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Spring Western Sectional Meeting
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
April 2223, 2017 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1128
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Saturday April 22, 2017

Saturday April 22, 2017, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Atrium, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education

Saturday April 22, 2017, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Atrium, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis on the NavierStokes equations and related PDEs, I
Room 316, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Kazuo Yamazaki, University of Rochester kyamazak@ur.rochester.edu
Litzheng Tao, University of California, Riverside

8:00 a.m.
On the global regularity of the 2D critical Boussinesq system with $\alpha>2/3$.
Fazel Hadadifard*, University of Kansas
(11283539)

8:30 a.m.
Global regularity for the fractional Euler alignment system.
Tam Do, Rice University
Alexander Kiselev, Rice University
Lenya Ryzhik, Stanford University
Changhui Tan*, Rice University
(11283586)

9:00 a.m.
Stochastic Quasilinear Evolution Equations in UMD Banach Spaces.
Manil Thankamani Mohan*, National Research Council(NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Air Force Institute of Technology
Sivaguru S Sritharan, Provost \& ViceChancellor, Air Force Institute of Technology
(11287650)

9:30 a.m.
Suppression of chemotactic explosion by mixing.
Xiaoqian Xu*, Carnegie Mellon University and ICERM
Alexander Kiselev, Rice University
Gautam Iyer, Carnegie Mellon University
(11283541)

10:00 a.m.
Wellposedness and dispersive decay of small data solutions for the BenjaminOno equation.
Mihaela Ifrim*, UC Berkeley
Daniel Ioan Tataru, UC Berkeley
(112835103)

10:30 a.m.
The 3D incompressible NavierStokes equations with partial hyperdissipation.
Jiahong Wu*, Oklahoma State University
(11283548)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems, I
Room 202, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Hanna Makaruk, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Robert Owczarek, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque \& Los Alamos rowczare@unm.edu

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience, I
Room 419, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Alexander Dimitrov, Washington State University Vancouver alex.dimitrov@wsu.edu
Andrew Oster, Eastern Washington University
Predrag Tosic, Washington State University

8:00 a.m.
Mesoscale stochastic modeling of receptormediated bioparticle transport.
Prashanta Dutta*, Washington State University
Deng Hua, Washington State University
Jin Liu, Washington State University
(112892325)

8:30 a.m.
Reduced efficacy of the KCC2 cotransporter promotes epileptic oscillations in a subiculum network model.
Anatoly AB Buchin*, Allen Institute
Anton AC Chizhov, Ioffe Institute, Computational Physics Laboratory
Gilles GH Huberfeld, Universit\'e Pierre et Marie Curie, Piti\'eSalp\^etri\`ere H\^opital
Richard RM Miles, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epini\`ere, Cortex et Epilepsie Group
Boris BG Gutkin, \'Ecole normale sup\'erieure, PSL Research University
(112892225)

9:00 a.m.
Circadian Clocks and Disease: Some Opportunities for Dialogue between Mathematics and Biology.
Ilia Karatsoreos*, Department of Integrative Physiology \& Neuroscience, WSU  Pullman
(112892354)

9:30 a.m.
Effect of Neuromodulation of Shortterm Plasticity on Information Processing in Hippocampal Interneuron Synapses.
Emily Stone*, University of Montana
Elham BayatMokhtari, University of Montana
J. Josh Lawrence, Texas Tech University
(112892178)

10:00 a.m.
An overview of Allen Institute for Brain Science data.
Gabriel Koch Ocker*, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Ramakrishnan Iyer, Allen Ins
(112892347)

10:30 a.m.
Modeling approaches to the understanding of cortical computations at the Allen Institute for Brain Science.
Ramakrishnan Iyer*, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Gabriel Koch Ocker, Allen Institute for Brain Science
(112892349)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Microlocal Analysis and Spectral Theory, I
Room 119, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Michael Hitrik, University of California, Los Angeles hitrik@math.ucla.edu
Semyon Dyatlov, Masssachusetts Institute of Technology

