Radu’s Rides
Contributing Editor Radu Craiu writes: In an interview for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Robert Thurman, who was, until his retirement in 2019, the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, warned listeners about the potentially noxious and certainly annoying “stink of enlightenment,” which is the prideful attitude…

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Contributing Editor Radu V. Craiu has been reflecting on the many ways in which we can all contribute—and it doesn’t mean a binary choice between research or service: The life of an academic is simultaneously short and long. Its shortness is rooted in the belief, certainly popular among the disciplines…

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Contributing Editor Radu Craiu writes: The ancient Greeks believed that a philosopher’s most impactful work happens in the agora: debating endlessly, correcting misconceptions and solving problems for their peers. Among STEM-ers, statisticians and data scientists are the ones who align the most with this noble tradition by virtue of dealing…

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Radu V. Craiu, our newest Contributing Editor, is Professor and Chair of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He studied Mathematics at the University of Bucharest (BS 1995, MS 1996), and received a PhD from the Department of Statistics at The University of Chicago in 2001. His main research…

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