Past Events

Event Date:
July 21 & 28, 2020 10 - 11:30 am ET
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[Please Note: This event has already occurred.  Go to the News Story for Day One and the News Story for Day Two to read about what happened and to access a recording and speaker slides.] NISS is announcing a new Ingram Olkin Forum Series Event! Unplanned Clinical Trial Disruptions COVID-19 has... more
Event Date:
July 24, 2020, 11 am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
Curating a COVID-19 Data Repository and Forecasting County-level Death Counts in the United States Speaker Dr. Bin Yu, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor, University of California Berkeley Abstract As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, accurate forecasting continues to play an extremely... more
Event Date:
July 17 & 24, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
ASA, ISI, and NISS will host a series of open town hall discussions. The purpose of these discussions is to understand the breadth of the statistics community involvement at their local, state or national level in Covid-19 public health efforts.  Format There are 4 town halls planned with the... more
Event Date:
July 17, 2020 11 am EDT
The COVID-19 Forecast Hub: Using Statistics and Data Science to Support Decision-making in a Pandemic Speaker Dr. Nicholas G Reich, University of Massachusetts Amherst Abstract The COVID-19 Forecast Hub is a consortium of modeling teams from across the world making forecasts of the COVID-19... more
Event Date:
Friday, July 10, 2020
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
Semiparametric Bayesian Inference for the Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19 with a State-Space Model Speaker Dr. Yuan Ji, Professor, University of Chicago Abstract The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic affecting over 200 countries and regions. Inference about... more
Event Date:
July 7, 2020 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Smoothness in Nonsmooth Optimization Speaker Adrian S. Lewis, Cornell University Abstract Fast black-box nonsmooth optimization, while theoretically out of reach in the worst case, has long been an intriguing goal in practice.  Generic concrete nonsmooth objectives are "partly" smooth:  their... more
Event Date:
July 2nd, 3pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Recent Advances in Stochastic Programming Abstract Traditionally stochastic  optimization was discussed in the realms of Markov Decision Processes (MDP), Stochastic Optimal Control (SOC) and Stochastic Programming (SP). Although MDP, SOC and SP are supposed to deal with somewhat related classes of... more
Event Date:
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1 - 3 pm (ET)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Tutorial

United States
[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 Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) model is being used by scientists around the world to study the infectious disease dynamics of the COVID-19... more
Event Date:
June 26, 2020, 11 am EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Event Location:
Online Webinar

United States
The Opportunities and Challenges of Healthcare Systems in the COVID-19 Era Speaker Dr. Kimia Ghobadi,  John C. Malone Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major global challenge since its emergence. With the fast growth in its range of spread, the... more
Event Date:
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3 pm EDT
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Nonparametric Active Learning with Kernels and Neural Networks Speaker Robert Nowak, University of Wisconsin, Madison Abstract The field of Machine Learning (ML) has advanced considerably in recent years, but mostly in well-defined domains using huge amounts of human-labeled training data. Machines... more

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