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Conference Schedule

Friday, August 9th


12:00pm - 1:45pm     Registration & Welcome

12:00nn  
MW 154  
Registration:   Conference Room MW 154
  Across from reception desk of Math Tower (231 W 18th Ave)
12:00nn  
SO 100  
Refreshments:  Large Conference Room SO 100
  First floor of Scott Lab (201 W 19th Ave)
1:10pm  
SO 100  
Welcome Address:   Peter March -- Divisional Dean, Natural and Mathematical Sciences
            


  1:45pm - 3:15pm     Student Talks   (I)

Session: I-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Prof. Steven Miller
1:45pm 
SO 004  
On the Classification of W-Measurably Sensitive Transformations
David Stevens & Anthony Sanchez
Williams College
2:15pm 
SO 004  
Generalized Composition in Cubic Fields
Kevin Schwarz & Melissa L Zhang
Mount Holyoke College
2:45pm 
SO 004  
A Generalization of Fibonacci Far-Difference Representations and Gaussian Behavior
Philippe Demontigny & Thao T Do
Williams College


Session: I-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Prof. Christino Tamon
1:45pm 
SO 024  
Line-of-Sight Pursuit in a Monotone Polygon
Lindsay R Berry & Alana D Shine
IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications)
2:15pm 
SO 024  
Distribution of Summands in Generalized Zeckendorf Decompositions
Umang Varma & Archit Kulkarni
Williams College
2:45pm 
SO 024  
Iterated Function Systems and Fractal Deformation
Nishant Nangia
University of Illinois Urbana


Session: I-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Prof. Sam Payne
1:45pm 
SO 040  
Tutte Polynomial of Signed Graphs and its Categorification
Andrew Krieger & Ben G O'Connor
Ohio State University
2:15pm 
SO 040  
Combinatorial Brill-Noether Theory on Finite Graphs
Timothy Leake
Yale University
2:45pm 
SO 040  
Brill-Noether theory of smooth curves on toric surfaces
Geoffrey D Smith
Yale University


3:15pm - 3:45pm     Coffee & Refreshments

Short break in Scott Lab foyer (lower level)

Registration continues in MW 154



  3:45pm - 4:45pm     Student Talks   (II)

Session: II-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Prof. Steven Miller
3:45pm 
SO 004  
Generalizing the Notion of Stability for Polygonal Billiard Trajectories
Alex C Becker
University of Chicago
4:15pm 
SO 004  
Benford Behavior of Dependent Random Variables
Taylor C Corcoran & Jaclyn D Porfilio
Williams College


Session: II-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Prof. Ugur Abdulla
3:45pm 
SO 024  
Fine Classification of Minimal Orbits of the Continuous Endomorphisms and Universality in Chaos
Almas U. Abdulla & Rashad U. Abdulla
Florida Institute of Technology
4:15pm 
SO 024  
From Quantum Chaos to the Riemann Zeta Function
Xian (Carrie) Wu
Texas A\&M University


Session: II-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Prof. Christino Tamon
3:45pm 
SO 040  
State Transfer on Complex Unit Gain Graphs
Stephen P Cameron
SUNY Potsdam - Clarkson REU
4:15pm 
SO 040  
A Graph Theoretic Analysis of Betweenness Centrality in Networks
Emily G Carter
Rochester Institute of Technology




  5:00pm - 6:00pm     Plenary Talk

5:00pm 
EA 160  
Tug-of-War games and PDEs
Marta Lewicka
University of Pittsburgh


6:30pm - 8:30pm     Dinner in MW 724

Introduction of graduate school representatives (see Sunday morning below)





Saturday, August 10th


7:30am - 9:00am     Breakfast at Hotel
Set up of Posters in Scott Lab hallway (lower level)



  9:30am - 10:30am     Plenary Talk

9:30am 
EA 160  
The Mathematics of Doodling
Ravi Vakil
Stanford University


  10:45am - 12:15pm     Posters Presentations

Scott Lab Hallway (lower level)
On the Convergence of Infinite Exponentials
Dallas L Albritton & Caroline G VanBlargan
Iowa State University
Generic Polynomials for Transitive Subgroups of Degree 8 and 9
Bradley L Burdick
Louisiana State University
Nonexistence of Two Circulant Weighing Matrices of Weight 81
Kyle A Bayes
Wright State University
Second central moments of automorphic L-functions, and the Katz-Sarnak density conjecture
Alan Chang & Minh-Tam Trinh
Williams College
Dynamical properties of the context-free shift
Scott B Conrad
University of Houston
The Geometry of Gauss Sums
Yiwang Chen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
On difference set pairs in abelian groups
Anika Goyal & Abhishek Puri
Wright State University
Orientations that realize zero forcing number and path cover number of underlying graphs
Jason Hu
Iowa State University
Representations of String Links
Benjamin G Letson
Ohio Wesleyan University
New Linear Codes from Constacyclic Codes
John M Murphree
Kenyon College
Effective divisors on moduli spaces of curves with marked points
Morgan Opie
UMass Amherst
Towards a Ratios Conjecture for Automorphic $L$-Functions
Minh-Tam Trinh
Williams College
Continued Fraction Digit Averages and Maclaurin's Inequalities
Jake L Wellens
Williams College


12:15pm - 1:15pm     Poster Session Continued with Lunch


  1:15pm - 2:45pm     Student Talks   (III)

