Future of Statistics Unconference


  • 30 October 2013
  • Simply Statistics
  • Organiser: Simply Statistics
  • Event Details

The unconference will be hosted on Google Hangouts and will be simultaneously live-streamed on YouTube. After the unconference is over Simply Statistics will maintain a recorded version for viewing on YouTube. Our goal is to compliment and continue the discussion inspired by the Statistics 2013 Workshop.

This unconference will feature some of the most exciting and innovative statistical thinkers in the field discussing their views on the future of the field and focusing on issues that affect junior statisticians the most: education, new methods, software development, collaborations with natural sciences/social sciences, and the relationship between statistics and industry.

The confirmed presenters are:

Daniela Witten, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington
Hongkai Ji, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
Joe Blitzstein, Professor of the Practice, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
Sinan Aral, Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist, RStudio
Hilary Mason, Chief Data Scientist at Accel Partners

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