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2014 Stage Shows

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  • Pack a Punch With Numbersby Mathematics Innovators Paul DePodesta, Mike Aponte and Glen Whitney Watch Preview Video Bell Stage Sunday, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM 60 Minutes Add to Schedule!

    Special Note: Paul DePodesta will also perform on the Book Fair stage on Sunday at 4:30 PM and will sign books at Book Signing Table 3 at 4:30 PM.  Mike Aponte will sign books at Book Signing Table 4 on Sunday at 4:30 PM.


    Join us for dynamic hands-on encounters with mathematics superstars, and discover how numbers are used to pack a punch in such areas as decision-making, evaluating human performance, scrutinizing data, following hunches and sizing up situations in sports, scientific research, business and other matters.

    In this unforgettable presentation, Glen Whitney will team up fellow panel members and mathematics legends Paul DePodesta and Mike Aponte.

    Meet the Panelists!

    Mike Aponte studied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and later reigned as one of the most famous blackjack players in the casino world (a profession in which skills in statistics and probability are paramount) and served as a key inspiration for the best-selling book Bringing Down the House, and the 2008 major motion picture, 21. Both works tell of the fundamentals behind his success as a player: a love of mathematics, hard work and a focused business-like approach to his craft. He went on to win the 2004 World Series of Blackjack, and today tutors students in math and SAT preparation.
    Paul DePodesta graduated cum laude from Harvard with a degree in economics and is currently Vice President of Player Development and Scouting for the New York Mets baseball team. In the high-stakes world as a baseball executive, he is best known for using statistics and the laws of probability in innovative ways to evaluate, measure, assign value to, and make decisions on player talent and performance. In the process, he has helped revolutionize how winning baseball teams can be built. His successful use of such techniques as Assistant General Manager of the Oakland Athletics from 1999 to 2003 helped to dramatically turn around the struggling A's team -- a feat that was chronicled in the best-selling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, and the 2011 major motion picture, Moneyball.

    Paul DePodesta - The creative approach of this high-powered professional baseball executive in using statistics in revolutionary ways to make winners out of the hapless Oakland Athletics baseball team during 1999-2003 formed the basis of the best-selling book Moneyball, and the subsequent 2011 major motion picture of the same name. Discover his winning strategy behind statistics and the laws of probability that you can use in everyday life! 

    Mike Aponte - This former MIT student used his love and prowess in mathematics to reign as one of the most famous blackjack players in the casino world, inspiring the best-selling book Bringing Down the House, and the 2008 major motion picture, 21. Learn how he now has given up the glitz and glamour of casino life to follow his two other passions: tutoring and mentoring students in mathematics and SAT preparation, and instructing the public in the art of card counting!

    Panel moderator Glen Whitney is known as the mathematician who gave up a lucrative career as a hedge-fund algorithm manager in New York to pursue his dream of establishing the nation's first-ever interactive, hands-on math museum. Under his direction, the National Museum of Mathematics, located in the heart of Manhattan, has made a name for itself in K-12 educational outreach by going the extra mile in showing students how math relates to almost everything we do  - from biology and physics to music, art, finance, photography and sports.
  • Mike Aponte -- Bringing Down the Houseby Mike Aponte Watch Preview Video
    Book Signing Table 4 Sunday, 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM 60 Minutes Add to Schedule!

    Special Note: Mike Aponte will perform on the Bell Stage on Sunday at 3:00 PM.

     

    After studying economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mike Aponte later reigned as one of the most famous blackjack players in the casino world where he combined his skills in card counting and a business-like approach to his craft with a love for mathematics to reach the top of his game.
    The bestselling book, Bringing Down the House, portrays the true story of Mike (as a young aspiring professional casino player) and his fellow members of the MIT Blackjack Team as they  use mathematics to legally beat the house at blackjack for millions.  Mike will talk about the book, including discussing lead character, Jason Fisher, who portrays him. He will also speak about how mathematics and statistics have inspired him in many things outside of card counting. ¨I learned that using an analytically-based strategy can take the gamble out of  many things in life, beyond blackjack," he says. Bringing Down the House also helped inspire the subsequent motion picture, 21.
    After retiring as a professional blackjack player, Mike got involved in the non-profit sector as a volunteer, tutoring and mentoring high school students in math and SAT preparation. ¨I quickly discovered that I love teaching as much as I do blackjack," he smiles. He later started an after-school program with the mission of helping young people achieve higher education.

    After studying economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mike Aponte later reigned as one of the most famous blackjack players in the casino world where he combined his skills in card counting and a business-like approach to his craft with a love for mathematics to reach the top of his game.

    The bestselling book, Bringing Down the House, portrays the true story of Mike (as a young aspiring professional casino player) and his fellow members of the MIT Blackjack Team as they  use mathematics to legally beat the house at blackjack for millions.  Mike will talk about the book, including discussing lead character, Jason Fisher, who portrays him. He will also speak about how mathematics and statistics have inspired him in many things outside of card counting. ¨I learned that using an analytically-based strategy can take the gamble out of  many things in life, beyond blackjack," he says. Bringing Down the House also helped inspire the subsequent motion picture, 21.

    After retiring as a professional blackjack player, Mike got involved in the non-profit sector as a volunteer, tutoring and mentoring high school students in math and SAT preparation. ¨I quickly discovered that I love teaching as much as I do blackjack," he smiles. He later started an after-school program with the mission of helping young people achieve higher education.

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