Mathematical genealogy

Having a PhD student is like having a child. I have had many such “children” graduate, and have another few “on the way”. (See here for my offspring.)
Going in the other direction, here is my family tree (or one branch of it), c…

Searching the research literature

Most students seem to go to Google first. This is not a good strategy. Google Scholar is much better as it filters out all the junk. Scopus is another engine that aims to do a similar thing. It is better organized but not so complete. ISI WOK is also n…

Clive Granger (1934-2009)

Sir Clive Granger has died at the age of 74. There are some nice obituaries in the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph. Also, his Wikipedia page has some good information. I met Clive on several occasions and he was “a scholar and a gentleman&…

Akram’s story

Muhammad Akram was my PhD student a few years ago, and has remained a good friend since he moved on. Here is an interview he recently gave about moving to Australia. Thanks, Akram, for the kind words about me!