Joanna McKenzie sits down with Liberty Vittert in this edition of The Data Lab’s podcast. Liberty is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University in the Department of Statistics beginning summer of 2019. She is a graduate of MIT as well as Le Cordon Bleu Paris and the University of Glasgow. Her current statistical research involves using facial shape analysis to help children with facial deformities and victims of warfare, and she discusses this at length in the podcast.
Liberty is a regular TV and Radio contributor to many news organizations including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, PBS, and FNC, as well as having her own TV series on STV (ITV). Her opinion editorials feature regularly in outlets such as Popular Science, US News, Newsweek, Business Insider, International Business Times, CBS News, The Conversation, and Fox News. As a Royal Statistical Society Ambassador, BBC Expert Woman, and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, Liberty is writing a series of popular science books on how to lie with numbers from the viewpoint of multiple professions. She is also an Associate Editor for the Harvard Data Science Review and is on the board of USA for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
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