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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and view my publications and research, my presentations, or my CV.
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I collect bits of wisdom and amusement:
The Microcosmographia Academica, FM Cornford’s cynical 1908 guide to the academic life, including detailed instructions on obstructing progress.
“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.”
Personal Observations on the Reliability of the Shuttle, Richard Feynman’s appendix to the Rogers Commission Report on the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”
Goodbye to Law Reviews, Fred Rodell’s blast against the empty pomposity of the legal profession.
“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.”