Department of

Mathematics


Seminar Calendar
for events the day of Thursday, July 28, 2016.

     .
events for the
events containing  

(Requires a password.)
More information on this calendar program is available.
Questions regarding events or the calendar should be directed to Tori Corkery.
      June 2016              July 2016             August 2016     
 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
           1  2  3  4                   1  2       1  2  3  4  5  6
  5  6  7  8  9 10 11    3  4  5  6  7  8  9    7  8  9 10 11 12 13
 12 13 14 15 16 17 18   10 11 12 13 14 15 16   14 15 16 17 18 19 20
 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   17 18 19 20 21 22 23   21 22 23 24 25 26 27
 26 27 28 29 30         24 25 26 27 28 29 30   28 29 30 31         
                        31                                         

Thursday, July 28, 2016

12:00 pm in 345 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, July 28, 2016

Zipf's Law: A Universal Law for Empirical Data from Word Frequencies to Olympic Records

Daniyar Omarov, Khoa Tran, Laila Zhexembay (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Nazarbayev University)

Abstract: Zipf's Law is a mathematical law governing a wide range of empirical data such as word frequencies, city populations, Olympic records, and astronomical data. In our project we investigate the occurrence of Zipf's Law in natural and artificial languages, random texts, and cipher texts.

1:00 pm in 345 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, July 28, 2016

Knowledge Spaces: The Mathematics Behind Assessment and Learning

Qingci An, Madina Bolat, Jose Sanchez (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Nazarbayev University)

Abstract: Knowledge spaces are mathematical objects that can be used to identify the knowledge state of students and have been used in assessment and learning systems like ALEKS. In our project, we build a simple knowledge space and run simulations based on real-world data to investigate the knowledge state of an "average" student.