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I Participate, We Decide: Decision Analysis enters Italian high school and students win feature

  • Authors: Anna Ippolito and Fabrizio Ruggeri, Liceo Giulio Casiraghi, Cinisello Balsamo, and IMATI CNR, Milano, Italy
  • Published Date: Oct 24, 2017

Since 2015 high school students in Italy have to take part in activities known under the name of Alternanza Scuola/Lavoro (School/Work Alternation) so that they will spend 200 hours, over their final...

Text Mining in Practice with R: An interview with author Ted Kwartler feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Oct 13, 2017

This summer, Wiley was proud to publish Text Mining in Practice with R, a  reliable, cost-effective approach to extracting priceless business information from all sources of text. Excavating...

IntegratedJM - an R package to Jointly Model Gene-Expression and Bioassay Data, Taking Care of the Fingerprint Feature Effect feature

  • Authors: Rudradev Sengupta
  • Published Date: Oct 03, 2017

Modern drug discovery processes involve multiple sources of high-dimensional data. This imposes the challenge of data integration. For example, in order to check for safety issues prior to advance and...

A home in the stars: the enduring search for exoplanets feature

  • Authors: Dr Leila Battison
  • Published Date: Sep 26, 2017

Since the earliest humans walked the Earth, we’ve turned our eyes skyward. The night’s sky has held mystery and wonder in equal measure for millennia and it’s our sheer curiosity as human beings that...

How statistics saved over $5 million worth of parking tickets feature

  • Authors: Carlos Grajales
  • Published Date: Sep 15, 2017

I rent an apartment in the west of Mexico City and I’ve been having some problems with it lately. Rain has been unusually intense in the city the past couple of weeks and some leaks are starting to...

High Frequency Trading and Flash Crashes: How can mankind respond to the rise of the machines? feature

  • Authors: Dr John Fry
  • Published Date: Sep 04, 2017

High Frequency Trading (HFT) incorporates a range of high speed trading strategies termed “Flash Trading” in recognition of the sheer speeds involved. At times these can be orders of magnitude faster...

Can we quantify the level of over-confidence in opinion polls? feature

  • Authors: Dr John Fry
  • Published Date: Aug 08, 2017

The story of scientific opinion polling is a litany of failed forecasts. From a United Kingdom perspective, recent episodes includes the recent 2017 general election and, perhaps most significantly,...

Uncertainty, Statistical Science, and Black Swans feature

  • Authors: Noel Cressie
  • Published Date: Jul 05, 2017

A US Secretary of Defense in 2002 talked famously about “knowns” and “unknowns.” He used the words as both a noun and an adjective. In Science, we talk about uncertainty (a noun) that spans the whole...

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