2018 CMS Winter Meeting

Vancouver, December 7 - 10, 2018

All scientific sessions will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

- Advances and Applications in Geometric and Structure-Preserving Discretizations
- Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry of Moduli Spaces
- Algebraic Geometry
- Asymptotic Analysis and Applications
- Authentic Teaching and Learning in University Mathematics
- Complex Analysis and Operator Theory
- Contributed Papers
- Discrete and Combinatorial Geometry
- Discrete Mathematics in Communications and Computation
- Distributions in Analytic Number Theory
- Educational Resources in Mathematics
- Explicit Methods in Arithmetic Geometry
- Geometric Analysis and Spectral Geometry
- Hamiltonian dynamics and applications
- Harmonic Analysis and its Connections to Geometric Measure Theory and Combinatorics
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics
- Indigenization and Reconciliation through University Mathematics: Why, When and How ?
- Inverse Problems in Mathematical Physics
- Mathematical and Computational Modeling from Sub-Cellular to Collective Behaviour in Cells
- Mathematical Epidemiology
- Mathematical Games
- Nonlocal Interaction Models: From Collective Behaviour to Pattern Formation
- Operator Algebras Over Groups
- Recent Advances in Arithmetic and Hyperbolic Geometry
- Recent Trends in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Related Problems
- Session in Honor of Dr. Robert Woodrow on the Occasion of his 70th birthday. Topics: Model Theory of Relational Structures; Homogeneous Structures; Ordered Sets; Graphs
- Sparse Recovery, Learning, and Neural Networks
- STUDC Research Session
- Symbolic and Regular Powers of Ideals
- Topology
- Variational Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory

Advances and Applications in Geometric and Structure-Preserving Discretizations | |

Org: Uri Ascher (University of British Columbia), Alexander Bihlo (Memorial University), Jean-Christophe Nave (McGill University) and Andy Wan (University of Northern British Columbia) | |

Saturday December 8 (Junior Ballroom A) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Tagir Farkhutdinov (University of Alberta), Variational Methods in the Dynamics of Porous Media |

9:00 - 9:30 | Rudiger Brecht (Memorial University of Newfoundland), a geometric variational discretization of compressible fluids: the rotating shallow water equations on the sphere |

9:30 - 10:00 | Andrea Natale (Imperial College London), An optimal transport Lagrangian approach for the Camassa-Holm variational model |

10:00 - 10:30 | Philip Morrison (University of Texas at Austin), Simulated Annealing for the Calculation of Steady States |

16:00 - 16:30 | Francois Gay-Balmaz (Ecole normale supérieure), Towards a geometric variational discretization of compressible fluid dynamics |

16:30 - 17:00 | Yousaf Habib (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology - Lahore), Effective order methods for separable differential equations |

17:00 - 17:30 | Onno Bokhove (University of Leeds), Variational time integrators for water-wave, wave-structure and internal-wave dynamics |

17:30 - 18:00 | John Bowman (University of Alberta), A New Technique for Constructing Exponential Integrators |

Sunday December 9 (Junior Ballroom A) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Elsa Cardoso-Bihlo (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Invariant high-order parameterization schemes |

9:00 - 9:30 | Joern Behrens (Universität Hamburg), Multiple Scales and Structure Preservation for Conservation Laws in Geophysical Applications |

9:30 - 10:00 | Katharina Schratz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Low-regularity exponential-type integrators for the KdV equation |

10:00 - 10:30 | Artur Palha (Eindhoven University of Technology), Algebraic dual polynomials for mimetic spectral element methods |

16:00 - 16:30 | Andrew Gillette (Unversity of Arizona), Structure Preservation in (Trimmed) Serendipity Finite Element Methods |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alexander Ostermann (University of Innsbruck), Low regularity Fourier integrators |

17:00 - 17:30 | Andrea Dziubek (State University of New York Polytechnic Institute), Literature Review of Structure Preserving Discretizations for Shell Models |

Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry of Moduli Spaces | |

Org: Derek Krepski (University of Manitoba) and Steven Rayan (University of Saskatchewan) | |

Sunday December 9 (Port McNeill) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Charles Doran (University of Alberta), Moduli of K3 Surface Fibered Calabi-Yau Threefolds |

8:30 - 9:00 | Jim Bryan (University of British Columbia), Curve counting on (K3xE)/G and Siegel modular forms |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ajneet Dhillon (University of Western Ontario), Essential Dimension of the moduli stack of vector bundles. |

9:30 - 10:00 | Michael Groechenig (University of Toronto), Mirror symmetry for Higgs bundles and the fundamental lemma |

10:00 - 10:30 | Seth Wolbert (University of Manitoba), Diffeological coarse moduli spaces for stacks over manifolds |

16:00 - 16:30 | Ruxandra Moraru (University of Waterloo), Moduli spaces of generalized holomorphic bundles |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alessandro Malusà (University of Saskatchewan / PIMS), Some aspects on the AJ conjecture |

17:00 - 17:30 | Sabin Cautis (University of British Columbia), The coherent Satake category |

17:30 - 18:00 | Oliver Leigh (University of British Columbia), Stables Maps with Divisible Ramification |

Algebraic Geometry | |

Org: Nathan Ilten-Gee (Simon Fraser University) and Kalle Karu (University of British Columbia) | |

Sunday December 9 | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Johannes Hofscheier (McMaster University), Generalized flatness constants, spanning lattice polytopes, and the Gromov width, Burrard |

9:00 - 9:30 | David Favero (University of Alberta), The Batyrev-Nill Conjecture, Burrard |

9:30 - 10:00 | Jim Carrell (University of British Columbia), Lifting Group Actions From Torus Fixed Points to Cohomology, Burrard |

10:00 - 10:30 | Jenna Rajchgot (University of Saskatchewan), Double Grassmannians, certain symmetric varieties, and type D quiver representation varieties, Burrard |

16:00 - 16:30 | Sabin Cautis (University of British Columbia), The derived structure of the Springer resolution, Burrard |

16:30 - 17:00 | Charles Doran (University of Alberta), Mirror Symmetry for Lattice Polarized del Pezzo Surfaces, Burrard |

17:00 - 17:30 | Kai Behrend (University of British Columbia), The motivic weight of the stack of bundles, Burrard |

17:30 - 18:00 | Ajneet Dhillon (University of Western Ontario), The motive of BG., Burrard |

Monday December 10 | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Javier González-Anaya (University of British Columbia), Constructing Mori dream spaces and non-Mori dream spaces via prime characteristic methods, Orca |

9:00 - 9:30 | Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh), Spherical amoebae and K-orbits in spherical varieties, Orca |

14:45 - 15:15 | Frank Sottile (Texas A&M), Galois Groups for Systems of Equations, Orca |

15:15 - 15:45 | Matt Satriano (University of Waterloo), A counter-example to the finiteness conjecture of Kawaguchi and Silverman, Orca |

16:00 - 16:30 | Sergio Da Silva (University of Manitoba), On the Gorensteinization of Schubert varieties via boundary divisors, Orca |

16:30 - 17:00 | Jim Bryan (University of British Columbia), Rigid Calabi-Yau Banana Manifolds, Orca |

