Past Events

Event Date:
January 15, 2021 - 12 noon ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
Join us for our first "Meeting with the Alumni" of the new year on January 15, 2021  at 9:00 AM Pacific Time - 12 noon Eastern Time.   At this meeting alumni will be sharing their experiences in the job market and answer your questions. Alumni:  Lauren Cappiello (Assistant Professor at California... more
Event Date:
Friday, January 15, 2021 11am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Preconditioning Helps: Faster Convergence in Statistical and Reinforcement Learning Speaker Yuejie Chi, (Carnegie Mellon University) Abstract Exciting progresses have been made in demystifying the efficacy of vanilla gradient methods in solving challenging nonconvex problems in statistical... more
Event Date:
January 13, 2021  11 -12:45 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This session has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for this event to read about and to access a recording and speaker slides from the session.] Overview The National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS) and Merck are sponsoring a Virtual Meet-Up on SARS-COV-2 Vaccine... more
Event Date:
Thursday, January 7th, 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 and to access a recording and speaker slides from the session.] Using Epidemiologic Models to Reveal the Nature of Disease Transmission and Inform Decision-making About this Webinar Series The COPSS-... more
Event Date:
Monday, December 28, 2020
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This competition has come to a close and the judges have made their decisions.  Go to the News Story for this event to read about what happened. Also, keep on the look out to join us for our contributed panel on the contest at JSM in August!] Update:  Keep your eye on the NISS website... more
Event Date:
December 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Come join us for the NISS Graduate Student Network December Social! This event is for graduate students at NISS Affiliate departments or institutions.   If you are not certain if your institution is a NISS Affiliate, please check the list of NISS Affiliate Academic Departments. Connection... more
Event Date:
Thursday, December 17, 2020 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 and to access a recording and speaker slides from the session.] An Ecosystem for Tracking and Forecasting the Pandemic Presentation Slides:  https://cmu-delphi.github.io/covidcast/talks/copss-niss/... more
Event Date:
December 16, 2020 12 – 2 pm ET
Event Type:
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.] In this Ingram Olkin “Statistics Serving Society” Forum, experts from around the country will share statistical and data-analytic challenges they have faced, as... more
Event Date:
December 9, 2020 12 - 1:30pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
On November 11th NISS hosted an informative Career Fair that featured speakers that spoke about the open positions they are currently seeking to fill.  We also asked them to comment on the changes to the hiring process they have put into place amid all of the changes in life since the COVID-19 and... more
Event Date:
Friday, December 4, 2020 3 pm ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Benign Overfitting Speaker Peter Bartlett, (UC Berkeley) Abstract Classical theory that guides the design of nonparametric prediction methods like deep neural networks involves a tradeoff between the fit to the training data and the complexity of the prediction rule. Deep learning seems to operate... more

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