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08 Nov 2019

Episode 46: Finding Your (Niche) Board Games

In this episode, we discuss how two statisticians used data from BoardGameGeek.com to put together their own board game recommendation...

01 Nov 2019

Episode 45: Learning Publicly, with Private Data

In this episode, Dr. Derek Feng discusses the general issue of data privacy in the age of big data, including...

25 Oct 2019

Episode 44: A Conversation with Jon Krohn

We sit down with Dr. Jon Krohn to chat about his work as a Chief Data Scientist at untapt, his...

04 Oct 2019

Episode 43: To Google and Back

In this episode, Professor Albert Y. Kim of Smith College describes his post-PhD journey, which included a stint at Google...

27 Sep 2019

Episode 42: Black in the Box

Dr. Derek Feng joins us again to discuss the two metrics by which we align all statistical/machine learning methods –...

20 Sep 2019

Episode 41: What to do with Outliers

Guest Dylan O’Connell joins us today to talk about a recent surprising, but legitimate Democratic primary poll result done by...

13 Sep 2019

Episode 40: Making a DIY ML-Controlled Cat Door

Outdoor-cat owners know all too well the unpleasantries of dealing with what the cat dragged in. A self-proclaimed machine learning...

06 Sep 2019

Episode 39: Rolling in the Deep Patient

We take a deep dive into the poster child for black-box machine learning methods, namely Deep Patient: an unsupervised learning...

30 Aug 2019

Episode 38: The Misuse of Statistics in Court

In this episode, we talk about how a statistical concept that you would learn about in an introductory course was...

23 Aug 2019

Episode 37: Susan Starts a New Job

In this episode, we talk about Susan’s new job as a Data Scientist! She recently transitioned from academia to industry...

16 Aug 2019

Episode 36: What's New in Machine Learning Startups

In this episode, we talk about some machine learning startups to pay attention to this year. Sources 25 Machine Learning...

09 Aug 2019

Episode 35: You Look How You Sound

Deep learning has been useful for lots of applications when it comes to prediction. Yet another is the use of...

02 Aug 2019

Episode 34: Protecting Kids' Digital Privacy

In this episode, we talk about protecting kids’ digital privacy. Sources Is that a kid browsing? This company says its...

26 Jul 2019

Episode 33: Statisticians Hate Post-Hoc Power

Statistics is key to demonstrating the effectiveness of new advancements in science and medicine, but when statistical significance is not...

19 Jul 2019

Episode 32: Amazon's 3D Body Scan Study

In this episode, we talk about Amazon’s 3D body scan study. Sources Amazon is 3D-scanning people’s bodies in exchange for...

12 Jul 2019

Episode 31: What Data Visualizations Do You Care About? It's Personal

In this episode, we talk about how data are personal for those in a rural Pennsylvania community. Sources Data is...

05 Jul 2019

Episode 30: Some Like It Hot -- What Gender Reveals About Our Temperature Preferences

Word on the street is that women prefer warmer temperatures than men do. Researchers designed an experiment to investigate whether...

28 Jun 2019

Episode 29: Jeopardy! Meets Statistics

Jeopardy! is a weeknightly televised trivia game show. In recent months, one player, James Holzhauer has taken the Jeopardy! fandom...

21 Jun 2019

Episode 28: Facial Recognition Technology Update and Rating Trustworthiness of AI-Generated Airbnb Profiles

In this episode, we discuss a number of miscellaneous news updates regarding facial recognition technology (concerning San Francisco, Amazon, and...

14 Jun 2019

Episode 27: Does Uber/Lyft Help Or Hurt Traffic Congestion and Machine Learning Interpretability

In this episode, we look at a study about whether ride-sharing services contribute to increased or decreased traffic congestion in...