Joseph Angus Corneli

Department of Computing

Goldsmiths College

New Cross, London

SE14 6NW, UK


The Open University

Doctor of Philosophy (Computing), 2014 (expected; submitted July, 2013)

Thesis: Peer produced peer learning: A mathematics case study (Supervisors: Prof. Peter Scott and Dr. Alexander Mikroyannidis).

New College of Florida

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics), 2002

Thesis: Double bubbles in spaces of constant curvature (Advisor: Prof. Patrick T. McDonald).

Professional Experience

Goldsmiths College, University of London

Researcher in Computational Creativity. Working with partners to develop novel concept invention techniques and assessment methodologies. Applying concept invention techniques to tasks in mathematical creativity. Writing and presentation of research papers at conference and journal level. (2013-2016, current position)

Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University

Research Assistant in the Digital Environment for Cultural Interfaces; Promoting Heritage, Education and Research (DECIPHER) EU project. Responsibilities included PHP (Drupal) and Lisp programming, and contributions to Semantic Web integration. (2013), Ltd.

Member of the Board of Directors of the US-based nonprofit, Ltd., which runs a popular community-produced mathematics website serving learners at all levels. Key accomplishments include strategic planning, research, and technical work. (2008-ongoing)

Cycorp, Inc.

Associate Member of the Technical Staff at a well-known AI firm. Devised programmatic methods for cleaning a large artificial intelligence knowledge base. (6/2003-8/2003)

Teaching Experience

Peer-2-Peer University

Designed and facilitated “DIY Math”; “Mathematics for Game Designers”; “Open Governance and Learning” (co-organized with Marisa Ponti); and “Shaping P2PU”. (10/2010–5/2011)

University of Texas at Austin

Teaching Assistant for Calculus I and II; Facilitated weekly problem sessions, graded papers, and held office hours. (6/2002-8/2002, 2/2003-5/2003)

Contributions to Free/Open Source Software


Planetary is the software system powering PlanetMath, based on Drupal 7, LaTeXML, Virtuoso and other free/open components. I am one of the main developers. (2010-ongoing)


Arxana is a hypertext system written in literate Emacs Lisp, with Common Lisp extensions. I am the main developer. (2005-ongoing)

