EDUCATION

University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. Mathematics (2001). Fully supported by a six-year National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship.

M.A. Mathematics (1997).

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
A.B. Mathematics (1995). Minor: Physics. Magna cum laude.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Non-degree student (2008–2013). Completed 15 graduate credit hours in statistics, bioinformatics, and management science; 20 undergraduate credit hours in assorted fields.

RESEARCH AREAS

Mathematics education. Methods to visualize and analyze large, multi-dimensional data sets of partially ordered categorical data. Unconventional data representations and visualizations. Collaborating with researchers from non-traditional computational disciplines, including the arts and humanities.

EMPLOYMENT

Art of Problem Solving, San Diego, CA

Mathematician (August 2013–present)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Center for Remote Data Analysis and Visualization at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS)
Coordinator of Education, Outreach, and Training (March 2010–September 2013)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Research Assistant Professor (December 2011–September 2013)

Research Associate II (March 2010–December 2011)

Mathematics Department
Lecturer (2003–2010) and Service Course Coordinator (2005–2010)

Center for Excellence in Education, Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Director (2009–2010), Assistant Director (summers 2007, 2008), Teaching Fellow (summer 1997)

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

Assistant Professor (2002–2003)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Assistant Professor (2001–2002)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Visiting Assistant Professor (summer 2001)

PUBLICATIONS

A.F. Szczepanski, C. Yost, N. Magden, C.I. Staples, E. Meaney. Opposites Attract: Computational and quantitative outreach through artistic expressions, Proceedings of the Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment Gateway to Discovery - XSEDE ‘13, San Diego, CA; ACM: New York, NY, 2013; Article no. 68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2484762.2484772.

A.F. Szczepanski, J. Huang, S. Ahern, M.R. Fahey. A tale of two systems: flexibility of usage of Kraken and Nautilus at the National Institute for Computational Sciences, Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Bridging from the eXtreme to the campus and beyond, Chicago, IL; ACM: New York, NY, 2012; Article no. 6. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2335755.2335794.

A.F. Szczepanski, T. Baer, Y.C. Mack, J. Huang, S. Ahern. Usage of an HPC Data Analysis and Visualization System. Computer, 17 May 2012. IEEE computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society, http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2012.192.

A.F. Szczepanski. Knit Knit Revolution. In Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics, s-m. belcastro & C.A. Yackel (Eds.) published by AK Peters/CRC Press (2011). ISBN-13: 978-1-56881-435-3.

A.F. Szczepanski and A.P. Kositsky. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pre-Algebra, published by Alpha Books (2008). ISBN-13: 978-1-59257-772-9.

A.F. Szczepanski. Quilted Möbius Band. In: Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects, s-m. belcastro & C.A. Yackel, (Eds.) published by AK Peters (2007). ISBN-13: 978-1-56881-331-8.

s-m. belcastro, A.F. Szczepanski, and C.A. Yackel. (K)not Cables, Braids. In: Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects, s-m. belcastro & C.A. Yackel, (Eds.) published by AK Peters (2007). ISBN-13: 978-1-56881-331-8.

A.F. Szczepanski. Generic flatness and the Jacobson conjecture. Comm. Algebra 33 (2005), no. 11, 4159–4169.

PRESENTATIONS

Maps with ggplot2. R-Ladies San Diego, Escondido, CA. December 12, 2017.

Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS): How to use other people’s hard work to make your statistical code run faster. R-Ladies San Diego, San Diego, CA. November 21, 2017.

Overview of Visualization. Half-day tutorial presented at the US/EU HPC summer school, Budapest, Hungary. June 5, 2014.

Opposites Attract: Computational and quantitative outreach through artistic expressions (Lightning Talk). XSEDE13, San Diego, CA. July 24, 2013.

Introduction to Visualization with R. Half-day tutorial presented to the Virtual School of Computer Science and Engineering. July 10, 2013.

Overview of Visualization. Half-day tutorial presented at the US/EU HPC summer school, New York, NY. June 28, 2013.

Null_Sets (with Evan Meaney). University of Tennessee Mic/Nite. March 13, 2013.

The Art of Making Mistakes on Purpose. Innovative Computing Laboratory lunch seminar, University of Tennessee. February 22, 2013.

Visualization with VisIt. Half-day tutorial presented at XSEDE workshop at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA. February 21, 2013.

Big Data and Big Computers. University of Tennessee Mathematics Junior Colloquium. February 7, 2013.

College Algebra at the University of Tennessee: Understanding the students and their progress. Guest lecture to two graduate courses in Information Sciences (databases and data mining). November 27, 2012.

A Tale of Two Systems: Flexibility of usage of Kraken and Nautilus at the National Institute for Computational Sciences. XSEDE12, Chicago, IL. July 17, 2012.

Overview of Visualization. Half-day tutorial presented at the US/EU HPC summer school, Dublin, Ireland. June 28, 2012.

Handling Data with Excel and Computational Games with Lightbot 2.0. Half-day tutorial presented at the NICS/ORAU computational thinking workshop for in-service teachers. Oak Ridge, TN. June 7, 2012.

Overview of Visualization. Half-day tutorial presented at the SURA/XSEDE workshop, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. May 8, 2012.

Computer Art and the Letter X. Gathering for Gardner G4G10, Atlanta, GA. March 29, 2012.

How HPC is Different from Your Own Computer, National Institute for Computational Sciences HPC Spring training, Oak Ridge, TN. March 19, 2012.

