SIAM News – Ex Numeris: Confessions of a Common Mathematician (with apologies to Anne Fadiman)

By Kevin Gillette I am a common mathematician, thoroughly mathematical by training, temperament, and trade. I’ve trod weary footpaths through numerous industrial sectors, plying my skills in areas as diverse as banking, transportation, telecommunications, retail, and even venture capital. My appetite for mathematical application is quite ecumenical; although I focus on optimization and discrete mathematics, I... Continue Reading →

A Random Walk Toward a Net Positive

by Derek Kane, Deka Research and Development  dgkane64@gmail.com ~ Today, I am investigating whether magnetic resonance imaging can evaluate cell viability as we attempt to grow replacement organs: hearts, lungs, kidneys, etc., for patients who need transplants. I believe the child I was at five would approve. Of course, I also have a two hour... Continue Reading →

Academia trained me for a BIG career

by Peter D. Horn ~ I am honored to share some career advice with the young and mathematically-inclined. When I fit that description, I felt a lack of diversity in the opinions and advice I was hearing from my mentors. This wasn't their fault, but mine. Classic case of selection bias, as I only sought... Continue Reading →

5 CS skills I wish I learned in college

       Lindsay Hall, Software Engineer (Google NYC) ~ I started working full-time as a software engineer (SWE) at Google NYC in 2012, after graduating from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in Math and Computer Science. Prior to joining full-time, I did 3 SWE internships with Google, working at YouTube in the San Bruno office... Continue Reading →

Blogpost: Parsa Bakhtary

It is humbling to address future and current mathematicians, but as a former algebraic geometer myself, I will do my best to share with you my story. I work as a data scientist, which the Harvard Business Review in 2012 dubbed “the sexiest job of the 21st century,” at Facebook, which has been ranked by... Continue Reading →

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