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This was the eleventh meet-up co-sponsored by NISS and Merck and the first of 2021. The last meet-up in September of 2020 broached the same topic of how vaccines are developed with some emphasis on the current pandemic, but so much has changed since then. Now that a few vaccines have become... more
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Epidemiologic models have played a key role during the COVID-19 pandemic, both in understanding how SARS-CoV-2 moves between people and through populations, predicts the spread of the pandemic and estimates the effects of different disease control measures. Over 350 people were in attendance as two... more
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To honor the work and actions of the late Ingram Olkin, an eminent statistician, mentor and contributor to social causes, NISS brings together experts and researchers from a variety of fields and backgrounds into forums.  The focus of these forums is to bring forward a current societal issue... more
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To begin, the presenter’s work in this area is performed under a philosophy of open access.  All of the work presented during this session, both in terms of the code and data, are openly available.  Access to everything is through this site: https://covidcast.cmu.edu.  The data... more
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This was the second Academic Career Fair for NISS Affiliates.  Three NISS Affiliate institutions were represented by faculty intimately familiar with the hiring process.  They included Irina Gaynanova (Hiring Committee Member and Assistant Professor) and Brani Vidakovic (H.O. Hartley... more
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How many people are interested in understanding and interpreting findings of the early results of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy trials?  Lots!  How many people can you get into a Zoom webinar?  More than you think!  Nearly 650 people logged into the Zoom webinar session that... more
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Are you exploring data science applications?  Are you looking to expand and update your foundational understandings in data science?  Are you trying to deal with un-structured data such as text and image data?  If the answer is yes to any one of these questions, then this tutorial... more
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Sharing your ideas effectively is a critical skill for a statistician! You might be applying for a position, presenting your work at a conference or to clients at a meeting.  It is vitally important that you connect with your audience and get your key ideas across.  How many of us do this... more
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Three distinguished statisticians /data scientists teamed up to provide three presentations related to topics that are of great interest these days in the business world: causality and causal inference, uplift modeling and directed acyclic graphs.  The presenters for NISS’s fourth Essential... more
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November 19, 2020    by Glenn Johnson I had the pleasure of being invited to attend one of the first events of the NISS Affiliates Graduate Student Network.  It was great!  It featured two individuals who at recently graduated from Ph.D. programs and are now working in a... more

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