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Even the biggest, most carefully-collected data set is nothing more than a curiosity, until it can be used, to make a good decision, or to teach us something new about the world. Is a new medical treatment really better than the current one? How many extra airplanes should an airline keep on standby to avoid flight cancellations? (And is it cheaper to buy another airplane, or buy hotel rooms for stranded passengers?) Is the winner of the world series really the best baseball team in the country?
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- January 2022:The Joint Mathematics Meetings went virtual, so I didn't get to meet you in Seattle and the annual business meeting of the Environmental Mathematics special interest group of the MAA. Just like the PNAIRP meeting last November, and the AIR meeting last July, and, and, and...
- February 2020: Attended the American Statistical Association's Conference on Statistical Practice in Sacramento, CA, 20-22 February 2020. I presented a mathematical modeling case study, "Physically plausible probability distributions for intervals between geyser eruptions," using data collected in Yellowstone Park in 2018.
- November 2019:I was elected to the executive board of the Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research and Planning (PNAIRP) for a two-year term.
- May 2019: Invited speaker at the AIR Forum in Denver, CO.
- November 2018: My colleagues at the PNAIRP conference in Portland, OR, 14-16 November 2018, honored me with the Best Presentation Award, for my talk on how a college's financial aid office can set a fair textbook allowance.