Mathematicians Made Visible #5 is John Urschel, a Canadian-American mathematician and a retired professional football player. He played college football at Penn State and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. His research fields include numerical linear algebra, graph theory, and data science/machine learning. He is currently a PhD student and mathematics professor at MIT.
I listened to this talk on Voronoi fields, football and machine learning at the National Museum of Mathematics while I worked on this print.
John Urschel and Louisa Thomas have recently published Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football. I really enjoyed listening to this interview with them about the book.