

Mark Daniel Ward
Department of Statistics
Purdue University
150 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 479072067
mdw@purdue.edu
phone: (765) 4969563
Current Position
I am a Professor in Statistics and Mathematics (courtesy) at Purdue University.
My research is in probabilistic, combinatorial, and analytic techniques
for the analysis of algorithms and data structures;
I am also interested in data analysis,
science of information,
game theory, and largescale computation.
I currently serve as
Visiting Faculty Positions
École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Invited Professor in the Algorithms and Models for
Integrative Biology team, NovemberDecember 2015
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Statistics, September 2013May 2014
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, July 2013June 2014
Université de Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France
Invited Professor at the Laboratoire Informatique de Paris Nord (LIPN), FebruaryMarch 2012
University of Pennsylvania
Lecturer in Mathematics, 20052007
Education
Purdue University
Ph.D., Mathematics with
Specialization in Computational Science, May 2005
Dissertation:
Analysis of the Multiplicity Matching Parameter in Suffix Trees
Advisor: Wojciech Szpankowski
University of WisconsinMadison
M.S., Applied Mathematical Sciences, May 2003
Thesis: Analysis of a Randomized
Selection Algorithm
Denison University
B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, summa cum laude, May
1999
Senior Honors Project:
Mathematical Foundations for Performance Analysis
Grants
National Science Foundation DMS#1600382: Lake Michigan Workshop on Combinatorics and Graph Theory (2016)
I am the PI. The funding amount is $15,000.
National Science Foundation DMS#1560332: REU Site:
Diverse Undergraduate Research
Experiences in Statistics (20162018);
Funded by the NSF through the American Statistics Association;
I am the PI.
The funding amount is $380,340.
National Science Foundation DMS#1246818: MCTP: Sophomore Transitions:
Bridges into a Statistics Major and Big Data Research Experiences via Learning Communities (20132018)
I am the PI. The funding amount is $1,500,000.
National Science Foundation CCF#0939370: Science and Technology Centers:
Integrative Partnerships Program: Emerging Frontiers of Science of Information (20102020);
Wojciech Szpankowski (Computer Science, Purdue) is the PI; Dr. Ward is
Associate Director.
The funding amount is
$25,000,000 for 20102015 and $23,000,000 for 20152020.
National Science Foundation DUE#1140489/#1140519:
Collaborative Research:
Science of Information:
Bringing Many Disciplines Together (20122014)
I was the PI at Purdue; Deepak Kumar was the PI at Bryn Mawr.
The funding amount is
$192,082 ($92,082 at Purdue and $100,000 at Bryn Mawr).
Army Research Office: Stochastic Control of Multiscale Networks (20082013)
Ness Shroff (ECE at Ohio State) was the PI; I was a CoPI. The funding amount was $980,999.
National Science Foundation DMS#0603821: Asymptotic Enumeration, Reinforcement, and Effective Limit Theory (20062009)
Robin Pemantle (Mathematics at U. of Pennsylvania) was the PI; I was the CoPI.
The funding amount was $207,000.
