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Presented By: MCAIM - Department of Mathematics

MCAIM Series on Algorithm Startups

A Conversation with Olivia Walch, Arcascope

Olivia Walch, Arcascope Olivia Walch, Arcascope
Olivia Walch, Arcascope
Many do not realize the potential of mathematical and algorithmic ideas to have a societal impact through the commercial space. Mathematicians often receive advice tailored for other areas, such as building physical objects, consulting, or general software development, that may not apply. Additionally, startups with sophisticated mathematical, statistical, or engineering algorithms may encounter unique problems. In this new colloquium series, startup CEOs will discuss the story of their companies from seed to IPO stages and offer advice on building successful businesses based on mathematics or algorithms.

Dr. Walch is the CEO of Arcascope, which makes science-backed apps to help people fix their sleep and circadian rhythms. She received her Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 2016 and studied the mathematics of sleep for the last ten years. Outside of sleep, she was co-editor of Political Geometry, a volume on the mathematics of gerrymandering, with Moon Duchin. Her webcomic, Imogen Quest, is available online, as is her mini-comic You Can Try Again.

Event will be in-person and on Zoom:

Co-sponsored by Michigan Center for Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (MCAIM), Michigan Innovation Partnerships, and the Van Loo Symposium

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