2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Undergraduate and 5th Annual Graduate Research Conference

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Plenary Address

Keith Devlin

The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS: The real mathematical story that inspired the hit television series


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Dr. Keith Devlin is a Senior Researcher at Center for the Study of Language and Information and its Executive Director, a Consulting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network and of the university's H-STAR institute. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. He also works on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis. Other research interests include: theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition. He has written 25 books and over 75 published research articles. He is "the Math Guy" on National Public Radio.


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