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2006 Fall Central Section Meeting
Cincinnati, OH, October 2122, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1020
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Saturday October 21, 2006

Saturday October 21, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 614, Old Chemistry Building

Saturday October 21, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 615, Old Chemistry Building

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Coding TheoryHonoring the Retirement of Vera Pless, I
Room 719, Swift Hall Organizers: William Cary Huffman, Loyola University wch@math.luc.edu
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville jl.kim@louisville.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Results on Operator Algebras, I
Room 816, Swift Hall Organizers: Herbert Halpern, University of Cincinnati halpern@math.uc.edu
Gary Weiss, University of Cincinnati gary.weiss@math.uc.edu
Costel Peligrad, University of Cincinnati costel.peligrad@uc.edu
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@math.uc.edu
Victor G. Kaftal, University of Cincinnati kaftal@math.uc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Operator Valued Frames.
Victor Kaftal, University of Cincinnati
David Larson*, Texas A&M University
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati
(102047231)

9:00 a.m.
Operator theory in Quantum information.
ManDuen Choi*, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
(102047224)

9:30 a.m.
The Cuntz Semigroup.
N. P. Brown*, Penn State University
(102046190)

10:00 a.m.
A Survey of the Quantum Permutation Groups.
Shuzhou Wang*, University of Georgia
(102046155)

10:30 a.m.
Twisted spectral triples.
Henri Moscovici*, Department of mathematics, The Ohio State University
(102046137)

11:00 a.m.
Quantum spheres and their modules.
Albert J. L. Sheu*, University of Kansas
(102046255)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, I
Room 820, Swift Hall Organizers: Srdjan D. Stojanovic, University of Cincinnati srdjan.stojanovic@uc.edu
Ning Zhong, University of Cincinnati ning.zhong@uc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Backward Stochastic Volterra Integral Equations and Dynamic TimeInconsistent Coherent Risk Measures.
Jiongmin Yong*, University of Central Florida
(10206029)

9:00 a.m.
On Stochastic Models for Stock Price Movements which Employ the PowerVariance Family.
Vladimir Vinogradov*, Ohio University
(10206007)

9:30 a.m.
The dynamics of trader motivations in asset bubbles.
Gunduz Caginalp*, University of Pittsburgh
Vladimira Ilieva, Dreman Foundation
(10203434)

10:00 a.m.
Selection of an Optimal Portfolio with Stochastic Volatility and Discrete Observations.
Frederi G Viens*, Purdue University, Department of Statistics
Natalia V Batalova, Bank of America Securities, London, UK
Vassili Maroussov, Purdue University, Department of Physics
(102091196)

10:30 a.m.
RiskMinimizing Hedge for a PartiallyObserved Micromovement Model of Asset Price.
Kiseop Lee*, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisville
Yong Zeng, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Missouri at Kansas City
(10206036)

11:00 a.m.
Optimal Pension Funding: A Case Study of MOSERS.
J. Tao*, Central Missouri State University
(10209077)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, I
Room 326, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

8:30 a.m.
Knotting and Linking for selfavoiding polygons in sublattices of $\mathbb{Z}^3$.
Chris Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
(102005251)

9:00 a.m.
Counting almost unknotted embeddings of graphs in the cubic lattice.
S G Whittington*, University of Toronto
(10205727)

9:30 a.m.
Knotting frequency and knot spectrum of globular polymer rings.
Enzo Orlandini*, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Padova, Padova, Italy.
Marco Baiesi, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Attilio Stella, Dipartimento di Fisica, Padova
(102060145)

10:00 a.m.
Correlation functions of random knots and some physical applications.
Tetsuo Deguchi*, Department of Physics, Ochanomizu University
(102082188)

10:30 a.m.
Proteininduced Local DNA Bends Regulate Global Topology of Recombination Products.
Alexander Vologodskii*, New York University
(10209278)

11:00 a.m.
A few more puzzles surrounding random knots.
Alexander Y Grosberg*, University of Minnesota, Physics Department
(10206079)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory, I
Room 519, Swift Hall Organizers: Nikos Frantzikinakis, Pennsylvania State University nikos@math.psu.edu
Bryna R. Kra, Northwestern University kra@math.northwestern.edu
Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis mw@csi.hu

8:30 a.m.
Divergent Square Averages.
R. Daniel Mauldin*, Mathematics Department, University of North Texas
Zoltan Buczolich, Analysis Dept., Eotvos Lorand Univ. Budapest
(102037252)

9:00 a.m.
Expansive Cellular Automata on Subshift Spaces of Dimension D.
Emily Gamber*, Santa Fe Institute
(102037200)

9:30 a.m.
Partitions with independent iterates in random dynamical systems.
Andres del Junco*, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Toronto
Boris Begun, Hebrew University
(10202856)

10:00 a.m.
Idempotence and polynomiality.
Randall McCutcheon*, Memphis
(102011244)

10:30 a.m.
On the identification of points by Borel semiflows.
David M McClendon*, Northwestern University
(10203768)

