Wiggins Featured in Scientific American, The Record and Engineering News
Prof. Chris Wiggins was recently featured in Scientific American, The Record and Engineering News.
Scientific American interviewed him for the article "Keeping math whizzes off the street -- off Wall Street, that is" written by John Matson, March 5, 2010.
"The symbiosis between upstart companies and math-minded individuals is a win–win, as Columbia University applied mathematician Chris Wiggins sees it: The start-ups can optimize whatever service they set out to provide, and the mathematicians can make a living without turning to the dark side—the world of finance. Wiggins waxed evangelical on the topic Wednesday at a Columbia meet-up for members of the math community and New York City start-ups, the latter group brought to the table with help from Jonah Peretti, a co-founder of the Huffington Post. It's all part of Wiggins's plan, as he put it in describing a new internship program, to "keep the kids off the street ... off Wall Street."
The Record featured Wiggins in the article Math Professor Works to Keep Students Off "The Street" by Anna Kuchment, March 17, 2010.
The Fall 2009 Engineering News featured Wiggins in the article "Turning Off" Cancer Genes.
Crunching numbers: math beyond finance