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    Vlog: Cathy O’Neil discusses her book “Weapons of Math Destruction”

Vlog: Cathy O’Neil discusses her book “Weapons of Math Destruction”

Cathy O’Neil is a data scientist and author of the blog mathbabe.org. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard and taught at Barnard College before moving to the private sector, where she worked for the hedge fund D. E. Shaw. She then worked as a data scientist at various start-ups, building models that predict people’s purchases and clicks. […]

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    Peter Cameron – Report of the Dynamics, Functional Equations, Infinite Combinatorics and Probability Conference 2017

Peter Cameron – Report of the Dynamics, Functional Equations, Infinite Combinatorics and Probability Conference 2017

Peter Cameron is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also a half-time Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. Peter writes a popular blog about things he “feel(s) strongly enough about” and he recently posted an entry about his observations at the […]

Norman Biggs – History of Mathematics: The LSE Course

Norman Biggs is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at LSE.  He is the author of 13 books and over 100 papers on Mathematics, and has also published in the fields of Numismatics and Metrology.  His latest book, “Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement, and Money” was released in February 2016.  Follow him on Twitter: @norman_biggs.

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    Peter Cameron – Report of the London Combinatorics Colloquia 2017

Peter Cameron – Report of the London Combinatorics Colloquia 2017

Peter Cameron is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also a half-time Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. Peter writes a popular blog about things he “feel(s) strongly enough about” and he recently posted an entry about his observations at the […]

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    Report of the Large-Scale Structures in Random Graphs Workshop

Report of the Large-Scale Structures in Random Graphs Workshop

Peter Allen, Julia Böttcher and Jozef Skokan are in the discrete mathematics group of the Department of Mathematics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. They organised a workshop on “Large-scale structures in random graphs” in December 2016 which was hosted at Alan Turing Institute and generously jointly funded by the Heilbronn Institute and the Alan Turing […]

5 minutes with Milan Vojnovic

Professor Milan Vojnovic is a Chair in Data Science in the Department of Statistics, London School and Economics & Political Science.  With the publication of Contest Theory, we took the opportunity to interview the author to find out more about his book and how it relates to his career.

 

What piqued your interest in the topic of contest theory?
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5 minutes with Hal Kierstead

Hal Kierstead is a Professor at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in Arizona State University.  He visited our Department in September to work with Jan van den Heuvel and Daniel Quiroz.  He also spoke at our Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation about the history and applications of generalised colouring numbers, a notion which arose from an […]

5 minutes with Marc Renault

Marc Renault is currently a CNRS postdoc at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale (IRIF; formerly LIAFA), Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7.  He visited our Department in June 2016 to speak at our Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation about “The Bijective Ratio of Online Algorithms”. Whilst he was in London, Tom Lidbetter took the opportunity to discover […]

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    Peter Cameron – Report of the London Combinatorics Colloquia 2016

Peter Cameron – Report of the London Combinatorics Colloquia 2016

Peter Cameron is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also a half-time Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. Peter writes a popular blog about things he “feel(s) strongly enough about” and he recently posted an entry about his observations at the […]

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    Philippe van Basshuysen – Towards a fairer distribution of refugees

Philippe van Basshuysen – Towards a fairer distribution of refugees

With the current refugee crisis showing no sign of abating, a fair and efficient method for distributing people to different countries is urgently needed. In this post, Philippe van Basshuysen looks at matching systems.  Philippe is a Research Student in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. He mainly works on game theory, and has recently become interested […]