Three Musketeers: Sherlock Holmes, Mathematics and Julia

07/28/2023, 4:00 PM4:30 PM UTC
26-100

Abstract:

Mathematics is a science and one of the most important discoveries of the human race on earth. In our daily life, we use mathematics knowingly and unknowingly. Many of us are unaware that forensic experts use mathematics to solve crime mysteries. In this talk, we will explore how Sherlock Holmes, the famous fictional detective character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses Mathematics and Julia programming language to solve crime mysteries.

Description:

Mathematics is a science and one of the most important discoveries of the human race on earth. Math is everywhere and around us. It is in nature, music, sports, economics, engineering, and so on. In our daily life, we use mathematics knowingly and unknowingly. Many of us are unaware that forensic experts use mathematics to solve crime mysteries. In this talk, we will explore how Sherlock Holmes, the famous fictional detective character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses Mathematics and Julia programming language to solve crime mysteries. We will solve simple crime puzzles using mathematics and Julia scripts. Finally, we will solve a few complex hypothetical crime mysteries using advanced Julia concepts. The participants will learn how to use the concepts of mathematics such as statistics, probability, trigonometry, and graph theory, and Julia and its packages such as Measurements.jl, Plots.jl, Graphs.jl, DataFrames.jl, RecursiveArrayTools.jl, and MatrixNetworks.jl to solve the crime puzzles.

Outline

  1. Why Julia for forensics? (05 Minutes)
  2. Review of Mathematics concepts required to solve crimes (05 Minutes)
  3. Solving simple puzzles (10 Minutes)
    i) Estimate the pressure of a shoe print on a soft ground ii) Calculate the percentage of concentrations iii) Compute bloodstain thickness iv) Ricochet analysis and aspects of ballistics v) Suicide, Accident or murder?
  4. Advanced Problems (10 Minutes) i) A Game of Shadows ii) Bicycle Problem iii) Detect the location of a serial killer

Platinum sponsors

JuliaHub

Gold sponsors

ASML

Silver sponsors

Pumas AIQuEra Computing Inc.Relational AIJeffrey Sarnoff

Bronze sponsors

Jolin.ioBeacon BiosignalsMIT CSAILBoeing

Academic partners

NAWA

Local partners

Postmates

Fiscal Sponsor

NumFOCUS