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2001 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Hoboken, NJ, April 2829, 2001
Meeting #966
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Sunday April 29, 2001

Sunday April 29, 2001, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Bissinger Room, 4th Floor, Howe Center

Sunday April 29, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Special Session on Stability of Nonlinear Dispersive Waves, III
Room 105, McLean Hall Organizers: Yi Li, Stevens Institute of Technology yili@cs.stevenstech.edu
Keith S. Promislow, Simon Fraser University kpromisl@cs.sfu.ca

8:00 a.m.
Spectrally stable encapsulatedvortex solutions of focusingdefocusing nonlinear Schr\"odinger equations.
Robert L Pego*, University of Maryland, College Park
Henry A Warchall, University of North Texas
(96635135)

8:30 a.m.
A normal form for nonlinear resonance of embedded solitons.
Dmitry E Pelinovsky*, McMaster University (Canada)
Jianke Yang, University of Vermont
(9663540)

9:00 a.m.
Regular traveling waves in a onedimensional network of theta neurons.
Remus Osan, University of PIttsburgh
Jonathan Rubin*, University of Pittsburgh
Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh
(9663445)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:40 a.m.
Nonlinear Dispersive Waves in Periodic Structures.
Michael I Weinstein*, Mathematical Sciences Research  Bell Laboratories
(96635167)

10:10 a.m.
Pulse dynamics in coupled reactiondiffusion equations.
Arjen Doelman, University of Amsterdam
Tasso J Kaper*, Boston University
(96635170)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibit
Bissinger Room, 4th Floor, Howe Center

Sunday April 29, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Computational Algebraic Geometry and Its Applications, III
Room 329, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University
Frank Sottile, University of Massachusetts at Amherst sottile@math.umass.edu

8:30 a.m.
Maximum Distance Separable Convolutional Codes, Constructions and Decoding.
Joachim Rosenthal*, University of Notre Dame
Roxana Smarandache, University of Notre Dame
(96694132)

9:00 a.m.
Hypergeometric systems and embedded primes.
Laura F Matusevich*, University of California at Berkeley
(9660562)

9:30 a.m.
Classifying weakly ${\cal A}$graded algebras.
James J Madden*, Wesleyan U. and Louisiana State U.
(96613164)

10:00 a.m.
Supernormal vector configurations.
Serkan Ho\c{s}ten, San Francisco State University
Diane Maclagan*, Institute for Advanced Study
Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley
(96613188)

10:30 a.m.
Mean versus random exponents for unitarily invariant probability measures on $GL(n,C)$.
Mike Shub*, IBM Yorktown Heights
JeanPierre Dedieu, University Paul Sabatier
(96614196)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Error Correction and Related Aspects of Coding Theory, II
Room 104, McLean Hall Organizers: Harriet S. Pollatsek, Mount Holyoke College hpollats@mtholyoke.edu
M. Beth Ruskai, University of Massachusetts at Lowell bruskai@cs.uml.edu

8:30 a.m.
Quantum biweight enumerators.
Eric M Rains*, AT&T LabsResearch
(9668198)

9:00 a.m.
Some Properties of Clifford Codes.
Andreas Klappenecker*, Texas A\&M University
(9669446)

9:30 a.m.
Quantum errorcorrecting codes associated with graphs.
Dirk M Schlingemann*, TUBraunschweig
Reinhard F Werner, TUBraunschweig
(9668178)

10:00 a.m.
Nonbinary Quantum Codes and Asymptotically Good Quantum Codes.
Alexei Ashikhmin*, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
(96681156)

10:30 a.m.
Extracting an entangled state of $n  t$ qubits from an $n$qubit entangled state after errors at $t$ sites.
ChuiPing Yang*, University of Arkansas
Julio GeaBanacloche, University of Arkansas
(9668174)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Surface Geometry and Shape Perception, III
Room 230, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Gary R. Jensen, Washington University
George I. Kamberov, Stevens Institute of Technology kamberov@cs.stevenstech.edu

8:30 a.m.
Rational minimal surfaces through the UPiteration.
Catherine McCune*, University of Connecticut
(96653204)

9:00 a.m.
Coordinates and the Associated NonEuclidean Geometry.
Stephen Pizer*, University of North Carolina
Andrew Thall, University of North Carolina
(96668205)

9:30 a.m.
SelfLinking of Torus Knots on the ThreeSphere and the Geometry of the Osculating Tube.
Thomas F Banchoff*, Brown University
(96653155)

10:00 a.m.
Landmark matching via large deformation diffeomorphisms.
Sarang Joshi*, University of North Carolina
(96668206)

