“Geometry is the glue between statistics and computer science.”

A provocative quotation: “Geometry is the glue between statistics and computer science.” Say what? Well, that’s what Michael Jordan claims.

No, not that Michael Jordan. This one is a computer scientist from UC Berkeley. But what on earth does his claim mean? In high school we teach geometry as well as statistics and computer science, so it would be nice to find some glue there.

Well, I read the article twice. I still don’t understand it; maybe some of my readers do. I think I’ll have to ask my colleagues Alison Langsdorf and  John Monz for an explanation. They know more about this sort of thing than I do. I’d really like to understand.

Categories: Math