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David Blackwell 
Richard Tapia 
Organizers:  

Douglas N. Arnold  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota 

Mathematics, University of Iowa 
Samuel Myers  Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota 
Tex Ostvig  UConnects, University of Minnesota 
Arlie O. Petters  Mathematics, Duke University 
Math is Cool!/Who Wants to Be a Mathematician?  
Flyer: pdf 
Description:
This is the fourth in a series of biannual conferences honoring David Blackwell and Richard Tapia, two seminal figures who inspired a generation of AfricanAmerican, Native American and Latino/Latina students to pursue careers in mathematics. Carrying forward their work, this one and a half day conference will
The conference will include a mix of activities including scientific talks; poster presentations; a panel discussion of career opportunities in mathematics, and another panel on recruitment and retention of a diverse mathematics workforce; and ample opportunities for discussion and interaction. A high point of the meeting will be the awarding, during the conference banquet on Saturday evening, of 2006 BlackwellTapia prize to William Massey, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in queuing theory, stochastic networks, and the modeling of communications systems, and in increasing diversity in the mathematical sciences. More information is in this news story and in the press release for the prize.
Complete the registration form if you wish to participate in the conference. There is no registration fee, but your registration must be confirmed by the IMA to participate. Limited funds are available for travel and local expenses and requests for funding may be made with the same form.
If you are in Minnesota on Thursday evening, November 2, be sure to catch Margaret Wright's talk How Hard Can It Be? in the Math Matters public lecture series.
Friday  Saturday   

Friday November 03, 2006  
12:00pm2:00pm  poster setup  Lind Hall 400  
1:30pm2:00pm  Coffee and registration  EE/CS 3176  
2:00pm2:30pm  Welcome and introduction  EE/CS 3180  
2:30pm3:00pm  From Massey to Blackwell: A study of nonstationary queueing control via sensitive optimality criteria  Mark Lewis (Cornell University)  EE/CS 3180  
3:00pm4:15pm  Panel discussion: Best practices for recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences  Farrah Chandler (University of North Carolina) Shirley Malcom (American Association for the Advancement of Science) David Manderscheid (The University of Iowa) William Vélez (University of Arizona)  EE/CS 3180  
4:15pm4:30pm  coffee break  EE/CS 3176  
4:30pm5:00pm  Branch decomposition techniques for discrete optimization  Illya Hicks (Texas A & M University)  EE/CS 3180  
5:00pm5:15pm  Conference photos  Lind Hall 400  
5:15pm6:30pm  Reception and poster sessionLind Hall 400  
Saturday November 04, 2006  
8:30am9:00am  coffee  EE/CS 3176  
9:00am9:30am  Computation of biological flows  Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University)  EE/CS 3180  
9:30am10:10am  short talksEE/CS 3230
 
9:30am10:10am  short talksEE/CS 3180
 
10:20am10:40am  coffee break  EE/CS 3176  
10:40am11:40am  short talksEE/CS 3180
 
10:40am11:40am  short talksEE/CS 3230
 
11:50am12:20pm  Opportunities at the IMA and other institutes  Douglas Arnold (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)  EE/CS 3180  
12:20pm2:00pm  lunch break  
2:00pm3:15pm  Panel discussion on career opportunities in the mathematical sciences  Francisco Barahona (IBM) Raymond Beaulieu (National Security Agency) Fern Hunt (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Overtoun Jenda (Auburn University)  EE/CS 3180  
3:15pm3:45pm  coffee break  EE/CS 3176  
3:45pm4:15pm  Jumpdiffusions  Erhan Cinlar (Princeton University)  EE/CS 3180  
4:15pm5:00pm  Dynamical queueing systems  William Massey (Princeton University)  EE/CS 3180  
5:00pm6:00pm  break  
6:00pm9:00pm  Conference reception and banquetCoffman Memorial Union