Session: III-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Dr. Adam Berliner
1:15pm 
SO 004  
Newman's Conjecture for Automorphic and Function Field $L$-functions
Alan Chang
Williams College
1:45pm 
SO 004  
Number-Theoretic Random Walks
Natawut Monaikul & Yiwang Chen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:15pm 
SO 004  
Module Bases for Splines with Boundary Conditions
Christina Rapti
Bard College


Session: III-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Prof. Nuh Aydin
1:15pm 
SO 024  
New Bounds on the Bipartite Ramsey Number $b(2,5)$
Alex F Collins & Ethan J Mark
Rochester Institute of Technology
1:45pm 
SO 024  
Sums and Differences of Correlated Random Sets
Thao T Do & Jake L Wellens
Williams College
2:15pm 
SO 024  
More Sums Than Differences Sets in $d$ Dimensions
David Moon & Archit Kulkarni
Williams College


Session: III-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Prof. Sung Song
1:15pm 
SO 040  
Equivalence of Quantum and Homological Lawrence Representations of the Braid Groups
Onyebuchi Ekenta
Ohio Weslyean University
1:45pm 
SO 040  
Orbigraphs: defining a graph theoretic analog to Riemannian orbifolds
Sam Stewart & Colin Gavin
Lewis and Clark College
2:15pm 
SO 040  
Cayley graphs and the groups with non-Cayley-Isomorphism Property
Gregory J Michel & Hannah Turner
Iowa State University




2:45pm - 3:45pm     Coffee & Refreshments
Discussion break, poster displays continue



  3:45pm - 4:45pm     Student Talks   (IV)

Session: IV-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Dr. Giuliana Davidoff
3:45pm 
SO 004  
The Different in Cubic Fields
Anthony J Graves-McCleary & Ben K Breen
Mount Holyoke College
4:15pm 
SO 004  
Planarity conditions for $*$-graphs
Tyler Friesen
Ohio State University


Session: IV-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Prof Ugur Abdulla
3:45pm 
SO 024  
Community detection in graphs based on a generalization of modularity
David F. Mehrle & Amy M. Strosser
Rochester Institute of Technology
4:15pm 
SO 024  
The $n$-Level Density of Dirichlet $L$-Functions
Minh-Tam Trinh
Williams College


Session: IV-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Dr. Adam Berliner
3:45pm 
SO 040  
The Broken Stick Problem with n Pieces
Luvsandondov Lkhamsuren
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4:15pm 
SO 040  
Character Table Method for Calculating Rank of Finite Groups
Dominique F Maldague
Cornell University





  5:10pm - 6:10pm     Plenary Talk


5:10pm 
EA 160  
What is the smallest non-zero integer?
Frank Calegari
Northwestern University



6:30pm - 8:30pm     Dinner in MW 724

Group Photo before dinner in front of Scott Lab.





Sunday, August 11th



7:30am - 9:00am     Student Breakfast at Hotel


8:00am - 9:00am     Mentor Breakfast at Bistro 2110
With discussion of topics related to undergraduate research in mathematics. Chaired by Dr. Craig Jackson



9:30am - 10:45am     Graduate School Orientation
In the 7th floor lounge (MW 724). Question and Answer sesssion on graduate schools with representatives from following institutions:
  • Indiana University: Prof. Matthias Weber
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Dr. Karen Mortensen
  • University of Chicago: Dr. Strom Borman
  • Dartmouth College: Mr. Danny Crytser
  • Oregon State University: Prof. David Finch
  • The Ohio State University: Prof. Thomas Kerler
  • University of Kentucky: Prof. Russell Brown
  • University of Kentucky: Mr. Wesley Hough
  • Florida Institute of Technology: Prof. Ugur Abdulla
  • Yale University: Prof. Sam Payne
  • Stanford University: Prof. Ravi Vakil



  11:00am - 12:30pm     Student Talks   (V)

Session: V-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Dr. Giuliana Davidoff
11:00am 
SO 004  
Dynamic Geometry of Triangles
Claire L Castellano
Amherst College
11:30am 
SO 004  
On the Partial Sum of the Laplacian Eigenvalues of Abstract Simplicial Complexes
Rediet Abebe & Joshua W Pfeffer
University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities
12:00am 
SO 004  
Intersecting Cylinders in Higher Dimensions
Abigail Turner & Ananya Uppal
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Session: V-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Prof. Steven Miller
11:00am 
SO 024  
The Resolution of Cusp Singularities and its Relation to Continued Fraction Expansions
David J Bruce & Molly M Logue
University of Michigan
11:30am 
SO 024  
Polynomials of degree four evaluated on matrices
David A Buzinski
Kent State University
12:00am 
SO 024  
Ordinary Lines and Modular Hyperbolas
Richard Magner
Eastern Conn State Univ


Session: V-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Dr. Tuncay Aktosun
11:00am 
SO 040  
Infinitely many soliton solutions to the Korteweg-de Vries equation
Edward O Duran & Elizabeth N Martinez
University of Texas at Arlington
11:30am 
SO 040  
On the Bounds of the Zeros of Recursively Defined Polynomials
Ethan Fricker & Margaret G Mikus
Michigan State University
12:00am 
SO 040  
The Spectrum of the Magnetic Laplacian on the Sierpinski Gasket
Jesse M Moeller & Jessica A Hyde
University of Connecticut






12:45pm - 1:15pm     Closing Meeting

12:45pm  
MW 724  
Closing Address:   by Professor Luis Casian (department chair)
Outstanding Presentation Awards.






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