Past Events

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
Event Date:
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11 am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
A Law of Robustness for Two-layer Neural Networks Speaker Sebastien Bubeck, (Microsoft Research) Abstract I will present a mathematical conjecture potentially establishing overparametrization as a law of robustness for neural networks. I will tell you some of the things that we already know about... more
Event Date:
Thursday, April 1, 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.] Pandemics, Poverty and Public Health About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the Committee of the... more
Event Date:
March 30, 2021 3-4 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 NISS Graduate Student Network invites you to a virtual meet-up on computing tools that would be valuable to statistics or biostatistics Ph.D. students... more
Event Date:
March 26th, 2021 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Harnessing structure and algorithmic properties for scalable learning methods over networks Speaker Na Li, Harvard University Abstract Recent radical evolution in distributed sensing, computation, communication, and actuation has fostered the emergence of cyber-physical networked systems, across a... more

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