Santa Clara University


CAS News and Events


CAS News Center

Back to Blog

SCU Mathematics/CS Colloquium Series Fall 2010

Title: Mathematics in Medical Device Research & Development

Speaker: Derek Purdy, BaroSense, Inc.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
3:50 pm.
O'Connor 207

Abstract: Have you ever sat in a math class and wondered, when am I ever going to use this stuff?? This colloquium will explore the application of mathematics at start-up companies in the medical device industry. The use of math adds robustness to specification development and makes claims about data more credible. Math is useful in developing models to explain test results and also to predict future results. Perhaps most importantly, people who can understand, use, and explain mathematics to others in a friendly, non-condescending way are generally respected for it and are taken more seriously by their peers than those who cannot. Learn how you can be a leader in your field by applying what you already know! The branches of mathematics drawn upon for this discussion will include arithmetic and algebra, probability & statistics, and integral calculus.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation,
please call/email Rick Scott 408-554-4460/rscott at scu dot edu (or
use 1-800-735-2929 TTY—California Relay).

Printer-friendly format