Faculty Spotlights

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Ginger Holt

Ginger Holt

  • Earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Rice University, an M.S. in Statistics from Rice University, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University
  • Focus: Demand Forecasting, predictive analytics, time series analysis, resource allocation
  • Taught: Quantifying the World

“Communication of results is just as important as doing good analysis. The only way your business partners will make better decisions is if you, the data scientist, convince them of the importance of your findings and the impact they can make. Giving them an intuitive and concise explanation along with a measurable effect of how your analysis will improve the business is key.”

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