Case Study


With environmental statistics becoming more visible in the news, it has become more politicized, which makes it harder for the public to both understand and interpret all the different results that are being published. NISS provided a multi-disciplinary team that would act as a non-biased, third party analyzing the data to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with its complex datasets and models.

Research Project

Integrity, Independence and Innovation:  The Future of NCES report

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) charged this Expert Panel to review NCES progress and changes over the decades since the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued its report on NCES, “Creating a center for education statistics: A time for action,” in 1986, and to consider challenges and priorities for the future. The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) assembled a panel consisting of academic, government, and private-sector experts from the fields of statistics and of education. Panelists were chosen because of their experience as both users and providers of education data, and their understanding of federal statistical operations, purposes, policies, and constraints. The Expert Panel drew on materials assembled from public sources, including federal directives, NCES documentation, presentations by NCES administrators and senior staff, and summaries of interviews NISS conducted with NCES personnel from the level of team leader to Commissioner. 

Nicole Lazar, University of Georgia
The NISS Affiliates Committee organized and on May 23, 2019 broadcast a webinar that got the attention of many statisticians across academia, business and industry! Over 500 statisticians and others attended the Live Zoom session and another 150 or so took advantage of the LiveStream of the session... more
JSM 2019 in Denver Colorado
The theme of the 2019 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) hosted by the American Statistical Association is Statistics: Making an Impact! The conference will cover topics ranging from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and... more
The ASA recently announced their list of Fellows who will be recognized for their professional contributions, leadership, and commitment to the field of statistical science at an awards ceremony Tuesday, July 30, 2019, during the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM 2019) in Denver. NISS would like to... more
SAS Institute Inc.
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UNC Greensboro, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro offers a variety of outstanding...
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the survey and estimation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NASS...