Beauty and the Beast: Our Real Life Relationship with Mathematics

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 501A (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Michael Young, PhD, Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship, Iowa State University and Monica Jackson, PhD, Associate Professor, American University

Description: Mathematics is often described as a beautiful language yet a beast to master. This session will showcase pure and applied problems in the mathematical sciences such as predicting disease outbreaks, managing patient care, and arithmetic progressions. The speakers will also discuss how they overcame obstacles to succeed in their fields.

10:15 AM
Modeling the Effects of Temperature on Human Sleep Patterns
Shelby Wilson, PhD , Assistant Professor , Morehouse College
10:35 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:40 AM
Modeling disease outbreaks using statistical methods
Monica Jackson, PhD , Associate Professor , American University
11:00 AM
Coloring the Integers with Rainbow Arithmetic Progressions
Michael Young, PhD , Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship , Iowa State University