3D Printing: A Growing Force

Laura Taalman is a professor of mathematics at James Madison University, who works with 3D printing, singular algebraic geometry, knot theory, and games/puzzles such as Tchoukaillon, Sudoku, and Poker. She has worked for a variety of 3D printing companies such as MakerBot, Shapeways, and Ultimaker. She is the founder of JMU 3SPACE, the first general-education 3D-printing classroom in the country.

 

A Perfect Math Career for Sports Lovers: Part 2

Tim Chartier is an applied mathematician with a focus in computer science, a former MAA vice president, and a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College, who frequently works in data analytics with a specialty in sports analytics. He has worked with the NBA, ESPN's Sport Science TV series, NASCAR teams, and fantasy sports sites. He also directs and works with a team of about 70 student researchers to provide analytics to Davidson College sports teams.

A Perfect Math Career for Sports Lovers: Part 1

Tim Chartier is an applied mathematician with a focus in computer science, a former MAA vice president, and a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College, who frequently works in data analytics with a specialty in sports analytics. He has worked with the NBA, ESPN's Sport Science TV series, NASCAR teams, and fantasy sports sites. He also directs and works with a team of about 70 student researchers to provide analytics to Davidson College sports teams.

What was your path into sports analytics?

Thoughts from Quantitative Researchers at Two Sigma

Two Sigma is a systematic investment manager founded with the goal of applying cutting-edge technology to the data-rich world of finance.

Raj, Cristina, Yuting, and Wenying have worked as quantitative researchers at Two Sigma for several years. Raj has an MS in Applied Mathematics, Cristina has a PhD in Physics, Wenying has a PhD in Mathematics, and Yuting has a PhD in Statistics. Learn more about these quantitative researchers’ experiences at Two Sigma.

On Math, Career, and Life

Q&A with Deanna Haunsperger, MAA President

Mathematics professor Deanna Haunsperger of Carleton College in Northfield, MN is the new president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). As president of the MAA, Haunsperger leads the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We are thrilled to have Haunsperger answer our questions about her career as a mathematician and educator, and what she hopes to accomplish for the mathematics community.

Dream Job: Using Geometry to Filter Water

Waste filters are not the most exciting product but they are vital to modern life: people rely on clean, flowing water free of garbage. What people may not know is that the geometry of these waste filters is key to catching all the debris, while keeping water flowing freely.

That is where Sumanth Swaminathan came in. With his colleagues at W.L. Gore & Associates, which makes a range of industrial and medical products like Gore-Tex and Glide dental floss, Swaminathan combined geometry and fluid dynamics to improve waste filters.

Dream Job: Using a Mathematics Degree to Succeed in Med School

Many mathematics students want to help people; they just need to find the best path to channel their abilities. Arthur Staddon, M.D., took his skills in math and science, combined with an interest in problem solving, and built a successful career as a hematologist-oncologist at Penn Medicine.