Conrad Wolfram

 Conrad WolframConrad Wolfram

Location: UK
Area of educational interest: Transforming the mathematics curriculum and other areas of technical education to make them both more conceptual and more practical, and achieving this by making them computer-based. Changing the way we transmit ideas from textbooks to knowledge apps.
Why I’m involved in EFF: To help to empower education with the rethink that modern technologies enable it to have


About Me:
www.conradwolfram.com
www.wolfram.com
Conrad Wolfram, physicist and mathematician, is strategic director and European co-founder of the Wolfram group of companies.

Wolfram Research specializes in pushing the boundaries of computation, mathematics and knowledge, including making Mathematica software and the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine. Conrad’s instigation and leadership of business and technical initiatives has been central to many new directions in Wolfram companies and, more widely, in the technical computing industry.
He is a regular keynote speaker on topics ranging from future technology to the reformation of mathematics education. Conrad holds a degree in natural sciences and mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

He is particularly interested in transforming the mathematics curriculum and other areas of technical education to make them both more conceptual and more practical, and achieving this by making them computer-based. He is passionate about changing the way we transmit ideas from textbooks to knowledge apps.
Watch Conrad’s 2010 TEDTalk below, in which he presents his radical idea to teach children mathematics through computer programming.