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Looking for advice for how best to advance a statistics career? What types of job opportunities exist for statisticians/data scientists/analysts in various organizations?   Over the past several months the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has been doing just... more
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Xihong Lin, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, provided a talk that was sponsored by both the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) and NISS to over 600 attendees.  The focus of her... more
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The discussion continues!  Nearly 350 participants attended the third in a series of webinars hosted by NISS on the topic of the use of p-values. Three distinguished statisticians provided their insights for the use of p-values in their areas of research -- where p-values are used in... more
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The American Statistical Association (ASA) and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences teamed up to provide an informational webinar that served to shed light on role that modeling is playing in ascertaining how this disease is spreading, predicting how much critical resources will be needed... more
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What is the formula for a great event? What are the critical ingredients? Well, first, you need some good speakers. They must have experience and knowledge that others can learn from and they must be willing to share.  Second, you need to focus on a topic that is of professional... more
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On Thursday April 23rd three distinguished professors of statistics shared their experiences and provided advice about what life is like as a statistician at different academic institutions. Williams College, a liberal arts college, is located in the very northwest corner of Massachusetts.... more
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On Wednesday, March 11 three senior statisticians, Simone Gray from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Sylva Collins from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Paul Albert from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) talked... more
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On February 19, 2020 NISS hosted a “Third Industry Career Fair”.  This time the senior statisticians were gathered from Amazon (Ming Li (second from left), Research Scientist), AT&T (Subho Majumdar, Senior Inventive Scientist, Data Science & AI Research), Medtronic (... more
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Phil Kott, long time active NISS affiliate member has just had the book Better Coverage Intervals for Estimators from a Complex Sample Survey published through RTI Press.   Congratulations Phil!   This book extends his ideas about coverage (confidence) intervals for... more
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A postdoctoral appointment gives you the opportunity to build a solid foundation and it also gives you a chance to explore, listen and learn. All of this involves hard work but the experience is worth it say former NISS postdocs.  Here are the comments from a few whose career started out at at... more

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