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:

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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