AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Friday, March 16, 2018 03:30:05
Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
 April 1415, 2018 (Saturday  Sunday)
 Meeting #1138
Associate secretaries:
Brian D Boe, AMS brian@math.uga.edu
Please note room assignments are subject to change right
up until the meeting occurs.
The program published here is continually updated and
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Saturday April 14, 2018

Saturday April 14, 2018, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lobby, Buttrick Hall

Saturday April 14, 2018, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Buttrick Hall

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Advances in Operator Algebras, I
Room 308, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Scott Atkinson, Vanderbilt University
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University dietmar.bisch@vanderbilt.edu
Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt University
Jesse Peterson, Vanderbilt University

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, Representation Theory, and Applications, I
Room 102, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Shrawan Kumar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J. M. Landsberg, Texas A&M University jml@math.tamu.edu
Luke Oeding, Auburn University

8:00 a.m.
Degrees of projections of rank loci.
Paolo Aluffi*, Florida State University
(113814132)

9:00 a.m.
Algorithms for orbit closure separation for invariants and semiinvariants of matrices.
Visu Makam*, University of Michigan
Harm Derksen, University of Michigan
(11381320)

9:30 a.m.
Barriers for Rank Methods in Arithmetic Complexity.
Rafael Oliveira*, University of Toronto
Klim Efremenko, Ben Gurion University
Ankit Garg, Microsoft Research New England
Avi Wigderson, IAS
(113868300)

10:00 a.m.
Recoupling coefficients and quantum entropies.
Matthias Christandl, University of Copenhagen
Burak Sahinoglu*, California Institute of Technology
Michael Walter, University of Amsterdam and Stanford University
(113881158)

10:30 a.m.
On the rank preserving property of special linear sections and its applications in tensors.
LekHeng Lim, University of Chicago
Yang Qi*, University of Chicago
(113815166)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Boundaries and Nonpositive Curvature in Group Theory, I
Room 301, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Spencer Dowdall, Vanderbilt University
Matthew Hallmark, Vanderbilt University m.haulmark@vanderbilt.edu
Michael Hull, University of Florida

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Room 101, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Florian Enescu, Georgia State University fenescu@gsu.edu
Yongwei Yao, Georgia State University

8:00 a.m.
The Hilbert series of a reducible representation of $\operatorname{SL}_2(\mathbb{C})$ and its Laurent coefficients.
Pedro de Carvalho Cayres Pinto, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
HansChristian Herbig, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Daniel Herden, Baylor University
Christopher Seaton*, Rhodes College
(1138137)

8:30 a.m.
Splitting the conormal module.
Mark R. Johnson*, University of Arkansas
(113813121)

9:00 a.m.
Semidualizing modules of Ladder Determinantal rings, Part I.
Sandra Spiroff*, University of Mississippi
Sean SatherWagstaff, Clemson University
Tony Se, University of Mississippi
(11381346)

9:30 a.m.
Semidualizing modules of ladder determinantal rings, Part II.
Sean SatherWagstaff, Clemson University
Tony Se*, University of Mississippi
Sandra Spiroff, University of Mississippi
(11381347)

10:00 a.m.
The absolutely Koszul and BackelinRoos properties for spaces of quadrics of small codimension.
Rasoul Ahangari Maleki, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran
Liana Şega*, University of Missouri Kansas City
(113813271)

10:30 a.m.
$FP_n$injective and $FP_n$flat covers and preenvelopes; Gorenstein ACflat covers.
Daniel Bravo, Universidad Austral de Chile
Sergio Estrada, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Alina Iacob*, Georgia Southern University
Marco Perez, Instituto de Matemáticas. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
(113818108)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Function Spaces and Operator Theory, I
Room 307, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Cheng Chu, Vanderbilt University cheng.chu@vanderbilt.edu
Dechao Zheng, Vanderbilt University

8:00 a.m.
AxlerZheng theorem in $\mathbb {C}^n$.
Zeljko Cuckovic*, University of Toledo, Ohio
(11384738)

8:30 a.m.
Numerical ranges of restricted shifts and norms of truncated Toeplitz operators.
Pamela Gorkin*, Bucknell University
Jonathan R. Partington, University of Leeds
(11384758)

9:00 a.m.
On Berezin type operators and Toeplitz operators.
Gabriel T Prajitura*, SUNY Brockport
Ruhan Zhao, SUNY Brockport
Lifang Zhou, Huzhou University
(113847331)

9:30 a.m.
Algebras of Toeplitz operators on the unit ball.
Nikolai Vasilevski*, Department of Mathematics, CINVESTAV, Mexico City
(11384763)

