AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Monday, October 30, 2006 00:36:37
2006 Fall Central Section Meeting
Cincinnati, OH, October 2122, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1020
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Sunday October 22, 2006

Sunday October 22, 2006, 7:45 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 614, Old Chemistry Building 
Sunday October 22, 2006, 7:45 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 615, Old Chemistry Building 
Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Results on Operator Algebras, III
Room 816, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Herbert Halpern, University of Cincinnati halpern@math.uc.edu
Gary Weiss, University of Cincinnati gary.weiss@math.uc.edu
Costel Peligrad, University of Cincinnati costel.peligrad@uc.edu
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@math.uc.edu
Victor G. Kaftal, University of Cincinnati kaftal@math.uc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Continued fractions and AF algebras.
Florin P Boca*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
(10204626) 
8:30 a.m.
Limits and $C^*$Algebras of Low Rank or Dimension.
Lawrence G. Brown*, Purdue University
Gert K. Pedersen,
(10204652) 
9:00 a.m.
Some examples of actions of $\mathbb{Z}_2$ on C*algebras generated by unitaries.
ManDuen Choi, University of Toronto
Frederic Latremoliere*, University of Cincinnati
(102046183) 
9:30 a.m.
The homotopy type of the automorphism group of Kirchberg algebras.
Marius Dadarlat*, Purdue University
(10204625) 
10:00 a.m.
Algebras generated by isometries.
Hari Bercovici*, Indiana University
(102047147) 
10:30 a.m.
Local Structure of Nuclear C*algebras.
ZhongJin Ruan*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(102046158)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, III
Room 326, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Solving nstring tangle equations modeling proteinDNA complexes.
Isabel K. Darcy*, University of Iowa
(102057232) 
8:30 a.m.
Linking of chromosomes during interphase.
Javier Arsuaga*, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University
Trevor Blackstone, San Francisco State University
Mariel Vazquez, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University
(102092187) 
9:00 a.m.
Efficient DNA decatenation by Xer system of recombination.
Mariel Vazquez*, San Francisco State University
David J Sherratt, Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford
(102092157) 
9:30 a.m.
A Model of DNA Knotting and Linking: Part I.
Dorothy Buck*, Imperial College London
Erica Flapan,
(10209246) 
10:00 a.m.
A Model of DNA Knotting and Linking: Part II.
Erica Flapan*, Pomona College
Dorothy Buck, Imperial College London
(10205753) 
10:30 a.m.
Understanding Generegulatory Mechanisms in vivo: Lessons from the Mechanics of ProteinDNA Complexes.
Stephen D Levene*, University of Texas at Dallas
Abbye E McEwen, University of Texas at Dallas
Yongli Zhang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(102092110) 
11:00 a.m.
Spiral Waves in Excitable Media.
Irma CruzWhite, Chipola College
De Witt Sumners*, Florida State University
(102057150)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential and Its Applications, III
Room 312, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu
Guan Bo, Ohio State University guan@math.ohiostate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Configurations of nonlinear materials with electric fields that minimize $L^p$ norms.
Robert P Lipton*, Louisiana State University
(102035102) 
8:30 a.m.
An Energy Reducing Flow for MultipleValued Functions.
Wei Zhu*, Department of Mathematics, Rice University
(102035107) 
9:00 a.m.
Discussion 
9:30 a.m.
Singular set for Lipschitzian critical points of polyconvex functionals from nonlinear elasticity.
Sungwon Cho, Michigan State University
Xiaodong Yan*, Michigan State Univerisy
(102035104) 
10:00 a.m.
A nonlinear integral equation in conformal geometry.
Fengbo Hang, Princeton University
Xiaodong Wang*, Michigan State University
Xiaodong Yan, Michigan State University
(102053206) 
10:30 a.m.
Alternative proofs on the radial symmetry and monotonicity for positive regular solutions to a singular integral equation.
Wenxiong Chen, Yeshiva University
Congming Li, University of Colorado at Boulder
Biao Ou*, University of Toledo
(10203545) 
11:00 a.m.
Vanishing Moment Method and Numerical Approximations for Fully Nonlinear PDEs.
Xiaobing Feng*, Department of Mathematics, The University of Tennessee
(102035228)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Coding TheoryHonoring the Retirement of Vera Pless, III
Room 719, Swift Hall
Organizers:
William Cary Huffman, Loyola University wch@math.luc.edu
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville jl.kim@louisville.edu

