Laxmi Parida: What if the best fertilizer was an algorithm?

About this talk: Beset by plunging biodiversity, pathogens and skyrocketing populations, our global food supply is at risk — but solutions that rely on chemicals and GMOs come with their own problems. Laxmi Parida proposes an organic solution instead: math.

About this speaker

Dr. Laxmi Parida is a distinguished research staff member in computational genomics at IBM and a visiting professor at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. In her work, she applies highly abstract mathematical and computational models to answer urgent human needs, like finding viable food supply chains and personalizing cancer medicine.

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TED@IBM was a TED-curated event produced in partnership with IBM. The third installment of TED@IBM brought a diverse collection of speakers and performers who recognize that ingenuity starts with one thing: a spark. And regardless of where the spark takes hold, inspiration demands action to reach its greatest potential.

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