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?

Nominations are being sought for the 2018 National Institute of Statistical Sciences’ (NISS) Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research. The prize recognizes sustained, high-quality, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical sciences. An award of $1,000 will be... more
The first virtual meet-up jointly hosted by NISS and the pharmaceutical giant Merck is an effort to introduce NISS to statisticians involved in the research and development of pharmaceutical products. This was an hour-long web meeting which took place between 11:00 and noon (Eastern time zone) on... more
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
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