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2008 Fall Southeastern Meeting
Huntsville, AL, October 2426, 2008 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1044
Associate secretaries:
Matthew Miller, AMS
miller@math.sc.edu
Saturday October 25, 2008

Saturday October 25, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
First Floor Foyer, Shelby Center for Science and Technology

Saturday October 25, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibit
First Floor Foyer, Shelby Center for Science and Technology

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Probability
Room 158, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Moonyu Park, University of Alabama in Huntsville mp0002@email.uah.edu
Boris Kunin, University of Alabama in Huntsville

8:00 a.m.
Discussion.

8:30 a.m.
Density Estimation Using Pseudo Monte Carlo Method With Applications.
Xiaoping A. Shen*, Ohio University
Haibo He, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Yuan Cao, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
(104465221)

9:00 a.m.
Probabilistic models in the quantum mechanics of disordered media.
Gunter Stolz*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104482220)

9:30 a.m.
Fitting geometric curves in ErrorsInVariables models.
Nikolai Chernov*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ali AlSharadqah, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104462159)

10:00 a.m.
Renormalizing OperatorStable Lagrangian Velocities for Microbial Dynamics Simulations.
Moongyu Park*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104482251)

10:30 a.m.
A probabilistic model for slow crack propagation.
Boris I Kunin*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104460145)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology, II
Room 203, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology mbehrens@math.mit.edu
Michael Hill, University of Virginia

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Limits and Their Applications, II
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Judy A. Kennedy, Lamar University kennedy9905@gmail.com

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, II
Room 207, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Gary Gruenhage, Auburn University
Peter J. Nyikos, University of South Carolina nyikos@math.sc.edu
Robert M. Stephenson, Jr, University of South Carolina

8:00 a.m.
an update on differentiability as continuity.
David Gauld, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Frederic Mynard*, Georgia Southern University
(104454133)

8:30 a.m.
A theory of convergence and cluster points based on $\kappa$nets.
Richard E. Hodel*, Duke University
(104454138)

9:00 a.m.
On L*spaces.
Wladyslaw Kulpa, Card. Wyszynski University, Warsaw, and Silesian University, Katowice
Andrzej Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University
(104454115)

9:30 a.m.
Minimal Size of Basic Families.
Ziqin Feng*, Universtiy of Pittsburgh
(10445497)

10:00 a.m.
Open Ultrafilters that are Regular.
Nathan Carlson, University of Arizona
Jack Porter*, University of Kansas
(10445495)

10:30 a.m.
Topological Algebraic Structure on R with The Density Topology.
Robert W. Heath*, University Of Pittsburgh
Thomas J. Poerio, University of Pittsburgh
(104454135)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulations, II
Room 109, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Jia Li, University of Alabama in Huntsville li@math.uah.edu
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamics and Applications of Differential Equations, II
Room 105, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Wenzhang Huang, University of Alabama in Huntsville huangw@email.uah.edu
Shangbing Ai, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Weishi Liu, University of Kansas

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Gaussian Analysis and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 050, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Dongsheng Wu, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of PDEs and ODEs (in honor of Karen Ames), I
Room 121, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville lenhart@math.utk.edu
Philip W. Schaefer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

8:00 a.m.
Energy and Pointwise Bounds in Some NonStandard Parabolic Problems.
Philip W. Schaefer*, University of Tennessee
(10443522)

8:30 a.m.
On increasing stability of the continuation and in inverse problems for elliptic partial differential equations.
Victor Isakov*, Wichita State University
(10443560)

9:00 a.m.
Positive Solutions for $n\times n$ Elliptic Systems with Combined Nonlinear Effects.
Jaffar Ali Shahul Hameed*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Ken Brown, HeriottWatt University
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Mississippi State University
(10443518)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal boundary control of a time dependent thermistor problem.
Volodymyr Hrynkiv*, University of HoustonDowntown
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Vladimir Protopopescu, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, ORNL
(10444926)

10:00 a.m.
Simple Malaria Transmission Models with StageStructured Mosquito Populations and Backward Bifurcation.
Jia Li*, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899
(10449240)

10:30 a.m.
Optimal Control of Growth Coefficient on a Steady State Population Model.
Wandi Ding*, Middle Tennessee State University
Heather Finotti, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Yuan Lou, Ohio State University
Yuquan Ye, Shanghai University of Economics and Finance
(10444911)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Operator Theory and Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 103, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Claudio H. Morales, University of Alabama in Huntsville morales@math.uah.edu
PeiKee Lin, University of Memphis

