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Where were you born/where did you grow up? I grew up in  Höxter, Germany, a small town near the northern part of West Germany. The easiest way to find it is to look at a map of Autobahns, and pick the spot that is farthest away from any of them.    Where did you go to school (... more
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NISS announced that its new Director is Dr. Nell Sedransk. The announcement was made by Chairwoman Mary Batcher. "The search committee felt that Nell was the best person for this position. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role of Director and has done a tremendous job... more
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Drug development has always been a high-risk enterprise. It requires sustained optimism in the face of repeated failures. Define a successful drug as a drug that has been approved for marketing by regulators. Define success rate as the rate of successful drugs among all drugs that have been entered... more
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John Eltinge and Jamie Nunnelly have been presented the 2015 Distinguished Service Awards from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). Nell Sedransk, Acting Director of NISS, announced the awards on August 10, 2015 at the NISS/SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences... more
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The following was written by NISS/Duke postdoc Mauricio Sadinle. Statisticians from around the world gathered under the enticing draw of the Brazilian culture during the 60th World Statistics Congress (WSC) in Rio de Janeiro. Held July 26-31 of this year, the WSC is organized biannually by... more
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As part of the 25th anniversary celebration at the NISS-SAMSI reception, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) initiated a new award to recognize the extraordinary achievements of some of its former postdocs. NISS started mentoring postdoctoral fellows and associates in 1993. Since... more
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Seattle, Washington, August 11, 2015: Mary Batcher, chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS),announces that Dr. Stephen E. Fienberg has received the 2015 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research. The announcement was made by Dr. Nell... more
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Gabriel Huerta, Professor and Graduate Chair for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Mexico, recently joined the NISS Board of Trustees.  Gabriel sat down with us to tell us about his background. Gabriel was born and raised in the thriving metropolis of... more
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Former NISS postdoc Hang Kim, who recently accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati, received the Korean Statistical Society's Career Development Award. The award was presented during the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Seattle, Washington,.  This is... more
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Welcome to the debut of NISS' new blog! We think this new feature will be a new and exciting way to start a conversation with you. It will have first-hand accounts from some of the workshops, profiles of people in the statistics field and highlights from some of our events What can I expect to... more

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