AMS Sectional Meeting Full Program
Current as of Sunday, November 2, 2008 00:29:44
2008 Fall Southeastern Meeting
Huntsville, AL, October 2426, 2008 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1044
Associate secretaries: Matthew Miller, AMS miller@math.sc.edu
Friday October 24, 2008

Friday October 24, 2008, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
First Floor Foyer, Shelby Center for Science and Technology 
Friday October 24, 2008, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibit
First Floor Foyer, Shelby Center for Science and Technology 
Friday October 24, 2008, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Geometry of groups, random walks, and polynomial maps over finite fields.
Room 107, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Mark V. Sapir*, Vanderbilt University
(10442001) 
Friday October 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology, I
Room 203, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology mbehrens@math.mit.edu
Michael Hill, University of Virginia

2:30 p.m.
Homotopy classification of maps into homogeneous spaces.
Sergiy Koshkin*, Northwestern University
(10445732) 
3:30 p.m.
Generlized orbifold Euler characteristics and cohomology.
Christopher W Seaton*, Rhodes College
Carla Farsi, University of Colorado at Boulder
(10442257) 
4:30 p.m.
On applications of the Berstein class.
Yuli B Rudyak*, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, 358 Little Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
(104455187)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Inverse Limits and Their Applications, I
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Judy A. Kennedy, Lamar University kennedy9905@gmail.com

2:30 p.m.
Inverse limits with upper semicontinuous functions.
William S. Mahavier*, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 30322
W. T. Ingram, University of MissouriRolla, Missouri
(104454116) 
3:00 p.m.
Homeomorphisms of inverse limits.
Brian E. Raines*, Baylor University
Sonja Štimac, University of Zagreb
James Keesling, University of Florida
Louis Block, University of Florida
(104454226) 
3:30 p.m.
On Ingram's Conjecture.
Sonja Stimac*, University of Zagreb, Croatia
(104437131) 
4:00 p.m.
Isotopies in Inverse Limit Spaces.
James E Keesling*, University of Florida
Louis Block, University of Florida
Brian Raines, Baylor University
Sonja Štimac, University of Zagreb
(104437157) 
4:30 p.m.
SRB Measures for Inverse Limit Spaces.
Judy A Kennedy, Lamar University
Brian E Raines, Baylor University
David R Stockman*, University of Delaware
(10443796) 
5:00 p.m.
Complexity of points of inhomogeneity in inverse limits of tent maps.
Chris Good*, University of Birmingham, UK
Brian Raines, Baylor University
(104454169)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, I
Room 207, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Gary Gruenhage, Auburn University
Peter J. Nyikos, University of South Carolina nyikos@math.sc.edu
Robert M. Stephenson, Jr, University of South Carolina

2:30 p.m.
Spaces with $\sigma$pointdiscrete weak bases.
Chuan Liu*, Ohio University  Zanesville
(104454243) 
3:00 p.m.
Perfect images of spaces with a $\sigma$weakly hereditarily closure preserving base.
Dennis K Burke*, Miami University
Sheldon W Davis, University of Texas at Tyler
(104454168) 
3:30 p.m.
Completeness, domain representability, and measurements.
David Lutzer*, College of William and Mary
(10445489) 
4:00 p.m.
Characterization of a space topologized by functions from $\omega$ to $\omega$.
Akira Iwasa*, University of South Carolina Beaufort
(104454171) 
4:30 p.m.
Conditions equivalent to having a onepoint StoneČech remainder for Mrówka $\psi$spaces.
Jerry E Vaughan*, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Alan Dow, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(104454165) 
5:00 p.m.
Functional countability and functional separability.
Mikhail Matveev*, George Mason University
Ronnie Levy, George Mason University
(10445446)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulations, I
Room 109, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Jia Li, University of Alabama in Huntsville li@math.uah.edu
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida

2:30 p.m.
Modeling the Development of Nascent Focal Adhesions as a First Step in Understanding the Beginning Stages of Cell Motility.
Hannah L Callender*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Hans G Othmer, University of Minnesota
(10449288) 
3:00 p.m.
On the role of agetargeted treatments in the evolution of drug resistant schistosome.
Dashun Xu*, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Zhilan Feng, Purdue University
(10443745) 
3:30 p.m.
Random dispersal in a predatorpreyparasite model.
Sophia R.J. Jang*, Texas Tech University
(104492134) 
4:00 p.m.
A Discretetime Model for Synchronization of Egglaying in Colonial Seabirds.
Shandelle M. Henson*, Andrews University
J. M. Cushing, University of Arizona
James L. Hayward, Biology Department, Andrews University
(104492217) 
4:30 p.m.
Evolutionary consequences of predation for pathogens in prey.
Maia Martcheva*, University of Florida
(10449243) 
5:00 p.m.
Mathematical Model For Optimal Use of Sulfadoxine Pyrimethane As A Temporary Malaria Vaccine.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University
Bassidy Dembele, Howard University
Avner Friedman, Ohio State University
(10449244)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamics and Applications of Differential Equations, I
Room 105, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Wenzhang Huang, University of Alabama in Huntsville huangw@email.uah.edu
Shangbing Ai, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Weishi Liu, University of Kansas

2:30 p.m.
An elementary and rigorous approach to a model problem of Lagerstrom in matched asymptotic expansions.
Stuart Hastings*, University of Pittsburgh
(10443486) 
3:00 p.m.
Invariant manifold of dynamic spike solutions to a singular parabolic equation.
Peter Bates, Michigan State University
Kening Lu, Brigham Young University
Chongchun Zeng*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104435125) 
3:30 p.m.
Limit cycle bifurcations by perturbing a cuspidal loop in a Hamiltonian system.
Maoan Han*, Shanghai Normal University
Hong Zang, Shanghai Normal University
Junmin Yang, Shanghai Normal University
(104434111) 
4:00 p.m.
On Elliptic Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
M. N. Nkashama*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104435196) 
4:30 p.m.
Dynamics in a modified mathematical model for malaria.
Xingfu Zou*, University of Western Ontario
Yanyu Xiao, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario
(10443492) 
5:00 p.m.
Global stability of multigroup SEIR epidemic models with nonlinear incidence.
Michael Y Li, University of Alberta
Zhisheng Shuai*, University of Alberta
(104434208)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, I
Room 219, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Peter J. Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Grant Zhang, University of Alabama in Huntsville zhangg@email.uah.edu

