What Does a Career in Biostatistics Actually Look Like?

Biostatistician, Rafael Irizarry of Simply Statistics, was sent on a mission to recruit people for a graduate program, and “found that several [people] did not know about the existence of Departments of Biostatistics and most...

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Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Data

The lady with the lamp was also the lady who conducted pioneering and brave work as a statistician during a time when women were a rare presence in such fields. Florence Nightingale, one of the most...

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Quora Has Questions, Data Scientist Olivia Angiuli Has Answers

Olivia is a data scientist at Quora, the popular answer-and-question website that attracts 80 million monthly unique users. Olivia recently graduated with a dual bachelor’s degree in statistics and computer science. She spoke with us...

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What’s the Best Job in Business? Statistician, According to U.S. News & World Report

Move over marketing executive and finance director, and make room for statistician, the best job in business according to a recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News weighed factors such as salary,...

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Statistician Katherine Thompson Describes Her Path to the U.S. Census Bureau

The American Statistical Association recently spoke with Katherine Thompson, the Methodology Director of Complex Survey Methods and Analysis Group in the Economic Statistical Methods Division of the U.S. Census Bureau about her position as a statistician. Below...

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