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"Optimal Large-Scale Internet Media Selection" (Also Next Week at the Statistics Seminar)

February 12, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Only of interest if you (1) wish you could use the power of modern optimization to allocate an online advertising budget, and (2) will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. I can think of at least two ways an Internet Thought L...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2016

February 10, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Mark Thompson, The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915--1919 A well-told narrative history of the war, mostly from the Italian side. He covers all aspects, from the back-and-forth of ...

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"Robust Bayesian inference via coarsening" (Next Week at the Statistics Seminar)

February 10, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Only of interest if you (1) care allocating precise fractions of a whole belief over a set of mathematical models when you know none of them is actually believable, and (2) will be in Pittsburgh on Monday. As someone wh...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2015

February 4, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. John Scalzi, The End of All Things Mind candy science fiction, latest in the series begun with Old Man's War. At the surface level, it's a fun series of skiffy adventures, in which there are schemes, ...

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"Fast Bayesian Factor Analysis via Automatic Rotations to Sparsity" (Next Week at the Statistics Seminar)

February 4, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Only of interest if (1) you care about factor analysis and Bayesian nonparametrics, and (2) will be in Pittsburgh on Monday. Constant readers, knowing of my love-hate relationship with both factor analysis and with Baye...

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"Application of High-dimensional Linear Regression with Gaussian Design to Communication" (Next Week at the Statistics Seminar)

January 28, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Only of interest if (1) you care about the intersection of high-dimensional statistics with information theory, and (2) will be in Pittsburgh next Wednesday. It is, perhaps, only appropriate that the first statistics se...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2015

January 10, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Also, this month when I wasn't reading textbooks on regression, I was doped to the gills on a mixture of binged TV shows, serial audio fiction and flu medicine. Michael H. Kutner, Chris J. Nachtsheim ...

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36-401, Modern Regression, Fall 2015: Reflections and Lessons Learned

January 10, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Navel-gazing by an academic. This was my first time teaching our undergraduate course on linear models ("401"). I've taught the course which follows it (402) four times, and re-designed it once, but I've never had to a...

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Course Announcement: 36-402, Advanced Data Analysis, Spring 2016

January 10, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Only relevant if you are a student at Carnegie Mellon University, or have a pathological fondness for reading lecture notes on statistics. In the so-called spring, I will again be teaching 36-402 / 36-608, undergraduate...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grows in Your Fur, October 2015

November 11, 2015
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Anne M. Pillsworth, Fathomless Mind candy, sequel to Summoned (which I seem not to have blogged about), being the further education of a Lovecraftian sorcerer. Pillsworth tries very hard to maintain ...

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