2017 CMS Winter Meeting

Waterloo, December 8 - 11, 2017

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 University of Waterloo.

- Algebraic Graph Theory
- Analytic Function Spaces
- Analytic Number Theory
- Application of Mathematics to Medicine and Biology
- Applications of Combinatorial Topology in Commutative Algebra
- Arithmetic Dynamics
- Contributed Papers
- Cyclic Homology and Noncommutative Geometry
- Design Theory
- Dynamical Systems
- Dynamics of Microbial Systems
- Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
- Explicit Finiteness of Integral Points on Hyperbolic Curves
- Financial Mathematics
- Geometric Analysis
- History of Mathematics
- Logic and Operator Algebras
- Low Dimensional Topology and Geometric Group Theory
- Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Information
- Model Theory
- Operator Algebras
- Rethinking First Year Experience
- Studc Student Research Session
- Symmetric Functions and Generalizations
- Toric Geometry
- Using Digital Assets in Mathematics Education and Outreach
- Variational Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory

Algebraic Graph Theory | |

Org: Chris Godsil (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2035) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Qing Xiang (University of Delaware), The Smith group of the hypercube graph |

8:30 - 8:50 | Karen Meagher (University of Regina), An Erd\H{o}s-Ko-Rado theorem for 2-Transitive Groups |

9:00 - 9:20 | Joy Morris (Lethbridge University), Cayley index and Most Rigid Representations (MRRs) |

9:30 - 9:50 | Michael Tait (Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh), 7 theorems in extremal spectral graph theory |

10:00 - 10:20 | Hanmeng Zhan (University of Waterloo), Discrete-Time Quantum Walks and Graph Embeddings |

16:00 - 16:20 | Claude Tardif (Royal Military College, Kingston), Bounding chromatic numbers by solving linear equations |

16:30 - 16:50 | Matt McGinnis (University of Delaware), The smallest eigenvalues of Hamming and Johnson graphs |

17:00 - 17:20 | Danny Rorabaugh (Queens University, Kingston), Graph Labelling with Combinatorial Nullstellensatz |

17:30 - 17:50 | David Wagner (Universityof Waterloo), Results on chromatic polynomials inspired by a correlation inequality of Farr |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2035) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Bill Martin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Some recent results on Q-polynomial (cometric) association schemes |

8:30 - 8:50 | Brian Kodalen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Linked Simplices |

9:00 - 9:20 | Ada Chan (York University), Quantum walks in association schemes |

9:30 - 9:50 | John Sinkovic (University of Waterloo), The inertia bound of a graph |

10:00 - 10:20 | Karen Yeats (University of Waterloo), On the $c_2$ invariant of a graph |

Analytic Function Spaces | |

Org: Javad Mashreghi (Laval University) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Nina Zorboska (University of Manitoba), Unitary weighted composition operators on reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions |

8:30 - 8:50 | Raphael Clouatre (University of Manitoba), Non-commutative boundaries of multiplier algebras |

9:00 - 9:20 | Edward Timko (University of Manitoba), A Classification of $n$-tuples of Commuting Isometries |

9:30 - 9:50 | Gabriel Prajitura (State University of New York), Chaos and entropy in Hilbert Spaces |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ruhan Zhao (State University of New York), On Berezin type operators and Toeplitz operators |

16:00 - 16:20 | Paul Gauthier (University of Montreal), Approximation by Random Complex Polynomials and Rational functions |

16:30 - 16:50 | Richard Fournier (University of Montreal), Remarks on an interpolation formula |

17:00 - 17:20 | Maxim Burke (University of Prince Edward Island), Comonotone approximation and interpolation by entire functions |

17:30 - 17:50 | Javad Mashreghi (Laval University), Periodic solutions of linear systems |

Analytic Number Theory | |

Org: Kevin Hare, Wentang Kuo and Yu-Ru Liu (University of Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 4045) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Daniel Fiorilli (University of Ottawa), Low-lying zeros of quadratic Dirichlet $L$-functions: the transition |

8:30 - 8:50 | Karl Dilcher (Dalhousie University), Derivatives and special values of higher-order Tornheim zeta functions |

9:00 - 9:20 | Matilde Lalin (University of Montreal), Remarks on the Mahler measure for arbitrary tori |

9:30 - 9:50 | Tristan Freiberg (University of Waterloo), Variance for primes in arithmetic progression: sparse, sparser,... |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ram Murty (Queen's University), Hilbert's tenth problem over number fields |

16:00 - 16:20 | Greg Martin (University of British Columbia), The distribution of the number of subgroups of the multiplicative group |

16:30 - 16:50 | Alia Hamieh (University of Northern British Columbia), Special Values of L-functions of Hilbert Modular Forms |

17:00 - 17:20 | Allysa Lumley (York University), Distribution of Values of $L$-functions associated to Hyperelliptic Curves over Function Fields |

17:30 - 17:50 | John Friedlander (University of Toronto), Twin primes via exceptional characters |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 4045) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Jonathan Sorenson (Butler University), Open problems related to finding strong pseudoprimes |

