Program for the 2010 Annual Meeting 

Note: All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Undergraduate student speakers are indicated by (u), graduate student speakers are indicated by (g), and faculty speakers are indicated by (f). This document is also available in MS-Word and PDF formats. A "quick guide" two-page version of the schedule is available in PDF format.

A Joint Meeting of the KYMAA & the AMS Southeastern Section

University of Kentucky

KYMAA March 26 - 27, 2010 & AMS March 27 - 28, 2010

Program for the Meeting

Friday, March 26

3:10 - 5:30

Registration    White Hall 341

 

 

3:10 - 5:00

Refreshments   White Hall 339

 

 

3:10 - 5:30

Book Exhibits  White Hall 341

 

 

3:40 - 3:55

Contributed Papers

 

Benjamin Baxter, Nick Cooper and Spencer Egart, Northern Kentucky University (u)

Kill Me Once, Shame on You. Kill Me Twice, Shame on Me

White Hall 342

 

 

 

Josh Sparks, Eastern Kentucky University (u)

Investigating Function Convergence Conditions to Determine Total Variation Convergence
White Hall 343

 

 

 

Christopher Estes, Morehead State University (u)

Intrusion Detection in Mobile Wireless Networks Using Data Mining Techniques

White Hall 346

 

 

 

Boubakari  Ibrahimou, Murray State University (f)

Applying Generalized Additive Mixed Models to Air Pollution Data

White Hall 347

 

 

4:00 - 4:15

Contributed Papers

 

Lauren May, Morehead State University (u)

Does the Rook Card Make a Difference?

White Hall 342

 

 

 

Donald Adongo, Murray State University (f)

A TVD Method for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

White Hall 343

 

 

 

Virgil Barnard, Kentucky State University (u)

Interesting Graphing Methods/ Stages of Their Construction

White Hall 346

 

 

 

Adam Coffman, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (f)

Glaeser's Inequality on an Interval

White Hall  347

 

 

4:15 - 4:30

Break

 

 

4:30 - 4:45

Contributed Papers

 

Joshua Bradley, Morehead State University (u)

Mobile Data Mining Algorithm for the 4G Mobile Network

White Hall 342

 

 

 

John Albers, Jefferson Community and Technical College (f)

Reconciling Triangle Measurements: An Exercise in Constrained, Multivariable Optimization

White Hall 343

 

 

 

Woody Burchett, Joy Neace, and Elizabeth Wiggins, Georgetown College (u)

Predicting Behavior of Serial Criminals

White Hall 346

 

 

 

Evan Boyd, Morehead State University (u)

Ranking College Football with Random Walkers

White Hall 347

 

 

4:50 - 5:05

Contributed Papers

 

Amanda Stevenson, Northern Kentucky University (u)

Type I Error Rates for Statistical Tests Comparing Two Independent Samples of Quantitative Data:  A Simulation Study 

White Hall 342

 

 

 

Timothy Schroeder, Murray State University (f)

JSJ-decomposition of Coxeter Manifolds

White Hall 343

 

 

Eungchun Cho,  Kentucky State  University (f)

Estimating p0(X) from Samples on X

White Hall 346

 

 

Craig Hamilton, Morehead State University (u)

Knot Mosaics Using Hex-tiles

White Hall 347

 

 

5:10 - 5:25

Contributed Papers

 

Amir Ahmadi, Morehead State University (u)

An Environmental Study Related to Unemployment

White Hall 342

 

 

 

Kelli Lang, Transylvania University (u) 

The 3n+1 Algorithm and Twin Hailstones

White Hall 343

 

 

 

Biswajit Panja, Morehead State University (f)

Certification Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks

White Hall 346

 

 

 

Robin Blankenship, Morehead State University (f)
Talking the Talk; Walking the Walk: Descriptions of an Inquiry-Based Classroom
White Hall 347

 

 

5:30 - 5:45

Contributed Papers

 

Amanda Sutherland, University of Louisville (u)

Quaternary Representations in Phylogenetics

White Hall 342

 

 

 

Ryan Stuffelbeam, Transylvania University (f)

The Collatz Conjecture and the 2-adic Integers

White Hall 343

 

 

 

Julie Lang, Morehead State University (u)

Does the Amount of Lecture Make a Difference in Learning College Algebra?

