Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics
Conversation Series


"The Mathematics of Google's PageRank"


Rebecca Wills
Mathematics Department
North Carolina State University




Google's reputation for superb search engine results is well-known. A major component of Google's overall ranking of query results is PageRank, a probability score computed for each of more than 25 billion Web pages. The algorithm developed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to determine PageRank scores makes use of the link structure of the Web. This talk focuses on the details of computing PageRank.


Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Trexler 372


Approved for CCLS Credit