Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The 10th Annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Schedule of the conference

Saturday 11/1/2014

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Registration and refreshments, in front of SULV 101
8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks, SULV 101
Dr. Ratnasingham Shivaji, H. Barton Excellence Professor and Head
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Plenary Lecture SULV 101
Chair: Jan Rychtář
Jerome Goddard II: How small is too small? Modeling the effects of habitat fragmentation via reaction diffusion equations
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee break
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Parallel morning sessions M1-M5
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Parallel morning sessions M6-M10
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch break
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Parallel afternoon sessions A1-A5
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Coffee break
3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Best presentation award ceremony, SULV 101
3:25 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, SULV 101

Morning sessions M1-M5 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Morning session M1 (SULV 101)

Chair: Dr. Irina Victorova

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Eli Thompson and Jasmine Everett: Interaction Neighborhoods and Memory Effects in a Spatial Prisoner's Dilemma Game
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. David Suarez: Influence of Individual's Mobility and Neighborhood Size on the Evolution of Cooperation
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Saniita FaSenntao and Kaleigh Mulkey: Modeling Traffic At An Intersection
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Dennys Rosales: Modeling Traffic At An Intersection

Morning session M2 (SULV 103)

Chair: Dr. Hyunju Oh

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Alexander Middleton: A Nonlinear Model of Cancer Tumor Treatment With Cancer Stem Cells
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Leigh Ann Herhold and Dan Thomas Oliver: Evaluating the Effects of Treatment Terms on White-Nose Syndrome
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Kira Crawford and Aaleah Lancaster: Mathematical Model of African Sleeping Sickness
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Chasity Dorsett and Marie Paulemond: Dynamic Model of Dengue Fever

Morning session M3 (SULV 200)

Chair: Dr. Sat Gupta

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Troy Kling: Statistical Image Filtering and Denoising Techniques for Synthetic Aperture Radar Data
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Erin Donahue: Looking at Kurtosis: Is my data normal?
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Marschall Furman, Nicholas Kapur and Wanlin Zheng: An Investigation of the Efficiency of Slime Mold as a Maze-Solving Algorithm
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Rebecca Law and Brady Melton: Evaluating the Strength of Evidence in DUI Cases Presented in North Carolina

Morning session M4 (SULV 201)

Chair: Dr. Chad Awtrey

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Robin French: A new algorithm for Galois groups of quintic polynomials
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Christina Jones: Series Representations of Pi
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Aziz Contractor: On a convergence/divergence problem from integral calculus
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Madeline Edwards: Derivative Sign Patterns for Infinitely Differentiable Function in Three-Dimensions

Morning session M5 (SULV 203)

Chair: Dr. Zachary Abernathy

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Velinda Calvert: Solution of Lane-Emden type equations using rational Bernoulli functions
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ryan Grove: Comparison of Nonlinear and Linear Stabilization Schemes for Advection-Diffusion Equations
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Joseph Hart: Numerical Method for Random Differential Equations
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tulsi Upadhyay: Quadratic Splines Maximum Entropy Method to Approximate the Invariant Density of the Frobenius-Perron Operators

Morning sessions M6-M10 (11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Morning session M6 (SULV 101)

Chair: Dr. Kristen Abernathy

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Jameel Abbess IV: Modeling with Advanced Engineering Applications: The overview of CI MATH 4990, the propagation of heat along the human arm in electric arc phenomenon
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Michael Bates: Heat generation under mechanical vibrations for materials with high dissipation: The connected problem of thermo viscoelasticity
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. John Cruickshank: The Growing Heart Changes Courses: An Analysis of Trabeculation's Effect on Hemodynamics in Math and Physical Models of a Developing Vertebrate Heart
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Andrea Lane: Bumps and Ridges: Effects of Trabeculae in Heart Morphogenesis

Morning session M7 (SULV 103)

Chair: Dr. Hyunju Oh

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Matthew Buhr: Trade-off of Glial Cell Actions in Response to Ischemic Hypoxia in the Brain
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Madeline Edwards: Identification of Transcription Factor Programs under Methylation Control during Brain Development
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Jia Zhao: 3D Mathematical Modeling and Simulations of Cell Mitosis by a Phase Field Approach
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Yao Messan: Parameter Sensitivity Analysis for CO-mediated Sickle Cell De-polymerization

