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2004 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA, November 67, 2004
Meeting #1002
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday November 6, 2004

Saturday November 6, 2004, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Book Sale
Room 1175, Benedum Hall

Saturday November 6, 2004, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 1175, Benedum Hall

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Modularity of Galois Representations and Serre's Conjecture, I
Room 521, Benedum Hall Organizers: Mark E. T. Dickinson, University of Pittsburgh dickinsm@pitt.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on PDEBased Methods in Imaging and Vision, I
Room 520, Benedum Hall Organizers: Stacey E. Levine, Duquesne University sel@mathcs.duq.edu
Yunmei Chen, University of Florida yun@math.ufl.edu

8:00 a.m.
A Numerical Scheme for Target Recognition.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(10024140)

8:30 a.m.
Loss and Recovery of Fine Structures in PDEbased Image Denoising.
Seongjai Kim*, University of Kentucky
(100265159)

9:00 a.m.
Theories and applications of minimizing nonstandard growth functionals.
Yunmei Chen*, University of Florida
Stacey Levine, Duquesne University
Murali Rao, University of Florida
Jon Stanich, Duquesne University
(100235202)

9:30 a.m.
Image denoising using mean curvature information.
Wei Zhu*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY
Tony Chan, University of California Los Angeles
Selim Esedoglu, University of California Los Angeles
(100235136)

10:00 a.m.
Fourth order diffusions for image processing.
John B Greer*, Courant Institute
(100235112)

10:30 a.m.
Decomposition of images into cartoon and texture using the total variation and div(BMO).
Luminita Aura Vese, UCLA
Triet Le*, UCLA
(100249141)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Convexity and Combinatorics, I
Room 1022, Benedum Hall Organizers: James F. Lawrence, George Mason University lawrence@gmu.edu
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Reconstruction of polytopes as Eulerian posets.
Margaret M. Bayer*, University of Kansas
(10025221)

8:30 a.m.
Simplicial Neighbourly 5Polytopes with Nine Vertices.
Wendy A FinbowSingh*, Acadia University
(10025231)

9:00 a.m.
Some Construction Techniques for Convex Polytopes.
Carl W. Lee*, University of Kentucky
Matt Menzel, Marietta College
Laura Schmidt, University of WisconsinStout
(100252103)

9:30 a.m.
A Generalization of the HoltKlee Theorem.
Walter D Morris*, George Mason University
Bernd Gaertner, Inst. Theor. CS, ETH Zurich
Leo Ruest, Inst. Theor. CS, ETH Zurich
(10025278)

10:00 a.m.
Orienting the Rigidity Matroid.
Ileana Streinu*, Smith College
(100252240)

10:30 a.m.
Multiplication in the Polytope Groups.
Jim Lawrence*, George Mason University Fairfax, VA 22030
(100252171)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, I
Room 426, Benedum Hall Organizers: Robert E. Bradley, Adelphi University bradley@adelphi.edu
Lawrence A. D'Antonio, Ramapo College of New Jersey ldant@ramapo.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Room 420, Benedum Hall Organizers: Xinfu Chen, University of Pittsburgh xinfu@pitt.edu
Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh dwang@math.pitt.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discussion.

8:30 a.m.
An alternative approach to $W^{2,p}$ estimates of the heat equation in a domain $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^{n}$.
Gavin J Waters*, University of Delaware
(100235211)

9:00 a.m.
BV instability for Godunov and LaxFriedrich schemes.
Helge Kristian Jenssen*, North Carolina State University
(10023565)

9:30 a.m.
Semicooperative Strategies for Differential Games.
Alberto Bressan, Penn State University
Wen Shen*, Math Dept., Penn State University, PA, USA
(100235210)

10:00 a.m.
Burgerstype equations with vanishing hyperviscosity.
Eitan Tadmor*, University of Maryland. College Park
(10023518)

10:30 a.m.
Global solutions to the CamassaHolm equations.
Alberto Bressan*, Penn State University
(100235106)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Multivariate Hypergeometric Functions: Combinatorial and AlgebroGeometric Aspects, I
Room 1020, Benedum Hall Organizers: Eduardo Cattani, University of Massachusetts, Amherst cattani@math.umass.edu
Alicia M. Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires alidick@dm.uba.ar
Laura Felicia Matusevich, Harvard University laura@math.harvard.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis and Partial Differential Equations in Subelliptic Structures, I
Room 424, Benedum Hall Organizers: Cristian E. Gut\'ierrez, Temple University gutierrez@euclid.math.temple.edu
Guozhen Lu, Wayne State University gzlu@math.wayne.edu
Juan J. Manfredi, University of Pittsburgh manfredi@pitt.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Trends in Operator Theory and Banach Spaces, I
Room 423, Benedum Hall Organizers: Christopher J. Lennard, University of Pittsburgh lennard@pitt.edu
Thomas A. Metzger, University of Pittsburgh metzger@pitt.edu

