Past Events

Event Date:
June 9th, 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
From Stochastic Frank-Wolfe to the Ellipsoid Method: Recent Progress on Practical Optimization in Data Science (the Frank-Wolfe Method) and Theoretical Optimization (the Ellipsoid Method) Speaker: Robert M. Freund, Sloan School of Management, MIT Abstract: This talk will report on two ongoing... more
Event Date:
Postponed to June 2021
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Tallahassee, Florida,
United States
Please Note:  This conference has been postponed tentatively to June of 2021.  As new information is provided we will update this event page. The theme for this year's conference is "Data Science and Statistics for Quality". There are three keynote speakers, a full conference program as well as a... more
Event Date:
June 5, 2020 11 am (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:

United States
A Biostatistician's Encounter with COVID-19 in New York City Speaker: Usha Govindarajulu (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) Abstract: In this presentation, I will discuss how working at a major New York City hospital system in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed my life... more
Event Date:
Wednesday, June 3, 12-1:00 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.] Interested in an industry job? In the March issue of the IMS Bulletin in 2014, Terry Speed advised his readers to Give Industry a Chance. Terry articulated... more
Event Date:
June 2nd, 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Distributionally Robust Optimization, Online Linear Programming and Markets for Public-Good Allocations Speaker: Yinyu Ye, Stanford University Abstract: We present several decision and optimization problems driven by uncertain and online data. We show how analytical models and computational... more
Event Date:
May 29, 2020 11 am (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Can the reported COVID-19 data tell us the truth? Scrutinizing the data from the measurement error models perspective The mystery of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the lack of effective treatment for COVID-19 have presented a strikingly negative impact on public health. While research... more
Event Date:
May 27-29, 2020
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, California,
United States
SLDS 202 is a bi-annual gathering of top researchers in Statistical Learning, Data Science, and Nonparametric Statistics, and a forum for presentation and discussion of research. For more information click on the Conference Website link.   Please Note the Following Deadlines February 15th, 2020 -... more
Event Date:
Tuesday, May 26th 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
On the Statistical Complexity of Reinforcement Learning Speaker: Mengdi Wang, Princeton University Abstract: Recent years have witnessed increasing empirical successes in reinforcement learning (RL). However, many theoretical questions about RL were not well understood. For example, how many... more
Event Date:
Friday, May 22, 2020 12-1 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.] 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 - especially... more
Event Date:
May 22, 2020 11 am (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Predictions, role of interventions and implications of a national lockdown on the COVID-19 outbreak in India Abstract India has taken strong and early public health measures for arresting the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. With only 536 COVID-19 cases and 11 fatalities, India –-- a democracy of 1... more

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