Colloquium

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:00-11:00am
Place: Government Hall, Room 104
 
Mathematics Department presents:

Crowdmark: Online Collaborative Grading at GWU?

Crowdmark is a collaborative online grading and analytics platform that helps instructors and teaching assistants evaluate student work more effectively than ever before. Experiments involving thousands of students and more than a million exam pages have shown that Crowdmark cuts grading time in half. Audience members are encouraged to bring their laptops to participate in an interactive demonstration.

Professor James Colliander, University of Toronto and
CEO, Crowdmark, Inc.

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Short bio:
James Colliander is currently Professor of Mathematics at University of Toronto, Department of Mathematics and Founder/CEO of an education technology company called Crowdmark. He worked for two years at theUnited States Naval Research Laboratory on fiber optic sensors and then went to graduate school to study mathematics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1997 and was advised by Jean Bourgain (IAS, Princeton). Colliander's research mostly addresses dynamical aspects of solutions of Hamiltonian partial differential equations; he is one of the "I-team" (together with Terrence Tao, Gigliola Staffilani, Mark Keel and Hideo Takaoka). The name of this group has been said to come from a mollification operator used in the team's method of almost conserved quantities, or as an abbreviation for "interaction", referring both to the teamwork of the group and to the interactions of light waves with each other. The group's work was featured prominently in the 2006 Fields Medal citations for group member Terrence Tao.