# Recent PhDs

The following is a list of the Ph. D. degrees awarded by academic year from Fall 2007 - Summer 2015 (in descending order) including the title of the dissertation, the thesis advisor(s) and when possible, the first place of employment.

__2014-2015__

**Pedro Acosta**

*A general Landau-Ginzburg/Gromov-Witten correspondence *

(Y. Ruan, 2015) University of Minnesota

**David Benson-Putnins**

*Volumes and integer points of multi-index transportation polytopes*

(A. Barvinok, 2015) Jane Street Capital

**Andrew Brouwer** (AIM)

*Models of HPV as an infectious disease and as an etiological agent of cancer*

(M. Eisenberg & R. Meza) University of Michigan School of Public Health

**Daniel DeWoskin** (AIM)

*Multiscale modeling of coupled oscillators with applications to the mammalian circadian clock*

(D. Forger & S. Schnell) University of California, Davis

**Brittan Farmer** (AIM)

*Modeling and simulation of carbon nanotube growth*

(S. Esedoglu & J. Hart) University of Minnesota

**Balin Fleming**

*Arc schemes in logarithmic algebraic geometry*

(K. Smith) University of British Columbia

**Purvi Gupta**

*Fefferman's hypersurface measure and volume approximation problems*

(D. Barrett) University of Western Ontario

**Daniel Hathaway**

*Domination of functions*

(A. Blass, 2015) University of Denver

**Zhibek Kadyrsizova**

*Tight closure, F-purity, and varieties of nearly commuting matrices*

(M. Hochster)

**Giwan Kim**

*Richardson varieties in a toric degeneration of the flag variety*

(D. Speyer)

**Juan Felipe Perez**

*On connections between invariants of singularities in zero and positive characteristics*

(M. Mustata)

**Russell Ricks**

*Flat strips, Bowen-Margulis measures, and mixing of the geodesic flow for rank one CAT(0) spaces*

(R. Spatzier) Binghamton University

**Brandon Seward**

*Krieger's finite generator theorem for ergodic actions of countable groups*

(R. Spatzier) Hebrew University of Jerusalem

**Ariel Shnidman**

*Heights of generalized Heegner cycles*

(K. Prasanna) Boston College

**Yi Su**

*Electrical networks and electrical lie theory of classical types*

(T. Lam)

** ****Brooke Ullery**

*Tautological vector bundles on the Hilbert scheme of points and the normality of secant varieties*

(K. Smith) University of Utah

**Alfredo Wetzel** (AIM)

*Three stratified fluid models: Benjamin-Ono, Tidal Resonance, and Quasi-Geostrophy*

(P. Miller & B. Arbic)

**Tengren Zhang**

*Degeneration of Hitchin representations*

(D. Canary) California Institute of Technology

**Yuchong Zhang** (AIM)

*Problems in mathematical finance related to transaction costs and model uncertainty*

(E. Bayraktar & U. Rajan) Columbia University

**Xiaolei Zhao**

*Topological Abel-Jacobi mapping and Jacobi inversion*

(K. Smith and R. Lazarsfeld) Northeastern University

**Zhou Zhou** (AIM)

*Topics in optimal stopping and fundamental theorem of asset pricing*

(E. Bayraktar & H. Ahn) University of Minnesota

__2013 - 2014__

**Harry Altman**

*Integer Complexity, Addition Chains, and Well Ordering*

(J. Lagarias)

**Jeffrey Calder **(AIM)

*Hamilton-Jacobi Equations for Sorting and Percolation Problems*

(S. Esedoglu & A. Hero) University of California, Berkeley

**Kevin Carde**

*Cluster Algebras and Classical Invariant Rings*

(S. Fomin) Canada/USA Mathcamp

**Michael Chmutov**

*The Structure of W-Graphs Arising in Kazhdan-Lusztig Theory*

(J. Stembridge) University of Minnesota

**Emily Clader**

*The Landau-Ginzburg/Calabi-Yau Correspondence for Certain Complete Intersections*

