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Three cross country skiers stand in a snowless woods dressed in race bibs

On Purpose: Portrait of Statistics

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.
Singdhansu Chatterjee standing in front of Ford Hall on the east bank campus

An Institute’s Bright Future: Paving the Way for Collaboration and Engagement

Singdhansu Chatterjee, director of the Institute for Research on Statistics and its Applications (IRSA), has a bright future in mind for the institute and its involvement in the surrounding community. Grounded in three major applications of data science in nature, society, and theory, the institute plans on hosting various workshops and events to foster collaboration between different fields.
Statistician Lindsey Dietz poses

Predict and Prepare: Severe Weather

PhD Candidate Lindsey Dietz sees herself as part of a burgeoning moment in researching extreme climatic events. Her research aims to have real-world applications by helping communities and states prepare for these extreme events. Lindsey’s studies shows the ability of statistical research to not only have theoretical implications, but be applied in truly tangible and monumental ways.