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Sep 2, 2019

September 2019 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the September 2019 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.


Allan Sly awarded Loève Prize

  Award announced at the Stochastic Processes and their Applications meeting (see the report here) The 2019 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability is awarded to Allan Sly [ More.. ]


IMS Fellows recognized in British Honours list

The UK Government announced that two IMS Fellows, Peter Donnelly and Sylvia Richardson, have been included in the The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Peter Donnelly, Chief Executive of Genomics plc, [ More.. ]


Daniela Witten receives 2019 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has named Daniela Witten, professor in statistics and biostatistics at the University of Washington and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics, the [ More.. ]


JSM plenary session webcasts

If you weren’t at the Joint Statistical Meetings this year, you can still watch four of the plenary sessions. These videos are at • ASA President’s Address: Reinforcing the [ More.. ]


Travel Awardees at JSM

Eight of this year’s IMS travel award recipients were able to come to the Presidential Address and Awards session at JSM (in total there were 10 Hannan Graduate Student awards [ More.. ]


Tweedie New Researcher Award

Richard Tweedie (1947–2001) played a significant role throughout his career as a mentor. The Tweedie New Researcher Award, created in his memory, provides funds for travel to present the Tweedie [ More.. ]


Nominations open for 2020 Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize

Peter Hall (1951–2016) played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. With funds donated by his friends and family, [ More.. ]


JSM photos

You can see some photos from this year’s IMS annual meeting, at JSM in Denver, in the September 2019 issue. Download the PDF here.


COPSS Presidents’ Award: Hadley Wickham

Hadley Wickham wins the prestigious 2019 COPSS Presidents’ Award Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist at RStudio, is the recipient of the 2019 COPSS Presidents’ Award. This award is presented annually to [ More.. ]


2020 COPSS Awards: Nominations open now

Nominations are open for three awards, to be presented next year at JSM in Philadelphia. Please visit for details of eligibility and nomination requirements for all these awards. Please [ More.. ]


Treasurer’s Report 2018

The 2018 Treasurer’s Report details membership and subscription data for the calendar year end 2018. The 2018 fiscal year-end audit report will be published separately in the Fall of 2019, [ More.. ]


Nominate for IMS Awards

It’s time to think about nominating your outstanding colleagues and collaborators for these IMS awards: Hall and Tweedie awards (see separate posts), Carver Medal and IMS Fellowship. Nominations are invited [ More.. ]


Obituary: Marc Moore, 1942–2019

Canadian statistician Marc Moore passed away on July 26, 2019, following a long illness. He was 77. A graduate of Université de Montréal, Canada, he was a professor at École [ More.. ]


Obituary: Joseph F. Heyse, 1952–2019

Joseph F. Heyse, a respected and influential leader in biopharmaceutical statistics, passed away May 31, 2019. He was 67. Joe Heyse joined Merck & Co., Inc., in 1976 as a [ More.. ]



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