Generalizations of the Birthday Problem

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 15:20 to 15:50
703 Thackeray Hall
Speaker Information
University of Pittsburgh

Abstract or Additional Information

One of the most famous problems in statistics is revisited: how many people need to be in a room for there to be a 50% chance that two share a birthday? This is a well-known problem with a well-known answer. But how many people should there be for 3 to share a birthday? What about 4? I will explore these extensions along with many other variations of the so-called 'Birthday Problem', including the "My Birthday Problem" and the "Almost Birthday Problem".