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    5 Minutes with Tom Lidbetter: New Beginnings and New Challenges

5 Minutes with Tom Lidbetter: New Beginnings and New Challenges

Tom Lidbetter spent three years at the LSE as an LSE Fellow in the Management and Mathematics Departments. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Management Science and Information Systems Department in Rutgers Business School, as well as being a visiting fellow at the LSE. His work is largely concerned with game theoretic models and their applications to problems […]

5 Minutes with Ahmad Abdi: Introductions and Research

We are very pleased to have Ahmad Abdi join the Department of Mathematics at LSE as of July 2018. Prior to coming to LSE, Ahmad was a Postdoctoral Fellow of Operations Research at Carnegie Mellon University. Andrew Lewis-Pye had a brief chat with Ahmad.. 
(1) Hi Ahmad, and welcome to the LSE! Perhaps I can begin by asking you to […]

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    5 Minutes with Igal Milchtaich: polyequilibria and game theory

5 Minutes with Igal Milchtaich: polyequilibria and game theory

Igal Milchtaich is from the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Recently he visited the department and gave a very interesting talk on polyequilibria. Afterwards Andy Lewis-Pye was able to talk with him:
(1) You gave a very interesting talk on polyequilibria. Perhaps you could briefly summarise for the layman what this work is about? Could you say […]

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    5 Minutes with George Bampalias: algorithmic randomness and learning theory

5 Minutes with George Bampalias: algorithmic randomness and learning theory

George Bampalias works at the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and visited the mathematics department in January 2018. After George gave a very interesting talk on learning theory, he was interviewed by our own Andy Lewis-Pye…
(1) You’ve worked a lot in the area of “algorithmic randomness”. Could you sum up for the layman, what it’s all about?
Algorithmic […]

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    5 Minutes with Nóra Frankl (PhD, Department of Mathematics)

5 Minutes with Nóra Frankl (PhD, Department of Mathematics)

Nóra Frankl is a PhD candidate who joined the Department of Mathematics in October 2016, having obtained an MSc in Mathematics from Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest.  Her supervisor is Dr. Konrad Swanepoel and she works closely with a number of other PhD students within the Department.  Written in June 2017, read about her experience in discrete geometry and advice for prospective candidates on […]

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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 […]