Pure and Applied Talks by
Women Math Warriors

The EDGE Session at the Joint Mathematics Meetings showcases women’s cutting-edge research.

The EDGE Session at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) will highlight the research of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career faculty from the EDGE community. The session is titled “The EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Program: Pure and Applied Talks by Women Math Warriors.”

The EDGE Session at JMM By The Numbers:

  • 9 successful annual sessions
  • 90+ speakers from all areas of mathematics
  • 500+ participants

The EDGE Session at JMM visibilizes the research contributions of women from all areas of mathematics. The session also provides networking opportunities for all participants through meeting women mathematicians from similar research areas or geographic regions. The session positively impacts the mathematical community by creating opportunities for recruitment and retention of women in mathematics.

Everyone is welcome at the JMM! Register by December 20, 2023 to be eligible for discounted registration fees. After December 20, registration will remain open but increased fees will apply

Click here for more details on how to register, pricing and anything else!

The deadline for abstract submissions has passed.
Four alumni, Sofia Martinez Alberga (E19), Quiyana Murphy (E19), Alexis Hardesty (E18) and Kelly Buch (E17), are hosting the AMS Special Session on The EDGE Program: Pure and Applied Talks by Women Math Warriors with amazing guests.

Travel support is sometimes available for participants of the EDGE Session at JMM. If you are interested in receiving funding for future EDGE JMM Sessions, please contact

The 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings will take place in San Francisco, January 3-6, 2024!

AMS Special Session on the EDGE Program: Pure and Applied Talks by Women Math Warriors


Wednesday January 3, 2024, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
1:00 pm
A Mathematical Representation of the Reactive Scope Model
by Kelly Buch, Nina H Fefferman and Justin Wright
1:30 pm
Algebraic Vision: A Gentle Introduction
by Erin Connelly, Timothy Duff and Jessie Loucks-Tavitas
2:00 pm
Legendrian Links in the Standard Contact 3-sphere
by Orsola Capovilla-Searle
2:30 pm
A Model for the Intrinsic Limit of Cancer Therapy: Duality of Treatment-Induced Cell Death and Treatment-Induced Stemness
by Erin Angelini
3:00 pm
Introduction to Autostackable Groups
by Kathryn Van Etten
Anti-van der Waerden Numbers of Graph Products with Trees
by Zhanar Berikkyzy, Joe Miller, Elizabeth Sprangel, Shanise Walker and Nathan Warnberg
Thursday January 4, 2024, 8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00 am
A Friendly Introduction to Topological Data Analysis (TDA) and Applications with the Help of Squirrels
by Rachel Roca
9:00 am
Using An Energy Balance Model to Predict When the Arctic Ocean Will Have Its First Ice-Free Summer
by Daniela Beckelhymer
9:30 am
Properties and Products for Classes of Finite Structures
by Vince Guingona, Miriam Parnes and Lynn Scow
10:00 am
Flexing and Branched Bending
by Cassandra D. Monroe
10:30 am
Tea Time with Virtual Torus Knots
by Kaitlin Tademy
11:30 am
EDGE Networking Session and EDGE Photo
by Kelly Buch, Alexis Hardesty, Sofia Rose Martinez Alberga and Quiyana Murphy
12:00 pm
Come and Go Lunch
1:00 pm
Exploring Computational Thinking in a Data-Driven Context
by Matthew Beckham, Neil Hatfield and Alyssa Hu
1:30 pm
Predicting Biophysical Properties of Proteins with Electrostatics and Machine Learning
by Elyssa Sliheet
2:00 pm
Hybrid Iterative Solver for Inverse Problems
by Ariana Brown, James Nagy and Malena Sabaté Landman
02:30 pm
Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) Model for Predicting Groundwater LEvel in the State of AL
by Victoria Denise Robinson
03:00 pm
Sandpile Group of Cone over Trees
by Dorian Smith
03:30 pm
How Many Dice Rolls Would It Take to Hit Your Favorite Kind of Number?
by Lucy Martinez and Doron Zeilberger