10:00 a.m.
Hankel operators on weighted Bergman spaces and norm ideals.
Quanlei Fang, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Jingbo Xia*, State University of New York at Buffalo
(113847212)

10:30 a.m.
A harmonic analysis approach to the ArvesonDouglas Conjecture.
Yi Wang*, Texas A&M University
Ronald G. Douglas, Texas A&M University
Kunyu Guo, Fudan University
Jingbo Xia, State University of New York at Buffalo
(113846357)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, Functional Analysis, and Their Applications, I
Room 320, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Akram Aldroubi, Vanderbilt University
Keaton Hamm, Vanderbilt University keaton.hamm@vanderbilt.edu
Michael Northington,V, Georgia Institute of Technology
Alex Powell, Vanderbilt University

8:00 a.m.
Phaseless sampling and reconstruction of signals in shiftinvariant spaces.
Cheng Cheng*, Duke University and SAMSI
Qiyu Sun, University of Central Florida
(113842260)

8:30 a.m.
Exact phaseretrievable frames.
Deguang Han*, University of Central Florida
Ted Juste, University of Cnetral Florida
(11384124)

9:00 a.m.
Timeweighted Strichartz inequalities.
Michael Goldberg*, University of Cincinnati
(113835214)

9:30 a.m.
On the probability that a stationary Gaussian process with spectral gap remains nonnegative on a long interval.
Ben Jaye*, Clemson University
(113860157)

10:00 a.m.
A connection between commutators of BMO functions and weighted estimates.
Arpad Benyi, Western Washington University
Jose Maria Martell, Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas
Kabe Moen*, University of Alabama
Eric Statura, Haverford College
Rodolfo H Torres, University of Kansas
(11384223)

10:30 a.m.
Isoperimetric and Sobolev inequalities on magnetic graphs.
J. Alejandro ChávezDomínguez*, The University of Oklahoma
(113846141)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Hermitian Geometry, I
Room 210, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Mehdi Lejmi, Bronx Community College of CUNY
Rares Rasdeaconu, Vanderbilt University
Ioana Suvaina, Vanderbilt University ioana.suvaina@vanderbilt.edu

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Interactions between Geometry, Group Theory and Dynamics, I
Room 305, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington
Caglar Uyanik, Vanderbilt University
Grace Work, Vanderbilt University grace.work@vanderbilt.edu

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Macdonald Polynomials and Related Structures, I
Room 212, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer Morse, University of Virginia jlm6cj@eservices.virginia.edu
Dan Orr, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mark Shimozono, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

8:00 a.m.
Macdonald Delta Operators when t=0.
Jim Haglund*, University of Pennsylvania
Brendon Rhoades, UC San Diego
Mark Shimozono, Virginia Tech
(11380575)

8:30 a.m.
Dual immaculate quasisymmetric functions expand positively into quasisymmetric Schur functions.
Edward Allen, Wake Forest University
Josh Hallam, Wake Forest University
Sarah Mason*, Wake Forest University
(113805120)

9:00 a.m.
Chain decompositions for $q,t$Catalan numbers.
Nicholas A. Loehr*, Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics
Kyungyong Lee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
Li Li, Oakland University Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(11380543)

9:30 a.m.
Macdonald polynomials and chromatic quasisymmetric functions.
Jim Haglund, University of Pennsylvania
Andy Wilson*, University of Pennsylvania
(113805197)

10:00 a.m.
Flow polytopes and the space of diagonal harmonics.
Ricky Ini Liu*, North Carolina State University
Karola Mészáros, Cornell University
Alejandro H. Morales, University of Massachusetts Amherst
(113805250)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Matroids and Related Structures, I
Room 205, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Carolyn Chun, United States Naval Academy
Deborah Chun, West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Tyler Moss, West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Jakayla Robbins, Vanderbilt University jakayla.robbins@vanderbilt.edu

8:00 a.m.
On VertexDisjoint Cycles and a Fixed Edge in a 3connected Graph.
Joao Paulo Costalonga, UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO ESPÍRITO SANTO
Talmage James Reid*, The University of Mississippi
Haidong Wu, The University of Mississippi
(113805210)

8:30 a.m.
Graphic matroids that guarantee their duals as minors.
Jesse L Taylor*, Angelo State University
(11380570)

9:00 a.m.
Unbreakable Biased Matroids.
Tara Fife*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Dillon Mayhew, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
James Oxley, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Charles Semple, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
(113805148)

9:30 a.m.
Induced binary submatroids.
Marthe Bonamy, University of Bordeaux
Frantisek Kardos, University of Bordeaux
Tom Kelly, University of Waterloo
Peter Nelson*, University of Waterloo
Luke Postle, University of Waterloo
(113805289)

