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2014 Speakers / Coordinators

 

Keynote Speakers

Minhyong Kim

Minhyong Kim

  • Minhyong Kim is Professor of Number Theory at the University of Oxford, a fellow of Merton College, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Seoul National University.
  • He co-created the Seoul-based 'talk concert' series Knowledge Awake On Stage (KAOS), with the goal of bringing the general public into contact with ideas at the interface of cutting-edge mathematics, science, technology, and the arts. He has also authored a book 'Prime Fantasy' aimed at a general readership.
  • He has wondered about the mysterious duality between Number and Space in all their manifestations for a good part of his life.


Cédric Villani

Cédric Villani

  • Awarded the 2010 Fields Medal for his proofs of nonlinear Landau damping and convergence to equilibrium for the Boltzmann equation.
  • Awarded Henri Poincaré Prize, Fermat Prize, European Mathematical Society Award, and French Academy of Sciences Jacques Herbrand Prize.
  • Awarded the 2014 Doob Prize of the American Mathematical Society for his work "Optimal Transport: Old and New".
  • Mathematics Professor at Lyon University and the Director of Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris
  • The author of several influential memoirs and books including "A Review of Mathematical Topics in Collisional Kinetic Theory", "Topics in Optimal Transportation", "Optimal Transport: Old and New", "Theoreme Vivant".

Thomas F. Banchoff Photo by John Forasté

Thomas F. Banchoff

  • Professor of Mathematics at Brown University
  • 1999-2000 President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Invited Address "Computer Animation and the Geometry of Surfaces in 3- and 4-Space" ICM Helsinki 1978
  • Author of Beyond the Third Dimension, Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces (with Stephen T. Lovett), and Flatland, with Notes and Commentary (with William Lindgren)

Hinke M. Osinga and Bernd Krauskopf

Hinke M. Osinga and Bernd Krauskopf

  • Professors of Applied Mathematics at The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Experts in applied dynamical systems, especially the computation of invariant manifolds
  • Recipients of EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowships
  • Received world-wide media attention for their crocheted Lorenz manifold, including live TV interview on UK main news program
  • Collaborated with sculptor Benjamin Storch
  • Presenters at Bridges London and Bridges Leeuwarden

Frank Morgan

Frank Morgan

  • Atwell Professor of Mathematics, Williams College
  • As Vice-President of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), speaker in Seoul at the first joint AMS-KMS meeting.
  • Also past Vice-President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
  • Award-winning teacher and mathematician, with proof with colleagues and students of the Double Bubble Conjecture featured at the NSF Discoveries.
  • Math Chat TV, column, book http://MathChat.org
  • Huffington Post blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-morgan/

 

Coordinators

Gary Greenfield

Gary Greenfield

  • Mathematics and Computer Science Department, University of Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Research and artwork in Algorithmic Art, Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Cryptography and Division Algebras.
  • The Founding Editor of the "Journal of Mathematics and the Arts"
  • Artistic Director for the Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH).
  • Bridges Seoul 2014 Proceedings Program Committee Chair

 

Carlo H. Séquin

Carlo H. Séquin

  • Professor of Computer Science and Geometric Sculptor
  • EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Fellow, IEEE and ACM; Member, Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences

 

George W. Hart

George W. Hart

  • Research Professor at Stony Brook University
  • A sculptor and a pioneer in using computer technology and solid freeform fabrication in the design and fabrication of sculpture
  • Co-founder of The Museum of Mathematics, New York, USA
  • Former professor at Columbia University and former computer scientist at MIT

 

Dmitri Tymoczko

Dmitri Tymoczko

  • Composer and Music Theorist
  • His article "The Geometry of Musical Chords" was the first music theory article ever published by Science
  • Recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship, Charles Ives Scholarship, Hugh F. MacColl Prize from Harvard University, and the Eisner & Delorenzo Prize from the UC, Berkeley
  • Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

 

Craig S. Kaplan

Craig S. Kaplan

  • Mathematical Art Software Developer in Maze Design, Star Patterns, Escherization, Patterns on surfaces, TSP Art, Metamorphoses and Deformations
  • Editor of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts
  • Computer Science Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

 

Robert Fathauer

Robert Fathauer

  • Curator of Annual Art Exhibitions at Bridges and the Joint Mathematics Meetings
  • Former Research Scientist and Technical Group Leader (PhD in EE, Cornell) of the Advanced Materials Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
  • Founder and owner of the Tessellations Company
  • Artist, Puzzle Designer, and Author concentrating on Tiling, Fractals, and Knots

 

Kristof Fenyvesi

Kristóf Fenyvesi

  • Coordinator of Community Events of the Bridges Organization
  • Curator of the Experience Bridges Traveling Exhibit - a growing collection of international math-art
  • Curator in Chief of Ars Geometrica International Conferences which hosted the Bridges World Conference in 2010
  • Leader of the Experience Workshop: the Experience-Centered Math-Art Movement
  • Researcher at Art and Culture Studies, Jyväskylä University, Finland

 

Nathan Selikoff

Nathan Selikoff

  • Award-winning artist who has exhibited in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world
  • Graphic and web designer and developer from Orlando, Florida
  • Bridges Webmaster and Co-editor of the Art Exhibition Catalog

 

Steve Abbott

Vi Hart

  • Mathemusician at SAP
  • YouTube artist
  • Bridges Informal Music Night coordinator

 

Steve Abbott

Steve Abbott

  • Professor of Mathematics, Middlebury College
  • Co-editor of Math Horizons
  • Author of Understanding Analysis, Springer UTM series
  • Currently researching the intersections of Mathematics and Theater

 

Sarah Glaz

Sarah Glaz

  • Professor of Mathematics and poet, University of Connecticut
  • Author of the book “Commutative Coherent Rings”, Springer,1989 (reprinted in 2007)
  • Coeditor of the volumes: “Non-Noetherian Commutative Ring Theory” (Springer - Kluwer, 2000), “Multiplicative Ideal Theory in Commutative Algebra” (Springer, 2006), and “Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics” (CRC Press - A K Peters, 2008)
  • Editorial board member of: International Electronic Journal of Algebra (IEJA), and Journal of Mathematics and the Arts (JMA)
  • University Teaching Fellow

 

Robert Bosch

Robert Bosch

  • Professor of Mathematics, Oberlin College, Ohio
  • Award-winning artist and author
  • Uses mathematical optimization techniques to create visual artwork (domino mosaics, TSP art, map-colored mosaics, and labyrinths)
  • Bridges Short Movie Festival Coordinator

 

Tiffany Inglis

Tiffany Inglis

  • Postdoctoral fellow in Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich
  • Award-winning student researcher
  • Research interests: non-photorealistic rendering, mathematical art, and fluid simulation
  • Hobbies: drawing comics, creating digital art, and playing the piano
  • Bridges Webmaster

 

Paul Hildebrandt

Paul Hildebrandt

  • President and Chief Visionary Officer, Zometool Inc., Longmont, Colorado USA.

 

Reza Sarhangi

Reza Sarhangi

  • Mathematics Professor, Towson University, Maryland, USA
  • President of the Bridges Organization
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