17:00 - 17:30 | Chris Manon (University of Kentucky), Classification of toric bundles on toric varieties, Orca |

Asymptotic Analysis and Applications | |

Org: Dr. Chunhua Ou (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and Dr. Xiang-Sheng Wang (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) | |

Sunday December 9 (Junior Ballroom D) | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Roderick Wong (City University of Hong Kong), Asymptotics of the associated Pollaczek polynomials (Joint with Min-Jie Luo) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Michael Ward (University of British Columbia), The Stability of Hotspot Patterns for a Continuum Model of Urban Crime and the Effect of Police Intervention |

17:00 - 17:30 | Dan Dai (City University of Hong Kong), Gap probability at the hard edge for random matrix ensembles with pole singularities in the potential |

17:30 - 18:00 | Shuai-Xia Xu (Sun Yat-sen University), Gap probability in critical unitary random matrix ensembles and the coupled Painlev\'{e} II system |

Monday December 10 (Junior Ballroom D) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Mourad Ismail (University of Central Florida), The q-Normal Distribution |

8:30 - 9:00 | Howard Cohl (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Asymptotics of Fundamental Solutions for Helmholtz operators on Spaces of Constant Curvature |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ruiming Zhang (Northwest A&F University), Asymptotics of Theta Functions |

14:45 - 15:15 | Junho Choi (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), On Boundary Layers for the Burgers Equations in a Bounded Domain |

15:15 - 15:45 | Xiang-Sheng Wang (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Asymptotic analysis of difference equations |

Authentic Teaching and Learning in University Mathematics | |

Org: Fok-Shuen Leung (University of British Columbia) and Vanessa Radzimski (University of the Fraser Valley) | |

Monday December 10 (Parksville) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Fok-Shuen Leung and Vanessa Radzimski (University of British Columbia and University of the Fraser Valley), A New Blended Model for Small-Scale Learning in Large-Scale Classes |

9:00 - 9:30 | Costanza Piccolo (University of British Columbia), An intervention for students at risk of failing their first University Calculus course |

14:45 - 15:15 | Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University), Sweet and Sour: Teaching Mathematics to Engineering Students |

15:15 - 15:45 | Patrick Walls (University of British Columbia), Open Source Mathematical Computing in the Cloud with Python, Jupyter and Git |

16:00 - 16:30 | Lauren DeDieu (University of Calgary), Emphasizing Mathematical Communication in the Classroom |

16:30 - 17:00 | Gary MacGillivray (University of Victoria), Mentoring undergraduates in research |

17:00 - 17:30 | Carmen Bruni (University of Waterloo), Lessons Learned From a Graduate Student Seminar |

17:30 - 18:00 | Matthew Coles (University of British Columbia), Professional development of novice math instructors: Encouraging the adoption of authentic teaching |

Complex Analysis and Operator Theory | |

Org: Javad Mashreghi (Laval University) and Nina Zorboska (University of Manitoba) | |

Saturday December 8 (Gulf Island C) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Thomas Ransford (Laval University), Linear maps preserving inner functions |

8:30 - 9:00 | Douglas Farenick (University of Regina), Choquet boundaries in an operator-theoretic framework |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ilia Binder (University of Toronto), Caratheodory convergence and weak convergence of Harmonic Measure. |

9:30 - 10:00 | Line Baribeau (Laval University), Hyperbolic divided differences and higher-order hyperbolic derivatives |

10:00 - 10:30 | Kelly Bickel (Bucknell University), Portraits of Rational Inner Functions |

16:00 - 16:30 | Carl Cowen (Indiana University - Purdue), Essential Spectrum of Some Composition Operators on $H^2(D)$ |

16:30 - 17:00 | Flavia Colonna (George Masson University), Weighted composition operators on iterated weighted-type Banach spaces of analytic functions |

17:00 - 17:30 | Maria Tjani (University of Arkansas), Closed range composition operators on $BMOA$ |

17:30 - 18:00 | Ievgen Bilokopytov (University of Manitoba), Which multiplication operators are surjective isometries? |

18:00 - 18:30 | Malik Younsi (University of Hawaii), Analytic Capacity and Holomorphic Motions |

18:30 - 19:00 | Javad Mashreghi (Laval University), One-box Conditions for the Carleson measures for the Dirichlet space |

Contributed Papers | |

Saturday December 8 | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Sebastian Dominguez (Simon Fraser University), Steklov eigenvalues for the Lame operator, Burrard |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alamgir Hossain (Simon Fraser University), Ice Sheet Modelling using the Level Set Method, Burrard |

17:00 - 17:30 | TAEHAN BAE (University of Regina), Backward Simulation of Correlated L{\'e}vy-Negative Binomial Processes for Quantitative Risk modelling, Burrard |

17:30 - 18:00 | Jio Jeong (Independent Scholar), In Re, Ante Rem, and Naturalist Varieties of Structuralism, Burrard |

Sunday December 9 | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Anthony Shaheen (CSU Los Angeles), Isoperimetric constants of generalized Paley graphs, Blue Whale |

16:30 - 17:00 | Daryl Funk (Douglas College), On representing matroids by matrices and graphs: two sides of the same coin, Blue Whale |

17:00 - 17:30 | Dennis Contois (Native Education College), Colonialism, First Peoples and Adult Basic Education in Canada, Blue Whale |

17:30 - 18:00 | Chi-Kwong Fok (The University of Adelaide), Twisted K-theory and extended Verlinde algebra, Blue Whale |

Discrete and Combinatorial Geometry | |

Org: Barry Monson (University of New Brunswick) and Asia Ivic Weiss (York University) | |

Sunday December 9 (Junior Ballroom B) | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Gordon Williams (University of Alaska), On maniplexes with co-skeleton $K_4$ |

16:30 - 17:00 | Peter Brooksbank (Bucknell University), Existence of high rank regular polytopes for PSp(4,q) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Gabe Cunningham (University of Massachusetts), Vertex-faithful regular polyhedra |

17:30 - 18:00 | Daniel Pellicer (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Higher rank chiral polytopes with toroidal facets |

Monday December 10 (Junior Ballroom B) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Egon Schulte (Northeastern University), Local Theory in Tilings and Delone Sets |

9:00 - 9:30 | Robert Dawson (Saint Mary's University), A Circle Tiling Problem |

14:45 - 15:15 | Gabriela Araujo-Pardo (National Autonomous University of Mexico), The achromatic number of Kneser Graphs and their relationship with Steiner Triple Systems |

15:15 - 15:45 | Amanda Montejano (National Autonomous University of Mexico), A rainbow version of Mantel's Theorem |

16:00 - 16:30 | Wendy Finbow-Singh (Saint Mary's University), Constructing Generically Rigid Frameworks |

16:30 - 17:00 | Karoly Bezdek (University of Calgary)), On Gromov's conjecture for uniform contractions |

17:00 - 17:30 | Deborah Oliveros (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Tverberg Theorems with Altered Nerves. |

17:30 - 18:00 | Tamon Stephen (Simon Fraser University), Colourful Simplicial Depth, Grids and Algorithms |

