Bay Area Discrete Math Day, Spring 2009

University of California, Davis

Mathematical Sciences Building

Room 1147

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Poster | Registration | Speakers and Schedule | Directions and Parking | Carpools and Public Transport | Organizers / Sponsors
The Eighteenth Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day) will take place on the campus of UC Davis, Saturday, April 4, 2009 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All talks will be held in Room 1147 in the Mathematical Science Building.

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.


Click here for a printable version of the poster.


There is no registration fee, but please fill out this registration form on or before Wednesday, March 25. (The registration is closed.) This is essential so that we know how much food to get for lunch.

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

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Speakers and Schedule

The schedule is listed below. For abstracts, scroll over the title or, to see all at once, go to the abstracts page.

9:00-10:00am Welcome and refreshments
10:00-11:00am Helene Barcelo
MSRI/Arizona State University
k-equal subspace arrangements revisited
11:15-11:45am Sandra Di Rocco
The geometry of Cayley polytopes
12:00-12:30pm Milena Hering
University of Utah
The graph of monomial ideals
12:30- 2:00pm Lunch: provided on-site
2:00- 2:30pm Rachel Esselstein
California State University, Monterey Bay
Local Properties of Colored Graphs
2:45- 3:15pm Laura Matusevich
Texas A & M University
Monomial ideals and hypergeometric equations
3:15- 4:00pm Coffee and tea
4:00- 5:00pm Susan Holmes
Stanford University
Random threshold graphs, their limits and applications
6:00- 8:00pm Dinner: at Hunan in downtown Davis

Directions and parking

The closest parking lot to the Mathematical Sciences Building is Parking Lot 46. If it is full, the other relatively close parking lots are Parking Lot 44 and Visitor Parking Lot 47. Parking in any of these lots (except the
restricted spaces) are FREE on Saturday. This map includes the locations of MSB, lots 44, 46 and 47.

Directions to MSB can be found on the Davis Math Department webpage. You can also use this map; choose one of the parking lot as your destination to figure out your driving direction.

Carpooling and public transportation

We will be helping to organize carpools. If you are driving and have room for passengers or if you would like to be a passenger, then please contact a local organizer near you.

It is possible to take public transit to UCD on BAD Math Day. The Amtrak Capitol Corridor has a station in Davis. See the Amtrak website for schedules and the station nearest you (there is a station in Richmond which is BART accessible). The train ride from Richmond is roughly 70 minutes. Here is a map, which shows both the Davis Amtrak Station and Mathematical Sciences Building. It also includes a suggested walking route between the station and the MSB. Please allow 15-20 minutes for the walk.

The BADMath Committee:

The Eighteenth Bay Area Discrete Mathematics Day is kindly sponsored by UC Davis Mathematics, and D. E. Shaw.