Tag: Data Science

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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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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Statistics Behind Fantasy Football: Prediction, Probability, and Pigskin

Since its inception in 1962, fantasy football has given both fans of America’s most popular sport, as well as statistics enthusiasts, the ability to manage a virtual NFL team while competing against friends, family or perfect strangers to see who will triumph.    At the start of the NFL season, fantasy football leagues host online drafts where participants select players to create...

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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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Statsketball Roundup: Statistics is Changing the Game

With NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament right around the corner, there’s no better way to prepare than to participate in our Statsketball challenge. Are you ready? In preparation of the competition, dive into these five articles showcasing how the field of statistics is shaping the way the sport is played: Data Analytics Have Made the NBA...

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From Spreadsheets to Headlines: A Day in the Life of Data Journalist Ryan Struyk

What is a data journalist? If you ask Ryan Struyk, data reporter and mobile producer at CNN Politics, it’s someone who can turn a data set into breaking news. Data reporters explain important issues, but instead of using human sources to break the news, they work with data sets. This is Statistics had the opportunity...

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What’s Going On In This Graph

This is Statistics is excited to share the latest “What’s Going On In This Graph?” feature from the New York Times Learning Network. Each month of the academic year, the Learning Network shares an infographic, stripped of its contextual information, from a recent New York Times article. It’s up to you to use your math, statistics and critical...

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Undergraduate Data Science Programs Are on the Rise—But Is the Degree Right for You?

Data science has been a hot topic in recent years, so it’s no surprise that undergraduate programs in the field are popping up across the country. But for what kinds of jobs are these degrees designed to prepare students? And, how are they different from degrees in related disciplines, like computer science or statistics? The...

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Women a Growing Force in Statistics and Data Science, Reports Washington Post

Unlike many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the field of statistical science attracts a relatively large share of women, even in leadership positions, Washington Post’s Brigid Schulte recently reported in “Women Flocking to Statistics.” “More than 40 percent of degrees in statistics go to women, and they make up 40 percent of the statistics...

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