2017 Festival

Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence

University of San Francisco

Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of San Francisco. One of her passions is broadening participation in the mathematical sciences by mentoring and outreach in various nationally recognized programs, such as the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program for Women and the MSRI-UP summer program for undergraduates. As a self-proclaimed Math Coach, she loves talking about mathematics to a wide range of audiences to promote its beauty and accessibility.

2017 Festival – How Does Google Do It? The Pagerank Algorithm

When we type a search query into Google, it puts the “good stuff” that we want right up front and all the “junk” at the end. How does it do this? Hint: a little bit of graph theory, and some linear algebra! Learn more about the mathematics behind web searching.