Monthly Meeting Guest Speaker - Dr. Talithia Williams
Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program December Monthly Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2015 · 4 PM - 5 PM
On Campus : Apartment Community Center
Instead of our normal December monthly meeting, we will have a special guest. Dr. Talithia Williams is currently at UMBC for a year shadowing our university President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.
The meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Apartment Community Center Multipurpose Room on December 10th. Food will be served so please arrive a little early so that Dr. Williams can begin her talk promptly at 4:05 p.m. Jodian Brown introduce Dr. Williams and moderate the meeting
Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. In her present capacity as a junior faculty member, she exemplifies the role of teacher and scholar through outstanding research, with a passion for integrating and motivating the educational process with real world statistical applications. Her educational background includes a Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Masters' degrees in both Mathematics and Statistics, and a Doctorate in Statistics. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA. Dr. Williams develops statistical models which emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data with environmental applications. She has been recognized for the development of a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for developing countries in Africa.
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Dr. Williams is also a woman of faith, living out a lifestyle practice infused with bold splashes of servitude that embody the eternal ideals of God. She and her husband, Donald, actively teach and share foundational principles regarding the joys of Christian marriage.
Dr. Williams also gave a TED Talk titled "Own Your Body's Data". Her talk has been viewed more than 1 million times https://www.ted.com/talks/talithia_williams_own_your_body_s_data?language=en