Past Events

Event Date:
Friday, June 4th, 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
The Role of Complexity Bounds in Optimization Speaker: Stephen Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison Abstract: Complexity analysis in optimization seeks upper bounds on the amount of work required to find approximate solutions of problems in a given class with a given algorithm, and also lower... more
Event Date:
Thursday, May 27, 2021 12-1 pm ET (9-10 pm PT)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
A Seat at the Table: The Key Role of Biostatistics and Data Science in the Pandemic About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) and its five charter member societies (ASA, ENAR, IMS... more
Event Date:
Friday, May 21st, 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
On Binscatter Speaker Matias Cattaneo, (Princeton University) Abstract Binscatter methods are popular in economics and other social and behavioral sciences. They provide a flexible, yet parsimonious way of visualizing and summarizing large data sets in regression, quantile and other nonparametric... more
Event Date:
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 am - 12:45 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Teaching Statistics vs. Data Science in Grades K-12? Where do YOU stand? How to define statistics education and data science education in grades K-12? Statistics or data science?  Is statistics and data science education too ambitious a goal to pursue in grades K-12, for both the students and... more
Event Date:
May 17-19, 2021
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
The Statistical Methods in Imaging (SMI) conference is the annual meeting of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Statistics in Imaging Section. The conference aims to bring together statisticians and imaging researchers working on methodology, theory, and applications in imaging science. The... more
Event Date:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 12-1pm ET (9-10am PT)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This session has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for this event to read about what happened.]  Communication of Statistical and Epidemiologic Concepts to Broad Audiences About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the... more
Event Date:
May 12, 2021 1-4 pm
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted
[Please Note: The Essential Data Science for Business: Non-Analytic Skills for Analytic Consulting Success has already occurred.   Go to the News Story for this event to read about what happened., or... Missed this Event? To gain access to the recording of this event along with links to supporting... more
Event Date:
Saturday, May 8, 2021 10 - 4:10 PT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
WiDS Riverside is an independent event that is organized by UC Riverside as part of the annual Women in Data Science Initiative (WiDS) Worldwide conference (https://www.widsconference.org/) organized by Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women... more
Event Date:
May 6-8, 2021
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This session has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for this event to read about what happened.] Nowadays, statisticians and health data scientists actively work together on the frontier of biological, medical, and public health research. The transdisciplinary collaboration not... more
Event Date:
Friday, April 30th, 11am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Derivative-Free Optimization of Noisy Functions Speaker Jorge Nocedal, (Northwestern) Abstract The most successful method for derivative-free optimization developed by the optimization community in the last 2 decades was proposed by Powell. It creates quadratic models using a minimum change... more

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