# Faculty 2003 Travel and Talks

## January 2003

G. Don Allen

Invited Presentation, DEC 2003,*Building a quality online masters program*, Austin, TX, January 21-24, 2003.Goong Chen

Twenty minute invited talk, "Quantum Circuit Design for Multi-object Search," given at The 32^{nd}Winter Colloquium of the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, Utah, January 2003.Thirty minute invited talk, "Quantum Circuit Design for Multi-object Search," given at the American Mathematical Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, January 2003.

Prabir Daripa

Invited colloquium talk, "Some Fast Algorithms and Their Applications," Mathematics Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, January 2, 2003.Ron Douglas

Invited twenty minute talk, Special Session, AMS Meeting on Operator Algebras, Baltimore, MD, January 2003.Invited Thirty Minute Talk, Mini-Conference at University of California, Berkeley, CA, January 2003.

Colloquium, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, January 2003.

Ken Dykema

Invited 45 minute talk, "Invariant subspaces for operators modeled by certain upper triangular random matrices," Random Matrices and Related Topics, Conference, Sandbjerg Manor, Denmark, January 2003.Invited 90 minute seminar talk, "Free product constructions and subfactors," Operator Algebras Seminar, University of Southern Denmark, January 2003.

Stephen A. Fulling

Spent January-May 2003 at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (University of California, Berkeley) as a general member of the program on Semiclassical Analysis, and gave a seminar talk there in February entitled "What is the Casimir effect?"Sue Geller

Bioinformatics/Biostatics Colloquium, "Variance Stabilization, Normalization, and Power Calculations of Microarray Data with Application to Autism," M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, January 9, 2003.Leah Gold

Special Session, "Minimal distance of an evaluation code on a 0-dim'l complete intersection, Joint Meetings, January 2003.Rostislav Grigorchuk

"Ihara zeta function and fractal groups," Workshop on Groups Generated by Finite Automata, Kiev, January 3-4, 2003.Peter Howard

30 minute minisymposium talk, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Minisymposium on hyperbolic conservation laws and related topics, Baltimore, MD, January 2003.William Johnson

Invited forty-five minute talk, Special session on Banach space theory and convex geometry, AMS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, January 2003.Peter Kuchment

Invited mini-course (3 1hr lectures), Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Partial Differential Equations, Inverse Problems and Non-Linear Analysis, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, January 6-18, 2003.David Larson

20 minute session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Operator Algebras, Baltimore, January 2003.Matthew Papanikolas

Invited 20 minute talk, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Modular Forms, Elliptic Curves, and Related Topics, Baltimore, MD, January 2003.Colloquium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, January 2003.

Colloquium, Penn State University, University Park, PA, January 2003.

Colloquium, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, January 2003.

Seminar, University of Wisconsin Number Theory Seminar, Madison, WI, January 2003.

Gilles Pisier

"Application of matrix models to operator spaces," Random Matrices Conference, Sandbjerg, Denmark, January 12-15, 2003.Jon Pitts

Attend the Jean Taylor Symposium, Mathematics Department Colloquium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, January 30-February 2, 2003.Vincent Schielack

"Applying mathematics and technology to geoscience problems," AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 15-18, 2003.Thomas Schlumprecht

Invited 20 minute talk at the National AMS meeting, Special Session on Banach Spaces and Convex Geometry, Baltimore, MD.Roger R. Smith

20 minute talk, "Gamma factors," AMS Special Sessions, Baltimore, MD, January 2003.Mike Stecher

Talk, College Board Conference, Houston, TX, January 31, 2003.

## February 2003

G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation, "Using an online digitizer to connect with college algebra and precalculus students," Texas Community College Teachers Association and Texas Community College Association 56^{th}Annual Convention, Austin, TX, February 21-22, 2003.Panagiotis Chatzipantelidis

"The finite volume method for elliptic PDE's in the nonconvex polygonal domains," 2003 Texas Finite Element Rodeo Meeting, Houston, TX, February 28-March 1, 2003.Goong Chen

Attend the Department of Energy Technology Initiative Briefing Nanoscale Science Research Centers Workshop, Washington, DC, February 26-28, 2003.Invited one-hour colloquium in the Distinguished Lecture Series, "Introduction to Quantum Computing Devices," Math. Dept., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, Feb. 2003.

