Math 396: MODELS 
We will be reviewing the following models in this class with an amazing collection of guest speakers from Oxy and other institutions:
Date  Guest Disciplinary Expert  Kind of Model  Discipline  Topic/Title  Readings and Prep Materials 
February 2, 2021  Anthony Bonato Professor of Mathematics, Ryerson University (Canada) 
Discrete Mathematics  Networks/Graph Theory  "Models of Online Social Networks" (Bonato, et al, 2009). Complex networks and social networks (Bonato & Tian, 2012).  
February 9, 2021  Treena Basu, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Occidental College  Machine Learning  Data Science  ("Predictive Models of Student College Commitment Decisions." (Basu, Basu, Buckmire, & Lal, 2019). Luis Serrano's "A Friendly Introduction to Machine Learning" (30 minute YouTube video)  
February 16, 2021  Sherry Scott, formerly Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Abba Gumel, Foundation Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University  Differential Equations  Epidemiology 
Articles
on Mathematical Modeling of COVID19 Dynamics and Control (Gumel
et al, 2020).
Mathematial Explanation of SIR Disease Model for COVID19 (25
minute YouTube video). "A
Model to Predict COVID19 Epidemics with Applications to South Korea,
Italy, and Spain." (short SIAM News article). "Postlockdown
Dynamics of COVID19 in New York, Florida, Arizona, and Wisconsin." (Scott et. al, 2021) 

February 23, 2021  Jorgen Harris, Assistant Professor of Economics, Occidental College  Probability & Statistics  Economics  "Will Affirmative Action Policies Eliminate Negative Stereotypes?" (Coates & Loury, 1993). "Mathematical Models of Racial Discrimination" (Harris, 2021). Bayes' Theorem (15 minute YouTube video). 
Last Updated January 19, 2021