8:00 a.m.
On Modular Cyclic Codes.
Steven T Dougherty*, University of Scranton
Young Ho Park, Kangwon National University
(102094138) 
8:30 a.m.
Equivalence of Linear Codes over Finite Rings.
Jay A. Wood*, Western Michigan University
(10209406) 
9:00 a.m.
On the Number of Inequivalent Binary SelfOrthogonal Codes.
Xiangdong Hou*, University of South Florida
(10209464) 
9:30 a.m.
A bound for certain $s$extremal codes and lattices.
Philippe Gaborit*, Universit\'e de Limoges
(102005234) 
10:00 a.m.
Duadic codes at length.
Patrick Sole*, CNRSI3S
(10209420) 
10:30 a.m.
Optimal Subcodes of SelfDual Codes.
JonLark Kim*, University of Louisville
Vera Pless, University of Illinois at Chicago
(102094163) 
11:00 a.m.
Additive SelfDual Codes over GF(4) with an Odd Order Automorphism.
W. Cary Huffman*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Loyola University of Chicago
(102094153)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, III
Room 820, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Srdjan D. Stojanovic, University of Cincinnati srdjan.stojanovic@uc.edu
Ning Zhong, University of Cincinnati ning.zhong@uc.edu

8:30 a.m.
A bivariate Levy process with negative binomial and gamma marginals.
Tomasz J. Kozubowski*, University of Nevada at Reno
Anna K. Panorska, University of Nevada at Reno
Krzysztof Podgorski, Indiana UniversityPurdue University at Indianapolis
(10206230) 
9:00 a.m.
Deviation Model for Financial Overreaction.
A. Duran*, University of Michigan  Ann Arbor, MI, USA
G. Caginalp, University of Pittsburgh
(10209018) 
9:30 a.m.
Statistical Analysis of the Filtering Model with Marked Point Process Observations: Application to UltraHigh Frequency Data.
Yong Zeng*, Dept. of Math and Stat, University of Missouri at Kansas City
(102060101) 
10:00 a.m.
A Stochastic Risk Model and its Applications to Actuarial Funding.
Guangwei Fan*, Maryville University – St. Louis
(102060113) 
10:30 a.m.
Pricing and Trading Credit Default Swaps.
Tomasz R Bielecki*, Applied Mathematics Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
Monique Jeanblanc, Mathematics Department, Evry University
Marek Rutkowski, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales
(102060276) 
11:00 a.m.
Neutral derivative pricing and hedging under multidimensional risks in incomplete markets: theory and applications.
Srdjan D Stojanovic*, University of Cincinnati
(102090165)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Algebraic Geometry and Cryptography, III
Room 520, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati ding@math.uc.edu
Jason Eric Gower, University of Cincinnati jgower@math.purdue.edu
Timothy J. Hodges, University of Cincinnati timothy.hodges@uc.edu
Lei Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences hu@is.ac.cn
Dieter S. Schmidt, University of Cincinnati dschmidt@ececs.uc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Elliptic Curves of Almost Prime Order.
Shuo Shen*, Purdue University
Samuel S Wagstaff, Purdue University
(10201196) 
9:00 a.m.
Cryptanalysis on the New Instance of Tractable Rational Map Cryptosystems.
Hu Lei*, Graduate School of the Chineses Academy of Sciences
Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati
Xuyun Nie, Chinese Academy of Sciences
John Wagner, University of Cincinnati
Jianyu Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(102094134) 
9:30 a.m.
Discussion 
10:00 a.m.
SatoTate Distributions for Genus 2 Curves.
William Butske*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(102014173) 
10:30 a.m.
Structure of the subgroup of permutations spanned by the Dickson and the Linear polynomials.
Adama Diene*, Central State University. Wilberforce , Ohio
Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati
(102020268)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Functional Analysis and Applications, III
Room 819, Swift Hall
Organizers:
S. P. Singh, Memorial University of Newfoundland spsingh@math.mun.ca
Bruce Watson, Memorial University of Newfoundland bruce2@math.mun.ca

8:30 a.m.
Full Bounded Solutions of Nonlinear Parabolic Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
N. Mavinga, University of Alabama at Birmingham
M. N. Nkashama*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(102035230) 
9:00 a.m.
Maximal elements in economics and applications.
A Carbone*, Dip. di Matematica, Universita della Calabria
(102047240) 
9:30 a.m.
A theory of dressed particles and the Stark effect in periodic dielectric materials.
I Haque*, University of Western Ontario
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario
(102047272) 
10:00 a.m.
Fixed Point Theory and Its Applications.
A Rajput*, Sadhu Vaswani College
(102047273) 
10:30 a.m.
Discussion