Discrete Mathematics in Communications and Computation | |

Org: Megan Dewar (The Tutte Institute for Mathematics in Computing), Daniel Panario (Carleton University) and David Thomson (Carleton University) | |

Saturday December 8 (Port McNeill) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Megan Dewar (Tutte Institute for Mathematics and Computing), Connectivity in hypergraphs |

8:30 - 9:00 | Tim Alderson (University of New Brunswick), Maximum and Full Weight Spectrum Codes |

9:00 - 9:30 | Thais Idalino (University of Ottawa), Efficient Unbounded Fault-Tolerant Aggregate Signatures Using Nested Cover-Free Families |

9:30 - 10:00 | Aidan Roy (D-Wave Systems), Mixed-integer linear programs and graph minors for quantum annealing |

10:00 - 10:30 | Jonathan Jedwab (Simon Fraser University), A recursive construction of linking systems of difference sets |

16:00 - 16:30 | Lucia Moura (University of Ottawa), Covering Arrays and Combinatorial Testing |

16:30 - 17:00 | Petr Lisonek (Simon Fraser University), Maximally non-associative quasigroups |

17:00 - 17:30 | David Thomson (Carleton University), Low complexity normal bases over $\mathbb{F}_2$ |

17:30 - 18:00 | Upcoming Opportunities, Upcoming Opportunities in Discrete Mathematics |

Distributions in Analytic Number Theory | |

Org: Alia Hamieh (University of Northern British Columbia), Habiba Kadiri (University of Lethbridge), Greg Martin (University of British Columbia) and Nathan Ng (University of Lethbridge) | |

Saturday December 8 (Port Hardy) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Daniel Fiorilli (University of Ottawa), Large values of the variance of primes in arithmetic progressions |

8:30 - 9:00 | Matilde Lalin (Universite de Montreal), The mean value of cubic $L$-functions over function fields |

9:00 - 9:30 | Chantal David (Concordia University), Averages of cubic Gauss sums over functions fields |

9:30 - 10:00 | Alexander Mangerel (Universite de Montreal/CRM), The Variance of Bounded Multiplicative Functions in Arithmetic Progressions |

10:00 - 10:30 | Kyle Pratt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Some non-vanishing results for Dirichlet L-functions |

16:00 - 16:30 | Lola Thompson (Oberlin College), Counting quaternion algebras |

16:30 - 17:00 | Amita Malik (Rutgers University), Distribution of zeros of derivatives of the Riemann $\xi$-function |

17:00 - 17:30 | Peng-Jie Wong (University of Lethbridge/PIMS), A Bombieri-Vinogradov Theorem for Modular Forms |

17:30 - 18:00 | Asif Zaman (Stanford University), Moments of other random multiplicative functions |

Sunday December 9 (Port Hardy) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Kirsti Biggs (University of Bristol), Efficient congruencing in ellipsephic sets |

9:00 - 9:30 | Xiancheng Meng (McGill University/CRM), Chebyshev's bias for products of irreducible polynomials - I |

9:30 - 10:00 | Lucile Devin (University of Ottawa), Chebyshev's bias for products of irreducible polynomials -- II |

10:00 - 10:30 | Ayla Gafni (University of Rochester), Extremal primes for elliptic curves without complex multiplication |

16:00 - 16:30 | Jack Klys (University of Calgary), Moments of unramified 2-group extensions of quadratic fields |

16:30 - 17:00 | Allysa Lumley (York University), Distribution of Values of $L$-functions associated to Hyperelliptic Curves over Finite Fields |

17:00 - 17:30 | Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh (Carleton College), A Chebotarev density theorem for families, and an application to class groups |

17:30 - 18:00 | Lee Troupe (University of Lethbridge/PIMS), Distributions of polynomials of additive functions |

Educational Resources in Mathematics | |

Org: Kseniya Garaschuk (University of the Fraser Valley), Andrew Hare (Saint Mary's University) and Petra Menz (Simon Fraser University) | |

Sunday December 9 (Pavilion Ballroom A) | |

8:00 - 8:25 | Andrew Hare (Saint Mary’s University), Two Textbooks in the Course: Gesture and Language |

8:25 - 8:50 | Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia), Developing an Open calculus book for Life Sciences |

8:50 - 9:15 | Cynthia Nicol (University of British Columbia), Educational Resources for Learning to Teach Mathematics |

9:15 - 9:40 | Richard Hoshino, Ben Klaff & Michael Lamoureux (Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences), Callysto: an educational resource for data analytics and computational thinking |

9:40 - 10:05 | Nicola Mulberry (Simon Fraser University), Experiences Creating and Teaching from Open Calculus Material |

10:05 - 10:30 | Kseniya Garaschuk (University of the Fraser Valley), Adoption of WebWork: a Department initiative |

16:00 - 16:20 | Sean Chorney (Simon Fraser University), Orchestrating Desmos: Rethinking thinking about digital technology |

16:20 - 16:40 | Mike Pruner, Resources in a High School Mathematics Classroom |

16:40 - 17:00 | Elaine Simmt (University of Alberta), An abundance of resources |

17:00 - 18:00 | Open Discussion |

Explicit Methods in Arithmetic Geometry | |

Org: Nils Bruin (Simon Fraser University) and Michael Jacobson (University of Calgary) | |

Sunday December 9 (Azure) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Nathan Grieve (Michigan State), Around the Riemann-Roch Theorem for Abelian varieties |

8:30 - 9:00 | Beth Malmskog (Colorado College, Colorado Springs), Solving S-unit equations in Sage and Applications |

9:00 - 9:30 | Brett Nasserden (University of Waterloo), Explicit calculations with a moduli space of abelian surfaces |

9:30 - 10:00 | Colin Weir (Tutte Institute), Classifying the $p$-torsion of Jacobians and Pryms |

10:00 - 10:30 | Adam Topaz (University of Alberta), Reconstructing Function Fields from their $\ell$-adic Cohomology |

16:00 - 16:30 | Jeff Achter (Collorado State, Fort Collins), Arithmetic moduli for lattice-polarized K3 surfaces |

16:30 - 17:00 | Ari Shnidman (Boston College), Selmer groups of genus 2 Jacobians with root 3 level structure |

17:00 - 17:30 | Jennifer Paulhus (Grinnell College), Jacobian variety decompositions |

17:30 - 18:00 | Michael Bennett (University of British Columbia), Shifted powers in Lucas-Lehmer sequences |

Geometric Analysis and Spectral Geometry | |

Org: Richard Froese (University of British Columbia) and Alexandre Girouard (Laval University | Université Laval) | |

Saturday December 8 (Galiano) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Albert Chau (UBC), Complete solutions to Kahler Ricci flow on quasi-projctive varieties. |

9:00 - 9:30 | Dima Jakobson (Mcgill), Zero and negative eigenvalues of the conformal laplacian |

9:30 - 10:00 | Renan Assimos Martins (Max Planck Institute), A remark on the Geometry of Some Maximum Principles |

10:00 - 10:30 | Carolyn Gordon (Dartmouth), Transplantation and isogeny of intermediate Jacobians of Kahler manifolds |

