I am sure that I speak for all of us in the Statistics Department at CMU (especially my erstwhile fellow bloggers) when I say we're very pleased and excited to have Prof. Mark Liberman as our seminar speaker on 16 October, a week from tomorrow. Mark is coming to us not as the impressario of LanguageLog (though, in that role, his scourging of sloppy data analysis, whether socio-political or neurosexual, is a joy to behold), nor as the director of the Linguistic Data Consortium, nor even to speak about bibliomics. Rather, he'll be talking about some work which combines the stochastic linear learning models (of the sort pioneered by, among others, Frederick Mosteller) with agent-based modeling of cultural evolution. Which is to say, he's talking about aggregate behaviors of interacting stochastic processes which are more interesting than just the central limit theorem.
Monday, October 16, at 4:30 pm in Baker Hall A51; free and open to the public.
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