Bay Area Discrete Math Day, Spring 2011

San Francisco State University

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Poster | Registration | Speakers and Schedule | Directions / Public transport / Carpooling | Organizers / Sponsors

The 22nd Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day) will take place at San Francisco State University on Saturday, April 30, 2011 between 9 AM and 5 PM. All talks will be held in room SCI 201.

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.


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The registration is closed.

Lunch will be provided on-site (if you registered). There will also be a dinner following the conference, partially subsidized by a donation from the D.E. Shaw Group, and everyone is more than welcome to attend. Both will be vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.

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Speakers and Schedule

The schedule is listed below.

9:00-10:00am Registration and refreshments
10:00-10:10am Welcome
10:10-10:40am Daniel Erman
Stanford University
Boij-Söderberg Theory
10:50-11:20am Kelli Talaska
University of California, Berkeley
Trek Separation in Gaussian Graphical Models
11:30-12:30pm Dan Romik
University of California, Davis
Alternating Sign Matrices: Some Open, Recently Closed and Not-so-recently Closed Problems
12:30- 2:00pm Lunch provided on-site at the Cesar Chavez Student Center
2:00- 2:30pm Anton Dochtermann
MSRI/Stanford University
Syzygies and Subdivisions
2:45- 3:15pm Steven Klee
University of California, Davis
Centrally Symmetric Manifolds with Few Vertices
3:15- 4:00pm Coffee and tea
4:00- 5:00pm Jeffrey C. Lagarias
University of Michigan/MSRI
Packing Space with Regular Tetrahedra
6:00- 8:00pm Dinner at Roti Indian Bistro, 53 West Portal Ave, San Francisco

Directions and parking

Directions to San Francisco State University can be found on the SFSU website. If you are driving, we recommend that you park in Lot 20; it will cost you $5. Follow the parking instructions and the campus map.


If you need a ride, or if you are able to give rides, please contact your local member of the BADMath Committee.


The BADMath Committee:

The 22nd Bay Area Discrete Mathematics Day is kindly sponsored by

San Francisco State University       D.E. Shaw