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Fostering Interdisciplinary Conversations between Graduate Students

August 17, 2018

Note: Asiel Sepúlveda, a Ph.D. Fellow in Art History, and Ángel J. Gallardo, a Religious Studies graduate, contributed this article to our blog. One of the great rewards of graduate school is meeting like-minded ...

Thinking About Graduate Studies in Statistics? Advice from a SMU Statistics Professor

August 9, 2018

Dr. Hon Keung Tony Ng received his B.Sc. (Hon.) and M.Phil. in Statistics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his M.Sc. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Mathematics (specialized in Statistics) from McMaster ...

What Is Biostatistics? A Look at a High Impact Field

August 2, 2018

What do you know about biostatistics? Chances are, not a lot. Many people have various misconceptions about the field of biostatistics, and even those who are vaguely familiar with it may not be aware of the details of ...

Here's How Ph.D. Students Get Their Research Published

July 26, 2018

The old adage in academia is “publish or perish,” and there is some truth in this saying. Academics are seeking to do cutting-edge research in their discipline, and the way to share this research is through publication. ...

Understanding the High Demand for Statisticians Across Industries

July 19, 2018

Developing new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry, analyzing data in court cases, contributing to federal policy making, consulting on complex engineering projects — did you know that each of these careers is a ...

4 Tactics to Help You Build a Professional Network While Getting Your Ph.D.

July 12, 2018

No man is an island, and researchers are no exception to this rule. Having a network of colleagues is crucial both in accomplishing your work and for professional advancement. If you do great work but no one knows about ...

Why Study Statistics? Learn from the Director of SMU’s Biostatistics Ph.D.

July 5, 2018

Dr. Daniel Heitjan is the current director of the SMU/UT Southwestern Biostatistics Ph.D. program. Having earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1985 from the University of Chicago, Heitjan ...