Paula Cohen

Presentation, "A six generalized squares theorem with application to PI algebras," Central Texas Algebra Conference, Baylor University, Waco, TX, February 22, 2003.Prabir Daripa

Invited 30 minute minisymposium talk, "An Overview of Some Fast Algorithms for Elliptic PDEs," SIAM03 CSE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, February 2003.Invited 30 minute minisymposium talk, "Applications of Some Fast Algorithms for Elliptic PDEs," SIAM03 CSE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, February 2003.

Ron Douglas

Colloquium, Functional Analysis Seminar at University of Toronto, Canada, February 2003.Colloquium, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, February 2003.

Stephen A. Fulling

Colloquium, SRI, UC-Berkeley, Seminar of the Program on Semiclassical Approximation, February 2003.Sue Geller

Panelist, How to Pick a Graduate School, Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, February 8, 2003.Leah Gold

Research Talk, "The brunsification of a finite free resolution," Central Texas Algebra Conference, Baylor University, February 2003.Rostislav Grigorchuk

"A round Milnor problem on group growth," Central Texas Algebraic Conference, Waco, TX, February 22-23, 2003.Matthew Papanikolas

Colloquium, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, February 2003.Colloquium, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, February 2003.

Colloquium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 2003.

Joe Pasciak

Colloquium (75 mins), "Least-squares approximation involving negative norms," University of Florida, February 17, 2003.Alexei Poltoratski

Colloquium, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, February 2003.Bojan Popov

Colloquium, "Nonoscillatory schemes for scalar conservation laws," Applied Mathe Seminar, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX, February 14-15, 2003.J. Maurice Rojas

30 Minute Invited Talk, Central Texas Algebra Conference, Baylor University, February 23, 2003.Invited, Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Princeton University, February 4, 2003.

Vincent Schielack

Attend the 106^{th}Meeting Texas Academy of Science, Nacogdoches, TX, February 27-28, 2003.Mike Stecher

Talk, College Board Conference, Houston, TX, Febuary 1, 2003.Emil Straube

"Schrödinger operators and the Neumann problem," Real Methods in Complex Analysis Conference, Oberwolfach, Germany, February 23-March 2, 2003.Jay Walton

Colloquium, Louisiana State University, February 2003.Philip Yasskin

"Teaching with Maplets and writing them," Texas Community College Teachers Association Conference, Austin, TX, February 21-22, 2003.Joel Zinn

1 hour Seminar, "Limit theory and inequalities for U-statistics," Case Western University, February 2003

## March 2003

Edwardo Chappa

Attend the 984^{th}AMS Meeting, Special Session on Wavelets and Harmonic Analysis, Baton Rouge, LA, March 15, 2003.Paula Cohen

Presentation, "An elementary approach to effective diophantine approximation," University of Texas, Austin, March 2003.Prabir Daripa

20 minute talk,"Scale-Up and Enhanced Oil Recovery," SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS03), Austin, Texas, March 17-20, 2003.Yalchin Efendiev

Two twenty-five minute special session talks, Seventh SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, March 21-25, 2003. Organized a minisymposium joint with Lou Durlofsky at this meeting.Stephen A. Fulling

20 minute special session, American Mathematical Society Southeastern Section Meeting, Special Session on Asymptotic Analysis, Stability, and Generalized Functions, Baton Rouge, March 2003.Invited hour talk, Workshop on Asymptotic Analysis, Stability, and Generalized Functions, Louisiana State U., Baton Rouge, March 2003.

Sue Geller

Mathematics Colloquium, "Variance Stabilization, Normalization, and Power Calculations of Microarray Data with Application to Autism," Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, March 28, 2003.Math Club, Graduate School at Texas A&M, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, March 28, 2003.

Rostislav Grigorchuk

"Spectra of fractal groups and the Atiyah conjecture," and "A friendly competitor of R Thompson group," Algebra Seminar, Lincoln, NE, March 6-8, 2003."Spectra of fractal groups and the Atiyah conjecture," and "A friendly competitor of the R Thompson group," University of California, San Diego, CA, March 10-13, 2003.

"The spectrum of the lamplighter group and the Atiyah problem on L

^{2}Betti numbers," V Jones Subfactor Seminar, Berkeley, CA, March 24, 2003.Colloquium, "Spectra of fractal groups and the Atiyah Conjecture," University of Nebraska, Lincoln, March 6, 2003.

