Dec 15, 2014

January/February 2015 Bulletin now online

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

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Peter Bickel honored by ETH

Peter Bickel received a Doctor honoris causa from ETH Zurich on November 22, 2014. The translation (from German) of the laudatio reads “…for fundamental contributions in semiparametric, robust and high-dimensional [ More.. ]

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RIP: Steven F Arnold, Eugene Dynkin, Moshe Shaked, Henry Teicher and Marvin Zelen

We are saddened to bring news that five of our community have passed away recently. We do not yet have full details, but obituaries will appear for these colleagues in [ More.. ]

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IMS Awards

There is still time to nominate someone for IMS Fellowship or to receive the Harry C. Carver Award, or to apply for an IMS Travel Award. IMS Fellowship: IMS Fellows [ More.. ]

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Nominations Sought for Spiegelman Award

The Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2015 Mortimer Spiegelman Award, which honors a statistician below the age of 40 [ More.. ]

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Presidential Address video and slides

We printed Bin Yu’s IMS Presidential Address in the October/November issue (in PDF format here). Bin reprised her talk at the New Researchers’ Conference, where it was filmed: you can [ More.. ]

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Dec 16, 2014

Meeting report: Bangladesh Statistics Seminar

Professor Shahjahan Khan is an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, and a member of IMS. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Statistical Society. He served as [ More.. ]

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Dec 16, 2014

NISS Workshop: Analyzing Complex Survey Data with Missing Item Values

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), a nonprofit organization that fosters high-impact cross-disciplinary and cross-sector research involving statistical sciences, held a workshop for its affiliates and others on October [ More.. ]

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Dec 16, 2014

XL-Files: Pray with me, statistically

Xiao-Li Meng writes: Perhaps because of my adventure a year ago officiating Yves and Victoria’s happy wedding (see December 2013 XL-Flies), I was invited back to the same church a [ More.. ]

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Hadley Wickham: Impact the world by being useful

Hadley Wickham writes: The best way to impact the world as a data scientist or statistician is to be useful. This column gives my advice on being useful: • Write [ 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. This year’s meeting [ More.. ]

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Dec 16, 2014

IMS-ASC Sydney: A Personal View

Thilaksha Tharanganie, who is a PhD student in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University, wrote to share her experiences from the Australian Statistical Conference in conjunction [ More.. ]

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Dec 16, 2014

Obituary: James B. MacQueen, 1929–2014

James “Jim” MacQueen IMS Fellow James B. MacQueen passed away on July 15, 2014, at the age of 85 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Ann, [ More.. ]

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IMS Invited Sessions at JSM 2015

JSM 2015 will take place in Seattle, Washington, from August 8–13, 2015. IMS Invited Program Chairs Igor Pruenster (University of Torino, Italy) and Antonio Lijoi (University of Pavia, Italy) have [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: GLMs and GLIM

Terry Speed recalls the devising of generalized linear models (GLMs) and pays tribute to their inventors, John Nelder and Robert Wedderburn.

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