March 27, 2018

Who needs Google Maps when you have KSU graduate statistics students?

Kennesaw State University (KSU) graduate statistics students helped connect the (map) dots so Bert & Kristin (from Q100's The Bert Show) can visit all 37 Jersey Mikes locations in one day.

Listen to the audio clip as Dr. Joe DeMaio (Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences) explains how him and his graduate statistics students helped create an algorithm that mapped out two different routes for visiting all 37 Jersey Mike restaurants around Atlanta.

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Photo of Dr. Joe DeMaio and team of statistics students

Statistics students connected the dots when The Bert Show’s hosts needed two routes mapped to visit more than three dozen metro area Jersey Mike’s locations in a single day for a fundraiser on March 28. With 13,763,753,091,226,345,046,315,979,581,580,902,400,000,000 different possible routes, we could not just brute-force check each one to see which was fastest,” said Joe DeMaio, professor of mathematics and data science. “Our first task was to determine a good split.”