14–15 June 2018

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EUROPEAN WOLFRAM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2018 14-15 June 2018| 9-6pm| Oxford

Speakers Announced So Far

Conrad Wolfram Wolfram Research Strategic Director and European Cofounder/CEO of the Wolfram Group of Companies Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is the strategic director and European cofounder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies. Conrad has been responsible for many technical directions, including the Computable Document Format (CDF), webMathematica technology and unification of the Wolfram technology stack. He regularly speaks on the vision of combining human and computer capabilities to improve society's ability to compute answers. Conrad is the founder of computerbasedmath.org, an organization to lead a fundamental shift of math education to a computational thinking approach that equips students for real, computer-based analytical skills of the future. See Conrad’s personal blog: http://www.conradwolfram.com.
Jon McLoone Wolfram Research Director of Technical Communication and Strategy As Director of Technical Communication and Strategy at Wolfram Research, Jon McLoone is central to driving the company's technical business strategy and leading the consulting solutions team. With over 25 years of experience working with Wolfram technologies, Jon has helped in directing software development, system design, technical marketing, corporate policy, business strategies and much more.
Tom Wickham-Jones Wolfram Research Director of Kernel Technology Tom Wickham-Jones has worked for Wolfram Research on the implementation of Mathematica since 1990. He is currently the Director of Kernel Technology. He has worked on many details of the Mathematica programming language, as well as other areas such as graphics. In addition, he is the architect of webMathematica and Wolfram Workbench. In 1992, he published the book Mathematica Graphics: Techniques and Applications. His most recent work has focused on the Mathematica compiler and parallel computation.
Michael Gamer Berufsakademie Rhein-Main Head of Business Information Science Michael Gamer studied mathematics and theoretical physics in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. After having worked for about 20 years in the telecommunications industry, he headed to a university of cooperative education. He is now working at Berufsakademie Rhein-Main, which is the largest independent university of cooperative education in Hesse, Germany, as head of business information science.

He does lectures and seminars on data science and machine learning. As an external member of the Algorithm Accountability Lab of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Mike is concerned with data analysis in research projects, especially in the project "Datenspende" during the last German election, where millions of search results from Google regarding the German election were investigated. His main fields of interest are machine learning and big data applications.
Anthony Zupnik Wolfram Research Kernel Developer Anthony Zupnik is a kernel developer at Wolfram Research Europe, which is based in Oxford, UK. Anthony joined the Wolfram team in 2013 and has worked on a variety of development projects both small and large; notably, he has worked on the Wolfram Cloud, report generation and the Computer-Based Maths project. In addition to developing, Anthony also delivers training courses and bespoke presentations in academic, educational and corporate settings. He is mad about APIs, quantum computation and programming, and has experience developing with languages such as VB.NET, C# and SQL.
Roman Maeder Wolfram Research Director of Parallel Computing Technology Roman E. Maeder holds a PhD in mathematics from ETH Zurich. He is one of the original developers of Mathematica, and was an assistant professor of computer science at ETH Zurich. He provides consulting in computer-aided mathematics, and continues to develop the parallel computing and other subsystems of Mathematica. He also lectures on computer-based mathematics at the School of Economics, University of Zurich.
Flavio Sartoretto DAIS, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia Flavio Sartoretto is an associate professor of scientific computing in the department DAIS, Università "Ca' Foscari" Venezia.

