Statistician-journalist Nate Silver headlines USC Price Holt Lecture

September 26, 2013 Nate Silver detailed his transformation from ordinary statistician to modern-day election soothsayer in front of a USC audience Sept. 20 as part of the Dennis F. and Brooks Holt Distinguished Lecture Series, offered by the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise. Silver runs the…

Nate Silver Talks FiveThirtyEight.Com, ESPN At USC

via Neon Tommy Marc Sallinger | September 20, 2013 | 3:20 p.m. PDT Staff Reporter He gained his notoriety when he accurately predicted the winner of 49 out of 50 states in the 2008 United States Presidential election. He gained his voice through FiveThirtyEight.com, a blog site previously under the control of the New York…

He Blinded Us With Science

via LA Weekly Being “America’s most popular statistician” sounds dubious, something like being “the smartest Jäger girl” or “the deepest Kardashian” — talk about damning with faint praise. But the odds have been in Nate Silver’s favor for quite some time. Although the Michigan native achieved mainstream acclaim in November 2008 by accurately predicting the…

The Silver Standard

September 16, 2013 – by Jeremy Loudenback – Here at Bedrosian Center headquarters, hearts and calculators are aflutter with the news that Nate Silver is paying the U.S.C. campus a visit next Friday as part of the Holt Distinguished Lecture series. Silver is the statistics wunderkind whose uncannily accurate political predictions as a New York Times blogger earned him widespread popularity and created a new awareness about opportunities for analytics in popular culture.

Nate Silver for the Holt Lecture

NATE SILVER: Baseball and Politics are Data Driven. The Holt Lecture. Friday, September 20, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bovard Auditorium Nate Silver has become today’s leading statistician through his innovative analyses of political polling. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the…