8:00 a.m.
Nonlinear convective stability of traveling fronts near Turing and Hopf instabilities.
Anna Ghazaryan*, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Margaret Beck, Brown University
Bjorn Sandstede, Brown University
(104435142)

8:30 a.m.
The Change in Electric Potential due to Lightning.
Beyza Caliskan Aslan*, University of North Forida
William Hager, University of Florida
(104435184)

9:00 a.m.
Multiple Existence of Nonradial Positive Solutions for a Coupled Nonlinear Schrödinger System.
Norimichi Hirano*, Professor/Yokohama National University
(104435120)

9:30 a.m.
Common Fixed Points of Commuting Maps.
W. A. Kirk*, University of Iowa
(10444736)

10:00 a.m.
Uniform normal structure is equivalent to the Jaggi* uniform fixed point property.
Eduardo Castillo Santos, University of Newcastle
Chris Lennard*, University of Pittsburgh
Brailey Sims, University of Newcastle
(104446183)

10:30 a.m.
The KadisonSinger Problem in Mathematics and Engineering.
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri
(10444729)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Random Matrices, I
Room 150, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Leonard N. Choup, University of Alabama in Huntsville lnc0002@uah.edu
Jack Silverstein, North Carolina State University

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, II
Room 219, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Peter J. Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Grant Zhang, University of Alabama in Huntsville zhangg@email.uah.edu

8:30 a.m.
Some Curious Graph Definitions.
D G Hoffman*, Auburn University
(104405224)

9:00 a.m.
Some results on $\lambda_x$invertible graphs.
John Georges, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
David Mauro, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Yan Wang*, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
(104405193)

9:30 a.m.
The Average Order of a Subtree of a Tree.
A. Vince, University of Florida
H. Wang*, Georgia Southern University
(104405151)

10:00 a.m.
$\mathcal{R}$Parametric Chains.
Anne C Sinko*, Oberlin College
Peter J. Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104405203)

10:30 a.m.
The paranoid watchman: a search problem on graphs.
Janet Dalzell, Ivy Tech Community College
C. David Leach, University of West Georgia
Matthew Walsh*, IndianaPurdue University Fort Wayne
(104405204)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Probability on Discrete and Algebraic Structures, I
Room 216, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Kyle T. Siegrist, University of Alabama in Huntsville siegrist@math.uah.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the square dependence problem.
Ernie Croot*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104411181)

9:00 a.m.
Random clusters and selfdecomposability.
Jerzy Szulga*, Dept. of Math. and Stats., Auburn University, Auburn, AL
(104460173)

9:30 a.m.
A Path Guessing Game on Graphs, with Applications to the Lying Oracle Problem.
Marcus Pendergrass*, HampdenSydney College
(104460164)

10:00 a.m.
An introduction to Markovian image models.
Bruce W Atkinson*, Samford University
(10446084)

10:30 a.m.
Monochromatic boxes in colored grids.
Joshua N Cooper*, University of South Carolina
Semmy Purewal, University of South Carolina
Stephen Fenner, University of South Carolina
(10440576)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 218, Shelby Center for Science and Technology

9:00 a.m.
A Finite Family of $q$Orthogonal Polynomials.
Jemal E Gishe*, Western Kentucky University
Mourad Ismail, University of Central Florida
(10443347)

9:15 a.m.
Minimum Degree Conditions for Subdivision Extensions and Pan$H$linked Graphs.
Michael Ferrara, University of Akron
Colton Magnant, Lehigh University
Jeffrey Powell*, Samford University
(104405211)

9:30 a.m.
A Theoretical Study of a Self Guided Light Beam with a NonLocal Potential.
Sihon H. Crutcher*, US Army Research, Development, & Engineering Command, Applied Sensors, Guidance, and Electronics Directorate
Albert J. Osei, Oakwood University
(104435206)

9:45 a.m.
Vertex operator algebras and integrable system.
ShrJing Chen*, Rutgers University
(10444785)

10:00 a.m.
Topologies from Semigroup Actions.
Bettina Richmond*, Western Kentucky University
(104454233)

10:15 a.m.
Domain decomposition method for solving parabolic partial differential equations.
Younbae Jun*, University of West Alabama
(104465248)

