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Over the past year and a half NISS has accumulated quite a repository of video recordings. Nearly all of the NISS videos are publicly available either through the NISS website / News, or more recently organized into Playlists on the NISS Communications Youtube Channel. Here is the lineup of... more
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The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) and its five charter member societies (ASA, ENAR, IMS, SSC, and WNAR), as well as NISS.  This bi-weekly seminar features the latest... more
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor E James Harner. Jim Harner who passed away on February 9, 2021 was Professor Emeritus of Statistics at West Virginia University (WVU). He was the Chair of the Department of Statistics for 17 years and the Director of the... more
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Julia Silge (RStudio) is a bundle of positive energy!  As instructor of the sixth tutorial in the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series, she pulled out all of the stops using polls, interactive questions, examples and more examples throughout the session.  All of her slides and... more
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In this COPSS-NISS hosted webinar, Dr. Priya Duggal (Johns Hopkins University) and Dr. Winston Timp (Johns Hopkins University) presented their latest research regarding their understandings of the role that both the host genetics as well as the genetics of the virus itself plays as the COVID-19... more
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Allan Sampson.  Allan Sampson was Professor of Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh.  He passed away on January 30, 2021.  He was a beloved colleague, mentor, and ardent supporter of NISS.  He most... more
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Dynamic models of infectious disease systems are often used to study the epidemiological characteristics of disease outbreaks, the ecological mechanisms and environmental conditions affecting transmission, and the suitability of various mitigation and intervention strategies.  In recent years... more
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This was the eleventh meet-up co-sponsored by NISS and Merck and the first of 2021. The last meet-up in September of 2020 broached the same topic of how vaccines are developed with some emphasis on the current pandemic, but so much has changed since then. Now that a few vaccines have become... more
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Epidemiologic models have played a key role during the COVID-19 pandemic, both in understanding how SARS-CoV-2 moves between people and through populations, predicts the spread of the pandemic and estimates the effects of different disease control measures. Over 350 people were in attendance as two... 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 from a variety of fields and backgrounds into forums.  The focus of these forums is to bring forward a current societal issue... more

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