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Are you seeking a BIG career? The BIG (Business, Industry and Government) Jobs Guide provides tips on crafting your resume, refining technical skills, and finding that perfect internship in math, operations research, or statistics. With jobs utilizing computational skills set to increase by almost 30 percent in the next decade, the BIG Jobs Guide is... Continue Reading →

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Major Donation to the BIG Math Network

by Fadil Santosa and Richard Laugesen Philippe and Claire-Lise Tondeur have generously given over $300,000 to further the goals of the BIG Math Network. The funds go in equal portions to the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  The three societies will... Continue Reading →

Interview with the BIG Jobs Guide Authors

The authors of the BIG Jobs Guide, Richard Laugesen (University of Illinois), Rachel Levy (Mathematical Association of America) and Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota), talk about the book. Interview republished with permission from Inside SIAM.   Rachel Levy, Richard Laugesen, and Fadil Santosa   SIAM: What inspired you to write BIG Jobs Guide? Fadil Santosa: I... Continue Reading →

From Set Theory To Self-Driving Cars

By Zachariah Tyree, PhD (Research Scientist at General Motors R&D) I have a PhD in Pure Mathematics. A common sentiment within this field is that Pure Mathematics sits somewhere above Applied Mathematics and quite a distance above other scientific disciplines. The ranking is even implicit in the name “Pure Mathematics”, as opposed to “Adulterated Mathematics”... Continue Reading →

A Winding Path from Complex Analysis to Computational Biology

by Robert Thurman, Principal Computational Biologist,   Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA Computational biologists come in two types: those who were originally trained mathematically or computationally and then gravitated towards biological problems, and those who were formally trained on the biological side but couldn’t stay away from computers. That generalization is slightly dated, because many colleges now... Continue Reading →

How I became a Data Scientist

by Bolor Turmunkh, PhD, Data Scientist at Uptake Technologies Inc., Chicago, IL First Steps At the beginning of my fifth year of graduate school at the University of Illinois, with thoughts of impending graduation, I started thinking for perhaps the first time in my life about who I wanted to be. I had lived happily... Continue Reading →

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