Cathy O'Neil will be speaking from 12:00-1:30pm on Friday, October 13th. Cathy O'Neil is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award. She earned a Ph.D. in Math from Harvard, was a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT math department, and a professor at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She is a columnist for Bloomberg View.
Check out some photos from Loyola University Chicago Math Club's 3D printing event. The mathematics department has a 3D printer. You can use your laptop to make 3D-printable files yourself! Contact Dr. Emily Peters if you have questions on how to go about bringing your ideas to life!
How many ways can I juggle? How long has each ball been in the air? Dr. Peter Tingley asked our students these questions and later demonstrated juggling as a periodic sequence. Inspired by the talk, students tried testing out the theory for themselves, even some professors too. Here are some photos from Loyola University Chicago Math Club's Juggling event.
Make sure and come and enjoy cookies and coffee (or tea!) with other friends of mathematics and statistics (as well as your professors)! Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, IES 116, throughout the semester!
Calling all Graduate Students! The department is holding a brief orientation for our new graduate students. There will be a few words from our Graduate Program Directors, Dr. Rafal Goebel and Tim O'Brien around 2:00PM. Returning graduate students and all faculty are then welcome to join us at 2:30 p.m. for the first Math/Stat Tea.
At the close of the academic year, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics wishes to recognize all of our students' outstanding achievements, especially our graduates. Take a look at our departmental awardees as well as where our amazing graduates are going!
This past weekend the Math & Stat Department had many of our students participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. After a year of hard work to prepare, the students all did a wonderful job presenting their research. Take a look at pictures and presentations from the event here! LEARN MORE
Ken Ribet, UC Berkeley professor and President of the American Mathematical Society, gave a talk on Fermat's Last Theorem for our Rataj Lecture. When an alternate title could be "Andrew Wiles Bests Gauss and Euler," you know there's got to be a compelling story in there somewhere. Indeed, Dr. Ribet gave a fascinating historical account of the story, from antiquity to the modern day solution. Find pictures from the event and a recap here! LEARN MORE
ASA Datafest was at Loyola! This weekend-long data competition is held at top Universities across the nation and provides an opportunity for students, professors, and industry professionals to collaborate and analyze a surprise dataset. Check out pictures from the event, as well as our amazing winners!
Want to learn on how to use machine learning and statistics to analyze big datasets? Want to detect discrimination and unfairness in data? Want to win a fellowship for the next year? Make sure to attend Loyola’s Fairness Analytics Competition on Tuesday, March 28th from 4-7 PM. LEARN MORE
With Spring Training in full-swing, how about some baseball analytics? Come hear about what Loyola students brought to a SABR competition during Spring Break - March 23rd from 5:45 to 6:45 in Cuneo 116!
Celebrated mathematician, number theorist extraordinaire, and AMS President Ken Ribet will visit us on Thursday 3/16 to deliver the Rataj Lecture in the Mathematical Sciences on Fermat's Last Theorem! A reception will be held from 3:00 in Piper Hall, followed by the talk at 4:00 PM in Cuneo 210! This is a unique opportunity to meet one of the forefront leaders in mathematics.
Math Club is hosting a poker night! There will not be any real gambling, but there will be a tournament with prizes and pizza! It will be held on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus in Cuneo 103 from 5:30-7:30! Don't know how to play? Dr. Balderama will teach you how! MORE
Make sure and come and enjoy cookies and coffee (or tea!) with other friends of mathematics and statistics (as well as your professors)! Tuesdays (2:00) and Wednesdays (2:15), IES 116, throughout the semester!
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Chinese New Year Math Contest, where winners demonstrated their abilities to explore the mathematics of the IChing hexagrams and the Yin Yang symbol. Congratulations to all of the winners! LEARN MORE
Congratulations to Katina Tole, a secondary education and mathematics major, for receiving this year's President's Medallion! Katina has been a mathematics major, a member of the Loyola dance team, a tutor for at-risk school children, an active volunteer on campus, and more. READ MORE
Congratulations to our Statistical Design Students, who spent their semester designing, carrying out, analyzing and presenting their own statistical studies. Check out their studies from their poster event! MORE
Congratulations to Larry Kalesinskas (Biostatistics Minor) and Evan Cudone (Math Major) for presenting their research, "GxA: Developing a Gene Expression Network Visualization and Analysis Tool" at the annual NSF Maize Inflorescence Project Meeting as well as Stritch's St. Albert's Day! READ MORE
This year, the Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. When will they win it again? Dr. Perry will show us how we can answer this question using Survival Analysis Techniques. Refreshments will be served from November 4th, 3-4 PM in IES 114 and the talk will begin at 4 PM.
The next Faculty in Focus is Dr. Haught, one of our Associate Professors, as well as the Faculty Advisor for the Math Club! Learn more about her, her research and many roles at Loyola and the community! READ MORE