Margot Gerritson – Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University
Title Translation: “What the heck just happened : 40 years of adventures in STEM”
Margot will reflect on her 40 years in STEM fields, modeling in geophysics and hazards modeling, and data science.
Margot Gerritsen, born in the Netherlands, is a professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University in California. Her focus is on computer simulations and the mathematical analysis of engineering and natural processes. Her main interests include sustainability and renewable and fossil energy production. In addition, she is involved in coastal ocean dynamics, yacht design, as well as several areas of computational mathematics including search algorithms and matrix computations. Her most recent research projects include traffic congestion and emission simulation and mitigation, and wildland fire prediction and mitigation. As co-founder and Co-Director of Women in Data Science and chair of the board of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), she aims to inspire and encourage girls and women in computational mathematics and data science.