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Each year the Bernoulli Society identifies from its members those who are active researchers of mathematical statistics. The main goal of the New Researcher Award is to recognize innovative research by new researchers.  This year, Dr. Lingzhou Xue, Assistant Director of NISS,... more
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NISS Research Associate Lu Chen along with National Agriculture Statistic Services (NASS) colleague Irwin Anolik entered the U.S. Department of Agriculture's AgCensus Visualization Challenge an opportunity to explore AgCensus Data and create interactive visualizations. There were seventeen... more
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NISS brought together four distinguished and experienced speakers whose attention has lately been involved in discussions concerning the role of statistics in the 'new' field of data science.  The title of the session was "What’s in a name – data analytics, machine learning, artificial... more
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A recording of the Virtual Career Fair session is being shared with NISS Affiliates! If you are not an Affiliate and would like to attend these sessions like these live and be able to ask questions of the speakers, talk to the administration in your institution to Become an Affiliate today... more
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Ingram Olkin (1924-2016) was a principal founder of NISS and an internationally prominent statistician whose work stressed the importance of statistical thinking in studying major societal problems.  Ingram was also admired for his inclusive mentoring approaches with junior researchers which... more
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There were 24 statistics junior researchers who traveled to Denver for JSM 2019.  The common thread among these individuals is that they are all at the beginning of their careers in statistics.  While it might not have been the first time they attended JSM, it was perhaps the most... more
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The annual NISS Reception is traditionally held at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) each year.  It is a great time to visit with colleagues that you might not have seen in a while and get that personal update.  In addition, it is also a time where new connections are made and new... more
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On Sunday, July 28th NISS Affiliates representing academia, industry and government institutions met to share a meal, catch up with one another and hear from speakers on topics of current interest.  This year the luncheon speakers featured Lisa LaVange (Professor and Associate Chair,... more
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The NISS Board of Trustees established the Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research in 2000 to honor Jerome Sacks' service as the founding Director of NISS. The annual prize of $1,000 was presented at the NISS / SAMSI Reception at JSM 2019 in Denver.  The award recognizes sustained,... more
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For the past couple of years NISS has been recognizing former NISS Postdocs or Research Associates who have been active after their opportunity with NISS for more than 10 years and have had distinguished careers.  This year’s recipient of the NISS Distinguished Alumni Award is Professor Haibo... more

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