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Emergency departments (EDs) are under growing pressure to make their departments more efficient. In order to help alleviate this pressure, a group of researchers from the University of Florida and the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) have created an online simulator to help hospital ED administrators understand how analytics and and simulation can be used to inform decisions in the ED. - July 27, 2014
As part of the Simons Public Lecture Series celebrating MPE2013 (the Mathematics of Planet 2013), SAMSI is hosting Dr. Francesca Dominici, Professor of Biostatistics in the Harvard School of Public Health and Associate Dean of Information Technology, in a public lecture to be held at the UNC Friday Center in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Her talk will be "The Public Health Impact of Air Pollution and Climate Change," and is sponsored by the Simons Foundation. - April 10, 2013
Snehalata Huzurbazar, Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of Wyoming, has accepted the position of Deputy Director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) for the next two years. Huzurbazar will take a leave of absence from the University of Wyoming while... - April 25, 2012
Dr. Sallie Ann Keller has received the 2010 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research. For the past five years, Keller has been the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering and professor of statistics at Rice University. In September she will become director for the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in Washington, D.C. - August 13, 2010
Lawrence H. Cox, Ph.D. has been appointed Assistant Director for Official Statistics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). The announcement was made by Alan Karr, Director of NISS, who noted that "Larry Cox is a distinguished statistician who will help NISS in many ways, especially... - June 06, 2010
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has been awarded a $750,209 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a postdoctoral research program in collaboration with NSF’s Division of Science Resource Statistics (SRS). - May 26, 2010
Richard L. Smith is joining the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) as its new director starting in July 2010. The announcement was made by Dan Solomon, chair of the Governing Board for SAMSI. Smith is the second director of the Institute, replacing Jim Berger. - March 19, 2010
The electronic Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality (JPC) has just released its second issue. This issue was assembled by three guest editors: Satkartar K. Kinney, Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., mathematical statistician at the... - March 03, 2010
Hailin Sang has been appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). NISS is a research institute created by the statistical professional societies with support from a consortium of North Carolina universities. Sang will join one of three teams at NISS that... - February 03, 2010
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) is happy to announce that David Yang has joined its staff as the Research Associate to work with the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI). ESSI provides technical expertise to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the areas... - February 03, 2010
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. Vijay Nair and John Rolph are the recipients of this year’s NISS Distinguished Service Awards. The awards were also presented on August 3 at the NISS-SAMSI reception in Washington DC. - August 06, 2009
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... - July 02, 2009
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... - May 06, 2009
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... - May 03, 2009
NISS celebrated the opening of a new wing to its existing building in Research Triangle Park. The new space nearly doubles the size of the existing building, allowing NISS & SAMSI to conduct more statistical research. - November 13, 2008
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences Corporation Members elected three new members to three-year terms on the Board of Trustees. The new trustees include: Roger W. Hoerl from GE Corporate Research & Development, George W. Williams from Amgen, and Susan S. Ellenberg of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. - November 13, 2008
John Rice, Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California Berkeley, is the recipient of the 2008 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research. The award was presented to Rice at a NISS reception held August 4 at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Denver, Colorado. - August 11, 2008
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) announced it has hired Weiwei Cui as the NAEP-ESSI Research Analyst. NISS partners with the American Institutes for Research (AIR and helps to operate the NAEP Education Statistics Services Institute (NESSI). In her new role, Cui will provide the... - July 30, 2008
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) announced its Board of Trustees members for the Fiscal 2008-2009 year. The Board approved the new members unanimously. Members of the board serve three-year terms. Jim Landwehr of Avaya Laboratories was named the new Chairman of the Board. - July 24, 2008
Jamie Nunnelly is the new communications director for the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and the Statistical and Applied Mathematics Sciences Institute (SAMSI), effective July 14. - July 23, 2008
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