Hal Varian’s “sexy statisticans” arrive 8 years earlier than predicted

October 7, 2011
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In 2009, Google’s chief economist Hal Varian said, “The sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians.”.

In 2009, Google’s chief economist Hal Varian said, “The sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians.”. Today, less than three years later, bit.ly’s chief scientist (and inspirational data analyst) Hilary Mason tweeted this:

Hilary Mason in Glamour

Glamour magazine, awesome! (Other articles in the current issue include, “What Sex Means to Men: 6 Deep, Dark Secrets” and “What your fave sex position says about you“.) Hal Varian, you way over-estimated how long it would take statisticians to get their sexy on.

Need more proof? You can see Hilary in her Data Science element in the video below, from last month’s Strata conference:

Congratulations, Hilary!

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