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"Is the Statistics Profession Prepared for the World of Big Data?", Dr. Robert N. Rodriquez

From April 07, 2017 15:30 until April 07, 2017 17:30
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Robert N. Rodriques
Statistics and Analytics Division of SAS
American Statistical Association

Title:  Is the Statistics Profession Prepared for the World of Big Data?

Abstract:  The demand for statistical skills has never been greater in areas of business, government, and research where customer value, policy-making, and scientific discovery are increasingly driven by new sources and novel uses of data. According to McKinsey Global Institute, the United States alone will face a shortfall of 140,000 to 190,000 “deep analytical positions” by 2018.  This demand is the result of five trends: the growth of business analytics, the phenomenon of Big Data, the arrival of data science, the power of distributed computing, and the prevalence of unstructured textual data.  In response to these trends, we must differentiate the contributions of statisticians from those of data scientists.  Training the next generation of statisticians with the technical and leadership skills needed in emerging areas of practice will equip them for unprecedented career opportunities and impact.


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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca