Monthly Archives: September 2012

John McGready interviews Jeff Leek

John McGready interviews the esteemed Jeff Leek. This is bearded Jeff, in case you were wondering. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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John McGready interviews Roger Peng

John McGready, a fellow faculty member in the Department of Biostatistics, interviewed me for his Statistical Reasoning class. In the interview we talk about some statistical contributions to air pollution epidemiology. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Pro-tips for graduate students (Part 3)

This is part of the ongoing series of pro tips for graduate students, check out parts one and two for the original installments.¬† Learn how to write papers in a very clear and simple style. Whenever you can write in … Continue reading

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NBC Unpacks Trove of Data From Olympics

NBC Unpacks Trove of Data From Olympics

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Computing for Data Analysis starts today!

Today marks the first Simply Statistics course offering happening over at Coursera. I’ll be teaching Computing for Data Analysis over the next four weeks. There’s still plenty of time to register if you are interested in learning about R and … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (9/23/12)

Harvard Business school is getting in on the fun, calling the data scientist the sexy profession for the 21st century. Although I am a little worried that by the time it gets into a Harvard Business document, the hype may … Continue reading

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Prediction contest

I have been seeing this paper all over Twitter/the blogosphere. It’s a sexy idea: can you predict how “high-impact” a scientist will be in the future. It is also a pretty flawed data analysis…so this weeks prediction contest is to … Continue reading

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In data science - it's the problem, stupid!

I just saw this article talking about how in the biotech world, you can’t get caught chasing the latest technology. You have to start with a problem you are solving for people and then work your way back. This reminds … Continue reading

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Every professor is a startup

There has been a lot of discussion lately about whether to be in academia or industry.¬†Some of it I think is a bit unfair to academia. Then I saw this post on Quora asking what Hilary Mason’s contributions were to … Continue reading

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