Connectionist: Mathematicians who invent and connect novel algorithms based on new fundamental ideas that address real data modeling problems. Confirmatist: Mathematicians who prove why an existing algorithm works under certain sets of … [Continue reading] about Two Kinds of Mathematical Statisticians: Connectionist and Confirmatist
Theoretical beauty x Practical utility = Impact of your work. By Theoretical Beauty, I mean the ability/capacity of "Unification" of any concept/idea. (not proving consistency or rate of convergence). Practical utility denotes the generic … [Continue reading] about Impact: The way I see it
article by Mark van der Laan, which has a number of noteworthy aspects. I feel it’s an excellent just-in-time reminder, which rightly demands a change in perspective: “We have to start respecting, celebrating, and teaching important theoretical … [Continue reading] about Models of Convenience to Useful Models
Think Different https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwsuXHA7RA]]> … [Continue reading] about The Misfits. The Rebels. The Troublemakers.
Murray Gell-Mann discussing why elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones. What is Beauty ? When in terms of some mathematical notation, you can write the theory in a very brief space, without a lot of complication that's … [Continue reading] about Beauty and Truth