RMIT Mathematics Seminar: Craig Bauling – Wolfram Research

  Speaker:    Craig Bauling, Wolfram Research

Title:  Highlighting Some Customer Use Cases behind Wolfram’s Exponential Growth in Education

Date and Time:  Monday, December 3rd, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Location: Building 8 Level 9 Room 66 (AGR)

RMIT City campus

Abstract:   For 30 years, Wolfram Research has been serving Educators and Researchers. For most of those years our customers have had access to only one tool: Mathematica desktop.   In the past 10 years, we have introduced many world changing technical innovations like: Wolfram | Alpha Pro, Natural Language computation, Wolfram System Modeler, and the Wolfram Cloud products (for iPads and tablets).  Many of which are being made available through large scale deployments like Egypt, Victoria Australia, and Ecuador.  This suite is being deployed by Faculty and Students all around Victoria in numerous projects, high-stakes exams, and in thousands of classrooms.    Craig will demonstrate the key new technologies that are directly applicable for use in Education with specific examples for how it is being used. Topics of the technical talk include:

•           Practical applications in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology

•           Computation using Natural English Language

•           On – demand Chemical, Biological, Economic, Finance and Social data

•           Creating interactive models that encourage student participation and learning

•           2 D and 3 D information visualization and 3 D Printing

•           Market Leading Statistical Analysis Functionality

•           Mathematica as a modern programming language

The content will help attendees with no prior experience get started with the Wolfram workflow. Since there is a large amount of new functionality, most intermediate users who attend these training sessions have reported learning quite a bit as well.   All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the examples, which can be adapted to individual courses.

Bio:    Craig Bauling holds a MBA from Northern Illinois University, a BS in Mathematics from Western Illinois University and an AS in Engineering from Sauk Valley Community College.  Craig has over 6 years teaching experience including Community College, Senior and Junior Secondary.  Craig’s corporate experience includes over 15 years in various Engineering roles.  He joined Wolfram Research in 2008 and his current role is to help schools, universities and businesses leverage Wolfram resources for teaching, research and workflow improvement.

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