Monday, August 06, 2012

Cool Mathematician

I should be half so creative:
Kevin Short's career does not exactly sum up what you would think of when you hear “mathematics.”

The University of New Hampshire professor and Durham father of four is a Grammy Award winner, could be responsible for the country's first smartphone app, is responsible for the first startup company to come out of UNH, and is now using math to improve hearing aids so that people actually want to use them.

The perspective and creativity with which Short applies math to real-life problems also appeals to his students, whether it is an 8 a.m. calculus class, or a late-night seminar with graduate students.

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