Amanda Cox will give a talk for the Public Lecture Series

The UW Graduate School will be hosting Amanda Cox for the Public Lecture Series to give a talk on Visualizing Doubt. In this talk, Cox will share The New York Times' latest work in communicating data and models to mass audiences. That work includes words, charts, and believing that uncertainty is a strength.

Amanda Cox is a 2005 graduate of the University of Washington (MA, Statistics) and a 2002 graduate of St. Olaf College. She is currently the data editor of The New York Times. She joined its graphics department in 2005, making charts and maps for the paper and its website. Since 2016, she has been the editor of The Upshot section, which offers an analytical approach to the day's news.

She is one of the top data visualizers in the world, as measured by surveys, Malofiej awards, or repeat conference invitations. Her work is admired across disciplines. She has been invited to speak before students of architecture, art, astronomy, biology, business, computer science, design, economics, education, English, epidemiology, journalism, law, mathematics, political science, psychology, and statistics.

Her talk will take place in Kane Hall, room 120 on May 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. There is free admission but seating is limited and registration will be required. Registration for this event will open on March, 4, 2020. Please stay tuned!

Sponsoring Departments

  • Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Sociology