Curious About Statistics Careers? Ask Us Anything on Reddit!
June 4, 2020
Statistics isn’t what you think it is! With a career in statistics, the science of learning from data, you can change the world, have fun, satisfy curiosity and make a good salary.
As students graduate and plan their career paths all over the country, we’re celebrating with Reddit to host an AMA focused on the wide variety of career opportunities an education in statistics can make available to you.
Join us on the Reddit Ask Science thread on Monday, June 8, from noon-1pmET. Bring your questions!
Demand for statisticians is on the rise, and careers in statistics are consistently on best jobs lists. Best of all, statistics applies to just about any field, so you can apply it to a wide range of personal passions. Just ask our real-life statisticians to learn more about the opportunities!
Our AMA panel features statisticians in cancer research, sports analytics, data journalism, and more! They’re eager to answer your questions about how statistics opens doors for exciting careers.
The panelists include:
- Olivia Angiuli—Research scientist at SignalFire; former Ph.D. student in statistics at UC Berkeley; former data scientist at Quora
- Rafael Irizarry—Applied statistician performing cancer research as professor and chair of the Department of Data Science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, professor at Harvard University, and co-founder of SimplyStatistics.org
- Sheldon Jacobson—Founder professor of computer science, founding director of the Institute for Computational Redistricting, founding director of the Bed Time Research Institute, and founder of Bracket Odds at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Institute, and founder of Bracket Odds at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Liberty Vittert— TV, radio and print news contributor (including BBC, Fox News Channel, Newsweek and more), professor of the practice of data science at the Olin Business School at the Washington University; associate editor for the Harvard Data Science Review, board member of board of USA for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the HIVE.
- Nathan Yau—Author of Visualize This and Data Points, and founder of FlowingData.com.
Get your questions ready, and we’ll see you on Reddit!
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