Mathematical Sciences Conferences

May 11, 2016

2015AGThe annual Mini-conference on Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms was held on October 23rd at the Holmes Ballroom at Clemson House. The conference was organized by Michael Burr, Neil Calkin, Wayne Goddard, and Svetlana Poznanovik. This year’s program included 7 speakers who presented a variety of topics including graph theory, sports rankings, matroids, and random tilings.

– Sarah Cannon, Georgia Institute of Technology

– Tim Chartier, Davidson College

– Noah Giansiracusa, University of Georgia

– Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University

– Steve Hedetniemi, Clemson University

– Bill Kay, Emory University

– Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology


The conference was attended by 57 participants from 13 local colleges and universities, and was partially supported by a grant from the Simons Foundation (#282399 to Michael Burr). More information can be found at the mini-conference website:


Clemson hosted the 25th meeting of the Palmetto Number Theory Series (PANTS), December 5-6, 2015. The meeting included plenary lectures by


– Haruzo Hida, UCLA

– Bianca Viray, University of Washington

– Wei Zhang, Columbia University

– Aaron Pollack, Stanford University

– Joe Kramer-Miller, CUNY Graduate Center


in addition to contributed talks. Around 37 researchers participated in the conference, from California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. The conference was organized by Jim Brown, Kevin James, Hui Xue, and it was supported by grants from the NSF (DMS-1502293) and NSA. For more information, see the website


The 8th Annual JohnFest/SIAM Student Conference in Computational Mathematics was held on the Clemson campus February 5-6, 2016. The conference started with a plenary lecture by Cullen Distinguished Professor Suncica Canic from University of Houston, and continued with 22 research talks by graduate students from universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia, Tennessee, as well as Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The conference was supported by National Science Foundation grant DMS-1547107. The organizers were Qingshan Chen, Hyesuk Lee, and Leo Rebholz. For the conference website, click here:


Clemson also hosted the 12th annual Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference April 1-3, 2016. This was the first time Clemson hosted this conference. Keynote speakers for the conference were


– Sergi Elizalde, Dartmouth College

– Jon McCammond, UC Santa Barbara.


The rest of the conference focused on research talks given by graduate students. The conference was organized by Clemson graduate students Michael Dowling, Amy Grady, Qijun He, Fiona Knoll, Drew Lipman, and Kara Stasikelis, with faculty advisors Matt Macauley and Svetlana Poznanović. The conference was attended by 59 participants from the US and Canada. The program for the conference can be found here:


The second Meeting on Algebraic Geometry for Applications (MAGA 2016) was held on Saturday, April 9th, at Clemson University. The goal of the conference was to bring together researchers and their students who are using algebraic geometry. The conference was organized by Clemson Mathematical Sciences faculty members Michael Burr, Felice Manganiello, and Svetlana Poznanović. Invited speakers for the conference were:


– Daniel Bernstein – North Carolina State University

– Brent Davis – Colorado State University

– Timo de Wolff – Texas A&M

– Elena Dimitrova – Clemson University

– Joshua Hallam – Wake Forest University

– Alex Kasman – College of Charleston

– Sebastian Pokutta – Georgia Institute of Technology.


The conference had 24 participants from Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. It was partially supported by grants from the Simons Foundation (#282399 to Michael Burr) and the NSF (CCF-1527193). For more information, see the conference website