** Global Demand & Supply Management Technology Director – Pricing, Planning, & Inventory, Nike Inc**

**Job Description:**
Developed vision, strategy, and operating model to make a transformational change to Nike Direct Pricing, Promotion, and Markdown capability. /
Worked with Senior executive team to prepare organization for massive price management change including the investment needed to run program. / Lead the Product team tasked with revolutionizing Nike planning process & tools. / Executed Space Planning process & tool change allowing Nike to plan Nike owned store fixture & planograms to enable hyper local assortments and store specific capacities.

**Other Positions:** Global Consumer Direct Technology (CDT) Product Director – Inventory Management; Nike Inc

**Education:**
Bachelor of Science, Economics & Mathematics / Master of Science in Analytics (Northwestern); Master of Business Administration (University of Florida)

**Other information: **Accepted as member of International High IQ Society (MENSA).

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Product Design & Advanced Analytics in Demand Sensing & Optimization / Graduate math students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Making Big Data & Analytics a Reality in Industry / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** What do I use a Math degree in the real world / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Head of Quantitative Analysis and Research, Whitebox Advisors**

**Job Description:** Team lead for researching, implementing, and supporting quantitative strategies for hedge fund trading.

**Other Positions:** Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota

**Education:**
B.S. in Mathematics / M.S. in Mathematics / PhD in Applied Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Constraints and investor views in portfolio optimization: a Bayesian-like interpretation / Graduate math students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Practical implementation of math finance models; what works and what doesn't, and why industrial math is so interesting / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Availability Constraints: ** Unavailable Dec 15-Jan15

** Research Staff Member, IBM Research**

**Education:**
BS, Physics and Astrophysics / MS, Physics / PhD, Physics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
The wonderful world of life in a drop of water: Plankton dynamic and its importance for our lives / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Machine learning and AI in Biology / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Infectious disease dynamic and evolution / Graduate math majors and beyond

**Availability Constraints: ** Unavailable September - December for paternity leave

** Category Management Analyst, MRO & Chemicals and Gases, Phillips 66**

**Other Positions:** Global Strategy and Freight Trading Analyst at P66

**Education:**
B.S. in Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Optimization Modeling / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Global Trade Flow Analytics / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Cost Model & Analytics / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** President & CEO, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.**

**Job Description:** Management and Technical

**Education:**
B.A. Mathematics / M.A. Mathematics / PhD in Mathematics / INFORMS Fellow, INFORMS Board VP of Practice

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Bayes’ Theorem – Making Rational Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Executive Director, EY**

**Job Description:** Leader of the quantitative survey practice

**Other Positions:** Research Fellow at LMI

**Education:**
BA., Mathematics / M.S. in Applied Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Business applications of mathematics / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Director / Sr Principal Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories**

**Job Description:** Immunology Pharmacometrics Therapeutic Area Lead

**Other Positions:** Director of Systems Biology Target Validation, Pfizer Research Technology Center

**Education:**
B Sc (honors) Mathematics-Physics, joint / M Sc Physics / PhD Biological Physics

**Other information:** Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, Princeton University

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Mathematical modleing in drug discovery and development / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Mechanistic interpretation of systems immunology data / Mathematics graduate students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Career opportunities for mathematicians in the pharmaceutical industry / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Deputy Group Leader/Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory**

**Job Description:** Her work focuses on developing and analyzing mathematical, computational, and statistical models for the spread of infectious diseases, social contact networks, and global dynamics. Most recently, she has been investigating the role of Internet data streams such as Twitter, Wikipedia, and other non-traditional data streams on monitoring and forecasting infectious diseases.

**Other Positions:** Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory

**Education:**
B.S. in Applied Mathematics / M.S. in Applied Mathematics / Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences / Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Arizona State University

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Real-time Social Internet Data to Guide Forecasting Models / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Agent-based Modeling Approaches for Simulating Infectious Diseases / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Human Behavior and Heterogeneous Mixing Patterns on Social Networks & Epidemics / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

** Senior Research Engineer, DeepMind**

**Job Description:** Integrating machine learning technologies to solve real-world problems with a combination of cutting-edge research and large-scale infrastructure.

