Archive for May, 2007
Thursday, May 31st, 2007 Posted in Profession | 8 Comments »
There are only two aspects of an academic job that I hate, which makes me pretty lucky I guess. They are (a) marking exams and (b) receiving superficial reports from ... Read more..
Friday, May 25th, 2007 Posted in Fun Stuff | 1 Comment »
Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 Posted in Profession | 4 Comments »
Does this budget "bring home the bacon"?...Well, unless I am reading it wrongly it delivers a complete porcine carcass to academics in the mathematics and statistics area. There is ... Read more..
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 Posted in Fun Stuff, Public Interest, Surveys and Sampling | 4 Comments »
From today's Age: It's official: women are better drivers than blokes, at least according to one survey.Research by insurer AAMI, released today, shows men are more likely to ... Read more..
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 Posted in Foundations, Public Interest | 3 Comments »
Suppose you are testing for a disease. The hypothesis testing framework seems natural for this problem. Maximise the probability of diagnosing the disease, subject to a limit on the false ... Read more..