胡善庆 王琼 刘真This blog in simplified Chinese describes the status and need for statistical monitoring in Smart City development in China; it includes an interactive map of the 291

By Jeremy | July 4, 2015 | General, 统计

2014 Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics

After more than a year of preparation, the Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics was held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on August 11-12, 2014. More

By Jeremy | August 23, 2014 | Big Data, Statistics 2.0

Smoking Statistics in the U.S. and China

The U.S. Surgeon General released a landmark report on smoking and health in 1964, concluding that smoking caused lung cancer.  At that time, smoking was at its peak in

By Jeremy | August 3, 2014 | General, Statistics

Crossing the Stream and Reaching the Sky

In the early stages of its economic reform, China chose to “cross a stream by feeling the rocks.”Limited by expertise and conditions at that time when there was no

By Jeremy | May 30, 2014 | Big Data, General, Statistics, Statistics 2.0

Not All Data are Created Equal

Suppose we have data on 60,000 households.  Are they useful for analysis? If we add that the amount of data is very large, like 3 TB or even 30

By Jeremy | May 30, 2014 | Big Data, General, Statistics, Statistics 2.0

Lying with Big Data

About 45 years ago, I spent a whopping $1.95 on a little book titled “How to Lie with Statistics.”Besides the catchy title, its bright orange cover has a comic

By Jeremy | April 8, 2014 | Big Data, Statistics, Statistics 2.0

Smart Wuhan, Built on Big Data

智慧武汉:善用大数据The following is an abstract for a presentation given in the Committee of 100 Fourth Tien Changlin (田长霖) Symposium held in Wuhan, China, on June 20, 2013.The presentation in

By Jeremy | August 10, 2013 | Big Data, Statistics 2.0

Is Big Data Gold or Sand?

If we melt all the existing gold in the world and put them together, it would amount to about one third of the Washington Monument.  The value of gold

By Jeremy | August 3, 2013 | Big Data, General

The Essentials of Identification Codes

Big Data promises to improve governance of society and better inform the public in the 21st century.  Although every data record has some information to contribute, linking and merging

By Jeremy | April 30, 2013 | Big Data, Statistics, Statistics 2.0

Statistics 2.0: Dynamic Frames

Abstract A frame identifies all the known units in a population from which a census can be conducted or a random sample can be drawn, providing the structural foundation

By Jeremy | April 9, 2013 | Big Data, Statistics