Press Releases

Below are press releases from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences.

NISS announced that its new Director is Dr. Nell Sedransk. The announcement was made by Chairwoman Mary Batcher. "The search committee felt that Nell was the best person for this position. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role of Director and has done a tremendous job... more
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
John Eltinge and Jamie Nunnelly have been presented the 2015 Distinguished Service Awards from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). Nell Sedransk, Acting Director of NISS, announced the awards on August 10, 2015 at the NISS/SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences... more
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As part of the 25th anniversary celebration at the NISS-SAMSI reception, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) initiated a new award to recognize the extraordinary achievements of some of its former postdocs. NISS started mentoring postdoctoral fellows and associates in 1993. Since... more
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Seattle, Washington, August 11, 2015: Mary Batcher, chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS),announces that Dr. Stephen E. Fienberg has received the 2015 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research. The announcement was made by Dr. Nell... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), a non-profit institution that conducts statistical science research, announced that Gabriel Huerta and Ray Bain have been selected to serve on the organization's Board of Trustees. The new Board members will begin their terms July 1, 2015 and... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), a nonprofit organization that fosters high-impact cross-disciplinary and cross-sector research involving statistical sciences, held a workshop for its affiliates and others on October 17 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center in... more
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NISS is saddened to learn of the death of Susie Bayarri on August 19, 2014. Susie was a long-time friend and collaborator of NISS, as well as a participant in several SAMSI programs. She visited both institutes frequently. Susie was PI on the NSF-funded, multi-institution NISS project "... more
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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
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
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
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
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
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly

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