10:30 a.m.
Mathematical Analysis of HIV Models with Treatment.
Liancheng Wang*, Kennesaw State University
(104437213)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Variational Principles and Nonholonomic Dynamics.
Room 107, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Anthony Michael Bloch*, University of Michigan
(10443402)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Congruences amongst modular forms and the stable homotopy groups of spheres.
Room 107, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Mark Behrens*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(10445503)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology, III
Room 203, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology mbehrens@math.mit.edu
Michael Hill, University of Virginia

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Inverse Limits and Their Applications, III
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Judy A. Kennedy, Lamar University kennedy9905@gmail.com

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, III
Room 207, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Gary Gruenhage, Auburn University
Peter J. Nyikos, University of South Carolina nyikos@math.sc.edu
Robert M. Stephenson, Jr, University of South Carolina

2:30 p.m.
Forcing and nontrivial copies of $\beta\omega\setminus\omega$.
Alan Dow*, UNC Charlotte
(104454189)

3:00 p.m.
On a strengthening of separability.
Angelo Bella, University of Catania, Italy
Maddalena Bonanzinga, University of Messina, Italy
Mikhail V. Matveev, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Vladimir V Tkachuk*, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
(10445467)

3:30 p.m.
Monotone versions of Lindelöftype properties.
Maddalena Bonanzinga*, Department of Mathematics, University of Messina, Italy
Mikhail Matveev, George Mason University
(10445448)

4:00 p.m.
Construction of a non $D$space with large extent from $\diamondsuit^+$.
Tetsuya Ishiu*, Miami University
(104454124)

4:30 p.m.
On (strong) $\alpha$favorability of the Wijsman hyperspace.
Laszlo Zsilinszky*, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
(104454194)

5:00 p.m.
Bivariate Markov kernels and selections.
Alexander Shibakov*, Tennessee Technological University
(104454198)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulations, III
Room 109, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Jia Li, University of Alabama in Huntsville li@math.uah.edu
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida

2:30 p.m.
A Model for Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle: Structural Integrity but Sensitivity with Regard to Data.
James F Selgrade*, Department of Mathematics and Biomathematics Program
Leona A Harris, Department of Mathematics
Drew Pasteur, Department of Mathematics
(104492103)

3:00 p.m.
Towards a Model of a Viral Quasispecies.
T V Kostova*, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(104492117)

3:30 p.m.
Emerging Paradigms in Modeling the Spread of Epidemics.
James M Hyman*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(10449283)

4:00 p.m.
Multistrain virus dynamics with mutations: A global analysis.
Patrick De Leenheer, University of Florida
Sergei S Pilyugin*, University of Florida
(10449299)

4:30 p.m.
Spectral bound and reproduction number for infinite dimensional population structure and time heterogeneity.
Horst R. Thieme*, Arizona State University
(10449269)

5:00 p.m.
Evolutionary reversals in competitive interactions: experimental occurrences and model explanations using Darwinian dynamics.
J. M. Cushing*, Department of Mathematics & Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
Robert F Costantino, Ecology/Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Rosalyn Rael, Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
Thomas L Vincent, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
(10449251)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Decompositions
Room 218, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Robert A. Beeler, East Tennessee State University beelerr@mail.etsu.edu
Robert B. Gardner, East Tennessee State University

2:30 p.m.
Triple Systems from Graph Decompositions.
Robert B. Gardner*, East Tennessee State University
(104405143)

3:00 p.m.
Intersection Graphs of Star Packings in Subdivided Multigraphs.
Robert E. Jamison*, University of Haifa
(10440577)

3:30 p.m.
Automorphic Decompositions of Graphs.
Robert A. Beeler*, East Tennessee State University
Robert E. Jamison, Clemson University
(10440525)

4:00 p.m.
Cycle Systems  Some recent progress.
Chris Rodger*, Auburn University
(10440524)

4:30 p.m.
Partitioning cyclic groups into cosets of different subgroups.
Saad El Zanati, Illinois State University
Peter Johnson*, Auburn University
Wenhau Zhao, Illinois State University
(10440514)

5:00 p.m.
Current work on variations of the Oberwolfach problem.
S H Holliday*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(10440508)

