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The two-day "R and Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows" course was introduced by NISS in September 2017. The course was delivered by data science expert E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems at West Virginia University. The... more
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Joseph Rodhouse joined NISS in October 2017 as a Research Associate and is working on the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) project. The work involves investigating survey methodological phenomena, such as respondent burden and response likelihood to surveys. Declining response rates... more
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Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Michael Robbins was always interested in quantitative research. He went to high school at JL Mann Academy in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and... more
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The first virtual meet-up jointly hosted by NISS and the pharmaceutical giant Merck is an effort to introduce NISS to statisticians involved in the research and development of pharmaceutical products. This was an hour-long web meeting which took place between 11:00 and noon (Eastern time zone) on... more
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Nominations are being sought for the 2018 National Institute of Statistical Sciences’ (NISS) Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research. The prize recognizes sustained, high-quality, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical and data sciences. An award of $1,000... more
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The theme of the 2018 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) hosted by the American Statistical Association is #LeadWithStatistics. The conference will cover topics ranging from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science... more
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The Western Michigan University’s Department of Statistics has become an Affiliate of NISS, effective November 2017. "We are very happy to become a new academic affiliate of NISS. Inclusion in NISS’ Affiliate program will open up new developmental and collaboration opportunities, especially for... more
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NISS welcomes Dr. James Rosenberger as the new NISS Director, effective from August 1, 2017. The announcement was made by Chairwoman Mary Batcher at the NISS JSM Reception on July 31, 2017. Rosenberger succeeds Dr. Nell Sedransk. The decision was made after an extensive search process which... more
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NISS is proud to honor former postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Shanti Gomatam and Dr. Minge Xie, with the 2017 NISS Postdoc Achievement Award. The awards were presented to Gomatam and Xie at the 2017 NISS JSM Reception. The NISS Awards Committee made the selection decision after a series of discussions... more
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Dr. Phillip Kott, a Senior Research Statistician at the Research Triangle Institute International's Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis, received the 2017 NISS Distinguished Service Award. Kott has been serving on the NISS Board of Trustees since 2011. The award recognizes Kott's... more

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