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.