Mathematics and Statistics



6th Annual Red Raider Mini-Symposium
November 9-10, 2006

Mission | Distinguished Speakers | Outstanding Early-Career Speakers |Poster Session | Conference Schedule | Sponsors | Social Program | Conference Fees | Travel and Accommodation | Abstracts (Please click on the Speaker's name) | Photos: November, 2006





Graduate students, post doctoral fellows and other young researchers are encouraged to fill in the conference registration (no fee) and present their work in the poster session on Friday, November 10, 2006. The posters can be any size but should be legible enough for an average person to be able to read from a distance of 3 ft. TTU students can get their posters printed free of charge at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center. The students can use the Powerpoint template files provided at the TLTC website (click on this link). Other instructions can also be found at that site. External presenters can use the same template files and get their posters printed at TLTC for a price of $3.50 per square foot. For a 34'' x 40'' poster, this amounts to  $33.


All talks will be given in the Ball Room of the Clarion Hotel in Lubbock, TX. This hotel is located on Ave. Q near the intersection with 4th Street. It was formerly called Four-Points Sheraton.

The schedule below is final.


Time Event
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Registration (Location: Santa Fe Ballroom, Clarion Hotel)
1:30 pm-2:00 pm Opening Address: Jane Winer, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, TTU
2:00 pm-3:00 pm Professor Thomas Banks
3:00 pm -3:15 pm COFEEE BREAK
3:15 pm-4:15 pm Professor Isaak Mayergoyz
4:15 pm -4:30 pm COFFEE BREAK
4:30 pm -5:30 pm Professor John Burns
6:00 pm -8:00 pm CONFERENCE RECEPTION (Location: Hospitality Room, Clarion Hotel)


9:00 am-10:00 am Professor Xiaobo Tan
10:00 am-11:00 am Dr. David Schurig
11:00 am-12:00 pm Professor John P. Wilber
12:00 pm -1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -2:00 pm Professor Alison Flatau
2:00 pm -2:15 pm COFFEE BREAK
2:15 pm -3:15 pm Professor K. R. Rajagopal
3:15 pm -4:15 pm Professor Isaac Sanchez
4:15 pm -4:30 pm COFFEE BREAK and POSTER SET UP
4:30 pm -5:30 pm Poster Session (Location: Santa Fe Ballroom, Clarion Hotel)


9:00 am Pick-up (To Palo Duro Canyon)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm -3:00 pm Hiking
3:00 pm Pick-up (Back in Lubbock at approx. 4.30 pm)


The mini-symposium is primarily sponsored by Prof. Frits Ruymgaart’s Paul Whitfield Endowed Horn Professorship and by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Horn Professor Ruymgaart generously provides funds from his endowed professorship to support distinguished speakers. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics pays other organizational expenses such as advertising and transportation to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is providing partial support for the distinguished and early career speakers.


On Saturday (November 11), 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.


There is NO registration fee for the conference.


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 non-smoking, single/double-bed rooms with special conference room rates ($55 + Taxes) has been negotiated for the participants at:

Clarion Inn (formerly Four Points Hotel-Sheraton)
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 "Red Raider 2006 Minisymposium" when making reservations. Note that the Clarion Inn  provides free shuttle service to and  from Texas Tech University.

Things to do in Lubbock :From dinner and drinks on neon-lined Buddy Holly Avenue to family entertainment at the the Science Spectrum and Omni-max 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!

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Dr. Ram Iyer
Box 41042
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Business Phone: (806)-742-2566
Texas Tech University
Phone: (806) 742-2580 ext. 239
Fax: (806) 742-1112