## Spring 2020

**Tuesday, January 28, 2020**

Kathryn Beck '20 will present "Chorded Pancyclic Properties in Claw-Free Graphs"

In Graph Theory, an important and well-known problem is that of finding a Hamiltonian cycle, or a cycle containing every vertex in a graph. The Hamiltonian problem has applications to many real-world problems, such as finding the shortest path for a school bus to travel in order to pick up students in the most efficient manner. A generalization of Hamiltonicity is pancyclicity, the property that a graph contains a cycle of every possible length from 3 up to the order of the graph. Also, a cycle in a graph is said to be chorded if it contains an edge between 2 nonadjacent vertices on the cycle. In 2018, Cream, Gould, and Larsen introduced chords to the property of pancyclicity. A graph G is chorded pancyclic if G contains a chorded cycle of every possible length from 4 up to the order of the graph. We extend their work to doubly chorded cycles and consider the research question of, “what conditions are sufficient to imply doubly chorded pancyclicity?”

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Noah Hunt-Isaak '20 will present "Educational Data Mining: Predicting in-Class Performance"

In his REU project they used data mining techniques to develop a predictive model for student in-class performance in an introductory CS course. Using data from the class (such as HW grades and usage of the online textbook), they applied and compared a variety of machine learning algorithms such as linear regression and support vector machines to make predictions about how the student would perform. Such a model could theoretically be used as an automated early warning system for detecting struggling students in a class.

Noon

Tome 115

Pizza provided

**Friday, March 20, 2020 - CANCELLED**

Professor Brian Allen, University of Hartford

Talk Title TBD

Abstract TBD

3:00pm

Tome 115

Refreshments provided

**Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - CANCELLED**

Mark Lotts, Software Development Engineer at Amazon Web Services

Talk Title TBD

Abstract TBD

Noon

Tome 115

Pizza provided

**Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - CANCELLED**

Professor Darren Glass, Gettysburg College

Talk Title TBD

Abstract TBD

Noon

Tome 115

Pizza provided

**Wednesday, May 6th**

Mathematics & Computer Science Majors Dinner

8:30pm (EST) via zoom (info will be emailed to majors)

**Wednesday, May 6th - CANCELLED**

Mathematics & Computer Science BBQ

Noon

Rector Courtyard (Rain Location: Rector Atrium)

Professors will grill hotdogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers