I am a professor of Statistics at Universit Paris Dauphine, with two teenage kids who are taking a lot of my free time, a definitely unhealthy but so far not fatal) fascination for mountains and (easy) climbing, in particular for Scotland in Winter, an almost-daily run, and a reading list mainly centered at fantasy books? Hence the categories on this blog (or 'og, because 'log and b'og did not sound good). The Statistics posts will be mainly centered on computational and Bayesian topics, on papers or preprints I find of interest (or worth criticising), and on the occasional trip abroad to a research center or to a conference.
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[Here is a poem written by my friend Kerrie for the last ISBA cabaret in Cancun, to Susie who could not make it to a Valencia meeting for the first time... Along with a picture of Susie, Alicia and Jennifer taking part in another ISBA cabaret in Knossos, Crete, in 2000.] This is a parody […]
Filed under: Wines
I just heard that our dear, dear friend Susie Bayarri passed away early this morning, on August 19, in Valencià, Spain… I had known Susie for many, many years, our first meeting being in Purdue in 1987, and we shared many, many great times during simultaneous visits to Purdue University and Cornell University in the […]
Filed under: Kids, Mountains, pictures, Travel Tagged: lake, Maine, Porter, sunset, USA, White Mountains
In connection with Dawkins’ The God delusion, a poster at an exhibit on evolution in the Harvard Museum of Natural History, which illustrates Dawkins’ point on scientific agosticism. Or rather the agnosticism of (some) scientists who shy away from acknowledging their atheism.Filed under: Books, Kids, Travel Tagged: "intelligent" design, agnosticism, atheism, Cambridge, creationism, evolution, Harvard, […]
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