Wolfram Technology Conference 2010

Speakers

Michael Aichinger

Michael Aichinger

uni software plus GmbH & RICAM

Michael Aichinger worked from 2007-2009 at MathConsult as a researcher in industrial mathematics and computational finance. From 2009–present he has been at RICAM as a researcher in the field of computational finance, and a consultant for MathConsult. From 2010–present Aichinger has been at uni software plus.

UnRisk: Taming the Machine Infernal
Third-Party Applications
Presentation

Peter Aronsson

Peter Aronsson

MathCore Engineering AB

Peter Aronsson is the product manager at MathCore Engineering AB and is responsible for the development of MathModelica. He has been using Mathematica for over 10 years for both software development and research. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from Linköping University, where he specialized in automatic parallelization of simulation code.

Interactive Real-Time Visualization of 3D Mechanical Systems in MathModelica
Third-Party Applications

David Bailey

David Bailey

David Bailey Consultancy

David Bailey received his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in natural sciences (chemistry) from Cambridge University England in 1974. He moved into software development, and after spending time working on radar tracking algorithms and related software, he joined Salford University to work on compiler development. Bailey's involvement with Mathematica started in the mid-1990s within Salford University. More recently, he has become an independent consultant, and has developed a number of Mathematica packages over the years, as well as work for clients.

Speeding Up Mathematica Code
Mathematica Programming and Applications
Presentation

Peter Bajcsy

Peter Bajcsy

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Peter Bajcsy earned his Ph.D. from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in 1997, and his M.S. degree from the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Pennsylvania, in 1994. He is currently with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, working on problems related to (1) theoretical modeling and experimental understanding of multi-instrument measurement systems, (2) automation of common image preprocessing and analysis tasks in geo-spatial, bio-medical domains and digital library domains, and (3) development of archival preservation frameworks and novel cyber-environments. One could view the contribution of Bajcsy's work in building bridges from raw data to information and to knowledge, where the raw data comes from ubiquitous multi-instrument measurement systems, as well as in understanding computational and algorithmic challenges for automated data-centric operations.

Automation & Computational Challenges in Image Analysis
Education
Presentation

Donald Barnhart

Donald Barnhart

Optica Software/ Barnhart Optical Research

Donald Barnhart has been developing software in Mathematica since 1991. Since its introduction in 1994, his Optica software package has been used by thousands of scientists across the world. Today, in addition to his ongoing Optica business, Barnhart works as the chief optical scientist for iCyt Mission Technology, a Sony USA subsidiary that produces flow cytometers for stem cell and cancer research.

Fuzzy Finance: An Interactive Financial Management System
Third-Party Applications
Presentation

Luc Barthelet

Luc Barthelet

Tirnua

Luc Barthelet is CEO of Tirnua, Inc. He was an Electronic Arts (EA) employee from 1988 to 2008. In his previous job as group studio head for EA, he was also instrumental in the development of persistent state worlds, a responsibility that included Majestic, Motor City Online, Earth and Beyond, Ultima Online, and The Sims Online. Before gaining that position, Barthelet was general manager of Maxis, where he led product development for titles such as The Sims, The Sims 2, SimCity 4, and SimCity 3000. Barthelet earned an engineering degree in mechanics and electricity from ESTP in Paris, where he studied while developing his first commercial software. His software startup was acquired by EA in 1988, and he has worked for EA in several positions since, first leading the development of Paint products, then the internal development of games as chief technology officer and then managing the Entertainment Studio in San Mateo. Barthelet is also an avid Mathematica user, having created the first user community wiki (with forums) at Mathematica-Users.org, which features sculptures designed in Mathematica and realized with 3D printers, glass molds, and a 5 Axis CNC Mill he built with Marc Thorpe.

Experiences in 3D Printing
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Aleksy Bartnik

Aleksy Bartnik

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A Novel Mathematica Approach for Causal Analysis of Molecular Simulations
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Jirí Benedikt

Jirí Benedikt

Katedra matematiky, Zapadoceska univerzita v Plzni, Czech Republic

Jirí Benedikt is a mathematician working in the theory of existence, uniqueness, and bifurcations of strongly nonlinear differential equations.

Application of Interval Arithmetic in Differential Equations Research
Mathematics
Presentation

Jan Brugård

Jan Brugård

MathCore

Jan Brugård is the CEO of MathCore Engineering AB in Linköping, Sweden. He has a master of science degree in applied physics and electrical engineering from Linköping University. He is an experienced modeler and has spent several years modeling complex engineering applications, primarily within the electrical and mechanical field, but also within life sciences and thermodynamics. Brugård is one of the driving forces behind the development of the MathModelica product, a modeling and simulation environment that integrates with Mathematica.

New Features in MathModelica 3
Third-Party Applications

Zdenek Buk

Zdenek Buk

Czech Technical University in Prague

Zdenek Buk was born in 1981 in the Czech Republic. He earned his master's degree in electronics and computer science and engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague in 2005. He works as an assistant professor and researcher in computational intelligence at Department of Computer Science and Engineering FEE-CTU Prague. He joined the computational intelligence research group in 2002. His research focuses on methods of computational and artificial intelligence, mainly on artificial neural networks and evolutionary techniques.

Accelerating Neural Networks Using NVIDIA CUDA Technology
Mathematica Programming and Applications
Presentation

Edward Bukhman

Edward Bukhman

Wolfram Research, Inc.

