ENBIS-17 in Naples

9 – 14 September 2017; Naples (Italy) Abstract submission: 21 November 2016 – 10 May 2017

Special Session: Young Statisticians Session

12 September 2017, 11:40 – 13:10


Submitted by
Kristina Krebs
Kristina Lurz (prognostica GmbH), Andrea Ahlemeyer-Stubbe (Ahlemeyer-Stubbe Data Mining and More), Anja Zernig (KAI GmbH)
As data scientists and statisticians, we are working in an interdisciplinary field that requires more than solely excellent knowledge about statistics. A crucial part of our work is the necessity to present ourselves and our work to other people - our colleagues during a talk at a conference, a person interested in one of our posters, a professor we would like to have as co-advisor for a PhD thesis or a future employer to whom we have to explain the advantages of employing a data scientist or statistician.
In circumstances like these, time is often limited to make a lasting impression. Imagine, at the beginning of a client’s meeting we need to present ourselves and our work appealingly and efficiently. If we do not come to the point, everyone gets bored and loses interest. It is up to each of us to use our time in the spotlight as efficiently as possible.
This Young Statisticians Session is an interactive session that consists of two interconnected parts: A presentation by an experienced professional statistician and consultant, Andrea Ahlemeyer-Stubbe, who talks about her experiences with respect to the do’s and don’ts in presenting oneself, as well as short example presentations by several colleagues. Together, we will be developing ideas and rules to improve our presentations/posters/elevator pitches, using the framework of a so-called world café.
If you would like to actively participate in the session by means of preparing a 3-minute presentation, please email us before the conference (kristina.lurz@prognostica.de). With your contribution, we are looking forward to a lively and informative session.

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