Prison Math Project

Contact

Team:

Christopher Havens

Program Content Director/Co-founder

Jack Smith

Director

Walker Blackwell

Director/Co-founder

Amit Sahai
Advisor

Information:

General email address: [email protected]

General phone number (please leave a voicemail if we’re not available): (469) – 573-0998Mailing address: Prison Mathematics Project,
10810 N. Tatum Blvd Ste 102998, Phoenix, AZ 85028

Any incarcerated individuals wishing to participate in our program should refer to the “request to participate” page on our website.

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Christopher Havens

Co-founder

Christopher

Christopher Havens is the founder (and a fellow) of the Prison Mathematics Project, institutionally challenged, and technologically handicapped. Christopher enjoys engaging the community outside prison walls where he is establishing his future against the odds. Christopher’s research is in combinatorial properties of continued fractions and he’s working to combine this area of research through a growing love for theoretical computer science. He looks forward to someday using a fork and a straw.

Walker

Walker Blackwell

Director/Co-founder

Walker

Walker is 15 years old and born in Texas; he has loved math ever since he started learning it in elementary school. Currently, he is taking Pre-Calculus. Having seen an opportunity to give back to his community through math, he reached out to Christopher Havens (Co-founder of the PMP). He is excited to expand the Prison Mathematics Project and help reduce recidivism.

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Amit Sahai

Advisor

Amit Sahai

Amit Sahai is a Fellow of the ACM (2018), a Fellow of the IACR (2019), and the incumbent of the Symantec Endowed Chair in Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he was on the faculty at Princeton University; in 2004 he joined UCLA, where he currently holds the position of Professor of Computer Science. He has published more than 150 original technical research papers.