Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me An Algorithm: STEM Contest Winner Pairs Data

The world of matchmaking won’t have to rely on luck, as much as math, thanks to one very accomplished teenager.

Yunseo Choi, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, came up with a matching theory that can be applied to people looking for a life partner.

Instead of matching a finite number of people, the 18-year-old figured out how to pair an infinite number of potential couples.

The idea being that when your options are infinite, your matched date will likely be better suited for you.

“Essentially I studied these stable matchings, but in the context of the infinite matching market,” She explained in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition. “Where instead of matching a finite set of men to another finite set of women, we’re matching an infinite number of men to an infinite number of women.”

Choi’s matchmaking tool that uses algorithms came in first place Wednesday night in a prestigious STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competition that’s run by the biotech company Regeneron and the Society for Science. Read More >>

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