May 15, 2016

June/July 2016 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the June/July 2016 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.

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World Congress in Toronto

Registration is now open for the 9th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, to be hosted by the Fields Institute in Toronto, from July 11–15, 2016. IMS members benefit from [ More.. ]

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US National Academy of Sciences elects Members, Foreign Associates

The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced the 2016 election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing [ More.. ]

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Krzysztof Burdzy receives 2016 IMS Carver medal

Krzysztof (Chris) Burdzy, Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Washington, USA, has been named the 2016 IMS Carver Medalist. Chris receives the award for [ More.. ]

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Paul Joyce: 1958–2016

We are deeply saddened to announce that IMS member Paul Joyce, professor of mathematics and Dean of the College of Science at the University of Idaho, was killed in a [ More.. ]

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Statistics on the radio

IMS Fellow Robert Kass featured in a radio interview with radio station WRSI, Where Statistics and Big Data and Your Brain Meet. In the interview, Rob Kass of Carnegie Mellon [ More.. ]

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May 25, 2016

Current Index to Statistics wants your input

Are you a user of the Current Index to Statistics? Interested in helping shape its future? We are looking for a few members of the Current Index to Statistics Management [ More.. ]

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Call for nominations: First International Prize in Statistics

Nominations are open for the first International Prize in Statistics, to be awarded at the ISI World Statistics Congress in Marrakech in July, 2017. The purpose of the Prize is [ More.. ]

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Call for nominations: IMS Special Lectures

The IMS Committee on Special Lectures is accepting nominations for IMS Named and Medallion Lectures. The following lectures are available for nomination in 2016. • 2018 Wald Lecturer • 2018 [ More.. ]

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May 25, 2016

Obituary: Ingram Olkin, 1924–2016

Ingram Olkin (Photo by Ed Souza) Ingram Olkin, professor emeritus of statistics and education at Stanford University, died at home in Palo Alto on April 28 at the age of [ More.. ]

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May 25, 2016

Obituary: Paul Herzberg, 1936–2015

Professor Paul A. Herzberg, a long-time faculty member in the Psychology Department at York University in Toronto, died on December 2, 2015 at age 79. Paul joined York University in [ More.. ]

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Medallion lecture preview: Frank den Hollander

Frank den Hollander is professor of mathematics at Leiden University in The Netherlands. His research focuses on probability theory, ergodic theory, statistical physics, population dynamics and complex networks. Frank has [ More.. ]

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Medallion lecture preview: Pierre Del Moral

Pierre Del Moral is Research Director at INRIA in France since 2007. He has previously worked at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia); Polytechnique School in Palaiseau, Paris; [ More.. ]

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t and chi-squared: Revisiting the classical tests for the 21st century classroom

Contributing Editor Dimitris Politis writes: Consider the standard setup where $X_1,\ldots, X_n$ are i.i.d. from distribution $F$ with mean $\mu=EX_i$, variance $ \sigma^2=E(X_i-\mu)^2>0$, skewness $\gamma = E(X_i-\mu)^3/\sigma^3$, and kurtosis $\kappa [ More.. ]

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Call For Nominations: Parzen Prize

The Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University invites nominations for the Emanuel and Carol Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation To promote the dissemination of statistical innovation, the Emanuel and [ More.. ]

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May 22, 2016

XL-Files: Lectures (Marriages?) That Last

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: Other than zero, I have a hard time coming up with an estimate for the number of readers of my XL-Files of July 2013 who [ More.. ]

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