A quick celebration/reflection post about being appointed as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto.
Welcome! Musings below, many but not all related to statistics and data.
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A selection of songs with lyrics or messages I like for getting through PhDing.
So I totally shouldn’t be playing with this data. I SHOULD be editing a paper for my thesis. But come on, this is pretty interesting!
A tweet comparing ICML and useR tweets got me thinking, and I’ve wanted to use the
rtweet package for a while…
A collection of interesting resources, recommendations and bits and bobs from the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS) in Kyoto, Japan, 8 - 13 July. Thanks to the University of Auckland’s Department of Statistics for funding my attendance, and to my amazing co-author Anna Fergusson, @annafergussonnz, for letting me work with her.
In a turn of fate I don’t totally understand in the last 4 years I have found myself paid to manage social media accounts and advising not-for-profits, local government teams, research groups and businesses on their social media presence. This summarises some of the things I have learned over the last few years.
Have a very niche event for people in the union of R-lovers and pub quiz enthusiasts? Have I got just the thing for you…
Are our kids future fit? Notes from the 21C Skills Lab public seminar on developing #FutureFit tamariki, some of my own musings and a blast from the past video that includes me from high school.
Notes from a fantastic talk by Senior Professor Rainer Bromme called “Fraudulent results and failed replications: The effect of flawed research on the public’s trust in science”. Bromme is a Senior Professor (like Professor Emeritus) in Psychology at the University of Münster and he was speaking at the COMPASS Seminar Series.
These are my notes from a 1 1/2 hour workshop run by the Mathematics and Statistics PhD Writing Group. Big thank you to Rebecca Turner for organising and to Helen Sword for fitting us into a very busy schedule.
Notes and ideas from a BNZ recruitment event for data scientists on 27 Sept 2017 for anyone who was curious about what went on.