Research Project

student reading online

The Internet is rapidly becoming the main way people read and process information. The Internet requires additional reading, comprehension skills, beyond those needed for printed text. One dilemma is how do students discern what information is correct and what is incorrect? NISS participated in a $2.8 million research project with the University of Connecticut, the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Rhode Island funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the US Department of Education to study just this subject.

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?

NISS welcomes Dr. James Rosenberger as the new NISS Director, effective from August 1, 2017. The announcement was made by Chairwoman Mary Batcher at the NISS JSM Reception on July 31, 2017. Rosenberger succeeds Dr. Nell Sedransk. The decision was made after an extensive search process which began... more
NISS is proud to honor former postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Shanti Gomatam and Dr. Minge Xie, with the 2017 NISS Postdoc Achievement Award. The awards were presented to Gomatam and Xie at the 2017 NISS JSM Reception. The NISS Awards Committee made the selection decision after a series of discussions... more
Dr. Phillip Kott, a Senior Research Statistician at the Research Triangle Institute International's Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis, received the 2017 NISS Distinguished Service Award. Kott has been serving on the NISS Board of Trustees since 2011. The award recognizes Kott's... more
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