Bay Area Discrete Math Day, Spring 2014

Santa Clara University

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The 28th Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day) will take place at Santa Clara University on Saturday, April 12, 2014. All talks will be held in the Williman Room in Benson Center (see campus map).

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.


The online registration is now closed.  There may be extra meals if there are cancellations, so if you are interested but did not register before April 6, please check in with the local organizer (Rick Scott) on the day of the conference. 

Lunch: Lunch will be provided on site (Williman Room Patio) with sandwiches from Bon Appetit if you registered.

Dinner: There will a be dinner following the conference at the Adobe Lodge on the SCU campus (for those who singed up when they registered).   Dinner will be subsidized by donations from the D.E. Shaw Group, Elsevier, and the SCU Mathematics and Computer Science Department.    

Both Lunch and Dinner will be vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. 


All talks will he held in the Williman Room in Benson Center.

9:00-10:00am Welcome and refreshments
10:00-10:30am Tamsen McGinley,
Santa Clara University
Constructing Hives from Hermitian Matrix Pairs, with Interpretations
of Path Operators and Crystal Graphs

10:45-11:15am Satyan Devadoss,
Williams College
Combinatorics of Surface Deformations
11:30-12:30pm Gunnar Carlsson,
Stanford University
The Shape of Data

12:30-2:00pm Lunch: Williman Room Patio
2:00-2:30pm Ralucca Gera,
Naval Postgraduate School,
From the Bridges of Konigsberg to the Topology of the Internet
2:45-3:15pm Madhusudan Manjunath,
UC Berkeley
Explicit Deformation of Lattice Ideals
3:15-4:00pm Coffee break
4:00-5:00pm David Jefferson,
Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory
Extreme Parallel Discrete Event Simulation on the World’s Largest

5:30pm Dinner: Adobe Lodge (SCU campus)

Directions and Parking

Directions to Santa Clara University can be found on the SCU website. If you are driving, we recommend that you park in the parking structure on your left as you enter through the main gate (Palm Drive). The structure is indicated on this map.  Parking is free on weekends.


If you need a ride, or if you are able to give rides, please contact your local member of the BADMath Committee.

Organizers and Sponsors

The BADMath Committee:

The 28th Bay Area Discrete Mathematics Day is kindly sponsored by