Known as the “Math Guy” on National Public Radio and author of 30 books and over 80 published research articles, Keith Devlin is a recognized mathematician. In 2003, he was lauded by the California State Assembly for his “innovative work and longtime service in the field of mathematics and its relation to logic and linguistics.” Today, Devlin’s research focuses on designing information and reasoning systems for intelligence analysis and utilizing different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. His other research interests include the theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition.
The co-founder and executive director of Stanford University’s H-STAR Institute, co-founder of Stanford’s Media X research network, and a senior researcher at CSLI, Devlin is also a World Economic Forum Fellow and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award.
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