Archive for Thomas LoFaro
The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biopic about the life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his friendship with G. H. Hardy, opened yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Dev Patel as Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as Hardy. The films early reviews are very positive and has already generated some Oscar buzz. […]
I came across these great articles on Baltimore Ravens’ offensive lineman John Urschel. Enjoy. From the Baltimore Sun: For math scholar John Urschel of Ravens, playing football adds up From its-intersting.com: Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel Publishes Paper In Math Journal
Eric Hanson, class of 2016, is spending the spring semester of 2015 in Budapest, Hungary in the Budapest Semester in Mathematics program. This is the first (of hopefully many) reports on his adventures abroad. The Mathematicians’ Choir Amidst another day full of math classes, math homework, and Hungarian food, one of my math professors invited […]
Stop by the third floor Olin Hall lobby to check out the artistic offerings of your favorite MCS professors. The exhibit runs from Friday March 6 through Friday March 20.
Real-Time Hand Recognition on Raspberry Pi Helen Wauck Monday May 12, 4:00PM Olin 321 Abstract The problem of recognizing hand gestures in real-time from a video feed has been thoroughly studied in the field of computer vision, but methods for real-time hand gesture recognition on low performance machines are scarce. In this work, we […]
Linking the Microbiome to Host Phenotype and Genotype Professor Dan Knights University of Minnesota Wednesday May 14, 4:30PM Olin 321 Abstract Perhaps the grandest bioinformatics challenge of the genomics era is to place genes into functional disease pathways using data sets of limited sample size. Human genome studies have identified associations between genetics and disease, but in […]
Mathematics major Joe Poblocki (2014) presented a talk entitled “Numbers Don’t Lie: People Do” at the inaugural GAC TALKS event on Saturday March 22, 2014. GAC TALKS is similar to the well-known TED TALKS but focused on issues near and dear to Gustavus students, faculty, and the community at large. To see Joe’s talk click […]
On Wednesday March 19 at 7:00PM in Olin 321 the Mathematics and Computer Science Department will be hosting a talk by David Liben-Nowell of Carlton College. Tracing Global-Scale Information Flow using Internet Chain-Letter Data David Liben-Nowell Carlton College Although information, news, jokes, and opinions circulate continuously in the worldwide social network, the actual mechanics of how […]
Enrollments in MCS-177 are up; way up. This Wall Street Journal article explores why there is an increased interest in computer programming, who are the people learning to code, and what are some of the non-traditional institutions satisfying this need.
The MCS Department is starting a new tradition; lunch in Linner Lounge with MCS students, faculty, and interested alumni. There is no agenda, just a chance to get together and discuss math, CS, stats, baseball, politics, or whatever. If you are a student or alum we would love to have you join us, even if […]