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2016 Speakers/Performers/Coordinators

 

Keynote Speakers

Corey Cerovsek

Corey Cerovsek

  • A violinist, pianist, and mathematician who received the Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music at age 12.
  • The recipient of the Virginia-Parker Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts (1992). Nominated (with Andrew Russo) for a Grammy in the category of Best Chamber Music Performance (2006).
  • The recipient of the MIDEM Classical Music Award for the Best Chamber Music for his recording with Paavali Jumppanen of the complete violin sonatas by Beethoven.
  • Was awarded a bachelor's degree in music and mathematics in 1987 (age 15), a master's degree in music in 1988, a master's degree in mathematics in 1990, and completed his doctoral coursework in music and mathematics in 1991 (age 18).

Judy Holdener

Judy Holdener

  • Professor of Mathematics, Kenyon College, Ohio
  • Art interests: drawing, painting (acrylic and oil) and digital art
  • Research interests: number theory, dynamical systems and mathematical art

Raine Koskimaa

Raine Koskimaa

  • Professor of Contemporary Culture Studies, University of Jyvaskyla
  • Director of the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture
  • Editor-in-chief of Pelitutkimuksen vuosikirja (the Finnish Game Studies Yearbook)
  • Co-editor and Co-founder of the Cybertext Yearbook
  • Bridges Finland 2016 Local Organizing Committee member

Kaisa Miettinen

Kaisa Miettinen

  • Vice-rector and Professor of Industrial Optimization at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Head of the Research Group on Industrial Optimization
  • Immediate-Past-President of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Former professor at Helsinki School of Economics, Finland and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and awarded the Väisälä Award of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters in the field of mathematics in 2009

Kirsi Peltonen
Photos by Adolfo Vera

Kirsi Peltonen

  • Docent in Mathematics at Helsinki University, Finland
  • Senior University Lecturer at Aalto University, Finland
  • Responsible teacher at Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors: Mathematics meets Art and Architecture (https://math.aalto.fi/en/research/analysis/dg/cfhm/)
  • Research interests: Geometric analysis, differential geometry

Henry Segerman

Henry Segerman

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Oklahoma State University
  • Author of Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)
  • Research interests: Triangulations of 3-manifolds, hyperbolic geometry, mathematical visualization

Harri Varpanen

Harri Varpanen

  • Mathematical Juggler and University Lecturer of Mathematics at Aalto University, Finland.
  • Research interests: Countable stochastic processes arising from juggling patterns.
  • Mathematics of juggling-based talks, courses and performances (e.g. Bridges Seoul 2014).

Marjorie Wikler Senechal

Marjorie Wikler Senechal

  • The Louise Wolff Kahn Professor Emerita in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology at Smith College.
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Mathematical Intelligencer, a journal published by Springer Verlag.
  • The fellow of AMS and the recipient of the MAA’s Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for excellence in expository writing in Mathematics Magazine.
  • The recipient of the Millia Davenport Publication Award of the Costume Society of America for her book American Silk 1830 – 1930.
  • The author of many books including Crystalline Symmetries: An informal mathematical introduction (Alan Hilger, 1990), Quasicrystals and Geometry (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Long Life to Your Children! A portrait of High Albania (with S. Sherer, University of Massachusetts Press, 1997), Northampton's Century of Silk (City of Northampton, Massachusetts, 2004), American Silk 1830 – 1930: Entrepreneurs and Artifacts (with Jacqueline Field and Madelyn Shaw, Texas Tech University Press, 2007), I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Shaping Space (Springer, 2013).

 

Performers

Paavali Jumppanen

Paavali Jumppanen

  • Finnish pianist who presented solo recitals at New York's Carnegie Hall and Washington's Kennedy Center, and has toured Australia with the Melbourne Symphony to critical acclaim. He has made his New York concerto debut in 2002 with the New York Chamber Symphony.
  • Has appeared at numerous festivals including the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, the La Roque d'Anthéron Festival in France, the Chanel Nexus festival in Japan, and the Messiaen Festival in France.
  • The recipient of the first prize in Finland's national Maj Lind Competition in Helsinki at age nineteen. He has served as Artistic Director of Finland's Lemi-Lappeenranta Music Festival since 2004.
  • The resident musician at the Music Department of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2011-2012) who performed the complete cycle of Mozart Piano Sonatas at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
  • His recording with violinist Corey Cerovsek of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano & Violin received the MIDEM Prize of Cannes for the best chamber music disc of 2008.

 

Coordinators

Eve Torrence

Eve Torrence

  • Professor of Mathematics, Randolph-Macon College
  • Author of Cut and Assemble Icosahedra: Twelve Models in White and Color (Dover 2011), and co-author of The Student's Introduction to Mathematica (Cambridge 2009)
  • President, Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, 2011-2014
  • Mathematics Awareness Month Co-Chair, 2014
  • Bridges Finland 2016 Proceeding Program Committee Co-Chair

 

Bruce Torrence

Bruce Torrence

  • Garnett Professor of Mathematics, Randolph-Macon College
  • Co-author of The Student's Introduction to Mathematica (Cambridge 2009)
  • Co-editor of Math Horizons, 2009-2013
  • Mathematics Awareness Month Co-chair 2014
  • Bridges Finland 2016 Proceeding Program Committee Co-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

Tom Petsinis

Tom Petsinis

  • Mathematics lecturer, Victoria University, Melbourne
  • Novelist, playwright, poet
  • Research interest History of Mathematics
  • Occasional lecturer in Creative Writing

 

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
  • ACM award-winning student researcher
  • Research interests: non-photorealistic rendering, mathematical art, and fluid simulation
  • Bridges webmaster

 

Sujan Shrestha

Sujan Shrestha

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies, University of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Teaches Animation and Game Development in the Simulation and Digital Entertainment area

 

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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