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Aetheling (æþeling in Old Norse) is my Wikipedia user name. My real name is Loren Cobb, PhD. I have been editing Wikipedia since 25 March 2006.
I am an associate research professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado Denver, and I am the Director of the UCD Statistical Consulting Service. I co-lead the research seminar in data assimilation for the UCD Center for Computational Mathematics.
My PhD is in mathematical sociology from Cornell University, awarded just after the dawn of civilization (1973). For sixteen years (1977–93) I was a professor of biostatistics and biomathematics, first at the Medical University of South Carolina and then at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, working as a research consultant in just about every area of medicine. For the next fifteen years (1993–2008) I was an independent freelance mathematician, engaged in consulting projects ranging from algorithm and code analysis to simulations of social dysfunction.
I have worked with military institutions all over the world on issues of military reform and restructuring for modern peacekeeping. I have worked on modeling and simulation of third-world societies for DARPA, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the UK Dstl, the Swedish National Defence College, and US Southern Command.
I am the author of numerous simulation models for peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, including three that were written specifically for training officers in UN peacekeeping operations, and another for a joint project of Sweden and the USA to build a state-of-the-art command center for peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations.
In the late 1990s I designed and facilitated the NationLab series of high-level exercises in national strategy and crisis management for seven Latin American countries, and the RegionLab exercise in international negotiations, under the auspices of the US National Defense University (CHDS). In 2004 I was awarded the gold medal of the Bolivian School of Advanced National Studies, for my work in developing the NationLab approach to Bolivian national strategic studies in corruption, poverty, and organized crime.
With my friend the late Bob Thrall, I edited the book Mathematical Frontiers of the Social and Policy Sciences. My work has been funded by federal grants and contracts since 1973, from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and a variety of international sources.
So far, I have written three books, 20 chapters in books, 23 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and five major software systems. I have designed and implemented four computer languages, and hold a patent for my commercial software algorithms. For whatever it's worth (not very much), my Erdős Number is four.
— Aetheling 04:34, 2 June 2006 (UTC), last updated 26 May 2012.
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Statistical studies of Wikipedia
- Survival time of Wikipedia vandalism (14 June 2009)
|The Working Man's Barnstar|
|For spending the time to collect, analyze, and summarize the data for your Study of vandalism survival times, I hereby award you this barnstar! I'm not a mathematician, but I know enough to appreciate what kind of work goes into a report like that. The insight it will provide to the community will be valuable. Excellent work! —DragonHawk (talk|hist) 04:03, 24 June 2009 (UTC)|
Auxiliary research pages
- Page for research on Wikipedia mathematics
- Selected Wikipedia articles on Measure theory
- Selected Wikipedia articles on White noise
- Selected Wikipedia articles on Plateau's problem
- Selected Wikipedia articles on Sample size determination
- Selected Wikipedia guidelines and help
Original articles written for Wikipedia
- WildEarth Guardians (major rewrite)
- All-Russian Mathematical Portal
- Charles Walton (inventor)
- Journal of Mathematical Psychology
- Edgar A. Poe Award
- MDRGN bacteria
- Market distortion (total replacement for an older article)
- Viola Pettus
- Peter W. Huber
- Relative abundance distribution
- Disinhibited attachment disorder
- Caras (tribe)
- Mike Keefe
- "Steam Train" Maury Graham
- O'Sensei Ngo Dong
- Jason Vest
- Ingrid Washinawatok
- Jean Laherrère
- Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum
- The Discovery of the Unconscious
- Frances C. Wilson
- Marquis de Puységur
- Auguste Ambroise Tardieu
- Henri Ellenberger
List of all contributions: Special:Contributions/Aetheling.
Articles I hope to write someday
- Causation does not imply correlation
- Donsker class
- Curved exponential family
- Douglas Nychka
- Octavio Solís (playwright)
- American Field Service (ambulance service)
- Northcote-Trevelyan report
- James Gilligan (psychiatrist)
- Autoregressive AR(2) model
- Ptolemaic mathematics
- The Gathering Storm (history)
- Total rewrite of Edward Bernays
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Statistics
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Vandalism studies
- Wikipedia:WikiProject South America
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Central America