Adjunct professor

# ’The Math Guy’ - Adjunct Professor from Stanford

## Mathematician Keith Devlin from Stanford University has been named Adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, starting 1st of August 2022.

Devlin, who completed his PhD in 1971, has been engaged in public outreach of mathematics since early in his career, and has established himself in- and outside academia as a respected science communicator - authoring both a number of influential scientific articles as well as writing several of his many books for a more general audience.

This interest in mathematics outreach is reflected in some of the projects he has directed and co-founded at Stanford, one being the Stanford Mathematics Outreach Project, which helps students, teachers, and citizens at large with understanding the larger and much evolved field of present-day mathematics.

In the second half of his long career, his research applied mathematical thinking to the theory of information, communication, models of reasoning, intelligence analysis, and mathematics education. These interests made him particularly knowledgeable on the role mathematics plays in society, leading in particular to regular appearances on American National Public Radio, where he was known as ‘The Math Guy’.

This interest in mathematics outreach is reflected in some of the projects he has directed and co-founded at Stanford, one being the Stanford Mathematics Outreach Project, which helps students, teachers, and citizens at large with understanding the larger and much evolved field of present-day mathematics.

In the second half of his long career, his research applied mathematical thinking to the theory of information, communication, models of reasoning, intelligence analysis, and mathematics education. These interests made him particularly knowledgeable on the role mathematics plays in society, leading in particular to regular appearances on American National Public Radio, where he was known as ‘The Math Guy’.

This interest in mathematics outreach is reflected in some of the projects he has directed and co-founded at Stanford, one being the Stanford Mathematics Outreach Project, which helps students, teachers, and citizens at large with understanding the larger and much evolved field of present-day mathematics.

In the second half of his long career, his research applied mathematical thinking to the theory of information, communication, models of reasoning, intelligence analysis, and mathematics education. These interests made him particularly knowledgeable on the role mathematics plays in society, leading in particular to regular appearances on American National Public Radio, where he was known as ‘The Math Guy’.