180 Degrees

Steve Wang, associate professor of statistics


Sometimes you’re wrong. Sometimes you think you’re right, but it turns out that you’re wrong. Sometimes you’re sure you’re right because the answer is obvious, and yet you’re still wrong anyway—maybe even dead wrong, 180 degrees wrong. This talk is about the last situation.

Steve Wang develops statistical methods for addressing questions in paleontology and evolutionary biology. His areas of research include the timing of mass extinctions and statistical methods in baseball research.