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.


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.

Toy Models

Tadashi Tokieda
Director of Studies in Mathematics, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge; Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard University
May 16, 2014
Do you want to come see some toys?

"Toy" here has a special sense: an object of everyday life which can be found or made in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveals a behavior that sets mathematicians and physicists thinking for days. In this show, Tadashi will perform table-top demos of several such toys and explore the mathematics and physics that open up from them. Some of the toys will be well known but revisited afresh, some will be original, and all will be, it is hoped, entertaining.