Archive for February, 2015


125 Years of Sir Ronald A. Fisher

125 Years of Sir Ronald A. Fisher

February 27th, 2015

February 17th, 2015 marked 125 years since famous statistician Ronald A. Fisher was born. The influential statistician made many notable contributions to the fields of statistics, genetics and evolutionary biology. Many of the terms commonly heard in introductory statistics lectures were first introduced by Fisher. In 1921, Fisher developed the concept of maximum likelihood, a […]


Heads-up-Limit Hold’em Poker is Solved

Heads-up-Limit Hold’em Poker is Solved

February 17th, 2015

We have long been wondering about the day computers can match the power of the human mind. Are we there yet? No. Not even close. But we have gotten one step closer with this recent development by Dr. Bowling’s research team at University of Alberta and their computer Cepheus. Computers have long been able to beat humans in […]