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IMA Special Workshop
Blackwell-Tapia Conference
November 3-4, 2006


Partially supported by the National Security Agency.

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David Blackwell
Richard Tapia
Richard Tapia

Organizers:
Douglas N. Arnold Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota
David Manderscheid 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?
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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 African-American, Native American and Latino/Latina students to pursue careers in mathematics. Carrying forward their work, this one and a half day conference will

  • recognize and showcase mathematical excellence by minority researchers
  • recognize and disseminate successful efforts to address under-representation
  • inform students and mathematicians about career opportunities in mathematics, especially outside academia
  • provide networking opportunities for mathematical researchers at all points in the higher education/career trajectory

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 Blackwell-Tapia 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.

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Friday | Saturday |
Friday November 03, 2006
12:00pm-2:00pmposter set-upLind Hall 400
1:30pm-2:00pmCoffee and registrationEE/CS 3-176
2:00pm-2:30pmWelcome and introductionEE/CS 3-180
2:30pm-3:00pmFrom Massey to Blackwell: A study of non-stationary queueing control via sensitive optimality criteria
Mark Lewis (Cornell University)
EE/CS 3-180
3:00pm-4:15pmPanel discussion: Best practices for recruitment and retention of under-represented minorities in the mathematical sciencesFarrah 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 3-180
4:15pm-4:30pmcoffee breakEE/CS 3-176
4:30pm-5:00pmBranch decomposition techniques for discrete optimization
Illya Hicks (Texas A & M University)
EE/CS 3-180
5:00pm-5:15pmConference photosLind Hall 400
5:15pm-6:30pmReception and poster sessionLind Hall 400
AWM Mentor NetworkRachel Kuske (University of British Columbia)
A new semifield of order 36Minerva Cordero-Epperson (University of Texas)
Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral opportunities
at New York University
Margaret Wright (New York University)
Professional Science Masters programsSheila Tobias (NONE)
The fixed charge network flow problemAdewale Faparusi (Texas A & M University)
Error estimates between the stochastic simulation algorithm (SSA) and
the tau-leap method
Josue Noyola-Martinez (Rice University)
Modelling faculty teaching workload as a linear programKanadpriya Basu (University of South Carolina)
Maria Cristina Villalobos (University of Texas Pan American)
Mathematical modelling at NIST: An exampleFern Hunt (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Optimal product portfolio formulation: Merging predictive data mining
with analytical target cascading
Conrad Tucker (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
JHU Applied Physics Lab - Aviation systems engineering group overview
Javier Armendariz (Johns Hopkins University)
American Institute of MathematicsRachel Kuske (University of British Columbia)
Existence of traveling waves solution for a nonlocal
reaction-diffusion model of influenza A
Joaquin Rivera (The University of Iowa)
Large circuit pairs in matroidsBryan Williams (Hampton University)
Research Institute of Mathematical SciencesLuis Enrique Carrillo Díaz (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos)
Roxana Lopez-Cruz (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos)
Mathematical aspects of dopamine's turnoverDavid Tello (Arizona State University)
Automated parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis
Carlos Quintero Salazar (University of Texas at El Paso)
Historical development of the secant method: from the
Babylonians to Wolfe
Joanna Papakonstantinou (Rice University)
Discriminant analysis based on statistical depth
functions
Asheber Abebe (Auburn University)
Reduced basis simulationRachel Vincent-Finley (Rice University)
An epidemiological approach to the spread of minor
political parties
Daniel Romero (Arizona State University)
Accurate computation of second order derivatives using complex
variables
Nelson Butuk (Prairie View A&M University)
Progress report on the NSA mathematics enhancement grant:
Developing a mathematics culture among undergraduate
mathematics majors at North Carolina A&T State University
Janis Oldham (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
Fourier restriction problem and its relation to PDE
 
