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The AMS Spring Western Sectional Meeting

The Spring Western Sectional Meeting was hosted by the Departments of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of the University of Colorado at Boulder on April 13-14, 2013. States attending included Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan provinces of Canada also attended.

Those attending from Colorado State included: 
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Faculty:

Jeff Achter

Dan Bates

Renzo Cavalieri

James Liu

Jennifer Mueller

Chris Peterson

 

Graduate students:

Eric Hanson

Anne Ho

Dusty Ross

Hilary Smallwood

Lori Ziegelmeier

 

Former members of CSU Department:

Hirotachi Abo, former postdoc, Uni Idaho)

Cassie Williams, James Madison U)

Beth Malmskog, Colorado College, Colorado Springs)

Sarah Hamilton (University of Helsinki)


Invited Lectures included:
Gunnar E. Carlsson , Stanford University, The shape of data.
Jesus A. De Loera , University of California, Davis, Recent advances in the theory of linear programming.
Brendan E. Hassett , Rice University, Rational curves on symplectic varieties.
Raphael Rouquier , University of California, Los Angeles, Higher Representation theory.

Organizing special sessions:

Special Session on Advances in Mathematical Biology , I
Liming Wang, California State University, Los Angeles
Jiangguo Liu, Colorado State University

Special Session on Advances in Mathematical Biology, II
Liming Wang, California State University, Los Angeles
Jiangguo Liu, Colorado State University

Special Session on Algebraic Geometry , I

Orangizers:
Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, University of Colorado
Renzo Cavalieri, Colorado State University
Brendan Hassett, Rice University
Jonathan Wise, University of Colorado

 

Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, II
Organizers:
Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, University of Colorado
Renzo Cavalieri, Colorado State University
Brendan Hassett, Rice University
Jonathan Wise, University of Colorado

 

Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, III
Organizers:
Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, University of Colorado
Renzo Cavalieri, Colorado State University
Brendan Hassett, Rice University
Jonathan Wise, University of Colorado

Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, IV
Organizers:
Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, University of Colorado
Renzo Cavalieri, Colorado State University
Brendan Hassett, Rice University
Jonathan Wise, University of Colorado

Special Session on Arithmetic Statistics and Big Monodromy I

Organizers:
Jeff Achter, Colorado State University
Chris Hall, University of Wyoming

 

Special Session on Arithmetic Statistics and Big Monodromy, II

Organizers:
Jeff Achter, Colorado State University
Chris Hall, University of Wyoming

 

Special Session on Arithmetic Statistics and Big Monodromy, III

Organizers:
Jeff Achter, Colorado State University
Chris Hall, University of Wyoming

 

Special Session on Number Theory with a Focus on Diophantine Equations and Recurrence Sequences, II
Organizers:
Patrick Ingram, Colorado State University
Katherine E. Stange, University of Colorado, Boulder

Special Session on Number Theory with a Focus on Diophantine Equations and Recurrence Sequences, III
Organizers:
Patrick Ingram, Colorado State University
Katherine E. Stange, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Giving talks included faculty, graduate students, post docs and alumni:

 

Session on AMS Contributed Paper Session, I

Sparse Nearest Neighbor Selection for the Locally Linear Embedding Algorithm.
Lori Beth Ziegelmeier*, Colorado State University
Michael Kirby, Colorado State University
Chris Peterson, Colorado State University

Special Session on Arithmetic Statistics and Big Monodromy, II
Counting Abelian Surfaces with Real Multiplication over Fq.
Hilary Smallwood*, Colorado State University

Special Session on Dynamics and Arithmetic Geometry, I
The filled Julia set of a Drinfeld module.
Patrick Ingram*, Colorado State University

Special Session on Nonlinear Waves and Integrable Systems, I
Numerical solution of the Novikov-Veselov equation by the ISM and transverse instability of plane-wave soliton solutions.
Matti Lassas, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jennifer L Mueller*, Colorado State University
Samuli Siltanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Andreas Stahel, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Information Technology
Ryan Croke, Raytheon

Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I
Eigenschemes and deformations in the tangent bundle.
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho
David Eklund, Colorado State University
Chris Peterson*, Colorado State University

Session on AMS Contributed Paper Session, I
Perturbed Regeneration homotopies for finding all isolated solutions to a polynomial system.
Dan Bates, Colorado State University
Brent Davis, Colorado State University
David Eklund, Colorado State University
Eric Hanson*, Colorado State University
Chris Peterson, Colorado State University

Special Session on Arithmetic Statistics and Big Monodromy, II
Enumerating abelian varieties using matrix groups.
Cassie L Williams*, James Madison University

The Open String McKay Correspondence for Type A Singularities.
Andrea Brini, Universite de Montpellier / Imperial College
Renzo Cavalieri, Colorado State University
Dustin Ross*, Colorado State University

Session on AMS Contributed Paper Session, II
A nonconvex method to find a subspace mean on a disjoint union of grassmann manifolds.
Brent R Davis*, Colorado State University
Daniel Bates, Colorado State University
Chris Peterson, Colorado State University
Michael Kirby, Colorado State University
Justin Marks, Air Force Institute of Technology

Computations and comparisons for double ramification classes on the moduli space of curves.
Renzo Cavalieri, Colorado State University
Steffen Marcus*, University of Utah
Jonathan Wise, University of Colorado Boulder
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Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, IV
Searching for exceptional mechanisms via fiber products.
Dan Bates*, Colorado State University
Eric Hanson, Colorado State University
Jon Hauenstein, NC State University
Charles Wampler, General Motors R&D

Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, IV
Polynomiality and Wall Crossings in Hurwitz Theory.
Renzo Cavalieri*, Colorado State University

Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, IV
The Open String McKay Correspondence for Type A Singularities.
Andrea Brini, Universite de Montpellier / Imperial College
Renzo Cavalieri, Colorado State University
Dustin Ross*, Colorado State University

Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, IV
Computations and comparisons for double ramification classes on the moduli space of curves.
Renzo Cavalieri, Colorado State University
Steffen Marcus*, University of Utah
Jonathan Wise, University of Colorado Boulder

 

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