Real-Time Hand Recognition on Raspberry Pi Helen Wauck Monday May 12, 4:00PM Olin 321 Abstract The problem of recognizing hand gestures in real-time from a video feed has been thoroughly studied in the field of computer vision, but methods for real-time hand gesture recognition on low performance machines are scarce. In this work, we […]
Linking the Microbiome to Host Phenotype and Genotype Professor Dan Knights University of Minnesota Wednesday May 14, 4:30PM Olin 321 Abstract Perhaps the grandest bioinformatics challenge of the genomics era is to place genes into functional disease pathways using data sets of limited sample size. Human genome studies have identified associations between genetics and disease, but in […]
Mathematics major Joe Poblocki (2014) presented a talk entitled “Numbers Don’t Lie: People Do” at the inaugural GAC TALKS event on Saturday March 22, 2014. GAC TALKS is similar to the well-known TED TALKS but focused on issues near and dear to Gustavus students, faculty, and the community at large. To see Joe’s talk click […]
In addition to contemplating the digits of π, we are celebrating with pie (round, of course) in the third floor lobby of Olin Hall at 4:30pm.
On Wednesday March 19 at 7:00PM in Olin 321 the Mathematics and Computer Science Department will be hosting a talk by David Liben-Nowell of Carlton College. Tracing Global-Scale Information Flow using Internet Chain-Letter Data David Liben-Nowell Carlton College Although information, news, jokes, and opinions circulate continuously in the worldwide social network, the actual mechanics of how […]
Enrollments in MCS-177 are up; way up. This Wall Street Journal article explores why there is an increased interest in computer programming, who are the people learning to code, and what are some of the non-traditional institutions satisfying this need.
Sophomore Tucker Saude testified before the Minnesota Senate’s Subcommittee on Elections at a March 10, 2014, hearing regarding online voter registration. Saude based his testimony on his experience serving as an Election Judge for the 2012 general election, while he was taking the First Term Seminar course “How Do We Vote?” with Professor of Mathematics […]
The MCS Department is starting a new tradition; lunch in Linner Lounge with MCS students, faculty, and interested alumni. There is no agenda, just a chance to get together and discuss math, CS, stats, baseball, politics, or whatever. If you are a student or alum we would love to have you join us, even if […]
Professor Jeff Rosoff wrote to the Star Tribune to chide them about Fermat’s Last Theorem; they selected it as their letter of the day.
Eight Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) are scheduled for the summer of 2014. SIBS are open to all US undergraduate and beginning graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents) and are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources. The programs have been very successful, […]