Past KTU Programs - Kids' Tech University (KTU) at Ohio
Dr. Asuman TurkmenMarch 07, 2015
How do statistics help us make good decisions? | OSU Newark

An interactive session led by Dr. Asuman Turkmen

Assistant professor at The Ohio State University at Newark

This KTU event will be held at OSU Newark

Statistics is the art of gathering, analyzing and making conclusions from a collection of information called data. Even though you probably don't realize it, statistics makes your life better every day. Taking a trip to a place you've never been? Statistics helps you predict how cold it will be and plan what to wear. Riding the bus to school? Police officers have reviewed accident statistics to make the roads safer. Feeling sick? Your doctor will know what medicine will make you better because researchers have reviewed the data to figure out how well it works. You don't have to be a weather forecaster, police officer or medical researcher to use statistics to make good decisions. In this session, you will try out different methods for gathering data and create visuals (like charts) to understand it.

Dr. Turkmen, who was born in Adana, Turkey, earned an BS in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics from Cukurova University in Adena, Turkey. In 2008, she completed her PhD in Statistics at Auburn University. Her research has focused on two major areas: methods that deal with robust estimation and outlier detection and statistical genetics, specifically the identification of rare variant associations with complex diseases such as cancer.

Locations subject to change, updates will be provided closer to event date.