NATE SILVER: Baseball and Politics are Data Driven. The Holt Lecture.
9/20/2013, 11:00 - 12:00 PM
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 primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. Nate runs the award-winning political website FiveThirtyEight.com and his book, The Signal and The Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t, is a tour of modern prediction science, uncovering a surprising connection among humility, uncertainty and good results.
Silver will join ESPN later this year in a multifaceted role that will include coverage of sports, economics, culture, science and technology on ESPN's website. FiveThirtyEight.com will continue to provide data-driven coverage of politics, including forecasts of the 2014 and 2016 elections.
NATE was named OUT MAGAZINE’s ‘Person of the Year’:
Sponsored by Bedrosian Center on Governance
Book signing to follow