Maths Talk for TY, 5th and 6th Year Students

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As part of Maths Week at Maynooth University, Rafael de Andrade Moral will present a Maths Talk for TY, 5th and 6th year Students, ‘Do statisticians have superpowers?’ from 10am-11am Thursday 21st October.

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Maths Talk for TY, 5th and 6th year Students

Rafael will talk about what Mathematics and Statistics are, and why it is a good idea to study these subjects. He will also talk about Data Science and Machine Learning, and how we can use these tools to develop Artificial Intelligence. He will do a couple of demonstrations to show how randomness affects our daily lives, and how probability theory can help us make sense of it. Finally, Rafael will talk a bit about how you can study all of this and what the future might look like for you if you decide to have a career in this area. Students and teachers may ask questions at any point during the presentation, and there will also be a Q&A session at the end.

Rafael de Andrade Moral has been working as an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Maynooth University since 2018, after completing a BSc in Biology and an MSc and PhD in Statistics at University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is very interested in applying mathematical and statistical tools to solve real-world problems linked to Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science. He is also passionate about developing new ways to teach Statistics using music (see In his spare time, he loves playing with his animals, which include three German Shepherds and two mini-lop bunnies.

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Steven Galvin

B.Sc. in Psychology at MIC
Evening Classes at Crescent Comprehensive SJ


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