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Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
Binghamton, NY, October 1112, 2003
Meeting #990
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday October 11, 2003

Saturday October 11, 2003, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Outside Room 1, Lecture Hall

Saturday October 11, 2003, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 13, Lecture Hall

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, I
Room 12, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas J. Head, Binghamton University tom@math.binghamton.edu
Dennis G. Pixton, Binghamton University dennis@math.binghamton.edu
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
Carlos MartinVide, Universitat Rovira i Virgili cmv@correu.urv.es

8:00 a.m.
Welcome introductions, and a statement of goals for the session.

8:30 a.m.
Splicing to the Limit.
Elizabeth Goode*, Towson University
Dennis Pixton, Binghamton University
(99068216)

9:00 a.m.
Structural DNA Nanotechnology.
Nadrian C Seeman*, New York University
(9900014)

10:00 a.m.
Topological questions related to DNA graph self assembly.
Natasha Jonoska*, University of South Florida
(9909293)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, I
Room 14, Lecture Hall Organizers: LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University menger@math.binghamton.edu
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign robinson@math.uiuc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Totally Permutable Products in Infinite Groups.
James C. Beidleman*, University of Kentucky
Hermann Heineken, University 0f Wuerzburg
(9902042)

8:30 a.m.
The Infinite Norm of a Group.
Hermann Heineken*, Universitaet of Wuerzburg
James C Beidleman, University of Kentucky
(9902056)

9:00 a.m.
Abelian sections in free groups.
Ted Hurley*, National University of Ireland, Galway
(9902085)

9:30 a.m.
Notions of Discrimination I.
Anthony M. Gaglione*, U.S. Naval Academy
Dennis Spellman, Temple University
Benjamin Fine, Fairfield University
(99020110)

10:00 a.m.
Notions of Discrimination II.
Benjamin Fine*, Fairfield University
Anthony M. Gaglione, U.S. Naval Academy
Dennis Spellman, Temple University
(99020111)

10:30 a.m.
Invariant ideals in abelian group algebras.
Donald S. Passman*, University of Wisconsin
(9901694)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory: Honoring Peter Hilton on His Eightieth Birthday, I
Room 8, Lecture Hall Organizers: Martin Bendersky, Hunter College (CUNY) mbenders@math.hunter.cuny.edu
Joseph Roitberg, Hunter College (CUNY) roitberg@math.hunter.cuny.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Sectional Category of a Map.
Martin Arkowitz*, Dartmouth College
Jeffrey Strom, Western Michigan University
(9905561)

8:30 a.m.
Homotopy Classification and Realization of Poincar\'{e} Duality Pairs in Dimension Three.
Bea Bleile*, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia
(9905774)

9:00 a.m.
On the Geoghegan Conjecture.
Guido Mislin*, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
(9905538)

9:30 a.m.
Homotopy theory with mod $p$ coefficients, from a homological viewpoint.
Dominique Arlettaz*, University of Lausanne
(9905525)

10:00 a.m.
$P$localizing finitebynilpotent groups.
Karl Lorensen*, Penn State, Altoona College
(99020146)

10:30 a.m.
On a Theorem of Schur.
Peter Hilton*, Binghamton University
(9902018)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, I
Room 2, Lecture Hall Organizers: Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Topological Obstructions to Graph Colorings.
Dmitry N Kozlov*, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Eric Babson, U WashingtonSeattle
(99005177)

8:30 a.m.
Homomorphisms of cycles and chromatic number.
Eric Babson*, University of Washington
Dmitry Kozlov, KTH
(99005268)

9:00 a.m.
Shifted simplicial complexes and algebraic shifting.
Art M. Duval*, University of Texas at El Paso
(99005198)

10:00 a.m.
Combinatorial Properties of Shifted Complexes.
Caroline J Klivans*, MSRI
(99005247)

10:30 a.m.
The Catalan matroid.
Federico Ardila*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
(99005250)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Room 10, Lecture Hall Organizers: Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Cut vertices in commutative graphs.
James Conant, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Ferenc Gerlits, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University
(99020108)

9:00 a.m.
An Analogue of the Johnson Homomorphism for $Aut(F_n)$.
KaiUwe Bux*, Cornell University
(99020209)

9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic cones of uniform lattices.
Simon Thomas*, Rutgers University
(9902037)

10:00 a.m.
Proper $3$realizability.
Francisco F. Lasheras*, University of Seville, Spain
Manuel CardenasEscudero, University of Seville, Spain
(9905723)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, I
Room 321, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Brownian loop soup.
Gregory F. Lawler*, Cornell University
(99060119)

9:05 a.m.
The heat equation with multiplicative timeindependent compound Poisson noise.
Carl E Mueller*, University of Rochester
Aurel Stan, University of Rochester
(9906055)

9:40 a.m.
Point processes associated with stationary stable processes.
Sidney I. Resnick, Cornell University
Gennady Samorodnitsky*, Cornell University
(9906047)

10:15 a.m.
Liquidity Risk and Arbitrage Pricing Theory.
Philip E. Protter*, Cornell University
Umut Cetin, Cornell University
Robert Jarrow, Cornell University
(99060100)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Statistics, I
Room 323, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Anton Schick, Binghamton University anton@math.binghamton.edu
Qiqing Yu, Binghamton University qyu@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
A new construction for skew multivariate distribution.
Dipak K Dey*, University of Connecticut
Junfeng Liu, University of Connecticut
(99062231)

9:05 a.m.
Generalized Likelihood Ratio Tests for Additive Models.
Jianqing Fan*, Princeton University
(99062187)

9:40 a.m.
On Likelihood Ratio Analysis Under Nonstandard Conditions.
Yongzhao Shao*, New York University
(99062158)

10:15 a.m.
The large deviation principle for Mestimators.
Miguel A Arcones*, Binghamton University
(9906234)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems and Tomography, I
Room 7, Lecture Hall Organizers: Peter Kuchment, Texas A\&M University kuchment@math.tamu.edu
Leonid A. Kunyansky, University of Arizona
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University

8:30 a.m.
A Physicist's Perspective on Mathematical Issues in SPECT and Other Tomographic Imaging.
Xiaochuan Pan*, The University of Chicago
(99044129)

