The UCLA Department of Mathematics and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of
Engineering and Applied Science present "Betting on Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson:
Math, Computer Science and Poker," featuring internationally renowned poker
player and UCLA alumnus Chris Ferguson in conversation with a panel of key
players from his life, including his father, his graduate advisers, a poker
colleague and others.
Ferguson earned bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science (1986) and
a doctorate in computer science (1999) from UCLA. Since he began playing in the
World Series of Poker, he has won more bracelets, made more final tables and had
more money finishes than any other player. Ferguson's playing style is highly
mathematical — he uses a strong knowledge of game theory and develops computer
simulations to improve his understanding of the game.
6–8 p.m., Monday, May 24
The event will be streamed live at http://tinyurl.com/uclagametheory.
Questions and comments to panelists can be sent via Twitter (hashtag
Richard Korf (moderator)
A UCLA professor of computer science and author of "Learning to Solve Problems
by Searching for Macro-Operators," Korf specializes in the areas of
problem-solving, planning and heuristic search in artificial intelligence. He
was one of Ferguson's graduate advisers.
A UCLA professor emeritus of mathematics, Chris Ferguson's father taught game
theory, probability and statistics as a full-time professor. He is the author of
two books on statistical theory.
A UCLA distinguished professor of computer science often referred to as a
"father of the Internet," Kleinrock developed the mathematical theory of packet
switching, the technology underpinning the Internet. He was also one of
Ferguson's graduate advisers and a mentor.
A UCLA professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, Ylvisaker, a
mathematical statistician, specializes in design theory and applied statistics.
He has known Ferguson since childhood and was one of his first employers.
William (Bill) Chen
Chen, a professional poker player and friend of Ferguson, has been instrumental
in applying mathematical and game-theoretic techniques to poker. In 2006, he
co-authored "The Mathematics of Poker," which applied quantitative analysis and
game theory to poker. Later that same year, he won two World Series of Poker
events, underscoring the fact that theory has practical applications in real
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