2017 Joint Statistical Meetings

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:30am to Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:20pm

2017 Joint Statistical Meetings 

Statistics: It's Essential
July 29 - August 3, 2017
Baltimore Convention Center

JSM Is ... One of the Largest Statistical Events in the World 

More than 6,000 attendees from 52 countries
Over 600 sessions, including invited, contributed sessions
and poster presentations
More than 1,000 student attendees
75+ employers hiring for more than 200 positions
90+ exhibitors

Topics range from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science.

JSM also offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Beginning statisticians (including current students) are able to learn from and interact with senior members of the profession.




With a focus on the 2017 theme, Statistics: It’s Essential, the JSM program consists not only of invited, topic-contributed, and contributed technical sessions, but also poster presentations, roundtable discussions, professional development courses and workshops, award ceremonies, and countless other meetings and activities. Spanning the better part of a week, JSM runs from Saturday, July 29, to Thursday, August 3, with the technical sessions beginning Sunday afternoon. 



  1. Affiliates Luncheon Workshop –Sunday, 30 July, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
  2. NISS Reception–Monday, 31 July, 6-8 p.m.
  3. NISS EXPO Booth–Go to #104 to see what is new

Sun, 7/30/2017, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Venue: Hilton Baltimore, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

Tubman AB Rooms, 3rd Floor

NISS Affiliate Luncheon Workshop

JSM Registration not required. Download NISS invitation

  • 11:00 a.m. NISS Updates and presentation of NISS Distinguished Service Award.
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:40 p.m. Tour of Modern Software by Lee Wilkinson, Ph.D.
  • 1:20 p.m. Big Data in the Federal Government by Jerry Reiter, Ph.D.

The NISS Distinguished Service Award will be presented at the workshop. The Award was established by the Board of Trustees in 2005 to recognize individuals who have given extraordinary service that significantly advances NISS and its mission.

How to participate

Affiliate Liaisons and Junior Liaisons are invited to register (no fee, but advance reservations required for the lunch).  Liaisons wishing to bring prospective new Affiliate representatives as guests to the luncheon are encouraged to contact Randy at officeadmin@niss.org

Sun, 7/30/2017, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.



Venue: CC-Halls A&B

Poster sessions

  • Generalized Fiducial Inference for High-Dimensional Data — Jan Hannig, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jonathan P Williams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • I Ran a Nonresponse Follow-Up Survey; Now What Do I Do? — Phillip Kott, RTI

Mon, 7/31/2017, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


Venue: Luna del Sea Restaurant 300 W. Pratt Street

NISS Garden Reception

JSM Registration not required. Download NISS invitation

  • The reception will focus on the NISS theme, NISS Spreads Its Wings, highlighting both the geographic broadening and the expansion of the scope of NISS activities.
  • The Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research will be presented at the NISS Reception.  This Award was established in 2000 to honor Jerry Sacks, the first Director of NISS, and distinguished statisticians who made significant contributions to the Statistics bridge theory, methodology and collaborative science and engineering.
  • The Postdoctoral Achievement Awards will be presented at the NISS reception. NISS Postdoctoral Achievement Awards were established in 2015 to recognize former NISS postdocs who have had distinguished careers.

How to participate

The NISS reception is open to all. No registrations required.

Tue, 8/1/2017, 2:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m.


Venue: CC-312

Developments in Model-Based County-Level Estimation of Agricultural Cash Rental Rates

Presented by Michael E. Bellow, USDA-NASS; Nathan Cruze, USDA-NASS; Andreea L Erciulescu, NISS and USDA NASS

Abstract details


Thu, 8/3/2017, 8:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.


Venue: CC-322

Small Area Estimates for End-Of-Season Agricultural Quantities

Presented by Andreea L Erciulescu, NISS and USDA NASS; Nathan Cruze, USDA-NASS; Balgobin Nandram, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Abstract details


NISS Expo Booth #104 - All days of the event


Venue: JSM Expo

  • Meet NISS Board members and senior Liaisons and also chat with Junior Liaisons from NISS Affiliates to learn about NISS activities
  • Learn how to become an Affiliate
  • Learn about the NISS Postdoctoral Program and pick up news about some past NISS postdocs and their current careers.
  • Cast a vote for the next NISS Explorations Workshop topic
  • Express your preferences for new opportunities and/or locations for NISS activities. 
  • Receive a NISS giveaway (while quantities last)

Useful downloads


American Statistical Association
*International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR)
*Institute of Mathematical Statistics
*Statistical Society of Canada
International Chinese Statistical Association
International Indian Statistical Association
Korean International Statistical Society
International Society for Bayesian Analysis
Royal Statistical Society
International Statistical Institute


Barry Consultants - Statistical Innovation
The Climate Corporation - Monsanto


Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
United States