AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:21:43
2004 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Nashville, TN, October 1617, 2004
Meeting #999
Associate secretaries: John L Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu
Saturday October 16, 2004

Saturday October 16, 2004, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Wilson 
Saturday October 16, 2004, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lobby, Wilson 
Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory and Matroid Theory, I
Room 103, Calhoun
Organizers:
Mark N. Ellingham, Vanderbilt University mne@math.vanderbilt.edu
Michael D. Plummer, Vanderbilt University michael.d.plummer@vanderbilt.edu

8:00 a.m.
Finding a monochromatic subgraph or a rainbow path.
Andras Gyarfas, Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Jeno Lehel*, The University of Memphis
Richard H. Schelp, The University of Memphis
(99905204) 
8:30 a.m.
Monomulti bipartite Ramsey numbers, designs, and matrices.
Paul N. Balister*, University of Memphis, TN
Andr\'as Gy\'arf\'as, Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Jen\H o Lehel, University of Memphis, TN
Richard H. Schelp, University of Memphis, TN
(99905216) 
9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic solution of the Erd\H osT. S\'os conjecture.
Mik\'os Ajtai, IBM Almaden Research Center
J\'anos Koml\'os, Rutgers University
Mikl\'os Simonovits*, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Endre Szemer\'edi, Rutgers University
(99905284) 
9:30 a.m.
An Interlacing Result on Normalized Laplacians.
Guantao Chen*, Georgia State University
George Davis, Georgia State University
Frank Hall, Georgia State University
Kinnari Patel, Georgia State University
Michael Steward, Georgia State University
(9991531) 
10:00 a.m.
Additive spanners in hypercubes.
Nana Arizumi, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Peter Hamburger, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne
Alexandr Kostochka*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(9990543) 
10:30 a.m.
On the edge reconstruction conjecture.
Yue Nick Zhao*, University of Central Florida
(99905134)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Wavelets, Frames, and Sampling, I
Room 325, Furman
Organizers:
Akram Aldroubi, Vanderbilt University
Douglas P. Hardin, Vanderbilt University doug.hardin@vanderbilt.edu
Qiyu Sun, University of Central Florida qsun@mail.ucf.edu

8:00 a.m.
SigmaDelta quantization and finite frames.
John J. Benedetto*, University of Maryland at College Park
Alex Powell, Princeton University
Ozgur Yilmaz, University of British Columbia
(9994218) 
8:30 a.m.
Sampling Solutions of Integral and Operator Equations of the First Kind.
M Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816
(99945217) 
9:00 a.m.
Frames and Data Security.
Eric S Weber*, Iowa State University
(99942189) 
9:30 a.m.
Adaptive Learning of Functions.
Peter G. Binev*, University of South Carolina
(99965265) 
10:00 a.m.
Frames and Sampling Expansions in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert and Banach Spaces.
Deguang Han*, University of Central Florida
(9994249) 
10:30 a.m.
Average sampling in shiftinvariant spaces.
Qiyu Sun*, University of Central Florida
(9994296)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Universal Algebra and Lattice Theory, I
Room 109, Furman
Organizers:
Ralph N. McKenzie, Vanderbilt University mckenzie@math.vanderbilt.edu
George F. McNulty, University of South Carolina mcnulty@math.sc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Approximate identical satisfaction of equations.
Walter Taylor*, University of Colorado
(9990823) 
8:50 a.m.
The Constraint Satisfaction Problem and Universal Algebra.
Matt Valeriote*, McMaster University
(9990888) 
9:20 a.m.
The Finite Algebra Membership Problem.
George F McNulty*, University of South Carolina
(9990845) 
9:50 a.m.
Minimal Varieties of Involutive Residuated Lattices.
Constantine Tsinakis*, Vanderbilt University
(99906118) 
10:30 a.m.
Nonassociative residuated lattices.
Nikolaos Galatos*, Vanderbilt University
(99906108)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Aspects of Group Theory, I
Room 103, Wilson
Organizers:
Michael L. Mihalik, Vanderbilt University mihalik@math.vanderbilt.edu
Mark V. Sapir, Vanderbilt University msapir@math.vanderbilt.edu

