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Professor Margot Gerritsen discusses how "algebra is not just useful, it's also inherently beautiful"

In the above video from the recent TEDxStanford event, Margot Gerritsen, PhD, associate professor of energy resources and engineering and director of the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering, shares how algebra is core to science, medicine and engineering and can be used to solve complex problems in the world. In discussing the institute's ongoing projects, which include research related to cancer and computational surgery, she explains why algebra is beautiful.

Gerritsen is among those presenting at the upcoming Big Data in Biomedicine conference, which will be held May 21-23 on Stanford campus. She will be will be speaking on the computers and architecture panel. Registration for the conference is closed, but the program will be broadcast live on the Big Data in Biomedicine website.

Previously: NIH Director: “Big Data should inspire us”, Chief technology officer of the United States to speak at Big Data in Biomedicine conference, Big Data in Biomedicine technical showcase to feature companies’ innovations related to big data and Euan Ashley discusses harnessing big data to drive innovation for a healthier world

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