11:00 a.m.
$\mathbb Z^d$ actions, rank one and F\o lner sets.
E. Arthur Robinson, Jr., George Washington University
Ayse A Sahin*, DePaul University
(10203769)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Algebraic Geometry and Cryptography, I
Room 520, Swift Hall Organizers: Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati ding@math.uc.edu
Jason Eric Gower, University of Cincinnati jgower@math.purdue.edu
Timothy J. Hodges, University of Cincinnati timothy.hodges@uc.edu
Lei Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences hu@is.ac.cn
Dieter S. Schmidt, University of Cincinnati dschmidt@ececs.uc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Rational points on curves over function fields andan application to cryptography.
Koichiro Akiyama, Toshiba Corporation
Yasuhiro Goto*, Hokkaido University of Education at Hakodate
(10201428)

9:00 a.m.
ZhuangZi: A new algorithm for solving multivariable polynomial equations over a finite field.
Dieter S Schmidt*, University of Cincinnati
(102014117)

9:30 a.m.
On the difficulty of finding sections of fibered algebraic surfaces.
Koichiro Akiyama*, Corporate R\&D Center, Toshiba Corporation
Yoshinobu Fujiwara, Corporate R\&D Center, Toshiba Corporation
Yasuhiro Goto, Dept of Mathematics, Hokkaido Univ. of Edu. at Hakodate
(102014201)

10:00 a.m.
Discussion

10:30 a.m.
New Results on Real Hyperelliptic Curve Arithmetic.
Andreas Stein*, University of Wyoming
Michael J Jacobson, University of Calgary
Renate Scheidler, University of Calgary
(102011139)

11:00 a.m.
Gr\"obner Basis based Cryptanalysis of SHA1.
Makoto Sugita*, IT Security Center, Informationtechnology Promotion Agency, Japan
(102014186)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Potential Theory on Metric Spaces, I
Room 516, Swift Hall Organizers: Thomas Bieske, University of South Florida tbieske@math.usf.edu
Zair Ibragimov, University of Cincinnati ibragizs@math.uc.edu
Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati nages@math.uc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Dieudonn\'e points of holomorphic selfmaps of regions.
A. F. Beardon, University of Cambridge
David Minda*, University of Cincinnati
(102030215)

9:00 a.m.
Quasiconvex Plane Domains.
David A Herron*, University of Cincinnati
(102051239)

9:30 a.m.
Poincar\'e inequality and quasiconvexity of annuli.
Riikka Korte*, Helsinki University of Technology
(102031258)

10:00 a.m.
Quasisymmetric parameterizations of twodimensional metric planes.
Kevin M. Wildrick*, University of Michigan
(102030241)

10:30 a.m.
Isotropic Doubling Measures, $\delta$Monotonicity and Quasiconformal Jacobian.
Leonid Kovalev, Texas A & M University
Diego Maldonado, Kansas State University
JangMei Wu*, University of Illinois
(10203061)

11:00 a.m.
Quasimobius maps preserve uniform domains.
Xiangdong Xie*, Math dept, Virginia Tech
(10203015)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Functional Analysis and Applications, I
Room 819, Swift Hall Organizers: S. P. Singh, Memorial University of Newfoundland spsingh@math.mun.ca
Bruce Watson, Memorial University of Newfoundland bruce2@math.mun.ca

8:30 a.m.
Fixed point theorems for occasionally weakly compatible mappings.
G. F. Jungck, Bradley University
B. E. Rhoades*, Indiana University
(102047125)

9:00 a.m.
Parametric variational Inclusions Problems With Applications to Ekeland's Principle,Fixed Point and Optimization Problems.
LaiJiu Lin*, National Changhua University of Education
(10204614)

9:30 a.m.
Karmarmar's Interior Point Method for Linear Programming and it's Recent Consequences in Convex Optimization.
Jai N. Singh*, Barry University
(10204667)

10:00 a.m.
Best Approximation Theorem and Applications to Nonlinear Analysis.
S P Singh*, Memorial University
Bruce Watson, Memorial University
M Singh, University of Western Ontario
(10204771)

10:30 a.m.
On Fixed and Coincidence Points for Fibrepreserving maps.
Neeta Singh*, Department of Mathematics, University of Allahabad
(102047160)

11:00 a.m.
Developments in Pseudocontractive Mappings.
B K Sharma*, School of Studies in Mathematics
(102047172)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential and Its Applications, I
Room 312, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu
Guan Bo, Ohio State University guan@math.ohiostate.edu

8:30 a.m.
Large Prandtl Number Behavior of the Boussinesq System of RayleighBenard Convection.
Xiaoming Wang*, Florida State University
(10207693)

9:00 a.m.
$W^{1,p}$ estimates on Lipschitz domains for elliptic equations with periodic coefficients.
Zhongwei Shen*, University of Kentucky
(10203572)

9:30 a.m.
Alexandrov type estimates for the reflector antenna problem and application to the regularity of weak solutions.
Luis A Caffarelli, Department of Mathematics /University of Texas at Austin
Cristian E. Gutierrez, Department of Mathematics /Temple University
Qingbo Huang*, Department of Mathematics & Statistics /Wright State University
(102035209)

10:00 a.m.
Construction of complete embedded selfsimilar surfaces under mean curvature flow. Part I.
Xuan Hien Nguyen*, University of Cincinnati
(102035124)

10:30 a.m.
A Novel Mechanism for the Onset of StepBunching Instabilities During the Epitaxy of SingleSpecies Crystalline Films.
Michel Elie Jabbour*, University of Kentucky
(102035217)

