Andrew Gelman

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Andrew Gelman is an American statistics professor and director of the Columbia University’s Applied Statistics Center. He got a S.B. He received three Outstanding Statistical Application Award from the American statistical association in mathematics and physics from MIT in 1986 and a PhD in statistics from Harvard University in 1990 under the supervision of Donald Rubin. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Mathematical Statistical Institute.

In 2002, Gelman married and has three children, Caroline Rosenthal. The psychologist Susan Gelman is his older sister. Woody Gelman, the cartoonist, was his uncle.

At present, Gelman is a political science and statistics professor at the University of Columbia, where he also heads the Applied Statistical Center. The Applied Statistics Center conducts research at Columbia University and includes a number of individual projects with several other departments. Gelmann is a Bayesian statistics practitioner and hierarchical models. He contributes greatly to Stan’s framework of statistical programming.

Gelman is noteworthy for his efforts to make journalists and the public more accessible to political science and statistics. He is one of the main authors of The Monkey Cage, a blog from the Washington Post dedicated to providing informed commentary on political science, and making political science accessible. He often writes about Bayesian statistics, displays data and interesting social science trends. According to the New York Times, on the blog “he postes his thoughts on good statistical practices in the sciences, frequently emphasizing what he sees as the absurd or the unscientific… he is sufficiently respected that his posts are read well; he cuts down sufficiently that many of his critics have a strong sense of joy.”

Andrew Gelman, David Park, Jeronimo Cortina, Boris Shor. “Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote The Way You Do.”

Jennifer Hill and Andrew Gelman. “Regression data analysis and multi-level/hierarchical models.” University Press, Cambridge, 2006. ISBN 978-0-521-68689-1 ISBN 978-0

Andrew Gelman and Nolan Deborah. “The Statistics of Teaching: A Bag of Tricks.” University Press, Oxford, 2002. ISBN 978-0 19-85723-3 ISBN

Andrew Gelman, Hal S. Stern, John B. Carlin, David Dunson, Aki Vehtari and Donald B. Rubin. “Analysis of Bayesian Data” CRC/Chapman & Hall, 2013.

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