2020 USA Regional Oral Final Time (Updated on Nov. 6, 2020)

All time is US Eastern Time


8:00 AM -- 12:00 PM, Saturday, October 31, 2020.

#NameTimeSchoolPaper title
1Richard Chen8:00 AM -- 8:20 AMLexington High School (Richard Chen), Belmont High School (Jason Tang), Phillips Academy Andover (Nathan Xiong)Few Distance Sets in lp Spaces and lp Product Spaces
Jason Tang
Nathan Xiong
2Karthik Seetharaman8:20 AM -- 8:40 AMMassachusetts Academy of Math & Science at WPI (Participant 1), Commonwealth School (Participant 2), Newton South High School (Participant 3)Schur-Positive Upho Posets and Planar Upho Posets
Ilaria Seidel
Joshua Guo
3Sean Li8:40 AM -- 9:00 AMMonte Vista High SchoolThe Penney's Game with Group Action


4Kenta Suzuki9:05 AM -- 9:25 AMCranbrook Kingswood Upper SchoolMeromorphic functions with the same preimages at several finite sets
5Yuxin Xie9:25 AM – 9:45 AMPhillips Academy AndoverFrom period to quasi-period to chaos: A continuous spectrum of orbits of charged particles trapped in a dipole magnetic field
6Justin Wu9:45 AM – 10:05 AMProof SchoolBorel Cohomology of S^n Mapping Spaces


7Quanlin Chen10:10 AM – 10:30 AMPrinceton International School of Math and ScienceThe Center of the $q$-Weyl Algebra Over Rings with Torsion
8Jiaying (Lucy) Cai10:30 AM – 10:50 AMPhillips Exeter AcademyA Study of the Carathéodory Conjecture through Non-Rotationally Symmetric Surfaces
9Jeremy Zhou10:50 AM – 11:10 AMPhillips AcademyConstructing Rooted Trees From Their Order Quasisymmetric Functions


10William Shi11:15 AM – 11:35 AMNorthview High SchoolRefinements of Product Formulas for Volumes of Flow Polytopes
11Jessica Zhang11:35 AM – 11:55 AMProof SchoolClassification of tight contact structures on a solid torus


1:00 PM -- 3:30 PM, Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Each student will have 30 minutes (presentation + Q&A).

#NameTimeSchoolPaper title
1Yuehan Wang1:00 PM – 1:30 PMOaks Christian SchoolTotal Removal of Formaldehyde indoor by Al-based Metal-Organic Framework Decorated with Pt Nanoclusters via Tandem Adsorption and Catalysis
2Ishan Khare2:00 PM – 2:30 PMOttawa Hills High SchoolDiscovery of Novel Compound NaAsS2 for Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric Applications by Computational Analysis of Nine Sodium Pnictogen Chalcogenides
3Lilin Han3:00 PM – 3:30 PMBishop O'dowd High SchoolBioinformatic analysis of coronavirus spike glycoproteins and its molecular dynamic simulation with ACE-2 receptor


9:30 AM -- 10:55 AM, Friday, November 6, 2020.

10 minutes presentation + 3 minutes Q&A.

#NameTimeSchoolPaper title
1Yunseo Choi9:30 AM – 9:45 AMPhillips Exeter AcademyRacial Impact on Infections and Deaths due to COVID-19 in New York City
2Kenneth Choi9:45 AM – 10:00 AMRidgefield High SchoolConstructing General Hamiltonian Ground States on a Quantum Computer Using the Projected Cooling Sensor Algorithm
3Guanni Qu10:00 AM – 10:15 AMThe Shipley SchoolHow did water filled traffic barrier shake Humen Bridge?
Xiaoyu Zhang
Shibiao Wei


4Jerry Zongren Zhang10:25 AM – 10:40 AMMary Institute and Country Day SchoolTunable Broadband All-dielectric Perfect Absorber Based on Phase Change Material
5Angela Zhou10:40 AM – 10:55 AMMagee Secondary SchoolAn Investigation of a Dark Sector Interaction Model to Solve the Hubble Tension


10:00 AM -- 12:30 PM, Friday, November 6, 2020.

10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes Q&A.

#NameTimeSchoolPaper title
1Anqi Wu10:00 AM – 10:15 AMThe Albany Academies for GirlsID4 Is Responsible for HMGA1 to Promote HCC Cell Lineage Plasticity and Tumorigenicity
2Hubert Chen10:15 AM – 10:30 AMWest Windsor-Plainsboro High School SouthSystematic Analysis of Genetic Variation of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Implication for Cancer
3Ruiyao Zhu10:30 AM – 10:45 AMThe Hill SchoolFinding the Magic Bullet for Glioblastoma through Transcriptomic Analysis
4Neil Chowdhury10:45 AM – 11:00 AMPhillips Exeter AcademyModeling the Effect of Histone Methylation on Chromosomal Organization in Colon Cancer Cells
5Suoyi Feng11:00 AM – 11:15 AMThe John Carroll SchoolTargeting C-C Chemokine Receptor 1 (CCR1) Mediated TNF-α/NF-kB Pathway: A Novel Approach to Allergic Rhinitis (AR) Therapy


