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Highlighting Statistical Science Research at SMU

September 6, 2018

Because of the explosion of data from devices such as sensors, cell phones, and medical instruments, as well as from business processes, surveys, and social media, there is accelerating demand for specialists who are ...

Understanding the ATLAS Experiment: The World's Largest Research Effort

August 30, 2018

Physics is an exciting field with a wealth of groundbreaking research opportunities. What makes physics so exciting? It’s the study of the universe! It offers opportunities to discover the unknown and redefine the known ...

5 Careers to Pursue With Your Ph.D. in Physics

August 23, 2018

Often the first and sometimes only career that comes to mind when students consider pursuing their Ph.D. in Physics is a job in academia. Teaching at a college or university can be a noble and rewarding career – but ...

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. ...