Our guest today is a multi-talented native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina who is not only a cellist, composer, and singer; but a statistician and data scientist who has helped empower learners from all over the globe by breaking down complicated Statistics and Machine Learning topics into small, bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand.
He’s earned a Bachelors’ degrees in Music Theory and Composition as well as Computer Science from Oberlin College, and a PhD in computational bio-stuff from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In addition to the creative work he’s done composing soundtracks for several independent films, television commercials, and modern dance productions he’s served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where his work focused on developing novel statistics and visualization methods for high-throughput sequencing technologies.
However, you might better recognize him from YouTube where he’s been creating videos since May 2011 as StatQuest - focusing on creating educational and entertaining videos that demystify the complex concepts from statistics, machine learning, and data science into small,simple, easy-to-understand steps.
As StatQuest he’s beloved by his audience of nearly 270,000 subscribers and 12.6 million viewers for not dumbing down the material, and instead building you - the learner - up so that you are smarter and have a better understanding of Statistics and Machine Learning.
So please, help me in welcoming our guest today with a thunderous DOUBLE BAM! - Dr. Joshua Starmer
August 10th, 2020 | Season 4 | 54 mins 54 secs
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Today we get an opportunity to speak with the man behind StatQuest - Dr. Joshua Starmer!
We learn about his journey into statistics, his creative process, and what it's like creating a StatsQuest video!