Keynote Speakers



Dr. Allison Henrich ( is an Associate Professor at Seattle University who has a keen interest in studying knots from a mathematical perspective with collaborators. In fact, her favorite collaborators have been undergraduates, both students at Seattle U and students who come to Seattle during the summer for the Seattle University Mathematics Early Research (SUMmER) REU program that she co-directs. To date, Professor Henrich has collaborated with 28 undergraduate researchers, and she looks forward to working with many more students to push the boundaries of mathematical knowledge even further!




Dr. Emilie Purvine ( completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rutgers University, New Jersey, in May of 2011 with a focus on experimental mathematics, graph theory, and combinatorics. After graduate school Emilie joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on semantic knowledge systems and graph theory and became a Research Scientist at PNNL in November of 2012. Her current work focuses on applications of graph theory, discrete mathematics, and topology to cyber security, power grid, and information fusion.