8:30 - 8:50 | Akshaa Vatwani (University of Waterloo), Zeros of partial sums of $L$-functions |

9:00 - 9:20 | Trevor Wooley (Bristol University, U.K.), Nested efficient congruencing and relatives of Vinogradov's mean value theorem |

9:30 - 9:50 | Julia Brandes (University of Waterloo), Vinogradov systems missing the linear slice |

10:00 - 10:20 | Youness Lamzouri (York University), Prime number races with many contestants |

Application of Mathematics to Medicine and Biology | |

Org: Sivabal Sivaloganathan (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Ali Mahdipour (UHN, Toronto), Cell Cycle Significance in the Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer |

8:30 - 8:50 | Lawrence Oprea (McGill University), Modeling perisaccadic traveling wave dynamics in the visual cortex |

9:00 - 9:20 | Victor Oluwole Olobatuyi (University of Alberta), Modeling the effects of G2-checkpoint dynamics on the low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity |

9:30 - 9:50 | Robert Smith? (University of Ottawa), Comparing malaria surveillance with periodic spraying in the presence of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes |

10:00 - 10:20 | Jane Heffernan (York University), Virus dynamics and the immune system |

16:00 - 16:20 | Frances Skinner (Krembil Res. & University of Toronto), Mathematically modeling theta oscillations in the hippocampus |

16:30 - 16:50 | Adam Stinchcombe (University of Toronto), Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes from Blood Cell Counts |

17:00 - 17:20 | Kamran Kaveh (Harvard University), Evolution in heterogeneous and random environments |

17:30 - 17:50 | Kathleen Wilkie (Ryerson Polytechnic University), Classifying Cancer Types for Treat-ability Using PPI Network Structure |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302) | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Xinzhi Liu (University of Waterloo), Infectious Disease Modeling by a Hybrid System Approach |

16:30 - 16:50 | Brian Ingalls (University of Waterloo), Synthetic biology approaches to suppression of antibiotic resistance: toward model-based design |

17:00 - 17:20 | Katrin Rohlf (Ryerson Polytechnic University), Reactive Multi-particle Collision (RMPC) dynamics for stochastic simulations of biochemical systems |

17:30 - 17:50 | Madjid Soltani (KN toose University of Technology, Tehran), Intracellular events regulate tissue scale phenomena in sprouting angiogenesis, A mathematical model |

Applications of Combinatorial Topology in Commutative Algebra | |

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

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Connor Sawaske (University of Washington, USA), Lower bound theorems for balanced manifolds |

9:00 - 9:20 | Anton Dochtermann (Texas State University, USA), Coparking functions and h-vectors of matroids |

9:30 - 9:50 | Giulio Caviglia (Purdue University, USA), Extremal free resolutions over monomial complete intersections. |

10:00 - 10:20 | Mayada Shahada (Dalhousie University, Canada), Well Ordered Facet Covers and the Subadditivity Property of Monomial Ideals |

16:00 - 16:20 | Tai Ha (Tulane University, USA), Depth and regularity modulo a hypersurface |

16:30 - 16:50 | Johannes Hofscheier (McMaster University), Spanning Lattice Polytopes and the Uniform Position Principle |

17:00 - 17:20 | Susan Morey (Texas State University, USA), Depths and Cohen-Macaulay Properties of Monomial Ideals |

17:30 - 17:50 | Satoshi Murai (Osaka Universy, Japan), Face numbers and the fundamental group |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Alexandru Constantinescu (INdAM, Rome), Linear syzygies and hyperbolic Coxeter groups |

8:30 - 8:50 | Mina Bigdeli (IPM, Iran), Chordal clutters vs. collapsible simplicial complexes |

9:00 - 9:20 | Russ Woodroofe (University of Primorska, Slovenia), Order congruence lattices have convex ear decompositions |

9:30 - 9:50 | Federico Galetto (McMaster University, Canada), Distinguishing k-configurations |

10:00 - 10:20 | Volkmar Welker (University of Marburg, Germany), Lovasz-Saks-Schrijver ideals and coordinate sections of determinantal varieties |

Arithmetic Dynamics | |

Org: Jason Bell (University of Waterloo) and Patrick Ingram (York University) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501) | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Alice Medvedev (CUNY), Upper-triangular polynomial dynamical systems. |

16:30 - 16:50 | Khoa Nguyen (University of Calgary), The orbit intersection problem for linear spaces and semiabelian varieties |

17:00 - 17:20 | Nicole Looper (Northwestern), A lower bound on the canonical height for polynomials |

17:30 - 17:50 | Kenneth Scott Jacobs (University of Georgia), Minimal Resultants of Rational Maps |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | George Grell (University of Rochester), Galois Groups of Iterated Quadratic Rational Maps whose Critical Orbits Collide |

8:30 - 8:50 | Marie-Andree B Langlois (Dalhousie), Constructing bases for homogenous three variable integer valued polynomials |

