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Friday, April 29 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Academic Expo: Your Computer is More Random Than You Think It Is: How probability theory underlies web search, email, and many other things your computer does

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Your Computer is More Random Than You Think It Is: How probability theory underlies web search, email, and many other things your computer does

In this expo we explore the increasingly significant role that probability theory plays in computing.  We’ll examine topics including Google’s PageRank algorithm for web search, how email spam filters work, and determine how we can make computer network communications more reliable, all through understanding the probabilistic mechanisms involved.  We’ll also do some fun demonstrations made to stretch your thinking about the role of randomness in our everyday lives.


http://www-cs.stanford.edu/

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Mehran Sahami

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chair for Education and Director of Educational Affairs, Computer Science


Friday April 29, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hewlett 201 370 Serra Street, Stanford

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