ANNOUNCEMENTS
 [July 5] You should start thinking about a final project topic asap.
 You may need to choose your own topic, but it needs to be approved by the instructor. The topic should be mainly probability (and not statistics!). There should be some substantial mathematical content, which at least is new to you. The mathematical content could be proofs, summary of research, concepts... You could either go with advanced topics in probability theory, applications of probability (modeling and simulation), or other ideas. I would like to avoid duplication of topics as much as possible!
 Some topic suggestions include: random walks, percolation theory,
Brownian motion, entropy, random fractals, the Cantor function and other
distributions with no density, probability in genetics/math finance,
MCMC, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, random sets...
 probability web
 wikipedia's list (scroll down  the first batch are too basic  but the overall list gives a decent list of potential topics)

 Insiyah: random walks
 Engy: probability in genetics
 Canova: Cantor distribution
 Ghulam: large deviations
 Chris: MCMC
 Carly: Ising model
 Xiubai: Gaussian copulas
 Here are some R resources. I will continue to add if I run into anything
good. Some students always prefer R Studio. You are welcome to try it, but please
note that I do not know R Studio, so cannot help you with it if you run into
trouble.
 [CRAN]
 [R Reference Card]
 [R Resources]
 [July 14] Solutions to first assignment: [PDF]
 [July 20] A couple of things:
 Canova, Engy, Chris, and Carly owe mini presentations next week. Please sign up asap. Two per day would be best.
 The third mini presentation will be done on August 2nd: each one of you will prepare a short discussion on an approach/activity/lesson plan on how to teach the concept of a random variable. This will be followed by a group discussion. Here is something to get you started. You should all know who Terry Tao is.
 Please let me know by this Friday on which of August 2nd or 4th you would prefer to do your final project presentation. If I don't hear from you by then I will simply assign these.
 [July 21] Solutions to second assignment: [PDF]
 [July 28] Solutions to third assignment:
 [July 29] I have posted an updated version of Poisson process code  with typo corrected  under coverage for July 28th.
 [July 31] It seems that I am doomed to keep on messing this up: my intention was always to make the assignments+report due on the last Tuesday of classes. This is Tuesday, August 9th  except for some reason I keep on messing up between the 8th and the 9th. Check your calendars  it's the second Tuesday in August... I've corrected it to the 9th now, hopefully getting it right this time.
 [Aug 11] Over the next few days (please be patient) I will be posting solutions to A4 and A5 here:
 [Aug 11] Here is the link to the teaching article I mentioned. You can access the article through York's library system!