Honors
 Mu Sigma Rho William D. Warde Statistics Education Award, 2016
 Statistics Advising Award, 20152016
 Voted as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Favorite Faculty program, 20152016
 Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy, 2015present
 College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, 20152016
 College of Science Team Award, 20142015
 Excellence in Research Award (for $1 million or larger external grants) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
 College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 20122013
 College of Science Team Award, 20112012
 Junior Oberwolfach Fellow at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) in Germany, April 2011
 College of Science Interdisciplinary Award, 20102011
 Purdue University Teaching for Tomorrow Award, 20102011
 Purdue University's Mortar Board Chapter Citation Award, 20092010
 College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor, 20092010
 College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, 20092010
 Department of Statistics Outstanding Assistant Professor Teaching Award, 20082009
 Top Ten Outstanding Teacher in College of Science, 20072008
 Good Teaching Award (Penn) in Math 104, Spring 2007
 Good Teaching Award (Penn) in Math 104 and Math 580, Fall 2006
 Good Teaching Award (Penn) in Math 104, Spring 2006
 Good Teaching Award (Penn) in Math 104 and Math 432, Fall 2005
 Actuarial Science Program Scholarship (Purdue), Fall 2004
 Excellence in Teaching Award (Purdue), Spring 2004
 GAANN Fellowship in Computational Science and Engineering (Purdue), 20022005
 Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship in Mathematics (Purdue), 20012002
 GAANN Fellowship in Mathematics and Computation in Engineering (Wisconsin), 19992001
 Phi Beta Kappa, elected in 1999
 Sigma Xi
 Faculty Scholarship for Achievement (full tuition at Denison), 19951999
 Anderson Science Scholarship (full tuition at Denison, 1 of 2 selected), 19951999
Experience
Purdue University
 STAT/MA 416: Probability, Fall 2016
 STAT 290: Introduction To Big Data Analysis, Fall 2016
 STAT/MA 416: Probability, Fall 2015
 STAT 290: Introduction To Big Data Analysis, Fall 2015
 STAT/MA 416: Probability, Fall 2014
 STAT 290: Introduction To Big Data Analysis, Fall 2014
 STAT/MA 532: Elements of Stochastic Processes, Spring 2013
 STAT/MA 519: Introduction to Probability, Fall 2012
 HONR 399: Introduction To The Science Of Information, Fall 2011
 STAT/MA 416: Probability, Fall 2011
 HONR 399: Probability: The Science Of Uncertainty, Fall 2010
 HONR 399: "Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics", Fall 2009
 STAT 490M: Introduction to Computing with Data, Fall 2009
 STAT 598Z: Concepts in Computing with Data, Spring 2009
 STAT/MA 519: Introduction to Probability, Fall 2008
 STAT 516: Basic Probability and Applications, Spring 2008
 STAT/MA 416: Probability, Fall 2007
 Seminar Series for Undergraduate Students
 Directed Readings for Graduate Students (Topics in Statistical Methods)
 STAT 598: Big Data Analysis, Fall 2015
 MA 598: Analytic Combinatorics III, Fall 2015
 MA 598: Analytic Combinatorics II, Fall 2015
 MA 598: Probabililty and Information Theory, Summer 2015
 MA 598: Computation and Algorithms, Summer 2015
 STAT 598: Big Data Practicum, Summer 2015
 MA 598: Analytic Combinatorics I, Summer 2015
 MA 598: Analytic Combinatorics II, Summer 2015
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics I, Spring 2015
 STAT 598: Probability and Asymptotics, Fall 2013
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics II, Fall 2013
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics II, Spring 2013
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics, Spring 2013
 STAT 598: Probability and Algorithms, Fall 2012
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics, Fall 2012
 STAT 598: Advanced Studies in Probabilistic Methods, Spring 2012
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics III, Fall 2011
 STAT 598: Topics in Asymptotic Analysis, Summer 2011
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics II, Spring 2011
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics I, Fall 2010
 STAT 598: Concepts in Computing with Data, Summer 2009
 STAT 598: Game Theory, Summer 2009
 STAT 598: Perl and Programming for Sequence Analysis, Spring 2009
 STAT 598: Analytic Combinatorics, Spring 2009
 Directed Readings for Undergraduate Students (Topics in Statistics for Undergraduates)
The George Washington University
 STAT 6201: Mathematical Statistics, Fall 2013
 STAT 1000: Measuring Uncertainty, Fall 2013
University of Pennsylvania
 Math 104: Calculus, Spring 2007
 Math 580: Combinatorial Analysis and Graph Theory, Fall 2006
 Math 104: Calculus, Fall 2006
 Math 104: Calculus for PreFreshmen, August 2006
 Math 104: Calculus, Spring 2006
 Math 432: Game Theory, Fall 2005
 Math 104: Calculus, Fall 2005
 Supervised Study for Graduate Students
 Math 999: Independent Study and Research in Analytic Combinatorics, Spring 2007
 Math 999: Independent Study and Research in Game Theory, Fall 2006
 Supervised Study for Undergraduate Students
 Math 499: Game Theory (Supervised Study for Undergraduates), Spring 2007
 Math 499: Combinatorial Games (Supervised Study for Undergraduates), Fall 2006
 Math 499: Combinatorial Games (Supervised Study for Undergraduates), Spring 2006
University of CaliforniaBerkeley
Teaching Assistant
MSRI Summer Graduate Course:
Analysis of Algorithms and Information
Theory, Summer 2004
Book
Introduction to Probability (xxii+654 pages), with Ellen Gundlach (W. H. Freeman, 2015).
