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Award-Winning Movies: Statisticians in Hollywood

Even though statistics are rarely front and center of memorable films, behind the scenes of films on the big and small screens, statistics professionals are the industry’s rising stars. A new generation of movie crunchers...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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