Gehman Lecturers

1968

M. F. Smiley, SUNY Albany
The Algebra of Rectangular Matrices

1969

A. J. Coleman, Queen’s University
Induced and Subduced Representations of Groups

1970

P. Gilbert, Syracuse University
Mathematical Programming

1971

J. F. Randolph, RIT and University of Rochester
Backward, Turn Backward

1972

W. Eberlein, University of Rochester
The Problem of Geometry

1973

K. May, University of Toronto
Communication Problems in Mathematics

1974

A. Denese, SUNY Fredonia
The Mathematician as Teacher

1975

E. Hemmingsen, Syracuse University
Topological Dynamics on Surfaces

1976

K. Magill, SUNY at Buffalo
Some Topics in Semigroups of Continuous Functions

1977

W. Lucas, Cornell University
Mathematical Modeling: Examples and Course Materials

1978

G. Young, University of Rochester
Our Future in Mathematics

1979

A. Bednarek, University of Florida
Relational Structures and Theoretical Computer Science

1980

H. Coxeter, University of Toronto
My Graph

1981

J. Kemperman, University of Rochester
Systems of Mating and Equilibrium in the Presence of Imprinting

1982

J. Hartmanis, Cornell University
Computational Complexity of Feasible Computations

1983

J. Aczel, University of Waterloo
Some Recent Applications of Functional Equations to the Behavioral Sciences

1984

P. Hilton, SUNY Binghamton
Linear Algebra Without Tears – and Without Vector Spaces

1985

W. Jurkat, Syracuse University
A Vector Approach to Euclidean Geometry

1986

J. Hopcroft, Cornell University
The Role of Algebra and Topology in Robotics and CAD/CAM

1987

M. Ablowitz, Clarkson
Solitons and Exact Solutions of Nonlinear partial Differential Equations of Physical Interest

1988

W. Tutte, University of Waterloo
Counting Polyhedra

1989

J. D. Cole, RPI
Concepts from Applied Mathematics

1990

M. W. Cohen, Cornell University
Combinatorial Group Theory: A Geometric Subject

1991

John Hubbard, Cornell University
The Structure of Complex Analytic Dynamics

1992

Jonathan M. Borwein, University of Waterloo
Guided Computer Experimentation in Mathematics – Euler, Mahler, Ramanujan, and MAPLE

1993

Douglas Ravanel, University of Rochester
Fractals and Iterated Function Systems

1994

Margaret Cheney, RPI
Imaging the Interior of the Body with Electric Fields

1995

William W. Menasco, University at Buffalo
A Tangled Tale

1996

Donald Drew, RPI
Mathematical Aspects of Bubbly Flows

1997

Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
Whitehead's Algorithm in Free Groups, Surface Groups, and Hyperbolic Groups

1998

William Langford, Fields Institute
Dynamical Disease

1999

Ross Geoghegan, SUNY Binghamton
Prime Factors, 2 by 2 Matrices, and the Hyperbolic Plane

2000

Sidney Resnick, Cornell University
Infinite Source Poisson Models with Heavy Tailed Transmission Times, Probabilistic Modeling and Data Networks

2001

Robert Connelly, Cornell University
Why Things Don’t Fall Down: Tensegrities and How They Hold the World Together

2002

Alan Taylor, Union College
Is Honesty the Best Policy?

2003

Jack Graver, Syracuse University
The Graphite Boundary Sequence Problem

2004

Tom Head, SUNY Binghamton
Microsoft Computing: Writing on Molecules in Fluid Memory

2005

David Lantz, Colgate University Rings of Integer Valued Polynomials,

2006

John Guckenheimer, Cornell University
The Geometry of Relaxation Oscillations

2007

Mark Watkins, Syracuse University
Generalization to Infinite Graphs of a Theorem of W.T. Tutte

2008

Michael Gage, University of Rochester
On Positive Centers, Integral Geometry, and The Isoperimetric Deficit

2009

Steven Strogatz, Cornell University
The Calculus of Friendship

2010

Martin Wells, Cornell University
The Adventures of a Statistician in the Legal System

2011

Allan Greenleaf, University of Rochester
The Mathematics and Physics of Invisibility Cloaks

2012

Col. Steve Horton, United States Military Academy
Optimal Generation and Packing of Steiner Trees in a Rectilinear Grid

2013

Ted Cox, Syracuse University
Stochastic Models on Graphs

2014

Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Perfection and Beyond

2015

Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
Bursts, Cascades, and Hot Spots: Mathematical Models of the Online World

2016

Luise-Charlotte Kappe, Binghamton University
Finite Coverings: A Journey through Groups, Loops, Rings and Semigroups

2017

Manuela Campanelli, RIT
Numerical Relativity in the Gravitational Wave Observation Era

2018

Satyan Devadoss, University of San Diego
The Shape of Associativity

2019

Carl Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
The Shocking Story of Crowds