AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Friday, December 14, 2018 03:30:06
Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting
 Northeastern University, Boston, MA
 April 2122, 2018 (Saturday  Sunday)
 Meeting #1139
Steven H Weintraub, AMS shw2@lehigh.edu
Saturday April 21, 2018

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algorithmic Group Theory and Applications, I
431, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York dkahrobaei@gc.cuny.edu
Antonio Tortora, University of Salerno

8:00 a.m.
Postquantum Groupbased Cryptography and Hidden Subgroup Problem.
Delaram Kahrobaei*, City University of New York, Graduate Center PhD Program in Computer Science, New York University, Computer Science Dept
(113900429) 
8:30 a.m.
Partition Numbers of Finite Solvable Groups.
Tuval Foguel*, Adelphi University
(113920170) 
9:00 a.m.
Complexity of the subgroup membership problem in SL(2,Z).
Vladimir Shpilrain*, The City College of New York
(113920148) 
9:30 a.m.
Random free semigroups in solvable groups.
Keivan MallahiKarai*, Jacobs University
(113920425) 
10:00 a.m.
No positive cone in a free product is regular.
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Zoran Sunic, Hofstra University
(113920414) 
10:30 a.m.
Spectra of automata.
Andrzej Zuk*, University of Paris 7
(113920448)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Geometry in Nonsmooth Spaces, I
296, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati
Gareth Speight, University of Cincinnati speighgh@ucmail.uc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Traveling salesman and singular integrals.
Sean Li*, University of Connecticut
(113928396) 
8:30 a.m.
Small unions of affine subspaces and skeletons via Baire category.
Alan Chang, University of Chicago
Marianna Csornyei*, University of Chicago
Kornelia Hera, Eotvos Lorand University
Tamas Keleti, Eotvos Lorand University
(113928680) 
9:00 a.m.
Singular integrals on $C^{1,\alpha}$ intrinsic graphs in the Heisenberg group.
Vasileios Chousionis*, University of Connecticut
(113942389) 
9:30 a.m.
Quasisymmetric and biLipschitz extensions on Euclidean spaces.
Vyron Vellis*, University of Connecticut
Matthew Badger, University of Connecticut
(113930226) 
10:00 a.m.
Geometric measure theory in the Heisenberg group.
Jeremy T Tyson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(113928227) 
10:30 a.m.
Smooth boundary extensions of biholomorphisms and the Liouville theorem in subRiemannian manifolds.
Luca Capogna*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(113958163)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Dynamics, I
159, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Jacqueline M. Anderson, Bridgewater State University
Robert Benedetto, Amherst College
Joseph H. Silverman, Brown University jhs@math.brown.edu

8:00 a.m.
The cycle structure of unicritical polynomials in finite fields.
Andrew Bridy*, Texas A&M University
Derek Garton, Portland State University
(11391147) 
8:30 a.m.
Randomness in $\bmod p$ orbits.
Adam D Towsley*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(113911573) 
9:00 a.m.
Counting periodic points on quotients of varieties over $\mathbb{F}_q$.
Laura S. Walton*, Brown University
(113911520) 
9:30 a.m.
$p$adic Hubbard Trees.
Cara Mullen*, Harper College
(113911405) 
10:00 a.m.
NonArchimedean Hénon maps, attractors, and horseshoes.
Kenneth Allen, University of Massachusetts Lowell
David DeMark, Carleton College
Clayton Petsche*, Oregon State University
(11391164) 
10:30 a.m.
A nonarchimedean $\lambda$lemma and Jstability.
Thomas Silverman*, Brown University
(113937279)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Aspects of Nilpotent Orbits, I
155, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Anthony Iarrobino, Northeastern University a.iarrobino@neu.edu
Leila Khatami, Union College
Juliana Tymoczko, Smith College

8:00 a.m.
Prism tableaux and alternating sign matrices.
Anna E Weigandt*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(113905121) 
8:30 a.m.
Centralizers of nilpotent elements.
George J McNinch*, Tufts University
(113920330) 
9:00 a.m.
Slodowy slices and Hessenberg varieties.
Peter Crooks*, Leibniz University Hannover
Hiraku Abe, Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute
(11392254) 
9:30 a.m.
Tau Signatures and characters of Weyl Groups.
Alfred G Noel*, University of Massachusetts Boston
Steven Jackson, University of Massachusetts Boston
Todor Milev, University of Massachusetts Boston
Thomas FolzDonahue, University of Massachusetts Boston
(11392244) 
10:00 a.m.
Slicing and Flopping: The Geometry of SO(4) Models.
Jonathan Esole*, Northeastern University
(113914459) 
10:30 a.m.
A classification of spherical Schubert varieties in the Grassmannian.
Reuven Hodges*, Northeastern University
Venkatramani Lakshmibai, Northeastern University
(113920278)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Representation Theory, I
154, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Laura Colmenarejo, York University laura.colmenarejo.hernando@gmail.com
Ricky Liu, North Carolina State University
Rosa Orellana, Dartmouth College

8:00 a.m.
Catalan polynomials and $k$Schur functions.
Jonah Blasiak*, Drexel University
Jennifer Morse, University of Virginia
Anna Pun, Drexel University
Dan Summers, Drexel University
(113905404) 
8:30 a.m.
Combinatorics of KostkaFoulkes polynomials.
Cédric Lecouvey, University of Tours, France
Cristian Lenart*, State University of New York at Albany
(113905443) 
9:00 a.m.
Symmetric group and Hecke algebra actions on ordered set partitions.
Jia Huang, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Brendon Rhoades*, University of California, San Diego
Travis Scrimshaw, University of Queensland
(113905617) 
9:30 a.m.
Symmetric group representations and Macdonald eigenoperators.
Andrew T Wilson*, University of Pennsylvania
(113905506) 
10:00 a.m.
The genesis of involutions.
Mahir Bilen Can, Associate professor
Ozlem Ugurlu*, Graduate Student
(11390511) 
10:30 a.m.
The action of the symmetric group on a generalization of the free Lie algebra: a CataLAnKe Theorem.
Tamar Friedmann*, Smith College
Phil Hanlon, Dartmouth College
Richard P. Stanley, MIT
Michelle L. Wachs, University of Miami
(113905109)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Connections Between Trisections of 4manifolds and Lowdimensional Topology, I
315, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Jeffrey Meier, University of Georgia
Juanita PinzonCaicedó, North Carolina State University jpinzon@ncsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Informal Problem Session 
9:00 a.m.
Calculating the intersection form from a trisection diagram.
Trenton F Schirmer*, University of Georgia
(113957568) 
9:30 a.m.
Kernels of splitting homomorphisms and group trisections.
Michael R Klug*, UC Berkeley
(113957579) 
10:00 a.m.
Trisecting an $S^2$ bundle over $\mathbb{RP}^2$.
Marla Williams*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(113954534) 
10:30 a.m.
A Khovanovtheoretic invariant of bridge trisections.
Adam R Saltz*, University of Georgia
(113957450)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamical systems, Geometric Structures and Special Functions, I
267, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Alessandro Arsie, University of Toledo
Oksana Bihun, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs obihun@uccs.edu

8:00 a.m.
Dilogarithm identities in cluster algebras from Hamiltonian/Lagrangian point of view.
Michael Gekhtman*, University of Notre Dame
(113957357) 
9:00 a.m.
Toward the classification of Exceptional Orthogonal Polynomials: a progress report.
Robert Milson*, Dalhousie University
(113933422) 
10:00 a.m.
Recent results on the bispectrality of integrable systems.
Alex Kasman*, College of Charleston
(11393378)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamics in Combinatorial Number Theory, I
456, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Stanley Eigen, Northeastern University
Daniel Glasscock, Northeastern University d.glasscock@northeastern.edu
Vidhu Prasad, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

