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The NISS Graduate Student Network was initially established during Summer of 2020 with the goal of bringing together students from different institutions. Currently, David Kent (Cornell University), Hannah Waddel (Emory University), Rebecca Kurtz-Garcia (UCRiverside), and Xinjun Wang (University of... more
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In December, NISS launched the “SAID in Graphics Data Visualization Competition” to encourage graduate students to revision the graphics used in online educational reports. A wide array of methods and insights were brought to bear in the entries received from eight interdisciplinary teams and... more
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When data from the NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) national study, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten 2011 (ECLS-K), first became available, Ya Mo and Nell Sedransk began an examination of students’ characteristics and demographics and their influence on learning in... more
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Over the past year and a half NISS has accumulated quite a repository of video recordings. Nearly all of the NISS videos are publicly available either through the NISS website / News, or more recently organized into Playlists on the NISS Communications Youtube Channel. Here is the lineup of... more
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The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) and its five charter member societies (ASA, ENAR, IMS, SSC, and WNAR), as well as NISS.  This bi-weekly seminar features the latest... more
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor E James Harner. Jim Harner who passed away on February 9, 2021 was Professor Emeritus of Statistics at West Virginia University (WVU). He was the Chair of the Department of Statistics for 17 years and the Director of the... more
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Julia Silge (RStudio) is a bundle of positive energy!  As instructor of the sixth tutorial in the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series, she pulled out all of the stops using polls, interactive questions, examples and more examples throughout the session.  All of her slides and... more
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In this COPSS-NISS hosted webinar, Dr. Priya Duggal (Johns Hopkins University) and Dr. Winston Timp (Johns Hopkins University) presented their latest research regarding their understandings of the role that both the host genetics as well as the genetics of the virus itself plays as the COVID-19... more
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Allan Sampson.  Allan Sampson was Professor of Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh.  He passed away on January 30, 2021.  He was a beloved colleague, mentor, and ardent supporter of NISS.  He most... more
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Dynamic models of infectious disease systems are often used to study the epidemiological characteristics of disease outbreaks, the ecological mechanisms and environmental conditions affecting transmission, and the suitability of various mitigation and intervention strategies.  In recent years... more

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