**Other Positions:** Software Engineer at Google (2013-2017)

**Education:**
B. S. Mathematics / M. S. Industrial Mathematics and Computing / PhD Computer Science

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Machine Learning, past and future / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Evolution of altruism, from bacteria to humans / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Contact Edgar Duenez-Guzman**

** Senior Data Scientist, Spiceworks**

**Education:**
B.S. Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College 2009 / Ph.D. in Mathematics, Rice University 2015 (Algebraic Geometry, Geometric Invariant Theory)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
An NLP Approach to Grouping Similar Questions in Community Forums / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Compressed Anomaly Detection with Multiple Mixed Observations / Mathematics graduate students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Down-to-Earth Data Science: Before you whip out that neural net, these techniques might get you 80% of the way there! / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

** Senior Director, Data Science Research, Recursion Pharmaceuticals**

**Job Description:** Lead research team in applying machine learning to drug discovery and development

**Other Positions:** Adjunct Professor, Mathematics, University of Utah

**Education:**
BS Mathematics, Brigham Young University / MS Mathematics, Brigham Young University / PhD Mathematics, University of Utah

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
An image is worth a thousand treatments: AI and drug discovery / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Applications of deep learning in human cellular biology / Mathematics graduate students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** So you want to be a data scientist? How to leverage your math degree. / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Data Scientist, Transamerica**

**Other Positions:** Statistician, Neptune and Company, Inc.

**Education:**
B.S. in Mathematics / M.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Statistics / PhD in Mathematics

**Other information:** Rotating program officer in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Data science in life insurance underwriting / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** The interdisciplinary world of data science / Can be adjusted to any of the above audiences

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Evaluating estimates of solar power for an electric utility / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA**

**Job Description:** Develop analyses and models to facilitate ecosystem based fishery management

**Education:**
B.A. English Literature, Swarthmore College / M.S. in Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary / PhD. in Fisheries and Aquatic Science, University of Washington

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Applied mathematics and statistics in fisheries science / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Geographical Constraints:** Southern New England states

** Co-Founder and CEO, PaperHive**

**Job Description:** Co-Founder, CEO and technical lead at PaperHive

**Other Positions:** Advisor at SatoshiPay (blockchain/cryptocurrency startup)

**Education:**
B.A. in Mathematics (minor Computer Science, University Erlangen-Nürnberg) / Diploma (M.A.) in Mathematics (minor Computer Science, University Erlangen-Nürnberg) / PhD in Mathematics (TU Berlin)

**Other information:** Free software and community network (Freifunk) activist

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Everything around startups (how to get started, software, how does mathematics help, ...) / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Future of academic publishing (new approaches, tools, collaboration, open access, peer review, ...) / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Scientific computing with Python (numerical linear algebra, finite elements) / Graduate math majors and beyond

** SVP of Engineering, HeartFlow**

**Job Description:** Driving technology development, product development and research

**Other Positions:** Principal Research Scientist, Siemens

**Education:**
BS Electrical Engineering / PhD Cognitive and Neural Systems / AIMBE, IEEE

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Cardiovascular modeling and simulation, image segmentation, medical image analysis, clinical translation of research / Computer science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, clinical research

** Lead People Research Scientist, Salesforce**

**Job Description:** Research and development of workforce and HR analytics methodologies

**Other Positions:** Data Scientist, Intel

**Education:**
B.S. Mathematics (UC Davis) / M.A. Mathematics (CSU-Sacramento) & M.A. Computational & Applied Math (Rice) / PhD Computational & Applied Math (Rice)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
People Analytics: Mathematical Modeling in HR / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Using math skills to building a career in data science / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Optimization of data-based models / Graduate math majors and beyond

**Availability Constraints: ** Unavailable for most of November

** Retiree Casual, The Aerospace Corporation**

**Job Description:** I have held several positions at Aerospace, starting as a numerical analyst on a massive program used to model launch vehicles. I moved into program review, overseeing algorithm development and its implementing software design for both launch vehicles and spacecraft. I then changed focus, addressing satellite visibility and proximity problems, determining access to ground targets by space borne sensors, ground observation windows for orbiting objects, and helping design the orbits for military space systems, then selecting strategies for injecting new spacecraft into constellations. I also developed software used to predict and avoid collisions in space and tested DoD software performing the same function. Finally, I headed a group that addressed location problems, including determining the orbits of space objects and finding locations of objects on the earth surface. I have also investigated threats against military space systems.

