“My CLA degree taught me how to learn quickly and think critically,” says TheanCheat Lim, a recent statistics alum. His double major in statistics and psychology made him an attractive job candidate to a Twin Cities insurance company.
After earning a PhD in engineering sciences at Harvard University, Assistant Professor Jie Ding has finally returned to his roots in fundamental mathematics. This field brought him to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Statisticians, the original data scientists, stand ready to interpret the information of the digital age. In less than three years we will be producing over 1.7 megabytes of new information every single second for every human being on the planet. This new information, along with the vast amount of information that has already been collected, ranges from the mundane to the extraordinary.
Assistant Professor Lan Liu’s interest in statistics happened by chance, but she hasn’t looked back since. Involved in infectious disease research, statistical consulting, and causality research with the FDA, Liu has seen firsthand the real-world challenges statistics can overcome.
Seniors Sabrina Li and Ryan Lerch participated on an analytics team for the College of Liberal Arts’ First-Year Experience, looking at how a first-year student’s demographic background affects their sense of belonging.