), Development of a secondary mathematics curriculum based on significant works of art. |

9:30 - 10:00 | Carmen Bruni (University of Waterloo), Mathematical Housing: Downsizing a First Year Proofs Course |

15:00 - 15:30 | Andrew McEachern (Queen's University), How Tournaments Can Change The Classroom |

15:30 - 16:00 | Kseniya Garaschuk (Fraser Valley), Collaborative exams in large university courses |

16:00 - 16:30 | Brian Forrest (University of Waterloo), Lessons Learned from Teaching Online |

16:30 - 17:00 | Richard Hoshino (Quest University), Inspiring Change Through Linear Algebra |

17:00 - 17:30 | Joseph Turnbull (Western University), Creating classroom learning communities |

17:30 - 18:00 | John Grant McLoughlin (University of New Brunswick) |