1999 SIAM Annual Meeting

Third SIAM Graduate Student Focus on Diversity:
A Day for Underrepresented Minorities

Wednesday, May 12

8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Georgia 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: Steven Lee
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ricardo Cortez
Tulane University



8:00-8:45 JP1 Optimization in Machine Learning and Data Mining
Olvi Mangasarian, University of Wisconsin, Madison Room: Capitol North/Center/South
9:00-11:00 Diversity Workshop
Room: Georgia 1 and 2
9:00-9:25 NewGlobal Compile-Time Analysis of Cache Utilization for Regular and Irregular Programs
Charles R. Hardnett, Spelman College; and Raja Das, Georgia  Institute of Technology    
9:30-9:55 Flat-top Solutions of a Ginzburg-Landau Equation
Monica Romeo and Christopher K. R. T. Jones, Brown University
10:00-10:25 Dynamics of Two-Coupled van der Pol Oscillators with Delay Coupling
Stephen A. Wirkus and Richard A. Rand, Cornell University
10:30-10:55 NewVariable Service Quality Management for Real-Time Media Space Applications
Byron Jeff, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:00-11:40 Coffee break
Room: Exhibit Hall
11:40-12:25 JP2 Krylov, Lagrange, Newton, and Schwarz: Combinations and Permutations
David E. Keyes, Old Dominion University and ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center
Room: Capitol North/Center/South


12:30-1:30 Lunch (Diversity Workshop participants)
Room: Georgia 1 and 2
1:30-3:00 Panel Discussion (Summer Research and Fellowship Programs)
Room: Georgia 1 and 2
Arizona Internships in Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences (AIMES)
Juan Mario Restrepo, University of Arizona
What Are the Benefits of Attending a Summer Internship?
Pablo V. Negron, University of Puerto Rico
Topic to be announced
Stephen A. Wirkus, Cornell University
and the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science may also participate in the discussion.
3:00-4:00 Coffee break
Exhibit Hall
4:00-6:00 Diversity Workshop
Room: Georgia 1 and 2
4:00-4:25 Finding Branch Decompositions for Planar Graphs
Ilya Hicks, Rice University
4:30-4:55 Nonlinear Dynamics of the Bombardier Beetle
Erika Camacho and Richard A. Rand, Cornell University
5:00-5:25 UpdatedThe Construction and Management of Distributed Computational Laboratories
Vernard Martin, Georgia Institute of Technology
5:30-5:55 Algorithms for Graphs with Small Branchwidth
William Christian, Jr., Rice University


6:30-7:30 The I.E. Block Community Lecture: Some Mathematical Insights Into Car and Bicycle Racing
Richard A. Tapia, Rice University
Room: Capitol Center/South
7:30-8:30 Community Reception
Room: Poolside
8:30-9:00 Pizza break for Diversity Workshop participants
Room: Georgia 1 and 2
9:00-10:00 "The Real Deal" -- An informal graduate student session
Moderator: Richard A. Tapia, Rice University

NewFunding Agency

SIAM and the Meeting Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Department of Energy and the National Security Agency for their support of this Diversity Workshop.

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