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A recording of the Virtual Career Fair sessions and presenters slides are first shared with NISS Affiliates.  At this time they are now available to the public! If you are not an Affiliate and would like to attend these sessions like these live and be able to ask questions of the... more
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Ingram Olkin (1924-2016) was a principal founder of NISS and an internationally prominent statistician whose work stressed the importance of statistical thinking in studying major societal problems.  Ingram was also admired for his inclusive mentoring approaches with junior researchers which... more
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There were 24 statistics junior researchers who traveled to Denver for JSM 2019.  The common thread among these individuals is that they are all at the beginning of their careers in statistics.  While it might not have been the first time they attended JSM, it was perhaps the most... more
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The annual NISS Reception is traditionally held at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) each year.  It is a great time to visit with colleagues that you might not have seen in a while and get that personal update.  In addition, it is also a time where new connections are made and new... more
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On Sunday, July 28th NISS Affiliates representing academia, industry and government institutions met to share a meal, catch up with one another and hear from speakers on topics of current interest.  This year the luncheon speakers featured Lisa LaVange (Professor and Associate Chair,... more
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The NISS Board of Trustees established the Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research in 2000 to honor Jerome Sacks' service as the founding Director of NISS. The annual prize of $1,000 was presented at the NISS / SAMSI Reception at JSM 2019 in Denver.  The award recognizes sustained,... more
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For the past couple of years NISS has been recognizing former NISS Postdocs or Research Associates who have been active after their opportunity with NISS for more than 10 years and have had distinguished careers.  This year’s recipient of the NISS Distinguished Alumni Award is Professor Haibo... more
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The NISS  Board of Trustees established the NISS Distinguished Service Awards in 2005 to recognize individuals who have given extraordinary service that significantly advances NISS and its mission. Each year, one or more recipients are chosen by a committee composed of the Vice-Chair of the... more
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Each year at JSM NISS proposes an invited session where the previous year’s Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research recipient can present a paper on their research.  This year’s session was titled, “Statistical Challenges with Astronomical Data.” Award winner G. Jogesh Babu was also... more
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There were hundreds of papers and posters that were delivered at JSM in Denver this July.  And, it is usually a difficult decision to figure out which sessions to attend.  Well within this mix were presentations that were given by NISS Research Associates Ya Mo, Luca Sartore and Yujin (... more

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