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EE/stat., grad school, research

  1. Nov 2, 2009 #1
    Hi all,

    If anyone could give me some advice, I'd appreciate it.

    I graduated in May with a B.A. in math and B.S. from the stat./operations research department at my school. I'm interested in going to grad school (I'd like to be a professor), and I've been trying to research programs, but all of my interests seem to be scattered across various departments, and I don't know which area of study I should commit to in order to be able to pursue my interests.

    Subjects I found interesting in college include probability, combinatorics, time series analysis, logic, stochastic modeling, Brownian motion, and Monte Carlo simulation. I loved my stat. major, and I thought my professors were doing interesting things, but now that I'm looking at grad school courses, I don't think the stat. department courses cover what I want to learn.

    As of right now, based on my own readings, the main thing I'd like to learn more about is information theory, which seems to be mainly studied by electrical engineering departments.

    So, I'm thinking about EE grad study, or trying to move into EE, but to be honest, I don't know anything about the field, and don't know if this would be a smart thing to do, given that I'm still more interested in theory.

    If anyone could tell about how they settled into their field/started pursuing research, that'd be great, thanks!
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