Mathematics and Data
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Mathematics and Data Careers
FBI mathematicians and data scientists solve the FBI’s most complex and computationally difficult problems.
Our mathematicians and data scientists develop creative solutions to computational problems in fields such as cryptanalysis, data science, and statistical analysis. Often, they use their analytical, mathematical, and intuitive skills to decipher secret, complex, or hidden information and translate it into actionable solutions.
Examples of Mathematics and Data Roles
Cryptologic mathematicians work closely with investigative teams to access content and extract actionable leads from encrypted digital evidence. They determine approaches to problems that are designed to be intractable.
Cryptanalysts work on codebreaking and analyzing evidence in a variety of forms and record their findings in lab reports that may be used to testify in court.
Data analysts (PDF) conduct data modeling using statistical and mathematical principles in order to advance investigative work.
Data scientists (PDF) develop hypotheses and produce actionable insights using advanced statistical and mathematical techniques.
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