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




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


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





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,



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




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




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


UK Student Center- Small Ballroom



1:00 - 1:30

Business Meeting

UK Student Center- Small Ballroom




KYMAA Executive Committee Meeting



6:15 p.m.-

7:30 p.m.



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


 White Hall 118 




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