Past Events

Event Date:
July 2nd, 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Recent Advances in Stochastic Programming Abstract Traditionally stochastic  optimization was discussed in the realms of Markov Decision Processes (MDP), Stochastic Optimal Control (SOC) and Stochastic Programming (SP). Although MDP, SOC and SP are supposed to deal with somewhat related classes of... more
Event Date:
Tuesday, June 30, 1 - 3 pm (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Tutorial

United States
The Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) model is being used by scientists around the world to study the infectious disease dynamics of the COVID-19 epidemic and guide public health policy decisions for mitigating the impact of the disease. The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and... more
Event Date:
June 26, 2020, 11 am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
The Opportunities and Challenges of Healthcare Systems in the COVID-19 Era Speaker Dr. Kimia Ghobadi,  John C. Malone Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major global challenge since its emergence. With the fast growth in its range of spread, the... more
Event Date:
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3 pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Nonparametric Active Learning with Kernels and Neural Networks Speaker Robert Nowak, University of Wisconsin, Madison Abstract The field of Machine Learning (ML) has advanced considerably in recent years, but mostly in well-defined domains using huge amounts of human-labeled training data. Machines... more
Event Date:
June 19, 2020, 11 am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
A statistical transmission model for COVID-19 outbreak, with adjustment of external factors Speaker: Dr. Yifan Zhu, Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic showed some resemblances to previous outbreaks caused by coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS.... more
Event Date:
June 16, 2020 3 pm (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Representation, Modeling, and Gradient Based Optimization in Reinforcement Learning Speaker Sham Kakade, University of Washington, Seattle Abstract Reinforcement learning is now the dominant paradigm for how an agent learns to interact with the world. The approach has lead to successes ranging... more
Event Date:
June 12, 2020 11 am (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Statistics and Modeling in Response to COVID-19 at NIAID Speaker Dr. Dean Follmann, Chief of the Biostatistics Research Branch at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic is an enormous public health challenge which requires an extraordinary... more
Event Date:
June 9th, 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
From Stochastic Frank-Wolfe to the Ellipsoid Method: Recent Progress on Practical Optimization in Data Science (the Frank-Wolfe Method) and Theoretical Optimization (the Ellipsoid Method) Speaker: Robert M. Freund, Sloan School of Management, MIT Abstract: This talk will report on two ongoing... more
Event Date:
Postponed to June 2021
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Tallahassee, Florida,
United States
Please Note:  This conference has been postponed tentatively to June of 2021.  As new information is provided we will update this event page. The theme for this year's conference is "Data Science and Statistics for Quality". There are three keynote speakers, a full conference program as well as a... more
Event Date:
June 5, 2020 11 am (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:

United States
A Biostatistician's Encounter with COVID-19 in New York City Speaker: Usha Govindarajulu (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) Abstract: In this presentation, I will discuss how working at a major New York City hospital system in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed my life... more

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