Data Scientist Creates Her Own Covid-19 Community Dashboard Despite Being Fired by the State of Florida

Poet Maya Angelou once said, “if you don’t like something, change it…” and that’s exactly what data scientist Rebekah Jones did. Dissatisfied with the way the Department of Health in the state of Florida was reporting Covid-19 statistics - Jones created her own dashboard to accurately depict infection and death rates in her state.

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'Winging it' Vs 'Statistical Reasoning' Part III: Results and Conclusions

It only seems right to wrap up my fantasy football trilogy so close to the Super Bowl. I wanted to find out how the experts did in their fantasy football leagues. Did they come out on top? Did they lose and have to subject themselves to a humiliating punishment? And after all of this – what can we learn about using statistics vs winging it when it comes to fantasy football leagues and similar games?

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How to Ensure Your Data Stays Private

With the rise of big data comes an increase of concern over data privacy. It’s no surprise that apps such as Facebook and Google, monitor your search histories and offer you advertisements based on content you’ve explored on the internet. While the companies who observe your search habits want you to think it’s just a coincidence, a majority of society has smartened up, taking matters into their own hands by limiting the amount of private data that a company can obtain.

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Starting Out in Data Science

Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, but every company should utilize data to understand their business better. I spoke to Chad Rummel, Executive Director of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) about what data means to him and how his organization is using statistics to succeed.

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