16:00 - 16:30 | Richard Laugesen (Illinois), From Neumann to Steklov and beyond, via Robin: the Weinberger way |

16:30 - 18:00 | Open Problems and Discussion |

Sunday December 9 (Galiano) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Donato Cianci (Michigan), On branched minimal immersions of surfaces by first eigenfunctions |

9:30 - 10:00 | Nicolau Sarquis Aiex (UBC), Index estimate of self-shrinkers. |

10:00 - 10:30 | David Sher (DePaul), The Steklov eigenvalue problem on polygons |

Monday December 10 (Galiano) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Craig Sutton (Dartmouth) |

9:00 - 9:30 | Evans Harrell (Georgia Institute of Technology), Two-term asymptotically sharp bounds for eigenvalue means of the Laplacian |

14:45 - 15:15 | Elisabeth Stanhope (Lewis & Clark), Bounding the multiplicity of the Steklov eigenvalues of an orbisurface |

15:15 - 15:45 | Jingyi Chen (UBC), Recent progress on Hamiltonian stationary Lagrangian submanifolds |

16:00 - 16:30 | Asma Hassannezhad (Bristol), On a relation between Dirichlet-to-Neumann and Laplacian spectra on manifolds |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alexandre Girouard (Laval), Steklov eigenvalues of submanifolds with prescribed boundary in Euclidean space |

Hamiltonian dynamics and applications | |

Org: Tanya Schmah (University of Ottawa) and Cristina Stoica (Wilfred Laurier University) | |

Saturday December 8 (Pavilion Ballroom A) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | George Patrick (University of Saskatchewan), The intrinsic linearization of equilibria of nonholonomic systems |

8:30 - 9:00 | Dan Offin (Queen's University), Stability of periodic orbits by index methods |

9:00 - 9:30 | Corey Shanbrom (Sacramento State University), A New Family of Solutions to the Kepler-Heisenberg Problem |

9:30 - 10:00 | Tanya Schmah (University of Ottawa), Controlling rigid body attitude via shape change |

10:00 - 10:30 | Lennard Bakker (Brigham Young University), A Model for the Binary Asteroid 2017 YE5 |

16:30 - 17:00 | Claudio Vidal (University of Bío-Bío) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Zhifu Xie (University of Southern Mississippi), Central Configurations and Super Central Configurations in the Collinear 5-body Problem |

17:30 - 18:00 | Manuele Santoprete (Wilfrid Laurier University), On the Relationship between Two Notions of Compatibility for Bi-Hamiltonian Systems |

Harmonic Analysis and its Connections to Geometric Measure Theory and Combinatorics | |

Org: Kyle Hambrook (San Jose State University) and Itay Londner (Tel Aviv University) | |

Friday December 7 (Beluga) | |

13:00 - 13:30 | Ruixiang Zhang (University of Wisconsin - Madison), The pointwise convergence problem for the free Schrödinger equation in high dimensions |

13:30 - 14:00 | Thomas Yang (University of British Columbia), Small sets containing many patterns |

14:00 - 14:30 | Jongchon Kim (University of British Columbia), Elliptic difference equations with random coefficients |

14:30 - 15:00 | Steven Senger (Missouri State), Chains and other multiple point configurations |

15:00 - 15:30 | Ed Granirer (University of British Columbia), Some Geometric Properties of the Fourier Algebras. |

15:30 - 16:00 | Itay Londner (University of British Columbia), Exponential frames and syndetic Riesz sequences |

16:00 - 16:30 | Kyle Hambrook (San Jose State University), Construction of fractal measures with rapid Fourier decay |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alex Iosevich (University of Rochester), The Falconer distance conjecture in the plane |

Saturday December 8 (Beluga) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Josh Zahl (University of British Columbia), An improved bound on the Hausdorff dimension of Besicovitch sets in $\mathbb{R}^3$ |

8:30 - 9:00 | Krystal Taylor (Ohio State University), Lipschitz Images of Fractal Sets and an Application to Pinned Distance Sets |

9:00 - 9:30 | Joris Roos (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Averages of the simplex Hilbert transform |

9:30 - 10:00 | Chun-Kit Lai (San Francisco State University), Existence and exactness of exponential Riesz sequences and frames for fractal measures |

10:00 - 10:30 | Marcin Bownik (University or Oregon), Wavelets for non-expanding dilations |

16:00 - 16:30 | Izabella Laba (University of British Columbia), Maximal operators and decoupling for Lambda(p) Cantor measures |

16:30 - 17:00 | Marina Iliopoulou (University of California, Berkeley), Counting joints formed by lines and a k-plane |

17:00 - 17:30 | Shahaf Nitzan (Georgia Institute of Technology) |

17:30 - 18:00 | K. S. Senthil Raani (IISER Berhampur), Role of curvature measures in determining Fourier asymptotics |

Sunday December 9 (Beluga) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Hong Wang (Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusetts Institute of), A restriction estimate in $\mathbb{R}^3$ |

8:30 - 9:00 | Jacob Denson (University of British Columbia), Fractals Avoiding Fractal Configurations |

9:00 - 9:30 | Rachel Greenfeld (Bar-Ilan University), Fuglede's spectral set conjecture |

9:30 - 10:00 | Marc Carnovale (Ohio State University), Abundance of 3APs in sparse subsets of integers, finite fields, and Euclidean spaces |

10:00 - 10:30 | Neil Lyall (University of Georgia), Geometric Configurations in Sets of Positive Density |

16:00 - 16:30 | Betsy Stovall (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Extremizability of Fourier restriction to the paraboloid |

16:30 - 17:00 | Xu Robert Yang (University of Waterloo), Interpolation Sets |

17:00 - 17:30 | Simon Bortz (University of Washington), Two-Phase Free Boundary Problems for Harmonic Measure |

17:30 - 18:00 | Malabika Pramanik (University of British Columbia), On Salem sets avoiding solutions of linear equations |

History and Philosophy of Mathematics | |

Org: Maritza Branker (Niagara University), Nicolas Fillion (Simon Fraser University) and Glen Van Brummelen (Quest University) | |

Sunday December 9 (Gulf Island C) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Jim Brown (University of Toronto), Plato vs Aristotle |

8:30 - 9:00 | Conor Mayo-Wilson (University of Washington), Potential Infinity and the Aristotelian Plane |

9:00 - 9:30 | Victor Katz (University of the District of Columbia), Modern Mathematical Ideas from Medieval Times |

9:30 - 10:00 | John Mumma (California State University, San Bernardino), The effectiveness of geometric diagrams in geometric proofs |

10:00 - 10:30 | Len Berggren (Simon Fraser University), Some Mathematics of the "Mountain Man" |

16:00 - 16:30 | Tom Donaldson (Simon Fraser University), Language, Truthmaking, and Logic |

16:30 - 17:00 | Glen Van Brummelen (Quest University) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Derek Postnikoff (University of Saskatchewan), Mathematics as a Liberating Art |

17:30 - 18:00 | Nicolas Fillion (Simon Fraser University), A philosophical take on variational crimes in the finite element method |

