by luisi | Nov 19, 2013 | seminars: fall 2012

background for the talk by Jaci Luisi and Kristin DeRose The following are some definitions that apply to our talk: Econometrics- the branch of economics concerned with the use of mathematical methods, especially statistics, in description systems. Simultaneity- the...
by luisi | Apr 23, 2013 | seminars: spring 2013

I decided to go in a different direction from my first talk. I found an interesting article on Dr. Bisson’s favorite mathematician, Euler. Euler was one of the first contributors to Graph Theory, starting with his paper about the Konigsberg bridges problem. I...
by luisi | Feb 5, 2013 | seminars: spring 2013

Introduction to Markov Chains A Markov Chain is a sequence of random values whose probabilities at the next states depend only on the state at the time, and no prior history. Shown below are two ways to represent a Markov chain: a transition matrix and its...