This paper is from Session 4K: Curriculum and unique approaches for statistics discipline in various departments and centers at Japanese Private Universities
which comes under Topic 4: Improving teaching and capacity in statistics education
Paper 4K1 (Monday 9th, 11:00-12:30)
Statistical education in department of industrial and management systems engineering of Waseda university
- Yasushi Nagata (Waseda University, Japan)
Industrial and management systems engineering is an academic field in designing, constructing, operating, managing, and utilizing functional systems in society such as production, logistics, transportation, information communication, and service. In the department at Waseda University, we consider these functional systems as the targets of research and education, and five viewpoints, “quality,” “time,” “profit,” “human,” and “environment” are set as the evaluation axes. In recent years, the need for data scientists is rising. It is said that three skills are required for the data scientist, namely: business skills, IT skills, and statistical analysis skills. This paper explains that if students take elective subjects properly and graduate research in a laboratory specializing in statistics, they will be able to master the three skills.