Liberty Vittert

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Liberty Vittert is an American statistician[1], political commentator[2], and host of Liberty’s Great American Cookbook, a cooking show on UK Television.[3][4][5][6]

Vittert currently serves as a Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.[7] Previously, Vittert served as the Mitchell Lecturer at the University of Glasgow’s School of Mathematics and Statistics.[8][9] She was also a visiting scholar at Columbia University.[10][11]

Experience[edit]

After graduating from the University of Glasgow’s School of Mathematics and Statistics in 2015, Vittert was named a Mitchell Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the university, specializing in facial recognition and probability.[12][13] Vittert and team have been credited with working on a project to revolutionize the care of children with facial deformities in developing countries.[14]

Liberty Vittert in 2018

A frequent contributor on cable news networks, Vittert is an expert on data, disinformation, election polling, and the refugee crisis.[15][16] She has appeared on Fox News Channel, PBS, BBC Radio, and other news channels to discuss political issues.[17][18][19] Her opinion editorials regularly appear on Fox News[20] and have been featured in US News[21], CBS News[22], Newsweek[23], The Conversation[24] and as a general contributor to Business Insider[25]. Vittert's investigative article on lottery profits[26] was the number one news trending story in the country.

In 2015, Vittert joined the board of USA for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).[27] Vittert also serves on the board of UNHCR’s Project Hive.[28]

Her cooking show, Liberty’s Great American Cookbook, utilizes cooking from Le Cordon Bleu and has aired nationwide on STV since 2016.[29]

Vittert is an Ambassador[30] for the Royal Statistical Society as well as being a named BBC Expert Woman[31] in Mathematics.

Education[edit]

Vittert earned her B.S. in Mathematics and a Concentration in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[32] She received her Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, in addition to a Diplome de Patisserie et Cuisine de Base from Le Cordon Bleu Paris.[33]

Personal life[edit]

Vittert was raised in St. Louis, Missouri.[34] She was named one of the "Coolest People in Scotland" in 2018 by the Herald[35]. Her brother, Leland Vittert, is the Emmy-nominated anchor[36] of America's News Headquarters on Fox News; he joined the network in 2010 as the Middle East Foreign Correspondent based in Jerusalem.[37][38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberty Vittert". The Conversation. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  2. ^ "Liberty Vittert". Fox News. 2018-10-30. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  3. ^ Bowditch, Gillian (2017-09-03). "Miss American Pi: numbers don't need to be puzzling". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ "More Americans killed by LAWNMOWERS than Jihadi terrorists each year". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  5. ^ "Liberty's Great American Cookbook - S1 - Episode 1". Radio Times. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  6. ^ Editor, Tom Whipple, Science (2018-04-07). "Gender pay gap: Strange data suggests dozens of companies have cooked the books". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  7. ^ "Department of Mathematics and Statistics | Washington University in St. Louis". wumath.wustl.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  8. ^ "TEDxGlasgow | TED". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  9. ^ "Dr. Liberty Vittert - SheSource Expert - Women's Media Center". www.womensmediacenter.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  10. ^ "TEDxGlasgow | TED". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  11. ^ Corner, Speakers. "Liberty Vittert | Speakers Corner". www.speakerscorner.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  12. ^ Science Editor, Tom Whipple (2017-12-19). "The year in statistics? It had a mean streak". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2018-03-09.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  13. ^ "Dr. Liberty Vittert - SheSource Expert - Women's Media Center". www.womensmediacenter.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  14. ^ Horne, Marc (2018-05-29). "3D facial mapping helps Smile Train treat children with cleft lips". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  15. ^ "University of Glasgow - Schools - School of Mathematics & Statistics - About us - Information for current students and staff - Newsletter Archive - 2016-17 - December 16 - US election 2016". www.gla.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  16. ^ "Liberty Vittert - Mathematics - BBC Academy". BBC Academy. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  17. ^ "Cooking with 'Friends': Vittert family pumpkin French toast". Fox News. 2015-10-30. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  18. ^ "Prediction by the Numbers — NOVA | PBS". www.pbs.org. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  19. ^ "Liberty Vittert - Mathematics - BBC Academy". BBC Academy. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  20. ^ "Liberty Vittert". Fox News. 2019-01-03. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  21. ^ "Better Crime Statistics".
  22. ^ "Current Mega Millions jackpot is $1.6 billion, but where do lottery profits really go?". Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  23. ^ "Recycling all the plastic waste on Earth would mean you could buy the NFL, Apple and Microsoft". Newsweek. 2018-12-18. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  24. ^ "Liberty Vittert". The Conversation. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  25. ^ "BI General Contributors". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  26. ^ Vittert, Liberty (2018-10-23). "The Mega Millions jackpot (and why you are not being told the truth)". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  27. ^ "Our Team | USA for UNHCR". www.unrefugees.org. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  28. ^ "Our Team | USA for UNHCR". www.unrefugees.org. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  29. ^ "The American Cook | TV Great American Cookbook". theamericancook.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  30. ^ "RSS statistical ambassadors". www.rss.org.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  31. ^ "Liberty Vittert: Mathematics". BBC Academy. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  32. ^ "American Cooking on Scottish TV? Ask the Statistics Expert". Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  33. ^ "American Cooking on Scottish TV? Ask the Statistics Expert". Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  34. ^ Bowditch, Gillian (2017-09-03). "Miss American Pi: numbers don't need to be puzzling". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  35. ^ "Scotland's Cool List continued - from 60 to 21". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  36. ^ "Leland Vittert". Fox News. 2019-01-22. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  37. ^ http://www.washingtontimes.com, The Washington Times. "Egypt coverage creates unforgettable daytime TV". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  38. ^ "Leland Vittert". Fox News. 2018-11-21. Retrieved 2018-11-22.