Tim Chartier




Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College, Dr. Tim Chartier specializes in applied linear algebra in the fields of data analytics and partial differential equations. In January 2014, he was named the inaugural Math Ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America, an organization that also recognized Dr. Chartier's ability to communicate math with a national teaching award. His research and scholarship were recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Published by Princeton University Press, Tim wrote Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing and coauthored the textbook Numerical Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation of Algorithms. Tim fields mathematical questions for the Sports Science program on ESPN, and has also been a resource for a variety of media inquiries, which include appearances with NPR, the CBS Evening News, USA Today, and The New York Times.

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Apr 6th 2015

Explore applications of linear algebra in the field of data mining by learning fundamentals of search engines, clustering movies into genres and of computer graphics by posterizing an image.

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Feb 23rd 2015

Learn to use linear algebra in computer graphics by making images disappear in an animation or creating a mosaic or fractal and in data mining to measure similarities between movies, songs, or friends.

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