Centennial Scholars LectureFOR MORE INFORMATION:
SANDRA PAULSON, administrative assistant, Academic Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CENTENNIAL SCHOLARS LECTURE ON
CONTAINMENT STRATEGIES FOR NETWORK MODELS
Dr. Daniel P. Biebighauser, assistant professor, mathematics and computer science, will present a Centennial Scholars Program lecture, “Containment Strategies in Network Models,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3 in Birkeland Alumni Lounge.
Biebighauser along with co-inquirers Lise Holte ’11, Brainerd, Minn., and Ryan Wagner ’11, Osakis, Minn., reviewed existing containment strategies in network models, improved present models and developed their own models and containment techniques.
Network models apply to a variety of situations such as how to best allocate resources in order to fight a forest fire, how vaccines should be distributed to limit the spread of a virus or how to distribute sandbags and other supplies to hold back the water during a flood. One of the things they studied was the containment of the flooding of the Red River in a portion of Moorhead near the Concordia campus, placing priority on certain geographic areas according to their importance and elevation.
They will highlight both the existing and new containment strategies for network models in their presentation emphasizing applications that are interesting and accessible for a wide audience. The lecture is free and open to the public.