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About 25 individuals, mostly from various government agencies in and around the Washington, D.C. area, recently came together for a two-day workshop taught by Dr. James Harner at the Bureau of Labor Statistic's conference and training center. The workshop focuses on the data science process of... more
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Michael Robbins, Statistician and Researcher at Rand Corporation and former NISS PostDoc Fellow from 2009 to 2011, was recently the recipient of a major NSF grant entitled “BIGDATA: IA: A Multi-phase Survey Strategy for Generalizing Inferences from Big Data”. This project will develop new... more
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Candyce Hughes has significant experience in project management, operations and organizational planning. Prior to joining NISS, Candyce served for four years as the Director of Administration at Sirona Strategies and prior to that she was the Director of Management Operations at St. Elizabeth’s... more
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It seems that virtual meetings are here to stay!  They certainly are convenient, both in terms of travel and expense.  While one drawback might be having to put up with the occaisional technical glitch or audio levels that just won’t seem to cooperate, the upside is that we automatically... more
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Luca Sartore grew up in a small town in the northeastern countryside of Italy that has spectacular views of the Alps.  He earned his undergraduate degree in three separate areas by majoring in statistics, computer science and management at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.  He then... more
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Over 250 participants took part in the fifth NISS-Merck Meet-up, and the first one of 2019.  This meet-up focused on "Statistical Challenges in Immuno-Oncology".  Immuno-oncology is the study and development of treatments that take advantage of the body’s immune system to fight... more
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On Tuesday, January 29th NISS Affiliates gathered to listen to two experienced and distinguished individuals talk about their experience and advice about ways to go about improving how they go about communicating statistical information.   The first speaker was Christy Chuang... more
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The December NISS-Merck Meet up was featured as a news story in the January 2019 issue of AMSTAT News. From the article: "Big data, real-world data (RWD), and observational data have become ubiquitous and essential components of the drug development and commercialization process.... more
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Over the lunch hour on Wednesday, October 10, Mimi Kim, Head of the Division of Biostatistics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NISS Board member presided as moderator for four accomplished statisticians from the private sector, academia and government.  The topic up for... more
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NISS uncovered a gem when Andreea was hired as a research associate!  Having always had an interest and aptitude for mathematics, it wasn’t until she was an undergraduate at Colorado State University that she originally realized that statistics was more than just a subfield of mathematics.... more

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