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Strong Interest in Math Started Early My parents always told me that when I grow up, I should give back to the society.  In high school I was very interested in numbers and formula and math was the one subject I was very good at!  As a result, at Nankai University, one of the top... more
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On October 31st, 2019 NISS Academic Affiliates committee hosted a webinar geared primarily towards faculty researchers who are in the process of or have been thinking about writing a grant. Grants provide you with the opportunity to extend your line of research, collaborate with... more
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Each year the Bernoulli Society identifies from its members those who are active researchers of mathematical statistics. The main goal of the New Researcher Award is to recognize innovative research by new researchers.  This year, Dr. Lingzhou Xue, Assistant Director of NISS,... more
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NISS Research Associate Lu Chen along with National Agriculture Statistic Services (NASS) colleague Irwin Anolik entered the U.S. Department of Agriculture's AgCensus Visualization Challenge an opportunity to explore AgCensus Data and create interactive visualizations. There were seventeen... more
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NISS brought together four distinguished and experienced speakers whose attention has lately been involved in discussions concerning the role of statistics in the 'new' field of data science.  The title of the session was "What’s in a name – data analytics, machine learning, artificial... more
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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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