8:00 a.m.
The contributions of JeanPierre Serre to the development of algebraic topology.
Peter J. Hilton*, Binghamton University (SUNY)
(9995534) 
8:30 a.m.
Dehn functions of finitely presented groups.
Noel Brady*, University of Oklahoma
Martin R Bridson, Imperial College London
(99920260) 
9:00 a.m.
The CAT(0) Boundary of Truncated Hyperbolic Space.
Kim E. Ruane*, Tufts University
(99920255) 
9:30 a.m.
Presentations of automata groups and subgroups in direct products.
Rostislav I Grigorchuk*, Texas A&M University
(99920243) 
10:00 a.m.
Zcompactifications and Generalized Group Boundaries.
Craig R Guilbault*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(99957211) 
10:30 a.m.
When are geodesic languages for groups starfree?
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Derek F. Holt, University of Warwick
Sarah Rees, University of Newcastle
(99920172)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Theory on Function Spaces, I
Room 112, Wilson
Organizers:
Dechao Zheng, Vanderbilt University dechao.zheng@vanderbilt.edu

8:00 a.m.
The C*algebra of a linearfractional composition operator.
Thomas Kriete*, University of Virginia
Barbara MacCluer, University of Virginia
Jennifer Moorhouse, Colgate University
(99947151) 
8:30 a.m.
Weighted composition operators between different weighted Bergman spaces and different Hardy spaces.
Ruhan Zhao*, University of Toledo
Zeljko Cuckovic, University of Toledo
(99947154) 
9:00 a.m.
Composition operators on small holomorphic Sobolev spaces.
Boo Rim Choe*, Korea University
Hyungwoon Koo, Korea University
Wayne Smith, University of Hawaii
(9994799) 
9:30 a.m.
Extensions of the KoplienkoNeidhardt trace formulae.
Vladimir Peller*, Michigan State University
(9994711) 
10:00 a.m.
Spectral analysis of operators of finite type.
Daoxing Xia*, Vanderbilt University
(9994708) 
10:30 a.m.
Backward shift invariant subspaces in the bidisc.
Keiji Izuchi*, Niigata University, Japan
(99947225)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra, I
Room 121, Wilson
Organizers:
Juan C. Migliore, University of Notre Dame migliore.1@nd.edu
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky uwenagel@ms.uky.edu

8:00 a.m.
Consecutive Genera for Irreducible ACM Space Curves.
Anthony A. Iarrobino, Jr.*, Northeastern University
(9991484) 
8:30 a.m.
Curves on double surfaces.
Scott Nollet*, Texas Christian University
(99914174) 
9:00 a.m.
Finding Information on Resolutions of Fat Points in ${\bf P}^n$.
Stephanie Fitchett*, Florida Atlantic University
Brian Harbourne, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Sandeep Holay, Southeast Community College
(99914173) 
9:30 a.m.
Resolutions of ideals of fat points with support in a hyperplane.
Giuliana Fatabbi, Universit\`a di Perugia
Brian Harbourne*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Anna Lorenzini, Universit\`a di Perugia
(99913114) 
10:00 a.m.
Multigraded regularity and fat points.
Adam Van Tuyl*, Lakehead University
Jessica Sidman, Mount Holyoke College
(99913208) 
10:30 a.m.
Conjectures on ideals and singularities.
Karen A. Chandler*, University of Notre Dame
(99914251)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems, I
Room 209, Furman
Organizers:
Maeve L. McCarthy, Murray State University maeve.mccarthy@murraystate.edu
Rudi Weikard, University of Alabama at Birmingham rudi@math.uab.edu

