Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (on sabbatical, Spring 2019 interim department chair Alison Marr)
Associate and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Southwestern University, 2007-2018
Co-founder, co-organizer and co-instructor of SU EQUIP Summer Program 2016-2018
Chair of the Curriculum Committee 2017-2018
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
currently on sabbatical, Spring 2019
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Recent community outreach and selected talks
Oct 2018 Visualizing homographies: distortions (or the lack thereof) in photos shadows and art, Paideia Connections Talk, Southwestern University
Jul 2018: Perspectives of a mathematician artist, Honors Summer Math Camp Colloquium for high school students, Texas State University
Apr 2018: How to mathematically immerse yourself in art, University Lecture Series, Texas State University
Apr 2018: When artists become mathematicians, public lecture, Phi Beta Kappa (En)Lightning Talks Houston
Feb 2018: Learning station on hyperbolic crochet coral reefs, Hot Science, Cool Talks, Environmental Science Institute, UT Austin
July 2017: Fractals in Japanese woodblock prints, Academic Lecture Series, Japan America Society of Greater Austin
Jan 2017: The Mathematics of sidewalk illusions, TED-Ed Animation and Lesson
Dec 2016: Learning station on hyperbolic crochet: Fuzzy Math, Thinkery21 at the Thinkery, Austin, TX
Feb 2016: Learning session: Mathematics of perspective drawing, Operation Math Girls Conference for high school students, Sam Houston State University, TX
Dec 2014: Community workshop: Hyperbolic crochet, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX
Dec 2014, 2013: Community workshop: Mathematical origami ornaments, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX
A. Crannell, M. Frantz, F. Futamura, Factoring a homography to analyze projective distortion, submitted.
A. Crannell, M . Frantz, F. Futamura, An (isometric) view on homographies, submitted.
F. Futamura, A. Marr, Taking Mathematics Abroad: A How-To Guide, PRIMUS, accepted 2018.
Student research with Robert Lehr, class of 2015
Recipient for the 2018 MAA Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for expository excellence of papers published in Mathematics Magazine in 2017.
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
2018: MAA Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for expository excellence of papers published in Mathematics Magazine in 2017
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