Las Cruces, New Mexico

Saturday, April 2, 2016

**History.**

- The 1st Joint Workshop on Mathematics and Computer Science was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 14, 2007.
- The 2nd Joint Workshop on Mathematics and Computer Science was held in El Paso, Texas, on November 17, 2007.
- The 3rd Joint Workshop on Mathematics and Computer Science was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 26, 2008.
- The 4th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in El Paso, Texas, on November 8, 2008.
- The 5th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 4, 2009.
- The 6th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in El Paso, Texas, on November 7, 2009.
- The 7th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 3, 2010.
- The 8th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in El Paso, Texas, on November 13, 2010.
- The 9th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 2, 2011.
- The 10th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in El Paso, Texas, on November 5, 2011.
- The 11th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on March 31, 2012.
- The 12th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in El Paso, Texas, on October 27, 2012.
- The 13th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 6, 2013.
- The 14th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in El Paso, Texas, on November 2, 2013.
- The 15th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in El Paso, Texas, on November 1, 2014.
- The 16th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 11, 2015.
- The 17th Joint Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences was held in El Paso, Texas, on November 7, 2015.

- to bring in researchers in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences who are collaborating and/or who are interested in collaboration;
- to bring in researchers from outside our research areas who are interested in collaborating with Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences researchers.

**Location:** NMSU Campus, Science Hall 107.
Click here for map

**Parking:**
For those visitors who want to enjoy the NMSU campus in the evenings (after 4:30 p.m.) and on weekends (Saturday & Sunday),
no parking permit is required. You may park in any regular faculty/staff, commuter student or visitor parking space.
Parking metered spaces are also free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends.

**Local Organizers:** Tonghui Wang and Karen Villaverde

**Deadlines:**

- If you are interested in participating, please let us know as soon as possible, ideally by
**Tuesday March 1, 2016**, by email to Karen Villaverde (kvillave@nmsu.edu) - We would like to have 1-page abstracts (to place on the web) by
**Monday March 21, 2016**. PDF format is preferred. (If you need more time to come up with an appropriate abstract, please let us know.) - Students should check the text of their abstract with their supervisor(s) before submission, and indicate the supervisor's name in their submitted abstract.

8:55-9:00 am ***** Official opening *****

9:00-9:20 am

John Selden and Annie Selden, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU

A Proving Supplement for an Undergraduate Real Analysis Course

9:20-9:25 am Questions and discussion

9:25-9:40 am

Ted Stanford, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU

Properties of Order and Operations in Elementary Mathematics

9:40-9:45 am Questions and discussion

9:45-10:00 am

Karen Villaverde, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU

On Building a Mathematical Mindset on Pre-Calculus Students

10:00-10:05 am Questions and discussion

10:05-10:20 am

Mahdokht Afravi and Vladik Kreinovich , Department of Computer Science, UTEP

How to Make a Solution to a Territorial Dispute More Realistic: Taking into Account Uncertainty, Emotions, and Step-by-Step Approach

10:20-10:25 am Questions and discussion

10:25-10:40 am ***** Coffee Break *****

10:40-10:55 am

Pedro Barragan Olague, Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems, UTEP

Mehran Mazari,Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems, UTEP

Vladik Kreinovich,Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems, UTEP

Afshin Gholamy,Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems, UTEP

How to Estimate Resilient Modulus for Unbound Aggregate Materials: A Theoretical Explanation of an Empirical Formula

10:55-11:00 am Questions and discussion

11:00-11:15 am

Fernando Cervantes, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UTEP

Brian Usevitch,Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UTEP

Leobardo Valera, Computational Science Program, UTEP

Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP

Why Sparse? Fuzzy Techniques Explain Empirical Efficiency of Sparsity-Based Data- and Image-Processing Algorithms

11:15-11:20 pm Questions and discussion

11:20-11:35 pm

Francisco Zapata, Department of Computer Science, UTEP

Olga Kosheleva, Department of Teacher Education, UTEP

Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, UTEP

How to Explain Log-Linear Relation Between Amount of Computations and Effectiveness of the Result:
a Relation that Motivates the Need for Big Data

11:35-11:40 pm Questions and discussion

11:40-11:55 pm

Nantiworn Thianpaen, Jianxu Liu, Songsak Sriboonchitta, Management Sciences, Suratthani Rajabhat University, Thailand

Time Series Forecast using AR-Belief Approach

11:55-12:00 pm Questions and discussion

12:00-1:30 pm ***** Lunch *****

1:30-1:45 pm

Behzad Djafari Rouhani , Department of Mathematical Sciences, UTEP

A fixed point theorem with applications to the existence of solutions to systems of equations

1:45-1:50 pm Questions and discussion

1:50-2:05 pm

Monther Rashed Alfuraidan, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Some New Fixed Point Results: a Graph Approach

2:05-2:10 pm Questions and discussion

2:10-2:25 pm

Cristian Ayub, Miguel Zamudio, Gabriel Felix, Elsa Gonzalez, Raul Mena, Leobardo Varela, Martice Ceberio , Department of Computer Science, UTEP

Generating Pairwise Covering Test Suites for Software with Binary Parameters

2:25-2:30 pm Questions and discussion

2:30-2:45 pm

Angel Garcia and Martine Ceberio, Department of Computer Science, UTEP

Global Optimization via Speculation

2:45-2:50 pm Questions and discussion

2:50-3:05 pm ***** Coffee Break *****

3:05-3:20 pm

Leobardo Valera and Martine Ceberio, Department of Computer Science, UTEP

Reduced Interval Newton Method

3:20-3:25 pm Questions and discussion

3:25-3:40 pm

Weizhong Tian and Tonghui Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU

Quadratic forms of refined skew normal models based on stochastic representation

3:40-3:45 pm Questions and discussion

3:45-4:00 pm

Wei Wang, College of Sciences, Xian Shiyou University, China, and Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU

A dynamic password authentication scheme

4:00-4:05 pm Questions and discussion

4:05-4:20 pm

Xiaonan Zhu and Tonghui Wang , Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU

Constructions of multivariate copulas

4:20-4:25 pm Questions and discussion

4:25-4:40 pm

Ziwei Ma, Xiaonan Zhu, Tonghui Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU

CONFIDENCE INTERVALS FOR THE NORMAL MEAN WITH KNOWN COEFFICIENT OF VARIATION BASED ON INFERENTIAL MODELS

4:40-4:45 pm Questions and discussion

4:45-5:00 pm

Ziyuan Wang, Cong Wang, Tonghui Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NMSU

Confidence Intervals for the Skew Normal Mean with Known Coefficient of Variation

5:00-5:05 pm Questions and discussion

5:05-5:15 pm ********* General Discusion ******