Research Projects


I do statistics. If you are at Reed, I am happy to be consulted about your statistical analysis problems. My interests include data analysis, maximum likelihood and Bayes estimation, and statistical computing. One long term project is soccer ratings, aka dynamic generalized linear models for discrete even time series. I have been working on seismology and other projects related to volcanoes since my last sabbatical.

The American Statistical Association has a Section on Statistics in Sports. I am also on the United States Chess Federation ratings committee; chaired by Mark Glickman.