Scientific Program

The program of the MCA 2017 will include 5 Plenary and 20 Invited Lectures. All speakers were selected by the Program Committee which was appointed by the Steering Committee.

There will also be numerous Special Sessions including:

1. Representations of Lie Algebras
Vyacheslav Futorny, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Michael Lau, Laval University, Canada
Daniel Nakano, University of Georgia, USA
2. Several Complex Variables
Debraj Chakrabarti, Central Michigan University, USA
Dan Coman, Syracuse University, USA
Rasul Shafikov, University of Western Ontario, Canada
3. Computations in Groups and Applications
Inna Bumagin, Carleton University, Canada
Delaram Kahrobaei, CUNY, USA
4. Interactions Between Model Theory and Analysis and Topology
Xavier Caicedo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
José Iovino, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Franklin Tall, University of Toronto, Canada
5. Representation Theory of Algebras
Ibrahim Assem, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Raymundo Bautista, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Flavio Ulhoa Coelho, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ralf Schiffler, University of Connecticut, USA
Sonia Trepode, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina 
6. Finite Algebraic Combinatorics and Applications 
Steven Dougherty, University of Scranton, USA
Kenza GuendaUniversity of Victoria, Canada 
T. Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada 
IIias  Kotsireas , Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Edgar Martinez-Moro, University of Valladoid, Spain
7. Combinatorial Commutative Algebra
Sara Faridi, Dalhousie University, Canada
Susan Morey, Texas State University, USA
Rafael Villarreal, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios, Mexico
8. Symbolic Dynamics
Bryna Kra, Northwestern University, USA 
Yuri Lima, Université Paris-Sud 11, France 
Alejandro Maass, Universidad de Chile, Chile
9. Mathematical Applications in Cryptography
Francis N. Castro, Puerto Rico University, Puerto Rico
T. Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada
Amr Youssef, Concordia Univeristy, Canada
10. Theory and Applications of Finite Fields
Daniel Panario, Carleton University, Canada 
Luciane Quoos, Federal Univeristy of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ivelisse Rubio, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
David Thomson, Army Cyber Institute, USA 
11. Hopf Algebras and Tensor Categories
Nicolás Andruskiewitsch, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina 
Nikshych, Dmitri, University of New Hampshire, USA
12. Motives and Periods
Charles Doran, University of Alberta, Canada and University of Maryland, USA
Matt Kerr, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
James Lewis, University of Alberta, Canada
13. Operator Theory on Function Spaces 
Zeljko Cuckovic, University of Toledo, USA
Nikolai Vasilevski, CINVESTAV, Mexico
Nina Zorboska, University of Manitoba, Canada
14. Soft Packings, Nested Clusters, and Condensed Matter 
Karoly Bezdek, University of Calgary, Canada
Nikolai Dolbilin, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russia
Egon Schulte, Northeastern University, USA
Marjorie Senechal, Smith College, USA
15. Probability Theory
Krzysztof Burdzy, University of Washington, USA
Pablo Ferrari, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yuval Peres, Microsoft, USA
Jeremy Quastel, University of Toronto, Canada
16. Finite and Infinite Dimensional Hamiltonian Systems 
Carlos García Azpeitia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Renato C. Calleja, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Andrés Contreras Marcillo, New Mexico State University, USA
Walter Craig, McMaster University, Canada
17. Applied Math and Computational Science across the Americas
Jose Castillo, San Diego State University, USA
Jose Alberto Cuminato, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Osni Marques, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
18. Control of Partial Differential Equations
Eduardo Cerpa, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile.
