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During the Fall and Spring of 2019 and 2020 NISS hosted 8 different career fairs, each gathering experienced senior statisticians and each featuring positions either in academia, industry or government.  We thought we might have tapped out on sharing understandings into the nuances of the job... more
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Beginning in 2018, NISS organized a number of events: panels, presentations, discussions and even debates that focused on the topic of statistical significance and the issues surrounding these controversies. NISS as Neutral Expert NISS has served as an invited collaborator and consultant with... more
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Calling All Graduate Students! Given the travel restrictions and social distancing that is applied to all things community, NISS is reaching out to all graduate students from NISS Affiliate departments as a means to help correct this imbalance.  An executive committee has been meeting since... more
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Brian Habing recently joined the NISS family as Associate Director for Education Activities and Research.  His research focuses on psychometrics and scale construction, with a particular emphasis on multidimensional item response theory.  He is also interested in statistical education,... more
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To honor the work and actions of the late Ingram Olkin, an eminent statistician, mentor and contributor to social causes, NISS brings together experts and researchers together from a variety of fields and backgrounds into forums.  The focus of these forums is to bring forward a current... more
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Yanling Zuo (Minitab Statistical Software LLC) led the third of ten tutorials scheduled as part of the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series.  Her tutorial session was titled, “Decision Trees, Gradient Boosted Decision Trees, and Random Forests: Powerful Predictive Analytics Tools... more
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October 21, 2020 Lee Wilkinson (H2O, and University of Illinois at Chicago) led the second of ten tutorials scheduled as part of the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series - the Top 10 analytics key topics that are used in business today!  Students and faculty please note: these... more
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The Statistics Debate event was held in a well-structured debate format. While the participants were given selected questions ahead of time so they had a chance to think about their responses, the group opted not to have a practice, so their reactions to each other were extemporaneous and... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has been hosting the Writing Workshop for Early Researchers since 2007. This year was no different, right? Well, ... yes, and no.   Yes - this workshop was the same valuable experience! Each year, in conjunction with JSM, NISS... more
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October 7, 2020 This was the first of ten tutorials in the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series - the Top 10 analytics approaches of the key topics that are used in business today!  Students and faculty please note: these are perhaps the top ten most important and practical... more

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