Tag: Career

Congratulations, 2020 Stats Grads!

Congratulations to all the 2020 high school and college graduates!  Although you are most likely to celebrate this special moment virtually instead of in an auditorium with your classmates, family, and friends, don’t forget to take the time to acknowledge your hard work and celebrate this amazing milestone in your life. Despite the unusual circumstances you graduate in amid the pandemic, an...

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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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Mike Baiocchi: Stats for Better World Health

For Mike Baiocchi, an assistant professor at Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University, statistics is an important part of improving health care. Mike studies causal inference and uses statistics to determine if certain humanitarian intervention efforts, like reducing rates of sexual abuse, are effective in communities. Much of his work is focused on improving the lives of...

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Statsketball 2019: Congratulations to our Winners!

In the 2019 Statsketball contest, students competed to predict the outcomes of both the 2019 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments using the power of statistics – the science of learning from data. This is the first year Statsketball has expanded to the women’s tournament, and in total, 367 student teams entered—our largest Statsketball to...

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Kelsey Warsinske: Why Statistics is the ‘Sexy Major’

Statisticians are passionate about what they do, and for Kelsey Warsinske, a data scientist at a Silicon Valley tech company, she’s always been encouraged to learn about statistics. Very early on, Kelsey was encouraged to of its applicability to many fields and companies, high pay and interesting day-to-day projects. We sat down with Kelsey to...

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Statistician: A 2019 Top Job in America

Looking for a career path that has potential for growth, pays well, is low stress and offers a healthy work-life balance? Statistician is ranked the best business job, period, and the second best job in America by U.S. News & World Report. UPDATE, April 2019: USA TODAY named “statistician” as the #5 top job in America...

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Public Health Data Challenge: Meet the Judges

ASA’s Public Health Data Challenge asks students to use their analytical and data visualization skills to create ideas that could help take steps toward resolving or reducing the national opioid crisis. As we inch closer to the November 12 submission deadline, we’d like to introduce the contest judges. Using the criteria described here, these public health...

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A Passion for Statistics: An Interview with Madhumita Roy

Madhumita found her passion for statistics, the science of learning from data, as an undergraduate economics student in India. She learned that among her other courses, statistics was the most useful and relevant subject that can be applied to any field of study. She then received her master’s in statistics from the Institute of Science...

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Are You Ready for the Statsketball Tournament 2018?

The 2018 Statsketball tournament is right around the corner. Are you ready for the competition? Statsketball 2018 is a statistical prediction contest to determine the stakes of this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament using statistics. To help you prepare, we’ve rounded up everything you’ll need to predict the outcome of the basketball tournament using statistics rather...

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The Role of Statistics in Human Rights Advocacy

This week, we celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Remembering his civil rights activism made us think about the many ways statistics contributes to modern human rights advocacy.   Statistician Megan Price is a great example of how powerful statistics can be in addressing social justice and human rights violations. Price works for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that collects...

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