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The first virtual meet-up jointly hosted by NISS and the pharmaceutical giant Merck is an effort to introduce NISS to statisticians involved in the research and development of pharmaceutical products. This was an hour-long web meeting which took place between 11:00 and noon (Eastern time zone) on... more
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Nominations are being sought for the 2018 National Institute of Statistical Sciences’ (NISS) Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research. The prize recognizes sustained, high-quality, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical and data sciences. An award of $1,000... more
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The Western Michigan University’s Department of Statistics has become an Affiliate of NISS, effective November 2017. "We are very happy to become a new academic affiliate of NISS. Inclusion in NISS’ Affiliate program will open up new developmental and collaboration opportunities, especially for... 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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NISS welcomes Dr. James Rosenberger as the new NISS Director, effective from August 1, 2017. The announcement was made by Chairwoman Mary Batcher at the NISS JSM Reception on July 31, 2017. Rosenberger succeeds Dr. Nell Sedransk. The decision was made after an extensive search process which... more
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NISS is proud to honor former postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Shanti Gomatam and Dr. Minge Xie, with the 2017 NISS Postdoc Achievement Award. The awards were presented to Gomatam and Xie at the 2017 NISS JSM Reception. The NISS Awards Committee made the selection decision after a series of discussions... more
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Dr. Phillip Kott, a Senior Research Statistician at the Research Triangle Institute International's Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis, received the 2017 NISS Distinguished Service Award. Kott has been serving on the NISS Board of Trustees since 2011. The award recognizes Kott's... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences presented Dr. Jun S. Liu, Professor of Statistics at Harvard University with the 2017 NISS Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research. The award recognizes sustained, high-quality cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical sciences.... more
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NISS' participation in one of the largest Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) held in Baltimore, Maryland, from July 30th to August 3rd, 2017, was a success and well-attended.  NISS kicked off the event on Sunday by hosting a Luncheon Workshop for Affiliates attended by more than 40 members... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) co-sponsored the 2017 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS), held between May 18th and 20th at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel State College, Pennsylvania. The USCOTS is the largest biennial conference that is... more

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