He is mainly interested in developing and implementing numerical algorithms for solving differential models in engineering and physics.
Sjoerd Smit Wolfram Research Technical Consultant Dr. Sjoerd Smit is a technical consultant at Wolfram Research Europe Ltd. (Oxford, UK), where he has been working since 2016. He currently works on consultancy projects involving data science and statistics, and also works as a developer on Computer-Based Maths. Sjoerd holds a PhD in applied physics. He has a broad interest in science and mathematics, as well as a background in computational science.
Oliver Rübenkönig Wolfram Research Consultant Oliver Rübenkönig obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Freiburg in 2008. At the chair of microsystem simulation, he developed a finite element method–based Mathematica add-on for, among other things, inkjet simulations. Since 2008, he has been a consultant for Wolfram Research, and works on implementing the finite element method in NDSolve and related functions. Talk to Oliver about engineering, numerics and NDSolve.
Giulio Alessandrini Wolfram Research Consultant Giulio Alessandrini graduated with a master's degree in physics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza." His studies comprised mainly statistical mechanics and its applications in different fields, such as neural networks, disordered systems and biological systems. At Wolfram Research, he has been working for the image processing team, where he deals with color processing, high-level utilities and, lately, with functions bridging neural networks and image analysis.
Jan Poeschko Wolfram Research Consultant Lead developer of the Wolfram Cloud notebook interface. Remote-working digital nomad. Come talk to me about web technologies, the Wolfram Language and JavaScript, Git and open-source software.
Gerli Jõgeva Wolfram Research Technical Consultant Gerli Jõgeva joined Wolfram Research in 2014. She has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Tartu, Estonia. During her studies, she did research in the bioinformatics group and was a TA in programming and discrete mathematics courses. Her current role at Wolfram is as a technical consultant, which allows her to work on various projects, including building infrastructure and dynamic content for Computer-Based MathTM materials. She is also a big fan of good coding standards, functional programming and graphs. Her hobbies and interests include choral music, orienteering, racket sports and reading fantasy novels.
Mark Braithwaite Wolfram Research Technical Consultant Mark Braithwaite, Wolfram Research Technical Consultant, delivers training courses and bespoke presentations in academic, educational and corporate settings. If he isn't presenting or providing training, he can be found working on internal coding projects and fixing bugs.
Anton Antonov Clearsense, LLC Senior Data Scientist I am an applied mathematician (PhD) with 27+ years of experience in algorithm development, scientific computing, mathematical modeling, natural language processing, combinatorial optimisation, R&D programming, machine learning and data mining. I have more than nine years of focus on digital media and with geospatial-temporal machine learning. I am currently working in healthcare, and formerly was a kernel developer for Mathematica.
Corrado Falcolini Roma Tre University Associate Professor Associate professor in mathematical physics at Roma Tre University.

Main interests: stability in Hamiltonian systems, analytical properties of multidimensional maps, perturbative series convergence, history and innovations in mathematical teaching, modelling point clouds in 3D surveys.

Visiting professor at Princeton and the University of Texas, has taught advanced courses in CIMPA-ICTP research schools (University of the Philippines Manila and Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal).

Curator of several exhibits at Genova Science Festival and Rome Mathematics Festival with the laboratory www.formulas.it.

His paper "A Direct Proof of a Theorem by Kolmogorov in Hamiltonian Systems," in collaboration with L. Chierchia, has been selected as a featured review by the AMS (96k:58193).
Paulina Toimil Davila Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Undergraduate Paulina Toimil Davila is currently writing her thesis to obtain a degree in chemical pharmaceutical biological license at FES Zaragoza—UNAM. From an early age, she showed an interest in sciences and mathematics, and won competitions at the inter-institutional level. She has participated in conferences of the National College and taken courses of Mexican Standards for the manufacture of medicines, phytochemistry, traditional medicine, research specialization and scientific development; she has also conducted workshops to teach children chemistry. Now she works self-taught on the Wolfram platform.
Tommaso Bolognesi CNR-ISTI Tommaso Bolognesi (laurea in physics, Univ. of Pavia, 1976; MSc in computer science, Univ. of Illinois at U-C, 1982), is a senior researcher at CNR-ISTI, Pisa. His research areas have included stochastic processes in computer music composition, models of concurrency, process algebra and formal methods for software development and discrete and algorithmic models of spacetime. He has published in various international scientific journals several papers in all three areas. He obtained prizes in the FQXi essay contests of 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Maik Meusel University of Zurich Lecturer Maik Meusel is a PhD candidate in quantitative business administration. His research interests include education, business analytics and computational economics. Maik received an MA in economics from the University of Zurich and a BSc in economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. After his studies, he worked as a strategy consultant.
Stephen Lynch Manchester Metropolitan University Doctor Stephen Lynch is a world leader in the use of Mathematics packages in teaching, learning, assessment, research and employability. He has written Python, Maple, MATLAB and Mathematica books, and his research area is in dynamical systems. He is a senior lecturer with Manchester Metropolitan University and was an associate lecturer with the Open University (2008–2012). In 2010, Stephen volunteered as a STEM Ambassador, in 2014 he became a Speaker for Schools and in 2017 he was invited to be a speaker for the Training Partnership. Stephen is the co-inventor of binary oscillator computing, with patents covering the UK and US.
Wolfgang Windsteiger RISC, JKU Linz Associate Professor, DI Dr.
  • Studied technical mathematics at JKU Linz.
  • PhD study in symbolic computation at RISC with Professor Bruno Buchberger.
  • Habilitation in symbolic computation from JKU Linz.
  • Development and redesign of the Analytica prover with Professor Edmund Clarke at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Development and implementation of the Theorema system since 1994.
  • Main development and design of Theorema 2.0 since 2010.
  • Certified Mathematica Trainer.
János Tóth Budapest University of Technology and Economics Honorary Professor
  • Graduated in mathematics from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, in 1971.
  • Received the Candidate of Sciences degree in 1987 from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • Habilitation: 2010, Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
  • Worked 10 years at each of the following: Semmelweis University Medical School, Computer and Automation Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Agricultural University, Gödöllő.
  • Since 1999: Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
  • External fellow of the Reaction Kinetics Laboratory, Eötvös University.
  • Research topics: deterministic and stochastic models of reaction kinetics, qualitative theory of differential equations, applications of Mathematica (since Version 2).
  • Teaching mathematics and Mathematica.
  • Books and papers can be found here.
Stephen Christie Neural Insights CEO Stephen is the CEO of Neural Insights, where he has responsibility for business intelligence solutions and commercial strategy. Until recently, he was the chairman of the award-winning AI firm Sybenetix (recently sold to Nasdaq), and is the chairman and cofounder of two new AI firms, Agxio and Incuto. Prior to joining Neural Insights, Stephen was the global managing partner for Accenture's FS finance and performance management practice, the global lead partner for Deloitte's risk management practice and the managing partner for Ernst & Young's financial services risk management and regulatory practice across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.
Pedro Fonseca Suez Hydraulic Discipline Manager Pedro Fonseca studied environmental engineering with a sanitary specialization at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. He then proceeded with an international career mostly focused on the detail engineering of water treatment plants, always within the Suez group, and has been based in France, the United States and Portugal. Having managed the hydraulic discipline since 2012, he participates in the research and development of new products as well as in the basic and detail design of water treatment plants all around the world.
Stefan Janecek uni software plus GmbH Senior Data Scientist Stefan Janecek holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Linz (Austria), originally working in the field of density functional theory. After several years as a postdoc working on quantum mechanical simulations in material science, he moved on to industrial mathematics applications, including a brief stint in computational finance. He joined uni software plus GmbH in late 2016 as a senior data scientist, working on industrial IoT applications.
Roberto Cavaliere Adalta Mathematica Technical Specialist Roberto Cavaliere has been a Mathematica user since 1995, and since then has used Mathematica to develop educational software and user interfaces. He is a Wolfram certified instructor and currently is an external consultant at Adalta, Wolfram's Italian partner and reseller.
Simone Ferrero Nova Analysis, S.n.c. Engineer Simone Ferrero graduated from Politecnico di Torino in mathematical engineering with a master’s thesis on numerical topological optimization. He also founded Nova Analysis, a consulting company involved in numerical situations. Over the years he has gained experience mainly in FEM analysis, along with optimization, mathematics and multiphysical simulation of complex systems. Since 2013, he has worked with Wolfram Mathematica to support his daily activities and to help customers find nontrivial solutions to complex problems. In 2016, he won a Wolfram hackathon in Barcelona.