Statistics – it’s not what you think it is.

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Statisticians aren’t who you think they are.

They are diverse, and so are their jobs.

Statistician Megan Price Promotes Social Justice and Human Rights

Megan Price uses statistics to answer important questions about social justice and human rights. She travels the world to collect data, some of which has been used as evidence in the prosecution of war crimes. Another...

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Deepak Kumar, LinkedIn Principal Data Scientist

This video features Deepak Kumar, a principal data scientist at LinkedIn. He shares his thoughts on why statistics is so important and why it’s such an interesting career....

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Why You Need to Study Statistics

Thanks to the growth of Big Data, jobs for statisticians are expected to grow an astounding 27 percent by 2022. By studying statistics—the science of learning from data—you will be prepared for a career in...

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Chandra Erdman, U.S. Census Bureau

Chandra had her pick of prestigious positions when she graduated with a PhD in statistics from Yale. After considering tenure-track university teaching jobs and positions with corporate firms like Goldman Sachs, she chose to join the U.S. Census Bureau. Chandra explains why she loves being a...

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Genevera Allen, Rice University & Baylor College of Medicine

One of the biggest hurdles to understanding the role of genetics in human health is making sense of the massive amounts of data that make up our DNA. Genevera uses statistics to extract meaning from...

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Roger Peng, Johns Hopkins University

What impact will extreme weather events—such as droughts, floods and heat waves—have on human health? That’s one question statistician Roger Peng is working to answer. Through statistics, he’s developing a better understanding of the health...

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Statisticians Don’t Need a Crystal Ball to Predict the Future

April marks Mathematics Awareness Month, created to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics. This year’s theme is “The Future of Prediction” and this theme examines the role mathematics and statistics have in the future of prediction, providing insights and driving innovation. How is the future for prediction itself? In Graham Southorn’s essay in…

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New Reports Name Statistics as an In-Demand Career

As spring rolls in, college graduates are focusing on the next steps for their education and careers. These graduates should take note that two more reports have identified statistics and data science as fast growing degree programs leading to in demand, high paying careers. We previously told you about data from the U.S. Bureau of…

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Explore some of the organizations that employ statisticians.

Amazon (Seattle, Washington)

DataKind (New York)

The National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC)

Harvard School of Public Health (Boston)

Novartis (Basel, Switzerland)

Tata Consultancy Services (Mumbai, India)

Alibaba Group (Hangzhou, China)

HSBC (London, UK)

RTI International (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina)

Banco Bradesco (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

University of Nairobi, Statistics Association

Lukoil Oil Company (Moscow)

The Bank of Korea (Korea)

Banco de Mexico (Mexico)

National Horticultural Research Institute (Nigeria)

Statiscon (Sweden)

Open Analytics (Belgium)

International Drug Development Institute (Houston)

Quantik (Switzerland)

Statistics for Innovation (Norway)

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (Bulgaria)

Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (Alberta, Canada)

Institute of Statistical Research, Analysis, and Documentation (Greece)

The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (Japan)

National Institute of Statistical Sciences (Research Triangle Park, NC)

Institute of Statistical Sciences (Vietnam)

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Famous Statisticians

Susan Murphy

Susan’s groundbreaking work in statistics has helped doctors improve medical treatment for people suffering from chronic conditions such as ADHD, alcoholism, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease.

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