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Activity Number: 480 - Modernizing the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #322338
Title: Industry Expectations for Statistics Graduates
Author(s): Hilary Parker*
Companies: Stitch Fix
Keywords: data science ; industry ; ab testing ; recommender systems ; human in the loop ; demand modeling

Stitch Fix is an ecommerce site that delivers personalized recommendations to customers, helping them discover what they love. Behind that effort are almost 80 data scientists from a large variety of backgrounds. As a team, we work on myriad problems which include optimizing our styling algorithm that acts as a first pass through our inventory, perfecting our stylist-facing interface for our unique "human in the loop" problem, analyzing changes to our site using A/B testing, and accurately modeling demand. In this talk, I will discuss the various roles on the team, as well as the foundational skills that can be taught to set students up for success.

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