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

Integrity, Independence and Innovation:  The Future of NCES report

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) charged this Expert Panel to review NCES progress and changes over the decades since the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued its report on NCES, “Creating a center for education statistics: A time for action,” in 1986, and to consider challenges and priorities for the future. The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) assembled a panel consisting of academic, government, and private-sector experts from the fields of statistics and of education. Panelists were chosen because of their experience as both users and providers of education data, and their understanding of federal statistical operations, purposes, policies, and constraints. The Expert Panel drew on materials assembled from public sources, including federal directives, NCES documentation, presentations by NCES administrators and senior staff, and summaries of interviews NISS conducted with NCES personnel from the level of team leader to Commissioner. 

Affiliate Career Advice Meet-up Featured in July, 2019 AMSTAT News
The NISS Academic Affiliate Meet-up that focused on career related advice for junior faculty was featured in the July, 2019 edition of AMSTAT News. On April 23, 2019 speakers Murali Haran (Penn State, statistics department in large research university), Karen Bandeen-Roche (Johns Hopkins,... more
JSM 2019 in Denver Colorado
The theme of the 2019 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) hosted by the American Statistical Association is Statistics: Making an Impact! The conference will cover topics ranging from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and... more
National Institute of Statistical Sciences
CAREER OPPORTUNITY in SPATIAL STATISTICS The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) seeks to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate for a high-impact project to develop and implement spatial statistical methodology for education data. The appointment will be for one-year with... more
SAS Institute Inc.
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UNC Greensboro, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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