AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Saturday, October 11, 2008 00:27:40
2008 Fall Western Section Meeting
Vancouver, Canada, October 45, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1041
Associate secretaries: Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Applications of Algebraic Geometry

Saturday October 4, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 110, Hugh Dempster Pavillion
Organizers:
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska Fairbanks e.allman@uaf.edu
Rekha R. Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu

8:00 a.m.
Polyhedral Methods for Algebraic Curves.
Verschelde Jan*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104114207) 
9:00 a.m.
Least Squares Methods for Equidistant Tree Reconstruction.
Conor Fahey, San Francisco State University
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University
Nathan Krieger, San Francisco State University
Leslie Timpe, San Francisco State University
(104152193) 
9:30 a.m.
Hidden variables in statistical models and identifiability.
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Catherine Matias, Laboratorie Statistique et Genome, CNRS
John A. Rhodes*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(10411442) 
10:00 a.m.
Toric Dynamical Systems.
Anne Shiu*, University of California Berkeley
(104114192) 
10:30 a.m.
Truncated Groebner bases and generating sets of lattice ideals for integer programs.
Peter N Malkin*, University of California at Davis
(104114240)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 4, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 110, Hugh Dempster Pavillion
Organizers:
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska Fairbanks e.allman@uaf.edu
Rekha R. Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu

3:00 p.m.
Linear Precision for Toric Surface Patches.
Frank Sottile*, Texas A&M University
Luis David GarciaPuente, Sam Houston State University
Kristian Ranestad, Universitet Oslo
HansChristian Graf von Bothmer, Leibniz Universitität Hannover
(10411446) 
3:30 p.m.
Reconstructing Phylogenetic Mixtures.
Elchanan Mossel, University of California, Berkeley
Sebastien Roch*, Microsoft Research
(104160237) 
4:00 p.m.
An Implementation of the BarvinokWoods Integer Projection Algorithm.
Matthias Köppe*, University of California, Davis
Sven Verdoolaege, Universiteit Leiden
Kevin M. Woods, Oberlin College
(104105230) 
4:30 p.m.
Numerical primary decomposition.
Anton Leykin*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(10411451) 
5:00 p.m.
Toric Surface Codes and Minkowski Length of Polygons.
Ivan Soprunov, Cleveland State University
Jenya Soprunova*, Kent State University
(104114270)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 5, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 110, Hugh Dempster Pavillion
Organizers:
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska Fairbanks e.allman@uaf.edu
Rekha R. Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu

8:00 a.m.
Algebraic aspects of Gaussian graphical models.
Seth Sullivant*, North Carolina State University
(10411485) 
9:00 a.m.
Discrete Homotopy Groups and Subspace Arrangements.
Helene Barcelo*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Arizona State University
Christopher Severs, Arizona State University
Jacob White, Arizona State University
(104105200) 
9:30 a.m.
Numerical algebraic geometry in optimal control.
Dan Bates*, Colorado State University
(104149129) 
10:00 a.m.
Grassmann Varieties, Schubert Varieties and Computer Vision.
Michael Kirby, Colorado State University
Chris Peterson*, Colorado State University
JenMei Chang, Colorado State University
(104114145) 
10:30 a.m.
On bounding as well as computing the Betti numbers of semialgebraic sets.
Saugata Basu*, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette.
(104114165)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Algebraic Geometry, IV
Room 110, Hugh Dempster Pavillion
Organizers:
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska Fairbanks e.allman@uaf.edu
Rekha R. Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu

3:00 p.m.
Matrix Cubes Parametrized by Eigenvalues.
Jiawang Nie, University of California at San Diego
Bernd Sturmfels*, University of California at Berkeley
(10419013) 
3:30 p.m.
Geometry of the NeighborJoining Algorithm for Small Trees.
Kord Eickmeyer, Institut für Informatik, HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin
Ruriko Yoshida*, University of Kentucky
(10410545) 
4:00 p.m.
Covariance graphs and hidden variables.
Mathias Drton*, University of Chicago
(10416289) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion 
5:30 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.