2:30 p.m.
Extremely Villainous Colorings.
Robert R Rubalcaba*, United States Department of Defense
Peter D Johnson, Jr., Auburn University
(104405225) 
3:00 p.m.
The open neighborhood locatingdominating set problem.
Suk J. Seo*, Middle Tennessee State University
Peter J. Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104494156) 
3:30 p.m.
An upper bound for the restrained domination number of a graph with minimum degree at least two in terms of order and minimum degree.
Johannes H Hattingh*, Georgia State University
(104405223) 
4:00 p.m.
Progress on the inverse domination number problem.
Peter Johnson, Auburn University
David Prier*, Auburn University
Matthew Walsh, Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne
(10440531) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Operator Theory and Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 103, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Claudio H. Morales, University of Alabama in Huntsville morales@math.uah.edu
PeiKee Lin, University of Memphis

2:30 p.m.
Quantization phenomenon for a Liouville system.
Changshou Lin, National Taiwan University
Lei Zhang*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(10443541) 
3:00 p.m.
Bubbles tend to the boundary.
Jeff Baker, Southern Company
Michael Loss, Georgia Insitute of Technology
Gunter Stolz*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(10443582) 
3:30 p.m.
An Algorithm for Corona Solutions (with Bounds) for $H^{\infty}(D)$.
Tavan T Trent*, University of Alabama
(10444775) 
4:00 p.m.
On an Schrödinger Equation involving critical Sobolev exponents and its Quasilinear Variation.
Henghui Zou*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(10443598) 
4:30 p.m.
Mathematical aspects of the BardeenCooperSchrieffer equation of superfluidity.
Christian Hainzl*, Department of Mathematics, UAB
(10448159) 
5:00 p.m.
Zerorange model of pscattering by a potential well.
Y. Karpeshina*, UAB
(104435178)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Mechanics, Control, and Integrability, I
Room 158, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dmitry Zenkov, North Carolina State University dvzenkov@ncsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Optimal Control and Hamiltonian Dynamics.
D J Scheeres*, University of Colorado at Boulder
Chandeok Park, Naval Postgraduate School
V Guibout, MBDAParis
A Bloch, University of Michigan
(104449149) 
3:00 p.m.
Optimal Control Problems and Geodesics on Quadratic Matrix Lie Groups.
Peter Crouch, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nikolaj Nordkvist*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(104449144) 
3:30 p.m.
Hamiltonization aspects of nonholonomic systems.
Tom Mestdag*, Ghent University, Belgium
(10447068) 
4:00 p.m.
The BoltzmannHamel Equations for the Optimal Control of Mechanical Systems with Nonholonomic Constraints.
Jared M Maruskin*, San Jose State University
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan
(104449216) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 24, 2008, 5:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Spinning rods, microfluidics, and propulsion by cilia in biological systems.
Room 107, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Roberto Camassa*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(10447604)
Saturday October 25, 2008

Saturday October 25, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
First Floor Foyer, Shelby Center for Science and Technology 
Saturday October 25, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibit
First Floor Foyer, Shelby Center for Science and Technology 
Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Probability
Room 158, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Moonyu Park, University of Alabama in Huntsville mp0002@email.uah.edu
Boris Kunin, University of Alabama in Huntsville

8:00 a.m.
Discussion. 
8:30 a.m.
Density Estimation Using Pseudo Monte Carlo Method With Applications.
Xiaoping A. Shen*, Ohio University
Haibo He, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Yuan Cao, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
(104465221) 
9:00 a.m.
Probabilistic models in the quantum mechanics of disordered media.
Gunter Stolz*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104482220) 
9:30 a.m.
Fitting geometric curves in ErrorsInVariables models.
Nikolai Chernov*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ali AlSharadqah, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104462159) 
10:00 a.m.
Renormalizing OperatorStable Lagrangian Velocities for Microbial Dynamics Simulations.
Moongyu Park*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104482251) 
10:30 a.m.
A probabilistic model for slow crack propagation.
Boris I Kunin*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104460145)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology, II
Room 203, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology mbehrens@math.mit.edu
Michael Hill, University of Virginia

8:00 a.m.
From multicategories of permutative categories to multicategories of $S$modules.
Vigleik Angeltveit*, University of Chicago
J Peter May, University of Chicago
(104455127) 
9:00 a.m.
Using Postnikov towers to form iterated homotopy fixed point spectra.
Daniel G. Davis*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(104455174) 
10:00 a.m.
Stabilization of Homotopy Limits.
Eric Lee Finster*, University of Virginia
(104455205)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Limits and Their Applications, II
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Judy A. Kennedy, Lamar University kennedy9905@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Subdivisions and Transgressive Chains.
JerChin Chuang*, Duke University
(10445752) 
8:30 a.m.
Adding Machines and Endpoints.
Leslie B. Jones*, Baylor University
(104454104) 
9:00 a.m.
Recovering an Indecomposable Continuum from its Composant Equivalence Relation.
David Ryden*, Baylor University
(104454192) 
9:30 a.m.
Inverse Limits of Compact Hausdorff Spaces with Upper SemiContinuous Bonding Maps.
Alexander Cornelius*, Baylor University
(104454137) 
10:00 a.m.
Inverse Limits with Set Valued Functions.
Van C. Nall*, University of Richmond
(10445490) 
10:30 a.m.
Inverse limits of inverse sequences of unit intervals and upper semicontinuous multivalued bonding functions.
Iztok Banic*, Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics
(104437176)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, II
Room 207, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Gary Gruenhage, Auburn University
Peter J. Nyikos, University of South Carolina nyikos@math.sc.edu
Robert M. Stephenson, Jr, University of South Carolina

