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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (11/4/12)

Brian Caffo headlines the WaPo article about massive online open courses. He is the driving force behind our department’s involvement in offering these massive courses. I think this sums it up: `“I can’t use another word than unbelievable,” Caffo said. … 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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On the relative importance of mathematical abstraction in graduate statistical education

Editor’s Note: This is the counterpoint in our series of posts on the value of abstraction in graduate education. See Brian’s defense of abstraction on Monday and the comments on his post, as well as the comments on our original … Continue reading

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In which Brian debates abstraction with T-Bone

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a set of point-counterpoint posts related to the value of abstract thinking in graduate education that we teased a few days ago. Brian Caffo, recently installed Graduate Program Director at the best Biostat department … Continue reading

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Guest Post: SMART thoughts on the ADHD 200 Data Analysis Competition

Note: This is a guest post by our colleagues Brian Caffo, Ani Eloyan, Fang Han, Han Liu,John Muschelli, Mary Beth Nebel, Tuo Zhao and Ciprian Crainiceanu. They won the ADHD 200 imaging data analysis competition. There has been some controversy around the … Continue reading

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Caffo's Theorem

Brian Caffo from the comments: Personal theorem: the application of statistics in any new field will be labeled “Technical sounding word” + ics. Examples: Sabermetrics, analytics, econometrics, neuroinformatics, bioinformatics, informatics, chemeometrics.  It’s like how adding mayonnaise to anything turns it … Continue reading

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