Statistical Sciences ARES: Robert Gould

When and Where

Monday, October 23, 2023 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ontario Power Generation
9-700 University ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X6


Join us at the Statistical Sciences Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES) with

Robert Gould

Academic Administrator
Department of Statistics
University of California, Los Angeles

Free Hybrid (In-person/Online) Event | Registration Required

Talk Title

K-12 Data Science and Statistics Education: the View from California


For decades now, statistics educators have worked to achieve wide-spread statistical literacy. And now, well before the task is accomplished, along comes Data Science Education. I’ll explain why, from my perspective, this term is more than just a new label for an old thing, describe updates to the American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Pre-K-12 report, and give a brief overview of a high school data science course that I helped design and propagate. I’ll also discuss currents in California pushing back against data science (and statistics) education.

Speaker Profile

I received a PhD from UC San Diego in 1994. Before that, I received a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College in 1987. I have been employed at UCLA since 1994 and have served as the vice-chair of undergraduate studies for the department of Statistics (now Statistics and Data Science) since its founding in 1998. I have the co-author and faculty advisor for the Introduction to Data Science Project and co-author of an introductory statistics book published by Pearson. I currently serve on the ASA/NCTM joint committee and am the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, and am founder of the ASA DataFest competition.

Contact Information


9-700 University ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X6