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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...

"Defining the role of statistics and placing it in the new areas is one important challenge": An interview with Professor Gerda Claeskens feature

  • Authors: Alison Oliver, Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jun 26, 2017

Gerda Claeskens is Professor of Statistics at KU Leuven where she has been teaching since 2004. She gained her M.S. in Biostatistics and PhD in Mathematics at Limburgs Universitair Centrum....

How to solve a problem like missing data feature

  • Authors: Alex Sutherland and Catherine Saunders
  • Published Date: Jun 16, 2017

Missing data is a challenge for statisticians, policymakers and analysts, particularly when a robust evidence base is needed. This is often caused by three key reasons – when data collection is done...

"We decided it was better to collaborate rather than to compete:" An interview with Dr Geert Molenberghs feature

  • Authors: Alison Oliver, Statistics Views
  • Published Date: May 30, 2017

Dr Geert Molenberghs is Professor of Biostatistics at Universiteit Hasselt and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He has co-authored many books, including Missing Data in Clinical Studies with...

People Analytics: How statistics is taking over HR departments across the world feature

  • Authors: Carlos Grajales
  • Published Date: May 24, 2017

More than half a dozen people, including statisticians, mathematicians and engineers are sitting together in a table, discussing strategies to tackle their new analytics challenge [1]. Like many data...

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