Financial Computation in Mathematica—Part 1
Wolfram Presentation
Video Presentation

Joel Campbell

Joel Campbell

NASA Langley Research Center

Joel Campbell holds a Ph.D. in mathematical physics and has over 20 years of experience working in engineering and science. He currently works for NASA doing a combination of mathematical modeling, aerodynamic modeling, Fourier transform spectroscopy, LIDAR, and Fabry-Pérot interferometry. His presentation is based on work developing a low-cost LIDAR simulator.

Experimenting in Mathematica with Spread Spectrum Sonar
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Seth Chandler

Seth Chandler

University of Houston Law Center

Seth Chandler is a Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and director of the new Program on Law and Computation. A summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University (1979) and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School (1983), he has been a pioneer in the application of Mathematica to the economic analysis of law, particularly in the area of insurance. Chandler is the author of more than 100 interactive and diverse Demonstrations.

Simulating Insurance Justice
Thursday, 9–9:30am
Fighting Illini
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences

Sarah Flannery

Sarah Flannery

Tirnua

Sarah Flannery (born 1982, County Cork, Ireland) was, at sixteen years old, the winner of the 1999 Esat Young Scientist Exhibition for development of the Cayley–Purser algorithm, based on work she had done with researchers at Baltimore Technologies during a brief internship there. The project, entitled "Cryptography—A New Algorithm versus the RSA", also won her the EU Young Scientist of the Year award for 1999. Her book In Code (2001), cowritten with her father, retells the story of the making and breaking of the algorithm and of the enjoyment that she got, as a child and throughout her life, from solving mathematical puzzles. Flannery studied computer science at Peterhouse, a college of the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2003. Beginning in 2006, she worked for Electronic Arts as a software engineer. She now works at Tirnua, which she helped found, as a Chief Scientist. The lights on St. Patrick's Street, one of the main thoroughfares of Flannery's home city of Cork, are named after her.

Game Development with Mathematica
Friday, 8:30–9am
Little Chief
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Susan Garavaglia

Susan Garavaglia

Medco Health Solutions, Inc

Susan Garavaglia joined Medco in August 2006 and leads the Outcomes Research team. Prior to joining Medco, Garavaglia was director of advanced analytics at Sanofi-Aventis. She also was director of marketing science and the health care analytics executive at Schering-Plough Corporation from 1992 to 1998. In addition, she also has held leadership positions at D&B, where she developed bankruptcy prediction and fraud detection models, and at Chase Manhattan Bank, where she developed expert systems and neural network applications. Garavaglia holds a Ph.D. in economics from City University of New York and an M.B.A. in finance and investments from Baruch College.

Visualizing U.S. Public Health Data with Mathematica
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation

Mark Gray

Mark Gray

Nimbis Services, Inc.

Mark Gray has 25 years of experience in systems and software engineering and holds an M.S. degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. Mark brings valuable startup experience to Nimbis as one of the original founders of Ingenient Technologies, a 2000 startup that is now an international leader in embedded multimedia solutions on Texas Instruments system-on-chip designs. From 2000 to 2008, Gray managed Ingenient's Baltimore office, developing and promoting the company's systems development, integration, and professional services capabilities. Prior to Ingenient, Gray worked as a professional consultant specializing in high-performance embedded multiprocessor computing systems for sonar and radar applications.

Building HPC Cloud Service Portals: Cloud Mathematica—a Case Study
Mathematica Programming and Applications
Presentation

Scott Gray

Scott Gray

O'Reilly Media

Scott Gray's background is in mathematics. In 1997, he left academia to start a company dedicated to learning by making. In 2005, he sold that company to O'Reilly Media and started the O'Reilly School of Technology. Now Gray's career has come full circle with the founding of Make: Mathematics.

Make: Mathematics with Mathematica
Education

Theo Gray

Theo Gray

Wolfram Research, Inc. and Touch Press

Theodore Gray is an award-winning software developer, author, and popularizer of science. Having started out in chemistry, he joined Stephen Wolfram in 1987 in the creation of Mathematica. Gray pioneered the concept of Mathematica notebooks—which serve as the main interface to Mathematica, and have made possible the creation of millions of interactive computable documents. Ever since the founding of Wolfram Research, Gray has guided its user interface strategy, and has been responsible for a sequence of major innovations.

Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha in ebook Publishing
Keynote

Eric Guan

Eric Guan

University of Chicago

Eric Guan is a freshman at the University of Chicago. He began using Mathematica at Torrey Pines High School under Abby Brown, and has spent the last summer at TsingHua University in Beijing, working with Dr. Benjamin Koo.

Synthesizing the World with Mathematica: Interactivity & Learning
Education

Stanislav Hledik

Stanislav Hledik

Institute of Physics, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic

Stanislav Hledik graduated from Charles University in Prague in physics, and obtained a Ph.D. in 2000. Hledik is now an assistant professor at the Institute of Physics at Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. Hledik's research interests include astrophysics, high-performance computing, signal analysis, and biomedical diagnostics.

Exploring Properties of Fourier Transform Interactivity
Mathematics
Presentation

Jan Hurt

Jan Hurt

Charles University in Prague

Jan Hurt is an associate professor and head of the Division of Financial and Insurance Mathematics at Charles University of Prague, working in asymptotic methods of statistics, computational tools for finance, and insurance. Hurt is the co-author of Stochastic Modeling in Economics and Finance (Kluwer 2002).

Risk Measures in Finance Revisited
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation