Interests: Data science; applied computational topology; nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation; mathematical modeling; mathematical biology; educational psychology and learning science; technology; diversity; art
Speaking/Presenting: Contact me here if you want to inquire about about having me give a nontechnical public talk or an academic talk on: data science; diversity; teaching and learning; applied topology; biological swarms; patterns in nature; or any other area I work in.
Hot off the presses (March, 2019):
- Diversity of artists in major U.S. museums
- A topological approach to selecting models of biological experiments
Diversity in art museums: My team’s work on diversity of artists in major U.S. museums has been covered in the national and international press and on social media. See my Press page for a more complete list, but coverage includes: Agencia SINC (Spain), Art Critique, Artnet, Arts Journal, Artsy, Berkshire Eagle, BeBeez (Italy), Cosmos Magazine (Australia), DCist, El Plural (Spain), Frieze (UK), The Guardian (UK), the Kojo Nnamdi Show, La Sexta (Spain), Minnesota Public Radio, MIT Technology Review, Nonprofit Quarterly, Newswise, Pacific Standard, Phys.org, Publico (Portugal), San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American (Arabic edition), Smithsonian Magazine.
Quantitative approaches to equity, diversity, and inclusion: If you are interested in the item above, you might also be interested in my work on gender representation in the field of mathematics, covered in The Atlantic and more, and in this undergraduate honors thesis on critical mass, affirmative action, and college admissions by my former student, Daniel Maes.
Algorithmic abstract art: My mathematical modeling students made some gorgeous works inspired by Takenaga, Walkowitz, Albers, Davis, and Rosenquist.
Visual syllabi: Sometimes people come here looking for my visual syllabi. You can see one example here, and I am happy to share my syllabi for other courses as well. Just contact me.
Support: I’m grateful to be supported by the National Science Foundation since 2006, currently by grant DMS-1813752, Variational and Topological Approaches to Complex Systems (2018 – 2021). The views expressed on my website are my own and do not in any way represent the NSF.