Past Events

Event Date:
Thursday, August 27th, 3 - 4:30 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted
[Please Note: This session has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for this event to read about and to access a recording and speaker slides from the session.] The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has reached all aspects of our lives both personal and professional.  As teachers, this has... more
Event Date:
August 25th, 2020 - 3pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Policy Optimization for Linear Optimal Control with Guarantees of Robustness  Abstract Policy optimization (PO) is a key ingredient of modern reinforcement learning (RL), and can be used for the efficient design of optimal controllers. For control design, certain constraints are generally enforced... more
Event Date:
August 18th, 2020 - 3pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Synthetic Interventions Abstract As we face the resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, a pressing question is facing us: shall we shut down the economy again? or can we tame the pandemic with effective policies while letting the economy remain (partially) open? Towards that, we first... more
Event Date:
Tuesday, August 11th, 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Optimization with Momentum: Dynamical, Variational, and Symplectic Perspectives Abstract We analyze momentum-based optimization algorithms from dynamical systems and Hamiltonian points of view.  We show that a continuous-time perspective provides insight into the role of geometry in determining the... more
Event Date:
August 7 & 14, 2020
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Note the Adjusted Dates:  This workshop will take place August 7 and August 14.  This will follow the JSM virtual schedule. Once again this very popular short course will be hosted by NISS.  If you are a recent graduate of a doctoral program and want to improve your... more
Event Date:
July 29, 2020 1-2 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: The Overview Session has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for this event to read about what happened and to access a recording and speaker slides.] Dates and times for the top ten topic sessions listed below to be announced soon! NISS announces a brand new series of tutorials... more
Event Date:
July 21 & 28, 2020 10 - 11:30 am ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This event has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for Day One and the News Story for Day Two to read about what happened and to access a recording and speaker slides.] NISS is announcing a new Ingram Olkin Forum Series Event! Unplanned Clinical Trial Disruptions COVID-19 has... more
Event Date:
July 17 & 24, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
ASA, ISI, and NISS will host a series of open town hall discussions. The purpose of these discussions is to understand the breadth of the statistics community involvement at their local, state or national level in Covid-19 public health efforts.  Format There are 4 town halls planned with the... more
Event Date:
July 24, 2020, 11 am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
Curating a COVID-19 Data Repository and Forecasting County-level Death Counts in the United States Speaker Dr. Bin Yu, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor, University of California Berkeley Abstract As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, accurate forecasting continues to play an extremely... more
Event Date:
July 17, 2020 11 am EDT
The COVID-19 Forecast Hub: Using Statistics and Data Science to Support Decision-making in a Pandemic Speaker Dr. Nicholas G Reich, University of Massachusetts Amherst Abstract The COVID-19 Forecast Hub is a consortium of modeling teams from across the world making forecasts of the COVID-19... more

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