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  • 30 Jan 2020
    Matthew Wright, Morris Levy

    Moneyball for the Huddled Masses

    In a thought-provoking piece in Politico Magazine , Professor Justin Gest proposes a “Moneyball Fix” for America’s immigration system.  Taking a page out of sports analytics, he suggests that the federal government analyze immigration data it could consolidate or collect to determine which pre-admission characteristics predict prospective immigrants’ “success as Americans.” Success would be defined […]

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  • 4 Apr 2017
    Milan Vojnovic

    5 minutes with Milan Vojnovic

    An interview with 'Contest Theory' author Milan Vojnovic. His new books offers a comprehensive coverage of contest theory developed in the areas of economics, computer science and statistics.

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  • 4 Apr 2017
    Ingmar Weber, Yelena Mejova

    Can Twitter Predict Elections?

    Although the results of the US presidential election took many by surprise, Twitter analysis would have indicated that Donald Trump was winning the social media war. 'Twitter: A Digital Socioscope' provides an in-depth view of latest research dealing with the biases, misinformation, and state-of-the-art electoral forecasting.

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  • 28 Jul 2016
    John Braun

    Why You Should Care About R

    Data science is on the rise and infiltrating almost every field. Properly educated researchers and professionals with an extensive knowledge of how data analysis and statistics are married together will be essential. In an interview with The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, author and Professor John Braun explains what he enjoys about the statistical program […]

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  • 18 Jan 2016
    The White House. Photo: Matt Wade via Creative Commons.
    Howard Wainer

    How will history record the actions and claims of contemporary political parties?

    How will history record the actions and claims of contemporary political parties? One of those parties might eventually be described as: “The movement that arose in response to an influx of migrants, and promised to “purify” American politics by limiting or ending the influence of immigrants, thus reflecting nativist and anti-Moslem sentiment. It was empowered […]

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