Past Events

Event Date:
Thursday, May 13, 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.]  Communication of Statistical and Epidemiologic Concepts to Broad Audiences About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the... more
Event Date:
May 12, 2021 1-4 pm
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted
[Please Note: The Essential Data Science for Business: Non-Analytic Skills for Analytic Consulting Success 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... more
Event Date:
Saturday, May 8, 2021 10 - 4:10 PT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
WiDS Riverside is an independent event that is organized by UC Riverside as part of the annual Women in Data Science Initiative (WiDS) Worldwide conference (https://www.widsconference.org/) organized by Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women... more
Event Date:
May 6-8, 2021
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This session has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for this event to read about what happened.] Nowadays, statisticians and health data scientists actively work together on the frontier of biological, medical, and public health research. The transdisciplinary collaboration not... more
Event Date:
Friday, April 30th, 11am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Derivative-Free Optimization of Noisy Functions Speaker Jorge Nocedal, (Northwestern) Abstract The most successful method for derivative-free optimization developed by the optimization community in the last 2 decades was proposed by Powell. It creates quadratic models using a minimum change... more
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.] Session 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... 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

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