8:00 a.m.
Classifying general odometers: spectrum, geometric group theory, and orbit equivalence.
Stefanos Orfanos, De Paul University
Ayşe Şahin*, Wright State University
Ilie Ugarcovici, De Paul University
(113937106) 
8:30 a.m.
Speedups of ${\mathbb{Z}}^d$odometers.
Aimee S. A. Johnson*, Swarthmore College
David M McClendon, Ferris State University
(11392898) 
9:00 a.m.
On rankone infinite measurepreserving examples and extensions of properties of the Chacon transformation.
Cesar E. Silva*, Williams College
(113937644) 
9:30 a.m.
Solving the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma the Smale way.
Ethan Akin*, Mathematics Department, The City College of New York
(11393768) 
10:00 a.m.
Ergodic Ramsey Theory: some classical problems and recent advancements.
Vitaly Bergelson*, The Ohio State University
(11393781)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Extremal Graph Theory and Quantum Walks on Graphs, I
325, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Sebastian Cioabă, University of Delaware
Mark Kempton, Harvard University
Gabor Lippner, Northeastern University
Michael Tait, Carnegie Mellon University mtait@cmu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Extremal quantum walks.
Gabriel Coutinho*, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
(113905466) 
8:30 a.m.
Pretty Good State Transfer on Paths.
Christopher M van Bommel*, Univeristy of Waterloo
(113981475) 
9:00 a.m.
Recent Progress in Discrete Quantum Walks.
Hanmeng Zhan*, University of Waterloo
(113905546) 
9:30 a.m.
Supersaturation in extremal enumeration.
Jonathan Cutler*, Montclair State University
A. J. Radcliffe, University of NebraskaLincoln
(113905539) 
10:00 a.m.
The bipartite $K_{2,2}$free process and Ramsey numbers.
Deepak Bal*, Montclair State University
Patrick Bennett, Western Michigan University
(113905667) 
10:30 a.m.
A spanning treereducing surgery and partial factor majorization.
John T. Saccoman*, Seton Hall University
(11390510)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Facets of Symplectic Geometry and Topology, I
204, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Tara Holm, Cornell University
Jo Nelson, Columbia University
Jonathan Weitsman, Northeastern University j.weitsman@neu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Moduli spaces of quilted disks mapping to $\mathbb{CP}^1$ and $\mathbb{CP}^2$.
Nathaniel Bottman*, IAS/Princeton
(113957167) 
9:00 a.m.
On Stein manifolds diffeomorphic to Euclidean space.
Kyler Bryce Siegel*, Columbia University / MIT
(113951207) 
10:00 a.m.
Product structures for Legendrian submanifolds with generating families.
Ziva Myer*, Duke University
(113957186)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Analysis of Fluid Equations, I
285, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Robert McOwen, Northeastern University
Peter Topalov, Northeastern University p.topalov@northeastern.edu

8:00 a.m.
Riemann Hilbert problems of soliton equations.
WenXiu Ma*, University of South Florida
(113935379) 
9:00 a.m.
Proving Uniqueness of Solutions for Burgers Equation Entropic for a Single Entropy, with Eye Towards Systems Case.
Sam G. Krupa*, The University of Texas at Austin
Alexis F. Vasseur, The University of Texas at Austin
(11393594) 
10:00 a.m.
Fredholm properties of the $L^2$ exponential map in 2D and 3D hydrodynamics.
Gerard Misiolek*, University of Notre Dame
(113958245)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Moduli Spaces, I
105, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
AnaMarie Castravet, Northeastern University
Emanuele Macrí, Northeastern University e.macri@northeastern.edu
Benjamin Schmidt, University of Texas
Xiaolei Zhao, Northeastern University

8:00 a.m.
Are affine invariant submanifolds affine?
Dawei Chen*, Boston College
(113914160) 
9:00 a.m.
Measures of irrationality of the Fano scheme of lines of a cubic threefold.
Frank Gounelas*, Humboldt University of Berlin
(113914290) 
10:00 a.m.
Interpolation problems for curves in projective space.
Isabel Vogt*, MIT
(113914199)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homological Commutative Algebra, I
161, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Sean SatherWagstaff, Clemson University
Oana Veliche, Northeastern University O.Veliche@northeastern.edu

8:00 a.m.
Ordinal length and local cohomology.
Hans Schoutens*, City University of New York (CUNY)
(11391385) 
8:30 a.m.
Local Cohomology of Thickenings.
Jenny Kenkel*, University of Utah
(113913147) 
9:00 a.m.
Conditions on Koszul cohomology guaranteeing finite length local cohomology.
Patricia J Klein*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(113913619) 
9:30 a.m.
Local cohomology of Fpure rings.
Alessandro De Stefani*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Eloísa Grifo, University of Virginia
Luis NúñezBetancourt, CIMAT (Mexico)
(11391374) 
10:00 a.m.
Frobenius Complexity for Pairs.
Janet Page*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(113913588) 
10:30 a.m.
Betti numbers of Frobenius powers of ideals in characteristic $p > 0$.
Rebecca R.G.*, Syracuse University
Claudia Miller, Syracuse University
Hamid Rahmati, Miami University of Ohio
(113913530)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Perspectives in Quantum Information Theory, I
420, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Aram Harrow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher King, Northeastern University c.king@northeastern.edu

8:00 a.m.
A nonlocal game that cannot be played optimally using a finite amount of entanglement.
Zhengfeng Ji, University of Technology Sydney
Debbie Leung*, University of Waterloo
Thomas Vidick, Caltech
(113981218) 
8:30 a.m.
Classical Homomorphic Encryption for Quantum Circuits.
Urmila Mahadev*, UC Berkeley
(113968105) 
9:00 a.m.
Lowdegree testing for quantum states.
Anand Natarajan*, MIT
Thomas Vidick, California Institute of Technology
(113968301) 
9:30 a.m.
Classical Lower Bounds from Quantum Upper Bounds.
Shalev BenDavid*, University of Maryland
Adam Bouland, University of California, Berkeley
Ankit Garg, Microsoft Research
Robin Kothari, Microsoft Research
(113981592) 
10:00 a.m.
Symmetric Informationally Complete Measurements Identify the Essential Difference between Classical and Quantum.
John B. DeBrota*, University of Massachusetts Boston
Christopher A. Fuchs, University of Massachusetts Boston
Blake C. Stacey, University of Massachusetts Boston
(113981628) 
10:30 a.m.
On the existence of symmetric quantum measurements.
Jon Yard*, University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute
(113981701)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Problems of Relativistic Physics: Classical and Quantum, I
435, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Michael Kiessling, Rutgers University
A. Shadi TahvildarZadeh, Rutgers University shadit@math.rutgers.edu

8:00 a.m.
Singularity Formation in General Relativity.
Jared Speck*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(113935184) 
8:30 a.m.
The asymptotically selfsimilar regime for the Einstein vacuum equations.
Yakov ShlapentokhRothman*, Princeton University
(113935149) 
9:00 a.m.
On the polarisation of light in nonlinear vacuum electrodynamics.
Volker Perlick*, ZARM, University of Bremen, Germany
Claus Laemmerzahl, ZARM, University of Bremen, Germany
Alfredo Macias, UAMI, Mexico City, Mexico
(113978347) 
9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear stability for the MaxwellBornInfeld system on a Schwarzschild background.
Federico Pasqualotto*, Princeton University
(113983128) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalrelativistic hydrogenic atoms.
Moulik Kallupalam Balasubramanian*, Rutgers University Mathematics Dept., New Brunswick NJ
(113983658) 
10:30 a.m.
On the static spacetime of a point charge, assuming the BoppLandeThomasPodolsky law of the electromagnetic vacuum.
Erik Amorim*, Rutgers University
(113983262)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory, I
247, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Van C. Nguyen, Hood College nguyen@hood.edu
Alex Martsinkovsky, Northeastern University
Gordana Todorov, Northeastern University

8:00 a.m.
The boundary of irreducible components: T. Maeda's example.
Markus Schmidmeier*, Florida Atlantic University
(113947291) 
8:30 a.m.
Involutions of $\text{G}_2$ over fields.
John Hutchens*, WinstonSalem State University
N Schwartz, Washington College
(11392030) 
9:00 a.m.
Discriminants of quantum groups at root of unity.
Bach Nguyen*, Louisiana State University
Kurt Trampel, Louisiana State Univeristy
Milen Yakimov, Louisiana State University
(113916282) 
9:30 a.m.
Representations of 4dimensional Sklyanin algebras through Poisson geometry.
Chelesa Walton, Temple University
Xingting Wang*, Temple University
Milen Yakimov, Louisiana State University
(113916392) 
10:00 a.m.
Maximal Subalgebras of FiniteDimensional Algebras with Applications.
Alexander H Sistko*, University of Iowa
Miodrag C Iovanov, University of Iowa
(113916190) 
10:30 a.m.
Module theoretic aspects of Iwasawa theory.
Frauke M. Bleher*, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Iowa
(113916216)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear ReactionDiffusion Equations and Their Applications, I
283, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Nsoki Mavinga, Swarthmore College
Quinn Morris, Swarthmore College qmorris1@swarthmore.edu

