2000 SIAM Annual Meeting

Wednesday, July 12

Fourth SIAM Graduate Student Focus on Diversity:

A Day for Underrepresented Minorities

 8:30 AM-5:00 PM     

Room: Caribbean 1 & 2     

This event is a chance for undergraduate and graduate students to listen to technical talks given by fellow underrepresented minority graduate students.

Organizers: Carlos Castillo-Chavez
Cornell University, USA
William Massey
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, USA
Pablo V. Negron-Marrero
University of Puerto Rico - Humacao, Puerto Rico
Pablo Tarazaga
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico     

Morning Program  

8:30-9:15 IP5, Global Climate Modeling
Warren M. Washington, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
Rio Mar 5
9:15-10:00 IP6, Stimulating Turbulent Compressible Flows at Very High Resolution Using the Piecewise-Parabolic Method
Paul R. Woodward, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Rio Mar 5
10:00-10:30 Coffee
Exhibit Hall
10:30-12:30 Diversity Workshop:
Caribbean 1 & 2
10:30-10:55 On the Design of Lp FIR Digital Filters
Ricardo A. Vargas and Charles S. Burrus, Rice University, USA
11:00-11:25 Protein Structure Analysis Using the Singular Value Decomposition
Rachel E. Vincent, Rice University, USA
11:30-11:55 Density Based Image Analysis
Harold Figueroa, Cornell University, USA
12:00-12:25 Combinatorial Analysis of the Dynamics of Decision Systems
Rebecca E. Pablo and Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, New Mexico State University, USA

Afternoon Program    

12:30-2:00 Lunch
Vista Verde Garden (Wrist tags required)
2:00-2:45 IP7, Nonlinear Approximation
Ronald A. DeVore, University of South Carolina, USA
Rio Mar 5
3:00-3:30 Diversity Workshop resumes:
Caribbean 1&2
3:00-3:25 A Single Climax Species Two-Class Population Model
Shurron M. Farmer, Howard University, USA  
3:30 PM-4:00 Coffee
     Exhibit Hall
4:00-6:00 Diversity Workshop continues:
    Caribbean 1 & 2
4:00-4:25 Estimating Airport Arrival Capacity Distributions for Air Traffic Flow Management
Tasha R. Inniss, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
4:30-4:55 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Rayleigh-Benard Convection Inside a Hele-Shaw Cell
Idris Stovall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
5:00-5:25 Nonconforming Domain Decomposition Method Applied to Viscosity Solutions of Implicit PDEs     
Luis A. Melara and Petr Kloucek, Rice University, USA
5:30-5:55 On the Dynamics of a Single-mode Semiconductor Laser Subject to Optical Injection
Jean-Michelet Jean-Michel, Brown University, USA

Evening Program    

6:00-7:00 The I. E. Block Community Lecture: Advances in Advancing Interfaces
James A. Sethian, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Rio Mar 5
7:00-8:00 The Community Reception
     Ocean Terrace
8:00-9:00 Pizza Get-together for Diversity Workshop Participants
     Caribbean 1 & 2
9:00-10:00 "The Real Deal" -- An informal graduate student  session.
Moderator: Richard A. Tapia, Rice University
Caribbean 1 & 2
10:00 Diversity Workshop adjourns

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