## EVENT DETAILS AND ABSTRACT

**43rd Midwest Probability Colloquium**
**Title:** An Active Learning Approach to Graduate Applied Probability

**Speaker:** Robin Pemantle

**Speaker Info:** University of Pennsylvania

**Brief Description:**

**Special Note**:

**Abstract:**

The demand for a graduate level probability course far exceeds the population
of Math PhD students whoplan to do research in probability theory. I will begin by
describing a broad population interested in and n and qualified to take a measure theoretic
course in probability.The next question is how the needs of most of these students
compare to the course(s) we usually teach. This has implications for design of
curriculum and for pedagogy. I will describe one possible solution, with many examples
from a recent course. Finally, I will discuss assessment, the use of final projects,
and how the demands on instructor time compare to those of a standard course. All examples
are drawn from a freely available set of materials.

**Date:** Saturday, October 22, 2022

**Time:** 9:00am

**Where:** 107 Swift Hall

**Contact Person:** Elton P. Hsu

**Contact email:** ehsu@math.northwestern.edu

**Contact Phone:** 1-8541

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