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2008 Spring Central Section Meeting
Bloomington, IN, April 56, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1038
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Saturday April 5, 2008

Saturday April 5, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
East Lounge  Mezzanine Level, Indiana Memorial Union

Saturday April 5, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Distinguished Alumni Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Aspects of Commutative Algebra, I
Room 228, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Juan Migliore, University of Notre Dame migliore.1@nd.edu
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky uwenagel@ms.uky.edu

8:00 a.m.
Determinantal Equations.
Gregory G. Smith*, Queen's University
Jessica Sidman, Mount Holyoke College
(103814294)

8:30 a.m.
Free Resolutions of Edge Ideals Corresponding to Simple Graphs.
Rachelle R Bouchat*, University of Kentucky
(103813253)

9:00 a.m.
Detecting properties of graphs via commutative algebra.
Christopher A. Francisco*, Oklahoma State University
Tai H. Ha, Tulane University
Adam Van Tuyl, Lakehead University
(10381390)

9:30 a.m.
Arrangements of hyperplanes, poset resolutions of monomial ideals, and free resolutions of multigraded modules.
A. Beecher, United States Military Academy
T. Clark, University at Albany, SUNY
A. Tchernev*, University at Albany, SUNY
(103813129)

10:00 a.m.
Some results on the $h$vectors of matroids.
Erik Stokes*, University of Kentucky
(103813250)

10:30 a.m.
The first Picardgraded Betti numbers of some Cox rings.
Mauricio F Velasco*, UC Berkeley
(103813194)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Representation Theory, Topological Combinatorics, and Interactions Between Them, I
Room 217, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Patricia Hersh, Indiana University phersh@indiana.edu
Cristian P. Lenart, State University of New York at Albany lenart@albany.edu
Michelle Wachs, University of Miami wachs@math.miami.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hyperbolic and Kinetic Equations, I
Room 304, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Shi Jin, University of Wisconsin jin@math.wisc.edu
Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin slemrod@math.wisc.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Aspects of Coding Theory, I
Room 247, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Heide GluesingLuerssen, University of Kentucky heidegl@ms.uky.edu
Roxana Smarandache, San Diego State University rsmarand@sciences.sdsu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Sequential Codes.
Sergio R L\'opezPermouth*, Ohio University
Benigno R ParraAvila, Ohio University
(103894323)

9:00 a.m.
Dual Codes over Finite RingsCautions and Compromises.
Jay A. Wood*, Western Michigan University
(10389459)

9:30 a.m.
An exact bound on dimension of binary divisible codes.
Xiaoyu Liu*, Wright State University
(103805246)

10:00 a.m.
Constacyclic Codes Of Length $p^s$ Over $\mathbb F_{p^m} + u\mathbb F_{p^m}$.
Hai Q. Dinh*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University, 4314 Mahoning Avenue, Warren, OH 44483, USA
(103894285)

10:30 a.m.
Convolutional Codes with Additional Structure.
Steve Szabo*, Ohio University
Sergio R. L\'opezPermouth, Ohio University
(103816273)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite Element Methods and Applications, I
Room 305, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Nicolae Tarfulea, Purdue University Calumet Tarfulea@calumet.purdue.edu
Sheng Zhang, Wayne State University sheng@math.wayne.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Probability and Spatial Systems, I
Room 319, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Russell D. Lyons, Indiana University rdlyons@indiana.edu
Alexander Holroyd, University of British Columbia holroyd@math.ubc.ca

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Discrete Structures in Conformal Dynamics and Geometry, I
Room 005, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Kevin M. Pilgrim, Indiana University pilgrim@indiana.edu
William J. Floyd, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University floyd@math.vt.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Applications, I
Room 317, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Hari Bercovici, Indiana University bercovic@indiana.edu
Marius Dadarlat, Purdue University mdd@math.purdue.edu
Mihai Popa, Indiana University mipopa@indiana.edu

9:00 a.m.
Connes' embedding problem and Horn's inequalities.
Benoit Collins, University of Ottawa and CNRS, France
Kenneth J Dykema*, Texas A&M University
(10384698)

9:30 a.m.
Nonstable KTheory and Extramally Rich C*algebras.
Lawrence G. Brown*, Purdue University
Gert K. Pedersen, deceased
(103846121)

10:00 a.m.
Nonembedding of the JiangSu algebra.
Andrew S Toms*, York University
Marius Dadarlat, Purdue University
Ilan Hirshberg, Ben Gurion University
Wilhelm Winter, University of Nottingham
(103847123)

