Kathryn Leonard


Kathryn Leonard is an American mathematician and computer scientist. Leonard received a Henry L. Alder Award from the Mathematical Association of America in 2012.[1] She received the AWM Service Award from the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) in 2015.[2] She served as the AWM Meetings Coordinator from 2015 - 2018.[3] She is President of the AWM as of February 1, 2021.[4] She is also director of the NSF-funded Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.

Kathryn Leonard
Alma materPhD, Brown University, 2004
BS, University of New Mexico
AwardsAWM Service Award
Henry L. Alder Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsCalifornia State University Channel Islands
Occidental College
Doctoral advisorDavid Mumford

Leonard's research focuses on geometric modeling with applications to computer vision, computer graphics, and data science. She has received multiple major grants, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.[5]

Leonard and Misha Collins, together with several other collaborators, are authors of "The 2D shape structure dataset", an article on a crowd-sourced database on the structure of shapes.[6]


  1. ^ "Henry L. Alder Award". Mathematical Association of America. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award 2015". Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ "History of the AWM". Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  4. ^ "AWM Election Results". Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Faculty Profiles: Kathryn Leonard". CSU Channel Islands. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  6. ^ Carlier, Axel; Leonard, Kathryn; Hahmann, Stefanie; Morin, Geraldine; Collins, Misha (August 2016). "The 2D shape structure dataset: A user annotated open access database". Computers & Graphics. 58: 23–30. doi:10.1016/j.cag.2016.05.009.

External linksEdit

  • Official website