9:00 a.m.
3D Exponential Xray and Radon Transforms and the RSH SPECT Application.
Rolf Clackdoyle*, University of Utah
JeanMarc Wagner, University of Liege
Frederic Noo, University of Utah
(99045236)

9:30 a.m.
Improved 2D rebinning of helical conebeam CT data using John's equation.
Frederic Noo*, University of Utah
Michel Defrise, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Hiroyuki Kudo, University of Tsukuba
(99041228)

10:00 a.m.
Inversion of the 3D exponential parallelbeam transform and the Radon transform with angledependent attenuation.
Leonid A Kunyansky*, University of Arizona
(9904462)

10:30 a.m.
Electrical Impedance Imaging.
David Isaacson*, RPI
(9903583)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, I
Room 9, Lecture Hall Organizers: Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

8:30 a.m.
Propagation and actions on a product of spheres.
Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin
James F Davis*, Indiana University
Ozgun Unlu, University of Wisconsin
(99057276)

9:00 a.m.
Virtual manifolds.
Frank Quinn*, Virginia Tech
(99057262)

9:30 a.m.
Resolving Homology Manifolds.
J. Bryant*, Tallahassee, FL
S. Ferry, Rutgers University
W. Mio, Florida State University
S. Weinberger, University of Chicago
(9905771)

10:00 a.m.
On the stable homology of $Aut(F_n)$.
Daniel K. Biss*, IAS & CMI
(99055227)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, I
Room 331, Student Wing Organizers: Howard E. Bell, Brock University hbell@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
Yuanlin Li, Brock University yli@brocku.ca

8:30 a.m.
Generalized Rational Identities with Automorphisms, Antiautomorphisms, and Derivations.
Gordon A Swain*, Ashland University
(99016141)

9:00 a.m.
Multiplicative semiprimeness of skew Lie algebras.
W. S. Martindale*, Wyndmoor PA
J. C. Cabello, Universidad de Granada
M. Cabrera, Universidad de Granada
G. Lopez, Universidad de Granada
(9901654)

9:30 a.m.
Schur superalgebras in small characteristics.
Frantisek Marko*, Pennsylvania State University
Alexandr N. Zubkov, Omsk State Pedagogical University
(99016127)

10:00 a.m.
An application of equivalence of $G$algebras to the Schur indices of simple skew group algebras.
Allen Herman*, University of Regina
(9901680)

10:30 a.m.
On a Class of Separable Hopf Galois Extensions.
George Szeto*, Bradley University
Larry Lianyong Xue, Bradley University
(9901666)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, I
Room 325, Student Wing Organizers: Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona jgil@psu.edu
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu

9:00 a.m.
Symbolic Hierarchies of Operators on Manifolds with Singularities.
B. W. Schulze*, University of Potsdam
(99058243)

9:40 a.m.
Layer potentials for manifolds with cylindrical ends.
Victor Nistor*, Pennsylvania State Univ.
Marius Mitrea, University of Missouri
(99035138)

10:20 a.m.
A Fr{\'e}chet algebra of pseudodifferential boundary value problems on manifolds with cylindrical ends.
Thomas Krainer*, Institute of Mathematics, University of Potsdam, Germany
(99035190)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, I
Room 231, Student Wing Organizers: Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz dong@cats.ucsc.edu
Alex J. Feingold, Binghamton University alex@math.binghamton.edu
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University gail@math.binghamton.edu

9:00 a.m.
On the structure and characters of weight modules of Lie algebras and superalgebras.
Dimitar V. Grantcharov*, University of California, Riverside
(99017107)

9:40 a.m.
Intermediate Wakimoto modules for Affine $\mathfrak{sl}(n+1)$.
Ben L Cox*, College of Charleston
(9901749)

10:20 a.m.
Demazure crystals for quantum affine algebras.
Kailash C. Misra*, North Carolina state University
(99017157)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite Solvable Groups and Their Representations, I
Room 4, Lecture Hall Organizers: Ben Brewster, SUNY at Binghamton ben@yggdrasil.math.binghamton.edu
Arnold Feldman, Franklin & Marshall College afeldman@fandm.edu

9:00 a.m.
Finite groups with subgroups subnormal or supersoluble.
John Cossey*, Australian National University
A. Ballester Bolinches, Universitat de Valencia
(99020225)

9:30 a.m.
Kirillov Theory for Finite Groups.
Dikran B Karagueuzian*, SUNYBinghamton
I Martin Isaacs, University of WisconsinMadison
(99020213)

10:00 a.m.
Classification of the finite $p$subgroups of ${\rm GL}(p,C)$ up to isomorphism.
Jeffrey M Riedl*, University of Akron
(99020204)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Character Theory of Finite Groups and Algebraic Combinatorics, I
Room 5, Lecture Hall Organizers: Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University kwj1@psu.edu
Eirini Poimenidou, New College of Florida poimenidou@ncf.edu

9:00 a.m.
Commutative Integral Table Algebras Generated by Elements of Degree Two.
Zvi Arad, BarIlan University
Elsa Fisman, BarIlan University
Mikhail Muzychuk, Netanya Academic College
Harvey I. Blau*, Northern Illinois University
(99020215)

9:30 a.m.
A combinatorial building for Chevalley groups over finite local rings.
Peter S Campbell*, University of Alberta
(9902031)

10:00 a.m.
A TwoParameter Chromatic Symmetric Function.
EllisonAnne Williams*, North Carolina State University
(9900579)

10:30 a.m.
Kronecker product of characters of $(Z/rZ) wr S_n$ and centralizer algebras.
Rosa C Orellana*, Dartmouth College
(99005180)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, I
Room 3, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

9:30 a.m.
Dowling lattices and poset fiber theorems.
Michelle L Wachs*, University of Miami
(99005249)

10:00 a.m.
On the homology of the $h, k$equal Dowling lattice.
Eric I. Gottlieb*, Rhodes College
(99006196)

10:30 a.m.
The Homology Character of the Automorphism Group of a Dowling Lattice.
Gary K Schwartz*, Northern Illinois University
(99006147)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Holomorphic disks and Floer homology for knots.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Zoltan Szabo*, Princeton University
(9905703)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Symmetric pairs.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Jeb F. Willenbring*, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
(9902001)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, II
Room 12, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas J. Head, Binghamton University tom@math.binghamton.edu
Dennis G. Pixton, Binghamton University dennis@math.binghamton.edu
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
Carlos MartinVide, Universitat Rovira i Virgili cmv@correu.urv.es

