Archive for April, 2005

Seminar: Modeling Human Interaction: Analyzing Recorded Meetings for Improved Speech Understanding Systems

Rebecca Bates Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 11:30pm in Olin 320 Speech understanding requires examination of language at many levels. Accurate speech recognition systems produce one level since these produce automatic word-level transcriptions. Computer understanding of human speech requires more than a string of words; it requires capturing the meaning of those words in all […]

Seminar: Using Quantitative Techniques to Drive Business Results, or A Day in the Life of a Former Math Major

Kevin Anderson Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 3:30pm in Olin 320 Carlson Marketing Groups “Decision Sciences” division is a team of 60+ statisticians and others with quantitative backgrounds that use statistical measurement and analysis to help our clents run world-class marketing programs. In this talk I’ll describe our group, the services we provide, and the […]

Seminar: The evolution of modeling evolution and applications to zooplankton behavior

Urmila Malvadka Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 3:30pm in Olin 320 Evolutionary modeling–using models to make predictions about how a species or a particular trait of a species will change in time–has evolved in the last 50 years. Classic models use a game theoretic perspective, in which species interactions are an ongoing gamebetween two types […]

Canceled: Math Secondary Teaching: Another Conversation

The conversation between students and alumnae scheduled for April 22, 2005 has been canceled. It may be rescheduled for a later date.

Seminar: Wavelets and Applications to Digital Imaging

Patrick Van Fleet Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 3:30pm in Olin 320 Wavelets are a new mathematical tool and they are used to decompose signals or images into an approximation of the original and levels of details. Unlike Fourier decompositions, wavelet decompositions are locally attuned to changes in data and such decompositions lend themselves well […]