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SED Mission Statement

The Statistical Engineering Division, part of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory, seeks to contribute to research in information technology, to catalyze scientific and industrial experimentation, and to improve communication of research results by working collaboratively with, and developing effective statistical methods for, NIST scientists and our partners in industry.

In carrying out this mission, SED collaborates in NIST measurement science and technology research programs to support U.S. industry through design of experiments, statistical modeling, and data analysis. We participate in ITL's interdisciplinary research and development teams to advance information technology; we contribute to the development of appropriate statistical methodology, building on a foundation of pertinent topics in probability and mathematical statistics; and we provide leadership and computational tools to facilitate the implementation of modern statistical design, analysis and process control procedures.

Created August 25, 2010, Updated August 25, 2016