Nov 15, 2015

December 2015 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the December 2015 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.


Experiences of JSM 2015: apply for Travel Award

Thilaksha Tharanganie, who is a PhD student in the Department of Econometrics and  Business Statistics at Monash University, Australia, wrote to share her experiences from the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) [ More.. ]


Nominate for 2016 COPSS Awards

Each year, the statistical profession recognizes outstanding members at the Joint Statistical Meetings in an awards ceremony organized by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). Nominations are an [ More.. ]


IMS Awards: nominate now

It’s that time of year again to consider who to nominate for the IMS awards. The Carver Medal was created by the IMS in honor of Harry C. Carver, for [ More.. ]


Donors to IMS Funds

The IMS has eight funds that are open to contributions, detailed below. The Institute would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to the IMS. If you [ More.. ]


Model-free inference in statistics: how and why

Dimitris Politis is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California in San Diego. He is one of the IMS Bulletin’s Contributing Editors, and a former [ More.. ]

Nov 17, 2015

Obituary: Esther Seiden, 1908–2014

Practically all of the biographical information contained herein comes from Ester Samuel-Cahn’s “A Conversation with Esther Seiden.” Statistical Science, 1992, 7, pp. 339–357. On March 3, 1908, Esther Seiden was [ More.. ]

Nov 17, 2015

The Kids are Alright: Divide by n when estimating variance

Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Professor of Statistics, University of Toronto, writes: It happens to the instructor of every university-level introductory statistics class. You define the mean m, and the variance v. [ More.. ]


Vlada’s Point: The Survey and Beyond

Contributing Editor Vlada Limic writes the last column in her series about workshops and workshops, and reports on the results of her “learnering” survey, which she announced in the April [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 12 (deadline January 15, 2016)

Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta sets this problem. Student members of the IMS are invited to submit solutions (to with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The deadline is January 15, 2016. [ More.. ]


Solution to Student Puzzle Corner 11

Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta writes the solution to the previous puzzle. The exact problem was this: Fix $\epsilon > 0$. Give examples of two absolutely continuous distributions with densities $f$ [ More.. ]


World Statistics Day Statement on Global Development

Over 50 organizations, including the IMS, marked World Statistics Day (20th of October) with a statement urging that global development must no longer be hampered by a lack of the [ More.. ]


COPSS Awards at JSM

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) conferred their 2015 awards at JSM in Seattle in August. John D. Storey, Princeton University’s William R. Harman ’63 and Mary-Love Harman [ More.. ]


Members’ News: October/November 2015

Featuring news about Nell Sedransk, Bradley Efron, David L Banks, Peter Gaenssler, Samantha Tyner


ASA name 62 new Fellows

The American Statistical Association (ASA) named 62 of its members as Fellows this year. Among them are 18 IMS members. The IMS members who are new ASA Fellows are: John [ More.. ]



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