Award: Carl B. Allendoerfer
Year of Award: 2003
Publication Information: Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 75(2002), pp. 187-202
Summary: An extension of Rall's one-variable automatic differentiation system.
About the Author: (from Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 75 (2002)) Dan Kalman received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1980. He joined the mathematics faculty at American University in 1993, following an eight-year stint in the aerospace industry (working on automatic differentiation, among other things) and earlier teaching positions in Wisconsin and South Dakota. Kalman has won three MAA writing awards, is on the Editorial Board of FOCUS, and served a term as Associate Executive Director of the MAA. His interests include matrix algebra, curriculum development, and interactive computer environments for exploring mathematics, especially using Mathwright software.