SUMS Conference at James Madison University, October 4, 2014

Opening Speaker: Gywneth Whieldon

Hood College

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Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world as well as 
a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for 
folding. With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, he has, during the course of work 
at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories, and JDS Uniphase, 
authored or co-authored over 80 papers and 45 patents in lasers and optoelectronics as 
well as authoring, co-authoring, or editing 12 books and a CD-ROM on origami. He is 
a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems 
but keeps his toes in the world of lasers, most recently as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE 
Journal of Quantum Electronics from 2007–2010. He received Caltech’s highest honor, 
the Distiguished Alumni Award, in 2009 and was elected a Fellow of the American 
Mathematical Society in 2013.