Dec 7th, 2009| 11:46 pm | Posted by hlee

He was one of the frequently cited statisticians in this slog because of his influence in statistics. It is extremely difficult to avoid his textbooks and his establishment of theoretical statistics when one begins to comprehend and to appreciate the modern theoretical statistics. To me, **Testing Statistical Hypotheses** and **Theory of Point Estimation** are two pillars of graduate statistical education. In addition, **Elements of Large Sample Theory** and **Nonparametrics: Statistical Methods Based on Ranks** are also eye openers. Continue reading ‘Erich Lehmann’ »

Jul 4th, 2009| 12:59 am | Posted by hlee

I was reading the June 2009 IMS bulletin on my way to Korea for the 1st IMS-APRM meeting. Then, I was in half shock and in half sadness. Something unlike than the Drake equation had happened. Continue reading ‘worse than the Drake eq.’ »

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Feb 10th, 2009| 04:37 pm | Posted by hlee

A continuation from my posting, titled circumspect frequentist.

Title: **Statistical Models: Theory and Practice** (click for the publisher’s website)

My one line review, rather a comment several months ago was

Bias in asymptotic standard errors is not a familiar topic for astronomers

and I don’t understand why I wrote it but I think I came up this comment owing to my pursuit of modeling measurement errors occurring in astronomical researches. Continue reading ‘A book by David Freedman’ »

Feb 1st, 2009| 10:45 pm | Posted by hlee

The first issue of this year’s IMS bulletin has an obituary, from which the following is quoted. Continue reading ‘Circumspect frequentist’ »