M02 - 
The Power of the Matrix (The Math, not the Movie)
  A matrix is a rectangular array of numbers. Matrices have been a tool of mathematicians for centuries, but are now more important than over with applications in big data analytics, sports, science, social choice and other fields. We examine a variety of these applications that could be introduced to students from the elementary grades through upper level high school courses. We will do some simple examples by hand, and we will examine how more complex problems give shape to modern ideas in computing.
Harvard University-Rosovsky Hall
3/4/2021, 3/11/2021