- The paper "Sex differences in intellectual
performance: Analysis of a large cohort of competitive
chess players" (by Chabris CF and Glickman ME)
has been published in the December 2006 issue of
The publisher has sent out a
about the article.
The article has been cited in the
New York Post,
the June 2007 issue of the
and the chess column in the July 22, 2007, issue of the
- I presented one of the plenary talks at the
Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and
Combinatorics at the University
of North Carolina, Greensboro on October 13, 2007,
Bayesian locally-optimal design of knockout tournaments.
- The paper Bayesian
locally-optimal design of knockout tournaments has been
accepted to the Journal
of Statistical Planning and Inference.
- The Boston University Daily Free Press wrote an
on September 21, 2007, about recent collaborative work on college rankings.
- On February 14, 2008, I gave the talk
Differential Item Functioning in a Graded Response
IRT Model: A Bayesian Approach to Item Discrimination
at the 2008 HSR&D National Meeting, the annual health research
meeting of the Department of Veterans Affairs, having taken
place in Baltimore, MD.
The talk involved showing a
sequence of plots as a movie
to demonstrate the results of an MCMC posterior simulation.
- I was a guest appearing on
chess radio program "Ask the Renaissance Man" on
at 9:00pm on June 26, 2008, having discussed all things
chess ratings related.
Separating the best from the rest:
Scheduling a tournament as a Bayesian locally-optimal
at 5:00pm on July 23, 2008 at the
World Conference of the International Society for Bayesian
Analysis, held on Hamilton Island, Australia.
- I presented
Bayesian Locally-Optimal Design of Knockout Tournaments
at 4:00pm on July 28, 2008,
at the Department of Statistics, University of Auckland (New Zealand).
On Tuesday, October 28, 2008, I gave a lunchtime talk
"Differential Item Functioning in a Graded Response
IRT Model: A Bayesian Approach to Item Discrimination"
Health Care Policy Department at Harvard Medical School.
- The book "Topics in Biostatistics" (edited by Walter
Ambrosius) has been published July 2007.
It contains a chapter on basics Bayesian methods
coauthored by me and David van Dyk
of UC Irvine.
The book can be purchased from
- I was co-organizer (along with Harvard School of Public
Health Senior Research Scientist
of the conference,
"2007 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports",
which was held at the Harvard University Science Center
on Saturday, September 29, 2007.
An article about the
conference appeared in the
October 4, 2007 issue of the Harvard Gazette.
The Journal of
Quantitative Analysis in Sports has published the
proceedings of the conference in its
Here is a video
of the opening remarks from the conference.
"Psychometric properties of the Spanish BASIS-24 mental
by Susan Eisen, Pradipta Seal, me, et al., has been accepted
and will appear in the Journal of Behavioral Health Services
- I am quoted in a
NY Times article
published on January 17, 2009,
and on the
NY Times Chess Blog on January 14, 2009,
concerning chess rating system formulas and dynamics.
On August 3, 2009,
I was awarded the 2009 Statistics in Sports Award by the
Section on Statistics in Sports of the American Statistical
The award was "in recognition of significant contributions
to the development of statistical methods for rating
competitors in games and sports."
I presented two talks at this year's
Statistical Meetings in Washgington, DC, in early
On Monday, August 3, I presented a lunchtime talk
Lessons from the World of Tournament Chess,
and on Thursday, August 6, I presented
Solving in Statistical Consulting with Limited Time and a
"A non-parametric Bayesian diagnostic
for detecting differential
item functioning in IRT models"
by me, Pradipta Seal, and Susan Eisen has been accepted for
Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology.
I co-organized (along with
"2009 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports",
held at the Harvard University Science Center on
Saturday, September 26, 2009.
The paper "Predisposing characteristics, enabling
resources and need as predictors of utilization and clinical
outcomes for veterans receiving mental health services" by
Dee Fasoli, me, and Sue Eisen, has been accepted for
The paper "Improving risk adjustment of self-reported mental
health outcomes" by Amy Rosen, Sharmila Chatterjee, me,
Avron Spiro, Pradipta Seal and Sue Eisen has been accepted
for publication in the
Journal of Behavioral
Health Services and Research.
The article has been cited in the New York Post, the June 2007 issue of the Atlantic Monthly, and the chess column in the July 22, 2007, issue of the NY Times.
The talk involved showing a sequence of plots as a movie to demonstrate the results of an MCMC posterior simulation.
An article about the conference appeared in the October 4, 2007 issue of the Harvard Gazette.
The Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports has published the proceedings of the conference in its April 2008 issue.
Here is a video of the opening remarks from the conference.