Math & Computer Science

Fumiko Futamura

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Areas of expertise
Frame theory, operator theory, matrix theory, projective geometry, art and mathematics

Mathematics is the most elusive of all the arts. It took 8 years of serious study to even begin to understand the medium and begin to work with it in a creative way. Math is art. I wouldn't be a mathematician otherwise.


MS, PhD, Vanderbilt University 2007
BA, University of Louisville 2002

Teaching Philosophy

Engage and empower students. Guide them to discover the beauty and awesomeness of mathematics.

Previous Courses

First Year Seminar: Hidden Perspectives, Mathematics in Art and Art in Mathematics // London semester course: Mathematical Influences in Art // London semester course: Victorian Society and Mathematics in Wonderland and Flatland // Elementary Function Theory // Introduction to Statistics // Calculus I // Calculus II // Linear Algebra // Real Analysis I // Real Analysis II // Projective Geometry // Frame Theory // Independent study: Signal Processing // Independent study: Relationships between Projective Geometry, Perspective Drawing, Philosophy and Religion // Independent study: Mathematical background for an iphone app: projective geometry and music // Independent study: Mathematics of Alice in Wonderland


Painting, piano, books, food, social justice, contemporary art, ridiculousness, crochet