Nell Sedransk

NISS Position: 
Director-DC

Nell Sedransk is the Director of the DC Office of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, (NISS) and Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University. She is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, also Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She is coauthor of three technical books; and her research in both statistical theory and application appears in more than 60 scientific papers in refereed journals. The areas of her technical expertise include: design of complex experiments, Bayesian inference, spatial statistics and topological foundations for statistical theory. She has applied her expertise in statistical design and analysis of complex experiments and observational studies to a wide range of applications from physiology and medicine to engineering and sensors to social science applications in multi-observer scoring to ethical designs for clinical trials.

NISS Research Projects

Technical Reports

  • Variance Component Analysis of a Multi-Site Study for the Reproducibility of Multiple Reaction Monitoring Measurements of Peptides in Human Plasma (2011) -
  • Offline Reading Baseline Assessment: Combining 4th and 8th Grade NAEP Items (2013) -
  • Functional Data Analytic Approach of Modeling ECG T-wave Shape to Measure Cardivascular Behavior (2010) -
  • Evaluation of Performance-based and Task-based Assessments of Online Research and Comprehension (2014) -
  • Evaluation and Comparison of Two Performance-based Assessments and a Comparable Task- based Assessment of Online Reading and Comprehension (2014) -

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