Aug 28, 2015

September 2015 Bulletin now online

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

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Aug 28, 2015

JSM Seattle “biggest yet”

Seattle is known for Starbucks and software… and now also for statisticians, as over 6,800 people attended the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings, held at the Washington State Convention Center from [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: September 2015

Featuring news about Aad van der Vaart, Michael Waterman, Steven Fienberg, Jiming Jiang, Judith Goldberg, John Eltinge, Xuming He and Danyu Lin.

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JSM Seattle in pictures

The September 2015 issue of the IMS Bulletin has photos of some of the highlights of the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle. Check it out!

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Student Puzzle Corner 11: deadline October 20, 2015

Infinite divisibility of Euclidean random variables and vectors has been a core theme in the theory of probability for at least sixty years. The question asked is when can a [ More.. ]

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Solution to Student Puzzle Corner 10

Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: The problem asked was to settle the possibility of consistent estimation with incomplete data in three examples, and to provide a concrete one when consistent [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2015

New IMS Group for Junior Researchers

We are happy to announce the formation of a new committee within the IMS to create a forum for early career statisticians and probabilists. Tentatively called “j-IMS”, the group aims [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2015

Meeting report: ISS in St John’s, Canada

Brajendra C. Sutradhar, Memorial University, was the General Chair of the recent International Symposium in Statistics (ISS) 2015 On Advances in Parametric and Semi-parametric Analysis of Multivariate, Time Series, Spatial-temporal, [ More.. ]

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Putnam Mathematics Competition

Paul Shaman delves into the history of the Putnam Mathematics Competition, and some of its notable laureates. He writes: The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition is held annually. Undergraduates at [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2015

Obituary: Gopinath Kallianpur, 1925–2015

Gopinath Kallianpur, distinguished probabilist, passed away on February 19, 2015. He was Alumni Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for nearly 25 years; Professor Emeritus since retirement. [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2015

Obituary: Gunnar Kulldorff, 1928–2015

Gunnar Kulldorff, a Fellow and long time member of IMS, passed away in Umeå, Sweden, on June 25, 2015. Gunnar was born in Malmö, Sweden, in 1928. He studied at [ More.. ]

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Wolfgang Doeblin Prize for Outstanding Research in Probability

The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability welcomes nominations for the third Wolfgang Doeblin Prize to be awarded at the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto, in [ More.. ]

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Presidential Address: Erwin Bolthausen

Some thoughts about the relations between statistics and probability theory Erwin Bolthausen, University of Zürich and Kyoto University, delivered this IMS Presidential ADdress at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2015

What is the core of Data Science?

David Dunson, Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistical Science at Duke University, writes: What is the core of data science? To address this, I think it is necessary to first [ More.. ]

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Data Science Conference: an interview

On June 11–12, 2015, the IMS-Microsoft Research workshop Foundations of Data Science brought together parallel communities of statisticians and machine learning researchers to discuss various problems that have both statistical [ More.. ]

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