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Faculty 1999 Travel and Talks

January 1999

  • Speakers at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, Texas, January 13-16, 1999.

    Harold P. Boas
    Member of the Project NExT panel on "Mathematical Exposition".

    Albert Boggess
    "The holomorphic extension of Hp-CR functions on tube submanifolds," Special Session on Several Complex Variables.

    Huai-Dong Cao
    "On quantum de Rham theory" (joint work with Jian Zhou), Special Session on Recent Developments in Differential Geometry.

    Ronald G. Douglas
    "Between a rock and a hard place," Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform.

  • Richard E. Ewing
    "Network for advanced learning technologies," TASSCUBO Winter Meeting, Austin, Texas, January 27, 1999.

  • Sue Geller
    "Berger's conjecture: A problem in which algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, and Hochschild homology meet," Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry.

    Member of the Association for Women in Mathematics panel on "Launching a career in mathematics".

  • David R. Larson
    "The well-posed matrix completion problem" (joint work with Don W. Hadwin and Dan Timotin), Special Session on Operator Algebras and Applications.

  • Jon McCammond
    "The coherence and quasiconvexity of Coxeter groups" (joint work with Daniel T. Wise), Special Session on Combinatorial Topology.

    "Constructing compact cores for 3-manifolds," University of California, Davis, January 27, 1999.

  • Carl M. Pearcy
    "On certain paths of wavelets" (joint work with David R. Larson and Eugen Ionascu), Special Session on the Functional and Harmonic Analysis of Wavelets.

  • Alexei G. Poltoratski
    "Relative asymptotic behavior of Cauchy and Poisson integrals of singular measures," Special Session on Bergman Spaces and Related Topics.

  • David A. Sanchez
    "The variational equation for finite difference equations and some biological applications," Special Session on Discrete Models and Difference Equations.

  • Jane F. Schielack
    "Strengthening the mathematics preparation of prospective elementary teachers: A Texas state systemic initiative action supported by NSF and FIPSE funding" (joint work with Jamie Whitehead Ashby), Session on the Integral Role of the Two-Year College in the Preservice Preparation of Elementary School Teachers.

  • Vincent P. Schielack, Jr.
    "Using dynamic geometry software in courses for the preparation of elementary teachers," Session on Geometry in the Classroom in the Next Millennium.

  • Roger R. Smith
    "Hochschild cohomology for von Neumann algebras with Cartan subalgebras" (joint work with Allan M. Sinclair), Special Session on Operator Algebras and Applications.

  • Rich L. Stankewitz
    "Uniformly perfect sets, rational semigroups, Kleinian groups and iterated functions systems," Special Session on Several Complex Variables.

  • Michael Stecher
    "A Web based calculus course" (joint work with G. Donald Allen, Maury Rahe, and Philip B. Yasskin), Session on Innovative Use of Distance Learning Techniques to Teach Post-Secondary Mathematics.

  • Marcel K. Sucheston
    "Sobolev estimates for the d-bar Neumann problem on some domains in C2 where the infinite type points form a regularly closed set in the boundary," Special Session on Several Complex Variables.

  • Rekha R. Thomas
    "Group relaxations in integer programming," Conference on Combinatorial Optimization, Oberwolfach, Germany, January 11-16, 1999.

  • Corran J. Webster
    "Hochschild cohomology of operator algebras and duality," Special Session on Operator Algebras and Applications.

  • Marshall A. Whittlesey
    "Analytic structure in fibered polynomial hulls," Special Session on Several Complex Variables.

  • Philip B. Yasskin
    "Math drills and quizzes on the Internet" (joint work with Michael Stecher, G. Donald Allen, and Maury Rahe), Session on Innovative Use of Distance Learning Techniques to Teach Post-Secondary Mathematics.

  • Jian Zhou
    "DGBV algebras of Calabi-Yau manifolds and mirror symmetry" (joint work with Huai-Dong Cao), Special Session on Recent Developments in Differential Geometry.

