Mathematics

How To Simulate Your Own Baseball Game

Fantasy baseball as fans understand it today began in the 1980s but actual fantasy baseball, beyond kids trading baseball cards, began 50 years ago.   Hal Rickman, an accountant in New York City, started finalizing  work on something he had begun when he w ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 28 2020 - 11:42am

Game Theory May Predict How To Reduce Panic Buying

During difficult times, we hope that everyone will pull together, keep calm, and work as a unit to ensure that society continues to run smoothly. Unfortunately, this is not always the case – as is particularly evident right now. ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 5 2020 - 12:06pm

Asymptomatic Worries: Sample Pooling Used In Blood Banking Will Boost Coronavirus Testing Capacity

Early on in this year's coronavirus pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, experts began to explore whether the pool testing approach used in blood banking could be adapted to increase testing capacity in coronavirus diagnostics and protect those with a high mortalit ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2020 - 10:17am

Should Any Current COVID-19 Estimates Be Used To Make Policy Decisions?

There is a popular saying in statistics- "Everyone believes the data except the collector. No one believes the model except the modeler." ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 8 2020 - 5:35pm

Modeling Chaos: How To Anticipate Riot Dynamics And Social Unrest

Is it possible to predict nonlinear behavior, such as when a protest will become a riot? Perhaps, though parameters bring special challenges. We've seen the weaknesses of numerical modeling when it comes to disease epidemiology, and many of those conc ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 22 2020 - 10:59am

Genomic Selection And Economics: A Model To Predict The Best Crop

A new mathematical model seeks to predict economic performance of crops, which will allow breeders to obtain the plants with the highest possible quality.  Using even the most advanced legacy tools, it is very difficult to create a new variety of plants a ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 21 2020 - 9:17am