NEW (August 2014). Students interested in undergraduate research projects in Fall should read this page and attend the organizational meeting, to be held Friday August 29, 3.00pm, room 443 Evans.
NEW (June 2014). Slides from the talks at the conference on the occasion of Jim Pitman's 65th birthday are available via that link.
NEW (March 2014). In case you doubted the proposition "you can prove anything with Big Data", I have been ranked by this website as the 365,625'th most famous person in history.
|Semester||Course number||Topic of course||Comments|
|Fall 2014||STAT 98/198||Introduction to Wall Street||Student-taught DeCal course; I am only the sponsor. Link goes to Spring 2014 course.|
|Fall 2014||STAT 157||Probability and the Real World ; follow link now for enrollment info.||Upper division seminar course, for Stat majors and others. A substantial course project is required.|
|Fall 2014||STAT 205A||Probability Theory||First year graduate core course: measure-theoretic probability (first part).|
The non-mathematical parts of the project are being developed as a web site, intended as a more idiosyncratic counterpart to two existing sites with somewhat related themes: Understanding Uncertainty and Chance News. The current "beta version" set of pages are sufficiently incomplete and fragmented that I don't want them quoted or linked to; but if you really want to enter the maze at your own risk, start with this cover page to the beta version.
|Probability Approximations via the Poisson Clumping Heuristic||Springer, 1989||Reversible Markov Chains and Random Walks on Graphs (with Jim Fill)||Draft chapters|
|(Warning: this is nerd humor) Big Data: the substitute for Love.||If you assume that higher-profile authors get preferential treatment from journals, read this extract from the referee report on a recent paper of mine.||1976 Cambridge photo||I wish I'd said that||Mathematical humor (original!)||2011 official photo||The nine best science fiction novels you've never heard of||2007 unofficial photo||Academic vita||Most ambiguous praise I received in 2009||Impressions from my year at Microsoft Research||Why my wife calls me Le Grand Fromage .......||Obituaries of my parents||2013 unofficial photo||..... and the Big Apple.|
Here is a written interview of me by a non-mathematician. Reporting conversation in print shows that I have an embarrassingly inarticulate stream-of-consciousness speaking style -- do not take these to be my considered opinions! And here is an audio interview of me by a mathematician (Eugene Dynkin) which I haven't heard because I hate hearing myself on tape .....
Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3860
E-mail address: aldous_AT_stat.berkeley.edu