PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Yakov Pesin.

Title:Drowning in the Data Deluge
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:George Andrews, Penn State University
Abstract:
We live in a world that is increasingly dominated by data. There are some very exciting scientific achievements that exploit the deluge of data. This talk will be devoted to some of the less appealing side effects when data is the chief way to make new discoveries and to convey trustworthy information. After supplying some background, I will discuss a variety of metrics designed to provide meaningful evaluation of various data sets. I will concentrate on metrics that already affect academic life. The final portion of the talk will be devoted to the impact of all this on education. One of my biggest concerns is that many of the problems to be described go almost unnoticed by everyone. The talk is a revised version of my Retiring Presidential Address given to the American Mathematical Society on Jan. 5, 2012.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:04 / 26 / 2012
Time:04:00pm - 05:00pm