8:00 a.m.
Uniqueness of positive radial solutions for infinite semipositone $p$Laplacian problems in exterior domains.
K.D. Chu, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
D.D. Hai, Mississippi State University
Ratnasingham Shivaji*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(113934158) 
8:30 a.m.
An existence result for superlinear semipositone $p$Laplacian systems on the exterior of a ball.
Maya Chhetri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Lakshmi Sankar, Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad
Ratnasingham Shivaji, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Byungjae Son*, Wayne State University
(11393453) 
9:00 a.m.
Positive solutions for a class of singular problems on exterior domains.
Maya Chhetri*, UNC Greensboro
Pavel Drabek, University of West Bohemia
R. Shivaji, UNC Greensboro
(113935338) 
9:30 a.m.
Characterizing SteklovRobin Eigencurves.
Stephen B Robinson*, Wake Forest University
Mauricio Rivas, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(113935402) 
10:00 a.m.
Bifurcation from infinity and multiplicity of solutions for nonlinear diffusion equations with nonlinear boundary conditions.
M. N. Nkashama*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
N. Mavinga, Swarthmore College
(113935456) 
10:30 a.m.
Bifurcation of positive solutions to scalar reactiondiffusion equations with nonlinear boundary condition.
Ping Liu, Harbin Normal University
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary
(113935195)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Optimization Under Uncertainty, I
315, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Yingdong Lu, IBM Research yingdong@us.ibm.com
Mark S. Squillante, IBM Research

8:00 a.m.
A Dynamic Programming Approach to Optimal Regulation Service Deployment of Electric Vehicles.
Fatma Selin Yanikara*, Boston University
Michael Caramanis, Boston University
(113990634) 
8:30 a.m.
Learning for control: the role of model approximation.
Munther Dahleh*, MIT
(113937481) 
9:00 a.m.
Online Resource Allocation with Applications to Revenue Management.
David SimchiLevi*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Will Ma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(113990247) 
9:30 a.m.
Reinforcement Learning: Connections between MDPs and MAB Problems.
Michael N Katehakis*, Rutgers University
Wesley Cowan, Rutgers University
Daniel Pirutinsky, Rutgers University
(113968318) 
10:00 a.m.
Slow and Stale Gradients Can Win the Race: ErrorRuntime Tradeoffs in Distributed SGD.
Sanghamitra Dutta, Carnegie Mellon University
Gauri Joshi, Carnegie Mellon University
Soumyadip Ghosh*, IBM Research AI
Parijat Dube, IBM Research
Priya Nagpurkar, IBM Research
(113990362) 
10:30 a.m.
Compressive Learning for Sequential Decision Process.
Mengdi Wang*, Princeton
(113968664)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Regularity of PDEs on Rough Domains, I
157, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Murat Akman, University of Connecticut murat.akman@uconn.edu
Max Engelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Twophase free boundary problem for harmonic measure with Hölder data.
Matthew Badger*, University of Connecticut
(11393522) 
8:30 a.m.
Logarithmic Epiperimetric inequality and the regularity of the freeboundary.
Luca Spolaor*, Princeton University
(11393546) 
9:00 a.m.
Quantitative Rectifiability and absolute continuity of harmonic measure.
Steve Hofmann*, University of Missouri  Columbia
(113942197) 
9:30 a.m.
The mixed boundary value problem in Lipschitz domains.
Katharine Ott*, Bates College
(113935260) 
10:00 a.m.
Exponential decay estimates for fundamental solutions of Schrödingertype operators.
Bruno Poggi*, University of Minnesota
Svitlana Mayboroda, University of Minnesota
(113935335) 
10:30 a.m.
Extrapolation of well posedness for higher order elliptic systems with rough coefficients.
Ariel Barton*, University of Arkansas
(11393552)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Relations Between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, I
215, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Amy AckerbergHastings,
David L. Roberts, Prince George's Community College robertsdl@aol.com

8:00 a.m.
Christopher Wren, John Wallis and the Cycloid.
Maria R Zack*, Point Loma Nazarene University
(11390172) 
8:30 a.m.
The History of Calculus as a Guide to Teaching Calculus.
Eugene Boman*, The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg campus
(113901212) 
9:00 a.m.
Calculus 18751920: The Lay of the Land.
Tom Bannon, Adelphi U.
Walter J. Meyer*, Adelphi U.
(113901143) 
9:30 a.m.
Teaching Calculus with Infinitesimals.
Rebecca Kathryn Vinsonhaler*, University of Texas  Austin
(113997263) 
10:00 a.m.
The importance of historical remarks in upper level undergraduate math classes: Calculus 3, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.
Malgorzata Aneta Marciniak*, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College
(113901689) 
10:30 a.m.
Enhancing a complex analysis course with historical context.
Maritza M. Branker*, Niagara University
(11399735)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Singularities of Spaces and Maps, I
220, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Terence Gaffney, Northeastern University
David Massey, Northeastern University d.massey@northeastern.edu

8:00 a.m.
On ChernSchwartzMacPherson and motivic Chern classes of singularities.
Richard Rimanyi*, UNC Chapel Hill
(113914360) 
9:00 a.m.
Deformation Formulas for Parametrizable Hypersurfaces.
Brian Anderson Hepler*, Northeastern University
(113914348) 
10:00 a.m.
Segre zeta functions.
Paolo Aluffi*, Florida State University
(113914177)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topics in Qualitative Properties of Partial Differential Equations, I
291, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Changfeng Gui, University of Texas at San Antonio
Changyou Wang, Purdue University
Jiuyi Zhu, Louisiana State University jzhu18@lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
A perturbation approach for Paneitz energy on standard three sphere.
Fengbo Hang*, New York University
Paul C Yang, Princeton University
(113949189) 
8:30 a.m.
A Hopf lemma and regularity for the fractional pLaplacians.
Wenxiong Chen*, Yeshiva University
Congming Li, University of Colorado at Boulder
Shijie Qi, Lanzhou University and Yeshiva University
(11393596) 
9:00 a.m.
MuckenhouptWheeden type bounds in quasilinear measure datum problems and their applications.
QuocHung Nguyen, Scuola Normale Superiore, Centro Ennio de Giorgi, Pisa, Italy.
Phuc Cong Nguyen*, Louisiana State University
(113935382) 
9:30 a.m.
The Sphere Covering Inequality and Its Applications.
Changfeng Gui, University of Texas at San Antonio
Amir Moradifam*, University of California, Riverside
(113935594)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topology of Biopolymers, I
220, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Erica Flapan, Pomona College eflapan@pomona.edu
Helen Wong, Carleton College

8:00 a.m.
On the duplexing of DNA's genetic and geometric codes.
Alex Kasman*, College of Charleston
(11399277) 
8:30 a.m.
Knot and link statistics for lattice models of biopolymers in tubes and nanochannels.
Chris Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
(113992535) 
9:00 a.m.
Persistent homology heatmaps of knots.
Catalina Betancourt, University of Iowa
Isabel K Darcy*, University of Iowa
Robert G Scharein, Hypnagogic Software
(113957513) 
9:30 a.m.
Analysis of Protein Structure via Persistent Homology.
Marcio Gameiro*, University of Sao Paulo and Rutgers University
Konstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers University
(113992587) 
10:00 a.m.
Chromosome conformation capture data suggests that the Rabl conformation reduces the topological complexity of the yeast genome.
Javier Arsuaga*, Depts. Molecular and Cellular Biology and Mathematics, UC Davis
(113992529) 
10:30 a.m.
Knotting probability of selfavoiding polygons under a topological constraint: A sum rule derived from the factorization property.
Tetsuo Deguchi*, Ochanomizu University
Erica Uehara, Ochanomizu University
(113992465)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Contributed Paper Session on AMS Contributed Paper Session, I
245, Ryder Hall

