2021 CMS Winter Meeting

Ottawa, June 7 - 11, 2021

**Please note all times are in Eastern Standard Time.
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Detailed session schedules will be posted on the web site beginning in
late April. Once the schedules are made available to us by the
organizers, we will post them as quickly as possible. Please note that schedules are subject to change without notice.

- "I don't write in math, I just do it": Emphasizing communication in mathematical practice
- Algebraic number theory
- Applied and Pure Analysis
- Approximation Theory in Function Spaces
- Arithmetic Statistics
- Asymptotic Analysis, Orthogonal Polynomials, and Special Functions
- Combinatorial Game Theory
- Combinatorial methods in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra
- Combinatorics and geometry of moduli of curves
- Commutative Algebra
- EDI Forum
- Galois representations and L-functions
- Geometric Tomography and Microlocal Analysis
- Geometry and representation theory around quotients (mini-session)
- Graph Searching
- Graph Theory and its Applications
- Group Theory and Low Dimensional Topology
- Harmonic analysis and fractal geometry
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics
- In-host Modelling of COVID-19
- Indigenizing University Mathematics
- Let's replace Calculus with calculus
- Mathematical Foundations of Machine Learning
- Mathematics and Mathematics Education: Two Communities in Conversation
- Mathematics of Digital Communications
- Non-local PDEs in Biological Modelling
- Panel: Some snapshots of Women in Mathematical History
- Recent advancement in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
- Recent Developments in Complex Geometry and Geometric Analysis
- Spatial Dynamics of Evolution Systems in Ecology and Epidemiology
- Student Research Talks
- Variational Analysis: Applications and Theory
- Variational Analysis: Theory and Applications

"I don't write in math, I just do it": Emphasizing communication in mathematical practice | |

Org: Kseniya Garaschuk and Vanessa Radzimski (University of Fraser Valley) | |

Monday December 6 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Tara Taylor (St. Francis Xavier), Helping Students Connect Math to Their Own Lives |

14:30 - 15:00 | Cindy Blois (University of Toronto) (Toronto), Experiential Learning Hives in an Introductory Math Course |

15:00 - 15:30 | Asia Matthews (Quest), Forms of dialog in the mathematics classroom |

16:00 - 16:30 | Fok-Shuen Leung and Pam Sargent York (UBC and York), Successors to assessments in a language-enriched program |

16:30 - 17:00 | Costanza Piccolo and Matthew Coles (UBC), Reflective writing in a graduate course on Mathematics teaching |

17:00 - 17:30 | Vanessa Radzimski and Kseniya Garaschuk (UFV), Learning Journals for Community and Communication |

Algebraic number theory | |

Org: Imin Chen (Simon Fraser), Nuno Freitas (Barcelona) and Beth Malmskog (Colorado) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Luis Dieulefait (Barcelona), Potentially diagonalizable modular lifts of arbitrarily large weight |

10:30 - 11:00 | Alina Cojocaru (Illinois - Chicago), Bounds for the distribution of the Frobenius traces associated to abelian varieties |

14:00 - 14:30 | Lassina Dembele (Luxembourg), Explicit Inertial Langlands correspondence for $\mathrm{GL}_2$ and arithmetic applications |

14:30 - 15:00 | Fred Diamond (King's College London), Hecke correspondences and Kodaira-Spencer isomorphisms on Hilbert modular varieties |

15:00 - 15:30 | Benjamin Matschke (Boston), Proofs by several examples and stable combinatorial Nullstellensätze |

16:00 - 16:30 | Ekin Ozman (Bogazici University), Quadratic Points on Modular Curves and Fermat-type Equations |

16:30 - 17:00 | Anwesh Ray (UBC), Rational points on algebraic curves in infinite towers of number fields |

17:00 - 17:30 | Renate Scheidler (Calgary), Constructing Imaginary Quadratic Fields with Large n-Class Rank |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Valentijn Karemaker (Utrecht), Polarisations of abelian varieties over finite fields via canonical liftings |

10:30 - 11:00 | Filip Najman (Zagreb), Quadratic points on bielliptic modular curves $X_0(n)$ |

14:00 - 14:30 | Rachel Newton (King's College London), Evaluating the wild Brauer group |

14:30 - 15:00 | Nirvana Coppola (VU Amsterdam), Reduction types of genus 3 curves |

15:00 - 15:30 | Padmavathi Srinivasan (University of Georgia), Computing nonsurjective primes associated to Galois representations of abelian surfaces |

16:00 - 16:30 | David McKinnon (Waterloo), Rational curves and rational points |

16:30 - 17:00 | Alex Barrios (Carleton College), Elliptic curves with non-trivial isogeny |

Applied and Pure Analysis | |

Org: Chunhua Ou and Jie Xiao (Memorial) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Wengu Chen (Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics), Reconstruction of Signals and Images by Prior Information |

10:30 - 11:00 | Renjin Jiang (Tianjin University), Some recent progress on Riesz transform on manifolds |

14:00 - 14:30 | Zhongwei Shen (Alberta University), Long transient dynamics in stochastic systems |

14:30 - 15:00 | Goong Chen (Texas A&M University), Modeling and Computation of Modal Analysis of Coronavirus |

15:00 - 15:30 | Dave Amundsen (Carleton University), Analysis of Transitions Across Distinct Resonant Regimes |

16:00 - 16:30 | Yunhui He (University of British Columbia), A closed-form multigrid smoothing factor for an additive Vanka-type smoother applied to the Poisson equation |

16:30 - 17:00 | Lin Wang (University of New Brunswick), Dynamics of Intraguild Predation Models |

17:00 - 17:30 | Nguyen Lam (Memorial University, Grenfell), Best constants, optimizers and the stability of Uncertainty Principles |

17:30 - 18:00 | Ming Mei (McGill University), Subsonic / supersonic / transonic steady-states for Euler-Poisson equations with sonic boundary |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Wen Yuan (Beijing Normal University), Brezis--Van Schaftingen--Yung Formulae in Ball Banach Function Spaces |

10:30 - 11:00 | Lia Bronsard (McMaster University), Patterns in tri-block copolymers: droplets, double-bubbles and core-shells |

14:00 - 14:30 | Juncheng Wei (University of British Columbia), Stability of Sobolev Inequality |

14:30 - 15:00 | Michael Ward (University of British Columbia), Localized Spot Patterns for Reaction-Diffusion Systems in 3-D |

15:00 - 15:30 | Theodore Kolokolnikov (Dalhousie University), Modelling of disease spread through heterogeneous population |

16:00 - 16:30 | Mohammad El Smaily (University of Northern British Columbia), Optimal initial data for an RD model with drift |

16:30 - 17:00 | Deping Ye (Memorial University), The $L_p$ Minkowski problem for log-concave functions |

