2021 CMS Winter Meeting

Ottawa, June 7 - 11, 2021

All scientific sessions will take place online.
**Please note all times are in Eastern Standard Time.
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- "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. |