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What would you do to come up with a null distribution for a data set which had not been previously modeled?

Questions went the full way from some more algorithmic descriptions to biological questions about study design. The length of the process and diversity of the questions rather than any specific question was a bit tiring for me but it was also the first time in my life I did it.

Why do you want to switch fields? I got several software-related questions.

Finding duplicates in list, tree type question, machine learning approaches for the problem the team is working on (very high-dimensional), statistics problem

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Online Assessment with 3 coding problems. Data frames, Tree and two pointers.

I can not disclose the detailed questions as I signed the nondisclosure agreement. All the questions are in a way "designed" to learn about your thought process and your understanding concepts and your knowledge of math/statistics. .

what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

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Extremely rigorous questioning on science presented.

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