11:00 a.m.
Multiphase Image Segmentation via ModicaMortola Phase transition.
Sung Ha Kang*, University of Kentucky
Yoon Mo Jung, University of Minnesota
Jainhong Shen, University of Minnesota
(102065218)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems for Differential Equations with Applications, I
Room 325, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Xiaojie Hou, University of Cincinnati houx@email.uc.edu
Philip L. Korman, University of Cincinnati kormanp@math.uc.edu
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@uc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Singular boundary value problems associated with the MongeAmp\`{e}re equation.
Ahmed Mohammed*, Ball State University
(102035131)

9:30 a.m.
Exclusive traveling waves for competitive reactiondiffusion systems and their stabilities.
Anthony W Leung*, University of Cincinnati
Xiaojie Hou, University of Cincinnati
Yi Li, The University of Iowa
(10203565)

10:00 a.m.
Traveling Wave Solutions To A Reaction Diffusion Equation Arising From Forest Succession.
Xiaojie Hou*, University fo Cincinnati
Paul Tian, The Ohio State University
(102035140)

10:30 a.m.
BV theory for psystem with damping.
Constantine M Dafermos, Brown University
Ronghua Pan*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(102035213)

11:00 a.m.
A simple example of Arnold diffusion.
Mark Levi*, Penn State
Vadim Kaloshin, Penn State
(102037275)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Optimal Controls and Stochastic Differential Games, I
Room 716, Swift Hall Organizers: Michael J. McAsey, Bradley University mcasey@bradley.edu
Libin Mou, Bradley University mou@bradley.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Birational Geometry, I
Room 608, Swift Hall Organizers: Mirel Constantin Caibar, Ohio State University caibar@math.ohiostate.edu
Gary P. Kennedy, Ohio State University kennedy@math.ohiostate.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 9:30 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, I
Room 616, Swift Hall Organizers: Edward W. Swim, Air Force Institute of Technology Edward.Swim@afit.edu
Richard Schugart, Ohio State University rschugart@mbi.osu.edu

9:30 a.m.
Analysis of a MechanoChemical Model for Passive Swelling of an Isolated Chondron Under Osmotic Loading.
Richard C Schugart*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Mansoor A Haider, North Carolina State University
(10209250)

10:00 a.m.
Multiscale biphasic continuum mixture models of the pericellular microenvironment in articular cartilage.
Mansoor A Haider*, Dept. of Mathematics, N.C. State University
Eun Jung Kim, Dept. of Mathematics, N.C. State University
Farshid Guilak, Depts. of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
(102092245)

10:30 a.m.
Applied mathematics and renal physiology.
Paula Grajdeanu*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University
(102092128)

11:00 a.m.
The Convexity Properties of Constitutive Models for Soft Tissues.
J. Patrick Wilber*, University of Akron
Jay R Walton, Texas A&M University
(102074274)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Combinatorics, I
Room 720, Swift Hall Organizers: Ezra Miller, University of Minnesota ezra@math.umn.edu
Igor Pak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology pak@math.mit.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 10:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, II
Room 324, Braunstein Hall

Saturday October 21, 2006, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Invited Address
Mathematics for cardiovascular interventions.
Room 500, Swift Hall
Suncica Canic*, University of Houston
(10200004)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Unfolding polyhedra.
Room 500, Swift Hall
Ezra N. Miller*, University of Minnesota
(10205202)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Results on Operator Algebras, II
Room 816, Swift Hall Organizers: Herbert Halpern, University of Cincinnati halpern@math.uc.edu
Gary Weiss, University of Cincinnati gary.weiss@math.uc.edu
Costel Peligrad, University of Cincinnati costel.peligrad@uc.edu
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@math.uc.edu
Victor G. Kaftal, University of Cincinnati kaftal@math.uc.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems for Differential Equations with Applications, II
Room 325, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Xiaojie Hou, University of Cincinnati houx@email.uc.edu
Philip L. Korman, University of Cincinnati kormanp@math.uc.edu
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@uc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Conditions for transport in a model of molecular motors.
S P Hastings*, University of Pittsburgh
(10203547)

3:30 p.m.
Lower Bounds for Blowup Time in Some Parabolic Problems.
Philip Schaefer*, University of Tennessee
(10203523)

4:00 p.m.
Rate of Decay of Stable Periodic Solutions of Duffing Equations.
Hongbin Chen, Department of Mathematics, Xian Jiaotong University
Yi Li*, Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa & Hunan Normal University
(102035219)

4:30 p.m.
Advectionmediated coexistence of competing species.
Yuan Lou*, Ohio State University
Chris Cosner, University of Miami
Robert Cantrell, University of Miami
(102035197)

5:00 p.m.
A periodic problem for a nonlinear evolution inclusion.
Sergiu Aizicovici*, Ohio University
(10203433)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, II
Room 820, Swift Hall Organizers: Srdjan D. Stojanovic, University of Cincinnati srdjan.stojanovic@uc.edu
Ning Zhong, University of Cincinnati ning.zhong@uc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Whether to Sell or Hold a Stock.
Raymond Rishel*, University of Kentucky
(10209110)

3:30 p.m.
Optimal Barrier Policy for Dividend Optimization.
G. Yin*, Wayne State University
Q.S. Song, University of Souther California
H.L. Yang, University of Hong Kong
(10206048)

