Emma Davies Smith (a.k.a. Emma Jean Smith) holds a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Western Ontario (Western University) and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Her current research interests include randomized controlled trials, semi and nonparametric statistical methods, missing data, causal inference, and data visualization.
When she’s not working on expanding her knowledge of statistics, she’s busy petting cats and unsuccessfully convincing her husband Ethan to let her adopt them, hiking, canoeing, and concocting indie and folk-rock playlists.
The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
– G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology