Category: Career

Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month: Meet a Statistician Series

It’s Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MASAM), and This is Statistics is celebrating all month long with a Facebook Live series spotlighting real statisticians in a wide range of fields—the perfect addition to your digital classroom! Join us every Thursday through April at 2pm ET for a live session with a real statistician! Learn how...

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Chen Teel: Statistics for Personalized Gaming at Electronic Arts

Chen Teel: Statistics for Personalized Gaming at Electronic Arts When we say that statistics is used even in the most unlikely places and across every industry — we really mean everywhere. Chen Teel is senior manager of data science at Electronic Arts, the video game company that created “Battlefield,” “The Sims,” “Need for Speed,” and...

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Ming Li: Turning Big Data into Action at Amazon

Amazon continues to innovate and become more efficient in its customer service, packaging and overall business. And statisticians are helping to do it! Ming Li, a research scientist at Amazon, uses data and statistics to help the company answer questions and make important business decisions. We talked with Ming about his journey in statistics and...

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Preparing for Your First Statistics Job Interview? We’re Here to Help.

You spent long, sleepless nights studying for exams, reading textbooks cover to cover and finally earning your statistics degree – congratulations, you graduated! Now, it’s time to start the job hunt and nail your interviews. Wherever your search starts, This is Statistics is here to help. While it’s impossible to know exactly what will transpire during your interviews with prospective employers,...

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Stats in Action: How One Data Journalist Writes an Article 

Nick Thieme is an AAAS Mass Media Fellow with the sponsorship of the American Statistical Association, working at Slate Magazine over the summer months. Through this series, he gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of his journey as a statistician and data journalist.  Over the last 10 weeks, I’ve written about robot soccer tournaments, fidget spinners, and whether AI is...

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JSM: What Happened at the Biggest Statistics Event in North America

From July 29 to August 3, statisticians from all over the globe made their way to the annual Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM), the biggest event for statistics in North America, organized by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and other leading statistics organizations. The event brought together 6,500-plus professionals across academia, industry and government. More than...

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Join This is Statistics for One of the Largest Statistical Events in the World

  This Saturday through next Thursday, more than 6,000 professionals from 52 countries will meet in Baltimore, MD, to discuss our favorite subject: statistics. The 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), the annual gathering of the global statistical community, offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities...

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Stats in Action: 3 Data Journalism Skills I’ll Take Back to Grad School

Nick Thieme is an AAAS Mass Media Fellow with the sponsorship of the American Statistical Association, working at Slate Magazine over the summer months. Through this series, he gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of his journey as a statistician and data journalist.  At Slate, I just submitted a story about fireworks, a second story about...

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Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month: Young Pro Roundup

Looking back on the first ever Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, we are excited to be a part of this event as statistics is brought to the forefront. We’ve been celebrating with a look at young professionals who are putting their statistics skills to work in a wide range of exciting careers and sharing their advice...

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Going Greener with Statistics: National Environmental Education Week

From April 23 to 29, it’s National Environmental Education Week (NEEW)! The National Environmental Education Foundation, the organization behind NEEW, as well as other environmental organizations, are harnessing the power of big data analysis to measure climate change and other weather related events. Even better, the insights they glean are helping to find ways to...

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