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Speakers

Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson

University of Houston Law Center

Katherine Jackson is a third-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center. She holds a bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering.

Linguistically Based Patent Networks
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation

Veronika Kainzová

Veronika Kainzová

Moravian College Olomouc, Czech Republic

Veronika Kainzová was born in 1980 and has been the manager of the Department of Exact Sciences at Moravian College Olomouc since 2009.

Implementation of Mathematica into the College Curriculum for Economy & Management Students
Education
Presentation

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Finance Consultant

Michael Kelly is a financial engineer and consultant who was originally a professor of mathematics in Australia. He then transferred to research in mathematical finance and became a senior lecturer of mathematical finance at the University of Western Sydney and a professor of mathematical and computational finance at the Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology. He worked for trading firms in the Chicago Board of Trade as a finance quant and programmer, where he used Mathematica as a primary tool of research and computation.

Krugman's Cost Benefit Analysis for Austerity Cuts in Government Spending
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation

Yves Klett

Yves Klett

Institute of Aircraft Design, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Yves Klett folded paper airplanes as a boy and now professionally researches innovative folded structures for aerospace and lightweight applications. He started out with LOGO on a Z80 machine but has fortunately been able to upgrade ever since, most notably with Mathematica.

Aerospace Origami & Fractal Folding
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Philibert Kongtcheu

Philibert Kongtcheu

PFK Technologies

Philibert Kongtcheu has over 15 years of experience in the derivatives industry, starting with complex derivatives operations and the multi-products pricing division at Société Générale in 1995. Subsequently, he led the new products development effort in the FX derivatives unit at Credit Agricole Indosuez, initially under the guidance of noted derivatives guru Nassim Taleb. In 1999, he was the chief architect of the first online derivatives trading platform at e-ForeignExchange.com. Kongtcheu won the Annual HEC School of Management's "Mercures HEC des Entrepreneurs" contest for 1999 for his project. Since 2001, he has been leading the R&D efforts on BICs at PFK Technologies.

Introduction to Basis Instrument Contracts (BICs) & Sample Application: Baseball World Series & Passport Options
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation

Mark Kotanchek

Mark Kotanchek

Evolved Analytics LLC

Mark Kotanchek's diverse academic background (Engineering Science B.S., Acoustics M.Eng., Aerospace Engineering Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member) is consistent with the diversity of his professional experience (aluminum ladder design, defense system design, signal processing research, engineering manager, technology trend analysis, IT project management, chemical plant troubleshooting, high-throughput biology, R&D group leader, energy trading system development, etc.). He is recognized as a global leader in genetic programming theory and application. Kotanchek founded Evolved Analytics (www.evolved-analytics.com) in 2005 with a goal of developing tools and systems to address the data deluge of the modern world and the need to convert that data into actionable insight and understanding.

Pushing the Envelope: Advanced Strategies in Data Modeling
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation
Video Presentation

Lukas Ladislav

Lukas Ladislav

University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Economics

Lukas Ladislav was born in 1942. He graduated in 1964 from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University in Pilsen, then earned his Ph.D. in 1974 from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University in Brno. In 1982, Ladislav graduated from the Mathematical Physical Faculty, Charles University in Prague. At present he is in the Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, CZ.

Educational Experience—First Steps in Mathematica with Option Pricing Background
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation

Christophe Ladroue

Christophe Ladroue

Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, U.K.

Christophe Ladroue is a research fellow at the University of Warwick, U.K. His Ph.D. thesis was dedicated to the development of machine learning techniques for the automatic classification and data-mining of magnetic resonance spectra of brain tumors. Formally trained in mathematics and computer science, his current research interests range from data analysis of computational biology data (electro-physiology, microarray, and causality between time series) to the parameter estimation of stochastic differential equations.

Parallel Computation of Stochastic Expansions
Mathematics
Presentation

Joshua Lake

Joshua Lake

Pomfret School

Josh Lake has been teaching physics and astronomy at Pomfret School for eight years. Last year, he switched every part of his physics classes to use Mathematica, including note taking, labs, testing, and problem generation. While he is relatively new to Mathematica, he enjoys coding and creating dynamic lesson plans with its rich array of tools and functions. He also regularly uses Wolfram|Alpha as a key part of his astronomy classes.

A Mathematica Revolution in High School Physics
Education
Presentation

Stephan Leibbrandt

Stephan Leibbrandt

Symbols and Numbers GbR

Stephan Leibbrandt studied mechanical engineering at the technical university in Aachen, Germany. He has been programming in Mathematica since the age of 17. After working for Optica and a German distributor of Mathematica, he is now an independent consultant located in Aachen and co-partner of Symbols and Numbers GbR. Combining his experience in .NET and Mathematica, he created the object-oriented Mathematica package Objectica. Aside from Mathematica projects, he programs in C++, .NET, and Java, and wrote a book on Visual Basic.

Object-Oriented Network Modeling
Third-Party Applications
Presentation

Salvatore Mangano

Salvatore Mangano

Into Technology Inc.

Sal Mangano is the author of the recently published O'Reilly Mathematica Cookbook. He has been using Mathematica since Version 3.0 and enjoys discovering new ways to leverage Mathematica in his work.

Processing Large Datasets with Mathematica and Kdb+
Mathematica Programming and Applications
Presentation
Video Presentation

Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez

Mathematica SIG (Washington, DC area)

Dan Martinez was born and raised in New Mexico. He earned a B.A. in psychology from New Mexico State University in 1974 and upon graduation was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. In 1982, he was assigned to the Nuclear Test Personnel Review at the United States Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where his work led to a consultancy with Science Applications International Corporation.

