Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making
Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems.
New Approach to Determining How Atoms Are Arranged in Materials
Researchers have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of materials.
Sci and Spy: Studying Collaboration Between the Research and Intelligence Communities
When NC State and the NSA created the joint Laboratory for Analytical Sciences, they soon discovered that a funny thing happens when academic researchers collaborate with the intelligence community: they feel like they’re being spied on.
NC State Statistician Wilson Named AAAS Fellow
Statistics professor Alyson Wilson has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
New Project Tackles Genetic Switchboard for DNA
The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project, with help from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, is looking at the link between genetic variation and gene expression, to figure out how genetic variation impacts disease.
Researchers Can Trace Dust Samples Using Fungal DNA
Researchers have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The work offers law enforcement a new forensic biology tool.
Dialect Map Is Road to Success
Alumnus Josh Katz describes how his studies at NC State and an internship at the New York Times paved the way to a career in data visualization.
NC State Hosts Big Data’s Big Star
Nate Silver, who emerged during the 2012 presidential election as America's best-known statistician, discussed his field, his future plans and his philosophy before a lecture at NC State.
You Say Tomato, I Say Soda. Or Is it Pop?
Here’s a nifty new way of looking at some old regional differences in dialect. NC State graduate student Joshua Katz was looking for an idea for his end-of-year statistics project, when he came across interesting linguistics data from Dr. Bert […]
Not Your Average Statistician
Media coverage of the big data revolution has lots of people talking about statistics. Leading the discussion is NC State's Marie Davidian, who speaks softly but reaches a big audience.