Conference Presentations by Group Members

Guangya Wan, Xiaorui Wang,
"Random Strategies in the Iterated Prisoners Dilemma" (poster presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
January 78, 2021 (Virtual)

Pavle Vuksanovic,
"Nontransitive Relations in Independent Random Variables"
(poster presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
January 78, 2021 (Virtual)
Oustanding Poster Award

Reed Phillips,
"Counting Optimal Strategies in the PenneyAnte Game
(poster presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
January 78, 2021 (Virtual)
Oustanding Poster Award

Hao Wang, Ronglin Wan, Guangya Wan,
"Statistical Analysis of Weather Forecasts: Accuracy of Internet Weather
Forecasts vs. Statistical and Machine Learning Models"
(poster presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Denver, CO, January 17, 2020
Honorable Mention Student Poster.

Xiaomin Li,
"Almost Beatty Partitions and Optimal Scheduling Problems"
(15 minute talk)
PiMuEpsilon Session at MAA MathFest, Cincinnati, OH, August 1, 2019
PiMuEpsilon Speaker Award.

Hao Wang,
"Predicting college coaching salaries"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Cincinnati, OH, July 29  August 1, 2019

Weiru Chen, Qianqian Li,
"Comparing University Rankings: Statistical Analysis of Four Global University Ranking
Systems" (poster presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Baltimore, MD, January 18, 2019

Samuel Guo,
"Analysis of AP College Football and Basketball Polls"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Denver, CO, August 14, 2018.

Weiru Chen, Qianqian Li,
"Comparing University Rankings"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Denver, CO, August 14, 2018.

Kevin Grosman,
"Dynamic Adaptations of the NashShapley Poker Model"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Denver, CO, August 14, 2018.
 Jiahao Zhu:
"Data Mining Math Graduate School Admissions"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
San Diego, CA, January 1013, 2018
 Xinying Fang:
"Mathematics of Poker: Skill vs. Luck"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
San Diego, CA, January 1013, 2018
 Fan Wu:
"Mathematics of Poker: Adaptive Strategies"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
San Diego, CA, January 1013, 2018
 Xinwei He, Yuchen Li, Yunyi Zhang:
"Complexity of leading digit sequences"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
San Diego, CA, January 1013, 2018

Blandon Su, Fan Wu, Sultan Muratov:
"The Mathematics of Poker: Adaptive Strategies"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Chicago, IL, July 26  29, 2017

Xinying Fang, Sara Rat:
"The Mathematics of Poker: Skill vs. Luck"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Chicago, IL, July 26  29, 2017

Ruoyu Zhu:
"Adaptive Strategies in Pokerlike Games"
(15 minute talk)
PiMuEpsilon Session at MAA MathFest, Chicago, IL, July 26  29, 2017

John Haug:
"The Mathematics of Poker: Measuring Skill and its Effect
(15 minute talk)
PiMuEpsilon Session at MAA MathFest, Chicago, IL, July 26  29, 2017
 Sijia Huo, Yunxin Zhang, Yayu Zhou:
"Statistical Analysis of Weather Forecasts: Accuracy of Internet Weather
Forecasts vs. Statistical Models"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Atlanta, GA, January 6, 2017.
Outstanding Poster Award.
 Zhaodong Cai, Matthew Faust, Yuan Zhang:
"Leading Digit Distribution, Continued Fractions, and Probabilistic
Diophantine Approximation"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Atlanta, GA, January 6, 2017.
 Zhaodong Cai, Matthew Faust:
"A local Benford Law for a class of arithmetic sequences"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Columbus, OH, August 4  7, 2016
 Alex Page, Yuliya Semibratova, Yi Xuan:
"The Broken Stick Problem in Higher Dimensions: From a Classic Puzzle to
Modern Distance Geometry"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Seattle, WA, January 8, 2016.
 Jiarui Xu:
"Detecting Nonrandomness: A Suite of Statistical Tests
to Detect Fake Coin Flips and Identify Patterns in Realworld Data"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA, January 8, 2016.
 Zhaodong Cai, Yuda Wang:
"First Digit
Distribution of Some Arithmetic Sequences"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA, January 8, 2016.
 Alex Page, Yuliya Semibratova:
"The Broken Stick Problem in Higher Dimensions: From a Classic Puzzle to
Modern Distance Geometry"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Washington, DC, August 5  8, 2015.
Outstanding Presentation Award.
 Jiarui Xu:
"Detecting Nonrandomness: A Suite of Statistical Tests to Detect
Fake Coin Flips and Identify Patterns in Realworld Data"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Washington, DC, August 5  8, 2015.
 Robert Weber:
"Can one Fake Randomness?"
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Portland, OR, August 6  9, 2014
 Daniel Hirsbrunner, Tong Zhang:
"The Strange Case of the Moebius Power Series: Reconciling Theory and
Numerical Evidence" (15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Portland, OR, August 6  9, 2014
 Dylan Yang:
"The Moebius Power Series"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 17, 2014.
 Yiwang Chen:
"The Geometry of Gauss Sums"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 17, 2014.
 Tong Zhang:
"Numbertheoretic Random Walks"
(Poster Presentation)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 17, 2014.
 Natawut Monaikul:
"Do numbers play dice? Visualizing order and chaos in number theory
through random walks." (15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Hartford, CT, July 31  August 3, 2013
 Abigail Turner:
"Intersecting Cylinders: From Archimedes and Zu Chongzhi to Steinmetz
and Beyond."
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Hartford, CT, July 31  August 3, 2013
 Ananya Uppal:
"Random Points, Broken Sticks, and Triangles."
(15 minute talk)
MAA MathFest, Hartford, CT, July 31  August 3, 2013

