Wharton UK AI Studio - Chapter 2: AI in EdTech & Teaching Mathematics to the World with Gilbert Strang

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
7:00pm— 9:00pm
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George Gvishiani
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David Warne FRSA Vincent Zhou Alexander Karpikov Foudil Mattoo Helen Neuburger Paul Bilokon Igor Halperin Anastasia Roumelioti Vinay Menon Ines de Bagration Benjamin Chelnitsky Avril MacKenzie Hardik Manek Abigail May Namig Ahmadov Thomas Kisimbi Mark Shiels Diane McGrath Ali Syed Didem Ates jose candial Ruichen Ni Laura Morales Xiangjun Shen Vernon Tjon-Soei-Len Philip Hess Asheesh Malaney Maria Charash Ron Dirienzi Emilio Planas Jean Lehmann Andrey Tsitsinskiy Frederico Cea Skwara Dom Kwok Vishnu Sivakumar Anya Ruvinskaya Margot Neuburger Beth Li
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The Wharton UK AI Studio is an initiative of the Wharton Club of the UK aiming to strengthen the connection between Business Professionals, Domain Experts, and Researchers in Artificial Intelligence.

In the second of the WCUK series hosted by George Gvishiani we will be exploring AI in EdTech and Teaching Mathematics to the world. It is a real honor for Wharton Community to work on and collaborate with Professor Gilbert Strang who is among the most recognised Mathematicians of our times. 

Date: 15th October 2020, 7 pm BST

Venue: Online via Zoom

Gilbert Strang, Professor of Mathematics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Gilbert Strang is probably one of the most well-known Mathematicians of the modern world. He is recognized for his beautiful teaching style. His MIT class, - Linear Algebra 18.06 - was published in 2002 for the general public within the framework of MIT’s novel initiative OCW (OpenCourseWare). Since then, classes were viewed by more than 12 million students around the world. 

It is worth mentioning that Gilbert Strang helped to teach Linear Algebra to the event host, George Gvishiani as well, who is the first-hand witness of the power of his teaching style. Gilbert’s method helps us understand Mathematics and generates motivation to maintain the knowledge acquired as well as do further research in the field. His most recent book Linear Algebra for Everyone is another attempt to make the subject accessible to the broadest audience.

Gilbert Strang was an undergraduate at MIT and a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, 65 years ago! Very recently, during the COVID-19 lockdown, he received the Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education!

Gilbert’s Ph.D. was from UCLA and since then he has taught at MIT. He has been a Sloan Fellow and a Fairchild Scholar and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Gilbert is a Professor of Mathematics at MIT, an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Gil Strang was the President of SIAM during 1999 and 2000, and Chair of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics. He received the von Neumann Medal of the US Association for Computational Mechanics, and the Henrici Prize for applied analysis. The first Su Buchin Prize from the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Haimo Prize from the Mathematical Association of America, were awarded for his contributions to teaching around the world. 

Professor Strang has published thirteen books. He wrote his most recent book, Linear Algebra for Everyone (out in August 2020), during COVID-19 lockdown. His textbooks are published by Wellesley-Cambridge Press and distributed by Cambridge University Press in the UK.

  • Linear Algebra for Everyone (anticipated in August 2020)
  • Linear Algebra and Learning from Data (2019)
  • Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (2014)
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra (1993,1998,2003,2009,2016)
  • Linear Algebra and Its Applications (1976,1980,1988,2005)
  • An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, with George Fix (1973,2008,2017)
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematics (1986)
  • Calculus (1991,2017)
  • Wavelets and Filter Banks, with Truong Nguyen (1996)
  • Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS, with Kai Borre (1997)
  • Computational Science and Engineering (2007)
  • Essays in Linear Algebra (2012)
  • Algorithms for Global Positioning, with Kai Borre (2012)

Gilbert Strang's home page is math.mit.edu/~gs/ and his video lectures on linear algebra and learning from data and computational science and engineering are on ocw.mit.edu (mathematics/18.06, 18.065 and 18.085) and Youtube.

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