Summer desk cleaning

2011-08-21

Here is the traditional post from the end of my working year.

I just realized that it is the first time since 4 years that I didn't attend any conference during the Summer. Well, I was quite buzy in July, before being off for one month. I generally take the opportunity to find one or two conferences where we can go in family. This should have been the 58th World Statistics ISI Congress held in Dublin. Alas, this year I have to take care of my 17 yrs. old cat...

Well, I didn't move a lot, just a few days in the South of France. We had good time even though. Here are some pics from Cathy's garden (enlarged version):

Anyway, I am listening to the latest tracks from Les Ogres de Barback, Comment je suis devenu voyageur, while trying to cleaning things up on my website and my hard drive. It's hard work because I have had a very intensive year, and I have accumulated plenty of stuff everywhere on my HD. Moreover, I initiated a lot of projects that aren't finished yet. But I'm afraid given the time I have before returning to work, it won't be finished until... next year? This was a year where I find myself almost always chating on the web (1,5k+ tweets, 450+ responses on StackExchange sites, 60+ posts on http://www.aliquote.org), athough it was also quite productive with 5 or 6 working papers.

And here comes my reading list:

  • Shili Lin, Hongyu Zhao. Handbook of Analyzing Human Genetic Data. Springer, 2008.
  • Craig Saunders, et al. Subspace, Latent Structure and Feature Selection. Springer, 2006.
  • American Psychopathological Association, et al. The conceptual evolution of DSM-5. American Psychiatric Publishing, 2010.
  • John F. Monahan. Numerical Methods of Statistics. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • A.W. van der Vaart. Asymptotics Statistics. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Christopher G. Small. Expansions And Asymptotics for Statistics. Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2010.
  • N. Balakrishnan, et al. Methods and Applications of Statistics in the Life and Health Sciences. Wiley, 2010.
  • Stanley A. Mulaik. Foundations of Factor Analysis. Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2009.
  • D.J. Spiegelhalter, et al. Bayesian Approaches to Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation. Wiley, 2003.
  • Henrica C. W. de Vet, et al. Measurement in Medicine: A Practical Guide. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Giovanni Seni, et al. Ensemble Methods in Data Mining: Improving Accuracy Through Combining Predictions. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2010.
  • David J. Bartholomew, et al. Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis: A Unified Approach. Wiley, 2011.
  • Haruo Yanai, et al. Projection Matrices, Generalized Inverse Matrices, and Singular Value Decomposition. Springer, 2011.
  • Daphne Koller, Nir Friedman. Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Techniques. MIT Press, 2009.
  • Richard W. Robins, et al. Handbook of Research Methods in Personality Psychology. Guilford Publications, 2010.
  • Manuel Kauers, Peter Paule. The Concrete Tetrahedron: Symbolic Sums, Recurrence Equations, Generating Functions, Asymptotic Estimates. Springer, 2010.
  • Jeffrey Rosenthal. A First Look at Rigorous Probability Theory. World Scientific Publishing, 2007.

More to say in future posts...

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