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In honor of Math Awareness Week, the Math Club at The College 
of New Jersey is hosting a speaker from Bell Labs on Wednesday, 
April 23.  

Title:  Some Applications of Mathematics in Telecommunications

Speaker:  Michael Tortorella, manager of the Design for 
          Reliability Proceses and Technologies Group at Bell 
          Labs

Time:  Wednesday, April 23, 1997
       3:00 pm, Holman Hall, Room 204
       Refreshments will be served

Abstract:  Perhaps no other area of engineering has provided 
more varied and more extensive applications of mathematics than 
telecommunications.  Indeed, modern telecommunications that we 
have all come to take for granted would not be possible without 
mathematics.  In this talk, I will show three areas of telecommunications 
(network design, traffic flow management, and dependability), where 
purely mathematical results have been decisive in enabling the area 
to grow to its full usefulness.  I also indicate some examples of how 
telecommunications problems stimulated research in pure mathematics.  
I close with some remarks concerning "mathematical engineering," a 
type of mathematical model construction that is possibly the most 
important technical attribute for success in industrial employment.	

Cathy Liebars
liebars@TCNJ.EDU


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