Upcoming Events

Event Date:
July 7, 2020 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Smoothness in Nonsmooth Optimization Speaker Adrian S. Lewis, Cornell University Abstract Fast black-box nonsmooth optimization, while theoretically out of reach in the worst case, has long been an intriguing goal in practice.  Generic concrete nonsmooth objectives are "partly" smooth:  their... more
Event Date:
Friday, July 10, 2020
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
Semiparametric Bayesian Inference for the Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19 with a State-Space Model Speaker Dr. Yuan Ji, Professor, University of Chicago Abstract The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic affecting over 200 countries and regions. Inference about... more
Event Date:
July 17 & 28, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
ASA, ISI, and NISS will host a series of open town hall discussions. The purpose of these discussions is to understand the breadth of the statistics community involvement at their local, state or national level in Covid-19 public health efforts.  Format There are 4 town halls planned with the... more
Event Date:
July 17, 2020 11 am EDT
The COVID-19 Forecast Hub: Using Statistics and Data Science to Support Decision-making in a Pandemic Speaker Dr. Nicholas G Reich, University of Massachusetts Amherst Abstract The COVID-19 Forecast Hub is a consortium of modeling teams from across the world making forecasts of the COVID-19... more
Event Date:
July 21 & 28, 2020
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
NISS is announcing a new Ingram Olkin Forum Series Event! Unplanned Clinical Trial Disruptions COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented disruptions to ongoing clinical trials. Clinical trials have been forced to break protocol by, for example, halting enrollment, altering the timing and type of data... more
Event Date:
July 24, 2020, 11 am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
Curating a COVID-19 Data Repository and Forecasting County-level Death Counts in the United States Speaker Dr. Bin Yu, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor, University of California Berkeley Abstract As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, accurate forecasting continues to play an extremely... more
Event Date:
August 7 & 14, 2020
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Note the Adjusted Dates:  This workshop will take place August 7 and August 14.  This will follow the JSM virtual schedule. Once again this very popular short course will be hosted by NISS.  If you are a recent graduate of a doctoral program and want to improve your communication skills - then this... more
Event Date:
August 28th - 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
About this Conference The Data Science Conference on COVID-19 will showcase open source technology and code used to model and analyze the COVID-19 pandemic and will highlight best practices in replicable and reproducible science.   Presentations will explore epidemic models of the virus and the... more
Event Date:
September 16, 2020 11-12:30 EDT
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
The National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS) and Merck are sponsoring a Virtual Meet-Up on Vaccine Development. With the COVID pandemic having such a profound effect, everyone is hoping for a highly protective and safe vaccine soon. Yet most have little understanding of the difficult road... more
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