Oct 1, 2018

December 2018 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the December 2018 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.

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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.. ]

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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.. ]

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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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Michael Jordan and Bin Yu selected for Chan–Zuckerberg Research Awards

IMS Fellows Michael I. Jordan (UC Berkeley) and Bin Yu (UC Berkeley) are working on two of the six projects that have just received a highly selective Chan–Zuckerberg Intercampus Research [ More.. ]

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Nov 15, 2018

Steve Fienberg’s widow in mass shooting

We are deeply saddened to report that Steve Fienberg’s widow, Joyce, was among the 11 people murdered on October 27 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA. She [ More.. ]

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Nominate for IMS Awards

There is still time to consider who to nominate for these distinguished IMS awards. Nominations are open for the following IMS Awards for 2019: • Tweedie New Researcher Award, deadline [ More.. ]

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The world is loving us (almost surely). Can we love back, passionately?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the world’s new-found interest in and demand for statistics, IMS President Xiao-Li Meng has a call to arms:   “I teach statistics” used to be [ More.. ]

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Seeking Novelty in Data Sciences

Juan C. Meza is Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the US National Science Foundation. IMS President Xiao-Li Meng invited him to share some opportunities to reach out [ More.. ]

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Nov 15, 2018

There’s fun in thinking just one step more

Ruobin Gong, Rutgers University, writes: Suppose that you and a group of friends play the following game. Everybody guesses an integer between 1 and 100. You win by getting closest [ More.. ]

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Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize: update and nominations

Peter Hall played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. To memorialize Peter in a manner that matched his [ More.. ]

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Interview: Dietrich Stoyan

Interview: Dietrich Stoyan Elja Arjas kindly agreed to interview Dietrich Stoyan, a renowned German probabilist, statistician, and an IMS Fellow, who has written an unusual book about his rather unusual [ More.. ]

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Nov 15, 2018

My ‘sexy statistics’ – take or LV it

Radu V. Craiu is Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He writes: This past summer I was asked in a Q&A session [ More.. ]

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David Donoho’s Gauss Award

David Donoho is the recipient of the 2018 Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize, the major prize in applied mathematics awarded jointly by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the German Mathematical [ More.. ]

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Statisticians honored by COPSS at JSM2018

Wendy Lou, COPSS Secretary/Treasurer, writes: The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) presents awards annually to honor statisticians who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics. For [ More.. ]

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Senior statisticians celebrate birthdays

We extend our congratulations to two former IMS Presidents, C.R. Rao, who recently celebrated his 98th birthday, on September 10, and Herman Chernoff, who turned 95 in July. Anirban DasGupta [ More.. ]

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