AWM WORKSHOP: Focus on Reporting Research Results

held in conjunction with
the SIAM Annual Meeting
Stanford University, California, July 13-18, 1997

Final Schedule as of July 1, 1997


The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) plans a workshop from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). AWM and SIAM welcome your participation.

The sessions focus on the reporting of research results and the mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral mathematicians. Our first session is a minisymposium which focuses on skills in written communication involving research papers and grant proposals. Our workshop also has three research minisymposium, a panel discussion on research and funding opportunities, and a poster session.

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 1997

4:30 PM-6:00 PM
AWM Discussion Group
Thornton 110

7:00 PM-9:30 PM
AWM Dinner Banquet
Keynote Speaker: Pam Cook, University of Delaware
Title: "Thoughts from a Chair(person)"
Lagunita Dining Room (in middle building in Lagunita Court facing the lake)

Attendees must preregister with AWM prior to the dinner. AWM has cancelled the cash bar for this event.

MONDAY, JULY 14, 1997

10:00 AM-10:30 AM Coffee and Poster Session
Thornton 102

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Thornton 110
AWM Minisymposium on Presenting Your Work and Yourself to the World: A Focus on Written Communications

One key to success in academia and industry is a person's ability to communicate with those around her. These talks will focus on how to develop written communication skills. The relevance of excellent technical work must be clearly displayed. Writing journal articles and grant proposals will be included.

Organizer: Linda R. Petzold,
University of California, Santa Barbara

10:30 AM How I Write
Lloyd N. Trefethen, Cornell University
11:00 AM Writing: The String that Makes the Necklace
Margaret H. Wright, Bell Laboratories
11:30 AM Preparation of Research Grant Proposals
Deborah Lockhart, National Science Foundation
12:00 AM Overcoming Proposal Phobia
Linda Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara

12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Lunch [see information below for more details]
Gibbons Grove (between Thornton and Press Buildings on Santa Teresa Street)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Thornton 102
Panel Discussion on Research and Funding Opportunities

Avner Friedman, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Deborah F. Lockhart, National Science Foundation
Wen Masters, Office of Naval Research
John Tague, Office of Naval Research

2:30 PM-3:15 PM
Thornton 102
Poster Session for Graduate Students

Donna Calhoun, University of Washington
A Cartesian Grid Method for 2d Stefan problem
Carolyn (Hill) Coleman, Case Western Reserve Univ.
Expanding Generalized Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) Analysis
Ivonne Diaz-Rivera, Arizona State University
The Dynamics of Queues of Re-entrant Manufacturing Systems
Anna V. Georgieva, Duke University
Nonlinear Particle Chains with Alternating Masses
Sigal Gottlieb, Brown University
Weighted ENO Schemes for Steady State Calculations
Misha E. Kilmer, University of Maryland, College Park
Cauchy-like Preconditioners and 2-D Ill-posed Problems
Kristen S. Moore, University of Connecticut
On a Singular Semilinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problem with Boundary Blowup
Ruth Pfeiffer, University of Maryland, College Park
A Threshold Estimation Problem for Stochastic Processes with Hysteresis
Svetlana Rudnaya, University of Minnesota
Application of Genetic Algorithms in Diffractive Optics Design
Maria Sosonkina, Virginia Tech
Sparse Approximate Inverses in Preconditioning of Distributed Linear Systems

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thornton 110
AWM Minisymposium on Mathematical Modeling

Modeling is the key to many application areas. This minisymposium will treat a variety of mathematical models and applications. The underlying systems to be modeled range from continuous to discrete.

Organizer: Suzanne M. Lenhart,
Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

3:30 PM Global Attractors for Damped Abstract Nonlinear Hyperbolic Systems
Gabriella A. Pint, North Carolina State University
4:00 PM Non-symmetric Deformations in Incompressible Nonlinear Elasticity
Debra Polignone Warne, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
4:30 PM Stability Properties of Equilibria Within a Continuum Mechanics Model of DNA Minicircles
Kathleen A. Rogers, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
5:00 PM The Effect of Dynamic Surface Tension on the Oscillation of Slender Elliptical Newtonian Jets
Hong Zhou, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thornton 102
AWM Minisymposium on Optimization

This minisymposium will present a variety of optimization problems with varied applications. The impact of scientific computing on these problems will be illustrated.

Organizer: Margaret H. Wright,
Bell Laboratories

3:30 PM Least Squares Methods for Optimal Shape Problems
Dana Bedivan, University of Texas at Arlington
4:00 PM Information Retrieval via Limited-Memory Matrix Methods
Tamara G. Kolda, University of Maryland, College Park
4:30 PM On Maximum Likelihood Estimators for a Threshold Autoregression
Lianfen Qian, Florida Atlantic University
5:00 PM The Solution of the Elliptic Boundary Value Problems on Irregular Regions
Zhiyun Yang, Pacificorp

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1997

10:00 AM-10:30 AM Coffee
Thornton 110

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thornton 110
AWM Minisymposium on PDEs and Applications

Partial differential equations model a variety of physical and biological applications. This minisymposium will showcase different types of PDEs and solution methods and display the applications.

Organizer: Joyce R. McLaughlin,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

10:30 AM Worse Case L-infinity to L-infinity Gain Minimization Via State Feedback
Xin Chen, University of Illinois Laboratory
11:00 AM The Quasilinear Wave Equation Governing Compressional Wave Motions of Nonlinearly Elastic Bodies: A Numerical Approach
Dawn A. Lott-Crumpler, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
11:30 AM Axisymmetric Flow in Transonic Aerodynamics
Elsa Newman, Marymount University
12:00 AM Derivation of the Lifshitz-Slyozov Theory for Coarsening by Homogenization Methods
Barbara Niethammer, CIMS, New York University


There is NO registration fee for the AWM Workshop. The minisymposia, panel session and poster session are open to all. Pre-registration for workshop lunch and dinner banquet tickets are strongly encouraged. Tickets on-site will be very limited. Individuals can inquire about ticket availability from the AWM staff on-site or by contacting the AWM office, 4114 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg., University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2461; 301-405-7892 or [email protected]. For further information on the workshop, contact the workshop chairperson, Suzanne Lenhart ([email protected]) or Dawn Wheeler at the AWM office ([email protected]).

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