As part of a Modeling with Mathematics workshop that I ran for teachers with @zmill415 a few weeks ago, I had the chance to play with a few different formats for modeling activities and reflect on the types of thinking and representation that were done. We introduced a number of Three Act tasks, which the teachers really enjoyed. Generally, Three Act tasks have a specific question that students are trying to answer by creating a model... it's in the very structure of the format, in which the […]
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield is offering a Postdoc position on Theory of Evolutionary Computation and Population GeneticsA Research Assistant or Research Fellow position is available to work on analysing the efficiency of evolutionary processes in evolutionary algorithms and models of natural evolution. The position is part of SAGE (Speed of Adaptation in Population Genetics and Evolutionary Algorithms, http://www.project-sage.eu/), an interdisciplinary
Zhilin just sent me the following: Hi Igor,I hope all is well with you! In recent years, I have been working on signal processing for wearable health monitoring, such as signal processing of vital signs in smart watch and other wearables. Particularly, I've applied compressed sensing to this area, and achieved some successes on heart rate monitoring for fitness tracking and health monitoring. So I think you and your blog's readers may be interested in the following
How can educators inspire more U.S. students to succeed in mathematics?
Television star S. James Gates Jr., a self-described "simple country theoretical physicist," former Congressman Rush Holt, a five-time Jeopardy! winner who now heads the world's largest general scientific society; and Ohio State University's David Manderscheid will share their thoughts on advancing math literacy during a special science policy panel at MAA MathFest.