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.

NISS-Merck Meetup story in AMSTAT News
The December NISS-Merck Meet up was featured as a news story in the January 2019 issue of AMSTAT News. From the article: "Big data, real-world data (RWD), and observational data have become ubiquitous and essential components of the drug development and commercialization process. Researchers,... more
Academic Affiliates Meet-up, "Landing your first job as a Statistician!"
Over the lunch hour on Wednesday, October 10, Mimi Kim, Head of the Division of Biostatistics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NISS Board member presided as moderator for four accomplished statisticians from the private sector, academia and government.  The topic up for discussion was... more
Andreea Erciulescu - NISS Research Associate
NISS uncovered a gem when Andreea was hired as a research associate!  Having always had an interest and aptitude for mathematics, it wasn’t until she was an undergraduate at Colorado State University that she originally realized that statistics was more than just a subfield of mathematics. From... more
Merck has a long history of discovering and developing medicines and vaccines that help to improve or save lives. They pursue new...
University of Kentucky, Department of Statistics
Founded in 1967, the Department of Statistics at the University of Kentucky is proud of its distinguished record of research,...
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...