Math-O-Vision 2014 Judges
Alan Alda, six-time Emmy-award and Golden Globe Award winning actor and director, he has appeared in hits such as M*A*S*H and The West Wing. As a Visiting Professor at SUNY Stony Brook, he has become a leader in, as well as outstanding advocate for, science communication, most recently expressed in his “Flame Challenge” that asks scientists to compete in coming up with explanations of scientific phenomena that “an 11 year-old would understand.” He is also on the board of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
Eric Kaplan is a storied writer and executive producer of television shows, has written for hits such as the Late Show with David Letterman, Malcolm in the Middle, Flight of the Conchords, and Futurama. He currently writes for The Big Bang Theory. His interest in comedy intersects with a deep love of philosophy and science, which he is even qualified to teach! He is also the creator of a new puppet talk show titled Love Me Cat.
Steven Strogatz, award-winning Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University and has been praised for his New York Times columns, which have been expanded and published in The Joy of X last October. We are honored to have such an influential scholar, educator, and visionary judging for Math-O-Vision.
Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Hip-hop musician, writer, and composer. His famous iOS app DJ Mixer has been downloaded more than 12 million times, and he has had the privilege of working for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and many world-famous galleries. His interest in graphic design led him to his current job as the executive editor of ORIGIN magazine. Alongside his extensive discography, he also is a Professor at the European Graduate School.
Ge Wang, Assistant Professor at Stanford University in music and computer science as well as a Co-Founder of Smule, a mobile application startup where has designed popular apps such as Ocarina and Magic Piano. He is a talented designer and educator who shares Math-O-Vision’s mission to visualize math in the digital realm.
Lorie Loeb is a Research Professor at Dartmouth College in computer science and Director of the college’s Digital Arts Minor. She has animated films that have won two Emmy Awards and films that were screened at places like the Sundance Film Festival. Currently, Lorie works on designing and building web and mobile apps that show complex data in meaningful ways.
Dan Rockmore, Director of the Neukom Institute of Computational Science and Founder of the Math-O-Vision Competition. He is also the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science at Dartmouth College, where he chairs the Mathematics department. In 1995, he was one of 15 scientists awarded a five-year Presidential Faculty Fellowship from the White House for excellence in education and research.