|02.28.17 - Mathematician, Author and Medical Enterprise Leader James C. Frauenthal Named to Trudeau Institute Board
SARANAC LAKE, New York – The Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute has announced the election of its newest member, James C. Frauenthal, Chairman of the Board at Helene Fuld College of Nursing and adjunct professor of mathematics at Harvard and NYU-Polytechnic Institute.
After completing a Ph.D. at Harvard University on the optimal design of rocket structures, Dr. Frauenthal did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. There he built mathematical models ranging from human population growth to water resource system management, and with his mentor, Roger Revelle, travelled to India, Pakistan and Nepal advising the governments on novel solutions for agricultural infrastructure development and monsoon flood control. Dr. Frauenthal spent the next decade as a tenured professor of applied mathematics at Stony Brook University, where he built mathematical models of forests and fisheries with grant support for the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Dr. Frauenthal moved next to Bell Labs, where he spent the bulk of his career working on mathematical models of telephone traffic and systems. While there, he generated his first U.S. Patent for a network-based call distribution system and worked on real-time digital signal processing and network echo control. Dr. Frauenthal later moved to Cisco Systems, where he worked on perfecting the sound quality and echo performance of VoIP telephone systems. In the process, he generated dozens of patent applications.
Dr. Frauenthal earned a master’s in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and a doctorate of Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Helene Fuld College of Nursing and has been busy writing patents and teaching graduate applied mathematics courses at Harvard and NYU-Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Frauenthal resides in New York City.
About the Trudeau Institute The Trudeau Institute is a nonprofit biomedical research center founded in 1884 by Dr. E.L. Trudeau. The Institute in 2016 has entered a renaissance, “Trudeau 3.0”, to leverage deep knowledge of immunity to foster the development of vaccines, treatments and cures for many life-threatening diseases, including cancer, tuberculosis and influenza. The Institute engages in R&D strategic partnerships and is supported by federal and state grants and contributions from individuals, private foundations and corporations. For further information about the Trudeau Institute, go to www.trudeauinstitute.org.