May 15, 2016

June/July 2016 Bulletin now online

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

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Medallion lecture preview: Pierre Del Moral

Pierre Del Moral is Research Director at INRIA in France since 2007. He has previously worked at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia); Polytechnique School in Palaiseau, Paris; [ More.. ]

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t and chi-squared: Revisiting the classical tests for the 21st century classroom

Contributing Editor Dimitris Politis writes: Consider the standard setup where $X_1,\ldots, X_n$ are i.i.d. from distribution $F$ with mean $\mu=EX_i$, variance $ \sigma^2=E(X_i-\mu)^2>0$, skewness $\gamma = E(X_i-\mu)^3/\sigma^3$, and kurtosis $\kappa [ More.. ]

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Call For Nominations: Parzen Prize

The Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University invites nominations for the Emanuel and Carol Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation To promote the dissemination of statistical innovation, the Emanuel and [ More.. ]

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May 22, 2016

XL-Files: Lectures (Marriages?) That Last

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: Other than zero, I have a hard time coming up with an estimate for the number of readers of my XL-Files of July 2013 who [ More.. ]

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IMS Travel Awards announced

The 15 recipients of this year’s IMS Travel Awards The IMS Travel Awards provide funding for travel to present a paper or a poster at an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner: deadline June 7

Puzzle 14 Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta sets this problem. Student members of the IMS are invited to submit solutions (to bulletin@imstat.org with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The deadline is June [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Representing statistical models

Terry Speed finds plate notation challenging. Is he alone in thinking that sometimes using 20 words is better than one picture?

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May 22, 2016

JSM 2016: Workshops for Junior Researchers

Two free workshops at JSM are designed for new researchers to develop capabilities for research publication. The Writing Workshop continues the successful series of workshops where each participant receives individual [ More.. ]

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May 22, 2016

Peter Hall Memorial Conference

Peter Hall Memorial Conference September 30–October 1, 2016 Conference Center, University of California, Davis http://www.stat.ucdavis.edu/hallmemorialconference/ Please join the UC Davis Department of Statistics for the Peter Hall Memorial Conference in [ More.. ]

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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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