Mar 30, 2019

August 2019 Bulletin now online

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Our Fellows’ Achievements

In 2015 Paul Shaman wrote about the history of IMS Fellows, and included an extensive list of their other achievements. A few years have passed, so we now present an [ More.. ]

Jul 16, 2019

IMS Election Results 2019

We are delighted to announce the 2019 election results and introduce the newly elected members of IMS Council. The next President-Elect is Regina Liu, and the five new members of [ More.. ]


American Philosophical Society elects David Donoho as member

The American Philosophical Society has announced its newest class of members, among whom is David L. Donoho, Professor of Statistics and Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the [ More.. ]


IMS Special Lectures in 2020 – and beyond

Each year the IMS selects special named and medallion lectures. In 2020, there will be the Wald and Blackwell lectures, and eight medallion lectures, as well as two joint IMS/BS [ More.. ]


Distinguished Statistician Colloquium honors Arthur Dempster

This year’s speaker at the 25th Pfizer Distinguished Statistician Series will be Professor Arthur P. Dempster from Harvard University. The colloquium will take place on October 23, 2019, in Storrs, [ More.. ]


Charles Bordenave’s Medallion Lecture

Charles Bordenave gave a Medallion Lecture at the INFORMS-APS 2019 meeting, which took place July 3–5, 2019, in Brisbane, Australia. He is pictured here with Ruth Williams. You can read [ More.. ]


Wald Lecture Previews: Trevor Hastie

Trevor Hastie is the John A Overdeck Professor of Statistics at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford University in 1994, he worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories for nine years, where [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture Preview: Liza Levina

Liza Levina is the Vijay Nair Collegiate Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan, as well as affiliated faculty at the Michigan Institute for Data Science and the Center [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture Preview: Yee Whye Teh

Yee Whye Teh is a Professor of Statistical Machine Learning at the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford and a Research Scientist at DeepMind. He was programme co-chair for AISTATS [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture Preview: Helen Zhang

Hao Helen Zhang is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona, as well as a faculty member of Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP). Helen Zhang [ More.. ]


President’s Column: Practice what we preach. Work for what we wish for.

Xiao-Li Meng writes his final President’s Column, before handing on the gavel to the next IMS President, Susan Murphy, at JSM… It has been so long since I was quarantined [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle 25: deadline September 5, 2019

Here’s Anirban DasGupta’s latest puzzle. He says: All of us were told as undergraduates, or perhaps Masters students, that an essential property of a point estimator is that it be [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle 24: solution

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes the solution to puzzle 24: Congratulations to the four student members who sent in correct answers—some more complete than others. They are Prakash Chakraborty, Purdue University; [ More.. ]


Remembering Larry Brown

Paul Shaman wrote these remarks, edited and expanded from his comments at the dinner on November 30th, during the posthumous tribute to Larry Brown held November 30–December 1, 2018, at [ More.. ]

Jul 15, 2019

Obituary: Joel Zinn 1946–2018

We mark the passing of Dr. Joel Zinn, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, on December 5, 2018, at his home in Westlake Village, California. He was 72 years [ More.. ]



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