(Y. Ruan) ETH Zurich - Institute for Theoretical Studies

**Nicolas Ford**

*Geometric Shifts and Positroid Varieties*

(D. Speyer) Jane Street Capital

**Bich (Becky) Hoai**

*On Symplectic Invariants Associated to Zoll Manifolds*

(D. Burns) Fedearal Researve Bank of St. Louis

**June Huh**

*Rota's Conjecture and Positivity of Algebraic Cycles in Toric Varieties*

(M. Mustata) Clay Mathematics Institute

**Rafe Kinsey**

*A Priori Estimates for Two-Dimensional Water Waves with Angled Crests*

(S. Wu)

**Kin Kwan Leung**

*Complex Geometric Invariants Associated to Zoll Manifolds*

(D. Burns) University of Toronto

**Sijun Liu**

*Functional Equations Involving Laurent Polynomials and Meromorphic Functions, with Applications to Dynamics and Diophantine Equations*

(M. Zieve) Oracle

**Zhipeng Liu**

*Discrete Toeplitz Determinants and their Applications*

(J. Baik) New York University

**Linquan Ma**

*The Frobenius Endomorphism and Multiplicities*

(M. Hochster) Purdue University

**Hieu Ngo**

*Generalizations of the Lerch Zeta Function*

(J. Lagarias) Texas A&M University Qatar

**Nathan Priddis**

*A Landau-Ginzburg/Calabi-Yau Correspondence for the Mirror Quintic*

(Y. Ruan) Leibniz University of Hannover

**Maria Riolo **(AIM)

*Topics in Structured Host-Antagonist Interactions*

(C. Doering & P. Rohani)

**Geoffrey Scott**

*Torus Actions and Singularities in Symplectic Geometry*

(D. Burns) African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

**Ashley Wheeler**

*Ideals Generated by Principal Minors*

(M. Hochster) University of Arkansas

**Mary Wootters**

*Any Errors in this Dissertation are Probably Fixable: Topics in Probability and Error Correcting Codes*

(M. Strauss) Carnegie Mellon University

**Jingchen Wu **(AIM)

*Some Problems in Stochastic Control Theory Related to Inventory Management and Coarsening*

(J. Conlon & X. Chao) Amazon.com

**Yilun Wu **(AIM)

*On Existence and Properties of Rotating Star Solutions to the Euler-Poisson Equations*

(J. Smoller & F. Adams)

**Xin Zhou**

*Asymptotics of Equivariant Syzygies*

(R. Lazarsfeld & M. Mustata) Global Atlantic

**Andrew Zimmer**

*Rigidity in Complex Projective Space*

(R. Spatzier) University of Chicago

__2012 - 2013__

**William Abram **

*Equivariant Complex Cobordism*

(I. Kriz) Hillsdale College

**Samuel Altschul**

*Endoscopy for Nilpotent Orbits of G_2*

(S. DeBacker) Harvard University

**Jennifer Beichman**

*Nonstandard Dispersive Estimates and Linearized Water Waves*

(S. Wu) University of Wisconsin Madison

**Peter Bosler **(AIM)

*Particle Methods for Geophysical Flow on the Sphere*

(R. Krasny & C. Jablonowski) University of Michigan

**Ernest Hunter Brooks **

*Generalized Heegner Cycles, Shimura Curves, and Special Values of p-ADIC L-Functions*

(K. Prasanna) Federale de Lausanne

**Sohhyun Chung **(AIM)

*The Impact of Volcker Rule on Bank Profits and Default Probabilities*

(J. Conlon & J. Keppo)

**William Gignac**

*Equidistribution of Preimages in Nonarchimedean Dynamics*

(M. Jonsson) Ecole Polytechnique/Georgia Tech

**Huaiying Gu **(AIM)

*Value-At-Risk (VaR) and Dynamic Portfolio Selection*

(J. Conlon & H. Li) Key Corp

**Shawn Henry**

*Classifying Topoi and Preservation of Higher Order Logic by Geometric Morphisms*

