Tag: Statistics

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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Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Data

The lady with the lamp was also the lady who conducted pioneering and brave work as a statistician during a time when women were a rare presence in such fields. Florence Nightingale, one of the most prominent statisticians in history, used her passion for statistics to save lives of soldiers during the Crimean war, and do...

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Statistics in 2019: Our Top Highlights of the Year

It’s been another great year for statistics! Careers in statistics, the science of using data to make decisions, are still among the fastest-growing and top-paying jobs in the country. As data availability increases, there is a greater need for experts to interpret what it means—statisticians are in high demand in any sector, all over the...

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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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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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Preparing for Your First Statistics Job Interview? We’re Here to Help.

You spent long, sleepless nights studying for exams, reading textbooks cover to cover and finally earning your statistics degree – congratulations, you graduated! Now, it’s time to start the job hunt and nail your interviews. Wherever your search starts, This is Statistics is here to help. While it’s impossible to know exactly what will transpire during your interviews with prospective employers,...

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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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Good Luck, AP Statistics Students!

April showers bring May flowers—and if you are a high school student, Advanced Placement (AP) exams. This Week, AP Statistics students around the country will take their exam, setting them on a course for one of the fastest growing undergraduate degrees and in-demand skills for today’s job market. If you’re cramming right now, you’re in...

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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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