Press Releases

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

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
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) named Mary Batcher, Ernst & Young, and Robert Rodriguez from SAS Institute to the Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2013. Karen Kafadar, Indiana University and Fritz Scheuren, NORC at the University of Chicago, were... more
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
December 13, 2012, Washington D.C - Nell Sedransk, Associate Director of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Also elected were two members of the NISS Board of Trustees: Karen Kafadar,... more
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has presented the 2012 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research to Dr. William Q. Meeker, Iowa State University. Susan Ellenberg, chair of the Board of Trustees, announced the award at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego,... more
Posted by: Katherine Kantner
James Landwehr and Linda Young are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). The awards were presented by NISS director Alan Karr at the NISS/SAMSI reception at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego, California... more
Posted by: Katherine Kantner
Yili Hong, Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech, received this year’s Young Statisticians in Business and Industry (y-BIS) Award. The award recognizes the best paper, based on both content and delivery, presented by an early career researcher at the International... more
Posted by: Jamie Nunnelly

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