I am a math professor at the University of Puget Sound, a liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington.

My plan is to use this blog to talk some about my own work, posts that I find interesting on Mathematics Stack Exchange (a math question-and-answer site I regularly hang out on), and whatever else I happen to be thinking about mathematically.  My background is in operations research, and my interests tend to lie at the intersection of combinatorics, probability, and optimization, so I suspect most of my posts will involve one or more of these three topics.

— Mike Spivey


2 Responses to About

  1. Geoff says:

    Great stuff Mike! Have you ever weighed in on the Monty Hall problem?

    • mzspivey says:


      On the Monty Hall problem – no, I haven’t written on it. I feel like lots of other people have already done it well. I’ll keep it in mind for a future post anyway, though!

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