“The key is to teach people about uncertainty.” An interview with Dennis V. Lindley, one of the founding fathers of Bayesian statistics
29th July 2013
Tying in with our celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Bayes’ theory, StatisticsViews.com interviewed Dennis Lindley, a British statistician, renowned for being one of the founding fathers of...
David vs Goliath in Men’s Professional Tennis
24th June 2013
Author: Patrick Rhodes David dances lightly from side to side, his small feet stirring up wisps of dust from the clay surface. Twirling his racket in anticipation, he peers intently at his colossal...
“To some statisticians, a number is a number, but to me, a number is packed with history.” An interview with Professor Terry Speed
21st June 2013
Professor Terry Speed is a world-renowned statistician best known for his contributions to the applications of statistics to genetics and molecular biology, especially to the analysis of...
“Statisticians are the modern explorers.” An interview with Professor David J. Hand
7th June 2013
In the New Year’s Honours List for 2013, Professor David J. Hand was awarded an OBE for services to research and innovation. Earlier this year he was also appointed as a non-executive director of...
Problem Solving and Data Analysis Using Minitab: An interview with author Rehman M. Khan
29th May 2013
Last month, Wiley was proud to publish Problem Solving and Data Analysis Using Minitab: A Clear and Easy Guide to Six Sigma Methodology by new author Rehman M. Khan, a Process Engineer at British...
“For survival, statistics as a profession needs to provide added value to fellow scientists or customers in business and industry”: An interview with Professor Ron Kenett, Winner of 2013 Greenfield Industrial Medal
24th May 2013
This year the Royal Statistical Society has awarded the Greenfield Industrial Medal to Professor Ron Kenett. The award is named after Tony Greenfield and was founded in 1991. It 'is aimed at...
“Statistics plays a central role in how we deal with crises and political events: Nicholas P. Jewell on being a young statistician during the AIDS epidemic
17th May 2013
Nicholas P. Jewell is Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he received a first class Honours...
Hierarchical spatio-temporal models and survey research
8th May 2013
Authors: Christopher K. Wikle*, Scott H. Holan* and Noel Cressie*+ Spatio-temporal statistical modeling has seen tremendous growth as a subdiscipline in recent years. The associated methodological...
Obituary: George Box (1919-2013) “We remember not only his brilliance, but also his wit, skits, and storytelling”
23rd April 2013
George Edward Pelham (G.E.P.) Box, “George”, or “Pel” (for those very close to him), passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at home at the age of 93. He was one of the greatest statistical...
“Environmetrics is still in the formation stage”: An interview with Walter W. Piegorsch and Abdel El-Shaarawi
28th March 2013
The Encyclopaedia of Environmetrics is now available online in a new edition with brand new content included. StatisticsViews.com talks to Walter W. Piegorsch and Abdel El-Shaarawi about the...