10:00 a.m.
The fflowing conjecture.
Ahmad Abdi*, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo
Bertrand Guenin, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo
(113805240)

10:30 a.m.
Doubly exponentially many Ingleton matroids.
Peter Nelson, University of Waterloo
Jorn van der Pol*, University of Waterloo
(113805342)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantization for Probability Distributions and Dynamical Systems, I
Room 306, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley mrinal.roychowdhury@utrgv.edu

8:00 a.m.
Superstable Manifolds of Invariant Circles.
Scott R Kaschner*, Butler University
Roland K.W. Roeder, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
(113837186)

8:30 a.m.
A linear spline maximum entropy method for random maps.
J. Ding*, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern Mississippi
Congming Jin, Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang SciTech University
Tulsi Upadhyay, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern Mississippi
(11383710)

9:00 a.m.
A surprising topological entropy example.
Judy A Kennedy*, Lamar University
Goran Erceg, University of Split
(113837305)

9:30 a.m.
A Simple Proof of Ruelle's PerronFrobenius Theorem and Its Applications to Equilibrium Measures and Correlations in Dynamics.
Yunping Jiang*, The City University of New York, Queens College and Graduate Center/NSF
(11383787)

10:00 a.m.
Optimal quantization.
Mrinal K Roychowdhury*, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(113837338)

10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic quantization of exponential random graphs.
Mei Yin*, University of Denver
Alessandro Rinaldo, Carnegie Mellon University
Sukhada Fadnavis, Harvard University
(11386014)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Random Discrete Structures, I
Room 204, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Lutz P Warnke, Georgia Institute of Technology warnke@math.gatech.edu
Xavier PérezGiménez, University of NebraskaLincoln

8:00 a.m.
The sharp threshold for making squares.
Paul Balister*, University of Memphis
Béla Bollobás, University of Cambridge, UK, and University of Memphis
Robert Morris, IMPA, Brazil
(113811317)

9:00 a.m.
The bipartite $K_{2,2}$free process and bipartite Ramsey numbers.
Patrick Bennett*, Western Michigan University
Deepak Bal, Montclair State University
(113805352)

9:30 a.m.
Packing nearly optimal Ramsey $R(3,t)$ graphs.
He Guo*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lutz Warnke, Georgia Institute of Technology
(113805222)

10:00 a.m.
On the largest component of the intersection graph of a random chord diagram.
Huseyin Acan*, Rutgers University
Boris Pittel, The Ohio State University
(113805251)

10:30 a.m.
The size of the giant component in the random dprocess.
Laura Eslava*, Georgia Tech
Lutz Warnke, Georgia Tech
(113860256)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, I
Room 302, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University
Yixiang Wu, Vanderbilt University yixiang.wu@vanderbilt.edu

8:00 a.m.
Plant toxins and trophic cascades alter fire regime and succession on a boreal forest landscape.
Zhilan Feng*, Purdue University
(11383473)

8:30 a.m.
Examining the effect of evolution in response to a disturbance on population dynamics.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Amy Veprauskas, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(113892384)

9:00 a.m.
Dynamical behaviors of antimicrobial deescalation and continuation systems.
Xi Huo*, Department of Mathematics, University of Miami
(11389278)

9:30 a.m.
Mean Field Analysis of Algorithms for ScaleFree Networks in Molecular Biology.
Esaias J Janse van Rensburg*, Mathematics & Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario
(11389250)

10:00 a.m.
Modeling Heterogeneous Viral Infection Modes in VirusMicrobe Systems.
Hayriye Gulbudak*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Joshua S. Weitz, Georgia Institute of Technology
(113883385)

10:30 a.m.
Global Attractivity of a Delayed ReactionDiffusion Equation with Variable Coefficients.
Keng Deng*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Yixiang Wu, Vanderbilt University
(113835101)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Progress and New Directions in Homotopy Theory, I
Room 206, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Anna Marie Bohmann, Vanderbilt University
Kirsten Wickelgren, Georgia Institute of Technology kwickelgren3@math.gatech.edu

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Selected Topics in Graph Theory, I
Room 202, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Songling Shan, Vanderbilt University
David Chris Stephens, Middle Tennessee State University
Dong Ye, Middle Tennessee State University dong.ye@mtsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
A Lower Estimate of the Independence Number of the Hypergraph of $p$Term Cyclic Arithmetic Progressions on the Integers Modulo $p^n$, For Odd Primes $p$.
Zechun Yang*, Auburn University
(113805318)

