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. Find out more about this series and view all the previous sessions on the Webinar Series page.
February 4, 2021 - Host and Viral Genetics of SARS-CoV-2 to Enable Epidemiologic Surveillance, Clinical Insight and Pathobiology: Moderator: Debashree Ray (Johns Hopkins). Speakers: Priya Duggal (Johns Hopkins) and Winston Timp (Johns Hopkins).
January 21, 2021 - Transmission Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2: Inference and Projection: Moderator: Lily Wang (Iowa State),
Speaker: Jeffrey Shaman, (Columbia), Discussant: Roni Rosenfeld (Carnegie Mellon).
January 7, 2021 - Using Epidemiologic Models to Reveal the Nature of Disease Transmission and Inform Decision-making:
Moderator: Elizabeth Stuart (Johns Hopkins). Speakers: Justin Lessler (Johns Hopkins) and Adam Kucharski (London School of
Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).
December 17, 2020 - An Ecosystem for Tracking and Forecasting the Pandemic: Moderator: Rob Tibshirani (Stanford),
Speakers: Roni Rosenfeld (Carnegie Mellon), Ryan Tibshirani (Carnegie Mellon).
December 3, 2020 - The Statistics of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials: Presenter: David Benkeser, (Emory), Moderator: Natalie Dean
(University of Florida), Discussant: M. Elizabeth Halloran, (Fred Hutch and University of Washington)