The Master of Statistics Degree Program at XXXX University is extremely competitive. I have hope primarily because my grades are high in my last two years of study, especially in my Statistics classes. I have also acquired significant research experience as an undergraduate, demonstrating my drive and determination. For a variety of reasons, my grades were low for my first two years of study; once I resolved the issues that were pulling me down, however, I began to excel, and I feel very strongly that my grades for my last two years of the study speak much more clearly to my capacity to perform as a graduate student than the struggles that I successfully passed through during my first two years of study at Texas A&M as a Geophysics major, with my overall GPA rising from 2.7 to 3.3.
I see the statistician as primarily a problem solver. As I see it, the statistician is the one who is supposed to solve the problem - and help the employer who has the problem, issue, or challenge, to understand the result of the analyses of the situation in question. As I see it, the statistician must keep improving the methods to achieve what the employer wants. I keenly look forward to a lifetime of service as a statistician serving industry, development, and the advancement of technology.
The wedding of Mathematics and Physics is my first love, especially since high school. I declared my major to be Geophysics for the first two years of my undergraduate education but decided to change my major to Mathematics, which worked out better for me to form the solid, advanced foundation I would need to study statistics and data at the graduate level. I finished with a double major, earning a degree in Statistics and Math. I hope to be selected for the distinguished master's Program in Information Science at XXXX University for several reasons, mostly the location and the sheer excellence of your program.
I most enjoy discovering and coming to a fuller appreciation of relationships between data, the logic of data, and the relevance of this logic for ‘real-world’ applications. I enjoy working with data - collecting, cleaning, analyzing, and processing. Most recently, I have learned a great deal about financial data analysis using Python to scrap for valid financial data such as stock prices, interest rates, currency exchange rates, etc. - from various online resources. Nothing excites me more than statistical methods to analyze data better to understand business necessities and realities such as stock prices. I recently completed a paper entitled: “Comparison of test for interval-censored survival data,” where I enjoyed developing a rigorous focus on the two-sample test for interval-censoring data. After choosing the appropriate tests, I manually coded in R software to simulate the test and data set, testing each result. As a result of my efforts, by the end of the paper, I could say accurately: “For xx type data, it is best to use xxx type test….” I also use R software at my place of employment, a bioinformatics center, to build an R Shiny website where all users can upload their data to run the survival analysis. I look forward to a professional lifetime of analyzing high-dimensional data.
Thank you for considering my application for Statistics at XXXX.
MS Statistics Personal Statement of Purpose