9:00 - 9:20 | Myrto Mavraki (UBC), Dynamics and small points in families of elliptic curves |

9:30 - 9:50 | Jamie Juul (Amherst), The arboreal Galois representation of a PCF cubic polynomial |

10:00 - 10:20 | Andrew Bridy (TAMU), Arboreal finite index for cubic polynomials |

Contributed Papers | |

Org: Robert Andre and Dan Wolczuk (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6460) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Anup Dixit (University of Toronto), On the Generalized Brauer-Siegel Theorem |

9:00 - 9:20 | Arpita Kar (Queen's University), On a Conjecture of Bateman about $r_5(n)$ |

9:30 - 9:50 | Francois Seguin (Queen's University), A lower bound for the two-variable Artin Conjecture |

10:00 - 10:20 | Siddhi Pathak (Queen's University), Derivatives of L-series and generalized Stieltjes constants |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6460) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Bryce Morsky (University of Pennsylvania), Cheater-altruist synergy in immunopathogenic ecological public goods games |

9:00 - 9:20 | Fei Meng (University of Waterloo), Valuation of Hedge Fund Investments under Alternative Fee Structures |

9:30 - 9:50 | Lin Jiu (Dalhousie University), Probabilistic and combinatorial interpretations of Bernoulli symbol |

Cyclic Homology and Noncommutative Geometry | |

Org: Masoud Khalkhali (Western University) and Ilya Shapiro (University of Windsor) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417) | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Xiang Tang (St. Louis), A new index theorem for monomials ideals by resolutions |

9:30 - 9:50 | Asghar Ghorbanpour (Western University), Ricci curvature in noncommutative geometry |

10:00 - 10:20 | Paul Baum (Penn State), BEYOND ELLIPTICITY |

16:00 - 16:20 | Raphael Ponge (SNU), The Cyclic homology of crossed-product algebras |

16:30 - 16:50 | Ivan Kobyzev (University of Waterloo), Cyclic homology of quasi-Hopf algebras and Hopf algebroids |

17:00 - 17:20 | Fereshteh Yazdani (University of New Brunswick), Hopf-cyclic Cohomology of Connes-Moscovici Hopf algebras with nontrivial Coefficients |

17:30 - 17:50 | George Elliott (University of Toronto), The Rieffel projection via groupoids (joint work with Dickson Wong) |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Latham Boyle (Perimeter Institute), The standard model of particle physics from non-commutative geometry: a physicist's perspective |

9:00 - 9:20 | Mohammad Hassanzadeh (Windsor University), Hom-Associative Group Cohomology |

9:30 - 9:50 | Mitsuru Wilson (Uniandes), Pseudo-differential calculus for the deformation quantization of Hopf algebra |

10:00 - 10:20 | Piotr M. Hajac (IMPAN), Factoring the Chern-Galois character and the homotopy invariance of Hochschild and cyclic complexes |

Schedule to be determined | |

Branimir Ćaćić (University of New Brunswick), Principal bundles in noncommutative Riemannian geometry, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417 | |

Heath Emerson (Victoria University), Dirac classes and duality for isometric discrete abelian group actions, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417 | |

Rudy Rodsphon (Vanderbilt University), Quantizations and index theory, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417 | |

Design Theory | |

Org: Hadi Kharaghani (University of Lethbridge) and Doug Stinson (University of Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127) | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Qing Xiang (Delaware), A new infinite family of hemisystems of the Hermitian surface |

16:30 - 16:50 | Steve Wang (Carleton), A matrix approach to the period of a nonlinear congruential pseudorandom sequences over finite fields |

17:00 - 17:20 | Don Kreher (Michigan Technological), Uniformly resolvable decompositions of the complete graph: 3-paths and 3-stars. |

17:30 - 17:50 | Hadi Kharaghani (Lethbridge), Balancedly splittable Hadamard matrices |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Tommaso Traetta (University of Perugia, Italy), Steiner triple systems with well-behaved automorphisms |

8:30 - 8:50 | Doug Stinson (Waterloo), Ideal ramp schemes and related combinatorial objects |

9:00 - 9:20 | Ilias Kotsireas (Wilfred Laurier), Algorithms for difference families in finite abelian groups |

9:30 - 9:50 | Mike Newman (Ottawa), embedding factorizations in uniform hypergraphs |

10:00 - 10:20 | Peter Danzinger (Ryerson), Some recent results on the Hamilton-Waterloo Problem |

15:00 - 15:20 | David Pike (Memorial), A disproof of Tutte's conjecture based on twofold triple systems |

15:30 - 15:50 | Lucia Moura (Ottawa), Ordered Orthogonal Array Construction Using LFSR Sequences |

16:00 - 16:20 | Petr Lisonek (Simon Fraser), Kochen-Specker sets and Hadamard matrices |

16:30 - 16:50 | Daniel Panario (Carleton), Covering arrays from m-sequences and character sums over finite fields |

