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The Toronto Sun writes, "In diet science, as with the global warming scare, many of the strongest claims came from highly respected institutions, such as Harvard's school of public health. But in 2011, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences in the U.S. determined most of Harvard’s claims... more
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Research conducted at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences is quoted in a recent article in the New York Times entitled, "Full Circle on What's Best to Eat." Read the article here.
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This is an exciting phase for the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) as we embark upon celebrating our 25th anniversary this coming year and welcome our new director. At the end of the year, we hope you will consider making a generous contribution to NISS. Any amount is... more
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Former NISS postdoc, Xia Wang, who is currently assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at the University of Cincinnati, recently spoke at the first Women in Statistics Conference in Cary, NC. She talked about her experience at NISS and encouraged others to look at NISS and... more
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NISS Board of Trustees member Jessica Utts is interviewed along with other well known women in statistics, during a panel discussion at the Women in Statistics conference that was held last summer in Cary, NC. Jessica will be the next American Statistical Association president. The interview was... 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 - Dr. Terry Speed, head of bioinformatics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, is the recipient of the 2014 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research. The award is given by the National Institute of... 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
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NISS Director Alan Karr was asked by the New York Times to look at some statistical work that was done by two companies that specialize in evaluating art market data for an article they were writing about flipping art work as an investment. The two studies done say it may be premature to consider... more

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