8:00 a.m.
Bright and Dark Soliton Solutions for the KP Equation.
Mutlu Akar*, Yildiz Technical University
Adem Cengiz Cevikel, Yildiz Technical University
(113935156) 
8:15 a.m.
Periodic and solitary wave solutions for the nonlinear evolution equations.
Adem Cengiz Cevikel*, Yildiz Technical University
Mutlu Akar, Yildiz Technical University
(113935157) 
8:30 a.m.
Discussion 
8:45 a.m.
Symmetry and Solutions to the Helmholtz equation inside an equilateral triangle.
Nathaniel Stambaugh*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Mark Semon, Bates College
(11393512) 
9:00 a.m.
Periodic problems for higher order linear hyperbolic equations.
Tariel Kiguradze, Florida Institute of Technology
Noha Aljaber*, Florida Institute of Technology
(11393550) 
9:15 a.m.
Normalized solutions for some fractional Schrödinger equations.
Santosh Bhattarai*, Trocaire College
(113935103) 
9:45 a.m.
Inverse source problem for the wave equation with reduced data: an explicit solution.
Ngoc Do*, University of Arizona
Leonid Kunyansky, University of Arizona
(113935123) 
10:00 a.m.
A fixed point method for a timedependent inverse diffusion coefficient problem for a parabolic partial differential equation.
Sedar Ngoma*, SUNY Geneseo
(113935541) 
10:15 a.m.
New additive functional inequalities and partial multipliers in Banach algebras.
Choonkil Park*, Hanyang University
(113939593) 
10:30 a.m.
Symplectic induction for the linking theory of shape dynamics.
P. P. Yu*, Westminster College
(113983101)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Number Theory, I
128, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Michael Bush, Washington and Lee University bushm@wlu.edu
Farshid Hajir, University of Massachusetts
Christian Maire, Université Bourgogne FrancheComté

8:30 a.m.
The 2Selmer group of a number field and heuristics for narrow class groups and signature ranks of units.
David S Dummit, University of Vermont
John Voight*, Dartmouth College
Richard Foote, University of Vermont
(113911108) 
9:00 a.m.
Heuristics for narrow class groups in number fields of even degree.
Benjamin K Breen*, Dartmouth College
(113911374) 
9:30 a.m.
Malle's conjecture for compositum of number fields.
Jiuya Wang*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(113911441) 
10:00 a.m.
Module structure of ArtinScheier theory for rank 2 elementary pabelian extensions.
Lauren Heller, University of California, Berkeley
Ján Mináč, Western University
Andrew Schultz*, Wellesley College
(113911270) 
10:30 a.m.
A Romantic Courtship of Massey Products, Koszul Algebras and Galois $p$extensions.
Jan Minac*, Western University
(113912250)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Effective Behavior in Random Environments, I
243, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Jessica Lin, McGill University jessica.lin@mcgill.ca
Charles Smart, University of Chicago

8:30 a.m.
Numerical methods in stochastic homogenization.
Tuomo Kuusi*, University of Oulu
(113935498) 
9:00 a.m.
A Liouville theorem for stationary and ergodic ensembles of parabolic systems.
Benjamin Fehrman*, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
(113935401) 
9:30 a.m.
Quenched central limit theorem rates of convergence for onedimensional random walks in random environments.
Sungwon Ahn*, Roosevelt University
Jonathon Peterson, Purdue University
(113960322) 
10:00 a.m.
Homogenization of pathwise HamiltonJacobi equations.
Benjamin Seeger*, University of Chicago
(113935558) 
10:30 a.m.
Continuity properties for boundary data homogenization problems.
William Feldman*, University of Chicago
(113935528)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Geometries Defined by Differential Forms, I
320, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Mahir Bilen Can, Tulane University mcan@tulane.edu
Sergey Grigorian, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Sema Salur, University of Rochester

8:30 a.m.
Killing Vector Fields on $G_2$ Manifolds.
Emily Autumn Windes*, University of Rochester
(113953564) 
9:00 a.m.
Geometric Structures on Manifolds with Special Holonomy and Applications.
Sema Salur*, University of Rochester
(113953562) 
9:30 a.m.
On G$_2$ manifolds with conic singularities.
Gao Chen*, Institute for Advanced Study
(113953555) 
10:00 a.m.
Complex $G_2$ Manifolds.
Selman Akbulut*, Michigan State University
(113957589)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, I
433, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Donatella Danielli, Purdue University
Irina Mitrea, Temple University imitrea@temple.edu

8:30 a.m.
Harmonic analysis techniques in several complex variables.
Loredana Lanzani*, Syracuse University
Elias M. Stein, Princeton University
(113932319) 
9:00 a.m.
The geometry of the free boundary near the fixed boundary generated by a fully nonlinear uniformly elliptic operator.
Emanuel Indrei*, Purdue University
(113935581) 
9:30 a.m.
Obstacle problems for nonlocal operators.
Donatella Danielli, Purdue University
Arshak Petrosyan, Purdue University
Camelia Pop*, University of Minnesota
(113935306) 
10:00 a.m.
Spacetime strong unique continuation for nonlocal parabolic equations.
Agnid Banerjee, TIFR, CAM Bangalore, India
Nicola Garofalo*, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Padova
(113935325) 
10:30 a.m.
Poisson integral representation formulas for elliptic systems in domains with Ahlfors regular boundaries.
Dorina Mitrea*, University of Missouri
(113942550)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras, Tensor Categories, and Homological Algebra, I
156, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Cris Negron, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Julia Plavnik, Texas A&M juliaplav@tamu.edu
Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M University

8:30 a.m.
Purely braided module categories.
Alexei Davydov*, Ohio University
Dmitri Nikshych, University of New Hampshire
(113918303) 
9:00 a.m.
Homogeneous spaces for compact quantum groups.
Alexandru Chirvasitu*, SUNY at Buffalo
(113916239) 
9:30 a.m.
Pointed finite tensor categories over abelian groups.
Ivan Angiono, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Cesar Galindo*, Universidad de los Andes
(113918608) 
10:00 a.m.
Reconstructing Kac quasiHopf algebras for grouptheoretical fusion categories via cleft extensions.
Henry Tucker*, UC San Diego
(113918694) 
10:30 a.m.
On semisimplification of tensor categories.
Pavel Etingof*, Department of Mathematics, MIT
Victor Ostrik, Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon
(113918289)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Polytopes and Discrete Geometry, I
265, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Gabriel Cunningham, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Mark Mixer, Wentworth Institute of Technology mixerm@wit.edu
Egon Schulte, Northeastern University

8:30 a.m.
Minimizing the mean projections of finite $\rho$separable packings.
Karoly Bezdek*, University of Calgary, Canada
Zsolt Langi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
(113952461) 
9:00 a.m.
Measuring weighted cutandproject sets.
Alexey Garber*, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(113952224) 
9:30 a.m.
Bodies of constant width and Meissner $n$polytopes.
Deborah Oliveros*, Instituto de Matemáticas UNAM
Tibor Bisztriczky, University of Calgary
(113952277) 
10:00 a.m.
Polarity and separation of convex cones.
Valeriu Soltan*, George Mason University
(113952137) 
10:30 a.m.
Extending robust versions of Tverberg's theorem.
Pablo Soberón*, Northeastern University
(113952514)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Topics in Toric Geometry, I
124, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Ivan Martino, Northeastern University i.martino@northeastern.edu
Emanuele Ventura, Texas A&M University

8:30 a.m.
Visualizing toric vector bundles.
Kelly A Jabbusch*, University of Michigan  Dearborn
(113914198) 
9:30 a.m.
The Conormal Variety of a Schubert variety.
Rahul Singh*, Northeastern University
(113914406) 
10:00 a.m.
Toric vector bundles and buildings.
Kiumars Kaveh*, University of Pittsburgh
Christopher Manon, University of Kentucky
(113914440)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Statistics, I
203, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Kaie Kubjas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elina Robeva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology erobeva@mit.edu

9:00 a.m.
An invitation to algebraic statistics: a brief overview.
Sonja Petrovic*, Chicago
(113962570) 
10:00 a.m.
The principal minor assignment problem and its application to learning determinantal point processes.
VictorEmmanuel Brunel*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(113962458) 
10:30 a.m.
Semialgebraic statistics of mixture models and restricted Boltzmann machines.
Anna Seigal*, UC Berkeley
Guido Montúfar, UCLA
(11396263)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic, Geometric, and Topological Methods in Combinatorics, I
158, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Florian Frick, Cornell University
Pablo Soberón, Northeastern University p.soberonbravo@northeastern.edu

