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When the Asian “Airpocalypse” Hits: How Biostatistics and Spatio-Temporal Modeling can be used to protect human health in Taipei feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Published Date: Jun 17, 2014

Smog, smoke, and dust are the natural by-products of industrialization. When visiting cities that have high levels of smoke and dust in the air, it’s likely that you’ve also experienced a tickle in...

Applied Statistics Fuel the Energy Optimization Revolution feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson
  • Published Date: Aug 05, 2013

In more recent years, Department of Defense (DoD) programs, like the U.S. Navy’s Incentivized Shipboard Energy Conservation (I-ENCON) program, have been making groundbreaking progress towards...

The statistics of drug legalization feature

  • Authors: Carlos Alberto Gómez Grajales
  • Published Date: Mar 04, 2014

A young man stops his car just in front of the new store in the block, that new cool shop everyone's talking about. “It must be great”, he thinks. “Otherwise it wouldn't be on the news”. So he decides...

Protean Supply Chains: An interview with author James Cooke feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jul 02, 2014

This month Wiley is proud to publish Protean Supply Chains: Ten Dynamics  of Supply and Demand Alignment, by James Cooke, Editor of Supply Chain Quarterly who has more than thirty years of...

Zero-Eighteen-Zero: the story of "ethnic groups" feature

  • Authors: Chris Smaje
  • Published Date: Feb 28, 2013

Here’s a trivia question for social statisticians: what were there none of in 1981, nine of in 1991, sixteen of in 2001, and eighteen of in 2011? The answer is official ethnic groups in the UK, as...

Paving a Path to More Ethical Uranium Mining with Environmental Statistics feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

When one thinks of the mining industry, environmental good stewardship and the concept of “ethical mining” don’t generally come to mind. In other words, the concept of “ethical mining” doesn’t exist…...

Vizzuality and Geostatistical Methods that Combat Deforestation and Species Extinction feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson
  • Published Date: May 31, 2013

The geographic information systems (GIS) industry has been largely dominated by ESRI proprietary software. Before the development of sophisticated open-source GIS tools, if you wanted to make a...

The statistics of national minimum wage legislation feature

  • Authors: John Fry
  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2014

A national minimum wage was one of the flagship policies of Tony Blair’s Labour Party that swept to power in 1997 in a landslide general election victory. The National Minimum Wage Act finally came in...

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