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Arthur Berg - Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Penn State College of Medicine, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Book Title: The Signal and the Noise : Why Most Predictions Fail – but Some Don't

Author: Nate Silver

Book Description:

With massive datasets abound, how do we glean intellegence?

As a biostatistician and bioinformatician, I am constantly inundated with data and often presented with the need for prediction -- predicting hospital readmission in heart failure patients, predicting the exact cause of a certain genetic disorder, predicting progression free survival in a specially selected set of cancer patients.  The science of prediction transcends many disciplines -- from sports betting to weather predictions to economic forecasting -- and this book eloquently captures the diverse and intriguing facets of this science.  


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