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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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October 21, 2020 Lee Wilkinson (H2O, and University of Illinois at Chicago) led the second of ten tutorials scheduled as part of the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series - the Top 10 analytics key topics that are used in business today!  Students and faculty please note: these... more
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The Statistics Debate event was held in a well-structured debate format. While the participants were given selected questions ahead of time so they had a chance to think about their responses, the group opted not to have a practice, so their reactions to each other were extemporaneous and... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has been hosting the Writing Workshop for Early Researchers since 2007. This year was no different, right? Well, ... yes, and no.   Yes - this workshop was the same valuable experience! Each year, in conjunction with JSM, NISS... more
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October 7, 2020 This was the first of ten tutorials in the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series - the Top 10 analytics approaches of the key topics that are used in business today!  Students and faculty please note: these are perhaps the top ten most important and practical... more
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September 25, 2020 Ingram Olkin advocated innovations in statistical methodology and data science that would promote new research and collaborations that would bring awareness to social issues and inform public policy.  This session fits firmly within this purpose! We all routinely... more
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It took until the end of the webinar.  But someone finally asked the question that was probably on the minds of every one of the 250+ attendees at this meetup (and perhaps on the minds of countless more around the world!) “When are we going to have a safe and effective vaccine?” Yes,... more
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The questions remain the same for the Ingram Olkin Forum on Unplanned Disruptions of Clinical Trials.  What are the implications of unplanned disruptions of clinical trials?  What strategies can be put into place to ensure the integrity of statistics using data that have already or... more

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