10:30 a.m.
Some Infinite Mass Limits Associated with Mappings and Fractional Power Integralgeometric Functionals.
Robert M Hardt*, Rice University
(96649157)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, III
Room 330, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Robert Gilman, Stevens Institute of Technology rgilman@stevenstech.edu
Alexei Myasnikov, City College, New York alexei@rio.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Vladimir Shpilrain, City College, New York shpil@groups.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Sean Cleary, City College, New York cleary@scisun.sci.ccny.cuny.edu

9:00 a.m.
Geometric and algorithmic properties of freebycyclic groups.
Martin R Bridson*, Oxford University
(96620152)

9:30 a.m.
Random methods in group theory.
Charles LeedhamGreen*, QMW, London
(96620183)

10:00 a.m.
A new approach to the Combination Theorem.
Ilya Kapovich*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(96620120)

10:30 a.m.
Varietal Amalgams and a Freiheitssatz.
Benjamin Fine*, Fairfield University
Anthony Gaglione, US Naval Academy
Alexei Myasnikov, City College of New York
Gerhard Rosenberger, University of Dortmund
Denis Spellman, Temple University
(96620144)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Singular and Degenerate Nonlinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems, III
Room 106, McLean Hall Organizers: Joe McKenna, University of Connecticut mckenna@math.uconn.edu
Changfeng Gui, University of Connecticut gui@math.uconn.edu
Yung Sze Choi, University of Connecticut choi@math.uconn.edu

9:00 a.m.
Semilinear elliptic equations in strips: uniqueness and existence.
Joe McKenna, University of Connecticut
Changfeng Gui*, University of Connecticut and University of British Columbia
(96635179)

9:30 a.m.
Annular rings: existence and stability.
David S Morgan, Boston University
Tasso J Kaper*, Boston University
(96635168)

10:00 a.m.
A simple ODE And Anisotropic Curvature Flows.
Juncheng Wei*, Chinese University of Hong Kong
(96635158)

10:30 a.m.
Periodic solutions and connecting orbits of Hamiltonian systems.
ChaoNien Chen*, National Changhua University of Education
Shyuhyaur Tzeng, National Changhua University of Education
(96634123)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Ricci Curvature and Related Topics, III
Room 212, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: George I. Kamberov, Stevens Institute of Technology gkambero@stevenstech.edu
Christina Sormani, Lehman College, CUNY sormanic@member.ams.org
Megan M. Kerr, Wellesley College mkerr@wellesley.edu

9:00 a.m.
Isospectral metrics on spheres and other manifolds.
Carolyn S Gordon*, Dartmouth College
(96658127)

9:30 a.m.
Conditions for nonnegative curvature on vector bundles and sphere bundles.
Kristopher R Tapp*, SUNY Stony Brook
(9665388)

10:00 a.m.
Metrics of positive Ricci curvature on vector bundles over nilmanifolds.
Igor Belegradek*, California Institute of Technology
Guofang Wei, University of California Santa Barbara
(9665336)

10:30 a.m.
Polar actions.
Andreas M Kollross*, Universitaet Augsburg
(96653137)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Deformation Quantization and Its Applications, III
Room 229A, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University sahi@math.rutgers.edu
Martin J. Andler, University of Versailles andler@math.uvsq.fr

9:00 a.m.
Traces for star products on duals of Lie algebras.
Simone Gutt*, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
(96653140)

9:40 a.m.
Iterated Integrals and the CampbellBakerHausdorff Formula.
Vinay Kathotia*, University of California Davis
(96653119)

10:20 a.m.
Poisson bracket, deformed bracket and gauge group actions.
Dominique Manchon*, Institut Elie Cartan (CNRS), Nancy
(96616102)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory (Dedicated to Frank Harary on His 80th Birthday), III
Room 322, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Michael L. Gargano, Pace University mgargano@pace.edu
Louis V. Quintas, Pace University lquintas@pace.edu
Charles Suffel, Stevens Institute of Technology csuffel@stevenstech.edu

9:00 a.m.
Full $L(2,1)$colorings of Graphs and the Channel Assignment Problem.
Peter C Fishburn, AT\&T Labs
Fred S Roberts*, Rutgers University
(9660526)

9:30 a.m.
Small Cycle Cover of 2connected Cubic Graphs.
Xiangwen Li*, West Virginia University
HongJian Lai, West Virginia University
(9660534)

10:00 a.m.
Balanced Digraphs.
Michael L Gargano*, Pace University, SCSIS
(9660559)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 9:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Matchings in Graphs and Hypergraphs, III
Room 323, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Alexander Barvinok, University of Michigan barvinok@math.lsa.umich.edu
Alex Samorodnitsky, Institute for Advanced Study asamor@ias.edu