17:00 - 17:30 | Kexue Zhang (Queen's University), Event-Triggered Impulsive Control for Nonlinear Systems |

17:30 - 18:00 | Erik Talvila (University of the Fraser Valley), The continuous primitive integral |

Approximation Theory in Function Spaces | |

Org: Javad Mashreghi (Laval) and Pierre-Olivier Parise (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) | |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Adem Limani (Lund University), Approximation problems in model spaces |

10:30 - 11:00 | Bartosz Malman (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Smooth Cauchy transforms and constructive approximations in H(b) |

14:00 - 14:30 | Kelly Bickel (Bucknel University), Bounded Rational Functions on the Bidisk |

14:30 - 15:00 | William Ross (University of Richmond), The square root of the Cesaro operator |

15:00 - 15:30 | Thomas Ransford (Laval University), Weakly multiplicative distributions and weighted Dirichlet spaces |

Tuesday December 7 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Alan Sola (Stockholm University), Optimal approximants in the ball and the bidisk: a case study |

10:30 - 11:00 | Emmanuel Fricain (Université de Lille), Orthonormal Polynomial Basis in local Dirichlet spaces |

11:00 - 11:30 | Mohammad Shirazi (McGill University), Boundary properties of harmonic functions on starlike domains in $\mathbb R^n$ |

13:30 - 14:00 | Mahishanka Withanachchi (Université Laval), Approximation by Polynomials in Weighted Dirichlet Spaces |

14:00 - 14:30 | Christopher Felder (University of Washington at St. Louis), Approximating analogues of Blaschke products |

14:30 - 15:00 | Ludovick Bouthat (Université Laval), The Hilbert $L$-matrix and its generalizations |

Arithmetic Statistics | |

Org: Chantal David (Concordia), Matilde Lalin (Universite de Montreal) and Wanlin Li (CRM) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Alvaro Lozano Robledo (University of Connecticut), ell-adic Galois representations attached to elliptic curves with CM |

10:30 - 11:00 | Peng-Jie Wong (NCTS Taiwan), Square-free orders for elliptic curves modulo $p$ |

14:00 - 14:30 | Stelios Sachpazis (Université de Montréal), Prime values of divisor-bounded multiplicative functions with small partial sums |

14:30 - 15:00 | Valeriya Kovaleva (Oxford), Correlations of Riemann Zeta on the critical line |

15:00 - 15:30 | Stephanie Chan (University of Michigan), Integral points on the congruent number curves |

16:00 - 16:30 | Patrick Meisner (Concordia), Lower Order Terms in the Katz-Sarnak Philosophy |

16:30 - 17:00 | Martin Čech (Concordia), Ratios Conjectures and Multiple Dirichlet Series |

17:00 - 17:30 | Siegfred Baluyot (AIM), Sign changes of the error term in the Piltz divisor problem |

17:30 - 18:00 | Alexandra Florea (UC Irvine), The Ratios Conjecture over function fields |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Robert Lemke Oliver (Tufts University), The average size of 3-torsion in class groups of 2-extensions |

10:30 - 11:00 | Pranendu Darbar (ISI Kolkata), Correlation of L-functions over function fields |

14:00 - 14:30 | Alexander Dunn (Caltech), Bias in cubic Gauss sums |

14:30 - 15:00 | Sergio Ceballos (Western), Distribution of the p-Torsion of Jacobian Groups of Regular Matroids |

15:00 - 15:30 | Yu-Ru Liu (Waterloo), On the local solubility of multidimensional Hilbert-Kamke's problem |

16:00 - 16:30 | Frank Thorne (South Carolina), Fourier Analysis in Bhargava's Averaging Method |

16:30 - 17:00 | Peter Koymans (University of Michigan), The negative Pell equation and applications |

17:00 - 17:30 | Alia Hamieh (UNBC), Value-Distribution of Logarithmic Derivatives of Quadratic Twists of Automorphic $L$-functions |

Monday December 6 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Ezra Waxman (University of Haifa), A Hardy Littlewood Conjecture for Artin Primes |

14:30 - 15:00 | Allysa Lumley (CRM), Selberg's Central Limit Theorem for Quadratic Dirichlet L-functions over Function Fields |

15:00 - 15:30 | Peter Zenz (McGill), Quantum variance restriction problem for holomorphic Hecke cusp forms |

16:00 - 16:30 | Lea Beneish (UC Berkeley), On the proportion of everywhere locally soluble superelliptic curves |

16:30 - 17:00 | Soumya Sankar (Ohio State), Counting Elliptic curves with a rational N isogeny |

17:00 - 17:30 | Nathan Ng (Lethbridge), The eighth moment of the Riemann zeta function |

17:30 - 18:00 | Ila Varma (Toronto), Geometry of Numbers Methods for Counting in the Cusp |

Asymptotic Analysis, Orthogonal Polynomials, and Special Functions | |

Org: Dr. Yu-Tian Li (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Dr. Zilong Song (Utah State University) and Dr. Xiang-Sheng Wang (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Arno Kuijlaars (KU Leuven), Asymptotics of matrix valued orthogonal polynomials |

10:30 - 11:00 | Walter Van Assche (KU Leuven), Multiple orthogonal polynomials and the number $\pi$ |

16:00 - 16:30 | Roberto S. Costas-Santos (Universidad de Alcalá), Multi-integral representations for associated Legendre and Ferrers functions |

16:30 - 17:00 | Howard Cohl (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Special values for continuous q-Jacobi polynomials and applications |

17:00 - 17:30 | T. Mark Dunster (San Diego State University), Computation of parabolic cylinder functions with complex argument |

17:30 - 18:00 | Gergő Nemes (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics), A proof of a conjecture of Elbert and Laforgia on the zeros of cylinder functions |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:30 - 11:00 | Abey López-García (University of Central Florida), Spectral properties of random banded Hessenberg matrices |

16:00 - 16:30 | Luc Vinet (Université de Montréal), Sklyanin algebras and orthogonal polynomials |

16:30 - 17:00 | Mourad Ismail (University of Central Florida), New Orthogonal Polynomials of Askey--Wilson Type |

17:00 - 17:30 | George E. Andrews (Pennsylvania State University), Chebyshev polynomials and compositions |

17:30 - 18:00 | Bruce C. Berndt (University of Illinois), Infinite Series Identities Involving a Large Class of Arithmetical Functions and Bessel Functions |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Diego Dominici (SUNY New Paltz), Mehler-Heine type asymptotic formulas for discrete semiclassical orthogonal polynomials |

10:30 - 11:00 | Xiang-Sheng Wang (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Error bounds for the asymptotic expansions of the Hermite polynomials |

Combinatorial Game Theory | |

Org: Melissa Huggan (Mount Allison University) and Rebecca Milley (Memorial) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

