time. However, it took me nearly all of the rest of the summer to fully understand why the algorithm can yield better estimation when the sample data is sparse. After several iterations of presentations, I was finally able to clearly explain the proof given in the original paper and even found an improved proof in the end, largely thanks to my research advisor’s constantly pushing me to define variables in the most accurate terms, prove each step rigorously, and trace the author’s logic behind the proof. As I learned more about computer science both in and outside of class, I gradually came to realize that theory is often the hardest part and the key to understanding everything else in any project. Oxford is famous for its theory-heavy computer science curriculum, and I am particularly excited about the prospect of taking Computational Learning Theory, Computational Game Theory, Principles of Programming Languages, and Computer Networks, among other of my proposed courses to take at Oxford. Better yet, I am intrigued to find that Oxford offers the computer science and philosophy dual program, which perfectly caters to my interests in both areas. I still remember myself delightedly and diligently going through the readings for my Minds, Bodies, and Persons course multiple times, highlighting central ideas and scribbling down confusions and random thoughts at the margin. I remember laying out the central arguments and supporting details on a piece of blank paper and weaving…
may be decided by an algorithm whose running time is bounded by a polynomial. P is the class of all decision problems that are polynomially bounded. The implication is that a decision problem X $ in$ P can be solved in polynomial time on a deterministic computation model . Problems in class P can be solved with algorithms that run in polynomial time. If the running time is some polynomial function of the size of the input**, for instance if the algorithm runs in linear time or quadratic time or…
Q3. If the second clerk could be added anywhere you choose (and not necessarily to check for violations, as in Question 2), what is the maximum number of applications the process can handle? What is the new configuration? Approach: Analyzed the question, we added one more clerk in step 2 (process and record payment). Then use the formula as question 1 and 2 to calculate. Figure 3.1 Solution: When add the second clerk in step 2, then solve and record payments. We could see the above pictures, 2…
Throughout the semester, we have explored the importance of considering individual’s unique skills and interests. According to the Theory of Work Adjustment, individual’s abilities, whether they are strengths in areas including special-mechanical, verbal-linguistic, or numerical-quantitative, in conjunction with their interests as can be illustrated by the RIASEC model, inform that individual’s most optimal work environment (Dawis & Lofquist, 1984). Placement in a job that is conducive to that…
an Olympic Mathematics Competition that I’ve been involved in since I was 9 years old. I became familiar with algorithms like congruence, Horner algorithm and graph theory before I could use a computer. Now as a senior in the school of mathematics at XX University, one of the top three mathematical schools in China. I chose math as my major to build a good mathematical foundation to thoroughly learn about computer science. With strong interests and full preparation, I’m applying to XX School for…
1024 Chickens Europe has turned to Skynet for farming advice. European Union agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan announced last Friday a multi-billion dollar plan to integrate digital sensors in every aspect of crop production to “produce more with less.” For instance, data from satellites could determine how best to apply fertilizers and pesticides, thus improving efficiency and crop yields. This undertaking would have been unthinkable a decade ago. But a new advance - parallel…
knowledge to legal situations. As such, it provides a great deal of truth to many legal proceeding. The forensic sciences – forensic chemistry [5-8], forensic biology [9,10], forensic anthropology [11], forensic medicine [12], forensic materials science [13,14], forensic engineering [15], computational forensics [16], among others – are broadly used to resolve civil disputes, to justify and enforce criminal laws and government regulations, and to protect public health. It should be kept in…
In a turn in my life, for college, I 've chosen Physics over the Computer Science, lots of factors were involved that here is not a place to discuss. During my bachelor, I tried to use my programming knowledge in a positive way. I tried to take as many computational related courses as it was available. My B.Sc thesis was also simulation related. In a sense, I became a Computational Physicist. But that was not enough. The more I learned the computer related parts of any problem, the deeper my…
Experiencing computer science and mathematics at BC has inspired me and sparked a passion. I take so much pride in my study of Math and Computer Science because I can see the need and potential for computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in society; they are essential. One of my first realizations of this was through the Mcnair Exploratory Program. An undergraduate research program; Mcnair 's goal is to give underrepresented minorities a chance to experience research under the…
information. Based on an understanding of our surroundings of life, I always enjoy replacing the time-consuming, hectic works with computer software and let it be a better choice than other routine works. Hence, I am fascinated to deal with automatic annotations and tracking of images or videos, which are my current research interests. When I was a student in College of Information & Communication of Korea University, one of most competitive institutes in South Korea, I have taken series of…