Three Guest Speakers: Professors Loyce Adams, Jody Bourgeois, Anna Karlin

Friday, October 13, 2006 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Loyce Adams
Professor of Applied Mathematics
University of Washington
Jody Bourgeois
Professor of Earth & Space Sciences
University of Washington
Anna Karlin
Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

Professor Loyce Adams* completed her undergraduate work at the West
Virginia Institute of Technology in Mathematics in 1975. She obtained
her doctorate degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of
Virginia in 1983. She has been at the University of Washington since
1985 and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Computer Science
department. Professor Adams has received support from the Air Force
Office of Scientific Research, the Department of Energy, Digital
Equipment Corporation, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is
currently an editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific and Statistical
Computing, and recently spent a year at ETH in Zürich.

*Professor Jody Bourgeois* obtained her doctorate degree in Geology from
the University of Wisconsin in 1980. Her main research interests are:
environmental and process analysis of clastic sediments and sedimentary
rocks; interpretation of sedimentary structures; and tectonics and
sedimentation. She also teaches and does research in the history of
geology, believing that exploration of the philosophy and methodology
that have driven scientific inquiry leads to more fruitful generation
and testing of hypotheses, and to more critical analysis of present-day
models. Bourgeois also served a two-year stint as a Program Director in
the Earth Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation.

*Professor Anna Karlin* received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1987
from Stanford University. She spent 5 years as a principal scientist at
Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center before coming to
the University of Washington. Her research is primarily in theoretical
computer science: the design and analysis of algorithms, particularly
probabilistic and online algorithms. Recently, she has been working at
the interface between theory and other areas, such as economics and game
theory, data mining, operating systems, networks, and distributed systems.