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UH Law Center Prof Seth Chandler honored for creating 'Wolfram functions'

Professor Seth Chandler, fourth from left, and other honorees display T-shirt “awards” presented by Wolfram Research for their work developing computer research software.

Professor Seth Chandler, fourth from left, and other honorees display T-shirt “awards” presented by Wolfram Research for their work developing computer research software. 

Nov. 1, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler has been recognized by Wolfram Research for his work in developing 22 software research functions available to the public through the national computational company’s “Function Repository.”

Chandler was honored recently at the Wolfram Technology Conference held at the Hilton Conference Facility in Champaign, Ill., where the company is headquartered.

“ResourceFunctions” are peer reviewed pieces of open source software and associated documentation that provide a variety of capabilities in the Wolfram Language.

Chandler explained one example of his work, the “ActuarialCommutation” function, which takes mortality data and constructs six "commutation functions" that are useful in analyzing regulation of life insurance.

Chandler, the Law Foundation Professor of Law, specializes in insurance law and the application of mathematics and computer science to law. He also reaches Constitutional law, Contracts, Health Law, Insurance Law, Life and Health Insurance, and Analytic Methods for Lawyers.

Click here for Chandler’s "ResourceFunctions."

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