10:30 a.m.
Essential representations of product systems.
Remus Floricel*, University of Regina
(103846238)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dmodules, I
Room 219, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Mathias Schulze, Oklahoma State University mschulze@math.okstate.edu
Hans Ulrich Walther, Purdue University walther@math.purdue.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Classical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, I
Room 103, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Roger Temam, Indiana University temam@indiana.edu
Shouhong Wang, Indiana University showang@indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Ring Spectra, I
Room 209, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Randy McCarthy, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign randy@math.uiuc.edu
Ayelet Lindenstrauss, Indiana University ayelet@math.indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, I
Room 246, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Jozsef Balogh, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign jobal@math.uiuc.edu
Hemanshu Kaul, Illinois Institute of Technology kaul@math.iit.edu
Tao Jiang, Miami University jiangt@muohio.edu

9:00 a.m.
Explicit construction of small Folkman graphs.
Linyuan Lu*, University of South Carolina
(103805169)

9:30 a.m.
Variance of the subgraph count for sparse Erd\H{o}sR\'enyi graphs.
Robert B Ellis*, Illinois Institute of Technology
James P Ferry, Metron, Inc.
(103805157)

10:00 a.m.
The Minimal Size of Restricted Difference Bases.
Jozsef Balogh, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois
Wojciech Samotij, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois
Sujith Vijay*, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois
(103805213)

10:30 a.m.
The number of induced subgraphs with distinct size or order.
Noga Alon, Tel Aviv Univesity, Israel
Jozsef Balogh, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Alexandr V. Kostochka, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Wojciech Samotij*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10380573)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Cell Motility: From Molecular Events to Mechanical Movement, I
Room 149, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Anastasios Matzavinos, Ohio State University tasos@math.ohiostate.edu
Nicoleta Eugenia Tarfulea, Purdue University Calumet ntarfule@calumet.purdue.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Minimal and CMC Surfaces, I
Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union Organizers: Bruce Michael Solomon, Indiana University solomon@indiana.edu
Matthias Weber, Indiana University matweber@indiana.edu
Adam Weyhaupt, Southern Illinois University aweyhau@siue.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Ktheory and Nil groups in Algebra and Topology, I
Room 204, Ballantine Hall Organizers: James F. Davis, Indiana University jfdavis@indiana.edu
Christian Haesemeyer, University of Illinois at Chicago chh@math.uic.edu

9:00 a.m.
Formulas for $NK_*(R)$ for $\Bbb Q$algebras.
Charles A Weibel*, Rutgers University
Guillermo Cortinas, Universities of Buenos Aires and of Valladolid
Christian Haesemeyer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mark E Walker, University of Nebraska
(103819232)

10:00 a.m.
On a question of Bass.
G Cortinas, Universities of Buenos Aires and of Valladolid
C Haesemeyer, University of IllinoisChicago
Mark Walker*, University of NebraskaLincoln
C Weibel, Rutgers University
(103819258)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis Methods in Mathematical Fluid Dynamics, I
Room 144, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia zg7c@virginia.edu
Irina Mitrea, University of Virginia im3p@virginia.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I
Room 345, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Victor Goodman, Indiana University goodmanv@indiana.edu
Kiseop Lee, University of Louisville kiseop.lee@louisville.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Multistart Approach for Parameter Optimization of Asset Flow Differential Equations.
Ahmet Duran*, Department of Mathematics, University of MichiganAnn Arbor
Gunduz Caginalp, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
(103891247)

9:30 a.m.
Existence criteria for solutions of linear stochastic differential equations with skewsymmetric differential operator and additive fractional Brownian noise.
Boris P Belinskiy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Peter Caithamer*, Indiana University Northwest
(10386092)

10:00 a.m.
Large Deviations in Multifactor Portfolio Credit Risk.
Wanmo Kang*, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Paul Glasserman, Columbia University
Perwez Shahabuddin, Columbia University
(103860234)

