Past Events

Event Date:
March 27, 2020
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
UGA Special Collections Library
Room 277
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia,
United States
Please Note:  Due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been canceled by the event organizers! The functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data analysis group of the University of Georgia Department of Statistics will host the seventh NOGGINS (Network of Greater... more
Event Date:
March 11, 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 - especially when it comes to informing policy issues that surround health issues, disease prevention, and health research.  This event is the fifth in a... more
Event Date:
Wednesday, February 19, 12-1:15 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Interested in an industry job? 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... more
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
Our apologies for the incorrect link in a recent email...      Here a the link to the NISS Second Virtual Government Career Fair ---------------------------------------------- In the March issue of the IMS Bulletin in 2014, Terry Speed advised his readers to Give Industry a Chance. Terry... 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

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