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Central Fall Sectional Meeting
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
October 24, 2015 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1112
Associate secretaries:
Georgia Benkart, AMS benkart@math.wisc.edu
Special Session on Algebraic Statistics and its Interactions with Combinatorics, Computation, and Network Science

Saturday October 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Statistics and its Interactions with Combinatorics, Computation, and Network Science, I
Room 303, Mundelein Center
Organizers:
Sonja Petrovic, Illinois Institute of Technology sonja.petrovic@iit.edu
Despina Stasi, University of Cyprus and Illinois Institute of Technology

8:30 a.m.
Score Equivalence and Polyhedral Approaches to Learning Bayesian Networks.
David Haws*, IBM Watson
James Cussens, University of York
Milan Studeny, The Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS
(111262445)

9:00 a.m.
Identifiability of Gaussian DAG models with one latent source.
Hisayuki Hara*, Niigata University
(111262549)

9:30 a.m.
The maximum likelihood threshold of a graph.
Elizabeth Gross*, San Jose State University
Seth Sullivant, North Carolina State University
(111262620)

10:00 a.m.
The maximum likelihood degree for rank 2 matrices via Euler characteristics.
Jose Israel Rodriguez*, University of Notre Dame
(111214556)

10:30 a.m.
Polynomial Homotopy Continuation in the Cloud.
Nathan Bliss, University of Illinois Chicago
Jeff Sommars*, University of Illinois Chicago
Xiangcheng Yu, University of Illinois Chicago
Jan Verschelde, University of Illinois Chicago
(111205447)

Saturday October 3, 2015, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Statistics and its Interactions with Combinatorics, Computation, and Network Science, II
Room 303, Mundelein Center
Organizers:
Sonja Petrovic, Illinois Institute of Technology sonja.petrovic@iit.edu
Despina Stasi, University of Cyprus and Illinois Institute of Technology

2:30 p.m.
An abstract approach to network models of uncertainty.
Jason Morton*, Penn State
(111208526)

3:00 p.m.
Combinatorial and geometric view of the chip firing game and its application on system reliability theory.
Fatemeh Mohammadi*, IST Austria and Technical University of Berlin
Maria Kateri, Institute of Statistics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
(11120532)

3:30 p.m.
Critical exponents of graphs.
Dominique Guillot, Department of Mathematics, University of Delaware
Apoorva Khare*, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Bala Rajaratnam, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
(111205136)

4:00 p.m.
Hierarchical models: normality and related properties.
Daniel Irving Bernstein*, North Carolina State University
Seth Sullivant, North Carolina State University
(111205243)

4:30 p.m.
The facets of the cut polytope and the extreme rays of cone of concentration matrices of certain graphs.
Liam Solus, University of Kentucky
Caroline Uhler, Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Ruriko Yoshida*, University of Kentucky
(1112058)

Sunday October 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Statistics and its Interactions with Combinatorics, Computation, and Network Science, III
Room 303, Mundelein Center
Organizers:
Sonja Petrovic, Illinois Institute of Technology sonja.petrovic@iit.edu
Despina Stasi, University of Cyprus and Illinois Institute of Technology

8:30 a.m.
Algebraic geometry of Gaussian graphical models.
Seth Sullivant*, North Carolina State University
(11126222)

9:00 a.m.
Markov Bases for Poisson and Multinomial Logistic Regression Models.
Dane Wilburne*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Hisayuki Hara, Niigata University
(111262412)

9:30 a.m.
Rapid mixing and Markov bases.
Tobias Windisch*, OvGU Magdeburg
(11120527)

10:00 a.m.
Approximate Monte Carlo algorithms for social network models.
Alberto Caimo*, University of Lugano
(111262233)

10:30 a.m.
What is the core distribution of a graph telling us?
Vishesh Karwa*, Carnegie Mellon and Harvard university
Michael J Pelsmajer, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sonja Petrovic, Illinois Institute of Technology
Despina Stasi, University of Cyprus and Illinois Institute of Technology
Dane Wilburne, Illinois Institute of Technology
(111262569)

Sunday October 4, 2015, 1:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Statistics and its Interactions with Combinatorics, Computation, and Network Science, IV
Room 303, Mundelein Center
Organizers:
Sonja Petrovic, Illinois Institute of Technology sonja.petrovic@iit.edu
Despina Stasi, University of Cyprus and Illinois Institute of Technology
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