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Related Topics, I
Room 319, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Daniel Rogalski, University of California, San Diego drogalski@ucsd.edu
James Zhang, University of Washington

8:00 a.m.
Families of quantum projective schemes.
Alexandru Chirvasitu*, University of Washington
S. Paul Smith, University of Washington
Michaela Vancliff, University of Texas at Arlington
(11281695)

8:30 a.m.
Some algebras having relations like the 4dimensional Sklyanin algebras.
S. Paul Smith*, University of Washington
Alex Chirvasitu, University of Washington
(11281637)

9:00 a.m.
Isomorphism problems in noncommutative algebra.
Jason Gaddis*, Wake Forest University
(11281696)

9:30 a.m.
Modular subcategories of Drinfel'd centers of quadratic categories and their associated modular data.
Henry J Tucker*, University of California, San Diego
(112818344)

10:00 a.m.
On some properties modular categories of odd dimension.
SiuHung Ng*, Louisiana State University
(112816263)

10:30 a.m.
Embeddings of derived categories.
Elizabeth Wicks*, University of Washington
(112816165)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Optimization and Statistical Learning, I
Room 216, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Hongbo Dong, Washington State University hongbo.dong@wsu.edu
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University
Haijun Li, Washington State University
Robert Mifflin, Washington State University

8:00 a.m.
Structural properties of affine sparsity constraints.
Hongbo Dong, Washington State University
Miju Ahn, University of Southern California
JongShi Pang*, University of Southern California
(112890297)

9:00 a.m.
Accelerated firstorder methods beyond convexity.
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy*, University of Washington
(112890108)

10:00 a.m.
Interior point methods for twostage stochastic semidefinite programming in dual standard form.
Bo Han*, ProCogia
Hongbo Dong, Washington State Univeristy
Ari Ariyawansa, Pullman, Washington
(112890259)

10:30 a.m.
Tail Mutual Information of Multivariate Distributions.
Yan Xing*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,Washington State University
(112862107)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Contributed Paper Session
Room 416, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education

8:00 a.m.
Interesting Examples of Iterated Holomorphic Function Systems.
Kourosh Tavakoli*, Oklahoma City University
(112830340)

8:15 a.m.
Some Notes on the boundary operator on the ncube.
Kenneth J. Prevot*, Metropolitan State University of Denver
(112805333)

8:30 a.m.
Arc Graphs and Free Distributive Lattices.
Danny Rorabaugh*, Queen's University
Claude Tardif, Royal Military College of Canada; Queen's University
David Wehlau, Royal Military College of Canada; Queen's University
Imed Zaguia, Royal Military College of Canada
(112805184)

9:00 a.m.
Oscillation of Graphene Plates.
Siamak Haghshenas, University of Texas at Arlington
Mostafa Ghandehari*, University of Texas at Arlington
Kambiz Alavi, University of Texas at Arlington
(11283464)

9:15 a.m.
Interface asymptotics for spectral projections.
Steve Zelditch*, Northwestern University
Boris Hanin, MIT
(112835212)

9:30 a.m.
Binary FloatingPoint Subtraction of a FloatingPoint Square Accurate to the Antepenultimate Digit by Deflation Without Fused MultiplySubtract or Fused MultiplyAdd.
Yves Nievergelt*, Eastern Washington University
(112865127)

9:45 a.m.
A Sequential Approach to the Henstock Integral.
Laramie S Paxton*, Washington State University
(1128284)

10:00 a.m.
Compact Weighted Composition Operators between Generalized Fock Spaces.
Waleed K. AlRawashdeh*, Montana Tech
(11284782)

10:30 a.m.
Structuring Concurrency as Knots Based on the Lamport's Theorem in Time, Clocks and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System.
Justin N Theriot*, Washington State University
(11285567)