Kirsten Morris, University of Waterloo, Canada
Luz de Teresa, Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
19. Arithmetic Geometry and Related Topics
Matilde Lalín, Université de Montréal, Canada
Adriana Salerno, Bates College, USA
20. Groups in Geometry and Topology
Ernesto Lupercio, CINVESTAV, México
Bernardo Uribe, Universidad del Norte, Colombia
21. Harmonic Analysis and Inverse Problems
Akram Aldroubi, Vanderbilt University, USA
Pedro Gonzalez Casanova, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Javad Mashreghi, Université Laval, Canada
22. Geometric Analysis
Pengfei Guan, McGill University, Canada
Fernando Coda Marques, Princeton University, USA and IMPA, Brazil
23. Applied and Computational Algebra and Geometry
Carina Curto, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Luis David Garcia Puente, Sam Houston State University, USA                                                              
24. Hamiltonian Systems and Celestial Mechanics
Florin Diacu, University of Victoria, Canada
Ernesto Perez-Chavela, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico, Mexico
Cristina Stoica, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada
25. Morse, Conley, and Forman Approaches to Smooth and Discrete Dynamics
Marcio Gameiro, University of São Paulo at São Carlos, Brazil
Tomasz Kaczynski, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Ketty A. de Rezende, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
26. Calabi-Yau Manifolds and Calabi-Yau Algebra
Xi Chen, University of Alberta, Canada
Charles Doran, University of Alberta, Canada and University of Maryland, USA
Javier Elizondo, UNAM, Mexico
Daniel Labardini-Fragoso, UNAM, Mexico
James Lewis, University of Alberta, Canada
Noriko Yui, Queens University, Canada
27. Computational Inverse Problems: From Multiscale Modeling to Uncertainty Quantification
Luz Angélica Caudillo-Mata, University of British Columbia, Canada
Julianne Chung, Virginia Tech, USA
28. Gauge Theory and Special Geometry 
Benoit Charbonneau, University of Waterloo, Canada
Sergey Cherkis, University of Arizona, USA 
Marcos Jardim, UNICAMP, Brazil
29. Symmetry in Algebra, Topology, and Physics
Aaron Lauda, University of Southern California, USA
Nicolas Libedinsky, University of Chile, Chile
Joshua Sussan, CUNY Medgar Evers, USA
30. Von Neumann Algebras and their Applications
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University, USA
David Penneys, The Ohio State University, USA
Román Sasyk, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto Argentino de Matemática, Argentina
Thomas Sinclair, Purdue University, USA
31. Arithmetic Dynamics
Patrick Ingram, York University, Canada
Holly Krieger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Thomas Tucker, University of Rochester, USA
32. Holomorphic Foliations and Singularities of Mappings and Spaces
Lev Birbrair, Univ. Federal do Ceará, Brasil
Fernando Cukierman, Univ. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dale Cutkosky, Univ. of Missouri Columbia, USA
Marcelo Saia, Univ. de São Paulo/São Carlos, Brasil
Jawad Snoussi, UNAM, México
Marcio G. Soares, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
33. Singularities and Phase Transitions in Condensed Matter
Lia Bronsard, McMaster University, Canada
Tiziana Giorgi, New Mexico State University, USA
34. Discrete Groups and Operator Algebras
Guillermo Cortiñas, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Andrés Navas Flores, University of Santiago de Chile, Chile
Mikael Pichot, McGill University, Canada
Guoliang Yu, Texas A&M University, USA
35. Recent Trends in Algebraic Cycles, Algebraic K-Theory and Motives
Guillermo Cortiñas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
E. Javier Elizondo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
James Lewis, University of Alberta at Edmonton, Canada
Paulo Lima-Filho, Texas A&M, USA
Chuck Weibel, Rutgers University at New Brunswick, USA
36. Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Manuel del Pino, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Jérôme Vétois, McGill University, Canada
37. Nonlocal Variational Problems
Ihsan A. Topaloglu, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Rustum Choksi, McGill University, Canada
38. Advances in Analysis, PDE’s and Related Applications 
Tepper Gill, Howard University, USA
Marcia Federson, University of San Carlos, Brazil
Erik Talvila, University of Fraser Valley, Canada
39. Nonlinear Dispersive Equations
Fellipe Linares, IMPA, Brazil
Gustavo Ponce, University of California, USA
Catherine Sulem, University of Toronto, Canada
40. Mathematical Physics
Robert Seiringer, IST, Austria
Rafael Benguria, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Vojkan Jaksic, McGill University, Canada
41. Stringy Geometry
Alejandro Adem, University of British Columbia, Canada
Xiang Tang, Washington University, USA
Hsian-hua Tseng, Ohio State University, USA
42. Quantitative Geometry and Topology
Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago, USA
Alexander Nabutovsky, University of Toronto, Canada
Misha Belolipetsky, IMPA, Brazil
43. Fractal Geometry and Dynamical Systems
Carlos Gustavo Moreira, IMPA, Brazil
Pablo Shmerkin,Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina
Károly Simon, University of Technology and Economics, Budapest 
Boris Solomyak, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
44. Optimization and Control
Maria Soledad Aronna, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
Luis Briceño-Arias, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
45. Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics
Robert Morris, IMPA, Brazil
Wojciech Samotij, Tel Aviv University, Israel 
Yoshiharu Kohayakawa, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
46. Geometry of Differential Equations, Real and Complex
Ronaldo Alves Garcia, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Mikhail Malakhaltsev, University of los Andes, Colombia