(A. Blass) Colorado University

**Yu-Jui Huang **(AIM)

*Topics in Stochastic Control with Applications to Finance*

(E. Bayraktar & H. Li) Dublin City University

**Jae Kyoung Kim **(AIM)

*Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Cellular Clocks*

(D. Forger & V. Booth) Ohio State University

**Ross Kravitz**

*Problems in Optimal Stopping and Control*

(E. Bayraktar) Kabam

**Sara Lapan**

*On the Existence of Attracting Domains for Maps Tangent to the Identity*

(M. Jonsson) Northwestern University

**Seung Jin Lee**

*Centrally Symmetric Polytopes with Many Faces*

(A. Barvinok) Korea Institute for Advanced Study

**Sarah Mayes**

*The Asymptotic Behavior of Generic Initial Systems*

(K. Smith) Quest University Canada

**Jeffrey Meyer**

*On the Totally Geodesic Commensurability Spectrum of an Arithmetic Locally Symmetric Spaces*

(R. Spatzier & M. Stover) University of Oklahoma

**Alexander Mueller**

*Applications of Generalized Fermat Varieties to Zeta Functions of Artin-Schreier Curves*

(M. Zieve) Less Annoying Software

**Luis Nunez Betancourt**

*Finiteness Properties of Local Cohomology*

(M. Hochster) University of Virginia

**Kristofer-Roy Reyes **(AIM)** **

*Fast Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations: Theory, Implementation and Applications*

(P. Smereka & J. Mirecki-Millunchick)

**Joseph Roberts **

*Steady and Self-similar Solutions to Two-dimensional Hyperbolic Conservation Laws*

(V. Elling) Pennsylvania State University

**Julian Rosen **

*The Arithmetic of Multiple Harmonic Sums*

(J. Lagarias) University of Waterloo

**Burhan Sadiq **(AIM)

*Finite Difference Methods, Hermite Interpolation and Quasi-Uniform Spectral Schemes (QUSS)*

(D. Viswanath & J. Boyd)

**Zachary Scherr **

*Rational Polynomial Pell Equations*

(M. Zieve) University of Pennsylvania

**Paul Shearer **(AIM)

*Separable Inverse Problems, Blind Deconvolution, and Stray Light Correction for Extreme Ultraviolet Solar Images*

(A. Gilbert, R. Frazin & A. Hero) University of Michigan

**Yefeng Shen**

*Gromov-Witten Theory of Elliptic Orbifold Projective lines*

(Y. Ruan) Kavli IPMU

**Mark Shoemaker**

*A Mirror Theorem for the Mirror Quintic*

(Y. Ruan) University of Utah

**Jordan Watkins**

*The Rank Rigidity Theorem for Manifolds with No Focal Points*

(R. Spatzier)

**Zhixian Zhu**

*Topics in Singularities and Jet Schemes*

(M. Mustata) KIAS

__2011 - 2012__

**Taeyong Ahn**

*Foliation Structure for Generalized Henon Mappings*

(J. Fornaess) POSTECH

**Aubrey da Cunha**

*Turing Machines, Cayley Graphs, and Inescapable Groups*

(A. Blass) MathWorks

**Elizabeth DeWitt**

*Identities Relating Schur s-Functions and Q-Functions*

(J. Stembridge) University of Maryland University College

**Steven Flores **(AIM)

*Correlation Functions in Two-Dimensional Critical Systems with Conformal Symmetry*

(C. Doering & R. Ziff)

