I came to love math later in life.
In junior high, I hated it so bad I had to take pre-algebra three times and my parents celebrated if I got a D.

But I fell in love with it in my first year of college and I consider the A+ I got in my three-hour engineering calculus class to be one of the hardest-won achievements of my life.
My affection for math is one reason I’d like to introduce you to a company called Prelert, which uses math to detect anomalies and hackers. What’s especially interesting for the math nerd in me is that Prelert’s flagship product, Anomaly Detective, doesn’t look for “malicious” items. You don’t teach it what is or isn’t malicious.
Instead it uses math and statistics to look for occurrences and patterns that are anomalously above or below a normal baseline.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here