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James R. Thompson

Statistician, longtime faculty member James Thompson dies Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Retired in 2016 after 46 years as a member of Rice's faculty, died Dec. 4 at age 79.


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Ernst named `Distinguished Teacher' Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teacher Award is the oldest award given to faculty members at Rice.


Philip Ernst

Making sense of the 'nonsense correlation' Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Ernst mathematically confirms Yule’s empirical ‘nonsense correlation’ phenomenon.