2017 Women and Mathematics

Since 1994 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Institute, together with Princeton University, has hosted an intensive 11-day mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate women in mathematics.

The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study and is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Activities include lectures and seminars on a focused mathematical topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.

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Math in the Real World: More Than Just a Numbers Game

Sandi Peterson and Kathy Wengel
May 11, 2016
Mathematics has a vital role in shaping a product’s life, from research & development to manufacturing, and from marketing to supply chain. In this public lecture, Institute Trustee Sandi Peterson and Kathy Wengel, both Princeton alumnae, will explore the importance of mathematics throughout the lifecycle of some of Johnson & Johnson’s best known brands while sharing their experience of the impact of mathematics on the critical success factors of a modern career.

Tales from the Data Trenches of Display Advertising

Claudia Perlich
Chief Scientist, Dstillery
May 15, 2015
As Chief Scientist at Dstillery, Claudia Perlich works to collect about 10 billion user events daily, representing the digital and geo-physical journeys of millions of people on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. In this lecture, Perlich will explore a number of challenges including privacy-preserving representations, robust high- dimensional modeling, large-scale automated learning systems, transfer learning, and fraud detection.