COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series

About the COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series

COPSS (Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies) and NISS have come together to organize and host a new webinar series focusing on leadership in statistics and data science. Plan to attend these webinars every month during the academic year! Keep an eye out for our Fall 2023 schedule - coming soon!

The COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series is co-organized by the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Emerging Leaders in Statistics and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). The purpose of the webinar series is to promote leadership skills for members of the statistical societies at any stage in their careers. The series features conversations with leaders throughout the discipline, including leaders from major academic and government institutions, and companies. Invited speakers share their leadership stories and answer questions about their experiences. Each webinar is moderated by a member of the COPSS Emerging Leaders in Statistics program.

Upcoming Fall 2023 Schedule

Mark your calendars for upcoming webinars on these dates. Check back here for more information, or stay up to date by signing up for NISS Newsletter!

(Free webinars, pre-registration required) 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT: Topic: Leadership at the Intersection of Tech & Academia

Panelists: Barbara Engelhardt (Stanford University), Natesh Pillai (LinkedIn), Moderator: Lorin Crawford (Microsoft)  

Tueaday, November 28, 2023, 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT: Topic: Leadership in Statistical Methods for Electronic Health Records Data

Panelists: Rebecca Hubbard (UPenn Medicine), Dandan Liu (VUMC), Moderator: Yates Colbey (Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute)


Previous COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinars

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT: Topic: Leadership in National Scientific Societies

Panelists: Lance Waller (Emory), Tom Louis (Johns Hopkins & Former AAAS Statistics Chair), Moderator: Natalie Dean (Emory)




Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT:  Topic: Leadership in Academia 

Panelists: Sally Morton (Arizona State), Ronald Brookmeyer (UCLA),  Moderator: Natalie Dean (Emory).

News Story for this Event:  "COPSS-NISS Kicks off Leadership Webinar Series: Focus on Academic Leadership"

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT.  Topic: Community Leadership

Panelists: Patrick Ball (HRDAG), Melody Goodman (New York University), Mary Gray (American University), Moderator: Kristian Lum (University of Chicago).

News Story for this Event  "COPSS-NISS Webinar Highlights Statistician Leaders in Social Justice and Community Leadership!"

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT.  Topic:  Leadership is Statistical Research

Panelists: Susan Murphy (Harvard), Trevor Hastie (Stanford),  Moderator: Lingzhou Xue (Penn State).

Friday, April 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT.  Topic:  Leadership in Government

Panelists: Denice Ross, (U.S. Chief Data Scientist) and Robert L. Santos, (Director, U.S. Census Bureau), Moderator: Claire Bowen (Urban Institute).

Organizing Committee

Natalie Dean (Chair), Emory University, COPSS Leadership Academy
Claire Bowen, Urban Institute, COPSS Leadership Academy
Amita Manatunga, Emory University, COPSS
Jim Rosenberger, NISS
Mary Ryan, Yale University
Lingzhou Xue, Penn State, COPSS Leadership Academy, NISS

Planned Schedule:  12pm ET/9am PT on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month during the academic year.