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Kim Nguyen: Hidden Markov models as modern day map- makers

Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 PM in SC507. There is dinner starting at 5:30pm and the talk starting between 5:45 and 6pm.

Competitors in the race to build the first fully autonomous car are also competing to construct and maintain the most accurate, information-rich, and up-to-date maps for their cars to drive on. This problem of modern day map-making is a fun application of math in industry. In this math table, we will take a look into the models and algorithms that allow map engineering teams at ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber to auto-update maps using real-time driving data. Familiarity with the basics of probability will be useful, but not necessary.
Dinner will be served.

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