Discrete Math Days of the Northeast

Saturday, September 29, 2018

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI


Schedule and Abstracts

9:00Registration and coffeeOutside Lippitt 401
9:45Opening remarksLippitt 402
10:00Sandra KinganLippitt 402
11:00sarah-marie belcastroLippitt 402
12:00LunchLippitt 401
1:00Poster sessionLippitt 401
1:30Bruce SaganLippitt 402
2:30Lenore CowenLippitt 402
3:30Coffee breakLippitt 401
4:00Padraig Ó CatháinLippitt 402

Abstracts for the talks are available here.


To register, either click here or email billk@uri.edu.

To help cover the costs associated with the conference, there will be a small registration fee of $20 (or $10 for students).

We may have some funding available for travel support. Students and postdocs traveling more than 50 miles (each way) may apply for a $50 travel stipend. Any participant traveling more than 100 miles (each way) and staying overnight may apply for $100 towards lodging expenses. When you register, please indicate whether you would like to be considered for funding.

Poster Session

There will be a poster session; if you're interested in presenting a poster, please indicate your interest when you register!

Local Information


The conference will be held at the Kingston campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Here are some directions to URI by car and some information about access by plane and by train.


Here is a map of campus (including parking lots).

On Saturdays, you do not need a parking permit; you may park in any lot you like. The conference will be held in Lippitt Hall (cell B5 on the map), so we suggest parking in either lot 8 (cell C5) or lot 3 (cell C6). If those lots should happen to fill up, lot 6 (cell B6) is also close to Lippitt Hall and should have plenty of open spots.

Local hotels

Local Organizers

Michael Barrus, Nancy Eaton, Bill Kinnersley, and Lubos Thoma


Discrete Math Days in the Northeast is a series of one-day research meetings that seeks to bring together a community of combinatorists in the northeast. We seek to provide a relaxed atmosphere, a friendly environment conducive to fostering collaboration accross institutions and disciplines.

We hold two meetings per year, one in the Fall and one in the spring. The meetings take place at different universities in the northeast. Most participants drive to and from the conference on the same day. We hope that by holding meetings at different universities it will make it possible for researchers with higher teaching loads and those with limited institutional support to attend, and helped them to keep up with research in their field.

We also seek to provide a non-intimidating entry into the mathematics community for graduate students and very strong undergraduates in the region.

Discrete Math Days in the Northeast is organized by the Northeast Combinatorics Network and funded by the US National Science Foundation.

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