Oct 1, 2016

October/November 2016 Bulletin now online

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


Presidential Address: Are We Meeting the Challenge?

Richard Davis delivered his IMS Presidential Address at the World Congress in Probability and Statistics, at the Fields Institute in Toronto on July 11, 2016. The video of this talk, [ More.. ]


Tweedie Award presentation

In the April/May 2016 issue we reported that the winner of the 2016 Tweedie New Researcher Award was Alexandre Bouchard-Côté. Alexandre presented the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the [ More.. ]


Joel Greenhouse presents Rod Little Distinguished Lecture

Joel B. Greenhouse, Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, was invited to present the inaugural Rod Little Distinguished Lecture in the Department of Biostatistics [ More.. ]


IMS Fellow Herold Dehling

Newly elected IMS Fellow Herold Dehling was unable to be in Toronto for the presentation ceremony, but a few weeks afterwards he and Richard Davis were at the same conference [ More.. ]


David Hand receives ENBIS Box Award

ENBIS, the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, established three awards to honour individuals who have helped to broaden the use of statistics in business and industry. Among these [ More.. ]


Terry Speed interview in Amstat News

Our columnist Terry Speed is interviewed in the September 2016 issue of Amstat News, in the section on influential mentors. He talks with Jean Yang about interdisciplinary research, his career [ More.. ]


Vlada Limic next IMS Bulletin Editor

We are delighted to announce that Vlada Limic will be the next Editor of the IMS Bulletin, taking over from Anirban DasGupta when his three-year term ends in December 2016. [ More.. ]


Call for nominations: Newbold Prize

The Bernoulli Society’s Newbold Prize Committee invites nominations for the Ethel Newbold Prize. The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every two years, next time in spring [ More.. ]


IMS Awards: nominate or apply now

Tweedie New Researcher Award Richard Tweedie played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. With funds donated by his [ More.. ]


XL-Files. Statistics vs Data Science: a 30-year-old prediction?

Xiao-Li Meng writes: Writing the last XL- Files on “Peter Hall of Fame” reminded me of a piece that I have wanted to write since attending Chin Long Chiang’s memorial [ More.. ]


Obituary: Theodore W. Anderson 1918–2016

Stanford Professor Emeritus Theodore W. “Ted” Anderson, a giant in mathematical statistics and econometrics, and a “prophet” of the era of big data, died of heart failure on September 17. [ More.. ]


Obituary: Emmanuel Parzen 1929–2016

Professor Emanuel Parzen, a long time faculty member in the Statistics Department at Texas A&M University, and expert in signal detection theory and time series analysis, died on Saturday, February [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 16

Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta sets this problem. Student members of the IMS are invited to submit solutions (to bulletin@imstat.org with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The deadline is October 23, 2016. [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle 15: solution

Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Well done to Promit Ghosal (pictured below), at Columbia University, who sent a careful answer to this problem. Promit Ghosal The problem asked was the following. [ More.. ]



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