Posts tagged with research

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Presenting math

Recently, I have been asked a number of times for a list of talks that I present on mathematics. While the list will grow, as I’m even creating a new talk next week for a conference on integrating social issues into the curriculum, this can give a reader a sense of topics I present. For […]

Monday, May 30th, 2011

A bit of data to mine

Increasingly, I’ve been asked about my work with Amy Langville in sports ranking. In particular, students and faculty have been interested in researching or teaching ranking methods based in linear algebra. To help enable others tailor their work, I inevitably discuss how to find sports data. One of the easiest ways to explore existing methods […]

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Giving the NFL a rating

Algebra covers solution techniques to solve linear systems like 2x – 3y = 5 and 3x + 2y = 1. Removing y, for instance, solving for x and then substituting the value for x to find y yields the solution x = 1 and y = -1. Another way to represent the equations is as […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Celebrity Networking

An active area of my recent research has been applying ranking methods to social networks. A popular one that has publicly available network information is Twitter. For the non-tweeter, here is a Twitter tutorial in a few sentences. Twitter is a social networking service. Users tweet by sending a text-based post of up to 140 […]

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Getting graphic

Today, a new header image (the old was simply the default image) appeared on this blog. It seems appropriate to explain the images as the collage is meant to represent the various ways I move mathematically. Let’s start at the left and move our way to the right. Almost hidden in the lower left and […]