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Climate change and green taxes: the statistics of energy bills feature

  • Authors: Dr John Fry
  • Published Date: Jan 02, 2014

Climate change is an important issue affecting the future of all humanity. However, if you can’t afford enough to eat or to heat your home, and this is happening in the here and now, it would be...

Global Hunger: Three Christmas Ghost Stories feature

  • Authors: Chris Smaje
  • Published Date: Dec 13, 2013

Given that Yuletide is upon us this article is a ghost story in three parts, with all due apologies to Charles Dickens. It also contains facts about global hunger and poverty, always worth reflecting...

IYOS: A Retrospective feature

  • Authors: Ronald Wasserstein, Statistics2013 Steering Committee member and American Statistical Association executive director
  • Published Date: Dec 20, 2013

My how time flies when you’re having fun! It seems only like yesterday that the Statistics2013 Steering Committee and hundreds of participating organizations were gearing up for the yearlong...

“Statistics provides a challenge somewhat akin to Sherlock Holmes’ task: how to find hidden truth in any data, from small to big.” An interview with Samuel S. Wilks Award winner Kanti Mardia feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Feb 04, 2014

At last year’s Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal, Canada, Professor Kanti V. Mardia was awarded the Samuel S. Wilks Award for ‘extensive work covering a wide span of applied and theoretical...

Columbia Professor Uses Statistics and Data Science to Solve Global Water Resource Problems feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Published Date: Jan 21, 2014

Dr. Upmanu Lall, Director of Columbia Water Center, is using complex statistics and a solid understanding of climate, agriculture, commerce, engineering, technology, and politics to solve some of the...

Work on estimators for interval censoring and deconvolution has been the most important research for me: An interview with Piet Groeneboom feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jan 08, 2014

Professor Piet Groeneboom is Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the Faculty EWI (Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) of the University of Technology, Delft and also a Member of...

Computational Hurdles in “Big Data” Statistics for Health Care Policy feature

  • Authors: Dr Sherri Rose
  • Published Date: Feb 25, 2014

The influx of "big data" has been widely discussed in numerous areas of science. While health care policy may not be the first field mentioned in these conversations, many critical research...

NOAA Scientist Describes How to Use Computational Statistics to Fight Global Warming feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Published Date: Feb 19, 2014

We have come a long way from the days of Rachel Carson and The Silent Spring. Over the past 50 years, our understanding of the mechanisms involved in soil, water, and air pollution has proliferated....

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