NISS Graduate Student Research Conference

June 12-13, 2021 12 - 5 pm ET

The NISS Graduate Student Network is very excited to announce a two-day graduate student research conference!

This two-day event will take place on June 12 and 13, 2021, from noon - 5 pm ET and will feature graduate student presentations, invited speakers and a social networking hour.

Graduate Student Presentations

Students can choose to present either an oral presentation or a poster presentation within the following categories:

  • Original Research (their own research work),
  • Literature Research (presentation of a published paper that is not authored by the presenter), or
  • Literature Review (presentation on recent developments in an area -- this would be a chance to present a couple of papers to highlight recent developments in an area of interest.)

Selected oral presentations will involve a 20 minute live presentation including 5 minutes of Q&A

NISS Affiliate Graduate Students - Use the link below to submit your interest in presenting at this conference! (Please Note: You will be asked to submit the title of your presentation, an abstract of 250 words. In your abstract for literature research presentations, please be sure to include a couple of sentences that highlight your interest in the paper!)  Presenters will be notified with results of selection of live presentations on or around May 28.

Submit your Presentation or Poster Today!

Submission Deadline: May 7th at 5 pm ET

Invited Speakers

There will be two special presentations - titles coming soon!  These presentation will align with the goal of the conference.

Networking Social Hour

There will be a Networking Social Hour at the end of the conference at 5 pm June 13th!


$20 registration for Graduate Students. All other registrations are $50. 

NISS Affiliates - this event is Affiliate Award Fund Eligible.  

Please Note: NISS affiliates can use their Affiliate Award Funds towards registration, please contact your NISS liaison (Check the List of NISS Affiliates) to learn more about these funds.  Students registering from NISS affiliated universities are eligible for reimbursement after the conference.

Conference Organizing Committee Members

Esra Kurum (chair), (University of California, Riverside)
Sumanta Basu, (Cornell University)
Rebecca Kurtz-Garcia, (University of California, Riverside)
Xinjun Wang, (University of Pittsburgh) and
David Kent (Cornell University). 


Conference Agenda coming soon!

Event Type


NISS Graduate Student Network


NISS Academic Affiliates Committee
National Institute of Statistical Sciences


$20 registration for Graduate Students. All other registrations are $50. 


Virtual Conference