18:00 - 18:30 | Brenda Davison (Simon Fraser University), Divergent series leading up to the turn of the 20th century |

Indigenization and Reconciliation through University Mathematics: Why, When and How ? | |

Org: Darja Barr (University of Manitoba), Shawn Desaulniers (University of Alberta), Edward Doolittle (First Nations University) and Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University) | |

Friday December 7 (Port Alberni) | |

14:30 - 15:00 | Edward Doolittle (First Nation University of Canada) |

15:00 - 15:30 | Mark MacLean (UBC), Expanding the Mathematics Curriculum Conversation for an Indigenous Teacher Education Program |

15:30 - 16:00 | Melania Alvarez (PIMS/UBC), Math Outreach: Many Needs, Many Ways |

16:00 - 16:30 | Randall Pyke (SFU), Reaching out to the Aboriginal community: Volunteer tutoring at the Native Education College in Vancouver |

Saturday December 8 (Port Alberni) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Shawn Desaulniers (University of Alberta), Is Recruitment Enough? |

8:30 - 9:00 | Cynthia Nicol (UBC), What Role does Mathematics Play for Community Resilience and Innovation? |

9:00 - 9:30 | Darja Barr (University of Manitoba), Easing the Transition into University Mathematics with Summer Bridge Programs |

9:30 - 10:00 | Emily McKinnon (Universityof Manitoba), Access to Success in Math: Lessons learned and new directions for the University of Manitoba’s Access Program |

10:00 - 10:30 | Betty Wilson (Tla'amin Nation), A Tla’amin Perspective on Math |

16:00 - 16:30 | Henry Fowler (Navajo Technical University), The Silence Beat of Mathematics |

16:30 - 17:00 | Lillian Prince and Dennis Contois (Native Education College), Colonialism, First Peoples and Adult Basic Education in Canada |

17:00 - 17:30 | Cedric Chauve (SFU), Designing Coast Salish woven basket patterns using Jupyter notebooks |

17:30 - 18:00 | Veselin Jungic (SFU), Teaching each other: Working with Indigenous learners |

Inverse Problems in Mathematical Physics | |

Org: Peter Gibson and Yue Zhao (York University) | |

Saturday December 8 (Junior Ballroom B) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ru-yu Lai (University of Minnesota), Global uniqueness for the semilinear fractional Schr\"{o}dinger equation |

9:30 - 10:00 | Isaac Harris (Purdue University), Transmission Eigenvalues for a Conductive Boundary |

10:00 - 10:30 | Alexandre Timonov (University of South Carolina Upstate), On the large time behavior of the solution to the regularized weighted mean curvature flow problem |

16:00 - 16:30 | Peter Gibson (York University), Acoustic imaging of layered media |

16:30 - 17:00 | Jian Zhai (Rice University/University of Washington), A semiclassical inverse spectral problem for elastic surface-wave tomography |

17:00 - 17:30 | Luz Angélica Caudillo-Mata (University of British Columbia), Multiscale Modeling of Geophysical Electromagnetic Fields in Highly Heterogeneous Media |

17:30 - 18:00 | Bas Peters (University of British Columbia), Intersections and sums of sets for the regularization of inverse problems |

Sunday December 9 (Junior Ballroom B) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Michael Lamoureux (PIMS/University of Calgary), Inverse theory in imaging |

8:30 - 9:00 | Michael Haslam (York University), A High Order Method for Electromagnetic Scattering from Penetrable Rough Surfaces |

9:00 - 9:30 | Wenyuan Liao (University of Calgary), A numerical method for earth mover's distance calculation and its application in full waveform inversion |

9:30 - 10:00 | Yue Zhao (York University), Inverse source problems in electrodynamics |

Mathematical and Computational Modeling from Sub-Cellular to Collective Behaviour in Cells | |

Org: Andreas Buttenschoen and Leah Keshet (University of British Columbia) | |

Monday December 10 (Port Hardy) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Lisanne Rens (University of British Columbia), Multiscale computational modeling of chemical and mechanical signaling in collective cell migration |

8:30 - 9:00 | Zachary Pellegrin (University of British Columbia), A Model of Cell Signaling, Migration and Interaction through PDE Simulations in the Cellular Potts Model |

9:00 - 9:30 | Erikur Palsson (Simon Fraser University), A 3-D Individual Cell Based Model (ICBM) for simulating cell mobility, cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions. |

14:45 - 15:15 | Gerda de Vries (University of Alberta), A Model of Microtubule Organization in the Presence of Motor Proteins |

15:15 - 15:45 | Dan Coombs (University of British Columbia), Multistate modelling and parameter inference for cell surface receptor tracking analysis |

16:00 - 16:30 | Laurent Mackay (McGill), The dynamics of mechanosensitive nascent adhesion formation |

16:30 - 17:00 | Andreas Buttenschoen (University of British Columbia), Non-Local Cell Adhesion Models: Steady States and Bifurcations |

17:00 - 17:30 | Jay Newby (University of Alberta), Weaker is better: how weak transient molecular interactions give rise to robust, dynamic immune protection |

17:30 - 18:00 | Brian Merchant (University of British Columbia), A Rho-GTPase based model explains spontaneous collective migration of neural crest cell clusters |

Mathematical Epidemiology | |

Org: Fred Brauer (University of British Columbia) and Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Arizona State University) | |

Friday December 7 (Blue Whale) | |

13:00 - 13:30 | Pauline van den Driessche (University of Victoria), Disease extinction versus persistence in discrete-time epidemic models |

13:30 - 14:00 | Julien Arino (University of Manitoba), Modelling global aspects in vaccination |

14:00 - 14:30 | James Watmough (University of New Brunswick), A mathematical analysis of an integrated approach to malaria control targeting vector-host interactions |

14:30 - 15:00 | Ping Yan (Public Health Agency of Canada), Discussions on generation intervals and beyond |

15:00 - 15:30 | Michael Li (University of Alberta), Mathematical Modeling of HIV/SIV Infection in Brain |

Saturday December 8 (Blue Whale) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Baltazar Espinoza (Arizona State University), Consequences of short-term mobility across heterogeneous risk environments: the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak |

9:00 - 9:30 | Victor Moreno (Arizona State University), Understanding the Impact of Social Factors on the Transmission Dynamics of Infectious Diseases |

9:30 - 10:00 | Zhilan Feng (Purdue University), Implications for infectious disease models of heterogeneous mixing on control thresholds |

10:00 - 10:30 | Sherry Towers (Arizona State University), Assessing the average length of infection chains in an outbreak of infectious disease |

16:00 - 16:30 | Cesar Montalvo (Arizona State University), The regressive burden of Water Related infections on income disparity |

16:30 - 17:00 | Anuj Mubayi (Arizona State University), Modeling, Estimation, and Uncertainty: Challenges associated with Transmission Dynamics and Control of Leishmaniasis |

17:00 - 17:30 | Abba Gumel (Arizona State University), Mathematical Assessment of the Role of Insecticide Resistance on Malaria Dynamics |

17:30 - 18:00 | Gerardo Chowell (Georgia State University), Forecasting epidemic trajectories using simple dynamic models |