8:00 a.m.
A generalized BorgMarchenko theorem with continuous spectrum.
Tuncay Aktosun*, Mississippi State University
(99934261) 
8:30 a.m.
Application of the Riccati equation to inverse SturmLiouville problems.
Daphne J. Gilbert*, Dublin Institute of Technology
(99934246) 
9:00 a.m.
Inverse Spectral Problems in Rectangular Domains.
Gregory Eskin, UCLA
James V Ralston*, UCLA
(99935201) 
9:30 a.m.
On the BorgLevinson Problem.
Marco Marletta*, Cardiff University
Rudi Weikard, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(9993478) 
10:00 a.m.
A Spectral Transform for the Matrix Hill's Equation.
Robert Carlson*, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
(9993476) 
10:30 a.m.
Determining the Potential in the Schroedinger Equation by the Boundary Control Method.
Sergei Avdonin, University of Alaska
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Vladimir Protopopescu*, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(9993563)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Hyperbolic Manifolds, I
Room 122, Wilson
Organizers:
John G. Ratcliffe, Vanderbilt University ratclifj@math.vanderbilt.edu
Steven T. Tschantz, Vanderbilt University tschantz@math.vanderbilt.edu

8:20 a.m.
Representations of the quantum Teichm\"uller space.
Xiaobo Liu*, University of Southern California
(99957163) 
9:00 a.m.
Thick surfaces in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Joseph D Masters*, SUNY Buffalo
(99957257) 
9:40 a.m.
Geometric tameness in threemanifolds with wordhyperbolic fundamental group.
Joshua B Barnard*, University of Oklahoma
(99957212) 
10:20 a.m.
Incompressible surfaces and spunnormal form.
Genevieve S Walsh*, University of Texas at Austin
(99957213)

8:20 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:20 a.m.10:10 a.m.
Special Session on Index Theory and the Topology of Manifolds, I
Room 113, Wilson
Organizers:
Bruce Hughes, Vanderbilt University bruce.hughes@vanderbilt.edu
Guoliang Yu, Vanderbilt University gyu@math.vanderbilt.edu

8:20 a.m.
Deformations and the BaumConnes assembly map for complex semisimple Lie groups.
Nigel Higson*, Penn State University
(9991968) 
9:00 a.m.
The Mod $p$ Higson Conjecture.
Alexander Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
(9995594) 
9:40 a.m.
A Hurewicztype theorem for asymptotic dimension.
G. C. Bell*, Penn State University
A. N. Dranishnikov, University of Florida
(9992075)

8:20 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Biomathematics, I
Room 311, Furman
Organizers:
Laurent PujoMenjouet, Vanderbilt University laurent.q.pujomenjouet@vanderbilt.edu
Glenn F. Webb, Vanderbilt University glenn.f.webb@vanderbilt.edu

8:30 a.m.
Modeling transcriptional feedback loops: The role of Gro/TLE1 in Hes1 oscillations.
Samuel Bernard, Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin
Branka \v{C}ajavec, Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin
Laurent PujoMenjouet*, Vanderbilt University
Hanspeter Herzel, Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin
Michael C. Mackey, Department of Physiology, McGill University
(9999236) 
9:00 a.m.
A Review of Mathematical Modeling in Cellular Signaling.
Hannah Callender, Vanderbilt University
Mary Ann Horn*, Vanderbilt University
(99992196) 
9:30 a.m.
Distribution of the Number of Clonogenic Tumor Cells Surviving Fractionated Radiation.
Leonid G. Hanin*, Idaho State University/University of Rochester
(9999253) 
10:00 a.m.
Modeling of Mesodermal Cellular Movements in Zebrafish Embryo.
Colette Jeanne Calmelet*, Tennessee State University/ Vanderbilt University
(9999286) 
10:30 a.m.
A Mathematical Study of the Hematopoiesis Process with Applications to Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.
Mostafa Adimy, University of Pau, Pau, France
Fabien Crauste, University of Pau, Pau, France
Shigui Ruan*, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA
(99992207)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Semigroup Theory, I
Room 217, Furman
Organizers:
Matthew I. Gould, Vanderbilt University matthew.gould@vanderbilt.edu
Karen Ann Linton, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona kalinton@csupomona.edu

