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"Life after a Statistics Doctoral Program"
presented by the Department of Statistics at Columbia University

April 4th, 2008, 1-5pm
Columbia University in the City of New York


The Department of Statistics and its Ph.D. student body are co-sponsoring a conference about career paths for people with a doctoral degree in statistics. The objective of this conference is to enable Ph.D. students to learn about what kind of careers they can pursue after obtaining their degrees. The organizers have invited speakers from the academic world, business, and public sector, who will talk about their interesting careers and how their doctoral degree helped them.

This conference is primarily for PhD students in statistics, from any university.

The conference will consist of two successive panel discussions, followed by a reception. In the first panel, the speakers will talk about statistical careers in academia, while the second panel will focus on careers in nonacademic settings. Details about the conference schedule can be found here.

Speakers will include:
Eric Bradlow
The K.P. Chao Professor; Professor of Marketing, Statistics, and Education
Department of Marketing, The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Andreas Buja
The Liem Sioe Liong/First Pacific Company Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics, The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Guy Cohen
Pfizer
Naihua Duan
Department of Biotatistics
Columbia University
Andrew Gelman
Professor
Department of Statistics
Columbia University
Jennifer Hill
Assistant Professor
Department of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
Rebecka Jornsten
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
Rutgers University
Diane Lambert
Google
David Madigan
Professor
Department of Statistics
Columbia University
Martha Nason
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Christian Pasarica
Bear Stearns

Daniel Rabinowitz
Professor
Department of Statistics
Columbia University
Chris Volinsky
AT&T Labs

The conference will be held on the Morningside Campus of Columbia University. Details and directions to the campus.

Admission is free, however we ask that you register in advance. Participants will be reimbursed for their travel expenses up to $40. Click here to register.

This conference is co-sponsored by the Applied Statistics Center and the NYC Metro Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association.