Tag: Women in Statistics

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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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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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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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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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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Quora Has Questions, Data Scientist Olivia Angiuli Has Answers

Olivia is a data scientist at Quora, the popular answer-and-question website that attracts 80 million monthly unique users. Olivia recently graduated with a dual bachelor’s degree in statistics and computer science. She spoke with us about why she chose statistics as a major and data scientist as a career. Did you always know you wanted...

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