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

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.

Session Chair and Organizer, Lingzhou Xue opens the session.
Session Chair and Organizer, Lingzhou Xue, NISS Assistant Director, opened the NISS Sponsored session entitled, “Big Data Statistical Challenges and Opportunities in Industry” by welcoming speakers and attendees.  The session certainly generated much interest.  Attendees stood in the back of the... more
Catherine Calder, MBI Co-Director, James Rosenberger, NISS Director and David Banks, SAMSI Director
The annual NISS reception established a new beginning.  Although held a few blocks from the convention center, and on a Monday night when there were many other receptions, these were not deterrents for conference participants to attend the combined NISS – SAMSI – MBI Reception in Vancouver.   A... more
Affiliate liaisons catch up over lunch
Panel Speakers: How is Data Science Organized? Each year at JSM the NISS Affiliates gather for facilitated discussion and conversation over lunch and a chance to meet new colleagues, talk and catch up.  This year’s luncheon was very well attended.  The general topic of the luncheon was how data... more
Merck has a long history of discovering and developing medicines and vaccines that help to improve or save lives. They pursue new...
Bentley University, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing business leaders with the deep...
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor...