N. C. Menicucci

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Fisher information is a measure of the best precision with which a parameter can be estimated from statistical data. It can also be defined for a continuous random variable without reference to any parameters, in which case it has a physically compelling interpretation of representing the highest precision with which the first cumulant of the random(More)
iii iv Dedication To Maa, for everything. v vi Acknowledgments The most significant character in any doctoral career is that of the advisor. Carl Caves, my advisor, has been more. Working with and under him has been a brilliant and fascinating experience. His strategy of offering ample freedom in choosing problems and the pace of solving them, and(More)
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