# News Items

## Big Data and its impact on businessJordan Ellenberg discusses Big Data and its impact on business in this Wisconsin Institute for Discovery video short. Jordan spoke at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in San Antonio, TX as the MAA-AMS Invited Address on January 10, 2015. http://go.wisc.edu/vy638m |

## Understanding our modern power structuresMichael C. Ferris spoke on the Mathematical Moments podcast offered by the American Mathematics Society on smart grids and the mathematical models involved in understanding our modern power structures. |

## IMA Honors David AndersonThe IMA has awarded David F. Anderson the inaugural IMA Prize in Mathematics and its Applications. The prize will be given at the opening of the fourth annual Abel Conference on October 31, 2014. |

## Timo Seppalainen HonoredAt the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in Sydney, Australia, July 7-11, Tom Kurtz delivered the Wald Lectures and Timo Seppäläinen gave a Medallion Lecture. In the picture: Andrew Barbour (University of Zürich) introduced Timo’s medallion lecture and handed him the medallion. The 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians was held in Seoul, Korea, August 13-21. Timo Seppäläinen was an invited speaker in the Probability and Statistics Section. |

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