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Nicholas Horton

Beitzel Professor of Technology and Society and Professor of Statistics at Amherst College

Published onApr 10, 2020
Nicholas Horton

Nicholas Horton is Beitzel Professor of Technology and Society and Professor of Statistics at Amherst College. His research involves the development and application of statistical methods with applications in psychiatric epidemiology and substance abuse research. Much of his work in recent years has focused on statistics and data science education. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Assocation for the Advancement of Science and recipient of the ASA's Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service. He has held numerous leadership positions including Chair of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies and chair of the ASA Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Science workgroup. Nick serves on the National Academies Committee for Applied and Theoretical Statistics and is a co-author of the recently published "Undergraduate Data Science: Opportunities and Options" consensus study report.

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