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Mark Daniel Ward

Department of Statistics
Purdue University
150 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067
mdw@purdue.edu
phone: (765) 496-9563

Current Position

I am an Associate 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 large-scale computation. I currently serve as Visiting Faculty Positions

École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Invited Professor in the Algorithms and Models for Integrative Biology team, November-December 2015

The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Statistics, September 2013-May 2014

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, July 2013-June 2014

Université de Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France
Invited Professor at the Laboratoire Informatique de Paris Nord (LIPN), February-March 2012

University of Pennsylvania
Lecturer in Mathematics, 2005-2007


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 Wisconsin-Madison
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 (2016-2018);
      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 (2013-2018)
      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 (2010-2020);
      Wojciech Szpankowski (Computer Science, Purdue) is the PI; Dr. Ward is Associate Director.
      The funding amount is $25,000,000 for 2010-2015 and $23,000,000 for 2015-2020.

National Science Foundation DUE-#1140489/#1140519: Collaborative Research:
      Science of Information: Bringing Many Disciplines Together (2012-2014)
      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 Multi-scale Networks (2008-2013)
      Ness Shroff (ECE at Ohio State) was the PI; I was a Co-PI. The funding amount was $980,999.

National Science Foundation DMS-#0603821: Asymptotic Enumeration, Reinforcement, and Effective Limit Theory (2006-2009)
      Robin Pemantle (Mathematics at U. of Pennsylvania) was the PI; I was the Co-PI.
      The funding amount was $207,000.


Honors
  • Mu Sigma Rho William D. Warde Statistics Education Award, 2016
  • Statistics Advising Award, 2015-2016
  • Voted as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Favorite Faculty program, 2015-2016
  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy, 2015-present
  • College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, 2015-2016
  • College of Science Team Award, 2014-2015
  • Excellence in Research Award (for $1 million or larger external grants) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 2012-2013
  • College of Science Team Award, 2011-2012
  • Junior Oberwolfach Fellow at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) in Germany, April 2011
  • College of Science Interdisciplinary Award, 2010-2011
  • Purdue University Teaching for Tomorrow Award, 2010-2011
  • Purdue University's Mortar Board Chapter Citation Award, 2009-2010
  • College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor, 2009-2010
  • College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, 2009-2010
  • Department of Statistics Outstanding Assistant Professor Teaching Award, 2008-2009
  • Top Ten Outstanding Teacher in College of Science, 2007-2008
  • 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), 2002-2005
  • Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship in Mathematics (Purdue), 2001-2002
  • GAANN Fellowship in Mathematics and Computation in Engineering (Wisconsin), 1999-2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa, elected in 1999
  • Sigma Xi
  • Faculty Scholarship for Achievement (full tuition at Denison), 1995-1999
  • Anderson Science Scholarship (full tuition at Denison, 1 of 2 selected), 1995-1999

Experience

Purdue University 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 Pre-Freshmen, 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 California-Berkeley
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

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), 30-33 (pdf).

35. On the Variety of Shapes in Digital Trees, by J. Gaither, H. Mahmoud, and M. D. Ward, Journal of Theoretical Probability, in press (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), 237-245 (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. Hall-Holt, P. Murrell, R. Peng, P. Roback, D. Temple Lang, and M. D. Ward, The American Statistician, volume 69 (2015), 343-353 (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), 40-48 (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), 290-297 (pdf).

28. Resolution of T. Ward's Question and the Israel-Finch 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), 195-215 (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), 40-47 (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), 863-884 (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), 67-81 (pdf).

23. The Variance of the Number of 2-Protected Nodes in a Trie, by J. Gaither and M. D. Ward, The Tenth Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (2013), 43-51 (pdf).

22. Analytic Methods for Select Sets, by J. Gaither and M. D. Ward, Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, volume 26 (2012), 561-568 (pdf).

21. Asymptotic Distribution of Two-Protected Nodes in Random Binary Search Trees, by H. M. Mahmoud and M. D. Ward, Applied Mathematics Letters, volume 25 (2012), 2218-2222 (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 2-Protected 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), 381-398 (pdf).

18. Asymptotic Analysis of the Nörlund and Stirling Polynomials, by M. D. Ward, Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, volume 6 (2012), 95-105 (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), 101-117 (pdf).

16. Towards the variance of the profile of suffix trees, by P. Nicodeme and M. D. Ward, Report of the Mini-Workshop on Random Trees, Information and Algorithms, from Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Report 23/2011, pages 1269-1272 (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), 569-575 (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), 591-602 (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), 1207-1245 (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), 143-150 (pdf).

