Jagdish Krishnaswamy, MS 1999

Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru, India

How has being a Statistical Science graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"My with the Department of Statistics and Decision Sciences (ISDS) to pursue the joint MS/Ph.D degree, were one of the most important and empowering years in my life and professional career. The wonderful diversity and rigor of intellectual discourse in the Nicholas School and the Statistics department on the complexity of environmental transformations as revealed through rigorous and cutting edge analyses has inculcated a life-long commitment to science and evidence based understanding of environmental problems that we are all facing locally, regionally and globally."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Statistical Science programs?

"Grapple with cutting edge problems across the social, economic and environmental sciences and use statistical tools that can provide information on wicked problems."

Jagdish Krishnaswamy