Author Archives: Rina Friedberg

About Rina Friedberg

Rina Friedberg is a first year PhD student in Stanford's statistics program. Although every day she gets drawn to a new topic, right now she's interested in high-dimensional statistics and nonparametric models. In her free time, she likes baking, running, and reading (currently working her way through everything Murakami).

The Math of Elections

It seems like all anybody can talk about right now is the election. And while it has definitely given me a lot to think about in terms of political, cultural, and social problems in America, there’s also some interesting and potentially … Continue reading

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Human nature, how we teach math, and the birthday problem

I’ve spent a few weeks wondering what I can write about for my first post here. I’m a first-year PhD student with an endless supply of questions but without much wisdom or insight to share yet about my short graduate … Continue reading

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