9:00 a.m.
Money problems and Affine Semigroups.
Jesus A. De Loera*, University of California, Davis
(11395288) 
10:00 a.m.
Variations of the nerve theorem.
Luis Montejano*, National University of Mexico at Queretaro
Frédéric Meunier, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, CERMICS.
(11395549) 
10:30 a.m.
Lattices from Graph Associahedra.
Emily Barnard*, Northeastern University
Thomas McConville, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(113905365)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arrangements of Hypersurfaces, I
153, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Graham Denham, University of Western Ontario
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University a.suciu@neu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Generators of logarithmic derivation modules of hyperplane arrangements.
Takuro Abe*, Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University
(11393269) 
9:30 a.m.
A blowup algebra of hyperplane arrangements.
Mehdi Garrousian, Toronto, Ontario
Aron Simis, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Stefan Tohaneanu*, University of Idaho
(113913219) 
10:00 a.m.
Semiinverted linear spaces.
Georgy Scholten, North Carolina State University
Cynthia Vinzant*, North Carolina State University
(113914643) 
10:30 a.m.
Topology of very affine manifolds.
Laurentiu G Maxim*, University of WisconsinMadison
(113955178)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
126, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Nathan GlattHoltz, Tulane University
Vincent Martinez, Tulane University
Cecilia Mondaini, Texas A&M University cmondaini@math.tamu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Anomalous diffusion and the Generalized Langevin Equation.
Hung Nguyen*, Tulane University
(113960367) 
9:30 a.m.
Wave Propagation in Models of mRNA transport.
Veronica Ciocanel*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
Bjorn Sandstede, Brown University
(113935283) 
10:00 a.m.
Discussion

9:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The Analysis of Dispersive Equations, I
207, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Marius Beceanu, University at Albany mbeceanu@albany.edu
Andrew Lawrie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:00 a.m.
On the global regularity of certain quasilinear evolution models.
Alexandru D. Ionescu*, Princeton University
Benoit Pausader, Brown University
(113935703) 
9:30 a.m.
Degenerate dispersive equations.
Pierre Germain, New York University
Benjamin HarropGriffiths*, New York University
Jeremy L. Marzuola, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(113935129) 
10:00 a.m.
Sharp condition on stability for rotational NLSE in 3D.
Shijun Zheng*, Georgia Southern University
Christopher Leonard, Georgia Southern University
(113935118) 
10:30 a.m.
the effective equations for polaron, derivation and dynamics.
Rupert Frank, California Institute of Technology/University of Munich
Gang Zhou*, Binghamton University
(113935320)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on The Gaussian Free Field and Random Geometry, I
210, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Jian Ding, University of Pennsylvania dingjian@wharton.upenn.edu
Vadim Gorin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:00 a.m.
Random walks in random environments: a new approach.
Scott Sheffield*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(113960651) 
10:00 a.m.
On the Exceptional Sets of Gaussian Free Fields in Any Dimension.
Linan Chen*, McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(113960623)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Numerical Methods and Applications, I
220, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Vera Babenko, Ithaca College vbabenko@ithaca.edu

9:30 a.m.
Finite element simulation of wound healing.
Viktor Grigoryan*, Simmons College
(113965695) 
10:00 a.m.
Dynamics of Cooperation in Temporally Varying Environments.
Rebecca S. Terry*, University of Utah
Frederick R. Adler, University of Utah
(113992668) 
10:30 a.m.
Evolutionary game theory with applications to public health problems.
Feng Fu*, Dartmouth College
Xingru Chen, Dartmouth College
(113991204)

9:30 a.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 11:05 a.m.11:55 a.m.
Invited Address
Metric limits of CalabiYau manifolds.
Ballroom, Curry Student Center
Valentino Tosatti*, Northwestern University
(113953240) 
Saturday April 21, 2018, 1:55 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Invited Address
Random walk, random media and random geometry.
Ballroom, Curry Student Center
Jian Ding*, University of Pennsylvania
(113960176) 
Saturday April 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Extremal Graph Theory and Quantum Walks on Graphs, II
325, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Sebastian Cioabă, University of Delaware
Mark Kempton, Harvard University
Gabor Lippner, Northeastern University
Michael Tait, Carnegie Mellon University mtait@cmu.edu

2:00 p.m.
Jumps in speeds of hereditary properties in finite relational languages.
Caroline Terry*, University of Maryland, College Park
(113905473) 
2:30 p.m.
On the error of a priori sampling: zero forcing sets and propagation time.
Franklin H. J. Kenter*, United States Naval Academy
Jephian C.H. Lin, University of Victoria
(113905496) 
3:00 p.m.
For every quantum walk there is a (classical) lifted Markov chain with the same mixing time.
Danial Dervovic*, University College London
(11390525) 
3:30 p.m.
Quantum cloning derived from Quantum walks.
Alastair Kay*, Royal Holloway University of London
(113981257)

2:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Number Theory, II
128, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Michael Bush, Washington and Lee University bushm@wlu.edu
Farshid Hajir, University of Massachusetts
Christian Maire, Université Bourgogne FrancheComté

3:00 p.m.
Hasse Principles for Multinorm Equations.
Eva BayerFluckiger*, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Tingyu Lee, Dortmund University
Raman Parimala, Emory University
(113911130) 
3:30 p.m.
Heuristics for pclass towers.
Nigel Boston*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Michael R. Bush, Washington and Lee University
Farshid Hajir, University of Massachusetts  Amherst
(113911463) 
4:00 p.m.
A Nonabelian Version of the CohenLenstra Probability Measure.
Yuan Liu*, University of WisconsinMadison
(113911585) 
4:30 p.m.
Root Discriminant bounds in infinite towers number fields.
Ravi Ramakrishna*, Cornell University
(113911595)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Statistics, II
203, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Kaie Kubjas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elina Robeva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology erobeva@mit.edu

3:00 p.m.
Factoring graphs, matrices, and polynomials as tensor products.
LekHeng Lim, University of Chicago
Jose Israel Rodriguez*, University of Chicago
(113915527) 
3:30 p.m.
Typical and generic ranks in lowrank matrix completion.
Daniel Irving Bernstein*, North Carolina State University
Greg Blekherman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Rainer Sinn, FU Berlin
(113914131) 
4:00 p.m.
The geometry of discrete copulas.
Elisa Perrone*, LIDS / EECS Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA (USA)
(113962275) 
4:30 p.m.
A distributed, asynchronous Buchberger's algorithm.
Sara Jamshidi*, Penn State University
Jason Morton, Penn State University
(113914326)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic, Geometric, and Topological Methods in Combinatorics, II
158, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Florian Frick, Cornell University
Pablo Soberón, Northeastern University p.soberonbravo@northeastern.edu

3:00 p.m.
Simplicial resolutions and no kequal spaces.
Caroline Klivans*, Brown University
(113905605) 
3:30 p.m.
Symmetric Sums of Squares over kSubset Hypercubes.
Annie Raymond*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
James Saunderson, Monash University
Mohit Singh, Georgia Institute of Technology
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington
(113905323) 
4:00 p.m.
Abelian duality spaces.
Graham C. Denham, Department of Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada
Alexander I. Suciu*, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
(113955411) 
4:30 p.m.
Connections between Čech complexes and the Carathéodory orbitope.
Michal Adamaszek, MOSEK
Henry Adams*, Colorado State University
Florian Frick, Cornell University
(11395262)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algorithmic Group Theory and Applications, II
431, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Delaram Kahrobaei, City University of New York dkahrobaei@gc.cuny.edu
Antonio Tortora, University of Salerno

