Thursday, November 5, 2015

More on statisticians in data science

The November issue of AMSTAT News has published an opinion piece by yours truly on the identity of statisticians in data science. My piece starts on page 25 of the print version. The online version is here. A quote:

I am not convinced that statistics is data science. But I am convinced that the fundamentals of probability and mathematical statistics taught today add tremendous value and cement our identity as statisticians in data science.
Please read the whole thing.


  1. Statistics is different from Data Science. Data Science uses Statistics as one of the many tools in their toolbox in addition to other tools from Mathematics, Computer Science, and so on. There is and will always be a distinct and foundational role of Statistics and Statisticians 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Goes to School How we practice as Statistician depends on the industry/business focus of our applications.