2021 Main Speaker

Leo Pinheiro is an associate professor of Mathematics at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. He earned his Ph.D. at Bowling Green State University in 2014. His research is focused on the dynamics of linear operators acting on topological vector space but lately he has grown interested in statistical learning and data science.

Outside of academia, Dr. Pinheiro enjoys fishing, camping, and long walks on the beach.

Dr. Leonardo Pinheiro, Rhode Island College

Dr. Pinheiro will give two talks during the 2021 PME conference.

Friday Evening Talk
Mathematical Monsters and Marvels

Abstract: Intuition is an important tool for mathematical discovery but sometimes it can betray us. In this talk we will present several examples of mathematical objects which do not behave the way we expect them to.

Saturday Morning Talk
Are you sure? Mathematical thinking in everyday life.

Abstract: From setting US tax policy to fighting obesity, we need to be as sure possible that we are not making wrong choices. These decisions often involve some form of mathematical thinking. In this talk we will present examples of how good (and not so good) mathematical thinking can affect our everyday life.