2017 Research Weekend
Google's PageRank Algorithm and Its Applications
On January 27 & 28, 2017, the Mathematics Department will host a Research Weekend. The topic
this year is "The PageRank Algorithm: The mathematics behind Google's search engine and it's
The Research Weekend aims to give our math students a taste of math research. Dr. Cesar Aguilar
will run the sessions (on Friday and Saturday) and give a colloquium
talk on Friday.
The course pre-requisites for the program are MATH 230 and MATH 233, and experience with
Matlab programming, or a similar language.
Space is limited and you need to fill the online application
. We will then let you know via email
if you are selected for the program. For full consideration apply by Friday, January 27 by noon.
The Research Weekend program is:
Colloquium Talk: 3 to 4pm in Newton 203, Friday, January 27th
Session 1: 4 to 6pm in South Hall 336, Friday, January 27th (includes pizza dinner)
Session 2: 9am to noon in South Hall 336, Saturday, January 28th
Session 3: noon to 4pm, Saturday, January 28
Coffee and a light lunch will be provided on Saturday.
If chosen for the program, you are expected to attend the colloquium talk and all the sessions. The colloquium talk is open to everyone.
- Wikipedia Pages Node Names (64 MB)
- Wikipedia Adjacency Matrix (sparse) (120 MB)
- 2016 College Football Subdivision Games
- 2016 College Football Subdivision Team Names
Queries for Wikipedia PageRank
- US Presidents
- US States
Link to Sparse matrix repository
The SuiteSparse Matrix Collection
- PageRank Notes
- Matlab Tutorial