Sep 1, 2016

September 2016 Bulletin now online

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

Read More...

World Congress in Toronto

The World Congress in Probability and Statistics, which was hosted by the Fields Institute, Toronto, took place from July 11–15, 2016. There were over 350 participants. Program highlights included the [ More.. ]

Read More...

Members’ News September 2016

Featuring news about William F. Eddy, C.F. Jeff Wu, Kaye Basford and Thomas Louis

Read More...

IMS Special Lectures

IMS Special Lectures in 2017 The IMS sponsors several series of Special Invited Lectures, which are given by distinguished scientists at regular IMS meetings. The IMS Committee on Special Lectures [ More.. ]

Read More...

Call for Nominations: COPSS Awards

The COPSS Awards are multi-society awards and as such, are presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings each year. In 2017, four awards will be presented: the Fisher Award and Lectureship, [ More.. ]

Read More...

Profile: Susan Murphy

As we reported in the June/July issue, Susan Murphy was among five IMS Fellows elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences. We featured a profile of Larry Wasserman [ More.. ]

Read More...
Sep 2, 2016

Data Wisdom for Data Science

Bin Yu, Departments of Statistics and EECS, University of California at Berkeley wrote this Invited note for http://odbms.org (The Resource Portal for Big Data, New Data Management Technologies and Data [ More.. ]

Read More...

MSC2020: Revising the Mathematics Subject Classification

Edward Dunne, the executive editor of Mathematical Reviews, and Klaus Hulek, Editor-in-Chief of zbMATH, are seeking your input: Mathematical Reviews (MR) and zbMATH cooperate in maintaining the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC), [ More.. ]

Read More...

XL-Files: Peter Hall of Fame

Xiao-Li Meng writes: For many statisticians, “Peter Hall” is a synonym for prolificacy. In his 40 years of professional career since his PhD in 1976, Peter had published over 600 [ More.. ]

Read More...

Women in Probability

Are you a woman working in probability and related fields? Tai Melcher, one of the organizers of the Women in Probability group, writes: Women in Probability is an organization for [ More.. ]

Read More...

Obituary: V.P. Godambe, 1926–2016

Vidyadhar P. Godambe, who died June 9, 2016, is recognized as a pioneer in the foundations of inference in survey sampling. He is also known for formulating and developing a [ More.. ]

Read More...

Obituary: Paul Joyce, 1958–2016

It is with great sorrow that we share news of the death of Dr. Paul Joyce. Paul passed away in a car accident on April 22, 2016. He has been [ More.. ]

Read More...

Terence’s Stuff: Principles

Terry Speed is taking a stand on principles. There’s a danger, as Oscar Wilde said, that if you lean on them too hard, “one day they’ll end up giving way.”

Read More...

Student Puzzle Corner 15: Deadline extended

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 now September 8, [ More.. ]

Read More...

Your new Council members

We are pleased to confirm the results of the 2016 IMS Council elections. The President-Elect is Alison Etheridge. The five new Council members are Jean Bertoin, Songxi Chen, Elizaveta Levina, [ More.. ]

Read More...
Pages:1234567...37»

Welcome!

Welcome to the IMS Bulletin website! We are developing the way we communicate news and information more effectively with members. The print Bulletin is still with us (free with IMS membership), and still available as a PDF to download, but in addition, we are placing some of the news, columns and articles on this blog site, which will allow you the opportunity to interact more. We are always keen to hear from IMS members, and encourage you to write articles and reports that other IMS members would find interesting. Contact the IMS Bulletin at bulletin@imstat.org

What is “Open Forum”?

In the Open Forum, any IMS member can propose a topic for discussion. Email your subject and an opening paragraph (to bulletin@imstat.org) and we'll post it to start off the discussion. Other readers can join in the debate by commenting on the post. Search other Open Forum posts by using the Open Forum category link below. Start a discussion today!

About IMS

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics is an international scholarly society devoted to the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. We have about 4,500 members around the world. Visit IMS at http://imstat.org
Latest Issue