Welcome to Stats In The Wild
This is a blog about statistics and its applications in the real world (i.e. “the wild”). A lot of the content is about sports, though any topic related to statistics (i.e. everything) could potentially show up.
Who is in charge here?
Who is Greg?
Currently, I’m an assistant professor of statistics in the department of mathematics and statistics at Loyola University Chicago where I started in 2014. (As of December 2016, I have not been fired.)
Before this, I was a post-doctoral research fellow in biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts. I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Ph.D. in statistics in August 2011.
I grew up in western Massachusetts near the birthplace of basketball in a time when UMass actually had a relevant basketball team led by the likes of Donta Bright, Dana Dingle, and Lou Roe. During junior high, I attended every UMass home game with my father (except the St. Bonaventure game, which we always gave to my cousin as a Christmas present), which included a UMass victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons led by a young Tim Duncan.