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Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

Department of Statistical Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.; School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; RStudio, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Published onApr 10, 2020
Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel


Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel is Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh, Data Scientist and Professional Educator at RStudio, and Professor of the Practice and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Statistical Science and an affiliated faculty in the Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures program at Duke University. Mine’s work focuses on innovation in statistics and data science pedagogy, with an emphasis on computing, reproducible research, student-centered learning, and open-source education as well as pedagogical approaches for enhancing retention of women and under-represented minorities in STEM. She organizes American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest, an annual international two-day data science competition. Mine works on the OpenIntro project, whose mission is to make educational products that are free, transparent, and lower barriers to education. She also teaches the popular Statistics with R Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on Coursera as well as numerous other online courses. Mine is the Chair of the ASA's Section on Statistical Education. In 2018 Mine received the David Pickard Teaching Award and in 2016 the ASA Waller Education Award. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) Best Paper Award in the Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences and the 2014 Duke University David and Janet Vaughan Brooks Award for Teaching Excellence.

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