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 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) 

Leadership in Translational Statistical Research

Date: Friday, April 30, 2024, 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT
Speakers: Sherri Rose (Health Policy Data Science Lab at Stanford University), and Taki Shinohara, (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine); Moderator: Jeff Goldsmith (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health)

Previous COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinars

Leadership at the Intersection of Statistics & Genomics

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024, 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT
Speakers: Rafael Irizarry, (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard University), Mingyao Li, (University of Pennsylvania), Moderator: Jingyi Jessica Li, (University of California, Los Angeles)

Leadership in Statistical Methods for Electronic Health Records Data

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT
Panelists: Rebecca Hubbard (UPenn Medicine), Dandan Liu (VUMC), Moderator: Yates Colbey (Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute)

Leadership at the Intersection of Tech & Academia

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT
Panelists: Barbara Engelhardt (Stanford University), Natesh Pillai (LinkedIn), Moderator: Lorin Crawford (Microsoft)  

Leadership in National Scientific Societies





Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT
Panelists: Lance Waller (Emory), Tom Louis (Johns Hopkins & Former AAAS Statistics Chair), Moderator: Natalie Dean (Emory)

Leadership in Government

Date: Friday, April 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT
Panelists: Denice Ross, (U.S. Chief Data Scientist) and Robert L. Santos, (Director, U.S. Census Bureau), Moderator: Claire Bowen (Urban Institute)

Leadership in Statistical Research

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT
Panelists: Susan Murphy (Harvard), Trevor Hastie (Stanford),  Moderator: Lingzhou Xue (Penn State)

Community Leadership

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT
Panelists: Patrick Ball (HRDAG), Melody Goodman (New York University), Mary Gray (American University), Moderator: Kristian Lum (University of Chicago)

Leadership in Academia 

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT
Panelists: Sally Morton (Arizona State), Ronald Brookmeyer (UCLA),  Moderator: Natalie Dean (Emory)

Organizing Committee

Lorin Crawford, Microsoft
Amita Manatunga, Emory University, COPSS
Natalie Dean, Emory University, COPSS Leadership Academy
Megan Glenn, NISS
Mary Ryan
, Yale University

Planned Schedule:  12pm - 1pm ET/9am PT every month during the academic year.