Joyce Cahoon is a third year PhD student in the department of statistics at North Carolina State University, advised by Dr. Ryan Martin. Her interests lie in the foundations of statistical inference and high-dimensional problems. Before coming to NC State, she received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and Economics at Duke. She cares a lot about STEM ed and teaches introductory stats.
Will Eagan is a Ph.D. student in Purdue University’s Department of Statistics. He is advised by Dr. Bruce A. Craig. His research area is Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, but defines himself broadly as an applied statistician. He is a winner of the 2018 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Scholarship Award. Recently, he was elected president of the Statistics Graduate Student Organization at Purdue. He founded the Purdue Student Chapter of ASA and served as president for two years. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from Hamilton College, and completed his senior thesis on applied bayesian statistics in the Physics department. He enjoys teaching undergraduates probability and statistics.
Sarah Robinson is a first year PhD student in the department of statistics at Rice University. She is supported by a National Institutes of Health Biostatistics Training Grant. Her interests lie in statistical applications to genetic and microbiome data. She received her B.S. in Statistics with a minor in Genetics from the University of Georgia.
Sara Stoudt is a fourth year PhD student in the University of California, Berkeley Statistics department advised by Professors Will Fithian and Perry de Valpine. She specializes in environmental and ecological applications of statistics and is involved in teaching writing for statistics with Professor Deb Nolan. She is supported by a National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellowship with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and was part of the Data Science for the 21st Century: Environment and Society Training Program her first two years at Berkeley. Sara graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics from Smith College.
Nick Thieme is a research fellow at the University of California, and freelance science and tech reporter. His work focuses on AI regulation, cybersecurity, and pharmaceuticals. He was the 2017 AAAS Mass Media Fellow at Slate Magazine, and will be spending this summer with New America’s Open Technology Institute as a data journalist. His writing has appeared in Slate Magazine, BuzzFeed Magazine, Undark Magazine, and Significance Magazine.