Class of 2008
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mentor: Professor Nina Fefferman
Each individual in the population has a set of skills in which he or she has some measurable level of competency. The skill requirements for each team are designed around the team's predetermined mission. Each team is selected from the population to meet that team's competency requirements, while maintaining as small a size as possible and ensuring that the team will be resilient. To measure resiliency under the loss of one member, there is another set of competency requirements, which we refer to as the bare minimum requirements (of the same or lesser value than the previous requirements). Each team has a set of bare minimum requirements, which needs to be met by that team when evaluated without any one of its members.