Leigh L. Noble
This is the home for Leigh on the web: http://www.leighnoble.org updated July 02, 2013.
I am a mathematician and thinker traveling through life.
I finished the 3rd year of a National Research Council postdoc on July 1, 2008. The postdoc involved teaching undergraduate cadets at the United States Military Academy and doing research under the mentorship of Army Research Lab scientists.
Abstract: How does Google order the results of your search? Have you ever encountered a Google bomb? If you and your friend link to each other's site, will your position in a Google search improve? Importance scores are one factor used by Google to measure the popularity of web sites and order them in search results. This measurement is the heart of the algorithm that launched Google and improved the utility of the Internet for everyone in the world. We'll use matrices and eigenvectors from linear algebra to calculate importance scores for pages in an example mini-web.
For information about my research and teaching interests, see this archive of my USMA website. (Most internal links still refer back to usma.edu; I will try to correct that soon.)
Here is more info about me and parts of my personal life, last updated July 02, 2013.