8:00 a.m.
an update on differentiability as continuity.
David Gauld, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Frederic Mynard*, Georgia Southern University
(104454133) 
8:30 a.m.
A theory of convergence and cluster points based on $\kappa$nets.
Richard E. Hodel*, Duke University
(104454138) 
9:00 a.m.
On L*spaces.
Wladyslaw Kulpa, Card. Wyszynski University, Warsaw, and Silesian University, Katowice
Andrzej Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University
(104454115) 
9:30 a.m.
Minimal Size of Basic Families.
Ziqin Feng*, Universtiy of Pittsburgh
(10445497) 
10:00 a.m.
Open Ultrafilters that are Regular.
Nathan Carlson, University of Arizona
Jack Porter*, University of Kansas
(10445495) 
10:30 a.m.
Topological Algebraic Structure on R with The Density Topology.
Robert W. Heath*, University Of Pittsburgh
Thomas J. Poerio, University of Pittsburgh
(104454135)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulations, II
Room 109, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Jia Li, University of Alabama in Huntsville li@math.uah.edu
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida

8:00 a.m.
Modeling HIV outbreaks: The Male to Female Prevalence Ratio in the Core Population.
James A. Yorke*, Univ. of Maryland
(104434126) 
8:30 a.m.
Dynamics and implications of some models of hepatitis B virus infection.
Yang Kuang*, Arizona State University
(10449249) 
9:00 a.m.
Finite difference approximation for a nonlinear juvenileadult population model with agesize structure.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Keng Deng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Qihua Huang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(104492202) 
9:30 a.m.
An IntegerValued SIR Model With SquareRoot Dynamics.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(10443430) 
10:00 a.m.
Periodically forced models with Allee effect.
Saber N Elaydi*, Trinity University
(104439119) 
10:30 a.m.
Semigroups of Maps and Periodic Difference Equations.
Robert J. Sacker*, University of Southern California
(10443756)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamics and Applications of Differential Equations, II
Room 105, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Wenzhang Huang, University of Alabama in Huntsville huangw@email.uah.edu
Shangbing Ai, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Weishi Liu, University of Kansas

8:00 a.m.
Oscillations and Multiscale Dynamics in a Closed Chemical Reaction System.
Yingfei Yi*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104434180) 
8:30 a.m.
Exact Solutions and Theire Dynamics of Traveling Waves in Three Typical Nonlinear Wave Equations.
Jibin Li*, Zhejiang Normal University/Kunming University of Science and Technology
Yi Zhang, Zhejiang Normal University
Guanrong Chen, City University of Hong Kong
(104435130) 
9:00 a.m.
A nonresonance condition for boundary value problems.
James Robert Ward*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104434199) 
9:30 a.m.
Differential Equation Models of Immune Response to HTLVI Infection of CD4 T Cells.
Michael Y Li*, University of Alberta
(104434246) 
10:00 a.m.
Bifurcations in a schistosomiasis model with delay in snail infections.
H. Zhu*, York University
(104437245) 
10:30 a.m.
Exponential Analysis of Solutions of Differential Equations with Unbounded Terms.
Youssef Naim Raffoul*, University of Dayton
(10443463)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Gaussian Analysis and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 050, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Dongsheng Wu, University of Alabama in Huntsville

8:00 a.m.
Smoothness Properties of Measures Induced by Stochastic Differential Equations in Hilbert Space.
Fariborz Asadian*, Fort Valley State University
(10446035) 
9:00 a.m.
Stochastic partial differential equations with fractal noise.
Michael Hinz*, FriedrichSchillerUniversity Jena
Martina Zähle, FriedrichSchillerUniversity Jena
(10446038) 
10:00 a.m.
Fractional Cauchy problems.
Erkan Nane*, Auburn University
(10446058)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of PDEs and ODEs (in honor of Karen Ames), I
Room 121, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville lenhart@math.utk.edu
Philip W. Schaefer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

8:00 a.m.
Energy and Pointwise Bounds in Some NonStandard Parabolic Problems.
Philip W. Schaefer*, University of Tennessee
(10443522) 
8:30 a.m.
On increasing stability of the continuation and in inverse problems for elliptic partial differential equations.
Victor Isakov*, Wichita State University
(10443560) 
9:00 a.m.
Positive Solutions for $n\times n$ Elliptic Systems with Combined Nonlinear Effects.
Jaffar Ali Shahul Hameed*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Ken Brown, HeriottWatt University
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Mississippi State University
(10443518) 
9:30 a.m.
Optimal boundary control of a time dependent thermistor problem.
Volodymyr Hrynkiv*, University of HoustonDowntown
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Vladimir Protopopescu, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, ORNL
(10444926) 
10:00 a.m.
Simple Malaria Transmission Models with StageStructured Mosquito Populations and Backward Bifurcation.
Jia Li*, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899
(10449240) 
10:30 a.m.
Optimal Control of Growth Coefficient on a Steady State Population Model.
Wandi Ding*, Middle Tennessee State University
Heather Finotti, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Yuan Lou, Ohio State University
Yuquan Ye, Shanghai University of Economics and Finance
(10444911)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Operator Theory and Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 103, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Claudio H. Morales, University of Alabama in Huntsville morales@math.uah.edu
PeiKee Lin, University of Memphis