8:30 a.m.
New fixed point free nonexpansive maps on weakly compact, convex subsets of $L^1[0,1]$.
P. N. Dowling, Miami University, Oxford, OH
C. J. Lennard, University of Pittsburgh
B. Turett*, Oakland University
(100246146)

9:00 a.m.
New Criteria of Carleson Type Measures.
Ruhan Zhao*, University of Toledo
(100247126)

9:30 a.m.
Type and order convexity of Marcinkiewicz and Lorentz spaces and applications.
Nigel J Kalton, University of Missouri Columbia
Anna H Kami\'nska*, The University of Memphis
(100246142)

10:00 a.m.
Carleson embeddings with closed range.
Alec L Matheson*, Lamar University
(100230137)

10:30 a.m.
The BusemannPetty problem for arbitrary measures.
Artem Zvavitch*, Kent State University
(100252116)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology, I
Room 820, Benedum Hall Organizers: Jonathan E. Rubin, University of Pittsburgh rubin@math.pitt.edu
Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh bard@math.pitt.edu

8:30 a.m.
Equilibrium states of chemical reaction networks.
David Swigon*, University of Pittsburgh
(100237219)

8:55 a.m.
Pattern Formation in Small Arrays of Locally Coupled Oscillators.
Rebecca Ellison, Penn State Erie
Virginia Gardner, Penn State Erie
Joel Lepak, Penn State Erie
Meghan O'Malley, Penn State Erie
Joseph Paullet*, Penn State Erie
Joseph Previte, Penn State Erie
Beth Ann Reid, Penn State Erie
Katy Vizzard, Penn State Erie
(10029261)

9:20 a.m.
Chaos and SelfOscillatory Regimes in Ecological System of two Competing Prey and One Predator.
Tolibjon E. Buriyev*, Samarkand State University
Vafokul Ergashevich Ergashev, Samarkand State University
(10023424)

9:45 a.m.
A Reduced Model of the Immune Response to Endotoxin and Trauma with a Geometric Approach.
Judy Day*, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Rubin, University of Pittsburgh
Claudio Lagoa, University of Pittsburgh
Yoram Vodovotz, University of Pittsburgh
Gilles Clermont, University of Pittsburgh
Carson C. Chow, Laboratory for Biological Modeling, NIDDK, NIH
(100237247)

10:10 a.m.
Palindromes in random letter generation.
Anant P. Godbole*, East Tennessee State University
(10026030)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, I
Room 823, Benedum Hall Organizers: Marta M. Asaeda, University of Maryland asaeda@math.uiowa.edu
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Adam S. Sikora, SUNY at Buffalo asikora@buffalo.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Multiscale Algorithms in Computational Fluid Dynamics, I
Room 522, Benedum Hall Organizers: William J. Layton, University of Pittsburgh wjl@pitt.edu
Anastasios Liakos, U.S. Naval Academy liakos@usna.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules, I
Room 722, Benedum Hall Organizers: Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

8:30 a.m.
Linear random knots and their scaling behaviour.
Akos Dobay*, University of Lausanne, Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis
Kenneth Millett, University of California Santa Barbara
Jacques Dubochet, University of Lausanne, Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne, Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis
(100292196)

9:00 a.m.
Counting almost unknotted embeddings.
De Witt Sumners, Florida State University
Stu Whittington*, University of Toronto
(10025767)

9:30 a.m.
Probability distribution of distance between two given nodes of a random knot.
Tetsuo Deguchi*, Department of Physics, Ochanomizu University
(100282120)

10:00 a.m.
Topological Properties of Polymer Chains: The Influence of Model.
Alex Vologodskii*, New York University
(100282132)

10:30 a.m.
On the analogy between trivial knots and selfavoiding walks.
Nathan T. Moore, Physics Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Rhonald C. Lua, Physics Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Alexander Y. Grosberg*, Physics Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
(100282169)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Finance, I
Room 1220, Benedum Hall Organizers: David Saunders, University of Pittsburgh saunders@math.pitt.edu
John Chadam, University of Pittsburgh chadam@pitt.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Geometric analysis on a class of degenerate elliptic operators.
Auditorium, Benedum Hall
DerChen Chang*, Georgetown University
(10023501)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Ending laminations, tame ends, and the classification of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Auditorium, Benedum Hall
Jeffrey F. Brock*, Brown University
(10025703)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Trends in Operator Theory and Banach Spaces, II
Room 423, Benedum Hall Organizers: Christopher J. Lennard, University of Pittsburgh lennard@pitt.edu
Thomas A. Metzger, University of Pittsburgh metzger@pitt.edu

