Hilary Parker

Hilary Parker is a Data Scientist on the styling recommendations team at Stitch Fix, a personal styling service that uses a combinations of human stylists and algorithmic recommendations to help people find what they love. At Stitch Fix, she focuses on what sorts of data to collect from clients in order to optimize clothing recommendations, as well as building out prototypes of algorithms or entirely new products based on new data sources. She is also a co-founder of the Not So Standard Deviations podcast, a bi-weekly data science podcast with Roger Peng that has over half a million downloads. Their topics of discussion include the R ecosystem, recent developments in the data science and statistics field, reproducibility and the “how” of how data scientists and statisticians work. Hilary recently authored the paper Opinionated Analysis Development based on discussions from the podcast. Prior to her career in the tech field, Hilary received her PhD in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She lives at the San Francisco Zen Center with her partner, a Soto Zen Priest. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her home of 2 years, San Francisco.

rstudio::conf 2020

Not So Standard Deviations Episode 100

February 6, 2020

In episode 100 of Not So Standard Deviations, the first ever episode prepared in advance, Hilary and Roger discuss creativity, its role in data science, & how it can be fostered through conversation.

rstudio::conf 2019

Panel discussion: Growth and Data Science: Individuals, leaders, organizations and responsibilities

January 24, 2019

Hosted by Eduardo Arino de la Rubia of Instagram. With Hilary Parker, Karthik Ram, Angela Bassa, and Tracy Teal.

rstudio::conf 2019

Cultivating creativity in data work

January 24, 2019

Traditionally, statistical training has focused primarily on mathematical derivations, proofs of statistical tests, and the general correctness of what methods to use for certain applications.