8:00 a.m.
Nonlinear convective stability of traveling fronts near Turing and Hopf instabilities.
Anna Ghazaryan*, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Margaret Beck, Brown University
Bjorn Sandstede, Brown University
(104435142) 
8:30 a.m.
The Change in Electric Potential due to Lightning.
Beyza Caliskan Aslan*, University of North Forida
William Hager, University of Florida
(104435184) 
9:00 a.m.
Multiple Existence of Nonradial Positive Solutions for a Coupled Nonlinear Schrödinger System.
Norimichi Hirano*, Professor/Yokohama National University
(104435120) 
9:30 a.m.
Common Fixed Points of Commuting Maps.
W. A. Kirk*, University of Iowa
(10444736) 
10:00 a.m.
Uniform normal structure is equivalent to the Jaggi* uniform fixed point property.
Eduardo Castillo Santos, University of Newcastle
Chris Lennard*, University of Pittsburgh
Brailey Sims, University of Newcastle
(104446183) 
10:30 a.m.
The KadisonSinger Problem in Mathematics and Engineering.
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri
(10444729)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Random Matrices, I
Room 150, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Leonard N. Choup, University of Alabama in Huntsville lnc0002@uah.edu
Jack Silverstein, North Carolina State University

8:30 a.m.
On the Limiting Shape of Random Young Tableaux for Markovian Words.
Christian Houdre, Georgia Institute of Technology
Trevis Litherland*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104460121) 
9:00 a.m.
The correspondence between different approaches to derivation of PDE for random matrix gap probabilities and orthogonal functions.
Igor Rumanov*, University of California at Davis
(104460201) 
9:30 a.m.
Edgeworth Expansion of the Probability Distribution of the Largest Eigenvalue from GSE.
Leonard Choup*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104460242) 
10:00 a.m.
Wishart distributions for decomposable graphs.
Helene Massam*, York University
(104462231)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, II
Room 219, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Peter J. Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Grant Zhang, University of Alabama in Huntsville zhangg@email.uah.edu

8:30 a.m.
Some Curious Graph Definitions.
D G Hoffman*, Auburn University
(104405224) 
9:00 a.m.
Some results on $\lambda_x$invertible graphs.
John Georges, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
David Mauro, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Yan Wang*, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
(104405193) 
9:30 a.m.
The Average Order of a Subtree of a Tree.
A. Vince, University of Florida
H. Wang*, Georgia Southern University
(104405151) 
10:00 a.m.
$\mathcal{R}$Parametric Chains.
Anne C Sinko*, Oberlin College
Peter J. Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104405203) 
10:30 a.m.
The paranoid watchman: a search problem on graphs.
Janet Dalzell, Ivy Tech Community College
C. David Leach, University of West Georgia
Matthew Walsh*, IndianaPurdue University Fort Wayne
(104405204)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Probability on Discrete and Algebraic Structures, I
Room 216, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Kyle T. Siegrist, University of Alabama in Huntsville siegrist@math.uah.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the square dependence problem.
Ernie Croot*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104411181) 
9:00 a.m.
Random clusters and selfdecomposability.
Jerzy Szulga*, Dept. of Math. and Stats., Auburn University, Auburn, AL
(104460173) 
9:30 a.m.
A Path Guessing Game on Graphs, with Applications to the Lying Oracle Problem.
Marcus Pendergrass*, HampdenSydney College
(104460164) 
10:00 a.m.
An introduction to Markovian image models.
Bruce W Atkinson*, Samford University
(10446084) 
10:30 a.m.
Monochromatic boxes in colored grids.
Joshua N Cooper*, University of South Carolina
Semmy Purewal, University of South Carolina
Stephen Fenner, University of South Carolina
(10440576)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 218, Shelby Center for Science and Technology

9:00 a.m.
A Finite Family of $q$Orthogonal Polynomials.
Jemal E Gishe*, Western Kentucky University
Mourad Ismail, University of Central Florida
(10443347) 
9:15 a.m.
Minimum Degree Conditions for Subdivision Extensions and Pan$H$linked Graphs.
Michael Ferrara, University of Akron
Colton Magnant, Lehigh University
Jeffrey Powell*, Samford University
(104405211) 
9:30 a.m.
A Theoretical Study of a Self Guided Light Beam with a NonLocal Potential.
Sihon H. Crutcher*, US Army Research, Development, & Engineering Command, Applied Sensors, Guidance, and Electronics Directorate
Albert J. Osei, Oakwood University
(104435206) 
9:45 a.m.
Vertex operator algebras and integrable system.
ShrJing Chen*, Rutgers University
(10444785) 
10:00 a.m.
Topologies from Semigroup Actions.
Bettina Richmond*, Western Kentucky University
(104454233) 
10:15 a.m.
Domain decomposition method for solving parabolic partial differential equations.
Younbae Jun*, University of West Alabama
(104465248) 
10:30 a.m.
Mathematical Analysis of HIV Models with Treatment.
Liancheng Wang*, Kennesaw State University
(104437213)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Variational Principles and Nonholonomic Dynamics.
Room 107, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Anthony Michael Bloch*, University of Michigan
(10443402) 
Saturday October 25, 2008, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Congruences amongst modular forms and the stable homotopy groups of spheres.
Room 107, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Mark Behrens*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(10445503) 
Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology, III
Room 203, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology mbehrens@math.mit.edu
Michael Hill, University of Virginia

2:30 p.m.
On the Tate spectrum of $tmf$ at the prime 2.
Scott M Bailey*, University of Rochester
(104455114) 
3:30 p.m.
Homology of topological modular forms.
Paul Thomas Pearson*, University of Rochester
(104455182) 
4:30 p.m.
Topological modular forms and Igusa tower.
Valentina Joukhovitski*, University of Michigan
(104455250)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Inverse Limits and Their Applications, III
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Judy A. Kennedy, Lamar University kennedy9905@gmail.com

2:30 p.m.
Inverse limits and trees.
H. Murat Tuncali*, Nipissing University
(104454185) 
3:00 p.m.
Entropy of shift maps of the pseudoarc.
Christopher Garrett Mouron*, Rhodes College
(104454140) 
3:30 p.m.
Continuous Images of Arcs: Extensions of Cornette's Theorem.
D. Daniel*, Lamar University
J. Nikiel, Opole University
L. B. Treybig, Texas A&M University
M. Tuncali, Nipissing University
E. D. Tymchatyn, University of Saskatchewan
(104454146) 
4:00 p.m.
Perioddoubling cascades in systems having generic bifurcations.
James A. Yorke*, University of Maryland
(104437108)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, III
Room 207, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Gary Gruenhage, Auburn University
Peter J. Nyikos, University of South Carolina nyikos@math.sc.edu
Robert M. Stephenson, Jr, University of South Carolina

