# Lorenzo Lane

**Dr Lorenzo Lane **

## Interests

**Research Interests **

I am currently interested in the following areas of research:

- Social Computing (with particular interest in development of online collaborative tools to support mathematical knowledge production)
- Artificial Intelligence (Understanding creativity, use of metaphor and analogy)
- Mathematics (Focusing on collaboration, interdisciplinarity and knowledge transfer between mathematical communities)
- Cognitive linguistics (Application of cognitive grammar to the study of conceptual spaces in mathematics)
- Ethnographic research (Documenting working processes of research mathematicians within Institutional contexts)
- Sociology (Social studies of mathematical communities)

**Other Interests **

- Novel writing: Currently working on "Prisoner of a memory", "The measure" and "A poem in silence"
- Poetry: Currently working on "The catch" - A series of Poems based around social justice and homelessness in the UK.
- Running: I'm a keen distance runner

## Biography

**Education **

**[2013-2016] **PhD, Sociology, University of Edinburgh Thesis Title: *Bridging worlds: Translating, creating and communicating mathematical knowledge*

Supervised by Professor. Donald Mackenzie, Dr Jane Calvert

**[2011-2013] **MA (A+, Distinction), Linguistic Anthropology, University of British Columbia.

Supervised by Professor Patrick Moore. ** **

**[2007-2010] **BA (Hons), First class, Archaeology and Anthropology, St John’s College, Oxford University

Supervised by Professor Paul Dresch.

**Employment **

[2017]** **Post-Doctoral Researcher, CS Department, University of Oxford

[2014-2015]** R**esearcher, Microsoft Research, Cambridge and Reading

[2014]** **Researcher, Department of computer science, University of Oxford

[2013] Researcher at Sustainability department, Greenest City Scholar, City of Vancouver, British Columbia

### Research Visits

[2017] University of Edinburgh, Informatics Forum (1 Month)

[2016] University of Pierre and Marie Curie, IMJ, Paris (2 Months)

[2014] Max Planck Institute of Mathematics, Bonn (1 Month)

[2014] Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematics, Cambridge (1 Month)

### Presentations

[2017] Fixed performances in fluid Publics, Innovations in Information Infrastructures (III) workshop, LUISS University, Rome.

[2017] Socialising mathematical social machines, HHMC, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Surrey, UK.

[2017] Socialising mathematical social machines: Transformations and reproductions of mathematical values, Social Informatics Seminar, University of Edinburgh.

[2017] *Coordinating visions, *Group Knowledge and mathematical collaboration workshop, Department of computer science, University of Oxford

[2017] *Flâneurs, finitism and the field of mathematics, *Serendipity workshop, St Marys’ University, London.

[2017] *Finitism and the mathematical field*, European Congress for Analytical Philosophy 9, Munich.

[2017] *Mathematician’s Craft*, 25^{th} International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro

[2017] *Social machines of mathematics*, Big Proof Conference, Newton Institute of Mathematics, Cambridge

[2016] *Socialising proof: Understanding the social contexts of proof construction *History of mathematics Seminar, IMJ, UPMC, Paris

[2016] *Communicating Proof*, Social Machines Workshop, University of St Andrews

[2015] *Collaborative mathematics*, Informatics Seminar, University of Edinburgh.

[2015] *Guide Dogs Study: Report on Observations*, Microsoft Research Cambridge.

[2015] INI report on mathematical Collaboration, Director’s meeting, Issac Newton Institute of Mathematics, Cambridge

[2013] *Scope of Reuse in Vancouver*, Report for Municipal Government, Vancouver.

[2012] *Aesthetics and Mathematical Proof*, Graduate Conference, UBC

**Publications**

**Submitted **

Lane, L. (2017) The Instance and the Analogue: Studying classification processes in mathematics within a finitist’s framework (Submitted to Studies in Sociology of Science).

**Conference Papers**

Lane, L. (2017) Fixed performances in fluid Publics: How mathematicians manage their image in a digital age. 5th edition of the Innovations in Information Infrastructures (III)

**In Preparation **

Lane, L. Martin, U. Meagher, L. (2017) *Making no Impact in mathematics*. (To be submitted to Mathematics in Industry Case Studies)

Lane, L. (2017) *Prime Instinct: Understanding the Role of the body in generating mathematical intuition *(To be submitted to British Journal of sociology).

Lane, L. (2017) *Mathematician’s Craft: Embodied processes in proof construction*. (To be published in Science and Technology)

Lane, L. (2017)* Coordinating Vision: Generating shared reference frames in mathematical collaborations.* (Unpublished)

**Other **

Lane, L. (2016*) Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Study: Report on Observations, *University of Oxford* *

Lane, L. (2014) *Microsoft Research Report *(Confidential)

Lane, L. (2013) *Analysing the eye with a view to the past: Exploring Image and Imagination in 19th Century Northwest Coast Diaries*. Vancouver: Circle. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/44791

Lane, L. (2013) *Understanding the Scope of Reuse in Vancouver*. Vancouver: Greenest City Scholars Project Library. http://sustain.ubc.ca/greenest-city-scholars-projects-library