Mathematician at Western Carolina University; Researcher at Longtail Financial; Educational Advisor for Token Engineering Academy; Contributor to GitCoin Grants Investigation Agency
Andrew Penland (a.k.a. octopus) came to mathematics through a very nontraditional route, and it influences his daily work in a variety of domains. He investigates the ways in which mathematical thought can be viewed as a complex system in its own right, rather than "just" a tool for the investigation of such systems. He is intrigued by a beautifully messy future.