Oct 1, 2018

January/February 2019 Bulletin now online

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National Academy of Medicine new Members

IMS Fellow Xihong Lin was among those elected as members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the three United States Academies, along with Science and Engineering. Election [ More.. ]


2018 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The Applied Public Health Statistics section of the American Public Health Association has named Raphael Gottardo, a computational biologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the winner of its 2018 [ More.. ]


American Association for the Advancement of Science selects new Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has bestowed upon 416 of its members the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in [ More.. ]


IMS Journals: new editors

Some of the IMS journals have new editors. Starting January 1, 2019, the Annals of Applied Probability will now have two Co-editors (like the Annals of Statistics has had). Therefore, [ More.. ]


Nominate for 2019 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). Anyone can nominate [ More.. ]


Childcare grants

Are you bringing a child to the next IMS Annual Meeting (i.e. JSM in Denver, July 27 – August 1, 2019)? Apply to the IMS Child Care Initiative, and the [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: US Elections, 2016, 2018, 2020

Anirban DasGupta writes: I thought it would be revealing and entertaining to look at the recently concluded US midterm election results and make some conclusions. Who is voting Republican? What [ More.. ]


New group on the History of Statistics

Michael P. Cohen, American Institutes for Research, is a founding member of a new group, and he would like you to join him: The American Statistical Association (ASA) has a [ More.. ]

Dec 14, 2018

Obituary: Frank Hampel, 1941–2018

Frank Rudolf Hampel, professor emeritus at ETH Zurich, passed away in Thalwil near Zurich, Switzerland, on October 2, at the age of 77. Frank Hampel was well known for his [ More.. ]


Hand writing: Right, legitimate and proper? The new world of data ethics

Contributing Editor David J. Hand (Imperial College London) has been thinking about the ethical, social and policy challenges associated with the rise and rise of “big data”: Data ethics seem [ More.. ]


IMS awards: nominate or apply now

There is still time to nominate your outstanding colleagues and collaborators IMS Fellowship or for the Carver medal. A candidate for the IMS Fellowship [see Philip Protter’s article here]shall have [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 23

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 January 25, 2019. [ More.. ]

Nov 15, 2018

Renew your IMS membership by December 31 and save 10%

Check the rates and add discounted joint memberships with other societies—now including the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics and the New England Statistical Society, as well as INFORMS/Applied Probability [ More.. ]


Bradley Efron receives International Prize in Statistics

The International Prize in Statistics is awarded to Bradley Efron, Professor of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in [ More.. ]


Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series resumes with Grace Wahba

Haim Bar & Dipak K. Dey, University of Connecticut, report: After a six-year hiatus, this year we renewed the Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series. With generous funding from Pfizer, the American [ More.. ]



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