Past Events

Event Date:
March 23, 2021 10 am - 1 pm ET, Tuesday
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Session Five:  Coping with Information Loss and the Use of Auxiliary Sources of Data In some studies disrupted by COVID-19, continued follow-up of existing patients and recruitment of new patients has not been possible, leading to smaller sample sizes and less complete information than had been... more
Event Date:
March 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET (12:00 PM PT)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Come join us for the NISS Graduate Student Network Social! GSN Socials offer graduate students a chance to share their experiences and hear from other grads in our NISS Academic Affiliate departments to help form connections and build your network! We discuss ways to help students tackle the... more
Event Date:
March 19, 2021 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
General Framework for Optimal Data-Driven Optimization Speaker Daniel Kuhn, (EPFL) Abstract We propose a statistically optimal approach to construct data-driven decisions for stochastic optimization problems. Fundamentally, a data-driven decision is simply a function that maps the available... more
Event Date:
Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:30 - 3 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This event has already occurred.  Go to the News Story to read about what happened and to access a recording and speaker slides.] The Academic Affiliates Committee and NISS Graduate Student Network has planned a webinar that focuses on how to negotiate an academic job offer. NISS has... more
Event Date:
Thursday, March 18, 2021 12-1pm ET (9-10am PT)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
This Event Has Been Canceled - Please View the NISS Calendar for Future Events COVID-19 One Year In: Navigating the Communications Triangle of Experts, Policy Makers, and the Public. About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the Committee of... more
Event Date:
March 12, 2021 - noon - 1:30 ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This event has already occurred.  Go to the News Story to read about what happened and to access a recording and speaker slides.] 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.  This... more
Event Date:
March 10, 2021 1-4 pm ET
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: The Essential Data Science for Business: Domain Knowledge and Application Areas 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 files and... more
Event Date:
March 5, 2021 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Stochastic Optimization Algorithms for Reinforcement Learning Speaker George Lan, (Georgia Institute of Technology) Abstract Reinforcement Learning (RL) has attracted considerable interest from both industry and academia recently. The study of RL algorithms with provable rates of convergence,... more
Event Date:
Thursday, March 4, 2021 12-1pm ET (9-10am PT)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This event has already occurred.  Go to the News Story to read about what happened and to access a recording and speaker slides.] Predictions, Role of Interventions and the Crisis of Virus in India: A Data Science Call to Arms About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data... more
Event Date:
Friday, February 26, 2021, 12 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Deciphering Neural Networks through the Lenses of Feature Interactions Speaker Yan Liu, (USC) Abstract Interpreting how neural networks work is a crucial and challenging task in machine learning. In this talk, I will discuss a novel framework, namely neural interaction detector (NID), for... more

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