SenhorJose Posted September 22, 2012 Share Posted September 22, 2012 I am applying for Stats PhD programs (Fall 2013 entrance) and would appreciate a few opinions on my List I really enjoy most of statistics, but at the moment I think I will do some sort of statistical machine learning work. I am also pretty interested in bio/medical applications (considering UNC biostat, maybe other biostat programs?). So any comments particular to my interests would be greatly appreciated. My profile is something like: Undergrad: Public school, top 40-60(?) overall. Higher ranked in math/stats Majors: Applied Math, Computer Science Minor: Statistics GPA: 4.00 Domestic Student GRE: Haven't taken yet Math subject GRE: 820/990 (85th percentile) [G] means graduate course Math Courses: As and A+ in Calculus, Real Analysis (2 semesters), Abstract algebra, Linear algebra (lower division), Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis [G] currently taking Mathematical Modeling [G], Linear Control Theory [G] Statistics Courses: As and A+ in Easy Intro Stats, Math Stats (2 semesters), Stochastic Models [G], Regression Plus a smattering of computer science courses that aren't directly relevant to stats Research: Summer 2011 REU in mathematical biology, Summer 2012 REU in mathematical biology, Independent work in applied math (parameter estimation/optimization stuff, tangentially related to statistics) Presentations/Publications: 2nd author papers from summers 2011-12 are under review, given poster presentations at two national math conferences Other stuff: 2 years Math tutoring, currently grading many calculus exams... Letters: Good to excellent letter from summer 2012 mentor (very well known in the field); excellent letter from independent research advisor (full professor at my university); third letter undecided The Current List (in order of perceived levels of competition): Stanford Berkeley Washington Michigan Chicago Carnegie Mellon UNC (biostat) Columbia Purdue Ohio State Minnesota I'm thinking I'll apply to 8-12 in the end. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

m4thguYY Posted September 24, 2012 Share Posted September 24, 2012 I don't understand what you are asking for .. Your application seems to be about as strong as they get. Apply to every top 20 school you have an interest in attending (for faculty, research, etc) and go to the best suited one that you make. You seem to already have that plan according to your list, so you are on top of your game. Odd that you left out Harvard, thats usually on every list haha Only one biostat department after all that biomathematics work? AHGRE 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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