I am waiting for the semester to end so that I can focus my full time on my GSOC project. Last week was finals week for me so I didn't get to do much thinking about empirical likelihood. However, two Py-stat related events did happen.
First, I had a meeting with a professor to discuss how I can continue contributing to statsmodels after GSOC. To say the least, the options are limitless.
Secondly, I found out I will actually be taking an Empirical Likelihood class next semester. I wanted to make sure it wouldn't duplicate what I will be doing for GSOC so I email the professor. She responded, "most materials are not covered by
Owen's book, because they are from my own past few years' research." This is very exciting since this summer I will be able to tie down the basics of e.l. and next semester I will bring my knowledge (and of course statsmodels) to the frontier.