About Jeff Leek
Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, coeditor Simply Statistics, coeditor Biostatistics, codirector JHU Data Science Lab.
Jeff Leek Posts (8)

Reducing Sciencerelated Stress  17 Feb 2017
The author presents a list of things learned through hard experience to help him with his own imposter syndrome, and help him to feel less stressed out about science.

A Noncomprehensive List of Awesome Things Other People Did in 2016  10 Jan 2017
A top statistics professor and statistical researcher reflects on a number of awesome accomplishments by individuals in, and related to, the fields of statistics and data science, with a focus on the world of academia but with resonance far beyond.

Why Big Data is in Trouble: They Forgot About Applied Statistics  18 Jul 2016
This "classic" (but very topical and certainly relevant) post discusses issues that Big Data can face when it forgets, or ignores, applied statistics. As great of a discussion today as it was 2 years ago.

A Noncomprehensive List of Awesome Things other People Did in 2015  09 Jan 2016
A top statistics professor and statistical researcher reflects on a number of awesome accomplishments by individuals in, and related to, the fields of statistics and data science, with a focus on the world of academia but with resonance far beyond.

I’m a data scientist – mind if I do surgery on your heart?  18 Jun 2015
If I walked into an operating room and said I'm going to start dabbling in surgery I would be immediately thrown out. But people do that with statistics and data analysis all the time.

Data science done well looks easy, which is a big problem  24 Mar 2015
Data Science done well looks too easy and that poses a major public relations problem for serious data scientists. The really tricky twist is that bad data science looks easy too.

The Elements of Data Analytic Style – checklist  04 Mar 2015
Jeff Leek book "Elements of Data Analytic Style" had a rocket launch, thanks to author course on Coursera. The book includes a useful checklist that can guide beginning data analysts or serve for evaluating data analyses.

10 things statistics taught us about big data analysis  10 Feb 2015
There are 10 ideas in applied statistics are relevant for big data analysis, focusing on prediction accuracy, interactive analysis and more.