Category: News

Calling All Statistics and Data Science Students: Are You Ready for the Statsketball Tournament 2017?

“Survive and advance.” Legendary North Carolina State Basketball Coach and Commentator Jim Valvano uttered these words to describe his team’s strategy on its road to victory in the 1983 NCAA Basketball Tournament. He would later go on to say within the strategy of survive and advance, “…the only statistic that matters is the final score.”...

Read More

2017 is the Year of the Statistician

Statistician: it’s a title sparking business-card-envy across all kinds of industries. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings, it’s the best job in STEM, it’s the best job in business, it’s the fourth best job, period. So, what makes a career as a statistician top the charts? U.S. News weighs several factors like...

Read More

The Quantified Life is Here, But Who Will Make Sense of It?

Imagine if your car knew exactly where you were going based on the time of day and date, prompting your navigation system to drive there. What about a refrigerator that could tell your home assistant to add specific products to your shopping list after you run out? At the recent 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES),...

Read More

Swimming Against the Tide with Statistics

Jenny Chen needed to solve a problem in the pool. A competitive swimmer since age five, Jenny found that now at age 13, she was struggling to improve and surpass her teammates. “The plateau hit me like a freight train and caused doubt to obscure the path to my goals. I began to fear diving...

Read More

The Spirit of the Season

As we enter the holiday season and the coming new year, many take this time to reflect on the impact they have made or hope to make soon. Statistics not only helps make sense of the world around us, but makes a perceptible impact on our communities and the globe. Many statisticians see their career...

Read More

Sowing the Oats of Data: How Statistics is Solving World Hunger

Sowing the Oats of Data: How Statistics is Solving World Hunger Farming practices around the world are rapidly developing with new technologies and agriculture is beginning to enter the digital age of big data. How are farmers using statistics and what difference can it make? Erik Andrejko, a data scientist at The Climate Corporation, discusses...

Read More

High School and College Sophomores Provide the Most Accurate Predictions of Presidential Election Results in Nationwide Contest

Winners of Prediction 2016 Contest used sophisticated statistical methods to predict state-by-state and overall percentage outcomes with greater accuracy than more than 450 high school and college students from around the country. Using statistical data and sophisticated analytical methods, two students — one high school sophomore and one college sophomore — provided highly accurate predictions...

Read More

New National Survey By SHRM Shows Employers Struggling to Meet Growing Demand for Data Analysts

More and more public and private sector employers are adding statisticians and data analysts to their ranks but are having a difficult time finding qualified candidates, according to a new national survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA). The Jobs of the Future:...

Read More

Introducing the International Prize in Statistics

The Fields Medal and Abel Prize are two of the most prestigious awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics, but the field of statistics lacked any equivalent awards—until now. Statisticians today have the opportunity to earn a recently established, but equally renowned award, the International Prize in Statistics. Five major statistical organizations,...

Read More

Top Statisticians Answer Your Most Burning Questions About Careers in Sports Analytics

The ASA recently held a webinar about careers in sports analytics, covering topics from how to get a job as a sports statistician to understanding the types of problems they solve. Below are some of the most popular questions answered by the moderator, Scott Evans from Harvard, and panelists, Dennis Lock of the Miami Dolphins...

Read More


1 2 3 6