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences InstituteChristopher Jones (University of North Carolina)
Mathematical Sciences Research InstituteKathleen O'Hara (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute)
Lawrence Livermore National LaboratorySteven Lee (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Mathematics and its application to modeling the earth's surfaceDiana Dalbotten (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Nonlinear interaction of light in disordered optical fiber arraysAlejandro Aceves (University of New Mexico)
Thermal stability of a reactive third grade fluid in a cylindrical pipe: An
exploitation of Hermite-Padé approximation technique
Oluwole Makinde (University of Limpopo)
Algebraic characterizations of some classes of quasi-cyclic
codes
Isaac Woungang (Ryerson Polytechnical University)
Change in host behavior and its impact on the co-evolution of
dengue
David Murillo (Arizona State University)
Spherical nilpotent orbits of reductive Lie groups: an overviewDonald King (Northeastern University)
Texas prefreshman engineering program: Closing the
gap for minorities in science and engineering
Manuel Berriozábal (University of Texas)
Clones in minors of matroidsCarla Cotwright (Wake Forest University)
Differential elimination of PDEs by numerical algebraic
geometry and numerical linear algebra
Wenyuan Wu (University of Western Ontario)
Saturday November 04, 2006
8:30am-9:00amcoffeeEE/CS 3-176
9:00am-9:30amComputation of biological flowsRicardo Cortez (Tulane University)
EE/CS 3-180
9:30am-10:10amshort talksEE/CS 3-230
EL algorithm for linear models with missing dataNancy Glenn (University of South Carolina)
Why should I care about Lie groups?Edray Goins (Purdue University)
9:30am-10:10amshort talksEE/CS 3-180
Formulating Fano's Method as an Optimization Problem to obtain
Broadband Tuning Limits on UWB Antennas
Maria Cristina Villalobos (University of Texas Pan American)
Generalized hyperbolic functions to find soliton-like solutions of
the inhomogeneous higher-order nonlinear Schrödinger equation
Emmanuel Yomba (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
10:20am-10:40amcoffee breakEE/CS 3-176
10:40am-11:40amshort talksEE/CS 3-180
Transmission and control of seasonal and pandemic influenzaGerardo Chowell (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Epidemic spread in populations at demographic equilibriumKaren Ríos-Soto (Cornell University)
Registration of 4D CT lung imagesEdward Castillo (Rice University)
10:40am-11:40amshort talksEE/CS 3-230
Option pricing with memoryFlavia Sancier-Barbosa (Southern Illinois University)
Probabilistic and stochastic modeling of turbulent flowsSean Garrick (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Asymptotics of eigenvalue clusters for Schroedinger operators on
the Sierpinski gasket
Kasso Okoudjou (University of Maryland)
11:50am-12:20pmOpportunities at the IMA and other institutesDouglas Arnold (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
EE/CS 3-180
12:20pm-2:00pmlunch break
2:00pm-3:15pmPanel 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 3-180
3:15pm-3:45pmcoffee breakEE/CS 3-176
3:45pm-4:15pmJump-diffusionsErhan Cinlar (Princeton University)
EE/CS 3-180
4:15pm-5:00pmDynamical queueing systemsWilliam Massey (Princeton University)
EE/CS 3-180
5:00pm-6:00pmbreak
6:00pm-9:00pmConference reception and banquetCoffman Memorial Union
8:00p Banquet talk and questionsTony Chan (National Science Foundation)
6:00-6:50p reception in fourth floor corridor

7:00p dinner is served

7:45p William A. Massey will be awarded the 2006 Blackwell-Tapia prize
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LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

