Press Releases

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

We are pleased to announce an updated submission deadline for the call for manuscripts for a special issue of Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research (SBR), an official journal of the American Statistical Association, motivated by the 2021 Workshop of the NISS Ingram Olkin Forum on... more
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
With much sadness, NISS notes the passing of a good friend and colleague, Leland (Lee) Wilkinson (November 5, 1944 – December 10, 2021).  Lee was a current Member of the NISS Board of Trustees since 2016 and a long-term friend and supporter of NISS.  He has taken part in many NISS hosted... more
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
NISS is very pleased to announce new board members whose terms will officially begin on July 1, 2021.  New elected members to the NISS Board of Trustees include Nancy Potok, Aarti Shah and Eric Tchetchen Tchetchen.  New members of the board serving as appointed... more
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
NASS held its annual award ceremony this past Wednesday, April 21, 2021.  There were multiple individuals from NISS that were recognized for their exceptional efforts. Two NASS Circle Awards included NISS researchers. Farm Labor Team - Circle Award Nathan Cruze (NISS Associate... more
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
The Nathan Mantel Award is presented by the American Statistical Association (ASA). "The award is given every two years to a researcher for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology." Nicholas P. Jewell... more
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
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
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
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
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
NISS Research Associate Lu Chen along with National Agriculture Statistic Services (NASS) colleague Irwin Anolik entered the U.S. Department of Agriculture's AgCensus Visualization Challenge an opportunity to explore AgCensus Data and create interactive visualizations. There were seventeen... more
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
From Minitab's press release: Today, Minitab announced that Dr. James L. Rosenberger, Director, National Institute of Statistical Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Penn State University will be the keynote speaker at the Minitab Global Insights Conference 2019.... more
Posted by: Glenn Johnson
CAREER OPPORTUNITY in SPATIAL STATISTICS The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) seeks to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate for a high-impact project to develop and implement spatial statistical methodology for education data. The appointment will be for one-year... more
Posted by: Glenn Johnson

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