# current positions

- Professor of Mathematics at Southwestern University
- Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Co-founder, co-organizer and co-instructor of SU EQUIP Summer Program

# Previous positions

- Associate and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Southwestern University, 2007-2018
- 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

# Teaching

- currently teaching Fall 2018: Algebraic Structures, Linear Algebra, Explorations in Mathematics
- for more information, click here.

# Recent community outreach and selected talks

- Jul 2018:
, Honors Summer Math Camp Colloquium for high school students, Texas State University*Perspectives of a Mathematician Artist* - Apr 2018:
, University Lecture Series, Texas State University*How to Mathematically Immerse Yourself in Art* - Apr 2018:
, public lecture, Phi Beta Kappa (En)Lightning Talks Houston**When Artists Become Mathematicians** - Feb 2018: Learning station on
**hyperbolic crochet coral reefs**, Hot Science, Cool Talks, Environmental Science Institute, UT Austin - July 2017:
, Academic Lecture Series, Japan America Society of Greater Austin*Fractals in Japanese Woodblock Prints* - Jan 2017:
, TED-Ed Animation and Lesson*The Mathematics of Sidewalk Illusions* - 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

# PUBLICATIONS

F. Futamura, A. Marr,

*Taking Mathematics Abroad: A How-To Guide*, PRIMUS, accepted 2018.F. Futamura, R. Lehr,

*A**new perspective on finding the viewpoint*, Mathematics Magazine,**90**no. 4 (2017) pp. 267-277.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*,*L**inear Algebra Appl*.,**438**no. 5, (2013) 2210-2224. - F. Futamura,
*Frame diagonalization of matrices*,*L**inear 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