2015 Math-O-Vision Judges
This esteemed panel will select the movies that Middle school and High school math classrooms will view to award our prizes.
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.
Alex Bellos writes and talks, usually, about mathematics. Sometimes, about Brazil. His popular science books – Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass – are both bestsellers and have been translated into more than 20 languages. (In America they have the titles Here’s Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math). Mr. Bellos writes a maths blog for the Guardian newspaper and frequently speaks on maths at conferences, festivals, in schools and in companies.
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.