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Sophomore Rachel Chen standing by an NC State sign.

May 22, 2019

Statistically, a Good Bet

Goldwater Scholar Rachel Chen fell in love with math in high school and quickly moved on to the more applied version: statistics. 

NC State University sign on metal gateway.

Jan 3, 2019

Using Economic Theory to Address Funding Scarcity – A Q&A With Kevin Gross

Statistician Kevin Gross talks about problems with the current model for research funding, and how the ‘theory of contests’ might alleviate some of those issues. 

voting sign

Nov 1, 2018

Building Better Predictions From Polls

Inaccurate 2016 election predictions weren’t due to shy voters or flawed surveys, but to excessive averaging over multiple polls. An NC State statistician proposes a better model. 

Apr 18, 2018

Davidian Wins ASA Founders Award

Marie Davidian has received one of the top honors from the American Statistical Association. 

Jan 10, 2018

Stefanski Named Head of Statistics

Len Stefanski, a longtime NC State professor and prominent statistician, will lead a thriving department. 

Feb 6, 2017

Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making

Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems. 

Aug 23, 2016

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

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. 

view of university gateway sign from ground up.

Nov 23, 2015

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). 

view of university gateway sign from ground up.

May 13, 2015

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

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. 

Katz in front of crowd at library.

Sep 24, 2014

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 Vaux of Cambridge University. Vaux had collected data on regional dialects in the U.S. via a… 

Marie Davidian at window of SAS Hall.

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.