2:30 p.m.
Solving the FisherWright and coalescence problems with a discrete Markov chain analysis.
Peter G Clote*, Boston College
(99092220)

3:30 p.m.
On the construction and properties of bondfree DNA languages.
Lila Kari, University of Western Ontario
Petr Sosik*, University of Western Ontario
Stavros Konstantinidis, Saint Mary's University
(99068144)

4:00 p.m.
Formal Models of DNA Testtube Computing: Single and Multiple Tubes.
P. Sullivan*, Binghamton University
(99068166)

4:30 p.m.
Computing with Cells.
P. Andrei Paun*, Louisiana Tech University
(99092167)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Room 10, Lecture Hall Organizers: Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Upper distortion functions and the membership problem.
Stuart W Margolis, BarIlan University, Israel
John Meakin, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Zoran Sunik*, Texas A&M University
(9902088)

3:00 p.m.
Forest Diagrams for Elements of Thompson's Group $F$.
James M Belk*, Cornell University
Kenneth S Brown, Cornell University
(99020258)

3:30 p.m.
Picture Groups: Homological and CAT(0) properties.
Daniel S. Farley*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(99020260)

4:00 p.m.
On bilipschitz imbeddings into a product of trees.
Alexander Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
Viktor Schroeder, University of Zurich
(99051131)

4:30 p.m.
On finitely generated subgroups in a certain torsion group of intermediate growth.
Rostislav I Grigorchuk*, Texas A&M University
John S Wilson, University of Oxford
(9902086)

5:00 p.m.
Extensions of surface groups by irreducible groups of mapping classes.
Lee Mosher*, Rutgers University, Newark
(99020229)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, II
Room 325, Student Wing Organizers: Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona gil@euclid.math.temple.edu
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Regularity of the Heat Operator on a Cone.
Thalia D. Jeffres*, Universidad Michoacana
Paul Loya, SUNY Binghamton
(99035175)

3:10 p.m.
Green formulae for cone differential operators.
Ingo Witt*, University of Potsdam
(99035188)

3:50 p.m.
Exact Solutions: Subelliptic, Degenerate Elliptic, Transversally Elliptic.
Richard Beals*, Yale University
(99035195)

4:30 p.m.
Szeg\H{o} projections on Grauert tubes of small radius.
Grigore Raul Tataru*, Purdue University
(99058234)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, II
Room 14, Lecture Hall Organizers: LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University menger@math.binghamton.edu
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign robinson@math.uiuc.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Nonabelian Tensor Square of the Free $2$Engel Group of Rank $n$.
Russell D Blyth*, Saint Louis University
Robert Fitzgerald Morse, University of Evansville
Joanne L Redden, University of Evansville
(99020143)

3:00 p.m.
Computing homological functors of the free 2Engel groups.
Robert Fitzgerald Morse*, University of Evansville
(9902075)

3:30 p.m.
The Residual Finiteness of Ascending HNNExtensions of Certain Soluble Groups.
A. H. Rhemtulla*, University of Alberta
M. Shirvani, University of Alberta
(99020101)

4:00 p.m.
Profinite topologies in free products of groups.
Luis Ribes*, Carleton University
Pavel Zalesskii, University of Brasilia
(9902022)

4:30 p.m.
The distribution of the genus of groups.
Jay J Zimmerman*, Towson University
(99020151)

5:00 p.m.
Separability properties of certain polygonal products.
G. Kim, Yeungnam University,Korea
Francis C. Y. Tang*, University of Waterloo
(99020165)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, II
Room 231, Student Wing Organizers: Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz dong@cats.ucsc.edu
Alex J. Feingold, Binghamton University alex@math.binghamton.edu
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University gail@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Automorphism groups of certain rank 2 lattice type vertex operator algebras.
Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz
Robert L., Jr. Griess*, University of Michigan
(99017270)

3:10 p.m.
Rationality and regularity of vertex operator algebras.
Geoffrey W Buhl*, Rutgers University
(99017174)

3:50 p.m.
The space of graded traces for holomorphic $c=24$ vertex operator algebras.
Katherine L Hurley*, Penn State University
(99017256)

4:30 p.m.
Certain Lie algebras and vertex algebras associated with Lie algebroids.
Haisheng Li*, Rutgers University
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University
(99017211)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Statistics, II
Room 323, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Anton Schick, Binghamton University anton@math.binghamton.edu
Qiqing Yu, Binghamton University qyu@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Another approach to asymtotics and bootstrap of randomly trimmed means.
Zhiqiang Chen*, William Paterson University
Evarist Gin, University of Connecticut
(9906269)

3:05 p.m.
Bootstrap and Central Limit Theorem, when they are in tune and when they are not.
Dragan Radulovic*, Florida Atlantic University
(9906260)

3:40 p.m.
Nearly universal location and scatter parameters.
Richard M. Dudley*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(99062102)

4:15 p.m.
Estimating Default Risk Premia from Default Swap and EDF Data.
Antje Berndt*, Cornell University
Rohan Douglas, New York, NY
Darrell Duffie, Stanford University
Mark Ferguson, New York, NY
David Schranz, New York, NY
(99062259)

4:50 p.m.
A Martingale Approach to Scan Statistics.
Vladimir Pozdnyakov*, University of Connecticut
Joseph Glaz, University of Connecticut
Martin Kulldorff, Harvard Medical School
Michael Steele, University of Pennsylvania
(99062120)

5:25 p.m.
On the Number of Signals.
Pinyuen Chen*, Syracuse University
(9906240)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems and Tomography, II
Room 7, Lecture Hall Organizers: Peter Kuchment, Texas A\&M University kuchment@math.tamu.edu
Leonid A. Kunyansky, University of Arizona
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University

2:30 p.m.
Tomographic operators in the complex plane.
Eric Clarkson*, University of Arizona
(99044217)

3:00 p.m.
Spherical Means and Thermoacoustic Tomography.
David V. Finch*, Oregon State University
S. K. Patch, GE Medical Systems
Rakesh, University of Delaware
(99044183)

3:30 p.m.
Stationary Sets for the Wave Equation on Crystallographic domains.
Mark Agranovsky, Bar Ilan University
Eric Todd Quinto*, Tufts University
(9904464)