Reed Phillips,
"Counting Optimal Strategies in the PenneyAnte Game"
(15 Minute Talk)
UIC Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, November 7, 2020 (Virtual).

Xiaomin Li:
"Almost Beatty Partitions and Optimal Scheduling Problems"
(15 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 1920, 2019.

Weiru Chen, Qianqian Li,
"Comparing University Rankings: Statistical Analysis of Four Global University Ranking
Systems" (poster presentation)
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Jan. 2527, 2019.
 Xiangyun Cao, Philip Dohm, Mengyang Zheng, Qiaoge Zhu:
"Mathematics of Pokerlike Games: Discrete and Continuous Extensions of
the McAdams Poker Model"
(Poster Presentation)
UIC Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, November 10, 2018.

Weiru Chen, Qianqian Li:
"Comparing University Rankings: Statistical Analysis of Four Global
University Ranking Systems"
(Poster Presentation)
UIC Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, November 10, 2018.

Pengyu Chen, Hao Qiu, Ruorong Yin:
"Data Mining Graduate School Admissions"
(15 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2021, 2018.

Tanner Corum, Ajay Dugar, Kevin Grosman, Haoyu Wang:
"The Mathematics of Poker: Extending the NashShapley Model"
(15 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2021, 2018.
 Jiayin Lu:
"Extensions of the NashShapley model for threeplayer poker games"
(Poster Presentation)
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Jan. 2628, 2018.
 Xinying Fang:
"Mathematics of Poker: Skill vs. Luck
(Poster Presentation)
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Jan. 2628, 2018.
 Tanner Corum, Jiayin Lu, Carl Tang, Haoyu Wang:
"The NashShapley Model for Multiplayer Poker Games"
(Poster Presentation)
UIC Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, November 18, 2017.

Xinwei He, Yuchen Li:
"Complexity of leading digit sequences"
(Poster Presentation)
Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University,
Columbus, OH, August 1113, 2017.

Khoa Tran:
"The Mystery of Zipf's Law: Analysis of Word Frequencies in Natural
Language and Artificial Languages"
(20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2122, 2017.

Yajie Chu, Sijia Huo, Yunxin Zhang, Yantong Zheng:
"Statistical Analysis of Weather Forecasts: Accuracy of Internet Weather
Forecasts vs. Statistical Models"
(20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2122, 2017.

Nicholas Brown, Junghyun Hwang, Ruoyu Zhu, Ki Wang:
"The Mathematics of Poker: From Classical Game Theory to Machine Learning
Algorithms"
(20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2122, 2017.
 Qingci An:
"Knowledge Spaces: The Mathematics Behind Assessment and Learning"
(15 minute talk)
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Feb. 35, 2017.
 Sijia Huo, Yantong Zheng:
"Statistical Analysis of Weather Forecasts: Accuracy of Online Weather
Forecasts vs. Statistical Models"
(Poster Presentation)
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Feb. 35, 2017.
 Zhaodong Cai, Matthew Faust:
"A local Benford Law for a class of arithmetic sequences"
(20 minute talk)
Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University,
Columbus, OH, August 1921, 2016.

Vivek Kaushik, Aubrey Laskowski, Yukun Tan:
"Paradoxes of Voting: From Lincoln's Presidential Election to College
Football Polls"
(20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2223, 2016.

