73 minutes | Dec 14, 2020

Math in Data Science with Professor Margot Gerritsen

Today we are joined by Professor Margot Gerritsen from Stanford University today to talk to us about Math in Data Science, Diversity in Data Science, and some of the ideas behind a Growth Mindset. She is co-founder and co-director of the global Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference, reaching more than 120,000 participants annually in more than 60 countries and inspiring thousands of women around the world to pursue careers in STEM or data science. If you haven’t seen Margot’s Stanford TedX Stanford talk, you should do so now. Also, the Women in Data Science (WIDS) Conference is taking place on March 8, 2021. Click on the link above for more details, follow WiDS on Twitter @WiDS_Worldwide, or check out their LinkedIn profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/women-in-data-science-wids-at-stanford-university Margot recommended the book Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. Antonio is already a few chapters in. Here’s the Goodreads link for you interested in learning more. Additional details about Margot: Margot Gerritsen, a prominent Stanford professor in her field who radiates a passion for the computational sciences, including data science. She is professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford, the former director of the Stanford Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, and until recently, the senior associate dean at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Margot is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of SIAM. She has spent nearly her entire lifetime using mathematics to solve a wide variety of complex problems, including reservoir modeling, coastal ocean flows, and sail design for America’s Cup yachts.
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