Program Content Director/Co-founder
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 currently incarcerated individuals who would like to participate program should please write an introductory letter to our mailing address above. Please introduce yourself and detail your current math ability level and any math goals that you may have and your interest in mathematics i.e. what types of things you’re passionate about. Please include a complete mailing address.
Christopher Havens is the founder (and a fellow) of the Prison Mathematics Project, institutionally challenged, and technologically handicapped. Chris enjoys engaging the community outside prison walls where he is establishing his future against the odds. Chris’ 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 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.
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.