“Engineers are basically problem-solvers and almost every problem that you run into has to deal with data.” An interview with Douglas C. Montgomery
13th June 2014
Professor Douglas Montgomery is a Regents’ Professor of Engineering at Arizona State University, who is known for his research on Engineering statistics, including design and analysis of...
Small Island Statistics in a World of Big Data
9th June 2014
Author: Paula McLeod St Helena is a small island heading for big change. One of the most isolated islands in the world, St Helena has been used as a stopover for passing ships on the pre-Suez canal...
The Life of a Bayesian Boy: An interview with Thomas Hoskyns Leonard
16th May 2014
Thomas Hoskyns Leonard is a Retired Professor of Statistics, formerly of the Universities of Wisconsin and Edinburgh. He studied at Imperial College and University College London from 1966-72, and...
Swallowing the Bitter Pill: England, the Premier League and the World Cup
14th May 2014
Author and artwork: Patrick Rhodes Discussions abound about England’s chances at the 2014 edition of the World Cup. For a country which has produced elite football players such as Gary Neville,...
Online Panel Research: A Data Quality Perspective with author Mario Callegaro
8th May 2014
This month, Wiley is proud to publish Online Panel Research: A Data Quality Perspective by Mario Callegaro, a survey research scientist based at Google. This book provides new insights into the...
“Our job is to provide tools and the mapping that can bring statistics to life”: An interview with former OS Director Vanessa Lawrence
6th May 2014
Last month Dr Vanessa Lawrence stepped down as the Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s national mapping authority. She has served the organisation for 14...
“My English teacher thought he could get me into RADA but it worked out that I became a statistician”: An interview with Sir Adrian Smith
16th April 2014
Sir Adrian Smith is a world-renowned British statistician. He studied mathematics at Selwyn College, Cambridge and statistics at University College London. He is the former Head of the Department...
Launch of FiveThirtyEight: An interview with Lead Writer Carl Bialik
17th March 2014
FiveThirtyEight is due to launch today, the website and brainchild of Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief of its blog formerly at The New York Times who correctly predicted 49 out of 50 states in the...
“The world of statistics has offered me a wonderful career.” Robert Groves looks back on heading the US Census Bureau
10th March 2014
Robert Groves is currently the Provost of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as well as Gerard Campbell Professor in the University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He is...
Uncertainty in Risk Assessment: An interview with co-author Enrico Zio
14th February 2014
Last month, Wiley was proud to publish Uncertainty in Risk Assessment: The Representation and Treatment of Uncertainties by Probabilistic and Non-Probabilistic Methods by authors Terje Aven, Enrico...