American Mathematical Society (AMS)

AMS Invited Addresses

AMS Special Sessions

Sessions for Contributed Papers

There will be sessions of ten-minute contributed talks. Although an individual may present only one contributed paper at a meeting, any combination of joint authorship may be accepted, provided no individual speaks more than once on the contribute paper program. Contributed papers will be grouped together by related subject classifications into sessions.

Poster Sessions

AMS - PME Student Poster Session, organized by Chad Awtrey, Samford University, Paul Fishback, Grand Valley State University, and Frank Patane, Samford University; Friday,10:30 am–12:00 pm and 3:30–5:00 pm. These sessions feature research done by undergraduate students. First-year graduate students are eligible to present if their research was completed while they were still undergraduates. Research by high school students can be accepted if the research was conducted under the supervision of a faculty member at a post-secondary institution.

Appropriate content for a poster includes, but is not limited to, a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, or a method of solution to an applied problem. Purely expository material is not appropriate for this session.

Participants should submit an abstract through the JMM abstract submission portal by September 13. Questions regarding this session should be directed to Chad Awtrey, cawtrey@samford.edu, Paul Fishback,fishbacp@mail.gvsu.edu, or Frank Patane, fpatane@samford.edu.

Panels

AMS Committee on Publications Panel on Double Anonymous Peer Review, organized by David Futer, Temple University, and Judy Walker, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; Wednesday, 1:00–2:00 pm. In Jan 2021, the AMS Council made the decision to transition all AMS journals to double anonymous peer review. While a process where referees do not see identifying data about the authors is common in some disciplines, it is fairly novel in mathematics. An implementation plan for AMS journals was hashed out over the course of 2021. The new policy went into effect in Mar 2022 at Proceedings of the AMS and Representation Theory.

The first goal of this panel is to discuss why the AMS Council decided to move in a double anonymous direction. The second goal of the panel is to discuss how the new policy is implemented at the two journals that have launched it. The policy requires the removal of author names and affiliations but no additional edits. Editors from PAMS and Representation Theory can speak to this point. The third goal of the panel is to discuss initial reactions from journal stakeholders, specifically authors and referees of papers that have finished the peer review process.

The final goal of the panel is to include perspectives from neighboring disciplines that have used double anonymous peer review for longer. We plan to invite editors in Physics and Computer Science. Both disciplines have a culture of posting preprints on the arXiv, and both have started on the double anonymous road slightly ahead of mathematics. Panelists are: Amanda Folsom, Amherst College, Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research, Ryan Hynd, University of Pennsylvania, and Stan Sclaroff, Boston University.

AMS Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Panel: Making Changes on Improving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), organized by Dennis Davenport, Howard University, Sarah Greenwald, Appalachian State University, and Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College; Wednesday, 10:30 am–12:00 pm. One of the charges of AMS’s Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CoEDI) is to identify and organize activities to promote awareness of issues related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in our profession, and to develop tactics to deal with these issues. Minerva Cordero, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington, Rachel Levy, Executive Director of Data Science Academy and Professor of Mathematics at North Carolina State University, and Donald Outing, Vice President for Equity and Community, University Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Lehigh University, have served in leadership roles to improve EDI and will share information about their related efforts. Please join this conversation about turning obstacles into action.

AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion: Rethinking Graduate Admissions in the Mathematical Sciences, organized by Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University, Naiomi Cameron, Spelman College, Jesús De Loera, University of California, Davis, and Katherine Stevenson, California State University, Northridge, Thursday, 1:00–2:30 pm. Following the 2022 AMS Education Mini-conference, this AMS CoE panel will focus on graduate admissions processes, trends, and opportunities for improvement. Participants will discuss standards and metrics, equity and diversity, and large-scale changes to the academic ecosystem that are a result of the COVID pandemic. In particular, this session will facilitate conversations among attendees about how to ease the transition from undergraduate to graduate school. The moderator will be Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University. Panelists to include: Ali Arab, Georgetown University; Tara Holm, Cornell University; Kelly McKinnie, University of Montana; and Oscar Vega, California State University, Fresno. This panel is sponsored by the AMS Committee on the Education.

