Dr. Kamal Abouchedid, Director of the Office of Tests, Measurement
and Evaluation at Notre Dame
University, Lebanon. Dr. Abouchedid is a leading Lebanese expert on education
theory and practice in the Arab world.
He received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Manchester, U.K. in 1997.
Further, he was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
where he had worked for 8 months at the Department of Sociology under the supervision
of Professor Joe R. Feagin.
Dr. Kamal Abouchedid, Director
Dr. Abouchedid has published his multi-disciplinary research papers in North
American and Western European refereed, indexed and abstracted journals.
His details are:
Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE)
Notre Dame University
P. O. Box: 72, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
Office: +961-9-218950 (ext: 2128)
Professor Bruno Buchberger, Johannes
Kepler University, Austria. Bruno
Buchberger is professor of Computer Mathematics at the
Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler
University, Austria. Prof. Buchberger is a Member of the European
Academy of Science.
with three honorary doctorates. He is founding editor of the Journal of Symbolic Computation.
He is founder of the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), the Software Park Hagenberg, Austria.
and the International School for Informatics, Hagenberg, Austria. Prof. Buchberger is the inventor of the theory and method of Grobner
- over 3000 citations in the on-line citation index citeseer.nj.nec.com,
- several millions of installations in the current mathematical software systems like Mathematica, Maple etc.,
- worldwide, ten textbooks were written on Buchberger's Grobner bases theory,
- and worldwide over 1000 research papers were published on his theory.
His current main research
activity is to initiate and direct the Theorema Project for formal mathematics (automated
mathematical proving and formal theory exploration). He presented 150
keynote and invited talks at international conferences in Europe, US,
Professor Nabil Fares, has taught a variety of engineering courses at several
universities. Before starting his own consulting company, he was a
professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and then
at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York, for a combined period of
about 10 years. As a certified instructor for Wolfram Research, Fares has taught "M101: A First Course in Mathematica"
since 2001. Fares has used Mathematica since 1988 in both teaching and
research. In teaching, he has developed and demonstrated Mathematica
packages to illustrate engineering analysis methods. In research, he has
developed advanced engineering software for clients, an experience that
has enhanced his teaching abilities.
Gage, University of Rochester, USA. Michael Gage
received his B.S. from Antioch College and his Ph.D. in mathematics from
Stanford University in 1978. His thesis in differential geometry was
supervised by Robert Osserman. He has held visiting positions at Michigan
State University, the University of Delaware, the University of
Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve University, l'Institute des Hautes
Etudes Scientific (Paris) and the University of California at San Diego.
He is currently a full professor at the University of Rochester. Prof.
Gage has worked on a range of problems in differential geometry, including
isoperimetric inequality problems such as a proof of Gehring's conjecture
on linked spheres and eigenvalue estimates on Riemannian manifolds.
Prof. Gage was the recipient of the MAA Seaway section Distinguished
Teaching Award for 1996-97 and also received the University of Rochester's
prestigious Goergen Award for
Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching in
October 1997. Beginning in 1996, Prof. Gage and Prof. Arnold Pizer began
development at the University of Rochester of a web-based system for
checking homework and providing immediate feedback for students using the
World Wide Web. Called WeBWorK, and supported by a grant from the NSF, the
system is now in use at over 100 universities and colleges.
Prof. Gage has been active in promoting co-curricular mathematics
activities for undergraduates. He was the faculty advisor for SUMS
(Society for Undergraduate Mathematics Students) from its inception until
2001. He also serves as the department's liaison to the MAA (Mathematics
Association of America).
Hughes Hallett, University of Arizona, USA. Deborah Hughes Hallett, a
Professor in the University of Arizona Department of Mathematics and
Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University, is an international authority on the teaching of
mathematics. She is the author of several college-level mathematics texts
and is a member of the College Boards Committee reviewing the new
Math-SAT. She has recently completed a National Academy of Science report
on Advanced Study in American High Schools. She has received the Louise
Hay Prize, and was elected Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, for her contributions to mathematics education. In
2004, she received the MAA Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2005,
Prof. Hughes Hallett won the University of Arizona's College of Science "Award for
Innovation" in recognition of "outstanding educational innovation
developed and applied in the classroom."
