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Secretary

November 18, 2014
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Secretary

Second time lucky, I've just been elected Secretary of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Section on Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Statistics. The aim of this specialised section of ISBA is to help network and federate under...

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Another job

November 18, 2014
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Another job

We have another job available in the Department of Statistical Science at UCL. This will be a joint post between the department and University College Hospital (we have strong links with the Joint Research Office and do collaborate with many clini...

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Best job ever

November 14, 2014
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Best job ever

The job advert for the postdoc position in our MRC-funded project on the Regression Discontinuity Design is finally out.Aidan has done a fantastic job in his little over a year in the position, but he's now moved to a lectureship in our department...

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How do you spell your name?

November 12, 2014
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How do you spell your name?

I've just got back from ISPOR, at which I managed to chat with several people $-$ I guess that's one of those conferences where the amount of people in the sessions is basically the same as those outside, talking (more or less quietly). In fact, w...

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"Football"… I mean "soccer"… I mean "football"…

October 29, 2014
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A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Daniel Weitzenfeld $-$ a Chicago freelance data scientist (his own definition). Daniel got interested in modelling sports results and googled our football paper $-$ in his post here, he jokes that, be...

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ISPOR posters

October 27, 2014
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ISPOR posters

As the short course is fast approaching and I'm fighting with the last organisational details, I spent most of today preparing the two posters for the ISPOR congress, which I'm attending the week after next.At first, I was a bit disappointed that none ...

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1 in 5 million

October 14, 2014
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1 in 5 million

Earlier today, I've got an email from UCL Library Services, telling me that our research publications repository (UCL Discovery) has "recently passed the exciting milestone of 5 million downloads".As it happens, the 5 million-th download was our paper ...

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Evil companies, stereotypes and coffee

October 5, 2014
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A couple of weeks ago, our favourite coffee place in Walton (where we live) just closed out of the blue. We were really surprised as we thought they were doing really well, as the shop was almost always buzzing with people. So we did a bit of inve...

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Bayes of thrones

October 5, 2014
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My friend and colleague Andreas sent me a link to a working paper published by a statistician at the University of Christchurch (New Zealand) and discussed here. The main idea of the paper was to use a Bayesian model to predict the number of futur...

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Book of the year

September 24, 2014
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Book of the year

The next issue of Significance (it will be a December double issue) will feature a festive version of the usual book review section. Readers and contributors can nominate their favourite statistics books of the year and alongside the nominati...

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