Dynamical Systems | |

Org: Sue Ann Campbell and Xinzhi Liu (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5413) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Jacques Bélair (Montreal), An age-structured model with dynamic death rate |

8:30 - 8:50 | Yingfei Yi (Alberta), Reducibility of Quasi-Periodic Linear KdV Equation |

9:00 - 9:20 | Monica Cojocaru (Guelph), Linking generalized Nash games and replicator dynamics |

9:30 - 9:50 | Huaiping Zhu (York), Canard cycles in predator-prey models and bifurcation of degenerate graphics for Hilbert's 16th Problem |

10:00 - 10:20 | Pei Yu (Western), Study on Slow-Fast Motions in Dynamical Systems |

16:00 - 16:20 | Jianhong Wu (York), Semiflows which preserve invariance of cones of high ranks |

16:30 - 16:50 | Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster), Pest Control by Generalist Parasitoids: A Bifurcation Approach |

17:00 - 17:20 | Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial), Almost Pulsating Waves in Time and Space Periodic Media |

17:30 - 17:50 | Wenying Feng (Trent), Eigenvalue Intervals for Nonlinear Operator Equations in Ordered Banach Spaces |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5413) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Kyeongah Nah (York), Stability threshold for linear periodic delay differential equations |

8:30 - 8:50 | Xingfu Zou (Western), Coexistence of competing species for intermediate dispersal rates in a reaction-diffusion chemostat model |

9:00 - 9:20 | Michael Li (Alberta), Dynamics of a continuous state-structured model for infectious diseases |

9:30 - 9:50 | Yuan Yuan (Memorial), A stage-structured mathematical model for fish stock with harvesting |

10:00 - 10:20 | Manuele Santoprete (Wilfrid Laurier), Mathematical Models of Radicalization |

Dynamics of Microbial Systems | |

Org: Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster University) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5403) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Hermann Eberl (University of Guelph), Spatio-temporal modeling of cellulosic biofilms |

8:30 - 8:50 | Matthew Wade (Newcastle Univerisy, McMaster University), A model of a hybrid shortcut nitrification process |

9:00 - 9:20 | Marion Weedermann (Dominican University), Feedback control for cascading systems of chemostats |

9:30 - 9:50 | Daniel Korytowski (Fields Postdoc and McMaster University), Permanence and Stability of a Kill the Winner Model in Marine Ecology |

10:00 - 10:20 | Huaiping Zhu (York University), A temperature driven matrix model for Culex mosquitoes population |

16:00 - 16:20 | Shigui Ruan (The University of Miami), Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of a Nonlocal Viral Infection Model |

16:30 - 16:50 | Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial University), A Reaction-Diffusion Model of Harmful Algae and Zooplankton in An Ecosystem |

17:00 - 17:20 | Zhisheng Shuai (University of Central Florida), Graph Design and Reduction to Global Lyapunov Functions in Population Dynamics |

17:30 - 17:50 | Ting-Hao Hsu (McMaster University), Interaction of Phage-Sensitive and Phage-Resistant Bacteria with Acquisition of Phage Sensitivity |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5403) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Scott Greenhalgh (Queens University), Fighting HIV with viruses: the benefit of GB virus C on the health burden of AIDS |

9:00 - 9:20 | Chiu-Ju Lin (McMaster University), An alternative formulation for a distributed delayed logistic equation |

9:30 - 9:50 | Tyler Meadows (McMaster University), A simplified model of anaerobic digestion |

10:00 - 10:20 | Alexandra Teslya (York University.), Dynamics of the threshold-delay model of the HIV infection of infants through breastfeeding: control implications. |

Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics | |

Org: Kevin Lamb, Francis Poulin and Marek Stastna (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5479) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Marek Stastna (University of Waterloo), A re-examination of the gradient Richardson number criterion for the instability of stratified fluids |

9:00 - 9:20 | Adam Monahan (University of Victoria), Regime Dynamics of the Stably Stratified Atmospheric Boundary Layer |

9:30 - 9:50 | Nicolas Grisouard (University of Toronto), Inertial-Symmetric Instability Energetics. |

10:00 - 10:20 | Bruce Sutherland (University of Alberta), Lagrangian Transport by Horizontally Modulated Internal Modes |

16:00 - 16:20 | Francis Poulin (University of Waterloo), Modelling Wind-Driven Oceanic Gyres |

16:30 - 16:50 | Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster University), Variational data assimilation for the shallow water equations |

17:00 - 17:20 | David Muraki (Simon Fraser University), Cloud-Edge Dynamics and Mysterious Holes in the Sky |

17:30 - 17:50 | David Straub (McGill University), Near-inertial damping of geostrophic flows |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5479) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Triantaphyllos Akylas (Massachesetts Institute of Technology), On the interaction of an internal wavepacket with its induced mean flow and the role of streaming* |

8:30 - 8:50 | Kevin Lamb (University of Waterloo), Internal Wave Generation by Tide-Topography: Effects of a Mean Background Current |

