East Bay Math Teachers' Circle

April 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CSU East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
Gary Chin

Topic: “Tropical Geometry”  We’ll work through a series of questions to investigate what is this exciting, fairly new and very accessible development that is revolutionizing algebraic geometry, and how we can leverage it in our classes.

Facilitator: Ted Theodosopoulos

  • A mathematician teaching at the pre-college level for the past nine years. He joined the Nueva School last summer, after serving for two years as the math department chair at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA.  Before that he taught for six years at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY
  • Ted was born and raised in Greece.  As a teenager, he represented Greece at the International and Balkan Math Olympiads.  He studied at MIT, earning undergraduate degrees in Math, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Political Science, as well as a Masters and PhD in Operations Research.  For sixteen years he worked in the quantitative finance industry and taught at the American College of Thessaloniki, Drexel University, Swarthmore College and NYU.  His research is in the area of stochastic processes and their applications in Economics and Biology.
  • Ted is passionate about bringing the experiences he accumulated in the interactions of mathematics with other disciplines, from the physical and biological to the engineered and social realms, into the classroom.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP here:   https://goo.gl/forms/ZGjtpSzOkan2kY0K2

Where: Cal State University, East Bay — Hayward campus.

  • Room VB-135 (Valley Business and Technology Center)
  • See map:  http://www.csueastbay.edu/about/files/docs/hayward-hills-campus-map.pdf
  • Parking:  details on cost and locations of permit dispensers on the map
  • To avoid paying for parking you may park on a nearby street.  You can find curbside parking on Highland, University Ct., Morse Ct., and Modoc Ave just north of the campus.  From these streets, walk to the corner of Campus Dr. and Hayward Blvd., where there is a footpath entrance to the campus.