NISS Leadership Committees

Charge to the NISS Committees (Last Update: 1/15/24)

Current Members

NISS Executive Leadership Committee

Alyson Wilson 

NISS Position:
Chair, 2023-2024; Appointed to the Board of Trustees and Member of the NISS Corporation by the Chancellor of North Carolina State University; Salary & Evaluation Committee
Term Expiration:
2027 Jun 30
Organization:
North Carolina State University

Tim Hesterberg

NISS Position:
Vice Chair, 2023-2024, Elected Board of Trustees Member
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Staff Data Scientist
Organization:
Instacart

James Booth

NISS Position:
Elected Board of Trustees Member
Term Expiration:
2025 Jun 30
Title:
Professor Statistics and Data Science
Organization:
Cornell University

Steve Cohen

NISS Position:
Appointed by the President of RTI International as a Member of the NISS Corporation
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Vice President, Division for Statistical and Data Sciences
Organization:
RTI International

Shanti Gomatam

NISS Position:
Elected Board of Trustees Member
Term Expiration:
2025 Jun 30
Title:
Mathematical Statistician
Organization:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Nancy McMillan

NISS Position:
Elected Board of Trustees Member
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Advanced Analytics Division
Organization:
Battelle

Ron Wasserstein

NISS Position:
Appointed to the Board of Trustees and Member of the NISS Corporation by the President of the American Statistical Association (ASA)
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Executive Director
Organization:
American Statistical Association

David Matteson (Ex-Officio)

Title:
Director
Organization:
NISS

Randy Freret (Ex-Officio, NISS)

Title:
Sr. Executive Assistant; Board of Trustees Secretary
Organization:
NISS
NISS Affiliates Leadership Committee

Nancy McMillan

NISS Position:
Co-Chair, Affiliates Committee & Industry Planning Subcommittee (Interim Chair)
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Advanced Analytics Division
Organization:
Battelle

Christy Chuang-Stein

NISS Position:
Co-Chair, NISS Affiliates Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Independent Statistical Consultant

Manqi Cai

NISS Position:
GSN Exec Committee Representative, NISS Affiliates Committee
Term Expiration:
2025 Jun 30
Title:
PhD Biostatistics; University of Pittsburgh

Joel Dubin

NISS Position:
CANSSI-NISS Liaison
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Professor of Statistics
Organization:
University of Waterloo

Analisa Flores

NISS Position:
Chair, Academic Planning and Recruitment Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
UC Riverside

Wei Vivian Li

NISS Position:
Academic Planning and Recruitment Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
UC Riverside
 
 
NISS Position:
Chair, NISS Graduate Student Network & Steering Committee; Academic Planning and Recruitment Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Bentley University

Sahar Zangeneh

NISS Position:
Subcommittee: Academic Planning and Recruitment & GSN Steering Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
RTI International & Clinical Instructor, Biostatistics at University of Washington

Sharmistha Guha

NISS Position:
Academic Planning and Recruitment Subcommittee & GSN Steering Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Texas A&M University

Samuel Wang

NISS Position:
Academic Planning and Recruitment Subcommittee & GSN Steering Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Cornell University

Victor Lo

NISS Position:
Industry Planning Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Head of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Workplace Investing, Fidelity Investments
Organization:
Fidelity Investments

Grace Deng

NISS Position:
Industry Planning Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Data Scientist
Organization:
Google

Yijun "Frank" Wei

NISS Position:
Industry Planning Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Senior AI/ML Scientist
Organization:
General Motors

Shanti Gomatam

NISS Position:
Government Planning Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2025 Jun 30
Title:
Mathematical Statistician
Organization:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Yang Cheng

NISS Position:
Subcommittee: Government Planning and Recruitment, NISS Affiliates Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Senior Statistician

Organization:
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Marcus Berzofsky 

NISS Position:
Government Planning Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Senior Research Statistician
Organization:
RTI International

Alice Yu

NISS Position:
Government Planning Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Mathematical Statistician
Organization:
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Deliverance Bougie

NISS Position:
ASA GSS Appointed Member; Government Planning Subcommittee
Term Expiration:
2025 Jun 30
Title:
Survey Statistician
Organization:
US Census Bureau 

David Matteson (Ex-Officio, NISS)

Title:
Director
Organization:
NISS

 

Megan Glenn (Ex-Officio, NISS)

Title:
Communications & Events Coordinator
Organization:
NISS
NISS New Researchers Network Leadership Committee

Hannah Waddel

NISS Position:
GSN Executive Committee
Term Expiration:
2025 Jun 30
Title:
PhD Student, Biostatistics
Organization:
Emory University

