I’m jumping off the Island for a bit. Destination: San Francisco, a conference on “The Experimental Side of Modeling” http://www.isabellepeschard.org/ . Kuru makes a walk on appearance in my presentation, “How Experiment Gets a Life of its Own”. It does not directly discuss statistics, but I will post my slides.
The last time I was in SF was in 2003 with my econometrician colleague, Aris Spanos. We were on our way to Santa Barbara to engage in an unusual powwow on statistical foundations at NCEAS*, and stopped off in SF to meet with Erich Lehmann and his wife, Julie Shaffer. We discussed, among other things, this zany idea of mine to put together a session for the Second Lehmann conference in 2004 that would focus on philosophical foundations of statistics. (Our session turned out to include David Freedman and D.R. Cox). Continue reading