2:30 p.m.
Forcing and nontrivial copies of $\beta\omega\setminus\omega$.
Alan Dow*, UNC Charlotte
(104454189) 
3:00 p.m.
On a strengthening of separability.
Angelo Bella, University of Catania, Italy
Maddalena Bonanzinga, University of Messina, Italy
Mikhail V. Matveev, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Vladimir V Tkachuk*, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
(10445467) 
3:30 p.m.
Monotone versions of Lindelöftype properties.
Maddalena Bonanzinga*, Department of Mathematics, University of Messina, Italy
Mikhail Matveev, George Mason University
(10445448) 
4:00 p.m.
Construction of a non $D$space with large extent from $\diamondsuit^+$.
Tetsuya Ishiu*, Miami University
(104454124) 
4:30 p.m.
On (strong) $\alpha$favorability of the Wijsman hyperspace.
Laszlo Zsilinszky*, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
(104454194) 
5:00 p.m.
Bivariate Markov kernels and selections.
Alexander Shibakov*, Tennessee Technological University
(104454198)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulations, III
Room 109, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Jia Li, University of Alabama in Huntsville li@math.uah.edu
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida

2:30 p.m.
A Model for Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle: Structural Integrity but Sensitivity with Regard to Data.
James F Selgrade*, Department of Mathematics and Biomathematics Program
Leona A Harris, Department of Mathematics
Drew Pasteur, Department of Mathematics
(104492103) 
3:00 p.m.
Towards a Model of a Viral Quasispecies.
T V Kostova*, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(104492117) 
3:30 p.m.
Emerging Paradigms in Modeling the Spread of Epidemics.
James M Hyman*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(10449283) 
4:00 p.m.
Multistrain virus dynamics with mutations: A global analysis.
Patrick De Leenheer, University of Florida
Sergei S Pilyugin*, University of Florida
(10449299) 
4:30 p.m.
Spectral bound and reproduction number for infinite dimensional population structure and time heterogeneity.
Horst R. Thieme*, Arizona State University
(10449269) 
5:00 p.m.
Evolutionary reversals in competitive interactions: experimental occurrences and model explanations using Darwinian dynamics.
J. M. Cushing*, Department of Mathematics & Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
Robert F Costantino, Ecology/Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Rosalyn Rael, Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
Thomas L Vincent, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
(10449251)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Decompositions
Room 218, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Robert A. Beeler, East Tennessee State University beelerr@mail.etsu.edu
Robert B. Gardner, East Tennessee State University

2:30 p.m.
Triple Systems from Graph Decompositions.
Robert B. Gardner*, East Tennessee State University
(104405143) 
3:00 p.m.
Intersection Graphs of Star Packings in Subdivided Multigraphs.
Robert E. Jamison*, University of Haifa
(10440577) 
3:30 p.m.
Automorphic Decompositions of Graphs.
Robert A. Beeler*, East Tennessee State University
Robert E. Jamison, Clemson University
(10440525) 
4:00 p.m.
Cycle Systems  Some recent progress.
Chris Rodger*, Auburn University
(10440524) 
4:30 p.m.
Partitioning cyclic groups into cosets of different subgroups.
Saad El Zanati, Illinois State University
Peter Johnson*, Auburn University
Wenhau Zhao, Illinois State University
(10440514) 
5:00 p.m.
Current work on variations of the Oberwolfach problem.
S H Holliday*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(10440508) 
5:30 p.m.
On Rosatype labelings and cyclic graph decompositions.
Saad ElZanati*, Illinois State University
(10440507)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamics and Applications of Differential Equations, III
Room 105, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Wenzhang Huang, University of Alabama in Huntsville huangw@email.uah.edu
Shangbing Ai, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Weishi Liu, University of Kansas

2:30 p.m.
Chaotic behavior in nonautonomous equations without any time periodicity.
Kening Lu*, Brigham Young University
Qiudong Wang, University of Arizona
(104434229) 
3:00 p.m.
Two Species Competition Systems with Different Dispersal Strategies.
ChiuYen Kao, Ohio State University
Yuan Lou, Ohio State University
Wenxian Shen*, Auburn University
(104435102) 
3:30 p.m.
Trajectory Attractors for a Class of Functional ReactionDiffusion Problems.
Georg Hetzer*, Auburn University
(104435106) 
4:00 p.m.
Viscous standing asymptotic states of isentropic compressible flows through a nozzle.
John M. Hong, National Central University, Taiwan
Chenghsiung Hsu*, National Central University, Taiwan
Liu Weishi, University of Kansas
(104435123) 
4:30 p.m.
Local semiflows for Kurzweil equations leading to LaSalle Invariance Principle for nonautonomous retarded systems with impulses.
Everaldo M. Bonotto, Universidade de Sao Paulo
Marcia Federson*, Universidade de Sao Paulo
Stefan Schwabik, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
(10443910) 
5:00 p.m.
Effects of some turning points on global dynamics.
Weishi Liu*, University of Kansas
(104434139)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.6:10 p.m.
Special Session on Gaussian Analysis and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 050, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Dongsheng Wu, University of Alabama in Huntsville

2:30 p.m.
Selfintersection local time of the fractional Brownian motion.
David Nualart*, The University of Kansas
(10446015) 
3:30 p.m.
Large deviations for local and intersection local times of fractional Brownian motions.
Xia Chen*, University of Tennessee
(10446013) 
4:30 p.m.
Selfintersections of Gaussian random fields.
Dongsheng Wu, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Yimin Xiao*, Michigan State University
(10446023) 
5:30 p.m.
Local times and Gaussian processes.
Wenbo Li*, University of Delaware
(104460200)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, III
Room 219, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Peter J. Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Grant Zhang, University of Alabama in Huntsville zhangg@email.uah.edu

