Monthly: March 2019
Combating Bias in Big Data, with Cathy O’Neil
March 27, 2019
This episode’s guest is Cathy O’Neil: mathematician, data scientist, and author of such works as Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Cathy talks with Richard about her past roles as a math professor, a quantitative analyst for a hedge fund, and a data scientist for a dot com startup. She explains how her experiences inform the writing that she’s doing now about the societal impact of technology and big data.
Running a Math Lover’s Dream School, with Sam Vandervelde
March 13, 2019
This episode’s guest is Sam Vandervelde, Head of School and Dean of Mathematical Sciences at Proof School: a private day school for kids who love math. Sam is also a former United States IMO team member, one of the co-founders – along with Richard Rusczyk and Sandor Lehoczky – of the Mandelbrot Competition, and a question writer for the USAMO. Sam discusses his experiences as a math contest superstar, earning his PhD at the University of Chicago, and what it’s like running a school that serves passionate math students.
Weekly Update: Special AIME Seminars, new courses in the works, and more
March 4, 2019
This first week of March, we’ve got new online lessons for young math beasts and AoPS Online problem solvers alike!