10:45 a.m.
On the Belousov Variety.
Yuri Movsisyan*, Yerevan State University
(112808211)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Clustering of Graphs: Theory and Practice, I
Room 114, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Stephen J. Young, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory stephen.young@pnnl.gov
Jennifer Webster, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

8:30 a.m.
The Geometric Spectrum of Graphs.
Tobias Hagge, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Patrick Mackey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kathleen Nowak, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Carlos Ortize Marrero, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jenny Webster, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Stephen J Young*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(112805229)

9:00 a.m.
Nonbacktracking random walks and graph clustering.
Mark Kempton*, Harvard University, Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications
(112805244)

9:30 a.m.
Higherorder graph clustering.
Austin R Benson*, Stanford University
David F Gleich, Purdue University
Jure Leskovec, Stanford University
Hao Yin, Stanford University
(112868116)

10:00 a.m.
Detectability Limits in Dynamic Networks.
Amir Ghasemian*, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Pan Zhang, CAS Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Aaron Clauset, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Cristopher Moore, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Leto Peel, ICTEAM, Universit\'e catholique de Louvain, LouvainlaNeuve, Belgium
(112868123)

10:30 a.m.
Mining for Communities in LargeScale Graphs.
Mahantesh Halappanavar*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University
Hao Lu, Washington State University
Craig Bakker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Arun Sathanur, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(112868112)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Algebraic Structures in Knot Theory, I
Room 13, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College knots@esotericka.org
Allison Henrich, Seattle University

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 418, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho abo@uidaho.edu
Stefan Tohaneanu, University of Idaho
Alexander Woo, University of Idaho

8:30 a.m.
The Difference Between Symbolic and Regular Powers: An Asymptotic Approach.
Susan Marie Cooper*, North Dakota State University
(112813169)

9:00 a.m.
Vanishing ideals for points from cluster algebras.
Kyungyong Lee, University of Nebraska  Lincoln and Korea Institute for Advanced Study
Matthew R Mills*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Alexandra Seceleanu, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(112814226)

9:30 a.m.
Homological characterizations of quasicomplete intersections.
Jason M Lutz*, Gonzaga University
(11281336)

10:00 a.m.
Computation, expectation, and symmetry for combinatorial problems in real algebraic geometry.
Saugata Basu, Purdue University
Antonio Lerario, SISSA (Trieste)
Erik Lundberg, Florida Atlantic University
Chris Peterson*, Colorado State University
(112814101)

10:30 a.m.
Using algebraic geometry for computer vision.
Joe Kileel*, UC Berkeley
(112814193)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Room 318, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Jason Lutz, Gonzaga University
Katharine Shultis, Gonzaga University shultis@gonzaga.edu

8:30 a.m.
Cosupport computations for finitely generated modules over commutative noetherian rings.
Peder Thompson*, Texas Tech University
(11281381)

9:00 a.m.
Complete intersection injective dimensions.
Sean SatherWagstaff*, Clemson University
Jonathan Totushek, University of Wisconsin  Superior
(112813210)

9:30 a.m.
Direct sum decomposability of forms.
Weronika Buczy\'nska, IMPAN
Jaros{\l}aw Buczy\'nski, IMPAN, University of Warsaw
Johannes Kleppe, Buskerud and Vestfold University College
Zach Teitler*, Boise State University
(11281344)

10:00 a.m.
Local Cohomology of Thickenings.
Jennifer Kenkel*, University of Utah
(112813139)

10:30 a.m.
Extalgebras and minimal multiplicity.
John Myers*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(112813180)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Optimization in Computer Vision, I
Room 4, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University bkrishna@math.wsu.edu
Sudipta Sinha, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Several Complex Variables and PDEs, I
Room 219, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Andrew Raich, University of Arkansas araich@uark.edu
Phillip Harrington, University of Arkansas

8:30 a.m.
Uniform LargeScale CR Control Geometry on Model Unbounded Pseudoconvex Domains in $\mathbb{C}^2$.
Aaron J Peterson*, Northwestern University
(112832191)

