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Haley Jeppson (NISS Research Associate) joined NISS in October of 2021 and has been working with NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) on the Innovative Graphics for NCES Online Reports research project. The project’s objective is the enhancement of graphical data displays in reports and... more
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Ruiyi Zhang is a new NISS Research Associate who will be working with the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Nankai University in China and her Ph.D. in Statistics from Florida State University.  Prior to NISS, she... more
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Lu Chen (NISS Research Associate)  joined NISS and the Research and Development Division of the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) in 2019 and has been working on a number of projects, primarily focused on the United States Census of Agriculture.  ... more
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NISS hosts Virtual Career Fair sessions that focus on academic positions, others on positions in government agencies and industry. The NISS Virtual Career Fair for Insurance & Finance Companies took place on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at noon ET. During this session, our speakers described... more
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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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