4:00 p.m.
OneFactor Term Structure without Forward Rates.
Victor Goodman*, Indiana University, Bloomington
Kyounghee Kim, Florida State University
(10209166)

4:30 p.m.
Valuing Guaranteed UnitLinked Life Insurance Under RegimeSwitching Model.
Ruihua Liu*, University of Dayton
(102060169)

5:00 p.m.
Double barrier hitting time distributions for irregular Gaussian processes and applications.
Vilen Abramov, Kent State University
Kazim Khan, Kent State University
Oana Mocioalca*, Kent State University
(102060262)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, II
Room 326, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

3:00 p.m.
New Results on the ``Square Peg'' problem.
Jason Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Elizabeth Denne, Harvard University
John McCleary, Vassar College
(102054119)

3:30 p.m.
Convergence and isotopy type for graphs of finite total curvature.
Elizabeth Denne*, Harvard University
John M Sullivan, Technische Universitat, Berlin
(10205759)

4:00 p.m.
How can we measure tangling?
Jonathan Simon*, Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa
Rob Scharein, Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
(102057111)

4:30 p.m.
Protein Similarity from Line Weavings.
Michael Erdmann*, Computer Science Department and Robotics Institute/Carnegie Mellon University
(10209289)

5:00 p.m.
Mathematical challenges in description and classification of protein structures.
Peter R{\o}gen*, Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark
(10209262)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Special Session on Optimal Controls and Stochastic Differential Games, II
Room 716, Swift Hall Organizers: Michael J. McAsey, Bradley University mcasey@bradley.edu
Libin Mou, Bradley University mou@bradley.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, II
Room 616, Swift Hall Organizers: Edward W. Swim, Air Force Institute of Technology Edward.Swim@afit.edu
Richard Schugart, Ohio State University rschugart@mbi.osu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Numerical approximation of solutions to nonlinear inverse problems arising in olfaction experimentation.
Donald A. French*, Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Steve J. Kleene, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati
(102035204)

3:30 p.m.
Modeling pathophysiology of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease.
Leonid L Rubchinsky*, Indiana University  Purdue University at Indianapolis and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Karen A Sigvardt, Neurology and Center for Neuroscience ,University of California, Davis, CA and VA Northern California Health Care System
(102092167)

4:00 p.m.
A Mathematical Model for the Development of Sleep Regulation.
Janet Best*, Ohio State University
David Terman, Ohio State University
(102092185)

4:30 p.m.
On Transcriptional Delays in Cyclic Biochemical Networks.
German A Enciso*, MBI
(10209351)

5:00 p.m.
NMR Protein Structure Refinement with Mean Force Potentials.
Di Wu*, Department of Mathematics Western Kentucky University
Robert Jernigan, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University
Zhijun Wu, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
(102000151)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory, II
Room 519, Swift Hall Organizers: Nikos Frantzikinakis, Pennsylvania State University nikos@math.psu.edu
Bryna R. Kra, Northwestern University kra@math.northwestern.edu
Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis mw@csi.hu

3:00 p.m.
Breaking the duality in the "Return times" theorem.
Ciprian Demeter*, University of California, Los Angeles
(10203773)

3:30 p.m.
WM sets  definitions, Ramsey properties and open problems.
Alexander Fish*, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, currently Ohio State University
(102037105)

4:00 p.m.
Projectional Entropy in Higher Dimensional Shifts of Finite Type.
Aimee S. A. Johnson*, Swarthmore College
Kathleen Madden, Drew University
Steve Kass, Drew University
(102037129)

4:30 p.m.
Convergence of Polynomial Ergodic Averages of Several Variables for Some Commuting Transformations.
Michael C R Johnson*, Northwestern University
(102037184)

5:00 p.m.
On the uniqueness of measures of full Hausdorff dimension for some compact invariant sets.
Yuki Yayama*, Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(102037175)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Birational Geometry, II
Room 608, Swift Hall Organizers: Mirel Constantin Caibar, Ohio State University caibar@math.ohiostate.edu
Gary P. Kennedy, Ohio State University kennedy@math.ohiostate.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Applied Algebraic Geometry and Cryptography, II
Room 520, Swift Hall Organizers: Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati ding@math.uc.edu
Jason Eric Gower, University of Cincinnati jgower@math.purdue.edu
Timothy J. Hodges, University of Cincinnati timothy.hodges@uc.edu
Lei Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences hu@is.ac.cn
Dieter S. Schmidt, University of Cincinnati dschmidt@ececs.uc.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Potential Theory on Metric Spaces, II
Room 516, Swift Hall Organizers: Thomas Bieske, University of South Florida tbieske@math.usf.edu
Zair Ibragimov, University of Cincinnati ibragizs@math.uc.edu
Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati nages@math.uc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Mappings of finite distortion: discreteness and openness.
Xiao Zhong*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Jyv\"askyl\"a
(102051248)

3:30 p.m.
Hardy Space Estimates of the Jacobian Determinant in Terms of its Subdeternminants.
Tadeusz Iwaniec*, Syracuse University
Jani Onninen, Syracuse University
(102031266)

4:00 p.m.
Deformations of Finite Energy.
Tadeusz Iwaniec, Syracuse University
Jani Onninen*, Syracuse University
(102031264)