9:00 a.m.
Estimates on the Fundamental Solution to the Complex Green Operator in Higher Codimension.
Albert Boggess*, Arizona State University
Andrew Raich, University of Arkansas
(112832282)

9:30 a.m.
The $\overline{\partial}$problem on annuli.
Debraj Chakrabarti*, Central Michigan University
Christine LaurentThi\'ebaut, University of Grenoble, France
MeiChi Shaw, University of Notre Dame
(11283213)

10:00 a.m.
The KohnLaplace equation on abstract CR manifolds: Global regularity.
Andrew S Raich*, University of Arkansas
Khanh Tran, University of Wollongong
(112832243)

10:30 a.m.
The $L^p$ estimate of an integral solution operator for $\bar \partial$ on the bidisk.
Liwei Chen*, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
(112832110)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Theory and Applications of Linear Algebra, I
Room 407, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Judi McDonald, Washington State University jmcdonald1@wsu.edu
Michael Tsatsomeros, Washington State University

Saturday April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Analytic Number Theory and Automorphic Forms, I
Room 3, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Steven J. Miller, Williams College sjm1@williams.edu
ShengChi Liu, Washington State University

Saturday April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Fixed Point Methods in Differential and Integral Equations, I
Room 6, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale taburton@olypen.com

Saturday April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Forest and Landscape Change, I
Room 209, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Demetrios Gatziolis, US Forest Service
Nikolay Strigul, Washington State University Vancouver nick.strigul@wsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Epistemic uncertainties in globalscale modeling of secondary forest dynamics.
Leonardo Calle*, Montana State University, Department of Ecology
Benjamin Poulter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences Laboratory
(112892303)

9:30 a.m.
Voxelbased assessment of sun light in forests.
Demetrios Gatziolis*, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
(112886260)

10:00 a.m.
Predicting forest mortality and landscape change under novel climates using an analytical approach to drought response physiology and probabilistic scaling.
Brandon McNellis*, University of Idaho
Tara Hudiburg, University of Idaho
(112892266)

10:30 a.m.
Dataintensive modeling of Pitch Pine range in North America.
Olga Alekseevna Rumyantseva*, Washington State University Vancouver
Nikolay S Strigul, Washington State University Vancouver
(112892219)

11:00 a.m.
Existence, unicity and positivity of the solution of an analytically tractable forest dynamics model.
Amael Le Squin*, Universite de Sherbrooke
(112835355)

11:30 a.m.
Discussion

Saturday April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Room 412, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
V. S. Manoranjan, Washington State University
C. Moore, Washington State University
Lynn Schreyer, Washington State University
HongMing Yin, Washington State University hyin@wsu.edu

Saturday April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Applied Algebraic Topology, I
Room 5, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Henry Adams, Colorado State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University bkrishna@math.wsu.edu

Saturday April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances on Mathematical Biology and Their Applications, I
Room 207, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Robert Dillon, Washington State University
Xueying Wang, Washington State University xueying@math.wsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Unconventional mechanisms of population renewal: Analysis of spontaneous cloning in marine invertebrate larvae.
Daniel Grunbaum*, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
(112892281)

9:30 a.m.
Statistical methods for causal inference in genomics.
Md Bahadur Badsha, Department of Statistical Science, University of Idaho
Evan Martin, The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, University of Idaho
Audrey Qiuyan Fu*, Department of Statistical Science, University of Idaho
(112862216)

10:00 a.m.
Yeast Cell Cycle and Metabolism can be Coupled in Nontrivial Ways.
Todd Ray Young*, Ohio University
(112892161)

10:30 a.m.
A mathematical theory of biological population dynamics: From cells to ecology, small and large systems with and without stochasticity.
Hong Qian*, Seattle
(112860185)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Spectra for nonselfadjoint operators and integrable dynamics.
Room 203, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Michael Hitrik*, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
(112835264)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Noncommutative Projective Surfaces.
Room 203, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Daniel Rogalski*, University of California, San Diego
(112816192)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Analysis on the NavierStokes equations and related PDEs, II
Room 316, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Kazuo Yamazaki, University of Rochester kyamazak@ur.rochester.edu
Litzheng Tao, University of California, Riverside

