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Stats + Stories: How A Stats Legend Got His Start

Yoav Benjamini is the Nathan and Lily Silver Professor of Applied Statistics at the Department of statistics and Operations Research at Tel Aviv University.
via Stats and Stories

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

How do you become a statistician? You start out thinking you're going to study one thing, and then you end up studying something else. In this, Stats and Short Stories episode, John Bailer, Chair of the Department of Statistics at Miami University and regular panelists Rosemary Pennington and Richard Campbell from the Departments of Media, Journalism, and Film are joined remotely by Yoav Benjamini, The Nathan & Lily Silver Professor of Applied Statistics at Tel Aviv University. He was going to be an Urban Planner and do operations research, but then he saw the light. He became engaged and called to a career in statistics. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.