Finding Stable Matches: The Mathematics of Computer Dating
Feb 17, 2014
Can an algorithm find true love? Professor Mann looks at the mathematics that powers dating websiteshttp://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/finding-stable-matches-the-mathematics-of-computer-dating
Computer systems use mathematics to fly aircraft, carry out complex financial transactions and calculate the optimal design for racing cars. But mathematics helps solve many other problems: how to assign students to rooms in university halls of residence? how a computer dating agency can most effectively pair off its clients? Fascinating mathematical techniques have been developed for these problems and this lecture presents and discusses in simple terms, various non-numerical mathematical algorithms.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/finding-stable-matches-the-mathematics-of-computer-dating
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