14:30 - 15:00 | Melissa Huggan (Mount Allison University), No number avoidance here |

15:00 - 15:30 | Svenja Huntemann (Concordia University of Edmonton), Temperature of Placement Games |

16:00 - 16:30 | Richard Nowakowski (Dalhousie University), A Survey of Ordinal Sums |

16:30 - 17:00 | Neil McKay (University of New Brunswick), Sums of games where the players have the same incentives |

Sunday December 5 | |

14:30 - 15:00 | Rebecca Milley (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus), The invertible dead-ending positions |

15:00 - 15:30 | Carlos Santos (University of Lisbon & ISEL--IPL), Affine normal play: a complete analysis of Whackenbush |

16:00 - 16:30 | Alex Meadows (St. Mary's College of Maryland), A version of Gale's Nim on four heaps |

16:30 - 17:00 | Michael Fisher (West Chester University), Blocking Pebbles |

17:00 - 17:30 | Kyle Burke (Plymouth State University), Computational Hardness of Undirected Geography Nimbers |

Combinatorial methods in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra | |

Org: Megumi Harada, Jenna Rajchgot and Jay Yang (McMaster) | |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Fatemeh Mohammadi (Ghent University), Toric degenerations of Grassmannians and their associated polytopes |

10:30 - 11:00 | Chris Manon (University of Kentucky), The combinatorics of toric flag bundles and the Mori dream space property |

14:00 - 14:30 | Leonardo Mihalcea (Virginia Tech) (Virginia Tech), Positivity and log concavity conjectures in Cotangent Schubert Calculus |

14:30 - 15:00 | Sergio Da Silva (McMaster University), Two approaches to geometric vertex decomposition |

15:00 - 15:30 | Patricia Klein (University of Minnesota), Bumpless pipe dreams encode Gröbner geometry of Schubert polynomials |

Tuesday December 7 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Keller VandeBogert (University of Notre Dame), On Constructions Related to the Generalized Taylor Complex |

10:30 - 11:00 | Elisa Gorla (University of Neuchatel), Sparse determinantal ideals: Groebner bases and Rees algebras |

11:00 - 11:30 | Ayah Almousa (University of Minnesota), Root polytopes, tropical types, and toric edge ideals |

13:30 - 14:00 | Jake Levinson (Simon Fraser University), Springer fibers and the Delta Conjecture at t=0 |

14:00 - 14:30 | Juliette Bruce (University of California Berkeley), Multigraded regularity on products of projective spaces |

14:30 - 15:00 | Andrew Newman (Carnegie Mellon University), Random subcomplexes and Betti numbers of random edge ideals |

Combinatorics and geometry of moduli of curves | |

Org: Renzo Cavalieri (Colorado State), Maria Gillespie (Colorado State) and Jake Levinson (SFU) | |

Friday December 3 | |

13:00 - 14:00 | Emily Clader (San Francisco State University), Permutohedral Complexes and Rational Curves With Cyclic Action |

14:00 - 14:30 | Hannah Larson (Stanford University), Brill--Noether theory over the Hurwitz space |

14:30 - 15:00 | Samir Canning (University of California, San Diego), The Chow rings of moduli spaces of elliptic surfaces |

15:30 - 16:00 | Steven Karp (Université du Québec à Montréal), Wronskians, total positivity, and real Schubert calculus |

16:00 - 16:30 | Chiara Damiolini (University of Pennsylvania), Conformal blocks from vertex algebras on $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Rob Silversmith (University of Warwick), Cross-ratios and perfect matchings |

10:30 - 11:00 | Adam Afandi (Muenster Universitaat), Combinatorial Structures of Hyperelliptic Hodge Integrals |

14:00 - 15:00 | Oliver Pechenik (University of Waterloo), A web basis of invariant polynomials from noncrossing partitions |

15:00 - 15:30 | Colleen Robichaux (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity of ladder determinantal ideals via Grothendieck polynomials |

16:00 - 16:30 | Federico Castillo (Universidad Católica de Chile), When are multidegrees positive? |

16:30 - 17:00 | Iva Halacheva (Northeastern University), Restricting Schubert classes, puzzles, and Lagrangian correspondences |

Tuesday December 7 | |

13:30 - 14:30 | José González (University of California, Riverside), The Fulton-MacPherson compactification is not a Mori dream space |

14:30 - 15:00 | Sean Griffin (University of California Davis), Slide rules and tournaments for $\omega$ and $\psi$ class products on $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ |

15:30 - 16:00 | Andy Fry (Pacific College), Moduli Spaces of Rational Graphically Stable Curves |

16:00 - 16:30 | Shiyue Li (Brown University), Simple connectivity and intersection theory of moduli spaces of tropical weighted stable curves |

Commutative Algebra | |

Org: Susan Cooper (Manitoba) and Sarah Mayes-Tang (Toronto) | |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:20 | Chris Francisco (Oklahoma State University), Unique sets of graded Betti numbers and forbidden cancellations |

10:20 - 10:40 | Ashwini Bhat (Kennesaw State University), Invariants of Q-Borel Ideals |

10:40 - 11:00 | Benjamin Noteboom (North Dakota State University), Decompositions of Symbolic Powers |

14:00 - 14:20 | Sankhaneel Bisui (University of Manitoba), Containment and Lower Bounds on Waldschmidt Constant |

14:20 - 14:40 | Craig Kohne (McMaster University), The Waldschmidt constant for some monomial ideals |

14:40 - 15:00 | Brian Harbourne (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), The concept of geproci subsets of P3 |

15:00 - 15:30 | Question and Answer Period |

EDI Forum | |

Org: Habiba Kadiri (Lethbridge) and Monica Nevins (Ottawa) | |

Friday December 3 | |

13:00 - 14:00 | Malabika Pramanik (UBC), EDI-positive programming: a perspective |

Saturday December 4 | |

14:00 - 15:00 | David A. Pike (Memorial), A conversation about equity, diversity and inclusion |

Sunday December 5 | |

16:00 - 17:00 | David Goldberg (Purdue), An Overview of the Math Alliance |

Monday December 6 | |

17:00 - 18:00 | Rosalie Belanger-Rioux (McGill), The definition of a mathematician |

Tuesday December 7 | |

16:00 - 17:00 | Mary-Catherine Kropinski (SFU), Academic Leadership Roles in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Sciences: A Mathematician’s Perspective |

Galois representations and L-functions | |

Org: Antonio Lei (Laval) and Giovanni Rosso (Concordia) | |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Giada Grossi (Sorbonne Paris Nord), $p$-BSD and Iwasawa theory at Eisenstein primes |

10:30 - 11:00 | Rob Rockwood (Warwick), Plus/Minus p-adic L-functions for GL(2n) |

