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

June 2, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Ruth Downie, Medicus; Terra Incognita; Persona Non Grata; Caveat Emptor; Semper Fidelis; Tabula Rasa Mind candy: historical mysteries set in early 2nd century Roman Britain (and southern Gaul), followi...

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

June 2, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire Collectively, "the Ibis trilogy", three historical novels centered around the First Opium War. They're beautifully written and the viewpo...

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"Nonparametric Estimation and Comparison for Networks" (Friday at U. Washington)

May 5, 2016
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Attention conservation notice:: An academic promoting his own talk. Even if you can get past that, only of interest if you (1) care about statistical methods for comparing network data sets, and (2) will be in Seattle on Friday. Since the coin came ...

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

May 4, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Guido W. Imbens and Donald B. Rubin, Causal Inference for Statistics, Social, and Biomedical Sciences: An Introduction While I found less to disagree with about the over-all approach than I anticipated...

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"Network Comparisons Using Sample Splitting"

May 4, 2016
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My fifth Ph.D. student is defending his thesis towards the end of the month: Lawrence Wang, Network Comparisons Using Sample Splitting Abstract: Many scientific questions about networks are actually network comparison problems: Could two networks ha...

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"Partitioning a Large Simulation as It Runs" (Next Week at the Statistics Seminar)

May 4, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Only of interest if you (1) care about running large simulations which are actually good for something, and (2) will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Kary Myers, "Partitioning a Large Simulation as It Runs" (Technometrics ...

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Course Announcements: Statistical Network Models, Fall 2016

April 20, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Self-promotion, and irrelevant unless you (1) will be a student at Carnegie Mellon in the fall, or (2) have a morbid curiosity about a field in which the realities of social life are first caricatured into an impoverishe...

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In memoriam Prita Shireen Kumarappa Shalizi

April 20, 2016
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4 September 1918 -- 4 April 2016

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

April 12, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II The story told here is just as appalling as the sub-title promises. Blackmon focus...

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"Reassembling the History of the Novel"

April 1, 2016
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Attention conservation notice: Only of interest if you (1) care about the quantitative history of English novels, and (2) will be in Pittsburgh at the end of the month. I had nothing to do with making this happen — Scott Weingart did — bu...

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