Past Events

Event Date:
Thursday, March 4, 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.] Predictions, Role of Interventions and the Crisis of Virus in India: A Data Science Call to Arms About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data... more
Event Date:
Friday, February 26, 2021, 12 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Deciphering Neural Networks through the Lenses of Feature Interactions Speaker Yan Liu, (USC) Abstract Interpreting how neural networks work is a crucial and challenging task in machine learning. In this talk, I will discuss a novel framework, namely neural interaction detector (NID), for... more
Event Date:
February 24, 2021 1-4 pm ET
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: The Essential Data Science for Business: Ethical Practice of Statistics and Data Science in the Social Sciences 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... more
Event Date:
Thursday, February 18, 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.] Misinformation and Attitude Formation Among the Canadian Public About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-... more
Event Date:
Friday, February 12, 2021, 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
Hardness of MDP Planning with Linear Function Approximation Speaker Csaba Szepesvari, (University of Alberta) Abstract Markov decision processes (MDPs) is a minimalist framework that is designed to capture the most important aspects of decision making under uncertainty, a problem of major practical... more
Event Date:
February 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Come join us for the NISS Graduate Student Network Winter Social!   The social will take place over Zoom on Friday February 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET (12:00 PM PT).   Find the Zoom link on the NISS Graduate Student Network website!
Event Date:
February 10, 2021 1-4 pm ET
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: The Essential Data Science for Business: Unstructured Data Analysis - Text Mining with Tidy Data Principles 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... more
Event Date:
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 11 am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Machine Learning under a Modern Optimization Lens Speaker Dimitris Bertsimas, (MIT) Abstract We use modern optimization methods to address a variety of ML problems: 1)    We transform sparse regression problems to convex mixed-integer optimization problems, which we solve via cutting planes... more
Event Date:
Thursday, February 4th, 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.] Host and Viral Genetics of SARS-CoV-2 to Enable Epidemiologic Surveillance, Clinical Insight and Pathobiology About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS... more
Event Date:
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
Competitive Control via Online Optimization Speaker Adam Wierman, (CalTech) Abstract Online optimization is a powerful framework in machine learning that has seen numerous applications to problems in distributed systems, robotics, autonomous planning, and sustainability. In my group at Caltech, we... more

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