9:00 - 9:20 | Keisuke Nakayama (Kobe University), Mass transport velocity in a three-layer system |

9:30 - 9:50 | Mike Waite (University of Waterloo), Random Forcing of Slow Modes in Rotating-Stratified Turbulence |

10:00 - 10:20 | Peter Bartello (McGill University), Spontaneous imbalance in rotating stratified turbulence |

Explicit Finiteness of Integral Points on Hyperbolic Curves | |

Org: David McKinnon and Jerry Wang (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2038) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Arul Shankar (University of toronto), Explicit bounds on ranks and integral points of elliptic curves |

9:00 - 9:20 | Joseph Gunther (City University of New York), Irrational points on hyperelliptic curves |

9:30 - 9:50 | Aaron Levin (Michigan State University), Integral points on elliptic curves over function fields |

10:00 - 10:20 | Nathan Grieve (Michigan State University), On measuring the complexity of rational points on projective varieties |

16:00 - 16:20 | Imin Chen (Simon Fraser University), A multi-Frey approach to Fermat equations of signature (5,5,p) and (13,13,p) |

16:30 - 16:50 | Mike Bennett (University of British Columbia) |

17:00 - 17:20 | Levent Alpoge (Princeton University), The average number of rational points on genus two curves is bounded |

17:30 - 17:50 | Beth Malmskog (Villanova University), Solving S-unit equations in Sage and Applications to Algebraic Curves. |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2038) | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Igor Shparlinski (University of New South Wales), Integer Points on Curves and Density of Points on Curves Modulo p |

9:30 - 9:50 | Avi Kulkarni (Simon Fraser Unversity), An arithmetic invariant theory of curves from E8 |

10:00 - 10:20 | Nils Bruin (Simon Fraser University), Explicit hyperbolicity of nodal surfaces |

Financial Mathematics | |

Org: Adam Metzler (Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy) and Traian Pirvu (McMaster Univeristy) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Abel Cadenillas (University of Alberta), Optimal Stochastic Control of the Government Stabilization Fund |

8:30 - 8:50 | Joe Campolieti (Wilfrid Laurier University), Solvable Diffusion Models with Linear and Mean-Reverting Nonlinear Drifts |

9:00 - 9:20 | Tahir Choulli (University of Alberta), Structure Condition In Informational Markets |

9:30 - 9:50 | Niushan Gao (Ryerson University), A general representation theory for risk measures |

10:00 - 10:20 | Chris Frei (University of Alberta), Managing Counterparty Risk in Over-the-counter Markets |

16:00 - 16:20 | Kristina Sendova (Western University), Capturing simultaneous claim occurrences |

16:30 - 16:50 | Radu Ilie Mitric (University of Laval), Properties of risk measures inspired from a ruin model with interest |

17:00 - 17:20 | Anastasis Kratsios (Concordia University), Geometrtric Learning and Non-Euclidean Filtering in Finance |

17:30 - 17:50 | Foivos Xanthos (Ryerson University), Spanning of options and lattice theory |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Traian Pirvu (McMaster University), Longevity bond pricing in equilibrium |

9:00 - 9:20 | Rogemar Mamon (Western University), A higher-order Markov chain-modulated model for electricity spot-price dynamics |

9:30 - 9:50 | Roman Makarov (Wilfrid Laurier University), Stochastic Modelling of Assets with Missing Pricing Data |

10:00 - 10:20 | Fenghao Yang (York University), Pricing analogues of first-to-default options under uncertain correlation. |

15:00 - 15:20 | Alexey Kuznetsov (York University), Lognormal convolutions and their applications |

15:30 - 15:50 | Mark Reesor (Wilfrid Laurier University), Capital Structure Effects on the Prices of Equity Call Options: First Passage Time Approach |

16:00 - 16:20 | Adam Metzler (Wilfrid Laurier University), State Dependent Correlations and Economic Capital |

Geometric Analysis | |

Org: Benoit Charbonneau and Spiro Karigiannis (University of Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Panagiotis Gianniotis (Waterloo/Fields), The bounded diameter conjecture for 2-convex mean curvature flow |

8:30 - 8:50 | Akos Nagy (Waterloo/Fields), Irreducible Ginzburg--Landau Fields in dimension 2 |

9:00 - 9:20 | Changliang Wang (McMaster), Perelman's functionals on compact manifolds with conical singularities |

9:30 - 9:50 | Albert Chau (UBC), Cusp like solutions to Kahler Ricci flow |

10:00 - 10:20 | Xin Dong (Western Ontario), Bergman kernel and its boundary asymptotics |

16:00 - 16:20 | Jeff Jauregui (Union College), Bartnik’s quasi-local mass in general relativity |

16:30 - 16:50 | Mohammad Ivaki (Toronto), On the classification of ancient solutions to curvature flows on the sphere |

17:00 - 17:20 | Alex Waldron (Stony Brook), Yang-Mills flow in dimension four |

17:30 - 17:50 | Spyros Alexakis (Toronto), Recovering a Riemannian metric from area data. |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Robert Haslhofer (Toronto), Minimal two-spheres in three-spheres |