4:00 p.m.
Sonar transforms.
Aleksei I Beltukov*, Tufts University
(9904468)

4:30 p.m.
On injectivity of a circular Radon Transform.
Gaik Ambartsoumian*, Texas A&M University
Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M University
(99044233)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory: Honoring Peter Hilton on his Eightieth Birthday, II
Room 8, Lecture Hall Organizers: Martin Bendersky, Hunter College (CUNY) mbenders@math.hunter.cuny.edu
Joseph Roitberg, Hunter College (CUNY) roitberg@math.hunter.cuny.edu

2:30 p.m.
Finite dimensional Gspaces.
William Browder*, Princeton Uniiversity
(99055155)

3:00 p.m.
On the degree $2$ map for a sphere.
Fred Cohen, University of Rochester
Inga Johnson*, University of Rochester
(99055241)

3:30 p.m.
On (Non)Cancellation of Certain Cell Complexes.
Imre Bokor*, University of New England
(99057126)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Solvable Groups and Their Representations, II
Room 4, Lecture Hall Organizers: Ben Brewster, SUNY at Binghamton ben@yggdrasil.math.binghamton.edu
Arnold Feldman, Franklin & Marshall College afeldman@fandm.edu

2:30 p.m.
Products of ${\cal C}$connected Finite Soluble Groups.
Peter Hauck*, Universitaet Tuebingen
(99020255)

3:00 p.m.
Modularity in the lattice of $\Sigma$permutable subgroups.
Thomas W Kimber*, SUNY Morrisville
(99020139)

3:30 p.m.
Discussion

4:00 p.m.
Solvable Permutation Groups and Partitions.
Tom Wolf*, Ohio Univ
(99020263)

4:30 p.m.
Modularity, Permutability and the CoverAvoidance Property.
Joseph A. Petrillo*, Franklin & Marshall College
(99020153)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, II
Room 331, Student Wing Organizers: Howard E. Bell, Brock University hbell@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
Yuanlin Li, Brock University yli@brocku.ca

2:30 p.m.
When is every module with essential socle a direct sum of quasiinjectives?
K I Beidar, National Cheng Kung University
S K Jain*, Ohio University
(9901643)

3:00 p.m.
Some decomposition theory of pureprojective modules.
Philipp S Rothmaler*, OSU Lima
(99016137)

3:30 p.m.
A semilocal ring with a strange decomposition theory of projective modules.
Gena Puninski*, The Ohio State University at Lima
(9901621)

4:00 p.m.
On Pseudoinjective Modules.
Hai Quang Dinh*, North Dakota State Univ
(99016145)

4:30 p.m.
On some SemiArtinian Rings.
Hai Quang Dinh, North Dakota University
Dinh Van Huynh*, Ohio University, Athens
(99016173)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, II
Room 3, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Hyperplane arrangements and graph orientations.
Daniel C Slilaty*, Wright State University
(99005272)

3:00 p.m.
Complete Principal Truncations of Dowling Lattices.
Hongxun Qin*, The Ohio State University
(99005160)

3:30 p.m.
Dowling lattices, supersolvability, and lineclosure.
Joseph E. Bonin*, The George Washington University
(99005142)

4:00 p.m.
Reconstructibility of Dowling Lattices.
William P. Miller*, Susquehanna University
(9900596)

4:30 p.m.
The critical problem and Dowling Lattices.
Irasema Sarmiento*, Cinvestav, Mexico
(9900595)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Character Theory of Finite Groups and Algebraic Combinatorics, II
Room 5, Lecture Hall Organizers: Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University kwj1@psu.edu
Eirini Poimenidou, New College of Florida poimenidou@ncf.edu

2:30 p.m.
Spectral properties of circulant graphs via Sring theory.
Andrew J Woldar*, Villanova University
Mikhail H Klin, BenGurion University of the Negev and University of Delaware
Milhail E Muzychuk, Netanya Academic College
(99005164)

3:00 p.m.
Chromatic polynomials and coherent configurations.
Mikhail H. Klin*, University of Delaware, Newark and BenGurion Univ
Christian Pech, Technological University Dresden
(99005191)

3:30 p.m.
Character tables of certain commutative association schemes.
Sung Yell Song*, Iowa State University
(99005152)

4:00 p.m.
Tridiagonal pairs, association schemes, and the quantum affine algebra $U_q({\widehat {sl}}_2)$.
Paul M. Terwilliger*, University of Wisconsin
Tatsuro Ito, Kanazawa University
(99005113)

4:30 p.m.
The Generalized Terwilliger Algebra of a Finite Group.
Eric S Egge*, Gettysburg College
(99016159)

5:00 p.m.
Basic structure theory of association schemes.
PaulHermann Zieschang*, University of Brownsville
(99005278)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, II
Room 2, Lecture Hall Organizers: Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

2:30 p.m.
Stokes Theorem and the Minkowski Problem: A combinatorial perspective.
Daniel A Klain*, University of Massachusetts Lowell
(99052224)

3:00 p.m.
The homotopy types of Alexander duals.
Xun Dong*, University of Miami
(99005261)

3:30 p.m.
Reflexive polytopes in dimension 2 and 3: the numbers 12, 24, and onion skins.
Christian Haase*, Duke University
(9900592)

4:00 p.m.
(The category of?) CD manifolds.
Daniel K. Biss*, IAS & CMI
(99057226)

4:30 p.m.
On Configurations of flats; manifolds of points in the projective line.
Javier Bracho*, UNAM
Jorge Arocha, UNAM
Luis Montejano, UNAM
(99052275)

5:00 p.m.
Configuration of 4 lines in affine 3space.
Luis Montejano*, National University of Mexico
Jorge Arocha, National University of Mexico
Javier Bracho, National University of Mexico
(99052274)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Quasigroups and Loops
Room 327, Student Wing Organizers: Tuval S. Foguel, North Dakota State University tuval.foguel@ndsu.nodak.edu
J. D. Phillips, Wabash College phillipj@wabash.edu

2:30 p.m.
Simple Power Associative Loops With Exactly One Covering.
Tuval S. Foguel*, Auburn University Montgomery
(9902013)

3:10 p.m.
Dedekind quasigroups and the connection with loops.
Kenneth W Johnson*, Penn State University
Petr Vojtechovsky, University of Denver
(9902050)