8:30 a.m.
Embedding Graph Decompositions.
C A Rodger*, Auburn University
(113805142)

9:00 a.m.
Hamiltonicity in randomly perturbed hypergraphs.
Jie Han, Universidade de São Paulo
Yi Zhao*, Georgia State University
(113805229)

9:30 a.m.
Minimum codegree condition for perfect matchings in $k$partite $k$graphs.
Hongliang Lu, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Yan Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Xingxing Yu*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(113805362)

10:00 a.m.
Recent Results on GallaiRamsey Numbers of Cycles.
ZiXia Song*, University of Central Florida
(113805122)

10:30 a.m.
GallaiRamsey Numbers  General Bounds and Sharp Cases.
Colton Magnant*, Georgia Southern University
(113805194)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Structural Graph Theory, I
Room 201, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Joshua Fallon, Louisiana State University jfallo3@math.lsu.edu
Emily Marshall, Arcadia University marshalle@arcadia.edu

8:00 a.m.
The EdgeIndependent Spanning Tree Conjecture.
Alexander Hoyer*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
(113805355)

8:30 a.m.
A characterization of nearlyouterplanar graphs.
Jinko Kanno, Louisiana Tech University
Tanya Lueder, Louisiana Tech University
Bogdan Oporowski*, Louisiana State University
(113805371)

9:00 a.m.
Packing topological minors halfintegrally.
ChunHung Liu*, Princeton University
(113805225)

9:30 a.m.
Rooted graphs without a heavy path.
Guoli Ding*, LSU
Shilin Wang, LSU
(113805217)

10:00 a.m.
Recent progress in Splitter Theorems, Unavoidable Minor Theorems and Excluded Minor Theorems.
John Maharry*, Ohio State University
(113805316)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, I
Room 313, Stevenson Center, 1

8:15 a.m.
A Comparative Study of Online and Inclass Assignments in Undergraduate Math Classes.
Ramjee P Sharma, University of North Georgia, Oakwood, GA
Kashi N Neupane*, University of North Georgia
Dipendra N Regmi, University of North Georiga
(113897365)

8:30 a.m.
On Underwater Communication with Spiral Acoustic Waves.
Peter J Curry*, SPAWAR System Center, Atlantic
Laura C Tolliver, SPAWAR System Center, Atlantic
Scott C Batson, SPAWAR System Center, Atlantic
Grant C Eastland, NUWC Division, Keyport C/221
(11389492)

8:45 a.m.
CANCELED TALK: Robust Stabilization of Regime Switching Genetic Regulatory Networks.
Sivapragasam Sathananthan*, Department of Mathematical Sciences/Tennessee State University
(11389393)

9:00 a.m.
Parameter Estimation and Optimal Design Techniques to Analyze a Mathematical Model in Wound Healing.
Nigar Karimli*, Western Kentucky University
Ayush Prasad, John Hopkins University
Richard Schugart, Western Kentucky University
(113892314)

9:15 a.m.
Frontal plane dynamics of quadrupedal locomotion on a splitbelt treadmill.
Elizaveta Latash*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University
Hangue Park, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
William Barnett, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University
Alexander N Klishko, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Boris I Prilutsky, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Yaroslav Molkov, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University
(113892263)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Modelling of Tailing Under High Pressure.
Hashim AM Saber*, University of North Georgia
Amer Awad, Advisian Americas
(113886351)

9:45 a.m.
Toward the thermodynamics and emergy of picture and other puzzle solving.
Dennis G. Collins*, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez retired
(113882375)

10:00 a.m.
Spectra of boundary integral operators defined on the unit sphere for the modified Laplace equation.
Vani Cheruvu*, The University of Toledo
(11386557)

10:15 a.m.
High Precision Numerical Computation of Principal Points for Univariate Distributions.
Santanu Chakraborty*, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Josef Sifuentes, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(113860376)

10:30 a.m.
Simultaneous recurrence of stationary random walks.
Máté Wierdl*, The University of Memphis
(113860391)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Evolution Equations and Applications, I
Room 312, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Marcelo Disconzi, Vanderbilt University
Chenyun Luo, Vanderbilt University
Giusy Mazzone, Vanderbilt University
Gieri Simonett, Vanderbilt University gieri.simonett@vanderbilt.edu

8:30 a.m.
Analysis of hydrodynamic of biaxial nematics.
Changyou Wang*, Purdue University
(113835103)

9:00 a.m.
Longtime asymptotic expansions for solutions of NavierStokes equations with timedependent forces.
Dat T Cao*, Texas Tech University
Luan T Hoang, Texas Tech University
(113835119)