Professor Edamana V. Krishnan, Sultan Qaboos University. Professor
E.V. Krishnan received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics
from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1979. He is currently
working as an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics
and Statistics at the Sultan Qaboos University. He has been associated
with Sultan Qaboos University since November, 1987, and has been both
participant and observer to the events and developments that have greatly
transformed the shape of this institute since its inception. Also, he has
been the Deputy Head of the Department since September, 2004.
McCallum, University of Arizona. Prof. McCallum is a University Distinguished Professor of
Mathematics at the University of Arizona. Born in Sydney, Australia in
1956, he graduated with honors and a University Medal from the University
of New South Wales in 1977, and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from
Harvard University in 1984, under the supervision of Barry Mazur. After
spending two years at the University of California, Berkeley, and one at
the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, he joined the
faculty at the University of Arizona in 1987. In 1989 he joined the
Harvard calculus consortium, and he is the lead author of the consortium's
multivariable calculus and college algebra texts. In 1993-94 he spent a
year at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, and in 1995-96 he
spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study on a Centennial
Fellowship from the American Mathematical Society. In 2005 he received the
Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars from the
National Science Foundation. His professional interests include
arithmetic algebraic geometry and mathematics education. He has received
grants and written articles, essays, and books in both areas. He is
currently director of the Institute for Mathematics and Education at the
University of Arizona.
Professor Walter Piegorsch, University of Arizona.
Piegorsch earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. Statistics at the Biometrics
Unit, Cornell University. He was a Statistician with the U.S. National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences from 1984 to 1993, then moved
to the University of South Carolina, Columbia, where he was Professor and
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Statistics. Walter has co-authored or
co-edited two books, Statistics for Environmental Biology and Toxicology with
A. John Bailer, and Case Studies in Environmental Statistics with Douglas
W. Nychka and Lawrence H. Cox. He also serves or has served as a member of
the Editorial Board of Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis and
Mutation Research, the Editorial Review Board of Environmental Health
Perspectives, and as an Associate Editor for Environmetrics, Environmental
and Ecological Statistics, Biometrics, and the Journal of the American
Statistical Association. Walter is a Fellow of the American Statistical
Association, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute,
and has received a Distinguished Achievement Medal from the American
Statistical Association Section on Statistics and the Environment. He has
served as Vice-Chair of the American Statistical Association Council of
Sections Governing Board, as Program Chairman of the Joint Statistical
Meetings, and as Secretary of the Eastern North American Region of the
International Biometric Society. He has also served and continues to serve
on advisory boards and peer review groups for governmental agencies
including the U.S. National Toxicology Program, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Dr. Webster West, Texas A&M University. Webster West is an
associate professor of statistics, Dept. of Statistics, Texas A&M
university. He is also the founder and CEO of Integrated Analytics LLC.
Professor West has published extensively in computational and graphical
statistics and is considered one of the pioneers in learning via the World
Wide Web. In fact, Professor West is the developer (with Todd Ogden of
Columbia University) of
DoStat, an online course management system. He also created
WebStat and StatCrunch, which are data analysis softwares for the Web.
Professor West has written many applets to help statistics students learn
Lotfi Hermi, University of Arizona. Dr. Hermi
received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Missouri, Columbia
in 1999. He has been at the University of Arizona since 2000. Dr. Hermi
lead the Mathematics for Business Decisions
workshop at the Third International Conference on the Teaching of
Mathematics at the Undergraduate Level in Istanbul, Turkey (July
2006), and has used technology in the classroom since 1993
(Mathematica, Excel, Winplot). Together with Professors Hughes Hallett
and McCallum, he developed materials
for exploring apportionment procedures around the world.