Mathematics and Statistics

MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Redraider Minisymposium
November 6-8, 2003



Mission | Distinguished Speakers | Outstanding Early-Career Speakers | Participants | Conference Schedule | Financial Support | Social Program | Conference Fees | Travel and Accomodation | Sponsors | Contact | Conference Feedback

MISSION


DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS


OUTSTANDING EARLY-CAREER SPEAKERS


CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

List of Participants

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

All talks on November 6th afternoon and November 7th morning will be held in Lankford Lab, Electrical Engineering Building. The afternoon session on November 7th will be held in Chemistry 113.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2003
Time

12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Registration (Location: Mathematics Room 238)
2:00 pm-2:15 pm
Opening Remarks
2:15 pm -3:15 pm
The Mathematics of Cardiac Arrhythmias , Dr. James Keener
3:15 pm-3:30 pm
COFFEE BREAK
3:30 pm -4:30 pm
The Chay-Keizer Model: A 20-Year Retrospective , Dr. Arthur Sherman
4:30 pm -4:45 pm
COFFEE BREAK
4:45 pm -5:45 pm
"Computational Models for Cardiovascular Surgery Planning", Dr. Charles Taylor
6:15 pm
Conference Reception


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2003
Time

9:00 am-10:00 am
Modeling Control of Cerebral Blood Flow during Posture Change from Sitting to Standing , Dr. Mette S. Olufsen
10:00 am-11:00 am
Multiphase Mechanics of Tumor Growth and Control Strategies , Dr. Trachetta Jackson
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Tour of High Performance Computing and TTU
12:30 pm -2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm -3:00 pm
Continuum Mechanics of Soft Biological Tissues: Past Successes and Future Challenges , Dr. Jay Humphrey
3:00 pm -3:15 pm
COFFEE BREAK
3:15 pm -4:15 pm
Probability Theory and Neurobiology , Dr. Michael Reed
4:15 pm -4:30 pm
COFFEE BREAK
4:30 pm -5:30 pm
Panel Discussion
6:30 pm -9:00 pm
Conference Banquet & Reception ( Merket Alumni Center)


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2003
Time

9:00 am
Bus Pick-up at Four-Point Sheraton (To Palo Duro Canyon)
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm -3:00 pm
Hiking
3:00 pm
Bus Pick-up (Back to Lubbock)




FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The mini-symposium is primarily sponsored with the generous support from the National Science Foundation, the Whitaker Foundation, Prof. Frits Ruymgaart Paul Whitfield Endowed Horn Professorship and by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. We are soliciting applications from senior undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral students and early-career researchers in Mathematics and Bioengineering to participate in the minisymposium. We plan to give travel awards to each selected participant. These awards will include airfare and room/board. To apply for financial assistance please submit the online application by September 10, 2003.


SOCIAL PROGRAM

On Saturday (November 8), a local sight-seeing tour is arranged to Palo Duro Canyon State Park , approximately two hours away from Lubbock. In this social session the participants, especially the graduate students and early-career researchers, will have the opportunity to visit and interact with the speakers in an informal atmosphere.


CONFERENCE FEES

There is NO registration fee for the conference. However, each participant will be charged a nominal amount of $25 towards the Conference Banquet, Lunch and Transportation to Palo Duro.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION

Flying to Lubbock : Service to Lubbock International Airport include Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines. For more information on LIA or the City of Lubbock, visit the Lubbock Convention & Tourism Bureau . Available transportation service from LIA, located approximately 15 minutes from the conference hotels, includes City Cab (806) 765-7474, Yellow Cab (806) 765-7777, Royal Cab (806) 749 5333, VIP Royal coach Private Service (806) 795 3888, Limousines of Lubbock (806) 743 5466, Lone Star Limousine (888) 286 5466, White Knights Limousines (806) 799 3366.

Driving to Lubbock : Centrally located between Dallas, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Interstate 27 connects the city of Lubbock with two east-west interstate systems, I-20 and I-40. State highways 82, 84, 87, and 114 also provide easy access to cities throughout the region. The following numbers may also provide more information: Emergency Road Conditions - (806) 745-4411, Texas Department of Transportation - (806) 745-4411, Tourist Information - (800) 452-9292.

Hotel Information : A block of double-bed rooms with special conference room rates ($55 + Taxes) has been negotiated for the participants at:

Four Points Hotel-Sheraton ( SOLD OUT )
505 Avenue Q
Lubbock, Texas - 79401
Telephone: (806) 747-0171
Fax: (806)-747-9243

Participants should make their hotel reservation as soon as possible. Please make sure to mention "RedRaider 2003 Minisymposium" when making reservations.

Things to do in Lubbock :From dinner and drinks on neon-lined Buddy Holly Avenue to family entertainment at the the Science Spectrum and Omnimax Theater you may be surprised to find all there is to see and do in Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock has a rich musical history and you are sure to find fantastic local talent any night of the week. And don't miss the chance to learn about the history of the region at the National Ranching Heritage Center. So come to Lubbock, open your mind and expect the unexpected!

(See Texas Tech University Campus Map)


SPONSORS

The mini-symposium is primarily sponsored with the generous support from the National Science Foundation, the Whitaker Foundation, Prof. Frits Ruymgaart Paul Whitfield Endowed Horn Professorship and by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The support from the NSF and Whitaker will help bring in a diverse group of participants and the early-career speakers to participate in the meeting. Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Frits Ruymgaart generously provides funds from his endowed professorship at Texas Tech University to support the distinguished speakers. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will also pay other organizational expenses such as advertising, transportation to Palo Duro Canyon State Park.


CONTACT

Prof. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer
Box 41042
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Texas Tech University
Phone: (806) 742-2580 x(264)
Fax: (806) 742-1112
E-mail: padhu@math.ttu.edu