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • [1] M. C. Alvarez, J. Corneli, G. Walsh and S. Beheshti (2003) Double bubbles in the three-torus. Experimental Mathematics 12 (1), pp. 79–89. External Links: Link
  • [2] D. Ginev and J. Corneli (2014) NNexus Reloaded. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 8543. External Links: Link
  • [3] S. Colton, A. Pease, J. Corneli, M. Cook and T. Llano (2014) Assessing progress in building autonomously creative systems. External Links: Link
  • [4] J. Corneli, A. Keune, A. Lyons and C. Danoff (2013) Peeragogy in Action. in K. Braybrooke, J. Nissilä and T. Vuorikivi (Eds.), The Open Book, #3 in the Reaktio Series, pp. 80–87. External Links: ISBN 978-0-9570776-3-8, Link
  • [5] J. Corneli and C.J. Danoff (2011) Paragogy. Berlin, Germany. External Links: Link
  • [6] J. Corneli and M.A. Dumitru (2012) PlanetMath/Planetary. See 20, pp. 66–72. External Links: Link
  • [7] J. Corneli, C. Jucovschi and A. Mikroyannidis (2011) PlanetMath Redux: Web 2.0 infrastructure for mathematical problem solving. Technology-Enhanced Learning for Mathematics and Science (TELMAS) at 6th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ECTEL): Towards Ubiquitous Learning, 21 Sept 2011, Palermo, Italy.. External Links: Link
  • [8] J. Corneli and A. Krowne (2005) A Scholia-based Document Model for Commons-based Peer Production. Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 240–253. External Links: Link
  • [9] J. Corneli and A. Mikroyannidis (2011) Crowdsourcing Education: A Role-Based Analysis. in A. Okada, T. Connolly and P. Scott (Eds.), Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources, External Links: Link
  • [10] J. Corneli and A. Mikroyannidis (2011) Personalised Peer-Supported Learning: The Peer-to-Peer Learning Environment (P2PLE). Digital Education Review 20, pp. 14–23. External Links: Link
  • [11] J. Corneli and M. Ponti (2012) Detecting mathematics learning online. External Links: Link
  • [12] J. Corneli (2010) GravPad. External Links: Link
  • [13] J. Corneli (2011) The PlanetMath Encyclopedia. External Links: Link
  • [14] J. Corneli (2012) Paragogical praxis. E-Learning and Digital Media 9 (3), pp. 267–272. External Links: Link
  • [15] J. Corneli, I. Corwin, S. Hurder, V. Sesum, Y. Xu, E. Adams, D. Davis, M. Lee, R. Visocchi and N. Hoffman (2008) Double bubbles in gauss space and spheres. Houston J. Math 34 (1), pp. 181–204. External Links: Link
  • [16] J. Corneli, N. Hoffman, P. Holt, G. Lee, N. Leger, S. Moseley and E. Schoenfeld (2007) Double bubbles in S3S^{3} and H3H^{3}. Journal of Geometric Analysis 17 (2), pp. 189–212. External Links: Link
  • [17] J. Corneli, P. Holt, G. Lee, N. Leger, E. Schoenfeld and B. Steinhurst (2004) The double bubble problem on the flat two-torus. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 356 (9), pp. 3769–3820. External Links: Link
  • [18] J. Corneli and A. Mikroyannidis (2010) Live annotation and content discovery in personal learning environments.
  • [19] J. Corneli (2014) Towards a Creativity Commons. Note: Presented to the working group on “The Commons as Transformative Paradigm” convened by Wolfgang Hoeschele and Helene Finidori External Links: Link
  • [20] J. Davenport, J. Jeuring, C. Lange and P. Libbrecht (Eds.) (2012) Joint Proceedings of the 24th OpenMath Workshop, the 7th Workshop on Mathematical User Interfaces (MathUI), and the Work in Progress Section of the Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Aachen. External Links: ISSN 1613-0073, Link Cited by: 6.
  • [21] C. David, D. Ginev, M. Kohlhase and J. Corneli (2010) eMath 3.0: Building Blocks for a Social and Semantic Web for Online Mathematics & eLearning. Bucharest, Romania. External Links: Link
  • [22] M. Kohlhase, J. Corneli, C. David, D. Ginev, C. Jucovschi, A. Kohlhase, C. Lange, B. Matican, S. Mirea and V. Zholudev (2011) The Planetary System: Web 3.0 & Active Documents for STEM. Procedia Computer Science 4, pp. 598–607. Note: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2011 External Links: ISSN 1877-0509, Link
  • [23] C. Lange, P. Ion, A. Dimou, C. Bratsas, J. Corneli, W. Sperber, M. Kohlhase and I. Antoniou (2012) Reimplementing the mathematics subject classification (MSC) as a linked open dataset. in J. Jeuring, J. A. Campbell, J. Carette, G. Reis, P. Sojka, M. Wenzel and V. Sorge (Eds.), Intelligent Computer Mathematics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7362, pp. 458–462. External Links: ISBN 978-3-642-31373-8, Document, Link
  • [24] P. Mulholland, A. Wolff, Z. Zdrahal, N. Li and J. Corneli (2013) Constructing and connecting storylines to tell museum stories. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8230, pp. 121–124. External Links: ISBN 978-3-319-02755-5, Document, Link
  • [25] B. Tomlinson, J. Ross, P. André, E.P.S. Baumer, D.J. Patterson, J. Corneli, M. Mahaux, S. Nobarany, M. Lazzari, B. Penzenstadler, A.W. Torrance, D.J. Callele, G.M. Olson, M.S. Silberman, M. Ständer, F.R. Palamedi, A. Salah, E. Morrill, X. Franch, F. Mueller, J. Kaye, R.W. Black, M.L. Cohn, P.C. Shih, J. Brewer, N. Goyal, P. Näkki, J. Huang, N. Baghaei and C. Saper (2012) Massively distributed authorship of academic papers. pp. 11–20. External Links: Link