14:00 - 14:30 | Sean Howe (Utah), Slope classicality and completed cohomology |

14:30 - 15:00 | Ashay Burungale (Caltech), An even parity instance of the Goldfeld conjecture |

15:00 - 15:30 | Anwesh Ray (UBC), Iwasawa theory and congruences for the symmetric square of a modular form |

Tuesday December 7 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | James Newton (Oxford), Killing ramification and a relative modularity lifting theorem. |

10:30 - 11:00 | Juan Esteban Rodriguez Camargo (ENS Lyon), Hodge-Tate decompositions for Siegel varieties |

11:00 - 11:30 | Oscar Rivero (Warwick), ARTIN FORMALISM AND EULER SYSTEMS |

13:30 - 14:00 | Rebecca Bellovin (University of Glasgow), Modularity of trianguline Galois representations |

14:00 - 14:30 | Chi-Yun Hsu (UCLA), Overconvergent generalized eigenforms associated to a critical CM form |

14:30 - 15:00 | Maria Fox (Oregon), Supersingular Loci of Unitary Shimura Varieties |

15:30 - 16:00 | Antonio Cauchi (Concordia), Quaternionic diagonal cycles and explicit reciprocity laws |

Geometric Tomography and Microlocal Analysis | |

Org: Suresh Eswarathasan (Dalhousiie) and Alina Stancu (Concordia) | |

Friday December 3 | |

13:00 - 13:40 | François Monard (UC Santa Cruz), Sampling issues for the X-ray transform on simple surfaces |

13:50 - 14:30 | Gaik Ambartsoumian (U. of Texas at Arlington), Inversion and Symmetries of the Star Transform |

14:40 - 15:20 | Yiran Wang (Emory U.), Microlocal analysis in cosmological X-ray tomography |

15:30 - 16:10 | Jie Xiao (Memorial), $L^p$-Uncertainty Principle from Fractional Schrödinger Equation |

16:20 - 17:00 | Sergii Myroshnychenko (University of Alberta), On the recognition of polyhedra |

17:10 - 17:50 | Dmitry Ryabogin (Kent State University), On an equichordal property of a pair of convex bodies |

Saturday December 4 | |

9:30 - 10:10 | Venkateshwaran Krishnan (Tata Inst. Bangalore, India), Higher order Reshetnyak formulas for the ray transform of symmetric tensor fields in Sobolev spaces |

10:20 - 11:00 | Deping Ye (Memorial), The $L_p$ Brunn-Minkowski theory for C-coconvex sets |

14:00 - 14:40 | Allan Greenleaf (U. Rochester, USA), Sobolev estimates for multilinear Radon transforms via partition optimization |

14:50 - 15:30 | Todd Quinto (Tufts U), Microlocal analysis of Fourier Integral Operators in scattering tomography |

15:40 - 16:20 | Joey Zou (UC Santa Cruz), The Travel Time Tomography Problem for Transversely Isotropic Elastic Media |

16:30 - 17:10 | Alex Koldobsky (University of Missouri), Inequalities for the Radon transform on convex sets |

17:20 - 18:00 | Maria Alfonseca (North Dakota State U), Solutions to the 5th and 8th Busemann-Petty problems near the ball |

Sunday December 5 | |

14:00 - 14:40 | Andras Vasy (Stanford University), The inverse problem for the geodesic X-ray transform |

14:50 - 15:30 | Evangelie Zachos (Stanford University) |

15:40 - 16:20 | Raluca Felea (Rochester Instiute of Technology), Microlocal analysis of the dense array borehole seismic data |

16:30 - 17:10 | Kateryna Tatarko (Waterloo University), $L_p$ Steiner formula and its coefficients |

Geometry and representation theory around quotients (mini-session) | |

Org: Lisa Jeffrey (Toronto) and Steven Rayan (Saskatchewan) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 11:00 | Eloise Hamilton (Cambridge), An overview of Non-Reductive Geometric Invariant Theory and its applications |

14:30 - 15:30 | Peter Crooks (Northeastern), Symplectic reduction along a subvariety |

16:00 - 17:00 | Elana Kalashnikov (Waterloo), An analogue of Greene--Plessar mirror symmetry for the Grassmannian |

17:00 - 18:00 | Jenna Rajchgot (McMaster), Symmetric quivers and symmetric varieties |

Graph Searching | |

Org: Nancy Clarke (Acadia University), Margaret-Ellen Messinger (Mount Allison University) and Bojan Mohar (Simon Fraser University) | |

Monday December 6 | |

14:30 - 15:00 | Melissa Huggan (Mount Allison University), Efficiently locating an invisible adversary |

15:00 - 15:30 | Nancy Clarke (Acadia University), On the Hyperopic Cops and Robber Game |

16:00 - 16:30 | Gary MacGillivray (University of Victoria), Eternal Roman Domination in Trees |

16:30 - 17:00 | Erin Meger (Concordia University), Distanced Eternal Domination on Graphs |

17:00 - 17:30 | Seyyed Aliasghar Hosseini (Simon Fraser University), Meyniel’s conjecture on graphs of bounded degree |

Tuesday December 7 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Bojan Mohar (Simon Fraser University), Cops and Robbers on geodesic spaces |

10:30 - 11:00 | Vesna Iršič (Simon Fraser University), Winning vs. catching in the game of Cops and Robber on manifolds |

11:00 - 11:30 | Anthony Bonato (Ryerson University), New and improved bounds on the burning number of a graph |

14:00 - 14:30 | Boting Yang (University of Regina), A Linear-Time Algorithm for the One-Visibility Cop Number of Trees |

14:30 - 15:00 | Stephen Finbow (St. Francis Xavier University), Eternal Domination of Grid Graphs |

Graph Theory and its Applications | |

Org: Sinan Aksoy (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Nicole Eikmeier (Grinnell College) and Stephen J. Young (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) | |

Sunday December 5 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Esmeralda Năstase (Xavier University), Graphs, Codes, and Compressed Sensing |

14:30 - 15:00 | Philip Chodrow (UCLA), Nonbacktracking Spectral Clustering of Nonuniform Hypergraphs |

15:00 - 15:30 | Nikita Deniskin (Scuola Normale Superiore), Vertex distinction and interlacing with subgraph centrality |

16:00 - 16:30 | Ilya Amburg (Cornell University), Localization in harmonic vectors of simplicial complexes |

16:30 - 17:00 | Dina Mistry (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Modeling the spread and impact of COVID-19 in contact networks |

17:00 - 17:30 | Rebecca Jones (Brigham Young University), Predicting Roles in Dynamic Social Networks |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Valerie Poulin (Tutte Institute for Mathematics and Computing), Evaluating Graph Clustering Algorithms: Beware! |

