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The Nathan Mantel Award is presented by the American Statistical Association (ASA). "The award is given every two years to a researcher for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology." Nicholas P. Jewell... more
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NISS is happy to share the good news that Lingzhou Xue, Associate Director of NISS, has been selected by COPSS as a member of the COPSS Leadership Academy 2021!   For his innovative contributions to the theory and methodology of high-dimensional statistics and statistical... more
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What is it like to work as a statistician in a government agency?  What kinds of opportunities are there for data scientists in the federal government?  More importantly, how do you prepare yourself for obtaining a position?   For this career fair NISS gathered an incredible trio... more
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What do data scientists do?  This tutorial featured a review of three different compelling case studies found in business today.  Each of the three instructors brought to this session expertise and insight into the specific methodologies and strategies that they use to help solve the... more
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At this point Bhramar Mukherjee (University of Michigan) is no stranger to research on better understanding the COVID-19 virus.  She showed to us how she used the statistical power to help inform lockdown policies in India. Her comments during this session involved a review and discussion of... more
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Rochelle Tractenberg (Georgetown University) was the instructor of the seventh of a series of tutorials that focus on topics that are essential for all statisticians and data scientists to be familiar with.  While this topic may not involve the technical methods, software or coding of previous... more
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In this COPSS-NISS hosted webinar, Aengus Bridgman, (McGill University) presented a quick review of three papers that he had recently co-authored.  These papers included: “A Rare Moment of Cross-Partisan Consensus: Elite and Public Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada”, Canadian Journal... more
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The NISS Graduate Student Network was initially established during Summer of 2020 with the goal of bringing together students from different institutions. Currently, David Kent (Cornell University), Hannah Waddel (Emory University), Rebecca Kurtz-Garcia (UCRiverside), and Xinjun Wang (University of... more
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In December, NISS launched the “SAID in Graphics Data Visualization Competition” to encourage graduate students to revision the graphics used in online educational reports. A wide array of methods and insights were brought to bear in the entries received from eight interdisciplinary teams and... more
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When data from the NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) national study, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten 2011 (ECLS-K), first became available, Ya Mo and Nell Sedransk began an examination of students’ characteristics and demographics and their influence on learning in... more

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