3:00 p.m.
Group and graph theoretic problems through rightangled Artin groups.
Ramón Flores, University of Seville, Spain
Delaram Kahrobaei, CUNY Graduate Center
Thomas Koberda*, University of Virginia
(113920403) 
3:30 p.m.
Solving the Conjugacy Decision Problem via Machine Learning.
Jonathan Gryak*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Robert M. Haralick, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Delaram Kahrobaei, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
(113920125) 
4:00 p.m.
Fast Quantum Algorithm for Solving Multivariate Quadratic Equations.
Kelsey Horan*, Ph.D. Program in Computer Science/The Graduate Center, CUNY
JeanCharles Faugere, UPMC University Paris 06 and INRIA, Paris Center
Delaram Kahrobaei, PhD Program in Computer Science/The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marc Kaplan, School of Informatics/University of Edinburgh and UPMC University Paris 06
Elham Kashefi, School of Informatics/University of Edinburgh and UPMC University Paris 06
Ludovic Perret, UPMC University Paris 06 and INRIA, Paris Center
(113968182) 
4:30 p.m.
Combinatorial Algebra and Fully Homomorphic Encryption for Implementation of Private Classification Algorithms.
Alexander N Wood*, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Vladimir Shpilrain, The City College of New York, CUNY
Ali Mostashari, LifeNome Inc.
Kayvan Najarian, The University of Michigan
Delaram Kahrobaei, The Graduate Center, CUNY
(113968519)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Geometry in Nonsmooth Spaces, II
296, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati
Gareth Speight, University of Cincinnati speighgh@ucmail.uc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Topologically nontrivial counterexamples to Sard's theorem.
Paweł Goldstein, University of Warsaw
Piotr Hajłasz*, University of Pittsburgh
Pekka Pankka, University of Helsinki
(113957351) 
3:30 p.m.
Null Lagrangian Measures in planes, compensated compactness and conservation laws.
Andrew Lorent*, University of Cincinnati
Guanying Peng, University of Arizona
(113935603) 
4:00 p.m.
Harmonic measure distribution functions for a class of multiplyconnected symmetrical slit domains.
Marie A. Snipes*, Kenyon College
(113930432) 
4:30 p.m.
Neumann heat flow and gradient flow for the entropy on nonconvex domains.
Janna Lierl*, University of Connecticut
KarlTheodor Sturm, University of Bonn
(113958420)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Dynamics, II
159, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Jacqueline M. Anderson, Bridgewater State University
Robert Benedetto, Amherst College
Joseph H. Silverman, Brown University jhs@math.brown.edu

3:00 p.m.
Local arboreal representations.
Jacqueline Anderson*, Bridgewater State University
Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
Bjorn Poonen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laura Walton, Brown University
(11391155) 
3:30 p.m.
When can two arboreal representations be isomorphic?
Thomas J Tucker*, University of Rochester
Wayne Peng, University of Rochester
(113911515) 
4:00 p.m.
Smallest representatives of $SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$orbits of binary forms and endomorphisms of $\mathbb{P}^1$.
Benjamin Hutz*, Saint Louis University
Michael Stoll, Universitat Bayreuth
(113937265) 
4:30 p.m.
A New `Height' in Arithmetic Dynamics.
Kenneth Jacobs*, Northwestern
(113937394)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Arrangements of Hypersurfaces, II
153, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Graham Denham, University of Western Ontario
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University a.suciu@neu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Supersolvable posets.
Christin Bibby*, University of Michigan
(113905533) 
3:30 p.m.
KazhdanLusztig polynomials of matroids.
Nicholas James Proudfoot*, University of Oregon
Max Wakefield, U.S. Naval Academy
Ben Young, University of Oregon
(113905231) 
4:00 p.m.
Equivariant cohomology and intersection cohomology of a completion of a hyperplane arrangement.
Tom Braden*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
June Huh, IAS and Princeton University
Jacob Matherne, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Nicholas Proudfoot, University of Oregon
Botong Wang, University of Wisconsin
(113914233) 
4:30 p.m.
Higher resonance in the braid arrangement.
Michael J Falk*, Northern Arizona University
(113905540)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Aspects of Nilpotent Orbits, II
155, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Anthony Iarrobino, Northeastern University a.iarrobino@neu.edu
Leila Khatami, Union College
Juliana Tymoczko, Smith College

3:00 p.m.
Reverse plane partitions via representations of quivers I.
Alexander Garver, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rebecca Patrias*, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Hugh Thomas, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
(113905261) 
3:30 p.m.
Reverse plane partitions via representations of quivers II.
Alexander Garver*, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rebecca Patrias, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Hugh Thomas, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
(113905246) 
4:00 p.m.
Reverse plane partitions via representations of quivers III.
Alexander Garver, Université du Québec à Montréal
Rebecca Patrias, Université du Québec à Montréal
Hugh Thomas*, Université du Québec à Montréal
(113905311) 
4:30 p.m.
Admissible modules and normality of classical nilpotent orbits.
Kayue Daniel Wong*, Cornell University
Dan Barbasch, Cornell University
(113922409)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Representation Theory, II
154, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Laura Colmenarejo, York University laura.colmenarejo.hernando@gmail.com
Ricky Liu, North Carolina State University
Rosa Orellana, Dartmouth College

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotics and bounds of skew SYTs, Kronecker and LittlewoodRichardson coefficients.
Greta Panova*, University of Pennsylvania and Institute for Advanced Study
(113905249) 
3:30 p.m.
Spectral properties of shuffling operators in symmetric group algebras.
Nadia Lafrenière, Université du Québec à Montréal
Franco V Saliola*, Université du Québec à Montréal
Stéphanie Schanck, Université du Québec à Montréal
(113905556) 
4:00 p.m.
Chromatic symmetric functions and $e$positivity.
Samantha Dahlberg*, The University of British Columbia
(113905214) 
4:30 p.m.
Computing with the Quasisymmetric Power Sums.
Angela Hicks*, Lehigh University
Cristina Ballantine, College of the Holy Cross
Zajj Daugherty, City College of New York
Sarah Mason, Wake Forest University
Elizabeth Niese, Marshall University
(113905648)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Connections Between Trisections of 4manifolds and Lowdimensional Topology, II
315, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Jeffrey Meier, University of Georgia
Juanita PinzonCaicedó, North Carolina State University jpinzon@ncsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Diagrammatics of knotted surfaces.
Alexander Zupan*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(113957659) 
3:30 p.m.
Bridge trisections in $\mathbb{CP}^2$.
Peter LambertCole*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(113957682) 
4:00 p.m.
Quandle Invariants via Bridge Trisections.
Jason Joseph*, University of Georgia
(113957582) 
4:30 p.m.
Simplified broken Lefschetz fibrations and trisections.
R. Inanc Baykur*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Osamu Saeki, Kyushu University
(113957553)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical systems, Geometric Structures and Special Functions, II
267, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Alessandro Arsie, University of Toledo
Oksana Bihun, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs obihun@uccs.edu

3:00 p.m.
Generalized hypergeometric functions and integrable hydrodynamic type equations.
Yuji Kodama*, The Ohio State University
(113935136) 
4:00 p.m.
The Kleinian sigma function: Algebraic and transcendental aspects.
Emma Previato*, Boston University
(113933577)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Effective Behavior in Random Environments, II
243, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Jessica Lin, McGill University jessica.lin@mcgill.ca
Charles Smart, University of Chicago

3:00 p.m.
The EdwardsWilkinson limit for stochastic heat equation in high dimensions.
Yu Gu*, CMU
Lenya Ryzhik, Stanford University
Ofer Zeitouni, Weizmann Institute and Courant Institute
(11396057) 
3:30 p.m.
Homogenization of a class of onedimensional nonconvex viscous HamiltonJacobi equations with random potential.
Elena Kosygina*, Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Atilla Yilmaz, Koç University and NYU
Ofer Zeitouni, Weizmann Institute and NYU
(11396067) 
4:00 p.m.
The weighted pLaplacian and semisupervised learning.
Jeff Calder*, University of Minnesota
(113935340) 
4:30 p.m.
Stationary coalescing walks on the lattice.
Jon Chaika, University of Utah
Arjun Krishnan*, University of Rochester
(113960154)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamics in Combinatorial Number Theory, II
456, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Stanley Eigen, Northeastern University
Daniel Glasscock, Northeastern University d.glasscock@northeastern.edu
Vidhu Prasad, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

3:00 p.m.
IP sets and weakly mixing groups.
V Bergelson, Ohio State University
D Robertson*, University of Utah
(113937104) 
3:30 p.m.
Nilsequences and multiple correlations along subsequences.
Anh Ngoc Le*, Northwestern University
(11393786) 
4:00 p.m.
Problem Session

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Facets of Symplectic Geometry and Topology, II
204, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Tara Holm, Cornell University
Jo Nelson, Columbia University
Jonathan Weitsman, Northeastern University j.weitsman@neu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Symplectic embeddings in dimension greater than 4.
Dan CristofaroGardiner*, University of California, Santa Cruz
Richard Hind, Notre Dame University
Dusa McDuff, Barnard College
(113953201) 
4:00 p.m.
Symplectic cohomological rigidity and toric degenerations.
Susan Tolman*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(113953174)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Geometries Defined by Differential Forms, II
320, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Mahir Bilen Can, Tulane University mcan@tulane.edu
Sergey Grigorian, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Sema Salur, University of Rochester

