Ricardo Batista, MS 2019

Ph.D. Student, Research Assistant at Iowa State University

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

"Bayesian focus allowed me to cruise through Bayesian workload at ISU. Also, the Duke name predisposed people to hold me in high regard."

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

"Read "Statistical Inference" by Casella and Berger. For all the benefits of the Duke Stats program, I had to play catch-up on principles of data reduction, UMP, UMVUE, and convergence topics when I arrived at ISU."

Ricardo Batista