**Other Positions:** Assistant Professor, California State College, Stanislaus

**Education:**
B.S. Mathematics (Idaho) / M.S. Mathematics (Michigan State) / PhD Mathematics (Penn State)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Region Coverage from a Satellite, A Representative Industrial Problem / Undergraduates with limited linear algebra and calculus

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Satellite System Evaluation, A Representative Industrial Problem / Undergraduates with limited linear algebra and calculus

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
IUS Gamma Guidance, An Example of an Industrial Problem Tree / Undergraduates with limited linear algebra and calculus

**Availability Constraints:**
None
**Geographical Constraints:**
I will travel within the Southern California area without charge to student chapters and institutions

** Project Manager, Siemens AG**

**Job Description:** I am an innovator and intrapreneur in the field of simulation and digital twins with passion for solving complex problems in a scalable and sustainable business oriented way. My experience covers research, innovation, and development project oriented responsible positions. Corresponding innovations were showcased at many top-level Siemens innovation events including the Siemens innovation day and the annual shareholder meeting.

**Other Positions:** Head of Core Technology Initiative Simulation at Siemens AG

**Education:**
Pre-Diploma in Mathematics (equivalent to a B.S., University of Heidelberg) / Diploma in Mathematics (University of Heidelberg), Diploma in Physics (University of Heidelberg), Master of Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (University of Cambridge) / Doctor of natural Sciences (University of Heidelberg)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
The changing Role of Simulation - From Mathematics to Digital Twins / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Disrupting Computer Aided Engineering - Mathematics of Accurate Interactive Engineering Solutions / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Application Engineer Manager, MathWorks**

**Job Description:** Senior Application Engineer at MathWorks

**Other Positions:**

**Education:**
B. S. in Physics / M.S in Applied Mathematics, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering /

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Building Computational Thinking / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Machine Learning / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Availability Constraints: ** Unavailable mid Nov-Feb

**Geographical Constraints:** I travel internationally for work and may be able to visit some international Chapters during those trips (US, Canada, Latin America and Asia)

** Supervisor II, Nevada National Security Site**

**Job Description:** Specializes in image and signal processing in support of nuclear physics for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. My work focuses on developing algorithms describing physics models to extract information from diagnostic system data for experiments conducted with the National Laboratories. Supervisor to a team of scientists, mathematicians, and physicists.

**Education:**
B.A. Mathematics / M.S. Mathematics / Ph.D. Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Mathematics, Engineering and Science in Nuclear Security / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** A Mathematics Career in Industry / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Availability Constraints: ** Unavailable December 2018-March 2019

** Associate Provost for Research, Spelman College**

**Job Description:** As a member of the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, Inniss provides leadership and strategic direction of the interdisciplinary and independent research enterprise at the college, including undergraduate research training.

**Other Positions:** Tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics

**Education:**
B.S. in Mathematics / M.S. in Applied Mathematics / Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

**Other information:** Alumna of HERS Leadership Institute

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Path to Math and Through Math / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** From data mining to data science to analytics / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** What is operations research exactly? / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Availability Constraints: ** unavailable December & April-May

** Founder Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign**

**Job Description:** Professor of Computer Science

**Education:**
BSc in Mathematics / MSc in Mathematics / PhD in Operations Research

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Geographic Districting and Political Gerrymandering / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Aviation Security and Risk Assessment / Can be tailored to a technical or nontechnical audience (same for Topic 1)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** The mathematics of March Madness / n be tailored to a technical or nontechnical audience (same for Topic 1)

**Geographical Constraints:** I abhor driving, so flying is preferred

** Staff, DEKA Research and Development**

**Job Description:** I provide analytic and statistical support for DEKA's projects.

**Education:**
BS Mechanical Engineering / MS Mathematics / PhD Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
The need an ethical foundation in applied mathematics / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** The ubiquity and importance of mathematics in industry / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** The application of mathematics to important social problems / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

** Software Engineer, Intel Corporation**

**Job Description:** Software engineer and scrum master responsible for the maintenance, development and performance optimization of Intel MKL and Intel ADL dense linear algebra functionality.

