I’m an emeritus mathematician at Stanford University in California. I’m a co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus of Stanford’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI.

I’m a World Economic Forum Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

My current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences, with a particular focus of late on video games. In this connection, I am co-founder and President of an educational technology company, BrainQuake, that creates mathematics learning video games.  I also work on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis. My other research interests include: theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition.

I’ve written 32 books and over 80 published research articles. I’m a recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award. In 2003, I was recognized by the California State Assembly for my “innovative work and longtime service in the field of mathematics and its relation to logic and linguistics.”

And, last but by no means least, I’m “the Math Guy” on National Public Radio.

For more details, visit my website http://profkeithdevlin.com/


1 Response to “About me”

  1. 1 Maria José Rengifo Ochoa September 20, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Mi name is María José, I’m from Colombia-Bogotá, I’m 15 years old, and I speak english quite well but no absolutely, I’m very very intesesting with the course because is a really different way to learn and If you don’t have the best score in a quiz-for example- that’s no matter, sometimes people want that a number define us and I don’t like that, We are not a number, we are students but first, we are people, humans, and I think your edacation is focused like that, ”undestanding, not doing”, I’m so happy with the course, I know is a great oportunity to open my world and my mind, thank you so much.
    I really appreciate that you answer my message.

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I'm Dr. Keith Devlin, a mathematician at Stanford University. I gave my first free, open, online math course in fall 2012, and have been offering it twice a year since then. This blog chronicles my experiences as they happen.

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