Southwest Local Algebra Meeting

Texas A&M University, 1–2 March 2014


Saturday 1 March

12.30–1.00 pm  Check-in and coffee/snacks
1.00–2.00 pm  Poster session
2.00–2.50 pm  Hal Schenck
3.00–3.50 pm  Cynthia Vinzant
4.00–4.50 pm  Poster session
5.00–5.50 pm  Tài Huy Hà
6.30 pm  Social gathering

Sunday 2 March

8.30–9.00 am  Continental breakfast
9.00–9.50 am  David Ben-Zvi
10.00–10.50 am  Poster session
11.00–11.50 am  Christian Ikenmeyer
12.00–12.50 pm  Luchezar Avramov

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To ease the planning we request that all participants fill out the registration form before 11 February 2014. Early registrants have priority for support.

Travel and Accommodation

The conference will take place in the Blocker building on the Texas A&M Campus; here is an interactive campus map. The talks will be in Blocker 166 and the poster sessions in Blocker 148. The Northside Garage is located directly accross from the Blocker building and has space for visitor parking. Here are directions to the Northside Garage and information about the visitor parking rates

Rooms have been blocked at the Vineyard Court Hotel and the Hampton Inn. Both hotels are walking distance from the Blocker bulding. Please register to book a room at the conference rate.

The party will be hosted by professors Sarah Witherspoon and Frank Sottile. Directions to their home will be in your participant's package.

The College Station airport (CLL) has flights to/from Houston and Dallas. Houston has two airports, IAH (Bush Intercontinental) and HOU (Hobby airport). GroundShuttle offers a shuttle service between these airports and the College Station hotels. Transportation with GroundShuttle must be reserved in advance, as they have limited space.

Sponsors and Support

The meeting is supported by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Mathematics, and
by the College of Science at Texas A&M University.

Registered Participants

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Lars Winther Christensen (Texas Tech University)

Louiza Fouli (New Mexico State University)

David Jorgensen (University of Texas-Arlington)

Laura Matusevich (Texas A&M University)

Sarah Witherspoon (Texas A&M University)


Luchezar Avramov  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
What is stable cohomology telling commutative algebraists?

David Ben-Zvi  (University of Texas-Austin)
Representing functors on coherent sheaves

Tài Huy Hà  (Tulane University)
Combinatorial structures through algebraic lenses

Christian Ikenmeyer  (Texas A&M University)
Explicit Formulas for Ottaviani's Invariant of Cubic Threefolds

Hal Schenck  (University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign)
The algebra of generalized barycentric coordinates

Cynthia Vinzant  (University of Michigan)
Determinants, hyperbolicity, and interlacing

Poster Presenters

Guillermo Alesandroni (Oklahoma State University)  
Minimal Resolutions of Dominant and Semidominant Ideals

Yousuf Alkhezi (University of Texas-Arlington)  
Properties of the Pinched Tensor product

Roberto Barrera  (Texas A&M University)  
Computing quasidegrees of ZZ^d-graded modules

Taylor Brysiewicz  (Northern Illinois University)  
Points of Ninth Order on Cubic Curves

Iván Dario Castrillón Serna (CINESTAV-IPN)  
Unmixed and Cohen-Macaulay Clutters

Michael DiPasquale (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  
Local properties of splines

Zekiye Eser  (Texas A&M University)
Primary components of codimention two lattice basis ideals

Sema Gunturkun (University of Kentucky)  
Constructing homogeneous Gorenstein ideals

Jack Jeffries  (University of Utah) Multiplicities of Classical Ideals

Fatih Koksal  (Texas Tech University) Injective modules under faithfully flat extensions

Van Nguyen  (Texas A&M University)
Finite generation behaves differently in negative cohomology

Furuzan Ozbek  (University of Kentucky)
A sufficient condition for covering ideals

Lokendra Paudel  (New Mexico State University)
Kronecker Function Rings of Ring Extensions

Denise Rangel  (University of Texas-Arlington)
A survey of totally reflexive modules over Mindy

Bill Robinson  (University of Kentucky)
Liaison of Skew Shape Ideals

William Sanders  (University of Kansas)
Devissage Statements and Semidualizing Modules

Mengyao Sun  (Tulane University)
Square-free monomial ideals which fail the persistence property

Jonathan Toledo  (CINESTAV-IPN)
Asymptotic Properties of Path Ideals

Julio Urenda  (New Mexico State University)
Algorithmic Aspects of the Embedding Problem

Bryan White  (University of New Mexico)
Computing Star Operations Using Macaulay 2

Previous SLAMs

SLAM 2013 at University of Arizona

SLAM 2012 at Texas Tech University

SLAM 2011 at New Mexico State University

SLAM 2010 at University of Texas-Arlington