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How Statistics is changing the world

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Even when data were relatively scarce in the 20th century, Statistics was already having enormous impact: think of the increase in global life expectancy due to randomised controlled trials, or the effect of the design of experiments on agricultural crop yields. These days, data are ubiquitous, and the potential of statistical methods is even greater, from driverless cars to medical imaging, and from climate change to cancer genetics. This talk will be a whistlestop tour of some of these developments, designed to highlight the demand and opportunities for well-trained, modern statisticians.

This talk is part of the The Archimedeans (CU Mathematical Society) series.

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