Las Cruces, NM

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

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.

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

**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

Inna Pivkina (Department of Computer Science, NMSU)

Karen Villaverde (Department of Computer Science, NMSU)