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2015 Speakers / Coordinators

 

Keynote Speakers

John H. Conway

John H. Conway

  • British mathematician known for his work in geometry and topology, number theory, finite groups, logic, and combinatorial game theory.
  • Creator of the Surreal numbers, the Game of Life, and the "Free will theorem".
  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University.
  • Recipient of the first Pólya Prize (1987), Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics (1998), and the Leroy P. Steele Prize of the AMS (2000).
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics at Duke University
  • The first woman president of the International Mathematical Union, host of the International Congress of Mathematicians (2011-2014)
  • The first woman to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award for her fundamental discoveries on wavelets and wavelet expansions
  • Co-recipient of the Pioneer Prize from the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM/SIAM), with Heinz Engl

Gwen Fisher

Gwen Fisher

  • Founder and owner of beAd Infinitum http://www.beadinfinitum.com
  • Associate Editor of the "Journal of Mathematics and the Arts"
  • Former Associate Professor of Mathematics at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Mathematical artist and author, focusing in bead weaving and textiles, Sunnyvale, California, USA

Alan C. Kay

Alan C. Kay

  • 2003 Turing Award Recipient for work on Object-Oriented Programming
  • The 2004 Kyoto Prize winner for creation of the concept of modern personal computing and contribution to its realization, and the Charles Stark Draper Prize of the National Academy of Engineering winner for the vision, conception, and development of the first practical networked personal computers
  • Fellow, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Arts
  • Former Disney Fellow, Walt Disney Imagineering, Former Senior Fellow at Hewlett-Packard
  • President, Viewpoints Research Institute (http://vpri.org)
  • A former professional jazz guitarist, composer, theatrical designer, and an amateur classical pipe organist

 

Coordinators

Kelly Delp

Kelly Delp

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Ithaca College
  • Interests in geometric topology and communicating mathematics
  • Presenter at 2011 (co-authored with Bill Thurston) and 2014 Bridges conferences
  • Bridges Baltimore 2015 Proceedings Program 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

 

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
    Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science