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Logging with Markov chains

Dora Bixby*, Southern Oregon University
Talk Abstract: 
Oregon is the U.S.'s top lumber producer and the industry makes up a large portion of the jobs in the Oregon workforce. I will be discussing the use of absorbing Markov chains to model the growth of trees in a stand, then analyzing the model to develop a reliable and steady harvesting schedule.
Talk Subject: 
Probability and Statistics
Talk Type: 
Oral Presentation
Time Slot: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 11:55
Room Number: 
STAG 263