(Supported by the Department of Applied Mathematics and the College of Science and Letters at IIT)
Michael Jacobson, University of Colorado at Denver
Michael Pelsmajer (local organizer)
Robert Powers, University of Louisville
|FRIDAY||[ TITLES & ABSTRACTS ]||Location|
|11:30||William H.E. Day||E1 106|
|12:30||George F Estabrook|
|1:00 – 2:00||Lunch (Chicago-style pizza)||E1 102|
|2:00 – 3:30||Tour of IIT's campus||MTCC|
|4:00 – 7:00||Join IIT-CSL party for Buck at The Bog (heavy nibbles and drinks)||Hermann Hall|
|SATURDAY||[ TITLES & ABSTRACTS ]||Location|
|9:30||Grzegorz Kubicki||E1 123|
|11:00||Fred Roberts||E1 123|
|12:00 – 2:30||Lunch (Chinatown dim sum)|
|2:30||Pierre Hansen||E1 123|
|4:00||Robert C Powers||E1 123|
|4:30||H. Martyn Mulder|
|5:00||Go Downtown for Banquet|
Registration was due April 25. It sufficed to email Michael Pelsmajer. There is a fee of $40 (waived for invited speakers).
If you have not registered yet but would still like to participate, please email Michael Pelsmajer.
F.R. McMorris has published well over 100 research papers and two books, primarily using discrete mathematics to solve problems in biology, data analysis, voting theory, location theory, theoretical computer science, and other areas. [MathSciNet] [Feb 2002 c.v.]
We welcome submissions for talks on any subject related to something that he has done in the past. Talks will be roughly 30 minutes long. If you are thinking about speaking, please email Michael Pelsmajer as soon as possible to indicate your interest. Titles & abstracts were due April 25.
There will be a laptop and digital projector, as well as an overhead projector.
There will be no conference proceedings. However, Jinqiao (Jeffrey) Duan is putting together a volume of papers in honor of Buck; please contact him if you are interested in submitting a paper for that.
We expect to have limited funding available to partially support some speakers. We encourage you to take advantage of your own institute or funding agency's resources, but if you need financial support, send me an email as soon as possible, detailing the extent of your need.
Map and Directions to IIT
IIT's campus is easily accessible by car or by public transportation (Red or Green line on CTA, also see trip planner).
All talks are in the Engineering 1 building, and The Bog is in Hermann Hall. [Campus Map]
IIT has deals with a few hotels downtown:
Club Quarters (two downtown locations, $129/night, you must mention "Illinois Institute of Technology")
[On Campus: no more available rooms]
You might try using an online hotel finder. Using Kayak.com, I found two reasonable, inexpensive hotels:
- Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd. $86/night (1 stop from IIT on Red Line, 2 stops from downtown)
- Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago $99/night: (south part of downtown, 2 blocks from Red Line, 2 stops from IIT)
(There are many cheaper ones, too, but not so well-located.)
Sharing a room
If you are interested in sharing a room with another participant, email me and I will help you make connections with others like you.
If you don't mind sharing a room with strangers, there's a very inexpensive, nice-looking hostel downtown. (No age restriction)
Email Michael Pelsmajer with any/all questions, please, at pelsmajer_at_iit_dot_edu