10. Average-case analysis of cousins in m-ary tries, by H. M. Mahmoud and M. D. Ward, Journal of Applied Probability, volume 45 (2008), 888-900 (pdf).

9. On correlation polynomials and subword complexity, by I. Gheorghiciuc and M. D. Ward, Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, volume AH (2007), 1-18 (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, 1799-1813 (pdf).

7. The average profile of suffix trees, by M. D. Ward, The Fourth Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (2007), 183-193 (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), 253-262 (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), 307-322 (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), 95-104 (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), 231-256 (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), 153-160 (pdf).


Editorial

Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics
     Editorial Board, 2012-2016
     Managing Editor, 2014-2016

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

Co-Chair (with Jim Fill): 13th Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO 2016), Arlington, VA, 11 Jan 2016

Co-Chair (with Robert Sedgewick): 12th Workshop on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO 2015), San Jose, CA, 4 Jan 2015

Co-Chair (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, 23-24 June 2012

23rd International Meeting on Probability, Combinatorial and Asymptotic Methods for the Analysis of Algorithms (AofA 2012), Montréal, Canada, 17-22 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 (co-advisor with William Cleveland), Department of Statistics, Ph.D. August 2011
  • Mayfawny Bergmann (undergraduate), Center for Science of Information (summer 2013, and 2014-15)
  • 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

Co-organizer with R. Claudio Aguilar (Biological Sciences) for our second annual Student Workshop on Biological Data Analysis, 22-26 June, 2015.

Co-organizer 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 all-day workshop on Embedding Undergraduate Research into a Living-Learning Community at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Antonio, 9 January 2015.

Co-organized (with Deepak Kumar) a two-day Faculty Training Workshop in the Science of Information, held concurrently within the 2014 Science of Information Summer School, August 4-8, 2014, in San Diego, CA.

Co-organizer with R. Claudio Aguilar (Biological Sciences) for a Student Workshop on Biological Data Analysis, 7-11 July, 2014.

Invited member of the NSF Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) workshop in Provo, Utah, 26-28 May, 2014.

Co-organizer 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.

Co-organized the 2013 Science of Information Summer School at Purdue University. It was held June 4-7, 2013, in conjunction with the North American Information Theory Society Summer School. This summer school included over 100 graduate students and postdocs.

One-week 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, 6-10 June 2011

Co-organized (with Brent Ladd) the 1st Annual Science of Information Summer School, for the NSF Center for Science of Information, hosted at Purdue University, 24-27 May 2011

NSF-sponsored workshop on "Case-Studies for Integrating Computing in the Statistics Curricula", Berkeley, 26-29 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

NSF-sponsored workshop on "Integrating Computing in the Statistics Curricula", Berkeley, 13-17 July 2008

NSF-sponsored "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, 28-29 April 2008 (see the workshop report, which resulted in the new NSF PRISM solicitation)

National MAA Committee on Graduate Students, 2003-2009

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), 31-33.
  • 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), 20-21.
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring: How It Fits into the Statistics Living Learning Community at Purdue, by M. D. Ward, Amstat News, issue 471 (Sep. 2016), 28-31.
  • Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Statement on Active Learning in Postsecondary Mathematics, by Donna LaLonde and M. D. Ward, Amstat News, to appear.


    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, 10-13 June 2013

    24th International Meeting on Probabilistic, Combinatorial and Asymptotic Methods for the Analysis of Algorithms, Cala Galdana, Menorca, Spain, 27-31 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, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 25 January 2012

    Conference on "Philippe Flajolet and Analytic Combinatorics," Paris, France, 14-16 December 2011

    Twenty-second Annual Meeting on Probabilistic, Combinatorial, and Asymptotic Methods in the Analysis of Algorithms, Bedlewo, Poland, 12-18 June 2011

    Statistics Alumni Advisory Board, Purdue University, 20 May 2011

    Mini-Workshop on Random Trees, Information and Algorithms, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, 24-30 April 2011

    Research Colloquium, Department of Statistics, Purdue University, 10 December 2010

    Seminar for Algorithms Research Project at INRIA-Rocquencourt, 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, 2-3 October 2010

    5th International Workshop on Applied Probability (Invited Lecture), Madrid, Spain, 5-8 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 INRIA-Saclay-île-de-France team AMIB, LIX-Ecole 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 Multi-Scale 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, INRIA-Rocquencourt, 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 Wisconsin-Madison, 12 May 2003