Specialists in statistics, analytics, and data science. It's what we do.
Statistics.com, LLC was founded as a private company in 2002. Its main operating arm is the Institute for Statistics Education, an online institute offering certificate programs and individual courses in statistics and analytics.
More than 15,000 students have used Statistics.com to take custom training programs courses to enhance their personal and professional development.
We provide students everywhere, in every industry, with the competitive edge, analytical intelligence, and statistical toolbox skills to begin, accelerate, or refine a career. At Statistics.com, we’re devoted to helping you master the critical skills you need to succeed.
Founder and President
Peter Bruce founded The Institute for Statistics Education at Statistics.com in 2002.
Prior to founding Statistics.com, Peter was the developer of Resampling Stats software and helped bring to market the data mining program “XLMIner”, later acquired by Frontline Systems. Previously, Peter worked as Marketing Manager at Cytel Software Corp., and for the U.S. Foreign Service. He holds degrees from Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Maryland.
Besides instructing at Statistics.com, Peter has taught statistics at the University of Maryland. He is a co-author of Data Mining for Business Analytics, with Galit Shmueli, Nitin R. Patel, Mia Stephens, Inbal Yahav and Peter Gedeck (Wiley, 3rd ed. 2016; JMP version 2017; R version 2018, Python version 2019), Introductory Statistics and Analytics (Wiley, 2015), and Statistics for Data Scientists, with Andrew Bruce and Peter Gedeck, (O’Reilly 2016 and 2020).
Registrar and Chief Operating Officer
Valerie Troiano directs operations for The Institute. She oversees student services, enrollment and registration, faculty support, scheduling of 100+ courses, and the learning management system. Valerie’s experience with statistics began with Resampling Stats, Inc., a predecessor firm, in 1994. Previously she directed sales and marketing teams for a hotel company and a contract furniture firm. She holds a degree from Northwestern University.
Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Janet Dobbins handles community outreach, communication and marketing for The Institute, and coordinates our presence at professional conferences. She also oversees the Institutes’s web site, handling development, maintenance and benchmarking.
She works with colleges and universities to create innovative curriculum (for example, the undergraduate BS degree and a MS program in Data Science and Analytics at Thomas Edison State University) and industry teams to help them gain the necessary skills. The work and training at Minerals Technology, Inc (MTI) earned us the “Supplier of the Year”.
She is also the President of Data Community DC, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation committed to promoting data science by fostering education, opportunity, and professional development through high-quality community-driven events. There are 25,000+ data scientists within the DC area.
Previously she worked for Xerox Corporation as an Account Manager. She holds a degree from the University of Virginia.
Instructional Operations Supervisor
Kuber Deokar is responsible for day-to-day coordination of The Institute’s online courses, and ensures seamless interactions between the management team, course instructors, teaching assistants and students. He serves as senior teaching assistant, and teaches several courses. He holds a Masters degree in Statistics from Pune University, India, where he also taught undergraduate statistics.
Managing Director, Training Services
Saul believes that training is a fundamental element of every successful consulting engagement. As Managing Director of Training Services, Saul helps clients realize the full value of engagements and to maximize team member potential.
Prior to Elder Research, he served as COO and co-founder of Metis Machine, a machine learning and deep learning platform company focused on helping clients use machine learning and AI to solve business problems. Saul has served at several start-ups including General Electric’s first cloud-based predictive analytics initiative. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Virginia on topics such as operations, analytics, and strategy.
Saul earned an MBA at the University of Virginia and a BS in computer engineering from the University of Florida.
As a resident of Charlottesville, Saul enjoys exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife and children.