6Zipeng Lin11:30 AM – 11:45 AMBasis Independent McLeanA new model incorporating neural network and differential equation on forecasting COVID-19's infected population
7Yingshan Wang11:45 AM – 12:00 AMEpiscopal High SchoolSingle-cell RNA Sequencing Analysis of Human Neural Grafts Revealed Unexpected Cell Type Underlying the Genetic Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
8Shuwen Zhang12:00 AM – 12:15 AMThe Webb SchoolsMining Common Structural Features of Aggregating Proteins in Neurodegenerative Diseases
9Qingyuan Liu12:15 AM – 12:30 AMTrafalgar Castle SchoolUntargeted Metabolomics Analysis of Serum Metabolites in Zucker Diabetic Fatty Rats
Sze Ying Quach

Computer Science:

7:30 PM -- 10:10 PM, Friday, November 6, 2020.

12 minutes presentation + 3 minutes Q&A

#NameTimeSchoolPaper title
1Kevin Zhao7:30 PM – 7:45 PMWayland High SchoolText Is an Image: Augmentation via Embedding Mixing
2Linda Chen7:45 PM – 8:00 PMLexington High SchoolReducing Round Complexity of Byzantine Broadcast
3Jiatong Xie8:00 PM – 8:15 PMThe Webb SchoolsA Novel Method of Music Generation Based on Three Different Recurrent Neural Networks
4Vishaal Ram8:15 PM – 8:30 PMMilton High SchoolA modified age-structured SIR model for COVID-19 type viruses
5Jeffrey Pan8:30 PM – 8:45 PMPhillips Academy AndoverOn Intrinsic Dataset Properties for Adversarial Machine Learning


6Jason Yang8:55 PM – 9:10 PMBelmont High SchoolOn Updating and Querying Submatrices
7Yici (Isabel) Cai9:10 PM – 9:25 PMGroton SchoolUMap-OT: A Novel Generative Model Eliminating Mode Collapsing
8Hyunwoo Lee9:25 PM – 9:40 PMSkyline High School (Daniel Hong),  Interlake High School (Hyunwoo Lee), Interlake High School (Alex Wei)Optimal Solutions and Ranks in the Max-Cut SDP
Alex Wei
Daniel Hong
9Haozhe Chen9:40 PM – 9:55 PMStevenson SchoolA Novel Automatic Feedback System for Chinese Learners via Inception-BiLSTM-CRF, BERT, and POS Analysis
10Hongyi Gao9:55 PM – 10:10 PMPhillips Exeter AcademyHeatmap.Live: Crowd Mobility Tracking and Forecasting using IoT Sensors and Transformers


1:00 PM -- 4:30 PM, Saturday, November 7, 2020.

15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes Q&A

#NameTimeSchoolPaper title
1Tiankai Wu1:00 PM – 1:20 PMMilton AcademyOptimization of Tourist Evacuation based on Advanced Ant Colony-Revised Dijkstra Algorithm
2Matthew Weng1:20 PM – 1:40 PMLoomis Chaffee SchoolRisk and Loss Preference Change Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
3Yunseo Choi1:40 PM – 2:00 PMPhillips Exeter AcademyOn Two-sided Matching in Infinite Markets
4Cheng Guo2:00 PM – 2:20 PMUrban International High SchoolResearch and Analysis on the influence of delayed retirement on the income and expenditure of pension in China
5Gongchen Liu2:20 PM – 2:40 PMSt. Anne’s-Belfield SchoolThe Impact of Serious Disasters on Consumption Habits of Senior Population in China


6Alex Yi Liang2:50 PM – 3: 10 PMPhillips Exeter AcademyA Test for Asymmetry of a Sample Distribution Based on Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test with Applications to Daily Asset Returns in Financial Markets
7Betty Yuxuan Zhang3:10 PM – 3:30 PMNorthfield Mount Hermon SchoolHigh School Sports Participation and Mental Health Benefits: Do Girls Benefit More?
8Junxue Huang3:30 PM – 3:50 PMThe Haverford SchoolThe Social Integration Ability and the Floating Population’s Returns to Education in China
9Xiyue Tan3:50 PM – 4:10 PMWyoming SeminaryEconomic Benefits and Costs of Convenience in Gig Economy - The Effects of Online Food Delivery on Car Accidents and Unemployment
Runyu Liu
Kaiqi Shen
10Charles Wang4:10 PM – 4:30 PMTexas Academy of Mathematics and ScienceMarket Inefficiency and Intelligent Arbitrage in Cryptocurrencies

(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USA regional oral final will be held virtually through Zoom.)