10:30 - 11:00 | Sophie Spirkl (Waterloo), New results on polynomial $\chi$-boundedness |

14:00 - 14:30 | Giovanni Petri (ISI Institute), Social contagion and norm emergence on simplicial complexes and hypergraphs |

14:30 - 15:00 | Jenna Pope (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Geometric learning for sampling atomic conformations |

15:00 - 15:30 | Nicholas Landry (University of Colorado, Boulder), Hypergraph assortativity: A dynamical systems perspective |

16:00 - 16:30 | Mari Kawakatsu (Princeton), Emergence of hierarchy in networked endorsement dynamics |

16:30 - 17:00 | Christian Gaetz (MIT), The hull metric, linear extensions, and Cayley graphs of Coxeter groups |

17:00 - 17:30 | Sandip Roy (Washington State University/ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Algebraic Graph Theory Techniques for Resilience in Critical Infrastructures |

Group Theory and Low Dimensional Topology | |

Org: Adam Clay (University of Manitoba) and Dale Rolfsen (University of British Columbia) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Allison Moore (Virginia Commonwealth University), Cosmetic crossings, cosmetic surgery and Conway spheres |

16:30 - 17:00 | Idrissa Ba (Manitoba), Circular orderability and 3-manifolds |

17:00 - 17:30 | Chenxi Wu (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Fibered cones and stable translation lengths on sphere graphs |

17:30 - 18:00 | Dror Bar-Natan (Toronto), Kashaev’s Signature Conjecture |

Sunday December 5 | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Beibei Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology), Four manifolds with no smooth spines |

16:30 - 17:00 | Antonio Alfieri (Université du Québec à Montréal), Instanton Floer homology of almost-rational plumbings |

17:00 - 17:30 | Jonathan Johnson (Oklahoma State University), Bi-Orderability Techniques and Double Twist Links |

17:30 - 18:00 | Tyrone Ghaswala (Université du Québec à Montréal), Covers and mapping class groups of orbifolds |

Monday December 6 | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Liam Watson (UBC), Symmetry \& Mutation |

16:30 - 17:00 | Thomas Koberda (University of Virginia), Hamiltonicity of graphs through cohomology of right-angled Artin groups |

17:00 - 17:30 | Bojun Zhao (University of Buffalo), Left orderability, foliations, and transverse $(\pi_1,\mathbb{R})$ structures for $3$-manifolds with sphere boundary |

17:30 - 18:00 | Sina Abbasi (University of Toronto), A Combinatorial Proof that Classical Knots Embed in Virtual Knots |

Tuesday December 7 | |

9:00 - 9:30 | Claudius Zibrowius (University of Regensburg), Rasmussen invariants |

9:30 - 10:00 | Tye Lidman (North Carolina State University), Satellite operations and concordance homomorphisms |

10:00 - 10:30 | Cameron Gordon (University of Texas at Austin), The ADE Conjecture for links |

10:30 - 11:00 | Steve Boyer (Université du Québec à Montréal), The $ADE$ conjecture for hyperbolic links |

11:00 - 11:30 | Hannah Turner (Georgia Tech), Fractional Dehn twists and left-orders on mapping class groups |

Harmonic analysis and fractal geometry | |

Org: Malabika Praminak (UBC) and Alexia Yavicoli | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ville Suomala (University of Oulu), Fractal percolation, points, and lines |

10:20 - 11:00 | Vjekoslav Kovač (University of Zagreb), Density theorems for anisotropic point configurations |

14:00 - 14:40 | Michael Hochman (The Hebrew University), Fractal methods in equidistribution |

14:40 - 15:00 | Marina Iliopoulou (University of Kent), Sharp $L^p$ estimates for oscillatory integral operators of arbitrary signature |

16:00 - 16:40 | Suresh Eswarathasan (Dalhousie University), Fractal uncertainty principle for discrete Cantor sets for random alphabets |

16:40 - 17:20 | Hong Wang (UCLA), Distance sets spanned by sets of dimension d/2 |

17:20 - 17:40 | Krystal Taylor (The Ohio State University), Newhouse Thickness and Falconer-type problems |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:20 | Jonathan Fraser (University of St. Andrews), Assouad dimension of distance sets |

10:20 - 10:40 | Jennifer Duncan (University of Birmingham), Some Global Results on Nonlinear Brascamp-Lieb Inequalities |

10:40 - 11:00 | Lenka Slavikova (Charles University), Local bounds for singular Brascamp-Lieb forms with cubical structure |

14:00 - 14:20 | Benjamin Bruce (University of British Columbia), Scale-invariant restriction estimates for some hyperbolic surfaces |

14:20 - 14:40 | Galia Dafni (Concordia University), Inhomogeneous cancellation conditions and Calderón–Zygmund type operators on local Hardy spaces |

14:40 - 15:00 | Francesco Di Plinio (Washington University), Maximal Subspace Averages |

16:00 - 16:40 | Joshua Zahl (University of British Columbia), The dimension of exceptional parameters for nonlinear projections, and the discretized Elekes-Rónyai theorem. |

16:40 - 17:20 | Dominique Maldague (MIT), Small cap decoupling for the cone in $\mathbb{R}^3$ |

17:20 - 17:40 | Eyvindur Palsson (Virginia Tech), Triangles and the triangle averaging operator |

History and Philosophy of Mathematics | |

Org: Maritza Branker (Niagara) and Nicolas Fillion (Simon Fraser University) | |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Pierre Joray (Université de Rennes) |

10:30 - 11:00 | Mario Bacelar Valente (Pablo de Olavide University), Geometric cognition: a hub-and-spoke model of geometric concepts |

16:00 - 16:30 | Amy Ackerberg-Hastings (Independent Scholar), HoM Toolbox: Historiography and Methodology for Mathematicians |

16:30 - 17:00 | Tom Archibald (Simon Fraser University) |

17:00 - 17:30 | Conor Mayo-Wilson (University of Washington, Seattle), Expectation and Fairness in Huygens' "Value of All Chances" |

17:30 - 18:00 | David Orenstein (Independent Scholar), The Mathematical Sciences at the December 1921 Toronto Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Dora Musielak (University of Texas at Arlington), The Marquise, the Philosopher, and the Mathematician: Debate over Newtonian and Leibnizian Ideas |

10:30 - 11:00 | Rob Corless (Western University) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Marissa Bennett (University of Toronto), Non-trivial Automorphism and the Metaphysics of Quantity |

16:30 - 17:00 | Tom Donaldson (Simon Fraser University), Abstraction and Modality |

17:00 - 17:30 | Maryam Vulis (St John's University/Norwalk CC), William Friedman’s Contributions to American Cryptology. |

17:30 - 18:00 | James Franklin (University of South Wales), Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics |

