DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar

Title: The Fountain of Life: Renewal Theory and Information Streams

Speaker: Brian Thompson, Rutgers University

Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:10pm

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Online social media such as Twitter capture thousands of instances of user-posted content every second. How can we harness these massive streams of data that are arriving almost as fast as we can process them? What can we learn about the way people interact, the way information spreads, and the roles of individual people, companies, or news sources? How can we leverage this to help us find relevant information and learn about the world around us? We'll take a look at an approach based on modeling the system as a set of renewal processes.

Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminars