May 21 - June 1, 2018 in Ames, IA

Hosted by Iowa State University (poster)

Immediately before the workshop, participants had an opportunity to attend an optional mini-bootcamp at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota addressing careers in industry.

Information about the problems discussed at the workshop are available in the Problem Garden; information about results that came out of this workshop are available in the Research Papers.

Faculty participants

  • Margaret Bayer, University of Kansas

  • Steve Butler, Iowa State University

  • Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver

  • Edinah Gnang, Johns Hopkins University

  • Pamela Harris, Williams College

  • Stephen Hartke, University of Colorado Denver

  • Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University

  • Bernard LidickĂ˝, Iowa State University

  • Jeremy Martin, University of Kansas

  • Ryan Martin, Iowa State University

  • Florian Pfender, University of Colorado Denver

  • Sung-Yell Song, Iowa State University

  • Jason Williford, University of Wyoming

  • Michael Young, Iowa State University

Postdoc participants

  • Carlos Alfaro, Banco de Mexico

  • Boris Brimkov, Rice University

  • Jesse Geneson, Penn State University

  • John Sinkovic, University of Waterloo

  • Jan Volec, McGill University

Graduate student participants

  • Ayomikun Adeniran, Texas A&M

  • Adam Blumenthal, Iowa State University

  • Bryan Anthony Curtis, University of Wyoming

  • Colin Defant, Princeton University

  • Joseph Doolittle, University of Kansas

  • Galen Dorpalen-Barry, University of Minnesota

  • Ken Duna, University of Kansas

  • Jonathan Earl, University of Wyoming

  • Michael Engen, University of Florida

  • Yibo Gao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Bennet Goeckner, University of Kansas

  • Joshua Harrelson, Auburn University

  • Cyrus Hettle, Georgia Tech

  • Amber Holmes, Auburn University

  • Marija Jelic, University of Belgrade

  • Helen Jenne, University of Oregon

  • Alathea Jensen, George Mason University

  • Jiaao Li, West Virginia University

  • Qingzhong Liang, Georgia Tech

  • Xujun Liu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • David Livingston, University of Wyoming

  • Kate Lorenzen, Iowa State University

  • Kevin Marshall, University of Kansas

  • Alex McDonough, Brown University

  • Jordan Miller, Washington State University

  • Hayan Nam, University of California-Irvine

  • George Nasr, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Dana Neidinger, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Justin Nir, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Pouria Salehi Nowbandegani, Vanderbilt University

  • Fadekemi Janet Osaye, University of Johannesburg

  • Yanitsa Pehova, University of Warwick

  • Michael Phillips, University of Colorado Denver

  • Adam Purcilly, University of Denver

  • Carolyn Reinhart, Iowa State University

  • Logan Smith, Rice University

  • Adam Volk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Julianne Vega, University of Kentucky

  • Shanise Walker, Iowa State University

  • Isaac Wass, Iowa State University

  • Hays Whitlatch, University of South Carolina

  • Mark Yarrow, University of Sheffield

This conference supports the Non-Discrimination Statement of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. If you have a concern, please contact Leslie Hogben, email:, or the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, Hotline: 515-294-1222, email:

Generous support provided by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, the National Security Agency, the Combinatorics Foundation, and the organizing institutions.