In-host Modelling of COVID-19 | |

Org: Sajjad Ghaemi (National Research Council), Jane Heffeman (York) and James Ooi (National Research Council) | |

Friday December 3 | |

13:30 - 14:00 | Ashish Goyal |

14:00 - 14:30 | James Ooi, Mathematical modelling of COVID-19 vaccine-induced immune response |

14:30 - 15:00 | Thomas Hillen, Personalized virus-load curves for acute viral infections |

15:30 - 16:00 | Chapin Korosec, Long-term durability of immune responses to the BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 vaccines based on dosage, age and sex |

16:00 - 16:30 | Morgan Craig, Quantitative approaches to understanding immunological heterogeneity in COVID-19 |

Indigenizing University Mathematics | |

Org: Dr. Naomi Borwein (Windsor), Dr. Florence Glanfield (Alberta) and Dr. Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser) | |

Tuesday December 7 | |

9:00 - 10:25 | Intro: Edward Doolittle, Hannes Edinger, Robert Megginson, with Florence Glanfield, Themes and Conversations: Indigenizing University Mathematics |

10:30 - 11:00 | Henry Fowler (Navajo Institute for Technology) |

11:00 - 11:30 | Shawn Desaulniers (University of Alberta), It Takes A Community To Raise A Scholar |

13:30 - 14:00 | Kori Czuy (University of Calgary), Protocols of Indigenous Mathematics |

14:00 - 14:30 | Melania Alvarez (University of British Columbia), Breaking cycles and Barriers |

14:30 - 15:00 | Broderick Causley (McGill University), Weaving Indigenous Pedagogy and Heutagogy into a Mathematics Course |

15:30 - 16:00 | Belin Tsinnajinnie (Santa Fe Community College), Identifying and Disrupting Settler Colonialism in Mathematics |

16:00 - 16:30 | Kamuela Yong (University of Hawaii), Incorporating Hawaiian knowledge, way of life, and language in math |

16:30 - 17:00 | Michael Donovan (Macquarie University), What does it mean to Indigenize university mathematics? |

17:00 - 17:30 | Final Panel: Naomi Borwein, Edward Doolittle, Florence Glanfield, and Veselin Jungic, Looking Forward: Imagining Indigenizing University Mathematics |

Let's replace Calculus with calculus | |

Org: Andrijana Burazin (University of Toronto Mississauga), Lauren DeDieu (University of Calgary), Miroslav Lovric (McMaster University) and Peter Taylor (Queen's) | |

Sunday December 5 | |

14:05 - 14:35 | Brian Silverman (MIT) |

14:35 - 14:55 | Darja Barr (Manitoba), Satisfaculus: Teaching Calculus for Student Empowerment |

14:55 - 15:15 | Andie Burazin and Lauren DeDieu (UTM and Calgary), Teaching Calculus: New Objectives |

16:05 - 16:25 | Richelle Marynowski (Lethbridge), Is there a difference between teaching Calculus and learning calculus? |

16:25 - 16:45 | Miroslav Lovric (McMaster), Old Ideas Might be New New Ideas |

16:45 - 17:05 | Rebecca Carter and Julie Jenkins (Queen’s) |

Mathematical Foundations of Machine Learning | |

Org: Ben Adcock (Simon Fraser University) and Simone Brugiapaglia (Concordia) | |

Friday December 3 | |

13:00 - 13:30 | Claire Boyer (Sorbonne), Some ways of missing data handling in machine learning |

13:30 - 14:00 | Axel Flinth (Chalmers University of Technology), A universal rotation equivariant and permutation invariant neural network architecture |

14:00 - 14:30 | Nick Dexter (Simon Fraser), Improving efficiency of deep learning approaches for scientific machine learning |

14:30 - 15:00 | Bamdad Hosseini (Washington), Solving nonlinear PDEs with Gaussian Processes |

15:30 - 16:00 | Giang Tran (Waterloo), Adaptive Group Lasso for Time-Dependent Data |

16:00 - 16:30 | Aaron Berk (Concordia), Sensitivity to parameter selection for LASSO programs |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Alex Bihlo (Memorial), A multi-model physics-informed neural network approach for solving the shallow-water equations on the sphere |

10:30 - 11:00 | Laura Thesing (LMU Munich), Which networks can be learned by an algorithm? – Expressivity meets Turing in Deep Learning |

14:00 - 14:30 | Shai Ben-David (Waterloo), Models of statistical learning and their learnability characterizing dimensions |

14:30 - 15:00 | Soledad Villar (Johns Hopkins), Equivariant machine learning structured like classical physics |

16:00 - 16:30 | Courtney Paquette (McGill), SGD in the Large: Average-case Analysis, Asymptotics, and Stepsize Criticality |

16:30 - 17:00 | Aukosh Jagannath (Waterloo), Online SGD on non-convex losses from high-dimensional inference |

Mathematics and Mathematics Education: Two Communities in Conversation | |

Org: Veselin Jungic and Rina Zazkis (Simon Fraser University) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:30 - 11:00 | Kseniya Garaschuk (University Of Fraser Valley), Two sides of a coin |

11:00 - 11:30 | Xiaoheng Kitty Yan (University of Toronto), Advanced Mathematics for Teachers: Vision and Considerations of Mathematicians |

14:00 - 14:30 | Andrew Kercher (Simon Fraser University), Designing and Implementing Lessons That Connect Undergraduate Mathematics to Secondary Teaching |

14:30 - 15:00 | Andie Burazin (UTM), In the middle … |

15:00 - 15:30 | Lauren DeDieu and A. Paulino Preciado Babb (University of Calgary), Inside Mathematics: An Undergraduate Course for Mathematicians and Educators |

16:00 - 16:30 | Igor' Kontorovich (University of Auckland), Not just conversing but dialogically engaging with each other |

16:30 - 17:00 | Ami Mamolo (Ontario Tech University), Collaborative Adventures in OER Design for Undergraduate Mathematics |

17:00 - 17:30 | Brian Forrest (University of Waterloo), Mathematicians Engaging with Teachers: The Master of Mathematics for Teachers Program |

17:30 - 18:00 | Rina Zazkis and Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University), Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators: Conversation Continues |

Mathematics of Digital Communications | |

Org: Jonathan Jedwab, Shuxing Li and Petr Lisonek (Simon Fraser) | |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Claude Carlet (University of Paris VIII), Revisiting some results on Almost Perfect Nonlinear functions |

10:30 - 11:00 | Gohar Kyureghyan (University of Rostock), New and old insights on APN maps |

14:00 - 14:30 | Lilya Budaghyan (University of Bergen), On isotopisms of commutative semifields |

14:30 - 15:00 | Doug Stinson (University of Waterloo), Generalizations of All-or-Nothing Transforms |

