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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Feb. 16, 2017 — A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according to a team of ... read more

Over 80% of Online Ad Effect Is on Offline Sales

Feb. 2, 2017 — Online display ads can increase both online and offline retail sales, providing valuable insight for future marketing decisions, say ... read more

DNA-Evidence Needs Statistical Back-Up

Jan. 10, 2017 — How do forensic scientists deal with complex DNA-evidence found at crime scenes? A researcher has now developed new statistical models to analyze ... read more

Heterogeneous News Flow on Volatility

Dec. 12, 2016 — It is possible to apply different statistical methods and information content of time series observations to estimate volatility, research shows. These results have importance for example in risk ... read more

New Method to Improve Predictions

Nov. 30, 2016 — Researchers have created a new method to analyze big data that better predicts outcomes in health care, politics and other ... read more

Nov. 18, 2016 — An international team of computer scientists has, for the first time, developed a method to find antibiotics hidden in huge but still unexplored mass spectrometry ... read more

Finding Patterns in Corrupted Data

Oct. 26, 2016 — A new model-fitting technique is efficient even for data sets with hundreds of variables, say ... read more

Army of Agents to Tackle Corrupt Officials, Tax Evaders, Terrorists, and Botnets as Game Theory Gears Up for the Chaos of the Modern World

Oct. 20, 2016 — Many of the world's major problems are spawned not from monolithic blocks of self-interest, but from a vast array of single entities making highly individual choices: from lone wolf terrorists ... read more

Encrypting Medical Photos With Chaos

Oct. 11, 2016 — Chaos and confusion could be used to encrypt color photos and protect them from prying eyes, according to computer scientists in Algeria. Writing in a new article, the team describes a new algorithm ... read more

Next Generation of Statistical Tools to Be Developed for the Big Data Age

Sep. 21, 2016 — Statisticians are developing new ways to interpret the unprecedented amounts of data being generated continuously all around us. Whether it is smart phones packed full of sensors measuring your ... read more

Introducing Diversity in Online Language Analysis

Sep. 7, 2016 — For the past 30 years, computer science researchers have been teaching their machines to read standard English -- for example, by assigning back issues of the Wall Street Journal -- so computers can ... read more

New Approach to Determining How Atoms Are Arranged in Materials

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have developed a novel approach to characterizing how atoms are arranged in materials, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of materials. The work ... read more

Extension Theory of Operators in Krein, Pontryagin Spaces, Applications

Aug. 18, 2016 — A new study investigates and generalizes several well-known results from Extension theory of operators. In a new doctoral dissertation, a researcher has been able to improve a couple of classical ... read more

Data on Taxi Routes, Points of Interest May Improve Crime Predictions

Aug. 16, 2016 — Data on how taxis travel through communities and on how people label points of interest on social media could help analysts and criminologists better understand neighborhood crime rates in a city, ... read more

New Maths to Predict Dangerous Hospital Epidemics

Aug. 16, 2016 — Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world’s fastest computers in order to be able to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria ... read more

System Helps Protect Privacy in Genomic Databases

Aug. 9, 2016 — In a new study, researchers describe a new system that permits database queries for genome-wide association studies but reduces the chances of privacy compromises to almost ... read more

Can We Protect Against Computers Being Fingerprinted?

July 19, 2016 — Researchers are working to find new methods of protecting against the "fingerprinting" of personal computers – and are now giving members of the community the chance to see firsthand ... read more

Softwares for fMRI Yield Erroneous Results

June 27, 2016 — Common statistical methods used to analyze brain activity through images taken with MRI scanners cannot be trusted, shows a new ... read more

New Statistical Approach Will Help Researchers Better Determine Cause-Effect

June 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new statistical technique that can help scientists determine causation of effects they are studying. This method can help scientists advance research that otherwise would ... read more

Ten Simple Rules to Use Statistics Effectively

June 20, 2016 — Under growing pressure to report accurate findings as they interpret increasingly larger amounts of data, researchers are finding it more important than ever to follow sound statistical ... read more

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