3:00 p.m.
On convergence to the DenjoyWolff point.
Paul S. Bourdon*, Washington and Lee University
Valentin Matache, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Joel H. Shapiro, Michigan State University
(10023074)

3:30 p.m.
Vector spaces contained in the zero set of a polynomial.
Richard M Aron*, Kent State University
(100246201)

4:00 p.m.
Characterization of Hardy/Bergmann Spaces on finitely connected domain that support compact composition operators.
Abebaw Tadesse*, University Of Pittsburgh
(10024725)

4:30 p.m.
Convergence of a greedy algorithm in Bergman spaces.
Stephen J. Dilworth*, University of South Carolina
Denka Kutzarova, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Karen Shuman, Grinnell College
(100246212)

5:00 p.m.
Linearfractional composition operators.
Barbara D MacCluer*, University of Virginia
(10024771)

5:30 p.m.
Schur multiplier projections on the von~NeumannSchatten classes.
Ian Doust*, University of New South Wales
T A Gillespie, University of Edinburgh
(10024737)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Finance, II
Room 1220, Benedum Hall Organizers: David Saunders, University of Pittsburgh saunders@math.pitt.edu
John Chadam, University of Pittsburgh chadam@pitt.edu

3:00 p.m.
Interest Rate Explosions in HJM Bond Models.
Victor W. Goodman*, Indiana University
(100260225)

3:30 p.m.
Inverse of FirstCrossing Boundary Problem.
Lan Cheng*, University of Pittsburgh
Xinfu Chen, University of Pittsburgh
John Chadam, University of Pittsburgh
David Saunders, University of Pittsburgh
(100235207)

4:00 p.m.
Games with Exhaustible Resources.
Chris Harris, Department of Economics, University of Cambridge
Sam Howison, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University
Ronnie Sircar*, Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Princeton University
(100291224)

4:30 p.m.
On the twotimes differentiability of the value functions in the problem of optimal investment in incomplete markets.
Dmitry Kramkov*, Carnegie Mellon University
(10026083)

5:00 p.m.
RiskTolerance Wealth Processes and Sensitivity Analysis of Utility Based Prices.
Dmitry Kramkov, Carnegie Mellon University
Mihai Sirbu*, Columbia University
(100290123)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis and Partial Differential Equations in Subelliptic Structures, II
Room 424, Benedum Hall Organizers: Cristian E. Gut\'ierrez, Temple University gutierrez@euclid.math.temple.edu
Guozhen Lu, Wayne State University gzlu@math.wayne.edu
Juan J. Manfredi, University of Pittsburgh manfredi@pitt.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology, II
Room 820, Benedum Hall Organizers: Jonathan E. Rubin, University of Pittsburgh rubin@math.pitt.edu
Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh bard@math.pitt.edu

3:00 p.m.
Giant Squids and Hidden Canards.
Martin Wechselberger*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University
(100292163)

3:25 p.m.
A Neuronal Circuit Implementing the Logic of Learning Behavior in Limax.
Pranay Goel*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Alan Gelperin, Monell Chemical Senses Center
(100292218)

3:50 p.m.
Model of electrically induced phosphenes.
Jonathan D Drover*, University of Pittsburgh
(100292155)

4:15 p.m.
Thalamicortical cell relay fidelity with various pattern of internal pallidum input.
Yixin Guo*, MBI, The Ohio State University
Jonathan Rubin, University of Pittsburgh
David Terman, The Ohio State University
(100292222)

4:40 p.m.
Frequency Separation in Neuronal Systems.
Alla Borisyuk, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Janet A. Best*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
David H. Terman, Mathematical Biosciences Institute and Ohio State University
(100292214)

5:05 p.m.
A Computational Study of the Role of Potassium Diffusion in the Generation and Propagation of Zero Ca2+ NonSynaptic Sustained Epileptiform Activity.
EunHyoung Park*, Neural Engineering Center, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Dominique M. Durand, Neural Engineering Center, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
(100292170)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Modularity of Galois Representations and Serre's Conjecture, II
Room 521, Benedum Hall Organizers: Mark E. T. Dickinson, University of Pittsburgh dickinsm@pitt.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on PDEBased Methods in Imaging and Vision, II
Room 520, Benedum Hall Organizers: Stacey E. Levine, Duquesne University sel@mathcs.duq.edu
Yunmei Chen, University of Florida yun@math.ufl.edu

