Past Events

Event Date:
Friday, April 9, 2021 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Global Convergence of EM? Speaker Harrison Zhou, (Yale University) Abstract In this talk I will first discuss a recent joint work with Yihong Wu: https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.10935. We show that the randomly initialized EM algorithm for parameter estimation in the symmetric two-component Gaussian... more
Event Date:
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11 am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
A Law of Robustness for Two-layer Neural Networks Speaker Sebastien Bubeck, (Microsoft Research) Abstract I will present a mathematical conjecture potentially establishing overparametrization as a law of robustness for neural networks. I will tell you some of the things that we already know about... more
Event Date:
Thursday, April 1, 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.] Pandemics, Poverty and Public Health About this Webinar Series The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the Committee of the... more
Event Date:
March 30, 2021 3-4 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.] The NISS Graduate Student Network invites you to a virtual meet-up on computing tools that would be valuable to statistics or biostatistics Ph.D. students... more
Event Date:
March 26th, 2021 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Harnessing structure and algorithmic properties for scalable learning methods over networks Speaker Na Li, Harvard University Abstract Recent radical evolution in distributed sensing, computation, communication, and actuation has fostered the emergence of cyber-physical networked systems, across a... more
Event Date:
Friday, March 26, 2021
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
Join us virtually on Friday, March 26th, 2021 hosted by Bentley University for the 6th Analytics without Borders conference. This conference is a forum for all ways of analytics life to present and discuss analytics work, be it from corporate institutions, academia, government organizations etc.... more
Event Date:
March 24, 2021 1-4 pm ET
Event Type:
Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
[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:
March 23, 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 Five:  Coping with Information Loss and the Use of Auxiliary Sources of Data In some studies disrupted by COVID-19, continued follow-up of existing patients... more
Event Date:
March 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET (12:00 PM PT)
Event Type:
NISS Hosted, NISS Sponsored
Come join us for the NISS Graduate Student Network Social! GSN Socials offer graduate students a chance to share their experiences and hear from other grads in our NISS Academic Affiliate departments to help form connections and build your network! We discuss ways to help students tackle the... more
Event Date:
March 19, 2021 11am ET
Event Type:
NISS Sponsored
General Framework for Optimal Data-Driven Optimization Speaker Daniel Kuhn, (EPFL) Abstract We propose a statistically optimal approach to construct data-driven decisions for stochastic optimization problems. Fundamentally, a data-driven decision is simply a function that maps the available... more

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