4:30 p.m.
On a boundary Harnack inequality for p harmonic functions.
John L Lewis*, University of Kentucky
Kaj Nystrom, Umea University
(10203158)

5:00 p.m.
Riesz potentials that are $p$superharmonic or $p$subharmonic functions.
J Manfredi Juan*, University of Pittsburgh
Peter Lindqvist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(102031235)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Functional Analysis and Applications, II
Room 819, Swift Hall Organizers: S. P. Singh, Memorial University of Newfoundland spsingh@math.mun.ca
Bruce Watson, Memorial University of Newfoundland bruce2@math.mun.ca

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Combinatorics, II
Room 720, Swift Hall Organizers: Ezra Miller, University of Minnesota ezra@math.umn.edu
Igor Pak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology pak@math.mit.edu

3:00 p.m.
Adornments and expanding flowers.
Robert Connelly*, Cornell University
Erik D. Demaine, MIT
Martin L. Demaine, MIT
S\'andor P. Fekete, TU Braunschweig
Stefan Langerman, Univrsit\'e Libre de Bruxelles
Joseph S. B. Mitchell, Stony Brook University
Ares Rib\'o, Freie Universit\"at Berlin
G\"unter Rote, Freie Universit\"at Berlin
(102052182)

3:30 p.m.
Heat flow and a faster algorithm to compute the surface area of a convex body.
Mikhail Belkin*, The Ohio State University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hariharan Narayanan, The University of Chicago, Department of Computer Science
Partha Niyogi, The University of Chicago, Department of Computer Science
(10200585)

4:00 p.m.
Gale and braxial polytopes.
Margaret M Bayer*, University of Kansas
Tibor Bisztriczky, University of Calgary
(102052211)

4:30 p.m.
Moebius inversion and combinatorial curvature.
Jon McCammond*, University of California  Santa Barbara
(10200595)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential and Its Applications, II
Room 312, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu
Guan Bo, Ohio State University guan@math.ohiostate.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Coding TheoryHonoring the Retirement of Vera Pless, II
Room 719, Swift Hall Organizers: William Cary Huffman, Loyola University wch@math.luc.edu
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville jl.kim@louisville.edu

3:00 p.m.
The minimum weight of dual codes from projective planes.
J. D. Key*, Clemson University
(10200570)

3:30 p.m.
Combinatorial Designs and Code Synchronization.
Vladimir D. Tonchev*, Michigan Technological Universirty
(10209463)

4:00 p.m.
Optical Orthogonal Codes from Arcs in Root Subspaces.
Keith E. Mellinger*, University of Mary Washington
Tim Alderson, University of New Brunswick  Saint John
(10205111)

4:30 p.m.
Towards a classification of threedimensional Griesmer codes.
Ray Hill, University of Salford
Harold Ward*, University of Virginia
(102094174)

5:00 p.m.
Optimal Linear Codes over $Z_m$.
Steven T. Dougherty, University of Scranton
T. Aaron Gulliver*, University of Victoria
Young Ho Park, Kangwon National University
John N.C. Wong, University of Victoria
(102094233)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Limit Theorems of Probability Theory, I
Room 316, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Wlodzimierz Bryc, University of Cincinnati brycw@math.uc.edu
Magda Peligrad, University of Cincinnati peligrm@math.uc.edu

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, II
Room 324, Braunstein Hall

3:00 p.m.
When is it possible for a finite semimodular lattice to contain a median that is not bounded above by the join of input elements?
Jeremy M White*, University of Louisville
(102006194)

3:15 p.m.
On two functional equations and their solutions.
Kelly B Houston*, Undergraduate Student, University of Louisville
Prasanna K Sahoo, Professor, University of Louisville
(102039207)

3:30 p.m.
On a Sincov type functional equation.
Prasanna K Sahoo*, Professor of Mathematics, University of Louisville
(102039243)

3:45 p.m.
Behavior of the Sum of the Absolute Values of the Bessel Functions.
George C. Stey*, The Ohio State University
(102042277)

4:00 p.m.
Extension of Tikhonov Regularization Method with Varying Regularization Operators.
Kourosh Modarresi*, Stanford University(Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics, SCCM)
Gene H. Golub, Stanford University, CS/SCCM dep.
(102015271)

4:15 p.m.
A Variant of PrimalDual InteriorPoint Method for Linear Programming based on Kernel Functions.
Mohammed Shakil, Miami Dade College, Hialeah Campus
Jai N Singh*, Barry University
(102090120)

4:30 p.m.
The Probability of Knotting after a Local Strand Passage in a SAP.
Michael L Szafron*, St. Peter's College/University of Saskatchewan
Christine E Soteros, Univerisity of Saskatchewan
(102062256)

4:45 p.m.
Strange inequalities in a partially ordered linear algebra.
Donald Beken, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Ralph DeMarr*, University of New Mexico
(102006114)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 5:40 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Invited Address
From combinatorics to ergodic theory and back.
Room 500, Swift Hall
Bryna R. Kra*, Northwestern University
(10203701)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Reception Hosted by the Department of Mathematics
Mick & Mack's (3rd Level), Tangeman University Center (TUC)
Sunday October 22, 2006

Sunday October 22, 2006, 7:45 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 614, Old Chemistry Building

Sunday October 22, 2006, 7:45 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 615, Old Chemistry Building