  • Mohammed Ziane
    "The global attractor for the Navier-Stokes equations of compressible fluid flow in one space dimension II" (joint work with David Hoff), Special Session on The Mathematics of the Navier-Stokes Equations.

February 1999

  • Richard E. Ewing
    "Collaboration application for I2: CUDI and UCAID" (ISDN Telecast), Mexico City, Monterrey, Mexico, February 19, 1999.

  • Jon McCammond
    "Constructing compact cores for 3-manifolds," State University of New York, Binghamton, February 1, 1999.

  • Rekha R. Thomas
    "Associated primes of toric initial ideals," Joint MSRI-CIMAT conference on Groebner bases, Guanajuato, Mexico, February 8-12, 1999.

March 1999

  • Tamás Erdélyi
    Spoke on "Questions and results about polynomials with coefficients from {-1,0,1}," Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, March 16, 1999.

  • Richard E. Ewing
    Gave a week course with Al Cunningham and Rainer Helmig on "Subsurface Microbial Processes: Multiphase Flow, Mass Transport and Bioremediation" at the International Association for Hydraulics Research, University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, March 1-5, 1999.

    "Mathematical modeling and simulation for applications of multiphase fluid flow in porous media," SIAM Geosciences Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 24, 1999.

  • N. Sivakumar
    "On cardinal interpolation by splines and Gaussians," University of Missouri, St. Louis.

  • Emil J. Straube
    "Compactness of the d-bar Neumann problem on convex domains," conference on Real Methods in Complex Analysis, February 28 to March 6, 1999, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach.

April 1999

  • Speakers at meeting 942 of the American Mathematical Society, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 10-11, 1999:

    Harold P. Boas
    "Bohr's power series theorem in the unit ball of lp(Cn)," Special Session on Analysis and Geometry.

    Huai-Dong Cao
    "WDVV equations on Kaehler manifolds" (joint work with Jian Zhou), Special Session on Analysis and Geometry.

    Goong Chen
    " Chaotic vibration of the wave equation by nonlinear feedback boundary control," Special Session on Control and Dynamics of Partial Differential Equations.

    "Computation and visualization of multiple solutions of semilinear elliptic boundary value problems," Special Session on Nonlinear PDEs--Methods and Applications.

    Jianxin Zhou
    "Convergence of a local minimax method for finding multiple critical points," Special Session on Control and Dynamics of Partial Differential Equations.

    "Morse index results on a local minimax method for finding multiple critical points," Special Session on Nonlinear PDEs--Methods and Applications.

  • Jon McCammond
    "The combinatorial Gauss-Bonnet theorem and the consequences of curvature in group theory," University of Nebraska, Lincoln, April, 1999.

May 1999

  • Speakers at the joint international meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Sociedad Matemática Mexicana, Denton, Texas, May 19-22, 1999.

    Harold P. Boas
    "Majorant series," Special Session on Complex Analysis.

    R. Dante DeBlassie
    "The exit time of Brownian motion from the interior of a parabola" (joint work with Rodrigo Banuelos and Robert Smits), Special Session on Stochastic Processes.

    Richard E. Ewing
    Gave a plenary lecture on "Mathematical modeling and simulation for applications of fluid flow in porous media" at the International Conference on Environmental Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, May 28, 1999.

    Grigori A. Kabatianski
    "Rigity of Hamming spaces and Mastermind game," Special Session on Combinatorics and Combinatorial Geometry.

    Emil J. Straube
    "On equivalence of certain sufficient conditions for global regularity of the d-bar Neumann problem," Special Session on Complex Analysis.

    Rekha R. Thomas
    "Associated primes of toric initial ideals" (joint work with Serkan Hosten), Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra.

    Marshall A. Whittlesey
    "Polynomial hulls and an optimization problem," Special Session on Complex Analysis.

  • Richard E. Ewing
    "Aspects of numerical simulation in environmental engineering: an experiment in teleteaching" (ISDN Telecast), Kolloquium on Computeranwendungen in Baungenieurwesev, Braunschweig, Germany, May 18, 1999.

