Invited Speaker Series

The Department of Statistics sponsors the Invited Speakers Series.  Faculty, staff, and students are able to engage with prominent members of the statistics community.

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Stats and Stories

  • Stats and Short Stories: Playing a risky game

    Episode 46: Playing a risky game

    Release Date: 12/01/2017

    Guest:David Banks

    David Banks is a statistician at Duke University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a former editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistics and Public Policy . His major areas of research include risk analysis, syndromic surveillance, agent-based models, dynamic text networks, and computational advertising.

  • Stats and Stories: ​Thankful for a bountiful harvest - how bountiful was it and who produced it?

    Linda YoungEpisode 45: ​Thankful for a bountiful harvest - how bountiful was it and who produced it?

    Release Date: 11/20/2017

    Guest:Linda Young

    Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development ofUSDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service . She oversees efforts to continually improve the methodology underpinning the Agency's collection and dissemination of data on every facet of U.S. agriculture. She works on the surveys designed to characterize agricultural activity in the US.

     
  • Stats and Short Stories: Growing surveys - building an agricultural census

     

    Episode 44: Growing surveys - building an agricultural census

    Release Date: 11/06/2017

    Guest:Linda Young

    Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development ofUSDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service . She oversees efforts to continually improve the methodology underpinning the Agency's collection and dissemination of data on every facet of U.S. agriculture. She works on the surveys designed to characterize agricultural activity in the US.

  • Stats and Stories: Why Don't People Like My Graphs?

    Alberto Cairo

    Episode 43: Why Don't People Like My Graphs?

    Release Date: 10/17/2017

    Guest:Alberto Cairo

    Alberto Cairo @albertocairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami. He's also director of the visualization program at UM's Center for Computational Science. He's the author of The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization and The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication . He also writes regularly about visualization in his personal blog . He has been director of visualization at news publications in Spain (El Mundo) and Brazil (Globo magazines,) and he's currently a consultant for companies such as Google and Microsoft. Cairo also organizes two annual conferences, the Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium , and VizUM.

Alumni Interviews

  • Brian Sampsel

    Class of 2003

    "A Fantastic Education"

  • Bryan Bell

    Class of 2004
    "Work Your Hardest in Whatever You Do"

  • Lisa Werwinski

    Class of 2013
    "The Meaning of Love and Honor"