“The beauty of conducting research in statistics is that you can apply it to whatever you want—even dark matter,” says Assistant Professor Sara Algeri. Algeri is using her PhD in the area of astrostatistics to explore our universe. She joined the faculty this past fall.
“To do well in any field, you have to be ready to learn and get out of your comfort zone,” says Sanhita Sengupta, the 2018 Statistics Alumni Fellowship recipient. Sengupta continues to make waves at the University of Minnesota during her time as a PhD candidate.
“It’s like playing tennis without a net. You always win,” says statistics professor Charles Geyer about conducting unethical research. Discover how Geyer and other professors at the University of Minnesota mobilize the open science movement to inspire appropriate research practices.
“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.