3:00 p.m.
Threshold dynamics for the piecewise MumfordShah Functional.
Richard Tsai*, University of Texas at Austin
Selim Esedoglu, UCLA
(100265111)

3:30 p.m.
Computational Conformal Geometry and Its Applications.
Xianfeng Gu*, Computer Science, Stony Brook University
(100268199)

4:00 p.m.
A new approach for 3D segmentation of cellular tomograms obtained using threedimensional electron microscopy.
Alberto Bartesaghi*, University of Minnesota
Guillermo Sapiro, University of Minnesota
Stanton Lee, National Institutes of Health
Jon Lefman, National Institutes of Health
Sharon Wahl, National Institutes of Health
Sriram Subramaniam, National Institutes of Health
Jan Orenstein, George Washington University
(100235122)

4:30 p.m.
Maximum Likelihood Ultrasound Image Segmentation with Level Sets.
Hemant D Tagare*, Yale University
Zhong Tao, Yale University
(10023513)

5:00 p.m.
Imagebased Elastic Registration for PatientSpecific Finite Element Model Generation.
Omar Ghattas*, Carnegie Mellon University
Larisa Goldmints, RPI
Branislav Jaramaz, Western Pennsylvania Hospital/CMU
(100249139)

5:30 p.m.
Application of local times of Markov processes to visual contours.
Jonas August*, Healthcare Robotics Center, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
(100235236)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, II
Room 823, Benedum Hall Organizers: Marta M. Asaeda, University of Maryland asaeda@math.uiowa.edu
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Adam S. Sikora, SUNY at Buffalo asikora@buffalo.edu

3:00 p.m.
Rasmussen invariant, SliceBennequin Inequality, and sliceness of knots.
Alexander N. Shumakovitch*, Dartmouth College
(100257232)

3:30 p.m.
The KhovanovJacobsson number of a large class of knotted surfaces is trivial.
J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
(100257243)

4:00 p.m.
Computing KhovanovHomology.
Charles Frohman*, The University of Iowa
(100257183)

4:30 p.m.
A Homology theory for graphs: From a graph, we produce a chain complex whose graded Euler Characteristic is the chromatic polynomial of the graph.
Laure HelmeGuizon*, George Washington University
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University
(100205234)

5:00 p.m.
Properties of the Khovanov type homology theory for graphs.
Yongwu Rong*, The George Washington University
Laure HelmeGuizon, The George Washington University
Jozef Przytycki, The George Washington University
(100257186)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion on Khovanov Homolgy.

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Convexity and Combinatorics, II
Room 1022, Benedum Hall Organizers: James F. Lawrence, George Mason University lawrence@gmu.edu
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Some new results on geometric graphs.
Horst Martini*, University of Technology Chemnitz
(10025216)

3:30 p.m.
Hellytype theorems for intersections of starshaped sets.
Marilyn Breen*, University of Oklahoma
(10025249)

4:00 p.m.
Large transversals to small families of unit disks.
T. Bisztriczky*, University of Calgary
F. Fodor, University of Szeged
D. Oliveros, University of Calgary
(10025211)

4:30 p.m.
On distinct distances from a vertex of a convex polygon.
Adrian Dumitrescu*, Computer Science, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(10025277)

5:00 p.m.
A Dense Planar Set From Iterated Line Intersections.
Dan Ismailescu*, Hofstra University
(100205172)

5:30 p.m.
SylvesterGallai Theorems for Complex Numbers and Quaternions.
Noam Elkies, Harvard University
Lou M Pretorius, University of Pretoria
Konrad J Swanepoel*, University of South Africa
(10025252)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, II
Room 426, Benedum Hall Organizers: Robert E. Bradley, Adelphi University bradley@adelphi.edu
Lawrence A. D'Antonio, Ramapo College of New Jersey ldant@ramapo.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Room 420, Benedum Hall Organizers: Xinfu Chen, University of Pittsburgh xinfu@pitt.edu
Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh dwang@math.pitt.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Multiscale Algorithms in Computational Fluid Dynamics, II
Room 522, Benedum Hall Organizers: William J. Layton, University of Pittsburgh wjl@pitt.edu
Anastasios Liakos, U.S. Naval Academy liakos@usna.edu