High Performance Computing in Engineering. Talk presented to the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, University of Tennessee. February 9, 2012.

Understanding the Encoding of JPEG Images. University of Tennessee Mathematics Junior Colloquium. January 19, 2012.

Opportunities with XSEDE. University of Tennessee digital humanities seminar. December 6, 2011.

Python Workshop. Five-session course presented at The Neighborhood Center, Knoxville, TN. October 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3, 2011.

Computing with UT’s Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center. Presentation to 9th–12th grade girls in the STEM Academy at Hardin Valley Academy, Knoxville, TN. September 19, 2011.

First Steps with OpenMP: Parallel programming for everyone (with Yashema Mack). Half-day tutorial presented at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL. September 13, 2011.

Overview of Visualization. Tutorial presented at the US/EU HPC summer school, Lake Tahoe, CA. August 11, 2011.

High Performance Computing with the University of Tennessee at ORNL. Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning, Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge, TN. August 2, 2011.

R with High Performance Computing: Parallel processing and large memory, Greater Boston R UseRs group, Cambridge, MA. July 28, 2011.

First Steps with OpenMP: Parallel programming for everyone (with Yashema Mack). Half-day tutorial presented at the TeraGrid ‘11 conference, Salt Lake City, UT. July 17, 2011.

Petascale Programming Environments and Tools–Visualization: Overview, R, VisIt, and Portals (with Sean Ahern, Dave Semeraro, and Scott Simmerman). Half-day tutorial presented to the Virtual School of Computer Science and Engineering. July 15, 2011.

R for TeraGrid Campus Champions. Workshop presented electronically. June 22, June 29, and July 6, 2011.

A Brief Introduction to R on Nautilus. Half-day tutorial at Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Training Day in Oak Ridge, Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring (CI-TEAM). May 19, 2011.

Bringing Scientific Computing to Your Fingertips. Hudson-Mohawk Valley Area Mathematics Conference, Schenectady High School, Schenectady, NY. March 26, 2011.

Curvature, Knitted Objects, and Integer Sequences. Tensor Scholars, City University of New York, York College, Jamaica (Queens), New York. December 2, 2010.

Introduction to VisIt: Visualization and Analysis for Very Large Data Sets (with Hank Childs, Jeremy Meredith, and Dave Pugmire). Tutorial presented at Supercomputing 10, New Orleans, LA. November 15, 2010.

Hands-on with Nautilus and Workflows. JICS/IGMCS seminar series, University of Tennessee. October 28, 2010.

Hands-on with Nautilus and VisIt. JICS/IGMCS seminar series, University of Tennessee. October 21, 2010.

Hands-on with Nautilus and R. JICS/IGMCS seminar series, University of Tennessee. October 14, 2010.

Introducing RDAV & Nautilus for Visualization, Data Analysis, and Workflows (with Sean Ahern, Qing Gary Liu, Larry Pezzaglia, and Scott Simmerman). Tutorial presented at TeraGrid 10, Pittsburgh, PA. Monday, August 2, 2010.

Parallel Processing with R. New England R Users Group, Cambridge, MA. July 19, 2010.

Untangled Threads: Mathematical Knitting. University of Tennessee Mathematics Junior Colloquium. February 26, 2009.

Calculating Patterns for Knitted Surfaces. AMS Special Session on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Fiber Arts. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC. Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

Designing Patterns for Knitting Geometric Shapes. Gathering for Gardner G4G8, Atlanta, GA. March 27, 2008.

Math and Knitting: a real-world application. Hudson-Mohawk Mathematics Conference, Niskayuna, NY. March 25, 2006.

Decoding the Bar Code. Hudson-Mohawk Mathematics Conference, Latham, NY. April 2, 2005.

Quilts in the Classroom. AMS Special Session on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Fiber Arts. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA. Friday, January 7, 2005.

Fractals – The Julia Set. Hudson-Mohawk Mathematics Conference, Delmar, NY. March 13, 2004.

Computer Typesetting and the Letter S. University of Tennessee Mathematics Junior Colloquium. March 4, 2004.

Fractals – The Julia Set. Knox County Schools Teacher Workshop, Knoxville, TN. February 13, 2004.

Mathematics of Repeating Geometric Patterns. Hudson-Mohawk Mathematics Conference, Burnt Hills, NY. March 22, 2003.

Quilting the Dihedral Group. MAA Session on Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD. January 18, 2003.

Group Theory and the Design of Patchwork Quilts. Mathematics Colloquium, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. November 18, 2002.

Nullstellensatz Variations. Olivetti Club Seminar, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. April 3, 2001.

FILM

Big_Sleep™. Evan Meaney and Amy Szczepanski. Short film (00:27:44), HD Video. Distributed by Video Data Bank, 2015.

ART EXHIBITIONS (GROUP) AND AWARDS

Distributed Microtopias, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), Jakarta, Indonesia; Ithaca, NY; Online. 2012/2013. Curated by Dale Hudson. Jury prize for Null_Sets, joint work with Evan Meaney.

A Spin on the Vandercook (juried), Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN. March 2012.

Mathematical Art Exhibit, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD. January 2003.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Programming experience in R, SQL, LaTeX, Perl, Python, Bash, C, C++, and OpenMP. Basic familiarity with Javascript, HTML, CSS, MATLAB, SAS, MPI, and CUDA. Limited experience programming for Intel Xeon Phi systems. Extensive use of high performance computing systems at the National Institute for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge, TN.

Security Clearance: Department of Defense TS-SI from June 1994 to September 2007.