What is the purpose of an internship? For Taylor Aldridge, every internship she’s worked on has had offered the opportunity for her to learn a new skill and grow academically and professionally. It’s all added up to a successful career at the School of Statistics and a path to continue that success.
PhD candidate Dootika Vats has found success in her research on Markov chain Monte Carlo Algorithms, winning multiple awards. “When conducting research you are forced to think deeply about the problem, forced to question everything you are reading, forced to understand every detail.”
A relatively new club at the university, the Undergraduate Statistics Club (Stat Club) was founded with one purpose: to create opportunities outside the classroom for young statisticians to grow professionally and build towards a stronger, more connected statistics community.
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.
Pow! Bam! Whoosh! Nonprofits take heart. The graduate student statisticians of Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) are ready to do battle with those numbers for you and make them talk. Ready, set… Crunch!
Lynn Y.S. Lin (PhD '75, statistics) set a world standard in product-marketing research with his statistical model that incorporated consumer response data to forecast new-product sales. With eye for solving problems and penchant for big-picture thinking, Lin relishes in the challenges of statistics and its broad application.
Ph.D. candidate in statistics Lindsey Dietz studies climate change, hoping to "reconcile the complexity of the problems with methods that provide tractable answers" and to help lead to a better understanding of climate change and how to adapt to its effects.