3:00 p.m.
A heat flow of isometric $G_2$structures.
Sergey Grigorian*, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
(113953482) 
3:30 p.m.
Lagrangiantype submanifolds of G$_2$ and Spin$(7)$ manifolds.
Rebecca Glover*, University of St. Thomas
Sema Salur, University of Rochester
(113953666) 
4:00 p.m.
$G_2$structures and Ricci solitons.
Anna Fino*, Università di Torino
(113953188)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Analysis of Fluid Equations, II
285, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Robert McOwen, Northeastern University
Peter Topalov, Northeastern University p.topalov@northeastern.edu

3:00 p.m.
Beyond Arnold's geodesic framework of an ideal hydrodynamics I.
Boris Khesin*, University of Toronto
(113958113) 
4:00 p.m.
Beyond Arnold's geodesic framework of an ideal hydrodynamics II.
Anton Izosimov*, Toronto
(113958114)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Moduli Spaces, II
105, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
AnaMarie Castravet, Northeastern University
Emanuele Macrí, Northeastern University e.macri@northeastern.edu
Benjamin Schmidt, University of Texas
Xiaolei Zhao, Northeastern University

3:00 p.m.
On finite generation of the section ring of the determinant line bundle.
Angela Gibney*, Rutgers University
Prakash Belkale, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(113914471) 
4:00 p.m.
Cohomology stabilization of Hom spaces and Manin's conjecture.
David H Yang*, Harvard University
(113914206)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, II
433, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Donatella Danielli, Purdue University
Irina Mitrea, Temple University imitrea@temple.edu

3:00 p.m.
Localization of eigenfunctions via an effective potential.
David Jerison*, MIT
(113935269) 
3:30 p.m.
Boundary value problems for elliptic complex coefficient divergence form operators.
Jill Pipher*, Brown University
Martin Dindos, Univeristy of Edinburgh
(113935552) 
4:00 p.m.
Multidimensional Toeplitz operators with discontinuous symbols.
Michael E. Taylor*, Mathematics Dept., University of North Carolina
(11393566) 
4:30 p.m.
FatouType Results for Elliptic Systems in Uniformly Rectifiable Domains.
Marius Mitrea*, University of Missouri
(113942551)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Homological Commutative Algebra, II
161, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Sean SatherWagstaff, Clemson University
Oana Veliche, Northeastern University O.Veliche@northeastern.edu

3:00 p.m.
Completions of Noncatenary Local Domains.
Chloe I. Avery, UCSB College of Creative Studies
Caitlyn Booms, University of Notre Dame
Timothy M. Kostolansky, Williams College
Susan Loepp*, Williams College
Alex Semendinger, Williams College
(113913353) 
3:30 p.m.
Applying homological algebra to a problem on symbolic powers.
Eloísa Grifo*, University of Virginia
(113913341) 
4:00 p.m.
Hearing the Limiting Shape of a Hypersurface Configuration.
Robert M Walker*, University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI
(113913223) 
4:30 p.m.
Reduction numbers and multiplicity of the Sally module.
Laura Ghezzi*, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
(113913235)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras, Tensor Categories, and Homological Algebra, II
156, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Cris Negron, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Julia Plavnik, Texas A&M juliaplav@tamu.edu
Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M University

3:00 p.m.
Semisimple Hopf actions on path algebras of quivers.
Chelsea Walton*, Temple University
(113916387) 
3:30 p.m.
Extensions of YetterDrinfel'd Hopf Algebras I.
Yorck Sommerhäuser*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(113916500) 
4:00 p.m.
Extensions of YetterDrinfel'd Hopf Algebras II.
Yevgenia Kashina*, DePaul University
(113916544) 
4:30 p.m.
Examples of Reflection Hopf Algebras.
Ellen Kirkman*, Wake Forest University
Luigi Ferraro, Wake Forest University
W. Frank Moore, Wake Forest University
Robert Won, Wake Forest University
(113916395)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Perspectives in Quantum Information Theory, II
420, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Aram Harrow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher King, Northeastern University c.king@northeastern.edu

3:00 p.m.
Quantum states cannot be transmitted efficiently classically.
Ashley Montanaro*, University of Bristol
(113968345) 
3:30 p.m.
Exploiting wave function symmetries in quantum simulation.
James D Whitfield*, Dartmouth College
Sahil Gulania, University of Southern California
(113981426) 
4:00 p.m.
Quantum Algorithms for Connectivity: Applications and Analysis.
Shelby Kimmel*, Middlebury College
Michael Jarret, Perimeter Institute
Stacey Jeffery, Qusoft, CWI
Alvaro Piedrafita, Qusoft, CWI
(113981153) 
4:30 p.m.
Approximate unitary $t$designs by short random quantum circuits using nearestneighbor and longrange gates.
Aram W. Harrow, MIT
Saeed Mehraban*, MIT
(113981536)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Problems of Relativistic Physics: Classical and Quantum, II
435, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Michael Kiessling, Rutgers University
A. Shadi TahvildarZadeh, Rutgers University shadit@math.rutgers.edu

3:00 p.m.
Nonlinear stability of selfgravitating massive fields.
Philippe G. LeFloch*, Sorbonne University
(113983398) 
3:30 p.m.
Viscous dynamics in cosmological fluids.
Shabnam Beheshti*, Queen Mary University of London
(113983309) 
4:00 p.m.
Static perfect fluids in general relativity.
Annegret Y. Burtscher*, Rutgers University
(113983124) 
4:30 p.m.
Tidal energy in Newtonian twobody motion.
Shuang Miao, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sohrab M. Shahshahani*, UMass, Amherst
(11393575)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory, II
247, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Van C. Nguyen, Hood College nguyen@hood.edu
Alex Martsinkovsky, Northeastern University
Gordana Todorov, Northeastern University

3:00 p.m.
The tamewild dichotomy for infinite dimensional algebras and the BrauerThrall 3 conjectures.
Miodrag C Iovanov*, The University of Iowa
(113916670) 
3:30 p.m.
An introduction to derivators.
John M Zhang*, UCLA
(113918253) 
4:00 p.m.
Determinants of Graded Cartan matrices of Nakayama algebras.
Emre Sen*, Northeastern University
(113916418) 
4:30 p.m.
Twisted tensor products.
Anne V. Shepler*, Univ. of North Texas
Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M Univ.
(113916604)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear ReactionDiffusion Equations and Their Applications, II
283, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Nsoki Mavinga, Swarthmore College
Quinn Morris, Swarthmore College qmorris1@swarthmore.edu

3:00 p.m.
Dynamics of populations with individual variation in dispersal on bounded domains.
Robert Stephen Cantrell, Department of Mathematics, University of Miami and Institute for Applied Mathematics, Renmin University of China
Chris Cosner*, Department of Mathematics, University of Miami
Xiao Yu, Department of Mathematics, University of Miami
(11393558) 
3:30 p.m.
Effects of patch matrix and individual movement response on population persistence at the patchlevel.
Jim Cronin, Louisiana State University
Jerome Goddard II*, Auburn University Montgomery
R. Shivaji, University of North Carolina Greensboro
(113992627) 
4:00 p.m.
Behavior of solutions to an Elliptic Free Boundary Problem near a Neumann Fixed Boundary.
John Gemmer, Wake Forest University
Gary Moon, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sarah Raynor*, Wake Forest University
(11393551) 
4:30 p.m.
Spectral characterization of surfaces in shape recognition problems.
Mauricio Alexander Rivas*, University of North Carolina Greensboro
(113935524)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
126, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Nathan GlattHoltz, Tulane University
Vincent Martinez, Tulane University
Cecilia Mondaini, Texas A&M University cmondaini@math.tamu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Global Regularity for 1D Viscous Compressible Fluid Models with Degenerate Viscosity.
Peter Constantin, Princeton University
Theodore D Drivas*, Princeton University
Huy Q Nguyen, Princeton University
Federico Pasqualotto, Princeton University
(113935453) 
3:30 p.m.
Conic programming of a variational inequality for selfassembly.
David Shirokoff*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mahdi Bandegi, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(113935580) 
4:00 p.m.
Stability shift for the Muskat problem.
Diego Cordoba, ICMAT, Madrid
Javier GomezSerrano*, Princeton University
Andrej Zlatos, UCSD
(113935688) 
4:30 p.m.
Topological models of collective behavior: local interactions imply alignment.
Roman Shvydkoy*, UIC
Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland
(113935181)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Numerical Methods and Applications, II
220, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Vera Babenko, Ithaca College vbabenko@ithaca.edu

