Past Events

Event Date:
February 7, 2020 12-1:30 pm (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Virtual Meet-up
12:00 - 1:30 (ET)

United States
Collaboration between academic institutions and business corporations is about discovering ways in which both parties benefit from developing such a relationship.  This relationship might be simply in terms of preparing students to become productive employees, but perhaps more importantly the... more
Event Date:
January 15, 2020 11-12:30 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Virtual Meet-up
Time: 11:00 am -12:15 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Using Zoom Video Conferencing Software

United States
The National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS) and Merck are sponsoring a Virtual Meet-Up on Adaptive Trials for Drug Development. Adaptive clinical trials use accruing data to make changes in the ongoing trial. Changes based on early information can increase efficiency, by limiting resources... more
Event Date:
January 8, 2020 12-1 pm (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Virtual Meet-up

United States
Government institutions have a unique mission when it comes to the data they collect as well as the importance of the research they engage in.  In fact, the mission of the United States Census can be found in the United States constitution! This event is the third in a series of Virtual Career... more
Event Date:
January 6-8, 2020
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel
1355 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, California, 92101
United States
The theme for the 13th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics is Leveraging Data to Shape the Future. Overview The multidisciplinary nature of health services, policy, and outcomes research and the significant reliance on generating evidence in this field have created a major need for... more
Event Date:
December 6, 2019 12:00 - 1:00 EDT
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Virtual Meet-up

United States
In the March issue of the IMS Bulletin in 2014, Terry Speed advised his readers to Give Industry a Chance. Terry articulated the benefits of working in industry and suggested activities that could help graduate students explore career opportunities outside of academia. National Institute of... more
Event Date:
Monday and Tuesday, November 25-26, 2019, 9-4:30 pm
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted
Event Location:
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference and Training Center
Conference Room 9, Postal Square Building
1st Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia, 20212-0001
United States
R is a flexible, extensible statistical computing environment, but it is limited to single-core execution.  Spark is a distributed computing environment which treats R as a first-class programming language.  This course introduces data structures in R and their use in functional programming... more
Event Date:
November 19, 2019 - 12-2:00 pm (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted
Event Location:
Online Webinar
November 19, 2019 12-2:00 pm ET [9-11 am PT]

United States
In 2017 the ASA published the statement, "The ASA's Statement on p-Values: Context, Process, and Purpose".  Since that time, many statisticians have been thinking and writing about alternatives to the traditional p-value.  This work culminated in the publication of a special edition of The American... more
Event Date:
November 16th, 2019
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
LaCava Building
175 Forest St.
Bentley University
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02452
United States
Keynote Speakers MikeTamir - Chief ML Scientist and Head of Machine Learning for SIG, UC Berkeley Data Science Faculty, and Director of Phronesis ML Labs, and Francesca Dominici - Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Harvard Data Science... more
Event Date:
November 15, 2019
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street
Boston, Massachusetts,
United States
Statistics and the Life Sciences: Creating a Healthier World is a one-day conference as part of the Boston University Dean’s Symposia series. Overview We are globally connected like never before, in nearly all aspects of our lives. While this fact has numerous implications, from the perspective of... more
Event Date:
November 4 - November 6, 2019
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
MBI Auditorium
Jennings Hall 355
Columbus, Ohio, 43210
United States
All MBI events are free and open to the public so if you wish to attend please register at the MBI conference website.   NISS Affiliates can utilize their affiliate award funds for travel and housing expenses for these NISS co-sponsored events.  Please check with your affiliate liaison or contact... more

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