3:00 p.m.
Multiplicative cascades approach to regularity: a casestudy of the complex Burgers equation.
Radu Dascaliuc*, Oregon State University
(112835267)

3:30 p.m.
Data Assimilation on Geophysical and fluid dynamics.
Yuan Pei*, University of NebrakaLincoln
(11283516)

4:00 p.m.
Striated H\"{o}lder regularity of active scalar equations.
Hantaek Bae, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
James P Kelliher*, University of California Riverside
(112876285)

4:30 p.m.
Uniformly rotating smooth solutions for active scalars.
Angel Castro, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Diego Cordoba, Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas
Javier GomezSerrano*, Princeton University
(112835287)

5:00 p.m.
Invariant measures and singular parameter limits for stochastic PDEs from fluid mechanics.
Juraj F\"oldes, Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia
Susan Friedlander, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California
Nathan GlattHoltz, Department of Mathematics, Tulane University
Geordie Richards*, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University
Jared Whitehead, Department of Mathematics, Brigham Young University
(112835346)

5:30 p.m.
Blowup for model equations of fluid mechanics.
Vu Hoang*, Rice university
(112835129)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Analytic Number Theory and Automorphic Forms, II
Room 3, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Steven J. Miller, Williams College sjm1@williams.edu
ShengChi Liu, Washington State University

3:00 p.m.
On simultaneous nonvanishing of the central $L$values.
Wenzhi Luo*, The Ohio State University
(11281126)

3:30 p.m.
Effective nonvanishing of CM biquadratic Lfunctions.
Riad Masri*, Texas A University
Adrian BarqueroSanchez, University of Costa Rica
(112811256)

4:00 p.m.
Large Sieve Type Inequality for the Roots of Quadratic Congruence.
Stephen Choi*, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
Peter ChoHo Lam, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
(11281130)

4:30 p.m.
Examples of Paramodular Surfaces.
Jennifer JohnsonLeung*, University of Idaho
(112811272)

5:00 p.m.
Volumes of hyperbolic threemanifolds associated to modular links.
Alex Brandts, McGill University
Tali Pinsky, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research
Lior Silberman*, The University of British Columbia
(112857238)

5:30 p.m.
Higher congruences between newforms and Eisenstein series of squarefree level.
Catherine M Hsu*, University of Oregon
(11281165)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Clustering of Graphs: Theory and Practice, II
Room 114, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Stephen J. Young, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory stephen.young@pnnl.gov
Jennifer Webster, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Algebraic Structures in Knot Theory, II
Room 13, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College knots@esotericka.org
Allison Henrich, Seattle University

3:00 p.m.
Geometric realization of partial presimplicial sets and the almost extreme Khovanov homology.
Jozef H. Przytycki*, George Washington University
(112857299)

3:30 p.m.
The Jones polynomial of an almost alternating link.
Adam Lowrance*, Vassar College
(112857119)

4:00 p.m.
Jones slopes and coarse volume for nearalternating links.
Christine Ruey Shan Lee*, University of Texas at Austin
(112857141)

4:30 p.m.
On the virtual singular braid monoid.
Carmen Caprau*, California State University, Fresno
Sarah McGahan, California State University, Fresno
(112857186)

5:00 p.m.
Parity in Knotoids.
Neslihan G\"ug\"umc\"u*, National Technical University of Athens
(11285179)

5:30 p.m.
Diagrammatic Moves on 3Diagrams.
Jim Hoste*, Pitzer College
Colin Adams, Williams College
Martin Palmer, University of Bonn
(112857106)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 418, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho abo@uidaho.edu
Stefan Tohaneanu, University of Idaho
Alexander Woo, University of Idaho

