Professor Risk

December 13, 2009 in Math,Risk

David Spiegelhalter is the Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University. He has recently produced the following video to encourage better practices in the casual perception of risky behaviors:

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I think it's a brilliant video and would love to have been one of Professor Spegelhalter's students. I firmly believe that the study of risk and statistics more generally suffers more than anything from a particularly awful and dare I say boring curriculum, not to mention one which many teachers choose to render in terms beyond the grasp of many students. Efforts like this go a long way toward alleviating that obstacle and I applaud the professor for his work.

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