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Young Mathematicians Conference 2015, Applications
Conference Schedule

Friday, August 21th


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

12:00pm  
MW 154  
Registration Opens:   Conference Room MW 154
  Across from reception desk of Math Tower (231 W 18th Ave)
12:00pm  
MW 724  
Refreshments:  Large Conference Room MW 724
  Top floor of Math Tower
1:10pm  
MW 724  
Welcome Address:   Prof. Thomas Kerler -- Vice Chair, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
            


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

Session: I-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Dr. Steven Damelin
1:45pm 
SO 004  
Sharpness Of Falconer's Incidence Theorem In Higher Dimensions
Eli S Goldstein & Jonathan A DeWitt
Williams College
2:15pm 
SO 004  
Biases in Second Moments of Satake Parameters of L-Functions
Megumi A Asada
Williams College
2:45pm 
SO 004  
Upper Bounds for Stern's Diatomic Sequence and Related Sequences
Colin R Defant
University of Florida


Session: I-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Dr. Bill Mance
1:45pm 
SO 024  
Convergence Preserving Permutations and Divergent Fourier Series
Angel D Castillo & Jose Chavez
University of Michigan-Dearborn
2:15pm 
SO 024  
Normality preserving operations for Cantor series expansions and related fractals
Dylan R Airey
University of North Texas
2:45pm 
SO 024  
An Unoriented Variation on de Bruijn Sequences
Christie Burris
Colorado State University


Session: I-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Dr. Edray Goins
1:45pm 
SO 040  
Meromorphic maps between Riemann surfaces having a cyclic branch cycle
Yifan Wu & Carsten Sprunger
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
2:15pm 
SO 040  
Specializations of the Lawrence Representations of the Braid Groups at Roots of Unity
Khanh Q Le
Ohio Wesleyan University
2:45pm 
SO 040  
Geometric invariants of complex polynomials
Weibo Fu
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor


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

Short break in Journalism Building foyer (main level)

Registration continues in MW 154



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

Session: II-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Dr. Yunus Zeytuncu
3:45pm 
SO 004  
Nonexistence results for branched covers
Carsten Sprunger & Karl G Winsor
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
4:15pm 
SO 004  
New properties of branched covers of surfaces
Raghav Prabhu & Yifan Wu
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


Session: II-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Dr. Bill Mance
3:45pm 
SO 024  
The geometry of discriminants over finite fields
Elena A Malloy
University of Chicago
4:15pm 
SO 024  
The Relationship Between a Local Ring and Its Completion
Lena M Ji
Williams College


Session: II-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Dr. Brendan Sullivan
3:45pm 
SO 040  
General State-Sum Construction of Topological Quantum Field Theories with Defects
Gathoni P Kamau-Devers & Gail K Jardine
Kansas State University
4:15pm 
SO 040  
Lazy Cops and Robbers on Chess and Product Graphs
Nikolas J Townsend & Mikayla L Werzanski
Emmanuel College




  5:00pm - 6:00pm     Plenary Talk

5:00pm 
HH 180  
Geometry and the Shape of Space
David Futer
Temple University


6:30pm - 8:30pm     Dinner in MW 724

Introduction of graduate school representatives (see Sunday morning below)





Saturday, August 22th


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 
HH 180  
Patterns of Synchrony: From Animal Gaits to Binocular Rivalry
Martin Golubitsky
The Ohio State University


  10:45am - 12:15pm     Posters Presentations

Scott Lab Hallway (lower level)
Modeling wave phenomena using non-autonomous nonlinear Schroedinger equations
Gerardo J Mercado & Gabriel J Amador
UPR Mayaguez Campus
Rankings of Cartesian Product $(K_{s}-e) $ x $ P_{n}$
Kelsey C Quigley & Sarah B Renfro
Rochester Institute of Technology
Modeling Wave Phenomena Using Riccati-System to Construct Nonlinear Schroedinger Equations
Nathalie M Luna-Rivera & Kiara M Colon-Perez
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Analysis of Interfaces for the Nonlinear Double-Degenerate Reaction-Diffusion Equation
Chloe L Ondracek & Suneil Parimoo
Florida Institute of Technology
Isoperimetric Inequality in the Third Dimension
Jamie L. Jeffries & Brandi Wingate
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Decompositions of Parking Functions
Ian Kit T Nicolas & Magda L Hlavacek
UC Santa Barbara
Benford's Law in Fragmentation Processes and Other Systems
Blaine Talbut & David R. Burt
Williams College
A Ramsey Theoretic Approach to Function Fields Structure
Gwyneth S Moreland & Megumi A Asada
Williams College
Point Sets Determining Each Distinct Distance a Unique Number of Times
Eli S Goldstein & Sarah E Manski
Williams College
On the Fine Classification of Periodic Orbits of Continuous Endomorphisms and Universality in Chaos
Muhammad Abdulla & Alyssa L Turnquist
Florida Institute of Technology
Visualizing Dessins d'Enfants on the Torus
Leonardo R Azopardo & Sarah E Thomaz
Purdue University
Locating Numbers and Sets for Disconnected Graphs
Jonathon P Spaw
Millikin University
Ranks of permutative matrices
Xiaonan Hu
College of William and Mary
Characterizing the Dynamics of Certain Sequential Dynamical Systems
Colin R Defant
UC Santa Barbara
A Finiteness Property of Torus Invariants
Stella S Gastineau
University of Michigan
Time-Inhomogeneous Branching Processes
Mark Perlman
University of Maryland
Limiting Spectral Measures for Random Checkerboard Matrices
Jonathan DeWitt
Williams College
Differentially Private Graphical Model Selection
Zexi Song
Rutgers University
An explicit solution formula for the discrete Schr\ödinger equation on a half line lattice
Susan J Kemboi
The University of Texas at Arlington
New Linear Codes from Quasi-twisted Codes
Derek S Foret
Kenyon College
Dispersal-induced global extinction in two-patch model with Allee effect
Margaret E Swift
College of William and Mary
Rational Functions with Many Critical Values
Karl G Winsor
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