9:30 a.m.
Line Graphs and Forbidden Induced Subgraphs.
HongJian Lai*, West Virginia University
Lubo Soltes, Memphis, TN
(9660531)

10:10 a.m.
Vertex Arboricity and Girth.
Zhan Mingquan*, West Virginia University
Lai Hongjian, West Virginia University
(9660533)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Combinatorics, quantum computers, and cellular phones.
Room 118, Burchard Building
Robert Calderbank*, AT\&T Laboratories Research
(9660503)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
On Tarski's problems.
Room 118, Burchard Building
Alexei Miasnikov*, City College, New York

Sunday April 29, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Computational Algebraic Geometry and Its Applications, IV
Room 329, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University
Frank Sottile, University of Massachusetts at Amherst sottile@math.umass.edu

2:30 p.m.
Applications of the Groebner basis in statistics.
Ian H Dinwoodie*, Tulane University
(96662177)

3:00 p.m.
Computing Cohomology.
Gregory G Smith*, UC Berkeley
(96614181)

3:30 p.m.
Solutions to a polynomial system arising in biophysics.
Jeff Phan*, Columbia University
(96600129)

4:00 p.m.
Solving the SelesnickBurrus Filter Design Equations (Preliminary Report).
John B Little*, College of the Holy Cross
(96693131)

4:30 p.m.
The use of Groebner bases in the design of wavelets.
Ivan W Selesnick*, Polytechnic University
(9664282)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, IV
Room 330, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Robert Gilman, Stevens Institute of Technology rgilman@stevenstech.edu
Alexei Myasnikov, City College, New York alexei@rio.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Vladimir Shpilrain, City College, New York shpil@groups.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Sean Cleary, City College, New York cleary@scisun.sci.ccny.cuny.edu

2:30 p.m.
Generalised tetrahedron groups.
Gerhard Rosenberger*, Univerity of Dortmund
(96620192)

3:00 p.m.
Positively Generated Subgroups of Free Groups and the Hanna Neumann Conjecture.
Bilal Khan*, City University of New York, Graduate Center
(9662077)

3:30 p.m.
Evolutionary Algorithm in Coset Enumeration.
LiTien Wang*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(9662056)

4:00 p.m.
Finitely generated malnormal subgroups of free groups.
Toshiaki Jitsukawa*, CUNY Graduate Center and CUNY City College
(96620148)

4:30 p.m.
Growth and GelfandKirillov superdimension for semigroups.
Lev M. Shneerson*, Baruch College, The City University of New York
(96620125)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Matchings in Graphs and Hypergraphs, IV
Room 323, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Alexander Barvinok, University of Michigan barvinok@math.lsa.umich.edu
Alex Samorodnitsky, Institute for Advanced Study asamor@ias.edu

2:30 p.m.
Generalization of Hall's Theorm to Families of Hypergraphs.
Ron Aharoni, Technion
Maria Chudnovsky*, Princeton University
Andrei Kotlov, CWI
(9660560)

3:10 p.m.
Hypergraph Matching and Homology.
Roy Meshulam*, IAS/Technion
(96605146)

3:50 p.m.
On phase transition for the hardcore model on ${\bf Z}^d$.
Jeffry N. Kahn*, Rutgers University
David Galvin, Rutgers University
(96670101)

4:30 p.m.
Triangle factors in pseudorandom graphs.
Michael Krivelevich, Tel Aviv University
Benny Sudakov*, Princeton University and IAS
Tibor Szabo, ETH
(96605149)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Ricci Curvature and Related Topics, IV
Room 212, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: George I. Kamberov, Stevens Institute of Technology gkambero@stevenstech.edu
Christina Sormani, Lehman College, CUNY sormanic@member.ams.org
Megan M. Kerr, Wellesley College mkerr@wellesley.edu

2:30 p.m.
SasakianEinstein Geometry and Algebraic Geometry.
Charles P Boyer*, University of New Mexico
(96653107)

3:00 p.m.
Minimal Submanifolds of K\"{a}hlerEinstein Manifolds.
Isabel M.C. Salavessa*, Instituto Superior Tecnico
(96653109)

3:30 p.m.
Affine Spheres and K\"ahlerEinstein Metrics.
John C Loftin*, Columbia University
(9665392)

4:00 p.m.
Ricci Curvature and SeibergWitten Theory.
Claude R LeBrun*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(9665343)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Error Correction and Related Aspects of Coding Theory, III
Room 104, McLean Hall Organizers: Harriet S. Pollatsek, Mount Holyoke College hpollats@mtholyoke.edu
M. Beth Ruskai, University of Massachusetts at Lowell bruskai@cs.uml.edu

