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My Online Course Development Workflow

One of the nice things about developing 9 new courses for the JHU Data Science Specialization in a short period of time is that you get to learn all kinds of cool and interesting tools. One of the ways that we … Continue reading

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NIH is looking for an Associate Director for Data Science: Statisticians should consider applying

NIH understands the importance of data and several months ago they announced this new position. Here is an excerpt from the add: The ADDS will focus on the urgent need and increased opportunities for capitalizing on the expanding collections of … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (1/6/2013)

Not really statistics, but this is an interesting article about how rational optimization by individual actors does not always lead to an optimal solutiohn. Related, ere is the coolest street sign I think I've ever seen, with a heatmap of … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (11/25/2012)

My wife used to teach at Grinnell College, so we were psyched to see that a Grinnell player set the NCAA record for most points in a game. We used to go to the games, which were amazing to watch, … Continue reading

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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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A disappointing response from @NatureMagazine about folks with statistical skills

Last week I linked to an ad for a Data Editor position at Nature Magazine. I was super excited that Nature was recognizing data as an important growth area. But the ad doesn’t mention anything about statistical analysis skills; it focuses … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (4/29)

Nature genetics has an editorial on the Mayo and Myriad cases. I agree with this bit: “In our opinion, it is not new judgments or legislation that are needed but more innovation. In the era of whole-genome sequencing of highly … Continue reading

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Interview with Drew Conway - Author of "Machine Learning for Hackers"

Drew Conway Drew Conway is a Ph.D. student in Politics at New York University and the co-ordinator of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup. He is the creator of the famous (or infamous) data science Venn diagram, the basis … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/25)

The psychologist whose experiment didn’t replicate then went off on the scientists who did the replication experiment is at it again. I don’t see a clear argument about the facts of the matter in his post, just more name calling. … Continue reading

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Cleveland's (?) 2001 plan for redefining statistics as "data science"

This plan has been making the rounds on Twitter and is being attributed to William Cleveland in 2001 (thanks to Kasper for the link). I’m not sure of the provenance of the document but it has some really interesting ideas and … Continue reading

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