Mathematics at Google
Abstract: There is a wide variety of Mathematics used at Google. For
example Linear Algebra in the PageRank algorithm, used to rank web pages in search
results. Or Game Theory, used in ad auctions, or Graph Theory in Google Maps. At Google
there are literally dozens of products which use interesting Mathematics. These are not
just research prototypes, but real Google products; in which Mathematics play a crucial
role. In this presentation, I introduce several applications of Mathematics at Google.
I begin with a detailed explanation of search on the web and PageRank. Then I show a
dozen examples of Google products and the corresponding Mathematics that are used. The
presentation has an extensive list of links and references. And it's available in
English and Spanish.