Dietrich acknowledged that some of what she and her fellow…

April 15, 2009
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Dietrich acknowledged that some of what she and her fellow mathematicians do is like the life of the lead character on the CBS crime drama “Numb3rs,” where a math Ph.D. applies mathematic solutions to FBI cases. “Numb3rs is one of my favorite TV shows,” she said. Dietrich’s team consists of 200 people throughout the world, 150 of which are Ph.D.’s and the other 50 are masters-level software developers that have undergraduate degrees in math and masters degrees in computer science, she said. John Kelly, senior vice president and director of research at IBM, said, “Our 150 mathematicians make up the largest math department in the world housed in one institution.” (via IBM Makes Math Cool, Current)


Dietrich acknowledged that some of what she and her fellow mathematicians do is like the life of the lead character on the CBS crime drama “Numb3rs,” where a math Ph.D. applies mathematic solutions to FBI cases. “Numb3rs is one of my favorite TV shows,” she said. Dietrich’s team consists of 200 people throughout the world, 150 of which are Ph.D.’s and the other 50 are masters-level software developers that have undergraduate degrees in math and masters degrees in computer science, she said. John Kelly, senior vice president and director of research at IBM, said, “Our 150 mathematicians make up the largest math department in the world housed in one institution.” (via IBM Makes Math Cool, Current)
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