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Below are press releases from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences.

2009 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research Presented to Ramanathan Gnanadesikan

August 4, 2009 Washington, DC: James Landwehr, chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) announces that Ramanathan Gnanadesikan, retired statistician, is recipient of the 2009 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research. The award was presented to Gnanadesikan at a NISS reception held August 3 at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Washington, DC.

NISS Launches New Website

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), an independent research institute through which the statistics community serves the nation, is pleased to announce a major redesign and improvement of its website, www.niss.org.

NISS and NASS Collaboration Kicks Off June 1

May 4, 2009, Research Triangle Park, NC -Three teams of researchers from the National Institute of
Statistical Sciences (NISS) and the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS), together with academic faculty and graduate students from five universities will convene at NISS in Research Triangle Park on June
1-2 to kick off the two-year NISS-NASS research program. The Opening Workshop is open to statistical
professionals, students and other interested researchers. The theme of the workshop is Open Research

National Institute of Statistical Sciences Hires Six New Postdoctoral Fellows

April 30, 2009, Research Triangle Park, NC - The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), a research
institute created by the national statistical sciences community, has appointed six new postdoctoral fellows. The
fellows will participate in several new research programs at NISS.

"Our research has expanded into several additional areas this year. We are happy to be able to hire some
of the best and brightest people coming out of the university system," commented Alan Karr, director of NISS.

Jian (Frank) Zou Takes Postdoctoral Fellow Position for the National Institute of Statistical Sciences

April 28, Research Triangle Park, NC - Jian (Frank) Zou from the University of Connecticut will begin work
as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) beginning in July. NISS is a
non-profit institution created by the statistical professional societies with support from a combination of North
Carolina universities to identify, catalyze and foster high-impact, cross- disciplinary and cross-sector research
involving the statistical sciences.