- Associate Professor of Mathematics at Southwestern University
- Chair of the Curriculum Committee
- Co-founder, co-organizer and co-instructor of SU EQUIP Summer Program
- Chair of the Enrollment and Retention Committee, 2015-2016
- Science Advisor, NPR's Studio 360, Science and Creativity series, 2015-2016
- Advisory board member, Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, TX, 2013-2016
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Southwestern University, 2007-2013
- currently teaching Fall 2017: Geometry, Linear Algebra, Explorations in Mathematics
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Student research with Robert Lehr, class of 2015
- A. Crannell, M. Frantz, F. Futamura, The Image of a Square, Amer. Math. Monthly, 124 no. 2, (2017) pp. 99-115.
A. Crannell, M. Frantz, F. Futamura, The Cross ratio as a parameter for Dürer's solid (Party game for a 500th anniversary) J. Math. Arts, 8 no. 3-4, (2014), 111--119.
- On the shortlist of four papers considered for the 2016 JMA Outstanding Paper Award
- A. Crannell, M. Frantz, F. Futamura, Dürer: Disguise, Distance, Disagreements, and Diagonals! Math Horizons, 22 no. 2, (2014) 10-11.
- Reprinted in: The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015, Princeton University Press, 2015.
- R. Denman, F. Futamura, K.C. Richards, On sharp frame diagonalization, Linear Algebra Appl., 438 no. 5, (2013) 2210-2224.
- F. Futamura, Frame diagonalization of matrices, Linear Algebra Appl., 436 no. 9, (2012) 3201-3214.
- F. Futamura, Localizable operators and the construction of localized frames, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc., 137 (2009) 4187-4197.
- F. Futamura, Symmetrically localized frames and the removal of subsets of positive density, J. Math. Anal. Appl., 326 no. 2, (2007) 122-1235.
- F. Futamura, Banach framed, decay in the context of localization, Sampl. Theory Signal Image Process., 6 no. 2, (2007) 151-166.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
- 2015: Dr. Lawrence Musgrove’s Visual Thinking for Engaged Learning grant, $500, funded by the Presidential Innovation Grants Initiative
- 2012-2014: NSF-DUE Type I grant #1140113, $69,432, a two-year grant to write a textbook on Projective Geometry Applied to Perspective Art (together with co-PI Annalisa Crannell's portion, $73,344), National Science Foundation
- One of 125 awards out of 1050 submitted proposals.
- 2011: AIBL Small Grant, $4000, a grant to create an inquiry based learning math and art course, funded by the Educational Advancement Foundation
- 2009: Faculty-Student Project Research Grant, $7590, a grant to do research with a student for his honors thesis for 8 weeks, Southwestern Univerisity
- 2009: Brown Innovation in Teaching Award, $9000, a grant to research innovative pedagogy and organize a teaching workshop, Southwestern University
- 2007: B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Vanderbilt University