**Aurel (Mihai) Fulger**

*Local volumes*** **

(R. Lazarsfeld) Princeton University

**Max Glick**

*The Pentagram Map: Combinatorial and Geometric Perspectives*

(S. Fomin) Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

**Ashley Holland **(AIM)

*Penalized Spline Estimation in the Partially Linear Model *

(V. Young & M. Cataneo) Grace College

**Xueying Hu **(AIM)

*Essays in Financial and Insurance Mathematics*

(E. Bayraktar & H. Li) Goldman Sachs

**Geri Izbicki Jennings **(AIM)

*Efficient Numerical Methods for Water Wave Propagation in Unbounded Domains*

(S. Karni & R. Beck) University of Massachusetts

**Robin Lassonde**

*Splittings of Non-Finitely Generated Groups*

(G. P. Scott) East Agile

**Michelle Lee**

*Dynamics on the PSL(2, C)-character variety of certain hyperbolic 3-manifolds*

(R. Canary) University of Maryland

**Matthew Masarik **(AIM)

*Decay of Solutions to the Wave Equation in Static Spherically Symmetric Spacetimes*

(J. Smoller & M. Volonteri) SRI International

**Lindsey McCarty** (AIM)

*Preemptive Rerouting of Airline Passengers under Uncertain Delays*

(D. Viswanath & A. Cohn) Cedarville University

**Andrey Mishchenko**

*Rigidity of Thin Disk Configurations*

(J. Lagarias) UCLA IPAM

**Ajinkya More**

*Symbolic Powers and other Contractions of Ideals in Noetherian Rings*

(M. Hochster) ZL Technologies Inc

**Darragh Rooney** (AIM)

*Control of Finite-Dimensional Quantum Systems under Lindblad Dissipation*

(A. Bloch & C. Rangan) Universitat Wurzburg

**Jordan Sahattchieve**

*Solutions to Two Open Problems in Geometric Group Theory*

(G. P. Scott) William Rainey Harper College

**Dave Starinshak **(AIM)

*Level Set Methods for Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics*

(S. Karni & K. Powell) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

**Michael Von Korff**

*The F-Signature and Frobenius Splitting on Toric Varieties*

(K. Smith) Reasoning Mind

**Nina White**

*Bounds on Eigenvalues of the Laplace-Beltrami Operator for Certain Classes of Hyperbolic 3-manifolds*

(J. Souto & R. Canary) University of Michigan

**Jared Whitehead **(AIM)

*Topics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics*

(C. Doering & R. Rood) Los Alamos National Laboratory

__2010 - 2011__

**Florian Block **

*Plane Curves, Node Polynomials, and Floor Diagrams *

(S. Fomin) University of Warwick

**Eugene Eisenstein**

*Inversion of Adjunction in High Codimension*

(R. Lazarsfeld) Goldman Sachs

**Matthew Elsey** (AIM)

*Algorithms for Multiphase Motion with Applications to Materials Science*

(S. Esedoglu & W. Lu) Courant Institute, NYU

**Timothy Ferguson**

*Extremal Problems in Bergman Spaces*

(P. Duren) Vanderbilt University

**Jose Gonzalez**

*Toric Projective Bundles*

(M. Mustata) University of British Columbia

**Daniel Hernandez**

*$F$-Purity for Hypersurfaces*

(K. Smith) University of Minnesota

**Gerardo Hernandez-Duenas**

*An Algebra of Singular Semi-classical Pseudodifferential Operators, and Numerical Methods for Shallow Water and Porous Media Flows *

(A. Uribe & S. Karni) University of Wisconsin

**Brian Jennings** (AIM)

*Generalized Lagrangian States and Their Propagation in Bargmann Space*

(A. Uribe & E. Geva) Westfield State University

**Harlan Kadish**

*Complexity in Invariant Theory*

(H. Derksen) Texas A&M University

**Hyosang Kang**

*Cofinite Classifying Spaces for Lattices in R-Rank One Semisimple Lie Groups*

(L. Ji) Korea Institute for Advanced Study

**Daniel Kneezel**

*Verlinde K-Theory*

(I. Kriz) Art of Problem Solving

**Manuel Rodrigo Parra**

*Currents and Equidistribution in Holomorphic Dynamics*

(M. Jonsson) MathWorks

**Ricardo Portilla**

*Finite Order Automorphisms and a Parametrization of Nilpotent Orbits in P-Adic Lie Algebras*

