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Interview with Carey Huh

on November 20, 2019

Carey is a UC Irvine researcher in neuroscience. More specifically she studies the visual parts of the brain in mice. She also has a side project where she has been learning about university students, their learning styles and career motivations. As part of her work, she uses R a lot for data exploration, statistical analysis, data visualization and some simple modeling. 1) What does data science mean to you? Data science means to explore, analyze and think critically about data and to be able to to glean meaningful insights from data.

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Interview with Greg Falleto

on November 20, 2019

Greg Faletto is a research assistant and PhD student in the Statistics group of the Department of Data Sciences and Operations at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. Greg’s research broadly focuses on feature selection, machine learning, and applied statistical methods for business and social science. Over the past decade Greg has developed original data science models for companies like Live Nation and ZipRecruiter, and his team won “Best Model” at the Orange County R Users Group Hackathon 2019 for their predictive model that correlated regional health outcomes with the presence of water pollutants in California.

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Interview with Alan Dipert

on November 19, 2019

Alan is a software engineer on the Shiny team at RStudio. In his 10+ years of experience in software development, he has helped build web applications, reporting pipelines, and many things between, including stints as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army and presidents of non-profit hacker and maker organizations. When his is not working, he likes to spend his time reading or being with his family. He holds a B.

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Interview with Olga Korosteleva

on November 19, 2019

Olga is a statistician by education and trade. She received her Ph.D. in statistics from Purdue University in 2002, where she taught statistics courses as a teaching assistant for six years. For the past 17 years she has been working as a professor of Statistics at Cal State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She has authored/co-authored 15 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, mostly in applied fields (kinesiology, nursing, and health sciences), including four books (clinical trials, minimax theory, nonparametric statistics, and advanced regressions).

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