NAMEDEPARTMENTAFFILIATION
Kobi AbayomiDepartment of Statistics Columbia University
Asheber AbebeDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics Auburn University
Alejandro AcevesDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics University of New Mexico
Evans AfenyaDepartment of Mathematics Elmhurst College
Issareeya AnunyapornDepartment of Mathematics University of Texas Pan American
Miguel ArgaezDepartment of Mathematical Sciences University of Texas at El Paso
Javier ArmendarizApplied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins University
Douglas ArnoldInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Donald AronsonInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Rodrigo BañuelosDepartment of Mathematics Purdue University
Francisco Barahona IBM
Earl BarnesSchool of Industrial and Systems Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
Kanadpriya BasuDepartment of Mathematics University of South Carolina
Raymond Beaulieu National Security Agency
Keith Berrier Law Offices of Mark L. Berrier
Manuel BerriozábalDepartment of Applied Mathematics University of Texas
Sean BrooksDepartment of Mathematics Coppin State University
Nelson ButukDepartment of Mathematics Prairie View A&M University
Carme CaldererSchool of Mathematics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Rodrigo CarraminanaDepartment of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science University of Illinois, Chicago
Jamylle CarterDepartment of Mathematics San Francisco State University
Edward CastilloDepartment of Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
Carlos Castillo-ChavezDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics Arizona State University
Ximena CatepillanDepartment of Mathematics Millersville University
Tony Chan National Science Foundation
Farrah ChandlerDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics University of North Carolina
Gerardo ChowellDepartment of Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Los Alamos National Laboratory
Erhan CinlarDepartment of Operations Research and Financial Engineering Princeton University
Barry Cipra NONE
Jon ClineDepartment of Biology Case Western Reserve University
Olga Cordero-BranaDepartment of Mathematics University of Hawaii at Manoa
Minerva Cordero-EppersonDepartment of Mathematics University of Texas
Ricardo CortezDepartment of Mathematics Tulane University
Carla CotwrightDepartment of Mathematics Wake Forest University
Cyndy CristDepartment of Research and Planning Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Diana DalbottenNational Center for Earth-surface Dynamics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Kenneth DriesselDepartment of Mathematics Iowa State University
Kossi EdohDepartment of Mathematics North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Marco Enriquez Rice University
Adewale FaparusiDepartment of Industrial Engineering Texas A & M University
Dennis FrankDepartment of Mathematics North Carolina State University
Joe GallianDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics University of Minnesota
Sean GarrickDepartment of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Tepper GillDepartment of Electrical Engineering Howard University
Nancy GlennDepartment of Statistics University of South Carolina
Edray GoinsDepartment of Mathematics Purdue University
Arthur GraingerDepartment of Mathematics Morgan State University
Angela GrantDepartment of Mathematics Northwestern University
Lawrence GraySchool of Mathematics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Michael GreenDepartment of Mathematics Metropolitan State University
Alvaro Guevara Louisiana State University
Cristi GuevaraDepartment of Mathematics Arizona State University
Abba GumelDepartment of Mathematics University of Manitoba
Robert HampshireOperations Research and Financial Engineering Princeton University
Milena HeringInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Illya HicksComputational and Applied Mathematics Department Texas A & M University
Fern HuntMathematical and Computational Sciences Division National Institute of Standards and Technology
Monica JacksonDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics American University
Trachette JacksonDepartment of Mathematics University of Michigan
Farhad JafariDepartment of Mathematics University of Wyoming
Overtoun JendaDepartment of Mathematics Auburn University
Otis JenningsSchool of Business Duke University
Silvia JimenezDepartment of Mathematics Louisiana State University
Cynthia Johnson Rice University
Christopher JonesDepartment of Mathematics University of North Carolina
Donald KahnDepartment of Mathematics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Hans KaperDivision of Mathematical Sciences National Science Foundation
John KemperDepartment of Mathematics University of St. Thomas
Harvey KeynesSchool of Mathematics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Donald KingDepartment of Mathematics Northeastern University
Genevieve Knight Fayetteville State University
Aderemi KukuDepartment of Mathematics Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Rachel KuskeDepartment of Mathematics University of British Columbia
