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According to Admissions Counselor Katie A. Kelley, this year’s CPW saw another increase in the number of registered students. Approximately 1,600 students volunteered to host potential members of the Class of 2015. This year, an algorithm was developed by Course VI Professor David R. Karger and two UROP students to match prefrosh to their hosts. Kelley said this process saved the Office of Admissions “hundreds of person hours” compared to their previous method of having a large staff spend days making matches by hand.
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According to Admissions Counselor Katie A. Kelley, this year’s CPW saw another increase in the number of registered students. Approximately 1,600 students volunteered to host potential members of the Class of 2015. This year, an algorithm was developed by Course VI Professor David R. Karger and two UROP students to match prefrosh to their hosts. Kelley said this process saved the Office of Admissions “hundreds of person hours” compared to their previous method of having a large staff spend days making matches by hand.