**Ann
Watkins **is Professor of Mathematics at California
State University, Northridge. In January 2001, she became
president of the MAA, having served previously as second
vice-president, governor of the Southern California
Section, chair of the Coordinating Council on Education,
and co-editor of the College Mathematics Journal. Professor
Watkins' field is statistics education. In 1999, she
was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
She is a former chair of the Advanced Placement Statistics
Development Committee and the co-author or co-editor
of thirteen books including Activity-Based Statistics,
Statistics in Action, and Exploring Data. She was selected
as the 1994-1995 Cal State Northridge Outstanding Professor
and won the 1997 Cal State Northridge Award for the
Advancement of Teaching Effectiveness. Professor Watkins
will speak on January 10, 10:05 am to 10:55 am in the
Ballroom of the Phoenix Civic Plaza.

**Hyman
Bass** is the Roger Lyndon Collegiate Professor of
Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics Education at
the University of Michigan. In February 2001, he became
president of the AMS, having previously served as vice
president, member at large of the Council, and on the
Board of Trustees. Professor Bass's mathematical research
publications cover broad areas of algebra with connections
to geometry, topology, and number theory. He is a member
of the National Academy of Sciences and the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently chaired the
Mathematical Sciences Education Board at the National
Research Council and the Committee on Education of the
American Mathematical Society. He has helped to build
bridges between diverse professional communities, especially
between mathematicians and other stakeholders involved
in mathematics education. Professor Bass will speak
on January 8, 3:20 pm to 4:10 pm in the Ballroom of
the Phoenix Civic Plaza.

**Berger
and Wolfram to Deliver **

Joint Invited Addresses

**Bonnie
Berger** is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and head
of the Computation and Biology group at the MIT Computer
Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
Professor Berger is also an affiliated member of Harvard-MIT
Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and
MIT's initiative Computer Science and Systems Biology
(CSBi). Her major areas of research have been in applying
mathematical techniques to problems in molecular biology.
In particular, the focus of her research has been on
the following three core problem areas: comparative
genomics, protein structural motif recognition and discovery,
and molecular self-assembly and mis-assembly. Professor
Berger has co-authored over forty scholarly research
articles and has been invited to present at conferences
in fields ranging from randomized algorithms and graph
theory to computational molecular biology. Professor
Berger has won numerous awards and honors including
a National Science Foundation career award, a Radcliffe
Bunting Institute Science Scholarship, and the Biophysical
Society's Dayoff Award for research among others. In
1999 Professor Berger was named one of Technology Review
Magazine's TR100 for being a top young innovator of
the twenty-first century. Recently, she was elected
as a Fellow of the ACM. Professor Berger will speak
on January 9, 11:10 am to 12:00 pm.

**Stephen
Wolfram** is founder and president of Wolfram Research,
Inc., the company that developed the Mathematica computer
system. Wolfram is the principal architect of the system
and has been responsible for many parts of its implementation.
He was educated at Eton, Oxford, and Caltech. After
two years on the faculty at Caltech and four years at
the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he moved
to the University of Illinois, where until 1990 he was
director of the Center for Complex Systems Research,
and professor of physics, mathematics and computer science.
His scientific contributions have spanned a number of
areas: high-energy physics, quantum field theory, cosmology,
cellular automata, chaos and complexity theory, computational
fluid dynamics, computational encryption and the development
of SMP, and a computer algebra system that was a forerunner
of some elements of Mathematica. He is founding editor
of Complex Systems, the primary journal in the field;
his books include Cellular Automata and Complexity:
Collected Papers, Mathematica: The Student Book, Mathematica
Reference Guide, The Mathematica Book (3rd ed.), and
New Kind of Science. In 1981, Wolfram received a MacArthur
Fellowship for his work in physics and computer science.
Wolfram will speak on January 7, 11:10 am to 12:00 pm.

**This
meeting is held jointly by:**