Rutgers and Bell Labs Official CAARMS2 1996 web page
CAARMS2 1996 (below)
The Council and other conferences for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences:
The Conference June 26-28, 1996 at Rutgers University (DIMACS) and Bell Labs
Preface to the book
I. Invited Research Talks
II. Poster Presentations
III. Historical Articles
The Organizers for this Workshop
Nathaniel Dean, AT&T Research email: firstname.lastname@example.org
William A. Massey, Bell Laboratories email: email@example.com
The main goal of this conference is to highlight current work by African-American researchers and students in mathematics. This conference will strengthen the mathematical sciences by encouraging the increased participation of African-Americans and underrepresented groups, facilitating working relationships between them and helping to cultivate their careers. Conference activities include research talks from several mathematical disciplines, poster presentations by graduate students, and several group discussions focusing on critical issues surrounding minority participation in mathematics. Participants will be introduced to some of the major science and technology centers in New Jersey, such as the DIMACS Center (the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science) at Rutgers University in Piscataway and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Preface (to the book)
African Americans in Mathematics by Nathan Dean, developed
from the conference:
The Second Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences was held for three days at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, June 26-28, 1996. It was organized by Nathaniel Dean and William A. Massey, both of Bell Laboratories, the research division of Lucent Technologies. The main goal of the conference was to highlight current research by African-American researchers and graduate students in mathematics, to strengthen the mathematical sciences by encouraging the increased participation of African-American and underrepresented groups, to facilitate working relationships between them, and to help cultivate their careers.
We had over 100 researchers and graduate students in attendance who were exposed to a variety of technical and cultural events. Participants were introduced to some of the major research centers in New Jersey: DIMACS at Rutgers University in Piscataway, the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, as well as Bell Laboratories and AT&T Labs who were both located in Murray Hill. Visiting all these research institutions was a first for most of the participants. There were twelve one-hour invited technical talks given by researchers spanning a variety of mathematical and scientific disciplines. At IAS we held group discussions, led by Fern Hunt (NIST) and Camille McKayle (Lafayette College) that focused on issues surrounding minority participation in mathematics, such as: The Career Life Cycle of an African-American Mathematician; Jobs of the Present, Jobs of the Future; The Public Image of Mathematics and Mathematicians in the African-American Community; and Affirmative Action. At Murray Hill, a select group of 17 graduate students presented their current research during the poster session where they interacted in smaller groups with conference attendees as well as researchers both from Bell Labs and AT&T Labs. This volume includes papers by the invited speakers and poster presenters as well as papers on issues related to African-American involvement in the mathematical sciences.
Stella Ashford, Curtis Clark, Jonathan D. Farley, Arthur Grainger, Isom Herron, Lee Lorch, Carolyn Mahoney, Walter Miller, Richard Tapia, Nathaniel Whitaker, Floyd Williams, Scott Williams, and Leon Woodson.
I. Invited Research Talks
Chain Decomposition Theorems for Ordered Sets and Other
Jonathan D. Farley
Unimodality and the Independent Set Numbers of Matroids
Carolyn R Mahoney
On Achieving Channels in a Bipolar Game
Curtis Clark, Sr.
On Discrete Approximation of Invariant Measures for Multidimensional
Some Numerical Methods for the Maximum Entropy Problem
Hydrodynamic Stability, Differential Operators and Spectral
The Role of Selberg's Trace Formula in the Computation
of Casimir Energy for Certain Clifford-Klein Space-Times
Dynamics on the Irrationals
II. Poster Presentations
Finding Elliptic Curves Defined over Q of High Rank
Symplectic Matrix Structure in Numerical Integration
A Numerical Algorithm for the Computation of Invariant Circles
Classification of Nilpotent Orbits in Symmetric Spaces
Alfred G. Noel
Evaluating Texture Measures for Low-Level Features in Color Images of
Kori E. Needham
Lattice Paths and RNA Secondary Structures
Nuprl as a Concurrent Interactive Theorem Prover
III. Historical Talks and Articles
Lee Lorch, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Etta Z. Falconer The Challenge of Diversity
Patricia Clark Kenschaft What Next? A Meta-History of Black Mathematicians
Don Hill A Personal History of the Origins of the National Association of
Mathematicians' "Presentations by Recipients of Recent Ph.D.'s"
Nkechi Agwu and Asamoah Nkwanta J. Ernest Wilkins Jr.: The Man and His Works
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