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


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

Session: III-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Dr. Edray Goins
1:15pm 
SO 004  
Properties of $m^{th}$-Level Triangle Numbers in Second-Order Recursive Polynomials
Maximillian C.W. Bender & Maria I. Lema
Michigan State University
1:45pm 
SO 004  
The Combinatorics of Borel Sets in a Fixed Degree
Cecily L Santiago & Rose X Dennis
Mount Holyoke College
2:15pm 
SO 004  
A Volume Argument for Tucker's Lemma
Oscar F Leong & Beauttie A Kuture
MSRI-UP at UC Berkeley


Session: III-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Prof. Michael Zieve
1:15pm 
SO 024  
Branching types of rational functions and functional decomposition
Elise Griffin & Heyi Zhu
University of Michigan
1:45pm 
SO 024  
Zeros of the Modular Form $E_kE_l - E_{k+l}$
Sarah C Reitzes
Texas A and M University
2:15pm 
SO 024  
Constructive Galois Theory with Linear Algebraic Groups
Liam M Mazurowski & Eric Y Chen
Louisiana State University


Session: III-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Prof. Steven Miller
1:15pm 
SO 040  
Shifting Numerical Semigroups and the Catenary Degree
Mesa A Pracht & Jesse P Horton
University of Hawaii at Hilo
1:45pm 
SO 040  
Discrete Morse Theory and the Rational Homology of Thompson's Group T
Fernando E Betancourt Velez & Angelo N Taranto
Miami University
2:15pm 
SO 040  
Spaces of Nondegenerate Hypermatrices
Colin C Aitken
University of Minnesota




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: Prof. Ugur Abdulla
3:45pm 
SO 004  
Counting 10-Arcs in the Projective Plane over Finite Fields
Rachel S Lawrence & Luke K Peilen
Yale University
4:15pm 
SO 004  
On a Problem of Sarnak Related to Constructing Efficient Univeral Subsets of 1-Qubit Gates
Qingzhong Liang
University of Michigan


Session: IV-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Dr. Joe Omojola
3:45pm 
SO 024  
Zarankiewicz Numbers and Bipartite Ramsey Numbers
Alexander W Neal Riasanovsky
Rochester Institute of Technology
4:15pm 
SO 024  
Quaternionic Ramsey Theory
Sarah E Manski & Gwyneth S Moreland
Williams College


Session: IV-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Prof. Steven Miller
3:45pm 
SO 040  
Escape Rates and Equilibrium States for Open Topological Markov Chains
Peter S Morfe & Christopher J Ianzano
Fairfield University
4:15pm 
SO 040  
Generating Self-Similar Fractals Using the Heisenberg Group
Max Lipton
Cornell University





  5:10pm - 6:10pm     Plenary Talk


5:10pm 
HH 180  
Wave Localization
Svitlana Mayboroda
University of Minnesota



6:30pm - 8:30pm     Dinner in MW 724

Group Photo before dinner in front of Scott Lab.





Sunday, August 23th



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:
  • The Ohio State University: Prof. Thomas Kerler
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Dr. Karen Mortensen
  • University of Michigan: Prof. Michael Zieve
  • University of Minnesota: Prof. Svitlana Mayboroda
  • Florida Institute of Technology: Prof. Ugur Abdulla
  • Temple University: Dr. David Futer



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

Session: V-A       Room: SO 004       Chair: Prof. Noah Aydin
11:00am 
SO 004  
Computing the Evans function via solving a linear boundary value ODE
Rose T Nguyen & Colin P Wahl
Brown University
11:30am 
SO 004  
Frechet Differentiability in Optimal Control of Parabolic Free Boundary Problems
Jessica A Pillow
Florida Institute of Technology
12:00am 
SO 004  
Evolution of Free Boundaries for the Nonlinear Fokker-Planck Equation
Christie M Campbell & Luke T Andrejek
Florida Institute of Technology


Session: V-B       Room: SO 024       Chair: Dr. Yunus Zeytuncu
11:00am 
SO 024  
Sign Characteristic Preserving Linearizations in $DL(P)$.
Joseph J Breen & Sarafina I Ford
UC, Santa Barbara
11:30am 
SO 024  
Theoretical Friends of Finite Proximity
Edna L Jones
Auburn University
12:00am 
SO 024  
Existence of k-Normal Elements in Finite Field Extensions
Loren J Anderson
Pennsylvania State University


Session: V-C       Room: SO 040       Chair: Prof. Michael Zieve
11:00am 
SO 040  
Low-Lying Zeros of Families of L-Functions
Blaine Talbut & Gwyneth S Moreland
Williams College
11:30am 
SO 040  
A Twisted Second Moment for Automorphic L-Functions
David R. Burt & Blaine Talbut
Williams College
12:00am 
SO 040  
One-Level Density for Cusp Forms of Arbitrary Level
Jonathan DeWitt
Williams College






12:45pm - 1:15pm     Closing Meeting

12:45pm  
MW 724  
Closing Address:   Prof. Luis Casian -- Chair, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University