8:30 a.m.
The variety generated by the fiveelement Brandt Semigroup.
Edmond W. H. Lee*, Simon Fraser University
(99916107) 
9:00 a.m.
Endomorphism monoids of pseudocomplemented semilattices.
M. E. Adams*, State University of New York at New Paltz
J\"{u}rg Schmid, University of Bern
(99920113) 
9:30 a.m.
Ideal extension and retraction properties in semigroups.
Karen D. Aucoin*, McNeese State University
(99920116) 
10:10 a.m.
Ideal extensions of locally inverse semigroups.
Francis J. Pastijn*, Marquette University
(9992065)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Local and Homological Algebra, I
Room 115, Wilson
Organizers:
Florian Enescu, Georgia State University fenescu@mathstat.gsu.edu
Adela N. Vraciu, University of South Carolina vraciu@math.sc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Bounded Ext and Gorenstein dimension.
Oana Veliche*, University of Utah
(99913281) 
9:00 a.m.
TateVogel cohomology algebras over some Gorenstein local rings.
Luchezar L. Avramov*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Oana Veliche, University of Utah
(99913274) 
9:30 a.m.
Extensions of Modules.
Janet Striuli*, University of Kansas
(99913186) 
10:00 a.m.
Resolutions of Universal rings.
Andrew R. Kustin*, University of South Carolina
Jerzy M. Weyman, Northeastern University
(99913240) 
10:30 a.m.
Extremal Algebras.
L. L. Avramov, University of Nebraska
S. Iyengar, University of Nebraska
C Miller*, Syracuse University
(99913175)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:50 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras and Noncommutative Ergodic Theory, I
Room 126, Wilson
Organizers:
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University bisch@math.vanderbilt.edu
Sorin T. Popa, University of California Los Angeles popa@math.ucla.edu

8:50 a.m.
A Kurosh type theorem for type II$_1$ factors.
Narutaka Ozawa*, University of Tokyo / UCLA
(9994630) 
9:40 a.m.
On the distribution of some sequences related to Farey fractions.
Florin Boca*, University of Illinois
Alexandru Zaharescu, University of Illinois
(9993798) 
10:10 a.m.
Noncommutative, analytic version of Hilbert's 17th problem in type II$_1$ von Neumann algebras.
Florin Radulescu*, University of Iowa
(99946171)

8:50 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Room 132, Furman
Organizers:
Gieri Simonett, Vanderbilt University simonett@math.vanderbilt.edu

9:00 a.m.
Renormalization And Scaling In Interface Problems.
Gunduz Caginalp*, University of Pittsburgh
(9993561) 
9:30 a.m.
Coarsening Dynamics for the Convective CahnHilliard Equation.
Stephen J Watson*, ESAM, Northwestern University
(99935263) 
10:00 a.m.
Triple junctions on the plane.
Nicholas D. Alikakos*, University of North Texas
(99935275) 
10:30 a.m.
Quasistationary optical solitons with power law nonlinearity.
Anjan Biswas*, Tennessee State University
(99978130)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Welcoming remarks.
Room 103, Wilson
Deformation, rigidity, and the classification of II$_1$ factors.
Room 103, Wilson
Sorin T. Popa*, University of California Los Angeles
(9994603) 
Saturday October 16, 2004, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Holomorphic disks and lowdimensional topology.
Room 103, Wilson
Peter S. Ozsvath*, Columbia University
(9995705) 
Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Hyperbolic Manifolds, II
Room 122, Wilson
Organizers:
John G. Ratcliffe, Vanderbilt University ratclifj@math.vanderbilt.edu
Steven T. Tschantz, Vanderbilt University tschantz@math.vanderbilt.edu

