Dr Liberty Vittert

Dr Liberty Vittert

Professor Liberty Vittert is one of the top mathematicians and statisticians, specialising in facial shape analysis. She has a PhD in mathematics and statistics and is keen to bring her enthusiasm for maths to a wider audience. She is a Professor of the Practice of Data Science at the Olin Business School at the Washington University in St. Louis, and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University, as well as being the feature editor of the Harvard Data Science Review, and co-host of the Harvard Data Science Review podcast. She is also the host of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) podcast for the Institute of Data, Systems and Society. She is a graduate of MIT as well as Le Cordon Bleu Paris and the University of Glasgow. She is also an Ambassador for the Royal Statistical Society and Female STEM ambassador.

As an approachable, likeable and intelligent woman in the male-dominated STEM world, Liberty is often asked to share her knowledge within the media and has appeared on STV Scottish News, BBC Radio Scotland, Channel 4, Fox News and PBS. In 2017, the BBC chose her – and 19 other women – to become an Expert Contributor for their TV and radio programs.

In 2018, The Herald named her as one of the Coolest People in Scotland.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book STEM, Big Data, Facial recognition mathematician speaker Professor Liberty Vittert for your next event.

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Outstanding job – educational and fun to hear about your creative processes for generating pieces for different audiences.
American Statistical Association

Liberty enthralled and inspired the Advice Direct Scotland audience with her amazing ability to de-mystify statistics and challenge our thinking.
Advice Direct Scotland

Best session of the day! Funny, engaging and I’m already keen to hear more. Brilliant!

I’d give you six stars if I could. Great presentation. Please come back every year.

Wonderful session. Really clicked things into place for me regarding data and stats.

FANTASTIC – my favourite break-out of the day. Wow. This has changed my view on how I look at headlines and will also change my approach to which questions I should ask within work.

Keynote was superb.

The keynote speaker was brilliant.

I loved Liberty’s closing speech, it was amazing.

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