3:50 p.m.
Analytic loops and generalized fibre bundles.
Alexander I Nesterov*, Guadalajara University
(9905328)

4:30 p.m.
On loops with abelian inner mapping group.
J. D. Phillips*, Wabash College
(9902026)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:45 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 329, Student Wing

2:45 p.m.
Do Normal Subgroups Have Straight Tails? Representation questions from a combinatorics classroom.
Paul E Becker*, Penn State University  Erie
(99020207)

3:00 p.m.
A characterization of nonminimal tree actions.
Lisa Carbone, Rutgers University, NJ
Laura I Ciobanu*, Rutgers University, NJ
(99020235)

3:15 p.m.
Topological $p$groups.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(99022103)

3:30 p.m.
The conditions on the ordinary differential equation: $(1) y^(n)+f(y)=g(x)$, to get real solutions where $y^(n)$ means the derivative number $n$ of $y(x)$.
Fady A Gusin*, Cleveland State University
(9903409)

3:45 p.m.
Linear Operators on R Sequences.
Andrew B. Perry*, Springfield College
(99046181)

4:00 p.m.
On some spectral properties of abstract multiinterval boundary value problems.
Maksim S. Sokolov*, National University of Uzbekistan
(9904710)

4:15 p.m.
Uniform 1Cochains and Genuine Laminations.
Baris Coskunuzer*, Princeton University
(99057273)

4:30 p.m.
Using Online Quizzes: A Report on the Efficacy of a "Repeat Until Satisfied" Model of Using the Internet to Enhance Mathematics Education.
Jeff A. Suzuki*, Bard College
(99097253)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, II
Room 9, Lecture Hall Organizers: Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

3:00 p.m.
Higher Reidemeister Torsion.
Edward Bruce Williams*, U. of Notre Dame
(99057134)

3:30 p.m.
Some nondiffeomorphic harmonic cellular maps.
F. T. Farrell*, Binghamton University
P. Ontaneda, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco
(99053133)

4:00 p.m.
On the classification of simply connected $7$manifolds.
Diarmuid J Crowley*, Penn State
(99057184)

4:30 p.m.
A rational criminal.
Kasper K. S. Andersen, Aarhus University
Tilman Bauer, SFB 478 Munster
Jesper Grodal*, University of Chicago
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University
(99055240)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 3:05 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, II
Room 321, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

3:05 p.m.
Old and New Results on the Asymptotic Distribution of SelfNormalized Sums.
David M Mason*, University of Delaware
(99060162)

3:40 p.m.
SelfNormalized Processes In Dependent Variables.
Victor H de la Pena*, Columbia University
Michael J Klass, UC Berkeley
TzeLeung Lai, Stanford University
(9906044)

4:15 p.m.
Central limit theorems in geometric probability.
Joseph E. Yukich*, Lehigh University
(9906045)

4:50 p.m.
Don't Be Fooled By Regular or Empirical Central Limit Theorems for Exchangeable Sequences vs I.I.D. Sequences.
Xinxin Jiang*, Rhodes College
Marjorie Hahn, Tufts University
(9906099)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Binghamton University Department of Mathematical Sciences Reception in Honor of the 80th Birthday of Peter Hilton
Chenango Room, Science 1 Building
Sunday October 12, 2003

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 13, Lecture Hall

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, III
Room 12, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas J. Head, Binghamton University tom@math.binghamton.edu
Dennis G. Pixton, Binghamton University dennis@math.binghamton.edu
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
Carlos MartinVide, Universitat Rovira i Virgili cmv@correu.urv.es

8:00 a.m.
DNA codes for biological computing and assays.
Anthony J. Macula*, SUNY Geneseo
Wendy Knapp Pogozelski, SUNY Geneseo
Vyacheslav V. Rykov, University Nebraska Omaha
(99092130)

8:30 a.m.
Structure Free Sequences for Biomolecular Computing.
Satoshi Kobayashi*, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of ElectroCommunications
(99068125)

9:00 a.m.
Genome Rearrangement, Random Walks on the Permutation Group, and Phase Transitions in Random Graphs.
Nathanael Berestycki, Cornell U and U. Pierre and Marie Curie
Rick Durrett*, Cornell U.
(99060105)

10:00 a.m.
Modelling Genetic Gymnastics: The mathematics of gene scrambling in ciliates.
Mark Daley*, University of Saskatchewan
(9906898)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III
Room 10, Lecture Hall Organizers: Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

8:00 a.m.
Simplicial nonpositive curvature.
Tadeusz Januszkiewicz*, The Ohio State Univrsity
Jacek Swiatkowski, Wroclaw University
(99051197)

8:30 a.m.
Relatively hyperbolic groups and almost convexity.
Inna Bumagin*, McGill University
(99020245)

9:00 a.m.
Periodic rank one geodesics in foldable cubical complexes.
Xiangdong Xie*, Washington University
(9905317)

9:30 a.m.
Relative hyperbolicity of limit groups.
Emina Alibegovic*, University of Michigan
(99051109)

10:00 a.m.
Rapid Decay and Geometry  Part I.
Indira Chatterji*, Cornell University
(99020194)

10:30 a.m.
Rapid Decay and Geometry  Part II.
Kim E. Ruane*, Tufts University
(99020192)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, III
Room 14, Lecture Hall Organizers: LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University menger@math.binghamton.edu
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign robinson@math.uiuc.edu

8:00 a.m.
The maximal and minimal conditions for normal subgroups of infinite order or index.
F de Giovanni, University of Naples
D H Paek, Busan Normal University
Derek J.S. Robinson*, University of Illinois
A Russo, University of Lecce
(9902019)

8:30 a.m.
Groups with the maximal condition on nonFCsubgroups.
Martyn R. Dixon*, University of Alabama
Leonid A. Kurdachenko, University of Dnepropetrovsk
(9902041)

9:00 a.m.
Embedding in simple locally (solublebyfinite) groups. Preliminary report.
Martin J Evans*, Universtiy of Alabama
(99020222)

9:30 a.m.
Uncountably many basic sequences of commutators.
David A Jackson*, Saint Louis University
(9902024)

10:00 a.m.
Recent developments in the theory of Fuchsian and Kleinian groups.
Gerhard Rosenberger*, Dortmund/University
(9902020)

