In case you missed the obvious, I'm Jacob Simmering. By day, I am a graduate student at the University of Iowa and by night, well, I am pretty much the same thing. I am interested in statistical computing and applied statistics, especially in the domains of healthcare and health economics.
Various projects doing fun and interesting stuff (by my standards) can be found at my GitHub page. Commentary on those fun projects, or whatever else sounds interesting at the moment, will be found on my blog.
My most recent blog posts
Frequentist German Tank Problem
When you go to war, it can be useful to know how many tanks the other side has. However, they often refuse to tell you. Worse even, they will often vastly inflate production numbers. They are at war, after all. If only there was a way to convert that pesky sequential serial number to an estimate of the total number of tanks...
Stop using bivariate correlations for variable selection
You need to come up with a regression model for some response. You have tons of predictor variables that you might want to consider. How do you decide what variables to consider in your model? If you started with bivariate correlations of the response and each predictor, you may be in for some trouble.
Bayesian Search Models
Whether you have lost a sub, hydrogen bomb or just your keys, Bayesian search theory can help find it!