15:00 - 15:30 | Nina Bindel (University of Waterloo), Post-quantum cryptography: faster, smaller, harder? |

16:00 - 16:30 | Daniel Panario (Carleton University), Towards constant-time probabilistic root finding for code-based cryptography |

16:30 - 17:00 | Thaís Idalino (Federal University of Santa Catarina), Modification-Tolerant Signature Schemes |

Tuesday December 7 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Antonia Wachter-Zeh (Technical University of Munich), Function-Correcting Codes |

10:30 - 11:00 | Yue Zhou (National University of Defense Technology), Perfect and almost perfect linear Lee codes |

11:00 - 11:30 | Tor Helleseth (University of Bergen), Correlation of m-sequences and their applications |

13:30 - 14:00 | Tuvi Etzion (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology), Diameter Perfect Codes |

14:00 - 14:30 | Moshe Schwartz (Ben-Gurion University), The Generalized Covering Radii of Linear Codes |

14:30 - 15:00 | Simeon Ball (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), Hermitian self-orthogonal codes |

15:30 - 16:00 | Alfred Wassermann (University of Bayreuth), Linear Codes from q-analogues in Design Theory |

16:00 - 16:30 | Guang Gong (University of Waterloo), M-sequences and complete complementary codes |

16:30 - 17:00 | Emina Soljanin (Rutgers University), Multiple Concurrent (Local) Data Access with Codes |

Non-local PDEs in Biological Modelling | |

Org: Dr. Thomas Hillen (Alberta) | |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Raluca Eftimie (University of Franche-Comté), Pattern formation in nonlocal mathematical models for cancer invasion |

10:30 - 11:00 | Jimmy Garnier (University of Savoy Mont Blanc - Chambery), Evolutionary dynamics of populations : nonlocal PDEs approaches |

14:00 - 14:30 | Angela Stevens (University of Münster), Attractive-Repulsive Interactions |

14:30 - 15:00 | Valeria Giunta (The University of Sheffield), Calculating the stable steady states of multispecies non-local advection-diffusion models using energy functionals |

15:00 - 15:30 | Florian Patout (Avignon Université), Ancestral lineages in mutation selection equilibria with moving optimum |

16:00 - 16:30 | Rishabh Gvalani (Max Planck Institute), The McKean–Vlasov equation on the torus: Stationary solutions, phase transitions, and mountain passes. |

16:30 - 17:00 | Vitali Vougalter (University of Toronto), Solvability of some integro-differential equations with drift |

17:00 - 17:30 | Andreas Buttenschoen (University of British Columbia), Non-Local Cell Adhesion Models: Symmetries and Bifurcations in 1-D |

17:30 - 18:00 | Razvan Fetecau (SFU), Collective behaviour with intrinsic interactions on Riemannian manifolds |

Panel: Some snapshots of Women in Mathematical History | |

Org: Maritza Branker (Niagara) and Nicolas Fillion (SFU) | |

Tuesday December 7 | |

11:30 - 13:30 | Maritza M. Branker (Niagara University), Black American Women Mathematicians: Past and Present |

11:30 - 13:30 | David E. Dunning (University of Oxford) |

11:30 - 13:30 | Margaret Stawiska-Friedland (Mathematical Reviews), Women mathematicians with PhD in the interwar Poland |

Recent advancement in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations | |

Org: Lia Bronsard (McMaster University) and Lorena Aguirre Salazar (VSU) | |

Monday December 6 | |

16:00 - 16:30 | Xinyang Lu (Lakehead Univ), Estimates on a convex singular potential for nematic liquid crystals |

16:30 - 17:00 | Lee van Brussel (McMaster Univ), An orthogonality condition for minimizers of a Ginzburg-Landau functional |

17:00 - 17:30 | Ihsan Topaloglu (VCU), Riesz-type inequalities and overdetermined problems for triangles and quadrilaterals |

17:30 - 18:00 | Chong Wang (WLU), Modeling and Analysis of Patterns in Multi-Constituent Systems with Long Range Interaction |

Tuesday December 7 | |

13:30 - 14:00 | Szymon Sobieszek (McMaster University), Ground states in the energy-supercritical Gross-Pitaevskii equation with a harmonic potential |

14:00 - 14:30 | Pritpal Matharu (McMaster Univ), PDE Optimization for Theoretical and Computational Turbulence Problems |

14:30 - 15:00 | Yurij Salmaniw (Univ of Alberta), Habitat Loss: Bridging the gap between habitat degradation and habitat destruction in a competitive reaction-diffusion system |

15:30 - 16:00 | Andrew Colinet (McMaster Univ), Solutions of the Ginzburg-Landau equations with vorticity concentrating near a nondegenerate geodesic |

16:00 - 16:30 | Lorena Aguirre Salazar (VSU), On TFDW-type models and an Ohta-Kawasaki model |

16:30 - 17:00 | Raghav Venkatraman (Courant Inst), Least Wasserstein Distance Between Disjoint Shapes With Perimeter Regularization |

Recent Developments in Complex Geometry and Geometric Analysis | |

Org: Albert Chau and Sebastien Picard (UBC) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Alexandra Otiman (University of Florence), New constructions in non-Kähler toric geometry |

10:30 - 11:00 | Michael Albanese (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), The Yamabe Invariant of Complex Surfaces |

14:00 - 14:30 | Julien Keller (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), Constant scalar curvature Kähler cone metrics |

14:30 - 15:00 | Spiro Karigiannis (University of Waterloo), Variational characterization of certain calibrated submanifolds |

15:00 - 15:30 | Jingyi Chen (UBC), Stability of the fibres of Hopf surfaces as harmonic maps and minimal surfaces |

16:00 - 16:30 | Freid Tong (Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications), Uniform estimates for complex Monge-Ampere equations |

16:30 - 17:00 | Daren Cheng (U Waterloo), Existence of constant mean curvature 2-spheres |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Man Chun Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), continuous metrics and scalar curvature |

10:30 - 11:00 | Yury Ustinovsky (Lehigh University), Variational approach to the steady Generalized Kähler-Ricci solitons |

14:00 - 14:30 | Tristan Collins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), SYZ mirror symmetry for some Calabi-Yau surface pairs |

14:30 - 15:00 | Chao Ming Lin (University of California Irvine), The deformed Hermitian—Yang—Mills equation, the family of C-subsolutions, and the solvability |

15:00 - 15:30 | Ronan Conlon (University of Texas Dallas), K\"ahler-Ricci solitons |

16:00 - 16:30 | Bin Guo (Rutgers University Newark), Stability estimates for the complex Monge-Ampere and Hessian equations |

16:30 - 17:00 | Sisi Shen (Columbia University), A Chern-Calabi flow on Hermitian Manifolds |

