# Samantha Fairchild

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Biography: Samantha (Sam) Fairchild is a Walter Benjamin postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. Sam graduated in 2021 from the University of Washington with a focus on groups, geometry, and dynamical systems. After graduating, she took an increasing interest in the math behind data science, with an emphasis on understanding the geometry of data.

Tutorial Title: Linear Algebra in Julia

Online Via ZOOM | Mar 13, 2023 | 20:00 – 22:00 (UTC+2)

Abstract: Whether we are detecting clusters in social networks or analyzing airport flight connections, linear algebra is at the heart of network analysis. We will use examples to motivate the use of some important linear algebra structures. These examples will be implemented through Julia, which is an open-source, python based language with many useful packages for data science.

Format: The tutorial will be going through a Julia worksheet. There will be some components of the worksheet explaining the math behind some of the code.

Prerequisites: The students should be familiar with the definition of a matrix, and the eigenvalues of a matrix. Working through the following would be sufficient: https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/eigenvalue.html.

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