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June 2: Statistics in Practice

Fear of catching Covid-19 dominates the world, so this week we briefly review how humans think about probabilities, in the context of Covid-19.  Prior beliefs figure heavily in probability calculations, so our course spotlight is on:  July 3 – 31:  Introduction to Bayesian Statistics  See you in class!  – Peter Bruce P.S.  Our new course, AnalyzingContinue reading “June 2: Statistics in Practice”

Student Spotlight: Paul Olszlyn

Meet Paul Olszlyn, Senior Data Scientist at NovoDynamics Paul Olsztyn designs and implements databases at NovoDynamics, a company that creates and deploys large scale data systems for corporations.  As his company responded to customer needs for more predictive analytics by building greater capacity in this area, Paul decided to move beyond his own IT andContinue reading “Student Spotlight: Paul Olszlyn”

Student Spotlight: Timothy Young

Meet Timothy Young, a Contract Administrator for the County of Los Angeles Timothy recently started the Data Science Analytics Bachelor’s Degree program that offers in conjunction with Thomas Edison State University (TESU) and has already been able to put his learning to work.  At his job, using skills acquired at, he has implementedContinue reading “Student Spotlight: Timothy Young”

May 12: Statistics in Practice

In this Brief, we dive into the terms “sensitivity” and “specificity” and their relatives.  In our course spotlight, clinical trials is the topic.  Now there’s a site just for the 800+ clinical trials associated with Covid-19 (treatments and vaccines).  Is it time for you to start learning how clinical trials work?  Check out our course:Continue reading “May 12: Statistics in Practice”