Event Series

Information about NISS hosted or sponsored events that are set up in a series that support a common purpose or topic.
To review the recordings of all previous events, visit the Meet-Up Recordings page.


NISS Hosted Webinar Series

Ingram Olkin Statistics Serving Society Forums

Forums honoring the memory of Professor Ingram Olkin focus on a current societal issue that could benefit from attention from the statistical community.

Ingram Olkin Forum: The Opioid Crisis (May 4, 2021)
Ingram Olkin Forum Series: COVID and the Schools: Modeling Openings, Closings, and Learning Loss (December 16, 2020) (see event page)
Ingram Olkin Forum: Algorithmic Fairness and Social Justice (September, 2020)
Ingram Olkin Forum Series: Unplanned Clinical Trial Disruptions (Summer / Fall 2020)
Inaugural Ingram Olkin S3 Forum: Gun Violence - The Statistical Issues  (June 2019)

NISS / Merck Meet-ups    

Topics and issues of interest to biostatisticians, statisticians and epidemiologists related to the pharmaceutical industry.

(January 13, 2021) - NISS-Merck Meet-up on SARS-COV2 Vaccine Development (see event page)
"NISS/Merck Meetup Reviews the Challenges and Potential in Vaccine Development" (September 16, 2020)
"Bayesian Statistics the Focus of Popular NISS/Merck Meetup" (April 27, 2020)
"Recent Approaches to Adaptive Trials for Drug Development the Focus of NISS/Merck Meet-Up" (January 15, 2020)
"Subgroup Analysis" (Septermber 10, 2019)
"Applications of Real World Data" (April 1, 2019)
"Statistical Challenges in Immuno-Oncology" (January 22, 2019)
"Real World Data and its Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry" (October 4, 2018)
"Applications of Machine Learning in the Pharmaceutical Industry" (April 25, 2018)
"Estimands and Sensitivity Analysis in Clinical Trials" (January 23, 2018)
"Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials" (September 12, 2017)

Data Science Essentials for Business     

Tutorials that focus on the Top 10 analytics approaches for the key topics that are used in the business.

Registrations options: $35 for single Data Science Essentials tutorial sessions, $250 for all 10 Essential Data Science for Business tutorial sessions.  Can attend the live session? Post Session Access to tutorial materials and recording can be obtained for $35 after the event is over. NISS Affiliates, (https://www.niss.org/affiliates-list), please send an email to officeadmin@niss.org.

Overview: "Victor Lo Sets the Stage for a New Series of Tutorials: Essentials of Data Science for Business" - (July 29, 2020)
1. "Jim Harner Leads First Session Loaded with Methods and Examples Describing Data Science Workflows" - (October 7, 2020)
2. "Second Data Science Tutorial Focuses on Data Visualization Led by Lee Wilkinson" - (October 21, 2020)
3. "Predictive Analytic Tools Featured as Part of Third Data Science Tutorial" - (November 4, 2020)
4. "Causal Inference and Uplift Modeling Take Center Stage in Data Science Tutorial" - (November 18, 2020)

5. December 2, 2020 - Ming Li: "Deep Learning"  (see event page)
6. Winter 2021 /Instructor TBA: "Prescriptive Analytics and Optimization"
7. Winter 2021 /Instructor TBA: "Unstructured Data Analysis"
8. Winter 2021 /Instructor TBA: "Social Sciences and Data Science Ethics"
9. Winter 2021 /Instructor TBA: "Domain Knowledge and Case Studies"
10. Winter 2021 / Sam Woolford: "Analytical Consulting, Communication and Soft Skills"

NISS Affiliate Virtual Career Fairs

NISS Sponsored webinars where experienced statisticians from industry, government and academia talk about and provide advice for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a statistician.

"Career Fair Focuses on Challenges Finding a Position During the Pandemic" (November 11, 2020) 
"Successful Career Fair Series Finishes with Insights into BioPharm Industries" (June 3, 2020)
"3rd NISS Government Career Fair" (May 22, 2020)
"Academic Career Paths Explored During NISS Career Fair" (April 23, 2020)
"Career Paths Highlighted in Three Health Related Government Agencies" (March 11, 2020)
"Advice and Insights Offered During Third NISS Industry Career Fair!" (February 19, 2020)
"NISS Government Career Fair Outlines Opportunities for Statisticians!" (January 8, 2020)
"Opportunities in Banking & Marketing Sectors Highlighted in Virtual Career Fair" (December 6, 2019)
"NISS Virtual Career Fair for NISS Affiliates" (September 26, 2019)

COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science Webinar Series

The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) and its five charter member societies (ASA, ENAR, IMS, SSC, and WNAR), as well as NISS.  This bi-weekly seminar features the latest research that is positioned on the cusp of new understanding and analysis of COVID-19 pandemic data, and promotes data-driven research and decision making to combat COVID-19.

December 3, 2020 - "Inaugural COPSS-NISS Webinar on the Statistics of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials - ‘Standing Room Only’!"
December 17, 2020 - An Ecosystem for Tracking and Forecasting the Pandemic
January 21, 2020 - Transmission Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2: Inference and Projection

Many more in the planning stages!


Recent/Upcoming NISS Sponsored Webinar Series

Mathematical Foundations of Data Science

A weekly online seminar on random topics on mathematical foundations of machine learning, statistics and optimization

December 4, 2020: Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley)
December 11, 2020: George Lan (Georgia Tech) 
January 29, 2021: Adam Wierman (California Institute of Technology) 
March 26, 2021: "Harnessing Structure and Algorithmic Properties for Scalable Learning Methods over Networks", Na Li (Harvard University)
April 6, 2021: Harrison Zhou (Yale University)