8:30 - 8:50 | Christina Tonnesen-Friedman (Union College), Admissible Kaehler metrics on a certain complex three manifold |

9:00 - 9:20 | Tatyana Barron (Western Ontario), Closed geodesics and pluricanonical sections |

9:30 - 9:50 | Jacques Hurtubise (McGill), The geometry of Calogero Moser systems |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ali Aleyasin (Waterloo), Remarks on singular Kähler manifolds |

History of Mathematics | |

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

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103) | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Mariya Boyko (University of Toronto), The role of socialist competition in the Soviet mathematics curriculum reform of the 1960’s and 1970’s |

16:30 - 16:50 | Craig Fraser (IHSPT of Toronto), Demonstration and Analysis in Euler's Mathematics |

17:00 - 17:20 | James T. Smith (San Francisco State University), Overloading and Information Hiding in 1907 |

17:30 - 17:50 | Valerie Therrien (University of Western Toronto), THE AXIOM OF CHOICE AND THE ROAD PAVED BY SIERPIŃSKI |

Logic and Operator Algebras | |

Org: Ilijas Farah (York University) and Marcin Sabok (McGill University) | |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Bradd Hart (McMaster), The model theory of von Neumann algebras revisited |

9:00 - 9:20 | Matthew Kennedy (Waterloo), An infinite quantum Ramsey theorem |

9:30 - 9:50 | Piotr Koszmider (Polish Academy of Sciences), Large locally finite-dimensional operator algebras |

10:00 - 10:20 | Paul McKenney (Miami University), Automorphisms of corona algebras |

15:00 - 15:20 | Philip Scowcroft (Wesleyan), Decision procedures for the sentences true in certain metric structures |

15:30 - 15:50 | Iian Smythe (Rutgers), Generic pure states |

16:00 - 16:20 | Aaron Tikuisis (Ottawa), The Dixmier property |

16:30 - 16:50 | Andrea Vaccaro (York), Trace spaces of Counterexamples to Naimark's Problem |

Low Dimensional Topology and Geometric Group Theory | |

Org: Adam Clay (University of Manitoba) and Tyrone Ghaswala (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Hans Boden (McMaster University), Periodic virtual and welded knots and automorphisms of classical knot groups |

8:30 - 8:50 | Sarah Mousley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Exotic limit sets of Teichmuller geodesic rays |

9:00 - 9:20 | Nick Salter (Harvard University), Plane curves and mapping class groups |

9:30 - 9:50 | Corey Bregman (Brandeis University), Outer space, flat tori, and the period mapping |

10:00 - 10:20 | Funda Gultepe (University of Luxembourg), A distance formula for the outer automorphism group of the free group. |

16:00 - 16:20 | Alan McLeay (University of Glasgow), Mapping class groups, covers, and braids |

16:30 - 16:50 | Yulan Qing (University of Toronto), Convexity of Balls in the Outer Space |

17:00 - 17:20 | Ying Hu (Université due Québec á Montréal), Taut foliations, contact structures and left-orderable 3-manifold groups |

17:30 - 17:50 | Doug Park (University of Waterloo), From automorphisms of Riemann surfaces to 4-manifolds |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Chris Leininger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), trees and BNS invariants |

8:30 - 8:50 | Xinghua Gao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Orderability of Dehn Fillings |

9:00 - 9:20 | Jenya Sapir (SUNY - Binghamton), Tessellations from long geodesics on surfaces |

9:30 - 9:50 | Bena Tshishiku (Harvard), Groups with Bowditch boundary a 2-sphere |

10:00 - 10:20 | Johanna Mangahas (SUNY Buffalo), Right-angled Artin groups as normal subgroups of mapping class groups. |

Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Information | |

Org: David Kribs, Rajesh Pereira and Bei Zeng (University of Guelph) | |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Jon Yard (Perimiter Institute & University of Waterloo), On the existence of symmetric quantum measurements |

8:30 - 8:50 | Nathaniel Johnston (Mount Allison University), The Spectra of Entanglement Witnesses |

9:00 - 9:20 | Sarah Plosker (Brandon University), Perfect quantum state transfer on weighted paths |

9:30 - 9:50 | George Hutchinson (University of Guelph), Complex matrix scalings and the geometric measure of entanglement |

10:00 - 10:20 | Mike Nelson (University of Guelph), Operator Algebra Quantum Error Correction and Hybrid Quantum Codes |

15:00 - 15:20 | John Watrous (University of Waterloo), Time-reversal for rank-one quantum strategy functions |

15:30 - 15:50 | Mark Girard (University of Waterloo), Entanglement manipulation and distillability beyond LOCC |

16:00 - 16:20 | Cheng Guo (Tsinghua University), Entanglement Transformation via Local Operations and Classical Communication |

16:30 - 16:50 | Jitendra Prakash (University of Waterloo), Non-closure of the set of quantum correlations |

