Past Events

Event Date:
Thursday, April 29, 2021 4 - 5 pm (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Are you a student studying statistics or early in your career as a statistician working with surveys or survey data?  Then perhaps you would like to hear career advice, learn about opportunities, or ask questions about being a survey statistician with our distinguished panel of career statisticians... more
Event Date:
Thursday, April 29, 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.] Communicating Statistics to the Media: Highs and Lows During the Pandemic (so far) About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the... more
Event Date:
April 27, 2021 10 am - 1 pm ET, Tuesday
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This Ingram Olkin Forum session has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for this event to read about what happened.] Day Six:  Bayes and Frequentist Approaches to Rescuing Disrupted Trials When a study is disrupted by COVID-19, investigators are faced with the question of what to... more
Event Date:
Friday, April 23, 2021 11 am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
MLE and the EM Algorithm for Log-Concave Mixtures: Minimax Results Speaker: Constantine Caramanis, (UT Austin) Abstract: The Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm is a widely used tool for computing the maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) in statistical inference with latent variables. Since the... more
Event Date:
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11am – 12:45pm ET
Event Type:
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 National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS) and Merck are sponsoring a Virtual Meet-Up on Open Source Software in Pharma. Overview Use of open... more
Event Date:
Friday, April 16, 2021 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Causal Inference for Panel Data with General Treatment Patterns Speaker Vivek Farias, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Abstract We consider the problem of causal inference for panel data with general treatment patterns, a paradigm with broad applications in areas ranging from program... more
Event Date:
Thursday, April 15, 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.] Flying the Plane While Improving It – Learning from COVID Patient Data in Close to Real Time About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science... more
Event Date:
April 14, 2021 12 - 1:30 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.] Non-Clinical Statistics We will use the opportunity of this webinar to introduce to the students the drug research and development process and how non-... more
Event Date:
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm ET
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Conference Theme Cluster Randomized Clinical Trials: Challenges and Opportunities Save the Date! Registration is open January 6th!
Event Date:
Friday, April 9, 2021 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Global Convergence of EM? Speaker Harrison Zhou, (Yale University) Abstract In this talk I will first discuss a recent joint work with Yihong Wu: https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.10935. We show that the randomly initialized EM algorithm for parameter estimation in the symmetric two-component Gaussian... more

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