Jerome Gilles, Ph.D. (Ecole Normale Superieure of Cachan, France, 2006) Gilles is a mathematician specializing in applied harmonic analysis. His areas of interest include Fourier and wavelet analysis, signal and image processing, inverse problems, compressive sensing and adaptive (data-driven) methods. He is presently developing a new adaptive wavelet theory called Empirical Wavelet Transform (EWT) which paves the way to the creation of new harmonic analysis tools providing much more accurate time-frequency representation than other existing methods. He is currently investigating the use of such tools in the neuroscience field by analyzing electroencephalographic signals involved in Parkinson’s disease and Epileptic patients.                          

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Bo-Wen Shen, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University, 1998) Shen is an atmospheric scientist specializing in global numerical weather and climate modeling, high-end computing, and nonlinear dynamics.  His areas of interest include numerical hurricane modeling, predictability of nonlinear weather systems, nonlinear multiscale analysis, scientific visualizations and parallel computing.  He has been a principal investigator for the NASA High-End Computing (HEC) program since 2006, and a principal investigator for the NASA Advanced Information System Technology (AIST) program of Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) since 2009. Since 2011, he has studied the chaos in high-order Lorenz models with the aim of understanding the impact of butterfly effect on predictability.

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William Zahner, Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011) Zahner is a mathematics educator whose uses a sociocultural approach to learning to research how students learn important algebraic concepts though participating in mathematical discussions. Zahner’s recent work has combined tools from discourse analysis and mathematics education research to explore the affordances of classroom discussions in linguistically diverse mathematics classrooms where some students are classified as English Learners. As a graduate student, Zahner was supported by a fellowship from the National Science Foundation funded Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as. He also has six years of experience as a secondary mathematics teacher, including three years in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.