# current positions

Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (on sabbatical, Spring 2019 interim department chair Alison Marr)

# Previous positions

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

# Teaching

currently on sabbatical, Spring 2019

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# Recent community outreach and selected talks

Oct 2018

, Paideia Connections Talk, Southwestern University*Visualizing homographies: distortions (or the lack thereof) in photos shadows and art*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 AustinJuly 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, TXFeb 2016: Learning session:

**Mathematics of perspective drawing**, Operation Math Girls Conference for high school students, Sam Houston State University, TXDec 2014: Community workshop:

**Hyperbolic crochet**, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TXDec 2014, 2013: Community workshop:

**Mathematical origami ornaments**, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX

# PUBLICATIONS

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.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*,*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