Dr. Timothy Chartier is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Davidson College. He is a recipient of a national teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America. As a researcher, Tim has worked with both Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories on the development and analysis of computational methods targeted to increase efficiency and robustness of numerical simulation on the lab's supercomputers, which are among the fastest in the world. Tim's research with and beyond the labs was recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. In his time apart from academia, Tim enjoys the performing arts, mountain biking, nature walks and hikes, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Erich Kreutzer is a student at Davidson College majoring in Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science. He is currently the president of the Bernard Society of Mathematics at Davidson College. In the summer of 2007, Erich participated in the Google Summer of Code working on the Adium instant messenger application. His areas of interest include Mac OS X application development, sports ranking, data mining, and mathematical modeling. After Davidson, Erich plans to continue his studies in computer science at graduate school. Outside of school Erich enjoys cycling, frisbee golf, and spending time with friends.
Dr. Amy Langville is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the College of Charleston. Her award-winning book, Google's PageRank and Beyond: The Science of Search Engine Rankings, coauthored with Carl Meyer, explains and analyzes several popular methods for ranking webpages. Dr. Langville's research work deals with ranking and clustering items using matrix decompositions. Her primary areas are numerical linear algebra, computational algorithms, and mathematical modeling and programming. Amy has consulted on six industrial projects with companies such as Fortune Interactive, Piffany, and the SAS Institute. She also regularly consults with law firms and is called to serve as a technical expert on patent infringement cases concerning webpage ranking systems. Off campus, Amy enjoys biking, basketball and enjoying the outdoors.
Kathryn Pedings graduated from the College of Charleston in 2008 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary Education. She is currently working towards a Master's in Mathematics at the College of Charleston and conducting research on sports ranking with Dr. Amy Langville while teaching full time at a local public high school.