Talks and Articles

Bias: From Overt to Unconscious and What Research Suggests Can Be Done. SC16, The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, IEEE and ACM. Nov. 16 or 17. Salt Lake City.

Bayes' Rule and Laplace's Big Data. Conference on Bayesian Methods in Nuclear Physics, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington. June 22, 2016. 3 pm.

Codebreaker: TV Movie, DVD available 2014. This is an excellent docudrama about Alan Turing and a good antidote to those who, like me, hated The Imitation Game for its distortions and inaccuracies. I'm proud to be among those credited with helping Codebreakers' production.

Reverend Bayes Goes to Washington. Lunchtime talk. UCSF public workshop, Substantial Evidence in 21st Century Regulatory Science: Borrowing Strength from Accumulating Data. Washington DC, University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC. http:/​/​​acdrs/​workshop.html

Bayes’ Rule: Can it help find the missing Malaysian airplane? University of Kyoto, Japan. Yukawa Hall. March 18, 3 p.m.

“Why Bayes’ Rule will never die.”, Wiley online. February 17, 2014.

Celebrating 250 Years of Bayes, International Society for Bayesian Analysis Objective Bayes workshop. After-dinner banquet speech. Duke University, Durham NC. Dec. 17, 2013.

Statistical Science, co-editor special issue on Bayes. http:/​/​​2013/​07/​29/​big-bayes-stories/​ The Sea Change in Attitude Towards Bayes' Theory. http:/​/​​details/​feature/​5041661/​The-sea-change-in-attitude-towards-Bayes-theorem.html

Grolier Club Symposium. Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine since 1600. New York City. Oct. 26, 2013. 12-5 p.m.

The Learned Society of Wales and the Richard Price Society. "A Tale of Two Friends: Richard Price and Thomas Bayes." Sept. 6, Cardiff, Wales.

Royal Statistical Society. Significance Magazine's plenary lecture, Newcastle, England. "The Bayesian Revolution." Wed., Sept. 4, 2013. at 5:25 p.m.

Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society. Use and Misuse of Statistics panel. Thursday Sept. 5, 1:40pm - 3 p.m.

Joint meeting, Canadian and American Statistical Associations' annual meeting, Montreal. Aug. 5, 2013. Lunchtime panel.

Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar in the Humanities, Roland Park Country School, Baltimore MD. March 20, 2013.

Breaking the Enigma Code. Nov. 28, 2012. At the 92nd St. Y, New York City. Second time!

Skype interview, Faculty Book Club, Keiser University, Florida. Nov. 8, 2012.

Oct. 15, 2012. Society of Actuaries, annual meeting. 1:45 pm-3 p.m. Washington DC. Interview: http:/​/​​2012/​10/​12/​162813929/​is-the-nobel-prize-a-boys-mostly-club?sc=tw&cc=share
Oct. 2012.

June 12, 2012. AP Statistics Teachers Grading Exams, Kansas City, MO.

Temporary Contemporary Art Gallery. Sacramento CA. May 16, 2012.

Labyrinth Bookstore, Princeton NJ, March 15, 6 pm.

Breaking the Enigma Code. 7 p.m., 92nd St. Y, New York City. Great Discoveries lecture series. March 14, 2012.

Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. March 13.

Microsoft Research, Kirkland WA. Feb. 22, 2011​apps/​video/​default.aspx?id=159395

Nobel Prize Women in Science. Council of Scientific Society Presidents. Washington DC. Dec. 5, 2011.

Futureproof, Newstalk Science, Irish talk radio. Oct. 24, 2011. http:/​/​​programmes/​all/​futureproof/​podcasts/​ (click on 'Highlights')

George Washington University. Sponsored by statistics, physics, and decision sciences departments. Washington DC. Oct. 21, 2011.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD. Oct. 21, 2011.

Metron, Inc. Reston, VA. Oct. 20, 2011.

Carnegie Mellon University. University Lecture Series. Oct. 17, 2011. Introduction by Robert Kass.

Singularity Summit. Annual meeting, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. New York City. Oct. 16, 2011.

Covington Library, Covington, WA. Oct. 9, 2011.

Bletchley Park, UK, filming interviews for Channel 4 bio of Alan Turing. Sept. 6, 2011.

The Art of the Tangent, interview with Gerald Cirrincione. http:/​/​www.The Aug. 22, 2011

"Bayes' Rule: The Theory That Would Not Die," Episode #124 with Desiree Schell, "Skeptically Speaking." Podcast at Skeptically Speaking.

Google, New York, July 25,2011
Authors@​Google: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne Youtube

Google, Mountain View, July 1, 2011

Town Hall Science Lecture Series, Seattle, May 9, 2011

Selected Works

The non-mathematical story of the fight over Bayes' rule and its ultimate triumph.

"A rollicking tale of the triumph of a powerful mathematical tool."
"If you are not thinking like a Bayesian, perhaps you should be." John Allen Paulos, New York Times Book Review.
Editor's Choice, New York Times Book Review.
Biographies of 15 women scientists who won a Nobel Prize—or came very close.

“Spellbinding, compelling.”
—The Science Teacher
Biographies of nine chemists whose discoveries solved serious social and technological problems.

“A compelling read… fascinating.”

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