Spatial Dynamics of Evolution Systems in Ecology and Epidemiology | |

Org: Drs. Yu Jin (Nebraska-Lincoln), Shuwen Xue (Memorial) and Dr. Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Mark Lewis (University of Alberta), Mathematical models for the neutral genetics of changing populations |

10:30 - 11:00 | Shigui Ruan (The University of Miami), Modeling the Growth, Invasion and Competition of Aedes Mosquitoes in Florida |

14:00 - 14:30 | Xingfu Zou (University of Western Ontario), Evolution and adaptation of anti-predation response of prey in a two-patchy environment |

14:30 - 15:00 | Adrian Lam (Ohio State University), Asymptotic spreading of KPP reactive fronts in heterogeneous shifting environments |

15:00 - 15:30 | Aijun Zhang (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), A Discrete-time Predator-Prey Model with Selection and Mutation |

16:00 - 16:30 | Wenxian Shen (Auburn University), Population dynamics under climate change: persistence criterion and effects of fluctuations |

16:30 - 17:00 | Kunquan Lan (X University), Fixed point index theory for r-nowhere normal-outward compact maps and logistic type population models |

17:00 - 17:30 | Hao Wang (University of Alberta), A new free boundary problem |

17:30 - 18:00 | Zhongwei Shen (University of Alberta), Spreading speeds in random environments |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Junping Shi (College of William and Mary), Spatial movement with diffusion and memory-based self-diffusion and cross-diffusion |

10:30 - 11:00 | Lei Zhang (Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, China), Propagation dynamics of reaction-diffusion equations in a time-heterogeneous shifting environment |

14:00 - 14:30 | Yuming Chen (Wilfrid Laurier University), Global dynamics of a diffusive SEICR HCV model with nonlinear incidences |

14:30 - 15:00 | Xueying Wang (Washington State University), Target reproduction numbers for reaction-diffusion population models |

15:00 - 15:30 | Xiangsheng Wang (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Global analysis of a viral infection model with cell-to-cell transmission and immune chemokines |

16:00 - 16:30 | Xiaoxia Xie (Idaho State University), Modeling the transmission dynamics of dengue in the presence of Wolbachia with delay differential euquations |

16:30 - 17:00 | Rachidi Salako (University of Nevada), On the effect of lowering population's movement to control the spread of an infectious disease |

17:00 - 17:30 | Chayu Yang (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Basic reproduction numbers for a class of reaction-diffusion epidemic models |

17:30 - 18:00 | Marco Tosato (York University), A Patchy Model for Tick-borne Disease Spread with Patch-Specific Developmental Delays |

Monday December 6 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Frithjof Lutscher (University of Ottawa), Population dynamics in fragmented landscapes: models, results, and future challenges |

10:30 - 11:00 | Jian Fang (Harbin Institute of Technology, China), Optimal dispersal strategy for a stage-structured alien species in periodic discrete habitat |

14:00 - 14:30 | Elena Braverman (University of Calgary), On the interplay of harvesting and various diffusion strategies for spatially heterogeneous populations |

14:30 - 15:00 | Lin Wang (University of New Brunswick), Effects of intraguild prey dispersal driven by intraguild predator-avoidance on species coexistence |

15:00 - 15:30 | Tahir Bachar Issa (San Jose State University), Pointwise persistence in full chemotaxis models with logistic source on bounded heterogeneous environments |

16:00 - 16:30 | Chunhua Ou (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Determinacy of the Single Spreading Speed or Multiple Spreading Speeds for a Cooperative Lotka-Volterra System |

16:30 - 17:00 | Ming Mei (Champlain College-Saint-Lambert), Sharper traveling waves for degenerate Burgers equations with time-delay |

17:00 - 17:30 | Shuwen Xue (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Persistence, spreading speeds and forced waves of Parabolic–Elliptic Chemotaxis models in shifting environments |

Student Research Talks | |

Org: Alexandra Kirillova | |

Sunday December 5 | |

14:00 - 14:30 | Thomas Pender (University of Lethbridge) |

14:30 - 15:00 | Tian Wang (University of Illinois at Chicago) |

15:00 - 15:30 | Benoit Corsini (McGill University) |

16:00 - 16:30 | Felix Baril Boudreau (University of Western Ontario) |

16:30 - 17:00 | Becca Bonham-Carter (University of British Columbia) |

Variational Analysis: Applications and Theory | |

Org: Walaa Moursi and Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 5 | |

10:00 - 10:30 | Xinxin Li (University of Waterloo), A Restricted Dual Peaceman-Rachford Splitting Method for a Strengthened DNN Relaxation for QAP |

10:30 - 11:00 | Jiyoung Im (University of Waterloo), Robust Interior Point Methods for Quantum Key Rate Computation for Quantum Key Distribution |

14:00 - 14:30 | Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo), A Strengthened Barvinok-Pataki Bound on SDP Rank |

14:30 - 15:00 | Dominique Orban (GERAD and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal), A proximal quasi-Newton trust-region method for nonsmooth regularized optimization |

15:00 - 15:30 | Matthias Takouda (Laurentian University), Rankings and Doubly Stochastic Matrices |

16:00 - 16:30 | Hao Hu (Clemson University), The Linearization Problem Of A Binary Quadratic Problem And its Applications |

16:30 - 17:00 | Minh Bui (University of Waterloo), A Decomposition Method for Solving Multicommodity Network Equilibria |

17:00 - 17:30 | Zhenan Fan (University of British Columbia), Polar deconvolution of mixed signals |

Variational Analysis: Theory and Applications | |

Org: Heinz Bauschke and Xianfu Wang (UBC Kelowna) | |

Saturday December 4 | |

10:30 - 11:00 | Hui Ouyang (University of British Columbia Okanagan), Weak and strong convergence of generalized proximal point algorithms |

14:00 - 14:30 | Jon Vanderwerff (La Sierra University), Uniformly Monotone Operators on Hilbert Spaces |

14:30 - 15:00 | Walaa Moursi (University of Waterloo), Uniformly monotone operators and their reflected resolvents |

15:00 - 15:30 | Theo Bendit (University of British Columbia Okanagan), Doubleton Projections in Real Hilbert Spaces |

16:00 - 16:30 | Shambhavi Singh (University of British Columbia Okanagan), Projecting onto rectangular matrices with prescribed row and column sums |

16:30 - 17:00 | Manish Krishan Lal (University of British Columbia Okanagan), Directional asymptotics of Fej\'er monotone sequences |

17:00 - 17:30 | Ziyuan Wang (University of British Columbia Okanagan), The Malitsky-Tam forward-reflected-backward splitting method for nonconvex problems |

17:30 - 18:00 | Matthew Saurette (Waterloo), On the convergence of Douglas-Rachford method for inconsistent optimization problems. |