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On February 19, 2020 NISS hosted a “Third Industry Career Fair”.  This time the senior statisticians were gathered from Amazon (Ming Li (second from left), Research Scientist), AT&T (Subho Majumdar, Senior Inventive Scientist, Data Science & AI Research), Medtronic (... more
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Phil Kott, long time active NISS affiliate member has just had the book Better Coverage Intervals for Estimators from a Complex Sample Survey published through RTI Press.   Congratulations Phil!   This book extends his ideas about coverage (confidence) intervals for... more
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A postdoctoral appointment gives you the opportunity to build a solid foundation and it also gives you a chance to explore, listen and learn. All of this involves hard work but the experience is worth it say former NISS postdocs.  Here are the comments from a few whose career started out at at... more
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Looking for advice for how best to advance a statistics career? What types of job opportunities exist for statisticians/data scientists/analysts in various organizations?   Over the past several months the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has been doing just that -... more
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On Friday, February 7, 2020 NISS gathered a number of experienced, leading statisticians that represented a variety of differing perspectives to talk about the challenges and issues that arise in research projects that involve a collaboration between academia and industry. ... more
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Vladimir Dragalin (Janssen), QiQi Deng (Boehringer-Ingelheim) and Scott Berry (Berry Consultants) were the presenters for a balanced view of the benefits and ongoing issues of concern related to adaptive designs to an audience of over 200. Adaptive... more
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Being an independent partner is essential for statisticians working within one of the thirteen principle government statistical agencies.  This was one of the remarks that Wendy Martinez, (Director of the Mathematical Statistics Research Center, Office of Survey Methods... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has a mission to promote collaborations across different disciplines. As a means of fulfilling this mission, on September 26, 2019, NISS sponsored its first virtual career fair, featuring career opportunities at Google,... more
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NISS Targets Training for Government Affiliates Statisticians from the Washington, DC area got together at the Bureau of Labor Statistics conference and training center November 25 and 26 for the popular R & Spark course.  Once again presented in a two-day workshop, this time with... more
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On November 19, 2019 about 400 attendees dialed in to hear from three speakers assembled by NISS to provide insight into their personal thoughts regarding next steps for how to recoup what utility is left from the well-known, perhaps little understood and decidedly mis-used measurement, the... more

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