About: Jesse Pulikottil Francis

Mathematician in training. Programmer by passion.

Teacher at heart.

Also a writer, editor, graphic designer, artist.

A leapling.

Science communication interests me now.

Spreads a rumour that mathematicians are superhumans.

Questions nearly everything. Sees pattern everywhere.

Gets fascinated by many things, including stamps, old coins/currency, the sky, an attentive crowd ready to listen.

A usual day in Jesse’s class would look like this.

Key Interests

Teaching

Programming

Artist

Creative Writing

Graphic Designing

Research Interests

Pure Mathematics (Analysis)

Mathematics Teaching Pedagogy

Algorithms and Programming

Visualisation Tools to aide teaching

Experience

Temporary Assistant Professor, Madras Christian College
(2017 – 2020)
Courses taught Under Graduate: Advanced Calculus, Real Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, Allied Mathematics 1 and 2 and Basic Mathematics
Post Graduate: Topology, Integral Equations and Calculus of Variations, Java Programming, Graph Algorithms, Mechanics

Student Centred Teaching and Learning Trainer
(2018 – Present)
Sessions focussing on equipping teachers with alternative teaching methods including technological tools to enhance the classroom experience.

Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Trainer
(2016 – Present)
UV Physics Academy, Hyderabad; St. Berchman’s College, Changanacherry; Cochin University of Science and Technology; SSKV College, Kanchipuram.

Highest Qualification

CSIR-NET in Mathematical Sciences (December 2016)
Marks 110.5 – All India Rank 49

Master of Science in Mathematics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (2012-2014)
First Class

Programming

Programming Languages and Technologies: Java, C/C++, Python, Angular JS 1, Ionic Hybrid Development Framework, VBA for Macro Programming in Microsoft Office, WordPress.
Mathematical Packages:MATLAB, Mathematica, GeoGebra.

Highlight of Projects Undertaken

Guide: “Origami and Mathematics and Pedagogy” (April 2019)
with Ms. Jemima George, focussing on School and College Teaching.

Author, chapter on “Geometry” (April 2019)
Manual for In-Service Training Programme for Science Teachers of Kanchipuram District, with Ms. Jemima George, published by M.C.C. and TN-SCERT.

Developer: The Centipede Game (Game Theory Concept Simulation) (2017)
Java-based software illustrating the Centipede Game in Game Theory.
In association with Department of Economics, Madras Christian College.

Editor, “CSIR-NET General Aptitude – A New Outlook” (2015 – Present)
Author: Christy Varghese, Publisher: Scientific Publishers and Lilly Publishing House.

Author, “Guide to Setting Up Policy-Based Resilience Simulator” (2013)
Published in English Wikibooks. (Link)

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Lectures Delivered

Lecture Series on Real Analysis (April-May 2019)
For the teaching staff of Department of Mathematics, SSKV College for Women, Kanchipuram.

CSIR-NET General Aptitude Training Session (May 15-17, 2019)
Conducted by Equal Opportunity Centre, CUSAT, Cochin.

Session on “MATHEMATICS AND VISUALIZATION” (January 25, 2019)
In-Service Training Programme for Science Teachers of Kanchipuram District, by TN-SCERT, at Madras Christian College, focussing on computer aided visualisation techniques and origami for teaching mathematics in upper primary classes.

“STUDENT CENTRED LEARNING AND INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOM FOR MATHEMATICS TEACHING IN SCHOOLS” (October 25, 2018)
In-service Training for Mathematics Teachers conducted by CSI Bishop Newbigin College of Education, Mylapore, Chennai.