Mar 31, 2016

April/May 2016 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the April/May 2016 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.

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UK Royal Statistical Society awards for Smith, Reid, Cressie

The UK’s Royal Statistical Society (RSS) has announced the recipients of its honours for 2016. Three IMS Fellows were selected to receive the Guy Medals in Gold and Silver, and [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: April/May 2016

Peter Whittle elected foreign member of National Academy of Engineering Among the 80 new members and 22 foreign members elected to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is Peter [ More.. ]

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Profile: Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay is the first female Director of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), where she is a professor in the Machine Intelligence Unit, specializing in computational biology. Her research is [ More.. ]

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Mar 31, 2016

Geetha Ramachandran, 1949–2016

Professor Geetha Ramachandran, Professor of Statistics at the California State University at Sacramento passed away on February 18; she was 67. Professor Ramachandran worked in the areas of sampling and [ More.. ]

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Mar 31, 2016

Obituary: Peter Gavin Hall, 1951–2016

On 9 January 2016, in Melbourne, Australia, the statistics community lost one of its greatest statisticians. Peter Hall was born in Sydney, Australia, to William Hall and distinguished radio astronomer [ More.. ]

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Calls for Nominations

First International Prize in Statistics Nominations are open for the first International Prize in Statistics, to be awarded at the ISI World Statistics Congress in Marrakech in July, 2017. The [ More.. ]

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Tweedie Award winner: Alexandre Bouchard-Côté

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Alexandre Bouchard-Côté as the winner of the 2016 Tweedie New Researcher Award. Alexandre received his PhD in 2010 from the University of California, [ More.. ]

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Medallion lecture preview: Gerda Claeskens

  Gerda Claeskens is professor of statistics at KU Leuven in Belgium. She obtained her PhD degree in 1999 from the University of Hasselt. Before joining KU Leuven in 2004, [ More.. ]

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Vlada’s Point: Peer Review I — Perspectives

Contributing Editor Vlada Limic has been frustrated by the peer review process: If you are reading this, chances are that peer review is regularly on your mind. It is in [ More.. ]

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IMS books in Project Euclid bookstore

Did you know that Project Euclid sells selected volumes of IMS books? The following books (all softcover/paperback) are available to order from the Project Euclid bookstore, at http://services.projecteuclid.org/ IMS Lecture [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Four funerals and a tribute

A recent spate of funerals has made Terry Speed think about how we can pay tribute to our esteemed colleagues before it’s too late…

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Peter Hall, 1951–2016

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Peter Gavin Hall on January 9, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. He was 64. During the past four decades [ More.. ]

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Emanuel (Manny) Parzen: 1929–2016

IMS Fellow Emanuel Parzen, a respected figure in signal detection theory and time series analysis who, with Murray Rosenblatt, introduced the use of kernel density estimation (the so-called “Parzen window”), [ More.. ]

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Xihong Lin, Peter Diggle speakers at ENAR

The 2016 ENAR Spring Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas, from March 6–9. The meeting brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, connected through a common [ More.. ]

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