Meet-Up Recordings

This page contains links to the recordings for all of the NISS Academic and Research WebinarsNISS-Merck Meet-ups, NISS Virtual Career Fairs as well as all many other sessions that NISS has hosted or sponsored.  Follow the links below to the news page where a recording and links to slides used by the speakers are included.

NISS/Merck Meet-ups
NISS Academic and Research Webinars
COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science Webinar Series
NISS Ingram Olkin Forums
NISS Affiliate Virtual Career Fairs

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NISS/Merck Meet-ups

Topics and issues of interest to biostatisticians, statisticians and epidemiologists related to the pharmaceutical industry.


September 28, 2022 - "Academic Departments of Statistics or Data Science, or Both? How?: A Panel Discussion"
September 28, 2022 - "NISS/Merck Meetup: Interpretable/Explainable Machine Learning"
March 15, 2022 - "NISS/Merck Meet-Up on the use of Statistical and Deep Learning Methods for Biomedical Images"

November 4, 2021 - "Diversity and Inclusion the Focus of NISS/Merck Meet-up"
April 21, 2021 - "NISS-Merck Meet-up Discusses Open-Source Software in Pharma

January 13, 2021 - "NISS-Merck Meetup Does it Again! Current Vaccine Efficacy Issues Discussed"

September 16, 2020 - "NISS/Merck Meetup Reviews the Challenges and Potential in Vaccine Development
April 27, 2020 -"Bayesian Statistics the Focus of Popular NISS/Merck Meetup"
January 15, 2020 -"Recent Approaches to Adaptive Trials for Drug Development the Focus of NISS/Merck Meet-Up"

Septermber 10, 2019 - "Subgroup Analysis"
April 1, 2019 - "Applications of Real World Data"
January 22, 2019 - "Statistical Challenges in Immuno-Oncology"

October 4, 2018 - "Real World Data and its Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry"
April 25, 2018 - "Applications of Machine Learning in the Pharmaceutical Industry"
January 23, 2018 - "
Estimands and Sensitivity Analysis in Clinical Trials"

September 12, 2017 - "Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials"

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NISS Academic and Research Webinars

Recordings of webinars, presentations, debates and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics of interest to statisticians, biostatisticians, data scientists and other related professional fields.

February 25, 2022 - "The Importance of a Being a Good Mentor Featured in Virtual Discussion"

November 12, 2021 - "Information and Insights on Internships in Industry for Graduate Students"
November 4, 2021 - "Grant Proposals: A Webinar Full of Advice, Suggestions and Tips!"
May 19, 2021 - "Statistics or Data Science for K-12 Education?"
March 30, 2021 - "What Should Be In the Modern Statisticians Toolkit?"

March 18, 2021 - "How to Negotiate a Job Offer – Advice from Department Chairs"

November 30, 2020 - "How to Present Your Research? – Focus and Intentionality Are Keys!"
October 15, 2020 - "Statisticians Debate Issues Central to Inference and Estimation"
August 27, 2020 - "Tips, Advice and Technologies for Teaching Online Shared by Experts"
July 29, 2020 - "Victor Lo Sets the Stage for a New Series of Tutorials: Essentials of Data Science for Business"
June 30, 2020 - "Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) Modeling the Focus of NISS/ASA Tutorial"

May 6, 2020 - "The Use of p-value: A Third NISS Webinar
February 7, 2020 - "Collaboration Between Academia and Industry the Focus of Academic Affiliate Meet-Up"

November 19, 2019 - "Digging Deeper from the Radical to the Reasoned: p-value Alternatives Offered by Experts in NISS Webinar"
October 31, 2019 - "Applying for a Statistics Research Grant: Essential Tips for Success"
September 27, 2019 - "NISS Webinar: What’s in a name – data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and what else?"
May 23, 2019 - "NISS Webinar: Alternatives to the Traditional p-value"
April 23, 2019 - “Succeeding as a Statistician in Academia: Things I Wish I Knew at the Start of My Career.” 
January 29, 2019 - "Improve your Statistical Communication Skills: Tips for Presenting and Writing like a Pro!"

October 10, 2018 - "How to Land Your First Job as a Statistician!"

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COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science Webinar Series

The COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Data Science webinar series is co-organized by the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) and its five charter member societies (ASA, ENAR, IMS, SSC, and WNAR), as well as NISS.  This bi-weekly seminar features the latest research that is positioned on the cusp of new understanding and analysis of COVID-19 pandemic data, and promotes data-driven research and decision making to combat COVID-19.

