Josh Starmer is assistant professor at the genetics department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

But more importantly:

Josh is the **mastermind behind ****StatQuest****! **

**StatQuest** is a **Youtube** channel (and website) dedicated to explaining complex statistical concepts — like data distributions, probability, or novel machine learning algorithms — in simple terms.

Once you watch one of Josh’s *“Stat-Quests”*, you immediately recognize the effort he put into this project. Using **great visuals**, a just-about-right pace, and **relateable examples**, Josh makes **statistics accessible to everyone**. For instance, take this series on logistic regression:

And do you **really **know what happens under the hood when you run a principal component analysis? After this video you will:

Or are you more interested in learning the fundamental concepts behind machine learning, then Josh has some videos for you, for instance on bias and variance or gradient descent:

With nearly 200 videos and counting, StatQuest is truly an **amazing resource for students ‘and teachers** on topics related to statistics and data analytics. For some of the concepts, Josh even posted videos running you through the analysis steps and results interpretation in the R language.

StatQuest started out as an attempt to explain statistics to my co-workers – who are all genetics researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill. They did these amazing experiments, but they didn’t always know what to do with the data they generated. That was my job. But I wanted them to understand that what I do isn’t magic – it’s actually quite simple. It only seems hard because it’s all wrapped up in confusing terminology and typically communicated using equations. I found that if I stripped away the terminology and communicated the concepts using pictures, it became easy to understand.

Over time I made more and more StatQuests and now it’s my passion on YouTube.

Josh Starmer via https://statquest.org/about/