There is a hidden aspect of the world around us concealed in numbers, algorithms and patterns. One that many are familiar with, but few marvel at. It affects what we see around us as well as the decisions that we make. 

Integral to our lives, mathematics often influences us in ways which are unknown, adding a layer of complexity to everyday phenomena. Join us at the TEDxUofT-Fields Salon: Dimensions to explore the Mathematical dimension.


February 13, 2020

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Room 230
The Fields Institute

at the University of Toronto

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Adam Metzler

Adam Metzler received his MMath (2004) and PhD (2008) from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. His interests are with applied probability and statistics, especially their application to problems faced in the financial industry and with a particular emphasis on problems faced by risk management professionals and financial regulators.

Alec Jacobson

Alec Jacobson is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics at University of Toronto. Leveraging ideas from differential geometry and finite-element analysis, his work in geometry processing improves exposure of geometric quantities, while his novel user interfaces reduce human effort and increase exploration. He has published several papers in the proceedings of SIGGRAPH. He leads development of the widely used geometry processing library, libigl, winner of the 2015 SGP software award. In 2017, he received the Eurographics Young Researcher Award.

Bonnie Lyn de Bartok

Bonnie Lyn is the Founder and CEO of MacCormick Inc. and The S Factor Co. She has over two decades of social impact, international business, finance and technology background that spans across four continents. Bonnie Lyn has won several entrepreneurial and technology awards, and has led the creation of the MacCormick Social Performance Index (MSPI), which measures a company’s management of social impacts in relation to their financial performance, and the S Factor Score, the world’s first social performance index that measures a company’s social impact and risk performance. Both the MSPI and the Social Performance Index have since been developed to incorporate the latest technology in Big Data, Analytics, AI, MLP and Blockchain. Bonnie Lyn is a widely acknowledged expert and much sought after speaker on social impact and risk issues.

Estelle Chen

Estelle is a Director at BMO Technology & Innovation Banking. She focuses on industry leading offers that meet the unique needs of technology companies, including venture debt and recurring revenue financing as a financial partner and advisor to help businesses grow fast. Estelle has extensive knowledge in advanced financial modeling, investment analysis, capital raising and senior debt financing, with a deep understanding of the innovation entrepreneurship ecosystems to help existing and future clients. Prior to joining the banking industry in the technology sector, Estelle spent several years on the corporate side accumulating experience on both a public level as a Financial Analyst, Investments for public-private partnerships in infrastructure, and a private level as a Corporate Financial Analyst in Cleantech to help the C-suite raise capital both in China and North America.
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Laura Rosella

Laura Rosella, PhD, MHSc, is the PrincipalInvestigator and Scientific Director of the PopulationHealth Analytics Lab. She is an AssociateProfessor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Faculty Member in the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and holds scientific appointments at ICES andPublic Health Ontario. She also holds a Canada Research Chair in PopulationHealth Analytics. Her research interests include population health, population-based risk tools to support public health planning and public health policy.

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