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Despite JSM being virtual this year, NISS still has a number of sessions on the schedule!  Here is the scoop!  As you put your virtual schedule together for JSM this year, make sure you don't forget about these important sessions! First, NISS has organized two important sessions... more
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The Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) model is being used by scientists around the world to study the infectious disease dynamics of the COVID-19 epidemic and guide public health policy decisions for mitigating the impact of the disease. The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and... more
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On June 3rd NISS hosted its final and most well attended Career Fair, the eighth in a series of career fairs that have generated a wealth of knowledge and insight into what it is like and what is required to acquire and thrive as a statistician in industry, government and/or academia. ... more
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Richard Zink has been moderating a series of podcasts sponsorred by the ASA's Biopharmaceutical Section.  Episode 77 featured his interview of Nancy Flournoy (Curators Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri), Dan Holder (Executive Director of Biostatistics and Research... more
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On Friday, May 22nd, over 30 NISS Affiliate colleagues gathered to hear from three distinguished and experienced statisticians from three different government agencies talk about their organizations, the work that they do and the qualifications required of prospective applicants.  And, yes,... more
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At the April meeting of the NISS Board of Trustees meeting discussion included a welcome to three new elected members of the NISS Board of Trustees for a three-year term that begins July 1, 2020.  NISS looks forward to the active role that these new leaders will play in the coming years as... more
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With much sadness, we note the passing of our colleague and NISS Senior Fellow, Clifford Spiegelman, and an active participant from our Academic Affiliate, TAMU  Statistics Department.  Cliff had been a good friend of NISS as a Senior Fellow since 2014. For information, read... more
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A characteristic that defines NISS as an organization is that it is always working to identify individuals with experience and statistical expertise who are eager to become involved in challenges, “where information and quantitative analysis are keys to solutions and decisions.”  Peter Meyer,... more
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In the past few years, NISS has hosted a large number of events that were available to both NISS Affiliate institutions and the general public. Starting in September of 2019, NISS has begun to sponsor a series of virtual career fairs that were only available to graduate students, faculty,... 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... more

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