Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College
Friday, June 2 @ 10:00 a.m. Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Washington DC
takes sophisticated numerical concepts, including her specialty field “big data,” and makes them understandable and relatable to everyone. As illustrated in her popular TedTalk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” she demystifies the mathematical process in amusing and insightful ways, using statistics as a way of seeing the world in a new light and transforming our future through the bold new possibilities inherent in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. As an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, she has made it her life’s work to get people – students, parents, educators and community members – more excited about the possibilities inherent in a STEM education. Her research also involves a partnership with the World Health Organization to develop incidence models of cataract for developing countries. She holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Rice University and a dual Master’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Howard University and Rice University, respectively.