Monthly Archives: July 2012

NYC and Columbia to Create Institute for Data Sciences & Engineering

NYC and Columbia to Create Institute for Data Sciences & Engineering

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If I were at #JSM2012 today, here's where I'd go.

Obviously, there are tons of sessions everyday at JSM this week and it’s physically impossible to go to everything that looks interesting. Alas, I am but one man, so choices had to be made. Here’s what looks good to me … Continue reading

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Why I'm Staying in Academia

Recently, I’ve seen a few blog posts/articles about professors leaving academia for industry or some other non-academic position. By my last count I think I’ve seen three from computer science professors leaving academia for Google. The most recent one being … Continue reading

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Statistician (@cocteau) to show journalists how it's done

Mark Hansen, a Professor at UCLA’s Departments of Statistics and Media Arts, has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation. The Institute is a joint venture between Columbia University’s Graduate … Continue reading

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In Sliding Internet Stocks, Some Hear Echo of 2000

In Sliding Internet Stocks, Some Hear Echo of 2000

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Tweet up #JSM2012

If only because I won’t be there this year and I need to know what’s going on! Where’s the action?

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Predictive analytics might not have predicted the Aurora shooter

Predictive analytics might not have predicted the Aurora shooter

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When Picking a C.E.O. Is More Random Than Wise

When Picking a C.E.O. Is More Random Than Wise

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Congress to Examine Data Sellers

Congress to Examine Data Sellers

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How important is abstract thinking for graduate students in statistics?

A recent lunchtime discussion here at Hopkins brought up the somewhat-controversial topic of abstract thinking in our graduate program. We, like a lot of other biostatistics/statistics programs, require our students to take measure theoretic probability as part of the curriculum. … Continue reading

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