AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Saturday, October 25, 2008 00:42:28
2008 Fall Central Section Meeting
Kalamazoo, MI, October 1719, 2008 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1043
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Friday October 17, 2008

Friday October 17, 2008, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Fetzer Center 
Friday October 17, 2008, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book SAle
Lobby, Fetzer Center 
Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Representations of Real and Padic Lie Groups, I
Room 1060, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Alessandra Pantano, University of California Irvine apantano@math.uci.edu
Annegret Paul, Western Michigan University annegret.paul@wmich.edu
Susana Alicia SalamancaRiba, New Mexico State University ssalaman@nmsu.edu

2:00 p.m.
Discussion 
2:30 p.m.
On dual $R$groups for classical $p$adic groups.
David Goldberg*, Purdue University
Alan Roche, University of Oklahoma
(104322179) 
3:00 p.m.
Theta dichotomy for the rank 2 metaplectic group.
Christian A Zorn*, The Ohio State University
(104322149) 
3:30 p.m.
Restrictions of Supercuspidal Representations to Maximal Compact Subgroups: the Case of SL(2).
Monica Nevins*, University of Ottawa
(10432042) 
4:00 p.m.
Branching laws for representations of real reductive groups.
David Vogan*, MIT
(10432234) 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Linear Codes Over Rings and Modules, I
Room 2020, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Steven T. Dougherty, University of Scranton doughertys1@Scranton.edu
Jay A. Wood, Western Michigan University jay.wood@wmich.edu

2:00 p.m.
Higher Weights for Codes over Rings.
Steven T. Dougherty*, University of Scranton
Sunghyu Han, University of Louisville
Hongwei Liu, Huazhong Normal University
(10431330) 
2:30 p.m.
Buildingup Constructions for SelfDual Codes.
JonLark Kim*, University of Louisville
Yoonjin Lee, Ewha Womans University
(10439429) 
3:00 p.m.
A Generalized GleasonPierceWard Theorem.
Xiaoyu Liu*, Wright State University
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville
(10439410) 
3:30 p.m.
Toric codes.
John B Little*, College of the Holy Cross
(10439438) 
4:00 p.m.
The Average MinSum Decoding Algorithm.
Nathan Axvig*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(104394182) 
4:30 p.m.
Rational power series and sequential codes.
Xiangdong Hou*, University of South Florida
S. R. LopezPermouth, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
B. R. ParraAvila, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
(104313160) 
5:00 p.m.
Problem Session

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, I
Room 2030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York Binghamton menger@math.binghamton.edu
Arturo Magidin, University of LouisianaLafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Robert F. Morse, University of Evansville rfmorse@evansville.edu

2:00 p.m.
A Sharp Bound on the Diameter of the Rubik's Cube Group.
David Letscher*, Saint Louis University
(104320138) 
3:00 p.m.
Using nonassociative rings for $p$groups.
James B Wilson*, The Ohio State University
(104320107) 
3:30 p.m.
"Geometric" Resolutions of Bieberbach Groups.
Marc Roeder*, National University of Ireland, Galway
(104357168) 
4:00 p.m.
Computing homological functors of polycyclic groups.
Robert Fitzgerald Morse*, University of Evansville
(104320144) 
4:30 p.m.
On the Covering Number of Small Alternating Groups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York at Binghamton
Joanne L Redden*, Elmira College
(104320143) 
5:00 p.m.
A new classification of $2$generated $p$groups of class $2$.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Robert F Morse, University of Evansville
Azhana Ahmad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
(10432068)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applications, I
Room 1320, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
S. P. Singh, University of Western Ontario ssingh2@uwo.ca
Bruce B. Watson, Memorial University bruce2@math.mun.ca
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario msingh@uwo.ca