Colloquium, "Spectra of Groups and Graphs and the Atiyah Conjecture," University of California, San-Diego, March 10, 2003.

Arthur Hobbs

Attend the 34^{th}Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Boca Raton, FL, March 3-7, 2003.William Johnson

Invited participant and invited hour address, Meeting on the geometry of Banach spaces, Oberwolfach, Germany, April 2003.David Larson

Plenary Address, Southeastern Analysis Meeting (SEAM-2003), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, March 2003.Plenary Lecture, Mars Workshop on Wavelets, Frames and Operator Theory, (one of two principal expository speakers), Louisiana State University, March 2003.

Bruce Lowe

Attend the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Mathematics and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Austin, TX, March 17-19, 2003.Joseph Pasciak

"Approximation of the eigenvalues of Maxwell's systems using a least-squares technique," IMACS Conference on Iterative Methods, Denver, CO, March 29, 2003.Colloquium (75 mins), "Approximation of the eigenvalues of Maxwell's systems using a least-squares technique," TICAM, University of Texas, March 4, 2003.

Attend the 11

^{th}Copper Mountain Multigrid Conference, Copper Mountain, CO, March 2003.Bojan Popov

Colloquium, "Non-oscillatory schemes for conservation laws," CAMP/Nonlinear PDE's Seminar, Chicago, IL, March 12, 2003.20 minute talk, Minmod-type schemes for scalar conservation laws, Texas Finite Element Rodeo, Houston, TX, March 2003.

William Rundell

Banff Workshop: "Geometrical Methods in Inverse Problems," March, 2003.Hal Schenck

Invited hour talk, MSRI workshop on Computational Commutative Algebra, "Hyperplane arrangements, free resolutions, and Bernstein-Gelfand-Gelfand," Berkeley, CA, March 13-15, 2003.Jane Schielack

Oral presentation, "ITS Center for Teaching and Learning," US-German Workshop on Quality Development, Kiel, Germany, March 2003.Oral presentation, "Building synergy between the sciences and the scholarship of teaching and learning through information technology," Southwest Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (SW-AETS) Regional Conference, Fort Worth, TX, March 2003.

Vincent Schielack

Presented a talk at the the annual meeting of the Texas Section Mathematical Association of America, Huntsville, TX.Kirby Smith

Colloquium, "Using linear algebra to do geometry," Mathematics Department, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, March 2003.Zoran Sunik

25 minute talk, Zassenhaus Group Theory Conference, Evansville IN, March 2003.Marvin Tretkoff

Participant, Lenstra Treurfeest Conference, Berkeley, CA, March 21-23, 2003.Jianxin Zhou

20 minute talk, "A Newton's method for finding multiple saddle points," 2003 Texas Conference on Partial Differential Equation, Denton, TX, March 2003.

## April 2003

Marcelo Aguiar

Presented "Hopf algebras of trees," American Mathematical Society 2003 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, New York, NY, April 12-13, 2003.G. Don Allen

Panel Discussion,*Let's Get Together: WWW-based Distance Education for Mathematics Teachers*, NCTM, San Antonio, April 11, 2003.Al Boggess

Presentation on Department's VIGRE grant at the University of Washington, April 2003.Goong Chen

Thirty minute talk, "Chaotic vibration of the wave equation with Duffing-like nonlinear boundary condition," Texas Partial Differential Equation Conference, Math. Dept., University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, April 2003.Dante DeBlassie

Colloquium, New Mexico State University, April 2003.Ron Douglas

Invited hour talk, IndexFest at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, April 2003.Colloquium, State University of New York, Albany, NY, April 2003.

Colloquium, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, April 2003.

Ken Dykema

40 minute special session talk, "Invariant subspaces for operators modeled by certain upper triangular random matrices," Free probability and operator algebras, AMS sectional meeting, Bloomington, Indiana, April 2003.Rostislav Grigorchuk

"Spectral of fractal groups and Atiyah conjecture," Rice University, Houston, TX, April 4-6, 2003.Participant, Andrews-Curtis and the Poincaré Conjectures Conference, Fayetteville, AR, April 10-12, 2003.

"The Ihara zeta function of infinite graphs, the KNS spectral measure and integrable maps?," Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, April 14-15, 2003.

Colloquium, "Spectra of fractal groups and the Atiyah Problem," Rice University, Houston, April 3, 2003.

