Schedule of Events


All conference events will take place in the Hilton Center for Business (Campus Building HIL on the Campus Map) at Loyola Marymount University. Click here to see a campus map. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE CAMPUS MAP WITH YOU!! Signs for the conference will be posted.


Time Event Location
8:00 - 8:50 am Registration and light continental breakfast WHH Amphitheatre
9:00 - 9:50 am Opening Address by Susan Martonosi HIL 100
10:00 - 11:15 am Student Talks, Session I HIL 23, 31, 35, 63, 103, 107, 109, 113, 115, 119
11:20 - 11:30 am Prize Session I HIL 100
11:30 - 12:30 pm Parallel Sessions:

I. Career Panel

II. Graduate School Small Group Discussions

HIL 100

HIL 103, 107, 109

12:30 - 1:25 pm Lunch and Contest WHH Amphitheatre
1:30 - 2:40 pm Student Talks, Session II HIL 23, 31, 35, 63, 103, 107, 109, 113, 115, 119
2:45 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Break WHH Amphitheatre
3:00 - 3:50 pm Keynote Address by Sir Randolph Bacon III HIL 100
4:00 - 4:15 pm Prize Session II HIL 100

Schedule of Student Talks

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Rm Time Speaker Institution Title
Morning Session 10:00 - 11:15 am
HIL 23 10:00 - 10:15 Reza Nikopoor Fullerton College On Maxwell's question of the existence of equilibria for charge-distance potentials
10:20 - 10:35 Eric Santana Fullerton College The Hadamard Conjecture
10:40 - 10:55 Wilson Lee Fullerton College Early-Stage Arguments that the Arithmetic combination of pi and e is Likely Irrational
11:00 - 11:15 Robert Beck Cal Poly Pomona Burnside-Polya Counting Methods
Moderator: Dana Clahane, Fullerton College
HIL 31 10:00 - 10:15 David Jones UC Merced The Minimum Genus of a Closed Surface Constructed through a (k,n) Hyperbolic Tiling
10:20 - 10:35 James Tipton CSU Fresno A polynomial invariant of 3-valent graphs embedded in the 3-space
10:40 - 10:55 Marissa Juarez & Matthew Michal Fresno Pacific CANCELED
Moderator: Oscar Vega, CSU Fresno
HIL 35 10:00 - 10:15 Max Kutler Harvey Mudd G-invariant divisors on tropical curves
10:20 - 10:35 Jeffrey Wong Harvey Mudd Simulations of Surfactant Spreading
10:40 - 10:55 Andrew Ronan Harvey Mudd Dynamics of Attractive-Repulsive Swarms
Moderator: Robert Horvath, El Camino College
HIL 103 (Fr/So) 10:00 - 10:15 Joshua Thornton & Gifford Leon Tompkins Pepperdine Fun with Fractals
10:20 - 10:35 Gerard Rothfus Pepperdine Squaring the Circle
10:40 - 10:55 Noah Webster Pepperdine Understanding Multivariable Limits
11:00 - 11:15 Janet Kim Pepperdine Ganita Sara Samgraha
Moderator: Brian Fisher, Pepperdine University
HIL 107 (Fr/So) 10:00 - 10:15 David Eng Fullerton College Latin Squares: An Unsolved Math Mystery
10:20 - 10:35 Geno Diaz Fullerton College The Collatz Problem
10:40 - 10:55 Megan Goode CSU Fullerton CANCELED
11:00 - 11:15 David Caliri LA City College A Unit Circle Teaching Device with Exact Expressions for Diminutive Angles
Moderator: Scott Annin, CSU Fullerton
HIL 109 (Fr/So) 10:00 - 10:15 Derek Taylor Fullerton College Borsuk Conjecture
10:20 - 10:35 Matthew Trost Fullerton College Normal Magic Squares
10:40 - 10:55 Dylan Ayala Fullerton College The Erdos-Mollin-Walsh Conjecture
11:00 - 11:15 Nadia Salem Bakersfield College Students with Disabilities and Math
Moderator: Dottie Sherling, Irvine Valley College
HIL 119 10:00 - 10:15 Jessica Ceniceros Claremont McKenna Twisted Virtual Biracks
10:20 - 10:35 Kate Burgers Harvey Mudd Using Systems of Coupled Oscillators to Find the Beat in Music
