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August 25, 2014, Research Triangle Park, NC: Susan Ellenberg and Keith Soper have received the 2014 Distinguished Service Awards from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). Alan Karr, Director of NISS, presented the awards on August 4, 2014 at the NISS/SAMSI (Statistical and Applied... more
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NISS Director Alan Karr was asked by the New York Times to look at some statistical work that was done by two companies that specialize in evaluating art market data for an article they were writing about flipping art work as an investment. The two studies done say it may be premature to consider... more
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Guan Yu, a Ph.D. candidate from the Statistics and Operations Research Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), is this year's recipient of the Young Statisticians in Business and Industry (y-BIS) Award. The award recognizes the best paper, based on both content and... more
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As a result of a workshop that Alan Karr and others participated in, a report entitled “Statistics and Science: A Report of the London Workshop on the Future of the Statistical Sciences” has been published. The report talks about how statistics are used in the modern world, and looks at... more
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Alan Karr, Director of NISS since 2000, has announced that he will leave NISSat the end of August. In September, he will become Director of the Center ofExcellence for Complex Data Analysis (CoDA) at RTI International.Informing the Board of Trustees of his departure, Karr said that, "My newposition... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences is pleased announce  that Mary Batcher of Ernst and Young will become chair of the NISS Board of Trustees on July 1, 2014. Robert Rodriguez of SAS Institute, Cary, NC, has been named as vice-chair. Also serving on the executive committee will be... more
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The vast amount of data in the business world is increasing every day, and effective analyses of these large data sets is crucial for businesses to gain a competitive advantage. In response to this demand, Data 4 Decisions, an unprecedented new data science conference and exposition, is aiming to... more
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Many times longitudinal surveys have to answer a question on how to combine differing cohorts of the survey. These different cohorts can be things such as disjoint populations, a single population or overlapping populations. Former NISS postdoc Ivan A. Carrillo and NISS Director, Alan F. Karr,... more
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The NISS and SAMSI affiliates meeting held March 16 in Baltimore was a great success!  The meeting highlighted two hard problems: A Cross-Sector High-impact Project and A Cross-Sector Research Opportunity. The afternoon discussion was about how to become a leader in the profession. Senior... more
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This blog from Harvard Business Review mentions the article that Stanley S. Young and Alan Karr wrote for Significance magazine.http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/03/when-research-should-come-with-a-warning-label/

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