Colloquium, "The Ihara zeta function of infinite graphs, the KNS spectral measure and integarble maps," Vanderbilt University, Nashville, April 14, 2003.

Arthur Hobbs

Attend the CombinaTexas Conference, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, April 5, 2003.William Johnson

"Stochastic approximation properties in Banach spaces," Probability Seminar, City University, New York, NY, April 3, 2003.Attend the Banach Space Theory Meeting, Oberwolfach, Germany, April 13-18, 2003.

Francis Narcowich

Invited hour talk, "Error estimates for scattered data interpolation via RBF's," 3^{rd}International Conference on Multivariate Approximation Theory and Applications, Cancun, Mexico, April 24-29, 2003.Gilles Pisier

Colloquium, "Grothendieck's theorem for operator spaces and type III von Neumann algebras," Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, April 23-29, 2003."Factorization of mappings between operator spaces," Kyusha University, Kyusha, Japan, April 29-May 2, 2003.

William Rundell

Oberwolfach speaker/participant, April 2003.Jane Schielack

Oral presentation, "Using information technology to improve math and science teaching and learning: An ITS Center Symposium," American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2003.Oral presentation, "Helping teachers meet the needs of talented math students in the regular classroom," National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2003.

Catherine Yan

Combinatorics Seminar, University of Washington and Microsoft Research, April 2003.

## May 2003

Marcelo Aguiar

One hour talk given during my two week visit with the Department of Mathematics, University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, May 13-31, 2003.G. Don Allen

Workshop, ICTCM (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics) - Visual algebra, applying digital and visual technologies toward learning algebraic concepts, Murfreesboro, TN, May 19-22, 2003.Goong Chen

Thirty minute invited talk, "Rapid fluctuations of iterative maps and chaotic vibrations of the wave equation," in Dynamics and Control of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (an NSF-sponsored conference), Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., May 2003.Ron Douglas

Invited hour talk, "Noncommutative Geometry Workshop" at Vanderbilt University, May 2003.Thirty minute talk, International Conference in Operator Algebra, University of Cork, Ireland, May 2003.

Ken Dykema

Invited 50 minute talk, "Applications of von Neumann algebras to invariant subspaces,"*GPOTS*The 23rd Annual Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium, University of Illinois, May 2003.Invited 30 minute talk, "Applications of von Neumann algebras to invariant subspaces," Recent applications of von Neumann algebras, UCLA, May 2003.

Rostislav Grigorchuk

45 minutes workshop talk, "Finiteness properties of branch profinite groups," Profinite Groups and Discrete Subgroups of Lie Groups Conference, Oberwolfach, Germany, May 2003.Changbing Hu

Presented a talk at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Dynamical Systems 2003 Conference, Snowbird, Utah, May 25-31, 2003.Gilles Pisier

Colloquium, "Similarity problems and completely bounded maps," Universidad Complutense, Madrid, May 17-22, 2003.Attend a meeting at Academic des Sciences, Paris, France, May 27, 2003.

Invited speaker, "Factorization of certain cb maps and type III von Neumann algebras," 23

^{rd}Annual Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, May 28-June 1, 2003.Alexei Poltoratski

Participated in conference, Prospectives in Analysis devoted to the 75th birthday of Lennart Carleson. Invited talk on our joint work was presented by N. Makarov, Stockholm, May 2003.J. Maurice Rojas

50 Minute invited talk (joint with John Keyser), NSF/DARPA CARGO (Computational and Algorithmic Representation of Geometric Objects) Workshop, Santa Rosa, California, May 12, 2003.Henry Schenck

UCSD Geometry-Topology seminar talk, "Hyperplane arrangements".Invited talk, AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, "Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity and line configurations in P

^{2}," San Francisco, CA.Roger R. Smith

30 minute talk, "Perturbations of finite factors," Conference in honor of Masamichi Takesaki, UCLA, May 2003.1 hour talk, "Perturbations of finite factors," Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium (GPOTS), University of Illinois, May 2003.

Peter Stiller

Presentation, Sensors Directorate, Sensor ATR, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, May 8, 2003.Catherine Yan

Participant, CBMS (Conference Board on Mathematical Sciences) Conference: Expansion Method in Combinatorics, Memphis, TN, May 13-17, 2003.

