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Graduate Seminar

Brian Kell
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: How to shuffle a deck of cards by sharing birthdays and collecting coupons

Abstract: How many times do you have to shuffle a deck of cards in order to get it "close to random"? We will analyze this problem and relate it to the classical probability problems of the birthday paradox and the coupon collector.

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Brian Kell