The Bisan Lecture series is a collaboration between the Bisan Center for Research and Development, located in Ramallah, and Scientists for Palestine. With much of historical Palestine in flames, the decision has been made to cancel the Bisan Lecture scheduled for November 8.

Please see our website for information about future Bisan Lectures.

The Bisan Lecture Series Steering Committee

Short autobiography of David Mumford: I started my career doing pure math at Harvard but had always been intrigued by the brain and AI. I pursued computer vision at Brown in the second half of my career. Oddly though, my retirement coincided with the recent spectacular advances in AI!

Awards and Recognition: 

Prof. David Mumford was awarded a Fields Medal in 1974. He was a MacArthur Fellow from 1987 to 1992. He won the Shaw Prize in 2006. In 2007 he was awarded the Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition by the American Mathematical Society. In 2008 he was awarded the Wolf Prize; Mumford donated half of the prize money to Birzeit University in the Palestinian territories and half to Gisha, an Israeli organization that promotes the right to freedom of movement of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In 2010 he was awarded the National Medal of Science. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Register here for Prof. Mumford’s webinar!