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Results on Operator Algebras, III
Room 816, Swift Hall Organizers: Herbert Halpern, University of Cincinnati halpern@math.uc.edu
Gary Weiss, University of Cincinnati gary.weiss@math.uc.edu
Costel Peligrad, University of Cincinnati costel.peligrad@uc.edu
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@math.uc.edu
Victor G. Kaftal, University of Cincinnati kaftal@math.uc.edu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, III
Room 326, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Solving nstring tangle equations modeling proteinDNA complexes.
Isabel K. Darcy*, University of Iowa
(102057232)

8:30 a.m.
Linking of chromosomes during interphase.
Javier Arsuaga*, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University
Trevor Blackstone, San Francisco State University
Mariel Vazquez, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University
(102092187)

9:00 a.m.
Efficient DNA decatenation by Xer system of recombination.
Mariel Vazquez*, San Francisco State University
David J Sherratt, Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford
(102092157)

9:30 a.m.
A Model of DNA Knotting and Linking: Part I.
Dorothy Buck*, Imperial College London
Erica Flapan,
(10209246)

10:00 a.m.
A Model of DNA Knotting and Linking: Part II.
Erica Flapan*, Pomona College
Dorothy Buck, Imperial College London
(10205753)

10:30 a.m.
Understanding Generegulatory Mechanisms in vivo: Lessons from the Mechanics of ProteinDNA Complexes.
Stephen D Levene*, University of Texas at Dallas
Abbye E McEwen, University of Texas at Dallas
Yongli Zhang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(102092110)

11:00 a.m.
Spiral Waves in Excitable Media.
Irma CruzWhite, Chipola College
De Witt Sumners*, Florida State University
(102057150)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential and Its Applications, III
Room 312, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu
Guan Bo, Ohio State University guan@math.ohiostate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Configurations of nonlinear materials with electric fields that minimize $L^p$ norms.
Robert P Lipton*, Louisiana State University
(102035102)

8:30 a.m.
An Energy Reducing Flow for MultipleValued Functions.
Wei Zhu*, Department of Mathematics, Rice University
(102035107)

9:00 a.m.
Discussion

9:30 a.m.
Singular set for Lipschitzian critical points of polyconvex functionals from nonlinear elasticity.
Sungwon Cho, Michigan State University
Xiaodong Yan*, Michigan State Univerisy
(102035104)

10:00 a.m.
A nonlinear integral equation in conformal geometry.
Fengbo Hang, Princeton University
Xiaodong Wang*, Michigan State University
Xiaodong Yan, Michigan State University
(102053206)

10:30 a.m.
Alternative proofs on the radial symmetry and monotonicity for positive regular solutions to a singular integral equation.
Wenxiong Chen, Yeshiva University
Congming Li, University of Colorado at Boulder
Biao Ou*, University of Toledo
(10203545)

11:00 a.m.
Vanishing Moment Method and Numerical Approximations for Fully Nonlinear PDEs.
Xiaobing Feng*, Department of Mathematics, The University of Tennessee
(102035228)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Coding TheoryHonoring the Retirement of Vera Pless, III
Room 719, Swift Hall Organizers: William Cary Huffman, Loyola University wch@math.luc.edu
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville jl.kim@louisville.edu

8:00 a.m.
On Modular Cyclic Codes.
Steven T Dougherty*, University of Scranton
Young Ho Park, Kangwon National University
(102094138)

8:30 a.m.
Equivalence of Linear Codes over Finite Rings.
Jay A. Wood*, Western Michigan University
(10209406)

9:00 a.m.
On the Number of Inequivalent Binary SelfOrthogonal Codes.
Xiangdong Hou*, University of South Florida
(10209464)

9:30 a.m.
A bound for certain $s$extremal codes and lattices.
Philippe Gaborit*, Universit\'e de Limoges
(102005234)

10:00 a.m.
Duadic codes at length.
Patrick Sole*, CNRSI3S
(10209420)

10:30 a.m.
Optimal Subcodes of SelfDual Codes.
JonLark Kim*, University of Louisville
Vera Pless, University of Illinois at Chicago
(102094163)

11:00 a.m.
Additive SelfDual Codes over GF(4) with an Odd Order Automorphism.
W. Cary Huffman*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Loyola University of Chicago
(102094153)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, III
Room 820, Swift Hall Organizers: Srdjan D. Stojanovic, University of Cincinnati srdjan.stojanovic@uc.edu
Ning Zhong, University of Cincinnati ning.zhong@uc.edu

8:30 a.m.
A bivariate Levy process with negative binomial and gamma marginals.
Tomasz J. Kozubowski*, University of Nevada at Reno
Anna K. Panorska, University of Nevada at Reno
Krzysztof Podgorski, Indiana UniversityPurdue University at Indianapolis
(10206230)

9:00 a.m.
Deviation Model for Financial Overreaction.
A. Duran*, University of Michigan  Ann Arbor, MI, USA
G. Caginalp, University of Pittsburgh
(10209018)

9:30 a.m.
Statistical Analysis of the Filtering Model with Marked Point Process Observations: Application to UltraHigh Frequency Data.
Yong Zeng*, Dept. of Math and Stat, University of Missouri at Kansas City
(102060101)

10:00 a.m.
A Stochastic Risk Model and its Applications to Actuarial Funding.
Guangwei Fan*, Maryville University – St. Louis
(102060113)