Zhaodong Cai, Matthew Faust, Shunping Xie:
"Randomness and regularities in the leading digits of numbertheoretic
sequences"
(20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2223, 2016.
 Alex Page:
"The Broken Stick Problem in Higher Dimensions: From a Classic Puzzle to
Modern Distance Geometry" (20 minute talk)
UIC Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, October 24, 2015.
 Alex Page, Yuliya Semibratova, Yi Xuan:
"The Broken Stick Problem in Higher Dimensions: From a Classic Puzzle to
Modern Distance Geometry"
(20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2425, 2015.
 Yu Fu, Jia Yu:
"Fractals, Patterns, and Randomness in Number Theory and Mathematical
Physics: Unraveling the Mysteries of Numbertheoretic Fourier Series"
(20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2425, 2015.
 Yiwang Chen:
"Power series with numbertheoretic coefficients" (20
minute talk)
UIC Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, October 18, 2014.
 Yiwang Chen, Tong Zhang:
"The Strange Case of the Moebius Power Series: Reconciling Theory and
Numerical Evidence" (20 minute talk)
Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University,
Columbus, OH, August 2224, 2014.
 Yiwang Chen, Daniel Hirsbrunner, Tong Zhang:
"The Strange Case of the Moebius Power Series: Reconciling Theory and
Numerical Evidence" (20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 2425, 2015.
Finalist for Best Presentation Award.
 Yiwang Chen:
"The Geometry of Gauss Sums"
(Poster Presentation)
Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH,
August 911, 2013.
 Yiwang Chen and Natawut Monaikul:
"Numbertheoretic Random Walks" (20 minute talk)
Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH,
August 911, 2013.
 LJ Lkhamsuren:
"The Broken Stick Problem with n Pieces"
(20 minute talk)
Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH,
August 911, 2013.
 Abigail Turner and Ananya Uppal, :
"Intersecting Cylinders in Higher Dimensions"
(20 minute talk)
Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH,
August 911, 2013.
 LJ Lkhamsuren:
"Random Points, Broken Sticks, and Triangles."
(20 minute talk.)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN, April 1920, 2013.
Winner of Best Presentation Competition.
 Natawut Monaikul:
"Do numbers play dice? Visualizing order and chaos in number theory
through random walks." (20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN, April 1920, 2013.
 Ananya Uppal:
"Intersecting Cylinders: From Archimedes and Zu Chongzhi to Steinmetz
and Beyond." (20 minute talk)
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN, April 1920, 2013.
 Abigail Turner, Ananya Uppal:
"Intersecting cylinders in higher dimensions" (20 minute talk).
Texas Undergraduate Topology and Geometry Conference,
Feb. 2224, 2013, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
 Lingyi Kong:
"Random Points, Broken Sticks, and Triangles" (20 minute talk)
Texas Undergraduate Topology and Geometry Conference,
Feb. 2224, 2013, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
 Ka Fung Tjin, Elsie Wang, Yifan Zhang:
"Randomness and Patterns in Gauss Sums"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 30, 2020
 Yu Hou, Ning Wang:
"Designing Ranking Systems Based on Yelp Ratings"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 30, 2020
 HaeJin Lee, Jiusi Li:
"The Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 30, 2020
 Pavle Vuksanovic:
"Paradoxes of Nontransitive Probabilities"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 30, 2020
 Xiangyun Cao, Qiaoge Zhu:
"Mathematics of Pokerlike Games: Discrete and Continuous Extensions of
the McAdams Poker Model"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2019

Danjin Jiang, Peiyun Zou:
"Data Mining Graduate School Admissions"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2019

Xiaomin Li:
"Almost Beatty Partitions and Optimal Scheduling Problems"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2019

Stephen Fan, Guangya Wan, Juntao Zhang:
"The Iterated Prisoners Dilemma"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2019

Yuheng Chang, Baihe Duan:
"Visualizing Harmonic Functions"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2019

Yirui Luo, Yitao Meng, Cameron Nachreiner, Yiyin Shen:
"Random Walk Solutions to the Dirichlet Problem"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2019

Pengyu Chen, Hao Qiu, Ruorong Yin:
"Will I get in? Statistical Analysis of Graduate School Admissions"
(15 minute talk)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 19, 2018

Tanner Corum, Ajay Dugar, Kevin Grosman, Haoyu Wang:
"The Mathematics of Poker: Extending the NashShapley Model"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 19, 2018

Matthew Cho, Xiaomin Li, Yun Xie:
"Almost Beatty Partitions"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 19, 2018

Xinying Fang, John Haug, Sara Rat, Ruoyu Zhu:
"The Mathematics of Poker: Skill vs. Luck"
(Poster Presentation)
Illinois Summer Research Symposium, July 21, 2017

Blandon Su, Fan Wu, Sultan Muratov:
"The Mathematics of Poker: Adapting to Opponent Behavior"
(Poster Presentation)
Illinois Summer Research Symposium, July 21, 2017

Xinwei He, Yuchen Li, Yunyi Zhang:
Order and Chaos in Arithmetic Sequences: Quantifying the Degree of
Randomness in Mathematical Sequences
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2017

Victor Sui:
The Fake Randomness Project: How to Differentiate Madeup Data
Points from Random Data
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2017

Yajie Chu, Sijia Huo, Yunxin Zhang, Yantong Zheng:
"Statistical Analysis of Weather Forecasts: Accuracy of Internt Weather
Forecasts vs. Statistical Models
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2017

Nicholas Brown, Junghyun Hwang, Ruoyu Zhu, Ki Wang:
"The Mathematics of Poker: From John von Neumann to the World
Series of Poker"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2017
Finalist for Outstanding Presentation Award.

