Sep 23–26, 2019
Gayle Bieler

Gayle Bieler
Director, Center for Data Science, RTI International


Gayle Bieler holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics from Boston University. She’s been a statistician at RTI International for the past 31 years and Director of RTI’s Center for Data Science for the past 5 of those years. She is passionate about building and leading a vibrant data science team that solves complex problems across multiple research domains, that is a hub of innovation and collaboration, and a place where people can thrive and be at their natural best while doing meaningful work to improve the world. Ms. Bieler’s team of 24 data scientists, statisticians, software developers, and visual designers is busy solving important national problems, improving our local communities, and transforming research. The most important things to her are 1) people and 2) impact, in that order. As a statistician by training, she is also experienced in statistical analysis of complex data from designed experiments, observational studies, and software development for sample surveys.


11:20am12:00pm Thursday, September 26, 2019
Location: 1E 10/11
Secondary topics:  Culture and Organization
Gayle Bieler (RTI International)
This presentation is about building a thriving Center for Data Science within a large and well-respected non-profit research institute. I'll discuss my transformation from an entrepreneurial statistician to data science leader, as well as some of our most impactful projects and best adventures to date--solving important national problems, improving our local communities, and transforming research. Read more.

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