Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Interesting to know

There is a joke among graduate students and faculty members that the difference between being in ‘hell’ and ‘heaven’ is nothing but publishing. Those in heaven get published while residents of hell don’t. Being cited is a blessing above being published. A pleasure not experienced by many.

So it is amazing to know that D.R. Cox (1972) paper is among top 100 most cited scientific papers, since time of its publication thirty odd years ago. His paper is on Partial Maximum Likelihood and is most application in survival analysis. To those who study economics reading it is a most. The mathematics of it is most admirable. Particularly when one remembers the growing applications of survival analysis and proportional hazard modeling in industry.

David Cox is knighted and he is addressed as Sir David Cox.

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