NEW (August 2017): Here's one of the more sensible nontechnical blog posts re Elon Musk, AI and AGI.
NEW (July 2017): The winner of the 2017 Loeve Prize is Hugo DuminilCopin. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in Berkeley, date T.B.A.
NEW (February 2017): Was the NE Patriots comeback in the Superbowl (and Barcelona's in the Champions League) incredibly unlikely? There's a simple, but surprisingly little known, relevant bit of math. Read more
NEW (January 2017). Review of Aaron Brown Financial Risk Management for Dummies and his response.
Semester  Course number  Topic of course  Comments 

Fall 2017  STAT 157  Probability in the Real World  Projectbased course for Statistics Majors, emphasizing diversity of contexts where probability appears. Class is now full. 
Fall 2017  STAT 198  Introduction to Wall Street  Studenttaught DeCal course; I am only the sponsor. 
Spring 2018  STAT 205B  Probability Theory  First year graduate core course: measuretheoretic probability (second part). Link goes to old course  will be updated.. 

The nonmathematical 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 higherprofile 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 and 2013 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  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.  ..... and the Big Apple. 
The three things you need to know for success in the 21st century  40 years playing volleyball; still not perfected the block.
(photo credit 555 Photography) 
Here is a written interview of me by a nonmathematician. Reporting conversation in print shows that I have an embarrassingly inarticulate streamofconsciousness 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 .....
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