Episode published: 24/06/19
In episode #9 the podcast welcomes Professor Svitlana Mayboroda. The Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the “Approximation, sampling and compression in data science” programme, Svitlana talks us through a brief history of her career, her specialism in harmonic analysis, a love of mathematics for its own sake and the research aims that she and her collaborators are working towards during their time at INI. Hosted by: Dan Aspel (INI Communications Manager).
00:00 – Introductions
01:43 – Early career decision points and working in the USA
03:08 – Growing up in Ukraine and the career options that lay ahead
03:50 – Looking at the ASC programme and its research aims
06:00 – The draw of harmonic analysis
07:30 – Collaborations between physicists and mathematicians
10:45 – Applications aplenty, but “the mathematics still drives me”
12:40 – Receiving the Kirk Fellowship (https://www.newton.ac.uk/about/fellowships/kirk): is it a “good thing”?
17:55 – Summer travels and academic visits
18:56 – In praise of the Isaac Newton Institute, “the primary way for mathematicians to collaborate”
Professor Svitlana Mayboroda, a Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellow, speaks about her specialism in harmonic analysis, a love of mathematics for its own sake and the research aims that she and her collaborators are working towards during their time at INI
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