Antoine R

After graduating in Mathematical Finance, I joined INSEE (the French National Institute for Official Statistics) in Paris. At INSEE, my job includes developing estimators (math and software) that are used in national surveys, and also more fundamental research on subjects such as calibration, non-response, adaptive sampling and paradata, etc. I’m also a PhD student of Patrice Bertail. My work with Patrice focuses on how sampling can be adapted to the context of “big data”.

I intend to write here (in French and English) about my main area of expertise – statistical sampling – but not only ! I frequently ask myself geeky questions about various subjects, some of which involving data or math, and when I think a subject is cool enough to be shared, I will post it here!

I’m definitely not an expert on every subject I choose to write about, but I thik curiosity and methodology can be used to understand very diverse subjects. Do not hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments!

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” ― Linus Pauling

Thomas MPA route 233, by Gerry D

I’m currently head of the Sampling Unit of INSEE (the French National Institute for Official Statistics). My studies concern innovative methods in the field of statistical sampling, in particular adaptative sampling, and spatial sampling. I like trying to answer silly questions with some data analysis, or by doing some (easy) maths; I’ll post here about any subject I find fancy at that time.

“I meant,” said Ipslore bitterly, “what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?”
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.”
― Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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