**Education:**
B.A. in Computer Science and Theatre / M.S. in Computer Science / PhD in Computer Science

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Optimizing dense linear algebra software / Graduate math students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Being a woman in tech / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Principal Mathematician & Associate Director, System Dynamics & Optimization, United Technologies Reasearch Center**

**Job Description:** Lead group of 15 Ph.D. researchers doing applied research for industrial concerns.

**Other Positions:** I've been with UTRC for 40 years, either doing the research or leading people who do the research. No other employers since I left graduate school.

**Education:**
B.S. in Mathematics (University Scholar), Univ. of Connecticut, 1976 / M.S. in Mathematics, Univ. of Connecticut, 1978 / Ph.D. in Mathematics (part-time while working full-time), Univ. of Connecticut, 1987-1992. / Elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) in 2010.
University of Connecticut Honors Program Distinguised Alumni Award, 2015

**Other information:** Adjunct faculty member for 20 years (RPI-Hartford, Uconn)
Member of the Mathematical Sciences Advisory Boaed, WPI since 1999
Co-advised 2 industrial Ph.D. students (completed). 1 at UIUC, 1 at UMass.

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Linear Algebra from a Geometric Viewpoint: Aha moments in Numerical Computations. / Undergraduate mathematics and above

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Uncertainty Quantification through Polynomial Chaos: A simple Stochastic ODE / Undergraduate mathematics and above

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Industrial Mathematics: An Oxymoron or More Than you Know? / General Audience

**Availability Constraints: ** August & September 2018 may be tough.

** Manager, Diagnostic Research and Material Studies, Nevada National Security Site**

**Job Description:** Research mathematician and manager of a team of 30 R&D scientists and engineers in nuclear security science

**Other Positions:** Technical Advisor, National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs, US Department of Energy

**Education:**
B.S. Mathematics, Purdue University / M.S. Mathematics, University of Minnesota / PhD Mathematics, University of Montana

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Nation's Nuclear Security Complex / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** The Scientific Enterprise Underpinning Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and the Stewardship of the Nation's Nuclear Stockpile / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Statistical Methods for Large-scale Inverse Problems, with applications to imaging in Nuclear Security / Graduate math majors and beyond

** Senior Computational Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory**

**Job Description:** I investigate numerical algorithms and software (in the PETSc library, https://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc) for the parallel solution of large-scale scientific applications involving nonlinear partial differential equations and related optimization problems, with emphasis on high-performance multiphysics simulations. I also lead community collaboration on the Extreme-scale Scientific Software Development Kit (xSDK, https://xsdk.info), which is working toward a software ecosystem for high-performance numerical libraries. In the IDEAS software productivity project (https://ideas-productivity.org), we are working to improve developer productivity and software sustainability, as key aspects of increasing overall scientific productivity.

**Other Positions:** I have worked in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory in various capacities since my initial appointment in 1993, as a DOE Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow.

**Education:**
B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, Summa Cum Laude, Muhlenberg College, 1988 / Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1993 / SIAM Fellow, class of 2017

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Applied Math and Computational Science at DOE Labs (+ My Career Path) / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Toward Community Software Ecosystems for High-Performance Computational Science / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Geographical Constraints:** Logistics would be easiest within driving distance of Rockville, MD (my home) or Argonne National Laboratory (my employer). I would prefer to bundle other trips to other locations with other business travel, due to logistics challenges with my job and family.

** Vice President, JP Morgan**

**Job Description:** Quantitative Analysis

**Other Positions:** Software Engineer at Intel Corporation

**Education:**
B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Economics / M.S. Mathematics / Ph.D. Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
STEM majors in industry / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Transitioning from Grad School to Careers in Industry / Mathematics graduate students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Applications of data science in finance / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Research Leader, Nokia Bell Labs**

**Job Description:** Applied research on telecom data analytics, architecting and modeling next generation communication networks for high performance and reliability.

**Other Positions:** At Bell Labs since 1984 which has been a part of several companies over the years due to splits, mergers, acquisitions - AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, and currently Nokia

**Education:**
B.Tech in Engineering / PhD in Operations Research / Senior Member IEEE, Member INFORMS, Life Member SIAM, Adjunct Faculty Advisor for the MS in Data Analytics (MSiA) program at Northwestern University.

**Other information:** Invited judge at the COMAP sponsored Mathematical Competition in Modeling (MCM) for undergraduate students and (HiMCM) for high school students.

