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Florida Tech receives $119,000-plus National Science Foundation grant
A National Science Foundation grant to Florida Tech of $119,347 funds Dr. (2006-02-15)
A new application allows online statistical analysis of gene-expression data
The journal Computers in Biology and Medicine has published an article on the new IT application BootstRatio, created by IDIBELL researchers. (2012-04-03)
Computer scientists release study on Venezuelan referendum
An analysis of data from the Aug.15 referendum in Venezuela to recall President Hugo Chávez indicates that certain forms of computer fraud were unlikely to have occurred during the electronic voting process. (2004-09-02)
Carnegie Mellon's Wasserman awarded Statistical Society of Canada Prize
Larry Wasserman, professor of statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, has been awarded the 2002 Centre de recherches mathematiques de Montreal - Statistical Society of Canada (CRM-SSC) prize for his original contributions to statistical theory and his development of Bayesian methodology. (2002-06-11)
Springer author Hirotugu Akaike to receive 2006 Kyoto Prize
Japanese statistical mathematician Dr. Hirotugu Akaike (78), professor emeritus at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan, will be honored with this year's Kyoto Prize in the Basic Sciences. (2006-06-19)
Springer editors win Boltzmann Award 2010
John Cardy and Bernard Derrida, both Springer editors as well as authors, have won this year's Boltzmann Award for their exceptional contributions to statistical physics. (2010-02-23)
New techniques to foil cyber intruders
Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., are developing new statistical techniques to aid human operators in detecting and defending computer networks against intrusion. (1999-09-09)
UofL biostatistician to develop statistical model that could help answer medical questions
A University of Louisville professor is developing a statistical model that, among other things, may help determine what prolongs cancer free survival. (2011-03-02)
New journal serves as an interface of statistics, atmospheric and ocean sciences
A new journal -- Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography -- gives statisticians and researchers specializing in the atmospheric and ocean sciences an outlet to publish the details of their statistical and mathematical developments, which will effectively lead to improved models and methods for these fields. (2014-12-05)
How should flood risk assessments be done in a changing climate?
Growing consensus on climate and land use change means that it is reasonable to assume, at the very least, that flood levels in a region may change. (2014-08-04)
Dino-not-so-soaring
The largest animals ever to have walked the face of the Earth may not have been as big as previously thought, reveals a paper published today in the Zoological Society of London's Journal of Zoology. (2009-06-21)
Satellite images tell tales of changing biodiversity
Analysis of texture differences in satellite images may be an effective way to monitor changes in vegetation, soil and water patterns over time, with potential implications for measuring biodiversity as well, according to new research published Oct. (2012-10-24)
European regulatory agencies should employ full-time statisticians
European regulatory agencies should employ full-time statisticians to enable competent licensing and labeling decisions to be made, argue leading statisticians in an open letter to this week's BMJ. (2008-01-31)
Researchers uncover key scientific and statistical errors in obesity studies
A special statistical series in the journal Obesity identifies common scientific and statistical errors in obesity-relate studies, challenges assumptions about weight loss, and calls for increased application of control arms in obesity intervention studies. (2016-03-30)
Removing some cloud seeds of doubt
A team of researchers at Monash University has released a new analysis of precipitation records from the long-term cloud seeding operation in Tasmania that shows a promising increase in rainfall during periods of seeding. (2009-02-01)
2008 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research presented to John Rice
Rice is recognized for his outstanding, diverse cross-disciplinary contributions to ion channel receptors, energy demand, transportation, astronomy and functional data analysis. (2008-08-11)
Machines learn to detect breast cancer
Software that can recognize patterns in data is commonly used by scientists and economics. (2013-11-05)
Poincaré Prize 2009 goes to Springer authors and editors
All four prizewinners of the Henri Poincaré Prize 2009 are Springer authors and editors. (2009-09-07)
Yale Public Health Professor elected fellow of the American Statistical Association
Theodore Holford, The Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Head of the Division of Biostatistics, was recently elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). (2005-08-15)
Study finds positive effects of job corps participation
A statistical analysis of Job Corps data strongly suggests positive average effects on wages for individuals who participated in the job-training program. (2015-05-05)
An emotion detector for baby
Baby monitors of the future could translate infant cries, so that parents will know for certain whether their child is sleepy, hungry, needing a change, or in pain. (2010-02-24)
New NIST Center of Excellence to improve statistical analysis of forensic evidence