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems for Differential Equations with Applications, III
Room 325, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Xiaojie Hou, University of Cincinnati houx@email.uc.edu
Philip L. Korman, University of Cincinnati kormanp@math.uc.edu
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@uc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Quarterplane and twopoint boundary value problems for the KdV equation.
ShuMing Sun*, Virginia Tech
(102035176) 
9:30 a.m.
Numerical investigation of threedimensional water waves.
Min Chen*, Dept. of Math., Purdue University
(102076146) 
10:00 a.m.
Using finite intervals to approximate infinite intervals: the BBMequation.
Jerry L Bona, University of Illinois at Chicago
Hongqiu Chen*, University of Memphis
Shuming Sun, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati
(102035133) 
10:30 a.m.
Error Estimation For A Class of Hierarchical Immersed Finite Element Spaces.
Tao Lin*, Department of Mathematics, Vriginia Tech
Slimane Adjerid, Department of Mathematics, Vriginia Tech
(102065116) 
11:00 a.m.
Entire Positive Solutions of Elliptic Systems: Understanding the General Structure.
Alan V Lair, Air Force Institute of Technology
Xuefeng Wang, Tulane University
Aihua W Wood*, Air Force Institute of Technology
(10203588)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Optimal Controls and Stochastic Differential Games, III
Room 716, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Michael J. McAsey, Bradley University mcasey@bradley.edu
Libin Mou, Bradley University mou@bradley.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Systematic Approach to Solving Holonomic Constraint Problems.
John Gregory*, Department of Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(102049109) 
9:30 a.m.
A Multiplier Rule for Optimizations on Metric Spaces and Applications.
Michael McAsey, Department of Mathematics, Bradley University
Libin Mou*, Department of Mathematics, Bradley University
(102049238) 
10:00 a.m.
On Regularity of Optimal Controls for State Constrained Problems.
Ilya A Shvartsman*, Miami University
Richard B Vinter, Imperial College
(102049121) 
10:30 a.m.
Optimal Control of Semilinear Evolution Inclusions.
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Dong Wang*, Fayetteville State University
(102049112)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, III
Room 616, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Edward W. Swim, Air Force Institute of Technology Edward.Swim@afit.edu
Richard Schugart, Ohio State University rschugart@mbi.osu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Computational mechanics of nonlinear biological softtissues.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, Texas Tech University
(102065226) 
9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear fluidstructure interaction models for biologically inspired elastic membrane wings.
Edward W. Swim*, Air Force Institute of Technology
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Texas Tech University
(102074148) 
10:00 a.m.
A ReactionDiffusion Model for Eradication of the Screwworm Fly by Sterile Fly Release Method.
John Gordon Alford*, Sam Houston State University
Robert Matlock, City University of New York, Staten Island
(10209283) 
10:30 a.m.
Estimation and Identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae Aggregation Dynamics.
David M Bortz*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(102092259) 
11:00 a.m.
Mathematical Models for Evolution and Dynamics of Avian Influenza.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Jin Zhou, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(102037177)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory, III
Room 519, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Nikos Frantzikinakis, Pennsylvania State University nikos@math.psu.edu
Bryna R. Kra, Northwestern University kra@math.northwestern.edu
Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis mw@csi.hu

9:00 a.m.
Adic transformations and random walks, I.
Sarah Bailey Frick*, The Ohio State University
Karl Petersen, University of North Carolina
(102037130) 
9:30 a.m.
Adic transformations and random walks, II.
Sarah Bailey, Ohio State University
Karl Petersen*, University of North Carolina
(102037106) 
10:00 a.m.
Bounds for Square Functions of Differences in Ergodic Theory.
Joseph Rosenblatt*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Mary Liu, Eastern Kentucky University
(10202854) 
10:30 a.m.
On an Argument of Shkredov on TwoDimensional Corners in a Finite Field Setting.
Michael T Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology
William C McClain*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(102005202) 
11:00 a.m.
Perturbations of Multidimensional Shifts of Finite Type.
Ronnie Pavlov*, The Ohio State University
(102037205)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Birational Geometry, III
Room 608, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Mirel Constantin Caibar, Ohio State University caibar@math.ohiostate.edu
Gary P. Kennedy, Ohio State University kennedy@math.ohiostate.edu

