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February 02, 2015

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4:30 PM | Deciding the ultimate seminar speaker: The rules
Here’s the bracket: Here’s how I set things up last month: Who would be the ultimate seminar speaker? I’m not asking for the most popular speaker, or the most relevant, or the best speaker, or the deepest, or even the coolest, but rather some combination of the above. My list includes eight current or historical […] The post Deciding the ultimate seminar speaker: The rules appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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3:00 PM | On deck this week
As discussed last month, for the next two months we’ll be interspersing regular blog posts with seminar-speaker-bracket showdowns. Mon: Deciding the ultimate seminar speaker: The rules Tues: Plato (1) vs. Henny Youngman Wed: The plagiarist next door Mark Twain (4) vs. L. Ron Hubbard Thurs: Why I keep talking about “generalizing from sample to population” […] The post On deck this week appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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2:00 PM | On deck this month
As discussed last month, for the next two months we’ll be interspersing regular blog posts with seminar-speaker-bracket showdowns. So we’ll be having a double dose of posts. Don’t forget to comment on the seminar showdowns! And here goes: Deciding the ultimate seminar speaker: The rules Plato (1) vs. Henny Youngman The plagiarist next door Mark […] The post On deck this month appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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3:43 AM | This has nothing to do with the Super Bowl
Joshua Vogelstein writes: The Open Connectome Project at Johns Hopkins University invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral or assistant research scientist position in the area of statistical machine learning for big brain imaging data. Our workflow is tightly vertically integrated, ranging from raw data to theory to answering neuroscience questions and back again. […] The post This has nothing to do with the Super Bowl appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal […]

February 01, 2015

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2:37 PM | Oh, it’s so frustrating when you’re trying to help someone out, and then you realize you’re dealing with a snake.
This happens sometimes. Someone comes to you with a request, maybe it’s a student or a potential student or just someone who has a question relating to your field of expertise. You’re in a good mood so you decide to help out, or maybe you feel it’s your duty to be helpful, or, who knows, […] The post Oh, it’s so frustrating when you’re trying to help someone out, and then you realize you’re dealing with a snake. appeared first on Statistical Modeling, […]
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