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Understanding the Differences Between SMU's Statistics Graduate Programs

November 8, 2018

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Today's Big Data Problem and the Need for Data Interpreters

June 28, 2018

A staggering 2.5 quintillion bytes of data enters the virtual sphere every day, according to IBM. This extreme influx of data has only appeared over the last two years, effectively drowning IT departments and data ...