Fourth Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS4)

June 16-19, 1998

at the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS-41, Houston, Texas 77005-1892

CAARMS4 will highlight current work by African-American researchers and graduate students in mathematics, facilitate working relations between them, and identify common research interests and goals. Participants will attend talks, graduate student poster presentations, and tutorials in mathematics and computer science. These talks and presentations will bring a broader perspective to the critical issues involving minority participation in mathematics. The conference also will enable attendees to network and communicate, enhancing the growth of individual researchers as well as the general growth of mathematics among African-Americans.

Conference Sponsors

Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies, The Department of Energy, and The National Security Agency

Keynote Banquet Speaker

Luther Williams, National Science Foundation, "Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Scholarship: A Sacred Vocation, the Last Frontier"

Complex Analysis

Johnny E. Brown, Purdue University

Dynamical Systems

James Curry, University of Colorado at Boulder

Algebraic Geometry

Amassa Fauntleroy, University of North Carolina


Stacy Hill, Johns Hopkins

Computer Science

Yves Darly Jean, Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies
Roderick Moten, Colgate University
Mark Anthony Smith, AT&T Labs Research

Control Theory

Christine McMillan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Functional Analysis

Robert Megginson, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


Richard Tapia, Rice University
Pamela Williams, Rice University

Topological Semigroups

Elaine Terry, St. Joseph's University

Organizers: William A. Massey (908) 582-3225 and Pamela J. Williams (713) 527-8101, x2859. Registration forms and more information are available at