5th Joint NMSU/UTEP Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Sponsored by

CAHSI (Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions), NMSU Computer Science Department, and NMSU Mathematical Sciences Department.

Objective of the joint workshops series

The main objective of these workshops is to initiate and enhance the interaction, exchange of ideas, and possible collaboration.

History

The 4th Joint Workshop on Mathematics and Computer Science was held in El Paso, Texas on November 8, 2008.
The 3rd Joint Workshop on Mathematics and Computer Science was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico on April 26, 2008.
The 2nd Joint Workshop on Mathematics and Computer Science was held in El Paso, Texas on November 17, 2007.
The 1st Joint Workshop on Mathematics and Computer Science was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 14, 2007.

Objective of this workshop

To bring in researchers in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences who are collaborating and/or who are interested in collaboration;
To bring in researchers from outside our research areas who are interested in collaborating with Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences researchers.

Location

NMSU Campus, Science Hall 107

Program

9:00 - 9:05 am Official Opening

9:05 - 9:25 am Equations Without Equations: Challenges on a Way to a More Adequate Formalization of Reasoning in Physics
Vladik Kreinovich, Roberto Araiza, and Juan Ferret , Dept. of Computer Science, UTEP

9:25 - 9:30 am Questions and discussion

9:30 - 9:50 am Topological Derivative and its Applications to the Modeling of Uncertainty and Optimization
Andrzej Pownuk and Monica Ortiz, Dept. of Mathematics, UTEP

9:50 - 9:55 am Questions and discussion

9:55 - 10:15 am Asymptotic Behavior of Bounded Solutions to a Class of Second Order Nonhomogeneous Evolution Equations
Behzad Djafari Rouhani, Dept. of Mathematics, UTEP

10:15 - 10:20 am Questions and discussion

10:20 - 10:40 am Coffee break

10:40 - 11:00 am Discovery of Huffman Codes and other Projects
Inna Pivkina, Dept. of Computer Science, NMSU

11:00 - 11:05 am Questions and discussion

11:05 - 11:25 am Programming, Physics, and Fun: An Honest Introduction to Computer Science
Eric Freudenthal, Dept. of Computer Science, UTEP

11:25 - 11:30 am Questions and discussion

11:30 - 11:50 am Emotionally Appropriate Prosodic Variation is Valued by Users
Rafael Escalante and Nigel Ward, Dept. of Computer Science, UTEP

11:50 - 11:55 am Questions and discussion

11:55 - 1:55 pm Lunch and discussion

1:55 - 2:15 pm Using Emotion to Gain Rapport in a Spoken Dialog System
Jaime C. Acosta and Nigel Ward, Dept. of Computer Science, UTEP

2:15 - 2:20 pm Questions and discussion

2:20 - 2:40 A Parabolic Problem Arising on Financial Mathematics
Maria Cristina Mariani, Dept. of Mathematics, NMSU

2:40 - 2:45 pm Questions and discussion

2:45 - 3:05 pm Models for the Study of Memory Effects in High Frequency Data
Maria Pia Beccar Varela, Dept. of Mathematics, NMSU

3:05 - 3:10 pm Questions and discussion

3:10 - 3:30 pm Non Linear Black-Scholes Option Pricing Models
Emmanuel Kengi, Dept. of Mathematics, NMSU

3:30 - 3:35 pm Questions and discussion

3:35 - 3:55 pm Coffee and discussion

3:55 - 4:15 pm Optimal Control for Long-Term Behavior of Dynamic Biological Networks
Chung-Chien Hong, Dept. of Computer Science, NMSU

4:15 - 4:20 pm Questions and discussion

4:20 - 4:40 pm Multiplicative Riesz Decomposition on the Ring of Matrices over a Totally Ordered Field
Julio Urenda, Dept. of Mathematics, UTEP

4:40 - 4:45 pm Questions and discussion

4:45 - 5:05 pm Basis for Calculations of Travel Time Curves in a 1D Model and Optimization Problem Associated to Seismic Tomography
Anibal Sosa, Computational Sciences, Dept. of Mathematics, UTEP

5:05 - 5:10 pm Questions and discussion

5:10 - 5:30 pm General discussion


Organizing Committee (in alphabetic order)

John Harding (Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU)
Inna Pivkina (Department of Computer Science, NMSU)
Karen Villaverde (Department of Computer Science, NMSU)