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  1. I'm a math and statistics major that is highly interested in probability theory, but I've had difficulty finding universities that are strong in probability theory that I would like to apply to. This can probably be explained by probabilists seemingly being dispersed across different departments such as mathematics, statistics, OR, etc. For example, I come from a university where the statistics department is much stronger in probability than the mathematics department. I was hoping for suggestions on PhD programs to look into - I'm more concerned about the professors and research groups than what department they belong to. For reference, I expect to have a strong profile - nearly 4.0 major GPA as well as 10+ grad courses in probability, analysis, etc. at a big state school. Multiple papers and publications also. Thank you!
  2. School: Large Public Research University (40-45 ranked math department - USnews ranking) Major: Mathematics, Computer Science Minor: Economics GPA (Cumulative): 3.81/4.00 (Math): 3.9 Mathematics Coursework: Calculus I,II,II (A-,B,A-), Discrete Math (Intro to proofs) (B+), Linear Algebra (Proof-Based) (A), Ordinary Differential Equations (A), Real Analysis I (A-), Real Analysis II (A), Abstract Algebra I (A-), Complex Analysis (A), Linear and Nonlinear Optimization (A), Financial Mathematics (pretty much just a course in stochastic calculus) (A), Numerical Analysis (next year), Partial Differential Equations (next year) Statistics/CS Coursework: Probability Theory (A), Statistical Theory (A), Graduate Machine Learning (A), Data Mining (A), Financial Econometrics (A), Time Series (next year) Math Courses with Ws (and then retook for A/A-): Calculus III, Abstract Algebra I, Probability Theory GRE Scores: 169Q, 165V, 4AW (I was going to apply this year, but decided to finish up my computer science degree by taking a 5th year, and add some more research to my profile) Letters: 2 from professors having done research, 1 from professor I took several classes with (opportunity to do research with next year too - see below) Research: -non-relevant to statistics (both in number theory): Semester Research Project, Summer REU -relevant: year long research opportunity (if I accept - see below) PhD Programs (preferred) : Chicago, Michigan, Harvard, CMU (joint machine learning - honestly, I never see anyone get admitted to this though), Berkeley, Wisconsin, Penn, Penn St, Duke, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State, Columbia, Cornell, Purdue, UCLA MS Programs: Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, CMU, Berkeley, Duke, Washington, UCLA (trying to keep this top heavy, since the consensus is that masters are easier to be admitted to) I have quite a bit of interest in machine learning, and would prefer going to a program that has some faculty doing research in this area, but I wouldn't say it is a deal breaker (i.e. if I was admitted to Chicago I'd go, regardless of the minimal research in ML). Some Questions: 1. I have four W's, three of which are in relevant mathematics classes (listed above). I was struggling financially at the time, father was laid off and not able to find steady work. During these periods, often of which were not given with much heads-up, I had to take on 40 - 60 hours of work and could just not keep pace will all of my courses. Figured it probably better to withdraw and retake, rather than take a C. How much weight will this have on my application? 2. Would it be more beneficial to complete a undergraduate thesis OR one year of statistics relevant research with a professor?
  3. Here are my stats: Undergrad Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder Major: Mathematics, Computer Science GPA: 3.81 Type of Student: White Male Upper Division Courses: Math: Calc III (A-), Analysis I (A), Analysis II (A), Intro Linear Algebra (A), ODE (A), PDE (A), Operations Research (A), Numerical Analysis I (A), Probability Theory (A), Statistical Theory (A), Markov, Queues, Monte Carlo Simulation (A) Next Semester: Stochastic Processes (Grad Level) CS: Algorithms (A-), Artificial Intelligence (A), Machine Learning (A) Others: Generally A- and As in the basic maths and computer science courses. Two Bs (one in Calc II), several B+ (all non-related classes), a B- in a history class. GRE: 168Q, 165V, 4 Research Experience: year long research project with two professors in math department, undergraduate thesis in machine learning area Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, several (recent) scholarships Pertinent Activities or Jobs: BB bank quant summer analyst, Data Science team, active with elementary/middle school volunteer programs Letters of Recommendation: -Two mathematics professors (research with both) -Computer science professors (thesis advisor) Plan to apply to (mix of MS/Phd Programs): Chicago, Berkeley, Harvard, MIT (CS only), Penn, Yale, CMU, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Toronto, Cornell, Texas (CS only), UCLA, Virginia, and a few "safes"... Am I reaching too much for some of these schools? I would rather not settle since I have an offer from the same BB bank I interned at, but I'd also prefer to further my education. Would working a year or two help at all?
  4. Hi all, I'd like to know which German universities' mathematics or statistics departments have the strongest reputation in the area of probability theory and mathematical statistics. I'm currently applying to a variety of German master's programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics, but -- not having been immersed in research myself -- I don't know which of these has the best reputation (particularly internationally) for research in the areas that I'd like to pursue. If anyone out there has a bit of insight, I'd really appreciate your feedback.
  5. Hi folks, Is it true that ETS will include probability questions about, say, a deck of cards without telling us how many cards are there in a deck/suit and how many of each is hearts or spades, for example? Is this something they assume is common knowledge? I don't have the first clue about cards, so I'd totally bomb this. Thanks for any context.
  6. Hi, I thought I should contribute since I got immensely helped from this site for a long time. I should explain this. Firstly, I am an EE Major student planning to switch to CS specifically to Robotics! Undergrad Institution: Top Engineering School in Mumbai (India) Major(s): EE Minor(s): Robotics Overall GPA: 3.0 Type of Student: Indian Male GRE: Will be giving July 8th, 2016 (Expecting 330+) Applying for: Fall 2017 Research Experience: I have extensively worked with MIT Media lab, Harvard Medical School on research projects and grants with tenured faculty from Harvard that are extraordinary. I have 3 publications with Harvard faculty and MIT students, in addition to that, I have 3 publications pending to be accepted. I have presented one research paper in USA on wireless communication using game theory. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 1. Runner up for Augmented Books in AngelHack Hackathon at Bombay stock Exchange 2. 1st Prize in college technical fest for one of the projects 3. Outstanding student of the year award 2010 Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for experiment relevant to my research focus, TA for other non-related courses with Harvard Medical School itself Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: 1. I have given a talk in TEDx on one of my projects 2. I have 15+ Amazing projects 3. I have worked in 2 startups and eventually created a startup of my own on one of my projects 4. I have a widespread media coverage. 5. One of my project has been appreciated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: One recommendation letter from Harvard Medical School Tenured Faculty with uncountable papers and grants on him, another Letter of recommendation from a tenured faculty of University of new Hampshire from robotics department. Applying To where: It would be my dream come true if I get into CMU ECE (As it will be easier to get than CS because my majors are in CS and also CMU ECE and CS almost have same courses) I wanted my dear friends here to tell me what are my chances of getting into CMU Also what are my chances of getting into other universities with CS as my majors! I know its not right to count chicks before eggs hatched, as I mentioned I am preparing for GRE and not yet given, but still I want to know my chances, I think it wouldn't hurt to know chances of getting into my dream university!
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