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MA880A: Graduate Seminar in Mathematical and Statistical Modelling (Fall 2018)

Calendar Description

This course is designed to develop the capacity to abstract salient features of problems in all three identified application domains of mathematical and statistical modelling, and to develop, analyse, and interpret models. This course sets the tone by introducing the students to all aspects of modelling, including formulating a mathematical representation of the real-world problem of interest, solving that problem, and interpreting the results in the context of the application domain. Commonality of mathematical and statistical methods and structures across disciplines is emphasized. Students work individually and in groups, and produce both written and oral reports on their projects.


Professor Connell McCluskey (PhD)
Office location: LH3035 (Lazaridis Hall)
Telephone: x2847
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 11 a.m. - noon, or by appointment.
E: cmccluskey@wlu.ca


Monday and Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in LH3058 (Lazaridis Hall)


There is no textbook required for this course.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA880 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignments: 40%
  • Project: 60%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA880 and is provided for the convenience of students.