3:00 p.m.
Toroidal ZeroDivisor Graphs and Book Embeddings.
Shannon Overbay*, Spokane
(112805308)

3:30 p.m.
A Graph of Separable Polynomials.
Thomas McKenzie*, Gonzaga University
(112813324)

4:00 p.m.
Periods of Prym Varieties.
James S. Wolper*, Idaho State University
(112814269)

4:30 p.m.
Towards NewtonOkounkov bodies of Hessenberg varieties.
Hiraku Abe, Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute
Lauren DeDieu, The University of Minnesota
Federico Galetto*, McMaster University
Megumi Harada, McMaster University
(112814227)

5:00 p.m.
Cohomological Consequences of the Pattern Map.
Praise Adeyemo*, Fields Institute
Frank Sottile, Texas A \& M University
(112814149)

5:30 p.m.
Rhombic tilings and BottSamelson varieties.
Laura Escobar*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Oliver Pechenik, Rutgers University
Bridget Eileen Tenner, DePaul University
Alexander Yong, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(112805162)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Room 318, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Jason Lutz, Gonzaga University
Katharine Shultis, Gonzaga University shultis@gonzaga.edu

3:00 p.m.
Associated primes of powers of ideals.
Irena Swanson*, Reed College
(112813132)

3:30 p.m.
Construction of an Ogomalike normal Noetherian noncatenary domain.
William J J Heinzer, Purdue University
Christel Rotthaus, Michigan State University
Sylvia M Wiegand*, University of Nebraska Lincoln
(112813130)

4:00 p.m.
Toric rings arising from strongly stable sets of monomials with two generators.
Gabriel E Sosa*, Amherst College
(112813356)

4:30 p.m.
Restriction of Test Ideals to Hypersurfaces.
Andrew T Bydlon*, University of Utah
(112814126)

5:00 p.m.
Rees Rings of Artinian Gorenstein Ideals.
Whitney I Liske*, University of Notre Dame
(11281354)

5:30 p.m.
Detecting Koszulness from the algebra structure of Koszul homology.
J Hoffmeier*, Northwest Missouri State University
A Croll, Concordia University Irvine
R Dellaca, University of California, Irvine
A Gupta, Universit Degli Studi di Genova
V Mukundan, Purdue University
D R Tracy, Manhattan College
L M Sega, University of Missouri, Kansas City
G Sosa, Amherst College
P Thompson, Texas Tech University
(11281376)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Fixed Point Methods in Differential and Integral Equations, II
Room 6, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale taburton@olypen.com

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Optimization in Computer Vision, II
Room 4, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University bkrishna@math.wsu.edu
Sudipta Sinha, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems, II
Room 202, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Hanna Makaruk, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Robert Owczarek, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque \& Los Alamos rowczare@unm.edu

3:00 p.m.
Majorana Fermions and Topological Quantum Information.
Louis H Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(11285523)

4:00 p.m.
Mode Reduction Methods for Data Assimilation: Subspace Projection using Koopman Operators.
Humberto C Godinez*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nicholas W Hengartner, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(11284932)

4:30 p.m.
Determination of Photon Energy Spectra using Compton Spectrometer.
Marc Louis Klasky*, LANL
Michelle Espy, LANL
David Moir, LANL
(112865279)

5:00 p.m.
Temperature dependence of nuclear fusion.
James R. Langenbrunner*, XCP8 Verification and Analysis, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Hanna Makaruk, P21 Aplied Modern Physics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
(11283720)

5:30 p.m.
Reconstruction of a dynamical system from toy model experimental trajectories.
Hanna Makaruk*, P21 Aplied Modern Physics, Los Alamos National Laboratory
James R Langenbrunner, XCP8 Verification and Analysis , Los Alamos National Laboratory
(112837170)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Forest and Landscape Change, II
Room 209, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Demetrios Gatziolis, US Forest Service
Nikolay Strigul, Washington State University Vancouver nick.strigul@wsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Spatiotemporal Insect Epidemic Modeling: Predicting Outbreak Severity in a Changing Climate.
Jacob P Duncan*, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame
James Powell, Utah State University
(11289228)