9:30 a.m.
Analyticity Results for the Euler and NavierStokes Equations.
Guher Camliyurt*, University of Southern California
Igor Kukavica, University of Southern California
Vlad Vicol, Princeton University
(113835350)

10:00 a.m.
Global Regularity For OneDimensional Viscous Compressible Fluid Models With Degenerate Viscosity.
Peter Constantin, Princeton University
Theodore Drivas, Princeton University
Huy Nguyen*, Princeton University
Federico Pasqualotto, Princeton University
(113835402)

10:30 a.m.
Wellposedness problems for the magnetohydrodynamics models.
Mimi Dai*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(113835401)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Chemistry, I
Room 206, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Hua Wang, Georgia Southern University hwang@georgiasouthern.edu

8:30 a.m.
Vertex Degrees and Chemical Indices.
Rachel Bass Lanning*, Clemson University
(113800199)

9:00 a.m.
Oriented graphs with extremal skew energy.
Xueliang Li*, Center for Combinatorics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
(113892179)

9:30 a.m.
Extremal trees with fixed degree sequence.
Eric O. D. Andriantiana*, Rhodes University
Valisoa R. Misanantenaina, Stellenbosch University
Stephan G. Wagner, Stellenbosch
(11380567)

10:00 a.m.
Chemical Indices of Graphs with Given Degree Sequences.
XiaoDong Zhang*, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(11380511)

10:30 a.m.
Extremal Properties of Vertex Attributes in Trees.
Heather Smith*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Laszlo Szekely, University of South Carolina
Hua Wang, Georgia Southern University
Shuai Yuan, University of South Carolina
(11380561)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and New Perspective of Variational Methods, I
Room 309, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Abbas Moameni, Carleton University momeni@math.carleton.ca
Futoshi Takahashi, Osaka City University
Michinori Ishiwata, Osaka University
Craig Cowen, University of Manitoba

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Probabilistic Models in Mathematical Physics, I
Room 214, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Robert Buckingham, University of Cincinnati buckinrt@uc.edu
SeungYeop Lee, University of South Florida
Karl Liechty, DePaul University

8:30 a.m.
Propagation of singular behavior for Gaussian perturbations of random matrices.
Tom Claeys, Universite catholique de Louvain
Arno Kuijlaars, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Karl Liechty*, DePaul University
Dong Wang, National University of Singapore
(113860363)

9:00 a.m.
FeynmanKac formula for the stochastic Bessel operator.
Patrick T Waters*, Temple University
(113860354)

9:30 a.m.
Spectral curves and equilibrium problems for random matrix model with external source.
Guilherme Silva*, University of Michigan
(113831293)

10:00 a.m.
Rigorous asymptotics of the soliton gas.
Manuela Girotti*, Colorado State University and Concordia University
Ken McLaughlin, Colorado State University
(113835138)

10:30 a.m.
Nonintersecting Brownian bridges on the unit circle with drift.
Robert Buckingham*, University of Cincinnati
Karl Liechty, DePaul University
(113860335)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances on Complex Biosystems and Their Applications, I
Room 304, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Pengcheng Xiao, University of Evansville px3@evansville.edu

Saturday April 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
Invited Address
Combinatorics, computing, and kSchur functions.
Room 309, Stevenson Center, 4
J Blasiak, Drexel University
Jennifer Morse*, University of Virginia
A Pun, Drexel University
D Summers, Drexel University
(113805397)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
On the geometry of matrix multiplication.
Room 309, Stevenson Center, 4
Joseph (JM) Landsberg*, Dept. of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
(11386812)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Advances in Operator Algebras, II
Room 308, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Scott Atkinson, Vanderbilt University
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University dietmar.bisch@vanderbilt.edu
Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt University
Jesse Peterson, Vanderbilt University

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, Representation Theory, and Applications, II
Room 102, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Shrawan Kumar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J. M. Landsberg, Texas A&M University jml@math.tamu.edu
Luke Oeding, Auburn University

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Boundaries and Nonpositive Curvature in Group Theory, II
Room 301, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Spencer Dowdall, Vanderbilt University
Matthew Hallmark, Vanderbilt University m.haulmark@vanderbilt.edu
Michael Hull, University of Florida

3:00 p.m.
Random subgroups of acylindrical groups.
Joseph Maher*, CUNY College of Staten Island
Alessandro Sisto, ETH
(11382032)

3:30 p.m.
A dynamical characterization of acylindrically hyperbolic groups.
Bin Sun*, Vanderbilt University
(113820126)

4:00 p.m.
$\mathcal{H} $ and $\mathcal{AH} $ accessibility.
Carolyn Abbott, UC Berkeley
Sahana H Balasubramanya*, Vanderbilt University
Denis Osin, vanderbilt University
(113820136)