2:00 p.m.
Rational Approximation for a Quasilinear Parabolic Equation Occurring in Aerodynamics.
Paul M Gauthier*, Universite de Montreal
Nikolai N Tarkhanov, Universitaet Potsdam
(10433517) 
2:20 p.m.
Global Asymptotic Stability of Equilibria.
Mario Martelli*, Claremont Graduate University
(104337115) 
3:00 p.m.
Landweber method and its application to an inverse scattering problem.
TzuChu Lin*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(104347156) 
3:30 p.m.
Nonlinear density matrix method and its application to nanophotonics.
Mahi R Sigh*, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
(10437882) 
4:00 p.m.
Nonlinear Schrödinger equation method and its application to metallic crystals.
Ali Hatef, PhD student, The Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario,
R Singh Mahi*, Faculty,The Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario,
(10438196) 
4:30 p.m.
Infinite matrix theoretic interpretations of GollnitzGordon analytic identities.
A K Agarwal*, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
(10430558) 
5:00 p.m.
On a ParabolicHyperbolic System in Linear Thermo elasticity with nonlocal integral boundary conditions.
Lazhar Bougoffa, Faculty of Science , Department of Mathematics, AlImam University, Saudi Arabia
Ammar Khanfer*, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University, USA
(104335157)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Computation in Modular Representation Theory and Cohomology, I
Room 2016/2018, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Christopher P. Bendel, University of WisconsinStout bendelc@uwstout.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University terrell.hodge@wmich.edu
Brian J. Parshall, University of Virginia bjp8w@virginia.edu
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama pillen@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

2:00 p.m.
On affine KazhdanLusztig polynomials.
Leonard L Scott*, Dept. Mathematics, The University of Virginia
(10432088) 
3:00 p.m.
Support Varieties of Tilting Modules for $GL_n$.
Bobbe J Cooper*, University of Minnesota
(104320178) 
3:30 p.m.
Cohomology and Support Varieties for W(n).
Irfan Bagci*, The University of Georgia
(10431746) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Labeling, Graph Coloring, and Topological Graph Theory, I
Room 2345, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Arthur T. White, Western Michigan University arthur.white@wmich.edu
David L. Craft, Muskingum College craft@muskingum.edu

2:00 p.m.
Graph Labelings, Imbeddings, and Colorings.
Arthur T. White*, Western Michigan University
(10430506) 
2:30 p.m.
On Graceful Labelings of Cycles.
Jay S. Bagga*, Ball State University
(10430536) 
3:00 p.m.
Separation number of trees.
Zevi Miller*, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University
Tao Jiang, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University
Daniel Pritikin, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University
(10430571) 
3:30 p.m.
On Generalizing the "Lights Out" Game and a Generalization of Parity Domination.
Alexander Giffen, University of Dayton
Darren B Parker*, Grand Valley State University
(10430508) 
4:00 p.m.
Bimagic Labellings.
Alison Marr, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, USA 78626
N. C.K. Phillips, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL, USA 62901
W. D. Wallis*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL, USA 62901
(10430559) 
4:30 p.m.
Multiplicative and Combinatorial Labelings of Graphs.
Lowell W Beineke*, Indiana University  Purdue University Fort Wayne
Suresh M Hegde, National Institute of Technology Karnataka
(104305128) 
5:00 p.m.
Construction of a Small Regular Graph of Girth 5 and Degree 19.
Allen J. Schwenk*, Western Michigan University
(10430531)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, I
Room 2335, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Kate Kline, Western Michigan University kate.kline@wmich.edu
Christine Browning, Western Michigan University christine.browning@wmich.edu

2:00 p.m.
Mathematical knowledge for teaching: Coordinating mathematical and pedagogical perspectives.
Mark Thames*, University of Michigan
Hyman Bass, University of Michigan
(104397130) 
3:00 p.m.
Discussion Session of Bass and Thaymes Presentation 
3:30 p.m.
Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge Needed to Teach Fraction Division.
Theresa J. Grant*, Western Michigan University
JaneJane Lo, Western Michigan University
(10439791) 
4:30 p.m.
Structure of the Content Knowledge for TeachingMathematics (CKTM) Instrument with Preservice Teachers.
Jim Gleason*, The University of Alabama
(10439711)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Affine Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 1040/1050, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Shreeram Abhyankar, Purdue University ram@cs.purdue.edu
Anthony J. Crachiola, Saginaw Valley State University crachiola@member.ams.org
Leonid G. MakarLimanov, Wayne State University lml@math.wayne.edu

