
MAW 97 at The College of New Jersey

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In honor of Math Awareness Week, the Math Club at The College of New Jersey is hosting a speaker from Bell Labs on Wednesday, April 23. Title: Some Applications of Mathematics in Telecommunications Speaker: Michael Tortorella, manager of the Design for Reliability Proceses and Technologies Group at Bell Labs Time: Wednesday, April 23, 1997 3:00 pm, Holman Hall, Room 204 Refreshments will be served Abstract: Perhaps no other area of engineering has provided more varied and more extensive applications of mathematics than telecommunications. Indeed, modern telecommunications that we have all come to take for granted would not be possible without mathematics. In this talk, I will show three areas of telecommunications (network design, traffic flow management, and dependability), where purely mathematical results have been decisive in enabling the area to grow to its full usefulness. I also indicate some examples of how telecommunications problems stimulated research in pure mathematics. I close with some remarks concerning "mathematical engineering," a type of mathematical model construction that is possibly the most important technical attribute for success in industrial employment. Cathy Liebars liebars@TCNJ.EDU