(S. DeBacker) Celerity

**Austin Shapiro**

*Independence Models for Integer Points of Polytopes*

(A. Barvinok) Art of Problem Solving

**Xinyun Sun**

*CM Lifting of Albelian Varieties*

(B. Conrad)

**Nathan Totz**

*A Rigorous Justification of the Modulation Approximation to the 2D Full Water Wave Problem*

(S. Wu) Duke University

**Chelsea Walton**

*On Degenerations and Deformations of Sklyanin Algebras*

(K. Smith & J. Stafford) University of Washington

**Ting Wang** (AIM)

*Stochastic Analysis of Insurance Products*

(V. Young & H. Li) Goldman Sachs

**Benjamin Weiss**

*Diophantine Equations with Two Separated Variables*

(J. Lagarias & M. Zieve) Technion

**Emily Witt**

*Local Cohomology and Group Actions *

(M. Hochster) University of Minnesota

**Qian Yin**

*Lattes Maps and Combinatorial Expansion*

(M. Bonk & M. Zieve) MSRI & University of Chicago

**Hsu-Wen Young**

*Components of Algebraic Sets of Commuting and Nearly-Commuting N-Tuples of Matrices*

(M. Hochster) National Taiwan University

**Crystal Zeager**

*The Azukawa Metric and the Pluricomplex Green Function*

(J. Fornaess) McKinsey & Co

__2009 - 2010__

**Henry Boateng** (AIM)

*Cartesian Treecode Algorithms for Electrostatic Interactions in Molecular*

*Dynamics Simulations*

(R. Krasny & E. Geva) University of Michigan

**Elizabeth Chen**

*A Picturebook of Tetrahedral Packings*

(J. Lagarias) Harvard University

**Jiarui Fei**

*General Presentations of Algebras*

(H. Derksen) University of California- Riverside

**Johnson Jia**

*The Arithmetic of the Yoshida Lift*

(C. Skinner) PIMS/University of British Columbia

**Brian Jurgelewicz**

*McKay's Correspondence for Klein's Quartic Curve*

(I. Dolgachev)

**Marc Krawitz**

*FJRW Rings and Landau-Ginzburg Mirror Symmetry*

(Y. Ruan) McKinsey & Company

**Catherine Kublik** (AIM)

*Topics in PDE-Based Image Processing*

(S. Esedoglu & J. Fessler) University of Texas at Austin

**Victor Lozovanu**

*Invariants in Algebraic Geometry*

(R. Lazarsfeld) Queen’s University

**Johanna Mangahas**

*A Recipe for Short-word Pseudo-Anosovs, and More*

(J. Souto) Brown University

**Tomoki Ohsawa** (AIM)

*Nonholonomic and Discrete Hamilton-Jacobi Theory*

(A. Bloch & L. Pando-Zayas) University of California at San Diego

**Kyle Ormsby**

*Computations in Stable Motivic Homotopy Theory*

(I. Kriz) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

**Felipe Ramirez**

*Smooth Cocycles over Homogeneous Dynamical Systems*

(R. Spatzier) University of Bristol, UK

**Nicholas Rupprecht**

*Effective Correspondents to Cardinal Characteristics in Cichon's Diagram*

(A. Blass) Virtu Financial LLC

**Luis Serrano**

*Non-Commutative Schur P-Functions and the Shifted Plactic Monoid*

(S. Fomin) University of Quebec at Montreal

**Sourya Shrestha **(AIM)

*Modeling Transmission and Evolutionary Dynamics of the Infectious Diseases
*(P. Nelson & A. King) University of Michigan

