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Doctor of Philosophy (from the Latin philosophiae doctor) is typically the highest level academic degree.

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Recommendations for Linear Algebra Self Study (PhD preparation)

This is my first post, so I do apologize if I’ve missed something important. I’m preparing to pursue a PhD in statistics, and I’ve recently realized that my linear algebra knowledge is not “up to par.”...
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Pre PhD preparation: What should I focus on? [closed]

I am going to start my PhD in Statistics next fall and I am currently studying some math (in part because I don't want to stay too much time without studying something and in part to be sure that I ...
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What role(s) does Statistical Computing / Computational Statistics play in Clinical Trials?

I am going to pursue a PhD in Statistics, and the two fields that I am really interested are Statistical Computing / Computational Statistics and Clinical Trials (mainly because I like doing ...
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Why are PhD programs in statistics coursework heavy relative to PhD programs in the basic sciences?

This might go better on academia stack exchange, but it seems probably the people who know the answer are on cross validated.. This is a pattern across the US. My classmates in, e.g., basic science ...
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Should I pursue a PhD in Statistics? [closed]

I am trying to decide whether or not I should take a PhD program in Statistics. I am not inclined to get a position at a university after my PhD, my goal is rather to get hired by Contract Research ...
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Relevance of a PhD with a quantitative psychology group for applied math

I first posted this question in academia.se, there it was suggested that I could try at the field's specific se. If it is off-topic for here, I will gladly remove it. My background is in mathematics, ...
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Good introductory Measure Theory Books & PhD Level Statistics Materials

I am about to complete my master's degree in Statistics at a very well-respected university and one which has a top 5 statistics department in the U.S. (all I have left to do is defend my thesis). I ...
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What areas of mathematical statistics are highly employable?

I'm about to finish my honours in statistics, and I really want to do a PhD because I find mathematical statistics extremely interesting. Areas of research I most want to do a PhD in are stochastic ...
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How can a PhD in Machine Learning and AI help you in a life out of Academia? [closed]

I have applied for a PhD in Computer Science. I do not however plan to become an academic afterwards. What I want to achieve is to try to commercialize my research by founding a startup or find a job ...
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Summer school on data mining & ML [closed]

I'm a PhD student in Physics and this summer I'd like to attend a one/two weeks summer school on data mining and machine learning. Do you have one to recommend? Thanks!
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What are hot research topics for PhD dissertation in Biostatistics?

I've been thinking of choosing research topics for PhD dissertation in Biostatistics. I wish to know some hot research topics in recent years. As far as I know, some hot research topics are: High-...
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How helpful is a quant job in Goldman Sachs for later PhD in Machine Learning? [closed]

I am a masters in Computer Science and am interested in pursuing a career in Machine Learning, possibly academic, in the long run. I have been offered a position related to Financial Modelling at ...
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Having a job in data-mining without a PhD

I've been very interested in data-mining and machine-learning for a while, partly because I majored in that area at school, but also because I am truly much more excited trying to solve problems that ...
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mathematics books for studying Econometrics PhD

I started my PhD study in Econometrics last month. Currently I am studying some compulsory course works (Probability theory and Statistical Inference), and also reviewing the literature in my field. I ...
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Advice For Graduate Students in Statistics

I have started my PhD in statistics this year, and I am looking for your best-practices, advice and (meta-advises) regarding how to grow and become a good academic researcher in the fields of ...