Southern California Discrete Math Symposium

Saturday, January 25 at 9:00am to 6:30pm

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Kaprielian Hall (KAP), 414
3620 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Welcome to the 5th annual SoCal Discrete Mathematics Symposium. This one day conference brings together junior and senior researchers in the SoCal area from graph theory, through algebraic combinatorics, to number theory and all adjacent fields. Come exchange ideas, meet, collaborate!

Key dates:

    Submission deadline: January 13, 2020.
    Registration deadline: January 22, 2020.

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Plenary speakers:

    David Conlon (Caltech)
    Asaf Ferber (UC Irvine)
    Pavel Galashin (UCLA)


9:00-9:30am     Breakfast in KAP 410
9:30--10:30     Pavel Galashin     Higher Secondary Polytopes and Regular Plabic Graphs

10:30 -- 11:00     Coffee break     

11:00 --11:30     Jason Fulman     Generating functions and random matrices over finite fields

11:30-- 12:00     Sinai Robins     The Fourier transform of a polytope and applications in enumerative geometry

12:00--12:30     Josh Hallam     The increasing chain complex of a poset and the top-heavy conjecture

12:30--2:00     Lunch     Places available across Vermont, or in USC Village. Free for speakers and subsidized for students.

2:00-3:00pm     Asaf Ferber     When combinatorics meets Littlewood-Offord theory

3:00-3:30     Pietro Poggi-Corradini     An overview of modulus on graphs

3:30-4:00     Break     

4:00-4:30     Misha Tyomkyn     Repeated patterns in proper colorings

4:30--5:30     David Conlon     Around the Brown-Erdős-Sós problem

5:30 -- 6:30     Wine and cheese in KAP 410     


Parking is available in Downey Garage (stop at the gate at 36th and Vermont and request your day parking permit as a participant at the conference). Ten (10) parking permits will be available on a first come--first serve basis, otherwise you can obtain a daily permit for $14 at the booth at 36th and S Vermont Ave.

2020 Organizing committee:

Greta Panova (USC) and Brendan Pawlowski (USC).

Program Committee:

Sami Assaf (USC),  Lenny Fukshansky (CMC), Igor Pak (UCLA), Greta Panova (USC)

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University Park Campus


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