You are invited to a participatory talk entitled "Sherlock Holmes: One of the Greatest Statisticians That Never Lived" presented by Dr. James Bryant.
Bryant is a faculty member in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches biostatistics and immunology. His primary interests include quantitative analytical skills and critical reasoning.
Join us as we take a journey into one of the world's best-known fictitious criminologists, Sherlock Holmes. Holmes made his first appearance in 1887 and was characterized as the world's first consulting detective. He employed impartial observation and abductive reasoning to infer the solution to mysteries and identify perpetrators of crimes.
The mental processes used by Holmes embrace the use of sound statistical methodologies to understand and mold the real world. This talk will highlight both the frequentist and Bayesian statistical methods used by Holmes. Bryant will demonstrate how to apply these methods to our personal lives and demonstrate the application of these skills, which we all possess to some degree.
When: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Research Office Complex, Building 196 (Jackson School of Geosciences & Texas Advanced Computing Center's building) Seminar Room 1.603
** This event is free and open to the public; complimentary food and drink will be provided at 6:00 p.m. prior to the talk at 6:30 p.m. **
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