AMS Panel: Keys to Journal Publishing with the AMS, organized by Lauren Foster and Nicola Poser, American Mathematical Society; Thursday, 1:00–2:00 pm. Wanting to submit your paper, but not sure if it meets the criteria for acceptance? Wondering what the editors and reviewers are looking at when assessing a manuscript? Thinking you might like to accept that invitation to review a manuscript but aren’t sure what that entails? Join us as we talk about these and other keys to journal publishing with the AMS. The moderator and panelists are to be announced

AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion: Supporting Faculty in Mentoring Students for Careers Beyond Academia, organized by Christian Borgs, University of California Berkeley, Jim L. Brown, Occidental College, Ellen Eischen, University of Oregon, Pamela E. Harris, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and Mary Lynn Reed, Rochester Institute of Technology; Friday, 1:00–2:30 pm. Career opportunities for mathematicians in business, government, and industry have never been better. Many mathematics faculty lack non-academic career experience, and could benefit from additional resources or guidance in this area. The goal of this panel is to provide actionable advice for faculty who seek to increase their ability to mentor students in finding non-academic employment. Our moderator and panelists have experience and connections with a diverse set of programs and organizations who have been successful in this area. We aim to provide useful information for all mathematics faculty who seek to better support their students in an ever-widening set of career paths. The moderator for this panel is Mary Lynn Reed, Rochester Institute of Technology. Panelists are Lee DeVille, University of Illinois, Tegan Emerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ryan Garibaldi, Center for Communications Research, La Jolla, Talitha Washington, Clark Atlanta University & Atlanta University Center, and Suzanne Weekes, SIAM. This panel is sponsored by the AMS Committee on the Profession.

AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion: Making Good Data-driven Policy Decisions: Reflections of a Mathematician in Congress, organized by Duane Cooper, Morehouse College, Deborah Frank Lockhart, Chair, AMS Committee on Science Policy, and Allen J Stewart, Former AMS Congressional Fellow; Friday, 2:30–4:00 pm. Moderator will be Duane Cooper, Morehouse College. Speaker will be Jerry McNerney, U.S. House of Representatives, retired. Congressman Jerry McNerney is concluding a sixteen year career in the U.S. House of Representatives. He entered Congress with a fairly unique background, that of a Ph.D. mathematician (University of New Mexico, 1981). He pursued an industrial career, conducting work primarily involving wind energy, prior to running for office.

In this moderated discussion, Representative McNerney will discuss his career and life in the House of Representatives with some emphasis on how his training as a mathematician influenced his policy decisions. The discussion will be followed by a session of audience questions for the congressman. This panel is sponsored by the Committee on Science Policy.

AMS Committee on Meetings and Conferences Panel Discussion: The Future of AMS Meetings, organized by Suzanne Sindi, University of California, Merced, Shanna Dobson, University of California, Riverside, David Morrison, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Emma Previato, Boston University, Saturday 9:30–11:00 am. The past few years have given us the accidental opportunity to explore different modalities for communicating and sharing with other AMS members. While these approaches have presented a new host of challenges, they have also offered the opportunity to engage in new ways that offer the promise for greater inclusion. In this panel, we will hear from a broad representation of the AMS community to explore features that we would like to have in future AMS meetings. Panelists: Shanna Dobson, University of California, Riverside, Abba Gumel, Arizona State University, Sam Hansen, University of Michigan, Sara Rezvi, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Monica M. VanDieren, Robert Morris University. Sponsored by the AMS Committee on Meetings and Conferences.

Focus Groups

AMS Directors of Graduate Studies Focus Group, Wednesday, 8:00–9:30 am, organized and moderated by Thomas Barr, AMS. For directors of graduate study, chairpersons, and others leading graduate mathematical sciences programs, this event provides a venue in which to share ideas and concerns surrounding the experience of graduate students. Those intending to participate should email aed-mps@ams.org by December 15, 2022 (subject line: DGS Focus Group) to be placed on the contact list for this event and to send any questions or topics they would like to be discussed.

