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I recently received an inquiry on how to get started in the currently hot field of data science. Perhaps a better question is: should you get started in data …

I recently gave a talk Ronald Fisher and Maximum Likelihood Estimation on the pioneering statistician Ronald Fisher and his development of the method of maximum likelihood estimation, one of …

Dozens of articles are trying to blame the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States on Facebook’s news feed algorithm, and especially its supposed propensity for …

Following up on my last post Big Data Flubs Donald Versus Hillary, here are some famous cases where pre-election polls were wrong. The Literary Digest Predicts Landon Will Defeat …

Donald Trump’s unexpected upset victory over Hillary Clinton raises troubling questions about the use of mathematical models and “Big Data” in politics. With the possible exception of the USC …

When I was young, I could not get algebra. In particular, I would encounter magical operations like this: followed by: followed by (AHA!): Obviously, x was three! Only it …

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cathy O’Neil Crown New York 2016 Book Web Site: https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com The Author’s Blog: https://mathbabe.org My Rating: 4/5 …

NOTE: I will be posting to and administering the Math Blog while Antonio and his family recover from the fire at his home. Inc. recently ran an article: The …

I regret to inform you that Math Blog will be on hold for a while due to tragic personal circumstances. On the evening of Thursday, October 13, 2016, an …

Congratulations to Trevor H. of Australia, for winning our first Math Blog giveaway. 400 entries were received; not a bad turnout at all, if I may say so myself. I’m …