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1998 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, April 46, 1998
Meeting #933
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Sparse Elimination Methods in Polynomial System Solving

Saturday April 4, 1998, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Sparse Elimination Methods in Polynomial System Solving, I
Room 7B, TUCC
Organizers:
Ioannis Z. Emiris, INRIA, SophiaAntipolis, France emiris@sophia.inria.fr
J. Maurice Rojas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology rojas@math.mit.edu

9:30 a.m.
On Multivariate Descartes Rule.
TienYien Li*, Michigan State University
Xiaoshen Wang, University of Central Arkansas
(93365124)

10:00 a.m.
Integral Points on Sparse Algebraic Curves.
J. Maurice Rojas*, City University of Hong Kong
(93314185)

10:30 a.m.
The Expected Number of Roots of a Multihomogeneous Systems of Polynomial Equations.
Andrew M McLennan*, University of Minnesota
(9331423)

Saturday April 4, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Sparse Elimination Methods in Polynomial System Solving, II
Room 7B, TUCC
Organizers:
Ioannis Z. Emiris, INRIA, SophiaAntipolis, France emiris@sophia.inria.fr
J. Maurice Rojas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology rojas@math.mit.edu

2:30 p.m.
Groebner Bases and Invariants.
Karin Gatermann*, FU Berlin / ZIB
(93368184)

3:00 p.m.
Degrees of Groebner bases of toric ideals.
Serkan Hosten*, George Mason University
(93314182)

3:30 p.m.
Computing the State Polytope of a Toric Ideal.
Rekha Rachel Thomas*, Texas A&M University
Birkett Huber, Texas A&M University
(93314178)

4:00 p.m.
Certificates for Deficient Sparse Polynomial Systems:.
Birkett Huber*, Texas A&M University
Jan Verschelde, Michagan State University
(93314171)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion

Sunday April 5, 1998, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Sparse Elimination Methods in Polynomial System Solving, III
Room 7B, TUCC
Organizers:
Ioannis Z. Emiris, INRIA, SophiaAntipolis, France emiris@sophia.inria.fr
J. Maurice Rojas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology rojas@math.mit.edu

9:30 a.m.
Symbolic and numeric methods for exploiting structure in constructing resultant matrices.
Victor Y. Pan*, Lehman College, City University of New York
Ioannis Z. Emiris, INRIA
(93368147)

10:00 a.m.
Sparsity in Dixon Resultants.
Deepak Kapur*, State University of New York at Albany
(93313148)

10:30 a.m.
Structured matrices and polynomial system solving.
Bernard Mourrain*, INRIA
(93315218)

Sunday April 5, 1998, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Sparse Elimination Methods in Polynomial System Solving, IV
Room 7B, TUCC
Organizers:
Ioannis Z. Emiris, INRIA, SophiaAntipolis, France emiris@sophia.inria.fr
J. Maurice Rojas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology rojas@math.mit.edu

2:30 p.m.
Balancing the Lifting Values to Improve the Numerical Stability of Polyhedral Homotopy Continuation Methods.
Tangan Gao, Michigan State University, Department of Mathematics
T.Y. Li, Michigan State University, Department of Mathematics
Jan Verschelde*, Michigan State University, Department of Mathematics
Mengnien Wu, Michigan State University, Department of Mathematics
(9336589)

3:00 p.m.
On the geometry of Graeffe iteration.
Gregorio Malajovich*, Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, UFRJ.
Jorge Passamani Zubelli, IMPA, CNPq
(9336555)

3:30 p.m.
Applications of Various Methods in Elimination Theory to a Problem in Computer Vision.
Peter F. Stiller*, Texas A&M Univeristy
(93314194)

4:00 p.m.
Applications of elimination methods in exactarithmetic based geometric programs.
John C. Keyser*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dinesh Manocha, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Shankar Krishnan, AT\&T Research Labs
Tim Culver, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(93314238)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion
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