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The author's work experience and education are listed on Page 2, or download a printable résumé. Keeping with the times, he has been blogging lately at this blog.

Technical Papers

  • A Useful Algebraic System of Statistical Models, May 2013. PDF
  • A Peer-based Model of Fat-tailed Outcomes, Arxiv, April 2013. Arxiv page
  • Mutual Information as a Measure of Intercoder Agreement, Journal of Official Statistics, October 2012. Link [PR]
  • Tea for Survey Processing, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Conference of European Statisticians, September 2012. Proceedings PDF
  • Finding Optimal Agent-based Models, Center on Social and Economic Dynamics Working Paper #49, September 2007. SSRN page [PR]
  • A genome-wide association study implicates diacylglycerol kinase eta (DGKH) and several other genes in the etiology of bipolar disorder, by AE Baum, N Akula, M Cabanero, I Cardona, W Corona, B Klemens, TG Schulze, S Cichon, M Rietschel, MM Nathen, A Georgi, J Schumacher, M Schwarz, R Abou Jamra, S Hofels, P Propping, J Satagopan, NIMH Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Consortium, SD Detera-Wadleigh, J Hardy, and FJ McMahon. Molecular Psychiatry, 2008 (13:2), pp 197-207. Link [PR]
  • An Efficient Network Generation Method: Interpersonal Networks and the Distribution of Links, December 2005. PDF SSRN page
  • Preferences with a Social Component, July 2003. PDF
  • Dissertation: Information Aggregation, California Institute of Technology, May 2003. PDF [PR]
  • When do Ordered Priors Induce Ordered Posteriors?, September 2002. PDF

Books

Policy papers

  • Copyright Law and the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts by Alina Ng, Science and Public Policy, May 2012. Link
  • U.S. expanding the law - domestic and foreign - to benefit corporations, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 February 2008 p E, February 2008. Link
  • The Rise of the Information Processing patent, Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law, 14:1, pp 1--37, January 2008. PDF SSRN page [PR]
  • U.S. Patent Imperialism Hurts American Interests, Washington Post Online Edition, 25 August 2006, August 2006. Link
  • Net neutrality fosters competition between technologies, 17 August 2006. Op-ed distributed by Scripps-Howard News Service
  • The Supreme Court's Patent Trilogy: An Analysis, May 2006. Brooking op-ed
  • The Gravity of the U.S. Patent Swindle, Wall Street Journal, 25 March 2006, p A9, March 2006. Link
  • New Legal Code, IEEE Spectrum, pp 60-62, August 2005. Link
  • Software Patents Don't Compute, IEEE Spectrum, pp 56-59, July 2005. Link
  • The Computer-shaped Hole in the Patent Reform Act, July 2005. Brooking op-ed
  • Shadowing Bush, November 2004. Brookings op-ed
  • Social Norms and Voter Turnout, January 2004. Brookings op-ed

Major software programs

  • Tea for survey processing. Link
  • Apophenia: a library of statistics functions, focusing on modular, cross-paradigm modeling. Link
  • Writing appendices in LaTeX: a short macro package for writing theorems in a manner that facilitates moving proofs to an appendix. [Also available from the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN).]
  • An agent-based model of migration and demography: project for ECA region of World Bank.

Live events

  • A Simulation of Nonresponse and Imputation,2013--14 Program on Computational Methods in Social Sciences (CMSS),August 2013. Event agenda,PDF slides
  • Designing a cross-paradigm modeling framework. Neyman Seminar at the University of California,Berkeley,Department of Statistics 8 May 2013; invited talk at Stanford University Department of Statistics 14 May 2013,PDF slides.
  • Co-producer and speaker for Brookings Conference, "The Limits of Abstract Patents in an Intangible Economy", January 2009. Brookings conference site, my PDF slides
  • Keynote speech, NISS exploration workshop on agent-based modeling , 20-21 November 2008. PDF slides
  • Interview by David Levine on Stanford Radio's Hearsay Culture, 10 August 2007. MP3
  • Panelist: Tech Policy Week, 5 May 2007. link
  • Poster: DNA Pooling for Whole-Genome Association Studies with Illumina Infinium Assays,by Amber E. Baum,Nirmala Akula,Ben Klemens,Imer Cardona,Winston Corona,Andrew Singleton,John Hardy,Sevilla Detera-Wadleigh,Francis J. McMahon,October 2006. PPT,PDF
  • The Kojo Nnamdi Show: "The Legal Battle over Software" (National Public Radio discussion), January 2006. info, MP3
  • Producer and moderator for "Software and Law: Is Regulation Fostering or Inhibiting Innovation?" (Brookings panel),December 2005. transcript
  • Graduate class on networks and information (Johns Hopkins Econ dept),February-May 2005. reading list and notes

Fun

  • Cowsweeper: a variant of Minesweeper, which can be played online (if you are using a Java-enabled browser) or be downloaded and played on a PalmOS device. [Available from many other sources.]
  • Why the kurtosis of a N(0,1) is three, February, 2003. PDF