Author Archives: Vanessa Rivera-Quinones

About Vanessa Rivera-Quinones

Mathematics Ph.D. with a passion for telling stories through numbers using mathematical models, data science, science communication, and education. Follow me on Twitter: @MissVRiveraQ.

Interactive Explorations of Hilbert Curves

One of the most famous and elegant constructions in mathematics is Hilbert’s space-filling curve. A nice description of Hilbert curves can be seen in Grant Sanderson’s (@3Blue1Brown) video “Hilbert’s Curves: Is Infinite Math Useful?” These curves have an impressive number … Continue reading

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Diving into the DeepMind podcast

Deepmind, famously known for creating the computer programs AlphaGo and Alpha Zero, features a blog that showcases their current research efforts in artificial intelligence (AI). Their more recent posts include: “How evolutionary selection can train more capable self-driving cars” by … Continue reading

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Sustainable Mathematics

On September 20, 2019, a series of strikes around the world demanding action against climate change began as part of Global Week for the Future. It inspired me to look into ways mathematics contributes to the growing challenge of sustainability. … Continue reading

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A tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s almost that time of the year again! Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) is a national holiday in the United States that began as a way to promote the history, contributions, and culture of Hispanic-Americans. Its observation … Continue reading

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Uncovering ‘What if?’ and ‘Why?’ in the A.I. era

Artificial intelligence, which has been extensively developed in the last few decades, cares about the power of a machine to copy intelligent human behavior.  As humans, we make decisions every day that rely on the cause and effects of our … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Viral Equations

Recently, there was a viral post about solving the equation below: Many mathematicians and social media powerhouses have weighed in on what the answer should be. But, why has this equation led to a lot of debate? This is not … Continue reading

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