Refereed Publications
39. The Characterization of Tenable Pólya Urns,
by A. Davidson and M. D. Ward,
Statistics and Probability Letters, in press.
38. Fostering Undergraduate Data Science, by
F. Gokalp Yavuz and M. D. Ward, The American Statistician, in press.
37. Asymptotic Analysis of Sums of Powers of Multinomial Coefficients: A Saddle Point Approach, by G. Louchard and M. D. Ward, INTEGERS: Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory, in press (pdf).
36. Building Bridges: The Role of an
Undergraduate Mentor, by M. D. Ward, invited submission for The American
Statistician, volume 71 (2017), 3033 (pdf).
35. On the Variety of Shapes in Digital Trees, by J. Gaither, H. Mahmoud, and M. D. Ward, Journal of Theoretical Probability, volume 30 (2017), 12251254 (pdf).
34. Variance of the Internal Profile in Suffix Trees, by J. Gaither and M. D. Ward, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Probabilistic, Combinatorial and Asymptotic Methods for the Analysis of Algorithms, 12 pages (2016) (pdf).
33. On the Asymptotic Probability of Forbidden Motifs on the Fringe of Recursive Trees, by M. Gopaladesikan, S. Wagner, and M. D. Ward, Experimental Mathematics, volume 25 (2016), 237245 (pdf).
32. Data Science in the Statistics Curricula: Preparing Students to
"Think with Data," by J. Hardin, R. Hoerl, N. J. Horton, D. Nolan, B. Baumer, O. HallHolt, P. Murrell, R. Peng, P. Roback, D. Temple Lang, and M. D. Ward, The American Statistician, volume 69 (2015), 343353 (pdf).
31. Learning Communities and the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum (A Response to "Mere Renovation Is Too Little Too Late" by George Cobb), by M. D. Ward, The American Statistician, volume 69 (2015), online supplement (pdf).
30. The Truncated Geometric Election Algorithm : Duration of the Election,
by G. Louchard and M. D. Ward,
Statistics and Probability Letters, volume 101 (2015), 4048
(pdf).
29. Asymptotic Properties of
Protected Nodes in Random Recursive Trees, by H. Mahmoud and M. D. Ward,
Journal of Applied Probability, volume 52 (2015), 290297 (pdf).
28. Resolution of T. Ward's Question and the IsraelFinch
Conjecture. Precise Analysis of an Integer Sequence
Arising in Dynamics,
by J. Gaither, G. Louchard, S. Wagner, and M. D. Ward,
Combinatorics, Probability, & Computing,
volume 24 (2015), 195215 (pdf).
27. On Kotzig's Nim, by X. L. Tan and M. D. Ward,
INTEGERS: The Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory,
volume 14 (2014), paper G6 (27 pages)
(pdf).
26. On a Leader Election Algorithm: Truncated Geometric Case Study,
by R. Kalpathy and M. D. Ward,
Statistics and Probability Letters, volume 87 (2014), 4047 (pdf).
25. Asymptotic Joint Normality of Counts of Uncorrelated Motifs in Recursive Trees
by M. Gopaladesikan, H. M. Mahmoud, and M. D. Ward,
Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability,
volume 16 (2014), 863884 (pdf).
24. Building Random Trees from Blocks,
by M. Gopaladesikan, H. M. Mahmoud, and M. D. Ward,
Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences,
volume 28 (2014), 6781 (pdf).
