Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis


November 4, 2015

Presentation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by LISA Director Eric Vance on how the LISA 2020 program to build statistics capacity and education+research+outreach infrastructure in developing countries is a model program for the 21st Century Global Land Grant University.
Workshop on statistical collaboration.

June 1, 2014

Check out the fascinating article LISA Collaborator Marcos Carzolio has in the most recent Amstat News: Masters Without Borders.

May 11, 2014

How Popular Will Your Name Be in 25 Years? A fun intereactive tool that LISA Assistant Director Chris Franck helped Time author Chris Wilson develop.

April 25, 2014

LISA Administrative Specialist Tonya Pruitt receives the President's Award for Excellence.

February 1, 2014

LISA Collaborator Jonathan Stallings talks about Type IV Errors and how he chooses appropriate methodology in statistical collaborations in his AmstatNews article.

December 19, 2013

Check out "Unraveling statistical stumbling blocks"a wonderful short video about LISA Fellow Olawale Awe.

October 15, 2013

Dr. Eric Vance spoke about LISA 2020 at a special International Year of Statistics Colloquium at Penn State.

October 1, 2013

"Is Nate Silver a Statistician?" Find out in this Amstat News article by LISA Assistant Director Chris Franck.

October 1, 2013

This semester we have 10 Walk-In sessions each week to better serve you. We are also offering 9 different short courses to help you use statistics in your research. If you need more in-depth help, consider submitting a collaboration request!

September 11, 2013

Welcome to the first LISA Fellow, Olawale Awe from Nigeria who arrived in the United States today! Read more about Olawale's journey on the LISA 2020 News Blog.

June 13, 2013

Growing from a collaboration project, LISA Collaborator Jonathan Stallings recently published an article in PNAS on a collaboration bibliometric. provided a wonderful article summarizing the work.

April 18, 2013

On April 18th from 3:30-4:30 pm in 300 Seitz, Dr.Eric Vance, Director of LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis), presented a colloquium in honor of the International Year of Statistics entitled “LISA 2020 and Ut Prosim: Building statistics capacity in developing countries.”

April 12, 2013

Dr. Eric Vance and Dr. Ralph Hall at Virginia Tech describe how they developed the concept of an "on-the-ground statistician" to advance their data collection and cleaning practices in relation to large-scale household surveys.

April 12, 2013

Data science is "the sexiest job in the 21st century" according to the Harvard Business Review. LISA collaborators are gaining experience as data scientists with each project they work on!

April 11, 2013

Eric Vance and Ralph Hall will discuss their experiences preparing students to conduct fieldwork on interdisciplinary research projects in developing countries.

April 8, 2013

A fun blog update on the Hidden Impacts of LISA based on one day of VT News stories.

April 3, 2013

The LISA 2020 website is now live and accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming our first LISA Fellow.

March 15, 2013

LISA has received a grant from Google for our LISA 2020 project with the goal of training at least 20 statisticians to create a network of 20 statistical laboratories in developing countries by 2020.

February 2, 2013

Interested in earning a PhD in statistics and working with LISA? Check out our flyer. Please share it with any interested individuals!

January 1, 2013

August 10, 2012

How LISA fosters collaboration, an invited talk at JSM 2012 by Dr. Eric Vance has just been posted.

June 1, 2012

Check out Dr. Vance's article on "International Experiences in Statistics" in the AmstatNews.

February 1, 2012

In a recently published paper, Nigerian statistician Olawale Olushina Awe cites LISA as the example for African universities to follow as he calls for the establishment of statistical consulting centers and the training of young statisticians in consulting in all universities in Africa.

April 5, 2011

Dr. Eric Vance, director of LISA, gave a talk entitled "Using Social Network Analysis to Understand Aspects of Behavior in African Elephants" to the CESCA (Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Analysis) group on March 25. This talk is now posted on Vimeo!