Fernando Perez (@fperez_org) received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Colorado and then worked on numerical algorithm development at the Applied Mathematics Dept. at the same university. In 2001, he became involved with the nascent scientific Python community, and hasn't left. He created IPython while a graduate student looking for efficient interactive research tools. He continues to lead the IPython project along with a talented team that does all the hard work. He is currently a research scientist at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on the development of new tools for scientific computing and data science, drawing from problems in brain imaging and other disciplines.
He regularly lectures about scientific computing in Python, and is a member of the Python Software Foundation as well as a founding board member of the Numfocus Foundation. He is the recipient of the 2012 Award for the Advancement of Free Software from the Free Software Foundation.
When not glued to a computer, he tries to spend as much time as possible with his wife outdoors hiking and backpacking, as well as climbing.
Wednesday 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. in Grand Ballroom
Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m. in Room 105
Wednesday 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. in Room 106
Wednesday 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in Grand Ballroom