Tag: Data

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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Congratulations, 2019 Graduates!

Congratulations to all the 2019 high school and college graduates this season! The career opportunities for statisticians are steadily growing, projected to increase 34 percent over the next seven years. Even better, the field is frequently recognized as one othe very best careers for opportunity, salary and overall satisfaction. In 2019, those nods have included...

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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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Video: Statistics is For Everyone

Statisticians work across a range of diverse fields, including human rights advocacy, healthcare and journalism. And, as a Rochester Institute of Technology student Cho Yau says in our latest video: “Smart is the new sexy.” In this video, you’ll hear about the important role statistics plays in our lives from Cho and other professionals, including:...

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Calling All Students: Are You Ready for the 2018 Statsketball Tournament?

The countdown for the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament starts now, and it’s up to you to use statistics – the science of learning from data – to determine who will win in the 2018 Statsketball Tournament! If you’re a sports and stats fan, put your statistical theories and models to the test with two challenges:...

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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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Police Data Challenge: Winner Recommendations

The Police Data Challenge contest brought talented high school and undergraduate students across the nation to show their passion for the good statistics can do. With the Police Foundation’s efforts to make the information available, the 70 teams used real crime data sets from Baltimore, Seattle and Cincinnati police departments to analyze the best possible solutions for safer communities....

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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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Real or Fake News? Let Statistics Help: 7 Questions to Ask   

There is a lot of discussion today about whether the stories we see in the news are real or fake. Statistical thinking can help you assess the validity of reports, claims from a new study, or other conclusions flashing through your social media feed. Here are a few tips from statisticians – experts in the...

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