Steven LeeCenter for Applied Scientific Computing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Delia LetangDepartment of Mathematics University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Mark LewisSchool of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Cornell University
Ruifang LiDepartment of Mathematics University of Texas Pan American
Roxana Lopez-CruzDepartment of Mathematics Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Oluwole MakindeDepartment of Applied Mathematics University of Limpopo
Shirley Malcom American Association for the Advancement of Science
David ManderscheidDepartment of Mathematics The University of Iowa
Hannah MarkwigInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Thomas MarkwigDepartment of Mathematics Universität Kaiserslautern
Geoffrey MaruyamaOffice of SR VP for Systems Admin. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Juliette Massey NONE
Richard Massey NONE
William MasseyDepartment of Operations Research and Financial Engineering Princeton University
Douglas McWilliamsDepartment of Industrial Technology Purdue University
Willard MillerInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Salah-Eldin MohammedDepartment of Mathematics Southern Illinois University
David MorrisonDepartment of Mathematics University of California, Santa Barbara
David MurilloDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics Arizona State University
Mechie NkenglaDepartment of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science University of Illinois, Chicago
Josue Noyola-MartinezDepartment of Statistics Rice University
Kathleen O'Hara Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Kasso OkoudjouDepartment of Mathematics University of Maryland
Janis OldhamDepartment of Mathematics North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Broderick OluyedeDepartment of Mathematical Sciences Georgia Southern University
Omayra OrtegaDivision of Mathematical and Natural Sciences Arizona State University
Juan Ortiz-NavarroDepartment of Mathematics The University of Iowa
Victor PadronDepartment of Mathematics Normandale Community College
Joanna PapakonstantinouDepartment of Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
Arlie PettersDepartment of Mathematics Duke University
Carlos Quintero SalazarDepartment of Mathematical Sciences University of Texas at El Paso
Gregory ReidDepartment of Applied Mathematics University of Western Ontario
Karen Ríos-SotoDepartment of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology Cornell University
Joaquin RiveraDepartment of Mathematics The University of Iowa
Daniel RomeroDepartment of Mathematics Arizona State University
Philippe RukimbiraDepartment of Mathematics Florida International University
David RusinDepartment of Mathematical Sciences Northern Illinois University
Flavia Sancier-BarbosaDepartment of Mathematics Southern Illinois University
Arnd ScheelInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Abdulalim ShabazzDepartment of Mathematics & Computer Science Lincoln University
Chehrzad ShakibanInstitute of Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Josef SifuentesDepartment of Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
Michel SmithDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics Auburn University
Stephanie SomersilleDepartment of Mathematics University of California, Berkeley
Michelle Sowemimo Duke University
Luke Stewart Duke University
Jean Tapia NONE
Rebecca Tapia NONE
Richard Tapia NONE
Richard TapiaDepartment of Mathematics Rice University
Alberto TeguiaDepartment of Mathematics Duke University
David TelloDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics Arizona State University
Mohammed TesemmaDepartment of Mathematics Spelman College
Gikiri ThuoDepartment of Mathematics University of Maryland
Sheila Tobias NONE
Conrad TuckerIndustrial and Systems Engineering Department University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jesse TurnerDepartment of Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
Michael TurnleyDepartment of Computer Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Leticia VelazquezDepartment of Mathematical Sciences University of Texas at El Paso
William VélezDepartment of Mathematics University of Arizona
Jan VerscheldeDepartment of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science University of Illinois, Chicago
Maria Cristina VillalobosDepartment of Mathematics University of Texas Pan American
Alfredo VillanuevaDepartment of Mathematics The University of Iowa
Rachel Vincent-FinleyDepartment of Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
Esther WidiasihSchool of Mathematics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Bryan WilliamsDepartment of Mathematics Hampton University
Kyron WilliamsPlasma Physics Laboratory Princeton University
Ulrica WilsonDepartment of Mathematics University of California, San Diego
Isaac WoungangDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science Ryerson Polytechnical University
Margaret WrightDepartment of Computer Science New York University
Wenyuan WuDepartment of Applied Mathematics University of Western Ontario
Emmanuel YombaSchool of Mathematics University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Joseph YoungDepartment of Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University


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