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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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R & Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows Co-sponsored by both NISS and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics at West Virginia University worked with 15 participants in Toronto, April 12th and 13th, 2018.... more
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On April 13th the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group at the University of Georgia (UGA) hosted the 6th NOGGINS (Network of Greater Georgia Institutions for Neuroimaging and Statistics) workshop at the Special Collection Library at UGA. There were 28 participants from both... more
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Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Michael Robbins was always interested in quantitative research. He went to high school at JL Mann Academy in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and... more
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Joseph Rodhouse joined NISS in October 2017 as a Research Associate and is working on the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) project. The work involves investigating survey methodological phenomena, such as respondent burden and response likelihood to surveys. Declining response rates... more
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The two-day "R and Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows" course was introduced by NISS in September 2017. The course was delivered by data science expert E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems at West Virginia University. The... more
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The first virtual meet-up jointly hosted by NISS and the pharmaceutical giant Merck is an effort to introduce NISS to statisticians involved in the research and development of pharmaceutical products. This was an hour-long web meeting which took place between 11:00 and noon (Eastern time zone) on... more
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Nominations are being sought for the 2018 National Institute of Statistical Sciences’ (NISS) Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research. The prize recognizes sustained, high-quality, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical and data sciences. An award of $1,000... more
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The Western Michigan University’s Department of Statistics has become an Affiliate of NISS, effective November 2017. "We are very happy to become a new academic affiliate of NISS. Inclusion in NISS’ Affiliate program will open up new developmental and collaboration opportunities, especially for... 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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