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The Statistical Engineering Division is one of seven technical divisions in the Information Technology Laboratory. The Division:
- develops and applies best practices for the characterization of measurement uncertainty, in particular to enable the intercomparison of measurements in the context of interlaboratory studies and calibrations;implements methods and techniques for experimental design, data analysis, statistical modeling and probabilistic inference in computer software;
- disseminates such methods and techniques throughout U.S. industry, and the scientific and academic communities at large, by publishing technical and educational materials in print and on-line, by offering training courses and workshops, and by participating in professional conferences;
- conducts fundamental and applied statistical research on problems in metrology and collaborates on research in other Divisions of ITL, in other Laboratories of NIST and with NIST's industrial partners.
In SED News...
NIST staff from the Statistical Engineering Division participated in the 2017 Technical Colloquium on the Weight of Evidence (WoE) on June 27-29, 2017 in Gaithersburg, MD. This event brought together experts in statistics and forensic science to discuss how evidence in support of prosecution and defense hypotheses should be assessed and presented.
James Filliben of the Statistical Engineering Division received the Washington Academy of Science (WAS) Distinguished Career in Science Award for 2017. Dr. Filliben was recognized for “significant, life-long contributions to physical science, engineering, and metrological research through the use of sound statistical methods for design of experiments and data analysis.”