Model Theory | |

Org: Rahim Moosa (University of Waterloo) and Sergei Starchenko (University of Notre Dame) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Gabriel Conant (Universityof Notre Dame), Around regularity in tame expansions of groups |

8:30 - 8:50 | Levon Haykazyan (University of Waterloo), Spaces of Types in Positive Model Theory |

9:00 - 9:20 | Omar Leon Sanchez (Manchester University), Nonisolated types in DCF and CCM |

9:30 - 9:50 | Remi Jaoui (University of Waterloo), Geodesic flows and model theory of differential fields |

10:00 - 10:20 | Margaret Thomas (McMaster University), Effective Pila--Wilkie bounds for unrestricted Pfaffian surfaces |

16:00 - 16:20 | Jim Freitag (UIC), Finiteness results for systems of algebraic differential equations |

16:30 - 16:50 | Alex Kruckman (Bloomington University), Generic theories, independence, and NSOP$_1$ |

17:00 - 17:20 | Caroline Terry (Maryland University), A stable arithmetic regularity lemma in finite-dimensional vector spaces over fields of prime order |

17:30 - 17:50 | Eric Walsberg (UIUC), Model companions of unions of theories |

Operator Algebras | |

Org: Matthew Kennedy (University of Waterloo) and Paul Skoufranis (York University) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Ken Davidson (Waterloo), Free semigroupoid algebras |

8:30 - 8:50 | Rob Martin (Cape Town), Non-commutative Clark measures for the free and abelian Toeplitz algebras |

9:00 - 9:20 | Dilian Yang (Windsor), Self-similar $k$-graph algebras |

9:30 - 9:50 | Raphael Clouatre (Manitoba), Completely bounded analogues of the Choquet and Shilov boundaries for operator spaces |

10:00 - 10:20 | Vern Paulsen (Waterloo), Reverse Cholesky factorization and reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces |

16:00 - 16:20 | Matthew Wiersma (Alberta), Kirchberg's factorization property for locally compact groups |

16:30 - 16:50 | Michael Brannan (TAMU), Amenable quantum groups are not always unitarizable |

17:00 - 17:20 | Ian Charlesworth (UCSD), Bi-free probability and entropy. |

17:30 - 17:50 | James Mingo (Queen's), The Role of the Transpose in Free Probability: the partial transpose of R-cyclic operators |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Thierry Giordano (Ottawa) |

8:30 - 8:50 | Chris Ramsey (Manitoba), The Hao-Ng isomorphism problem |

9:00 - 9:20 | Chris Schafhauser (Waterloo), AF-Embeddings of Nuclear C*-algebras |

9:30 - 9:50 | Aaron Tikuisis (Ottawa), The Toms-Winter conjecture: Z-stability and nuclear dimension |

10:00 - 10:20 | George Elliott (Toronto), A simple report on simple C*-algebras |

Rethinking First Year Experience | |

Org: Malgorzata Dubiel (Simon Fraser University) and Kseniya Garaschuk (UFV) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6486) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Andie Burazin (Toronto at Mississauga), When Jay-Z showed up in Calculus at 4:44 |

8:30 - 8:50 | Miroslav Lovric (McMaster University), If Not Calculus, Then What? |

9:00 - 9:20 | John Grant McLoughlin (UNB), Surprises, Insights, and Challenges with the "Long" Calculus Course |

9:30 - 9:50 | Veselin Jungic (SFU), Learning From Australian Experience: The First Year Mathematics Coordinators’ Network Project |

10:00 - 10:20 | Margo Kondratieva (MUN), Implementing interactive texts in first year undergraduate mathematics |

16:00 - 16:20 | Deborah Hughes Hallet (University of Arizona), Serving Underprepared Students |

16:30 - 16:50 | Kseniya Garaschuk (UFV), Assessing and addressing students' calculus readiness |

17:00 - 17:20 | Darja Barr (University of Manitoba), Bridging the Gap with Diagnostic Testing |

17:30 - 17:50 | Richard Hoshino (Quest), Creating Mathematical Gateways |

Studc Student Research Session | |

Org: Aram Dermenjian and Robert Redelmeier | |

Saturday December 9 | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Martin Pham (University of Waterloo), The Fractal Inverse Problem For Audio Compression, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 6460 |

16:30 - 16:50 | Robert Yang Xu (University of Waterloo), Binary Kronecker constants of some integer sets, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 6460 |

Monday December 11 | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Adriana-Stefania Ciupeanu (University of Manitoba), Classifications of the Group Action on the Real Line and Circle, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479 |

8:30 - 8:50 | Peter Sinclair (McMaster University), Connections between Logic and Algebra, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479 |

9:00 - 9:20 | Izabela Vlahu (University of Saskatchewan), Fast P-transforms for signal processing applications, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479 |

9:30 - 9:50 | Yiyuan Wang (York University), The impact of weather and stormwater management ponds on the transmission of West Nile virus, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479 |

