Dec 15, 2016

January/February 2017 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the January/February 2017 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.

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President’s Message: A Brief Snapshot of IMS in 2016–17

IMS President 2016–17 Jon A. Wellner, University of Washington, writes: History: Continuity and Discontinuity In preparing to write this article for the Bulletin, I took the opportunity to read several [ More.. ]

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Bulletin in soft transition phase

New IMS Bulletin Editor Vlada Limic writes: With this issue I officially take the baton from Anirban DasGupta, to whom I am very grateful for all the good advice during [ More.. ]

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Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942–2016

Stephen Fienberg, University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, died December 14 in Pittsburgh, USA. He was 74. An internationally acclaimed statistician, Fienberg was best known [ More.. ]

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Charles M. Stein, 1920–2016

We regret to report that Charles Stein passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 24, aged 96. He was a professor of statistics at Stanford University. He is widely known [ More.. ]

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American Association for the Advancement of Science 2016 Fellows

In October 2016, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected 391 members as Fellows of AAAS. Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf [ More.. ]

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Sastry Pantula receives Paul Minton Service Award

Oregon State University College of Science Dean Sastry G. Pantula was honored for his outstanding and extensive service to the statistics profession with the 2016 Paul Minton Service Award from [ More.. ]

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Profile: Steve Evans

David Steinsaltz, University of Oxford, UK, profiles Steve Evans, one of the five IMS Fellows elected in 2016 to the US National Academy of Sciences [profiles of the other four [ More.. ]

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IMS Awards: nominate or apply now!

Nominate someone for the IMS Carver Awards or Fellowship, or apply for a Travel Award The Carver Medal was created by the IMS in honor of Harry C. Carver, for [ More.. ]

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Nominate for 2017 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). Nominations are an [ More.. ]

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IMS Child Care Initiative: apply by June 1

The purpose of the IMS Child Care Initiative is to encourage and support the participation at IMS Annual Meetings of IMS members who have child care responsibilities. The next IMS [ More.. ]

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Journal news: Statistical Science opens Conversations

For many years, Statistical Science has published ‘Conversations’ with some of the many distinguished leaders in statistics and probability [see list, below]. These interviews are one of the most popular [ More.. ]

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Introducing a new IMS-affiliated journal: Observational Studies

Dylan Small writes: Observational Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on all aspects of observational studies. The journal’s web site is http://obsstudies.org/. The journal is diamond open access—no [ More.. ]

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First International Prize in Statistics

IMS Fellow Sir David Cox has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The Prize, considered the highest honor in statistics, will be bestowed every other [ More.. ]

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Alicia Carriquiry elected to National Academy of Medicine

Among the 70 regular members and 9 international members elected this year to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is IMS Fellow Alicia Carriquiry. Alicia is distinguished professor of [ More.. ]

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