Research Project


NISS was part of a multi-institution research initiative to systematically advance the application of protein science to accelerate discovery and research in cancer.

Case Study

networking graph

Social networks can be as simple as a friendship or as complex as a terrorist network.  Two competing classes of models have been applied to modeling change in across a wide range of social networks, from corporations to political blocs to religious groups.  Which approach is better?  Or can the two approaches be reconciled?

Matthias Schonlau
Where were you born/where did you grow up? I grew up in  Höxter, Germany, a small town near the northern part of West Germany. The easiest way to find it is to look at a map of Autobahns, and pick the spot that is farthest away from any of them.    Where did you go to school (high school, undergrad... more
Nell Sedransk and Mary Batcher
NISS announced that its new Director is Dr. Nell Sedransk. The announcement was made by Chairwoman Mary Batcher. "The search committee felt that Nell was the best person for this position. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role of Director and has done a tremendous job... more
developing drugs
Drug development has always been a high-risk enterprise. It requires sustained optimism in the face of repeated failures. Define a successful drug as a drug that has been approved for marketing by regulators. Define success rate as the rate of successful drugs among all drugs that have been entered... more
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Statistics
Founded in 1966, Carnegie Mellon's Department of Statistics evolved separately from the traditional umbrella of Mathematical...
Merck Research Laboratories
Merck has a long history of discovering and developing medicines and vaccines that help to improve or save lives. They pursue...
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy...