BAD Math Day XXV

Bay Area Discrete Math Day, Fall 2012

Saint Mary's College of California

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Poster | Registration | Speakers and Schedule | Directions / Public transport / Carpooling | Organizers / Sponsors

The 25th Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day) will take place at Saint Mary's College of California on Saturday, November 17, 2012 between 9 AM and 5 PM. All talks will be held in the Hagerty Lounge, in De LaSalle Hall.

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.


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Registration has now closed!  If you'd like to attend and haven't registered, please contact Ellen Veomett at erv2 @

Lunch will be provided on-site (if you registered). There will also be a dinner following the conference, partially subsidized by a donation from the D.E. Shaw Group, and everyone is more than welcome to attend. Both will be vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.

Speakers and Schedule

The schedule is listed below.

9:00-10:00am Registration and refreshments
10:00-10:10am Welcome
10:10-10:40am Deepak Rajan
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Strong formulations in Mixed-Integer Programming: Examples from Electric Power generation.
10:50-11:20am Gregg Musiker
University of Minnesota/MSRI
Combinatorial aspects of cluster algebras from surfaces
11:30-12:30pm Elchanan Mossel
University of California, Berkeley
Combinatorial Statistics
12:30- 2:00pm Lunch provided on-site at Dryden Hall
2:00- 2:30pm Emille Lawrence
University of San Francisco
Symmetries of Möbius Ladders
2:45- 3:15pm Luke Oeding
University of California, Berkeley
Hyperdeterminants of polynomials
3:15- 4:00pm Coffee and tea
4:00- 5:00pm Idun Reiten
NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)/MSRI
Quotient closed subcategories
6:00- 8:00pm Dinner at Some Restaurant, Address TBD

Directions and parking

BAD Math Day XXV will be in Hagerty Lounge, in De LaSalle Hall on the campus of Saint Mary's College of California.  Directions to Saint Mary's College of California can be found on the Saint Mary's website. If you are driving, please park in one of the parking lots on either side of the front gate.  On the campus map, the front gate is marked with the public safety star; please park in one of the lots that are on either side of Saint Mary's Parkway.  Parking is free.


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


The BADMath Committee:

The 25th Bay Area Discrete Mathematics Day is kindly sponsored by