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Lars Eldén

Professor emeritus of Scientific Computing

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Chair of the docent committee at the Institute of Technology. Information about docent procedures.


Quotations about data analysis

"The traditional rationale within applied mathematics has been to solve or provide insight for equations which describe some part of the physical world. .... But there is a paradigm shift afoot. Mathematics is used to describe data, without the benefit of an interpolating equation or physical principle."
(J. Glimm, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 47, Jan 2010, p. 127-136.)

"The analysis of large data sets to provide understanding, and ultimately knowledge, is one of the fundamental intellectual challenges of our time. It falls to practitioners of the mathematical sciences (mathematics, statistics, and computer science) to devise new methods for carrying out analysis tasks, as well as to construct new models or paradigms for thinking about data."
(Gunnar Carlsson and Robert Ghrist, SIAM News, April 2012).