2:30 p.m.
On graphs and codes.
Gretchen L. Matthews*, Clemson University
(104405175) 
3:00 p.m.
Long Cycles in 4connected Graphs.
Guantao Chen*, Georgia State University
Zhiquan Hu, Central China Normal University
Yaping Wu, Central China Normal University
(104405154) 
3:30 p.m.
On the upper bound for the Turán density of $K^r_{r+1}$.
Linyuan Lu, University of South Carolina
Yi Zhao*, Georgia State University
(104405147) 
4:00 p.m.
Recent Results on Saturation Numbers.
Ronald J. Gould*, Emory University
(104405101) 
4:30 p.m.
Path Spectrum Sets.
Ralph Faudree*, University of Memphis
(10440542) 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of PDEs and ODEs (in honor of Karen Ames), II
Room 121, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville lenhart@math.utk.edu
Philip W. Schaefer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2:30 p.m.
Optimal Control of Kuramoto Oscillators.
Rachel N. Leander*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(10443478) 
3:00 p.m.
Optimal Control Study of Neuroblastoma.
K. Renee Fister*, Murray State University
Craig Collins, Murray State University
Molly Williams, Murray State University
(10443412) 
3:30 p.m.
A mathematical model for cell signaling and endothelial migration in a living zebra fish embryos.
Khalid Boushaba*, Department of Mathematics
J. Essner, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
H. A. Levine, Department of Mathematics
(10443539) 
4:00 p.m.
Measurevalued Solutions for a Kinetic Model of Cell Movement in Network Tissues.
Thomas Hillen, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Peter Hinow*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Zhian Wang, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
(10443534) 
4:30 p.m.
Optimal Control of an ODE Model for Rabies in Raccoons with a Birth Pulse.
Tim Clayton*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(10443464) 
5:00 p.m.
On Bean's critical state model for superconductors.
Frank Jochmann*, Berlin, Germany
(104435113)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Operator Theory and Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 103, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Claudio H. Morales, University of Alabama in Huntsville morales@math.uah.edu
PeiKee Lin, University of Memphis

2:30 p.m.
On a notion of category depending on a functional and an application to a perturbed Hamiltonian system.
Marlene Frigon*, University of Montreal
(104458100) 
3:00 p.m.
There is an equivalent norm of $\ell_1$ that has the fixed point property for nonexpansive mappings.
PeiKee Lin*, University of Memphis, Memphis TN 38152
(10444737) 
3:30 p.m.
Semigroups Generated by Pseudocontractive Mappings Under the Nagumo Condition.
C. Anthony Hester*, Huntsville, AL
(10444762) 
4:00 p.m.
The LeraySchauder condition for continuous pseudocontractive mappings.
Claudio H. Morales*, The University of AlabamaD in Huntsville
(104447230) 
4:30 p.m.
On the Principle of Optimality.
Jinlu Li*, Shawnee State University
(104490222) 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Mechanics, Control, and Integrability, II
Room 158, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dmitry Zenkov, North Carolina State University dvzenkov@ncsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Communication by Means of Controlled Dynamical System Motions.
J. Baillieul*, Boston University
(104493195) 
3:00 p.m.
On the semiclassical limit of the sineGordon equation.
Peter D Miller*, University of Michigan
(104435110) 
3:30 p.m.
Local error analysis of variational integrators.
George W. Patrick*, University of Saskatchewan
(104470160) 
4:00 p.m.
Discrete Dirac Structures and Variational Discrete Dirac Mechanics.
Melvin Leok*, Purdue University
Tomoki Ohsawa, University of Michigan
(104453158) 
4:30 p.m.
Stability of Relative Equilibria of Nonholonomic Integrators.
Cameron Lynch, North Carolina State University
Dmitry Zenkov*, North Carolina State University
(104470210)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Probability on Discrete and Algebraic Structures, II
Room 216, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Kyle T. Siegrist, University of Alabama in Huntsville siegrist@math.uah.edu

2:30 p.m.
Constant rate distributions on partially ordered sets.
Kyle Siegrist*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(10446071) 
3:00 p.m.
Thermodynamic limit for random plane trees.
Yuri Bakhtin*, Georgia Tech
(10446070) 
3:30 p.m.
Some discrete structures underlying DawsonWatanabe superprocesses.
Olav Kallenberg*, Auburn University
(10446065) 
4:00 p.m.
Markovian Arrival Processes and Applications in Queueing Systems.
Patrick P. Wang*, University of Alabama
Minqing Gong, Guizhou University
(10446055)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Random Matrices, II
Room 150, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Leonard N. Choup, University of Alabama in Huntsville lnc0002@uah.edu
Jack Silverstein, North Carolina State University

3:00 p.m.
Universality of the Toda lattice for integrable hierarchies.
Yuji Kodama, The Ohio State University
Virgil U Pierce*, The University of Texas  Pan American
(104435118) 
3:30 p.m.
Asymptotics of large random strict plane partitions and generalized MacMahon's formula.
Mirjana Vuletic*, California Institute of Technology
(104460209) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion. 
4:30 p.m.
The Fluctuations of Kesten's Law.
James A. Mingo*, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
(104460152)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 25, 2008, 4:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Topology to Dynamical Systems, I
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
John C. Mayer, University of Alabama at Birmingham mayer@math.uab.edu
Lex G. Oversteegen, University of Alabama at Birmingham

