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Over the past year or so NISS has been involved in hosting workshops that target big data and methods for handling  R & Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows. This most recent workshop took place at the Bureau of Labor Statistics's Conference and Training... more
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NISS plans to appoint one or more PhD-level research analysts/statisticians to be deeply involved in statistical methodological development and/or the application of statistical, computational or quantitative methodologies to large (federal) statistical databases. Is your expertise in Survey... more
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The theme of the 2018 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) hosted by the American Statistical Association is #LeadWithStatistics. The conference will cover topics ranging from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science... more
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Mimi Kim is appointed to the NISS Board by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). The COPSS committee provides a forum for member societies to discuss issues important to statistics. Kim is a professor of Biostatistics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Department... more
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“One of my greatest challenges is to synthesize two types of research approach—theory-driven research and data-driven research— and utilize their strengths in my research.” Some individuals enjoy finding ways to challenge their breadth of knowledge and range of experience. Meet Ya Mo. She is... more
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WRITING IS IMPORTANT! The ability to write well is critical in the professional life of statisticians. Research can only be valued when it is communicated to other researchers, and this is done broadly through peer-reviewed publications. An inability to write well can hinder publication of a... more
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R & Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows Co-sponsored by both NISS and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics at West Virginia University worked with 15 participants in Toronto, April 12th and 13th, 2018.... more
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On April 13th the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group at the University of Georgia (UGA) hosted the 6th NOGGINS (Network of Greater Georgia Institutions for Neuroimaging and Statistics) workshop at the Special Collection Library at UGA. There were 28 participants from both... more
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The two-day "R and Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows" course was introduced by NISS in September 2017. The course was delivered by data science expert E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems at West Virginia University. The... more
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Joseph Rodhouse joined NISS in October 2017 as a Research Associate and is working on the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) project. The work involves investigating survey methodological phenomena, such as respondent burden and response likelihood to surveys. Declining response rates... more

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