3:00 p.m.
A New Strategy for Turbulence Simulation.
Peyman Givi*, University of Pittsburgh
Reza M.H. Sheikhi, University of Pittsburgh
Tom G Drozda, University of Pittsburgh
Server Levent Yilmaz, University of Pittsburgh
(100276181)

3:30 p.m.
The approximate deconvolution method for the large eddy simulation of turbulent flows in a bounded domain.
Argus Adrian Dunca*, Univ of Michigan at Ann Arbor
(100276156)

4:00 p.m.
Multiscale Algorithms and Models for Turbulent Flows.
William J. Layton*, University of Pittsburgh
(10027688)

4:30 p.m.
Boundary Conditions for Large Eddy Simulation of Transitional Turbulent Flows.
Traian Iliescu*, Virginia Tech
Jeff Borggaard, Virginia Tech
Alexey Miroshnikov, Virginia Tech
Grant Boquet, Virginia Tech
(100276130)

5:00 p.m.
Slip with friction boundary condition for the NavierStokes equations  numerical studies for time dependent laminar flows.
Anastasios Liakos*, U.S. Naval Academy
John Volker, OttovonGuerickeUniversity Magdeburg
(100265152)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules, II
Room 722, Benedum Hall Organizers: Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

3:00 p.m.
Identifying Those Links in Solid Tori Which are Braids Made of Braids.
J. R. Bozeman*, Lyndon State College
(10025745)

3:30 p.m.
Local versus global structure in knot space.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(100257117)

4:00 p.m.
$C^2$ Smooth Knots of Constant Curvature.
Jenelle Marie McAtee*, University of Iowa
(10025498)

4:30 p.m.
Braid Index, Genus and Crossing Number of Links.
Yuanan Diao*, UNC Charlotte
Claus Ernst, Western Kentucky University
Morwen Thistlethwaite, University of Tennessee
(10025764)

5:00 p.m.
Geometry and physics of proteins.
Jayanth R Banavar*, Penn State
Amos Maritan, University of Padova
(10028289)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Polynomials, I
Room 523, Benedum Hall Organizers: E. Glen Whitehead, Jr., University of Pittsburgh egw1@pitt.edu

3:00 p.m.
An Introduction to Graph Polynomials.
Earl Glen Whitehead*, University of Pittsburgh
(10020599)

3:30 p.m.
Totally Matchable Graphs.
Kimberly J Burch*, Montclair State University
Earl Glen Whitehead, Jr., University of Pittsburgh
(10020586)

4:00 p.m.
A bruteforce method for studying chromatic equivalence of homeomorphic graphs.
Ronald C. Read*, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo
(10020514)

4:30 p.m.
A categorification for the chromatic polynomial.
Yongwu Rong*, The George Washington University
Laure HelmeGuizon, The George Washington University
(100205187)

5:00 p.m.
Computation of Tutte Polynomials.
Gary Haggard*, Bucknell University
Gordon Royle, University of Western Australia
(10020515)

5:30 p.m.
A characteristic polynomial for chordal graphs and rooted graphs.
Elizabeth W. McMahon*, Lafayette College
Beth Shimkus, Lehigh University
Jessica Wolfson, Lafayette College
(100205161)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Multivariate Hypergeometric Functions: Combinatorial and AlgebroGeometric Aspects, II
Room 1020, Benedum Hall Organizers: Eduardo Cattani, University of Massachusetts, Amherst cattani@math.umass.edu
Alicia M. Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires alidick@dm.uba.ar
Laura Felicia Matusevich, Harvard University laura@math.harvard.edu

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 920, Benedum Hall

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
Affine Cyclic Codes.
Nuh Aydin*, Kenyon College
(100205138)

3:30 p.m.
Letter Representations of Rectangular m x n x p Proper Arrays.
Jocelyn Quaintance*, Kutztown University
(10020554)

3:45 p.m.
Nilpotent NLie Algebras.
Michael Peretzian Williams*, North Bethesda,MD
(100217108)

4:00 p.m.
Notes on regularity and smoothness of outer measures.
Carmen D Vlad*, Pace University, New York, NY.
(100228133)

4:15 p.m.
ConstraintPreserving Boundary Conditions for Some Hyperbolic Systems of Differential Equations.
Nicolae Tarfulea*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(10023535)

4:30 p.m.
Generalizations of Kantrovich and Strang Inequalities.
Morteza Seddighin*, Indiana University East
(10024734)

4:45 p.m.
Development of The Phase Function Method for Systems of N Charged Particles.
Lia Leon ChachanidzeMargolin*, University of Phoenix
(10027005)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Department of Mathematics of the University of Pittsburgh Reception
Ball Room, William Pitt Union
Sunday November 7, 2004