5:30 p.m.
On Rosatype labelings and cyclic graph decompositions.
Saad ElZanati*, Illinois State University
(10440507)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamics and Applications of Differential Equations, III
Room 105, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Wenzhang Huang, University of Alabama in Huntsville huangw@email.uah.edu
Shangbing Ai, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Weishi Liu, University of Kansas

2:30 p.m.
Chaotic behavior in nonautonomous equations without any time periodicity.
Kening Lu*, Brigham Young University
Qiudong Wang, University of Arizona
(104434229)

3:00 p.m.
Two Species Competition Systems with Different Dispersal Strategies.
ChiuYen Kao, Ohio State University
Yuan Lou, Ohio State University
Wenxian Shen*, Auburn University
(104435102)

3:30 p.m.
Trajectory Attractors for a Class of Functional ReactionDiffusion Problems.
Georg Hetzer*, Auburn University
(104435106)

4:00 p.m.
Viscous standing asymptotic states of isentropic compressible flows through a nozzle.
John M. Hong, National Central University, Taiwan
Chenghsiung Hsu*, National Central University, Taiwan
Liu Weishi, University of Kansas
(104435123)

4:30 p.m.
Local semiflows for Kurzweil equations leading to LaSalle Invariance Principle for nonautonomous retarded systems with impulses.
Everaldo M. Bonotto, Universidade de Sao Paulo
Marcia Federson*, Universidade de Sao Paulo
Stefan Schwabik, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
(10443910)

5:00 p.m.
Effects of some turning points on global dynamics.
Weishi Liu*, University of Kansas
(104434139)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.6:10 p.m.
Special Session on Gaussian Analysis and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 050, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Dongsheng Wu, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, III
Room 219, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Peter J. Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Grant Zhang, University of Alabama in Huntsville zhangg@email.uah.edu

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of PDEs and ODEs (in honor of Karen Ames), II
Room 121, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville lenhart@math.utk.edu
Philip W. Schaefer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2:30 p.m.
Optimal Control of Kuramoto Oscillators.
Rachel N. Leander*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(10443478)

3:00 p.m.
Optimal Control Study of Neuroblastoma.
K. Renee Fister*, Murray State University
Craig Collins, Murray State University
Molly Williams, Murray State University
(10443412)

3:30 p.m.
A mathematical model for cell signaling and endothelial migration in a living zebra fish embryos.
Khalid Boushaba*, Department of Mathematics
J. Essner, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
H. A. Levine, Department of Mathematics
(10443539)

4:00 p.m.
Measurevalued Solutions for a Kinetic Model of Cell Movement in Network Tissues.
Thomas Hillen, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Peter Hinow*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Zhian Wang, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
(10443534)

4:30 p.m.
Optimal Control of an ODE Model for Rabies in Raccoons with a Birth Pulse.
Tim Clayton*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(10443464)

5:00 p.m.
On Bean's critical state model for superconductors.
Frank Jochmann*, Berlin, Germany
(104435113)

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Operator Theory and Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 103, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Claudio H. Morales, University of Alabama in Huntsville morales@math.uah.edu
PeiKee Lin, University of Memphis

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Mechanics, Control, and Integrability, II
Room 158, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dmitry Zenkov, North Carolina State University dvzenkov@ncsu.edu

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Probability on Discrete and Algebraic Structures, II
Room 216, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Kyle T. Siegrist, University of Alabama in Huntsville siegrist@math.uah.edu

Saturday October 25, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Random Matrices, II
Room 150, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Leonard N. Choup, University of Alabama in Huntsville lnc0002@uah.edu
Jack Silverstein, North Carolina State University

Saturday October 25, 2008, 4:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Topology to Dynamical Systems, I
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
John C. Mayer, University of Alabama at Birmingham mayer@math.uab.edu
Lex G. Oversteegen, University of Alabama at Birmingham

4:30 p.m.
Continuum theory found in dynamical systems.
James T. Rogers, Jr.*, Tulane University
(104437214)

5:00 p.m.
Fixed points in noninvariant plane continua.
Lex G Oversteegen*, UAB
Alexander M Blokh, UAB
(104454234)

5:30 p.m.
FatouDouadyHubbardShishikura inequality and wandering raycontinua.
A. Blokh*, UAB
D. Childers, UAB
Lex Oversteegen, UAB
D. Schleicher, Jacobs University
G. Levin, Hebrew University
(104437239)

6:00 p.m.
Buried points in Julia sets.
John C. Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Clinton P. Curry, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104437215)
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