
THE
FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

May
12, 2014
OttawaCarleton
Discrete Mathematics Days
to
be held at
Carleton University, Room HP4351(map)
Organizers:
Vida
Dujmovic, University of Ottawa
Daniel
Panario, Carleton University





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 2014 OttawaCarleton Discrete Mathematics Days will consist
of invited talks and several sessions of contributed talks, while
leaving time for informal discussion. The proposed invited speakers
are distinguished for excellence in research in finite geometry,
combinatorial designs, random graphs, graph theory, finite fields
and combinatorial optimization. They have been involved in theoretical,
applied, and algorithmic aspects of discrete mathematics.
FORMAT: The 2014 CarletonOttawa
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. Students and postdoctoral
fellows are particularly encouraged to present their work at the
meeting.
INVITED SPEAKERS
Robert Coulter, The University of Delaware
Peter Danziger, Ryerson University.
Pu Gao, University of Toronto
Luke Postle, Emory University
Ivelisse Rubio, University of Puerto Rico
Adrian Vetta, McGill University
SCHEDULE
revised April 16 (speaker abstracts)
Thursday,
May 1, 2014 
08:3009:00 
Registration and Welcome 
09:0010:00 
Luke Postle, Emory University
On the minimum density of 4critical graphs of girth
five

10:0010:30 
Refreshment Break 
10:3012:00 
Amin Bahmanian, University of Ottawa
Eulerian Hypergraphs
Shonda Gosselin, University of Winnipeg
Metric Dimension of circulant graphs and Cayley hypergraphs
Antoine Poirier, University of Ottawa
Graph contraction reconstruction 
12:0013:30 
Lunch 
13:3014:30 
Peter Danziger,
Ryerson University.
Orthogonally Resolvable Designs 
14:3015:30 
Lucia Moura, University of Ottawa
An adaptive algorithm for group testing for complexes
Elizabeth Maltais, University of Ottawa
Bounds for graphintersecting packings 
15:3016:00 
Refreshment Break 
16:0016:30 
Eugene Zima, Wilfrid Laurier University
Direct approach to the indefinite hypergeometric summation 
16:3017:30 
Pu Gao, University
of Toronto
Random graphs: spanning tree packing, arboricity, the densest
subgraph problem and beyond 
19:00 
Reception 
Friday,
May 2, 2014 
09:0010:00 
Robert Coulter, The University
of Delaware
Permutation polynomials, representation theory, and projective
planes 
10:0010:30 
Refreshment Break 
10:3012:00 
Tony Nixon, York University
Symmetry adapted Assur graphs
Christino Tamon, Clarkson University
Universal state transfer on graphs
Georgios Tzanakis, Carleton University
Construction of covering arrays of strength 4 from msequences

12:0013:30 
Lunch 
13:3014:30 
Ivelisse Rubio,
University of Puerto Rico
Construction of systems of polynomial equations with exact
pdivisibility via the covering method 
14:3015:30 
Malihe Aliasgari, Amirkabir University of Technology
$\mathbb{Z}$module associated to integer programming for
decoding $q$ary codes
Mufutau Akinwande
Correlation of pseudorandom sequences obtained from de
Bruijn graphs 
15:3016:00 
Refreshment Break 
16:0017:00 
Adrian Vetta, McGill University
A discrete view of economics 
Participants as of April 24, 2014
Full Name 
University/Affiliation 
Akinwande, Mufutau 

Aliasgari, Malihe 
Amirkabir University 
Bahmanian, Amin 
University of Ottawa 
Bailey, Robert 
Grenfell Campus, MUN 
Bardini Idalino, Thaís 
Federal University of Santa Catarina 
Bose, Prosenjit 
Carleton University 
Burgess, Andrea 
Ryerson University 
Chan, Ada 
York University 
Cheung, Kevin 
Carleton University 
Coulter, Robert 
The University of Delaware 
Danziger, Peter 
Ryerson University 
Dujmovic, Vida 
University of Ottawa 
Gao, Pu 
University of Waterloo 
Gao, Zhicheng 
Carleton University 
Garner, Cyril W. L. 
Carleton University 
Gorzny, Jan 
University of Victoria 
Gosselin, Shonda 
University of Winnipeg 
Maltais, Elizabeth 
University of Ottawa 
Marquis, David 
Carleton University 
Martins
Martins, Rodrigo 
Carleton University 
Mastromattei, Christian 
Queen's University 
Moazzez, Babak 
Carleton University 
MorneauGuerin, Frederic 
Universite Laval 
Moura, Lucia 
University of Ottawa 
Newman, Mike 
University of Ottawa 
Nixon, Anthony 
York University 
Panario, Daniel 
Carleton University 
Poirier, Antoine 
University of Ottawa 
Postle, Luke 
Emory University 
Qureshi, Claudio 
Campinas University 
Rashtchi, Marjan 
L'Université du Québec à Montréal 
RiouxMaldague, Lucas 
Carleton University 
Rubio, Ivelisse 
University of Puerto Rico 
Sadeghi, Mohammad 
Amirkabir University of Technology 
Sajna, Mateja 
University of Ottawa 
Tamon, Christino 
Clarkson University 
Tang, Zongzhi 
University of Ottawa 
Thomson, David 
Carleton University 
Tzanakis, Georgios 
Carleton University 
Verdonschot, Sander 
Carleton University 
Vetta, Adrian 
McGill University 
Wang, Qiang 
Carleton University 
Zare, Ebrahim 
UQAM 
Zima, Eugene 
Wilfrid Laurier University 
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/1213/discrete_math/
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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