Bucknell Mathematics Student Colloquium Series
Thurs, Aug. 31 | Noon-12:50PM | Olin 268
That’s So Random!
Presented by Keegan Kang, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Bucknell University
ABSTRACT: Think of a large number N. Now imagine you and your friends each picking a random number between 0 and N. Can these random numbers be used meaningfully? Surprisingly, yes!
We will discuss how we can use statistics to get an approximation to computationally difficult problems, and show how such randomness can be used in web search and plagiarism detection.
Arrive early for Free Pizza!