## Which States Are The Best (& Worst) At Math

We gave adults across the country a numeracy test and here is what we found out… We thought it would be fun/interesting to take a few questions from a …

We gave adults across the country a numeracy test and here is what we found out… We thought it would be fun/interesting to take a few questions from a …

March 29, 2017
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Ever since I was young, I knew that I would eventually end up perusing a career working with numbers. I have always found Math and numbers to be exciting …

March 6, 2017
Applied Math, General, Math Education

A recent widespread custom in the high technology industry is the “coding interview” where applicants typically stand in front of a white board for three or more hours answering …

January 29, 2017
Applied Math, General, History, Math Education

Peak — Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 216 307 pages My Rating: 4/5 How does one become …

January 19, 2017
Applied Math, General, Math Education, Software

Wired recently published an article with the sensational title “Move Over, Coders — Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley” primarily concerned with physicists or former physicists working in deep …

January 8, 2017
Applied Math, General, Probability and Statistics, Software

I recently received an inquiry on how to get started in the currently hot field of data science. Perhaps a better question is: should you get started in data …

I recently gave a talk Ronald Fisher and Maximum Likelihood Estimation on the pioneering statistician Ronald Fisher and his development of the method of maximum likelihood estimation, one of …

November 10, 2016
Applied Math, General, History, Probability and Statistics

Dozens of articles are trying to blame the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States on Facebook’s news feed algorithm, and especially its supposed propensity for …

November 10, 2016
Applied Math, General, History, Probability and Statistics

Following up on my last post Big Data Flubs Donald Versus Hillary, here are some famous cases where pre-election polls were wrong. The Literary Digest Predicts Landon Will Defeat …

November 9, 2016
Applied Math, General, Probability and Statistics

Donald Trump’s unexpected upset victory over Hillary Clinton raises troubling questions about the use of mathematical models and “Big Data” in politics. With the possible exception of the USC …

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