Nicholas Brown, Junghyun Hwang, Ruoyu Zhu, Ki Wang:
"10 Million Poker Hands: Data Mining and Predictive Modeling"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2017

Thien Le, Zihe Wang, Yunxin Zhang:
"The Happy Number Project: Experimental and Theoretical
Investigations on a Classical Problem"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2017
 Matthew Faust, Yuan Zhang:
"Leading Digit Distribution, Continued Fractions, and Probabilistic
Diophantine Approximation"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2017
 Khoa Tran:
"Zipf's Law: A Universal Law for Empirical Data from Word Frequencies to
Olympic Records"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2017
 Daniyar Omarov, Khoa Tran, Laila Zhexembay:
"Zipf's Law: A Universal Law for Empirical Data from Word Frequencies to
Olympic Records"
(Poster Presentation)
Illinois Summer Research Symposium, July 21, 2016
 Qingci An, Madina Bolat, Jose Sanchez:
"Knowledge Spaces: The Mathematics Behind Assessment and Learning"
(Poster Presentation)
Illinois Summer Research Symposium, July 21, 2016.

Zhaodong Cai, Matthew Faust, Shunping Xie:
"Local and global randomness in the leading digits of arithmetic
sequences"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 21, 2016.

Mario Cannamela, Sijia Huo, Yantong Zheng:
"Statistical analysis of historical climate and forecast data from
Illinois and other locations"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 21, 2016.

Qing Ma, Yayu Zhou:
"Analysis of Daily Illini College Football Predictions: Accuracy of
forecasters versus betting line and random predictions"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 21, 2016.

Vivek Kaushik, Aubrey Laskowski, Yukun Tan, Mengzhou Tang:
"The Geometry of Voting: From Lincoln's Presidential Election to
College Football Polls"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 21, 2016.

Jiarui Xu:
"Detecting nonrandomness: A suite of statistical tests to detect fake
coin flips and identify patterns in realworld data"
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 21, 2016.
 Narken Aimambet, Chingis Matayev, Alisher Urazbekov:
"Benford's Law: A Universal Law on Digit Patterns in
Mathematics, Physics, Nature, and Economics"
Illinois Summer Research Symposium, July 23, 2015.
 Xusheng Zhang, Tong Li:
"The Fake Randomness Project: How to Detect Fake Coin Flips and Madeup
Data"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 23, 2015.
 Yiwang Chen, Keran Huang:
"Summing Divergent Series: From Euler and Abel to Dirichlet and Beyond"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 23, 2015.
 Yu Fu, Ryan Grady, Yuda Wang, Jia Yu:
"Fractals, Patterns and Randomness in Number Theory and Mathematical
Physics: Unraveling the Mysteries of Numbertheoretic Fourier Series
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 23, 2015.
 Alex Page, Yuliya Semibratova, Yi Xuan, Eva Rui Zhang:
"The Broken Stick Problem in Three Dimensions: From a Classic Puzzle to
Modern Distance Geometry"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 23, 2015.
 Chad Franzen, Rishabh Marya, Robert Weber:
"Can one Fake Randomness?"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 17, 2014.
Akuna Capital LLC Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation.
 Yiwang Chen, Daniel Hirsbrunner, Tong Zhang:
"The Strange Case of the Moebius Power Series: Reconciling Theory and
Numerical Evidence"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 17, 2014.
 Yiwang Chen, Daniel Hirsbrunner, Tong Zhang:
"Fractals, Primes, and Digital Dice: Patterns and Randomness in Number
Theory"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 17, 2014.
 Gilad Margalit:
"Random Triangles"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 17, 2014.
 L. Kong, LJ Lkhamsuren, A. Turner, A. Uppal:
"Random Points, Broken Sticks, and Triangles"
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2013.

L. Kong, LJ Lkhamsuren, A. Turner, A. Uppal:
"Intersecting Cylinders: From Archimedes and Zu Chongzhi to Steinmetz
and Beyond."
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2013.
Best Poster Honorable Mention Award.
 Y. Chen, W. Hua, N. Monaikul, T. Zhang:
"Do numbers play dice? Visualizing order and chaos in number theory
through random walks.".
(Poster Presentation)
UI Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, 2013.
Best Poster Honorable Mention Award.
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