Do men cite themselves more than women?

Apr 12, 2020       1 mins     Tag: modeling zombie
Today I was looking into my citation profile. And when I checked self-citation, I noticed a Nature article that baldly claimed “Men cite themselves more than women do…The apparent trend has been on the rise...
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If we only see the pledged delegates, who wins Iowa?

Feb 14, 2020       3 mins     Tag: politics
Let’s recall the eight-school example– the posterior distribution of the school effect is essentially indistinguishable from 0, which by and large says there is little school-specific effect.
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Double Slit Experiment and Bayes

Nov 12, 2019       16 mins     Tag: modeling
Is there anything we (statisticians) can still learn from Quantum Physics under a classic probability framework?
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Uncertainty of a Brownian Bridge

Oct 30, 2019       1 mins     Tag: zombie
As a Bayesian statistician, I almost love the use of the word “uncertainty” as if that manifests my expertise in inference–until recently someone talks to me that they will stop talking to me as there...
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Bayesian as modeling vs Bayesian as computation

Sep 23, 2019       2 mins     Tag: casual, modeling
I came up with this random thought when I was sitting in Andrew’s class this afternoon (as a TA). In order to emphasize why Bayesian is different, Andrew listed a few alternatives for data analysis,...
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Division of random variables

Sep 18, 2019       1 min     Tag: casual
This is trivial math question but it once bothers me in the construction of Dirichlet process using stick breaking process. The context is that if $V \sim beta(1, M)$ and $\theta \sim Dirichlet (\bar \alpha)$...
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A utopian kitsch coated with xenophobia and chauvinism

Aug 18, 2019       4 mins     Tag: zombie
That said, xenophobism is xenophobism, no matter coated with a caucasian supremacism, or a seemingly-progressive popularism, or even when it is companied with a chauvinistic salute towards another group of straw men.
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Sharpe ratios

Aug 01, 2019       1 mins     Tag: zombie
This is a jitt question in Andrew’s class: to (by hand) approximate the standard deviation of X/Y if X is N(5,1) and Y is N(1,3).
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