Jul 15, 2015

August 2015 Bulletin now online

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

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Jul 14, 2015

Election results announced

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2015 IMS Council elections. The President-Elect is Jon Wellner. The new Council members are, in alphabetical order: Andreas Buja, Gerda Claeskens, [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: August 2015

Featuring news about Sharon-Lise Normand, Gunnar Kulldorff, Ramanathan Gnanadesikan, Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Xuming He, Hao Zhang

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Rao Prize Conference

The Penn State Department of Statistics held the 2015 Rao Prize Conference on May 14, 2015 to honor three prize recipients: the 2015 C. R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize Recipient [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 10: deadline August 10, 2015

In this issue, we look at the consequences of having only incomplete data. For example, suppose a random variable $X$ has a normal distribution with mean $\mu $ and variance [ More.. ]

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Solution to Student Puzzle Corner 9

Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Well done to Yixin Wang of Columbia University, who sent correct answers to all three parts (although fuller answers are encouraged). The problem asked was [ More.. ]

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IMS Fellows: a little history

In the last issue, we announced the latest additions to the prestigious list of IMS Fellows, now numbering 1,098. Paul Shaman delves deeper into the history of IMS Fellows, and [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2015

XL-Files: The ABC of Wine and of Statistics?

  Xiao-Li Meng gives some advice to a student in a conundrum. After the final exam of my first Gen. Ed. course, Real-life Statistics: Your Chance for Happiness (or Misery), [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2015

Obituary: Peter W.M. John, 1923–2015

Peter William Meredith John passed away on January 22, 2015 at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of 61 years, a daughter, a son, and [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2015

Obituary: Bruce Lindsay, 1947–2015

  Bruce G. Lindsay, 68, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on the morning of May 5. Bruce was holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics at [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2015

Obituary: Moshe Shaked, 1945–2014

Moshe Shaked, a leading figure in stochastic orders and distribution theory, died unexpectedly on October 28, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 69. Shaked is survived by his [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2015

Meeting Report: Meta-Analysis Workshop

Shahjahan Khan from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Toowoomba, Australia, recently organized this meeting: The School of Agricultural, Computational, and Environmental Sciences; and Division of Research and Innovation of [ More.. ]

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Nominate an IMS Named or Medallion Lecturer

The IMS Committee on Special Lectures is accepting nominations for IMS Named and Medallion Lectures. Available for nomination this year are the 2017 Wald and Neyman Lecturers, and the 2018 [ More.. ]

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Wald Lectures preview: Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy is the H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics & Professor of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research. Her research focuses on improving [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Omne Trium Perfectum

“All things that come in threes are perfect.”
Is it true that good things come in threes? Terry Speed explains why he likes triads.

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