10:30 a.m.
Pricing and Trading Credit Default Swaps.
Tomasz R Bielecki*, Applied Mathematics Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
Monique Jeanblanc, Mathematics Department, Evry University
Marek Rutkowski, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales
(102060276)

11:00 a.m.
Neutral derivative pricing and hedging under multidimensional risks in incomplete markets: theory and applications.
Srdjan D Stojanovic*, University of Cincinnati
(102090165)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Algebraic Geometry and Cryptography, III
Room 520, Swift Hall Organizers: Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati ding@math.uc.edu
Jason Eric Gower, University of Cincinnati jgower@math.purdue.edu
Timothy J. Hodges, University of Cincinnati timothy.hodges@uc.edu
Lei Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences hu@is.ac.cn
Dieter S. Schmidt, University of Cincinnati dschmidt@ececs.uc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Elliptic Curves of Almost Prime Order.
Shuo Shen*, Purdue University
Samuel S Wagstaff, Purdue University
(10201196)

9:00 a.m.
Cryptanalysis on the New Instance of Tractable Rational Map Cryptosystems.
Hu Lei*, Graduate School of the Chineses Academy of Sciences
Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati
Xuyun Nie, Chinese Academy of Sciences
John Wagner, University of Cincinnati
Jianyu Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(102094134)

9:30 a.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.
SatoTate Distributions for Genus 2 Curves.
William Butske*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(102014173)

10:30 a.m.
Structure of the subgroup of permutations spanned by the Dickson and the Linear polynomials.
Adama Diene*, Central State University. Wilberforce , Ohio
Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati
(102020268)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Functional Analysis and Applications, III
Room 819, Swift Hall Organizers: S. P. Singh, Memorial University of Newfoundland spsingh@math.mun.ca
Bruce Watson, Memorial University of Newfoundland bruce2@math.mun.ca

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems for Differential Equations with Applications, III
Room 325, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Xiaojie Hou, University of Cincinnati houx@email.uc.edu
Philip L. Korman, University of Cincinnati kormanp@math.uc.edu
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@uc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Quarterplane and twopoint boundary value problems for the KdV equation.
ShuMing Sun*, Virginia Tech
(102035176)

9:30 a.m.
Numerical investigation of threedimensional water waves.
Min Chen*, Dept. of Math., Purdue University
(102076146)

10:00 a.m.
Using finite intervals to approximate infinite intervals: the BBMequation.
Jerry L Bona, University of Illinois at Chicago
Hongqiu Chen*, University of Memphis
Shuming Sun, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati
(102035133)

10:30 a.m.
Error Estimation For A Class of Hierarchical Immersed Finite Element Spaces.
Tao Lin*, Department of Mathematics, Vriginia Tech
Slimane Adjerid, Department of Mathematics, Vriginia Tech
(102065116)

11:00 a.m.
Entire Positive Solutions of Elliptic Systems: Understanding the General Structure.
Alan V Lair, Air Force Institute of Technology
Xuefeng Wang, Tulane University
Aihua W Wood*, Air Force Institute of Technology
(10203588)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Optimal Controls and Stochastic Differential Games, III
Room 716, Swift Hall Organizers: Michael J. McAsey, Bradley University mcasey@bradley.edu
Libin Mou, Bradley University mou@bradley.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Systematic Approach to Solving Holonomic Constraint Problems.
John Gregory*, Department of Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(102049109)

9:30 a.m.
A Multiplier Rule for Optimizations on Metric Spaces and Applications.
Michael McAsey, Department of Mathematics, Bradley University
Libin Mou*, Department of Mathematics, Bradley University
(102049238)

10:00 a.m.
On Regularity of Optimal Controls for State Constrained Problems.
Ilya A Shvartsman*, Miami University
Richard B Vinter, Imperial College
(102049121)

10:30 a.m.
Optimal Control of Semilinear Evolution Inclusions.
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Dong Wang*, Fayetteville State University
(102049112)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, III
Room 616, Swift Hall Organizers: Edward W. Swim, Air Force Institute of Technology Edward.Swim@afit.edu
Richard Schugart, Ohio State University rschugart@mbi.osu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Computational mechanics of nonlinear biological softtissues.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, Texas Tech University
(102065226)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear fluidstructure interaction models for biologically inspired elastic membrane wings.
Edward W. Swim*, Air Force Institute of Technology
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Texas Tech University
(102074148)

10:00 a.m.
A ReactionDiffusion Model for Eradication of the Screwworm Fly by Sterile Fly Release Method.
John Gordon Alford*, Sam Houston State University
Robert Matlock, City University of New York, Staten Island
(10209283)

10:30 a.m.
Estimation and Identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae Aggregation Dynamics.
David M Bortz*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(102092259)

11:00 a.m.
Mathematical Models for Evolution and Dynamics of Avian Influenza.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Jin Zhou, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(102037177)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory, III
Room 519, Swift Hall Organizers: Nikos Frantzikinakis, Pennsylvania State University nikos@math.psu.edu
Bryna R. Kra, Northwestern University kra@math.northwestern.edu
Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis mw@csi.hu

9:00 a.m.
Adic transformations and random walks, I.
Sarah Bailey Frick*, The Ohio State University
Karl Petersen, University of North Carolina
(102037130)

