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Statistics + Video Games = A Perfect Match?

You’ve got to hand it to statisticians: they find new statistics applications all the time. Statistics and data analysis infiltrate many fields today, helping us better understand our world and make more informed decisions. Take Eric Laber, Associate Professor of Statistics at NC State. Laber figured out how to combine decision-making with his love for[…] Read More

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Course Spotlight: Statistical Thinking and Big Data

As you’ve seen in our previous blog posts, statistics has many applications in many different fields. We’ve already discussed the kinds of careers that graduates of NC State Statistics programs can enjoy and this month we’re taking a look at one of the courses that specifically prepares students for success in the real world: Statistical[…] Read More

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Statisticians Do What?! An Interview with Dr. Emily Griffith

We’ll let you in on a little secret: Even some statisticians who now have their PhDs didn’t initially recognize the range of opportunities that a degree in statistics would make available! Emily Griffith is a great example of one such statistician. “I always say that I ended up majoring in statistics in college because I[…] Read More

What does a cockroach have to do with statistics? Our interview with statistician Dr. Griffith makes the connection.
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Beyond the Spreadsheet: What Do Statisticians Do?

Picture this: A statistician fulfilling her day-to-day duties. Many people would automatically conjure an image of an overworked mid-level government employee with five Excel spreadsheets open on two monitors, coffee stains on her desk and bags under her eyes from reading too many numbers. While careers that leverage statistical expertise do require quite a bit[…] Read More

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