Alex Reinhart

About me

I’m a PhD student in statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, after previously earning my BSc in physics at the University of Texas at Austin while doing research on statistical methods to detect unexpected radioactive sources using mobile detectors. (I preferred to call it “finding radioactive people at football games.”)

You can contact me at , and find my publications on ORCID. My CV is here.




I collect bits of wisdom and amusement:

“The Principle of Sound Learning is that the noise of vulgar fame should never trouble the cloistered calm of academic existence. Hence, learning is called sound when no one has ever heard of it… If you should write a book (you had better not), be sure that it is unreadable; otherwise you will be called ‘brilliant’ and forfeit all respect.”

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”

“There are two things wrong with almost all legal writing. One is its style. The other is its content. That, I think, about covers the ground.”