Morning session M8 (SULV 200)

Chair: Dr. Sat Gupta

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Stephen Meier: Pattern Formation in Continuous Neural Networks
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Jamie Rowell: Exploring the Role of Yeast Nutrient in Hard Cider Brewing
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eli Mullis: Item Response Analysis of PTSD Questionnaires for Veterans
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. William Smith: Questionnaire Refinement in Neuropsychological Assessments

Morning session M9 (SULV 201)

Chair: Dr. Chad Awtrey

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Nicole Soltz: Counting Roots and Galois Groups
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Dani Moran: Groups as Metric Spaces
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ontario Stotts: Isomorphy Classes of Trivolutions of $SL_2(k)$
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Noah Hughes: Reverse Mathematics and Marriage Problems

Morning session M10 (SULV 203)

Chair: Dr. Michael Dancs

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thir Dangal: The Kansa's Method with Staggered Technique
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Balaram Khatri Ghimire: Lagrange Interpolation Polynomial Scheme for the Numerical Solution of the time dependent Partial Differential Equations using Localized MPS
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Anup Lamichhane: Particular Solution of Matern RBFs and its implementation in Method of Particular Solution
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Hunter Denham: Multiple Solutions of a Resonant Boundary Value Problem

Afternoon sessions A1-A4 (1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Afternoon session A1 (SULV 101)

Chair: Dr. Kristen Abernathy

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. William Frazier: Blow Up Failure in the Destabilization of the White Hen Egg Lysozyme Protein
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Antonio Porras: Reasonance and Margin Flexibility upon Oblate Jellyfish
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Jordan Price: Ecological models with U-shaped density dependent dispersal
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Sarah Stokely: Modeling the Population Dynamics of Daphnia Magna
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Maira Williams: The Role of the Pericardium in the Circulatory System of the Juvenile Tunicate - A Computational Modeling Approach

Afternoon session A2 (SULV 103)

Chair: Dr. Michael Dancs

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Myung Jun Kim: Estimating Critical Stock Price for an American Option with Dividends Near Expiration by Method of Sub- and Super-solution
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Chi Zhang: Numerical Solutions of American Options with Dividends
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sumen Sen: Finite Copula Mixture Models and Estimation
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Aaron Rapp: Constructing n-Uniform Hypergraphs with Restricted Clique Sizes
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Christopher Paoletti and James Withers: Evolutionary Games on Graphs

Afternoon session A3 (SULV 200)

Chair: Dr. Sat Gupta

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mokhaled Abd Allah: The effect of nature noise in classification of handwritten digits using Deep Learning techniques
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Tejo Sindhu Chennupati: Classification of Intellectual Merit using Random Forests and MapReduce Programming Model
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Anu Chhabra: Field Work Validation of an Optional Unrelated Question RRT Model
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Thomas Oseroff: Bayesian Model Calibration Techniques for Physical Applications
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Aida Briceno: The Dynamics of Offensive Messages in the World of Social Media

Afternoon session A4 (SULV 201)

Chair: Dr. Chad Awtrey

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Alex Smyth: The Madness of March: Predicting the NCAA Division I Men's College Basketball Tournament Using Markov Chains
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. James Rudzinski: Pilesize Dynamic One-Pile Nim
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Jared Dangar: Generalizing Functions to Functions of Matrices
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Ryan Story: Nonnegative Matrix Factorization Methods
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lee Fisher: A Geometric Approach to Voting Theory

Afternoon session A5 (SULV 203)

Chair: Dr. Zachary Abernathy

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lauren Holden: The hereditary approach to time dependent modeling with fractional exponential function
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Tim Antonelli: The effect of assuming a constant population size in models for the spread of Wolbachia
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Guy Oldaker IV: Investigation of Two Dimensional and Three Dimensional Flow Over Mountains With Shallow-Water Numerical Models
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. David Sykes: Toxoplasmosis Vaccination Strategies
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sarah Parsons: The discretization of ordinary differential equations