# Optimization Seminar: Dr. Jonathan Kane

Thursday, February 6, 2020

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Mathematics/Psychology : 401

**Title:**

*Discussion with special guest*

**Speaker:**Dr. Jonathan Kane, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Abstract:

Abstract:

Instead of a talk, we will have discussions with a special guest, Dr. Jonathan Kane, (Emeritus Professor, Univ. Wisconsin–Whitewater) who has written a number of books and articles on math competitive exams (see below).

*Dr. Jonathan Kane (UW-Madison, Honorary Fellow)*

*Activities:*Coordinator of the Purple Comet! Math Meet;

Chair of the AIME Committee (American Invitational Mathematics Exam);

AwesomeMath Summer Program Faculty;

University of Wisconsin Math Talent Search Committee

**Some publications:**American Mathematical Contests: A Guide to Success, with Harold Reiter and

Yunzhi Zou, Kendall Hunt, 2018;

Writing Proofs in Analysis, Springer, 2016;

Purple Comet! Math Meet: the first ten years, XYZ Press, 2013;

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance with Janet E.

Mertz, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, January 2012;

Cross-Cultural Analysis of Females Identified with Exceptional

Mathematical Talent with Titu Andreescu, Joseph A. Gallian, Janet E.

Mertz, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, November 2008;

Sudoku Studio (a computer game version of the puzzle)