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Anomaly Detection in Wireless Networks / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** What can we learn from software failure data? / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Reliability Models for Fault-Tolerant Systems / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Associate Professor, IUPUI**

**Job Description:** Professor of Computer Science

**Other Positions:** Co-founder PredPol

**Education:**
B.S. Mathematics / Ph.D. Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
The mathematics of crime / predictive policing / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Founder and Chief Mathematician, MathWorks**

**Job Description:** Computational Scientist, MATLAB Developer

**Other Positions:** Chairman, Computer Science and Professor, Mathematics, Univ. New Mexico

**Education:**
B.S. Mathematics, Caltech / Ph. D. Mathematics, Stanford

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Evolution of MATLAB / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** The Singular Value Decomposition Saves the Universe / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca**

**Job Description:** I fit mathematical models to drug concentration and tumor size data, and optimize combination regimens.

**Other Positions:** Modeler at Bristol-Myers Squibb

**Education:**
BS in Mathematics / PhD in Mathematics / Fellow of SIAM

**Other information:** I spent the first 11 years after my PhD working in academia, before taking a job in industry in 2006.

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
How to Use Mathematics to Predict Cancer Patient Responses to Immuno-therapy / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** How to Mathematically Optimize Combination Drug Regimens / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Vice President of Mission Advancement, Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties, Inc.**

**Job Description:** The Vice President of Mission Advancement (VP) determines strategy and direction for Goodwill's mission related initiatives.
This role serves as the strategic core for enterprise-wide transformational projects, including the design of employee training, development and career pathways initiatives.

**Other Positions:** Adjunct Faculty, Presidio Graduate School and Chabot Community College

**Education:**
BS in Mathematics, Spelman College / MSE in Mathematical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University / PhD in Biostatistics, UC Berkeley

**Other information:**

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Why Mathematicians are Needed to Create Lasting Social Impact / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Finding Certainty in Randomness: My Journey in Mathematics / Mathematics graduate students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** What I’ve Learned From Math While Learning About Math / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

** Owner, Nolis, LLC**

**Job Description:** Independent data science consultant

**Other Positions:** Director of Insights & Analytics at Lenati

**Education:**
BS in Mathematical Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute / MS in Applied Mathematics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute / PhD in Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University

**Other information:** Winner of Season 3 of the reality TV show: King of the Nerds

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
How to get into the field of Data science / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Using
deep learning learning for natural language processing in production /
Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** An introduction to R for data science / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Availability Constraints: ** Limited availability before Spring 2019

**Geographical Constraints:** Limited availability outside of Washington state

** Senior Manager, Retirement, Bimbo Bakeries USA**

**Job Description:** Manage pension, 401k and executive retirement plans for USA's largest bakery

**Other Positions:** Principal, Savitz Organization

**Education:**
BA Mathematics, BA Economics / Associate of the Society of Actuaries

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
"Do You Want To Be An Actuary" / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Geographical Constraints:** Prefer East Coast

** Senior Data Analyst, UMass Memorial Health Care**

**Job Description:** Deploy data analyses, reports and quality improvement projects on behalf of the Managed Care Network and the Accountable Care Organization.

**Other Positions:** Application Analyst at UMass Memorial Health Care

**Education:**
B.S. Mathematics / M.S. Applied Statistics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Healthcare analytics and population health / General audience

** Research Mathematician, National Institute of Standards & Technology**

**Job Description:** Research mathematician in Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, visualization editor for NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions, project leader for NIST Standard Reference Tables on Demand Project. Current research interests in mesh/grid generation, 3D visualization of mathematical functions, mathematical software for special functions.

**Other Positions:** Programmer/Analyst at BDM Corporation, Mathematics Instructor at Hampton, University, Mathematics Instructor at Norfolk State University,

**Education:**
B.A. in Mathematics / M.S. in Mathematics / PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Web-Based 3D Graphics for the Interactive Visualization of Complex Function Data / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Research in Computational and Applied Mathematics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Discovering the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions Through its User-Friendly Technology / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Geographical Constraints:** Contiguous United States only

** Senior Director of Data and Insights, Skillshare**

**Job Description:** Head of data (including data science and business intelligence)

**Other Positions:** Data Scientist and Business Analyst at Google

**Education:**
A.B. Mathematics / Ph.D. Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Career exploration / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Data science (where data questions arise in running a business) / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Geographical Constraints:** Based in NYC, travel depends on timeline.

