Isolated Statisticians The Isolated
Statisticians (ISs) is a collection of academic statisticians, each of whom is
usually the only statistician (or one of two) in a mathematics department. In
such circumstances it is difficult to have meaningful discussions with
departmental colleagues about the fine points of teaching or practicing
statistics. The ISs meet yearly at the Joint Statistical Meetings and discuss
issues related to being isolated from other statisticians, current events in
the American Statistical Association, and statistics in general.