10:30 a.m.
Most recent results on test ranks of free nilpotent groups.
C K Gupta*, University of Manitoba
V A Romankov, Omsk State University
E I Timoshenko, Novosibirsk University
(99020242)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems and Tomography, III
Room 7, Lecture Hall Organizers: Peter Kuchment, Texas A\&M University kuchment@math.tamu.edu
Leonid A. Kunyansky, University of Arizona
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University

8:00 a.m.
Anisotropic Inverse Problems in Two Dimensions.
Ziqi Sun*, Wichita State University
(9903535)

8:30 a.m.
A New Look at an Old Result of Smith and Keinert on the Inversion of the $k$  Plane Transform.
Andrew Markoe*, Rider University
(99044140)

9:00 a.m.
Analysis of a family of exact inversion formulas for cone beam transform.
Alexander Katsevich*, University of Central Florida
Alexander Zamyatin, University of Central Florida
(99044156)

9:30 a.m.
Reconstruction of the convection term via a RiemannHilbert problem.
Alexandru C Tamasan*, University of Toronto
(99035182)

10:00 a.m.
An eigensystem decomposition method for an inverse medium problem in a waveguide.
Sava Dediu*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Joyce R McLaughlin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(99035212)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory: Honoring Peter Hilton on his Eightieth Birthday, III
Room 8, Lecture Hall Organizers: Martin Bendersky, Hunter College (CUNY) mbenders@math.hunter.cuny.edu
Joseph Roitberg, Hunter College (CUNY) roitberg@math.hunter.cuny.edu

8:00 a.m.
Geometric applications of the BersteinHilton Hopf invariant.
Octavian Cornea*, University of Montreal
(99055121)

8:30 a.m.
Also on Systems of Interlocking Exact Sequences.
C. Joanna Su*, Providence College
(9905558)

9:00 a.m.
Recent advances in $v_1$ periodic homotopy theory.
Martin Bendersky*, CUNY/ Hunter College
(9905546)

9:30 a.m.
3local Hspaces of rank 2.
John R Harper*, University of Rochester
(9905590)

10:00 a.m.
Implications of the Equation $\mathrm{cat}(X\times A) =\mathrm{cat(X)}$.
Donald Stanley, University of Ottawa
Jeffrey Strom*, Western Michigan University
(99055185)

10:30 a.m.
The Genus and SNT Sets of Certain Connective Covering Spaces: Work of Huale Huang.
Joseph Roitberg*, Hunter College (CUNY)
(9905576)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Character Theory of Finite Groups and Algebraic Combinatorics, III
Room 5, Lecture Hall Organizers: Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University kwj1@psu.edu
Eirini Poimenidou, New College of Florida poimenidou@ncf.edu

8:00 a.m.
Characters of large degree.
Tom Wolf*, Ohio U.
(99020265)

8:30 a.m.
Automorphism groups of finite monolithic $p$groups.
Jeffrey M Riedl*, University of Akron
(99020206)

9:00 a.m.
Products of Charactes of Finite $p$groups.
Edith AdanBante*, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast
(9902016)

9:30 a.m.
Sylow subgroups and the number of conjugacy classes of $p$elements.
Alexandre Turull*, University of Florida
(99020238)

10:00 a.m.
Diameters of Degree Graphs of Nonsolvable Groups, Part I.
Mark L Lewis, Kent State University
Donald L White*, Kent State University
(9902059)

10:30 a.m.
Diameters of Degree Graphs of Nonsolvable Groups, Part II.
Mark L. Lewis*, Kent State University
Donald L. White, Kent State University
(9902015)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 13, Lecture Hall

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, III
Room 231, Student Wing Organizers: Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz dong@cats.ucsc.edu
Alex J. Feingold, Binghamton University alex@math.binghamton.edu
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University gail@math.binghamton.edu

8:20 a.m.
On radical of vertex algebras.
Michael Roitman*, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
(99017282)

9:00 a.m.
Dual pairs and primitive quotients of enveloping algebras.
Victor Protsak*, Cornell University
(99017199)

9:40 a.m.
Cohomology of Borcherds Lie algebras.
Elizabeth G Jurisich*, The College of Charleston
(99017161)

10:20 a.m.
Representations of quantum toroidal algerbas.
Naihuan Jing*, North Carolina State University
(99017186)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, III
Room 321, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
The extremal dependence measure, hidden regular variation and asymptotic independence.
Sidney I Resnick*, Cornell University
(9906091)

9:05 a.m.
Density dependent Markov chains generated by iteration of iid random maps on R+.
Krishna B. Athreya*, School of ORIE, Cornell University
(9906097)

9:40 a.m.
Natural wavelet expansions for GaussianMarkov processes.
Vladimir Dobric*, Lehigh University
Francisco M. Ojeda, Lehigh University
(99060271)

10:15 a.m.
Wonham Filters with random parameters.
Xin Guo*, School of ORIE, Cornell University
(99060219)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Statistics, III
Room 323, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Anton Schick, Binghamton University anton@math.binghamton.edu
Qiqing Yu, Binghamton University qyu@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Poissonization of Statistical Experiments.
Mark G Low*, Department of Statistics, University of Pennsylvan
Michael Nussbaum, Cornell University
Sara Van de Geer, University of Leiden
Harrison H Zhou, Cornell University
(99062193)

9:05 a.m.
Statistical Equivalence and StochasticProcess Limit Theorems.
Lawrence D. Brown*, University of Pennsylvania
(99062122)

9:40 a.m.
Combining Information From Independent Sources Through Confidence Distributions.
Kesar Singh*, Rutgers Univ.
Minge Xie, Rutgers Univ.
William E Strawderman, Rutgers Univ.
(9906248)

10:15 a.m.
Asymptotic equivalence of spectral density estimation and Gaussian white noise.
Michael Nussbaum*, Cornell University
Harrison H. Zhou, Cornell University
(99062202)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, III
Room 9, Lecture Hall Organizers: Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

8:30 a.m.
Periodic Methods and Fixity.
Alejandro Adem*, University of Wisconsin
Jim Davis, Indiana University
Ozgun Unlu, University of Wisconsin
(9905782)

9:00 a.m.
Thickenings of $Z/nZ$ manifolds and applications.
Laurence R Taylor*, University of Notre Dame
(9905778)

