Dr. Hope McIlwain
Professor of Mathematics
Co-Chair of Mathematics Department
- Ph.D., Mathematics, Rice University
- B.S., Mathematics, Furman University
Graph theory and combinatorics
Dr. Hope McIlwain’s work focuses on studying analytics and ranking methods for a wide-range of sports. She has supervised the following student projects:
- Elijah Evers, USAFA, 2019-20, Using offensive and defensive statistics to predict wins and losses for NHL games
- Jonathan Beall, 2015-16, Modeling the game Humans vs. Zombies using the SIR infection model
- Elizabeth Knapper, 2014-15, Predicting Wins and Losses: A Volleyball Case Study
- Tyler Allee, Jonathan Beall, and Alex White, 2013-14, Modeling population data from three Georgia counties
- Sophia Rivera, 2013-14, Understanding Intra-continental Trade through Ranking Methods
- Hope McIlwain (2018), ”6-011-T-HumansVsZombies,” https://www.simiode.org/resources/5520.
- Tyler Allee and Hope McIlwain,“A Modified Massey Method Approach to Ranking Players on the PGA Tour,” The UMAP Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications, April 2017.
- Hope McIlwain (2016),“1-95-S-RatingChessPlayers,” https://www.simiode.org/resources/2688.
- Elizabeth Knapper and Hope McIlwain, “Predicting Wins and Losses: A Volleyball Case Study,” College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 46, No. 5 (November 2015), pp. 352-358.