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 1175, Benedum Hall

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 1175, Benedum Hall

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Modularity of Galois Representations and Serre's Conjecture, III
Room 521, Benedum Hall Organizers: Mark E. T. Dickinson, University of Pittsburgh dickinsm@pitt.edu

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on PDEBased Methods in Imaging and Vision, III
Room 520, Benedum Hall Organizers: Stacey E. Levine, Duquesne University sel@mathcs.duq.edu
Yunmei Chen, University of Florida yun@math.ufl.edu

8:00 a.m.
Information Theoretic Mean.
Murali Rao*, University Of Florida
(100294200)

8:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Energy Minimization in Signal/Image Analysis by Stochastic Differential Equations.
Hamid Krim*, North Carolina State University
Elena Zhizhina, Institute for Information and Transmission Problems
(10026258)

9:00 a.m.
Geometric Analysis of Statistical Manifolds with Applications to Object Recognition.
Washington Mio*, Florida State University
Dennis Badlyans, Florida State University
(100268205)

9:30 a.m.
Existence and Local Uniqueness of Certain Optimal Correspondences between Plane Curves.
David Groisser*, University of Florida
(100249134)

10:00 a.m.
Error Analysis for Image Inpainting.
Tony Chan, University of California, Los Angeles
Sung Ha Kang*, University of Kentucky
(100265115)

10:30 a.m.
Inpainting of BV Images in the Wavelets Domain.
Jackie Jianhong Shen*, University of Minnesota
Haomin Zhou, Georgia Institute of Technology
Tony F. Chan, UCLA
(10029459)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, III
Room 823, Benedum Hall Organizers: Marta M. Asaeda, University of Maryland asaeda@math.uiowa.edu
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Adam S. Sikora, SUNY at Buffalo asikora@buffalo.edu

8:00 a.m.
Relative Framing of Transverse Knots.
Vladimir V. Chernov*, Dartmouth College
(100257244)

8:30 a.m.
Markov Traces on Framed Braids.
Sofia Lambropoulou*, National Technical University of Athens
Jesus Juyumaya, University of Valparaiso
(100257241)

9:00 a.m.
Knot Polynomials vs. Hyperbolic Volume.
Oliver T Dasbach*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
XiaoSong Lin, University of California, Riverside
(100257174)

9:30 a.m.
Antihomotopy skein theory for hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Uwe Kaiser*, Boise State University
(100257165)

10:00 a.m.
Traces on the skein algebra of the torus.
Michael McLendon*, Washington College
(100255125)

10:30 a.m.
An Isomorphism Between Affine BirmanMurakamiWenzl Algebras and Tangles in the Solid Torus.
Frederick Goodman, University of Iowa
Holly M Hauschild*, University of Iowa
(100254220)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Convexity and Combinatorics, III
Room 1022, Benedum Hall Organizers: James F. Lawrence, George Mason University lawrence@gmu.edu
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the space of affine classes of convex bodies.
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg*, Auburn University
(100252124)

8:30 a.m.
BallPolytopes.
Karoly Bezdek*, University of Calgary
(100252179)

9:00 a.m.
Determining a convex body by minor subsets of the boundary.
David G. Larman*, University College London,London,U.K.
Grzegorz Sojka, Mathematics Institute, University of Warsaw
(10025251)

9:30 a.m.
On Lebesgue's universal cover problem.
Peter Brass*, City College New York, CUNY
(100252104)

10:00 a.m.
On the number of mutually touching cylinders.
Andras Bezdek*, Auburn University, AL and R\'enyi Inst. of Mathematics, Budapest, Hunagry
(100252184)

10:30 a.m.
Covering with Fat Convex Discs.
G\'abor Fejes T\'oth*, Alfr\'ed R\'enyi Mathematical Institute
(100252193)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, III
Room 426, Benedum Hall Organizers: Robert E. Bradley, Adelphi University bradley@adelphi.edu
Lawrence A. D'Antonio, Ramapo College of New Jersey ldant@ramapo.edu

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, III
Room 420, Benedum Hall Organizers: Xinfu Chen, University of Pittsburgh xinfu@pitt.edu
Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh dwang@math.pitt.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discussion.

