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?

Workshop Instructor, E. James Harner
R & Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows Co-sponsored by both NISS and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics at West Virginia University worked with 12 participants in Toronto, April 12th and 13th, 2018. In this workshop Dr.... more
6th NOGGINS Workshop In Progress
On April 13th the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group at the University of Georgia (UGA) hosted the 6th NOGGINS (Network of Greater Georgia Institutions for Neuroimaging and Statistics) workshop at the Special Collection Library at UGA. There were 28 participants from both UGA and Emory... more
The two-day "R and Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows" course was introduced by NISS in September 2017. The course was delivered by data science expert E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems at West Virginia University. The... more
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