4:30 p.m.
Property $P_{naive}$ for acylindrically hyperbolic groups.
Carolyn R Abbott*, University of California, Berkeley
Francois Dahmani, University of Grenoble, Alpes
(113820238)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Room 101, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Florian Enescu, Georgia State University fenescu@gsu.edu
Yongwei Yao, Georgia State University

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Evolution Equations and Applications, II
Room 312, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Marcelo Disconzi, Vanderbilt University
Chenyun Luo, Vanderbilt University
Giusy Mazzone, Vanderbilt University
Gieri Simonett, Vanderbilt University gieri.simonett@vanderbilt.edu

3:00 p.m.
Quasilinear wave equations on Schwarzschild and Kerr.
Mihai Tohaneanu*, University of Kentucky
(113835276)

3:30 p.m.
A novel vectorfield approach to the dispersive estimate for 2D wave equations.
Willie W.Y. Wong*, Michigan State University
(113835327)

4:00 p.m.
A dynamical approach to semilinear elliptic equations.
Alim Sukhtayev*, Miami University
Margaret Beck, Boston University
Graham Cox, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Chris Jones, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yuri Latushkin, University of Missouri, Columbia
(113835208)

4:30 p.m.
Uniqueness of critical points and applications to evolution problems.
Juraj Foldes*, University of Virginia
Denis Bonheure, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Hugo Tavares, Universidade de Lisboa
Alberto Saldana, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Ederson Moreira dos Santos, Universidade de Sao Paulo
(113835340)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Function Spaces and Operator Theory, II
Room 307, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Cheng Chu, Vanderbilt University cheng.chu@vanderbilt.edu
Dechao Zheng, Vanderbilt University

3:00 p.m.
Multiplier Algebra Functional Calculus.
Kelly Bickel, Bucknell University
Michael Hartz, Washington University
John McCarthy*, Washington University
(113846114)

3:30 p.m.
Weak products of complete Pick spaces.
A. Aleman, Lund University
M. Hartz, Washington University
John McCarthy, Washington University
S. Richter*, University of Tennessee
(113847254)

4:00 p.m.
The Numerical Range of the Product of a Composition Operator with the Adjoint of the Composition Operator.
John H Clifford*, University of MichiganDearborn
Michael Dabkowski, Lawrence Technology University
(113847247)

4:30 p.m.
Continuous Semigroups of Composition Operators on Function Spaces on the Disk.
Carl C. Cowen*, I U P U I
(11384796)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, Functional Analysis, and Their Applications, II
Room 320, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Akram Aldroubi, Vanderbilt University
Keaton Hamm, Vanderbilt University keaton.hamm@vanderbilt.edu
Michael Northington,V, Georgia Institute of Technology
Alex Powell, Vanderbilt University

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Hermitian Geometry, II
Room 210, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Mehdi Lejmi, Bronx Community College of CUNY
Rares Rasdeaconu, Vanderbilt University
Ioana Suvaina, Vanderbilt University ioana.suvaina@vanderbilt.edu

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Interactions between Geometry, Group Theory and Dynamics, II
Room 305, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington
Caglar Uyanik, Vanderbilt University
Grace Work, Vanderbilt University grace.work@vanderbilt.edu

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Macdonald Polynomials and Related Structures, II
Room 212, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer Morse, University of Virginia jlm6cj@eservices.virginia.edu
Dan Orr, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mark Shimozono, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Chemistry, II
Room 206, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Hua Wang, Georgia Southern University hwang@georgiasouthern.edu

3:00 p.m.
Hexagonal Arrangements in the Plane.
Daniel Gray*, Georgia Southern University
Ryan Fortenberry, Georgia Southern University
Hua Wang, Georgia Southern University
(113805228)

3:30 p.m.
The Fullerene Project.
Elizabeth J Hartung*, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Jack E Graver, Syracuse University
Jennifer Edmond, Syracuse University
Joshua Fenton, Syracuse University
(113805106)

4:00 p.m.
An efficient algorithm for the determination of force constants and displacements in numerical definitions of a large, general order Taylor series expansion.
Russell F Thackston*, Georgia Southern University
Ryan C Fortenberry, Georgia Southern University
(113868392)

4:30 p.m.
Resonance Polynomials of CataCondensed Hexagonal Systems.
Xi Chen*, Middle Tennessee State University
Dong Ye, Middle Tennessee State University
Xiaoya Zha, Middle Tennessee State University
(113805153)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Matroids and Related Structures, II
Room 205, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Carolyn Chun, United States Naval Academy
Deborah Chun, West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Tyler Moss, West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Jakayla Robbins, Vanderbilt University jakayla.robbins@vanderbilt.edu

