Conrad speaks to us from the UK where he lives and works as CEO of Wolfram Research in Europe, Strategic Director of Wolfram Worldwide Group, and Founder of ComputerBasedMath.org. In building computation software, he states: “I’ve watched for 20 years what has been happening in the real world has not been happening in education – this is why I’ve started computerbasedmath.org.”
You can also watch his TED talk which has over 1 million views here
Conrad Wolfram runs the worldwide arm of Wolfram Research, the mathematical lab behind the cutting-edge knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha. He is interested in how technology and computation can move our lives and economies forward and in turn how this affects education. In particular he feels that the school subject of math has become almost totally discrepant from its real-world application. In 2010, he founded computerbasedmath.org to address this problem worldwide. He is also Strategic Director of the Wolfram Worldwide Group and CEO of Wolfram Research in Europe. He earned his MA from Cambridge University, UK where he read physics and mathematics. For fun, he takes photos and plays the piano.