**Kelli Talaska**

*Positivity in Real Grassmannians: Combinatorial Formulas*

(S. Fomin) University of California at Berkeley

**Kevin Tucker**

*Jumping Numbers and Multiplier Ideals on Algebraic Surfaces*

(K. Smith) University of Utah

**Lei Wang** (AIM)

*Radial Basis Functions and Vortex Methods and their Application to Vortex Dynamics on a Rotating Sphere*

(R. Krasny & J. Boyd) Argonne National Laboratory

**Marshall Williams**

*Metric Currents and Differentiable Structures*

(M. Bonk & J. Heinonen) University of Illinois at Chicago

**Brian Wyman**

*Polynomial Decomposition over Rings*

(M. Zieve) PNYLAB, LLC

**Zhengjie Xu** (AIM)

*Asymptotic Analysis and Numerical Analysis of the Benjamin-Ono Equation*

(P. Miller & J. Boyd) Bloomberg

__2008 - 2009__

**Tigran Ananyan**

*Topics in Tight Closure Theory*

(M. Hochster) Adrian College

**David Anderson**

*Degeneracy and G_2 Flags*

(W. Fulton) University of Washington

**Arvind Baskaran** (AIM)

*Modeling and Simulation of Hetero-epitaxial Growth*

(P. Smereka & K. Garikipati) Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA

**Jonathan Bober**

*Integer Ratios of Factorials, Hypergeometric Series, and Related Step Functions*

(J. Lagarias) Institute for Advanced Study

**Katarina Bodova** (AIM)

*Topics in Applied Stochastic Dynamics*

(C. Doering & A. Amirdjanova) Comenius University

**David Constantine**

*Hyperbolic Rank-Rigidity and Compact Forms of Homogeneous Spaces*

(R. Spatzier) University of Chicago

**Ellen Eischen**

*P-adic Differential Operators on Automorphic Forms and Applications*

(N. Ramsey & C. Skinner) Northwestern University

**Oscar Fernandez** (AIM)

*The Hamiltonization of Nonholonomic Systems and its Applications*

(A. Bloch & A. Rojo) University of Michigan

**Leo Goldmakher**

*Multiplicative Mimicry and Improvements of the Polya-Vinogradov Theorem*

(J. Lagarias & K. Soundararajan) University of Toronto

**Russell Golman** (AIM)

*Essays on Population Learning Dynamics and Boundedly Rational Behavior*

(A. Blass & S. Page) Carnegie Mellon University

**Hester Graves**

*On Euclidean Ideal Classes*

(N. Ramsey) Queen’s University

**Christopher Hammond**

*Invariants of Transformation Groups Acting on Real Hypersurfaces in Complex Spaces*

(D. Barrett) Texas A&M University

**Kyle Hofmann**

*Triangulation of Locally Semi-Algebraic Spaces*

(M. Mustata) National Security Agency

**Paul Johnson**

*Equivariant Gromov-Witten Theory of One Dimensional Toric Stacks*

(Y. Ruan) Imperial College

**Shin-Yao Jow**

*Mori Dream Spaces and Okounkov Bodies*

(R. Lazarsfeld) University of Pennsylvania

**Wansu Kim**

*Galois Deformation Theory for Norm Fields and its Arithmetic Applications*

(B. Conrad & S. DeBacker) Imperial College

**Ryan Kinser**

*Rank Functors and Representation Rings of Quivers*

(H. Derksen) University of Connecticut

**Cagatay Kutluhan**

*Floer Homology and Symplectic Forms on S^1 X M^3*

(D. Burns) MSRI

**Michael Lieberman**

*Topological and Category-Theoretic Aspects of Abstract Elementary Classes*

(A. Blass) University of Pennsylvania

**Aaron Magid**

*Deformation Spaces of Kleinian Surface Groups are not Locally Connected*

(R. Canary) University of Maryland

**Ray Maleh** (AIM)

*Fast Sparse Approximation Algorithms for Medical Imaging*

(A. Gilbert & J. Fessler) L3 Communications

**Jessica Metcalf-Burton**

*Information Rates for Secret Sharing Over Various Access Structures*

(A. Blass)

