The statistics identity crisis: am I really a data scientist?

Jeff Leek






Tl;dr: We will host a Google Hangout of our popular JSM session October 30th 2-4 PM EST. 


I organized a session at JSM 2015 called “The statistics identity crisis: am I really a data scientist?” The session turned out to be pretty popular:

Packed room of statisticians with identity crises at #JSM2015 session: are we really data scientists?

— Dr Ruth Etzioni (@retzioni) August 11, 2015

but it turns out not everyone fit in the room:

This is the closest I can get to @statpumpkin’s talk. #jsm2015 still had no clue how to predict session attendance.

— sandy griffith (@sgrifter) August 11, 2015

Thankfully, Steve Pierson at the ASA had the awesome idea to re-run the session for people who couldn’t be there. So we will be hosting a Google Hangout with the following talks:

‘Am I a Data Scientist?’: The Applied Statistics Student’s Identity CrisisAlyssa Frazee, Stripe
How Industry Views Data Science Education in Statistics DepartmentsChris Volinsky, AT&T
Evaluating Data Science Contributions in Teaching and ResearchLance Waller, Emory University
Teach Data Science and They Will ComeJennifer Bryan, The University of British Columbia

You can watch it on Youtube or Google Plus. Here is the link:

The session will be held October 30th (tomorrow!) from 2-4PM EST. You can watch it live and discuss the talks using the hashtag   or you can watch later as the video will remain on Youtube.