Category: Mathematics

Using Statistics to Spot Racial Bias

Using Statistics to Spot Racial Bias

Using Statistics to Spot Racial  Bias

06/14/20

“How can statistics be used to spot racial bias?”

 

Racism exists in every single part of the world, although numerous people will try to dispute this. This can be countered by looking at how different ethnic groups are affected differently by similar quantitative measurements, such as per-capita income or incarceration rate and seeing how it holds true for nearly every phenomenon. This is how we can Use Statistics to Spot Racial Bias.

And don’t forget, #BlackLivesMatter

Ecological Data Analysis

Ecological Data Analysis

Ecological Data Analysis

05/02/20

“How can we apply advanced statistical analysis to Ecology?”

 

Ecology is an academic field that is rich in data. From the largest of ecosystems to the smallest of invertebrates, data can play a central role in how everything operates. To take a deeper dive into its fundamental core, Ecological Data Analysis can be done to quantify these relationships. This can range from seeing what factors lead to evolution to categorizing population characteristics.

Resilience Vulnerabilities

Resilience Vulnerabilities

Resilience Vulnerabilities

09/12/19

“How can we identify internal vulnerabilities in infrastructure?”

In the physical world, imperfections can be found in every little structure. This also holds true for infrastructure. Resilience Vulnerabilities are the parts of infrastructure that may be liable in case a situation happens. Examples include not having backup generators or having structurally weak cement for the building. 

Resilience Threats

Resilience Threats

Resilience Threats

09/11/19

“How can we quantify external threats against resilience?”

Unexpected events such as natural disasters and power outages can cause unexpected damage to infrastructure. In resilience analysis, these are often quantified as Resilience Threats. Example resilience threats include sea-level rise against coastal installations and natural gas pipeline bursts.

How Risk Analysis Can Be Used to Determine an Area’s Proneness to Wildfires

How Risk Analysis Can Be Used to Determine an Area’s Proneness to Wildfires

How Risk Analysis Can Be Used to Determine an Area’s Proneness to Wildfires

09/08/19

“How can we use risk analysis techniques to assess an area’s proneness to wildfires?”

With the ascent of climate change, the natural environment is becoming more unstable. In dry areas with sufficient vegetation, this means that wildfires are becoming more common. As such, people will need to understand what areas of liable to become aflame. This can be accomplished using risk analysis techniques which take into account the dryness, lack of rainfall, and temperatures of a particular area to produce a risk assessment. This is How Risk Analysis Can Be Used to Determine an Area’s Proneness to Wildfires.

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How Probability Distributions Can Help with Risk Assessment

How Probability Distributions Can Help with Risk Assessment

How Probability Distributions Can Help with Risk Assessment

09/07/19

“How can we use probability distributions to create risk assessments?”

One of the most important parts of any engineering project is to analyze the risks involved in any process. However, quantifying these issues can prove to be quite difficult. To solve this, statisticians and engineers have worked together to create methods based upon preexisting probability distributions to help with the risk assessments. For example, an exponential decay distribution can be used to model a reliability function or a binomial distribution can be used to analyze failure of a specific component. This is How Probability Distributions Can Help with Risk Assessments.

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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

08/30/19

“How can we assess risk?”

If phenomenon has a possibility of occurring with malignant effects it is classified as a risk. The origin of the risk, its spread, and its malignant effects can all be assessed. However, these all can be brought together under a complete Risk Assessment, which gives a holistic and quantitative overview of the entire picture.

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