Texas Longhorns Football Blue-Chip Ratio 2021- An Early Look

Here is an early look at the 2021 Blue Chip Ratio for the Texas Longhorns. The 2021 Texas Longhorns football recruiting cycle started with the early signing period in mid-December 2020. As of December 25, 2020, the Longhorns signed 20 recruits, of which 9 were Blue Chip recruits (5- and 4-star). One of the most…

AI in Psychiatry: Patient Similarity in Clinical Practice

In a previous article, I wrote about three psychiatric uses cases that can be utilized now for AI applications. One of those use cases, on AI and Patient Similarity, I will now expand upon and write more about it in this article. As you recall from the previous article on Patient Similarity, a doctor usually…

AI and Big Data in Psychiatry: Realistic Use Cases and the Future

I have been a speaker at two major psychiatry conferences last year in Washington DC and Amelia Island FL, on the topic of AI and Big Data in psychiatry (see slide presentation below). What I found in speaking with conference attendees is that the psychiatrists and behavioral health researchers found it difficult to make the…

2020 Blue Chip Ratio

Here we are again, with the annual Blue Chip Ratio, which is the most important indicator of who will win the National Championship in college football. As you see in Figure 1 above, only 14 teams made it past the 50% mark, which historically gives you the winner of the National Championship. Once again, this…

Texas Longhorns Football Blue-Chip Ratio 2020

One of the most important indicators of winning the National Championship, as the Texas Longhorns last did in 2005, is the Blue Chip Ratio. College teams that have a Blue Chip Ratio above 50% have won the National Championship 100% of the time. In other words, those teams under 50% have no chance to win…

When a Psychiatrist Suicides, it Really Hits Home

I just heard on the news that a psychiatrist in the region was found dead, and her husband made a plea that those with depression should get immediate help. My heart immediately sank…I know all too well the difficult work that being a psychiatrist entails, and even an expert at treating patients with depression and…

Coach Belichick’s Stifling 6-1 Quarters Defense Could Work Great for the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12

The Texas Longhorns football team should consider instituting the 6-1 Quarters defense employed by Coach Belichik in the 2019 Super Bowl. I watched the dismantling of the high-octane Los Angeles Rams offense by the New England Patriots defense. It was pure coaching genius from Coach Belichik, a defensive-minded coach. Coach Belichik’s defensive strategy employed in…

Texas Longhorns Football Blue-Chip Ratio 2019 (updated)

The Blue-Chip Ratio is the most important statistic in College Football, as teams who win the National Championship have a Blue-Chip Ratio above 0.5, or 50%. The Blue-Chip Ratio is calculated by summing-up, over the past 4 recruiting cycles, all the 5-star and 4-star recruits (also known as Blue-Chip Recruits), then dividing that by the…

Enough Talk of Fake Data Scientists: Time for a Recognized Professional Certification

I’m a newly-minted data scientist, with my MSc in computing and data analytics degree earned a couple of days ago. Yet, I often hear from other senior data scientists that everyone who does not have their credentials and years of experience are to be classified as “fake” data scientists. Yet these same senior data scientists…

Psychosis: A General Overview

Psychosis is a general term for psychotic disorders. Psychotic disorders are mental disorders (mental illness), or brain disorders, which include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychotic depression, psychotic mania, substance-induced psychosis, and psychosis due to a general medical condition. The core feature of psychosis is that the person has difficulty figuring out what is real, and what…