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. 

Moderator Manqi Cai, (Pitt) has her hands full positing questions about internship opportunities to a large panel of corporate representatives.
The NISS Graduate Student Network and the NISS Academic Affiliates organized a special event about internship opportunities for graduate students.  This event took place on Wednesday, Novermber 16 from noon to 2 pm and over 150 individuals logged into this free session! Panelists from a wide... more
Speakers Steve MacEachern (Ohio State) Bhramar Mukherjee (Michigan) and Sujit Ghosh (North Carolina State) were were posed questions by moderator Sharmistha Guha (Texas A&M).
For those on the job market or even anyone in the middle of a career these career fairs are a unique and knowledgeable window into the positions that become available in a variety of professional settings for statisticians.  This session focuses on professorial positions at academic institutions.... more
Moderators Monika Hu (Vassar College) and Claire Bowen (Urban Institute) pose questions for the panelists Jerry Reiter (Duke), Tom Krenzke (Westat), Jenny Thompson (Census Bureau) and Amy O'Hara (Georgetown).
On November 1, 2022 the NISS hosted an Ingram Olkin event featuring a very interesting preliminary look at the upcoming Ingram Olkin Forum on the topic of Privacy and Confidentiality that is planned for early in the new year - January 12 and 13, 2023.  As a preliminary event it is hoped that these... more
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