Symmetric Functions and Generalizations | |

Org: Angele Hamel (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Stephanie van Willigenburg (University of British Columbia) | |

Saturday December 9 | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Anna Stokke (University of Winnipeg), Lattice path constructions for orthosymplectic determinantal formulas, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

9:30 - 9:50 | Karen Yeats (University of Waterloo), Using renormalization Hopf algebra intuition on symmetric functions, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

10:00 - 10:20 | Cara Monical (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Set-Valued Skyline Fillings, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

16:00 - 16:20 | Rebecca Patrias (Université de Quebec à Montreal), Promotion on Generalized Oscillating Tableaux and Web Rotation, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

16:30 - 16:50 | Mike Zabrocki (York University), Symmetic group representations and Howe duality, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

17:00 - 17:20 | Anna Weigandt (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Prism Tableaux and Alternating Sign Matrices, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

17:30 - 17:50 | Samantha Dahlberg (University of British Columbia), Chromatic symmetric functions and e-positivity, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

Sunday December 10 | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Laura Colmenarejo (York University), Projections from vector-valued Macdonald polynomials to scalar polynomials and applications to singular polynomials, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302 |

9:30 - 9:50 | Alejandro Morales (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Hook formulas for skew shapes: border strips and product formulas, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302 |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ian Goulden (Universityof Waterloo), The content series, Jucys-Murphy elements and branched covers, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302 |

Toric Geometry | |

Org: Matthew Satriano (University of Waterloo) and Greg Smith (Queen's Univeristy) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568) | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Graham Denham (University of Western Ontario), The critical fan of a matroid |

9:30 - 9:50 | Martin Ulirsch (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Tropical geometry of the Hodge bundle |

10:00 - 10:20 | Laura Escobar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Polytopes from the Bott-Samelson construction |

16:00 - 16:20 | Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh), Toric degenerations of projective varieties |

16:30 - 16:50 | Kelly Jabbusch (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Visualizing toric vector bundles |

17:00 - 17:20 | Yoav Len (University of Waterloo), Tropical image of intersections |

17:30 - 17:50 | Jay Yang (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Syzygies of Random Monomial Ideals |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Ajneet Dhillon (University of Western Ontario), Severi-Brauer varieties and moduli of vector bundles. |

9:00 - 9:20 | Steffen Marcus (The College of New Jersey), Logarithmic compactification of the Abel-Jacobi section |

9:30 - 9:50 | Jenna Rajchgot (University of Saskatchewan), Type D quiver loci and double Grassmannians |

10:00 - 10:20 | Nathan Ilten (Simon Fraser University), Classifying Fano Complexity-One $T$-Varieties via Divisorial Polytopes |

10:30 - 10:50 | Kalle Karu (University of British Columbia), Negative curves in the blowups of toric varieties |

Using Digital Assets in Mathematics Education and Outreach | |

Org: Barbara Forrest and Brian Forrest (University of Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Carmen Bruni (University of Waterloo), Classroomless Classrooms |

8:30 - 8:50 | Zohreh Shahbazi (University of Toronto), Online Tools for Enhancing Math Education |

9:00 - 9:20 | Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University), Looking for "Math Circles in the Sky" |

9:30 - 9:50 | Deborah Hughes Hallett (University of Arizona, Harvard University), The Internet and Globalization |

10:00 - 10:20 | Gerda De Vries (University of Alberta), Blending First-Year Calculus: Tales from the Trenches on blending Calculus for the Physical and Life Sciences |

16:00 - 16:20 | Jim Fowler (Ohio State University), Using Ximera to build online interactive math activities |

16:30 - 16:50 | Petra Bonfert-Taylor (Dartmouth College), A data-driven approach towards instruction in an introductory programming class |

17:00 - 17:20 | Jim Rolf (Yale University), ONEXYS: An Online Bridge Program to Boost Mathematical Preparedness for Incoming Students |

17:30 - 17:50 | Carrie Knoll (University of Waterloo), Lessons Learned in Open Online Courseware |

Variational Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory | |

Org: Heinz Bauschke and Xianfu Wang (University of British Columbia Kelowna) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Eldar Sadeghi (UBC Kelowna), Some Calculus Rules in Variational Analysis |

8:30 - 8:50 | Minh Bui (UBC Kelowna), Projecting onto the intersection of a cone and a sphere |

9:30 - 9:50 | Hristo Sendov (Western), Polar convexity and critical points of polynomials |

10:00 - 10:20 | Stephen Vavasis (Waterloo), Relationships among first-order methods for minimization of strongly convex functions |

16:00 - 16:20 | Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo), Complete Stable Facial Reduction in One Step for Spectrahedra |

16:30 - 16:50 | Tran Nghia (Oakland), On the solution uniqueness to Lasso and related problems |

17:00 - 17:20 | Hung Phan (UMass Lowell), On the generalized Douglas-Rachford algorithm for feasibility problems |

17:30 - 17:50 | Sedi Bartz (UMass Lowell), Maximal monotonicity in multi-marginal settings |