I’ve just arrived in chilly but beautiful Banff for a workshop on Information theory and statistics for large alphabets. I’m looking forward to it, although I will have to miss the last day due to the timing of flights out of Calgary that get me to Chicago before midnight. My itineraries there and back seem especially perverse : ORD-SEA-YYC and YYC-SFO-ORD. However, thanks to the new gig I have a new laptop with a functional battery so I am doing a bit more busy-work and less New Yorker reading in the plane. I might try to write a bit more about the topics in the workshop — although the topic seems focused, there are a wide range of approaches and angles to take on the problem of estimating probabilities/prevalences in situations where you may not get to see each outcome once. Certainly I hope I can get the journal version of a paper from last year’s Allerton squared away.
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I forgot you were going to Banff. It’s so pretty up there.
Forbid very loud mathematicians’ retreat (5)
Initially, be a nerd for formalizing a beautiful Canadian park. (5)
That one sounded very interesting — hope you’ll blog about it. I was invited but had to turn it down.
PS. My condolences that ORD is now your local airport.
In view of Anand’s travels since he moved to Chicago, I am reminded of a comment by Calvin Trillin (if I remember correctly) to the effect that after totting up his life after a month, he had come to the conclusion that he actually lived at ORD (in the sense of spending most of his time there) and only went to visit his wife and children on the weekends.
Luckily I don’t have to fly *through* ORD…
Yes, but you could meet the world (and Calvin Trillin!) there instead of flying *out* somewhere. Well, not any more what with the TSA and stuff…