9:30 a.m.
Adic transformations and random walks, II.
Sarah Bailey, Ohio State University
Karl Petersen*, University of North Carolina
(102037106)

10:00 a.m.
Bounds for Square Functions of Differences in Ergodic Theory.
Joseph Rosenblatt*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Mary Liu, Eastern Kentucky University
(10202854)

10:30 a.m.
On an Argument of Shkredov on TwoDimensional Corners in a Finite Field Setting.
Michael T Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology
William C McClain*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(102005202)

11:00 a.m.
Perturbations of Multidimensional Shifts of Finite Type.
Ronnie Pavlov*, The Ohio State University
(102037205)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Birational Geometry, III
Room 608, Swift Hall Organizers: Mirel Constantin Caibar, Ohio State University caibar@math.ohiostate.edu
Gary P. Kennedy, Ohio State University kennedy@math.ohiostate.edu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Potential Theory on Metric Spaces, III
Room 516, Swift Hall Organizers: Thomas Bieske, University of South Florida tbieske@math.usf.edu
Zair Ibragimov, University of Cincinnati ibragizs@math.uc.edu
Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati nages@math.uc.edu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Limit Theorems of Probability Theory, II
Room 316, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Wlodzimierz Bryc, University of Cincinnati brycw@math.uc.edu
Magda Peligrad, University of Cincinnati peligrm@math.uc.edu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Combinatorics, III
Room 720, Swift Hall Organizers: Ezra Miller, University of Minnesota ezra@math.umn.edu
Igor Pak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology pak@math.mit.edu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Invited Address
Lagrangian submanifolds and volume.
Room 500, Swift Hall
Jon G. Wolfson*, Michigan State University
(10205303)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Results on Operator Algebras, IV
Room 816, Swift Hall Organizers: Herbert Halpern, University of Cincinnati halpern@math.uc.edu
Gary Weiss, University of Cincinnati gary.weiss@math.uc.edu
Costel Peligrad, University of Cincinnati costel.peligrad@uc.edu
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@math.uc.edu
Victor G. Kaftal, University of Cincinnati kaftal@math.uc.edu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems for Differential Equations with Applications, IV
Room 325, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Xiaojie Hou, University of Cincinnati houx@email.uc.edu
Philip L. Korman, University of Cincinnati kormanp@math.uc.edu
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@uc.edu

2:00 p.m.
Final steady flow near a stagnation point on a vertical surface in a porous medium.
Keith Merrill, Penn State Erie
Matthew Beauchesne, Penn State Erie
Joseph Previte, Penn State Erie
Joseph Paullet*, Penn State Erie
Patrick Weidman, University of Colorado
(10203409)

2:30 p.m.
Conformally Compact Einstein Metrics with Symmetry in Dimension 5.
Mohammad Javaheri*, University of Oregon
(10205316)

3:00 p.m.
Scattering for transmission obstacles with variable matrix interfaces.
Stephen O'Dell*, UCLA
(10203517)

3:30 p.m.
On the initialboundary value problem for constrained hyperbolic systems.
Nicolae Tarfulea*, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University Calumet
(10203574)

4:00 p.m.
Solutions to the nonhomogeneous parabolic problems by the extended homogeneous Adomian decomposition method.
Bongsoo Jang*, Kent State University at Ashtabula
(102035152)

4:30 p.m.
Analysis of the Convergence of Fourier Coefficients Using a Variational Approach.
John L Fleming*, Duquesne University
(102042166)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, IV
Room 326, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

2:00 p.m.
A Partial Ordering of Knots Through Diagrammatic Unknotting.
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
(102057154)

2:30 p.m.
Tutte Polynomials of Signed Graphs and Jones Polynomials of Some Large Knots.
Yuanan Diao*, UNC Charlotte
Gabor Hetyei, UNC Charlotte
Kenneth E Hinson, UNC Charlotte
(10205757)

3:00 p.m.
"Physical systems with tight knots, links and braids".
Thomas W. Kephart*, Physics Dept., Vanderbilt Univ.
Roman V, Buniy, University of Oregon
(102055261)

3:30 p.m.
Explorations in Knot SelfRepulsion.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dan Sandin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert Kooima, University of Illinois at Chicago
(10205780)

4:00 p.m.
Discussion

4:30 p.m.
M\"obius Energy of smooth knots inscribed in polygons.
Eric J Rawdon*, University of St. Thomas
(102057192)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory, IV
Room 519, Swift Hall Organizers: Nikos Frantzikinakis, Pennsylvania State University nikos@math.psu.edu
Bryna R. Kra, Northwestern University kra@math.northwestern.edu
Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis mw@csi.hu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Combinatorics, IV
Room 720, Swift Hall Organizers: Ezra Miller, University of Minnesota ezra@math.umn.edu
Igor Pak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology pak@math.mit.edu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Coding TheoryHonoring the Retirement of Vera Pless, IV
Room 719, Swift Hall Organizers: William Cary Huffman, Loyola University wch@math.luc.edu
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville jl.kim@louisville.edu

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
Special Session on Limit Theorems of Probability Theory, III
Room 316, Braunstein Hall Organizers: Wlodzimierz Bryc, University of Cincinnati brycw@math.uc.edu
Magda Peligrad, University of Cincinnati peligrm@math.uc.edu
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