Pi Mu Epsilon Conference

April 13–14, 2018

Peter Engel Science Center

Saint John's University (please park in Parking Lot P2 or P4)

Schedule and abstracts (coming)

Invited Speaker: Dr. Tim Chartier (Davidson College)

  

   Dr. Chartier is an applied mathematician with a focus in computer science and
   frequently works in data analytics with a specialty in sports analytics.
   He has worked with the NBA, ESPN's Sport Science, NASCAR teams, and fantasy
   sports sites. He also directs and works with a team of about two dozen
   student researchers to provide analytics to Davidson College sports teams.

   In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Chartier coauthored Numerical
   Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation of Algorithms with
   Anne Greenbaum
and authored Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered
   Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing
, which was named a Choice Outstanding
   Academic Title. Both books were published by Princeton University Press. Dr. Chartier
   also authored When Life is Linear: From Computer Graphics to
   Bracketology
, published by the Mathematical Association of America, which
   won the Beckenbach Book Prize as a distinguished, innovative book.

   Dr. Chartier is a recipient of a national teaching award from the Mathematical
   Association of America. In addition to teaching at the college level, he
   has worked with Google and Pixar on their K-12 educational initiatives.

   He also received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for his research,
   and has served as an expert resource for a variety of media inquiries,
   including appearances with Bloomberg TV, NPR, the CBS Evening News, USA
   Today, and The New York Times.

   Dr. Chartier also serves as vice president of the Mathematical Association of America,
   and he served as the first chair of the Advisory Council for the National
   Museum of Mathematics.


Talk 1, on Friday, April 13th:  Spring in Yoda’s Step

Talk 2, on Saturday, April 14th:  Math MATHness

Upcoming Conference Speakers

Former Conference Speakers

  • 2017 Francis Su
  • 2016 Judy Walker
  • 2015 Ami Radunskaya
  • 2014 Hal Schenck
  • 2013 Annalisa Crannell (Videos: Friday's Lecture, Saturday's Lecture)
  • 2012 Kenneth Millett
  • 2011 William Dunham
  • 2010 Claudia Neuhauser
  • 2009 Joe Gallian
  • 2008 (Conference cancelled due to weather)
  • 2007 Carlos Castillo-Chavez
  • 2006 Edward Burger
  • 2005 Jennifer Quinn
  • 2004 Frank Farris
  • 2003 Colin Adams
  • 2002 David Bressoud
  • 2001 Underwood Dudley
  • 2000 Sam Patterson
  • 1999 Robert L. Devaney
  • 1998 Richard Guy
  • 1997 Ron Graham
  • 1996 Frank Morgan
  • 1995 Carl Pomerance
  • 1994 Philip Straffin
  • 1993 Thomas Banchoff
  • 1992 Judith Grabiner
  • 1991 Raymond Smullyan
  • 1990 Joan Hutchinson
  • 1989 Richard Askey
  • 1988 Sherman Stein
  • 1987 Reuben Hersh
  • 1986 Peter Hilton
  • 1985 I.N. Herstein
  • 1984 Ruth Struik
  • 1983 Joan Fisher Box, George Box
  • 1982 Alfred Willcox (in conjunction with the North Central Section Meeting)
  • 1981 Doris Schattschneider, Leonard Gillman, Don Koehler
  • 1980 Mary Ellen Rudin
  • 1979 Paul Halmos

Lectures will be geared toward a general audience