White Hall 346

 

 

 

Duane Skaggs, Morehead State University (f)

Large Identifying Codes in Graphs

White Hall 347

 

 

6:00 - 7:30

Banquet 

UK Student Center - Small Ballroom

 

 

7:30 - 8:30

Invited Address

 

Martha Siegel, Towson University

Undergraduate Research in Applied Mathematics for Fun and Profit

White Hall 118

 

 

8:30

Aftermath

Hallway Outside Lecture Hall

 

 

 

Saturday, March 27

7:15 - 8:15

The Noetherian Rings Breakfast

The Noetherian Rings,  an organization of women mathematics graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at the University of Kentucky, invites all female meeting participants to a breakfast in the lobby of the Mathematics Department, 7th Floor, Patterson Office Tower. For more information contact Katharine Ott, katharine.ott@uky.edu

 

 

7:45 - 11:00

Registration   White Hall 341

 

 

7:45 - 11:00

Refreshments   White Hall 339

 

 

8:00 - 11:00

Book Exhibits  White Hall 341

 

 

8:20 - 8:35

Contributed Papers

 

Andy Martin, Kentucky State University (f)

The Freshman Liberal Arts Math Requirement for Students not Majoring in STEM Subjects

White Hall 338

 

 

 

Omer Yayenie, Murray State University  (f)

 Nonexistence of H-convex Cuspidal Standard Fundamental Domain 

White Hall 340

 

 

 

Robert C. Powers, University of Louisville (f)

McGarvey's Theorem for Losers

White Hall 342

 

 

8:40 - 8:55

Contributed Papers

 

Dhanuja Kasturiratna, Northern Kentucky University (f)

Characterizations of Normal Distribution and Applications to Goodness-of-fit Tests

White Hall 338

 

 

 

Di Wu, Western Kentucky University (f)

A Novel Computational Method in Protein Structure Determination and Refinement

White Hall 340

 

 

 

Krystal Brewington, Morehead State University (u)

An Upper Bound for an NxN Knot Mosaic

White Hall 342

 

 

8:55 - 9:15

Break

 

 

9:15 - 10:05

2010 Distinguished Teaching Award Address

Christine Shannon, Centre College

How To Solve It - Approximately!

David Shannon, Transylvania University

Are All the Good Problems Solved?

White Hall 118

 

 

10:15 - 10:30

Contributed Papers

 

Tyler Clark, Western Kentucky University (u)

Collections of Mutually Disjoint Convex Subsets of a Totally Ordered Set

White Hall 338                                       

 

 

 

Jenna Torres, Northern Kentucky University  (u)

Lester Hill:  Creating Long Cipher Keys

White Hall 340

 

 

 

Marcia Edson, Murray State University (f)

A New Generalization of Fibonacci Sequence & Extended Binetís Formula

White Hall 342

 

 

10:35 - 10:50

Contributed Papers

 

Jessamyn Delgado, Morehead State University (u)

Learning Software Evaluation: Hawkes Learning System

White Hall 338           

 

 

 

Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University (f)

Ramping up to World War II

White Hall 340

 

 

 

Andy Martin, Kentucky State University (f)

Archimedesí Puzzling Work:  The Stomachion

White Hall 342

 

 

10:50 - 11:05

Break

 

 

11:05 - 11:55

AMS-MAA Invited Address

 

Bruce Reznick, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

 

The Secret Life of Polynomial Identities

 

White Hall 118

 

 

12:00 - 1:00

Luncheon

UK Student Center- Small Ballroom

 

 

1:00 - 1:30

Business Meeting

UK Student Center- Small Ballroom

 

 

1:45

KYMAA Executive Committee Meeting

 

 

6:15 p.m.-

7:30 p.m.

 

Reception

University of Kentucky Department of Mathematics Reception  

King Alumni House

 

 

8:00 p.m.-

9:00 p.m.

 Erdos Memorial Lecture

 Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University

 $3x+1$

 White Hall 118 

 

 

 

Additional AMS events are listed at the AMS web site:

 

http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2162_progfull.html