3:00 p.m.
Bipartite minors of binary matroids.
Carolyn Chun, Department of Mathematics, United States Naval Academy
James Oxley*, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University
(113805134)

3:30 p.m.
Matroids with many small circuits and cocircuits.
James Oxley, Louisiana State University
Simon Pfeil*, Saint Norbert College
Charles Semple, University of Canterbury
Geoff Whittle, Victoria University of Wellington
(113805360)

4:00 p.m.
Working with templates.
Stefan HM van Zwam*, Louisiana State University
Kevin Grace, Louisiana State University
(113805306)

4:30 p.m.
Applications of Matroid Templates.
Kevin M. Grace*, Louisiana State University
Stefan H. M. van Zwam, Louisiana State University
(113805188)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and New Perspective of Variational Methods, II
Room 309, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Abbas Moameni, Carleton University momeni@math.carleton.ca
Futoshi Takahashi, Osaka City University
Michinori Ishiwata, Osaka University
Craig Cowen, University of Manitoba

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Probabilistic Models in Mathematical Physics, II
Room 214, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Robert Buckingham, University of Cincinnati buckinrt@uc.edu
SeungYeop Lee, University of South Florida
Karl Liechty, DePaul University

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantization for Probability Distributions and Dynamical Systems, II
Room 306, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley mrinal.roychowdhury@utrgv.edu

3:00 p.m.
Spectral theory of transfer operators; with applications.
Palle Jorgensen*, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(113837291)

3:30 p.m.
Minkowski type question mark functions associated with even or odd continued fractions.
Florin P Boca*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Christopher Linden, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(113837253)

4:00 p.m.
Quantization dimensions for general condensation systems.
Tamara Kucherenko*, The City College of New York
Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(113837389)

4:30 p.m.
A family of infinite local complexity tiling flows with countable Lebesgue spectrum.
Natalie P Frank, Vassar College
E. Arthur Robinson, Jr.*, George Washington University
(11383779)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Random Discrete Structures, II
Room 204, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Lutz P Warnke, Georgia Institute of Technology warnke@math.gatech.edu
Xavier PérezGiménez, University of NebraskaLincoln

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, II
Room 302, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University
Yixiang Wu, Vanderbilt University yixiang.wu@vanderbilt.edu

3:00 p.m.
A VectorHost Epidemic Model With Spatial Structure and Age of Infection.
William E Fitzgibbon*, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 7720043008
Jeffrey J Morgan, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
Glenn F Webb, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
Yixiang Wu, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
(11389215)

3:30 p.m.
Analyzing the intrinsic bacterial dynamics in waterborne infections.
Jin Wang*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(113892146)

4:00 p.m.
Epidemic Mathematical SIR Models: Analysis and Comparison with Data.
Pierre Magal*, University of Bordeaux
(113835111)

4:30 p.m.
Persistence and Extinction of Population in ReactionDiffusionAdvection Model with Strong Allee Effect Growth.
Yan Wang*, The College of William and Mary
Junping Shi, The College of William and Mary
(113892267)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances on Complex Biosystems and Their Applications, II
Room 304, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Pengcheng Xiao, University of Evansville px3@evansville.edu

3:00 p.m.
A stochastic model for the generation of Plasmodium falciparum parasite diversity.
Lauren M Childs, Virginia Tech
Olivia F Prosper*, University of Kentucky
(113892390)

3:30 p.m.
Qualitative Analysis of a smoking model.
Pengcheng Xiao*, University of Evansville
Zeyu Zhang, University of Evansville
(113893370)

4:00 p.m.
Optimal treatments in cancer immunotherapy.
Xiaochuan Hu*, Texas Tech University
Sophia Jang, Texas Tech University
(113834127)

4:30 p.m.
Bifurcation Graph in a threeparameter perturbation of hyperelliptic Hamiltonian.
Xianbo Sun*, Department of Applied Mathematics, Western University, Canada
Pei Yu, Department of Applied Mathematics, Western University, Canada
(113834398)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Progress and New Directions in Homotopy Theory, II
Room 206, Stevenson Center, 1
Organizers:
Anna Marie Bohmann, Vanderbilt University
Kirsten Wickelgren, Georgia Institute of Technology kwickelgren3@math.gatech.edu

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Selected Topics in Graph Theory, II
Room 202, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Songling Shan, Vanderbilt University
David Chris Stephens, Middle Tennessee State University
Dong Ye, Middle Tennessee State University dong.ye@mtsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
upper bounds for $\Delta(\Sigma)$ where $53 \leq \chi(\Sigma) \leq 8$.
Y Zhao*, University of Central Florida
(11380574)

