Monthly Archives: May 2012

Computational biologist blogger saves computer science department

People who read the news should be aware by now that we are in the midst of a big data era. The New York Times, for example, has been writing about this frequently. One of their most recent articles describes … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (5/13)

Patenting statistical sampling? I’m pretty sure the Supreme Court who threw out the Mayo Patent wouldn’t have much trouble tossing this patent either. The properties of sampling are a “law of nature” right? via Leonid K. This video has me … Continue reading

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Interview with Hadley Wickham - Developer of ggplot2

Hadley Wickham Hadley Wickham is the┬áDobelman Family Junior Chair of Statistics at Rice University. Prior to moving to Rice, he completed his Ph.D. in Statistics from Iowa State University. He is the developer of the wildly popular ggplot2 software for … Continue reading

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What are the products of data analysis?

Thanks to everyone for the feedback on my post on knowing when someone is good at data analysis. A couple people suggested I take a look here for a few people who have proven they’re good at data analysis. I … Continue reading

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DealBook: Glaxo to Make Hostile Bid for Human Genome Sciences

DealBook: Glaxo to Make Hostile Bid for Human Genome Sciences Tweet Vote on HN

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Data analysis competition combines statistics with speed

Data analysis competition combines statistics with speed Tweet Vote on HN

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How do you know if someone is great at data analysis?

Consider this exercise. Come up with a list of the top 5 people that you think are really good at data analysis. There’s one catch: They have to be people that you’ve never met nor have had any sort of … Continue reading

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Illumina stays independent, for now

Illumina stays independent, for now Tweet Vote on HN

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UCLA Data Fest 2012

The very very cool UCLA Data Fest is going on as we speak. This is a statistical analysis marathon where teams of undergrads work through the night (and day) to address an important problem through data analysis. Last year they … Continue reading

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New National Academy of Sciences Members

The National Academy of Sciences elected new members a few days ago. Among them are statisticians Robert Tibshirani and sociologist Stephen Raudenbush. Obviously well-deserved! (Thanks to Karl Broman.) Tweet Vote on HN

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