8:30 a.m.
Global Existence for 3D Incompressible Isotropic Elastodynamics via the Incompressible Limit.
Thomas C Sideris, University of California, Santa Barbara
Becca Thomases*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(10023582)

9:00 a.m.
On Viscoelastic Fluids.
Chun Liu*, Penn State University
(100235129)

9:30 a.m.
Another way to say subsolution: the maximum principle and sums of Green functions.
Richard S. Laugesen*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Neil A. Watson, University of Canterbury
(10023592)

10:00 a.m.
On a Multidimensional Model for the Dynamic Combustion of Compressible Reacting Flows.
D. Donatelli, University of L'Aquila
K. Trivisa*, University of Maryland at College Park
(10023560)

10:30 a.m.
LotkaVolterra competition model with small or intermediate diffusion coeffcients.
Yuan Lou*, The Ohio State University
(100235114)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules, III
Room 722, Benedum Hall Organizers: Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

8:00 a.m.
The shape of DNA bound by Mu transposase.
Isabel K Darcy*, University of Iowa
John Luecke, UT Austin
Mariel Vazquez, UC Berkeley
(100292213)

8:30 a.m.
Classification of Tangle Solutions for Integrases.
Dorothy Buck*, UC Davis and Imperial College, UK
Cynthia Verjovsky Marcotte, St Edwards University
(100292192)

9:00 a.m.
Packing, curvature, and tangling of filaments.
Jonathan K. Simon*, University of Iowa
Gregory R. Buck, St. Anselm College
(100253216)

9:30 a.m.
Periodic table of knots.
Alessandro Flammini, School of Informatics, Indiana University
Andrzej Stasiak*, Université de Lausanne
(100254143)

10:00 a.m.
Tight knots and links: a universal energy spectrum for physical systems.
Thomas W Kephart*, TN
Roman V. Buniy, U. of Oregon
(100270178)

10:30 a.m.
On pearlnumber and ropelength of knots and links.
Rob Kusner*, Center for Geometry, Analysis, Numerics and Graphics (GANG)
W\"oden Kusner, Haverford College
(100252228)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Multivariate Hypergeometric Functions: Combinatorial and AlgebroGeometric Aspects, III
Room 1020, Benedum Hall Organizers: Eduardo Cattani, University of Massachusetts, Amherst cattani@math.umass.edu
Alicia M. Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires alidick@dm.uba.ar
Laura Felicia Matusevich, Harvard University laura@math.harvard.edu

8:00 a.m.
Algebraic functions as solutions of holonomic systems of partial differential equations.
Alicia Dickenstein, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Laura Felicia Matusevich, Harvard University
Timur Sadykov*, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
(10021462)

8:30 a.m.
Planar configurations and gkzrationality.
Alicia Dickenstein*, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Eduardo Cattani, University of Massachusetts
(10021470)

9:00 a.m.
PicardFuchs differential equation for the $A_n$ family of CalabiYau varieties.
H A Verrill*, Louisiana State University
(10021448)

9:30 a.m.
Integral subvariations of Hodge structure and moduli of CalabiYau complete intersections.
Charles Doran*, University of Washington
John Morgan, Columbia University
(100214227)

10:00 a.m.
Hypergeometric series and discriminant amoebas.
Mikael Passare*, Stockholm University, Sweden
(100233203)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Trends in Operator Theory and Banach Spaces, III
Room 423, Benedum Hall Organizers: Christopher J. Lennard, University of Pittsburgh lennard@pitt.edu
Thomas A. Metzger, University of Pittsburgh metzger@pitt.edu

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis and Partial Differential Equations in Subelliptic Structures, III
Room 424, Benedum Hall Organizers: Cristian E. Gut\'ierrez, Temple University gutierrez@euclid.math.temple.edu
Guozhen Lu, Wayne State University gzlu@math.wayne.edu
Juan J. Manfredi, University of Pittsburgh manfredi@pitt.edu

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Multiscale Algorithms in Computational Fluid Dynamics, III
Room 522, Benedum Hall Organizers: William J. Layton, University of Pittsburgh wjl@pitt.edu
Anastasios Liakos, U.S. Naval Academy liakos@usna.edu

8:30 a.m.
Time Averaged Statistics and NavierStokes Equations.
Carolina C Manica*, University of Pittsburgh
(100265140)

9:00 a.m.
FENE dumbbell model for complex fluids and its closure approximations.
Qiang Du*, Penn State University
Chun Liu, Penn State University
Peng Yu, Penn State University
(10026595)

9:30 a.m.
Local Dynamics of NavierStokes Equations in Exterior Domains.
Giovanni P Galdi*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
(100276100)

10:00 a.m.
Mathematical Analysis of Orientation of Rigid Bodies Falling in Newtonian and NonNewtonian Fluids.
Ashwin Vaidya*, Carnegie Mellon University
(10027697)

