I would like to examine the formulations used to solve sequential selection problems, for instance the theory of stopping times and dynamic programming. Furthermore I will look at what you can do when the problems are not exactly solvable, using techniques like finding approximate solutions, computer simulations, and asymptotic analysis. This will allow me to find connections between the problems and add my own insights.
Ben Martin is second-year undergraduate student at Macquarie University studying a Bachelor of Mathematical Science and majoring in applied mathematics. He has a particular interest in probability theory.