Sep 1, 2014

September 2014 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the September 2014 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.


Martin Hairer wins Fields Medal

The Fields Medals are the most prestigious awards in the field of mathematics, awarded every four years by the International Mathematical Union. Among this year’s four recipients is IMS member [ More.. ]


Members News: September 2014

Featuring news about Michael Jordan, Susie Bayarri, Terry Speed, Karen Kafadar, Alicia Carriquiry, Merlise Clyde, Dipak Dey, David Draper, Stephen E. Fienberg, Edward I. George, Michael Jordan, Joseph B. Kadane, Kerrie Mengersen, Eugenio Regazzini, Sylvia Richardson, Christian Robert, Judith Rousseau, Fabrizio Ruggeri, Marina Vannucci, Robert Wolpert, Brian Scott Caffo, Catherine A. Calder, Joseph E. Cavanaugh, Jie Chen, Jeng-Min Chiou, Bertrand S. Clarke, Holger Dette, Paul Embrechts, Yulia R. Gel, Mark E. Glickman, Scott H. Holan, Lurdes Yoshiko Tani Inoue, Karunarathna Bandara Kulasekera, Nicole A. Lazar, Bin Nan, Philip B. Stark, Joshua M. Tebbs, Hansheng Wang, Tian Zheng, and John Stufken.


IMS Annual Meeting, Sydney, in photos

Photographs taken at the IMS Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Australian Statistical Conference, July 7-10, 2014.


IMS student members win Data Mining Cup

Iowa State student team wins international data mining competition A team of Iowa State University graduate students topped 98 other universities from 28 countries to capture first place in the [ More.. ]


Data science: how is it different to statistics ?

Contributing Editor Hadley Wickham is Chief Scientist at RStudio and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Rice University. He is interested in building better tools for data science. His work includes [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 6 (deadline September 15)

The Student Puzzle Corner contains one or two problems in statistics or probability. Sometimes, solving the problems may require a literature search. Current student members of the IMS are invited [ More.. ]


TOPOS: Applied topologists do it with persistence

Robert Adler continues his series of articles on Topology, Probability and Statistics: In my previous column (in the March 2014 issue) I introduced TOPOS as an acronym for Topology, Probability [ More.. ]


The London Workshop Report

Statistics and Science: A Report of the London Workshop on the Future of the Statistical Sciences ( is the product of a high-level meeting in London last November attended by [ More.. ]


IMS Lectures in 2015; Nominations

In 2015 the named and medallion lectures will be given as follows: At ENAR (Miami, March 15–18, 2015): Medallion lecture: Tilmann Gneiting At APS (Istanbul, July 5–8, 2015): Medallion lecture: [ More.. ]


Women faculty in US Stat/Biostat Departments

Marcia Gumpertz and Jacqueline Hughes-Oliver investigated the status of female faculty members in Statistics and Biostatistics departments across the US. Marcia reports on their findings: In Fall 2013 we conducted [ More.. ]


New ‘International Women in Maths’ website

In March 2013 the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) approved the establishment of an Advisory Group for Women in Mathematics, charged with creating and overseeing a section [ More.. ]


IMS Travel Award winners in Sydney

Front row, from left–right: Jinyuan Chang, Bin Yu (then IMS President), Wenxin Zhou. Middle row l–r: Susan Wei, Jiangyan Wang. Back row l–r: Takashi Owada, Bin Guo, Takumi Saegusa. Meet [ More.. ]


IISA Conference report

2014 IISA Conference recognizes young researchers and PhD students Subir Ghosh, University of California, Riverside, reports: The International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) Conference on Research Innovations in Statistics for Health, [ More.. ]


IMS: a cross-continent human network (with free student membership)

IMS President Bin Yu writes: As I am finishing my term as the IMS President and transitioning into the role of Past-President, I have been reflecting on the roles of [ More.. ]



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