Latest Mathematics Podcast Episodes

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07/30/21: Structural Attacks on Local Routing in Payment Channel Networks with Ben Weintraub

Boston Computation Club - July 30, 2021 22:59 - 58 minutes
Ben Weintraub is a PhD student in computer science at Northeastern University, advised by Cristina Nita-Rotaru.  Today he joined us to present his paper *Structural Attacks on Local Routing in Payment Channel Networks*, which was accepted to the 2021 Euro S&P Blockchain workshop.  This is a fasc...

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Kelvin Wursten: Tensor Flow Models in Healthcare

How AI Happens - July 30, 2021 06:00 - 19 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
Kelvin Wursten, leader of PointClickCare's Data Science team, explains how they are utilizing AI to help solve complicated supply vs. demand calculations in hospital emergency departments, as well as the challenge of balancing building awesome technology while still prioritizing the user's needs.


Deborah Gordon on Ant Colonies as Distributed Computers

COMPLEXITY - July 30, 2021 00:29 - 54 minutes ★★★★★ - 142 ratings
The popular conception of ants is that “anatomy is destiny”: an ant’s body type determines its role in the colony, for once and ever. But this is not the case; rather than forming rigid castes, ants act like a distributed computer in which tasks are re-allocated as the situation changes. “Divisi...

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Episode 1: Introduction

How the Fourier Transform Works - July 28, 2021 14:00 - 29 minutes
The Fourier Transform is everywhere. Few are the days in your life where you won’t pick up a piece of technology that implements it to provide you with pictures, videos, music, a phone call, and all manner of everyday applications. However, its very ubiquity means we take The Fourier Transform v...

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Writing the Book on Pandas (Stefanie Molin) - KNN Ep. 58

Ken's Nearest Neighbors - July 28, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 19 ratings
Stefanie Molin is a software engineer and data scientist on Bloomberg's Security Data Science team, which researches and develops solutions using data and machine learning to help improve and automate Bloomberg’s information security processes. She focuses on identifying and answering security-r...

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Interventions in Maths

MathsTalk by AMSI Schools - July 28, 2021 07:00 - 23 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Host Leanne McMahon and guest Cass Lowry talk about one of the most asked questions on Maths Education Social Media, "What intervention program is best?" We discuss the value of intervention in general and look at a couple of specific examples that we have used. Resources: English Research int...

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Iowa Type Theory Commute - July 28, 2021 04:00 - 11 minutes ★★★★★ - 9 ratings
In this episode I discuss the paper "Modula-2 and Oberon" by Niklaus Wirth.  Modula-2 introduced (it seems from the paper) the idea of having modules with explicit import and import lists -- something we saw at the start of our look at module systems with Haskell's module system.  I note some in...

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#3 Rudie Verweij: Cooling down the planet one server at a time.

Tangible Computing - July 27, 2021 17:00 - 43 minutes
Rudei Verweij the CEO of Incooling, shares his passion for cooling servers with 2 Phase technology which allows the same silicon to do more computing; and how simulation helps to design it better. Incooling is a startup from the HighTechXL accelerator in Eindhoven. Listen to how he turned a pass...

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How Beliefs Impact Achievement

Room to Grow - a Math Podcast - July 27, 2021 14:00 - 34 minutes ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
How does what we believe as teachers impact our students and their learning? What about their beliefs about themselves as learners and doers of mathematics? In this episode of Room to Grow, Curtis and Joanie explore these ideas and more from the perspective of continuous improvement and growing ...

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Optimizing data processes with satellite imagery | Hector Ferronato & Andy MacIsaac

Data Science Mixer - July 27, 2021 04:00 - 40 minutes ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
Crucial in the allocation of federal funding, US census data is a valuable national asset. In partnership with Reveal Global Consulting, we learn how the US Census Bureau has used satellite imagery analysis to optimize labor intensive manual survey and data processing. Join in on our Cocktail C...

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Beyond Exploratory Data Analysis (E.D.A.)

95percentsure - July 26, 2021 05:15 - 2 minutes
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004: Shallow quantum circuits with David Gosset

Nonlocal: a quantum computing podcast - July 25, 2021 18:49 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
The point of building quantum computers is that we expect them to be capable of things that classical computers aren't. But how can we prove that this is the case? In this episode we talk to David Gosset, a professor at the University of Waterloo, about his research on quantum advantage for shal...

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07/24/21: Linear Haskell with Artem Pelenitsyn

Boston Computation Club - July 24, 2021 23:08 - 1 hour
Artem is a PhD student in computer science at Northeastern University, advised by Professor Jan Vitek.  Prior to joining the Khoury PhD program, Artem worked as an Assistant Professor at Southern Federal University in Russia, where he earned his MSc and BSc.  Today Artem joined us to present abo...

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Igor Susmelj: More Data is Not The Answer

How AI Happens - July 22, 2021 06:00 - 27 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
Igor Susmelj, Co-Founder of, explains how most companies don't have a problem of too little data, but rather of far too much irrelevant data. He details Lightly's approach of utilizing self-supervised learning to pare down massive data sets into something that can be useful to a super...

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From C Student to Data Scientist (Greg Watson) - KNN Ep. 57

Ken's Nearest Neighbors - July 21, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 19 ratings
Greg Watson is a content creator and sports enthusiast currently living in the Washington DC area. By day he is a data scientist working for the IRS, where he uses machine learning to detect fraud. After that he can be found at local happy hours, watching the game and figuring out where to trave...

