Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

Association of Women in Mathematics Colloquium (Jan 29)

Event title: Association of Women in Mathematics Colloquium (sponsored by the LUC AWM Student Chapter)
Details: Monday 1/29, Dumbach 227. 4:15-5:15, with a reception including light snacks 3:30-4:15 in BVM Hall - 5th floor. 
Speaker: Dr. Emma Zajdela.
Topic: Catalyzing collaborations: Modeling scientific team formation for global impacts. 
Description: I will talk about my research on modeling scientific collaboration at in-person and virtual conferences, and also include some background on my activities in science diplomacy which started while I was at Loyola and inspired this work. 
Bio: Emma Zajdela is a Loyola Alum with a 2016 BS from our department. Since then she completed an MS in Applied Math from UIC and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences and Applied Math from Northwestern. She is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton. Her research focuses on developing mathematical models to understand and predict complex social phenomena. She has used this to study topics ranging from poker to autonomous vehicles to scientific collaboration to fashion trends.