3:00 p.m.
Piecewise polynomial copulas.
Tatyana Sorokina*, Towson University
Min Ji, Towson University
Liang Dong, Towson University
(113941358) 
3:30 p.m.
Quadrature formulas for setvalued functions. Errors estimates. Optimization.
Vladyslav Babenko*, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
Vira Babenko, Ithaca College
Mariia Polischuk, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
(113941192) 
4:00 p.m.
Optimal recovery of three times differentiable functions on a convex polytope inscribed in a sphere.
Sergiy Borodachov*, Towson University
(11396542) 
4:30 p.m.
Approximation of some classes of setvalued periodic functions by generalized trigonometric polynomials.
Vira Babenko*, Ithaca College
Vladyslav Babenko, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
Mariia Polischuk, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
(113941193)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Optimization Under Uncertainty, II
315, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Yingdong Lu, IBM Research yingdong@us.ibm.com
Mark S. Squillante, IBM Research

3:00 p.m.
DataDriven Robust Optimization in Routing Problems.
Mehdi Behroozi*, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University
(113949707) 
3:30 p.m.
Dynamic Scheduling and Maintenance of a Deteriorating Server.
Jefferson Huang*, Cornell University
(113990266) 
4:00 p.m.
Multiresource fair sharing for multiclass workflows.
Li Zhang*, IBM Research
(113968653) 
4:30 p.m.
Adaptive and Resilient Revenue Maximizing Dynamic Resource Allocation and Pricing for CloudEnabled IoT Systems.
Muhammad Junaid Farooq*, New York University
Quanyan Zhu, New York University
(113949361)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Polytopes and Discrete Geometry, II
265, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Gabriel Cunningham, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Mark Mixer, Wentworth Institute of Technology mixerm@wit.edu
Egon Schulte, Northeastern University

3:00 p.m.
Parity representations of posets.
Jim Lawrence*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University
(113906430) 
3:30 p.m.
Neighbourtransitive codes in odd graphs.
Eugenia O'ReillyRegueiro*, IMUNAM
(113905647) 
4:00 p.m.
Counting Admissible Complexes for the XRay Transform over the twoelement Field.
Eric L Grinberg*, UMass Boson
Mehmet Orhon, University of New Hampshire
(113944606) 
4:30 p.m.
Geometric properties of involutions in classical groups.
Peter A Brooksbank*, Bucknell University
(113920287)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Regularity of PDEs on Rough Domains, II
157, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Murat Akman, University of Connecticut murat.akman@uconn.edu
Max Engelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:00 p.m.
Regularity Results for a Penalized Boundary Obstacle Problem.
Thomas Backing, Purdue University
Donatella Danielli*, Purdue University
Rohit Jain, McGill University
(11393595) 
3:30 p.m.
How to obtain parabolic theorems from their elliptic counterparts.
Blair Davey*, City College of New York, CUNY
(11393534) 
4:00 p.m.
Higher regularity of the free boundary in the parabolic Signorini problem.
Agnid Banerjee, TIFR CAM
Mariana Smit Vega Garcia*, University of Washington
Andrew K. Zeller, Purdue University
(113935220) 
4:30 p.m.
Solvability of Elliptic Equations with Lower Order Terms.
Jose Luis Luna Garcia*, University of Missouri Columbia
Steve Hofmann, University of Missouri Columbia
Svitlana Mayboroda, University of Minnesota
Simon Bortz, University of Minnesota
Bruno Poggi, University of Minnesota
(113935455)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Relations Between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, II
215, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Amy AckerbergHastings,
David L. Roberts, Prince George's Community College robertsdl@aol.com

3:00 p.m.
Finding the center of a circular starting line in an ancient Greek stadium.
Chris Rorres*, Drexel University
(11390161) 
3:30 p.m.
Lewis Carroll should have taught sixth grade math.
Stuart Moskowitz*, Humboldt State University
(113901683) 
4:00 p.m.
Military calculating machines 19201945.
Theodora J Dryer*, Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
(113901686) 
4:30 p.m.
Emergency Training: Mathematics for the Engineer during the Second World War.
Brit Shields*, University of Pennsylvania
(113901671)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Singularities of Spaces and Maps, II
220, Behrakis Hall
Organizers:
Terence Gaffney, Northeastern University
David Massey, Northeastern University d.massey@northeastern.edu

3:00 p.m.
A new approach to rational singularities.
Sándor J Kovács*, University of Washington
(11391433) 
4:00 p.m.
Deficient conormal singularities and local volumes.
Antoni K Rangachev*, University of Chicago
(113914548)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on The Analysis of Dispersive Equations, II
207, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Marius Beceanu, University at Albany mbeceanu@albany.edu
Andrew Lawrie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:00 p.m.
Scattering below the ground state threshold for nonlinear Schrödinger equations.
Benjamin Dodson, Johns Hopkins University
Jason Murphy*, Missouri University of Science and Technology
(113935241) 
3:30 p.m.
Wellposedness for the cubic NLS on tori.
Haitian Yue*, UMass Amherst
(113935537) 
4:00 p.m.
Signature for Decay Rates and Trapped Surface Formation.
Xinliang An*, University of Toronto
(11393592) 
4:30 p.m.
Low Regularity Global Existence for the Periodic Zakharov System.
E. L. Compaan*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(113935490)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on The Gaussian Free Field and Random Geometry, II
210, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Jian Ding, University of Pennsylvania dingjian@wharton.upenn.edu
Vadim Gorin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:00 p.m.
Upper Tail Large Deviations in First Passage Percolation.
Allan Sly*, Princeton University
Riddhipratim Basu, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Shirshendu Ganguly, University of California, Berkeley
(113960230) 
4:00 p.m.
Nonintersecting Random Walks and Gaussian Free Field.
Jiaoyang Huang*, Harvard
(113960255)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topics in Qualitative Properties of Partial Differential Equations, II
291, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Changfeng Gui, University of Texas at San Antonio
Changyou Wang, Purdue University
Jiuyi Zhu, Louisiana State University jzhu18@lsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
LojasiewiczSimon gradient inequalities and convergence of weak gradient flows to weak limits.
Paul M. N. Feehan*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(11393513) 
3:30 p.m.
The oblique derivative problem in Lipschitz domains.
Hongjie Dong*, Brown University
Zongyuan Li, Brown University
(113935141) 
4:00 p.m.
Layer solutions for a onedimenional nonlocal model of GinzburgLandau type.
Koshin Chen, University of Connecticut
Cyrill Muratov, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Xiaodong Yan*, University of Connecticut
(11393576)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topics in Toric Geometry, II
124, Ryder Hall
Organizers:
Ivan Martino, Northeastern University i.martino@northeastern.edu
Emanuele Ventura, Texas A&M University

3:00 p.m.
Fujita's Freeness Conjecture for ComplexityOne TVarieties.
Klaus Altmann, Freie Universität Berlin
Nathan Ilten*, Simon Fraser University
(113914127) 
4:00 p.m.
Irrational Toric Varieties.
Ata Firat Pir*, Texas A&M University
(113914470) 
4:30 p.m.
The Maximum Likelihood Degree of Toric Varieties.
Carlos Amendola, TU Munich
Nathan Bliss, UIC
Isaac Burke, National University of Ireland, Galway
Courtney R. Gibbons, Hamilton College
Martin Helmer, UC Berkeley
Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University
Evan D. Nash, Ohio State
Jose Israel Rodriguez*, University of Chicago
Daniel Smolkin, University of Utah Department of Mathematics
(113914532)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topology of Biopolymers, II
220, Shillman Hall
Organizers:
Erica Flapan, Pomona College eflapan@pomona.edu
Helen Wong, Carleton College

3:00 p.m.
A Natural Map from Random Walks to Equilateral Polygons in Any Dimension.
Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia
Philipp Reiter, University of Georgia
Clayton Shonkwiler*, Colorado State University
(113953572) 
3:30 p.m.
Sampling and theory for random embedded spatial graphs, with applications to topologically complex polymers.
Jason Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Clayton Shonkwiler, Colorado State University
(113953565) 
4:00 p.m.
Average crossing number and writhe of knotted random polygons in confinement.
Eric J Rawdon*, University of St. Thomas
(113957229) 
4:30 p.m.
Random linear embeddings of spatial graphs and configurations of Mobius ladders.
Erica Flapan, Pomona College
Kenji Kozai*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Ryo Nikkuni, Tokyo Woman's Christian University
(113992600)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday April 21, 2018, 5:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics
Imagination and knowledge.
Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall
Edward Frenkel*, University of California, Berkeley
(113900281)
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