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Math and the Movies
Plans for the weekend? Time to catch a movie?
You're busy so I know you definitely don't want to waste your time on a bad movie. Well, apparently the researchers from Oxford University, the Central European University at Budapest and Budapest University of Technology and Economics don't like having their time wasted on a bad movie either.
These researchers have devised a mathematical model which can be used to predict whether a movie will be a blockbuster or a flop at the box office -- up to a month prior to release!
So, are you trying to choose between 'John Carter' and 'Iron Man 2'? Check the math!
For more information on their work, click here.
For movie times near you, click here.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-08-math-movies-office.html#jCp
Spotlight on AMS
Karen Kazor and Amanda Hering Present Posters at EWEA
Congratulations to one of our outstanding graduate students, Karen Kazor, and her advisor Prof. Amanda Hering!
Karen and Mandy were selected to present posters at the European Wind Energy Assocation Workshop on Wind Forecasting held at Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Karen's topic was "Statistical Identification of Local and Regional Wind Regimes" and Mandy's topic was "Short-Term Forecasting of Categorical Changes in Wind Power with Markov Chain Models". Nice job to both for some excellent research!
For more information on the EWEA Workshop, take a look at the conference website. For more information on Mandy's and Karen's research, stop by the Dept. of Applied Math & Statistics and chat for a while.
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