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The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been hosting the International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics (AISC), a biennial event, since 2007. AISC 2018 was held at the Elliot University... more
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The 2018 Women in Statistics and Data Science (WSDS) Conference is an amazing opportunity to gain knowledge from the statistics community, build communities with fellow attendees, and learn about how to gain influence in our work as statisticians. The conference was organized around these three... more
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A meet-up is an online get together of people who have a common interest.  NISS and Merck have found a large audience and many topics that have interested quite a few! To date there have been four meet-ups averaging nearly 300 attendees calling in per event! The format is usually a... more
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On September 22, Amherst College hosted the national STATFest conference that encourages underrepresented students to pursue statistics and data science careers. STATFest is an ongoing initiative by the American Statistical Association through its Committee on Minorities in Statistics and is held... more
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An R & Spark short course took place in the SAMSI offices on September 21-22, 2018.  The workshop was well attended and very timely in terms of content, and everything went smoothly as planned!  The participants (mostly graduate students from the local universities in Research... more
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Session Chair and Organizer, Lingzhou Xue, NISS Assistant Director, opened the NISS Sponsored session entitled, “Big Data Statistical Challenges and Opportunities in Industry” by welcoming speakers and attendees.  The session certainly generated much interest.  Attendees stood in the back... more
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The annual NISS reception established a new beginning.  Although held a few blocks from the convention center, and on a Monday night when there were many other receptions, these were not deterrents for conference participants to attend the combined NISS – SAMSI – MBI Reception in Vancouver.... more
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Panel Speakers: How is Data Science Organized? Each year at JSM the NISS Affiliates gather for facilitated discussion and conversation over lunch and a chance to meet new colleagues, talk and catch up.  This year’s luncheon was very well attended.  The general topic of the luncheon was... more
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The first meet up for academic affiliates has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 10th, 2018  from 12 – 1 pm ET.   This is a first in a series of virtual meet-ups for the NISS Academic Affiliates and this time the target audience is graduate students.  The focus of this... more
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The Jerome Sacks Award is given for statistical leadership in cross-disciplinary research. G. Jogesh Babu is this year’s award recipient. “His vision and effort in building the field of astrostatistics is outstanding!”  Mary Batcher, Chair, NISS Board of Trustees Mary presented... more

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