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Mimi Kim is appointed to the NISS Board by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). The COPSS committee provides a forum for member societies to discuss issues important to statistics. Kim is a professor of Biostatistics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Department... more
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“One of my greatest challenges is to synthesize two types of research approach—theory-driven research and data-driven research— and utilize their strengths in my research.” Some individuals enjoy finding ways to challenge their breadth of knowledge and range of experience. Meet Ya Mo. She is... more
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WRITING IS IMPORTANT! The ability to write well is critical in the professional life of statisticians. Research can only be valued when it is communicated to other researchers, and this is done broadly through peer-reviewed publications. An inability to write well can hinder publication of a... more
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R & Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows Co-sponsored by both NISS and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics at West Virginia University worked with 15 participants in Toronto, April 12th and 13th, 2018.... more
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On April 13th the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group at the University of Georgia (UGA) hosted the 6th NOGGINS (Network of Greater Georgia Institutions for Neuroimaging and Statistics) workshop at the Special Collection Library at UGA. There were 28 participants from both... more
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Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Michael Robbins was always interested in quantitative research. He went to high school at JL Mann Academy in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and... more
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Joseph Rodhouse joined NISS in October 2017 as a Research Associate and is working on the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) project. The work involves investigating survey methodological phenomena, such as respondent burden and response likelihood to surveys. Declining response rates... more
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The two-day "R and Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows" course was introduced by NISS in September 2017. The course was delivered by data science expert E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems at West Virginia University. The... more
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The first virtual meet-up jointly hosted by NISS and the pharmaceutical giant Merck is an effort to introduce NISS to statisticians involved in the research and development of pharmaceutical products. This was an hour-long web meeting which took place between 11:00 and noon (Eastern time zone) on... more
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Nominations are being sought for the 2018 National Institute of Statistical Sciences’ (NISS) Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research. The prize recognizes sustained, high-quality, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical and data sciences. An award of $1,000... more

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