3:30 p.m.
Vizing's Average Degree Conjecture on Edge Chromatic Critical Graphs.
Yan Cao, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University
Guantao Chen*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University
(113805259)

4:00 p.m.
Chorded cycles in dense graphs.
Guantao Chen, Georgia State University
Ronald J. Gould, Emory University
Xiaofeng Gu*, University of West Georgia
Akira Saito, Nihon University, Japan
(113805200)

4:30 p.m.
On domination and independent domination in graphs.
Bing Wei*, Department of Mathematics, University of Mississippi
(113805232)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Structural Graph Theory, II
Room 201, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Joshua Fallon, Louisiana State University jfallo3@math.lsu.edu
Emily Marshall, Arcadia University marshalle@arcadia.edu

3:00 p.m.
On the structure of 4regular planar wellcovered graphs.
Arthur S. Finbow, St. Mary's University
Bert L. Hartnell, St. Mary's University
Michael D. Plummer*, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240
(113805107)

3:30 p.m.
Class 0 and Complexity Bounds for Graph Pebbling.
Daniel Cranston, Virginia Commonwealth University
Luke Postle, University of Waterloo
Chenxiao Xue, Google
Carl Yerger*, Davidson College
(113868281)

4:00 p.m.
Leveraging ApproximatelyIdeal Structure for Faster Algorithms.
Erik D Demaine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Timothy D Goodrich*, North Carolina State University
Abida Haque, North Carolina State University
Kyle Kloster, North Carolina State University
Brian Lavallee, North Carolina State University
Quanquan Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Blair D Sullivan, North Carolina State University
Ali Vakilian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrew van der Poel, North Carolina State University
(113868388)

4:30 p.m.
Vulnerability Parameters and Graph Compression.
Nathan Kahl*, Seton Hall University
(113805294)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Tensor Categories and Diagrammatic Methods, I
Room 112, Buttrick Hall
Organizers:
Marcel Bischoff, Ohio University
Henry Tucker, University of California San Diego hjtucker@ucsd.edu

3:00 p.m.
Metaplectic Modular Categories.
Paul Bruillard*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Paul Gustafson, Texas A&M Univeristy
Julia Yael Plavnik, Texas A&M University
Eric C. Rowell, Texas A&M University
(113818393)

3:30 p.m.
Metaplectic Modular Categories, Gauging and Property F.
Eric Carson Rowell*, Texas A&M University
(113818193)

4:00 p.m.
Gauging by $Z_2$ permutation actions of Deligne products.
Cain EdieMichell, Australian National University
Corey Jones, Australian National University
Julia Plavnik*, Texas A&M University
(1138188)

4:30 p.m.
On the classification of supermodular categories by rank.
Qing Zhang*, Texas A&M University
(113818344)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, II
Room 313, Stevenson Center, 1

3:00 p.m.
Center of the Goldman Lie algebra.
Arpan Kabiraj*, BenGurion University, Israel.
(11385717)

3:15 p.m.
The 2dimensional stable homotopy hypothesis.
Nick Gurski, Case Western Reserve University
Niles Johnson*, Ohio State University Newark
Angélica M. Osorno, Reed College
(1138559)

3:30 p.m.
The geometric visualization of cyclic group actions on handlebodies of genus $g$.
Jesse T. PrinceLubawy*, University of North Alabama
(113855374)

3:45 p.m.
TALK CANCELED: Average diameter of translation surfaces.
Anja Randecker*, University of Toronto
(113851220)

4:00 p.m.
Finite element approximation of Dirichlet control using boundary penalty method for unsteady NavierStokes equations.
S. S. Ravindran*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(1138495)

4:15 p.m.
On Existence and Approximation of Common Attractive Points (CAP).
Safeer H Khan*, Qatar University, Qatar
(11384751)

4:30 p.m.
On the Number of Eigenvalues of the Biharmonic Operator on $\mathbb{R}^3$.
Artem V. Hulko*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(113847301)

4:45 p.m.
Bundles of Generalized FixedPoint Algebras for Proper Groupoid Dynamical Systems.
Leonard Tristan Huang*, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jonathan Henry Brown, University of Dayton
(11384666)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Erdős Memorial Lecture
Geometric graphbased methods for high dimensional data.
Room 309, Stevenson Center, 4
Andrea L Bertozzi*, University of California, Los Angeles
(11386586)

Saturday April 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Reception in honor of Erdős Lecturer Andrea Bertozzi
Lobby, Buttrick Hall
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