What's New?(older news items here)
- Time for a career change!
I will be moving to the
Harvard Statistics Department
as a full-time
Senior Lecturer on Statistics
starting January, 2016.
played the dance party at the
Statistical Meetings in Seattle, WA.
Most of the performance was captured on
interview with the band members has been published in the
Have us play at your weddings and Bar Mitzvahs (and statistics conferences).
- Videos of my 2011 USCOTS talk on
incorporating magic tricks into statistics courses
is now posted online.
(you may be sent to a page where you need to agree to terms and conditions
of using the site, after which you can then select the "magic" tab)
- I will be presenting
"A stochastic rank ordered logit model for rating multi-competitor games and sports"
on November 2, 2015 at the
Yale University Statistics Department seminar series.
- The manuscript
"A stochastic rank ordered
logit model for rating multi-competitor games and sports" by
me and Jonathan Hennessy has been accepted for publication in the
Journal of Quantitative
Analysis in Sports.
- I presented the invited talk
"Going downhill fast: The development of a rating system for Alpine downhill
skiing and other multi-competitor sports" at the
60th World Statistics Congress - ISI2015
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 29, 2015.
- I presented
A comparison of probabilistic rating systems for women's beach
volleyball at the
Statistical Meetings in Seattle, WA, on August 9, 2015.
- I am co-organizer
(along with Harvard School of Public Health Senior Research Scientist
Scott Evans) of the
2015 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports,
which will be held at Harvard University on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
- I presented
"A Dynamic Model for Rating Multi-Competitor Games and Sports"
Second Annual Amherst College
Sports Analytics Forum on Sunday, March 29, 2015 (postponed from Feb 15).
- I have been awarded two grants; one from the
National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the
National Institutes of Health (NIH), and
one from the
Agency for Health Research and Quality
Both grants are funding studies on developing statistical models for
measuring the impact of anti-hypertensive medication adherence
on blood pressure levels.
The NHLBI grant is aimed more at population-based inferences,
whereas the AHRQ study is focused more on forecasting and the development
of a clinical decision tool.
- I was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the
Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports
for the 2015-2017 term.
The American Statistical Association
press release announcing the appointment.
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