Jan 15, 2015

April/May 2015 Bulletin now online

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Elect your new Council

We are pleased to introduce the candidates who are standing for election to the IMS Council in 2015. This year there is one candidate for President-Elect, and 10 candidates for [ More.. ]


Members News: April/May 2015

Featuring news about Evarist Giné and Gopinath Kallianpur


Han Liu receives 2015 Tweedie Award

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Han Liu as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Han received his PhD in 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University, and [ More.. ]


IMS Textbooks and Monographs

These two book series are published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of IMS. The volumes currently available are: IMS Textbooks Probability on Graphs. Geoffrey Grimmett Bayesian Filtering and Smoothing. [ More.. ]


Nominate for Janet L. Norwood Award

The Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is pleased to request nominations for the Fourteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for [ More.. ]


Obituary: Kathryn Chaloner, 1954–2014

Kathryn Chaloner accepting her COPSS Elizabeth Scott Award at last year’s JSM. Photo: Eric Sampson/ASA Kathryn Chaloner, 60, passed away on October 19, 2014. She was a fellow of the [ More.. ]


Obituary: Robert (Bob) Hogg, 1924–2014

Robert V. “Bob” Hogg, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Actuarial Science, passed away on December 23, 2014, in Highlands Ranch, CO, aged 90. Professor Hogg was an internationally renowned statistics [ More.. ]


Obituary: Pejaver V. Rao, 1935–2015

Professor Pejaver V. Rao (known as P.V.) died on January 2, 2015 at his retirement home in North Carolina after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was hospitalized [ More.. ]


Le Cam Lecture preview: Jon A. Wellner

Jon Wellner presents this year’s Le Cam Lecture, given every third year in memory of Lucien Le Cam, at JSM in Seattle. Jon A. Wellner, born in 1945 in Oregon, [ More.. ]


Sankhya solicits contributions

Bimal K. Roy, Director of the Indian Statistical Institute, writes: Sankhya Series A plans to publish a special issue on Application of Concentration Inequalities and Empirical Processes to Modern Statistics [ More.. ]


Hand writing: It’s not rocket science

Contributing Editor David Hand explains that while statistics as a field is not impossible, it is often misunderstood: The importance of public understanding of science, and of outreach activities more [ More.. ]


Vlada’s Point: Learnering Survey

Yes, you read that right. Contributing editor Vlada Limic continues her series of columns on workshops, workshops and a neologism: learnering… Workshops (by which I mean workshops) will be organized [ More.. ]


XL-Files: Frequent(ist) Flu and Fiducial Cure?

Xiao-Li Meng writes: Some events in life repeat, although not necessarily in an i.i.d.* fashion. For some unlucky or lucky ones (see my last XL-Files) this has been a season [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 8 – deadline April 25, 2015

The Student Puzzle Corner contains one or two problems in statistics or probability. Sometimes, solving the problems may require a literature search. Current student members of the IMS are invited [ More.. ]


Solution to Student Puzzle Corner 8

Anirban DasGupta writes: Well done to Yixin Wang (Columbia University) and Vivian Meng (McGill University), who provided correct solutions to the various parts of the problem. Yixin Wang Vivian Meng [ More.. ]



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