
THE
FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
20th
ANNIVERSARY
YEAR 
May
910, 2013
OttawaCarleton Discrete Mathematics Days
to be held at the University of Ottawa (map)
Organizers:
Jason Z. Gao, Carleton University
Mateja Šajna, University of Ottawa



OVERVIEW
Discrete mathematics is a broad research area involving the study of properties,
algorithms, and applications of mathematical structures built on discrete
objects. The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers, postdoctoral
fellows, and graduate students from the Ontario/Quebec area and beyond working
in various fields of discrete mathematics in order to stimulate research collaboration
in this vibrant interdisciplinary area.
The 2013 OttawaCarleton Discrete Mathematics Days will be a twoday event
consisting of 6 invited talks and several sessions of contributed talks, while
leaving time for informal discussion. A talk by Professor Ivic Weiss, whose
research connects combinatorics, geometry, and algebra, will be featured as
a Joint Colloquium in the OttawaCarleton Institute of Mathematics and Statistics.
The proposed invited speakers are distinguished for excellence in research
in combinatorial designs, graph theory, extremal combinatorics, discrete geometry,
coding theory, quantum computing, and combinatorial optimization. They have
been involved in theoretical, applied, and algorithmic aspects of discrete
mathematics.
FORMAT: 6 invited talks and several sessions
of contributed talks (2 full days). Students and postdoctoral fellows are
particularly encouraged to present.
INVITED SPEAKERS: Speakers
Abstracts
Andrea Burgess
Asia Ivic Weiss
Karen Meagher

Bruce Reed
Wenan Zang
Bei Zeng 
PROGRAM
Thursday, May 9, 2013 (FTX 147B) (speaker
abstracts) 
08:309:00 
Registration and Welcome 
09:0010:00 
Bruce Reed
How Long Does It Take to Catch a Drunk Miscreant? 
10:0010:15 
Refreshment Break 
10:1511:15 
Wenan Zang
When is the Matching Polytope BoxTotally Dual Integral? 
11:1511:30 
Refreshment Break 
11:3011:55 
Deepak Bal
The 2Tone Chromatic number of Random Graphs 
11:5512:20 
Babak Moazzezl
Sensitivity Analysis in Mixed Integer Programming:
From Branch and Bound to Cutting Plane Algorithm 
12:2012:45 
Rohan Kapadia
Modularity and Matroid Representation 
12:4514:00 
Lunch (KED 104) 
14:0015:00 
Andrea Burgess
Generalized Designs, Packings, and Coverings 
15:0015:25 
Behrooz Bagheri Ghavam Abadi
On the Oriented Perfect Path Double Cover Conjecture 
15:2515:50 
Nevena Francetic
Group Divisible Packing Designs with Block Size 3:
Relationship to Coverings 
15:5016:05 
Refreshment Break 
16:0516:30 
Annela Kelly
Optimal
Distribution of Alliances for Misère Nim 
16:3016:55 
Amin Bahmanian
Embedding Factorizations in Hypergraphs 
16:5517:20 
Andrew Wagner
Finding a Second Hamilton Cycle: The Missing Link 
17:2017:45 
Victoria E. Horan
Overlap Cycles 
18:0020:00 
Informal Reception
(KED 104) 
Friday, May 10, 2013 (FTX 147B) (speaker
abstracts) 
09:0010:00 
Karen Meagher
ErdösKoRado Theorem for Permutations 
10:0010:15 
Refreshment Break 
10:1511:15 
Bei Zeng
Symmetries of Codeword Stabilized Quantum Codes 
11:1511:30 
Refreshment Break 
11:3011:55 
Mohammad Bardestani
ProductFree Sets 
11:5512:20 
Nathaniel Johnston
NonUniqueness of Minimal Superpermutations 
12:2012:45 
Christino Tamon
Which Exterior Powers are Balanced ? 
12:4514:00 
Lunch (KED 104) 
14:0014:25 
Nishad Kothari
Characterizing PrismFree Planar Bricks 
14:2514:50 
Robert Bailey
Metric dimension of Imprimitive DistanceRegular Graphs 
14:5015:30 
Refreshment Break 
15:3016:30 
Asia Ivic Weiss
Combinatorial Structure of Chiral Polyhedra 
16:3016:55 
Timothy R. Walsh
Generating Nonisomorphic Maps and Hypermaps Without Storing Them 
16:5517:20 
Jing He
The LinearComplexity Profile and Correlation Measure of Order k of
a
Family of Interleaved Sequences 
CONTRIBUTED TALKS: Deadline to submit was April 8, 2013.
CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS as of May 3, 2013
Full Name 
University/Affiliation 
Albashabsheh, Ali 
University of Ottawa 
AlkalayHoulihan, Colleen 
McGill University 
Bagheri Ghavam Abadi, Behrooz 
Universite de Montreal 
Bahmanian, Amin 
University of Ottawa 
Bailey, Robert 
Ryerson University 
Bal, Deepak 
Carnegie Mellon Univ. 
Bardestani, Mohammad 
Université de Montréal 
Burgess, Andrea 
Ryerson University 
De Carufel, JeanLou 
Carleton University 
Ferreri, Susanna 
Brock University 
Francetic, Nevena 
Carleton University 
Gao, Zhicheng 
Carleton University 
Haidar, Ali 
Carleton University 
He, Jing 
Carleton University 
Horan, Victoria 
Air Force Research Laboratory 
Huggan, Melissa 
Carleton University 
Javed, Muhammad 
Ryerson University 
Ji, Zhengfeng 
University of Waterloo 
Johnston, Nathaniel 
University of Waterloo 
Kapadia, Rohan 
University of Waterloo 
Kelly, Annela 
Bridgewater State University 
Kothari, Nishad 
University of Waterloo 
Lam, Clement 
Concordia 
MacFie, Andrew 
Carleton University 
Maltais, Elizabeth 
University of Ottawa 
Mashhadi Avaz Tehrani, Hediyeh 
Brock University 
Meagher, Karen 
University of Regina 
Moazzez, Babak 
Carleton University 
Niesink, Patrick 

Pigeon, Joshua 
University of Ottawa 
Poirier, Antoine 
University of Ottawa 
Rababah, Abedallah 
Jordan University of Science and Technology 
Rashtchi, Marjan 
UQAM 
Reed, Bruce 
McGill University 
Roy, Dom 
Carleton University 
Sajna, Mateja 
University of Ottawa 
Seamone, Ben 
Universite de Montreal 
Song, Haifeng 
Memorial University of Newfoundland 
Tamon, Christino 
Clarkson University 
van Renssen, André 
Carleton University 
Wagner, Andrew 
University of Ottawa 
Walsh, Timothy 
UQAM 
Wang, Qiang 
Carleton University 
Weiss, Asia Ivic 
York University 
Zang, Wenan 
The University of Hong Kong 
Zare, Ebrahim 
Universite Laval 
Zeng, Bei 
University of Guelph 
Zhuang, Andrew 
University of Ottawa 
The OttawaCarleton Discrete Mathematics Days are the of fspring of the Carleton
Discrete Mathematics Days, which began in 1978. Since 2002, the Ottawa  Carleton
Discrete Mathematics Days have been held annually in the spring, alternating
its location between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, and
have been (usually) supported by the Fields Institute. For more information
on recent Discrete Mathematics Days please visit:
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/1011/discrete_math/
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/0910/discrete_math/
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/0809/discrete_math/
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/0708/discrete_math/
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/0607/discrete_math/
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/0506/discrete_math/
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/0405/discrete_math/
http://www.math.carleton.ca/~daniel/dmd04.html.
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