Imagine your first day of graduate school, and one of the first people you meet is Ray Carroll. It was Ray’s second year (and almost final year, as he only took two-and-a-half years to get a PhD), and right then you know that you have no chance. How on earth can someone compete in the Carroll arena? The secret? There is no competition. As the rest of this introduction shows, Ray Carroll is not only one of the best statisticians on the planet, he is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Much of his career has been spent mentoring young statisticians, and showing them how to solve real problems in meaningful ways.
KeywordsGraduate School Good Statistician Statistical Theory Real Problem Young Statistician
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