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SEMINAR: Mathematics and Statistics colloquium

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Today's date is Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Staying relevant: claiming a space for Statisticians in Data Science Other events...
Despite Statistics being the traditional field for data analysis, people with formal statistical training form a relatively small segment of the Data Science community. Indeed, it is easy to conclude that the influence of Statistics on the field is waning: for instance, Python is slightly more likely than R to be stated as a requirement on Data Scientist job listings. Also, many of the recent exciting developments in Data Science have arisen from Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning areas that would be considered to be outside the gamut of traditional Statistical Methodology. This talk covers some of the unfair perceptions around Statistics as well as possible threats to the Statistical community posed by recent developments in the Data Science industry. Finally, a number of ways that the Statistical community can adapt to these changes will be discussed.
Speaker(s) Dr Melvin Varughese, IBM Research and University of Cape Town, South Africa
Location Blakers Lecture Theatre
Contact Ayham Zaitouny <[email protected]>
Start Thu, 03 May 2018 16:00
End Thu, 03 May 2018 17:00
Submitted by Ayham Zaitouny <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 02 May 2018 14:23
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