## June 2003

G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation, 4th Annual Chancellor's Invitational Conference for The Academy for Educator Development, Using web based assessment and getting teachers involved at a laptop campus, with Lisa Stinson, St Agnes Academy, June 12-14, 2003.Goong Chen

Poster presentation (no talk), at the DARPA QuIST Semiannual Technical Briefing, Beverly Hills, California, June 2003.Ron Douglas

Invited twenty minute talk, AMS Special Session on Operator Theory and Function Theory, Sevilla, Spain, June 2003.Yalchin Efendiev

25 minute talk, "Homogenization and numerical homogenization of nonlinear parabolic equations," Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Dept. of Math., Princeton University (organizer Weinan E), June 2003.Workshop, "IMA 20" (dedicated to IMA 20th anniversary), IMA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, June 2003.

Rostislav Grigorchuk

Invited Hour talk, "Branch groups: past and future," International Conference on Group Theory: combinatorial, geometric and dynamical aspects of infinite groups, Gaeta, Italy, June 2003.Invited 45 minute talk, "The Ihara zeta function of infinite graphs and integrable maps," Kolmogorov and Contemporary Mathematics Conference, Moscow, Russia, June 2003.

Invited 50 minute talk, "The dynamics of groups acting on rooted trees," Probability in Mathematics. In Honor of Hillel Furstenfest, Beer Sheva, Israel, June 2003.

William Johnson

Invited hour address, "Stochastic approximation properties in Banach spaces," Special session on homological methods in functional analysis, Joint Meeting between the Real Sociedad Matematica Espanola and the American Mathematical Society, Seville, Spain, June 2003.Invited participant, Meeting on operator spaces, Luminy, France, June 2003.

Peter Kuchment

25 minute invited session talk, ICIAM Congress, Sydney, Australia, June 2003.David Larson

Attend the Functional Analysis VIII Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia and gave a series of three lectures.Raytcho Lazarov

45 minute invited lecture, "Error analysis and error control for finite volume methods for convection-diffusion problems," International Workshop on Numerical and Symbolic Scientific Computing, Stroble, Austria, June 16-21, 2003.50 minute plenary lecture, "Finite volume methods: error analysis, error control and solution techniques," Fourth International Conference on Large Scale Scientific Computations, Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 3-9, 2003.

Colloquium, University of Linz, Austria, June 24, 2003.

Paulo Lima-Filho

4 1 hour Conference talks, The Arithmetic, Geometry and Topology of Algebraic Cycles Conference, Morelia, Mexico, June 2003.Colloquium, Mexican Academy of Sciences, June 2003.

Joe Pasciak

Invited 45 minute talk, "Approximation of the eigenvalues of Maxwell's systems using a least-squares technique," Workshop on Symbolic and Scientifiic Computation, June 17, 2003.Colloquium (50 mins), "Negative norm least-squares for div-curl systems," Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, June 11, 2003.

Guergana Petrova

Hour talk, "Best basis selection," Applicable Harmonic Analysis Workshop, Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 2003.Participant of the First Joint International Meeting between the American Mathematical Society and the Real Sociedad Matemática Espanola, Seville, Spain, June 18-21, 2003.

"Best basis selection," Workshop on Nonlinear Approximations in Numerical Analysis, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia, June 2003.

Gilles Pisier

Co-organizer (with Ed Effros) of the Operator Spaces and Application Conference, Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques, Luminy, France, June 23-28, 2003.Alexei Poltoratski

Colloquium, University of Paris VI and Marne la Valee University, Paris, France, June 2003.Peter Stiller

Invited speaker, AFOSR 2003 Program Review, "Shape Spaces, Object-Image Varieties, and Metrics for Object Recognition," Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, Organized by Ingrid Daubechies, June 5-7, 2003.Invited Speaker, Air Force Research Lab, "Object-Image Metrics," Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, June 26, 2003.

Maria Viola

Attend the 2^{nd}Operator Algebras and Mathematical Physics Conference, Sinaia, June 26-July 4, 2003.

## July 2003

Marcelo Aguiar

Invited talk, "XV Coloquio Latinoamericano de Álgebra, Session: Algebraic Combinatorics and Quantum Groups," Cocoyoc, México, July 20-25 2003.G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation, CAMT "Math in the Movies," Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, Houston, TX, July 17, 2003.Workshop, ICTCM (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics) - Using flash for mathematics instruction, Wesminister, Co, July 27-30, 2003.

