I've recently been looking for top-of-the-line statisticians in a recruiting process for our company. Myself, I'm a Physics Engineering major. I gather that great mathematical statisticians have studied a bit different courses, and much more in depth.
When evaluating a candidate, are courses a good indicators of this person being excellent?
Preferably we're talking graduate or post-graduate level.
We're looking to fill roles of data miners, statistical modeling and data visualization. Thanks Chris, for the suggestion to clarify.