Manqi Cai

NISS Position:
GSN Executive Committee
Term Expiration:
2024 Jun 30
Title:
PhD Student, Biostatistics
Organization:
University of Pittsburgh

Jason B. Cho

NISS Position:
GSN Executive Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
PhD Student, Statistics & Data Science
Organization:
Cornell University

Sean Mulherin

NISS Position:
GSN Executive Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
PhD Student, Statistics
Organization:
UCLA

Georgia Smits

NISS Position:
GSN Executive Committee
Term Expiration:
2025 Jun 30
Title:
PhD Student, Statistics & Data Science
Organization:
Cornell University

Piaomu Liu

NISS Position:
Chair, NISS Graduate Student Network & Steering Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Bentley University

Sahar Zangeneh 

NISS Position:
GSN Steering Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
RTI International & Clinical Instructor, Biostatistics at University of Washington

Sharmistha Guha

NISS Position:
GSN Steering Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Texas A&M University

 

Samuel Wang

NISS Position:
GSN Steering Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Cornell University

Megan Glenn (Ex-Officio, NISS)

Title:
Communications & Events Coordinator
Organization:
NISS
 
 

 

Awards & Nominations Leadership Committee

Barry Nussbaum

NISS Position:
Chair, Awards and Nominations Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Former Chief Statistician for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (ret.)

 

Gabriel Huerta

NISS Position:
Awards and Nominations Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Statistician
Organization:
Sandia National Labratory

Jessica Utts

NISS Position:
Awards and Nominations Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Professor of Statistics
Organization:
University of California - Irvine

Mahlet Tadesse

NISS Position:
Appointed to the Board of Trustees and Member of the NISS Corporation by the Eastern North American Region of The International Biometric Society (ENAR)
Term Expiration:
2024 Jun 30
Title:
Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Organization:
Georgetown University

Nicholas Jewell

NISS Position:
Appointed to the Board of Trustees and Member of the NISS Corporation by the Chair of Section U, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Term Expiration:
2024 Jun 30
Title:
Professor
Organization:
UC Berkley
NISS Finance Leadership Committee

Ron Wasserstein

NISS Position:
Appointed to the Board of Trustees and
Member of the NISS Corporation by the
President of the American Statistical
Association (ASA)
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Executive Director
Organization:
American Statistical Association

Mary Batcher

NISS Position:
NISS Finance Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Executive Director
Organization:
BDS Data Analytics

Ed Cohen

NISS Position:
NISS Finance Committee
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Reader in Statistics
Organization:
Imperial College London

Tim Hesterberg

NISS Position:
Vice Chair, 2023-2024, Elected Board of Trustees Member
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Staff Data Scientist
Organization:
Instacart

Alyson Wilson 

NISS Position:
Chair, 2023-2024; Appointed to the Board of Trustees and Member of the NISS Corporation by the Chancellor of North Carolina State University
Term Expiration:
2027 Jun 30
Organization:
North Carolina State University

David Matteson (Ex-Officio, NISS)

Title:
Director
Organization:
NISS
NISS Ingram Olkin Forum Leadership Committee

Wendy Martinez (Chair)

NISS Position:
Chair, IOF Committee 
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Mathematical Statistician
Organization:
US Census Bureau

Claire Kelling

NISS Position:
IOF Committee Liaison
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Carleton College

David L. Banks

NISS Position:
IOF Committee Liaison
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Carleton College

Lingzhou Xue

NISS Position:
IOF Committee Liaison
Term Expiration:
2026 Jun 30
Title:
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Pennsylvania State University

Henry Wynn

NISS Position:
IOF Committee Liaison
Term Expiration:
2027 Jun 30
Title:
Emeritus Professor of Statistics
Organization:
London School of Economics

Shili Lin

NISS Position:
IOF Committee Liaison
Term Expiration:
2027 Jun 30
Title:
Professor of Statistics
Organization:
Ohio State University

Ariel Aloe

NISS Position:
IOF Committee Liaison
Term Expiration:
2027 Jun 30
Title:
Professor of Educational Measurement and Statistics
Organization:
University of Iowa

Dibyen Majumdar

NISS Position:
IOF Committee Liaison
Term Expiration:
2027 Jun 30
Title:
Associate Director of IMSI; Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at UIC
Organization:
Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) and University of Chicago (UIC)

David Matteson (Ex-Officio, NISS)

Title:
Director
Organization:
NISS

Megan Glenn (Ex-Officio, NISS)

Title:
Communications & Events Coordinator
Organization:
NISS

 

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