2015 Faculty

Directors

Adriana Rose

Academic Director

Adriana Rose joined Wolfram in 2011. She holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and education from DePauw University. Adriana is a certified math teacher by the Illinois Department of Education and has multiple years of teaching experience at the high-school and college levels. She currently works in the Partnerships division at Wolfram Research, building relationships with organizations and individuals in the ed tech space.

YEARS:

 2016  |  2015

Catherine Boucher

Program Director

Catherine Boucher joined Wolfram in 1998. She is currently the Executive Director of Special Projects for Wolfram. Her team is responsible for early development of new initiatives at Wolfram including those focused on K–12 education. She and her team led the original development of Wolfram|Alpha and currently handle its mathematical content, parser development, and partnerships. She is also a founding director for the Wolfram Foundation. Catherine received her PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

YEARS:

 2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012

Carol Cronin

Event Director

Carol Cronin joined Wolfram in 1996 and leads the program administration for educational initiatives, including Wolfram Sponsorships, the Wolfram Foundation, and the Wolfram Summer Programs. She attended Eastern Illinois University and has six kids. She is a court-appointed special advocate and guardian ad litem for foster children in her community, and has served on her school district's Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012

Instructors

Rick Hennigan

Rick Hennigan recently completed a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Salem State University. His research interests primarily involve computational topology and geometry with a focus on algorithms for computing the persistent homology of large high-dimensional datasets. Aside from mathematics, Rick has interests in astronomy, cycling, and all things related to space exploration.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013

Chip Hurst

Chip Hurst joined Wolfram in 2011. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in mathematics from Purdue University. He has experience teaching in graduate school and loves helping people learn. Currently, Chip is a math content developer for Wolfram|Alpha, concentrating mainly on Step-by-step solutions. His scholarly interests include analytic number theory, algorithms, and numerical methods.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016  |  2015  |  2013

Alison Kimball

Alison Kimball has a bachelor's degree from Bates College, where she majored in mathematics and religious studies. She's been at Wolfram for about a year now as the program coordinator in the Special Projects department. One of her favorite parts of her job is teaching Wolfram Language coding classes in the Boston area. In her spare time, Alison enjoys skiing and playing tennis.

YEARS:

 2016  |  2015  |  2014

Robert Morris

Robert Morris is a midwesterner who bounced between the coasts before finally settling back in the Midwest. He received undergraduate degrees in math and physics from Brown University. After college he worked with the Special Projects group at Wolfram Research, where he helped launch the Wolfram Demonstrations Project. Rob then went back to grad school to get a PhD in particle physics theory from NYU. After a brief stint of research in stem cell development, Rob has rejoined Wolfram Research with the goal of creating new Wolfram technology-based educational initiatives.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016  |  2015

Stephanie Oh

Stephanie Oh has a BA and MS in mathematics from Northwestern University and Purdue University. She has been at Wolfram for almost three years as part of the Education Software Technology group. During her free time, she enjoys powerlifting, reading, and traveling. She also enjoys topology and graph theory, and loves to teach others about them. She is a certified scuba diver, and recently got into snowboarding. Her claim to fame is that she was once on the front page of Reddit.

YEARS:

 2016  |  2015  |  2014

Christopher Wolfram

Christopher Wolfram is a full-stack programmer and algorithm developer who has been programming in the Wolfram Language since a young age. He has been the lead developer for several built-in Wolfram Language functions (including Nearest and Encrypt), as well as for Tweet-a-Program and several of his own apps. He has presented at SXSW, Maker Faire, livecoding.tv and other venues on topics such as machine learning, data science and IoT programming. Christopher enjoys 3D modeling, Haskell, Swift, history, tennis and traveling. He has been a mentor in the Wolfram Summer Programs for five years.

YEARS:

 2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012

Konrad Wrobel

Konrad Wrobel was recently awarded a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will be pursuing his PhD in mathematics at Texas A&M University starting in the fall of 2015. His interests include mathematical logic, Borel equivalence relations, ergodic theory, geometric measure theory, and harmonic analysis. Konrad attended the Mathematica Summer Camp in its inaugural year and enjoyed it immensely. Outside of scholarly pursuits, he is a magic enthusiast and enjoys reading manga, playing go, solving new Rubik's puzzles, and playing video games.

YEARS:

 2015

Guest Speakers

Stephen Wolfram

Eric Rowland

Vitaliy Kaurov

David Reiss