8th Annual Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS8): Final Program

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Conference Dates:

June 18-21, 2002 Eighth Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences

Conference Location:

Princeton Seal Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Conference Organizer:

William A. Massey, Princeton University,

Conference Sponsors:

NSA Seal National Security Agency

ORFE Logo

Operations Research and Financial Engineering Department of Princeton University

IPAM Logo Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics

Math Logo Mathematics Department of Princeton University

Grad Logo Graduate School of Princeton University

SEAS Logo School of Applied Sciences and Engineering at Princeton University

Speaker Abstracts:

A program of all the speaker abstracts is available here as a PDF document.
Abstracts of individual speakers are available in the PDF format by clicking the title of their talk in the schedule below.

Graduate Student Poster Session:

The program for the graduate poster abstracts is available here as a PDF document.

Conference Flyer:

Available here as a PDF document.

Conference Links:

CAARMS Conferences:

For More Information About the Conference:

Contact Cynthia Cole by email at ccole@princeton.edu or by phone at 609-258-0100.
Also please stay tuned to this website. Over the next few weeks we will be adding more conference information.

For More Information About African Americans in the Mathematical Sciences:

Last updated:

June 15, 2002

Program Schedule:

EIGHTH CONFERENCE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN
RESEARCHERS IN THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
June 18-21, 2002
TimeSpeakerTitle/Topic
*** TUESDAY, June 18 ***
6:00 - 8:30PM Welcoming Reception in Fine Hall (Professors Lounge)
Joseph H. Taylor

Dean of Faculty, Princeton University
*** WEDNESDAY, June 19 ***
8:00 - 8:30AM Breakfast and Registration in the Computer Science Building (Large Auditorium)
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introduction
Erhan Cinlar
Chair of the Operations Research and Financial Engineering Department, Princeton University
9:00 - 10:00 Wilfrid Gangbo
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Monge Kantorovich Theory and its Applications
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Mark Lewis
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dynamic Load Balancing in Parallel Queueing Systems: Stability and Optimal Control
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch in the Friend Center (Convocation Room)
12:30 - 1:45 Tutorial: Multiple Genetic Sequence Alignment
Fern Hunt , National Institute of Standards and Technology
1:45 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 3:00 Russell Goward
Purdue University / MSRI / University of Michigan
Resolution of Singularities: An Introduction to Algebraic Geometry
3:00 - 3:30 Group Photo (Eastern entrance to the Computer Science Building)
3:30 - 4:30 Ward Whitt
AT&T Labs Research / Columbia University
The Distance Between Two Stochastic Processes
4:30 - 5:00 Break
5:00 - 7:00 Graduate Student Poster Session and Reception
Friend Center (Convocation Room)
7:00 - 7:45 Leave for Hotel
*** THURSDAY, June 20 ***
8:30 - 9:00AM Breakfast at the Computer Science Building
9:00 - 10:00 Augustin Banyaga
Penn State University
On the Geometry of Locally Conformal Symplectic Manifolds
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Vincent G. J. Rodgers
University of Iowa
The Coadjoint Representation of the Super-Virasoro Algebra and Supergravitons
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch in the Friend Center (Convocation Room)
12:30 - 1:45 Tutorial: A Brief Introduction to Soliton Theory in Some Nonlinear PDE's
Rudy L. Horne, Jr. California State University, Hayward
1:45 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 3:00 Cassandra McZeal
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Development Planning and Production Optimization In The Oil and Gas Industry
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 Ben Hansen
University of Pennsylvania / University of Michigan
SAT Scores for Sale? Pseudoexperimental Assessment of Commercial Test Preparation via Optimal Full Matching
4:30 - 5:15 Leave for Hotel
5:45 - 6:30 Leave from Hotel to Reception / Banquet
6:00 - 7:00 Reception at Prospect House
7:00 - 9:00 Banquet at Prospect House
A 60th Birthday Celebration for Professors
Earl Barnes, Georgia Institute of Technology; Arthur Grainger, Morgan State University
and Scott Williams, State University of New York at Buffalo
9:00 - 9:45 Leave for Hotel
*** FRIDAY, June 21 ***
8:30 - 9:00AM Breakfast in the Computer Science Building
9:00 - 10:00 Asamoah Nkwanta
Morgan State University
Three New R's: Random Walks, Riordan Arrays, and RNA Secondary Structure
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Sherry Scott
Bowie State University
The Spectral Analysis of Fractal Noise in Terms of Wiener's Generalized Harmonic Analysis
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch in the Friend Center (Convocation Room)
12:30 - 1:45 Tutorial: New Periodic Orbits to the N-Body Problem
Robert Vanderbei, Princeton University
1:45 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 3:00 Randolph Cooper
California State University, Los Angeles
Applications of Variational Inequalities
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 Idris Stovall
Florida State University
Computational Fluid Dynamics: Turbulent Convection Inside a Hele-shaw Cell
5:30 - 8:00 End of Conference Activities
Picnic at the Frist Campus Center
7:30 - 8:15 Leave for Hotel