Bay Area Discrete Math Day, Fall 2005

University of California, Davis

Wellman Hall

Room 216

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Remember: the deadline for registration is Friday, October 14!

Please click here for a conference poster to print, post, and distribute.

The Eleventh Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BAD Math Day) will take place on the campus of UC Davis, Saturday, October 22, 2005 between 10:00am and 6:00pm. All talks will be held in room 216 in Wellman Hall.

BAD Math Days are one-day meetings aimed at facilitating communication between researchers and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the San Francisco Bay Area. These days happen twice a year and strive to create an informal atmosphere to talk about discrete mathematics. The term "discrete mathematics" is chosen to include at least the following topics: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Discrete Geometry, Graph Theory, Coding and Design Theory, Combinatorial Aspects of Computational Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorial Optimization, Probabilistic Combinatorics, and Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics.


Click on talk titles for abstracts; click on speaker names for speaker homepages.

9:15-10:00am Discussion and refreshments
10:00-11:00am Misha Kapovich (UC Davis) A generalization of the saturation theorem
11:00-11:20am Coffee
11:20-11:50am Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley) Introduction to Total Positivity
12:00-12:30pm Serkan Hosten ( San Francisco State University) Growth Series of Cyclotomic Lattices and Cyclotomic Polytopes
12:30-2:20pm Lunch
2:20-2:50pm Mariel Vazquez ( San Francisco State University) DNA rearrangements and multigraphs
3:00-3:30pm Alex Woo (UC Davis) Bruhat-restricted pattern avoidance
3:45-4:15pm Tea
4:15-5:15pm Yuval Peres (UC Berkeley) Random-turn Hex and tug-of-war
6:00-8:00pm Dinner


Lunch will be provided for free (IF you RSVP'd!!) on-site, in the student lounge of 102 Wellman. (This is also where coffee/tea are held.)
Dinner will be held at Hunan, 508 2nd St #104, Davis, CA 95616; 530-753-5174. (See map . Go up the steps as though going into the Golden 1 Credit Union; corner of 2nd+D.)
Dinner will cost approximately $13 for students and $20 for others, plus beverages will be paid SEPARATELY. (It is imperative you RSVP if you are coming to dinner so we can give the restaurant an accurate head count and avoid extra charges.)

Directions and parking


No registration fee will be charged, but please RSVP to the local organizer, Monica Vazirani (, by
Friday, October 14
so we have an accurate count of who's coming. When you RSVP, please let us know:

Information about previous BAD Math Days is available below. (Apologies: links to abstracts, etc., will mostly not work.)

The BADMath Committee: