This lecture was filmed at the 2017 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C. and features Dr. Talea L. Mayo of the University of Central Florida.
Major hurricanes such as Katrina (2005), Sandy (2012), and Irene (2011) can have devastating impacts, whether we experience the storms firsthand, have family members who are affected, or are simply exposed to them through media coverage. Watch and explore how math can be used to understand the world around us, through forecasting, modeling, and risk assessment of hurricane storm surges.
Dr. Talea L. Mayo is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida. She specializes in coastal ocean modeling, with special interests in hurricane storm surge modeling, flood risk assessment, and the development of mathematical methods of improving models using data.