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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
Special Session on Early Career Research and Exposition: Posters and Discussions

Sunday April 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Early Career Research and Exposition: Posters and Discussions
5th Floor, The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Enrique Alvarado, Washington State University
Yunfeng Hu, Washington State University Yunfeng.Hu90@gmail.com
Kevin R Vixie, Washington State University and Sailfan Research

2:00 p.m.
Median Shapes.
Yunfeng Hu*, Washington State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University
Matthew Hudelson, Washington State University
Altansuren Tumurbaatar, Washington State University
Kevin Vixie, Washington State University
(11285122)

2:00 p.m.
Cubical Coverings of sets in $\mathbb{R}^n$.
Kevin R. Vixie, Washington State University
Laramie S. Paxton*, Washington State University
(11282825)

2:00 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Signaling Pathways of Fibroblast in Breast Cancer.
Jie Zhao*, Washington State University
Robert H. Dillon, Washington State University
(11289235)

2:00 p.m.
Detection and classification of liver with tumor.
Yufeng Cao*, Pullman
(11284949)

2:00 p.m.
Student Agency and Engagement in an ActiveLearning Business Calculus Class.
Abigail L. Higgins*, Washington State University
(11289756)

2:00 p.m.
Critical Components of a Developmental Online Mathematics Course.
Candace Mae Chappelle*, Washington State University
(11289757)

2:00 p.m.
Uses of Neurocognitive Measures to Evaluate Cognitive Load During the Mathematical Proving Process.
Shiv Karunakaran*, Washington State University
James Whitbread, Washington State University
Abigail L. Higgins, Washington State University
(11289758)

2:00 p.m.
Spectrally Arbitrary ZeroNonzero Patterns over Rings with Unity.
Jillian Louise Glassett*, Washington State Unviersity
Judith McDonald, Washington State Unviersity
(11281560)

2:00 p.m.
Finding fixed points of Boolean networks.
Vladyslav Oles*, Washington State University
(11281461)

2:00 p.m.
A energybased interaction model for population opinion dynamics with topic coupling.
Hossein Noorazar*, Washington State University
(11280062)

2:00 p.m.
Median Shapes on Simplicial Complexes.
Yunfeng Hu, Washington State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University
Matthew Hudelson, Washington State University
Altansuren Tumurbaatar*, Washington State University
Kevin R Vixie, Washington State University
(11285163)

2:00 p.m.
On the Measure of a Cantor Set Packing in $\mathbb{R}$.
Yunfeng Hu, Pullman
Enrique Alvarado*, Washington State University
(11282866)

2:00 p.m.
Strengthening an inequality due to Chang, Wilson, and Wolff.
Henry Riely*, Washington State Univeristy
(11282670)

2:00 p.m.
Nested Archimedean Copulas and Tail Dependences.
Rui Huang*, Washington State University, Pullman WA
(11286074)

2:00 p.m.
partial differentiation for composed linear functions in N dimensions.
Maximillian Vaughn Hart*, Washington State University
(11284677)

2:00 p.m.
The Viscous Dysthe equation with and without surface tension.
Sean Bassler*, seattle university
John Carter, Seattle University
(11283578)

2:00 p.m.
The Inverse and Implicit Function Theorems.
Eric Foley*, Washington State University
(11285880)

2:00 p.m.
The Wulff Problem.
Kellan R Toman*, Washington State University
(11285185)

2:00 p.m.
Most Economical Common Dissection of a Square and Equilateral Triangle.
Trent A DeGiovanni*, Gonzaga University
(11285190)

2:00 p.m.
Convolution neural network for sentence classification of text data.
Prashant Gupta*, PULLMAN
(11286893)

2:00 p.m.
Reconstructing the waterwave profile from pressure measurements in a moving body of water.
Joseph Nakao*, Seattle University
Katie Oliveras, Seattle University
(11283594)

2:00 p.m.
Let Them Tweet Cake: Estimating Political Stability Using Twitter Data.
Ethan Spangler*, Washington State University
Ben Smith, University of NebraskaOmaha
(112891102)

2:00 p.m.
Sharpening the Volume Bound on a Class of Hyperbolic Augmented Links.
Hayley Anne Olson*, Gonzaga University
(112857104)

2:00 p.m.
Klein Knots and Links.
Steven R Beres*, Gonzaga University
Rachael R Kuhn, Gonzaga University
(112857131)

2:00 p.m.
A New Perspective of Steady Flow over Bathymetry.
Daniel Ferguson*, Seattle University
Katie Oliveras, Seattle University
Vishal Vasan, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
(112835142)

2:00 p.m.
Student mathematical connections in an introductory linear algebra course employing inquiryoriented teaching.
Spencer Payton*, Washington State University
(112897143)

2:00 p.m.
Synaptic Plasticity in Excitatory and Inhibitory Hippocampal Neuron Circuit Dynamics.
Dominika W Dec, University of Montana
Claire Seibold*, University of Montana
Emily Stone, University of Montana
(112800183)

2:00 p.m.
Modelling a Biological Membrane as a Two Phase Viscous Fluid with Curvature Elasticity.
Ross E. Magi*, Walla Walla University
James P. Keener, University of Utah
(112876196)

2:00 p.m.
Analyzing the Algebra of the Schr\"odinger Equation.
Paula R. Kimmerling*, Washington State University
Jacob W. Hastings, Washington State University
(112870206)

