Principal Component Analysis: Three Examples and some Theory Very often, especially in applications to the life sciences, useful low-dimensional projections exist and allow humans to grasp a data set that would otherwise be inscrutable. Tony Phillips Stony Brook University Introduction Principal component analysis (PCA), an algorithm for helping us understandRead More →

An epidemic is a sequence of random events If a contact is made, then whether or not infection is transferred is much like tossing a (loaded) coin. How can a simulation take all this uncertainty into account? Bill Casselman University of British Columbia Just recently, I started thinking about makingRead More →