Katie Burak, Assistant Professor of Teaching, MDS Vancouver

Master of Data Science Vancouver Katie Burak Headshot

“The MDS program provides students the tools they need to tackle real-world problems in a variety of industries. Focusing on both theoretical and applied aspects of data science, the faculty at MDS strive to prepare students to be successful outside of the classroom.”

Katie completed her PhD in Statistics at the University of Alberta where her academic work focused on increasing the computational efficiency of nonparametric approaches such as bootstrapping using concentration of measure. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Mathematics and Statistics, respectively. Katie has a passion for statistical outreach and education and has organized a variety of outreach events in her community. Additionally, she is interested in investigating modern pedagogical methods and best teaching practices in the field of data science.