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MON, 13 FEB 2017: Ryan Hynd
February 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, February 13, 11:45am-1pm
MIT Room 6-104 (Chipman Room)
When is the best time to stop?
Ryan Hynd, MLK Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
Suppose that you are observing a sequence of events, and need to decide when to stop. Your goal could be to maximize an expected gain or give yourself good a chance to make the best choice possible. We will discuss several instances of this type of problem and talk about ways to use math to solve them.
This talk will be accessible to a general audience.
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