** Chief Data Scientist, Revon Systems Inc**

**Job Description:** I Direct the development of machine-learned health management applications that detect disease degeneration in patients with chronic illnesses. I also supervise clinical research, build and execute patient trials, and direct data analytics across Revon's product platform.

**Other Positions:** Technology Consultant at W.L. Gore & Associates

**Education:**
BSE in Chemical Engineering / M.S. in Applied Mathematics / PhD in Applied Mathematics / Certified Data Incubator Fellow

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Leveraging Mathematical Modeling for Industrial Product Development / General audience

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Directing business strategy and operational execution through data analytics and prediction models / A quantitative background of any kind with a rudimentary understanding of machine learning would be helpful.

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Leveraging both empirical and first principal models to create value. / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

** Department Chief Engineer, MITRE**

**Job Description:** Department Chief Engineer and Principal Data Scientist for the Model-based analytics department.

**Other Positions:** Senior Analytic Consultant at Epsilon

**Education:**
BS in Mathematics / MS in Operations Research

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Story Telling with Data / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** When Machine Learning Fails / Mathematics graduate students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Working with Messy Data / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Availability Constraints: ** Preference is to schedule any talks at least 1-2 months in advance

**Geographical Constraints:** I would prefer to stay in the New England area or Washington DC area

** Senior Scientist, Henry's Fork Foundation**

**Job Description:** I direct the science and technology program at a small nonprofit watershed conservation organization.

**Other Positions:** Assistant and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Idaho State University

**Education:**
B.A. in Mathematics / M.S. in Environmental Systems / Ph.D. in Mathematics

**Other information:** Additional graduate coursework in atmospheric science

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Applied mathematics as preparation for a career in any STEM discipline / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Emerging roles for nonprofit organizations in environmental research, education, monitoring, and management in the face of shrinking budgets for government agencies and universities / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Managing surface water and groundwater as a single resource: mathematically challenging but necessary to ensure sustainability of water resources in a changing climate / Graduate math majors and beyond

**Availability Constraints: ** Unavailable from last week in February through first week in April; unavailable during June

**Geographical Constraints:** None, as long as travel expenses are covered.

** Computational Mathematician; Deputy Division Director, Argonne National Laboratory**

**Job Description:** I develop, analyze, and apply algorithms to solve challenging scientific and engineering problems. I lead a great and talented group in applied mathematics, numerical software, and statistics.

**Other Positions:** Senior Fellow, Northwestern University

**Education:**
B.S. Applied Mathematics / M.S. Applied Mathematics; M.S. Operations Research / PhD Operations Research

**Other information:** Particular experience and enthusiasm in graduate student and postdoctoral development and opportunities.

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Student, postdoc, and staff opportunities at national laboratories / Students interested in long-term planning or internships; graduating students; and postdocs and faculty interested in collaborations

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Mathematical optimization for advancing science and engineering / Students and faculty in math, computer science, operations research, statistics, and related fields

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Perspective on applying for postdoctoral positions and graduate fellowships / Graduating undergrads to postdocs

**Job Description:** I study and research a variety of mathematical concepts and their relevance to Naval problems

**Other Positions:** Assistant Professor of Mathematics Hampton University

**Education:**
B.S. Applied Mathematics / M.S. Mathematics / Ph.D. in Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Troll and Robot Analysis using Common Enemy Relations / Graduate math students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Naval funding opportunities for faculty and staff / General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

** Computational Mathematician, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory**

**Job Description:** Develop and deploy time integration and nonlinear solver algorithms and software in large-scale scientific applications. Lead a team of computational mathematicians and software developers.

**Education:**
B. S., Mathematics, Louisiana State University / M.A. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University / Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University / Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:**
Solving PDEs in the DOE / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Coupled systems, numerical libraries, and high performance computing: How do these come together? / Mathematics graduate students and beyond

**Possible Lecture Topic and Audience:** Tips for a successful interview / Graduate math majors and beyond

**Availability Constraints: ** Unavailable Dec. 2018.

**Geographical Constraints:** None, although funding for travel must be provided if it can't be done in less than a 2-hour drive.