The Second Annual Regional Workshop in Mathematics & Statistics

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Schedule for Saturday, Nov 20, 1999

8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast, Burnett Hall

9:00 - 10:20 SESSION 1

Combinatorics and Commutative Algebra Burnett 121 Numerical semigroups and whatnot
Kurt Herzinger
Prime ideal pictures
Sylvia Wiegand
Factoring algebraic numbers into factors of low degree
Roger Wiegand
Differential Equations Burnett 125 Existence of solutions to a discrete fourth-order Lidstone boundary value problem
Rich Avery
Simple applications of difference equations
Al Peterson
Second-order linear differential equations--Sturmian theory and oscillations
Lynn Erbe
Groups and Semigroups Burnett 119 Groups and computational complexity
Jean-Camille Birget
How fast can a group grow?
Susan Hermiller
Mathematical Modeling Burnett 126 A mathematical model of cavern formation
David Logan
The simplest mathematical models of political rivalry
Alexander Mikhailov
Operator Algebras and Functional Integration Burnett 118 Irrational numbers and the function sin(1/x)
Dave Skoug
How to compare two subspaces of Hilbert space
Larry Brown
Byung-Jay Kahng
Statistics Burnett 124 Estimating animal populations using capture-recapture techniques
Linda Young
Creating statistical applications for the web
Gavin Cross
Statistical methods for constructing ozone exposure metrics
Erin Blankenship

10:20 - 10:50 Break, Burnett Hall

10:50 - 12:10 SESSION 2

Combinatorics and Commutative Algebra Burnett 121 Integer programming and direct sum decompositions
Karl Kattchee
Maximum independent sets of small size in finite simple graphs
Patricia Nelson
A block-size bound for Steiner 6-wise balanced designs
Mike Ira
Differential Equations Burnett 125 Boundary value problems on a measure chain
Elvan Akin
An introduction to distributional solutions to ODEs and PDEs
Keith Agre
Good sampling times for sampled-data control systems
Mustafa Bashir
Groups and Semigroups Burnett 119 Computing with infinite groups
Steve Lindblad
Knots and Crayons
Mark Brittenham
SL2(Z) and its tree
Lisa Orlandi-Korner
Mathematical Modeling Burnett 126 Roads, wheels, and Fourier series
Leon Hall
The track of a bicycle back tire and Ricatti equations
Steve Dunbar
Operator Algebras and Functional Integration Burnett 118 A weak convergence problem
Lance Nielsen,
The numerical range or the field of values of a linear operator
Valentin Matache
Local maps
Randy Crist
Statistics Burnett 124 Enhancing your graduate studies through research assistantships--a discussion of my experiences as a graduate student researcher
Jane Meza
Use of microsatellites to determine parentage
Steve Kachman

12:10 - 1:10 Lunch, Burnett Hall