DREI'96 Plenary and Evening Talks

Monday, June 24
11:00-12:00 Jeff Weeks
Plenary talk: The Shape of Space
8:00 - 9:00 Michael Cohen, Microsoft Corporation
Evening Special Talk: Computer Graphics: What Is It Good For?

Tuesday, June 25
11:00-12:00 James King
Plenary talk: TBA

Wednesday, June 26
11:00-11:30 Chaim Goodman-Strauss, University of Arkansas
Finite State-Automata and You
11:30-12:00 Dennis Roseman, University of Iowa
Tell Me What It Is That I Am Seeing

Friday, June 28
11:00-12:00 Robert Davis, Rutgers University
Plenary talk: How Do We Know What We Know?

Monday, July 1
11:00 - 12:00 John Vassberg, Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach, CA
Plenary talk: Computational Geometry, Grid Generation and Algorithm Developments Related to omputational Fluid Dynamics Within the Aircraft Industry.
8:00 - 9:00 Antony Jameson, Princeton University
Evening Special Talk: The Future of Fluid Mechanics in Aircraft Design: Re-engineering Engineering

Tuesday, July 2
11:00 - 12:00 Steven Fortune, Bell Laboratories
Plenary talk: The Wireless System Engineering Design Tool

Monday, July 8
11:15 - 12:15 Nina Amenta, XEROX PARC
Plenary talk: Real-Life Shadows of 4-D Polytopes
8:00 - 9:00 Lillian Schwartz
Evening Special Talk: In The Dark

Tuesday, July 9
11:00 - 12:00 Owen Astrachan, Duke University
Plenary talk: The First Computer Science Course and C++: Paradigm Lost or Regained
8:00 - 9:00 Owen Astrachan
Discussion at Elm Club: Introductory Courses in Computer Science

Wednesday, July 10
11:00 - 12:00 Richard Pollack, Courant Institute
Plenary talk: 100 Years of Sylvester's Problem
7:30 John H. Conway, Princeton University
An Evening of Mathematics

Thursday, July 11
8:30-10:00 Plenary Session
9:00 -10:00 Panel Discussion: Vertical Integration and Its Impact on the Classroom and the
Academic Community - panelists: Scot Drysdale, David Dobkin, Mary Edwards, Bro. Pat Carney, Carol Ann Giesing, Ken Steiglitz, Chuck Biehl (moderator)
10:30-12:30 "Celebration of Mathematics" (Wolfensohn Hall, IAS)
Introduction by P. Griffiths, Director, IAS.
Remarks by Gov. Christine T. Whitman and Senator Jake Garn.
Keynote address by Neal Lane, Director, National Science Foundation, NSF Regional Institutes in the Mathematical Sciences, John Polking, PCMIA & David Dobkin, DREI
2:00 Panel Discussion (Wolfensohn Hall)
A Cornerstone for the Future: Connecting Mathematics Researchers and Educators, Hyman Bass (moderator)
Panelists: Joan Ferrini-Mundy, William C. Harris, Cynthia Hays, Fred S. Roberts, DIMACS, Luther S. Williams, Judy Brown, DREI
4:00 Piano concert at IAS

Friday, July 12
11:00 - 12:00 Michael Goodrich
Plenary talk: How To Draw Trees, Maps and Webs