4:30 p.m.
Continuum theory found in dynamical systems.
James T. Rogers, Jr.*, Tulane University
(104437214) 
5:00 p.m.
Fixed points in noninvariant plane continua.
Lex G Oversteegen*, UAB
Alexander M Blokh, UAB
(104454234) 
5:30 p.m.
FatouDouadyHubbardShishikura inequality and wandering raycontinua.
A. Blokh*, UAB
D. Childers, UAB
Lex Oversteegen, UAB
D. Schleicher, Jacobs University
G. Levin, Hebrew University
(104437239) 
6:00 p.m.
Buried points in Julia sets.
John C. Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Clinton P. Curry, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104437215)

4:30 p.m.
Sunday October 26, 2008

Sunday October 26, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology, IV
Room 203, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Mark Behrens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology mbehrens@math.mit.edu
Michael Hill, University of Virginia

8:00 a.m.
Homological symbols and the Quillen conjecture.
Marian F Anton*, University of Kentucky
(10441980) 
9:00 a.m.
The $\ell$adic $K$theory of a $p$local field.
Grace K. Lyo*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(104419207) 
10:00 a.m.
Periodicity in deformation Ktheory.
Daniel A Ramras*, Vanderbilt University
(104419136) 
11:00 a.m.
Algebraic $K$theory of the dual numbers.
Vigleik Angeltveit, University of Chicago
Teena Gerhardt*, Indiana University
Lars Hesselholt, Nagoya University
(104419190)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Limits and Their Applications, IV
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Judy A. Kennedy, Lamar University kennedy9905@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
External Composants.
R Patrick Vernon*, Rhodes College
(10445481) 
8:30 a.m.
Loops near inverse limits of trees.
Piotr Minc*, Auburn University
(10445491) 
9:00 a.m.
Invariant scrambled sets and interval maps.
Piotr Oprocha*, AGH University of Science and Technology
(10443773) 
9:30 a.m.
Applications of the BellamyLewis theorem on the twopoint compactification of the infinite cover of the pseudocircle.
Krystyna M Kuperberg*, Auburn University
Kevin Gammon, Auburn University
(10445453)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, IV
Room 207, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Gary Gruenhage, Auburn University
Peter J. Nyikos, University of South Carolina nyikos@math.sc.edu
Robert M. Stephenson, Jr, University of South Carolina

8:00 a.m.
An Extension of the Closed Graph Theorem for Separately Continuous Functions.
Zbigniew Piotrowski*, Youngstown State University
Eric J. Wingler, Youngstown State University
(104454148) 
8:30 a.m.
On the existence of nonmetric hereditarily indecomposable subcontinua of $(\mbox{Souslin line}) \times X$.
Michel Smith*, Auburn University
(104454186) 
9:00 a.m.
Relating the Product and Union of Pairs of Metric Spaces in Terms of Dimension.
John S Kulesza*, George Mason University
(104454236) 
9:30 a.m.
$n$ but not $n+1$resolvable Tychonoff expansions.
Wis Comfort, Wesleyan University
Wanjun Hu*, Albany State University (GA)
(10445466) 
10:00 a.m.
Coconnected Spaces and Cleavability.
Derrick Dion Stover*, Ohio University
(10445472) 
10:30 a.m.
The discrete charme of some Baire spaces.
Santi Spadaro*, Auburn University
(104454161) 
11:00 a.m.
Simplistic and Efimov Spaces.
Roberto Pichardo Mendoza*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Alan Dow, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(104454249) 
11:30 a.m.
The Polish Group Topology on the Unitary Group is Unique.
Alexandru Gabriel Atim*, University of South Carolina Lancaster
Robert R Kallman, University of North Texas
(104422219)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulations, IV
Room 109, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Jia Li, University of Alabama in Huntsville li@math.uah.edu
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida

8:00 a.m.
Comparing the Dynamics of Stochastic Population Models.
Linda J.S. Allen*, Texas Tech University
Amy Ekanayake, Texas Tech University
(10449250) 
8:30 a.m.
A Nonautonomous JuvenileAdult Model: WellPosedness and LongTime Behavior via a Comparison Principle.
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Keng Deng*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(104435105) 
9:00 a.m.
Systemically modeling the dynamics of plasma insulin in subcutaneous injection of insulin analogues for type 1 diabetes.
Jiaxu Li*, University of Louisville
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University
(104492167) 
9:30 a.m.
Some remarks on traveling wave solutions in competition models.
Bingtuan Li*, University of Louisville
(104492170) 
10:00 a.m.
The Effects of Human Movement on the Persistence of VectorBorne Diseases.
C. Cosner, University of Miami
J. C. Beier, University of Miami
R. S. Cantrell, University of Miami
D. Impoinval, University of Miami
L. Kapitanski, University of Miami
M. D. Potts, University of California at Berkeley
A. Troyo, Universidad de Costa Rica
S. Ruan*, University of Miami
(104492191) 
10:30 a.m.
Optimal Control of VectorBorne Diseases: Treatment and Prevention.
Kbenesh W. Blayneh*, Florida A&M University
Yanzhao Cao, Auburn University
HeeDae Kwon, Inha University, Incheon, Korea
(104492188) 
11:00 a.m.
Optimal Control in an Epidemic Model of Rabies in Raccoons.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee
(10449219) 
11:30 a.m.
A Mathematical Model for the Dynamics of West Nile Virus with Corvids and Noncorvids.
Huaiping Zhu*, York University
(104400244)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamics and Applications of Differential Equations, IV
Room 105, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Wenzhang Huang, University of Alabama in Huntsville huangw@email.uah.edu
Shangbing Ai, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Weishi Liu, University of Kansas

