Math 4740: Course Project

The goal of the course project is to give you an opportunity to explore applications of stochastic processes in a field you love (possibly your major). It will also give you a sense of what it's like to be down in the trenches reading and writing scientific literature.

Find a paper in a peer-reviewed journal in your area of interest which uses a stochastic process to model some "real-world'' phenomenon. I will suggest a few classic papers in different fields, but you are welcome to choose your own after running it by me. Write a review giving a summary and critique of the approach used in the paper. Please address the following questions:

Here are three examples of good projects from last year's class:

Here are some guidelines on writing and submitting your review:

If you have a great idea for something to look at which doesn't quite fit the guidelines of this project, let me know and we can discuss it.

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