10:30 a.m.
A BottomUp Intensity Based Jump Model for Pricing CDOs.
Jesus F Rodriguez*, Rutgers University
(103860326)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Birational Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 215, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Mircea I. Mustata, University of Michigan mmustata@umich.edu
Mihnea Popa, University of Illinois at Chicago mpopa@math.uic.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Weak Dependence in Probability and Statistics, I
Room 344, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Richard C. Bradley, Indiana University bradleyr@indiana.edu
Lahn T. Tran, Indiana University tran@indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Some Mathematical Problems in Biology, from Macromolecules to Ecosystems, I
Room 148, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Santiago David Schnell, Indiana University schnell@indiana.edu
Roger Temam, Indiana University temam@indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Dynamics, I
Room 006, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Chris Connell, Indiana University connell@indiana.edu
David M. Fisher, Indiana University fisherdm@indiana.edu
Marlies Gerber, Indiana University gerber@indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Related Topics, I
Room 146, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Ciprian Demeter, Institute for Advance Study demeter@math.ias.edu
Nets Katz, Indiana University nhkatz@indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Solving equations in finite groups.
Room 122, Chemistry Building
Michael J. Larsen*, Indiana University
(10382002)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Invariants of singularities in algebraic geometry.
Room 122, Chemistry Building
Mircea Mustata*, University of Michigan
(10381403)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Probability and Spatial Systems, II
Room 319, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Russell D. Lyons, Indiana University rdlyons@indiana.edu
Alexander Holroyd, University of British Columbia holroyd@math.ubc.ca

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Discrete Structures in Conformal Dynamics and Geometry, II
Room 005, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Kevin M. Pilgrim, Indiana University pilgrim@indiana.edu
William J. Floyd, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University floyd@math.vt.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Applications, II
Room 317, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Hari Bercovici, Indiana University bercovic@indiana.edu
Marius Dadarlat, Purdue University mdd@math.purdue.edu
Mihai Popa, Indiana University mipopa@indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Representation Theory, Topological Combinatorics, and Interactions Between Them, II
Room 217, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Patricia Hersh, Indiana University phersh@indiana.edu
Cristian P. Lenart, State University of New York at Albany lenart@albany.edu
Michelle Wachs, University of Miami wachs@math.miami.edu

2:30 p.m.
Smooth and palindromic Schubert varieties in affine Grassmannians.
Stephen A. Mitchell*, University of Washington (Seattle)
Sara C. Billey, University of Washington (Seattle)
(10380520)

3:30 p.m.
Schubert Polynomials for the affine Grassmannian of the symplectic group.
Thomas Lam, Harvard
Anne Schilling*, UC Davis
Mark Shimozono, Virginia Tech
(10380523)

4:00 p.m.
Geometric representations through Springer fibers and related varieties.
Julianna Tymoczko*, University of Iowa
(103814346)

4:30 p.m.
Singular sensations in the KGB picture.
William M. McGovern*, University of Washington
(10382212)

5:00 p.m.
Cluster algebras associated with bordered surfaces.
Sergey Fomin*, University of Michigan
Michael Z. Shapiro, Michigan State University
Dylan P. Thurston, Barnard College, Columbia University
(103805176)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Classical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, II
Room 103, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Roger Temam, Indiana University temam@indiana.edu
Shouhong Wang, Indiana University showang@indiana.edu

2:30 p.m.
Energy balance for the fluid equations.
Susan Friedlander*, UIC and USC
(103835145)

3:00 p.m.
Controlling the morphology of viscous fingering patterns: A surprising discovery.
John S Lowengrub*, University of California, Irvine
(103876278)

3:30 p.m.
A stability and bifurcation analysis of the doublydiffusive convection.
Jerry L. Bona, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, The University of Illinois at Chicago
ChunHsiung Hsia*, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, The University of Illinois at Chicago
Tian Ma, Department of Mathematics, Sichuan University
Shouhong Wang, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University
(103835270)

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
Modeling and simulation of multiphase incompressible flows using an energetic variational phase field model.
Jie Shen*, Purdue University
(103865174)

5:00 p.m.
Vorticity concentration for 2D circularly symmetric flows in the presence of moving boundaries.
M. C. Lopes, UniCamp, Brazil
A. L. Mazzucato*, Penn State University
H. J. NussenzveigLopes, UniCamp, Brazil
M. E. Taylor, UNCChapel Hill
(103876310)

5:30 p.m.
Attractors for nonautonomous 2D NavierStokes equations with normal external forces.
Chengkui Zhong*, Lanzhou University
(103835345)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Ring Spectra, II
Room 209, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Randy McCarthy, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign randy@math.uiuc.edu
Ayelet Lindenstrauss, Indiana University ayelet@math.indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, II
Room 246, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Jozsef Balogh, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign jobal@math.uiuc.edu
Hemanshu Kaul, Illinois Institute of Technology kaul@math.iit.edu
Tao Jiang, Miami University jiangt@muohio.edu

2:30 p.m.
A fast algorithm for equitable coloring.
H. A. Kierstead, Arizona State University
A. V Kostochka*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10380577)

3:00 p.m.
Generalized regularity lemma for graphs.
Bela Csaba*, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
(103805152)

3:30 p.m.
Complete Hdecompositions.
Zoltan Furedi*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(103805158)

4:00 p.m.
Online Ramsey theory in boundeddegree graphs.
Jane Butterfield, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Tracy Grauman, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Bill Kinnersley, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Kevin Milans*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Christopher Stocker, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Douglas B. West, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(103805275)

4:30 p.m.
The edit distance function.
J\'ozsef Balogh, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Ryan Martin*, Iowa State University
(103805119)

5:00 p.m.
NordhausGaddum Bounds for $k$Domination in Graphs.
Noah Prince*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(103805189)

5:30 p.m.
Cycles in edgecolored graphs.
Tao Jiang*, Miami University
(103805192)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Minimal and CMC Surfaces, II
Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union Organizers: Bruce Michael Solomon, Indiana University solomon@indiana.edu
Matthias Weber, Indiana University matweber@indiana.edu
Adam Weyhaupt, Southern Illinois University aweyhau@siue.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Ktheory and Nil groups in Algebra and Topology, II
Room 204, Ballantine Hall Organizers: James F. Davis, Indiana University jfdavis@indiana.edu
Christian Haesemeyer, University of Illinois at Chicago chh@math.uic.edu

2:30 p.m.
Nilgroups, convex geometry, and discrete geometry.
Joseph Gubeladze*, San Francisco State University
(103819112)

3:30 p.m.
Algebraic Ktheory over the infinite dihedral group.
James F Davis, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University
Qayum Khan*, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
Andrew Ranicki, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
(103819248)

4:30 p.m.
Splitting formulas for certain Waldhausen Nilgroups.
Ivonne J. Ortiz*, Miami University
JeanFrancois Lafont, Ohio State University
(103819296)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:25 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis Methods in Mathematical Fluid Dynamics, II
Room 144, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia zg7c@virginia.edu
Irina Mitrea, University of Virginia im3p@virginia.edu

2:30 p.m.
Vanishing viscosity limits of solutions to NavierStokes equations.
Michael E. Taylor*, Mathematics Dept., University of North Carolina
(10383564)

3:00 p.m.
Vanishing viscosity limit for flow in a channel and related singular perturbation problems.
Anna L Mazzucato*, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
Michael E Taylor, Department of Mathematics, UNCChapel Hill
(103835141)

3:30 p.m.
Transmission Problems for Higher Order Operators.
Matthew Wright*, University of Missouri
Marius Mitrea, University of Missouri
(103835150)

4:00 p.m.
A regularity criterion for the dissipative quasigeostrophic equations.
Hongjie Dong, Brown University
Natasa Pavlovic*, University of Texas at Austin
(103835126)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II
Room 345, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Victor Goodman, Indiana University goodmanv@indiana.edu
Kiseop Lee, University of Louisville kiseop.lee@louisville.edu

2:30 p.m.
Foreign exchange rates and foreign exchange derivatives: an optimal portfolio based theory.
Srdjan Stojanovic*, University of Cincinnati
(103860115)

3:00 p.m.
Trading the line strategy using fractional Brownian motion.
Oana Mocioalca*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University
Vilen Abramov, Cleveland, Ohio
Kazim Khan, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University
(103860229)

3:30 p.m.
Statedependent utility maximization in markets driven by additive Levy processes.
Jose E. FigueroaLopez*, Purdue University
(103860211)

4:00 p.m.
Portfolio optimization under stochastic volatility and discrete observations.
Andrew B Vizcarra*, Purdue University
(103860183)

4:30 p.m.
Disequilibrium asset price dynamics with heterogeneous agents.
Alec N Kercheval*, Florida State University
Paul Beaumont, Florida State University
Andrew Culham, FPL Energy, Juno Beach, FL
(103891117)

5:00 p.m.
Pricing Caps When Bond Prices Follow Jumpdiffusion Processes and Have Log Price Volatility.
Siyu Zhang*, Indiana University Bloomington
(103860266)

