Aug

22

2017

Markov chains have long been used to sample from probability distributions and simulate dynamical systems. In both cases we would like to know how long it takes for the chain's distribution to converge to within $\varepsilon$ of the stationary distribution in total variation distance; the answer to this is $t_{\rm mix}(\varepsilon)$, called the mixing time of the chain. After this time, we can sample the Markov chain's position to approximate sampling the underlying stationary distribution, and the chain's dynamics exhibit `equilibrium' behavior.

Sep

01

2017

In this study, I seek to examine undergraduate STEM majorsâ€™ beliefs about and attitude towards mistakes in the context of counting. This is a particularly fruitful setting for such an investigation both because combinatorics is widely applicable to various fields such as physics, biology, chemistry, and computer science (Kapur, 1970), and because it is acknowledged by many in the field of math education research that students struggle with learning to count (Hadar & Hadass, 1981; Lockwood, 2014; Batanero, Navarro-Pelayo, & Godino, 1997).

Oct

23

2017

Oct

27

2017

The OSU Department of Mathematics will host the 1st Biennial Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of SIAM to be held on October 27-29, 2017. The 30th annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar

will be held jointly.

The OSU Department of Mathematics will host the 1st Biennial Meeting of the SIAM Pacific Northwest Section (SIAMPNWS) on October 27-29, 2017. Details of the conference will be posted on the conference web page.

The conference will consist of plenary talks, thematic and contributed sessions and a poster session. The meeting will be co-located with the Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS).

The purpose of the Pacific Northwest Section of SIAM is to bring together the different communities of the Pacific Northwest that are active in...

Professor Peszynska has been chosen as one of the plenary speakers at SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences to be held Sept 11--14 in Erlangen, Germany. The title of her talk is "Methane hydrate modeling, analysis and simulation: coupled systems and scales". http://www.siam-gs17.de/program/invited-talks-prize-presentations/