10:30 a.m.
Advances in MHD Flow Simulations.
A. J. Meir*, Auburn University
P. G. Schmidt, Mathematics and Statistics / Auburn University
(100276167)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Polynomials, II
Room 523, Benedum Hall Organizers: E. Glen Whitehead, Jr., University of Pittsburgh egw1@pitt.edu

8:30 a.m.
Reconstructing (and not reconstructing) trees from probability data.
David Eisenstat, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Gary Gordon*, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
(100205160)

9:00 a.m.
On the sandpile group of regular trees.
Evelin Toumpakari*, University of Chicago
(10020541)

9:30 a.m.
A strange treeenumeration formula from electrical network theory.
David G. Wagner*, University of Waterloo C&O Department
(10020523)

10:00 a.m.
Monomial Bases for NBC Complexes.
Jason I Brown, Dalhousie University
Bruce E Sagan*, Michigan State University
(100205102)

10:30 a.m.
Properties of the interlace polynomial.
Joanna Anthony EllisMonaghan*, St. Michael's College
Irasema Sarmiento, CINEVESTAV, Mexico
(10020585)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 9:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Workshop
T.A. development using case studies: A workshop for faculty.
Room 525, Benedum Hall
Organizers:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston University

Sunday November 7, 2004, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
The boosting approach to machine learning.
Auditorium, Benedum Hall
Robert Schapire*, Princeton University
(10026804)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Homogenization in asymmetrical random media: Recent results and challenges.
Auditorium, Benedum Hall
Ofer Zeitouni*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(10026002)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Modularity of Galois Representations and Serre's Conjecture, IV
Room 521, Benedum Hall Organizers: Mark E. T. Dickinson, University of Pittsburgh dickinsm@pitt.edu

Sunday November 7, 2004, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, IV
Room 823, Benedum Hall Organizers: Marta M. Asaeda, University of Maryland asaeda@math.uiowa.edu
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Adam S. Sikora, SUNY at Buffalo asikora@buffalo.edu

Sunday November 7, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Convexity and Combinatorics, IV
Room 1022, Benedum Hall Organizers: James F. Lawrence, George Mason University lawrence@gmu.edu
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu

Sunday November 7, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Phenomena in Biology and Mechanics
Room 720, Benedum Hall Organizers: Anna Vainchtein, University of Pittsburgh aav4@pitt.edu
William C. Troy, University of Pittsburgh troy@math.pitt.edu

3:00 p.m.
On long range electrical interactions in DNA elasticity.
Bernard D Coleman*, Rutgers University, Department of Mechanics and Materials Science
(100274110)

3:25 p.m.
Influence of intrinsic curvature and coupling on configurations of DNA minicircles.
David Swigon*, University of Pittsburgh
Wilma K Olson, Rutgers University
Bernard D Coleman, Rutgers University
(100274217)

3:50 p.m.
A two dimensional neural model.
William C Troy*, University of Pittsburgh
(100292189)

4:15 p.m.
Modeling and Analysis of TwoPhase Equilibira of Bilayer Membranes.
Tim Healey*, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics/Cornell University
(100274198)

4:40 p.m.
Composites of Hyperelastic Materials with Prescribed Lavrentiev Gap Functions.
Victor J. Mizel*, Carnegie Mellon University
(100235223)

5:05 p.m.
Kinetics of lattice phase transitions.
Anna Vainchtein*, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Mathematics
Lev Truskinovsky, Ecole Polytechnique
(100270148)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion.

Sunday November 7, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules, IV
Room 722, Benedum Hall Organizers: Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

3:00 p.m.
Numeric results on upper bounds of rope length.
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Uta Ziegler, Western Kentucky University
(100257206)

3:30 p.m.
Numerics issues in ropelength minimization.
Michael Piatek*, Duquesne University
Eric Rawdon, Duquesne University
Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia, Athens
(100265182)

4:00 p.m.
What do we know about kinked tubes? On shortest curves of constrained curvature.
Jason Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Joseph Fu, University of Georgia
Robert Kusner, University of Massachusetts
John Sullivan, Technische Univeristat Berlin
Nancy Wrinkle, Northern Illinois University
(100253208)

4:30 p.m.
Upper Bounds for the Minimum Ropelength of Knots.
Justyna Baranska, Poznan Technical University
Piotr Pieranski, Poznan Technical University
Sylwester Przybyl, Poznan Technical University
Eric J Rawdon*, Duquesne University
(100257180)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion.
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