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The electronic Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality (JPC) has just released its second issue. This issue was assembled by three guest editors:  Satkartar K. Kinney, Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., mathematical statistician... more
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Hailin Sang has been appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). NISS is a research institute created by the statistical professional societies with support from a consortium of North Carolina universities. Sang will join one of three teams at NISS... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) is happy to announce that David Yang has joined its staff as the Research Associate to work with the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI). ESSI provides technical expertise to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the... more
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This article shares insights from three interns that were involved with the NISS-NASS research in residence program. The article was published in AmStat News December 2009 issue. You can find the article starting on page 49.
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The Associated Press sought independent statistical analyses of global temperatures to determine if there is a true cooling of Earth's climate.Alan Karr, director of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, is quoted in the article. Many newspapers printed the story, including the New York... more
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Congratulations to Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky from AT&T, one of NISS' affiliates, who are part of the team that won the $1M Grand Prize from the Netflix Prize contest. They won the prize for devising the best way for Netflix to improve its movie recommendation algorithm, which generates an... more
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This article is about NISS helping to develop Bayesian models for syndromic surveillance so that health officials can detect an onset of a disease breakout or a bioterrorism attack a little earlier than they have in the past. This article was posted August 24, 2009.  more
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) have awarded $664,019 to the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) for collaborative research to develop Bayesian methods for syndromic surveillance. The research focuses on use of conditionally auto... more
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Congratulations to former NISS Board of Trustees members Stephen E. Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University, Bob Rodriguez, SAS Institute and current Vice-Chair of the NISS Board of Trustees, Jessica Utts, University of California, Irvine, for receiving a 2009 American Statistical Association (ASA)... more
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