Alec Ashforth

“This summer of Data+ showed me that data science research is also interested in intensely analyzing and understanding outliers of a dataset, rather than just the averages. Many probability and statistics classes emphasize the mean, variation, and overall distribution of a dataset without paying too much attention to the outliers and asking if those outliers can really be explained by the same set of processes affecting 99%+ of the other data points. This summer of Data+ showed me that data science research is also interested in intensely analyzing and understanding these outliers.”
—Alec Ashforth
Identifying Extreme Events in Wholesale Energy Markets

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