Michael Betancourt, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Statistics
University of Warwick
Science isn't easy, but it's only that much harder when don't equip yourself with the right tools.
These are some of the resources to which I wish I had been introduced when I was younger.


Turns out most of science is coding and statistics.

Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms
The first book I ever read that actually made statistics interesting

Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Review of state of the art techniques in machine learning

Bayesian Data Analysis
Theoretical statistics is just the theory of applied statistics


Your work won't mean much if you can't share it with others.

Trees, maps, and theorems
More signal, less noise

Confessions of a Public Speaker
You owe your audience a good talk

Garr Reynolds
Don't undercut your work with terrible slides

Junk Charts
Shaming bad plots for the good of society


This one may be limited to the physicists; physics makes a whole lot more sense when you actual understand the language in which most of it is written.

Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity
Don't be scared by the title, the pedagogy here is amazing

Classical Dynamics
Kind of like Goldstein for those who actually want to understand from where the equations come

"Because no matter where you go, there you are."