Peter Hovey, Ph.D.
The University of Dayton is composed of five colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Health Sciences, and School of Engineering. The University of Dayton is composed of about 11,000 students on campus who all have distinct class schedules and paths they take between their classes. In this study, I wanted to know the probability of meeting my friends with a different class schedule as I walk between classes. The data consisted of one to two students from each college, except for the School of Law, who documented their paths on a modified campus map for a week. Using R, the simulation randomly selects two paths from the data, generates a random time between each node, and compares the time of the identical nodes to see if the students were to have met.
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Pacifico, Allyson, "Probabilistic Modeling of Student Interactions during a Passing Period at the University of Dayton" (2018). Honors Theses. 178.