**Marie Snipes**

*Flat Forms in Banach Spaces*

(M. Bonk & J. Heinonen) Kenyon College

**Alan Stapledon**

*The Geometry and Combinatorics of Ehrhart $\delta$-Vectors*

(M. Mustata) MSRI

**Richard Vasques** (AIM)

*Anisotropic Diffusion of Neutral Particles in Stochastic Media*

(C. Doering & E. Larsen) McKinsey & Company

**Liz Vivas**

*Fatou Bieberbach Domains and Automorphisms Tangent to the Identity*

(B. Stensones) Purdue University

**Michael Weiss**

*Mathematical Sense, Mathematical Sensibility: The Role of the secondary Geometry Course in Teaching Students to be like Mathematicians*

(H. Bass) Oakland University

**Hao Xing**

*Analysis of the Option Prices in Jump Diffusion Models*

(E. Bayraktar) London School of Economics

__2007 - 2008__

**Amy Bauer** (AIM)

*A Multi-Scale Cell-Based Model to simulated and Elucidate the Mechanisms Controlling Tumor-Induced Angiogenesis*

(T. Jackson & Y. Jiang) Los Alamos National Laboratory

**Oscar Felgueiras**

*The Ample Cone for a Morphism*

(R. Lazarsfeld) Universidade do Porto

**Sara Gentry** (AIM)

*Mathematical Modeling of Mutation Acquisition in Hierarchical Tissues: Quantification of the Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis*

(T. Jackson & S. Morrison) University of Michigan

**Jose Gomez-Guerra**

*Models of Twisted K-Theory*

(I. Kriz) University of British Columbia

**Jasun Gong**

*Derivations on Metric Measure Spaces*

(M. Bonk & J. Heinonen) University of Pittsburgh

**Mark Iwen** (AIM)

*Algorithmic Compressed Sensing with Applications*

(M. Strauss & J. Patel) Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

**Harsh Jain**

*Quantitative Modeling of Molecular Pathways Associated with Intratumoral Angiogensis*

(T. Jackson) Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

**Jason Kutch** (AIM)

*Signal in Human Motor Unsteadiness: Detecting the Action and Activity of Muscles *

(A. Bloch & A. Kuo) University of Southern California

**KyungYong Lee**

*On Realization of Line Arrangements as Multiplier Ideals*

(R. Lazarsfeld) Purdue University

**John Mackay**

*Conformal Dimension and the Quasisymmetric Geometry of Metric Spaces*

(B. Kleiner) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

**Jared Maruskin** (AIM)

*On the Dynamical Propagation of Subvolumes and on the Geometry and Variatioinal Principles of Nonholonomic Systems*

(A. Bloch & D. Scheeres) San Jose State University

**Yogesh More**

*Arc Valuations on Smooth Varieties*

(K. Smith) University of Missouri

**Hannah Robbins**

*Finiteness of Associated Primes of Local Cohomology Modules*

(M. Hochster) Wake Forest University

**Susan Sierra**

*The Geometry of Birationally Commutative Graded Domains*

(J. Stafford) University of Washington

**Craig Spencer**

*Analytic Methods for Diophantine Problems*

(T. Wooley) Institute for Advanced Study

**Joe Stubbs**

*Potent Elements and Tight Closure in Artinian Modules*

(M. Hochster) University of Texas-Austin

**Giancarlo Urzua**

*Arrangements of Curves and Algebraic Surfaces*

(I. Dolgachev) University of Massachusetts at Amherst

**Diane Vavrichek**

*Accessibility and JSJ Decompositions of Groups*

(G. P. Scott) The State University of New York

**Bo Yang**

*Application of Perturbation Methods to Pricing Credit and Equity Derivatives*

(E. Bayraktar) Morgan Stanley