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Statistics & Data Science Help Desk

QTM is pleased to offer a statistics and data science help desk service

Available to Emory...

  • Undergraduates working on honors theses.
  • Graduate students
  • Faculty

Our Help Desk is staffed by a knowledgeable and friendly expert who is available both by appointment and for walk-ins. Dimitri Zaras, our statistics expert, provides individual assistance with data setup and analysis, data management, and research design, as well as assistance with other quantitative issues related to research.

Hours of Operation

Spring 2020 


The Statistics Help Desk will be closed on Monday Jan 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Statistics Help Desk will operate 11am-1pm on Tuesday January 21.

Fall 2019 


The Statistics Help Desk will be closed December 18, 2019 - January 13, 2020 in observance of Winter Recess

Dimitrios Zaras

I am a 4th year Sociology PhD student and throughout the course of my graduate studies I have received training in various statistical methods. I am familiar with linear regression, generalized linear models, and hierarchical linear models. I also have experience with structural equation modelling and social network analysis. I have some familiarity with machine learning for text analysis, a technique on which I will get more training in the next few months.

I am more familiar with observational data, which is the kind of data I use for my own research. My experience with experimental data is limited to exercises that I have had to work on for the different Statistics courses I have taken in the past.

Beyond my training and experience using various statistical techniques, I am also experienced in teaching statistics. This Spring I was co-teaching a “Social Statistics” course, an introductory Statistics course for Sociology majors. Also, I have two semesters of teaching experience as a QTM 100 Teaching Assistant.

Want to work with us? Apply for a Statistics & Data Science Help Desk Position!

Statistics & Data Science Help Desk Position

Applications open beginning March 1, 2020 (rolling basis)

The Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods is looking for graduate students interested in working part time—3 days a week for a total of nine hours a week minimum—staffing a help desk. Responsibilities will include assisting graduate students and honors undergraduate students with statistical and potentially other quantitative issues in their research, data management, and research design. Proficiency with statistical packages is required. Knowledge of other computational modeling techniques is also desirable.

Compensation is $20/hour.

We will begin reviewing applications April 15, 2020. Interested students should send the following items in PDF format electronically to

  • A cover letter that includes information on applicant's training in statistics (and other quantitative methods), all statistical packages and other programming languages with which the applicant is familiar, and the applicant’s level of facility with each. Applicants should also note whether they are more familiar with observational or experimental data, or both.
  • A resume or CV
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Please include “Help Desk” along with your full name in the subject line.