2:30 p.m.
Totally Geodesic Surfaces in Hyperbolic Knot and Link Complements.
Colin C Adams*, Williams College
Hanna Bennett, University of Chicago
Christopher Davis, MIT
Michael Jennings, Cornell Univiersity
Jennifer Novak, Stanford University
Nicholas Perry, Newton, MA
Eric Schoenfeld, Stanford University
(99957148) 
3:10 p.m.
Cusp Shapes of Hyperbolic Knot Complements and Dehn Filling.
Jessica S. Purcell*, The University of Texas at Austin
(99957168) 
3:50 p.m.
A birationality result for character varieties.
Stephan Tillmann*, Universit\'e du Qu\'ebec \`a Montr\'eal
Benjamin Klaff, Universit\'e du Qu\'ebec \`a Montr\'eal
(99957184) 
4:30 p.m.
Small covers of regular rightangled hyperbolic polytopes.
Anne Garrison, Seattle, Washington
Richard Scott*, Santa Clara University
(99957231)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Room 132, Furman
Organizers:
Gieri Simonett, Vanderbilt University simonett@math.vanderbilt.edu

2:30 p.m.
Selfsimilar Blowup of Unstable Thinfilm Equations.
Mary C Pugh*, University of Toronto
Dejan Slepcev, University of California Los Angeles
(99935180) 
3:00 p.m.
Blowup dynamics of longwave unstable thinfilm equations.
Dejan Slepcev*, University of California Los Angeles
(99935219) 
3:30 p.m.
The zero surface tension limit of 2D water waves.
David M. Ambrose*, Courant Institute
Nader Masmoudi, Courant Institute
(99976143) 
4:00 p.m.
An Analytical Approach to the Ekman Boundary Layer Problem.
Y. Giga, Hokkaido University, Sapporo
K. Inui, Hokkaido University, Sapporo
A. Mahalov, Arizona State University, Phoenix
S. Matsui, Hokkaido Information University, Sapporo
J. Saal*, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
(99935205) 
4:30 p.m.
A solution for the flow field within a torus.
T. S. Morton*, Greenville, SC
(9997621) 
5:00 p.m.
Mechanics of Forced Elongation.
Thomas C. Hagen*, The University of Memphis
(99935124)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Biomathematics, II
Room 311, Furman
Organizers:
Laurent PujoMenjouet, Vanderbilt University laurent.q.pujomenjouet@vanderbilt.edu
Glenn F. Webb, Vanderbilt University glenn.f.webb@vanderbilt.edu

2:30 p.m.
A Mathematical Analysis of Prion Proliferation.
Meredith L. Greer*, Bates College
Laurent PujoMenjouet, Vanderbilt University
Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University
(99992244) 
3:00 p.m.
A Mathematical Model Describing the Spread of Panleucopenia Virus Within Feline Populations.
W. Fitzgibbon*, University of Houston
M Langlais, Victor Segalen Bordeuax 2
J Morgan, University of Houston
(9999240) 
3:30 p.m.
Modeling spatiotemporal dynamics in ecology and epidemiology.
Jianhong Wu*, York University, Toronto, Canada
(99992250) 
4:00 p.m.
Optimal Control of Immunotherapy.
K. Renee Fister*, Murray State University
Thalya Burden, University of Kentucky
Jon Ernstberger, North Carolina State University
Jennifer Hughes, Murray State University
(9993419)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Semigroup Theory, II
Room 217, Furman
Organizers:
Matthew I. Gould, Vanderbilt University matthew.gould@vanderbilt.edu
Karen Ann Linton, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona kalinton@csupomona.edu

2:30 p.m.
Flatness Properties of $S$posets.
Sydney D BulmanFleming*, Wilfrid Laurier University
(9992058) 
3:00 p.m.
Commutative coextensions.
Pierre A. Grillet*, Tulane University
(99920128) 
3:30 p.m.
On Ranks of Semigroups of OrderPreserving and OrientationPreserving Transformations.
Inessa Levi*, Western Illinois University
(9992060) 
4:00 p.m.
$\mathcal{P}\!\mathcal{A}$isomorphisms of orthodox semigroups.
Simon M. Goberstein*, California State University, Chico
(99920139) 
4:30 p.m.
Residuation on the bicyclic semigroup.
Robert B McFadden*, University of Louisville
(99908119)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory and Matroid Theory, II
Room 103, Calhoun
Organizers:
Mark N. Ellingham, Vanderbilt University mne@math.vanderbilt.edu
Michael D. Plummer, Vanderbilt University michael.d.plummer@vanderbilt.edu

