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Sep 15, 2014

Interview Question for Data Analyst at PayScale:

“Certain statistical questions regarding how to account for error in your normal statistical distribution”

Jun 24, 2014

Interview Question for Statistical Analyst/Programmer at Northwestern University:

“The most difficult questions were about bioinformatics techniques. If you work in -omics data (proteomics, genomics, etc), this shouldn't be a problem for you.”

Mar 13, 2014

Interview Question for Software Developer Intern at GoDaddy:

“My on-campus interview had tough question about displaying the top 10 tweets (from the whole world) from the previous day on a website.”

Feb 28, 2014

Interview Question for Intern at Allstate:

“How do you know what kind of data to use when performing statistical analyses? (Can't remember the exact wording, but it was essentially this.)”

Sep 12, 2013

Interview Question for Data Scientist at Facebook:

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“You're about to get on a plane to Seattle. You want to know if you should bring an umbrella. You call 3 random friends of yours who live there and ask each independently if it's raining. Each of your…”

Aug 13, 2013

Interview Question for Analytics Engineer at Answers Corporation:

“1. What is the Central Limit Theorem?
2. If X is a Random Variable distributed with mean u_x, Variance s^2_x and Y is an independent Random Variable distributed with mean u_y, variance s^2_y…”

May 21, 2013

Interview Question for Senior Director of Insurance Analytics at TransUnion:

“I was asked different brain teasers and random statistical questions. Tell me about some non-normal distributions.”

Mar 19, 2013

Interview Question for Research Analyst at Reinsurance Group of America:

“How do you see yourself in 5 years? What's is your long-term goal?”

Mar 6, 2013

Interview Question for Data Fellow at Achievement First:

“Give an example of STATA analysis that you have done.”

Jun 29, 2012

Interview Question for Data Warehousing at

“Asked what type of information you would want to gather to determine if a product that was recently launched was successful.”