UM Math Graduate Student Seminar

Brittney Ellzey
University of Miami

will present

Walks on Edge-Weighted Graphs

Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:15pm
Ungar Building Room 402


The transfer-matrix method uses linear algebra to analyze walks in graphs with weighted edges.  The underlying theory is relatively simple, but the method has a wide range of applications.  In this talk, we will discuss the powerful theorems behind the transfer-matrix method and apply them to a few simple examples.  If time permits, I will also discuss how this method was used to prove a result in a paper of Richard Stanley on chromatic symmetric functions and how I was able to generalize his result to my own work on chromatic quasisymmetric functions of directed graphs.


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