3:30 p.m.
Simulation power analysis informs design of regional occupancy monitoring for a forest management focal species.
Quresh S Latif*, Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service
Martha M Ellis, Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service
Victoria A Saab, Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service
Kim MellenMcLean, Pacific Northwest Region 6, U.S. Forest Service
(112862134)

4:00 p.m.
Future Carbon Dynamics of the Northern Rockies Ecoregion due to Climate Impacts and Fire Effects.
Eric S. Walsh*, University of Idaho
Tara Hudiburg, University of Idaho
(112892231)

4:30 p.m.
Linking mathematical models of forest dynamics operating at different scales.
Nikolay S Strigul*, Washington State University Vancouver
(112892205)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience, II
Room 419, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Alexander Dimitrov, Washington State University Vancouver alex.dimitrov@wsu.edu
Andrew Oster, Eastern Washington University
Predrag Tosic, Washington State University

3:00 p.m.
On Quantitative Models of Associative Memory from Discrete Dynamical Systems and Computer Science Standpoints.
Predrag T. Tosic*, WSU  Pullman
(112868203)

3:30 p.m.
Deep Learning for Connectomics.
Shuiwang Ji*, School of EECS, Washington State University
(112892351)

4:00 p.m.
Model selection for dynamical systems via sparse regression and information criteria.
Niall M Mangan*, University of Washington, Seattle
J N Kutz, University of Washington, Seattle
S L Brunton, University of Washington, Seattle
J L Proctor, Institute for Disease Modeling, Bellevue, WA
(112892247)

4:30 p.m.
An invariant winding number for the FitzHughNagumo system.
Eric Cytrynbaum*, University of British Colimbia
(11289292)

5:00 p.m.
Maintaining spatial working memory across time in bump attractor models.
Zachary P Kilpatrick*, University of Colorado Boulder
(11289283)

5:30 p.m.
Artificiallyinduced synaptic plasticity in motor cortex: a theoretical model of a bidirectional braincomputer interface.
Guillaume Lajoie*, University of Washington
(112892345)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Microlocal Analysis and Spectral Theory, II
Room 119, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Michael Hitrik, University of California, Los Angeles hitrik@math.ucla.edu
Semyon Dyatlov, Masssachusetts Institute of Technology

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Related Topics, II
Room 319, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Daniel Rogalski, University of California, San Diego drogalski@ucsd.edu
James Zhang, University of Washington

3:00 p.m.
Graded and nongraded Clifford algebras and their homomorphic images.
Rajesh S Kulkarni*, Michigan State University
(112816304)

3:30 p.m.
Discriminants of Polynomial Identity Quantized Weyl Algebras.
Jesse S. F. Levitt*, University of Southern California
Milen Yakimov, Louisiana State University
(112816257)

4:00 p.m.
Azumaya loci and discriminant ideals of PI algebras.
Ken A Brown, University of Glasgow
Milen T Yakimov*, Louisiana State University
(112816167)

4:30 p.m.
Deformations of semisimple Hopf algebras.
Chelsea Walton*, Temple University
(112881148)

5:00 p.m.
Small quantum groups associated to BelavinDrinfeld triples.
Cris Negron*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(112816302)

5:30 p.m.
Twisted CalabiYau and ArtinSchelter regularity properties for locally finite algebras.
Manuel L. Reyes*, Bowdoin College
Daniel Rogalski, University of California, San Diego
(112816118)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Room 412, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
V. S. Manoranjan, Washington State University
C. Moore, Washington State University
Lynn Schreyer, Washington State University
HongMing Yin, Washington State University hyin@wsu.edu

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Applied Algebraic Topology, II
Room 5, WilsonShort Hall
Organizers:
Henry Adams, Colorado State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University bkrishna@math.wsu.edu

