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Life is full of uncertainty, risk, opportunity, and randomness.
How can we gain an edge in our decision-making?
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About the book

There is much that we can neither predict nor control—but we can significantly improve our odds of favorable outcomes in both work and life. By developing an intuitive understanding of risk, chance, and uncertainty, we can harness the power of the randomness all around us to positively impact our lives.


After two decades of investigation, Hossein Pishro-Nik distills his personal experience, research, and feedback from students into actionable methods that will help you make more confident decisions . . . even if you’ve never picked up a statistics book.

You’ll learn:


  • Usable Insights: Practical applications of probability, statistics, finance, information theory, and machine learning

  • Entrepreneurial Edge: Strategies to assess risk and make smarter business decisions

  • The Unexpected Link: The surprising connection between privacy and randomness

  • AI in the Real World: Ways to apply lessons from the world of AI to our everyday decision-making

  • Demystifying the Complex: Accessible explanations of powerful mathematical concepts that, until now, have not been adequately covered for all readers


Practical Uncertainty is a friendly, educational manual that uses real-world insights to help you internalize essential tools for risk-taking and decision-making in unpredictable scenarios. With this coherent and approachable book, you’ll gain the knowledge and intuition to master the uncertainty in your life, improve your daily habits, and increase your chances of achieving your goals.


Book Sample

Book Sample

Practical Uncertainty Book Sample - Frist page of the book
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Hossein Pishro-Nik is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Hossein Pishro-Nik is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research interests include information theory, networks of autonomous agents, statistical learning, and decision-making. He is the author of a popular textbook titled Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes, which is freely available at

Pishro-Nik has won some awards, but more importantly, he has had spectacular failures: He was once expelled from high school for trying to be funny in a serious meeting. He was once put in charge of the barbecue at a party, but after burning half of the burgers, he was discharged of the responsibility by unanimous vote. He thinks he is a good soccer player, but he is not.

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