June 10, 2021 - "Volumes of Survey Data Provide Valuable Insights into Vaccine Hesitancy"
May 27, 2021 - "Statisticians and Data Scientists - Get Engaged and “Take A Seat at the Table!"
May 13, 2021 -
"Lessons Learned about Communicating Statistical and Epidemiologic Concepts to Broad Audiences"
April 29, 2021 - "Communicating Statistics to the Media: Highs and Lows During the Pandemic Described"
April 15, 2021 - "Flying the Plane while Improving It – Learning from COVID Patient Data in Close to Real Time"
April 1, 2021 - "Pandemics, Poverty and Public Health: A Conversation with Jim Yong Kim"

March 4, 2021 - "Predictions, Role of Interventions and the Crisis of Virus in India: A Data Science Call to Arms"
February 18, 2021 - "Misinformation and Attitude Formation Analyzed Through Social Media Posts"
February 4, 2021 - "Insights into Host and Viral Genetics of SARS-CoV-2 Discussed"
January 21, 2021 - "Modeling Frameworks Provide Foundation for Inference and Projection of SARS-CoV-2"
January 7, 2021 - "Epidemiologic Modeling in the Spotlight in 3rd COPSS-NISS COVID-19 Webinar"
December 17, 2020 - "COPSS-NISS Webinar: Delphi’s COVIDcast Project Featured"

December 3, 2020 - "Inaugural COPSS-NISS Webinar on the Statistics of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials - ‘Standing Room Only’!"

(topic related) May 14, 2020 - "NISS/COPSS Webinar: Learning from COVID-19 Data in Wuhan, USA and Europe on Intervention Strategies
(topic related) May 5, 2020 - "NISS/ASA Co-Host COVID19 Webinar that Focuses on the Role of Modeling

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NISS Ingram Olkin Forums


Forums honoring the memory of Professor Ingram Olkin focus on a current societal issue that could benefit from attention from the statistical community.

November 1, 2022 - "IOF Committee Kicks Off Preliminary Webinar on Advancing Demographic Equity with Privacy"
June 4, 2021 - "Ingram Olkin Forum Examines Analyses of Data Related to Police Use of Force"
April 27, 2021 - "Ingram Olkin Forum Deliberates Bayes and Frequentist Approaches to Rescuing Disrupted Trials
March 23, 2021 - 
"Ingram Olkin Forum Explores Methods to Cope with Information Loss and the Use of Auxiliary Sources of Data"
December 16, 2020 - "Ingram Olkin Forum Focuses on Data and Models for Opening and Closing Schools and Learning Loss"
September 25, 2020 - "Insights Shared Regarding Algorithmic Fairness in Social Contexts

July 28, 2020 - "Day Two of Ingram Olkin Forum Reveals New Statistical Challenges for Mediating Disrupted Trials"
July 21, 2020 - "Ingram Olkin Forum Features Examples/Advice Regarding Unplanned Disruptions of Clinical Trials"
June, 2019 - "Statisticians Focus on Data Related to Gun Violence at Inaugural Ingram Olkin Forum"

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NISS Affiliate Virtual Career Fairs


Senior statisticians from a variety of academic institutions provide attendees with an inside look at the varying aspects of research, teaching and service that statisticians in these academic institutions get involved in and the career opportunities available for you to consider!

November 16, 2022 "Popular GSN Event Spreads Awareness of Internship Opportunities"
October 12, 2022 "Fall 2022 Academic Career Fair Provides Advice for Candidates"
May 18, 2022 "NISS Virtual Academic Career Fair Provides Advice to Candidates"
September 8, 2021 "NISS Affiliates Describe Open Academic Positions and Down-to-Earth Advice"

December 9, 2020 "NISS Career Fair Continues Discussion of Advice for Job Seekers During the Pandemic"
November 11, 2020 "Career Fair Focuses on Challenges Finding a Position During the Pandemic"
April 23, 2020 "Academic Career Paths Explored During NISS Career Fair"


Senior statisticians from a variety of industry sectors provide attendees with an inside look at the research that statisticians in these organizations get involved in and career opportunities for you to consider!

February 15, 2023 "Navigating Massive Layoffs, Hiring Freezes and Tech Industry Careers in 2023"
June 15, 2022 "Pharmaceutical Industries the Focus of Latest NISS Career Fair"
March 23, 2022 "Opportunities in the Insurance and Finance Industries Discussed at NISS Career Fair"
November 10, 2021 "Hi-Tech Industries Google, Facebook and Netflix Featured at NISS Career Fair"
October 13, 2021 "Statisticians in the Consumer Products & Biopharm Industries Highlighted in Virtual Career Fair"
April 14, 2021 "Preparing For a Position in Non-clinical Biostatistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry: What You Need to Know!"

June 3, 2020 "Successful Career Fair Series Finishes with Insights into BioPharm Industries" 
February 19, 2020 "Advice and Insights Offered During Third NISS Industry Career Fair!"
December 6, 2019 - "Opportunities in Banking & Marketing Sectors Highlighted in Virtual Career Fair"
September 26, 2019 - "NISS Virtual Career Fair for NISS Affiliates"


Statisticians from different government agencies talk about their organizations, the work that they do and the qualifications required of prospective applicants.

December 14, 2022 "Virtual Career Fair Reviews Programs and Opportunities in Government Agencies"
February 9, 2022 "Virtual Career Fair Examines Career Opportunites in Government Agencies"
December 8, 2021 "Fall 2021 Government Agency Career Fair"
March 12, 2021 "Securing a Position in the Federal Government: What You Need to Know!"
May 22, 2020 "3rd NISS Government Career Fair"
March 11, 2020 "Career Paths Highlighted in Three Health Related Government Agencies"
January 8, 2020 -"NISS Government Career Fair Outlines Opportunities for Statisticians!"

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