Oct 1, 2015

October/November 2015 Bulletin now online

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


COPSS Awards at JSM

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) conferred their 2015 awards at JSM in Seattle in August. John D. Storey, Princeton University’s William R. Harman ’63 and Mary-Love Harman [ More.. ]


Members’ News: October/November 2015

Featuring news about Nell Sedransk, Bradley Efron, David L Banks, Peter Gaenssler, Samantha Tyner


ASA name 62 new Fellows

The American Statistical Association (ASA) named 62 of its members as Fellows this year. Among them are 18 IMS members. The IMS members who are new ASA Fellows are: John [ More.. ]


Stochastic Processes conference featured Schramm lecture

The 2015 Schramm Lecture at the 38th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications meeting in Oxford, UK, in July, was presented by Michel Ledoux, University of Toulouse. Michel’s lecture [ More.. ]


Alan Turing Institute opens in UK

Workshop series kick-starts operations of new UK Data Science Institute The new UK national data science institute has opened its doors for business. The Alan Turing Institute was established in [ More.. ]


Loève Prize

Alexei Borodin awarded 2015 Loève Prize The 2015 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability has been awarded to Alexei Borodin of MIT. The prize, which carries a monetary [ More.. ]


Call for nominations: 2017 AWM-AMS Noether Lecture

Nomination deadline: October 15, 2015 The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) established the Noether Lecture to honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences. [ More.. ]


Surveys reveal statistician among top jobs in USA

Two surveys carried out in America highlight that being a statistician is a great career move. A survey carried out by CareerCast.com reveals “The Best Jobs for Women in 2015.” [ More.. ]


New book: Leadership and Women in Statistics

This is an edited volume of 27 chapters on a broad range of topics relating to leadership, with special emphasis on women. With the growth of data science in almost every field of application, statisticians need to take a leadership role.


Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute

Nancy Reid, University of Toronto, is the Director of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute. She writes: The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, CANSSI (Institut canadien des sciences statistiques, INCASS), www.canssi.ca, was [ More.. ]


Statisticians on Ice

Two IMS members have been signed to major ice hockey teams in the US — not as players, but as part of the growing number of statistical analysts in professional [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle 11: still time to enter

The deadline for the Student Puzzle printed in the last issue is October 20, 2015, so there is still time to enter! The puzzle appears at http://bulletin.imstat.org/2015/08/student-puzzle-corner-11/. We await your [ More.. ]


XL-Files: More Joy of Statistics, not (merely) Job of Statistics

Xiao-Li Meng writes: “I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians.” This prediction by Professor Hal Varian in January 2009 (in The McKinsey [ More.. ]


World Statistics Day 2015

The World Statistics Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 to recognize the importance of statistics in shaping our societies. The holding of national and regional [ More.. ]


ENAR abstract submission deadline

Submit your abstract by October 15, 2015, for the 2016 ENAR Spring Meeting (March 6–9, 2016, in Austin, Texas). October 15 is also the submission deadline for the Distinguished Student [ More.. ]



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