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Session Chair and Organizer, Lingzhou Xue, NISS Associate 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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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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