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

Now that most National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) assessments and surveys are conducted using electronic modes, electronic data capture means that in addition to basic background information and final responses, data includes documentation of the process of responding. These process data comprise a time-stamped, click-by-click record of each student’s progress through the assessment or survey. To date these detailed process data have not been made available; however NCES is now preparing to establish a mechanism for release of process data for research purposes. The first panel was charged with making recommendations about how to minimize disclosure risks from such a data release. The second panel was asked to consider what data would be most useful to researchers, and how it should be preprocessed to allow a broad range of users able to use the data efficiently. 

With much sadness, NISS notes the passing of a good friend and colleague, Leland (Lee) Wilkinson (November 5, 1944 – December 10, 2021).  Lee was a current Member of the NISS Board of Trustees since 2016 and a long-term friend and supporter of NISS.  He has taken part in many NISS hosted events... more
Patricia S. Hu (Bureau of Transportation Statistics) describes statistical challenges related to understanding freight volume.
“When you work for the government, you’re not just working for a job, you are working for a mission.”Eileen O’Brien (NASS) We had an outstanding lineup of speakers during this Government Career Fair which took place on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 12-1:30 pm ET. Statisticians in governmental... more
Jonathan Legare (Fidelity) reviews internship programs at Fidelity.
The NISS Graduate Student Network and the NISS Academic Affiliates co-hosted a special 2-hour event that focused on internship opportunities for graduate students.  Panelists were brought together from a variety of companies that have a history of implementing statistics and/or data science... more
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the survey and estimation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NASS...
Cornell University, Department of Statistics and Data Science
The Department of Statistics and Data Science’s academic and research programs take advantage of Cornell University's extensive...
Proctor & Gamble
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is one of the largest consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and is considered one of...