Sixteenth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians

The sixteenth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, November 20th, 2020 from 10 am until 11 am. Dr. Teresita Teran, Professor of Statistics at the National University of Rosario in Argentina, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

On this sixteenth Encounter, Dr. Teresita Teran shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician, pointing out how when she was young, she wanted to be a dancer. The speaker also presented on “How can we Interpret the Data of the Pandemic with Statistics?” in which she highlighted the importance of verifying where the information given comes from so that we can make sure that the sources are reliable and the importance of analyzing if the graph makes sense. For example, having two scales in one same graph generates confusion.