Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards

Mr. Abhik Ghosh from India has been declared the winner of Jan Tinbergen Award. For a complete list of winners, have a look at:

The Awards will be presented to the winners at the ISI/Associations’ Awards Ceremony on 29th August, in Hong Kong.

In Praise of Simplicity not Mathematistry

"In Praise of Simplicity not Mathematistry! Ten Simple Powerful Ideas for the Statistical Scientist"
Access this featured article from Journal of the American Statistical Association

Friday, July 26, 2013

What is R?

Very cool and interesting, 90-second video, all about the history, community and applications of R !!!
A must watch for all R-users.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The truth of infinite series

"If you disregard the very simplest cases, there is in all of mathematics not a single infinite series whose sum has been rigorously determined. In other words, the most important parts of mathematics stand without a foundation"
- Niels H. Abel (1802 - 1829)

Mathematica Walks on IMDb’s Top Films

If you wanted to see the top 250 movies of all time, what order should you watch them in? Based on what you just saw, how can I suggest a few relevant movies? Here is Mathematica helping out the movie buffs.. using Graph theory and Markov Processes!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A computational knowledge engine

Wlfram|Alpha- not a search engine, not an encyclopedia, not a calculator, but it's a little bit of all of that .. a computational knowledge engine.


Friday, July 12, 2013

The Mathematics of Queues

Queues play an important role in our lives, and it seems worthwhile to spend some time understanding their dynamics, with a view to answering questions such as, “How many tellers does your bank need to provide good customer service?” or “How can you speed up the security check?” or “On average, how long will you have to wait for technical support?” Here is a gentle introduction to Queueing theory

Thursday, July 11, 2013

World Population Day

In recognition of World Population Day 2013, Wiley and the nearly 2,100 other organizations in 124 countries participating in the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) are spotlighting the contributions of statisticians to quantify the world’s constantly growing population.


Friday, July 5, 2013

ISI 2013 Karl Pearson Prize

The inaugural Karl Pearson Prize has been awarded to Peter McCullagh & John Nelder for their monograph Generalized Linear Models