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At the start of his talk, Dirk Eddelbuettel (Senior Data Scientist / Engineer, TileDB) shared a bit of his background and included his journey to how he got started on Rcpp. He eventually made the big step to become an author and uploaded one package to CRAN, then a few more followed... more
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In the March 2022 Amstat News issue #537, Nell Sedrasnk was highlighted as one of the Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science selections! Congratulations Nell! Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science Nell Sedrasnk Interview: Affiliation Director,... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and Merck sponsored a Virtual Meet-Up on the use of Statistical and Deep Learning Methods for Biomedical Images on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 11 am to 12:30 pm ET.  This meetup provided a snapshot of this vital interdisciplinary area... more
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When Luca Sartore (NISS Research Fellow)  joined NISS and the Research and Development Division of the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) in 2015, his first research project addressed the problem of ensuring consistency for totals across different levels... more
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Dr. Joel Dubin begins the day’s discussion advising to be adaptive and keep communication lines open. He states that it is beneficial to communicate your expectations to your mentees, your general mentoring style but to make sure you aren’t too rigid. Ensuring that mentees are comfortable with... more
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In our last NISS Affiliate Update we provided an overview of the type of research that NISS Research Associates are involved in.  We are following this up with a more indepth and technical viewof this work.  Our first installment here is from NISS Research Fellow Ya Mo. The Impact of... more
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Once again, NISS gathered senior statisticians sharing advice with their extensive experience working in the federal government.  In addition, these individuals have graciously made it a priority to share their experiences so that others may better understand and be better prepared for working... more
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On Thursday, Jan 27, the NISS Graduate Student Network hosted a very informative panel discussion where to hear and learn about postdoctoral positions in statistics. This panel of current and former postdoctoral fellows shared many reasons you might consider a postdoctoral position after graduation... more
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Another exciting NISS Virtual Career Fair took place with presentations that shared helpful information and insight about the National Labs. This career fair took place Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 12-1:30 pm ET with much excitement from our audience. We certainly learned a lot from this... more
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With much sadness, NISS notes the passing of a good friend and colleague, Leland (Lee) Wilkinson (November 5, 1944 – December 10, 2021).  Lee was a current Member of the NISS Board of Trustees since 2016 and a long-term friend and supporter of NISS.  He has taken part in many NISS hosted... more

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