9:00 a.m.
On the geometry of normal functions associated to highdegree hypersurface sections of a CalabiYau fourfold.
C Herbert Clemens*, Ohio State University
(102014250) 
9:30 a.m.
Fibered CalabiYau Varieties and Toric Varieties.
Joshua P Mullet*, The Ohio State University
(102014214) 
10:30 a.m.
Birational Equivalence, Linear Systems, and Desingularization.
Yasuyuki Kachi*, Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas
(102014260) 
11:00 a.m.
Resolution of singularities in characteristic zero.
Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk*, Purdue University
(10201497)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Potential Theory on Metric Spaces, III
Room 516, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Thomas Bieske, University of South Florida tbieske@math.usf.edu
Zair Ibragimov, University of Cincinnati ibragizs@math.uc.edu
Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati nages@math.uc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Conformal dimension of middle interval Cantor sets.
Hrant Hakobyan*, Stony Brook University
(102030242) 
9:30 a.m.
Dimension comparison and distortion in subRiemannian geometry.
Jeremy T Tyson*, University of Illinois
(102028263) 
10:00 a.m.
An Extension of the Schoenflies Theorem for Sobolev Homeomorphisms, and Connections to Smooth Geometry.
Jasun Gong*, University of Michigan
(102028180)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Limit Theorems of Probability Theory, II
Room 316, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Wlodzimierz Bryc, University of Cincinnati brycw@math.uc.edu
Magda Peligrad, University of Cincinnati peligrm@math.uc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic results for empirical measures of weighted sums of independent random variables.
Bernard Bercu, Universit\'e Paul Sabatier
Wlodzimierz Bryc*, University of Cincinnati
(10206082) 
9:30 a.m.
An Ito Formula for DomainValued Processes Driven by Stochastic Flows.
Kimberly K.J. Kinateder*, Wright State University
Patrick T McDonald, New College
(10206043) 
10:00 a.m.
An infinitesimal version of Stein's method of exchangeable pairs.
Elizabeth Meckes*, American Institute of Mathematics
(10206040) 
10:30 a.m.
Occupation laws for some Markov timereinforcement schemes.
Zach Dietz, Mathematics/Tulane University
Sunder Sethuraman*, Mathematics/Iowa State University
(102060122) 
11:00 a.m.
On weak convergence to Poissonexponential law.
Vladimir Vinogradov*, Ohio University
(10206005)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Combinatorics, III
Room 720, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Ezra Miller, University of Minnesota ezra@math.umn.edu
Igor Pak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology pak@math.mit.edu

9:30 a.m.
Properties of the $\gamma$vector, an angle analog of the $h$vector.
Kristin A Camenga*, Houghton College
(102052189) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalized Degree Sequences.
Caroline J. Klivans*, University of Chicago
(102005181) 
10:30 a.m.
Inflating polyhedral surfaces.
Igor Pak*, M.I.T.
(102052168) 
11:00 a.m.
The ${\bf cd}$index of Gorenstein* lattices.
Richard Ehrenborg*, University of Kentucky
Kalle Karu, University of British Columbia
(102005216)

9:30 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Invited Address
Lagrangian submanifolds and volume.
Room 500, Swift Hall
Jon G. Wolfson*, Michigan State University
(10205303) 
Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Results on Operator Algebras, IV
Room 816, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Herbert Halpern, University of Cincinnati halpern@math.uc.edu
Gary Weiss, University of Cincinnati gary.weiss@math.uc.edu
Costel Peligrad, University of Cincinnati costel.peligrad@uc.edu
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@math.uc.edu
Victor G. Kaftal, University of Cincinnati kaftal@math.uc.edu

2:00 p.m.
About some C*algebras arising from reduced group C*algebras.
Bogdan C Visinecu*, University of Cincinnati
(102047267) 
2:30 p.m.
Subspaces of spherical functions of the crossed product.
Raluca Dumitru*, University of Cincinnati
(102047254) 
3:00 p.m.
On perturbation of operators in semifinite von Neumann algebras.
Anna Skripka*, University of MissouriColumbia
(102047179) 
3:30 p.m.
Examples of prime von Neumann algebras.
Mingchu Gao*, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Marius Junge, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(102046156)

2:00 p.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems for Differential Equations with Applications, IV
Room 325, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Xiaojie Hou, University of Cincinnati houx@email.uc.edu
Philip L. Korman, University of Cincinnati kormanp@math.uc.edu
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati zhangs@uc.edu