2:30 p.m.
Listening for Perfect Matchings in Bipartite Graphs.
Andre E Kezdy*, University of Louisville
(99905153) 
3:00 p.m.
On a conjecture of Haggkvist on completing latin squares.
Tristan Denley*, MS
Jaromy Kuhl, MS
(99905245) 
3:30 p.m.
The size of edge chromatic critical graphs with maximum degree six.
Rong Luo*, Middle Tennessee State University
Yue Zhao, University of Central Florida
(99905123) 
4:00 p.m.
Pfaffian labellings and signs of edge colorings.
Serguei Norine*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
(99905203) 
4:30 p.m.
Edge coloring of graphs with small maximum degrees.
Xuechao xl Li*, Division of Academic Enhancement, University of Georgia
(99905102) 
5:00 p.m.
Potentially $K_s^t$  graphic degree sequences.
Michael Ferrara, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
Ronald Gould*, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
John Schmitt, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
(99905152)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras and Noncommutative Ergodic Theory, II
Room 126, Wilson
Organizers:
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University bisch@math.vanderbilt.edu
Sorin T. Popa, University of California Los Angeles popa@math.ucla.edu

2:30 p.m.
New examples of group pairs with Kazhdan's Relative Property (T).
Talia Fernos*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(99920156) 
3:20 p.m.
Cohomology of Actions of groups by Bernouilli shifts.
Sorin Popa, UCLA
Roman Sasyk*, Purdue University
(99946149) 
3:50 p.m.
A 1cohomology characterization of property (T) in von Neumann algebras.
Jesse Peterson*, University of California, Los Angeles
(99947131) 
4:20 p.m.
Geodesic flows and symmetric joins of metric spaces.
Igor Mineyev*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(99920122)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Wavelets, Frames, and Sampling, II
Room 325, Furman
Organizers:
Akram Aldroubi, Vanderbilt University
Douglas P. Hardin, Vanderbilt University doug.hardin@vanderbilt.edu
Qiyu Sun, University of Central Florida qsun@mail.ucf.edu

2:30 p.m.
OperatorValued Frame Theory.
David R. Larson*, Texas A&M University
(9994759) 
3:00 p.m.
Wavelet bases on Julia sets.
Palle Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
(9994714) 
3:30 p.m.
The KadisonSinger Problem and Hilbert space frame theory.
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri
(9994644) 
4:00 p.m.
Density, Overcompleteness, and Localization of Frames.
Radu Balan, Siemens Research Corporation
Peter G. Casazza, University of Missouri
Christopher Heil*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Zeph Landau, City College of New York
(9994216) 
4:30 p.m.
Multidimensional Riesz Wavelets Derived from Refinable Function Vectors.
Bin Han*, University of Alberta
(9994269) 
5:00 p.m.
Conversion between analog and digital domains revisited.
Bernhard G Bodmann, University of Houston
David K Hoffman, Iowa State University
Donald J Kouri, Universiy of Houston
Manos Papadakis*, University of Houston
(99941221)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Index Theory and the Topology of Manifolds, II
Room 113, Wilson
Organizers:
Bruce Hughes, Vanderbilt University bruce.hughes@vanderbilt.edu
Guoliang Yu, Vanderbilt University gyu@math.vanderbilt.edu

