CARMA Seminar

3:00 pm

Friday, 28th Mar 2014

V206, Mathematics Building

Victoria Stodden

(Department of Statistics, Columbia University)

Reproducibility in Experimental Mathematics

New questions regarding the reliability and verifiability of scientific findings are emerging as computational methods are being increasingly used in research. In this talk I will present a framework for incorporating computational research into the scientific method, namely standards for carrying out and disseminating research to facilitate reproducibility. I will present some recent empirical results on data and code publication; the pilot project for linking data and codes to published results and validating findings; and the "Reproducible Research Standard" for ensuring the distribution of legally usable data and code. If time permits, I will present preliminary work on assessing the reproducibility of published computational findings based on the 2012 ICERM workshop on Reproducibility in Computational and Experimental Mathematics report [1]. Some of this research is described in my forthcoming co-edited books "Implementing Reproducible Research" and "Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good."

[1] D. H. Bailey, J. M. Borwein, Victoria Stodden "Set the Default to 'Open'," Notices of the AMS, June/July 2013.