### On the interchange process on weighted graphs and other card shuffling models

- Series
- ACO Student Seminar
- Time
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- SyE Executive Classroom
- Speaker
- Ton Dieker – School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech

A central question in the theory of card shuffling is how quickly a deck of
cards becomes 'well-shuffled' given a shuffling rule. In this talk, I will
discuss a probabilistic card shuffling model known as the 'interchange
process'. A
conjecture from 1992 about this model has recently been resolved
and I will address how my work has been involved with this conjecture. I
will also discuss other card shuffling models.