Simply Statistics Future of Statistics Speakers - Two Truths, One Lie #futureofstats28 Oct 2013
Our online conference live-streamed on Youtube is going to happen on October 30th 12PM-1PM Baltimore (UTC-4:00) time. You can find more information here or sign up for email alerts here. I get bored with the usual speaker bios at conferences so I am turning our speaker bios into a game. Below you will find three bullet pointed items of interest about each of our speakers. Two of them are truths and one is a lie. See if you can spot the lies and sign up for the unconference!
- Created the ggplot2/devtools packages.
- Developed R’s first class system.
- Is chief scientist at RStudio.
- Developed the most popular method for inferring Facebook connections.
- Created the Spacejam algorithm for inferring networks.
- Made the Forbes 30 under 30 list twice as a rising scientific star.
- A Professor of the Practice of Statistics at Harvard University.
- Created the first statistical method for automatically teaching the t-test.
- His statistics 101 course is frequently in the top 10 courses on iTunes U.
- Developed the hmChIP database of over 2,000 ChIP-Seq and ChIP-Chip data samples.
- Coordinated the analysis of the orangutan genome project.
- Analyzed data to help us understand sonic-hedgehog mediated neural patterning.
- Coined the phrase “social networking potential”.
- Ran a large randomized study that determined the value of upvotes.
- Discovered that peer influence is dramatically overvalued in product adoption.
- Is a co-founder of DataGotham and HackNY
- Developed computational algorithms for identifying the optimal cheeseburger
- Founded the first company to create link sorting algorithms.