The American Statistician editorial team developed a special issue with a section focused on mentoring in support of statisticians and their professional practice. The issue was coedited by Erin Tanenbaum of NORC at the University of Chicago and Eric Vance of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Here, they answer a few questions about it.
“When I grow up, I want to be like Janet Norwood because she was a past president of [the] American Statistical Association. …She’s actually pretty neat.”
These are the words of a middle school student named Holly who lives in North Carolina. Janet Norwood, previous Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, visited Holly’s school in 2003 to talk about her work in the U.S. government. As someone who was a pioneer at heart, it is no surprise that Norwood would inspire the life of a …
Frank Nielson—a professor of computer science at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, and a senior researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.—interviewed C. R. Rao this past year to learn more about his life and work. Read about what he discovered.
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“My experience at the EPA made me something of a jack of all trades in using different statistical methods to address a wide array of problems, each with their own peculiarities and nuances. Many of my colleagues would probably emphasize the ‘master of none’ portion of that proverb when describing me.