5:30 p.m.
Tradeable Measures of Risk.
Libor Pospisil, Columbia University
Jan Vecer, Columbia University
Mingxin Xu*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(10386046)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Hyperbolic and Kinetic Equations, II
Room 304, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Shi Jin, University of Wisconsin jin@math.wisc.edu
Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin slemrod@math.wisc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Instantaneous boundarytangency of singularity curves in compressible fluid flow.
David Hoff*, Indiana University
Mikhail Perepelitsa, Vanderbilt University
(103835292)

3:00 p.m.
Critical thresholds in EulerPoisson equations with pressure.
Dongming Wei*, University of Maryland, College Park, Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland, College Park, Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
(103835222)

3:30 p.m.
Shock Reflection, Transonic Flow, and Free Boundary Problems (Part II).
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University
Mikhail Feldman*, University of WisconsinMadison
(103835201)

4:00 p.m.
Shock Reflection, Transonic Flow, and Free Boundary Problems (Part I).
GuiQiang G. Chen*, Northwestern University
Mikhail Feldman, University of WisconsinMadison
(103835175)

4:30 p.m.
From the dynamics of gaseous stars to the incompressible Euler equations.
Donatella Donatelli, University of L'Aquila
Konstantina Trivisa*, University of Maryland
(10383596)

5:00 p.m.
Time Decay for a OneDimensional, TwoComponent Plasma.
Robert Glassey, Indiana University
Jack Schaeffer, Carnegie Mellon University
Stephen Pankavich*, Indiana University
(10383572)

5:30 p.m.
The InitialBoundary Riemann Problem for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and the TimeDependent Vanishing Viscosity Method.
Cleopatra Christoforou*, University of Houston
Laura Spinolo, Northwestern University
(10383551)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Aspects of Coding Theory, II
Room 247, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Heide GluesingLuerssen, University of Kentucky heidegl@ms.uky.edu
Roxana Smarandache, San Diego State University rsmarand@sciences.sdsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Recent Results on Asymptotically Good Code Ensembles.
Daniel J. Costello*, University of Notre Dame
(103894300)

3:30 p.m.
List Decoding of Burst Errors.
Ron M. Roth, Computer Science Department, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Pascal O. Vontobel*, HewlettPackard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA
(10389432)

4:00 p.m.
Spherical codes for sparse digital fingerprinting.
Dai Wei, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Negar Kiyavash, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Olgica Milenkovic*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(103805188)

4:30 p.m.
Pseudocodeword weights and the paritycheck matrix redundancy of linear codes.
Christine A. Kelley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Deepak Sridhara, Seagate Technology
(103894288)

5:00 p.m.
Pseudocodewords of LDPC codes from voltage graphs.
Deanna T. Dreher*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(103894260)

5:30 p.m.
Convergences of the SumProduct Algorithm on Some Small MultiEdged Graphs.
Shayne Michael Vargo*, San Diego State University
(103894203)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Some Mathematical Problems in Biology, from Macromolecules to Ecosystems, II
Room 148, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Santiago David Schnell, Indiana University schnell@indiana.edu
Roger Temam, Indiana University temam@indiana.edu

2:30 p.m.
Synchronization in Basal Ganglia Networks.
Leonid L Rubchinsky*, Dept of Math Sciences and Center for Math Biosci, IUPUI; Stark Neuroscience Res Inst, Indiana Univ School of Medicine
Choongseok Park, Departmen of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Mathematical Biosciences, IUPUI
Robert M Worth, Dept of Neurosurgery, Indiana Univ School of Medicine; Dept of Math Sciences and Center for Math Biosciences, IUPUI
(103892139)

3:00 p.m.
Bifurcation theory for a model of the oculomotor neural integrator.
Andrea K Barreiro*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Mathematics
Jared C Bronski, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Mathematics
Thomas J Anastasio, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
(10389227)

3:30 p.m.
Break

4:00 p.m.
Impact of fluid flow on modeling bacterial biofilms.
David Chopp*, Northwestern University
(10389282)

4:30 p.m.
A multiscale model of blood clot development.
Mark Alber*, Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame
(10389217)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Dynamics, II
Room 006, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Chris Connell, Indiana University connell@indiana.edu
David M. Fisher, Indiana University fisherdm@indiana.edu
Marlies Gerber, Indiana University gerber@indiana.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Related Topics, II
Room 146, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Ciprian Demeter, Institute for Advance Study demeter@math.ias.edu
Nets Katz, Indiana University nhkatz@indiana.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Bilinear Hilbert Transform in 2D.
Ciprian Demeter, IU Bloomington
Christoph Thiele*, UCLA
(103842277)