23. The Variance of the Number of 2Protected Nodes in a Trie,
by J. Gaither and M. D. Ward,
The Tenth Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (2013),
4351 (pdf).
22. Analytic Methods for Select Sets, by J. Gaither and M. D. Ward,
Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences,
volume 26 (2012), 561568 (pdf).
21. Asymptotic Distribution of TwoProtected Nodes in Random Binary Search Trees,
by H. M. Mahmoud and M. D. Ward,
Applied Mathematics Letters, volume 25 (2012), 22182222 (pdf).
20. Partitions with Distinct Multiplicities of Parts:
On An "Unsolved Problem" Posed By Herbert Wilf,
by J. A. Fill, S. Janson, and M. D. Ward,
Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, volume 19(2), article P18, 2012 (pdf).
19. On the Number of 2Protected Nodes in Tries and Suffix Trees,
by J. Gaither, Y. Homma, M. Sellke, and M. D. Ward, Discrete
Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, volume AQ (2012), 381398 (pdf).
18. Asymptotic Analysis of the Nörlund and Stirling Polynomials,
by M. D. Ward, Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, volume 6 (2012), 95105 (pdf).
17. Number of survivors in the presence of a demon, by G. Louchard,
H. Prodinger, and M. D. Ward, Periodica Mathematica Hungarica, volume 64 (2012), 101117 (pdf).
16. Towards the variance of the profile of suffix trees,
by P. Nicodeme and M. D. Ward,
Report of the MiniWorkshop
on Random Trees, Information and Algorithms, from
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach,
Report 23/2011, pages 12691272 (pdf).
15. Asymptotic properties of a leader election algorithm, by
R. Kalpathy, H. M. Mahmoud, and M. D. Ward, Journal of Applied Probability,
volume 48 (2011), 569575 (pdf).
14. Asymptotic rational approximation to Pi:
Solution of an "Unsolved Problem" posed by Herbert Wilf, by
M. D. Ward, Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, volume AM (2010), 591602 (pdf).
13. Inverse auctions: Injecting unique minima into random sets, by
F. T. Bruss, G. Louchard, and M. D. Ward, ACM Transactions on Algorithms,
volume 6, Article 21, December 2009, 19 pages (pdf).
(See the previous version for full details before we did significant editing/trimming for publication.)
12. On the shape of the fringe of various types of random trees, by
M. Drmota, B. Gittenberger, A. Panholzer, H. Prodinger, and M. D. Ward, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, volume 32 (2009), 12071245 (pdf).
11. Exploring data compression via binary trees, by M. D. Ward,
Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics, MAA Notes volume 74
(Mathematical Association of America, 2009), 143150 (pdf).
10. Averagecase analysis of cousins in mary tries, by H. M. Mahmoud
and M. D. Ward, Journal of Applied Probability, volume 45 (2008), 888900 (pdf).
9. On correlation polynomials and subword complexity, by
I. Gheorghiciuc and M. D. Ward, Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, volume AH (2007), 118 (pdf).
8. Error resilient LZ'77 data compression:
algorithms, analysis, and experiments, by S. Lonardi, W. Szpankowski,
and M. D. Ward,
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, volume 53, May 2007, 17991813 (pdf).
7. The average profile of suffix trees, by M. D. Ward,
The Fourth Workshop on Analytic
Algorithmics and Combinatorics (2007), 183193 (pdf).
6. Exploring the average values of Boolean functions via
asymptotics and experimentation, by R. Pemantle and M. D. Ward,
The Third Workshop on Analytic
Algorithmics and Combinatorics (2006), 253262 (pdf).
5. Analysis of the multiplicity matching parameter in suffix
trees, by M. D. Ward and W. Szpankowski,
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science,
volume AD (2005), 307322 (pdf).
4. Analysis of the average depth in a suffix tree
under a Markov model, by J. Fayolle and M. D. Ward,
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science,
volume AD (2005), 95104 (pdf).