9:30 a.m.
Splitting With Continuous Control in Algebraic $K$theory.
David Rosenthal*, McMaster University
(99057112)

10:00 a.m.
Controlled exact categories.
Manuel Cardenas*, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
(9901930)

10:30 a.m.
Obstructions to transversality for exotic homology manifolds.
Heather M Johnston*, Vassar College
(99057257)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, III
Room 331, Student Wing Organizers: Howard E. Bell, Brock University hbell@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
Yuanlin Li, Brock University yli@brocku.ca

8:30 a.m.
Bilinear spaces with unimodular automorphism group.
Dragomir Djokovic, University of Waterloo
Fernando Szechtman*, University of Regina
(99020244)

9:00 a.m.
Extensions of Generalized Armendariz Rings.
Chan Y. Hong, Kyung Hee University
Tae Keun Kwak, Daejin University
S. Tariq Rizvi*, The Ohio State University
(99016237)

9:30 a.m.
Baer And QuasiBaer Modules.
S. Tariq Rizvi, The Ohio State University
Cosmin S Roman*, The Ohio State University
(99016232)

10:00 a.m.
Associative algebras related to the representations of Lie algebras.
Vlastimal Dlab*, Carleton University
(99016280)

10:30 a.m.
Properly stratified endomorphism algebras.
Xueqing Chen*, University of Ottawa
Vlastimil Dlab, Carleton University
(99016171)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, III
Room 3, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Asymptotic results for the WDVV ring of physics.
Margaret A. Readdy*, University of Kentucky
(99005252)

9:00 a.m.
Inequalities for Zonotopes.
Richard Ehrenborg*, University of Kentucky
(99005254)

9:30 a.m.
Modularly Contractible Representable Matroids.
Kenneth P Bogart*, Dartmouth College
David L Neel, Seattle University
(99005246)

10:00 a.m.
The structure of biased expansion graphs and multary quasigroups.
Thomas Zaslavsky*, Binghamton University (SUNY)
(99005221)

10:30 a.m.
Cographic Excluded Minors for GainGraphic Matroids.
Thomas Dowling*, The Ohio State University
Hongxun Qin, The Ohio State University
(99005203)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, III
Room 2, Lecture Hall Organizers: Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

8:30 a.m.
Unfolding convex polyhedral manifolds.
Ezra Miller*, University of Minnesota
Igor Pak, MIT
(99052279)

9:00 a.m.
On face numbers of manifolds with symmetry.
Isabella Novik*, University of Washington
(99005114)

9:30 a.m.
Inequalities for the hvector and flag hvector of geometric lattices.
Ed Swartz, Cornell University
Kathryn Nyman*, Texas A&M University
(99006251)

10:00 a.m.
Angle Sums of Polytopes: A new proof of Perles' result.
Kristin A. Camenga*, Cornell University
(99005214)

10:30 a.m.
The angle defect for odddimensional simplicial manifolds.
Ethan D. Bloch*, Bard College
(99052148)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, III
Room 325, Student Wing Organizers: Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona gil@euclid.math.temple.edu
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu

9:00 a.m.
Zeta functions with nonstandard poles.
Robert T. Seeley*, University of Massachusetts at Boston
(99058104)

9:40 a.m.
Mellin Transform and Global Optimization Techniques for Elliptic Boundary Problems.
Irina Mitrea*, Cornell University
(9904563)

10:20 a.m.
Strictly pseudoconvex $b$CR manifolds.
Gerardo A Mendoza*, Temple University
(9903257)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Quantum graphs and their applications.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Peter Kuchment*, Texas A\&M University
(9903504)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Diophantine geometry over groups and the elementary theory of free and hyperbolic groups.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Zlil Sela*, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
(9902002)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, IV
Room 12, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas J. Head, Binghamton University tom@math.binghamton.edu
Dennis G. Pixton, Binghamton University dennis@math.binghamton.edu
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
Carlos MartinVide, Universitat Rovira i Virgili cmv@correu.urv.es

2:30 p.m.
Mathematics of Giant Hexagonal Bilayer Hemoglobins.
Leonid G. Hanin*, University of Rochester
(9909251)

3:30 p.m.
Biomolecular Computing To Solve Hard Problems.
Rani Siromoney*, Chennai Mathematical Institute
Bireswar Das, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(99068136)

4:00 p.m.
StemLoop Rewrite Rules.
Julia Khodor*, MIT
(99092163)

4:30 p.m.
Universality and Complexity Aspects in Networks of Evolutionary Processors.
Erzsebet CsuhajVarju, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Carlos MartinVide*, Rovira i Virgili University
Victor Mitrana, Rovira i Virgili University
(99068201)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, IV
Room 10, Lecture Hall Organizers: Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Garside structures for Artin groups.
Jon McCammond*, U.C. Santa Barbara
(99020123)

3:00 p.m.
Polyfree constructions for Artin groups.
Susan M. Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Zoran Sunik, Texas A&M University
(99020248)

3:30 p.m.
The Even Isomorphism Theorem for Coxeter Groups.
Mike Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
(99020150)

4:00 p.m.
Loops in Coxeter diagrams: what do they get us?
Patrick Bahls*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(9902053)

4:30 p.m.
The cohomology of right angled Artin groups with group ring coefficients.
John Meier*, Lafayette College
(99020149)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, IV
Room 325, Student Wing Organizers: Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona gil@euclid.math.temple.edu
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
A multidirectional Neumann problem in $R^4$.
Gregory C Verchota*, Syracuse University
Andrew L Vogel, Syracuse University
(9903565)

3:10 p.m.
SobolevBesov estimates for elliptic PDE's in nonsmooth Riemannian manifolds.
Marius Mitrea*, University of Missouri
(99035239)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, IV
Room 14, Lecture Hall Organizers: LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University menger@math.binghamton.edu
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign robinson@math.uiuc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Some solvable automaton groups.
Laurent Bartholdi, University of California  Berkeley
Zoran Sunik*, Texas A&M University
(9902089)

3:00 p.m.
Superrigidity and the classification problem for the torsionfree abelian groups of finite rank.
Simon Thomas*, Rutgers University
(9902036)

3:30 p.m.
Onerelator groups with torsion  computing presentations with SCHEME.
Gilbert Baumslag*, City College of New York
Douglas Troeger, City College of New York
(99020200)