AMS Directors of Undergraduate Studies Focus Group, Wednesday, 9:30–11:00 am, organized and moderated by Thomas Barr, AMS. For chairpersons, directors of undergraduate studies, and other departmental leaders, this event provides a venue in which to share ideas and concerns connected with the undergraduate mathematics experience. Those intending to participate should email aed-mps@ams.org by December 15, 2022 (subject line: DUS Focus Group) to be placed on the contact list for this event and to send any questions or topics they would like to be discussed.

Other Sessions

AMS Advocacy Training Session: Advocacy for Mathematics and Science Policy, organized and moderated by Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society; Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am. This session will be a discussion of ways to engage with elected officials in addressing policy issues of concern to the mathematics community, including research funding and education. Panelists will discuss the importance of grassroots advocacy and building relationships with legislators to further goals. Panelists will be Jerry McNerney, U.S. House of Representatives, retired, Noah Giansiracusa, Bentley University, and Duncan Wright, AMS Congressional Fellow.

Presentation: AMS DC-Based Policy & Communications Opportunities, organized by Karen Saxe, AMS Office of Government Relations, Friday, 4:30–6:00 pm. Speakers will be Duncan Wright, AMS Congressional Fellow, and Anuraag Bukkuri, Former AMS Mass Media Fellow. AMS Special Presentation on Washington, DC Based Policy & Communications Opportunities. The AMS Congressional Fellowship—a year-long experience for PhD mathematicians at any career stage—provides public policy learning experiences, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction and brings a technical background and external perspective to the decision-making process in Congress. The AMS Mass Media Fellowship improves public understanding of science and technology by placing advanced mathematics students in newsrooms nationwide for a summer. The Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop introduces STEM students to the federal policy-making process, and empowers them to become advocates for basic research throughout their careers; the AMS sponsors two students each year to participate in this 3.5 day workshop in Washington, DC.

Learn more about these programs and speak with current and former AMS fellows. Application deadlines are in early 2023.

Workshops

2023 AMS Department Chairs and Leaders Workshop: This annual one-day workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, the day before the JMM begins, and is led by Anne Fernando, Norfolk State University, Emille Davie Lawrence, University of San Francisco, Tim Flood, Pittsburg State University, and Charles Moore, Washington State University.

The objectives of the Department Chairs and Leaders Workshop are to provide opportunities for participants to share ideas and experiences and to foster the development of a community of peers who can continue to provide one another support and ideas in the vital role of department chair.

The registration fee is US\$200 for AMS members and US\$300 for non-members. Participation includes a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea on Tuesday, January 3 and reserved seating for the JMM Grand Opening Reception on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 6:15 pm.

More details and the registration link are available on the Department Chairs and Leaders Workshop web page. Please send questions to chairsworkshop@ams.org.

Workshop: Teaching and Managing Large Undergraduate Mathematics Courses in a Changing World, organized by P. Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan, and Bryan Mosher, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; Part I, Wednesday, 4:00–6:00 pm and Part II, Friday, 4:00–6:00 pm. We are teaching undergraduate mathematics in a changing and challenging world. There are concerns and hurdles in doing this that are common to undergraduate mathematics programs at large, especially public, universities, where hundreds to thousands of students are taking our courses at the same time. Further, while a strength of the academy is its ability to reinvent a better wheel, we know that there is a significant loss of productivity in not knowing what others have already done to address a problem that appeared for them earlier than for others. We therefore propose to create a space in which it is possible to bring up issues that are having an impact on some institutions and are on the horizon for others, and to make visible work being done in a context where others can see it and evaluate how it might be applicable or adapted to their own situations.

This workshop will accomplish our goals by bringing together course coordinators and program directors of large enrollment undergraduate mathematics courses to explore and isolate common themes in and issues that are confronting these courses at universities across the country. Topics for the workshop will be drawn from those concerns that are most salient in mathematics education today. These may include: how and whether on-line instruction is continuing post-pandemic, and how in-person learning now reflects our on-line pandemic experiences; promoting equity and increasing inclusion of students from groups historically excluded from STEM education; placement and just-in-time instructional remediation; and instructor training and development. The focus will be on practical observations and solutions as implemented at universities, with the goal of providing concrete ideas and practical discussion of those details that are of greatest interest to participants.