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Optimization and Statistical Learning, II
Room 216, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Hongbo Dong, Washington State University hongbo.dong@wsu.edu
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University
Haijun Li, Washington State University
Robert Mifflin, Washington State University

3:00 p.m.
Compositions of Convex Functions and Fully Linear Models.
Warren Hare*, University of British Columbia
(11284984)

4:00 p.m.
Robust optimization of infrastructure networks.
Krishnamurthy Dvijotham*, Pacifc Northwest National Laboratory/Washington State University
(112893213)

5:00 p.m.
Faster estimation and calculation of standard errors for vine copulas with automatic differentiation.
Hongbo Dong*, Washington State University
Wei Li, Washington State University
Haijun Li, Washington State University
(112862215)

5:40 p.m.
Sparse model selection for highdimensional vine copulas via penalized optimization.
Wei Li*, Department of Math and Statistics, Washington State University, Pullman
Hongbo Dong, Department of Math and Statistics, Washington State University, Pullman
Haijun Li, Department of Math and Statistics, Washington State University, Everett
(112800268)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances on Mathematical Biology and Their Applications, II
Room 207, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Robert Dillon, Washington State University
Xueying Wang, Washington State University xueying@math.wsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Traveling waves for a reactiondifusionadvection predatorprey model.
Yu Jin*, Department of Mathematics, University of NebraskaLincoln
(11289233)

3:30 p.m.
Global stability and uniform persistence of the reactionconvectiondiffusion cholera epidemic model.
Kazuo Yamazaki*, Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester
Xueying Wang, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington State University
(1128925)

4:00 p.m.
Modeling the role of synchronized Hes1 oscillations in the developing chick limb skeleton.
Tilmann Glimm*, Western Washington University
(11289291)

4:30 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling of sleepwake state dynamics in a rodent model of night shift work.
Michael J. Rempe*, Whitworth University / Washington State University Spokane
Jonathan P. Wisor, Sleep and Performance Research Center, Washington State University, Spokane
Janne Gronli, Dept. of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen
(112892317)

5:00 p.m.
A Computational Model for Iron Transport across BloodBrain Barrier.
Aminul Islam Khan*, Washington State University
Prashanta Dutta, Washington State University
(112892322)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Several Complex Variables and PDEs, II
Room 219, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Andrew Raich, University of Arkansas araich@uark.edu
Phillip Harrington, University of Arkansas

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Theory and Applications of Linear Algebra, II
Room 407, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Judi McDonald, Washington State University jmcdonald1@wsu.edu
Michael Tsatsomeros, Washington State University

3:00 p.m.
Iterative Methods and Numerical Range of Matrices.
Abbas Salemi Parizi*, Shahid Bahonar University
Faranges Kyanfar, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
(112815358)

3:30 p.m.
On Descartes' rule of signs for matrix polynomials.
Thomas R Cameron*, The College of Idaho
(112815237)

4:00 p.m.
A matricial view of the Karpelevi\v{c} Theorem.
Pietro Paparella*, University of Washington Bothell
(112815177)

4:30 p.m.
A New Proof that Any Disk Containing the Numerical Range is a 2Spectral Set.
Anne Greenbaum*, University of Washington
(112815140)

5:00 p.m.
Fast, stable computation of the eigenvalues of unitaryplusrankone matrices, including companion matrices.
David S Watkins*, Washington State University
(11281589)

5:30 p.m.
Hadamard Diagonalizable Graphs and Perfect State Transfer.
Nathaniel Johnston, Mount Allison Univerity
Steve Kirkland*, University of Manitoba
Sarah Plosker, Brandon University
Rebecca Storey, Brandon University
Xiaohong Zhang, University of Manitoba
(11281599)

Saturday April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Undergraduate Research Experiences in the Classroom, I
Room 409, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Heather Moon, LewisClark State College hamoon@lcmail.lcsc.edu

Saturday April 22, 2017, 5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Reception
Atrium, WSU Museum of Art
Inquiries: meet@ams.org