3. The number of distinct values of some multiplicity
in sequences of geometrically distributed random variables,
by G. Louchard, H. Prodinger, and M. D. Ward,
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science,
volume AD (2005), 231256 (pdf).
2. Error resilient LZ'77 scheme and its analysis, by S. Lonardi, W.
Szpankowski, and M. D. Ward, Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE
International Symposium on Information Theory (2004), 56 (pdf).
1. Analysis of a randomized selection algorithm motivated by the LZ'77
scheme, by M. D. Ward and W. Szpankowski, The First Workshop on Analytic
Algorithmics and Combinatorics (2004), 153160 (pdf).
Editorial
Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice
Editorial Board, 2018present
Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics
Editorial Board, 20122016
Managing Editor, 20142016
Invited guest editor (with Nicolas Broutin, James Allen Fill, and Markus Nebel)
for a series of three special volumes
Honouring the Memory of Philippe Flajolet
in Combinatorics, Probability and Computing:
volume 23, issue 5 (2014); volume 23, issue 6 (2014); volume 24, issue 1 (2015).
Selected by Donald E. Knuth to serve as a proofreader (team of 3 people for 2003; 4 for 2010) for the following books:
Selected Papers on Computer
Languages, CSLI, 2003
Selected Papers on Discrete Mathematics,
CSLI, 2003
Selected Papers on Design of Algorithms, CSLI, 2010
Selected Papers on Fun and Games,
CSLI, 2010
Program Committees
CoChair (with Jim Fill): 13th Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics
(ANALCO 2016),
Arlington, VA, 11 Jan 2016
CoChair (with Robert Sedgewick): 12th Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics
(ANALCO 2015),
San Jose, CA, 4 Jan 2015
CoChair (with Michael Drmota): 11th Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics
(ANALCO 2014),
Portland, OR, 6 Jan 2014
Chair for 1.5 day session on Algorithms, Stochastic Analysis, and Applications at the 8th International Purdue Symposium on Statistics, West Lafayette, IN, 2324 June 2012
23rd International Meeting on Probability, Combinatorial and Asymptotic Methods for the Analysis of Algorithms
(AofA 2012), Montréal, Canada, 1722 June 2012
7th Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics
(ANALCO 2010),
Austin, TX, 16 Jan 2010
3rd Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics
(ANALCO 2006),
Miami, FL, 21 Jan 2006
Research Advising
 Yucong Zhang, Department of Statistics, Ph.D. expected May 2018
 Kira Kiviat, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D. expected May 2018
 Lida Ahmadi, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D. expected May 2018
 David Daniels, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D. expected May 2018
 Rodrigo Ferraz de Andrade, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D. expected May 2017
 Mohan Gopaladesikan, Department of Statistics, Ph.D. December 2014
 Jeffrey Gaither, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D. August 2014
 Allison Davidson, Department of Statistics, Ph.D. May 2014
 Jin Xia (coadvisor with William Cleveland), Department of Statistics, Ph.D. August 2011
 Mayfawny Bergmann (undergraduate), Center for Science of Information (summer 2013, and 201415)
 Booi Yee Wong (undergraduate) (summer 2010)
 Deborah Sutton (undergraduate), Ruzicka College of Science Undergraduate Research Award (summer 2010)
 Xin Lu Tan (undergraduate), Ruzicka College of Science Undergraduate Research Award (summer 2009)
 Jonathan Carson (undergraduate, visiting from Dickinson College), Summer Research Opportunities Program (summer 2009)
 Jonathan Blair (undergraduate), Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (summer 2009)
 Kean Ming Tan (undergraduate), Ruzicka College of Science Undergraduate Research Award (summer 2008)
 Xueyao Chen (undergraduate) (summer 2008)
Professional Membership
American Mathematical Society
American Statistical Association
Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Lifetime Membership
International Statistical Institute, Elected Membership and Lifetime Membership
Bernoulli Society, Lifetime Membership
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS),
Lifetime Membership
Professional Activities
Coorganizer with R. Claudio Aguilar (Biological Sciences) for
our second annual
Student Workshop on Biological Data Analysis, 2226 June, 2015.