2:00 p.m.
Piracy Detection Algorithms for Obfuscated Copyrighted Videos.
Ethan Moon Mahintorabi*, Gonzaga University
Justin Dickinson Marks, Gonzaga University
(112868236)

2:00 p.m.
GABAergic Synaptic Mechanisms in Information Transmission.
Ellie Bayat*, The University of Montana
Emily F. Stone, The University of Montana
(112860240)

2:00 p.m.
Intercomparison of photogrammetry methods for 3D modeling of vegetation.
Alexandra Probst*, University of Washington
Demetrios Gatziolis, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service
Nikolay S Strigul, Washington State University Vancouver
(112868248)

2:00 p.m.
Minimum Homotopy Area of a Closed Curve.
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University
Ben Rapone*, Washington State University
(112855252)

2:00 p.m.
Determination of Character Table for $D_{3h}$ Point Group.
Carlee Ann Walker*, Walla Walla University
(112815254)

2:00 p.m.
Transport of Particles in a Biofilmlined Hot Spring Effluent Channel.
Benjamin D. Jackson*, Department of Mathematics, Walla Walla University
(112892258)

2:00 p.m.
Student's Perceived Barriers to Higher Education in Belize.
Jillian Jinelle Morrison*, Washington State University
(112862262)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling Tree Species Distribution as a Function of Climate.
Keefe Koenig*, Washington State University Vancouver
Nikolay S. Strigul, Washington State University Vancouver
(112892275)

2:00 p.m.
Finding Order in Chaos: Modeling Hidden Markov States.
Gabrielle I. Warren*, Department of Mathematics, Walla Walla University
Benjamin D. Jackson, Department of Mathematics, Walla Walla University
(112860289)

2:00 p.m.
Representations of the Quantum Double.
John E. Foster*, Walla Walla University
(112816298)

2:00 p.m.
Decomposing leaf hydraulic conductance with a hybrid numerical method.
Frank H Lynch*, EWU
(112892306)

2:00 p.m.
Metapopulation Dynamics Incorporating an Allee Effect.
Ernie Tsybulnik*, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99258
(112834307)

2:00 p.m.
Divergence, Permutations, and the Axiom of Choice: Exploring Cardinalities of Infinite Symmetric Groups.
Michael Newsham*, Washington State University
(112800311)

2:00 p.m.
Cluster algebras and their connection to triangulated $n$gons and Coxeter groups.
Sharon Henzler*, Gonzaga University
Cameron Healy, Gonzaga University
(112816316)

2:00 p.m.
Measuring Salary Inequality at Master's Colleges and Universities.
Kevin E Henrickson, Gonzaga University
Joseph B Kincanon*, Gonzaga University
Thomas McKenzie, Gonzaga University
(112891318)

2:00 p.m.
Uber meets UPSDynamic Delivery Routing.
Sahar Nesaei*, Washington State University Vancouver
Sepideh Nesaei, Washington State University Vancouver
(112890319)

2:00 p.m.
Finding Structure In Cancer Gene Expression Data Using Topology.
Sepideh Nesaei*, Washington State University Vancouver
Sahar Nesaei, Washington State University Vancouver
(112855320)

2:00 p.m.
Grassmann Manifold Means.
Justin Dickinson Marks*, Gonzaga University
(112815327)

2:00 p.m.
Optimizing nitrogen management for simultaneous control of yield and protein content for wheat.
Xin Gao*, Washington State University
Hongbo Dong, Washington State University
Haiying Tao, Washington State University
David R Huggins, USDAARS, Washington State University
Tabitha T Brown, Washington State University
(112892328)

2:00 p.m.
Fractional calculus and applications of the Riesz Potential.
Adebo James Sijuwade*, Washington State University Pullman Campus
(112831330)

2:00 p.m.
Recent Developments on the Component Reduction Results of Serrintype Regularity Criterion for Equations Concerning Fluid.
Kazuo Yamazaki*, Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester
(112835332)

2:00 p.m.
Comparing the Growth Rates of $(ax)!$ and $x^x$.
Daniel Gallab*, Gonzaga University
(112826334)

2:00 p.m.
Direct Canopy Interception Measurements using the Euler Bernoulli Equation.
Matthew J. Pruett*, Washington State University Vancouver
Nikolay Strigul, Washington State University Vancouver
Kevan B. Moffett, Washington State University Vancouver
(112892336)

2:00 p.m.
A Lower Bound on the Reach of Flat Norm Minimizers.
Enrique G Alvarado*, Washington State University
Kevin R Vixie, Washington State University
(112851337)

2:00 p.m.
Symbol System Flexibility and Justifications in Multiplying Polynomials.
Cameron Sweet*, Washington State University
(112897338)

2:00 p.m.
A Computational and Discrete Dynamical Systems View of The Brain As An Associative Memory: Some Insights into Why Determining Memory Capacity Is An Intrinsically Hard Problem.
Predrag T Tosic*, Washington State University
(112892339)

2:00 p.m.
Detecting Evasion Paths in Sensor Networks.
Matthew S Broussard*, Washington State University
(112855343)

2:00 p.m.
Ion Channels in Neurons.
Allison Beth Fisher*, Washington State University
(112892348)

2:00 p.m.
Loops in a Generalized Collatz Mapping.
Caleb N Hunter*, Walla Walla University
(112811353)
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