Archive for October, 2006
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 Posted in Events, Profession | 1 Comment »
On Tuesday October 24, at the University of Melbourne, Rob Hyndman of Monash University gave a first-rate presentation on the importance of uncertainty in forecasting, for the 2006 Belz Lecture ... Read more..
Thursday, October 26th, 2006 Posted in Public Interest | 11 Comments »
I have been collecting some data from various sources that summarise the differences between countries and the relationships between various crude measures of performance, mostly for an introductory class on ... Read more..
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 Posted in Bayesian, Fun Stuff | 1 Comment »
Artists have been inspired over the centuries by the perfect form of their beloved as a reflection of the beauty of nature, by the loneliness of clouds, and by the ... Read more..
Monday, October 23rd, 2006 Posted in Events, Profession | No Comments »
Statistics for Health Research
Oxford University's Continuing Professional Development Centre
22 January 2007 (10 weeeks online)
This online statistics course is designed for busy health and social care professionals who need to understand ... Read more..
Friday, October 20th, 2006 Posted in Profession, Teaching | 9 Comments »
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I used to teach at the University of Idaho. I built a graduate program around forest biometrics, which is the art and ... Read more..
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 Posted in Fun Stuff | 2 Comments »
I guess most people know who the three giants of our profession featured on the blog title page are. You may have different ideas on which big three I should ... Read more..
Friday, October 13th, 2006 Posted in Public Interest | 18 Comments »
Following on from Andrew’s post about counting trees in forests, statisticians are historically very innovative in designing methods of counting things that are hard to count. An early success was ... Read more..
Thursday, October 12th, 2006 Posted in Fun Stuff, Teaching | 4 Comments »
I used to teach forest mensuration and biometrics at the University of Idaho. It was fun to identify quotes in books that were germane to the topic, to try to ... Read more..
Sunday, October 8th, 2006 Posted in Foundations, Teaching | 13 Comments »
I'm teaching statistical inference this semester. It's great fun to revisit those beautiful and useful tools, to build them from likelihood theory, and to show their connections and applications. I ... Read more..
Thursday, October 5th, 2006 Posted in Bayesian, Events, Foundations | 17 Comments »
I attended an interesting conference in July organised by Mark Burgman for the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis. Not all of the talks were statistical and the standard ... Read more..