2:30 p.m.
Smoothing Loop Spaces.
Tilman Bauer, Münster University
Nitoo Kitchloo, Johns Hopkins University
Dietrich Notbohm, University of Leicester, England
Erik K Pedersen*, Binghamton University
(9995770) 
3:10 p.m.
Rigidity of arithemtic manifolds.
Stanley S Chang*, Wellesley College
Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago
(9995332) 
3:50 p.m.
Ktheory of groups and algebra of associated group rings.
Boris Goldfarb*, SUNY at Albany
(99957170) 
4:30 p.m.
The coarse BaumConnes conjecture and subspaces.
Nick Wright*, University of Southampton
(99919144) 
5:10 p.m.
Uniform embeddings and the Novikov conjecture.
Gennadi Kasparov*, Vanderbilt University
Guoliang Yu, Vanderbilt University
(9991913)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Universal Algebra and Lattice Theory, II
Room 109, Furman
Organizers:
Ralph N. McKenzie, Vanderbilt University mckenzie@math.vanderbilt.edu
George F. McNulty, University of South Carolina mcnulty@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Homomorphic images of subdirectly irreducible algebras.
Jaroslav Jezek*, Charles University, Czech Republic
(99908100) 
3:00 p.m.
Relations on Algebras.
John W Snow*, Sam Houston State University
(99908192) 
3:30 p.m.
On the structure of generalized basic logic algebras.
Peter Jipsen*, Chapman University
Franco Montagna, University of Siena
(99906162) 
4:00 p.m.
Canonical extensions of partially ordered algebras.
Mai Gehrke*, New Mexico State University/Copenhagen University
(99906290) 
4:30 p.m.
Concepts in universal algebra on propositional logic.
Chihiro Oshima*, Texas A&M International University
(99903239) 
5:00 p.m.
Stream ciphers and clones.
Clifford H Bergman*, Iowa State University
(9990855)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Aspects of Group Theory, II
Room 103, Wilson
Organizers:
Michael L. Mihalik, Vanderbilt University mihalik@math.vanderbilt.edu
Mark V. Sapir, Vanderbilt University msapir@math.vanderbilt.edu

2:30 p.m.
Braiding Matching Complexes and Houghton Groups.
KaiUwe Bux*, University of Virginia
(99920177) 
3:00 p.m.
Kernels of homomorphisms from right angled Artin groups onto free groups.
Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Jon McCammond, University of California at Santa Barbara
John Meier*, Lafayette College
(99920167) 
3:30 p.m.
Limit groups are CAT(0).
Emina Alibegovic, University of Michigan
Mladen Bestvina*, University of Utah
(99957132) 
4:00 p.m.
Translation equivalence in free groups.
Ilya Kapovich*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Gilbert Levitt, Universite de Caen
Paul Schupp, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Vladimir Shpilrain, City College of the City University of New York
(99920117) 
4:30 p.m.
Growth of Free Group Outer Automorphisms and their Inverses, and Parageometric Outer Automorphisms.
Lee Mosher*, Rutgers University
Michael Handel, Rutgers University
(99920288) 
5:00 p.m.
Homology stability for outer automorphism groups of free groups.
Allen Hatcher, Cornell University
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University
(9992095)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Local and Homological Algebra, II
Room 115, Wilson
Organizers:
Florian Enescu, Georgia State University fenescu@mathstat.gsu.edu
Adela N. Vraciu, University of South Carolina vraciu@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Phantom depth and stable phantom exactness.
Neil M Epstein*, University of Kansas
(99913215) 
3:00 p.m.
The existence of the Fsignature in certain cases.
Ian M Aberbach*, University of Missouri
(99913140) 
3:30 p.m.
On the upper semicontinuity of HilbertKunz multiplicity.
Kazuma Shimomoto*, University of Utah
Florian Enescu, Georgia State University
(99913160) 
4:00 p.m.
Failure of injectivity for maps of Grothendieck groups from a local ring to its completion.
Melvin Hochster*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(99913269) 
4:30 p.m.
Tight closure in coordinate rings of elliptic curves.
Geoffrey D Dietz*, University of Michigan
(99913127) 
5:00 p.m.
The Fsignature of an affine semigroup ring.
Anurag K Singh*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(99913141)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Theory on Function Spaces, II
Room 112, Wilson
Organizers:
Dechao Zheng, Vanderbilt University dechao.zheng@vanderbilt.edu

