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

October 4, 2022

After earning his Ph.D. in Statistics in 1985 from the University of Chicago, Dr. Daniel Heitjan spent 30 years in academic biostatistics at various institutions, focusing mainly on collaborative and methods research. ...

Understanding the High Demand for Statisticians Across Industries

July 19, 2022

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 ...

What Is Biostatistics? A Look at a High Impact Field

February 6, 2020

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

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

June 27, 2019

A staggering 2.5 quintillion bytes of data enters the virtual sphere every day, according to IBM. Based on a report from DOMO, experts estimate that by 2020 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on ...

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 ...

Spotlight: Statistical Science Ph.D. Alumnus Charles South

October 9, 2018

Charles South graduated from SMU in May 2016 with his Ph.D. in Statistical Science. He worked at the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical School. Now, this fall he came back to SMU ...

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 ...