2:00 p.m.
Final steady flow near a stagnation point on a vertical surface in a porous medium.
Keith Merrill, Penn State Erie
Matthew Beauchesne, Penn State Erie
Joseph Previte, Penn State Erie
Joseph Paullet*, Penn State Erie
Patrick Weidman, University of Colorado
(10203409) 
2:30 p.m.
Conformally Compact Einstein Metrics with Symmetry in Dimension 5.
Mohammad Javaheri*, University of Oregon
(10205316) 
3:00 p.m.
Scattering for transmission obstacles with variable matrix interfaces.
Stephen O'Dell*, UCLA
(10203517) 
3:30 p.m.
On the initialboundary value problem for constrained hyperbolic systems.
Nicolae Tarfulea*, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University Calumet
(10203574) 
4:00 p.m.
Solutions to the nonhomogeneous parabolic problems by the extended homogeneous Adomian decomposition method.
Bongsoo Jang*, Kent State University at Ashtabula
(102035152) 
4:30 p.m.
Analysis of the Convergence of Fourier Coefficients Using a Variational Approach.
John L Fleming*, Duquesne University
(102042166)

2:00 p.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, IV
Room 326, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

2:00 p.m.
A Partial Ordering of Knots Through Diagrammatic Unknotting.
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
(102057154) 
2:30 p.m.
Tutte Polynomials of Signed Graphs and Jones Polynomials of Some Large Knots.
Yuanan Diao*, UNC Charlotte
Gabor Hetyei, UNC Charlotte
Kenneth E Hinson, UNC Charlotte
(10205757) 
3:00 p.m.
"Physical systems with tight knots, links and braids".
Thomas W. Kephart*, Physics Dept., Vanderbilt Univ.
Roman V, Buniy, University of Oregon
(102055261) 
3:30 p.m.
Explorations in Knot SelfRepulsion.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dan Sandin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert Kooima, University of Illinois at Chicago
(10205780) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion 
4:30 p.m.
M\"obius Energy of smooth knots inscribed in polygons.
Eric J Rawdon*, University of St. Thomas
(102057192)

2:00 p.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory, IV
Room 519, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Nikos Frantzikinakis, Pennsylvania State University nikos@math.psu.edu
Bryna R. Kra, Northwestern University kra@math.northwestern.edu
Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis mw@csi.hu

2:00 p.m.
A characterization of Levitan almost periodicity.
Alica Miller*, University of Louisville
(102037227) 
2:30 p.m.
The Distribution of Periodic Torus Orbits on Homogeneous Spaces.
Manfred L Einsiedler*, Ohio State University
(10203760)

2:00 p.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Combinatorics, IV
Room 720, Swift Hall
Organizers:
Ezra Miller, University of Minnesota ezra@math.umn.edu
Igor Pak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology pak@math.mit.edu

2:00 p.m.
BrunnMinkowski inequalities for integer points in transportation polytopes.
Alexander Barvinok*, University of Michigan
(10200598) 
2:30 p.m.
Insideout polytopes.
Matthias Beck*, San Francisco State University
Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University (SUNY)
(10200539) 
3:00 p.m.
A convex ear decomposition for the coloring complex.
Patricia Hersh*, Indiana UniversityBloomington
Ed Swartz, Cornell University
(102005100) 
3:30 p.m.
A simplicial matrixtree theorem.
Art M Duval, University of Texas at El Paso
Caroline Klivans, University of Chicago
Jeremy L Martin*, University of Kansas
(10200592)

2:00 p.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Coding TheoryHonoring the Retirement of Vera Pless, IV
Room 719, Swift Hall
Organizers:
William Cary Huffman, Loyola University wch@math.luc.edu
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville jl.kim@louisville.edu

2:00 p.m.
An approach to decoding Hermitian codes.
Gretchen L. Matthews*, Clemson University
(102094253) 
2:30 p.m.
LDPC Codes of Arbitrary Girth.
Tsvetan I Asamov*, Kenyon College
Nuh Aydin, Kenyon College
(102005198)

2:00 p.m.

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
Special Session on Limit Theorems of Probability Theory, III
Room 316, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Wlodzimierz Bryc, University of Cincinnati brycw@math.uc.edu
Magda Peligrad, University of Cincinnati peligrm@math.uc.edu

2:00 p.m.
A strictly stationary, 5tuplewise independent counterexample to the central limit theorem.
Richard C. Bradley*, Indiana University
(10206035) 
2:30 p.m.
The Mass of Sites Visited by a Random Walk on an Infinite Graph.
Lee R Gibson*, University of Louisville
(10206021) 
3:00 p.m.
Eexponential martingales and time integrals of brownian motion.
Victor Goodman, Indiana University
Kyounghee Kim*, Florida State University
(10206037) 
3:30 p.m.
Asymptotic results for linear processes with martingalelike innovations.
Magda Peligrad*, University of Cincinnati
Sergey Utev, University of Nottingham
(10206084) 
4:00 p.m.
Two inequalities for the norms of Wick products.
Aurel Iulian Stan*, The Ohio State University
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