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How Does Google Google? The Math Behind the Internet

Speaker: 
Margot Gerritsen
Date: 
Thu, Jan 17, 2013
Location: 
PIMS, University of British Columbia
Conference: 
Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013
Abstract: 
We all Google. You may even have found this talk by Googling. What you may not know is that behind the Google’s and other search engines is beautiful and elegant mathematics. In this talk, I will try to explain the workings of page ranking and search engines using only rusty calculus.

An alternative version of this lecture presented at the University of Calgary is also available.

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