Coorganizer with Ian Besse (Pacific University), and with the faculty
of the NSF Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, for
our second annual Biomathematics Modeling workshop, taught to
students at Pacific University in May 2015.
Delivered an allday workshop on Embedding Undergraduate Research into a LivingLearning Community at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Antonio, 9 January 2015.
Coorganized (with Deepak Kumar) a twoday Faculty Training
Workshop in the Science of Information, held concurrently within the
2014 Science of Information Summer School, August 48, 2014,
in San Diego, CA.
Coorganizer with R. Claudio Aguilar (Biological Sciences) for a
Student Workshop on Biological Data Analysis, 711 July, 2014.
Invited member of the NSF Center for Undergraduate Research in
Mathematics (CURM) workshop in Provo, Utah, 2628 May, 2014.
Coorganizer with Ian Besse (Pacific University) and the faculty of the NSF Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, for a Biomathematics Modeling workshop, taught to students at Pacific University in January 2014.
Coorganized the 2013 Science of Information Summer School at Purdue University. It was held June 47, 2013, in conjunction with the North American Information Theory Society Summer School. This summer school included over 100 graduate students and postdocs.
Oneweek Summer School (3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of laboratories each day) on Analytic Combinatorics and Probability, at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, in the University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland, 610 June 2011
Coorganized (with Brent Ladd) the 1st Annual Science of Information Summer School, for the NSF Center for Science of Information, hosted at Purdue University, 2427 May 2011
NSFsponsored workshop on "CaseStudies for Integrating Computing in the Statistics Curricula", Berkeley, 2629 July 2009
MAA Panelist: Career Opportunities with an Advanced Degree (Finding a Good Fit in a Graduate Program),
MathFest, Madison, 2 August 2008
MAA Panelist: What Graduate Faculty Look for in Applicants (Finding a Good Fit in a Graduate Program),
MathFest, Madison, 2 August 2008
NSFsponsored workshop on "Integrating Computing in the Statistics Curricula", Berkeley, 1317 July 2008
NSFsponsored "Workshop to Advise NSF on Proposed Program for
Undergraduate Recruitment into Mathematics and Science" (NSF
grant #0832230; PI is Albert Boggess in the Department of Mathematics
at Texas A & M), Washington, DC, 2829 April 2008 (see the workshop report, which resulted in the new NSF PRISM solicitation)
National MAA Committee on Graduate Students, 20032009
MAA Panelist: How to Apply for Jobs,
MathFest, Albuquerque, 5 August 2005
MAA Graduate Student Workshop (Panelist),
Spring Meeting of the Indiana Section of the MAA, Terre Haute, IN, 3 April 2004
Newsletter Publications
Eight Hours with the Board, by M. D. Ward,
MAA FOCUS, volume 23, issue 8 (Nov. 2003), 15.
Advice for Those Applying to Graduate School, by D. Banks and M. D. Ward,
Amstat News, issue 464 (Feb. 2016), 3133.
ASA Receives Grant to Establish Series of REUs, by K. Das, M. Jackson, S. Keller, D. LaLonde, S. Shipp, J. Utts, and M. D. Ward,
Amstat News, issue 466 (Apr. 2016), 2021.
PeertoPeer Mentoring:
How It Fits into the Statistics Living
Learning Community at Purdue, by M. D. Ward,
Amstat News, issue 471 (Sep. 2016), 2831.
Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Statement on Active Learning in Postsecondary Mathematics, by Donna LaLonde and M. D. Ward,
Amstat News, to appear.
ASA REU Experiences Offer Students Value by M. D. Ward, Amstat News, September 2018.
Colloquia, Lectures, Seminars
(does not include refereed conferences with publications, which are listed above)
2nd Lake Michigan Workshop on Combinatorics and Graph Theory,
University of Notre Dame, to be held in March 2015. The main part of
the workshop is a series of six tutorial lectures, consisting of three
lectures from each of two senior people. I will be one of the
two senior people for the 2015 workshop.
