AMS Sectional Meeting Full Program
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:33
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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

9:00 a.m.

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)

9:00 a.m.

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

9:00 a.m.

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)

9:00 a.m.

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)

9:30 a.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:45 p.m.

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)

3:00 p.m.

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)

3:05 p.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:20 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

9:00 a.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.