Expectation as a Random Variable

No joke, this post has been on my to-do list for years. I’d like to finish out 2019 by marking it done. So here we go: how should we consider the “type” of the expectation functional? Is it a random variable or no?

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Opinions Bordering on Advice:
~~~~~Statements for Academic Jobs~~~~~

I was once told that I have an awful lot of opinions for someone who doesn’t know anything. Whatever! Here are some opinions on how to go about preparing academic job application materials, from me, a person who is going through this process now, has not landed any interviews yet, and has no authority to back up said opinions.

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Reflections on My First Workshop Proposal

About two months ago I put together my first workshop proposal. It was a unique experience that I was able to navigate with ease due to unfailing support from my fellow organizers. While I won’t post the actual document here, if you are interested in reading it, shoot me an email so I can confer with my fellow organizers and send a copy over via email.

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Favortism and Jealousy at Work

I’ve been thinking a lot over the recent months about how much healthy, functioning relationships are necessary for research progress. A feeling of fairness and having been heard is a necessary pre-condition for camaraderie, and I am ever more convinced that camaraderie is a necessary pre-condition for a productive work environment. Co-workers need not be friends, but they need to respect each other and feel respected by each other. So in this post, I’m going to talk about some things I’ve observed when that camaraderie is strained by favortism and jealousy. I certainly don’t have all of the answers, so I would definitely appreciate feedback in the comments! Also, I am not a philosopher, nor a psychologist, and I’m sure there are some very beautiful and inscrutable musings by Kant or whomever that make these points better.

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