As part of a national collaborative effort to strengthen the scientific basis for forensic evidence used in the criminal justice system, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded Iowa State University up to $20 million over five years to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence focused on pattern and digital evidence. (2015-05-26)
Elsevier to publish the Journal of the Korean Statistical Society from 2008
Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, medical and technical information products and services, announced today that it will start publishing the Journal of the Korean Statistical Society, in collaboration with the Korean Statistical Society. (2008-02-04)
Banking on outlier detection
Recent bank failures point to the continuing need for vigilance by regulators and investors. (2009-10-07)
UCLA biomathematician earns prestigious peer award
Dr. Marc Suchard, an assistant professor of biomathematics and human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has won the 2006 Mitchell Prize. (2006-06-01)
Toward a personalized treatment against diabetes
Gathering experts from 21 European academic institutions and key players of the pharmaceutical industry, the DIRECT project (DIabetes REsearch for patient straTification) will focus on the stratification of patients with Type 2 diabetes in order to develop personalized treatments, that would therefore be more efficient. (2012-02-22)
New from CSHLPress, an indispensable bench-side handbook for biologists using R
'Using R at the Bench: Step-by-Step Data Analytics for Biologists,' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, is a convenient bench-side handbook for biologists, designed as a handy reference guide for elementary and intermediate statistical analyses using the free/public software package known as 'R.' It is both a simple refresher as well as an overview, and is available in both spiral bound hardcover and eBook formats. (2015-11-05)
Prominent Statisticians meeting in London next week to plan future of the statistical sciences
One hundred leading statisticians from around the world will gather in London next week to map out the future of the field of statistics at the landmark Future of the Statistical Sciences Workshop. (2013-11-08)
Statistical analysis of batter productivity from changed strike zone could spell trouble
New statistical analysis examining changes in batter productivity as a result of the recently changed strike zone could raise concern for the Major League Baseball Players Union and individual baseball players. (2017-08-01)
Carnegie Mellon statistics professors captures statistics award
The American Statistical Association has bestowed its 2005 Outstanding Statistical Application Award on a paper written by Christopher Genovese and Larry Wasserman, professors of statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, that provides a new analysis of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the radiation left over from about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. (2005-07-28)
Statistical method recreates the history of a long-abandoned village
Archaeologists now have new tools for studying the development of medieval villages and the transformation of the historical landscapes surrounding them. (2018-10-09)
New method for finding disease-susceptibility genes
A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel statistical algorithm, capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way. (2018-05-26)
Get your facts straight: statistical reform in psychology
New research suggests that efforts to advocate improved statistical practices in psychological research may be paying off. (2007-02-14)
In new statistical approach, data decide model
A data-driven computational approach developed by a University of Illinois statistician is revealing secrets about inner Earth and discovering unique gene expressions in fruit flies, zebra fish and other living organisms. (2007-05-23)
New book offers practical advice for unraveling the genetics of complex human diseases
A new book published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, (2009-09-14)
How biological capsules respond under stress
Cosmetics and pharmaceutical drug delivery systems could be improved thanks to a new method developed to precisely measure the capability of capsule-like biological membranes to change shape under external stress. (2011-10-28)
Statistical analysis projects future temperatures in North America
For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America. (2012-05-15)
No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levels
While the scientific community has long warned about rising sea levels and their destructive impact on some of the United States' most populous cities, researchers have developed a new, statistical method that more precisely calculates the rate of sea level rise, showing it's not only increasing, but accelerating. (2017-08-08)
Are herpes virus infections linked to Alzheimer's disease?
Researchers refute the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. (2019-12-18)
Japan's ISM and Vietnam's FIPI sign MOU for the development of forest risk analysis
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan, which has a 70-year history of being a research center for statistical mathematics and its applications and is open to researchers from an extremely wide variety of fields through collaborative research, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Forest Inventory and Planning Institute, Vietnam, on June 2, 2015. (2015-07-18)
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