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Dennis Sun is on a mission to make statistics more relatable

In this feature article from the School of Humanities and Sciences website, our incoming data science program director describes his ambition to help students see how statistics, data science, and probability apply to their everyday lives by infusing introductory courses in these subjects with relatable examples, and even a lot of fun.

“When I started as a doctoral student at Stanford, if I told someone I was a statistician, I’d get comments like, ‘statistics, oh I hated that course,’” Sun said. “I think that’s changing. More often you hear, ‘I love my stats course.’”