2:00 p.m.
Revisiting triangular derivations of k[X,Y,Z].
Daniel Daigle*, University of Ottawa (Canada)
(104314154) 
2:30 p.m.
Automorphisms of elliptic Poisson algebras.
Leonid MakarLimanov, Wayne State University
Umut Turusbekova, Eurasian National University
Ualbai Umirbaev*, Eurasian National University
(104316108) 
3:00 p.m.
Topological aspect of the Jacobian conjecture.
Teruo Asanuma*, Faculty of Science University of Toyama
(10431489) 
3:30 p.m.
Break 
4:00 p.m.
Embeddings of Danielewski hypersurfaces.
Lucy MoserJauslin*, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
PierreMarie Poloni, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
(10431423) 
4:30 p.m.
A note on $k[z]$automorphisms in two variables.
Eric Edo, University of New Caledonia
Arno van den Essen*, Radboud University Nijmegen
Stefan Maubach, Radboud University Nijmegen
(104313122) 
5:00 p.m.
Singular points of affine MLsurfaces.
Ratnadha Kolhatkar*, Ottawa University
(104314114)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Variational Analysis and its Applications, I
Room 1340, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University ledyaev@wmich.edu
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University qiji.zhu@wmich.edu

2:30 p.m.
Convex Functions: Characterizations, Constructions and Counterexamples.
Jonathan M Borwein*, University of Newcastle NSW and Dalhousie Univeesity NS
(104349196) 
3:00 p.m.
8 Queens, Sudoku, and Projection Methods.
Heinz Bauschke*, University of British Columbia Okanagan
(10439067) 
3:30 p.m.
On Chebyshev functions and Klee functions.
Shawn Xianfu Wang*, Mathematics, University of British Columbia
(104349100) 
4:00 p.m.
Spectral Manifolds.
A Daniilidis, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
J Malick, INRIA, France
A Lewis, Cornel University, USA
H Sendov*, The University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
(10435369) 
4:30 p.m.
Finding Best Approximation Pairs Relative to a Convex and a Proxregular Set in a Hilbert Space.
D. Russell Luke*, University of Delaware
(10439050) 
5:00 p.m.
CoJacobian for Locally Lipschitz Functions in Infinite Dimension.
Zsolt Páles, University of Debrecen
Vera M Zeidan*, Michigan State University
(104349172)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Optimization/Midwest Optimization Seminar, I
Room 1350, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University iouri.lediaev@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Sensitivity analysis in setvalued optimization.
Douglas E. Ward*, Miami University
Akhtar A. Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology
(10439097) 
3:30 p.m.
Necessary optimality conditions for bilevel programming problems.
Hung M Phan*, Wayne State University
(104349188) 
4:00 p.m.
Minmax game theory problems for coupled systems of PDEs and associated nonstandard Riccati equations.
Jing Zhang*, University of Virginia
(10433579) 
4:30 p.m.
Monotone Linear Relations: Maximality and Fitzpatrick Functions.
Heinz H Bauschke, UBC Okanagan
Xianfu Wang, UBC Okanagan
Liangjin Yao*, UBC Okanagan
(104346137)

3:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Field Theory, I
Room 1010, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
David Nadler, Northwestern University nadler@math.northwestern.edu

4:30 p.m.
Symmetric Functions and Caps.
Erik L Carlsson*, Northwestern University
(104305205)

4:30 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2008, 5:40 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Invited Address
Variational analysis: New trends and applications.
Room 1005, Fetzer Center
Boris S. Mordukhovich*, Wayne State University
(10434905)