10:40 - 10:55 Georgi Dinolovr Harvey Mudd Swarm Control via Abstraction
11:00 - 11:15 Bonny Guang Harvey Mudd ADAM: Analysis of Discrete Models of Biological Systems Using Computer Algebra
Moderator: Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College
Afternoon Session 1:30 - 2:40 pm
HIL 23 1:30 - 1:50 Morgan Cole & Hannah Croft-Seidler Cal Poly Pomona Knots, Graphs, and Colorability
1:55 - 2:15 Vanessa Yanez Cal Poly Pomona CANCELED
2:20 - 2:40 Sam Royston Lewis & Clark Ulam's Spiral: A Picture of the Primes and Their Analogues
Moderator: Robin Wilson, Cal Poly Pomona
HIL 31 1:30 - 1:50 Joshua Strong CSU Fullerton Distributional Modes and the Rindler Temperature Result
1:55 - 2:15 Kevin Park & Li-Hsuan Huang CSU Fullerton Analytical Methods to Understand the Statistical Estimation of the Fat Fraction in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
2:20 - 2:40 Anne Calder & Eden Ellis CSU Fullerton Monte Carlo Methods to Understand the Statistical Estimate of the Fat Fraction in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Moderator: Bill Kronholm, Whittier College
HIL 35 1:30 - 1:50 Elizabeth Reiland Harvey Mudd Combinatorial Proofs of Fibonomial Identities
1:55 - 2:15 Chandler May Harvey Mudd Verification of Solutions to the Sensor Location Problem
2:20 - 2:40 Sarah Loeb Harvey Mudd Extending List Colorings of Planar Graphs
Moderator: Maribel Bueno, UC Santa Barbara
HIL 63 1:30 - 1:50 Derek Hoeft CSU San Marcos The Polya Space Filling Curve
1:55 - 2:15 Kenny Courser CSU San Marcos The Bernoulli Power Sum Formula!
2:20 - 2:40 Kimberly McDonald & Julie Vaccaro CSU San Marcos Pythagoras, Fermat, and the Controversial Theorem
Moderator: Marshall Whittlesey, CSU San Marcos
HIL 103 (Fr/So) 1:30 - 1:50 Erika Mesa & Colleen Bouey Loyola Marymount Computing Pi Via New Polynomial Approximations to Arctangent
1:55 - 2:15 Leah Whitaker Pepperdine The Fibonacci Sequence and Linear Algebra
2:20 - 2:40 Wancen Jiang Pepperdine Love Code--Love You More Than I Can See
Moderator: Timothy Lucas, Pepperdine University
HIL 107 1:30 - 1:50 Heather H. Kitada & Gabe Montes de Oca Lewis & Clark Discrete Calculus on Polygonal Numbers
1:55 - 2:15 Megan Ly Loyola Marymount Rational Distance Sets on Conic Sections
2:20 - 2:40 Elizabeth Llanes Loyola Marymount Modern Women Mathematicians: Evelyn Boyd Granville
Moderator: Mark Kozek, Whittier College
HIL 109 1:30 - 1:50 Mark Allenby Pepperdine A Point Process Model for Simulating Gang Violence
1:55 - 2:15 Darlena Kern Pepperdine Fast Approximation of Derivatives Using LU Factorization of Vandermonde Matrices
2:20 - 2:40 Stephanie Bell Univ of Montana Maker-Breaker Graph Coloring Games
Moderator: Lisa Hernandez, California Baptist University
HIL 113 1:30 - 1:50 Mikhail Popov, David Rock, & Victor Ying CSU Fullerton A Comparative Study of Divergence Metrics in the Analysis of Neuronal Data
1:55 - 2:15 Mario Banuelos & Michelle Hoshiko CSU Fresno On Multiplier Sequences of a Special Form for Finite Fields
2:20 - 2:40 D. Lee Wiyninger Harvey Mudd Continued Fractions: A New Form
Moderator: Tamas Forgacs, CSU Fresno
HIL 119 (Fr/So) 1:30 - 1:50 Kevin Oskar Negron Fullerton College A Brief Introduction to p-adic Numbers
1:55 - 2:15 James Tipton & Benjamin Wright CSU Fresno On Multiplier Sequences for Simple Sets of Polynomials
2:20 - 2:40 Jeff Hicks UCLA The Relationship Between Links, Braids, and Free Groups
Moderator: Bryant Mathews, Azusa Pacific University