Sunday December 9 (Blue Whale) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Kyongah Nah (York University), Assessing Systemic and Non-systemic Transmission Risk of Tick-borne Encephalitis |

9:30 - 10:00 | Karyn Sutton (University of Louisiana- Lafayette), The Role of Social Distance and Infectiousness in TB Transmission |

10:00 - 10:30 | Joan Ponce (Purdue University), Dynamics of a childhood disease model with quarantine |

Mathematical Games | |

Org: Gary MacGillivray and Andrew McEachern (University of Victoria) | |

Saturday December 8 (Gulf Island D) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Hedayat Zarkoob (University of British Columbia), Report-sensitive spot-checking in peer grading system |

8:30 - 9:00 | Boting Yang (University of Regina), Fast Searching Game on Cartesian Products of Graphs |

9:00 - 9:30 | Richard Hoshino and Maximilian Kahn (Quest University), Birds of a Feather: a perfect-information solitaire card game |

9:30 - 10:00 | Monica Cojocaru (University of Guelph), The replicator dynamics for generalized Nash Games |

16:00 - 16:30 | Ryan Hayward (University of Alberta), A Hex History Mystery: Who Posed the Puzzles? |

16:30 - 17:00 | Nancy Clarke (Acadia University), Farsighted Cops and Robber |

17:00 - 17:30 | Richard Nowakowski (Dalhousie University), The Orthogonal Colouring Game on Graphs |

17:30 - 18:00 | Peter Taylor and Stefanie Knebel (Queen's University), The parent game in the grade 11 classroom |

Sunday December 9 (Gulf Island D) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Chris Duffy (University of Saskatchewan), The Evacuation Number of a Graph |

8:30 - 9:00 | Daniel Ashlock (University of Guelph), Game Theory: simulation versus theory. |

9:30 - 10:00 | Jordan Barret (Dalhousie University), The Power Index Game |

10:00 - 10:30 | Charlie Gerrie (Dalhousie University), The Power Index Game On A Lattice |

Nonlocal Interaction Models: From Collective Behaviour to Pattern Formation | |

Org: Razvan Fetecau (Simon Fraser University) and Ihsan Topaloglu (Virginia Commonwealth University) | |

Saturday December 8 (Pavilion Ballroom B) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Maria D'Orsogna (California State University, Northridge), Dynamics of neuroendocrine stress response: bistability, trauma and PTSD |

8:30 - 9:00 | David Iron (Dalhousie University), Delay and Spike Dynamics in the Gierer-Meinhardt Equations |

9:00 - 9:30 | Alethea Barbaro (Case Western Reserve University), A Kinetic Perspective on Fearful Crowds |

9:30 - 10:00 | Nancy Rodriguez-Bunn (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Birth-jump process in plan dynamics |

10:00 - 10:30 | Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta), Non-local Models for Cellular Adhesion |

16:00 - 16:30 | Xin Yang Lu (Lakehead University), Regularity of cells in crystallization of the second moment energy in 3D |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alpar Meszaros (University of California, Los Angeles), Degenerate nonlinear diffusion equations with discontinuous nonlinearities |

17:00 - 17:30 | Xiaochuan Tian (University of Texas at Austin), Nonlocal models with heterogeneous localization and their application to seamless local-nonlocal coupling |

17:30 - 18:00 | Hui Huang (Simon Fraser University), On self-organized dynamics over domains with boundaries |

Sunday December 9 (Pavilion Ballroom B) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Andrew Bernoff (Harvey Mudd College), Agent-Based and Continuous Models of Locust Hopper Bands: Insights Gained Through the Lens of Dynamical Systems |

8:30 - 9:00 | Katy Craig (University of California, Santa Barbara), Aggregation diffusion to constrained interaction: minimizers and gradient flows in the slow diffusion limit |

9:00 - 9:30 | Francesco Patacchini (Carnegie Mellon University), The interaction equation near attracting manifolds |

9:30 - 10:00 | Theodore Kolokolnikov (Dalhousie University), Spikes and vortices in inhomogeneous environments |

Operator Algebras Over Groups | |

Org: Volker Runde and Matthew Wiersma (University of Alberta) | |

Saturday December 8 (Finback) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Brian Forrest (University of Waterloo), Exotic Ideals in the Fourier-Stieltjes Algebra of a Locally Compact group. |

8:30 - 9:00 | Michael Brannan (Texas A&M University), Quantum permutations and their matrix models |

9:00 - 9:30 | Jason Crann (Carleton University), An equivariant weak expectation property and amenable actions |

9:30 - 10:00 | Prachi Loliencar (University of Alberta), Measures on compact right topological groups |

10:00 - 10:30 | Varvara Shepelska (University of Saskatchewan), Norm-controlled inversion in weighted convolution algebras |

16:00 - 16:30 | Ebrahim Samei (University of Saskatchewan), Exotic C$^*$-algebras of geometric groups |

16:30 - 17:00 | Nico Spronk (University of Waterloo), Idempotents, topologies and ideals |

17:00 - 17:30 | Rufus Willett (University of Hawaii), Lp group algebras |

17:30 - 18:00 | Marcelo Laca (University of Victoria) |

Sunday December 9 (Finback) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Ian Putnam (University of Victoria), Odometers |

8:30 - 9:00 | Sang-Gyun Youn (Queen's University), On the complete representability of convolution algebras of quantum groups as operator algebras |

9:00 - 9:30 | Mahya Ghandehari (University of Delaware), Spectra of Beurling-Fourier Algebras |

9:30 - 10:00 | Keith Taylor (Dalhousie University), Wavelet Sets for Shifts by Wallpaper Symmetries |

10:00 - 10:30 | Caleb Eckhardt (Miami University), C*-rigidity of two-step nilpotent groups |

16:00 - 16:30 | Christopher Schafhauser (York University), MF approximations of crossed products |

16:30 - 17:00 | Camila Fabre Sehnem, On $C^*$-algebras associated to product systems |

17:00 - 17:30 | Qianhong Huang (University of Alberta), Translation continuous measures on locally compact semigroup |

17:30 - 18:00 | Thierry Giordano (University of Ottawa), A relative bicommutant theorem: the stable case of Pedersen's question |

Recent Advances in Arithmetic and Hyperbolic Geometry | |

Org: Nathan Grieve (Michigan State University), Steven Lu (Université du Québec à Montréal) and Mike Roth (Queen's University) | |

Saturday December 8 (Gulf Island A) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | Xi Chen (University of Alberta), ${\mathbb A}^1$ curves on Log K3 Surfaces |

9:00 - 9:30 | Min Ru (University of Houston), Holomorphic curves into projective varieties intersecting general divisors |

9:30 - 10:00 | Marc-Hubert Nicole (Universite d'Aix-Marseille), Families of Modular Forms on Drinfeld Modular Varieties for $GL_N$ |

10:00 - 10:30 | Junjiro Noguchi (University of Tokyo), A big Picard theorem and the Manin-Mumford conjecture |

16:00 - 16:30 | Gordon Heier (University of Houston), A generalized Schmidt subspace theorem for closed subschemes |

