Alex Reinhart

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.”) I now work on statistical models to understand and predict where crimes occur.

You should read my book Statistics Done Wrong, the woefully complete guide to the many ways that statistics is abused in science. Now available in print, published by No Starch Press!

You can contact me at, and view my publications and research, my presentations, or my CV.


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