Wolfram Technology Conference 2010

Speakers

Haiduke Sarafian

Haiduke Sarafian

Pennsylvania State University

Haiduke Sarafian is the John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor of Science at Pennsylvania State University at the York campus of the University College. He is science division head of the University College. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from Michigan State University in 1983. In 1999, he was a Mathematica Visiting Scholar.

A Halo Current and Magnetic Field of a Permanent Nut-Shaped Magnet
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Leanne Silvia

Leanne Silvia

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Leanne Silvia is an undergraduate mathematics major and is currently a National Science Foundation-funded computational science mathematics scholar. Silvia presented at SigmaXi and SIAM Annual Conference 2010.

Finding Cliques
Mathematics
Presentation

Jonas Sjöberg

Jonas Sjöberg

Chalmers University of Technology

Jonas Sjöberg is a professor in the Department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He has 20 years of teaching experience in a wide range of electrical engineering topics, including signals and systems, signal processing, control theory, and identification of linear and nonlinear systems. He has lectured in both academia and industry. Sjöberg has used Mathematica since 1997. He is the author of the Neural Networks application package as well as the Wolfram Education Group course M330: Neural Networks. He uses Mathematica to teach electrical engineering courses and he regularly gives talks and seminars on Mathematica and the applications of Mathematica to neural networks.

A Tutorial on the Neural Network Package, an Add-On to Mathematica
Third-Party Applications

A New Systems Identification Package for Mathematica
Third-Party Applications
Presentation

Antonin Slavik

Antonin Slavik

Charles University in Prague

Antonin Slavik has been an assistant professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague since 2006. His professional interests include integration theory, differential equations, history of mathematics, and computer science. In 2008, he started teaching a new regular Mathematica course for students.

A Selection of Student Projects in Mathematica
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Wolfram Research, Inc.

Financial Computation in Mathematica—Part 2
Wolfram Presentation
Video Presentation

Allan Struthers

Allan Struthers

Michigan Technological University

Allan Struthers is a professor of mathematics at Michigan Technological University. He earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in 1991 and has been at Michigan Tech ever since. His mathematical interests are nonlinear optics and biomechanics. His pedagogical interests are incorporating real data and computing into undergraduate and graduate courses. In addition to mathematics, Struthers loves to ski (cross-country and downhill), sail, and kayak.

Accurately Resolving Rupture in Fourth Order Partial Differential Equations Modeling Thin Films Using NDSolve
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Filip Švrček

Filip Švrček

Palacký University Olomouc

Filip Švrček was born in 1979 in Hranice na Moravě, Czech Republic, and now lives in Přerov, Czech Republic. He is married to his wife Martina and has a son, Michal. He is an assistant professor at the Department of Algebra and Geometry, Faculty of Sciences, at Palacký University of Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Mathematica—A Tool for Improvement of Teaching Mathematics in Schools
Wolfram Research Presentations
Presentation
Video Presentation

Bruce Torrence

Bruce Torrence

Randolph Macon College

Bruce Torrence is the Garnett Professor of Mathematics at Randolph-Macon College and co-editor of the magazine Math Horizons. He uses Mathematica both in his teaching and his research.

It's Lights Out for Algebra
Education
Presentation

Jeffrey Wang

Jeffrey Wang

NetMath, University of Illinois

Jeffrey Wang, a NetMath student at the University of Illinois, has been working with projects in computational biology, epidemiology, and applied math using Mathematica. He is a national finalist at the 2009 USA Biology Olympiad and the recipient of a $20,000 scholarship from the Young Epidemiology Scholars research paper competition. Recently, he attended the 2010 Research Science Institute, hosted by MIT. A lover of Mathematica and an aspiring dancer, Wang hopes to pursue a career in research and public education in science and math.

The Effect of Transcription Factor Binding at Enhancers on Gene Expression in Humans
Education
Presentation

Stephen Wilkerson

Stephen Wilkerson

United States Military Academy West Point

Stephen Wilkerson is a researcher and associate director for special programs at the Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland. However, for the next year, he will be teaching mathematics at the United States Military Academy West Point, New York. Wilkerson received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1990. Since then he has been an exchange scientist in Germany, taught at the United States Military Academy West Point from 1996-1997, and continues teaching math part-time at Towson University and Harford Community College. He has authored approximately 60 publications on a variety of subject matters and holds two patents.

Visual and Dynamic Learning Techniques for Mathematics
Science and Engineering
Presentation

Ann Williamson

Ann Williamson

Optica Software/Barnhart Optical Research

Ann Williamson is a software developer and has worked alongside Donald Barnhart at Optica Software for five years. She has been programming in Mathematica since 2003. She was previously a scientific software developer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company.

Optica 4
Third-Party Applications
Presentation

Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram

Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research and Wolfram|Alpha

Stephen Wolfram is a distinguished scientist, inventor, author, and business leader. He is the creator of Mathematica, the author of A New Kind of Science, the creator of Wolfram|Alpha, and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research.

In addition to his business leadership, Wolfram is deeply involved in the development of Wolfram Research's technology, and continues to be personally responsible for overseeing all aspects of the functional design of the core Mathematica system, as well as Wolfram|Alpha.

Keynote
Keynote

Debra Woods

Debra Woods

University of Illinois

Debra Woods has been the director of the NetMath distance education program at the University of Illinois since 1994. The main audience of distance students in the NetMath program includes high school students, university students, homebound students, and students in industry. Woods also has extensive experience in teaching math and computer science courses at the university, community college, and high school levels. She has given many talks and workshops nationally and internationally on topics of distance learning, using Mathematica in the classroom, reform calculus, and internet technology.

Workshop on Teaching Mathematics with Mathematica
Education

Robert Yerex

Robert Yerex

Kronos, Inc.

Robert Yerex is chief economist at Kronos and creator of the Retail Labor Index, which is used by economists studying consumer spending and employment trends. He consults with corporate executives on economic issues impacting their operations and finances. Yerex's efforts in the Retail Labor Index garnered the coveted Silver Bulldog award in business journalism. Prior to joining Kronos, Yerex was a senior consultant with the Advanced Retail Analytics Group at Teradata, a senior environmental economist at Quantec, LLC., and an associate professor in the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University.

Mathematica Graphics for Presenting Multidimensional Evidence
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences
Presentation
Video Presentation

Henryk Zawadzki

Henryk Zawadzki

The Karol Adamiecki University of Economics, Katowice, Poland

Born in Katowice, Poland, Henryk Zawadzki received his master's degree in mathematics from the University of Silesia and his Ph.D. in economics from the Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice. In 1997, he earned his habilitation degree. Currently he is a professor at the University of Economics, where he teaches mathematics, mathematical economics, and financial mathematics. His main research areas are economic dynamics and mathematical modeling of economic growth. He uses Mathematica extensively in his research and teaching.

Delay Differential Equations in Business Cycle and Economic Growth Theories
Economics, Business, and Social Sciences