Below is a list of publications that I’ve found particularly instructive and/or useful in recent years. (In looking at the list I notice that they are all ‘methods’-related. I’m not sure why publications describing new scientific insights didin’t make the list. I actually find it a bit embarrassing that there aren’t any pure science publications on the list. Anyhow, not sure what to make of all publications being methods-related but it is what it is.)

“Cross-Validatory Choice of the Number of Components from a Principal Component Analysis,” H. T. Eastment and W. J. Krzanowski, *Technometrics*, vol. 24, no. 1 (Feb., 1982), pp. 73-77.

“Generalized Cross-Validation as a Method for Choosing a Good Ridge Parameter,” G. H. Golub, M. Heath, G. Wahba, *Technometrics*, vol. 21, no. 2 (May, 1979), pp. 215-223.

“Regression Shrinkage and Selection via the Lasso,” R. Tibshirani, *J. Royal Stat. Soc. Section B*., vol. 58, no. 1, (1996), pp. 267-288.

“Unmasking Multivariate Outliers and Leverage Points,” P. J. Rousseeuw and B. C. van Zomeren, *J. Am. Stat. Assoc*., vol. 85, no. 411, (Sept. 1990), pp. 633-639.

“A Global Geometric Framework for Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction“, J. B. Tenenbaum, V. de Silva, and J. C. Langford, *Science*,vol. 290, (22 Dec 2000), pp.2319-2323.

“Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction by Locally Linear Embedding“, S. T. Roweis and L. K. Saul, *Science*, vol. 290, (22 Dec 2000), pp.2323-2325.

“Robust locally linear embedding,” H. Chang, D.-Y. Yeung, *Pattern Recognition*, vol. 39 (2006), pp.1053-1065.

C. D. Rodgers (2000), Inverse Methods for Atmospheric Sounding: Theory and Practice, World Scientific.

“Bootstrap Methods: Another Look at the Jackknife,” B. Efron, *Annals of Statistics*, vol. 7, no. 2 (1979), pp. 1-26.