statistics

Aug 23, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Feb 15, 2016  |  The Abstract

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.

Nov 23, 2015  |  Faculty and Staff

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).

May 13, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.

Apr 15, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Sep 24, 2014  |  Service and Community

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.

Oct 17, 2013

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.

Jun 4, 2013

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 […]

Feb 22, 2013

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.

Oct 29, 2012

In Particulate Matter, the Particulars Matter

When statisticians start talking about PM, they aren’t referring to political leadership. PM stands for particulate matter, and it’s important because it has a direct effect on the health and well-being of anyone who breathes. Statistician Montserrat Fuentes has built […]