Science journalists and applied statisticians are kindred spirits. Both require some of the same skills. You need to be able to synthesize and analyze a large amount of information, and boil it down to its essence. You need to communicate complicated ideas in a way that’s easy for nonspecialists to understand. And you’re trained to have a healthy sense of skepticism.
The band The Imposteriors will play three sets of music during this year’s JSM Dance Party and Lounge.To find out more about the group—which is made up of five statistics PhD academics who live in different cities—we asked them to tell us more about themselves.
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