Archive for July, 2012

A ‘lucky’ statistician

Posted: 27th July 2012 by seanmathmodelguy in Blog

he was called the luckiest woman in the world.  But now that luck is being called into question by some who think that winning the lottery four times is more than just a coincidental spell of good fortune. Joan R. Ginther, 63, from Texas, won multiple million dollar payouts each time. First, she won $5.4 […]

PSW at MBI: Day 5

Posted: 20th July 2012 by seanmathmodelguy in Workshops

This is the day of presentations and starting it off with a broken coffee machine was interesting and only took about 10 minutes to solve (with a pot full of fresh brew).  After a few minutes we all filed into the lecture hall and began the talks. 1. Lipid layer problem:  The question for this […]

PSW at MBI: Day 4

Posted: 20th July 2012 by seanmathmodelguy in Workshops

Today we start to scramble.  Running simulations of the models that have been developed, debugging code, extending the models a bit and trying to understand the results.  Not everyone has used exactly the same set of parameters and the tedium of tracking all that down while bleary-eyed  and desperately attempting to extend our models is […]

PSW at MBI: Day 3

Posted: 19th July 2012 by seanmathmodelguy in Workshops

Started the day missing the bus but arranged with the hotel for a shuttle to take me in.  When I suggested that I’d just walk the mile and a half in the heat the clerk gave me the ‘You are nuts!’ look so just had a seat and started working while I waited for the […]