Impressions of ISBIS 2018

Lindsay Berry, PhD Student at Duke University. The 2018 ISBIS World Meeting was recently held in Piraeus, Greece from July 4-6, 2018. Along with ISBA, held the week before in Edinburgh, Scotland, this was my first time attending a conference outside of the United States. As a third year PhD student in Statistical Science at … Continue reading Impressions of ISBIS 2018

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Arbitrariness of peer review: A Bayesian analysis of the NIPS experiment

David Steinberg.  The principle of peer review is central to the evaluation of research, by ensuring that only high-quality items are funded or published. But peer review has also received criticism, as the selection of reviewers may introduce biases in the system. In 2014, the organizers of the Neural Information Processing Systems conference conducted an … Continue reading Arbitrariness of peer review: A Bayesian analysis of the NIPS experiment

A Bayesian Semiparametric Framework for Understanding and Predicting Customer Base Dynamics

David Steinberg.  Dew and Ansari look at how to automate customer analytics. This can be a crucial activity for companies that manage distinct customer bases. In these data-rich and dynamic settings, visualization is essential for understanding events of interest. The value of visualization has led to the popularity of analytics dashboards. Although popular in practice, … Continue reading A Bayesian Semiparametric Framework for Understanding and Predicting Customer Base Dynamics