Keith Devlin, Mathematician, Emeritus, Stanford University, USA
Keynote title: Can there be a (mathematically-grounded) “physics” of learning?
Dr. Keith Devlin is an emeritus mathematician at Stanford University, a co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Stanford H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford mediaX research network, and a Senior Researcher Emeritus at CSLI. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Much of his current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. In this connection, he is a co-founder and President of an educational technology company, BrainQuake, that creates mathematics learning video games. For several years he worked on the design of information systems for intelligence analysis.
Other past research interests included: theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition. He has written 33 books and over 80 published research articles. Recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award. In 2003, he was recognized by the California State Assembly for his "innovative work and longtime service in the field of mathematics and its relation to logic and linguistics." For many years he was "the Math Guy" on National Public Radio.