BAD Math Day

Bay Area Discrete Math Day, Fall 2017

Saint Mary’s College of California

Galileo Hall, Room 201

Saturday, October 7th, 2017


Thanks to Andrew Beyer for this BAD Math logo!

The 35th Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BAD Math Day) will take place on the campus of Saint Mary’s College of California on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, between 10:00am and 5:00pm. All events will be held in Room 201 of Galileo Hall. Registration is now closed.


Click on talk titles for abstracts; click on speaker names for speaker homepages.

9:00–10:00amRegistration and light breakfast
10:00–10:30amAnastasia Chavez (MSRI and UC Davis)Dyck paths and positroids from unit interval orders
10:40–11:10amNada Attar (Saint Mary's College of California)Working Memory Load Predicts Visual Search Efficiency: Evidence from a Novel Pupillary Response Paradigm
11:30am–12:30pmImre Bárány (Rényi Institute Budapest and University College London)Block partitions of sequences
2:00–2:30pmJennifer Chubb (University of San Francisco)Distance functions on computable graphs
2:45–3:15pmFederico Castillo (MSRI and University of Kansas)Deformation cones for polytopes
4:00–5:00pmFrancisco Santos (University of Cantabria)The classification of 4-dimensional empty simplices
5:30Dinner (location TBD)


Lunch, coffee, and snacks will be provided for free in the conference room. Dinner will be held nearby and will be heavily subsidized or free.


Registration is now closed.


Click here for a printable version of the poster.

Directions and parking

Click here for directions to Saint Mary’s College. It is free to park in any lot marked as a visitor lot on the main campus map. Please talk with your local BAD Math Organizer about carpooling, or e-mail Ellen Veomett ( if you’re interested in carpooling and you don’t have a natural group to join.

Taking public transit to BAD Math Day

It is possible but nontrivial to take public transit to Saint Mary’s College on BAD Math Day. Details can be found here.


The 35th BAD Math Day is generously sponsored by the Saint Mary’s College of California’s School of Science and by Elsevier.


About BAD Math Days

BAD Math Days are one-day meetings aimed at facilitating communication between researchers and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the San Francisco Bay Area. These days happen twice a year and strive to create an informal atmosphere to talk about discrete mathematics. The term “discrete mathematics” is chosen to include at least the following topics: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Discrete Geometry, Graph Theory, Coding and Design Theory, Combinatorial Aspects of Computational Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorial Optimization, Probabilistic Combinatorics, and Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics.

The BAD Math Organizing Committee