23rd Joint UTEP/NMSU Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences

University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Objective of the joint workshops series. The main objective of these workshops is to initiate and enhance the interaction, exchange of ideas, and possible collaboration.

History.

Objective of this workshop.

Location: UTEP Campus, Chemistry and Computer Science Building Room G.0208

Local Organizers: Martine Ceberio, Vladik Kreinovich, Luc Longpre, and Ming-Ying Leung

Program:


   9:00- 9:05 am opening

   9:05- 9:20 am
  Emil D. Schwab, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UTEP
  Generalizations of the Moebius Function

   9:20- 9:35 am
  Diego Aguirre, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Philip Hassoun, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Rafael Lopez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Crystal Serrano, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Marcoantonio R. Soto, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Andrea Torres, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Smaller Standard Deviation for Initial Weights
  Improves Neural Networks Performance: A Theoretical
  Explanation of Unexpected Simulation Results

   9:35- 9:50 am
  Bibek Aryal, Computational Science Program, UTEP
  Laxman Bokati, Computational Science Program, UTEP
  Karla Godinez, Bioinformatics Program, UTEP
  Shammir Ibarra, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Heyi Liu, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Bofei Wang, Computational Science Program, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Common Sense Addition Explained by Hurwicz Criterion

   9:50-10:05 am
  Joseph Bernal, Department of Philosophy, EPCC
  Olga Kosheleva, Department of Teacher Education, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Avoiding Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) Paradox:
  Towards a More Physically Adequate Description of a
  Quantum State

  10:05-10:20 am
  Francis Biney, Computational Science Program, UTEP
  Anthony DesArmier, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Noa Dodson, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Taylor Dodson, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Carlos A. Saldana Matamoros, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  How Often Do Companies Make Right Decisions:
  Theoretical Explanation of an Empirical Observation

  10:20-10:30 am break

  10:30-10:45 am
  Xuemei Chen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  The Kaczmarz Algorithm

  10:45-11:00 am
  Weizhong Tian, Department of Mathematical Sciences,
     Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico
  On the scale mixture of multivariate skew slash
  distribution

  11:00-11:15 am
  Behzad Djafari Rouhani, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UTEP
  Zeroes of Monotone Operators and Proximal Point Algorithms

  11:15-11:30 am
  Afshin Gholamy, Department of Geological Sciences, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Safety Factors in Soil and Pavement Engineering:
  Theoretical Explanation of Empirical Data

  11:30-11:45 am
  Ana Maria Hernandez Posada, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Maria Isabel Olivarez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Christian Servin, Computer Science and IT Program, EPCC
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  How to Best Process Data If We Have Both Absolute and
  Relative Measurement Errors: A Pedagogical Comment

  11:45-12:00 pm
  Jason Ivey, Computer Science and IT Program, EPCC
  Carolina Guerra, STEM Software Solutions (SSSLogic)
  Christian Servin, Computer Science and IT Program, EPCC
  Best Practices on Programming Fundamentals:
  From Honors Projects to Research-Based Projects

  12:00- 1:15 pm lunch (sponsored by El Paso Chapter of IEEE and by UTEP's
     Computational Science Program)

   1:15- 2:15 pm
  Poster session

   2:15- 2:30 pm
  Carlos Jimenez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Francisco Zapata, Department of Industrial Engineering, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  How to Describe Correlation in Interval Case?

   2:30- 2:45 pm
  Ryan Jones, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Perla De La O, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Sebastian Gonzalez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Jorge Huerta, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Manuel Munoz, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Why Attitude to Good People Is Not Always Positive:
  Explanation Based on Decision Theory

   2:45- 3:00 pm
  Ziwei Ma, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  Tonghui Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  The Plausibility Regions for Shape Parameters
  under Multivariate Skew Normal Settings Based
  on Inferential Model

   3:00- 3:15 pm
  Abhijeet R Patil, Computational Science Program, UTEP
  Sangjin Kim, Department of Mathematical Sciences and
    Border Biomedical Research Center,
  Two-Stage Multinomial Classification with ensemble
  classifier of SVM and RF for High-Throughput Data

   3:15- 3:30 pm
  Javier Polanco, Departamento de Fisica y Matematicas,
    UACJ, Juarez, Mexico
  Rosa M. Fitzgerald, Physics Department, UTEP
  An Improved Methodology to Calculate the Aerosol
  Scattering Coefficients for the El Paso-Juarez Airshed

   3:30- 3:45 pm
  Andrew Pownuk, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UTEP
  Applications of Autonomous Computational
  Methods for Finding Step-by-Step Solutions

   3:45- 4:00 pm
  Omar Badreddin, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Khandoker A. Rahad, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  The Impact of Design and UML Modeling
  on Codebase Quality and Sustainability

   4:00- 4:15 pm
  Christian Servin, Computer Science and IT Program, EPCC
  Reynaldo Martinez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Peter Hanson, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Leonel Lopez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  How to Define "and"- and "or"-Operations for
  Intuitionistic and Picture Fuzzy Sets

   4:15- 4:30 pm
  Luisana Clarke, Computer Science and IT Program, EPCC
  Christian Servin, Computer Science and IT Program, EPCC
  Remedial Activity for Computer Science Courses
  at the Two-Year Colleges: Preliminary Findings on the
  Elem. Data Structures and Algorithms Course

   4:30- 4:45 pm
  Tingting Tong, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  Advisor: Tonghui Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  Optimal Model Averaging Weights
  under Asymmetric Loss

   4:45- 5:00 pm
  Christopher W. Tovar, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Carlos Cervantes, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Mario Delgado, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Stephanie Figueroa, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Caleb Gillis, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Daniel Gomez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Andres Llausas, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Julio C. Lopez Molinar, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Mariana Rodriguez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Alexander Wieczkowski, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Francisco Zapata, Department of Industrial Engineering, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Computing with words -- when results do not depend on the
  selection of the membership function

   5:00- 5:10 pm break

   5:10- 5:25 pm
  Julio Urenda, Departments of Mathematical Sciences
    and Computer Science, UTEP
  Marco Cardiel, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Laura Hinojos, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Oliver Martinez, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Expert Knowledge Makes Predictions More Accurate:
  Theoretical Explanation of an Empirical Observation

   5:25- 5:40 pm
  Leobardo Valera, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Martine Ceberio, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Interval Finite Element Method

   5:40- 5:55 pm
  Leobardo Valera, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Eduardo Saenz de Cabezon, Department of Mathematics and Computation,
     Universidad de la Rioja, Spain
  Martine Ceberio, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Surviving a Zombie Attack Using Interval Constraint Solving
  Techniques -- A Fun Approach to a Serious Problem: Epidemics

   5:55- 6:10 pm
  Cong Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  Tonghui Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  Desired sample size for estimating the skewness
  under skew normal settings

   6:10- 6:25 pm
  Yan Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
  Oscar Galindo, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Michael Baca, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Jake Lasley, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP
  Experimental Determination of Mechanical
  Properties Is, In General, NP-Hard -- Unless We
  Measure Everything

   6:25- 6:40 pm
  Xiaonan Zhu, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  Advisor: Tonghui Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU
  Asymmetric association measures for
  multi-way contingency tables

   6:40- 7:00 pm general discussion

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