16:30 - 17:00 | Erwan Rousseau (Université d'Aix-Marseille), Orbifold hyperbolicity |

17:00 - 17:30 | Nils Bruin (Simon Fraser University), Prym varieties in genus 4 |

17:30 - 18:00 | David McKinnon (University of Waterloo), The arithmetic puncturing problem |

Sunday December 9 (Gulf Island A) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Behrouz Taji (Notre Dame), Hyperbolicity properties of base space of famillies of projective manifolds |

8:30 - 9:00 | Amos Turchet (Washington), Arithmetic and algebraic hyperbolicity of surface pairs with almost ample cotangent bundle |

9:00 - 9:30 | Jorg Winkelmann (Bochum), Tame Discrete Sets |

9:30 - 10:00 | Aaron Levin (Michigan State University), Greatest common divisors in Diophantine approximation and Nevanlinna theory |

10:00 - 10:30 | Dragos Ghioca (University of British Columbia), Unlikely intersections in arithmetic dynamics |

Recent Trends in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Related Problems | |

Org: Yakine Bahri (University of Victoria), Slim Ibrahim (University of Victoria) and Hiroaki Kikuchi (Meiji University) | |

Saturday December 8 (Vancouver) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Isao Kato (Kyoto University), Local well-posedness for the Cauchy problem of the Zakharov type system |

8:30 - 9:00 | Nobu Kishimoto (Kyoto University), Ill-posedness of the periodic nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation with third-order dispersion and Raman scattering term |

9:00 - 9:30 | Ikkei Shimizu (Kyoto University), Remarks on local theory for Schr\"odinger maps near harmonic maps |

9:30 - 10:00 | Masahiro Ikeda (Keio University), Well-posedness of fourth-order Schr\"odinger equation with derivative nonlinearities |

10:00 - 10:30 | Takahisa Inui (Osaka University), Strichartz estimates for the damped wave equation and its application to the nonlinear problem |

16:00 - 16:30 | Stephen Gustafson (University of British Columbia), Chiral magnetic skyrmion solutions of 2D Landau-Lifshitz equations: existence. |

16:30 - 17:00 | Li Wang (University of British Columbia), Chiral magnetic skyrmion solutions of 2D Landau-Lifshitz equations: stability. |

17:00 - 17:30 | Yakine Bahri (University of Victoria), Transverse stability of line soliton for wave guide Schrödinger equations. |

17:30 - 18:00 | Yanxia Deng (University of Victoria), Global Existence and Singularity of the N-body Problem. |

Sunday December 9 (Vancouver) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Hiroaki Kikuchi (University of Victoria & Tsuda University), Minimization problem associated with ground states to combined power-type nonlinear Schr\"odinger equations |

9:30 - 10:00 | Junho Choi (UNIST, Republic of Korea), On an Interior Layer for the Burgers Equations in $\mathbb{R}$ |

10:00 - 10:30 | Slim Ibrahim (University of Victoria), Relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell for strongly magnetized Plasmas |

16:00 - 16:30 | Tai-Peng Tsai (University of British Columbia), Existence, uniqueness, and regularity results for elliptic equations with drift terms in critical weak spaces |

16:30 - 17:00 | Xinwei Yu (University of Alberta), A New Type of Regularity Criterion for the 3D Navier-Stokes Equations |

17:00 - 17:30 | Shengyi Shen (University of Victoria), Analysis about a Two fluid mode and its comparison with MHD system |

17:30 - 18:00 | Keisuke Takasao (Kyoto University), Global existence of weak solution for volume preserving mean curvature flow via phase field method |

Session in Honor of Dr. Robert Woodrow on the Occasion of his 70th birthday. Topics: Model Theory of Relational Structures; Homogeneous Structures; Ordered Sets; Graphs | |

Org: Gena Hahn (University of Montreal) and Imed Zaguia (Royal Military College) | |

Friday December 7 (Pavilion Ballroom B) | |

13:00 - 13:30 | Graham Wright and Geňa Hahn (CMS / Université de Montréal) |

13:30 - 14:00 | Julia Knight (Notre Dame), Coding one structure in another |

14:00 - 14:30 | Pierre Simon (Berkley), Geometric homogeneous structures |

14:30 - 15:00 | Jan Hubička (Charles University), Metrically homogeneous graphs as homogenizations of $(1,\delta)$-structures |

15:00 - 15:30 | Peter Cameron (St. Andrews), Synchronization update |

15:30 - 16:00 | Norbert Sauer (Calgary), Partitions of homogenous graphs and other structures |

16:00 - 16:30 | Bill Sands (Calgary), Two open problems from joint work with Robert Woodrow |

16:30 - 17:00 | Maurice Pouzet (Université Claude Bernard), A topological interpretation of de Jongh -Parikh theorem and applications |

Sunday December 9 (Pavilion Ballroom B) | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Andrés Aranda, Morphism extension classes of graphs |

16:30 - 17:00 | Peter Gibson (York), The profile of a relation |

17:00 - 17:30 | Thomas Kucera (Manitoba), Saturated Free Algebras and Almost Indiscernible Theories |

17:30 - 18:00 | Benoit Larose (Champlain College and UQAM), Some questions on finite groups motivated by the complexity of QCSP |

Monday December 10 (Pavilion Ballroom B) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Michael Pawliuk (Calgary), Some homogeneous directed graphs are strange |

8:30 - 9:00 | David Wehlau (RMC), Finite planes, ZZ-topes and Fibonacci Numbers. |

9:00 - 9:30 | Anthony Bonato (Ryerson), The new world of infinite random geometric graphs |

14:45 - 15:15 | Lucien Haddad (RMC), Hereditarily Semi-Rigid Families of Linear Orders |

15:15 - 15:45 | Bojan Mohar (SFU), 50 years of the Ringel and Youngs Map Colour Theorem |

Sparse Recovery, Learning, and Neural Networks | |

Org: Ben Adcock (Simon Fraser University), Simone Brugiapaglia (Simon Fraser University), Yaniv Plan (University of British Columbia) and Ozgur Yilmaz (University of British Columbia) | |

Saturday December 8 (Parksville) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Eric Price (The University of Texas at Austin), Compressed Sensing and Generative Models |

9:30 - 10:00 | Yaniv Romano (Stanford University), Classification Stability for Sparse-Modeled Signals |

10:00 - 10:30 | Charles Delahunt (University of Washington), Biological mechanisms for learning: experiments and mathematical questions |

16:00 - 16:30 | Rongrong Wang (Michigan State University), Sigma Delta quantization on wide-band signals |

16:30 - 17:00 | Sinan Gunturk (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), Bounded total variation of Kaczmarz trajectories for arbitrary control sequences |

17:00 - 17:30 | Hau Tieng-Wu (Duke University), Recover fetal electrocardiogram morphology via optimal shrinkage |

17:30 - 18:00 | Shuyang Ling (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University), Certifying Global Optimality of Graph Cuts via Semidefinite Relaxation: A Performance Guarantee for Spectral Clustering |

Sunday December 9 (Parksville) | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Roman Vershynin (University of California, Irvine), Neural capacity |