David Benko

"The density of the equilibrium measure," Potential Theory Workshop, Szeged, Hungary, July 7-11, 2003.Itshak Borosh

Attend the DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science) Workshop on Applications of Lattices and Ordered Sets to Computer Science, Piscataway, NJ, July 8-10, 2003.Goong Chen

Thirty minute invited talk, "Visualization of eigenmodes of the H^{+}_{2}molecular ion" at TAMU-ONR Conference on Quantum Electronics, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, July 2003.Yalchin Efendiev

50 minute invited talk, "Numerical homogenization of nonlinear elliptic equations and its applications," VIII Workshop on Partial Differential Equations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 21-25, 2003.Attend the 24

^{th}Colloquium of Brazilian Mathemativs, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 29-30, 2003.Richard Ewing

Keynote Address: "Recent Developments in Eulerian-Lagrangian Localized Adjoint Methods," Seventh U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 27-31, 2003.Susan Geller

Attend the MAA Summer MathFest, and to participate on the committee on the profession, Boulder, CO, July 31-August 2, 2003.Leah Gold

Research Talk, "A bound on the degree," Commutative Algebra Joint Summer Research Conference, Utah, July 2003.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Invited 50 minute talk, Groups and Probability Conference, Budapest, Hungary, July 2003.Raytcho Lazarov

30 minute presentation, "Error control in finite volume approximations of conevection-diffusion-reaction problem," Seventh US Congress on Computational Mechanics, Albuquerque, NM, July 27-31, 2003.Paulo Lima-Filho

Colloquium, ITP (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Politecnica de Lisboa), Portugal, July 2003.Gilles Pisier

"Des applications radonifintes a la geometrie des espaces de Banach," Memorial Conference in honor of Professor Laurent Schwartz, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, July 1-4, 2003.Co-organized summer school at the University of Paris, "Discrete groups, operator spaces and C-algebras," July 1-9, 2003.

Hal Schenck

Lead a panel discussion on "Early career development: jobs, publishing, grants, etc.," Joint Summer Research Conference: Commutative Algebra: Presentations by Young Researchers, Snowbird, UT, July 20-24, 2003.Kirby Smith

Talk, International Conference on Near-rings and Near-fields, Hamburg, Germany, July 2003.Roger R. Smith

1 hour talk, "Cohomology of operator algebras," Conference on Banach and operator algebras, University of Alberta, July 2003.Maria Viola

Attend the Operator Algebras and Mathematical Physics Workshop, Bucharest, July 5-12, 2003.Tom Vogel

Hour workshop talk, Stability of Bubble Clusters, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Leipzig, Germany, July 21, 2003.Joseph Ward

Participant, 5^{th}International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Sydney, Australia, July 7-11, 2003.Philip Yasskin

45 minute presentation, "Writing Exams and Quizzes with Scientific Notebook," Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, 50th Annual Conference, Houston, July 16-19, 2003.2 hr 45 minute, Workshop, "What Do I Do With Polydrons? Platonic Solids, Euler Numbers," Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, 50th Annual Conference, Houston, July 16-19, 2003.

Jianxin Zhou

30 minute invited talk, "Stabilization in computing unstable solutions," 21^{st}IFIP TC 7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization, Sophia Antipolis, France, July 21-25, 2003.

## August 2003

G. Robert Blakley

Attend the 10^{th}Annual Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 14-15, 2003.Attend the CRYPTO 2003 Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, August 17-21, 2003.

Kenneth Dykema

Invited 1 hour talk, "Invariant subspaces of DT-operators," Free Probability Workshop, University of California, Berkeley, CA, August 2003.Attend the C*-algebras Conference in Oberwolfach, Germany, August 17-23, 2003.

Yalchin Efendiev

25 minute special session talk, "Numerical homogenization of nonlinear partial differential equations," Biocomplexity V: Multiscale Modeling in Biology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, August 14-17, 2003.Dariush Ehsani

Traveled to San Paulo, Brazil to attend the PDE, Several Complex Variables Conference.Rostislav Grigorchuk

"Groups generated by finite automata," 4^{th}International Algebraic Conference, Lviv, Ukraine, August 4-9, 2003.William Johnson

Invited hour and a half address, "Lipschitz quotient maps between Banach spaces Lipschitz quotient," DIMACS Workshop on Discrete Metric Spaces and their Algorithmic Applications, Princeton, NJ, August 20-23, 2003.David Larson