  • Jon McCammond
    "Fans, ladders, and the coherence of groups", Geometric Groups on the Gulf Conference, Mobile, Alabama, May 28, 1999.

June 1999

  • Harold P. Boas
    "Majorant series," Conference on Complex Analysis and Geometry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 3-6, 1999

  • Richard E. Ewing
    "Upscaling Issues," Workshop on Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Bergen, Norway, June 5, 1999.

    "Difficulties and uncertainty in mathematical/numerical modeling of fluid flow in fractured media," Fracture and in situ Stress Characterization of Hydrocarbon Peservoirs, Geological Society, London, United Kingdom, June 28, 1999.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Spoke on Spectral Riesz-Cesàro Means: How the Square Root Function Helps Us to See Around the World
    at the Symposium in Honor of E. H. Wichmann at the University of California at Berkeley, June, 1999.

  • Sarah Triana Stovall
    Invited to the Institute for Advanced Study Mentoring Program for Women in Mathematics, May 17-27, 1999, and the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute Summer Session on Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, June 20 to July 10, 1999.

  • Emil J. Straube
    "Compactness of the d-bar Neumann problem," Conference on Complex Analysis and Geometry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 3-6, 1999

July 1999

  • Goong Chen
    Attended a Quantum Optics Workshop in Jackson, Wyoming, July 1999.

  • Tamás Erdélyi
    Invited speaker at the meeting "Paul Erdös and his Mathematics", Budapest, July 4-11, 1999.

  • Richard E. Ewing
    Spoke on "Mathematical modeling and simulation for applications of fluid flow in porous media" and on "Simulation of contaminant transport involving two-phase flows" at the Fourth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 7-8, 1999.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Attended a Quantum Optics Workshop in Jackson, Wyoming, July 1999.

  • Jon McCammond
    "Fans, ladders, and the coherence of groups," Symposium on Computation in Group Theory and Geometry, Warwick, England, July 10, 1999.

  • Rekha R. Thomas
    "Initial ideals of toric ideals: Recent results & open problems," Conference on Computational Commutative Algebra and Combinatorics, Osaka, Japan, July 26-30, 1999.

August 1999

  • Kenneth Dykema
    Operator Theory on the Prarie Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, principal speaker, two one hour talks entitled:
    1. "Exactness of reduced free product C*-algebras"
    2. "Topological entropy on reduced free product C*-algebras"

  • Richard E. Ewing
    "Mathematical modeling and simulation for multiphase flow in porous media," International Workshop on Computational Physics: Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Beijing, China, August 3, 1999.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Attended the TeX Users Group Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia, chaired a panel discussion on TeX and Math on the Web, and spoke on "TeX and the Web in the higher education of the future: Dreams and difficulties," August 1999.

    Visited the University of Manitoba for two weeks in August 1999.

  • Jon McCammond
    Was one of the featured speakers at the Wasatch Topology Conference, Park City, Utah, August 9-12, 1999. He gave a sequence of two one-hour talks on "Curvature and quasiconvexity in geometric group theory".

September 1999

  • Speaker at the Western Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 25-26, 1999.

    Harold P. Boas
    "Bohr's power series theorem in the unit ball of lp(Cn)," Special Session on Complex Variables and Operator Theory.

    Richard E. Ewing
    "Large finite volume element methods in porous media flow" (joint work with Raytcho Lazarov and Yanping Lin), Special Session on Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

    Emil J. Straube
    "Compactness in the d-bar-Neumann problem" (joint work with Siqi Fu), Special Session on Complex Variables and Operator Theory.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Visited the University of Costa Rica for two weeks in September 1999.

  • Rekha R. Thomas
    "Extended group relaxations in integer programming," Sloan School of Management, MIT, Boston, September 16, 1999.

    "Toric initial ideals," Department of Mathematics, University of Massachussetts, Amherst, September 17, 1999.

October 1999

  • Speaker at the Fall Central Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Austin, Texas, October 8-10, 1999:

    George Androulakis
    "Subsymmetric sequences in Schlumprecht space" (joint work with Thomas B. Schlumprecht), Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces: Isomorphic and Geometric Structure.

