MITS training and workshops: Wolfram Technology seminar



Wolfram Technology Seminar (Mathematica software and Wolfram|Alpha in Education and Research)


Dr Meng Lu

Dr Lu joined Wolfram Research in 2008 as a member of the research and development team for Wolfram|Alpha, the computational knowledge engine. His work has involved the design, implementation, and long-term maintenance of various software components of the Wolfram|Alpha system and its underlying knowledge-base in different disciplines and domains. His recent focus is leading an effort to localise the whole Wolfram|Alpha software system and knowledge-base into a number of different languages.

Before joining Wolfram, Dr Lu earned his PhD in physics at Ohio State University and studied theoretical high-energy physics and scientific computing. Prior to that, he graduated with from Fudan University.


This talk illustrates capabilities in Mathematica 10 and other Wolfram technologies that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research on campus. Topics of these technical talks include:

  • Enter calculations in everyday English, or using the flexible Wolfram language
  • Visualise data, functions, surfaces, and more in 2D or 3D
  • Store and share documents locally or in the Wolfram Cloud
  • Use the Predictive Interface to get suggestions for the next useful calculation or function options
  • Access trillions of bits of on-demand data
  • Use semantic import to enrich your data using Wolfram-curated data
  • Easily turn static examples into mouse-driven, dynamic applications
  • Access 10,000 free course-ready applications
  • Utilise the Wolfram language's wide scope of built-in functions, or create your own
  • Get deep support for specialised areas including machine learning, time series, image processing, parallelization, and control systems, with no add-ons required.