Series of three lectures, Workshop on the Functional and Harmonic Analysis of Wavelets and Frames, (one of two principal speakers), National University of Singapore, August 2003.Alexei Poltoratski

Plenary speaker, 12th Annual Analysis Meeting devoted to the 70th birthday of V.P. Havin, Euler Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 2003.Maurice Rahe

Attend the CRYPTO 2003 Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, August 17-21, 2003.William Rundell

Invited hour speaker, "Analytic and Geometric Methods in Inverse Problems," Helsinki, August 2003.Vincent Schielack

Traveled to National Science Bowl Coordinators meeting, Chicago, August 19-21, 2003.Peter Stiller

Invited speaker, SPIE International Conference on Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption, with Applications, "Vision Metrics and Object/Image Relations," San Diego, CA, August 5, 2003.

## September 2003

G. Don Allen

Invited Presentation, Seventh Annual Conference on School-University Partnerships, Educator Perceptions of Math and Science Teacher Preparation Programs, with Dianne Goldsby, Larry Walker, Dawn Parker, San Antonio, TX, September 28-30, 2003.Stephen Fulling

Contributed 25 minute talk, "Global and local vacuum energy and closed orbit theory," Sixth Workshop on Quantum Field Theory under the Influence of External Conditions, Norman, OK, September 15-19, 2003.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Invited hour talk, "Spectra of fractal groups and the Atiyah conjecture on L^{2}-Betti numbers," 53rd Algebra Day in Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, September 27, 2003.Robert Gustafson

Invited primary talk, "Well-poised Macdonald functions of BC_{n}type and a WP-Bailey Lemma for BC_{n}," Workshop on Jack, Hall-Littlewood and Macdonald polynomials, International Centre for the Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 23, 2003.David Larson

Colloquium, Baylor University, Waco, TX, September 2003.Guergana Petrova

Numerical Analysis Seminar, North Carolina State University, September, 2003.Henry Schenck

Colloquium talk, "Symbolic computation in algebra, geometry and topology," Rice University, Houston, TX, September 18, 2003.Jane Schielack

Oral presentation, "Forming science and education partnerships" panel with Kristen Kulinowski (Rice University) and Miriam Rafailovich (SUNY-Stony Brook), Nanotechnology Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Workshop, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, September 2003.Steven Taliaferro

Present talk, "Arbitrarily large solutions of nonlinear elliptic equations," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, September 6-12, 2003.

## October 2003

Marcelo Aguiar

Traveled to Dartmouth College to participate in Math Department Colloquium, October 2003.G. Don Allen

Participant in Ninth Annual October Preservice Mathematics Conference, Lakeway Inn and Resort, Austin, TX, October 23-25, 2003, Sponsored by the Charles A. Dana Center of The University of Texas, Austin, TX.Invited presentation, ICTCM, (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics) - Panel Discussion - What is the status of reform algebra? - Presentation - Using Camtasia, Chicago, October 29-30, 2003.

Harold P. Boas

Presented 20 minute special session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Banach Algebras and Several Complex Variables, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 25, 2003.Al Boggess

AMS Special Session Talk at AMS Meeting at the University of North Carolina, October, 2003.Paula Cohen

Presentation, "Transcendence of values and periods of special functions," Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, October, 2003.Ken Dykema

1 hour colloquium, "Applications of random matrices to invariant subspaces," University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, October 2003.Leah Gold

Research Talk, "A bound on the degree," Route 81 Conference, Syracuse University, October 2003.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Invited hour talk, "On finitely generated subgroups in a certain torsion group of intermediate growth," American Mathematical Society Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting, Binghamton, NY, October 11-12, 2003.Colloquium, "The spectra of groups generated by finite automata and the Atiyah Conjecture on L

^{2}-Betti numbers," University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, October 30, 2003.Colloquium, "Spectra of groups generated by finite automata," Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, October 31, 2003.

William Johnson

Invited hour address, Meeting in memory of Wladyslaw Orlicz, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, October 2003.Peter Kuchment

50 minute Plenary address, AMS Meeting in Binghampton, NY, October 2003.25 minute invited session talk, AMS Meeting, Binghampton, NY, October 2003.