    James H. Bramble
    "Some recent results on `shift' theorems for elliptic problems on plane polygonal domains," Special Session on Advances in the Mathematics and Applications of Finite Elements.

    Kenneth J. Dykema
    "Exactness of Cuntz-Pimsner algebras" (joint work with Dimitri Shlyakhtenko), Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces: Isomorphic and Geometric Structure.

    Richard E. Ewing
    "Finite volume element methods for fluid flow" (joint work with Raytcho Lazarov and Yanping Lin), Special Session on Advances in the Mathematics and Applications of Finite Elements.

    Petr Hajek
    "A remark on polynomials in several variables," Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces: Isomorphic and Geometric Structure.

    William B. Johnson
    "Asymptotic uniform smoothness" (joint work with Joram Lindenstrauss, David Preiss, and Gideon Schechtman), Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces: Isomorphic and Geometric Structure.

    David R. Larson
    "Wavelets, frames and operator algebras" (joint work with Xingde Dai and Qing Gu), Special Session on Operator Theory, Including Applications in Operator Algebras and Wavelets.

    Raytcho Lazarov
    "Locally conservative discretizations on non-matching grids" (joint work with Joseph E. Pasciak and P. Vassilevski), Special Session on Advances in the Mathematics and Applications of Finite Elements.

    Joseph E. Pasciak
    "Numerical modeling of photonic crystals" (joint work with David C. Dobson), Special Session on Advances in the Mathematics and Applications of Finite Elements.

    Thomas B. Schlumprecht
    "On the scalar plus compact problem" (joint work with George Androulakis), Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces: Isomorphic and Geometric Structure; and "On the Robustness of Option Pricing", Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Finance.

    N. Sivakumar
    "Cardinal interpolation by Gaussian radial-basis functions," Special Session on Wavelets and Approximation Theory.

    Roger R. Smith
    "Norming C*-algebras by subalgebras" (joint work with Allan M. Sinclair), Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces: Isomorphic and Geometric Structure.

    Rich L. Stankewitz
    "Uniformly perfect analytic and conformal attractor sets," Special Session on Dynamical Systems.

    L. Bruce Treybig
    "The Hahn-Mazurkiewicz theorem: a characterization" (joint work with Dale B. Daniel, Jacek Nikiel, and H. Murat Tuncali), Special Session on Topology of Continua.

    Thomas I. Vogel
    "Sufficient conditions for capillary surfaces to be energy minima," Special Session on Free Surface Interfaces and PDEs.

  • Rekha R. Thomas
    Gave a colloquium on "Algebraic methods in integer programming" at the University of California, San Diego, October, 1999.

    Gave a colloquium on "Gröbner bases and integer programming" at Reed College, Portland, Oregon, October, 1999.

    Spoke in the Combinatorics Seminar at the University of California at Berkeley and in the Combinatorics and Geometry Seminar at the University of Washington at Seattle on "Combinatorics of the toric Hilbert scheme", October, 1999.

November 1999

  • Tamás Erdélyi
    Gave a colloquium on "Generalizations of Müntz's theorem via a Remez-Type inequality for non-dense Müntz spaces" at Oklahoma State University, November 4, 1999.

    Spoke on "Generalizations of Müntz's theorem via a Remez-Type inequality for non-dense Müntz spaces" in the Analysis Seminar at Ohio State University, November 18, 1999.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Visited the University of Costa Rica for three weeks in November-December 1999.

  • Emil J. Straube
    Visited the Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics in Vienna, November 14-20, 1999, and spoke on "Plurisubharmonic defining functions, good vector fields, exactness of the winding form, and all that".

  • Mohammed Ziane
    Spoke on "Compact attractors for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations" in the Mathematical Physics Seminar at the University of Texas at Austin, November 17, 1999.

December 1999

  • Eugen Mihailescu
    Spoke on "Applications of ergodic theory to complex dynamics" at the Midwest Several Complex Variables Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 3-5, 1999.


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