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Episode 20: Cryptanalysis of GPRS: GEA-1 and GEA-2!

Cryptography FM - July 20, 2021 14:00 - 42 minutes ★★★★ - 7 ratings
A team of cryptanalysits presents the first publicly available cryptanalytic attacks on the GEA-1 and GEA-2 algorithms. Instead of providing full 64-bit security, they show that the initial state of GEA-1 can be recovered from as little as 65 bits of known keystream (with at least 24 bits coming ...

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Imagine A Number

Off The Beaten Math - July 19, 2021 14:00 - 53 minutes
Todays episode features the strange and illusive imaginary unit, otherwise known as "i". 

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How much EDA is enough EDA?

95percentsure - July 19, 2021 13:19 - 2 minutes
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ReRelease Multiplication Matters Part 1

MathsTalk by AMSI Schools - July 19, 2021 05:43 - 25 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
The release of the draft of the new Australian Curriculum in Mathematics has caused quite a stir. While this will be discussed in our next episode, we thought it timely to rerelease one of our most popular podcasts (edited for a quicker listen). It looks at why 'learning your tables' is not enou...

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Abacus - July 16, 2021 20:29 - 5 minutes
You will learn the introduction and basics of abacus --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

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Interview with Tomer Schlank

Math-Life Balance - July 16, 2021 19:39 - 53 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Tomer Schlank is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working in homotopy theory and arithmetic geometry. In this interview, Tomer shares his experience of advising a big group of students, speaks about the importance of embracing the struggle, and explains how to get unstuck in a ...

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Episode 6. Cloud Computing and Women In Technology With Susanne Tedrick_mixdown

Asigmo Data Science Podcast - July 16, 2021 08:03 - 57 minutes
In German there is a saying that goes: ''Geteilte Freude ist doppelte Freude, geteilter Schmerz ist halber Schmerz.'' This translates to: ''shared joy is double joy, shared sorrow is halved sorrow''. Susanne encompasses this saying with her willingness to help women in their careers and has dedi...

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Episode 6. Cloud Computing and Women In Technology With Susanne Tedrick

Asigmo Data Science Podcast - July 16, 2021 08:03 - 57 minutes
In German there is a saying that goes: ''Geteilte Freude ist doppelte Freude, geteilter Schmerz ist halber Schmerz.'' This translates to: ''shared joy is double joy, shared sorrow is halved sorrow''. Susanne encompasses this saying with her willingness to help women in their careers and has dedi...

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#2 Gareth Thomas: Technical and Scientific Computing Landscape

Tangible Computing - July 16, 2021 07:00 - 22 minutes
Gareth Thomas is the co-founder of  VersionBay ( and is one of the co-hosts of Tangible Computing. In this episode, you will about his company and his views on the Technical and Scientific computing landscape. We will also drill down into how he got hooked on using MAT...


Reconstructing Ancient Superhighways with Stefani Crabtree and Devin White

COMPLEXITY - July 16, 2021 06:02 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 142 ratings
Seventy thousand years ago, humans migrated on foot across the ancient continent of Sahul — the landmass that has since split up into  Australia and New Guinea. Mapping the journeys of these ancient voyagers is no small task: previous efforts to understand prehistoric migrations relied on coarse...

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Season One, Episode Two -- Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change

Science in Parallel - July 15, 2021 21:17 - 34 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
One of today’s hottest areas of computational research could help build better solutions for one of global society’s steepest challenges. Three early career computational scientists talk about AI’s potential for understanding and predicting climate shifts, supporting strategies for incorporating...

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Season One, Episode One -- Jeff Hittinger: Leading By Example

Science in Parallel - July 15, 2021 14:06 - 32 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Jeff Hittinger of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory embodies the term scientist-chimera. He talks about the many scientific hats he’s worn simultaneously – computer scientist, applied mathematician and physicist. As director for the Center for Applied Computing (CASC) and as co-principal in...

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#1 Andrew Rutgers: ChargeSim

Tangible Computing - July 15, 2021 07:00 - 26 minutes
Interview with Andrew Rutgers, CEO of ChargeSim (and Tangible Computing co-host) about how simulation helps plan EV Charging Infrastructure. Andrew started working on electric vehicles racing solar powered cars at university, and now helps electric vehicle fleets plan their charging infrastructu...

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Deep in the Mind of the Deepnote CEO (Jakub Jurovych) - KNN Ep. 56

Ken's Nearest Neighbors - July 14, 2021 11:00 - 54 minutes ★★★★★ - 19 ratings
Jakub Jurovych is a founder and CEO of Deepnote, where he and his team are developing a collaborative data science notebook. Jakub studied Computer Science at Cambridge University, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning and Computer Vision. As an engineer, Jakub built tools for...

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#0 Andrew Rutgers & Gareth Thomas: Why Tangible Computing

Tangible Computing - July 14, 2021 08:00 - 8 minutes
Andrew Rutgers (CEO of ChargeSim) and Gareth Thomas (Co-Founder VersionBay) share their motivation for starting the Tangible Computing podcast and what to expect from this in the future. During this episode, Andrew shares a simple formula for how to minimize the impact on the world by using tech...