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David J. Hand

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David J. Hand is an emeritus professor of mathematics and a senior research investigator at Imperial College London. He is the former president of the Royal Statistical Society and the chief scientific adviser to Winton Capital Management, one of Europe’s most successful algorithmic-trading hedge funds. He is the author of several books, including The Information Generation: How Data Rules Our World, Statistics: A Very Short Introduction, and The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day, has published more than three hundred scientific papers. Hand lives in London, England.

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In The Improbability Principle, the renowned statistician David J. Hand argues that extraordinarily rare events are anything but. In fact, they’re commonplace. Not only that,...

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