Meet a Statistician: This Week’s Facebook Live Host is Glen Wright Colopy
April 29, 2020
It’s the final week of April, which means Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MASAM) is coming to an end. While we celebrate statisticians every day, this month featured a special weekly Facebook Live Q&A spotlighting real statisticians.
Over the course of the month, statisticians from around the country in a wide variety of jobs chatted with students and teachers about their careers and how statistics plays a role in their daily lives. Our guests included:
- Sam Echevarria-Cruz, a professor at Austin Community College, who uses statistics to study social behaviors;
- Urban Institute Vice President and Chief Methodologist Rob Santos, who applies statistical principles to help researchers collect and analyze data for policy insights;
- Chris Franklin, the K-12 statistics ambassador for the ASA and retired professor, co-author of statistics textbooks and past chief reader for AP statistics exams; and
- Claire McKay Bowen, the lead data scientist for privacy and security at Urban Institute who develops algorithms to analyze data privacy.
Our final Facebook Live Q&A is tomorrow, Thursday, April 30, at 2pm ET. We’ll be chatting with Glen Wright Colopy, a data scientist with Cenduit, a company focused on clinical trials in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Glen is a machine learning scientist who has worked in the healthcare, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries since 2010. He joined industry full-time in 2018 after graduating from the Computational Health Informatics Lab (CHI) at the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME). He’s also the host of the health care technology podcast The Pod of Asclepius.
Tomorrow, Glen will be answering your questions about statistics in the health care technology world, machine learning, and what a career in data science can look like.
Thanks for joining us as we celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. With graduation season soon upon us, we hope these AMAs have inspired you to imagine where your own statistics future could lead you!
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