NAME  DEPARTMENT  AFFILIATION 

Kobi Abayomi  Department of Statistics  Columbia University 
Asheber Abebe  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  Auburn University 
Alejandro Aceves  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  University of New Mexico 
Evans Afenya  Department of Mathematics  Elmhurst College 
Issareeya Anunyaporn  Department of Mathematics  University of Texas Pan American 
Miguel Argaez  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Texas at El Paso 
Javier Armendariz  Applied Physics Laboratory  Johns Hopkins University 
Douglas Arnold  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Donald Aronson  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Rodrigo Bañuelos  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University 
Francisco Barahona  IBM  
Earl Barnes  School of Industrial and Systems Engineering  Georgia Institute of Technology 
Kanadpriya Basu  Department of Mathematics  University of South Carolina 
Raymond Beaulieu  National Security Agency  
Keith Berrier  Law Offices of Mark L. Berrier  
Manuel Berriozábal  Department of Applied Mathematics  University of Texas 
Sean Brooks  Department of Mathematics  Coppin State University 
Nelson Butuk  Department of Mathematics  Prairie View A&M University 
Carme Calderer  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Rodrigo Carraminana  Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science  University of Illinois, Chicago 
Jamylle Carter  Department of Mathematics  San Francisco State University 
Edward Castillo  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics  Rice University 
Carlos CastilloChavez  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  Arizona State University 
Ximena Catepillan  Department of Mathematics  Millersville University 
Tony Chan  National Science Foundation  
Farrah Chandler  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  University of North Carolina 
Gerardo Chowell  Department of Mathematical Modeling and Analysis  Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Erhan Cinlar  Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering  Princeton University 
Barry Cipra  NONE  
Jon Cline  Department of Biology  Case Western Reserve University 
Olga CorderoBrana  Department of Mathematics  University of Hawaii at Manoa 
Minerva CorderoEpperson  Department of Mathematics  University of Texas 
Ricardo Cortez  Department of Mathematics  Tulane University 
Carla Cotwright  Department of Mathematics  Wake Forest University 
Cyndy Crist  Department of Research and Planning  Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 
Diana Dalbotten  National Center for Earthsurface Dynamics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Kenneth Driessel  Department of Mathematics  Iowa State University 
Kossi Edoh  Department of Mathematics  North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 
Marco Enriquez  Rice University  
Adewale Faparusi  Department of Industrial Engineering  Texas A & M University 
Dennis Frank  Department of Mathematics  North Carolina State University 
Joe Gallian  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  University of Minnesota 
Sean Garrick  Department of Mechanical Engineering  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Tepper Gill  Department of Electrical Engineering  Howard University 
Nancy Glenn  Department of Statistics  University of South Carolina 
Edray Goins  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University 
Arthur Grainger  Department of Mathematics  Morgan State University 
Angela Grant  Department of Mathematics  Northwestern University 
Lawrence Gray  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Michael Green  Department of Mathematics  Metropolitan State University 
Alvaro Guevara  Louisiana State University  
Cristi Guevara  Department of Mathematics  Arizona State University 
Abba Gumel  Department of Mathematics  University of Manitoba 
Robert Hampshire  Operations Research and Financial Engineering  Princeton University 
Milena Hering  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Illya Hicks  Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering  Texas A & M University 
Fern Hunt  Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division  National Institute of Standards and Technology 
Monica Jackson  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  American University 
Trachette Jackson  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Farhad Jafari  Department of Mathematics  University of Wyoming 
Overtoun Jenda  Department of Mathematics  Auburn University 
Otis Jennings  School of Business  Duke University 
Silvia Jimenez  Department of Mathematics  Louisiana State University 
Cynthia Johnson  Rice University  
Christopher Jones  Department of Mathematics  University of North Carolina 
Donald Kahn  Department of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Hans Kaper  Division of Mathematical Sciences  National Science Foundation 
John Kemper  Department of Mathematics  University of St. Thomas 
Harvey Keynes  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Donald King  Department of Mathematics  Northeastern University 
Genevieve Knight  Fayetteville State University  
Aderemi Kuku  Department of Mathematics  Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics 
Rachel Kuske  Department of Mathematics  University of British Columbia 
Steven Lee  Center for Applied Scientific Computing  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 
