Good words from the NY Times:
"For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics" here .
"Advertising Companies Fret Over a Digital Talent Gap" here .
"What Are the odds That Stats Would Be This Popular?" here .
"What You (Really) Need to Know" here .
And from Science
"Why Statistics" here
Statistics 860 Estimation of Functions from Data [a. k. a. statistical machine learning] course description here. Stat 709 NOT required.
Link to Conference on Nonparametric Statistics for Big Data here
IJ Schoenberg-Hilldale Professor of Statistics,
Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics,
and Professor of Computer Sciences (by courtesy).
Department of Statistics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical Science Center
1300 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706 USA
Fax: (608) 262-0032
e-mail wahba "at" stat.wisc.edu (replace "at" with the "at" symbol).
Coded email from people I dont know may not be read, plaintext please.
Wisconsin Senior Olympics 2013 medalist smiles summer winter photos David Callan
International Conference Ars Conjectandi 1713-2013 Basel here
TR LIST: Click here for Tech Reports and mss
MINISEM ANNOUNCEMENTS The occasional Miniseminar informal brown bag talks are announced here.
SOFTWARE: Links to **LPS Algorithm****new**, RKPACK, GRKPACK, GCVPACK, NETLIB/GCV, R.
TALKS: Directory for talk abstracts, references and some overheads.
BOOK: Link to SIAM catalog page for `Spline Models for Observational Data' 1990 (fourth printing). Note: Spline Models .. is available on line through SIAM e-books. UW-Madison Libraries has a subscription to SIAM e-books and it is accessible for those with a UW-library login.
PhD STUDENTS Prospective, In Progress and Former PhD students
PUBLICATIONS PubList, SearchLinks to MathRev and Zentralblatt ..
Keywords for research: risk factor estimation; variational data assimilation; climate data analysis; demographic data analysis; ill-posed inverse problems; variational methods; adaptive tuning; smoothing spline ANOVA; bias-variance tradeoff; generalized cross-validation; reproducing kernel Hilbert space methods; supervised machine learning; radial basis functions; support vector machines; numerical methods for large data sets; dissimilarity information.