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Climate Scientist Michael Mann

Professor Michael Mann is a personal hero of mine, principally because he connected, for me, the world of time series and principal components with climate science, showing there might be some small thing I can contribute to the discussion, and … Continue reading

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postdoc position in Bayesian Climate Uncertainty Modeling

Climate Uncertainty Quantification Postdoc Where You Will Work Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety … Continue reading

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“Is Roger Rabbit running AccuWeather?”


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My favorite definitions from Professor Andrew Gelman

Professor Gelman has a nice list of statistical definitions, educational like nearly everything he does or writes: The Folk Theorem: When you have computational problems, often there’s a problem with your model. Second-Order Availability Bias: Generalizing from correlations you see … Continue reading

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On Dangers of Indiscriminate Clustering

K-means and other algorithms for clustering are widely used for determining associations based upon standardized series of attributes. While there are a number of clustering algorithms, including some robust ones, some not-so-robust, some non-parametric, and some model-based, all share two … Continue reading

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