# Dr Colin Rose

I am director of tr(I). I work in computational statistics, international finance, and economic theory. For the last few years, most of my work has been dedicated to the mathStatica software project which is accompanied by a 500-page Springer text, Mathematical Statistics with Mathematica.

## Recent publications

 Computer Software mathStatica 2.5 Computational / symbolic engine for mathematical statistics

 Books Mathematical Statistics with Mathematica [ with M.D. Smith ] 2011 edition: new live eBook edition ISBN 9780980800814 2010 edition: ISBN 9780980800807 2002 edition: Springer-Verlag (New York) Printed 3 times (sold out 3 times) ISBN 0387952349

Refereed Papers - Math / Stats

Refereed Papers - Economics

### Fun stuff

• Pretty Wild Narcissistic Numbers: numbers that pwn

Example:       4096  =          (same digits, same order, same value)
Online paper: Numbers that pwn
Reference:     Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences - A119710

• Pithy Numbers: self-locating tuples in Pi = 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419...

Sequence:   1, 19, 94, 3542, 7295, 318320, 927130, 939240, ...
Example:    Number 19 is the 19th pair in the digits of Pi (after the decimal point)
Reference:   Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences - A109513

• Phithy Numbers: self-locating tuples in phi (the golden ratio; the most irrational number)
φ     =

Sequence:   1, 20, 63, 104, 7499430, 9228401, ...
Example:    Number 20 is the 20th pair in the digits of φ

(cf.   φ   =  1.6180339887498948482045868343656381177203...)

Reference:  Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences - A117432

• ... Numbers: self-locating strings in φ (the golden ratio; the most irrational number)

Sequence:   1, 20, 62, 9956, ... (next value > 109)
Example:    Number 20 occurs at position 20 in the digits of φ  =  1.618033988749894848204...
Reference:   Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences - A117431

• The Distribution of the Knight: knight tours on chess boards

Online paper:   The Distribution of the Knight
Reference:       Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences - A118067

### Recent seminars I have given include:

• Bank of England
Sharks, Speculative Attack and the Hump-Shaped Distribution
• Reserve Bank of Australia
The I-r Hump: Irreversible Investment under Uncertainty
• INSEE, Departement de la Recherche, Paris
Discontinuous Payoff Functions under Uncertainty
• London School of Economics (Financial Markets Group)
On the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy when Investment is Irreversible and Uncertain
• NBER, International Finance Meetings
Sharks, Speculative Attack and the Hump-Shaped Distribution (presented jointly with P. Asea)
• Oxford University
On the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy when Investment is Irreversible and Uncertain
• UCLA
The I-r Hump: Irreversible Investment under Uncertainty
• University of Toronto
Discontinuous Payoff Functions under Uncertainty

### Contact details:

• Email: colin@tri.org.au
• FAX: (+61 2) 9326-1326 (from outside Australia)
• Mobile: mwaaah - health hazard

### Other

• Member of the Obsidian Order

• I seem to get on quite well with possums, Klingons and most feline varieties.

• I like my music pure and hi-rez:
• Solving Rubik's Cube:

(best time currently: 35 secs)