Carnegie Mellon University

Alex Reinhart

Alex Reinhart

Assistant Teaching Professor

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I am an assistant teaching professor in Statistics & Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University, after receiving my PhD at CMU under Joel Greenhouse and earning my BS in physics at the University of Texas at Austin. While in graduate school, I published the book Statistics Done Wrong, on common statistical mistakes made in scientific research, which made me a firm believer in the value of simple, understandable, and interpretable statistical methods for solving complex scientific questions.

Specific Research Interests

I've worked on various spatio-temporal data analysis and anomaly detection problems motivated by applications, including radiation detection and crime prediction, as well as performing pedagogical research on the ways students understand statistical concepts and new teaching methods for improving student learning of statistics.

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