Colloquium - Todd Kuffner

Institution: Washington University
Title: Philosophy of Science, Principled Statistical Inference, and Data Science
Date: March 13, 2018
Location: C405 Wells Hall
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
Refreshments: 10:00AM

Abstract:
Statistical reasoning and statistical inference have strong historical connections with philosophy of science. In this talk, the new paradigm of data-driven science is examined through comparison with principled statistical approaches. I will review the merits and shortcomings of principled statistical inference. I will offer some comments on post-selection inference, inference for black box algorithms, and a survey of future challenges. 

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