John Cook speaking at KeenCon

Here are some of the presentations I’ve given at conferences, universities, and businesses. If you’d like me to speak at your event, let’s talk.

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GOTO Copenhagen 2016. October 3, 2016. Mixing R with other programming languages.

Bayesian adaptive clinical trials: promise and pitfalls. INFORMS Houston. March 30, 2016.

Trends and Opportunities in Data Analysis, IBM Insight 2015. (video)

Bayesian Statistics as a way to Integrate Intuition and Data, Keen CON 2014, San Francisco, September 11, 2014.

I was ecstatic to have John speak at the very first KeenCon, and his talk was elegant, geeky, and very informative. We learned a lot from it! — Kyle Wild, Keen IO

Developer Writing Tips & Tricks panel discussion, AirConf, August 25, 2014.

Life as a math consultant. University of Houston SIAM student chapter. Houston, Texas. April 18, 2014.

Erasure coding costs and benefits. Snow Unix Event, Geldermalsen, The Netherlands. March 27–28, 2014.

John’s talk was both precise and practical, one of the most theoretical talks of SUE2014 turned out to be one of the most applicable ones as well. — Joost Helberg, Snow Unix Specialists

The infinite as a guide to the big., Seattle, Washington. January 23, 2014.

The most common error in applying probability. January 16, 2014. Houston area law firm.

Robust priors in Bayesian inference. RTI Center for Complex Data Analysis, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. April 3, 2013.

How to hire and work with an analyst. Research Triangle Analysis. Durham, North Carolina. April 2, 2013.

YOW! 2012, Australia Software Developer Conference. Speaking in Melbourne November 29, Brisbane December 3.

GOTO Conference, Aarhus, Denmark. R language: The good, the bad, and the ugly, October 2, 2012. The mysteries of floating point, October 3, 2012

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, May 2, 2012. Varieties of randomization in clinical trials.

Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington. Lang.NEXT Conference, April 4, 2012. Why and how people use R. video

University of Houston chapter of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), Houston, Texas. March 2, 2012. What kind of math is used in biostatistics?

Vanderbilt University Department of Biostatistics, Nashville, Tennessee. January 19, 2011. A whirlwind tour of some Bayesian clinical trial methods and software.

HACASA (Houston Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association), Houston, Texas. September 14, 2010. Robust priors in Bayesian statistics.

Fifth Transdisciplinary Research Conference, Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PR-LSAMP). San Juan, May 13-14, 2010.

Software for designing and conducting adaptive clinical trials, May 25–27, 2009. UPR_MDACC Clinical Trials Workshop. University of Puerto Rico.

Clinical Trial Monitoring With Bayesian Hypothesis Testing presented at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Denver August 6, 2008.

“Challenges in developing and supporting clinical trial conduct software” presented to the Houston chapter of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) March 28, 2008.

“Software and practical considerations for designing and conducting innovative clinical trials at MDACC” presented at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah July 31, 2007.

Short course “Bayesian Clinical Trial Design: Analysis and Software” given March 28–30, 2007 at University of Puerto Rico.

Short course “Bayesian Clinical Trial Designs” given along with Peter Thall, June 12–14, 2006 at L’Institut Bergonié in Bordeaux, France.