2:30 p.m.
Parafermionic Quantum Computation.
Wu LianAo, University of Toronto
Daniel A Lidar*, University of Toronto
(9668189)

3:00 p.m.
Pauli Exchange Errors and the Symmetric Group.
Mary Beth Ruskai*, University of Massachusetts Lowell
(96681143)

3:30 p.m.
Beyond the Clifford Group.
Daniel E Gottesman*, UC Berkeley
(96681165)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 2:30 p.m.3:55 p.m.
Special Session on Surface Geometry and Shape Perception, IV
Room 230, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Gary R. Jensen, Washington University
George I. Kamberov, Stevens Institute of Technology kamberov@cs.stevenstech.edu

2:30 p.m.
Prescribing Gaussian Curvature in Negative Case.
Wenxiong Chen*, Southwest Missouri State University
Congming Li, University of Colorado at Boulder
(96653162)

3:00 p.m.
Second order conformal deformations of surfaces and Darboux transformations.
Emilio Musso*, Università dell'Aquila
(96653114)

3:30 p.m.
Laguerre isothermic surfaces: deformation and integrable systems.
Lorenzo Nicolodi*, University of Parma
(96651172)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory (Dedicated to Frank Harary on His 80th Birthday), IV
Room 322, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Michael L. Gargano, Pace University mgargano@pace.edu
Louis V. Quintas, Pace University lquintas@pace.edu
Charles Suffel, Stevens Institute of Technology csuffel@stevenstech.edu

2:30 p.m.
Pancentral Graphs.
Marty Lewinter*, Purchase College
David Aulicino, Bryam Hills High School
(9660518)

3:00 p.m.
Degree SequencesAnalysis and Synthesis.
Frank Boesch*, Stevens Institute of Technology
Charles Suffel, Stevens Institute of Technology
(9660532)

3:30 p.m.
Degree Sequences  Analysis and Synthesis  Part II.
Charles L Suffel*, Stevens Institute of Technology
Frank T Boesch, Stevens Institute of Technology
(9660561)

4:00 p.m.
Achievement and Avoidance Games on geometries, graphs, grids, groups and numbers.
Frank Harary*, New Mexico State University
(96605194)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 2:45 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 231, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall

2:45 p.m.
The Integral Brick Problem.
Susil K Jena*, Bhubaneswar,Orissa
(9661152)

3:00 p.m.
Primitive polynomials over finite fields with two coefficients prescribed in advance.
Donald D Mills*, USMA
(9661185)

3:15 p.m.
Analysis of Spectrum on Sl(3,Z)Sl(3,R)/So(3,R).
Nam Jong Moh*, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
(96611133)

3:30 p.m.
Invariant Means.
Alan L Horwitz*, Penn State University
(96626174)

3:45 p.m.
Criteria for normality of lattices.
Carmen D Vlad*, Pace University
(9662842)

4:00 p.m.
Application of Monodromy Data Method on the Fifth Painlev\'{e} Transcendent.
Youmin Lu*, Bloomsburg University
Zhoude Shao, Millersville University
(9663458)

4:15 p.m.
Solution of first order cubic differential equation.
Ali A Salim*, Ammancity center
(9663464)

4:30 p.m.
Uniqueness of Semilinear Inverse Problem.
Chaochun Qu, Yunnan University
Ping Wang*, Penn State University
(9663507)

4:45 p.m.
Continuous function spaces and the locally convex property (db).
Aaron R. Todd*, Baruch College, CUNY
Hermann Render, GerhardMercatorUniversit\"at Duisburg
(96646166)

5:00 p.m.
Condition {$\lg \varepsilon$} and homogeneous torsionfree groups.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(96622103)

5:15 p.m.
The JR(ligge) Event Outcome and the D(u)**hXD(u)**h Effects.
C. S. Felicitas*, CFCTE Foundation and the Gottlieb Library
M. W. Auslander, CFCTE Foundation and the Gottlieb Library
(9662208)

Sunday April 29, 2001, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Deformation Quantization and Its Applications, IV
Room 229A, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall Organizers: Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University sahi@math.rutgers.edu
Martin J. Andler, University of Versailles andler@math.uvsq.fr

3:00 p.m.
Convolution of invariant distribution on Lie groups.
Martin Andler, Université de Versailles (France)
Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University
Charles Torossian*, CNRSEcole Normale Supérieure
(9668172)

3:40 p.m.
Kontsevich quantization and analysis on Lie supergroups.
Martin Andler, Universite de VersaillesSaintQuentin
Alexander Dvorsky*, University of Miami
Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University
(9665338)

4:20 p.m.
Equivariant star products on coadjoint orbits.
Ranee Brylinski*, Penn State University
(96653117)
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