This talk will tour the world of mathematical modelling, examining approaches, potential and limitations.

Speaker

Tony Way

Agenda

An assortment of light refreshments will be available beforehand.

7:30pm - Event starts
9:00pm - Events ends

Synopsis

This talk will tour the world of mathematical modelling, examining approaches, potential and limitations. Using the high-level Wolfram Language to explore different approaches such as partial differential equations, probability models, stochastic models, agent based simulation and neural networks, the talk will demonstrate live computations making predictions from computer vision to coastal waves. The talk will further discuss some of the issues that the professional modeler must consider when using models to make decisions such as avoiding over-confidence or human-injected bias. The talk will focus on key concepts rather than technical details and should be accessible to anyone with a technical background. The speaker has been involved in computational software at Wolfram Research for over 30 years and is also the co-founder of ComputerBasedMath.org, a project to rethink maths education to assume that computers are the principle way that computations are performed.

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COVID-19

BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more information, advice, and instructions.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Oxfordshire branch

Mathematical Modelling - A guided tour - BCS Oxfordshire branch
Date and time
Thursday 20 April, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location
Rewley House Continuing Education Library
Mawby Pavillion
1 Wellington Square
Oxford
OX1 2JA
Price
Free