2:30 p.m.
Hankel operators with bounded symbol.
Patrick R. Ahern*, University of WisconsinMadison
E. H. Youssfi, CMI Universite de Provence
(99947249) 
3:00 p.m.
Bounded Toeplitz Products on Weighted Bergman Spaces.
Karel Stroethoff*, University of Montana
Dechao Zheng, Vanderbilt University
(99947258) 
3:30 p.m.
Area Operators on Bergman spaces.
Zhijian Wu*, The University of Alabama
(99947227) 
4:00 p.m.
Hyponormality, $k$hyponormality, and subnormality for Toeplitz operators.
Raul E Curto*, The University of Iowa
(99947179) 
4:30 p.m.
Quasinormality and Tuples of Toeplitz Operators.
Jim Gleason*, University of Tennessee
(9994779) 
5:00 p.m.
Commutative $C^*$algebras of Toeplitz operators on the Bergman space.
Nikolai Vasilevski*, CINVESTAV, Mexico City
(9994728)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra, II
Room 121, Wilson
Organizers:
Juan C. Migliore, University of Notre Dame migliore.1@nd.edu
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky uwenagel@ms.uky.edu

2:30 p.m.
Gorenstein liaison of algebraic varieties.
Robin Hartshorne*, University of California, Berkeley
(9991472) 
3:30 p.m.
Betti Numbers and Degree Bounds For Some Linked Zeroschemes.
Leah H. Gold*, Texas A&M University
Hal Schenck, Texas A&M University
Hema Srinivasan, University of Missouri, Columbia
(99913157) 
4:00 p.m.
Bounds on the multiplicity of an ideal.
Christopher A. Francisco*, University of Missouri
(9991374) 
4:30 p.m.
Special resolutions and the EisenbudGreenHarris conjecture.
Ben Richert*, California Polytechnic State University
(99913267) 
5:00 p.m.
Lexifying Ideals.
Jeff Mermin*, Cornell University
Irena Peeva, Cornell University
(99913161)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems, II
Room 209, Furman
Organizers:
Maeve L. McCarthy, Murray State University maeve.mccarthy@murraystate.edu
Rudi Weikard, University of Alabama at Birmingham rudi@math.uab.edu

2:30 p.m.
Continuity of a scattering transform for a firstorder system.
Russell M Brown*, University of Kentucky
(99935164) 
3:00 p.m.
On the Geometry of Optimal Windows.
Almut Burchard, University of Virginia
Jochen Denzler*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(99935125) 
3:30 p.m.
An inverse problem for the free boundary model of ductal carcinoma in situ.
Yongzhi Steve Xu*, University of Louisville
(99935120) 
4:00 p.m.
On a nonselfadjoint eigenvalue problem arising in fiber optics.
Martin Klaus*, Virginia Tech
(99934147) 
4:30 p.m.
Boundary Determination from Overposed Boundary Data in Parabolic Problems.
Lester Caudill*, University of Richmond
Kurt Bryan, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(99935104) 
5:00 p.m.
An iterative stabilization method.
Charles W. Groetsch*, University of Cincinnati
(9996529)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 127, Wilson

2:30 p.m.
Representations and Estimates to Csiszar's fDivergence.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(9994109) 
3:00 p.m.
On the global convergence analysis of a class of penalty function methods for general nonlinear programs.
Anhua Lin*, Middle Tennessee State University
(99990111) 
3:15 p.m.
Global Weak Hyperbolic Harmonic Maps into Euclidean Spheres.
Carlos J Almada*, Columbus State University
(99935166) 
3:30 p.m.
Some new existence and nonexistence results for positive solutions of third order nonlinear boundary value problems.
John R. Graef*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bo Yang, Kennesaw State University
(99934194) 
3:45 p.m.
A class of integrable dynamical systems and their connection to onedimensional inverse system.
Yilian Zhang*, University of South Carolina Aiken
Adrian I Nachman, University of Toronto
(99937236) 
4:00 p.m.
Explicit expressions of the generalized inverses and condensed Cramer rules.
Jun Ji*, Kennesaw State University
(99915223) 
4:45 p.m.
A Sequence of Orthogonal Polynomials and Its Application.
Maitree Podisuk*, Faculty of Science KMITL
(99965169)

2:30 p.m.