Bay Area Discrete Math Day, Fall 2006

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Saturday, October 21, 2006

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The Thirteenth Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day) will take place at MSRI on Saturday, October 21, 2006 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All talks will be held in the MSRI auditorium.

BADMath 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, Combinatorial Aspects of Statistics, and Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics.

Directions and parking

Directions to MSRI can be found on the MSRI webpage, but please read on. The Space Sciences Laboratory (on Gauss Way)'s parking lot is open for parking on Saturdays; this is the first right after the MSRI parking lot going up Centennial Drive. Please park here if possible, and if the lot is full, park in the MSRI lot (the upper two rows of parking) down below. If you park in the MSRI lot, please come up to MSRI and get a parking permit to put in your dashboard.

Important note: there is a Cal football game on October 21. This means that if you are driving and arriving after 10 AM, Centennial Drive will be closed. See here for a map of the area with MSRI marked; the best way to get to MSRI from the freeway is to take the University Avenue exit off 80/580, then turn left on Sacramento, right on Cedar, left on La Loma, left on Campus, right on Shasta, right on Grizzly Peak (following the yellow brick road marked on the linked map.) Grizzly Peak will take you to Centennial, the upper portion of which should be open. Turn right on Centennial and then left onto Gauss Way to park in the SSL lot; if this is full, park in the MSRI lot below. Note that if you arrive late, you will likely run into traffic for the football game; the best plan is to arrive somewhat before 10 AM.

Carpooling and public transportation

Tim Hsu will be organizing carpooling. If you need a ride, or if you are able to give rides, please contact him at hsu [at]

We strongly encourage you to drive, but if you are coming via BART, note that the MSRI shuttle does not operate on Saturdays. To get to MSRI via public transportation, catch the 65 bus at the Downtown Berkeley BART station at 8:30 to get to MSRI at 8:53, or at 9:30 to get to MSRI at 9:53.


There is no registration fee, but please register with the local organizer, Mike Develin (develin [at], on or before October 13th. This is essential so we know how much food to get for lunch. If you do not pre-register, you will not have any food, and we will be very mad at you. In your RSVP, please include any dietary restrictions you may have, as well as whether or not you will be attending dinner afterwards.


We have a fantastic lineup of speakers lined up, as always. The schedule for the Thirteenth BADMath Day is as follows:


Lunch (free) will be provided on-site. There will be a conference dinner (subsidized; $15 for students, $25 for others) at
Kirin afterwards, which everyone is more than invited to attend. Both will be vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, but please e-mail Mike (develin [at] with any dietary restrictions you have.

The BADMath Committee: