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At the NISS – SAMSI – MBI reception that was held during JSM Jim Rosenberger, Director of NISS, presented the NISS Distinguished Alumni Award to Matthias Schonlau, Professor of Statistics at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Prior to his appointment as full professor at the University of... more
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Knowing how to write well for a technical publication is an important skill for all researchers, but it is especially important for those just beginning what they hope to be a successful career. This workshop, offered since 2007, provides young researchers, those with less than three years since... more
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The direction of any organization is significantly influenced by the experience, fresh ideas and energy of its board.  For this reason NISS is very excited to welcome Bhramar Mukherjee, Kate Crespi and Alyson Wilson as new members of the NISS Board of Trustees.  They bring a... more
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NISS recently welcomed two new affiliates Minitab, Inc. and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine! Minitab, Inc Located in State College, Pennsylvania, Minitab helps companies and institutions to spot trends, solve problems and discover valuable insights in data by delivering a... more
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Over the past year or so NISS has been involved in hosting workshops that target big data and methods for handling  R & Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows. This most recent workshop took place at the Bureau of Labor Statistics's Conference and Training... more
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NISS plans to appoint one or more PhD-level research analysts/statisticians to be deeply involved in statistical methodological development and/or the application of statistical, computational or quantitative methodologies to large (federal) statistical databases. Is your expertise in Survey... more
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The theme of the 2018 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) hosted by the American Statistical Association is #LeadWithStatistics. The conference will cover topics ranging from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science... more
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Mimi Kim is appointed to the NISS Board by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). The COPSS committee provides a forum for member societies to discuss issues important to statistics. Kim is a professor of Biostatistics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Department... more
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“One of my greatest challenges is to synthesize two types of research approach—theory-driven research and data-driven research— and utilize their strengths in my research.” Some individuals enjoy finding ways to challenge their breadth of knowledge and range of experience. Meet Ya Mo. She is... more
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WRITING IS IMPORTANT! The ability to write well is critical in the professional life of statisticians. Research can only be valued when it is communicated to other researchers, and this is done broadly through peer-reviewed publications. An inability to write well can hinder publication of a... more

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