The workshop will be structured around short (5 to 10 minute) presentations invited by the organizers. These will be organized by themes, with presentations being followed by breakout discussions in which all participants are able to raise the questions that are of greatest interest to them, in groups that are structured to maximize the effectiveness of the information being exchanged. Speakers will include Hanna Bennett, University of Michigan, Paul Kessenich, University of Michigan, Martina Bode, University of Illinois, John Boller, University of Chicago, Alexander Hanhart, University of Wisconsin, Aaron Peterson, Northwestern University, Eric Simring, Pennsylvania State University, Joe Roberts, Pennsylvania State University, Jim Rolf, University of Virginia, Chloe Wawrzyniak, University of Kentucky, and Michael Weimerskirch, University of Minnesota.

Joint

Joint Committee on Women Panel Discussion, organized by Jennifer Schultens, University of California, Davis; Thursday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. For 50 years, the Joint Committee on Women has served as a forum for communication among member organizations to enhance opportunities for women in the mathematical sciences. As an umbrella organization with representatives from the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC), American Mathematical Society (AMS), American Statistical Association (ASA), Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), Mathematical Association of America (MAA), National Association of Mathematics (NAM), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the JCW maintains a website to highlight policies and practices of member organizations. This panel will examine metacognition, the ways in which we approach mathematics and how this facilitates or impedes understanding. Confirmed panelists are Lakeshia Jones, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Jo Boaler, Stanford University, Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and John Nardo, Oglethorpe University. Jennifer Schultens, University of California, Davis, will be moderating.

MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Session, organized jointly by the Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Mathematical Society; Friday, 9:00–10:30 am. This year the session will consist of a lecture from 9:00–9:50 am, given by Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University, Who are we serving with our scholarship: A Covid Model Case Study, and a short panel discussion on Re-envisioning Justice in Mathematics Research, from 9:50–10:30 am. Panelists will include: Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University, Ron Buckmire, Occidental College, and Jakini Kauba, Clemson University.

Other AMS Events

Council, Tuesday, 1:30 pm.

AMS Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CoEDI) Breakfast, Thursday, 7:30–8:45 am

Business Meeting, Saturday, 11:45 am.

Career Fair, Thursday, 8:30–10:30 am. This is an opportunity for mathematically-trained job seekers at various phases of education and experience—graduate students, undergraduates, post-doctoral, and others—to interact in-person with employers in Business, Entrepreneurship, Government, Industry, and Nonprofit (BEGIN). This event is your chance to network and learn what it takes to do a BEGIN job. If your company is interested in participating, for US\$150 (Free for Corporate Members), a table will be provided for your posters and printed materials, and you are welcome to speak to interested students personally. Complimentary coffee will be served, sponsored by the AMS.

Grad School Fair, Friday, 8:30–10:30 am. Here is the opportunity for undergrads to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs from universities all over the country. January is a great time for juniors to learn more, and college seniors may still be able to refine their search. This is your chance for one-stop shopping in the graduate school market. At JMM 2020, over 300 students met with representatives from more than 70 graduate programs. If your school has a graduate program and you are interested in participating, for US\$150 for non-institutional members or US\$100 for institutional members, a table will be provided for your posters and printed materials, and you are welcome to personally speak to interested students. Complimentary coffee will be served, sponsored by the AMS.

Current Events Bulletin, organized by David Eisenbud, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute; Friday, 2:00–6:00 pm. Speakers in this session follow the model of the Bourbaki Seminars in that mathematicians with strong expository skills speak on work not their own. Written versions of the talks will be available online after the conclusion of the meeting.

Lecture I is supported by the Bose, Datta, Mukhopadhyay and Sarkar Fund, to bring appreciation for mathematics to a broader audience.

Business Meeting, Saturday, 11:45 am.

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