Jesus Mucino Raymundo, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Daniel Offin, Queens University, Canada
Farid Tari, University of São Paulo, Brazil
47. Current Trends in Combinatorics
Alan Arroyo, University of Waterloo, Canada
Adriana Hansberg, UMDI, UNAM Juriquilla, Mexico
Bruce Richter, University of Waterloo, Canada
Gelasio Salazar, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico
48. Cohomology of Groups
Jose Maria Cantarero, CIMAT Merida, Mexico
Eric M. Friedlander, University of Southern California, USA
T. Benedict Williams, University of British Columbia, Canada
49. Classification of Amenable C*- algebras
George Elliott, University of Toronto, Canada
Benjamin Itza-Ortiz, Autonomous University of Hidalgo, Mexico
Fernando Mortari, UFSC, Brazil
Zhuang Niu, University of Wyoming, USA
50. Geometry and Physics of Higgs Bundles
Florent Schaffhauser, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Laura P. Schaposnik, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA
Richard Wentworth, University of Maryland, USA
51. Incompressible Fluid Dynamics
Tristan Buckmaster, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, USA
Helena J. Nussenzveig Lopes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRASIL
Vlad Vicol, Princeton University, USA
52. Nonlinear and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
James Colliander, University of British Columbia, Canada
Juraj Földes, University of Virginia, USA
Nathan Glatt-Holtz, Tulane University, USA 
Geordie Richards, Utah State University, USA
53. Models and Methods in Evolutionary Differential Equations on Mixed Scales
Xiaoying Han, Auburn University, USA
Carlos Lizama, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile
Jaqueline Godoy Mesquita, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil 
Mahamadi Warma, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
54.  Interactions Between Geometric Group Theory, Low-Dimensional Topology and Geometry, and Dynamics 
Steven Boyer, UQAM, Canada
Mario Eudave-Munoz, UNAM, Mexico
Cameron McA. Gordon, UT Austin, USA
Cristobal Rivas Espinosa, University of Santiago, Chile
55. Equations of Fluid Mechanics: Analysis
Evelyn Lunasin, United States Naval Academy, USA
Gantumur Tsogtgerel, McGill University, Canada
56. Equations of Fluid Mechanics: Numerics
Jean-Christophe Nave, McGill University, Canada 
Pascal Poullet, Université des Antilles, Guadeloupe, FWI
57. Geometry and Combinatorics of Cell Complexes
Jonathan Ariel Barmak, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami, USA
Florian Frick, Cornell University, USA
58. Recent Advance in Disease Dynamics Analysis
Hong bin Guo, University of Ottawa, Canada
Yang Xiao, University of Cincinnati, USA  
59. Free Probability and its Applications
Michael Anshelevich, Texas A&M University, USA
Octavio Arizmendi, CIMAT, Mexico
James Mingo,Queen's University, Canada
60. Groups and Algebras
Pavel Zalesskii, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Ivan Shestakov, State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Olga Kharlampovich, Hunter College CUNY, USA,
Alexei Miasnikov, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Yuri Bahturin, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
61. Shape, Homotopy, and Attractors
Jerzy Dydak, University of Tennessee, USA
Danuta Kolodziejczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Krystyna Kuperberg, Auburn University, USA
Murat Tuncali, Nipissing University, Canada
62. Topological Dynamics and Operator Algebras
Thierry Giordano, University of Ottawa, Canada
Daniel Gonçalves, UFSC,  Brazil
63. Mathematics of Quantum Phases of Matter and Quantum Information
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
César Galindo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Julia Plavnik,Texas A&M University, USA, 
Eric Rowell, Texas A&M University, USA
64. Advances in Arrangement Theory
Jeremiah Bartz, University of North Dakota, USA
Christin Bibby, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Max Wakefield, US Naval Academy, USA
65. Number Theory & Analysis
Harald Andres Helfgott, Universitat Gottingen, Netherlands
Roberto Miatello, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Maksym Radziwill, McGill University, Canada
66. Spectrum and Dynamics
Yaiza Canzani, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Dmitry Jakobson, McGill University, Canada
Federico Rodriguez Hertz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
67. Quantum Walks, Open Quantum Walks, Quantum Computation and Related Topics 
Radhakrishnan Balu, US Army Research Lab, USA
Carlos F. Lardizabal, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Chaobin Liu, Bowie State University, USA
Takuya Machida, Nihon University, Japan
Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca, Tecnologico de Monterrey, México
68. Advances in Algebraic and Analytic Number Theory
Amita Malik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 
Greg Martin, University of British Columbia, Canada
Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh, Duke University, USA
69. Noncommutative Geometry and Quantization
Paul Bressler, University of los Andes ́, Colombia
Raphaël Ponge, Seoul National University, South Korea and McGill University, Canada
Bahram Rangipour, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Zhizhang Xie, Texas A&M University, USA
70. Symmetries of Symplectic Manifolds and Related Topics
Henrique Burstyn, IMPA, Brazil
Lisa Jeffrey, University of Toronto, Canada
Augustin-Liviu Mare, University of Regina, Canada
Catalin Zara, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
71. Galois Representations and Automorphic Forms
Daniel Barrera Salazar, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Lucio Guerberoff, University College London, UK
Adrian Iovita, Concordia University, Canada
Ricardo Menares Valencia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaıso, Chile
72. Geometric Group Theory
Dan Margalit, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dani Wise, McGill University, Canada