2017 Indiana Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference


The 2017 Indiana Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference will be held at Purdue University on Tuesday July 25. It will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics. This conference features the mathematics research done by undergraduates participating in REUs throughout the state of Indiana, including

All questions should be directed to the local organizer, Edray Goins (egoins@purdue.edu).


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Conference Information

Registration is $20 for all participants. A continental breakfast and a buffet lunch will be provided, while one-day parking permits will also be provided upon request.

Abstract Submission

All conference talks will be 15 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions). All students are encouraged to submit an abstract on their research project. Please submit your title and abstract by sending an e-mail to Edray Goins (egoins@purdue.edu). Abstracts are due by Tuesday, July 18.

All rooms have an overhead projector, a computer with USB drives, a built-in computer projector, cables for a laptop hookup, screen, and internet access. Rooms will not be equipped with blackboards. Speakers bringing Mac laptops and laptops with only DVI, DisplayPort, or Thunderbolt output should to bring their own VGA adapter.

Poster Session

At the end of the day, students will have the option of presenting a poster featuring their work. Sites may have multiple posters this year. We will provide easels and a trifold cardboard backing upon which to place the posters. The posters should be 3' x 4' (36 inches by 48 inches). Abstracts are due by Tuesday, July 18.

Here is a sample poster template in PowerPoint format. Some tips on designing a successful poster presentation can be found at SIAM's "How to Prepare a Poster" as well as Jeff Radel's tutorial "Developing a Poster Presentation".

Getting Here

All conference activities will take place in either

Please allow yourself extra time for driving as State Street is under serious reconstruction!

Parking

Please park in the Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG) located at 120 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906; this is the corner of North Street and Grant Street. Parking costs $10 for the day, but if you would like a parking permit mailed to you, you can add this as part of your conference registration at no extra cost to the registration fee.


Conference Schedule

The conference will be held in either the Memorial Union's West Faculty Lounge (Room 250); or Stewart Center's STEW 206, STEW 214 AB, STEW 278, or STEW 279. You may wish to look at the Purdue University Campus Map for more details.

[CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND ABSTRACTS]

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Stewart Center
STEW 214 AB
Continental Breakfast


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM



Stewart Center
STEW 214 AB


Welcome Remarks
Edray Goins, Professor of Mathematics
Greg Buzzard, Department Head of Mathematics
Patrick J. Wolfe, Dean of the College of Science

10:00 AM - 12:00 PMStewart CenterMorning Parallel Sessions

STEW 214 ABSession #1: Mathematical Biology (Allen Holder, Moderator)
10:00 AM - 10:20 AMModeling Acute Blood Flow Responses to a Major Arterial Occlusion (Arciero, Barber, Burch, Zhao)
10:20 AM - 10:40 AMModeling Cancer Cell Transport Through the Vascular System (Barber, Celaya-Alcala, Zhu)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AMModeling Cancer Cell Transport Through the Vascular System (Barber, Kovacs, Zhu)
11:00 AM - 11:20 AMBreak
11:20 AM - 11:40 AMRedefining Biomass to Better Identify Gene Essentiality (Bohner, Holder)
11:40 AM - 12:00 PMUsing a Mathematical Model of Sepsis to Predict Survivability Conditions for an Infection (Arciero, Borgard)

STEW 278Session #2: Graph Theory and Applications (Paul Drube, Moderator)
10:00 AM - 10:20 AMBreak
10:20 AM - 10:40 AMConformal Dimension of Fractals: Part 1 of 2 (Pilgrim, Powell, Thurston)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AMConformal Dimension of Fractals: Part 2 of 2 (Morris, Pilgrim, Thurston)
11:00 AM - 11:20 AMBreak
11:20 AM - 11:40 AMComparing Scaling Laws for Two- and Three-Dimensional Fractal-Like Tree Networks (Geib, Stutzman)
11:40 AM - 12:00 PMStandard Set-Valued Young Tableaux and Product-Coproduct Prographs (Borchardt, Drube, Krueger, Wren)

STEW 279Session #3: Probability and Analysis (Jonathan Peterson, Moderator)
10:00 AM - 10:20 AMCompleteness of Π (Sabry, Somayyajula)
10:20 AM - 10:40 AMAnalysis of the Speed of an Excited Random Walk (Cinkoske, Jackson, Peterson, Plunkett)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AMStatistical Tests for Convergence of Some Random Walks to Perturbed Brownian Motion (Menix, Peterson, Schoonover)
11:00 AM - 11:20 AMBreak
11:20 AM - 11:40 AMSimulations to Test Data Assimilation Through Feedback Nudging (Blake, Jolly)
11:40 AM - 12:00 PMVertically Averaged Velocity in Rayleigh-Benard Convection (Isenberg, Jolly)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Purdue Memorial Union
West Faculty Lounge (Room 250)
Buffet Lunch


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMStewart CenterAfternoon Parallel Sessions

STEW 214 ABSession #4: Mathematical Biology (Alex Capaldi, Moderator)
1:20 PM - 1:40 PMModeling Chronic Vascular Responses Following a Major Arterial Occlusion (Brewer, Pellett)
1:40 PM - 2:00 PMModeling White-Nose Syndrome Vaccination Strategies in Little Brown Bat Colonies (Capaldi, Cornwell, Elzinga, Stowe)
2:00 PM - 2:20 PMBreak
2:20 PM - 2:40 PMModeling Protein Folding with a Matrix Potential (Brown, Joglekar)
2:40 PM - 3:00 PMDuality of Cortical Representation (Kessler, Kuznetsov, Weir)

STEW 278Session #5: Graph Theory and Applications (Dylan Thurston, Moderator)
1:20 PM - 1:40 PMBelyi Maps, their Dessins d'Enfants, and their Monodromy Groups (Christopher, Dicks, Ferolito, Goins, Sauder, Van Niel)
1:40 PM - 2:00 PMComputing Hurwitz Spaces Associated to Rational Maps with Four Fixed Critical Points (Kwete, Pilgrim)
2:00 PM - 2:20 PMBreak
2:20 PM - 2:40 PMClassification and Characterization of Networks (Canning, Ingram, Ortiz, Schmitt)
2:40 PM - 3:00 PMLogic with "Most" and Cardinality Comparisons (Moss, Raty)

STEW 279Session #6: Probability and Analysis (Chris G. Connell, Moderator)
1:20 PM - 1:40 PMExamining the Heegaard Floer Homology of Torus Bundles (Clarkson, Rohrlich)
1:40 PM - 2:00 PMRelating TQFTs and Cut and Paste Invariants (Rovi, Schoenbauer)
2:00 PM - 2:20 PMBreak
2:20 PM - 2:40 PMOptimizing Convex Hull Surface Areas and Volumes (Connell, Tassoni)
2:40 PM - 3:00 PMNoise-Induced Stabilization of Hamiltonian Systems (Coniglio, Kolba, Sparks, Weithers)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stewart Center
STEW 206
Poster Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Stewart Center
STEW 214 AB

Keynote Lecture
Colin McKinney (Wabash College)
The Mathematics Behind "Kerbal Space Program"


Links to Past Conferences