3:00 p.m.
Rooted trees, AKNS systems and Fourier analysis.
Camil Muscalu*, Cornell University
Terence Tao, UCLA
Christoph Thiele, UCLA
(103842265)

3:30 p.m.
Multiparameter Riesz Commutators.
Brett D. Wick*, University of South Carolina
Michael Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stefanie Petermichl, Institut de Math\'ematiques de Bordeaux
Jill Pipher, Brown University
(103842239)

4:00 p.m.
On the Sum Product estimates and 2variables expanders.
Nets Katz, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University Bloomington
ChunYen Shen*, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University Bloomington
(10380548)

4:30 p.m.
Sharp nonremovability examples for BMO and H\"{o}lder quasiregular mappings.
Kari Astala, University of Helsinki
Albert Clop, University of Helsinki  University of Jyvaskyla  Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Joan Mateu, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Joan Orobitg, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Ignacio UriarteTuero*, University of Missouri  Columbia & Fields Institute
(103830101)

5:00 p.m.
Spaces between $H^{1}$ and $L^{1}$.
Alberto Torchinsky*, Indiana University
(103842171)

5:30 p.m.
``Around a problem of E. Sawyer for the Hilbert transform and weights".
Carlos Perez*, Universidad de Sevilla and University of Kansas
Sheldy Ombrosi, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca
(103842236)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Element Methods and Applications, II
Room 305, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Nicolae Tarfulea, Purdue University Calumet Tarfulea@calumet.purdue.edu
Sheng Zhang, Wayne State University sheng@math.wayne.edu

2:30 p.m.
New and Old Rectangular Mixed Finite Elements for Plane Elasticity.
Gerard Awanou*, Northern Illinois University
(10386599)

3:00 p.m.
Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Multiphysics Coupled Problems.
Pavel Solin*, University of Texas at El Paso
Jakub Cerveny, University of Texas at El Paso
Lenka Dubcova, University of Texas at El Paso
(10386536)

3:30 p.m.
Exact NonReflecting Boundary Conditions on General Domains and hpFinite Elements.
David P. Nicholls*, University of Illinois at Chicago
T. Binford, Rice University
N. Nigam, McGill University
T. Warburton, Rice University
(103865297)

4:00 p.m.
Verification and Validation in Ocean Modeling.
Traian Iliescu*, Virginia Tech
(103886179)

4:30 p.m.
Reproducing Polynomial(Singularity) Particle Methods and Adaptive Meshless Methods for 2Dim Elliptic Boundary Value Problems.
HaeSoo Oh*, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
JaeWoo Jeong, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
(10386540)

5:00 p.m.
A Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Solving a Second Order Hyperbolic Equation with Differential Boundary Conditions.
Alexander Alekseenko*, California State University, Northridge
(103865337)

5:30 p.m.
Applications of the FEM on elliptic PDEs with singular coefficients.
Hengguang Li*, The Pennsylvania State University
Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University
(103865280)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Contributed Paper Session
Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union

2:30 p.m.
Nonconservative mechanical systems of cofactor type.
Willy Sarlet*, Ghent University, Belgium
(10383715)

2:45 p.m.
The invariant inverse problem of the calculus of variations.
Tom Mestdag*, University of Michigan
(10383416)

3:00 p.m.
$E_{6}$, $E_{7}$, $E_{8}$, and the Finite Simple Group $Sp(6,2)$.
Cecil Andrew Ellard*, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
(10382022)

3:15 p.m.
Monomial sequences of linear type.
Hamid Kulosman*, University of Louisville
(10381325)

3:30 p.m.
Holomorpic extensions in toric varieties.
Marciniak Aneta Malgorzata*, Missouri University of Science and Technology
(103832128)

3:45 p.m.
Kostant's partition function and the topology of toric arrangements.
Luca Moci*, Roma Tre University, Italy  visiting at Berkeley University.
(10380537)

4:00 p.m.
A Class of Finite Topological Spaces with no Corresponding Semigroup Structures.
Bettina Richmond*, Western Kentucky University
(103806218)

4:30 p.m.
Minimum Rank, Boolean Rank, and Schein Rank of Nonnegative Sign Pattern Matrices.
Frank J Hall*, Georgia State University
(10381595)

4:45 p.m.
On $R$automorphisms of $R[X]$.
Bryan G Sandor*, Western Kentucky University
(103808269)

