“We look forward to working with researchers from any discipline where our contribution may add to the state of knowledge,” says Ansu Chatterjee, director of the Institute for Research in Statistics and its Applications. IRSA helps learners across fields engage with the value of statistics.
“Autonomy is what will allow exploration to explode in the future. With autonomy, human costs are significantly reduced while we are still reaping the benefits,” says Doctoral Dissertation Fellow Mitchell Kinney about what he learned at his NASA internship. Kinney was originally drawn to a degree in statistics because of the vast array of opportunities. See how Kinney has taken his statistical savvy to NASA and the NFL.
Statistics major Eliza Stougaard finds that an internship in search-engine marketing, where data meets storytelling, helps her to rekindle an affection for her major and for her liberal arts education.
The School of Statistics and Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of statistics/quantitative psychology.
Statistics Professor Hui Zou was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association “For fundamental contributions to high-dimensional statistics, machine-learning and statistical computing and for
Statistics professor Snigdhansu Chatterjee conducts statistical research of “big data,” which he has applied to a myriad of projects ranging from climate change to neurodegenerative diseases. “It’s pretty much the only way you can get any other science to operate,” Chatterjea says.
“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.