Applied Mathematics in Industry Seminar (AMIS)

The Applied Mathematics in Industry Seminar (AMIS) is intended to highlight how mathematics is used in various different careers. Seminars typically require little or no advanced mathematical knowledge and are open to anyone.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • SPEAKER: Dr. Jay Lee (Principal Data Scientist at AT&T)
  • TITLE: "One or two things I wish I had learned in school before becoming a Data Scientist"
  • TIME/LOCATION: 3:30-4:30pm online in Zoom
  • ABSTRACT: Link to pdf abstract

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  • SPEAKER: Jessica Owensby (Principal Big Data Software Engineer at AT&T)
  • TITLE: "Discrete Math: The Ultimate Resume Builder"
  • TIME/LOCATION: 3:30-4:30pm online in Zoom
  • ABSTRACT: Link to pdf abstract

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • SPEAKER: Dr. Xiquan Cui (Manager of Data Science at The Home Depot)
  • TITLE: "Auto Magic Experience with Deep Learning"
  • TIME/LOCATION: 3:30-4:30pm online in Zoom
  • ABSTRACT: Link to pdf abstract

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • SPEAKER: Bill Franks, Director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research at Kennesaw State University
  • TITLE: "Presenting Technical Information to Nontechnical Audiences"
  • TIME/LOCATION: 3:30-4:30pm online in Zoom
  • ABSTRACT: Many in the disciplines of data science, math, engineering or other technical area make a major error when developing a results presentation. Namely, they fail to distinguish between a detailed written document and a visual, live presentation that tells a compelling story. It is common for someone to develop what is effectively a technical document and then use that to present. This is a big mistake! This talk will go through some practices you can follow to ensure that you hit the mark with non-technical and executive audiences. It will provide a range of examples as well as specific pointers that can be used immediately.
  • Link to pdf abstract

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • SPEAKER: Jessica Reyes (Data Scientist at Equifax)
  • TITLE: "Career Journey as a Young Data Scientist"
  • TIME/LOCATION: 2:00-3:00pm online in Zoom
  • ABSTRACT: Join in to hear about recent alumni, Jessica Reyes, and her first year working as a Data Scientist at Equifax. This session will cover her journey to finding success in STEM as well as a live Q&A portion for current students who'd like to ask our alumni a question.
  • Link to pdf abstract

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • SPEAKER: Dr. Mayowa Awe (National Science and Technology Medals Foundation)
  • TITLE: "Mathematics ∩ Data Science ∩ STEM Advocacy"
  • TIME/LOCATION: 2:00-3:00pm online in Zoom (ID: 817 8612 9426 Passcode: vfUJv9)
  • ABSTRACT: In this session, Dr. Awe will share her experience at the intersection of mathematics, data science, and STEM advocacy. She will provide information about her academic trajectory and professional experiences as a data analyst in the defense industry and program director in the nonprofit sector. She hopes to share lessons learned that may be useful to students as they chart their academic and professional courses.
  • Link to pdf abstract

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

  • SPEAKERS: Kevin Jourdain and Preston Mesarvey (Improving Enterprises)
  • TITLE: "Journey of a Data Consultant"
  • TIME/LOCATION: 2:00-3:00pm in J-201L Atrium building, Marietta campus and online in Zoom
  • ABSTRACT: Companies are becoming inundated with Data, which created a need of roles to be fulfilled in structuring, integrating and analyzing it. Former KSU grads will present how students with a STEM background can entertain the idea of becoming a data consultant.
  • Link to pdf abstract
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