- 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
- 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
- currently teaching Fall 2018: Algebraic Structures, Linear Algebra, Explorations in Mathematics
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Recent community outreach and selected talks
- 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
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