Dynamic Presentation of Geo-temporal Events
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation

Shigeki Matsumoto

Shigeki Matsumoto

Konan University

Shigeki Matsumoto is a professor at Konan University in Japan who studies mathematics and is interested in group representation theory and special functions.

Higher-Order Analogue of Yoshio Matsuoko's Formula on Basel Problem
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation

Mark McClure

Mark McClure

UNC Asheville

Mark McClure was first exposed to Mathematica in 1989, when he taught in the Calculus&Mathematica program at Ohio State as a graduate student, and has been using it in his teaching and research ever since. For several years, he wrote a regular column for Mathematica in Education and Research, and has published nontrivial graphics created with Mathematica in numerous other journals including The Mathematica Journal, The Mathematical Intelligencer, and Computers & Graphics. He is currently an associate professor of mathematics at The University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Complex Dynamics Near Parabolic Points
Mathematics

Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, UConn

Thomas Meyer is an associate professor of geodesy at the University of Connecticut. He has been writing Mathematica code for more than 20 years and is the developer of Mathematica's geodesy routines.

Better Programming with Lists
Mathematica Programming and Applications
Presentation

William Meyer

William Meyer

National Center for Space Exploration Research on Fluids and Combustion, NASA Glenn Research Center

William V. Meyer has used Mathematica for over a decade to solve both experimental and theoretical problems in light scattering. Using Mathematica, he was able to reduce complex derivations that ran to more than 300 printed pages of equations to computational algorithms of no more than 50 lines. One of these algorithms was developed for probing vacuum fluctuations; another has enabled a simplified quantitative method for interpreting light scattered from fluid interfaces. Meyer has confirmed much of this computational work experimentally. He has published extensively on the subjects of dynamic and surface light scattering (with over 65 books, journal papers, and conferences proceedings), and jointly holds several patents. He has co-edited several proceedings and special topical editions of Applied Optics. He is a senior scientist at NASA Glenn Research Center, where he has worked since 1987. He has directed the NASA Advanced Technology Development projects in laser light scattering and surface light scattering. His work at the National Center for Space Exploration Research (NCSER) is that of a NASA project scientist for microgravity flight experiments that probe how Nature manifests order from disorder. He has received many awards, including the prestigious Silver Snoopy Award, and NASA's highest Honor Award for exceptional technology achievement. He is the vice president of technology development programs at Scattering Solutions, Inc., a company designing commercial instrumentation to characterize nano-particles and the properties of fluid interfaces. Meyer holds degrees in philosophy (B.A., 1978) and physics and mathematics (B.S., 1983) from the University of Nebraska; physics with a minor in engineering management (M.S., 1987) from the University of Missouri-Rolla; and physics (Ph.D., 2002) from the University of Amsterdam.

Seeing the Light—Using Mathematica 8 for Correlation Spectroscopy
Science and Engineering
Presentation

André Mitra

André Mitra

Geometria Research and Design, Inc.

André Mitra graduated from McGill University in 1987 with an M.A.Sc. in medical radiation physics. He is the founder of Geometria Research and Design Inc., a company that provides clients with innovative ways to share their ideas with others across the internet.

Share Your Noggin: A Social Network for Your Wolfram|Alpha Widgets
Third-Party Applications

Stuart Nettleton

Stuart Nettleton

University of Technology, Sydney

Stuart Nettleton is a senior lecturer in postgraduate service science strategies and undergraduate economics and finance. He researches climate change and other policy areas using multi-regional computable general equilibrium models with networked input-output production infrastructure.

Processing Large Scale Systems of Equations in Financial Models
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation

David E. O'Gorman

David E. O'Gorman

Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Hearing Research Center, Boston University

David E. O'Gorman is a senior research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. His research focuses on signal transduction by auditory-nerve fibers. His Ph.D. thesis on the nonlinear dynamics of neural firing won the 2006 Helen Carr Peake Award from MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics.

Reducing the Driven Dynamics of Spike Generation to a One-Dimensional Map
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Yves Papegay

Yves Papegay

INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Mediterrannée

Yves Papegay is a senior researcher in computer sciences at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA). His scientific contributions are concerned with symbolic computation, interval analysis, and application to modeling and simulation. He is responsible for the development of several industrial packages; amongst them is the first version of SymbolicC. Papegay has been an enthusiastic user of Mathematica for around 20 years. He was one of the first French certified instructors of the Wolfram Education Group. Program chairman of the 8th International Mathematica Symposium held in Avignon in 2006, Papegay is an active member of the academic community of Mathematica users and a faithful participant in the community's events.

Modeling and Simulation of French Elections
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences

Oleksandr Pavlyk

Oleksandr Pavlyk

Wolfram Research, Inc.

Probability & Statistics in Finance
Wolfram Presentation
Video Presentation

Albert Retey

Albert Retey

SmartCAE

Albert Retey was born in 1970. He studied physics at the University in Karlsruhe and in 2000 earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. Retey has worked in industrial mathematical modeling with Mathematica since 2000.

The SmartCAE FAB: A Framework for Application Building with Mathematica
Mathematica Programming and Applications
Presentation

Jan Říha

Jan Říha

Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Czech Republic

Jan Říha was born in 1973 and has been an assistant professor at Palacký University in Olomouc's Department of Experimental Physics since 1999. The title of Říha's Ph.D. thesis was "Quantum-Mechanical Theory of Crystalline Optical Activity."

Application of Mathematica Software in University Education of Students with Majors in Physics or Optics
Education
Presentation