Alexei Poltoratski

Colloquium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 2003.Henry Schenck

AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, "Linear series on a special rational surface," Boulder, Colorado, October 3, 2003.Thomas Schlumprecht

Attend colloquium and workshop, Edmonton, Canada, October 19-20, 2003.Emil Straube

Invited 50 minute lecture, Midwest Several Complex Variables Conference, Syracuse, NY, October 10-12, 2003.20 minute talk in Special Session on Banach Algebras and Several Complex Variables, AMS Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC, October 24-25, 2003.

Zoran Sunik

20 minute talk, Albany Group Theory Conference, Renselaerville NY, October 2003.20 minute special session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, Binghamton NY, October 2003.

20 minute special session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Ring, Binghamton NY, October 2003.

Catherine Yan

Attend INFORMS Annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 18-21, 2003.Jianxin Zhou

50 minute invited talk, 33rd Annual Math. Conference, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, October 24-26, 2003.

## November 2003

G. Donald Allen

Participant in PT3*L3 Pre-Conference Institute at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference, Sponsored by the Wexford Institute, Reno, NV, November 3-4, 2003.Attended New Teacher Quality Grants Program Workshop sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, TX, November 14, 2003.

Goong Chen

Poster presentation (no talk), at the DARPA QuIST Semiannual Technical Briefing, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nov. 2003.Paula Cohen

Presentation, "A six generalized squares theorem with applications to PI algebras," Macquarie University, Sydney, November 2003.Dante DeBlassie

Colloquium, Purdue University, November 2003.Ron Douglas

Invited plenary talk, Wabash Mini-Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 2003.Yalchin Efendiev

Workshop, "Inverse Problems in Material Sciences," IPAM, UCLA, November 12-14, 2003.Leah Gold

Seminar, "A bound on the degree," and "Minimal distance of an evaluation code on a 0-dim'l complete intersection," Algebra Seminar, University of Missouri, Columbia, November 2003.Doug Hensley

40-minute invited talk, "Simultaneous Diophantine Approximation," Number Theory and Probability Conference, CIRM, Marseilles, France, November 2003.Peter Howard

45 minute workshop talk, BIRS Workshop: Nonlinear Dynamics of Thin Films and Fluid Interfaces, Banff, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 2003.Peter Kuchment

50 min invited lecture, Inverse Problems Workshop at IPAM, November 2003.Josef Malek

Invited seminar talk "On incompressible fluids with pressure-dependent viscosity," Department of Mathematics, UT Austin, Austin, TX.J. Maurice Rojas

60 minute Invited Plenary Talk, SIAM (Society for Industial and Applied Mathematics) Conference on Geometric Design and Computer, Seattle, Washington, Nov. 13, 2003.Emil Straube

Invited 50 min. lecture, Conference on Recent Developments in Several Complex Variables, Cauchy-Riemann Geometry, and Complex Algebraic Geometry (in honor of Y.-T. Siu's 60th birthday), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, November 20-24, 2003.

## December 2003

Marcelo Aguiar

Invited talk, XI Encuentro Rioplatense de Álgebra y Geometría Algebraica, Solís, Uruguay, December 15-19, 2003.Goong Chen

Three one-hour lectures, entitled "Contemporary Quantum Computing Devices and Their Mathematical Modeling,

Part I: cavity QED and ion traps;

Part II: quantum dots and NMR;

Part III: quantum cellular automata,"

at the 2^{nd}Asia-Pacific Workshop on Quantum Information Science, National University of Singapore, Dec. 15-19, 2003.Ron Douglas

Two one hour talks, International Workshop on Analysis, Indian Statistical Institute, December, 2003.Invited thirty minute talk, International Conference on Operator Algebras, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India, December, 2003.

Invited thirty minute talk, AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Multivariate Operator Theory, Bangalore, India, December, 2003.

Yalchin Efendiev

Workshop, "Stochastic Methods in Coagulation and Fragmentation," Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK, December 8-11, 2003,Leah Gold

Special Session, "A bound on the degree," International AMS Meeting, Bangalore, India, December 2003.William Johnson

Invited hour address, Regional functional analysis meeting, Kent State University, Kent, OH, December 2003.Gilles Pisier

Colloquium, Madras, Chennai, India, December 2003.Special Session at AMS meeting, Bangalore, India, December 2003.

William Rundell

Hour talk, Inverse Problems: Computational Methods and Emerging Applications, IPAM, Los Angeles, December 2003.Joel Zinn

1 hour Seminar, "Some New Results and Questions in Learning Theory, Univ. of Delaware, Dept. of Resource Economics, December 2003.

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