Seminar in Functional Analysis and Related Areas, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 9 April 2014
Probability Seminar, University of Maryland, College Park, 9 April 2014
Statistics Seminar, The George Washington University, 6 September 2013
4th biennial Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM), St. John's campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1013 June 2013
24th International Meeting on Probabilistic, Combinatorial and Asymptotic Methods for the Analysis of Algorithms, Cala Galdana, Menorca, Spain, 2731 May 2013
Statistics Alumni Advisory Board, Purdue University, 4 May 2013
Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, 26 April 2012
Combinatorics, Algorithmics, and Interactions (CALIN) seminar at the Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France, 20 March 2012
Seminar, Mathematics Department, RoseHulman Institute of Technology, 25 January 2012
Conference on "Philippe Flajolet and Analytic Combinatorics," Paris, France, 1416 December 2011
Twentysecond Annual Meeting on Probabilistic, Combinatorial, and Asymptotic Methods in the Analysis of Algorithms, Bedlewo, Poland, 1218 June 2011
Statistics Alumni Advisory Board, Purdue University, 20 May 2011
MiniWorkshop on Random Trees, Information and Algorithms, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, 2430 April 2011
Research Colloquium, Department of Statistics, Purdue University, 10 December 2010
Seminar for Algorithms Research Project at INRIARocquencourt, Paris, France, 22 November 2010
NSF Science and Technology Center on Science of Information, Purdue University, 28 October 2010
Dean's Leadership Council: One of four "College of Science Stars", Purdue University, 7 October 2010
Special Session on Analytic Combinatorics, Eastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Syracuse, NY, 23 October 2010
5th International Workshop on Applied Probability (Invited Lecture), Madrid, Spain, 58 July 2010
Combinatorics/Probability Seminar, Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, 27 April 2010
Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, 23 April 2010
Seminar with INRIASaclayîledeFrance team AMIB, LIXEcole Polytechnique (Invited Lecture), Paraiseau, France, 27 November 2009
Exploring Statistical Sciences Research, Purdue University, 11 November 2009
ARO MURI Annual Meeting: Modeling, Analysis, and Algorithms for Stochastic Control of MultiScale Military Networks (MAASCOM), 10 September 2009
Probability Seminar, Purdue University, 27 April 2009
Computing with Data (Invited Lecture), Denison University, 27 March 2009
Game Theory (Guest Lecture), Denison University, 27 March 2009
An Invitation to Combinatorial Game Theory (Invited Lecture, Ronneberg Lecturship Program), Denison University, 26 March 2009
Exploring Statistical Sciences Research, Purdue University, 12 November 2008
Special Session on Algorithmic Probability and Combinatorics, AMS Fall Central Section Meeting, DePaul University, 5 October 2007
Research Colloquium, Purdue University, 30 August 2007
VIGRE Seminar, Purdue University, 29 August 2007
Special Colloquium, Purdue University, 11 April 2007
Twelveth Annual Seminar on Analysis of Algorithms, Alden Biesen, Belgium, 7 July 2006
Mathematics Department Colloquium, Drexel University, 1 May 2006
Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium, Swarthmore College, 21 Feb 2006
Graduate Student Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, 27 Jan 2006
Combinatorics and Probability Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, 20 Sep 2005
Contributed Paper Session on Nifty Examples in Discrete Mathematics, MathFest, Albuquerque, 5 August 2005
Computational Science and Engineering Seminar, Purdue University, 30 Mar 2005
Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Illinois Institute of Technology, 21 Feb 2005
Algorithms Project Seminar, INRIARocquencourt, France, 22 Nov 2004
Tenth Seminar on Analysis of Algorithms, MSRI at Berkeley, 17 June 2004
Undergraduate Colloquium Series, Ball State University, 5 Feb 2004
Fall Meeting of the Indiana Section of the MAA, Goshen College, 18 Oct 2003
Theory of Computing Seminar, University of WisconsinMadison, 12 May 2003