5:00 p.m.
A populationprocess model for HIV infection.
John J. Coffey*, Purdue University Calumet
(103860233)

5:15 p.m.
Practical numbers and Egyptian fraction theorem.
Bhaskara Rao Kopparty*, Departmet of Mathematics and Computer Science, Indiana State University
(103811207)

5:30 p.m.
The Method of Infinite Ascent.
Susil Kumar Jena*, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
(103811284)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dmodules, II
Room 219, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Mathias Schulze, Oklahoma State University mschulze@math.okstate.edu
Hans Ulrich Walther, Purdue University walther@math.purdue.edu

3:00 p.m.
Critical modules of rings of differential operators of affine semigroup algebras.
Mutsumi Saito*, Hokkaido University
(103816164)

3:30 p.m.
Weyl closure of hypergeometric systems.
Laura Felicia Matusevich*, Texas A&M University
(103833190)

4:00 p.m.
Rational hypergeometric functions in two variables.
Eduardo Cattani*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, University of Texas at Austin
(103833205)

4:30 p.m.
Bivariate rational hypergeometric functions and residues.
Eduardo Cattani, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Alicia Dickenstein*, Departamento de Matematica, FCEN, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
(103814181)

5:00 p.m.
Rank Jumps of $\mathcal{A}$hypergeometric Systems.
Christine Berkesch*, Purdue University
(103814237)

5:30 p.m.
Connections between $\mathcal{D}$modules and multiplier ideals.
Nero Budur*, University of Notre Dame
(103814147)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Cell Motility: From Molecular Events to Mechanical Movement, II
Room 149, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Anastasios Matzavinos, Ohio State University tasos@math.ohiostate.edu
Nicoleta Eugenia Tarfulea, Purdue University Calumet ntarfule@calumet.purdue.edu

3:00 p.m.
Modeling actin cytoskeleton dynamics in fission yeast.
Dimitrios Vavylonis*, Lehigh University
(103892327)

4:00 p.m.
A mathematical model for wound angiogenesis as a function of tissue oxygen tension.
Richard C. Schugart*, The Ohio State University
Avner Friedman, The Ohio State University
Rui Zhao, University of California, Irvine
Chandan K. Sen, The Ohio State University
(10389238)

4:30 p.m.
A multiscale model for avascular tumor growth.
Yangjin Kim*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
Hans G. Othmer, School of mathematics/University of Minnesota
Magdalena Stolarska, Department of Mathematics/ University of St. Thomas
(10380062)

5:00 p.m.
A Spatial Model of TumourHost Interaction: Application of Chemotherapy.
Peter Hinow*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
(10389263)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Aspects of Commutative Algebra, II
Room 228, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Juan Migliore, University of Notre Dame migliore.1@nd.edu
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky uwenagel@ms.uky.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Birational Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 215, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Mircea I. Mustata, University of Michigan mmustata@umich.edu
Mihnea Popa, University of Illinois at Chicago mpopa@math.uic.edu

Saturday April 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Weak Dependence in Probability and Statistics, II
Room 344, Ballantine Hall Organizers: Richard C. Bradley, Indiana University bradleyr@indiana.edu
Lahn T. Tran, Indiana University tran@indiana.edu

3:00 p.m.
Nonparametric estimation of the regression function under mixing conditions.
Lanh Tat Tran, Indiana University
Jiexiang Li*, College of Charleston
(10386229)

3:30 p.m.
Selfnormalized L\'{e}vy process distributional convergence at small times.
Ross A Maller, Australian National University
David M Mason*, University of Delaware
(10386009)

4:00 p.m.
Empirical Process Invariance Principle for Markov Chains.
Herold Dehling*, RuhrUniversit\"at Bochum, Germany
Olivier Durieu, Universit\'e de Rouen, France
Dalibor Volny, Universit\'e de Rouen, France
(103860124)

4:30 p.m.
What is Dependence?
Wei B Wu*, University of Chicago
(10386094)

5:00 p.m.
Isotonic regression with applications to global warming.
Ou Zhao*, University of Michigan
Michael Woodroofe, University of Michigan
(10386287)

5:30 p.m.
A continuous spectral density for a random field of continuousindex.
Jason T Shaw*, Truman State University
(103860144)

Saturday April 5, 2008, 6:15 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Indiana University Department of Mathematics Reception
Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union
Inquiries: meet@ams.org

