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How many people are interested in understanding and interpreting findings of the early results of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy trials?  Lots!  How many people can you get into a Zoom webinar?  More than you think!  Nearly 650 people logged into the Zoom webinar session that... more
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Sharing your ideas effectively is a critical skill for a statistician! You might be applying for a position, presenting your work at a conference or to clients at a meeting.  It is vitally important that you connect with your audience and get your key ideas across.  How many of us do this... more
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Three distinguished statisticians /data scientists teamed up to provide three presentations related to topics that are of great interest these days in the business world: causality and causal inference, uplift modeling and directed acyclic graphs.  The presenters for NISS’s fourth Essential... more
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November 19, 2020    by Glenn Johnson I had the pleasure of being invited to attend one of the first events of the NISS Affiliates Graduate Student Network.  It was great!  It featured two individuals who at recently graduated from Ph.D. programs and are now working in a... more
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During the Fall and Spring of 2019 and 2020 NISS hosted 8 different career fairs, each gathering experienced senior statisticians and each featuring positions either in academia, industry or government.  We thought we might have tapped out on sharing understandings into the nuances of the job... more
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Beginning in 2018, NISS organized a number of events: panels, presentations, discussions and even debates that focused on the topic of statistical significance and the issues surrounding these controversies. NISS as Neutral Expert NISS has served as an invited collaborator and consultant with... more
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Calling All Graduate Students! Given the travel restrictions and social distancing that is applied to all things community, NISS is reaching out to all graduate students from NISS Affiliate departments as a means to help correct this imbalance.  An executive committee has been meeting since... more
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Brian Habing recently joined the NISS family as Associate Director for Education Activities and Research.  His research focuses on psychometrics and scale construction, with a particular emphasis on multidimensional item response theory.  He is also interested in statistical education,... more
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To honor the work and actions of the late Ingram Olkin, an eminent statistician, mentor and contributor to social causes, NISS brings together experts and researchers together from a variety of fields and backgrounds into forums.  The focus of these forums is to bring forward a current... more
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Yanling Zuo (Minitab Statistical Software LLC) led the third of ten tutorials scheduled as part of the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series.  Her tutorial session was titled, “Decision Trees, Gradient Boosted Decision Trees, and Random Forests: Powerful Predictive Analytics Tools... more

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