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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
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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