Fall 2019

Tuesday, September 10th
Welcome Back BBQ

Burgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers grilled to perfection by our Mathematics & Computer Science faculty. Everyone is welcome to come out and join the fun!

Noon
Rector Courtyard (Rain Location: Rector Atrium)
Food provided

Tuesday, September 24th
"Where Do I Go From Here?"
Professor Jeffrey Forrester & Professor Tracy McKay, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dickinson College & the Center for Advising, Internships and Lifelong Career Development

In this chat we discuss a wide variety of careers and opportunities for students majoring in mathematics and computer science. In addition, we will talk about graduate school options, internships, and REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates). Specific information about our recent graduates will be provided.

Noon
Tome 115
Pizza provided

Tuesday, October 15th
"Adventures in Nonlinear Boolean Optimization: The 0-1 Quadratic and Cubic Knapsack Problems"
Professor Dick Forrester, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dickinson College

The knapsack problem is a classical problem in combinatorial optimization: Given a set of items, each with a weight and a value, determine which items to include in a knapsack so that the total weight is less than or equal to the capacity and the total value is maximized.  In this talk we will learn about quadratic and cubic extensions of the classical knapsack problem.  We will discuss both heuristic and exact solutions methods, and in particular we will see how a simple reordering of the variables can affect algorithmic performance.

Noon
Tome 115
Pizza provided

Tuesday, November 12th
Talk Title TBD
Dr. Jordan Tirrell, Professor of Mathematics, Washington College

Abstract TBD

Noon
Tome 115
Pizza provided

Friday, November 15th
Talk Title TBD
Dr. Kelly Rooker, Data Scientist, Amazon Web Services

Abstract TBD

3:00pm
Tome 115
Refreshments provided