8:00 a.m.
Heteroclinic solutions of a singularly perturbed Hamiltonian system representing anisotropic crystalline phase interfaces in alloys.
Stephen Schecter*, North Carolina State University
Christos Sourdis, Universidad de Chile
(104434212) 
8:30 a.m.
Traveling Wave Solutions of a Model of Liquid/Vapor Phase Transition.
XiaoBiao Lin*, North Carolina State University
(10443587) 
9:00 a.m.
Bifurcations in diffusive predatorprey systems.
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary
(10443593) 
9:30 a.m.
Traveling Wave Solutions of Delayed Lattice Differential System in LotkaVolterra Type.
TingHui Yang*, Tamkang University, Tamsui Taipei County, Taiwan.
ChengHsiung Hsu, National Central University, ChungLi, Taiwan.
(104437150) 
10:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Behaviors of a Class of NLaplacian Neumann Problems with Large Diffusion.
Chunshan Zhao*, Georgia Southern University
(10443509) 
10:30 a.m.
Method of Green's functions and MAC solutions.
Igor Neygebauer*, National University of Rwanda
(10443533) 
11:00 a.m.
Traveling Waves for a Model in Phytopathology.
Shangbing Ai*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104434132) 
11:30 a.m.
Traveling waves for a model of microbial flow reactor with multiple competing species.
Wenzhang Huang*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(104434227)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
Special Session on Gaussian Analysis and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 050, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Dongsheng Wu, University of Alabama in Huntsville

8:00 a.m.
Stochastic Volatility Model and Technical Analysis of Stock Price.
Weian Zheng*, UC Irvine
Wei Liu, ECNU, Shanghai, China
(10446020) 
9:00 a.m.
Stochastic Shell models and related topics.
Hakima Bessaih*, University of Wyoming
Franco Flandoli, University of Pisa, Italy
Edriss S Titi, university of California at Irvine and Weizman Institute (Israel)
(10446017) 
10:00 a.m.
Intermittence and nonlinear parabolic stochastic partial differential equations.
Mohammud Foondun*, University of Utah
(104460129) 
11:00 a.m.
A change of variable formula with Itô correction term.
Jason Swanson*, University of Central Florida
(10446021)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Operator Theory and Partial Differential Equations, IV
Room 103, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Claudio H. Morales, University of Alabama in Huntsville morales@math.uah.edu
PeiKee Lin, University of Memphis

9:00 a.m.
Clifford analysis, Hardy space and compensated compactness.
Zhijian Wu*, The University of Alabama
(104447109) 
9:30 a.m.
Positive Solutions for a Class of SetValued Functional Evolution Equations.
Georg Hetzer*, Auburn University
(104447107) 
10:00 a.m.
Conditionally wellposed elliptic inverse problems.
Ian W. Knowles*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mary A. LaRussa, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104435163) 
10:30 a.m.
Existence and Nonexistence of Positive Solutions For a Class of Superlinear Semipositone Systems.
Maya Chhetri*, UNC Greensboro
Petr Girg, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic
(104435197)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Mechanics, Control, and Integrability, III
Room 158, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dmitry Zenkov, North Carolina State University dvzenkov@ncsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Return time statistics and extreme value theory for nonuniformly hyperbolic dynamical systems.
Matthew Nicol*, University of Houston
Mark Holland, University of Exeter
Andrew Torok, University of Houston
(104437172) 
9:30 a.m.
Intrinsic regularity of subRiemannian minimal surfaces in the first Heisenberg group.
Luca Capogna*, University of Arkansas
(104435153) 
10:00 a.m.
Convexity, the Weyl group and Time Optimal Control of Spin Systems.
Navin Khaneja*, Harvard University
(104449166) 
10:30 a.m.
Virtual Tether Satellite Systems.
Islam I Hussein*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(104493155)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 10:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Topology to Dynamical Systems, II
Room 205, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
John C. Mayer, University of Alabama at Birmingham mayer@math.uab.edu
Lex G. Oversteegen, University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:00 a.m.
On homotopy equivalences of the Hawaiian earring.
Paul Fabel*, Mississippi State University
(104455238) 
10:30 a.m.
On the number of fixed points of orientation reversing planar homeomorphisms.
Jan P Boronski*, Auburn University
(104455218) 
11:00 a.m.
Locally connected models for Julia sets of polynomials.
Alexander M. Blokh, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Clinton P. Curry*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lex G. Oversteegen, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104437240) 
11:30 a.m.
Some Generalizations for Thurston's Classification of Gaps to the Map $\sigma_3$.
Jeffrey K Houghton*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104437232)

10:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 10:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of PDEs and ODEs (in honor of Karen Ames), III
Room 121, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville lenhart@math.utk.edu
Philip W. Schaefer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

10:00 a.m.
Cl_matcontL: an extention of Cl_matcont to Bifurcation analysis of large equilibrium systems in Matlab.
Mark Friedman*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
D. Bindel, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
J. Demmel, University of California at Berkeley
W. Govaerts, Ghent University
J. Hughes, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Yu. Kuznetsov, University of Utrecht
(10443779) 
10:30 a.m.
A diffusion model for the release of sterile mosquitoes.
Seth F. Oppenheimer*, Mississippi State University
(104492128) 
11:00 a.m.
A Mechanistic Model of Natural Coral Reefs and the Role of Fishing in Their Degragation.
Howie Weiss*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wendy Morrison, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abhinav Singh, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hao Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104492177) 
11:30 a.m.
Continuous Dependence on Modeling for Nonlinear IllPosed Problems.
Beth M. Campbell Hetrick*, Gettysburg College
Rhonda J. Hughes, Bryn Mawr College
(104435228)

10:00 a.m.

Sunday October 26, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Special Session on Gaussian Analysis and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, IV
Room 050, Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Organizers:
Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Dongsheng Wu, University of Alabama in Huntsville

1:00 p.m.
Almost Sure Exponential Behavior of a Directed Polymer in a Fractional Brownian Environment.
Frederi G Viens*, Dept. Statistics, Purdue University
Tao Zhang, JPMorgan, New York City
(10446016) 
2:00 p.m.
The distribution of trailing stop times for FBM and other Gaussian processes.
Villen Abramov, Kent State University
Kazim M. Khan, Kent State University
Oana Mocioalca*, Kent State University
(104460162) 
3:00 p.m.
Negative moments for a linear SPDE.
Carl Mueller*, University of Rochester
David Nualart, University of Kansas
(10446027)

1:00 p.m.