TENTH CONFERENCE FOR AFRICAN
AMERICAN RESEARCHERS IN THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, California June 2225, 2004 


Time  Speaker  Title/Topic 
*** TUESDAY at MSRI, June 22 ***  
5:30  8:30PM  Welcoming Reception at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) 

*** WEDNESDAY at LBL, June 23 ***  
8:00  8:30AM  Breakfast and Registration at
the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) 

8:30  9:00  Welcome and Introduction  
9:00  10:00  Craig
Sutton University of Pennsylvania 
Constructing SimplyConnected Isospectral Manifolds via Sunada's Method 
10:00  10:30  Coffee Break  
10:30  11:30  Rachel
Vincent Rice University 
A Reduced Basis Method for Molecular Dynamics Simulations 
11:30  12:30  Lunch 

12:30  1:05 
Tutorial
on Algebraic Statistics (Part I)
Kimberly Sellers, Carnegie Mellon University 

1:05  1:15  Short Break  
1:15  1:50  Tutorial
on Technical Communication (Part I)
Robert Hampshire, Princeton University 

1:50  2:00  Short Break  
2:00  3:00  Sean
Brooks Howard University 
Mathematical Methods for Modeling Optical Solitons 
3:00  3:30  Group Photo  
3:30  4:30  Juan
Gilbert Auburn University 
Using Clustering Algorithms to Address Affirmative Action 
4:30  5:00  Break  
5:00  7:00  Graduate Student Poster Session and Reception  
*** THURSDAY at LBL, June 24 ***  
8:30  9:00AM  Breakfast at LBL  
9:00  10:00 
Stephon Alexander Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 
The Origin of Matter in the Universe: Gravity Waves, Quantum Squeezing and Bessel Functions 
10:00  10:30  Coffee Break  
10:30  11:30  Gerard Awanou
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications 
Trivariate Spline Approximations of 3D NavierStokes Equations 
11:30  12:30  Lunch 

12:30  1:05 
Tutorial
on Technical Communication (Part II)
Robert Hampshire, Princeton University 

1:05  1:15  Short Break  
1:15  1:50  Tutorial
on Algebraic Statistics (Part II) Kimberly Sellers, Carnegie Mellon University 

1:50  2:00  Short Break  
2:00  3:00  Douglas
McWilliams North Carolina A&T University/ Purdue University 
A Mathematical Model to Optimize the Operations of a Parcel Consolidation Terminal 
3:00  3:30  Coffee Break  
3:30  4:30  Monica
Jackson Emory University 
Detecting Disease Clusters and Disease Surveillance 
5:30  6:30  Reception  
6:30  8:30  Banquet and Keynote Speech  
*** FRIDAY at MSRI, June 25 ***  
8:30  9:00AM  Breakfast at MSRI  
9:00  10:00  Donald
Williams Rice University 
On the Formulation of a Constrained Optimization Framework for Pricing Americanstyle Options 
10:00  10:30  Coffee Break  
10:30  11:30  Milton
Nash University of Georgia 
Special Values of Dirichlet Lfunctions

11:30  12:30  Lunch  
12:30  1:05  Tutorial
on Algebraic Statistics (Part III) Kimberly Sellers, Carnegie Mellon University 

1:05  1:15  Short Break  
1:15  1:50  Tutorial
on Technical Communication
(Part III) Robert Hampshire, Princeton University 

1:50  2:00  Short Break  
2:00  3:00  Developing a Mathematical Career 
Panel Discussion 
3:00  3:30  Coffee Break  
3:30  4:30  Closing Discussion Topic  
5:30  8:00  End of Conference and Picnic 