University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

IMA Math Matters Lecture:

Algebra, Statistics, Computation,
and Biology

Bernd Sturmfels
Department of Mathematics
University of California - Berkeley

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125    Map

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Recently, algebraic methods have been developed to unify and advance a variety of techniques of statistical analysis, providing new and improved tools for computational biology. Professor Sturmfels, one of the founders of the new field of algebraic statistics, will introduce the subject and describe its emerging applications to genome science and developmental biology. He will be assisted by a fictional character named DiaNA who plays hopscotch and rolls tetrahedral dice with faces labeled "A," "C," "G," and "T."

Math Matters lectures feature distinguished mathematicians and scientists who are also superb expositors able to illuminate the role mathematics is playing in understanding our world and shaping our lives. The lectures are aimed at a broad audience.


Math Matters - Public Lecture Series