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The Associated Press sought independent statistical analyses of global temperatures to determine if there is a true cooling of Earth's climate.Alan Karr, director of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, is quoted in the article. Many newspapers printed the story, including the New York... more
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Congratulations to Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky from AT&T, one of NISS' affiliates, who are part of the team that won the $1M Grand Prize from the Netflix Prize contest. They won the prize for devising the best way for Netflix to improve its movie recommendation algorithm, which generates an... more
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This article is about NISS helping to develop Bayesian models for syndromic surveillance so that health officials can detect an onset of a disease breakout or a bioterrorism attack a little earlier than they have in the past. This article was posted August 24, 2009.  more
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) have awarded $664,019 to the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) for collaborative research to develop Bayesian methods for syndromic surveillance. The research focuses on use of conditionally auto... more
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Congratulations to former NISS Board of Trustees members Stephen E. Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University, Bob Rodriguez, SAS Institute and current Vice-Chair of the NISS Board of Trustees, Jessica Utts, University of California, Irvine, for receiving a 2009 American Statistical Association (ASA)... more
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/04/AR2009080403117.html?referrer=emailarticle
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/technology/06stats.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
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August 4, 2009, Washington DC: James Landwehr, chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) announces that Vijay Nair and John Rolph are the recipients of this year's NISS Distinguished Service Awards. The awards were presented by Alan Karr, director of... more
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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... more
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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.Along with an attractive new design and layout, the new website is... more

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