Press Releases

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

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
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
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
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
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
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
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
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
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
Sally Morton and Thomas Gerig received the 2013 NISS Distinguished Service Awards, which were presented by Alan Karr, Director of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) on August 5, 2013. The awards were given at the NISS/SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute... more
Posted by: Katherine Kantner
Kenneth P Burnham was selected as the 2013 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research. The award was announced at the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal, Canada. The annual award, named in honor of Jerome (Jerry) Sacks, the founding director of NISS, was established in 2000 to... more
Posted by: Katherine Kantner
S. Stanley Young, Assistant Director of Bioinformatics for the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), and Jessie Q. Xia, former NISS postdoctoral fellow, report on the re-analysis of a data set used in a 2009 New England Journal of Medicine paper by C. Arden Pope, III, and co-authors.... more
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly

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