Delia Letang  Department of Mathematics  University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
Mark Lewis  School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering  Cornell University 
Ruifang Li  Department of Mathematics  University of Texas Pan American 
Roxana LopezCruz  Department of Mathematics  Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos 
Oluwole Makinde  Department of Applied Mathematics  University of Limpopo 
Shirley Malcom  American Association for the Advancement of Science  
David Manderscheid  Department of Mathematics  The University of Iowa 
Hannah Markwig  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Thomas Markwig  Department of Mathematics  Universität Kaiserslautern 
Geoffrey Maruyama  Office of SR VP for Systems Admin.  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Juliette Massey  NONE  
Richard Massey  NONE  
William Massey  Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering  Princeton University 
Douglas McWilliams  Department of Industrial Technology  Purdue University 
Willard Miller  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
SalahEldin Mohammed  Department of Mathematics  Southern Illinois University 
David Morrison  Department of Mathematics  University of California, Santa Barbara 
David Murillo  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  Arizona State University 
Mechie Nkengla  Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science  University of Illinois, Chicago 
Josue NoyolaMartinez  Department of Statistics  Rice University 
Kathleen O'Hara  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute  
Kasso Okoudjou  Department of Mathematics  University of Maryland 
Janis Oldham  Department of Mathematics  North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 
Broderick Oluyede  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Georgia Southern University 
Omayra Ortega  Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences  Arizona State University 
Juan OrtizNavarro  Department of Mathematics  The University of Iowa 
Victor Padron  Department of Mathematics  Normandale Community College 
Joanna Papakonstantinou  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics  Rice University 
Arlie Petters  Department of Mathematics  Duke University 
Carlos Quintero Salazar  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Texas at El Paso 
Gregory Reid  Department of Applied Mathematics  University of Western Ontario 
Karen RíosSoto  Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology  Cornell University 
Joaquin Rivera  Department of Mathematics  The University of Iowa 
Daniel Romero  Department of Mathematics  Arizona State University 
Philippe Rukimbira  Department of Mathematics  Florida International University 
David Rusin  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Northern Illinois University 
Flavia SancierBarbosa  Department of Mathematics  Southern Illinois University 
Arnd Scheel  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Abdulalim Shabazz  Department of Mathematics & Computer Science  Lincoln University 
Chehrzad Shakiban  Institute of Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Josef Sifuentes  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics  Rice University 
Michel Smith  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  Auburn University 
Stephanie Somersille  Department of Mathematics  University of California, Berkeley 
Michelle Sowemimo  Duke University  
Luke Stewart  Duke University  
Jean Tapia  NONE  
Rebecca Tapia  NONE  
Richard Tapia  NONE  
Richard Tapia  Department of Mathematics  Rice University 
Alberto Teguia  Department of Mathematics  Duke University 
David Tello  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  Arizona State University 
Mohammed Tesemma  Department of Mathematics  Spelman College 
Gikiri Thuo  Department of Mathematics  University of Maryland 
Sheila Tobias  NONE  
Conrad Tucker  Industrial and Systems Engineering Department  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Jesse Turner  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics  Rice University 
Michael Turnley  Department of Computer Science  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Leticia Velazquez  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Texas at El Paso 
William Vélez  Department of Mathematics  University of Arizona 
Jan Verschelde  Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science  University of Illinois, Chicago 
Maria Cristina Villalobos  Department of Mathematics  University of Texas Pan American 
Alfredo Villanueva  Department of Mathematics  The University of Iowa 
Rachel VincentFinley  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics  Rice University 
Esther Widiasih  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Bryan Williams  Department of Mathematics  Hampton University 
Kyron Williams  Plasma Physics Laboratory  Princeton University 
Ulrica Wilson  Department of Mathematics  University of California, San Diego 
Isaac Woungang  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  Ryerson Polytechnical University 
Margaret Wright  Department of Computer Science  New York University 
Wenyuan Wu  Department of Applied Mathematics  University of Western Ontario 
Emmanuel Yomba  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
Joseph Young  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics  Rice University 
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