4:00 p.m.
The Finitary AndrewsCurtis Conjecture.
Alexei Myasnikov*, McGill University
(99020135)

4:30 p.m.
Groups Normal in the Unit Groups of Their Group Rings.
Marcin Mazur*, Binghamton University
(99020116)

5:00 p.m.
On finite presentability of some prop groups.
Mikhail V. Ershov*, Yale University
(99020117)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, IV
Room 231, Student Wing Organizers: Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz dong@cats.ucsc.edu
Alex J. Feingold, Binghamton University alex@math.binghamton.edu
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University gail@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
On Rigidity of Vertex Tensor Categories.
Antun Milas*, University of Arizona / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(99017266)

3:10 p.m.
Openstring vertex algebras.
YiZhi Huang, Rutgers University
Liang Kong*, Rutgers University
(99017106)

3:50 p.m.
On the Decomposition Rules for $E_9$.
Eric C. Rowell*, Indiana University
(99020128)

4:30 p.m.
Computing type A fusion rules by using $S_k$orbits of $\mathbb{Z}_N ^k$.
Omar D Saldarriaga*, State university of New York at Binghamton
(99016172)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, IV
Room 321, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Sample path regularity for Brownian motions on compact groups.
Laurent SaloffCoste*, Cornell University
Alexander Bendikov, Cornell University
(99060205)

3:05 p.m.
Stochastic differential equations on noncommutative $L^2$spaces.
Maria Gordina*, University of Connecticut
(9906072)

3:40 p.m.
Moment characterizing operators.
Luigi Accardi, Centro Vito Volterra
HuiHsiung Kuo, Louisiana State University
Aurel Iulian Stan*, University of Rochester
(9906081)

4:15 p.m.
Markov chains, moment problems and discrete quantum gravity.
Patrick T. McDonald*, New College of Florida
Avner Ash, Boston College
(99060115)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Statistics, IV
Room 323, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Anton Schick, Binghamton University anton@math.binghamton.edu
Qiqing Yu, Binghamton University qyu@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of A TwoWay Semiparametric Regression Model for Microarray Data.
Jian Huang, University of Iowa
CunHui Zhang*, Rutgers University
(99062269)

3:05 p.m.
On efficient estimation of parameters in functional partly linear regression models.
Hanxiang Peng*, University of Mississippi
Hawking Wang, University of Mississippi
(99062264)

3:40 p.m.
Aysmptotics of the TheilSen estimator in simple linear regression model with a random covariate.
Xueqin Wang*, University of Mississippi
(9906273)

4:15 p.m.
Maximum bias curves for Mestimates of regression with general scale.
Jose R. Berrendero, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Beatriz V.M. Mendes, Universidade Federal do Rio Janeiro
David E. Tyler*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ruben H. Zamar, University of British Columbia
(99062210)

4:50 p.m.
A probabilistic method for detecting multivariate outliers.
Shafiu Jibrin, Northern Arizona University
Irwin S. Pressman*, Carleton University
Matias SalibanBarrera, Carleton University
(9906232)

5:25 p.m.
Contour regression: a general approach to dimension reduction.
Bing Li*, Dept of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
Hongyuan Zha, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Francesca Chiaromonte, Dept of Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University
(9906284)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Solvable Groups and Their Representations, III
Room 4, Lecture Hall Organizers: Ben Brewster, SUNY at Binghamton ben@yggdrasil.math.binghamton.edu
Arnold Feldman, Franklin & Marshall College afeldman@fandm.edu

2:30 p.m.
Subgroup Containment Properties of Finite Solvable Groups.
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(9902070)

3:00 p.m.
An Overview of Permutability in Direct Products.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(9902067)

3:30 p.m.
Finite minimal nonnilpotent groups.
Adolfo BallesterBolinches, Universitat de Val\`encia
Ramon EstebanRomero*, Universitat Polit\`ecnica de Val\`encia
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(99020124)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, IV
Room 9, Lecture Hall Organizers: Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

2:30 p.m.
Lipschitz cohomology, coronas, and the Novikov conjecture.
Alexander Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
(99057132)

3:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Stationary Lagrangian Surfaces in $CP^2$.
Hui Ma*, Dept. of Math. & Stat., GANG, Umass, Amherst
Franz Pedit, Dept. of Math. & Stat., GANG, Umass, Amherst
(9905139)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, IV
Room 331, Student Wing Organizers: Howard E. Bell, Brock University hbell@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
Yuanlin Li, Brock University yli@brocku.ca

2:30 p.m.
Rings in which elements are uniquely the sum of a unit and an idempotent.
W Keith Nicholson, The University of Calgary
Yiqiang Zhou*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(9901677)

3:00 p.m.
Duo Rings and Ore Extensions.
Greg Marks*, St. Louis University
(9901611)

3:30 p.m.
Orders in artinian rings.
Vijay Kumar Bhat*, Banasthali VidyapithRajasthan304022.India.
(9901605)

4:00 p.m.
How distributivity influences commutativity in rings.
Mark Farag*, Wagner College
(99016179)

4:30 p.m.
CSProperty and Matrix Rings.
K. I. Beidar, National ChengKung University
S. K. Jain, Ohio University
Pramod Kanwar*, Ohio UniversityZanesville
J. B. Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology
(99016178)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, IV
Room 3, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.
Extensor Valued $P$ported Parametrized Tuttelike Functions and Invariants of Graphs and Oriented Matroids.
Seth Chaiken*, Computer Science Dept., Univ. at Albany
(9900527)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, IV
Room 2, Lecture Hall Organizers: Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

2:30 p.m.
A $GL_n(q)$analogue of the partition lattice.
Phil Hanlon, University of Michigan
Patricia Hersh*, University of Michigan
John Shareshian, Washington University in St. Louis
(99005208)

3:00 p.m.
A poset structure on multichains in the noncrossing partition lattice.
Drew D Armstrong*, Cornell University
(99005218)

3:30 p.m.
On the topology of multigraph picture spaces.
Jeremy L Martin*, University of Minnesota
(9900587)

4:00 p.m.
Graphs, Syzygies and Multivariate Splines.
Lauren L Rose*, Bard College
(99052267)

4:30 p.m.
Abelianizing the Real Permutation Action via Blowups.
EvaMaria E Feichtner*, ETH Zurich
Dmitry N Kozlov, KTH Stockholm
(99051176)
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