Bay Area Discrete Math Day, Fall 2010

10 years of BADMath

MSRI, Berkeley

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Poster | Registration | Speakers and Schedule | Directions / Public transport / Carpooling | Organizers / Sponsors
The 21st Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day) will take place at the Mathematical Research Science Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley on Saturday, October 16, 2010 between 9 AM and 5 PM. All talks will be held in the Simons Auditorium @ MSRI.

Note that up to -4 days (or, depending on the source, +3 days) this BADMath Day takes place 10 years after the very first BADMath Day in Davis!

BADMath Days are one-day meetings aimed at facilitating communication between researchers and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the San Francisco Bay Area. These days happen twice a year and strive to create an informal atmosphere to talk about discrete mathematics. The term "discrete mathematics" is chosen to include at least the following topics: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Discrete Geometry, Graph Theory, Coding and Design Theory, Combinatorial Aspects of Computational Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorial Optimization, Probabilistic Combinatorics, Combinatorial Aspects of Statistics, and Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics.


Click for a printable version of the poster.


The registration is closed.

Lunch will be provided on-site (if you registered). There will also be a dinner following the conference, subsidized by a donation from the D.E. Shaw Group, and everyone is more than welcome to attend. Both will be vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.

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Speakers and Schedule

The schedule is listed below.

Tristram Bogart
MSRI / San Francisco State University
9:00-10:00am Registration and refreshments
10:00-10:10am Welcome
10:10-10:40am Goran Konjevod
Lawrence Livermore Lab / Arizona State University
Some combinatorial and algorithmic results on origami
10:50-11:20am Mapping polytopes of polygons
11:30-12:30pm Tim Roughgarden
Stanford University
Potential Functions and the Inefficiency of Equilibria
12:30- 2:00pm Lunch provided on-site
2:00- 2:30pm Alexander Engström
University of California, Berkeley
Polytopes from Exponential Random Graph Models
2:45- 3:15pm Megan Owen
University of California, Berkeley
Shortest Paths in Cubical Complexes
3:15- 4:00pm Coffee and tea
4:00- 5:00pm Matthias Beck
San Francisco State University
10 Years BADGeometry: Progress and Open Problems in Ehrhart Theory
6:00- 8:00pm (subsidized) Dinner at a restaurant in Berkeley

Directions / Public transport / Carpooling

For directions please look at the
MSRI webpage.

Parking options are

The parking options are marked here on a GoogleMap.

If you are planning to come by public transporation: there is no MSRI shuttle on weekends, but the AC Transit #65 takes you from Downtown Berkeley BART station to the MSRI at 8:30 or 9:30, arriving 8:53 or 9:53 respectively.
Make sure you have $2 in small change.

We will be helping to organize carpools. If you are driving and have room for passengers or if you would like to be a passenger, then please contact a local organizer near you.

The BADMath Committee:

The 21st Bay Area Discrete Mathematics Day is kindly sponsored by