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?

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
John Eltinge and Nell Sedransk
John Eltinge and Jamie Nunnelly have been presented the 2015 Distinguished Service Awards from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). Nell Sedransk, Acting Director of NISS, announced the awards on August 10, 2015 at the NISS/SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences... more
Baylor University, Department of Statistical Science
Our degree program is designed to provide a balance between statistical theory and applications.  We focus on acquiring research...
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Quintiles was founded by biostatisticians. Smart biostatistics will help optimize study design and speed results. Quintiles is...
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the survey and estimation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NASS...