9:30 - 10:00 | Mahdi Soltanolkotabi (University of Southern California), From Shallow to Deep: Rigorous Guarantees for Training Neural Networks |

10:00 - 10:30 | Chris Liaw (University of British Columbia), Nearly-Tight Sample Complexity Bounds for Learning Mixtures of Gaussians |

16:00 - 16:30 | Dustin G. Mixon (The Ohio State University), SqueezeFit: Label-aware dimensionality reduction by semidefinite programming |

16:30 - 17:00 | Nick Dexter (Simon Fraser University), Energy norm regularized sparse simultaneous reconstruction of solutions to parameterized PDEs |

17:00 - 17:30 | Giang Tran (University of Waterloo), Sparse Recovery and Outliers Detection for Dependent Data |

17:30 - 18:00 | Xiaowei Li (University of British Columbia), Bernstein’s Inequality and Sharp Bounds for Concentration of Euclidean Norm |

STUDC Research Session | |

Org: Ismail Abouamal (University of Toronto) and Daniel Zackon (McGill University) | |

Monday December 10 (Beluga) | |

8:30 - 9:00 | John Sastrillo (University of British Columbia), Analyzing the Nature of Citations and Their Automatic Classification |

9:00 - 9:30 | Adela Gherga (University of British Columbia), Implementing algorithms to compute elliptic curves over $Q$ |

14:45 - 15:15 | Alice Lacaze-Masmonteil (Acadia University), The game of Ambush Cops and Robbers played on the products of graphs |

15:15 - 15:45 | Pierre-Olivier Parisé (Université Laval), The Impossibility of Polynomial Approximations in Some de Branges-Rovnyak Spaces |

16:00 - 16:30 | Avleen Kaur (University of Manitoba), The eigenvalue problem of the Uzawa pressure operator |

16:30 - 17:00 | Sarah Nataj and S. H. Lui (University of Manitoba), Superlinear convergence of quasi-Newton methods based on assumptions about the initial point |

Symbolic and Regular Powers of Ideals | |

Org: Susan Marie Cooper (University of Manitoba), Sara Faridi (Dalhousie University) and Adam Van Tuyl (McMaster University) | |

Saturday December 8 (Orca) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Juan Migliore (University of Notre Dame), Unexpected hypersurfaces |

8:30 - 9:00 | Brian Harbourne (Univeristy of Nebraska, Lincoln), Primer on Unexpected Varieties |

9:00 - 9:30 | Alessandro De Stefani (Univeristy of Nebraska, Lincoln), Symbolic powers in mixed characteristic |

9:30 - 10:00 | William Trok (University of Kentucky), Hyperplane Arrangements and Extremal Behavior |

10:00 - 10:30 | Benjamin Drabkin (Univeristy of Nebraska, Lincoln), Symbolic Defect and Cover Ideals |

16:00 - 16:30 | Susan Morey (Texas State University), Depth and Regularity of Regular and Symbolic Powers of Monomial Ideals |

16:30 - 17:00 | Ali Alilooee (North Dakota State University), Packing properties of some classes of cubic squarefree monomial ideals |

17:00 - 17:30 | Chris Francisco (Oklahoma State University), Some new results on asymptotic resurgence |

17:30 - 18:00 | Maryam Ehya Jahromi (Dalhousie University), Stability of Powers of Cover Ideals of Hypergraphs |

Sunday December 9 (Orca) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Elena Guardo (University of Catania), On the Waldschmidt constant and resurgence of some ideals in $\mathbb{P}^n$ and $\mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^1$ |

8:30 - 9:00 | Tomasz Szemberg (Pedagogical University of Cracow), Unexpected algebraic and geometric properties of Fermat-type configurations. |

9:00 - 9:30 | Eloísa Grifo (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), A stable version of Harbourne's Conjecture |

9:30 - 10:00 | Federico Galetto (Cleveland State University), Betti numbers of symbolic powers of star configurations |

10:00 - 10:30 | Alexandra Seceleanu (Univeristy of Nebraska, Lincoln), Minimum distance functions for fat point ideals |

Topology | |

Org: Krishanu Sankar and Claudius Zibrowius (University of British Columbia) | |

Saturday December 8 (Junior Ballroom D) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Hans Boden (McMaster University), The Gordon-Litherland pairing for virtual links |

8:30 - 9:00 | Allison Moore (UC Davis), Surgery on links and the d-invariant |

9:00 - 9:30 | John Berman (UT Austin), Rational Euler Characteristic |

9:30 - 10:00 | Paul Arnaud Songhafouo Tsopmene (University of Regina), Cosimplicial models for manifold calculus |

10:00 - 10:30 | William Rushworth (McMaster University), Ascent sliceness |

16:00 - 16:30 | Jonathan Rubin (UCLA), Norms on $G$-categories |

16:30 - 17:00 | Biji Wong (UQAM), A Floer homology invariant for $3$-orbifolds via bordered Floer theory |

17:00 - 17:30 | Rick Jardine (Western University), Fuzzy presheaves |

17:30 - 18:00 | Daniel Sheinbaum (UBC), Quasi-adiabatic stability of Fermi surfaces and K-theory |

Sunday December 9 (Junior Ballroom D) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Adam Clay (University of Manitoba), Circular orderings and amalgamation |

8:30 - 9:00 | Chris Herald (University of Nevada), Traceless character varieties, the pillowcase and Khovanov cohomology |

9:00 - 9:30 | Kristine Bauer (University of Calgary), Operad structures in the abelian functor calculus tower |

9:30 - 10:00 | Martin Frankland (University of Regina), Towards the dual motivic Steenrod algebra in positive characteristic |

10:00 - 10:30 | Lisa Piccirillo (University of Texas at Austin), The Conway knot is not slice |

Variational Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory | |

Org: Heinz Bauschke (University of British Columbia), Walaa Moursi (Stanford University) and Xianfu Wang (University of British Columbia) | |

Sunday December 9 (Port Alberni) | |

8:00 - 8:30 | Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo), Solving DNN Relaxations of the Quadratic Assignment Problem with ADMM and Facial Reduction |

8:30 - 9:00 | Yuriy Zinchenko (University Calgary), Towards efficient approximation of p-cones |

9:00 - 9:30 | Walaa Moursi (Stanford University), Reflected resolvents in the Douglas-Rachford algorithm: order of the operators and linear convergence |

9:30 - 10:00 | Hui Ouyang (University of British Columbia Kelowna), Circumcenters of finite sets with applications in Hilbert spaces |

10:00 - 10:30 | Mau Nam Nguyen (Portland State University), Smoothing Techniques and DC Programming with Applications to Image Reconstructions |

16:00 - 16:30 | Michael P. Friedlander (University of British Columbia) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Minh Bui (North Carolina State University), On sums and convex combinations of projectors onto convex sets |

17:00 - 17:30 | Wei Li (Chengdu University of Technology and University of British Columbia Kelowna), differential inverse variational inequalities in finite dimensional spaces |

17:30 - 18:00 | Zhaosong Lu (Simon Fraser University), Exact penalty results on sparse recovery models based on partial regularization |